As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

As It Happens for Thursday, June 16.

Episode Transcript

Part One 

Chrystia Freeland inflation
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says the federal government is doing everything in its power to address inflation -- but a member of the opposition says the Liberals are inflating what they've actually done. 

BC money laundering report
A new report blames ministers, bureaucrats, and law enforcement for allowing money laundering to grow unchecked in B.C. for years. And our guest says it all comes down to a "failure of will." 

Tortoise not extinct
Scientists were stunned and thrilled to find a giant tortoise long thought to be extinct living on a pristine island in the Galapagos. And our guest has joined the shellebration. 

Part Two

Food labels ranchers
Health Canada has proposed warning labels about fat levels on packages of ground beef. And that's got ranchers cheesed off -- especially because dairy and eggs are exempt. 

Double plane seats
A new design for a double-decker airplane seat -- where one passenger is stacked on another -- is eliciting some strong reactions. But the university student who came up with the concept suggests you try before you cry. 

Part Three

New Zealand penguin die off
It's not unusual for some dead penguins to come ashore in New Zealand at this time of year. But our guest says what's happening now blows past years out of the water -- and climate change is to blame. 

Washington Nazi police 
A police officer in Washington state leaves the force with a 1-point-5 million-dollar payout, after he put a Nazi insignia on his office door. And our guest says Seattle's Jewish community feels betrayed.