8:30 – The federal government recently ruled that Veterans Affairs will no longer provide benefits to the incarcerated family members of veterans, but the case that inspired the change – Christopher Garnier – may not be affected. Garnier is serving a life sentence for the murder of an off-duty Halifax police officer in 2015, and was receiving treatment for PTSD through veterans affairs because of his father’s service. Phil McColeman, MP for Brantford—Brant, Ontario and opposition critic for veterans affairs, joins the program to discuss the case.
LIVE: Phil McColeman, MP and critic for veterans affairs.
9:00 – Bug’s Day… The Hour of Rage!
10:00 – SGI has launched a new campaign against impaired driving, which features the police officers who have to deliver the terrible news to family members after a fatal collision. Sgt. Troy Dumont of the Prince Albert Police Service is featured in the campaign, and he joins John to discuss the SGI campaign and what might be the worst part of his job.
LIVE: Sgt. Troy Dumont, Prince Albert Police Service.
11:00 – People misuse words all the time, and some of them really become pet peeves for certain people. So what misused or mispronounced words really make your blood boil? Do you judge people when they misuse a word? Do you feel awkward correcting people when they get a word wrong? Call in and let us know – just be careful not to misuse any words!
12:00 – Saskatchewan author Allan Safarik is launching his new book next month. “Saskatchewan Hockey: The Game of Our Lives” is a collection of stories edited by Safarik that explores the province’s connections to the game. From small town rinks to urban arenas, the book “illustrates the prairie passion and devotion to the game called hockey.” Safarik joins the show to talk about his book and why the game has such a strong connection to Saskatchewan.
LIVE: Allan Safarik, editor of “Saskatchewan Hockey: The Game of Our Lives.”