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Wednesday February 8, 2023 Episode Transcript
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Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos on the federal government's $196.1B health-care pitch
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.
Why some people in B.C. live with wolves — even as advocates caution against it
The documentary Part of the Pack features several British Columbians who have connections to wolves — either in the wild, or by keeping part-dog, part-wolf breeds as pets.
The Current for Feb. 8, 2023
Today on The Current: 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.
She found out she had cancer from a stranger on the phone. She just wants a family doctor
Tanya Sunshine had to go to urgent care when she found a lump on her breast because she doesn't have a family doctor. She told her story at a public forum on health care, hosted by The Current.
Crisis in Care: A public forum on primary care and the shortage of family doctors
The Current’s Matt Galloway hosts a public forum in Victoria, B.C., to explore the challenges many Canadians face in finding a family doctor, and how that shortage in primary care has an impact on the wider health-care system.
Tuesday February 7, 2023 Episode Transcript
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For oil and gas workers, 'just transitioning' can be a mental health burden
The federal government says the "just transition" bill proposal is supposed to help oil and gas workers transition to green energy jobs. But some workers are concerned about what it means for their jobs, education, and mental health.
The Current for Feb. 6, 2023
Today on The Current: B.C. decriminalizes small amounts of illicit drugs; living with wolves; and the challenges of accessing health care in remote, rural communities
Monday February 6, 2023 Episode Transcript
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The Current for Feb. 3, 2023
Today on The Current: Calls to tighten up Canada’s bail system; the story of a Black woman accused of murder in 1890s Toronto; what Canadians want from their primary health-care providers; and a CBC investigation finds abuse in amateur sport still rampant.
Friday February 3, 2023 Episode Transcript
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The U.S. is copying Canada's private refugee sponsorship program, even as groups here pull out
The U.S. is building a program to privately sponsor refugees, modelled on the one Canada created in the 1970s.
UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi on how Canada can help the world's displaced
We talk to the UN's High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi about the war in Ukraine, the question of talking to the Taliban, and how political polarization has made his job and the lives of refugees harder.
Reclusive Quebec billionaire allegedly paid underaged girls for sex for more than a decade
Robert G. Miller, a reclusive Quebec billionaire and founder of an electronics parts distributor, allegedly paid several young girls large sums of money in exchange for sexual favours for more than a decade. Miller denies all allegations.
The Current for Feb. 2, 2023
Today on The Current: Government contracts with consulting firms in the spotlight; UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi on how Canada can help the world’s displaced; and a joint Enquête-The Fifth Estate investigation.
Thursday February 2, 2023 Episode Transcript
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The Current for Feb. 1, 2023
Today on The Current: Concern that new national long-term care standards will be voluntary; energy workers on what they need for a net-zero transition; and Canada's private refugee sponsorship program inspires U.S. efforts.
Wednesday February 1, 2023 Episode Transcript
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Canada trails other nations on banning animal-tested cosmetics. A new plan aims to change that
The federal government is advancing a motion to ban cosmetic testing on animals. For some animal rights activists, it's a long-awaited but hopeful move in the right direction.
Yazidi refugees 'retraumatized' over return of suspected ISIS members to Canada
Yazidi communities in northern Iraq faced a genocidal campaign at the hands of ISIS almost a decade ago. Now, Yazidi refugees in Canada are dismayed at the prospect of Canadians suspected of ISIS membership being repatriated from detention camps in Syria.
Canadians accused of joining ISIS could soon come home. What happens next?
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.
The Current for Jan. 31, 2023
Today on The Current: Yazidi refugees fear return of suspected ISIS members to Canada; our national affairs panel on the return of parliament; and concerns grow over health of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny.
Tuesday January 31, 2023 Full Episode Transcript
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Fears that children are being left behind in Africa's fight against HIV
Great strides have been made in the battle against HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, but there are fears that one group is being left behind: children.