The Current

The Current for April 25, 2019

Today on The Current: We look at how rotting containers of Canadian garbage are causing a diplomatic stink with the Philippines; plus, a new documentary that explores how housing has gotten so expensive; and Anna Maria Tremonti speaks to Preston Manning, known as the godfather of Canadian conservatism, about today’s political landscape.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)
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Today on The Current:

  • More than 100 containers of Canadian garbage have been sitting in a Manila port for years, after being mistakenly sent there as recyclable material. Now the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, says he will "declare war" if Canada doesn't take the trash back. We get all the details on the diplomatic stink.
  • A new documentary argues that the global shortage of affordable housing is not just a simple matter of neighbourhood gentrification, but something much more complex. We speak to the documentary's director, and the UN's Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, about the problem.
  • As the founder of two federal political parties — both of which became the official opposition — Preston Manning has been called the godfather of Canadian conservatism. He talks to Anna Maria Tremonti about his history with the movement, and what he thinks of the political landscape today.