The Current

The Current for Oct. 14, 2021

Today on The Current: State of emergency called over evidence of fuel contamination in Iqaluit’s drinking water; CBC Fifth Estate investigates Canada’s failed vaccine deal with China; Tarana Burke on her work in the Me Too movement, years before it went viral.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current

Iqaluit is in a state of emergency after evidence of fuel contamination was found in the city's drinking water. Matt Galloway talks to Deputy Mayor (on leave) Pitsiulaaq about how people are coping now, and what solutions are needed for the long term; and Andrew Medeiros, a freshwater ecologist and an assistant professor at Dalhousie University's School of Resource and Environmental Studies. 

Plus in a new investigation, The Fifth Estate's Bob McKeown looks at Canada's deal with China on the CanSino vaccine — and how it fell apart without a single dose administered to Canadians.

And activist Tarana Burke founded the Me Too movement years before it became a viral hashtag. She tells us about that work, and her new memoir Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement.

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