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Front Burner

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Front Burner is a daily news podcast from CBC News and CBC Podcasts that drops weekday mornings at 6 a.m. ET. Led by host Jayme Poisson, Front Burner is here to bring you a deeper understanding of the ...
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A widening scandal and SNC-Lavalin's history of alleged corruption

20:24 | Feb 13th

With Jody Wilson-Raybould's resignation from the Liberal cabinet, the scandal involving SNC-Lavalin and the Liberal government continues to grow. CBC investigative reporter Dave Seglins guides us through the troubled history of the engineering compan...Show More
Inside Canada's Crypto Mystery

23:51 | Mar 12th

Reporter Alex Posadzki on how the death of a Canadian cryptocurrency entrepreneur has caused the disappearance of about $180-million in digital currency.
FaceApp: Fact, fiction and fears

19:48 | Jul 18th

It's the AI-assisted photo editing app that has entertained millions of users around the world. Open FaceApp on your smartphone, upload of a photo of yourself, and you — like Drake, the Jonas Brothers and Steph Curry — can see what you might look lik...Show More
'Pick up the book and read': Canadian poets on the legacy of Toni Morrison

19:24 | Aug 7th

Toni Morrison's literary and academic career was honoured with a Pulitzer Prize, Nobel Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her writing explored, celebrated, questioned and critiqued the space of black lives in America, up until her death on ...Show More
Sidewalk Labs offers a futuristic vision for Toronto, but at what cost?

24:11 | Jun 25th

After 18 months of consultation, Google sister company Sidewalk Labs has released its master draft proposal to develop a portion of Toronto’s waterfront. The proposal includes everything from an affordable housing plan, to sensored pneumatic garbage ...Show More
Canadian corporations dodged up to $11-billion in taxes

21:34 | Jun 21st

According to a new report from the Canada Revenue Agency, in just one year - 2014 - Canadian corporations did not pay up to $11-billion in taxes. That amount is part of the “tax gap”. It’s the difference between the taxes Canada knows it's owed and t...Show More
Will Canada's new air travel protections actually help?

20:55 | May 31st

This summer, Canada's new air passenger protection regulations will begin to come into effect. The regulations apply to all flights to, from and within Canada, and include specific financial entitlements for things like delayed flights and damaged lu...Show More
Beef, bucks and beauty on YouTube

24:16 | May 17th

An online feud between two "beauty influencers," James Charles and Tati Westbrook, has racked up tens of millions of views on YouTube this week. Maybe you've never heard of them, but plenty of people have, and, according to Washington Post internet-c...Show More
The long fight over a "secular" Quebec

26:15 | Apr 11th

Yet another Quebec government is proposing a bill designed to affirm the province's religious neutrality. The Coalition Avenir Quebec's Bill 21 seeks to ban public workers in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols. Thousands of people ...Show More
Why the China-U.S. trade war matters

24:21 | Aug 9th

Today on Front Burner, we sit down with the CBC’s Peter Armstrong to talk about the escalating U.S.-China trade war, and how it could affect the global financial market.
Beyond the dimples: A profile of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer

29:53 | Aug 8th

He's called, "the smiling Stephen Harper," and he's known for his knack of bringing people together. But beyond his dimples, what do you really know about Andrew Scheer? Today, with the federal election fast approaching, we talk to Maclean's Ottawa ...Show More
Flying cars, an artificial moon and Saudi Arabia's $500 billion vision for the future

22:57 | Aug 2nd

Saudi Arabia's "Neom" is a planned futuristic city-state in the desert. The project is said to include flying cars, gene editing, an island of robot dinosaurs, an artificial moon — and the most comprehensive surveillance state on earth. The Wall Stre...Show More
Why B.C.’s orcas are at risk, and what’s at stake

22:40 | Jul 31st

There are, at most, only 76 southern resident killer whales left in the world. Right now, there’s growing concern about the fate of J17 - the matriarch of one of the most studied orca families, J pod - as she was recently spotted emaciated. Killers: ...Show More
What’s the big deal about Beyond Meat?

23:08 | Jul 29th

Beyond Meat, the popular meat substitute, can be found in at A&W, Tim Hortons, and most grocery stores these days. The company’s stock is at an all-time high. Today on Front Burner, writer Michael Grunwald analyzes why that is, how it relates to the ...Show More
The key takeaways of Robert Mueller’s marathon testimony

22:59 | Jul 25th

Today on Front Burner, the CBC’s Paul Hunter on Robert Mueller’s very reluctant testimony on Capitol Hill, and why both sides of the aisle are claiming victory.
The perpetual Marvel machine

22:39 | Jul 23rd

Marvel Studios has announced plans for the latest phase of the Marvel cinematic universe, setting the world of deep superhero fandom abuzz. On Front Burner, we speak to Eli Glasner, CBC's national entertainment reporter and film critic, about what We...Show More
The battle for green voters begins

21:06 | Jul 17th

With three months to go before the federal election, two parties on the left are trying to plant their flag as the party of environmentalists. The NDP recently introduced its "Canadian New Deal" which promises aggressive carbon targets and investment...Show More
A conversation with Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs

31:25 | Jul 10th

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “Democracy versus dictatorship” in Venezuela. Why Canada should not release Meng Wanzhou. These are just some of the topics we cover in a feature interview with Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. Sh...Show More
What would it take for Canada to meet its climate targets?

22:37 | Jun 18th

The Canadian government has already admitted that it probably won’t be able to meet its Paris climate targets, the international agreement Canada signed promising to significantly reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. As part of a new CBC News projec...Show More
The Uninhabitable Earth: A grim portrait of the future of climate change

21:45 | Jun 12th

Author David Wallace-Wells on his matter-of-fact book, “The Uninhabitable Earth,” and what happens if we don’t slow the pace of climate change.
Where do abortion rights in Canada stand today?

21:58 | May 24th

With the United States in a renewed fight over abortion rights, it's led many to ask: where exactly do we stand in Canada? Today on Front Burner, we speak to reproductive health historian and pro-choice advocate, Shannon Stettner, about Canada's hist...Show More
$2-billion and counting. How the federal Phoenix pay system failed

22:01 | May 21st

The IBM-built Phoenix pay software was supposed to save millions of dollars a year by simplifying payroll for federal workers. Instead, it wreaked havoc on workers' T4s and pay stubs -- while the costs for taxpayers ballooned. Parliamentary reporter ...Show More
What ISIS can teach us about fighting far-right violence online

22:52 | May 15th

Today on Front Burner, professor Taylor Owen helps us understand the changing nature of online extremism and what we learned from dealing with ISIS.
One year after the van attack "incels" are unrepentant

22:08 | Apr 25th

One year after the deadly van attack in Toronto, the misogynistic online community that inspired the attack remains unchanged, says reporter Zack Beauchamp who spent a year investigating incels.
NXIVM's Allison Mack pleads guilty to role in alleged sex cult

26:56 | Apr 10th

On Monday, NXIVM member and former Smallville actress Allison Mack pleaded guilty in a New York court to racketeering charges for her role in a cult-like group called NXIVM. Mack is one of several high-ranking NXIVM members who have been charged with...Show More
Climate change at centre of Elections Canada partisan ad controversy

28:40 | Aug 20th

This week, Elections Canada is at the centre of a firestorm over what it classifies a partisan issue during the federal election campaign period. Today on Front Burner, Elections Canada spokesperson Natasha Gauthier explains why the agency may deem c...Show More
Women's lives upended after cancer diagnosis linked to Biocell breast implants

22:29 | Aug 19th

In Canada and around the world, women who’ve been struck with a rare form of cancer are joining class action lawsuits against the manufacturer of the Biocell textured breast implant. Today, on Front Burner, CBC investigative journalist Valérie Ouelle...Show More
Kenora, ON, closes sole homeless shelter in the midst of a drug crisis

18:08 | Aug 16th

Kenora Ontario, a small city in the province’s northwest, is in the midst of a drug crisis. In an attempt to address the situation, the city has temporarily shut down the only homeless shelter in the area. Some see it as a positive move, others see ...Show More
“Troubling tactics” and the ethics report on Prime Minister Trudeau

22:11 | Aug 15th

A report from the Ethics Commissioner Wednesday said Justin Trudeau and his office used “troubling tactics” in the SNC-Lavalin case. The CBC’s Vassy Kapelos breaks down what it all means, two months before the election.
Boris Johnson's U.K. hurtles toward Brexit deadline

25:15 | Aug 14th

As the United Kingdom hurtles towards the October 31 Brexit deadline, newly-appointed Prime Minister Boris Johnson is playing hardball with the European Union, saying the UK is leaving deal or no deal. Today on Front Burner, CBC’s senior corresponden...Show More
A former neo-Nazi on El Paso shooting and rise of white supremacy

23:23 | Aug 13th

Joining the neo-Nazi movement was a choice that Christian Piccolini says cost him his livelihood, his wife, and his sense of self. Following the mass shooting in El Paso, he speaks out about his former community, to warn people about the wide reach o...Show More
Jeffrey Epstein’s death: The conspiracies and the fallout

24:40 | Aug 12th

It was already a story mired in controversy, but with the apparent suicide of accused sex trafficker, Jeffrey Epstein, the scandal has only deepened. Today, on Front Burner, we turn to Marc Fisher, senior editor at The Washington Post, to unpack the ...Show More
‘A sickening déjà vu’: Two US mass shootings in one weekend stuns reporter

25:59 | Aug 6th

This past weekend saw two back-to-back mass shootings in the United States: one in El Paso, Texas, and one in Dayton, Ohio. At least thirty-one people are dead. Dozens more injured. Today on Front Burner, we talk to writer Jennifer Mascia about gun v...Show More
A Crucifix, A Mystery Illness and a Refugee

28:38 | Aug 5th

In nine months, Front Burner has covered a lot of stories. But we haven’t had time to follow up on all of them. Today, we revisit a handful, including the mystery illness that befell Canadian diplomats in Cuba, the law in Quebec to outlaw religious g...Show More
Who is the alleged Capital One hacker?

22:01 | Aug 1st

A massive data breach at Capital One has led to the arrest of a Seattle-based woman who allegedly stole the private information of more than 100 million people, including 6 million Canadians. Today on Front Burner, Greg Otto, Editor-in-Chief of Cyber...Show More
How a failed terrorism case derailed one Canadian's life

27:31 | Jul 30th

In 2007, Hassan Diab was an unassuming sociology lecturer at Carleton University, when he was suddenly told French authorities were investigating him for committing a terrorist act in Paris in 1980. Diab has always claimed innocence — but the revelat...Show More
Fear, isolation and a cross-Canada manhunt

24:27 | Jul 26th

Today on Front Burner, the CBC’s Jason Proctor tells why the ongoing manhunt for two B.C. murder suspects has left many residents of Canada’s north feeling vulnerable and afraid.
Why do illegal weed dispensaries still exist?

22:55 | Jul 24th

It's been nine months since marijuana was legalized in Canada, and illegal dispensaries are not only prevalent across the country — but in many cases, thriving. Today on Front Burner, CBC investigative reporter Zach Dubinsky and Sol Israel from The L...Show More
A portrait of the mysterious Kim Jong-un

23:53 | Jul 22nd

“He’s such a puzzle...and we don’t have all the answers.” As the world continues to try and figure out the puzzle that is North Korea, guest host Chris Berube talks to Anna Fifield, the Washington Post reporter who’s put together the most complete po...Show More
Donald Trump, and the debate over the term “racist”

23:06 | Jul 19th

At a rally on Wednesday night, supporters of Donald Trump broke out in a chorus of "send her back!" chants, targeted toward Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born congresswoman from Minnesota. The chant came just days after the U.S. president took to Twitter, to...Show More
Canadian teacher home after ‘nightmare in Indonesia’

24:17 | Jul 16th

Neil Bantleman was teaching at a school in Jakarta, Indonesia when he and seven others were accused of sex crimes against students. He maintained his innocence despite being convicted in an Indonesian court. CBC's The Fifth Estate co-host Mark Kelley...Show More
What did Canadian peacekeepers accomplish in Mali?

23:02 | Jul 15th

“Organized crime, smuggling, drug trafficking, human trafficking, terrorism - you can sort of name it, and Mali is afflicted by it.” Swept up in part by Islamist extremism, the U.N’s peacekeeping mission in Mali is one of the deadliest in recent hist...Show More
The World Cup champions tackle equal pay

20:53 | Jul 12th

After their record-setting fourth World Cup win, the U.S. women's soccer team has found themselves at the centre of an ongoing debate about pay equity in sport. The team has been followed by a chorus of "equal pay" from the pitch to their celebration...Show More
‘Conversion therapy’ survivor shares his story

18:55 | Jul 11th

In 2014, Belleville, Ont. native Matt Ashcroft decided to attend a conversion therapy camp in the U.S. He says his father was homphobic and he wanted to mend their relationship. Now he’s a fierce advocate for a nationwide ban on the practice in Canad...Show More
From memes to TV ads, how political third parties get their message out

21:39 | Jul 9th

You may not have heard of political third parties like Engage Canada or Canada Proud, but you’ve likely already encountered their messaging through a traditional television ad, a Facebook meme, or maybe even a person in a banana costume. Today on Fro...Show More
A reporter’s long, failed fight to keep his work on ISIS from the RCMP

19:14 | Jul 8th

For the last four years, Vice reporter Ben Makuch has been fighting to keep communications he had with a suspected ISIS fighter from the RCMP. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, and last week, Makuch and Vice lost their final a...Show More
A primer on the Green New Deal in the U.S. and Canada

25:06 | Jul 5th

This week a new government report outlined the most pressing threats facing Canada due to climate change. The report warned of infrastructure failures, flooding and storm surges on the coasts, and melting shorelines and permafrost in the North. Globa...Show More
Dumpster diving, forged signatures, and alleged immigration fraud

20:47 | Jul 4th

CBC News has learned about an alleged massive immigration scheme involving illicit job offers, hundreds of Chinese nationals, and dozens of business people in Saskatchewan. The story follows an investigation by the Canada Border Services Agency and c...Show More
What the Taylor Swift controversy tells us about who really profits from recording artists' work

21:51 | Jul 3rd

This weekend, pop superstar Taylor Swift penned a distraught Tumblr post in which she took the news of a business deal very, very personally. Her former record label, Big Machine, was sold to music mogul Scooter Braun's company for a reported $300 mi...Show More
What’s the toll of tough U.S. sanctions on Iranians?

