8:30 – Statistics Canada’s request for banking information from 500,000 Canadians is drawing strong criticism since Global broke the story earlier this week. Professor Teresa Scassa, a law prof. at the University of Ottawa and Canada research chair in information law and policy, says Canada needs a comprehensive national digital strategy and address how outdated laws create issues when it comes to data ethics. She joins John live to discuss the request from StatsCan.
LIVE: Prof. Teresa Scassa, Canada research chair in information law and policy at the University of Ottawa.
9:00 – The Hour of the Big Stories… Open Session
10:00 – Nick Cornea, the founder of the Farmers Against Rural Crime non-profit, has long called for a federal inquiry into rural crime in western Canada. He says the federal Liberal party is dragging their feet on the six-month inquiry, and not taking the concerns of farmers seriously. Yesterday, he spoke before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Public Safety, which is undertaking a study on rural crime in Western Canada. Cornea joins John to discuss rural crime and what he covered in his address.
LIVE: Nick Cornea, farmer and founder of “Farmers Against Rural Crime” Facebook group.
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12:00 – From Timbits to totem poles, Canada’s national identity is often wrapped up in common symbols. History Professor Michael Dawson has collected 23 essays on the symbols which define our nation, and collected them in his new publication “Symbols of Canada.” He joins John now to discuss the book and the importance of symbols in Canada.
LIVE: Prof. Michael Dawson, author of “Symbols of Canada.”