Gary Anandasangaree, Liberal MP, Scarborough-Rouge Park, Toronto, (a Sri Lankan-born ethnic Tamil refugee), will be on the documentary series Political Blind Date this Thursday March 14 at 9 pm on TVO and tvo.org.
Political Blind Date, is a six-part series connects politicians with different points-of-view to go on a “date” to bring to life different perspectives on important Canadian issues. Mr. Anandasangaree will be on with Jenny Kwan, NDP MP, Vancouver East, British Columbia, exploring whether Canada is doing enough to help newcomers.
Political Blind Date, the TVO Original documentary series that was the talk of Canada’s political world last year, returns for a fresh second season February 14 at 9 pm ET on TVO and tvo.org/politicalblinddate. Produced in association with Open Door Co. and Nomad Films, the six-part series brings politicians with different points-of-view together on a “date” to bring to life different perspectives on important Canadian issues that affect Ontarians.
Each weekly half-hour installment of the series explores a different issue by first inviting two politicians to plan a platonic date for one another. Each person introduces the other to interesting situations that best illustrate a point of view on the issue. Both elected officials quickly move beyond the headlines and encourage each other to find common ground.
“The first season of Political Blind Date resonated with both audiences and critics because it created a unique opportunity for politicians to debate ideas and issues that matter to people in this province and country,” says John Ferri, Vice-President of Current Affairs and Documentaries at TVO. “The second season is equally energizing. No sound bites, no partisan bickering, just real people having honest, candid conversations.”
The second season of Political Blind Date features politicians from across Canada who explore issues that may play key roles in this year’s federal election: