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Ontario landlords are forcing renters to jump through more and more hoops to land an apartment

The province's new standard lease template helps protect tenants from illegal rental clauses — but the rental application process still leaves plenty of room for exploitation.

May 03, 2018

Why Ontarians should care about Wisconsin's water

If Foxconn, a major Taiwanese electronics company, is permitted to take Great Lakes water, it will be much easier for other companies to do the same in the future.

April 11, 2018

Why the Ontario justice system might not be speaking your language

If you find yourself in court, you have the right to an interpreter. But exercising that right can be challenging in a province as diverse as Ontario.

March 12, 2018

How suspended students are denied due process: Opinion

Given the effects a suspension or expulsion could have on their life, students should have the right to challenge a school's decision. The problem is they can't - on their own.

February 16, 2018

Ontario won't fix its jails until it fixes bail

In this opinion piece, John Michael McGrath says the province must end its overreliance on pre-trial incarceration: More than 60 per cent of the people currently in jail are simply awaiting trial.

October 12, 2017

Not so safe third country? The Agenda's Story of the Week

TV Ontario's The Agenda discusses the impact that the increased flow of refugees will have on other refugee programs and on public policy.

February 27, 2017

WSIB: Working for Injured Workers?

TVO's The Agenda explores the role of the WSIB in workplaces today, with representatives from the WSIB, injured workers, and their advocates.

December 15, 2016

Handling Sexual Assault Trials, The Truth About Trauma

The Agenda, a television program on TV Ontario, looks at how Canada might develop a trauma-informed justice system to better respond to victims and witnesses of violent crime.

November 01, 2016

Why so many Canadians with disabilities are overeducated and unemployed

A University of Guelph study has found that graduates with disabilities are twice as likely to be unemployed.

August 10, 2016

Canada's migrant agricultural workers deserve full and equal rights. Here's why

Employers simply replace injured labourers with the next person in line, and Canada wipes its hands of any long-term responsibility. Essentially, these are disposable workers.

June 17, 2016

Rewriting the Police Services Act

Yasir Naqvi, Ontario's minister of community safety and correctional services, discusses what he's been hearing around the province and how the government hopes to improve police - community relations.

April 07, 2016

TVO's The Agenda: Employee mental health

The Agenda's program on employee mental health, which aired January 28, is now available. 

January 28, 2016

How HIV-positive disclosure laws hurt women and visible minorities

Not disclosing HIV/AIDS to partners is against the law. Activists believe overturning that law could result in less stigma and more testing.

December 03, 2015

Why homeless LGBTQ youth feel unsafe in shelters

Some gay, lesbian, or transgender youth still refuse to access traditional shelters in fear of discrimination; dealing with LGBTQ-specific issues in such shelters has often taken a backseat.

November 12, 2015

June 9: The Agenda on TV Ontario: Monitoring Domestic Violence Courts

When: Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Where: TV Ontario's The Agenda with Steve Paikin

TV Ontario presents a discussion of Court Watch, a project that monitored Toronto's Specialized Domestic Violence Courts, with Community Development Director Vivien Green.

June 09, 2015

TV Ontario's Civics for Kids: Culture and Identity

TV Ontario has teamed up with the Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust (CCLET) to create civics scenarios to be presented each month that focus on a specific right or freedom.

March 12, 2014

Turning to Tasers: The Agenda with Steve Paikin

The use of tasers by the Toronto Police Service is the topic of discussion on TVO's The Agenda, with Abby Deshman of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and Michael Federico, TPS.

September 05, 2013

Infographic on Aboriginal Poverty

In Canada, Aboriginal poverty rates are many times higher than for other Canadians. Explore the dark past, difficult present, and hopeful future of the issue through this shareable infographic.

February 27, 2013

Five Reasons Why Income Security Should Remain A Priority

A vice president at United Way Toronto and member of the Ontario Social Assistance Review Advisory Council lists five reasons why income security should remain a priority.

November 28, 2012

Overhauling Ontario's Social Assistance on TVO tonight

Date Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Time 8 p.m.
Where The Agenda on TV Ontario

Tuesday night, TV Ontario's The Agenda will focus on the topic Overhauling Ontario's Social Assistance 8 p.m.

February 28, 2012