Election Reform on The Agenda with Steve Paikin live from U of T's Munk Centre Thursday, September 27 at 8 pm on TVO

    TORONTO, Sept. 21 /CNW/ - On October 10, citizens of Ontario will be
asked to vote for more than a new government. Ontario will also hold its
first-ever referendum on electoral reform. The Agenda with Steve Paikin aims
to help voters make an informed choice with its first Munk Centre special of
the season on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 8 pm on TVO. Broadcasting live
from the University of Toronto's Munk Centre for International Studies, Steve
Paikin will lead a discussion on which electoral system Ontario should use to
elect members to the provincial legislature: the current First-Past-The-Post
system? or the Mixed Member Proportional proposed by the Citizen's Assembly on
Electoral Reform? Guest experts from both sides of the debate will be on hand
to take questions from the studio audience and from viewers at home.
    The program will also be webcast live at tvo.org/theagenda where The
Agenda with Steve Paikin's extensive coverage of the election continues
online. Viewers can go to tvo.org/theagenda following the show to join a live
chat with Steve Paikin, learn more about The Citizen's Assembly on Electoral
Reform, as well as watch recorded streamed video of the Munk Centre special
and listen to podcasts. The website is also the place for voters to go to
submit questions regarding election issues from their region and contribute to
dedicated blogs. Steve Paikin, as always, welcomes comments; Queen's Park
bureau chief Susanna Kelley moderates "Ontario Politics Uncovered," a blog
focusing on issues from various regions; producer Mike Miner overlooks "The
Fifth Column," which offers analysis on the day's headlines and inside reports
on the latest web tricks the parties have employed to win the hearts, minds
and hard drives of the electorate.
    The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs show
airing weekdays at 8 pm, repeating at 11 pm and 5 am the following morning. To
find out how to get tickets for the Munk Centre special, visit

    About TVO
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source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and
stimulates curiosity. We are committed to supporting citizen engagement in
Ontario: by helping children be successful learners, partnering with parents
in their children's education and encouraging people of all ages to become
active participants in the important issues of our time.

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For further information: Media Contact: Paul Ginis, (416) 484-2600
x2445, pginis@tvontario.org

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