The Current

The Current for Sept. 28, 2020

Today on The Current: Turmoil in Lebanon, Canada's Vaccine Task Force member resigns over transparency concerns, Inside the NHL bubble, Canadian charged with terrorism hoax.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Today on The Current:

Almost two months after an enormous explosion ripped through Lebanon's capital, the country's prime minister-designate Mustapha Adib has resigned. In her documentary The Clocks, the CBC's Margaret Evans takes us back to a country still engulfed in turmoil.

Then, as the world hunts for a COVID-19 vaccine, Canada's Vaccine Task Force has been charged with ensuring that we get the shot that works. Now a prominent member of that task force, Gary Kobinger, has resigned over concerns about transparency and connections with big pharma.

Plus, as the Stanley Cup finals wrap up with no fans in the rink, ESPN reporter Emily Kaplan takes us inside the NHL bubble and the weird world that the players have been living in.

And a Burlington, Ont., man who claimed to have travelled to Syria to join ISIS has now been charged by the RCMP with lying about his activities and creating a terrorism hoax. We discuss the case with CBC journalist Nazim Baksh, professor of public safety Mubin Shaikh, and Leah West, a former national security lawyer with the Department of Justice.

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