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Premier Doug Ford said the province may start putting up billboards along 400-series highways to bring in advertising revenue, CTV News reports. Speaking in Kitchener, Ford mentioned highways in the U.S. as an inspiration. “You go down I-75, you see these signs everywhere,” he said. “That would create a couple of hundred million more for the province that we could allocate for education [or] transportation.”
On January 1, Canada became the first global jurisdiction to require federally incorporated public companies to disclose diversity data beyond the gender of senior management and directors — including numbers of Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, and people living with disability. Will that translate into greater diversity in the country’s boardrooms? The Agenda welcomes Tanya van Biesen, of Catalyst Canada; Jennifer Reynolds, of Toronto Financial International; and Paulette Senior, of the Canadian Women’s Foundation.
Art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon explores one of the largest collections in the world — more than a million works of art and decorative objects acquired by Britain’s monarchy over the past 500 years. This episode, the second of four, focuses on the late 1600s.
On Saturday, Steven Del Duca won the Ontario Liberal Party leadership. Queen’s Park columnist John Michael McGrath examines Del Duca’s record to determine just what type of leader he might be. “Any leader comes with pros and cons,” he writes. “And any leader the Liberals chose was going to face many of the same daunting obstacles. What’s notable about Del Duca is that the demerits on his record are already well known. Indeed, they’re nearly part of his brand at this point.”
Tonight on TVO
8 p.m. — The Agenda: A more restrained American foreign policy?
In the wake of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is it time to rethink America’s role in the world? The Agenda debates the future of U.S. power with Stephen Walt, an international affairs professor at Harvard University; Hussein Ibish, senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington; and Janice Stein, founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.
9 p.m. — Vancouver: No Fixed Address
Part of TVO’s month-long series called The Housing Gap, this documentary takes an uncompromising look at Vancouver, one of Canada’s costliest cities in which to reside, where citizens fight to preserve homes as living spaces, not global financial commodities.
A documentary portrait of a homeless man shot during a standoff with Toronto police in 1997. Edmond Yu’s death sparked debate about police use of force and the handling of people experiencing mental illness.