Your Guide to Canada's Edible Pot Rules

The Canadian government has introduced rules around the sale of edibles and other weed products, like topicals. Sol Israel from The Leaf News walks us through what these new regulations look like, and why the new rules around edibles may have unexpected consequences.

Podcast: Hong Kong protests and fears of China's long reach

Hong Kong Free Press reporter Jennifer Creery on this week’s protests in Hong Kong over the government’s extradition bill, and what it means for the region’s fight to resist China’s influence.

Raptors Win! Raptors Win! Raptors Win!

The Toronto Raptors are the 2019 NBA Champions after Thursday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif. Today on Front Burner, CBC Reporter Devin Heroux and sports writer Alex Wong on the underdog team’s historic win.

How a far-right hate group operates in rural B.C. and across the country

Today on Front Burner, CBC’s Raffy Boudjikanian explains what the Soldiers of Odin are and why communities like Dawson Creek, B.C., are struggling to deal with them.

The Uninhabitable Earth: A grim portrait of the future of climate change

Author David Wallace-Wells on his frank new book, The Uninhabitable Earth, which examines what happens if we don't slow the pace of climate change.

Is Ontario Premier Doug Ford a problem for the federal Conservatives?

Power & Politics host Vassy Kapelos on how Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s current unpopularity might affect federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s chances in the upcoming election.

Decades of sexual abuse at one Ottawa high school

Dozens of students were sexually abused over several decades at one Ottawa high school. Today on Front Burner, senior reporter Julie Ireton on her new CBC investigative podcast, The Band Played On.

Will Boris Johnson be the next U.K. prime minister?

With U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on her way out, CBC's Europe correspondent Margaret Evans fills us in on who might succeed the Tory leader, and how they’ll tackle the Brexit mess.

The lessons of the Central Park Five

A Netflix miniseries has rekindled interest in the case of the Central Park Five, who became poster children for bias in the U.S. justice system and served decades in prison for a crime they did not commit. Filmmaker Sarah Burns on why the case is critically important today.

Why Kawhi Leonard is more than just a stoic NBA superstar

Today on Front Burner, as the Toronto Raptors gear up to face the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA finals, sports writer Alex Wong reports on the life and career of star player Kawhi Leonard.

Is Canada ready to combat election meddling online?

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould on Canada’s plan to deal with interference and disinformation ahead of the fall election.

Inquiry calls murders and disappearances of Indigenous women 'Canadian genocide'

Today on Front Burner, CBC’s Chantelle Bellrichard and Jorge Barrera report on the findings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and explain why the report says this violence is part of a "Canadian Genocide."
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Will Canada's new air travel protections actually help?

CBC National Business Correspondent Peter Armstrong on what you could be entitled to when your flight is delayed or your luggage is lost, according to Canada’s new air passenger protection regulations, and why some say they don’t go far enough.

Robert Mueller breaks his silence

Robert Mueller biographer Garrett Graff analyzes the special counsel’s first public statement since taking on the Russia investigation, and gives us a deeper look at the notoriously private prosecutor.

'I don't know if I can do this again,' says Everest climber as death toll hits 11

Eleven people have died on Mount Everest this climbing season. Canadian climber Elia Saikaly describes his latest “disturbing” trip up the world’s highest peak, and what he thinks could be done to prevent more deaths.
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Why Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott are running for re-election as Independent MPs

Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott are advocating for a less partisan political system and will run as Independent candidates in the next election. Co-host of CBC’s The National, Rosemary Barton, explains why they’re doing it and what challenges might be ahead for them.

What the Cindy Gladue case exposes about the justice system

The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered a new trial for a man accused of killing Cindy Gladue. CBC’s Kathleen Harris explains why the first trial raised so many questions about how Indigenous women are treated by the Canadian justice system.

Where do abortion rights in Canada stand today?

Today on Front Burner, women’s historian Shannon Stettner walks us through Canada’s history with legal abortion, and shares her thoughts on how protected reproductive rights are across the country.

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.

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.

$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.

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.

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.

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.