8:30 a.m. A group of employees at the Price Albert Daily Herald newspaper has reached a deal to purchase the business and run it as an independent publication. Peter Lozinski is the managing editor of the daily newspaper and he joins John.
9:00 a.m. The Hour of the Big Stories… Open Session
10:00 a.m. The federal government continues to face questions over its plan to reintegrate returning ISIS terrorists. Should ISIS fighters returning to Canada be brought to justice for joining the Islamic State? Geoffrey Johnston is a global affairs columnist for the Kingston Whig Standard and he joins John to discuss.
11:00 a.m. As we look back at the year in politics, a new poll show Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s approval has dropped below 50 per cent for the first time since the 2015 election. Angus Reid’s Shachi Kurl joins John to discuss the results.
12:00 p.m. Are governments in over their heads when it comes to dealing with Canada’s aging demographics and the potential consequences on the future of health care? Sean Speer, a Munk Senior Fellow and co-author of the new paper, Running out of Time: Demographic Pressures and the Future of Canadian Health Care, joins John now to discuss.