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Evan Solomon to host CTV Question Period

Evan Solomon will soon be the new host of CTV's Sunday morning political affairs program Question Period.

Former CBC Power & Politics host to replace Globe and Mail Ottawa bureau chief Robert Fife on show

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Evan Solomon will soon be the new host of CTV's Sunday morning political affairs program Question Period.

CTV News says the political journalist will take on the role at the beginning of the program's 46th season in September.

He'll replace the Globe and Mail's Ottawa bureau chief Robert Fife, who will step down as host following the final broadcast of the current season on July 3.

CTV says Fife will continue to appear on Question Period.

Currently, Solomon is the national affairs specialist for Bell Media Radio's news/talk stations, and host and executive producer of 580 News Talk Radio's program Ottawa Now.

Solomon was formerly with the CBC, which cut ties with him last summer.

His dismissal came after the Toronto Star alleged he took advantage of his position to broker lucrative art deals between a friend and wealthy interview subjects. Solomon denied any wrongdoing.

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