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Political Leaders

Steve Paikin

Steve Paikin interviewed on Professionally Speaking TV

Host of TVO's 'The Agenda'

“Every night is different, every week is the same” says Steve Paikin, Host of TVO’s The Agenda, as he discusses his career and role in the media. With a 30-year history in journalism, he recounts his various television reporting and hosting experiences up to his current role at The Agenda. Now in its fifth season, we learn how the stories are chosen, and where they get their ideas. Recalling his observations and experience from the G20, Steve Paikin shares his thoughts on the rise of Social Media and citizen journalism, and the impact it’s had on the media.


Nuzhat Jafri

Perspectives, Requirements, Actions

Executive Director of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, Nuzhat Jafri, joins us in the PSTV studios to discuss regulated professions, fair licensing, and how it connects to other issues across Ontario.


Barbara Hall

Barbara Hall interviewed by Randall Craig on Professionally Speaking TV

Diversity, Acceptance, Rights

Tracing the circuitous route to her present position, Barbara Hall, Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human rights Commission, fondly recalls her role of Mayor of Toronto. Talking duties, development, and mistaken identities, she describes a day in the life of an elected official. Her current role at the Ontario Human Rights Commission steers the conversation towards issues of discrimination and the roles of both the Tribunal and the Commission. Sharing real examples Barbara Hall discusses the variety of issues brought to them as well as the ones they seek out, and how these issues are addressed.


David Agnew

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Innovative, Competitive, Collaborative

With 100,000 students and 10 campuses across the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca College is a major player in the arena of post secondary education. David Agnew, President of Seneca College, discusses the evolution of college and how the face of higher education is changing. Helping navigate the various degrees, certificates, and diplomas being offered by today’s educational institutions, he reviews the competitive landscape,– and how Seneca is playing a leading role.


Alan Borovoy

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Social Action, Social Change, Social Justice

Looking back on Alan Borovoy’s long and distinguished career, from law school to social action, he recalls his contributions to social improvement and the struggles along the way. Landmark stories ranging from the First Nations in Kenora, to the FLQ and War Measures Act, to the Earnst Zündel trial, help define his career of over 40 years.


James Pasternak

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Toronto City Council

School Board Trustee and Toronto City Councilor, James Pasternak tells us what’s wrong with Toronto. He talks about how he entered the world of politics, and what it’s all about. Pivotal in the launch of the Afrocentric School in Toronto, James Pasternak discusses the goals of the initiative and how it came to be. He shares his opinions on the TTC and MetroCity, Toronto crime rates, political stereotypes, and new Canadians in the city and in our schools.


The Honourable Elinor Caplan

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Former Cabinet Minister

And all because of a crosswalk. The Honorable Elinor Caplan, CEO of Canada Strategies Inc. and former cabinet minister, tells of her humble beginnings in politics that spanned three levels of government and several administrations. She candidly discusses her life in public service, and the lessons in her political climb. Discussing the relationships between governments, Elinor Caplan touches on e-Health, organized medicine, and how her thoughts on healthcare are still applicable toady. She expounds on her experience with various leaders, and the dramatics that interest us in Canadian politics.