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Feb 08

Infectious Disease and the Science of Bees

As Ebola spread throughout West Africa in 2014, stories emerged of healthcare workers becoming infected themselves, despite precautionary measures. The Agenda discusses the impact of that outbreak on healthcare workers, and how it could affect their willingness to treat patients in the future. Then, Ontario's honey bees are dying off at an alarming rate. The Agenda looks at efforts to keep them safe.

Feb 09

Human Trafficking in Ontario

Human trafficking is a fast growing crime in Ontario. The Agenda discusses what is being done to address this. Then, Ebola, Listeria and other viruses regularly make news. But not all microbes are bad. The Agenda learns about good and bad germs.

Feb 10

Media Matters

After the "Guelph Mercury", one of Canada's oldest newspapers, became the latest casualty in a string of newspaper closures, questions were raised about the state of local media in Canada. The Agenda examines the future of regional journalism, and why it matters.

Feb 11

Working Toward Inclusion

The Agenda looks at how Ontario is helping people with intellectual disabilities or mental health issues obtain and maintain meaningful jobs.

Feb 12

The Agenda's Story, The Agenda's Week

The Agenda highlights a story making news this week. Also, distinguishing between good and bad microbes, a trip down the Thousand Islands Parkway, preserving bees, what media closures mean for local news coverage, supporting special needs at work and human trafficking in Ontario. The Agenda reviews its week of 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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