Archive: 4th Reading

Host Steve Paikin is joined by a regular panel of veteran politicians from the three major political parties to analyze the week's events at Queen's Park.

Episodes

Air Date: February 20, 2005 - 27:59
Premier Dalton McGuinty wants $5-billion of the federal government's projected surplus, but some say McGuinty doth protest too much.
Air Date: February 13, 2005 - 27:59
This week former Premier Bob Rae's Post Secondary review recommended pumping $1.3 billion dollars into Ontario's Colleges and Universities. Would his reforms improve Ontario's education system?
Air Date: February 06, 2005 - 28:00
Political analysis of the timing of Ernie Eves' resignation as PC Party leader. And, are elementary school teachers ready to strike?
Air Date: January 30, 2005 - 27:59
A new poll shows the Provincial Liberals virtually tied with the Progressive Conservatives for voter support. The 4Th Reading panel analyses how the Provincial government is performing.
Air Date: January 23, 2005 - 27:59
After months of insisting Ontario's hospitals balance their budgets with existing funding, the provincial government offered Ontario hospitals an additional $200 million this week. But hospitals may still face major cutbacks.
Air Date: January 16, 2005 - 27:59
As the Liberal government struggles to contain healthcare costs, new concerns have been raised about lengthy ambulance delays at emergency rooms and allegations that some ER's are avoiding treating the homeless.
Air Date: January 09, 2005 - 56:59
Standardized tests, a new curriculum, a college of teachers to ensure accountability. Just some of the education reforms initiated a decade ago. This special full show edition of Studio 2 evaluates the many changes that were adopted.