8:30 a.m. From NAFTA to changes to tax rules to marijuana legalization, we take a look at the issues dominating the fall agenda as the House of Commons gets down to business. 580 CFRA’s Brian Lilley joins John from Ottawa.
9:00 a.m. The Hour of the Big Stories…Open Session
10:00 a.m. The business community is pushing back against the government’s plans to close what it calls “unfair” tax loopholes. We hear from Chamber of Commerce presidents John Hopkins and Darla Lindbjerg with their take.
11:00 a.m. There’s a growing movement to ban plastic straws because of the harm they cause to the environment. Should restaurants move towards eliminating plastic straws?
12:00 p.m. Although the Trudeau government has suggested legalization will limit the availability of marijuana to youth, the current legislation includes a clause that allows kids as young as 12 to legally possess pot. Addictions counsellor Rand Teed joins John to talk about the effects of marijuana on youth in light of the drug’s pending legalization.