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In case you missed it, Steve Paikin moderates a debate in front of a live audience at the University of Toronto’s Victoria College. Two teams argue whether billionaires should be heavily taxed in an effort to alleviate poverty and reduce income inequality.
While cities across Ontario face housing crises, a grassroots land-trust initiative in Chatham-Kent is acquiring real estate to develop affordable homes. Southwestern Ontario Hubs reporter Mary Baxter explains how this approach, rarely seen in Canada, works.
This weekend on TVO
Saturday, 9 p.m. — Ballet Boys
Lukas, Syvert, and Torgeir love to dance, but do they have what it takes to be the best? This inspiring film introduces the three young Norwegians, all of whom are passionate about ballet. As they near the end of high school, they must decide whether they have the commitment and skill to make a career in dance. The boys' friendship will be challenged by the choices they make at this vital stage in their lives.
Sunday, 10 p.m. — Political Blind Date: City Finances
This week, TVO’s popular series Political Blind Date premiered its third season. In this episode, Gary Crawford and Shelley Carroll — Toronto’s current and former budget chiefs, respectively — faced off on how to find more revenue for cities dealing with shortfalls.
Billy Bishop Goes to War is one of the most popular Canadian musicals ever written and performed. John MacLachlan Gray, who penned the two-man play that dramatizes the life of Canadian WWI fighter pilot Billy Bishop, joined Richard Ouzounian for a chat in this video from 1999. The two discussed how the project came about and why Canadians embraced it. “Well, frankly, I think because it went to New York City and it got good reviews — that's what made it important,” said Gray. “The record of Canadian shows, they go to New York, they get panned, they die. And Billy Bishop didn't get panned.”