JULY 7 2021-DUNDAS STREET, VACCINE HESITANCY AND GAS PRICES
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THE CITY’S MOVES CLOSER TO RENAMING DUNDAS STREET

Bob Komsic is filling in for Libby Znaimer today. He is joined by Dr. Ronald Stagg who is a professor of history at Ryerson University.

Yesterday, the City of Toronto’s executive committee unanimously voted in favour of a report to rename Dundas Street. The report is supported by Mayor John Tory and city staff and was based on a petition to rename Dundas street which received over 14,000 signatures. However, not all residents are as enthusiastic about the move. Our history expert weighs in on the debate and provides historical context about the man behind the name: Henry Dundas. And, Dr. Stagg also weighs in on the latest controversy at Ryerson University with some members of the student body opting to refer to it as “X University”.

DOCTORS WORK TO COMBAT VACCINE HESITANCY AMONG PATIENTS

Bob Komsic is joined by Dr. David Carr, an emergency physician at the University Health Network and Mackenzie Health Hospital as well as Dr. Iris Gorfinkel, a family physician and founder of PrimeHealth Clinical Research.

Members of the medical community are concerned and frustrated about treating COVID-19 patients who are not immunized fully or at all. Some are speaking out about this amid the threat of the new Delta variant which represents about 74 percent of new cases in Ontario according to the province’s  COVID-19 science advisory table. Yesterday, during his press conference, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kieran Moore made a “call for arms” in an effort to encourage more residents to get vaccinated. Our physician guests weigh in on the latest and have a discussion about vaccine hesitancy.

CANADA SEES RISE IN GAS PRICES

Bob Komsic is joined by Dan McTeague, President of Canadians for Affordable Energy.

Canada is seeing a spike in gas prices across the country. So, what are the factors influencing the spike at the pumps? Dan weighs in.

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