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Environmental rollbacks and Jason Kenney's 'summer of repeal'

CBC Calgary’s Allison Dempster explains Premier Jason Kenney’s dismantling of climate initiatives in Alberta, and how this might set up a much greater confrontation between the province and the federal government.
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Could Iran and the U.S. be headed for armed conflict?

Today on Front Burner, Nader Hashemi, the director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver, shares his thoughts on how relations between Iran and the U.S. took such a serious turn.
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$2B and counting: How the federal Phoenix pay system failed

The IBM-built Phoenix pay software was supposed to save millions of dollars a year by simplifying payroll for federal workers. Instead, it wreaked havoc on workers' T4s and pay stubs — while the cost to taxpayers ballooned. Parliamentary reporter Hannah Thibedeau explains how we ended up here.
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Modi, Hindu nationalism, and what's at stake with India's election

The election in India, the world's largest in history, has just wrapped up after a month of voting. New Delhi-based journalist Murali Krishnan reflects on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's last five years in power and what's at stake in the 2019 vote.
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Beef, bucks and beauty on YouTube

Internet culture reporter Abby Ohlheiser on James Charles, Tati Westbrook and the “beauty influencer” online universe, which she argues is bigger and more culturally significant than you might think.
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Abortion rights under attack in the U.S.

Today on Front Burner, CBC’s Lyndsay Duncombe explains why pro-choice advocates worry that a woman's right to choose in the U.S. is at risk of being overturned.

What ISIS can teach us about fighting far-right violence online

Today on Front Burner, Prof. Taylor Owen helps us understand the changing nature of online extremism, what we learned from dealing with ISIS, and who should be left to clean up the mess left by big tech.
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2 Newfoundlanders on the province's confounding election

With an election this week, two Newfoundlanders, CBC reporter David Cochrane and radio host Tom Power, dig into the many issues facing the province, and how voter apathy has spread during the campaign.
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'Racist' letters on Senator's website trigger suspension

Today on Front Burner, CBC’s JP Tasker unravels Lynn Beyak’s suspension from the Senate, after she refused to remove letters from her webpage that were widely deemed racist.
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Quebec's secularism bill praised and denounced as hearings begin

Today on Front Burner, a young Muslim woman on how Quebec’s secularism bill might affect her livelihood, and CBC Montreal reporter Jonathan Montpetit brings highlights from this week’s hearings on the bill.
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How humanity put 1 million species at risk of extinction

The Canadian co-author of the new UN report on extinction, Kai Chan, explains how the loss of one species can ripple out to affect an entire ecosystem in ways that we often don't realize until it's too late.
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Taking stock of Doug Ford's spending cuts

Today on Front Burner, CBC Queen’s Park reporter Mike Crawley on the cascade of cuts in Doug Ford’s Ontario, and how they might be felt in the province.
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How the Mark Norman trial could be 'a huge political circus'

CBC defence reporter Murray Brewster on the upcoming trial of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, and why it might turn into a political circus, right before the next federal election.
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Huawei exec back in court as China dispute escalates

As Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou returns to court, CBC Vancouver’s Jason Proctor on the repercussions from her arrest in December.
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Who gets to compete in women's sports?

Today on Front Burner, bioethicist Katrina Karkazis helps us understand why Caster Semenya’s fight to run competitively with naturally-occurring high testosterone levels has huge implications on the future of women’s sports.
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The push for regime change in Venezuela

Today on Front Burner — we speak to the CBC’s Evan Dyer about an attempt to oust Nicolas Maduro, and to Columbia University Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, who says the U.S. and others need to stay out of this conflict.
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Liberals under fire for accepting illegal SNC-Lavalin donations

Journalist Harvey Cashore on the revelation that SNC-Lavalin employees made illegal campaign donations worth more than $100,000 to the Liberal Party of Canada.
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Severe flooding afflicts Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick — again

Today on Front Burner, one Quebec family’s difficult decision to leave their flood-ravaged home for good, and a disaster prevention expert on how homes in flood-prone areas should be subject to mandatory buyouts.
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Inside Canada's alt-right online forums

Reporter Shannon Carranco got access to over 150,000 chat logs from a Canadian alt-right forum. What she found is frightening.
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The unlikely rise of the Toronto Raptors

Sportscaster Jack Armstrong tells us about a historic year from the Toronto Raptors, and the unlikely ascension of Canada’s only NBA franchise.
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One year after the van attack, 'incels' are unrepentant

One year after the deadly van attack in Toronto, the misogynistic online community that inspired it remains unchanged, says reporter Zack Beauchamp who spent a year investigating incels.
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Understanding the Sri Lankan attacks

Today on Front Burner, Amar Amarasingam breaks down what led up to the Sri Lanka attacks and explains why he fears that local divisions have been exploited by forces outside the country’s borders.
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How mistrust and fear make fighting Ebola more difficult

An Ebola outbreak in Congo has killed more than 800 people, and angry locals have attacked aid workers. Canadian doctor Vinh-Kim Nguyen tells us what he saw on an aid mission to the region.
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Will P.E.I. be the first province to go Green?

Today on Front Burner, CBC’s Kerry Campbell walks us through how a Scottish-Canadian dentist leading the Green Party… could end up the next Premier of Prince Edward Island and make Canadian history.
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How Notre-Dame Cathedral survived centuries of war and change

Today on Front Burner, French historian Paul Cohen explains how Notre-Dame Cathedral has survived centuries of war, change and restorations in its over 850 years of history.