CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
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And now it's getting personal. With the Conservatives and Liberals head-to-head in the polls, the parties are now going negative with their messaging. Is this an effective strategy? We ask Anna Esselment at political scientist at the University of Waterloo; A student from Barrie, Andie Kaiser, who is in her first year at the University of Waterloo, talks about winning a Village Media Journalism Scholarship; Cases of COVID have been reported in over 200 schools since classes resumed. So are the safeguards the province promised working? We ask infectious disease Dr. Susy Hota from the University Health Network in Toronto; The World Bank is warning that more than 200 million people could become refugees if climate change continues unchecked. Warda Shazadi Meighen of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers says Canada needs to start thinking about how to prepare for the possibility of this massive displacement of people; Kimberly Sutherland Mills of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library recommends some books based on ancient stories and fairy tales; Sarah Tilley is a harm reduction co-ordinator with the Gilbert Centre in Barrie. She offers her perspective on the growing problem of drug abuse and homelessness affecting many younger people in the region; OK Blue Jays! Toronto's ball team is on a late-season tear towards the playoffs. Jamie Campbell, host of Blue Jays Central on Sportsnet talks about the talent on the team and the prospects for the club.