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Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark announced on Friday that the province has opted not to make significant changes to Ontario’s eight regional governments. Instead, the Globe and Mail reports, Queen’s Park will provide $143 million for municipalities to “find new ways to lower costs and improve services.” Many thought major municipal reforms were coming after the Ford government cut the size of Toronto city council last year. The decision not to pursue change means Mississauga’s long-standing dream of breaking free of Peel Region and becoming a stand-alone city has been dashed.
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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 and a Governor General’s Award and have performed at the Oscars. They’re also advocates for LGBTQ rights, having launched 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 were inspired by their high-school days.
In the final instalment of TVO.org’s series of interviews with federal party insiders, political columnist Matt Gurney asks a Liberal organizer just what happened during the 2019 election. Gurney’s source says disillusionment with Doug Ford’s provincial government contributed to the Liberals’ sweep of Toronto. But they also note that campaign workers were distracted by Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal. “I was sitting at an event. I started getting texts about Trudeau in blackface. It was terrible,” the organizer tells Gurney. “As a person of colour, it just sucked the life out of me and other organizers. I couldn’t canvass for days. I know a lot of other people felt the same.”
This weekend on TVO
Saturday, 9 p.m. — Empire of the Tsars: Age of Extremes
Historian Lucy Worsley examines Catherine the Great’s extraordinary reign and the conflict with Napoleonic France that provides the setting for War and Peace. Worsley begins in the 18th century, when the Romanov family built their great palaces — many of which were the scenes of affairs, coups, and murders.
Sunday, 11 p.m. — Mixed Match
This documentary explores the complex challenges that people of mixed ethnicity often face when trying to find compatible bone-marrow and cord-blood donors to treat life-threatening blood diseases, and highlights the need for multiethnic donors worldwide.
A veteran journalist and anchor of CBC’s The National from 1978 to 1988, Knowlton Nash talks to Richard Ouzounian about the early days of the CBC, which is the topic of his 1996 book, Cue the Elephant: Backstage Tales at the CBC. Nash’s career involved print journalism, wire-service reporting, television, and management, and he received many honours, including the Order of Canada. He died in 2014, at the age of 86.