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John Oakley Show – Friday May 5, 2017

Heading into the weekend commute Oakley had you covered by arming you with all the news, stories an opinions for that Sunday dinner. Hear it again now!

 

New federal law aims to reduce overdose deaths

The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act was introduced as a private member’s bill last year by Liberal backbencher Ron McKinnon and received royal assent on Thursday.  The law provides immunity from simple possession charges for anyone calling 911 to report an overdose. AM640 legal analyst Lorne Honickman joins the show to explain the laws limitations.

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READ MORE: ‘It would have saved my son’: Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act becomes law in Canada

 

What’s happening in the France election?

Professor of political science at U of T explains who’s who and how the election affects you way over here in Canada

READ MORE: What world leaders are saying about Emmanuel Macron’s victory in France

 

 

Niagara area Catholic schools cancel play about cross-dressing boy

Psychologist Oren Amitay discusses whether this play would be appropriate for children.

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READ MORE: Ontario Catholic schools cancel play about boy who cross-dresses

 

 

 

Topics worthy of discussion

Peter Shurman graces us with his presence in studio, Jay Pitter takes her regular Friday spot at the microphone, and Nathaniel Erskine-Smith joins in from Ottawa in a long distance chat. John keeps it interesting with a few swings at the Liberals.

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