March 21, 2003

Scrums

March 21, 2003

Politicians speak to the press about the major news stories for the week of March 17–21, 2003, including the prospect of military action in Iraq; Canada–U.S. trade relations and border security; allegations of a conflict of interest involving Liberal leadership contender Paul Martin; and Canadian casualties in Afghanistan as a result of so-called “friendly fire” from American forces.

The program includes remarks by Defence Minister John McCallum, Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham, Opposition leader Stephen Harper, PC Party leader Joe Clark, NDP leader Jack Layton, Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe, Liberal MP John Harvard, NDP MP Svend Robinson, Immigration Minister Denis Coderre, Deputy Prime Minister John Manley, and Transport Minister David Collenette.