TVO is citizens' source for electoral reform discussion



    Tune in to The Agenda with Steve Paikin tonight

    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ - Now that the Citizens' Assembly has chosen to
recommend changes to Ontario's electoral system, voters will be asked to
accept or reject these changes in a referendum to be held in conjunction with
the upcoming provincial election this Fall. And as the official media partner
with the Assembly, TVO will be voters' best option to become fully informed
and engaged in this major electoral reform decision.
    For the most up to date and in-depth analysis and debate on yesterday's
Citizens' Assembly recommendation, tune into The Agenda with Steve Paikin
tonight at 8pm. Scheduled guests include Andrew Coyne of the National Post,
Ann Perry from the Toronto Star, Assembly chair George Thomson, and University
of Toronto political science professor Nelson Wiseman.
    TVO has been covering all aspects of the Citizens' Assembly on Electoral
Reform since its inception last summer. Visitors to the public educational
media organization's special online community (www.tvo.org/citizensassembly)
will find exclusive video coverage, detailed reports, and full background
information on each step of the Assembly process, leading up to and including
this past weekend's historic recommendation. Voters wishing to share their
perspectives about electoral reform in Ontario are invited to join the
numerous interactive blog reports and discussion boards that are featured
within the site.
    "We want to give Ontarians opportunities to understand the 'why' behind
the Citizens' Assembly's recommendation, not just the 'what'" said TVO's CEO
Lisa de Wilde. "Not only have we documented the entire assembly process, we're
providing a unique platform for everyone to join in the discussion. This kind
of complete coverage and in-depth debate is not available anywhere else."

    As Ontario's public educational media organization, TVO creates safe,
innovative and fun learning experiences for children, offers support to their
parents, and encourages active citizenship through a range of media platforms
that allow for interaction and participation in our province.





For further information:

For further information: Jeff Dunk, Telephone: (416) 484-2735,
jdunk@tvontario.org


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