Archive: Show #77

4th Reading

It's Constituency Week at Queen's Park, that break in the Legislative session when our elected representatives head back to their ridings to hear what the folks back home are thinking. And that kind of ear-bending, some say, is the best political polling around. What are the MPP's hearing this week? We ask two of Ontario's top pollsters. How much do governments listen to polls? Does this one? Host Steve Paikin is joined by John Wright, a Senior Vice President at Angus Reid; and Jane Armstrong, Vice President of Environics Research. And 4th Reading's Queen's Park analysts: Senior Conservative advisor Hugh Segal; Liberal Richard Mahoney, now at Fraser and Beatty; and former NDP cabinet minister Ruth Grier.
Nov 17, 1996
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Almost 130 years ago, it wowed audiences in Chicago and across the Atlantic. Today, you, too, can be wowed — by a replica of a mammoth cheese.

To dig out from the pandemic-related backlog, the province aims to spend $324 million to run hospital operating rooms and diagnostic facilities longer.

Fifty years ago, the province introduced new legislation that lowered the age of majority, letting 18-year-olds drink. But that change wouldn’t last the decade.
The latest coronavirus updates from across the province. 
OPINION: Doug Ford has to decide whether Ontario will let the unvaccinated jeopardize the hospital system we all rely on. speaks with University of Alberta professor Timothy Caulfield about how celebrities have helped — and hurt — the public’s understanding of COVID-19.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province. 

The last time the Steel City hosted, it was both a triumph and a disaster — but organizers have high hopes for this year’s festivities.
In 1970, inmates started Tightwire, collecting essays, art, and poetry about personal experience and political thought — and building community.