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To tackle sexual abuse, Catholic Church must match words with concrete action: survivor

As the Pope hosts a Vatican summit to combat sex abuse in the priesthood, survivor Bob McCabe says 'apologies are not enough.' McCabe, who was 11 when he was abused by a Toronto priest, says 'it annihilated my life.'

To tackle sexual abuse, Catholic Church must match words with concrete action: survivor

Pope Francis has summoned bishops to an unprecedented summit designed to tackle sexual abuse in the priesthood, a persisting problem that has shaken the faith of Catholics globally. We look at policies recently enacted in Canada, which are being discussed at the summit as a way to tackle what the Pope has called "the urgent challenge of our time."

To tackle sexual abuse, Catholic Church must match words with concrete action: survivor

Pope Francis has summoned bishops to an unprecedented summit designed to tackle sexual abuse in the priesthood, a persisting problem that has shaken the faith of Catholics globally. We look at policies recently enacted in Canada, which are being discussed at the summit as a way to tackle what the Pope has called "the urgent challenge of our time."

'Canaries in the coal mine': Skiers speak up on climate change to save winter sports

Winter sports may be the latest casualty of climate change, as advocates say winters are getting shorter, and certain sports are becoming less viable. We talk to two skiers about what's being done to save the snow.

'Canaries in the coal mine': Skiers speak up on climate change to save winter sports

Winter sports may be the latest casualty of climate change, as advocates say winters are getting shorter, and certain sports are becoming less viable. We talk to two skiers about what's being done to save the snow.

Is Trump a Russian asset? 'I can't rule that out,' says ex-FBI head Andrew McCabe

Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe, who led the bureau for three months last year, contends a "crime may have been committed" during U.S. President Donald Trump's dismissal of FBI chief James Comey.

FBI had 'reasonable belief' to suggest Trump had ties to Russia, Andrew McCabe says

Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe, who led the bureau for three months last year, contends a "crime may have been committed" during U.S. President Donald Trump's dismissal of FBI chief James Comey.

There may be no difference between your brain and Hitler's, psychologist says

Canadian psychological scientist Julia Shaw has worked extensively as an expert in criminal cases, an experience that has convinced her we shouldn't label anyone, or anything, as evil. In her new book Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side, she argues that even in the worst cases, it's seldom so black and white.

Feb, 20, 2019 episode transcript

Full text transcript for the February 20th episode.

The Current for February 21, 2019

Today on The Current: We speak to former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe about working with U.S. President Donald Trump, right up until he fired him; plus, we explore the effect climate change is having on winter sports; and we look at whether a summit at the Vatican can help the Catholic Church find a path away from sexual abuse.

Karl Lagerfeld's death is end of an era, and end of a way of seeing women: fashion critic

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld died Tuesday, after decades holding sway over the direction of the multibillion-dollar industry. But does his death also herald the end of the fashion era he embodied?

Karl Lagerfeld's death is end of an era, and end of a 'particular vision of women': fashion critic

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld died Tuesday, after decades holding sway over the direction of the multibillion-dollar industry. But does his death also herald the end of the fashion era he embodied?

There may be no difference between your brain and Hitler's, psychologist says

Canadian psychological scientist Julia Shaw has worked extensively as an expert in criminal cases, an experience that has convinced her we shouldn't label anyone, or anything, as evil. In her new book Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side, she argues that even in the worst cases, it's seldom so black and white.

There may be no difference between your brain and Hitler's, psychologist says

Canadian psychological scientist Julia Shaw has worked extensively as an expert in criminal cases, an experience that has convinced her we shouldn't label anyone, or anything, as evil. In her new book Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side, she argues that even in the worst cases, it's seldom so black and white.

With Canadians 'confused' by SNC-Lavalin affair, no party is controlling narrative: pollster

Plenty of questions, but not many answers. Our political panel discusses what the Canadian public is making of the SNC-Lavalin affair, and what it could mean for the elections this year.

The Current for February 20, 2019

Today on The Current: As the SNC-Lavalin affair trundles on, our political panel discusses what the Canadian public is making of it; plus, does the death of Karl Lagerfeld also herald the end of the fashion era he embodied?; and we speak to one scientist who thinks we shouldn’t label anyone, or anything, as evil, because it’s seldom so black and white.

Director who lived undercover with jihadists calls it 'most dangerous thing I did in my life'

To make the Oscar-nominated documentary Of Fathers and Sons, filmmaker Talal Derki went undercover in Syria's Idlib province, posing as an extremist sympathizer to gain the trust of a jihadist named Abu Osama.

Feb. 19, 2019 episode transcript

Full text transcript for the February 19th episode.

On her first day in Parliament, security didn't believe Monique Bégin was really an MP

Monique Bégin was a female pioneer in federal politics, advancing policies concerning issues of inequality, health, poverty and women's rights in the 70s and 80s.

Her first day in Parliament, security didn't believe Monique Bégin was really an MP

Monique Bégin was a female pioneer in federal politics, advancing policies concerning issues of inequality, health, poverty and women's rights in the 70s and 80s.

Director who lived undercover with jihadists calls it 'most dangerous thing I did in my life'

To make the Oscar-nominated documentary Of Fathers and Sons, filmmaker Talal Derki went undercover in Syria's Idlib province, posing as an extremist sympathizer to gain the trust of a jihadist named Abu Osama. Over two and a half years living with the jihadist and his family, he captures a rare glimpse of how hatred and extremism are passed down from generation to generation. He tells us about how the film was made, and the danger he faced.

Director who lived undercover with jihadists calls it 'most dangerous thing I did in my life'

Living undercover with a jihadist and his family in Syria, filmmaker Talal Derki captured a rare glimpse of how hatred and extremism are passed from generation to generation. He tells us about the danger he faced making his Oscar-nominated film, Of Fathers and Sons.

As pro-pipeline convoy reaches Ottawa, leader says protest was years in the making

A couple hundred vehicles have converged on Ottawa, carrying angry westerners demanding the government scrap the carbon tax and measures that they say will introduce oppressive regulation on the energy sector. We speak to one of the organizers about the protesters' message, and accusations that the movement has been hijacked by extremist, anti-immigrant elements.

As pro-pipeline convoy reaches Ottawa, leader says protest was years in the making

A couple hundred vehicles have converged on Ottawa, carrying angry westerners demanding the government scrap the carbon tax and measures that they say will introduce oppressive regulation on the energy sector. We speak to one of the organizers about the protesters' message, and accusations that the movement has been hijacked by extremist, anti-immigrant elements.