The Current

The Current for May 28, 2020

Today on The Current: Canada and China’s complicated relationship; David Frum on Trump’s re-election bid; Calgary teens set up joke hotline for seniors; Should for-profit model of long-term care be replaced
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

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Today on The Current

What does the Meng Wanzhou decision mean for relations with China, and the two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, currently being held there? We talk to Rob Malley, who worked with Michael Kovrig, and ex-CSIS director Richard Fadden.

Then, is U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election bid in trouble? David Frum thinks it might be. He explains why, and weighs in on the president's week of spreading conspiracy theories about his political opponents.

Plus, heard the one about the Calgary students who wanted to cheer up seniors feeling isolated during the pandemic? They started a joke hotline! (No, really). Grade 12 student Jared Quinn tells us about the Joy4All project.

And after reports of appalling conditions in facilities, there are calls to end the for-profit model of long-term care. Henry Tomaszewski's mom and aunt died in care, he joins us to discuss the changes he wants to see.