Is there really, in 2014, still an argument against selling beer at corner stores? A supportable argument? Much social network and other reaction to the Beer Facts ad run on YouTube by major brewers opposed to the sale of beer at corner stores in Ontario. What about the rest of Canada? We’ll take your calls and try to clear up this picture.
A standoff at a Nevada ranch between U.S. federal agents and the rancher and his supporters, including armed militia members had U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Read describe the armed militias as “domestic terrorists.” I’ll be speaking with a member of the militias (Jerry DeLemus) who drove from New Hampshire to Nevada to assist the rancher Cliven Bundy. It has to do with Washington declaring (and courts) that Mr. Bundy owes over $1 million in grazing fees for his cattle on land declared federal property, something Mr. Bundy refuses to accept. Also joining me is Susan DeLemus, former N.H. State Representative and wife of Jerry DeLemus.
There was much controversy over the Temporary Foreign Workers Program and we spoke to that with Dan Kelly, president/CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business last Sunday. One employer/business owner sent email “begging” I not identify him/her by name because of fear of reprisals from the federal government of Canada. Other business owners also sent emails, as did many listeners. Some supported the TFWP, others, not at all. Some agreed with Dan Kelly’s assessment that foreign workers may have a better work ethic than their Canadian counterparts as far as entry-level, low paying jobs are concerned, others took Mr. Kelly to task. I have emails I’ll share and we’ll open the lines.
Three high school students will be on the show and form a panel dealing with the kind of education they’re receiving and how they feel about social promotion, no zeros, no competition and not marking papers with red ink. I know you’ll find their view very interesting and why shouldn’t we hear from the students. One of the student panelists contacted me after a recent show on education.
We’ll speak about the passing of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter in Toronto. The former middleweight world champion boxer was innocent of the triple murder he was convicted of in the U.S. and spent 19 years in prison before the verdict was overturned. I interviewed Rubin Carter on a number of occasions and today will be speaking with James Lockyer, lawyer associated with the Association for the Defence of the Wrongfully Convicted. Rubin Carter headed the organization for a number of years. Many of you will have seen the movie The Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington.