May 9, 2010

Members of the government and the opposition are still trying to iron out a deal to release thousands of documents related to the treatment of Afghan detainees. The speaker’s deadline is fast approaching with some saying failure to reach an accord could lead to a snap election.

Another public debate is raging over the governor general’s post. Should the prime minister extend Michaëlle Jean’s term or appoint someone new to the office?

There are new rules governing lobbyists and calls for former MP Rahim Jaffer to make a return appearance before a parliamentary committee. What’s next?

Mark Sutcliffe is joined by John Ibbitson, Ottawa bureau chief for The Globe and Mail. Parliamentary scholar Peter Russell and Andrew Cohen, president of the Historica-Dominion Institute, weigh in on who might replace the governor general and how they’ll be chosen. And New Democrat MP Pat Martin joins us from Winnipeg to discuss the Guergis/Jaffer controversy.

About

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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.