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English, Daily News, 1 season, 5236 episodes, 6 days, 6 hours, 54 minutes
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Bill Kelly has over 30 years of broadcast experience. He pushes beyond the headlines, and has a unique perspective on politics and daily stories making headlines.
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The world's most powerful democracies were built on the suffering of others

GUEST: Shaun Narine, Professor of International Relations and Political Science with St. Thomas University
8/21/202314 minutes, 24 seconds
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Over 65 and dismissed? What about severance?

What happens if you are over 65 and dismissed: what happens with severance? GUEST: Howard Levitt, senior partner of Levitt Sheikh, employment and labour lawyers with offices in Toronto and Hamilton; He practices employment law in eight provinces, and is the author of six books. 
8/14/20238 minutes, 16 seconds
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Edmonton travels to Hamilton this Thursday!

GUEST: Rick Zamperin, Host of Good Morning Hamilton and CHML Sports Director 
8/14/202311 minutes, 44 seconds
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Robbie Robertson, Canadian music legend, dead at 80

GUEST: Lou Molinaro, Instructor at Durham College and the Harris Institute for Music
8/14/20238 minutes, 49 seconds
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This Week in Canadian Politics: Housing Crisis, The Washington Report w/ Reggie Cecchini & It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·       Trudeau under fire for housing crisis response ·       Poilievre aims to rebuild a ‘broken’ Canada ·       Poilievre’s party embracing language of mainstream conspiracy theories ·       And more GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Professor at the Faculty of Management with Dalhousie University - Topics Include: ·        What’s behind calls for a Biden impeachment inquiry? ·        Georgia prosecutors have messages showing Trump’s team is behind voting breach ·        And more… GUEST: Reggire Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News - BILL’s FINAL COMMENTARY
8/14/202338 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: This Is Not Goodbye, It’s “Until Next Time”!

8/14/20232 minutes, 11 seconds
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AG's Damning report

GUEST: Sabrina Nanji, Publisher of the Queen’s Park Observer
8/9/202316 minutes
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Ottawa simplifies temporary foreign worker process

GUEST: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University
8/9/20238 minutes, 33 seconds
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Implications of today’s AG report into the Greenbelt, Media groups ask Competition Bureau to stop Meta’s news blocking & Ending Forced Labour in China – Canada has little to show for it!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Ahead of the auditor general’s report on the greenbelt today – what are some of the implications of her announcement? GUEST: Phil Pothen, Ontario Environment Program Manager with Environmental Defense - The Competition Bureau is already looking into Meta’s removal of Canadian news from Facebook and Instagram, a spokesperson said the same day a group of news publishers and broadcasters asked for an investigation into the company’s news blocking. GUEST: Kevin Desjardins, President of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters - Canada has little to show for its promises to combat forced labour in China, critics say. In 2021, members of Parliament were among the first in the West to officially condemn Beijing’s repression of Uyghur and other Muslim minorities from China’s Xinjiang province – abuses that include forced labour. GUEST: Dr. Robert Huish, Associate Professor with the Department of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University
8/9/202343 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Ford’s Greenbelt Decision, Under the Microscope!

8/9/20232 minutes, 7 seconds
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This Week in Canadian Politics: What will Poilievre’s Foreign Policy be? How do Canadians view the military & The Washington Report with Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Poilievre’s foreign policy ·        Some are livid with Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle ·        PM Trudeau’s new role as a single dad ·        And more… GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Professor at the Faculty of Management with Dalhousie University - More than half of Canadians (56 per cent) see the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) as “old and antiquated,” according to a recent Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News. GUEST: Darrell Bricker, CEO of IPSOS Polling - Topics Include: The decision regarding trump & the protective order the special counsel is seeking Trumps challengers are now stepping up and talking out against him (including DeSantis admitting Biden won) Polling shows trump is still on top And more… GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News 
8/8/202346 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Allies Want to Know Where Poilievre Stands on Key Issues!

8/8/20232 minutes, 18 seconds
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Tech Talk - August 4, 2023

TECH WITH ADAM OLDFIELD
8/4/202320 minutes, 30 seconds
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Doug Ford Bracing For Auditor General’s Report. Unemployment Rate Ticked Up Again. Half of Cdns Think “Speeding” Is A Big Problem On The Roads

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast with guest host Shiona Thompson: Doug Ford may not be too happy about a report that’s about to be released publicly; the auditor general’s report. It’s said to be a close look at the Greenbelt development plan. GUEST: Richard Brennan, Former Journalist with The Toronto Star covering both Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill. - The unemployment rate ticked up for a third month in a row. What’s that going to mean as far as the soft landing is concerned? How will it impact the coming Bank of Canada rate announcement? GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. - The CAA has a report saying about half of us think speeding is a big problem on our roads. Only half? GUEST: Michael Stewart, community relations consultant, Government and Community Relations for CAA SCO.
8/4/202333 minutes, 49 seconds
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Could metal security tags soon be hiding in our food? The world’s most powerful democracies were built on suffering & New tool to fight Insomnia!

The Bill Kelly Podcast w/ Shiona Thompson: Walmart confirmed in an email to the Star that it has included security tags on items like fresh beef since 2019 to discourage theft. Could more metal security tags soon be hiding in our food? From self-checkout cameras to receipt-checking and off-duty police, increased theft prevention practices can be upsetting for customers, experts say. . Before 2020, rates of shoplifting had been increasing for six years, with larger increases in 2018 and 2019. From 2010 to 2019, the rate of shoplifting incidents jumped 39 per cent. GUEST: Bruce Winder, Retail Analyst & Author - United States President Joe Biden has cast the conflict between the western world and its competitors as a clash between “democracies and autocracies”. This masks the American desire for power and the complex realities of creating democracy. Democracy is supposed to base a state’s legitimacy in its accountability to its people. It supports people’s freedoms and human rights. What these ideals mean in practice and how to achieve them are difficult questions. But it’s clear the U.S. is no longer a credible champion for, or exemplar of, democracy. In fact, it has a long history of overthrowing and undermining democracies abroad.   GUEST: Shaun Narine, Professor of International Relations and Political Science with St. Thomas University - There’s a theory backed by research that says our Western musical scale is tuned incorrectly. Middle A on a piano keyboard–and thus ever other standard middle A on every instrument–is standardized at 440 Hz. That’s wrong. Mathematical ratios related to tuning, something first discovered by Pythagoras, say that the “natural” frequency of middle A should be 432 Hz. That seems like a tiny difference–it’s almost an A-flat versus a contemporary natural A–but the effect on the human brain is apparently huge. GUEST: Alan Cross, Host, The Ongoing History of New Music, Canada’s longest running radio documentary
8/3/202334 minutes, 57 seconds
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Is This the Summer of Strikes? Studies into possible treatments for Long COVID & Will there be an influx of reality TV due to Hollywood strike?

The Bill Kelly Podcast w/ Shiona Thompson: While a new tentative deal many have been reached between the two sides involved in a labour dispute impacting thousands of B.C. port workers, experts say Canada may not have seen the last of strikes this year. From the B.C. port strike to the recent Greater Toronto Area Metro workers’ strike to the writers’ strike in the U.S., rising costs of living, high corporate profits and dissatisfaction among workers may all be contributing to collective action across sectors. GUEST: Dr. Simon Black, Associate Professor of Labour Studies with Brock University - The National Institutes of Health is beginning a handful of studies to test possible treatments for long COVID, an anxiously awaited step in U.S. efforts against the mysterious condition that afflicts millions. Monday’s announcement from the NIH’s US$1.15 billion RECOVER project comes amid frustration from patients who’ve struggled for months or even years with sometimes-disabling health problems — with no proven treatments and only a smattering of rigorous studies to test potential ones. GUEST: Dr. Dawn Bowdish, Professor in the Department of Medicine with McMaster University and the Executive Director of the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health - Will there be an influx of reality TV because of the writers/actors strike? GUEST: Bill Brioux, television critic and author
8/2/202339 minutes, 43 seconds
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Canadian fed bank regulator to impose a new cap on home equity lines of credit

GUEST: James Harrison, Broker with Mortgages.ca
8/1/20238 minutes, 1 second
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Feds drop a multi-million dollar investment for affordable housing in Hamilton

GUEST: Alex Piccini Manager of Government Relations for the Ontario Home Builders Association
8/1/202311 minutes, 58 seconds
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Latest from the Russia-Ukraine war!

GUEST: Aurel Braun, Professor of International Relations and a Senior Member of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto
8/1/20238 minutes, 31 seconds
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Canada rolling out Individual cigarette warnings, Details on Ontario’s back-to-basics bill & Canada eliminated from Women’s World Cup!

The Bill Kelly Podcast w/ Shiona Thompson: A fresh set of Health Canada regulations that require warning labels on individual cigarettes is set to come into effect Tuesday. The move, announced earlier this year, makes Canada the first country in the world to take that step in the ongoing effort to help smokers kick the habit and deter potential puffers from picking it up. GUEST: Dr. Robert Schwartz, Executive Director of the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit and Professor with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto - School boards will soon be expected to do a lot more sharing — from exactly what teachers are learning on professional development days, to the number of students attending classes at least 90 per cent of the time. As part of Bill 98, the Better Schools and Students Outcomes Act, which passed before the summer break — and amid tense negotiations that continue with all of the province’s teacher unions — the government is mandating that boards post details of educators’ PD activities to the ministry as well as parents, starting this fall. GUEST: Karen Littlewood, President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation - Canada leaves the FIFA Women's World Cup early and shell-shocked. And, in some cases, in tears. The Olympic champion Canadians were put to the sword Monday in a shocking, lopsided 4-0 loss to Australia. GUEST: Dr. Ann Pegoraro, Co-Director of The National Research Network for Gender Equity in Sport
8/1/202337 minutes, 55 seconds
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New cabinet committee called "the National Security Council"

GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa
8/1/202312 minutes, 40 seconds
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This Week In Canadian Politics: Canadians Want Change, What do the byelection losses mean for Doug Ford? & The Washington Report w/ Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: The next election, whenever it occurs, is shaping up to be a change moment. The incumbent government is almost eight years old, Justin Trudeau has been the Leader of the Liberals for more than a decade, and the sense of voter fatigue is palpable. People across income brackets are worried about their financial futures. Many feel that the country is not moving in the right direction – or, in other words, they are not convinced that the Liberals have the right economic plan, nor are they sure that the government cares enough about the affordability crisis. And while Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre remains a polarizing figure, his party is still polling well ahead of the other parties. GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Professor at the Faculty of Management with Dalhousie University - Insiders say Doug Ford threw himself into two losing byelection campaigns. Are those losses a sign of things to come? GUEST: Sabrina Nanji, Publisher of the Queen’s Park Observer - Topics Include: ·        Judge orders hearing on Trump’s motion ·        Trump calling Biden names ·        No silver lining in slavery ·        And more…. GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global 
7/31/202341 minutes, 34 seconds
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Tech Talk - July 28, 2023

GUEST: Adam Oldfield
7/28/202320 minutes, 6 seconds
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Elliot Tepper on The Bill Kelly Show w/ Shiona Thompson

GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
7/28/20239 minutes, 9 seconds
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Increased Auto Theft concerns in Ontario, Bad news for Doug Ford in the latest poll findings & This week in Music w/ Lou Mollinaro!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast w/ Shiona Thompson: The number of Ontarians concerned about auto theft has increased, according to CAA Insurance. The survey found 47 per cent of respondents are concerned about auto theft. Of that number, 57 per cent of individuals in the Toronto and Greater Toronto Area are concerned. ALSO: Police Investigate after 3 luxury vehicles stolen from dealership GUEST: Sgt. Kerry Schmidt, Manager of Media Relations with Ontario Provincial Police - Premier Doug Ford may be sailing along this summer, but storm clouds are forming for his Progressive Conservatives, a new Abacus Data poll suggests. GUEST: David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data - Topics Include: ·        Randy Meisner passes ·        Bill Wyman confirmed on Rolling Stones’ next album ·        Mick Jaggers 80th ·        And more… GUEST: Lou Molinaro, Instructor at Durham College and the Harris Institute for Music
7/28/202336 minutes, 49 seconds
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The “philosophy” of Artificial Intelligence, Should we teach kids about misinformation? & Price of transportation is down – so why hasn’t the cost of groceries?

The Bill Kelly Podcast: how much is AI's performance and learning influenced by its core developer? GUEST: Carmi Levy, Technology analyst & journalist - With the rampant spread of fake news and conspiracy theories, Canadian students would benefit from extra lessons in BS detection.   GUEST: Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law & Policy Professor, Faculty of Law and School of Public Health. Research Director, Health Law Institute, University of Alberta - Large global suppliers are driving costs higher for Loblaw Companies Ltd., the firm said as it released earnings for the second quarter that showed profits up despite lower gross margins. One of the company's largest vendors submitted price increases totalling 50 per cent, or a quarter-billion dollars, said Dufresne. He added that prices for meat, fruit and vegetables rose in the mid-single-digits while centre-of-store prices were up in the double-digits. GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University
7/27/202335 minutes, 47 seconds
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Canada is Falling Behind the Standard-of-Living Curve

GUEST: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University
7/27/202312 minutes, 14 seconds
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ER Closures: Ford’s Healthcare Failures, MPP wants the gov’t to do more for children with complex needs & What do we really know about UFO’s?

The Bill Kelly Podcast w/ Shiona Thompson: Over the past weekend alone, eight emergency rooms in Ontario were forced to temporarily close or reduce services because they don’t have the staff to run them. The closures have become so commonplace that this government had to issue a protocol for hospitals to follow when they are forced to close. It’s shameful and it’s inexcusable. The government shouldn’t need a protocol to patch the holes in a crumbling healthcare system. What our hospitals – and our healthcare workers – need is a government that sees the value in public healthcare. GUEST: Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Ontario Green Party and MPP for Guelph - NDP MPP Monique Taylor (Hamilton Mountain) met with parents to talk solutions that could help children who are aging (or have already aged) out of the pediatric care system. GUEST: Steffanie Bjorgan is Executive Director and Founder of Red Roof Retreat - In the coming weeks and months, the phrase “Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon”—the rebranding of the old, loaded term “UFO”—is going to enter the popular lexicon as Congress begins a series of unprecedented public hearings on the topic. GUEST: Chris Rutkowski, Ufologist and Science Writer
7/26/202335 minutes, 28 seconds
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Some would rather die than struggle with poverty, Calls for change in CBC business model & Twitters rebrand to ’X’ – will it work?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast w/ Shiona Thompson: “This is no way to live,” said Andrew Robbins, a Hamilton man who cannot make ends meet on disability payments, and would rather die. Hamilton Centre MPP Sarah Jama says she is getting more and more calls from people with disabilities living in poverty who are asking for medical assistance in dying. GUEST: Peter Graefe, Professor of Political Science with McMaster University - Regardless of where the dust settles on Canada’s tumultuous battle with Big Tech, the nation’s news industry won’t find stability until its playing field is levelled. That means ending the CBC’s ability to sell advertising in all of its forms and turning it into a pure play public broadcaster and online news organization. GUEST: Peter Menzies is a National Newspaper Award-winning journalist, Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, past editor-in-chief of the Calgary Herald and former vice-chair of the CRTC - Twitter has officially rebranded to "X" after owner Elon Musk changed its iconic bird logo Monday, marking the latest major shift since his takeover of the social media platform. The website Twitter.com remained live and branding on the app version of the platform did not appear to change as of early Monday. Twitter’s world-renowned bird logo was transformed into an X, however. GUEST: Joanne McNeish, Associate Professor of Marketing with Toronto Metropolitan University 
7/25/202339 minutes, 27 seconds
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Is AI after your job, How could Magic Mushrooms benefit those with mood disorders & Health Canada recommending a 7th booster for COVID – Why?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast w/ Shiona Thompson: How can workers protect themselves from losing their jobs to AI (Artificial Intelligence)? GUEST: Dr. Nita Chhinzer, Associate Professor of Leadership & Organizational Management with the University of Guelph - Magic Mushrooms have been touted as a benefit for those with mood disorders and some want them sold in shops like Cannabis. However, those with mood disorders are often already on Rx medications for things like anxiety, depression or sleep problems. Where are we on studies about the efficacy of Psilocybin? Are there any studies about interactions with Rx? GUEST: Mitchell Osak, CEO of Quanta Consulting Inc - Health Canada is recommending a 7th booster for Covid this fall. Where are we on the spread of the latest variant? What is the latest variant? Related topic: Australia is in its flu season now and it seems to be hitting children particularly hard..What about our flu season to come. GUEST: Dr. Dawn Bowdish, Tenured Professor of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University and Canada Research Chair in Aging & Immunity with the DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research
7/24/202334 minutes, 57 seconds
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Tech Talk - July 21, 2023

GUEST: Adam Oldfield
7/21/202319 minutes, 12 seconds
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Elliot Tepper on The Bill Kelly Show

7/21/202316 minutes, 31 seconds
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Weekly Political Round-up: Paul Bernardo transfer & more, Russian air attacks in Ukraine continue & Ontario sees steady wagering in Sports Betting!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Paul Bernardo transfer was ‘sound’ ·        Trudeau’s imminent cabinet shuffle ·        And more… GUEST: Richard Brennan, Former Journalist with The Toronto Star covering both Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill - Russia pounded Ukraine’s southern cities with drones and missiles for a third consecutive night Thursday, keeping Odesa in the Kremlin’s crosshairs after a bitter dispute over the end of a wartime deal that allowed Ukraine to send grain through the key Black Sea port. The strikes killed at least two people in Odesa. In Mykolaiv, a city close to the Black Sea, at least 19 people were injured, including a child, Ukrainian officials said. GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University - The sports-betting industry continues to thrive in Ontario but not nearly as well as online casinos in the province. On Wednesday, iGaming Ontario (iGO) released its report for the first full quarter of the 2023-24 fiscal year (April 1-June 30). It revealed a record total gaming revenue of $545 million, compared to $162 million over the same period last year. GUEST: Steve McAllister, Editor-in-Chief of Gaming News Canada
7/21/202341 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Time To Reject Conspiracy Theories!

7/21/20232 minutes, 12 seconds
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Trudeau expected to shuffle his cabinet, Pros & Cons of Pharmacists prescribing patients & The FIFA Women's World Cup is underway!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Justin Trudeau’s newly shuffled front bench is expected to hold its summer retreat on Aug. 21-23 in Charlottetown, P.E.I., according to several Liberal sources. GUEST: Muhammad Ali, Vice President with Crestview Strategies - Now that pharmacists can prescribe, what are some of the pros and cons? And can we tell if it’s helping with backlogs? GUEST: Matt Gurney, Columnist for TVO - Canada looked relaxed at training Wednesday ahead of its FIFA Women's World Cup opener against Nigeria, although several players appeared to be working at their own pace. Midfielder Jessie Fleming was mostly a spectator in the portion of the morning practice open to the media at a local soccer club. And forwards Deanne Rose and Nichelle Prince, who are both returning from Achilles injuries, worked out on their own under the direction of a trainer. GUEST: Joe Callaghan, Journalist for The Toronto Star, The Guardian, and The Irish Examiner
7/20/202341 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Grocery Chains Have Lost Credibility!

7/20/20232 minutes, 5 seconds
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Marijuana entrepreneurs shift focus to ‘micro’ licenses

GUEST: Mitchell Osak, CEO Quanta Consulting Inc
7/19/20237 minutes, 18 seconds
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Several G20 members condemn Russia quitting Black Sea grain deal

GUEST: Aurel Braun, Professor of International Relations and a Senior Member of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto
7/19/202316 minutes, 13 seconds
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Immigration Report: Need to welcome more newcomers, Ban on arms sales to Turkey imposed – why? & Roadmap to reform in Canada’s healthcare system!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: At a time when skeptics are questioning Canada's plan to ramp up immigration, a new report argues the country needs to welcome a lot more newcomers to counter-balance its aging demographic. A Desjardins report released Monday analyzes how much population growth among working-age Canadians is necessary to maintain the old-age dependency ratio, which refers to the ratio between 15 to 64-year-olds and those aged 65 and older. GUEST: Randall Bartlett Senior Director of Canadian Economics for Desjardins - The Canadian government says a ban on arms sales to Turkey was imposed “for important reasons” – and remains intact today – but refuses to divulge whether it’s in talks with Ankara about lifting it. GUEST: Steven Chase, Senior Parliamentary Reporter for the Globe and Mail - Discussions on healthcare in Canada typically revolve around spending and who pays. The people’s actual needs for healthcare and support get less attention and even less action. Yet far too many Canadians lack access to timely primary care and experience long wait times for services; planning is inadequate for the surging needs of the population of older seniors and, among other issues, the fundamental one of optimizing population health, or addressing mental health and addiction, have never received adequate attention. So what is the roadmap to reform in Canada’s healthcare system? GUEST: Don Drummond is a Stauffer-Dunning Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University
7/19/202340 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Bank Of Canada’s Double Standard!

7/19/20232 minutes, 10 seconds
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Copyright Reform Long Overdue? The Future of the RCMP? MPP Sarah Jama’s Controversial Backing. Minimum Wage Not Enough For Rent?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: We get into copyright law and why some much needed copyright reform is long overdue. GUEST: Hugh Stephens is the author of the forthcoming book entitled ‘In Defence of Copyright’, and an executive fellow at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. - Some discussions about the future of the RCMP going on in Ottawa these days given the scrutiny they’ve seen. GUEST: Phil Gurski, President of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting, former CSIS analyst. - We shed some light on MPP Sara Jama’s appearance at an anti-police, anti-Israel rally. GUEST: John Best, Publisher of The Bay Observer. - And Minimum wage workers across Canada can’t keep up with the price of rent. GUEST: David Macdonald, Senior Economist with The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
7/18/202356 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: The Future of the RCMP

7/18/20232 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mounties in crisis: Future of the RCMP

GUEST: Dr. Jason Walker is an Associate Professor and Senate Vice Chair at the University of Canada West
7/17/202311 minutes, 2 seconds
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Politicians Who Criticize China Become Targets, Can anyone beat Doug Ford? & The Weekly Washington Report with Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: As China increases its reach in diaspora communities, Chinese Canadian politicians in Vancouver are the focus of Chinese state interference in Canadian politics. GUEST: Charles Burton, Senior Fellow with the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute - Topics include: ·        Who can beat Doug Ford? ·        Ford says Hamilton need to build it’s “fair share” of homes on the Greenbelt ·        And more…. GUEST: Sabrina Nanji, Publisher of the Queen’s Park Observer - Topics Include: ·        The money race ·        Latest on RFK Jr, Trump, Biden & DeSantis ·        And more…. GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News
7/17/202343 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: City Councils Job….Make The Best of A Bad Situation!

7/17/20232 minutes, 14 seconds
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Tech Talk - July 14, 2023

GUEST: Adam Oldfield
7/14/202319 minutes
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Elliot Tepper on The Bill Kelly Show

GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
7/14/202315 minutes, 1 second
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Weekly Political Round-up: Greenbelt Investigation, The BoC is still pushing a 2% inflation – But why? & Signs of chaos in Russia’s military!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Ford says AG’S Greenbelt probe not within her scope ·        Trudeau says BoC rate hike is bad news ·        Ottawa could help with healthcare ·        And more…. GUEST: Richard Brennan, Former Journalist with The Toronto Star covering both Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill - The Bank of Canada is still pushing a two percent inflation rate – But why? And must so many suffer to get there? GUEST: Armine Yalnizyan, Economist and Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers - Mercenaries of the Wagner Group are completing the handover of their weapons to the Russian military, the Defence Ministry said Wednesday, a move that follows the private army's brief rebellion last month that challenged the Kremlin's authority. The disarming of Wagner reflects efforts by authorities to defuse the threat it posed and also appears to herald an end to the mercenary group's operations on the battlefield in Ukraine. GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
7/14/202343 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: The New And Cool Poilievre, Is Just The Same Old Poilievre!

7/14/20232 minutes
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Trudeau finally getting Canada’s act together on NATO front, Premiers urged Ottawa to follow through on bail reform & Will Canadians respond to Poilievre’s makeover?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: It’s great to see the PM getting the message — but Canada is still terribly late to the party. We won’t completely fulfil the Latvian commitment until 2026. This also means that Canada’s peacekeeping efforts in other parts of the world, such as Haiti, will be curtailed. After years of neglect, our military simply doesn’t have the troop strength to support in all the places where it is sorely needed. So why is Trudeau finally getting Canada’s act together on NATO?  GUEST: Tasha Kheiriddin, Principal at Navigator and Author of The Right Path - Public safety is top of mind for the country’s provincial and territorial leaders who say Canadians “cannot afford to wait” on bail reform and they themselves are “deeply disappointed” that legislation addressing their concerns has not yet passed. GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa - Pierre Poilievre took off his glasses slipped on a white t-shirt. Will Canadians respond to his makeover? GUEST: Joanne McNeish, Associate Professor of Marketing with Toronto Metropolitan University
7/13/202348 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Is The EV Evolution Stuck In Neutral?

7/13/20232 minutes, 2 seconds
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National Farmers Union, David Suzuki Foundation say no to Hwy 413

GUEST: Gideon Forman, Climate Change and Transportation Policy Analyst with The David Suzuki Foundation
7/12/20236 minutes, 11 seconds
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Showdowns persist with Canada & Big Tech, Assurances that Ukraine’s future is in NATO – but no timetable & Another rate hike from the Bank of Canada!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: A showdown is underway between America’s tech giants Facebook and Google and Canada because Ottawa is finally going to force them to pay for copyrighted content produced by Canadian media companies that they have stolen for decades. Bill C-18 is Ottawa’s version of what Australia pulled off in 2021, which has been very successful. The controversy has drawn out critics who have attacked the media’s right to have an opinion about its own self-interest and future. GUEST: Diane Francis, Editor at Large with the National Post - The United States, Britain and global allies prepared to unveil new security assurances for Ukraine at a NATO summit on Wednesday, designed to protect the country from future attacks while Kyiv strives towards membership of the alliance. The prospect of long-term protection from members of the world’s most powerful military bloc comes a day after President Volodymry Zelensky decried as “absurd” NATO’s refusal to offer an invite or timetable for Ukraine’s entry into the alliance. GUEST: Aurel Braun, Professor of International Relations and a Senior Member of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto - What does the latest Bank of Canada interest rate hike mean for struggling Canadians? GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University
7/12/202339 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Greenbelt Showdown!

7/12/20232 minutes, 13 seconds
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Is Ford’s energy roadmap taking us backwards? Ont. LTC homes w/ poor care are getting tax dollars & Councillors warning of massive increases for Hamilton taxpayers!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Ontario is working toward filling all of the province’s quickly growing electricity needs with emissions-free sources, including a plan to secure new renewable generation, but isn’t quite ready to commit to a moratorium on natural gas. Energy Minister Todd Smith announced Monday a strategy to prepare the grid for 2030 to 2050 — the Independent Electricity System Operator projects Ontario’s electricity demand could double by mid-century — and next steps involve looking for new wind, solar and hydroelectric power. GUEST: Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Ontario Green Party and MPP for Guelph - While the Ontario government says it's on track to hit it’s target of 30,000 new long-term care beds by 2028, a CBC News analysis of government records found several of the homes that plan to expand with taxpayer support are run by operators with repeated violations or poor outcomes through the pandemic. Minister of Long-Term Care Paul Calandra says he is confident that homes will be compliant with new accountability and oversight tools introduced in their legislation, the Fixing Long Term Care Act, which came into effect in April 2022. GUEST: Amit Arya, Lecturer, Division of Palliative Care, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto and an Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Palliative Care, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University - We’re still months away from the beginning of budget talks at city hall yet some councillors are already warning of massive increases looming for Hamilton taxpayers next year. How massive? GUEST: John Best, Publisher of The Bay Observer
7/11/202345 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Does City Council Really Understand The Stress On Hamilton Tax Payers?

7/11/20232 minutes, 25 seconds
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This Week in Canadian Politics: NATO Summit, June’s Job Market Numbers – What It means for the BoC & The Washington Report w/ Jennifer Johnson!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Ukraine looks at Trudeau to [play key role in NATO membership ·        NATO summit ·        Over half of Canadian want to replace Trudeau & Poilievre ·        And more! GUEST: Dr. Lorui Turnbull, Professor at the Faculty of Management with Dalhousie University  - Canada’s unemployment rate rose in June despite a substantial rebound in job gains, Statistics Canada said Friday, which economists say sends “mixed” signals to the Bank of Canada ahead of a hotly anticipated interest rate decision next week. GUEST: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University - Topics Include: ·        Western intel officials hunt for signs of Wagner and nuclear warheads in Belarus ahead of NATO ·        Third party presidential bid ·        And more! GUEST: Jennifer Johnson, Washington Correspondent for Global News
7/10/202341 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Canadians Not Pleased with Are Political Leadership!

7/10/20232 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tech Talk - July 7, 2023

GUEST: Adam Oldfield
7/7/202318 minutes, 37 seconds
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THE DESSERT is an audacious and rapid-fire celebration of the absurd.

Bruce McCulloch of The Kids in the Hall presents the next generation of Canadian sketch comedy with an all-out, boundary-pushing expedition to the edge of decency. Starring Isabella Campbell, Shane Cunningham (co-creator), and Jillian Smart, with music and theme by Executive Producer Max Kerman (Arkells). GUEST: Shane Cunningham, Co-Creator and Actor in ‘The Dessert
7/7/20237 minutes, 45 seconds
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Elliot Tepper on The Bill Kelly Show

GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
7/7/202315 minutes, 46 seconds
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Weekly Political Round-up, RCMP charge Ottawa man w/ terrorism offences & Ukraine, Russia accuse each other of planning attack on nuclear plant!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Foreign interference ·        Gov’t to suspend advertising on Meta platforms ·        Grocery Rebate ·        And more… GUEST: Richard Brennan, Former Journalist with The Toronto Star covering both Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill -  RCMP officers have arrested two people and charged one with three terrorism offences in a first-of-its-kind case. The Mounties charged Patrick Gordon Macdonald, a 26-year-old Ottawa man, with participating in the activity of a terrorist group, facilitating terrorist activity and commission of an offence for terrorist group (wilful promotion of hatred). What kind of precedent does it set? GUEST: Phil Gurski, President of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting, former CSIS analyst - Ukraine and Russia accused each other Wednesday of planning to attack one of the world's largest nuclear power plants, but neither side provided evidence to support their claims of an imminent threat to the facility in southeastern Ukraine that is occupied by Russian troops. ALSO: Xi Jinping personally warned Putin not to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
7/7/202343 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Where Are The Charging Stations?

7/7/20232 minutes, 1 second
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Ont. eyeing Nuclear Plant as Electricity Demand Grows, Stellants & LG reach a new deal & India among the top sources of Foreign Interference in Canada!

The Bill Kelly Podcast: Ontario plans a massive expansion of the Bruce Power nuclear plant on Lake Huron, almost doubling its capacity by adding up to 4,800 megawatts of electricity production — enough to power almost five million homes. It would be the first major new construction of nuclear reactors in more than three decades and is rekindling debate over emission-free atomic power and its radioactive waste versus renewables like solar and wind power as the world decarbonizes in the fight against climate change. GUEST: Dr. Chris Keefer, President of Canadians for Nuclear Energy - Stellantis and LG Energy Solution have reached a new deal with the federal and Ontario governments for as much as $15-billion in subsidies for their electric-vehicle battery factory in Windsor, bringing an end to a months-long saga in which the companies halted construction on the project while they pushed for greater financial backing. The agreement was announced by Stellantis late Wednesday afternoon through a press release. It was subsequently confirmed by Ottawa in a statement issued by Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. Construction of the plant will resume immediately, according to Stellantis. GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University - A report about a conference in Toronto on Sikh terrorism was posted in May on the website of a now defunct Canadian-based think tank. The problem? There’s no evidence the Star could find that the conference took place or that the listed speakers even exist. But multiple Indian news outlets picked up the report, treating it as news. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national security adviser said in June that India is among the top sources of foreign interference in Canada, but experts say authorities have let India’s activities fly “under the radar” and that it’s time they paid closer attention to disinformation linked to Indian sources. Canada is home to the world’s largest Sikh diaspora. GUEST: Dr. Robert Huish, Associate Professor with the Department of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University
7/6/202345 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Ford’s Energy Epiphany!

7/6/20232 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ontario caps 2024 rent increases at 2.5 per cent

GUEST: Kayla Andrade, Founder of Ontario Landlords Watch
7/5/20237 minutes, 39 seconds
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Tackling Ontario’s Housing Affordability Crisis Through Innovative Solutions and Partnerships

GUEST: Sara Beyer, Senior policy analyst with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
7/5/202312 minutes, 7 seconds
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Trudeau’s pitchman is outplaying America, Why don’t we consider America’s far right as foreign interference? & Backlash from Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Canadian Artists of All Time!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: In a volatile world, François-Philippe Champagne is making the case for boring — selling Canada, one deal at a time. GUEST:  Muhammad Ali, Vice President with Crestview Strategies - Canada is almost certainly headed toward some kind of inquiry into foreign interference in its democracy. But if its focus is solely on China or Russia and other state actors, it won’t be tackling the potentially far more troubling forces that proved so disruptive to Canada during last year’s convoy protest. Is the country ready to take that dark dive into foreign interference — the non-China variety? GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa - To honor Canada Day, we discuss the Rolling Stone’s definitive rundown of the greatest Canadian artists in the history of pop music. Is every single significant Canadian musician on here? Nope, and people aren’t happy about it. GUEST: Lou Molinaro, Instructor at Durham College and the Harris Institute for Music
7/5/202349 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Looks Like Beer in Corner Stores is Coming to Ontario Soon!

7/5/20232 minutes, 18 seconds
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This Week in Canadian Politics: Federal Vote Poll, Does BoC really need to push inflation rates higher? & The Washington Report w/ Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Conservatives edge ahead of Liberals in voter support ·        Trudeau boxed in from calling early election ·        Harassment complaints in House of commons ·        And more… GUEST: Dr. Lori Turbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - Canada’s inflation rate is one of the lowest among G7 countries, after a considerable drop in May — just in time, some fear, for another rate hike by the Bank of Canada in July. Which begs the question: if inflation is falling, does bank governor Tiff Macklem really need to push rates higher? GUEST: Armine Yalnizyan, Economist and Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers - Topics Include: ·        Prosecutors prepared to hit Trump ·        Biden to visit Europe ·        July 4th ·        And more…. GUEST Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News 
7/4/202348 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Is Road Pricing Coming To Ontario?

7/4/20232 minutes, 13 seconds
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Tech Talk - June 30, 2023

GUEST: Adam Oldfield
6/30/202318 minutes, 45 seconds
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What’s Going On In Parliament? Hate Crime On The Rise? A Look In Toronto Sports. Is There A Better Way To Measure Bad Air.

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: We get a rundown of what’s going on (or not going on) in Parliament. GUEST: Richard Brennan, Former Journalist with The Toronto Star covering both Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill. - Hate crime is on the rise, and according to Michael Kempa, intimidation on campuses like the incident we saw at the University of Waterloo yesterday are more common. GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa - A look into Toronto sports with our good friend Jordan Armenise. GUEST: Jordan Armenise, Producer for the Bill Kelly Show, former Sports Reporter - And with smokey conditions being on the forecast, we need to find a better way to measure the smoke in the air. Canada DOES have one… just that Ontario’s not using it. GUEST: Kent Moore, Vice-Principal of Research and a Professor of Atmospheric Physics with the University of Toronto.
6/30/202354 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: 81% of Cdns ARE Proud To Be Cdn... Surprisingly Lower Than You'd Hope

6/30/20232 minutes, 17 seconds
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Who Has the Premiere’s Ear? PM Will Launch Inquiry After A Buy In. Cannabis Stores Not Allowed To Display Product In Windows. Cdn Homeowners Struggling.

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: We’ve had a lot of discussion here in Ontario for a while on a variety of issues. The question that rises is “Who has the Premiere’s Ear?”. The answer is lobbyists. GUEST: Isaac Callan, Journalist for Global News. - In Federal politics, the Prime Minister said yesterday that there WILL be an inquiry into foreign interference… but only after there’s a buy-in from all opposition leaders. GUEST: Wayne Petrozzi, Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Toronto Metropolitan University. - An interesting idea for cannabis stores! Well, I say “Interesting”, it’s what most business do anyways, it’s let them advertise their products in the front window. GUEST: Mitchell Osak, CEO Quanta Consulting Inc. - Cdn homeowners are struggling these days with rocketing interest rates. GUEST: Brian Hogben, Broker for Mission35 Mortgages and author of “How to Get Mortgage Free Really F*$%ing Fast!: The Book on How to Pay Off Your Mortgage in Canada with 10 Simple Steps”
6/29/202342 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Encampment Is NOT Simply A Municipal Issue

6/29/20232 minutes, 6 seconds
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Last Night’s Hamilton Town Hall Meeting on Encampments. Solution to High Food Prices at The Grocery Store? Homeowners Struggling High Building Costs. New Ontario Program to Recruit More Truckers.

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: There’ve been lots of meetings recently in Hamilton Town Hall about the encampment situation. Lots of concerns voiced, lots of solutions thrown around, but what was accomplished? We get a recap of last night’s passionate meeting for you. GUEST: John Best, Publisher of The Bay Observer. - Food prices as high as they are, it’s more expensive than ever for a simple grocery trip. There may be a solution according to a new government report. GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. - Food prices are up, but so are building costs… and homeowners are struggling as a result. GUEST: Richard Lyall, President of the Residential Construction Council of Ontario. - And the Ontario government has launched a new program to recruit more truckers. It’s purpose? To get more women into the industry. GUEST: Jonathan Blackham, Director, Policy & Public Affairs for the Canadian Trucking Alliance.
6/28/202357 minutes, 16 seconds
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Inflation Dropped 3.4% in May. What does that mean?

GUEST: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University.
6/28/202315 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: When In Crisis Mode, We Tend To Vote For Who Tells Us What We Want To Hear

6/28/20232 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dr. Aurel Braun on Yevgeny Prigozhin & Wagner Group's revolt against Russia & it's following aftermath

Guest: Dr. Aurel Braun, Professor of International Relations and a Senior Member of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto
6/27/202315 minutes, 37 seconds
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Where is Putin's regime following the Wagner Group revolt?

One of the most effective fighting units Russia fielded in Ukraine saw their leader march on Moscow. Where does this leave Russia and what kind state does it leave the Putin regime going forward? Guest: Dr. Aurel Braun, Professor of International Relations and a Senior Member of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto - Despite successful men’s and women’s teams, Soccer Canada is staring down the barrel of financial turmoil. Guest: Dr. Ann Pegoraro, Co-Director of The National Research Network for Gender Equity in Sport, University of Guelph - It would appear that months before changes to Ontario’s Greenbelt were announced, Doug Ford already knew what he wanted to do with it. Guest: Emma McIntosh, Reporter for The Narwhal
6/27/202342 minutes, 39 seconds
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More nurses are working in Ontario but we're also seeing an increase in those leaving

GUEST: Dr. Doris Grinspun, CEO of the Registered Nurse Association of Ontario
6/27/20239 minutes, 9 seconds
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Russia’s Wagner Group Coup, and What It Means for Putin and the War In Ukraine. The Toronto Mayoral Election Is Approaching. How Can The TiCats Get Their First 2023 Win?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: What happened in Russia this past weekend? It seems as if the Wagner Group, the mercenary group, were marching on Moscow. Did anybody see this coming? GUEST: Robert Huebert, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary and a senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. - What happened in Russia this past weekend? It seems as if the Wagner Group, the mercenary group, were marching on Moscow. Did anybody see this coming? We get word on the ground in Ukraine. GUEST: Matthew Best, Freelance Journalist for the The Globe & Mail, and Ottawa Citizen. - The upcoming Toronto Mayoral election is approaching. GUEST: Sabrina Nanji, Publisher of the Queen’s Park Observer. - TiCats are still looking for a win in 2023. What’s happening? And what do they need to do to claim their first victory for the season? GUEST: John Salavantis, Analyst with the Ticats Audio Network and former coach with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
6/26/202350 minutes, 14 seconds
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What The Wagner Group Coup Means for Putin

GUEST: Robert Huebert, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary and a senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.
6/26/202319 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Our Diplomats Are HERE.... Not Overseas

6/26/20232 minutes, 8 seconds
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Tech Talk - June 23, 2023

GUEST: Adam Oldfield
6/23/202318 minutes, 38 seconds
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Report Showing the Black Community Overrepresented in Police Use-Of-Force Incidents. Cdns Are Losing Their Appetite For News? TiCats Talk with Rick Zamperin.

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: The Police services board had their meeting on the troubling report that shows the Black community overrepresented in police use-of-force incidents. GUEST: Frank Bergen, Hamilton Police Chief. - An op-ed from Colette Brin: “Canadians are losing their appetite for news – and trusting it less” GUEST: Colette Brin, Director of the Center for Media Studies at Laval University. - Let’s talk Ticats with Rick Zamperin before tonight’s game against Montreal. GUEST: Rick Zamperin, Host of Good Morning Hamilton and CHML Sports Director.
6/23/202337 minutes, 31 seconds
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WealthRocket Survey: 59% of Canadians Willing to Use a Central Bank Digital Currency

GUEST: Lisa Coxon, Managing Editor of Wealth Rocket
6/23/20239 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Bill C-22 Passed; The Good & The Bad

6/23/20232 minutes, 9 seconds
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Opposition MPs Calling For Federal Access to Information Systems. The Aftereffects of the Cdn Wildfires. Is Poilievre’s Divisive Approach Turning Voters Away?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: A United Group of opposition MPs are calling for an overhaul of federal access to information systems. GUEST: Kevin Walby is an Associate Professor and former Chancellor's Research Chair in the Department of Criminal Justice at University of Winnipeg. - We get into the lingering aftereffects of the Cdn wildfires and whether we’ll finally wake up and do something about climate change. GUEST: Andrew Enns, Executive Vice-President of Central Canada for Leger. - And the numbers after the byelection results, the Conservatives might start asking themselves if Poilievre’s approach is turning away voters. GUEST: Susan Delacourt, National Columnist with The Toronto Star.
6/22/202348 minutes, 32 seconds
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Bill C-22 Passes Through Parliament

GUEST: David Lepofsky, Chair of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance
6/22/202310 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Conservatives Concerned Over Byelection Results

6/22/20232 minutes, 13 seconds
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The battle of Bill 124 between OPSEU & the Ford government

GUEST:  JP Hornick, President of OPSEU/SEFPO
6/21/20239 minutes, 34 seconds
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Government spending's impact on inflation

GUEST: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University
6/21/202315 minutes, 41 seconds
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How energy deals are improving relations between Indigenous peoples and corporate Canada, Government spending's impact on inflation & How will Justin Trudeau be remembered?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: On National Indigenous Peoples Day, we talk about how the relationship has changed, and improved, between corporate Canada and her Indigenous communities? Guest: Heather Exner-Pirot, Senior Policy Analyst, Macdonald-Laurier Institute - Is government spending a major contributor to inflation? Guest: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer, Concordia University - How will Justin Trudeau be remembered? Brian Mulroney thinks it'll be his "leadership" that stands out rather than "the trash and the rumours". Guest: Muhammad Ali, Senior Consultant, Crestview Strategies
6/21/202339 minutes, 42 seconds
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How a lack of action will lead to further deterioration of housing's affordability, Hamilton's Sports Hall of Fame has a new home & Why are we trading with China if their government is so bad?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Without support and action, the affordability of housing will deteriorate even further than it already has. Guest: Bob Dugan, Chief Economist for the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation - Hamilton's Sports Hall of Fame now has a home in the Eva Rothwell Centre! Guest: Ron Foxcroft, CEO of Fluke Transport and Founder of Fox40 International - For a country that's being investigated for foreign interference, China is seeing a pretty decent amount of trade with Canada that seems to be on an upswing. Guest: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University
6/20/202335 minutes, 42 seconds
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Trudeau’s Government In Trouble? Potential Ramifications of the Bell Media Layoffs. Expanding “Strong Mayor” Powers In Hamilton?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Trudeau’s government seems to be in trouble as we come into the Federal Byelections. GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University. - The Bell Media mass layoffs is going to have major ramifications both in the short term… as well as the long term. GUEST: John Best, Publisher of The Bay Observer and former News Director for CHCH. - And Ontario is looking to expand “strong mayor” powers to 26 more cities, including Hamilton. GUEST: Sabrina Nanji, Publisher of the Queen’s Park Observer.
6/19/202343 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: The Real Dangers of Bell Media's Employee Cuts

6/19/20232 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tech Talk - June 16, 2023

GUEST: Adam Oldfield
6/16/202318 minutes, 30 seconds
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A Look Into The Cdn Political Scene. A Disturbing (yet unsurprising) Headline About A 9-Year-Old Girl With Short Hair. A New Beatles Song Made With A.I.

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Lot’s going on in the political scene both federally and provincially. GUEST: Richard Brennan, Former Journalist with The Toronto Star covering both Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill. - Meanwhile I saw a disturbing yet unsurprising headline in the Toronto Star, we’ll talk about that with the author Bruce Arthur. GUEST: Bruce Arthur, Journalist for the Toronto Star - There’s a new Beatles song coming out, made with the help of AI. GUEST: Lou Molinaro, Instructor with both the Harris Institute for Music and Durham College, and Host of Lou's Control Radio show Wednesdays on 93.3 CFMU
6/16/202339 minutes
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Russian/Canadian Relations Strained As Ottawa Seizes Cargo Plane

GUEST: Aurel Braun, Professor of International Relations and a Senior Member of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.
6/16/202315 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: The Enemy From Within... Politicians and Social Media

6/16/20232 minutes, 19 seconds
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June is awareness month for Scleroderma.

GUEST: John Malcolmson, Executive Director of Scleroderma Canada 
6/15/20237 minutes, 38 seconds
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Bonnie Crombie officially registers campaign for Ontario Liberal leadership. Doug Ford’s “Report Card” Has Come Through. Workers Don’t Need To Lose Jobs To Inflation

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Bonnie Crombie officially registering her campaign for the Ontario Liberal Leadership. GUEST: Colin D’Mello, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief for Global News - Doug Ford’s time as Ontario premier have shown a lot… and not a lot of it is looked at fondly. GUEST: Mark Winfield, Political Scientist and Professor of Environmental Studies with York University. - with Inflation on the rise, an Op-Ed in the Toronto Star by our guest Armine Yalnizyan makes the excellent point that workers don’t need to lose jobs in the process. GUEST: Armine Yalnizyan, Economist and Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers.
6/15/202346 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Why Didn't The RCMP Inform CSIS Of Their Investigations?

6/15/20232 minutes, 21 seconds
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RCMP Confirming More Than 100 Ongoing Foreign Interference Investigations. Ontario Gov Setting Aside $22 Billion In “Excess Funds”. Michael Andlauer Bought Ottawa Senators.

