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“See-TV you later” says CTV Toronto’s Christine Bentley, signing off after 35 years

- September 12th, 2012

Christine Bentley

CTV Toronto newscaster Christine Bentley is calling it quits after 35 years.

Bentley made the surprise announcement at about 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, during the local CTV Toronto nightly newscast.

“This Friday (Sept. 14) will be the last time that I’ll be keeping our 6 o’clock date,” Bentley (pictured above) told viewers.

“I just wanted to say this, and it’s so true. Find a job you really love and you will never work a day in your life. That has been my life.”

bill.harris@sunmedia.ca

@billharris_tv

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84 comments

  1. Pam Garfield | September 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    We will all miss you, Christine! Good luck and best wishes!

  2. John | September 12, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    You’ll be missed Christine. I looked forword to seeing your smiling face every evening. Thanks for the memories.

  3. Patricia Jackson | September 12, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    I have listened to you for so many years and CTV has always been my favourite 6 pm news channel. I am so sad that you are leaving but am glad for you and wish you nothing but great happiness with whatever you do.

  4. Gilles | September 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Chritine

    Thanks for being the face of CTV news every day. It has been a pleasure watching you on TV. Good luck and happy retirement

  5. fran moore | September 12, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    good luck christen i will miss you i watch the 1200 and the 600 news every day .best wishes on what you pick to do next

  6. Rena | September 12, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Hello Christine, just when you came on tonight, I was wondering about how long you might have been on the news team and how you don’t seem to be getting much older and how comforting it was to come back after having been away 10 years and finding you and Ken doing the 6 o’clock news. Thank you. Thank you for this and much more. You will be missed.

  7. Dave Kyle | September 12, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    HI Christine. I have watched you when you just started with CFTO and I have watched you and your news broadcasts ever since. Not only have you enlightened many peoples day but you have become a family member of all the households that have watched the news at 12:00 and 6:00pm. You will be missed by everyone,not only by your co-workers but by all viewers of CTV, I and my family will wish you the very best for your future endevers. Hug from us all.

  8. Lynn and Wayne | September 12, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    We have enjoyed watching you over the years. The noon and six o’clock news will not be the same. Good luck to you. We will miss you.

  9. Jason | September 12, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Wow ! I can’t believe you are leaving ! Can’t even imagine CTV news without you :(
    Your departure was so sudden that I am shocked. You and Ken Shaw are synonymous with CTV news. thanks for all the good memories :) , I hope you are retiring and nothing else is going on behind the scenes to make your departure so sudden

  10. Robert Elder | September 13, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Hi Christine,

    I retired after 35 years too. I can go on to describe my feelings in your honour. But one word that always comes to mind for you is CLASS. May god bless you in everyday of your life. I will miss you very much in your fairness of reporting the news but most of all as a woman with beauty and integrity.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Robert Elder XOXOXO

  11. Deb | September 13, 2012 at 10:29 am

    My husband and I will miss seeing you at six. You have been wonderful to watch and do/did an amazing job on the desk. CTV news will not be the same without Christine and Ken …but as your co workers said…you are the best.

    We wish you all the very best in your future endeavors and hope to see you now and again, you will be greatly missed

  12. Lorraine Noble | September 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    First ,Thank You for 35 Years of Wonderful Broadcasting and sharing yourself with soooo many viewers. Your leaving CTV news is like a family member leaving the nest..:you are not just a broadcaster..you are part of alot of families..who count on you and your reporting of the news You will be missed …Thank you again, for your years of broadcasting and coming into our homes with such class ,style and honesty..BTW.. you never age..you look as great now as you did 35 yrs ago..share your secret..:) Best of Luck in your new path in life however it may lead you Enjoy and remember you will be missed.. Thanks for the memories xo

  13. fran | September 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    i like to wish you will. i have watch the 600 news every day .i will miss not seeing you there with ken shaw.

  14. Margaret Yates | September 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Watched you for all your 35 years on CTV, amazing achievement. Always professional, kind and warm. So comforting meeting you every night at 6:00.
    Feel like we have grown more experienced and beautiful together.
    Best wishes to you.

  15. Don Sutcliffe | September 13, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    It was very nice listening to you all these years. CTV has always been my news station. You’ve been part of a great team. I wish you well. Don

  16. R. Humphrey | September 13, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Christine:

    I am SO GLAD you are finally leaving CTV News. I never really liked your style. Your schtick of constantly whining about the weather grated the nerves. You interrupted Ken at will without apology and when you got a goober in your throat, you hacked away until went away with not even a “pardon me”. Gross!!

