Modern Marriage - Sue Rideout
Love and Marriage ... Love and Marriage ... Go together like a horse and carriage ... this I tell you brother ... you can't have one with out the other ...
That may have been true in the past. But the way Canadians think about marriage is changing. For the first time, there are more unmarried adults in Canada than married ones. Nearly 51.5 per cent of Canadians are now either in common law relationships or single.
And as part of our project Shift, we wanted to take a look at what's behind this. Sue Rideout has produced a documentary called Thoroughly Modern Marriage. It will air this Thursday at 9 o'clock -- 9:30 in Newfoundland and parts of Labrador -- on CBC Television's Doc Zone on CBC Television. She was in Toronto.
Tomorrow on The Current, we're going to devote the entire program to China. It's a country that wields a growing amount of political and economic clout. And it's being transformed by sweeping demographic changes.
The Current's Kristin Nelson has been digging into them to find out what they mean for China and the world. We heard from her with some of the stories you will hear about on tomorrow's program, as part of our project, Shift.
This Day in HistoryOn this day in 1912, English explorer Robert F. Scott reached the South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had gotten there first.This led Scott to criticize the pole as "too touristy."