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The Agenda kicks off its 12th season with feature interviews with two prominent leaders. First, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne discusses Liberal policies as the party prepares for the 2018 Ontario election. Then, Andrew Scheer, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, discusses his plans for moving the party forward.
The Agenda examines the effectiveness and fairness of Ontario's education funding formula.Then, Ontario's ombudsman, Paul Dubé, explains what role Toronto's two largest school boards played in the school bus crisis of 2016. And, meet the Ontario Hubs team who'll be providing on-the-ground news analysis from all over the province.
The Agenda welcomes a panel of experts to discuss the ongoing NAFTA renegotiations and what's at stake for Canada. Then, examining the trend toward viewing Canadian historical figures through a more critical lens.
Toronto's chief planner is calling it quits.The Agenda welcomes Jennifer Keesmaat to discuss her successes, disappointments as well as her future plans. Then, checking in with Kathleen Wynne, examining Ontario's education funding formula, TVO's new Ontario Hubs, and Canada's role in NAFTA renegotiations. The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
Right-wing extremist views are on the rise in both the U.S. and Canada. The Agenda examines the psychological appeal of joining these groups and what can be done to counter them. Then, a one-time Canadian neo-Nazi explains how she was able to leave hate behind.
The Agenda welcomes Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn to discuss his career, activism, Donald Trump, and his latest album "Bone On Bone." Then, Toronto's new chief resilience officer, Elliott Cappell, discusses how the city prepares for catastrophic events. And, how one woman is working to make Toronto a more welcoming city
The Agenda examines whether rising temperatures will lead to more malaria, Zika, West Nile, and Lyme disease in the province. Then, how global warming is affecting our lakes and our appreciation of just how great they are.
The Agenda examines North Korea's nuclear capability and what can be done to defuse ongoing tensions with the Hermit Kingdom
The Agenda examines the trial for two Ontario Liberals accused of bribery under the Election Act stemming from a 2015 byelection in Sudbury. Then, understanding and countering far-right extremism, catching up with Bruce Cockburn, climate change's impact on Ontario and the Great Lakes, and North Korea's nuclear threat. The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda examines the federal government's proposed tax changes and how Canadians will be affected. Then, distinguished documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin discusses her half-century long career.
The Agenda looks into some of the internal issues facing Patrick Brown and the Ontario Progressive Conservatives.
The Agenda gauges the state of the Ontario economy. Then, why the gender gap in education and the workplace persists. And, how parents and other adult role models are the key to protecting girls from the negative influences of social media.
The Agenda explores the latest in dementia research and what can be done to keep it at bay. Then, a look into what it's like as a young person to care for a parent with early onset Alzheimer's, the topic of the documentary "Much Too Young" which premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on TVO.
While both the federal and provincial governments have committed money to address Indigenous mental health, crises of youth suicide continue in a number of remote Ontario communities. Is a new approach needed? And what can the Ontario Brain Institute offer up that hasn't been included in previous attempts to address the problems these communities face? Then, The Agenda catches up with Ontario Hubs, and reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda welcomes Ruth Abernethy, one of Canada's most prolific sculptors, to discuss her body of work. Then, why nectarines are taking precedence over peaches with growers in Niagara. And, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David J. Garrow shares his insights into Barack Obama's formative years, the subject of his expansive biography, "Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama."
The Agenda welcomes political scholar Mark Lilla to discuss why he believes so-called identity liberalism is hindering the U.S. Democratic Party's ability to win elections. Then, author and historian David J. Garrow discusses Barack Obama's rise to the American presidency.
The Agenda welcomes former Ontario cabinet minister Glen Murray to discuss his choice to leave politics and his new role as executive director of the Pembina Institute. Then, the status of the Energy East pipeline. And, Canadian author Chris Turner discusses his new book about the Alberta Oil Sands - one of the largest industrial developments in human history.
The Agenda welcomes Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel to discuss the decline of civic life, the rise of right wing populism, and what progressive parties must do to address the discontent in democracies around the world. Then, why some big companies in the U.S. and Canada seem increasingly willing to take public stands on many contentious social issues and position themselves as defenders of liberalism.
The Agenda highlights a story making news this week, catches up with Ontario Hubs, and reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda travels to Lindsay, Ont., to discuss the region's shifting economic fortunes and what it means to be one of just three locations chosen for the province's new basic income pilot project.
The Agenda examines why women are still underrepresented in engineering and what is being done to make the industry more female friendly. Then, author Ramesh Srinivasan discusses how the internet and technology are shaping the world. And, food journalist Sarah Elton answers 10 questions on choosing healthy, planet-friendly foods.
The Agenda considers the possibility of Amazon opening a second headquarters in Ontario and the effects it might have on the province's innovation economy.
The Agenda examines how journalism outlets are using comedy and satire as a means to talk about current events.
The Agenda highlights a story making news this week, checks in with Ontario Hubs journalists, and reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda examines what caused Canada's mid-20th century literature boom, and what CanLit means today. Then, author Melanie Mah, winner of this year's Trillium Book Award, discusses her work.
The Agenda welcomes Dr. Shawn Whatley, the new president of the Ontario Medical Association, to discuss the state of health care and relations between the government and the province's doctors. Then, how the province's health care systems could save millions of dollars by reducing unnecessary medical testing. And, how one modular farm is reshaping the industry in northern Ontario.
The Agenda examines Jagmeet Singh's historic victory in the federal NDP leadership race, and what it means for the party. Then, Ontario NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo discusses her choice not to seek re-election in 2018 and return to work as a minister with the United Church.
The Agenda welcomes author Aisha Ahmad to discuss how Islamist groups rise to power by exploiting local economies. Then, journalist Ayub Nuri chronicles a life lived in conflict, the subject of his book "Being Kurdish in a Hostile World." And, the rising number of female war correspondents.
The Agenda welcomes Toronto city councillor Joe Cressy to discuss why he believes the city's opioid crisis should be declared a public health emergency. Then, checking in with Ontario Hubs journalists, and a review of the week's programs.
Given the popularity of smartwatches, fitness trackers, and other devices, The Agenda examines how wearable technology is reshaping the world. Then, how technology giants such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google negatively influence the lives of people around the world.
