The National for August 3, 2018 — Asylum Seekers, Trump vs. Media, Yemen


[ * ] ON THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, THE CANADIAN BORDER, THE MIGRANTS CROSSING OVER IT, AND THE POLITICAL AMMUNITION THEY DELIVER. CONSERVATIVES SAY ON THIS PERCEIVED NATIONAL CRISIS, CANADIANS SHOULD BE ON THEIR SIDE, SHOULD TRUST THEIR LEADER. WE’LL SHOW YOU WHY THAT MESSAGE MAY BE CUTTING THROUGH. ALSO TONIGHT, THE U.S. PRESIDENT INTENSIFYING WAR OF WORDS. WHY DONALD TRUMP BELIEVES CALLING THE MEDIA THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE IS A POLITICAL WINNER, WHY THAT COULD BECOME DANGEROUS VERY SOON. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL”.>>Andrew: IF POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS ARE FOUGHT OVER FACTS AND PERCEPTIONS, WE MIGHT BE GETTING A GLIMPSE OF ONE BATTLE GROUND IN NEXT YEAR’S FEDERAL ELECTION. THE GOVERNMENT HAS GONE TO GREAT LENGTHS TO CAST THIS COUNTRY AS A WELCOMING PLACE, BUT ILLEGAL CROSSINGS AT THE U.S. BORDER SEEM TO HAVE CANADIANS ON EDGE WITH THE OPPOSITION SEEING CLEAR SIGNS OF A WEDGE. HERE’S THE NUMBERS IN A NEW POLL TO SET THE TABLE FOR YOU. 67% OF CANADIANS SURVEYED CALL ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSINGS A CRISIS. THAT’S TWO-THIRDS AND THE SAME NUMBER BELIEVE THERE ARE TOO MANY PEOPLE FOR CANADA TO HANDLE. MORE THAN HALF SAY THE COUNTRY IS TOO GENEROUS TO BORDER CROSSERS AND 78% SAY BORDER SECURITY IS IMPORTANT OR A MAJOR PRIORITY. NOT WHAT THE GOVERNMENT OF SUNNY WAYS WANTS TO HEAR, BUT AS DAVID COCHRANE EXPLAINS, THE LIBERALING CONCEDED ONE THING, THEY HAVE A MESSAGING PROBLEM.>>I READ THE RESULTS OF THE POLL.>>Reporter: BILL BLAIR MAY BE LOSING THE ARGUMENT OVER THE BORDER, BUT HE SAYS IT’S NOT BECAUSE OF THE FACTS.>>IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE ADDRESS MANY OF THE MISCONCEPTIONS AND MISINFORMATION THAT CANADIANS HAVE HEARD, THAT QUITE FRANKLY, CAUSES A FEAR, A FEAR NOT BASED ON THE REALITY, BUT A FEAR ON THE RHETORIC.>>Reporter: WHETHER IT’S REALITY OR RHETORIC, THE POLLS SUGGEST THE LIBERALS HAVE A PROBLEM ON THEIR HANDS.>>WILLIAM STIRLING BLAIR.>>Reporter: AND IT REVEALS WHY BILL BLAIR WAS MOVED INTO THE MINISTRY. THE LIBERALS WERE LOSING THE P.R. BATTLE TO THE CONSERVATIVES WHO TRAMPLED THE ARGUMENT THAT IS A CHALLENGE NOT A CRISIS.>>ANY TIME YOU HAVE A GOVERNMENT THAT ALLOWS 30,000 PEOPLE OVER THE COURSE OF A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME TO COME INTO CANADA ILLEGALLY, THE IMPACT THAT HAS, THAT IS A CRISIS. AND CANADIANS HAVE A CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE COME THEIR GOVERNMENT RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: THE FACT IS THAT THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER AT THE BORDER, NOT WORSE. THE NUMBER OF ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSINGS IS GOING DOWN, BUT PEOPLE ARE STILL COMING AND THE COSTS KEEP CLIMBING. SINCE EARLY LAST YEAR, OTTAWA HAS SPENT AT LEAST $270 MILLION TO DEAL WITH THE INFLUX.>>ONTARIANS ARE PRO-IMMIGRATION, BUT THE CURRENT CRISIS HAS TESTED THEIR PATIENCE.>>Reporter: THE NEW ONTARIO CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT HAS JOINED THEIR FEDERAL COUSINS IN SLAMMING OTTAWA’S RESPONSE. AND EVEN THOUGH WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE IS NOWHERE NEAR A CRISIS IN GLOBAL TERMS, IN DOMESTIC TERMS, IT’S DEFINITE A POLITICAL PROBLEM.>>THERE IS A REAL INFORMATION GAP HERE AND WE HAVE TO DO A BETTER JOB IN FILLING THAT GAP.>>Reporter: IT’S A BLOW TO THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT BRAND THAT LOUDLY SELLS CANADA AS A WELCOMING COUNTRY. BUT THIS POLL ALSO SUGGESTS MORE CANADIANS TRUST ANDREW SCHEER TO GET IT RIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO PEOPLE CROSSING THE BORDER THAN TRUST THE PRIME MINISTER. DAVID COCHRANE, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Andrew: THAT POLL BY THE WAY WAS DONE ONLINE, BETWEEN JULY 25 AND 30. 