The Current

The Current for April 23, 2019

Today on The Current: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh discusses his new book, in which he says he was sexually abused as a child; plus, we look at the flooding in Quebec and why it's a problem that will only get worse for the whole country; and we hear how letters from migrants shed light on the 'intolerable' conditions inside U.S. detention centres.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts the 17th season of The Current. (CBC)

Today on The Current:

  • In his new book, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh alleges that he was sexually abused as a child. He speaks to Anna Maria Tremonti about the abuse, and why he hopes speaking out will help other survivors.
  • We look at the flooding in Quebec, and examine how climate change is exacerbating a problem that could have an impact on the whole country.
  • Appalled that migrants were being funnelled into a U.S. detention centre near their home, a group of San Diego residents starting writing letters — to the migrants themselves. And then the migrants wrote back, starting a conversation about the conditions they face, and what those ordinary on the outside could do to help.

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