The Agenda welcomes human rights activist Payam Akhavan to discuss the major civil liberties struggles of today - and what can be done to solve them. Then, why populist leaders such as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin embrace the philosophy of sovereignty - that each nation should do what it considers to be in its best interests.
The Agenda examines Quebec's recent attempt to reopen the constitutional debate and how the province sees itself in relation to the rest of the country.
The Agenda welcomes Metrolinx's new president and CEO, Phil Verster, to discuss the agency's implementation of a $34-billion transit investment, the biggest in Ontario's history. Then, a panel of experts weighs in on what kind of regional strategy is needed to deal with the GTHA's troubled transportation infrastructure.
The Agenda welcomes Ontario's Auditor General, Bonnie Lysyk, to lay out her criticisms of the way the Ontario government has chosen to finance and report on the costs of their Fair Hydro Plan. Then, checking in with Ontario Hubs journalists, and a review of the week's programs.
The Agenda examines whether Ontario's plan to sell legal marijuana is going to make a significant dent into the illegal market. Then, the myths and truths about medical cannabis.
The Agenda asks whether the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor can become one of the world's true technology superclusters. Then, an in-depth look into why suburbs in North America continue to expand and what urban planners are doing to make them work better for everyone.
The Agenda considers how Canada needs to shift the country toward an innovation-based economy in order to meet its economic challenges. Then, how a new app is helping provincial and local governments make better transit planning and funding decisions.
The Agenda welcomes Canada's first Chief Science Advisor to discuss how the Liberal Government of Canada is helping keep science front and centre in the government's policy making.Then, why many Ontario doctors are feeling attacked or vilified by both the provincial and federal government.
The Agenda highlights a story making news this week. Then, checking in with Ontario Hubs journalists, and a review of the week's programs.
The Agenda welcomes businessman and chief critic of Vladimir Putin, Bill Browder, to discuss his new memoir "Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice." Then, as the U.S. marks 16 years of warfare in Afghanistan, The Agenda reflects on Canada's military legacy in that country.
The Agenda welcomes author and investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill to discuss the role of independent journalism in the age of Trump, and the future of progressive politics. Then, considering the power and limits of activism to foster permanent change.
The Agenda welcomes two Canadian authors whose writing concerns growing up in the lower-income end of Scarborough. Then, Sarada Peri, speechwriter to former President Barack Obama, talks about who wrote Yes We Can, and millions of other words that came out of the mouth of America's 44th president.
After the recent collapse of Sears Canada, The Agenda discusses what the future holds for regional malls across the province. Then, a look at Ontario's shifting retail landscape. And, Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jaganathan travels to Hamilton to find out what happens when big box stores close up shop.
Diane Saxe, Ontario's environmental commissioner, discusses her annual report. Then, Ontario Hubs journalist Jon Thompson explains what he saw on a day spent touring fly-in communities with the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, and a review of the week's programs.
The Agenda examines the social stigma associated with certain types of cancers among men and what can be done to improve awareness and proactivity to ensure healthier outcomes.
The Agenda welcomes Nobel Prize winning author Orhan Pamuk to discuss his latest novel "The Red-Haired Woman." Then, politics as you've never seen it. Tonight at 9 pm, TVO premieres Political Blind Date, a six-part series that brings politicians with different points of view together on a "date" to explore important issues through in-depth conversations.
It's been 100 years since the Russian Revolution. The Agenda examines its significance, why it succeeded and how the world would look like if it hadn't been successful.
The Agenda examines the Supreme Court of Canada's unanimous decision that records of residential school abuses can be destroyed, and how this could affect Canada's historical memory.
The Agenda explores the history of Canada's expertise in sniping and the present-day deployment of this country's sniping corps. Then, checking in with Ontario Hubs journalists, and a review of the week's programs.
The Agenda examines how cities are using cutting-edge technology to develop a model for future urban developments. Then, how to ensure that artificial intelligence is developed responsibly.
The Agenda looks at how Ontario is making the education system fairer and more inclusive for all students. Then, teaching kids how to be more resilient. And, looking to Singapore for an example of how to teach mathematics.
The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals were designed to tackle persistent development challenges in the 21st century. The Agenda examines the role Canada is playing to help further them. Then, Christine Elliott Ontario's patient ombudsman, shares some of the findings from her first annual report.
The Agenda takes a closer look at Indigenous policy in Canada and those who may be profiting from it. Then, author and lawyer William Kaplan discusses the cost of ignoring dissenters.
The Agenda highlights a story making news this week, checks in with Ontario Hubs journalists, and reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda examines the Liberal government's Safer Ontario Act which, if passed, would be the largest policing transformation in a generation. Then, the incredible story of how a wrongfully convicted man was freed after 29 years in prison.
Truth in History & Understanding Historical Trauma The Agenda discusses the importance of ensuring history is factual. Then, understanding historical trauma and how it manifests, emotionally and psychologically, on descendants of those who suffered horrendous events.
The Agenda welcomes two members of the C3 expedition to discuss their epic 150-day voyage, exploring all three of Canada's coastlines. Then, Canadian filmmaker, producer, and director Barry Avrich shares anecdotes about working with some of the biggest names in show business.
The Agenda welcomes one of Canada's foremost experts in workplace harassment to discuss how bystanders can prevent misconduct. Then, The Agenda discusses the documentary, "A Better Man," premiering on TVO this Saturday at 9 p.m. The film shows that when men take responsibility for abusing others, healing and revelation can happen for everyone involved.
The Agenda highlights a story making news this week, checks in with Ontario Hubs journalists, and reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda examines the achievements, failures, and ongoing challenges of the International Criminal Court, a tribunal set up 15 years ago to prosecute those behind the world's worst atrocities. Then, author Norman Ohler excavates the dark history of drug use in Nazi Germany.
The Agenda examines a controversial new requirement from the Law Society of Upper Canada addressing systemic racism in the legal profession. Then, tracing the origins and philosophies of the anti-fascist movement known as Antifa.
The Agenda discusses the details of the Liberals' highly-anticipated national housing strategy. Then, how Denver has become a shining example for urban planning experts and a model for regionalism in city-building.
In light of a recent incident where a university tutorial assistant was censured for playing an excerpt of a controversial discussion on "The Agenda," post-secondary professors discuss the limits of free speech on campus. Then, new insights into the career and life of Robert F. Kennedy.
