Civil servants are supposed to provide “fearless advice and loyal implementation” — but some critics question whether they have an anti-Tory bias.
The daily COVID-19 case counts and vaccination rates in the province have become a refrain for Ontarians, but what about the numbers as they relate to mental health in the province? Will there be a surge in mental -health issues after living in a pandemic for over a year? And is the province's mental-health system up to the task? Kwame McKenzie, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto and member of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table's Mental Health Working Group, talks about this looming problem.
May 5, 2021 - 21:27
May 5, 2021 - 34:38
Science researcher Shanna Swan's book, "Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race," leads us into a discussion on male fertility.
May 4, 2021 - 23:34
Mental-health leader Dr. David Goldbloom discusses his new book, "We Can Do Better: Urgent Innovations to Improve Mental Health Access and Care."
May 4, 2021 - 31:57
Ontarians have by now become used to receiving health care online. But will things go back to normal post-pandemic?
May 3, 2021 - 32:38
The latest on Ontario's approach to paid sick leave, vaccinations, and the third-wave lockdown.
May 3, 2021 - 23:03
Exploring a new report on how police handle missing persons cases.
April 30, 2021 - 8:01
What's it been like for people navigating the Canada-U.S. border for work during COVID-19?
April 30, 2021 - 28:48
John Boyko discusses his latest book "The Devil's Trick: How Canada Fought the Vietnam War."
April 30, 2021 - 24:02
Two top epidemiologists provide context around the latest COVID-19 numbers in Ontario.
April 29, 2021 - 21:59
Steve Paikin talks with Joseph Heath, author of "The Machinery of Government: Public Administration and the Liberal State."
Four months after scoring in overtime to win the 1951 Stanley Cup, Bill Barilko disappeared — and became the stuff of legend.
What's on This Week
MonMay 03Queen's Park UpdateQueen's Park observers join Steve Paikin to discuss the Ontario government's handling of the pandemic, and other issues emerging from the legislature.Then, a new report has identified many shortcomings in how Toronto police deal with missing persons. Mark Sandler, lead counsel to the Independent Civilian Review into Missing Person Investigations, sums up its findings and provides a roadmap for how to move forward.
TueMay 04Adapting Health Care to a PandemicVirtual health-care innovations have been born out of necessity during the COVID-19 crisis. Are they here to stay? Then, leading psychiatrist David Goldbloom on how to revolutionize and improve mental health for everyone.
WedMay 05A Crisis in Male Fertility?Is there a worldwide decline in male fertility, and if so, what is causing it? Then, we check in with Ontario's science advisory table to learn what it's doing to support the mental health of Ontarians during this prolonged pandemic.
ThuMay 06Helping Children and Teens Get Through COVID-19Pre-pandemic, children and teens were already experiencing record numbers of mental-health issues, particularly anxiety and depression. That has only grown in the past year, according to recent report. We look at the situation and discuss solutions. Then, how can people deal with the overwhelming and cumulative amounts of bad news, sickness and death tolls, and grief during COVID-19?
FriMay 07Meet Ontario's First Poet LaureateNam Kiwanuka talks to Randell Adjei, a spoken word artist from Scarborough and now the inaugural Poet Laureate of Ontario. Then, Ontario Hubs editor Ashley Okwuosa and Eastern Ontario Hub journalist Marsha McLeod discuss their deep dive into how children and youth across the province are faring in the pandemic. And we review our top stories.