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The Agenda welcomes Anishinaabe activist Sarain Fox to discuss the importance of passing on Indigenous cultural resiliency to a new generation. Then, examining the physical, psychological, and social consequences of workplace burnout. And, Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan explains how First Nations communities on Manitoulin Island are teaching cruise-passengers about their culture.
As school resumes across the province, The Agenda welcomes Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce to outline his government's reforms. Then, NDP education critic Marit Stiles, and former education minister Mitzie Hunter share their views. And, we look at added responsibilities of school principals that may be getting in the way of their primary role of guiding education and supporting school staff.
A late spring cabinet shuffle, unpleasant walk-backs on patronage appointments, and plummeting polls all contributed to a bruising first year in office for Ontario's current government. The Agenda discusses what lessons Doug Ford and the PCs have learned and what Ontarians can expect from here.
The Agenda unpacks some of the economic indicators that suggest a global recession is on the way and how Canadians can protect their finances ahead of a possible dip in the market.
Political columnist John Ivison discusses his new book, "Trudeau: The Education of a Prime Minister." Then, viewers get a tease of what's coming up on this season's #onpoli podcast. Ontario Hubs reporters give an update on stories they're following. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda asks whether it's time to remove sovereignty from environmental decisions and what action is needed to stop countries that put the planet at risk. Then, The Agenda welcomes climatologist Michael Mann to discuss the relationship between extreme weather and climate change.
The Agenda digs into Public Health Ontario's most recent statistics on opioid-related overdose deaths across the province and what approaches are needed to reduce harm and prevent further casualties.
The Agenda looks at what's behind a growing dispute between developers and some city councillors in Ontario's capital city.
The Agenda explains how a growing cohort of well-off baby boomers are contributing to an even tighter housing supply for younger generations in Toronto by remaining in their family homes.
The Agenda welcomes Canadian-American ob-gyn Jen Gunter to discuss her new women's health book, "The Vagina Bible." Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda examines some of the major threats plaguing the Great Lakes and why a new report is calling on government to commit to doing more to protect them.
With political tensions running higher across the country, The Agenda considers how well Canada's federal parties represent the values and attitudes of Canadians.
The Agenda looks at how French students may be underserved when too many English-speaking students are admitted into their schools, and why Ontario's French school boards are facing a potential constitutional challenge over the issue.
The Agenda examines a growing movement that's nudging corporations towards a social purpose beyond profits.
The Agenda welcomes author and environmental activist Naomi Klein to discuss her latest book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal." Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
In an interview taped prior to the release of Justin Trudeau's blackface and brownface photos, The Agenda welcomes Jody Wilson-Raybould to discuss her new book, "From Where I Stand: Rebuilding Indigenous Nations for a Stronger Canada." Then, taking stock of what the federal parties are offering Indigenous voters and which issues resonate for them.
The Agenda discusses the province's tumultuous relationship with green energy projects and whether there's a path forward for renewables. Then, examining a new plan that aims to speed up development in Ontario's Ring of Fire region.
The Agenda discusses the serious issues raised by Justin Trudeau's blackface and brownface images revealed to Canadians last week.
The Agenda welcomes award-winning director Maureen Judge to discuss her new documentary "17 and Life Doesn't Wait" - an exploration of the challenges faced by three teenage girls during their final year of high school. Then, why young women today face more tangible and emotional hurdles than young men and how they're dealing with those challenges.
Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda explores the causes and effects of a steady decline in book circulation at research libraries. Then, is Canadian media too elitist?
The Agenda discusses Canada's treatment of veterans, and what they hope to get out of the election campaign.
Who are middle-class Canadians and what defines them in 2019? The Agenda gathers a group of experts to voice their opinions. Then, how do the parties compare on making life more affordable in Canada?
The Agenda asks whether a performance-based funding model can work for Ontario's universities and colleges. Then, looking into the state of international education across the province.
The Agenda welcomes Erin Kelly, of Advanced Symbolics, to explain Polly's AI polling this week. Then, Steve Paikin talks to Malcolm Gladwell about his new book, "Talking to Strangers." Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda looks at how seniors are pooling their resources to save on rental costs and alleviate loneliness. Then, Canadian-American obstetrician-gynecologist Jen Gunter discusses her latest book, "The Vagina Bible." And, Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan travels to the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada which has given more than 200 abandoned and neglected donkeys a forever home.
The Agenda welcomes a group of political insiders to discuss how all six federal party leaders fared in the English-language debate on October 7th. Then, The Agenda discusses immigration as a wedge issue in the election campaign.
The Agenda welcomes Globe and Mail journalist Robyn Doolittle to discuss how attitudes around sexual behaviour have changed and still need to change - the subject of her new book, "Had It Coming: What's Fair in the Age of #MeToo?" Then, examining the effects of #MeToo two years on.
The Canadian public increasingly supports climate action. The Agenda looks at where the major parties stand on the issue. Then, what a new report from Ontario's Chamber of Commerce is saying about the present and future of the province's regional economies.
Erin Kelly, CEO of Advanced Symbolics, provides an update on the latest polling statistics. Then, a feature interview with Jeffrey Simpson. Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
American comedian, actor, and musician Dave Hill talks about finding his Canadian roots, the subject of his book, "Parking My Moose." Then, what are the health, mental health, and social benefits of playing board games?
