Episode 221

December 17, 2017
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Todd begins the show by reflecting on the distraction that is Christmas. He praises New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant’s decision to shift money from the existing gas tax instead of raising it in the wake of the federally imposed carbon tax system. He talks about the service issues at the Canada Revenue Agency following a recent report by the auditor general. He ends the segment by reacting to the deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman.

Cynthia Khoo, who is the external legal counsel at Open Media, joins us to discuss the U.S. FCC decision to repeal net neutrality rules and how it may affect Canadians.

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Episode 220

December 13, 2017
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Todd begins the episode by discussing the political climate in the U.S. and how things like a failed terrorism attempt barely get media coverage. He comments on the National Post’s response to a viral video about a starving polar bear. He reacts to the news concerning the marijuana revenue sharing agreement between the federal government and the provinces. He comments on Saint John’s budget which will result in cuts while maintaining the current property tax rate.

In the interview segment, Quispamsis resident Jeremy Piper joins us to discuss the struggles his 9-year-old autistic son is having with the elementary school system in his area.

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Episode 219

December 10, 2017
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Todd starts the episode by commenting on the first major snowstorm of the season and our typical reaction to it. He discusses the recent comments made by Saint John police and firefighters in the wake of proposed budget cuts in the city. He talks about the province of Nova Scotia’s decision to have marijuana sold through NSLC and the tactics it will use to deter minors from purchasing it. He talks about the language issues facing Syrian refugees in Saint John among other topics.

Don Mills of Corporate Research Associates joins us to talk about the latest polling results for New Brunswick. Kevin Lacey of the Canadian Tax Payers Federation is on to discuss his departure from the organization in early 2018.

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Episode 218

December 6, 2017
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The episode begins with a discussion about ex N.B. cabinet minister Donald Arsenault. He continues by talking about the alcohol Supreme Court case that originated in our province that could end-up changing the Canadian economy. He talks about the revelation that Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc was diagnosed with leukaemia. And he ends the segment by talking about social media.

Vern Faulkner of Stop Spraying New Brunswick joins us to talk about his role and the organization’s goals. Friend of the show, Pete Robertson is on to reminiscent about Todd’s talk radio days and to discuss topics of interest.

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Episode 217

December 3, 2017
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Todd begins the show by talking about the dismissal of Blue Jays sportscaster Gregg Zaun for inappropriate behaviour. He comments on the satirical “poke the bear” auction being held by a Mi’kmaq group. He reacts to Raymond Théberge’s nomination as Canada’s new Commissioner of Official Languages.

The National Post's Kelly McParland joins us to discuss U.S. politics.

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Episode 216

November 29, 2017
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Todd starts by discussing NBC’s decision to fire Matt Lauer in the wake of inappropriate sexual behaviour allegations. He comments on the criticism Nova Scotia’s auditor general is receiving from the province’s governing party. He talks about the controversy surrounding a Quebec pro-gun lobby group’s rights to rally at a Polytechnique memorial site. He reacts to a story about Lafarge Canada and their N.S. tire burning project. He closes the segment by commenting on the discovery of a lobster with a pop can logo imprinted on its claw in Grand Manan.

Michael Blais, president and founder of the Canadian Veterans Advocacy group, is on to discuss his group’s latest efforts. Tim Houston, MLA for Pictou East in Nova Scotia joins us to talk about his decision to run in the PC Party leadership race following the resignation of Jamie Baillie.

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Episode 215

November 26, 2017
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Todd begins the show by reacting to the latest developments in the New Brunswick property tax scandal. He discusses the Egypt mosque attack that took over 300 lives and the national reaction to it. He talks about the opioid addiction issue in the province following the first carfentanil death in the province. He ends the segment by talking about an editorial piece that was released about senate Republican candidate Roy Moore who is accused of sexual misconduct with underage females.

Federal Conservative MP Maxime Bernier joins us to talk about his upcoming book. Gerald Walsh of Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. is also on to discuss his company's 2018 salary guide.

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Episode 214

November 22, 2017
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Todd begins the show by commenting on the Charlie Rose allegations. He reacts to a story about the results of a CRA call centre audit. He discusses the latest statements by the New Brunswick Teachers Association who are asking for changes to the inclusion policy for classrooms. He talks about CBC’s “Go Public” story about Bell sales tactics. He then closes the segment by talking about the recent layoffs at Bell Media.

University of Maine Political Science Professor Mark Brewer joins us to talk about U.S. Politics. Executive Director of the International Climate Science Coalition Tom Harris joins us to discuss his views on climate change.

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Episode 213

November 19, 2017
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Todd opens up the show by welcoming his new listeners from Local 107.3 FM in Saint John. He comments on a CBC Nova Scotia story that correlates parenting with politics. He continues on the sexual assault allegations topic in the U.S. by discussing the recent news surrounding Senator Al Franken. He reacts to the locker room nudity by-law in Brossard Quebec. He closes the segment by talking about the conviction of a high-profile member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Nova Scotia for stealing nearly $5,000 from the Halifax Poppy Fund.

New Brunswick's Progressive Conservative leader Blaine Higgs is on the show to discuss provincial politics. The owners of Chuckles Comedy Club in Saint John, N.B. joins to talk about their comedy club.

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Episode 212

November 15, 2017
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In the opening segment, Todd discusses the 56 lawsuits against the Catholic Church for alleged sexual abuse in New Brunswick. He talks about Saint John Mayor Don Darling’s warning that the city is facing major cuts as it heads into arbitration with both police and fire unions.

Carleton University Business Professor Ian Lee joins us to talk about the fiscal problems facing Europe and potentially Canadian provinces in the maritimes.

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