Introducing: The Flamethrowers

Introducing: The Flamethrowers

Undecided voters grill leaders face to face

The CBC’s senior political correspondent Rosemary Barton on how the national federal party leaders did on tough questions from undecided Canadian voters. 

Election platform primer (Part 2 of 2)

The CBC’s Ryan Maloney returns for Part 2 of our back-to-back platform primers for the major parties. This episode: the NDP, Green Party, and People’s Party of Canada. 

Election platform primer (Part 1 of 2)

Election day is just around the corner, so CBC’s Ryan Maloney is here to provide back-to-back platform primers for the major parties. First up: The Liberals and Conservatives. 

Afghanistan's refugee crisis: The view from Pakistan

As food prices rise and the currency falls in Taliban-held Afghanistan, many are fleeing to neighbouring Pakistan in search of a better life. CBC senior correspondent Susan Ormiston takes us there. 

A disappearance at ‘The Pit’

Nearly six years after her disappearance, Sheree Fertuck’s husband is on trial for murder in Saskatoon. Today, Front Burner explores the controversial undercover police sting operation at the heart of the case. 

Recapping a crucial election debate

Last night was the only English-language federal leaders’ debate of this election cycle. And with Justin Trudeau and Erin O’Toole neck and neck in the polls, the stakes couldn’t be much higher. CBC senior writer Ryan Maloney joins us for a look at the night’s most significant mom ...  Show more

‘What are they hiding?’ 9/11 families fight for U.S. documents

As the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, ProPublica’s Tim Golden fills us in on why families of those killed are suing Saudi Arabia, and what secrets are contained in documents they want released. 

On the court with Raptors President Masai Ujiri

Masai Ujiri recently signed on to become vice-chairman of the Toronto Raptors, in addition to his role as the NBA team's president. Today, he talks to host Jayme Poisson about what it means to rebuild the team after Kyle Lowry's departure, his commitment to growing African basket ...  Show more

Where the major parties stand on climate change

The major parties are all promising big action on climate change, but their plans and targets look different. Today on Front Burner, we compare the parties’ strategies and take a closer look at their credibility. 

Encore: 'Suddenly, this is all he'd want to talk about.'

One woman’s story of how two of her loved ones got pulled into conspiracy theories — and how she fought to bring them back from the brink. This episode originally aired in January 2021. 

Mysterious noise sparks discovery of crypto power plant in Alberta

A mysterious noise frustrating an affluent Alberta community sparked the discovery of a secretly set up bitcoin-mining operation. CBC Calgary’s Sarah Rieger explains. 

Election watch: Anger on the campaign trail

In the third week of the federal election campaign, Althia Raj describes the vitriolic protests seen at campaign events and the newly released Liberal platform. 

Horse dewormer the latest trend in COVID-19 misinformation

False claims about COVID-19 have people calling up Alberta farm supply stores looking for a livestock dewormer called ivermectin. Vera Bergengruen tells us why. 

After chaotic US withdrawal, a view from Kabul

After 20 years, the last U.S. troops have left Afghanistan. Ali M. Latifi, a correspondent for Al Jazeera English, brings us a view from the ground in Kabul. 

Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes goes on trial

Once a darling of Silicon Valley, Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes is now facing prison time for fraud. Host of ABC’s The Dropout podcast Rebecca Jarvis on what you need to know about the upcoming trial. 

Where the major parties stand on housing affordability

Housing affordability is shaping up to be a top issue for voters in the upcoming federal election. What are parties promising to do about it? And will it actually work? We ask senior director at the Smart Prosperity Institute Mike Moffatt. 

A fourth wave for whom?

As case counts rise across the country, health experts warn that the COVID-19 fourth wave is very much here. But who will bear the brunt of it? 

‘I feel very hopeless that I’m stuck here’

Today, the harrowing story of an Afghan doctor — currently in hiding from the Taliban — and his Canadian wife, who are desperate for the Canadian government to help them escape Afghanistan. 

Election watch: The major parties’ early days

As we roll into the second week of this federal election campaign, Éric Grenier and Althia Raj look at where things stand in the polls, and break down how the major parties are faring thus far. 

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