2019 Shows

EP 120 - CEO's, Socialism, and BASE Jumping

January 14th, 2019

This Week: The myth of CEO pay is in the news again, we'll explain why CEO salaries have virtually no impact on the frontline worker. Then, we'll break down Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 60 minutes interview. Plus, 10 reasons why 2018 was a great year.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Canada’s Top CEOs Have Already Made More Money Than You Will Make All Year

Video: The Myth of CEO Pay vs Worker Pay

Article: No change: B.C. voters back first-past-the-post system in electoral reform referendum

Article: PM calls three Feb. 25 byelections; Singh hopes to win Burnaby South

Article: People’s Party of Canada set up in all 338 ridings ahead of 2019 federal election, Bernier says

Article: Ontario announces winners of cannabis retail lottery, no known names emerge victorious

Article: Legal cannabis costs 50% more than black market: StatCan

Article: Ontario government cuts $25M in funding for specialized school programs

Article: Canada Post stamp prices to increase on Jan. 14

Article: Canada Post in the digital age: Discussion paper

Article: Police 'strongly discourage' BASE jumping after Toronto man leaps from Humber Bay highrise

Article: BASE jumpers make historic leap from CN Tower

Article: Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee ahead of likely 2020 presidential run

Article: Ocasio-Cortez Admits She’s A Radical, Calls For 70 Percent Tax Rate

Article: Trump is pulling all US ground troops from Syria

Article: Libertarians clean up capital mall, now it’s time to clean up government

Article: Ten Reasons That 2018 Didn't Just Suck

EP 121 – Gillette, Taxi's, and Taxes

January 21st, 2019

This Week: Police can now demand a breath sample in your own home... but wait, there's more. Then, the new Gillette AD is causing a stir... which side are YOU on? Plus, are charitable tax receipts a bribe?

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Police in Canada can now demand breath samples in bars, at home

Article: Returning bottles to the Beer Store? Beware of possible breath test by police

Article: Gillette ad takes on 'toxic masculinity' in #MeToo-era rebrand

Article: 5 adults, boy face more than 250 charges in taxi fare scam

Article: Theresa May's government survives no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

Article: West Tennessee Libertarians told to stop cleanup efforts at Shiloh National Park

Article: Donating to charities shouldn’t result in tax breaks

EP 122 – Trump, Corporate Welfare, and Tap Water

February 18th, 2019

This Week: President Trump declares a national emergency at the border, why this should concern everyone, even if you favour the wall. Then, the debate over fluoride in tap water is back on, we'll explain why this is a bad idea. Plus, we'll talk about why the practice of predatory pricing never works.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Trump declares border national emergency to bipartisan skepticism

Article: New York mayor says Amazon headquarters debacle was 'an abuse of corporate power'

Article: Liberals give BlackBerry $40M to develop self-driving car technology

Article: Ontario NDP possibly exposed identity of government employee who leaked documents

Article: Canadian cities rethink removal of fluoride from tap water

Article: Number of Canadian cannabis users relatively unchanged since legalization, StatsCan says

Article: Cops Insist Waze Users Stop Snitching on DWI Checkpoints

Article: Prices are too low? The first Buc-ee's outside Texas is being sued

Article: Tesla Cuts Model 3 Price for the Second Time This Year

EP 123 - Government Cuts, Cable TV, and Socialism

February 25th, 2019

This Week: People aren't happy with cuts announced by the Ontario Government, we have the stat that will put a stop to all this nonsense. Then, the CRTC is going after telecom companies, we'll explain the REAL reason those cable packages are so confusing. Plus, the 5 things Bernie Sanders doesn't want you to know about socialism.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Doug Ford clashes with protesting students at Ontario legislature

Article: Ontario orders Hydro One to cap CEO pay at $1.5M

Article: Ford government pledges to clear autism therapy waitlist, provide cash to families in need

Report: The Costs of Public Income Redistribution and Private Charity

Article: CRTC report finds telecom companies use misleading sales tactics

Article: 5 things Bernie Sanders doesn't want you to know about socialism

Article: Jussie Smollett arrested for allegedly making up hate-crime attack

Article: The $15 Minimum Wage Is Here. Why We Need $33 an Hour

EP 124 - SNC-Lavalin, Arts Funding, and Climate Change

March 4th, 2019

This Week: Should the Prime Minister step down in the wake of the latest scandal? Some think so. Then, Canadian comedians are not laughing at what Siriusxm has planned. Plus, we praise the government of one Ontario city, yes you heard that right.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Trudeau and Wilson-Raybould: The scandal that could unseat Canada's PM

Article: Burnaby election results: Voters send NDP leader Jagmeet Singh to Ottawa

Article: By-Election Results

Article: No thefts reported after Kingston grocery store accidentally left open Family Day

Article: Canadian comics say livelihood at risk as Just For Laughs 'retools' satellite radio station

