On a day when yet another smartphone video records a violent arrest by Ontario police officers, The Agenda posts a clip from our upcoming interview with outgoing Ontario Special Investigations Unit Director Ian Scott, where he discusses police conduct in an age of citizen video.
Next week, The Agenda will examine whether the Millennial Generation (those born in the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s) is facing special challenges when trying to obtain a middle class lifestyle. Agenda producer Mark Brosens shares his personal anxieties about upward mobility and achieving the middle class dream.
A Newcastle, Ontario mother received an anonymous letter telling her to euthanize her autistic son. Mike Lake, MP for Edmonton–Mill Woods–Beaumont, is the father of Jaden, a teenager who has autism. The Agenda has interviewed the Lake family about autism twice. Watch those interviews to see the real face of autism.
In a deficit-fighting measure, Springwater Provincial Park, just outside of Barrie, is “non-operational” this year. A group of First Nations people have occupied the park in an effort to protect it from development.