More to come on We scandal, How are food trucks fairing? & Will there be a pandemic baby boom?

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Published Jul 17, 2020, 4:29 PM

Chapter 1: The Prime Minister apologized for impropriety in awarding a massive youth summer jobs contract to the WE Charity that had paid speaking fees to members of his family, BUT this is far from over. 

Guest: Abigail Bimman, Global National Ottawa Correspondent

Chapter 2: Some economists started talking about a  “she-cession” as soon as the layoffs related to the pandemic began. Well a new report from the Royal Bank of Canada shows women’s participation in the labour force is at its lowest point since the 90’s.

Guest: Dawn Desjardins, RBC’s Deputy Chief Economist.

Chapter 3: How are food trucks doing?  It’s been 10 years since food trucks were approved to operate here...unfortunately, it’s been a grim anniversary. How are food trucks holding up through the pandemic? Our Niki Reitmayer takes a look.

Chapter 4: : B.C. has set a record for overdose deaths for the second consecutive month. 

Guest: Guy Felicella, peer clinical advisor with the BC Centre on Substance Use and Overdose Emergency Response Centre

Chapter 5: A lot of people were joking around about another baby boom this winter when we reached the ninth month mark since the beginning of lockdown, but a researcher at UBC says people are actually having sex LESS since the pandemic hit. 

Guest:  Lori Brotto, Executive Director of the Women's Health Research Institute and Canada Research Chair in Women's Sexual Health at UBC.

Chapter 6: The ban on evictions for renters will end in September, and deferred payments are due by next summer.

Guest: David Hutniak, Landlord BC CEO.

Chapter 7: New rules around landlords and tenants related to COVID-19 were released yesterday by the provincial government.

Guest: Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

Chapter 8: More B.C. flights with COVID-19 cases identified by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control

Guest: Claire Newell, president of Travel Best Bets.

Chapter 9: Gardening!

Guest: Carson Arthur, Outdoor design and lifestyle expert

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