Is Sudbury Sustainable Episode on TV Ontario’s The Agenda – Stan Sudol

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being invited onto TVO’s flagship current affairs program, The Agenda, hosted by Steve Paikin.

The topic headline was: Is Sudbury Sustainable? Labour strife, shaken confidence and an economic downturn. What does Northern Ontario’s largest city have to do to survive in a global market? The program is archived below.

As the station’s website states, “TVO is Ontario’s public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires, and stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO’s vision is to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media.” The Agenda has been described as a program that “presents in-depth analysis and intelligent debate on issues of concern in the rapidly changing world around us.”

The participants on the four-member panel were:

From Sudbury:

David Robinson is an associate professor of Economics at Laurentian University. He writes for Northern Ontario Business. Read his complete biography at

Carol Mulligan is mining reporter for The Sudbury Star.

From the Toronto TVO Studio:

Sylvie Albert is assistant professor in the faculty of management at Laurentian University.

Stan Sudol is a Toronto-based Communications Consultant – born and raised in Sudbury – and Freelance Columnist for Sudbury-based Northern Life.

In 1976, he worked at Inco’s Clarabell Mill for one year and in 1980 worked underground at Inco’s Frood-Stobie Mine as a summer student. Read his complete biography at Republic of