Storm Fiona’s lingering emotional impact; novelist Ian McEwan, director Deepa Mehta and publisher Louise Dennys on the fight to preserve free speech; and the discrimination in health care faced by Indigenous people
Matt Galloway hears from Nova Scotians who are dealing with the devastation of storm Fiona; and discusses how to tackle the disaster’s emotional impact with family therapist Michael Ungar, director of the Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University.
Plus, an event at this week’s Toronto International Festival of Authors reflects on the state of free speech in the world, in light of the attack on Salman Rushdie. We speak with three of those who took part: novelist Ian McEwan, director Deepa Mehta and publisher and editor Louise Dennys.
And it has been two years since Joyce Echaquan died in a Quebec hospital after broadcasting online the racist abuse she faced while waiting for treatment. We discuss what has changed — and what hasn’t — with Glenda Sandy, a Naskapi-Cree public health nurse from Kawawachikamach, Que.; Nakuset, executive director of the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal; and Dr. Samir Shaheen-Hussain, a Montreal pediatric emergency physician and assistant professor at McGill University's Faculty of Medicine.