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Steve Paikin, Anchor, TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Thu, 30 March 2017, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM EDT
Author of "Bill Davis, Nation Builder, andNot So Bland After All", Steve Paikin will be addressing members and guests on the topic of one of the most important premiers in Canadian history. Bill Davis was the longest-serving premier of Ontario in the twentieth century, having won four elections and carrying on a Tory dynasty in Ontario politics that would last a total of 42 years! He was also an indispensable ally of Pierre Trudeau in the patriation of the Constitution, with its entrenched Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Steve is host of TVO's flagship current affairs program, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, the gold standard for depth of analysis and thoughtful debate in Canadian media. In more than 30 years in the business, Steve has built a sterling reputation as an eminently fair journalist who has moderated federal and Ontario election debates. Earlier in his career, Steve worked at CBC News as an anchor and correspondent, a reporter for the Hamilton Spectator and CHFI radio, as well as radio and television stations in Boston.
He has authored seven books including his latest, Bill Davis: Nation Builder, and Not So Bland After All, has produced several feature-length documentaries, and reported from two different war zones. In October 2013, Steve became an educational ambassador beginning a five-year term as Chancellor of Laurentian University in Sudbury, where he received an Honourary Doctorate of Letters. Steve also has honourary degrees from Victoria University at the University of Toronto, McMaster University in Hamilton, and an honourary diploma from Humber College. In December of 2013, Steve was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for his contributions as a journalist who engages, informs and educates viewers on a broad range of public policy issues, and was invested into the Order of Ontario in 2014.
Steve was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and lives in Toronto.