A busy weekend ahead. the federal Minister of Health thought it was perfectly OK to run up the tab into the thousands of dollars to be squired around Toronto in a limo owned by a volunteer who worked on her campaign. That’s until the “oh…oh” moment when the rest of the country found out.
Remember, we have a PM who also billed for expenses Mr. Justin Trudeau was not entitled to expense. Of course that was a staff error. Poor staffer. JT paid up. Eventually. We’ll talk to Michelle Simson, one of our Beauties and Beast panelists about Michelle’s experience with member of parliament expense spending. Imagine….Michelle was harangued, bullied, bribes were attempted and then she was ultimately punished. Not for cheating the taxpayer. Nooooo! Michelle was punished for being honest with taxpayers. Ya’d laff if it wasn’t so darn sad.
Should Canada’s Chiefs of Police call for internet password access if a judge agrees with a police demand become law? I say, “yes”/”oui” (both official languages). I’m in the minority though. Will be speaking with David Fraser, perhaps Canada’s and certainly one of the world’s premier lawyers on internet privacy on Saturday’s show. I think David disagrees with me. I’ll make my case as well as I can ….and then ask you to be the jury. Imagine this. Let’s just say police knew that the San Bernardino killers had a massacre planned, but the proof was on their internet connections and in order to get at the information, police would have to be provided the killers pw’s. No wait…. Isn’t that exactly what happened, although after the mass murders and even then Apple didn’t want to provide the killers pw (and it wasn’t even their phone).
Privacy does not supercede life….does it?
Caster Semenya remains a figure of controversy. The South African is expected to win the women’s 800 meter Gold Medal in Rio, but the issue of whether she has excessive testosterone in her body remains at least controversial.
I’ll be speaking with a former competitor of Semenya’s who ran against her in the Olympics and World Championships. This former competitor is one of Caster Semenya’s most prominent supporters now.
The Alberta Minister of Education wrote an open letter to the LGBTQ students in the province’s schools, promising his absolute support if they need it, for among other issues, washroom access based on gender self-identification. Is the Minister side-stepping parents and school authorities? And joining me from the U.S. will be a representative of the Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF). WoLF has launched legal action against the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Education over access to restrooms based on gender-identification. WoLF argues “no.” What do you say and are politicians from the left interfering with parental rights and rsponsibilities?
I did not want to talk about Donald Trump this weekend, but there is just too much Trumpian news (again/as usual). This time his campaign leader Paul Manafort has stepped aside. Something to do with supporting the Kremlin favoured then leader of Ukraine, without registering as a lobbyist in D.C. Donald Trump’s greatest asset is??? All together now …..”Hillary Clinton.” If he weren’t running against the woman to whom the truth appears completely foreign (her hubby too), DT would be TOAST. Instead, he still has a chance to win on November 8, particularly if a certain Julian Assange has a few more Clinton emails to deliver to the world.
I keep receiving emails from Donald Trump and/or his son. Several a week. I’m very important to the Trump campaign they inform me, followed with “can we count on your $100?” Oh please…. a guy with a Boeing 757 needs a C-note from me? Mr. Trump, I’ve been trying to score an interview with you since you first announced your candidacy. Closest I came was Dr. Ben Carson. There are 1 million U.S. voters in Canada. Need ’em? Let me talk to you on the show! Need my C-Note? See above rule. Nah….not a bribe. Just a request with an added incentive.
I’ll be speaking with one of our excellent crew from Global News in Rio de Janeiro covering Les Jeux Olympiques. We’ll talk about the feds spending $35 million to de-radicalize radicalized individuals ready to kill their fellow Canadians at the bidding of ISIS/AQ. Scott Newark joins me on this. In fact, Scott just a year ago wrote a major piece on de-radicalizing the radicalized.
and Sue-Ann Levy has a new book on the market next Tuesday. Sunday she talks with me and we get an early look at Underdog: Confessions of a Right-Wing, Gay, Jewish Muckraker. No one in the world of politics is going to be safe from Sue-Ann’s slings if they’ve earned them. Sue-Ann is one of the very, very best in the journalism business.
Join us for all of the above and mmuch more….
Gold, silver and bronze medals. vector