CTV News Delivers Live Toronto Municipal Election Special on CTV, with Comprehensive Day-Long Coverage on CP24 and NEWSTALK 1010, Oct. 22
— October 18, 2018
– Local news teams deliver live coverage of the race for the Mayor’s office and Toronto city council, with reports from mayoral candidate headquarters and significant ward races across the city –
TORONTO (October 18, 2018) – As Torontonians head to polls across the GTA, CTV Toronto delivers a live, primetime municipal election special featuring up-to-the-minute results on Monday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. on CTV, with CP24 and NEWSTALK 1010 delivering extensive, day-long coverage surrounding the race for the Mayor’s office. Viewers can also follow all the election updates online on Toronto.CTVNews.ca, CP24.com, and via the CTV News and CP24 apps. Radio listeners can tune in to NEWSTALK 1010’s live election coverage in the GTA and across the country through the iHeartRadio Canada app.
“Our news teams have expertly covered the unique developments of this unprecedented campaign leading up to election day,” said Joanne MacDonald, Vice-President, CTV News and General Manager, CP24. “Torontonians can count on CTV News platforms to keep them well-informed and up-to-date with the most comprehensive news, analysis, and results throughout the day.”
“With reporters on the ground across the GTA, NEWSTALK 1010 is Toronto’s prime source for political debate and discussion throughout election day,” said Mike Bendixen, Program Director, NEWSTALK 1010. “We look forward to keeping Toronto listeners up-to-date, delivering comprehensive updates throughout the evening once polls close and a winner is declared.”
Hosted by CTV Toronto anchors Ken Shaw and Michelle Dubé, CTV News delivers a live election special featuring up-to-the-minute results, special reports from wards across the city, and contributions from an in-studio panel of experts, beginning Monday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.ET on CTV.
The special features reporters delivering live updates from the headquarters of numerous major candidates:
CTV Toronto’s live coverage also features comprehensive analysis from a political panel that includes Melissa Lantsman, political commentator and Vice-President of Public Affairs, Hill+Knowlton; Rocco Achampong, Toronto attorney and former city council candidate; and Jim Warren, political strategist.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 22 at 6 a.m. ET, viewers can tune in to CP24 BREAKFAST for the countdown to the polls opening and live election updates throughout the day on Toronto’s most-watched specialty channel. CP24 also delivers a live primetime municipal election special, YOUR VOTE 2018, from 7–11:30 p.m. ET. Strategist Aleem Kanji will also provide a breakdown of the election results from the CP24 newsroom once polls close at 8 p.m. ET.
Anchored by Stephanie Smyth and Nathan Downer, YOUR VOTE 2018 includes reports from the various mayoral candidate headquarters in Toronto and Brampton, with CP24’s Jackie Crandles and Cristina Tenaglia reporting on Toronto Mayor John Tory, Karman Wong reporting on Toronto mayoral candidate Jennifer Keesmaat, Arda Zakarian reporting on Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey, and Courtney Heels reporting from Patrick Brown’s headquarters. Additional CP24 reporters including Christie Bezaire, Leena Latafat, and Jee-Yun Lee who will cover ward races.
YOUR VOTE 2018 also features contributions and analysis from a panel of political experts including outgoing Toronto city councillor Josh Colle; NDP MPP Marit Stiles; and Toronto Sun Editor-in-Chief Adrienne Batra.
NEWSTALK 1010 delivers a live municipal election special beginning at 8 p.m. ET, led by Barb DiGiulio, host of NEWSTALK 1010’s weekday evening program THE NIGHT SIDE, alongside City Hall expert analysts Mark Towhey, former Chief of Staff to Mayor Rob Ford, and Amanda Galbraith, former Communications Director to Mayor John Tory.
The station’s live coverage features reporters on-site at numerous key wards across the city of Toronto, as well as reporters covering mayoral elections around the GTA, including Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, and more. The NEWSTALK 1010 team of reporters includes Kym Geddes, David McKee, Dave Bradley, Siobhan Morris, Hayley Cooper, and James Moore.
Live streaming of NEWSTALK 1010 is available through the iHeartRadio Canada app.
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