8:30 – Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson released volume 2 of her 2018 report on Tuesday, in which she identified a number of areas for improvement at the Saskatchewan Health Region. Her report found a number of hospitals did not follow the Ministry of Heath’s handwashing policies and suggested the health authority rethink its approach to monitoring staff for compliance. The audit also found long turnaround times for biopsy results in Saskatoon and Regina, which were typically twice as long as the expected five business days. Ferguson joins John now to talk about her latest report.
LIVE: Judy Ferguson, provincial auditor.
9:00 – The Hour of the Big Stories… Open Session
10:00 – A movement in Canada is piggybacking on the success of France’s “yellow vest” protests, in order to oppose the carbon tax, UN Compact on Migration, and Trudeau’s plan to subsidize the independent media with tax dollars. “Yellow Vests Canada” currently has 27,536 members on their Facebook group, and they organized weekend protests in many Canadian cities with more planned for the coming weekend. Carina Comeau
LIVE: Carina Comeau, organizer with Yellow Vest Canada.
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11:30 – The surprise arrest in China of Michael Kovrig, an internal affairs analyst who previously served as a Canadian diplomat, has many speculating that it may be China’s retaliation for the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Canada. Foreign affairs expert Matthew Fisher joins Gormley now to discuss the cases and the possible connection between them.
LIVE: Matthew Fisher, resident visiting scholar in foreign and defence policy at the University of Toronto’s Massey College.
12:00 – According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, small businesses have a hard year ahead with a number of new taxes. Marilyn Braun-Pollon, CFIB’s vice-president of prairie and agri-business, joins John now to discuss the challenges small businesses are likely to face in 2019 and the results of a number of CFIB surveys.
LIVE: Marilyn Braun-Pollon, CFIB vice-president of prairie and agri-business.