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Feb 01

Countries in Conflict

The Agenda discusses Canada's role in the Middle East under Justin Trudeau with foreign affairs experts Janice Stein and Irvin Studin. Then, central European history professor Timothy Snyder answers 10 questions about Ukraine. Also, does soil have the potential to fight climate change?

Feb 02

Art, Science, Politics

Conservative political pundit David Frum discusses the Iowa primary results. Then, Victoria Kaspi waxes poetic on her life making scientific discoveries. Also, Marc Mayer, director of the National Gallery of Canada, suggests how to best enjoy a visit to the museum.

Feb 03

Toronto's Transit Plans

Major changes are afoot on the Scarborough subway extension. Mayor John Tory is hoping to scrap two of the three planned stops and reinvest the savings into a 17-stop LRT line. He joins The Agenda along with Jennifer Keesmaat, chief city planner, to discuss one of the most polarizing debates at Toronto City Hall in years.

Feb 04

Peeking into Political Fundraising

The Agenda pulls back the curtain on Ontario's political fundraising laws. Then, a look behind the scary headlines popping up around germs and antibiotic resistant superbugs.

Feb 05

The Agenda's Story, The Agenda's Week

The Agenda discusses a story making news this week. Then, a debate on Canada role in the Middle East under Prime Minister Trudeau; a look at soil as a potential climate change solution; David Frum on how the U.S. election is shaping up; Toronto Mayor John Tory on transit plans; a Queen's Park panel discusses the province's concerns. The Agenda looks at 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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