Liz West is filling in for Libby Znaimer today. She is joined by Lisa Raitt, former deputy leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Andrew Cash, a former NDP MP for Toronto Davenport district and John Milloy, a former Ontario Liberal MPP who served as a cabinet minister under the Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne governments.
Today: members of Parliament are expected to vote in a new speaker of the house today. It comes in the aftermath of house speaker Anthony Rota ‘s resignation over inviting a Nazi war veteran to Parliament during Ukrainian President Zelenskyy’s visit. And, Bonnie Crombie says she’s raised over $1 million for her campaign to become leader of the Ontario Liberals. Crombie, who is taking a leave of absence from her post as Mississauga mayor, is firing back against her political opponents including candidate Nate Erskine-Smith who are criticizing her for getting donations from developers.
Liz West is now joined by Lesley-Anne Scorgie, Founder of MeVest, a leading edge financial education company specializing in money coaching for Canadians.
According to a new survey by the National Payroll Institute, the number of Canadians reporting financial stress– as much as 20 per cent. They are calling it a national emergency. Lesley-Anne reacts to the findings.
Liz West is now joined by Councillor Mike Colle, City Councillor Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence, and Josh Matlow, Toronto Councillor, Ward 12 Toronto-St. Paul’s.
Last week, we heard yet another announcement from Metrolinx that followed the same old: no clear timeline on when the Eglinton Crosstown LRT is going to be completed. How fair is this to local residents and businesses? And the reality is that there is $107 billion in infrastructure work planned for the city. how can we be confident that none of these projects will get delayed much like the Eglinton LRT.