June 9, 2010

Revue Politique

June 9, 2010

Host Pierre Donais speaks with a panel of MPs about the cost of the upcoming G8 and G20 summits in Ontario, including the estimated $2-million cost of a media pavilion being built in Toronto. Sitting on the panel are Bernard Patry (Liberal), Claude Guimond (Bloc Québécois), Yvon Godin (NDP), and Bernard Généreux (Conservative).

CPAC’s Danielle Young recaps the verbal exchanges which occurred during today’s Question Period.

Rumours continue to fly about a possible merger between the Liberal Party of Canada and the New Democratic Party of Canada. Don Boudria, a former Chrétien cabinet minister, shares his views on this potential merger.

The Ontario Court of Appeal is currently considering the case of a woman who wants to testify wearing her Niqab during a trial. The woman has accused two family members of sexually assaulting her when she was a child. At the heart of this case is the clash between religious freedom and the right of the accused to a fair trial. Pascale Fournier, an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa and a Research Associate with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, provides details the possible repercussions of this case, which could set a precedent in Canada.

Political commentator William Johnson analyzes issues raised in the House of Commons.


image - Pierre Donais

Pierre Donais

Drawing on four decades of radio and TV experience, Pierre has a reputation for being as personable as he is astute. He joined CPAC in 2003 to host Revue Politique, a nightly review of the day’s politics for Francophone viewers. He also delves into the personal with guests on Tête à Tête. A former anchor and journalist at TQS and Télémédia CIMF-FM in Outaouais, Pierre also served as radio host and station manager. He has recently completed his Master’s degree in law at the University of Ottawa.