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Show Notes


July 6th, 2015

8:30 a.m.- 114 wildfires continue to burn across Saskatchewan. Over the weekend, a mandatory evacuation was ordered for the town of La Ronge, the Lac La Ronge Indian Band and Air Ronge. Some evacuees are now in Cold Lake, Alberta. The evacuation affects more than 7900 people, which will more than double the current 5588 Saskatchewan evacuees. How has the evacuation gone?  Scott Boyes, Communications Oficer for the Local Area Plan, La Ronge, Lac La Ronge Indian Band and Air Ronge.

8:45 a.m.- The Canadian Red Cross has been leading the services for wildfire evacuees. How are the increased numbers being handled? Cindy Fuchs, Executive Director, Canadian Red Cross, Saskatchewan Division

9:00 a.m.- Hour of the Big Stories

The Monday Morning Rundown with Mike/Merle, Mike Couros, Insurance and benefits broker, and Lise Merle, Founder of Socialite Media.

9:45 a.m.- Premier Brad Wall says he has spoken to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and members of the Canadian Forces will be heading to the northern part of the province to help in the wildfire effort. What will be happening? Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence

10:35 a.m.- Last week, the Senate passed Bill C-377, which amends the Income Tax Act to require labour organizations and labour trusts to file financial statements and disclose assets, liabilities, income and expenditures. U of R Business Admin professor Sean Tucker says anto-union lobby groups demand transparency for unions but shun the practice themselves. Is Bill C-377 good or bad? Sean Tucker, Business Administration Professor with the University of Regina

11:35 a.m.- Saskatoon psychologist and former funeral home co-owner Sue Panattoni is now what is called a “funeral celebrant” and is hoping to help perform funerals for families who don’t have close ties with religion. She says these days, families increasingly want more unique, less religious funerals, sometimes in non-traditional locations such as golf courses, as she did with her own mother. Would you consider this type of funeral? Sue Panattoni, Certified Funeral Celebrant based out of Saskatoon

12:00 p.m.- Newstalk Radio reporter Kelly Malone is up in Cold Lake, Alberta where many evacuees from the La Ronge area have settled temporarily. Approximately 600 people arrived there Sunday, but up to 1100 are expected. Kelly Malone, Newstalk Radio Reporter.

About Gormley

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.