The Current

The Current for Aug. 22, 2022

Today on The Current: Efforts to achieve pay equity across Canada; and Michelle O'Bonsawin becomes the first Indigenous person nominated to the Supreme Court of Canada
Nora Young is this week's guest host of The Current. (Gilberto Prioste)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Newfoundland and Labrador is moving ahead with pay equity law, five years after politicians there voted for it — but how does the rest of Canada stack up? Guest host Nora Young talks to Bridget Clarke, the advocacy coordinator for the St. John's Status of Women Council in Newfoundland and Labrador; and Katherine Scott, a senior researcher with the Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives.

Plus, Michelle O'Bonsawin has been nominated as the first Indigenous member of the Supreme Court of Canada. We discuss what her nomination means for reconciliation and the justice system with Val Napoleon, acting dean of the faculty of Law at University of Victoria; Drew Lafond, president of the Indigenous Bar Association, and Bruce McIvor, a partner at First Peoples Law.

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