Kazi Stastna

Senior Producer

Kazi Stastna is a senior producer with CBCNews.ca. She has worked as a features writer and copy editor with CBC's digital news team for over a decade. Prior to that, she was at the Montreal Gazette and worked as a reporter and editor in Germany and the Czech Republic.

Latest from Kazi Stastna

Can 'green banks' bring clean energy to the masses? The U.S. is betting $27B on it

"Green banks" are one way that the Biden administration intends to distribute the billions of dollars in clean energy funding contained in the Inflation Reduction Act. We take a closer look at these quasi-public entities meant to accelerate the adoption of solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy.

Kansas vote on abortion broke the mould. Party strategists now have to figure out what it means

Strategists across the American political spectrum were busy reading the tea leaves this week, trying to intuit what a vote on abortion rights in Kansas that upended many of the expectations for primary elections in a red state might mean for the November midterm elections.

U.S. tax credit could rev up electric vehicle production in Canada

Canadian automakers breathed a sight of relief Thursday after U.S. lawmakers scrapped part of a massive incentive package for electric vehicles that would have excluded those assembled in Canada from a new consumer tax credit.

Americans are in a bad mood, and that could bode well for Trump in 2024

The race for the Republican presidential nomination won't begin in earnest until after the midterms, but the question of whether former U.S. president Donald Trump will run already looms large.

The Jan. 6 revelations that analysts say might stick

They'll be back. That's what members of the House select committee investigating former U.S. president Donald Trump's effort to overturn the 2020 election promised at the conclusion of their last public hearing of the summer. We look at what legal and political analysts say were some of the most significant moments so far.

Americans recognize the climate is changing. But they disagree on why — and what to do about it

As images of melting runways, buckling railway tracks and raging wildfires consumed the world's attention this week, Americans remained deadlocked on how to slow the climate change that scientists say is driving much of the extreme weather we're seeing.

Eye-popping price increases for staples like milk and eggs leave some in the U.S. with few options

In the U.S. as in Canada, inflation has been most noticeable at the gas pump. But the jump in the cost of staples such as milk, eggs and flour is also hitting consumers and small businesses hard. In one neighbourhood in Washington, residents are struggling to adjust to the sticker shock of their weekly grocery bills.

Inspiration but no clear co-ordination between Trump and Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, Jan. 6 hearing suggests

The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol used social media posts and other evidence Tuesday to show that Trump was rallying supporters to Washington as early as Dec. 19, and that leaders on the far right seemed to be heeding the call.

Revised timeline of police response to Texas shooting confirms what parents already feared

Residents of Uvalde, Texas, say they don't know what to make of the stunning admission by police Friday that they waited more than an hour outside the locked door of two classrooms at Robb Elementary School while children were inside with the gunman who shot 19 of their classmates and two teachers.

Child survivors of Texas school shooting struggle to shake memories of what they saw, heard

Three days after an 18-year-old gunman walked into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and fired on two classrooms full of fourth-graders, the devastating and life-altering impact on the children who survived and the relatives of those killed is apparent in the small, tight-knit town where the tragedy occurred.