March 12, 2018

PrimeTime Politics

March 12, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard hold a joint news conference after touring a Rio Tinto aluminum facility in Saguenay, Que. Trudeau is visiting several steel and aluminum plants this week, following the U.S. decision to exempt Canada from increased tariffs.

Doug Ford has been elected the new leader of the Ontario PC Party, less than three months before the provincial election. David Reevely writes for the Ottawa Citizen and covered the party’s leadership race. He joins Martin Stringer to assess Ford’s leadership and to discuss the political landscape in Ontario.

International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne launches a new federal agency to attract foreign investment to Canada.

About

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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.