The Current

The Current for Sept. 18, 2020

Today on The Current: Tenants worried as eviction moratoriums come to an end, Jacob Soboroff on Trump administration and families separated at U.S. border, Retired school teacher aiming to walk 2.2 million steps for Terry Fox anniversary, Alberta to stop asymptomatic testing
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

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Today on The Current

The bans on evictions have now been lifted in every province, raising concerns among out-of-work tenants still struggling in the pandemic. We talk to Vinson Salim, a tenant who hasn't paid rent since he lost his job in March; David Hutniak, CEO of Landlord B.C., a group representing mostly small to medium-sized landlords in B.C.; and Danielle Sabelli, a lawyer with the Community Legal Assistance Society in Vancouver. 

Jacob Soboroff's new book, Separated: Inside an American Tragedy, takes us back into the detention centres where children were forcibly separated from their parents after crossing the U.S. border — and shines a light on what exactly officials knew about the psychological impact it would have on children.

Debbie Laurie's students used to call her "Mrs. Terry Fox" because of her decades of raising money for cancer research. We speak to the retired school teacher who made it her goal to walk 2.2 million steps by this Sunday — the 40th annual Terry Fox run. 

We hear from listeners about their experiences getting tested for COVID-19 across the country — and infectious diseases physician Dr. Lynora Saxinger discusses Alberta's decision to stop testing for people who aren't showing symptoms.