What dance does for you12/19/14
New research suggests dance can reach people with dementia, autism and mental illness in ways that words cannot. People with Parkinsons disease can become less rigid. What has dance done for you?
When the Premier and the PM aren't talking
It's been more than a year since Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Prime Minister Stephen Harper have talked. What difference does it make? A lot, says Mowat Centre director Matthew Mendelsohn.
Willing to pay a carbon tax?
There is lots of talk about Ontario adopting a carbon tax and making consumers pay to reduce greenhouse gas emisions. It's worked for BC, some argue. But critics say, it's government's hand in your pocket again.
Should we scrap the squeegee kid law?
Ontario's Safe Streets Act was brought in 15 years ago to try to stop aggressive panhandling. Now former Attorney General Michael Bryant says it's a rotten law that targets the homeless, and should be scrapped.
Are smart meters a smart choice?
Ontario's Auditor General says smart meters have gone a billion dollars over budget while not delivering results. Are smart meters a smart choice for Ontario?
Is following your passion a mistake?
A debate with career coach Marty Nemko, who argues that following your passion is the worst kind of career advice.
Millennials and money
Your Facebook page tells one story. Your bank account tells another. Parents pay your phone bill, car insurance, the down payment on your house. Open lines with financial planner Shannon Lee Simmons on the question, "What made you wa
Why a growing number of teens are hurting themselves
Over the last five years there's been an alarming increase in the number of 10 to 17 year olds who harm themselves. Why did you hurt yourself?
The reality of forced marriage in Ontario
There's been a lot of debate around a federal bill aimed at stopping forced marriages. But what is the reality for the people in these marriages in Canada?
Keeping up with the growth in on-line shopping?
An estimated 85 per cent of Canadians are shopping on-line. But only 20 per cent of Canadian businesses have a website, and just 13 per cent sell merchandise over the internet. How is your business doing?
Gardening: Wrapping shrubs
This time of year some gardeners wrap their shrubs. Others build burlap tents to protect them from winter's worst. Is all that work necessary? Ed Lawrence delivers the straight goods for your garden.
Mixing alternative and mainstream medicine
A growing number of patients want both alternative and mainstream medicine but end up running into mistrust. Where does the relationship breakdown?
Sexual consent: How can you be sure?
Yes means yes. No means no. Ask First. Campaigns say, be explicit about how far, and make sure your partner is too. Are couples really doing that? What does consent look like when you're in the moment?
The decision to use a food bank
Nearly 800,000 people use a food bank in Ontario each year. What made you decide you needed to use one? Open lines with a woman who went to a food bank for the first time when she was a teen.
Are low gas prices good news?
It's not just about what happens at the pumps. As the price of gas hits a 4-year low, CIBC economist Benjamin Tal talks with callers about how cheap oil affects jobs, travel, trade and government revenue; and sends the Canadi
Gardening: Berries and boughs to brighten up your home
Open lines with Ontario Today's resident gardener Ed Lawrence about what you can bring in from your garden to brighten up your home over the Christmas season.
Call of the Day: Low gas means no work
Ontario caller out of work because Saskatchewan oil rig shut down. Ontario Today asks: Are low gas prices good news or bad news for you?
Unspoken rules for young Black men
It's not just Ferguson. Racial profiling happens in Ontario too. What are the unspoken rules young Black men live by as a result? Open lines with Toronto law student and activist Knia Singh.
Marrying outside your community 14 Nov 14
Marrying outside your community, your religion, your ethnicity.. Is it still an issue in Canada 2014?
Domestic Violence: The abuser's perspective
It is a voice rarely heard in cases of domestic violence. Men and women describe how they've changed since they hurt their partner.
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