During his visit to Ottawa, the Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa, explains how his country addresses the problem of illicit drugs. Users are redirected to the health care system instead of facing criminal charges, a model Justin Trudeau has refused to consider while affirming that he wants to get cannabis legalized. MPs Mona Fortier (Parti libéral), Bernard Généreux (Parti conservateur) et Karine Trudel (NPD) debate this and other issues.
World Press Freedom Day is an opportunity to reflect on this issue worldwide. Réal Barnabé, who has been promoting freedom of the press for several decades, provides a mixed assessment of the current situation.
Reporters Manon Cornellier (Le Devoir) and Joël-Denis Bellavance (La Presse) analyze the week’s major political stories.
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.