As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Jan. 31, 2019

Episode transcript

Part One

Supreme Court of Canada: Redwater cleanup
The Supreme Court rules that, if an energy company goes bankrupt, its first duty is to clean up its environmental mess — before it cleans up the financial one. 

France rape trial
Five years ago, French police officers raped a Canadian woman inside their Paris headquarters — and today, they were found guilty. 

Sea star apocalypse
Scientists are alarmed to find sunflower sea stars have all but disappeared from the West Coast of Canada and the U.S. — and our guest sees nothing less than an apocalypse. 

Part Two

Afghanistan: Ryan Crocker
Former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker says the framework peace deal struck between Washington and the Taliban isn't a victory — it's a surrender.

Jane Austen painting
For years, they've insisted they have the only professional painting of Jane Austen — and now, the owners have found a note they hope will make that a truth universally acknowledged. 

Part Three

Adam Capay case
Correctional officer Michael Lundy blew the whistle on conditions for Adam Capay and other inmates at the 93-year-old Thunder Bay Jail. Now he wants the government to follow-through on building a long-promised replacement facility, so inmates can get the treatment and programs they need. 

Europe: Iran sanctions
Germany, France and the United Kingdom set up a financial mechanism that they hope will allow businesses to side-step the United States' Iran sanctions, and preserve the nuclear anti-proliferation deal.