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John Gormley Live

Host : John Gormley
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Show Notes


July 24th, 2014

8:30 a.m.- Statistics Canada says Saskatoon and Regina are tops when it comes to both the crime severity index and the overall crime rate. Though crime is down in the two cities, Regina has the highest CSI of the 33 communities surveyed, scoring 109 on the index, while Saskatoon was at 99.1. Do you feel safe living in Saskatchewan?

9:00 a.m.– Bug’s Day: The Hour of Rage 

10:00 a.m.- Quebec corner Quoc-Bao Do has completed an investigation into a 2011 crash in which drowsy driving was a factor. Do is now recommending that driving drowsy be treated like driving drunk. Do you think driving drowsy is as bad as driving drunk?

10:30 a.m.- The federal NDP wants the House of Commons to pay for the party’s legal costs in a lawsuit it filed against the House board that monitors MP spending. The Board of Internal Economy is considering allegations that the NDP improperly staffed party offices in Quebec with employees paid for through the HofC. Should taxpayers pay for the NDP’s lawsuit? Randy Hoback, Member of Parliament for Prince Albert.
11:00 a.m.- The “Minimalists” Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus are two best friends who not long ago were upwardly mobile, wealthy, wasteful twenty-somethings. To their surprise, they were miserable, so they decided to start living life with less money, less stuff and more meaning. How can minimalism make your life better? Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus.

11:30 a.m.- Last summer, Grant Fraser of, a website which showcases the best golf courses in the world, visited Saskatchewan to golf as many courses as he could. He says he wanted to show people out east that Saskatchewan (which is known for its love of golf) has great courses to offer too. Which Saskatchewan golf courses are the best? Grant Fraser, Publisher, Golf the World and contributor to many golf magazines.

12:00 p.m.- Today is the last day of the 24th Annual Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) Summit in Whistler, B.C. PNWER is made up of Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C. and 5 U.S States. Issues being discussed this year are pipeline project issues and challenges, rail safety, emergency efficiency and workforce training to name a few. Dave Ramsay is the newly appointed President of PNWER. How does Saskatchewan fit into this picture? Dave Ramsay, President of PNWER and Minister of Justice, Industry, Tourism and Investment for the Northwest Territories.

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.