The Current for Jan. 26, 2021
Today on The Current:
Canadian NFL player Laurent Duvernay-Tardif should be playing in the Super Bowl in two weeks with the Kansas City Chiefs, but instead he's working at a long-term care home in Montreal. He joins us to talk about football, and the front-line fight against COVID-19.
Plus, the federal government faces tough questions about Canada's economic recovery and vaccine rollout — compounded by fears over COVID-19 variants, and an interruption to vaccine deliveries. Matt Galloway puts these issues to Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland.
And 10 years ago, Noura Al-Jizawi was a key figure in demonstrations in Syria. She witnessed what she hoped would topple a dictator — but instead erupted in a brutal civil war. Now in exile in Canada, she reflects on the legacy of the Arab Spring, its cost, and why she is still hopeful.