Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Rosemary Barton Named as Permanent Host for CBC's 'Power and Politics'

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Rosemary Barton Named as Permanent Host for CBC's 'Power and Politics'

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CBC names Barton host of 'Power and Politics'

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OTTAWA - The CBC has named Rosemary Barton as full-time host of its high-profile "Power and Politics" TV show.

Barton has been interim host of the afternoon program since the broadcaster severed ties with Evan Solomon last summer.

Solomon's departure followed a report that he had been brokering lucrative art deals with people he dealt with through his job.

Solomon said he never intentionally used his position at CBC to promote a private business partnership in which he was involved.

Barton has been a regular contributor and guest host on "Power and Politics" since 2009.

She started her journalism career in her home town of Winnipeg as a researcher for CBC's French news network, RDI, and became a legislative reporter at Quebec's national assembly in 2004. …

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