Podcast: The Todd Veinotte Show August 29th, 2023
Posted Aug 29, 2023 01:00:20 PM.
Last Updated Aug 29, 2023 09:05:38 AM.
Hour 1: Brenna Walsh, Senior Energy Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre, shares Canada’s plan to have an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, resulting in an overall cost of $3 billion to the Nova Scotia electricity system. Liberal Party leader Zach Churchill says the doubling of this year’s construction budget for a new cancer centre in Cape Breton has them concerned about what it could mean for the cost of other major healthcare projects in Nova Scotia. Kate Ervine, a professor in the global development studies department at Saint Mary’s University, discusses how many right-wing climate deniers continue to try to claim that fires have always happened and climate change has nothing to do with the devastation. Donna Buckland, co-owner of Giant Steps Children’s Centre, shares how Halifax businesses with properties destroyed by fire are asking for tax relief.
Hour 2: It’s the Open Hour. Todd takes your calls!
Hour 3: Franco Terrazzano, Federal Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, shares proof of how the carbon taxes make life more expensive. Deirdre Green, the program director of the Atlantic Salmon Federation in Nova Scotia, is raising concerns about plans to develop a gold mine in Guysborough County because of the site’s proximity to one of the province’s longest rivers. Matt Drover, Nova Scotia Power’s senior director of energy delivery, discusses how a rise in copper wire thefts has become an ‘extreme safety concern’. Carol Kehoe, Director, Marketing & Communications Symphony Nova Scotia, shares a series of free concerts and special events celebrating its 40th anniversary season.