Mississauga MPP and Brampton MPP clash on Political Blind Date

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Published January 16, 2021 at 1:54 am

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Two MPPs — one from Mississauga and one from Brampton — will butt heads and try to put their political differences aside on the newest episode of TVO’s original series Political Blind Date.

The Season 4 premiere, titled “Hallway Medicine,” features Sara Singh, NDP MPP and Deputy Party Leader (Brampton Centre) and Natalia Kusendova, Conservative MPP and emergency room nurse (Mississauga Centre).

As the name implies, the episode will see Singh and Kusendova discuss the challenges of hospital capacity, bed shortages, and health program cuts in a pre- and post-COVID Ontario.

The episode (and season) are set to premiere on Tuesday, January 19 at 9:00 p.m.

Political Blind Date, which has been airing since 2017, has featured a variety of local and big names in Canadian politics including Mississauga mayor Bonnie Crombie, former Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer, Ontario premier Doug Ford, and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.

“This fourth season of Political Blind Date promises to delight and challenge viewers with meaningful discussion and shared experiences that bring to light the issues we all face today,” said John Ferri, VP Current Affairs and Documentaries, TVO.

“During these unprecedented times, there are no easy answers. Solutions can only be found when we pull together as a society to openly debate and explore the best alternatives; and Political Blind Date serves as a catalyst for this to happen.”

Season 4 features six roughly half-hour episodes, and episodes will be available to stream post-broadcast on tvo.org and the TVO YouTube Channel.

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