October 9, 2020

Watch this week’s highlights from CPAC’s flagship show, PrimeTime Politics, the source for political roundup and analysis of policy issues. Get an insider’s perspective from Ottawa featuring interviews and guest panels from the Hill.

Thursday, October 8:

Peter Van Dusen welcomes CanAge CEO Laura Tamblyn Watts to discuss protecting elderly Canadians from the second wave of COVID-19, with a new report from the Ontario ombudsman on the situation at long-term care homes.

Industry Minister Navdeep Bains faces questions on the federal-Ontario funding announcement on electric vehicles and the government’s COVID-19 strategy.

And political observers Mira Ahmad, Shakir Chambers, and Kiavash Najafi debate the week’s top stories.

Friday, October 9:

Mary Ng, the federal minister responsible for small business and trade, joins Martin Stringer to discuss plans for direct rent support to businesses hit hard by COVID-19. We also have reaction from Laura Jones of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

Journalists Alex Boutilier (Toronto Star), Catherine Lévesque (Le Presse Canadienne), and Laura Stone (The Globe and Mail).


Peter Van Dusen

Peter Van Dusen

Peter is one of the most well-known political journalists in Canada, a distinctive and popular personality with close to four decades as both reporter and anchor. He joined CPAC in 2001, where he began his continuing stint as host of PrimeTime Politics, CPAC’s nightly political round-up. He also serves as the network’s Executive Producer, ensuring quality coverage of Canadian politics through a variety of platforms.

Prior to joining CPAC, Peter spent seven years with CTV Ottawa and 11 years with the city’s CBC affiliate.

Martin Stringer

Martin Stringer

Having covered the Canadian political scene for more than 25 years, Martin is as politically astute as he is savvy. He joined CPAC in 1996 and has covered leadership races, political conventions and federal elections, serving as PrimeTime Politics’ Hill correspondent daily and host of the show’s Friday edition. Martin began his career as a reporter for CBC Radio in Quebec City and also worked for seven years as national and international producer for CBC Radio’s flagship show, As It Happens.