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Fight Back with Libby Znaimer is a live, current affairs, call-in talk show airing daily on Zoomer Radio (AM740 and FM96.7 between 12 pm and 1 pm EST). Have your say about the headlines that have you talking and get trusted, expert advice on your health, wellness and finances. Call into the show: (416) 360-0740 or 1 (866) 740-4740 or email us at fightback@zoomer.ca. You can also follow us on Twitter at @fightbacklibby.

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Fight Back with Libby Znaimer is a live, current affairs, call-in talk show airing daily on Zoomer Radio (AM740 and FM96.7 between 12 pm and 1 pm EST). Have your say about the headlines that have you talking and get trusted, expert advice on your health, wellness and finances. Call into the show: (416) 360-0740 or 1 (866) 740-4740 or email us at fightback@zoomer.ca. You can also follow us on Twitter at @fightbacklibby.

    The Best of Fight Back - Week of August 08 2022 - Sunday Edition

    The Best of Fight Back - Week of August 08 2022 - Sunday Edition

    The Sunday edition of the Best of Fight Back, from the week that was, with Jane Brown

    Interviews with:
    - John Mykytyshyn, Bob Richardson, and Dr. Doris Grinspun with a recap on Ontario's Throne Speech
    - Jean Paul Soucy on the lack of tracking data in Canada's healthcare network
    - Dr. Rafael Gomez on news of Unifor's election of a new leader
    - John Wright and Moshe Lander on polling data reflecting Canadian's attitudes towards the economy
    - And the best calls of the week!

    • 26 min
    The Best of Fight Back - Week of August 08 2022 - Saturday Edition

    The Best of Fight Back - Week of August 08 2022 - Saturday Edition

    The Saturday edition of the Best of Fight Back, from the week that was, with Jane Brown

    Interviews with:
    - The Zoomer Squad with Peter Muggeride, David Cravit, and Bill VanGorder on their predictions for Ontario's Throne Speech
    - Dr. Barry Pakes on the urgency for blood donations and the latest on mask mandates
    - Rachel Solomon on the urgency for blood donations
    - Simon Bartram and Karl Hale on Serena Williams' retirement announceent
    - And the best calls of the week!

    • 25 min
    Free For All Friday

    Free For All Friday

    Today on Free For All Friday: plenty of nurses and retired nurses called in to weigh in on the staffing shortages that hospitals have been forced to grapple with this summer and that have led to the temporary closure of ER departments.

    Over the past week, Ontario's new health minister Sylvia Jones has been facing criticism for downplaying the shortage and refusing to call it a crisis. At the same time, nursing representatives like Cathryn Hoy and Doris Grinspun say the situation is desperate. Some nurses haven't taken vacations for years and nearly 1 in 4 working nurses in the province are eligible for retirement.

    Then there is Minister Jones' confusing comments about further privatization of Ontario's healthcare: first saying she is open to everything, then saying no it's actually innovation she's open to and not privatization while trying to reassure residents that OHIP will continue to cover healthcare services for Ontario residents.

    Listen live, weekdays from noon to 1, on Zoomer Radio!

    • 51 min
    Is Privatizing In Healthcare a Good Idea in Ontario?

    Is Privatizing In Healthcare a Good Idea in Ontario?

    Libby Znaimer is joined by Lauren O'Neil, Senior News Editor of BlogTO, Councillor James Pasternak (Ward 6 York Centre) and Councillor Brad Bradford (Ward 19 Beaches East York).

    Today: There's plenty to talk about here in Toronto. First, we look at City Council where at least 7 Councillors are not going to be seeking re-election in October including veterans like Mike Layton, Denzil Minnan-Wong and others. So, what will the future of Toronto City Council look like? In other Toronto news, we take a closer look at the ongoing feud between cyclists and pedestrians in the city's popular High Park. And, now cyclists are expressing anger for feeling harassed by police who are cracking down on speeders in the park. And, finally, we've learned what the Ford government's strong mayoral powers will entail.
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    UNIFOR ELECTS NEW LEADER

    Libby Znaimer is now joined by Dr. Rafael Gomez, an associate professor of employment relations at the University of Toronto.

