How Credit Suisse reached a crisis point; Canadian libraries grapple with increase in violent incidents; Texas lawsuit seeks to ban access to abortion pill; and international medical students ordered to return to Ukraine for exams
Two U.S. banks collapsed in less than a week, while in Europe, Credit Suisse teetered on the brink of failure before Switzerland's central bank stepped in with a loan. Are there implications for Canada’s banking sector? Matt Galloway talks to Eric Reguly, European bureau chief for The Globe and Mail; and Kenneth Rogoff, a professor of economics at Harvard University and former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.
Then, public libraries have seen an increase in violent incidents, with some installing metal detectors and security personnel. We discuss the balance of providing a public yet safe space for patrons and staff with three librarians: Paul Burry, director of the Prince George Public Library in B.C.; Pam Ryan, director of service, development and innovation at the Toronto Public Library; and Pilar Martinez, CEO of the Edmonton Public Library and the chair of the Canadian Urban Libraries Council’s safety and security working group.
Plus, a judge in Texas is considering whether to overturn federal regulatory approval of Mifepristone, a commonly used abortion pill. New York Times health and science writer Pam Belluck tells us more.
And many international medical students left Ukraine when Russia invaded, but they’re now being told to return for their final exam. We hear from a student who feels it’s not safe to return to a war zone; and Kostyantyn Rybachuk, who’s with the department of Ukraine's Ministry of Health, which oversees the exam.