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: RCMP confirmed their investigation into foreign interference for quite some time! Would’ve been nice if they told us that. GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa - Ontario government has set aside $22 billion in “excess funds” for emergencies… there’s some questions about what that money SHOULD be going to. GUEST: Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Ontario Green Party and MPP for Guelph - And while it’s not a done deal yet, the Ottawa Senators are getting bought by a Hamilton billionaire, Michael Andlauer. GUEST: Rick Zamperin, Host of Good Morning Hamilton and CHML Sports 
6/14/202346 minutes, 46 seconds
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RCMP Confirms More Than 100 Ongoing Foreign Interference Investigations

GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa.
6/14/202316 minutes, 39 seconds
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Legalization In Canada Results In Fewer Incidents Between Youth And Police

GUEST: Mitchell Osak, CEO Quanta Consulting Inc.
6/14/20237 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Ford Conservatives Hold a 7-point Lead in Ontario's Political Scene

6/14/20232 minutes, 26 seconds
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Fatima Syed: Six Nations’ huge battery project is the future of energy supply in Ontario

GUEST: Fatima Syed, Journalist with The Narwhal
6/14/202316 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ukraine Making Gains In Their Counter Offensive. Conservatives Criticizing Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Toxic Partisanship” in Cdn Politics. What is the 15-Minute City?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Boy it’s an action news day, a drone strike in Moscow with everyone pointing fingers, and meanwhile Ukraine keeps making gains in their counter offensive against Russia. GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University. - Let’s talk Ontario Politics. The Liberal Party is looking for a new leader, and there’s critism on the Conservative front towards Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie. GUEST: Andrew Perez is a senior consultant at Hill & Knowlton Strategies, and volunteer for the Ontario Liberal Party. - The topic of “toxic partisanship” within Canadian politics. According to The Hill Times, Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs, said that a certain level of toxicity on both the right and left has always been present in Canadian politics, but it has become more visible because of social media and the 24-hour news cycle.. GUEST: Darrell Bricker, CEO of IPSOS Polling - What is the “15-minute city”? And is it key to solving Canada’s housing crisis? GUEST: Christopher Alexander, President of RE/MAX Canada
6/13/202356 minutes, 13 seconds
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Andrew Perez. Conservatives Criticizing Mayor Bonnie Crombie

GUEST: Andrew Perez is a senior consultant at Hill & Knowlton Strategies, and volunteer for the Ontario Liberal Party.
6/13/202312 minutes, 42 seconds
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Elliot Tepper. Ukraine Making Gains In Their Counter Offensive.

GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University.
6/13/202311 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Why A Cdn Winning The Canadian Open Is So Important

6/13/20232 minutes, 14 seconds
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Foreign Interference Talk Post-David Johnston, Trump’s Arraignment Tomorrow, Trudeau’s Surprise Visit to Kyiv, & That Amazing Canadian Open Victory!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Let’s talk about Foreign Interference, especially post David Johnston’s resignation last Friday due to what he called a “highly partisan atmosphere”. GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - Fmr U.S. President Donald Trump, set to be arraigned tomorrow in Federal Court on 37 charges related to national security. GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News - Trudeau spent the weekend in Ukraine in a surprise visit where he addressed the Ukrainian Parliament, had a number of different discussions with President Zelenskyy, and reaffirmed and made some new commitments to Canada’s involvement in the Russia-Ukraine War. GUEST: Thomas Hughes, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Canadian Defence and Security Network. - How about that historic win in the Canadian Open with Nick Taylor? GUEST: Lukas Weese, Associate Editor of news with The Athletic.
6/12/20231 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: It's Not About You, It's About Us!

6/12/20232 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Chilling Comments From BoC Deputy Governor!

6/9/20232 minutes, 16 seconds
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Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly says her department needs an overhaul

GUEST: Aurel Braun, Professor of International Relations and a Senior Member of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto
6/8/20237 minutes, 55 seconds
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Bernardo Transfer Creates Political Football, Can a New National News Media Policy Save Canadian Journalism & Effects of Wildfire Smoke Blanketing Ont. & Que.

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Nobody questions the severity of Bernardo’s horrific crimes, but these political leaders ignore the law that determines how CSC administers sentences. Simply put, the law says that the classification of prisoners relates to the prisoner’s behaviour and risk in the penitentiary, not the public’s or politicians’ views about how, or how much, prisoners should be punished. GUEST: Anthony Doob is a professor emeritus of criminology at the University of Toronto - Could a new national news media policy save Canadian journalism? GUEST: Peter Menzies is a National Newspaper Award-winning journalist, Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, past editor-in-chief of the Calgary Herald and former vice-chair of the CRTC - Relentless wildfires have devoured 3.3 million hectares of land across Canada so far this year — roughly 10 times the normal average for the season. What kind of health concerns should we be concerned about? GUEST: Matthew Adams, Assistant Professor and GIS Program Director of Geography, Geomatics and Environment with the University of Toronto
6/8/202341 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Poilievre’s Strategy Is Not Working!

6/8/20232 minutes, 9 seconds
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Moshe Lander on The Bill Kelly Show!

6/7/202310 minutes, 40 seconds
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How policymakers & security agencies can work better together, Gear shortage for Canadian troops in Latvia & Surprise merger w/ PGA Tour & LIV Golf!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: It is understandable that most of the discussion of David Johnston’s report on foreign interference has focused on his recommendation to not hold a public inquiry. Yet his conclusion that there are “serious shortcomings in the way intelligence is communicated and processed from security agencies through to government” deserves much more scrutiny. For Canadians, this finding – along with revelations that ministers sometimes do not have access to classified systems in their offices, that binders of intelligence may be going unread, and that, even when intelligence is addressed, policymakers may simply not understand what is being presented to them – should be alarming. So how can Canada’s policymakers and security agencies work better together?   GUEST: Stephanie Carvin, Associate Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University - Canadian troops in Latvia are grappling with a gear and equipment shortage that’s starting to get embarrassing. GUEST: Christian Leuprecht, Professor at both the Royal Military College of Canada and Queen's University - The PGA Tour and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, which is the primary financial backer of LIV Golf, have announced a treaty and potential merger, ending two years of civil war in professional golf. GUEST: Joe Callaghan, Journalist for The Toronto Star and The Guardian 
6/7/202337 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Mandatory Sentences Are Not The Answer!

6/7/20232 minutes
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India among top sources for foreign Interference in Canada, Yasir Naqvi enters Ont Liberal Leadership race & Demands for Paul Bernardo to return to max security!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national security adviser says India is among the top sources of foreign interference in Canada, a public designation Ottawa has largely limited to authoritarian states. ALSO: Wildfires in Nova Scotia GUEST: Dr. Robert Huish (HEW-ish) Associate Professor with the Department of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University -  Yasir Naqvi has joined the race to become the next leader of Ontario’s Liberal party. The Ottawa Centre MP and former provincial cabinet minister announced his run Saturday, saying he wanted to vie for the job because he feels “the promise of Ontario is slipping away” amid education and health care cuts made by the Progressive Conservatives. He also singled out soaring housing and grocery costs as issues plaguing the province and its residents. GUEST: Yasir Naqvi, Candidate for the Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party - The federal prison service will review its decision to move notorious killer Paul Bernardo to a medium-security facility, but its reason for the controversial transfer remained secret Monday. Leaders from across the political spectrum expressed shock and outage at the Correctional Service of Canada's decision to move the murderer and serial rapist from Millhaven Institution, a maximum-security penitentiary near Kingston, Ont. GUEST: Andrew Furgiuele, Lecturer with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto
6/6/202337 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Bernardo Decision Opens Old Wounds!

6/6/20232 minutes, 7 seconds
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This Week in Canadian Politics, Chinese warship almost hits U.S destroyer building more tension & Are we ready to act on the policing problem in Canada?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Johnston hired crisis communications firm ·        Trudeau continues to stand by Johnston ·        Is Poilievre wasting his chance to become PM? ·        And more… GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - A Chinese warship came within 150 yards of hitting American destroyer USS Chung-Hoon, during a rare joint Canada-U.S. mission sailing through the Taiwan Strait, the latest aggressive military move from Beijing in the South China Sea. ALSO: International priorities GUEST: Thomas Hughes, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Canadian Defence and Security Network - Two reports dropped within six weeks of each other revealed deep systemic failures in Canadian policing that go back half a century. Are we ready to act on the policing problem here in Canada? GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa
6/5/202338 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: A Realistic Look At The Impact Of LRT!

6/5/20232 minutes, 11 seconds
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Tech Talk - June 2, 2023

GUEST: Adam Oldfield
6/2/202318 minutes, 53 seconds
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Elliot Tepper on The Bill Kelly Show

GUEST:  Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
6/2/202317 minutes, 21 seconds
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Political Round-up: Foreign Interference, Is it time to abolish the Catholic school system? & Trudeau and Ford offer Billions more to save Stellantis deal!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·       MPs vote for David Johnston to resign as rapporteur ·       Singh slams Johnston’s refusal to drop role ·       Breakdown in how intelligence is shared ·       Etc… GUEST: Richard Brennan, Former Journalist with The Toronto Star covering both Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill -  Is it time to abolish the Catholic school system in Ontario? GUEST: Michael Coren, Author and Anglican Cleric - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Doug Ford have reached a tentative deal with Stellantis to save its Windsor battery factory that could be worth more than $13 billion in subsidies, the Star has learned. That means the French parent company of Chrysler, Jeep and Fiat might receive even more Canadian tax dollars than Germany’s Volkswagen is getting to build a similar electric-vehicle “gigafactory” in St. Thomas, near London. GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University
6/2/202337 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Who IS Responsible for National Security!

6/2/20231 minute, 59 seconds
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Nomi Claire Lazar on the need for emergency law to change for the climate crisis era

GUEST: Nomi Claire Lazar, Full Professor in Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa and Author of the book, ”Out of Joint: Power, Crisis, and the Rhetoric of Time"
6/1/202316 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Greenbelt is no 'scam'! Healthcare moving to privatization. NATO should tread carefully in Southeast Asia. RCMP Funding for Protection of Political Figures

Op-ed: As a creator of The Greenbelt I can assure you it is no ‘scam’ GUEST: Victor Doyle is a professional planner who led the development of the Greenbelt Plan - Healthcare is on the agenda today, always gonna be the number 1 issue for Canadians these days and especially with the development of the new provincial policy moving towards privatization. Marit Styles, leader of Ontario NDP has concerns GUEST: Marit Styles, Leader of Ontario NDP - There’s a lot of talk between NATO nations about what’s going on in the South China sea. According to our guest however, NATO should tread carefully in this area. GUEST: Shaun Narine, Professor of International Relations and Political Science with St. Thomas University - The threats towards public officials are real. There have been death threats, threats of violence. Lest we forget when Chrystia Freeland was threatened at an Edmonton hotel a few months back. Now the RCMP is responding. And Ottawa plans to boost their funding for a special unit to protect ministers, top bureaucrats and others. GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa
6/1/202349 minutes, 11 seconds
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NATO must tread carefully in Southeast Asia; Prof Shaun Narine

GUEST: Shaun Narine, Professor of International Relations and Political Science with St. Thomas University
6/1/202319 minutes, 22 seconds
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NDP: Should Johnston step aside so feds can call inquiry? Farmers pressure Ford gov’t to reverse housing plan & Hamilton’s Neo-Nazis claim!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        O’Toole says CSIS outlined voter suppression and misinformation campaign against him by China ·        Calls for Johnston to step down ·        Singh says he won’t force election until confidence is restored ·        And more…. GUEST: Muhammad Ali, Senior Consultant for Crestview Strategies - Under pressure from farmers, Premier Doug Ford's government is considering backing off from proposals that would allow more housing to be built on Ontario's dwindling farmland, CBC News has learned. Leaders of a range of farming and agricultural groups met with senior government officials last week to raise their concerns about proposed changes to provincial land-use policy that Ford and his ministers have said will spur new home construction.  GUEST: Colin D’Mello, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief for Global News - Group responsible for white nationalist stickering campaign has more than 1,000 followers on its main social-media channel GUEST: Grant LaFleche, Investigative Journalist with the Hamilton Spectator
5/31/202343 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: It’s Time For Reform In Ontario’s Auto Insurance!

5/31/20232 minutes, 9 seconds
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Road to success for the next Ont. Liberal leader, Criticism of the Ford gov’ts education playbook & What can Canada expect from clean hydrogen?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: What could the next Liberal leader do to succeed? GUEST: Jaime Watt is the Executive Chairman of Navigator - Ontario’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government has the power to value education by investing in their educators. We’ve known for quite some time that educators have the most significant influence on the outcomes of students. However, since 2019 we’ve witnessed a government that threatens public education. By implementing its education playbook, the PCs weaponize data and ignore research to push irresponsible and misleading policies, while abandoning educators, students, and families to fend for themselves. GUEST: Steven Reid is an assistant professor at Queen’s University and teaches graduate students (master and doctoral) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education w the University of Toronto - As the world races to find effective climate solutions, hydrogen is earning buzz as a potentially low-emitting alternative fuel source.  The promise of hydrogen as a clean fuel source is nothing new — as far back as the 1970s hydrogen was being promised as a "potential pollution-free fuel four our cars." So, what can we expect from clean hydrogen in Canada? GUEST: Ian Lee, Associate Professor with the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University
5/30/202351 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Time To Ban…Book Bans!

5/30/20232 minutes, 12 seconds
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Moshe Lander on the Bill Kelly Show

GUEST: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University
5/29/202316 minutes, 14 seconds
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Latest from the Russia-Ukraine war!

GUEST: Aurel Braun, Professor of International Relations and a Senior Member of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto
5/29/202310 minutes, 40 seconds
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This Week in Canadian Politics: Foreign Interference, Trudeau can’t keep juicing the economy w/ more spending & The Washington Report w/ Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·       Johnston penned an Op Ed that makes waves ·       Foreign interference in Canada’s election is part of new Cold War ·       And more… GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - The unexpected pick up in Canadian inflation last month — even if it turns out to be a blip — is a fresh reminder that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is facing a more perilous economic policy landscape going forward, with difficult trade-offs on the horizon. With the world entering a period of scarcity, is Canada’s economy on the right track? GUEST: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University - Topics Include: ·        6 pillars of debt ceiling deal ·        DeSantis has a “lovability” problem ·        And more… GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News
5/29/202349 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Maybe The Government Should Start Listening To Security Experts!

5/29/20232 minutes, 6 seconds
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Tech Talk - May 26, 2023

GUEST: Adam Oldfield
5/26/202319 minutes, 1 second
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Weekly Political Round-up, David Johnston’s decision remembered for what it doesn’t do & Will Bill 97 harm the future of agriculture in Ontario?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Peel Region split ·        Foreign Interference ·        Tent cities & housing the homeless ·        And more… GUEST: Richard Brennan, Former Journalist with The Toronto Star covering both Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill -  David Johnston’s astonishing decision — to conclude that Canada does not need an inquiry into Chinese interference in our democracy — will be remembered for what it doesn’t do, not what it does. GUEST: Warren Kinsella, Former Special Assistant to Jean Chretien and War Room Director for Dalton McGuinty (3 times) - Farmers in Ontario are rallying to fight a government bill that would loosen the rules around farmland protection in the province, a move farmers say would result in more homes being built on prime agricultural land and could also threaten the very fabric of rural life.  Bill 97 — or the Helping Homebuyers, Protecting Tenants Act — is aimed at drastically reshaping development rules to address housing affordability and supply in the province.  GUEST: Richard Lyall, President, Residential Construction Council of Ontario.
5/26/202347 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Foreign Interference Investigation, Turning Into A Political Side Show!

5/26/20232 minutes
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Ford criticizes Crombie’s Liberal leadership possibility, What does Canada & Ontario get from Volkswagens & Stellantis deal? & Intelligence sharing shortcomings exposed!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Ontario Premier Doug Ford called Bonnie Crombie’s Liberal leadership run a “slap in the face” to the residents of Mississauga. “My first reaction is what took you so long?” Ford said Wednesday while at an unrelated news conference in London Wednesday morning. “She’s been campaigning for five years.” Crombie officially announced Monday that she has formed an exploratory committee to look into running in the Ontario Liberal Party leadership race. It’s the next logical step for the politician, who in early May could be seen rubbing elbows with high-profile politicians and strategists at the Liberal National Convention in Ottawa. GUEST: Colin D’Mello, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief, Global News - It’s easy to see what Volkswagen and Stellantis get out of the billions in subsidies that Canada is dangling in front of them for domestic Battery plants. But what does Canada and Ontario get in return? GUEST: Dr. Ian Lee, Associate Professor with the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University - Special rapporteur David Johnston found in his first report on foreign interference that Canada’s public safety minister does not have access to top-secret emails that national security officials use to share intelligence — including regarding potential threats against MPs. It was just one example of glaring information-sharing problems within the government that Johnston said must be addressed. GUEST: Phil Gurski, President of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting, Distinguished Fellow with the University of Ottawa’s National Security program, and former CSIS analyst
5/25/202345 minutes, 8 seconds
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Niagara Region on province's list for potential dissolution following review

5/25/202311 minutes, 52 seconds
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Niagara Region on province's list for potential dissolution following review

5/25/20238 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Are Canadians Suffering From Scandal Fatigue?

5/25/20232 minutes, 16 seconds
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Breakdown of Johnston’s Foreign Interference Report, Canadian household debt more than any other G7 country & Who’s next in line for a region breakup?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: A public process is required on the issue of foreign interference, special rapporteur David Johnston says, but not in the form of a public inquiry. Instead, Johnston announced Tuesday that he plans to hold "a series of public hearings with Canadians" to shine more light on the "problem of foreign interference" and inform the public and policymakers on the threat it poses, and ways to address it with urgency. GUEST: Will Stewart, Senior Vice President, National Lead, Public Affairs + Advocacy, Hill+Knowlton - Canadians have racked up more household debt than any country in the G7 making the country vulnerable to global economic crises, according to a report released Tuesday by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Aled ab Iorwerth, CMHC’s deputy chief economist, writes in the report that since 2008 Canada’s household debt-to-GDP ratio has been ballooning despite it dropping in the U.S. some 25 per cent over the same period. GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University - Ontario says it will appoint "facilitators" to look at whether cities and towns in six regional governments could become independent, but the heads of at least three of those municipalities say they're not interested in a breakup. The Ontario government announced its plans for other regional municipalities on the same day it tabled legislation to break apart Peel Region and turn Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon into independent cities. In a news release on Thursday, the province said facilitators will look at Durham, Halton, Niagara, Simcoe, Waterloo and York Regions. All six are upper-tier municipalities. GUEST: Jim Diodati, Mayor, City of Niagara Falls.
5/24/202336 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Johnston's Report Raises Even More Questions!

5/24/20232 minutes, 13 seconds
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This Week In Canadian Politics, RCMP marks 150th anniversary – Facing a crossroads & The Washington report w/ Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·       Expanded election days ·       David Johnston to reveal if public inquiry is needed on foreign interference ·       And more… GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - May 23, 2023 marks 150 years since a bill passed through Parliament and received Royal Assent establishing the North-West Mounted Police, which would eventually become the RCMP. What began as a 300-person corps in the West has grown into an internationally recognized organization of more than 30,000 people serving Canadians from coast to coast to coast and supporting international policing and peacekeeping activities. But, there’s a belief among some that Canada should dismantle the RCMP in the face of the scandal and criticism that plague the force. Is it time? GUEST: Christian Leuprecht, Professor at both the Royal Military College of Canada and Queen's University, and a Fellow at the Macdonald Laurier Institute - Topics Include: ·        U.S Debt Ceiling ·        DeSantis expected to enter2024 presidential race new week ·        And more…. GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News
5/23/202350 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Time To Get Started on The Foreign Interference Inquiry!

5/23/20232 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tech Talk - May 19, 2023

GUEST: Adam Oldfield
5/19/202318 minutes, 50 seconds
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Elliot Tepper on The Bill Kelly Show

5/19/202311 minutes, 9 seconds
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Weekly Political Round-up, Schreiner tables bills to ensure the Greenbelt is protected & Why hasn’t Ontario implemented a deposit-return system for cans and bottles?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Poilievre doubles down on ‘Jail, no bail’ ·        Ontario dissolves Peel Region in 2025 ·        Gas Prices to rise ·        And more…. GUEST: Richard Brennan, Former Journalist with The Toronto Star covering both Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill - Guelph’s MPP has announced he will be tabling a trio of bills aimed at protecting Ontario’s Greenbelt. At a May 17 news conference at Queen’s Park, provincial Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner announced he will be tabling three private member's bills later that day he says will, “if passed, ensure that the Greenbelt is protected for present and future generations.” GUEST: Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Ontario Green Party and MPP for Guelph - There are numerous large and consequential policy decisions the provincial government needs to handle this year — about things like the stifling housing crisis and the need to accommodate substantially larger volumes of immigration, how to repair the damage the pandemic did to our health-care system and other important services, how much public money automakers should get in return for major investments that preserve the manufacturing workforce in southern Ontario. Viewed in that context, the fate of pop cans seems like small change. But in this case, small change would actually be an improvement. GUEST: John Michael McGrath, Digital Media Producer with TVO
5/19/202336 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Ford’s Municipal Policies Will Cause Lots of Headaches & Lots of Money!

5/19/20232 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ford needs to open up about the Greenbelt, Canada needs to catch up w/ allies on National Security Threats & Critical thinking skills could help fight misinformation for kids!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Last week, Doug Ford called the Greenbelt “a scam”. This obviously isn’t true, so will the Premier finally be honest and tell us why he thinks it needs to change? GUEST: Matt Gurney, Columnist for TVO - Canada's spy agency has now been formally directed to investigate and disclose any foreign threats against parliamentarians or their families, Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino said Tuesday, while the Conservative MP targeted by Beijing urged his colleagues to go further. GUEST: Charles Burton, Senior Fellow with the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute - Whether it's young kids watching YouTube videos, older ones logging on for games or teens scrolling TikTok, students today encounter all manner of content online and often simply accept it as truth, according to 14-year-old Ainara Alleyne. It's part of why the teen has joined one of a growing wave of initiatives hoping to boost students' digital literacy and critical thinking skills, so they can better distinguish what's what amid the storm of facts and misinformation flying around the chaotic online spaces they're navigating. GUEST: Tim Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and a Professor with the Faculty of Law and School of Public Health at the University of Alberta
5/18/202345 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Contrary To What Doug Ford Says, The Greenbelt Is Not A Scam!

5/18/20232 minutes, 16 seconds
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Lametti Tables Legislation to Reform Bail System, More Canadians are Relying on Charities to Meet Essential Needs & Liberals/Conservatives Unite to Defend French!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Justice Minister David Lametti tabled new legislation on Tuesday aimed at making it harder for repeat violent offenders to be granted bail, through a handful of targeted Criminal Code reforms. This small package of legislative reform—spanning just seven pages—comes after months of renewed scrutiny on Canada's bail system and calls for the federal government to implement tougher laws, in the face of a series of high-profile cases of violent crimes allegedly committed by individuals who were out on bail. GUEST: David Lametti, Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada -  62% of Canadians expecting to need charitable services in the next six months say they cannot keep up with the cost of living; new data highlights why charities are struggling to keep up with demand GUEST: Darrell Bricker, CEO of IPSOS Polling - A bill that aims to enshrine a francophone immigration program into law is heading to the Senate after clearing the House of Commons. GUEST: Tasha Kheiriddin, Principal at Navigator and Author of The Right Path
5/17/202337 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Governments Need to Respond To Stellantis Demands!

