David Mason from Deloitte Accounting on the 2010 Federal Budget

This past Tuesday Adam spoke with David Mason, the Ottawa tax specialist from Deloitte Accounting about the implications and economic effects of the 2010 Federal Budget. Of particular interest for listeners is his discussion of the tax implications for individual income tax payers.

Radio Topics for March 9th

Mike is off doing real people stuff this morning so I am holding down the fort by myself this week. That means a little more music than usual but at 8:10 we have an interview with Dave Mason who is Deloitte’’s Ottawa Tax Leader. He will be discussing the recent Federal Budget and its implications for listeners. As per usual the show airs from 7-9am on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and at www.ckcufm.com everywhere else.

Federal Budget is released and the Liberals decide it isn’t worth forcing an election over.

Federal Minister for Women Helena Guergis celebrates International Women’s Day by announcing a Federal grant program designed to get more women elected to municipal governments…although don’t think about changing the words of “O Canada.”

Amazon.com wants more of a presence in Canada than just a .ca domain name.

A sin tax on pop? New York State thinks its a good idea.

Ottawa to become a little less ugly: Concrete barriers at US Embassy to be replaced.

Bob Chiarelli heading back to Queens Park.

Radio Topics for March 2nd

Still recovering from Sunday’s excitement. Since there is no Olympic highlights to watch this morning, join Mike and I for the Tuesday Morning Special Blend. At 8:10 Mike will be speaking with Catherine Fortin Lefaivre of the Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre about a panel they will be hosting on March 8th to celebrate International Woman’s Day. At 8:30 Adam will be speaking with Andre Bendahan of the Montreal band Final Flash who will be playing Ottawa on March 4th. As per usual we air from 7-9am on CKCU 93.1 FM in Ottawa and at www.ckcufm.com for everyone else.

One of the largest earthquakes in the history of South America hits Northern Chile... but they will be okay.

Prorogation has ended and Parliament resumes sitting with Stephen Harper to present the budget on Thursday.
Apparently he found this one particularly difficult to put together.

Putting the ghosts of Ipperwash to rest, the Ontario government agrees to hand over the park to Aboriginals.

Thinking about reporting on Taliban attacks in Afghanistan? Think again says the Afghan government.

Helena Guergis does not like PEI… or airport security.

Minimum wage increases hurt the poor?

New conflict of interest rules severely limiting the number of engineering consultants the City of Ottawa can hire.

Radio Topics for February 16th

I can almost guarantee that there won’t be any student listeners this morning as all university students in Ottawa are enjoying there reading week. However its business as usual on the Tuesday Morning Special Blend. At 8:15 we will be speaking with Matthew Barber who has a new album being released on the 23rd. Then at 8:30 we will have Chris Page in studio. Chris is part of the Kelp Records family and has a new album being released today. As per usual we air on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and www.ckcufm.com for everyone else.

Michael Ignatieff has priorities for this upcoming parliament. In a rare move for the Liberal Party he has actually made these public.

Non-natives are told to leave the Mohawk reserve of Kahnawake near Montreal.

Vancouver 2010: On now at a television near you.

An appeal in the case of Toronto 18 member Saad Gaya and maybe not from the side you would expect.

Get your very own “I slept with Adam Giambrone” pin today!

Family Day protests by people who want the province to pay for them to have a family to celebrate the new holiday with.

CFB Trenton gets a new commander for pretty obvious reasons.

Radio Topics for February 9th

The three of us are all back this week so tune in to listen to the new and improved Tuesday Morning Special Blend Line-up. With that kind of tag line how could we not be the #1 morning show in Ottawa? Disregarding commercial cliches at 7:30 Adam will be talking with Councilor Clive Doucet regarding his latest proposal involving Lansdowne and the NCC. As per usual we air on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and at www.ckcufm.com for everyone else.

CTV Ottawa’s studios go up in flames but thousands of historical broadcasts are saved by building supervisor.

First Saskatchewan, then Ottawa cut funding to the First Nation’s University and now it is closing its doors.

G7 Finance Ministers trek up to the Arctic for a weekend of winter fun.

The Conscription Crisis: Afghanistan version

Jack Layton is diagnosed with prostate cancer

In more Lansdowne related news, two Ottawa architects are chosen to design the site.

Now the medical isotope crisis has gotten really bad as the Dutch reactor goes offline.

Radio Topics for December 15th

This will be my last live show before I head off to Europe for two months. Never fear though as Mike will be sticking around in the new year. At 8:30 we will be speaking with Lynne Wolfson who is biking across Africa. As per usual we air on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and at www.ckcufm.com for those in the rest of the world.

Copenhagen talks heat up…bad puns aside Gordon Brown arrives today amid complaints from the G77-China block. All this while Danish police detain 968 people during protests in the city.

