The Current

The Current for June 25, 2020

Today on The Current: Mental health and police wellness checks, National Affairs Panel on Canada’s foreign policy, The return of sports during a pandemic, Andre Picard
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)
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Today on The Current:

Journalist Anna Mehler Paperny has been on the receiving end of police wellness checks. She says overhauling the response won't be easy or obvious, but we owe it to each other to find a more caring way. We discuss how to move forward with CAMH psychiatrist and Wellesley Institute CEO Dr. Kwame McKenzie and Jennifer Lavoie, associate professor in criminology at Wilfred Laurier University.

What is this country's foreign policy in 2020, and what should it be? Our National Affairs Panel — including Ben Rowswell, president of the Canadian International Council and former Ambassador to Venezuela; Lynette Ong, China expert at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto; and Robert Fowler, Canada's longest-serving ambassador to the United Nations — weigh in.

Do you miss sports? Many do. In the midst of a pandemic, and a reckoning over anti-Black racism, sports leagues are trying to figure out how to come back. What is the place, if any, of sports in the world we're in now? Toronto Star journalist Bruce Arthur and The Athletic's Kavitha Davidson discuss.

Finally, we check in with Globe and Mail health columnist André Picard about rising COVID-19 cases among young people, the two-metre rule and testing as Canada begins to re-open.