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Jan. 15, 2019 episode transcript

Full text transcript for the January 15th episode.

Jurors in traumatic trials need counselling & support, not just 'a coffee and a handshake': advocate

Patrick Fleming spent 10 months as a juror on a murder trial, listening to disturbing evidence in the case of a woman who had hired hitmen to kill her parents. He & other advocates have called for a national support program for jurors who suffer trauma.

Cabinet shuffle suggests government 'reacts to change' instead of changing itself, says columnist

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with his newly reshuffled cabinet in Quebec later this week — and the federal election this fall is sure to be on the agenda. We gather a political panel to discuss how the Liberal government is performing in Canada and on the world stage, and what the political shakeup could mean with an election looming.

Cabinet shuffle suggests government 'reacts to change' instead of changing itself, says columnist

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with his newly reshuffled cabinet in Quebec later this week — and the federal election this fall is sure to be on the agenda. We gather a political panel to discuss how the Liberal government is performing in Canada and on the world stage, and what the political shakeup could mean with an election looming.
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Cabinet shuffle suggests government 'reacts to change' instead of changing itself, says columnist

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with his newly reshuffled cabinet in Quebec later this week - and the federal election this fall is sure to be on the agenda. We gather a political panel to discuss how the Liberal government is performing in Canada and on the world stage, and what the political shakeup could mean with an election looming.
One Bullet

8 years ago, a retired RCMP officer shot his spouse — and shattered multiple lives in the process

Eight years after she was shot to death by her common-law spouse, Lynn Kalmring’s homicide still weighs on friends, family and the lawyer who defended her killer.
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Jurors in traumatic trials need counselling and support, not just 'a coffee and a handshake': advocate

Jurors are often expected to examine extremely violent and disturbing cases, but despite a report from the justice committee urging change, advocates argue there is still a lack of counselling and support. We continue our One Bullet series with a look at the emotional toll that can come with doing your civic duty.

The Current for January 15, 2019

Today on The Current: We continue our One Bullet series by exploring the murder of Lynn Kalmring, who was shot to death by her common-law partner in 2011; plus, we look at the limited counselling and support available to jurors who take on traumatic trials; and our political panel discusses the latest Liberal cabinet shuffle and the looming fall election.
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Full Episode for January 15, 2019 - The Current

Today on The Current: We continue our One Bullet series by exploring the murder of Lynn Kalmring, who was shot to death by her common-law partner in 2011; plus, we look at the limited counselling and support available to jurors who take on traumatic trials; and our political panel discusses the latest Liberal cabinet shuffle and the looming fall election.

8 years ago, a retired RCMP officer shot his spouse — and shattered multiple lives in the process

Eight years after she was shot to death by her common-law spouse, Lynn Kalmring’s homicide still weighs on friends, family and the lawyer who defended her killer.

Waiting for a Witness

Full text transcript for Waiting for a Witness

Jurors in traumatic trials need counselling and support, not just 'a coffee and a handshake': advocate

Jurors are often expected to examine extremely violent and disturbing cases, but despite a report from the justice committee urging change, advocates argue there is still a lack of counselling and support.

Jurors in traumatic trials need counselling and support, not just 'a coffee and a handshake': advocate

Jurors are often expected to examine extremely violent and disturbing cases, but despite a report from the justice committee urging change, advocates argue there is still a lack of counselling and support.

Polygamy is happening in Canada's Muslim community, but convictions are rare, says reporter

As some women in Canada’s Muslim community are speaking out against polygamous marriages in their community, a CBC reporter investigating the issue for The Fifth Estate says charges and convictions related to the practice are “extremely rare” in Canada.
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8 years ago, a retired RCMP officer shot his spouse - and shattered multiple lives in the process

Eight years after she was shot to death by her common-law spouse, Lynn Kalmring's homicide still weighs on friends, family and the lawyer who defended her killer.

Jan. 14, 2019 episode transcript

Full text transcript for the January 14th episode.

Unsolved death of high school basketball star leaves mother pleading for a witness 2 decades on

Audette Shephard's son Justin was widely thought to be headed for the NBA - just like his half-brother, Jamaal Magloire. But nearly 20 years ago, Justin was shot & killed near his home. His mom & police are still waiting for someone to come forward & identify the shooter.
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'I was fighting for her': Donna Irwin on her sister Lynn Kalmring's murder

The imprisonment of Keith Wiens who admitted shooting his common-law spouse Lynn Kalmring have brought little comfort to the friends and family members whose lives were thrown into turmoil by her violent death.

'Moment of truth' nears for Brexit, but not everyone is worried, says academic

In Britain this week, a divided House of Commons will vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal. We take a look at what's at stake.

'Moment of truth' nears for Brexit, but not everyone is worried, says academic

In Britain this week, a divided House of Commons will vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal. We take a look at what's at stake.

Polygamy is happening in Canada's Muslim community, but convictions are rare, says reporter

As some women in Canada's Muslim community are speaking out against polygamous marriages in their community, a CBC reporter says charges and convictions related to the practice are "extremely rare" in Canada.
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Polygamy is happening in Canada's Muslim community, but convictions are rare, says reporter

As some women in Canada's Muslim community are speaking out against polygamous marriages in their community, a CBC reporter investigating the issue for The Fifth Estate says charges and convictions related to the practice are "extremely rare" in Canada.

Polygamy is happening in Canada's Muslim community, but convictions are rare, says reporter

As some women in Canada’s Muslim community are speaking out against polygamous marriages in their community, a CBC reporter investigating the issue for The Fifth Estate says charges and convictions related to the practice are “extremely rare” in Canada.

'Moment of truth' nears for Brexit, but not everyone is worried, says academic

In Britain this week, a divided House of Commons will vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal. We take a look at what's at stake.
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'Moment of truth' nears for Brexit, but not everyone is worried, says academic

In Britain this week, a divided House of Commons will vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal. We take a look at what's at stake.