5/17/20232 minutes, 3 seconds
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Democracy w/ Chinese Characteristics, ETFO Survey: three-quarters of teachers experienced or witnessed violence & The Federal gov’ts commitment to EV manufacturers!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Chinese election interference is a hot topic in Canada today. Yet, while it is indeed a matter of enormous importance, it is one that must be placed in the context of the new Cold War against the West GUEST: Brian Lee Crowley is the Founder and Managing Director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. His most recent book is “Gardeners vs. Designers: Understanding the Great Fault Line in Canadian Politics - The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario says three-quarters of its members say they have experienced or witnessed violence against staff members. The union commissioned a survey of its members earlier this year and president Karen Brown says learning is being disrupted due to violence in schools because the system is underfunded and under-resourced. GUEST: Karen Brown, President of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) - Topics Include: ·        Federal gov’t commitment to EV manufacturers ·        precedent for Stellantis ·        Stats Can Inflation rate ·        And more… GUEST: Ian Lee, Associate Professor with the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University
5/16/202341 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Is Stellantis Trying to Shake Down The Federal Government?

5/16/20232 minutes, 9 seconds
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This Week In Canadian Politics, Lithium becoming the new Oil: What do we need to know about it? & The Washington Report w/ Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        G-7 Leaders’ summit ·        What Canadians thing a Poilievre led gov’t would do? ·        Nanos tracking ·        And more… GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - As electric vehicles become more common, the resources helping to power the new generation of transportation are becoming increasingly prized.  Lithium — a metal that's a key element in the batteries commonly used in today's EVs — has become an incredibly hot commodity in recent years. According to the United States Geological Survey, global consumption increased by 41 per cent from 2021 to 2022. GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University - Topics Include: ·        Planned Parenthood calls for major judicial reform ·        GOP’s shrinking ·        Latest on Trump election ·        And more… GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News
5/15/202343 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Will History Repeat Itself?

5/15/20232 minutes, 10 seconds
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Tech Talk - May 12, 2023

GUEST: Adam Oldfield
5/12/202319 minutes, 5 seconds
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Canada's housing market may be turned the corner

GUEST: Brandon Woodward, Mortgage Agent with Bold Mortgage Group
5/12/20239 minutes, 11 seconds
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Weekly Political Round Up: Foreign Interference, Emails challenge Ontario gov’ts narrative on Greenbelt & Remembering Hamilton Icon Margaret Juravinski!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Jenni Byrne accuses Liberals of dropping the ball o foreign Interference ·        Survey shows low opinion of China as a Canadian partner ·        OPP deaths ·        And more…. GUEST: Richard Brennan, Former Journalist with The Toronto Star covering both Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill - Senior staff in the office of Ontario Premier Doug Ford discussed changes to the Greenbelt months before the province opened parts of it to development, documents show. The Narwhal obtained the documents in response to a freedom of information request, but they were heavily redacted. They contain an email and attachment forwarded by one of Ford’s deputy chiefs of staff, Travis Kann, to two other senior staff members in the premier’s office on Aug. 23, 2022.  GUEST: Emma McIntosh, Reporter for The Narwhal - A well-known Hamilton philanthropist with a legacy of contributing considerable funding to local health-care institutions has died. Margaret Juravinski died Tuesday at he age of 91, according to a statement from executives at St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation. GUEST: Ron Foxcroft, CEO of Fluke Transport and Founder of Fox40 International
5/12/202341 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: CNN is Enabling Trump!

5/12/20232 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ontario passes health reform bill that expands private delivery of care

GUEST: Dr. Andrew Park, President of the Ontario Medical Association
5/12/20238 minutes, 19 seconds
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Should Canada have a Wealth Tax?

GUEST: Alex Hemingway, Senior Economist and Public Finance Policy Analyst for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
5/12/202318 minutes, 25 seconds
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Elliot Tepper on The Bill Kelly Show

5/11/202311 minutes, 3 seconds
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Chong Affair Reveals Gov’t Security Incompetence, Canada seeking to join AUKUS security pact & Sport Canada gave top marks to organizations under scrutiny!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: The House of Commons has unanimously voted for a parliamentary committee to look into allegations that the Chinese government waged an intimidation campaign against Conservative M-P Michael Chong. The moves comes after both China and Canada have expelled diplomats following a newly surfaced 2021 report by Canada's spy agency, which alleged that a Toronto consular officer sought to intimidate Chong and his relatives in Hong Kong. The Liberals have warned that their decision to expel a diplomat could mean Beijing inflicts economic pain, but University of Ottawa China expert Margaret McCuaig-Johnston says the country seems to be instead warning of further measures if Canada goes beyond its decision to send home diplomat Zhao Wei. GUEST: Eugene Lang, Assistant Professor with the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University - Canada was left out of the trilateral defence and security pact known as AUKUS — and a new report by a respected American think-tank says Ottawa must overcome its apparent indifference to the deal or risk being left behind by its allies. GUEST: Thomas Hughes, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Canadian Defence and Security Network - An internal analysis of dozens of Canada’s most prominent national sports organizations shows the federal government failed to recognize serious governance problems now plaguing several of them. Sport Canada, the federal department that funds these organizations, gave top marks to several that are now under fire for serious problems, including allegations of abuse, sexual assault and financial malfeasance. GUEST: Dr. Ann Pegoraro, Co-Director of The National Research Network for Gender Equity in Sport
5/11/202344 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Dissention In The Tory Rank?

5/11/20232 minutes, 4 seconds
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Canada braces for retaliation from China, Liberals face backlash over policy to trace journalists & Bill 60 neglects responsibility for wrongful patient fees!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast:  Canadian businesses and farmers are once again steeling themselves for retaliation from China as Beijing seeks to punish Canada for expelling a Chinese diplomat, raising the spectre of a trade war at a time when the Canadian and global economies are already vulnerable. GUEST: Michael Manjuris, Professor and Chair of Global Management Studies at Toronto Metropolitan University - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will not adopt a controversial Liberal Party resolution to target disinformation that critics have denounced as potentially dangerous to freedom of the press in Canada.  GUEST: Marcus Kolga, Director of DisinfoWatch.org and Senior Fellow with the Macdonald Laurier Institute - As one of the biggest changes to how health care is delivered in Ontario for a generation passes its third reading — and advocates raise concerns about widespread privatization — new data shows complaints about improper charges for health care have been relatively rare in recent years. Since the Ford government took power in 2018, around $70,000 in medical fees have been found to violate legislation that outlaws charges for procedures or services that are covered by public insurance. GUEST: Isaac Callan, Journalist for Global News
5/10/202344 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Liberals Miss The Mark on Freedom of the Press!

5/10/20232 minutes, 24 seconds
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Canada & China kick out each other’s Diplomats, CRTC plans to modernize the broadcasting system & Do we want a Digital Loonie?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast w/ Guest Host Shiona Thompson: Canada is expelling the Chinese diplomat who allegedly worked with Beijing to target Conservative MP Michael Chong and his relatives in Hong Kong. Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said in a statement Monday that Zhao Wei, a diplomat at the Chinese consulate in Toronto, has been declared “persona non grata” in Canada. GUEST: Mackenzie Gray, National Reporter for Global News covering Parliament Hill - With the adoption of the Online Streaming Act (Bill C-11), the CRTC is sharing its plan for upcoming public consultations to modernize the broadcasting system. The new system will ensure that online streaming services make meaningful contributions to Canadian and Indigenous content and that Canadians have greater opportunities to create and access a variety and diversity of content. The CRTC will be launching a series of public consultations over three phases, with phase one starting in the coming days. The views of all Canadians will be important to help build the new regulatory framework. Everyone who is interested should check out the CRTC's plan and participate in the upcoming consultations. GUEST: Kevin Desjardins, President of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters - The Bank of Canada wants to know what Canadians think about the possibility of a digital loonie. Consultations on what Canadians would like to have included in a digital currency are open online from May 8 until June 19, the Bank of Canada said Monday. GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University
5/9/202331 minutes
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Canada’s job market stays resilient despite cooling economy

GUEST: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University
5/8/202310 minutes, 44 seconds
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This Week in Canadian Politics: Trudeau vs. Poilievre, Queen’s Park Returns Today & The Washington Report with Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Trudeau still has a grip on the Liberal party ·        Clinton & Chretien take shot at Poilievre ·        Foreign interference ·        And more… GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - MP’s return to Queen’s Park today. What’s up for discussion this week? GUEST Sabrina Nanji, Publisher of the Queen’s Park Observer - Topics Include: ·        Deadly Texas mall shooting ·        DeSantis is struggling, why? ·        Trump trying to regain 2016 magic ·        And more… GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News
5/8/202342 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: It’s Official; Poilievre vs. Trudeau In The next Election!

5/8/20232 minutes, 2 seconds
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Kentucky Derby 2023 with Johnny Avello

Even if you're not a horse racing fan, this is a show you'll want to watch. GUEST: Johnny Avello, Director of Race and Sportsbook Operations for DraftKings
5/5/20237 minutes, 36 seconds
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Tech Talk - May 5, 2023

GUEST: Adam Oldfield
5/5/202319 minutes, 20 seconds
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CSIS report on MP targeted by China sent to PM’s advisor, Is Trudeau trying to break the internet? & Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board fails to serve justice!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: New questions about how the federal government handled a reported Chinese government plot to target MPs are being raised after Conservative MP Michael Chong said Thursday that a 2021 intelligence report on the matter was shared with the prime minister's national security and intelligence adviser. GUEST: Richard Brennan, Former Journalist with The Toronto Star covering both Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill - The Online Streaming Act, or Bill C-11, has garnered the most scrutiny to date. The bill, which passed Parliament last week and has become law, allows the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to require platforms such as Spotify and YouTube to produce and promote Canadian content, as it does for radio and television stations. Bill C-11 will meddle with Canadians’ ability to pick their own content and content creators’ business, in the name of “protecting the economic interests of a niche of Canada’s music and video industries,” according to the Canadian arm of the Internet Society. In a scathing submission, the non-profit group argues that “Bill C-11 seeks to turn the Internet into a mere extension of the Canadian broadcasting system – a dying artifact of 20th Century technologies.” GUEST: Justin Ling, Freelance Investigative Journalist who has written for the Globe and Mail, The Guardian and Vice - A "perfect storm" of factors including the 2018 election, inefficient practices and the COVID pandemic has left Ontario's trouble-plagued Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) "fundamentally failing" to provide swift justice, the province's ombudsman says. In a lengthy report published Thursday, Paul Dubé made 61 recommendations to address a backlog of cases at the tribunal that has ballooned to more than 38,000 applications. GUEST: Kayla Andrade, Founder of Ontario Landlords Watch
5/5/202342 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Banning Fox News Won’t Solve Anything!

5/5/20232 minutes, 3 seconds
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Warren Kinsella on The Bill Kelly Show

GUEST: Warren Kinsella, Former Special Assistant to Jean Chretien and War Room Director for Dalton McGuinty 
5/4/202312 minutes, 57 seconds
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Palliative care is still woefully lacking in Canada

GUEST: Dr. Amit Arya, Palliative Care Lead with Kensington Gardens Long Term Care Home, Toronto and faculty at McMaster University
5/4/202312 minutes, 1 second
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Chong scandal bigger than others Trudeau has faced, PSAC Deal shifts perspective of Remote Work & Who made it into the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Trudeau says he directed Canada's spy agency to share more information with the federal government about threats to members of Parliament in response to reports that the Chinese government was looking to target a Conservative MP's family. But the MP at the centre of the case, Michael Chong, said Trudeau's response raises serious concerns about his grip on intelligence and security matters GUEST: Warren Kinsella, Former Special Assistant to Jean Chretien and War Room Director for Dalton McGuinty - The remote-work protections in the tentative agreement between Canada’s largest public sector union and the federal government could ripple into the private sector, one expert says. GUEST: Barry Eidlin, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at McGill University - Who made it into the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? GUEST: Eric Alper, Publicist and music commentator
5/4/202343 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Government Response To Foreign Interference Is Shocking!

5/4/20232 minutes, 3 seconds
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Russian deaths in Ukraine signals trouble ahead for Putin

GUEST: Aurel Braun, Professor of International Relations and a Senior Member of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto
5/3/202313 minutes, 20 seconds
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Canada & U.S. agree to share data on guns and drugs, How Canada can create more Rental Housing & Info on Pearson Airports Gold Heist points to inside job!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Canada and the United States have agreed to share more information about the smuggling of guns and drugs across their shared border. Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino said Ottawa has signed four new or updated agreements with Washington that allow the RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency to exchange more data with partners south of the border. GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa - Rents are skyrocketing across much of Canada, creating an affordability crisis, particularly for young people. And if this Liberal government continues to do nothing – or little – on the housing file, that may become a feature that defines them, and contributes to their political demise – especially because on the other side of the aisle is a Conservative Leader talking about housing as often as he can. Do how can Canada create more affordable rental housing?   GUEST: Mike Moffatt, Senior Director at the Smart Prosperity Institute & Assistant Professor with the Ivey Business School at Western University - A security expert says the theft of more than 20-million dollars worth of gold and other valuables from Toronto Pearson International Airport likely required insider knowledge of the airport and its operations. Peel Regional Police says they are investigating the cargo theft from an airport holding facility after the gold and other items were reported missing. GUEST: Adrian Humphreys, Author and Journalist for the National Post
5/3/202344 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Is Mark Carney The Savior In Waiting For The Liberals?

5/3/20232 minutes, 11 seconds
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What is the impact of pundits manipulating public polling?

GUEST: Andrew Perez is a senior consultant at Hill & Knowlton Strategies, and volunteered for the Ontario Liberal Party during the 2022 election
5/2/20237 minutes
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The Future of Labour after PSAC Deal, Ford gov’t wants new Gas Plant, More Mental Health curriculum coming to schools & Trudeau Investigating Chinese Interference aimed at MP’s!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: What does the PSAC deal mean for the future of labour in Canada? GUEST: Armine Yalnizyan, Economist and Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers - Premier Doug Ford's government is preparing to expand gas-fired power plants in Ontario, a move critics say will make the province's electricity system dirtier and could eventually leave taxpayers on the hook.  The province is currently soliciting bids for additional gas-fired electricity generation, which means either new gas plants get built or existing gas plants get expanded.  GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University - Ontario is adding new curriculum expectations on mental-health literacy for Grade 10 students and giving teachers more resources for students in Grades 7 and 8. Education Minister Stephen Lecce said the government will also spend $26 million over the next two years to provide mental-health resources to students over the summer, so their support isn’t interrupted by the school break. GUEST: Colin D’Mello, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief for Global News - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has asked his officials to investigate a top-secret CSIS report seen by The Globe and Mail that warns the Chinese government has targeted Canadian MPs behind a parliamentary motion declaring Beijing’s oppression of Uyghurs to constitute genocide. GUEST: Steven Chase, Senior Parliamentary Reporter for the Globe and Mail
5/2/202346 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot!

5/2/20232 minutes, 5 seconds
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Trudeau Government's Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act Must Be Strengthened

GUEST: David Lepofsky, Chair of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance
5/1/20237 minutes, 45 seconds
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Can psychedelics aid Canada's mental health crisis?

GUEST: Mitchell Osak, CEO Quanta Consulting Inc
5/1/202311 minutes, 55 seconds
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This Week in Canadian Politics: PSAC, Democracy & more, What is Doug Ford’s next plan for Ontario? & The Washington Report w/ Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Trudeau stumps for democracy in New York ·        Clinton to join Liberal convention ·        PSAC Deal ·        And more…. GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - Topics Include: ·        Ford’s Ontario place ·        $112 Million announced to fix bail system ·        Ford’s next unplanned plan for Ontario ·        And more…. GUEST: Sabrina Nanji, Publisher of the Queen’s Park Observer - Topics Include: ·        Biden says Journalism is not a crime ·        Republicans ramp up attacks on transgender people ·        And more…. GUEST: Reggir Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News 
5/1/202344 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Will The Real Conservatives Please Stand Up?

5/1/20232 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: A More Realistic Picture Of Housing Affordability!

4/28/20232 minutes, 6 seconds
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Voters want change to privacy laws for political parties, China’s hungry for Canadian resources & Travelers Canada announces results of Distracted Driving Survey!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: As federal parties battle in court to avoid privacy rules for voter data, an overwhelming majority of Canadians want more oversight according to recent polling for Elections Canada. There are virtually no rules and zero oversight into how Canada’s federal political parties collect, store and exploit Canadian voters’ personal information – an increasingly important tool in modern electioneering. GUEST: Alex Boutilier, National Politics Reporter for Global News - Canada’s largest diversified mining company, Teck Resources, is reportedly baffled that its biggest shareholder, China Investment Corp., was missing in action this week as Teck seeks enough shareholder votes to split the company into two entities, and stave off a hostile US$22.5-billion takeover by Swiss mining and commodities giant Glencore  GUEST: Charles Burton, Senior Fellow with the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute - The Travelers Companies, Inc. announced the results of the 2023 Travelers Canada Distracted Driving Risk Survey. The data revealed that Canadians engage in risky behaviours behind the wheel despite recognizing the associated risks, with nearly one-quarter of respondents acknowledge that multitasking while driving was dangerous but did so anyway. GUEST: Paul Stone, Vice President of Personal Insurance, Sales, Distribution & Marketing at Travelers Canada
4/27/202334 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Canadians Have Mixed Reaction About PSAC Demands!

4/27/20232 minutes, 11 seconds
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MPs & activists push back as Ottawa pitches expansion of nuclear energy!

GUEST: Dr. Chris Keefer, President of Canadians for Nuclear Energy 
4/26/20238 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ont. eliminating post-secondary Police requirements, Ontario letting wind revolution pass it by & How Taiwan teach Canada about foreign Interference!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Ontario will eliminate the post-secondary education requirement to become a police officer, expand enrolment for its basic training program and axe tuition fees at the Ontario Police College, the premier said Tuesday. The moves are designed to get more police officers into communities, Doug Ford said. GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa - Ninety per cent of the population in Ontario lives on a peninsula bounded by three of the Great Lakes. Yet wind is basically not part of the discussion of how to power the province…Why? GUEST: John Michael McGrath, Digital Media Producer with TVO - How can Taiwan teach Canada about fight foreign interference? GUEST: Dr. Robert Huish, Associate Professor with the Department of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University
4/26/202336 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Federal Workers Strike Does Not Have To Drag On!

4/26/20232 minutes, 6 seconds
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Study on Economic Viability for Professional Women's Sport in Canada

GUEST: Allison Sandmeyer-Graves, CEO of Canadian Women & Sport
4/25/20239 minutes, 28 seconds
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Is the Ford gov’t plan for Ontario Place a mistake? Wrexham: Ryan Reynolds & Rob McElhenney AFC promotion & The Washington Report w/ Jennifer Johnson!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Ontario Place plans ·        Ford’s love of polluting fossil gas ·        And more…. GUEST: Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Ontario Green Party and MPP for Guelph - After raising the suspicions of both local and global soccer fans when they purchased the club back in 2021, Hollywood stars Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds have unequivocally proved that they’re passionate football club owners who bought into the game for all the right reasons. Following Saturday’s win against Boreham Wood which saw Wrexham promoted for the first time in 15 years, co-chairman Ryan Reynolds went viral for the incredibly passionate comments he made after the game that illustrated just how thoroughly he’s bought into both the sport and the community. GUEST: Joe Callaghan, Journalist for The Toronto Star and The GuardiaN - Topics Include: ·        Biden’s election bid ·        Trump touts’ authoritarian vision for second term ·        Tucker Carlson leaves Fax News ·        And more…. GUEST: Jennifer Johnson, Washington Correspondent for Global News
4/25/202339 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Tucker Carlson Was A Symptom Of A Bigger Problem!

4/25/20232 minutes, 12 seconds
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This Week In Canadian Politics, Trudeau and Ford’s Political Bromance & Most Canadians support union demands for wage premiums, but divided on higher pay!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Trudeau vs. Poilievre ·        Trudeau era: trashing the rich has become political obsession. ·        Public Service Strike ·        And more… GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - Topics Include: ·        VW deal from a provincial scope ·        The bromance between Trudeau and For ·        And more…. GUEST: Sabrina Nanji, Publisher of the Queen’s Park Observer - As the largest public service strike in Canadian history enters its first weekend, new data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds a majority of Canadians inclined to back more than 155,000 federal public service workers in their asks for wage premiums and the right to work from home, but circumspect over wage increase demands. Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada walked off the job midnight Wednesday seeking a number of wage and benefit enhancements to their contract with the federal government. GUEST: Jon Roe, Research Associate with Angus Reid
4/24/202339 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary:

4/24/20232 minutes, 2 seconds
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Tech Talk - April 21, 2023

4/21/202315 minutes, 25 seconds
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Will Poilievre’s message ever move beyond anger? Fatal encounters with Police are on the rise in Canada & Ottawa betting $13B subsidy to secure Volkswagen deal!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: “As a nation we tend to shy away from extremes,” said our late great Washington ambassador Allan Gotlieb, “As some wit put it, Canadians are like vichyssoise; we are cold, half-French and difficult to stir.” So why is Pierre Poilievre trying to get us so mad? Why does anger seep from his every pore? Why does the Conservative Leader insist on being – to borrow a phrase from former U.S. vice-president Spiro Agnew – our “nattering nabob of negativism?” GUEST: Lawrence Martin, Author and Public Affairs Columnist for the Globe and Mail - Fatal encounters with police are on the rise in Canada. The number of civilians dying in incidents with police when force is used has steadily increased since 2000. This is leaving families and communities with little support or recourse for accountability. GUEST: Andrew Crosby, Postdoctoral fellow, School of Planning, University of Waterloo and co-author of this piece - The federal government will provide Volkswagen with up to $13-billion in production subsidies for the new electric-vehicle battery plant it plans to build in St. Thomas, Ont. – nearly double the estimated $7-billion cost of construction. Ottawa’s backing, which also includes about $700-million in additional support for nearer-term capital costs, is by far the most generous subsidy that Canada has ever provided to an automaker for locating a factory here GUEST: David Adams, President & CEO of the Global Automakers of Canada
4/21/202341 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: More Houses…. Easier Said Than Done!

4/21/20232 minutes, 5 seconds
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OSSTF: Ford Government Makes Significant Cuts to Funding for 2023-2024 School Year

GUEST: Karen Littlewood, President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation
4/20/202312 minutes, 19 seconds
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Hamilton’s Roadmap to build hundreds of affordable homes, Has Trudeau ruled out fulfilling NATO defence target? Ford Gov’t cutting school funding & Is the U.S unraveling?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Local politicians have endorsed a roadmap for creating several hundred new affordable housing units annually in Hamilton, Ont. in order to tackle an ongoing homelessness crisis. The plan is a series of short-term and long-term goals in collaboration with city divisions and community partners through a housing secretariat. The goal is to build some 350 new affordable homes each year for the next decade, while repairing existing units. GUEST: Andrea Horwath, Mayor, City of Hamilton - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told NATO officials privately that Canada will never meet the military alliance’s defence-spending target, according to a leaked secret Pentagon assessment obtained by The Washington Post GUEST: Thomas Hughes, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Canadian Defence and Security Network - What are the implications of the Ford Governments funding cuts to the 2023-2024 School Year? GUEST: Karen Littlewood, President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation - OP ED: "Is the world unraveling? It can feel that way – but Joe Biden still believes" GUEST: Brian J. Karem, Columnist for Salon.com and host of ‘Just Ask the Question’ Podcast, Author of the new book Free The Press: The Death of American Journalism and How to Revive It
4/20/202347 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: It’s Beyond Time For Canada To Wake Up To Foreign Interference!

4/20/20232 minutes, 8 seconds
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What is green burials?

