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Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, an independent non-profit organization, was formed to broaden economic discussions as they relate to climate change. It seeks to encourage the creation of practical policies and extend the conversation beyond academia. McGill University economist Chris Ragan, the commission’s chair, talks to Steve Paikin about the group’s final report exploring Canada’s options for reducing its greenhouse-gas emissions.
This film captures the Banico family’s arrival and first 150 days in Toronto, and it depicts the emotional journey of starting fresh in a new home. When she left her rural village in the Philippines for Canada nearly a decade ago, Melona Banico left her family behind. Now, she is sponsoring her three children and a grandson as immigrants.
TVO’s Shelby Lisk reports on a family’s struggle for the right to maintain a grave house for a deceased loved one. Part of a sacred Anishinaabe practice, the structure is placed above a burial site and meant to house the spirit of a loved one until they make their journey into the afterlife. But Dylan MacKinnon Ottertail recently discovered the grave house he placed above his sister’s resting place ran afoul of a City of Dryden bylaw. “It was best described as renewed grief, I think,” MacKinnon Ottertail tells TVO.org.
Tonight on TVO
8 p.m. — The Agenda: Success through failure
When you’re in the throes of it, failure never feels like something you want to embrace. But could moving on too quickly be a missed opportunity for a positive life lesson? Ashley Good, founder and CEO of the world’s first failure consultancy, Fail Forward, explains why falling down is sometimes necessary for moving forward.
9 p.m. — Political Blind Date: Subways
Toronto councillors Jim Karygiannis and Anthony Perruzza debate the city’s mass-transit needs, from the Bloor-Danforth subway extension to the Finch West LRT. They also discuss the province's plan to expand the subway system with the Ontario Line, which would link Exhibition Place to the Ontario Science Centre and provide some relief for the congested downtown core.
Caribbean-Canadian writer Nalo Hopkinson talks about the importance of remembering the Atlantic slave trade. "The idea of slavery is a powerful one,” she says. “It's one that we’re supposed to have forgotten, but 500 years later, you just don't forget."