John Gormley Live schedule Oct. 25, 2010
8.30 a.m. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall’s opposition to BHP Billiton’s $39 million bid for PotashCorp is “naked self-interest”, says Tom Flanagan. He believes Prime Minister Stephen Harper will approve the deal.
GUESTS: Tom Flanagan, University of Calgary political science professor and former senior advisor to Harper. Premier Brad Wall responds.
9 a.m. Open Lines
10 a.m. Father Andre Poilievre, a Roman Catholic priest, was recently awarded Order of Canada. He works with Saskatchewan inmates and gang members. For years, he has worked with young people struggling with addictions and gang violence.
GUEST: Father Andrew Polievre
11 a.m. American midterm elections, where Democrats control both chambers of Congress, but Republicans hope to cut their margins.
GUEST: Curtis Mullen, a Saskatchewan ex-pat and political junkie now living in the U.S.
11.15 a.m. John vs Tammy: Does a mandatory course for hockey parents make sense?
Minor hockey officials in Saskatoon will decide next month whether to force parents to complete an anger management course before their kids are allowed to hit the ice.
12 p.m. Award-winning novelist and journalist Charles Foran on Mordecai: The Life & Times - a detailed, intimate portrait of Mordecai Richler, the lion of Canadian literature, and the turbulent, changing times that nurtured him
GUEST: Charles Foran, author of Mordecai: The Life & Times.