As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

April 1, 2020
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Part 1

Bank Critic

Breaking the banks. Venture capitalist Rick Peterson says that if Canada's big banks don't doing more to help Canadians fight the pandemic, Justin Trudeau should take the fight to the banks.

Philly Hospital

Watch this space. A Philadelphia council member rushes to get an empty hospital up and running to fight the pandemic. But the developer who bought the place has other plans. 

Zoom Security

For Zoom the bell trolls... Our guest is ringing the alarm about what's called "Zoom-bombing" after an anonymous harasser interrupted her PhD defence on the suddenly-popular site.  

Part 2

COVID: Canadian Prisoners

A lawyer with clients in the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre tells us they spent much of yesterday completely locked down -- after guards refused to work due to coronavirus fears.

Hanukkah Attack Obit

In December, a man with a machete attacked a Hanukkah celebration in New York. Now, one of the victims has died, renewing the community's grief.

Part 3 

April Fools Best Of 

This year April Fools has been foiled by coronavirus. And so, we will not trick. But we will pay tribute to fools past.