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10/3: Canada Covered

Oct 30, 2018

Toronto Mayor John Tory easily cruised to a second term as leader of Canada’s largest city last week.

He did so amid a fight with the provincial government over a push from Ontario’s premier to shrink the size of city council in the thick of a campaign.

Dave and Toronto Sun editor-in-chief Adrienne Batra look at how...

Oct 26, 2018

Vancouver, a city reeling amid a housing crisis and being on the front lines of the opioid epidemic, has a new mayor.

Former NDP MP Kennedy Stewart was elected last weekend as Vancouver's first independent mayor in 30 years. During the campaign he took strong positions on housing, and he has been a staunch opponent of...

Oct 25, 2018

One week into legalized cannabis, and business is booming on the prairies.

In Alberta, were retail sales are privatized, stores have been lined up out the door since opening day on Oct. 17 and the novelty hasn’t worn off.

One major retailer says cannabis sales have even outpaced the company’s liquor business in some...

Oct 23, 2018

The case against Vice Admiral Mark Norman doesn’t hit court until next summer, but it caused a big ruckus in the House of Commons.

Norman, the former vice chief of defence staff is charged with breach of trust for allegedly leaking information related to a shipbuilding contract.

The Tories devoted much time in the...

Oct 18, 2018

Other countries use it, Political parties use it, even the Oscars and the NHL awards use it.

But so far, Canada has been reluctant to adopt the idea of ranked ballots for major elections.

That could be changing.

Dave is joined by London Free Press reporter Megan Stacey to look at how London Ontario is making the shift...