Thank you all, each and every one of you, for being here today.

We don't often take the time to celebrate that which is truly Ontarian. and TVO, part of our extended family through Queen's Park, is a source of great pride and we're grateful for the work that you do here on behalf of all of us, and in particular, the work that you do to better help us understand who we are as Ontarians.

I would especially like to thank my friend, Premier Bill Davis, a man who continues to inspire me and so many others as we carry out our responsibilities on behalf of Ontarians.

We truly would not be here today without Premiere Davis, launching an exciting new era in educational broadcasting in Ontario, because without your work Sir, as Ontario's Minister of Education and later as Premiere, there would be no such thing as educational broadcasting in Ontario.

There's no question the lives of Ontario children and families are richer because of TVO.

Today, the world of broadcasting and communication is undergoing unprecedented change.

The technology that surrounds us in this new digital studio was unimaginable when TVO first began broadcasting in 1970, but the philosophy behind TVO remains unchanged.

Premier, it was almost 40 years ago that you first saw the potential of television as a means to connect, inspire, engage and elevate. You understood only too well that it could help us better understand who we are as citizens, as children and parents and as Ontarians.

So, it is entirely appropriate than that this new studio carries the name of the Ontario Premier so well remembered for his commitment to education, Premier William G. Davis.

Congratulations Premier and thank you. Thank you for all that you have done for Ontario, the greatest province in the best country in the world.

Thank you.

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