RECOVERING POLITICIANS PANEL: ONTARIO ELECTION DEBATE RECAP
Libby Znaimer is joined by Charles Sousa, The former minister of finance for Ontario and MPP for Mississauga South, Lisa Raitt, former deputy leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Howard Hampton, former leader of the Ontario NDP.
Yesterday evening, Ontarians watched the second and final provincial debate that, of course, saw all three opposition party leaders focusing their attacks on Ontario PC leader Doug Ford. The highlight issues were education, health care and Highway 413. So, who do you think won and lost during this debate? And, were there any moments that stuck out to you? Our panel weighs in.
FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVANTS MAKING $171M IN BONUSES DESPITE FAILING TO MEET PERFORMANCE GOALS
Libby Znaimer is joined by Franco Terrazzano, Federal Director of Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
According to the Treasury Board Secretariat, between 2019 and 2020, the federal government administered a total of $171-million in bonuses to executives and public servants even though departments managed to only complete less than half of their performance objectives during this time frame. Franco weighs in on the details.
THE PRICE OF GAS REACHES A RECORD HIGH!
Libby is now joined by Dan McTeague, President of Canadians for Affordable Energy.
Drivers are dreading the gas pumps and many of them are now paying over $2 per litre for fuel. And, it is being predicted that gas will only continue to rise to $2.10 a litre into the Victoria long weekend. So, what’s causing this pain at the pumps? A lot of it has to do with supply chain disruptions caused by the Russia-Ukraine war and of course other factors including high demand as a result of the reopening of the economy. Dan gives the details.