As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, February 20, 2020
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Part One

Wet'suwet'en: Delee Nikal
Delee Nikal, a member of the Wet'suwet'en nation says she doesn't trust the Mounties' offer -- and expects supporters will stand their ground.

Wet'suwet'en: Marc Garneau
Canada's Transport Minister says he's hopeful nationwide rail blockades will wind down now that the RCMP has offered to pull back from Wet'suwet'en land.

Roger Stone sentence
Prosecutors wanted up to nine years, but  Roger Stone is going to prison for three. Former federal attorney Harry Litman says the judge made a fair decision -- which wasn't easy. 

Part Two

Germany shooting
A gunman opened fire at two cafes popular with immigrants, killing nine. Authorities say he had a history of posting racist rhetoric online. Lelya Acar represents the Kurdish diaspora in Germany, and calls it a 'political murder'.

Bloomberg debate
Everyone took swings at Michael Bloomberg at last night's Democratic debate. But a political scientist says the candidate has no one to blame but himself. 

Part Three

Coronavirus: Hong Kong
South Korea gets hit with more than 50 cases of coronavirus in less than 24 hours -- and the majority of them can be traced back to one sick woman at a busy church service. 

WWI helmets
Researchers say the helmets French soldiers used during the First World War are more effective -- in some ways -- than the ones American soldiers use today. 

Halifax rental scam
When he found a listing for the perfect apartment in Halifax at just the right price, renter Alex MacLeod thought it was too good to be true. And he was right. 


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