Beyond the Headlines (BTH) is a one-hour current affairs talk radio show aimed at providing a greater understanding and thoughtful discussion of the various policy issues in our daily news headlines. BTH aims to take listeners beyond the immediacy of our daily news. Our show airs Mondays from 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. EST on CIUT 89.5 FM in Toronto, Canada.
Climate Refugees and Canada’s Role as a Middle Power
Climate change is affecting more and more regions across the globe, threatening to create as many as 200 million environmental migrants by 2050. While Canada is seen as a top destination for refugee resettlement and is a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention, the international agreement doesn’t recognize climate threats as a reason for fleeing.Continue reading "Climate Refugees and Canada’s Role as a Middle Power"
Today is election day. As Canadians head to the polls, we take a look at issues that don’t usually garner a lot of attention during the campaign. The first interview is with Yves Giroux, the Parliamentary Budget Officer, to discuss the work his office is doing costing the party’s platforms during the campaign. Then MelContinue reading "Election Special"
Getting Ahead of Disruption
Public Policy Forum (PPF) is a non-profit organization that offers diverse participants in the field of public policy a platform to explore and discuss policy issues. In this episode, we will be discussing two articles from PPF’s “12 Ways to Get Ahead of Disruption” series. Canada’s Infrastructure Revival: Let’s Get the Biggest Bang for OurContinue reading "Getting Ahead of Disruption"
Reaching towards The Sustainable Development Goals: A Discussion with the Young Diplomats of Canada Delegation
Today’s episode chronicles the travels of a small group of young Canadian professionals that recently traveled to Bali to be apart of Canada’s national delegation to a host of international development conferences hosted by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. This selection of live quotes from the events from leading public policy and internationalContinue reading "Reaching towards The Sustainable Development Goals: A Discussion with the Young Diplomats of Canada Delegation"
The Weekly: The Impact of OSAP Changes on Lower-Income Students – A Conversation with Dr. Andrew Parkin
Earlier this year, the Government of Ontario announced changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). These changes include the elimination of free tuition through grants for lower-income students, a decrease in the maximum income threshold to qualify for the program, a reduction in the percentage of grants available, the elimination of the 6-monthContinue reading "The Weekly: The Impact of OSAP Changes on Lower-Income Students – A Conversation with Dr. Andrew Parkin"
The Weekly: Equity, Inclusion & Public Policy
This week, in collaboration with the Gender, Diversity and Public Policy Initiative, we discuss how women in politics is changing the narrative, shattering glass ceilings and paving the way for future generations of female leadership in North America, with guest Gabrielle Gallant. Credits: Kaidie Williams, producer & host Aneet Gill, producer & host EmmaContinue reading "The Weekly: Equity, Inclusion & Public Policy"