Mark welcomes Kady O’Malley, national politics columnist for the Ottawa Citizen, and Kristy Kirkup, Ottawa bureau reporter for The Canadian Press. Viewers are also invited to share their thoughts about the week’s political stories:
OCTOBER 19: DECISION DAY This Monday Canadians cast their ballots, ending one of the longest federal election campaigns in Canadian history. After weeks of public opinion surveys indicating a national three-way race, the Liberals now track well ahead of other parties. Are these polls right? Do they signal change and a new Liberal government? What were some of the campaign’s key turning points? From controversial Tory advertising to a Liberal adviser’s questionable email offering lobbying advice—how much impact will events during this last critical week have on the outcome?
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.