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The Agenda's Week in Review

10/20/2017
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Wearable tech, Quebec's place in Canada, a new CEO for Metrolinx, and curing the GTHA's transportation issues. The Agenda reviews its week of programming.

Duration: 00:19:36


How Fair a Hydro Plan?

10/20/2017
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The Fair Hydro Plan: Concerns About Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Value For Money is a special report from Bonnie Lysyk, the auditor general for Ontario. In it, she lays out significant criticisms of the way the government has chosen to finance and report on the costs of the Fair Hydro Plan. Steve Paikin talks to Bonnie Lysyk about her report.

Duration: 00:16:52


Ontario Hubs: Our Changing Libraries

10/20/2017
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From 3D printers to mental health services, public libraries across the province are evolving to meet a changing society and a digital age. For Ontario Public Library Week, Ontario Hubs presents a round table on the changing role of libraries.

Duration: 00:18:26


Ontario in Crisis

10/19/2017
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Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan travels to Sudbury and Hamilton to learn about the opioid crisis from users and frontline workers. The crisis claimed the lives of 865 people in Ontario last year.

Duration: 00:07:07


Meeting the GTHA's Transportation Needs

10/19/2017
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As the Greater Toronto Area's population is set to grow by nearly 2.9 million by 2041, questions continue to be raised about how the region's aging transportation infrastructure will meet its population's growing needs. Today, congestion costs the GTHA $6 billion annually. Toronto continues to hold Canada's longest commuting travel time. Meanwhile, many continue to be frustrated by how politics seem to overrule evidence when transportation decisions are made. Steve Paikin discusses this with...

Duration: 00:33:06


A New Conductor for Metrolinx

10/19/2017
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This month, Phil Verster became the new leader of Metrolinx. The South African's tenure begins as the agency launches $34 billion worth of expansion and electrification. Steve Paikin speaks to the newly-minted president and CEO about his vision for the transportation body, what he's learned in his decade and a half working in the British rail system, and how he aims to address the challenges Metrolinx currently faces.

Duration: 00:15:14


Quebec in Canada: The Saga Continues

10/18/2017
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At first blush, the Quebec government's release this past summer of a document titled "Quebecers, Our Way of Being Canadian" could seem like just any old government policy statement. But for anyone with even a passing familiarity with Canadian history, it's worthy of a double take. After decades of political turmoil, including vigorous efforts to get Quebec to leave Canada, what should the rest of Canada make of this new, apparently collegial, approach? The Agenda discusses this new take on...

Duration: 00:30:10


Quebec in Canada

10/18/2017
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Jean-Marc Fournier, Quebec minister for Canadian relations, joins The Agenda to discuss the government document: "Quebecers: Our Way of Being Canadian."

Duration: 00:25:15


Return to Sovereignty

10/17/2017
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Between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, and every populist in between, the idea of sovereignty has become the guiding idea animating opposition to the post-WWII liberal international order. It underscores the belief that the national self-interest should continue to be the fundamental motivation in international behaviour without regard to any other considerations. The Agenda welcomes experts to discuss these ideas.

Duration: 00:29:34


A New World Order in the Making

10/17/2017
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The idea that might does not make right is relatively new in the annals of human history. And the aspiration that universal human rights overrule such violence and protect the rights of weak and strong alike is an ongoing struggle. The Agenda welcomes human rights lawyer Payam Akhavan, who, as this year's CBC Massey lecturer, delivered a talk titled, "In Search of a Better World; A Human Rights Odyssey."

Duration: 00:25:20


The Future is Wearable

10/16/2017
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A decade ago, it would have been difficult to imagine humans tracking their health and reading text messages through wristwatches, but fitness trackers and smartwatches have gone from science fiction to real life. Wearable technologies now go beyond the wrist to glasses that help blind people see, and headbands that read brainwaves. The Agenda discusses how these gadgets are changing how humans interact with the world around them.

Duration: 00:34:11


Beware the Tech Titans?

10/16/2017
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After revelations that the Russian government used Facebook ads and groups in an attempt to influence the 2016 U.S. election, the social media giant is once again under the microscope. The Agenda welcomes Franklin Foer, author of "World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Technology," to discuss the negative influence big tech titans such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google have on people's lives.

Duration: 00:20:05


The Agenda's Week in Review

10/13/2017
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Curing inefficiencies in health care, a new NDP leader, Ontario MPP Cheri DiNovo on life after politics, the economics of jihad, and the rise of female war reporters. The Agenda reviews its week of programming.

Duration: 00:22:50


Ontario Hubs: Opioid Addiction

10/13/2017
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From Hamilton to Eabametoong First Nation, Ontario communities are dealing with opioid addiction. TVO's Ontario Hubs journalists discuss how the province is responding.

Duration: 00:16:28


How Toronto is Facing the Opioid Crisis

10/13/2017
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Like many cities across Ontario, Toronto is searching for more methods and money to stem the rising number of deaths from opioids. Joe Cressy, city councillor for Ward 20 and chair of the city's Drug Strategy Implementation Panel, joins The Agenda to discuss why he believes the opioid crisis should be declared a public health emergency.

Duration: 00:15:52


The Danger of Being Kurdish

10/12/2017
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Canadian journalist Ayub Nuri has reported from the front lines in the fight against ISIS. He also lived through the Iran-Iraq war, Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons attack on his hometown in Iraqi Kurdistan, crippling UN sanctions, and the American invasion in 2003. He joins The Agenda to discuss his memoir, "Being Kurdish in a Hostile World."

Duration: 00:18:41


The Economics of Jihad

10/12/2017
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Out of civil war, strife, and chaos, jihadist groups have filled the power vacuum across the Muslim world, from Afghanistan and Iraq to Syria and Somalia. What accounts for this rise? What is the key to their success? Aisha Ahmad, author of "Jihad & Co.: Black Markets and Islamist Power," offers a simple explanation: business. She joins The Agenda to discuss the nexus between local business interests in the chaos of civil war and jihadist groups.

Duration: 00:26:17


The Rise of Female War Reporters

10/12/2017
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When journalist Avery Haines travelled to Iraq earlier this year to film her documentary, "Two Kilometres to Terror: Life and Death Under ISIS," she noticed the majority of fellow journalists reporting on the frontlines were young, freelance and female. She joins The Agenda to discuss how this is changing the types of stories coming from the frontlines.

Duration: 00:11:51


Jagmeet Singh's NDP

10/11/2017
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The Agenda discusses the federal NDP's choice of Jagmeet Singh as leader and what his victory says about the direction of the party.

Duration: 00:36:07


The Radical Reverend

10/11/2017
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NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo talks with Steve Paikin about her decision to leave provincial politics for full-time work with the United Church. She looks back on her career and forward to her future plans.

Duration: 00:18:24

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