The National for April 19, 2019 — Eastern Canada Flooding, Mueller Analysis, Missing Climbers


>>Ian: THREE PROBLEMS ON FLOODWATCH.>>IT’S NOT ANY MORE A QUESTION OF IF WE’LL SEE QUESTION BUT HOW MUCH FLOODING WILL WE SEE?>>Ian: RISING RIVERS AND DRIVING RAIN IN ONTARIO, QUEBEC AND NEW BRUNSWICK, WILL THOSE EFFORTS BE ENOUGH?>>YOU WOULDN’T DO THIS CLIMB.>>I ABSOLUTELY WOULD NOT. I DON’T KNOW MANY PEOPLE WHO WOULD.>>Ian: THE DEADLY LURE OF A DANGEROUS PEAK AND HOW THE CLIMBING COMMUNITY IS RESPONDING TO THE DEATHS OF THREE MOUNTAINEERS. AND FROM LATIN MUSIC. [ * ]>>TO CAPE HOP, HOW IT’S RISING UP THE CHARTS IN NORTH AMERICA. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.”>>Ian: BE PREPARED, THAT IS THE MESSAGE IN THREE PROVINCES TONIGHT. SEVERAL MAJOR RIVERS ALREADY AT RISK OF BURSTING THEIR BANK AND WHAT HAPPENS OVER THE NEXT 48 HOURS COULD PUSH THEM OVER THE EDGE. AT THIS HOUR QUEBEC AND NEW BRUNSWICK ARE REQUESTING ASSISTANCE FROM THE CANADIAN FORCES. THERE ARE NEARLY 50 RAINFALL WARNINGS IN EFFECT RIGHT NOW STRETCHING FROM THE MARITIMES TO SOUTHEASTERN ONTARIO. SOME AREAS COULD SEE BETWEEN 60 AND 80-MILLIMETERS. IN NEW BRUNSWICK, BAD NEWS FOR THE ST. JOHN RIVER, THE WATER IS FRIGID, THE CURRENT IS MOVING EXTREMELY QUICKLY. PEOPLE ARE TOLD TO STAY AWAY FROM THE WATER’S EDGE AND THOSE WHO LIVE NEARBY HAVE BEEN WARNED.>>WE’RE ASKING NEW BRUNSWICKERS TO ENSURE THEY HAVE EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO BE SELF-SUFFICIENT FOR 72 HOURS AND BE PREPARED TO EVEHICLEVACUATE IF NECESSARY AS THINGS EVOLVE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.>>FURTHER WEST, THE GROUND IS TOO FROZEN TO ABSORB ALL OF THAT RAIN AND NOW ALL EYES ARE ON THE OTTAWA AND ST. LAWRENCE RIVERS. RESIDENTS ARE SCRAMBLING TO PROTECT THEIR HOMES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES.>>Reporter: PEOPLE HERE IN THIS BOROUGH KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS TO DEAL WITH FLOODING AND TODAY RESIDENTS ARE TRYING TO STAY AHEAD OF THE RAINFALL. THEY NEED TO FILL UP SANDBAGS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AND OTHERS WILL BE COMING TO TRY TO DELIVER THEM AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. THIS IS ONE OF THE PLACES IN MONTREAL ON ALERT AND THE CITY IS EXPECTING 40-MILLIMETERS OF RAIN BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND OFFICIALS SAY THAT FORECAST MEANS THERE’S A LIKELIHOOD OF FLOODING. THERE’S AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN IN PLACE. CITY CREWS HAVE BEEN SETTING UP DAMS AND INSTALLING INFLATABLE STORM DRAIN FLOODS, AMONG OTHER THINGS. EARLIER HERE I SPOKE WITH A VOLUNTEER FILLING UP SAND BAGS AND WE FIRST MET Mr. BATTY TWO YEARS AGO DURING THE FLOODING IN 2017. THEY LOST THEIR HOME, SPENT MORE THAN A YEAR IN HOTELS AND RECENTLY MOVED INTO THEIR NEW HOME AND SAW THERE WAS A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS TODAY, THEY CAME OUT TO DO WHAT THEY COULD.>>I DON’T WISH ANYONE TO GO THROUGH THAT. MY KIDS HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO GO CLOSE TO WATER. THEY SAID WE DON’T WANT ANYONE ELSE TO GO THROUGH THIS, SO WHATEVER WE CAN, YOU KNOW, WE’LL TRY.>>Reporter: THERE ARE OTHER PARTS OF QUEBEC THAT ARE ON ALERT. FOR EXAMPLE, THE TOWN OF RIGEAU IS EXPECTING FLOODING AND MAY BE WORSE THAN 2015 AND PEOPLE THERE ARE ASKING TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AND IF POSSIBLE, CALLING FOR AN EVACUATION AND THERE’S GATINEAU WHERE CITY CREWS ARE HELPING TO FILL UP SANDBAGS AT PICK-UP LOCATIONS PEOPLE CAN GO THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND THEY’LL BE KEEPING AN EYE ON THE WATER LEVELS.>>METEOROLOGIST BRETT SAUDERHOME IS WATCHING ALL OF THIS AND TELL US WHAT THE NEXT 24 HOURS WILL LOOK LIKE.>>WE HAVE QUITE A LOT OF WATER INTO THE RIVERS AND ACROSS THE WHOLE REGION. YOU’LL SEE ON THIS GRAPHIC A RAINFALL FORECAST. IT’S THROUGHOUT THE MARITIMES IN THE NEXT 24 TO 48 HOURS AND TOTALS ARE SIGNIFICANTS. DRAWING ATTENTION TO SOUTHERN QUEBEC, ANYWHERE BETWEEN 40 AND 60-MILLIMETERS BY THE TIME THAT SATURDAY IS THROUGH AND THIS WILL CORRESPOND, AS WELL, TO PARTS OF NORTHERN NEW BRUNSWICK. WHEN YOU COMBINE THIS WITH VERY WARM TEMPERATURES IN THE REGION IN ADDITION TO A LOT OF MELT FROM THE SNOW PACK WATER LEVELS IN THE RIVERS ARE EXPECTED TO RISE TO POTENTIALLY HISTORIC LEVELS. THIS IS SOMETHING WE’LL BE WATCHING CLOSELY OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.>>Ian: WE’LL STAY ON THIS STORY FOR SURE. THANK YOU.