CPAC Today in Politics starts each weekday in Canadian politics with the latest news headlines, a summary of topical opinions from columnists, editorialists and pundits and a preview of the day’s events and activities. Hosted by veteran writer and broadcaster Mark Sutcliffe, CPAC Today in Politics provides you with the information you need to understand what’s driving public policy and political decision-making and tells you what to watch for in the day ahead.
A broadcaster, writer and entrepreneur, Mark Suttcliffe joined CPAC in 2009. He also hosts Ottawa Today, weekday mornings on 1310 NEWS, in Ottawa, 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 Long Road to Boston. He was inducted into the Order of Ottawa in 2016.
Sept. 30 2020 — Pandemic benefit bill passes unanimously
After the Liberals put their government on the line, a key bill with pandemic benefits for workers passes unanimously in the House of Commons; The Parliamentary Budget Office says Canada is heading toward a deficit of more than $328 billion; And another provincial election is called, as we continue to face the second wave of the pandemic.
Sept. 29 2020 — Ontario’s 2nd wave of COVID-19
Ontario‘s government faces the highest daily infection numbers since the pandemic began; Former federal Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh calls the global response to COVID-19 a “colossal failure”; And Jagmeet Singh speaks out on the safety of politicians, after being accosted on an Ottawa street.
Sept. 28 2020 — Next steps in tackling the Coronavirus
What’s next as the government continues to manage the Coronavirus crisis?; What are the pitfalls in the transition from CERB to Employment Insurance?; And with the Speech from the Throne expected to pass, when could we see the next election?
Sept. 25 2020 — Conditions come for NDP support of the Throne Speech
The NDP’s support for the Speech from the Throne comes with conditions; The Liberals urge all MPs to support proposed increases to pandemic benefits; And finding a way to speed up COVID testing while respecting the independence of Canada’s regulatory authorities.
Sept. 24 2020 — Pandemic plan revealed
The government reveals its plan to guide Canada through the pandemic; The Prime Minister defends his government’s proposed financial measures; The Conservatives say they will not support the Liberals’ Throne Speech.
Sept. 23 2020 — Throne Speech day
What will be the focus of today’s Speech from the Throne?; Will the opposition support the government’s agenda?; The Supreme Court continues to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the federal carbon tax.