The Agenda with Steve Paikin (Audio)

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The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs program - devoted to exploring the social, political, cultural and economic issues that are changing our world, at home and abroad. The Agenda airs weeknights at 8:00 PM EST on TVO - Canada's largest educational broadcaster.

Education Minister Stephen Lecce discusses the latest developments between his office and the four Ontario teachers' unions currently taking job action. Catholic teachers are set to strike for one day next Tuesday, while elementary, secondary, and French teachers are continuing with their work-to- rule campaigns. What will it take to reach an agreement?

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