TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin: On the Road in Thunder Bay, Monday February 9 2009 at 8 pm



    
                           Presented by Vale Inco

          Live broadcast from the Atrium of the Shuniah Building at
                            Confederation College

    Guests for the broadcast of The Agenda with Steve Paikin: On the Road on
    February 9 at 8 pm:
    -   Brad Duguid - Ontario Minister of Aboriginal Affairs
    -   John Beaucage - Grand Council Chief of the Anishinabek Nation
    -   Stan Beardy - Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation
    -   Clint Davis - President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal
        Business
    

    TORONTO, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - Following a remarkable day on Sunday in which a
TVO-hosted workshop attracted over 60 enthusiastic participants to discuss the
future of Ontario's Aboriginal economy, TVO's flagship current affairs
program, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, will broadcast a live show tonight at 8
pm on the subject from the Shuniah Building of Confederation College in
Thunder Bay.
    Thunder Bay is the fourth of five stops on The Agenda with Steve Paikin's
"On the Road" tour exploring the changing nature of Ontario's regional
economies - and the resulting social impact. Anchor and senior editor Steve
Paikin welcomes Brad Duguid, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Grand Council
Chief John Beaucage of the Anishinabek Nation, Grand Chief Stan Beardy of the
Nishnawbe Aski Nation, and Clint Davis, president and CEO of the Canadian
Council for Aboriginal Business to discuss and debate the issues, challenges
and opportunities for Ontario's Aboriginal economy. Ideas raised by
participants at the daylong AgendaCamp held at the Fort William First Nation
Community Centre on Sunday will also be addressed on the show (see below for
more information on AgendaCamp).
    "There was a tremendous spirit in the room at Sunday's AgendaCamp," says
Steve Paikin. "There were a lot of great ideas and discussions we'll be taking
to the show that I hope will be the start of a larger dialogue. Thunder Bay is
our fourth "On the Road" stop and just like Windsor, Sault Ste. Marie and
Kingston I found a community that's not just talking about challenges but
looking to do something about them."

    
                                 AgendaCamp
                                 ----------

     Sunday February 8, 2009 at Fort William First Nation Community Centre
    

    AgendaCamp is an innovative TVO-hosted community forum bringing together
community leaders, policymakers, members of the public, program guests, anchor
Steve Paikin and invited bloggers to problem-solve around the major economic
issues, challenges and opportunities for Ontario's Aboriginal economy.
    "We're delighted to be in Thunder Bay," says Lisa de Wilde, Chief
Executive Officer of TVO. "We had a very successful AgendaCamp at the Fort
William First Nation Community Centre with a diverse group of engaged and
committed participants. These AgendaCamps represent so much of what TVO is all
about: connecting people and ideas in Ontario. When people engage in a more
informed, more intelligent way in our society, we all benefit."
    There were 64 participants at the AgendaCamp in Thunder Bay who were able
to capture the event by live blogging, shooting video, taking pictures and
contributing to an interactive wiki. A wider online audience followed and
contributed to the AgendaCamp at tvo.org/agendacamp. The best content will be
used on the broadcast of The Agenda with Steve Paikin: On the Road Monday
beginning at 8 pm on TVO.

    
    Some of the participants at the AgendaCamp in Thunder Bay included:
    -   Stan Beardy - Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation
    -   Michael Gravelle - MPP Thunder Bay-Superior North and Minister of
        Northern Development and Mines
    -   John Rafferty - MP Thunder Bay Rainy River
    -   Clint Davis - President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal
        Business
    -   Frank Pullia - City of Thunder Bay Councillor
    -   Rebecca Johnson - Councillor at Large, City of Thunder Bay
    

    The final stop for The Agenda with Steve Paikin: On the Road will be in
Waterloo, March 29-30 2009 looking at the innovation economy. Previous stops
in Windsor in October focused on Ontario's manufacturing economy, Sault Ste.
Marie in November on the province's resource sector, and Kingston in January
on the agricultural economy.

    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.

    Where to find TVO: Cable subscribers channel 2 (channel may vary in some
areas), Bell TV subscribers: Channel 265, Star Choice subscribers: Channel
353. For more information on these and other programs and services, visit
tvo.org.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Paul Ginis, (416) 484-2600
x2445, pginis@tvo.org; Angela Garde, (416) 484-2600 x2305, agarde@tvo.org


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