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 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.