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Show Notes


August 4th, 2015.

8:30 a.m.- Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited the Governor General on Sunday morning and asked for Parliament to be dissolved in order to begin the 2015 federal election campaign. The very long 11 week campaign is now underway. The Reality Check: If the election were held today, who would get your vote?

9:00 a.m.– The Hour of the Big Stories.. Open Session.

10:15 a.m.-  It seems gravel is becoming increasingly hard to come by in Saskatchewan. A number of officials from RMs throughout the province are voicing concerns about the depletion of the province’s gravel supply. Sean Wilson of G.W. Construction says he isn’t worried.Are we really running low? Sean Wilson, Past Chairman of the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association, G.W. Construction Ltd.

11:00 a.m.- SGI has announced that traffic enforcement this month will focus on commercial drivers. Earl Cameron, VP of SGI’s Auto Fund says even though operators of large commercial vehicles aren’t at fault for the majority of the collisions they’re involved in, their sheer size and weight can cause massive destruction. Are trucks as good behind the wheel as they used to be?

12:00 p.m.- The University of Saskatchewan’s Global Institute for Food Security is excited to be
 receiving a $37.2 million federal investment to advance their crop research and innovation
program Designing Crops for Global Food security. GIFS Executive Director Maurice Moloney says
their work includes analyzing massive data sets of DNA in order to breed superior performance.
Maurice Molony, Executive Director, Global Institute for Food Security, University of Saskatchewan.

About Gormley

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.