Examining Top Issues in Election 2021

In this roundup of our week's Election 2021 coverage, experts help us evaluate some of the most important issues to Canadians: child care, housing, Indigenous priorities, climate change, and the opioid crisis.
September 17, 2021 - 26:15

Steve Paikin

The contest in Aurora–Oak Ridges–Richmond Hill has everything: a grudge rematch, family history, and floor-crossing.
Journalists are making an effort, but the leaders are sticking with pre-packaged responses.
Thanks to AI polling from Advanced Symbolics, we have insight into what’s resonating most with voters.
Rumours are swirling that Doug Ford’s government is getting cold feet due to the fourth wave — and that could mean changes to fall plans.
In 1990, the Ontario Tories went after the Liberals with a stinky-fish ad. You’d think the federal Liberals would be getting the same treatment in 2021.

What's on This Week

  • Mon
    Sep 20
    Canada's Growing Labour Shortage
    As provinces look toward economic recovery, some business sectors are struggling to hire workers. What can be done to help them? Then, what's life like for a grocery clerk who worked on the front lines during the pandemic? And, what does the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) tell Canadians about the climate future?
  • Tue
    Sep 21
    Election 2021 Debrief
    The Agenda discusses the results of the 2021 federal election and what it will mean for Ontario. And, Erin Kelly tells us how Polly, the AI algorithm, did with her predictions and whether enough questions were answered during the campaign for voters.
  • Wed
    Sep 22
    Minority Rule: Time for a Different Approach?
    Could a new minority parliament in Canada usher in an era of unprecedented party cooperation? Then, former Liberal cabinet member Jody Wilson-Raybould discusses her new book, "Indian in the Cabinet: Speaking Truth to Power."
  • Thu
    Sep 23
    Voicing Canada's Interests on the World Stage
    Election 2021 didn't include a lot of discussion on foreign policy. Why not? Then, Columbia University professor Adam Tooze talks about how economies are being reshaped as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Fri
    Sep 24
    Ontario Hubs and The Agenda's Week
    Ontario Hub journalists report on stories they're following. And, we review our week of programs.