What would it take to reboot Canada's relationship with China? Is it even possible, with Canadians in Chinese custody, the Huawei extradition case pending, to say nothing of events in Hong Kong? We examine the case for and feasibility of a new
This past summer, Russian president Vladimir Putin won a referendum to remain in office until the year 2036. Having already put his indelible stamp on Russia, what does Putin want to do with all that time and opportunity? Steve Paikin speaks to
Doug Ford promised to create incentives for more registered nurses and personal support workers in Ontario. But what does it take to attract people to study for the jobs needed in health care? The Agenda discusses how to train people for the ri
It used to be that supply and demand applied to workers and wages within Canada. But globalization has changed that, argues economist Jeff Rubin. When the whole world is your market, there is never a dearth of workers willing to do the same job
Personal support workers have had to adjust to a new reality as the COVID-19 pandemic has worn on. But what about those who were in the midst of their training to become PSWs? Southwestern Ontario Hub journalist Mary Baxter spoke to some studen
Earlier this week, Premier Doug Ford officially declared that COVID-19's second wave has hit Ontario. Raywat Deonandan is a Global Health epidemiologist and associate professor with the University of Ottawa's Interdisciplinary School of Health
The Agenda this week looked at why urban dwellers are seeking to live in smaller communities; considered how policing might evolve; checked in with some American expats after the U.S. presidential debate; and heard the case for citizens helping
Steve Paikin speaks to the editor and contributors of the new book, "Constitutional Democracy Under Stress: A Time for Heroic Citizenship." They discuss the fragile state of democracies around the world, the existential threats they face, and t
The Agenda examines the federal Liberal government's latest salvo as they go after web giants such as Google and Facebook, pledging to impose new taxes and regulations on the companies. All this while Canada's media landscape continues to shrin
What is it like to be an American living in Canada in one of the most contentious times in political history for that country. Americans living in Canada discuss the pending election, social justice movements, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Journalist and psychologist Maria Konnikova reveals what poker taught her about luck, skill, and decision-making in everyday life, the topic of her new book, "The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win."
Protests over police brutality that started in May continue to make headlines as protestors continue to make the case for defunding or abolition. Do the police still have a role to play in keeping the public safe? To discuss this, The Agenda we
A new report from Citizen Lab warns about the risks posed by algorithmic policing. What does this technology mean for law enforcement in Canada? To provide context, we invite Ryan Prox, an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University's School o
Science and sacred knowledge don't usually go hand-in-hand. But botanist and medical biochemist Diana Beresford-Kroeger is forging a path built on their collective wisdom, which she believes could help lead the way out of the growing climate cr
Torontonians have been leaving the city for years, in search of more affordable housing options and more space. So, is the wave of people moving out of the urban core during the COVID-19 pandemic any different? The Agenda examines what this rec
The new federal Rural and Northern Immigration pilot is helping to encourage new Canadians to live and work outside of the Ontario's bigger cities. But some newcomers want to be in more established centres where friends and relatives have settl
Harnarayan Singh is a trailblazer in the hockey world but you don't know him from his scoring or stick handling. Instead of tuning in to Hockey Night in Canada, thousands of Sikh hockey fans turn to Punjabi Hockey Night in Canada, to hear Singh
In the global race to find a vaccine, is Canada well-positioned to ensure its citizens will be inoculated as quickly as possible? What will happen to poorer countries in this race? To discuss these issues, The Agenda welcomes by Alan Bernstein,
Science journalist Latif Nasser discusses his latest Netflix documentary series "Connected," in which he travels the world, exploring the fascinating connections between seemingly disparate ideas and objects such as migratory bird patterns, mus
As the United States heads into an election the possibility of increased instability looms large. Some have even used the term civil war. The Agenda asks: What would that mean for Canada? What are the dangers posed by a more unstable America? A
Amid the backdrop of rising inequality, the belief in merit has lead to condescension among the winners and a harsh sense of humiliation among those left behind. This is destroying the common good, according to Harvard philosopher Michael Sande
Guaranteed annual income or a basic income is a policy idea that's been considered for decades. Under the previous government, Ontario undertook a partial pilot project to see how it could work. But the arrival of this pandemic, and the introdu
Just days after the province declared a state of emergency for this COVID-19 crisis, Michael Sabia argued in the pages of the Globe and Mail that now is the time for governments to take bold action to reshape the economy. Six months in, are gov
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