TVO Today Live, Sponsored by the Wilson Foundation

TVO Today Live

TVO Today Live is an event series that convenes important discussions on the future of democracy. Guests include politicians, journalists and prominent public figures. This initiative is made possible through the support of The Wilson Foundation, whose mission is to strengthen and enrich Canada in education leadership, community, history and heritage, and public service.


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January 26, 2023

Isabel Bader Theatre
Toronto, Ontario

"Truth and Trump: An evening with Bob Woodward"


The disruptive impacts of Donald Trump’s presidency continue to wreak havoc in America and influence politics abroad. Two years after losing the presidency, is his influence behind him or is his MAGA movement still a force to be reckoned with? Legendary journalist Bob Woodward joined Steve Paikin (The Agenda) for an engaging conversation that touched upon these topics and more.  


November 17, 2022
Isabel Bader Theatre
Toronto, Ontario

Can democracy survive the collapse of media?


How is the weakening of traditional media outlets affecting democracy. A discussion moderated by The Agenda's Steve Paikin. Featured guests include: Jordan Bitove, publisher, Toronto Star and co-owner of Torstar; Farah Nasser, anchor, Global News; Paul Rivett, former CEO and co-owner of Torstar; Jay Rosen, associate professor of Journalism at New York University, author of the blog Press Think; The Honourable Pamela Wallin, Senator, former broadcast journalist and diplomat.


October 30, 2022
Art Windsor-Essex
Windsor, Ontario

Are our politics getting toxic?


Recorded near the Ambassador Bridge, the site of a divisive week-long truckers’ convoy that brought cross-border activity to a complete standstill early in 2022, our panel examined that protest, the discontent that led to it and asked a bigger question that is plaguing our two nations: Are our politics getting toxic? Panelists include Drew Dilkens, mayor of Windsor; Stephanie Chang, Michigan State Senator; Bruce Heyman, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada; Tasha Kheiriddin, political commentator, consultant and author; Naheed Nenshi, former Calgary mayor; The Hon. Michelle Rempel Garner, Conservative Party of Canada MP, Calgary Nose Hill. Moderated by Steve Paikin (The Agenda).


June 8, 2022
MaRS Discovery District
Toronto, Ontario

What's the state of democracy in Ontario?


On the inaugural episode of TVO Today Live, Steve Paikin is joined by five former premiers - David Peterson, Bob Rae, Ernie Eves, Dalton McGuinty, and Kathleen Wynne - for a conversation exploring the health of democracy across the province.