Beyond the Headlines
Anti-Terror and Security Policy in Canada03/31/15
Recent stories in the mediahave focused attention on troubling eventssuch as ISIS attacks, Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and the attack on Parliament in Ottawa. We wanted to apply a policy lens to such controversial events, and asked our guests to offer...
How do urban centresaddressinequality? How do citiesprepare and overcomeextreme weather and climate change? How do cities respond to crisessuch ashealth outbreaks or terrorist attack? How do wecreating more sustainable cities/green cities? What makes...
Police Community Relations in Toronto
The episode will look at Police Community Relations in the City of Toronto. We will be asking our guests what they think about Toronto Police Services efforts to improve engagement with minority communities. Torontoscurrent chief, Bill Blair will be...
Ontario Municipal Board Reform
The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) is a quasi-judicial board responsible for hearing land use planning appeals. The last several years have seen this unelected body criticized for usurping the decisions of municipalities, being developer friendly and...
Young people today face many barriers to financial stability including high tuition fees, housing prices and limited child care spaces. At the same time, there is an aging population in Canada and across North America with many seniors exiting the...
Corrections and Mental Health
We take a look at mental health and corrections in Canada today. What needs to be done to improve mental health outcomes for people in contact with the criminal justice system? We examine different stages of the criminal justice system and community...
Immigration in Ontario
Canada is one of the largest immigrant receiving nations in the world, and one with a longstanding dedication to the principle of multiculturalism. What makes immigrant inclusion and integration successful in some places versus others? We take a...
Best of Beer Policy
In Ontario, the Beer Store recently announced thatOntario breweries can now buy minority stakes in the company, and craft brewers will receive discounted “listing fees” – the price they pay the Beer Store to sell their products. Such changes may or...
Social Media Privacy – Part II
Data and information is being shared online at an unprecedented rate. There isconcern over how much information is being shown and who may have access to such information. Has the government been doing enough to protect Canadians? Is the industry...
Building Coalitions: A Look at Cycling in Toronto
This episode looksat the relationship between community groups when they buildeffective coalitions to get things done in the City of Toronto. We lookat how cycling coalitions in Toronto have been formed, how they continue to form, and how they affect...
Social Media Privacy – Part I
One in three anglophone Canadians say that not a single day goes by without checking into their social media feeds. On top of that,there is growing concern over how much information is being shared onlineand who may have access to it. Has the...
Emergency Management Frameworks
In light of recent media coverage on the accelerated outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, we speak to two experts on existing policy frameworks and institutions that respond to health crisesin Canada. Tagged: Alain Normand, Andrew Graham, crisis, ebola,...
The State of Retirement Income in Canada
Believe it or not, pensions and retirement income aretopics that affectCanadians of all ages.There has been rich debate over the risks and perceived risks of retirement income insurance products, or pensions, in Canada. Weexplore this important issue...
Issues in the Toronto Election 2014
On this weeks show we explore the realities of municipal governance and the upcoming Municipal election in Toronto. We will look at the structure of governance in cities, the financial health of our own city, Toronto, and discuss a hot button election...
Proposed Expansion of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
This show will look at a recent proposal of the Toronto Port Authority to expand the small airports runways. If the project receives approval from Toronto City Council, the airports primary airline user, Porter Airlines, is anticipated to purchase...
Frugal Innovation – Part II
This week we explore the challenges of scaling up frugal innovation. What mechanisms inhibit or accelerate mainstream uptake of frugal innovations? Tagged: frugal innovation, global development, global health, innovation, Murray Metcalfe, Peter...
Food and Poverty
Beyond the Headlines takes a look at the ways local organizations in Toronto try to deal with food insecurity, a symptom of extreme poverty. Tagged: community, food, food policy, food security, Gail Nyberg, Lauren Baker, poverty, Rachel Gray, Toronto,...
Civic and Community Engagement
When we say civic engagement, we’re talking about to the ways that individuals and groups go about identifying and addressing issues of public concern. What aresome of the biggest issues that the country is facing is order to engage Canadians in...
Beer Policy – Part II: “Supply”
On this episode of Beyond the Headlines, we examine the supply side of the market with experts from the field. Tagged: agriculture, barley, beer, brewery, food policy, hops, liquor license, market supply, Policy
Beer Policy – Part I
Summer is finally here! To help celebrate the warm summer months, weve gathered industry experts todiscuss abeverage enjoyed by many Canadians beer! In Part I of our two-part series, we focus on policies and regulations that impact the demand for...
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