The Current

The Current for April 16, 2021

Today on The Current: Families face difficult anniversary of Nova Scotia mass shooting; sexual assault victim fined for breaking publication ban on her own name; and Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins reflects on his career.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Sunday is the anniversary of the mass shooting that killed 22 people in Nova Scotia, marking a year of pain, perseverance, and lingering questions for bereaved loved ones. We talk to Tammy Oliver-McCurdie, whose sister Jolene Oliver, brother-in-law Aaron Tuck and their daughter Emily Tuck were killed.

After a sexual assault victim secured a conviction against her ex-husband, she shared the court transcript with family. A judge fined the Ontario woman more than $2,000 for breaking a publication ban on her own name. We discuss the case with Colin Westman, a retired Ontario court judge in Kitchener-Waterloo; Emilie Taman, an Ottawa lawyer and co-host of the podcast The Docket; and Bekah D'Aoust, a sexual assault survivor who made the decision to have the publication ban lifted in her case.

Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins says plans for a statue of him outside Wrigley Field in Chicago are "the icing on the cake." He tells us about a career that took him from Chatham, Ont., to Chicago, his time playing for the Harlem Globetrotters, and why he wants to see another baseball franchise in Montreal.