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.
Ask Me Anything: Senator Murray Sinclair
Sen. Murray Sinclair takes listeners' phone calls on the role of the Governor General and the ongoing Mi'kmaw fishery dispute in Nova Scotia as part of Cross Country Checkup's Ask Me Anything series.
Oct. 18, 2020 - Is it time to reconsider whether Canada needs a Governor General?
Amid allegations that she berated, belittled and humiliated Rideau Hall staff, Gov. Gen. Julie Payette has come under fire for her behaviour while Canada's representative for the Queen. Those reports have led to an unprecedented third-party investigation and over $100,000 spent by the federal government in legal fees. Our question this week: Is it time to reconsider whether Canada needs a Governor General?
Ask Me Anything: Susan Rice
Americans go the polls in less than a month. Susan Rice, former U.S. national security adviser to Barack Obama and ambassador to the United Nations, took listeners' calls as part of Checkup's Ask Me Anything series.
Oct. 11, 2020 - How do you correct people who are misinformed about COVID-19?
When questionable information about the novel coronavirus flows from family, friends, or co-workers, is it time for flight — or fight — for you? Our question this week: How do you correct people who are misinformed about COVID-19?
Oct. 4, 2020 - Can Canada afford all the pandemic relief spending?
Though the economy is rebounding, many Canadians still remain out of work — and are relying on government support — thanks to the pandemic. But those coronavirus-related aid packages have come at a cost.
Ask Me Anything: Elizabeth May
Former Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May takes listeners' calls as part of Cross Country Checkup's Ask Me Anything series.