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Toronto Today with Greg Brady

English, News, 1 season, 1442 episodes, 3 days, 2 hours, 41 minutes
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Mike Stafford and Supriya Dwivedi push beyond the headlines, providing a mix of informed opinion and compelling analysis listeners won’t find anywhere else. They’ll also be joined daily by the charismatic Jeff McArthur, co-host of The Morning Show on Global, for candid conversation on developing stories each morning.
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THINK TANK with Caryma Sa’d, Kim Wright & Kevin Vuong

Guest Host, Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) and the panel of: Caryma Sa’d, lawyer, protest watcher, Kim Wright, Strategist, Founder and Principal of Wright Strategies & Kevin Vuong, Independent M-P for Spadina - Fort York discussed: U of T gave pro-Palestinian protesters amnesty before camp was packed up Second engineering report on Ontario Science Centre to be released Canada confirms plan to replace submarine fleet at NATO summit ‘Baby boomers have f*cked the planet,’ Canadians are flabbergasted by Green Party leader’s remarks on climate crisis Expat says she'd have to be dragged back to Canada "kicking and screaming" after moving to Bahamas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/202425 minutes, 10 seconds
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Starliner crew stuck in orbit longer

A delayed flight could mean some unwanted expenses, or even a ruined vacation. But for a pair of veteran NASA astronauts -- it's meant a few extra weeks in space. What was supposed to be a week-long trip to the international space station for Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams has quickly stretched into over a month-long stay Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Dr. Elaina Hyde, Director of the Allan I Carswell Observatory and Professor at York University, about how it could be a few more weeks until the astronauts are brought home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/202410 minutes, 34 seconds
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'We're a joke': Canada criticized for not meeting NATO defence spending targets

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Sharan Kaur, political strategist, about Canada moving ahead with the purchase of new submarines to replace its aging fleet, as it faces mounting pressure at this year’s NATO summit to spend more on the military. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/202410 minutes, 32 seconds
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Premier Ford says Ontario Science Centre's a ‘decrepit building'. Will a second report confirm his stance?

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Norm Di Pasquale (@normsworld), Co-Chair of Ontario Place for All and volunteer with ‘Save  Ontario's Science Centre’, about how repairing the Ontario Science Centre would cost nearly half a billion dollars, according to Premier Doug Ford, who firmly rejected the idea of spending the cash required to reopen the beloved attraction to the public. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/20246 minutes, 55 seconds
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Silk, Great Value plant-based milks recalled in Canada due to Listeria

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Dr. Lori Burrows, a microbiologist and professor with McMaster University and the Canada research chair in microbe-surface interactions, about several plant-based milks being pulled off the shelves across Canada due to potential Listeria contamination that has resulted in illnesses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/20247 minutes, 5 seconds
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THINK TANK with Brad Bradford & Mark Saunders

Guest Host, Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) and the panel of: Brad Bradford, Toronto city councillor for Beaches - East York (@BradMBradford) & Mark Saunders, former Toronto police chief, mayoral candidate discussed: Plan to speed Gardiner construction in the works Toronto wants higher fines for drivers stopped in intersections Bars and restaurants already struggling to order favourites as LCBO strike continues People slamming Law & Order: Toronto after fake encampment appears in park Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/202424 minutes, 41 seconds
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How to save big on your next grocery bill

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Shannon Terrell, NerdWallet spokesperson and financial expert, about how you can save on your next grocery bill - and why you don't have to cut back on meal portions to do so. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/20248 minutes, 47 seconds
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Is the Ford government casting doubt on the future of the LCBO?

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Mike Schreiner (@MikeSchreiner), Leader of the Green Party of Ontario, about the LCBO strike - and why Schreiner believes the Ford government is casting doubt on the future of the crown corporation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/20246 minutes, 27 seconds
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THINK TANK with Anne Marie Aikins & Steve Paikin

Guest Host, Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) and the panel of: Anne Marie Aikins, Crisis communications expert, & Steve Paikin, Author and Broadcaster, host of TVO’s ‘The Agenda’ discussed: City hall spends a staggering amount of time talking about housing. Eglinton Crosstown LRT's progress Justin Trudeau and caucus management Federal Green Party to announce new leadership  Doug Ford's family cottage in Airbnb now Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/202424 minutes, 37 seconds
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Toronto spends how much time on consulting for new developments?

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with April Engelberg, lawyer and former Toronto city council candidate, about several local issues, including city hall's obsession with consultation. How many hours do city staff spend on consulting? The number is outrageous - but will it surprise you? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/20246 minutes, 23 seconds
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Indigenous tourism in Canada is booming. What does the industry need to meet the demand?

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Keith Henry, chief operating officer of Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada, about how Indigenous tourism in Canada is booming - and needs investment to meet the demand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/20249 minutes, 17 seconds
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Need a summer getaway? How about a stay at Premier Ford's family cottage?

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Davelle Morrison, Broker with Bosley Real Estate, about how Premier Doug Ford's former family cottage turned luxe rental property is available via Airbnb. Where is the cottage located and how much will it cost you to rent? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/20249 minutes, 19 seconds
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Why you'll want to be at Toronto's 'soccer headquarters' to watch Euro Cup and Copa America

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Rocco Mastrangelo, Co-Owner of Cafe Diplomatico on College St. in Toronto’s Little Italy, about the four day street event outside his restaurant in honour of Euro Cup and Copa America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/20249 minutes, 37 seconds
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What tools does Canada need to properly protect our historic buildings?

It was a month ago today when a fire broke out and destoyed the historic St. Anne's Anglican Church in Toronto's west end. Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Chris Wiebe, Manager of Heritage Policy and Government Relations for the National Trust for Canada, about what measures we need to take to better protect our historic and heritage buildings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/20249 minutes, 51 seconds
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THINK TANK with Nokha Dakroub, Anthony Furey & Ryan Painter

Guest Host, Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) and the panel of: Nokha Dakroub, former Peel District School Board Trustee, Anthony Furey, columnist, 640 Toronto Contributor, former mayoral candidate & Ryan Painter, host of the Ryan Painter Podcast, consultant and public speaker discussed: First weekend without access to the LCBO - how did our panelists fare? Did they find their drinks elsewhere? Or did they have a dry weekend?  The issues driving youth violence in Toronto. Snap election unlikely in Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/202424 minutes, 16 seconds
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How a new social media platform is promising to save democracy as we know it

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Murray Simser (@murraysimser), CEO of CITIZN, about the new social media platform - and what it promises. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/20246 minutes, 25 seconds
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How long can we blame COVID-19 for the increase in youth violence?

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Jon Reid (@tpareid), President of the Toronto Police Association and Hank Idsinga, 640 Toronto's Crime Specialist and former police inspector, about another violent weekend in the city - with many of the crimes committed by teens. What's to blame for the increase in youth violence? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/202410 minutes, 51 seconds
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LCBO Strike: One on one with the President representing LCBO workers

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with JP Hornick (@JPHornick), President of OPSEU, about the LCBO strike. We're now four days into the LCBO strike - a first of its kind in its more than 100 years of existence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/202414 minutes, 3 seconds
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This is front page news, but people aren't pulling their hair out

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Mike Van Soelen, Crisis communications expert with Oyster Group about the LCBO's messaging strategy during this strike and will it be effective & can Joe Biden recover from his failure at last week's Presidential debate? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/20249 minutes, 37 seconds
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THINK TANK with Davelle Morrison & Eric Lombardi

Guest Host, Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) and the panel of: Davelle Morrison, Broker with Bosley Real Estate and 640 Toronto contributor (@DavelleMorrison) & Eric Lombardi (@EricDLombardi), Founder of More Neighbours Toronto discussed: 1 - Ford's dry summer begins': All LCBO stores closed as workers go on strike  2 - Conservatives spent 20 times as much on ads as Liberals  3 - Waterfront cyclists can soon take advantage of free bike valet service  4 - Caledon quickly approved 11 zoning changes despite opposition from Peel and the province. Critics say it's the new 'wild west' of planning in Ontario  5 - President Joe Biden to sit down with ABC News on Friday for first TV interview since debate  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/202427 minutes, 7 seconds
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What movies to check out at the theatre this weekend

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Toronto Star movie critic Peter Howell about how 'Despicable Me 4' is the best one yet - and what a great summer it's turning out to be for sequels and prequels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/20249 minutes, 51 seconds
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LCBO strike: Why it's time to rethink how we sell booze in Ontario

Guest host, Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with David Clement, North American affairs manager with the Consumer Choice Center, about the first ever LCBO strike - and why it's time to rethink Ontario's liquor sales model. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/202410 minutes, 58 seconds
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Biden to sit down one on one with ABC in first TV debate since presidential debate

Guest host, Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Paul Pacelli, host of Connecticut Today with Paul Pacelli on WICC 600 AM, ahead of President Joe Biden's first televised interview since last week's disastrous presidential debate. What's at stake for the President? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/20246 minutes, 4 seconds
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It gave me something that was pretty terrible

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Anesti Danelis (@AnestiDanelis), a Toronto-based comedian about performing his comedy show written by ChatGPT at Toronto Fringe Festival 2024. Since Anesti’s last show at the festival in 2022 when he performed his critically acclaimed show This Show Will Change Your Life, a lot has changed including the growing fear among people including artists around artificial intelligence.  His latest show delves into themes of self-identity in the digital age, and the broader issues surrounding AI and creativity.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/20247 minutes, 31 seconds
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THINK TANK with Kevin Vuong & Nokha Dakroub

Guest Host, Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) and the panel of: Kevin Vuong (@KevinVuongMP) , Independent M-P for Spadina - Fort York & Nokha Dakroub, former Peel District School Board trustee (@NokhaDakroub) discussed: 1 - Pro-Palestinian protesters leave UofT encampment ahead of court-ordered deadline 2 - LCBO says stock up on your drinks now ahead of Friday’s potential strike 3 - Cost to buy 2 new Toronto Island ferries jumps to $92M  4 - Most Canadians think Trudeau will stay on to the next election: poll  5 - The "Perfect" Hot Dog Is Grilled and Has These Toppings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/202425 minutes
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U.K. election: Britons go to polls, with Labour Party win expected

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Paul Waldie, Europe Correspondent for the Globe and Mail, about the U.K. election that is expected to bring Keir Starmer’s Labour Party to power, sweeping away Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Conservatives after 14 often turbulent years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/20246 minutes, 11 seconds
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The city of Toronto's spending how much on two new island ferries?

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Jon Burnside (@JonBurnside_DVE), Toronto City Councillor for Ward 16 - Don Valley East, about a key committee at Toronto city hall approving the purchase of two new ferries - how much will they cost? Let's just say, the price tag is MUCH more than originally thought. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/202410 minutes, 2 seconds
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Hudson's Bay Company to acquire luxury department store Neiman Marcus

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Bruce Winder (@winder_bruce), Retail analyst, Author of ‘Retail before, during and after COVID-19”, about Hudson's Bay Company purchasing luxury department store Neiman Marcus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/20246 minutes, 21 seconds
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Court orders protesters to take down UofT encampment - but will they go quietly?

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Jon Reid, President of the Toronto Police Association, about how Toronto police may respond if they're called on to assist with the clearing of thed pro-Palestinian encampment at the University of Toronto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/20247 minutes, 6 seconds
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All their "Pro" is pro-terror

Guest host, ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Eylon Levy, one of the most prominent figures representing Israel internationally in the first six months of the October 7 War about why is he in Toronto and his view of the pro-Palestinian protest happening in our city. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/202412 minutes, 47 seconds
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THINK TANK with Mark Saunders & Brad Bradford

Guest Host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney)and the panel of: Brad Bradford, Toronto city councillor for Beaches - East York (@BradMBradford) & Mark Saunders, former Toronto police chief, mayoral candidate discussed: 1 -Judge grants injunction against pro-Palestinian U of T encampment at King’s College Circle  2 - Trudeau no longer going to Calgary Stampede, as some Liberal MPs call for his resignation 3 - Office vacancy rate hits highest level in 30 years, according to new report. Can pod hotels solve Vancouver’s office space surplus?  4 - Niall Horan had to walk to his own concert at Scotiabank Arena because Toronto traffic was 'too bad'  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/202426 minutes, 42 seconds
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Should we be using our face to pay for things?

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with Monika Warzecha, digital editor for The Walrus, about concerns with facial recognition - and stores using your biometric data as a means of payment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/202411 minutes, 28 seconds
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Justin Trudeau to miss this year’s Calgary Stampede, his office says

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with political strategist Sharan Kaur about how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s summer campaign circuit will not include a stop at the Calgary Stampede. The annual 10-day rodeo and festival is usually a must-do event for politicians and Trudeau hasn’t missed a summer except for the COVID-19 years of 2020 and 2021. The PM's office did not provide an explanation. So, what might be the reason why the PM skipping this year's event? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/20249 minutes, 45 seconds
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The only answer is persistence

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with  Dr. Eric Kam, Economics Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University, about the difficult summer ahead for young people looking for jobs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/2/202410 minutes, 6 seconds
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The report does not say close this immediately

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with April Engelberg, Toronto lawyer, former city council candidate about the Revue Cinema that obtained a court injunction to stay open and with Science Centre closure, the Ford government sticks to the notion that buildings can’t live past 50 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/2/20248 minutes, 29 seconds
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Things should be back to normal by Friday

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) spoke with John Gradek, Faculty Lecturer and Academic Programs Coordinator of Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations and Integrated Aviation Management at McGill University about the WestJet mechanics strike that disrupted more than 1,000 flights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/2/202411 minutes, 20 seconds
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THINK TANK with Caryma Sa’d, & Steve Paikin

Guest Host, Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) and the panel of: Caryma Sa’d (@CarymaRules), lawyer, protest watcher & Steve Paikin, Author and Broadcaster, host of TVO’s ‘The Agenda’ (@spaikin) discussed: 1 - Trudeau says he is ‘committed’ to duties after byelection, 2 - Pride parade 'not the place' for pro-Palestinian protest: Pride Toronto official,  3 - Deal reached in WestJet mechanics' strike, but travel disruptions still expected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/2/202424 minutes, 23 seconds
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THINK TANK with Kim Wright, Roy Green, & Ben Mulroney

Greg (@gregbradyTO) and the panel of: Kim Wright, Strategist, Principal and Founder of Wright Strategies (@lobbygrl) , Roy Green, Host of the Roy Green Show (@TheRoyGreenShow), & Ben Mulroney, 640 Toronto Contributor (@BenMulroney) Discuss: 1 -Key takeaways from the U.S. presidential debate with Biden and Trump  2 - Happy Canada Day? 7 in 10 Canadians (70%) Think Canada is “Broken” as Canadian Pride Takes a Tumble | Ipsos  3 - Sajjan instructed special forces to rescue Afghan Sikhs during fall of Kabul. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/202426 minutes, 35 seconds
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JUNE 28: U.S. Presidential debate & Revue Cinema, faces closure

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed the debate that wasn’t.. a disappointing, lack lustre start of a series of presidential debates for the 2024 campaign. Was there a winner/loser? How are Americans feeling after watching President Joe Biden and FORMER president Donald Trump’s performance Thursday night? We got lots of reaction – but first, let’s start with Christian Paz, senior political reporter for VOX about last night’s debate. Next, former congressman Joe Walsh.. what did he make of the disastrous debate? Can Biden STILL take on the presidency? Or do democrats need to swap him out and name another candidate?  Lastly, Grant Oyston, chair of the Revue Film Society and we were talking about how Toronto’s oldest operating movie theatre, Revue Cinema, faces closure due to a dispute with their longtime landlord.. can the iconic theatre be saved?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/202421 minutes, 8 seconds
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'This fight will continue': Pride Toronto marks 43 years of celebration, protest

Greg (@gregbradyTO) speaks with Kojo Modeste (@PrideToronto), executive director of Pride Toronto, about celebrating Pride in Toronto this weekend. What does Pride mean? And why is it as important today as ever? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/202411 minutes, 1 second
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Joe Biden can't beat Donald Trump; He must step aside

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with former congressman Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) about the first presidential debate of the 2024 campaign. How did President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump perform? Was there a clear winner/loser? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/202410 minutes, 28 seconds
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What's happening along Toronto's waterfront this Canada Day long weekend?

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Tim Kocur (@t_kocur), Executive Director of the Waterfront BIA and Lily Barnes, Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the Waterfront BIA, about what visitors to the city's waterfront can look forward to this long weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/20248 minutes, 10 seconds
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Iconic Revue Cinema in Toronto's west end faces imminent closure

Greg (@gregbradyTO) speaks with Grant Oyston, Chair of the Revue Film Society, about how Toronto's oldest operating movie theatre faces closure due to a dispute with their longtime landlord. The movie theatre's been a staple along Roncesvalles Avenue for 112 years - can it be saved? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/20246 minutes, 43 seconds
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Are bike lanes hurting small businesses?

