Solicitor General Sylvia Jones  from the article What Ontario’s new COVID-19 law actually does
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TVO.org speaks with Annie Kidder, of People for Education, about why creating a division between “academic” and “applied” was a bad idea — and what needs to replace it.
earnings form with Canadian money from the article  ‘An ongoing emergency’: Why public-health officials are calling for basic income
Across Ontario, public-health units are not only battling COVID-19 — but also advocating for a new post-pandemic normal.
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Published On: June 19, 2020
Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss how Ontario's schools will work when classes resume in September.
Published On: June 19, 2020
ANALYSIS: The premier hopes that this state-of-emergency extension will be the last. But Ontarians shouldn't get their hopes up that things will return to normal.
Published On: June 18, 2020
Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss how Ontario will start to implement contact tracing to combat COVID-19.
Published On: June 17, 2020
OPINION: Ontario didn’t allow social bubbling until June 12. When this is all over, we should figure out what the hold-up was — and learn from our mistakes.
Published On: June 17, 2020
OPINION: The premier wonders why it takes so long to get anything built in Ontario. The answer is that certain interests want it to take that long. Is he ready to take them on?
Published On: June 16, 2020
Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath take stock of where things stand in Ontario with COVID-19.
Published On: June 15, 2020
Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss what regions of Ontario are reopening and why Toronto, Peel, and Windsor-Essex are still waiting.
Published On: June 15, 2020
Stuart Smith never did become premier of Ontario, but he paved the way for the Liberals to become a modern, urban political force.
Published On: June 12, 2020
Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss how Ontario is allowing social circles of up to 10 people without physical distancing.
Published On: June 11, 2020
Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss the logistics of allowing people living in Ontario's congregate-care settings to have visitors again.
Published On: June 11, 2020
OPINION: As of June 12, places of worship will be allowed to open at a much higher capacity. Not all church leaders support the move — but those who do seem to have one thing in common.
Published On: June 10, 2020
Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss Ontario's announcement of a special summer session for some university and college students.
Published On: June 09, 2020
Hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss the imminent reopening of child-care centres across the province.
Published On: June 09, 2020
Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss the provincial government's Monday announcement on Stage 2 of reopening Ontario's economy.  
Published On: June 09, 2020
OPINION: Municipal and local politicians like to avoid questions about police conduct by saying they have no role in police operations. That means police answer to nobody but themselves.
Published On: June 08, 2020
Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss Ontario's plan for Phase 2 of reopening set to kick in on June 12 in parts of the province.
Published On: June 08, 2020
Even when the pandemic is over, will people rush back to concerts, museums, or football games?
Published On: June 05, 2020
OPINION: Affordable housing. Bike lanes. Patio space. Council is finally making moves it should have made decades ago — but will its new attitude outlast the pandemic?