The Agenda with Steve Paikin
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    Interviews and field reports from TVO's Ontario Hubs team.
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    Catch up on the week's current affairs with these highlights.
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    • Ontario Legal Aid Funding Cuts - Duration: 20 minutes.

      • 4 hours ago
      In the 2019 provincial budget, the Ford government cut funding to Legal Aid Ontario by 30% or the equivalent of $133 million annually. It's prompted quite an outcry from members of the legal commun...
    • Canada: Refuge for Illicit Funds - Duration: 34 minutes.

      • 7 hours ago
      Canada has become a global haven for laundering dirty money, particularly in highly-priced real estate markets. The federal government earmarked funds in its most recent budget for a new anti-money...
    • The Crisis That Keeps Changing the World - Duration: 19 minutes.

      • 1 day ago
      The 2008 economic crisis had ramifications beyond the world's financial markets. Beyond the economic upheaval it caused across the globe, the crisis shifted the politics of numerous nations and sti...
    • Why Nothing Big Gets Done Anymore - Duration: 35 minutes.

      • 1 day ago
      The Canadian public expects its government to be able to steer the nation economically while keeping up with 21st century demands and challenges. The Agenda examines whether the Canadian political ...
    • A New Plan to Connect Toronto - Duration: 32 minutes.

      • 2 days ago
      With new governments come new transit plans. Jennifer Keesmaat, Matti Siemiatycki and Murtaza Haider join Steve Paikin as The Agenda evaluates the province's new ideas for transit in the Toronto area.
    • How to Learn Online - Duration: 23 minutes.

      • 2 days ago
      The Ontario government is mandating that all high school students will be required to take four online credit courses. The Agenda discusses how this will impact student learning, and how to make su...
    • Why Early Childhood Educators Are Underpaid - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 3 days ago
      While last week's Ontario budget didn't mention the $2 per hour provincial wage grant that tops up the pay of more than 39,000 ECE workers in the province, advocates have learned the grant will be ...
    • Changing Ontario's Education and Child Care System - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 3 days ago
      Major changes have been announced to education in Ontario over the last few weeks, as well a new child care tax credit was introduced in last week's budget. Minister of Education Lisa Thompson join...
    • Checking in on Child Care - Duration: 30 minutes.

      • 3 days ago
      The Ontario Progressive Conservative government's first budget includes a tax credit designed to reduce child care expenses for families across the province. The Agenda examines how this tax credit...
    • What Goes Into Creating An Ontario Budget - Duration: 15 minutes.

      • 6 days ago
      How is an Ontario budget made? To find out, Agenda producer Patricia Kozicka spoke with four former finance ministers: Charles Sousa, Janet Ecker, Ernie Eves, and Floyd Laughren. She shares their s...
    • Women in Criminal Law - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 6 days ago
      Canada's criminal justice system is no longer the boy's club it once was, and the number of women entering the profession is on par with men. The ratios are not that encouraging for racialized wome...
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    • Genders, Rights and Freedom of Speech - Duration: 54 minutes.

      • 2 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...
    • The Collapse of the American Empire? - Duration: 27 minutes.

      • 7 months 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...
    • Travis Bradberry: Measuring Emotional Intelligence - Duration: 23 minutes.

      • 3 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...
    • Rent, Don't Buy! - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 2 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.

      • 5 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...
    • 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.
    • Digesting Depression - Duration: 19 minutes.

      • 2 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...
    • Sonke Neitzel: Mindset of WWII German Soldiers - Duration: 21 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      They are vivid, sometimes chilling descriptions of the life of German soldiers during World War II. All brought to life in secretly recorded transcripts of German POWs. Historian Sonke Neitzel, co-...
    • Free Speech: At What Cost? - Duration: 33 minutes.

      • 4 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...
    • Bill Nye: Creationism is Bad for Us - Duration: 24 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      Last year, Bill Nye debated Ken Ham, founder of the Creationist Museum in Kentucky, about creationism as a viable model of origins. With his new book, "Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Crea...
    • When Anxiety Attacks - Duration: 50 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      Anxiety disorders may be as pervasive a condition as depression, yet they are still not as widely discussed as depression. As part of The Agenda's Mental Health Matters coverage, we'll examine the ...
    • Depression: A Family Affair - Duration: 28 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      Depression is not just a medical matter. It's a family one, too. Jordan Peterson and his daughter Mikhaila share their story of depression with Steve Paikin. Part of The Agenda's Mental Health Matt...
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