TVO helps Ontario Voters understand the MMP vs. FPTP Referendum with three special re-broadcasts of the Agenda with Steve Paikin Munk Centre debate, October 6 at 6 pm and October 8 at 8 pm & 11 pm



    TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - To help citizens of Ontario make an informed
choice in the MMP vs. FPTP referendum on October 10, TVO will re-broadcast a
special edition of The Agenda with Steve Paikin featuring a full-hour,
in-depth debate Saturday October 6, 2007, at 6 pm and on Thanksgiving Day,
Monday October 8 at 8 pm & 11 pm. The interactive live-audience event was held
at the University of Toronto's Munk Centre for International Studies on
September 27 and featured an informative and at times passionate discussion
with guest experts from both sides of the issue including:

    
    -   David Fleet, Director, NO MMP Campaign
    -   Rick Anderson, Campaign Chair, Vote for MMP
    -   Marilyn Churley, former NDP MPP
    -   Dennis Pilon, author, "The Politics of Voting"
    -   Sheila Copps, former deputy prime minister and a columnist with Sun
        Media
    

    The Agenda with Steve Paikin Munk Centre special is currently available
as a video stream at www.tvo.org/theagenda where viewers can also access more
information about the debate's participants, listen to podcasts, have their
say in dedicated election themed blogs, or learn more about the Citizens'
Assembly on Electoral Reform.
    As media partner for the Citizens' Assembly, TVO documented online the
activities of the 103-member assembly, which proposed the revision to the
electoral system, since its inception in the summer of 2006. TVO's re-launched
Electoral Reform website www.tvo.org/citizensassembly, presents a clear and
easy to access collection of resources:

    
    -   A three-minute animated video that explains the difference between
        the two electoral systems and the choice voters are being asked to
        make

    -   A series of four TVO-produced documentary shorts about the Citizens'
        Assembly process entitled Reworking Democracy

    -   For those who want to drill down further, an archive of the
        Citizens' Assembly process and proceedings, including video of the
        Assembly workshops, blog reports and learning resources

    -   Opportunities to participate in online discussion with other
        Ontarians
    

    TVO is proud to offer the most comprehensive collection of resources to
empower Ontario voters to be fully informed and engaged. This will include
special election night coverage beginning at 8 pm on October 10.

    About TVO

    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: Media Contact: Paul Ginis, (416) 484-2600
x2445, pginis@tvontario.org


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