The Current

The Current for Sept. 8, 2020

Today on The Current: A Very Different Year: The first day back at a Montreal school, How will the return to school affect children’s mental health?, New Conservative leader Erin O’Toole
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Today on The Current

When kids returned to school in Montreal last week, Matt Galloway went to Bancroft Elementary to see how that first day went for students and teachers — and worried parents left at home. Hear what they told us in our documentary A Very Different Year.

Plus, will kids' mental health improve with the return to school? Or is being back a cause of stress and anxiety as well? We talk to teen Thea Armenti, as well as Zainab Jamal and Tyler Black, who both counsel kids and teens.

And new Conservative leader Erin O'Toole discusses the coming throne speech, the federal Liberal government's pandemic response, and what he would do as prime minister.

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