The Current

The Current for Oct. 2, 2020

Posted: October 02, 2020
Last Updated: October 02, 2020

Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

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Our national affairs panellists discuss Ottawa's new COVID-19 financial aid package and how Canadians are feeling as case numbers spike. Matt Galloway is joined by Mia Rabson, a national reporter for The Canadian Press, Shachi Kurl, the executive director of the Angus Reid Institute, and Jonathan Montpetit, a CBC digital reporter in Montreal. Plus, civil rights icon Rev. Al Sharpton says the U.S. is at a crossroads. He discusses the choice facing his country, the Donald Trump he knows, and a summer of reckoning on anti-Black racism. Then, Toronto doctor and author Vincent Lam says if you knew another shutdown was coming, you could prepare better. He’s calling for a “Covatical,” a planned, paid leave from early December to early January to reflect, refresh, and emerge brightly into 2021. And as the 2021 Whisky Bible faces criticism for sexist language, experts Becky Paskin and Johanne McInnis say the whisky world is long overdue for its #MeToo moment. They join us to discuss calls for change.  74:28

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Today on The Current

Our national affairs panellists discuss Ottawa's new COVID-19 financial aid package and how Canadians are feeling as case numbers spike. Matt Galloway is joined by Mia Rabson, a national reporter for The Canadian Press, Shachi Kurl, the executive director of the Angus Reid Institute, and Jonathan Montpetit, a CBC digital reporter in Montreal.

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Plus, civil rights icon Rev. Al Sharpton says the U.S. is at a crossroads. He discusses the choice facing his country, the Donald Trump he knows, and a summer of reckoning on anti-Black racism. 

Then, Toronto doctor and author Vincent Lam says if you knew another shutdown was coming, you could prepare better. He's calling for a "Covatical," a planned, paid leave from early December to early January to reflect, refresh, and emerge brightly into 2021.

And as the 2021 Whisky Bible faces criticism for sexist language, experts Becky Paskin and Johanne McInnis say the whisky world is long overdue for its #MeToo moment. They join us to discuss calls for change.