March 20, 2011

This Sunday, Mark welcomes three guests into the CPAC studio to discuss the week’s political highlights. He also welcomes viewers into the discussion via phone and email.
On the program this week:
* Globe and Mail Ottawa Bureau Chief John Ibbitson
* Elizabeth Thompson, senior political writer for
* Public policy consultant Bob Plamondon
And more?
Tune in and call in this Sunday to talk about:
* Election Triggers? : On the eve of federal budget, the opposition prepares to find the government in contempt of parliament. How likely are either of these events to trigger an election?
* Dress rehearsals: With the likelihood of an election growing, the parties continue to strategize and target each other with attack ads and rhetoric. What do the latest messages say about the possible campaign to come?
* Cultural sensitivities: Liberal MP Justin Trudeau attacks and then retreats over wording in the government’s new citizenship guide. Should some cultural practices be officially described as “barbaric”?
* Federal funding: As the Prime Minister defends his decision not to fund a Quebec City arena, the liberal leader says his party would have done so. Is it a cultural investment or a waste of taxpayers’ money?
* 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.