Canadian EVs could qualify for American tax credits! Troubles at Pearson continuing. Russia pulling out of the ISS. Pub harassed for photos of PM Trudeau’s visit. Snotty Nose Rez Kids join the show! A look at the Pope’s “Pilgrimage of Penance” to Canada.

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Published Jul 29, 2022, 10:43 PM

The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson:

Canadian electric vehicles could qualify for tax credits in the United States, after Senate negotiations over a massive spending bill resulted in the removal of language that would have favoured American automotive production over imports from Canada and Mexico. Pearson is becoming known as one of – if not THE – worst airport in the world. We usually look to space to take a break from all the political conflicts on Earth but every now and then, those troubles make it into orbit. We look at how trauma, triggers and PTSD work – even years after events – and how we respond to them, in light of the news that the Pope’s visit and apologies have coincided with a spike in those who seeking mental health support. If Adam Sandler comes to your restaurant, and you get a photo with him, everyone is happy for you… not quite the same when Justrin Trudeau or Doug Ford turn up, apparently…Some minor hockey associations are beginning to rebel against Hockey Canada, saying that they will no long make payments, for example. This weekend is the Festival of Friends in Gage Park – and on Saturday particularly, the festival will be a celebration of Indigenous arts, putting a spotlight on First Nations vendors, makers, and musicians. Capping off that day on the main stage will be breakout hip hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids!! As the Pope finishes up his “Pilgrimage of Penance” to Canada, we look back on the trip and what was accomplished, what was lacking, and what needs to happen next? Conservative MP Greg McLean argues in a new National Post piece that Canada and Germany are both displaying a lot of ignorance when it comes to energy. We find out more… It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast.


Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University.

Barry Choi, Personal Finance & Travel Expert.

Dr. Jesse Rogerson, Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Studies in Natural Science with York University.

Margaret McKinnon, professor of psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences, and the Homewood Research Chair in Mental Health and Trauma, McMaster University.

Elissa Freeman, PR and Pop Culture Expert.

Rick Zamperin, Host of Good Morning Hamilton & CHML Sports Director and Host of ‘The Fifth Quarter’

Darren Metz a.k.a Young D & Quinton Nyce a.k.a. Yung Trybez.

Ken Coates, Professor, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan.  (Has written extensively on Aboriginal history, Indigenous-newcomer relations and post-secondary education.)

Greg McLean, Conservative Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre and Shadow Minister for Natural Resources.

 Host – Scott Thompson
Content Producer – William Erskine
Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay
Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan
News Anchor – Diana Weeks
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