Archive: Show #53

4th Reading

The government has been talking about selling off some of its greatest assets - the giant Ontario Liquor Control Board, our own TVOntario, and even perhaps its huge public housing stock. Are the Tories going too far? Can private companies run the Ontario of tomorrow? Steve is joined by Will Lispon, expert in private-public partnerships with the consulting firm KPMG; Thomas Walkom, Queen's Park columnist with the Toronto Star; and Terence Corcoran, columnist with the Globe and Mail's Report on Business. Latest Word; There's been much talk surrounding the latest Environics poll which had the governing Tories drop to the low 30's in popularity. That's a big fall from the heady mid 50's the government was enjoying back in early December. What's behind the fall? 4th Reading gets the Latest Word from Pauline Johnson from Thompson News Service and Martin Mittlestadt of the Globe and Mail.
Feb 18, 1996
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Rod Phillips says goodbye, Ford vows no anti-vax tax, and the province goes back to court over testing teachers. 
Staff in the Township of Zorra now work longer workdays in exchange for a three-day weekend — and the idea could spread, depending on who comes out in top in the next election.
Derailments. Lawsuits. Delays. breaks down the dubious milestones in the capital’s years-long transit saga.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

OPINON: COVID-19 has absolutely overwhelmed the system. But there were existing fault lines — and the hard work won’t be over when the immediate crisis has passed.

In the wake of an outbreak that infected close to half its members, the community has received some aid from the government — and from its neighbours.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

The province has released information about testing, monitoring, and staffing in advance of the planned January 17 return to in-person learning. Read the full briefing. speaks with Mandom Hui about the unexpected twists and turns that took him from cooking pig brains to selling masks at cost.