24:28 | Jul 2nd

On Monday, news broke that Iran violated a key part of the 2015 nuclear agreement. This comes about a year after the U.S. unilaterally pulled out of the deal. Iran says it breached the agreement because Europe hasn’t done enough to counter the heavy ...Show More
Families grieve, seek justice, after Ethiopian Air plane crash

22:52 | Jul 1st

This March, a Boeing 737 Max 8 plane crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board. 18 of them were Canadian, and several more were permanent residents. Now, six families from Canada who lost relatives are suing Boeing for alleged negligence i...Show More
“The place is a jail”: How kids are treated at the U.S.-Mexico border

26:47 | Jun 28th

There has been renewed attention on the treatment of migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border over the last two weeks. First, accounts of inadequate food, water and sanitation at U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities where unaccompanied chi...Show More
The fight to make handguns illegal in Canada

26:23 | Jun 27th

Today on Front Burner, we speak to Toronto Liberal MP Adam Vaughan, who says he disagrees with his party’s stance to rule against a handgun ban. Is the fight to ban handguns in Canada over?
After thirty horses die, questions about racing’s future

21:18 | Jun 26th

The death of 30 horses at the famed Santa Anita racetrack in California this season has sparked a public outcry over animal welfare. The facility is owned by The Stronach Group, a wealthy Canadian company. Today on Front Burner, L.A. Times contributo...Show More
What issues will shape the 2019 federal election?

25:17 | Jun 24th

With the House of Commons adjourned and the federal election just months away, summertime hours mean Members of Parliament and hopeful candidates will be out campaigning on the BBQ circuit. The writ drop is expected for September and voting day is sl...Show More
Facebook’s plan for a new global currency

21:54 | Jun 20th

This week, Facebook announced it will launch a cryptocurrency in 2020. A new global currency, available to billions of people - is something like that legal? Or a good idea? Jon Porter from The Verge breaks it down.
Controversial Trans Mountain pipeline approved, but will it get built?

25:09 | Jun 19th

The federal Liberal government has now approved the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline for the second time.This is a key step for the much-delayed pipeline project that’s meant to carry nearly a million barrels of oil from Alberta to B.C each d...Show More
Your Guide to Canada’s Edible Pot Rules

22:07 | Jun 17th

The Canadian government has introduced rules around the sale of edibles and other weed products, like topicals. Sol Israel from The Leaf News walks us through what these new regulations look like, and why the new rules around edibles may have unexpec...Show More
BONUS: Hong Kong protests and fears of China’s long reach

18:27 | Jun 15th

Throughout the week hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents took to the streets to protest a proposed extradition bill. Many fear it will be used to target dissidents who speak out against the Chinese state. Protests escalated to violent clashes...Show More
Raptors Win! Raptors Win! Raptors Win!

25:18 | Jun 14th

For the first time in franchise history, the Toronto Raptors won the NBA Championships. They beat the Golden State Warriors Thursday night in game six of the championship, 114-110. It was a remarkably tense game, with sixteen lead changes throughout....Show More
How a far-right hate group operates in rural B.C. and across the country

23:35 | Jun 13th

Far-right group Soldiers of Odin has been developing chapters across Canada and popping up at anti-immigration protests throughout the country. It’s a group that Canadian border security officials have said is not afraid to use violence and Facebook ...Show More
Is Ontario Premier Doug Ford a problem for the federal Conservatives?

20:10 | Jun 11th

In a rare move, the Ontario legislature will take a break until October 28th, one week after the federal election. So why the extended break? Political watchers say that might have to do with Premier Doug Ford’s dismal poll numbers, and how they migh...Show More
Decades of sexual abuse at one Ottawa high school

24:01 | Jun 10th

Over the course of decades, dozens of students were sexually abused by three different teachers at one Ottawa high school. Some students spoke up and told other teachers. But it wasn't until 2016 that any criminal charges were laid. Senior reporter J...Show More
Will Boris Johnson be the next UK Prime Minister?

24:10 | Jun 7th

UK Prime Minister Theresa May resigns as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7th. But she will stay on as a lame duck Prime Minister until her successor is chosen. Today on Front Burner, CBC Europe Correspondent Margaret Evans on who that succes...Show More
The lessons of the Central Park Five

26:19 | Jun 6th

A Netflix miniseries has rekindled interest in the case of the Central Park Five who became poster children for bias in the justice system and served decades for a crime they did not commit. Filmmaker Sarah Burns on why the case is critically importa...Show More
Why Kawhi Leonard is more than just a stoic NBA superstar

26:00 | Jun 5th

The Toronto Raptors face the Golden State Warriors for game three of the NBA Finals tonight. It's an exciting time for fans of Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard. Today on Front Burner, freelance sports writer Alex Wong helps us understand the man behin...Show More
Is Canada ready to combat election meddling online?

28:19 | Jun 4th

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould on Canada's plan to deal with interference and disinformation ahead of the fall election.
Inquiry calls murders and disappearances of Indigenous women 'Canadian genocide'

20:56 | Jun 3rd

Today on Front Burner, CBC's Chantelle Bellrichard and Jorge Barrera report on the findings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and explain why the report says this violence is part of a "Canadian Genocide".
Robert Mueller breaks his silence

22:36 | May 30th

After two years of silence, Robert Mueller delivered his first public statement since being appointed as Special Counsel. He announced his resignation from the United States Department of Justice and reiterated the central findings of his investigati...Show More
'I don't know if I can do this again,' says Everest climber as death toll hits 11

20:42 | May 29th

Elia Saikaly has climbed Mount Everest eight times. He's reached the top three times. But after his most recent climb, Saikaly is wondering if he can ever go back again. He was one of many climbers caught in the 'traffic jam' at more than 8000 meters...Show More
Why Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott are running for re-election as Independent MPs

24:06 | May 28th

Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott are advocating for a less partisan political system and will run as independent candidates in the next election. Co-host of CBC's The National, Rosemary Barton, explains why they're doing it and what challenges ...Show More
What the Cindy Gladue case exposes about the justice system

20:02 | May 27th

The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered a new trial for a man accused of killing Cindy Gladue. CBC's Kathleen Harris explains why the first trial raised so many questions about how Indigenous women are treated by the Canadian justice system.
Environmental rollbacks and Jason Kenney's 'summer of repeal'

21:03 | May 23rd

A new legislative session just started in Alberta, under the leadership of Premier Jason Kenney and the United Conservative Party. They're looking to introduce about a dozen bills, most of which will serve to dismantle climate initiatives implemented...Show More
Could Iran and the U.S. be headed for armed conflict?

21:20 | May 22nd

On Tuesday Iran's foreign minister accused the U.S. of playing a "very dangerous" game. He was referring to America's decision to move warships and bombers to the Persian Gulf and, more broadly, to the serious escalation of tensions between the two c...Show More
Modi, Hindu nationalism, and what's at stake with India's election

22:00 | May 20th

The election in India, the world's largest in history, has just wrapped up after a month of voting. Many see it as a referendum on sitting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's last five years in power. New Delhi journalist Murali Krishnan explains who Mod...Show More
Abortion rights under attack in the U.S.

