March 21, 2010

Host Mark Sutcliffe speaks with Justice Minister Rob Nicholson about proposed reforms to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, including stricter sentences for violent and repeat young offenders.

Mark discusses this issue in more detail with Queen’s University law professor Nicholas Bala.

Later, Mark speaks with Bill Murdoch, Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP for Bruce–Grey–Owen Sound, about Mr. Murdoch’s proposal to make Toronto a separate province.

McLoughlin Media vice-president Laura Peck joins Mark in the studio to analyze a “virtual town hall” that was held by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on YouTube. Mr. Harper answered questions that were submitted and voted on by Canadians.

Over the course of the program, CPAC viewers call in and voice their opinions on the issues being discussed.


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Mark Sutcliffe

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.