1500 PEOPLE TOOK PART AND THERE IS MARGIN OF ERROR OF PLUS OR MINUS 2.5, 19 TIMES OUT OF 20. THAT’S THE FINE PRINT. NOW, YOU HEARD DAVID SAY ILLEGAL CROSSINGS ARE GOING DOWN. SO LET’S LOOK AT A SNAPSHOT OVER TIME. THE NUMBERS SPIKED DRAMATICALLY LAST SUMMER AS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CLAMPED DOWN ON U.S. BORDERS. IT REACHED A HIGH OF 5300 IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. SINCE THEN, THE TREND HAS BEEN DOWN. THE NUMBER FELL FROM 2700 THIS APRIL TO 2200 IN MAY, TO 1200 IN JUNE. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT ELSE WE’RE WORKING ON TONIGHT. COULD POLICE IN MONTREAL HAVE DONE MORE TO HELP THIS INUK WOMAN? SHE WAS FOR FROM HOME AND DISAPPEARED FOR A WEEK.>>>IN YEMEN, THERE IS A DESPERATE PLEA FOR A CEASE-FIRE, ONE THAT COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN STAVING OFF A DEADLY EPIDEMIC. FIRST, THE CONTINUING WAR OF WORDS BETWEEN THE U.S. PRESIDENT AND ONE OF HIS FAVOURITE PUNCHING BAGS, THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA. DONALD TRUMP IS STARTING A 10-DAY VACATION, BUT ON HIS WAY OUT OF THE DOOR, HE TOOK PARTING SHOTS CALLING THE MEDIA DISGUSTING AND YOU GUESSED IT, FAKE.>>PRESIDENT USES RHETORIC THAT IS SORT OF ANTI-MEDIA AND THE CROWD RESPONDS TO THAT. HE KNOWS THAT. BUT IT CERTAINLY LATELY SEEMS TO BE HAPPENING MORE AND MORE.>>Andrew: IT HAPPENED AT THAT RALLY YESTERDAY IN PENNSYLVANIA. THE CROWD LOVED IT AND AS KEITH BOAG TELLS US WITH MIDTERM ELECTIONS COMING, THERE MAY BE MANY MORE SUCH ATTACKS TO COME.>>Reporter: DONALD TRUMP SURROUNDED HIMSELF WITH THE SOUNDS AND SYMBOLS OF PATRIOTISM LAST NIGHT AND HIS ADORING CROWD ATE IT UP.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH, PENNSYLVANIA, THANK YOU.>>Reporter: BUT BEFORE LONG, HE GOT TO COMPLAINING THAT THE GREATNESS OF HIS PRESIDENCY WAS BEING DELIBERATELY UNDERMINED BY INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN THE LAST ELECTION.>>NOW WE’RE BEING HINDERED BY THE RUSSIAN HOAX.>>Reporter: COMPLICIT IN THE IMAGINED HOAX IS THE MEDIA OF COURSE.>>THEY CAN MAKE ANYTHING BAD BECAUSE THEY ARE THE FAKE, FAKE, DISGUSTING NEWS.>>Reporter: IT WAS JUST YESTERDAY THAT TRUMP’S OWN SECURITY OFFICIAL SAID, NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME, RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE WAS NOT A HOAX.>>IT IS REAL. IT IS CONTINUING.>>Reporter: DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE DAN COATS AND FOUR OTHER MEMBERS OF THE TRUMP NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM GAVE A RARE PRESS BRIEFING THAT DIRECTLY CONTRADICTS TRUMP’S LINE.>>WE CONTINUE TO SEE A PERVASIVE MESSAGING CAMPAIGN BY RUSSIA TO TRY TO WEAKEN AND DIVIDE THE UNITED STATES.>>Reporter: THERE IS LITTLE DOUBT THE UNITED STATES IS DIVIDED RIGHT NOW AND TO A GREAT EXTENT THAT’S BECAUSE OF THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY. HE’S TAKING UP A LOT OF SPACE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES AND THEY FIND THEY EITHER LOVE HIM DEEPLY OR HATE HIM DEEPLY. THAT’S PARTLY BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT HAS ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO BELIEVE MUCH OF THE MEDIA IS FAKE AND THE ENEMY >>CNN, FAKE NEWS, MSNBC, YOU KNOW, THAT’S REALLY THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE.>>HI, EVERYONE.>>Reporter: TRUMP’S DAUGHTER, IVANKA PUBLICLY DISAGREED WITH HIM ABOUT THAT YESTERDAY. HER FATHER TWEETED SHE WAS CORRECT, THAT THE MEDIA ARE NOT THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, JUST A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF THEM ARE. IN THE PAST, HE’S IDENTIFIED SOME ENEMIES AS THE “NEW YORK TIMES”, NBC, ABC, CBS AND CNN. TRUMP’S ENCOURAGEMENT OF DISTRUST OF MEDIA LED TO ABUSE AT JIM ACOSTA AS HE WAS TRYING TO DO A REPORT IN FLORIDA.