Thursday. It's Budget Day. Based on the news leaked to the media already, there may not be much substance in the document Chrystia Freeland will table at 4pm today.
11:58 - "If there's a wave that doesn't send a lot of people to hospital, that's just the nature of the world we live in right now."
Postmedia columnist Randall Denley is back after his winter hiatus with his thoughts on how public attitude towards COVID-19 is increasingly politicized in Canada while in the U.S. people have more or less moved on.
22:13 - "Let me ask you this, Andrew: Have you ever hugged a budget document?" "No."
It's time for Ontario Politics This Week! Rob is joined by strategists Andrew Brander and Lindsay Maskell to discuss the top stories out of Queens Park this week.
Listen to Hour 1 of The Rob Snow Show:
It's the Talk Back Hour! Rob takes your calls. COVID questionnaire round two: Have you had COVID recently? How many people in your circle have gotten it?
Listen to Hour 2 of The Rob Snow Show:
0:00 - "We're so proud of our universal system that we don't want to hear that it's broken...we can't look to other universal systems that are working much better."
Robyn Doolittle from the Globe and Mail joins Rob to discuss her recent in-depth report on hospital system capacity in Canada, and why it's unlikely that the issues in our healthcare system will be fixed post-pandemic without unprecedented reform.
12:43 - "He said repeatedly that doctors who worked on him said amputation of his leg was indeed on the table 14 months go, and now he's back playing the biggest golf course in the world."
Canadian Press golf writer Adam Stanley joins Rob for our Masters weekend preview.
20:44 - "We are faced with an unspeakable horror that we said would never happen again, and it's happening in front of us right now."
Professor Elliot Tepper is here for our weekly deep dive into the world of geopolitics and international affairs, this week focusing on the latest developments in the war in Ukraine.
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