>>>THE PARENTS OF A WORLD RENOWNED MOUNTAIN CLIMBER PRESUMED DEAD IN BANFF NATIONAL PARK LIVED HIS DREAM. DAVID LAMA POSTED ON INSTAGRAM THAT DAVID DEDICATED HIS LIFE TO THE MOUNTAIN AND ALWAYS FOLLOWED HIS OWN PATH AND LIVED HIS DREAM AND THE OTHER MANS, HANSJORGASM UER AND JEFF ROSKELLEY AND THE MARK THEY LEFT ON THE CLIMBING COMMUNITY.>>Reporter: IT’S THE BEST OF THE BEST, THE RISK OF DEATH IS CONSTANT. DAVID LAMAR JEFF ROSKELLEY AND HANSJORG AUER LOOKING FOR CHALLENGING PEAKS TO CLIMB AND WHAT BROUGHT THEM THROUGH THE ROCKIES. THEY WERE ATTEMPTING TO SUMMIT HOWSE PEAK TAKING A DIFFICULT ROUTE KNOWN AS M16, SOMETHING DON ONLY ONCE BEFORE.>>PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS ROUTES IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES YOU CAN ATTEMPT.>>YOU WOULD NOT DO THIS CLIMB IN.>>ABSOLUTELY NOT. I DON’T KNOW MANY PEOPLE WHO WOULD.>>Reporter: BRANDON PULLEN SHOULD KNOW. HE HAS CLIMBED HOWSE PEAK TAKING A SAFER PATH AND ALSO SPENT TIME WITH THE THREE MEN LEADING UP TO THEIR CLIMB AND HEAVY SNOWFALL THIS YEAR MAY HAVE MADE A DANGEROUS CLIMB MORE TREACHEROUS.>>THE ROUTE THOSE GUYS WERE ON WAS 1,000 METRES, SO UNDER TWO TIMES THE SIZE OF THAT. IMAGINE THAT WITH A LOT MORE SNOW, ICE, GLACIERS AT THE BOTTOM, GLACIERS ON TOP, SNOW.>>Reporter: IT’S THAT SNOW THAT LIKELY KILLED THE THREE CLIMBING STARS AS THEY’RE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN CAUGHT IN AN AVALANCHE, A TRAGIC LOSS THAT ROCKED THE CLIMBING WORLD AND FAMILIES OF THE CLIMBERS INCLUDING THAT OF WASHINGTON NATIVE JEFF ROSKELLEY.>>JEFF COULD MAKE A PUN OUT OF ANYTHING AND HE WAS LOYAL BEHIND BELIEF.>>Reporter: THE OTHER TWO CLIMBERS FROM TRIES YA. CLIMBERS FROM AUSTRIA. THE TRAGEDY ISN’T LIKELY TO DETER THE ELITE CLIMBERS WHO MAKE A LIVING CLIMBING THE WORLD CLIMBING ITS HIGHEST PEAKS.>>WHEN YOU’RE UP THERE CLIMBING THESE MOUNTAINS, IT FEELS RIGHT AND FEELS LIKE YOU SHOULD BE THERE AND SHOULD BE DOING IT. YOU KNOW, WHEN I TALKED TO MY PARENTS, AND I HAVE TO EXPLAIN TO THEM WHY I DO IT, I CAN’T GIVE THEM A GOOD ANSWER, BECAUSE IT IS, IT IS A DANGEROUS THING.>>Reporter: AN ATTRACTION SO STRONG THIS WEEK’S TRAGEDY COULD DRAW MORE PEOPLE TO HOWSE PEAK. ALPINE CLIMBERS LOOKING TO SUCCEED WHERE THE BEST OF THE BEST HAD FAILED.>>Ian: U.S. DEMOCRATS HAVE THE TRUMP ADMINISTERS SQUARELY IN THEIR SIGHTS FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF THE MUELLER REPORT. THERE’S A CALL TODAY FROM A PROM MEANT MEMBEPROMINENT MEMBER FOR IMPEACHMEN
T AND FOR ROBERT MUELLER’S FULL REDACTED REPORT INTO THE 2016 ELECTION. THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IS RESISTING THAT CALL. A VERSION OF THE REPORT WAS MADE PUBLIC YESTERDAY WITH PORTIONS BLACKED OUT AND THAT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR SOME OF TRUMP’S CRITICS. THE U.S. PRESIDENT WILL NOT FACE CHARGES OF OBSTRUCTION OR CONSPIRING WITH RUSSIA, BUT THE REPORT OUTLINES SEVERAL INSTANCES OF WHAT MANY ARE CALLING QUESTIONABLE CONDUCT, INCLUDING AN ATTEMPT TO HAVE MUELLER FIRED. TRUMP STILL CLAIMS HE’S BEEN EXONERATED AND CALLS THIS THE CRAZY MUELLER REPORT SAYING STATEMENTS IN THE REPORT ARE FABRICATED, TOTALLY UNTRUE AND GOING SO FAR AS TO CALL THEM TOTAL BS. AS LYNDSAY DUNCOMBE TELLS US, ALL OF THIS HAS MANY AMERICANS WONDERING ABOUT TRUMP’S FUTURE IN THE WHITE HOUSE.>>Reporter: ON A VISIT TO IRELAND, HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI KEPT TO THE PRACTICE OF NOT CRITICIZING THE PRESIDENT ABROAD, CHEWING HE CHOOSING HER WORDS WHAT DEMOCRATS WILL DO NEXT CAREFULLY.>>WE WILL EXERCISE THAT RIGHT.>>Reporter: OTHERS ARE MORE FORCEFUL. MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR AND CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT ELIZABETH WARREN CALLED FOR THE HOUSE TO START IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDING, STATING THE SEVERITY DEMANDS ELECTED OFFICIALS IN BOTH PARTIES SET ASIDE POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS AND DUE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY. THE POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS ARE CONSIDERABLE. DEMOCRATS HAVE THE VOTES TO IMPEACH TRUMP IN THE HOUSE BUT SENATE REPUBLICANS REMAIN FIRM IN THEIR SUPPORT OF THE PRESIDENT. SO ANY ATTEMPT TO REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE WOULD ALMOST CERTAINLY FAIL AND THE SPECTACLE COULD BACKFIRE ON THE DEMOCRATS.>>I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SO TIRED OF IT AND HANDING THE PRESIDENT THE GREATEST GIFT THEY COULD GIVE HIM IN THE 2020 ELECTIONS.>>THESE ENCOUNTERS DID NOT CONSIST OF SEXUAL INTERCOURSE.>>Reporter: CONSIDER BILL CLINTON IMPEACHED IN THE HOUSE AND THE FORMER PRESIDENT’S POPULARITY GREW AS THE PROCEEDINGS WENT ON.>>I WOULD SAY WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DONE, 100 TIMES WORSE.