Power & Politics

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Power & Politics
CBC Power & Politics title card 2016.jpg
Directed by Gerry Buffett
Presented by Rosemary Barton
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Location(s) CBC Ottawa Broadcast Centre, Ottawa
Running time 120 minutes
5–7 p.m. ET
Original network CBC News Network
Picture format HDTV 1080i
480i (SDTV)
Original release October 26, 2009 – present
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Power & Politics is a Canadian television news program focused on national politics, which airs live daily on CBC News Network from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays[1] and as a syndicated podcast.[2] The program is hosted by Rosemary Barton and normally originates from the CBC's Ottawa studios.

The program launched on October 26, 2009 as a replacement for the long-running CBC News: Politics, which had ended its run the preceding May with the retirement of host Don Newman. The new program was initially hosted by CBC journalist Evan Solomon. In September 2011, Barton was added as host of the program's Friday edition after Solomon was also named host of CBC Radio One's The House. Barton also served as substitute host on other days if Solomon was unavailable, and other CBC political journalists occasionally filled in as well.

After Solomon's dismissal from the CBC on June 9, 2015,[3] Barton served as the interim host of the show, with Terry Milewski as a back-up.[4] On January 5, 2016, the CBC officially named Barton as the permanent host of the show.[5]

Logo of Power & Politics in use from 2009 to 2016