Archive: Show #87

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This week the government announced that 12 Toronto hospitals will be closed or merged. Although it was an overwhelming 'no' vote in the amalgamation referendum, the Premier seemed humbled, but not bowed. While he did say he'll likely back off moves to download the cost of welfare onto the municipalities, when it comes to the amalgamation itself - that's still on. Host Steve Paikin joins our regular analysts: former Ontario NDP Cabinet Minister Ruth Grier; Richard Mahoney, at one time the President of the Ontario Liberals, now with Fraser and Beatty in Ottawa, and Hugh Segal - senior Progressive Conservative advisor, are joined by North York's Mayor Mel Lastman.
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Mar 09, 1997
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OPINION: This country will not be able to “build back better” if we don’t tear down the barriers preventing Black Canadians from contributing to economic prosperity.

The government has presented updated projections on case numbers, variants of concern, and more. Read the full briefing.

OPINION: The province’s vaccination program is just starting to scale up  — a sudden influx of other vaccines could push the system to its breaking point.
TVO.org speaks with Ryan Patchett-Marble about the possible benefits of psilocybin treatment — and why he thinks it’s important to have direct experience.
The Toronto journalist broke a lot of the rules about keeping your distance from the story. Jeff was all in, all the time.
The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.
TVO.org speaks with Kieran Moore, Kingston’s medical officer of health, about the role of public-health units, family doctors and vaccination — and why April could be an important month.
Ottawa has updated its policy for international graduates — but advocates say it hasn’t gone far enough to address longstanding issues and new pandemic realities.
OPINION: Our pandemic response has shown how race, class, and gender determine who is most likely to be in the line of fire. We need aggressive reforms to counter systemic racism.