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Revival of spring bear hunt renews years-long debate
Early reaction to the province’s decision to permanently revive the spring bear hunt is mixed, tbnewswatch.com reports. John Kaplanis of the Northwestern Ontario Sportsmen’s Alliance says his organization — along with tourism outfitters, northern municipalities, and rural landowners —supports the proposal. Barry MacKay of the Animal Alliance of Canada says that, since the province temporarily reopened the spring hunt as a pilot project in 2014, environmentalists have seen an increase in orphaned cubs dying young.
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As Ontario's municipalities prepare their annual budgets, differing philosophies emerge as to how growing cities should finance their futures. Benjamin Dachis of the C.D. Howe Institute; Enid Slack, of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy; and Toronto Star city hall reporter Jennifer Pagliaro discuss.
The new season of TVO’s critically acclaimed series pairs Toronto councillor and budget chief Gary Crawford with former budget chief Shelley Carroll. They try to find consensus on how to manage the city’s finances during a shortfall. Crawford believes in finding efficiencies, while Carroll thinks new revenue-generating tools are needed to pay for the city’s growth.
How effective are leaders’ debates during election campaigns? Steve Paikin continues his reporting on the future of the longstanding tradition. In this instalment, he weighs the pros and cons of including all party leaders in the English-language debate.
Tonight on TVO
8 p.m. — The Agenda: Iran, Canada, and the Consequences
While the Trudeau government assesses next steps after Flight 752 was shot down in Iran, The Agenda convenes a panel of foreign affairs experts to discuss the fallout from the international tragedy.
9 p.m. — The Art of Scandinavia: Once Upon a Time in Denmark
Hans Christian Andersen has helped shape the way Denmark imagines itself. In this film, we see just how influential the Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen, and The Emperor’s New Clothes have been, and how children’s stories can contain dark truths about Danish history, society, and politics.
Today marks two years since influential science-fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin died at the age of 88. In this episode of Imprint, Le Guin talks about her 2000 novel, The Telling, and about working in a male-dominated field. “It took a little nerve actually to put women at the centre of an adventure story,” she says, “because it hadn't been done very much. And a bunch of us were doing it and having a lot of fun doing it and finding that the readers were having fun joining us in doing it. So, our courage paid off.”