>>THEY’RE SAYING CNN SUCKS, GO HOME, FAKE NEWS. WOLF, ALL OF THOSE THINGS ARE FALSE.>>Reporter: IN ANY EVENT EXPECT MORE AS THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS DRAW CLOSER, TRUMP IS INCREASING THE NUMBER OF RALLIES AND THAT SEEMS TO MEAN STEPPING UP HIS ATTACKS ON THE MEDIA, TOO.>>Andrew: KEITH JOINS US TO TALK MORE ABOUT THAT, BECAUSE IT CAN BE HARD TO CUT THROUGH ALL THE NOISE. ARE JOURNALISTS IN THE U.S. GENUINELY AFRAID FOR THEIR SAFETY?>>JOURNALISTS FEEL UNDER THREAT AND ABUSE AS THE POLITICS HAS LICENSED PEOPLE TO ATTACK THEM. THEY’VE BEEN ROUGHED UP AND PUSHED AROUND. IN 2017, A REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE RUNNING RUNNING IN MONTANA BODY SLAMMED A REPORTER.>>Andrew: AS WE GET CLOSER TO MID TERMS, THIS COULD GET WORSE?>>THIS IS A MUCH MORE VIOLENT COUNTRY THAN CANADA. WE SEE MURDER IN PUBLIC PLACES AND OFTEN IT’S MOTIVATED BY HATRED. WHEN TRUMP TELLS MEDIA ARE THE ENEMY OF THE COUNTRY THEY SAY THEY LOVE, HE’S PLAYING WITH FIRE.>>Andrew: KEITH BOAG IN WASHINGTON. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. PLAYING WITH FIRE, NOT A BAD WAY TO DESCRIBE ONE BURGEONING GROUP OF FRINGE TRUMP SUPPORTERS THAT IS ATTRACTING A FAIR BIT OF ATTENTION. YOU CAN RECOGNIZE THEM BY THE Q’S, MEANING THEY SUPPORT A CONSPIRACY THEORY REFERRED TO AS Q ANONE. IT’S FAR-FETCHED AND IT’S STARTING TO GAIN TRACTION.>>Reporter: YOU CAN SPOT THEM AT DONALD TRUMP RALLIES THIS WEEK, HOLDING SIGNS, WEARING T-SHIRTS, ALL WITH THE LETTER Q. SUPPORTERS OF THE CONSPIRACY THEORY, NOW EMERGING FROM A SHADOW CORNER OF THE INTERPRET INTO THE MAINSTREAM.>>PEOPLE SHOWED UP IN THESE — >>Reporter: SUDDENLY QUESTIONS ABOUT Q ANON-AS IT IS KNOWN WERE BEING ASKED AT THE WHITE HOUSE.>>THE PRESIDENT CONDEMNS AND DENOUNCES ANY GROUP THAT WOULD INCITE VIOLENCE AGAINST ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL.>>Reporter: IT BEGAN IN OCTOBER, A PERSON OR GROUP OF PEOPLE CLAIMING TO HAVE TOP GOVERNMENT SECURITY POSTED ON MESSAGE BOARDS, LEAVING CLUES TO A VAST CONSPIRACY INVOLVING THE DEEP STATE. A GLOBAL RING OF PEDOPHILES AND MORE. BUT EXPERTS SAY THERE IS A TWIST. INSTEAD OF FRAMING THE ENTIRE GOVERNMENT AS THE ENEMY, IN Q ANON- TRUMP IS THE HERO.>>THE THEORY IS THAT TRUMP IS OUR SAVIOUR, EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT HIM IS SOMEWHAT WRONG, IF NOT COMPLETELY WRONG. THAT HE HAS APPOINTED MUELLER NOT TO INVESTIGATE RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN THE ELECTION, BUT INSTEAD, A SATANIC CULT.>>Reporter: ENTHUSIASTS COUNT ROSEANNE BARR AMONG THEIR RANKS. AND OFTEN TALK ABOUT A COMING STORM. SO, WHAT IS THE STORM?>>AN ARREST OF ALL OF THE BAD ACTORS, WHICH INCLUDES ALL OF THE IMPORTANT DEMOCRATS OF THE LAST DECADE, INCLUDING CLINTON AND OBAMA, AND SOME REPUBLICANS.>>Reporter: WHILE IT MAY BE EASY TO DISMISS IT ALL AS ONLINE FANTASY, IT’S CROSSING OVER TO THE REAL WORLD. CONSPIRACY THEORYS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A PART OF AMERICAN HISTORY, BUT THIS PRESIDENT IS DIFFERENT.>>TRUMP HAS GIVEN PERMISSION FOR CONSPIRACY THEORIES IN WAYS YOU DON’T SEE IN MAIN STREAM POLITICIANS.>>Reporter: SO WHAT WAS LIKELY A TECHNICAL GLITCH TO Q PROPONENTS, IS A SIGN THAT WITH DONALD TRUMP THERE IS MUCH MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE.>>Andrew: TURNING NOW TO ONE OF THE WORLD’S DEADLIEST CONFLICTS. FOR YEARS, MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN YEMEN HAVE BEEN CAUGHT BETWEEN WARRING FACTIONS AND EVEN WHEN NOT IN THE LINE OF FIRE, THEY’RE AT RISK FOR STARVATION AND DISEASE. IT’S A COUNTRY DISINTEGRATING INTO CHAOS. IT’S HARD TO OVERSTATE HOW GRIM THE SITUATION IS, BUT ALSO HOW LITTLE UNDERSTOOD IT IS TO OUTSIDERS, BECAUSE YEMEN IS NOT JUST A COUNTRY AT WAR WITH ITSELF. IT’S A BATTLE GROUND VYING FOR DOMINANCE. HERE’S A BRIEF LOOK AT HOW IT ALL STARTED.