Talk about Donald Trump now POTUS and hear Kevin O’Leary’s interview with me yesterday. The man who wants to be your next PM and who many are saying is Canada’s version of Donald Trump

Yesterday, just before the inauguration of Donald Trump I recorded a 3 part interview with the most recent entrant into the leadership race for the Conservative Party of Canada, Kevin O’Leary.  You’ll hear parts 1&2 today and parts 1-3 tomorrow with time for call-in.  Is Kevin O’Leary your choice for next Canadian PM. There would be zero carbon taxes under KO.

Donald Trump POTUS.  Many voices on the left shouting his inauguration speech should have contained olive branches for the Democrats and those who revile the new U.S. president.  Me?  I think his speech was exactly what it should have been.  It’s a continuation of his election campaign and recommitting to the promises he made to Americans who elected him president.  We’ll take your calls on this.

Joining me from while she participates in and reports on The Women’s March in Washington will be Hamilton writer, reporter, Anne Bokma. Also, Jeff Scrima, former U.S. city Mayor and supporter of Donald Trump from Day 1 of the Trump campaign. Jeff had front row seats for the inauguration.

Tony Heller publishes the website  His opponents call him a ‘denier.’  Tony walked much of the ‘action’ area of Washington yesterday and will share with us what he saw from the inauguration to the rioting.  And since the White House website no longer has a climate change page (taken down yesterday) we’ll hear from Tony Heller on that development.

Catherine Swift, Linda Leatherdale and former Liberal MP and Justin Trudeau seatmate Michelle Wilson will share their unique perspectives on the Donald Trump presidency on Beauties and the Beast.

Join us and call in 800.263.2428

Inauguration weekend for Donald Trump and we’ll have voices from Washington. Also, Kevin O’Leary joins us, now officially pursuing the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada and gig of Prime Minister. (The knives were out immediately). And remember, we want to speak with Prime Minister Trudeau? Read on below.

I’ll be speaking with Kevin O’Leary Friday and playing back the half hour interview this weekend.

You’d think Mr. O’Leary would be granted a grace period of perhaps 24 hours to make his case for leader of the CPC before the blunt knives of politics were heaved in the general direction of his belt buckle. Not in today’s world mes amis.

The fear on the left is so great of another possible Trumpian success that anyone without the word ‘progressive’ somewhere in his or her biography (auto or not) is deemed a right wing sloth about to drag an enlightened society into a battle with ultimate evil.

Overstated?  Maybe, but not by much.

It’s almost poetic, eh?  Donald Trump about to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States (high pitched shrieking of the left notwithstanding) and Canadian business “Dragon” Kevin O’Leary making it official that Justin Trudeau’s knowledge of economics, basic math and well, pretty much everything else, will become the focus of his (O’Leary’s) disaffection.  First, though, the small matter of shoving aside the rest of the pretenders to the Conservative Party’s throne.

The blunt knives have already slashed at KOL’s business acumen, his lack of empathy and utter narcissism.  Hello?  Is Kevin O’Leary posting and posing for selfies?

You’ll have the opportunity to hear Kevin O’Leary deal with my questions and pass judgment on his answers.  On previous occasions KOL was my guest listener response was very positive and supportive.

We’ll also have a number of guests joining us from Washington, D.C. where they’ll be observing the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, Donald John Trump.  It’ll be a noisy, cacophonous event as various and sundry whiners from the outposts of utopia descend on Washington, slogans emblazoned on t-shirts, marching and chanting (howling) their opposition to 30 of 50 states voting Mr. Trump into the oval office. In the end Donald Trump will be in the White House and his opponents won’t be.

One of my guests will in fact be joining us from a protest march. Another, an American politician and Washington resident, has been a supporter of Donald Trump since his campaign for the White House was first launched.

And…I’ve been in touch with the Prime Minister’s (ours) Office and specifically the media office with our request for an interview with Justin Trudeau.  And guess what! They replied by email …and by phone.  Tell you that story and will you read you the email I sent the PMO.  And yes, I told them about the contribution to the PM’s favourite charity we’re prepared to make.  Can’t wait to hear your views on what I wrote.

Be sure to join us. It won’t be a dull weekend.


A Trump and Trudeau weekend, as well as Ontarians and Albertans hurt by their provincial government carbon tax and climate regulations and laws

The twin-T’s dominating headlines this week.  Donald Trump with his news conference during which the president-elect refused a question from CNN, accusing the network of being the deliverers of “fake news.”  This following Buzzfeed’s printing of a two page supposed addendum to a document on intelligence about the Russian hacking of the DNC during last year’s federal election campaign.  The two page report was unsubstantiated, not verified and the author was (initially) anonymous.

The Senate confirmation hearings of Trump administration cabinet members also generated headlines with Florida GOP senator Marco Rubio somehow thinking he should call out Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson and demand of Tillerson that he declare Vladimir Putin to be a “war criminal.”

Tillerson did not take the bait and if you give it a few seconds thought, why would he?  What kind of working relationship might exist with the Kremlin out of the gate for the Trump administration if the Secretary of State declares the Russian president to be a “war criminal?”

Justin Trudeau claimed the headlines again as the Canadian PM somehow couldn’t or wouldn’t deduce for himself that a vacation on a private Bahamian island with the Aga Khan, who is lobbying the federal government for many millions of dollars to support his charitable Foundation, is ethically challenged.  That Trudeau would then consent to use the Aga Khan’s private helicopter to ferry him about is another ethical standards parliamentary breach.  Since the president of the federal Liberal Party was present, as was Liberal MP Seamus O’Regan, it appears the Liberals are either ignorant of ethical requirements, or, and perhaps more likely, indifferent.  I’ll be speaking with you about this situation and with Trudeau’s former parliamentary seatmate.

What is the most prudent and effective manner to deal with the terror threat to so-called ‘soft targets’?  Shopping centres, sidewalks filled with people and even airport baggage collection areas.  Lt. Colonel (ret’d) Steve Day will join me Saturday.  Colonel Day is the former Commanding Officer of Canada’s elite national counter terrorism and special forces military unit Joint Taskforce Two (JTF2).

and last weekend two callers concerns resulted in a great deal of feedback.  From Ontario a mother of two afraid she will be evicted from her home because she is having great difficulty paying the hugely increased electricity costs directly traceable to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s policies concerning the sale of Hydro One and Wynne’s climate change positions.  And from Alberta a man recovering from a heart attack and living on $895 per month in an RV was extremely worried and suffering chest pains because he doesn’t know how to pay for propane to heat the RV in minus -35 temperature.  Premier Rachel Notley’s provincial carbon tax has added $20 to the cost of a bottle of propane.  That’s $20 our caller did not have.
I’ll play back both calls and then we’ll open the phone lines to others in Ontario and Alberta who have been hit hard by electricity increases and/or other carbon tax related laws these two provincial governments have unloaded on the people of Alberta and Ontario.

Just some of what’s on this weekend.  We’ll be opening the phone lines for most of our segments.