As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Nov. 7, 2019
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Episode Transcript

Part One 

Senators meeting
Compensation is fine — but the lawyer for two accusers of disgraced Canadian senator Don Meredith says they really want an overhaul of the system that failed them.

Antigua reparations
The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda says Harvard University owes his country more than a debt of gratitude — it owes reparations to his people.

Mona Lisa must move
A New York Times art critic says too many people are crowding the dumb Mona Lisa to take selfies — so he wants that painting that doesn't move him to be moved. 

Part Two

McMaster Uighur activist
A Canadian university's student union suspends a Chinese club — because its members passed information to the Chinese government about a campus event featuring an advocate for Uighur rights. 

New Brunswick town saved
The small town of McAdam, New Brunswick is growing, because of an initiative where people don't pay top dollar for property — they just pay one dollar. 

Part Three

Australia soccer 
A new deal means Australia's women's  soccer team — currently ranked 8th in the world — will now get paid the same salary as the 44th-ranked men's  national squad.

Mosques destroyed
A new report uses satellite imagery to investigate how authorities in northwestern China are destroying Uighur mosques, cemeteries and shrines.