What began as peaceful protests in Syria against President Bashar Al-Assad has since descended into civil war. What is happening on the ground in Syria right now? What has been the international humanitarian and diplomatic response? Guests: Sven Spengemann, Visiting Professor, Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, and formerly United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq. FaisalContinue reading “Syria – Geopolitics and the Politics of Intervention”
The city is about to undergo public consultiation regarding plans to build a casino in downtown Toronto. These plans are being led in part by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. Tony Bitonti, a spokesperson for the agency, explains their plan.
Nina Littman-Sharp manages the Problem Gambling Service at the Centre for Addiciton and Mental Health. She discusses problem gambling addictions.
Our daily news headlines in the Toronto area are marked by discussions about a potential casino being constructed in the downtown core. But what are the associated challenges, risks, and opportunities for a new casino in the Greater Toronto Area? Guests: Tony Bitonti, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. Nina Littman-Sharp, Director, Problem Gambling Service, Centre forContinue reading “Gambling Policy in Ontario”
Trent University’s Jim Cosgrave, Assistant Professor of Sociology, discusses the history of legalized gambling in Canada.
Jennifer Keesmaat became the Chief Planner for the City of Toronto in September of 2012. She brings the City’s perspective to the condo boom.
We have seen a condominium boom in the Greater Toronto Area. What are the opportunities and challenges that it presents our city and our region? Guests: Honourable Margarett Best, Ontario Minister of Consumer Services. Michael Shapcott, Director of Housing and Innovation, Wellesley Institute. Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Department, City of Toronto. PhotoContinue reading “Toronto’s Condo Boom and Vertical Population”
Michael Shapcott is the Director of Housing and Innovation for the Wellesley Institute. He joins us to discuss what the condo boom has meant for affordable housing in the City of Toronto.
The Honourable Margarett Best explains why we need to bring Ontario’s Condominium Act up to date to reflect new types of condominium buildings, growth in demand, and a shift in who the buyers are in the condo market place.
What are your impressions on the environment? We gather thoughts from a Norwegian polar explorer who was the first to sail the Arctic in one season and from a cap and trade expert on practical measures to control emissions. Guests: Thorleif Thorleifsson, Norwegian Polar Explorer Jeff Rambharack, PhD Candidate, Simon Fraser University, School of Resource and EnvironmentalContinue reading “Climate Change in the Arctic and Managing Carbon Emissions”