• This morning's Round 1 was a fiery affair (you can taste it again for the first time here). Joe Warmington was invited on to discuss his column about carding. In it Joe compared crime statistics from before and after carding was abandoned to show that crime has gone up. He contends that you can't rule out a relationship. That's true, but as other participants on the panel pointed out it also doesn't prove a relationship. The price of cauliflower has also gone up since we stopped carding. 
  • I work for Bell Media so much of what I have to say about the company's Let's Talk campaign is likely to be written off to corporate boosterism. But stick with me for a minute.
  • It's hard for people outside of Quebec to appreciate how passionately people there care about their show business set. You have to imagine that the province is like a mini-Hollywood so there's a Letterman, a Diane Sawyer, a Bruce Willis and a Taylor Swift. There are TV shows where half the population is watching. My next door neighbour was a supermodel named Genevieve Borne. Sure she lived in a lower duplex in NDG but she was on magazine covers and when she walked the red carpet at an awards show she was wearing designed duds and live TV reporters were shouting "Who are you wearing?!" I always joke that when we have a red carpet in Toronto the reporters shout "Who are you?!"
  • It's sometimes hard to measure the intensity of someone's presence in the world until they are no longer here. I know a lot of people are keenly feeling the loss of David Bowie today. 


Born and raised in Montreal, John Moore arrived in Toronto in 2003 to take over the afternoon show on NEWSTALK 1010 but was already a regular contributor to the morning show since 1999 – the show he currently hosts. Moore in the Morning, the informative morning show airs Monday to Friday 5:30AM – 9AM.

John holds a degree in Communications from Concordia University and graduated from the School of Community and Public Affairs. He cut his teeth as a hard news reporter and anchor in the 1980s before moving into entertainment and arts reporting which involved fewer separatist rallies and more free wine. His movie reviews and freewheeling entertainment commentaries were a staple for years on several Montreal stations, NEWSTALK 1010 and Global Television.

John was one of the founders of the award winning On the Spot Improv and spent years playing reporters and evil lawyers in film and television. He worked as a director and reporter at the French language CBC for two years before they decided his accent wasn’t nearly as cute as everyone had thought. Moore also writes regularly for The National Post.