Ford plans to expand strong mayor powers to other municipalities, What Would a Canadian recession look like & Lisa LaFlamme’s blindside sparks social media!

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Published Aug 16, 2022, 3:45 PM

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Premier Doug Ford is promising municipal leaders across the province that their powers “will be expanded” in line with the new strong-mayor authority for Toronto and Ottawa.

Speaking to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference in Ottawa, Ford touted his bill that is designed to expedite housing construction in the province’s two largest cities.

Will the act harm local democracy?  

GUEST: Alan Hale, Reporter for Queen’s Park Today

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With inflation on the rise and central banks poised to increase rates to fight it, there’s one major question Canadians are asking about the state of our economy: Will there be a recession, and what would it look like?

GUEST: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University

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One of the most recognizable journalists in Canada announced Monday that her contract had been ended by her employer of more than three decades.

Lisa LaFkamme, who has been chief anchor and senior editor at CTV National News, delivered her latest news not from behind the desk where she has long been a fixture, but in a video posted to social media.

Former and current CTV News employees who spoke to the Star expressed dismay at LaFlamme’s ouster, with some in particular describing a “culture of fear” in the newsroom driven by staff cuts and management they said has at times reacted negatively to being challenged.

GUEST: Jeffrey Dvorkin, Senior Fellow at Massey College, and author of “Trusting the News in a Digital Age”?

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