Mark Sutcliffe recaps the week in politics and news with a live, cross-country phone-in. Reporter Glen McGregor comments on the reports of alleged influence peddling by Rahim Jaffer and this week’s resignation by his wife and former cabinet minister, Helena Guergis.
Craig Jones of the John Howard Society discusses the National Parole Board’s system of granting legal pardons to convicted criminals – including sex offenders – and the role these pardons play in rehabilitation and the reintegration of convicts back into society.
Kevin Gaudet of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation comments on the growing divide between public and private sector pensions plans and the so-called “gold-plated” pensions being offered to Members of Parliament.
Liberal MP Dr. Keith Martin discusses the issue of providing access to family planning – including abortions where legal – as part of an international strategy to improve maternal health in Africa and other countries receiving foreign aid.
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.