Channel Videos from The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Breaking Free from Slavery
196 views - 07/11/20
Two-time Giller Prize-winner Esi Edugyan describes the inspiration for writing "Washington Black," a novel about the post-slavery life of...
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Food Banks in Northern Ontario
160 views - 07/10/20
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Thunder Bay's food banks were centralized to one location. Northwestern Ontario Hub journalist Charnel...
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Creative Connections vs. Social Media
319 views - 07/10/20
Do Twitter and Instagram help or hinder creative friendships? Author, visual artist, and musician Vivek Shraya talks about her book, "The...
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The Question of Diversity in Art
570 views - 07/09/20
In "The Subtweet," author, visual artist, musician, and university professor Vivek Shraya cuts to the heart of ambition, competition, and...
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Battling a Superbug
562 views - 07/09/20
Scientists Steffanie Strathdee and Thomas Patterson discuss their book, "The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband...
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Race and Campus Life in Ontario
641 views - 07/08/20
What's it like to be a Black woman at a university attended by mostly white students? Author and journalist Eternity Martis talks about...
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Eternity Martis: Being Black in a White Place
956 views - 07/07/20
Author and journalist Eternity Martis talks to Nam Kiwanuka about her book, "They Said This Would Be Fun: Race, Campus Life, and Growing...
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How Fairy Tales Shape Children
579 views - 07/07/20
Author and disability activist Amanda Leduc discusses why she was compelled to write "Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making...
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Amanda Leduc: Ableism and Disability in Fairy Tales
470 views - 07/06/20
Though they may seem like simple tales with heartwarming messages, fairy tales sometimes provide a false sense of reality when they...
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Colson Whitehead: A Story of Racism in America
726 views - 07/04/20
The author of the 2020 Pulizer Prize-winning "The Nickel Boys," a novel set in the Jim Crow-era of racial segregation, talks about...
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The Gig Economy Amid COVID-19
787 views - 07/03/20
Eastern Ontario Hub journalist David Rockne Corrigan talks about how gig economy workers have handled their jobs on the front lines of...
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Mosquitoes: Tiny Creatures that Wreak Havoc
740 views - 07/03/20
When historian Timothy Winegard was looking for a new topic to delve into, his father, an emergency-room physician, suggested disease....
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Mosquitoes: Tiny Creatures that Wreak Havoc
669 views - 07/02/20
When historian Timothy Winegard was looking for a new topic to delve into, his father, an emergency-room physician, suggested disease....
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Perdita Felicien's Path to Championship
408 views - 07/02/20
What does it take to become a champion athlete? The accomplished hurdler, broadcaster, and author discusses her struggles and triumphs on...
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Perdita Felicien: Hurdling Through Trial and Triumph
348 views - 07/01/20
Two-time Olympian and ten-time Canadian national champion in the 100m hurdles Perdita Felicien discusses her hard-won career as an...
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A Memoir of Addiction and Recovery
309 views - 07/01/20
Great Big Sea founding member Séan McCann and his wife Andrea Aragon discuss their book, "One Good Reason: A Memoir of Addiction and...
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A Memoir of Addiction and Recovery
221 views - 06/30/20
Great Big Sea founding member Séan McCann and his wife Andrea Aragon discuss their book, "One Good Reason: A Memoir of Addiction and...
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Mae Martin: A Canadian Comedy Success
508 views - 06/30/20
The creator and star of Netflix's LGBTQ romantic comedy, "Feel Good," Mae Martin describes her rise in the ranks of Canadian comedy.
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Mae Martin: Redefining Modern Love
2,537 views - 06/29/20
You might recognize Mae Martin from her starring role in the Netflix series, "Feel Good," a partially autobiographical romantic comedy. A...
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A Mike Harris Retrospective
931 views - 06/27/20
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the election of Mike Harris and his Common Sense Revolution. Ontario's 22nd premier joins Steve...
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Did The Common Sense Revolution Work?
1,785 views - 06/26/20
Twenty-five years after the election of the Mike Harris Conservatives in Ontario, journalists Christina Blizzard and Martin Regg Cohn...
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Mike Harris: The Common Sense Revolution at 25
1,671 views - 06/26/20
On June 26, 1995, Mike Harris was sworn in as Ontario's 22nd premier after becoming the first in more than 70 years to lead his party...
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Migrant Worker Safety Amid COVID-19
266 views - 06/26/20
Southwestern Ontario Hub journalist Mary Baxter provides an update on Essex County's migrant workers, a population that's been...
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Mark Saunders Leaves Toronto Police Service
510 views - 06/26/20
Toronto Police Service's chief Mark Saunders looks back on his five years at the helm - why he's stepping down at the end of July, as...
