The Current

The Current for June 16, 2022

Today on The Current: What a human rights complaint by Alberta's only female cardiovascular surgeon says about sexism in surgery; and activists call for culture change over role of racism in policing.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current

Alberta's only female cardiac surgeon, Dr. Teresa Kieser, has filed a human rights case alleging systemic gender-based discrimination over her 34-year career. Matt Galloway talks to Kieser about why she's trying to bring "the light of day" to her experiences; and Canadian surgeons Dr. Nancy Baxter and Dr. Marisa Louridas about what needs to change.

And Toronto's interim police chief apologized after a report detailed disproportionate police action taken against racialized people — but activists say an apology isn't enough. We talk to Neil Price, executive director of non-profit consultancy group LogicalOutcomes; El Jones, a poet, activist, and professor of political and Canadian studies at Mount Saint Vincent University; and Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Toronto, who researches police and racism in Canada. 

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