The Current

The Current for September 12, 2019

Today on The Current: We’re asking whether the Liberals’ new Arctic policy does enough to protect Canadian interests; plus, we’re digging into reports that the U.S. extracted a spy from Russia in 2017. Then, CBC reporter Andrea Bellemare tells us about concerns around political websites and your data; and we look at the origins of the board game Monopoly, asking why more people don’t know about the role played by female inventor Elizabeth "Lizzie" Magie.
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:

  • The Liberals have released the long-awaited Arctic policy, which vows to tackle poverty, hunger and eliminate homelessness in Canada's North. But some experts argue the framework doesn't pay attention to protecting threats to Canada's sovereignty from international players.
  • We're diving into the world of spies and intrigue to discuss curious reports that the U.S. extracted one of its highest-level covert sources inside Russia in 2017.
  • CBC reporter Andrea Bellemare tells us about concerns around political websites and your data.
  • Hasbro has released a new "feminist" version of Monopoly, but is now facing criticism for not acknowledging Elizabeth "Lizzie" Magie, an inventor who designed an early version of the game. We talk to author and journalist Mary Pilon about Magie's role in the game's roots.