March 10, 2016

The music that transcends politics PLUS Trudeau's DC trip, animal rights and more

Brian LilleyArchive

Lots of politics on the show but...a musical legend passed away on Wednesday, Brian opens and closes the show on the theme of music and how it can bring people together, even taking calls about Beatles, concerts and old punk bands from Hamilton.

In between he talks to Warren Kinsella and Tony Clement about Trudeau's trip to Washington. Checks in with Caleb Howe and Benny Johnson on the US primaries and the presidential race. Pays tribute to Mauril Belanger and discuss a new animal rights bill that pet owners, farmers and hunters should worry about.

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commented 2016-03-10 10:24:41 -0500
March 10, 2016
Dear Diary;
Well, yesterday I wished for a diversion from the non-men equal-pay thing, and I guess I’ve got what I wished for (which is normal for me). But I just don’t understand what all the fuss is about on this latest one.
I think it’s just fine for other members of my family to directly lobby the Public Safety Minister to allow the suspected Al Qaeda terrorism sleeper agent Mohamed Harkat to remain in Canada, and not be deported to Algeria as ordered, regardless of his bogus refugee claim and how he lied by using a forged Saudi passport to get in here. What on earth could possibly be wrong with that? Okay, so it’s Sacha who’s been doing that lobbying and sure, he does propaganda work for my Islamic terrorist sponsoring brothers in Iran but so what? Even Duff Conacher, the Democracy Watch guy says it’ll be okay if I publicly recuse myself from involvement in the file, so why isn’t that enough to shut everyone up? Think about it, because then if I recuse myself, obviously, even Ralph Goodale himself won’t have as much as a clue how I feel about it. So what’s the big deal?
Right now I’ve got way more important things than national security on my mind. B.O. has invited me and some of the gang for dinner. So I’ve got to get ready for that. I’ll have to bring Stephie, as usual he’ll say something stupid, but no one understands him anyway. Chrystia (mmm) of course. Americans like some arm candy so that’s Catherine in. We certainly don’t want some too-white hashtag thing happening so we’ll include my guy with the turban to round off the diversity perception, otherwise it’ll be all the usual suspects.
Me and the gang are just pulling up to the White House now and already B.O. is honouring me by having his band play one of my favourite pieces of classical music; the theme tune from Monty Python’s Flying Circus. What’s not to love about this guy?