Part One of The Current
It's Thursday, October 27th.
Two Calgary schools are banning scary costumes for Halloween this year.
No scary costumes?! There go any plans to dress up as The World Economy.
This is The Current.
Rick Mercer on Bullying Gay Teens
Long before anyone described Jamie Hubley as troubled -- they described him as a talented athlete, a born performer, a loving child. He was also the only openly gay boy at his Ottawa high school. The fifteen year old endured relentless bullying for years. And earlier this month, he took his life.
It's a death that's enraged Rick Mercer. He's spoken out before against gay bashing, but on his comedy show this week, Rick Mercer stepped outside his own comfort zone. And he's challenging others to do the same.
Rick Mercer is our guest this morning. He was in our Toronto studio.
Other segments from today's show: