As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017

Episode transcript

Part One

Asylum seekers: government
The sudden spike in asylum-seekers entering Quebec from the United States is creating concern — but Ottawa says everything's under control. 

Syrian activist executed
For years, supporters campaigned for a Syrian cyber-activist to be freed from prison — only to learn this week that he'd been secretly executed two years ago. 

Fishing Freedom of Information request 
An Ontario fisherman who shares all his favourite spots on his website decides to keep just one to himself — even after someone files a Freedom of Information request demanding he reveal it. 

Part Two

South African activist
For 46 years since an anti-apartheid activist died in police custody in South Africa, his family has been fighting to find out what happened — and now, an inquest may finally tell them. 

Boushie feast
The police have been criticized for their investigation of the fatal shooting of a young Indigenous man — but one year after his death, the family of Colten Boushie has invited the RCMP to an anniversary feast.