As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Dec. 19, 2018

Episode transcript

Part One

Too many taxes and too few pipelines lead a Calgary academic to conclude that with the price of confederation is too high, and it may be time for Albertans to Albexit.

Syria pullout
Donald Trump's decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria leaves one former official wondering why they're leaving Bashar al Assad sitting in his palace.

Christmas weed
An Ohio man decides to string a little tinsel on some green poking out of an intersection. Now people are gathering around the "Toledo Christmas Weed" for some holiday cheer. 

Part Two

Facebook privacy
Facebook says it only shares data with its users' permission, but a New York Times investigation says the social media giant made personal messages available to some of its corporate clients.   

B.C. terror case
They were tried for a plot to blow up the legislature in B.C. Now the court of appeals agrees that a Surrey couple's terror plot was the product of over-zealous investigators from the RCMP.

Part Three

Hungary arrest
Canadian Adrien Beauduin was arrested during 'slave law' protests in Hungary last week. If convicted, he could face up to 8 years in jail. 

Encore: 'Halfbreed' author Marie Campbell
When Maria Campbell's 1973 memoir "Halfbreed" came out, it was missing her account of being sexually assaulted. Now the book is being re-issued and the missing pages have been restored.