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Ontario public broadcaster to investigate allegations against prominent host Steve Paikin


TORONTO – Ontario’s public broadcaster says it has launched an investigation into an allegation of sexual harassment against host Steve Paikin.

TVO says Paikin is alleged to have made inappropriate comments to a woman during a lunch in 2010.

The broadcaster says it became aware of the allegation on Saturday, when Paikin notified TVO of an email he received from the woman.

TVO says an independent third party will investigate the allegation.

It says Paikin will stay on as host of its flagship current affairs program, The Agenda, over the course of the investigation.

TVO says that based on current evidence, it doesn’t see any reason to remove Paikin from the role.

Paikin could not immediately be reached for comment. The allegations have not been verified by The Canadian Press.

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