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The Ontario government announced two weeks ago that it was deregulating tuition fees for medical and law schools. Universities responded immediately by hiking tuition, 100 per cent in some cases. The argument is that more money is needed to make sure Canadian schools are world class, and that future professionals who'll be making big bucks should pay a greater share of the cost of their education. But the increases have raised fears that middle class parents, and promising but poor students, won't be able to foot the tuition bill. The Ontario government has reduced its operating grants to universities, but it has increased the amount of money available for student loans. The president of the University of Toronto, Rob Pritchard, joins our Fourth Reading political panel of Conservative Mac Penney, Liberal Richard Mahoney and New Democrat Ruth Grier.
Dr. Williams & Dr. Pettifer team up to figure out if a 21 year old cat will survive tooth surgery; Dr. Bryer treats a tiny dog with a deadly virus; Dr. Boyd performs surgery on a working dog with bone fragments in its legs.
What does an addict need to change to kick addiction? At the Westover Treatment Centre in Ontario, it's just one thing-everything. Come Clean follows addicts through a 19-day residential substance dependence program and for 18 months afterwards.
The tabloids' voracious appetite for royal stories feeds an insatiable hunger for regal revelations. The Royals decry the intrusion, but over the last 60 years the press has repeatedly dug up tales of Royal misbehavior.
In November 2012, Jim Foley is taken hostage whilst working in Syria. He is one of a handful of journalists daring to report in Syria as it heads towards civil war. Back in the US, his parents are desperate for information.