The Current

The Current for July 27, 2022

Today on The Current: Pope’s ‘pilgrimage of penance’ continues across Canada; how a Saskatchewan group pooled government rebates to buy and protect 600 hectares of grasslands; and episode two of Welcome to Paradise
Anthony Germain is this week's guest host of The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Thousands lined up to attend mass with the Pope in Edmonton Tuesday; our correspondent Falen Johnson was there to talk with them. Then, guest host Anthony Germain discusses the papal apology and what comes next with Anishinaabe writer Riley Yesno, a fellow at the Yellowhead Institute at the Toronto Metropolitan University; Mohawk activist and artist  Ellen Gabriel; and Jesuit priest Ricardo da Silva, an associate editor at America Media, which is a ministry of the Jesuits of Canada and the United States.

Plus, in Saskatchewan, a group of roughly 1,000 people pooled together their government rebates to kickstart a fund to buy more than 600 hectares of grasslands — and preserve them for future generations. We talk to Marc Spooner, lead organizer of the group Field of Dreams.

And we hear episode two of CBC podcast Welcome to Paradise, in which Anna Maria Tremonti breaks a decades-long silence about her experience with intimate partner violence. Read more about our summer podcast series here.