The Agenda examines factors influencing major changes in Canada's food retail industry. Then, food journalist Sarah Elton on how to guide kids toward their own food choices. And, how to effectively create digital passwords to safeguard online information.
Twenty years after the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention was signed in Ottawa, The Agenda examines its accomplishments and the damage caused by these devices in the developing world. Then, remembering the most devastating disaster in Canadian history.
The Agenda considers whether or not ongoing advancements in automation will lead to further job losses in the future. Then, the role technology plays in helping those with disabilities.
The Agenda discusses a recent report by the World Bank which regards Canadian public pension funds and plans as among the best in the world, and how pension funds in developing countries can learn from the Canadian model. Then, why parts of northern Ontario are struggling to recruit and retain physicians.
The Agenda assesses campaign strategies of Ontario's three main parties and a new TVO political podcast. The Agenda checks in with Ontario Hubs journalists and discusses the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry, which held hearing in Thunder Bay this week. The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda welcomes Canadian journalist and author Ken Whyte to provide a revisionist account of America's 31st president. Then, is Canada immune to the level of political disagreement present in the U.S.?
The Agenda marks the 50th anniversary of the Confederation of Tomorrow conference, a historic gathering of Canada's premiers.
The Agenda welcomes journalist and author Tanya Talaga to discuss Thunder Bay's Indigenous youth crisis. Then, documentary filmmaker Alan Zweig discusses his latest project, which examines the culture and identity of Inuit life.
The Agenda assembles a panel of foreign policy experts to preview global problems ahead in 2018 and how Canada can prepare for them. Then, cognitive scientist Jim Davies on how to hit the "creative sweet spot" when developing fictional characters.
The Agenda welcomes departing TTC head Andy Byford to look back on his time with the transit agency and what lies ahead as president and CEO of the New York City Transit Authority. Then, author Caitlin Sweet discusses her quest to help a homeless man living in her backyard. And, the Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda welcomes hockey great Ken Dryden to discuss his new book and why it's time to eliminate all hits to the head in hockey. Then, historian Patrice Dutil discusses Canada's tense wartime election of 1917.
The Agenda explores the challenges of international and transracial adoption. Then, how a band from Iqaluit in Nunavit is bringing Inuit music into the national scene.
The Agenda takes a look at the rise of divisive rhetoric in society, the factors that can be attributed to it and whether or not there can be a return to civility. Then, how a soccer academy in Uganda is delivering global opportunities on the field and in the classroom.
Back by popular demand, the music show chimes in with a look at three different musical stories. First, singer, songwriter, poet and author Sarah Slean showcases her breadth of talent. Then, The First Lady of Guitar, Liona Boyd, shares some of her incredible life stories which she's chronicled in a new memoir "No Remedy for Love." And, author Julie Chadwick on Ontario's connection to Johnny Cash.
The Agenda highlights a story making news this week. Then, Ontario hubs journalists review 2017 across Ontario. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda welcomes Karl Subban to discuss how to raise three NHL players and lead a successful life. Then, a mother shares her experience raising a transgender child.
The Agenda welcomes journalist Avery Haines to share her first-hand experience with ISIS in Iraq. Then, how Canada's feminist international assistance policy addresses the unique needs of women and girls in humanitarian crises. And, one woman's work to make Toronto a more welcoming city.
The Agenda welcomes the creators of "Main Street Ontario," a 10-part short video series which visits big cities and small towns across Ontario revealing what makes each place unique. Then, biographer Walter Isaacson on why Renaissance painter Leonardo da Vinci was one the most gifted and inventive men in history.
The Agenda examines the protests that have erupted across Iran resulting in at least 21 deaths and the arrest of hundreds of Iranians. Then, checking in with Ontario Hubs journalists, and a review of the week's programs.
The Agenda examines the economics of food and why it's important that the food system remain sustainable, equitable and secure. Then, filmmaker and podcaster Dan Taberski discusses his hit podcast on the health and well-being of Richard Simmons. And, how to prevent your computer from being taken hostage.
The Agenda looks at how off-grid power and the rise of low-cost storage technology is disrupting Ontario's energy industry. Then, former Alberta Liberal leader Kevin Taft on how our democracy has been polluted by Big Oil.
The Trudeau government's approach to dealing with the more than 190 extremists suspected of terrorist activity who have a connection to Canada seems to be one of de-radicalization, rehabilitation and reintegration. Others don't agree. The Agenda discusses this approach, the security threat these individuals could pose to the Canadian public and the possibility of prosecuting them abroad. Then, examining the cultural lives of jihadists.
The Agenda welcomes Canadian entrepreneur Anthony Lacavera to discuss how companies can become more competitive to lead in certain industries. Then, examining the importance of small business in Ontario and whether current policies help or hinder them from reaching their full potential.
The Agenda discusses some of the refugee deportation issues facing Canada. Then, Ontario Hubs copy editor Adam McDowell looks at how prospecting is entering the digital age in Ontario. And, highlights from the week's programs.
The Agenda looks into whether there are adequate mental health resources and supports in Ontario schools. Then, can better nutritional habits protect the brain from degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia?
The Agenda examines how workplace-related physical violence is affecting Ontario health care workers. Then, saying goodbye to TVO's medical drama series Hard Rock Medical - a program that spotlights the unique challenges of delivering quality healthcare in northern Ontario. And, Ontario Hubs producer Jeyan Jeganathan reports on rural health care.
The Agenda examines the clean-eating movement, a trend that focuses on avoiding processed foods and consuming raw, unrefined produce. Then, understanding expiration dates and the best way to tell if food has spoiled.
The Agenda explores the current state of political leadership in Canada and whether Canadians have the leaders they deserve. Then, historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David J. Garrow, on what it takes to write a massive tome.
The Agenda welcomes Bob Rae, Canada's special envoy to Myanmar, to discuss the humanitarian crisis facing the Rohingya Muslim minority. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss issues of living in Chemical Valley in and around Sarnia in southwestern Ontario. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda asks whether Canada's tax system is in need of reform. Then, examining the widening gap between what Canada's top CEOs earn compared to the average income of Canadians.
The Agenda examines what has happened to the City of Toronto two decades after it decided to amalgamate six municipalities into a single unit. Then, celebrating the life of Vera Good, one of Ontario's most exceptional educators.