GUEST: Amanda Kelly, Co-Founder of Awake, and an expert in safe & environmental cremation procedures
4/19/202315 minutes, 26 seconds
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Canadian link in secret Chinese Police Stations, Inflation rate is cooling, Implications of the U.S Inflation Reduction Act on Canadians & The Grocery items with the biggest increases!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: One of two men arrested for allegedly operating a secret police station for China in Manhattan had photographic evidence on his phone of the opening of a similar covert station in Canada, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation says. GUEST: Steven Chase, Senior Parliamentary Reporter for the Globe and Mail - Canada’s inflation rate is rapidly cooling this spring, a welcome development for the Bank of Canada as it holds interest rates at their highest levels in more than 15 years in a bid to restore price stability. GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University - What implications does the U.S Inflation Reduction Act have on Canadian competitiveness? GUEST: Glen Hodgson, Author of this piece for the CD Howe Instittute, and has 36 years of experience in global and Canadian macro-economics, international trade analysis and finance - Canadians are still seeing "elevated" prices at grocery stores in March but by a "lesser extent" than in February. Prices of items like flour, fruit juices and apples remained high in March whereas ham, tomatoes and lettuce saw reductions from February to March 2023. GUEST: Corey Mintz is a Winnipeg-based food reporter and the author of the 2021 book "The Next Supper: The End of Restaurants as We Knew Them, and What Comes After." 
4/19/202339 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: PM Is Pulling The Liberals Down!

4/19/20232 minutes, 9 seconds
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Underused schools in Ontario could be sold for housing, CRA strike threatens tax deadline & Why are we scared of well-planned cities that don’t worship cars?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: The Ford government tabled new legislation that will give itself the power to convert underutilized schools in Ontario into affordable housing or sell off the properties on the open market, in a major overhaul of education policies. The new bill, called the Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act, includes sweeping new measures aimed at standardizing the education system to align with “provincial priorities” — which will be set by education minister Stephen Lecce — and to give parents greater say over their children’s education. GUEST: Colin D’Mello, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief for Global News - Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) leadership says all workers in a legal strike position will strike Wednesday if they don't reach an agreement by 9 p.m. ET Tuesday. Its bargaining groups — one of about 35,000 Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) workers, the other of about 120,000 staff spread across more than 20 departments and agencies — each moved into legal strike positions last week after strike votes. GUEST: Peggy Nash, Chair of the Ted Rogers School of Management Centre for Labour Management Relations and author of Women Winning Office: An Activist's Guide To Getting Elected - Envision access to shops, parks, schools, and medical facilities within a 15-minute walk or bike ride! So why are we scared of well-planned communities that don’t worship cars? GUEST: Lorraine Sommerfeld, Columnist for Driving.ca and the Hamilton Spectator
4/18/202344 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary:

4/18/20232 minutes, 4 seconds
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How about those Blue Jays!

GUEST: Josh Goldberg, Baseball Journalist for TheScore
4/18/20238 minutes, 59 seconds
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This Week In Canadian Politics: Interference & Parliament, Top stories from Queen’s Park & The Washington Report w/ Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·       Telford testimony ·       Election interference allegation don’ add up says Trudeau’s aid ·       Parliament is back in session ·       And more…. GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - Topics Include: ·        Ontario Liberals to announce new leader in December ·        Ford hints at Ontario Science centre ·        Ontario bypasses region of Waterloo planning to open more land for development ·        And more… GUEST: Sabrina Nanji, Publisher of the Queen’s Park Observer - Topics Include: ·        Growing fears that DeSantis might even be too radical for Republicans ·        Fox News and Dominion trail ·        Trump & Pence compete for ovations at NRA ·        And more… GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News
4/17/202350 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Still Lots Of Questions About Hamilton’s LRT!

4/17/20232 minutes, 8 seconds
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Tech Talk - April 14, 2023

4/14/202318 minutes, 39 seconds
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Telford preps to testify today, What can Canada learn from Sweden’s electrified home heating & Benefits of allowing undocumented immigrants to stay & work here!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Ahead of Friday testimony from his chief of staff on foreign election interference, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he and Katie Telford have talked about the issue "many" times over the years. What do we expect today? GUEST: Richard Brennan, Former Journalist with The Toronto Star covering both Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill - In the 1970s, three quarters of Swedish homes were heated with oil boilers. Today, electric-powered heat pumps have all but replaced oil in single-family homes (most multi-family homes rely on district heating). That has driven greenhouse gas emissions from oil heating of buildings down 95 per cent since 1990, according to the Swedish Energy Agency, said Martin Forsén a Swedish heating industry veteran and president of the European Heat Pump Association. So how did that happen? And are there lessons for Canada's transition away from fossil heating? GUEST: Ian Lee, Associate Professor with the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University - Could allowing undocumented immigrants to stay and work here in Canada benefit us? GUEST: Armine Yalnizyan, Economist and Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers
4/14/202336 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Don’t Expect Surprises From Telford Testimony!

4/14/20232 minutes, 5 seconds
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Trudeau thinks the political climate has changed, it’s probably because of him. Why aren’t we moving on LNG? EV’s are upon us! Who will dominate the battery war? Many Cdns are still driving impaired.

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast:   Trudeau has been in office for a long time, and in that time he’s been met with scandal after scandal. Why? Well, he believes the political climate has changed. If you ask Warren Kinsella, Former Special Assistant to Jean Chretien… it’s probably because of him GUEST: Warren Kinsella, Former Special Assistant to Jean Chretien and War Room Director for Dalton McGuinty (3 times) - Yet another provincial Premier out east is concerned about Ottawa’s mishandeling of our contributions to the energy crisis. Obviously it’s important to transition to clean sources of energy, however we have the natural resources such as liquid natural gas that the world has been asking for and Trudeau is saying no. GUEST: Diane Francis, Editor at Large with the National Post - EVs, electric vehicles, are becoming a technology that we are seeing on our roads. Governments are also pushing for technology like EVs hard. But in the war of batteries, who is set to dominate the market? Surprisingly, it’s not Canada. GUEST: Heather Exner-Pirot is a Senior policy analyst at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute - A recent survey conducted by MADD Canada is showing some troubling numbers, as even in 2023 there are many Canadians who are still driving while impaired. GUEST: Eric Dumschat, Legal Director for MADD Canada.
4/13/202353 minutes, 9 seconds
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Warren Kinsella: If the 'political climate' has changed, it is because of Justin Trudeau

GUEST: Warren Kinsella, Former Special Assistant to Jean Chretien and War Room Director for Dalton McGuinty (3 times)
4/13/202317 minutes, 41 seconds
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Liz Mulholland, CEO of Prosper CANADA

4/12/202310 minutes, 49 seconds
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Latest BoC Announcement

GUEST: Brian Hogben, Broker for Mission35 Mortgages and author of “How to Get Mortgage Free Really F*$%ing Fast!: The Book on How to Pay Off Your Mortgage in Canada with 10 Simple Steps”
4/12/20239 minutes, 40 seconds
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Canada's Global Affairs department is in crisis

GUEST: Aurel Braun, Professor of International Relations and a Senior Member of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto
4/12/202315 minutes, 41 seconds
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CEO and Board at Trudeau Foundation resigns, Trudeau announces new military aid for Ukraine & For profit LTC homes in Ontario vacating instead of upgrading!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: The C-E-O and the volunteer board of directors of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation are stepping down because they say their work has been politicized by ongoing allegations of Chinese interference in Canadian elections. GUEST: Dr. Robert Huish, Associate Professor with the Department of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University - The federal government has announced a range of military, economic and cultural measures to support Ukraine in its war with Russia. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement in Toronto alongside the visiting Ukrainian P-M. GUEST: Thomas Hughes, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Canadian Defence and Security Network - For-profit nursing homes in Canada’s largest city are vacating the sector rather than undertaking mandatory upgrades, creating a property sell-off that hinders the Ontario government’s promise of 60,000 new and upgraded beds by 2028. The problem stems from two colliding forces: Toronto’s red-hot real estate market and a looming deadline for outdated homes to comply with design standards requiring single- or double-occupancy rooms. Faced with a choice between significant construction costs or selling their properties to housing developers, many nursing-home owners are opting for the latter. GUEST: Laura Tamblyn Watts, CEO, CanAge
4/12/202337 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Some LTC Facilities, Are Putting Profits Ahead of Quality Care!

4/12/20232 minutes, 16 seconds
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Latest from the Russia-Ukraine war!

GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
4/11/202312 minutes, 6 seconds
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Trudeau’s decade in Leadership – is it time for change? Leaked Pentagon Documents & Critics warn Ford gov’t against latest housing plan!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: On the 10th anniversary of his winning the party leadership, a battered yet battle-tested prime minister is governing in the face of stubborn speculation about his political future. Those close to him say Trudeau remains committed to the political vision that propelled him to office and saved the Liberals from ruin in 2015. GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - Hackers working with Russia’s spy agency claimed earlier this year to have disrupted operations at a Canadian natural-gas pipeline company, inflicting costly damage on its infrastructure, leaked Pentagon documents say. The Globe and Mail has been unable to independently verify the allegations in the U.S. intelligence documents, the contents of which have also been reported by U.S. media. There is no evidence to date that a natural-gas pipeline company in Canada suffered such an attack, which the Pentagon documents suggest occurred earlier this year. GUEST: Steve Chase, Senior Parliamentary Reporter for the Globe and Mail - In a new push to reach its target of 1.5 million new homes by 2031, Premier Doug Ford’s government is proposing a slew of changes that include allowing municipalities to build faster on undeveloped land — which critics warn will fuel sprawl into farmland. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark said Thursday his wide-ranging measures are intended to provide better protections for tenants and home buyers in a housing crunch of supply and affordability. GUEST: Sabrina Nanji, Publisher of the Queen’s Park Observer
4/11/202347 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Foreign Interference Does Matter To Canadians!

4/11/20232 minutes, 4 seconds
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Tech Talk - April 6, 2023

Topics Include: Ford Motor Company has filed patents for a hydrogen combustion engine, Millions of devices are susceptible to being hacked by NUIT, Videotron's acquisition of Freedom Mobile promises to provide a low-cost alternative to the major Canadian telecom providers & more! GUEST: Adam Oldfield w/ Tech Talk
4/6/202318 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Ontario gov’t to increase renters’ rights, Why won’t the Ont. Gov’t release Greenbelt documents? & Inflation goes down, but food prices continue to rise – why?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Ontario says it will invest millions to help deal with the backlog of tribunal cases between tenants and landlords while providing additional measures to protect renters against “renovictions. ALSO: Poll - Majority of Canadians who don’t own a home have ‘given up’ GUEST: Mike Collins-Williams, CEO, West End Home Builders Association - Many times over many years, Premier Ford and Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark promised to leave the green space that rings around the Greater Toronto Area untouched. They broke that promise last November by announcing that they were taking 15 chunks of land out of the Greenbelt, setting off a firestorm of public anger in Ontario. The bad news is the government is refusing to release the document. This is a troubling lack of transparency on a matter clearly in the public interest. How can members of the public know whether politicians made the right decision if they don’t have access to the evidence that was used to support that choice? GUEST: Emma McIntosh, Reporter for The Narwhal - Major grocery chain CEOs say profit margins are as thin as ever, even as they're raking in record profit. ALSO: Loblaw board says Galen Weston is underpaid, boosts compensation. GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University
4/6/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: The Government Must Do a Better Job At Selling Their Policies to Canadians!

4/6/20232 minutes, 19 seconds
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NDP under Marit Stilies opens up gap over Liberals, Ottawa People’s Commission recommends change to rebuild trust & Trump charged: Now what?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: How is Marit Stiles a ‘relative unknown’ in Ontario Politics? How could this affect her party? ALSO: Why are people dissatisfied with the Ford Government? GUEST: Peggy Nash, Former NDP Finance Critic, and author of Women Winning Office: An Activist's Guide To Getting Elected -  The City of Ottawa failed to protect the rights of its residents when thousands of protesters took over the downtown core last winter, states the second report of the Ottawa People’s Commission on the Convoy Occupation. The report, released Monday, makes 25 recommendations it states would help the city rebuild its credibility and ensure another disruptive protest like the three-week-long convoy occupation, which began as a movement against COVID mandates, will never happen again. GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa - Former U.S. President Donald Trump faced a judge in a New York City courtroom on Tuesday where he was formally arraigned on business fraud charges over hush money payments allegedly made to a woman who say they had sexual affairs with him. He pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records, which were outlined in an indictment made public shortly after Trump’s appearance in court. GUEST: Jason Opal, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Classical Studies with McGill University
4/5/202346 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Sadly, Trump TV is Back!

4/5/20232 minutes, 7 seconds
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Moshe Lander on the Bill Kelly Show

GUEST: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University
4/4/20239 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ottawa stalling on measures to combat Foreign Interference, BoC Surveys find weakening business outlook & Canadian astronaut to join Artemis II Mission!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: For more than nine months, the Liberal government has been eyeing a package of measures that could be instrumental in safeguarding Canadian democracy from foreign interference instigated by hostile states such as China – but so far has only moved ahead on one item. GUEST: Charles Burton, Senior Fellow with the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute - Business sentiment in Canada continues to worsen with companies expecting sales growth to slow over the coming year and inflation to remain elevated until at least 2025, according to the Bank of Canada’s quarterly business survey. At the same time, companies are reporting improvements in labour shortages and other supply constraints, while many expect wages to keep rising quickly. GUEST: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University - NASA announced the crew for Artemis II, which will see astronauts spending up to three weeks on a flyby trip to the moon in 2024. This mission will be the first time in more than 50 years that humans will visit the moon — or leave low Earth orbit — since Apollo 17 in 1972. And a Canadian will be onboard this milestone mission: astronaut Jeremy Hansen. GUEST: Dr. Gordon Osinski, Professor in Earth and Planetary Science, Western University
4/4/202335 minutes
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Canada Needs A 21st Century RCMP!

4/4/20232 minutes
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Russia must immediately free 2 detained Americans

GUEST:  Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
4/3/202311 minutes, 53 seconds
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This Week In Canadian Politics: Liberal-NDP Coalition Potential, Time for Change: Reforming the RCMP & The Washington Report w/ Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Did the budget ay the groundwork for a Liberal-NDO coalition? ·        O’Toole to resign his seat ·        And amore…. GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - It’s been a hell of a week for Canada’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Is it time to break up the RCMP and create a better and more secure force? GUEST: Tasha Kheiriddin, Principal at Navigator and Author of this piece on her new Substack - Topics Include: ·        Trump Arraignment ·        Trump’s campaign ·        And more… GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News 
4/3/202349 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Liberal-NDP Collation Will Not Happen!

4/3/20232 minutes, 1 second
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Tech Talk - March 31, 2023

Topics Include: Vacu-Man is hiring, Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have re-engineered concrete for modern-day applications, Smartphone phishing scams & more! GUEST: Adam Oldfield w/ Tech Talk
3/31/202318 minutes, 46 seconds
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Trump has been Indicted: what now? Economist criticizes gov’t budget spending & Changes recommended in final report into N.S Mass Shooting!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: In the 247 years the American republic has existed, no president had ever been charged with a crime, until now. Donald Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury, but so far the charges remain under seal. The investigation centred on payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter with adult film actress Stormy Daniels. GUEST: Warren Kinsella, Former Special Assistant to Jean Chretien and War Room Director for Dalton - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to add billions of dollars in new annual spending has some economists worried that Canada is at risk of racking up unsustainable debt — especially if economic growth comes in worse than expected. GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University - The long-anticipated Mass Casualty Commission’s final report into the 2020 Nova Scotia shooting highlighted significant systemic issues within Canada’s national police force and called for widespread changes. What did we learn form the report? GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa
3/31/202341 minutes, 39 seconds
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Warren Kinsella on The Bill Kelly Show!

GUEST: Warren Kinsella, Former Special Assistant to Jean Chretien and War Room Director for Dalton 
3/31/202315 minutes, 14 seconds
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Nuclear is Green Too!

GUEST: Dr. Chris Keefer, President of Canadians for Nuclear Energy 
3/31/20238 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: MPP Salaries Are Frozen….Sort of!

3/31/20232 minutes, 5 seconds
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Canadian alcohol excise tax temporarily capped at 2% after backlash

GUEST: Jeff Blay, Creative Director of the Creative Guild 
3/30/202317 minutes, 51 seconds
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Does this budget address the needs of the economy?

GUEST: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University
3/30/202311 minutes, 1 second
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What happened to Canada’s feminist gov’t, How much blame should Fullerton get for disasters on her watch & The growing threat of Russia info operations against Japan!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: What happened to Canada’s first self-declared feminist government? The one that promised to help the middle class and those trying to get into it, and delivered? The one that had our backs during the pandemic? After a year of scorching inflation not seen in 40 years, and with the threat of recession looming, we desperately needed that government back in action. This fall, when we thought they’d show up again, Canada’s first female Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said it was time to keep their powder dry. That meant: “we’re not spending.” GUEST: Armine Yalnizyan, Economist and Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers Merrilee Fullerton was the minister of children, community and social services and an MPP for an Ottawa-area riding until she resigned last Friday. How much blame should she receive for the disasters on her watch? GUEST: Matt Gurney, Columnist for TVO - The threat of authoritarian regimes targeting Canada and Japan with information and influence operations will only intensify in the coming years. GUEST: Marcus Kolga, Director of DisinfoWatch.org and Senior Fellow with the Macdonald Laurier Institute
3/30/202338 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Hamilton Arena Group Off To A Rocky Start!

3/30/20232 minutes, 9 seconds
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What the Liberal Budget accomplished, Did the budget address major concerns? & Should we be skeptical of intelligence agencies always getting it right?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: What did the Liberals accomplish in the eyes of Canadians with this budget? GUEST: Muhammad Ali, Senior Consultant for Crestview Strategies - What decisions were made in this budget that addressed the biggest concerns for Canadians? GUEST: Karina Gold, MP for Burlington, Minister of Families, Children & Social Development - Do intelligence agencies always get it right? Phil Gurski, joins the show to explain why we should be a little skeptical. GUEST: Phil Gurski, President of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting, Distinguished Fellow with the University of Ottawa’s National Security program, and former CSIS analyst 
3/29/202344 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Another Budget Disappointment!

3/29/20232 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ont. Doctors blast province for ending Healthcare for uninsured, Canadian Chamber calls for clear strategy on economic growth & What are Han Dong’s legal options?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Ontario doctors and the organization representing them blasted the provincial government on Saturday for its quietly unveiled plans to end a program that provides health-care services for people without health insurance. The Ontario Medical Association said it first learned of the pending suspension on Friday, issuing a statement saying it received notice from the government that the Physician and Hospital Services for Uninsured Persons Program would wind down as of March 31. The Ministry of Health later confirmed the decision and end date. GUEST: Dr. Jason Profetto, Family Physician & Chair of Clinical Skills and MD Admissions with McMaster University - Canadian Chamber: Federal budget needs a clear strategy for economic growth GUEST: Matthew Holmes, Senior Vice President of Policy & Government Relations with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce - What are Han Dong’s legal options and chances? GUEST: Andrew Furgiuele, Lecturer with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto
3/28/202343 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Freeland’s Budget Challenge!

3/28/20232 minutes, 4 seconds
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Key issues Biden & Trudeau tackled; Will the Liberals survive this budget? & The Washington Report w/ Reggie Cecchini on Trumps first 2024 rally!

 The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Biden gives Trudeau chance to claw back control on agenda ·        Key issues tackled from presidential visit ·        Federal budget coming… GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - Will the liberals survive this budget, or will they use it to die on their own sward? GUEST: David Macdonald, Senior Economist with The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Topics include: ·        Trump’s first 2024 rally ·        Biden’s visit to Canada ·        And more… GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News 
3/27/202341 minutes, 11 seconds
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Latest from the Russia-Ukraine war!

GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
3/27/20239 minutes, 39 seconds
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Canada’s economy is at a greater risk of a “hard landing”

GUEST: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University
3/27/20239 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Canadian Politicians Could Learn From Biden!

3/27/20232 minutes, 12 seconds
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Tech Talk - March 24, 2023

Topics Include: AI duplicated machine, melting spy robot , Researchers are developing a cloak of invisibility & More! GUEST: Adam Oldfield w/ Tech Talk
3/24/202318 minutes, 6 seconds
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Are we Losing Canada? Key Takeaways from Ontario’s Budget Announcement & How do we stop Foreign Powers from Undermining Democracy?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: After the Chinese Communist Party’s 1949 victory in China’s civil war, the question of “Who lost China” rocked Washington. As President Biden makes his first presidential trip to Ottawa this week, he should ask if the next country about which that question will be asked is Canada. GUEST: Brian Lee Crowley is the Founder and Managing Director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. His most recent book is “Gardeners vs. Designers: Understanding the Great Fault Line in Canadian Politics -  Ontario is boosting funding for hospitals, pediatric care, mental health and home care as part of its efforts to reform health care in the province. The provincial budget released Thursday detailed an $850 million increase in funding to hospitals — a four per cent boost in base funding — plus $200 million to address health-care staffing shortages across the entire system. GUEST: Peter Bethlanfalvy, Ontario Minister of Finance - As U.S. President Joe Biden visits Canada for the first time since taking office, the results of a new Maru Public Opinion / GZERO poll finds that while Canadians may think less of the improvement of the Canada/U.S. relationship than Americans do today compared to the Trump era five years ago, they near unanimous on one major potential action being a top priority: both Canadians (91%) and Americans (93%) want security and intelligence efforts boosted to stop foreign powers undermining democracy. GUEST: John Wright, Executive Vice President of Maru Public Opinion
3/24/202341 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Budget Offers No Help To Relieve The Affordability Crisis!

3/24/20231 minute, 59 seconds
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Shawn Whatley on the Bill Kelly Show

GUEST: Dr. Shawn Whatley, Author of ‘When Politics Comes Before Patients — Why and How Canadian Medicare is Failing’, and a senior fellow with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute
3/24/20239 minutes, 43 seconds
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What the Ontario NDP wants from today’s Budget, Biden’s coming to Canada & Liberal MP Han Dong denies Foreign Interference allegations & leaves caucus!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: What does the NDP want to see in the Ontario budget today? GUEST: Marit Styles, Leader of the Ontario NDP - Topics Include: ·       Biden urged to raise Canadian bills ·       Canadian defense under the microscope ·       Has Biden been a good friend to Canada? ·       And more…. GUEST: Wayne Petrozzi, Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Toronto Metropolitan University - A Canadian lawmaker has resigned from the governing Liberal Party caucus after a media report alleged he advised Chinese diplomats to not release two imprisoned Canadians in 2021. Han Dong, the MP representing a district in Toronto, said the report with “unverified and anonymous sources” was false and an attack on his reputation and loyalty to Canada. GUEST: Dr. Robert Huish, Associate Professor with the Department of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University
3/23/202335 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Biden Had It Right…Competition Is Key!

3/23/20232 minutes, 7 seconds
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Takeaways from Xi and Putin talks in Moscow

GUEST: Aurel Braun, Professor of International Relations and a Senior Member of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto
3/22/202313 minutes, 20 seconds
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Michael Kempa on The Bill Kelly Show

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has released foreign interference special rapporteur David Johnston's mandate, which instructs the former governor general to determine by May 23 whether a public inquiry is necessary. However, Johnston will have months more to dig into the broader issue of shoring up Canada's democracy. GUEST:  Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa
3/22/202310 minutes, 10 seconds
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Telford agrees to testify on Foreign interference, PMO releases mandate for ‘special rapporteur’ & The Feds step into the Greenbelt debate!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's chief of staff has agreed to testify before one of the committees investigating the extent of the Chinese government's interference in Canada's elections — and what the Liberal government knew about it. GUEST: Daniel Béland, Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has released foreign interference special rapporteur David Johnston's mandate, which instructs the former governor general to determine by May 23 whether a public inquiry is necessary. However, Johnston will have months more to dig into the broader issue of shoring up Canada's democracy. GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa - Ontario’s plans to build housing near a massive national park could be shut down if a new study shows a negative impact on biodiversity and at-risk species, the federal environment minister warned on Tuesday. Steven Guilbeault said the study will be conducted as soon as possible in Rouge National Urban Park in the Greater Toronto Area GUEST: Phil Pothen, Ontario Environment Program Manager for Environmental Defence
3/22/202337 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Greenbelt Battle Is Not Over Yet!