>>Andrew: THE SEEDS OF THE CURRENT CRISIS WERE PLANTED DURING THE ARAB SPRING OF 2011. IT BROUGHT POLITICAL UPHEVAL ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST. IN YEMEN, THAT MEANT A NEW LEADER. BUT A SUNNI MUSLIM STRUGGLED TO CONTROL MILITANT VIOLENCE, STARVATION AND CORRUPTION. BY 2014, AN OPPOSING GROUP, A SHIA HOUTHI REBEL MOVEMENT BACKED BY IRAN AND OPPOSED TO SAUDI AND WESTERN INFLUENCE, SEIZED HUGE CHUNKS OF THE COUNTRY. SAUDI ARABIA LAUNCHED A MILITARY OFFENSIVE, DELIVERING DEADLY AIR STRIKES, THANKS TO FIGHTER JETS FROM THE WEST. IRAN RESPONDED, POURING MILITARY RESOURCES INTO HOUTHI CONTROLLED YEMEN. SO TODAY, WHAT BEGAN AS AN INTERNAL CONFLICT DRAGS ON AS A PROXY WAR BETWEEN THE TWO STRONGERS POWERS, BUT AS IRAN FIGHTS SAUDI ARABIA FOR SUPREMACY, IT IS YEMENIS IN THE CROSSFIRE. 70% OF DESPERATELY NEEDED RELIEF SUPPLIES ENTER THE COUNTRY AND AS KATIE SIMPSON TELLS US, AID GROUPS ARE WARNING A CHOLERA EPIDEMIC COULD BE AROUND THE CORNER.>>Reporter: A DESPERATE RUSH TO SAVE THE INJURED ON THE STREETS OF HODEIDAH. SAUDI FORCES ARE BLAMED FOR THE AIR STRIKES IN THE REBEL-HELD CITY, THE COUNTRY’S MAIN POINT OF ENTRY FOR BADLY NEEDED FOOD AND AID. THE ESCALATED VIOLENCE IS TRIGGERING A BLUNT DEMAND FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION.>>FOR THREE FULL DAYS OF TRANQUILITY TO LAY DOWN ARMS AND ALLOW US TO VACCINATE THE CITY FOR CHOLERA.>>Reporter: IF IT IS TOO UNSAFE FOR AID MEMBERS TO TAKE THE MEASURES TO STOP THE SPREAD OF CHOLERA, YEMEN MAY BE SEIZED BY THE EPIDEMIC. YEARS OF MALNUTRITION MAKES THE POPULATION EXTREMELY VULNERABLE.>>AND NOT ONLY MORE CASES BECAUSE OF THAT, BUT EVEN HIGHER DEATH RATES AMONG THE CHOLERA CASES THAT DO OCCUR, BECAUSE PEOPLE DON’T HAVE THE PHYSICAL RESOURCES TO FIGHT THE DISEASE ANY LONGER.>>IT’S NOT AN EXAGGERATION TO SAY THAT THE HUMANITARIAN SITUATION ACROSS THE COUNTRY IS CATASTROPHIC.>>Reporter: THE U.N. CALLS THIS CONFLICT THE WORLD’S LARGEST HUMANITARIAN DISASTER. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED, WHILE MILLIONS HAVE BEEN DISPLACED. AND THE FIGHTING BETWEEN THE HOUTHI REBELS BACKED BY IRAN, AND THE GOVERNMENT SUPPORTED BY SAUDI ARABIA, HAS BEEN INTENSIFYING.>>MORE THAN 80% OF THE POPULATION IN YEMEN IS IN NEED OF SOME KIND OF AID. AND FOUR YEARS INTO THE WAR, THE SITUATION IS GETTING WORSE.>>Reporter: THE U.N. IS BUILDING ON CALLS FOR A TEMPORARY TRUCE IN THE HOPES OF GETTING CLOSER TO A PERMANENT PEACE.>>WE URGE THE PARTIES TO RESOLVE THIS CONFLICT THROUGH NEGOTIATION RATHER THAN THROUGH MILITARY MEANS.>>Reporter: ALL SIDES IN THE CONFLICT ARE INVITED TO GENEVA FOR HIGH LEVEL MEETINGS IN SEPTEMBER, BUT THAT IS LITTLE COMFORT FOR CIVILIANS ON THE GROUND WHO STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE IN THE MOST DEVASTATING CONDITIONS.>>Andrew: THERE IS A TWIST TONIGHT IN A DEVELOPING STORY IN ALBERTA. THE SHOOTING OF A GERMAN TOURIST. IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY ON THE HIGHWAY NORTHWEST OF CALGARY NEAR MORLEY. CAROLYN DUNN JOINS US NOW. WHAT IS THE LATEST?>>Reporter: WELL, A LOT ACTUALLY. POLICE INITIALLY BELIEVED THAT THIS WAS AN INCIDENT OF ROAD RAGE, BUT NOT ANYMORE. THE INFORMATION THEY’VE GATHERED SUGGESTS IT WAS NOT ONLY NOT ROAD RAGE, THAT IT WAS NOT RANDOM. AND FURTHER THE GERMAN TOURISTS WHO WERE DRIVING IN A DODGE DURANGO WERE NOT ACTUALLY THE TARGETS OF THE SHOOTING. SO THE OBVIOUS QUESTIONS THAT COME TO MIND AFTER THAT, WAS THIS A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY? OR PERHAPS SOMEONE ELSE IN A SIMILAR TYPE CAR WAS THE TARGET. THESE ARE QUESTIONS THAT WE HOPE THE POLICE WILL BE ABLE TO ANSWER AS THEIR INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.>>Andrew: RIGHT. ARE POLICE SAYING MUCH MORE ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION?>>WELL, AS A RESULT OF TIPS AND INTELLIGENCE GATHERED, RCMP SEIZED A BLACK CHRYSLER SEBRING AT A RESIDENCE IN COCHRANE, ALBERTA, TODAY, THEY ALSO DETAINED AN ADULT MALE AND HE IS NOT CONSIDERED A SUSPECT AT THIS POINT, ALTHOUGH HIS ROLE OR LACK OF ROLE IS BEING INVESTIGATED. AND JUST AN UPDATE ON THE VICTIM IN THIS CASE. ANDREW, THE GERMAN GENTLEMAN, 60 YEARS OLD, UNDERWENT EMERGENCY SURGERY LAST NIGHT TO REMOVE A SMALL CALIBER BULLET FROM HIS HEAD AND HE REMAINS IN CRITICAL, BUT STABLE CONDITION.>>Andrew: CAROLYN DUNN IN CALGARY, THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>>SOME OF THE OTHER DEVELOPING STORIES WE’RE TRACKING INCLUDE A CALL FOR CREWS AROUND THE WORLD TO COME HELP FIGHT WILDFIRES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. THERE ARE NEARLY 450 OF THEM BURNING RIGHT NOW IN B.C. MANY OF WHICH WERE STARTED THIS WEEK BY A SERIES OF LIGHTNING STORMS. ACCORDING TO THE PROVINCE, FIREFIGHTERS FROM MEXICO, AND AS FAR AS AWAY AS NEW ZEALAND ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE SOON.>>>AND WE’RE KEEPING AN EYE ON LYNCH BURG, VIRGINIA, WHERE HEAVY RAINS PUT AN AGING DAM AT RISK OF COLLAPSE. IF THE DAM FAILED, IT COULD SEND MORE THAN FIVE METRES OF WATER RUSHING THROUGH THE CITY IN JUST SEVEN MINUTES. MORE THAN 100 HOMES WERE EVACUATED JUST TO BE SAFE, BUT TONIGHT WE’RE HEARING THE SITUATION IS IMPROVING AND THEY’VE STABILIZED THE DAM FOR NOW.>>>LOTS MORE STILL TO COME HERE ON “THE NATIONAL”. AN INUK WOMAN, RECEIVING MEDICAL CARE IN MONTREAL FINDS HERSELF IN POLICE CUSTODY AND IT’S WHAT HAPPENED NEXT THAT IS RAISING SERIOUS QUESTIONS. ALSO, WHAT IS NEXT FOR ZIMBABWE? THE SO-CALLED CROCODILE IS THAT COUNTRY’S NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT, BUT THE AFTERMATH HAS BEEN TENSE. SUMMER CAMP IN TORONTO, TEACHING YOUNG BLACK STUDENTS THE HISTORY THEY DON’T GET IN SCHOOL.>>Andrew: THE DISTURBING STORY OF AN INUK WOMAN IN MONTREAL IS RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT TREATMENT OF THE PEOPLE FROM THE NORTH WHO COME SOUTH FOR MEDICAL CARE. THE WOMAN WAS REMOVED BY POLICE AFTER AN INCIDENT INVOLVING ALCOHOL FROM A REHABILITATION CENTRE. BUT INSTEAD OF BLING HER BACK — BRINGING HER BACK, THEY GAVE HER A BUS TICKET.>>Reporter: TONIGHT, THIS WOMAN IS RESTING HERE AT AN INUIT HEALTH RESOURCE CENTRE ON THE MONTREAL WEST ISLAND.>>SHE IS DOING WELL AND IS GOING HOME TOMORROW. VERY GOOD NEWS, SO SHE’S WELL ENOUGH TO GO HOME NOW.>>Reporter: WHILE SHE RETURNS HOME TO HER COMMUNITY IN NUNAVIK, SHE IS ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW SHE WAS RELEASED FROM POLICE CUSTODY.>>I THOUGHT IT WAS SAD AND UNACCEPTABLE.>>Reporter: HARSH WORDS FROM THE MAYOR OF MONTREAL WHO SAYS IT’S TIME FOR POLICE TO TAKE A LOOK AT THEIR PROCEDURES. IT’S STILL NOT CLEAR WHY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, SHE WAS SENT OFF ON HER OWN FAR FROM THE CITY CORE, RATHER THAN BEING SENT BACK TO THIS CENTRE WHERE SHE WAS RECOVERING FROM A BROKEN ARM AFTER BEING HIT BY A POLICE VEHICLE IN HER HOMETOWN.>>FIRST, WE FOLLOW UP WITH THE POLICE.>>AS FAR AS THIS SPECIFIC CASE IS CONCERNED, YOU CAN’T SAY IF THAT HAPPENED.>>Reporter: HE SAYS THEY ALWAYS DO WHAT THEY CAN TO KEEP THEIR PATIENTS SAFE AND GIVE THEM THE BEST CARE POSSIBLE. POLICE HAD NO COMMENT TODAY, THOUGH AN ABORIGINAL LIAISON OFFICER DID MEET WITH THE WOMAN TODAY.>>IT’S NOT SO MUCH WHAT IS WRONG, BUT WHAT COULD BE IMPROVED.>>Reporter: MAGGIE SAYS SHE HOPES THE CASE WILL BE A LESSON TO ALL STAKEHOLDERS, INCLUDING THE CITY POLICE.>>I BELIEVE WE’RE MOVING TOWARDS BETTER RELATIONSHIP WITH THE OTHER STATIONS OF SPVM, FOLLOWING THE STORY OF MINA GONE MISSING.>>Reporter: SHE SAYS THE ONE GOOD THING TO COME OUT OF THIS, THERE ARE NOW PLANS FOR HER TO PROVIDE SENSITIVITY TRAINING ACROSS THE MONTREAL POLICE FORCE, AN IDEA SHE THINKS WILL BE HELPFUL IN CITIES ACROSS CANADA.>>Andrew: WE WANT TO CLARIFY A POINT IN THE STORY WE BROUGHT YOU LAST NIGHT ABOUT PARENT PORTALS IN ALBERTA. THE CONNECT CARE WEBSITE HAS NOT BEEN DELAYED, IT’S SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ROLLING OUT NEXT YEAR.