January 15, 2012

The Week with Mark Sutcliffe

January 15, 2012

This Sunday, in a special episode airing at noon ET, Mark welcomes two veteran political journalists to discuss the Liberal Biennial Convention and the week in national politics. Viewers are also welcome to contribute their thoughts about the big stories of the week.

On the program:
Susan Riley, columnist for the Ottawa Citizen
Lawrence Martin, columnist for The Globe and Mail

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

REBUILDING THE BRAND: Following an historic defeat in the last federal election, Liberals from across Canada gather in Ottawa to discuss their roadmap to renewal. What do Canadians look for in a modern democratic party? Can revitalization increase Liberal support?

DOWNSIZING DEFECTOR: Quebec NDP MP Lise St-Denis left her official opposition party to join the third-party status Liberals. She says she is impressed with Liberal positions and policies. But observers indicate the move says more about the NDP, without Jack Layton, than it does about the Liberals. Should there be a by-election in her riding of Saint-Maurice–Champlain?

PIPELINE PROCESS: Hearings are underway for the proposed northern gateway pipeline amidst controversy and cries of government interference. With so much at stake, how should government behave?

BUDGET BLUES: The finance minister, on a national pre-budget tour, says some government department spending may be cut by more than 10 percent. Meanwhile, the parliamentary budget officer reports expenditures are already being sliced deeper and faster than planned. Will cuts be too deep, too fast, for the good of the country?

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.