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Don Martin to host political show Power Play

Newspaper columnist Don Martin has been named the new host of CTV News Channel's political show Power Play.

Newspaper columnist Don Martin has been named the new host of CTV News Channel's political show Power Play.

Martin is a columnist on Parliament Hill in Ottawa for the National Post and Calgary Herald newspapers.

He takes over from veteran host and reporter Tom Clark, who left CTV in September after almost four decades with the network. Clark was a veteran journalist who left the cable channel abruptly this summer after he was passed over to replace Lloyd Robertson as top network news anchor at CTV.

Martin sat in as interim host of Power Play for one week at the end of September, one of several interim hosts since Clark's departure.

CTV says Martin is expected to start full-time in mid-December.

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