February 21, 2018

PrimeTime Politics

February 21, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference in New Delhi, India, about his meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who has accused members of Trudeau’s cabinet of being sympathetic to the Sikh separatist movement. The prime minister is in India for a week-long trade trip. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan briefly speaks with the media in Amritsar, India, about the meeting.

Patrick Brown is cleared by a party nomination committee to run for leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, a position from which he resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations. Today he also faced accusations from Ontario PC MPP Randy Hillier of alleged ethics violations. Hillier and fellow caucus colleague Lisa MacLeod speak to reporters at Queen’s Park about the allegations against the former party leader.

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a listening session at the White House with students and families affected by the Parkland, Florida, Columbine and Sandy Hook school shootings.


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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.