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 […]
Is there a movement to draft Jane Philpott as a Liberal leadership candidate? Is it time for the New Democrats to replace Andrea Horwath? It’s nearly universally acknowledged that Ford Nation spent its time well during the five-month recess at Queen’s Park if, for no other reason than, it changed its tone and approach, finally […]
Ontario’s Finance Minister Rod Phillips delivered the Fall Economic Statement in the legislature this week and it was criticized by the left and the right. The opposition NDP accuse the Ford government of making drastic cuts to programs and services while staunch conservatives shout about Ford spending more than the Kathleen Wynne government.
The Ontario legislature was back in business this past week after a nearly five month recess. Things kicked off with a “day of action” demonstration by public service unions but it wasn’t as spirited as one may have expected.
October 21, 2019 We’ve never seen an election this close. BNN Bloomberg The Open https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/video/we-ve-never-had-an-election-this-close-john-wright~1809179
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