Rosemary Barton is the host of CBC News Network's daily political show, Power & Politics. She has been a national reporter with CBC's Parliamentary Bureau since 2007, covering the 2008 and 2011 federal elections, as well as a number of federal leadership campaigns.
Barton has covered the fraud trial of Conrad Black in Chicago in 2007, and more recently the Mike Duffy fraud trial. She has also reported on the public inquiry into the dealings between former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and Karlheinz Schreiber in 2008, and the shooting of soldier Nathan Cirillo at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa on October 22, 2014.
Barton joined CBC as Quebec's legislative reporter at the National Assembly in 2004. She covered Jean Charest's arrival as premier in Quebec for his first mandate and the intense leadership race within the Parti Quebecois that followed the resignation of Bernard Landry.
She covered a number of provincial elections in Quebec both with CBC Television and Global News.
Barton was in Montreal on the day of the shooting at Dawson College where she was one of the first reporters on the scene reporting live.
She started her journalism career in her home town of Winnipeg as a researcher for CBC's French news network, RDI. Barton has a degree in French literature from College Universitaire de Saint-Boniface and a master's degree in journalism from Carleton University.
Follow Rosemary Barton on Twitter @rosiebarton.