8:30 a.m. Gas prices are back on the rise in Saskatchewan, with drivers paying around $1.22/litre to fill up at the pump. Roger McKnight, senior petroleum analyst at En-Pro International, joins Murray to explain the hike, whether we can expect more pain at the pumps this summer, and how the standoff over Trans mountain plays into this.
9:00 a.m. Bug’s Day… The Hour of Rage!
10:00 a.m. Could decriminalization be the answer to Canada’s opioid crisis? In a new national policy paper, the Canadian Mental Health Association is calling on Canada to decriminalize illicit drugs to deal with the country’s opioid problem, which is quickly becoming the top cause of death in Canada. Phyllis O’Connor is the executive director for the Saskatchewan division of the Canadian Mental Health Association and she joins Murray to discuss how decriminalizing drugs could help combat the opioid crisis.
11:00 a.m. RCMP provide an update on the ongoing investigation into the collision involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus.
11:30 a.m. One of Canada’s most iconic brands is leaving a bitter taste in Canadians’ mouths, according to a new survey done by the Angus Reid Institute. The polling firm found that one-in-three Tim Hortons customers say their opinion of the coffee chain is worsening. To break the numbers down for us, we’re joined by Angus Reid research associate Dave Korzinski.
12:00 p.m. While Canadians remain conflicted about how to fight climate change, especially when it comes to implementing a carbon tax, a new study is taking a look at Canada’s environmental record and how we compare to other high-income countries around the world. Ken Green is the senior director of natural resource studies at the Fraser Institute and co-author of the report and he joins Murray now.