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The Liberals are pushing to bump back the fixed election date by a week. They say it’s so the election doesn’t fall on Diwali, a Hindu holiday, but it conveniently delays the election enough so that dozens of MPs first elected in 2019 will be eligible for their gold-plated MP pensions. The government says this is purely coincidental, but True North’s Andrew Lawton is less convinced. What do you think? Canadian Taxpayers Federation Alberta director Kris Sims joins to discuss.

Also, a Globe and Mail columnist is lamenting that excessive free speech leads to political outcomes he dislikes – such as the election of Donald Trump. Thus, he argues for “rigid regulation” of online speech.

Plus, a Freedom Convoy participant has been convicted of two counts of mischief for his involvement in the Ottawa demonstration more than two years ago. Lawyer David Anber joins to discuss the case of his client, Jason Vanderwier, and what it means for justice and the right to protest.



  • Andrew Lawton

    A Canadian broadcaster and columnist, Andrew serves as a journalism fellow at True North and host of The Andrew Lawton Show.