• TVO's Agenda On The Road: Your Vote 2011 tour makes a stop in Niagara at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre May 15 and 16
  • TVO seeks public participation for the AgendaCamp public workshop at the on Sunday May 15. Registration for this free event open now at
  • Live broadcast of The Agenda with Steve Paikin in Niagara on Monday May 16 at 8 pm ET.

TORONTO, May 4 /CNW/ - Candidates from the three major provincial political parties in Ontario will gather during a tour stop of the The Agenda on the Road: Your Vote 2011 in Niagara in mid-May to discuss issues facing the region leading up to the Ontario provincial election.

NDP MPP Peter Kormos (Welland), Liberal MPP Kim Craitor (Niagara Falls), and PC candidate George Lepp (Niagara Falls) will be guests on a live broadcast of The Agenda with Steve Paikin at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre on May 16.

The broadcast follows the AgendaCamp public workshop, which will also be held at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre the day before. The AgendaCamp is a TVO-hosted community forum that will bring together community leaders, policymakers, and members of the public from across the Niagara region 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.

"We just witnessed one very fascinating and historic election this spring," says anchor and senior editor Steve Paikin. "Will that have an impact on the Ontario election this Fall? We'll find out. Certainly, there was no shortage of great ideas and strong opinions about the direction our province should take at our first two tour stops in Ottawa and Hamilton. I'm looking forward to the same level of enthusiastic citizen engagement in Niagara."

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

Prior to the Niagara AgendaCamp, users can get the conversation started by proposing discussion topics and asking questions at 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.

Following the Niagara visit, the Agenda on the Road: Your Vote 2011 heads to Sudbury June 26 and 27, before wrapping up the tour in the Greater Toronto Area in September 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

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:
Paul Ginis
TVO Communications
416.484.2600 x 2445



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