Political Blind Date

A brand new season premieres January 19. Look for new episodes Tuesdays at 9 p.m.

Each episode of this six-part series brings politicians with different points of view together on a "date" to bring to life opposing perspectives on important Canadian issues.

Episodes

Air Date: February 25, 2020 - 28:01
Conservative MPP Bill Walker and NDP MPP Peter Tabuns examine the government's plans for hydro rates and energy policy in Ontario, debating the merits of retro-fitted energy-efficient homes, community wind turbines, and nuclear power.
Air Date: February 18, 2020 - 28:01
Cambridge Mayor Kathryn McGarry and Conservative MPP Donna Skelly have different views on how to support advanced manufacturing and innovation in Ontario's auto, aerospace and medical sectors. Is it through grants or cutting red tape for businesses?
Air Date: February 11, 2020 - 28:02
Conservative MPP Randy Pettapiece and Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner look at how farmers are transforming their operations with technical innovations, and debate what role government should play in supporting large and small scale farms.
Air Date: February 04, 2020 - 28:01
City Councillors Ana Bailao and Stephen Holyday examine Toronto's housing crisis. From multi-residential and laneway housing to rapid densification, these two politicians hold very different views on how to house the city's exploding population.
Air Date: January 28, 2020 - 28:02
Toronto City Councillors Jim Karygiannis and Anthony Peruzza debate the mass transit needs of Toronto's residents, from the Bloor-Danforth Subway Extension to the Finch West LRT, and the Province's new plan to expand the subway.
Air Date: January 21, 2020 - 28:02
Provincial funding cuts have forced the City of Toronto to make some hard choices about its budget shortfall. Budget Chief Gary Crawford believes in finding efficiencies, but City Councillor Shelley Carroll believes that new revenue tools are needed.