A list of interesting reading on the ongoing transit controversy in Toronto.
Earlier this month, the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario released its second discussion paper with ideas on how to fix Ontario's social assistance programs. And they want to know what you think.
It was a spur of the moment decision to tag along with Steve Paikin on his visit to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). And now, the much-anticipated blog post about the experience. Ta-da!
At The Agenda, a number of our program ideas come from articles and/or stories we read in newspapers, magazines, and online. By using the #agendareads hashtag on Twitter, we want to share what we're reading with you. And we want you to do the same.
The folks in and around Melancthon Township north of Toronto have gone to great lengths to publicize their efforts to stop the development of the so-called "Mega Quarry" in their area. But this effort has hit new heights.
Google has brought together 18 galleries and museums in an online space. You can relax and enjoy some of the world's finest art collections from the comfort of your own home. For those without access to these institutions, it sounds like a pretty great idea. But critics of the project highlight the potential consequences.
The fine folks at public relations powerhouse Hill+Knowlton Strategies looked at Ontario MPPs, journalists, and political parties on Twitter, and ranked those who are using the social media service most effectively. Our very own Steve Paikin is at the top of the list.
A country founded on equality finds itself mired in a class struggle over 200 years later.
On Wednesday, our long wait ends: economist Don Drummond will release his report with recommendations on how Ontario can fix their finances. There's other news making headlines -- such as the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party standing behind their leader, Tim Hudak -- but the Drummond report remains the story of the day.
While the province of Quebec is certainly covered by and included in the Canadian Constitution, it's also a fact that the province never signed it. Should we let constitutional sleeping dogs lie or is it time to raise this troublesome issue again?
Less than two months after the U.S. war in Iraq officially ended, the U.S., in a significant shift in strategy, is preparing to slash their diplomatic presence in Iraq by "as much as half," according to The New York Times.
It's the number one verboten subject in Canadian politics: what to do about the fact that Quebec still hasn't signed the Constitution. Despite admonitions from almost everyone in Ottawa these days to leave the subject alone, the University of Toronto's School of Public Policy and Governance is tackling it head on.
The rollout of full-day kindergarten has been underway for a year-and-a-half now, and it seemed like a good time to ask Ontario's Minister of Education, Laurel Broten, how it's going. Before doing that, though, I wanted to ask some educators and parents who've experienced it what they think. Here's what I found out.
In my six years of hosting The Agenda, I've never had more difficulty coming up with an appropriate introduction than for Hart Pomerantz.Hart is a lawyer. But he's also a comedian. And he spent many years in show business, working with Saturday Night Live's Lorne Michaels, writing jokes for Rowan and Martin's Laugh In, and Woody Allen, and appearing in some popular TV shows on the CBC decades ago.How do you introduce such a guy?Watch and see, then listen to Hart wax on about the law, humour, politics, and everything else under the sun.
Allan Bonner, political communications consultant with Allan Bonner Communications, reflects on Canada’s evolving national identity