24:12 | May 16th

On Tuesday, Alabama's state legislature voted for a measure that would outlaw almost all access to abortion. Political watchers say this is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that legalized abortion in the U.S. Legislation to rest...Show More
Two Newfoundlanders on the province's confounding election

27:13 | May 14th

With an election this week, two Newfoundlanders, CBC reporter David Cochrane and radio host Tom Power dig into the many issues facing the province, and how voter apathy has spread during the campaign.
'Racist' letters on Senator's website trigger suspension

25:12 | May 13th

Last week Senator Lynn Beyak was suspended by her colleagues without pay for the remainder of this parliamentary session. Her punishment came after posting letters on her official Senate webpage that many, including the Senate's ethics watchdog, deem...Show More
Quebec's secularism bill praised and denounced as hearings begin

23:06 | May 10th

This week, hearings were held on Quebec's secularism bill - which aims to ban public workers in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols. There were fiery exchanges: some say the bill institutionalizes discrimination, while others think ...Show More
How humanity put one million species at risk of extinction

21:10 | May 9th

Canadian co-author of the new UN report on extinction, Kai Chan, on how the loss of one species can ripple out to affect an entire ecosystem in ways that we often "don't know until it's too late"
Taking stock of Doug Ford's spending cuts

20:13 | May 8th

Today on Front Burner, CBC Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley on the cascade of cuts in Doug Ford's Ontario and how they might be felt in the province.
How the Mark Norman trial could be "a huge political circus"

25:17 | May 7th

CBC defence reporter Murray Brewster on the upcoming trial of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, and why it might turn into a political circus, right before the next federal election.
Huawei exec back in court as China dispute escalates

26:21 | May 6th

As Huawei's Meng Whanzou returns to court, CBC Vancouver's Jason Proctor on the repercussions from her arrest in December.
Who gets to compete as a woman in sports?

24:58 | May 3rd

Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya, from South Africa, has lost her appeal against proposed rules from track's governing body that require some female runners to lower their naturally high testosterone levels. It's a ruling that's expected to have...Show More
The push for regime change in Venezuela

22:43 | May 2nd

Today on Front Burner - we speak to the CBC's Evan Dyer about an attempt to oust Nicolas Maduro as well as Columbia University Professor, Jeffrey Sachs, who says the United States, and others, need to stay out of this conflict.
Liberals under fire for accepting Illegal SNC Lavalin donations

20:43 | May 1st

Journalist Harvey Cashore on the revelation of SNC Lavalin employees who made illegal campaign donations worth more than $100,000 to the Liberal Party of Canada.
Severe flooding afflicts Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, again

20:56 | Apr 30th

"We can't go through this again." Thousands of people across Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick are dealing with serious floods this week. And not for the first time. Today on Front Burner, we hear from one Quebec mother on her family's difficult deci...Show More
Inside Canada's alt-right forums

20:44 | Apr 29th

Reporter Shannon Carranco got access to over 150,000 chat logs from a Canadian alt-right forum. What she found is frightening.
The unlikely rise of the Toronto Raptors

26:01 | Apr 26th

Twenty four years ago the Toronto Raptors were named the newest team in basketball - and the first franchise outside of the United States. In the years that followed, the team would go from widespread public indifference, to one of the most successfu...Show More
Understanding the Sri Lankan attacks

20:56 | Apr 24th

Ever since Sri Lanka was hit by eight coordinated bomb blasts, there have been questions about who could be behind an act of terrorism that targeted churches and hotels and left more than 320 people dead. And while a local group was initially blamed,...Show More
How mistrust and fear make fighting Ebola more difficult

17:51 | Apr 23rd

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 800 people, and infected hundreds more. The crisis has worsened due to a local mistrust of the government and aid workers. Ebola treatment centres have been burned to the grou...Show More
Will P.E.I. be the first province to go Green?

17:29 | Apr 22nd

Across Canada, there's never been a Green Party government federally or provincially. But on Tuesday, that could all change when people on Prince Edward Island cast their ballots. If the polls are right, the P.E.I. Green Party is out in front, beatin...Show More
Why the Mueller report doesn't exonerate Trump for obstruction

23:32 | Apr 19th

The Mueller Report identified a series of episodes involving Trump that the special counsel considered potential obstructions of justice. But Robert Mueller chose to not charge Trump with a crime. CBC's Washington correspondent Keith Boag walks us th...Show More
How Notre-Dame Cathedral survived centuries of war and change

20:38 | Apr 18th

On Monday, as Parisians and tourists watched in horror, a fire ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral, destroying much of the historic church and its famous spire. Despite worries that the church will never be the same, about a billion dollars has been raised ...Show More
Who is Jason Kenney, Alberta's next premier?

32:54 | Apr 17th

Jason Kenney will be Alberta's next premier after leading the United Conservative Party to a majority government in the province.Today on Front Burner, CBC Calgary's Allison Dempster breaks down last night's election results, and Maclean's Paul Wells...Show More
Sex assault reforms held up by senate "old boys," says former Tory leader

22:30 | Apr 16th

Today on Front Burner, former Conservative leader Rona Ambrose on why she thinks her bill on judges sexual assault training must pass, and soon.
Winter is ending: Game of Thrones' impact on pop culture

21:20 | Apr 15th

HBO's Game of Thrones has just launched its eighth and final season. Since 2011, it has shaped everything from the way that television is broadcast to conversations about gender, politics, and power. Today on Front Burner, we break down the cultural ...Show More
Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney on the Julian Assange arrest

22:35 | Apr 12th

On Thursday, Julian Assange was arrested and taken out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Oscar winner Alex Gibney made a film about Assange in 2013, and talks to us about the Wikileaks founder's last few years.
Former Facebook insider's wake-up call to the "catastrophe" of big tech

24:02 | Apr 9th

The Canadian government is considering regulating social media giants like Facebook. This comes after the release of a report by Canadians electronic spy agency, showing how Canadians are vulnerable to foreign interference in this upcoming election. ...Show More
The political longevity of Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu is put to the test

23:51 | Apr 8th

Benjamin Netanyahu has been the Prime Minister of Israel for ten years. If he is re-elected and stays on in the job through the summer, he'll be longest serving Prime Minister in the country's history. But he faces a tough opponent in former military...Show More
A controversy over race, rap and country music

19:22 | Apr 5th

For weeks, the song "Old Town Road" by rapper Lil Nas X had been climbing the country music charts. After Billboard disqualified the hit saying it wasn't "country" enough, there's been a big conversation about genre, authorship and race. Brittany Spa...Show More
Frustration, hypocrisy and the SNC scandal

22:30 | Apr 4th

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was protested by dozens of young women with political aspirations who were visiting the House of Commons. This came just hours after expelling Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from caucus. It's just o...Show More
How do anti-carbon tax provinces plan to fight climate change?

21:56 | Apr 3rd

This week a new federal carbon tax on fossil fuels came into effect in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. These are all provinces that took a hard pass at creating their own version of a carbon pricing plan that would meet the Liberal...Show More
The story behind unsolved murders in Toronto's gay village

22:42 | Apr 2nd

In this season of Uncover: The Village, reporter Justin Ling reveals the history of unsolved murder and missing persons cases in Toronto's gay village.
A secretly-recorded phone call, and the growing SNC-Lavalin scandal

24:32 | Apr 1st

CBC Power and Politics host Vassy Kapelos breaks down the secretly-recorded phone call between former Attorney-General Jody Wilson-Raybould and former Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick - as the SNC-Lavalin controversy grows.
White supremacist and homophobic posts force UCP candidates out

19:28 | Mar 29th

Since the writ dropped in Alberta, two candidates have resigned from the United Conservative Party over Islamaphobic, white supremacist, homophobic and transphobic messages on social media. This is only the latest controversy for the party. The Jason...Show More
The woman who hid Edward Snowden

20:06 | Mar 28th

When Edward Snowden showed up at her door, Vanessa Rodel had no idea who he was. Then she saw his face of the front page of the newspaper. Rodel and her daughter have just arrived in Canada as privately sponsored refugees. Vanessa tells the story of ...Show More
Why Disney Absorbed Fox, Apple Wants to Make TV

22:24 | Mar 27th

After the merger of Disney and Fox, one movie studio controls almost 40% of the box office. The merger puts Disney in a position to compete with big tech companies like Netflix and Apple in the streaming game. But is it good for moviegoers and TV wat...Show More
He survived a massacre and became living evidence

28:48 | Mar 26th

In 1982 a brutal massacre in a small farming community during the Guatemalan civil war left over 160 men, women and children dead. Over thirty years later, one of the men responsible for the horrific murders has been sentenced to more than 5000 years...Show More
Mueller: no collusion, no obstruction, no exoneration

21:12 | Mar 25th

A summary of Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 election is out. CBC Washington correspondent Keith Boag breaks down what we know so far, and the implications for the Trump administration.
How far right influencers thrive on YouTube

28:11 | Mar 22nd

The Christchurch mosque shooter formed his radical views online. Today, an examination of how far right communities spread their toxic messages on the Internet and how they use YouTube to do it.
Could pharmacare in Canada be a reality?

