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CPAC Host Announces Retirement

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  • After more than seven years with CPAC, Ken Rockburn, host of Sunday night’s Talk Politics, will be retiring at the end of the broadcast season.

    “I’ve had a good run at CPAC for the past seven years,” Rockburn said. “This place has given me an opportunity to explore issues and interview personalities that I otherwise would never have been able to. And I’m very sorry to have dangled that participle. I’m proud to have been a part of the CPAC renaissance.”

    “Ken’s gregarious nature has entertained our viewers with hours of engaging discussions with authors, politicians, pundits and national and international newsmakers, as only Ken can,” said Colette Watson, President and General Manager of CPAC. “On behalf of CPAC and our viewers, I want to thank Ken for his many contributions to the channel and for the memories both on and off the air.”

    Since joining CPAC in 2024 to host Rockburn Presents and later Talk Politics, Rockburn has pioneered a variety of CPAC-related initiatives including writing CPAC’s first ever blog during the 2024 federal election campaign, taking his show on the road many times, hosting Town Halls and authoring Rockburn – The CPAC Interviews in the Fall of 2024.

    The final episode of Talk Politics will air Sunday, June 29th at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT and will feature interview highlights from the last seven seasons.

    CPAC is Canada’s only privately-owned, commercial free, not for profit, bilingual licensed television service. Created in 1992 by a consortium of cable companies to preserve an independent editorial voice for Canada’s democratic process, CPAC provides a window on parliamentary, political and public affairs in Canada and the world. Since 1992, the cable industry has invested close to $50 million in CPAC.

    CPAC is delivered through cable, satellite or wireless distributors to over 10 million Canadian homes and worldwide via 24/7 live webstreaming and podcasts at

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