The Current

The Current for Aug. 18, 2020

Today on The Current: Chrystia Freeland to replace Bill Morneau as finance minister, Graphic journalist Joe Sacco's new book on Dene history, Episode two of CBC podcast Uncover: Dead Wrong
Duncan McCue hosts Tuesday's edition of The Current.

Today on The Current

Three political strategists weigh in on Bill Morneau's resignation as finance minister, and news that deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland will replace him. Conservative strategist Melissa Lantsman, Liberal strategist Omar Khan, and NDP strategist Marcella Munro discuss what the departure means for the country's COVID-19 economic recovery plans. 

Then, graphic journalist and war correspondent Joe Sacco discusses the themes of colonialism and resource extraction in his new book Paying the Land, for which he spent time with Indigenous communities in Canada's Northwest Territories.

And all summer long The Current is airing some of the most critically-acclaimed CBC podcasts. Today we're listening to episode two of Uncover: Dead Wrong, which tells the story of how Glen Assoun spent more than 17 years in prison for the murder of Brenda Way, a crime he did not commit. Click here to find out more about our summer series of podcasts.

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