As It Happens

As it Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, November 27th 2015

Part One

Kurdi family
Three months after the death of little Alan Kurdi, other members of his family are about to arrive in Canada -- and tonight, Alan's aunt tells us about her preparations. 

Inuit parka follow-up
After a public outcry, a British fashion label apologizes to an Inuit family for copying the design of an ancestor's sacred parka -- we find out whether the apology's accepted. 

Conservative appointments
Before he left office, former Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed a slew of people to high-profile positions -- and our guest takes the position that those positions should be taken back. 

Part Two

Kinew James inquiry
The Elizabeth Fry Societies won't be allowed to attend an inquest into the death of an aboriginal woman in custody -- and the advocacy group for female inmates would like to know why. 

Canadian art auction
You could call Toronto's Park Hyatt the "art break hotel" -- because an auction there last night fetched record-breaking sums for works by Canadian artists. 

Part Three

Refugee trauma counselling
It's an enormous challenge for refugees to get to Canada. They go through trauma can hardly be imagined. But our guest is one of just a handful of people who will specifically help with that trauma when they arrive -- and he says that's a real problem. 

Miss World Canada
Anastasia Lin has been refused entry to China for the big pageant -- and the head of Miss World Canada is not happy about it.

Supreme Court of Canada: people smuggling
The Supreme Court of Canada narrowed the legal definition of people smuggling today, in a decision that will have implications for refugees seeking protection in Canada. 

As it Happens was produced this week by: 

Laurie Allan
Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
John Chipman
Katie Geleff 
Chris Harbord
John McGill
Kevin Robertson
Pedro Sanchez 

and Kate Swoger.  

Our technicians were Reynold Gonsalves and Jennifer Rowley.

The show director is Kevin Ball. Chris Howden is our writer.

John Perry is the Senior Producer. And the Executive Producer of As It Happens is Robin Smythe.

We'd also like to thank some other people who helped us out this week: 

Rod Etheridge in St. John's.
Mary Lynk in Halifax
Joe McDonald in Fredericton
Amanda Klang in Montreal
Max Paris in Ottawa
Brent Michaluk and Davorin Cikovic in Toronto
Aadel Haleem in Windsor
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary, and
Anne Penman in Vancouver.

As It Happens will be back again on Monday. Good night, and good weekend.