In the program’s first episode, host Mark Sutcliffe and his guests hear the views of Canadians on the week’s major political news stories.
New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton joins Mark in the studio for a discussion about key developments in the House of Commons, including proposed reforms to the Employment Insurance system and a confidence vote that has kept the Conservative minority government in power. Additional topics of debate include Health Canada’s delivery of body bags to First Nations communities along with H1N1 “swine flu” prevention kits.
A broadcaster, writer and entrepreneur, Mark joined CPAC in the Fall of 2009 to host The Week – a Sunday morning, national phone-in on the week in politics. He also hosts The Chat Room weekday mornings on 580 CFRA in Ottawa, writes two weekly columns in the Ottawa Citizen and is the CEO of Great River Media. A marathon runner and volunteer, Mark is also the founder of iRun magazine and the author of Why I Run and was formerly Executive Editor of the Citizen.