The Current for Jan. 13, 2021
Today on The Current:
Harvard professor, historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore joins Matt Galloway to discuss last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol, and whether the country needs a truth and reconciliation commission on Trump's presidency.
Then, longtime Conservative strategist Ken Boessenkool says he's often tolerated "casual Trumpism" in his political and personal life, but no more. He explains why he wants his party to address populism and voter anger with policy, not allow candidates to stroke it for votes.
Plus, our national affairs panel, Charelle Evelyn and Kelly Cryderman, discuss populism in Canadian politics, and the chance of a spring election.
Also, the Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin will offer a state apology today to survivors of mother and baby homes, where unwed women were forcefully separated from their children, kept in terrible conditions, and thousands of babies died. We discuss trauma and change with survivor Anne Harris, and Colm O'Gorman, executive director of Amnesty International in Ireland.
And after Toronto's Jamie Rajf lost her job in the pandemic, she launched her dream business selling vintage home goods. She tells us about turning her passion project into a side hustle.