weekend of December 17 & 18, ’16

This is our final weekend of live shows for 2016.  Christmas and New Year weekends will be ‘Best of’ programming.

You’ll hear from a member of the federal government of Switzerland on their referendum process which permits Swiss citizens several times annually to overrule their elected governments, or instruct their governments on actions to take.  Dr. Kellie Leitch as part of her CPC leadership campaign is suggesting a Swiss-style referendum system which has some in Canada complaining it’s not a valid option for this country.
In practice, any Canadian might challenge the PM’s carbon tax and if enough Canadian citizens agreed (in Switzerland it’s 100,000) then the question would appear on the next regularly scheduled referendum ballot and if a majority of voters decided to support no carbon tax the government would have no option but to follow the demand of voters.

Former federal Minister of Finance Joe Oliver will share his thoughts on the carbon taxes of the federal and Alberta governments, as well as the cap and trade system Ontario’s Liberal government has going into effect January 1.  Former Northern Ireland Minister of Finance and Minister of the Environment, Sammy Wilson, told us on air cap and trade is a “job destroyer.”

The former executive officer to US General David Petraeus will provide his assessment of the tragedy which is Aleppo and the Syrian people suffering through the brutal civil war which has cost hundreds of thousands of lives.

Mainstream media.  Deserving of the frustration and anger being directed their way, particularly in the U.S. following the presidential election campaign.  Media ethics professor Jane Kirtley of the University of Minnesota will be my guest.

And on the election, Monday is the day the Electoral College voters cast their final ballots on who succeeds Barack Obama as POTUS.  Electors are being cajoled, begged and threatened to not vote for Donald Trump.  We’ll speak to an elector who has received death threats and his message to those threatening him is, it won’t work. He is committed to voting for Donald Trump.  I’ll ask you for your final assessment of the election of DT as POTUS.  Still feel good about it?  And who do you think you’d prefer as Canada’s next PM?  More of Justin Trudeau, or someone (who?) else?

We’ll be joined by Canadians who were unable to obtain cancer treatment they wanted and believed was to their ultimate health benefit here and so left Canada to obtain those treatments in Germany and Mexico.  And how are they doing?  What is their message?  You’ll hear that, along with the German surgeon who conducted pancreatic cancer nanoknife surgery for Canadian patients.  If you have an unsatisfactory experience obtaining healthcare treatment in this country and perhaps have opted to seek treatment elsewhere, how did that turn out for you?  We’ll open the phone lines.

And since it’s the final live broadcast of the year, our Beauties and the Beast half hour with Catherine Swift, Linda Leatherdale and Michelle Simson will be about the news events of the last 12 months which made the greatest impression.

Hope you’ll join us …and the call-in number is 800.263.2428


look ahead to this weekend (Dec 17&18)

incoming Ontario cap and trade system, as well as Alberta carbon tax.  “Job destroyer” is how Northern Ireland Finance Minister Sammy Wilson described cap and trade on the program.  And the carbon tax for Alberta?  We’ll hear Albertans view of Premier Notley’s plan, as well as Ontarians level of confidence in Premier Wynne’s cap and trade scheme.

It’s the final live weekend shows of the year, so we have to talk about the biggest story of 2016.  The electoral victory by Donald Trump, president-elect of the United States and part B of this story is the left’s non-stop efforts to steal the election after their initial dismay when Trump, during his second debate with Hillary Clinton, wouldn’t provide an absolute assurance he would accept the election result. Ironic, eh?

Just two issues we’ll get at.

Today’s program (Dec 11)

Horrific road rage incident in Calgary.  Dr. Frank Farley, past president of the American Psychological Association joins us and we’ll take your calls. Experiences with road rage and must people intervene when someone is in desperate need of help?

Ross Ensign is a member of the U.S. College of Electors. He is one of the 571 College members who will cast the final vote for Donald Trump to officially become President of the United States.  Mr. Ensign has received much attention and many demands he not cast his vote for Mr. Trump.  We’ll ask Mr. Ensign about his job, particularly now the Michigan recount has been halted by the courts.
And how about you?  Any regrets for your constant support of Donald Trump as POTUS during our on air sessions as the campaign wore along?  Now the accusation from U.S. intelligence agencies is the Russians assisted Donald Trump.
Another question I have for you will be about who should lead the Conservative Party of Canada.  I’m going to offer only one choice, and you vote yes, or no.

As far as hacking into the Democratic Party’s members emails is concerned, how easy is that and how secure is internet privacy, really?  David Fraser is the author of the Canadian Privacy Law Blog, partner at McInnes Cooper in Halifax and one of the world’s leading lawyers on internet security.  Mr. Fraser joins us.

There’s a story about a mother and father who last weekend left their four year old son sleeping in their car while the parents entered Home Depot to purchase a few items.  When they returned, their vehicle was surrounded by police, fire trucks and an ambulance and the story grows from there.  You’ll want to hear this ..and share your views.

And Mayor Hector MacMillan returns, the day following his German surgeon’s appearance on the program.  Mayor MacMillan, you’ll recall had pancreatic cancer nanoknife surgery in Germany after it was denied him in Ontario and OHIP refused to pay for out of country medical costs for the surgery.  Wait ’til you hear how many Canadians have contacted the Mayor about going to Germany for pancreatic cancer surgery unavailable to them here, even though machines which are used for the surgical procedure exist in Toronto and Saskatoon.