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As ratings continue to drop, MPs, former journos still split on CBC The National’s four-host format

By Mike Lapointe      

Conservative MP Peter Kent calls the four-host configuration 'a messy format,' while NDP MP Peter Julian says the four hosts have been effective in 'putting forward often very courageous positions.'

The National’s four hosts Ian Hanomansing, Andrew Chang, Adrienne Arsenault, and Rosemary Barton lead the program from Vancouver, Toronto, and Ottawa. Photograph courtesy of the CBC

Nearly two years following the CBC’s revamp of its flagship nightly newscast, politicians and former CBC journalists remain divided on the program’s success, with one MP saying he remains a loyal viewer in spite of the changes, not because of them.

Mike Lapointe

Mike Lapointe joined the The Hill Times in June 2019 and covers the federal public service, deputy ministers, the Privy Council Office, public service unions, the Phoenix pay system, the machinery of government, and the Parliament Hill media.
- mlapointe@hilltimes.com


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