April 18, 2018

PrimeTime Politics

April 18, 2018

A parliamentary committee tables its report on pharmacare – but there’s no consensus on a national plan. Peter Van Dusen welcomes MPs Marilyn Gladu (Conservative), Peter Julian (NDP), and John Oliver (Liberal).

Martin Stringer has the latest on the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and residential schools.

Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute, analyzes new polling numbers from British Columbia on the Trans Mountain pipeline dispute.

Andrew Thomson previews this week’s Liberal convention in Halifax.

Political observers Laura D’Angelo, Robin MacLachlan, and Tim Powers analyze this week’s top stories.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speak at a town-hall event in London.

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz discusses the bank’s interest rate decision and its latest monetary report.


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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.