The Current

The Current is a meeting place of perspectives, ideas and voices, with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today. The Current's team of journalists - based in every major region of the country - think locally and globally. They don't just talk about the issues. They poke and prod them and look at them from new angles, shedding light on what needs to be exposed and taking delight in the surprising twists and turns stories can take. Nothing's off limits - politics, business, culture, justice, science, religion. If it's pertinent to Canadians, it's on the Current agenda.

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Episodes

The Current "I invoked cultural appropriation in the context of literature and writing only": Hal Niedzviecki

"I invited Indigenous writers into my house so to speak and I insulted them and I absolutely apologize for that." Writer Hal Niedzviecki regrets using the term "cultural appropriation" in a recent column for Write magazine but says writers shouldn't limit themselves to what they know. The response to his article by the Canadian media prompted a heated conversation about free speech ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/30/2017

The Current Ahmed Hussen: From Somali Refugee to Canada's Immigration Minister

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen fled on his own to Canada as a teenage refugee to escape civil war in his native country. The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti sits down with him to discuss his experiences as a refugee, immigration, Canada's relationship with the U.S. and other issues.
  • 2017
  • 00:24:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/04/2017

The Current Public Forum on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

This special edition of The Current is a public forum that was held at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Que. — the fifth in a series of forums on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). Anna Maria Tremonti and panelists explore the work of the National Inquiry into MMIWG, leadership and reconciliation.
  • 2017
  • 02:05:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

The Current Senator Lynn Beyak’s remarks 'like a slap in the face': Matilda Wilson

Matilda Wilson, a residential school survivor from Smithers, B.C., rose to speak at a public forum hosted by CBC's The Current. She called Senator Lynn Beyak's comments in defence of the "well-intentioned" people who ran the residential school system "a slap in the face." Wilson shared her own experience being taken to a residential school in 1956, as well as the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:01:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

The Current The inquiry itself is not the solution: Pam Palmater

Pam Palmater, Mi'kmaw lawyer and professor, shares her insights on lessons learned from past inquiries at a public forum on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) hosted by CBC's The Current.
  • 2017
  • 00:00:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

The Current Why don't residential school survivors just get over it?: Murray Sinclair

To those who ask why Indigenous people don't just "get over" the residential school experience, Senator Murray Sinclair has this response: "My answer has always been: Why can't you always remember this?" Sinclair was speaking at one of The Current's public forums on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG).
  • 2017
  • 00:01:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017