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Published On: December 31, 2020
Why would Premier Doug Ford’s senior-most cabinet minister take a luxury vacation after telling more than 14 million Ontarians not to do that very thing?
Published On: December 17, 2020
Author and political science professor Patrice Dutil discusses his book on the life and legacy of Louis St-Laurant.
Published On: December 17, 2020
No sector has been hit harder than Ontario’s tourism, cultural, and sports industries. Bringing them back to health is going to be a herculean task and could take five years.
Published On: December 11, 2020
The Agenda speaks to Minister of Indigenous Services Marc Miller about what the Trudeau government is doing to end long-term water advisories.
Published On: December 11, 2020
OPINION: The government released a northern transportation plan this week. Here’s what it reveals about Doug Ford’s priorities.
Published On: December 07, 2020
What will it take for First Nations communities in the province and country to have clean drinking water?
Published On: December 07, 2020
OPINION: Some years, the auditor general’s annual release is a buffet of scandal. This report is more like a tapas bar of irritants.
Published On: December 07, 2020
OPINION: A generation ago — heck, even a few years ago — we would have been shocked to see how the province has adjusted its approach to liquor.
Published On: December 04, 2020
Hamilton-Niagara Hub journalist Justin Chandler discusses recent changes to Conservation Authorities in he province.
Published On: December 03, 2020
The Tories want to update legislation governing conservation authorities. Advocates — and Hamilton city council — say that the changes will make it harder to protect the environment.
Published On: December 02, 2020
A former Ontario finance minister asked me why we need to get more women involved politically. I didn’t have to look far for the answer.
Published On: December 01, 2020
Steve and John Michael discuss the brouhaha over the auditor general's report on Ontario's COVID-19 response. Also, Financial Accountability Officer Peter Weltman joins the podcast to discuss his latest report.
Published On: November 30, 2020
Donald Trump’s defeat suggests that character counts with voters. Progressive Conservatives should take note.
Published On: November 27, 2020
OPINION: Two new documents could provide a sense of whether the government is planning for a less climate-hostile future in Ontario.
Published On: November 26, 2020
The province released updated modelling Thursday. Read what it has to say about hospital capacity, case counts, and what may lie ahead.
Published On: November 25, 2020
Minister of Long-Term Care Merrilee Fullerton discusses the Ontario government's approach to long-term care homes during COVID-19's second wave.
Published On: November 25, 2020
OPINION: The province had plans for what to do in the case of a pandemic. But a new auditor general’s report suggests that, for years, governments ignored the basics.
Published On: November 24, 2020
ANALYSIS: Nominally, Toronto and Peel region are facing a four-week lockdown. But don’t start making holiday plans — it’s almost certain to last longer.