Canada’s public broadcaster has fired its top politics reporter Evan Solomon after discovering he earned hefty commissions on art sales to wealthy Canadians he interviewed. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in a statement late Tuesday cited a conflict of interest and ethics policy, as well as a breach of journalistic standards and practises for the dismissal. It comes after the daily Toronto Star reported that Solomon had brokered the sale of paintings belonging to art collector Bruce Bailey to BlackBerry founder Jim Balsillie and former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney. Carney had been a frequent guest on his daily politics show, while Balsillie had been courted to appear. The Toronto Star also said Solomon had taken commissions in excess of Can$300,000 for several art pieces. The newspaper cited an email in

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