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The Agenda examines the cuts to Bombardier's Thunder Bay production plant and the effects of job losses on the city and region.
a factory from the article Why Bombardier is on the brink in Thunder Bay
The company has announced layoffs, and there’s no work scheduled at the plant beyond 2019. Here’s how the move could affect Thunder Bay and the workers who live there.
Doug Ford and Dean French from the article It’s time for some straight talk about patronage appointments
They’ve greased the wheels of our political machine forever — and yet we still can’t seem to get patronage appointments right.
house for sale from the article Why there’s no help on the horizon for Toronto’s housing crisis
OPINION: Families making more than $100,000 a year are struggling to afford homes in Ontario’s capital — and that’s a problem for all of us.

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Published On: July 12, 2019
ANALYSIS: The city has launched a governance review in response to last year’s cut to council. According to a new research paper, it should take a serious look at how it deals with business improvement areas and neighbourhood associations  
Published On: July 12, 2019
OPINION: Every government talks a big game about reducing interprovincial trade barriers. The Alberta premier is reminding everyone that it’s possible to walk the walk.  
Published On: July 10, 2019
The Agenda discusses how to address the problem of too few women in leadership jobs in Canada.
Published On: July 10, 2019
In her introductory essay, editor Sylvia Bashevkin considers how Canada ranks when it comes to supporting women in political leadership.
Published On: July 09, 2019
OPINION: The government announced Monday that the sprawling 50-acre Ontario Food Terminal will stay put in south Etobicoke. Here’s why that was a smart move.
Published On: July 08, 2019
He’s never held elected office — but he’d like to be Ontario’s next premier. speaks with the youngest Liberal seeking the party’s leadership.  
Published On: July 05, 2019
ANALYSIS: The Ontario premier’s falling numbers have made federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer’s once-clear path to victory in 2019 much rockier. But what can either man do about it?
Published On: July 03, 2019
Political theorist David Moscrop talks about his book, "Too Dumb For Democracy?: Why We Make Bad Political Decisions and How We Can Make Better Ones."
Published On: July 03, 2019
In his new book, the political theorist lays out the ingredients of an informed decision-making process — and a healthy democracy
Published On: July 02, 2019
Revisiting some earlier episodes of our Ontario politics podcast.
Published On: June 28, 2019
ANALYSIS: Ontario’s highest court has declared the federal carbon tax constitutional. So what does that mean — and what comes next?
Published On: June 26, 2019
The Agenda discusses changes in Canada's relationship with Cuba.
Published On: June 26, 2019
The Agenda discusses Canada-Cuba relations.
Published On: June 26, 2019
OPINION: The government has been accused of favouritism in its appointments of trade envoys. It might have picked the wrong people — but bringing these positions back is the right move.
Published On: June 25, 2019
OPINION: The company unveiled its plan this week. It’s bold and high-tech — but not everyone’s embracing it
Published On: June 24, 2019
How did a poor boy from a tiny flat in St Petersburg become one of the world's most powerful leaders?
Published On: June 24, 2019
The Agenda discusses Trump-era foreign policy and what the next year might bring.
Published On: June 24, 2019
The Agenda discusses Canada's challenges on the world stage.