The Current

The Current for March 18, 2019

Today on The Current: We speak to Muslim Canadians about the Islamophobia they face every day, and how it can feed into violence like the attack in New Zealand; plus, do Albertan voters care about accusations surrounding the 2017 United Conservative Party leadership race?; and one author tells us about the miraculous power of reading aloud to our children.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)
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Today on The Current:

  • Last week's attack on two mosques in New Zealand was a terrible echo of the Quebec City mosque shooting in 2017, but were both driven by a normalization of Islamophobia? We speak to three Muslim Canadians about the prejudice they face every day, and how it can lead to this kind of extremism.
  • Leaked documents show the campaign teams of Jason Kenney and Jeff Callaway collaborated to undermine rival candidate Brian Jean during the 2017 United Conservative Party leadership race. But with a provincial election in the coming months, do voters care?
  • Reading to children out loud isn't just a source of warm feelings and lovely memories; research shows it can also help developing brains. Journalist Meghan Cox Gurdon, the children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal, tells us about the miraculous power of storytime.