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WE Charity no longer involved with $900M federal program
The WE Charity will no longer administer a $900-million student grant program. The partnership was criticized because of a longstanding relationship between the charity and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s family. When the partnership was announced, Trudeau said the public service advised that WE was the only organization capable of operating this sort of youth program — a claim that has been disputed.
A new resource from Queen’s University aims to demystify the legal world — and give workers such as Uber drivers access to informed advice. Eastern Ontario reporter David Rockne Corrigan joins The Agenda to discuss how gig economy workers have fared during COVID-19.
Most of the province is now in Stage 2 of Ontario’s reopening plan, which means that outdoor dining is a go. That has waitstaff choosing between potentially heightened risk and financial need. Journalist Sula Greene speaks to servers about their anxieties.
Research shows that masks help reduce the spread of COVID-19. So should we be required to wear them? And if so, who would give the order? Hamilton and Niagara reporter Justin Chandler speaks to health officials to find out.
This weekend on TVO
Saturday, 8 p.m. — Coast New Zealand: Hawkes Bay
Archeologist Neil Oliver tackles a coastal sport like no other and visits an exclusive haven for vulnerable species; historian Riria Hotere learns about an innovative fishing method; maritime archeologist Matt Carter investigates a wartime mystery; and geologist Hamish Campbell finds fortune in the region's tectonic terroir.
Sunday, 8 p.m. — Royal Recipes: Birthdays
Michael Buerk and chef Anna Haugh prepare food cooked for royal birthdays. At the 80th birthday celebrations for the Queen, they served venison with juniper. Anna also tries the chocolate cake said to be the traditional royal birthday cake.