Ontario Trumpland Is Upon Us, Beer Lovers Don’t Rejoice, The Perils Of Marriage, B.C. Chinook Salmon At Risk, Changing People’s Lives In A Good Way – Ontario’s Guaranteed Income Project


Cool Conversations
With George Froehlich
Wednesday, May 9, 2018


Good morning :
—Startling – Canadians don’t think marriage is all that it’s cracked up to be.
—Beer lovers don’t rejoice – this report puts it all in perspective. Ouch.
— Lucky. Lucky. Woman spend spends $18 makes $1.2 million.

George Froehlich
Editor
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ONTARIO SET TO BECOME CANADA’S TRUMPLAND

THE STORY

Ontario goes to the polls to elect a new government on June 7 and it looks like that Doug Ford, the province’s Tory leader, will get the nod to become the next premier.
Ford mimics and copies the style of many of the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump.

THE SETTING

The latest public opinion polls indicate Ford is the winner.
And the indications are that people are not so much voting for Ford but rather against the current Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne that voters do not like one bit.
Ford is positioning himself as a leader of the people and has vowed to cut $6 billion in spending without hurting anyone.
And Ford will do anything to make himself look like he is the frontrunner and he admitted that actors help his cause.

WHAT IT MEANS

And although things can change and polls are not always accurate it shows that Ford stands a good chance of being the next premier.

COOL CONVERSATIONS
PODCASTS

Every Monday and Thursday George Froehlich brings you interesting, unique and fascinating people that share their stories and perspectives.
Sam Hauck – Mind Of A Wine Teacher
Sam, aka The Wine Teacher, has been an educator, a home winemaker, a wine judge for too many years to remember.
And it all started off with making homemade beer with a friend.
And then it progressed to wine with the same friend.
Wine that won awards for both Sam and his friend.
Today Sam is super busy.
Even his friends remark how he often is not available – given that the world wine is a whirlwind of endless activity.
Sam has offered wine education and appreciation courses for Pacific Breeze Winery, Capilano University, Eden West Fine Foods, Coquitlam and Richmond School Districts Continuing Education departments, the VAWA, the BCAWA as well as for various private functions. In addition, he trains staff and offers cellar evaluations.
In this edition of Cool Conversations Sam talks to George Froehlich about:
What is his number one piece of advice to people who like to drink wine.
The time he did a blind taste test with a top French wine and several B.C. wines and what the outcome was.
Why is B.C. wine higher priced than those wines from the U.S. and elsewhere.
Why is red wine more expensive than white wine.
Where wine is treated like a cocktail.
Why wines taste different when drinking them by themselves, compared when drinking them with food.
Why one world expert said B.C. wines are close and will catch up to some of the best French wines in the world.
Why today some $40 B.C. wines could end up costing anywhere from $150 to $200 a bottle.
B.C. producing the most variety of grapes in the world.
Why can’t we get decent B.C. wines for $9 to $10.
The time the wine world was shocked about B.C. wines.
A fabulous B.C. wine that men did not want to drink, but once they did they were amazed.
How he and his friend made a port wine by accident and it turned out to be fabulous.
B.C.’s Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines are awesome.
He has offered wine education and appreciation courses for Pacific Breeze Winery, Capilano University, Eden West Fine Foods, Coquitlam and Richmond School Districts Continuing Education departments, the VAWA, the BCAWA as well as for various private functions. In addition, he trains staff and offers cellar evaluations. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter. He also blogs for My VanCity, an online magazine devoted to dining, wine tasting and lifestyle events in Vancouver.

THE DOUBLE SPEAK OF B.C. PREMIER JOHN HORGAN

B.C. Premier John Horgan is leading the fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Turns out that the premier’s own stock portfolio and that of the province’s pension funds is heavily invested in the stocks of the companies he is fighting against.

B.C. CHINOOK SALMON AT RISK POSING A POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK

Farmed Atlantic salmon is posing a risk for B.C.’s chinook salmon.
And that in turn could have serious health consequences for people.

STRANGE BUT TRUE – MONTREAL COMPANY TURNS PET, HUMAN ASHES INTO DIAMONDS

Some people will do anything to make a buck.
And some people will buy what is made – no matter how strange.
And one Montreal company is making diamonds from ashes.

 

ELEPHANT POACHERS BEWARE – EARTHQUAKE MONITORING TOOLS ARE LISTENING

The slaughter and poaching of elephants is still a serious problem.
But now scientists have come up with tools that can pinpoint when elephants are in danger.

ONTARIO’S BOLD BASIC INCOME PROJECT IS CHANGING LIVES

The Ontario government is in the midst of a pilot project – one of the first of its kind in the world.
It pays people in need a set amount of money each month.
More than 4,000 people are enrolled in the three-year project.

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