3/22/20232 minutes, 18 seconds
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Building Ontario by Doubling Economic Immigration

GUEST: Richard Lyall, President of the Residential Construction Council of Ontario
3/21/20239 minutes, 39 seconds
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China’s effort to meddle in Canadian affairs, What some NHL players don’t understand about homosexuality in the bible & The Global effort to stop a banking crisis!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        China’s longstanding effort to meddle in Canadian affairs ·        Will Biden push Canada to boost defense spending? ·        Biden to ask Canadians to stabilize Haiti ·        And more… GUEST: Christian Leuprecht, Professor at both the Royal Military College of Canada and Queen's University, and a Fellow at the Macdonald Laurier Institute - Goalie James Reimer refused to wear a Pride-themed jersey, citing his faith. But what do the Scriptures actually say? GUEST: Michael Coren, Author and Anglican Cleric - Some of the world's largest central banks came together on Sunday to stop a banking crisis from spreading as Swiss authorities persuaded UBS Group AG on Sunday to buy rival Credit Suisse Group AG in a historic deal. UBS will pay 3 billion Swiss francs ($4.4 billion Cdn) for 167-year-old Credit Suisse and assume up to $5.4 billion US ($7.4 billion Cdn) in losses in a deal backed by a massive Swiss guarantee and expected to close by the end of 2023. GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University
3/21/202344 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: We’re Learning More About Foreign Interference….And It’s Not A Pretty Picture!

3/21/20232 minutes, 6 seconds
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Elliot Tepper on The Bill Kelly Show

GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
3/20/202311 minutes, 44 seconds
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Does Ontario need cannabis bars?

GUEST: Mitchell Osak (OH-SACK), CEO Quanta Consulting Inc
3/20/20238 minutes, 51 seconds
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David Johnston Pushback, CSIS & Gov’t relationship status, Arrest Warrant out for Putin & The Washington Report w/ Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        David Johnston push back ·        On e year anniversary of NDP/Liberal deal ·        Biden visiting Canada ·        And more… GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - Is the relationship between CSIS and the federal government broken? Is so, how can it be repaired? GUEST: Stephanie Carvin, Associate Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University US President Joe Biden has welcomed the International Criminal Court's issuing of an arrest warrant against his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. The ICC accused President Putin of committing war crimes in Ukraine - something President Biden said the Russian leader had "clearly" done. The claims focus on the unlawful deportation of children from Ukraine to Russia since Moscow's invasion in 2022. GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University - Topics Include: ·        Trump could be arrested Tuesday ·        Abortion on the ballot? ·        Biden could ask Canada to stabilize Haiti ·        And more…. GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News 
3/20/202357 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: David Johnston’s Dilemma!

3/20/20232 minutes
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Aaron Gillespie, Partner at KPMG (Hamilton Branch) on The Bill Kelly Show - March 17, 2023

Aaron Gillespie, Partner at KPMG (Hamilton Branch), specializes in Canadian tax compliance and advisory services.
3/17/202314 minutes, 29 seconds
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Tech Talk March 17th, 2023

3/17/202319 minutes, 9 seconds
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Millard is back in the news, celebrating Larry Smith's legacy, and out of control concert ticket prices.

GUEST: Susan Clairmont, columnist, Hamilton Spectator. - GUEST: Ron Foxcroft, CEO of Fluke Transport, creator of the FOX40 whistle, author of ‘40 Ways of the Fox’, Member of the Order of Canada, former basketball referee. - GUEST: Eric Alper, Publicist and music commentator. 
3/17/202331 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary - Do the Conservatives have a Poilievre problem?

3/17/20232 minutes, 8 seconds
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Dr. Tiffany Leighton, Professor of Biotechnology with Mohawk College

3/16/202316 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ontario Connecting Long-Term Care Residents in Ottawa to Specialized Care and Supports

GUEST:  Laura Tamblyn Watts, CEO of CanAge 
3/16/20238 minutes, 5 seconds
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2023 Provincial Budget

GUEST:  Michelle Eaton, Vice President of Public Affairs with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
3/16/20239 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ontario EV Plants: putting the cart in front of the horse

GUEST: Dr. Chris Keefer, President of Canadians for Nuclear Energy 
3/16/202312 minutes, 51 seconds
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David Johnston named special Rapporteur – What’s next? Ontario PC’s moving to make it harder to sue the gov’t & Home sales plunged this year – is this the bottom?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Trudeau names former governor general David Johnston as special Rapporteur ·        Federal budget ·        And more... GUEST: Muhammad Ali, Senior Consultant for Crestview Strategies -   Premier Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives are moving to make it harder to sue the Ontario government.  The PCs plan to repeal and replace the long-standing Ontario Proceedings Against the Crown Act — legislation that, among other things, outlines government liability in cases of misfeasance and negligence. The new law would increase the legal threshold necessary to proceed with civil litigation, including class action lawsuits, against the government. Further, it would considerably limit the instances in which the government could be on the hook for financial compensation to plaintiffs. GUEST: Andrew Furgiuele, Lecturer with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto - Canada’s housing market showed signs of life in February following a year of cooling off, but experts are watching the typically busy spring season to determine whether the correction has hit its bottom. The Canadian Real Estate Association said Wednesday that while monthly home sales were down 40 per cent from the same month a year earlier in February, sales actually rose 2.3 per cent from January. That was thanks largely to an uptick in activity in the Greater Toronto and Vancouver areas. GUEST: Frank Clayton, Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Urban Research and Land Development at Toronto Metropolitan University
3/16/202341 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: David Johnston Is The Right Choice….Now What?

3/16/20232 minutes, 10 seconds
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U.S. drone intercepted by Russian fighter jet

GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
3/15/20238 minutes, 58 seconds
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Should Singh pull support for the Liberals? Homelessness is an emergency all across Ontario & Daily monitoring of Canadian banks in wake of SVB collapse!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: OP-ED: Should Jagmeet Singh pull his support for the Liberals? It is up to the opposition parties to take a stand and put the country before the party, and let the dominoes fall where they may.   GUEST: Tasha Kheiriddin, Principal at Navigator and Author of The Right Path - The homelessness crisis in Ontario is not just an unfortunate situation. It is the outcome of decades of policy decisions and poor choices made by successive Ontario governments. This is why municipalities are calling on the Government of Ontario to step up and show leadership and accountability in addressing the serious problem it has created. The homelessness crisis is a made-in-Ontario crisis that calls out for intelligent and co-ordinated action on the part of the province. GUEST: Colin Best, President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, and Regional Councillor for Ward 1 in Milton - Canada’s banking regulator is increasing its monitoring of domestic banks’ financial health as the fallout from Silicon Valley Bank’s failure ripples through markets, even after U.S. leaders introduced rare measures designed to avoid repeating the run on deposits that toppled the tech-lending leader. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions took control of SVB’s Canadian operations on Sunday, and on Monday the regulator took steps to begin daily check-ins with banks that will enable it to monitor their liquidity, according to two sources with knowledge of the decision. The frequent updates are a precautionary tool last used in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, designed to provide an early warning if any signs of stress emerge. GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University
3/15/202343 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Politicians Should Not Be Investigating Foreign Interference!

3/15/20232 minutes, 18 seconds
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Most Canadians Trust Election & Support Interference Inquiry, Privatization in education could be next & Why Workers shortage threatens $10/day childcare!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: New polling shows the majority of Canadians support the federal government calling an independent inquiry into allegations of foreign interference, but still feel the country's electoral system is safe. GUEST: Andrew Enns, Executive Vice-President of Central Canada for Leger - Ontario teachers need to pay attention to the Ford government’s move to allow more private delivery in the public health care system because education could be next, warns the president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation. GUEST: Karen Littlewood, President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation - Agencies that run daycares say they're so short of early childhood educators that they doubt the national program of $10-a-day child care can be delivered to all the kids who will need a spot.  Stories abound of daycare centres running at half capacity, asking parents to take their kids out of care for a day or two a week, or even shutting down operations entirely, all for lack of staff.  The Trudeau government is promising to give all families in Canada access to high quality child care at an average price of $10 per day. Its plan calls for creating 250,000 new child-care spots by 2026.  GUEST: Kerry McCuaig, Fellow with the Atkinson Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education with U of T
3/14/202344 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Canada Needs To Step Up!

3/14/20232 minutes, 9 seconds
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This Week In Canadian Politics, Vincent Ke resigns from Ontario PC caucus amid interference allegations & The Washington Report w/ Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·       Parliamentary committee’s straying beyond poetics ·       Poilievre must do more to win over women voters ·       Conservatives more trusted than Liberals to manage finances ·       And more…. GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - Ontario legislative member Vincent Ke, has resigned from the PC party following a Global News report of allegations by intelligence sources that Ke was involved in an election interference network directed by China’s consulate in Toronto. Ke, who represents the Toronto-area riding of Don Valley North, denies the allegations.  GUEST: Sabrina Nanji, Publisher of the Queen’s Park Observer - Topics Include: ·        U.S Federal reserve governors to hold closed-door meeting today ·        Silicon Valley Bank ·        And more…. GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News
3/13/202342 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Like It Or Not, NDP Will Not Back Out Of Deal With Liberals!

3/13/20232 minutes, 2 seconds
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Who should be giving long-term care residents their medicines?

GUEST: Laura Tamblyn Watts, CEO of CanAge
3/10/202310 minutes, 16 seconds
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Tech Talk - March 10, 2023

GUEST: TECH TALK with Adam Oldfield
3/10/202319 minutes, 22 seconds
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Warren Kinsella on The Bill Kelly Show

In Canada, the notion that no one should have the power to judge themselves is seen in Section 21 of the Conflict of Interest Act. That law reads: “A public office holder shall recuse himself or herself from any discussion, decision, debate or vote on any matter in respect of which he or she would be in a conflict of interest.” The “public office holder,” here, is one Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada. The “discussion or debate,” here, is the interference of China in Canada’s federal elections in 2019 and 2021. GUEST: Warren Kinsella, Former Special Assistant to Jean Chretien and War Room Director for Dalton McGuinty
3/10/202316 minutes, 3 seconds
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How can Trudeau stand in judgment of himself? NDP candidate's anti-Israel activism raises concerns in Hamilton & Canada’s Window to supply Europe w/ LNG is Closing!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: In Canada, the notion that no one should have the power to judge themselves is seen in Section 21 of the Conflict of Interest Act. That law reads: “A public office holder shall recuse himself or herself from any discussion, decision, debate or vote on any matter in respect of which he or she would be in a conflict of interest.” The “public office holder,” here, is one Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada. The “discussion or debate,” here, is the interference of China in Canada’s federal elections in 2019 and 2021. GUEST: Warren Kinsella, Former Special Assistant to Jean Chretien and War Room Director for Dalton McGuinty - Is it anti-Semitic to call the existence of Israel into question or to attend rallies with chants like “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free?” Members of the Jewish community would say yes, Ontario’s NDP is saying no and defending their candidate in Hamilton Centre. Sarah Jama is the NDP’s candidate of choice to replace Andrea Horwath as the MPP for Hamilton Centre. There’s a very good chance that Jama will soon be representing the NDP stronghold at Queen’s Park but some members of the Jewish community are concerned. GUEST: John Best, Publisher of The Bay Observer - Canada’s window of opportunity to supply Europe with liquified natural gas (LNG) is quickly closing, warns one expert as the continent reports record levels of imports.  European LNG imports skyrocketed by 63% last year as the continent moved to alleviate its dependence on Russian energy and Canada is missing out big time. GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University
3/10/202344 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Hamilton’s Tax & Spend City Council!

3/10/20232 minutes, 9 seconds
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Elliot Tepper on The Bill Kelly Show

Trudeau said he was never briefed on the issue, and his security adviser has dismissed it out of hand, but two high-level national security reports before and after the 2019 election suggest they were warned that Chinese government officials were funnelling money to Canadian political candidates. The two intelligence reports, from 2019 and 2022, raise questions about what senior federal officials knew about the alleged funding by a foreign interference network and how seriously the Trudeau government took the warnings. GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
3/9/20239 minutes, 33 seconds
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Canada at risk of following the U.S. on Gun Violence, Grocery CEO’s Deny Benefitting from Inflation & Two Reports Allege Beijing Funded Canadian Election Candidates!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: The gun lobby’s interventions in Canadian politics are not new, but in recent years their rhetoric and tactics have more closely mirrored America’s gun lobby. Are we following in their footsteps? GUEST: Dr. Najma Ahmed is a Canadian trauma surgeon and a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto, and founder of Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns - The leaders of Canada's major grocery chains insist that food price inflation is not caused by profit-mongering and that their margins on food-related profits have remained low. The CEOs and presidents of Loblaw Cos. Ltd., Metro Inc. and Empire Co. Ltd. -- which operates chains including Sobeys, Safeway and FreshCo -- appeared Wednesday in front of a parliamentary committee that is studying inflated grocery prices. Their testimony came amid calls from federal politicians, including Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, for the industry to be more transparent about what is driving its record-high profits.  GUEST: Ian Lee, Associate Professor with the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University - Trudeau said he was never briefed on the issue, and his security adviser has dismissed it out of hand, but two high-level national security reports before and after the 2019 election suggest they were warned that Chinese government officials were funnelling money to Canadian political candidates. The two intelligence reports, from 2019 and 2022, raise questions about what senior federal officials knew about the alleged funding by a foreign interference network and how seriously the Trudeau government took the warnings. GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
3/9/202341 minutes, 30 seconds
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Food Inflation: Experts want grocery CEOs to disclose food margins

GUEST: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University
3/9/202310 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Our Electoral System Needs A Reset!

3/9/20232 minutes, 5 seconds
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Reax to Bank of Canada Announcement

GUEST: James Harrison, Broker with Mortgages
3/8/20238 minutes, 21 seconds
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Who will be Ottawa’s interference rapporteur?

GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa
3/8/202316 minutes, 34 seconds
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Rising complaints on Ontario healthcare quality, Who will be the Interference Rapporteur? & The Impact of Tall Poppy Syndrome on Women Worldwide!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Ontario has seen a rising number of complaints about poor quality of care in the health system and an increase in use of force by hospital security, the province’s patient ombudsman found in his annual report released Tuesday. There were more than 3,300 complaints in the 2021-22 year, with most concentrated in the Toronto area and northern Ontario. Patient ombudsman Craig Thompson said many complaints focus on access to care and a lack of adequate staffing. GUEST: Dr. Jason Profetto, Family Physician & Chair of Clinical Skills and MD Admissions with McMaster University - Canadian opposition parties are welcome to suggest who should serve as the “special rapporteur” charged with overseeing investigations into alleged Chinese interference, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. Trudeau made the announcement Tuesday after Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre doubled down on the on the opposition’s calls for a public inquiry, one day after the prime minister announced additional independent probes and reviews into the issue – but not an inquiry. GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa - The Tallest Poppy, a study led by Dr. Rumeet Billan, reveals the consequences of this silent systemic syndrome and the impact it has on women in the workplace worldwide. The study examines the impact of Tall Poppy Syndrome on the individual and the cost to organizations. GUEST: Dr. Rumeet Billan, Author of the study and CEO of Women of Influence+
3/8/202348 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Is Political Ethics An Oxymoron?

3/8/20232 minutes, 5 seconds
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New health funding is tied to better data. What does that really mean?

GUEST:, Michael Wolfson is a Former Assistant Chief Statistician WITH Statistics Canada and an Adjunct professor in the Faculties of Medicine and law at the University of Ottawa
3/7/20238 minutes, 48 seconds
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Trudeau naming special Rapporteur to Investigate Foreign Interference, More goods needed to Fight Inflation & How you can Affordably live on a Cruise Ship!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast w/ Shiona Thompson: With his government under fire over claims that China meddled in the 2019 and 2021 votes, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced multiple investigations into foreign election interference and the appointment of a special rapporteur. GUEST: Daniel Béland, Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada - There is an old cliché that inflation results from ‘too much money chasing too few goods.’ If the supply of goods and services doesn’t match the purchasing power of people who want to buy them, then prices will be bid up, causing inflation. People with a bit of economics training often smugly assert that this adage somehow explains the inflation currently bedevilling Canadians. Unfortunately, the adage is a truism: it doesn’t provide any insight into what actually sparked an inflationary imbalance, nor how to fix it. GUEST: Jim Stanford, Economist and Director of the Centre for Future Work - Have you ever dreamed of giving it all up, leaving it all behind and hitting the road to escape all your responsibilities? It sounds good, doesn’t it? But it also sounds expensive. Or at least, it did sound expensive until now – because now a cruise company is launching a three-year, 130,000-mile, escape-your-daily-life cruise for a relatively affordable $30,000 per person per year. GUEST: Frederic Dimanche, Director of the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Toronto Metropolitan University 
3/7/202334 minutes, 12 seconds
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This Week in Canadian Politics: Election Interference, Latest from Queen’s Park & The Washington Report with Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        World watching to see how Canada reacts to election interference scandal ·        House of commons ·        Polievre in Stoney Creek & London ·        And more…. GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbill, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - What’s happening at Queen’s Park this week? GUEST: Sabrina Nanji, Publisher of the Queen’s Park Observer - Topics Include: ·        Ambitions collid as rising Democrats consider higher office ·        Marianne Williamson begins 2024 challenge to Biden ·        Why Trump is clear favorite for 2024 COP nomination ·        And more…. GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News 
3/6/202344 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Is Singh Playing Political Games?

3/6/20232 minutes, 6 seconds
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Rental Fraud!

GUEST: Rebecca Swirsky-Foster, Real Agent with RE/MAX Escarpment 
3/6/20239 minutes, 11 seconds
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Tech Talk - March 3, 2023

Topics Include: Autonomous vehicles, Netflix trying to get you back, TikTok Ban & more! GUEST: TECH TALK with Adam Oldfield
3/3/202319 minutes, 23 seconds
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China has succeeded in starting a political frenzy, What rulings in Ontario mean for homeless encampments & The challenges facing Ontario’s Liberal Party!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: There is certainly a need for seriousness at this moment. Because whatever China tried to do, it has succeeded in triggering a political and media feeding frenzy that threatens to do some real damage to Canadian democracy, regardless of what the truth might be. How do we get through this unscathed? GUEST: Charles Burton, Senior Fellow with the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute - What do the latest rulings in Ontario and B.C. mean for homeless encampments? GUEST: Justin Chandler, Journalist with TVO - After two devastating election outcomes, the Ontario Liberal Party is once again in the throes of a rebuilding process. The stakes are much higher today than five years ago when the party was reduced to a shell of its former self following 15 years of governing Canada’s largest province under two premiers. The daunting reality is that for the first time since the 1940s — when Liberals finished third in two Ontario elections — the party faces an existential threat. But before the party becomes engrossed in a potentially divisive leadership contest, it must turn inwards to assess its innermost mechanics. GUEST: Andrew Perez is a senior consultant at Hill & Knowlton Strategies, and volunteered for the Ontario Liberal Party during the 2022 election
3/3/202340 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Big Challenge For Ontario Liberals!

3/3/20231 minute, 58 seconds
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Latest on the Blue Jays during Spring Training!

GUEST: Josh Goldberg, Baseball Journalist for TheScore
3/2/202315 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ont. Liberal AGM Starts Friday, Foreign Interference allegations continue to stack up & Controversy for Loblaws….Again!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: The Ontario Liberal AGM Begins tomorrow in Hamilton. What will be the main talking points? GUEST: Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarborough—Guildwood - As reports of alleged Chinese interference in the last two federal elections stack up, one of Canada's highest-ranking intelligence officials told MPs that while Canadians' concerns about foreign meddling are understandable, they should be assured that "the last two federal elections were fair and legitimate." So what have we learned so far? GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa - Loblaws Inc. is picking up lots of controversy on social media again but this time for asking it’s customers to donate to charities tackling food insecurity. GUEST: Joanne McNeish, Associate Professor of Marketing with Toronto Metropolitan University
3/2/202345 minutes, 32 seconds
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Assessing a Portable Health Benefits Plan in Ontario

GUEST: Chris Bonnett, Author of the piece for the CD Howe Institute and Principal Consultant with H3 Consulting
3/2/202312 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: There MUST Be An Inquiry into Foreign Interference!

3/2/20232 minutes, 6 seconds
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CSIS uncovers Chinese plan to donate to Trudeau Charity, Pearson Airport to limit flights during peak times & The latest on the She-covery!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Ahead of the 2015 Canadian elections, the Chinese Community Party (CCP) reportedly considered targeting Justin Trudeau, then the Liberal Party’s national leader, to be the recipient of a million-dollar “donation” via the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, named after his father and former prime minister. Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) sources told the Globe & Mail, on condition of anonymity, that a commercial attaché at a Chinese consulate in Canada instructed Zhang Bin, a billionaire political adviser to the CCP, to transfer $1 million to the Trudeau Foundation. According to the conversation captured by CSIS, the Chinese government further added that it would reimburse Zhang for the political donation. GUEST: Steven Chase, Senior Parliamentary Reporter for the Globe and Mail - Canada’s largest airport says it will be implementing “hard limits” on the number of flights arriving or departing during March break and peak summer hours in a bid to reduce delays. The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), which operates Toronto Pearson International Airport, said in an email that it will also cap the number of passengers that can arrive internationally or depart to the United States through each terminal in a given hour. The changes will result in flights being rescheduled to keep the number of flights and passengers under the new caps. GUEST: John Gradek is former Air Canada executive and Coordinator of Integrated Aviation Management program at McGill University - The number of women in the workforce has never been higher, leading the economic recovery from the pandemic. Some are calling this a "she-covery." What factors have allowed women to get back into the workforce after the COVID-19 pandemic? GUEST: Claudia Dessanti, Senior Manager of Policy with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
3/1/202338 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Report Says Election Interference Is A Real Concern!

3/1/20232 minutes, 10 seconds
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How will the ban of TikTok on all Cdn gov devices effect politicians' ability to reach young voters?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Chinese interference in Canadian elections - How the Canadian Government is receiving information in this, and if they're taking action - And more... GUEST: Phil Gurski, President of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting, Distinguished Fellow with the University of Ottawa's National Security program, and former CSIS analyst. - Topics Include: ·        TikTok banned on all Canadian government devices - How this ban will effect politicians ability to reach young voters - And more... GUEST: Muhammad Ali, Senior Consultant for Crestview Strategies - Topics Include: ·        Ford government accused Ontario NDP sending a photographer to premier's daughter's wedding - And more... GUEST: Colin D'Mello, Queen's Park Bureau Chief for Global News
2/28/202337 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ontarians are expected to get into "Private Mortgages"

GUEST: Cathy Pimentel, Mortgage Agent with Bold Mortgage Group
2/28/20238 minutes, 4 seconds
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This Week In Canadian Politics: Foreign Interference, Trudeau shuts down hecklers at Ukraine rally & The Washington report w/ Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Liberals ignored CSIS warning in 2019 Chinese interference ·        Canada needs an inquiry into foreign political meddling ·        And more…. GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - Topics Include: ·        Trudeau promises more Leopard tanks for Ukraine ·        Trudeau shuts down heckler during rally for Ukraine on anniversary of war ·        Russia can’t ignore NATO nuclear capability ·        And more… GUEST: Thomas Hughes, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Canadian Defence and Security Network - Topics Include: ·        Biden doubts any merit in China’s Russia-Ukraine plan ·        Trump running ·        Pence draws contrast w/ DeSantis on support for Ukraine ·        And more… GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News
2/27/202347 minutes
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Ontario explores possibility of new, large scale nuclear plants!

