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Aug 03

The Agenda in the Summer: Anna Porter, Part 1

Money brings opportunity. For some, it delivers lavish lifestyles and trips around the world. For others, it enables them try and change the world. Financier George Soros is one of those individuals. He's spent billions of dollars on numerous political causes. Author Anna Porter tells Piya Chattopadhyay more about the man, and his motivation.

Aug 04

The Agenda in the Summer: Anna Porter, Part 2

George Soros has devoted much of his philanthropic spending on efforts to transform and improve life for those in Eastern Europe. Author Anna Porter says those efforts have delivered very little to the region. She tells Piya Chattopadhyay why.

Aug 05

The Agenda in the Summer: Shantha Rau Barriga

There are one billion people with disabilities worldwide. In some nations, those individuals struggle for basic human rights, suffering abuse and outright neglect. Human Rights Watch's Shantha Rau Barriga tells Piya Chattopadhyay about recent efforts to improve the circumstances these individuals face.

Aug 06

The Agenda in the Summer: Nisha Varia

Domestic workers make life better for millions around the world. Despite this, they've long been considered a marginal sector of society: underpaid, under-appreciated and at times, abused. Human Rights Watch's Nisha Varia tells Piya Chattopadhyay about efforts to change the plight of these workers.

Aug 07

The Agenda in the Summer: Graeme Reid

Despite legislative changes and a growing awareness of gay and lesbian men and women in South Africa, there persists a notion that homosexuality is "un-African." Author and gay rights advocate Graeme Reid shares his insights on the matter with Piya Chattopadhyay.

Steve Paikin's Blog

Twenty years ago, Mike Harris made history and changed the province of Ontario in ways that are still felt today.

The Winnipeg institution opened amidst much controversy in 2014, but according to Steve Paikin it actually takes Canadians on a vital historical journey.

Sometimes, election campaigns don’t really matter, Steve Paikin writes — but this fall’s federal campaigns certainly will. And whoever wins, the outcome will be historic.

Steve Paikin frequently found himself trying to hold back tears at Laurentian University last week after learning the circumstances some students endured pick up their degrees. 

The education file is “a dog’s breakfast,” argues Steve Paikin. To stop a decades-long pattern of labour unrest in our schools, do unprecedented measures need to be taken?