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PrimeTime Politics is a comprehensive round-up of the day in Canadian politics, from breaking stories to developments on longstanding issues. Key moments, feature interviews, panels, in-depth analysis and more. It’s the day in an hour.

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.

PrimeTime Politics with Peter Van Dusen Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC)

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PrimeTime Politics is a comprehensive round-up of the day in Canadian politics, from breaking stories to developments on longstanding issues. Key moments, feature interviews, panels, in-depth analysis and more. It’s the day in an hour.

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.

    COVID-19 Forces Suspension of Parliament, Another Rate Cut - March 13, 2020

    COVID-19 Forces Suspension of Parliament, Another Rate Cut - March 13, 2020

    Martin Stringer welcomes MPs to discuss the suspension of Parliament and the latest COVID-19 developments: Dan Albas (Conservative), Don Davies (NDP), and Greg Fergus (Liberal).

    More on the Bank of Canada’s rate cut and the government’s economic response with economist Pedro Antunes (Conference Board of Canada).

    Dr. Paul Pageau, a former president of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, discusses the potential for ER backlogs as COVID-19 cases increase.

    And journalists Kristy Kirkup (The Globe and Mail), Mia Rabson (The Canadian Press), Heather Scoffield (The Toronto Star) review a tumultuous week in Canadian politics.

    • 56 min
    COVID-19 Cancels First Ministers' Meeting, PM Self-Isolates - March 12, 2020

    COVID-19 Cancels First Ministers' Meeting, PM Self-Isolates - March 12, 2020

    The latest COVID-19 political developments, as the prime minister opts for self-isolation, the first ministers' meeting is postponed, and questions abound over the Canadian implications of cancelled U.S.-Europe air travel. Peter Van Dusen welcomes infectious disease consultant Dr. Abdu Sharkawy (University Health Network).

    Natan Obed, president of the Inuit Tapirit Kanatami, discusses the cancellation of this week's meetings, his priorities for the next federal budget, and the COVID-19 threat to Inuit communities.

    An all-party committee of parliamentarians is calling on the federal government to push a comprehensive strategy to fight the continued and growing risk or foreign interference. Liberal MP David McGuinty, who chairs the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, joins us to discuss the report.

    Political commentators Ashton Arsenault, Richard Mahoney, and Anne McGrath analyze the week in Canadian politics.

    • 57 min
    PM Rolls Out Coronavirus Spending on Health, Economy - March 11, 2020

    PM Rolls Out Coronavirus Spending on Health, Economy - March 11, 2020

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces a number of economic and health measures to respond to COVID-19. Peter Van Dusen welcomes Dr. Michael Gardam, an infectious disease specialist and chief of staff at Toronto’s Humber River Hospital. And MPs debate the government’s plan: Sean Fraser (Liberal), Matt Jeneroux (Conservative), and Lindsay Mathyssen (NDP).

    AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde discusses the coronavirus threat and the upcoming first ministers’ meeting.

    • 59 min
    More Pressure For Federal Economic Plan for COVID-19 – March 10, 2020

    More Pressure For Federal Economic Plan for COVID-19 – March 10, 2020

    The prime minister insists help is on the way for Canadian workers and industries hit hard from the COVID-19 outbreak. What should we expect, and when? MPs have their say along with Dan Kelly (Canadian Federation of Independent Business).

    Conservative leadership candidate Leslyn Lewis outlines her bid for the party's top job.

    Martin Stringer was on Parliament Hill as ministers Carolyn Bennett (Crown-Indigenous relations) and Marc Miller (Indigenous services) faced questions at committee on the government's agreement-in-principle on land claims and title with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs. Martin also spoke with Theresa Tait-Day, president of the Wet'suwet'en Matrilineal Coalition and a supporter of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project.

    • 59 min
    Coronavirus and Oil Prices Shake Markets - March 9, 2020

    Coronavirus and Oil Prices Shake Markets - March 9, 2020

    Peter Van Dusen has reaction to the economic turmoil hitting markets because of coronavirus and plunging oil prices. We hear from MPs Michael Cooper (Conservative), Darren Fisher (Liberal), and Peter Julian (NDP), plus Ian Lee (Sprott School of Business, Carleton University).

    Erin O’Toole discusses his bid for the Conservative leadership.

    Diversity, Inclusion and Youth Minister Bardish Chagger discusses the government’s new bill to ban conversion therapy.

    Journalists Joël-Denis Bellavance (La Presse), Susan Delacourt (Toronto Star), and John Ivison (National Post) have their say on today’s top stories.

    • 59 min
    COVID-19 Update and Economic Fallout – March 4, 2020

    COVID-19 Update and Economic Fallout – March 4, 2020

    Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, Health Minister Patty Hajdu, and federal officials provide an update on coronavirus (COVID-19). Dawn Desjardins, RBC’s deputy chief economist, discusses COVID-19, the economy, and the Bank of Canada's decision to cut interest rates.

    Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley joins Peter Van Dusen to discuss national unity, western alienation, and her province’s economic future.

    • 59 min

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