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A More Profitable Paradigm

Governments, theoretically, are in the business of solving problems. And oftentimes, despite throwing billions of dollars at these problems, progress is slow. But what if we're asking the wrong question. What if instead of asking governments to pay for various investments, we asked them if they wanted to save money? Shaun Loney describes this new paradigm in "The Beautiful Bailout: How a Social Innovation Scale-up Will Solve Government's Priciest Problem," and he joins The Agenda to explain.
December 5, 2019 - 18:21

Steve Paikin

Alvin Tedjo is running for the Ontario Liberal leadership, but his biggest “get” is from one of this country’s most prominent Progressive Conservatives. 
Here’s how the MPP for Don Valley East managed to score support from a 91-year-old Liberal legend. 
She’s not a former cabinet minister. She hasn’t got decades of backroom party experience. Here’s how she won the backing of the Liberals’ first-ever female leader for her own leadership bid.
People inside and outside politics are wondering whether Andrew Scheer’s recent election experience means that so-called SoCons no longer have a real shot at premier or PM.
He’s been out of public life for more than a quarter of a century. But Canada’s 18th prime minister still has valuable lessons to share.  

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