David Flemming on 24 Sussex Drive & Dr. Yoni Freedhof on the Canada Food Guide, July 28 2019

The national Capital Commission lists its condition as critical. The problem with 24 Sussex Drive is that prime minister after prime has refused to spend money on renovations – presumably to avoid being accused of wasting taxpayers dollars on themselves. Now the Conservatives are blasting Justin Trudeau because the cost, estimated at $10 million in 2008 has skyrocketed to 34.5 million for a reno or $38.5 to tear it down and rebuild. But this fight started long before the last election. Libby Znaimer reached David Flemming from Heritage Ottawa.

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Andrew Scheer was speaking to an audience of dairy farmers when he said he would overhaul the Canada Food Guide. That group was instrumental in clinching the Conservative Party leadership for him. They are aggrieved because dairy is no longer listed as an essential food group. What do the experts think? Libby reached obesity specialist Dr. Yoni Freedhof to find out. He is an associate professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa and the founder of the Bariatric Medical Institute.


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