TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin asks Ontarians: "What is your definition of rural?"

TORONTO, March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Is rural Ontario a place or a culture? On March 14, TVO's flagship current affairs program The Agenda with Steve Paikin will explore this question and is asking Ontarians to define what rural Ontario means to them.

Inspired by a February 7 Inside Agenda Blog post, Rural Ontario: A Place or a Culture?, The Agenda will analyze this complex issue and engage Ontarians in the conversation by using feedback received from the public to shape the content of the program on March 14.

Ontarians are invited to send their comments and photos illustrating their definition of rural Ontario before March 14 to, post comments at The Inside Agenda Blog, or join the conversation through The Agenda's Facebook page and on Twitter @theagenda using #agendatvo. Photos submitted will be showcased on The Agenda's Rural Ontario Pinterest board.

The Agenda with Steve Paikin airs on TVO Monday to Friday at 8 and 11 pm, and is available on a variety of platforms including online at, as an app for mobile devices, as podcast on iTunes.

About TVO

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 is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit

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For further information:

Media Contact:
Paul Ginis
TVO Public Relations Specialist
416.484.2600 x 2445

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