As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, Aug. 15, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One 

Afghanistan anniversary: Canada
Many Afghans who were promised refuge in Canada are living in fear while they wait for asylum. But the immigration minister says Ottawa is acting as fast as it can.

Salman Rushdie update
One of Salman Rushdie's publishers tells us the author will never stop defending free speech, even after a life-altering attack that may leave him blind.

Dreaming spiders
A scientist observes spiders twitching while they sleep, in what appears to be the rapid-eye-movement phase -- and speculates about what they might be dreaming about.

Part Two

Delta Airlines cartoon
An American flight attendant was fired for posting a controversial cartoon about Donald Trump -- but the Canadian artist who drew it tells us the company is way out of line.

Pre-construction price hike 
Before the pandemic, an Ontario couple bought a pre-construction home. Now the developer says costs have gone up, and they need to pay nearly 200 thousand dollars more. But they're not buying that.