Greg speaks with Sam Pappas, owner of the Crooked Cue in Etobicoke, about his concerns with the city's expansion of the bike lane network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/202410 minutes, 7 seconds
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THINK TANK with Caryma Sa’d, Harrison Lowman & Eric Lombardi

Greg Brady (@gregbradyTO) & the panel of Caryma Sa’d (@CarymaRules), lawyer and protest watcher, Harrison Lowman, Managing Editor of The Hub (@harrisonlowman) & Eric Lombardi, Founder of More Neighbours Toronto (@EricDLombardi) discuss... 1 - Trump and Biden's first presidential debate of 2024 is today, 2 - Liberals need to give their 'heads a shake,' minister says after byelection loss, 3 - Fraser Institute News Release: Average hours worked (per week) for young Canadians declined by more than 16% from 1989 to 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/202424 minutes, 26 seconds
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JUNE 27: US Presidential debate between Biden & Trump, Lots of fall out to the abrupt closure of the Ontario Science Centre & P-T-S-D Awareness Day.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed … the BIG – the first – US Presidential debate between Biden & Trump with Aaron Rupar (@atrupar), an independent journalist covering U.S. politics – what he’s looking out for.. and how Americans are feeling given that these two are the only options they were given for the next President of the U S of A. Our next guest… is Alex Bozikovic (@alexbozikovic), Globe and Mail’s architecture critic.. lots of fall out to the abrupt closure of the Ontario Science Centre – Mayor Olivia Chow wants to hold Premier Ford to account – and make his government stick to the agreement of the lease for the Science Centre.. but in the meantime, where will the interim science centre go? And how big – or small – will it be in comparison? We get Alex’s thoughts.. Lastly, Megan Ireland, Trauma dog trainer with Victim Services Toronto (@VSToronto) to talk about P-T-S-D Awareness Day – Megan was kind enough to bring in trauma dog Penny – who doesn’t get excited to be around animals that early in the morning?? We spoke about how trauma dogs like Penny can help those struggling with PTSD – and the extensive training it takes to certify a trauma dog. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/202426 minutes, 2 seconds
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PTSD Awareness Day: how Victim Services Toronto - and their trauma dogs - can help you

Greg (@gregbradyTO) speaks with Megan Ireland, Trauma Dog Trainer for Victim Services Toronto, about PTSD Awareness Day and how trauma dogs can help those struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/20249 minutes, 7 seconds
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THINK TANK with Stephanie Smyth, Mark Saunders & Brad Bradford

Greg (@gregbradyTO) and the panel of: Stephanie Smyth (@stephaniesmyth), broadcaster, Smyth Media Group, Brad Bradford, Toronto city councillor for Beaches - East York (@BradMBradford) & Mark Saunders, former Toronto police chief, mayoral candidate discussed: 1 - Today marks one year with Mayor Olivia Chow 2 - Trudeau reflects on devastating Toronto byelection loss 3 - Ontario Science Centre, what next? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/26/202425 minutes, 29 seconds
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JUNE 26: Gun crime across the city, Federal Liberals popularity sinking? & Will interest rates see a rise?

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed gun crime happening across our city with Stephen Mensah, the executive director of the Toronto Youth Cabinet, about what he and his peers want and NEED from the city in the fight against gun violence.   Also, Chris Chapin, Political strategist and managing principal of Upstream Strategy Group, about the future of the federal Liberals after a devastating loss in the liberal stronghold riding of Toronto – St. Paul’s… Can Trudeau carry on as leader?  Finally, Catherine Murray, former Wall Street professional and former BNN Bloomberg Ancho and we were talking about IF the Bank of Canada’s interest rate will stick – given inflation climbed higher in May due to an increase in services prices.. will the national bank cut interest rates in July? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/26/202422 minutes, 58 seconds
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Think Tank with Chloe Brown & Davelle Morrison

Greg (@gregbradyTO) joined panelists: Chloe Brown (@chloebrown4TO), policy analyst and former Toronto mayoral candidate & Davelle Morrison (@DavelleMorrison), Broker with Bosley Real Estate Limited to discuss... 1 - 14 year old Boy, charged with murder after 2 killed in ‘mass shooting’ outside Toronto school. 2 - Toronto—St. Paul's byelection a tight race as results delayed. 3 - Is it time for a bridge to Toronto Island? One councillor says so. 4 - City councillor asks Toronto to take over Ontario Science Centre. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/25/202424 minutes, 43 seconds
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JUNE 25: The push for a bridge to the Toronto Island & A 14-year-old Toronto BOY charged with murder following a mass shooting in Rexdale earlier this month.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed the push for a bridge to the Toronto Island with Councillor Parthi Kandeval (@ParthiKandavel) & April Engelberg (@AprilEngelberg), who first floated the idea of the Island bridge when she ran for council in 2022. Lastly, we speak with YOU and we took your calls – got your reaction – to news of a 14-year-old Toronto BOY charged with murder following a mass shooting in Rexdale earlier this month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/25/202430 minutes, 10 seconds
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The numbers are high and shocking.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed a Memorial that honours Ontario police officers who died by suicide, and other issues with Jon Reid (@TPAReid), President of the Toronto Police Association and and Hank Idsinga, 640 Toronto’s crime specialist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/202410 minutes, 8 seconds
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THINK TANK with Ana Bailao & Sharun Kaur

Greg (@gregbradyTO) and the panel of: Ana Bailao, former Toronto city councillor, deputy mayor, housing expert (@anabailaoTO), Sharan Kaur, political strategist discuss: 1 - Ontario Science Centre closure/fallout. 2 - Long-term transit closure for streetcars on Spadina - until December!  3 - Businesses owe $194 billion in unpaid sales tax. 4 - Toronto St Paul byelection. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/202425 minutes, 30 seconds
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JUNE 24: Th Ford Government surprisingly closing the doors at the Science Centre on Friday & The time has come for the Prime Minister to go.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed the Ford Government surprisingly closing the doors at the Science Centre on Friday with Brandon Chu, a Torontonian and father of two young boys who’ve been going to the Science Centre since birth. Also, Josh Matlow (@JoshMatlow) , a Toronto City Councilor carries on our Science Centre discussion and if there's any steps the City can do to pressure the Provincial government to take a pause with the permanent closing of the Centre. Lastly, Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren), a lawyer, author, political consultant, and commentator wrote a piece in the Toronto Sun stated that the time has come for the Prime Minister to go. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/202426 minutes, 7 seconds
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THINK TANK with Lindsay Maskell, Roy Green, & Ben Mulroney

Greg (@gregbradyTO) and the panel of: Lindsay Maskell, Strategist and former political adviser (@LindsayMaskell), Roy Green, Host of the Roy Green Show (@TheRoyGreenShow), & Ben Mulroney, 640 Toronto Contributor (@BenMulroney) Discuss: 1) The truck driving around.....is it illegal? Is a law being broken? 2) EV tariffs, yes.... 3) Is Canada NOW cheering across the country for the Oilers? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/202424 minutes, 48 seconds
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JUNE 21: Tariffs on Chinese EV's, Bad city communication & McMaster University study

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed Doug Ford pushing for Tariffs on EV imports from China with Flavio Volpe (@FlavioVolpe1) - President, APMA (The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (@APMACanada) is Canada's national association representing OEM producers of auto parts, equipment, tools, technology & services). Also, Mike Van Soelen (@mvansoelen), Crisis comms expert with the OysterGroup talked about the Justin Timberlake DUI fallout & the city of Toronto bad communication regard "don't take the Toronto Island Ferry" because it was crowded Lastly, André J. McDonald from McMaster University (@McMasterU), joined us to explain this McMaster study that shows teens who use cannabis are MORE THAN ELEVEN TIMES more likely to develop a psychiatric disorder compared to those who do not. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/202418 minutes, 9 seconds
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It's getting harder & harder to run a convenience store

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Anne Kothawala, President and CEO, The Convenience Industry Council of Canada (@ConvenienceCan) about the Federal Government Crushing Small Business and a call out to the St. Paul's byelection candidates to make a difference for local businesses Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/20247 minutes, 46 seconds
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THINK TANK with Caryma Sa’d, Kevin Vuong & Nokha Dakroub

Greg (@gregbradyTO) and the panel of: Kevin Vuong (@KevinVuongMP) , Independent M-P for Spadina - Fort York, Caryma Sa’d (@CarymaRules), lawyer, protest watcher & Nokha Dakroub, former Peel District School Board trustee, who led the charge to combat anti-Black racism and Islamophobia (@NokhaDakroub) 1 - TDSB to consider adding 'anti-Palestinian racism' term to strategy.  2 - U of T tells court encampment took control of front campus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/202424 minutes, 41 seconds
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JUNE 20: City councillor vs concerned citizen, TDSB vote about anti-Palestinian hate to be added to curriculum

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with a concerned citizen, who brought forward a petition with more than 30,000 signatures protesting the renaming of Yonge-Dundas Square to Sankofa Square, being called a RACIST by a City Councillor. Daniel Tate joined us and he wanted the opportunity to respond to the Councillor. Also, Melissa Lantsman (@MelissaLantsman), MP for Thornhill and Conservative Deputy Leader.. we talked about the conservatives push for MPs to work over the summer. Lastly Dr. Weidong Pei (@DrPeiTO), a TDSB trustee for Willowdale was talking about a contentious vote at the TDSB last night that was about anti-Palestinian racism in the board’s curriculum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/202426 minutes, 36 seconds
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Durham mom allegedly abducts three children, on the run again after recent arrest

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Hank Idsinga, 640 Toronto’s Crime Specialist, former police inspector, about how an Ontario woman, wanted for child abduction-related offences, is on the run again with her three children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/20247 minutes, 13 seconds
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Torontonian can't believe a city councillor would call him a racist

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Daniel Tate, a downtown concerned citizen, about his encounter with Councillor Chris Moise at an executive committee meeting regarding the Yonge-Dundas Square name change. At Tuesday's meeting, Tate brought forward a petition with 30,000 signatures in protest of the name change to Sankofa Square. In an off-mic exchange, the Councillor called Tate a 'racist' - and stood by his words when he joined Toronto Today Wednesday. Tate wanted the opportunity to respond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/20248 minutes, 40 seconds
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THINK TANK with Stephanie Smyth, Mark Saunders & Brad Bradford

Greg (@gregbradyTO) and the panel of: Stephanie Smyth (@stephaniesmyth), broadcaster, Smyth Media Group, Brad Bradford, Toronto city councillor for Beaches - East York (@BradMBradford) & Mark Saunders, former Toronto police chief, mayoral candidate discussed: 1- At a heated meeting, Mayor Chow and allies move ahead with renaming Yonge-Dundas Square. 2 - Jewish community members rally outside TDSB over antisemitism, proposal on anti-Palestinian racism. 3 - Justin Timberlake arrested, charged with DWI in the Hamptons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/202427 minutes, 4 seconds
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What is a 'cold plunge' and why are people so obsessed with them?

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Nick McNaught, Founder & Co-CEO of Unbounded, about cold plunge therapy, as more people look to escape the heat and explore alterative wellness therapies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/20247 minutes, 6 seconds
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JUNE 20: The Yonge & Dundas Square renaming and the accusation of racism towards a group who oppose it & Air conditioning should be mandated in schools, long-term care homes and rental homes.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed an executive committee meeting about the renaming of Yonge & Dundas Square with Parkdale – High Park Councillor Gord Perks (@gordperks). Also, Chris Moise , City Councillor for Toronto Centre – Sankofa Square is in HIS riding.. and it’s no secret he’s quick to quick to shut people down opposed to the name change..  Lastly, Mike Schreiner (@MikeSchreiner), Leader of the Ontario Green Party talking about his call for air conditioning to be mandated in schools, long-term care homes and rental homes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/202431 minutes, 5 seconds
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Sankofa Square: Councillor doubles down on racism accusation

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Chris Moise, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 13 - Toronto Centre, about Mayor Olivia Chow and her executive committee moving forward with the renaming of Yonge-Dundas Square to Sankofa Square, despite a significant petition being brought forward to stop it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/202411 minutes, 32 seconds
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Think Tank with Chloe Brown & Kevin Rupasinghe

Greg (@gregbradyTO) joined panelists: Chloe Brown (@chloebrown4TO), policy analyst and former Toronto mayoral candidate & Kevin Rupasinghe, transportation planner and longtime advocate for safe and sustainable cities, also former city council candidate (@KevinRupasinghe) to discuss... 1- Last stand at city hall to stop renaming to Sankofa Square. 2 - Is it a government’s job to tell people to stay home when it’s hot? 3 - Mortgage delinquencies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/18/202424 minutes, 54 seconds
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JUNE 18: Third girl pleads guilty in the death of a homeless Toronto man, Last chance to speak out against the renaming of Yonge-Dundas Square & University housing challenges.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed the third girl accused in the death of a homeless Toronto man pleading guilty in court yesterday with Jennifer Pagliaro (@jpags), Toronto Star crime reporter. Also, Daniel Tate, a concerned citizen, who is going to deputize in front of Mayor Olivia Chow and an executive committee AGAINST the renaming of Yonge-Dundas Square to Sankofa Square. Lastly, Cam Guthrie (@CamGuthrie), Mayor of Guelph, Ontario talked about the housing challenges first year students will face on campus come this fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/18/202422 minutes, 21 seconds
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Teen pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of homeless Toronto man

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Jennifer Pagliaro, Toronto Star crime reporter, about the third girl accused in the death of a homeless Toronto man pleaded guilty on Monday. The teen, who was 13 at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Kenneth Lee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/18/20249 minutes, 2 seconds
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A pedestrian bridge to the Toronto Island doesn't sound so bad after all..

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with April Engelberg (@AprilEngelberg), Toronto lawyer, former city council candidate, about the City of Toronto warning those thinking of visiting the Toronto Island about long delays at the ferry terminal. With 2 of the 5 ferries out of service, Engelberg's island bridge idea is more popular than ever! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/18/202410 minutes, 25 seconds
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New signs warning of great white sharks for some East Coast beaches

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Dr. Fred Whoriskey, director of the Ocean Tracking Network at Dalhousie University in Halifax, about the growing evidence that the number of great white sharks is on the rise along Canada’s East Coast, where plans are in the works to post warning signs for beachgoers for the first time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/18/20248 minutes, 31 seconds
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THINK TANK with Ana Bailao, Anthony Furey, & Ryan Painter

Greg (@gregbradyTO) and the panel of: Ana Bailao, former Toronto city councillor, deputy mayor, housing expert (@anabailaoTO), Anthony Furey, columnist, 640 Toronto Contributor, former mayoral candidate (@anthonyfurey) & Ryan Painter, host of the Ryan Painter Podcast, consultant and public speaker (@ryanlpainter) discuss: 1 - LCBO workers vote to back strike if needed, union says   2 - How Toronto plans to beat the rising heat 3 - Are high school final exams still needed? What happens to student grades without them? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/202425 minutes, 51 seconds
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JUNE 17: New shipping container scanner in the GTA , An apparent suicide that led to death of an innocent bystander & A total PR fail from the city of Toronto.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed a new shipping container scanner in the GTA with Mayor Patrick Brown (@patrickbrownont) of Brampton. Also, Jon Reid (@TPAReid), President of the Toronto Police Association and and Hank Idsinga, 640 Toronto’s crime specialist about several issues, including an apparent suicide that led to death of an innocent bystander..  Lastly, Greg breaks down a total PR fail from the city of Toronto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/202423 minutes, 19 seconds
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X-ray shipping container lands in the GTA to help fight auto theft

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Mayor Patrick Brown (@patrickbrownont) about the federal government announcing the deployment of an X-ray scanner in the GTA to help detect stolen vehicles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/202411 minutes, 51 seconds
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THINK TANK with Anne Marie Aikins, & Ben Mulroney

Greg (@gregbradyTO) and the panel of: Anne Marie Aikins, Crisis communications expert (@AMAprmaven), & Ben Mulroney, 640 Toronto Contributor (@BenMulroney) Discuss: 1 - Reaction to Mayor Chow’s interview w/ Ben Mulroney yesterday… 2 - Insiders say politics and privacy concerns halted Doug Ford's promise to put driver's licences and health cards on digital wallets  3 - Time-blindness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/202423 minutes, 52 seconds
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JUNE 14: the Euro Cup kicks off, Hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnutt, & Jewish kids are being victimized in Canada & why nobody seems to care.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed the Euro Cup and how BIG this tournament is for local businesses with Rocco Mastrangelo, who co-owns Café Diplomatico in Toronto’s Little Italy neighbourhood Also, crisis communications expert Mike Van Soelen talked about hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnutt and superstar Jennifer Lopez. Lastly, columnist Emma Teitel joined us to talk about her first column in National Post – about how Jewish kids are being victimized in Canada – and why nobody seems to care. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/202424 minutes, 50 seconds
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Should unions be allowed to pay members to speak out against budget cuts at TDSB meetings?

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) speaks with Michael Teper, a director of Save our Schools (@SOSTDSB), a community-based, parent-driven advocacy group aimed at improving educational outcomes, about union members being paid to speak out against budget cuts at TDSB meetings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/20247 minutes, 3 seconds
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Does Toronto support small business in our communities?

Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) speaks with Eric Lombardi (@EricDLombardi) Founder of More Neighbours Toronto (@MoreNeighbours), about how red tape at the City of Toronto is preventing small businesses to exist - and thrive - in residential zones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/20246 minutes, 36 seconds
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Toronto corner shop that serves takeout coffee at risk of closing due to anonymous complaint

Host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) speaks with Yana Miriev, the owner of the Finch Store, located in Toronto's College & Ossington neighbourhood. Yana's business is under review after a single, anonymous complaint. What's the issue at hand? That Yana's business serves takeout coffee. Will she lose her business licence? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/20248 minutes, 23 seconds
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THINK TANK with Caryma Sa’d, Kevin Vuong & Kim Wright

Guest Host, Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) and the panel of: Kevin Vuong (@KevinVuongMP) , Independent M-P for Spadina - Fort York, Caryma Sa’d (@CarymaRules), lawyer, protest watcher & Kim Wright, Strategist and Principal of Wright Strategies (@lobbygrl) discussed: 1 - Union is paying high school teachers to attend TDSB meeting and speak against budget cuts  2 - Canada moves into top 5 countries in refugee claims  3 - Mayor Olivia Chow joined us in studio 4 - What happened to the likes? X is now hiding which posts you like from other users. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/202423 minutes, 11 seconds
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One on one with Mayor Olivia Chow

For the first time in months, Mayor Olivia Chow (@MayorOliviaChow) joined 640 Toronto for a one-on-one with host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney). The two discussed a number of issues - including a plan to speed up affordable housing builds, 24/7 Gardiner construction, the Mayor's relationship with Toronto's Jewish community, and protecting and encouraging small businesses in residential areas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/202414 minutes, 43 seconds
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THINK TANK with Stephanie Smyth, Mark Saunders & Brad Bradford

Guest Host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney)and the panel of: Stephanie Smyth (@stephaniesmyth), broadcaster, Smyth Media Group, Brad Bradford, Toronto city councillor for Beaches - East York (@BradMBradford) & Mark Saunders, former Toronto police chief, mayoral candidate discussed: 1-Yonge-Dundas Square renaming could cost $500K more than budgeted  2 - Olivia Chow wants to bring Toronto's downtown back to life — and she's meeting bank CEOs about increasing office days to do it.  3 - Ford government allowing Beer Store to sell other products including lottery tickets, LCBO believes it can too  4 - Total mortgage balance reaching 'severe delinquency' exceeds $1 billion for the first time in Ontario. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/202426 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ontarians are missing their mortgage payments - in numbers not seen since 2020

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) speaks with Frank Leo (@GetLeoTeam), Broker and CEO of Frank Leo and Associates, about the total of mortgage balances in Ontario reaching 'severe delinquency'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/20249 minutes, 7 seconds
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Toronto needs an economic boost and the city's waterfront is the answer

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) speaks with Saad Usmani, Director of Economic Research at the Toronto Region Board of Trade, about why the city needs to look to our waterfront for an economic boost. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/20248 minutes, 56 seconds
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Enrollment in youth hockey is down - why?

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) speaks with Brad Lagasse, Minor Hockey Coach for the Ajax-Pickering Raiders, about the decline in youth hockey participation in Canada over the last 10 years - what's behind the drop in enrollment? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/20248 minutes, 43 seconds
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Virgin Atlantic making a comeback with flights from Toronto to Heathrow starting March 2025

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) speaks with John Gradek, Faculty Lecturer and Academic Programs Coordinator of Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations and Integrated Aviation Management at McGill University, about Virgin Atlantic returning to Toronto after two decades with flights from Toronto to Heathrow. Why now? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/20248 minutes, 36 seconds
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Capital gains tax changes approved in House of Commons, Conservatives oppose

Guest host Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) speaks with Laryssa Waler (@LWaler), Executive Advisor at GT & Company consulting firm, about the House of Commons voting Tuesday to approve the Liberal government’s capital gains tax changes despite the Conservatives opposing the measure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/202410 minutes, 27 seconds
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THINK TANK with Chloe Brown & Steve Paikin

Greg (@gregbradyTO) joined panelists: Steve Paikin (@spaikin), author, broadcaster, host of TVO’s The Agenda & Chloe Brown (@chloebrown4TO), policy analyst and former Toronto mayoral candidate to discuss... 1- Carolyn Parrish elected next mayor of Mississauga  2- TDSB tallies cost of staff sick days 3- Government immigration survey asks how many permanent residents Canada wants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/11/202426 minutes, 29 seconds
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JUNE 11: Carolyn Parrish, the next Mayor of Mississauga & the dwindling education numbers

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed the Mississauga mayoral byelection and Carolyn Parrish will be the next Mayor of Mississauga. Also, Ahmed Elbayoumi (@ahmadelbayoumi), Author of Policoner (@policornerca), a newsletter on Ontario politics. talks about the Mississauga byelection. Lastly, Tamara Gotlieb, founding member of not-for-profit group, Jewish Educators and Family Association of, and we were talking about dwindling education numbers in public stream and something called the ‘Wheel of Privilege’ some educators have been using. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/11/202428 minutes, 44 seconds
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What are equity policies doing for social cohesion?

Greg (@gregbradyTO) speaks with Tamara Gottlieb, founding member of the not-for-profit group, Jewish Educators and Family Association of Canada, about equity policies in our school boards and the costs of implementing them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/11/202410 minutes, 33 seconds
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Mississauga elects Carolyn Parrish in race to replace Bonnie Crombie as mayor

Greg (@gregbradyTO) speaks with Ahmad Elbayoumi (@ahmadelbayoumi), Author of POLICORNER, a newsletter on Ontario politics, about the Mississauga mayoral byelection. Former MP and local councillor Carolyn Parrish won the race to be the next mayor of Mississauga. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/11/20249 minutes, 34 seconds
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We're still here and still standing and we're in a good place

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Jack Hues from Wang Chung (@WangChungMusic) who will be at the El Mocambo Tuesday night in Toronto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202418 minutes, 28 seconds
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THINK TANK with Anthony Furey, & Nokha Dakroub

Greg (@gregbradyTO) and the panel of: 640 Toronto Contributor, former mayoral candidate (@anthonyfurey) & Nokha Dakroub, former peel district school board trustee (@NokhaDakroub) Discuss: 1 - Time to show some solidarity: Why Toronto’s mayor should attend this weekend’s Walk with Israel, 2- How many voters will turn out for the Mississauga mayoral and Ward 5 byelections?  3- More young Canadians want homes and pets over marriage and kids says a new survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202424 minutes, 18 seconds
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JUNE 10: Historical church Fire, the Walk For Israel event & the police presence there.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed the historical church in Toronto’s west end that burned early Sunday morning.. Father Don Beyers of St. Anne’s Anglican Church joined the show and is determined to rebuild his Church. Also, Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren), CEO of consulting firm Daisy Group, about the ‘Walk for Israel’ – Warren attended the annual event – which saw record numbers this weekend – an estimated 50,000 people – and yet – the Mayor wasn’t one of them. Lastly, Jon Reid (@TPAReid), President of the Toronto Police Association and Hank Idsinga, 640 Toronto’s Crime Specialist and we were talking about police presence at the Walk for Israel event – and video circulating online – of a police officer punching a protester in the face.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202424 minutes, 12 seconds
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Toronto ‘Walk with Israel’ event held amid high security, faceoffs with protesters

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Jon Reid (@TPAReid), President of the Toronto Police Association and Hank Idsinga, 640 Toronto’s Crime Specialist about the police presence at the annual pro-Israel event. Also noted was the collision involving a tractor trailer along the 401 in Toronto on Sunday which closed the eastbound collectors lanes. According to police, the driver of the truck, a 29-year-old man from Calgary, has been charged with impaired driving. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/20249 minutes, 30 seconds
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Contentious capital gains tax change to come to House of Commons Monday

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Dr. Eric Kam, Economics Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University, (@drerickam) about the Liberal government proceeding with its controversial capital gains tax change proposal, which is set to be introduced in the House of Commons Monday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/20248 minutes, 1 second
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"We're not stopping": Father hopeful of rebuilding Church that burned down Sunday

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Father Don Beyers of St. Anne's Anglican Church about how a four-alarm blaze destroyed the historical church on Sunday morning which contained murals painted by three members of the Group of Seven. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/20248 minutes, 22 seconds
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You can't run a government with 36 cabinet members

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Steve Paikin (@spaikin), host of TVO’s The Agenda about Ontario Premier Doug Ford's cabinet shuffle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202410 minutes, 13 seconds
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How do create the ridership that matches the post-pandemic work patterns

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Jamaal Myers, TTC Chair, City Councillor (@CllrJamaalMyers) about the ‘framework’ deal reached to put TTC strike on hold Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202413 minutes, 28 seconds
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The union had the upper hand all along

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Mike Van Soelen (@mvansoelen), Crisis communications expert about TTC avoid a strike & the considerations that go into this from both sides in terms of keeping/winning public support.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202410 minutes, 21 seconds
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UofT has waited too long to call on the police now, without the court's backing

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Jon Reid (@TPAReid), President of the Toronto Police Association about why was York U encampment cleared after a day, as U of T protesters languish into day 35?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/20246 minutes, 39 seconds
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THINK TANK with Lindsay Maskell, Ben Mulroney & Anne Marie Aikins.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) and the panel of: Lindsay Maskell, Strategist and former political adviser (@LindsayMaskell), Anne Marie Aikins, Crisis communications expert (@AMAprmaven), & Ben Mulroney, 640 Toronto Contributor (@BenMulroney) Discuss: 1 - Agreement reached between TTC and union to avoid strike 2- Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces new education minister, cabinet reshuffle 3- 20 Percent of Gen-Zers Bring Parents To Job Interviews Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202426 minutes, 16 seconds
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JUNE 7: No TTC Strike, who will pay for the TTC deal & how did the York U encampment get cleared so quickly?

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed how the TTC avoided a transit strike with Crisis communications expert Mike Van Soelen(@mvansoelen). We continue with the TTC strike aversion conversation with TTC Chair Jamaal Myers (@CllrJamaalMyers) and the big question moving forward is; what will this cost the taxpayer? Lastly, Jon Reid (@TPAReid), President of the Toronto Police Association talking about how police cleared the encampment at York University so quickly, after a day of being set up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202426 minutes, 52 seconds
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THINK TANK with Caryma Sa’d, Kevin Vuong & Eric Lombardi

Greg (@gregbradyTO) and the panel of: Kevin Vuong (@KevinVuongMP) , Independent M-P for Spadina - Fort York, Caryma Sa’d (@CarymaRules), lawyer, protest watcher & Eric Lombardi, Founder of More Neighbours Toronto (@EricDLombardi) discussed: 1 - Gardiner rush hour travel times up 250% 2 - The countdown is on for the TTC strike.. Will workers walk off the job at midnight? Or will we see a last minute deal? 3 - City councillor subdues suspected thief at Home Depot  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202426 minutes, 3 seconds
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We have seen student on teacher violence more than ever

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Carlin Palmby, Educational Assistant about teacher's unions to present survey results on violence against teachers and education workers in Ontario schools. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202410 minutes, 31 seconds
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For the City to be putting a shelter 50 steps from a school is crazy

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Tania, a Toronto mom who got video of an addict shooting up in front of her kid’s elementary school.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/20245 minutes, 52 seconds
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Kudos to the pilots for handling the Engine issue

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Tom Deosaran who filmed an Air Canada flight that had engine issues upon takeoff and had to return to to Toronto Pearson airport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/20246 minutes, 6 seconds
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It's quirky bit of Toronto history

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Alan Cross, host of The Ongoing History of New Music (@alancross) about Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre closing it's doors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202410 minutes, 38 seconds
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JUNE 6: The countdown to a potential TTC strike , caught on video, an Air Canada flight ‘engine issue’. & the Phoenix Concert Theatre closing its doors.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed the countdown to a potential TTC strike with Jamaal Myers (@CllrJamaalMyers), Chair of the TTC board & city councillor. Also, Tom Deosaran, who caught on video, an Air Canada flight circling and quickly returning to Toronto Pearson after just taking off due to an ‘engine issue’. Tom describes what the scene looked like.. and what was going through his head as it happened. Finally, musicologist Alan Cross (@alancross) joined us to talk about the iconic music venue the Phoenix Concert Theatre closing its doors January 15th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202422 minutes, 52 seconds
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THINK TANK with Stephanie Smyth, Mark Saunders & Brad Bradford

Greg (@gregbradyTO) and the panel of: Stephanie Smyth (@stephaniesmyth), broadcaster, Smyth Media Group, Brad Bradford, Toronto city councillor for Beaches - East York (@BradMBradford) & Mark Saunders, former Toronto police chief, mayoral candidate discussed: 1- A TTC strike is looming. Will Ontario step in to provide trains or force workers back?  2- Doug Ford's PC Party fundraising leaves rivals in its dust  3- Mother divides internet with viral video on why she never returns her shopping cart: 'Judge me all you want'  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/202425 minutes, 45 seconds
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The city has done a poor job with Cafe T.O. monitoring and enforcing infractions

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with David Shellnut, personal injury lawyer known as the ‘Biking Lawyer’ (@TheBikingLawyer) about his thoughts on Mayor Chow, what’s it like getting around her city as a cyclist?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/202410 minutes, 14 seconds
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It's basically now impossible for a young person to get into the housing market

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Martin Pelletier, is a Chartered Financial Analyst and senior portfolio manager at Wellington-Altus Private Counsel Inc. (@MPelletierCIO) about the Bank of Canada interest rate announcement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/202410 minutes, 10 seconds
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These companies are already creating content in Canada

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Dr. Michael Geist (@mgeist), Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, about how consumers will likely face higher prices after the CRTC tells streaming giants to invest $200 million in Canadian film, TV and music. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/20249 minutes, 24 seconds
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He knows he's a goner if he sticks around

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren), former Special Advisor to Jean Chretien and CEO of the Daisy Group about what will happen if the Liberals lose a Toronto byelection, could Justin Trudeau be in political trouble? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/20248 minutes
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JUNE 5: The looming TTC strike on Friday, CRTC tells streaming giants to invest $200 million in Canadian film, TV and music & what happens to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau if the Liberals lose the byelection in the Toronto-St Paul’s

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed the looming TTC strike & will workers walk off the job Friday with Dave Shellnut (@TheBikingLawyer), personal injury lawyer dubbed ‘the biking lawyer’.. about what a TTC strike means for city bike lanes. We spoke with Dr. Michael Geist (@mgeist), Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, about how consumers will likely face higher prices after the CRTC tells streaming giants to invest $200 million in Canadian film, TV and music. Finally, Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren), Former Special Advisor to Jean Chretien and CEO of the Daisy Group joined the show to talk about what happens to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau if the Liberals lose the byelection in the Toronto-St Paul’s riding later this month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/202422 minutes, 7 seconds
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Think Tank with Chloe Brown & Steve Paikin

Greg (@gregbradyTO) joined panelists: Steve Paikin (@spaikin), author, broadcaster, host of TVO’s The Agenda & Chloe Brown (@chloebrown4TO), policy analyst and former Toronto mayoral candidate to discuss... 1- How Toronto police have already spent $1.5 million on a World Cup that's two years away  2- TTC union tells Toronto to prepare for a strike Friday as little progress made in contract talks  3- Some MPs helping foreign actors like China and India meddle in Canadian politics: report  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/4/202423 minutes, 31 seconds
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With careful monitoring, these can be used as great tools for healing

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Dr. Monnica Williams (@DrMonnica), a mental health researcher at the University of Ottawa who will be launching the world's first master's degree program in the therapeutic and spiritual uses of psychedelics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/4/20247 minutes, 54 seconds
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We need more officers and outreach programs to come out and connect with our youth

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Vincent Crisanti, Toronto City Councillor for Etobicoke North about 2 separate shootings in Etobicoke over the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/4/202410 minutes, 24 seconds
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There's lots of machines, they're just not in the communities

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Francesca Grosso (@fgrosso63), Principal of health policy firm Grosso-McCarthy about Ontario wants more private MRI, CT clinics for public scans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/4/20247 minutes, 53 seconds
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How did this happened & how do we stop this from happening again?

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Josh Nisker (@JoshNisker), Lawyer representing family of Landyn Ferris, teen boy found unresponsive at his school about the Ford government under fire following teen death after being found unresponsive at Ontario school. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/4/20249 minutes, 58 seconds
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JUNE 4: A series of shootings in Etobicoke over the weekend, a teen boy who died after he was found unresponsive in a sensory room at his school & the province boosting the number of private MRI and CT scan clinics

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed a series of shootings in Etobicoke over the weekend with Vincent Crisanti, Toronto city councillor for Etobicoke North (@vcrisanti) about what needs to change moving forward. Josh Nisker (@JoshNisker) joined us, the lawyer representing the family of Landyn Ferris, a teen boy who died after he was found unresponsive in a sensory room at his school. The family has a lot of questions and little to no answers. How will they get justice for their son? And Francesca Grosso (@fgrosso63), principal of health policy firm Grosso-McCarthy joined us to discuss the province boosting the number of private MRI and CT scan clinics & how much will a boost improve wait times?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/4/202421 minutes, 27 seconds
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Will they cut the rate? No, would I? Yes.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Dr. Eric Kam, Economics Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University, (@drerickam) about the Bank of Canada interest rate decision coming on Wednesday amid rate cut speculation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/20245 minutes, 31 seconds
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THINK TANK with Ana Bailao, Anthony Furey, & Ryan Painter

Greg (@gregbradyTO) and the panel of: Ana Bailao, former Toronto city councillor, deputy mayor, housing expert (@anabailaoTO), Anthony Furey, columnist, 640 Toronto Contributor, former mayoral candidate (@anthonyfurey) & Ryan Painter, host of the Ryan Painter Podcast, consultant and public speaker (@ryanlpainter) discuss: 1 - Downtown Toronto roadway still closed following streetcar derailment 2 - Changing a tire? First aid? Ontario is getting ready to update its home ec courses  3 - Liberal MP Mark Holland says families who take road trips are killing the planet  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/202422 minutes, 38 seconds
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U of T encampment should have been dealt with a long time ago

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Jon Reid (@TPAReid), President of the Toronto Police Association and Hank Idsinga, 640 Toronto’s Crime Specialist about convocation season getting underway at the University of Toronto with a Pro-Palestinian encampment still there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/20249 minutes, 9 seconds
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June 3: Convocation season gets underway today at the University of Toronto, with a Pro-Palestinian encampment still there & a Bank of Canada interest rate decision coming this Wednesday, what should we expect?

