a two part interview with Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall. Part 1, today, deals with the Premier’s absolute refusal to sign on to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pan Canadian climate plan and national carbon tax. Premier Wall speaks of a possible Saskatchewan lawsuit against the federal government. He makes a compelling case for no carbon tax, which experts say would put us at a significant economic disadvantage against the United States which will have no such tax. Also, France is dropping its carbon tax and Australia already has. Too damaging to their economies.
And our PM hasn’t conducted even an economic impact study of a national carbon tax. I wonder why that might be.
Part 2 of my interview with Premier Wall will deal with pipelines and will be aired tomorrow. We’ll include your calls.
On the issue of pipelines, today Caldwell Securities chairman Tom Caldwell and University of Saskatchewan professor Ken Coates, author of the First Nations engagement in the energy sector in Western Canada report.
We’ll talk about two women MPs who both want to be Prime Minister. Kellie Leitch, running for the CPC leadership and Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party. Dr. Leitch made headlines again this week with her announcement that if she becomes PM women will be permitted to carry and use mace and pepper spray for self defence and Elisabeth May stated she is willing to “go to jail” in order to stop pipelines. Much to say and hear from you about each of these MPs.
I’ll be speaking with Justin and Mike Masotti of Hamilton from the cancer clinic where 17 year old Justin appears to be making remarkable progress fighting his brain cancer which Mike told us on air doctors in Ontario had declared terminal and Shaun Ekert will be with us from Germany where his father received what the surgeon is declaring a successful pancreatic cancer IRE knife tumour surgery. Shaun told me in Saskatoon doctors said they would only offer ‘quality of life’ chemotherapy.
Much ahead this weekend. Please join us and call in.