The Big Story

An in-depth look at the issues, culture and personalities
shaping Canada and the world today


The key to understanding Canada’s border problems

The safe third country agreement, in place since 2004, is at the heart of every story you hear about Canada’s border security. It...


When everything goes to Helsinki

When Donald Trump stood with Vladimir Putin and refused to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, it...


Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. What’s happening to Star Wars?

There’s a dark side gathering strength within one of pop culture’s most successful franchises. A group of angry fans has bullied some cast...


Toronto is a safe city, so why is everyone scared?

A spike in shootings has politicians at every level talking about Toronto’s gun violence. But the numbers say you’re safer in Toronto than...


Ignoring interest rates is finally costing you money

With the amount of debt Canadians carry and the state of housing markets in our largest cities, interest rates might be the most...


The wheels come off in the West

Greyhound buses have been an essential part of transportation in the prairies for nearly a century, but that ends November 1st. The company...