Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Journalists in English langauge debate all female!

The English language election debate is set for October 7, the French for October 10.
The English language moderators are all female -- a first in debate history. They are:
Rosemary Barton, CBC News; Susan Delacourt, Toronto Star; Dawna Friesen, Global News; Lisa LaFlamme, CTV News and Althia Raj, HuffPost Canada Each moderator will guide a different part of the debate.

For the French debate, the moderator will be Patrice Roy from Radio-Canada, with the participation of:Hélène Buzzetti, Le Devoir; Patricia Cloutier, Le Soleil; François Cardinal, La Presse and Alec Castonguay, L'actualité

There is still a debate under way whether Maxime Bernier will be added to the Liberal, PC, NDP and Green party leaders.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Kevin Newman steps down as host of W5; will run podcast

CTV News announced today that Kevin Newman will be stepping down as Host and Correspondent of W5 when the award-winning investigative series returns to CTV for an unprecedented 54th season on Sept. 21.

“I feel genuinely fortunate to have done some of the most meaningful work of my career at W5,” said Newman. “After four decades of reporting, it’s time to make room for the next generation, and I am grateful to be contributing to CTV News in new ways.”

Newman’s decision to take a step back from helming W5 allows him time to focus on other projects, including a new podcast series for CTV News and iHeartRadio. With complete details to be announced soon, this new podcast project will be released in the lead-up to and throughout the Canadian federal election and will focus on issues related to technology and democracy.

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