The Current

The Current for May 15, 2019

Today on The Current: Our political panel weighs in on the fallout from the Mark Norman case; plus, we speak with an author who wants us to pay more attention to people with mental illness; and we look back at the Winnipeg General Strike, 100 years on.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)
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Today on The Current:

  • Our political panel weighs in on the fallout from the Mark Norman case, discussing it in light of the SNC-Lavalin affair. Could the consecutive controversies have an impact on the fall election?
  • Writer Susan Doherty has spent the last decade volunteering with patients with severe mental illness, and has written about it in her new book, The Ghost Garden: Inside the Lives of Schizophrenia's Feared and Forgotten. She tells Anna Maria Tremonti about why she wants every one of us to do a better job helping people who are living in the shadows.
  • On the 100th anniversary of what has become known as the Winnipeg General Strike, we take a look back at the milestone moment in the history of labour relations and politics for Canada.

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