The Current for June 16, 2022
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.