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Fight Back with Libby Znaimer is a live, current affair, call-in talks airing daily on Zoomer radio AM740 and FM96.7 between 12 noon and 1. Have your say about the headlines that have you talking and get trusted, expert advice on your health, wellness and finances. Call in to take part (416) 360-0740 or 1 (866) 740-4740 or email us at fightback@zoomer.ca or Twitter at @fightbacklibby.

Fight Back with Libby Znaimer is a live, current affair, call-in talks airing daily on Zoomer radio AM740 and FM96.7 between 12 noon and 1. Have your say about the headlines that have you talking and get trusted, expert advice on your health, wellness and finances. Call in to take part (416) 360-0740 or 1 (866) 740-4740 or email us at fightback@zoomer.ca or Twitter at @fightbacklibby.
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Fight Back with Libby Znaimer is a live, current affair, call-in talks airing daily on Zoomer radio AM740 and FM96.7 between 12 noon and 1. Have your say about the headlines that have you talking and get trusted, expert advice on your health, wellness and finances. Call in to take part (416) 360-0740 or 1 (866) 740-4740 or email us at fightback@zoomer.ca or Twitter at @fightbacklibby.

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Episodes

Best of Fight Back - Week of May 20 - Part 1

5/25/2019
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The Saturday edition of the Best of Libby Znaimer’s Fight Back, from the week that was. Interviews with Troy Young of Attractions Ontario, and Ferg Devins and Doctor Alex Zlotta on bladder cancer awareness and advances in research. Also, conversations with Brad Ross and Jenna Little on suspending drivers licenses for unpaid traffic tickets, John Capobianco on Doug Fords trailing poll numbers, and the best callers of the week.

Duration:00:25:11

Seniors and Mortgage Debt

5/23/2019
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How many of you still have a mortgage? At what age did you pay it off? Even 20 years ago, it was unthinkable to carry a mortgage into your late 50’s and 60’s. Now The CMHC reports seniors are not only carrying mortgages but they are the group most likely to be delinquent on their mortgages. How many of you Provide financial assistance to your children? That apparently is a factor in this. Libby speaks to Genevieve Lapointe of CMHC.

Duration:00:12:50

Younge Street For Pedestrians

5/23/2019
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King Street has become more pedestrian friendly, and some would say car averse, and now there is a push to make Yonge Street downtown, easier to get around for pedestrians. The watermains under downtown Yonge Street need to be replaced, meaning the street has to be dug up. So city planners want to seize the opportunity to redevelop a stretch of the iconic roadway. According to a new environmental assessment report from the city, some 238-thousand people walk the sidewalks of Yonge between...

Duration:00:20:52

Senior Health Worries

5/23/2019
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Your health is in the spotlight today! Ten former health ministers have put their names on a letter panning the Ford government’s cuts to public health and are asking the government to reconsider. This comes as Canada’s doctors are sounding the alarm over the health system as a whole and its ability to serve Boomers, Zoomers, and seniors. A significant portion believe they’ll need to delay retirement to afford the health care services they need. Baby boomers believe that a failure to improve...

Duration:00:17:56

Flooding & Property Values

5/22/2019
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Libby speaks to Professor Blair Feltmate from the University of Waterloo, who works with homeowners to reduce the impacts of extreme weather, with Peter Karageorgos from the Insurance Bureau of Canada who talks about the insurance implications of flooding, and with John Jarvis from Remax Real Estate in Muskoka - on how flooding affects property values

Duration:00:21:00

Ontario Offers Budget Audit

5/22/2019
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Libby speaks to MPP Stephen Lecce, the Premier's Parliamentary Assistant, City of Toronto Budget Chief Gary Crawford and Deputy Mayor and Councillor Stephen Holyday, City Councillor and Budget Committee Member Mike Layton regarding Ontario's offer to fund a municipal budget audit.

Duration:00:30:00

Animal Cruelty Complaints

5/21/2019
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Are you an animal lover? At least, do you believe we have a responsibility to prevent cruelty to animals? Well that whole system is in the midst of upheaval and this time it’s not because of the government. After 100 years of enforcing animal welfare law, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) is handing the reins over to the province – as of June 28, the organization will no longer investigate animal cruelty complaints. The reason is, that role, was deemed...

Duration:00:13:52

Doug Ford Polls

5/21/2019
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The honeymoon is definitely over. Now the question is how serious is the drop in support for the Ford government. It’s early in the mandate and you can interpret that as a good or a bad sign. Two polls in recent days show a sharp decline in public support. Today’s Environics Research Poll finds that 75% of respondents believe Doug Ford's PC Government is on the wrong track. Specifically seven out of 10 Torontonians say that they are less likely to vote for the Progressive Conservative party...

Duration:00:13:22

License Suspensions

5/21/2019
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Do you have any long-forgotten traffic tickets? It is time to rack your brain and try to remember. After last year’s auditor general’s report, the province decided to get tough about going after unpaid fines, and for some drivers, the result is a license suspension, seemingly out of the blue. There is sometimes no warning. The first thing you get is a very official letter informing you that your license is suspended. It’ll cost several hundred dollars and take about 7 days for you to be...