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Mark Saunders: Toronto's Police Chief Leaves His Post
2,622 views - 06/25/20
After more than five years leading Toronto Police Service and confronting gun violence, terrorist attacks, and even a serial killer,...
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Asher Hill: Breaking Barriers on the Ice
319 views - 06/25/20
Asher Hill, Canadian ice dancer, choreographer, coach, and co-host of "That Figure Skating Show," discusses his career, institutionalized...
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Ontario Schools Wrap Up a Tough Year
484 views - 06/25/20
This year the last day of school is unlike any other. Due to the pandemic. Globe and Mail education reporter Caroline Alphonso talks to...
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Green Party of Canada Leadership Debate, Part 2
937 views - 06/25/20
In evening two of TVO's Green Party of Canada leadership debate, Meryam Haddad, Courtney Howard, Dimitri Lascaris, Dylan...
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Lessons Learned about COVID-19
4,055 views - 06/24/20
The work of medical experts and researchers has never been more in the spotlight than during the COVID-19 pandemic. As almost all of...
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Green Party of Canada Leadership Debate, Part 2
1,255 views - 06/24/20
In the second of TVO's two-part debate to determine who will replace Elizabeth May as leader of the Green Party of Canada, Meryam Haddad,...
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Green Party of Canada Leadership Debate, Part 1
2,492 views - 06/24/20
Outgoing leader Elizabeth May fought hard to get the Green Party of Canada into the spotlight on the federal stage. She succeeded where...
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Who Will Lead the Federal Green Party?
1,188 views - 06/24/20
Over the next two evenings, Steve Paikin moderates a debate of the candidates vying to lead the Green Party of Canada. In this first...
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COVID-19 Response: Policy and Public Opinion
1,274 views - 06/24/20
COVID-19 cases are down, and Ontario is opening again. Even Toronto and Peel will move into stage 2 this week, leaving only Windsor-Essex...
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Who Will Lead the Federal Green Party?
11,051 views - 06/23/20
TVO hosts the Green Party of Canada leadership debates. Moderated by Steve Paikin, all 10 leadership candidates will be participating in...
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Quarantine and Answer with Drew Hayden Taylor
366 views - 06/23/20
From his home in Curve Lake First Nation, author and playwright Drew Hayden Taylor talks about how he's been spending his time during the...
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RCMP-Indigenous Relations
614 views - 06/23/20
Recent violent police confrontations with Indigenous people have sparked outrage across the country. What is the path forward to improve...
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Indigenous Killings, RCMP Accountability
1,619 views - 06/22/20
Recently, Canadians have witnessed interactions between RCMP officers and Indigenous people that have led to violence and even death....
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Do Not Let the Covid-19 Crisis Go To Waste
1,735 views - 06/22/20
Jim Balsillie, former co-CEO of Blackberry and now the chair of Council of Canadian Innovators discusses how the economic crisis caused...
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Quarantine and Answer with Sarah Slean
734 views - 06/22/20
Singer-songwriter Sarah Slean tours us through her home in Toronto to find out what she's been up to during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Quarantine and Answer with Bob Izumi
313 views - 06/22/20
Professional angler and television host Bob Izumi tours us through his boat out in Lake Erie to find out what he's been up to during the...
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Quarantine and Answer with Perdita Felicien
289 views - 06/22/20
Two-time Olympian and television host Perdita Felicien tours us through her home to find out what she's been up to during the COVID-19...
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Quarantine and Answer with Desmond Cole
655 views - 06/22/20
In early May 2020, author, activist, and journalist Desmond Cole toured us through his home in Toronto to find out what he's been up to...
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Mapping Residential Schools in Canada
641 views - 06/20/20
For more than a century and half, Canada's residential schools inflicted astonishing suffering on Indigenous children and families across...
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The University that Sara Built
574 views - 06/20/20
Sara Diamond shepherded OCAD U from its former incarnation as an art and design school into a full university. As she prepares to leave...
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Remaking OCAD U; Marking National Indigenous Peoples Day
479 views - 06/20/20
Tonight we’ll look at two fascinating projects that map some of the history of Indigenous people over the past few centuries. Also, we’ve...
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National Indigenous Peoples Day
428 views - 06/20/20
Since 1996, National Indigenous Peoples Day has been celebrated on June 21. This year, celebrations will be a bit different. Shelby Lisk,...
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Golden Age For Cycling?; Urban Design is Not Neutral
791 views - 06/19/20
As Ontario continues to prepare for a post-coronavirus future, will getting on a bike play a bigger role as an everyday mode of...
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The Golden Age of Cycling?
1,478 views - 06/18/20
As we inch closer to a post-pandemic reality, what will cycling look like in urban centres and smaller cities across the country? This...
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Urban Design is Not Neutral
1,389 views - 06/18/20
Does urban design perpetuate the inequality society is trying to stamp out. To discuss how cities can be designed in a more inclusive...
