8:30 a.m. As Canada continues to sell its oil to the U.S. at a steep discount, the Petroleum Services Association of Canada is dropping its 2018 drilling forecast by 500 wells. PSAC president and CEO Tom Whalin joins John now to discuss this and how the political standoff over the Trans Mountain pipeline isn’t helping as concerns over investor confidence continue.
9:00 a.m. The Hour of the Big Stories… Open Session
10:00 a.m. Saskatchewan and B.C. have both launched court references as the provinces battle it out against the federal government over carbon taxes and pipelines. But does either province stand a chance? Dwight Newman is a law professor at the University of Saskatchewan and he joins John now to discuss.
11:00 a.m. Nearly six months after making headlines for publicly disclosing how she was reprimanded by faculty for showing a video of a debate featuring Jordan Peterson, Lindsay Shepherd is still fighting attempts to stifle free speech on campus. She joins John now to discuss.
12:00 p.m. After more than a century of publishing, the Prairie Messenger will print its last issue next Wednesday. Abbot Peter Novecosky of St. Peter’s Abbey in Muenster, Sask., is the current editor of the Catholic weekly newspaper, and he joins John now.