The Todd Veinotte Show

The Todd Veinotte Show

The Todd Veinotte Show – Sunday, August 2, 2020

8 a.m.:

We speak with Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell about the province’s decision to phase out a program intended to help wine producers from the province and other small regions in order to not risk running afoul of the World Trade Organization. USports recently announced they will reverse a decision that would have seen hundreds of players lose their fifth and final year of eligibility because of their age. Lisette Johnson-Stapley, USPORT Chief Sports Officer, joins the show to tell us more. HRP spokesperson Constable Dylan Jackman joins the show to warn residents of the latest telephone scams that are asking for social insurance numbers, or asking for personal financial information.

9 a.m.:

Paul MacKinnon of the Downtown Halifax Business Commission talks about how the Atlantic bubble is helping the downtown core and we’ll get some details on the Gritty to Pretty program. The Canadian Premier League announced they will start their 2020 season in Charlottetown, dubbing it the Island Games. We talk about it with Halifax Wanderers founder and president Derek Martin. Then opposition leader Tim Houston joins the conversation to weigh in on the reversal of the review of the mass shooting to a public inquiry and the latest budget numbers. The CEOs of Canada’s nine largest chambers of commerce are renewing their plea for provincial leaders to remove inter-provincial trade barriers to help economic recovery. Patrick Sullivan, CEO of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, joins the show to give us the details.

10 a.m.:

NASA has embarked on its latest mission to Mars. Astronomy and physics professor at Saint Mary’s University Rob Thacker joins us to talk about it. We speak with Nova Scotia actor Jonathan Torrens about making TV in the age of COVID. Fred Whoriskey, former director of the Ocean Tracking Network at Dalhousie University, joins the show to discuss the latest shark attack off Maine’s Bailey Island. NSGEU president Jason McLean has said he won’t take part in a Northwood review, instead calls for a public inquiry into the COVID-19 outbreak in the long-term care home. He joins the show to tell us more.

11 a.m.:


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Host: Todd Veinotte
Phone: 902.448-1200

Producer: Sam Calio