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The Agenda examines 95 years of marijuana prohibition and the massive shift in public perception surrounding the leafy substance. Then, examining society's relationship with alcohol.
The Agenda discusses what the Ontario PCs have changed, cancelled, and introduced since forming government in June.
The Agenda examines how Ontario parents will be consulted on a series of education issues, including the province's sex-education curriculum
The Agenda examines the idea of Toronto seceding from Ontario and becoming a constitutionally-recognized province. Then, a panel of road safety experts weigh in on how to make Toronto's streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and motorists.
After more than a year of frustrating negotiations, The Agenda examines the winners and losers of a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement. Then, TVO's northeast Ontario Hub editor Claude Sharma gets us caught up on what he learned in the last few months about reconnecting with First Nations culture. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
Former Conservative senator Hugh Segal, who helped design the basic income program, reacts to its elimination by the Ford government. Then, a panel of experts assess the state of the poverty reduction file in Ontario.
The Agenda examines the financial and legal implications of the Ford government's decision to scrap clean air and climate change initiatives.
The Agenda welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges to discuss his latest book, "America, The Farewell Tour," in which he argues that America, as a society, is in decline. Then, Filmmaker Deeyah Khan previews her new film "White Right: Meeting the Enemy," an eye-opening film shines a light on the growing hate and white nationalism movement in the U.S.. The film will air tonight on TVO at 9 p.m.. And, Ontario Hubs producer Jeyan Jeganathan explains how resentment towards Greeks led to a riot in Toronto 100 years ago.
Will 2018 will be remembered as the year when Canada's foreign policy was forced to recognize its limitations? As the long accepted world order continues to shift, The Agenda assesses how the country is realigning itself.
After 23 years, CEO and Director Piers Handling will be saying farewell. He looks back on his career and how he turned a neighbourhood film festival into one of the biggest of its kind in the world. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss their in-progress stories. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda examines the controversy caused by premier Doug Ford's decision to use the notwithstanding clause to override a court decision and what that means for democracy in Ontario. It is no secret that some churches in Canada, including right here in Ontario, are facing tough times keeping their doors open. As congregations shrink and the cost of repairs mount - many churches are looking to downsize and sometimes sell their buildings outright. In cities like Toronto - it's common to see churches converted into condos and lofts, but what happens to these buildings in other areas when housing isn't an option?
The Agenda discusses the current state of biotech in agriculture in Ontario and around the world. Then, exploring the impact of digital technologies on politics and democracy.
The Agenda examines how the municipal government review by the Tories might affect the size of regional governments in Ontario. Then, examining the influence of money in municipal decision making.
The Agenda welcomes Bob Rae, Ontario's only NDP premier who served from 1990 to 1995. He looks back on those tumultuous days, and the tough decisions he and his party made when Ontario was in the grips of a deep recession.
The Agenda welcomes former Metrolinx chairman Robert Prichard to discuss his nine years with the agency and the challenges still lie ahead for the provincial transit organization. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss their in-progress stories. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda looks into why nominal wage improvements in G-7 countries are lagging despite low unemployment rates. Then, Maxime Bernier discusses the details of his new political venture: The People's Party of Canada.
The Chiefs of Ontario have elected their first female leader. The Agenda welcomes Chief RoseAnne Archibald to discuss how she'll be advocating for 133 Indigenous communities across the province. Then, veteran marijuana legalization lawyer Alan Young discusses how he's spent the last 25 years fighting the status quo. And, former UK deputy consul-general Ashley Prime explains where things now stand with Brexit.
The Agenda welcomes author Anand Giridharadas to discuss how billionaires can pioneer a new model of philanthropy - one that helps solve the problems they've had a hand in creating. Then, economist Mariana Mazzucato reflects on the current state of world economic theory a decade after the global financial crisis.
With more than 300 million people currently living outside their homelands, The Agenda examines the sinister techniques of "othering" and how citizens need to be more inclusive. Then, a closer look at an ambitious new project aimed at putting Indigenous history and culture back on the map
Photographer Edward Burtynsky, filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and Director of Photography Nicholas De Pencier discuss "Anthropocene: The Human Epoch" - a project that explores humankind's tremendous impact on planet Earth. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss their in-progress stories. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming
The Agenda looks at how Ontario has been dealing with the flow of asylum seekers coming into Canada from the U.S. over the last few years. Then, Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam - better known to the world as M.I.A. - discusses her journey as a controversial international pop star.
For the next seven weeks, TVO explores China's remarkable growth and influence in the 21st century in a documentary series titled, China: Here and Now. The Agenda welcomes experts on China's politics and economics to discuss the country's growth.
The Agenda explores a dark chapter in the history of Canada and the LGBTQ+ community - the subject of TVO's Original documentary, "The Fruit Machine." Then, Yiannis Boutaris discusses his work as an outspoken and unorthodox mayor of Thessaloniki, Greece.
The Agenda takes a closer look at the Ontario government's decision to investigate the province's fiscal situation. Then, how the Ontario Liberal Party is planning to rebuild.
