As It Happens

As It Happens, Monday Edition

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Part One

George Dryden obit
The late George Dryden spent much of his life attempting to prove he was the son of former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. We speak with one of the relatives he met before his death — who says he's one of Diefenbaker's grandsons. 

Pierre Karl Péladeau resigns
The Parti Quebecois is plunged into turmoil, after Pierre Karl Péladeau abruptly resigns as leader. Gilles Duceppe reflects on Peladeau's brief, tumultuous time at the top. 

Dead friend bait 
Before he died, a British man asked his fishing buddies to use his ashes as bait, which they respectfully did — and, to their delight, their final agreement came with a big catch. 

Part Two

Alex Lowe found
Sixteen years after he was killed in an avalanche in Tibet, the body of climber Alex Lowe is discovered in a glacier on the mountain where he died. 

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Bitcoin founder 
Craig Steven Wright has claimed to be the inventor of Bitcoin — although not everyone believes they can take that to the bank. 

Part Three

Adelson journalist
A columnist who's been at the Las Vegas Review-Journal for thirty years hands in his resignation — after he's told he can't write about the paper's new owner, billionaire Sheldon Adelson. 

Glass champ
Ryan Cox takes time out from his training to tell us about how he plans to win the international "Best of Belron" competition — where he'll go head-to-head with other masters of windshield repair.