Remember that prisoner transfer agreement Canada made with Afghanistan to ensure detainees weren’t tortured? It seems Afghanistan might not be keeping up its end of the bargain.

The Canadian Senate says Canada’s Coast Guard should have guns…and not just little ones either.

Larry O’Brien wants to freeze public workers wages to save Ottawa money.

A new cellphone provider in Canada?

France to spend 1.1 Billion dollars to digitize its archives. Pay attention LAC.

Hassan Almrie can no longer be held on a Security Certificate says The Federal Court.

Radio Topics for December 8th

This is Adam’s second last week here before he heads off to Europe. the countdown is on. This week at 8:30am Mike will be talking with Rex Murphy, Canadian political commentator, host of Cross Country Check-up and the author of the new book Points of View. As per usual we air from 7-9am on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and at www.ckcufm.com for the rest of you.

Pirate Radio: The Ottawa Version

HST: coming to a store near you. At least if you live in BC or Ontario that is.

Copenhagen Climate Summit
- 20 Protesters climb West Block to put a banner…and are arrested
- Gordon Brown says EU has to cut back more
- US Promises to regulate emissions

Maybe not everyone in Switzerland thinks banning minarets is a good idea.

US and NATO agree to send more troops to Afghanistan.
- NATO to send 7000
- US to send 30 000 and commit for the long term

Toronto gets to host the G20 summit next summer.

Radio Topics for November

Funding Drive is over for another year, thank you to everyone who donated to our show and to CKCU. You have bought yourself another 50 weeks of quality community radio. At 7:30 Adam is going to be speaking with Stephen Brunt, the author of the new book Gretzky’s Tears. Then at 8:30 Mike will be speaking with Roger Greenberg of the Landsdown Live Group who is seeking to develop Landsdown Park. As per usual we air from 7 to 9 on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and www.ckcufm.com for those not.

Healthcare gets a boost in the United States as Obama’s reform bill passes Congress.

It was twenty years ago today…well yesterday but still the Berlin Wall coming down was a big deal.

The Gun Registry is killed in the House of Commons…but is it really dead?

Looks like riders will have to pay more for OC Transpo yet again.

Its not quite a general election but still four seats is better then none in the eyes of us political junkies.
Globe and Mail covers the action.

Smitherman quits Ontario Cabinet then proceeds to declare his intentions to run for Mayor of Toronto.

Traffic really is bad for a city. Apparently Toronto congestion costs the country $3.3 billion a year.

Native Tribe in Northern BC don’t want to be Status Indians anymore.

Radio Topics for November 3rd – Funding Drive Edition

Welcome to week two of the funding drive. You still have five days left to donate to our show. Remember for every fifty dollars you give you push Adam up one more flight of stairs. This week at 8:10 we will be speaking with Tyler Kealey and having him play some songs from his album Characters. As per usual we will be airing from 7 until 9am on CKCU 93.1 FM for those in Ottawa and www.ckcufm.com for the rest.

Wishing for smarter buses…you’ll have to wait as SmartBus technology purchase has been scuttled by council.

If the province is going to limit corporate donations to City Council election campaigns, why not ban them outright?

H1N1 Panic mode is in full swing. However the Ontario Health Unit for Ottawa says it has enough vaccines.

Women who wants to leave Saudi Arabia with her children is denied help by the Federal Government.

Kevin Page says we can’t dream our way out deficit, contrary to what Jim Flarety may say.

Mahar Arar can’t sue the US unless Congress first lets him.

Radio Topics for October 13th

Back to the real world after the long weekend, digest the rest of your turkey while listening to Adam and Mike. As well this week Josh Zanin will be joining us on air. However the excitement doesn’t stop there; at 8:10 Adam will be speaking with David Burnford of Ottawa’s Hugest 100 Mile Potluck about their upcoming event on October 17th. As per usual we air from 7-9am on 93.1 CKCU FM, online at www.ckcufm.com for everyone else.

More and more people turn to the food bank as jobs are hard to find this fall.

Is there anything Obama can’t do? His latest feat, winning the Nobel Peace Prize after being in office for 8 months.

France, Portugal, Ireland, Belgium are all willing to take former Gitmo detainies. Canada on the other hand won’t even take back its own.

Gordon Brown to host world’s largest yardsale: $25 billion in British assets to be sold off.

Proof that Al-Queda really wants to bring about the end of the world… Algerian phycisist working at the Cern Large Hadron Collider arrested for links to Al-Queda

Why Malthus may yet be proven correct, UN Food Agency claims world food supply needs to increase by 70% to avoid mass starvation.

Ontario Rental Guide gets mixed reviews.

The Governor-General and Stephen Harper get into a spat and a new Rideau Hall website seems to be the result.

Dan Gardner of the Ottawa Citizen has gotten very worked up about the entire issue.