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CTV News’ Robert Fife Leads the 43rd Season of QUESTION PERIOD, Sept. 8

– Canada’s longest-running political television program returns to air, this time with top Parliament Hill journalist and CTV Ottawa Bureau Chief as the new host –

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TORONTO (August 30, 2013) – CTV’s QUESTION PERIOD launches its 43rd season with new host Robert Fife at the helm, beginning Sunday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. ET. One of the country’s foremost political reporters, Fife will discuss the Canadian political agenda for the upcoming week with his unique insider knowledge and analysis. Fife’s imprint on political reporting is deepened with his expanded role, adding a weekly exclamation point to his many duties that include reporting for CTV NATIONAL NEWS, his role as Ottawa Bureau Chief, and as Executive Producer for CTV’s daily political show, POWER PLAY WITH DON MARTIN.

With 35 years covering national politics, Fife is ideal to lead Canada’s longest-running political program. He has a longstanding track record of breaking some of Canada’s biggest political stories, including the recent Senate expense scandal. Audiences will receive the best view of Parliament Hill and its inner workings through Fife’s distinctive lens, as well as through the country’s most popular political panel, “The Scrum”, featuring press gallery members who have a deep insight into the happenings in Canadian politics. 

“Robert is one of Canada’s most respected and trustworthy journalists on Parliament Hill,” said Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News. “With his razor sharp storytelling and penetrating insight, QUESTION PERIOD is poised to cast an unwavering, inquisitive eye on Canadian politics, ultimately delivering one of our best seasons yet.”

“My role at CTV News’ QUESTION PERIOD has moved from behind-the-scenes to in front of the camera, but my dedication to deliver the best in political journalism remains the same,” said Fife. “I promise to continue delivering the answers for taxpaying Canadians who don’t have access to the halls of Parliament.”

In addition to Sundays at 11a.m. ET on CTV and CTV News Channel, encore presentations of QUESTION PERIOD air Sundays at 5 p.m. ET on CTV News Channel,, the CTV Mobile channel on Bell Mobile TV, via podcast, and on CTV Two at various times across the country (visit for detailed listings).



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