June 26, 2011

This Sunday, on the final show of the season, Mark Sutcliffe welcomes two guests in studio to discuss the big stories of the week in federal politics. Viewers are also welcome to join the discussion through calls, emails, and Twitter.

On the program this week:

* Ottawa Citizen columnist Susan Riley
* Journalist and broadcaster Tom Clark

Tune in, call in and tweet in this Sunday to talk about:

Mail Melee: As debate over the government’s controversial back-to-work legislation delays MPs’ summer break, Canada Post and its union break off talks aimed to end the labour impasse. Is the government doing what it should in the face of the Canada Post lockout? And how soon is postal service likely to return?

Afghan Detainees: The government releases 4,000 pages of documents on Canada’s treatment of afghan prisoners. Do the documents support accusations that the military was complicit in the torture of prisoners by Afghan forces? Is a public inquiry necessary? Or do the documents resolve all outstanding questions on the issue?

Senate Reform: The government faces opposition from other parties, from provincial premiers and from some members of the Conservative party on its plans to reform the upper house. Do the proposed reforms go far enough to truly reform the Senate? Should the government consider seriously proposals to abolish the Red Chamber entirely?

G-8 Spending Probe: Cabinet minister Tony Clement dismisses as a “pr stunt” news that the RCMP is looking into g8 legacy spending on projects in his riding. As the Opposition continues to blast the government on this issue, can Clement get past the accusations that he acted improperly?

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.