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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.
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Who is Jason Kenney, Alberta's next premier?

The United Conservative Party’s Jason Kenney will be Alberta’s next premier. Today on Front Burner, CBC Calgary’s Allison Dempster breaks down last night’s election results, and Maclean's journalist Paul Wells takes a deep look at Jason Kenney's career.
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Sex assault reforms held up by Senate 'old boys,' says former Tory leader

Today on Front Burner, former Conservative leader Rona Ambrose on why she thinks her bill on judges' sexual assault training must pass, and soon.
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Winter is ending: Game of Thrones' impact on pop culture

Today on Front Burner, we break down the cultural significance of Game of Thrones with Vox critic-at-large Todd VanDerWerff, as its eighth and final season begins.
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Alex Gibney on the Julian Assange arrest

On Thursday, Julian Assange was arrested and taken out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Oscar winner Alex Gibney, who made a film about Assange in 2013, talks to us about the Wikileaks founder’s last few years.
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The long fight over a 'secular' Quebec

CBC Montreal journalist Jonathan Montpetit walks us through the persistent debate around secularism and reasonable accommodation in Quebec, from Hérouxville to the CAQ’s Bill 21.
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NXIVM's Allison Mack pleads guilty to role in alleged sex cult

After high profile guilty pleas in the criminal trial of NXIVM’s alleged sex cult, Josh Bloch, host of the CBC podcast Uncover: Escaping NXIVM, brings us up-to-date.
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Former Facebook insider's wake-up call to the 'catastrophe' of big tech

Today on Front Burner, author Roger McNamee on how the way Facebook, Google, make money is inseparable from Big Tech’s most dangerous effects.
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The political longevity of Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu is put to the test

Today on Front Burner, CBC’s Derek Stoffel explains Benjamin Netanyahu’s political longevity and the upcoming Israeli election.
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A controversy over race, rap and country music

For weeks, the song Old Town Road by rapper Lil Nas X had been climbing the country music charts. After Billboard disqualified the hit saying it wasn’t "country" enough, there’s been a big conversation about genre, authorship and race. Brittany Spanos from Rolling Stone breaks it down.
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Frustration, hypocrisy and the SNC scandal

CBC opinion columnist Robyn Urback and freelance journalist Jen Gerson share their thoughts on the frustrations many Canadians feel towards the SNC-Lavalin controversy, and what that might mean for their expectations of government.
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How do anti-carbon tax provinces plan to fight climate change?

Today on Front Burner, CBC's J.P. Tasker explains how holdout provinces say they would fight climate change without a carbon tax.
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The story behind unsolved murders in Toronto's Gay Village

In this season of Uncover: The Village, reporter Justin Ling reveals the history of unsolved murder and missing-persons cases in Toronto’s Gay Village.
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A secretly recorded phone call, and the growing SNC-Lavalin scandal

CBC Power and Politics host Vassy Kapelos breaks down the secretly recorded phone call between former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould and former Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick - as the SNC-Lavalin controversy grows.
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White supremacist and homophobic posts force UCP candidates out

Since the writ dropped in Alberta, two candidates have resigned from the United Conservative Party over Islamaphobic, white supremacist, homophobic and transphobic messages on social media. Maclean’s writer Jason Markusoff walks us through the fallout.
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The woman who hid Edward Snowden

When Edward Snowden showed up at her door, Vanessa Rodel had no idea who he was. Then she saw his face of the front page of the newspaper. Vanessa tells the story of how she gave Snowden refuge, and the price she paid to help him.
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How the merger of Disney and Fox will change movies and tv

After the merger of Disney and Fox, one movie studio controls almost 40% of the box office. But is bigness a good thing for moviegoers and TV watchers? Film critic David Sims on the new economics of Hollywood.
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He survived a massacre and became living evidence

Today on Front Burner, CBC’s Nahlah Ayed brings us the story of Ramiro Cristales. As a boy he survived a brutal massacre during the Guatemalan civil war, only to be abducted and forced to live with a soldier who killed members of his family. As a man he came to Canada as a refugee and helped send that soldier to over 5000 years in prison.
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Mueller: no collusion, no obstruction, no exoneration

A summary of Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 election is out. CBC Washington correspondent Keith Boag breaks down what we know so far, and the implications for the Trump administration.
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How far right influencers thrive on YouTube

The Christchurch mosque shooter formed his radical views online. Today, an examination of how far right communities spread their toxic messages on the Internet and how they use YouTube to do it.
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Could pharmacare in Canada be a reality?

Health reporter Kelly Grant explains what the federal budget means for the possibility of national pharmacare in Canada.
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Who will take on Trump in 2020?

CBC Washington reporter Lyndsay Duncombe guides us through the growing list of Democratic presidential candidates vying to run in 2020.
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Inside Alberta's 'House of Cards' scandal

A 'kamikaze candidate' and allegations of tens of thousands of dollars of irregular campaign donations. Investigative reporter Charles Rusnell takes us through the political scandal facing Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party in Alberta.
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The aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings and the rise of far-right extremism

Mass shootings at two mosques on Friday evening in Christchurch, New Zealand, were felt around the globe. We hear from Adrienne Arsenault, who is in Christchurch. And from Stephanie Carvin, a former analyst for CSIS, on the steady rise of far-right extremism in Canada.