    This week: Now we turn to an historic election at Canada’s largest private sector union - UNIFOR has elected Lana Payne as its first woman national president. It comes as the organization is trying to recover from the Jerry Dias scandal - he resigned before it was revealed that he took a 50K kickback from a Covid test manufacturer for pushing their product.
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    COULD ONTARIO PRIVATIZE CERTAIN HEALTHCARE SERVICES?

    Libby Znaimer is now joined by Sharleen Stewart, President of SEIU Healthcare,  which represents over 60,000 health care workers in the province and NDP MPP for Nickel-Belt and health critic, France Gelinas.

    Ontario health minister Sylvia Jones is not ruling out the idea of privatizing certain healthcare services as a way to deal with the severe staffing shortages that have left numerous hospitals in the province with no option but to temporarily shut down their ERs this Summer. But what could that privatization look like?

    Listen live, weekdays from noon to 1, on Zoomer Radio!

    • 52 min
    How Canadians Feel About the Economy

    How Canadians Feel About the Economy

    Libby Znaimer is now joined by John Wright, Executive Vice President of Maru Public Opinion, and Moshe Lander, Senior Lecturer of Economics at Concordia University in Montreal.

    Are you worried about your finances? According to a new poll by Yahoo Canada and Maru Public Opinion, half of us are worried about  affording the necessities. A majority (at 59 percent) believe that the country is headed towards a recession and we also think ( 53 percent ) that the Bank of Canada hiking interest rates will lead to a recession.
    Inflation is tracking over 8% - but there was one bit of good news out of the US today - it did not go up any more in July.

    Listen live, weekdays from noon to 1, on Zoomer Radio!

    • 14 min
    How Data Can Help Fight the Healthcare Crisis

    How Data Can Help Fight the Healthcare Crisis

    Libby Znaimer is joined by Bob Richardson, Liberal Strategist and Senior Council to National Public Relations, John Mykytyshyn, Conservative strategist and President of Bradgate Research Group as well as Dr. Doris Grinspun, CEO of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO).

    There are "no easy solutions to Ontario's health care and inflation challenges". That was the message in yesterday’s speech from the throne setting out the government’s agenda. It’s a far cry from the slogan they got re-elected on: the promise to “get it done.” Some stakeholders are taking comfort from the number of references to healthcare and nurses - as  an acknowledgment that they get it. And it is certainly a contrast to what we have heard from Health Minister Sylvia Jones - that this is not a crisis. Some have started to predict that this may be the beginning of the end for the Ford Tories. But where do we go from here and can we expect any improvement?
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    SEGMENT 2-CALLS FOR BETTER TRACKING OF DATA TO ADDRESS CANADA'S HEALTHCARE CRISIS

    Libby Znaimer is joined by Jean-Paul Soucy, a PhD student in Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health

    Canada does not have a national system for tracking or preventing shortages of nurses and other medical workers. Experts say that’s part of the reason we are facing emergency room shutdowns and service cutbacks. There’s also  no way to track how many medical professionals are working in various specialties, or which regions they are working in. The president of the Canadian Medical Association says this is standing in the way of meaningful improvement in Canadian health care. So is part of the answer to our problems yet another federal agency?
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    CANADIANS ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE ECONOMY

    Libby Znaimer is now joined by John Wright, Executive Vice President of Maru Public Opinion, and Moshe Lander, Senior Lecturer of Economics at Concordia University in Montreal.

    Are you worried about your finances? According to a new poll by Yahoo Canada and Maru Public Opinion, half of us are worried about  affording the necessities. A majority (at 59 percent) believe that the country is headed towards a recession and we also think ( 53 percent ) that the Bank of Canada hiking interest rates will lead to a recession.
    Inflation is tracking over 8% - but there was one bit of good news out of the US today - it did not go up any more in July.

    Listen live, weekdays from noon to 1, on Zoomer Radio!

    • 52 min

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Fantastic analysis of Canadian issues

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