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Reimagining the Role of Police; The Role of Police Unions
893 views - 06/18/20
The push to defund the police is gaining momentum in some parts of the country, but what does that mean in practice? Then, economist Rob...
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What Does Defunding the Police Mean?
1,595 views - 06/17/20
Calls to change policing are not new. Pressure for major reform is also not new. But particularly since the killing of George Floyd by...
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Studying Civilian Deaths in Police Custody
541 views - 06/17/20
The death of civilians in police custody has perhaps never been as front and centre as it is right now. And what to do about it has never...
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Are Humans Fundamentally Good?; Putting Trust to the Test
1,323 views - 06/17/20
Popular historian and author Rutger Bregman explains how people are indeed programmed to be kind, the subject of his new book,...
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Human Nature: Not So Terrible After All?
2,471 views - 06/17/20
Philosopher Thomas Hobbes famously described the natural state of humankind as "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short." More than 350...
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Do Pandemics Drive Us Together or Apart?
641 views - 06/16/20
Few things remind people how interconnected they are than a pandemic. But this one has also produced hoarding behaviour and racial...
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Combatting Anti-Black Racism in Schools
1,062 views - 06/16/20
Earlier this year, a scathing report cited Ontario's second largest school board - Peel District - for widespread and systemic anti-Black...
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What Does Being An Ally Mean?
1,277 views - 06/15/20
In the past few weeks, the term ,allyship, has become well used and it's become increasingly relevant, as the realities of anti-Black...
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Tough Economic Times Ahead?
4,461 views - 06/12/20
In February, Canada's jobless rate was 5.6 per cent. This month, it's double digits. But there are signs of hope out there, even as the...
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Fighting Racism in the North
907 views - 06/12/20
Northwestern Ontario hub journalist Charnel Anderson spoke to organizers of a memorial service held in Kenora for George Floyd, the...
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Is the World's COVID-19 Response All Wrong?
41,635 views - 06/12/20
The predominance of COVID-19 deaths have occurred in older cohorts. That's prompted the question: should the country reconsider its...
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John Tory: Confronting Toronto's Biggest Challenges
2,685 views - 06/11/20
This summer the city of Toronto is confronting a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented budget shortfall due to the lockdown, and...
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Championing Trivial Pursuits with Jeopardy! Champs
23,386 views - 06/11/20
Three former Jeopardy! champions discuss the origins and popularity of trivia, how it's adapting to current events, what trivia...
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The Law and Science Around Masks
3,805 views - 06/10/20
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the messaging and recommendations around masks have changed, but questions and conflicting...
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Race, Police, and Community Opportunities
1,808 views - 06/10/20
Last December, the Ontario government named Jamil Jivani its Advocate for Community Opportunities, and last week announced the youth,...
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Rethinking Transportation After COVID-19
3,425 views - 06/09/20
As parts of Ontario begin to open up, physical distancing continues. The Agenda discusses how the pandemic will change how people move...
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What Canadians Think of the BLM Protests
6,258 views - 06/09/20
Erin Kelly, CEO of Advanced Symbolics Inc., returns to The Agenda to discuss what Polly the AI pollster has learned about how Canadians...
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COVID-19 Contact Tracing in Ontario
982 views - 06/09/20
As businesses and offices around the province slowly reopen, contact tracing is being signalled as the next frontier in battling...
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Should Ontario Open Region by Region?
1,652 views - 06/08/20
After initially saying the province needs to operate as "one unit," Premier Ford is moving forward with a regional approach to reopening...
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The Fight to End Anti-Black Racism
2,979 views - 06/05/20
In the past week, protests over the death of George Floyd, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, and other Black men and women have erupted all across...
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Ontario's COVID-19 Testing Strategy
1,609 views - 06/05/20
After months of restricted access to tests during this pandemic, Ontario has updated its testing strategy for COVID-19. But are the...
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Celebrating Pride During a Pandemic
417 views - 06/05/20
There's nothing more iconic about Pride month than the various parades throughout the province. But what happens when those public...
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Producing COVID-Delayed Culture
1,059 views - 06/04/20
COVID-19 has derailed the plans of many cultural institutions and events, from book launches and theatre performances to films and...
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The Wild West of International Dog Rescue
477 views - 06/04/20
Steve Paikin talks to filmmaker Leora Eisen about her TVO Original documentary, Rescuing Rex, about international dog adoption, and the...
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A Centenarian's View of the Pandemic
4,045 views - 06/04/20
Bernard Baskin, officially a rabbi for 60 years, continues to educate as a resident of a Toronto retirement home. He just turned 100, so...
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Colleges, Universities, and COVID-19
1,973 views - 06/03/20
Universities and colleges are grappling with how to deliver post-secondary education as we live with the presence of COVID-19. A panel of...
