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Loneliness, suicide, substance abuse: Mental health in Alberta's oilpatch

Today on Front Burner, an intimate look at mental health struggles among workers in Alberta’s oilpatch with the co-producer of a new documentary on the subject, Digging in the Dirt.
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Controversial candidates and big campaign promises

Today on Front Burner, our weekly election panel breaks down a series of controversial candidates and we explain some of the latest party promises with help from CBC’s Vassy Kapelos and Katie Simpson.
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Please Explain: Where the major parties stand on climate change

In Please Explain, voters come on Front Burner to ask their biggest questions about the election. First up: Marieke Walsh from the Globe and Mail explains the party platforms on climate change, and how the carbon tax is doing for Canada.
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Understanding Vladimir Putin's grip on power

Today on Front Burner, CBC’s Moscow Correspondent Chris Brown takes us through Vladimir Putin’s decades-long grip on power, and whether or not a popular protest movement and falling approval numbers could signal change for Russia's political future.
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Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale and its much-hyped sequel

Today on Front Burner, Slate’s book critic Laura Miller discusses The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s much-hyped sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.
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The paths to Canadian election victory

The federal election campaign is set to kick off today, and so does our weekly election panel. Today on Front Burner, Power and Politics host Vassy Kapelos and CBC’s polling analyst, Éric Grenier.
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'It's all or nothing for her': From environmental lawyer to Green Party leader, a profile of Elizabeth May

Today on Front Burner, as the Green Party looks to capitalize on pre-election momentum, Canadian Press reporter Mia Rabson takes us on a deep dive into the life and career of longtime leader Elizabeth May.
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Bianca Andreescu brings a tennis Grand Slam to Canada

Today on Front Burner, a conversation about Bianca Andreescu, the first Canadian to win a singles Grand Slam title after beating Serena Williams at the U.S. Open on Saturday.
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After the storm: two portraits of hurricane recovery

As the Bahamas takes stock of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian, two very different portraits of recovery: Houston, Texas and the Caribbean island of Dominica, each rocked by hurricanes in 2017.
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A conversation with the 'Berlin patient,' the first person cured of HIV

Today on Front Burner, a conversation with Timothy Ray Brown, a.k.a. the “Berlin patient,” the first person cured of HIV.
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The fight to control the Arctic

Today on Front Burner, journalist Neil Shea on the fight between Canada, the U.S., Russia, Denmark and others to control the Arctic.
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Justin Trudeau's record versus rhetoric examined by Netflix's Patriot Act

Today on Front Burner, CBC’s Power & Politics host Vassy Kapelos gets us up to speed on the biggest pre-election stories of the week.
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Meet Justice Abella, the judge called Canada's Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Today on Front Burner, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Shribman joins us to talk about his rare interview with a Supreme Court of Canada Judge as her trailblazing career winds down.
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Can the Bloc Québécois return from the brink?

In recent years, the Bloc Québécois has had abysmal election results and a lot of leadership turmoil. Can new leader Yves-François Blanchet re-invigorate the once powerful party? Today on Front Burner, freelance political journalist Martin Patriquin shares his perspective on what Blanchet can do to move the party past its fractious past.
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What a landmark ruling means for the opioid crisis

Today on Front Burner, we talk to journalist Zachary Siegel about legal landmarks in the fight to curb the opioid epidemic, and what it might mean for the thousands of cases soon to be before the courts.
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How Andrew Luck's retirement might shape the NFL's future

Today on Front Burner, Globe & Mail sports columnist Cathal Kelly on star NFL quarterback Andrew Luck’s shock retirement, and how it might shape pro football.
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Why is the Amazon rainforest burning?

Canada has pledged $15 million to fight fires in the Amazon rainforest. Today on Front Burner, Reuters Brazil correspondent Jake Spring breaks down how these fires are linked to the region’s increasing deforestation.
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Depression in the first person with Anna Mehler Paperny

Today on Front Burner, journalist Anna Mehler Paperny on her unflinching memoir, Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me: Depression in the First Person.
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What is the militant neo-Nazi group 'The Base'?

Today on Front Burner, VICE’s Mack Lamoureux and Ben Makuch talk about the global neo-Nazi group “The Base”, the investigation into a Canadian army reservist, and the military’s stance on extremism in their ranks.
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The 2 sides to Justin Trudeau: A pre-election profile

Ahead of the fall election, a portrait of Justin Trudeau and his time in office with the help of CBC News political reporter Aaron Wherry.
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A veteran mob reporter on organized crime in Canada today

Today on Front Burner, Toronto Star reporter Peter Edwards on a brazen “targeted” shooting in Toronto, and his take on the state of organized crime in Canada.
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Climate change at centre of Elections Canada partisan ad controversy

Today on Front Burner, Elections Canada spokesperson Natasha Gauthier explains why the agency may deem climate change a partisan issue during the 2019 federal election; and executive director of Evidence for Democracy, Katie Gibbs, shares her perspective on the controversy.
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Women's lives upended after cancer diagnosis linked to BIOCELL breast implants

The BIOCELL textured breast implant is linked to a rare form of cancer that has struck women in Canada and around the world. CBC investigative journalist Valérie Ouellet joins us to explain how this particular breast implant flew under the radar for so long.
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Kenora, Ont., closes only homeless shelter in midst of drug crisis

Opioids and crystal meth have hit the population of Kenora, Ont., hard. TVO reporter Jon Thompson joins us from Kenora to explain why local authorities have decided to temporarily close the city’s only homeless shelter in the midst of a drug crisis.
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'Troubling tactics' and the ethics report on Justin Trudeau

A report from the ethics commissioner Wednesday said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his office used “troubling tactics” in the SNC-Lavalin case. The CBC’s Vassy Kapelos breaks down what it all means, two months before the election.