The Current

The Current for August 15, 2019

Today on The Current: Our national affairs panel discusses how the ethics report into the SNC-Lavalin affair will affect the federal election; plus, we look at a Google Earth project to celebrate Indigenous languages, and whether it could be doing more to preserve them; and we listen to Episode 4 of CBC podcast Finding Cleo.
Duncan McCue is this week's guest host of The Current.

Today on The Current

  • Our national affairs panel weighs in on the ethics commissioner's findings on the SNC-Lavalin affair. As party leaders line up to condemn the prime minister, we explore how different parties will try to leverage the report ahead of the federal election.
  • A new Google Earth project aims to celebrate Indigenous languages, but Canadian scholar Jennifer Wemigwans is less than impressed. She tells us why we need better tools to preserve and revitalize endangered tongues.
  • In Episode 4 of CBC podcast Finding Cleo, host Connie Walker's search for a missing Cree girl leads her to a cemetery, far from where her family originally believed she was killed. 

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