Archive: Show #204

4th Reading

HOMES FOR THE HOMELESS Even in these booming economic times, there's an issue that just never seems to go away: the homeless. Provincial and federal housing ministers met this week to wrestle with the issue of affordable housing. The Conservatives say the private sector can still be coaxed into doing the job. Critics call the government's policy a dismal failure. Tonight's special guest: the man responsible for housing in Ontario, Tony Clement, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and the Conservative MPP for Brampton West-Mississauga. Also tonight: They're chomping at the bit. MPPs have spent months pouring over polls, conducting focus groups and just generally having their ears bent by the folks back home. Now they're in attack mode: sharpening their rhetorical skills for the return of the legislature on Monday. Mike Harris is working on a brand new vision for Ontario. But the opposition parties smell blood over the Walkerton water disaster. Our Fourth Reading pundits, Richard Mahoney, Ruth Grier and Mac Penney give us a sneak preview of what the leaders intend to dish up this fall.
Sep 24, 2000
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OPINION: Regardless of what denialists say, there is broad scholarly consensus that the term applies to the residential-school system.

During the late 18th and much of the 19th century, Ontarians faced a different kind of variant — one carried by a buzzing, biting threat.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

OPINION: As soon as public-health measures end, businesses are going to push to get workers back in their cubicles Monday to Friday. That’s a decision too big to be left to the bosses.

They skated their hearts out for Canada at the 1964 Winter Olympics. Nearly 58 years later, these players still don’t have their medals.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

OPINION: Yes, many things will return to normal. But that doesn’t mean we won’t have to be vigilant.

OPINION: This country has long been seen as a champion of internet freedom — a proposed law would jeopardize that reputation.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.