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

Pogues singer Shane MacGowan dead at 65

Shane MacGowan, the singer and principal songwriter for the Pogues, who fused punk energy and traditional Irish music but whose lifestyle often overshadowed his musical contributions, has died. He was 65.

For Toronto's Markels, justice and advocacy after 'unthinkable' murder has come slowly, but surely

After years of justice delayed, the conviction of Dan Markel's former brother-in-law and the arrest of his mother-in-law within the last two weeks have left his Toronto family gratified and hoping their bid for full justice is closer to its end after nearly a decade.

Yusef Salaam, convicted and exonerated in notorious Central Park Five rape, wins NYC council seat

Yusef Salaam said he was "deeply humbled" to win a seat Tuesday on the New York City Council, a reflection of the approach he's taken despite spending about seven years in prison for an infamous crime he didn't commit.

Donald Shebib, director of landmark Canadian film Goin' Down the Road, dead at 85

Donald Shebib, director of Goin' Down the Road, the 1970 best picture winner at the Canadian Film Awards and a movie perennially recognized as one of the country's best, has died. He was 85.

Top U.S. military officer Milley taking 'safety precautions' after Trump alleges treason

Mark Milley, set to retire as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says he will take "appropriate measures" to ensure his security after former president Donald Trump suggested he had committed a treasonous act that would have once warranted death.

Canadian-founded Rumble rejects British government request on Russell Brand content

Rumble, Canadian-founded video platform that has gained currency among right-wing pundits and websites, is rejecting a request from a British parliamentary committee to stop comedian Russell Brand from being able to monetize his content there as sexual assault allegations are being investigated.

Escaped murderer's goal was to land in Canada. He wouldn't be the first to flee across the border

Pennsylvania authorities captured Danelo Cavalcante after a two-week manhunt, with one official telling reporters Cavalcante considered an escape to Canada. He would have been far from the first U.S. fugitive to land in Canada.

Journalist and author Peter C. Newman, who chronicled Canada's power brokers, dead at 94

Peter C. Newman, who for more than a half-century chronicled this country's power brokers on Parliament Hill and in Canadian boardrooms, earning praise and sometimes the enmity of his subjects, has died. He was 94.

Trump pleads not guilty to Georgia election interference charges, seeks to sever his case from others

Former president Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to charges of illegally trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia, waiving his right to appear at an arraignment next week.

Giuliani found liable for defaming Georgia election workers after 2020 vote

Rudy Giuliani was found liable for defaming a mother and daughter who served as Georgia election workers during the 2020 presidential contest. A civil trial will determine damages the former Donald Trump lawyer will pay to Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss.