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This week on The Willis Report, host Charles Krauthammer analyzes the new Highway 413 freeway plan in Ontario, Canada. Trudeau’s Toronto Liberal Party dominated provincial politics for eight years in charge, with lots of people in the Prime Minister’s office enamored with the idea of a one-party state. Now, around the corner from Trudeau’s office is Doug Ford’s newly re-elected Progressive Conservative Party. That’s when the project to build the new highway has to begin, and even though Liberal leaders haven’t run anywhere since, building the highway is now a Ford Liberal Party issue. Krauthammer explains why Ford’s government might think this is a good thing, especially in terms of a down election cycle in 2019.
Charlie’s final guest this week is renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, the human being responsible for diagnosing and correcting chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in late-era NFL players, and who won a 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for that finding. Omalu explains how evidence in the NFL CTE cases relates to the larger NHL CTE issue, and what he’s doing to tackle NHL CTE and to prevent traumatic brain injuries in retired NFL players. Charles points out that Omalu is also the doctor who made the devastating diagnosis of Will Smith’s Will Smith in the Academy Award-winning movie “Concussion.” Charles concludes with a hearty thumbs up from Will Smith!
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