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Toronto Holocaust survivor in Poland to mark sombre anniversary
Miriam Ziegler, who as a child appeared in a famous photo taken at Auschwitz-Birkenau, is scheduled to join other Holocaust survivors today to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp. More than 1.1 million people were murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau, including Ziegler’s father. The 84-year-old says she’s noticed a rise in hatred around the world. “It scares me. And that's why I want as many people as I can to tell my story to,” she says.
Can big business help alleviate poverty? Social impact bonds are an unorthodox marriage of capitalism and charity, raising private capital to fund social services. This documentary tracks the growth of the new financial model, which proponents argue could solve society's most complex problems.
The Toronto Region Board of Trade released a report last week on “workforce housing” — that is, building homes that are affordable for the workers on which businesses rely. That’s important, columnist John Michael McGrath says, as a city needs workers to be able to live within it. But such policy also carries potential pitfalls, and Toronto should tread warily. “One thing Toronto’s leadership should avoid from the outset,” he writes, “is tying people’s housing directly to their employment status: workers already worry about losing their jobs; having to worry about that and losing their homes would be a disaster.”
Tonight on TVO
8 p.m. — The Agenda: Infrastructure challenges in Ontario
Major infrastructure projects such as transit and housing are facing a new pressure point — a shortage of skilled tradespeople. Andy Manahan, of the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario; Jan De Silva, of the Toronto Region Board of Trade; and Ehren Cory, of Infrastructure Ontario join a panel of experts to address this and other infrastructure challenges.
10 p.m. — The Story of Egypt: Invasion
This episode charts how Egypt's enemies exploited a country weakened by internal strife, ultimately leading to its destruction. Egyptologist Joann Fletcher journeys south to Sudan, where she finds the remarkable story of the forgotten Nubian kings.