Host Mark Sutcliffe looks at the week’s political stories, including a ruling by House of Commons Speaker Peter Milliken calling on the government to release thousands of documents related to the treatment of Afghan detainees. The government and opposition party members have two weeks to arrive at an arrangement that grants MPs access to the documents while still satisfying national security concerns.
Journalist Gloria Galloway joins Mark to explore this issue in more detail. Ms. Galloway also comments on new developments in the case against former Conservative MP Rahim Jaffer. A parliamentary committee is reviewing allegations that Mr. Jaffer illegally lobbied the government.
Also on the program, Mark speaks with Liberal House leader Ralph Goodale about the detainee document negotiations.
New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton offers his perspective on the week’s developments.
Mark then asks Ned Franks, a political studies professor at Queen’s University, for additional analysis of the detainee document issue.
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.