>>Reporter: BUT STILL MANY DEMOCRATS ARGUE THE BEST STRATEGY FOR REMOVING THE PRESIDENT FROM OFFICE IS THE BALLOT BOX.>>THEY DON’T KNOW THAT IMPEACH IMPEACHMENT AND THOSE PROCEEDINGS IN THE HOUSE AND A POTENTIAL TRIAL IN THE SENATE IS GOING TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS FOR PEOPLE. I THINK WE CAN SOLVE THIS ONCE AND FOR ALL IN NOVEMBER OF 2020.>>Reporter: THE IMPEACHMENT DECISION IS PELOSI’S TO MAKE AND PREVIOUSLY CALL THE PROCESS TO DIVISIVE TO PURSUE WITHOUT BIPARTISAN SUPPORT AND UNCLEAR IF THE MUELLER REPORT AND PRESSURE FROM HER PARTY WILL CHANGE THAT. LYNDSAY DUNCOMBE, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Ian: WE HAVE ALL BEEN INUNDATED WITH COVERAGE AND COMMENTARY ON THE REPORT SO WE ASKED KEITH BOAG TO ZERO IN ON THE FINDINGS AND THAT IS COMING UP IN 25 MINUTES.>>>DURING TYPES OF WAR AND REVOLUTION UNDER OCCUPATION AND IN PROSPERITY EASTER HAS BEEN MASHED IN PARIS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEAR IN AND AROUND NOTRE DAME AND ITS FAMOUS SPIRE. BUT THE CITY HAS BEEN FORCED TO CHANGE THE WAY IT OBSERVES THE HOLY DAY THIS YEAR. THIS IS THE STORY.>>Reporter: CROWDING THE STREETS OF PARIS IN THE SHADOW OF NOTRE DAME, CATHOLICS PERFORM THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS, A RITUAL COMMEMORATING THE FINAL DAYS OF CHRIST. THIS YEAR IT’S NOT JUST FAINT THAT’S MOTIVATED PEOPLE TO BE HERE.>>FRIDAY IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST DAYS FOR CHRISTIANS AND PEOPLE FROM PARIS AFTER THE FIRE, I THINK THAT WAS WORTH IT.>>I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO SHOW THAT WE ARE VERY, VERY SAD, BUT VERY HOPEFUL.>>Reporter: MANY IN THIS CROWD WOULD HAVE BEEN HEADED TO THE CATHEDRAL FOR MASS AND NOW THOUSANDS ARE WITHOUT A HOME FOR WORSHIP AND THEY WILL BE HEADED TO THE CITY FOR SPIRITUAL SOLIS.>>THE PRIEST FROM NOTRE DAME HAS MOVED BEEN STILL TOO DEVASTATED TO SPEAK ABOUT THE FIRE PROVIDING COMFORT FOR HIS PARISHIONERS WHO MOVED HERE WITH THEM.>>YOU CANNOT PREPARE FOR THIS. YOUHAVE TO BE VERY FLEXIBLE AND ORGANIZE, MORE ORGANIZING JOB.>>Reporter: SAINT PEACE HAS STEPPED IN FOR THE CATHEDRAL AND CAMERAS AND LIGHTS ARE SET UP. THE WHOLLY WEEK MASS CAN BE BROADCAST ACROSS FRANCE BUT FOR THE STAFF HERE, THEY HAD NO OPTION BUT TO HELP.>>THE PEOPLE ARE DEPRESSED. THEY LOST THEIR ENVIRONMENT AND SOMETHING BIGGER THAN LIFE, THE CATHEDRAL. SO WHEN THEY COME HERE, THEY JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO.>>THE FIRST THING WHEN YOU ENTER WAS THIS.>>Reporter: OLIVIER IS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW WHAT’S NEXT. HE WAS A TOUR GUIDE AND HISTORIAN FOR THE CATHEDRAL AND THE WOOD CEILINGS WERE HIS FAVORITE PART AND FEARS A PIECE OF HISTORY IS LOST FOREVER.>>WE DON’T HAVE ANY MORE TODAY. IT WAS NOT STUDIED BY ANYONE, SO WE ARE LOSING SO MUCH INFORMATION ABOUT THIS BUILDING.>>Reporter: HE WANTS TO SEE IT REBUILT BUT ADMITS IT WON’T BE THE SAME BUT NOTHING WILL FOR THOSE WHO WATCHED THE FLAMES. FOR CATHOLICS HERE, THE HOPE, LIFE JESUS, NOTRE DAME WILL RISE AGAIN.>>Ian: YELLOW VEST PROTESTERS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE TO THE STREETS TOMORROW IN PARIS BUT AUTHORITIES WILL TRY TO KEEP THEM AWAY FROM NOTRE DAME. THERE ARE FEARS THAT PROTESTS MAY BECOME VIOLENT LIKE THIS DEMONSTRATION LAST MONTH. 60,000 OFFICERS WILL BE ON THE STREETS AND SOME YELLOW VESTERS EXPRESSED FRUSTRATION OVER HOW QUICKLY A BILLION DOLLARS WAS RAISED TO REBUILD THE CATHEDRAL AND THEY’RE TOLD THERE’S NO MONEY TO ADDRESS INEQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE.>>>SOME OTHER STORIES WE’RE WATCHING. POLICE IN NORTHERN IRELAND ARE CALLING FOR PEACE AFTER THE FATAL SHEETING AFTER JOURNALIST AFTER OVERNIGHT RIOTING IN LONDON EERY.>>THIS WILL CHANGE NOTHING BUT TO CONDEMN THE CITY WE ALL LOVE TO THE WORST POSSIBLE HEADLINES.>>LIAR McKEE WAS SHOT DEAD AFTER RIOTING ERUPTED. OFFICIALS ARE TREATS THIS AS A TERROR ATTACK AND BELIEVE THE NEW DISSIDENT GROUP IRA WAS RESPONSIBLE.>>SECONDSENTENCED TO LIFE.>>A COUPLE SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR THE TORTURE AND IMPRISONMENT OF THEIR CHILDREN. IT WAS OVER A YEAR AGO THAT POLICE DISCOVERED LOUISE AND DAVID TURPIN’S ABUSE AFTER AN EMACIATED GIRL CLIMBED OUT OF A WINDOW AND CALLED 9-1-1. THEY SPOKE BEFORE THEIR SENTENCING TODAY.>>THE JUDGE CONDEMNED THE PARENT’S CONDUCT. ABOUT THE ABUSE INCLUDED STABBING THE CHILDREN AND CHAINING THEM TO THEIR BEDS IN WHAT’S DESCRIBED AS A HOUSE OF HORRORS.>>>TOMORROW MARK THE FIRST APRIL 20th SINCE MARIJUANA BECAME LEGAL AND 4/20, THE BIGGEST DAY FOR POT ADVOCATES AND THERE’S A GROWING CALL TO CRACK DOWN. GREG RASMUSSEN IS HERE TO TALK ABOUT IT.