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Ontario Morning tells you what's happening in your world - whether it's down the road or around the globe.Get the latest national and international news on World Report and local newscasts on the half-hour.

Ontario Morning tells you what's happening in your world - whether it's down the road or around the globe.Get the latest national and international news on World Report and local newscasts on the half-hour.


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Ontario Morning tells you what's happening in your world - whether it's down the road or around the globe.Get the latest national and international news on World Report and local newscasts on the half-hour.




Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday May 29, 2020

This week, at the Collingwood Health Centre , the number of people coming to be tested nearly tripled. We find out more from Dr. Harry O'Halloran the clinical lead for the South Georgian Bay Covid Assessment Centre ; Ian Mosby is one of the authors of Uncertain Harvest: The Future of Food on a Warming Planet. He talks about how our food chain could be threatened by climate change; Our Haydn Watters profiles some other front line workers: security guards; Doug Earle is the head of Fighting...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday May 28, 2020 - Part 1

Is it elder abuse? Following the revelations in a report by the Canadian military about the appalling conditions within some long-term care homes, we ask Esme Fuller-Thomson of the Institute for Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto about our attitudes towards aging and the elderly; Our Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley discusses his research that shows that cases of COVID-19 are concentrated mainly in Toronto and to a lesser extent in Hamilton, Windsor and Ottawa. It raises...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday May 27, 2020

Candace Rennick is a part of the leadership team of CUPE Ontario, the union that represents workers in long term care homes. She was a personal support worker herself. She offers her reaction - and corroborates - the report by the Canadian Armed Forces of appalling conditions in some of the province's long term care facilities; John Higginbotham, a former commissioner for Canada in Hong Kong discusses the extradition hearing of Meng Wanzhou the Huawei executive living under house arrest in...


Ontario Morning Podcast -Tuesday May 26, 2020

Family physician Joshua Tepper who is the president of North York General Hospital in Toronto talks about our collective urge to gather - even if it appears to be at our peril - as seen at various parks over the very warm weekend; Laura Summerfeldt, a clinical psychologist at Trent University in Peterborough discusses what might be called 'quarantine fatigue' - our response to the long period of risk and relative isolation we've experienced since the beginning of the pandemic; James Rilett...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday May 25, 2020

The Canadian Screen Awards being tonight. We learn more from Beth Janson. Samuel Dahan tells us about a new app that uses artificial intelligence to help answer employment rights questions and connect you to a lawyer. We talk to researcher Janice Keefe about the gender imbalance when it comes to the impact of Covid-19. William Alexander, owner of Muskoka Drive-In, tells us the Drive-Ins are ready to re-open. Abigail Robinson tells us about chicken rentals.


Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday May 22, 2020

Kathryn Hill of MediaSmarts tells us about their new campaign to combat misinformation and disinformation from spreading on the internet, 'Check First Share Later'; Mike Moffat of the Ivey School of Business in London discusses the skyrocketing government debt and how we may bring it under control; Psychology professor Steve Joordens talks about how we are affected when we have very little to look forward to in terms of travel, vacations, or entertainment; Mira Gillis is a Grade 12 student...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday May 21, 2020

Cara Zwibel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association explains why they have undertaken a court challenge to Newfoundland and Labrador's restriction of allowing access only to those who normally reside in the province; Our Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley looks into how testing will be a vital part of the province's plan to gradually ease restrictions and how the rate of testing has at times remained below the government's stated goal; Spencer Callaghan of the Canadian Internet...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday May 20, 2020

Dr. Samir Sinha, the Director of Geriatrics of Sinai Health Systems and University Health Network in Toronto offers his reaction to the province's announcement of the creation of an independent commission to look into the our long-term care system and its response to the coronavirus pandemic; The CBC's Colin Butler marks the 20th anniversary of the Walkerton water disaster and reports on concerns that climate change could compromise our water safety in the near future; Erinn Drage invites us...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday May 19, 2020

Alison Thompson a Public Health Ethicist at the University of Toronto discusses the factors involved in making the decision to allow more businesses and activities to resume; Kristyn Ferguson of the Nature Conservancy of Canada says spring is a good time to wrangle any invasive species that may be colonizing your garden; Terry Guiel of the Downtown Peterborough BIA talks about what local merchants are doing as they prepare to start welcoming more customers; David McNair was a military pilot...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday May 15, 2020

Rebecca Compton of Dalton White Farms in Norfolk County explains how a killing frost ruined there first crop of asparagus; Jeff Preston is a longtime disability advocate and an assistant professor at King's University College in London He was invited to testify to a House of Commons committee on how well the federal government has supported people with disabilities during this pandemic. He talks about the unique challenges he and they are facing because of the pandemic; Several public health...


