March 1, 2018

PrimeTime Politics

March 1, 2018

Peter Van Dusen has the latest on NAFTA talks and the U.S. plan for steel and aluminum tariffs, including analysis from trade expert Peter Clark.

MPs debate Canada-India relations and this week’s diplomatic tension: Daniel Blaikie (NDP), Blaine Calkins (Conservative), and Matt DeCourcey (Liberal).

Michael Bryant, executive director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, discusses the budget’s call for tax information sharing with foreign governments to counter evasion and other major crimes.

James Hutt (Canadian Health Coalition) responds to the creation of an advisory panel on national pharmacare.

Journalist David Reevely (Ottawa Citizen) offers thoughts on yesterday’s Ontario PC leadership debate and the final days of the race.

Martin Stringer looks at the call for a Supreme Court reference on the Trans Mountain pipeline dispute. He also has details on grain farmers calling for federal action to resolve rail backlogs in western Canada.

Political commentators Kate Harrison, Greg MacEachern, and Robin MacLachlan have their say on the top stories.


Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale appears 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.