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Feb 15

Truth, Art and Baseball

Paul Beeston, former president of the Toronto Blue Jays joins The Agenda to discuss his career at the helm of Canada's team. Then, how the Royal Winnipeg Ballet is using art to share stories from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Feb 16

Justin Trudeau's First 100 days

Justin Trudeau is celebrating his first 100 days as Prime Minister. The Agenda discusses how he has done so far, as well as promises kept and promises broken. Then, how overfishing is depleting the tuna population.

Feb 17

The Future of Jobs

Are robots coming for everyone's jobs? Automation is playing an increasing role in the workforce. But does it necessarily mean job loss? Then, Janice Stein and Irvin Studin join The Agenda to discuss whether or not the United States is a declining superpower.

Feb 18

Kennedy's Northern Front

The Agenda talks to John Boyko, author of "Cold Fire: Kennedy's Northern Front" about the former president's relationship with Canada. Then, former MP Jean Augustine shares her experience in ushering Black History Month through parliament and theatre critic Richard Ouzounian discusses his 15 years at the Toronto Star.

Feb 19

The Agenda's Story, The Agenda's Week

The Agenda highlights an important news story this week. Then, Paul Beeston of the Toronto Blue Jays, telling truth and reconciliation stories through ballet, the empathy of elephants, Jerry Kaplan on artificial intelligence, America's role on the world stage, JFK's relationship with Canada, 10 questions on Black History Month, and a theatre critic signs off. The Agenda reviews its week in programming.

Steve Paikin's Blog

The Academy Award-nominated movie about the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal made me want to cry, but not only for the reasons you think.

He was born in Hamilton and raised in Toronto, but former Maple Leafs president Ken Dryden’s greatest moments all came in Montreal.

Under Jean Chrétien, federal fundraising rules were overhauled to prohibit corporations and unions from making political donations, and the limit on how much individuals could donate was lowered.

When compared to political fundraising practices in other jurisdictions, Ontario lands somewhere in the middle. Will switching to another system solve our problems?

We know political parties need money. But does anyone really believe that donations are meant to further the democratic process?

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