Affordable neighbourhoods. Expanded public transit. Eradicating poverty. The Agenda examines some of the key issues for Canadian cities in this election. Then, author Sharon Hartung explains what happens to email, social media history, gaming tokens, and crypto-currencies after someone dies?
Where do the parties stand on balancing the books in Canada? The Agenda welcomes experts to help explain deficits and debt and why neither seem to pose a threat to any of the major parties in this election.
The Agenda discusses health-care policy put forth by the federal parties. Then, Dr. Paula Gordon, a clinical professor of radiology at the University of British Columbia, outlines her concerns about new Canadian guidelines for breast-cancer screenings.
Pollster Erin Kelly provides an update on the likely outcome of the election before the final weekend of campaigning. Then, Indigenous Hub reporter Shelby Lisk explains traditional voting in Indigenous communities. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
Has the tone and temperature at the Ontario legislature taken a turn for the worst? The Agenda poses that question to a panel of experts. Then, how an Indigenous-relations trainer is educating non-Indigenous people about the Indian Act.
The Agenda welcomes political journalists and party strategists to contextualize the results of the Canadian federal election. Then, Ontario Hubs reporters discuss how the election played out in the regions of the province they cover.
Peter Bethlenfalvy, president of the Treasury Board, speaks to Steve Paikin about the Ontario government's new effort to restructure how services are delivered to Ontarians. They also discuss the results of the federal election. The federal election 2019 wrapped up this week with a Liberal minority government. All campaign long we've been hearing what the artificial intelligence algorithm Polly thought Canadians cared about. With the ballots tallied - how did she do, at predicting the big picture and some of the 338 smaller pictures that played out on Monday? The Agenda welcomes Erin Kelly, CEO of Advanced Symbolics Inc., for a final look. As the temperature continues to drop, homeless shelters across Ontario are facing an influx of people at their doors. Last winter saw many shelters at capacity. For Jennifer Keesmaat, former chief city planner for Toronto and current CEO of The Keesmaat Group, the key to solving homelessness lies in not just focusing on the immediate problem, but addressing the housing market as a whole. She joins The Agenda to share her thoughts on how she believes Toronto's housing crisis can be solved.
Nearing his five-year anniversary as mayor of Toronto, John Tory talks to Steve Paikin about his approach to the issues of the day: gun violence, housing, and the newly-brokered Toronto subway deal. And how he navigates his rocky relationship with Queen's Park. The Agenda gathers reaction for the recently agreed upon transit deal between the province and the city that keeps subways in the hands of Toronto, while also getting Doug Ford's Ontario Line subway relief line built.
Identical twins Tegan and Sara Quin started making music in mid-'90s Calgary, where they were born and grew up. Since then, they've won Juno awards, a Governor General's Award, and performed at the Oscars. While they were busy doing all that, they've also been out advocates for LGBTQ rights, launching the Tegan and Sara Foundation in 2016 to advance issues of economic justice and health for LGBTQ girls and women. They join Steve Paikin to talk about their new album and memoir, both of which head back to the high school days where their journeys began. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda welcomes author Anna Mehler Paperny talks about her personal experience with suicidal thoughts and how she's learned to live with depression. Then, historian Anne Harrington discusses the history of psychiatry's quest to understand the biological basis of mental health.
The Agenda examines what Canada's foreign policy strategy might look like under a Liberal minority government. Then, what will it take to break Britain's Brexit impasse?
The Agenda looks at how stricter international laws and policies have led to plummeting foreign adoption rates in Canada. Then, author Jenny Heijun Wills discusses her experience of being raised by a family of a different ethnicity and culture - the subject of her memoir, "Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related."
The Agenda examines the deepening resentments from some western provinces following the federal election. Then, what the Bloc Québécois' rise to prominence means for that province and the rest of Canada.
The Agenda welcomes CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta to discuss his new book, "The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America." Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda analyzes the advisory-panel results on how the province is planning to improve its autism services. Then, examining the details of a new report which has found that police officers need better and clearer mental health and suicide prevention resources.
What measures are needed to make roads safer and reduce the number of traffic deaths in Ontario? Then, why the journey to opening day for many rail transit projects is a challenging one.
The Agenda shines a light on the work that's being done at Emily's House - a refuge for children who need respite and palliative care. Then, Dr. David Sheard discusses Butterfly Care Homes, a new approach to helping dementia patients.
The Agenda discusses the fiscal state of the province.
Soldiers from northern Ontario contributed a great deal to the Second World War but little has been written specifically about them. A new book titled "Untold: Northeastern Ontario's Military Past, Volume 2" helps Ontario readers understand the sacrifices. Co-author Dieter K. Buse, a former Royal Canadian Air Force drill instructor, recounts some memorable stories about what soldiers were responsible for and what they endured. Trucking in Ontario remains a difficult industry for women to break into. Trucker Shelley Uvanile-Hesch talks to Jeyan Jeganathan about the barriers to entry and her advocacy work as head of the Women's Trucking Federation of Canada.
The Agenda welcomes British author and historian William Hemming to discuss how a Manitoba-born spy led a secret British campaign to get the U.S. into the Second World War - the subject of his book "Agents of Influence." Then, Kelly Thompson, a former captain in the Canadian Armed Forces talks about the rampant sexism and abuse she experienced during her career.
