In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Steve Paikin visited the Islamic Information and Dawah Centre at the behest of Imam Shabir Ally, a regular guest on The Agenda. “I came away from this encounter with a multitude of thoughts,” he writes, “yet no conclusions.”

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I remember a time when politicians had a little class and political parties treated each another with a little civility. What happened to those halcyon days? 

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Both Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Mayor John Tory back building a Scarborough subway—even though all signs suggest it’s the wrong kind of transit in the wrong locations for way too much money. Does Toronto’s transit plan make any sense at all?

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On May 21, 1965, Ontario unveiled its first official flag. Then-premier John Robarts took Canada’s old flag, the Red Ensign, and transformed it into an Ontario icon.  Fast forward fifty years and a small movement is advocating for a brand new flag that would better reflect the province today.

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Barrie MP Patrick Brown was considered a longshot to win the Progressive Conservative crown when he entered the race. But he out-organized, out-hustled, out-sold and out-maneuvered his opponents throughout the campaign. On May 9, he won in a rout over Christine Elliott.

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Steve Paikin looks at the history of the once natural governing party of Ontario. What will leadership candidates Patrick Brown and Christine Elliott inherit?

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Whitby-Oshawa MPP Christine Elliott is seeking the leadership of the Ontario PC Party, just as she did six years ago. Today, the Progressive Conservatives are at a political crossroads, and she’s a moderate representing a 905 riding. Is it finally her time?

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Patrick Brown’s never been a cabinet minister, provincially or federally. He’s never been a committee chair. He’s never been a parliamentary assistant. How’s he the front-runner to win the PC Party crown?

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The rules for Ontario PC Party leadership convention are complicated and convoluted. And not exciting at all.

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Every Sunday that America’s 39th president is in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, he teaches at his local Baptist church. Last weekend’s lesson was both remarkable and revealing. 

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