As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Hassan Diab Latest
Over and over again, French judges have ordered officials to free Ottawa university professor Hassan Diab from prison. And over and over again — most recently, today — French appeals courts have refused to let him go. 

Texas Church Memorial 
Nine days after the shocking massacre, the church in Sutherland Springs where so many parishioners were killed re-opens — as a stark memorial to the victims. 

Space Cat
Anyone with a cat knows nature isn't the only thing that abhors a vacuum. But a cat named Félicette went to space anyway — and our guest believes it's past time she was honoured with an official statue.

Part Two

Métis Settlement
Last month, the federal government announced a settlement for survivors of the so-called Sixties Scoop that left out Métis people — and our guest wants to fix that.

Quebec Pool Nudity Ban
Locking up the pool noodles. After a bunch of complaints, public pools in Brossard, Quebec announce they're outlawing nudity in change rooms — but some swimmers think that decision is on the shallow end. 

Part Three

Quebec Coroner Report
A Quebec coroner concludes that blood transfusions could have saved two women who died giving birth last year — but that the doctors did their duty by respecting the young mothers' religious beliefs.

College Strike 
As the longest strike by college faculty in Ontario's history drags on, a law firm announces a suit on behalf of the half-million students affected. And if the strike goes on, our guest says she'll join that legal action.