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Feb 21, 2020

At the time of this recording, the nationwide rail blockades continue with no end in sight. The prime minister admits there has been no progress in meaningful talks and told a Friday afternoon news conference it's time for the blockades to come down. 

What does that mean? There is no plan. There is no deadline....


Feb 18, 2020

The Christmas recess has wrapped up at Queen's Park, the legislature is back in session and there are more than a few pots at a rolling boil on the front burner.

The labour standoff continues with all of the teachers' unions across the province. Rotating strikes continue and there appears to be no progress in this war...


Dec 16, 2019

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...


Dec 9, 2019

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...


Dec 1, 2019

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.

Laura Babcock, President of Powergroup Communications joins...