The Current

The Current for April 30, 2021

Today on The Current: Solving the problems in Canada’s long-term care sector; Biden faces immigration challenges at southern border; and Louise Arbour on leading a fresh external review into military sexual misconduct.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

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Today on The Current

The pandemic exposed serious problems in long-term care in Canada, but what change is needed, and what creative solutions can be applied? We talk to Isobel Mackenzie, the seniors advocate for B.C.; Dr. Jocelyn Charles, medical director of the Veterans Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, who works closely with the Dorothy Macham Home for veterans with challenging behaviours and dementia; and Alex Mihailidis, scientific director of Age Well, who is leading a Canadian Standards Association group to create standards on long-term care.

Plus, U.S. President Joe Biden has pledged immigration reform, but the number of people seeking asylum at the southern border continues to grow. We talk to Estuardo Cifuentes, who fled to the U.S. after suffering homophobic persecution in Guatemala; Linda Corchado, a lawyer and director of legal services at Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center; and Muzaffar Chishti, a senior fellow at the non-partisan Migration Policy Institute.

And six years after a review into sexual misconduct in the military, the federal government has appointed former Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour to lead another. She tells us about the decision to redo, and we discuss what's different in this moment with Emma Phillips, legal counsel to former justice Marie Deschamps's external review in 2015.

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