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Welcome to On The Ledge - the Ontario Politics Podcast, hosted by John Wright, EVP at Maru Public Opinion, Keith Leslie, Queen's Park commentator at CHCH TV and Dave Trafford, Executive Producer of iContact Productions.

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Welcome to On The Ledge - the Ontario Politics Podcast, hosted by John Wright, EVP at Maru Public Opinion, Keith Leslie, Queen's Park commentator at CHCH TV and Dave Trafford, Executive Producer of iContact Productions.

    The Wiarton Willie Scandal Steals Queen's Park Spotlight

    The Wiarton Willie Scandal Steals Queen's Park Spotlight

    It's always the coverup that causes a crisis! This week, the On The Ledge crew with Sabrina Nanji from the Queen's Park Observer, weigh in on the Wiarton Willie coverup. 

    Oh ya, and we get around to the $10 a week Child Care plans, the pediatric vaccine rollout and the 4-13 is the project that just keeps on giving Ford Nation a headache.

    • 35 min
    The rapid test "strategy" for school kids over the Christmas holidays makes no sense.

    The rapid test "strategy" for school kids over the Christmas holidays makes no sense.

    Put up your hand if you understand the COVID test plan for school kids over the Christmas holiday? Seeing none...we move onto the next item of Suck and Blow. 

    Seriously! It is becoming increasingly wearisome to have to figure out what's driving the Public Health strategy at Queen's Park. I'm all for connecting dots if need be, but this week we're left, AGAIN, having to draw our own dots!

    • 29 min
    Doug Ford's focus on Highway 413 is political gold

    Doug Ford's focus on Highway 413 is political gold

    Love or hate the idea of expanding a ring road around the GTA, it's turned out to be a stroke of political brilliance. Ford and company have created a ballot question by announcing plans to build Hwy 413 and the Bradford Bypass while, at the same time, forcing the Opposition into a corner. If they criticize the highway plans, they're the guys who say "NO". If they approve, they're losers among their base.

    • 34 min
    Remembering Bill Davis and counting all the shiny things in Ontario's Fall Economic Statement

    Remembering Bill Davis and counting all the shiny things in Ontario's Fall Economic Statement

    He passed away in August of this year and he was memorialized this week by family, friends and political colleagues of all stripes. Former Ontario Premier Bill Davis is remembered as a politician whose success came from his innate ability to include the opposition in his policy and legislative process.

    The service happened the same day the Ford government unveiled its Fall Economic Statement.

    One thing is clear, the Progressive Conservatives are saying "YES!" to electioneering.

    • 32 min
    Is the Ontario LTC commitment just another cart-before-the-horse-plan?

    Is the Ontario LTC commitment just another cart-before-the-horse-plan?

    Ontario's Minister for Long Term Care tabled the Ford government's bill outlining the province's latest promise to address the needs of our elders and most vulnerable. More money for more  inspectors, more money for more staff training, more more of more...

    But what good are more inspectors if the standard of living in an LTC isn't properly addressed? What good is more tuition support for PSW training if there are fewer and fewer people interested in poor paying jobs and lousy working conditions?

    • 30 min
    Oh! Look! Another FRIDAY DUMP at Queen's Park.

    Oh! Look! Another FRIDAY DUMP at Queen's Park.

    The Doug Ford government tells us what we already know, unveiling its cautious plans to step out of STEP 3.

    But Ford Nation still struggles with its obsession with the fringes when it comes to vaccine policies, voting down Opposition motions to make vaccines mandatory in the healthcare and education sectors. Meanwhile, hospitals and police forces across the province are already suspending non-vaxxed workers and preparing to fire those who don't comply with vaccine requirements.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

KatKenz ,

Great Show!

Thanks for keeping us up to date on what’s happening at Queens Park!

Abcdefg1$ ,

Don’t worry about accuracy

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

Kevint6221 ,

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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