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John Gormley Live

Host : John Gormley
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Show Notes


August 28th, 2014

8:30 a.m.- After much speculation, multiple reports say beloved football receiver Weston Dressler is headed back to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Numerous CFL teams were interested in Dressler, including the Ottawa Redblacks who also made Dressler an offer. Did loyalty overcome greed? Warren Woods, Member of the Green Zone.

9:00 a.m.- Bugsday Hour of Rage

9:06 a.m.- Premier Brad Wall is threatening retaliation over Ontario protectionism. He wants to level the playing field for companies if Ontario doesn’t change its local preference rules. Premier Brad Wall.

9:36 a.m.- Kevin Boychuk is questioning the new driving laws after a company vehicle was seized after it was the subject of two cell phone tickets, but different drivers. We check in with Boychuk after picking up the seized vehicle. Kevin Boychuk, owner, K3 Excavating

10:00 a.m.- A new report says there are more interactions reported between police and people with mental illness than there were five to seven years ago. The report was released at the annual gathering of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police in Victoria. “Chief” Terry Coleman, retired police chief (Moose Jaw), lead report author for the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

10:30 a.m.- Western University’s student newspaper The Gazette is in hot water after writing a satirical guide on how to sexually harass TAs. Did the newspaper go too far or are student newspapers a forum to push the envelope?

11:00 a.m.- A Toronto ER doctor is asking for changes to an Ontario law so that physicians could report suspected impaired drivers, as they can with gunshot and stabbing victims. The same physician-patient confidentiality law exists in Saskatchewan. Should doctors be allowed to report suspected drunk drivers?

11:30 a.m.- THE PRODUCER CHRONICLES.  NORAD jets had to escort a Sunwing plane to Cuba back to Toronto Wednesday after two female passengers who drank alcohol got into a physical confrontation on the plane, forcing the plane to divert back to Toronto. Producer Brynn says drinking booze shouldn’t be allowed on airplaces, John says, yes it should.

12:00 p.m.- University of Saskatchewan researchers have made a discovery that could lead to new treatments for cystic fibrosis. U of S physiology professor Juan Ianowski.

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.