>>Reporter: SETTING UP FOR A SHOWDOWN, BUILDING A LARGE STAGE, COVERING UP THE GRASS.>>3-2-1.>>Reporter: TAKING OVER ONE OF VANCOUVER’S FAMOUS PARKS, ALL WITHOUT PERMISSION AND SOME RESIDENTS ARE BOILING OVER.>>WHY ARE YOU BREAKING THE LAW?>>I THOUGHT CANNABIS WAS LEGAL.>>NO, YOU’RE BREAKING THE LAW BY BEING HERE. YOU’RE SMOKING THE POT AND THAT IS ILLEGAL.>>Reporter: DANA LARSEN HAS BECOME A LIGHTNING ROD.>>I’LL HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE, YOU KNOW.>>YOU HAVE A LOT OF ANGER.>>I DO, BECAUSE YOU’RE AN IDIOT.>>Reporter: DESPITE THE HOSTILITY, LARSEN IS PROMISING A BIGGER EVENT.>>SO IS THIS A PROTEST OR TRADE SHOW?>>THIS IS A PROTEST. IT’S A PROTEST FESTIVAL AND WE CALL IT A PROTESTIVAL.>>Reporter: DESPITE LEGALIZATION, HE SAYS THERE’S A NEED TO PROTEST.>>I REALLY THINK THAT THIS IS BRINGING OUT THE STIGMA AND HATRED THAT EXISTS FOR MANY PEOPLE OF THE CANNABIS CULTURE BUT WE’LL HAVE OVER 100,000 PEOPLE HERE COMING THROUGHOUT THE DAY TOMORROW. THEY’LL HAVE A WONDERFUL FREE CONCERT AND I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE IN VANCOUVER LOVE 4/20 AND APPRECIATE IT.>>Reporter: OPPONENTS POINT OUT SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED IN CITY PARKS AND GRASS GETS TRAMPLELED. ORGANIZERS ARE NOT BACKING DOWN AND BRINGING IN POT PROTESTERS.>>WHEN YOU HAVE SPONSORSHIPS AND MARKETS AND THEN YOU BRING IN A HEADLINING BAND, I THINK THE PUBLIC WILL TELL YOU THAT IS A TRADE SHOW. THAT’S A FESTIVAL AND IT’S COMING OUT OF THE BACKS OF TAXPAYERS.>>Reporter: DESPITE NUMEROUS LAWS, THERE’S NEVER BEEN A CRACK-DOWN AND LAST YEAR THEY REIMBURSED THE CITY $63,000. DESPITE THE EXPENSE AND HEADACHES, 4/20 HAS SUPPORT.>>IT’S NEVER BEEN A VIOLENT EVENT IN ANY WAY AND THEY SEEM TO CLEAN UP AFTER THEIR MESS. I DON’T SEE THE PROBLEM.>>Reporter: BUT OTHERS ARE JUST SAYING NO. ONE COUNCILLOR PROPOSING THE CITY SUE BOTH ORGANIZERS AND ANY BUSINESSES TAKING PART. GREG RASMUSSEN, VANCOUVER.>>Ian: THE WAY SOME OF US SING ALONG TO OUR FAVORITE SONGS CHANGING. MORE AND MORE ARTISTS ARE CHOOSING TO SING IN THEIR NATIVE LANGUAGES. [ * ] [ * ]>>Ian: THIS IS A SIGN OF HOW BIG THE KOREAN BOY BAND HAS BECOME. SHOWCASED ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE LAST WEEK AND NUMBER SIX ON THE BILLBOARD ARTIST’S CHART STREAMING ALL SOCIAL MEDIA FAN INTERACTION. CTS IS THE LATEST EXAMPLE OF HOW INTERNATIONAL ACTS ARE BECAMING MAINSTREAM IN NORTH AMERICA AND AS DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON SHOWS US, CANADIAN ACTS ARE GETTING IN ON THE ACT.>>Reporter: THEY ARE MOSTLY MAKING MUSIC IN LOS ANGELOS BUT A SONG SHE COWROTE MADE WAVES IN SOUTH KOREA.>>I THOUGHT WE WERE WRITING THAT AS A FUN JOKE SUNG. IT WAS, LIKE, BABY B, YOU’VE GOT A BABY HEART, SOMETHING LIKE THAT. [ * ]>>AND THEN A YEAR LATER, THIS KOREAN POP STAR WANTS TO SING THIS AND CREATE CERTAIN LINES AND I’M, LIKE, WHAT? COOL!>>Reporter: ALLIE WROTE A SONG FOR POP B. [ * ]>>Reporter: INTERNATIONAL ACTS SINGING IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGES ARE FRESHENING UP POP MUSIC’S FORMULA AND BECOMING ARTISTS EVERYONE WANTS TO WORK WITH. JUST ASK JEER WHOSE OW JUSTIN BEIBER. THIS ROLLING STONE WRITER ATTRIBUTES THE MAKING OF MUSICAL BROWBOUNDARIES IN LARGE PART TO STREAMING.>>IT LOOKS THE SAME AS A BEYONCÉ TRACK AND YOU HAVE THAT FRIENDLINESS AND DOESN’T SEEM SO DISCRETIONARY TO JUMP OVESCARRY TO JUMP OV
ER A BORDER.>>Reporter: THEY’RE TAPPING INTO THE MAN WHO DIRECTED THE VIDEO FOR DRAKE’S HOTLINE BLING.>>IT’S NEW ON THE RADIO. IT WON’T ALWAYS BE IN ENGLISH. I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SEE THAT DAY AND IT’S TERRIFIC. MULBERRY.>>Reporter: HIS VIDEO FOR A SPANISH ARTIST REZALIA WAS PLACED ON YOUTUBE JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO AND HAD 66 MILLION VIEWS.>>THIS IS ALL STUFF COMING FROM AMERICA TO THE REST OF THE WORLD THAT THEY’VE TAKEN AND EMBRACED AND FIGURED OUT AND GIVING BACK. BECAUSE, LOOK, BEYOND THE DIFFERENT LANGUAGE STUFF — [ * ]>>Reporter: AND IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THIS MUSICAL WORLD WITHOUT BORDERS WILL END ANY TIME SOON. BTS’S ALBUM IS EXPECTED TO HIT NUMBER ONE ON BILLBOARD’S CHART BASE ON THE OTHER HAND SALES AND STREAMING. DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Ian: THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW BREAK-THROUGH FOREIGN LANGUAGE HITS ON THE CHARTS IN NORTH AMERICA. ACCORDING TO BILLBOARD OF NEARLY 5,000 SINGLES TO REACH THE TOP TEN, 16 WERE SUNG MAINLY OR ENTIRELY IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH AND SEVEN REACHED THE VERY TOP, INCLUDING DESPASITO, MACARENO RESPONSIBLE AND ROCK M
