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Wet'suwet'en protests highlight Indigenous pipeline divide

Following protests over the arrest of 14 people at a pipeline blockade on Wet'suwet'en territory, CBC reporter Chantelle Bellrichard explains why the Coastal GasLink pipeline is dividing a number of B.C. Indigenous communities.
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The inside story of Rahaf Mohammed's escape from Saudi Arabia

Canada has granted asylum to Rahaf Mohammed, a Saudi teenager who fled to Thailand to escape alleged abuse from her family. CBC's senior correspondent Susan Ormiston shares the inside story of Mohammed's plight and her plans for the future.
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Was a Canadian's death sentence in China an act of diplomatic retribution?

A Chinese court has sentenced Canadian Robert Schellenberg to death for drug smuggling. The CBC's Asia correspondent Sasa Petricic explains how this sentence is being seen as retribution for the arrest of Huawei's Meng Wanzhou.
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Three views on Maxime Bernier

What’s the new federal People’s Party about? We speak with three Canadians who attended a Maxime Bernier rally in Toronto to find out what drew them there and if they have any concerns about his more controversial messages.
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Amid desperation, Canada targets Venezuelan 'dictatorship'

As Venezuela struggles with food shortages and hyperinflation, journalists Adrienne Arsenault and Evan Dyer describe the conditions on the ground and how Canada is responding. Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland has condemned the country's government, saying it is “fully entrenched as a dictatorship."
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Europe's lessons for Trump's border wall

As the debate rages in the U.S. over funding for Donald Trump's proposed wall on the country's southern border, we ask CBC correspondent Nahlah Ayed just how effective Europe's barriers have been in stopping the flow of migrants.
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How benzos and Xanax culture propel the opioid crisis

Why have benzodiazepines like Valium and Xanax been involved in a large number of Canadian opioid overdose deaths?
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China's plans to dominate space

By 2045, China wants to become the strongest space power in the world. Namrata Goswami, an expert on the country's space program, says its recent landing on the far side of the moon was just the beginning.
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Uber and the perils of the gig economy

Labour law professor Veena Dubal on the potential global implications of the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision to let a proposed class action lawsuit against Uber proceed.
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Jagmeet Singh is fighting for his political life

With a federal byelection coming up, CBC reporter Hannah Thibedeau explains why the NDP is betting its future on leader Jagmeet Singh winning a seat in B.C.'s Burnaby South riding.
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Why the U.S. government is still shut down

The United States government is entering the thirteenth day of a government shutdown that some predict will last for weeks. So how does this end? CBC correspondent Paul Hunter warns we are in uncharted territory. "There's no path out, and that's the problem right now."
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Can you trust your home smart speaker?

Senior CBC technology reporter, Matthew Braga, explains how smart speakers work, and what you need to know before you let one come into your home.
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What's Canada's place in a chaotic world?

Co-host of The National, Rosemary Barton, discusses Canada in the world in 2018.
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The year in opinion

Buzzfeed's Elamin Abdelmahmoud, The Globe's Adrian Lee and Simi Sara from CKNW in Vancouver discuss the year in opinion.
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How Fortnite blew up in 2018

Tom Power from CBC Radio's q helps us understand how the video game Fortnite became a cultural phenomenon in 2018, and even teaches host Jayme Poisson how to play.
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The terrible, no good year for Quebec sovereignty

Long-time Quebec journalist Martin Patriquin sheds light on why Quebec’s separatist movement is struggling, but why it will endure.
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Asylum in Canada explained

Vancouver lawyer Zool Suleman explains how Canada's refugee and immigration system works and shares his perspective on the influx of people crossing the American border irregularly to seek asylum in Canada.
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B.C .alleged terrorism case called a 'travesty of justice'

Jason Proctor, senior reporter for CBC Vancouver, explains why a B.C. couple accused of planning a bomb plot had their convictions stayed due to entrapment and abuse of process by the RCMP.
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How and why the "yellow vest" protests spread

Sophie Pedder, Paris correspondent for The Economist, says the 'yellow vest' protests in Canadian cities are different in some ways from the movement that inspired them in Paris
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What does $1.6B in federal cash mean for the oil and gas sector?

CBC's Peter Armstrong explains what $1.6 billion in federal support could for the oil and gas sector, and the entire Canadian economy.
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Who decides if you're dead?

Dr. Brian Goldman on Taquisha McKitty's case, and what happens when doctors and patients' families disagree on what death is.
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Will Doug Ford's friend become Ontario's top cop?

CBC Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley says there's been pushback against the recent appointment of Ron Taverner, a friend of Ontario premier Doug Ford, to take over the provincial police force. Many worry Taverner's appointment could hurt the OPP's independence from political influence.
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How Thunder Bay police fail Indigenous people

CBC Reporter Jorge Barrera unpacks the recommendations from Ontario’s police watchdog report on systemic racism in the Thunder Bay Police Service.
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Will controversial "Border Security" show get a government reboot?

CBC reporter Catharine Tunney says the now-cancelled reality TV show starring Canada's Border Services Agency was controversial from the start. The show included footage of drug busts and interviews with undocumented immigrants. It was shut down in 2015, but could come back.
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How the Huawei arrest is playing out in China

Nathan VanderKlippe, the Globe and Mail's Asia correspondent, reports on how the Canadian arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is being talked about in China.