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Mental health organization blames policy changes for Kingston closure
The Kingston branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association says changes in government health-care policy are forcing it to close its doors at the end of March, the Kingston Whig-Standard reports. Kingston CMHA officials say the problem is the province’s decision to emphasize clinical treatments over preventative programs in its health-care reforms. “We are going to find it increasingly difficult to access additional funding with these changes,” Kingston branch board member Shelly Lachine says.
One of the central promises that Doug Ford made during the Ontario election campaign in 2018 was to reduce hydro rates by 12 per cent. We look at how close the Ford government is to making good on that commitment with guests Mike Schreiner, leader of Ontario’s Green party; Charles Keizer, co-head of the Infrastructure and Energy Practice and lead of the Energy Regulatory Team at Torys LLP; and Jean Cumming, a legal consultant with an interest in hydro issues.
A virtually limitless supply of clean energy remains untapped across the world’s oceans. Tidal and wave power could revolutionize the way energy is harnessed. The Water Brothers get to the heart of this burgeoning industry by investigating technologies being deployed along the shores of Scotland and Northern Ireland. Back in Canada at the Bay of Fundy, home to the world's largest tides, they go rafting on massive tidal bores and discover this ocean of energy’s true potential.
Twenty-five years ago, Ontario Provincial Police shot and killed Dudley George, an unarmed Ojibwe man, when they moved in to break up a group of First Nations people who had occupied Ipperwash Provincial Park. Fallout from those 1995 events is still being felt today, and we look at how the province's history with Indigenous protests has shaped its response to the Tyendinaga blockade in eastern Ontario. Plus, hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss the Ontario Liberal leadership race.
In his ongoing series about First Nations blockades across Canada and how Indigenous law plays into them, Matt Gurney speaks to retired OPP officer Alan Miller about the volatile interactions between police and protesters. “Sometimes when the OPP works with First Nations communities in these kinds of problems, we don’t view it as crowd control — we view it as hostage negotiating,” Miller says. “That’s how we try to work with people to bring something to a non-violent end.”
Tonight on TVO
8 p.m. — The Agenda: Sunset on the family farm?
Agriculture employs far fewer people in Ontario than it once did, but it remains a critical force, contributing billions every year to the provincial economy. And for the thousands of family farms dotting the countryside, it’s serious business that’s getting harder every year. To discuss what’s happening to people making their living off the land, we talk to Keith Currie, president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture; Maggie Van Camp, owner of Redcrest Farms and director of agriculture at the consulting firm BDO; and Crystal Mackay, CEO of Loft 32, a company specializing in communications for the agricultural sector.
9 p.m. — The Man Who Saved the Louvre
At the dawn of the Second World War, a resistance group organized an incredible rescue of masterpieces from the Louvre Museum in Paris to keep them out of hands of Nazis. Jacques Jaujard, the museum's director, led the initiative. Although a devoted servant of the state, he used his knowledge of the system to preserve these priceless works. The film combines interviews and rare footage to reveal this important chapter of history.