This Sunday, Mark welcomes:
• Althia Raj, Ottawa Bureau Chief, The Huffington Post
• Andrew Cohen, columnist, professor with Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication
Viewers are also invited to share their thoughts about the week’s political stories:
F-35 FUTURE Opposition anger continued this week with the official release of a report that estimates the full cost of the F-35s now at $46 billion. The government said it is assessing options. Should the government proceed with the F-35s? What are Canada’s military needs and how can we best meet them?
NORTH KOREA & SYRIA The Conservative government was quick to condemn North Korea’s rocket launch, calling it a “provocative” ballistic missile test. Meanwhile, it said it would not recognize the Syrian National Coalition as a legitimate successor to the al-Assad government until it rejects extremism and embraces minorities. Why is Canada taking a cautious approach in Syria?
NDP-LIBERAL COOPERATION? The idea of cooperation between opposition parties may have traction, but not with two opposition leaders. Could cooperation between the NDP, Liberal and even Green parties make a difference in the next federal election?
ROBOCALLS COURT CASE A controversial federal court case looking into voter suppression began this week. Eight Canadians want the election of six Conservatives overturned. Should the results in these six ridings be overturned? Will this case open the door to many more cases disputing election results?
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.