Yes, we will be addressing the continuing pouting between the NHL and NHLPA. Down to final days now for a new CBA to at least be sufficiently hammered out that only i’s need to be dotted in order for the season to begin on time. Do you think they’ll succeed?
Chris is a Saskatchewan listener who sent an open letter to the NHL Commissioner, Board of Governors and NHLPA. He’ll join us and read his letter.
Mark Yost is our go-to expert on the business of sport. Mark writes for the Wall Street Journal and Sports Illustrated and has published a number of excellent business of sport books like, NASCAR: The 200mph Billboard. Mark will break down the business end of this CBA impasse in layman’s terminology. And I’m expecting some layman’s (as in fans) messages to the league and players when I open the phone lines.
Shona Holmes is the Ontario woman who opted for emergency brain surgery at the Mayo Clinic in the U.S. because she could not find a surgeon in her province who could or would do the surgery in a timely manner and save her eyesight. OHIP continues to refuse to pay for the surgery and Shona recorded commercials in the U.S. during the ’08 election campaign challenging Canada’s public health care system (which has millions of us without a family doctor). She was threatened for doing the public service annoncements for which she never took a penny in salary. Now Shona has recorded another such spot in the U.S. and will speak to us about why that is. I have known Shona Holmes for many years.
Catherine Swift (Chair of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business) and Linda Leatherdale (VP Cambria, Canada and independent business journalist at LindaLeatherdale.com) will join us for the weekly “Money” segment. Lots to talk about this week and it all affects us right on our bottom line. You know Catherine and Linda never pull their punches!
Scott Taylor, Vancouver family lawyer and media commentator (underappeal.com) will take on two issues. One is that a woman who gives birth to and raises a child conceived through an act of rape often hears from the rapist who then demands parental visitation rights. This is protected under law in the U.S. for example. Is it in Canada? Scott will speak to that. There’s a case going on in the U.S. at the moment. I heard from the woman at the centre of the case and she is currently declining interviews. That’s understandable.
We’ll also speak to the Canadian Medical Association equating spanking with poor parenting. That’s revisionist theory in my view. I was spanked as a child and I don’t consider my mother to have been a poor parent. Dad never spanked.
Marc Emery, aka The King of Pot, wrote an article carried by the Huffington Post in which he challenged U.S. President Obama on what Emery contends is Obama’s poor record of delivering enlightened change to illegal drug laws. Marc Emery continues to serve a five year prison term for selling marijuana seeds to Americans from his B.C. hemp store. We’ll talk to Jodie Emery, Marc’s wife.
and one in five times a person speaks he or she is statistically lying. Janine Driver was a U.S. ATF agent for 16 years and taught ATF, CIA AND FBI agents the art and skill of deciphering fact from fiction through body language interpretation and more. Her new book is titled “You Can’t Lie TO Me” and Janine Driver will tell us how to determine if your spouse, partner, boss, employee, neighbour or stranger is lying to you. We should have time to take some calls as well.