The Agenda welcomes David Frum to discuss his new book about President Trump, called "Trumpocracy: The Corruption of The American Republic." Then, examining some of the factors that have led to the over-representation of Indigenous people in Canadian prisons.
Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown has stepped down amid allegations of sexual misconduct. The Agenda examines how this will affect the party and the upcoming provincial election.
The Agenda looks into why it is so difficult for women to come forward with their stories of sexual harassment. Then, examining Canada's decision to sign on to the new Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and how that might affect ongoing NAFTA negotiations. And, we'll introduce our two new Ontario Hubs journalists.
The Agenda examines why alcohol consumption in our society doesn't receive the deep social scrutiny that's given to other substances, such as opioids and tobacco. Then, how alcoholism is affecting Indigenous peoples in Canada.
The Agenda looks at how Canada was affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Then, does Ontario's updated emergency response plan adequately prepare the province in the event a nuclear emergency? And, how old Christmas trees are helping keep the invasive common carp out of Hamilton's marshes and ponds.
The Agenda discusses the effects of overcrowding on Ontario hospitals and potential solutions. Then, an in-depth look into the government's new OHIP+ plan and whether it's the best option for free prescription drug coverage in Ontario.
The Agenda examines the science behind political tribalism and the threat it poses to nation states. Then, how power affects behaviour and the brain.
The Agenda welcomes interim PC leader Vic Fedeli to discuss what he'll do to clean up his party in time to take on the governing Liberals. Then, our Ontario hubs highlight some creative local efforts to tame the cost of policing and overcrowding in hospitals. And, from rethinking the role of alcohol in society to political tribalism and the brain, we'll bring you the Agenda's week in review.
The Agenda examines what the Northern Ontario School of Medicine is doing to keep graduates in the north. Then, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould discusses what the government is doing to reduce incarceration rates of Indigenous people.
The Agenda discusses the findings of an independent two-year study that examined the use of uniformed officers in schools. Then, how Legal Aid Ontario is helping community organizations support Black students in conflict with the education system. And, pollster Greg Lyle on his recent survey of Ontarians leading into the June election.
The Agenda welcomes British historian Niall Ferguson to discuss the far-reaching power of networks. Then, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, former Ontario information and privacy commissioner, on why it's possible for security, data analytics and privacy to co-exist. And, how to prevent your computer from being taken hostage.
Canada's Point Person on Pot & The Impacts of Legalization The Agenda welcomes former Toronto police chief Bill Blair to discuss the federal roll-out for marijuana legalization in Canada. Then, a look at the cultural, economic and political impacts of cannabis culture.
The Agenda welcomes Brian Milner, Senior Economics writer for The Globe and Mail, to look at the underlying reasons for the markets new volatility, policy options for creating greater stability and the specific challenges for Canadian markets. Then, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda looks into how communities in Northern Ontario are planning to attract immigrants in order to prevent workforce and population shortfalls in the region. Then, how evangelical groups are attracting the attention of millennials.
The Agenda welcomes broadcaster Michael Enright to look back on his extensive career and what still lies ahead. Then, grief psychotherapist Julia Samuel on what she's learned from working with bereaved families over the last 25 years.
The Agenda welcomes the creators of a history podcast that aims to explore some of the lesser known people, places and stories about Canada. Then, how to protect kids from getting sucked into the digital vortex. And how a Thunder Bay native is hoping to change the way the fashion industry views people with disabilities.
The Ontario PC leadership is up for grabs. Steve Paikin will officiate the first Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership debate.
The Agenda examines the fallout from the Gerald Stanley verdict, checks in with Ontario Hubs journalists, and reviews its week of programming.
How can Ontario's party leaders plan for the elimination of child and family poverty across the province? The Agenda welcomes a panel of advocates and experts to share their recommendations. Then, can the political forces and attitudes that have caused massive change in the United Kingdom and the United States exist here in Canada?
The Agenda discusses documentary filmmaker Charles Officer's award-winning film "Unarmed Verses," a thoughtful and vivid portrait of a community facing imposed relocation from their Toronto neighbourhood. Then, how are museums looking ahead to the future? In an era of reconciliation, museums have struggled with how to face their colonial roots and connect with communities with whom they may not have traditionally had the best relations. The Agenda discusses how museums are addressing these questions with museum consultants and executives: Gail Lord, Silvia Forni, Gordon Shadrach and Andrew Hunter.
The Agenda welcomes Patrick Brown to discuss his policy proposals, his reputation and why he believes it must be him who faces off against Premier Kathleen Wynne in the upcoming Ontario election. Then, Ian Bremmer, the president of The Eurasia Group, shares his annual forecast of the political risks that are most likely to play out over the course of this year.
The Agenda welcomes the five finalists for the RBC Taylor Prize for non-fiction. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss their in-progress stories. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda asks whether it's time to eliminate provincial trade barriers and allow for any legally purchased product to be brought from one province to another. Then, author and financial planner Shannon Lee Simmons on how to live a worry-free life when it comes to your money.
The Agenda looks in to why Ontario is experiencing an unusually harsh flu season and how the province fares on preventable health care. Then, examining the number of congenital heart defects which occur in Canada and the latest research that is helping patients regain normal heart function.
As more and more Canadians opt for small spaces over suburban sprawl, The Agenda examines how families are adapting to high-rise living, and how condo planning is shifting towards accommodating the demand. Then, Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan takes the pulse of Welbeck, Ont., home of Ontario PC leadership candidate Tanya Granic Allen.
The Agenda examines why Canada is planning on making big investments to strengthen the country's protections and response capabilities in the event of an cyberattack.
The Agenda discusses the benefits, costs, and challenges of extending prescription coverage to all Canadians. Then, our eastern Ontario Hub field producer examines how the families of prison inmates experience their own kind of isolation. And, highlights from the week's programs.
They spend decades dedicating their mind and body to their sport with a singular goal in mind. And then they retire. What happens after the Olympics? Olympians and psychologists discuss the challenges in retiring from competition. Stéphane Grenier spent 10 months in Rwanda during the civil war in 1994. He then spent 10 more years haunted by his experience, and confronting the military's mental health system. He eventually created his own program of peer support to address what he considered outmoded treatments. Grenier joins The Agenda to discuss his candid memoir, "After the War: Surviving PTSD and Changing Mental Health Culture."
