December 18, 2011

The Week with Mark Sutcliffe

December 18, 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:

Christina Spencer, Political Editor, Postmedia News
Andrew Cohen, Carleton University School of Journalism

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

Face Veil Ban: The immigration minister announces that new Canadians show their face during citizenship ceremonies. Is this decision necessary to ensure that new Canadians recite the citizenship oath?

Trudeau Tirade: Liberal MP Justin Trudeau unleashes a wave of profanity during Question Period this week directed at Environment Minister Peter Kent. As the House rises for the winter break, should Canadians be expecting better behaviour from their elected representatives?

Speaker’s Ruling: The Speaker of the House of Commons rules that he has no power to deal with Conservative party phone calls in Irwin Cotler’s riding falsely claiming that the Liberal MP was stepping down. Was the Speaker correct in ruling that the telephone calls did not prevent Cotler from carrying out his parliamentary duties?

Health Care Funding: The finance minister announces that health transfers will not keep increasing by 6% beyond the 2015-2016 fiscal year. What is the best way forward to ensure adequate funding of health care in Canada?

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.