Justin Trudeau is expected to announce his bid for the Liberal Party leadership. He has a famous father and a mean right hook, but can he lead the Liberals back into power?
Also today, Ontario Energy Minister Chris Bentley has called the $40 million deal to cancel an Oakville power plant "a very good deal for taxpayers". We discuss why the Liberals have cancelled two power plants, and whether the contempt of parliament charges brought against Bentley by the opposition have any merit.
After a video surfaced recently showing U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney saying that 47 per cent of Americans are victims and dependent on government, we ask the question: Is the Republican hopeful finished?
Also today, in light of the controversy around the slur written in eye-black on the face of Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar, we debate how to eliminate homophobia in pro sports.
Today we talk about a campaign by a group of religious parents in Ontario to pull their kids out of classroom discussions that don’t fit with their particular beliefs, as well as Mayor Rob Ford’s struggle to balance his mayoral duties with his football coaching ones.
Yesterday's election in Quebec was a disappointing one for the Parti Quebecois. Although they won the day, it was only with a slim minority. The question is, what kind of relationship should we expect between Pauline Marois and Prime Minister Stephen Harper?
And although he lost his seat, Jean Charest left the Liberal party is reasonably good shape. The party is the official opposition and won only four fewer seats than the PQ. And while we don't know yet what Charest plans to do, Canadians owe him a debt of gratitude for years of good relations between Quebec and the rest of the country.
Gordon Barthos is joined by Leslie Papp and Olivia Ward.
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