We kick off the second half of the program with the Provincial Panel, as Vic Fedeli PC MPP for Nipissing / Finance Critic) and Gilles Bisson (NDP MPP for Timmins-James Bay / House Leader) discuss hydro and $15 / hour minimum wage. Rob also speaks with: - Guy Laflammme, Executive Director of Ottawa 2017, about Inspiration Village. - Breanna Jackson, BellMedia Ottawa 2017 Insider. - John Budden - CFRA's Markets Commentator, who gives us our weekly look at the markets. David Harris, Director of the intelligence program at INSIGNIS Strategic Research Inc., drops down from the rafters to bring us this week's installment of The Intelligence Files. We wrap up the week with John Robson, National Post columnist / Professor of History at the University of Ottawa / documentary - filmmaker.
Of all the cars you've ever owned, what was your favourite? What is your dream car?
Rob Snow speaks with: - Margaret Wente, Globe and Mail columnist, about the "Kathleen Wynne rises from the dead". - Tom Walters, CTV's Los Angeles Bureau Chief, about the OJ Simpson's parole hearing. - Matt Padanyi, Radio Reporter for BNN, about market reaction to Hydro One's purchase of Avista. - Kristy Cameron, CFRA Reporter / Host of the Newsfeed, about the fire at the Petrie Island Marina. - Randall Denley, strategic communications consultant and former Ontario PC candidate / has a weekly column in the Ottawa Citizen, who drops by to chat with Rob about his column: "Councillors shirking duty with silence on long-term care homes ". On Thursday's, Rob gets to pick the brain of Ian Lee, Associate Professor with Carleton University's Sprott School of Business, about some of the hot topics making headlines. Green Energy, interest rates and its effects on Ontario (Pst! It's not good), and door-to-door mail, are among the topics discussed.
What do higher interest rates mean for Ontarians?
Rob is joined by Dr. Barry Dworkin, who answers all of your questions on this week's Wednesday House Call.
Rob Snow speaks with: - Lowell Green, CFRA Legend. - Kristy Cameron, CFRA reporter / host of the Newsfeed, about what exactly is "La Machine". - AJ Jakubec, play-by-play voice of the Ottawa RedBlacks on TSN 1200, about the RedBlacks home record and to preview tonight's game vs the Als. - Pedro Antunes, Deputy Chief Economist with the Conference Board of Canada, about Canada's housing market, Canada's solid banking sector and NAFTA re-negotiations. - Heather Moore, Canada Scene Festival Executive Producer at the NAC, about what exactly is Canada Scene.
Should the federal government delay the legalization of marijuana?
Rob Snow speaks with: - Gerry Dewan, CTV London reporter, about the Siemens plant closing in Tillsonburg. - Ryan Price, News Director at CFAX 1070, about the BC NDP taking over governing the province. - Eli Yufest, CEO of Campaign Research, about their poll that shows a "strong majority favours more bike lanes and licensing bicyclists" - Lee Versage, TSN 1200 host, about the Ottawa RedBlacks game tomorrow versus the Montreal Alouettes, and whether or not the Jays are sellers. It's our Tech Tuesday segment as Carmi Levy, CTV Tech Analyst, drops by to discuss; Netflix earnings, Atari Box and Ashley Madison paying those affected by a data breach. Tim Powers, Vice-Chairman of Summa Strategies, drops by for our weekly Federal Politics segment.
Should the government test cyclists for competency?
Rob Snow speaks with: - Geoff Coulson, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist at Environment and Climate Change Canada, about the 101 days of rain. - Denise LeBlanc, Manager of Media Relations with the Ottawa 2017 Bureau, about the opening weekend for Kontinuum. - Parker Gallant, VP Wind Concerns Ontario, about hydro and wind energy. - Phil Kane, Constable with the Ottawa Police Service, about summer driving safety. - Colton Lochhead, Crime reporter for Las Vegas Review Journal, about how legal pot has rolled out in Nevada. - Greg Bonnell, Real Estate Reporter / Anchor with BNN, about how home sales plunged from year-ago levels. - Carlo Dade (Director of the Trade & Investment Centre at the Canada West Foundation) and Eric Dalke (Policy Analyst with the Canada West Foundation dealing with dairy foundation), about NAFTA and supply management. In our entertainment segment, we put a bow on this year's edition of Bluesfest with Majic 100's Nancy Slater!
