The Agenda with Steve Paikin
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    • A Fractured Canada-China Relationship - Duration: 35 minutes.

      • 20 hours ago
      In the year since Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was taken into Canadian custody, diplomatic relations between the Canada and China remain tense and marked by imprisonments, trade bans, and fiery rh...
    • Huawei's Uncertain Canadian Future - Duration: 22 minutes.

      • 20 hours ago
      It's been one year since Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was taken into Canadian custody. The Trudeau government and the security community are still trying to determine whether the tech company can ...
    • Future-proofing the Economy - Duration: 20 minutes.

      • 1 day ago
      Economist Armine Yalnizyan went from analyzing government data to helping make it, as she took a role with the federal government in Ottawa. She's now the Atkinson Foundation's Fellow on the Future...
    • An Indigenous Stake in Energy - Duration: 34 minutes.

      • 1 day ago
      The political battle over pipelines shows no sign of stopping. The Agenda explores how that debate plays out in some Indigenous communities in search of economic development opportunities. And how ...
    • Whatever Happened to Ambrose Small - Duration: 28 minutes.

      • 2 days ago
      It remains one of Ontario's enduring mysteries. On December 2, 1919, theatre magnate Ambrose Small completed a deal of a lifetime. After selling his Ontario-wide theatre network, Small banked $1 mi...
    • Charlotte Gray: A Millionaire's Murder Mystery - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 2 days ago
      Sir Harry Oakes, a major figure in 19th-and-early 20th century northern Ontario, made millions in mining. He was mysteriously murdered in the Caribbean in 1943, with no clues as to the culprit.&#82...
    • The Crisis in Hong Kong - Duration: 19 minutes.

      • 5 days ago
      Civil unrest has rocked Hong Kong for six months with violent clashes between police and demonstrators. The Agenda looks at the city's political crisis and its challenge to Beijing's rule with Emil...
    • Did the Pit Bull Ban Work? - Duration: 6 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 5 days ago
      In 2005 the former Liberal government banned pit bulls in Ontario, but 14 years later there are still pit bulls in the province. Now, the PC government is revisiting the controversial ban that has ...
    • Vic Fedeli: From Money Man to Job Creator - Duration: 20 minutes.

      • 5 days ago
      As finance minister in the Doug Ford government, Vic Fedeli delivered his first budget last April, only to have it receive a storm of criticism over controversial cuts. In the subsequent cabinet sh...
    • Amazon's Counterfeit Problem; Highway Infrastructure - Duration: 8 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 5 days ago
      What should be done about the problem of counterfeit goods sold online? Then, Can the proposed GTA West highway help alleviate traffic congestion?
    • Fighting For A Barrier-Free Ontario - Duration: 19 minutes.

      • 6 days ago
      Twenty-five years ago, a group of 20 Ontarians with various disabilities gathered at Queen's Park with a mission: to push the province to commit future governments to make Ontario as barrier-free a...
    • How Can AI Assist Accessibility - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 6 days ago
      Smartphones do a lot of work for us. And as apps harnessing artificial intelligence continue to improve, they're becoming indispensable, even life savers. The Agenda welcomes Eyra Abraham, founder ...
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    • The Collapse of the American Empire? - Duration: 27 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      The Agenda welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, who over the past decade and a half has made his name as a columnist, activist and author. He's been a vociferous public critic o...
    • Genders, Rights and Freedom of Speech - Duration: 54 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      Jordan Peterson, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto, posted a YouTube video criticizing the proposed Bill C-16, which adds gender identity and gender expression to the list of proh...
    • Chris Hedges: Sacrifice Zones of America - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 7 years ago
      Chris Hedges calls them "sacrifice zones," huge pockets of impoverished America on the verge of cementing a permanent underclass. The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist has teamed up with cartoonist...
    • Rent, Don't Buy! - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      Conventional wisdom says that if you can afford to buy a home, you should. Renting, it's thought, is simply paying someone else's mortgage, and leaves you with nothing to show for it. CIBC real est...
    • Rise of the New Atheists? - Duration: 32 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      As the documentary "The Unbelievers" premieres at Toronto's Hot Docs Festival, two of the men featured in the film: professor Richard Dawkins and physicist Lawrence Krauss sit down with Steve Paiki...
    • Climate I: Is The Debate Over? - Duration: 52 minutes.

      • 9 years ago
      Read our blog post "An Agenda climate compendium" on

      What is, and isn't, settled about climate science.


      Hadi Dowlatabadi is Canada research chair and...
    • Travis Bradberry: Measuring Emotional Intelligence - Duration: 23 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      While IQ testing is something most people have heard about, EQ, the term used for measuring emotional intelligence is relatively unknown. Steve Paikin talks with Travis Bradberry the author of "Emo...
    • Digesting Depression - Duration: 19 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      Depression often clusters in families. Mikhaila Peterson and her father, Jordan Peterson, are from such a family. Both have struggled with depression for much of their lives. The Agenda spoke to th...
    • Free Speech: At What Cost? - Duration: 33 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      Freedom of speech is thought of as a key part of our democracy. But is one person's version of free speech the same as another's? What if an individual disagrees with another's statement? The Agend...
    • Emily Luk: A Tiger Daughter Weighs In - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 8 years ago
      The Amy Chua Effect: What is it like being the child of Chinese immigrant parents in the Western world? A young Chinese-Canadian woman gives us her perspective.
    • Advertising Atheism - Duration: 53 minutes.

      • 8 years ago
      Selling unbelief: the atheist bus campaign comes to Canada, prompting support, and criticism.
    • The World's Shrinking Population - Duration: 32 minutes.

      • 9 months ago
      Dire predictions about an impending overpopulation crisis have loomed large in the human imagination for centuries. Darrel Bricker and John Ibbitson co-authors of, "Empty Planet: The Shock of Globa...
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