The Current

The Current for March 5, 2020

Today on The Current: Health officials are advising anyone with COVID-19 symptoms to stay home — but that's a tough choice for many Canadians who don't get paid if they don't work. We discuss coronavirus and the gig economy. Plus, our national affairs panel reviews the federal government’s new Coronavirus Response Committee, and what happens next with the Wet'suwet'en protests. And finally, we talk to author and investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell, whose investigative work helped to deliver justice in unsolved murder cases of the civil rights era in the U.S., decades later.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current: Health officials are advising anyone with COVID-19 symptoms to stay home — but that's a tough choice for many Canadians who don't get paid if they don't work. We discuss coronavirus and the gig economy. Plus, our national affairs panel reviews the federal government's new Coronavirus Response Committee, and what happens next with the Wet'suwet'en protests. And finally, we talk to author and investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell, whose investigative work helped to deliver justice in unsolved murder cases of the civil rights era in the U.S., decades later.

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