The Rick Howe Show

The Rick Howe Show – Thursday, April 27, 2017

9 a.m. 

Yesterday the provincial government announced plans to spend more than $390 million over seven years to twin major highways in Nova Scotia. We talk with Barneys River Fire Chief Joe MacDonald who has been fighting to have highway 104 twinned for years as well as Joan Sawler who lost her husband in an accident on the 103 in 2015. Bruce Hetherington also joins the conversation. His son died in a highway accident in 2008. Nova Scotia’s Liberal government is expected to present a balanced budget today. PC Leader Jamie Baillie tells us why he is doubtful. We discuss highway twinning and the provincial budget with Kevin Lacey, the Atlantic Canada director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. On Monday the U.S. announced import duties of as much as 24 per cent on Canadian softwood companies. David Barrett has been in forestry for 70 years and tells us how he thinks this will impact Atlantic Canada.

10 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.

11 a.m.

How well do you know your country? We’re asking questions about Canada for trivia this week.

12 p.m.

The location of the new QEII outpatient centre was announced last week. We talk about its placement in Bayers Lake with Metro columnist and urban planner Tristan Cleveland. Retired Halifax Police Officer Jim Hoskins tells us about a complaint he filed with the mayor about Waye Mason who said he was tired of getting phone calls and emails from from white men of privilege about the Cornwallis dispute.

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