    But you completely lost any speck of respect I had for you during the H1N1 scare. I guess Pfizer wasn’t selling enough vaccines, because there you were announcing (paraphrase), “An unpublished study has found that people who had a seasonal flu shot last year are at increased risk of contracting the H1N1 flu this year”. What a disgusting and alarmist thing for you to report! What shoddy, unprofessional reporting! An UNPUBLISHED, UNCONFIRMED study. By issuing that statement, you single-handedly caused thousands of people to panic and run out to get the H1N1 vaccine, when they probably weren’t even considering it. The people at Pfizer must have been jumping for joy upon hearing your news cast that day. It begs the question, “Who is really paying you?”. Your actions that day totally trumps any speck of professionalism you might have exhibited over your 35 year tenure. Good riddance to bad rubbish I say. Class? Low class is the better description. Let’s hope CTV has the cojones to hire an anchor who will refuse the producers when they ask her to stoop so low. Off you go Christine. We’re actually celebrating your departure! You won’t be missed here one bit! Rocky and Chloe Humphrey

  17. Mrs. Marylynne Nagle | September 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Wishing your all the best Christine, where you will be going but truly, you will be so missed. Will not be the same without you. Thanks for all the years you gave us. You and Ken were a great team. Tell Ken to let us know how you are doing. I am an elderly lady & changes are hard but do wish you nothing but the best. .

  18. Mrs. Marylynne Nagle | September 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Wishing your all the best Christine, where you will be going but truly, you will be so missed. Will not be the same without you. Thanks for all the years you gave us. You and Ken were a great team. Tell Ken to let us know how you are doing. I am an elderly lady & changes are hard but do wish you Good Luck. .

  19. R. Sanders | September 13, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    You announced suddenly that you are leaving. Why are you retiring? Has the network asked or forced you to? Are you ill and did not disclose that fact? My car has many miles on it and so I have no intentions of trading it in, as a parallel, you are still at the top of your game, why quit now? – R. Sanders

  20. Johnson family | September 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Christine the whole family will miss you. You have been a favored guest at supper every night for years . Your warmth, caring, humour and professionalism is stellar. We wish you joy , fun and contentment in your new endever.

  21. A. Norman | September 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I will miss Chris. I just hope that the vile Michelle Dube isn’t hired in her place. Michelle was horrible when she was anchor on CHCH and has not improved at all since joining CFTO. The weatherman on CFTO right now is an embarrassment and adding Dube would only make the newscast unwatchable.

    All the best Christine.

  22. eugene mcdonald | September 13, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Christine
    God Bless you and Much Success in your future endevours. For 35 years i have been watching ctv news…I always note how well dressed the ctv team and yourself are. You ltell the news with such directness, compassion and clarity. We will miss seeing you behind the desk. 35 years is a long time, so enjoy your future and never forget you are an everyday icon in this city of Toronto.

  23. michele davies | September 13, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    christine..read all the crap that others sent..they need to grow up!!!! i’m 47 years olds and watched you since i was about 30..YOU ARE THE BEST…..THE IDIOTS THAT TRASH YOU HAVE NOW RESPECT FOR JOURNALISM..I NEVER MISS MY 6 0′CLOCK NEWS BECAUSE OF YOU….FOR THAT I AM AN INFORMED PERSON AND TRY TO TEACH MY CHILDREN OF 7 & 8 TO WATCH THE NEWS AND GET INFORMED..SOMETIMES THEY ARE BORED AND SOMETIMES THEY LEARN……..THANKS CHRISTINE!!!!

  24. A Browning | September 13, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    You will be missed Christine.

    Like many others, I’m hoping this was YOUR decision and you are not being forced out.

    Your presentation is great, you have a sense of humour and a sincerity that shows your humanity . . . we feel we can trust what you and Ken report. You are part of a great team and it will be difficult for your replacement (hard act to follow).

    Good luck in your future endeavours.

  25. Melinda | September 13, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Christine, you will be greatly missed. Hope that you will “peek in” once in a while to let us know how you are doing. Thank you for being part of our daily lives and best wishes with your future plans.