Steve Paikin chats with the long-time leader of the federal Green Party about her decision to call it quits and what change and renewal will mean for the party going forward.
The Agenda discusses a new report by the Munk School of Global Affairs focusing on Ontario's urban-rural divide, the way it reveals itself, and what can be done to bridge the gap. Then, does the GTHA have access to the number of skilled workers that'll be needed to breath life into its many proposed transit infrastructure projects?
The Agenda welcomes British science journalist Angela Saini to discuss the history and ideology of race science.
The Agenda welcomes the former leader of the federal Liberals to discuss his recent work, populist unrest in Europe, and last month's Canadian election. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories they're following. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda examines how key psychological differences can determine whether a person leans liberal or conservative in their politics. Then, science journalist Ziya Tong discusses her new book, "The Reality Bubble: Blind Spots, Hidden Truths, and the Dangerous Illusions That Shape Our World."
The Agenda looks at the Catholic church today, and how it might come back from several controversies. Then, examining the account of a sexual abuse survivor's legal fight against the Catholic church - the subject of "Prey," an award-winning TVO Original documentary.
What are the tradeoffs that make a minority parliament work? What party is in a position of strength/weakness? The Agenda looks at the options in the Liberal-led minority government, and how long it might last. Then, Jane Philpott on life after the loss of her Markham-Stouffville seat.
The Agenda welcomes Doug Downey to discuss his new role as Ontario's attorney general and what's on his to-do list. Then, how Ontario's government-owned cannabis business lost $42 million in its first year.
The collective agreements for teachers in Ontario expired at the start of the school year. The teachers' unions and ministry representatives have been at the bargaining table to reach consensus. But, with no agreement reached, the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario will begin work-to-rule action next week. ETFO president Sam Hammond talks to Steve Paikin about what's at stake. Ian McCallum, an Indigenous language educator and Shelby Lisk, our Ontario Hubs reporter on Indigenous issues, have both embarked on learning the languages of their family ancestry. For McCallum that's Lunaape, and he's one of only a handful of people who understand it. For Lisk, it's Mohawk. They talk to Jeyan Jeganathan about their journeys to unlock their culture and history through language and why it's important for Indigenous languages to re-emerge and be preserved.
The Agenda welcomes author and publisher Bhaskar Sunkara to discuss what forms socialism might take in the 21st century, the subject of his book "The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality." Then, author and environmental activist Naomi Klein discusses her latest book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal." And, health journalist André Picard answers 10 questions on organ donation.
The Agenda looks at how Amazon and other online outlets have become flooded with counterfeit goods and what can be done about it. Then, examining the commodification of reflecting on the past.
The Agenda examines the pros and cons of a massive highway project that would connect Vaughan and Milton. Then, how Ontario can fix its urban-rural economic disparity.
The Agenda welcomes Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act chair David Lepofsky to discuss how close the province is to achieving its goal of becoming fully accessible by 2025. Then, author and professor Catherine McKercher discusses her book about the history of institutions for people with intellectual disabilities.
Steve Paikin talks to Vic Fedeli about his role in the Ontario PC government. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda welcomes biographer and historian Charlotte Gray to discuss the life and mysterious murder of Sir Harry Oakes - an American-born gold miner who earned his fortune in northern Ontario. Then, author and Toronto Star reporter Katie Daubs on the century-old disappearance of Toronto theatre impresario Ambrose Small.
The Agenda examines the complexities that arise for Indigenous groups in favour of energy and resource development. Then, economist Armine Yalnizyan shines a light on the economic and social issues related to the changing nature of work.
The Agenda welcomes Alykhan Velshi, head of corporate affairs at Huawei Canada to respond to the intense criticism the Chinese tech giant has faced over the past year. Then, are Canada and China any closer to resolving their differences? Experts weigh in with their thoughts.
The Agenda remembers the 14 women who were killed at Montreal's École Polytechnique in 1989 and what progress has been made on the issue of violence against women three decades on.
The Agenda welcomes journalist Megan Twohey to discuss her book, "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement," about her work on the New York Times investigation into Harvey Weinstein that catapulted the #MeToo movement into existence. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda welcomes author Anand Giridharadas to discuss his skepticism towards the philanthropic work of the ultra-wealthy - the subject of his book "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World." Then, should Canada impose a tax on the country's richest households to help tackle its rising economic disparity?
It's been a half-century since the birth of the internet. The Agenda looks at the overwhelming changes the technology has created. Then, former Canadian senator Hugh Segal speaks with Steve Paikin about his memoir "Bootstraps Need Boots: One Tory's Lonely Fight to End Poverty in Canada."
The Agenda discusses why math scores continue to be a concern for parents and educators in Ontario. Then, military historian Ted Barris provides an in-depth look at the contributions made by medics in the field of battle - the subject of his new book "Rush to Danger: Medics in the Line of Fire."
The Agenda's annual music show focuses on the friendship between singers Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich, the topic of a theatre production; Tafelmusik's new music director, and a unique blend of baroque, classical, folk, and contemporary music.
