The Agenda with Steve Paikin (Video) show

The Agenda with Steve Paikin (Video)

Summary: The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs program - devoted to exploring the social, political, cultural and economic issues that are changing our world, at home and abroad. The Agenda airs weeknights at 8:00 PM EST on TVO - Canada's largest educational broadcaster.

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 The New Power Generator | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:20:59

Ontario Power Generation has a big agenda for the next decade. A $12.8 billion Darlington nuclear plant refurbish. It will decommission the nuclear plant at Pickering some time this decade. It's moved into the gas-plant business, and has to find a place to bury its nuclear waste. We welcome the new president and CEO Ken Hartwick to discuss how the OPG plans to accomplish these important tasks.

 Hydro: Promises, Promises | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:34:38

It was one of the highest-profile promises that candidate Doug Ford made 21 months ago in the last Ontario election campaign: the commitment to reduce electricity prices for ratepayers by 12 per cent. We look at how close the Ontario government is to making good on that commitment with guests Green Party leader Mike Schreiner; Charles Keizer, co-head of the Infrastructure and Energy Practice and lead of the Energy Regulatory Team at Torys LLP; and Jean Cumming, a legal consultant with an interest in hydro issues.

 Economics of Happiness | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:14:28

Gross domestic product - or GDP, for short - measures the relative health of economies. That's often taken as an indicator of the well-being of a society as well. But some question what GDP can really tell anyone about how the citizens in that economy are doing. We ask Carol Graham, the Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of "The Pursuit of Happiness: An Economy of Well-Being."

 Will Endless Economic Growth End Us? | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:41:21

What are the consequences of endless economic expansion? To discuss the potential risks, we welcome Chris Ragan, director of McGill University's Max Bell School of Public Policy; Celine Bak, president of Analytica Advisors; Atif Kubursi, professor Emeritus of Economics at McMaster University; Peter Victor, author of "Managing Without Growth: Slower by Design, not Disaster;" and Sarah Kaplan, director at U of T's Institute for Gender and the Economy at Rotman School of Management.

 Why Is My Cell Phone Bill So High? | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:23:33

Cutting phone plan rates by 25 per cent. Putting a cap on how much telecom companies can charge. Reliable high-speed internet for all. Those were some of the promises made during last year's federal election campaign. Journalist Jesse Hirsh explains why Canadian cell phone bills are so much higher than those in other countries, and what can be done about it.

 Debating Ontario Politics | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:23:53

This week, Ontario Liberal leadership candidates debated the issues in a round table with Steve Paikin. We also discussed the Wet'suwet'en pipeline protests and their effects around the country. And learned about why the coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread so fast, and what more can be done to contain it.

 Wet'suwet'en: A Nation Divided | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:37:19

A pipeline dispute on the remote Wet'suwet'en First Nation in British Columbia and subsequent solidarity protests and rail blockades have sparked a national crisis. While critics are calling for government to enforce the rule of law, a conflict over which laws to follow remains unresolved. Steve Paikin is joined by legal and political experts who discuss the complexities of this case, and what it means for reconciliation and Indigenous rights in Canada.

 A Director Takes Centre Stage | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:19:27

Theatre companies work hard to put terrific dramatic productions on stage. So, it's never good when what's happening in the back office is making headlines instead. Such was the case not long ago at the critically acclaimed Soulpepper theatre company. It now has a new artistic director who's rebuilding the company in some pretty inventive ways. Weyni Mengesha formerly directed shows there, and after many years in the U.S., is back to take the helm.

 Ontario Liberal Leadership Debate | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:58:24

In the only televised Liberal leadership debate, candidates Michael Coteau, Steven Del Duca, Kate Graham, Brenda Hollingsworth, Mitzie Hunter, and Alvin Tedjo state their priorities and discuss pressing issues with Steve Paikin, who moderates from TVO's studio.

 Ontario Liberal Leadership Debate | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:58:24

In the only televised Liberal leadership debate, candidates Michael Coteau, Steven Del Duca, Kate Graham, Brenda Hollingsworth, Mitzie Hunter, and Alvin Tedjo state their priorities and discuss pressing issues with Steve Paikin, who moderates from TVO's studio.

 Coronavirus Contagion | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:23:10

Mario Possamai, a senior advisor on the SARS Commission, and Dr. Susy Hota, medical director of infection prevention and control at University Health Network, discuss how COVID-19 spread, the efforts to contain it, and the effects of the virus around the world.

 #onpoli Podcast, Season 4 Preview | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:04:54

This week, MPPs are returning to Queen's Park, and that means a fresh, new season of TVO's #onpoli podcast. Senior producer Katie O'Connor joins Steve Paikin to talk about what's in the works.

 The Dangerous Mosquito | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:28:31

Throughout time, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining the fate of humanity. Historian Timothy Winegard outlines why in his Taylor Prize for non-fiction- nominated book, "The Mosquito: A Human History of our Deadliest Predator."

 Mackenzie King's Effort to Avert WWII | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:20:07

Did you know that Canada's prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King spent time in Germany and met with Adolph Hitler in hopes of convincing the dictator not to start a war? That story is told in: "Four Days in Hitler's Germany: Mackenzie King's Mission to Avert a Second World War." Ryerson University history professor Robert Teigrob discusses his book.

 First Nations Self Governance | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:08:22

This month, more than a dozen First Nations in Ontario will vote to ratify the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement. This means Ottawa would hand jurisdiction of four areas of governance - election laws, citizenship laws, language and cultural practices, and some areas of financial management - to the Anishinabek Nation. Northeastern Ontario Hub reporter Nick Dunne talks to supporters of the move, as well as those who oppose it.

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