As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

March 16, 2020

Episode Transcript

Part One

Canadians in Spain
Come home. Now. That was the message from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today to Canadians abroad. We reach a couple stuck in Spain who are desperately trying to heed that call.

COVID19: Border Critic and Chrystia Freeland
Deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland says "watch this space" when asked about closing the Canada/ US border.  A Conservative critic says the government should be acting more quickly on crucial decisions.

Part Two

Alan Kurdi Sentencing
A Turkish court hands three human traffickers stiff sentences in the case of Alan Kurdi — the young boy who drowned trying to flee Syria. His aunt tells us about why she feels some comfort from that sentence, but also some guilt.

Toronto Restaurants Closing
We hear from a restaurant owner who's frustrated by the lack of clarity about what businesses like his should be doing now. So, he's closed his own doors. 

Part Three

B.C. Seniors Shopping
A NoFrills in Kitimat, British Columbia, wiped itself down and opened its doors an hour earlier than usual today to give seniors a safer shopping experience.

Rupert River Cup
His cup falleth over. First, they won the big game. Then, he promised to transport his Northern-Ontario hockey tournament trophy safely through the snow. And then he hit a bump in the road. He'll tell us what happened next.

Online Ceilidh
Cape Breton fiddler Ashley MacIsaac says he's hoping to boost social connection during social distancing with a new online  music event he's calling a "Quarrantine Ceilidh."