Thursday. Health care is back in focus today after minister Sylvia Jones suggested to reporters the Ford government may be open to more private delivery of care in Ontario.
10:11 - "There's no value in freezing taxes for one year, you're just taking whatever you had to make over your four year term and pushing them into three years instead of four."
Columnist Randall Denley joins the show for a discussion on municipal affairs, specifically mayoral candidate Bob Chiarelli's pitch for a tax freeze in 2023.
15:53 - "She's been health minister for not even seven weeks now, and it takes about six months to get up to speed on your portfolio."
It's time for Ontario Politics This Week! Strategists Lindsay Maskell and Neil Brodie join Rob to break down the news out of the first few days of the summer sitting at Queens Park.
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It's the Talk Back Hour. Do you agree with the idea of more private delivery of health care in Ontario? Rob takes your calls.
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0:00 - "We promised Ontarians that a reelected government under the leadership of Premier Ford was going to have a housing bill at least once every year and we need to give those mayors in our two biggest cities the powers to put a plan in place to help us meet those provincial priorities."
Rob speaks to Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Steve Clark, about why the Ford government is bringing in 'strong mayor' powers in Ottawa and Toronto.
11:48 - "After the demolition is complete the existing foundation where the existing bridge is sitting on will be re-used...it's basically levelled and its ready to receive the new bridges."
Tonight the 417 will close for the weekend for a bridge replacement over Booth Street, Rob is joined by MTO engineer Frank Vanderlaan with some details on how the project will be completed in 3 days.
21:13 - "Nancy Pelosi has updated her comment on this, saying we cannot allow this kind of behaviour to become normalized. This cannot be accepted by the world that China can step up this type of coercion of its neighbour and take it as a new normal."
It's time for The World with Elliot Tepper. This week, Rob and the professor discuss the latest tensions between the U.S., China and Taiwan as well as the latest news out of Ukraine.
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