The Agenda welcomes author Craig Unger to discuss his latest book, "House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia." Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss their in-progress stories. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda examines the overlooked bounty of fruit growing in urban centres across Canada. Then, discussing "Anthropocene: The Human Epoch" - a multifaceted project explores humankind's tremendous effect on planet Earth. And, how cars came to rule the roads.
The Agenda examines the benefits and shortcomings of blind hiring - a practice that removes all personal and demographic information from the hiring process. Then, how salary caps have created mediocrity and diluted talent in professional sports.
He is seeking a second consecutive term as mayor of Toronto and she is his biggest challenger. The Agenda welcomes John Tory and Jennifer Keesmaat to outline their key campaign promises.
How many times does Canada have to apologize for all the black marks in its history? The Agenda asks experts to help answer that question. Then, examining the use of force by UN peacekeepers in Haiti between 2005-2007.
The Agenda highlights a story making news this week, checks in with Ontario Hubs journalists, and reviews its week of programming.
With three veteran politicians seeking the mayor's office, an opioid crisis, and issues around homelessness, The Agenda looks at why Cambridge's municipal race is one to watch. Then, some of Toronto's lesser-known mayoral hopefuls share their ideas.
October 17th marks the date that recreational marijuana will become legal in Canada. The Agenda examines how the Ontario government will best be able to control the regulation, licensing and inspection of retail cannabis stores. Then, experts address some of the unanswered questions about legal pot.
The Agenda looks at the issues that are the minds of Burlington residents and which mayoral candidate is best suited to decide the city's future. Then, understanding the limits of municipal authority in Canada.
The Agenda looks into why housing is high priority in Toronto's municipal election. What needs to be done to address the inadequate choices of houses for sale or rent across the GTA and beyond.
Ontario Hubs reporters discuss their in-process stories. The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda welcomes well-known behavioural economist Dan Ariely to discuss the challenges of making better long-term financial decisions. Then, how a new tool is helping conservationists determine which actions would save the most species per dollar.
Voters from across the province have elected their next municipal government representatives. The Agenda examines the results in the 2018 Ontario municipal elections. Then, how a new helpline is offering support and hope to Indigenous women.
The Agenda welcomes political scientist Francis Fukuyama to discuss whether democracy can survive the rise of identity politics. Then, author and academic Yascha Mounk, and columnist Andrew Coyne discuss some of the reasons why people might have become disenchanted with liberal democracies, and what can be done to re-energize civic faith.
The Agenda takes a closer look at the privacy implications surrounding Google's first urban development in Toronto. Then, introducing ,On Docs, a new TVO podcast that explores documentaries and the stories they tell.
The Agenda welcomes documentarian, author and founding member of Monty Python's Flying Circus Michael Palin to retrace the final journey of ill-fated HMS Erebus. Then, Ontario Hubs reporters discuss their in-process stories. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda looks at how family business disputes can become nasty and very public, and how not having a sound succession plan can lead to dramatic outcomes. Then, celebrating the work of Michael Fullan - a worldwide authority on educational reform.
Former prime minister Jean Chrétien joins The Agenda to recount the memories of his many years in public service, the subject of his latest book, "My Stories, My Times., Then, examining China's expanding financial investments and economic links in Africa.
The Agenda discusses reactions to the Ontario PC government's new labour reforms. Then, author Craig Unger discusses his latest book, "House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia."
The Agenda discusses a new thought-provoking play about the state of political discourse today. Then, exploring the life of Käthe Kollwitz, one of Germany's most renowned artists, and the impact she's had on a Canadian art collector.
The Agenda digs into the preliminary results of the world's largest sleep study. Ontario Hubs journalists discuss their in-process stories, and a review of the week's programs.
The Agenda examines the practice of blocking individuals and businesses from social media sites for expressing (or permitting) dissident opinions. Then, Christina Hoff Sommers, an American scholar and contemporary feminism critic, discusses how political polarization is dividing the U.S.
The Agenda welcomes Dr. David Sheard to discuss Butterfly Care Homes, a new approach to helping dementia patients. Then, taking stock of the supports that make up Ontario's new dementia strategy.
The Agenda examines how clearly articulating the ethical and moral issues of climate change can help environmentalists convey their message. Then, four former members of the Ontario Legislature discuss how they've been granted a new lease on political life at the municipal level.
The Agenda looks at a new way of viewing Canada's contributions to the First World War: in colour. Then, examining the psychological effects of conflict on photojournalists.
The Agenda welcomes Bruno Guevremont, a retired Royal Canadian Navy diver and Canada's captain for the 2016 Invictus Games, to discuss Canada's role in Afghanistan and what life's been like since he was medically released from the armed forces in 2014. Then, Ontario Hubs reporters discuss their stories. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda examines how Canada can best protect its cultural industries and compensate creators as the Trudeau government reviews the country's digital copyright rules. Then, discussing the origins, evolution, and ongoing importance of Myers-Briggs, the world's most used personality test.
The Agenda welcomes economist Mariana Mazzucato to reflect on the current state of world economic theory a decade after the global financial crisis. Then, did China's one-child policy create a generation of spoiled, privileged, and lonely young adults?
