Ontario couple starts up space rocket business, Inflation rises and worries Canadians, Calls for a gas tax holiday, Getting Indigenous history right, Preventing healthcare collapse, another Interference scandal, U.S. Bipartisan senate, and the Republican party's chance for change

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Published Jun 22, 2022, 10:15 PM

The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson:

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to cut gas taxes following President Joe Biden’s push to lower gas taxes in the United States. The vast majority of Canadian households, especially those with kids, are worried about feeding their families amid decades-high inflation, according to a new survey. When it comes to launching satellites into orbit, about a dozen countries have their own homegrown launch vehicles that can get them into space. Canada is not among them. U.S. Senate bargainers reached agreement Tuesday on a bipartisan gun violence bill, potentially teeing up final passage by week's end on an incremental but landmark package that would stand as Congress’ response to mass shootings in Texas and New York that shook the nation. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his NIPD speech yesterday, said something to the effect that Canada's settler population was being taught in the public school system to hate Indigenous people and their cultures (in a similar vein to how the residential school system taught Indigenous children to hate themselves and their cultures.) Are the Jan 6 prime time hearings finally the thing that will give Republican moderates a chance to steer the party away from the extremes it has engaged with for years? The annual inflation rate skyrocketed to its highest level in nearly 40 years in May, fueled by soaring gas prices, Statistics Canada said Wednesday. A majority of Canadians are not pleased with how their provincial governments are handling health care, according to a new survey from the Angus Reid Institute. RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki and the former public safety minister are pushing back on suggestions they interfered in the investigation into the mass shooting in Nova Scotia in order to push gun control measures...

Guests:

Franco Terrazzano, Federal Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation

Gregory Jack, vice president, public affairs (Canada), Ipsos Public Affairs.

Sohrab Haghighat & Saharnaz Safari, Husband & Wife duo who are founders of SpaceRyde

Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News.

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.)

Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University.

Eric Kam, Professor of macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, International Monetary Economics, Implications of Monetary Growth, with Toronto Metropolitan University.

Dr. Shawn Whatley is a practicing physician, the author of When Politics Comes Before Patients — Why and How Canadian Medicare is Failing, and a senior fellow with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.

Michael Taube is a columnist for Troy Media and Loonie Politics, contributor to the National Post and Washington Times, and was a speechwriter to former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Host - Scott Thompson
Content Producer – William Erskine
Technical Producer - Tom McKay

Podcast Producer – Ben Straughan
News Anchors – Diana Weeks, David Woodard
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