>>>WHY WOULD A GROWN MAN GROW UP AS A RADISH TO COMMUTE TO WORK? HE HAS HIS REASONS. THAT IS OUR “MOMENT OF THE DAY”. FIRST, AN INSIDE LOOK AT SUMMER SCHOOL, TEACHING BLACK CHILDREN TO ENVISION A POSITIVE FUTURE.>>WE WANT TO SIT BACK AND LISTEN TO IF YOU GOT TO CREATE A WORLD FOR BLACK PEOPLE, WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE? GOING TO THINK OF THE CHARACTER YOU WANT TO BE PROMINENT IN THE STORY. REMEMBER TO THINK OF YOURSELF.>>Andrew: NOT ALL ARE SPENDING ITS BREAK SLEEPING IN AND PLAYING WITH FRIENDS. WE WANT TO SHOW YOU A SPECIAL PROGRAMME. FOR THREE WEEKS, A GROUP OF KIDS, AGE 4-10 ARE TAUGHT THE HISTORY THEY DON’T GET IN PUBLIC SCHOOL. THEY LEARN ABOUT BLACK RESISTANCE, LIBERATION AND SELF-LOV SELF-LOVE.>>IF ANYONE IS LIKE DESTINED TO BE A LEADER, BUT I CAN DEFINITELY BECOME A LEADER, YEAH. [ * ]>>AND I’M GOING TO THE BLACK LIVES MATTER CAMP, I’LL BE A YOUTH LEADER, WHICH MEANS I’LL BE HELPING THE REGULAR LEADERS WITH TEACHING THE KIDS HOW TO GO AROUND THE CAMP AND SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES. I HAVEN’T EVER GONE TO A BLACK LIVES MATTER CAMP. I’VE GONE TO THEIR EVENTS, BUT NEVER THE CAMP.>>FISHMAYBE WE CAN GO AROUND AND SAY OUR NAME. MY NAME IS LEROY, I’M THE COORDINATOR OF FREEDOM SCHOOL AND I WORK IN THE — SERVING THE PEOPLE IN THE BIG KIDS ROOM, THE FREEDOM FIGHTER ROOM.>>IT HAS TO DO WITH THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION THAT OUR KIDS RECEIVE. TALKING TO PARENTS AND BEING A PARENT MYSELF AND BEING AN EDUCATOR AS WELL IN THE SYSTEM, WE NOTICE THAT BLACK KIDS OFTEN DON’T GET A CHANCE TO LEARN VERY MUCH ABOUT OURSELVES AND OUR HISTORY AND CULTURE AT ALL. WHEN WE DO, WE MOST OFTEN LEARN ABOUT ENSLAVEMENT AND OPPRESSION.>>THE SCHOOL THAT WE CREATED CALLED THE OAKLAND COMMUNITY SCHOOL, IN THEIR PARTY, THEY HAD A 10-PARTY PLATFORM, THEY HAD TEN THINGS THEY BELIEVED IN TO LIFT UP BLACK PEOPLE. SO, WE HAVE A KIDS VERSION OF THE 10-POINT PLATFORM WE SAY TO REMIND US OF OUR PURPOSE.>>MOON?>>WE WANT LAND.>>WE WAND LAND. BREAD, HOUSING. EDUCATION.>>HAVING ARRIVED AT 13 AND WITNESSING HIM GOING THROUGH 13, IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE A SPACE WHERE HE CAN LEAD WHILE LEARNING, BECAUSE DEVELOPING YOUR AUTONOMY, DEVELOPING YOUR SENSE OF SELF, THOSE THINGS ARE IMPORTANT. AND SO TO BE IN A SPACE THAT WILL NURTURE THAT, BUT ALSO CHALLENGE A RESPONSIBILITY AND ALSO CHALLENGE A LACK OF EMPATHY AND CHALLENGE A LACK OF COMPASSION AND TO CHALLENGE THAT IN A GENTLE AND SUPPORTIVE WAY, THAT’S HEALTHY, THAT’S HOW WE GROW. SO I REALLY AM EXCITED AT THIS JOURNEY FOR HIM.>>SO ON YOUR ORANGE PAPER, YOU’RE GOING TO THINK OF THE CHARACTERS WHO YOU WANT TO BE PROMINENT IN YOUR STORY. REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOURSELF.>>SO WE’RE TALKING ABOUT RESPECTING THE POWER THAT KIDS HAVE TO ENVISION ANOTHER WORLD AND TO ENVISION A FUTURE THAT A COULD BE DIFFERENT FOR BLACK PEOPLE. THEY’RE WATCHING A LOT OF REALLY VIOLENT THINGS HAPPEN TO THEIR COMMUNITIES AND THEIR PEOPLE. WE WANT TO SIT BACK AND LISTEN TO IF YOU GOT TO CREATE A WORLD FOR BLACK PEOPLE, WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE? HOW WOULD YOU SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS? IF IT’S NOT WITH POLICE, HOW WOULD IT BE? IF IT’S NOT WITH PRISON, HOW WOULD IT BE? IT MADE THE LAND ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. JUST LIKE THAT. WITH A FLASH OF LIGHT.>>OOOH.>>YOUR MOM TELL YOU THAT.>>WELL, THEY REALLY DON’T TALK ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE IN THAT SCHOOL. BECAUSE THAT’S A WHITE PEOPLE SCHOOL. I THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE A SELF-DETERMINED, WHERE THEY’RE SEVEN GAUGED AND PARENTS NEED TO BE IN THE CLASSROOM WITH THEM. [ * ] * CAN’T SEE THROUGH MY PAIN * WHEN I TAKE THEM OFF, EVERYTHING IS GRAY * * EVERYTHING IS IN GRAYSCALE [CHEERING] * EVERYTHING IS IN GRAYSCALE AND WE ALSO WANT TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU. THERE WAS MANY STAFF WHO HELPED US OVER THESE THREE WEEKS, DOING EVERYTHING FROM COOKING FOR US, DRIVING US, TAKING CARE OF US. TEACHING US, HELPING US LEARN. EVERYTHING. MOON. [CHEERING]>>THEY WERE ENGAGED IN THE PROGRAMMING. THEY WERE COMFORTABLE, IT FELT LIKE A FAMILY WE BUILT OVER THE THREE WEEKS WE WERE TOGETHER.