#onpoli, a TVO podcast-logo

#onpoli, a TVO podcast

News & Politics Podcasts

#onpoli, a TVO podcast, is all about Ontario politics. Join hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath for candid interviews and a deeper understanding of how politics touches our day-to-day lives. When it comes to #onpoli, we're here to give you the bigger picture.

#onpoli, a TVO podcast, is all about Ontario politics. Join hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath for candid interviews and a deeper understanding of how politics touches our day-to-day lives. When it comes to #onpoli, we're here to give you the bigger picture.

Location:

Toronto, ON

Description:

#onpoli, a TVO podcast, is all about Ontario politics. Join hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath for candid interviews and a deeper understanding of how politics touches our day-to-day lives. When it comes to #onpoli, we're here to give you the bigger picture.

Twitter:

@theagenda

Language:

English


Episodes

Pickering's nuclear plant lights another day

10/4/2022
The life of the Pickering nuclear plant will be extended to at least 2026. Co-hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath dig into the politics of it. Then, they unpack the cost of repealing wage caps for Ontario's public-service workers. And finally, we kick off our programming for Civics Month leading up to the municipal elections on October 24. This week: Why some elected officials are leaving politics, while others don't seem interested in joining at all.See omnystudio.com/listener for...

Duration:00:38:44

Kicking off the NDP leadership race

9/27/2022
This week, co-hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss the first challenger who’s stepped into the Ontario NDP leadership ring, Marit Stiles. Then, a look at how climate change was costed for the transportation portfolio, a surplus prompting an allegation of underspending, why the “not the teachers” union called a strike vote, and why Premier Ford’s popularity remains unchanged. Links: picturereport climate costing transportationcolumnpopularitySee omnystudio.com/listener for...

Duration:00:38:23

Two Charter violations and 'a cover-up'

9/20/2022
This week, Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss the Ford government issues around two constitutional challenges. Unions allege wage-caps for public-service workers are unconstitutional, and young activists lay out how Ford government's climate targets are harmful and therefore discriminatory against youth. Then, vocal opposition for stronger mayor powers in Brampton, clarity on what "alternate level of care" will look like, and what if the next leader of the Ontario Liberals isn't...

Duration:00:30:53

Ontario remembers the Elizabethan Era

9/13/2022
Co-hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath look at how Queen's Park commemorates the 70-year Elizabethan Era. And a look at the Ministry's back-to-school practices, "poverty tourism" and NDP MPPs' "social assistance diet," how best to free up hospital beds, and at what point patronage is patronage as appointments to agencies, boards, and commissions are underway. Clip credit: Premier Ford commemorates passing of Queen -- CP24/BellMedia/youtube.com See omnystudio.com/listener for...

Duration:00:29:15

Midsummer check-in: To bee or not to bee

8/16/2022
Co-hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath offer a detailed look at the government's budget as Ontario's legislature reconvenes; Ontario's Financial Accountability Officer Peter Weltman joins the discussion, addressing allegations of health underspending. Plus, how electing a Speaker turned sour, how strong will Toronto and Ottawa mayors really be, and municipal elections ramp up. Clip credits: Minister of Finance holds a media availability | August 9 -- Government of Ontario/Queen's...

Duration:00:48:31

Unpacking Ford's cabinet

6/28/2022
Hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath examine Doug Ford's new cabinet: the appointed, the disappointed, allegations of nepotism, the official opposition's reactions, and where Ontario goes from here. Clip credits: Premier Ford is sworn-in with new Cabinet | June 24 - Premier of Ontario/Queen’s Printer for Ontario/youtube.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:54

NDP's Laura Mae Lindo on the Toronto police's apology

6/21/2022
Last week, Toronto's chief of police apologized to racialized communities after statistics revealed inequitable enforcement practices. NDP MPP Laura Mae Lindo joins co-hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath to discuss findings, community reactions, and where Ontario goes from here. Plus, what we expect when Doug Ford announces his new cabinet at the end of the week, a case to remove wage caps on nurses, and some uncomfortable questions for the Greens. Clips from: TPS Race & Identity...

