CTV News Delivers Encompassing Multi-Platform Coverage of and local TV properties, radio, online, and mobile–

— April 3, 2014

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TORONTO (April 3, 2014) – As Québec prepares to head to the polls on Monday, April 7, CTV News today unveiled plans to provide unparalleled national election coverage from Canada’s most-trusted news source. Throughout the day, Canadians in Québec and in every corner of the country can turn to CTV News for non-stop, multi-platform coverage, from when Québec voters hit the polls until the final ballots are counted and a winner is announced.

CTV’s flagship newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, takes the show on the road to Québec, closing out the evening with the most insightful and balanced perspective on the final election results. CTV News Montréal and Montréal’s News Talk Radio, CJAD 800, corner every angle on election night with live election coverage and in-depth commentary and analysis of all the key issues. In addition, viewers looking for further analysis and insightful perspective on this pivotal election can turn to CTV News GO, CTV News Channel, BNN, CANADA AM, and a range of robust online offerings, as all are poised to deliver expert, in-depth coverage. CTV News’ election team – experienced journalists, political analysts and statisticians– enables CTV News to provide powerful, real-time reporting, context and a deeper understanding of the final election result.

CTV News’ Québec Election coverage features:

CTV News Montréal – Monday, April 7 at 8 p.m.

Starting at 8 p.m., CTV News Montréal delivers ELECTION 2014, anchored by Mutsumi Takahashi and Paul Karwatsky, providing Montréal viewers with commercial free, live election coverage and ongoing, in-depth analysis from the time the polls close until a winner is announced and teh leaders have spoken. CTV News Montréal’s respected team of reporters is fanned out across Québec from the leaders’ headquarters and other key locations, providing up-to-the-minute insight and reaction throughout the evening. Also in studio to examine and discuss election results as they unfold is pollster Sébastien Dallaire, Research Director in Public Affairs at Léger Marketing; along with political analyst Antonia Maioni.

ELECTION 2014 also features a specially-assembled panel discussion hosted by CTV News Montréal Executive Producer Barry Wilson alongside former Bloc Québecois leader Gilles Duceppe, Westmount Mayor Peter Trent, and Just for Laughs President Andy Nulman. CTV Montréal’s Aphrodite Salas monitors social media throughout the evening, featuring live Twitter updates and viewer tweets throughout the special. Online,ELECTION 2014 will stream live on Montreal.ctvnews.ca and simulcast on CTV News Channel.

News Talk Radio, CJAD 800 – Monday April 7 at 8 p.m.

CJAD 800 delivers wall-to-wall, commercial-free coverage of the 2014 Québec General Election, with the most in-depth and insightful reporting available on radio. ELECTION NIGHT kicks off at 8 p.m. Hosts Aaron Rand and Tommy Schnurmacher will be joined by a panel of experts and a team of CJAD 800 reporters. Listeners will also hear interviews with winning and losing candidates and key speeches will be broadcast live. In addition, CJAD.comwill provide comprehensive election coverage with a live blog, stories, and complete results.

On Tuesday April 8, CJAD 800 delivers the most-comprehensive morning-after election coverage and reaction on THE ANDREW CARTER MORNING SHOW and TOMMY SCHNURMACHER SHOW, including reports, interviews, highlights from speeches, and analysis from Québec's Top Political Insider, Jean Lapierre.


In addition to simulcasting CTV News Montréal’s ELECTION 2014, CTV News Channel anchor Todd van der Heyden will be on the ground in Montréal, providing live updates on the election as it unfolds to CTV’s national, 24-hour news station.


Lisa LaFlamme anchors Canada’s #1 newscast from Québec, closing out the night with a national perspective on the 2014 Québec Election. Broadcasting from CTV Montréal, the newscast will cover all the elements of this key election, taking viewers inside party headquarters across Québec and all the highlights of the election as it unfolds. Montréal Bureau Chief Genevieve Beauchemin and CTV Montreal reporter Vanessa Lee deliver live, breaking reports and reaction in Québec, along with Peter Akman who is also on the ground. Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife rounds out the election coverage team with the view from the nation’s capital throughout the evening.


On Tuesday, April 8 from 6 – 9 a.m. ET, CANADA AM host Beverly Thomson is in Québec providing Canadians across the country a first glimpse at the results the morning after the 2014 Québec election. CANADA AM provides local reaction to how voters across Québec cast their votes, and the impact the final decision will have on the future of the province and rest of Canada.

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Online, CTVNews.ca will live stream CTV News Montréal’s ELECTION 2014. As soon as the polls close, CTVNews.ca will also go live with online election results. Visitors to CTVNews.ca and www.Montréal.ctvnews.ca can check overall Québec election results and drill into their local ridings to check on those races.


The day after the Québec election, Business News Network (BNN) serves up reaction from corporate Canada to the election results, along with analysis on potential impact to the economy.















BNN – Business News Network

About CTV News

CTV News is Canada’s most-watched news organization both locally and nationally, and has a network of national, international, and local news operations. CTV News operations include CTV NEWS CHANNEL, BNN –Business News Network, CP24, and information programming, including CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH SANDIE RINALDO, CANADA AM, W5, POWER PLAY, and QUESTION PERIOD. Flagship news sites include CTVNEWS.ca, as well as CP24.com and BNN.ca, and are complemented by the all-new CTV News GO and CP24 GO apps, which provide a direct connection to Canada’s most trusted news anytime and anywhere.  With a perspective that is distinctly Canadian, CTV News brings Canadians the international and domestic news stories of the day and is the #1 news organization in Canada.


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For more information, contact:

Patricia Garcia, CTV News, 416.384.2645 or patricia.garcia@bellmedia.ca 
Julie MacFarlane, CTV News, 416.384.4623 or julie.macfarlane@bellmedia.ca