The Rick Howe Show

The Rick Howe Show – Thursday, March 23, 2017

9 a.m.

Our first discussion this morning is about Canada’s 2017 federal budget with Kevin Lacey of the Canadian Taxpayers Association. He calls it a nickel and dime budget, where taxpayers pay more and get less. The Halifax Regional Municipality will be replacing the 1,758 parking meters in Halifax and Dartmouth with new ones at some point this summer. We learn more from Halifax’s parking strategy co-ordinator Dave McCusker. Conservative critic for Atlantic Canada Rob Moore talks with us about the federal budget released yesterday. Donny McKenzie tells us about his century old bagpipes that played at Vimy Ridge. He approached Veterans Affairs Canada to see if they were interested in playing them at the anniversary. The offer was turned down. John Boileau of the Halifax Military Preservation Society talks with us about the possibility of Cornwallis-named landmarks changing titles.

10 a.m.

We talk with Danny Graham, the leader of Engage Nova Scotia about the provincial government potentially cutting funding ties. Half of crime writer Patricia Cornwell’s career has been devoted to discovering the true identity of Jack the Ripper. She has recently said the case is closed. We talk with historian Peter Twohig about the matter.

11 a.m.

We open up the phone lines between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to hear what you’ve got to say in today’s Open Hour.

12 p.m.

Amy Graves, who founded the group Get Prescription Drugs off the Street, offers some advice on the province’s plan to tackle opioid abuse. UNICEF is asking for Canada’s assistance in response to the famine crisis in South Sudan. David Morley, UNICEF Canada’s President and CEO, tells us more.

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