Episode 240 (02-21-2018)

February 21, 2018
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Todd begins the show by giving his thoughts on the passing of U.S. evangelist Billy Graham. He reacts to a story about alleged racism complaint lodged against UNB Saint John after being passed over for a job. He discusses the ongoing struggles in regards to the 2 years-old Phoenix pay system.

In the interview segment, St. Thomas University journalism professor Jan Wong is on the show to talk about politics and religion in the wake of the death of U.S. evangelist Billy Graham.

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Episode 239 (02-18-2018)

February 18, 2018
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The Todd Veinotte Show kicks-off with a discussion about Nova Scotia's decision to axe school boards and re-organize school administration and the push back it has been receiving. And Todd ends the segment by reacting to the recent media layoffs in the city of Saint John.

Communications consultant and political commentator Gerry Nicholls joins us to talk about the political drama in Ontario over the return of Patrick Brown who is now running as a PC leadership candidate in the province. Andrew Shipley of Radon Plus joins us to discuss the effects of radon and what can be done about it.

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Episode 238 (02-14-2018)

February 14, 2018
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Todd starts off the segment by discussing the lack of French representation among the New Brunswick Progressive Conservative Party, and how it shouldn’t matter come election time. He reacts to Dalhousie University’s “racially visible” applicant restriction for their new VP position. He comments on the recruitment efforts to bring in more doctors to the province.

Summa Strategies' Tim Powers is on to talk about Canadian socio political current events.

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Episode 237 (02-11-2018)

February 11, 2018
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The episode begins with a discussion about the introduction of the new Feb. 19 “Family Day” stat holiday in New Brunswick. Todd reacts to a story about a Kings Landing worker complaining about a hole in his EI benefits. He explains his thoughts on why he thinks the 2018 Winter Olympics is flying under the radar for many. And he closes of the segment by talking about Dalhousie University’s choice to probe it’s founder’s record on issues of slavery and race.

National Post columnist John Ivison is on to talk about one of his recent columns “Trudeau is in a fight he can’t win with veterans, and his frustration shows”.  University of Maine Political Science Professor Mark Brewer joins us to discuss U.S. politics.

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Episode 236 (02-07-2018)

February 7, 2018
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Todd opens the show by discussing “Peoplekind”. We then get his thoughts on U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed military parade. And he ends the segment by talking about N.B. Power’s response to high utility bills, it’s simple “the colder it gets outside, the quicker any kind of heat that you put in your house moves outside”.

Michael Blais, president and founder of the Canadian Veterans Advocacy group, is on to talk about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comments about veterans wanting more than the government can afford.

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Episode 235 (02-04-2018)

February 4, 2018
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On this weekend’s edition of the Todd Veinotte Show, Todd discusses a story about racism in schools and how it ends-up driving immigrants away from the province. He also comments on the editorial choices a former editor at “The Baron” (a University of New Brunswick student paper) made in the name of freedom of speech. And he closes the segment by reacting to a 911 dispatch centre move from Truro N.S. to a nearby Millbrook First First Nation location under the guise of advancing the “nation to nation relationship between Canada and its first peoples”.

New Brunswick's Progressive Conservative leader Blaine Higgs joins us to discuss the next provincial budget and the revelation that it will include yet another deficit.

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Episode 234 (01-31-2018)

January 31, 2018
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In the opening segment, Todd comments on the revelation that top CRA executives are getting hefty performance bonuses. He talks about the removal of the controversial Edward Cornwallis statue from a Halifax park. And he reacts to the news that the government of New Brunswick will be running an eleventh straight deficit.

Public Relations and Communications Professor Barbara Emodi, who is a Crisis Communication Management teacher at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, joins us to talk about crisis situations and how public figures should be handling the situation when faced with one. Grand Bay-Westfield Mayor Grace Losier is also on to discuss the amalgamation talks that have been headlining the Greater Saint John area.

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Episode 233 (01-28-2018)

January 28, 2018
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The episode begins with commentary about the recent sexual misconduct allegations sweeping Canadian politics. He discusses the Afghan car bombing that killed 95 and wounded 158 on Sat. Jan. 27. And he ends the segment by talking about Nova Scotia’s plastic bag ban consideration.

Columnist Barbara Kay joins us to discuss the recent sexual misconduct allegations in Canadian politics.

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Episode 232 (01-24-2018)

January 24, 2018
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Todd begins the show by commenting on the sentencing of disgraced USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar and that of former Assumption Life vice-president Paul Leblanc. He reacts to the Federal Liberals’ decision to terminate the former Conservative government’s community mail box conversion without reinstating the door-to-door service for those who lost the option. He talks about Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc’s suggestions that stiffer penalties should be introduced to curtail speeding violations in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Gary Clark, Mayor of the town of Quispamsis joins us to talk about Saint Johns proposed assimilation plans. And Gerald Walsh of Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. is on to discuss his latest blog post “10 Behaviours that can Derail Your Career”.

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Episode 231 (01-21-2018)

January 21, 2018
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The show starts off with a reaction to the latest U.S. government shutdown. Todd comments on the future of the Saint John Santa Claus parade. He discusses the acquittal of the three former Montreal, Maine and Atlantic railway employees involved in the Lac-Mégantic disaster.

Global News video journalist Andrew Cromwell joins us to discuss provincial events. Saint John doctor Neil Young is on to talk about the fundraising efforts to build an amphitheatre at Camp Medley in Gagetown N.B. in honour of his son Jonathan.

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