Steve Paikin


Steve Paikin is the anchor of TVO's flagship current affairs program, The Agenda with Steve Paikin. A native of Hamilton, Ont., Steve received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Toronto (Victoria University, 1981) and his master's degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University.


Steve Paikin's articles

Published On: Mar 19,2019

Ontario voters often get up in arms about MPP pensions. Here’s why their outrage is misplaced.

Published On: Mar 13,2019

Majority governments may seem to have all the power — but the flap over the OPP commissioner appointment demonstrates that they can be convinced to back down.

Published On: Mar 06,2019

Some Liberals in this province are thinking that former MPP Tim Murphy should run for leader. They may be on to something.

Published On: Mar 04,2019

New rules have come into effect governing freedom of speech at post-secondary institutions. This could get ugly — and expensive.

Published On: Feb 19,2019

Richard Nixon was arguably the most brilliant foreign-policy practitioner in U.S. history. He also talked like a mob boss.

Published On: Feb 08,2019

In 1972, Margaret Birch made history as the first woman appointed to the Ontario government’s executive council. Last weekend, I headed down memory lane with her.

Published On: Feb 06,2019

The Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario plays a crucial role in our democracy — and a town hall in Toronto this week offered valuable insights into the role.

Published On: Jan 31,2019

David Smith has been a Liberal operative, a federal minister, and a senator — and he has the stories to prove it.

Published On: Jan 22,2019

Alex Jadad has travelled the world looking for ways to make health care in Ontario better and less expensive. Here’s what he’s discovered.

Published On: Jan 21,2019

America’s best-known investigative reporter came to Mississauga and shared two hours’ worth of observations on a turbulent time in U.S. politics.

Published On: Jan 18,2019

Early 20th-century Brampton turns out to be more fertile ground for literature than you’d think. Steve Paikin spoke to lawyer-turned-author Lynne Golding about her new novel and its unique setting.

Published On: Jan 16,2019

Despite losing the Toronto mayor’s race, the former chief planner secured 180,000 votes. Do they represent a base of support for future runs?

Published On: Jan 11,2019

Months after getting trounced in the provincial election, the Liberals still have some important decisions to make about their future.

Published On: Dec 05,2018

He might not have been an MPP for very long, but Glenn Thibeault had one of the most tumultuous terms ever — and on Tuesday, he was back in the hot seat.

Published On: Nov 30,2018

“This place is sacred,” the province’s longest-serving Speaker, Dave Levac, told an audience last week. “Don’t wreck it.”

Published On: Nov 27,2018

Jim Watson, who won by a landslide in October, has never lost a political race — and he shows no signs of slowing down.

Published On: Nov 26,2018

No one was better than Brian Mulroney at maintaining peace in his caucus. Someone in the premier’s office should be taking notes.

Published On: Nov 22,2018

The mayoral race was Singh’s eighth run at political office — and his eighth loss. But that won’t stop him from trying again.