The Current

The Current for June 18, 2019

Today on The Current: Quebec’s new immigration bill will negate thousands of immigration applications currently underway — we speak to a woman who will have to start over; then, a documentary seeks to answer some gnawing questions about Canada’s national animal, the beaver, and whether they can live in saltwater; and finally, 20 years after the Bosnian war, Anna Maria Tremonti returned to Sarajevo and spoke with two women about the children they bore after the violence.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts the 17th season of The Current. (CBC)

Today on The Current:

  • Bill 9, the newly passed immigration legislation in Quebec, would allow the government to cancel thousands of in-progress immigration applications and impose a values test that would-be immigrants will need to pass in order to become a permanent resident.
  • Our documentary A Salty Tail explores beaver behaviour that is puzzling scientists. Canada's national animal is being discovered in saltwater intertidal zones, despite the long-held understanding that the rodents only live in freshwater. Are saltwater beavers actually a thing?
  • We listen back to one of Anna Maria Tremonti's most memorable interviews: the 2012 documentary Born of War. Twenty years after she reported on the war in Bosnia, she returned to hear the stories of two women who bore children out of the violence.

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