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: April 19, 2021
This past weekend proved you still need the consent of the governed in Canada’s biggest province.
Published On: April 14, 2021
It wasn’t as deadly as Attica, which also happened 50 years ago. But the bloody Ontario prison riot took its share of lives.
Published On: April 01, 2021
The news that a prominent columnist and the premier's director of media relations are an item is raising a lot of questions about the nature of relationships in politics.
Published On: March 24, 2021
It’s not just the size of the numbers that’s unprecedented in the 2021-22 budget — the praise for the Opposition leader may well be a first, too.
Published On: March 19, 2021
It was a catchphrase for Bill Davis, who recaptured a majority government for the Tories — and rarely let the opposition forget it.
Published On: March 15, 2021
Doug Ford accused NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa of vaccine queue-jumping. That was appalling for so many reasons.
Published On: March 10, 2021
“The Minister” raises questions about citizen engagement, mandates, and voter turnout — and I’m hooked.
Published On: March 08, 2021
With its Green New Democratic Deal, the NDP takes direct aim at the party whose name it will not say.
Published On: February 25, 2021
The Toronto journalist broke a lot of the rules about keeping your distance from the story. Jeff was all in, all the time.
Published On: February 22, 2021
She lost her last two attempts to capture Toronto Centre for the Greens. But leader Annamie Paul hopes the third time will be the charm.
Published On: February 17, 2021
More sports lovers should have heard of Herb Carnegie — who could have been hockey’s Jackie Robinson.
Published On: February 11, 2021
Broken voting machines. A blizzard. The PC convention at Maple Leaf Gardens was marred by complications — and, in the end, the overwhelming favourite only barely squeaked through.
Published On: February 09, 2021
Steven Del Duca has the toughest job of any new leader in Liberal history. How do you rebuild a once-proud party in the midst of a global pandemic?
Published On: February 05, 2021
Questions on TikTok? A solo moderator? More head-to-head leaders’ discussion? Here are some of things debate organizers will be mulling before we all head back to the polls.
Published On: February 04, 2021
In the last English-language debate, there were six leaders on stage, oftentimes all yelling at one another. Is there a better way for next time? 
Published On: January 27, 2021
Political experts — and a former lieutenant-governor — explain how Julie Payette’s appointment went wrong and what needs to happen next.
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.