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: January 13, 2021
Last week, I got to hear the hockey heroes of the ’72 series reminisce about their showdown with the Soviets — and what made it so legendary.
Published On: January 11, 2021
I was at the Ontario legislature 32 years ago when demonstrators smashed through the front doors. Thanks to a resourceful Opposition leader, the incident ended without harm.
Published On: January 04, 2021
Politicians at Queen’s Park are called “honourable members” even though some of them aren’t. Here’s the story of one who was.
Published On: December 31, 2020
Why would Premier Doug Ford’s senior-most cabinet minister take a luxury vacation after telling more than 14 million Ontarians not to do that very thing?
Published On: December 17, 2020
No sector has been hit harder than Ontario’s tourism, cultural, and sports industries. Bringing them back to health is going to be a herculean task and could take five years.
Published On: December 02, 2020
A former Ontario finance minister asked me why we need to get more women involved politically. I didn’t have to look far for the answer.
Published On: November 30, 2020
Donald Trump’s defeat suggests that character counts with voters. Progressive Conservatives should take note.
Published On: November 23, 2020
Three Canadian political trailblazers share their thoughts on what it will take to get more women elected.
Published On: November 17, 2020
COVID-19 has cost the Stratford Festival jobs and box-office revenues. But the country’s biggest artistic endeavour is channelling the Bard to find meaning in unprecedented times.
Published On: November 05, 2020
The 2020-21 budget includes a new program designed to help elderly Ontarians — but we’ve been here before
Published On: November 05, 2020
Here’s how the Conservatives could help themselves, help the Greens, and — at the same time — hurt the Liberals.
Published On: October 27, 2020
The party had tough fights for two of its safest seats.  They ultimately triumphed in Toronto, but they may not want to pat themselves on the back
Published On: October 22, 2020
Some Ontario universities managed to do in one weekend what might otherwise have taken a decade to accomplish — going almost entirely virtual.
Published On: October 20, 2020
Borje Salming and Inge Hammarström were called “Chicken Swedes” and worse. But they were pioneers in the NHL — and had a huge impact on English Canada’s hockey mecca
Published On: October 14, 2020
As our neighbour to the south heads toward November 3, experts say we should keep in mind some lessons from 144 years ago
Published On: October 05, 2020
The pandemic will be with us for a while. So I’ve decided I need to start doing some of the things I used to do — as safely as possible.
Published On: September 28, 2020
It was a grand experiment in educational television. And the man who founded it considers it one of his greatest achievements in public life.
Published On: September 21, 2020
Precedent suggests that it can be good to strike while the iron is hot — and also that snap elections can bring governments down. That leaves Canada’s first ministers facing some tricky choices.