CBC cuts ties with Evan Solomon amidst scandal
The CBC has fired Evan Solomon amidst another scandal at the national broadcaster. While no where near as shock-worthy as the allegations levelled at Jian Ghomeshi, Power and Politics host Evan Solomon had been the subject of scrutiny after the Star first reported that he was involved in major art deals with people he's dealt with as a television and radio host.
Solomon was pulled off the air as the CBC investigated the matter, prior to word from management that it had severed the relationship with the once rising star at the network earlier this evening.
The highlights of the Star investigation go like this. Solomon reached an agreement with prominent Toronto art dealer Bruce Bailey to act as something of a middle man, introducing the collector to prominent individuals who might be interested in purchasing from Bailey's collection.
The CBC code of ethics states that employees are forbidden from using "their positions to further their personal interests." Given that Solomon brokered deals with individuals he had been involved with via the CBC -- people like Jim Balsilie and Mark Carney -- management acted swiftly in letting him go.
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