E AMADEUS AND THE ONE IN 2012 FROM YouTUBE, GANGHAM STYLE. IT ONLY PEAKED AT NUMBER TWO ON THE TOP 100. I MISS THAT SONG. STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL,” NOW THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS IMPOSED IT’S CARBON TAX ON THE HOLD-OUT PROVINCES, WE BREAK DOWN THE SPIN TO LOOK AT THE REAL NUMBERS. AND QUESTIONS REMAIN ABOUT THE EVIDENCE OUTLINED IN THE REDACTED MUELLER REPORT. A FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR AND ONE-TIME ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL WALKS US THROUGH THEIR THOUGHTS, NEXT.>>Ian: DETROIT RED WING’S LEGEND STEVE EZERMAN IS HEADING HOME.>>I’M EXCITED TO RETURN TO THE ORGANIZATION AND GETTING THE TEAM BACK IN CONTENTION FOR STANLEY CUP.>>Ian: THE THREE-TIME STANLEY CUP CHAMPION WAS NAMED CHAMPION. HE PLAYED 22 YEARS FOR DETROIT, THE HUMANER HAS BEEN THE GM OF THE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING FOR THREE YEARS AND STEPPED DOWN LAST SEPTEMBER.>>>THE NEW YORK YANKEES NO LONGER PLAYING KATE SMITH’S 1939 VERSE OF GOD BLESS AMERICA SAYING OTHER SONGS PERFORMED BY SMITH HAD RACIST LYRICS. THE PHILADELPHIA FLYERS HAS STOPPED PLAYING HER VERSION AND COVERED UP THE STATUE OUTSIDE OF THE ARENA.>>>POLICE ARE TREATING THIS INCIDENT OUT OF A WINNIPEG RESTAURANT AS A HATE CRIME SAYING THE RESTAURANT DESTROYED YESTERDAY, PLATES AND GLASSES SMASHED, TABLES, CHAIRS FLIPPED OVER AND A WOMAN ASSAULT AND THE BEEN SPRAY PAINTED WITH ANTI-SEMITIC GRAFFITI. IT HAS BEEN THE TARGET OF THE HATE CRIMES FIVE TIMES IN THE LAST FOUR MONTHS AND NO ARRESTS MADE.>>>FOR TWO YEARS MANY AROUND THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD WAITED FOR ROBERT MUELLER’S REPORT. HIS INVESTIGATION WAS AIMED AT WAS THERE COLLUSION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND THE KREMLIN AND DID THE PRESIDENT OR HIS PEOPLE OBSTRUCTS JUSTICE. A DAY AFTER THE REPORT’S RELEASE, IT COMES WITH AN ASTERISKS AND KEITH BOAG HAS A DEEPER LOOK AT THE FINDINGS AND WHAT THEY MEAN.>>Reporter: DESPITE THE HUNDREDS OF PAGES OF EVIDENCE AND EXPLANATION, THERE REMAIN QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT TO THINK OF THE MUELLER REPORT, WHAT IT FOUND, HOW IT WAS HANDLED, WHAT’S LEFT TO KNOW AND WHAT TO LEARN. TO TALK ABOUT ALL OF THAT, WE INVITED MARY MCCORD, ACTING ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.>>THANK YOU FOR COMING.>>Reporter: AND HEADED UP THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION BEFORE ROBERT MUELLER TOOK IT OVER IN 2017 AND FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR JOHN FLANNERY WHO FOLLOWED THE WHOLE THING CLOSELY SINCE THE BEGINNING. FIRST THE OVERALL IMPRESSION.>>IS THIS EXONERATION, DAMNATION OR SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN?>>I THINK I DAMMATION AND I THINK IT COULD HAVE GONE FURTHER GIVEN THE FACTS. THE FACTS ALLOW US TO DRAW CONCLUSIONS THAT MUELLER WAS RELUCTANT TO DRAW. THE MOST OBVIOUS ONE IS WHETHER OR NOT THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PROSECUTION OR AN ALLEGED CRIME FOR OBSTRUCTION. AND HE WENT THROUGH THIS KIND OF JEJAWITTICAL TRAP, IN MY OPINION, SAYING I CAN’T PROSECUTE HIM BECAUSE HE’S A SITTING PRESIDENT AND WE HAVE A RULE AGAINST THAT.>>Reporter: MCCORD IS NOT AS CRITICAL OF MUELLER BUT FINDS THE LACK OF OBSTRUCTION CHARGE CURIOUS.>>THERE ARCERTAINLY TO A LAY PERSON I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU COULD THINK AWAY WITH THINKING HE OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE OR TRIED TO.>>Reporter: IT MIGHT NOT BE A CRIME BUT CERTAINLY SEEMS PRESENT.>>I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU COULD COME AWAY WITHOUT THE ABIDING FEELING THIS WAS, YOU KNOW, A CAMPAIGN THAT VERY MUCH ENCOURAGED, DELIGHTED AND ALMOST THE WORK OF THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT.>>Reporter: ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR’S DESCRIPTION OF THE REPORT IN HIS LETTER IN MARCH AND IN HIS NEWS CONFERENCE YESTERDAY DID NOT ACCURATELY DESCRIBE WHAT IT SAYS AND THAT’S UNSETTLING.>>WHAT IT DIDN’T ADDRESS AT ALL WAS THE ENORMOUS VOLUME OF EVIDENCE GOING BOTH TO THE VERY, VERY STRONG INTERESTS AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF PEOPLE WITHIN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN INCLUDE TH INCLUDING TH