  26. Doug | September 13, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Hey Christine I watch the news sometimes two times a day I wish you all the best,good luck.I wish you we’re not married o I would go out with. you 35 year of work is too long

  27. A.J | September 13, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Wishing you all the best Christine. It was a pleasure to watch you for last 35 years. True, genuine, warm and cheerful personality. I am sure you will spread cheers where ever you go and you will be missed by all more than you know and more than anyone can imagine. God bless you.

  28. ema artates | September 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    good luck cristine!!

  29. Bryant Bastine | September 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Your time to say good-bye, I guess. My wife and I have watched you since day one and will miss you very much. What will Ken Shaw ever do without you at his side? We know that someone else will fill your shoes, but that will be difficult to do.

    We wish you well.

    God Bless,

    Pat and Bryant Bastine, Penetanguishene, ON.

  30. Kim S | September 13, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Wishing you all the best in your future. We will miss watching the news after work with you not there. We really enjoyed your delivery. We only want to say that you were the best and very professional. We enjoyed your sense of humour and you always made us smile when the weather was to be announced. Good luck and hope we see you around somewhere in the future.

  31. Mae | September 13, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    May you be blessed with Health and Happiness,.

  32. C.Shultis | September 13, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Hello Christine,

    I watched the news last night and my jaw dropped! I have been watching you since you started from my parents’ living room. We always had the 6 o’clock news on as we had family dinner.

    I wish you well in your future endeavours! We are all sad that you are leaving, it’s like saying goodbye to a old friend. I saw a little bit of emotion as you told the viewers you were leaving…and if I knew you I might say I also a saw little glint of anger or bitternesss? I hope you were not “pushed out”. Women in journalism it seems, must be under 35 whereas men become “wiser” and ” more trustworthy” as they age. It’s a bunch of horse-puckey and a double-standard. Even your colleague Erin Davis has made reference to this in her blog. I hope this was your decision and not Corporate’s – but then there is absolutely nothing about Bell (Media) that I like…

    You will be missed!

  33. Cheryl Lawson | September 13, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I remember the weather girl at CKVR in Barrie Ontario.Alot of water under the bridge since then.
    I wish you well Christine.Enjoy!
    Cheryl Lawson

  34. Jayantha Wijeratna | September 13, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Christine
    Thank you for an excellent news coverage over the years with the CFTO/CTV family.
    We love watching the 6 pm CTV news and to hear you say “open toe shoes, weather please” to Tom Brown.
    We will miss your infectious smile & the jolly atmosphere you created, not only among your colleagues during the news cast but among us the viewers too.
    Thanks & our very Best Wishes to you in your future plans.
    Jay & Deepal

  35. Ed & Rozanne Knight | September 13, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    All the best on your retirement from CTV. We are sure going to miss you as we have been joining you for many years. Actually your whole career since we will be married 40 years this October. All good wishes Christine.
    A whole new aspect of living is now opening for you. Enjoy!!

  36. Faustina Festorazie | September 13, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Christine,
    I was totally shocked when you announced on the Wed., 6p.m. news that your last day would be on Friday!! OMG, you are like a family member that is leaving abruptly. I have watched you faithfully since you first appeared on CFTO/CTV many, many years ago. I never miss the 6 o’clock news with you and Ken (wow, what an awesome team….certainly a match made in Heaven). Also, love watching Lance and Tom, I feel that no one will be able to replace you because you worked so well as part of that team and you will be irreplaceable. You guys are such an awesome team and you will be sadly missed. The team will never be the same without you. I lived in Toronto most of my life, but moved to Tillsonburg, ON. 6 years ago. The one thing I had to make sure of was that I could still watch my CTV 6 p.m. newscast with you, Ken, Lance and Tom. No other newscast would do!! My thanks to you for the opportunity to watch your professionalism, wit, classic charm and grace while doing an excellent job of newscasting. I wish you all the very best in whatever you choose to do in the future and please know that YOU WILL BE MISSED AND WILL BE IRREPLACEABLE ON THE CTV 6 p.m. NEWS. God bless you and your family.

  37. bev weisberg | September 14, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Well Christine can’t say enough how you will be missed!
    Our Family have enjoyed your banter with Ken,Lance and Tom over the years.
    I hope we will hear and see you again soon.May you continue to do What ever Floats your Boat!!!!

  38. Dave Ball | September 14, 2012 at 7:23 am

    I guess I’m of the very few who will not miss Christine Bentley. For more years than we can ccount now we’ve had to endure, the otherwise fine CTV nightly newscast, the me-ism of Benley’s delivery. The repetitive schitck about the weather every night was all about her comments and mannerisms. Nor will I soon forget the one night a few years back when she lamented about how a 17 year old’s life changed forever because of a car accident thay caused and survived, without a word aboiut a 15 year old passenger that died in the crash ! Good-bye Christine. Thank you..for leaving.

