Canadian Broadcasting Corporation dismisses popular anchor for allegedly brokering art deals

June 10, 2015 7:06 PM

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TORONTO – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has abruptly dismissed a high-profile, popular news anchor over allegations that he used his journalistic contacts to broker art deals and collect lucrative fees.

Evan Solomon was dismissed shortly after The Toronto Star reported he allegedly had "secretly been brokering lucrative art deals" with people he has dealt with through his job, Canada's public broadcaster said in a brief memo issued Tuesday.

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