The Ontario Liberal Party handed former Wynne minister Steven Del Duca a first ballot win and new business cards as the Leader of the provincial party. The governing Progressive Conservatives have already released online ads framing Del Duca as a continuation of Kathleen Wynne’s politics and policies. Can Del Duca redefine himself? Can he redefine the provincial […]
Listen to the declarations coming out of Washington about COVID-19 and it’s clear that the Canadian response to the outbreak has been weeks ahead of the curve. Nonetheless, all of our preparedness for this strain of the coronavirus is not enough to inoculate us against the Trump administration’s viral confusion and its effects on world […]
At the time of this recording, the nationwide rail blockades continue with no end in sight. The prime minister admits there has been no progress in meaningful talks and told a Friday afternoon news conference it’s time for the blockades to come down. What does that mean? There is no plan. There is no deadline. […]
The Christmas recess has wrapped up at Queen’s Park, the legislature is back in session and there are more than a few pots at a rolling boil on the front burner. The labour standoff continues with all of the teachers’ unions across the province. Rotating strikes continue and there appears to be no progress in […]
This is our 62nd episode of @OnTheLedgePcast and our final show for 2019. Our usual suspects, John Wright, Keith Leslie and Dave Trafford are here along with special guests John Michael McGrath and Steve Paikin from TVO’s @theAgenda. John Michael and Steve also produce and host the #OnPoli podcast. Their show gets down in the […]
It’s becoming clear that #sewergate in the City of Hamilton will not only be a municipal election issue in 2022, it will likely test the Steeltown MPPs running for re-election in two and a half years.
Best estimates suggest 24 billion litres of raw sewage has been dumped into Chedoke Creek in Hamilton, Ontario. City council knew about the leak prior to the 2018 municipal election but it only came to light through recent reporting by the Hamilton Spectator.
There were all kinds of predictions that Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would be more of a stand off than a sit down. But that wasn’t the case. All indications are Ford and Trudeau had a productive discussion and left the name calling on the campaign trail.
Organized labour organized a demonstration outside MPP Donna Skelly’s Hamilton office this past week – all because of a comment the premier made in response to a question from Skelly. Skelly basically teed up a friendly question and Doug Ford replied with friendly fire.
This podcast by Dave Trafford is part of a 30-in-30 challenge, i.e., 30 shows in 30 days. Welcome to iContact! Are women really less likely than men to survive a heart attack or cardiac arrest? Dr. Mitch Schulman is our medical correspondent at Newstalk 1010 in Toronto…so we put the question to him in this episode of […]