June 21, 2018

PrimeTime Politics

June 21, 2018

With the cannabis bill receiving royal assent today, Peter Van Dusen speaks with parliamentary secretary Bill Blair and activist Jodie Emery.

MPs Daniel Blaikie (NDP), John Brassard (Conservative), and Mona Fortier (Liberal) review the parliamentary sitting.

Conservative MP Todd Doherty discusses the passage of his bill on post-traumatic stress disorder.

Political commentators Kate Harrison, Greg MacEachern, and Robin MacLachlan analyze the latest headlines.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to reporters in Prince Rupert, B.C.


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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.