New report makes call to 'take back health care' in Canada; Canadians to be repatriated from detention camps for suspected ISIS members; and why we know less about cats than dogs
Some of Canada's leading experts have contributed to a new report, Taking Back Health Care, focused on fixing a system in crisis. Matt Galloway talks to two of its authors: Dr. Jane Philpott, a former federal health minister and now dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen's University; and Dr. Alika Lafontaine is president of the Canadian Medical Association.
Then, the federal government has agreed to repatriate 19 women and children from detention camps for suspected ISIS members in Syria, while a judge has also ordered that four men be brought back. We discuss what happens next with Leah West, a national security expert and assistant professor at Carleton University; and BBC journalist Josh Baker, whose new podcast looks at the story of Shamima Begum, a British teenager who went to Syria to join ISIS in 2015.
And cats have been studied less than dogs, but new research suggests that there may be more to our feline friends than we thought. We talk to longtime veterinarian Bruce Kornreich, the director of the Cornell Feline Health Centre; and archivist Jennifer Parrucci, co-author of Cats: From the Archives of The New York Times.