Will an unsettled United States affect Canada, especially with the election looming. Then, what's behind the current surge in COVID-19 cases. And, what's the progress toward a Canadian vaccine?
September 25, 2020 - 16:46
- September 25, 2020 - 7:27Announcing a new podcast series celebrating TVO's 50th birthday.
- September 25, 2020 - 24:48Harnarayan Singh discusses his book, "One Game at a Time: My Journey from Small-Town Alberta to Hockey's Biggest Stage."
- September 24, 2020 - 23:27Science journalist Latif Nasser discusses his documentary series, "Connected."
- September 24, 2020 - 31:16How is Canada doing in terms of finding a vaccine for COVID-19?
- September 23, 2020 - 25:30Michael Sandel discusses his book, "The Tyranny of Merit."
- September 23, 2020 - 28:49With the American election looming, how will its outcome affect Canada?
- September 22, 2020 - 22:31Michael Sabia discusses what the government has gotten right about its economic decisions during the pandemic.
- September 22, 2020 - 32:04Is it time for a guaranteed-income policy in Ontario?
- September 21, 2020 - 28:20Restaurants and hotels have taken a huge hit during the pandemic. Can they get back to pre-pandemic success?
Precedent suggests that it can be good to strike while the iron is hot — and also that snap elections can bring governments down. That leaves Canada’s first ministers facing some tricky choices.
Gerry Phillips may not be the most famous former cabinet minister in Ontario history — but you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who has a bad thing to say about him.
Which public monuments we erect or remove should be a matter of reasoned debate — so let’s try to set out some terms.
Now is a good time to build consensus over who merits honouring — and whose legacies should not be celebrated through public monuments.
What's on This Week
MonSep 28COVID-19 Urban FlightThere's a lot of talk about people moving from cities and into suburban, small-town, and rural communities. Will the pandemic redraw the map of where Canadians live? Then, world-renowned medical biochemist and botanist Diana Beresford-Kruger discusses the healing medicine that trees offer us, and the role they play in disabling global warming.
TueSep 29Rethinking PolicingIn the wake of calls to drastically reform, defund, or even abolish police services, how can Ontario change the culture of its policing? Then, is the use of algorithmic surveillance technologies by Canadian police a threat to privacy and fundamental freedoms?
WedSep 30The Life Lessons of PokerJournalist and psychologist Maria Konnikova reveals what poker taught her about luck, skill, and decision-making in everyday life.
ThuOct 01The State and Future of Liberal DemocracyResurgent authoritarianism, a rise in populism; is liberal democracy meeting its reckoning? The editor and contributors of a new book, "Constitutional Democracy Under Stress: A Time for Heroic Citizenship," reflect on this notion. Then, how the Canadian government is planning to force big tech companies such as Google and Facebook to pay for Canadian content and assist struggling media companies in the process.
FriOct 02Ontario Hubs and The Agenda's WeekPersonal support workers are an essential service but what does it take to become one in Ontario? Then, The Agenda reviews its top stories from the week.