As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Feb. 11, 2019
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Part One

Joe Schlesinger obit
For decades, the late journalist Joe Schlesinger covered the world for the CBC — helping make order of chaos, and serving as a beacon in the fog of war. 

Edmonton bus driver
An Edmonton bus driver pulled over when he saw a man collapsed in frigid temperatures — and may have saved his life. 

New insect found
B.C. caver Craig Wagnell doesn't have kids — so he's especially placed that the weird species of insect he's discovered will carry his name. 

Part Two

Michael Wilson obit
Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney says former Finance Minister, ambassador and financier Michael Wilson was a man whose modesty masked a willingness to fight for what he thought was right.  

Walter Jones obit
The late Republican Congressman Walter Jones was one of the men behind the angry renaming of "French fries" to "freedom fries" — but he dropped that issue when he turned against the Iraq War. 

Part Three

Uighur artist dead?
A close family friend of famed Uighur musician Abdurehim Heyit was devastated by the news Saturday that Mr. Heyit had died in detention in China — and then shocked, the next day, when China released a video, allegedly of Mr. Heyit saying he's alive and well.

S.N.C. Lavalin: Housefather
Prime Minister Trudeau says he welcomes an ethics investigation allegations his Attorney General was pressured to help a Quebec-based multi-national avoid a corruption trial. The Liberal chair of the House of Commons Justice Committee responds to the question of whether that welcome will extend to a full-blown parliamentary inquiry.