On the Show:
Arlene Bynon, Peter Julian, David Zimmer, Robin Brentnall, Jenn Jefferys, Mike Fancie, Tom Parkin
NDP MP Peter Julian says he was shocked and surprised Thomas Mulcair was voted to be replaced at the NDP convention over the weekend and although he says it's too soon to decide if he'll run to replace him, he hasn't ruled it out yet.
Ontario Aboriginal Affairs Minister David Zimmer discusses the tragic suicide crisis in Attawapiskat and what the province and federal governments are doing to help the community of 2,000 people that has declared a state of emergency.
Veteran Robin Brentnall has begun a hunger strike asking Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr to review his file for critical injury benefits, a one-time lump sum payout of $70,000. Brentnall suffered a stroke and has been fighting for benefits for eight years.
The War Room with all NDP members Tom Parkin, Jenn Jefferys, and Mike Fancie weigh in on the future of the NDP, why Thomas Mulcair was ousted and how progressive the party should go now that the Leap Manifesto is being debated within the party at the riding level, the provincial level and the federal level.
Suddenly the campaign is very different. We are not just talking about the economy. We are not talking about the financial deficit. We are talking about a compassion deficit.
On the show:
We start with the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde.
A unique view from Europe. Canadian Tyler Brule joins the show from northern Italy near the Bremmer pass where many refugees go to try to flee. Tyler is a former war correspondent who was shot by a sniper covering the Afghanistan war in the 1990s but went on to found Wallpaper magazine and now Monocle.
Our war room panel with Alfred Apps, Sally Housser and Geoff Norquay debate the politics of the two r-words ... refugees and recession.
Plus VOTE FOR Scott Vrooman ... Scott is a comedian and economist and he is running for a seat in the Senate.
Everything is Political focuses the show on the refugee crisis after a photo spreads across the world of a 3-year-old boy, Aylan Kurdi, whose body washed up on a beach in Turkey as his family tried to flee the crisis in Syria.
Aylan Kurdi's uncle Rocco Logozzo
Conservative Party of Canada spokesman Kory Teneycke
NDP MP Paul Dewar
Liberal candidate Catherine McKenna
Journalist Scott Gilmore
Former diplomat Jeremy Kinsman