The Agenda discusses the PC government's decision to scrap the Ontario College of Trades, which governs skilled trades and apprenticeships in the province. Then, a novelist and a neuroscientist uncover the secrets of human memory
The Agenda welcomes Vic Fedeli, Ontario's finance minister, to provide an update on the province's finances. Then, experts weigh in on the contents of the PC government's Fall Economic Statement.
Erwan Larher, a survivor of the 2015 Bataclan nightclub attack in Paris, talks about his experience that night. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists report on their recent stories. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming
The Agenda welcomes Bruce Heyman, former U.S. ambassador to Canada, to talk about the USMCA trade deal, tariffs, and the state of Canada/U.S. relations in the wake of the recent midterm elections. Then, chief Mexican trade negotiator Jesús Seade shares his thoughts on the revamped NAFTA deal. And, And, a behavioural economics expert talks about how to lower credit card debt.
The Agenda examines Canada's alarmingly high rate of diabetes and why advocates are calling for a comprehensive national strategy to deal with the disease. Then, Bill Frelick, program director for Human Rights Watch, provides an update on the Central American migrant caravan.
The Agenda welcomes Randy Ambrosie, the 14th commissioner of the Canadian Football League, to discuss where the league stands today and his plans for changing its business operations. Then, Maryann Turcke, the NFL's first ever female Chief Operating Officer, talks about how she's helping with that league's business evolution. And, pioneering quarterback Chuck Ealey talks about how he had to come to Canada in order to live his football dream.
The Agenda examines the idea of students receiving money from the government to fund the education of their choice. Then, author Fred Litwin discusses his new book which focusses on how he's put his conspiracy theories about JFK's assassination to rest.
The Agenda checks in with our Ontario Hubs journalists to report on their recent stories. Then, a review of the week's programs.
The Ontario government has unveiled its new social assistance plan. The Agenda examines how it will help the province's most vulnerable. Then, Steve Paikin speaks to conservative activist Jim Karahalios about how he narrowly lost his bid to become the next president of the Ontario PC party.
With the Progressive Conservatives confronting the impending closure of Oshawas General Motors plant, as well as a number of internal controversies, The Agenda takes a look at the art of governing through tough times. Then, examining the disappointment being felt by Franco-Ontarians after the government announced the cancellation of a French-language university and the closure of the French language services commissioner's office.
The Agenda looks into why the world's happiest countries are all Nordic. Then, American political journalist Sam Tanenhaus discusses his one-time course offering at the University of Toronto, analyzing Donald Trump and the media.
A record-high homicide rate in Toronto, and reports of assault at an elite private school in the city have received national media attention. The Agenda looks into the causes that are leading many young people in Ontario to commit acts of violence.
The Agenda takes a closer look at plastic pollution in the Great Lakes and how it adds to the global ocean plastic problem. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists report on their recent stories. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda discusses whether museums should return cultural treasures to the places from which they were taken in colonial times without consent. Then, Dimitrios Pandermalis, president of the Acropolis Museum, provides an update on the repatriation of Greece's Elgin Marbles.
The Agenda welcomes Rod Phillips, Ontario's environment minister, to lay out his government's plan to address climate change. Then, what a landmark report written by the world's leading climate scientists is saying about the toll of climate change on mental health. And, underlining the importance of making scientific information more digestible to the average person.
The Agenda explores some of the challenges boys face at school, and in their online and in-person social circles, as they navigate their way to adulthood. Then, Vivek Shraya, transgender writer, visual artist, and musician, discusses her new book, "I'm Afraid of Men," and how she hopes it starts a deeper conversation about challenging gender norms.
The Agenda looks at how Detroit's economic distress has affected Windsor, Ont., and whether the southwestern Ontario city has stepped out of the shadow of its big American neighbour.
The Agenda welcomes Dianne Saxe, Ontario's environmental commissioner, to discuss the government's climate change plans, and the future of her office's investigative mandate. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists report on their recent stories. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda welcomes foreign affairs specialist Walter Russell Mead to discuss Trump-era foreign policy strategies. Then, how Canada is facing up to its own set of international challenges.
For the first time, the World Health Organization has classified workplace burnout as an occupational phenomenon. The Agenda examines the physical, psychological and social consequences and what can be done to address its root causes. Then, economist Emily Oster discusses her latest book, "Cribsheet." a data-driven guide to parenting.
The Agenda discusses some of the recent developments that are straining the relationship between Ottawa and Havana. Then, Canadian historian and author Patrick Brode paints a picture of Prohibition-era Ontario - the subject of his book, "Dying for a Drink: How a Prohibition Preacher Got Away with Murder."
The Agenda looks at what Ontario is doing to tackle wasteful plastics, and why recycling is still such a challenge in Canada despite years of effort by municipal leaders and environmental activists. Then, a look at the history and vibrancy of Huntsville's main street. And, a feature interview with Booker Prize-winner Marlon James.
In the finale episode of the season the Agenda marks the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. The history and vibrancy of Cobalt's main street. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
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