22:12 | Mar 21st

This week's federal budget laid some initial groundwork for the possibility of a national pharmacare plan in Canada. But with a contentious election year ahead, there are still plenty of questions around how a strategy could be implemented. Today on ...Show More
Who will take on Trump in 2020?

27:31 | Mar 20th

CBC Washington reporter Lyndsay Duncombe guides us through the growing list of Democratic presidential candidates vying to run in 2020.
Inside Alberta's 'House of Cards' scandal

24:23 | Mar 19th

Rachel Notley is expected to declare the date of the provincial election any day now. And within a matter of weeks, voters will cast their ballots to pick the next provincial government of Alberta. At the same time, one of the key parties in this rac...Show More
The aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings and the rise of far-right extremism

29:48 | Mar 18th

Mass shootings at two mosques on Friday evening in Christchurch, New Zealand, were felt around the globe. We hear from Adrienne Arsenault, who is in Christchurch. And from Stephanie Carvin, a former analyst for CSIS, on the steady rise of far-right e...Show More
Brexit is still a mess

20:30 | Mar 15th

A few months ago we did an episode on Brexit. We talked about how the whole Brexit process has been a mess. Well, it's still a mess. This week there were three votes in the UK parliament. First, MPs voted down Prime Minister Theresa May's new Brexit ...Show More
Why your cell phone bill is so high and what can be done about it

21:26 | Mar 14th

Canada has some of the most expensive cell phone plans in the developed world. It has to do, in part, with access to the country's wireless spectrum. As another round of wireless spectrum gets auctioned by the Canadian government, CBC National Busine...Show More
Is the Boeing 737 Max 8 safe?

23:04 | Mar 13th

A growing list of countries have grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 following a crash that killed 157 people, including 18 Canadians. Not even six months ago the same type of airplane plunged into the Java sea near Indonesia. Today on Front Burner, an avi...Show More
Five lingering questions about the SNC-Lavalin scandal

22:53 | Mar 11th

We've heard from the key players in the SNC-Lavalin scandal. There's former Attorney-General Jody Wilson-Raybould, who said she was subjected to inappropriate pressure by the Prime Minister's office to intervene with the corruption case against engin...Show More
Despite reported 'cure', the fight against HIV continues

25:37 | Mar 8th

This week, a major milestone in HIV/AIDS research made headlines worldwide. A man known as the "London Patient" has seemingly been "cured" after receiving a bone marrow transplant from a donor with an HIV-resistant genetic mutation. It's only the sec...Show More
'Nothing happened here beyond the normal operations of government.'

27:27 | Mar 7th

In his much anticipated testimony Gerald Butts, the Prime Minister's former principal secretary, laid out a counter-narrative to the allegations of political interference in the SNC-Lavalin case.
Accused of espionage, how a Canadian couple survived Chinese detention

24:13 | Mar 6th

On Monday, Chinese authorities accused two Canadians who have been detained since December of being spies. This news comes as Canada proceeds with a U.S. extradition request for Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou. But this isn't the first time Canadians have ...Show More
What 'Leaving Neverland' means for Michael Jackson's legacy

23:18 | Mar 5th

"It's something we'll have to grapple with in an ongoing way," says Slate music critic Carl Wilson about the challenge of coming to terms with the sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland". He, along ...Show More
The secret network that helped Rahaf Mohammed escape

24:04 | Mar 4th

Reporter Nahlah Ayed discovered a private group chat where women are helping each other flee repressive regimes
How tensions grew between India and Pakistan

22:37 | Mar 1st

The relationship between India and Pakistan has historically been troubled, but this week, tensions escalated with both countries launching airstrikes against one another. "There's of course the larger significance of these two countries being nuclea...Show More
'They did not stop.' Jody Wilson-Raybould details alleged political pressure

24:21 | Feb 28th

On Wednesday, Jody Wilson-Raybould told the Justice Committee she had been pressured by the PMO to get a deferred prosecution agreement for SNC Lavalin. "I experienced a consistent and sustained effort by many people within the government to seek to ...Show More
Why R. Kelly's Charges Were a Long Time Coming

24:52 | Feb 27th

After years of allegations, singer R. Kelly faces ten charges of aggravated sexual assault. Music critic Lindsay Zoladz talks about the case, and why #metoo moved more slowly in the music industry.
Jagmeet Singh wins divisive race in B.C.

20:09 | Feb 26th

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has won a seat in the riding of Burnaby-South. It's just one of three byelections that took place across the country. The CBC's Briar Stewart and Hannah Thibedeau break down the political stakes of the Burnaby-South byelectio...Show More
Should Tech Companies Pay Us For Our Data?

18:33 | Feb 25th

Our behaviour online creates a lot of data that's useful for tech companies - what we buy, what videos we watch on YouTube, what movies we see on Netflix. Author Glen Weyl says if tech companies make money off this information, we should get paid for...Show More
Why residential school survivors want an apology from the Pope

25:04 | Feb 22nd

An unprecedented summit on the sexual abuse of minors in the Catholic Church is taking place at the Vatican. For many victims, it's a chance to seek justice. That includes Evelyn Korkmaz, a residential school survivor calling on the Pope to apologize...Show More
Explaining the Vancouver Measles Outbreak

20:52 | Feb 21st

With eight confirmed cases, Vancouver is facing Canada's worst measles outbreak in years. Dr. Natasha Crowcroft on why the infectious disease is having a worldwide comeback.
What does United We Roll stand for?

26:37 | Feb 20th

On Tuesday a convoy of trucks arrived in Ottawa. The rolling protest is driven by Canadians who want pipelines, hate carbon taxes and are calling for more help for the Alberta economy. But there is another element: some in the group have also been pr...Show More
Trudeau's right-hand man resigns amid SNC-Lavalin scandal

17:13 | Feb 19th

On Monday afternoon one of the most powerful men in Ottawa resigned. Following allegations of political interference in a court case involving engineering giant SNC-Lavalin, Gerald Butts stepped aside as the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister....Show More
Should Canadian ISIS fighters be allowed to return home?

