8:30 – Statistics Canada is looking to get banking data from a half-million Canadians, according to an exclusive report from Global News. John is joined by Andrew Buck, a Winnipeg lawyer practicing information and privacy law, to help analyze the unprecedented move by StatsCan.
LIVE: Andrew Buck, partner at Pitblado Law in Winnipeg and lawyer practicing in information and privacy law.
9:00 – The Hour of the Big Stories… Open Session
10:00 – The world’s Jewish communities are still reeling after a gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, killing 11 worshipers. The accused shooter, Robert Bowers, allegedly continued an anti-Semitic rant as he was taken into custody, and now may face the death penalty. Heather Fenyes, who’s on the board of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, joins John to discuss the impact the shooting had on Saskatchewan’s Jewish community, and talk about anti-Semitism in Canada.
LIVE: Heather Fenyes, board member of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, past president of the Congregation of Agudas Israel synagogue in Saskatoon, and co-founder of Think Good, Do Good.
11:00 – While opioids may be the most damaging drugs in many parts of Canada, on the prairies the biggest issues are caused by crystal meth. The drug is cheap, dangerous, and growing in popularity – according to the Canadian Press seizures of the drug rose from 9,000 grams in 2013 to 33,000 grams in 2017. Rand Teed, drug and alcohol educator and consultant, joins John to discuss why we’re seeing so much meth use in Saskatchewan and what users can do to help themselves.
LIVE: Rand Teed, drug and alcohol educator and consultant.
12:00 – Author Michael Barclay will be in Saskatoon Oct. 30 at McNally Robinson Booksellers as part of his tour for “The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip.” More than one year after Downie’s death, the loss of the Canadian icon is still felt by many across the country, and his legacy lives on in many memorial projects. Barclay joins John to discuss the book and reflect on Downie’s life.
LIVE: Michael Barclay, author of “The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip.”