February 26, 2018

PrimeTime Politics

February 26, 2018

Peter Van Dusen looks at the prime minister’s trip to India with three MPs: Tony Clement (Conservative), Raj Grewal (Liberal), and Jenny Kwan (NDP).

We preview tomorrow’s federal budget – and its expected emphasis on gender equality – with Kate McInturff of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Also: MPs Peter Julian (NDP), Joël Lightbound (Liberal), and Pierre Poilievre (Conservative).

Robert Benzie, Queens Park bureau chief for the Toronto Star, analyzes the latest drama surrounding Patrick Brown and the Ontario PC leadership race.

Journalists Joël-Denis Bellavance, Susan Delacourt, and John Ivison share their thoughts on the latest political headlines.


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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.