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John Gormley Live

Host : John Gormley
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Show Notes


October 23rd, 2014


8:30 a.m.- One soldier is dead, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, as well as one gunman (allegedly Michael Zehaf-Bibeau) after shootings on Parliament Hill in Ottawa yesterday. National Post reporter John Ivision was about to give a speech when he heard there was a shooting at the War Memorial. He immediately ran to the scene. He says our country will never be the same. John Ivision, National Post reporter

9:00 a.m.-12:30p.m.: ATTACK ON PARLIAMENT HILL. Multiple shootings took place in Ottawa yesterday. Terrorism has reached a new level in Canada. What are your thoughts? How can we defeat terrorism?

9:15a.m.- Cormac MacSweeney was in the building when a shooter entered the Centre Block of Parliament yesterday.  Cormac MacSweeney, Parliament Hill Bureau Chief for CityNews, 680News Toronto, 1310News Ottawa, 660News Calgary, News1130 Vancouver, News95.7 Halifax & 570News Kitchener.

Colonel J. Paul de B Taillon of the MacKenzie Institute says this sort of attack is almost impossible to prevent. We talk to him about what sort of security measures should be put into place following the attack at Parliament yesterday. Colonel J Paul de B Taillon, MacKenzie Institute.

11:00 a.m.- Calgary mother Chris Boudreau knows all too well any Canadian can become a terrorist, even if they come from a good family. Boudreau’s son Damien Clairmont went overseas to fight with ISIS and was killed. She says maybe now people will listen to her message about the need to prevent radicalization here in Canada. Chris Boudreau, mother of Canadian terrorist Damien Clairmont.

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.