GUEST: Dr. Chris Keefer, President of Canadians for Nuclear Energy
2/27/202310 minutes, 49 seconds
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Immigrants aren’t behind Greenbelt development!

GUEST: Fatima Syed, Journalist with The Narwhal
2/27/20238 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Time To Get Serious About Foreign Interference!

2/27/20232 minutes, 5 seconds
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Tech Talk - February 24, 2023

2/24/202319 minutes, 41 seconds
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What did the Emergencies Act inquiry teach us? A health care deal "in principle," and mining on the moon... yes, for real

Our guest wrote an op-ed titled "Freedom Convoy exposed Canada's barely functioning federalism." What have we learned? And where was Doug Ford? GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa. - Ontario and the four Atlantic provinces reached a healthcare deal with the Trudeau government "in principle." Now what does that mean? And what is still to come? GUEST: Dr. James Tiessen, Director of Health Administration & Community Care and Associate Professor with Toronto Metropolitan University - Mining on the moon could be part of Canada's future economy, creating an entire space-based supply chain, so says our guest. GUEST: Heather Exner-Pirot is a senior policy analyst at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.
2/24/202342 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary - Order the inquiry, let's get the truth

2/24/20232 minutes, 9 seconds
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Preparing for the Workforce of Tomorrow, Bank Of Canada might need to raise interest rates again & What’s happening at Roxham Road?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: According to OCC’s 2023 Ontario Economic Report, labour shortages continue to dominate as a source of concern directly impacting most employers. Yet, the light at the end of the tunnel is unfortunately far away. Baby boomers are retiring, causing additional strain on an already tight labour market. The number of babies born in Canada fell to a nearly 15-year low in 2020. And, while the federal government is making efforts to increase the number of immigrants to Canada, we are far behind, and not using all the tools at our disposal. Ontario continues to face massive labour shortages across a variety of industries. This will intensify organizations’ needs to look at ways to upskill and re-skill their current talent. The workforce of tomorrow will require nimble training options and fewer barriers to labour mobility across Canada and internationally. GUEST: Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce - It may sound like a circular argument, but the only way to stop inflation is to stop companies from raising prices. And the only way to stop that is to get inflation under control. And that could mean an end to the interest rate hike pause. After Tuesday's latest release of inflation data, warnings from Bank of Canada governor Tiff Macklem in his testimony to parliament last week offer a stark reminder of how difficult, but how essential, it is to convince the sellers of goods and services to stop raising prices. While overall inflation has eased to 5.9 per cent, that's still high. Groceries are up another 11.4 per cent.  GUEST: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University - What’s happening with Roxham Road? GUEST: Tasha Kheiriddin, Principal at Navigator and Author of The Right Path
2/23/202342 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Foreign Interference Is A Real Problem, Let’s Deal With It!

2/23/20232 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ontario needs millions of new homes. But the province faces a generational labour shortage!

GUEST: Richard Lyall, President of the Residential Construction Council of Ontario
2/22/202310 minutes, 41 seconds
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Biden uses major speech in Poland to say invasion of Ukraine will never be a victory for Russia!

GUEST: Aurel Braun, Professor of International Relations and a Senior Member of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto
2/22/202316 minutes, 48 seconds
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Schreiner rejects Ontario Liberal proposal; Canada’s inflation rate slows but food costs rise & Five Remote Work Trends for 2023!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner has rejected an offer from a group of Ontario Liberals to run for that party’s leadership declaring that he is “green for life.” Schreiner, who made history in 2018 as the first Green candidate to earn a seat at Queen’s Park, said he spoke to “thousands of people” over the last three weeks and ultimately decided to stick with his roots. GUEST: Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Ontario Green Party and MPP for Guelph - Canada's inflation rate slowed to 5.9 per cent in January, Statistics Canada said on Tuesday. That number was lower than the 6.2 per cent that economists were expecting. However, the price of groceries continued to accelerate at a faster pace than in December, the statistics agency reported. GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University - what are the five remote work trends for 2023? GUEST: Michael French, National Director for Robert Half Canada
2/22/202344 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Why Was Doug Ford Missing In Action Last Year?

2/22/20232 minutes, 14 seconds
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This Week In Canadian Politics: Electoral map & Emergencies Act, Return to Queen’s Park for MPP’s & The Washington Report w/ Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·       Federal government meets threshold to invoke emergencies act ·       Canada to get new electoral map ·       And more…. GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - Ontario politicians are preparing to return to Queen’s Park for the first time in 2023 for a legislative session that will overhaul the delivery of health care. Meanwhile, the fallout from the province’s decision to allow development in portions of the Greenbelt continue in the background. And the Ontario NDP has a new leader. GUEST: Colin D’Mello, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief for Global News - Topics Include: ·        China hits back on U.S. allegations ·        Blinken urges speedy accession of Sweden, Finland to NATO ·        Biden’s surprise visit to Ukraine ·        And more… GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News
2/21/202342 minutes, 23 seconds
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What’s next for the Emergencies Act?

GUEST: Nomi Claire Lazar, Research Council Member with the Public Order Emergency Commission (POEC), Professor in Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa and author of “States of Emergency in Liberal Democracies”
2/21/202310 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Ford Back to Work Against A Weak Opposition!

2/21/20232 minutes, 13 seconds
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Tech Talk - February 17, 2023

2/17/202317 minutes, 19 seconds
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The 'profitization' of health care, Hamilton's whistleblower line is proving its success, and financial relief for cannabis producers

In an op-ed for the Toronto Star, our guest argues the case that privatization is not the ultimate enemy in Ontario's healthcare system - the search for profits is. GUEST: Dr. Pat Armstrong, Distinguished Research Professor with York University and a Fellow with the Royal Society of Canada, - The City of Hamilton recently set up a hotline for public workers, contractors etc to report fraud and waste in municipal spending. So far over $700,000 of untoward spending has been uncovered. As well, Hamilton Centre's by-election has been called now that Andrea Horwath, the previous seated MPP, has resigned. GUEST: John Best, Publisher of The Bay Observer. - The Ontario Cannabis Store is trying to lower prices for manufacturers of pot. Will this help the industry? Will consumers see the cost benefit? GUEST: Mitchell Osak, CEO Quanta Consulting Inc
2/17/202343 minutes, 29 seconds
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Mitchell Osak on the Bill Kelly Show

2/17/202310 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary - Important healthcare issues getting lost in the rhetoric

2/17/20232 minutes, 13 seconds
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Brenda Lucki Retiring as RCMP Commissioner, Ottawa bans research funding w/ Chinese military & This Week in Provincial Politics w/ Colin D’Mello!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: She retires just before the Public Order Emergency Commission report comes out, why did she choose to step down now? & What will we remember Brenda Lucki by? GUEST: Daniel Béland, Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada - The federal government will no longer fund research with Chinese military and state security institutions and is urging the provinces and universities to adopt similar national-security measures. GUEST: Dr. Robert Huish, Associate Professor with the Department of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University - Topics Include: ·        Ontario's economic and fiscal outlook ·        Healthcare polling ·        Doug Ford’s comments on stag & Doe and John Tory ·        And more….. GUEST: Colin D’Mello, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief for Global News
2/16/202337 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Tory Had To Resign!

2/16/20232 minutes, 15 seconds
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End of the Line for Hamilton’s Commonwealth Games Bid, Inflation: Parliament summons big grocery store CEOs to testify & U.S faces showdowns w/ China & Russia!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Hamilton is no longer Canada’s “preferred candidate” for the 2030 Commonwealth Games, according to the organization trying to secure the national bid for the event. In a letter to the committee trying to secure the bid for the city, Commonwealth Sport Canada (CSC) cited a failed effort in getting government support as the reason for the dismissal. GUEST: Rich Gelder, President of the Hamilton Olympic Club and former candidate for Hamilton City Council - Members of Parliament have summoned the heads of Canada's largest grocery store chains to answer for rising food prices. On Monday, a House of Commons committee studying food price inflation called on the CEOs and presidents of Loblaw Companies, Metro and Empire Company Limited -- which operates chains including Sobeys, Safeway and FreshCo -- to attend an upcoming meeting. The proposal to hear from the industry leaders came from NDP MP Alistair MacGregor, and it received unanimous support from Liberal, Conservative and Bloc Quebecois MPs on the committee. GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University - Fighting one Cold War was bad enough. Waging two at once would be impossible. This comes as the U.S now faces simultaneous showdowns with China and Russia. GUEST: Wayne Petrozzi, Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Toronto Metropolitan University
2/15/202343 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Commonwealth Bid Is Gone….What’s Next?

2/15/20232 minutes, 5 seconds
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Dear Toronto Mayor John Tory, Canada’s job growth is challenging economic theory & Canada’s premiers agree to accept Ottawa’s health funding offer!

 The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: He’s a politician you’d never suspect of having an office sex scandal. Will this be the outgoing Toronto mayor’s legacy? GUEST: Steve Paikin, Host of ‘The Agenda’ on TVO - Canada's economy added a stunning 150,000 jobs last month. It's the second straight month that jobs numbers blew well past expectations. And it's yet one more data point that challenges the narrative that Canada needs to shed jobs to bring inflation under control. Economic theory tells us that unemployment and inflation are inextricably linked. As unemployment falls and more people work, inflation increases. And as unemployment increases, inflation drops. But that's not what's happening here. GUEST: Ian Lee, Associate Professor with the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University - Canada's premiers say the offer from the federal government for 46-billion dollars in additional health-care funding is nowhere near what they asked for...but new money cannot be turned down. They decided to formally accept the prime minister's offer from last week. What are the next steps? GUEST: Michael Wolfson is a Former Assistant Chief Statistician WITH Statistics Canada and an Adjunct professor in the Faculties of Medicine and law at the University of Ottawa
2/14/202336 minutes, 46 seconds
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Russia says Canada's 'dangerous' to visit!

GUEST: Aurel Braun, Professor of International Relations and a Senior Member of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto
2/14/20238 minutes, 58 seconds
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When do workplace relationships cross a line?

GUEST: Richard W. Leblanc, Professor of Governance, Law & Ethics, at York University
2/14/20239 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Forget Buy America….Let’s Make It Buy North America!

2/14/20232 minutes, 14 seconds
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Elliot Tepper on the Bill Kelly Show

2/13/202310 minutes, 43 seconds
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Budgets continue to climb: 'Defund the police' calls began in 2020!

GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa
2/13/202316 minutes, 31 seconds
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Flying objects over North America, Is a politician's personal life our business? & The Washington Report w/ Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Four shoot downs in one week ·        Trudeau say teams investigating object ·        Premiers will answer to voters if cash injection doesn’t improve health system ·        And more… GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - Topics include: ·       Ford denies wrongdoing over developers attending daughter's wedding & stag and doe ·       John Tory resigning as Toronto mayor GUEST: Sabrina Nanji, Publisher of the Queen’s Park Observer   Topics Include: ·        What do we knowabout the unidentified objects? ·        Republicans clash over prosecutors over enforcement of abortion ban ·        And more… GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News
2/13/202343 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Is This Really A Better Health-care Deal?

2/13/20231 minute, 55 seconds
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Tech Talk - February 10, 2023

Topics Include: Electric air cleaners, Chat GPT, new self-air conditioning tent & more! GUEST: Adam Oldfield
2/10/202319 minutes, 6 seconds
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Recapping an Interesting Week in Politics, Unmasking foreign agents in a ‘culturally sensitive’ way & Integrity Commissioner clears Ford following daughters stag & doe!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast Topics Include: ·        Doug Ford says health-care deal w. Trudeau is ‘very very close’ ·        Smith and Trudeau meet in Ottawa ·        Calls to draft Green’s Mike Schrenier a sign of Liberal arrogance ·        And more…. GUEST: Peggy Nash, Former NDP Finance Critic, and author of Women Winning Office: An Activist’s Guide To Getting Elected, available May 2022 - Any federal attempt to unmask Chinese foreign agents must be “culturally sensitive,” Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino (Eglinton—Lawrence, ON) said last night. Legislators have sought passage of a Foreign Agents Registration Act similar to a law enacted by the United States in 1938, according to Blacklock's Reporter. “To deal with threats to national security we need agencies to be inclusive, diverse and culturally sensitive so Canadians can have trust and confidence that as we are taking actions to mitigate against threats to national security they believe we are consistently going to act in the national interest,” said Mendicino. GUEST: Phil Gurski, President of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting, Distinguished Fellow with the University of Ottawa’s National Security program, and former CSIS analyst. - Ontario’s Integrity Commissioner has cleared Premier Doug Ford of wrongdoing after developers, described as “personal friends” of the premier, attended a stag and doe party for his daughter’s wedding. The revelation comes as the Ford government faces questions about whether developers were given advance notice about the controversial decision to remove lands from the Greenbelt, which the premier denies. How is this appropriate and not a conflict of interest? GUEST: Duff Conacher, Co-Founder of Democracy Watch 
2/10/202343 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Time To Get Rid Of NDA’s!

2/10/20232 minutes, 7 seconds
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Bank of Canada: tight labour market & resilient economy led to January rate hike

GUEST: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University
2/9/20238 minutes, 27 seconds
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Why isn’t Canada using Centralized Healthcare Wait-lists? Biden threatens Canadian jobs w/ Buy America & Canada/NATO allies struggle w/ Baltic defenses against Russian threats!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Canada has been talking about how to streamline access to care using queuing theory for more than 20 years. Centralized wait-lists have been proven to work. So why isn’t Canada using them in health care across the country? GUEST: Armine Yalnizyan, Economist and Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers - Canadian manufacturers are concerned about a promise made by U.S. president Joe Biden in his state of the union speech Tuesday evening, pledging to use only American materials in infrastructure projects. GUEST: Jack Jedwab, President of the Association for Canadian Studies - At the last NATO summit in Madrid, leaders of the Western military alliance ordered the conversion of battle groups in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia to full combat brigades with anywhere from 4,000 to 6,000 troops each, depending on the availability of equipment. Getting there is proving to be a struggle, according to two recent reports — one from the U.K. House of Commons, the other from a Warsaw-based international affairs think-tank. Since that June NATO summit, journalists have been asking Canadian politicians and military officials when the Canadian-led brigade in Latvia will be created and what it will look like. Their responses have been vague. GUEST: Thomas Hughes, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Canadian Defence and Security Network
2/9/202344 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Hey Joe Biden….Buy America Won’t Work!

2/9/20232 minutes, 3 seconds
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Business confidence hits record low in Ontario, even lower in Hamilton and Niagara: OCC

2/8/20239 minutes, 2 seconds
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Business Confidence Hits Record Low

GUEST: Claudia Dessanti, Senior Manager of Policy with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
2/8/202310 minutes, 9 seconds
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Will Trudeau’s healthcare offer address Ontario’s needs? Canadians upset w/ major supermarket chains amid inflation & CBC planning shift to go full streaming!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: The Trudeau government has offered premiers $46.2 billion in new healthcare funding. Is it enough? and will it address Ontario’s needs? GUEST: Dr. Jason Profetto, Family Physician & Chair of Clinical Skills and MD Admissions with McMaster University - Canadians are having a visceral reaction to the smug corporate power being projected by major supermarket chains amid today’s inflation in food prices. GUEST: Jim Stanford, Economist and Director of the Centre for Future Work - The CBC is looking to end its broadcasts on traditional TV and radio in favour of a digital-only strategy, but likely not any time soon. CBC President and CEO Catherine Tait told The Globe and Mail that “in order to remain relevant” CBC will have to shift its programming online at some point. GUEST: Bill Brioux, Television critic and author
2/8/202345 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Bad Behavior At City Hall Must Stop!

2/8/20231 minute, 49 seconds
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Elliot Tepper on The Bill Kelly Show

Ukraine sowed confusion on Monday about whether its Defence Minister would be replaced, creating doubts about the leadership of its war effort just as it braces for an expected Russian offensive. The questions over Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov were the first public sign of serious disarray in Ukraine’s wartime leadership. A day after announcing that Mr. Reznikov would be sidelined, a top ally of President Volodymyr Zelensky appeared to row back, saying no changes would be made this week. GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
2/7/202310 minutes, 55 seconds
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Trudeau to present health-care offer to Premiers, What nurses want & need from today’s summit & Ukraine braces for new Russian offensive!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: The federal government will propose a decade-long plan to fund and reform the health-care system when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with the premiers in Ottawa on Tuesday, according to sources with knowledge of the plan. The federal proposal will see new money flow as soon as the next budget. It will include a top-up to the planned across-the-board increase to the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) and substantial funding for bilateral agreements with provinces and territories to deal with their specific needs.  GUEST: Muhammad Ali, Senior Consultant for Crestview Strategies - What do nurses need and want from this healthcare meeting today? GUEST: Dr. Claudette Holloway, President of the Registered Nurses of Ontario - Ukraine sowed confusion on Monday about whether its Defence Minister would be replaced, creating doubts about the leadership of its war effort just as it braces for an expected Russian offensive. The questions over Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov were the first public sign of serious disarray in Ukraine’s wartime leadership. A day after announcing that Mr. Reznikov would be sidelined, a top ally of President Volodymyr Zelensky appeared to row back, saying no changes would be made this week. GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
2/7/202336 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Today’s Healthcare Meeting Is Just The Start Of A Long Process!

2/7/20232 minutes, 1 second
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This week in Canadian politics, David Lametti on Bail Reform, Gun laws & MAID concerns & Reggie Cecchini w/ The Washington report!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Liberals ditch gun law reform ·        Trudeau’s anti-islamophobia siaster reveals a gov’t dangerously out of touch with voters ·        Trudeau adds former McKinsey executive to his hug club ·        And more…. GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - Topics Include: ·        bail reform for violent ·        repeat offenders; nixing the gun amendment ·        concerns about MAiD. GUEST: David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada - Topics Include: ·        U.S. military shoots down suspected Chinese spy balloon ·        Biden to lay out contrasts with GOP in state of the union ·       Former Russian president says more U.S. weapons supplied to Ukraine will trigger further retaliatory strikes ·        And more…. GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News
2/6/202344 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: No Wonder Canadians Our Disenchanted With Politics!

2/6/20232 minutes, 7 seconds
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Hamilton consortium says Bulldogs will be ‘welcome back’ following multi-year arena redevelopment

2/3/20237 minutes, 49 seconds
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Tech Talk - February 3rd, 2023

2/3/202318 minutes, 59 seconds
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Opinion softening on Emergencies Act, will Hamilton lose the Bulldogs? And more on Mike Schreiner and the Ontario Liberals.

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: The tide is turning on the so-called Freedom Convoy. New polls suggest more Canadians believe the use of the Emergencies Act by the Federal Government was justified to clear out protesters occupying the capital, compared with polling done before the public inquiry into the use of the Act. GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa. Brantford is posing itself as the new home for the Hamilton Bulldogs, but our guest thinks that team owner Michael Andlauer is not telling the whole truth to the public about the team's fate. GUEST: Jasper Kujavsky, Member of Hamilton Urban Precinct. Arts & Entertainment Group (HUPEG) Mike Schreiner is a popular man right now, current leader of the Ontario Green Party and being courted by the Ontario Liberals to become their leader. The Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May issued a public statement, warning Schreiner to 'think twice' about the offer. GUEST: Warren Kinsella, Former Special Assistant to Jean Chretien and War Room Director for Dalton McGuinty
2/3/202340 minutes, 51 seconds
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Warren Kinsella, Former Special Assistant to Jean Chretien and War Room Director for Dalton McGuinty

2/3/202315 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary - Canadian Universities must stop collaborating with Chinese Military scientists

2/3/20232 minutes, 13 seconds
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Liberals facing hard-hitting questions as Parliament Returns, Medical assistance in dying needs fixing & The No Name price freeze comes to an end!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Parliament is back after a six-week break and the Liberal government is facing aggressive questions from the opposition bench about a number of ethical missteps and the sorry state of Canada's health-care system — two issues that are poised to dominate this spring sitting. ALSO: Dominic Barton, former McKinsey head, to Face MP questions about contract concerns. GUEST: Daniel Béland, Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada - Does Canada’s medical assistance in dying legislation need fixing? Jeff Palkin joins us to discuss his op-ed in the Hamilton Spectator. GUEST: Jeff Paikin, President of New Horizon Development Group - Loblaw’s three-month-long “price freeze” on its No Name products ended Tuesday as one of its main rivals warns cost increases are coming to store shelves. However, while overall inflation appears to be on the decline, the scrapping of the price freeze comes at a time when Canadian food prices are still higher than overall inflation, according to Statistics Canada’s December 2022 report. What are the implications? GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University
2/2/202342 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Greenbelt Investigations Ramp Up!

2/2/20232 minutes, 9 seconds
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Rebecca Vachon on the Bill Kelly Show. February 1st, 2023

2/1/20238 minutes, 5 seconds
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Why do the Ont. Liberals want a Green Party leader to run their party? New voluntary standards for LTC & Ontario’s plan for York Region sewage could hurt the Great Lakes!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: The Ontario Liberals think Mike Schreiner, leader of the Green Party of Ontario, should come be their new leader. We have a Green party for a reason, why would they even approach him? And how desperate are they? GUEST: Matt Gurney, Columnist for TVO - Promised new national standards for long-term care homes in Canada have now been published — part of Ottawa's attempt to avoid a repeat of the alarming death tolls in long-term care homes that marked the early phase of the pandemic. The Health Standards Organization (HSO) published 60 pages of comprehensive standards Tuesday, to complement the release of 115 pages of standards from the Canadian Standards Association Group (CSA) in December. The federal government launched the standards project in the spring of 2021. While the new standards are voluntary, health experts say they won't do the job unless LTC homes adopt all of them without exceptions. GUEST: Laura Tamblyn Watts, CEO of CanAge - The Doug Ford government says its vision for its second term is to get desperately needed homes built in Ontario. In York Region, the key to that vision is a massive pipeline that transfers water from one Great Lake region to another. The big grid of pipes moves water and sewage in an intricate back-and-forth system between Lake Ontario and York Region, a suburb of 1.17 million people between Toronto and Lake Simcoe. York gets its water for drinking, and flushing toilets, from both Lake Simcoe and Lake Ontario. GUEST: Fatima Syed, Journalist with The Narwhal
2/1/202341 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: New Long Term Care Standards Must Be Mandatory!

2/1/20232 minutes, 13 seconds
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Boris Johnson says Putin threatened U.K. with missile strike

GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
1/31/202310 minutes, 46 seconds
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Feds failed to spend billions in promised programs & services, Mike Schreiner not ruling out Liberal leadership bid & Universities conducting joint research with Chinese military scientists!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: The federal government failed to spend tens of billions of dollars in the last fiscal year on promised programs and services, including new military equipment, affordable housing and support for veterans. Federal departments are blaming a variety of factors for letting a record total of $38 billion in funding lapse in 2021-22, including delays and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. GUEST: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University - Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner isn't ruling out a bid for the leadership of the Ontario Liberals. A group of high-profile Liberals — including former cabinet ministers Deb Matthews and Liz Sandals, and current Liberal caucus member Lucille Collard — released a letter Sunday urging Schreiner to join the party and run to be its leader. GUEST: Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Ontario Green Party and MPP for Guelph - Canadian universities conducting joint research with Chinese military scientists. The joint research projects are generating knowledge that could help drive China’s defence sector in cutting-edge, high-tech industries. Are they aloud to do that still? GUEST: Dr. Robert Huish, Associate Professor with the Department of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University
1/31/202342 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Complaining To Local MPP's Won't Solve Hamilton's Problems!

