We all now know former premier Dalton McGuinty cancelled the Mississauga gas plant in the dying days of the 2011 election campaign for political reasons. But did he actually have the authority to do that?

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Check out Trevor David's vision of a new AfriCana Village and Museum on Toronto's waterfront.

Associate producer Colin Ellis attended a conference on the future of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine, and the role emerging powers are playing in its enforcement.

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The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Wednesday that Bill Whatcott violated the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code by distributing flyers denouncing homosexuals. Does this ruling better define the distinction between free speech and hate speech?

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A selection of tweets from viewers during our Twitter chat about the left's increasing skepticism of science.

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With a strong dollar, plenty of online shopping options, and the proven price differences between Canadian and U.S. retailers, what's an Ontario shopper to do? Go local or get the deal?

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As part of TVO's Learning 2030 series, I caught up with two teacher candidates about what they're learning in teachers college and how that stacks up with what they see in today's classrooms.

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Click through to find out what's on our nightly broadcast, and our website, for the week of February 25 to March 3. And remember, we're taking the show on the road this coming weekend, to Peterborough, Ontario, as part of The Agenda's contribution to TVO's year-long special series, Learning 2030. 

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Updated: On Monday afternoon, Steve Paikin was joined by PC MPP Vic Fedeli and NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo for a live video chat about Ontario politics, in which they answered viewer questions. Watch a replay of their conversation.

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News Friday afternoon that the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) is encouraging its members to return to supervising extracurricular activities generates both optimism and anger. 

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After another shooting in Whitby, east of Toronto, we revisit The Agenda's take on gun violence in the Greater Toronto Area. 

Catch up on what politicians had to say about the issues that dominated debate at Queen's Park for the week of February 19-21, 2013.

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It was just four weeks ago tomorrow that Kathleen Wynne became the new leader of the Ontario Liberals. It feels like a lifetime ago. We'll talk about all of the significant events of the past four weeks in our conversation with the premier, on TVO tonight at 8:00 and 11:00 p.m. EST, and on our website right now.

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Click through to watch preview clips from an interview we recorded with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on Thursday afternoon. The full interview will be available on our website on Friday morning, and it will air on our broadcast Friday night. 

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He was the first guy the Blue Jays ever hired. And nearly four decades later, after a journey that took him away for a while, he's still trying to sell baseball in Toronto. Meet Paul Beeston.

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A summary of viewer comments regarding our Learning 2030 program on the gamification of learning.

Canada has a new -- and its first -- ambassador of religious freedom: Andrew Bennett. With Bennett's appointment in mind, we revisit an Agenda interview arguing Canadians are pretty ignorant when it comes to religion, and that has consequences for our place in the world. 

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For the first time, a father and son both represent the same riding, both on Parliament Hill and Queen's Park. Meet the O'Tooles.

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Yes, Question Period at Queen's Park is filled with feigned indigation, over-the-top theatrics, and a lot of nonsensical drivel. But every now and then, you see things that remind you that, from time to time, politicians are people too. Seriously.

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Jeremy Friedberg, co-founder and principal at Spongelab Interactive, on why he thinks gamification has so much potential for learning. 

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TVOKids' Pat Ellingson describes the kinds of games TVOKids creates, and how those games help promote 21st century learning. 

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Here's some of what you didn't see at yesterday's first Speech from the Throne of the Wynne Government.

Updated: On Tuesday evening, Steve Paikin took part in an Ontario politics live video chat, and was joined by Lakehead University professor Laure Paquette. They analyzed the Kathleen Wynne government's throne speech, delivered Tuesday afternoon, and answered viewer questions. Watch a replay of the chat. 

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Psychology professor Steve Joordens brings critical thinking into his University of Toronto Scarborough classroom by asking students to try on a "digital labcoat."

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Click through to find out what we're up to -- on broadcast and online -- for the week of February 19 to 22. 

Kathleen Wynne has been premier of Ontario for a week. The opposition will have its first chance to defeat her new government starting now.

A look at how the body changes as we get older.

Christopher Dorner's murderous rampage in southern California generated a large amount of sympathy for his cause. In a special Google Plus edition of the Story of the Week, associate producer Colin Ellis looks at the social media fringe that sees Dorner as a hero.

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View an Agenda infographic on facts and figures relating to Canadian retirement.

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Some of the feedback we received during an online conversation about the state of Ontario's retirement and long-term care homes. 

