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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.

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 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.

Think your cat is a troublemaker? Check out these 'agents of chaos'

Stories about cats in the archives of the New York Times show that a feline fascination existed long before the cat videos and memes that now flood social media.

Reasons for Optimism: Paul Salopek, who is walking around the world

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Paul Salopek is currently travelling through China on foot. He is ten years into a 35,000-kilometre journey, tracing the route of ancestral human migration from Africa to the southern tip of South America.

The Current for Jan. 25, 2023

Today on The Current: Corruption concerns in Ukraine prompt government shakeup; breaking down the stigma around men in nursing; and Paul Salopek on reasons for optimism, and walking around the world

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Report prescribes team-based approach to heal Canada's health-care system

It’s a common brag among Canadians that “we’ve got universal health care,” says Jane Philpott. But the former federal health minister says Canada is no longer worthy of the boast — and that it’s time to overhaul that system.