TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Mayor David Miller will be Steve Paikin's guest
on Wednesday September 19 to talk about the issues in the provincial election
campaign that he sees as vital to the city of Toronto. Mayor Miller will then
join a panel that will discuss the questions raised by viewers by email or
telephone. Other members of the panel are:
- George Smitherman. Liberal MPP for Toronto Centre-Rosedale, Deputy
Premier and Minister of Health
- Michael Prue, NDP MPP for Beaches-East York and the former Mayor of
- John Barber, city columnist for The Globe and Mail
- A representative of the Progressive Conservative party to be
The discussion will range through all things 416: What does the City of
Toronto need from politicians at Queen's Park? What does each party have to
offer the City? What about downloading and uploading, fiscal accountability
and the City of Toronto Act, crime and safe schools, poverty and family aid,
infrastructure costs, the TTC?
This is the third of six programs in the period leading up to the
election that focus on issues in different regions of Ontario. Eastern and
central Ontario have already been featured and are available as streamed video
or podcasts at www.tvo.org/cfmx/tvoorg/theagenda. Later programs will consider
northern Ontario, the 905 or greater Toronto area and southwestern Ontario.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin's extensive election coverage continues
online. Viewers can also go to tvo.org/agenda, where they can submit questions
regarding election issues from their region and contribute to dedicated blogs.
Steve Paikin, as always, welcomes comments; Queen's Park bureau chief Susanna
Kelley moderates "Ontario Politics Uncovered," a blog focusing on issues from
various regions; producer Mike Miner overlooks "The Fifth Column," which
offers analysis on the day's headlines and inside reports on the latest web
tricks the parties have employed to win the hearts, minds and hard drives of
The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs show
airing weekdays at 8 pm, repeating at 11 pm and 5 am the following morning.
TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted
source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and
stimulates curiosity. We are committed to supporting citizen engagement in
Ontario: by helping children be successful learners, partnering with parents
in their children's education and encouraging people of all ages to become
active participants in the important issues of our time.
For further information:
For further information: Paul Ginis, (416) 484-2600 x2445,