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TRILLIUM TALK: Education Minister sends friend request to social media companies

Every Sunday morning, one of our legislative reporters from The Trillium provides an inside look at the week that was in Ontario politics — and the week ahead

Welcome back to Trillium Talk, your must-see briefing from Village Media’s team of journalists at the Ontario Legislature. 

Every Sunday, Scott Sexsmith sits down with one of our staffers at The Trillium to talk about the week that was at Queen's Park — and the week ahead.

On the show today is Editor-in-Chief Jessica Smith Cross, part of The Trillium team of journalists recently nominated for a CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism for their in-depth reporting on the influence of land developers in Ontario politics.

Should tenants be on the hook to the Canada Revenue Agency if their out-of-country landlord doesn't pay their taxes? That question made plenty of headlines this week, as The Trillium reported.

Privacy breaches were also in the news, with the Ford government tabling legislation that would allow the province to set cybersecurity regulations for the broader public sector, including hospitals, schools, Children's Aid Societies and other public institutions. 

As part of consultations on the bill, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced he'll be calling in the heads of the big tech companies to discuss the online safety of kids with the government and with law enforcement.

Get caught up on all the details — and more — in this instalment of Trillium Talk.

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Launched last year by Village Media, the company that operates this community website, The Trillium is a comprehensive news and information source devoted exclusively to insider coverage of Ontario politics.

Passionate and plugged inThe Trillium delivers the major political headlines of the day while unpacking complex policy changes and digging deeper into key issues that impact every Ontarian. Our dogged journalists also keep a close watch on legislative debates, question period, public appointments, lobbying activity and regulatory proposals.

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