Rob Breakenridge is the host of Afternoons on Newstalk 770, weekdays from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Rob brings over 20 years of experience in the radio industry, having joined NewsTalk 770 radio in 2003 after six years with 630/CHED radio in Edmonton.
Rob has been a weekly columnist with the Calgary Herald for nine years, and has also been a contributor to the National Post. He has appeared as a pundit and commentator on several TV shows.
In 2012, Rob was a recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, meant to recognize and honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
Rob lives in Airdrie with his wife, their two kids, and dog.
Nothing in the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision on cross-border beer sales precludes politicians from taking action to reduce internal trade barriers, Rob Breakenridge says. Continue reading →
Canadians have a profound bond with hockey. Playing the game will heal the wounds of Humboldt, Rob Breakenridge says. Continue reading →
Helmets are either so important that we must mandate their use, or they’re not a big deal — it can hardly be both, Rob Breakenridge says. Continue reading →
It’s still within the realm of possibility that the Trans Mountain project could be derailed, but at this point, that would need to likely involve either the Liberal government suddenly getting cold feet or the company losing patience and pulling the plug. Continue reading →
Rob Breakenridge says Canada’s federal government must get serious about deporting those ordered to be deported — or what’s a government for? Continue reading →
The Canada Revenue Authority has the power to collect taxes, but Rob Breakenridge says that doesn’t give it the right to run amok. Continue reading →
Because video games are seen by some as an immoral, corrupting force, they’ve become a convenient scapegoat. Continue reading →
Whether they’re imposed by the governments of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or U.S. President Donald Trump, tariffs are taxes, Rob Breakenridge says. Continue reading →
Justin Trudeau’s disastrous voyage may turn the phrase ‘that India trip’ into a metaphor for PR nightmares. Continue reading →
It makes no sense to engineer changes to the entire justice system based on one particular case, Rob Breakenridge says. Continue reading →
B.C. Premier John Horgan is on the bandwagon to hike the province’s minimum wage, but Rob Breakenridge notes that unlike other provinces, B.C.’s plan will follow a cautious timetable Continue reading →
The narrative that House of Commons motion M-103 would impose censorship and restrict free speech lies in ruins. Nothing changed when the motion was passed, and nothing will change now, writes Rob Breakenridge. Continue reading →
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deserves credit for securing Canada a place in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, Rob Breakenridge says. Continue reading →
Rob Breakenridge says Trudeau’s approach to trade talks seems less about getting the best deal for Canada and more about enhancing his ‘progressive’ political brand. Continue reading →
Do people really buy their coffee from the chain that showers employees with the best pay and benefits? Rob Breakenridge is skeptical of this proposition. Continue reading →