The Week with Mark Sutcliffe

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The Week with Mark Sutcliffe - April 29, 2012

This Sunday, Mark 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:
Susan Riley, columnist for the Ottawa Citizen
Andrew Cohen, author, columnist and professor at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication

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

APOLOGY ACCEPTED? Cabinet Minister Bev Oda's travel expenses sparked outrage this week. The Minister of International Cooperation publicly apologized and repaid taxpayers for the cost of upgrading to a luxurious London hotel on a business trip last year. Under continued criticism, Oda repaid her limo service costs for the trip. This is not the first time Oda’s expenses have come under scrutiny. Should she resign? Is she demonstrating a lack of respect for taxpayers’ money, especially at a time when government is cutting back?

QUEBEC INDEPENDENCE: Michael Ignatieff found himself backpedalling over the subject of Quebec independence. In a BBC interview, the former Liberal leader mused about its inevitability. Ignatieff now says his remark was taken out of context. Meanwhile, a poll says 36 percent of Quebecers support independence—a far lower number than in historic past polls. Was Ignatieff right? And why was there so much controversy, especially since he is no longer in politics?

REOPENING ABORTION DEBATE: The abortion debate was brought back to the House of Commons with a Conservative MP's motion to review the definition of a human being. Critics accuse the Prime Minister of wanting to change the law, despite promising that he wouldn’t. But Stephen Harper said he would vote against the motion. Should Parliament be revisiting this sensitive issue?

ANYTHING ELSE: What are the national political stories that matter most to you this week?

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About Mark Sutcliffe

About 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 The Chat Room weekday mornings on 580 CFRA in Ottawa, writes two weekly columns in the Ottawa Citizen 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 Why I Run and was formerly Executive Editor of the Citizen.

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