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JOHN GORMLEY LIVE

November 20th, 2014

8:30 a.m.- A couple of weeks ago, news broke that two female NDP MPs had made allegations against two male Liberal MPs. Since then, not much has come of the allegations. Speaker of the House, Andrew Scheer, says there will be no misconduct investigation unless the two NDP MPs come forward and break their silence. Will anything come of this? Joanna Smith, Reporter with the Ottawa Bureau of the Toronto Star.

9:00 a.m.- Bug’s Day: The Hour of Rage

10:00 a.m.- Extended Bug’s Day: The Producer Chronicles. Producer Brynn was bugged by Murray Wood’s commentary about the beginning of whitetail deer hunting season. Murray says people who don’t like hunting should relax, as deer will get eaten by coyotes or hit on the highway anyway. Brynn found the message a little harsh. She doesn’t understand how people derive pleasure from killing. Is it warped to enjoy killing animals?

10:30 a.m.- Last year, Canada Post announced it would be ending door-to-door mail delivery service in most areas of the country. Some have opposed the decision, saying it is unfair to the elderly and infirm. Moose Jaw City Council is sending a letter to Canada Post opposing the end of the service. Councillor Don Mitchell says Canada Post isn’t in a financial crisis, so they should continue the service. Should door to door mail delivery continue? Don Mitchell, Moose Jaw city councilor.

11:00 a.m.- A group in Saskatoon which deals with support for those who have lost loved ones to suicide is having an event this weekend on International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, which is Saturday the 22nd. They’ll be screening “The Journey” a film about suicide loss. How do those left behind by suicide carry on? Jen Stolz and Pat Dubets, Suicide Grief Support Saskatoon.

11:30 a.m.- A new tool to raise funds is being used by a number of charities in Saskatchewan and across Canada. It’s called ChangeIt. ChangeIt works with financial institutions to allow their customers to donate the “change” from their cashless transactions to the charity of their choice. The hope is the tool will help increase the amount of money people donate to charities. Are we charitable enough in Saskatchewan? Mike Kitchen, CEO, ChangeIt.

12:00 p.m.- The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) is made up of Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C. and 5 U.S States. They are in the middle of their winter summit in Seattle, Washington. A plethora of issues are being discussed there, including resource development, trade with China, and global warming. Dave Ramsay, President of PNWER and Minister of Justice, Industry, Tourism and Investment for the Northwest Territories. 

About John Gormley Live

John Gormley Live has been a staple of News Talk Radio from its beginning. Each weekday morning between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., John Gormley Live is the place where Saskatchewan comes to talk.

John is a former Saskatchewan Member of Parliament and a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law. The insight he brings to the stories that Saskatchewan is talking about has made him one of this province’s most influential people, a recognition he received from Saskatchewan Business Magazine. 

But John’s not all business. Each week, his callers fill the phone lines to provide their Rider Prognostications and to try to become Saskatchewan’s Smartest Radio Listener. Others want to vent during Bugs Day or hear John’s Heroes and Zeroes. They also get their chance to set the agenda of the John Gormley Live during the Ultimate Open Lines.

In addition to his radio show, John writes a popular weekly column for the StarPhoenix in Saskatoon and the Leader Post in Regina. As a speaker at conventions, John entertains the crowds on topics ranging from politics to pop culture. Meanwhile, at the University of Saskatchewan, political science students have benefited from his lectures.

John recently added author to his list of credentials as an authority on Saskatchewan interests. John’s book Left Out: Saskatchewan’s NDP and the Relentless Pursuit of Mediocrity is not just about provincial politics, but an attitude John says took hold in Saskatchewan for far too long.

As a radio host, listeners have to come to expect that John Gormley will provoke opinions while getting to the bottom of the story.