06/21/2016 04:47 EDT | Updated 06/21/2016 05:59 EDT

Evan Solomon To Be New Host Of CTV's 'Question Period'

OTTAWA — Evan Solomon will soon be the new host of CTV's Sunday morning political affairs program "Question Period."

CTV News says the political journalist will take on the role at the beginning of the program's 46th season in September.

He'll replace the Globe and Mail's Ottawa bureau chief Robert Fife, who will step down as host following the final broadcast of the current season on July 3.

CTV says Fife will continue to appear on "Question Period."

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Evan Solomon was fired by CBC last summer. (Photo: The Canadian Press)

Currently, Solomon is the national affairs specialist for Bell Media Radio's news/talk stations, and host and executive producer of 580 News Talk Radio's program "Ottawa Now."

Solomon was formerly with the CBC, which cut ties with him last summer.

His dismissal came after the Toronto Star alleged he took advantage of his position to broker lucrative art deals between a friend and wealthy interview subjects. Solomon denied any wrongdoing.

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