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed convocation season gets underway today at the University of Toronto – with a Pro-Palestinian encampment – in the background of grads’ photos.. We speak with Jon Reid (@TPAReid), President of the Toronto Police Association and Hank Idsinga, 640 Toronto’s Crime Specialist about police presence during graduation season -  Also, Dr. Eric Kam (@drerickam), Economics Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University, spoke about a Bank of Canada interest rate decision coming this Wednesday – should Canadians expect relief? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/202412 minutes, 36 seconds
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We have to stand up and say no to hate

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Laura Walton, President of the Ontario Federation of Labour (@waltonmom) about Doug Ford’s comments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/202412 minutes, 18 seconds
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We suspect that the negotiations will go right to the last minute

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Jamaal Myers, TTC Chair, Toronto City Councillor for Scarborough North (@CllrJamaalMyers) about a possible TTC strike next Saturday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/202410 minutes, 3 seconds
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THINK TANK with Roy Green, Ben Mulroney & Lindsay Maskell

Greg (@gregbradyTO) and the panel of: Lindsay Maskell, Strategist and former political adviser (@LindsayMaskell), Roy Green, Host of the Roy Green Show (@TheRoyGreenShow), & Ben Mulroney, 640 Toronto Contributor (@BenMulroney) Discuss: 1 - Ford suggests immigrants to blame for shooting at Jewish school  2 - Donald Trump supporters call for riots and violent retribution after verdict Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/202424 minutes, 47 seconds
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Need 70% or higher to pass

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Stephen Lecce (@Sflecce), Ontario’s Education Minister about a new financial literacy test to be mandatory to get Ontario high school diploma. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/20249 minutes, 42 seconds
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There has to a discussion about our immigration policy

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Parthi Kandavel (@ParthiKandavel), Toronto City Councillor for Scarborough Southwest about Doug Ford's comments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/20246 minutes, 52 seconds
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There are people who hate Trump who now will vote for him

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom), former congressman about former President Donald Trump found guilty in Manhattan hush money case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/20249 minutes, 11 seconds
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Pretty certain they were always going to come up with the wrong decision

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Dr. David Jacobs (@DrJacobsRad), President of the Ontario Association of Radiologists about earlier breast cancer screenings starting at age 40 not advised, task force report says. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/20249 minutes, 53 seconds
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MAY 31: Premier suggested that immigrants were responsible for a shooting at a Jewish girls’ elementary school, Donald Trump’s conviction & an update to Canada’s national breast screening guidelines

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed the Premier suggested that immigrants were responsible for a shooting at a Jewish girls’ elementary school in North York last week with Toronto city councilor Parthi Kandavel (@ParthiKandavel). Also former congressman Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) had some strong reaction to former President Donald Trump’s conviction in the hush money case. And, Dr. David Jacobs (@DrJacobsRad), President of the Ontario Association of Radiologists and we were talking about a anticipated update to Canada’s national breast screening guidelines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/202421 minutes, 29 seconds
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There's nothing young people love more than being forced to do things

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Megan Kinch (@meganysta), writer, former Canadian soldier who worked in a recruiting centre about the idea of requiring young people to perform some type of national service.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/20249 minutes, 6 seconds
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A real modernized revitalization plan

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Rachel Chernos-Lin (@rchernoslin), Toronto District School Board Chair and Trustee for Ward 11 - Don Valley West about Ontario needs to tackle $16.8B school repair backlog: advocates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/202412 minutes, 18 seconds
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THINK TANK with Anne Marie Aikins, Kevin Vuong & Caryma Sa’d.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) and the panel of: Kevin Vuong (@KevinVuongMP) , Independent M-P for Spadina - Fort York, Caryma Sa’d (@CarymaRules), lawyer, protest watcher & Anne Marie Aikins (@AMAprmaven), Crisis communications expert discussed: 1 - U of T won’t get court injunction before convocation starts  2 - Emigration to the U.S. hits a 10-year high as tens of thousands of Canadians head south  3 - Liberal men wearing a period bracelet doesn't advance women's health rights': Ontario MPP Goldie Ghamari Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/202423 minutes, 5 seconds
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It's an overreach upon the peaceful freedom of expression

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Josh (@JoshMatlow), Toronto city councillor for Toronto - St. Paul’s about bubble zones around religious centres. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/20249 minutes, 18 seconds
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74 million rounds of golf were played in Canada last year

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Laurence Applebaum (@LaurenceAppleb1), CEO of Golf Canada talking about the RBC Canadian Open. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/202411 minutes, 3 seconds
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MAY 30: Young people to perform some type of national service, $16.8 BILLION school repair backlog, & safety zones outside religious institutions.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed the idea of requiring young people to perform some type of national service with Megan Kinch (@meganysta), a former Canadian soldier, about why this is not the right idea and why no one in the military would want this to happen. Also, TDSB Chair and Trustee Rachel Chernos-Lin (@rchernoslin) talks about province needing to step up and hand over the funds to tackle the $16.8 BILLION school repair backlog. And, city councillor Josh Matlow (@JoshMatlow) talks about safety zones outside religious institutions.. and why the proposed motion was an overreach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/202425 minutes, 54 seconds
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The children were looking forward to breakfast

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Amy Berridge, Perth School mother who launched the unofficial breakfast program last October. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/20248 minutes, 6 seconds
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Are we really spending money on this problematic former mayor?

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Nicole Rajakovic, the Toronto woman who started a petition last year to NOT have Centennial Stadium named after Rob Ford. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/20248 minutes, 33 seconds
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When he speaks, the place does get quieter and we all listen

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Paul Calandra, Ontario’s Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister, MPP for Markham-Stouffville (@PaulCalandra) about Sol Mamakwa spoke Anishininiimowin in Ontario legislature, MPP Sarah Jama’s court challenge of her censure is dismissed & Associate Minister Rob Flack about his out of context "no one wants to live in Toronto" comment? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/202411 minutes, 39 seconds
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THINK TANK with Stephanie Smyth, Mark Saunders & Brad Bradford,

Greg (@gregbradyTO) and the panel of: Stephanie Smyth (@stephaniesmyth), broadcaster, Smyth Media Group, Brad Bradford, Toronto city councillor for Beaches - East York (@BradMBradford) & Mark Saunders, former Toronto police chief, mayoral candidate discussed: 1 - Centennial Park Stadium in Etobicoke was renamed last night - after the late Rob Ford, 2 - Bike lanes could be coming to a deadly section of Avenue Road - between Bloor Street West and Davenport Road where three cyclists have been killed in the last nine years.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/202423 minutes, 50 seconds
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If they want an election, bring it on

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Bonnie Crombie (@BonnieCrombie), Leader of the Ontario Liberals about her reaction to associate minister Rob Flack comment on housing, Doug Ford was asked about calling on early election, & Doug Ford's change to booze sales could cost far more than $225M. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/202411 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Bank of Canada can't fix fees and zoning approvals

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Alex Beheshti (@beheshtialex), Senior Consultant at Altus Group Economic Consulting, where he specializes in urban planning and land economics about home prices in the GTA have fallen by nearly 15% since 2022 but the cost of housing - expressed as rents or mortgage payments - has only gotten worse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/20248 minutes, 34 seconds
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MAY 29: Renaming of Centennial Stadium to Rob Ford stadium, An official breakfast club for students that was shut down, and the price of homes has gone down, but we're not out of the woods yet.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed the renaming of Centennial Stadium to Rob Ford stadium with Nicole Rajakovic, a Toronto woman who started a petition last year to NOT have Centennial Stadium named after Rob Ford. There's an official breakfast club for students that was shot down by a neighbouring school and we find out what has happened since with Amy Berridge, a Perth School mother who launched the unofficial breakfast program last October. And, urban planning and land economics expert Alex Beheshti (@beheshtialex) and we were talking about how the price of homes has gone down.. BUT the COST of housing has gotten worse – how? Why? We ask Alex that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/202429 minutes, 5 seconds
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The first mission of a government is to protect their citizens

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Sergio Karas, Lawyer, Certified Specialist in Canadian Immigration and Citizenship Law; principal Karas Immigration Law (@KARAS_LAW) about his warning that taking in Gazan refugees presents “serious security risks”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/20249 minutes, 32 seconds
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It gives the city a lot of options to deal with traffic congestion

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with April Engelberg, Lawyer, former Toronto city council candidate (@AprilEngelberg) about: 1 - Etobicoke's Centennial Park Stadium renamed after Rob Ford  2 - Toronto testing more tech to try to improve traffic  3 - Toronto Unveils the David Crombie Park Redesign Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/20248 minutes, 15 seconds
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"I never thought I'd be able to do this"

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Sol Mama-kwa, Ontario NDP MPP for Kiiwetinoong (@solmamakwa) about Sol to make history at Ontario legislature as it will allow, interpret and transcribe a language other than English and French. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/202410 minutes, 39 seconds
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Think Tank with Chloe Brown & Nokha Dakroub

Greg (@gregbradyTO) and the panel of: Chloe Brown, policy analyst, former Toronto mayoral candidate (@chloebrown4TO) & Nokha Dakroub, former peel district school board trustee (@NokhaDakroub) discussed: 1 - Etobicoke's Centennial Park Stadium renamed after Rob Ford  2 - Provincial PC party insiders say fear of a Pierre Poilievre victory has Doug Ford considering an early election call  3 - The perm is back. Its latest fans? Teen boys  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/202422 minutes, 21 seconds
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It's to create dynamic destinations for people to visit

Greg (@gregbradyTO) welcomed to the studio, Joe Cressy, Chief of Staff at Waterfront Toronto (@joe_cressy) to talk about the time to transform the Waterfront is now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/202419 minutes, 17 seconds
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These parents are incredibly brave to have their children back in that building

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Tamara Gottlieb, a parent with kids in a school nearby, and was at yesterday’s rally held outside the Toronto Jewish school after Saturday's shooting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/20246 minutes, 5 seconds
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MAY 28: Transforming Toronto’s waterfront, the Ontario legislature will allow a language other than English and French & Ottawa increasing the current cap allowing Gazans to come to Canada.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed transforming Toronto’s waterfront with Waterfront Toronto’s Chief of Staff Joe Cressy (@joe_cressy). Also, Today’s a historic day at Queen’s Park for NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa (@solmamakwa) as Sol will ask a question in his Indigenous language - For the first time in its history, the Ontario legislature will allow, interpret and transcribe a language other than English and French. Lastly, immigration lawyer Sergio Karas (@KARAS_LAW) talks about Ottawa increasing the current 1,000-person cap on a program allowing Gazans with a connection to Canada to come here on temporary visas, to 5,000 people. Sergio details the security risks involved with the increase.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/202434 minutes, 47 seconds
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Nerves are things that you learn to tackle and work through

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Dr. Eric Kam, economics professor at Toronto Metropolitan University (@drerickam) about Canada considering tariffs on Chinese EVs that follows a U.S. move. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/202411 minutes, 5 seconds
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We have to talk about de-escalation

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Laura Walton, President, Ontario Federation of Labour (@waltonmom) about the encampment at the U of T and why is the OFL getting into this battle? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/202410 minutes, 29 seconds
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Musicians are like sharks, we like to keep moving forward

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Amanda Marshall, Canadian Juno award winning singer (@TheMarshallMix) who is coming to Toronto at Budweiser Stage on July 12th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/20249 minutes, 27 seconds
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Toronto has cameras everywhere

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Jon Reid, President of the Toronto Police Association (@TPAReid) & Hank Idsinga, 640 Toronto Crime Specialist, former police inspector about the Toronto police investigating after shots fired at school for Jewish girls in North York & Eviction deadline passes for pro-Palestinian protesters at U of T. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/202411 minutes, 38 seconds
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THINK TANK with Ana Bailao, Anthony Furey, & Ryan Painter

Greg (@gregbradyTO) & the panel of Ana Bailao, former Toronto city councillor, deputy mayor (@anabailaoTO), Anthony Furey, Columnist, 640 Toronto Contributor (@anthonyfurey) & Ryan Painter, host of the Ryan Painter Podcast, consultant and public speaker (@ryanlpainter) discussed: Encampment negotiations continue as U of T threatens eviction Monday morning, And, the Provincial government faces new special report on Greenbelt communications. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/202421 minutes, 43 seconds
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May 27: The pro-Palestinian encampment at the university of Toronto, and shots were fired at a private school for Jewish girls in North York over the weekend.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed the pro-Palestinian encampment at the university of Toronto. Protesters, who have been camped out at the university for weeks, were served a trespass notice and we spoke with Ontario Federation of Labour president Laura Walton (@waltonmom) about it. Also, we talked to Toronto Police Association President Jon Reid (@TPAReid) and 640 Toronto’s Crime Specialist Hank Idsinga. There were shots were fired at a private school for Jewish girls in North York over the weekend and today there is a heavy police presence on site as the school opens as usual.  Lastly, Dr. Eric Kam (@drerickam), economics professor at Toronto Metropolitan University joined us to discuss Canada considering Chinese EV tariff following U.S. move. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/202431 minutes
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THINK TANK with Ben Mulroney & Celina Caesar-Chavannes

Greg Brady (@gregbradyTO) & the panel of Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney), 640 Toronto Contributor & Celina Caesar-Chavannes former MP, Bestselling Author and PhD (neuro) student discuss... U of T president says he will ‘consider’ disclosure and divestment but King’s College encampment ‘must end’, Convenience stores, supermarkets, & gas stations that are fully licensed will be able to sell beer, wine, & ready-to-drink cocktails cocktails starting this fall, With outdated rules and mounting losses, can anything be done to fix Canada Post? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202424 minutes, 45 seconds
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Weird thing is, Ticketmaster works

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Rob Johnson from the Curiouscast podcast network about the U.S. government sues in bid to break up Ticketmaster owner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/20249 minutes, 16 seconds
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This is not a well thought out position

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed with former deputy Attorney General, Mark Freiman, Toronto city council's vote on creating “Bubble Safety Zones” around places of worship & hospitals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/20246 minutes, 23 seconds
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Women's sport has always been excellent, now people are seeing it as a profitable business

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Carla Qualtrough (@CQualtro), Canadian Minister of Sport about the WNBA commissioner, Canadian celebrities welcomed expansion Toronto franchise to the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202414 minutes, 20 seconds
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There are people who are "cancel-proof"

Greg (@gregbradyTO) welcomed our crisis comms expert, Mike Van Soelen (@mvansoelen) to discuss the U.S. government suing Ticketmaster for being a monopoly, OpenAI vs. Scarlett Johansson & is Sean Combs finished? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/20249 minutes, 40 seconds
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There's so much action with a great story

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Tori Brazier (@dinotaur) - film & entertainment reporter for Metro UK (LIVE from Cannes) to talk about the release of the latest chapter to the Mad Max universe, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/20245 minutes, 27 seconds
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May 24: "Bubble Safety Zones" for protests, new Mad Max movie & Ticketmaster getting sued for being a monopoly

Greg (@gregbradyTO) discussed Toronto city council took a vote on creating “Bubble Safety Zones” around places of worship & hospitals. We discuss the results of the vote with former deputy Attorney General, Mark Freiman. Also, we talked to Tori Brazier (@dinotaur) - film & entertainment reporter for Metro UK (LIVE from Cannes) to talk about the release of the latest chapter to the Mad Max universe, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. Finally, it's our weekly visit from crisis comms expert, Mike Van Soelen (@mvansoelen) to discuss the U.S. government suing Ticketmaster for being a monopoly, OpenAI vs. Scarlett Johansson & is Sean Combs finished? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202418 minutes, 17 seconds
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I had to download the data 3 times to make sure it was correct

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to  Sebastien Labrecque (@LabrecqueSebas1), Chief Economist with Strategy Corp ,and we were talking about new StatCan data that shows people are fleeing Toronto – why?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/20248 minutes, 16 seconds
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Toronto is not unique here, all big cities have the same issues

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Jennifer McKelvie (@McKelvieTO), Toronto City Councillor for Scarborough - Rouge Park and Deputy Mayor about the Gardiner 24/7 construction & a looming TTC strike & can the TTC and union make a deal? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202411 minutes, 15 seconds
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If you build homes around transit, they'll have a better choice

Greg (@gregbradyTO) welcomed David Miller (@iamdavidmiller), former mayor of Toronto from 2003-2010, Author of Solved: how the world's great cities are fixing the climate crisis to talk about Toronto's waterfront, a looming TTC strike as he was the last mayor to deal with a transit strike & 24/7 Gardiner construction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202425 minutes, 27 seconds
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May 23: Looming TTC strike, yesterday’s council meeting about 24/7 Gardiner construction, & new Stat Can data that shows people are leaving Toronto.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) talked about a a looming TTC strike, as 11,500 transit employees could go on strike as early as June 7th. The last transit strike was in 2008 – the mayor at that time was David Miller (@iamdavidmiller) – and he joined us to discuss. Deputy Mayor and city councilor Jennifer McKelvie (@McKelvieTO) joined us to talk about yesterday’s council meeting and where 24/7 Gardiner construction was on the table and is it feasible?  Sebastien Labrecque (@LabrecqueSebas1), Chief Economist with Strategy Corp ,and we were talking about new StatCan data that shows people are fleeing Toronto. Why? How do we get people to stay? Where are they going? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202430 minutes, 38 seconds
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Big corporations would jack up prices without rules

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh), Leader of the NDP about Mr. Singh cracking down on high grocery prices as the Liberals have barely done anything and he's also sent a letter to the Competition Bureau on the new allegations of Loblaws colluding with the big telecoms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202410 minutes, 53 seconds
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There needs to be proactive approaches to prevent violent incidences from happening

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Karen Brown, President of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) about the Teachers’ union files complaint over code of conduct changes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202410 minutes, 24 seconds
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THINK TANK with Caryma Sa’d, Kevin Vuong & Kate Harrison

Greg Brady (@gregbradyTO) & the panel of Kevin Vuong (@KevinVuongMP), Independent M-P for Spadina Fort York, Caryma Sa’d (@CarymaRules), lawyer and protest watcher & Kate Harrison (@KatlynHarrison), Vice Chair of Summa Strategies discuss... Toronto’s former chief planner notes the city’s insufferable traffic - and suggests a congestion fee to crack down on this problem. Former Raptors executive Teresa Resch to be named president of Toronto’s new WNBA team Kate Harrison: Liberals trying to have it "both ways"..."They go to DC... say they want a constructive working relationship with a Trump administration. At same time, they're running ads on social media comparing Trump to Poilievre... stoking fears about abortion" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202422 minutes, 23 seconds
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May 22: City council motion for 24/7 construction on the Gardiner Expressway, a Toronto Blue Jays fan who got hit in the eye by a foul ball & The Mayor of Burlington, wants to lower development costs to get more housing built!

