The Current

The Current for February 7, 2019

Today on The Current: We examine the legal and ethical conundrum of what to do about returning Canadian ISIS fighters; plus, we ask what a U.S. Congress controlled by Democrats will do about U.S. President Donald Trump's alleged ties to Russia; and we hear from an author who says it's time Canada had a reality check about China.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)

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Today on The Current

  • The U.S. State Department has called on Canada to repatriate Canadians who went to fight with ISIS, but Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Ottawa will not put citizens in danger to do that — here or overseas. We examine the legal and ethical conundrum of what to do about returning Canadian ISIS fighters.
  • Now that the Democrats control Congress in the U.S., investigations into alleged ties between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia could enter a new phase. We look at what's happened, and what's next, with Greg Miller, national security correspondent for The Washington Post and a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner.
  • As Canada's diplomatic spat with China rolls on, a longtime foreign correspondent who has covered Asia says "it's about time" Canada confronts its fundamental differences with the Far Eastern country and starts aligning itself with middle powers that share its beliefs.

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