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Author: Graham Swaney


Ahead of historic inauguration of new U.S. president, dystopian scenes from a riot-rattled Washington

The threat of renewed violence has been hanging over Washington, D.C. since rioters supporting U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6. On the eve of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, Capital Current correspondent Graham Swaney captured scenes from the American capital and asked residents what it’s been like — in the midst of the...
A mural on a building wall in a downtown Ottawa parking lot shows a young homeless man and an older homeless man.

COVID-19, homelessness create a vicious cycle of suffering

Daniel Bhend woke up from a short nap as a Kitchener bus arrived at its final destination. The driver told everyone to get out, but Bhend — a homeless man — asked to remain on board. “I’m freezing and I have nowhere else to go,” Bhend recalled telling the driver. The driver insisted and then called a supervisor. In response,...