Greg Brady asked you about a motion being introduced today at city council that would push for 24/7 construction to speed up rehabilitation work on the Gardiner Expressway. Liz McGuire, a Toronto Blue Jays fan who got smoked in the eye by a foul ball of Bo Bichette’s bat during Sunday’s game. Liz got one hell of a goose egg and black eye from that foul ball.. and now has a signed ball from Bichette and her own custom trading cards. Marianne Meed Ward, Mayor of Burlington, Ontario, about how her town has voted in favour of lowering development costs to get more housing built! What a concept. Will other municipalities catch on?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/202423 minutes, 2 seconds
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Development charges are one of the costs that make housing unaffordable

Greg Brady spoke to Marianne Meed Ward, Mayor of Burlington, Ontario, about how her town has voted in favour of lowering development costs to get more housing built!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/20248 minutes, 12 seconds
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THINK TANK with Anne Marie Aikins, Brad Bradford & Mark Saunders

Greg Brady and the panel of : Anne Marie Aikins, crisis communications expert, Mark Saunders, former police of Chief and Toronto mayoral candidate & Brad Bradford, Toronto City Councillor for Beaches - East York, talk about: Could city council speed up Gardiner Expressway construction? TTC workers can strike in 17 days, as labour ministry issues no-board report  Inflation fell to 2.7 per cent in April, Statistics Canada says. Here's what might happen next  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/202425 minutes, 24 seconds
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The fact I caught a baseball with my face and have a baseball card for it is amazing

Greg Brady spoke to Liz McGuire, a Toronto Blue Jays fan who got hit in the face by a foul ball off the bat of Bo Bichette on Friday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/202410 minutes, 47 seconds
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Hot temperatures have started early this year

Greg Brady spoke to Laura Walton, President, Ontario Federation of Labour about unregulated temperatures in the workplace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/20248 minutes, 34 seconds
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The guys with the keys to the house don't know what's right & wrong anymore

Greg Brady spoke to Laryssa Waler, Executive Advisor at G-T & Company consulting firm about Norway, Ireland and Spain to recognize Palestinian state in historic move. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/202410 minutes, 27 seconds
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This boat was known in the area to be going very fast at various times before this collision

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Sean O’Shea (@ConsumerSOS) , Global News Consumer and Investigative Reporter about a long weekend boating collision that left 3 people dead & 5 injured north of Kingston. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/20248 minutes, 41 seconds
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There is no free shrimp

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Dr. Eric Kam (@drerickam) , Economics Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University about what to expect with the release of StatsCan's April numbers Tuesday & how Red Lobster’s misguided endless shrimp promotion drove it into bankruptcy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/20249 minutes, 31 seconds
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Think Tank with Chloe Brown & Steve Paikin

Greg (@gregbradyTO) joined panelists: Steve Paikin (@spaikin), author, broadcaster, host of TVO’s The Agenda & Chloe Brown (@chloebrown4TO), policy analyst and former Toronto mayoral candidate to discuss... Toronto's rejection from Ottawa on drug decriminalization has 'dismayed' some advocates, The DUI downgrade: Why the Ford government allows judges to lower impaired driving charges, Ontario's pace of new home construction slows to 2018 levels  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/202424 minutes, 32 seconds
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Certain areas bear the extreme brunt of Toronto's growth

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to April Engelberg (@AprilEngelberg), Toronto lawyer about the new Bikeshare Toronto app, CafeTO launch this year a success. Also, this week Council will vote on allowing 6 story units on all "major streets". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/20249 minutes, 5 seconds
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May 21: Provincial government allows judges to lower impaired driving charges, Toronto city council votes this week to allow 6-story units on all major streets & Red Lobster files for bankruptcy.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) talked about why the Ford government allows judges to lower impaired driving charges with Global News’ Queen’s Park Bureau Chief Colin D’Mello (@ColinDMello) who investigated this directive. April Engelberg (@AprilEngelberg) , a Toronto-based lawyer, we touched on a few issues, including a vote at city council this week to allow 6-story units on ALL ‘major streets’. Economics Professor Dr. Eric Kam (@drerickam) and we were talking about how we can save Red Lobster from its demise!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/202417 minutes, 36 seconds
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Why does this Pandemic measure still exist?

Greg (@gregbradyTO) spoke to Colin D’Mello (@ColinDMello) , Global News Queen’s Park Bureau Chief about the driving under the influence downgrade & why the provincial government allows judges to lower impaired driving charges. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/20247 minutes, 40 seconds
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Teaching about the Middle East takes a great deal of care & sensitivity

Greg spoke to Sharan Kaur, political strategist about how can we even teach the Middle East right now in schools? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/20248 minutes, 22 seconds
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75 to 85% of people suffer from bonified mental illness

Greg spoke with Derek Finkle, investigative and independent journalist who lives across from a safe injection site in Leslieville about Ontario warns Toronto to drop drug decriminalization request Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/20248 minutes, 2 seconds
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Monday was bad, let's not sugarcoat it

Greg spoke to Jamaal Myers, Toronto city councillor for Scarborough North and TTC Chair about the TTC CEO apologizes for major outage Monday, plans to open review. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/20248 minutes, 43 seconds
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THINK TANK with Roy Green & Ben Mulroney

Greg a nd the panel of Ben Mulroney, 640 Toronto Contributor & Roy Green, host of the Roy Green Show discuss Toronto refuses to back down from push to decriminalize illegal drugs, Abacus Data survey has the Liberals and CPC tied among 18 to 29 and the NFL’s Harrison Butker slammed for urging women grads to be ‘homemakers’. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202420 minutes, 58 seconds
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Maybe he knew what he was saying all along

Greg welcomed Mike Van Soelen, crisis communications expert to talk NFL’s Harrison Butker getting slammed for urging women grads to be ‘homemakers' and big name celebs call for Kevin Spacey acting return. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/20249 minutes, 20 seconds
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30th year at Budweiser Stage

Greg spoke to Joey Scoleri, Senior VP - Live Nation ahead of the opening of the 30th season of Bud Stage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202412 minutes, 12 seconds
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May 17: Drug decriminalization, TTC shutdown fallout & NFL kicker "homemaker" comments

Greg talked about Toronto standing strong with their push for decriminalization with Derek Finkle, an independent journalist. Also, Jamaal Myers, Toronto city councillor for Scarborough North and TTC Chair, talked about Monday’s nightmare on the TTC. What went wrong and why did it take the CEO of the transit agency 3 days to apologize?  Finally, Crisis Communications Expert Mike Van Soelen talked about the controversial comments made by NFL kicker Harrison Butker and how he urged women graduates to be ‘homemakers’ in a commencement speech. Does he deserve to be shunned, canceled? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202420 minutes, 38 seconds
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It's one of those stories that make you go, what?

Greg spoke to Jack Hauen, Queen’s Park Reporter for The Trillium about the CRA rent ruling sows tenant confusion in Ontario. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/20247 minutes
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THINK TANK with Caryma Sa’d, Kevin Vuong & Eric Lombardi

Greg and today's Think Tank panel of Caryma Sa’d, lawyer and protest watcher, Kevin Vuong, Independent MP for Spadina Fort York and Eric Lombardi, Founder of More Neighbours Toronto, talk about TTC board to meet as questions linger about major outage Monday & Toronto transit workers' union takes 'final step' towards possible job action. Also, Shoppers have had enough and are complaining about major retailers beefed up anti-theft tactics. Industry groups say 'retail is the new frontier' for organized criminal gangs.. No doubt that people are stealing from retailers, selling products for more.. But also, people can’t afford their groceries. What to do here? And Via Rail ridership’s down because it’s too expensive to travel with Via. A round-trip for Toronto-MTL in June (direct) is $227.13. You wouldn’t even spend that on gas. Flight tickets for that same weekend in June cost $564.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/202424 minutes, 51 seconds
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May 16: TTC board meeting , a CRA ruling that’s left tenants confused & Tuesday’s Israeli flag raising event at Queen’s Park where – not one NDP MPP showed up.

Greg talked about a TTC board meeting and what led to the chaos on Line 2 on Monday with Toronto – St. Paul’s Councillor Josh Matlow about his concerns with the transit operator. Also, Jack Hauen, Queen’s Park Reporter for The Trillium, talking about a CRA ruling that’s left tenants confused. Why are tenants responsible for withholding 25 per cent of their foreign landlords' rent and paying it to the CRA?  Finally, Andrew Perez, Political Commentator and Principal of Perez Strategies talking about Tuesday’s Israeli flag raising event at Queen’s Park and his disappointment with the NDP. Not one MPP showed up to the event, despite it being on the front lawn of where MPPs work! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/202426 minutes
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"I was quite disgusted by it frankly"

Greg spoke to Andrew Perez, Political Commentator and Principal of Perez Strategies about his observation that not a single Ontario NDP MPP attended Tuesday’s Israeli flag raising *on the front lawn of Queen's Park* in recognition of Israel's 76th Independence Day.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/202413 minutes, 23 seconds
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Monday's spill has happened 4 times before in the past few weeks

Greg spoke to Josh Matlow, Toronto City Councillor for Toronto - St Paul’s about the TTC board to meet as questions linger about major outage Monday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/202410 minutes, 35 seconds
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25 years into a 50 year project to turn Toronto's waterfront into an Internationally known destination

Greg welcomed Tim Kocur, Executive Director for the Waterfront Business Improvement Area to discuss attractive retail and improvements to make Toronto's waterfront a destination. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/20249 minutes, 7 seconds
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"Thank you Prime Minister for revoking my Liberal membership"

Greg welcomed Kevin Vuong, Independent MP for Spadina Fort York to talk about the evolution of Kevin’s political career - from Liberal MP to independent.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/20248 minutes, 35 seconds
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Imagine 2 old men yelling at us for an hour

Greg spoke to Joe Walsh, Former congressman about Joe Biden and Donald Trump accept CNN’s invitation to debate on June 27. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/20247 minutes, 17 seconds
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Giving local companies a chance to compete with the big stores for local delivery

Greg Brady (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Alok Ahuja, CEO of Trexity about Toronto wide same-day service starts at $5 a delivery.
5/15/20247 minutes, 20 seconds
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Decades of throwing money at health care isn't working

Greg Brady (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Colin Craig (@colincraig1), President of Second Street.org (@SecondStreetOrg) about his opinion piece : Opinion: When Pierre Poilievre knocks on your door, demand health care choice .
5/15/20247 minutes, 22 seconds
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Every big city collects a part of the sales tax, except Toronto

Greg Brady (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Gord Perks (@gordperks), Toronto City Councillor for Parkdale - High Park about Toronto facing a 26 billion dollar infrastructure shortfall to maintain service over next decade.
5/15/20248 minutes, 47 seconds
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"We don't want to see the same thing that happened 8 years ago'

Greg Brady (@gregbradyTO) spoke with Brent Pushkarenko (@BPushCorus), provincial radio news director and Edmonton station manager about the wildfire evacuation order issued for parts of Fort McMurray. 
5/15/20247 minutes, 47 seconds
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May 15: The province's new impaired driving legislation, Canadian health care & Dr. Eileen da Villa’s resignation.

Greg (@gregbradyTO) talked about the province coming out with new legislation that, if passed, would require anyone convicted of impaired driving, install an ignition interlock device .. aka breathalyzer, in their vehicle. Ontario’s solicitor general Michael Kerzner (@MPPKerzner) joined us to discuss. Colin Craig (@colincraig1), President of Second Street dot org, joined us to discuss why Canadians should be given the CHOICE of the health care they receive – the choice between using the public system or private clinics. Columnist and former Toronto mayoral candidate Anthony Furey (@anthonyfurey) and we were talking about the city’s medical officer of health, Dr. Eileen da Villa’s, resignation announcement yesterday.
5/15/202425 minutes, 23 seconds
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She should've moved on after the Covid-19 pandemic

Greg (gregbradyTO) spoke to Anthony Furey (@anthonyfurey ), columnist, former Toronto mayoral candidate about Toronto’s public health officer to stepping down.
5/15/202411 minutes, 7 seconds
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THINK TANK with Stephanie Smyth, Mark Saunders & Brad Bradford,

Greg (gregbradyTO) and today's Think Tank panel of Stephanie Smyth (@stephaniesmyth ), Broadcaster, Smyth Media Group, Mark Saunders (@marksaunders_TO ), former Toronto police chief, mayoral candidate & Brad Bradford (@BradMBradford ), Toronto City Councillor for Beaches - East York, talk about getting aggressive about waterfront development, beyond the Ontario Place redesign/controversy, what would you like to see? Also, The TTC has yet to provide further details about a fluid spill that shut down a section of the Line 2 subway for several hours Monday, leaving thousands of commuters scrambling. Why do we put up with this? Don’t Torontonians deserve answers?  And The Ontario government will introduce legislation to crack down on impaired drivers. Convicted impaired drivers causing death will see lifetime driving bans. Breathalyzers required in cars for anyone found guilty of impaired driving . Surely this is legislation we can all get behind - but how do we get people to understand that you don’t get behind the wheel after drinking??
5/15/202423 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ford government sets out new rules for people guilty of impaired driving in Ontario

Michael Kerzner (@MPPKerzner), Ontario’s Solicitor General, MPP for York Centre joins host Greg Brady (@gregbradyTO) to talk about newly proposed legislation that, if passed, would see a lifetime driving ban for people found guilty of impaired driving causing death.
5/15/202411 minutes, 12 seconds
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May 14: Will Mayor Olivia Chow attend the Israeli flag raising ceremony at City Hall? & Yesterday’s gong-show along the TTC’s line 2

Greg focused in on whether Mayor Olivia Chow will attend the Israeli flag raising ceremony at City Hall with Warren Kinsella @kinsellawarren, CEO of Daisy Group crisis communications firm as well as your calls. Greg also welcomed Steve Munro, a transit activist and commentator, about yesterday’s gong-show along the TTC’s line two – a 12 hour shut down due to ‘slippery track conditions’ what??
5/14/202432 minutes, 46 seconds
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"You're the mayor. If security is an issue, call the police"

Greg spoke to Warren Kinsella @kinsellawarren, was special assistant to Jean Chretien, and currently CEO of Daisy Group crisis communications firm about Mayor Olivia Chow will NOT attend today’s Israeli flag raising ceremony because it’s ‘too divisive’.
5/14/202413 minutes, 21 seconds
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"It raises the question of resiliency on the TTC"

Greg spoke to Steve Munro, Transit activist and commentator about TTC subway service on Line 2 was closed for 12 hours causing major disruption to the morning and afternoon commutes.
5/14/202414 minutes, 19 seconds
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TTC cleaned tracks by hand?

