Thursday, October 4, 2007

TVO to re-broadcast the Agenda with Steve Paikin Munk Centre referendum debate over long weekend

To help citizens of Ontario make an informed choice in the MMP vs. FPTP referendum on October 10, TVO will re-broadcast a special edition of The Agenda with Steve Paikin featuring a full-hour, in-depth debate Saturday October 6, 2007, at 6 pm and on Thanksgiving Day, Monday October 8 at 8 pm & 11 pm. The interactive live-audience event was held at the University of Toronto's Munk Centre for International Studies on September 27 and featured an informative and at times passionate discussion with guest experts from both sides of the issue including:

- David Fleet, Director, NO MMP Campaign
- Rick Anderson, Campaign Chair, Vote for MMP
- Marilyn Churley, former NDP MPP
- Dennis Pilon, author, "The Politics of Voting"
- Sheila Copps, former deputy prime minister and a columnist with Sun Media

The Agenda with Steve Paikin Munk Centre special is currently available as a video stream at where viewers can also access more information about the debate's participants, listen to podcasts, have their say in dedicated election themed blogs, or learn more about the Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform.


Anonymous said...

Ya gotta be joking. What an hour of Marilyn Churley getting angry and interrupting and taking away from info and other views.

The show was a LOSER!

Anonymous said...

I agree with anon above. I've decided against MMP - New Zealand are having no end of trouble with it and are showing signs of wanting a referendum to get rid of the MMP system.

We're talking about partisan politics in Canada - at it's worst these days - MMP would mean constant gridlock.

It's a political party's responsibility to convince voters to vote for them - not be given a free pass.

Anonymous said...

THE REALITY IS. Sheila Copps was the most annoying of them all. THE REALITY IS, if she had her way, she would be the only one talking all night, what with her constant interruptions and raising her voice to drown out opposition to her opinion. THE REALITY IS, Sheila thinks her opinion is the right one.
THE REALITY IS, the Ontario Citizens Assembly has selected a specific form of MMP out of an infinite variety of MMP. THE REALITY IS, any MMP is better than First-Past-The-Post.

I want my vote to count. I want my vote to matter. And the only system that does this is MMP.