As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
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Episode transcript

Part One

Budget: Opposition
After a new budget heavy on promoting gender equality and boosting productivity, we'll speak with a Liberal who says it's money well spent — and a Conservative who is concerned it's money mismanaged.

NRA Boycott
Delta Airlines no longer offers discount fares to members of the NRA — so some angry politicians in Georgia say the state should no longer offer the Atlanta-based airline a discount on its taxes. 

Craig McMorris Commentary 
When it came to calling everything from big air to halfpipe in Pyeongchang, Craig McMorris was the chairman of the snowboard — and tonight, he'll talk about his colourful commentary, and the colour of his brother's medal. 

Part Two

Congolese Asylum Seeker
For months, a Congolese asylum seeker has been detained thousands of kilometres from her daughter — and now, the ACLU is suing the U.S. government, demanding they be reunited. 

Old Teapot
Our guest explains why New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art paid a million bucks for a cracked, lidless old teapot that looks more like an English dog's breakfast. 

Part Three

Budget: Government
After what the Finance Minister called Canada's first gender-focused budget, Bill Morneau's Parliamentary Secretary will take us through the plan — and tell us why the Conservative Deputy Leader was wrong to say it's just a sexed-up way of saddling Canadians with more debt. 

Yellow Cardinal
When an Alabama woman saw a northern cardinal in her back yard, you could have knocked her over with one of its feathers — because they're yellow, instead of red.