Wednesday. The Ontario election campaign is officially underway.
12:08 - "Diesel before COVID i was paying cents a litre, now I'm paying a dollar-eighty five, so that's more than one hundred per cent up...the price of fertilizer last year I paid an average of $700 a ton, this year I had to pay $1,400 a ton average and I had to pay for it up front."
Rob speaks with local farmer Peter Ruiter about how inflation and the war in Ukraine is impacting the local agriculture industry.
23:50 - "Doug Ford is much more a pragmatist and populist than he is an ideological conservative, so a lot of that traditional line of criticism was quickly dispelled when it was levelled against Ford."
This is the place to score your Political Fix! This week's panel features strategists Kate Harrison and Geoff Turner.
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It's the Talk Back Hour! As the Ontario election campaign begins, which way are you leaning? Rob takes your calls.
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0:00 - "There's also a worldwide paper shortage, which I was not aware of. It was bad last year, but I guess it's also in crisis mode, they have an inability to get enough newsprint for these places."
Bruce McIntyre is here from the Eganville Leader for this week's Valley Views.
13:38 - "This is an absolutely critical election, we believe that we need to invest in publicly funded education. What we have seen over the last four years with this current government is that they have not prioritized publicly funded education."
Rob speaks with Martha Hradowy, Vice President with the OSSTF, to talk about the education file ahead of the Ontario election.
19:58 - "We desperately need Bill 124 to end, and there is still a year to go. We need it to end now so we can retain people in the workplaces."
RNAO CEO Doris Grinspun joins the show to discuss what priorities that union has for the next Ontario government in terms of funding healthcare and staffing hospitals.
34:09 - "The Conservatives are pretty far ahead just about everywhere outside the GTA, including the 905."
Darrell Bricker from Ipsos joins Rob for a look at the latest polling data on the Ontario election.
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