As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, June 15, 2018

Part One

Trinity Western University
A Christian university's law school demands that its students refrain from sex outside heterosexual marriage — and now the Supreme Court says Canada's law societies can refrain from giving that school accreditation. 

Scarborough Shooting
A group of children in East Toronto were having fun yesterday when someone started shooting — and I'll speak with a nurse who was called to help the two girls who were hit. 

Banksy Protest
Thanksy, but no Banksy. Toronto is hosting the largest-ever exhibition of work by the British graffiti artist — but a local artist thinks Banksy's a doofus, and would rather watch paint dry than go. 

Part Two

Toronto Cyclist
Nearly 100 pedestrians and cyclists have been killed in Toronto since the mayor introduced a plan to make the streets safer — and tension between drivers and cyclists is escalating. 

LGBT Refugees
After years of uncertainty and cruelty, a gay refugee couple is set to come to Canada — but first, they'll have to endure the harshest trial of all: being separated by the Turkish government. 

Part Three

Mary O'Flaherty Obit
You may not have heard of the late Mary O'Flaherty — but a former diplomat says she was an unsung hero of the "Canadian Caper" — which got Americans out of Iran during the hostage crisis in 1980. 

Car Lift Rescue 
After a woman gets pinned underneath a car in Nanaimo, B.C, onlookers gather their strength to hoist the Lexus hatchback off her — and save her life. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Chris Harbord
Katie Geleff
Sarah Jackson 
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes
Emilie Quesnel
Kate Swoger
Julian Uzielli

and Noushin Ziafati.

Our technicians this week are Laura Antonelli and Reynold Gonsalves. The show director this week is John McGill. Chris Howden is our writer.

John Perry is our 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: 

Mary-Catherine McIntosh in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Kristin Nelson and Chris Rands in Ottawa
Keith Hart at Radio Archives in Toronto
Sylvene Gilchrist, Ashly July and Luke Williams — also in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary
and Anne Penman in Vancouver.

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