The Current

The Current for Aug. 8, 2022

Today on The Current: Fixing the toxic culture of hockey in Canada; why restaurants might be broken; and episode 1 of CBC podcast White Hot Hate
Michelle Shephard is guest host on The Current. (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

The chair of Hockey Canada's board of directors resigned over the weekend, amid controversy that's been swirling around the organization. In late July, officials were grilled in the House of Commons on how they've handled sexual assault and abuse allegations. And for weeks, there have been calls for change within the sport, and within the governing body. For more, guest host Michelle Shephard speaks with Allison Forsyth, a safe sport advocate and survivor of sexual abuse in the Canadian sport system; Greg Gilhooly, a lawyer and survivor of sexual assault; and Brock McGillis, the first openly gay professional men's hockey player. 

Then, in a conversation with Matt Galloway from last year: Corey Mintz has spent much of his life in restaurants — as a cook, as a food critic and as a diner. Now, he's taking a critical look at them as an author. In his book The Next Supper: The End of Restaurants as We Knew Them, and What Comes After, Mintz looks at why restaurants as we know them are broken — and what can be done to fix them.

And we hear the first episode of the CBC podcast, White Hot Hate. It tells the story of violent, white supremacist ideology spreading around the world, with believers trying to create chaos in order to seize control. Read more about our summer podcast series here.

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