8:30 a.m. The Saskatchewan government has announced who will be able to sell marijuana once it becomes legal later this year. Andrew MacCorquodale’s Ontario-based company Canopy Growth Corp. has been selected to operate five pot stores in Saskatchewan and he joins John now to discuss.
9:00 a.m. The Hour of the Big Stories… Open Session
10:00 a.m. The Regina Police Service announced last week that it would stop releasing the names of murder victims; it has since reversed its decision pending a review by the province’s privacy commissioner. Is it ever right for police to withhold the name of a murder victim? Steven Penney is a law professor at the University of Alberta and he joins John now to discuss.
10:30 a.m. The Canada Summer Jobs Grant program has made headlines after the Liberal government made changes that prevented many charities and faith-based groups from applying for funding. Now, a new report shows that third-party groups that use foreign funding to advance their political agendas is getting taxpayers dollars through Ottawa’s summer job fund. Toronto Sun columnist Candice Malcolm joins John with the details.
11:00 a.m. Canadians are getting a chance to weigh in on the federal government’s new rules around compensation for bumped flights and lost bags. Gabor Lukacs, founder of advocacy group Air Passenger Rights Canada, joins John to discuss the consultation process for the proposed passenger bill of rights.
12:00 p.m. The National Zero Waste Council recently released a study saying unnecessary best-before labels are a major cause of food waste in Canada. What should people know about following “best before” dates when they’re purging their fridges and pantries? Consulting dietician Rosie Schwartz is here to explain.