E PRESIDENT HIMSELF AND IT DIDN’T BEGIN TO DISCUSS THE VOLUMINOUS EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS THE PRESIDENT’S ATTEMPTS TO OBSTRUCT JUSTICE.>>IN MY MEMORY, THERE’S NEVER BEEN A PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT A REPORT RELEASED IN WHICH THE WORST THE CASE IT WASN’T RELEASED SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH THE PRESS CONFERENCE. SO HE WANTED TO CONVINCE US, YOU KNOW, IN THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH, IF YOU WILL, WHAT WE SHOULD BELIEVE, YOU KNOW, KIND OF A NEW SPEED APPROACH.>>IT WAS TO CREATE A NARRATIVE AND COLOUR THE NARRATIVE SO THAT AS PEOPLE READ IT THEY’RE GOING IN WITH A CERTAIN FRAME OF MIND.>>TO CREATE A NARRATIVE THAT SUITS THE PRESIDENT.>>THAT SUITS THE PRESIDENT, YES.>>Reporter: THERE ARE PARTS OF THE INVESTIGATION THAT HAVE BEEN REPORTED PUBLICALLY THAT SEEM NOD TO HAVE LEAD ANYWHERE.>>WHY DIDN’T WE CALL ANY OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS? THIS INVESTIGATION STOPPED AT THE WATERS OF TRUMP AND FAMILY AND FINANCES AND THAT’S THE MOTHERLODE THERE. WHY WOULDN’T YOU GO FOR THE GOLD, LITERALLY.>>Reporter: AND FLANNERY HAS A THEORY ABOUT THAT.>>THIS INVESTIGATION IS OVER WHEN IT SHOULDN’T BE OVER. YOU ASKED THE GRAND JURY TO CONTINUE ANOTHER SIX MONTHS IN JANUARY, OK. SO NOW, SOMETIMES YOU DO THAT FOR A WHOLE VARIETY OF REASON, BUT THEY ANTICIPATED DOING SOMETHING. THEY CONDUCTED SEARCHES OF STONE’S HOUSE, A WHOLE BUNCH OF MATERIAL THERE AND TAKES TIME TO ANALYZE IT AND MAYBE NOTHING THERE, BUT THEY’RE TELLING US, THE INVESTIGATION IS OVER WHEN THAT HAPPENS. COHEN IS DEBRIEFED AND GIVEN MORE INFORMATION TO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT AND TO THE INVESTIGATION IN THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S OFFICE. THE SPECIAL COUNSEL MENTIONED IT IN THE OBSTRUCTION SECTION OF THE REPORT, SO WHY DID IT STOP? WE MAY KNOW IN TWO WEEKS. WE MAY NOT KNOW FOR 20 YEARS. BUT SOMETHING WENT WRONG HERE>>Reporter: MCCORD SAYS PEOPLE WHO READ THE REPORT AND NOT LOSE SIGHT OF WHAT HAPPENED IN 2016.>>I DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO FORGET, RUSSIA DIDN’T JUST STOP AFTER THE LAST ELECTIONS AND SO AS PEOPLE THINK ABOUT WHAT THEY’RE CHOOSING TO READ ON THE INTERNET OR ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR WHEN THEY’RE VIEWING WHEN THEY’RE TAKING IN NEWS AND WHEN THEY’RE LEARNING ABOUT CANDIDATES AND CONCERNING THEIR OPTIONS FOR THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS, THEY NEED TO EXERCISE REAL THOUGHTFULNESS AND DISCRETION ABOUT THE SOURCE OF THE INFORMATION.>>DID MUELLER TESTIFY, Mr. PRESIDENT?>>Reporter: THERE ARE MORE THAN A DOZEN CRIMINAL REFERRALS FROM THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION. THE CASE IS NOT CLOSED BY FAR. KEITH BOAG, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON. WE ARE GOING TO PLACE A PRICE ON WHAT CAUSES POLLUTION FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST.>>Ian: THE LAST FEW PROBLEMS STARTING CHARGING THAT CARBON TAX AND HOW MUCH IS IT COSTING US? THE FACTS BEHIND THE CARBON TAX, NEXT ON>>WE HAV ARE CARING FELLOW HUMAN.>>Ian: EMMA THOMPSON CALLING FOR MORE GOVERNMENT ACTION TO ADDRESS CLIMB CHANGE. DEMONSTRATIONS HAVE BEEN UNDERWAY ALL E WEEK, RAMPING UP AHEAD OF EARTH DAY ON MONDAY. POLICE HAVE MADE LOTS OF ARRESTS, ALMOST 700 SO FAR. IN PARIS, ACTIVISTS BLOCK THE ENTRANCE OF A BANK AND OIL COMPANY HEADQUARTERS. HERE AT HOME THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S APPROACH TO TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE IS CONTROVERSIAL AND THE SUBJECT OF A MAJOR LEGAL CHALLENGE. OPPONENTS OF THE CARBON PRICING PLAN GOT A BOOST WITH THE ELECTION OF JASON KENNEY’S UNITED CONSERVATIVE PARTY IN ALBERTA, SURE TO BE A STRONG VOICE AGAINST OTTAWA. SO IN THE LANDSCAPE OF COMPETING CLAIMS ABOUT THE TAX, WE ASKED TO CHECK THE FACTS. WE’RE GOING TO PLACE A PRICE ON THE POLLUTION THAT CAUSES CLIMATE CHANGE FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST.>>Reporter: THEY SAID IT AND FOLLOWED THROUGH, ANY PROVINCE THAT DIDN’T COME WITH A PLAN HAD OTTAWA ON IT ON APRIL 1st. HENCE THE FOUR PROVINCES, SOON, PERHAPS, TO BE FIVE.>>SCRAP THE CARBON TAX CASH GRAB.>>Reporter: IN THE NEWLY ELECTED PREMIER MAKE GOOD TO NIX THE CURRENT PLAN.>>AS A LARGE FAMILY SHOPPING CONSTANTLY, IT’S GOING TO GO UP, WE’RE SITTING ON AN AVERAGE OF $648 AND IT’S JUST NOT FAIR.>>Reporter: $648, DOUG FORD IS GETTING THAT NUMBER FROM THIS, A REPORT FROM ONTARIO’S FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE. IT CALCULATED ENERGY COSTS, PLUS INDIRECT COSTS AND THAT’S WHERE IT GETS COMPLICATED BECAUSE IT’S A GUESS, AN ESTIMATE OF HOW MUCH BUSINESSES WILL RAISE PRICES TO PASS THE NEW CARBON TAX ON TO US US. FOR A TYPICAL ONTARIO FAMILY, THE OFFICE CAME UP WITH $648 BY 2022. THE FEDS DID THEIR OWN CALCULATIONS AND CAME UP WITH A DIFFERENT NUMBER, $564. BUT HANG ON A SECOND. ONTARIO’S PREMIER NEGLECTS TO MENTION THAT HIS NUMBER IS FOR 2022, FOUR YEARS FROM NOW, A JAR OMISSION AND ANOTHER THING HE’S NOT SAYING.