Economy

Published On: April 12, 2019
Opposition critics and the Treasury Board president evaluate the Ontario PC government's first budget.
Published On: March 25, 2019
The Agenda examines new measures in the federal budget to help first-time home buyers.
Published On: March 22, 2019
The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
Published On: March 22, 2019
OPINION: The centrepiece of the federal budget’s housing strategy is an equity-sharing scheme intended to help homebuyers afford mortgages. The big question is whether the feds will need provincial help to make it work  
Published On: March 18, 2019
OPINION: A new report from the Parliamentary Budget Office examines what the big provinces have done with funding from Ottawa. John Michael McGrath explains what the findings reveal about politicians’ promises.
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.