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Post-secondary Students in a Pandemic
1,341 views - 06/03/20
In March, the almost 900,000 post-secondary students in Ontario were told to vacate their student residences, as all campuses closed and...
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Is the U.S. a Economic Threat to Canada?
5,530 views - 06/02/20
To say that the Canadian economy is tied to the U.S. economy is an understatement. Billions in trade, supply chain interconnectivity,...
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Racism and Protest in a Pandemic
3,189 views - 06/02/20
Protestors across the United States, and in cities in Canada and around the world, are saying enough is enough, after the recent death of...
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Should Canada Have a Four Day Work Week?
4,626 views - 06/01/20
Leading companies - including Microsoft - have experimented with it. Recently, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern floated the...
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How COVID-19 Changed the Food System
922 views - 06/01/20
Before the pandemic, dire warnings outlined how vulnerable the global food system had become. How vulnerable is it now? Sarah Rotz and...
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YMCA Helps Connect People
364 views - 05/29/20
Northeastern Ontario Hub journalist Nick Dunne talks to host Jeyan Jeganathan about Wifi, telephone, and computer service the Sudbury...
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Will the European Union Survive COVID-19?
4,537 views - 05/29/20
American author and international relations expert Claire Berlinski observes the European political scene from her home in Paris. She...
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David Frum: In Search of Hope After Trump
158,493 views - 05/29/20
Author and journalist David Frum joins The Agenda to discuss his new book, "Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy."
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Ontario's Long-Term Care Tragedy
1,952 views - 05/28/20
The COVID-19 pandemic had already revealed lapses in policies and procedures at Ontario's long-term care homes, but this week's Canadian...
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The Pandemic Across Provinces
2,620 views - 05/28/20
Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have varied across Canada. The Agenda discusses the different approaches to the virus outbreak in the...
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How COVID-19 is Changing Restaurants
2,726 views - 05/28/20
Restaurants have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and are having to adapt day by day - many have had to close. With the help of...
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Can Small Business Survive Covid-19?
2,459 views - 05/27/20
The Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) support program launched this week with the aim of reducing the monthly burden...
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COVID-19 vs. the Criminal Underworld
2,606 views - 05/26/20
Author Antonio Nicaso, an expert and law-enforcement consultant on organized crime, discusses how broken supply chains during COVID-19 is...
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Removing Barriers to Justice in Ontario
1,221 views - 05/26/20
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting almost everything about what was once considered normal business, and Ontario's criminal...
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Documenting Wrongful Arrests
1,173 views - 05/26/20
Journalist and filmmaker Martin Himel discusses his work, "The Arrest," a TVO Original documentary. This gripping film follows several...
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How COVID-19 is Devastating Ontario Tourism
2,677 views - 05/25/20
Ontario's tourism sector may have already lost nearly $17.5 billion due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the summer hasn't even started yet....
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Assessing Risks Along the Canada-U.S. Border
2,228 views - 05/25/20
Premier Doug Ford has stressed that he does not want the Canada-U.S. border opened any time soon. But what is the actual threat posed to...
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America's Patchy Response to COVID-19
11,191 views - 05/22/20
Ed Yong is staff writer for The Atlantic with a focus on science, but these days his writing has centred on explaining the COVID-19...
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Understanding Migraines
59,330 views - 05/22/20
Despite so many people suffering from migraines, most people don't understand why they get them. Advice about triggers and ways to...
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Niagara Wineries Pivot During COVID-19
802 views - 05/22/20
During a time of rapidly changing business models, Ontario wineries have had to get creative about serving their customers, including...
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Thriving in The Age of Coronavirus
1,502 views - 05/21/20
Why are some people doing well and even thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic shut down? The Agenda explores the various reasons why a...
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Annamie Paul: Vying to Lead the Federal Greens
907 views - 05/21/20
The Agenda welcomes Annamie Paul who is running for the Green Party of Canada leadership. She talks to Steve Paikin about why she has...
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Finding Silver Linings in This Pandemic
1,853 views - 05/21/20
Sleeping better, spending more time with family, finding inner peace - not everyone is experiencing increased anxiety and sadness during...
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Economic Stimulus with Renewable Energy?
2,152 views - 05/20/20
While it's hard to believe right now that anything good might come out of this worldwide crisis, there will be some things. And for those...
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Greener Living Post COVID-19
1,458 views - 05/20/20
Cleaner air, clearer skies, and more wildlife sightings - it seems that lockdowns around the world are causing the planet to bounce back...
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Are We in a COVID-19 'She-Cession?'
8,273 views - 05/19/20
Working through the COVID-19 pandemic has meant widespread economic repercussions for businesses and individuals, and there's evidence to...
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