>>Andrew: WHAT YOU JUST SAW THERE WAS A VERSION OF FREEDOM SUMMER THAT HAS BEEN SHORTENED. FOR THE FULL FILM, HEAD TO CBC.CA SHORT DOKSZ. UP NEXT, ON “THE NATIONAL”, WOULD YOU WANT TO WATCH YOUR FAVOURITE PODCAST ON TV? TELEVISION AND WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE IT, COMING UP.>>YOU DON’T WANT THE STRAW, YOU’RE GETTING A WEDGY FROM SHAQ.>>WE THOUGHT WE COULD TAKE A PODCAST AND JUST PUT ON CAMERAS AND MAKE A TELEVISION SHOW. AND WE QUICKLY LEARNED THAT DOES NOT WORK.>>Andrew: FIRST THOUGH, POP STAR, LADY GAGA SAYS IT’S TIME TO DRAG MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES OUT OF THE SHADOWS. HER PLEA COMES AFTER THE APPARENT SUICIDE OF THE CANADIAN MODEL AND ARTIST KNOWN TO THE WORLD AS ZOMBIE BOY.>>MY FIRST WAS RIGHT HERE WHEN I WAS 16, IT’S A SKULL AND CROSS BONES. PIRATES. IT’S PRETTY COOL.>>Andrew: HE WAS JUST 15 YEARS OLD WHEN HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A BRAIN TUMOUR THAT COULD HAVE LEFT HIM DEAD OR DISFIGURED. HE DECIDED TO LIVE LIFE ON HIS OWN TERMS AND TURN HIS BODY INTO A CONSTANTLY EVOLVING WORK OF ART. HIS FACE WAS TRANSFIGURED BEFORE HE WAS 21. THE FASHION WORLD WAS DRAWN TO HIS ME TICK LOUSE ART AND HE SHOT TO FAME IN THE SMASH VIDEO, BORN THIS WAY BY LADY GAGA. * OF THE INSECURE * SELF-RESPECT MY YOUTH >>Andrew: HIS STATED GOAL WAS TO BE A FREAK, TO EMBRACE A LOOK LIKE THIS, HE WROTE, YOU CAN’T CARE WHAT PEOPLE THINK. IRONICALLY ENOUGH, HIS OUTSIDER LOOK IS WHAT DROVE HIS SUCCESS. HE EVEN BECAME THE FACE OF A MAKEUP CONCEALER BRAND. HE FOUND FAME AND GLAMOUROUS FRIENDS. LADY GAGA CALLED HIS SUICIDE BEYOND DEVASTATING. WE HAVE TO WORK HARDER TO CHANGE THE CULTURE, BRING MENTAL HEALTH TO THE FOREFRONT AND ERASE THE STIGMA THAT WE CAN’T TALK ABOUT IT. WE MUST SAVE EACH OTHER.>>Go to Millwood and block this injunction.>>I’ve never seen anything like it.>>Why is your firm so interested in Millwood?>>I hope you haven’t been listening to malicious rumours.>>My daughter is sick.>>It’s tragic, but it’s not your job to fix it. * [ dramatic ]>>Announcer: Jonny’s back.>>Fufu.>>Yeah, Fufu.>>And I was like, “Who’s Fufu?”>>Announcer: Still Standing.>>I mean, look at Joe, he doesn’t look like the type to have a Chihuahua at home.>>Here’s the Fufu.>>Fufu.>>Announcer: Part of the Tuesday night comedy line-up. Returns September 18th on CBC. IS THE QUESTIONS OF WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE HOW. WHAT WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO ANSWER IS WHY STEPHEN PADDOCK COMMITTED THIS ACT.>>Andrew: A QUESTION QUESTION UNANSWERED AS THE LAS VEGAS PLACE CLOSE THE INVESTIGATION. THE GUNMAN HAS LOST A LOT OF MONEY BEFORE THE ATTACK, BUT IN THE FINAL REPORT, POLICE SAY THEY STILL CAN’T EXPLAIN WHY HE DID IT. HE WAS THE ONLY GUNMAN AND HE LEFT NO NOTE. 58 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND MORE THAN 800 OTHERS HURT IN THAT ATTACK.>>>DISGRACED HOLLYWOOD MOVIE MOGUL HARVEY WEINSTEIN IS TRYING TO GET SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES AGAINST HIM THROWN OUT. IN A MOTION, HIS LAWYERS ARGUED THAT E-MAILS SENT TO HIM BY ONE OF THE ALLEGED VICTIMS AFTER HE WAS ALLEGED TO RAPE HER, IS CONSENT.>>>THERE IS NO RELIEF IN SIGHT FOR SOUTHERN EUROPE AS AN ONGOING HEATWAVE TIGHTENS ITS GRIP. IN PORTUGAL TODAY, IT GOT SO HOT THAT EIGHT PLACES BROKE RECORDS. TEMPERATURES HIT 45° CELSIUS. IN NEIGHBORING SPAIN, TWO DEATHS ARE LINKED TO THE HEAT. WIDESPREAD WARNINGS ARE IN PLACE AS TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO CLIMB THIS WEEKEND.