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.
May 07 2021 — Second vaccine doses may be out sooner
Second doses of the COVID vaccine could be given out sooner than expected; While some parts of the country still have high case counts, others talk of reopening; And Katie Telford will appear before a defence committee looking into sexual misconduct in the military.
May 06 2021 — Pfizer vaccine approved for 12-15 year-olds
Health Canada authorizes the use of the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15; Canada’s budget watchdog says the federal budget will lead to decades of higher debt; And the Immigration Minister announces new streams to boost the number of people coming to Canada.
May 05 2021 — The government re-confirms all vaccines are safe
The government stresses all vaccines are safe after advice from a panel of experts causes confusion; Alberta introduces new pandemic restrictions; And the Conservatives continue to push for the Prime Minister to fire his chief of staff.
May 04 2021 — O’Toole calls for firing of PM chief of staff
Erin O’Toole calls for the Prime Minister to fire his chief of staff; The Johnson and Johnson vaccine will soon be available across Canada, but experts say it's up to Canadians to decide whether they should take it; And Liberal Insiders say if Mark Carney chooses to run as a Liberal in the next election, he will likely run in Ottawa.
May 03 2021 — Vaccination rates vs. infection rates
The race between vaccination rates and infection rates continues; The government faces more pressure over allegations of sexual misconduct in the military; And internal strife in the Conservative Party as Lisa Raitt is forced from her riding association.
Apr. 30 2021 — Independent review of military misconduct announced
The Defence Minister announces an independent review into harassment and sexual misconduct in the military; The latest on the government’s bill to regulate the internet; And Erin O'Toole issues a challenge to the government on vaccinations.
So glad this exists!
I’ve been looking for so long for a Canadian news podcast that is a quick, well packaged discussion about Canada specific topics. Thanks for creating this!
Serves a purpose
This podcast accomplishes its goal of being a decent daily primer of political news when parliament is in session. Unfortunately that goal lends to limited voices being heard. Could really use a more diversity in columnists. Could stand to chat with members of civil society more often.
Great Quick Review of Canadian Daily Politics
If I could, I would get all my news packaged like this in short, well-produced podcast segments. I'm glad to have a new way to get my Canadian political news, thanks for putting this together!