Feb. 20/11

Mark Sutcliffe welcomes three prominent political observers to discuss the big stories of the week. He also welcomes viewers’ calls and emails.

On the program this week:

John Ibbitson, Ottawa bureau chief for the Globe and Mail
Elizabeth Thompson, senior political writer for iPolitics.ca
Sun Media’s national bureau chief David Akin

And more…

Tune in and call in this Sunday to talk about:

Tied up in “Not” : The government resists opposition calls for the resignation of a cabinet minister: Should Bev Oda step down over allegations she altered a document and mislead Parliament?

Welcome Mat?: A new immigration strategy will see fewer grandparents and more working newcomers allowed into the country: Does the government’s plan strike the right balance?

Cyber Attack: Hackers break into computer systems in at least three federal departments: Are there too many cracks in our country’s cyber security system?

Spring Vote?: New polls show the conservatives on the verge of a majority: How realistic are they? And are predictions of a looming election credible?

Anything Else: What are the national political stories that matter most to you this week?


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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.