1/31/20232 minutes, 8 seconds
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NFL Recap with Andy McNamara - Bill Kelly Show 23/01/30

Andy McNamara, National Fantasy Football Host and Journalist for Rogers Sportsnet
1/30/20239 minutes, 2 seconds
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This Week in Canadian Politics: Return of Parliament, Canada’s tank donation to Ukraine & The Washington Report w/ Jennifer Johnson!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Parliament returns ·        Healthcare negotiations ·        Trudeau AND Poilievre attach each other in dueling speeches ·        And more… GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - Canada will supply Ukraine with four Leopard 2 A4 main battle tanks and Canadian Armed Forces trainers to teach Ukrainian soldiers how to operate the vehicles, Defence Minister Anita Anand announced Thursday. GUEST: Christian Leuprecht (le-PRECK, NOT LEW-preck), Professor at both the Royal Military College of Canada and Queen's University, and a Fellow at the Macdonald Laurier Institute - Topics Include: ·        Calls for police reforms flood Memphis ·        U.S general predicts country will be at war with China in 2025 ·        GOP national sales tax talk backfires ·        And more…. GUEST: Jennifer Johnson, Washington Correspondent for Global News
1/30/202348 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Will The Green Party Leader Become A Liberal?

1/30/20231 minute, 58 seconds
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Hamilton reports historic low in homicides for 2022, but shootings still high: police

1/27/20238 minutes, 23 seconds
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Tech Talk - January 27, 2023

GUEST: TECH WITH ADAM OLDFIELD
1/27/202318 minutes, 9 seconds
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Is Ford’s healthcare plan the right fix to Ontario’s crisis? Liberal's caucus retreat is underway & Major concerns w/ real estate fraud in the GTA!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: There’s no question that Ontario’s public health-care system is strained, but is the Ford governments plan to help ease the stress by expanding for-profit medical services the right fix? GUEST: David Moscrop, Political Theorist, Columnist for The Washington Post and author of ‘Too Dumb For Democracy’ - The cost of living will be top of mind for Liberal members of Parliament as they prepare to head back to the House of Commons next week, but for their Indigenous caucus, affordability is a long-standing issue. The Indigenous caucus met on Thursday, kicking off the federal Liberal’s three-day winter retreat during which they are strategizing about their priorities for the upcoming sitting. GUEST: John Best, Publisher of The Bay Observer - CBC Toronto has learned that a handful of organized crime groups are behind these real-estate frauds — in which at least 30 homes in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have either been sold or mortgaged without the real owners' knowledge. Those revelations come from a private investigation firm working for a title insurance company to try and get to the bottom of the scams, which are costing insurers millions in claims.  What happens if title insurance falls apart? GUEST: Jennifer Quaid, Associate Professor and Vice-Dean of Research in Civil Law at the University of Ottawa
1/27/202337 minutes, 57 seconds
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Renters in Hamilton are facing the toughest market since 2002: CMHC report

1/27/202312 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Affordable Housing? ….Show Me The Money!

1/27/20232 minutes, 10 seconds
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Top doctor says Ontario 'must remain vigilant' past flu peak, COVID variant advances

1/26/202313 minutes, 1 second
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Are the Bank of Canada's rate hikes over?

GUEST: Brandon Woodward, Mortgage Agent with Bold Mortgage Group
1/26/20237 minutes, 10 seconds
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Trudeau will sit down w/ Canadian Premiers, Germany & U.S. send dozens of tanks to Ukraine & Pierre Poilievre joins us to discuss Canada’s economy!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·       Trudeau and premiers meet Feb 7th to discuss healthcare funding ·        Will Canada give Ukraine tanks? ·        Angry protestors in Hamilton ·        And more… GUEST: Muhammad Ali, Senior Consultant for Crestview Strategies - Germany and the United States said Wednesday they will send battle tanks to Ukraine, the first stage of a co-ordinated effort by the West to provide dozens of the heavy weapons to help Kyiv break combat stalemates as Russia's invasion enters its 12th month. U.S. President Joe Biden said the U.S. will send 31 M1 Abrams battle tanks to Ukraine, reversing months of persistent arguments by Washington that the tanks were too difficult for Ukrainian troops to operate and maintain. The U.S. decision follows Germany agreeing to send 14 Leopard 2 A6 tanks from its own stocks. Germany had said the Leopards would not be sent unless the U.S. put its Abrams on the table, not wanting to incur Russia's wrath without the U.S. similarly committing its own tanks. GUEST: Thomas Hughes, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Canadian Defence and Security Network - What is the state of Canada’s economy in light of yesterday’s interest rate hike? GUEST: Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and MP for Carleton
1/26/202342 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Ford Government & Teachers Unions Heading For A Showdown!

1/26/20232 minutes, 13 seconds
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ROMA 2023 Discussions & Solutions, Day 2 of Trudeau’s cabinet retreat, Jobs at risk as BoC raises rates & Bo Levi Mitchell signs 3-year contract w/ TiCats!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: What solutions have been discussed this week At ROMA in light of Bill 23? GUEST: Colin Best, President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, and Regional Councillor for Ward 1 in Milton - Topics include: ·        Economy warnings ·        Will there be a 2023 election? ·        Canada’s passports ·        Ukraine update GUEST: Wayne Petrozzi, Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Toronto Metropolitan University - Another rate hike from the Bank of Canada this week risks pushing the Canadian economy into a deep recession that could cost hundreds of thousands of people their jobs, a growing number of economists worry. GUEST: Jim Stanford, Economist and Director of the Centre for Future Work - Bo Levi Mitchell has signed a three-year contract extension with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, tying him to Steeltown through 2025. GUEST: Josh Smith, Reporter for 3 Down Nation in Hamilton
1/25/202343 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Put The Brakes On Rate Hikes!

1/25/20232 minutes, 3 seconds
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Can the Liberals resurrect the party and topple Doug Ford?

GUEST: Andrew Perez is a senior consultant at Hill & Knowlton Strategies, and volunteered with the Ontario Liberal Party during the 2022 Ontario election
1/24/20238 minutes, 1 second
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ArriveCan contracts raise questions, One-Year later: What’s left of the ‘Freedom Convoy & Is the Ford gov’t housing ‘plan’ built on a foundation of sand?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked Canada's top public servant to look into the government's procurement process for the development of the ArriveCan app. The Globe and Mail reports that the government paid a two-person Ottawa firm 44-million dollars over two years to subcontract six other companies to actually do the work. At a news conference in Toronto yesterday, Trudeau said he's asked the clerk of the Privy Council to investigate. GUEST: Justin Ling, Freelance Investigative Journalist who has written for the Globe and Mail, The Guardian and Vice - As we approach the one-year anniversary, what is left of the ‘Freedom Convey’ ? GUEST:  Grant LaFleche, Investigative Journalist with the Hamilton Spectator - All of this evidence suggests that there was neither a shortage of already authorized housing starts to accommodate Ontario’s growing population, nor a shortage of already designated land on which to build homes. Simply put, has the Ford Governments housing ‘plan’ been built on a foundation of evidentiary sand? GUEST: Mark Winfield, Political Scientist and Professor of Environmental Studies with York University
1/24/202343 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Enough Talk…Canadians Want Solutions!

1/24/20231 minute, 56 seconds
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High Drama in The NFL Playoffs

GUEST: Kayln Kahler, Senior Journalist for The Athletic
1/23/202310 minutes, 3 seconds
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Cabinet Retreat begins today in Hamilton, Court orders gov’t to repatriate men detained in Syria & The Washington Report w/ Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·       Liberal retreat starts today in Hamilton ·       Conservatives lead Liberals by 4 ·       Trudeau & Poilievre wanting the same thing ·       And more…. GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - The Federal Court has ordered the government to repatriate four Canadian men currently being held in northeastern Syria. The Canadians are among a number of foreign nationals in Syrian prisons for suspected ISIS members that are run by the Kurdish forces that reclaimed the war-torn region from the extremist group. GUEST: Phil Gurski, President of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting, Distinguished Fellow with the University of Ottawa’s National Security program, and former CSIS analyst - Topics Include: ·        9 killed in shooting near L.A. ·        Jeff Zients to replace Ron Klain as White House chief of staff ·        More seized documents ·        And more… GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News 
1/23/202340 minutes, 28 seconds
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Global pressure to assist Ukraine

GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
1/23/202314 minutes, 20 seconds
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“As of Right” Rules Expected to Reduce Interprovincial Barriers

GUEST:  Michelle Eaton, Vice President of Public Affairs with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
1/23/202310 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Why Pick A Political Fight, When You Don't Have To?

1/23/20232 minutes, 4 seconds
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Tech Talk - January 20, 2023

Topics Include: Apple watch update, virtual reality, apple pencils with the iPad & more!
1/20/202319 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ontario gov’t looking to poach healthcare workers form elsewhere, Affordable Housing: Mid-Class families leaving the GTA & Remembering legendary musician David Crosby!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Premier Doug Ford is set to introduce changes that would let Canadian health-care workers registered or licensed in other provinces start immediately practicing in Ontario. Currently, health-care professionals must be registered with one of Ontario’s health regulatory colleges before working in the province. However, in an effort to “overcome bureaucratic delays,” Ontario is prepared to loosen those rules. The Ford government said it will introduce these legislative changes in February. GUEST: Colin D’Mello, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief, Global News - The Canadian Real Estate Association said average house prices in Canada dropped a record 12 per cent in 2022, while sales fell more than 39 per cent from December 2021. The average national home price in December was $626,318, down from over $816,000 when the market peaked in early 2022, said CREA in a new report. The once high-flying Canadian real estate market has been hit hard by a series of interest rate hikes over the past year, and many observes expect more trouble ahead as homeowners grapple with mortgages rates over 6 per cent. GUEST: Mike Moffatt, Senior Director at the Smart Prosperity Institute & Assistant Professor with the Ivey Business School at Western University - David Crosby, the legendary singer-songwriter who founded some of the defining rock groups of the 1960s, has died at the age of 81, according to media reports on Thursday. GUEST: Eric Alper, Publicist and music commentator
1/20/202346 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Ignore The Bluster…NDP Will Not Pull The Plug!

1/20/20231 minute, 53 seconds
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Integrity Commissioner launches probe into Greenbelt, Health Canada concerned w/ companies charging for virtual healthcare & Hamilton Mayor Andrea Horwath joins us!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Ontario’s integrity commission and auditor general will launch probes into the Ford government’s decision to open portions of the Greenbelt for development, acting on requests from the Ontario NDP and other opposition parties. The integrity commissioner accepted a request on Wednesday from incoming Ontario NDP leader Marit Stiles, to look into whether housing minister Steve Clark broke conflict of interest and insider information rules GUEST: David Crombie, former federal cabinet minister, Former Mayor or toronto & former chair of the Greenbelt Council - Health Canada is reiterating that it expects provinces to fund medically necessary health services as one company raises fears of two-tiered health care in Ontario. Maple, a Loblaw-funded virtual care business based in Toronto, charges $69 per doctor's visit (or $30 per month for 30 visits per year) — a service that would be free in person. The Canada Health Act requires provincial and territorial health insurance plans to cover "all medically necessary services," Health Canada spokesperson Anne Génier said in a statement. Charging Ontarians for insured services is banned by provincial legislation in accordance with the Canada Health Act. Ontario has insured virtual visits under OHIP, but Maple has found a way around the province's insurance. GUEST: Dr. Jason Profetto, Family Physician & Chair of Clinical Skills and MD Admissions with McMaster University - We discuss all the big topics like encampments, transparency and Airbnb rentals with Hamilton Mayor, Andrea Horwath. GUEST: Andrea Horwath, Mayor of Hamilton
1/19/202342 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Healthcare? Maybe There Is A Better Way!

1/19/20232 minutes, 20 seconds
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Immigration backlog & McKinsey contracts, Indigenous leaders look to cut red tape around residential schools & Defence Industry concerned about Canada’s absence from AUKUS!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Ottawa’s aggressive measures to clean immigration backlog ·        McKinsey’s federal contracts are worth more than $100M. Will MP’s vote to probe? GUEST: Muhammad Ali, Senior Consultant for Crestview Strategies - The fight is not over to find records that could answer “hard questions” about unmarked graves at Canada's residential schools, including who the missing children were and how they died, said the woman appointed to work with Indigenous communities in searches underway across the country. ALSO: A First Nation located in Kenora, Ont. says it has discovered 171 anomalies on the grounds of a former residential school. GUEST: Dr. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair with the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan, and a Senior Fellow of Aboriginal and Northern Canadian Issues with the Macdonald Laurier Institute - The association representing Canada’s multibillion-dollar defence sector is the latest to sound the alarm over this country’s unexplained absence from a security pact between some of its closest allies: Australia, Britain and the United States. The warning from the head of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries, known as CADSI, follows similar concerns from a senior Canadian military officer about the potential ramifications of Canada’s exclusion from the trilateral treaty known as AUKUS. GUEST: Christian Leuprecht, Professor at both the Royal Military College of Canada and Queen's University, and a Fellow at the Macdonald Laurier Institute
1/18/202344 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Questions About Government Spending on Convoluting Firms…Again!

1/18/20231 minute, 53 seconds
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Will Ford’s Healthcare plan help or hurt Ontario? Lithium mine gets federal approval & As World Economic Forum opens – Conspiracy theories thrive online!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Ontario Premier Doug Ford is vowing to move up to 50% of surgical procedures out of hospitals and into private, for-profit health facilities permanently. Asked specifically which procedures he is looking to move to private health facilities, 97% of which are for-profit facilities, Ford offered a list of surgeries that he described as not “serious” – including procedures provided by Ford’s political donors who also lobbied the Premier’s Office for this change. Will Premier Ford's health care plan help or hurt health care in Ontario? GUEST: Dr. James Tiessen, Director of Health Administration & Community Care and Associate Professor with Toronto Metropolitan University - Ottawa on Monday approved an environmental assessment for a lithium mine project in Quebec that will produce 5,480 tonnes of ore per day once completed amid a growing global push to secure supplies of critical minerals. The James Bay Lithium Mine Project, which is located about 100 kilometres east of James Bay in the Eastmain Cree Community in Quebec, will produce lithium — a key ingredient in clean technology like electric vehicle batteries and solar panels, the government said Monday. GUEST: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University - When some of the world's wealthiest and most influential figures gathered at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting last year, sessions on climate change drew high-level discussions on topics such as carbon financing and sustainable food systems. But an entirely different narrative played out on the internet, where social media users claimed leaders wanted to force the population to eat insects instead of meat in the name of saving the environment. The annual event in the Swiss ski resort town of Davos, which opens Monday, has increasingly become a target of bizarre claims from a growing chorus of commentators who believe the forum involves a group of elites manipulating global events for their own benefit. GUEST: Marcus Kolga, Director of DisinfoWatch.org and Senior Fellow with the Macdonald Laurier Institute
1/17/202347 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Major Concerns With Ford’s Healthcare Plan!

1/17/20232 minutes, 10 seconds
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NFL Playoffs w/ Andy McNamara & Bill Kelly

GUEST: Andy McNamara, National Fantasy Football Host and Journalist for Rogers Sportsnet
1/16/202314 minutes, 15 seconds
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Tributes for former Ontario lieutenant-governor David Onley pour in!

GUEST: David Lepofsky, Chair of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance
1/16/20237 minutes, 55 seconds
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This Week in Canadian Politics, LNG pressure on Canada, Premier’s demand bail reform after death of OPP officer & The Washington report w/ Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Trudeau stakes Canada’s trade policy on NAFTA resiliency ·        How to help Hati ·        3 day cabinet retreat late January in Hamilton ·        And much more… GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - Japan looks at Canada for LNG supply, but Trudaeu’s response was non-committal. Is that the right move for Canada’s global relations? GUEST: Heather Exner-Pirot is a senior policy analyst at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute - Canada's premiers are unanimously urging Ottawa to take "immediate action" to strengthen the country's bail system. GUEST: Andrew Furgiuele, Lecturer with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto Topics Include: ·        More documents found at Biden’s home ·        Trump organization fined $1.6 million for tax fraud ·        Debt ceiling flight looms over medicare ·        And more… GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News
1/16/202349 minutes, 38 seconds
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Canada can do more to help Ukraine

GUEST: Michael Bociurkiw, Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council and global affairs analyst
1/16/202315 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Canada Must Lend A Hand To Our Allies!

1/16/20232 minutes, 3 seconds
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Tech Talk - January 13, 2023

GUEST: TECH WITH ADAM OLDFIELD
1/13/202319 minutes, 23 seconds
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The problem with Immigration targets, Canadians believe the recession is here, We Analyze the Ford gov't & Investigation into Biden’s classified documents!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Immigration targets are immigration bureaucrats’ best guess, based on institutional experience and analyses, of how many people can join a society and economy without threatening social cohesion. In other words, they are estimates of what Canadian immigration bureaucrats have historically referred to the country’s “absorptive capacity.” What are the problems with the immigration targets? GUEST: Dr. Jennifer Elrick, Associate Professor of Sociology with McGill University - Five out of six Canadians believe the country is already in recession and more than half fear the economy will get worse this year, a new poll suggests. GUEST: Dan Arnold, Chief Strategy Officer for Pollara Strategic Insights - Topics Include: ·        Internal Ford government docs that admit impact of Bill 124 ·        Carbon tax on industry. What will Ford’s gov’t do with the revenue? ·        Opposition parties ask Auditor General to probe Greenbelt moves ·        And more… GUEST: John Best, Publisher of The Bay Observer - Attorney General Merrick B. Garland appointed a special counsel on Thursday to investigate how classified documents had ended up in President Biden’s private office and home, opening a new legal threat to the White House and providing ammunition to its Republican opponents. GUEST: Brian J. Karem, Political Analyst for CNN, White House Reporter, Columnist for Salon.com and The Washington Diplomat, and host of ‘Just Ask the Question’ Podcast, Author of the new book Free The Press: The Death of American Journalism and How to Revive It
1/13/202352 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Investigation Into Ford’s Flip-Flop Won’t Change Anything!

1/13/20231 minute, 58 seconds
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Elliot Tepper on The Bill Kelly Show

The fate of a devastated salt-mining town in eastern Ukraine hung in the balance Wednesday in one of the bloodiest battles of Russia's invasion, while Ukraine's unflagging resistance and other challenges prompted Moscow to shake up its military leadership again. GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
1/13/202311 minutes, 4 seconds
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Federal tax credit for multi-generational home renovations now available

GUEST: Luca Bucci, CEO of the Ontario Home Builders Association
1/12/202310 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ontario willing to accept conditions if healthcare funding increases, Aiming for a ‘dry’ no booze January & Battle rages in Ukraine as Russia reshuffles!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Premier Doug Ford says Ontario can live with federal strings attached to any new health-care funding from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Ford’s comments are significant because some premiers have bristled at Ottawa having any say in how the additional dollars are spent. GUEST: Alan Hale, Reporter for Queen’s Park Today - This year, though, we’re betting a lot of sober-curious people are going to be opting for a “damp” month instead of fully dry, thanks to the “Dry(ish) January Challenge” — a new initiative that encourages people to try out a month of moderate drinking instead of abstinence. Which is better though? A dry January? Or a damp one? GUEST: Dr. Peter Bieling, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry And Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University and Director of Mental Health And Addiction Program with St. Joseph’s Hospital - The fate of a devastated salt-mining town in eastern Ukraine hung in the balance Wednesday in one of the bloodiest battles of Russia's invasion, while Ukraine's unflagging resistance and other challenges prompted Moscow to shake up its military leadership again. GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
1/12/202335 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Ford Hints At A Healthcare Compromise!

1/12/20232 minutes, 8 seconds
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Latest from the Three Amigos Summit, Still no justice for Flight P-S-752 victims & Critics blast Ford gov’t over Bill 124 revelations!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Canada – U.S. reach workaround deal on Nexus backlog ·        Joe Biden to visit Canada for the first time since becoming president ·        Trade talk ·        And more…. GUEST: Steven Chase, Senior Parliamentary Reporter for the Globe and Mail - This past Sunday, Canadians rallied in memory of the 176 people killed in the Iranian downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 in January 2020. On that flight were 55 Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents, heading home to Canada via Kyiv, Ukraine. Instead, they were blasted from the sky by missiles fired by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, never to see their loved ones again. The brutal attack shocked the world, yet to this day, Iran has not been held accountable for its crime. Three years have passed, with families still clamouring for justice — and wondering why their governments have not done more to get it for them. GUEST: Tasha Kheiriddin, Principal at Navigator and Author of The Right Path - The Ford government is facing furious criticism after internal documents, obtained by Global News, acknowledged that low wages and Bill 124 have had a negative impact on Ontario’s ability to retain nurses in the province’s health care sector. The internal government documents, which were intended to brief Health Minister Sylvia Jones on a wide range of issues related to her portfolio, cited the government’s own wage restraint legislation and low pay as contributing factors in the province’s health-care staffing issues. GUEST: Sabrina Nanji, Publisher of the Queen’s Park Observer
1/11/202344 minutes, 1 second
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: When Is The Premier Going To Understand that Bill 124 Is Part Of The Problem, Not Part Of That Solution!

1/11/20232 minutes, 13 seconds
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NFL Playoffs Bracket Preview w/ Johnny Avello on The Bill Kelly Show

GUEST: Johnny Avello, Director of Race and Sportsbook Operations for DraftKings
1/10/202313 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ontario Liberal troubles effect on the Federal Party, Should Canada dismantle its Mounties & Canada-Mexico relations must go beyond trade!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: The Ontario Liberal Party and the Liberal Party of Canada are different organizations. They share a lot of common links and goals, absolutely, but they’re different things, with different personnel and missions and challenges.  But he Ontario Liberal Party did not perform well in 2022. With just under 24 per cent of the vote, it won eight seats, came in third, and missed official-party status — again. So how could this effect the federal Liberal party? GUEST: Matt Gurney, Columnist for the National Post and TVO - There’s a belief among some that Canada should dismantle the RCMP in the face of the scandal and criticism that plague the force. It would certainly be a dramatic change to the landscape of policing in this country. Is it time for that change? GUEST: Michael Kempa, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa - Why Canada’s relationship with Mexico needs to go beyond trade. GUEST: Louise Blais is a former senior diplomat and a special adviser for international affairs for the Business Council of Canada
1/10/202340 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: The Importance of the Three Amigos Summit!

1/10/20231 minute, 58 seconds
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This Week In Canadian Politics, Does Canada’s spy agency need to change? & The Washington Report w/ Reggie Cecchini!

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Topics Include: ·        Morneau says PM favoured political points over policy ·        Canadians think the country is heading in the wrong direction ·        Three Amigos summit ·        And more…. GUEST: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director of the School of Public Administration with Dalhousie University - The Trudeau government has stated that CSIS, commonly referred to as Canada’s spy agency, is incapable of performing its duties: the prime minister even stated during the inquiry into the use of the Emergencies Act that “CSIS does not necessarily have the right tools, mandate or even mindset to respond to the threat Canada faced at that moment,” a reference to the trucker convoy. Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says he’s “open” to discussing changes to the service’s legal authority. Heck, even the CSIS director and deputy director agree the definition of “threat” is “outdated.” Is It time for change? GUEST: Phil Gurski, President of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting, Distinguished Fellow with the University of Ottawa’s National Security program, and former CSIS analys - Topics Include: ·        Kevin McCarthy got the votes for speaker ·        Trudeau and Biden to meet before leaders’ summit ·        & more… GUEST: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global 
1/9/202341 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Bill Kelly Commentary: Spoiler Alert...Tell-All Books Are A Turnoff!

1/9/20232 minutes, 5 seconds