The Current

The Current for April 23, 2020

Today on The Current: Virtual vigils for Nova Scotia victims; COVID-19 at Alberta meat processing plant; Facing the pandemic with a disability; Documenting isolation for history; Accusations against Peter Nygard
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

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Today on The Current

In the wake of last weekend's shootings, Nova Scotians are overcoming physical distancing measures and finding new ways to mourn. We speak with the organizer of a virtual vigil, and an expert in community resilience.

Then, there are hundreds of COVID-19 cases at a Cargill Foods plant in High River, Alta., one of the busiest meat processing plants in Canada. We speak with a worker who says protective measures weren't sufficient, and ask Calgary's Medical Officer of Health about balancing worker safety and ensuring Canada's food supply.

Plus, we look at how the pandemic is magnifying the daily challenges already faced by people with disabilities

We check in with reporters in Brazil, Russia and Sweden, where infections are beginning to peak — and government responses are being criticized.

Then, isolation may feel tedious, but your days on the sofa could be important to history (yes, really!). We talk to academics and curators who want you to document your lockdown life in words and pictures.

Plus, 17 Canadian women have joined a lawsuit against clothing mogul Peter Nygard, accusing him of rape and sexual assault. CBC Fifth Estate's Timothy Sawa discusses the case, which involves 46 women in total.