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 10 years. Prior to that, she was a reporter and editor in Montreal, Germany and the Czech Republic. She's currently writing from Washington, D.C.

Latest from Kazi Stastna

Ilhan Omar's trial by political firestorm

In just six months, Ilhan Omar has gone from freshman congresswoman to national lightning rod, not surprising for a dogged community organizer whose career has been on a rapid rise since she pulled off a historic upset in the 2016 Minnesota state election.

Boeing insists fix to 737 Max software will 'get it right,' but flights are likely still months off

It's the height of the summer travel season, and if the country's major airports are anything to go by, commercial flights are humming along at a brisk clip, but there's not a 737 Max jet in sight — and likely won't be for months.
Analysis

Tweets condemned as racist are part of Trump's plan, and strategists say it may work

U.S. President Donald Trump didn't back down after a chorus of condemnation over his tweets targeting four congresswomen, all of them women of colour. The move has some Republican strategists suggesting it's all part of a bid to make the most progressive Democrats the face of the entire party.

Panama Papers reveal billions hidden in anonymous paper shares

The Panama Papers revealed various complex, labyrinthine ways in which the world's wealthy have tried to distance themselves from their money, but one of the most common is surprisingly simple: paper stock certificates, long the preferred choice of money launderers and tax evaders and only recently banned in many jurisdictions.

Bitcoin feud over expansion threatens to destabilize currency

Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has earned legions of fans and has often been touted as the future of money, is in danger of having no future at all if a rift within the peer-to-peer network that keeps the bitcoin system running cannot be resolved.

Ottawa shooting inflated the rhetoric of 'homegrown terrorism'

As Canadians mark the one-year anniversary of the Ottawa shooting today, Muslim communities around the country will be sharing in the sorrow at the deaths of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent but will also be reminded of some of the ugly rhetoric that accompanied the tragedy and the unwelcome attention it drew to their faith.

Riding changes, lack of incumbents make for confusing election for voters

There has been much griping about the length of the current election campaign, but there is a bright side: voters have longer to get to know their candidates. That may be a good thing this election cycle as it's the first since a major redrawing of riding boundaries.

Flibanserin, 'female Viagra,' distracts from real causes of low libido: critics

The U.S. approval of the first pill to treat low libido in women has whipped up a whirlwind of debate, but does the so-called female Viagra address the real reasons for lack of sexual desire? Many health experts warn it does not.

Conservative pledge to collect data on foreign homebuyers gets mixed reception

While some in the real estate industry welcomed the Conservatives' pledge this week to collect more data on foreign ownership in the housing market, many are skeptical that such information will do anything to solve the problem of access and affordability in overheated real estate markets such as Vancouver or Toronto.
Analysis

Greece crisis: What the deal with eurozone demands

Now that Greece has agreed to wide-ranging reforms in order to secure a third bailout from the eurogroup, it is facing a strict timetable to implement those changes. Here's a look at the specifics of the deal.
Feature

Which cars are still made in Canada?

There are about 20 passenger vehicle models still made in Canada. We take a look at which models are made where.

Loss of Corolla doesn't have to be lethal blow for Canadian auto production

The news that Toyota is moving production of its popular Corolla vehicle to Mexico from Cambridge, Ont., is further confirmation that Canada has slipped to third place in North America's auto sector, but don't go writing the obituary of Canadian car manufacturing just yet, say some industry watchers.

How Canada's provinces are tackling greenhouse gas emissions

As Ontario prepares to join Quebec and California as the third jurisdiction in North America to adopt a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions, we take a look at what other actions some of Canada's biggest emitters are taking to tackle greenhouse gases.

California drought to squeeze produce prices, but so will other factors

Drought may have gripped California's agricultural heartland for a fourth consecutive year, but the lack of water isn't the only factor putting pressure on imported produce prices at the supermarket.

Luka Magnotta trial jury deliberations: What's taking so long?

The jury in the Luka Magnotta murder trial have ended their sixth day, but it's not clear whether that's because jurors are taking their time parsing the complexities of determining whether the 32-year-old was in his right mind when he killed university student Jun Lin or whether they've hit an impasse.