As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Feb. 4, 2019

Episode transcript

Part One

Quadriga CX client
Customers of a Nova Scotia company can't get access to 250 million dollars' worth of cryptocurrency — because the founder just died, and he was the only one with the password to the virtual safe. 

Brooklyn jail investigation
A Brooklyn city councillor describes the inhumane conditions inside a federal jail — where inmates endured almost a week without any electricity. 

Hybrid bird
In scientific terms, it's a "bi-lateral gynandromorph" — but in birdwatcher's terms, it's a cardinal that's half-male, half-female, with its colours split right down the middle. 

Part Two

Venezuela latest
Canada has officially recognized Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela — and his representative tells us how all this support from outside his country is affecting things inside. 

Seal beach takeover
Dozens of elephant seals moved onto a California beach during the government shutdown — and they're not going anywhere. 

Part Three

Saudi U.K. report
A panel of British MPs says that Saudi Arabia's treatment of jailed female activists — including Samar Badawi — amounts to torture. The mistreatment includes sleep deprivation, assault, threats to life and solitary confinement. 

Michael Ferguson obit
As Auditor General, the late Michael Ferguson held governments responsible for their spending. His colleague Alex Himelfarb remembers Mr. Ferguson, who died on Saturday, as a man who had the integrity required to demand integrity from others.