The Current

The Current for January 29, 2019

Today on The Current: We look at the significance of victim impact statements, and how they affect both those who deliver and hear them in court; plus, we look at the criminal charges the U.S. is laying against Chinese telecom giant Huawei and its CFO Meng Wanzhou; and we hear from workers who claim exposure to chemicals in Samsung factories has left them with life-changing health issues.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)
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Today on The Current:

  • Victim impact statements are being heard this week in the trial of Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the truck driver in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash that killed 16 people and injured 13 last April. We look at the significance of their statements, and how they affect both those who deliver, and hear them, in court.
  • The U.S. Department of Justice has announced 13 criminal charges against the Chinese telecom giant Huawei, its CFO Meng Wanzhou, and its affiliates in the U.S. and Hong Kong. We take a look at the charges and what happens next with the extradition process, amid the diplomatic row it's sparked between China and Canada.
  • In November, Samsung apologized for conditions in its South Korea factories, after a decade-long campaign by workers who claimed chemical exposure left them with life-changing health issues. The former workers, and the relatives of the deceased, have vowed to fight on to secure safe working conditions.

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