From empty grocery shelves to more home cooking and baking, how has the pandemic affected the way Ontarians shop for food and what they eat. Will these changes be lasting? We ask Sylvain Charlebois, scientific director, Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University; Jackie Fraberts, owner operator of the family-run grocery store Fraberts Fresh Food; and Marion Chan of TrendSpotter Consulting, which specializes in consumer behaviour in the food, beverage, and foodservice industries.
October 21, 2020 - 25:25
- October 21, 2020 - 28:53A conversation with the high-profile journalist about her new memoir, "Friends and Enemies."
- October 20, 2020 - 31:22Is it time to rethink the number of politicians we have at the provincial and federal levels of Canadian governments?
- October 20, 2020 - 23:09Alex Marland discusses his book, "Whipped: Party Discipline in Canada."
- October 19, 2020 - 30:28Can a city like Hamilton be a leader in climate-change action?
- October 19, 2020 - 24:25In his new book, "Solved," Toronto's former mayor David Miller makes the case for cities leading the way with climate change planning and policy.
- October 16, 2020 - 24:21The Agenda reviews its week of programming
- October 16, 2020 - 8:44Northeastern Ontario Hub journalist Nick Dunne discusses his research into the opioid crisis in the region he covers.
- October 16, 2020 - 20:58What can Polly, the AI pollster tell us about how Canadians are feeling about the election south of the border.
- October 15, 2020 - 29:38Is it time for Canada to abandon its historical "Pearsonian approach" to world diplomacy and focus more on power?
Some Ontario universities managed to do in one weekend what might otherwise have taken a decade to accomplish — going almost entirely virtual.
Borje Salming and Inge Hammarström were called “Chicken Swedes” and worse. But they were pioneers in the NHL — and had a huge impact on English Canada’s hockey mecca
The pandemic will be with us for a while. So I’ve decided I need to start doing some of the things I used to do — as safely as possible.
What's on This Week
MonOct 19Can Cities Fix Climate Change?Former Toronto mayor David Miller's new book advances the idea that cities are perfectly poised to fix the climate crisis, and in fact, they're already doing so but just need to step it up. Then, how can a mid-sized city such as Hamilton plan for growth and climate-change mitigation without sacrificing equality and social justice issues?
TueOct 20Politics Without Politicians?In many countries, politicians are looked upon as untrustworthy and politics as a rigged game. Do we really need these officials to function as a civil society? Then, author and political science professor Alex Marland on how power is exercised in Ottawa, the topic of his new book, "Whipped: Party Discipline in Canada."
WedOct 21Barbara Amiel Tells Her StorySteve Paikin talks to Barbara Amiel about her tell-all memoir, "Friends and Enemies." Then, from stocking up on canned foods, to turning to favourite comfort treats, how is the pandemic determining food choices?
ThuOct 22A Crisis Amid a PandemicTimmins and many other northern Ontario communities continue to be challenged by a growing opioid epidemic and homelessness. What actions are being taken to address these issues? Then, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof discusses the economic crisis facing working-class Americans, the subject of his new book, "Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope."
FriOct 23Tracing COVID-19 Superspreading EventsHow is the virus spread through large gatherings and how is tracing and testing handled when such an outbreak occurs? Then, our regional journalists check in with stories from the communities they cover. And we review our top stories.