As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Listen to the full episode25:33

Part One

Interest rate cut: broker 
The Bank of Canada cuts the prime lending point by a quarter-per cent, and a mortgage broker tells us only a fraction of that fraction will benefit homeowners --  the rest will go to the banks. 

Sealskin shop owner
Rod Stewart is furious after he's photographed wearing a sealskin coat in a St. John's shop -- but the shop owner says Mr. Stewart knew what he was getting into. 

Auschwitz trial verdict: survivor
Former Auschwitz guard Oskar Groening is sentenced for his crimes -- but our guest, a survivor of the camp, believes he can do more good outside than inside. 

Part Two

Interest rate: government
The Bank of Canada's interest rate cut is a response to an economy that's deteriorating -- but our guest, the Minister of State for Social Development, says the government's doing great. 

Stolen photos
Montreal photojournalist Jacques Nadeau has spent decades taking pictures of news and newsmakers -- and now, a thief has taken all the pictures he's taken.