Ralph Klein showed Canada the power of populism. The former premier of Alberta oversaw 14 years of majority governments, He was mayor of Calgary for nine years. Klein's connection to the voters of Alberta was without equal.
Klein was provocative. He led his province through austerity in a successful bid to erase Alberta's debt.
And he was controversial, known for gaffes, gestures and calling easterners "creeps". But he was loved and he was great at winning elections.
Brian Tobin was an eastern Liberal during the Klein years, but he remembers Klein as a charming, warm, compassionate individual with a surprising love for Canada. We talk to Brian Tobin, former premier and federal cabinet minister about the long shadow cast by Ralph Klein.
Fitness can lead to a long life. Montreal born Joe Weider, a pioneer in the field of fitness and bodybuilding, died last weekend in Los Angeles. He was 93.
Weider made a business out of bodybuilding when it was an obscure and emerging sport. He caught the attention of millions of kids, and one of them, living in Austria, became the most famous bodybuilder of all time.
Arnold Schwarzenegger says without Joe Weider he'd still be a nobody in Europe. Weider's early bodybuilding empire inspired Arnie to move to America and their friendship propelled Schwarzenegger into movies and politics.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger remembers his friend Joe Weider today.
They've become a familiar site to Montrealers: students filing through the streets protesting tuition increases and demanding government action. It's been going on for over a year.
When the Quebec government tried to put a lid on things with their anti-protest Bill 78, half a million people poured onto the streets, Now 14 months into the stand-off, and with both sides testing the powers of Bill 78, police and protestors each have their backs up.
Protestors have created their own surveillance of the police, photographing them, collecting information and posting it online. And the cops are not happy. They say the postings amount to intimidation and that's illegal. We hear from both sides today on Day 6.
April Fool's Quiz
Pay attention. Media outlets will be trying to punk you with false news on Monday. It's an April Fool's tradition to plant stories like this one alleging Richard Branson's journey to the centre of the Earth.
As it Happens on the other hand, a CBC Radio institution, has perfected the art of elevating a wacko story into a hard news line up. You can't believe the story about the penis museum, but you do, because you trust As it Happens.
Play along... if you dare.
Harmony Goes Florida
Themes of teen drug use and juvenile nihilism continue in Spring Breakers, his fifth feature film, but now they're bolstered by violence and gangsta culture.
Spring Breakers has received a lot of press for the casting of former Disney Princesses as debauched college students running amok, and rave reviews for the movie's unusual tone and seductive surfaces and the performance of James Franco as a southern gangsta-wanna-be.
Harmony Korine joins us from Nashville.
And hope you all have a little break on this holiday weekend. That's Day 6 for another week. Don't be April fooled by imitations.