The Current

The Current for May 17, 2019

Today on The Current: We discuss an ‘abhorrent’ video of an RCMP officer's interview with an alleged sexual assault victim; plus, we look at servers striking over having to share their tips with salaried managers; and after a jury awarded $2 billion US in damages to a California couple who claim the weed killer Roundup gave them cancer, we look at its use here in Canada.
Piya Chattopadhyay is guest host of The Current. (CBC)
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Today on The Current

  • A 2012 video of an RCMP officer asking an Indigenous teenager if she was "turned on" by an alleged sexual assault was condemned as "absolutely abhorrent" by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale this week. We discuss the video, and what more needs to be done to support survivors.
  • Servers in Ontario are striking over changes to their tip out — the portion of tips they share with kitchen workers and other staff. One worker says the amount they gave away doubled overnight, and alleges it's all going to salaried managers. We look at tipping culture in Canada.
  • Earlier this week, a jury awarded $2 billion US in damages to a California couple who claim the weed killer Roundup gave them cancer. But not everyone agrees that the chemical in question — glyphosate —  is harmful, and some farmers here in Canada say it's vital to their work.