This Sunday, Mark welcomes: Elizabeth Thompson (senior political writer, iPolitics.ca) and John Ibbitson (chief political writer, The Globe and Mail).
Viewers are also invited to share their thoughts about the week’s political stories:
TORY MP CHARGED, QUITS CAUCUS — Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro stepped out of caucus after being charged with violating the Elections Canada Act. How do these allegations reflect on the Conservative government?
DOCTOR-ASSISTED SUICIDE — Just days before his death a leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Donald Low, called for physician-assisted suicide to be legalized. The government said it has no intention of re-opening a debate. Is it time for a discussion about assisted suicide? Are the current laws appropriate or is it time for a change?
INTERNATIONAL ISSUES — In New York, the prime minister said Canada would not take no for an answer on the Keystone XL pipeline proposal. His decision not to speak at the opening of the United Nations General Assembly angered critics. Opposition also criticized the government for not signing a UN arms trade treaty. Is Harper taking the right approach at the UN? On Keystone? How will his actions this week affect Canada on the international stage?
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.