May 8, 2021

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.

Friday, May 7:

Members of the Commons defence committee join Martin Stringer in the wake of today’s testimony by Katie Telford, the prime minister’s chief of staff, on her handling of military misconduct allegations and what she told Justin Trudeau about the former chief of defence staff.

Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault discusses the amendments to Bill C-10 – his contentious legislation on digital regulation and the Broadcasting Act.

And journalists Mia Rabson (The Canadian Press) and Niigaan Sinclair (Winnipeg Free Press) review the top political headlines.

Wednesday, May 5:

Craig Jenne, a University of Calgary immunologist, discusses COVID-19 in Alberta and the province’s new public-health restrictions.

Yves Giroux, the parliamentary budget officer, discusses his newest report analyzing last month’s federal budget.

Tuesday, May 4:

COVID-19 confusion intensified today as the prime minister urged Canadians to receive their shot as soon as possible, despite the caution from members of the National Advisory Council on Immunization about the AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines. Peter Van Dusen welcomes Dr. Cora Constantinescu (Alberta Children’s Hospital).


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.