The Current for Jan. 14, 2022
Today on The Current:
Our national affairs panel discusses the provinces' latest COVID-19 measures, and public trust in top medical officials. Matt Galloway talks to Marie Vastel, a parliamentary reporter for Le Devoir; Robert Benzie, the Queen's Park Bureau Chief for the Toronto Star; and Murray Mandryk, political columnist for the Regina Leader-Post.
Plus, Helen Naslund was sentenced to 18 years for killing her abusive husband in Alberta — but this week, a judge cut that sentence in half. Journalist Christina Frangou tells us more about the 27-year abusive marriage. We also discuss this case, and others involving abuse, with Elizabeth Sheehy, a professor emerita of law at the University of Ottawa; and Jan Reimer, executive director of the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters and former mayor of Edmonton.
Then, a U.S. military plane with 44 people onboard disappeared as it was flying over the Yukon in 1950. It was never seen again. Now, a new documentary is putting a spotlight back on the families' search for answers. We talk to Andrew Gregg, the director, writer and co-producer of Skymaster Down.
And when we first spoke to Shawn Bath about his one-man effort to clean up Newfoundland's harbours, he was doing it in a 15-year-old drysuit that was starting to leak. He now runs a fleet of four clean-up vessels. He tells us about that journey.