Greg spoke to April Engelberg, Toronto based lawyer about the TTC shutdown of major stations during rush hour, do people still use the Path? And women's sports in Toronto.
5/14/20247 minutes, 32 seconds
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Think Tank with Chloe Brown & Steve Paikin

Greg and today's Think Tanks panel of Chloe Brown, policy analyst, former Mayoral candidate& Steve Paikin, Author, Broadcaster, host of TVO’s The Agenda talk about Subway service on Line 2 was closed for 12 hours causing major disruption to the morning and afternoon commutes. Also will the Mayor will attend today’s Israeli flag raising event and "Fire that minister": Ontario NDP calls on Ford to sack Minister of Health.
5/14/202416 minutes, 34 seconds
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May 13: A sleepover from hell at the Brady household, our post-secondary acceptance system is broken & Canada’s economy could be in more trouble than many think..

Greg focused on how BROKEN our post-secondary acceptance system is with Muna Kadri, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation for District 16. Also, Dr. Eric Kam, Economics Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University, talking about why Canada’s economy could be in more trouble than many think and we get your reaction to the sleepover from hell at the Brady household – how would you respond to a group of rowdy teens who wouldn’t shut up after being told several times to KEEP IT DOWN!
5/13/202424 minutes, 4 seconds
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THINK TANK with Ana Bailao, Anthony Furey, & Ryan Painter

Greg and the panel of Ana Bailao, former Toronto city councillor, deputy mayor and former mayoral candidate, Anthony Furey, columnist, 640 Toronto contributor and former mayoral candidate & Ryan Painter, host of the Ryan Painter Podcast, consultant and public speaker debate Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow calls drug-decriminalization debate a diversion & When Toronto asked to decriminalize drugs, Health Canada had questions. More than a year later, it's still waiting for answers.
5/13/202424 minutes, 16 seconds
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Protesters at the University of Toronto accuse university of surveilling them

Greg speaks with Jon Reid, President of the Toronto Police Association and Hank Idsinga, 640 Toronto's crime specialist and former police inspector, about protesters at the University of Toronto accusing the university of surveilling them, claiming cameras were recently installed to monitor them.
5/13/202412 minutes, 58 seconds
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The issues students are dealing with today are greater than ever before

Greg spoke to Muna Kadri, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation District 16 about how broken our post-secondary acceptance system is that has students with high averages receiving rejection letters – why? 
5/13/202410 minutes, 20 seconds
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A lot of Canadians are losing purchasing power

Greg spoke with Dr. Eric Kam, Economics Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University, talking about why Canada’s economy could be in more trouble than many think.
5/13/20247 minutes, 10 seconds
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Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes: 10th film in the franchise out now

Greg Brady speaks with Toronto Star movie critic Peter Howell about the success of the Planet of the Apes franchise - with their 10th film 'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' in theatres now!
5/10/20247 minutes, 29 seconds
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"Children are accessing online information more than ever before"

Greg spoke to Todd McCarthy, Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery of Ontario about Ontario to step up efforts to protect students’ data.
5/10/20246 minutes, 51 seconds
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May 10: The encampment at the University of Toronto & the ongoing feud between Drake and Kendrick Lamar.

Greg looked at TWO different view points regarding the encampment at the University of Toronto. 9 days in and why protesters won’t be packing up anytime soon with Sara Rasikh, an organizer with UofT Occupy For Palestine and grad student at the university. Another point of view comes from Justin Chow, a non-Jewish ally, co-founder of United Against Antisemitism, a student-led grassroots organization. We get his reaction as to how students are feeling as the encampment rages on, closing in on convocation season.
5/10/202426 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ontario to ban cellphones in classrooms next year - do the restrictions go far enough?

Greg Brady speaks with Paige MacPherson, associate director of education policy at the Fraser Institute, about Ontario's crackdown on cellphones in classrooms and bringing uniformity to the rules on devices to help improve student concentration. But does the policy go far enough?
5/10/20249 minutes, 31 seconds
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Some people have tried to 'infiltrate' the encampment

Greg spoke with Sara Rasikh, organizer with UofT Occupy For Palestine and grad student at the university about Day 9 at the U of T Encampment.
5/10/20249 minutes, 1 second
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THINK TANK with Lindsay Maskell, Roy Green, & Ben Mulroney

Today's panel of Lindsay Maskell, Strategist and former political advisor, Roy Green, host of the Roy Green Show on the Corus Radio Network & Ben Mulroney, 640 Toronto contributor discuss an ex-columnist, once touted as a rising Conservative star, drops out of ‘corrupted’ nomination race. Also, a Trudeau cabinet minister tells her raw personal story in the House of Commons, on the same day two Conservative MPs attend anti-abortion rally.
5/10/202424 minutes, 50 seconds
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" I'm here on a study permit, I have no choice to go to U of T"

Greg spoke with Justin Chow, non-Jewish ally, co-founder of United Against Antisemitism, a student-led grassroots organization that’s committed to fighting against Jew hatred on university campuses.
5/10/202410 minutes, 2 seconds
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"It's great to see fun return in 2024"

Greg spoke to Mike Van Soelen, Crisis communications expert about Federal public servants fighting against revised back to the office rules lose the room immediately, Drake vs Kendrick Lamar & the Roast of Tom Brady.
5/10/202410 minutes, 8 seconds
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"It came across as delusional"

Greg spoke with Dr. Sohail Gandhi, family physician, Former President of the Ontario Medical Association about no ’diminished supply’ of doctors concern in Ontario: Health ministry.
5/9/20249 minutes, 15 seconds
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May 9: Ford PC's not concerned with loss of doctors, cancels city audits & Ottawa cancels Jewish Flag raising ceremony

Greg Brady focuses in on the ministry of health claiming that recruitment and retention of doctors in Ontario isn’t a ‘major concern’ with family doctor and former president of the Ontario Medical Association Dr. Sohail Gandhi. Staying with the Provincial government, Greg spoke with Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown about the Ford government launching audits into ‘waste’ at city halls in places like Toronto, Brampton and other municipalities – the first half of those audits finished up last summer but then the government cancelled them. Finally, Dr. Casey Babb, Senior Fellow with the MacDonald Laurier Institute, Fellow with the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv talked to Greg about Ottawa cancelling flag-raising ceremony at City Hall to mark the establishment of Israel because of security concerns.
5/9/202432 minutes, 13 seconds
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"We're seeing the suppression of Jewish life"

Greg spoke to Dr. Casey Babb, Senior Fellow with the MacDonald Laurier Institute, Fellow with the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, and an Instructor of global conflict at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University about Ottawa cancelling a public ceremony for Israeli flag-raising, citing security concerns.
5/9/202413 minutes, 12 seconds
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THINK TANK with Caryma Sa’d, Kevin Vuong & Harrison Lowman

Today's panel of Caryma Sa’d, lawyer and protest watcher, Kevin Vuong, Independent M-P for Spadina - Fort York & Harrison Lowman, Managing Editor, The Hub discuss after exactly one week since a pro-Palestinian protest encampment took over King’s College Circle at the University of Toronto..and organizers say some students are attending online summer classes from their tents, others are working on assignments from the site and some faculty supporting the demonstration are working from the area. Those involved in the protest say they're prepared to stay until the university seriously addresses their demands. And, Canada’s largest public service unions are threatening a “summer of discontent” after Ottawa mandated that federal civil servants return to the office three days a week.
5/9/202424 minutes, 33 seconds
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"I welcomed the Provincial government audit"

Greg spoke to Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampton about the more than 70 ‘diploma mill’ schools blocked from international student recruiting in Brampton and his reaction to the government of Ontario launched audits to find ‘waste’ at city hall.
5/9/20249 minutes, 33 seconds
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"I want someone at the U of T to tell my daughter why she doesn't get a graduation?"

Greg took your calls about the potential of a loss of graduation ceremony from the University of Toronto.
5/8/202410 minutes, 44 seconds
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"It's actually more than $26 Billion"

Greg spoke to Matti Siemiatycki, director of the Infrastructure Institute at the University of Toronto and professor of geography and planning about Toronto needs $26 billion over 10 years to stop infrastructure decline.
5/8/20248 minutes, 9 seconds
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"We've gotta start thinking about the next generation here"

Greg spoke to Sean O’Meara, Ward 1 Councillor for the town of Oakville and Regional Councillor about Premier Ford doubling down on his refusal to force municipalities to allow fourplexes on residential land.
5/8/20247 minutes, 56 seconds
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THINK TANK with Anne Marie Aikins, Brad Bradford & Mark Saunders,

Greg discussed Toronto needs $26 billion over 10 years to stop infrastructure decline, Ottawa approves B.C.'s request to recriminalize use of illicit drugs in public spaces & Mail delivery to decrease to less than 5 days a week with today's panelists. They are: Anne Marie Aikins, media & crisis communications advisor, Brad Bradford, Toronto City Councillor for Beaches - East York & Mark Saunders, former chief of police and Toronto mayoral candidate.
5/8/202425 minutes, 46 seconds
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"The scope of that public backlash can't be overstated"

Greg spoke to Adam Zivo, Founder and Director of Centre for Responsible Drug Policy about Ottawa's approval of B.C.'s request to recriminalize use of illicit drugs in public spaces.
5/8/202410 minutes, 40 seconds
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May 8: Toronto is falling apart, Illicit drug use & a FIMBY councillor?

Greg focused in on Toronto needing 26 BILLION dollars over the next 10 years to maintain the city’s infrastructure, with Matti Siemiatycki, Director of the Infrastructure Institute at the University of Toronto. Adam Zivo, Founder and Director of the Centre for Responsible Drug Policy to examine Ottawa approving B.C.’s request to RE-criminalize use of illicit drugs in public spaces. Greg also talked to Sean O’Mara, a city councillor with the town of Oakville, about being the lone councillor voting in FAVOUR of allowing fourplexes town-wide.
5/8/202422 minutes, 17 seconds
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Liberal MPP says he'll stand up for the right to wear the keffiyeh in the legislature at Queen's Park

Adil Shamji, Liberal MPP for Don Valley East, joins Toronto Today to discuss why he & his colleagues will stand up for right to wear the keffiyeh in the legislature.
5/7/202411 minutes, 19 seconds
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40 % of food produced in Canada is thrown out

Greg spoke to Shadman Khan, a PhD candidate at McMaster University and the paper’s lead author about the end of best-before dates? New 'smart packaging' tests for foodborne bacteria.
5/7/20248 minutes, 48 seconds
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"There's going to be an erosion & suppression of Jewish life"

Greg spoke to Dr. Casey Babb, Senior Fellow with the MacDonald Laurier Institute, Fellow with the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, and an Instructor of global conflict at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. about his Op-ed: Jewish prof horrified by anti-Semitism on university campuses.
5/7/20249 minutes, 44 seconds
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Housing is not as complex as it's made out to be

Greg spoke with Jon Burnside, Toronto City councillor for Don Valley East about the endorsement by the city of nearly $86 million in new spending to support Toronto's crowded shelter system, including cash to house some refugees at a hotel in Vaughan.
5/7/20249 minutes, 16 seconds
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Think Tank with Chloe Brown, Steve Paikin, & Sarbjit Kaur

Today's Think tank got a little heated with Co-Founder of K-P-W Communications, Sarbjit Kaur, Steve Paikin, author, broadcaster, host of TVO’s The Agenda & Chloe Brown, policy analyst and former Toronto mayoral candidate as the topic of Premier Doug Ford, who called for pro-Palestinian protest encampments to move off university campuses Monday even as one Toronto university suggested it was making progress in its talks with demonstrators.
5/7/202424 minutes, 1 second
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May 7: Protests on university campuses, will convocation season will be disrupted?

Today, we focus in on protests on university campuses and if convocation season will be disrupted with Think Tank panelists: Chloe Brown, Steve Paikin, and Sarbjit Kaur. We also look at what the city of Toronto is doing to ease the refugee issue with Jon Burnside, city councillor for Don Valley East. Greg welcomed Shadman Khan, a PhD candidate at McMaster University and they were talking about how ‘smart packaging’ could put an end to best-before-dates – and cut down on food-related illnesses AND food waste.
5/7/202437 minutes, 59 seconds
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Toronto Today Podcast

TOPICS TODAY: How the suspect in an LCBO robbery that killed an infant, grandparents in a wrong-way crash on the 401 was out of bail at time of the deadly crash & Day 5 of the U of T protest encampment.
5/6/202446 minutes, 6 seconds
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I am not allowed to display my Star of David Zoom background

Greg spoke to Dr. Eric Kam, Economics Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University about Day 5 of U of T encampments and Canada Post lost $748 million last year, warns of 'critical' financial situation.
5/6/20249 minutes
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We're just as upset as the public is

Greg had his weekly visit from Jon Reid, President of the Toronto Police Association & Hank Idsinga, 640 Toronto’s Crime Specialist and former police inspector and talked about; Police remembrances yesterday (Sunday), Four officers’ names added to Ontario Police Memorial, LCBO bandit, out on Bail, Day 5 of the U of T encampments
5/6/202418 minutes, 1 second
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Daily Think Tank Panel

Today's Panel of Anthony Furey, columnist, 640 Toronto contributor & Ana Bailao, former Toronto city councillor discuss: Ottawa says Ontario failed to meet affordable housing goals, won’t send funds to province, Missed flight. Luxury car rental. Extra nights. How a city councillor's trip to Italy went thousands over budget, Day 5 of the protest encampment at the University of Toronto, Toronto’s construction season traffic is ‘unacceptable.’
5/6/202423 minutes, 50 seconds
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Formula 1 exhibit now open in Toronto

Formula 1 exhibition producer Jonathan Linden joins Toronto Today.
5/3/20245 minutes, 54 seconds
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Toronto Today Podcast

TOPICS: Day 2 of U of T encampment protest, Police response times, Loblaws boycott
5/3/202437 minutes, 19 seconds
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Our officers are getting there

Greg spoke to Lily Cheng, Toronto City Councillor for Willowdale and Member of the Police Services Board about Police response times getting better.
5/3/20248 minutes, 12 seconds
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Daily Think Tank Panel

Think Tank panel of Eric Lombardi, Roy Green, and Ben Mulroney, discuss University of Toronto says encampment protesters.
5/3/202422 minutes, 58 seconds
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It hurts Loblaws brand reputation

Greg spoke to Mike Van Soelen, Communications expert about the Loblaw boycott.
5/3/20249 minutes, 4 seconds
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U of T protestor speaks out

Greg spoke to  Sara Rasikh, organizer with UofT Occupy For Palestine and grad student at the university.
5/2/202414 minutes, 16 seconds
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When a concerned citizen isn't allowed to speak

Greg spoke to Daniel Tate, concerned citizen about getting cut off at the Police Services Board meeting.
5/2/20247 minutes, 27 seconds
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Daily Think Tank Panel

Think Tank Panel of Harrison Lowman, Kevin Vuong, & Caryma Sa’d, discuss the UofT protest.
5/2/202422 minutes, 53 seconds
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Toronto Today Podcast

TOPICS: Protesters at the University of Toronto, Police Services Board meeting.
5/2/202443 minutes, 39 seconds
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B.C. makes drug policy shift by recriminalizing drug use in public spaces

Host Greg Brady speaks with Adam Zivo, Founder and Director of Centre for Responsible Drug Policy, about how British Columbia has done a total 180 with their decriminalization policy by requesting Health Canada empowers police to step in when they see illicit drug use in public spaces.
5/1/202415 minutes, 58 seconds
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Milton by-election race high stakes for Ford and Crombie

Host Greg Brady speaks with Galen Naidoo Harris, the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for Milton, ahead of the May 2nd byelection.
5/1/20249 minutes, 12 seconds
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Daily Think Tank Panel

Today's Think Tank Panel of Stephanie Smyth, Brad Bradford, & Mark Saunders talk about the wrong way police chase on Highway 401 that ended in tragedy.
5/1/202421 minutes, 30 seconds
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TORONTO TODAY INTERVIEW: Hank Idsinga

Greg spoke with Hank Idsinga, 640 Toronto’s Crime Specialist and former police inspector about the police wrong-way pursuit on Highway 401 that ended in tragedy.
5/1/20248 minutes, 46 seconds
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TORONTO TODAY INTERVIEW: Alejandra Bravo

Greg spoke to Alejandra Bravo, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 9 about Toronto’s homeless shelters becoming more violent 
5/1/202410 minutes, 56 seconds
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Toronto Today Podcast

Greg & guests discuss tragic police chase, homeless shelters
5/1/202436 minutes, 58 seconds
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Toronto Today Podcast

Greg talks Loblaws boycott, school cellphone ban & stolen cars.
4/30/202437 minutes, 20 seconds
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Can smell vape usage in school washrooms

Greg spoke to Grade 10 student and upcoming York District School Board Student Trustee, Hayden Lai about provincial cellphone ban.
4/30/20247 minutes, 22 seconds
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Car scanners need to be put into action now

Greg spoke to Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampton, about his meeting with PM Trudeau on increasing auto theft in Ontario.
4/30/202410 minutes, 8 seconds
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Daily Think Tank Panel

Think Tank Panel: Chloe Brown, policy analyst and former mayoral candidate Steve Paikin, Author and Broadcaster 
4/30/202423 minutes, 7 seconds
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Protesters show up outside federal justice minister's house

Greg Brady speaks with Jon Reid, President of the Toronto Police Association and Hank Idsinga, 640 Toronto's Crime Specialist and former police inspector, about what steps police take when protesters show up outside people's homes and new data on police suspensions.
4/29/202415 minutes, 42 seconds
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Daily Think Tank Panel

Think Tank Panel: Anthony Furey, columnist, former Toronto mayoral candidate  Anne Marie Aikins, crisis communications advisor
4/29/202425 minutes
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This policy already exists, so what is new?

