Making Changes: Canadian Elections, Opioid Settlement, and Floppy Disks

Making Changes: Canadian Elections, Opioid Settlement, and Floppy Disks

Skimm This - October 21, 2019 - 13:28

It’s Election Day in Canada, and polls are showing a virtual tie between the two biggest parties. We’ll connect the dots between the issues party leaders want to talk about, and the scandals that have dominated the campaign cycle. Meanwhile, the first federal trial in the opioid epidemic was supposed to start today. We’ll explain why a new settlement put that court date on hold. Also on today’s show: one unexpected place is legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage, and another is finally getting rid of floppy disks.

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