The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 150)

April 12, 2017
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Todd sets up the show by predicting a Toronto Maple Leafs upset over the Washington Capitals in the first round of the NHL playoffs. He comments on CBC’s apology to viewers who feel misrepresented by their mini-series “Canada: The Story of Us”. He also gives his thoughts on the return of Jian Ghomeshi. He discusses the province of Nova Scotia’s plan to weather an economic downpour by encouraging baby boomers to work longer. He concludes the segment by commenting on the US attack on Syria (which includes commentary on Sean Spicer).

Columnist Barbara Kay joins us to talk about politics. And Sierra Club Canada Director Gretchen Fitzgerald is also on to discuss environmental politics.

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The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 149)

April 9, 2017
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Todd starts off by giving his thoughts on the US air strikes in Syria and how President Donald Trump was perceived afterwards. He takes a few moments to discuss the Vimy Ridge sacrifice on it’s 100 anniversary. He comments on the revelation the federal Liberals want to move the legalization of marijuana on or before July 1, 2018. He discusses the five-year agreement the Brian Gallant’s N.B. Liberals reached with the province’s teachers union.

CFIB President and CEO Dan Kelly is on to discuss what’s currently happening on the independent Canadian business scene. University of Maine Political Science Professor Mark Brewer joins us to talk about US politics.

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The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 148)

April 5, 2017
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Todd kicks-off the segment by commenting on the ongoing property tax scandal that's plaguing New Brunswick. He gives his thoughts on the NHL’s decision not to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics. He also comments on an anti-violence story about the use of a confessional booth which challenges our traditional views on masculinity. He ends the segment by reading listener comments that were posted on the show’s Facebook page.

Dominic Cardy, who is the Chief of Staff for the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick, is on to talk about the latest developments in the province’s property tax scandal. Talk radio host and political commentator Tasha Kheiriddin joins us to discuss current events.

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The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 147)

April 2, 2017
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The show begins with a discussion on the property tax scandal in New Brunswick where it was recently discovered that 2,000 people received property tax increases due to “invented renovations”. Todd comments on the  recent revelation that the CEO of Ontario Power Generation tops the list of public-sector employees with an annual salary of $1.2 million.  He talks about the Michael Flynn situation in the U.S. and how it may or may not affect U.S. President Donald Trump. The segment closes off with a reaction to a story where experts are predicting the decline of alcohol sales once marijuana is legalized in Canada.

New Brunswick’s Progressive Conservative leader Blaine Higgs is on to talk about the N.B. property tax scandal. Carleton University Business Professor Ian Lee discusses corporate welfare and the outcry over Bombardier executive pay increases.

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The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 146)

March 29, 2017
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Todd starts off by reminiscing about his love for the Toronto Maple Leafs while welcoming the Auston Matthews era. He comments on a story about the alarming number of snow days issued in Nova Scotia this school year. He discusses U.S. President Donald Trump’s “new age of American energy” claim as he ends regulations on the oil and coal industries. He closes the segment by giving his thoughts on the Moncton Humanity Project eviction notice news story.

Open Media Communication Manager David Christopher joins us to discuss the launch of IXmaps Internet Mapping tool which will enable Canadians to see where their data travels. Filmmaker Martin Himel talks to us about the upcoming documentary “Secrets of Survival” which will air on April 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET on the documentary Channel.

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The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 145)

March 26, 2017
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The conversation begins with a discussion about U.S. President Donald Trump’s failure to repeal Obamacare and the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Todd talks about the possibility of the Trudeau Liberals changing the rules of the House of Commons to allow for fewer sitting days or question periods. He continues by giving his thoughts on the adoption of M-103 which condemn’s Islamophobia. And the segment closes with commentary about the “Grabher” license plate situation in Nova Scotia.

The Atlantic Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Kevin Lacey joins us to discuss the 2017 Federal Budget. Former talk radio host Jordi Morgan talks to us about his upcoming podcast.

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The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 144)

March 22, 2017
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Todd starts the show by commenting on the behaviour of our Members of Parliament in the house of commons earlier in the day. He also discusses the revelation that Justin Trudeau’s family trip to the Bahamas cost tax payers over $127K. He talks about the Superior Tanks layoffs in St. Stephen N.B. and the corporate welfare surrounding it. He gives his thoughts on the new hire incentives provided by the Stephen McNeil government in Nova Scotia which targets women and minorities. He closes off the segment by talking about a recent petition aiming at saving historic homes in Saint John N.B. from being demolished.

In the interview segment, spokesperson for Working Canadians Catherine Swift joins us to discuss the 2017 Federal Budget. Miramichi Striper Cup co-host Jeff Wilson is on to talk about this year’s tournament.

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The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 143)

March 19, 2017
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The weekend show starts-off with a discussion on climate change and the importance of listening to the entire conversation while trying to avoid dismissing one side over the other. Todd talks about U.S. President Donald Trump’s statement that Germany should be paying the U.S. for the “expensive defence” they provide. He comments on the revelation that the New Brunswick Liberals are using the Brian Gallant’s wedding announcement as an opportunity to collect email addresses for promotional purposes. He closes the segment by discussing the removal of a St. Patrick’s Day t-shirt from an N.S. based retailer.

In the interview segment, Tim Powers of Summa Strategies converses with Todd about Canadian politics. And Dan Kraus, a conservation scientist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, is on to discuss his latest op-ed “Growing species at risk in Canada”.

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The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 142)

March 15, 2017
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The mid-week show starts off with a conversation about the double standard that exists when it comes to certain crimes especially the property tax exploitation currently happening in New Brunswick. Todd discusses U.S. President Donald Trump’s accusations that former President Barack Obama wiretapped him before the elections. He also talks about a story regarding employees at Canada’s 5 major banks speaking out about the pressure to deceive customers to meet sales targets. He closes the segment by discussing a story about P.E.I.’s projected deficit doubling to $17.9.

Atlantic Canada’s Tema Ambassador Angela Gevaudan is on to discuss the organization and her dealings with post traumatic stress disorder. And Steven Barnes, owner of the Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club in Saint John, joins us to talk about the club and what to expect from it.

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The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 141)

March 12, 2017
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Todd responds to the feedback he received following last Wed. Tom Young tribute episode. He follows-up by discussing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s keynote address at a Texas energy industry conference on Thursday and the optics behind it. He comments on N.B. Green Part leader David Coon’s proposal to lower the voting age to 16 in the province.

Former Federal MP and President of Canadians for Affordable Energy John Williamson joins us to discuss one of the strategy the Progressive Conservative Party of N.B. will be taking for the 2018 provincial elections which will focus on the carbon tax that will be introduced to the electorate the same year.

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