Race, Punk, and Rock & Roll

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

The Canadian rock music scene brings to mind bands such as Sloan, Arcade Fire, and Broken Social Scene. Despite consisting of great talent and creativity, the landscape of Canadian rock is overwhelmingly white and male. How reflective is Canada's indie rock scene of the country's diversity? Shehzaad Jiwani is the front man for one of Toronto's noisiest punk rock bands, Greys. Jiwani joins The Agenda in the Summer to discuss diversity, his band's new album, and the state of rock in popular music today.
Episode:
The Agenda in the Summer: Diversity and Dancing
Aired:
Jul 25, 2016

The pandemic has driven a rise in ridership — and experts say that might give Ontario a needed financial boost and help its economic recovery post-pandemic.

OPINION: One year in, Premier Doug Ford and his cabinet still don’t understand the basic contours of the public-policy problem they’re confronting.
As part of Laurentian University’s creditor-protection process, the school has shut down nearly a third of its programs. Where does that leave students, staff, and partner universities? 
This country’s greatest political orator is battling abdominal cancer as he continues to fight for causes near and dear to his heart.
The latest coronavirus updates from across the province . 

In her new book, the author examines the unequal toll of the pandemic — and how women have been leading the way through COVID-19.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province. 
With facilities in southern Ontario facing unprecedented capacity pressures, those in the north are gearing up to help out.
OPINION: Until someone in the PC caucus accepts that responsibility starts at the top, this is going to get worse, not better.