January 22, 2012

The Week with Mark Sutcliffe

January 22, 2012

This Sunday, Mark Sutcliffe welcomes two veteran political journalists to discuss the week in national politics. Viewers are also welcome to contribute their thoughts about the big stories of the week.

On the program:

Louise Elliott, Parliamentary Reporter for CBC Radio
John Ivison, Political Columnist for the National Post

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

ECONOMY WATCH: The Governor of the Bank of Canada holds down interest rates but warns of rising household debt. The Finance Minister cautions home-buyers to avoid excessive risk. And the pensions of MPs and public servants come under fire. With the global economy still fragile, what steps should the government be taking?

KEYSTONE A CASUALTY: The Keystone XL Pipeline proposal is rejected by the Obama administration. Our federal government vows to seek other markets. TransCanada says it will re-apply. Is this a set-back for the Canadian economy? And for Canada-US relations?

SPY SCANDAL: A naval officer is charged with espionage. He worked in a communications centre that also handles intelligence from our allies. Four Russian officials are expelled from the country. How big is this spy scandal? And what secrets were released to a foreign entity?

DUELING OVER DUAL CITIZENSHIP: NDP leadership candidate Thomas Mulcair’s French citizenship touches off a debate about nationality and loyalty. Can a candidate for prime minister be a citizen of another country?

HEALTH CARE CONCERN: Provincial and territorial leaders want the federal government to revisit its health care deal. Is the new funding formula unfair to some provinces? Should the federal government come back to the table?

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.