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: September 11, 2020
Gerry Phillips may not be the most famous former cabinet minister in Ontario history — but you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who has a bad thing to say about him.
Published On: September 08, 2020
Which public monuments we erect or remove should be a matter of reasoned debate — so let’s try to set out some terms.
Published On: September 08, 2020
Now is a good time to build consensus over who merits honouring — and whose legacies should not be celebrated through public monuments.
Published On: August 31, 2020
Protestors want to bring awareness to their calls for social justice. Is destroying a statue of Canada’s first prime minister the best way to do that?
Published On: August 25, 2020
Critics say no — but it’s hard not to wonder whether there’s misogyny at play here.
Published On: August 24, 2020
In normal times, Erin O’Toole’s victory would’ve been the biggest story of the night — but 2020 has been anything but normal.
Published On: August 17, 2020
How many of us do our best work in our mid-seventies? That was only part of what made journalist Richard Gwyn extraordinary.
Published On: August 10, 2020
The premier has defied expectations. But he’s also benefitting from the way pressers work during COVID-19.
Published On: August 01, 2020
Daniel Dodge seemingly had it all: love, money, and his whole life ahead of him. Fate had other plans.
Published On: July 30, 2020
It’s been 35 years since Bill Davis was last in office. But his record still looks pretty darned good.
Published On: July 22, 2020
William Lyon Mackenzie King was our longest-serving prime minister — Oliver Mowat, Ontario’s longest-serving premier. For both, this was a date of significance.
Published On: July 13, 2020
A former premier and national party leader, Bob Rae now heads to New York to take on the same job his father once had.
Published On: July 06, 2020
I made some progress last week in my mission to promote respectful discussion online. Here’s how.
Published On: June 25, 2020
The federal Conservative and Green parties are both trying to pick new standard-bearers. But that’s about all their leadership contests have in common. 
Published On: June 15, 2020
Stuart Smith never did become premier of Ontario, but he paved the way for the Liberals to become a modern, urban political force.
Published On: June 08, 2020
Even when the pandemic is over, will people rush back to concerts, museums, or football games?
Published On: June 05, 2020
Can you imagine Ken Dryden and Bobby Orr as teammates with the Boston Bruins? It almost happened.
Published On: June 05, 2020
He played with some of the greatest Hall of Famers ever — and was pretty darned good himself. Al reminds me of how much I miss baseball.