Greg spoke to Muna Kadri, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation District 16 about the province's new cellphone ban in schools starting in September.
4/29/20248 minutes, 20 seconds
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Parents need to buy in for this to work

Greg spoke to Stephen Lecce, Ontario’s Education Minister about the new cellphone ban in schools starting in September.
4/29/20248 minutes, 52 seconds
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Toronto Today Podcast

Greg talks Cellphones in classrooms, harmful language directed at Oakville student.
4/29/202439 minutes
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TTC workers OK strike mandate as negotiations continue

Greg Brady speaks with Marvin Alfred, president of ATU Local 113, which represents the workers who operate and maintain the TTC, about why workers have voted in favour of a strike mandate, While no strike date has been set, negotiations are ongoing. However, the union said its members are prepared for a “full withdrawal of service” if no progress is made.
4/29/20245 minutes, 21 seconds
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Halton District School Board investigating staff member caught on video using 'discriminatory' language towards student

Greg Brady speaks with Nokha Dakrub, former Peel District School Board trustee and anti-Islamophobia expert, about a video that surfaced on social media where a guidance counsellor was interacting with a student at Iroquois Ridge High School in Oakville - where she tells a student the fact that he was wearing a Keffiyeh made her think of terrorism.
4/29/20249 minutes, 36 seconds
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Students are concerned about everything else but their studies

Greg welcomed Mike Van Soelen - Crisis Communications Specialist to the studio to talk University students, Tik Tok and Kayne West
4/26/202419 minutes, 29 seconds
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Toronto Today Podcast

Ontario MPP vs. keffiyeh ban at Queen's Park, Honda’s $15 Billion Ontario EV plant, Will Tik Tok be banned?
4/26/202451 minutes, 44 seconds
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Daily Think Tank Panel

Think Tank Panel Roy Green, host of The Roy Green Show on the Corus Radio Network, Lindsay Maskell, strategist and former advisor to Premier Dalton McGuinty, Ben Mulroney, 640 Toronto contributor.
4/26/202422 minutes, 38 seconds
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There's just no better deal closer than Doug Ford

Greg spoke to Vic Fedeli, Ontario PC MPP/Minister of Economic Development about the Big 15 Billion dollar Honda EV plant in Ontario.
4/26/202411 minutes, 42 seconds
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‘There has to be some mistake’: Ben Johnson

Greg spoke with Mary Ormsby, Author ‘World’s Fastest Man’
4/25/202410 minutes, 33 seconds
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Honda's EV Canadian investment

Greg spoke to Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Manufacturers Association of Canada about Honda's EV announcement.
4/25/202411 minutes, 16 seconds
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Daily Think Tank Panel

Think Tank Panel: Caryma Sa’d, lawyer & Kevin Vuong, Independent MP for Spadina - Fort York
4/25/202422 minutes, 52 seconds
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Toronto Today Podcast

Think Tank, Flavio Volpe, Mary Ormsby.
4/25/202437 minutes, 39 seconds
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Toronto Today Podcast

Think Tank, Listener lost his car from his own driveway, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau.
4/24/202445 minutes, 10 seconds
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'I've never defined myself in my life as someone's partner'

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau spoke to Greg about her new book, and life after Justin Trudeau.
4/24/202410 minutes, 25 seconds
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Toronto Today listener gets his car stolen right from his driveway

GUEST: Jim Skinner, had his Corvette stolen right out of his driveway. Fobs were in faraday pouches, made no difference!
4/24/202410 minutes, 59 seconds
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Daily Think Tank Panel

Think Tank Panel Stephanie Smyth, Broadcaster, 640 Toronto Contributor, Mark Saunders, Former Toronto Police Chief and Mayoral Candidate, Brad Bradford, Toronto City Councillor for Beaches - East York. 
4/24/202423 minutes, 25 seconds
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TORONTO TODAY INTERVIEW: Earl Blaney

Greg spoke to Earl Blaney, immigration consultant and education agent about the rise in international student asylum claims.
4/23/202412 minutes, 41 seconds
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TORONTO TODAY INTERVIEW: Scott Reid

Greg spoke with Scott Reid, Lawyer, Partner At Edward H. Royle & Partners about the Toronto Police Chief's comments after the Umar Zameer trial.
4/23/202410 minutes, 46 seconds
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Daily Think Tank Panel

Think Tank Panel Steve Paikin, Author and Broadcaster, Anne Marie Aikins, media & crisis communications advisor , Chloe Brown, policy analyst and former mayoral candidate. 
4/23/202423 minutes, 15 seconds
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Toronto Today Podcast

Greg discusses the Toronto police conduct & International students with guests Scott Reid, Earl Blaney, and our Think Tank Panel.
4/23/202446 minutes, 20 seconds
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Current Cop, Former Cop

Jon Reid, President, Toronto Police Association  Hank Idsinga, 640 Toronto Crime Specialist and Former Toronto Police Inspector 
4/22/202418 minutes, 17 seconds
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Daily Think Tank Panel

Think Tank Panel GUEST: Ana Bailao, former Toronto city councillor, mayoral candidate  GUEST: Anthony Furey, columnist, former Toronto mayoral candidate
4/22/202421 minutes, 10 seconds
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24/7 Gardiner construction should happen but why will it take 3 years?

Greg spoke to Josh Matlow, Toronto City Councillor for Toronto-St Paul’s.
4/19/202413 minutes, 42 seconds
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Taylor Swift has a bigger gross domestic product than 35 countries

Greg spoke with Mike van Soelen, strategist and communications expert about Taylor Swift and politics in general.
4/19/202410 minutes, 30 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 147

Think Tank Panel GUEST: Roy Green, host of The Roy Green Show on the Corus Radio Network GUEST: Lindsay Maskell, Strategist and former Political Advisor
4/19/202423 minutes, 25 seconds
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Our healthcare system doesn't work

Greg spoke to Francesca Grosso, Principal of McCarthy Grosso, a health policy, strategy and communications firm about Canada’s health care system.
4/19/20248 minutes, 57 seconds
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Why has it taken 6 months to do anything?

Greg spoke to Erin Durant, lawyer, Durant Barristers about the Safe Sport inquiry.
4/19/202410 minutes, 29 seconds
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Linking the kaffiyeh to Hamas

Greg spoke to Sharan Kaur, political strategist about the kaffiyeh ban in Ontario legislature.
4/19/202410 minutes, 22 seconds
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The will of the House if different than the Speaker's

Greg spoke with Marit Stiles, Leader of the Ontario NDP 
4/18/20248 minutes, 10 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 146

Think Tank Panel ( Caryma Sa'd, lawyer and protest watcher, Eric Lombardi, Founder of More Neighbours Toronto, Chris Chapin, Political strategist, managing principal of Upstream Strategy Group.
4/18/202419 minutes, 52 seconds
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Was difficult to keep investigation silent for so long

Greg spoke to Nishan Duraiappah, Chief of Peel Regional Police about the Pearson Airport gold heist.
4/18/202411 minutes, 25 seconds
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Using the Keffiyah as wedge politics

Greg spoke to Laryssa Waller, Executive Advisor at G-T and Co consulting firm about the Keffiyah wearing ban at Queen's Park.
4/18/20249 minutes, 25 seconds
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Need jail not bail & a carbon tax election

Greg spoke with Pierre Poilievre - Leader of the Official Opposition of Canada
4/17/202413 minutes, 55 seconds
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We have the laws in place already

Greg spoke to Warren Kinsella, was special assistant to Jean Chretien, and currently CEO of Daisy Group crisis communications firm.
4/17/20249 minutes, 18 seconds
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This is what every Canadian should be aware of.

Greg spoke with Catherine Murray - former Wall Street professional and former BNN Bloomberg Anchor about the Federal budget.
4/17/20248 minutes, 16 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 145

Think Tank Panel Mark Saunders, Toronto’s former Chief of Police, Stephanie Smyth, Broadcaster and 640 Toronto contributor, Brad Bradford - Toronto City Councillor (represented Ward 19 Beaches—East York on Toronto City Council since 2018)
4/17/202422 minutes, 18 seconds
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TORONTO TODAY INTERVIEW: Mackenzie Gray

Greg spoke to Mackenzie Gray, National Reporter with Global National & Global News covering Parliament Hill.
4/16/20245 minutes, 3 seconds
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TORONTO TODAY INTERVIEW: Martin Pelletier

Greg spoke with Martin Pelletier, is a Chartered Financial Analyst and senior portfolio manager at Wellington-Altus Private Counsel Inc. 
4/16/20249 minutes, 35 seconds
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TORONTO TODAY INTERVIEW: Dr. Madura Sundareswaran

Greg spoke to Dr. Madura Sundareswaran, community family physician .
4/16/20248 minutes, 17 seconds
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TORONTO TODAY INTERVIEW: Hayley Fuller

Greg spoke with Hayley Fuller, Weston resident.
4/16/202410 minutes, 12 seconds
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TORONTO TODAY INTERVIEW: Eric Shendelman

Greg spoke to Eric Shendelman, owner of Shendy's Swim and Training Centre.
4/16/20248 minutes, 29 seconds
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TORONTO TODAY INTERVIEW: Parthi Kandeval

Greg spoke with Parthi Kandeval, Toronto City Councillor for Scarborough Southwest Ward 20, who served as a TDSB trustee for eight years 
4/16/20249 minutes, 49 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 144

Think Tank Panel: Chloe Brown, policy analyst, former mayoral candidate, Steve Paikin, Broadcaster and Author.
4/16/202422 minutes, 18 seconds
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We're angry and frustrated with what's going on.

Greg spoke to Jon Reid, President of the Toronto Police Association & Hank Idsinga, 640 Toronto Crime Specialist and Former Toronto Police Inspector for their weekly look at what happened in our city over the weekend.
4/15/202418 minutes, 37 seconds
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Is Toronto City Hall already too left or woke?

Greg spoke with Dave Rider, City Hall Bureau Chief for the Toronto Star about the article he wrote, "Inside Olivia Chow's council: who's in, who's out — and what it means to the future of Toronto"
4/15/20248 minutes, 3 seconds
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People who work everyday still cannot afford rent

Greg spoke to Irina, a leasing agent about housing affordability in the city.
4/15/20249 minutes, 37 seconds
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The real budget punch is coming next year

Greg spoke to Dr. Eric Kam, Economics Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University about the federal government's budget promises and a possible tax hike to pay for it.
4/15/20249 minutes, 43 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 143

Think Tank Panel GUEST: Ana Bailao, former Toronto City Councillor and mayoral candidate GUEST: Anthony Furey, 640 Toronto Contributor, columnist and former mayoral candidate
4/15/202423 minutes, 44 seconds
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Holocaust survivors say another one is coming

Greg spoke with Dahlia Kurtz, author and broadcaster about her article, I'm taking up my father's fight against antisemitism.
4/12/202410 minutes, 28 seconds
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The only way to decrease demand is to increase supply

Greg spoke with Catherine Murray, former Wall Street professional and former BNN Bloomberg Anchor about the Federal government announcement of housing affordability measures for first-time buyers, current owners.
4/12/20248 minutes, 33 seconds
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The right to protest is foundational to Democracy

Greg spoke to Gord Perks, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 4 Parkdale - High Park about Toronto encampment numbers and reaction to last week's letter.
4/12/202412 minutes
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Need every TTC employee to help ensure that fares get paid

Greg spoke to Jamaal Myers, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 23 Scarborough North and TTC Chair about TTC special constables, fare inspectors to wear body cams in pilot.
4/12/20249 minutes, 54 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 142

Think Tank Panel: Roy Green, host of The Roy Green Show on the Corus Radio Network, Stephanie Smyth, Broadcaster and 640 Toronto contributor, Ben Mulroney, 640 Toronto Contributor.
4/12/202422 minutes, 38 seconds
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O.J. Simpson dies at 76: What’s with our fascination with the trial of the century?

O.J. Simpson is dead following a battle with cancer, his family confirmed Thursday. He died April 10th surrounded by family. He was 76. Simpson, an ex-NFL great, was most widely known for the notorious ’90s court case watched around the world, when he stood trial for the double-murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. He was acquitted of the charges, but it became one of the most talked-about court cases of the last century. Dr. Frankie Bailey, Criminal justice professor at the University AT Albany who studies crime history, crime and mass media/popular culture and author joins Toronto Today to talk about the trial of the century.
4/12/20248 minutes, 39 seconds
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Doug Ford government unveils sweeping new changes to housing rules

The Ford government has unveiled a new omnibus bill focused on streamlining home building and approvals in the province. The new Cutting Red Tape to Build More Housing Act includes a reduction in the amount of parking developers need to build, special rules to fast-track the construction of student accommodation and a long-awaited use-it-or-lose-it policy. Ontario's Municipal Affairs & Housing Minister Paul Calandra joins Toronto Today to discuss how these new rules will get housing built - fast.
4/11/202410 minutes, 3 seconds
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Is this stuff legitimate to do this to our kids?

Greg spoke with Matt Goodwin - Media Commentator and University Professor in the UK about a report about gender clinics in the Britain.
4/11/202410 minutes, 59 seconds
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Most victims don’t go the criminal route because the system’s flawed.

Greg spoke to Kirsten Mercer, lawyer who represented a Renfrew County group working to end intimate partner violence at the 2022 inquest into the three murders.
4/11/202410 minutes, 6 seconds
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"I have a better job than my parents but can't afford a home"

Greg spoke with Alex Beheshti, Senior Consultant at Altus Group Economic Consulting, where he specializes in urban planning and land economics, about the Ontario government housing announcements.
4/11/20249 minutes, 31 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 141

Think Tank Panel Celina Caesar Chavannes, former M-P, author of ‘Can You Hear Me Now’ , Adrienne Batra, Editor in Chief for the Toronto Sun, Chris Chapin, Political Strategist and Managing Principal of Upstream Strategy Group .
4/11/202423 minutes, 19 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 140

Think Tank Panel: Mark Saunders, former Toronto Chief of Police Caryma Sad, lawyer, satirist, protest watcher Brad Bradford, Toronto City Councillor for Beaches - East York
4/10/202423 minutes, 56 seconds
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Toronto pizza joint runs out of dough after TikTok food critic Keith Lee's review, $3,000 tip

What does it mean to get the stamp of approval from a food critic who has millions of followers on social media? It's kind of like when Oprah recommends a book - to her followers. TikTok food critic Keith Lee has over 16 million followers and recently visited one Toronto pizza joint and gave them a stellar review! Rodney Best, owner of Afro Pizza at Dundas and Jarvis St. tells Greg Brady the food critic gave them a $3,000 tip and a review that caused them to run out of pizza dough hours before closing!
4/10/20247 minutes, 54 seconds
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"I will be voting against it": Controversial TCDSB trustee wants pro-life flags to fly outside schools this May

A trustee at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) wants to see schools in his board take more of a stand when it comes to denouncing abortion. Trustee Mike Del Grande has submitted a motion that asks all TCDSB schools fly pro-life flags outside its schools during the month of May. What's the reaction from other TCDSB trustees? Mixed to say the least. Markus De Domenico, TCDSB for Ward 2 - Etobicoke joins host Greg Brady, to talk about the controversial motion.
4/10/20246 minutes, 37 seconds
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3 children left in car outside Ontario casino, mothers charged: what happens next?

Three young children were left outside of a casino alone and unsupervised for hours earlier this week, leading to two mothers being charged, police in Durham Region say. Officers were called to the Pickering Casino on Durham Live Avenue around 7:45pm Monday for a well being check. Casino security had located three children, ages two, nine, and 10, alone and unsupervised, police said. Their parents were found and charged under the Child Youth and Family Services Act. What happens next - could these parents lose custody of their children? We ask family lawyer Russell Alexander that very question, have a listen.
4/10/20248 minutes, 13 seconds
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If everything is an emergency, no one will believe a real one.

Greg spoke with Christine Van Geyn, Litigation Director at The Canadian Constitution Foundation about Niagara region's declaration of a state of an emergency for the solar eclipse and the visitors to Niagara Falls.
4/9/202411 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Vatican should "know better"

Greg spoke to Frank Testin, President of Dignity Canada Dignité, Canada's organization of Roman Catholics who are concerned about their church's sexual theology, particularly as it pertains to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) persons.
4/9/202410 minutes, 25 seconds
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We're facing the toughest time ever to buy this

Greg spoke with Daniel Foch, Toronto-based Realtor about housing affordability challenge we all face.
4/9/20246 minutes, 5 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 139

Think Tank Panel: Steve Paikin, Author and Broadcaster, Chloe Brown, former mayoral candidate. 
4/9/202423 minutes, 20 seconds
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Here's my message for the mayor.

