On the Show:
Arlene Bynon, Ujjal Dosanjh, John Gerretsen Steve Saideman, Branka Marijan, Scott Reid, Kent Hehr
Ujjal Dosanjh remembers former cabinet colleague and friend Jean Lapierre who died in a tragic plane crash on the way to his father’s funeral. Dosanjh says Lapierre loved Quebec, Canada and politics.
Former Ontario Liberal MPP John Gerretsen says private money needs to be removed from politics in light of expensive private political fundraisers as much as possible and that Jean Chrétien had the right idea by providing more public funding for election campaigns and the party apparatus.
Steve Saideman and Branka Marjian debate whether Canada should go ahead with the sale of armored vehicles to Saudi Arabia.
Scott Reid, who worked with Jean Lapierre, reacts to news of his death.
Veterans Affairs Minister and MP from Calgary Kent Hehr says EI reforms in 12 cities across Canada is a step in the right direction as people are struggling economically and to find jobs.