23:31 | Feb 18th

Two Canadian women have surrendered to US-backed forces after spending years in ISIS-controlled territory. Journalist Michelle Shephard made a documentary about a similar case last year. She says repatriation is a thorny subject for the Canadian gove...Show More
Twitter trolls target Canadian pipeline, immigration debates

21:02 | Feb 15th

CBC/Radio-Canada journalists crunch the data on more than 9-million troll tweets and reveal foreign campaigns to influence Canadians' opinions. Retweets focused on issues like pipelines and immigration. Jeff Yates joins us to explain what he learned....Show More
An essential timeline of the Mueller investigation

25:05 | Feb 14th

The talk around Washington these days, is that the Mueller investigation is winding down. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry into whether there was collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia to interfere in the 2016 U.S. ...Show More
Who is Venezuela's rival president?

24:17 | Feb 12th

Juan Guaidó is touring Venezuela this week, meeting with journalists and citizens. But while Canada acknowledges Guaidó as the official president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro says the job is still rightfully his. The CBC's Adrienne Arsenault and Evan...Show More
Catching up on the SNC-Lavalin Liberal scandal

25:04 | Feb 11th

Ottawa is reeling after a story broke late last week alleging that the Prime Minister's Office pressured former Attorney General and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to intervene in the prosecution of Quebec-based engineering company SNC-Lavalin...Show More
The aftermath of the Quebec mosque shooting

26:07 | Feb 8th

"I can't even venture to guess how long it'll take for people to feel safe again." CBC reporter Catou MacKinnon covered the shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City on January 29, 2017. Alexandre Bissonnette pleaded guilty to six counts...Show More
Russia, America and a new nuclear arms race

24:20 | Feb 7th

Nuclear weapons expert and Obama adviser Jon Wolfsthal on how the treaties that once prevented a nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia, could be unravelling today.
Cuts and leaks in Doug Ford's Ontario

19:11 | Feb 6th

It's only Wednesday, but Ontario premier Doug Ford has already had a jam-packed week. On Monday, an unnamed civil servant was fired and the police were notified in relation to a leak from inside the ruling Progressive Conservative government. That le...Show More
How a Canadian watchdog turned the tables on an undercover operative

31:05 | Feb 5th

In December a digital privacy watchdog began receiving mysterious emails from businessmen who didn't seem to exist. John Scott-Railton from the Citizen Lab joins us to try and understand why his group was targeted by what they believe to be undercove...Show More
Is more oil on rails safe for Canada?

17:10 | Feb 4th

Oil is being put on trains and moved across Canada in increasing numbers. Today on Front Burner, Winnipeg Free Press reporter Dylan Robertson explains why a lot of people are attributing this to a lack of pipeline capacity and breaks down what he's l...Show More
What an Omar Khadr Google search warns us about misinformation online

20:30 | Feb 1st

This week, a Google search result listing Omar Khadr as a Canadian soldier gained a lot of traction online, inciting anger from many people, including Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer. CBC technology reporter Matt Braga tracks how the former G...Show More
Inside the Humboldt Broncos crash sentencing hearing

22:22 | Jan 31st

This week, the truck driver who caused the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is facing his sentencing hearing. CBC reporter Susan Ormiston joins us from Melfort, Saskatchewan to talk about how the victims' families are feeling about the possibility of some ...Show More
Serial killer Bruce McArthur pleads guilty

24:00 | Jan 30th

On Tuesday, Bruce McArthur pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder and we heard never-before-released details about the evidence in the case. But as we hear from freelance reporter Justin Ling, there are still lots of unanswered questio...Show More
How Canadian reporter Daniel Dale fact-checks Trump

20:49 | Jan 29th

Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale tries to fact check everything U.S President Donald Trump says. It keeps him working at all hours and his reporting has drawn attention all over the world. Dale talks about how he builds his database of false claims,...Show More
Canada fires off-message ambassador to China

24:12 | Jan 28th

Canada's ambassador to China, John McCallum, was forced to resign after making multiple comments that were out of step with the federal government's stance on the Canadian arrest of Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Today on Front Burner, CBC's ...Show More
El Chapo's Canadian connections

18:16 | Jan 25th

One of the world's most notorious drug lords, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, is on trial in New York and a star witness just revealed a lot about Chapo's Canadian operation. The National Post's Brian Fitzpatrick explains what court documents have shown.
B.C.'s serious money laundering problem

21:54 | Jan 24th

The toll of British Columbia's money laundering problem is climbing, with recent reports suggesting that about a billion dollars a year have been laundered through the province's casinos.This week, the federal government promised it will do more to h...Show More
Deciem and the death of Brandon Truaxe

28:54 | Jan 23rd

Brandon Truaxe, the founder of Canadian skincare company Deciem, has died after a year-long public unravelling. He built 'The Abnormal Beauty Company' into a worldwide brand through a combination of radical pricing and social media marketing. But his...Show More
Women accuse former RCMP doctor of sexual assault

26:05 | Jan 22nd

Canada's national police force is once again at the centre of disturbing allegations. Multiple women have come forward accusing a former RCMP doctor of sexually assaulting and harassing them decades ago when they were new recruits. CBC investigative ...Show More
Karen Wang, race and Canadian politics

22:18 | Jan 21st

"If you just say 'vote for me because I'm Chinese-Canadian', it didn't work. It hasn't worked, and it won't work." Former NDP MP Olivia Chow is a seasoned politician who has strong connections to the Chinese-Canadian community. She reflects on ex-Lib...Show More
How Yemen's cyberwar could shape future conflicts

21:15 | Jan 18th

Yemen's brutal civil war has produced the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet, with thousands dead and millions facing starvation. But there's another dimension to the conflict - the battle over who controls the country's internet. CBC technology...Show More
Wet'suwet'en protests highlight Indigenous pipeline divide

26:58 | Jan 17th

The debate over a natural gas pipeline in Wet'suwet'en territory continues this week following protests over the arrest of 14 people at a blockade in the remote B.C. community. CBC reporter Chantelle Bellrichard recounts the moment the RCMP broke the...Show More
The inside story of Rahaf Mohammed's escape from Saudi Arabia

26:03 | Jan 16th

Canada has granted asylum to Rahaf Mohammed, a Saudi teenager who fled to Thailand to escape alleged abuse from her family. CBC's senior correspondent Susan Ormiston shares the inside story of Mohammed's plight and her plans for the future.
Was a Canadian's death sentence in China an act of diplomatic retribution?

20:51 | Jan 15th

A Chinese court has sentenced Canadian Robert Schellenberg to death for drug smuggling. His retrial was announced a few weeks ago, amid growing tensions between Canada and China. The CBC's Asia correspondent Sasa Petricic explains how this death sent...Show More
Three views on Maxime Bernier

17:08 | Jan 14th

Maxime Bernier says the People's Party of Canada will be on the ballot across the country in the upcoming federal election. But for a lot of people, the new fiscally-conservative libertarian party is still a big mystery. To find out more, we went to ...Show More
Amid desperation, Canada targets Venezuelan 'dictatorship'

22:47 | Jan 11th

As Venezuela struggles with food shortages and hyperinflation, journalists Adrienne Arsenault and Evan Dyer describe the conditions on the ground and how Canada is responding. Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland has condemned the country's ...Show More
Europe's lessons for Trump's border wall

22:01 | Jan 10th

As the debate rages in the U.S. over funding for Donald Trump's proposed wall on the country's southern border, we ask CBC correspondent Nahlah Ayed just how effective Europe's barriers have been in stopping the flow of migrants. Ayed has travelled a...Show More
How benzos and Xanax culture propel the opioid crisis

23:35 | Jan 9th

Why have benzodiazepines like Valium and Xanax been involved in a large number of Canadian opioid overdose deaths? Zachary Siegel, a journalist and fellow at Northeastern University, breaks down benzos, why they're having a moment in the rap world an...Show More
China's plans to dominate space

