Robert Fife

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For the British actor, see Robert Fyfe.

Robert Fife is a Canadian journalist and author, who has been the CTV News Ottawa bureau chief since February 2005. Fife is host of CTV's Question Period that airs on Sundays and the executive producer of CTV's daily political show, Power Play with Don Martin. He is a native of Chapleau, Ontario. Fife has been covering national politics since 1978. He began his career in the parliamentary bureau of NewsRadio and moved to United Press International of Canada in 1983. Fife worked as a senior political correspondent for The Canadian Press from 1984-1987. He spent a decade as the Ottawa Bureau Chief for Sun Media where he also wrote a regular column. In 1998, Fife joined the National Post as its Ottawa Bureau Chief. In 2002, he became the Bureau Chief for both the National Post and CanWest News Services. He has won the Edward Dunlop Award for Spot News and two National Newspaper Citation of Merit for political reporting.

Fife has also authored Kim Campbell: The Making of a Politician (1993) and A Capital Scandal: Politics, Patronage and Payoff - Why Parliament Must Be Reformed (with John Warren, 1991).


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