CBC News has "ended its relationship" with Power and Politics host Evan Solomon after a Toronto Star report alleged he facilitated sales of art to wealthy Canadians.

In a statement released on Tuesday, CBC confirmed the news.

“I regret to inform you that CBC News has ended its relationship with Evan Solomon host of Power and Politics and The House,” the statement by CBC General Manager and Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Maguire read. “We will be making announcements about the interim hosting of these programs in the next few days.”

The Star report alleged that Solomon used his CBC connections to broker high-end arts, and collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in commission.

CBC’s code of ethics states that employees “must not use their positions to further their personal interests.”

Among the buyers, according to the Star, are former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney and Research In Motion co-founder Jim Balsillie.

Balsillie told the Star he had no idea Solomon was allegedly making money on the side from the art transactions.

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