The Current

The Current for Nov. 22, 2019

What exactly is the middle class?; Amnesty says Facebook and Google threaten human rights; soup may help fight malaria; the hope and optimism of 'End Times'
Veteran CBC political reporter and foreign correspondent Laura Lynch is interim host of The Current. (CBC)
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Today on The Current

  • Mona Fortier, the new Minister of Middle Class Prosperity, speaks to us about what her new position entails and who counts as middle class
  • An Amnesty International researcher tells us why the organization believes Facebook and Google pose an "unprecedented" danger to human rights
  • CFL fans gear up for the 107th Grey Cup
  • New research shows that your grandma was right — soup may actually fight illness, including malaria
  • The apocalypse may not exactly be an uplifting subject, but Bryan Walsh, author of the new book 'End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World,' says there are reasons to be hopeful, even when you're talking about the end of the world.