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During the pandemic, many personal stories of navigating long-term health care for loved ones came to the forefront. Northwestern Ontario Hub journalist Charnel Anderson spoke to one woman about her mother's journey through the system, and what she's hoping the next Ontario government will do to improve conditions. Do the parties have enough in the…
 
In an increasingly digital age, the internet has become an important service - COVID-19 highlighted that. Access to broadband infrastructure, however, poses a challenge for some communities in Ontario and the four major provincial parties seem to support expanding high-speed internet across the province. We welcome broadband experts to discuss the …
 
As the final full week of campaigning comes to a close, Sabrina Nanji joins the podcast to discuss the bad blood between the Ontario Liberals and the New Democrats. She also recaps the week on the hustings. And diving into new polling that shows the electorate basically likes none of the leaders. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
What do the four major parties have planned for public transit, highways, and other transportation issues? To disuss this, we welcome Johanne Baril, Mayor of the Municipality of Val Rita-Harty and president, Northeastern Ontario Municipal Association; Jeff Casello, professor and associate vice president, Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, School of…
 
Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca came out swinging this afternoon, accusing the NDP of targeting a female former Liberal candidate. The NDP say the candidate did not have the proper signatures on her nomination papers. In response, the Liberals have accused the NDP of attacking their female candidates. Hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGr…
 
It is harder than ever for Ontarians to own or rent a home. Housing affordability is on a lot of voters' minds before the June election. Did the parties get the assignment? What does affordability mean to different income groups? How does the housing crisis affect generations differently? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
With 8 days left to go, the leaders were all back out on the campaign trail after two of them were sidelined with COVID-19. Hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss what happened on the hustings, and why the Liberals are turning their focus to Doug Ford's pandemic economic response. Also, we discuss whether the three new right-wing parti…
 
Affordability is a top election issue, and housing is a large part of that. To help us understand the various offerings to voters, we welcome candidates from three of the four parties: Kristyn Wong-Tam, NDP candidate in Toronto Centre; Chi Nguyen, Liberal candidate for Spadina-Fort York; and Green Party candidate in Parry Sound-Muskoka, Matt Richte…
 
Steve Paikin talks to Erin Kelly, CEO of Advanced Symbolics Inc. and keeper of the artificial intelligence pollster known as Polly, about the perceived controversies taking place on the Ontario election campaign trail - from the PC's peek-a-boo strategy, to Liberal candidates dropped over online comments. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inf…
 
The Supreme Court of Canada decided it would hear the Ontario government's appeal on whether the mandate letters then-Premier Ford wrote to his cabinet ministers in 2018, could be kept secret and not released to the public. It's a case the government has lost twice and now the appeal is going to the highest court. James Turk, Director of the Centre…
 
The Agenda's week in review begins sizing up how the leaders did in the provincewide debate on Monday night. Then, we analyzed the parties' offerings for post-secondary institutions, and to boost manufacturing; considered what role performance plays in success at the polls; and sat down with Green Party leader Mike Schreiner. See omnystudio.com/lis…
 
After winning the 2018 election, Doug Ford's government removed rent control on new units across the province. As Ontario continues to experience a housing crisis, Hamilton-Niagara Hub journalist Justin Chandler looked into what the four main political parties are promising - or not - in terms of reinstating keeping rents affordable. See omnystudio…
 
James Arnett's path to become a true-crime novelist is unusual. He's a Harvard graduate, corporate lawyer, one-time president of Molson Breweries, adviser to government, chair of the Toronto East General Hospital board, and now in his eighties, he's written "Bean Fate," a novel based on real people and events of the Prohibition-era Midwest. See omn…
 
Northern Ontario's Ring of Fire has untapped billions of dollars-worth of minerals. Some of those minerals are much coveted for the electric car revolution. What do the party platforms have to say about these resources and how does Ontario develop them responsibly and sustainably? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Health care, education, and economic development are core election issues. That's true for most of the province, and so too for Indigenous candidates running in ridings across Ontario. To discuss, we welcome: JoAnne Formanek Gustafson, NDP candidate for Kenora-Rainy River; Vanessa Lalonde, Liberal candidate for London West; Suzette Foster, Green ca…
 
Andrea Horwath and Mike Schreiner have both announced they have tested positive for COVID-19. Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss what this means for their campaigns. Also, recapping day 16 on the hustings. BACKGROUND READING: Why the Green party's election hopes run through Parry Sound - Muskoka https://www.tvo.org/article/why-the-green-…
 
We look at the platforms of Ontario's four major parties as they relate to colleges and universities. What are the policy priorities of administration, faculty, and students? How do they feel about the PC government's performance-based funding model? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Experts weigh in on the announcements made by all the major Ontario parties related to manufacturing. From labour shortages to the transition to net-zero emissions, which party is most capable of meeting the demands of the industry? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By TVO | Steve Paikin
 
What does it take to have a successful political career? Performance skills matter a lot. Voters want politicians to be able to connect with them through television or social media. Is personally awkward behavior off-putting, and does it cost votes? We ask: Kathy Brock, Queen's University; Lyn Whitham, George Brown and Centennial Colleges; Karen St…
 
Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner made history in last night's leaders' debate as the first fourth party leader to take part in that event. Schreiner has led his party since 2009, and in the last election, became the first Green to sit in the Ontario legislature. He speaks to Steve Paikin about his platform and ambitions to extend Green Party repre…
 
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