The Agenda welcomes the five finalists for the inaugural Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda explores some of the reasons that volunteerism is on the decline in Canada, how that's affecting non-profit and charitable organizations, and what can be done to boost participation. Then, Toronto sports journalist Dan Robson looks back on the life of legendary Toronto Maple Leaf Johnny Bower.
The Agenda looks at why charitable giving feels harder for some than for others. Then, columnist and author Michael Coren discusses his new book "Reclaiming Faith: Inclusion, Grace, and Tolerance."
The Agenda unpacks what's behind the "OK Boomer" meme that depicts the divide between millennials and older generations. Then, Progressive Conservative MPP Belinda Karahalios discusses her private member's bill that she hopes will bring transparency to internal political party elections.
The Agenda explores the changing nature of the cinematic experience and how movie theatres are coping with the pressures brought on by streaming platforms such as Amazon, Netflix, Apple TV+, HBO, and Disney+. Then, Dan Piepenbring discusses what it was like to help pen the memoir of musical icon Prince.
The Agenda discusses artisanal distilling in Canada. Then Matthew Bellamy talks about his book, "Brewed in the North: A History of Labatt's." Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan visits Emily's House a remarkable palliative-care centre for children. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda welcomes biographer and historian Charlotte Gray to discuss the life and mysterious murder of Sir Harry Oakes - an American-born gold miner who earned his fortune in northern Ontario. Then, author Salman Rushie explores the dilemmas of a world that has lost its grip on the truth - the subject matter of his newest novel, "Quichotte."
The Agenda examines the effectiveness of the many anti-bullying efforts in use across Ontario. Then, how will Canada approach issues in the Arctic, from climate change to global power competitors such as Russia?
The Agenda welcomes Cathy Crowe to discuss Canada's worsening homelessness crisis and how people can take action. Then, a panel of experts explain why colleges and universities are experiencing a steep decline in history majors while the subject's popularity is on the rise through podcasts and documentaries.
World Issues to Watch in 2020; Podcaster Dan Carlin The Agenda looks ahead at the big issues facing the world this year. Then, American political commentator and podcaster Dan Carlin discusses his new book "The End Is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments, from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses."
Ontario Hubs regional journalists discuss stories they're covering. And, The Agenda highlights tops stories from the week.
The Greater Toronto Area is on pace to add millions of residents over the next few decades. Transit experts discuss what'll be required to move a boom of new commuters across the region. Then, how the town of Innisfil is planning to transform itself into a cutting-edge community.
Should employers be responsible for the happiness of their employees? We discuss the emerging trend in workplace satisfaction and balance.
Is climate inaction the result of tensions and political infighting between countries? As massive wildfires continue to burn in Australia, we look at why the world doesn't seem to be moving forward to save the planet. Then, Adam Shoalts on his 4,000-kilometre solo adventure across Canada's Arctic.
What will children around the globe and in Canada be facing in the future and how will their rights continue to be protected? We look at what growing up will look like in the next decade. Then, UNICEF ambassador Bayan Yammout on how being raised in a war zone helps her work with children during times of conflict.
What do Ontario parents need to know as teachers prepare to go on strike and how will job action affect thousands of elementary and high school students across the province? And, a review of this week's top stories.
Will higher rates of taxes for the world's ultra-rich solve the economic inequality that exists across the world? Steve Paikin addresses this hot topic in the inaugural edition of TVO Debates.
How can Ontario municipalities achieve financial sustainability when faced with infrastructure and asset- management challenges? Then, Gary Crawford, Toronto's budget chief, and Shelley Carroll, the city's former budget chief, kick off the third season of TVO's Political Blind Date by taking a close look at how to best manage a budget shortfall after provincial funding cuts.
The Agenda addresses some of the questions that remain about Iran's downing of a Ukrainian plane which claimed the lives of 57 Canadians.
An in-depth look at a new animal welfare system now in force in across the province. Then, what is the state of racetrack operations in Ontario and what does the future hold for the province's horse-racing community?
The federal Conservative leadership race is officially on. How will it be different than the last one? Who are the candidates? What do they bring to the table? A panel of politicos discuss the state of play in the lead up to the March 25th decision. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss their stories. And, a review of the week's top news.
Can Ontario's construction industry handle a complex series of infrastructure projects over the next decade? Then, Ecofiscal Commission chair Chris Ragan explains how close Canada is to meeting its 2030 goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by almost one-third from where it sits now.
Can acknowledging and adapting to failure help individuals and organizations pursue innovation and build resilience? Then, is there science behind making questionable or regrettable choices?
Renowned neuroscientist Daniel Levitin reveals the secrets to aging gracefully and how to live life to the fullest even as the years dwindle. Then, at what time of life do people report the highest levels of happiness?
On February 1, TVO presents the world broadcast premiere of "There Are No Fakes," a TVO Original documentary that dives into the shadowy world of art fraud in Canada. Filmmaker Jamie Kastner talks about what went into making the documentary, the forgery ring that plagued the market for Indigenous art star Norval Morrisseau's work, and Morrisseau's legacy itself. Then, how a tuition-waiver program is helping former youth in care in Ontario.
The Novel Coronavirus is a major outbreak in China, and at least two cases have been confirmed in Ontario. Tonight, we look at how it's spreading, Ontario's preparedness and what the province has learned from SARS in 2003 and applied to this new virus, the progress on a vaccine, and how Ontario is managing information so as not to alarm the public. TVO's regional journalists discuss stories they're following. Then, a roundup of highlights from this week's programming.