An 11-year-old boy crossing the street after leaving school has become the latest person to be added to a long list of pedestrian fatalities in Ontario. Lawyer Patrick Brown, Toronto Police superintendent Scott Baptist, and Share the Road Cycling Coalition's Jamie Stuckless, join The Agenda to discuss how to keep the province's roads safe for all. As pedestrian deaths rise in Toronto, many are wondering what happened to the city's Vision Zero strategy, implemented last year. This month, Mississauga voted for the strategy, and Hamilton and Kingston city councils are investigating whether it could work for them. Pamela Fuselli of Parachute, an organization dedicated to preventing injury, and Leah Shahum of the Vision Zero Network, join Steve Paikin to discuss how some cities have had success with the plan, and what Ontario can learn from them. There is little doubt that cars have played a major role in shaping North American cities. But a century ago, it was pedestrians that ruled the roads. According to Peter Norton, author of "Fighting Traffic: the Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City," they weren't quite as accepting of the dawn of the automobile age as some might believe. He joins Steve Paikin to discuss his research.
Can you teach a machine to be funny? That's the kind of unlikely question that rapid advances in technology have now put on the table. Kory Mathewson is a PhD student at the University of Alberta working on interactive machine learning. He's also an improv comedian who works with robots. He joins The Agenda to discuss the effect of technology on the art of comedy. Automation doesn't just affect the manufacturing industry. Technology is also revolutionizing the world of art, literature, music, and improv. But could automation and AI ever displace creative minds? Or are algorithms and machine learning just another tool for artists? The Agenda discusses advancements, challenges, and what the future could look like for technology and the arts.
In the midst of the seventh round of NAFTA talks last week President Trump announced a plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum, setting the stage for a trade war. The Agenda discusses the implications for Ontario, and Canada. Efforts towards reconciliation come in many forms, and not always in expected ways. For a discussion about the power of poetry to effect change and foster healing, The Agenda welcomes Chief R. Stacey Laforme, elected chief of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, and the author of "Living in the Tall Grass: Poems of Reconciliation."
From threats of tariffs on steel and aluminum, to Buy American measures being enacted by U.S. states such as New York and Texas, key points of Ontario's economy are facing pressure on a number of fronts. Steven Del Duca, minister of economic development and growth, joins The Agenda to discuss the province's response. Eastern Ontario hub reporter David Rockne Corrigan explains how a proposed new homeless shelter in Ottawa's suburban community of Vanier has sparked a debate about how to best serve those in need. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
Ontario Progressive Conservatives gathered in Markham to watch the results of the leadership campaign on Saturday - except there were no results. A glitch in the voting process meant that no clear winner was evident. Christine Elliott contested the party's decision to declare Doug Ford the winner, until Sunday night, when she conceded and pledged to support Ford. Joining The Agenda to review the details are Kevin Weatherbee, PC party regional VP, and Hartley Lefton, chair of the Leadership Election Organizing Committee. Then, sleep occupies about one third of a human life span and recent research is demonstrating just how critical sleep is for human health. Sleep researchers John Peever and David R. Samson join Steve Paikin to discuss how evolution has shaped human sleep, the sleep-disruptive influence of computers and smart phones, and the links between poor sleep and dementia. Finally, research has exposed a strong connection between Alzheimer's disease and poor sleep. We're also beginning to understand the role that deep sleep plays in cleansing the brain of waste products that are linked to degenerative brain diseases including Alzheimer's. The Agenda welcomes Aileen Burford-Mason, author of "The Healthy Brain," to discuss how this ties in to dietary habits.
From Jack the Ripper to present day cases, what makes a serial killer? Can forensic profiles, new research, and big data really help authorities understand how and why they strike. To discuss, The Agenda welcomes Jim Clemente, writer and co-producer of the television series, "Criminal Minds," Tim Clemente, a retired FBI special agent and counter-terrorism specialist, and Michael Arntfield, a Western University criminology professor. Then, much of what most people know about murderers and other violent criminals comes from movies and television. Anne Wolbert Burgess is such a pioneer of profiling serial killers and rapists, that Netflix's popular crime drama, "Mindhunter," is based on her ground-breaking work. Burgess, a professor of Forensic Nursing at Boston College, joins The Agenda to discuss how she and her team developed their methods. Finally, Jason. Hannibal Lecter. Dexter. The list of serial killers in movies and on television is long. Why, with all their brutal and gruesome deeds, do these really bad characters crop up so often in popular culture? To discuss the public's fascination with serial killers, The Agenda welcomes Jim Clemente, a former FBI profiler, and writer and co-producer of the television series, "Criminal Minds," and Father Raymond de Souza, chaplain at Queen's University, and editor of Convivium Magazine.
Beginning in the early 1990s, as state-funding dried out, patient advocacy groups - collectives meant to express the needs of those suffering from serious diseases - were co-opted by pharmaceutical companies offering money in exchange for influence. So says author Sharon Batt, who details big pharma's supposed interference in her new book, "Health Advocacy Inc." Steve Paikin talks to her about the extent of this encroachment, and whether it has compromised Canada's patient advocacy organizations. Then, the Agenda explores the complex challenges that people of mixed ethnicity face when trying to find compatible bone-marrow and cord-blood donors, the topic of "Mixed Match," a documentary debuting on TVO.
A generational shift is underway in Canadian politics, as millennials increasingly outnumber baby boomers at the polls. The first cohort of digital natives, and they bring with them new technologies, new attitudes and expectations. To discuss how this is changing political culture and practice, The Agenda welcomes a panel of political journalists, pundits, and consultants. Then, there's always been some level of distrust for politicians. That's become almost palpable in recent years, opening the way for candidates who in the past would have been inconceivable. What has changed to make so many feel that democratic politics isn't really serving their interests? To discuss this, The Agenda welcomes Graham Steele, former Nova Scotia finance minister and author of "The Effective Citizen: How to Make Politicians Work for You."
The Agenda welcomes the newly minted leader of the Ontario PC Party Doug Ford, to discuss his political upbringing and experience, where he fits on his party's ideological spectrum, his plan for the province and the campaign ahead to become the 26th premier of Ontario. Then, what lessons can be learned from London, Ontario's ongoing transit debate? And, highlights from the week's programs.
