CTV News Delivers the Most Comprehensive Multi-Platform Coverage of 2014 Ontario General Election

— June 10, 2014

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TORONTO (June 10, 2014) – As Ontario prepares to head to the polls on Thursday, June 12, CTV News today unveiled plans to provide broad and encompassing coverage of Ontario’s 41st Provincial General Election. Canada’s most trusted news source delivers unparalleled, multi-platform coverage designed to keep Ontario voters and Canadians across the country completely informed throughout Election Day with live, in-depth coverage and analysis leading up to, during, and following the official announcement of a declared winner.

CTV’s flagship Toronto newscast, CTV News Toronto, is Ontario Election 2014 headquarters, covering every angle of the election. CTV ELECTION SPECIAL 2014 starts at 9 p.m., slated to simulcast on CTV News GO apps, CTVNews.ca, CTV local stations CTV Kitchener, CTV Northern Ontario, CTV Ottawa, as well as CTV News’ 24-hour national network, CTV News Channel. CTV Barrie and CTV Windsor will also offer their own election specials exclusively online at CTV Barrie and CTV Windsor. Live election results will also be available at CTVNews.ca.

Starting at 8 p.m., Toronto viewers can also turn to CP24’s YOUR VOTE 2014, also simulcasting on CP24 GO apps and CP24.com, featuring live results and speeches, an alternative, second screen “Backstage Pass” event on CP24.com, and an in-studio election party with Toronto’s top newsmakers. Live election results will also be available on CP24.com.

Additionally, kicking off at 9 p.m., NEWSTALK 1010 is set to broadcast live results and speeches throughout the evening, expert analysis from several key former politicians, and immediate reaction from voters and the station’s hosts and commentators.

Ontario’s 41st Provincial General Election on Thursday, June 12 coverage features:

CTV News – Thursday, June 12 at 9 p.m.

CTV Toronto News, Toronto’s undisputed evening news ratings leader* delivers CTV ELECTION SPECIAL 2014, anchored by Ken Shaw and Michelle Dubé, providing viewers with live election coverage and ongoing, in-depth analysis from the time the polls close until a winner is announced and the leaders have spoken. Featuring robust live election coverage with remotes from leaders’ headquarters, social media analysis, and in-studio interviews with political insiders, viewers will also hear from an in-studio audience of stakeholders hosted by CTV News’ Zuraidah Alman. Also in studio to examine and discuss election results as they unfold is John Wright, Senior Vice-President of Ipsos Public Affairs. Hosted by CTV News’ Ashley Rowe, Wright delivers up-to-the-minute analysis of polling numbers.  

Online, CTV News Toronto’s CTV ELECTION SPECIAL 2014, will be streamed at CTVNews.ca and on CTV News GO apps. CTV ELECTION SPECIAL 2014 will also air in local markets, including CTV Kitchener, CTV Northern Ontario, and CTV Ottawa, with special updates on local election results and breaking news throughout the broadcast provided by local anchors from their respective stations. National audiences across the country can tune in to CTV News Channel, which will also simulcast CTV ELECTION SPECIAL 2014.

CTVNews.ca delivers a companion destination for province-wide election results, available in real-time on all of its digital properties in Ontario, which include: CTV News Barrie, CTV News Kitchener, CTV News London, CTV News Windsor, CTV News Northern Ontario, CTV News Ottawa, and CTV News Toronto’s local pages. In addition to the live stream of CTV Toronto’s province-wide election special, CTV Barrie and CTV Windsor will each be airing exclusive digital specials.

CP24 – Thursday, June 12 at 8 p.m.

Kicking off at 8 p.m. on CP24 and CP24 GO, YOUR VOTE 2014 anchored by Stephen LeDrew and Ann Rohmer features panel discussions with notable political guests including Howard Hampton, former leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party; Former Liberal Deputy Premier George Smitherman; Former Ontario Progressive Conservative Cabinet Minister Frank Klees on one panel, and Toronto Councillors Doug Ford (Ward 2), Jaye Robinson (Ward 25) and Pam McConnell (Ward 28) on another. Special guests Robin Sears, Public Affairs Consultant for Earnscliffe Strategy Group, and Sean Simpson, Vice President, Ipsos, offer expert insight and analysis of the trends developing across the province with a focus on GTA results.

CP24 reporters are fanned out across leaders’ headquarters to deliver live reports, and also stationed at ridings around the GTA and kitchen parties with partisan groups to bring viewers the latest updates. YOUR VOTE 2014 is slated to carry live coverage of leaders’ speeches after the results are in. In addition, CTV News Channel’s Kevin Newman provides a “second screen” experience to CP24 viewers, as he hosts “Backstage Pass” on CP24.com, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the election online. Also online, viewers can check in to CP24.com to watch a live stream of YOUR VOTE 2014 and stay abreast of live election results. Plus, CP24’s Farah Nasser hosts an in-studio election party for Toronto’s newsmakers as they watch the results and share their concerns about Ontario and hopes for the next government.

NEWSTALK 1010 – Thursday, June 12 at 9 p.m.

Providing non-stop coverage leading up to the 2014 Ontario General Election, NEWSTALK 1010 election night coverage slips into high gear after the polls close. NEWSTALK 1010 hosts and commentators including John Moore, Jerry Agar, Jim Richards, Ryan Doyle, Christie Blatchford, Mark Towhey, and Scott Reid are on hand to offer reaction, insight and analysis as the night unfolds. Former Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP, Peter Shurman, and Michael Bryant, former Liberal Attorney General, will be in studio to offer insider analysis. NEWSTALK 1010 will have reporters located at all of the leaders’ campaign party headquarters throughout election night, and will broadcast the victory and defeat speeches from all leaders. NEWSTALK 1010 also provides its unique, customary live forum, offering voters a venue to call-in with their thoughts and reaction to the evening’s election.


































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.

*Source: BBM Canada, Fall 2013

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For more information, please contact:

Julie MacFarlane, Bell Media, 416.384.4623 or julie.macfarlane@bellmedia.ca

Patricia Garcia, Bell Media, 416.384.2645 or patricia.garcia@bellmedia.ca