8:30 – Calgary residents went to the polls yesterday to vote in a non-binding plebiscite on whether the city should bid to host the 2026 Olympic Games. According to preliminary results, 56 percent of Calgarians voted against the bid. Danielle Smith, host of Afternoons on NewsTalk770 in Calgary and former Alberta politician, joins John to discuss the public vote and the potential bid.
Danielle Smith, talk radio personality and former Alberta politician.
9:00 – The Hour of the Big Stories… Open Session
10:00 – Cody Payant has worked as an organizer for Maxime Bernier’s newly-minted People’s Party of Canada, and how he’s hoping to secure the candidacy in the Saskatoon-University riding (a seat currently held by Conservative MP Brad Trost). Payant joins John to discuss the party’s organizing efforts in the province and what the next steps are as the 2019 federal election draws closer.
Cody Payant, PPC candidate hopeful.
11:00 – It’s time for Saskatchewan’s Smartest Radio Listener! Powered by Bathfitter.
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12:00 – Saskatchewan is aiming to fight the spread of HIV and other diseases among drug addicts by providing safe inhalation supplies including crack and meth pipes to users as a form of harm reduction. According to the Ministry of Health, the goal is to help users transition away from needles and makeshift pipes, which are both dangerous to users’ health. Dr. Peter Butt, an addictions specialist with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, joins John to discuss the harm-reduction measures and how effective they will really be.
Dr. Peter Butt, addictions specialist with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and professor at the U of S College of Medicine.