ONTARIO AUDITOR GENERAL ANNUAL REPORT AND REACTION FROM THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Libby Znaimer is joined, first, by Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk followed by Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Franco Terrazzano, Federal Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
A staggering amount of money in provincial pandemic relief went to businesses that were not eligible for it. Nearly a billion dollars. In her comprehensive report, AG Bonnie Lysyk found $210 million was spent on grants to small businesses that weren’t eligible for them, and $714 million was paid to cover losses that businesses didn’t actually incur. It’s the kind of thing that would have made premier Doug Ford furious before he was in government. Now he is explaining that these errors occurred in the rush to get help to those who needed it.
RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT COLORECTAL CANCER AND SCREENING FOR IT
Libby Znaimer is joined by Dr. Steven Gallinger, a Hepatobiliary/pancreatic (HPB) surgical oncologist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Barry Stein, President of Colorectal Cancer Canada.
Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada and the second leading cause of death from cancer in men and the third leading cause of death from cancer in women in our country. It’s very treatable if caught early and we are advised to screen for it after the age of 50. We know some screening has been disrupted because of the pandemic and that makes this conversation especially timely.