The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs program - devoted to exploring the social, political, cultural and economic issues that are changing our world, at home and abroad. The Agenda airs weeknights at 8:00 PM EST on TVO - Canada's largest educational broadcaster.
Tackling Internet Child Exploitation in Ontario
Cases of child sextortion, self-exploitation and other types of abuse are on the rise in Ontario and across Canada. Steve Paikin talks to experts leading efforts to protect children from online harms. They explore factors behind the increase in cybercrimes targeting youth; how police services, advocacy organizations and internet policy experts are working to combat these incidents; advice for families; and what more can be done to safeguard kids.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What Does Ontario Law Say About Encampment Clearings?
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice's new ruling denied the Regional Municipality of Waterloo's request to remove a homeless encampment on the basis it would violate residents' Charter rights. Steve Paikin talks to social justice lawyer and co-director of the Community Justice Collective Sima Atri about what implications this ruling might have across the province.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10 Questions About Winter Road Safety with Sean Shapiro
What's the best way to recover from a skid? How should drivers behave when they're on the road with a snow plow? What should Ontarians put in their emergency kits? Sean Shapiro of the Toronto Police Service - the TikTok traffic cop - answers questions about best practices for driving in the winter.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Debating Bail Reform - The Agenda's Week in Review
The Agenda's week in review begins with a debate about the need for bail reform in Canada. Then, assessing how to address violence on Toronto transit; exploring the legacy of former Ontario lieutenant governor David Onley. Then, what does the the new NDP leader need to do to prepare for the next provincial election? And, what are rural municipalities doing to support older adults?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How Deadly was COVID Misinformation?
A new report compiled by experts in public policy, health care, science communication and economics states that COVID-19 misinformation led to the deaths of at least 3,000 Canadians and cost hospitals $300 million, over a nine month period. Report authors Alex Himelfarb and Jaigris Hodson discuss the misinformation that led to vaccine hesiticancy from millions, and evaluate the massive strain they say this left on the health-care system. How could misinformation about COVID-19 have been better contained or prevented?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Were Ottawa's Citizens Forgotten Amid the Convoy?
A new report from the Ottawa People's Commission, a citizen-led initiative, reveals that residents were "undeniably abandoned" during the Freedom Convoy. Ottawa-based Ontario Hubs editor Sarah Trick tells us what participants had to say about the city's ability to handle the onslaught of trucks, noise, and disruption.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
TVO With Steve..😀
I’ve been watching this show for many years. It’s the most informative, balanced and objective news show on TV. I look forward to it each day. My only complaint is that it’s too short. Longer discussions on each topic would be better. Keep up the great work and thank you for your unbiased journalistic professionalism..!!!
An Ontario institution
I've been watching this show since my high school teacher told me about it back in 2007. Attended episodes when they were hosted at the munk center at my uni way back in the early 2010s.
Its a testament to its quality that i still listen to the episodes frequently.
Jeyan and Steve
Jeyan is a better choice.
** Look up information about the Paikin family and it’s financial gains from the Greenbelt destruction and you might re-think subscribing and inadvertently paying for Steve’s mega wage.