  39. Jan E. Peterson-Bryan | September 14, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Dear Christine,

    You will be so much missed. I feel as if we’re close friends. We had our children at the same time and have almost grown up together. You are like a member of my family.

    Good luck in your future endeavours. Bon voyage.

    Jan

  40. Sandy Harrison | September 14, 2012 at 11:32 am

    So many wonderful memories with Christine. I remember when she was expecting her twins and when she talked about giving up smoking because of her wonderful mom.
    I along with many others will miss her little chuckles and her warm mannerisms that endeared her to many viewers. Good luck on your future endeavours and enjoy every moment and stop and smell the roses. You deserve it. God bless.

  41. MCC | September 14, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Now if they’d only get rid of light weight Ken Shaw and Marilyn Denis,such a nobody,then CTV might have some substance and class.

  42. Fran Thomson | September 14, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Have noticed you are wearing lower neck clothes, was this at the request of the station. Have they asked you to leave? I will miss you and like Dave Duvall cannot be replaced, although I do like Tom Brown. Any plans for the future? Are you a married lady?Good luck for your future!! Maybe you and the retired Gord Martineau can start a show!! Love him too!!

  43. Fran Thomson | September 14, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I have noticed lately you are wearing lower neck clothing. Is this at the request of the station? Have they asked you to leave? I like you and like Dave Duvall cannot be replaced!! I do however like Tom Brown. Any plans for the future, or is it too soon to say? Are you a married lady? Good luck for your future!! Maybe you and Gord Martineau (whom I also like very much) can have a show!! Hope it is Dana Levenson who replaces you, she is a close second!!

  44. Dave Downey | September 14, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Congratulations on a remarkable career. All the best in you future endevours. I remember you as a young reporter and saw you grow into one of the best newscasters ever. And may I say one of the most beautiful. I hope the future you have mapped out, come to be everthing that you hoped. You deserve it. Go forward with pride.

  45. Paul and Ursula | September 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Christine:
    All the best on your Retirement with CTV.
    May you be blessed with Good Health and Happiness

  46. Cheryl Gordon | September 14, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I simply had to write a note and let you know how much I have enjoyed your newscasts. I live in Guelph and faithfully watch the 6 pm news on CTV. Christine,you are always so professional ,classy and above all ,so empathetic when reporting the news.I also found that you can be humourous,I enjoyed your comments re ” could someone change the clock in my car, how can anyone watch golf on tv, do not wear socks with sandals ! ” etc.
    I feel like you are a friend and do not want you to leave but at the same time want to wish you good health and much happiness in your future !

    Long-time viewer (1977)

  47. Barbara King | September 14, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Christine, you and Ken Shaw are a great team and I hate to see that broken up but you have given a lot of yourself to all of us with your professionalism, enthusiasm and humour.You deserve to have the very best follow you always. Enjoy whatever endeavour to decide to pursue and may you always have joy in your life.

    Thank you.

    Barbara

  48. anna nufrio | September 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    it will not be the same watching the news without christine, her big smile made watching the news amazing., we dinner table wont be the same. wishing you all the best in whatever you decide to do. god bless

  49. Shirley and Lisa | September 14, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Christine, we will miss your lovely smile and your humour. Thank you for your years of devotion reporting the news. We also wish to thank your family who shared you with us, the viewers. Lisa and I wish you all the best. We hope from time to time you will be a guest back on CTV. Enjoy of your life, it’s your time now. It has been a real pleasure watching you and Ken, Lisa, my daughter grew up with you. All the best

  50. Suzanne | September 14, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Christine

    It’s hard to believe that you are leaving ctv anchor desk. Wishing you the very best ! You have been a true professional. Your compassion and integrity showed each day. Thank you, I have enjoyed watching you each evening.

  51. Barbara Ross | September 14, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    What a shame that Christine is leaving us,, it will take awhile for me to get used
    to the person who must stand in her shoes,,,, I saw Christine at a gas pump years back,,, I looked at her and she smiled back, she knew that I knew who she was, It was a chance encounter,, My sister was a guidence councellor at her son’s school, before they got to highschool,, so she actually sat across from her, she did mention how tiny she was, but was a very good talker ha ha ha,, anyway Christine, good luck with whatever it is that you do next,l and I am sure it will be successful,, you must have good genes,, you look fabulous,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, bon voyage,

    and keep up the gardening,, we have that in common…..

  52. Kathleen Byers | September 14, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Christine Bentley

    Reminds me of a Chorus from
    MY FAIR LADY

    I’ve grown accustomed to her face,
    She almost makes the day begin.
    I’ve gotten used to hear her say good evening everyday.
    Her joys, her woes, her highs, her lows
    Are second nature to me now
    Like breathing out, breathing in…….

  53. Thomas Van Dusen | September 14, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Christine Bentley
    You are a very fine Newscaster. You have been with C.T.V. for years. I just heard tonight about you leaving. My Father when he was here watched your News Programs for years. Father has been gone since 2005. I live in Belleville, Ontario.
    I watch the C.T.V. News all the time.
    Many thanks Christine Bentley for all that you have done for us.
    You have done an awful lot for C.T.V. News.

    All the very best in your future.
    Thank you.

    Thomas Van Dusen

  54. Jan & Bob | September 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Congratulations Cristine, been watching you & Ken for years. You were a part of our lives, we expected you to be there every day, now we won’t see you again. But nowadays we can keep you close thanks to technology. You always had a smile no matter what. We wish you well in your retirement & future endeavors, you will be greatly missed.

  55. Darlene | September 14, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Well I am going to Wish You a wonderful Retirement from CTV News

    We as a family have watched you through the decades,I grew up in Oshawa and met you in person a few years ago ,you are as sweet in person as on the news.

    Thanks for being YOU

    Thanks for the memories!!!
    Enjoy ,Enjoy ,Enjoy !!!

    Darlene

  56. Darlene | September 14, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Well I am going to Wish You a wonderful Retirement from the News

    We as a family have watched you through the decades,I grew up in Oshawa and met you in person a few years ago ,you are as sweet in person as on the news.

    Thanks for being YOU

    Thanks for the memories!!!
    Enjoy ,Enjoy ,Enjoy !!!

    Darlene

  57. Eleanor Moore | September 14, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Have enjoyed your style of reporting and especially your sense of humor with your collegues every night.Good luck as you enter a stage of life!

  58. Picklebarrel Peter | September 14, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Ok now that you have gone ,and will be missed by so many ,how about doing
    a show on senior citizens who have been around with you f or so many years—Bravo Christine

  59. Marie Harvey | September 14, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Christine,
    It has been a pleasure to view the CTV News at 6 p.m. for many years as you and your colleagues have done such a great job. The rapport among you has come shining through each evening. You have been a consummate professional. I will miss you, but trust that you have good health and happiness in whatever you do.

    Marie

  60. Sharon Dyson | September 14, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I am so happy for you but at the same time feel sad I won’t see your smiling face at 6 pm nightly. I cried when Dave left and cried tonight. I am still in shock tonight was your last night.
    Your son is very handsome! (did I hear someone say he’s a twin)?

    Good luck and enjoy your retirement from CTV.

    Sharon Dyson

  61. Pauline Lupo | September 14, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Dear Christine-
    At least once in a lifetime a person has to do something that she has
    always wanted to do. I think that time is here for you. You are a CLASS ACT,
    and one who will be hard to follow. Wishing you success and happiness in
    anything you do.- will really miss you.

    Mille grazie! A million thanks!
    Pauline

  62. Eva Leisups | September 14, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Christine,

    I watch CTV news partly because of you. You are so polished, poised and classy as a TV news anchor – you will be greatly missed. God bless you in your next endeavour !!

    Eva

  63. Christine & Bernie | September 15, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Dear Christine,

    My husband and will miss your smiling face, you have brought joy to our household for the past 35 years…wow can’t believe it has been such a long time ago. Our son was born that same year and daughter two years later so they have grown up to watch you on the news themselves.
    Christine we wish you all the best and happiness. We will miss your beautiful smile and voice. Enjoy your retirement!

    Thank you again,
    Christine & Bernie

  64. Maria Czatzasty | September 15, 2012 at 9:49 am

    It is so sad knowing that we have to miss your smiling face with exceptional professionalism. You have been part of my family for a good times with adjusting immigration process. Unfortunately time is passing too fast…
    My family will all miss you, Christine! Good luck and best wishes!
    Thanks for the memories.
    Maria Czarzasty (as you, hot weather lover)

  65. Mark | September 15, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    I was shocked to hear you retired. I have to wonder if they booted you out. When Tom announced his retirement it seemed like months went by before he actually left. They should have given you the same respect. I hope CTV replaces you with someone younger blood. No offense but CTV is full of old people. They need some hop young blood.

  66. Mark | September 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I was shocked to hear you retired. I have to wonder if they booted you out. When Tom announced his retirement it seemed like months went by before he actually left. They should have given you the same respect. I hope CTV replaces you with someone younger. No offense but CTV is full of old people. They need some hip young blood.

  67. Margaret miller | September 25, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    You will truly be missed. We have been fans of yours for more years than I can remember. Tom Givney was also misses when he left as was Dave Duvall. CTV will not be the same without you. We still enjoy Ken Shaw but the show will not be as enjoyable. Good luck in your future endeavours

  68. Norine | September 26, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    One night recently I demanded (to an empty room), “Where’s Christine”? Why is it that Michelle Dube is sitting in her chair?” You see, I had NO IDEA that you had retired! I googled – and learned that sad fact: a face I had watched for so long, the voice, and the beautiful eyes that looked out at us every week night, were no longer a part of CTV. Perhaps it was just as well I missed your announcement. Such a shock so soon after Ken announced his brush with prostate cancer would have been too much to take in!

    Christine: My husband and I wish you all the very best! Good health, and enjoyment in which ever road you take. We’ll miss you for all the right reasons, classy, professional, lady that you are. You and Ken made a formidable team – one that we enjoyed so much! I’m sure he must miss you greatly, as do your fans, along with Lance, Sunil, Anwar, Tom, Pat, Andrea, and Pauline. Good luck & God bless. Very big shoes to fill.

  69. Dave Brown | September 27, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I’m in shock Christine. My wife and I went out for dinner last night to celebrate my birthday (Sept.25th) and missed your announcement… but when I watched the news tonight I thought it odd that your name wasn’t mentioned… “Christine is off tonight.” So I just googled your name and found out that you’re retiring… although we’ll all miss you, may I wish you the very best in your retirement… believe me, retirement really is awesome… all the very best, it’s been a pleasure all of these past years. You will be missed.

  70. Raija Rosenthal | October 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Att: Miss Dube:
    You should be aware of “dress code” when appearing as news broadcaster on a major
    television, i.e. CTV.
    Please, you need to cover your arms with a nice blazer or a jacket. Bare arms indicate you are going to a party!
    Further more, don’t swing your arms around when broadcasting or in front of a televised
    news broadcast. Take an example of others (your colleagues)..they have their
    hands folded in front of them most of the time. Please focus your eyes in the front
    of camera, never mind looking around and turning your head here and there.
    Thanks.

  71. Rebecca | October 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I’m not feeling the love for Michelle Dube. I feel like telling her to get over herself. AND, she does not seem to have a good sense of humour.

  72. Linda Reid | October 22, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    I thought Michelle might be ok. Christine Bentley is a hard act to follow. But MD’s annoying personal habits of broadcasting are really annoying. The pursing lips, the smirk even when it’s bad news, the arm thing as mentioned above by someone else, the wiggling when she turns to look at Ken Shaw, the way she dips her head way down when she is switching cameras, she is lousy at tabletalk with the other talking heads. It’s bad enough tolerating that laughing hyena, Tom Brown. I might have to start watching Global. Even the botoxed and plastic anchors on that station are better than watching CTV now.

  73. Geoffrey & Shirley Johnston | November 14, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Have followed your career for the past 35 years; wow has it been that long!

    Will miss you Christine.We hope you will enjoy retirement as much as we have over the past 17 years.

    Our best regards.

  74. F.R. Gyongyosi | November 15, 2012 at 4:23 am

    I’m truly sorry to miss the final show with you Christine,Sorry to see you go from the TV News.I have been an avid watcher of CFTO since I moved to Toronto years ago and since moved from Toronto But with the Satalite TV I felt I never left.I liked the way all the news anchors got along and at times we all had a good chuckle with all of you’s at CFTO.I also miss Dave Duvall ( Tom Brown comes pretty darn close to Daves weather segment ) and I remembered you said your retirement wasn’t to far off,So after some time I decided to look online and see why you weren’t on TV anymore hoping it wasn’t health related.I was shocked to see that you had retired ( not like you didn’t warn us back when Dave retired ) but I am happy that you can do the things that you always wanted to do now that you have all the time in the world to enjoy your retirement.And thank-you for all those wonderful years as one of our favorite news anchors.

  75. L Lamb | November 29, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    It’s been a few months since you have left CTV and it feels like forever! Although your replacement is good, it isn’t the same without you. Both you and Ken Shaw were a perfect team. I really enjoyed your banter with Ken and Dave (before Dave retired).

    I once wrote you a few years back to compliment you on your necklace and you were so sweet and kind to reply back and thank ME for the compliment :) You will always be my favourite anchor and I wish you the very best. Thank you, Christine for delivering the news to my home all these years. You are still missed.

  76. Lucy | December 5, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Chrisine, after reading all of the other comments, I decided to write and tell you how shocked I was when I heard that you were leaving CTV news. Unfortunately, I missed both the newscast where you announced that you were leaving and your last show. When I came home and my husband told me that you had said goodbye that evening, I just couldn’t believe it! I’d watched you report the news for years, perhaps even from the very beginning of your career with CTV/CFTO. These last few months I have missed your smiling face, your professionalism, your humour, your friendly banter with Ken Shaw and before that, with Tom Givney and Dave Duval, who I loved and also miss dearly. The news just doesn’t seem the same without you.

    Good luck to you, Christine, and I wish you success and happiness in whatever you choose to do next.

  77. Carol Enser | January 4, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Christine, you surely are missed and more so this time of year when it is cold outside and I turn on my 6:00PM news and see Michelle Dube in cap sleeves. It makes me so o o cold that I have to change stations. Her dress code is really disturbing. I have mentioned this to a few of my friends and they all say, “bring Christine back”.

  78. Elizabeth | January 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Ms Dube
    You have a long way to go to even try to fill Christine’s shoes. You are far too dramatic in your presentation (trying out for Hollywood prehaps?), too harsh and you come across as uncaring. It’s all just an act to you – you are not a good fit for the job.

  79. The Goulds | February 26, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Christine
    You are missed every day at 6.00 p m We watched you for years and it just is not the same without you Enjoy your retirement as we know you have earned it We are saddened but are also glad for you .Thanks for the memories !!! Pursue all your dreams now that you have the time .Good luck to you in all that you do and God bless.

  80. Linda | March 11, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Michelle Dube is not good at reading the news. The lowered head as she turns to another cameral is really obvious and odd looking. The glancing at the papers on the desk is phony and contrived. She purses her lips constantly, an annoying habit. She turns her head too far when looking at Ken Shaw. He makes it look so easy. She is like watching a show put on by students taking a journalism course at Seneca. Worst of all, I don’t think she feels empathy for people going through what is going on in news stories. She is just a talking head. God forbid a disaster happens and she is called upon to wing it through a whole day of broadcasting.

  81. JohnRawlins | April 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Many thanks for a great 35 years, Christine…you done well.Welcome Michelle and may we have another beautiful 35! Good luck to you and CTV.

  82. Scribbles | May 19, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Yipes….just scanned through these comments and there sure isn’t a lot of love or patience for Christine’s replacement Michelle Dube.

    “Sit up straight”, “Don’t wave your arms around”, “Stop wearing sleeveless”, “Quit looking down at the prompters”, “You’re too full of yourself”.

    A quick show of hands…how many of you have co-hosted a nightly news broadcast?

    Give Michelle a break. Sure she’s not Christine Bentley, but that’s no reason to bite her head off. I’m sure even Christine herself was a bit rough around the edges when she first took on her anchor role 35 years ago.

    Christine Bentley left some mighty big shoes for Michelle Dube to fill. Perhaps we should all give her a chance to grow into them instead of being so critical.

  83. Tj | May 29, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Why such a sudden departure ?..its almost as if you were fired or forced to quit. Compare that to the send off they gave the weatherman Dave Duvall..it went on and on..for months they were giving him a sendoff. I wish you had a better farewell than the abrupt one you got.

  84. Michal (do not use last hame please) Magill | October 28, 2013 at 4:40 am

    Christine I thought you got a raw deal and the question for me is why send u you off so quickly and who was the one to let you go. I know that the news is changing and with the that people change…The new choice is Ms Dube did any on else submit a resume’? or was this all designed way after she arrived here She sat at the news desk We r supposed to give this girl a chance well what chance did you have when thy came to you and said. You were done. think it was politically orchestreted and you and Ken were a great team now is it time for Ken to go too ? we will be watching Good luck Christine!!!

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