As It Happens

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

Oct. 17, 2018

Part One

Marijuana: Pardons
Now that pot's legal, the feds say they'll also make it easier for people convicted of possession to receive pardons — but our guest wants his record wiped clean. 

Yemen: MP
A British MP says it's telling that the apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi has prompted outrage against Saudi Arabia —and a Saudi war that's killed thousands in Yemen has not. 

Marijuana Dad
Our guest made sure to be the first customer when a Newfoundland store started selling legal weed — and tonight, he'll tell us how it felt to buy that weed from his own son. 

Part Two

Insect Die Off
Forty years after their last visit to a Puerto Rican rainforest, two biologists find an astounding drop in the number of insects — and the number of creatures that feed on them. 

Mining Rescue Team
The world's first all-female mine rescue team to compete in an international competition is Canadian — and deep down, their founder always knew they'd make it deep down. 

Part Three

Marijuana: Matt Mernagh
He went through the grinder — and now everyone's using one. Matt Mernagh fought all the way to the Supreme Court to legalize pot — and years later, the new law seems like a pipe dream. 

Ottawa Twitter Suit 
A trio of political activists argues they have a constitutional right not to be blocked by Ottawa's mayor on Twitter — but the mayor insists he has a right to decide who has access to his personal account.