Mark welcomes two 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
* Louise Elliott, Parliamentary Correspondent for CBC Radio News
Tune in and call in this Sunday to talk about:
* Comings and Goings: As departing mps meet for the last time, some newly elected mps are meeting their constituents for the first time. How is the political landscape shaping up for the coming Parliament and for the various political parties?
* Postponed Surplus?: With a majority win under their belt, conservatives may be backing off a campaign pledge to eliminate the deficit by 2015. Will the upcoming budget be any different from the one the government introduced in March?
* Prices at the Pump: The cost of gasoline continues to fluctuate day-by-day, but remains high, prompting industry minister Tony Clement to ask the petroleum industry to explain itself. How much should the federal government be involved in this issue?
* Drug War?: The Supreme Court hears arguments for and against Insite, Vancouver’s supervised injection site for drug addicts, which the federal government wants to shut down in the face of arguments that it prevents overdose deaths. How is the legal debate playing out?
* 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.