The Agenda looks at the multitude of charities in Ontario - big and small - and how they're all part of what makes the province's capital city thrive.
The Agenda examines Rowan's Law, the first law in Ontario, and in Canada, addressing concussions and athlete safety in sport.
The Agenda welcomes Dr. Donald Redelmeier to explain his work in medical decision science - the exploration of how people reason, formulate judgments and make decisions. Then, understanding the field of behavioural economics and its impact on so many different areas of human life.
As The World Bank and the UN are sounding the alarm over a global water crisis, the Agenda examines how Canada is trying to cope with its own shortages as well as the costly issue of flooding.
The Agenda examines the threat that data-mining poses for the Canadian electoral process and what can be done to safeguard our personal information when we engage with social media platforms. Sir John A. Macdonald lived in Kingston, which has made the city proud from more than a century. But with growing interest in Indigenous issues, Macdonald's legacy has become contentious in his hometown. David Rockne Corrigan, TVO's Eastern Ontario hub reporter, talks with Steve Paikin about how Kingston is dealing with Macdonald's divisive legacy. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Trudeau government has committed an unprecedented $1.3 billion to protect land and water in Canada over the next five years. The Agenda examines how that money needs to be spent in order to meet the country's commitments under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. Then, astronomer Emily Levesque shares her thoughts on the rarest stars and what they reveal about how the universe works.
The Agenda examines how technology has changed the way people approach death and grief. Then, author Misha Glenny discusses how organized crime had shifted in the 10 years since the publication of his book, "McMafia."
The Agenda welcomes Minister of Finance Charles Sousa to discuss Ontario's latest budget and why he thinks it's the right plan for the province. Then, opposition finance critics and prominent economists share their reactions.
The Agenda discusses the future plans for self-driving cars following a pedestrian fatality involving one of Uber's vehicles. Then, Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan checks in with the town of Innisfil as it enters Phase 2 of its partnership with Uber to provide transit for residents. And, celebrated novelist Marilynne Robinson on the importance of reassessing the history of the United States.
The Agenda welcomes author and academic Yascha Mounk to discuss why he feels democracy is in danger and why there isn't much time left to save it. Then, understanding psychographics and how they were used to manipulate people into voting for Donald Trump.
As Ontario's population ages, The Agenda examines what can be done to prevent social isolation and loneliness in seniors. Then, how is the province planning to ensure that the baby boom generation will have the supports they need to live healthier, more independent lives?
The Agenda welcomes acclaimed psychologist Steven Pinker to explain why humanity is better off today than at any point in history. Then, examining the so-called Doom Delusion - why people don't quite believe they're living in a golden era.
The Agenda examines how gentrification is spreading in cities across the province, as well as the forces pushing back against it. Then, Ontario Hubs producer Jeyan Jeganathan, discovers how London, Ontario's east end is becoming one of the city's most vibrant neighbourhoods while ensuring its residents don't feel out of place.
After years of criticism levelled at the Ontario Municipal Board, the province this week replaced it with a new tribunal that will consider municipal development proposals and land matters. The Agenda looks at what's new, and whether it fixes what people didn't like about the old OMB. Then, a review of the week's programs.
Canada has some of the highest rates of antidepressant use in the world. These drugs are ubiquitous, and are prescribed to adults as well as children. But how much do we know about how they work, and how effective they are? The Agenda discusses the science behind antidepressants. Then, Nam Kiwanuka talks to celebrated novelist and essayist Marilynne Robinson about her latest collection of essays, "What Are We Doing Here?" On the agenda: America's political polarization, the Christian right's embrace of Donald Trump, and whether Christianity has a place on the left.
Author and scholar Amy Chua talks to Steve Paikin about her latest book, "Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations." She discusses how American foreign policy has ignored the internal ethnic divisions in countries and conflicts abroad, and how those same divisions at home are tearing the United States apart. Then, A motion put forward to the Toronto Board of Health by an Ontario school trustee calls for a public health response to gun violence. The Agenda discusses the merits of that approach.
In her new book, How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story, Author Angela Saini examines the male-dominated sphere of science and punches holes in some of what we've accepted as fact for decades. In her conversation with The Agenda, she busts biases that have dictated the common narratives in evolutionary biology, neuroscience, psychology and pharmacology. Then, Heart disease is the leading cause of premature death in women. So why do the majority of them miss the early warning signs of heart attacks? Joining The Agenda to discuss the deadly consequences of the gap in women's cardiac health care are Thais Coutinho, a cardiologist with the University of Ottawa's Heart Institute; Sherry Grace, a senior scientist with the University Health Network and a professor at York University, and Paula Harvey, director of the Cardiovascular Research Program at Women's College Hospital.
Post-secondary education is said to be one of the best investments anyone can make in one's future. But it's not as accessible to all as it could be. Joining The Agenda to explain the barriers and how they can be removed are: Jim Vanderveken, Dean for Community Partnerships and Experiential Learning at Mohawk College; Sue Gillespie, Chief Executive Officer of Pathways to Education; Coty Zachariah, National Chair of the Canadian Federation of Students; and Fiona Deller with the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Then, Mohawk College in Hamilton is revolutionizing access to higher education by offering free college courses in the community via its City School. The Agenda's Patricia Kozicka takes us inside two unique classrooms, where mature students and women are getting a taste of the trades. Finally, The traditional post-secondary education path isn't necessarily best-suited for all students. Opportunities also exist for those who thrive with hands-on learning. Robert Bronk, CEO of the Ontario Construction Secretariat, and Quoc Truong, a business representative for Central Ontario Building Trades, share their knowledge of the trades industry with The Agenda. They discuss the growing demand for skilled workers and the educational requirements that people entering the field will need.
A new study of the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in 7 - 9 year olds in the Greater Toronto Area found that the old assumption that the disorder affected about 1% of the population significantly underestimated the problem of FASD. The Agenda discusses the challenges of diagnosing FASD and the need for more education to combat the problem. Then, meet the newest member of the Ontario Hubs team. And, highlights from the week's programs.
Ontario is the most indebted it's ever been. Can the province carry a $300 billion-plus load - along with the $12 billion debt-servicing costs? The Agenda welcomes a group of MPPs and economists to help answer this and other questions.
