Canadian women have right to an abortion, Trudeau says. But it’s not enshrined in the charter

A leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion suggesting that the justices might overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion case prompted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to assure Canadian women that their rights are well protected. “Every... Read more »

Why Canada’s Roe v. Wade didn’t enshrine abortion as a right

A leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion suggesting that the justices might overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion case prompted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to assure Canadian women that their rights are well protected. “Every... Read more »

Unsafe sleep practices present in hundreds of infant deaths in Canada, CBC investigation finds

Safe Sleep is an investigative series examining what risk factors were present in more than 1,300 incidents of infant death over an 11-year span in Canada. Early one morning in 2018 inside a... Read more »

Staff shortages, rising absences in pandemic’s 6th wave take a toll on classrooms

Schools have struggled with ongoing staff shortages throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. But with previous in-school mitigation measures lifted across the country — or soon to be — the current rise in positive... Read more »

Please stop asking me where I got COVID

This First Person column is written by Melinda Maldonado who is recovering from long COVID. For more information about CBC’s First Person stories, please see the FAQ. When my dog looked at... Read more »

Worries of more school disruptions are rising alongside COVID-19 cases

As the spring weather improves, Montrealer Doug Bentley understands people feeling a pent-up desire to return to pre-pandemic normalcy. Still, as a parent with two kids attending elementary school, he remains “ill... Read more »

What it’s like to have aphasia, the ‘devastating’ language disorder Bruce Willis has

Before what she and her husband call their “one bad day,” Christine Patten was a director at a global law firm and an expert communicator. Now, Patten, 54, struggles to describe what... Read more »

Why is Canada’s illicit drug supply so deadly and what’s being done about it?

Canada’s overdose crisis has worsened during the pandemic, with the number of people dying from illicit drugs soaring to new heights in many provinces.  The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says... Read more »

COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the worst in people, pulled Canadians further apart, survey suggests

Two years of living through the COVID-19 pandemic has left Canadians in a dour mood, with the majority saying the ordeal has significantly disrupted their lives, pulled Canadians further apart, brought out the worst... Read more »