As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, May 25th 2016
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Part One

Fort McMurray fire
The Alberta government says some Fort McMurray residents can go home next week, and our guest will be among them -- but the former firefighter has his reservations.

Rumana Monzur
Five years ago, her husband attacked her and left her blind -- and tomorrow, Rumana Monzur will speak in Vancouver about domestic abuse. 

UK bees
When a queen bee winds up trapped in the trunk of a Mitsubishi in the U.K., twenty thousand of her tiny subjects chase the car around for two days -- until a local beekeeper shows up to stop them going apiary. 

Part Two

Trans patient death
A trans activist is shot in Pakistan, and dies after being ignored by hospital staff and denied medical treatment. Now, her friends want people to know exactly what happened, and why. 

Greece refugee camp
For a second day, police are clearing residents out of a squalid refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border -- but our guest says relocation will provide no resolution. 

Part Three

James Bezan follow-up
The Conservatives talked tough about Russia -- but did nothing. The Liberals claimed they'd be different -- but now they've changed their minds. Tonight, our guest puts pressure on the federal government to put pressure on Russia over human rights abuses, with a so-called "Magnitsky Act". 

Nova Scotia Fort Mac family
They'd lost almost everything. But they packed what was left into their pick-up, and headed east. And then, after stopping in Quebec, a Fort McMurray couple has lost their truck, too -- because it's been stolen. 

Newfoundland resignation
Amid the slashing of budgets and closing libraries in Newfoundland and Labrador, the outgoing CEO of the province's energy corporation scores a 1.4 million-dollar severance package -- one that it turns out was probably never necessary. 


Amid the slashing of budgets and closing libraries in Newfoundland and Labrador, the outgoing CEO of the province's energy corporation scores a 1.4 million-dollar severance package -- one that it turns out was probably never necessary. 

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