25 years ago this month, Ontario was in a very precarious place. Interest rates were too high. Unemployment was too high. The provincial budget deficit was too high. The government of the day had numerous options to combat the dire economic circumstances and those options ranged from bad to awful to even worse. Bob Rae was premier and his government opted for something very different, and very controversial. It was called the Social Contract. The Agenda welcomes Ontario's 21st premier to review the events of a quarter century ago.
Episode:
Revisiting Rae's Days; The NDP's Social Contract at 25
Aired:
Sep 20, 2018
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