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.
Air Date: December 07, 2003 - 28:00
A new report says the Pickering Nuclear Plant retrofit is years behind schedule and billions over budget. So how are the Liberals going to get Ontario's hydro system back on track? Analysis from Former Tory Cabinet Minister
Air Date: September 21, 2003 - 56:03
Polls show the Ontario Liberals poised to take back the Provincial Legislature on October 2nd. But Tory campaign ads insist that Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty 'still isn't up to the job.' What kind of a Premier would Dalton McGuinty make?
Air Date: September 14, 2003 - 27:58
The first week of the campaign may have been almost all good news for the Conservatives, but the second week has been the opposite. Is this bad news, good news for Dalton McGuinty's Liberals and Howard Hampton's New Democratic Party?
Air Date: September 07, 2003 - 55:55
4th Reading launches its new season with a special one-hour edition on the first week of the Ontario election campaign.
Air Date: June 29, 2003 - 27:59
This week's heat wave pushed Ontario's Hydro system to the limits, and Premier Ernie Eves said that blackouts and brownouts remain a possibility. Will the Tories face the heat over their handling of the Province's power generation system?
Air Date: June 22, 2003 - 27:59
4TH Reading takes a look at the resignation of Chris Stockwell. And, our Queen's Park watchers try to read the tea leaves and figure out if he really needed to quit.
Air Date: June 15, 2003 - 38:30
A special extended edition of 4th Reading presents interviews with two key Tory ministers under fire: Environment Minister Chris Stockwell and Health Minister Tony Clement.
Air Date: June 08, 2003 - 27:59
69,000 Toronto-area Catholic students are back in school after the Provincial government passed a new law ending the Teachers' lockout, forbidding work-to-rule and sending the dispute to binding arbitration.
Air Date: June 01, 2003 - 27:59
Ontario's on again, off again election is now off again. Was it SARS or the Liberals' continued lead in the polls?
Air Date: May 18, 2003 - 27:29
Does the Ontario PC's release of their election platform, containing everything from a mortgage rebate to a ban on teacher strikes, mean that an election call is just around the corner?
Air Date: May 11, 2003 - 27:59
Was the Provincial Government's recent presentation of the budget at an auto parts plant rather than in the legislature in contempt? So says? Speaker Gary Carr. Will this deal a significant pre-election blow to Premier Ernie Eves?
Air Date: May 04, 2003 - 27:59
Analysis of this week's throne speech and the Provincial government's handling of the SARS crisis with Studio 2's Queen's Park Panel.
Air Date: April 27, 2003 - 28:00
The World Health Organization's warning against unnecessary travel to Toronto has trashed the Ontario capital's once sterling reputation around the world. Now some are asking: Has the provincial government mismanaged the crisis from the beginning?
Air Date: April 20, 2003 - 27:30
University of Toronto Historian Michael Bliss reflects on Ernie Eves' first year as Premier of Ontario.
Air Date: April 13, 2003 - 28:00
Premier Ernie Eves broke with tradition last week to voice his support for the U.S.'s war with Iraq. Should provincial politicians speak out on matters that are seen as federal responsibilities?
Air Date: April 06, 2003 - 27:59
Proportional Representation is part of Dalton McGuinty's platform for electoral reform. Is it a good idea? Historian Desmond Morton and Liberal MPP Michael Bryant join Studio 2's Queens Park Panel.
Air Date: March 30, 2003 - 27:01
Day after analysis of the Conservative's Made-for-TV budget.
Air Date: March 23, 2003 - 28:00
Finance Minister Janet Ecker on the controversy over next Thursday budget speech which is being delivered outside of the Legislature.