Evan Solomon Hosts Canada’s Most-Watched Political Program as CTV News’ QUESTION PERIOD Returns this Sunday, September 10

— September 6, 2017

– Bell Media Radio’s National Affairs Specialist and seasoned political journalist Solomon leads CTV News’ weekly flagship national political affairs program –
– QUESTION PERIOD upholds its position as Canada’s most-watched political program –

OTTAWA (September 6, 2017) – Hosted by Evan Solomon, Canada’s most-watched political program QUESTION PERIOD returns for its 47th season this Sunday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. ET on CTV, CTV News Channel, and the CTV GO and CTV News GO apps.

Canada’s go-to destination for political debate, analysis, and breaking news, QUESTION PERIOD sets the national agenda for the upcoming week. Well versed on the intricacies of Canada’s political scene and its players, Solomon asks the tough questions and gets the answers Canadians need to hear from top decision makers. He also leads the discerning analysis and debate on the latest stories from Parliament Hill for which QUESTION PERIOD is renowned.

“A Canadian institution, QUESTION PERIOD continues its decades-long tradition of setting the standard for excellence in political reporting in this country,” said Solomon. “At this critical time in global politics, each Sunday morning we will break down for viewers the most significant political issues emerging across the country.”

“Approaching five decades of delivering expert political coverage, Canadians turn to QUESTION PERIOD as their trusted source for issues resonating in Ottawa and across the country,” said Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News. “With an accomplished journalist at the helm in Evan, QUESTION PERIOD continues to explore the inner workings of Canadian politics, and explain the ways they affect us all.”

In addition to featuring the most topical political news stories, QUESTION PERIOD welcomes the country’s top newsmakers, press gallery members, and a range of new faces to join Canada’s most popular political panel, “The Scrum.” QUESTION PERIOD also incorporates viral moments from the social media sphere, expanding the narrative to include the ever-evolving online news cycle.

Canada’s top-rated political program, QUESTION PERIOD is the #1 choice among total viewers, reaching an average audience of 654,000 Canadians per episode. In addition, QUESTION PERIOD saw year-over-year audience growth last season with an increase of 4% among viewers aged 25-54.

Premiering Sundays at 11 a.m. ET on CTV and CTV News Channel, encore presentations of QUESTION PERIOD also air Sundays at 5 p.m. ET on CTV News Channel, CTVNews.ca/QP, the CTV News GO App, via podcast, and Sundays at noon ET on CTV Two (visit CTVNews.ca/QP for detailed listings). A radio broadcast of QUESTION PERIOD airs Sundays at 6 p.m. ET in Québec on CJAD 800.

Alongside his QUESTION PERIOD hosting duties, Solomon is the National Affairs Specialist for Bell Media Radio’s news/talk stations. The two-time Gemini Award winner and best-selling author has covered federal and provincial politics, news, and current events for more than 15 years. Solomon is the host of Bell Media Radio’s newly launched national talk radio program THE EVAN SOLOMON SHOW, as well as the host and executive producer of 580 CFRA’s daily program OTTAWA NOW.

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, W5, POWER PLAY, and QUESTION PERIOD. Flagship news sites include CTVNews.ca, as well as CP24.com and BNN.ca, and are complemented by CTV News GO, CP24 GO, and BNN GO apps, and text-over-video product, ON THE GO, 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.

About CTV
CTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 16 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.


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