The Current

The Current for December 3, 2018

Today on The Current: we look at the carbon tax debate among conservatives in Canada; and should it be mandatory for a lawyer or guardian to be present when a minor is being interrogated by police?
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)
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Today on The Current

  • As COP24 gets underway in Poland, the question of putting a price on carbon is back in the spotlight. The idea divides conservatives in Canada; some argue it's the best way to fight climate change, while others say it's a surefire way to kill jobs. Is there a conservative case for carbon taxes? We hear from voices on both side of the debate.
  • Ron Moffatt was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1956, when he was 14-years-old. After months in jail, he was released when the real serial killer, Peter Woodcock, was caught. The judge recommended police should no longer interrogate minors without a guardian or lawyer present, but six decades later they still do. Police must inform minors of their right to have a guardian or legal counsel present, but if they waive that right, it is not mandatory. We speak to Ron Moffatt about the effect that experience had on his life, and explore whether there's a risk that young people today could end up in the same situation.

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