>>IT’S GOING DIRECTLY BACK TO FAMILIES. 90% GOES TO FAMILIES, SUCH THAT, FOR EXAMPLE, A FAMILY OF FOUR RECEIVED $307, WHICH IS MORE THAN 80% OF FAMILY’S PAY.>>Reporter: HERE IS A GOVERNMENT CHART SHOWING HOW MUCH MONEY CANADIANS IN THE HOLD-OUT PROVINCES WILL GET BACK. FOR AN ONTARIO FAMILY OF FOUR, IT’S ESTIMATED TO BE 30. DOLLARS AND HIGHER IN SASKATCHEWAN WHERE PEOPLE USE MORE FUEL. AS THE CARBON TAX GOES UP EACH YEAR, SO DOES YOUR REBATE. SO MOST FAMILIES WILL GET BACK MORE THAN THEY PAY OUT BUT SPECIFICALLY 80%, THAT’S HARD TO SAY BECAUSE OF INDIRECT COSTS, WHAT’S ADDED TO WHAT WE BUY AND THOSE ARE SO HARD TO ESTIMATE.>>AS THEY RAISE THEIR CARBON TAX AS A HUGE CASH GRAB.>>CANADIANS HAVE KNOWN ALL ALONG THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S CARBON TAX WAS JUST A TAX PLAN.>>IT’S A TAX WITH THE WORLD CARBON IN FRONT OF IT. DOES NOTHING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.>>Reporter: CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT, BUT IT IS A TAX. OTTAWA SAYS IT WILL SEND REVENUES BACK MOSTLY TO ORDINARY CANADIANS WITH THAT REBEET. REBATE. THE REST TO SMALL BUSINESSES, CITIES, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS TO HELP THEM ADJUST. THE GOAL, TO CHANGE BEHAVIOURS, ENTICE PEOPLE TO CONSUME LESS WITH THE CHANCE TO KEEP MORE OF THAT REBATE IN THEIR POCKET. THE OPEN QUESTION IS, WILL IT WORK? SO CONFUSION, CLAIMS AND COUNTERCLAIMS, GET USED TO IT. AS THE RHETORIC RAMPS UP OVER THE CARBON TAX HEADING TO ELECTION DAY.>>Ian: FROM CARBON TO CONCRETE WHICH IS JUST ABOUT EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK BUT MAKING CONCRETE PRODUCES A LOT OF POLLUTION. ANDREW TOOK US INSIDE OF A CANADIAN COMPANY TRYING TO CHANGE THAT BY USING POLLUTION ITSELF TO FIX THE PROBLEM.>>Andrew: THE MODERN WORLD IS LITERALLY OUT OF CONCRETE AND IT’S EVERYWHERE.>>IT’S BUN O WIDELY USED EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD.>>YOU CAN LOOK AT A BUILDING, A CURB, A BRIDGE, SCULPTURES, IT’S ENDLESS. EVERYTHING USES CONCRETE.>>Andrew: BUT THE CONCRETE INDUSTRY HAS A PROBLEM, MAKING IT POLLUTES, A LOT, 7% OF THE WORLD’S CO2 EMISSIONS LINKED BACK TO A SINGLE USE OF CONCRETE.>>IF YOU CAN GET THAT NUMBER DOWN, THAT’S A GAME CHANGER?>>YES, ABSOLUTELY.>>Andrew: SO HERE IS HOW YOU MAKE CONCRETE. YOU NEED THREE THINGS, WATER, RANDOM BITS LIKE SAND AND GRAVEL AND CEMENT, WHICH IS THE GLUE THAT BINDS IT ALL TOGETHER, BUT MAKING A KILOGRAM OF CEMENT RELEASES ABOUT HALF A KILOGRAM OF CARBON MONOXIDE INTO THE ATMOSPHERE. SO THE TEAM AT A COMPANY CALLED CARBON CURE DEVISED A CLEVER WAY OF TURNING CO2 INTO SOMETHING USEFUL. SO JOSH, WHAT DO WE HAVE IN THIS TANK? CARBON MONOXIDE.>>Andrew: RIGHT NOW THEY’RE SHIPPING IT IN DIRECT FROM INDUSTRIAL POLLUTERS AND IT’S BOTTLED UP AND PREPPED FOR THE MIXER.>>THIS IS THE MIXER?>>THE CO2 FROM THAT TANK OUTSIDE COMES IN HERE?>>YES, THROUGH A PIPE, DIRECTLY INTO THE MIXER AND POSITIONS>>Andrew: YES, MIXINGS CO2 BACK INTO THE CONCRETE, SEQUESTERING IT FOREVER.>>IT STARTS REACTING WITH THE CEMENT IMMEDIATELY AND IS PERMANENTLY ENCAM ENCAPSULATED IN THE CONCRETE.>>Andrew: EVEN IF THE CONCRETE BREAKS, THE CO2 NEVER ESCAPES BECAUSE IT HARDENS AND BECOMES A SOLID AND TAKES THE PLACE OF THE EXPENSIVE POLLUTING CEMENT AND USING LESS CEMENT SAVES MONEY AND PAYS FOR THE CARBON DIOXIDE.>>YOU’RE GETTING QUALITY CONCRETE, ONLY GREENER.>>Reporter: IT IS ON A LARGER SCALE THIS IDEA STARTS TO SHOW REAL PROMISE BECAUSE TRAPPING CONCRETE BLOCK BY BLOCK IS ONE THING, BUT BY THE HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF BLOCKS, THIS PLANT CAN PRODUCE TENS OF THOUSANDS IN A SINGLE DAY. ITS ENTIRE PRODUCT LINE, EVERY BLOCK IT MAKES IS INJECTED WITH CARBON DIOXIDE AND THERE ARE A HUNDRED PLANTS LIKE THIS ONE ACROSS CANADA AND THE U.S. USING THE SAME TECHNOLOGY. BUT EVEN THAT IS A DROP IN THE BUCKET.>>IF THERE ARE KEPT TICK JUST CONSIDER TH
