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#onpoli, a TVO podcast, is all about Ontario politics. Join hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath for candid interviews and a deeper understanding of how politics touches our day-to-day lives. When it comes to #onpoli, we're here to give you the bigger picture.

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#onpoli, a TVO podcast, is all about Ontario politics. Join hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath for candid interviews and a deeper understanding of how politics touches our day-to-day lives. When it comes to #onpoli, we're here to give you the bigger picture.

    Ontario's response to Omicron

    Ontario's response to Omicron

    Say hello to Omicron. On this week's pod, Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath detail the province's response to the newest COVID-19 variant.

    Also, vaccine fueled boycotts that fizzled out, and the craziest leadership convention ever.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 26 min
    Vaccines for kids are here

    Vaccines for kids are here

    Good news this week for parents of kids ages 5 - 11. As of Tuesday morning, their children will be eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine. On this week's pod, Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath share the details.

    Also, more workers that refuse to be vaccinated, and the latest on Ottawa's LRT debacle. Could it mean trouble for other Ontario LRTs that are in the works?

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    • 27 min
    The true cost of new highways

    The true cost of new highways

    The Ontario government is laying the ground to build two new highways - Highway 413 and the Bradford Bypass.

    But there are a lot of questions to be answered. Including, how much will it cost taxpayers?

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    • 24 min
    Lower deficits: yes; vaccine mandates: no

    Lower deficits: yes; vaccine mandates: no

    Ontario has released its fall economic statement. While the headline item was the province's deficit not being quite as bad as previously thought, there were some smaller items - like the province introducing (for a third time) a staycation tax credit. Also, why the government lobbed the political hot potato of vaccine mandates back to Ontario's hospitals.

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    • 20 min
    Will Ontario's long-term care strategy work?

    Will Ontario's long-term care strategy work?

    The Ontario government has unveiled its strategy meant to reform the long-term care sector. In this week's episode, hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath break down the details and some potential roadblocks.
    Also, the Ontario Green Party's roadmap to net zero, and how did Ontario fare on the new federal cabinet?

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min
    The Ontario government lifts capacity limits

    The Ontario government lifts capacity limits

    The Ontario government is allowing businesses that check vaccination status to operate at full capacity. It's a big change for businesses that were previously limited by physical distancing requirements. On this week's episode, Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss the details. Also, rumblings that the election may be moved up from June, and the PC government loses another MPP.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min

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