150+ Canadians Day 127: Steve Paikin

Steve Paikin contributes to peace as a journalist with a concern for justice and a life-long commitment to informing the public. #Canada150

Steve Paikin’s work informing people about events and politics began in university where he was the sports editor for the University of Toronto’s weekly independent sports newspaper. He was also a play-by-play announcer covering hockey and football. With experience in radio and print journalism, he joined TVO, Ontario’s public broadcaster, in 1992.  Since then, he has co-hosted or hosted a variety of public affairs programs. For more than a decade, the hour-long daily “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” has been TVO’s flagship current affairs program.

His April 12th, 2017 National Post article on the anniversary on the Battle of Vimy Ridge asked, “A century ago, how many of my sons would I have lost in the trenches of the First World War?”

Paikin was the moderator of six election debates: the 2006, 2008, and 2011 federal leaders’ debates, and the 2007, 2011, and 2014 Ontario provincial leaders’ debates.

Paikin has published several books and produced several documentaries on politicians and political life, including the award-winning “Return to the Warsaw Ghetto”.

For further “reading” we recommend:

  • The Agenda from 2015 with Karen Armstrong on Religion & Peace
  • The Agenda from 2014 on the Isreali-Palestinian peace process
  • The Agenda from 2016 with Christie Blatchford on Canadian justice
  • The Agenda from 2016 on how sexual assault is dealt with in the Canadian courts.

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