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Syrian Refugees in Northern Ontario

In 2017, the Alsalamat family fled civil war in Syria arriving in Sault Ste. Marie as refugees. Since then, there's been plenty of change in their lives: A new language, new schools, new jobs. Nearly three years later - the family couldn't imagine living anywhere else. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan hears their story of flight, arrival, and settlement.
January 22, 2020 - 8:01

Steve Paikin

At an event this week, three of Canada’s most prominent former MPs peeled back the curtain on the realities of being a woman in politics.
ANALYSIS: Debates about debates are a great Canadian pastime. So let’s talk about who should be up on that stage and who shouldn’t.
ANALYSIS: Last week, members of the debate commission and an advisory committee met to discuss how the federal English-language debate went. The verdict? Not very well.  
ANALYSIS: The federal Conservatives are a unique coalition of disparate interest groups. Which candidate can bring them all together?
By delaying its leadership contest, the party could have had a bigger — and better — field of candidates

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    Should Billionaires be Taxed out of Existence?
    Will higher rates of taxes for the world's ultra-rich solve the economic inequality that exists across the world? Steve Paikin addresses this hot topic in the inaugural edition of TVO Debates.
  • Tue
    Jan 21
    Optimizing Municipal Finance; Political Blind Date
    How can Ontario municipalities achieve financial sustainability when faced with infrastructure and asset- management challenges? Then, Gary Crawford, Toronto's budget chief, and Shelley Carroll, the city's former budget chief, kick off the third season of TVO's Political Blind Date by taking a close look at how to best manage a budget shortfall after provincial funding cuts.
  • Wed
    Jan 22
    Iran Plane Crash Aftermath
    The Agenda addresses some of the questions that remain about Iran's downing of a Ukrainian plane which claimed the lives of 57 Canadians.
  • Thu
    Jan 23
    New Animal Protections; Horse Racing in Ontario
    An in-depth look at a new animal welfare system now in force in across the province. Then, what is the state of racetrack operations in Ontario and what does the future hold for the province's horse-racing community?
  • Fri
    Jan 24
    Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Race
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