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Jesse Thistle joins host Nam Kiwanuka to discuss his experience with absent parents, homelessness, incarceration, and his ultimate reconnection to his Métis heritage. His book, From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way, debuted last year.
Daniel, diagnosed with both autism spectrum disorder and Tourette syndrome, craves independence and would love to find a career path in music or film editing. George, a blind track star who has competed for Canada at the Pan Am and Commonwealth Games, loves computers and hopes to work in software development.
Ontario and Canadian policymakers are desperate to restart the economy. Columnist John Michael McGrath argues that, given our trade ties to the United States, the recovery may be out of their hands. “Obviously, neither Ontario nor Canada has the ability to alter the course of a pandemic outside our borders,” he writes. “And disentangling Canadian companies from their U.S.-based supply chains is the work of years; even if it were possible, it could easily take longer than the development of a reliable vaccine.”
Heat waves are the most lethal form of natural disaster, taking more lives each year than tornadoes, hurricanes, or cold snaps. This year, COVID-19 is exacerbating already significant risks. Journalist Audrey Carleton examines how we can protect Ontario’s most vulnerable.
Bill 175 changes who is responsible for administering home and community care. Southwestern Ontario reporter Mary Baxter speaks to advocates who worry it also opens the door to further privatization.
Tonight on TVO
8 p.m. — The Agenda in the Summer: 30 years after Oka
The Agenda reflects on the lasting significance of the 1990 Oka Crisis, in which a land dispute led to a 78-day standoff outside Montreal between a group of Mohawk people and the police, and later with Canadian soldiers.
9 p.m. — Alberto Giacometti by Stanley Tucci
Actor Stanley Tucci has long been obsessed with the great modernist artist Alberto Giacometti. In this documentary, he explains why Giacometti was one of the most relentlessly honest and enquiring artistic minds to have ever lived.