On Thursday's GFB: Carl Cosak - November 22nd

Nov 22, 2012

By Dale Goldhawk

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11:15am ET | Carl Cosak, owner Peace Valley Ranch, Chair of NDACT
11:30am ET |  Gerard Kennedy
12:15pm ET | Kathy Kastner
12:45pm ET | Joe Hruska, The Canada Plastic Bag Association

GUEST – Carl Cosak, owner Peace Valley Ranch, Chair – North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce (NDACT)

TOPIC – The STOPPED Mega Quarry !!

GUEST – Gerard Kennedy

TOPIC – Ontario Liberal leadership race

INFO – Gerard Michael Kennedy (born July 24, 1960) is a Canadian politician in Ontario, Canada. He served as Ontario’s Minister of Education from 2003 to 2006, when he resigned to make an unsuccessful bid for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada. Kennedy previously ran for the leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party, losing to current premier Dalton McGuinty on the final ballot. He is running once again in the 2012 Ontario Liberal leadership race.

GUEST – Kathy Kastner

TOPIC – End of life planning .One woman’s personal journey to learn about end of life planning attracts worldwide attention.

INFO – TORONTO – October 18, 2012 – When former Canadian journalist turned businesswoman, Kathy Kastner, created a website earlier this year – BestEndings.com – her goal was to chart a personal journey as she sought answers to these and otherconcerns she had about what would actually happen at the end of her life.

-What happens when you are are in the process of dying?

-What options do you have while you’re still alive?

-How much medical intervention are you willing to undergo to gain more time?

-What functional abilities can you not imagine living without?

GUEST – The Canada Plastic Bag Association, spokesman Joe Hruska

TOPIC – The City of Toronto & Plastic Bags

INFO – Another industry group has launched legal action over the City of Toronto’s looming plastic-bag ban, arguing council failed to properly consult the public.

The Canada Plastic Bag Association, which represents manufacturers and distributors, filed an application in Ontario Superior Court Tuesday seeking to quash the ban, which is slated to take effect in January.

The association says its members would be “significantly impacted” by virtue of their substantial economic interest in the production and distribution of plastic shopping bags in Toronto.

“As Toronto city council gave no notice, undertook no public consultation, carried out no due diligence and received no advice prior to adopting [it], the bag-ban resolution ought to be quashed for having been passed in bad faith,” spokesman Joe Hruska said.

The development comes just days after the Ontario Convenience Stores Association launched a similar legal application, alleging the bag ban falls outside the city’s jurisdiction and was rushed through council.

While the ban is set to take effect Jan. 1, city staff have suggested giving retailers a six-month grace period before implementing fines.

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