Equity, Economic Recovery, and COVID-19

COVID-19 has disproportionately affected low-income neighbourhoods and essential workers. Vulnerable neighbourhoods are densely populated, are comprised of crowded housing arrangements, and bursting bus routes. Essential work is not the type of job that allows for telecommuting, and many workers are disproportionately Black, Indigenous and people of colour. How does this reality affect the collective economic recovery so that it's equal for all?
February 25, 2021 - 30:00

Steve Paikin

The Toronto journalist broke a lot of the rules about keeping your distance from the story. Jeff was all in, all the time.
She lost her last two attempts to capture Toronto Centre for the Greens. But leader Annamie Paul hopes the third time will be the charm.
More sports lovers should have heard of Herb Carnegie — who could have been hockey’s Jackie Robinson.
Broken voting machines. A blizzard. The PC convention at Maple Leaf Gardens was marred by complications — and, in the end, the overwhelming favourite only barely squeaked through.
Steven Del Duca has the toughest job of any new leader in Liberal history. How do you rebuild a once-proud party in the midst of a global pandemic?

What's on This Week

  • Mon
    Feb 22
    Black Conservative Voices in Canada
    Do Black voters generally lean toward liberal ideologies? Or do right-leaning policies better represent their values today? Then, long-time educator Charles Pascal talks to Steve Paikin about his book, "Leading from the Inside Out."
  • Tue
    Feb 23
    Can Psychedelics Treat Mental-Health Conditions?
    There is growing acceptance of using psychedelics to treat various mental-health conditions such as depression. Is Canada close to opening the door to this form of therapy? Then, we look at how urban design influences the way people view and use their city.
  • Wed
    Feb 24
    Does Canada's Equalization Plan Need an Update?
    Is Canada's unique equalization system in need of reform? Then, assessing the political and economic implications the Keystone Pipeline's cancellation and the uncertain future of Enbridge's Line 5.
  • Thu
    Feb 25
    How Can Canada Defeat COVID-19?
    Steve Paikin speaks with Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam about how the country's faring in its fight against COVID-19. Then, how has COVID-19 disproportionately affected low-income neighbourhoods and essential workers? And, what policy changes can help address these issues and lead Ontario to recovery based on equity?
  • Fri
    Feb 26
    Extended Lockdown Consequences
    The decision to extend the stay-at-home order for Toronto and Peel is further disrupting businesses in areas that are vital suppliers to the rest of the province. Is it really necessary? Then, Nam Kiwanuka talks to writer/activist Roxane Gay. And, southwestern Ontario Hub journalist Mary Baxter reports on how increased activity in the province's greenspaces might be harming important ecosystems. Finally, we review our week of programming.