8:30 a.m. As rhetoric between the United States and North Korea ramps up, could threats of destruction cause an accidental war? Elliot Tepper, a former professor at Carleton University and an expert in Asian studies, joins John now.
9:00 a.m. The Hour of the Big Stories… Open Session
10:00 a.m. Doctors across the country are speaking out against the federal government’s proposed tax changes and potential effects the planned reforms could have on Canada’s healthcare system. Dr. Joanne Sivertson, a physician from Prince Albert and president of the Saskatchewan Medical Association, joins John.
10:30 a.m. Should the RCMP rethink its no-chase policy? A Saskatchewan man is calling for changes after officers were called off the pursuit of a stolen truck involved in a crash that killed three people near Lloydminster. Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki, the commanding officer for RCMP in Saskatchewan, joins John to respond.
11:30 a.m. Who pays Canada’s income tax bill? The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is pushing back against the federal government’s planned changes to the tax code suggesting wealthy Canadians already pay enough taxes. CTF federal director Aaron Wudrick joins John now.
12:00 p.m. Dr. Norman Doidge – the man who wrote The Brain That Changes Itself – joins John to talk about neuroplasticity and how the brain adapts.