This Sunday, three political observers join Mark Sutcliffe to discuss the big stories of the week. And viewers are invited to join in the live discussion via phone and email.
On the program this week:
* James Travers, national affairs columnist for the Toronto Star
* Antonia Maioni, director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
* Political consultant Bob Plamondon
Tune in and call in this Sunday to talk about:
* Crime and Punishment: After liberals pull their support for a conservative drug sentencing bill, the parties blast each other’s law and order policies: Who’s tough on crime? Who’s soft on crime? Who’s smart on crime? Who’s dumb on crime?
* “Mad Max”?: Conservative mp Maxime Bernier stirs up controversy over Quebec’s bill 101: Does he have a point about the irrelevance of language laws? And do his views represent his party’s position in any way?
* Nordiques redux: The Quebec premier and the mayor of Quebec City announce a joint plan to finance an NHL-ready arena: Should the federal government chip in on the project?
* TSX Takeover?: A proposed merger of the Toronto and London stock exchanges raises questions about Canadian sovereignty: How should the federal government react?
* Anything Else: What are the national political stories that matter most to you this week?
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.