As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Full episode transcript

Part One

Racist slur break-in
Someone breaks into the home of a teenage girl in Port Colborne, Ontario, and spray-paints a racist slur on her wall — because she's white, and her boyfriend is black. 

Conservative debate
Steven Blaney won't miss tonight's bilingual debate for Conservative leadership candidates — and he also won't miss Kevin O'Leary, who's chosen to miss it. 

Swimming pig deaths
To people who aren't familiar with them, the swimming pigs of the Bahamas are a mystery — but to people who are, the mystery is the sudden death of half their population.

Part Two

Augie Merasty obit
Remembering the late Augie Merasty — who turned the ugly legacy of his time at residential school into a memoir that became an award-winning bestseller. 

Montreal jiu-jitsu tournament cancelled
The athletes were ready to go head-to-head at the Canadian championship of Brazilian jiu-jitsu on the weekend — and then the Montreal police put all their holds on hold. 

Part Three

Canada 150th
Prince Edward Island has long declared itself Canada's birthplace — but now, New Brunswick is celebrating the country's 150th by declaring itself the national midwife.

Trump defence spending: retired general 
We now know how the U.S. President wants to pay for increased defense spending: in part, by cutting foreign aid. But Lieutenant General Daniel Christman is one of a group of retired military officials who have sent him a letter saying that's a bad idea.