Cross Country Checkup from CBC Radio

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Cross Country Checkup is Canada's only national phone-in show, broadcasting live from coast to coast to coast. Checkup is Canada's weekly town hall — a place for raw, honest perspectives on the most pressing issues of the week. For over 55 years, it's where Canadians gather to listen to each other every Sunday afternoon. Call us: 1-888-416-8333.

Affordable housing headlined the federal campaign trail this week. Multiple offers were made by the country's major political parties, but are Canadians buying in? Our question this week: How affordable is your housing situation right now? Is housing the issue that could sway your vote?

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In parts of Canada, vaccine passports or proof-of-vaccination certificates will be a part of the ongoing public response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Jia Hu, a family physician who is currently working with the Public Health Agency of Canada on an international vaccine passport program, answers callers' questions about the …
As Canada and other countries lead evacuation efforts in Afghanistan, there are questions about those left behind. Retired maj.-gen. David Fraser, who served in Afghanistan in 2006 and with coalition forces as part of Operation Medusa, answers caller questions on the crisis in that country.
Mandatory vaccination has emerged as a top issue during week one on the federal election campaign trail. Our question this week: Are vaccine mandates a voting issue for you? Do they belong in the federal election debate?
Dr. Cora Constantinescu, pediatric infectious diseases specialist with the Vaccine Hesitancy Clinic at Alberta Children's Hospital, answers caller questions about vaccine safety.
Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau has asked Governor General Mary Simon to trigger an election that will be held on Sept. 20. Federal party leaders are campaigning, and election buzz is everywhere — even as a fourth wave of COVID-19 begins. Our question this week: Are you ready for the …
From addressing misinformation on social media to concerns around fertility, Dr. Vinita Dubey, associate medical officer of health for Toronto Public Health, answers caller questions on vaccine hesitancy.
Canadians have made their mark on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Swimmer Penny Oleksiak became the most decorated Canadian Olympian of all time. Andre De Grasse won gold and set a Canadian record in the men's 200-metre final. And team captain Christine Sinclair led the country's women's soccer team to Olympic …
At times this summer, it has been easy to imagine the pandemic is largely behind us. But Canada's top doctor says we're in a "precarious moment," and warned Friday of a fourth wave of COVID-19. Dr. Srinivas Murthy, pediatric critical care physician and infectious diseases specialist, answers questions about COVID-19 …
With Simone Biles's decision to exit two Olympic events, suddenly the world's top gymnast appears vulnerable. Some are calling it her greatest Olympic achievement — one that could revolutionize elite competition and choices made by Olympic athletes. Our question this week: Do we expect too much from Olympic athletes? What …
As wildfires continue to burn, the smoke is wreaking havoc all across the country. In our Ask Me Anything, Dr. Christopher Carlsten, professor and head of respiratory medicine at University of British Columbia, answers caller questions about wildfire smoke and health.
After a year delay, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are on. As athletes begin competing, are you feeling the passion — or the flame? Our question this week: How do you feel about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? Should they be held during the pandemic?
Former Canadian Olympian and 1992 Olympic gold medallist Mark Tewksbury answers callers' questions on today's edition of Ask Me Anything.
Ontario entered Step 3 of its reopening plan today. The move sees restrictions loosened on outdoor and indoor gatherings, religious services and retail, among others. It's the latest province to move into the next step of their reopening plan. British Columbia and Alberta moved into Step 3 earlier this month, …
Record-breaking temperatures have led to forest fires, heat-related deaths and damaged crops in parts of Canada. For many in the most-populated regions of the country, it is going to be a long, hot summer. Our question this week: How is the extreme heat so far this summer changing your thoughts …
As the economy reopens and travel ramps up, infectious diseases expert Dr. Lynora Saxinger answers callers' COVID-19-related questions.
Meterologist and Thompson Rivers University wildfire researcher Mike Flannigan answers caller questions on heat waves, wildfires and climate change.
The discovery of 751 unmarked graves near the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan comes just weeks after the remains of 215 children were found on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. With Canada Day just days away, some have questioned how to mark the …
Dr. Alex Wong, an infectious disease doctor at Regina General Hospital, answers callers' questions on vaccines and the latest public health guidance.
As restaurants and businesses reopen, concerts and festivals gear up and travel agents begin booking future getaways, Canadians are testing their limits as pandemic restrictions begin to ease. Are you ready to go back? Our question this week: What are your summer limits? What's your vacation plan?