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Are we headed for a recession?

As stock markets tumble and unemployment ticks up, a recession could be looming, or maybe it’s already here. CBC business journalist Pete Evans explains.

A conversation with Toronto Raptor Fred VanVleet

NBA superstar Fred VanVleet shares his journey from undrafted underdog to leader of the Toronto Raptors in this special interview with Front Burner on the court at the OVO Athletic Centre.
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Anger over military draft grips Russia's home front

How anger over Russia’s military draft is manifesting on its home front — from violent protests to long lines to exit the country.

Fiona's path of destruction

As people in Atlantic Canada start to pick up the pieces, we look at the damage that post-tropical storm Fiona left in its wake.

N.S. mass shooting hearings are over, questions remain

As the public hearings into the Nova Scotia mass shooting end, a closer look at what the inquiry has uncovered and what's gone unanswered.

The sordid saga of Hunter Biden's laptop

Hunter Biden’s laptop has taken on a lore of its own. It has been weaponized and politicized. But was coverage of it wrongly restricted? Journalist Andrew Rice takes us through the results of New York Magazine’s investigation.

The takedown of harassment site Kiwi Farms

As the site known for its users’ harassment campaigns struggles to stay online, we take a closer look at Kiwi Farms and the campaign to get it off the internet.

What kind of King will Charles be?

At 73, King Charles III is the oldest monarch to assume the British throne. Today on Front Burner, author and former royal correspondent Stephen Bates discusses what the new King's reign might look like in an era where the relevance of the monarchy continues to be questioned at home and abroad.

How abortion is shaping the U.S. midterms

How the fight around abortion rights may be firing up American voters ahead of the November midterm elections.
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Grief, questions remain after Sask. mass murder

Why a suspect in Saskatchewan was at large for months before the mass stabbings and what’s known about his death while in police custody.

How war, industry and religion shaped Tolkien's Middle-earth

Dissecting J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, a world that strikingly mirrors our own — born out of the horrors of the 20th century, the world wars and so much more.
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Understanding Pierre Poilievre: Part 2

Today on Front Burner, the second part of our in-depth look at Pierre Poilievre and what his election as leader could mean for the Conservative Party of Canada.

Understanding Pierre Poilievre: Part 1

Today on Front Burner, the first of our two-part series about the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Pierre Poilievre.
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Queen Elizabeth at the end of an empire

A look back at the upheaval and scandal during seven decades of Queen Elizabeth’s rule, and what her death means for the future of the monarchy.

Inside Ukraine — a country living with war

Six months into Russia’s protracted war in Ukraine, a snapshot of the country from several key flashpoints.
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U.K. teens joined ISIS, Canada accused of coverup

The story behind allegations that a man smuggled British teens into ISIS-controlled Syria while Canadian intelligence used him as an informant.

Saskatchewan reeling after fatal stabbings

The RCMP is still searching for one murder suspect after a stabbing spree in northern Saskatchewan. Here’s what we know so far about the horrific attack.
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Inside a QAnon road trip with the 'Queen of Canada'

We dive deeper inside the conspiracy-fuelled movement surrounding QAnon figure Romana Didulo, the self-proclaimed “Queen of Canada” — and look at how her following progressed from a purely online phenomenon to a real-world one, with increasingly real consequences.

How Serena Williams changed the game

A look at the remarkable life and legacy of tennis superstar Serena Williams, who has signalled that this year’s U.S. Open will likely be the last pro tournament of her more than 20-year career.

The verbal ambush of Chrystia Freeland and political anger in Canada

In the wake of a recent verbal ambush on Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland in Alberta, we take a closer look at political anger, and how it's expressed.

More than 1,000 dead in calamitous Pakistan floods

The view from Pakistan, where relentless flooding has killed more than 1,000 people, and threatens to leave a third of the country underwater.

Two Afghans on their frustrated efforts to come to Canada

One year out from the Taliban retaking control of Afghanistan, two Afghans who worked with Canadians during the war describe the fear they live with now and their frustrated efforts to make it to Canada as refugees.
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Germany needs energy. What can Canada offer?

In the wake of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's recent visit to Canada in search of energy to power his country, what does Canada have to offer?

The myth behind 'nobody wants to work anymore'

As some employers struggle to fill vacant positions, we discuss what’s behind Canada’s labour crunch, where workers are going and why the shortage will likely persist.

Ontario mulls private solutions for public health-care crises

It's a perennial debate: what role should the private sector have in Canada's public health-care system? The fact is, it's already part of the ecosystem. Now, Doug Ford's government in Ontario is mulling the use of more private surgery clinics to alleviate pressures facing the public system.