Roy Green Show Podcast, Sep 24: Mark Baxter, Police Life Loss. - NB Prem Blaine Higgs, Pronoun/Gender Policy. - Greg Perras, de Grood appeal to Supreme Crt for Increased Freedoms. - Metastatic Cancer Survivor Todd Seals and Roy Green on the Same Road.
The shooting death of British Columbia RCMP Constable Rick O'Brien, as well as the numbers of police officers killed on duty in Canada brings to the fore the issue of what must be done to reduce the risk to police officers.
Today is Police and Peace Officers National Memorial Day with ceremonies and police attendance from across Canada in Ottawa.
Guest: Mark Baxter. President: Police Association of Ontario.
The issue of pronoun selection, name change and gender identity among Canada's youth and mandatory reporting by teachers/schools to parents of children under 16 years of age is increasingly polarizing. This week saw marches across Canada supporting these provincial policies and counter-protests.
The first province to introduce a policy requiring parents be informed if their children under 16 are choosing different pronouns/names was New Brunswick with Policy 713.
Guest: Blaine Higgs. Premier. New Brunswick
In April of 2014, Matthew de Grood attended an end-of-school-term party in a home in Calgary's North-West. de Grood would, in the worst mass killing in Calgary's history, stab to death Kaitlin Perras, 23, Zackariah Rathwell, 21, Jordan Segura, 22, Josh Hunter, 23, and Lawrence Hong, 27. In 2016 de Grood was found NCR (Not Criminally Responsible) and found to be living with undiagnosed schizophrenia. He has since been living at the Edmonton Alberta Hospital and receiving psychiatric treatment, while appearing annually before the Alberta review board to have his case and detention assessed. In September of last year the board determined de Grood posed a "significant risk" to the public and would not be granted an absolute discharge.
de Grood is now seeking to have the Supreme Court of Canada hear and consider his case and grant more freedoms.
We speak with the father of one de Grood's victims.
Guest: Gregg Perras, father of Katie Perras
When men ignore health warnings and in this case symptoms of prostate health issues it can and does lead to metastasized prostate cancer. Metastasized prostate cancer is immediately classified as Stage 4. My reality, diagnosed in February of this year.
Remarkable and effective very new and significantly life-extending medical treatments available, with more in the pipeline, however, they are not without considerable side effects which some men tolerate better than others.
Todd Seals (toddseals63.blogspot.com) at age 42 was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer and given months to live and well before the newest drugs became available. 17 years later Todd is very much alive and while the cancer remains a threat, Todd Seals has become a much talked and written about survivor, motivator, as well as a contributor to U.S. World and News Report.
His addresses his life since diagnosis 17 years ago and metastatic prostate cancer.
Guest: Todd Seals and Roy Green speak about the journey and experience of living with Stage 4 metastasized prostate cancer, Seals with 17 years experience while I am just beginning that journey as modern medicine is hopefully increasingly turning this killer into a treatable chronic illness.
Host/Content Producer – Roy Green
Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom Craig
Podcast Co-Producer – Matt Taylor
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