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November 11, 2018 - Remembrance Day
Wearing a poppy is a personal choice. Some people embrace the symbol. Others don't. Meanwhile, there are other forms of poppies that carry different meanings. What does the remembrance poppy mean to you?
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November 4, 2018 - Medically assisted dying
What changes do you want to see to Canada's assisted dying laws?
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October 28, 2018 - Debt dilemma
Canadians now owe roughly $1.70 for every $1 they earn, and according to some experts that's among the highest in the developed world. What does a rate hike mean in your life?
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October 21, 2018 - Climate Cost
What's the price you are willing to pay to stop climate change?
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October 14, 2018 - Cannabis is coming
Like it or not, smoking pot for leisure will no longer be a crime on Wednesday, Oct. 17. How do you feel about marijuana legalization?
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October 7, 2018 - Digital detox
What does a digital detox mean for you?
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Sept. 30, 2018 - The role of Canada's correctional system
A child killer is moved from a prison to a healing lodge.The child's family is outraged, saying she should not be given an easier sentence after her horrific crime. And now, the federal government is reviewing the situation. What should be the role of Canada's modern correctional system - to punish or to rehabilitate?
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Sept. 23, 2018 - Tornadoes in Ottawa and Gatineau
Two tornadoes ripped through the Ottawa-Gatineau area on Friday, leaving thousands without power, and levelling many houses on its path.
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Sept. 16, 2018 - Notwithstanding clause
Ontario Premier Doug Ford has invoked the notwithstanding clause, in the name of preserving democracy. Does it bother you? Or, are you simply indifferent?
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Sept. 9, 2018 - A statutory holiday to remember residential schools
A new statutory holiday may be coming, one that aims to remember residential school survivors. Conversations around the potential holiday will resume in Ottawa this fall. What would this mean for you? Is it going to heal the wounds? Or, will it just be another day-off for you?
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Sept. 2, 2018 - NAFTA talks
Win, lose or draw, it's a NAFTA showdown of historic proportions. One that could hit pocketbooks and radically reshape Canada's economic, political and cultural landscape. What effect is this having on you?
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August 26, 2018 - Diversity in film
What was the first movie or TV show that you identified with?
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August 19, 2018 - Unwanted family heirlooms
It's being called the greatest wealth transfer in human history. As baby boomers start handing down family heirlooms, many are asking: who wants all this stuff? What will you do with your unwanted family heirlooms? With guest host Michelle Eliot.
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Aug. 12, 2018 - Diplomatic dispute between Saudi Arabia and Canada
What began as a tweet of concern about human rights has led to a diplomatic feud between Saudi Arabia and Canada. Are we prepared to pay the price of standing up to repressive regimes?
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Aug. 5, 2018 - Living the dream
Have you ever wished you could give up your day job and live the life you've always wanted? Maybe you changed career paths to follow a passion. What did you do?
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July 29, 2018 - Gun Control
In the wake of Sunday's downtown Toronto shooting, city council voted to ban handgun sales in the city. Should the rest of Canada follow suit? How far should government go?
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July 22, 2018 - Sex-ed
Parents and teachers are scrambling after Ontario Premier Doug Ford scrapped its existing sex ed curriculum, in favour of one taught in 1998.
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July 15, 2018 - Cross-border special: Trump! Trudeau! Trade!
Live from Madison, Wisconsin, Cross Country Checkup takes calls from both sides of the border. Who is doing a better job on trade - Trump or Trudeau? Has the Canada-U.S. relationship changed? How do we avoid a trade war? This is a co-production with WPR - Wisconsin Public Radio and PRI - Public Radio International.
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July 8, 2018 - Bikes vs. Cars
Bike lanes, bike bans, no right turns, lower speed limits - even car bans. There's been plenty of pedalling, but not much movement. Who is to blame for cycling deaths in Canada? What has to change to stop them?
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July 1, 2018 - Unexpected wildlife encounters
School is over, summer is on... cue the Canadian wilderness! Camping, cottages, long hikes - and possibly, a life-changing encounter with a wild beast. What was your unexpected encounter with a wild animal?
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June 24, 2018 - Nursing home quality of care
The Wettlaufer inquiry is ringing alarm bells in long-term care homes across Canada. Is there adequate oversight in elder homes? Who takes responsibility for quality of care?
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June 17, 2018 - Trump-Trudeau trade rift
Do shaky trade relations shake you? Can a US trade war be averted? Are you ready for trade headwinds coming from the south?
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June 10, 2018 - Ontario Election
How could Doug Ford's victory change the political conversation in this country?
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June 3, 2018 - Public pipeline
Should tax dollars be used to build pipelines? Is the environmental risk worth the economic payoff?
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May 27, 2018 - First Nations resource rights (short)
Live from Prince Rupert, BC. Is it time for Canada to transfer resource rights back to First Nations? A shorter edited version of the program
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May 27, 2018 - First Nations resource rights
Live from Prince Rupert, B.C. Is it time for Canada to transfer resource rights back to First Nations?
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May 20, 2018 - Royal marriage (short)
What do you think of the royal wedding? Have you been following the events?
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May 20, 2018 - Royal marriage
What do you think of the royal wedding?
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