Evan Solomon

Evan Solomon was host of CBC News Network's "Power & Politics" and CBC Radio One's "The House" until June, 2015.

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Ottawa shooting: Stroller mom who alerted RCMP to Zehaf-Bibeau threat speaks out

Kristel Peters, the woman with the stroller seen in the RCMP video of the Ottawa shooting, tells CBC News her story for the first time. Some of what she says directly contradicts what was said by RCMP Assistant Commissioner Gilles Michaud about the response to the shooting.
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Ottawa gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was shot 31 times, police report to reveal

Gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was shot 31 times during his chaotic attack on Parliament Hill Oct. 22, and was finally killed by a bullet to the back of his head, according to a much-anticipated report by OPP to be released this week that concludes RCMP actions were justified.
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Timing of Peter MacKay's departure politically damaging

Even senior Conservative ministers, still reeling from an announcement most did not see coming, could not spin this one: losing Justice Minister Peter MacKay leaves a big hole in their party.

Greg Rickford pushes back following B.C. premier's spill response criticism

Under intense criticism from the B.C. premier for what she called the "totally unacceptable" federal response to the toxic spill in Vancouver's English Bay, the government's Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford responded by calling Premier Christy Clark's response "premature."

Paul Martin blasts Conservative economic plan ahead of budget

Dismissing the Conservative economic plan as "an absolute disgrace" and "nonsensical," former Liberal prime minister Paul Martin has leapt into the debate over Finance Minister Joe Oliver's April 21 budget.

Tom Mulcair shuffles senior staff ahead of election

Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has announced sweeping changes to his senior political staff as the party prepares for the next election.
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Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was shot at least once before final deadly encounter

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the man who stormed Parliament Hill on Oct. 22, was shot at least once by guards before the final deadly confrontation with Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, CBC News has learned. The new details suggest security staff reacted quickly and with force when he entered the front doors of Parliament.

Syria could be next target of Canada's CF-18s

Sources tell CBC News that Canada is close to clearing away legal hurdles that stand in the way of a combat mission in Syria. Meanwhile, U.S. Senator John McCain calls the coalition strategy against ISIS 'delusional.'

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, Ottawa shooter, took Parliament tour weeks earlier

The gunman behind the shooting on Parliament Hill that killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo took a tour of the House of Commons and the Senate less than three weeks before he was gunned down outside the parliamentary library.

Kevin Vickers to be honoured by Israeli Knesset

Israeli parliamentarians will honour Canada's sergeant-at-arms, Kevin Vickers, on Wednesday for the actions he took during the shooting last month on Parliament Hill.

Liberal harassment allegations: NDP MPs angry with Trudeau's handling

The two NDP MPs who came forward with allegations against two Liberal MPs are 'angry' at the way Justin Trudeau publicly handled the situation, CBC News has learned.
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Ottawa shooting: The face-to-face encounter that ended the attack on Parliament

CBC News has learned dramatic new details about the final seconds of Wednesday's attack on Parliament Hill - and the crucial role Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers played in ending the threat. Evan Solomon has the story.

RCMP has intervened 28 times against people tied to foreign militant groups

CBC News has learned the RCMP has disrupted or intervened in 28 instances involving people who fall into its high-risk travel category. That includes people who have returned home after joining a government-designated terrorist group abroad or sympathizers who plan on leaving to join the fight.

Paul Calandra apologizes for non-answers as sources pin blame on PMO

Conservative MP Paul Calandra choked back tears as he apologized Friday for his non-answers to NDP Leader Tom Mulcair in the House this week. But CBC News has learned Calandra was put up to the responses by a senior staffer in the Prime Minister's Office.

NATO faces 1st test, as Estonia accuses Russia of abduction

A revitalized NATO already faces its first test of Russian aggression: Russian agents have crossed the border of Estonia and detained a police officer, according to the Estonian government, in an incident Estonia and Canada are both calling a provocation.