March 6, 2011

This Sunday, Mark Sutcliffe discusses the week’s big national political stories with three guests in studio, and with viewers via phone calls and email.

On the program this week:

Maclean’s magazine columnist Paul Wells
Louise Elliott, parliamentary correspondent with CBC Radio News
Author and public policy consultant Bob Plamondon

And more?

Tune in and call in this Sunday to talk about:

Campaign Countdown?: Amid heightened election speculation, the government announces a date for the upcoming federal budget: What are the odds it will pass or be voted down?

Ethical Questions: As the opposition pounds the Conservatives over election spending, a new fundraising controversy emerges: Has the government wilfully broken any rules?

International Response: Canada sends a navy frigate to the Mediterranean and moves to freeze the assets of foreign dictators: How effectively is this country responding to the turmoil in Libya?

Sober Second Thought?: The NDP proposes a national referendum on abolishing the Senate. Should the upper chamber be scrapped, reformed, or left alone to carry on?

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 Ottawa Today, weekday mornings on 1310 NEWS, in Ottawa, 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 Long Road to Boston. He was inducted into the Order of Ottawa in 2016.