The Agenda with Steve Paikin (Audio)
The Agenda's Week in Review05/22/15
From the current state of marriage to the fate of iconic fast food chain, McDonald's, to a one-on-one with Toronto Mayor John Tory and debating his first six months in office. The Agenda brings you the Week in Review.
Deep Pockets Across the Pacific
Proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal have called it an historic opportunity for Canada. But critics consider it secretive, dangerous, and even potentially undemocratic. The Agenda unpacks the massive trade deal and examines potential...
Former finance minister and the 21st prime minister of Canada, Paul Martin, along with two of his chief budget advisors from the 1990s, Terrie O'Leary and Scott Clark shed some light on crafting a first budget and discuss the recent federal and...
Ernie Eves: Budget-Making, Ontario Style
Former Ontario finance minister and 23rd premier Ernie Eves discusses the recent provincial budget, in particular the selling off of Hydro One, something his government considered doing two decades ago.
Six Months of Tory
The beginning of June will mark the six month anniversary since Toronto Mayor John Tory was officially sworn in. He's handled a number of issues, including housing, transit and how police interact with the citizens of Toronto. With the honeymoon...
John Tory: Taking on Toronto
He's been called the 'calm after Ford,' but what is Toronto mayor John Tory's roadmap for the city? He talks with Steve Paikin to discuss his tenure, along with his thoughts on carding, the Gardiner expressway, and affordable housing.
Nolan Conway: Photographing the People of Rural America
Nolan Conway is a photographer whose subjects are average Americans in average locations, such as McDonald's and WalMart. He joins Steve Paikin to talk about why he finds these subjects interesting.
McDonald's in Crisis?
McDonald's is one of, if not the, strongest global brand. But that strength also makes it a target. In the past decade it's been fighting PR wars spurred by films such as "Supersize Me," as well as facing fierce competition from higher end burger...
The Agenda's Week in Review
From sex-ed curriculum protests and labour disputes at Ontario schools, to marking VE Day 19s 70th anniversary, and whither Ontario's auto industry. The Agenda brings you the Week in Review.
A New Shade of Blue
Going head-to-head with a former deputy leader who had the vast majority of endorsements, Patrick Brown was supposed to be facing an uphill battle. But in the end, he won the Ontario PC Party leadership with 62 per cent of the vote. In the viewer...
Ontario's Auto Industry: End of An Era?
For decades the automobile industry in Ontario provided good jobs and resulted in prosperous communities. But plant closures and competitive challenges have led to speculation that the end of the road for one of the province's key economic sectors...
Charged for Change
When Elon Musk recently announced his newest innovation - a battery to power homes with or without access to the grid - some proclaimed the energy revolution had begun. Long the great hope for renewable energy, is storage technology finally poised to...
Eyewitness to VE Day
On May 8, 1945 people around the world celebrated Victory in Europe (VE) Day. After years of sacrifice, the Second World War was over in Europe. Steve Paikin asks people who saw VE Day in person in various countries what it was like to be alive at...
Ian Mosby: Food in Canada During World War II
On the eve of World War Two, new research methods were finding that most Canadians were malnourished. When Canada entered the war, the federal government took unprecedented steps to influence what Canadians ate, so the country would have strong...
Our Worst Health Care Crisis
In the 1940s, this country's blood system was essentially in the hands of the Canadian Red Cross. It took blood donations from volunteers, and supplied the blood to hospitals. But a few decades ago, it became apparent that thousands of Canadians were...
Kat Lanteigne: Tainted
Kat Lanteigne's play, "Tainted" was inspired by true stories of families affected by the tainted blood crisis of a few decades ago in Canada. She talks with Steve Paikin about what interested her about the crisis and her process of creating the play,...
Talking 'Bout the Body
Last week, thousands of parents across the province pulled their kids out of school to protest the province's new Health and Physical Education curriculum, which revamps what and when kids are taught about sex and sexual identity. The Agenda considers...
Bob Rae: Advice to Premier Notley
Former Ontario Premier Bob Rae reflects on the lessons he learned when faced with similar circumstances to Alberta Premier-Elect Rachel Notley, and what the Alberta win means for the NDP's federal fortunes
Schools on Strike
The Agenda examines the issues that have led to the labour disputes in Ontario public schools.
With more individuals suffering from mental illness and fewer medical students choosing psychiatry as their specialization, the pressing question is: who is going to treat patients in need? At the same time psychiatry has been going through a...