18:15 | Jan 8th

"By 2045, China wants to become the strongest space power and space technology-based power in the world," says Namrata Goswami, an expert on China's space program. One step towards that goal is the launch of a research mission to the far side of the ...Show More
Uber and the perils of the gig economy

19:26 | Jan 7th

"The fact that these three judges really got this power imbalance between workers and this huge behemoth multi-national corporation...was just really breath-taking." Labour law professor and gig economy expert Veena Dubal talks about the significance...Show More
Jagmeet Singh is fighting for his political life

21:00 | Jan 4th

"This is his biggest political test to date. It will decide the fate of Jagmeet Singh." With a federal election looming, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is under intense pressure to win a seat in the House of Commons in the upcoming Burnaby South byelection...Show More
Why the US Government is Still Shut Down

21:15 | Jan 3rd

The United States government is entering the thirteenth day of a government shutdown that some predict will last for weeks. So how does this end? CBC correspondent Paul Hunter warns we are in uncharted territory. "There's no path out, and that's the ...Show More
Can you trust your home smart speaker?

22:10 | Jan 2nd

"I have a love-hate relationship with it." CBC senior technology reporter, Matthew Braga, explains how smart speakers work, why companies like Google and Amazon want you to have one in your home, and what privacy issues you should consider before set...Show More
What's Canada's place in a chaotic world?

25:21 | Dec 31st, 2018

"The power that we have comes from influence, it comes from trying to convince countries to do things," says co-host of The National, Rosemary Barton. She joins Jayme to reexamine a series of events that challenged Canada's position in 2018 - from th...Show More
The year in opinion

23:12 | Dec 28th, 2018

"We must engage with people who don't agree with us," says Simi Sara host of The Simi Sara Show. She joins Buzzfeed's Elamin Abdelmahmoud and The Globe's Adrian Lee for a chat about the stories that generated the most discussion and opinion in 2018.
How Fortnite blew up in 2018

18:19 | Dec 27th, 2018

"What Fortnite has done is break all the rules around what makes a successful video game," says Tom Power, host of CBC Radio's q. Fortnite has over 200 million registered users, and is reported to have brought in two billion dollars in profits for Ep...Show More
The terrible, no good year for Quebec sovereignty

15:17 | Dec 26th, 2018

"For 40 years, sovereignty has been in elections by default because either the party in power or the party in opposition was a sovereigntist party ? that is no longer the case," says long-time Quebec journalist Martin Patriquin. While the question of...Show More
Asylum in Canada explained

21:00 | Dec 24th, 2018

"Canada doesn't have a refugee crisis. Canada has a crisis of will in terms of what we want to do," says refugee and immigration lawyer Zool Suleman about the influx of people crossing the American border to seek asylum in Canada. The country's budge...Show More
B.C. alleged terrorism case called a 'travesty of justice'

21:11 | Dec 21st, 2018

"From the justice system's point of view, you also have these bigger questions about how to conduct terrorism investigations, and investigations into these elaborate societal issues where we have fears about the crimes that people might commit." Toda...Show More
How and why the "yellow vest" protests spread

21:10 | Dec 20th, 2018

Economist correspondent Sophie Pedder says the 'yellow vest' protests in Canadian cities are different in some ways from the movement that inspired them in Paris.
What does $1.6B in federal cash mean for the oil and gas sector?

20:03 | Dec 19th, 2018

"People are frustrated and they're upset and frankly, they're scared," says CBC business correspondent Peter Armstrong about workers in the oil and gas industry following months of record-low oil prices. On Tuesday the Canadian government announced a...Show More
Who decides if you're dead?

20:00 | Dec 18th, 2018

"In the vast majority of circumstances, families and care providers in the intensive care unit are on the same page," says Dr. Brian Goldman on Taquisha McKitty's case. The 27-year old woman has been declared brain dead by five doctors, but is breath...Show More
Will Doug Ford's friend become Ontario's top cop?

21:36 | Dec 17th, 2018

CBC Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley says there's been pushback against the recent appointment of Ron Taverner, a friend of Ontario premier Doug Ford, to take over the provincial police force. Many worry Taverner's appointment could hurt the OPP's ...Show More
How Thunder Bay police fail Indigenous people

26:34 | Dec 14th, 2018

"When the agency that's supposed to protect you is also an agency that you fear, there is really little place for you to find shelter," says Jorge Barrera, a reporter with CBC's Indigenous Unit, in relation to a disturbing new report about the Thunde...Show More
Will controversial "Border Security" show get a government reboot?

17:47 | Dec 13th, 2018

CBC reporter Catharine Tunney says the reality TV show starring Canada's Border Services Agency was controversial. The show included footage of drug busts and interviews at ports of entry. It was not renewed after three seasons, but could come back. ...Show More
How the Huawei arrest is playing out in China

21:39 | Dec 12th, 2018

"The tone here is that this is an an innocent woman. So why would you treat her like a criminal? And the idea is, if you have handcuffed someone you have presumed their guilt," says Nathan VanderKlippe, the Globe and Mail's Asia correspondent. Tensio...Show More
Race, policing and a 'disturbing' pattern

20:17 | Dec 11th, 2018

"If a few white people were being killed at the rate that we are being killed...we wouldn't be having this conversation today," says Desmond Cole, in response to an Ontario Human Rights commission report on policing and race in Toronto. The report's ...Show More
Taking the pulse of weed legalization

19:52 | Dec 10th, 2018

"This really is the beginning of a cultural shift," says Solomon Israel, cannabis reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press. Nearly two months into cannabis legalization he breaks down the complaints - from low quality to short supplies - and the positive...Show More
Spying, industrial espionage and the arrest of Huawei's CFO

21:43 | Dec 7th, 2018

"It's incredibly hard to overstate the significance of this arrest." CBC's economics reporter Peter Armstrong breaks down why Canada's arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou for extradition to the U.S. is such a big deal.
Was banning 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' the right call?

20:03 | Dec 6th, 2018

"In the context of this song it seems weird to not engage a little bit with the words and the lyrics," says writer Stacy Lee Kong after broadcasters, including the CBC, pull the song 'Baby It's Cold Outside'. The song is being criticized for what som...Show More
Stopping the flow of Chinese fentanyl into Canada

18:11 | Dec 5th, 2018

"If we were doing something killing thousands of Chinese, we would hear from them loud and clear," says former Canadian ambassador to China, David Mulroney. He argues that Canada needs to pressure China to do more to stop the flow of fentanyl, and qu...Show More
The political cost of carbon taxes

19:17 | Dec 4th, 2018

As COP24 tries to set rules for how the world deals with environmental issues, we look at why the Canadian government has chosen carbon pricing as a key tool in addressing climate change. CBC reporter Nahlah Ayed gives us an overview of what's happen...Show More
After millions in gambling debts, questions remain for MP

18:40 | Dec 3rd, 2018

On Nov. 22, Raj Grewal said he would resign from his seat as the Liberal MP for Brampton East for 'personal and medical reasons'. Since then, new information has come to light...including a gambling problem, and a RCMP investigation into Grewal's fin...Show More
Should we break up Facebook?

18:47 | Nov 30th, 2018

This week, lawmakers all over the world sat down to grill Facebook about privacy and fake news. Canada's reps were especially harsh on the tech giant and one MP posed a tough question: Is Facebook just way too big? Breaking up a major American compan...Show More
After seven months trapped inside an airport, a refugee calls Canada home

21:04 | Nov 29th, 2018

Hassan Al Kontar is now safe in Canada. But for seven long months, the Syrian refugee was stuck inside the transit area of Kuala Lumpur Airport, terrified of being deported back to Syria. Today, Hassan shares how he survived being stranded, the psych...Show More
Is Canada ready for Russian election meddling?

22:10 | Nov 28th, 2018

There's a lot of evidence to suggest that social media accounts tied to the Kremlin tried to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election, the Brexit vote, the last French election, and several elections across Europe. Turns out, they've been active i...Show More
GM Oshawa closure casts new light on bailout

20:31 | Nov 27th, 2018

On Monday, General Motors announced it is pulling out of Oshawa, Ontario, where it employs more than 2,500 people. This comes years after a major Canadian bailout pulled GM back from the brink. The National's Jonathon Gatehouse breaks down corporate ...Show More
What will it take to build Trans Mountain? What will it take to stop it?

18:46 | Nov 26th, 2018

Reconsideration hearings for the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline continue this week in B.C. This is the same pipeline that the federal government bought for $4.5-billion, only to have a Federal Court of Appeal delay construction bec...Show More
Will Canada act after Jamal Khashoggi's murder?

12:16 | Nov 23rd, 2018

As the political fallout of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder becomes clearer, we look into Canada's response to Saudi Arabia with help from Canadian Press reporter Andy Blatchford.
Explaining Drake and Pusha T's beef

19:28 | Nov 22nd, 2018

On Tuesday, rapper Pusha T had a concert in Toronto interrupted by a brawl in the audience. Fans threw beer at him and tried to jump on stage. And now, a man is in life-threatening condition after being stabbed. Pusha T and Canadian rapper Drake have...Show More
Why Did Canadian Diplomats Get 'Phantom Concussions' in Cuba?

20:59 | Nov 21st, 2018

Nausea, debilitating headaches, loss of balance. Those are just a few of the symptoms that a group of Canadian and American diplomats became ill with last year in Cuba, even though none of them were physically hurt. Now, Canadian diplomats afflicted ...Show More
Viola Desmond's unfinished work

15:58 | Nov 20th, 2018

The $10 Canadian bill honouring civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond goes into circulation this week. The bill is being celebrated by many across the country. But for some, including El Jones, this is also an opportunity to reflect on the racism that r...Show More
McGill 'hazing' survivor reflects on St. Michael's sexual assault allegations

21:12 | Nov 19th, 2018

Police are investigating alleged assaults and sexual assaults at St. Michael's College School, including one reportedly involving members of the football team holding down another student and sexually assaulting him with a broom handle. D'Arcy McKeow...Show More
Brexit is a mess

15:12 | Nov 16th, 2018

Theresa May's Brexit plan is one step closer to reality. But members of the British Prime Minister's party are resigning and she could be removed from power. CBC London correspondent Nahlah Ayed explains how we got here and what it means for the futu...Show More
Inside the hunt for alleged Mexican drug lord El Chapo

19:19 | Nov 15th, 2018

U.S. prosecutors say Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is a brutal cartel kingpin that ran the largest drug trafficking organization in the world. As his criminal trial begins in Brooklyn, former DEA agent Andrew Hogan explains how El Chapo managed to evade ...Show More
Will the NHL concussion settlement change anything?

17:09 | Nov 14th, 2018

In 2013 a group of hockey players launched a lawsuit against the NHL alleging that the league failed to protect players from head injuries or warn them of the risk of playing. A tentative settlement between the NHL and more than 300 players has now b...Show More
Stan Lee's legacy is as complicated as the Marvel Universe

20:45 | Nov 13th, 2018

The day after Stan Lee's death, we look at the comic book legend's impact on popular culture. And New York Magazine and Vulture staff writer Abraham Riesman explains why Stan Lee's legacy is just a complicated as the superhero stories he helped creat...Show More
Google, Alphabet and the fight over a controversial 'smart city' in Toronto

25:13 | Nov 12th, 2018

CBC technology reporter Matthew Braga explains Sidewalk Toronto's plan to create a futuristic neighbourhood on waterfront property in downtown Toronto and breaks down why some say the high-tech smart city is the solution to our urban woes... while ot...Show More
Bridging the climate change divide

15:02 | Nov 9th, 2018

British author and carbon pricing expert, George Marshall, explains the psychology of climate change communication and describes the work he's done in Canada on this front - to bridge the political divides.
MP Tony Clement's sexting and extortion scandal

13:47 | Nov 8th, 2018

Longtime MP Tony Clement has resigned as justice critic for the official opposition and is leaving the Conservative caucus after admitting that sharing sexually explicit images and video led to an extortion attempt. Power and Politics host Vassy Kape...Show More
The U.S. midterm election explained

22:43 | Nov 7th, 2018

CBC Washington correspondent Keith Boag walks us through the United States midterm election results and what they mean.
'We were unwanted cargo' How Canada turned away refugees during the Holocaust

17:10 | Nov 6th, 2018

Eva Wiener describes her voyage across the Atlantic and how she feels about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's upcoming apology for Canada having turned her ship back. Also, CBC Ottawa Senior Reporter Catherine Cullen describes the politics of the apolo...Show More
Vancouver's complicated relationship with Chinese money

16:53 | Nov 5th, 2018

Bloomberg's Vancouver bureau chief Natalie Obiko Pearson helps us navigate the city's complicated relationship with Chinese money. That relationship has ties to the city's housing affordability crisis. Tackling affordability is job number one for Ken...Show More
Travelling with the migrant caravan

18:41 | Nov 2nd, 2018

A caravan of about 4,000 migrants is heading north through Mexico. Their journey has become heavily politicized. CBC's senior correspondent Susan Ormiston describes what she's seen during her travels with the migrants.
Who, in the world, wants to host the Winter Olympics?

15:56 | Nov 1st, 2018

Calgary city council nearly killed a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. If a city wide vote cancels the bid, just two possible locations remain, Italy and Sweden. Those campaigns face opposition as well. Toronto Star sports columnist Bruce Arthur ...Show More
How a B.C. man's healing journey ended in two murders

19:23 | Oct 31st, 2018

Sebastian Woodroffe's life unraveled after multiple trips to Peru to take the drug ayahuasca. What prompted his killing, and that of a Peruvian shaman? Mark Kelley from CBC's The Fifth Estate went to Peru to investigate.
'Alt-right' social network Gab's connection to an anti-Semitic massacre

16:24 | Oct 30th, 2018

Just minutes before one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in America's history, the alleged shooter posted a message to Gab, a social media network known for attracting white nationalists and the alt-right. So, what is Gab, and where does it fit in th...Show More
How Canada helped save the White Helmets

20:01 | Oct 29th, 2018

After a harrowing escape, more than a hundred Syrian war zone first responders and their families are being resettled in Canada, as refugees. Hear the CBC's Murray Brewster describe their journey and why they could still be in danger.
PREVIEW: Carbon tax or shell game?

15:39 | Oct 25th, 2018

How exactly does Canada's new carbon tax work? CBC Parliamentary reporter J.P. Tasker breaks it down.
Trailer

01:11 | Oct 19th, 2018

Coming October 29, Front Burner is a daily news podcast from CBC that explores the big stories of the day with curiosity and an open mind. Hosted by award-winning investigative journalist Jayme Poisson who takes you deep into the narratives shaping C...Show More