The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 137)

February 26, 2017
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The 137th episode of the Todd Veinotte Show starts off with a discussion on the re-opening of four marijuana dispensaries in Saint John New Brunswick. He continues the discussion that began in the last episode about the rise of designer drugs in our region. Todd talks about the Trump administration’s decision to ban certain media outlets from a White House press briefing on Friday Feb. 24, 2017. He comments on the revelation that a pension payment backlog exists for ex-military members. He closes the segment by talking about the sentencing of former priest Yvon Arsenault for sex crimes

Carleton University Business Professor Ian Lee is on to discuss the possible ramifications that the deregulation of the U.S. banking system may have on the North American economy. Saint John N.B. musician Brent Mason join us to talk about his upcoming album and his influence on the music scene.

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The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 136)

February 22, 2017
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The show kicks-off with a conversation about members of a Vancouver’s Christian community who are trying to prevent a controversial Christian evangelist from speaking in their city due to his stance against Islam and the LGBT community. Then the discussion switches to a story about CUPE warning that privatization of the hospital cleaning staff in N.B. will worsen patient satisfaction. Todd comments on a week long cellphone ban initiated by a Halifax-area school. He then closes the segment by talking about the revelation that a new drug mixing cocaine and fentanyl is now on the streets of Moncton.

Todd follows-up with St. Thomas University journalism professor Jan Wong to discuss US President Donald Trump’s first month in office. Filmmaker Nick Orchard is also on the show to talk about his upcoming documentary “Having Our Baby: The Surrogacy Boom” which will air on the Documentary Channel on Tue. Feb. 28 10 pm ET/PT.

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The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 135)

February 19, 2017
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Todd begins the show by commenting on the teacher situation in Nova Scotia and the educational system itself. He gives his thoughts on U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent attack against the media and his disrespectful tirade against pundits who don’t support him. He follows up by discussing a story about a Syrian family seeking asylum by illegally entering Canada through the US-Canada border in Quebec. He closes the segment by commenting on the re-hiring of a lab employee in Fredericton N.B. who was fired after failing to go to work for more than a month as he was in jail for his seventh drunk driving related incident.

Vice-president of the New Brunswick and P.E.I. divisions of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters association Joel Richardson joins us to discuss their “Manufacturing a Competitive Business Environment in Canada” report which raises some alarming flags. Open Media Communication Manager David Christopher is on to talk about Public Safety Canada’s decision to release submissions from 12,156 Canadians following their National Security consultations.

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The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 134)

February 15, 2017
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The midweek show begins with commentary on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s “Joe Trudeau” slip-up. Todd gives his thoughts on how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau handled himself on Monday when he met U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington. He goes full circle by commenting on the recent challenges facing by Trump’s administration. He gives his thoughts on Motion 103 which was tabled by the Liberal Government which aims at condemning Islamophobia. And he ends the segment by mentioning the passing of Vinyl Cafe host Stuart McLean.

Author and columnist Mark Milke joins us to talk about the latest Bombardier government bailout. Summa Strategies’ Tim Powers is also on to discuss the latest happenings on Capitol Hill.

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The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 133)

February 12, 2017
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The Sunday show begins with commentary on the discharge of Vince Li (now known as Will Baker) following the 2008 beheading of a man on a bus in western Canada. Todd revisits the topic of electoral reform and how the discussion is being handled by the federal Liberals. He gives his thoughts on how he hopes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will represent Canadian interests on Monday when he meets U.S. President Donald Trump. He closes off the segment by discussing New Brunswick’s shrinking population following the release of the latest census results.

The Atlantic Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Kevin Lacey joins us to discuss the latest controversy about Nova Scotia's Bluenose II restoration.  University of Maine Political Science Professor Mark Brewer is on to talk about U.S. President Donald Trump’s first weeks in office.

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The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 132)

February 8, 2017
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Todd starts the show by giving his thoughts on the revelation that Rona Ambrose was vacationing on a billionaire’s yacht during Justin Trudeau’s vacation scandal. He talks about New Brunswick’s disappointing 2017 budget. He discusses the federal government’s plans to recoup all of the overpaid money it provided to civil servants through its troubled payroll system. He comments on the appointment of Jerry Falwell Jr. as the head of a U.S. Department of Education’s policies and procedures task force. And closes the segment by mentioning the New England Patriots and their dramatic Super Bowl win.

Glenn Davis, vice-president of the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce, joins us to discuss his organization’s concerns over New Brunswick’s latest unbalanced budget. And Canadian pension reform advocate Bill Tufts is on to talk about the current state of public pensions across Canada.

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The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 131)

February 5, 2017
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Todd begins the show by responding to a long time listener who voiced his concern about the last few episodes being potentially biased and right leaning. He discusses U.S. President Donald Trump’s optics following some of his comments in recent weeks.

Talk radio host and political commentator Tasha Kheiriddin is on to discuss U.S. and Canadian politics. Saint John Engagement Committee Co-Chair Chuck Teed joins us to talk about the East Coast Music Awards which will be taking place in Saint John from from April 26 to the 30.

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The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 130)

February 1, 2017
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Todd begins the episode by discussing the Quebec mosque shooting. He also talks about the resignation banner that appeared at Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch’s constituency office. He gives his thoughts on the news that Bell Media has began the process of cutting jobs. He weighs in on the Federal Liberals’ decision to abandon electoral reform in Canada. He closes the segment by commenting on the “wall of manure” situation between two neighbours near Moncton N.B.

Sierra Club Canada Director Gretchen Fitzgerald is on to discuss the Keystone XL pipeline executive order in the US and how it may affect our climate change plans in Canada. Writer and director Roberto Verdecchia joins us to talk about his upcoming documentary “The Great Wild Indoors” which will air on CBC’s the Nature of Things on Thur. Feb. 9 at 8:00 P.M. Eastern.

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The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 129)

January 29, 2017
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Episode 129 starts off with a discussion about the Conservative party and the missed opportunity of not having Rona Ambrose as their full time leader. He also talks about Kevin O’Leary and a recent interview he did with E.T. Canada. He comments on the revelation that GM Canada will be shifting 625 Canadian jobs to Mexico. He talks about New Brunswick’s deficit forecast on track to being $231 million. He also discusses U.S. President Donald Trump’s execution of campaign promises including a recent executive order to ban visas from nationals in seven Muslim nations.

Former New Brunswick NDP leader Dominic Cardy talks to us about his new role as the Progressive Conservative Party’s strategic issues director. Former Federal MP John Williamson also joins us to discuss his new organization, Canadians for Affordable Energy.

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The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 128)

January 25, 2017
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Todd starts the show by discussing climate change and US President Donald Trump’s view on it and how it differs from Canada’s take on it. He talks about the firing of a radio host in northern New Brunswick and how it was covered in the media. He also comments on a recent police pot shop raid in Saint John New Brunswick.

In the interview segment, Carleton University Business Professor Ian Lee joins us to talk about the importance of trade with the U.S. Freelance journalist Barbara Kay is on the show to what she’s been up to among other things. And Tech Guru Chris Wetmore is on to discuss how powerful social media can be.

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