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Welcome In!This is the home for our SSN daily flagship podcast - NOW & NEXT. Join Story Studio Network's Chief Executive Producer Dave Trafford Monday to Thursday, highlighting news stories of the day that are most likely to affect you and your family, you and your business, you and your future.PLUS… read more


Ontario Education Workers Set A Strike Date. Will they walk? And did a Loblaw BOT answer our interview request ?

Ontario’s education workers are given the go-ahead to walk off the job. But will they? Where have all the workers gone. Employers struggle to fill jobs. Market watchers say part of the gap's been caused by an extraordinary number of workers choosing retirement. And the Now and Next team reached out to Loblaw for clarity on the grocer's plan to freeze prices on No-Name products. We got an answer. At best it was an automated bot response. At worst, some human answered without understanding our request.
Time Codes:
03:36 - Ontario Education workers win the communications game in their contract stand off with the province.
06:41 - Both sides are far apart on their proposals. Is there room for optimism in these talks?
12:41 - A lot of workers are starting to circle dates on the calendar. Get ready for the “great retirement”
23:56 - We invited Loblaw’s to join the show to talk about plans to freeze prices. We got a polite rejection from a BOT?
Today on the Brief with Dave, October is Cyber Security Month. We hear from Wayne Ronhaar, CEO of Cylentium, a cyber security technology company and Retired Major General David Fraser, former Commander of Canadian and NATO forces in Afghanistan, talking about the smart phone apps and leading edge tech being used in war zones. It's an excerpt from our Original SSN podcast series, 1 CLICK 2 CYBER CHAOS
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