How can a tuition-waiver program help youth formerly in care in Ontario? Then, ,Canada's Queen of R&B" Jully Black talks to Nam Kiwanuka about her musical theatre debut in "Caroline, or Change" - the story of a Black maid working for a Jewish family in the 1960s civil rights movement-era.
What are Canada's economic prospects for 2020? How will the country contend with a worsening global outlook? Then, exploring the state of relations between men and women, and why the word "creepy" is so often being used to describe some men.
Should more be done to modernize investment regulations and introduce more innovative pensions to encourage individual investors in Canada? Then, author Keith Ross Leckie shares a new version of what befell the Black Donnellys - a famous Irish family in Ontario that came to a tragic demise.
Is it time to update the Canadian communications system? We look at the findings and recommendations of a new report on CRTC regulations. Then, Canadian mathematician and author John Mighton explains how easy math can be when it's taught well and how numeracy leads to a better society.
Activist and writer Desmond Cole discusses his book, The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power. Then, TVO's regional journalist report stories from around the province. And we review top stories from the week.
The Agenda looks at what a new generation of musicians brings to the Canadian music industry. Then, authors Shawn Chirrey and Simon Harvey provide a detailed account of the Toronto's 1980s hardcore- punk scene.
Is there an end in sight for the contract standoff between teachers' unions and the Ontario government? Then, an in-depth look at some of the key challenges facing the city of Hamilton as it grapples with rapid growth.
One of the most important consequences of climate change will be its effect on agriculture. So, how will that alter what Canadians eat in the future? Then, examining the surge of lab-grown foods and the potential they have as an alternative to animal products.
After a series of controversies at a handful of universities, The Agenda asks whether student governments on Canadian campuses require more oversight.
Rabbi Denise Handlarski discusses Christian-Jewish marriages and the difficulties that arise from having different religious backgrounds, the subject of her book, "The A-Z of Intermarriage."
The Agenda unpacks what's behind the "OK Boomer" meme that depicts the divide between millennials and older generations. Then, author Robert Teigrob, on his book chronicling William Lyon Mackenzie King's remarkable expedition to Hitler's Germany in an effort to avert the Second World War.
What do we know, and what don't we know, about the coronavirus? We look at the worldwide efforts to stop the spread COVID-19 Then, author and historian Timothy C. Winegard on how mosquitoes have become a most deadly predator.
TVO hosts the Ontario Liberal leadership debate at The Agenda studio in Toronto. Moderated by Steve Paikin, all six Liberal leadership candidates discuss their priorities: Michael Coteau, Steven Del Duca, Kate Graham, Brenda Hollingsworth, Mitzie Hunter, and Alvin Tedjo.
What's happening with the dispute over the Coastal GasLink pipeline that's inspired protests across the country? Then, how a Toronto's Soulpepper theatre company is rebuilding itself after a very public scandal.
Should economic growth be suspended altogether in order to mitigate the risks of climate change and save the planet? The Agenda examines a new economic philosophy that is challenging the status quo.
How does the PC government's energy policy plan to provide Ontarians access to cost effective and environmentally responsible energy? Then, Ontario Power Generation president and CEO Ken Hartwick outlines what's being done to deal with the permanent disposal of nuclear waste.
Debt, climate change, trade deal tensions - is operating a family farm still a viable way to make a living in Ontario? Then, why farmers and animal rights groups are clashing over a new Ontario government bill attempting to silence whistle blowers and activists with harsh fines and penalties.
Why is a group of health professionals calling on the Ontario government to reinstate paid sick days? Then, examining the findings of a new report recommending more spending on universal early childhood education.
After 20 years awarding prizes for best Canadian work of non-fiction, the RBC Taylor Prize is winding down. This year's finalists join us to discuss their books. Then, Northwestern Ontario Hub reporter Jon Thompson discusses a Syrian food program gaining popularity in Thunder Bay. And we review this week's top stories.
As their party continues to rebuild after last fall's election, five conservatives discuss what they'd like to change and who is best positioned to lead them in a new direction. Then, how Ontario is creating a framework to encourage and support innovators.
What's behind the skyrocketing housing prices worldwide? A new documentary titled "Push" unearths why big cities have become unaffordable for most people. Our panelists debate the issues presented in the documentary. Then, before Toronto can begin construction on a massive new downtown park, it'll have to acquire the "air rights" over the space. We'll explain what that means.
Are there cyborgs living amongst us? Meet a new subculture that is embedding technology into their bodies to enhance or augment themselves. Then, a Toronto-based brain surgeon outlines the progress being made in treating Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases.
As housing and business costs become even more out of reach for many people in the GTA, how might some of the region's peripheral cities leverage their assets and become successful as they take on the overflow? Then, what can Ontario cities learn from Quebec to better protect tenants?
On the eve of the Ontario Liberal leadership vote, former Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne talks to Steve Paikin about her time in government.
Canada comes up short when it comes to putting more women at the helm of corporate boards. Can a new government bill mandating that all public companies disclose information about the diversity of their boards and senior management change that? Then, why certain historical women who've played a role in shaping the world have been largely ignored by historians, and the new movement seeking to redress that.
