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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.


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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.




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Feb. 5, 2023 - How do you feel about MAID including those who suffer solely from mental illness?

This week the federal government tabled a bill to delay the expansion of the medical assistance in dying (MAID) law until 2024. The expansion would allow Canadians who suffer solely from mental illness to be eligible. What's at stake for you?


Jan. 29, 2023 - What should be done to fix air travel in Canada?

Canada's minister of transport says the country's airline passenger bill of rights will be reworked this spring because of traveller complaints surrounding things such as flight cancellations, stranded passengers and lost luggage. What's your travel story?


Jan. 22, 2023 - Are you rethinking how much alcohol you drink?

It’s Dry January and there’s a new set of health guidelines. The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction says no amount of alcohol is safe and any more than two drinks a week is risky. Should the government start regulating alcohol like cigarettes?


Jan. 15, 2023 - What impact is the inflation squeeze having on your life?

Have fond holiday memories given way to January bills? With things like interest rates and the price of fuel, groceries and housing remaining high, analysts say a recession is looming. What are you doing about it?


Ask Me Anything: Fitness and diet myths

This week's segment is focused on diet and fitness myths. Personal trainer and registered dietitian Chinwe Asagwara joins us to answer your questions.


Jan. 8, 2023 - What question do you have about the new COVID-19 subvariant?

A new COVID-19 subvariant has now been confirmed in multiple provinces in Canada. The Omicron offshoot is also rising rapidly south of the border, and scientists say it could soon be a dominant strain in the U.S. and other countries. How is COVID affecting you right now?


Ask Me Anything: Trouble sleeping

This week's segment focuses on sleep. Dr. Charles Samuels answers questions about people who are having trouble sleeping. What would you like to know?


Jan. 1, 2023 - What was the most important news story of 2022?

From the war in Ukraine, to unprecedented protests in Ottawa, and record-breaking inflation — 2022 was an eventful year. As we enter the new year, we look back once more at the stories that hit home with Canadians.


Dec. 18, 2022 - What holiday traditions are you looking forward to the most this year?

It's nearly the festive season and many Canadians are preparing to carry out their annual traditions or start new ones. Whether it's something you've been doing for years, or something inspired by a change in your life or the pandemic, we're interested in what you have planned for the holidays.


Ask Me Anything: Baking with Bruno Feldeisen

This week's Ask Me Anything segment focuses on food. Our guest is Bruno Feldeisen of CBC's The Great Canadian Baking Show. What questions do you have about holiday baking and cooking?


Dec. 11, 2022 - How is the flu season affecting you and your family?

An early and severe flu season is starting to hit Canadian kids and Canadian hospitals. It's led to sickness, and in some cases death, among children. Are you or your kids getting the flu shot?


Ask Me Anything: Diana Matheson

This week's segment is with Canadian soccer star Diana Matheson on a new soccer league coming to Canada. What would you like to know?


Dec. 4, 2022 - How are you dealing with high prices in the lead-up to gift-giving season?

Skyrocketing costs have been one of the top stories of 2022 for Canadians. And now the most expensive time of the year is here. How have you previously gotten through tough times during the holidays, and what solutions have you come up with this year?


Ask Me Anything: Winter holiday travel

This week's segment is on holiday travel. Our guests are Frederic Dimanche and Barry Shecter. Dimanche is a director of hospitality and tourism management at Toronto Metropolitan University. Shecter is a travel commentator and expert with New Wave travel.


Ask Me Anything: Emergencies Act inquiry

This week's segment is on the Emergencies Act inquiry, specifically Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's testimony. Michael Kempa answers your questions. He's an associate professor of criminology at the University of Ottawa.


Nov. 27, 2022 - What does it mean to you to see Canada at the World Cup?

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is well underway, with Canada’s men’s team making its first appearance in the tournament since 1986. Qatar, the host country, continues to face global scrutiny for its criminalization of homosexuality and treatment of migrant workers. Are you concerned about Qatar's human rights record?


Nov. 20, 2022 - What impact is the surge in hospitals having on your life?

A swell of COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has Canada's hospital system overloaded with patients, specifically young people. What should be done about it?


Ask Me Anything: Trump's return

This week's segment is on former U.S. President Donald Trump announcing his plans to run again in the 2024 election. Political commentator David Frum answers your questions.


Ask Me Anything: Ali Hassan

This week's Ask Me Anything is with comedian Ali Hassan. Hassan is a CBC host and author of the new memoir Is There Bacon in Heaven?. He'll be available to answer your question.


Nov. 13, 2022 - What impact is debt having on your life? How did you get out of it?

Inflation and interest rate hikes are making wallets a lot lighter, and the debt is mounting for Canadians and their businesses. According to a report by Statistics Canada, Canadians now owe $1.82 for every dollar of disposable income they have. And in an effort to combat inflation, the Bank of Canada raised its benchmark interest rate in October by 50 basis points to 3.75 per cent. But even as inflation cools, food prices continue to rise, putting further stress on people's finances.