Mark Sutcliffe and his guests hear the views of Canadians on the year in Canadian politics. Journalist Lawrence Martin joins Mark in the studio to discuss the most influential political issues of 2009.
Topics of discussion include the prorogation of Parliament, the H1N1 “swine flu” pandemic, the first year in office of United States President Barack Obama, and continuing questions about Canada’s role in the possible torture of Afghan detainees. Over the course of the program, CPAC viewers call in to reflect on issues that shaped the Canadian 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 Ottawa Today, weekday mornings on 1310 NEWS, in Ottawa, 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 Long Road to Boston. He was inducted into the Order of Ottawa in 2016.