Ontario Morning - Thursday May 14, 2020

Peter Jüni, an epidemiology professor at the University of Toronto, was the lead author of a peer-reviewed study that concludes that warming weather will not do anything to slow the spread of the coronavirus; The National Research Council of Canada is teaming up with a Chinese company CanSino to develop a vaccine to combat the coronavirus. Lakshmi Krishnan of the NRC tells us more; Our Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley obtained a draft of a news release outlining the province's plans to...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday May 13, 2020

Many post-secondary students are reconsidering returning to their studies in the fall as more and more institutions announce that only online learning will be allowed. Sofia Descalzithe Canadian Federation of Students told us more; To mark National Nursing Week, we talk a veteran nurse from Barrie, Patty Schilling, about what it's like to be on the job during the pandemic; Sarah Thatcher, is a Grade 5 and 6 French immersion teacher and a mother of two. She explains why she no longer has her...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday May 12, 2020

Pierre Filion is a Professor in the University of Waterloo's school of planning. He explains how our experience of this pandemic and other outbreaks has informed the way we design our towns and cities; Sports writer Sean Fitz-Gerald talks about what form minor league hockey will take when it returns; We check in with Kelly McKenna, of the Downtown Business Association in Barrie to find out local merchants are faring as some of the restrictions are relaxed; Author and parenting expert Alyson...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday May 11, 2020

Sean Henry, journalist and anchor with CBC television discusses how Montreal has emerged at the hot spot for COVID-19 in the country; Alex Usher of Higher Education Strategy Associates, a consulting firm, discusses how colleges and universities will operate as it appears that most campuses will remain closed for the time being; Kerry Bowman is a bioethicist at the University of Toronto. He examines the effect of the mixed messages we are receiving about the safety of resuming some...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday May 8, 2020

Doctors are being told to be on the lookout for kids with symptoms similar to something called Kawasaki disease and that it may have a connection to the coronavirus. Pediatrician, Dr. Charlotte Moore Hepburn explains; Sandor Johnson the Potter Settlement Artisan Winery in Tweed talks about the problems that the pandemic has created for their industry; Dr. David Pichora ,CEO of Kingston Health Sciences Centre, talks about the criteria for when hospitals can reintroduce surgical work; Author...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday May 7, 2020

Margarita Ramon, a freelance journalist in Barcelona, describes life in Spain as the country begins to emerge from a very strict lockdown brought on by the pandemic; Simon Chan of the company Communitech tells us about a virtual job fair they will be holding; Our Queen's Park reporter discusses the Premier's off-the-cuff criticism of some unnamed Medical Officers of Health for failing to meet targets for testing for COVID-19; John P. Hirdes, of the School of Public Health and Health Systems...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday May 6, 2020

Todd Lewis, a director of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture offers his reaction to the federal government's announcement of $252 million in aid for agriculture and food processors; David Fisman, an epidemiology professor at the University of Toronto, discusses the province's goals for contact tracing and if we are equipped to achieve them; Should people be heading up to their cottages to enjoy the coming long weekend, and hopefully, warmer weather? The Mayors of Bracebridge, Graydon...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday May 5, 2020

Will Heeman of Heeman's Garden Center and strawberry farm in southwest Ontario offers his reaction to the announcement that the province is officially allowing access to businesses such as his even though they have already been offering in-car pickup; Minister of Public Safety, Bill Blair, discusses their proposed ban on what they characterize as 'assault' weapons; Marketing professor David Soberman of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto discusses Air Canada's...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday May 4, 2020

Tracey Wilson of the Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights discusses some of her members' objections to the new ban on what the federal government are describing as assault weapons; Kristina Llewellyn a professor of social development studies at Renison University College, affiliated with University of Waterloo, talks about the disparity in success among families who are attempting to use the province's online learning program; Julie Kwiecinski of the Canadian Federation Of Independent...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday May 1, 2020

Andrew James'; security company was hired by the municipality of South Bruce Peninsula to enforce restrictions. He talks about what kind of problems he and his staff have encountered; Michael Morden of The Samara Centre For Democracy offers his observations about the country's first attempt at a virtual meeting of the House of Commons; Our Haydn Watters profiles some other unsung front line workers: cleaners and garbage collectors; Author and professor Peggy Kleinplatz talks about the new...