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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.
B.C. Chiefs Demand Bennett's Resignation - June 25, 2021
Chief Judy Wilson, secretary-treasurer of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, discusses the group’s call for Carolyn Bennett to resign from cabinet after remarks directed at Jody Wilson-Raybould.
And Martin Stringer reviews the parliamentary sitting with journalists Kristy Kirkup (The Globe and Mail), Tonda MacCharles (Toronto Star) and Kady O’Malley (iPolitics).
More Residential School Graves Found - June 24, 2021
More than 750 unmarked graves have been discovered at the site of a former Saskatchewan residential school. Peter Van Dusen has more coverage with Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign Indian Nations, along with Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller.
Also: the latest analysis from political observers Anne McGrath, Tim Powers, and Susan Smith.
Parliament Adjourns For Summer Amid Election Speculation - June 23, 2021
The House of Commons sitting comes to an end amid speculation of an election campaign later this year. Peter Van Dusen has the latest with MPs Adam Van Koeverden (Liberal), Eric Duncan (Conservative), and Peter Julian (NDP), plus journalists Joël-Denis Bellavance (La Presse), Susan Delacour (Toronto Star), and Althia Raj.
The Week In Review – June 18, 2021
Former Quebec premier Jean Charest, a member of the Wilson Task Force on Public Health and the U.S.-Canadian Border, discusses the government’s decision to postpone the border’s reopening for at least one more month.
MPs Arif Virani (Liberal), James Cumming (Conservative) and Peter Julian (NDP) give their own take on the the U.S. border and Parliament’s declaration that the Public Health Agency of Canada was in contempt for failing to produce documents related to the firing of two scientists from the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg.
Journalists Ian Bailey (The Globe and Mail) and Tonda MacCharles (Toronto Star) look back on an eventful week on Parliament Hill that saw a censure motion and a contempt motion pass in the House of the Commons, and Green Leader Annamie Paul face criticism for her leadership.
The Week In Review – June 11, 2021
New Brunswick MP Jenica Atwin explains her decision to leave the Green party and cross the floor to the governing Liberals.
MPs Kevin Lamoureux (Liberal), Blake Richards (Conservative), and Rachel Blaney (NDP) discuss legislation, the coming end of the parliamentary sitting, and the potential of a fall election.
Journalists Mia Rabson (The Canadian Press) and Kady O’Malley (iPolitics) look back on the past week in Canadian politics.
MP Crosses Floor, Canada-U.S. Border, G7 – June 10, 2021
Green Leader Annamie Paul joins Peter Van Dusen after the departure of New Brunswick MP Jenica Atwin for the Liberal party.
Liberal MP Wayne Easter, chair of the Standing Committee on Finance, talks about the Canada-U.S. border and the growing political pressure in both countries to secure a re-opening timeline.
Independent Senator Peter Boehm, a former G7 “Sherpa” for the Canadian government, discusses this week’s leaders’ summit in England.
And political commentators debate the latest headlines: Tom Parkin, Tim Powers, and Susan Smith.
Missing Perspectives/One Sided
Guest reporters could include; Andray Domise, Nora Loreto, Courtney Skye, Gabrielle Peters and Robyn Maynard. Would be helpful to have a broader class analysis from hosting a variety of guest reporters. There’s a little too much of the same predictable analysis.