Host : John Gormley
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8:30 a.m.– 440 PotashCorp workers in Saskatchewan are losing their jobs thanks to the company laying off 18% of their workforce. The majority of the layoffs are taking place at the Lanigan and Cory mines, where 240 and 165 workers respectively, are losing their positions. 10 layoffs are taking place at the Patience Lake mine, and 25 at the company's office in Saskatoon. How is the town of Lanigan dealing with news of the PotashCorp layoffs? Andrew Cebyrk, Mayor of Lanigan & Bre McAdam, Newstalk Radio reporter.
9:00 a.m.– The Hour of the Big Stories..Open Session.
10:00 – Earlier this week, we had Saskatoon comedian Mike Simmonds on the show. Mr. Simmonds is visually impaired and has filed a human rights complaint after running into trouble getting a cab while accompanied by his service dog. He was told by some drivers that being around dogs was against their religious beliefs. Should businesses be able to refuse customers with service dogs? Gerry Nelson, Coordinator, Registration and Referral with CNIB Saskatchewan.
11:00 a.m.– Saskatchewan’s Smartest Radio Listener Smart & Caring Community.
11:30 a.m.– The Government of Saskatchewan is moving ahead with the implementation of photo radar in a number of new areas, such as school zones. The province says the move is not about revenue, but about safety on the roads. The Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation disagrees, saying photo radar is just a cash grab and isn’t as effective as officers on the street. Colin Craig, Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation.
12:00 p.m.– Conservative MP Michael Chong has tabled the Reform Act, a bill intended to give members of Parliament more power within their party caucuses. Chong said the Reform Act proposes three main reforms: Restoring local control over party nominations, Strengthening caucuses as decision-making bodies and Reinforcing the accountability of party leaders to their caucuses. Michael Chong, Conservative MP for Wellington-Halton Hills.
- John Gormley Live - Coming up, should MPs have more power within their parties? - Posted on Dec 4th 1:25pm
- John Gormley Live - Is photo radar just a way to make money? - Posted on Dec 4th 12:21pm
- John Gormley Live - Saskatchewan’s Smartest Radio Listener Smart & Caring Community - Posted on Dec 4th 11:54am
About John Gormley Live
John Gormley Live has been a staple of News Talk Radio from its beginning. Each weekday morning between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., John Gormley Live is the place where Saskatchewan comes to talk.
John is a former Saskatchewan Member of Parliament and a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law. The insight he brings to the stories that Saskatchewan is talking about has made him one of this province’s most influential people, a recognition he received from Saskatchewan Business Magazine.
But John’s not all business. Each week, his callers fill the phone lines to provide their Rider Prognostications and to try to become Saskatchewan’s Smartest Radio Listener. Others want to vent during Bugs Day or hear John’s Heroes and Zeroes. They also get their chance to set the agenda of the John Gormley Live during the Ultimate Open Lines.
In addition to his radio show, John writes a popular weekly column for the StarPhoenix in Saskatoon and the Leader Post in Regina. As a speaker at conventions, John entertains the crowds on topics ranging from politics to pop culture. Meanwhile, at the University of Saskatchewan, political science students have benefited from his lectures.
John recently added author to his list of credentials as an authority on Saskatchewan interests. John’s book Left Out: Saskatchewan’s NDP and the Relentless Pursuit of Mediocrity is not just about provincial politics, but an attitude John says took hold in Saskatchewan for far too long.
As a radio host, listeners have to come to expect that John Gormley will provoke opinions while getting to the bottom of the story.