The Current

The Current for July 10, 2020

Today on The Current: Extreme weather in western Canada, Trudeau family’s ties to WE Charity, CBC podcast Uncover: Satanic Panic, episode seven
Rosemary Barton hosts Friday's edition of The Current. (CBC)
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Today on The Current:

Calgary resident Khalil Karbani says his community was crippled by the extraordinary hailstorm in June — he tells us about the damage and why he wants the provincial government to help out. 

Plus, rain, hail, thunder and wind have pummelled the Prairies this summer. But instead of seeking shelter when these severe storms hit, people like Kyle Brittain and Jenny Hagan get in their cars and chase them. They discuss why they do it, and why this year is exceptional.

Then, with an ethics investigation underway into the Liberal government's decision to award a multi-million dollar contract to WE Charity, it has emerged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's mother Margaret and brother Alexandre were paid $282,000 to speak at WE Charity events. CBC senior reporter David Cochrane discusses what this means for the prime minister.

And all summer long The Current is airing some of the most critically-acclaimed CBC podcasts. We continue today with the final episode of Uncover: Satanic Panic. Click here to find out more about each podcast, or skip ahead to hear more.