Duration:00:38:54

What we've learned about the Ontario vote

6/14/2022
Names for both the NDP and Liberal leadership contests - permanent and interim - emerge. Hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath then parse through disproportionate representation and chat with Greg Lyle from the Innovative Research Group about what he's learned about Ontario voters this past election. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:36:16

The election is over... now what?

6/7/2022
As the dust settles after the 43rd Ontario election, hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss what's next for the provincial government. Also, rumours that opposition leaders Andrea Horwath and Steven Del Duca may head to municipal politics.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:26:26

The day after

6/3/2022
After a campaign where not that much happened, election night proved to be full of drama. The Progressive Conservatives returned with a majority government, and in possibly a first in Ontario politics, both opposition leaders, Andrea Horwath and Steven Del Duca, stepped down. On today's final daily #onpoli episode, Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath analyze what went down.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:49:28

Election day is here

6/2/2022
After a month of speeches, campaign stops, candidates dropping out, political gaffs, and even two COVID-19 infections, election day is here. Hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath look back at the campaigns: the good, the bad, and the mediocre.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:24:52

One day more... until election day

6/1/2022
In the words of Les Miserables, one day more... until election day. In today's episode, Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath look at where the leaders spent their final day campaigning. Also, they answer your practical election day questions such as: What ID do you need to vote? Can you vote outside your riding? And can permanent residents vote?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:42

Only one full campaigning day left

5/31/2022
With only one full campaigning day left, the leaders were making their final pushes, except for Doug Ford who was staying out of the public eye.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:01

Fasten your seatbelts, it's the final week of campaigning

5/30/2022
As the leaders hit the hustings for the final days of the election, both the NDP and the Liberals want voters to know they are the only ones who can "stop Doug Ford." Hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss the messaging from the parties as the campaigns enter their final daysSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:18:10

T-minus six days to go in the 43rd Ontario election

5/27/2022
As the final full week of campaigning comes to a close, Sabrina Nanji joins the podcast to discuss the bad blood between the Ontario Liberals and the New Democrats. She also recaps the week on the hustings. And diving into new polling that shows the electorate basically likes none of the leaders.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:59

'The NDP have fundamentally lost their way'

5/26/2022
Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca came out swinging this afternoon, accusing the NDP of targeting a female former Liberal candidate. The NDP say the candidate did not have the proper signatures on her nomination papers. In response, the Liberals have accused the NDP of attacking their female candidates. Hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss the politics behind Steven Del Duca's response.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:11

The homestretch begins

5/25/2022
With 8 days left to go, the leaders were all back out on the campaign trail after two of them were sidelined with COVID-19. Hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss what happened on the hustings, and why the Liberals are turning their focus to Doug Ford's pandemic economic response. Also, we discuss whether the three new right-wing parties -- the Ontario Party, the New Blue Party, and the Ontario First Party -- could hurt the Progressive Conservatives at the ballot box.See...

Duration:00:22:30

Politics and tragedy

5/24/2022
As parts of Ontario continue to recover from this weekend's storm, hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss how much politics the parties played with the tragedy. Also, recapping the weekend's campaign events and day 21 on the hustings.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:37:15

Recapping a busy Ontario election week

5/20/2022
Sabrina Nanji joins the podcast to look back at a busy week which included a debate, two leaders being sidelined by COVID-19, and a lot of election promises. Also, where do the parties stand with Franco-Ontarians?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:42

COVID-19 hits the New Democrats and the Greens

5/19/2022
Andrea Horwath and Mike Schreiner have both announced they have tested positive for COVID-19. Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss what this means for their campaigns. Also, recapping day 16 on the hustings. BACKGROUND READING: Why the Green party's election hopes run through Parry Sound - Muskoka https://www.tvo.org/article/why-the-green-partys-election-hopes-run-through-parry-sound-muskoka CREDIT: Last Exit to Springfield - 20th Century Fox Television/Disney General...

Duration:00:19:14