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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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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.

    Hamilton Growth and other top stories

    Hamilton Growth and other top stories

    How should Hamilton grow to accommodate a population increases? Olympic gold-medalist Penny Oleksiak on her swimming career. Why the Trans Canada Trail and outdoor adventure is more important than ever. And, is it time for Ontario to look at two-tier health care?

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    • 21 min
    Marie Henein: Why Everyone is Entitled to a Defence

    Marie Henein: Why Everyone is Entitled to a Defence

    Prominent criminal defense attorney Marie Henein, known for defending Jian Ghomeshi and other bold-faced names, is joining us to talk about her new book, "Nothing But The Truth: A Memoir," where she chronicles her life, legal career, and the criminal-justice system.

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    • 24 min
    Ensuring Accessibility to Ontario Education

    Ensuring Accessibility to Ontario Education

    Ottawa's Carleton University and Algonquin College both provid 24-hour attendant care to disabled students in their residence, allowing severely disabled students to live independent lives in residence. However, this program was closed during COVID-19 and when Carleton's residence reopened this fall, these students were told to stay home despite the university's vaccination mandate. TVO.org assistant editor Sarah Trick tells us how this could have serious consequences not only for their education, but for their prospects of an independent adult life.

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    • 10 min
    Private Health, Care Public Solution?

    Private Health, Care Public Solution?

    Ontario's health care system has been battered by COVID-19, medical staff have been pushed to their limits, and there's a massive backlog of diagnostic and surgical procedures built up due to shutdowns. Has the time come for private health care to help fill the gaps? We ask: Alistair McGuire, head of the department of Health Policy at the London School of Economics;
    Colleen Flood, professor at the University of Ottawa and a University Research Chair in Health Law & Policy; and Sara Allin, assistant professor at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.

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    • 30 min
    Private Money, Public Care

    Private Money, Public Care

    Walter Schroeder was a successful businessman who made a lot of money. Now, he wants to use those resources to build a new health-care clinic just north of Toronto. And strangely enough, he doesn't want to make any money off it. The only problem is that this might not quite be legal. He tells us exactly what his intentions are and what the challenges toward it may be.

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    • 12 min
    Public Health Care, Personal Care

    Public Health Care, Personal Care

    Getting the right care to people in a timely fashion is not a new challenge in the northern reaches of this province. Presumably, doing so under COVID-19 has been even tougher. Dr. Sarah Newberry has been on the front line of the pandemic in her practice at Marathon Family Health. She's also assistant dean of Physician Workforce Strategy at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
308 Ratings

308 Ratings

Dani staub ,

Thank goodness Steve is back

PLEASE: NO MORE NAM! She is not a skilled interviewer and clearly reads from cue cards which stifle and limit the discussion. Why is she a host?

TIMC47701 ,

My Go-To

I look forward to my morning run when I can listen to the Agenda podcasts and receive trustworthy news and opinion.

pedanticus1 ,

Great job!

An excellent way to stay informed of the goings-on in Ontario government and politics. A level-headed analysis without the drama or partisanship. Keep it up!

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