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Sep 26

Grappling with the High Cost of Housing

Toronto is now Canada's hottest real estate market with the average home price jumping to nearly $678,000 in August. The Agenda discusses whether living in a big city is now a luxury. Then, owning a home has become an unattainable goal for many people living in Canada's big cities. The Agenda considers what people should do with their money if they can't afford real estate. Also, a real estate analyst tells The Agenda that in many cases, people are better off sticking with a rental.

Sep 27

Distracted Driving; Refugee Trafficking

The Agenda discusses distracted driving, its causes and consequences. Then, The Agenda welcomes author Loretta Napoleoni to discuss her latest book: "Merchants of Men: How Jihadists and ISIS Turned Kidnapping and Refugee Trafficking into a Multibillion-Dollar Business."

Sep 28

Cancer Treatments

The Agenda welcomes Dr. Steven Narod, senior scientist at Women's College Research Institute, to explain the best interventions for cancer. Then, should Canada follow the U.S. in banning the chemicals found in antibacterial soap? And, how to run a radio station on green energy.

Sep 29

Ontario's Election Finance Rules; Campaign Confessions

The Agenda examines Ontario's proposed election finance legislation. Then, veteran political organizer John Laschinger discusses his work on 50 political campaigns over 35 years.

Sep 30

The Agenda's Story, The Agenda's Week

The Agenda highlights a story making news this week. Then, the high cost of housing in Canada, finding the right cancer treatment and debating Ontario's campaign finance policy. The Agenda reviews its week of programming.

Steve Paikin's Blog

In 2009, Craig Timmermans got sticker shock when faced with electricity charges for running his radio company on Ontario's Manitoulin Island. So he went green and slashed his electricity usage — and costs.

The next provincial election is about a year and a half away, but we already know a bit about who will be running the Liberal party’s 2018 campaign.

Only two years ago, Wynne and Hudak fought one of the most bruising and nastiest elections in memory. But there they were Wednesday, two political combatants, pleasantly conversing as if they were old pals.

Yes, the Ontario government promised to reduce electricity bills. But the other big story was this one line that will guide almost every big decision Kathleen Wynne’s government will make between now and the spring budget.

If you don't know who Bob Nixon is, don’t sweat it. But here's why the man who became the leader of the Ontario Liberals on four different occasions needs more recognition. 

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