CBC Television Network

This Week In Parliament

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1977 to 1982

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Sundays, at various times, from October 1977 to August, 1980. Aired Saturdays from October 1981 to July 1982.

This half hour program took full advantage of the televised proceedings in Canada’s House of Commons. Question period footage was often used to supplement reports on the proceedings of Canada’s elected officials.

This program was first hosted by John Drewery in 1977, and then by Bill Casey until 1982. When Parliament was in recess, Don Newman stepped in to host a program called This Week, which was a weekly discussion of public affairs, usually with MPs. Newman later hosted a similar show called Politics on Newsworld.

Produced in Ottawa by Don Hearn, This Week in Parliament was directed by Ray Lachance or Joan Woodward.

Written by John Corcelli – September, 2005