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

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 some of the Democrats running for the U.S. presidential nomination and looking to unseat Donald Trump in 2020.

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.

John McCain, war hero and former U.S. presidential candidate, dead at 81

John McCain, the U.S. senator whose determination lifted him from the torture suffered as a Vietnam prisoner of war to the heights of Capitol Hill and the brink of the White House, has died at age 81.
TRANSFORMATION

How Canada's small towns are trying to survive and thrive in changing times

Beginning today and running throughout the summer, CBC News will present an interactive, multi-platform series called Transformation. It will look at how the diverse communities of small-town Canada are evolving to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Joe Jackson, patriarch of Jackson family of singers, dead at 89

Joe Jackson, the blue-collar steelworker who relentlessly moulded his children into singing sensations, has died.

Robert Mueller's special counsel probe is now a year old: Here's what's happened and what the future may bring

Robert Mueller was appointed by the Justice Department as special counsel under the auspices of the deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein exactly one year ago to investigate whether there was Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

Mexico wall likely to rise again in immigration talks

Top Senate Democrat Charles Schumer said Tuesday his party was pulling back a previous offer of billions in funding for Donald Trump's cherished border wall along the southern border with Mexico, but the administration hasn't been idle, pushing ahead with one of the president's signature pledges.
Analysis

2018: The year in elections around the world

While the names may not land with the impact of recent winners Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron, there will be several new heads of state on the world scene as a result of 2018 elections.

Lives lost in 2017: From tireless advocates to artists and political leaders

It is impossible in any year to take note of all the prominent people who died, but here's a look of those in Canada and around the globe who had an outsized impact or influence.
Analysis

Alabama voters were sharply divided by race, religion, gender, exit polls indicate

Exit poll data gleaned from voters in the Senate contest between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama Tuesday demonstrate there were stark divides among voters by race, religion and gender.

Charles Manson, cult leader and killer, dead at 83

Notorious cult leader Charles Manson, who had been imprisoned in California since being convicted of orchestrating the slayings of actress Sharon Tate and six others in the summer of 1969, has died at age 83.
Feature

Presidential term limits worth fighting for in some countries as Ugandan MP brawl shows

Uganda's riotous parliament scenes this week highlighted an issue that can be deadly serious in some countries: term limits. Here's a look at some examples around the world where imposing a constitutional limit on how long a leader can serve has not worked out.

Playboy Enterprises: For every success a pipe dream

While Playboy's legacy in terms of sexuality and nudity in its magazine will likely dominate the headlines, Playboy Enterprises has been involved in a host of ventures through the decades.