Black and white photo of people gathered in front of a large building.  from the article Lest we forget: The stories behind Ontario's First World War memorials
In the 1920s and ’30s, communities across Ontario determined to build memorials — but not everyone agreed on how best to honour wartime sacrifice.
medical clinic from the article These Ontario organizations are trying to make abortion more accessible
Abortion isn’t illegal, but that doesn’t mean it’s accessible. TVO.org talks to three organizations working to increase access to the procedure.
abortion protest from the article Three decades since Morgentaler, stigma still restricts access to abortion
In Ontario, there are no legal restrictions to accessing abortion — but observers say that shame, fear, and a lack of information can be as much of an impediment as any statute.
woman standing in front of truck from the article In it for the long haul: Getting more Ontarian women involved in trucking
Last year, only about 2.5 per cent of the province’s roughly 200,000 trucks drivers were female — here’s how the industry is working to get more women behind the wheel.  

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Published On: October 25, 2019
On Friday, the intersex flag was flown outside London city hall — part of a larger effort to fight stigma and promote education and understanding.
Published On: October 23, 2019
Jennifer Keesmaat shares her thoughts on how Toronto's housing crisis could be solved.
Published On: October 22, 2019
Why are we so easily seduced by propaganda? Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies traces the history of the art of persuasion from ancient cave art to the present, where we are bombarded by more propaganda than ever before.
Published On: October 21, 2019
This Toronto theatre production focuses on the election that happened four years ago — but it offers lessons for the politics of today.  
Published On: October 21, 2019
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Published On: October 17, 2019
Meet teachers in Ohio who are learning to shoot and, if necessary, kill; and explore the heated debate in America around how best to protect pupils from gun attacks.
Published On: October 15, 2019
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Published On: October 15, 2019
The Agenda discusses what the parties are offering on key urban priorities during the election campaign.
Published On: October 15, 2019
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Published On: October 14, 2019
The Agenda discusses why board games are enjoying a resurgence in popularity.
Published On: October 14, 2019
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Published On: October 15, 2019
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Published On: October 09, 2019
The Agenda welcomes journalist Robyn Doolittle for a discussion of her book, "Had It Coming: What's Fair in the Age of #MeToo."
Published On: October 09, 2019
The Agenda discusses the legacy of the #MeToo movement, and what it still has to accomplish.
Published On: October 07, 2019
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Published On: October 08, 2019
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Published On: October 04, 2019
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Published On: October 04, 2019
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