After the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is it time to rethink America's role in the world? Then, bestselling nonfiction author Erik Larson talks about his latest book "The Splendid and the Vile," a compelling new portrait of Winston Churchill and London during The Blitz of the Second World War.
As the number of reported cases of the COVID-19 rises worldwide, what health and safety rights does one have when dealing with an employer? And, what can the government force people to do in the name of containing a further spread? Then, Canadian philanthropist Margaret McCain makes the case for why Canada should spend more on early childhood education.
Arson. Shootings. What's behind the ongoing conflict between tow truck operators in the GTA? Then, what would it take for the Toronto Transit Commission to be free of charge?
As the world grapples with containing the coronavirus, the economy has already taken quite a hit. To discuss what's happened and how Canada will fare, The Agenda welcomes Lindsay Tedds, professor and scientific director of fiscal economic policy at The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, and Frances Donald, managing director, chief economist and head of Macro Strategy at Manulife Investment Management. In more than 300 communities across Ontario, public libraries open their doors to readers, and increasingly, others looking for a much wider range of services. Our Ontario hubs journalists have been looking into the many uses for libraries and why funding them is still so important, and they chat with Jeyan Jeganathan about what they found in each of their regions of the province. Then, we recap our top stories.
An update on issues resulting from COVID-19. Then, three experienced entrepreneurs explain what it takes to get startup businesses off the ground in Canadas burgeoning tech scene.
What is happening on the ground in Italy and what can Canada learn from that countrys experience with COVID-19? Then, cognitive scientist Jim Davies talks about the power of imagination.
An update on issues resulting from COVID-19. Then, being an Airbnb host or client have their perks. But what happens when things go wrong? And, how has the explosion of short-term rentals contributed to Ontarios housing crunch?
The Agenda discusses what Canadians can do to alleviate debt as regular life becomes disrupted due to COVID-19. Then, migraines affect millions of people around the world and come with huge health and economic costs. So why dont we know more about them?
An update on issues resulting from COVID-19. As Ontario fights the spread of COVID-19, what lessons from the 2003 SARS epidemic have informed the decisions being made now? The Agenda welcomes key players from that crisis: Tony Clement, the former Ontario minister of health; Paul Cantin, who was then the minister's press secretary; Mike McCarthy, then a senior policy adviser to the Ministry of Health; and Kristina Gentes, then a policy adviser to Premier Ernie Eves. COVID-19's presence in Ontario's northern regions poses a very specific risk to remote and fly-in communities with smaller populations often living in close quarters with far fewer health care options and resources. Northeastern Ontario Hub journalist Nick Dunne provides an update on how those regions are faring in pandemic preparation. The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
The Agenda welcomes biographer and historian Charlotte Gray to discuss the life and mysterious murder of Sir Harry Oakes - an American-born gold miner who earned his fortune in northern Ontario. Then, author and Toronto Star reporter Katie Daubs on the century-old disappearance of Toronto theatre impresario Ambrose Small.
What are the steps and challenges in formulating the much-needed vaccine for COVID-19? Then, we look at zoonotic diseases and how this dangerous transfer of disease from animals to humans is becoming more frequent.
The spread of COVID-19 has meant that the Ontario government has changed its budget plans and will release a fiscal update instead. The Agenda looks at the update and what it means for Ontarians who are feeling the effects of income loss and mounting bills, and business that are dealing with layoffs and decreased revenue.
The COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily halted live entertainment and sports. What does this mean for actors, musicians, and arts and entertainment workers. Then, how are sports broadcasters and writers spending their time while sports venues are dark?
The Agenda provides updates on the constantly evolving COVID-19 situation and puts some of the day's events in context for Ontarians. Then, Ontario Hubs reporters provide updates on how the situation is unfolding in their regions. And, we review our top stories this week.
How are Canada's Indigenous populations dealing with the fallout of the pandemic? Then, a recovered COVID-19 patient describes what it's been like to have the virus.
With school districts across the country shutting down for weeks or months, what can be done to meet the needs and interests of children during a period of social distancing? Then, what it's like for nurses and doctors who've been on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.
Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce discusses how his government is planning to keep students learning while classes remain suspended. Then, will COVID-19 change the world's perception of the global economic system?
What causes certain people to stick to their beliefs and act with skepticism despite overwhelming contradictory evidence? Then, will the spread of COVID-19 lead to a long-lasting erosion of civil liberties and personal freedom?
How does artificial intelligence help in keeping track of the spread of COVID-19 around the world? Then, has getting the word out about physical distancing helped to flatten the curve? And, Ontario Hubs journalists report on how regions across Ontario are handling the pandemic.
How is COVID-19 affecting victims of sexual assault and domestic violence? Then, examining some of the concerns about the virus' spread in the province's correctional facilities.
Is a universal basic income the key to Canada's economic survival in the wake of COVID-19? Experts helps us understand what such a program could do for lower-income Ontarians.
How can Canada and Ontario best protect frontline health-care working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, Jim Davies discusses his book, "Imagination: The Science of Your Mind's Greatest Power."
How will the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic change how populations of megacities behave? Then, an update on how the pandemic is playing out in Ontario's northwestern region. And, what is it like to travel the Rideau Canal by canoe?
