As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

March 5, 2019
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Part One

SNC-Lavalin: Sheila Copps
As Prime Minister Trudeau deals with losses in the Liberal cabinet, former deputy PM Sheila Copps argues Jody Wilson Raybould is putting herself before the survival of the government.

Alberta headdress
After being unceremoniously dumped in a thrift store donation bin in Alberta, a ceremonial Blackfoot headdress is recovered and will be returned to its rightful home.

Sperm obstacle course
A team of scientists at the University of Toronto create a "sperm obstacle course" to determine the best specimens for in-vitro fertilization.

Part Two

Neo-Nazi infiltration
How a black civil rights leader managed to assume leadership of one of the largest and oldest neo-Nazi organizations in America — so that he could destroy it from within.

Holocaust archives
The Vatican prepares to open the archives on the papacy of Pius the Twelfth, considered the most controversial pontiff in history due to his actions — or lack thereof — during the Second World War.

Part Three

Volvo speed limit
Volvo announces its setting a180 kilometre-per-hour speed limit on their cars to prevent road deaths. But automotive writer Brendan McAleer thinks it's a bit of an empty promise — arguing that's still very fast, and the company could have introduced other technology that would be more effective in reducing accidents.

Phoenix CRA 
A former federal employee had to take the Canada Revenue Agency to court before it finally acknowledged her tax bill was wrong, because her T4 was wrong — thanks to the ongoing issues with the Phoenix pay system.