The Current

The Current for Dec. 5, 2019

Today on The Current: We speak to Canada’s new environment minister about balancing the country’s economic needs with the fight against climate change. Plus, we take a look at shingles and what you can do to avoid it; and also discuss research that shows the life of a coral reef can be measured in sound. Then we’re looking ahead to the throne speech and the beginning of the 43rd parliament; and finally asking whether more and more satellites are a threat to our view of the night sky — and our study of deeper space.
Veteran CBC political reporter and foreign correspondent Laura Lynch is interim host of The Current. (CBC)
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Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current: We speak to Canada's new environment minister Jonathan Wilkinson about balancing the country's economic needs with the fight against climate change. Plus, we take a look at shingles and what you can do to avoid it; and also discuss research that shows the life of a coral reef can be measured in sound. Then we're looking ahead to the throne speech and the beginning of the 43rd parliament; and finally asking whether more and more satellites are a threat to our view of the night sky — and our study of deeper space.