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.
Canada's Senate is facing increased scrutiny following an independent auditor's report into the expenses of four senators. Now, the RCMP is examining the issue. In our Story of the Week, The Agenda sits down with Carleton University professor Bruce Hicks to get his sober second thoughts on the red chamber's latest scandal.
From public struggles with addiction to sustaining the middle class, The Agenda's Week in Review.
A program designed to help launch a second career for unemployed Ontarians shut out thousands from getting help. Ottawa Citizen reporter Matthew Pearson tells Steve Paikin how the program failed those that needed help most.
"Starting up" employment: Ryerson University president Sheldon Levy and young entrepreneurs tell Steve Paikin about the job growth from startups and Ryerson University's plans to help Toronto become a startup hub.
No shades required: University of Toronto industrial relations professor Rafael Gomez on the economic cost and problem of high youth unemployment.
Both the left and the right harken back with nostalgia to days when things were better for the middle class. Were things really better for everyone? If so, what can be done to regain what both the left and the right feel has been lost?
Retired Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci was asked by the Ontario government to look into the lack of First Nations peoples on jury rolls. His report finds that Ontario's justice system is in crisis for First Nations. He sits down with Steve Paikin to explain why.
Two big items are front and centre at Queen's Park: the continuing fallout from the gas plant cancellations and questions surrounding what will happen with the budget. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne sits down with Steve Paikin.
An LCBO strike looms before the Victoria Day long weekend. OPSEU president Warren "Smokey" Thomas tells Steve Paikin if Ontarians should stock up for Victoria Day.
Mental Health Matters was a week of programming featuring important issues in the field of mental health. The Agenda brings you highlights of our broadcasts and web-exclusive content.
As a new mom, author Jowita Bydlowska struggled with alcoholism. The Toronto-based writer sits down with Steve Paikin to discuss her new memoir, "Drunk Mom," and reflect on that first year of her son's life.
Should public figures be expected to go public with their addiction struggles? The Agenda explores to what extent there is a responsibility that those in the public eye openly air their dirty addiction laundry.
Are we collectively more stressed and anxious than before? Is it because of the rapid pace of technological change, economic pessimism, stories of ecological doom, or just a feeling of being individually disconnected? The Agenda analyzes our collective angst and discusses what is needed to help people cope. The final installment in our Mental Health Matters series.
Anxiety disorders may be as pervasive a condition as depression, yet they are still not as widely discussed as depression. As part of The Agenda's Mental Health Matters coverage, we'll examine the research around anxiety disorders and the best treatments being used today.
Last month, the Neskantaga First Nation in northern Ontario declared a state of emergency following two suicides in one week, not counting 20 other attempts. Neskantaga and other remote First Nations in Nishnawbe Aski Nation face a much higher suicide rate than the rest of Canada. This while other First Nations saw a decline in the number of suicides and some, no suicides at all. Why are some communities overwhelmed with suicides and others suicide-free? The Agenda examines aboriginal mental health in the latest installment of our Mental Health Matters series.