3:00 p.m. The proposed purchase of Canadian-based Nexen by Chinese state-owned CNOOC could be just the first of many energy companies to change hands. As Dr. Jack Mintz, Director of the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy, suggests, China and other Asian countries may soon move into Canada's mining sector.
3:00 p.m. Prime Minister Stephen Harper says an independent environmental screening will determine whether the Northern Gateway pipeline goes ahead. BC's Christy Clark still says her province deserves its fair share, and Alberta's Alison Redford doesn't appear to be budging, while the PM himself says he's staying out of this ugly dispute. Edmonton Sun columnist Lorne Gunter joins Richard.
3:00 p.m. Many would suggest the underdog Canadian women's soccer team suffered an undeserving loss at the Olympics. In a semifinal matchup against the long-time rival Americans yesterday, Canada was sent to the bronze medal game in a 4-3 loss in extra time. Former Vancouver Whitecaps forward Amy Vermeulen of Saskatchewan gives her thoughts on the National team's loss.
3:00 p.m. With gas prices taking a sharp rise over the last month, some in the United States want to see more Canadian oil on the market. Senator John Hoeven says he would rather see Canadian oil come to the US instead of China. He joins Richard.
3:30 p.m. Home ownership is the biggest investment that Canadians will make in their lifetime and it can be a daunting task. Farhaneh Haque, who leads a team of TD Canada Trust Mobile Mortgage specialists, talks to Richard about the most common mistakes homebuyers make and how to avoid them.
3:00 p.m. Tensions over wealth-sharing between rich and poor provinces could ultimately "destroy" Canada's national unity. That's according to a new report by the Institute for Research on Public Policy. Dr. Ian Lee, Economics Professor at Carleton University, suggests the payments create resentment in high growth regions while causing stagnation in low growth regions.
3:00 p.m. And the brodcast rights to the 2014 and 2016 Winter and Summer Olympic Games go to... the CBC! The Crown corporation has won the rights to the Sochi and Rio de Janeiro games at a time when the network appears broke. Howard Bernstein, a former TV Producer for the CBC and a blogger at hlbtoo.wordpress.com, weighs in.
3:00 p.m. It's been two months since Jun Lin was allegedly killed by Luka Rocco Magnotta, but Lin's mother says she has already found "sympathy" for Magnotta. In 1999 in Taber, Alberta, Reverend Dale Lang forgave the student who killed his son in a Columbine-style shooting. Reverend Lang explains how he found forgiveness.
3:00 p.m. A 19-point cushion still wasn't enough for the Riders, blowing a commanding fourth quarter lead for the second straight week. News Talk Radio provincial sports director Wray Morrison talks about the late game collapse.
3:30 p.m. With the Riders surrendering their last two games in the dying minutes, should the Green & White use this upcoming bye week to rest or continue pushing hard? Coach and trainer Dan Smith with LifeSport Coaching suggests what he would do if he was running the show.
Fifty Shades of Grey may be the cause of a cultural turning point. Sexy sales have been shifting thanks to the erotic novel. Sarah with For Lovers Only details the change she has seen.
Sarah, For Lovers Only
There may be some disputes among Canada's Premiers, but there is one thing they all agree on -- their distaste for the federal government. Kelly McParland, a National Post columnist, gives his thoughts following the meeting of the Council of the Federation in Halifax.
Kelly McParland, National Post