The Agenda welcomes columnist and author Anne Applebaum to discuss her new book "Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine." It's been awarded the 2018 Lionel Gelber Prize, a literary award for the world's best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs. Then, author Norman Ohler excavates the dark history of drug use in Nazi Germany. We also explore the tensions of Canada's 1917 wartime election with author Patrice Dutil.
The Agenda examines the political engagement (or lack thereof) of certain groups - including the young, the less-educated, immigrants and Indigenous Peoples. Then, Sam Oosterhoff, PC MPP for Niagara West-Glanbrook, discusses how he became involved in politics at such a young age, what life is like in the legislature, and what can be done to court the youth vote for the upcoming Ontario election.
The Agenda examines the occupational hazards facing Ontario's e-waste recycling industry. Then, we examine the cancer-causing chemicals that are placing Ontario construction workers at risk, and the action being taken to prevent exposure.
This week NDP leader Andrea Horwath announced the party's platform for the 2018 provincial election. The Agenda discusses whether the plan could be a winning strategy. Then, Ontario Hubs copy editor, Adam McDowell, discusses some of the reaction to the locations of the province's first cannabis stores. Finally, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
TVO and The Agenda are partnering with the Waterloo Global Science Initiative to examine how Canada is aligning itself with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals - a set of 17 goals aiming to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. The first of three SDG-focused episodes looks at how some Ontario cities are evolving to become more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. Then, what are some key steps to be taken in the next few decades to reverse climate change?
The Agenda examines whether the objective to eradicate poverty once and for all by 2030 is a realistic one and if there's been any progress made around the world. Then, making the case for housing as a human right.
The Agenda welcomes Julie Gelfand, the federal environment commissioner, to discuss her cross-country audit of climate change planning, emissions reductions, and the likelihood of Canada meeting any of its targets.
Following the deadly van attack in Toronto this past Monday, The Agenda examines "toxic masculinity," the "incel" movement, online communities that attract the disenfranchised, and gaps in our mental health support systems. Then, examining updates to the province's policing laws and the tools officers will need to do their work in the modern era.
The Agenda examines what life is like for many female chefs working in the largely testosterone driven restaurant industry and the shift taking place in kitchen culture - the subject of the documentary "The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution" which opened this year's Hot Docs' Festival. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss Indigenous student safety, and a review of the week's programs.
The Agenda examines the plight of a small island in the Pacific which is sinking at an alarming rate due to rising sea levels population growth and climate change. Then, how the integration of indigenous knowledge with scientific data and analysis is helping NASA scientists mitigate climate change.
The Agenda welcomes economist and bestselling author Dambisa Moyo to discuss her new book which examines the relationship between democracy and economic growth. Then, examining some of the challenges facing Saudi Arabia as it undergoes a transformation the likes of which hasn't been seen in decades.
The Agenda welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright to discuss what is great, and not so great, about the state of Texas - the topic of his book, " God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State." Then, The Agenda discusses whether direct-to-consumer DNA tests are reinforcing racism.
The Agenda welcomes economist Don Drummond to discuss the current state of Ontario's finances. Then, how a University of Toronto project is trying to help Ontario think big on a range of issues confronting the province.
The Agenda discusses the possibility of a downtown relief subway line in Toronto and some questions that remain about costs, funding and the impact of construction. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss their in-progress stories. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda examines the longstanding accounting dispute between Ontario's auditor general and the Liberal government. Then, a panel of experts weigh in on whether it was unfair for the AG to state that the government substantially understated expenses and deficits. And, how an Indigenous-relations trainer is educating non-Indigenous people about the Indian Act.
The Agenda looks at some of the reasons Doug Ford resonates with many immigrants in Ontario. Then, Alok Mukherjee, former head of the Toronto Police Services Board, reflects on his time as the civilian overseer of Canada's largest municipal police service. Finally, Ontario Hubs producer Jeyan Jeganathan joins the Bear Clan Patrol as they help to prevent crimes and provide a sense of safety for Indigenous people.
The Agenda looks at how one Ontario company is revolutionizing opinion polling with the use of customized artificial intelligence. Then, what happens to bills in process and other unfinished government business during the election campaign?
The Agenda takes a look at how Ontario's major parties are planning to improve supports for children with special needs. Then, should students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a right to individualized learning?
Steve Paikin, Nam Kiwanuka and The Agenda on Politics host John Michael McGrath take a look at some of the ridings that will help shape the Ontario election outcome. Then, what do the Trillium Party and the Northern Ontario Party stand for? Two of TVO's Ontario Hubs journalists find out. And, highlights from the week's programs.
The Agenda examines the commitment of Ontario's political parties to improve the province's mental health and addiction services. Then, how does the Ontario Dental Association feel about provincial party leaders promising to expand dental services?
Steve Paikin moderates a debate hosted by Transport Futures at The University of Toronto's Innis Town Hall. The conversation centres on how Ontario can develop a sustainable transportation policy as its population continues to grow.
The Agenda takes a look at the transportation and transit strategies, policies, programs, and projects being developed by Ontario's major political parties.
The Agenda welcomes Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath to talk about her party's platform, and what an Ontario NDP government would look like.
Steve Paikin checks in with Queen's Park Today's Allison Smith and the Toronto Star's Ontario politics columnist, Martin Regg Cohn to explore the resurgence of the hydro issue in the Ontario election. Then, our northwestern and eastern Ontario hubs journalists would like to draw your attention to two additional races to watch. And, examining the effectiveness of political ads in Ontario's election campaign, and a review of the week's programs.
The government of Ontario promised to achieve accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities by 2025. The Agenda examines the success, or lack thereof, of that plan's implementation. Then, Ontario Hubs producer Jeyan Jeganathan learns about the benefits of forest schools - an education model helping to bring kids closer to nature. And, the life and times of Senator Anne Cools.
The Agenda looks at how Ontario is taking action against chronic disease. Then, from overcrowded and underfunded hospitals to so-called hallway medicine and long wait times for specialists and surgeries, The Agenda discusses the state of Ontario's health care system and how each of the major parties are planning to improve it.
The Agenda welcomes a group of candidates to discuss how their parties will address current housing issues in Ontario. Then, understanding the challenges and complexity of Ontario's supportive housing system - facilities that help people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, access services and supports in a stable, safe, supervised environment.
