The Current

The Current for Sept. 14, 2021

Today on The Current: Canada Votes 2021: homelessness, affordability and housing; Kamal Al-Solaylee on the idea of home, and the desire to return; director Eva Orner on the Australia fires and her new film Burning.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

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Today on The Current:

In Hamilton, Ont., problems around homelessness, housing and affordability reflect a national election issue. Matt Galloway talks to Vic Wojciechowska with the Hamilton Encampment Support Network; and Laura Kennedy and Mike Rigitano, who have just bought their first home after an emotional and frustrating year-and-a-half of multiple offers, and almost giving up all together.

Plus, where do you want to be buried? Kamal Al-Solaylee wrestles with that question in his new book, Return: Why We Go Back to Where We Come From. He discusses his own feelings around the idea of home, and the desire of different communities to return to their homelands.

And when director Eva Orner saw the 2019-2020 Australia fires, she wanted to address both the devastation, and lack of political will to address the root causes. Her new film Burning, part of this year's TIFF lineup, does just that.

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