CTV Newsnet

With a fresh look at politics, politicians and plays for power, CTV Newsnet announced today that its interim daily political program ON THE HILL will officially re-launch this coming Monday, February 2 at 5 p.m. as POWER PLAY WITH TOM CLARK. This new program will be the political show of record for Canadians, complete with a new look and fresh new take on political reporting. Every day from Monday to Friday, Clark will cut through the rhetoric and highlight the people and players that dominate the political scene in Canada. Online, at CTV.ca/powerplay, Tom Clark expands on the issues of the day in his daily note, while viewers can catch episodes they’ve missed on the CTV Video Player.

“Working on POWER PLAY is a fantastic new adventure for me,” said Tom Clark. “The political scene in Ottawa is such a fascinating and dramatic place and this new show will illustrate just how exciting it is on Parliament Hill.”

In addition to delivering the breaking news from Parliament Hill that political junkies have come to expect from CTV Newsnet, POWER PLAY WITH TOM CLARK has added numerous new segments including “Hill to Hill.” This new feature expands on Clark’s recent experience as CTV’s Washington Bureau Chief with an in-depth look at Canada-U.S. relations. Currently no other television show in Canada provides regular in-depth coverage of this critical issue.

Want to know what MPs are really doing in Ottawa? In a new addition called “Private Members”, Clark highlights MPs from across the country, including their accomplishments, the many but largely ignored private members bills, fascinating personal stories and those MPs who make contributions to their communities that largely go unnoticed.

In “Coast to Coast to Coast”, Clark focuses on political voices from across the country with a look at what has people talking outside of Ottawa. “Ottawa Confidential” examines the fun side of Ottawa including the parties, the gossip and the social circles most people know nothing about. “Your Tax Dollars at Work” looks at the more absurd ways in which taxes are spent. Finally, “Say Whaaa..?” showcases some of the weird and bizarre utterings from our public officials.

CTV is rolling out the red carpet for the Toronto International Film Festival, giving Canadians unprecedented coverage of everything TIFF-related. From the must-see films and the hottest red carpets to the hippest parties and the latest gossip, CTV is Canada’s #1 choice for extensive, exclusive TIFF coverage.


eTalk is back to cover TIFF unlike any other television outlet.

eTalk will also welcome celebrity guests to its street-front studios in the heart of the entertainment district every single day of the festival, allowing fans to get up close and personal with the biggest stars.

Kicking off eTalk’s coverage is the eTalk Festival Party on Friday, September 5 as the entertainment world descends on CTV’s historic Queen Street headquarters to celebrate Canadian and international film and filmmakers with a street party. Featuring a headline performance by hip-hop mogul Diddy, the eTalk Festival Party airs live across Canada on Star! on Friday, Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. ET, later that night on CTV at 1 a.m. ET, and the next day on CTV (Saturday, Sept. 6) at 7 p.m. in all markets.

Additional TIFF coverage can be found on Star!, Bravo!, MuchMusic, MuchMoreMusic, MTV, Canada AM, CTV News, CTV Newsnet, CP24 and CHUM Radio throughout the festival.