Tonight’s episode of The Agenda references a previous program about historical literacy and a web exclusive conversation with a group of university students. Both of those videos are available in full here. 

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Agenda producer Mark Brosens talks to McMaster University PhD candidate Mike Commito about the history of Ontario’s spring bear hunt.

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Long-time Progressive Conservative MPP John O’Toole announced today that he will not seek re-election during the next provincial election. We re-post an interview with John O’Toole, who represents Durham provincially, and his son Erin, who represents Durham federally, on how politics has shaped their family. 

Did you take history classes in elementary and high school? What was that like? 

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You may not have noticed, but Hamilton is boasting a low unemployment rate, a construction boom and a thriving cultural scene. Hamilton native Steve Paikin sits down with Hamilton mayor Bob Bratina to discuss what other cities can learn from Steeltown. Do you think Hamilton is a city to watch?

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The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party blocked Newmarket town councillor Maddie Di Muccio from running to be their candidate in Newmarket – Aurora. Does this incident say something about the state of party politics in Ontario? 

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Do you teach history in an Ontario elementary or high school? If so, we want to hear from you! 

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The Ontario PCs question the job creation statistics used on last night's program. Are they right?  

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Byford told the Toronto Region Board of Trade about what needs to change at the Toronto Transit Commission and how we should pay for that change

Jamie Reaume, the Executive Director of the Holland Marsh Growers' Association and the Chair of the Ontario Food Terminal, tells us that good things grow in Ontario. And that people should be willing to pay for food grown in the province.