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


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?

The Democratic candidates debate again Sept. 12 in Houston. Here's a look at who's running for the U.S. presidential nomination to unseat Donald Trump in 2020, and who's already pulled the plug on their candidacy.

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.

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.

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.

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.