In past election campaigns, debt and deficits have dominated the conversation. Think of Paul Martin's demand in the 1990s to slay the deficit dragon ,come hell or high water., Even in the last federal election, the NDP ran on a promise of balancing the budget. This time around, concerns about debt and deficits are barely registering. The Agenda discusses why there is a conversation deficit about the country's debt.
October 16, 2019 - 35:43
- October 15, 2019 - 16:56Sharon Hartung talks about her book, "Your Digital Undertaker: Exploring Death in the Digital Age in Canada."
- October 15, 2019 - 38:02The Agenda discusses what the parties are offering on key urban priorities during the election campaign.
- October 14, 2019 - 25:28The Agenda discusses why board games are enjoying a resurgence in popularity.
- October 14, 2019 - 25:51Comedian, actor, and musician Dave Hill joins The Agenda to discuss his book, "Parking the Moose: One American's Epic Quest to Uncover His Incredible Canadian Roots."
- October 11, 2019 - 9:46The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
- October 11, 2019 - 5:39Northwestern Ontario Hub reporter Jon Thompson discusses a federal government pilot project to bring immigration to northern cities.
- October 11, 2019 - 26:05The Agenda welcomes journalist Jeffrey Simpson to discuss the federal election campaign.
- October 11, 2019 - 12:18Pollster Erin Kelly checks in with the latest numbers on how Canadians leaning in the federal election.
- October 10, 2019 - 16:32Transportation infrastructure is an important need, but is it on the radar of federal parties during this election campaign?
Mayor John Tory has never been one for political drama. Now, his way of doing business appears to be paying off for Toronto.
Pollsters are saying this election could be a close one. So what happens if no party wins a majority of seats? Here’s a civics lesson.
What's on This Week
MonOct 14Dave Hill's Canada; Playing Board GamesAmerican comedian, actor, and musician Dave Hill talks about finding his Canadian roots, the subject of his book, "Parking My Moose." Then, what are the health, mental health, and social benefits of playing board games?
TueOct 15Municipalities and the Election; Internet AfterlifeAffordable neighbourhoods. Expanded public transit. Eradicating poverty. The Agenda examines some of the key issues for Canadian cities in this election. Then, author Sharon Hartung explains what happens to email, social media history, gaming tokens, and crypto-currencies after someone dies?
WedOct 16Fiscal Policies on the Campaign TrailWhere do the parties stand on balancing the books in Canada? The Agenda welcomes experts to help explain deficits and debt and why neither seem to pose a threat to any of the major parties in this election.
ThuOct 17Health Care and the Election; The Breast-Screening DebateThe Agenda discusses health-care policy put forth by the federal parties. Then, Dr. Paula Gordon, a clinical professor of radiology at the University of British Columbia, outlines her concerns about new Canadian guidelines for breast-cancer screenings.
FriOct 18Poll Update; Ontario Hubs; The Agenda's WeekPollster Erin Kelly provides an update on the likely outcome of the election before the final weekend of campaigning. Then, Indigenous Hub reporter Shelby Lisk explains traditional voting in Indigenous communities. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.