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TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2019


ONTARIO CABINET SHUFFLE AND MORE- PANEL DISCUSSION
It has been a year since Premier Doug Ford took to office and there is talk that he is considering a shuffle of cabinet within his Ontario Progressive Conservative party.

As part of a shuffle, party insiders are suggesting that Finance Minister Vic Fedeli could be replaced and put into a large ministry dedicated to northern Ontario.

Insiders are suggesting that Fedeli’s position could be filled by current Treasury Board President, Peter Bethlenfalvy.

There is also speculation that Education Minister Lisa Thompson could be demoted to the Agriculture portfolio. among other changes.

Libby Speaks with Kim Wright, Principal of Kim Wright Strategies, Aleem Kanji, Vice President of Government Relations at Sutherland Corporation, and Bob Richardson, Senior Council to National Public Relations.

The panel discusses the potential PC cabinet shuffle and what this means for the Ford government moving forward.


TORONTO CITY COUNCIL TO DECIDE ON OPEN TENDERING FOR CITY-WIDE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
City Council is dealing with the issue of whether to move to a system of open tenders for municipal work.

A new provincial law is allowing them to do that.

Right now, In Toronto, the field of unions is limited to nine that have signed province-wide collective agreements.

Approving this move could open bidding to both other union and non-union shops or there could be a compromise solution.

Supporters say it could save tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars, but opponents argue that in a construction boom, savings  would not necessarily materialize, and safety and quality could be compromised.

Libby speaks with Toronto City Councillors Stephen Holyday and Mike Layton on what they believe is the best option for the city moving forward.

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