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The provincial government announced that hospitals would soon be allowed to resume surgical procedures that had been delayed due to COVID-19 — but questions remain. Hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss the details and explain why Premier Doug Ford’s high approval rating won’t necessarily carry over to the ballot box.
The fight against COVID-19 is more complicated in countries without high-functioning health-care systems. To discuss the task that developing nations are facing, The Agenda welcomes Wendy Lai, an emergency physician and a board member at Doctors Without Borders Canada; and Steven Hoffman, director of York University’s Global Strategy Lab.
The team at the Toronto Wildlife Centre tries to find a new family for an orphaned swan; a family of baby rabbits needs help after a dog attacks its warren; and a snapping turtle with a cracked shell lays eggs.
Like most in-person arts programming, the 2020 Stratford Festival has been postponed — a blow to theatre-lovers such as journalist Diane Peters. “Clearly, the world has changed, and we all have much to process,” she writes. “Art helps us do that, but creative people are working with one hand tied behind their backs. Yes, from my laptop I can hear the Toronto Symphony Orchestra play a concerto and, via the National Arts Centre web site, see playwrights and authors do readings. This content may provide some sustenance for the art-starved, but it’s not quite the same.”
Youth centres across the province are closed, separating vulnerable children from critical supports. “With so many spaces closed,” writes Priya Iyer, “Mahum Ahmed, 27, a clinical youth-outreach worker in Peel Region, was most concerned for youth in traumatic situations, such as abusive homes, or transient housing. ‘They don’t have an out anymore,’ she says.”
Tonight on TVO
7 p.m. — The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts
Six craftspeople move to a remote country house and immerse themselves in the dreams of visionaries such as William Morris. Cut off from 21st-century life, they must transform the property by decorating and furnishing key rooms — making everything by hand, from scratch. In this episode, the crafters restore the communal areas.
8 p.m. — The Agenda: COVID-19 and people with disabilities
More than 2.5 million Ontarians, many of whom are seniors, live with a disability. What has the province done to ensure their safety? The Agenda welcomes Wendy Porch, executive director of the Centre for Independent Living; and David Lepofsky, chair of the Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act Alliance.