NIAGARA, HELP SET THE AGENDA FOR THE ONTARIO ELECTION
- TVO and The Agenda with Steve Paikin visit Niagara May 15 and 16 for the Agenda on the Road: Your Vote 2011 tour
- TVO seeks public participation for the AgendaCamp public workshop at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre on Sunday May 15. Registration for this free event open now at yourvote2011.ca
- Live, on-location broadcast from the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, Monday May 16 at 8 pm
TVO and its flagship current affairs program, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, will be in Niagara May 15 and 16 during the Agenda on the Road: Your Vote 2011 tour to hear from citizens of the region what they think the should be the focus of the Ontario provincial election in the Fall . The two-day visit includes the AgendaCamp public workshop at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre on Sunday May 15 which will inform the live, on-location broadcast of The Agenda with Steve Paikin the following night at 8 pm, also at the community centre.
Job creation, healthcare, child care, green energy, education…What issues do you think should take centre stage heading towards the October 6 Ontario election? 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.
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.
“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.”
Particpants 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.
Prior to the Niagara 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.