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NDP MPP says Ontarians want end to home-warranty monopoly
The CBC reports that many think the province’s plan to overhaul its Tarion home-warranty provider doesn’t go far enough. NDP MPP Tom Rakocevic, for example, has put forward a private member’s bill that would allow private providers into the market. Consumer Services Minister Lisa Thompson isn’t in favour of the suggestion. “By increasing the accountability of a single provider and making the significant changes to the governance of Tarion, there will be more enforcement mechanisms built into the system,” she wrote in a statement.
In the last five years, the horse-racing industry has received $500 million from the province just to stay afloat. What are the challenges facing the world’s oldest spectator sport? The Agenda examines what the future holds for the industry’s thousands of Ontarian employees — and why its relationship with Queen’s Park is so fraught.
This intimate documentary follows three people facing a prison sentence for the first time. Filmed over the course of three years, it provides a glimpse into the offices of lawyers and judges, as well as the anxious minds of those awaiting judgment.
How does a former MP reintegrate into her regular life after an election defeat? Steve Paikin reports from a symposium where Jane Philpott, Lisa Raitt, and Megan Leslie discussed the road back from government service. The three women, each from a different political party, also touched on the support they’d received from other female politicians in the hyper-partisan atmosphere of Ottawa.
Tonight on TVO
7 p.m. — Animal Super Senses: Scent
Visit some of the wildest habitats on Earth and get up close and personal with a host of intriguing creatures — and their keen sense of smell. Physicist Helen Czerski dives into shark-infested waters with only a small pouch of liquid for self-defence, while biologist Patrick Aryee controls the behaviour of a swarm of bees using tiny traces of scent.
8 p.m. — The Agenda: Conservative leadership choices
The federal Conservative leadership race is on. Who are the candidates? What do they bring to the table? A panel of politicos discusses the lead-up to the convention in March.