The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Wed May 8th 2019

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Chapter 1

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ Hot question of the day ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Vote in @simisara980's ๐Ÿ”ฅ question of the day: The NDP government plans to start running speed cameras 24/7 at 35 high-risk intersections this summer. Is this:

  • A good safety initiative
  • A cash grab

 

Chapter 2

Why is the Senate stalling on a bill requiring sexual-assault law training for judges?

We want to come back now to a story that we talked about on Friday’s program.

Two years ago, a bill passed through the House of Commons that would require training for judges on sexual-assault law.

That was two years ago. It still hasn't made it through the Senate. It keeps getting pushed back. Right now, it’s stuck at a Senate committee, who have not yet started studying the bill.

More on that in a moment - but first let’s hear from Rona Ambrose. She’s the former leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, and the former MP who actually introduced the bill in the first place. On Friday’s show, she told us she believes it’s important this legislation gets passed.

Now as I mentioned, it’s stuck at the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee. They have not yet begun studying this bill so it can advance to the next stage and get to a point where it’s passed into law.

Why is that? Just before we came on air, I spoke with the Chair of that committee, Senator Serge Joyal.

 

Guest: Senator Serge Joyal

Chair of the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.

 

Chapter 3

What’s in a name? The meaning behind Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the new royal baby’s name

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have named their baby son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, say their baby boy is "a dream.'' The Duke and Duchess of Sussex posed with their two-day-old son for cameras at Windsor Castle. Here’s how they described their new arrival.

 

Guest: Bruce Hallsor

Former chair of the Monarchist League in Victoria

 

Chapter 4

A luxury car dealer in Vancouver responds to the latest Peter German report

We’ve been telling you about the latest report by former RCMP Deputy Commissioner, Peter German. And in it, he says money laundering is a problem in BC's luxury car market.

Here’s what Peter German said yesterday during his update with reporters.

Well, the general manager of one car dealership feels that maybe they’re all being tarred with the one brush here.

 

Guest: Mark Edmonds

General Manager of Ferrari-Maserati Vancouver

 

Chapter 5

The weather is getting unseasonably warm in Metro Vancouver and Kamloops this week

There’s some unseasonably warm weather on our way in the next couple of days across Metro Vancouver and in Kamloops!

Here to bring us all the details is Global BC’s Senior Meteorologist, Mark Madryga...

 

Guest: Mark Madryga

Global BC Chief Meteorologist

 

Chapter 6

Is Canada’s claim to the Northwest Passage really “illegitimate”, as Mike Pompeo claims?

In a major speech to the Arctic Council that some experts have called provocative and frequently inaccurate, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, called Canada's claim over the Northwest Passage “illegitimate.”

 

Guest: Prof Michael Byers

Canada Research Chair at the Department of Political Science at UBC

 

Chapter 7

Kwantlen Polytechnic University closes its campuses due to “unsubstantiated threat”

Let’s check in on the story that’s breaking from Kwantlen Polytechnic University - they have announced that  all campuses are closed.

On Twitter, the school says it has been alerted by Surrey RCMP about an “unsubstantiated threat” against KPU.

All classes at all campuses are cancelled for rest of the day and the buildings will remain closed while security reviews the situation.   

Guest: Janet Brown

Global News Senior Reporter

 

Chapter 8

New replacement for Plastic?

Guest: Courtney Laprise

Chemistry graduate student at Memorial University of Newfoundland

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