As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

March 25, 2021

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

SCC Carbon Tax - Wilkinson
Ottawa wins its fight to impose a nation-wide carbon tax -- which will also have a taxing effect on its relationship with the provinces, who fought it all the way to the Supreme Court. 

Mini Cooper Pushed 
Pushed to the limit. A dump truck pushed a Toronto nurse's car for half a kilometre on a busy highway, sideways -- and she says her Mini Cooper's low centre of gravity and nearby drivers are the reason she's still alive.

World's Largest Painting Sells
The artist behind a painting the size of nearly four basketball courts says artwork from children helped inspire the record-breaking -- and back-breaking -- painting.

Part Two

Suez Canal Logistics
All hull won't break loose. After two days, that giant container ship is still stuck in the Suez Canal -- and our guest says if it doesn't go somewhere fast, it could be in for weeks of going nowhere fast. 

England Knocking Swan 
Every year, a swan named Cedric spends months tapping on people's front doors in the town of Northampton, England -- and as our guest tells us, it's a hard-knock life. 

Part Three

Atlantic Bubble Confusion
A Labrador woman who couldn't get a voting kit delivered to her house says it's not right that her right to vote in the provincial election was taken away. 

NY Musician Instrument
We reach a musician who says Johann Sebastian Bach didn't care much for pianos -- his favourite instrument was the nearly forgotten lautenwerck.