The Current

The Current for March 26, 2019

Today on The Current: The latest twist in the Brexit saga and how young voters are feeling; plus, we catch up with Shakila Zareen, a young Afghan woman starting a new life in Canada after she was shot in the face by her husband; and we take a close look at violence in Ontario long-term care facilities, and its impact on workers in the industry.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)

Today on The Current

  • British MPs have voted to take control of the Brexit process, prompting speculation that Prime Minister Theresa May could soon name her own departure date. We explore the latest twist in the Brexit saga, and ask how young voters are feeling.
  • A year ago on The Current, we spoke to Shakila Zareen, a young Afghan woman who had been shot in the face by her husband. Zareen has been rebuilding her life in Canada, undergoing extensive surgery and meeting with high-level politicians — including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — to discuss the plight of refugees. The CBC's Laura Lynch has been with Zareen for many of these milestones over the past year; she catches us up on the young woman's journey.
  • A new study looks at the violence suffered by staff in Ontario's long-term care facilities, at both the hands of residents and their families. We speak to the author of the study, as well as one nurse who ended up going to the police over the abuse she says she faced.

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