Rob takes your calls on NAFTA, supply management, hydro rates, and Omar Khadr.
Our Municipal Panel of Steve Clark (PC MPP for Leeds Grenville) and Gilles Bisson (NDP MPP for Timmins-James Bay / House Leader) discuss the $15 / hr. minimum wage and the story about the Sudbury Curling club. Rob also speaks with: - Kimberley Johnson, BellMedia Ottawa 2017 Insider, about what's on the docket this weekend. - Ms. Salwa Elmowasi, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Ottawa, about Ottawa Welcomes the World. - John Budden, host of CFRA's Money Talk / CFRA Markets Commentator, about this weekend's show as well as quickly going over some of the weekly business headlines. David Harris, Director of the intelligence program at INSIGNIS Strategic Research Inc., drops down from the rafters to bring us this week's installment of The Intelligence Files. We wrap up the week with John Robson, National Post columnist / Professor of History at the University of Ottawa / documentary - filmmaker.
Rob takes your calls on the mess at Bluesfest, legal marijuana, and how do millenials see the world?
Rob Snow speaks with: - Mike Aube, President and Grain Merchandiser of Rutters Elevators, about how the rain has been so hard on the farmers. - AJ Jakubek, play-by-play voice of the Ottawa RedBlacks on TSN 1200, who gives us a preview of tomorrow's RedBlacks - Eskimos game. - Randall Denley, strategic communications consultant and former Ontario PC candidate / has a weekly column in the Ottawa Citizen, who drops by to chat with Rob about his column "Is extending the O-Train line even worth it? " - Adam Mills, Team Leader / Broker of Record at Royal LePage with the Adam Mills Team, about Royal LePage Q2 House Price Survey and Market Survey Forecast: Ottawa sees strong growth. On Thursday's, Rob gets to pick the brain of Ian Lee, Associate Professor with Carleton University's Sprott School of Business, about the minimum wage and the living wage. The Municipal Panel chats about an apology for Canada Day security mess and planning committee.
What's the difference between the "minimum wage" and a "living wage"?
Rob is joined by Dr. Barry Dworkin. They take all of your health related questions.... and no, Rob is NOT the one giving medical advice.
Rob Snow speaks with: - Matt Padanyi, Radio Reporter with BNN, about the Market's reaction to the BoC rate increase. - Malika Welsh, Development & Fundraising Coordinator with Ottawa School of Art, about Project ILLUNAATA Celebrates Community "All together". - Craig Alexander, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist at the Conference Board of Canada, about the rate increase. - Craig Robinson , Co-Chair of Camp Smitty Golf Classic for the Boys and Girls Club.
Rob gets your reaction to the Bank of Canada raising interests for the first time in 7 years.
Rob Snow speaks with: - Chris Holski, CFRA news anchor, about stories that the CFRA newsroom is covering. - Nik Nanos, Chairman of Nanos Research Group of Companies, about the latest weekly tracking poll. - Justine Lewkowicz, Reporter for NewsTalk 1010, about the city of Toronto looking at lifting ban on backyard chickens. - Christine Van Geyn, Ontario Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, about how slapping new taxes and regulations on AirBnB won't cure cities' housing woes. - Matt Padanyi, radio reporter with BNN, about what to expect tomorrow with regards to the BOC interest rate announcement. It's our Tech Tuesday segment as Carmi Levy, CTV Tech Analyst, drops by to discuss; FANG, Amazon Prime Day and Trump Jr's e-mail troubles. Should the government have apologized and given Omar Khadr a reported 10 million dollars? Rob is joined by Richard Mahoney (McMillan LLP -- Government and Public Policy Group) and Jason Lietaer (President of Enterprise Canada) who dissect the issue.
Rob takes your calls again on Omar Khadr's apology and settlement.