The Todd Veinotte Show

The Todd Veinotte Show

The Todd Veinotte Show – Sunday, March 29, 2020


8 a.m.

Dr. Gary Ernest, president of Doctors Nova Scotia, warns that challenging times are ahead for Nova Scotians as an increase of confirmed cases exceeds 100. Schools are currently scheduled to return on April 6, though many are concerned for the safety of students and teachers if they do. Clancy McDaniel, executive director of Students Nova Scotia, joins the show to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted students across the province. Peter Halpin, executive director of Association of Atlantic Universities, talks about how COVID-19 has impacted universities and how they plan to finish the term for graduating students.

9 a.m.

Lori Turnbull, political science professor at Dalhousie University, reacts to the federal government’s response to the novel coronavirus. Jo-Ann Roberts, interim leader of the federal green party, joins the conversation to give her thoughts on the measures being taken to protect and support Canadians. Over a thousand workers were laid off at Irving Shipyard due to COVID-19, Ken Hanson, Defence analyst, joins us to discuss how this will impact navy and coast guard procurements. Many schools across the country have suspended classes and postponed their school year. President of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, Paul Wozney, gives us an update on what Nova Scotia is planning to do as the scheduled return date fast approaches.

10 a.m.

Catherine Swift, former Canadian Federation of Independent Business president, chats with Todd about the novel coronavirus and how it impacts businesses and workers. Dr. Lisa Barrett, Infectious Disease Expert at Dalhousie University, joins the show to give us an update on the novel coronavirus and discusses how we can all stay safe during these uncertain times. Russ Green with Nova Scotians for Equalization Fairness, joins the show to talk about the recently passed aid package and discusses how they will distribute the money. Jerry Dias, Unifor President, discusses the impact COVID-19 has on trade across the country and how the federal government aid package will help.

11 a.m

Darrell Sampson, Liberal MP for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook, joins the show to talk about the federal government’s response to COVID-19. We open the phone lines to hear what you have to say for the rest of this hour.


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Host: Todd Veinotte
Phone: 902.448-1200

Producer: Sam Calio