TORONTO, April 9, 2014 /CNW/ - TVO's flagship current affairs program The Agenda with Steve Paikin travels to North Bay Sunday April 13 to examine first-hand how Northern Ontario is innovating to face challenges to its economy. The visit will take place at the Aviation Campus of Canadore College and members of the public are invited to be part of the audience and to participate in a post-recording Q&A with The Agenda's guests.
The Agenda will invite guests from the region to discuss efforts to diversify and grow Northern economies, and counteract declining populations and job losses. Guests appearing on the broadcast include:
- Tracie Marsh-Fior, Dean of Technology, Trades and Part-Time Studies and ICAMP Facility Coordinator at Canadore College
- David Robinson, Economics professor and Director of the Institute for Northern Ontario Research and Development at Laurentian University
- Chief Marianna Couchie from the Nipissing First Nation
- Deborah Robertson, Program Coordinator for the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre
The Q&A segment immediately following The Agenda panel discussion will also include:
- David Thompson, Chair of the Near North District School Board to talk about Discovery Education
- Jennifer McNutt Bywater, from Vested Interest Trading to talk about fair-trade retailing in the North Bay area
The recording of The Agenda as well as the Q&A will be live-streamed at tvo.org on April 13 beginning at 3 pm, and the program will be broadcast on TVO on Monday April 14 at 8 and 11 pm.
The visit to North Bay is part of the TVO on the Road tour, which since 2008 has made 17 stops in 15 towns across Ontario and has engaged citizens in discussions about regional economies, the 2011 Ontario election, and the future of education.
"We're excited to be out on the road in North Bay to engage Ontarians in discussions about the issues that are defining our province's communities," says Lisa de Wilde, TVO's Chief Executive Officer. "This stop on the TVO on the Road tour is all about learning from the North Bay community and facilitating a wider conversation on how to build a stronger economy and province."
Members of the public can visit tvo.org to register for free tickets to be part of the audience and for the post-recording Q&A.
TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and stimulates curiosity and thought. 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 sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.
For further information: Media contact: Paul Ginis, TVO Public Relations Specialist, 416-484-2600 x2445, email@example.com