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PODCAST: The Rob Snow Show for May 9, 2022

Monday. Day 6 of the Ontario election campaign.
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Hour 1:

Houses cost a million dollars. Gas is two bucks a litre. Now that the election is on, all the politicians are trying to convince us they have the answers. 

12:33 - "The walkout is going to affect a lot of construction sites, commercial and institution sites like the Ottawa Library...anywhere you see a tower crane."

Tens of thousands of carpenters and crane operators have gone on strike across Ontario, Rob speaks with the head of the local construction association to get a sense of what will be impacted by the work stoppage.

22:15 - "It is the worst refugee crisis in Europe since the second world war."

International affairs columnist Geoffrey Johnston joins Rob with an update on the humanitarian fallout from the war in Ukraine.

34:51 - They know that gas prices are probably beyond any one government to solve, but housing prices it's just so out of control...I'm not hearing any powerful messages.

Barry McLoughlin is here with his analysis of the first week of campaigning in Ontario.

Listen to Hour 1 of The Rob Snow Show:

Hour 2:

It's the Talk Back Hour! What do you think your politicians can do about the cost of living? Rob takes your calls.

Listen to Hour 2 of The Rob Snow Show:

Hour 3:

0:00 - "I don't think Ontario is fully clued in yet, so if there is an advantage with a lack of engagement it probably is with the incumbent, the Premier."

It's time for a new weekly election feature: Ontario Decides. Rob is joined by political strategists Tim Powers and Cam Holmstrom to break down the first week of campaigning in Ontario.

20:24 - "A lot of the call really was actually pretty buoyant...Tobi Lutke the CEO didn't really express any concern."

Dave Sali is here from the Ottawa Business Journal with an update on Shopify's continued slide on the stock market, the company's stock is down 70% so far this year.

Listen to Hour 3 of The Rob Snow Show:

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