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John Gormley Live

Host : John Gormley
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Show Notes


October 31st, 2014

8:30 a.m.– The federal government is making families with young kids richer by an average of $1140 a year by using tax-saving measures and income-splitting. Income splitting is where a high-income spouse transfers some of his or her income to a lower or zero-income partner, thereby reducing their combined tax bill. The government is also broadening its tax relief by enhancing the Universal Child Care Benefit and increasing the Child Care Expense Deduction. How much of a difference will this make to families? Rob Carrick, Globe and Mail personal finance columnist.

9:00 a.m.– The Week’s Hottest Shows: Ultimate Open Session.

10:00 a.m.- Is Halloween bigger than Christmas? Not yet, but estimates are showing consumer spending on Halloween is around $6.9 billion. David “Stormy” Williams, a professor in the Edwards School of Business explains what has become the culture of Halloween.

11:30 a.m.– Journalist Elinor Florence grew up on a Saskatchewan farm and has written a book about an idealistic young woman living on a farm with her family who joins the British Women’s Auxiliary Force as an aerial photographic interpreter after Canada declares war against Germany in World War II. Elinor Florence, journalist and author of Bird’s Eye View.

12:00 p.m.– Craig the Movie Geek brings the latest from the box office and on home video and his list of the best Halloween movies for you to watch tonight. Craig Silliphant, the Movie Geek and Editor of the Feedback

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.