The Current

The Current for June 17, 2022

Today on The Current: Workplace standoffs over the return to the office; Dr. João Goulão on what Canada can learn from Portugal’s drug crisis; curbing money laundering in Canada; and how peanuts were a driving force behind colonial expansion and slavery.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current

Many offices across Canada are at a stalemate: businesses want workers back at their desks, but employees want to continue working remotely. As part of our series Work in Progress, Matt Galloway talks to two employees about why they want to work from home; and asks Mark Rose, chairman and CEO of Avison Young, what employers should consider.

Then, we talk to Dr. João Goulão — the man often credited with taming Portugal's drug crisis — about how Canada could save lives during the opioid crisis.

Plus, James Cohen, an anti-corruption expert at Transparency International Canada, discusses why Canada has become a haven for money laundering — and what to do about it.

And Jori Lewis tells us about her new book, Slaves For Peanuts: A Story of Conquest, Liberation, and A Crop That Changed History, which looks at how an appetite for peanuts was a driving force behind colonial expansion and slavery in Africa.

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