As It Happens

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

Nov. 7, 2018
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Part One

Jeff Sessions Fired
A day after the midterms, President Trump fires one of his earliest and fervent surrogates, Attorney General Jeff Sessions — in a move that our guest says was a long time in the making.

Tony Clement: Instagram/Security
Tony Clement has been turfed from the Tory caucus over a sexting scandal — and several women are now talking about his apparent habit of 'liking' their Instagram posts.

Sweden Baby Names
Sweden's strict naming laws forbid parents from christening their children with what are traditionally surnames -- so one couple is headed to the country's highest court to fight for the right to call their son Ford.

Part Two

Year of the Woman
Yesterday's midterms raised expectations of a return to 1992's 'Year of the Woman' — but our guest says, despite many gains, American politics still has far to go in terms of female representation.

Drone Bear Video
Viewers have been inspired by a viral video of a bear cub scaling a snowy ridge to rejoin its mother -- but conservationists say they're both distressed by the drone camera hovering nearby to capture the scene.

Part Three

Heidi Heitkamp Loss
Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp was defeated in last night's midterms. One of her predecessors says her loss can be chalked up to a spike in tribal politics in the heartland — manifested in the fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's nomination.

Cassidy Little 
He's an actor, a comedian, a dancer and a veteran of the British Royal Marines. And now Newfoundland actor Cassidy Little can add something else to his resumé: ongoing appearances on Coronation Street.