CPAC

The Week with Mark Sutcliffe

Loading video...

The Week with Mark Sutcliffe - November 25, 2012


This Sunday, Mark welcomes:

• John Ibbitson, Chief Political Writer, The Globe and Mail
• Susan Riley, Freelance Columnist

Viewers are also invited to share their thoughts about the week’s political stories:

LIBERALS & ALBERTA Two Liberal MPs are embroiled in controversy over their comments on the west. A 2010 interview surfaced—one in which leadership candidate Justin Trudeau said Canada wasn’t doing well because Albertans run the country. Meanwhile, the natural resources critic resigned after saying Alberta MPs should go home since they put provincial interests first. How much will these comments hurt Liberal by-election chances?

CANADA SUPPORTS ISRAEL Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said his government’s full support of Israel has resulted in a “barrage of vile reaction” but, he said, true friends are there when needed most. Is Canada taking the right stand in the current conflict?

PM IN ACTION A recent poll calls the prime minister the most competent of the party leaders but to Canada's premiers he was an absent leader this week. Stephen Harper declined an invitation to attend their economic meeting in Halifax. Yet he did not decline offering economic advice to the U.S. Should the prime minister have joined the premiers? And how much could the fiscal issues in the U.S. affect Canada?

HILL MISDEEDS? A former Liberal cabinet minister has been charged over alleged inappropriate use of funds. He says he’s innocent. A senator’s claim for housing allowance is under review. How easy might it be for any parliamentarian to bend or break rules?



more less

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.

more less

Related Videos

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Banking, Trade and...

Conservative Senator Donald Plett presents his bill to ensure that contractors and sub-contractors on federal government construction...

PrimeTime Politics

February 2, 2017

Three of the six men killed Sunday at a Quebec City mosque are memorialized in Montreal: Khaled Belkacemi, Abdelkrim Hassane, and Aboubaker...

Revue Politique

February 2, 2017

After the government set aside its campaign promise of changing the electoral system, Opposition parties cast doubt on the government’s...

Scrums

February 2, 2017

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale reacts to the gun video posted by Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary. Immigration...