Duncan McCue

CBC host and reporter

Duncan McCue is host of CBC Radio One's Cross Country Checkup and a correspondent for CBC's The National. He reported from Vancouver for over 15 years, and is now based in Toronto. During a Knight Fellowship at Stanford University in 2011, he created a guide for journalists called Reporting in Indigenous Communities. Duncan is Anishinaabe, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation.

Latest from Duncan McCue


Why environmentalists are taking their climate fight to Canadian courtrooms

A growing wave of climate litigation worldwide is led by environmentalists and communities aiming to force cuts to carbon emissions, and win damages to pay for the costs of adapting to climate change.

How a teen reporter's question to Kyle Lowry was heard around the world

Now that his question for the Toronto Raptors star has gone viral, 13-year-old CBC Kids News contributor Arjun Ram hopes for a long future in journalism.

MMIWG report missed chance to change how deaths are investigated, says Indigenous forensic pathologist

Kona Williams, Canada's first Indigenous forensic pathologist, says she's "disappointed" that the national inquiry didn't recommend improvements to systems for autopsies and death reports.

'I wanted to pay tribute': Raptors fan immortalizes Kawhi Leonard's iconic buzzer-beater with a tattoo

Ian Maningas has been a fan of the Toronto Raptors his whole life — and after Kawhi Leonard’s miraculous buzzer-beating shot sent the whole city into rapture last Sunday, he wanted to remember it forever.

What straight couples can learn from same-sex couples when it comes to chores

Studies suggest that gay and lesbian couples tend to be more egalitarian about who scrubs the tub and who buys the groceries — and it often comes down to openness and 'active negotiation'.

Are mandatory vaccines the solution to a looming health crisis — or fuel for conspiracies?

As more cases of measles are confirmed across the country, some are calling on government to mandate compulsory vaccinations to end outbreaks. But, experts disagree on whether the approach will work.

Floods, fires and ice storms: An ex-soldier's battle on the front line of natural disasters

As a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 13 years, Josh Bowen's resume reads like a catalog of Canadian catastrophes. Now, the former soldier is helping other communities prepare for natural disasters - and he says planning is key.

Blame the signs: When recycling is confusing, we avoid it

When you have to go out of your way to recycle, or the process is just too confusing, we're less likely to make an effort. University of British Columbia psychology professor Jiaying Zhao says simple changes could make being green easier.

Discovery of ancient burial mounds traps landowners in bureaucratic 'bottomless pit of hell'

A dispute over land where ancient gravesites have been found in Chilliwack is an example of a complicated problem in B.C., where heritage conservation laws have repeatedly pitted unwitting landowners against First Nations that are trying to stop their burial sites from being bulldozed.

Navigating the truth behind the political drama in the SNC-Lavalin controversy

As the SNC-Lavalin controversy continues to unfurl, pollsters are asking Canadians who they trust. Experts share with Cross Country Checkup the factors that voters should consider to determine who is trustworthy.

Canada 'falling behind' on fighting corruption abroad: Transparency International director

As the SNC-Lavalin affair continues to unravel in Ottawa, the Canadian director of an international anti-corruption watchdog says Canada needs to step up when it comes to addressing corporate bribery around the world.

Hey fellas, skip the gym selfie for better luck on dating apps

When it comes to apps like Tinder and Bumble, many men struggle to showcase themselves visually. One sociology professor says that's because men are unaccustomed to being objectified in pictures.

Pleading guilty: The complex reasons for a criminal defendant to waive their right to trial

Last month, two men pleaded guilty to two very different crimes, waiving their right to a trial. Remorse, plea bargains or expedience may be motivating factors, legal experts say.

Lack of sleep is 'epidemic' among Canadian teens. Here's why it has doctors worried

Lack of sleep has become a huge problem for Canadian adolescents, says a Sick Kids sleep expert, adding that, 'in 20 years time, we're going to see a whole generation of adults who are functioning sub-optimally.'

Does Canada's revamped food guide bridge cultural divides?

Health Canada's plant-focused food guide overhaul — which favours fruits, veggies, whole grains and plant-based protein, like tofu — may make the new version a hard sell in some ethnic and Indigenous households.