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Who Gets Priority Care in a Pandemic?

Our review of The Agenda's programming this week begins with a look at how Ontario's crisis triage protocol may unfairly affect those with disaiblities. Then, could the political extremism we saw at the United States Capitol ever happen in Canada? And, what geopolitical events in 2020 are carrying over and affecting 2021?
January 15, 2021 - 16:25

Steve Paikin

Last week, I got to hear the hockey heroes of the ’72 series reminisce about their showdown with the Soviets — and what made it so legendary.
I was at the Ontario legislature 32 years ago when demonstrators smashed through the front doors. Thanks to a resourceful Opposition leader, the incident ended without harm.
Politicians at Queen’s Park are called “honourable members” even though some of them aren’t. Here’s the story of one who was.
Why would Premier Doug Ford’s senior-most cabinet minister take a luxury vacation after telling more than 14 million Ontarians not to do that very thing?
No sector has been hit harder than Ontario’s tourism, cultural, and sports industries. Bringing them back to health is going to be a herculean task and could take five years.

What's on This Week

  • Mon
    Jan 18
    Canadian Immigration in 2021
    The country's immigration system has been completely upended by COVID-19. Will things return to normal when the pandemic is over? Federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marco Mendicino addresses that question. Then, is immigration the key to Canada's post-pandemic economic recovery?
  • Tue
    Jan 19
    How to Heal a Divided America
    On the eve of President-Elect Joe Biden's inauguration, sociologist Robert Putnam and co-author Shaylyn Romney Garrett share insights from their book, "The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again." Then, a new season of TVO's original docu-series ,Political Blind Date,, debuts tonight. NDP MPP Sara Singh and Conservative MPP Natalia Kusendova discuss health-care challenges in Ontario.
  • Wed
    Jan 20
    Is Canada Any Closer to Truth and Reconciliation?
    How much progress has been made since the TRC released its final report five years ago? What are the barriers to adopting the recommendations made within the report?
  • Thu
    Jan 21
    How Damaged Is American Democracy?
    America's reputation as the world's standard for democracy has come under serious scrutiny. Will it ever recover from years of bitter political polarization? In partnership with the Toronto Star, we look at the state of U.S. democratic system. Then, a look at the limits of police during Ontario's stay-at-home order.
  • Fri
    Jan 22
    American-Style Democracy
    We continue our look at the fragile state of U.S. democracy with political writer Francis Fukuyama, author of "After the End of History." Then, southwestern Ontario Hub journalist Mary Baxter catches us up on virtual landlord-tenant disputes during COVID-19. And, a review of the week's programs.