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What the reopening of the U.S. border means for travellers

The United States is set to reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travellers by air, land or passenger ferry starting Nov. 8. In this week's AMA segment, Prof. Kelley Lee answers your questions about the U.S. border reopening.

Firing health-care workers who refuse to vaccinate raises ethical concerns: experts

Some Canadian health-care workers have already lost their jobs or been suspended from their roles due to their refusal to be vaccinated, while others brace for a similar fate when their province or territory’s vaccine deadline arrives.
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Is it fair to fire health-care workers who refuse to get vaccinated?

Canadian health-care workers who don't get vaccinated face suspension and even firing in most provinces. What's your take on that?
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How to deal with Thanksgiving anxieties while in the middle of a pandemic

Thanksgiving can be a tricky time at the best of times — and a pandemic adds all kinds of additional anxieties. In this week's AMA segment, psychiatrist Dr. Jackie Kinley answers caller questions about Thanksgiving and anxiety

Why this Indigenous radio host says it's time to decolonize Thanksgiving

As radio host Kim Wheeler and historian Peter Stevens explain, the origins of Thanksgiving in Canada alienate Indigenous peoples.
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What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Since last Thanksgiving, Canada has gone through several waves of COVID-19 cases, restrictions have eased in many parts of the country, and vaccines became widely available. How are you celebrating the holiday?
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Canadians have a responsibility to push for reconciliation, says Chief Cadmus Delorme

On the heels of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Cowessess First Nation Chief Cadmus Delorme discusses reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and answers questions from callers.

Facing pandemic losses, business owners say proof of vaccination requirements adding to stress

With proof-of-vaccination policies coming into effect, business owners say that they're facing stress over worries of having to turn away customers — especially after more than a year of losses.
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What's the source of your COVID-19 anxiety now?

It's been more than 18 months since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared. While restrictions and lockdowns have eased, the coronavirus continues to rage in several parts of the country. How is that affecting you?
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How do you feel about the election results?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the results signal a "clear mandate" from Canadians for his government to get back to work amid the ongoing pandemic. What do you think?
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What do you hope your vote will achieve?

Monday, Sept. 20 is election day in Canada, and the race is so close that the results could come down to a small percentage of ballots. What do you want to accomplish with your vote?

Protests at Trudeau rallies an evolution of far-right ideology, says expert

Evan Balgord, executive director of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, believes those showing up to protest against government COVID-19 restrictions, and what they see as Trudeau's role in them, are individuals steeped in far-right ideology or those who are sympathetic to it. 
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Which party leader has won or lost your vote?

There's just over a week until election day. Canadians will head to the polls on Monday, Sept. 20. What is factoring into your vote?
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CBC's Rosemary Barton answers your questions about the upcoming federal election

As schools reopen and people return to regular work schedules, questions about the campaign and candidates are gearing up. Rosemary Barton joined guest host David Common to answer callers' questions about the 44th general election.

Catching COVID-19 in class and vaccine passports: Students' back-to-school questions answered

As students gear up to return to in-person learning this week, questions about the safety of schools are emerging in the midst of the delta-driven fourth wave. Pediatric infectious diseases expert Dr. Fatima Kakkar weighs in.
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What worries you most about back to school?

As students across the country gear up to head back to class, parents are left with plenty of questions this school year.

Housing affordability should be a 'priority' this election, says advocate

On Sunday, renter Michael Chapman spoke with Cross Country Checkup host Ian Hanomansing about his experience searching for housing in B.C.'s Souther Gulf Islands, and what he believes governments must do to address housing affordability.

Measures to make housing more affordable wouldn't be popular with voters: economist

Federal party leaders are pitching their plans to address housing affordability, but according to one economics expert, the key solution is one that could lower existing home values.
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How affordable is your housing situation right now? 

Affordable housing headlined the federal campaign trail this week. Multiple offers were made by the country's major political parties, but are Canadian buying in?
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Poor communication among forces causing chaos in Afghanistan, says retired major-general

Efforts to bring Afghan citizens to Canada as the Taliban takes hold of their country must be sped up, according to David Fraser who served in Afghanistan and led coalition forces as part of Operation Medusa in 2006.
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Are vaccine mandates a voting issue for you?

Mandatory vaccination has emerged as a top issue during week one on the federal election campaign trail. Will it affect your vote?

Federal election outcome could be unpredictable amid 4th wave, say strategists

While a snap election may work in the Liberal Party's favour, the fourth wave of COVID-19 could prove to be a wild card when Canadians head to the polls next month, according to political strategists.
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Are you ready for the federal election? Which issue will determine your vote?

Federal party leaders are campaigning, and election buzz is everywhere — even as a fourth wave of COVID-19 begins.

With Olympic gold, Sinclair and Labbé call for professional women's soccer team in Canada

Canada does not have any professional women’s soccer teams, but Team Canada's Christine Sinclair and Stephanie Labbé hope their Olympic gold win can help advance the sport in their home country.
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What's your most memorable moment from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

Canadians have made their mark on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Have you been watching?