November 20, 2011

The Week with Mark Sutcliffe

November 20, 2011

This Sunday, Mark is joined by two guests to review the week in national politics. Viewers can join in via phone, email and social media.

On the program this week:

John Ibbitson, Parliamentary Bureau Chief, The Globe and Mail
Ottawa Citizen Columnist Susan Riley

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

New RCMP Boss: The government appoints one-time street cop Bob Paulson to head the national police force. As the force struggles with host of issues including accusations of systemic sexual harassment is Paulson the right choice for rebuilding the force?

New Markets in Asia: In the wake of the us decision to delay the Keystone XL pipeline the government is eyeing markets in Asia for energy exports. Is this a good trade direction for Canada?

Twitter Tirade?: NDP MP Pat Martin was criticized this week for a profanity-laden outburst in response to what he calls the government’s limiting of debate on the budget bill. In this age of social media was the MP out of line?

The Right To Die: This week an expert panel called on the federal government to legalize assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia. Should the government heed the panel’s advice?


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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.