100 episodes

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.

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    • 4.5 • 272 Ratings

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.

    Equity, Economic Recovery, and COVID-19

    Equity, Economic Recovery, and COVID-19

    COVID-19 has disproportionately affected low-income neighbourhoods and essential workers. Vulnerable neighbourhoods are densely populated, are comprised of crowded housing arrangements, and bursting bus routes. Essential work is not the type of job that allows for telecommuting, and many workers are disproportionately Black, Indigenous and people of colour. How does this reality affect the collective economic recovery so that it's equal for all?

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    • 30 min
    Dr. Theresa Tam: How Can Canada Defeat COVID-19?

    Dr. Theresa Tam: How Can Canada Defeat COVID-19?

    While Canada lags in the international vaccination effort and is dealing with outbreaks of COVID-19 variants, Steve Paikin speaks to Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam. They discuss what must still be done in the next stage of virus containment in the country.

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    • 25 min
    The Future of Pipelines

    The Future of Pipelines

    Pipelines were once considered to be a barometer for Canada-U.S. energy relations and energy security. But it seems times are changing. What is the future of Canada's oil and gas sector, largely dependent on pipelines? We look at the economic and political implications of President Joe Biden's cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, and the uncertainty surrounding Enbridge's Line 5, supplier of much of Ontario's crude oil.

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    • 31 min
    Equalization in Canada: The Politics of Sharing

    Equalization in Canada: The Politics of Sharing

    Canada's equalization program has been in place for six decades, yet few people understand how it works. To discuss "the glue that keeps Canada together," we welcome journalist Mary Janigan; Massey College principal Nathalie Des Rosiers; and University of Calgary economics professor Trevor Tombe.

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    • 23 min
    Roman Mars: Finding Hidden Brilliance in Urban Design

    Roman Mars: Finding Hidden Brilliance in Urban Design

    When people look for great design in a city, they're often looking up, and while some skyscrapers involve incredible designs, the wonder can really be found everywhere, according to podcast host and author Roman Mars. He describes how design affects behaviour, and why urban dwellers should appreciate the mundane but brilliant designs in the city.

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    • 27 min
    Can Psychedelics Transform Mental-Health Care?

    Can Psychedelics Transform Mental-Health Care?

    When SSRI medications were introduced in the 1980s, there were hopes they could forever change mental-health treatment. Since then, many are still not as effective as they could be. Now, attention is focusing on psychedelics, such as magic mushrooms and LSD. In December, Health Canada approved some exemptions to the ban on these drugs. We look at the promise of these drugs, and what the science really says about them.

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
272 Ratings

272 Ratings

Cavendish 2020 ,

Thanks for keeping us informed

It has been difficult trying to understand the decisions of our leaders. Thank you for expanding our thought processes..

Adrian Go ,

Sometimes Informative, something echo chamber

Quality podcast but lacks diversity in opinions.
The echoing of US pop news narratives is concerning.

Dalewood12 ,

Great pod

Steve Paikin and the Agenda hosts never disappoint. A must listen for any well informed Ontarian.

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