Greg spoke with Jon Reid, President, Toronto Police Association & Hank Idsinga, 640 Toronto Crime Specialist and Former Toronto Police Inspector about the 6 Toronto City councilor signed letter that seemed to undermine the Police and their conduct of protests in the city.
4/8/202419 minutes, 7 seconds
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I believed I signed something different.

Greg spoke to Lily Cheng, Toronto City Councillor for Willowdale 
4/8/20249 minutes, 54 seconds
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If we missed this as a school, what are we doing here?

Greg spoke with Joel Dykxhoorn - Associate Principal, Toronto District Christian High School about Monday's solar eclipse and the school field trip he planned for his students.
4/8/20248 minutes, 8 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 138

Think Tank Panel: Anne Marie Aikins, award-winning media and crisis communications expert, former Metrolinx chief spokesperson, Anthony Furey, former Toronto mayoral candidate and 640 Toronto contributor.
4/8/202422 minutes, 54 seconds
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"Laughable, Ignorant & Unfortunate"

Greg spoke to Jon Burnside, City Councillor, Former Police Officer about the letter released by 6 members of Toronto City Council.
4/5/20246 minutes, 4 seconds
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"Our members are not happy"

Greg spoke to Jon Reid, President, Toronto Police Association about a letter released from 6 members of Toronto city council.
4/5/202410 minutes, 35 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 137

Think Tank Panel Roy Green Warren Kinsella Glenn Bragonier
4/5/202422 minutes, 58 seconds
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These companies cut care to increase profits

Greg spoke to Armine Yalnizyan, Economist, Toronto Star Contributing Columnist about long term care.
4/4/202410 minutes, 19 seconds
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We want to have an education system that we're proud of.

Greg spoke to Nokha Dakroub, former school board trustee in reaction to Doug Ford's comments about international students.
4/4/20247 minutes, 15 seconds
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This needs to happen now, without government red tape.

Greg spoke to Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampton about auto theft.
4/4/202410 minutes, 55 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 136

Think Tank Panel: Kevin Vuong Chris Chapin 
4/4/202423 minutes, 50 seconds
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Fed up with the Prime Minister calling us liars

Greg spoke with Lisa Thompson, PC MPP & Agriculture Minister calls out the Prime Minister who last week called out the Premiers about the Carbon Tax.
4/3/202410 minutes, 25 seconds
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"Hamas don't allow the people in Gaza to take the food"

Greg spoke to Simona Steinbrecher, a mother of Hamas hostage. It's been close to 6 months since she’s heard from her daughter. Simona is in a Hotel 30-min drive from Tel Aviv - Her House was burned down.
4/3/20248 minutes, 37 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 135

Think Tank Panel Mark Saunders Stephanie Smyth Brad Bradford 
4/3/202424 minutes, 31 seconds
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Nutrition in schools for students

Greg spoke with Vic, a teacher in Peel Region, about what he's seeing with his students after Prime Minister Trudeau announced the Liberal's new breakfast plan.
4/2/20246 minutes, 15 seconds
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Support for private unions now leaning more right than left?

Greg spoke to David Coletto, CEO Abacus Data.
4/2/20247 minutes, 50 seconds
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Some see a genocide, Some see a war

Greg spoke to Gur Tsabar, pro-Palestinian protest organizer.
4/2/202416 minutes, 3 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 134

Think Tank Panel: Steve Paikin, Author and Broadcaster       Chloe Brown, Former Mayoral Candidate   
4/2/202421 minutes, 50 seconds
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Canada’s federal politicians are the 2nd-highest paid on the planet

Greg spoke to Bryan Passifiume, National Post Parliamentary Reporter.
4/1/20247 minutes, 19 seconds
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We've getting gouged, we need the tools to fight it.

Greg spoke to Charlie Angus, NDP MP about the Carbon tax increase.
4/1/202414 minutes, 2 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 133

Think Tank Panel: Ana Bailao, Former Mayoral Candidate Anthony Furey, Former Mayoral Candidate
4/1/202421 minutes, 52 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 132

Think Tank Panel: Chris Chapin, Managing Principal of Upstream Group    Kevin Vuong, Independent MP for Spadina-Fort York 
3/31/202420 minutes, 53 seconds
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Tweets are not enough to combat antisemitism

 Greg spoke to Michael Geist, Law Professor at the University of Ottawa.
3/27/20248 minutes, 16 seconds
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Why the Baltimore bridge will take years to rebuild.

Greg spoke with T.J. Smith, Host of the TJ Smith Show on WBAL Newsradio 1090/FM101.5 Baltimore.
3/27/20248 minutes, 33 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 131

Think Tank Panel: Mark Saunders, former Chief of Police. Stephanie Smyth, Broadcaster. Brad Bradford, Toronto City Councillor
3/27/202423 minutes, 54 seconds
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Diddy he do it?

Greg spoke with Meghann Cuniff, Legal Affairs Journalist in Southern California 
3/26/20249 minutes, 47 seconds
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The facts were in question from the start

Greg spoke to Geoff Zochodne, Sports Betting Journalist for Covers
3/26/202410 minutes, 24 seconds
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We should be yelling and screaming and demanding more

Greg spoke to Anthony Furey, AM 640 Contributor Former Mayoral Candidate about the Eglinton Crosstown Project
3/26/20248 minutes, 29 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 130

Think Tank Panel: Steve Paikin, Author and Broadcaster Chloe Brown, Former Mayoral Candidate. 
3/26/202421 minutes, 25 seconds
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If you live in Toronto, you're not going to believe what you may get taxed for.

Greg spoke to Warren Kinsella, Former Special Advisor to Jean Chretien and CEO of the Daisy Group about a "Rain Tax".
3/25/20248 minutes, 4 seconds
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Keeping animals in captivity for entertainment is going by the wayside

Greg spoke to Phil Demers, Former professional marine mammal trainer at Marineland.
3/25/20249 minutes, 22 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 129

Think Tank Panel Ana Bailao, former mayoral candidate. Anthony Furey, former mayoral candidate
3/25/202422 minutes, 56 seconds
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Sheba Siddiqui's farewell to 640 Toronto

Greg, Gord Rennie & Dave Bradley say goodbye to producer Sheba Siddiqui on her final day at 640 Toronto
3/22/20248 minutes, 27 seconds
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I think Canada and the world is a better place because of the leader that was my dad

Greg spoke with Ben Mulroney about his dad ahead of the funeral of Brian Mulroney.
3/22/20249 minutes, 49 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 128

Think Tank Panel: Ana Bailao, former mayoral candidate. Roy Green, Host of the Roy Green Show Celina Caesar-Chavannes, former mayoral candidate. 
3/22/202423 minutes, 59 seconds
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There's too much of a market for cars overseas and the theft will continue.

Greg talked about car theft and whether more security measures will help.
3/21/202410 minutes, 46 seconds
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"Some councilors tried to normalize the heckling in chambers" says one Toronto councilor

Greg spoke with Brad Bradford, Toronto city councilor.
3/21/20247 minutes, 29 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 127

Think Tank Panel Sharan Kaur, political strategist.  Kevin Vuong, Independent MP for Spadina-Fort York.
3/21/202423 minutes, 34 seconds
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Which provincial leader said "give teachers the respect & pay they deserve"

Greg spoke with Bonnie Crombie, Ontario Liberal Leader, about carbon tax and education.
3/20/202412 minutes, 7 seconds
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Who said "I barely recognize our city anymore"?

Greg spoke to James Pasternak, Toronto city councillor for York Centre, about receiving 'highly-offensive, profanity-laced' voicemail.
3/20/20246 minutes, 32 seconds
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We're going to fight them to the death on this

Greg spoke to country singer, Corb Lund about his fight for clean drinking water in Alberta.
3/20/20248 minutes, 36 seconds
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Who called Oprah a drug pusher?

Greg and Sheba talked about Oprah Winfrey's special about weight loss.
3/20/202417 minutes, 45 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 126

Think Tank Panel Mark Saunders, former Chief of Police. Guest: Stephanie Smyth, Broadcaster - Smyth Media Group Glenn Bragonier, 640Toronto producer.
3/20/202422 minutes, 53 seconds
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Does Toronto suffer from brain drain?

Greg spoke to Richard Florida, Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy at U of T, about which cities are winning the war for talent.
3/19/20249 minutes, 7 seconds
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To say this was a circus, is an insult to circuses

Greg spoke with Warren Kinsella, CEO of Daisy Group crisis communications firm, about the Liberals & NDP attempt to amend Gaza motion to omit Palestinian State recognition.
3/19/20249 minutes, 11 seconds
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What was a collective waste of democracy?

Greg examined the absolute circus in House of Commons.
3/19/202411 minutes, 38 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 125

Think Tank Panel: Steve Paikin, Author and Broadcaster.  Chloe Brown, former mayoral candidate.
3/19/202422 minutes, 50 seconds
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Will Canada recognize Palestinian statehood?

Greg spoke with Flavio Volpe, President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, about an NDP motion that will put the government to the test
3/18/20247 minutes, 20 seconds
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"A lot of my friends are thinking about getting guns for protection"

Greg reacts to the uptick in shootings in Toronto and takes your reaction.
3/18/202418 minutes, 45 seconds
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Why did the PM say he's bored in his job?

Greg examined Justin Trudeau's comments he made over the weekend that he thinks about quitting everyday.
3/18/202411 minutes, 23 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 124

Think Tank Panel Mitzie Hunter, former mayoral candidate.  Anthony Furey, former mayoral candidate. 
3/18/202423 minutes, 24 seconds
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Why are education workers using walkie-talkies to try to keep up with students with special needs?

Greg spoke to Chandra Pasma, MPP for Ottawa west-Nepean about schools using unqualified teachers.
3/15/20249 minutes, 24 seconds
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"Our leaders haven't internalize how bad the housing situation is"

Greg spoke with Eric Lombardi, founder of More Neighbours Toronto, talking about the Ontario Housing Bill.
3/15/20247 minutes, 43 seconds
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They looked like they were holding hands going to Prom

Greg spoke with Ariella Kimmel, VP of Strategic Communications & Development at Winston Wilmont, about the photo of Foreign Minister Melanie Joly, MP Ya'ara Saks and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
3/15/202414 minutes, 51 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 123

Think Tank Panel: Roy Green, Host of the Roy Green Show. Caryma Sad, Activist and lawyer.  Sarbjit Kaur, KPW Communications.
3/15/202424 minutes, 7 seconds
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Are Government E-Bike regulations way behind the E-Bike tech on the streets?

Greg spoke with David Shellnut, The biking lawyer, about Metrolinx moving to ban some e-bikes from GO trains.
3/14/20245 minutes, 34 seconds
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Will a Tik Tok ban just send users somewhere else?

Greg spoke to Mohit Rajhans, tech expert, about the TikTok crackdown in the U.S.
3/14/20247 minutes, 5 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 122

Think Tank Panel Glenn Bragonier, 640Toronto producer.  Sharan Kaur, political strategist. Kevin Vuong, Independent MP for Spadina Fort York.
3/14/202423 minutes, 2 seconds
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Minors in UK will no longer have access to puberty blockers

A major decision from the UK regarding puberty blockers/hormone therapy for little kids/early teens 
3/13/20247 minutes, 14 seconds
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Surge pricing hitting parents during March Break

Dynamic pricing” during March Break at kids attractions. Smart business or just price gouging?
3/13/202416 minutes, 19 seconds
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You cannot leave your house without the risk of getting kidnapped

Greg spoke with Jack Cunningham, Program Director of Contemporary International History at the University of Toronto about the chaos reigns in Haiti.
3/13/20246 minutes, 5 seconds
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You Are Now a Target For Scammers

Greg spoke with Tom St-Denis, a incredible good samaritan, who stepped in and saved a Ottawa woman from getting scammed.
3/13/20249 minutes, 44 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 121

Think Tank Panel: Mark Saunders, former Chief of Police.  Stephanie Smyth, Broadcaster and media relations and communications expert at Smyth media group. 
3/13/202422 minutes, 50 seconds
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Why do 10% of International Students Not Go To Class?

Greg spoke with Earl Blaney, Immigration lawyer.
3/12/20247 minutes, 52 seconds
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High School Now Has No Resemblance To Reality

Greg looked at this story in the Ottawa Citizen : "Ottawa school board could make graduation ceremonies more ‘inclusive’ — by allowing those who didn’t pass to participate".
3/12/202424 minutes, 4 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 120

Think Tank Panel: Steve Paikin, Author and Broadcaster.  Chloe Brown, former mayoral candidate.
3/12/202423 minutes, 1 second
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"When It Comes To The Jews, Things Are Handled A Bit Differently"

Greg spoke to Rabbi Idan Scher from Ottawa about the protests held in Ottawa.
3/11/202410 minutes, 7 seconds
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What Is Going On With Kate Middleton?

Greg and Sheba examine the details around a doctored photo of the Princess of Wales and her children.
3/11/20246 minutes, 41 seconds
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Going To The Movies Is Too Expensive

Greg takes your calls on the movie theatre experience and the cost involved.
3/11/202419 minutes, 30 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 119

Think Tank Panel: Ana Bailao, former mayoral candidate, Mitzie Hunter, former mayoral candidate, Brad Bradford, city councillor.
3/11/202424 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Oppenheimer scene that is key to the movie

Greg spoke to retired NHL player Sean Avery, who is in the movie Oppenheimer.
3/8/202437 minutes, 8 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 118

Think Tank Panel: Caryma Sad, Activist and lawyer.  Guest: Ginella Massa, journalist.
3/8/202421 minutes, 40 seconds
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"How did the leaders of Hamas become billionaires"?

Greg welcomed Amir Epstein, from the group TAFSIK (meaning Enough) to the studio to discuss the Israel/Hamas war.
3/7/202417 minutes, 41 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 117

Think Tank Panel: Glenn Bragonier, 640Toronto producer.  Sharan Kaur, political strategist. Jamie Ellerton, Conaptus Group. 
3/7/202424 minutes, 38 seconds
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Will the Bank of Canada drop the Interest rate in April?

Greg spoke to Ron Butler, Butler Mortgage about interest rates and how it impacts Mortgage delinquency rates.
3/7/20246 minutes, 30 seconds
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Does the Ukrainian community want more from Pierre Poilievre?

Greg spoke to Laryssa Waler, Former Executive Director of Communications for Premier Doug Ford. She is a consultant in Toronto with GT & Co executive. She has been sanctioned by the Russian Federation because of her advocacy for Ukraine.
3/7/20247 minutes, 31 seconds
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" Activism that is barely disguised as criminal behaviour"

Greg spoke to Caryma Sa'd, Activist and lawyer. 
3/6/20249 minutes, 48 seconds
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Why Durham's by-election was a forecast for a Federal election?

Greg spoke with David Coletto, from Abacus Data.
3/6/20247 minutes, 9 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 116

Think Tank Panel: Mark Saunders, former Chief of Police.  Stephanie Smyth, Broadcaster. Sarbjit Kaur, Founder of KPW Communications.
3/6/202422 minutes, 34 seconds
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When Politics Comes Before Patients

Greg spoke with Doctor Shawn Whatley - Senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and author of the recent book “When Politics Comes Before Patients—Why and How Canadian Medicare is Failing'” 
3/6/20247 minutes, 20 seconds
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Your daily highlights of Toronto Today for March 5th

The Greg Brady show and guests talk about... :15 - The UP Express accident 10:53 - Conservative Party easily wins Durham riding in a federal by-election & Bank robbery in Ajax 16:34 - Marit Stiles, Ontario NDP leader - Ford government defeats attempt to exempt trucks from Hwy. 407 tolls. 25:00 - Paige MacPherson, Associate Director of Education Policy at the Fraser Institute - Lockdown at Brampton high school after reports of student fight.
3/5/202432 minutes, 29 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 115

Think Tank Panel: Steve Paikin, Author and Broadcaster, Chloe Brown, former mayoral candidate.
3/5/202424 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ben Mulroney spoke with Greg Brady to share memories of his late father

Greg welcomed Ben Mulroney, 640 Toronto contributor to reflect on the life that was Ben's father, former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
3/5/202415 minutes, 30 seconds
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Your daily highlights of Toronto Today

:15 - Nokha Dakroub, former schoolboard trustee, 9:25 - Flavio Volpe - President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, 18:48 - Hank Idsinga, 640 Toronto Crime Specialist and Former Toronto Police Inspector, 25:41 - Peter Kent, former national news anchor/MP for Thornhill.
3/4/202436 minutes, 24 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 114

Think Tank Panel:  Ana Bailao, former mayoral candidate, Anthony Furey, former mayoral candidate, Rob Davis, former mayoral candidate.
3/4/202423 minutes, 59 seconds
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Your highlights of Toronto Today for March 1st

The Greg Brady show and guests look back on the life of Brian Mulroney, Canada's 18th Prime Minister, who died on February 29th, 2024 at age 84 :15 - John Tory, former Mayor of Toronto, 14:11 - Marit Stiles, Ontario NDP leader, 20:52 - Steve Paikin, TVO Host/640 Toronto, 31:09 - Peter Mansbridge, former CBC National News Chief Correspondent 1988-2018, 39:15 - Bob Rae, Canadian Ambassador to the UN.
3/1/202451 minutes, 5 seconds
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Think Tank - Episode 113