Duration:00:24:53

Bladder Cancer

5/20/2019
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Bladder Cancer Canada is the first and only Canadian patient advocacy organization dedicated to bladder cancer issues. Jane speaks with Ferg Devins is a non-muscle bladder cancer survivor and the current Chair of the Board of Directors of Bladder Cancer Canada and renowned Uro-Oncologist Dr. Alex Zlotta from the University of Toronto.

Duration:00:26:39

Victoria Day

5/20/2019
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Victoria Day has traditionally been seen as the unofficial kick-off to summer. But with things like higher gas prices making travel more expensive, the staycation is becoming more of an option for people. Jane Brown speaks with Troy Young, the CEO of Attractions Ontario, for some suggestions on things to do around the province this summer.

Duration:00:25:59

Best of Fight Back - Week of May 13 - Part 2

5/19/2019
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The Sunday edition of the Best of Libby Znaimer’s Fight Back, from the week that was. Interviews with Aleem Khanji and Gary Crawford on a possible second property tax in Toronto, and Ross McLean and Phil Gurski on preventing online extremism. Also, conversations with Mike Merriman and Adam Tanel on a class action suit against opiod makers, travel agent Jack Mendelsohn on the merger of Air Canada and Air Transat, and the best callers of the week.

Duration:00:25:11

Best of Fight Back - Week of May 13 - Part 1

5/18/2019
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The Saturday edition of the Best of Libby Znaimer’s Fight Back, from the week that was. Interviews with Peter MacKay and Erin O'Toole on the Mark Norman Charges, and Brad Ross and Raymond Chan on construction season in the city. Also, conversations with Bob Richardson, Glen Howard, and Mike Van Soelen on the Beer Store's ads against Doug Ford; Peter Tabuns, Robin Sears, and Mike Van Soelen on the Conservative ads against the federal carbon tax; and the best callers of the week.

Duration:00:28:00

Air Canada / Air Transat Merger

5/16/2019
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Just in time for the summer travel season, we are learning that we may soon have one fewer independent airline. Air Canada is in exclusive negotiations to buy the company that owns Air Transat. This comes hot on the heels of the announcement that Westjet has been bought by venture capital company Onex and they are going to take it private. The big question of course, what does this mean for consumers? Libby is joined by Travel Agent Jack Mendelsohn who is a specialist in booking airline...

Duration:00:13:18

Canada/China Relations

5/16/2019
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There has been a major escalation in our ongoing battle with China. The Two Canadians - Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor - who were detained after the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou - have now been formally arrested after being detained without charges since December 10. China says they have been arrested for "gathering state secrets" and Spavor has been arrested for "stealing secrets and illegally providing them to overseas forces," Our government is demanding their immediate...

Duration:00:09:20

Opioid Class Action

5/16/2019
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The Opioid Crisis is a scourge that is claiming thousands of lives all across Canada and around the world. Tens of thousands of people who began taking these drugs for pain or an injury have found themselves addicted and the numbers of people who die of overdoses is still climbing. Now patients are hoping to take on the drug makers in a $1.1-billion lawsuit about their role in the opioid crisis. Libby speaks to one of the lawyers on the Canadian lawsuit Adam Tanel of Koskie Minsky and...

Duration:00:28:55

Preventing Online Extremism

5/15/2019
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How do we stop online extremism? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Paris attending the Christchurch Call meeting convened by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who is co-chairing with French President Emmanuel Macron. It is expected to cite the massacre of 51 Muslim worshipers in two New Zealand mosques in March as part of the push for a sweeping agreement to combat terrorist content disseminated on social media. Here at home just this week, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice...

Duration:00:15:33

Ontario Place Protection & A Second Property Tax?

5/15/2019
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Toronto City council voted unanimously to list Ontario Place on the city’s heritage property register. The listing does not offer any legal protections under the Ontario Heritage Act and will serve mostly as a symbolic gesture intended to signal that the city wants to see parts of it preserved. It looks like a plea to the province to pretty please include the city in negotiations to redevelop the storied site - something Queen’s park has not shown much of an inclination to do on any file....

Duration:00:36:17

Anti-Carbon Tax Ads

5/14/2019
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The Ford Government has begun running anti-carbon tax ads. The campaign is costing about 30 million dollars. That’s taxpayer’s money and the auditor general has weighed saying she would not have allowed it, if she still had the power to nix ads deemed political. Libby speaks to NDP MP Peter Tabuns, Robin Sears, and Mike Van Soelen

Duration:00:24:24

Beer Store Pushes Back

5/14/2019
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A private ad campaign aims to push back against the government’s plans to allow beer sales in convenience stores. It stars Canadian curler and Beer Store manager Glen Howard. Libby speaks to Glen Howard, Bob Richardson, and Mike Van Soelen.

Duration:00:26:30