As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Nov. 21, 2019

Episode Transcript

Part One

New environment minister
Justin Trudeau's allies say the Prime Minister is open to "improving" key environmental laws -- which means we've got some questions for the new minister in charge.

Netanyahu indicted
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted Wednesday on corruption charges -- and his problems mean more political turmoil for Israel. 

California bar money
For years, patrons covered the ceiling of his California tiki bar with bills -- and when Michael Thanos took it all down, he found layers and layers of dirty money. 

Part Two

Impeachment wrap-up
After the last scheduled hearing in the impeachment inquiry wraps up, a former federal prosecutor says the Democrats have a strong legal case against the President -- but the political case will be tougher to make. 

John Mann obit
Spirit of the West co-founder Geoffrey Kelley remembers his late friend John Mann -- a singer-songwriter with a wicked sense of humour, who shed light the stigma of early onset Alzheimer's. 

Part Three

DRC measles deaths
UNICEF chief of health Dr. Xavier Crespin says the much-discussed Ebola virus isn't the most deadly illness in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- it's the easily-prevented measles virus. 

RCMP officer's journal
Sergeant Robert David Van Norman was a decorated, respected RCMP officer. Then he was spotted at a certain Ottawa hotel, known for its gay clientele -- and fired. Now, his grand-niece, who is an RCMP officer herself, is publishing the late sergeant's journal.