The West Block

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The West Block
The West Block (TV) logo.png
Presented by Tom Clark (2011-2016)
Vassy Kapelos (2017-2018)
David Akin or Eric Sorensen (2018-present)
Country of origin Canada
Original network Global
Original release October 16, 2011 (2011-10-16) – present
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The West Block is a Canadian news and political affairs television series that debuted on November 6, 2011 on the Global Television Network.[1] The name of the program is taken from the West Block of Parliament Hill.

The series follows a Sunday morning talk show format.[1] The series was hosted by Tom Clark from 2011 until his retirement from journalism in 2016, and then by Vassy Kapelos in 2017 and 2018 until she left the network to become host of CBC News Network's Power & Politics.[2] Since Kapelos left in February 2018, the show has not officially named a new permanent host, but has alternated between network journalists Eric Sorensen and David Akin.

Global Sunday, a previous Sunday public affairs show from Global, aired from 2001 to 2005.


  1. ^ a b "CTV’s Question Period to face competition". Toronto Star, September 9, 2011.
  2. ^ "Vassy Kapelos to host CBC's 'Power and Politics'". Canadian Press, February 15, 2018.

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