At home on both CBC radio (“The House”) and CBC News Network’s “Power and Politics”, Rosemary Barton doesn’t shy away from politicians and the issues of the day. She asks direct questions and expects direct answers.
“Do you not understand my question? Are you afraid to answer the question? I’ll ask it again.” – that’s our Rosie.
When a politician is in Ms. Barton’s operating theatre, you know there’ll be blood – usually a little, occasionally a bloodbath. She’s done her homework, or members of her behind-the-scenes-crew have done their’s, knows where the bodies are buried and who buried them – and will happily dig them up.
Dale Smith on The Canadaland website – http://www.canadalandshow.com – writes that Rosemary is the host that this country really needs. “She regularly cracks jokes and is open to public dialogue from viewers on social media, where she also presents a friendly and funny persona . . . but she has shown a willingness to be assertive when Members of Parliament don’t respond to questions with a clear answer.”