Chris Iorfida

Senior Writer

Chris Iorfida has worked in TV news, radio, print and digital in his journalism career. He 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

Rock 'n' roll legend Little Richard dead at 87

Little Richard, the electrifying and flamboyant showman whose classic tunes helped spur the explosion of rock 'n' roll and influenced countless musicians, has died. He was 87.

Nova Scotia tragedy joins grim list of Canadian mass shootings

The shootings in Nova Scotia, described by Premier Stephen McNeil as "one of the most senseless acts of violence in our province's history," join a line of tragic and horrifying mass killings in Canada.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter John Prine dead at 73 of COVID-19 complications

John Prine, the plain-spoken singer-songwriter whose body of work saw him shift effortlessly between poignant reflections on mortality and humorous takes on life's absurdities, has died after falling ill with COVID-19, his family announced on Tuesday.
Analysis

Trump's impeachment and how it compares to the trial of Bill Clinton

The substance of the misdeeds that led to articles of impeachment for Bill Clinton and Donald Trump couldn't be more different, but there are some similarities to be gleaned as the impeachment process plays out.

Trump impeachment inquiry: What's been said so far, and what could trip up the Democrats' case

As the House-led impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine enters a new week, and its second month, here's a look at some of what is known about the testimony Democrats have heard so far and what the next several weeks could entail.

Toronto meeting was part of Ukraine pressure campaign by Trump team: U.S. diplomat

The testimony of U.S. diplomat Bill Taylor as part of congressional inquiries into whether President Donald Trump committed an impeachable offence included a teasing detail about a meeting in Canada.
Analysis

Why it's hard — but not impossible — for Republicans to rival Trump in a primary

Donald Trump isn't the first U.S. president to face a primary challenge from his own party. Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush all dealt with intra-party opponents.
CBC Explains

Presidential impeachment: What it is, and when it's been used

As Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seems to have turned a corner in investigating alleged wrongdoing of President Donald Trump, CBC looks at the impeachment process and its history.
Analysis

El Paso officials wary of Trump visit after mass shooting

El Paso City Representative Cassandra Hernandez told CBC News that Donald Trump's planned visit to the city after a deadly mass shooting will only be fruitful if it is accompanied with "meaningful change," including a change in tone from the president himself.

Justin Amash, who's called for Trump impeachment inquiry, says he's leaving Republican Party

Justin Amash of Michigan, one of the few members of the Republican Party to criticize U.S. President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr in the wake of the special counsel report on Russian interference into the election, said Thursday he's leaving the party.

Ivanka Trump's starring role on Asia trip 'surreal' to Democratic lawmakers

Democrats on Tuesday continued to criticize Ivanka Trump and the White House for what they said was her improper place as a part of U.S. delegations at the G20 summit in Japan and on the administration's subsequent trip to the North Korea-South Korea border.

As Howard Schultz ponders a U.S. presidential run, here's a look at other independent upstarts

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is teasing a 2020 presidential candidacy as an independent. If modern U.S. history is any indication, his chances of winning outside the two-party system are slim.

Continuity or change? 9 elections around the globe to watch in 2019

This year will see elections in the world's most populous democracy, another that has already seen head-spinning leadership changes this century, and six countries in the G20 alliance, including Canada.

Which Democrats are running for president in 2020?

Here's a look at who's still running for the U.S. presidential nomination to unseat Donald Trump in 2020, a list that no longer includes Cory Booker, the latest hopeful to drop out.

Trump comments on U.S. soldier, Huawei court cases latest in a pattern

Just days after saying he would intervene in the case of Huawei executive Meng Zhanzou if it was advantageous, Donald Trump on Sunday said he would be reviewing the situation involving a U.S. soldier accused of killing a suspected bomb maker in Afghanistan, the latest examples of the U.S. president politicizing court proceedings.