Archive: Show #51

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Should the Welfare state be rolled back? That was the topic when outgoing NDP leader Bob Rae debated William Kristol before a packed hall at the University of Toronto Wednesday night. Kristol is a conservative Republican, editor of the new Weekly Standard and was chief of staff to former Vice President Dan Quayle. Highlights are shown from the debate. To pursue the topic Steve is joined by Larry Grossman, a former Tory treasurer now practising law; Patrick Gossage, a Liberal supporter and head of the public relations firm Media Profile; and Ross McClellan was special policy advisor to Bob Rae when Rae was premier. He now works for the Ontario Federation of Labour.
Jan 28, 1996
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OPINION: Liberal leader Steven Del Duca is promising major voting changes. In the lead-up to the election, we need to press all parties for details about their visions of democratic reform.

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The latest coronavirus updates from across the province. 

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The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

Going after grassroots groups, a four-day work week, and big spenders at OLG.

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Reopening plans, QR codes, and child-care conflict.