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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.
Crisis in Care: Join The Current for a public forum on the shortage of family doctors
The Current is hosting a public forum in Victoria, B.C. about health care and the difficulties Canadians face in finding a family doctor. Get your tickets here.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
The Current for Jan. 30, 2023
Today on The Current: Memphis police officers charged in death of Tyre Nichols; tech industry lays off thousands after pandemic boom; and concern that battle against HIV in Africa is leaving children behind
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More police 'not enough' to solve violence on TTC, says union boss
Toronto commuters are on edge after a recent spate of violent attacks on public transit. John Di Nino, national president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Canada, says investment is needed to solve the problem.
'It's everywhere': New podcast uncovers prolific global catfishing networks
Love, Janessa is a new true crime podcast seeking to find the woman whose image is used as bait in countless online romance scams around the world. Hosted by Hannah Ajala, the series is a co-production between CBC Podcasts and the BBC World Service, produced by Antica Productions and Telltale Industries.
The Current for Jan. 27, 2023
Today on The Current: Spate of violent attacks on Toronto public transit; new podcast ‘Love, Janessa’ investigates global catfishing; and plans to end animal testing for cosmetics.
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Reasons for Optimism: Journalist and slow movement advocate Carl Honoré
Canadian author and journalist Carl Honoré says if we’re to take one lesson from the pandemic, it should be to take our foot off the accelerator and enjoy a slower pace in life.
The Current for Jan. 26, 2023
Today on The Current: UN presses Taliban to reverse restrictions on women; author and journalist Carl Honoré on reasons for optimism; and Pope Francis says homosexuality is not a crime.
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An all-male nursing team made history for this St. John's charge nurse
Men account for approximately nine per cent of nurses in Canada, according to 2021 figures from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. But that's beginning to shift.