Host Mark Sutcliffe and his guests hear the views of Canadians on the week in Canadian politics. Topics of discussion include possible legislation to increase the number of seats in the House of Commons and a decision by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to boycott a speech at the United Nations by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Liberal Senator Colin Kenny joins Mark in the studio to discuss Canada’s future role in Afghanistan. Mr. Kenny also comments on a controversial comparison he made between the Vietnam War and Canada’s presence in Afghanistan.
Over the course of the program, Mark responds to comments from CPAC viewers about issues shaping Canada’s political landscape.
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.