Economy

Published On: March 13, 2019

ANALYSIS: New research suggests that we can farm fish without creating ecological nightmares. John Michael McGrath examines what that could mean for Ontario’s aquaculture industry.

Published On: March 11, 2019

ANALYSIS: The home-building lobby wants the province to override municipalities in order to make room for millions of new homes. The question, writes John Michael McGrath, is whether MPPs — and voters — are willing to entertain the idea.

Published On: March 06, 2019
The Agenda welcomes Catie Lamer, director of a TVO Original documentary, "Northern Gold," which the story of the northern Ontario's gold rush.
Published On: March 06, 2019
The Agenda discusses the past, present, and future of mining in Ontario and Canada.
Published On: February 27, 2019
The Agenda discusses what it would take to even out which parts of Ontario attract immigrants.
Published On: February 27, 2019

OPINION: Plenty of schools have underused parking lots. John Lorinc asks, what if we could turn them into housing?

Published On: February 19, 2019
Parag Khanna discusses his book, "The Future is Asian."
Published On: February 19, 2019

ANALYSIS: MPPs have returned to the legislature for the spring sitting, and John Michael McGrath is here to break down what’s in store for the parties and the province.

Published On: February 15, 2019

OPINION: A new report offers some bold suggestions for combatting Toronto’s housing-affordability problem, writes John Michael McGrath. So how much do you care about parking, pools, and rec rooms?

Published On: February 04, 2019

Brian Kelcey, vice-president of public affairs for the Toronto Region Board of Trade, talks to TVO.org about why large infrastructure projects hit delays and cost overruns — and what we can do to get them back on track.

Published On: January 25, 2019

ANALYSIS: The Tories have scrapped controversial changes to the Planning Act. But Bill 66 goes far beyond the Greenbelt, writes John Michael McGrath.

Published On: January 22, 2019

ANALYSIS: Premier Doug Ford claims that a federal carbon tax could spark a recession — but, John Michael McGrath asks, where’s the evidence?

Published On: January 18, 2019

ANALYSIS: The Progressive Conservatives say their priority is to get new homes built, and the rules they’ve proposed reflect that aim. But John Michael McGrath asks what the real-world results will be.

Published On: January 09, 2019

ANALYSIS: The Tories may prohibit companies from basing insurance rates on postal codes, writes Josh Dehaas. Here’s what that could mean for your monthly payments.

Published On: January 08, 2019

ANALYSIS: The court recently ruled that the company’s arbitration clause was “unconscionable” — and that could have far-reaching consequences for the gig economy, writes John Michael McGrath.

Published On: December 11, 2018

OPINION: The FAO has released its first full report under Doug Ford’s government, and it presents a bleak vision of the province’s fiscal future, writes John Michael McGrath.

Published On: November 28, 2018

OPINION: Being a feminist consumer is not about buying the right lipstick or stamping the word “feminist” on everything, writes Lauren McKeon. It’s about putting serious thought into how you spend your money.

Published On: November 01, 2018

OPINION: When the Progressive Conservatives repealed Bill 148, they made life more difficult for working Ontarians — especially women, writes Lauren McKeon.