Being a foreign correspondent was always a dream job for former journalist Sean Mallen. He visits The Agenda to discuss the reality of the job - and what it does to family life - in his book ,Falling for London: A Cautionary Tale.,
While last week's Ontario budget didn't mention the $2 per hour provincial wage grant that tops up the pay of Early Childhood Educators, advocates have learned the grant will continue. Rachel Lafferty, joins The Agenda to discuss the role of ECEs.
The Ontario Progressive Conservative government's first budget includes a tax credit designed to reduce child care expenses for families. The Agenda examines how this tax credit will work and explores other changes to child care in Ontario.
Major changes have been announced to education in Ontario over the last few weeks, as well a new child care tax credit was introduced in last week's budget. Minister of Education Lisa Thompson joins Steve Paikin to discuss these changes.
Steve Paikin hosts a interview and phone-in with education minister John Snobelen. He's one of Mike Harris' most controversial Cabinet ministers. Snobelen is responsible for finding ways to cut about $400 million from the education budget.
In their first budget, the Tories make reference to curriculum development and economic opportunities — but the government is short on details and light on funding when it comes to supporting Indigenous communities.