Episode: Friday November 27th, 2015

Is the situation in Syria set to get worse after the downing of a Russian jet? And -- how can you tell your charity dollars are being spent effectively.

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Turkey and Russia's war of words over the downing of a warplane continues to simmer. Meanwhile, security expert John Thompson says the the conflict in Syria is starting to lose steam.

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'Tis the season to be giving, but how can you ensure that your money is being used effectively? Greg Thomson, Charity Intelligence, explains.

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A Chinese billionaire spent a record $170.4 million at auction for a painting, and he is putting it on his credit card to collect points. Should there be a limit to the rewards for the super-rich?

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Will the arrests of 45 Montreal organized crime figures affect the underworld across the country? And -- what is the impact of contraband tobacco?


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How is NATO going to address Turkey shooting down a Russian plane? And-- what are Syrian refugees in for when they arrive in Canada?


Outspoken journalist David Menzies from The Rebel, and former Ontario Cabinet Minister Sophia Aggelonitis, with the Armstrong Strategy Group, join us for this week's Panel Monday.

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Mark Hebscher and Liz West debate the issues of the day, challenging the experts and holding leaders to account. No subject is off-limits. And viewers get to have their say too!