It wasn’t as deadly as Attica, which also happened 50 years ago. But the bloody Ontario prison riot took its share of lives.
"Unascertained" is a new TVO podcast that investigates the death of Soleiman Faqiri, a man suffering from schizophrenia who was found dead in his cell following an altercation with correctional officers at Ontario's Lindsay facility. Yusuf Zine, host and co-producer, joins Nam Kiwanuka to discuss the case.
April 14, 2021 - 7:56
April 14, 2021 - 21:51
How are Ontario's correctional facilities coping with COVID-19?
April 14, 2021 - 25:55
Catherine Fogarty discusses her book, "Murder on the Inside: The True Story of The Deadly Riot at Kingston Penitentiary."
April 13, 2021 - 25:55
Laura Bates discusses her book, "Men Who Hate Women: From Incels to Pickup Artists: The Truth About Extreme Misogyny and How It Affects Us All."
April 13, 2021 - 28:58
Why is paying workers to take time off to help curb the virus still such a contentious issue?
April 12, 2021 - 25:42
Mayors from across the province discuss the state of the pandemic in their regions.
April 12, 2021 - 28:40
The latest on Ontario's vaccination rollout; the challenges, priorities, and ethical dilemmas involved. Will this plan help outpace the variants of concern?
April 9, 2021 - 19:59
The Agenda reviews its week of programming with a look at Ontario's COVID-19 response, an update on the 2021 summer-camp season, a discussion of the future of online learning, and what's going on with the real-estate market.
April 9, 2021 - 7:25
What are the consequences for people who've been unable to obtain their driver's licence during the pandemic?
April 9, 2021 - 27:18
ICU doctors discuss the challenges Ontario's COVID-19 third wave is causing.
The news that a prominent columnist and the premier's director of media relations are an item is raising a lot of questions about the nature of relationships in politics.
It’s not just the size of the numbers that’s unprecedented in the 2021-22 budget — the praise for the Opposition leader may well be a first, too.
What's on This Week
MonApr 12Ontario's Newest Vaccine RolloutThe Agenda examines recent changes to Ontario's vaccination rollout; the challenges, priorities and ethical dilemmas involved. Can vaccine distribution outpace the variants of concern? Then, mayors from across the province discuss the state of the pandemic in their regions, including thoughts on lockdowns, the vaccine rollout, and what they need from provincial and federal governments.
TueApr 13Renewed Calls for Paid Sick LeaveNot everyone can afford to take unpaid time off when experiencing what could be COVID-19 symptoms. What more needs to be done to have a program that ensures all Canadians have the protections they need? Then, author Laura Bates discusses her new book, "Men Who Hate Women: From Incels to Pickup Artists: The Truth About Extreme Misogyny and How It Affects Us All."
WedApr 14When the Inmates Took Over the PrisonAuthor Catherine Fogarty recounts the infamous Kingston Penitentiary riot that gripped the country for four days in 1971. Then, what kind of mark has the pandemic left on Ontario prisons? And, Yusuf Zine, host and co-producer, discusses his new TVO podcast "Unascertained" - an investigative report into the death of Soleiman Faqiri.
ThuApr 15A Political Pioneer on Canadian Democracy?Preston Manning, founding leader of the defunct Reform Party of Canada, explains why he's deeply concerned about the state of democracy in this country. What needs to happen for things to improve? Then, according to a recent poll, a majority of Canadians believe that political parties serve their own interests over those of voters. We dig into this mistrust, can it be reversed, or is it an indication that traditional political parties are on their way out. It's all part of The Democracy Agenda, our joint venture with the Toronto Star.
FriApr 16Challenges for Salons and Personal Care During COVID-19Many salons and personal-care business are struggling, if not having to close altogether. We look at why they seem to be the last priority of the government when it comes to keeping the economy going. Then, TVO's regional reporters discuss how the latest shutdown is affecting the communities they cover. And, we review our week of programming.