Video: Sandra Battaglini - Live Stand-Up Comedy

Article: New local emergency alert system to launch this week

Article: Why one Ontario city is soliciting donations to fight climate change

EP 125 - SNC-Lavalin, Tax Cuts, and The DNC

March 11th, 2019

This Week: Andrew Scheer promises tax cuts on home heating, when will conservatives get serious about real change? Then, "Right to Repair" legislation may be coming in Ontario, what this could mean the next time you need to repair your cell phone. Plus, we take a look at the crowded 2020 democratic presidential race.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Former top Trudeau aide Gerald Butts testifies on SNC-Lavalin scandal

Article: Scheer makes election promise to remove GST from home-heating bills

Article: Expert panel says country needs new agency to oversee pharmacare program

Article: Right to Repair Legislation Is Officially Being Considered In Canada

Article: Jagmeet Singh Holds Town Hall in Toronto

Article: She’s not running: Hillary Clinton rules out 2020 bid

Article: Meet all the Democratic candidates in the crowded 2020 race

Article: The Democratic Party Won't Let Fox News Host a Presidential Primary Debates

Article: International Women's Day

Article: MLB will use independent Atlantic League as testing ground for robot umpires, other aggressive rule changes

EP 126 - SNC-Lavalin Affair, Carbon Taxes, and Beer

March 18th, 2019

This Week: The federal government is accused of covering up the SNC-Lavalin affair, but not much is being covered up. Then, Ontario is looking at banning single use plastics, and as usual, the government is too slow to react. And in Illinois, Minimum wage goes up, and jobs go down.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Liberals accused of covering up SNC Lavalin affair

Article: Confused about carbon taxes and rebates? Here’s what you need to know

Article: Ontario urging feds to legalize single event sports betting

Article: Ontario to ban cellphones in classrooms next school year

Article: Ontario government proposing ban on single-use plastics

Article: $5 beer to be offered during Blue Jays games this season

Article: North Korean election sees 99.99% turnout, state media says

Article: Minimum Wage Hikes Are Wiping Out Jobs

Article: Rapper Zuby identifies as female to smash weightlifting record

EP 127 - Amber Alerts, Pay Equity, and Self-Checkouts

March 25th, 2019

This Week: The federal budget has been released, and it's politics as usual. Then, the Ontario government is investing in horse racing programs, we'll explain the real reason for this move. Plus, a report suggests women in Canada earn 25% less than men, but he actual pay gap is much less than that.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Federal budget 2019: Your guide to this year's highlights

Article: ‘Let her speak and we will let you sleep’: Tories filibuster over Wilson-Raybould motion

Article: Father of Ontario girl found safe after Amber Alert won't be charged, police say

Article: Ontario government to provide $10M per year for horse racing programs

Article: Alberta NDP Premier Rachel Notley calls election for April 16

Article: Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart customers say they were forced to use self-checkout

Article: Canadian women earn 25% less in pay, bonuses and profit sharing, study says

Article: Japanese scientists take 'significant step' towards bringing the woolly mammoth back to life

EP 128 - The Mueller Report, SNC-Lavalin, and Breathalyzer Tests

April 1st, 2019

This Week: The Mueller report says no collusion, but journalists won't give up that easily. Then, Ontario's sunshine list is out, how did the new government do in reeling in those public sector salaries? Plus, put a fork in the socket of earth hour, this thing is officially DEAD.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: Mueller report: Trump cleared of conspiring with Russia

Article: New audio of phone call reveals Jody Wilson-Raybould's warning about SNC-Lavalin prosecution

Article: Butts hands over texts to Justice Committee in wake of Wilson-Raybould's evidence

Article: Participation so low, BC Hydro isn't tracking Earth Hour anymore

Article: Vancouver law firm testing the accuracy of breathalyzer tests

Article: Guelph Police No Longer Publishing Names of Accused

Article: Head of Ontario Power Generation tops province’s annual Sunshine List

Article: Ontario's basic income recipients prepare for program's early end

Article: Ford government contemplating change to licence plate slogan

Article: Beer, wine coming to corner stores: Fedeli

Article: Prosecutors drop all charges against Jussie Smollett

EP 131 - The Alberta Election, Pilot Projects, and Government 'Cuts'

April 22nd , 2019

This Week: Alberta once again has a conservative government, what does this mean for the upcoming federal election? Then, is Ontario's 'Student Choice Initiative' actually taking choice AWAY from students? Some think so. Plus, we'll talk about the 'National Monument Syndrome', it's a concept we should all be aware of.

Articles And Links Mentioned:

Article: By the numbers: Alberta election 2019

Article: Ottawa Councillors declare climate emergency

Article: Ontario’s court challenge against federal carbon law gets underway

Article: Provincial government releases official guidelines on Student Choice Initiative

Article: No 'involuntary job losses' as hundreds of teachers receive layoff notices

Article: Ontario gas stations face fines if they don’t display premier’s carbon tax sticker

Article: Liberal MPP bill to abolish time change passes first reading

Article: Toronto City Council votes to make King Street pilot project permanent

Article: Most Canadians say elected officials should be subject to term limits

Article: Canadians 'polarized' on prospect of a handgun ban, says government-commissioned report