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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


We need a Food Security Emergency Act!

Staggering new numbers about how many Canadians go hungry every day; The latest numbers from Food Banks Canada suggest there were 1.5 million food bank vists in March of 2022. New resaerch from the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto make it clear, food bank visits are a real time economic indicator. So, why are governments ignoring them?
And there are low hanging solutions to ease stress on our healthcare system. HINT: It doesn't mean spending more money.
Time Codes: 03:55 - Food bank stats aren’t going to improve
05:41 - A note on the media reporting new food bank usage numbers
12:19 - We’ve got a national crisis. Why won’t they declare it?
16:54 - Healthcare’s got a huge problem
20:18 -Today on The Daily Brief…. Canada’s universal healthcare system is more than half a century old and faces increasing pressures. It already consumes about 40% of government budgets across the country and the demands are only going to increase in the coming years with an ageing population.  We explore low hanging solutions.
Bacchus Barua is the health policy specialist at the Fraser Institute.
Danielle Martin is an Academic Family Physician at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, (former the Exec VP and Chief Medical Executive)31:01 - Piper’s first school dance! 
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Associate Producer Becky Coles
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Audio Editors Mike Treutler and Drew Garner
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Executive Producers - Erin and Dave Trafford 

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