As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
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Part One

LGBT lawsuit
And now, fired public servants and discharged military personnel are filing a class-action suit against Ottawa -- saying they lost their jobs because of their sexual orientation. 

Northern Saskatchewan suicides
Another young woman takes her own life in northern Saskatchewan -- and Indigenous leaders request Ottawa's help in trying to stop the suicides. 

World's shortest flight
On one Scottish airline route, you disembark just moments after you're welcomed aboard -- and at forty-seven seconds long, the world's shortest flight barely gives you time to order wine. 

Part Two

Former Detroit mayor Kilpatrick pardon urged
Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is serving twenty-eight years in prison for fraud and extortion -- but thousands of his former constituents are asking President Obama to grant him a reprieve. 

Canadians campaign in Florida 
Cheryl Conley-Strange and a group of fellow Canadian women have flown to Florida to try to ensure that swing state swings Hillary Clinton's way. 

Part Three

"German" Brits
During the Nazi era, Jewish families fled Germany for safe harbour in the U.K. Now, some of their descendants have taken a hard look at their future post-Brexit -- and applied for German citizenship. 

WWII missing Swedish diplomat declared dead
The niece of Second World War hero Raoul Wallenberg says it's a relief that Swedish officials have finally declared him dead -- 71 years after he was arrested by Soviet officials, and disappeared.