As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Part One

Syria Aid convoy 
Aid convoys headed for Aleppo with crucial supplies are pummelled by airstrikes, killing 20 aid workers -- most from the Syrian Red Crescent.

Trump song: composer's daughter
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump shares a poem called "The Snake" -- but the family of the musician who wrote it says the candidate has wildly misinterpreted its meaning. 

National bird
For too long now, Canada has been without a national bird -- and as the debate rages, our guest explains why the gray jay should be it, and everyone else should eat crow. 

Part Two

W. P. Kinsella agent
She has described her late client as "unique, creative, and outrageously opinionated" -- and tonight, literary agent Carolyn Swayze shares her memories of author W.P. Kinsella. 

Florida sinkhole
An enormous sinkhole opens up in Florida -- and it's leaking hundreds of millions of litres of contaminated water into the local supply. 

Part Three

Eichler sentencing
Just before his murder trial starts, a Regina man pleads guilty to killing two indigenous women. Tonight, the mother of one of his victims tells us she's ready to forgive her daughter's killer. 

China extradition treaty 
News that Canada is considering an extradition deal with China has Conservative Foreign Affairs Critic Peter Kent worried about the difference in the two countries' ideas of what is, and what isn't, a crime.