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: Apr 29,2019
Show up for a natural disaster and get pilloried. Don’t show up and still get pilloried. It’s reality for 21st-century politicians.
Published On: Apr 15,2019
Despite being well-educated, too many liberal-arts grads feel ill-prepared for life after university.  
Published On: Apr 11,2019
Finance Minister Vic Fedeli did something unprecedented with his budget speech. He deserves kudos for it.
Published On: Apr 10,2019
We've seen plenty of ambitious transit announcements in this city before. With this one, the province thinks it's hit pay dirt.  
Published On: Mar 27,2019
Soon, and for the first time ever, the halls of the Ontario legislature will feature a portrait of a female premier.
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.