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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


Do we need a national day of mourning? Trudeau fights inflation. Polievre scraps with MSM

Do Canadians really need a whole federal statutory holiday to observe Queen Elizabeth II’s passing? And, the Liberal Government unveiled their anti-inflation plans this week - including tax breaks on GST and assistance for families to pay for kids to go to the dentist.
Plus, on The Brief, Dave sits down with the CEO at The Daily Bread Food Bank, Neil Hetherington to talk about the crisis of affordability in Canada and the launch of Season 2 of The 2030 Project.
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Time Codes:
01:10 - Do we really need a day to mourn the Queen?
06:07 - DT/ET go head to head on Trudeau’s inflation measures
13:13 - Is Poilievre smelling ‘Eau de Harper’?
18:09 - The Brief with DT - Neil Hetherington from The Daily Bread Food Bank
Announcing The 2030 Project on Story Studio NetworkListen to The 2030 Project on Apple to The 2030 Project on Spotify exchange with David Akin - on CPAC
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Now & Next Cast and Crew
Associate Producer Becky Coles
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Audio Editors Mike Treutler and Drew Garner
Sonic Logo Designer and Creative Branding Greg MacDonald

Now & Next is a Story Studio Network Original
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