The Current

The Current for March 26, 2021

Today on The Current: Calls to prioritize vaccinations for teachers; Supreme Court rules that Ottawa's carbon pricing is constitutional; U.K. historical building deploys wasps to tackle moth infestation; Tens of thousands displaced in Ethiopia’s armed conflict.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

As teachers try to reach the finish line in what has been an unprecedented school year, there are now growing calls to prioritize their vaccinations, with B.C. leading the way. Matt Galloway talks to teachers across the country: Paul Gullacher in Regina, Matthew Morris in Toronto, and Christine Blessin in Chilliwack, B.C.

And in a big win for the federal government, the Supreme Court has ruled that Ottawa's carbon pricing is constitutional. We get reaction from Andrew Weaver, climate scientist and former leader of the B.C. Green Party, and discuss the political fallout with national affairs panellists: Kelly Cryderman of the Globe and Mail in Calgary, and Vassy Kapelos, host of CBC's Power and Politics.

Then, in the wake of a moth infestation, the keepers of a historical building in Britain have deployed an army of parasitic wasps to protect its artifacts. We talk to Hilary Jarvis, a National Trust conservator leading the wasp trial at Blickling Hall, and Pascal Querner is a pest consultant who works specifically with museums. 

And the armed conflict in Ethiopia is entering its fifth month, with tens of thousands fleeing to neighbouring Sudan to escape the violence. We hear from Steve Cornish, executive director of Doctors Without Border Switzerland, who has just returned from a refugee camp on the border.