8:30 a.m. The Saskatchewan government’s latest fiscal update shows a dip in the provincial deficit forecast and a slight slip in provincial revenue and expenses. Saskatchewan’s Finance Minister, Donna Harpauer joins John now to discuss.
9:00 a.m. The Saskatchewan NDP Party held their convention on Saturday where they elected a new Leader. Ryan Meili beat out Trent Wotherspoon with 55% of the votes. Ryan Meili, the new Leader of the Saskatchewan NDP party joins John now.
10:00 a.m. Grain farmers in Western Canada say billions of dollars are at stake over the shortage of rail cars. President of Agriculture Producers Association of Saskatchewan, Todd Lewis, joins John now to discuss.
11:00 a.m. The issue of rural crime has exploded into the consciousness of all Canadians and has been heightened ever since the February 9th acquittal of Saskatchewan Farmer Gerald Stanley in the shooting death of Colten Boushie. Licia Corbella, Calgary Herald Columnist joins John now discuss.
12:00 p.m. Canada’s criminal justice system is facing a litany of serious challenges, including significant underreporting of crime by victims, delays and inefficiencies, rising cost, and considerable overrepresentation of Indigenous people in prison. Benjamin Perrin, Law Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia and Senior Fellow in Criminal Justice at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy, joins John now for a look at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute justice report.