IS, THESE CONCRETE BLOCKS ARE FRESH OUT OF THE MOULD AND THE MIXTURE HAS TO BE JUST RIGHT AND LASER MEASURED AND IF ANYTHING IS OFF, THESE BLOCKS COME RIGHT OFF AND THEY’RE JUNK.>>THIS IS ACTUALLY THE AREA WHERE WEE DRILLED CORES TO SEND TO THE LAB FOR TESTING.>>Andrew: LUKE JOHNSON WORKS FOR A LAB IN TORONTO.>>I IMMEDIATE TO KNOW WHAT IT IS, WHAT IT DOES, DOES IT AFFECT MY TIMELINE AND DID YOU IT AFFECT OUR QUALITY?>>Andrew: ON THIS DOWNTOWN SITE, 14 STORIES WILL RIDE ON THE STRENGTH OF HIS CONCRETE AND THE WALLS, YOUR CONVENTIONAL RUN-OF-THE-MILL STUFF BUT THE BIG TEST IS THE FLOOR UNDER OUR FEET. HOW DID IT DO?>>IT DID WELL. STRUCTURALLY, ALL TESTING, EVERYTHING MET THE SPECIFIED CRITERIA.>>Andrew: AND NOW FAR AWAY, CARBON CONCRETE FROM THE START, A HOSPITAL IN VAUGHAN, ONTARIO.>>THIS PROJECT IS USING IN EXCESS OF 500,000 BLOCKS.>>Andrew: IT’S AN EXAMPLE OF HOW A NOD TO THE ENVIRONMENT CAN PAY OFF BIG. THIS WAS KEY TO GETTING THIS OFF THE GROUND. HOW MUCH CARBON DIOXIDER ARE YOU ABLE TO TRAP?>>1,000 POUNDS OF CO2 AND MORE RELATABLE MATERIALS, EQUIVALENT OF 120 TREE SEEDLINGS OVER 126 YEARS.>>Andrew: BUT STRAPPED IN THAT BUILDING ONCE IT’S DONE.>>RIGHT.>>Andrew: ACROSS ALL PROJECTS, CARBON CURE ESTIMATES IT’S KEPT MILLIONS OF CO2 FROM ESCAPING INTO THE ATMOSPHERE. THE CHALLENGE NOW IS GETTING THE WORD OUT AND CONVINCING COMPANIES IT CAN PAY TO GO GREEN. DOING THAT WOULD GO A LONG WAY IN TURNING ONE OF THE MOST PROLIFIC GREENHOUSE GASES INTO SIMPLE BUILDING BLOCKS.>>Ian: JUST AHEAD, THE FIRE THAT RAVAGED NOTER DAME CATHEDRAL>>Ian: WE’RE FOLLOWING A DEVELOPING STORY IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, A DECK COLLAPSED DURING A CELEBRATION IN LANGLEY, 45 EAST OF VANCOUVER. ABOUT 100 PEOPLE WERE ON THE PROPERTY AT THE TIME. WE DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF THE INJURIES, BUT AT LEAST ONE PERSON AIRLIVE AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL. 19 AMBULANCES WENT TO THE SCENE AND THE CAUSE OF THE COLLAPSE REMAINS UNKNOWN.>>IT STARTED WITH SHOCK AND GRIEF ON MONDAY. WHAT’S ALSO EMERGING OUT OF THE FIRE OF NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL THIS PARIS, QUESTIONS. NOT JUST WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE BUT COULD IT HAPPEN HERE? TOM PERRY WAS ONE OF THE PEOPLE ASKING THAT AND HE FOUND IT ALREADY HAS.>>Reporter: IT’S NOT A CATHEDRAL AND NOT HUNDREDS OF YEARS OLD, BUT LIKE NOTRE DAME, THIS PARLIAMENT WAS ONE THE TEAM OF A DEVASTATING FIRE. ON A COAL NIGH COLD NIGHT IN FEBRUARY OF 2016, SEVEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED, A ONCE MAJESTIC STRUCTURE WAS LEFT A SMOLDERING RUIN.>>THE BELL IN THE TOWER WAS CALLED IN AND THEN COLLAPSED. BUT NOTHING COULD BE SAVED.>>Reporter: WITH THE FIRST WORLD WAR RAGING, SOME BLAMED GERMAN SABOTAGE BUT THE THE CAUSE NEVER DETERMINED. REBUILDING BEGAN ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AND WITHIN FOUR YEARS, MPS WERE BACK AT WORK IN A NEW CENTRE BLOC. THE PEACE TOWER OFFICIALLY CHRISTENED A FEW YEARS LATER. THIS IS A RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT AND CENTRE BLOC SITS EMPTY AND WILL FOR A DECADE OR MORE AS CREWS BRING THE AGING EDIFICE UP TO MODERN STANDARDS. IN ANY BIG JOB LIKE THIS, THERE’S ALWAYS A RISK OF FIRE AND OFFICIALS SAY THEY’RE NOT TAKING ANY CHANCES.>>24-HOUR FIRE PATROLS DURING ANY PROJECT, WE HAVE FIRE DETECTION SYSTEMS, ALARM SYSTEM AND WE HAVE ALL OF THE MEASURES IN PLACE TO ENSURE IF THERE ARE ANY ISSUES, THEY’RE MANAGED EXTREMELY QUICKLY.>>Reporter: FIREFIGHTERS IN PARIS MANAGED TO SAVE MANY OF THE PRICELESS ARTIFACTS HOUSED AT THE NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL AND ON PARLIAMENT HILL MUCH OF THE ATTARWORK IN CENTRE BLOC HAS BEEN MOVED OUT AND PORTRAITS OF PRIME MINISTERS NOW HANG IN THE COMMON’S TEMPORARY HOME IN WEST BLOC. THE BOOKS OF REMEMBRANCE HONOURING CANADA’S FALLEN SOLDIERS AND CHAIRS AND DESKS ARE HERE, TOO. THE GOAL IS WHEN ALL OF THIS IS MOVED BACK AND WORK ON CENTRE BLOC IS COMPLETED, THE BUILDING WILL BE SAFER THAN IT’S EVER BEEN.>>IT’S NOT JUST SPRINKLER SYSTEMS, BUT TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE APPROPRIATE FIRE SEPARATION. SO FIRE DOOR AND ALL INTEGRATED INTO THE CENTRE BLOC.>>Reporter: ALL TO HOPEFULLY AVOID TRAGEDIES IN PARIS OR THE ONE THAT STRUCK THIS VERY SPOT 100 YEARS AGO. TOM PERRY, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Ian: THIS IS USUALLY THE PORTION OF “THE NATIONAL” WHERE MY COHOST AND I DISCUSS THE MOMENT AND WE DON’T TECHNICALLY HAVE A MOMENT TONIGHT BUT I JUST WANT TO MENTION THERE ARE A COUPLE OF DEVELOPING STORIES WE’LL BE WATCHING ON THE VARIOUS PLATFORMS ON CBC NEWS THROUGHOUT THE EVENING AND THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. THE DECK COLLAPSE IN LANGLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA AND THE SITUATION THAT WE HEARD AT THE TOP OF THE SHOW IN QUEBEC AND ONTARIO. WE HAVE THE SNOWMET AND ALL OF THAT RAIN AND A PLACE HIT HAR BY FLOODING IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS OF HISTORIC LEVELS OF RAIN AND FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND. WE’LL BE WATCHING THAT. THIS IS THIS EDITION OF “THE NATIONAL” TONIGHT FROM VANCOUVER AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR WATCHING.

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