Hugh Segal has been on The Agenda many times, talking about why, as a conservative, he favors the creation of a basic income program for people experiencing poverty. What he hasn't discussed is how he came to that position, thanks to his own hardscrabble upbringing in Montreal, as the son of a cab driver who died when Segal was just 14 years old. He talks to Steve Paikin about his experiences, the topic of his new book, "Boot Straps Need Boots: One Tory's Lonely Fight to End Poverty in Canada."
December 10, 2019 - 22:42
- December 10, 2019 - 31:34Since its inception 50 years ago, has the internet delivered what it promised? And what can be suggested about its future?
- December 9, 2019 - 33:25The Agenda welcomes Anand Giridharadas to discuss his book, "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World,"
- December 9, 2019 - 22:24The Agenda discusses whether Canada would benefit from a wealth tax.
- December 6, 2019 - 24:08The Agenda reviews its top stories from the week.
- December 6, 2019 - 5:09Northeastern Ontario Hub journalist Nick Dunne reports of why it's a problem for a city to have so few officers to service bylaw issues.
- December 6, 2019 - 25:01New York Times reporter Megan Twohey discusses her book, "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement."
- December 5, 2019 - 18:21Shaun Loney discusses his book, "The Beautiful Bailout: How a Social Innovation Scale-up Will Solve Government's Priciest Problem."
- December 5, 2019 - 35:56The Agenda reflects on the legacy of the tragedy at Montreal's École Polytechnique, where 14 female engineering students were shot to death.
- December 4, 2019 - 22:05The Agenda welcomes Alykhan Velshi, head of corporate affairs at Huawei Canada, to respond to the intense criticism the company continues to face.
Kathleen Wynne was Ontario’s first female premier and Canada’s first openly LGBTQ premier. Now her portrait is making history at the legislature.
What's on This Week
MonDec 09Benevolent Billionaires; Wealth TaxThe Agenda welcomes author Anand Giridharadas to discuss his skepticism towards the philanthropic work of the ultra-wealthy - the subject of his book "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World." Then, should Canada impose a tax on the country's richest households to help tackle its rising economic disparity?
TueDec 10The Internet's Midlife Crisis; Hugh SegalIt's been a half-century since the birth of the internet. The Agenda looks at the overwhelming changes the technology has created. Then, former Canadian senator Hugh Segal speaks with Steve Paikin about his memoir "Bootstraps Need Boots: One Tory's Lonely Fight to End Poverty in Canada."
WedDec 11Falling Math Scores; Medics in CombatThe Agenda discusses why math scores continue to be a concern for parents and educators in Ontario. Then, military historian Ted Barris provides an in-depth look at the contributions made by medics in the field of battle - the subject of his new book "Rush to Danger: Medics in the Line of Fire."
ThuDec 12The Music Show, 2019 EditionThe Agenda's annual music show focuses on the friendship between singers Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich, the topic of a theatre production; Tafelmusik's new music director, and a unique blend of baroque, classical, folk, and contemporary music.
FriDec 13Metcalf Arts Awards; Ontario Hubs; The Agenda's WeekThe Agenda welcomes the five finalists for the inaugural Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.