The Agenda discusses a number of strategies that could help increase the supply of housing and affordability throughout Ontario. Then, The Agenda's election pollster Erin Kelly of Advanced Symbolics provides an update on the Ontario election campaign. And, TVO's Ontario Hubs journalists review their in-progress stories.
The Agenda welcomes Ontario Green Party leader Mike Schreiner to talk about his party's platform, and what an Ontario Green Party government would look like.
The Agenda welcomes a panel of experts for a reaction roundup of Sunday's Ontario Leaders' debate. Then, taking stock of how the major parties are addressing key issues and concerns affecting Ontario's Indigenous people.
The Agenda welcomes social scientist and pollster Nik Nanos to offer his perspective on the forces reshaping liberal democracies worldwide. Then, what are the psychological forces that drive voter decisions? And, what's on the minds of Ontario's millennials in this election campaign?
On the road in Sudbury, The Agenda takes a close look at northern Ontario's economic landscape and what needs to happen in order for its businesses to grow and prosper. Then, how a focus on innovation can help position the region's economy for sustainable growth and long-term success.
The Agenda in Sudbury continues with Trevor Holliday, leader of the Northern Ontario Party, sharing the growing frustrations of northern Ontarians and why he believes separation is the answer. Then, exploring the cultural divide between north and south and how the next Ontario government can rebalance that relationship.
The Agenda's election pollster Erin Kelly of Advanced Symbolics provides an update on the Ontario election campaign. Then, Ontario Libertarian Party leader Allen Small shares his views on election issues. And, Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan takes a closer look at who makes up Ford Nation in Ontario. Finally, a review of the weeks programming.
The Agenda welcomes Kathleen Wynne to discuss her surprise concession and why she thinks voters should still consider the Liberal platform at the ballot box. Then, The Agenda welcomes a panel of Liberals to discuss what effect this will have on the election and what it means for the future of the party.
The Agenda digs into campaign promises stated by the PCs, and what an Ontario Progressive Conservative government would look like. Then, examining the spending initiatives put forth by Ontario's three major parties and why fiscal prudence has not been front and centre in the election campaign.
The Agenda welcomes two former Ontario premiers - David Peterson and Ernie Eves - to weigh in on the election campaign and what life is like for a party leader. Then, how the three major party leaders can get out of from under the long shadow of their predecessors. And, Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan looks how a volunteer clean up group in London is helping fight Ontario's opioid crisis along the banks of Thames river.
Steve Paikin and some of the most experienced voices in provincial politics analyze the campaign and report the election results.
Ontario has voted and the ballots have been counted. The Agenda looks back on the campaign and examines what the results mean for the province.
The Agenda examines why trust in mainstream media has fallen to an all-time low and what efforts are being made to restore its credibility. Then, Beverley Cooper discusses "Innocence Lost," her play about the real-life case of Steven Murray Truscott, and why it still resonates today.
The Agenda uncovers some of the reasons why fewer Canadians are participating in sports and why new policy is needed to turn those numbers around. Then, Toronto-based author Jerry Amernic discusses the legacy of Babe Ruth and why racism may have prevented him from becoming a big league manager.
The Agenda discusses how Ontario plans to deal with the ongoing issue of asylum seekers crossing the Canada-U.S. border illegally. Then, Tima Kurdi - aunt of the drowned Syrian boy, Alan Kurdi - shares how she and her family are turning their grief into advocacy for refugees.
The Agenda welcomes Mike Schreiner to share his feelings about becoming the first Green Party candidate to be elected in Ontario. Then, examining the Ontario Liberals' worst electoral defeat in their 151-year history and what the party needs to do to rebuild.
The Agenda welcomes former U.S. ambassador Bruce Heyman to discuss the US-Canada trade spat and his assessment of how the rift between the two countries can be mended. Then, our Ontario Hubs look into a project that's hoping to sow seeds of healing for Canadian soldiers facing mental health issues. And, from rebuilding the Ontario Liberal party to responding to asylum seekers crossing our southern border, it's the Agenda's week in review.
The Agenda welcomes American humourist David Sedaris to reflect on middle age, the subject of his most recent collection of essays. Then, Toronto-based freelance producer Katie Jensen talks about the power of podcasting and why it's become a booming business. And, author and advice columnist Amy Alkon presents her guide to living a confident life.
Is Toronto's Vision Zero plan, which aims to reduce traffic-related injuries in Toronto, a complete failure? The Agenda discusses the safety of the city's streets and whether enough is being done to prevent pedestrian and cyclist deaths. Then, Peter Oundjian looks back on his 14 remarkable seasons as music director for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
The Agenda addresses maternal mental health care in Ontario and why public education and awareness about this issue is severely lacking. Then, examining the racial and economic disparities in reproductive health outcomes, and what can be done to reduce them.
The Agenda welcomes the five candidates vying for the title of Ontario Regional Chief. Then, examining some of the work being done to help include Indigenous voices in Canadian institutions and policy-making.
The Agenda welcomes the co-editors of a newly-released book which aims to fill a gap in literature aimed at the children of LGBTQ+ parents. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss their in-process stories, and a review of the week's programs.
The Agenda examines a new piece of provincial legislation designed to combat scalpers and bots that snatch up tickets to live events and gouge customers with hefty resale prices. Then, is it time to impose levies on foreign streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, and Spotify in order to fund Canadian content?
The Agenda examines the current state of Canada/U.S. relations. Is the current rift facing the alliance momentary, or will it lead to a prolonged period of political or economic instability? Then, Conrad Black on why Trump is the right man at the right time to lead the U.S.
Author J.D.M. Stewart has chronicled the personal pastimes and daily habits of Canada's 23 prime ministers. He joins Steve Paikin to discuss the human dimension of those who have held Canada's highest office. Then, exploring the concrete challenges faced by MPs in fulfilling their mandates.
The Agenda explores the history of marijuana in Canada - from its place as a common product, to prohibition, to now making its way back to a legal market. Then, two noted barristers share their list of must-sees in public art galleries throughout the United States and Canada.
The Agenda discusses the change in power at Queen's Park. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss their in-process stories, and a review of the week's programs. Final show of the season. The Agenda in the Summer premieres Monday.
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