This Sunday, Mark welcomes Elizabeth Thompson, Senior Political Writer for iPolitics.ca, and John Geddes, Ottawa Bureau Chief for Maclean’s. Viewers are also invited to share their thoughts about the week’s political stories:
PRESSURE ON RUSSIA MOUNTS The Prime Minister spent the week in Europe urging world leaders to continue applying economic pressure on Russia after its annexation of Crimea. Stephen Harper expressed concern over Russia’s intentions. Russia has now been excluded from the G8. Will sanctions force Russia to change course? And how well is the Prime Minister handling this international crisis?
ASSISTED SUICIDE DEBATE Conservative MP Steven Fletcher is going against government policy with his tabling of two private member’s bills that would allow assisted suicide under certain conditions. But the Justice Minister says he is hesitant to reopen the debate. With more individuals such as Fletcher speaking out, is it time for Canada to have another conversation about this controversial topic?
QUEBEC ELECTION BATTLE Quebec Liberals continued to surge in the polls in a provincial election campaign that has become a bitter battle. Questions about off-shore accounts, corruption and integrity dominated the agenda, as well as the leaders’ last televised debate. Has the issue of Quebec sovereignty transformed the campaign? And what’s likely to happen in the final week of the race?
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.