The Current

The Current for June 15, 2022

Today on The Current: Indigenous sisters hope for exoneration three decades after murder conviction; how to tackle growing belief in conspiracy theories; and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis on what makes a great leader.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current

Sisters Odelia and Nerissa Quewezance were convicted of second-degree murder almost 30 years ago, for a crime they say they didn't commit. Now, federal Justice Minister David Lametti has ordered a review of the convictions to determine if the Indigenous women suffered a miscarriage of justice. Matt Galloway talks to Odelia about her hopes for exoneration; and their lawyer James Lockyer, a director with Innocence Canada.

Then, a new poll from Abacus Data suggests a significant number of Canadians believe in conspiracy theories. We talk to Bruce Anderson, chairman of Abacus Data; Aengus Bridgman, director of the Media Ecosystem Observatory, based out of McGill University and the University of Toronto; and Carmen Celestini, an instructor at the University of Waterloo, who studies conspiracy theories and extremist movements. 

And we talk to former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis about what makes a great leader, what it will take to end the war in Ukraine, and his new book To Risk it All: Nine Conflicts and the Crucible of Decision.

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