The Current

The Current for June 4, 2019

Today on The Current: Why did the MMIWG report use the term 'Canadian genocide,' and will people understand what was meant?; then, how best can we elevate humanity to new heights? Start with women’s empowerment, says philanthropist Melinda Gates; also, a new podcast looks at decades of abuse within the walls of a suburban Ottawa high school.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts the 17th season of The Current. (CBC)
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Today on The Current

  • The inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women concludes there has been a "Canadian genocide," a term that has prompted mixed reactions. We discuss why the report used the term, and whether Canadians will understand what it means in this context.
  • Melinda Gates speaks with Anna Maria Tremonti about her new book The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes The World, and how billionaire philanthropy is a piece of the puzzle in achieving global equity.
  • For decades, an Ottawa high school was the site of sexual abuse, violation of trust and a lack of action by authorities. A new CBC Podcast, The Band Played On, investigates what took place behind closed doors and why it fell on deaf ears for so long. 

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