The Simi Sara Show
Wednesday January 29th, 2014
JUSTIN TRUDEAU REMOVES 32 LIBERAL SENATORS FROM THE CAUCUS
Justin Trudeau has expelled from his caucus every single Liberal member of the upper house and has declared there is no longer any such thing as a Liberal Senator.
THE IMPLICATIONS BEHIND TRUDEAU’S ACTIONS
The news this morning that Liberal leader Justin Trudeau had ousted 32 Liberal Senators from the Senate caucus came as quite a surprise to Canadians. Trudeau said the former members of the Liberal Senate caucus will sit as Independents, and they will have no formal ties to the Liberal parliamentary machinery. What are the implications of this move? Could Trudeau be doing this as a way to distance himself from pending controversy over Senators expenses? Will this win Trudeau any votes?
Phone: Ned Franks
Retired professor of political studies at Queen’s University
Open line: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON JUSTIN TRUDEAU KICKING OUT ALL 32 LIBERAL SENATORS?
THE BCSTA RESPONDS TO THE BCTF RULING
The provincial government must pay the B.C Teachers Federation $2 million in damages and retroactively restore class-size and composition language that was stripped from the teachers’ contract in 2002. What does the BC School Trustees Association think about the ruling? Are they pleased with the results?
Phone: Teresa Rezansoff
President of the British Columbia School Trustee Association
SHOULD TEACHERS CONSULT PARENTS BEFORE RILING KIDS UP ABOUT COSTLY FIELD TRIPS?
Last week, Harvinder Sandhu wrote a column in the Surrey Now about her anger over not being consulted by her sons teachers about plans to embark on a $3,000 field trip. In her column, Harvinder wrote that she and her son have been at odds regarding the field trip his high school band is organizing and she wishes that his teacher had consulted her about the hefty price tag of the trip before getting the students hopes up. Should teachers have to consult parents before deciding on an expensive field trip?
Phone: Harvinder Sandhu
Mother of two boys
Columnist for the Surrey Now
Open line: SHOULD TEACHERS HAVE TO CONSULT PARENTS ABOUT THE COST OF FIELD TRIPS?
SNOWDEN RECEIVES NOBEL PEACE PRIZE NOMINATION AS THE U.S. PURSUES TRIAL
United States President Barack Obama wants to see Edward Snowden persecuted for leaking information about mass government surveillance, but two Norwegian politicians have something else in mind for Snowden: the Nobel Peace Prize. Norwegian parliamentarians Snorre Valen and Baard Vegar Solhjell nominated Snowden for the award, which Obama won in 2009, for his disclosure about National Security Agency spying. Will this nomination work to legitimize and rehabilitate Snowden’s image?
Pre-record: Mark Zaid
Washington DC attorney who regularly handles national security matters including representing national security whistleblowers.
Open line: IN YOUR OPINION, IS EDWARD SNOWDEN A SUITABLE CANDIDATE FOR THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE?
THE QUEEN IS DOWN TO HER LAST £1 MILLION
Should the Queen start renting out Buckingham Palace to pay for the urgent repairs needed to crumbling royal homes? That is what the British MP’s suggested today in Parliament as it was revealed that the Queen’s cash reserves have dwindled from £35 million in 2001 to a mere £1 million today. How did the Queen end up so short on cash? What is the solution to this problem?
Pre-record: Elisabeth Cawthon
An associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Arlington
A specialist on English constitutional and legal history
Open line: HOW SHOULD THE QUEEN PAY FOR HER LEAKY ROOF?
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