As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Kevin O'Leary
Reality TV star and investor Kevin O'Leary sees only one figure powerful enough to lead the Conservative Party, defeat Justin Trudeau, and take on Donald Trump — and it's Kevin O'Leary. 

US election recount
After a coalition of security wonks raises red flags about the way some electronic votes were cast, there could now be a recount in some key American battleground states. 

American Thanksgiving dinner
Post-election, Americans are experiencing gravy misgivings this Thanksgiving —and a father and son who voted differently explain what it's like to have more than a turkey between them. 

Part Two

Chuck Strahl
To deflect questions about a pay-to-play fundraiser, and a dubious donation to the Trudeau Foundation, the PM says everything's cool because Chuck Strahl is a Foundation director. At which point Mr. Strahl resigns. 

Trump climate follow-up
Robert Walker, an advisor to Donald Trump, told us why NASA's climate-change research should be scrapped —but tonight, Astronomer and Slate science writer Phil Plait refutes pretty much everything Mr. Walker said. 

Part Three

Sandra Jansen
Last week, Sandra Jansen was an MLA for the Progressive Conservatives in the Alberta legislature. Then she switched to the NDP. And now, she has a security detail assigned to her. She tells us what's happened since she crossed the floor. 

Vancouver carfentanil
It's 100 times more powerful than fentanyl. And police are warning that carfentanil is showing up on the streets of Vancouver. Janice Abbott heads a housing organization with three clients who have fatally overdosed in the last 10 days. 

Rap battle
Montreal hip-hop artist Jonathan Emile wins a court fight, after a dispute with record companies representing the Grammy Award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar.