Terence McKenna

Correspondent / Documentary maker

Terence McKenna has reported extensively on domestic and international affairs for more than 40 years. His CBC documentaries have won numerous awards in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. Based in Toronto, he now reports for CBC's The National.

Latest from Terence McKenna

As ICUs fill up, doctors confront grim choice of who gets life-saving care

The moment every health-care worker dreads is drawing perilously near in Ontario — when a lack of ICU beds means doctors will have to decide who gets potentially life-saving care and who doesn't.

Australia's COVID-19 successes shine a light on Canada's troubled long-term care sector

When it comes to the death toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, the comparison between Canada and Australia is shocking. Australia has suffered four deaths per million residents compared to more than 212 in Canada. 

While Singapore touts its COVID-19 success, migrant workers face the greatest risk

With only 21 deaths, Singapore has one of the lowest per capita death rates for COVID-19 in the world. But a large majority of the cases are centred in its guest-worker community.

How South Korea managed to flatten the COVID-19 curve

South Korea's first line of defence against COVID-19 now is at the Seoul airport, and it's an impressive sight. 

How France found itself in the middle of a coronavirus catastrophe

While France is reputed to have one of the best health care systems in the world, it was slow to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and is now scrambling to contain it.

'Tremendously dangerous': In Iran, conspiracy theories and religious bickering slow COVID-19 response

When the COVID-19 outbreak first appeared in Iran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei proclaimed it a hoax, a conspiracy from the country's enemies.

Why Italy was hit so hard and so fast by COVID-19

Italy’s death toll now exceeds 1,800 people, the highest anywhere in the world outside China. Experts say Canada can take lessons from what happened there.
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Internal Boeing messages detail how pressure to cut costs eroded company's renowned safety culture

Internal messages and emails from Boeing are painting a clearer portrait of a profit-focused management culture at the world's largest aircraft manufacturer, where pressure for short-term shareholder returns seems to have overwhelmed safety concerns.

Federal government reaches settlement with 3 Canadian men tortured in Syria and Egypt

After months of on-and-off negotiations, the federal government has reached a settlement with three Canadian men as compensation for the role Canadian officials played in their torture in Syria and Egypt.

Intolerance, xenophobia have permeated political rhetoric in Quebec

Intolerance and xenophobia have been above the surface of the political debate in Quebec for years. It will be interesting to see if this week’s attack at a Quebec City mosque will submerge them, Terence McKenna writes.