As It Happens

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

Aug. 18, 2020

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Morneau resigns: Conservatives
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is proroguing Parliament — after the resignation of his finance minister. But Conservative Party finance critic Pierre Poilievre says he won't let the government avoid accountability that easily.  

Morneau resigns: Liberals
Newly-shuffled cabinet minister Dominic Leblanc says the Liberals remain best-poised to steer the country's recovery — with new finance minister Christia Freeland in the driver's seat. 

Afghan peace negotiator shot
Afghan peace negotiator and women's rights activist Fawzia Koofi was nearly killed on Friday. She says her daughter's words helped her keep fighting.  

Part Two

Black newborns study
Statistics tell us Black newborns die three times more often than white ones. And our guest says new research shows there's one factor that can make all the difference for survival: Black doctors. 

Tiny shrew rediscovered 
 If you want to find a missing animal, ask its human neighbours. We talk to a researcher about the first documented elephant shrew sighting in 50 years. And about the role Djibouti locals played in tracking it down.