• TVO's The Agenda On the Road: Your Vote 2011 tour makes a stop in Sudbury at Laurentian University's Great Hall on June 26 and Sudbury City Hall on June 27
  • TVO seeks public participation for the AgendaCamp public workshop on Sunday June 26. Registration for this free event now open at yourvote2011.ca
  • Free tickets are available for a live broadcast of The Agenda with Steve Paikin in Sudbury on Monday June 27 at 8 p.m. ET

TORONTO, June 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Local provincial PC and NDP candidates will participate in The Agenda on the Road: Your Vote 2011 tour stop in Sudbury in late June. In anticipation of the Ontario provincial election in early September, issues facing the northern regions will be up for discussion.

NDP MPP France Gélinas (Nickel Belt) and PC candidate Vic Fedeli (Nipissing), representing former premier Mike Harris's old riding, will be guests on a live broadcast of The Agenda with Steve Paikin at Sudbury City Hall on June 27.

The broadcast follows the AgendaCamp public workshop, which will be held at Laurentian University's Great Hall on June 26. The AgendaCamp is a TVO-hosted community forum that will bring together community leaders, policymakers, and members of the public from across Northern Ontario to discuss issues and present ideas about what should be the focus of the Ontario provincial election in the fall. At the end of the day participants vote on the best ideas which will inform the questions posed to the candidates on the live broadcast the following night.

"During our last AgendaCamp in Niagara, the combination of jobs and the economy ranked significantly higher in priority than other topics," says anchor and senior editor Steve Paikin. "I'm excited to enter the gateway to the north to learn just what matters most to Sudburians. Northern Ontario, I urge you to sign up, listen in and speak out about the topics that matter most to you."

The broadcast of The Agenda with Steve Paikin will be produced by Sudbury native Mike Miner.

Participants wanted for AgendaCamp

To participate in, or propose a discussion topic for AgendaCamp, or for free tickets to be part of the live broadcast audience, please register at yourvote2011.ca; your complete multimedia stop for election issues.

Prior to the Sudbury AgendaCamp, users can get the conversation started by proposing discussion topics and asking questions at yourvote2011.ca. Following every AgendaCamp event, users can continue the discussions online. The issues and themes raised at all five camps will help build a "citizen's agenda," a critical mass of information outlining the issues that matter to Ontarians.

"We're excited to be heading out on the road again and helping to inform and engage Ontarians," says Lisa de Wilde, CEO. "We'll be leveraging the power of social media, TV and face-to-face dialogue in order to provide a broad platform for more people to become part of the province-wide discussion."

Following the Sudbury visit, the Agenda on the Road: Your Vote 2011 will close its tour in the Greater Toronto Area in early October before the October 6 election.

For five seasons The Agenda with Steve Paikin has provided Ontario with thought-provoking, insightful analysis of current affairs, going deeper on the big issues of the day with lively debates and stimulating one-on-one conversations. On March 3, 2011, The Agenda with Steve Paikin marked a significant milestone with their 1000th program.

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. Celebrating 40 years, 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 thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.

Where to find TVO

Cable channel 2 (channel may vary in some areas), Rogers HD channel 580, Bell TV channel 265, Shaw Direct channel 353.


For further information:

Media contact:

Marco Ouji
TVO Communications
416.484.2600 x 2305


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