Cross Country Checkup is Canada's only weekly national open-line radio program. It is broadcast live across Canada every Sunday afternoon on CBC Radio One and SiriusXM, and streamed live on the Internet. Each week Canadians from coast to coast join in a lively discussion on an issue of national interest that affects their daily lives. Toll-free number (during the broadcast only): 1-888-416-8333
Ask Me Anything: James Moore
Former Conservative cabinet minister James Moore answers callers' questions about Canadian politics, the resignation of Governor General Julie Payette, the future of the Conservative Party and more.
Jan. 24, 2021 - Is it time to ban non-essential travel? When will it feel safe to vacation again?
As fears grow over the spread of COVID-19 variants, new travel restrictions could come at any time, according to the federal government. Is it time to ban non-essential travel? Plus, Ask Me Anything with former Conservative cabinet minister James Moore.
Ask Me Anything: Mary Trump
Mary Trump, the niece of U.S. President Donald Trump and author of Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the Most Dangerous Man In the World, takes listeners calls.
Jan. 17, 2021 - How far should we go to enforce COVID-19 restrictions? Who should enforce them?
Rising COVID-19 cases are breaking records in both Quebec and Ontario. In a bid to slow the spread, the Quebec government has implemented a curfew, while officials in Ontario have declared a second state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order. Whether it's the police, a bylaw officer, your boss or calling the neighbour yourself, how do you think rule breakers should be dealt with? Plus, Ask Me Anything with author Mary Trump.
Jan. 10, 2021 - Is it safe to go back to school this winter? How is e-learning working for you?
School doors are swinging in many parts of the country, but not everywhere. Parents, teachers and premiers are divided: should schools open, close or remain online indefinitely? Meanwhile, all this uncertainty is taking its toll on students across Canada.
Our question this week: Is it safe to go back to school this winter? How is e-learning working for you?
Ask Me Anything: David Frum on U.S. Capitol Hill riot
The Atlantic's David Frum takes calls about Wednesday's siege on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.