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PODCAST: The Rob Snow Show for March 2, 2022

The war in Ukraine has sent global oil prices soaring as the Bank of Canada raises interest rates for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
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Hour 1:

Wednesday. Crude oil hit $112 a barrel in pre-market trading this morning, the price at the pumps in Toronto is expected to average over $1.70 per litre tomorrow. It's all because of the war in Ukraine. 

11:00 - "It's time for a national inquiry, a public inquiry into this Phoenix system, to get to the bottom of it because people need to be held accountable"

The Phoenix Pay System is back in the news as we approach six years since the disastrous launch of the program that has now cost the federal government over $1 billion. Rob speaks with PSAC national president Chris Aylward.

21:35 - "They've been working very much in lock step with other governments around the world in coordinating our sanction regime."

This is the place to score your 'Political Fix'! This week's panel features strategists Garry Keller from Strategy Corp and Geoff Turner from Bluesky Strategy Group.

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Hour 2:

It's the Talk Back Hour. Rob takes your calls. What's on your list of worries right now?

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Hour 3:

0:00 - "Just take it easy, don't go totally off the rails celebrating because this variant it could just show up again in the blink of an eye"

Bruce McIntyre is here from the Eganville Leader with this week's 'Valley Views'.

16:07 - "Refugees in particular also have additional challenges. Unlike other immigrants, they may not have had time to prepare for a life elsewhere."

Rob speaks with John Murray, president of the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants, about some of the hurdles that may be faced trying to settle Ukrainian refugees in Canada.

22:00 - "Even if oil prices were to back off...I think what they're saying is that's not going to be enough."

BMO chief economist Doug Porter joins Rob with his analysis of today's interest rate hike from the Bank of Canada. 

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