We’ll start with the Ontario electricity pricing crisis. Global News continues its series of excellent reports, this week broadcasting more than 37,000 Ontario households are spending 30% and more of their total income on electricity bills. That’s an impossibly high number for the poor in the province. Disconnect stories are very disturbing and the Premier only says she made a “mistake.”
I’ll be speaking with Global News anchor/Queens Park Bureau Chief Alan Carter who just interviewed the Ontario Energy Minister (you can see the interview at 5:30 this afternoon and 11:30 tomorrow morning on Global News Toronto)
Francesca Dobbyn returns. Executive director of the Bruce & Grey Counties United Way, battling for residents in her communities facing electricity cut off.
Brad Wall vs Justin Trudeau. The Saskatchewan Premier and Prime Minister clearly displayed the lack of affection between them last evening during the news conference which followed a day of negotiations over Trudeau’s pan Canadian climate plan. Saskatchewan is prepared to take Ottawa to court. Manitoba has not signed and it was nip and tuck whether B.C. would. I’ll play back for you Premier Wall’s interview with me last weekend during which he clearly stated he would not sign on to the PM’s carbon tax. Last evening the Premier advised the PM to not “be naïve” about U.S. influence on Canada’s economy with the Americans charting a diametrically opposite course to Canada on climate. I’d suggest you keep track of your expenses as these climate initiatives go forward.
Canadian climatologist Dr. Tim Ball joins us from D.C. where he’s been invited to meet with U.S. president-elect Donald Trump’s transition head of the EPA on Monday.
and it’s Beauties and the Beast with Catherine Swift (Working Canadians.ca), Linda Leatherdale (@llleatherdale) and Michelle Simson, former Liberal MP and Justin Trudeau parliamentary seatmate (@MichelleSimson).
We’ll include your calls.