How are Ontario veterinarians and animal shelters responding to the needs of the communities they serve? Then, why the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a perfect environment for fraudsters and how to avoid being the victim of a scam.
Who gets to live and die in the time of a pandemic? Experts explain how the ethical framework has changed for frontline health-care workers. Then, Brian Greene discusses his book, "Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe."
How could housing policy change in the wake of COVID-19? Then, what needs to happen before social distancing is eased, and what incremental steps will be put in place until society and the workforce is back to normal?
The Agenda provides up-to-date information and context about the COVID-19 pandemic in the province and country.
The Agenda provides up-to-date information and context about the COVID-19 pandemic in the province and country. Then, TVO's regional journalist discuss COVID-19 issues from around the province.
Ontario's Minister of Finance Rod Phillips discusses his government's response to COVID-19 and its plan for the province's economic recovery once the pandemic subsides. Then, are sweeping lockdown measures leading to more social and economic harm than good?
The massive changes and disruptions facing the world today have led to a time of collective suffering and sorrow. How can those mourning the loss of normalcy manage their grief during the global health crisis?
Will COVID-19 reshape Sino-Canadian relations? Then, Hall of Famer Ken Dryden discusses Scotty Bowman's astonishing record of success and what made him so special as a coach.
A look at why cities across the country are struggling with lost revenues and whether economic relief is on its way. Then how COVID-19 changing criminal behaviour and policing in Canada.
How are general practitioners and family health teams coping with caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic? Then, TVO's regional journalists report on how COVID-19 is affecting communities across the province.
Journalist Jen Gerson outlines the negative consequences of snitching on those who deviate slightly from the lockdown rules. Then, has Sweden's approach to looser social-distancing policies been successful? And, what will a post-COVID-19 China look like?
What does data reveal about why race, gender, and class factor into cases of COVID-19?
Will the severity of the pandemic lead to an intensified review of Canada's national security policy? Then, will the COVID-19 crisis prove to bring a natural end to neoliberalism?
What do the historic negative levels of global oil prices mean for Canada? Then, how will Canada's small businesses re-emerge after the pandemic has ended?
Erin Kelly provides an update on the latest data from Polly, the AI pollster, on the concerns of Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, a check on how online learning is going for Ontario's students, parents, and teachers.
Urban dwellers choosing to ride out the pandemic at their cottages are drawing the ire of many rural Ontario communities. Is there a compromise? Then, why anxiety disorders among young people may be more intensified because of COVID-19.
Huge federal and provincial financial incentives have been announced on an almost daily basis since the COVID-19 pandemic began. But where does all that money come from? Then, how stress and lack of a structured routine during these uncertain times can lead to the over-consumption of alcohol, and self-medicating with drugs.
How will the resumption of medical services that have been put on hold factor into Ontario's reopening framework? Then, an update of what we now know about COVID-19 and how dangerous it has been for people with underlying health conditions.
Will Canada continue with its immigration plans, or scale them back due to COVID-19? Then, examining the effects of the pandemic on low- and middle-income countries.
Authors of this year's Lionel Gelber Prize for literary foreign affairs non-fiction discuss their book, "The Light that Failed: A Reckoning." Then, how is COVID-19 affecting those with disabilities? And, TVO's regional journalists report on how COVID-19 is affecting communities they're covering.
Are Canadians feeling tired and worn down by news about the coronavirus? Then, how the anti-vaccine community and pandemic deniers are responding to COVID-19.
How will the social and educational needs of students be met when schools get back up and running? Then, discussing the pandemic's effect on Ontario's bottom line.
Will the COVID-19 crisis prove to bring a natural end to the neoliberal order?
Renowned behavioural economist Dan Ariely discusses his research related to COVID-19. Then, how quantum computing is developing an array of applications to help battle the coronavirus.
It is unclear if camps will open this summer amid COVID-19 concerns. Is there a way for them to adapt to a pandemic? Then, what are the big challenges facing art galleries, museums, and other cultural institutions? And, Ontario Hubs reporters talk about COVID-19 developments in their regions of the province.
Many of Ontario's small businesses are facing financial disaster and may not benefit from the federal-provincial aid program meant to help them. What can be done to ensure that the burden is shared between landlords and tenants? Then, why women are being hit the hardest by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cleaner air, clearer skies, and more wildlife sightings. Will the world return to business as usual or make efforts to maintain some of the environmental benefits brought on by the pandemic? Then, what behavioural shifts during the pandemic are here to stay?
Is COVID-19 presenting Canadians with a golden opportunity to lead healthier lives?
Migraines affect millions of people around the world and come with huge health and economic costs. So why don't we know more about them? Then, TVO's regional journalists report on how COVID-19 is affecting the communities they cover.
Ontarios tourism industry is experiencing unprecedented revenue losses due to the pandemic. What actions are needed for it to recover and rebuild? Then, how the provinces border towns are coping with the impact of COVID-19 border closures.
Journalist and filmmaker Martin Himel discusses his latest documentary, The Arrest. This TVO Original documentary follows several Ontarians whose lives have been shattered by their wrongful arrests. Then, exploring how racial minorities are particularly vulnerable in Ontarios criminal-justice system. And, organized crime expert Antonio Nicaso explains how broken supply chains during COVID-19 are affecting drug trafficking and other underworld activities.
