As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, November 5th 2015

Part One

Canadian Syria fighter
The late John Robert Gallagher went to Syria to fight against ISIS -- and tonight, his aunt remembers a man who died for his convictions. 

Jody Wilson-Raybould
Jody Wilson-Raybould's father may have predicted his daughter's political success -- but it was hard work that made her Canada's new Justice Minister. 

Street preacher
The only thing that can always reach him is the sound of the preacher man. And one Edmonton city councillor says it's time for new rules about just how loud that preacher man can be. 
Part Two

MSF report
A Doctors Without Borders investigation reveals the harrowing details of the U.S. airstrike that killed 30 people and destroyed its hospital in northern Afghanistan. 

Doctor sick days
Medical professionals in Ontario ask the province to give workers the legal right to sick days -- for their health, and for everyone else's health, too. 

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Part Three

Documentary detention
Mourad Benchellali spent two years detained at Guantanamo Bay. Now, he travels the world speaking out against radicalization. But when he came to Canada, he was immediately deemed a security risk at the airport -- and detained. 

Younger case: NDP
Nova Scotia's Environment Minister is facing calls to resign after he didn't show up to testify in a criminal case, despite being subpoenaed. Andrew Younger said MLA privilege prevented him from testifying, but the NDP opposition isn't buying it. 

First Nations school museum
A small town in the Northwest Territories wants its old schoolhouse turned into a museum -- because having it meant the youngest children weren't sent away to residential schools.