We had one of our most spirited discussions on Twitter ever as we discussed the future of learning, as part of TVO's year-long, special series, Learning 2030. 

Nick Saul of Community Food Centres Canada talks about a different approach to helping the poor find food, and why he thinks the conventional food bank is not a permanent solution to fighting hunger. Part of The Agenda's contribution to the "Why Poverty?" series. 

Frances Lankin and Munir Sheikh talk about their report aimed at overhauling the province’s social assistance system, plus a brief history of social assistance in Ontario.

When facts are just a Google search away, should that change our education system? Does this mean the end of rote learning?

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Janet Ecker was Ontario's education minister from 1999-2002 and had her share of crossed swords with the teacher unions. Here's her explanation as to why, no matter what party is in power, the government and the teachers have so much trouble getting along.

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Find out what's on The Agenda -- on TV and the web -- after the jump. 

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Nearly 2,000 people gathered last Friday to pay their respects to former lieutenant-governor Lincoln MacCauley Alexander, who died at age 90.

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One of the grittiest stadiums in football is now ready for the wrecker's ball.

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A video profile of TitanFile, a company creating new file sharing and information security technology. The fourth in our Entrepreneurs on Learning videos, part of our year-long Learning 2030 special series.

Watch a Big Ideas lecture and an Agenda program right here on our website on Sunday afternoon -- beginning at 2:00 p.m. EDT -- as we explore the classroom of the future, as part of our TVO On The Road Learning 2030 series. We'll be live chatting throughout. 

A video profile of PumpUp, a company creating a mobile phone app that can serve as your own personal fitness trainer. The third in our Entrepreneurs on Learning video series, part of our year-long Learning 2030 special series. 

A video profile of Planboard, a company creating technology to help teachers build better lesson plans. The second in our Entrepreneurs on Learning series, part of our year-long Learning 2030 special series. 

The arrest of a 15-year-old for a string of sexual assaults in Christie Pits shocked many Toronto residents. But the age of the suspect isn't as surprising as you'd think.

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Watch a profile of Philanthrokidz, a company that is using online technology and gaming to help kids learn about giving and helping others. The first in our Entrepreneurs on Learning series, part of our year-long Learning 2030 special series. 

A look at a futuristic technology that creates new ways to learn, plan, and design. Part of The Agenda's Learning 2030 series and a preview of our visit to Kitchener-Waterloo this weekend, October 27 and 28. 

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Yesterday, Agenda producer Allison Buchan-Terrell went to Queen's Park for the release of the final report by the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario. Read on for a look at some of the highlights and the full report.

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Carlo Dade of the University of Ottawa and Mohammad Fadel of the University of Toronto discussed the U.S. presidential race via live video. Watch the replay.  

Update: Steve Paikin answered viewer questions via online video after the Agenda broadcast Wednesday night. Watch the replay after the jump. 

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Remembering one of this country's great trailblazers.

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So much for prorogation helping Ontario make a deal with public sector unions ...

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Tuesday night during our Twitter chat, we asked how you will remember outgoing Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, with one caveat: you had to give us a one-word answer. We were inundated with responses, which you can read after the jump. 

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Theatre 20 is trying to boldly go where few have successfully gone before. Canadian musical theatre? These artists are giving it a go.

Help shape our content for The Agenda's Story of the Week.

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For years, Finland has scored at the top of every category and has increasingly been held up as a model for educational reform. But, why? Producer Eric Bombicino explores Finland's unique education system. Part of TVO's new Learning 2030 series

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Tune in at 8:00 and 11:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday to watch Dalton McGuinty's first interview since he prorogued Parliament and announced his resignation. And, please note: we'll be chatting on Twitter during our 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. broadcast. Join the conversation using our hashtag: #AgendaTVO. 

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Should the next Premier of Ontario be an insider or outsider? Who's got a better chance of picking up the fortunes of a Liberal Party of Ontario that now finds itself in third place in the polls? Read on.

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Click through to find out what's on The Agenda this week, and when you'll be able to chat live with Steve Paikin. (Hint: Wednesday night.) 

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TVO and The Agenda are heading to Kitchener-Waterloo this coming weekend, to the Communitech Hub. Click through to watch a video to learn all about Communitech, a non-profit organization that supports technology companies in the region. 

A teacher talks about how a program called Civic Mirror is helping him teach civics to Grade 10 students by using the power of games to encourage learning. 

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Steve's impressions from a Canadian Federation of Journalism talk about the uncertain future of the tried-and-true newspaper

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Catch up on highlights from the economic statement and the latest on the cancellation of gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga.

Ontario's Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Municipal Affairs is set to be the first to enter the race to replace Dalton McGuinty.

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With the resignation of the "education premier" Dalton McGuinty, what happens next in Ontario schools, where teachers are still angry over government-imposed union contracts? 

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Rob Leone used to teach political science at Wilfrid Laurier University. Now he's an MPP using his academic knowledge in an effort to get Ontario's energy minister to resign. 

I'm thinking of one of Ontario's finest premiers today, 30 years to the day after his tragic suicide.

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The Agenda is asking teachers to tell us what they think is the one tool they can't do their job without. For one educator, it's Twitter.

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Join The Agenda and our sister program Big Ideas in Kitchener-Waterloo on Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28. 

Update: Steve Paikin answered your questions live by video Tuesday evening about Dalton McGuinty's resignation and his decision to prorogue Parliament. Click through to watch a replay. 

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Premier Dalton McGuinty's resignation shocked Ontario's political landscape. His prorogation of the legislative assembly wiped the slate clean. So, what was lost? Here's a snapshot.

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The resignation of Ontario's 24th premier gives us a chance to examine Dalton McGuinty's legacy.

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Update: TVO's Foreign Affairs Analyst and Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs Janice Stein took viewer questions on the international scene. Watch the replay by clicking on this link. 

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A sampling of columns and editorials from around the province discussing Dalton McGuinty's decision to resign. 

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Hours after Dalton McGuinty announced he was stepping down, Steve Paikin and former Liberal cabinet minister Sean Conway gave their analysis and took questions from viewers. See what they had to say. 

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Join The Agenda with Steve Paikin for continuing coverage of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty's resignation.

Read Premier McGuinty's resignation speech, re-posted from his official Facebook page.

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A collection of TVO interviews and profiles featuring Dalton McGuinty throughout the years. 

Steve will take your questions on Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty's resignation.

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A feature summarizing McGuinty's political career up until last year's election campaign.

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The Ontario Premier since 2003 has announced he's stepping down. Follow Steve Paikin on Twitter and watch this space for more details as they come in. 

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As Americans head to the polls in a few weeks, The Agenda continues to look at what’s better for the rest of us.

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Former Agenda Insight essayist Carla Lucchetta reviews Naomi Wolf's new biography, "Vagina," in which she writes about female power through sexual enlightenment.

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Click through to find out what's on the broadcast this week on The Agenda, and also what's happening online.

One cycling enthusiast sticks by the now-disgraced Tour de France champion. 

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For the first time that I can remember, critics seem more interested in pouncing on the alleged shortcomings of the debate moderators than the candidates themselves. What's going on?

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The Agenda is asking all Ontario teachers to send in a photo of something they could not do their job without. 

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Two hundred years ago this Saturday, October 13, General Isaac Brock died defending what would become Canada from an American invasion. We should remember him this weekend.

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A French-Canadian perspective on the 50th anniversary on the opening of the Second Vatican Council

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Check out the impressive work that the oldest continuously operating foundation dealing with Canada's Aboriginal challenges performs.

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Friday, we'll take time to look at the tragic case of Malala Yousafzai, a 14 year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban for speaking out. 

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Our program about the future of feminism is back online, and our executive producer Dan Dunsky chimes in on why we edited it. 

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It might seem like something just for the geeks, but federal electoral boundaries for the country are being redrawn with major implications for Ontario -- and for your voice in Parliament. So we want to hear from you. 

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Wednesday, October 10 is World Mental Health Day, and marking the day is an important step in addressing what is a staggering problem in the developing world.

The BRIC economies -- Brazil, Russia, India, and China -- were expected to become a major force in the global economy. How much do their recent woes threaten their rise? 

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Steve Paikin answered viewer questions about happenings at Queen's Park live by video. If you missed it, you can watch the replay. 

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Help shape our content by offering your suggestions for Friday's Story of the Week.

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Here's what's on The Agenda this week: U.S. politics; the economies of China, India, and Brazil; redrawing Ontario's federal electoral map; the legacy of the Second Vatican Council; and our Story of the Week. Plus: your chance to chat with Steve Paikin on Tuesday.

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Catch up on the debate around the contempt of Parliament motion brought against Energy Minister Chris Bentley and more.

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Our viewers have spoken: the contempt motion against Ontario Energy Minister Chris Bentley is our Story of the Week. 

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Steve Paikin is taking part in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) about Canadian politics Thursday afternoon. You should join him. 

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Justin Trudeau is in the Liberal leadership race. Now what?

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In advance of Wednesday's program looking at the "battle" for the heart of feminism, Agenda producer Eric Bombicino writes: "the idea that a man can’t be a feminist or, at the very least, align himself with the project of feminism is silly."

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An "unprecedented" vote at Queen's Park; Trudeau to run; Omar Khadr returns to Canada; and Romney and Obama have their first debate. What should be our Story of the Week? 

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Unfortunately, something has come up and Janice Stein will not be available to chat online Tuesday at 1:30 pm. 

This past July, David Mirvish appeared on The Agenda in the Summer. In his conversation with Piya Chattopadhyay, he talked about why it's important to maintain the diversity of Toronto's skyline, including preserving its theatres. Interesting thoughts to revisit in light of Mirvish's new proposal to replace a theatre with condos and art galleries. 

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty got a solid vote of confidence at the Liberals' weekend convention, clocking in north of 85 per cent support. Now what?

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The king of late-night television hosted his first Tonight Show 50 years ago tonight. Remembering the genius that was Johnny Carson.

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Watch a replay of producer Sandra Gionas and Toronto Star education reporter Louise Brown's text-only chat about religion's place in public education. 

On Tuesday afternoon, Janice Stein will answer your questions about foreign affairs.

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Click through for our broadcast lineup, and three scheduled online chats, for the week of October 1 to 5. 

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