The Current

The Current for February 13, 2019

Today on The Current: We look at the fallout from Jody Wilson-Raybould’s resignation from cabinet; plus, we explore the political influence of the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, almost one year after they survived a deadly school shooting; and as a measles outbreak grips Washington, one expert argues vaccinations should be a child’s human right.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)
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Today on The Current

  • Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet Tuesday, in the latest twist to allegations that the Prime Minister's Office pressured her to intervene in a criminal case against Quebec company SNC-Lavalin. We look at what her resignation means for the federal government.
  • In the immediate aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last year, author David Cullen went to Florida to meet the survivors who were leading a political discussion on gun violence in the U.S. He's written a book about how a group of young people living through a nightmare found the energy and clarity to exert such an enormous influence.
  • A measles outbreak in Washington has officials examining the legal ins and outs of refusing to vaccinate your child. We speak to one expert who thinks inoculations should be a child's human right.

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