TVO is going on the road again! As part of our Learning 2030 series, we'll be in Peterborough, Ontario on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3. And as part of the weekend, The Agenda will host a meet-up on the topic of aboriginal education. 

Sociologist and author Lyndsay Green sought the answer to what makes a good retirement.

On Wednesday, Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak addressed the Toronto Region Board of Trade. He said Toronto is at a crossroads and that tough decisions must be made to keep the city from slipping into steady decline.

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Guest blogger Catherine Richards, founder of Cause for Concern: Ontario's Long-Term Care Homes, on what to do if you have to place a loved one in a nursing home.

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On the heels of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation announcement, respected religion scholar Philip Jenkins reflects on the challenges that the next pope of the Roman Catholic Church will face. 

The Agenda is planning to explore the topic of aboriginal education. What model of learning would work best on and off the reserve? How do we better inform non-indigenous students about First Nations issues? Be a part of a live chat on Wednesday afternoon and help shape The Agenda's content. 

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Producer Allison Buchan-Terrell details an online argument between two former Agenda guests. 

Steve Paikin was at Queen's Park when Kathleen Wynne, and her cabinet, were sworn in. He then raced back to our studios to record an Agenda episode about Ontario's new premier and her government. Watch our program, and view highlights from our Twitter chat. 

Steve Paikin is away, so associate producer Colin Ellis is filling in for him in a special online video edition of the Story of the Week.

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As part of our Aging in Ontario series this week on The Agenda, producer Hilary Clark spoke with Dr. Lynn McDonald via online video to get a sense of how our perceptions of aging have changed over time. 

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For the first time in 145 years, a woman swore an oath to be the best premier she can be at Queen's Park. Here's the rundown on Kathleen Wynne's new team.

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Premier Kathleen Wynne has moved former school board trustee Liz Sandals into the Education portfolio. Is the change a kind of olive branch to teachers? If it is, do you think it will make a difference? 

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Find out what's on The Agenda -- on broadcast and online -- for the week of February 11 to 15.

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Our interviews with the new premier in her various cabinet roles under predecessor Dalton McGuinty. 

All the analysis on the new cabinet being announced Monday will be right here. 

Ontario Place may be closed, but discussion of what to do about it may just be heating up.

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The third in a series of posts by producer Meredith Martin following up on our discussion with teachers about Bill 115. This time the focus is on teachers' sick days. (Updated with information from ETFO.)

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Ontario's finance minister has made it official: he'll step down from both cabinet and his job as MPP next week. Steve Paikin looks back at his legacy.

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Queen’s Park pundits keep discussing “rural Ontario,” but what do we actually mean when we talk about “rural Ontario”? 

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Associate producer Colin Ellis looks at the state of Canada's banking system.

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Additional information on the new "personalized health reviews" replacing the traditional annual physical checkup in Ontario, plus viewer reaction to the change. 

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Over the next two weeks, producer Meredith Martin will be working on a program about innovation and invention. She wants to hear from you: what do you think is the greatest invention of all time?

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Here are four stories we've got our eye on for Friday's Story of the Week

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The second in a series of posts by producer Meredith Martin, following up on a program The Agenda aired on January 29, called The Teachers' Agenda. Click through to read about the role the Kitchener-Waterloo byelection played in the passing of Bill 115. 

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On Tuesday, January 29, six teachers were invited on the program to discuss Ontario's controversial Bill 115, and the conflict between their respective unions and the Ministry of Education. A few things came up during the discussion that producer Meredith Martin thought needed a bit more context and clarification. 

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Updated: Watch a replay of Steve Paikin's Ontario politics live video chat, in which he answers questions about the decisions Premier-designate Kathleen Wynne faces in putting together her cabinet. 

Find out what's on The Agenda -- on broadcast and online -- for the week of February 4 to 8. 

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How's this for an intriguing scenario: Sandra Pupatello for finance minister. Read on.

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Mapping neurons on the EyeWire website may seem like fun and games, but it's serious science, contributing to something called the Human Connectome Project.

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Earlier this week, Janice Stein talked about three important elections taking place this year: in Israel, Iran, and Italy. Watch her interview and view an infographic that shows public support for the various political parties in these countries. 

Premier-designate Kathleen Wynne is promising a new, more open, more collegial style of governing. Can the politics of today accommodate that approach?

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