8:30 – Premier Scott Moe calls in to share his take on the new USMCA. Moe says he’s pleased with the new agreement, but noted there’s still plenty of work to be done to improving Saskatchewan trade and market access, particularly around steel. Premier Moe joins guest host Murray Wood to discuss what the USMCA means for Saskatchewan.
LIVE: Premier Scott Moe.
9:00 – The Hour of the Big Stories… Open Session
10:00 – Alvin Francis, chief of the Nekaneet Cree Nation, said he was “shocked” to learn about Terri-Lynne McClintic’s transfer to the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge, located on the first nation in Saskatchewan’s southwest. According to Francis, the band’s Elders formerly had input on which offenders were housed at the healing lodge, but that’s no longer the case. Chief Francis joins Murray now to discuss the healing lodge and McClintic’s transfer.
LIVE: Chief Alvin Francis, Nekaneet Cree Nation.
11:00 – It’s time for Saskatchewan’s Smartest Radio Listener! Powered by Bathfitter. Your chance for fame, acclaim and to prove just how smart you are. Not only do you get bragging rights, you’ll win a $50 gift card for Mr. Mikes.
11:30 – Edmonton’s city council wants to debate making winter tires mandatory, even though the matter falls under provincial jurisdiction. That’s got us thinking: Both SGI and CAA Saskatchewan strongly recommend winter tires, so is it time for us to follow Quebec’s example and make winter tires mandatory in Saskatchewan under law? Do you use winter tires, or all-seasons? Is the barrier to winter tires cost, or simply laziness?
12:00 – SARM President Ray Orb is in Ottawa this week, lobbying on behalf of Saskatchewan’s rural municipalities. SARM will be meeting with Liberals and the opposition Conservatives on a number of topics including promoting the Energy East pipeline project, calling for a national study on rural crime, and a call for wider consultations before a potential ban of strychnine pesticides takes effect. Orb joins Murray now to discuss the trip and what he’s hoping to accomplish.
LIVE: Ray Orb, president of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM).