http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/ctv-s-canada-am-to-sign-off-on-friday-1.2928008 Bell has abruptly announced that Canada AM, which is supposedly CTV's "national" morning show but only really airs on the East coast, will air its final episode tomorrow. There will be a CTV News Channel simulcast in the timeslot as an interim measure next week before Bell announces a "new program" that will air in its place. You begin to wonder why they didn't do this a long time ago. The nail in the coffin had to be having the west-coast stations replace it with local morning news. I'm also shocked that there has been no implication that they may start doing CTV Morning Live in the East coast markets (the CTV Two stations in Ottawa and the Atlantic already have their own versions that could be moved to the main network in a pinch, and in Toronto, they promote CP24 Breakfast as their "local" morning show) instead to compete against Global. On a side note, there's a chance this may be related to Jeff Hutcheson's retirement.