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, September 24:
The government has pledged to boost its proposed Canada Recovery Benefit to $500 per week. Is that enough for NDP support in a confidence vote? Peter Van Dusen welcomes Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh.
We also hear from political observers Mira Ahmad, Ahmad Attia, and Kiavash Najafi.
Friday, September 25:
Martin Stringer welcomes MPs Michael Barrett (Conservative), Rachel Blaney (NDP), and Adam van Koeverden (Liberal) to discuss the return of Parliament and the speech from the throne. Also: analysis from journalists Andray Domise (Maclean’s), Tonda MacCharles (Toronto Star), and Mia Rabson (The Canadian Press).
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.
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.