March 7, 2018

PrimeTime Politics

March 7, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference in Toronto, where he faces questions on the U.S. president’s proposal for a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff on imported aluminum. Donald Trump is expected to sign off on the tariffs this week.

Unifor national president Jerry Dias speaks with reporters in Ottawa about NAFTA, potential U.S. tariffs, and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale speaks to reporters in Ottawa at a one-day summit on guns and gang violence. We also have coverage of Toronto Mayor John Tory’s remarks at the summit.

The prime minister takes part in an armchair discussion in Toronto on the issue of equity in the workplace.


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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.