The Current

The Current for February 28, 2019

Today on The Current: We explore what Jody Wilson-Raybould’s testimony on the SNC-Lavalin affair means for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals; plus, Michael Cohen’s testimony about Donald Trump may have been damning, but could it ever be used in an effort to indict the U.S. president?; and an author argues we’re living in an age of surveillance capitalism, where our very lives are the raw material that tech giants turn into massive profits — money that we never see.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcirpt

Today on The Current:

  • Jody Wilson-Raybould says she faced intense political pressure and veiled threats over the SNC-Lavalin affair. That's at odds with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's account — and led Opposition leader Andrew Scheer to call for his resignation. We assemble a political panel to discuss what the fallout might be for the Liberals.
  • Testifying in Washington on Wednesday, Michael Cohen painted a damning picture of Donald Trump. We examine the accusations, and ask whether the words of a confirmed liar could ever be used in an effort to indict the U.S. president.
  • Author and academic Shoshana Zuboff says we're living in an age of surveillance capitalism, where our very lives are the raw material that tech giants are turning into massive profits. That's money that we never see, but it's also a threat to democracy, she tells Anna Maria Tremonti.

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