As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Nov. 19, 2020


Part One

RCMP report
A former Supreme Court judge finds a culture of misogyny, homophobia and racism in the RCMP — and a former officer reveals the price of trying to hold the Mounties to account.

Detroit voting board
Reality takes another hit, as GOP members in Wayne County, Michigan, file affidavits saying they didn't want to certify the vote — after they certified the vote.

Rockefeller owl
After driving a 75-foot Christmas tree from upstate New York to downtown Manhattan, a truck driver discovers a resident in its branches: a small, disoriented owl. 

Part Two

Australia Afghan killings
An investigation in Australia alleges that members of the country's armed forces killed dozens of civilians and prisoners in Afghanistan, because of a military culture driven by "blood lust".

Net Zero: Jonathan Wilkinson
Canada's Environment Minister says new legislation would reduce net emissions to zero by 2050 — but admits the law doesn't include any penalties for failing to meet that goal.

Part Three

Gowanus Canal sludge
As crews start to dredge up century-old sludge — evocatively referred to as 'black mayonnaise' — from a Brooklyn canal — one local tells us it was worth the decades-long wait.

VHS store 
A Toronto bar owner faces down a pandemic winter with a bet on the cozy draw of nostalgia of VHS tapes.