Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos on the federal government’s $196.1B health-care pitch; rescue efforts continue in Turkey and Syria as earthquake death toll mounts; and exploring Canada’s lithium rush
The federal government has proposed a 10-year health-care deal, totalling $196.1 billion in spending — but the reaction from provincial leaders has been mixed. Guest host Duncan McCue talks to Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos; and Globe and Mail health columnist André Picard.
Then, thousands have died in massive earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, but rescuers are still scrambling to free survivors and help the displaced. We talk to CBC’s Chris Brown in Adana, southern Turkey; Ismail Alabdullah, a member of Syrian Civil Defence in Sarmada, Syria; and Bessma Momani, a professor of political science at the University of Waterloo.
And companies in Canada are stepping up to meet the growing demand for lithium — a key component in battery technology. But there are questions about extracting it in an environmentally responsible way. We talk to Chris Doornbos, CEO of E3 Lithium; Juli Rohl, director of the Impact Studio at the Energy Futures Lab; and Teresa Kramarz, a professor at the School of the Environment and the co-director of the Environmental Governance Lab at the University of Toronto.