Chris Iorfida

Senior Writer

Chris Iorfida, based in Toronto, has been with CBC since 2002 and written on subjects as diverse as politics, business, health, sports, arts and entertainment, science and technology.

Latest from Chris Iorfida

Randy Weaver, key figure behind bloody Ruby Ridge standoff near Canada-U.S. border, dies

Randy Weaver, who died this week, was a deeply flawed extremist whose case nevertheless illustrates the awesome responsibilities law enforcement have and the careful line they must walk to avoid disastrous consequences, analyst says.

U.S. surpasses 1 million COVID-19 deaths: A look at the numbers

Reported COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have surpassed one million, according to tracking from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Analysis

Can the West continue arming Ukraine at the current rate?

The Americans may have already sent about one-third of their Javelin stockpile and one-quarter of their Stinger stockpile to Ukraine, raising questions about how much support the U.S. could offer in a protracted battle with Russia. Matching its words of support with domestic needs is much more of a challenge for Canada.
Analysis

As a special grand jury is chosen in Trump's election fraud case, here's what you need to know

Jurors will be chosen Monday to examine whether former U.S. president Donald Trump and some of his allies committed criminal offences in trying to deny Georgia's electoral votes to Joe Biden — votes that helped tip the 2020 presidential election. Find out more about the work of this special grand jury.
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Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court confirmation, and what comes next

Federal judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice on Thursday, making history as the first Black woman to reach the top court. Here's a closer look at what her confirmation means.
Analysis

Jeff Bezos ready to take rocket ride, a small step toward his fantastical space vision

Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos auditions his version of space tourism for a wider audience on Tuesday morning when he hops aboard a Blue Origin rocket along with three others. If it's a vanity project, it's one he's been pursuing since his youth.

Maple Leafs-Canadiens Game 7: Talk about it like a hockey expert (even if you're not)

Despite the storied history of both clubs, the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Montreal Canadiens to face off in Game 7 for just the second time in 16 playoff series (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 7 p.m. ET).

Health Canada silent on COVID-19 home tests as other countries push forward

COVID-19 tests that can be purchased at a pharmacy and taken at home have been part of the pandemic policy push in several countries. Health Canada, which previously expressed concerns about the tests, has still not indicated whether it will follow suit.

Mary Wilson of the Supremes dead at 76

Mary Wilson, a founding member of the Supremes whom Motown founder Berry Gordy called "the glue" that kept the legacy of the legendary group alive, has died. She was 76.

Christopher Plummer, Sound of Music star and oldest actor to win an Oscar, dead at 91

Christopher Plummer, who was among the greatest Canadian actors ever to grace stage and screen, has died at age 91.

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