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ERIC DROZD SHOW – Thursday February 9th, 2017

 

10:00 AM TOPIC:  London terror

GUEST: Lorne Dawson, Professor, Sociology & Legal Studies Professor, Religious Studies

University of Waterloo

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the British-born man who went on a rampage at Parliament was once investigated for extremist links.   But she says the man, who she did not name in her address to Parliament today, was considered a peripheral figure.  May says people from 11 countries were rushed to hospital after the man mowed down pedestrians with an S-U-V yesterday, killing two on Westminster Bridge before breaching Parliament’s grounds and fatally stabbing a police officer. The attacker was shot dead by police. A candlelit vigil is planned in Trafalgar Square this evening.

http://www.570news.com/2017/03/22/minister-says-man-shot-police-uk-parliament/

10:30 AM TOPIC: Budget Reaction

GUEST: Cormac MacSweeney, Parliament Hill Reporter, 570 News

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has delivered a budget that aims to get Canadians ready for a changing world.  While his document includes immediate tax hikes on alcohol and tobacco, his broader focus was on innovation and skills.  The deficit will remain nearly three times the 10-billion-dollar limit the Liberals promised in their campaign platform, with no time frame for bringing it to balance.   Smokers and drinkers will be paying more for their products as a result of today’s federal budget, with higher taxes on both.  Also going up — employment insurance premiums, with an increase of five cents to one-dollar and 68-cents per every 100-dollars of insurable earnings.

11:00 AM TOPIC: UW suicides

GUEST : Aimee Morrison, Professor, UW

The brother of a University of Waterloo student who took his own life this week is lashing out at the school. In a statement posted to Reddit, filled with swear words, the 16-year old airs a long list of grievances about how his brother’s death was handled. There’s now an online petition urging the university to change its approach to mental health. The University of Waterloo has issued a statement in response. UW’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Feridun Hamdullahpur, extends condolences to the victim’s family. The statement includes:

“While the university has significantly increased its focus on student mental health services over the past few years, we know more can be done to increase the awareness and effectiveness of these services so that those who need help can get it.” The message concludes by encouraging all students to seek help. Meantime, University of Waterloo professor Aimee Morrison also posted a blog about the issue.

http://www.570news.com/2017/03/22/brother-uw-suicide-victim-lashes-university/

11:30 AM TOPIC: Tech Talk

GUEST: Daniel Bader

12:00 PM TOPIC: Shopping Carts

GUEST: John Gazzola, Councillor, city of Kitchener

Kitchener council is going ahead with a bylaw requiring stores to prevent their shopping carts from going astray. Coun. John Gazzola  dealt with calls about shopping carts that have ended up in ditches, or cluttering sidewalks and asked staff if there was anything that could be done.  Earlier  this week, council agreed with him, and directed city staff to draw up a bylaw to give the city some legislative teeth to deal with problem carts.

http://www.therecord.com/news-story/7202104-kitchener-moves-ahead-with-shopping-cart-bylaw/

12:30 AM TOPIC: Getting your BBQ ready

GUEST: Chef D

1:00 PM TOPIC: Throwback Thursday

GUEST: Arlene Dowell, Senior Talk Show Producer

Multiplex

Pay hike

FB pictures

1:30 PM TOPIC: Recap Morning Topic, UW Suicides

GUEST : Aimee Morrison, Professor, UW

The brother of a University of Waterloo student who took his own life this week is lashing out at the school. In a statement posted to Reddit, filled with swear words, the 16-year old airs a long list of grievances about how his brother’s death was handled. There’s now an online petition urging the university to change its approach to mental health. The University of Waterloo has issued a statement in response. UW’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Feridun Hamdullahpur, extends condolences to the victim’s family. The statement includes:

“While the university has significantly increased its focus on student mental health services over the past few years, we know more can be done to increase the awareness and effectiveness of these services so that those who need help can get it.” The message concludes by encouraging all students to seek help. Meantime, University of Waterloo professor Aimee Morrison also posted a blog about the issue.

http://www.570news.com/2017/03/22/brother-uw-suicide-victim-lashes-university/