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#MeToo hasn't come to Nunavut: reporting abuse can bring 'firestorm,' says Iqaluit mayor

Women who try to report sexual harassment in the North face enormous risk, says Iqaluit's Mayor. She says smaller communities mean there are fewer jobs, and there's still a tendency to believe abusers in a position of power.

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The stakes are higher to report abuse as #MeToo hasn't come to Nunavut, says Iqaluit mayor

Women who try to report sexual harassment in the North face enormous risk, says Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern because the smaller communities mean there are fewer jobs, and there's still a tendency to believe abusers in a position of power.

The Current for October 16, 2018

From a Saudi dissident concerned about his own safety after the death of his friend Jamal Khashoggi; to Iqaluit Mayor Madeline Redfern speaking out about sexual harassment in the workplace after being targeted herself; to youth taking political leaders to court to accelerate the fight against global warming; to lessons learned from Colorado legalizing pot in 2014 ... This is The Current with guest host, Connie Walker.

New research suggests dogs aren't exceptionally smart

Dogs owners brace yourself. While you may think your brilliant pooch stands out in a crowd, research suggests they aren't exceptionally intelligent compared to similar animals. Don't tell the cats.

October 15, 2018 episode transcript

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New research suggests dogs aren't exceptionally smart

Dogs owners brace yourself. While you may think your brilliant pooch stands out in a crowd, research suggests they aren't exceptionally intelligent compared to similar animals. Don't tell the cats.

Canadian peacekeepers can accomplish 'very little' in Mali conflict, says expert

As a UN report warns that the situation in Mali has deteriorated sharply, one expert argues that Canada's peacekeeping mission in the conflict-ridden country is "a wasted opportunity to do more."

The ban on cannabis in Canada is ending — do you know how it started?

With an era coming to an end this Wednesday, the host of CBC's On Drugs podcast explains how politics and fear drove the early days of cannabis prohibition in Canada.

The Current for October 15, 2018

From the worsening conflict in Mali after the UN reports the situation on the ground is grim and getting worse; to a study that suggests we may be overestimating the intelligence of dogs; to a history of the prohibition of marijuana as Canada heads toward legalization ...This is The Current with guest host, Connie Walker.

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Nuclear war expert warns of future crisis in the form of a novel

Author and nuclear war expert Jeffrey Lewis hopes his new speculative fiction novel will send a warning about how easily the world could find itself in the midst of nuclear war

Nuclear war expert warns of future crisis in the form of a novel

Author and nuclear war expert Jeffrey Lewis hopes his new speculative fiction novel will send a warning about how easily the world could find itself in the midst of nuclear war.

Frank Stronach's lawsuit against family is in true form for billionaire, says business columnist

Magna International founder Frank Stronach is suing daughter Belinda and grandchildren over mismanaging family assets, demanding $520 million in damages. Business columnist Andrew Willis says the lawsuit is in character with the billionaire's personality.

Frank Stronach's lawsuit against family is in true form for billionaire, says business columnist

Magna International founder Frank Stronach is suing daughter Belinda and grandchildren over mismanaging family assets, demanding $520 million in damages. Business columnist Andrew Willis says the lawsuit is in character with the billionaire's personality.

Frank Stronach's lawsuit against family is in true form for billionaire, says business columnist

Magna International founder Frank Stronach is suing daughter Belinda and grandchildren over mismanaging family assets, demanding $520 million in damages. Business columnist Andrew Willis says the lawsuit is in character with the billionaire's personality.

Alleged plot surrounding missing Saudi journalist didn't factor in his fiancée, says Lawrence Wright

Speculation is rife about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but his close friend Lawrence Wright says that whoever is behind it has underestimated the missing man's fiancée.

The Current for October 12, 2018

From the alleged execution of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a frequent critic of the Kingdom; to Magna founder Frank Stronach suing daughter Belinda over family trust; to the novel by arms expert Jeffrey Lewis about a North Korean nuclear attack ... This is The Current with host, Michelle Shephard.

Thursday October 11, 2018 Full Transcript

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'Eat less steak and ice cream': What climate change means for the food you love

Evan Fraser says he doesn't want to live in a world without steak and ice cream. But after this week's UN report urging global action to combat climate change, he says it's time to rethink what we eat and how food is produced as part of the solution to slow down global warming.
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Canada's justice system holds Indigenous women at fault for 'ending up murdered,' says NDP MLA

The Supreme Court’s hearing on the case of Cindy Gladue will decide whether Bradley Barton will face a new trial. It could also have implications for sexual assault laws, and the treatment of Indigenous people in Canada's criminal justice system.

'It was like a nightmare': Police investigate fire started at Toronto hotel housing refugees

A flaming gas can was found at a Toronto hotel last week. The hotel, which is currently housing 577 refugees, has drawn the attention of anti-migrant groups.

'It was like a nightmare': Police investigate fire started at Toronto hotel housing refugees

A flaming gas can was found at a Toronto hotel last week. The hotel, which is currently housing 577 refugees, has drawn the attention of anti-migrant groups.

Canada's justice system holds Indigenous women at fault for 'ending up murdered,' says NDP MLA

The Supreme Court’s hearing on the case of Cindy Gladue will decide whether Bradley Barton will face a new trial, but could also have implications for sexual assault laws, and the treatment of Indigenous people in Canada's criminal justice system.

The Current for October 11, 2018

From why a hotel in north Toronto has been a symbol and a target for those seeking refugee status in Canada; to how to change the world's food diet to combat climate change; to how the legal system treats Indigenous women with the case of Cindy Gladue before the Supreme Court ... This is The Current.