As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Dec. 2, 2020

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Bobi Wine
Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine says he narrowly survived shots fired at him and his staff by security forces yesterday. He tells us how far he's willing to go for a more democratic Uganda.

Trump pardons
We ask a former federal prosecutor about news that Donald Trump may supply his children, his lawyer and possibly himself with get-out-of jail free cards — before they've been charged with any crimes.

WWI soldier remains
After the remains of an unidentified First World War soldier were discovered in Belgium, archivists traced them back to Newfoundland — and finally, to a single missing teenager.

Part Two

Hong Kong activist sentenced
Three prominent pro-democracy activists have been sentenced to prison in Hong Kong. A fellow activist tells us it's a sign that China sees the movement as a true threat.

Nunavut mountie cleared
An RCMP officer in Nunavut is cleared of wrongdoing for striking a man with his vehicle — but our guest says the less-than-transparent investigation and its conclusion only foster distrust of the justice system.

Part Three

Nike/Coke Uighur bill
We speak to a U.S. lawmaker working to rid the country's supply chain of products made using forced Uighur labour in China. 

Nunavut CBT game 
A video game hopes to teach Inuit youth 'cognitive behavioural therapy' skills — that can be put to use in the real world.