Libby Znaimer is joined by Lisa Raitt, former deputy leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, George Smitherman, former Ontario Liberal MPP for Toronto Centre who also served as a health minister and deputy Premier and Andrew Cash, Former NDP MP, Toronto-Davenport district.
Canada is having a tough couple of weeks when it comes to diplomacy. First, Trudeau’s announcement in the House of Commons linking India to the killing of a Sikh leader in BC earlier in the Summer which has soured the relationship between the two countries and now the revelation that a former Ukrainian WW2 vet who fought in a Nazi Waffen-SS unit and received a standing ovation in the House of Commons during Zelenskyy’s visit to Parliament. Of course this was only discovered after the fact, but seriously: how was he not vetted? Now experts are saying that it could be used to fuel Russian propaganda. Our panel weighs in on the latest diplomatic mishaps to come out of Ottawa and whether house speaker Anthony Rota should resign.
Libby Znaimer is now joined by by Michael Levitt
President and CEO Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center
There are growing calls, including from foreign affairs minister Melanie Joly and Jewish organizations, for the resignation of House speaker Anthony Rota over the invitation of a former Nazi Waffen-SS war veteran to the House of Commons during Ukrainian President Zelenskyy’s visit to Ottawa last week. Meanwhile, Poland’s education minister says he is taking steps to extradite Yaroslav Hunka. So, how can Ottawa solve this debacle.
Libby Znaimer is now joined by Dr. Claudette Holloway, President of the Registered Nurses Association.
Thousands of protesters made their way to Queen’s Park this week to protest against the privatization of healthcare in the province. Dr. Holloway weighs in.