Archive: Show #76

4th Reading

Some family doctors in the province have begun turning away new patients. That's after physicians turned a resounding thumbs down to a deal negotiated with the Tory government. The Ontario Medical Association says parts of the deal can be salvaged, and has invited the government back to the negotiating table. Health Minister Jim Wilson says he's disappointed, and the government will take the weekend to think about how to solve the situation. How is this going to affect all of us? Host Steve Paikin is joined by Gerry Rowland, President of the Ontario Medical Association. And 4th Reading's regular group of Queen's Park analysts: Leslie Noble, Conservative advisor, Liberal Richard Mahoney and Ruth Grier, herself a former Health Minister in Bob Rae's NDP government
Nov 03, 1996
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OPINION: The province said it needed eight days of remote learning to keep kids safe. We need to ask what it did with them.

Wastewater testing has its supporters, but it also has limitations. Ontario has the data — how should it use it?

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

A new long-term-care minister, drug shortages, and a debate over gambling revenues.
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.