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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Barrie city councilor Natalie Harris talks about efforts to help people overcome the residual trauma from the tornado that hit in July; CBC producer Antonia Reed reports that before the pandemic many kids weren't getting the recommended amount of physical activity. And - no surprise perhaps - even fewer are now; John Beebe is with the Democratic Engagement Exchange at Ryerson University a non-partisan organization encouraging voter participation. He outlines the effect of the pandemic on the process of voting in today's federal election; Amie Varley is a registered nurse and co-host of The Gritty Nurse Podcast. She describes how members of her profession have been affected by social media during the pandemic; In response to the recent allegations of sexual assault among students at Western University in London,we speak with Carina Gabriele from the group 'Courage to Act' about the problem of gender-based violence on campuses across Canada; Small businesses - among others - will be called on to enforce the province's new vaccine certificate program. Marcel Rene, the owner of Champions Gymnastics in Cavan Monaghan just south of Peterborough outlines for us some of the difficulties he anticipates. Local M.P.P. Dave Smith clarifies the government's requirements.