As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

March 31, 2021

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Champagne Vaccines
In the midst of the third wave, Canada announces plans to build a domestic vaccine facility -- and the Minister of Innovation tells us why we should get excited about a project that is six years from completion. 

Top Glove Slave Labour 
What one company covered up to sell cover-ups. The U-S bans imports from one of the world's largest providers of PPE, because of labour conditions that amount to modern-day slavery.

Last Blockbuster
The long and rewinding road. A film on the world's largest streaming service is helping breathe new life into the last remaining Blockbuster Video.

Part Two

NY Pot Convictions Expunged 
New York legalizes marijuana, and wipes past pot possession convictions from criminal records -- which one public defender says is a step in the right direction for racial equality.

Charlottetown Resto Bills
This one's on the House. Prince Edward Island expands a program that slashes people's restaurant bills to get more bums in restaurant seats. 

Part Three

Bolsonaro Government Crisis
Sick and tired. So far, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has stayed in power, despite badly mishandling the pandemic -- but now, our guest says, his days in office may be numbered.