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Dec 12

Privacy and Policing in a Digital Age; U.S. Drone Warfare

The Agenda examines the question of how to balance privacy rights with effective policing in a digital world. Then, author Jameel Jaffer considers how the drone program progressed under President Barack Obama, and what it might be like under Donald Trump.

Dec 13

Getting Around the GTHA; Construction Workers Needed

Bruce McCuaig, president and CEO of Metrolinx, explains how his organization will respond to criticisms in the Ontario auditor general's report. Then, TTC CEO, Andy Byford, on how the Red Rocket will be the better way in the future. Plus, plans to build roads and transit over the next 15 years will double the number of construction workers now employed in Ontario. The Agenda asks whether the province's labour market will be able to meet the skill requirements to build new infrastructure.

Dec 14

Giving Patients a Voice; Compensating Injured Workers?

The Agenda welcomes Christine Elliott, Ontario's inaugural patient ombudsman, to explain how she'll strengthen the voice of patients in the province's health-care system. Then, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario, or WSIB, was established more than 100 years ago to administer benefits to injured workers in Ontario. The Agenda explores whether the organization is still living up to this task.

Dec 15

Should We Fear Russia?; Is Democracy Unjust?

The Agenda welcomes top Russian foreign and security policy analyst Dmitri Trenin to explain the state of U.S.-Russia relations. Then, why listening to Indigenous elders strengthens Canada's understanding of climate change. Plus, political philosopher Jason Brennan discusses whether democracy is unjust.

Dec 16

The Agenda's Story, The Agenda's Week

The Agenda highlights a story making news this week. Then, privacy in policing, U.S. drones, Metrolinx woes, Ontario's health-care ombudsman, mental health and the WSIB, the Trump-Putin relationship, and getting clues about the environment from those who know it best: Indigenous elders. The Agenda reviews its week of programming.

Steve Paikin's Blog

The former and current leaders of the Progressive Conservative party are in the middle of a nasty spat over road tolls — and they may just wind up helping the Liberals in the process.

Politicians often show emotion in the course of their work. It’s time we acknowledged and embraced it.

More than 100,000 British children were sent to work on Canadian farms during the 19th and 20th centuries. Are they entitled to an apology for the way they were treated?

Toronto Mayor John Tory has been frequently criticized for skating around the tough decisions. That can’t be said about his move this week to back road tolls.

Jean Chamberlain Froese explains what drove her to move, with her family, to Uganda, to help thousands of women at risk of dying in childbirth.