The Current

The Current for Nov. 24, 2021

Today on The Current: Political veterans weigh in on the throne speech — and the session ahead; how the trauma of the High River flood could offer a roadmap to recovery in B.C.; new CBC podcast explores incel culture connected to the Toronto van attack.

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

In Tuesday's throne speech, the Liberal government promised to bring an end to the pandemic, pursue reconciliation and fight climate change. Robyn Bresnahan discusses those promises and the session ahead with three political veterans: former Conservative MP Lisa Raitt; former NDP MP Libby Davies; and former Liberal MP Wayne Easter.

Plus, the floods in B.C. are hard to watch for some residents in High River, Alta. — they experienced a similar trauma in 2013. But could their experience offer a blueprint for recovery in B.C.? We talk to long-time High River resident Connie Balerud; Rev. Susan Lukey, a minister at the High River United Church; and Mayor Craig Snodgrass.

And in the aftermath of the Toronto van attack in 2018, the perpetrator was revealed to be connected to incel groups online. A new CBC podcast, Boys Like Me, explores the underbelly of the incel subculture — and what can drive some young men to subscribe to misogyny and violence.

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