TVO's Agenda On The Road: Your Vote 2011 tour makes a stop in Niagara at
the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre May 15 and 16
TVO seeks public participation for the AgendaCamp public workshop at the
on Sunday May 15. Registration for this free event open now at yourvote2011.ca
Live broadcast of The Agenda with Steve Paikin in Niagara on Monday May 16 at 8 pm ET.
TORONTO, May 4 /CNW/ - Candidates from the three major provincial
political parties in Ontario will gather during a tour stop of the The
Agenda on the Road: Your Vote 2011 in Niagara in mid-May to discuss
issues facing the region leading up to the Ontario provincial election.
NDP MPP Peter Kormos (Welland), Liberal MPP Kim Craitor (Niagara Falls),
and PC candidate George Lepp (Niagara Falls) will be guests on a live
broadcast of The Agenda with Steve Paikin at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre on May 16.
The broadcast follows the AgendaCamp public workshop, which will also be
held at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre the day before. The
AgendaCamp is a TVO-hosted community forum that will bring together
community leaders, policymakers, and members of the public from across
the Niagara region to discuss issues and present ideas about what
should be the focus of the Ontario provincial election in the fall. At
the end of the day participants vote on the best ideas which will
inform the questions posed to the candidates on the live broadcast the
"We just witnessed one very fascinating and historic election this
spring," says anchor and senior editor Steve Paikin. "Will that have an
impact on the Ontario election this Fall? We'll find out. Certainly,
there was no shortage of great ideas and strong opinions about the
direction our province should take at our first two tour stops in
Ottawa and Hamilton. I'm looking forward to the same level of
enthusiastic citizen engagement in Niagara."
Participants wanted for AgendaCamp
To participate in or propose a discussion topic for AgendaCamp, or for
free tickets to be part of the live broadcast audience, please register
Prior to the Niagara AgendaCamp, users can get the conversation started
by proposing discussion topics and asking questions at yourvote2011.ca. Following every AgendaCamp event, users can continue the discussions
online. The issues and themes raised at all five camps will help build
a "citizen's agenda," a critical mass of information outlining the
issues that matter to Ontarians.
Following the Niagara visit, the Agenda on the Road: Your Vote 2011
heads to Sudbury June 26 and 27, before wrapping up the tour in the
Greater Toronto Area in September before the October 6 election.
For five seasons The Agenda with Steve Paikin has provided Ontario with thought-provoking, insightful analysis
of current affairs, going deeper on the big issues of the day with
lively debates and stimulating one-on-one conversations. On March 3,
2011, The Agenda with Steve Paikin marked a significant milestone with their 1000th program.
TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted
source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and
stimulates curiosity and thought. Celebrating 40 years, TVO's vision is
to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational
media. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and supported
by thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.
Where to find TVO
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Bell TV channel 265, Shaw Direct channel 353.
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