The Current

The Current for Sept. 28, 2021

Today on The Current: Lawyer Marie Henein on her career, and the case for a good defence; Ambassador Kirsten Hillman on the behind-the-scenes negotiations to free the two Michaels; and what’s next for the Green Party?
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

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Today on The Current

Criminal defence lawyer Marie Henein says she felt compelled to write her new memoir, Nothing But The Truth, because her "two-dimensional" public image isn't the whole story. She tells Matt Galloway about her career, and how the public can sometimes misunderstand the work of a defence lawyer. 

Plus, Canada's Ambassador to the United States Kirsten Hillman discusses the behind-the-scenes negotiations in securing the release of the two Michaels, and what should be done to ensure this doesn't happen again.

And as Green Party Leader Annamie Paul steps down after a turbulent year in office and disappointing election results, what's next for the party? We talk to Adriane Carr, a founding member of the Green Party of Canada and current Vancouver City Councillor; Lori Turnbull, director of the School of Public Administration at Dalhousie University; and Adeana Young, the Green Party's shadow cabinet critic for Reconciliation and Indigenous Affairs.