The Current

The Current for Feb. 4, 2021

Today on The Current: The Fifth Estate’s rare interview with the Kielburger brothers, co-founders of WE Charity; Canada’s Road Ahead: Souris, P.E.I., and businesses missing tourism; André Picard on vaccine procurement and Alberta's new quarantine rules; and Dr. Martens hits the London Stock Exchange.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Episode Transcript

Today on The Current

The Fifth Estate got a rare interview with the Kielburger brothers, co-founders of WE Charity, to discuss the controversy around the organization last year. The brothers say they now regret the organization's decision to invite prominent politicians — including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — to their events. Mark Kelley, co-host of The Fifth Estate, tells us more.

Plus, our virtual RV is making another stop for our series Canada's Road Ahead — in Souris, P.E.I. We hear from business owners like Amber Jenkins and Troy Bruce, who are leaning on their community for support during the pandemic. We ask them what the future looks like.

Then, Globe and Mail health columnist André Picard is here to discuss the latest in Canada's fight against COVID-19 — including vaccine procurement, Ontario reopening schools, and Alberta's new quarantine rules.

And do you remember your first pair of Docs? As Dr. Martens hits the London Stock Exchange this week, we hear about the brand's humble beginnings, and lasting appeal, with Elizabeth Semmelhack, creative director and senior curator at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, and Andrew Groves, professor of fashion design at University of Westminster in London.

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