The Current

The Current for September 11, 2019

Today on The Current: Our national affairs panel on the beginning of the federal election campaign, plus a panel of former MPs on what lies ahead. Plus, we talk to two Bahamians who share the harrowing stories of how they survived Hurricane Dorian. Then, we’re looking at daylight saving time — is it time to save ourselves the hassle and ditch the changing of the clock? And we talk to journalist Lisa Taddeo about her book Three Women, and why she wanted to discuss desire from the female perspective.
Laura Lynch, veteran CBC political reporter and foreign correspondent, is the recently named interim host of The Current. (CBC)
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Today on The Current

  • Liberal leader Justin Trudeau visited the Gov. Gen. Julie Payette Wednesday morning, asking her to dissolve Parliament so Canadians can go to the polls on October 21. Our national affairs panel is here to discuss what voters can expect over the next five-and-a-half weeks of campaigning.
  • Aid efforts are continuing in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, as harrowing stories emerge. We talk to two survivors: a man who had to flee rising waters with his heavily pregnant wife, and a woman who had to keep her elderly mother alive, as she floated in water for two days.
  • More than 200,000 people in B.C. responded to a poll asking if they wanted to ditch daylight saving time — and 93 per cent said yes. We talk to historian and author Michael Downing about how the ritual came about, and whether it still makes sense today.
  • Journalist Lisa Taddeo tells us she spoke to hundreds of women for her book, Three Women, about human desire. But one thing stood out about the women who eventually became her focus: their bravery.
  • Following Trudeau's meeting with Payette, Laura Lynch spoke to a panel of former MPs about what to expect from the road to the election.