Apr 15, 2014
By Valerie Massie
11:15 AM ET | Detective Gail Regan
12:15 PM ET | Alan Powell
12:45 PM ET | Donna Cansfield
GUEST – Detective Gail Regan, Financial Crimes Unit, Toronto Police Service
TOPIC – Tax Scams
INFO – Be Aware Identifying Tax Season Scams
· According to survey by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada), one in five or approximately 20 per cent of Canadian have been exposed-themselves, a close friend or family member, someone they know-to a tax season scam.
· The survey also found that a majority, 54 per cent, of Canadians don’t know where to report incidents of fraud.
GUEST – Alan Powell, Spokesperson for “Fair Hospital Parking Charges”
TOPIC – Unfair parking charges at Ontario hospitals.
INFO – fairhospitalparkingcharges.org – The collection of parking fees from people at their most vulnerable moments is fundamentally wrong. The sick, the injured, the aged, the disabled, the chronically ill, the frantically-worried cannot advocate for their needs when personal health-care crises are upon them. In the midst of challenging, sometimes tragic, circumstances, the hospitals, health care facilities and the governments that support them must not seek to download budgetary pressures upon the hospital clientele.
GUEST – Donna Cansfield, MPP for Etobicoke Centre,
TOPIC – Star story on seniors with dementia being given dangerous anti-psychotic drugs.
INFO – Ontario nursing homes are drugging helpless seniors at an alarming rate with powerful antipsychotic drugs, despite warnings that the medications can kill elderly patients suffering from dementia.