A universal basic income, financial relief for businesses, an assault-rifle ban Erin Kelly, CEO of Advanced Symbolics Inc., reveals what Polly, her AI surveyor, is saying about some top-of-mind issues for many Canadians.
How have Canadian provinces and territories compared in their responses to the pandemic? Then, epidemiologist Colin Furness breaks down where Ontario is at with testing and the accuracy of the results.
Author and The Atlantic magazine columnist David Frum discusses his book, "Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy." Then, TVOs regional reporters discuss how their communities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Arguments for a four-day- work week have been circulating for years. Could Canada adopt the idea in order to help spark the economy post-pandemic? Then, is Canada's food-production system in need of a transformation?
Will the pandemic cause Canada to re-evaluate its trading relationship with the U.S. and pursue a more self-sufficient model? Then, how do American expats living in Canada view their country's response to COVID-19?
COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on students, staff, and administrations at Ontario's post-secondary institutions. The Agenda looks at how they're dealing with the uncertainty of the fall semester.
What is the fate of authors, filmmakers, and artists of all types whose works were pushed back, cancelled, or put on hold by COVID-19? Then, Steve Paikin talks to Rabbi Bernard Baskin to find out what it's like experiencing a pandemic at 100 years of age.
Advanced Symbolics Inc., CEO Erin Kelly reports on what Polly the AI pollster has learned about how Canadians are viewing life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, Ontario Hubs regional journalists report on developments around the province.
Ontario is now considering reopening the economy on a regional basis. What would a jurisdictional recovery look like and what are some of the health concerns associated with that approach? The Agenda welcomes Bryan Paterson, mayor of Kingston; Ed Holder, mayor of London; and Penny Sutcliffe, medical officer of health for Public Health Sudbury and Districts, to discuss the plan. Then, examining the efficacy of Ontario's contact tracing infrastructure.
Erin Kelly, CEO of Advanced Symbolics Inc., tells us what her AI tool Polly is saying about Canadian attitudes towards the Black Lives Matter protests sweeping the globe, the movement to defund the police, and other issues. Then, how will the approach to urban infrastructure design and transport modes be different after COVID-19?
What does Ontario need to do to confront anti-black racism? The chair of the newly created Premier's Council on Equality of Opportunity, Jamil Jivani, explains. Should all Ontarians be wearing face masks? Experts discuss one of the most enduring debates of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With Toronto poised to lose about $1.5 billion by the end of the year, mayor John Tory addresses the city's financial needs in the wake of COVID-19. Then, three former Jeopardy champions discuss the origins and popularity of trivia, how it is adapting to current events, and what trivia competitions can teach us about learning and memory.
How is Ontario's reopening going and does the approach to curbing the spread of COVID-19 need to change to spur the economy? Then, regional journalists report on stories affecting the communities they cover.
A new report has revealed that little progress has been made at the Peel School Board when addressing systemic racism. What must educators do to combat this persistent problem and bring about meaningful change?
Popular historian and author Rutger Bregman explains how people are indeed programmed to be kind, the subject of his new book, "Humankind: A Hopeful History." Then, examining the effects of past pandemics on social trust.
The push to defund the police is gaining momentum in some parts of the country, but what does that mean in practice? Then, economist Rob Gillezeau discusses his research into the effects of police bargaining rights on the treatment of civilians by police.
As Ontario continues to prepare for a post-coronavirus future, will getting on a bike play a bigger role as an everyday mode of transportation?
As Sara Diamond's time as president of OCAD comes to a close, she talks about her accomplishments in transforming an arts and design school into a full university. Then, TVO's regional journalist discuss stories concerning the communities they cover.
Recent violent police confrontations with Indigenous people have sparked outrage across the country. What is the path forward to improve the relationship between the RCMP and the communities it serves? Then, Jim Balsillie on how the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic should prompt change.
Over the next two evenings, Steve Paikin moderates a debate of the candidates vying to lead the Green Party of Canada. In this first instalment Judy Green, Amita Kuttner, David Merner, Glen Murray, and Annamie Paul answer questions about the top issues facing the country. Then, we hear from some coronavirus sufferers who've been dealing with symptoms for weeks, or even months.
In evening two of TVO's Green Party of Canada leadership debate, Meryam Haddad, Courtney Howard, Dimitri Lascaris, Dylan Perceval-Maxwell, and Andrew West give Canadians an idea about where they stand on some top issues. Steve Paikin moderates the second of two leadership debates. Then, we discuss some lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Toronto Police Service's chief Mark Saunders looks back on his five years at the helm - why he's stepping down at the end of July, as well as calls to defund police. Then, Asher Hill - Canadian skater, coach, and co-host of "That Figure Skating Show" - discusses his career, institutionalized racism in skating, and Black Lives Matter.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the election of Mike Harris and his Common Sense Revolution. Ontario's 22nd premier joins Steve Paikin for a feature interview. Then, journalists Christina Blizzard and Martin Regg Cohn discuss the legacy of the Harris years. And, Ontario Hubs regional journalists report on stories they're following.
The creator and star of Netflix's LGBTQ romantic comedy, "Feel Good," Mae Martin describes her rise in the ranks of Canadian comedy.
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