10/20/2012 06:22 EDT | Updated 12/20/2012 05:12 EST

5 must-reads from you may have missed

This week saw a bruising second U.S. presidential debate, a surprise resignation by the premier of Canada's most populous province, and an examination of the perils of bullying both online and off following the suicide of B.C. teen Amanda Todd.

Here are five features from you may have missed:

Presidential politics and the Benghazi attack

As the battle to become the next U.S. president heats up, CBC's senior Washington correspondent Neil Macdonald weighs in on how Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney have been handling questions about the deadly embassy attack in Libya, as well as the administration's response to the bloody assault that left four Americans dead.

Bullying and the aftermath of Amanda Todd's death

Canadians have been searching for answers after the suicide of Amanda Todd, a B.C. teen who had been bullied, and harassed online.

Cyberbullying, and the possible real-life consequences of online conduct came to light after an Ontario man who posted negative comments about the B.C. teen after her death was fired by his employer. CBC's Janet Davison looked at how an online posting can cost you your job.

France and Quebec

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois made her first trip to France this week, meeting with recently elected President Francois Hollande.

The European nation revived its 'neutral' position on Quebec independence, prompting CBC correspondent and documentary-maker Terence McKenna to chronicle the 'wink-wink, nudge-nudge that is Quebec and France'

Dalton McGuinty's exit and the 'arrogance of power'

Ontario residents got a major surprise early this week, when Dalton McGuinty announced he was proroguing the legislature and resigning as premier after nine years at the helm of the province and 16 as leader of the provincial Liberal Party.

CBC's Robert Fisher looks at the embattled Liberal leader's decisions, his struggle to advance his agenda in a minority government and the arrogance of power that can trip up long-serving governments.

TransCanada whistleblower

CBC's Investigative Unit talks to Evan Vokes, a former TransCanada engineer who raised concerns about pipeline inspectors with the National Energy Board, because he believed management at the pipeline company wasn't addressing on his complaints.

Extra credit...

Once you've caught up on the week that was, tune in as Paul Hunter travels across the U.S. ahead of the presidential election. This week, the CBC reporter looks at Mitt Romney's faith, travelling to Salt Lake City to find out more about the man seeking America's highest office and his Mormon religion.