The Current

The Current for September 16, 2019

How Canada's intelligence community is reacting to the arrest of a senior RCMP official accused of spying; David Byrne on reasons to be happy; what's at stake as the Alberta government fights back against groups critical of the oilsands.
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Today on The Current:

  • After the arrest of senior RCMP official Cameron Ortis under the Security of Information Act, we speak to members of the Canadian intelligence community about what a spy scandal could mean to Canada's national security and relationship with our Five Eyes spying partners.
  • Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has a new project: an online magazine delving into solutions to issues around the world. He tells us about why there are actually plenty of reasons to feel positive about the state of the world.
  • As the Alberta government fights back against groups critical of the oilsands, we look at the strategy, the reaction and what's at stake.

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