February 12, 2018

PrimeTime Politics

February 12, 2018

Will there be change to Canada’s justice system, especially for Indigenous communities, after the not-guilty verdict in the shooting death of Colten Boushie? Peter Van Dusen welcomes criminal defence lawyer Michael Spratt and MPs Georgina Jolibois (NDP), Marco Mendicino (Liberal), and Cathy McLeod (Conservative).

More on the Alberta-B.C. pipeline dispute, and the federal government’s role, with MPs Murray Rankin (NDP), Kim Rudd (Liberal), and Shannon Stubbs (Conservative).

Journalists Joël-Denis Bellavance, Susan Delacourt, and John Ivison analyze the latest political developments.

Black community leaders visited Parliament Hill today to call for more action against racism. Martin Stringer has more details.


Labour Minister Patty Hajdu discusses Bill C-65 at a parliamentary committee.


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Peter Van Dusen

A distinctive and popular personality with more than two decades of reporting and anchoring experience, Peter is a well-known journalist in Canada’s political arena. He joined CPAC in 2001 to host CPAC’s flagship show, PrimeTime Politics, and as Executive Producer of the channel has guided the evolution of programming to strengthen the viewer experience. Prior to joining CPAC, Peter spent 11 years with CBC Television in Ottawa as the evening anchor for local news.

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Martin Stringer

Having covered the Canadian political scene for more than 25 years, Martin is as politically astute as he is savvy. He joined CPAC in 1996 and has covered leadership races, political conventions and federal elections, serving as PrimeTime Politics’ Hill correspondent daily and host of the show’s Friday edition. Martin began his career as a reporter for CBC Radio in Quebec City and also worked for seven years as national and international producer for CBC Radio’s flagship show, As It Happens.