Steve Paikin is anchor of The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVOâ€™s flagship current affairs program since 2006. He has written four previous books on politics, including Paikin and the Premiers. Paikin has spent more than 30 years in journalism, 20 of them at Ontarioâ€™s provincial broadcaster. He lives in Toronto.
Paikin and the Premiers
A unique perspective on Ontarioâ€™s most powerful political leaders.
Ontarioâ€™s fortunes and fates increasingly rest in the hands of the provinceâ€™s premier. Critics say the role of premier concentrates too much power in one person, but at least that points to the one person Ontarians, and others beyond the provinceâ€™s borders, ought to know all about.
Few people know the modern-era premiers of Canadaâ€™s most populous province the way Steve Paikin does. He has covered Queenâ€™s Park politics, discussed provincial issues from all perspectives with his TVO guests, and has interviewed the premiers one-on-one.
Paikin and the Premiers offers a rare, uniform perspective on John Robarts, Bill Davis, Frank Miller, David Peterson, Bob Rae, Mike Harris, Ernie Eves, Dalton McGuinty, and Kathleen Wynne â€“ from the vantage point of one of Canadaâ€™s most astute and respected journalists.
the bookâ€¦should be required reading for anyone interested in this provinceâ€™s modern political history.