June 12, 2011

This Sunday, Mark Sutcliffe welcomes two political observers to discuss the big news of the week. He also welcomes calls, emails and tweets from viewers.
On the program this week:

John Ibbitson, Ottawa Bureau Chief for the Globe and Mail
Journalist, broadcaster and military analyst Mercedes Stephenson

Tune in and call in this Sunday to talk about:

Back to the Grind: The new majority parliament completes its first week on the job. Was there evidence of a new tone in the House, and what did the first days of the 41st Parliament suggest about the session to come?

Pork-barrel politics? : Days after the government tables a budget promising thrift, the Auditor General’s office releases a damning report about spending on last year’s g-8 summit. What do the findings say about the Conservatives’ abilities as prudent fiscal mangers?

Mission Accomplished? : Canadian troops prepare for their final departure from Kandahar. As our combat mission comes to a close, what have we achieved in Afghanistan and what lies ahead for Canada’s military? And what about the mission in Libya?

A Celebratory Gathering: Conservatives gather in Ottawa for their first national convention since their historic election victory last month. What are the issues that unite the governing party? And what are the notable divisions among delegates?

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.