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Welcome to ON THE LEDGE – Ontario’s Political Podcast with John Wright, DART C-Suite Communicators Partner, Keith Leslie, veteran broadcaster and former Queen’s Park Bureau Chief for the Canadian Press and your truly – Dave Trafford, Executive Producer of iContact Production – the Power of Podcasting.

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Welcome to ON THE LEDGE – Ontario’s Political Podcast with John Wright, DART C-Suite Communicators Partner, Keith Leslie, veteran broadcaster and former Queen’s Park Bureau Chief for the Canadian Press and your truly – Dave Trafford, Executive Producer of iContact Production – the Power of Podcasting.

    A 2019 Wrap with Special Guests John Michael McGrath and Steve Paikin

    A 2019 Wrap with Special Guests John Michael McGrath and Steve Paikin

    This is our 62nd episode of @OnTheLedgePcast and our final show for 2019. Our usual suspects, John Wright, Keith Leslie and Dave Trafford are here along with special guests John Michael McGrath and Steve Paikin from TVO's @theAgenda. John Michael and Steve also produce and host the #OnPoli podcast. Their show gets down in the weeds - whereas On The Ledge gets down in the mud!

    Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! We'll be back in February.

    Hope you enjoy the show.

    • 47 min
    Hamilton's Sh*t Show makes national news and Ontarians grow weary of the Teachers' Contract Standoff

    Hamilton's Sh*t Show makes national news and Ontarians grow weary of the Teachers' Contract Standoff

    It's becoming clear that #sewergate in the City of Hamilton will not only be a municipal election issue in 2022, it will likely test the Steeltown MPPs running for re-election in two and a half years.


    Meanwhile, the ongoing standoff between the province and the teachers' unions is a point of aggravation and weariness for students and parents who face one day class disruptions - including one day walkouts by secondary school teachers.

    • 36 min
    The Hamilton SH*T Show Splashes on Queen's Park and Ontario High School Teachers Set a Strike Date

    The Hamilton SH*T Show Splashes on Queen's Park and Ontario High School Teachers Set a Strike Date

    Best estimates suggest 24 billion litres of raw sewage has been dumped into Chedoke Creek in Hamilton, Ontario. City council knew about the leak prior to the 2018 municipal election but it only came to light through recent reporting by the Hamilton Spectator.

    Meanwhile, public high school teachers across Ontario are prepared to stage a one day strike on December 4th, 2019. The OSSTF says contract negotiations with the province are going nowhere.

    • 30 min
    Ontario Teachers Set To Take Job Action and Doug Ford Takes the Lead on Federal-Provincial Relations.

    Ontario Teachers Set To Take Job Action and Doug Ford Takes the Lead on Federal-Provincial Relations.

    All indications are Doug Ford and Justin Trudeau had a productive discussion and left the name calling on the campaign trail.

    ALSO: It's less than a month before school's out for the Christmas holiday break. And two major teachers' unions will join in a work-to-rule staring Nov. 26. But does that mean we're on a path to work stoppages across the province?

    • 29 min
    Hamilton Pushes Back Against Doug Ford and Canada's premiers will meet December 2nd

    Hamilton Pushes Back Against Doug Ford and Canada's premiers will meet December 2nd

    Organized labour organized a demonstration outside MPP Donna Skelly's Hamilton office this past week - all because of a comment the premier made in response to a question from Skelly. Skelly basically teed up a friendly question and Doug Ford replied with friendly fire.

    The premier also made news when it was announced that Canada's premiers will be meeting in the GTA on December 2nd.

    • 27 min
    Is there a movement to draft Jane Philpott as the next leader of the Ontario Liberals?

    Is there a movement to draft Jane Philpott as the next leader of the Ontario Liberals?

    How will the change in tone by Ford Nation effect the immediate and longer-term strategies of the opposition NDP and Liberals?

    Is there a movement to draft Jane Philpott as an Ontario Liberal leadership candidate?

    Is it time for the New Democrats to replace Andrea Horwath?

    • 19 min

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Don’t worry about accuracy

The education episode was lacking any attempt at being factual....time to unsubscribe.

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Facts need to be checked

Just listened to an episode were several times their facts about teacher unions and cupe are wrong. Disappointing.

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