8:30 – The Ontario community of Oshawa is reeling from yesterday’s announcement that GM will close its manufacturing plant there in 2019, leaving thousands out of work. Auto columnist Lorraine Sommerfeld joins John to discuss the closure and what it means for the auto industry and economy.
LIVE: Lorraine Sommerfeld, Postmedia Auto Columnist.
9:00 – The Hour of the Big Stories… Open Session
10:00 – Author Bill Waiser’s 2005 book “Saskatchewan: A New History” is well-known throughout the province. More than 10,000 copies have been sold, and a copy was even presented to Queen Elizabeth during a ceremony in Saskatoon. Bill joins John to discuss the book and some of the most interesting stories from the province’s history.
LIVE: Dr. Bill Waiser, noted Saskatchewan historian and author, and columnist.
11:00 – While many conservatives are condemning the Trudeau government’s decision to offer $600 million in tax incentives to Canada’s struggling media industry, publisher Terry Jenson is celebrating the move. He says the print industry in small communities needs all the help it can get, and they won’t be influenced by the tax breaks. Jenson joins John now.
LIVE: Terry Jenson, President & Publisher of the Clark’s Crossing Gazette.