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Debriefing Ontario's New Fiscal Picture

11/15/2018
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The Agenda discusses the contents of the 2018 Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review, released today by Vic Fedeli, the province's finance minister.

Duration:00:40:11

Ontario's 2018 Fall Economic Statement

11/15/2018
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Vic Fedeli, Ontario's minister of finance, joins The Agenda to discusses the contents of the PC government's 2018 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review.

Duration:00:15:26

Unlocking the Mysteries of Memory

11/14/2018
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Like many things about the brain, the actual function of recollection is unseen and unknown for most of us. A new book, "Adventures in Memory: The Science and Secrets of Remembering and Forgetting," offers some remarkable insights. The Agenda welcomes the authors of the book - novelist Hilde Østby and neuroscientist Ylva Østby - to discuss their findings.

Duration:00:23:13

Trades in Transition

11/14/2018
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After just five years, the Ontario PC government is dissolving the Ontario College of Trades, created by the previous Liberal administration. The Agenda discusses what that means for tradespeople, the infrastructure they build, and ultimately the general public.

Duration:00:32:17

China's Only Children

11/13/2018
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China began its one-child policy in 1979 as a way to control population growth, the result of which is a generation of only children. Now, China is abandoning this strategy. As TVO's China: Here and Now documentary series continues tonight at 9 p.m. with "Only Me Generation," The Agenda discusses how Chinese society has been transformed by the policy, and what will happen now that couples are permitted more than one child.

Duration:00:26:17

Makers and Takers in the Global Economy

11/13/2018
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The financial sector, Silicon Valley, and big pharma are lauded as great wealth creators, but, according to economist Mariana Mazzucato, they are often just shuffling around existing value or, worse, destroying it. It's time, she argues, to properly delineate between the makers and takers in the global economy. Mazzucato talks to Steve Paikin about her ideas for fixing what ails the global economy, and to discuss her book, "The Value of Everything."

Duration:00:27:56

Struggling Artists and Copyright Rules

11/12/2018
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Recent changes to copyright rules in Europe are designed to better compensate artists whose work is fuelling the revenue earned by digital platforms, including YouTube. But anti-censorship advocates have concerns that the new regulations will stifle innovation and harm free speech. Should these new rules be a roadmap for Canada as it aims to update its own copyright regulations? Activist and author Cory Doctorow, and musicians Miranda Mulholland and Donald Quan join Steve Paikin to discuss...

Duration:00:27:49

Myers-Briggs: Type-Casting Humanity

11/12/2018
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Merve Emre, author of "The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing," joins Nam Kiwanuka to discuss the origins, evolution, and ongoing importance of the world's most used personality test. How did a pair of American housewives take the theories of Carl Jung and transform them into a psychological assessment tool used by Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. government, and fans of "Game of Thrones?"

Duration:00:27:17

The Agenda's Week in Review

11/9/2018
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Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. A new way of approaching dementia patient care. Former Ontario MPPs talk about being elected municipally. And, the practice of de-platforming outspoken people and businesses on social media. The Agenda reviews its week of programming.

Duration:00:15:23

WWI on Trial

11/9/2018
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The town of Cobourg is the backdrop of what some historians call the last battle of the Great War. It wasn't a war at all. It was a court case between Canada's top ranking commander in the First World War, and a Port Hope newspaper. As Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan reports, the town is reliving the trial to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

Duration:00:06:19

Standing on Guard

11/9/2018
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Retired Canadian Armed Forces soldier Bruno Guévremont spent 15 years in the military. During one of his two tours in Afghanistan, while serving with an elite squad of bomb technicians, he became the first person in Armed Forces history to disarm a live suicide bomber. Bruno Guévremont was medically released from the military following struggles with PTSD. He talks to Steve Paikin about his military experiences, and what Remembrance Day means to him.

Duration:00:26:21

Ontario Hubs: Honouring Our Veterans

11/9/2018
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A retired teacher is helping Ontarians discover an important piece of Canada's military past by conducting battlefield tours throughout Europe, where participants can retrace some of the most historic battles of the First and Second World Wars. Northeastern Ontario Hubs reporter, Claude Sharma, explains how one recent tour held special significance for a couple from Cayuga, Ont. Then, an update on the efforts of a retired paratrooper whose farm is helping veterans with PTSD.

Duration:00:07:57

The Psychological Cost of War Photography

11/8/2018
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Anthony Feinstein, a neuropsychiatrist who pioneered research into the effects of war and conflict reporting on journalists, joins Steve Paikin to discuss his new book, "Shooting War: 18 Profiles of Conflict Photographers." In it, he explores how the lives and careers of some of the most renowned frontline photojournalists are shaped by the work they do.

Duration:00:19:43

World War One: A Century On

11/8/2018
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In the lead up to Remembrance Day and the centennial anniversary of the end of the First World War, The Agenda examines the fighting, the home front, how Canadians young and old remember the sacrifice, and how to keep the collective history alive. We'll feature some of the newly-colourized photos found in the Vimy Foundation's latest book, "They Fought in Colour: A New Look at Canada's First World War Effort."

Duration:00:34:51

A Second Act in Political Life

11/7/2018
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The Agenda welcomes former Ontario MPPs, Bill Mauro, Dipika Damerla, Granville Anderson, and Michael Harris. They'll discuss how being elected in last month's municipal contests breathed new life into their careers.

Duration:00:30:05

Stuck Between Hope and Fear

11/7/2018
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Neither the dire warnings recently issued by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change nor the decades-long efforts of environmentalists have incited enough action on climate change. Why not? The Agenda welcomes Graham Saul, Metcalf Innovation Fellow, and executive director of Nature Canada, to discuss his research that shows it might have to do with how the story of climate change gets told.

Duration:00:24:59

Creating a Dementia Care Strategy

11/6/2018
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For governments, families, and seniors themselves, the growing number of people living with dementia makes it an unavoidable challenge. The Agenda welcomes Dr. Samir Sinha, director of geriatrics at Mount Sinai, and the University Health Network hospitals; and Candace Chartier, CEO of the Ontario Long Term Care Association, to discuss what needs to be done and who needs to do it?

Duration:00:24:47

Revolutionizing Dementia

11/6/2018
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Dr. David Sheard is transforming the culture of dementia care, one Butterfly Care Home at a time. The founder of Dementia Care Matters joins Steve Paikin to discuss how simple changes to long-term care centres can make a huge difference to patients, and their families.

Duration:00:20:01

Are Robots the Future of Dementia Care?

11/6/2018
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As artificial intelligence and robotics make significant leaps, work is underway to see how such fields could help in caring for the growing elderly population, particularly those with cognitive impairment. The Agenda welcomes Dr. Goldie Nejat, Canada research chair in Robots for Society, the founder and director of the University of Toronto's Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics, to discuss how technology might advance care.

Duration:00:11:10

Get Off That Platform!

11/5/2018
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Protests have been mounted. Fire alarms have been pulled. Controversial speakers such as U.S. President Donald Trump's former advisor Steve Bannon have been met with calls to cancel their events. They should not have a platform to share their ideas, critics demand. The Agenda examines de-platforming, if it should happen, and what are the limits of reasonable discourse.

Duration:00:37:33