As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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Part One

Trump climate advisor
Robert Walker, an advisor to president-elect Donald Trump, says the space agency's climate-change research is "politicized science"— which is why it will be scrapped. 

Suicide report
After a new report finds a shocking rate of suicides amongst Canada's combat veterans, our guest says the military has to do more to help, and do it fast. 

Female surfer
For the first time ever, women surfers will take part in a California event where waves can be up to thirty metres high. Sarah Gerhardt tries to explain why she considers that good news. 

Part Two

Spying: Claude Carignan
In the aftermath of spying revelations against a group of Quebec reporters, one senator introduces legislation to protect journalistic sources and whistleblowers. 

Nova Scotia tidal power script
The switch is officially on for Canada's first tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy — but fishermen aren't exactly charged up about the power source, because they're worried it threatens marine life. 

Part Three

Val d'Or police
Quebec's provincial police set out to repair their relationship with Indigenous people in Val D'Or— but some Val D'Or police seem less keen on resolving the situation.

Lithuanian foreign minister 
Lithuania's foreign minister explains why Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. has him concerned about the possible predations of Vladimir Putin.