The Current

The Current for May 19, 2022

Today on The Current: How community is coming together after the deadly shooting in Buffalo; international co-operation needed to address world crises, says risk expert; the Supreme Court’s ruling on extreme intoxication as a defence; and equal pay in soccer
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

A mass shooting claimed 10 lives in Buffalo, N.Y. last weekend. The Current's John Chipman went there and found a community coming together to heal; he tells Matt Galloway what he saw.

Then, the world faces many crises — and risk expert Ian Bremmer believes international co-operation is our best shot at addressing them. He explains what our collective future holds if we don't work together, and tells us about his new book, The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats – and Our Response – Will Change the World.

Plus, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled last week that defendants accused of violent crimes can use self-induced extreme intoxication as a defence. We discuss the implications with Danielle Robitaille, a defence lawyer who represented Thomas Chan, who fatally injured his father while highly intoxicated; and Elizabeth Sheehy, a professor emerita at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law. 

Also, women soccer players in the U.S. have won equal pay with their male counterparts after a years-long fight. Retired Canadian soccer star Diana Matheson addresses what this means for Canada's women's team and their fight for pay equality. 

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