The Current

The Current for July 9, 2020

Today on The Current: National affairs panel on the fiscal snapshot; André Picard on the science behind whether COVID-19 is airborne; CBC podcast Uncover: Satanic Panic, episode six
Rosemary Barton hosts Thursday's edition of The Current. (CBC)
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Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Our national affairs panel discusses the $343 billion deficit announced in Wednesday's fiscal snapshot, the ethics investigation into the federal government's tasking of WE Charity with administering the summer student grant program, and escalating tensions with China. Rosemary Barton is joined by Catherine Cullen, a senior Parliament Hill reporter for CBC News; Heather Scoffield, the Ottawa bureau chief and economics columnist for The Toronto Star; and Niigaan Sinclair, a columnist with the Winnipeg Free Press.

Then, Globe and Mail Health Columnist André Picard discusses the WHO's stance on whether COVID-19 is airborne, Montreal's decision to mask up, and the rising number of cases in the U.S.

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