>>>NEWS TONIGHT FOR AEROPLAN. IT STRUCK A DEAL WITH PORTER AIRLINES. YOU’LL BE ABLE TO COLLECT POINTS IF YOU FLY WITH THE AIRLINE AND ABLE TO USE POINTS IF BOOK THE TICKETS. 2020 IS WHEN THE CONTRACT WITH AIR CANADA EXPIRES. A GROUP HAD BEEN TRYING TO BUY THE LOYALTY PROGRAMME, BUT TALKS FELL THROUGH YESTERDAY. A DEAL IS STILL POSSIBLE, IT IS STILL OPEN TO NEGOTIATING.>>>WITH THE MEDIA LANDSCAPE IN CONSTANT FLUX, A NEW PATH TO TV FAME HAS EMERGED. PODCASTS ARE LEAPING AHEAD IN POPULARITY AND YOU’VE PROBABLY HEARD BROADCASTERS ARE IN RETREAT, BUT TV IS STILL THE BIGGER PLATFORM AND IT’S HUNGRY FOR CONTENT. ELI GLASNER LOOKS AT WHAT MIGHT BE THE START OF A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP.>>Reporter: J.E. IS A BIG BASKETBALL FAN, SO WHEN THE TORONTO BROADCASTING STUDENT FINISHED SCHOOL, IT WAS NATURAL TO LAUNCH A PODCAST WITH HIS FRIENDS.>>EPISODE 3, NOVEMBER 14, 2008.>>Reporter: THE BASKETBALL JONES BRAND OF FAN FRIENDLY ANALYSIS WAS CATCHING ON. THEN THEY GOT THE CALL OF A LIFETIME.>>HERE’S NBA TV CONTOGETHER TACTING US, HEY, WE LIKE WHAT YOU’RE DOING UP THERE. SO BASKETBALL JONES BECAME A SHOW WHERE SKEETS INTERACTS WITH IDOLS IN WAYS HE NEVER IMAGINED. THE STARTERS ARE PART OF A NEW WAVE OF PODCAST MOVING FROM YOUR PHONE TO YOUR TV. THE COMEDY OF TWO DOPE QUEENS STARTED AS PODCAST. NOW IT’S –>>RIGHT HERE ON HBO, RIGHT AFTER GAME OF TORONTOS TT.>>WE’RE NOT AFTER “GAME OF THRONES”. THAT’S JUST A FEW OF THE NUMBER OF PODCASTS ATTEMPTING THE TV TRANSITION. PART OF WHAT IS DRIVING THE TREND IS THE POPULARITY OF PODCASTS. FIVE YEARS AGO, ONLY 12% OF THE AMERICANS LISTENED TO PODCASTS MONTHLY, NOW IT’S UP TO 26%. WITH MILLENNIALS AS THE BIGGEST PORTION OF THE AUDIENCE, BROADCASTERS ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO GET IN.>>OUR VERY HUMBLE PODCAST STUDIO.>>STILL NEEDS A LITTLE WORK?>>WE’RE EXPANDING RAPIDLY. STARTUP FOCUS IS NOT ON THE NICE CHAIRS BUT THE WORK WE’RE DOING.>>Reporter: IT’S NOT ABOUT HOW THE RECORDING ROOM LOOKS, BUT DISCOVERING NEW VOICES.>>THE INDUSTRIAL PROCESS OF MAKING TV AND FILMS IN THIS COUNTRY IS SO DIFFICULT. AND I THINK WHAT IS THE INTERESTING OPPORTUNITY ABOUT PODCASTING IT ALLOWS US TO BUILD AUTHENTIC VOICES AND AUDIENCES.>>I DON’T THINK WE BELIEVE EVERY ONE OF THE PODCASTS WILL TRANSLATE, LIKE EVERY BOOK DOWNTOWN. BUT IT’S ANOTHER AVENUE TO FIND A POINT OF VIEW. AND THERE ARE A FEW THAT WE HAVE IN DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL TRANSLATE.>>WHY SHOULD I INVEST IN YOUR PODCAST COMPANY?>>IT’S THE CADILLAC OF PODCAST COMPANIES.>>Reporter: NOT EVERY PODCAST CAN MANAGE THE TRANSITION. STARTUP WAS ABOUT ALAN BLOOMBERG’S ATTEMPT TO SET UP HIS OWN COMPANY. BUT AS ALEX INCORPORATED, IT LACKED BLOOMBERG’S TOUCH AND WAS CANCELLED AFTER A SINGLE SEASON. FOR SKEETS –>>WE THOUGHT WE COULD TAKE A PODCAST AND PUT ON CAMERAS AND MAKE A TELEVISION SHOW AND WE LEARNED THAT DOES NOT WORK.>>I FEAR THE SANDSTORM TO BE QUITE A TERRIBLE EVENT.>>Reporter: WHICH IS WHY AFTER THEATRE AND BOOK DEAL, NIGHT VEIL HANDED THE ENTIRE PILOT OVER THE SHOW RUNNER FROM “BETTER CALL SAUL”, TO DEVELOP THE SHOW FOR THE FX NETWORK.>>IT’S A LOT DIFFERENT AND A LOT MORE PLOT BASED AN NARRATIVE AND VISUAL. SO WE REALLY DO HAVE TO RELY ON PEOPLE WHO KNOW HOW TO MAKE THOSE THINGS. IF THE NIGHT VALE PILOT IS PICKED UP, IT WILL REACH MORE PEOPLE THAN THE PODCAST EVER DID. THE QUESTION IS CAN THEY KEEP IT PERSONAL AS TV COMES CALLING?>>Andrew: THE SITUATION ON THE GROUND IN ZIMBABWE THIS WEEKEND IS TENSE TO SAY THE LEAST. THE NEW PRESIDENT HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN ELECTED, BUT THE OPPOSITION SAYS THE VOTE WAS RIGGED. FIRST, A REMINDER TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER. IT HIGHLIGHTS SOME OF THE STORIES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED. TODAY, WAS THE OUTRAGE IN RUSSIA OVER PLANS TO RAISE THE AGE FOR PEOPLE TO RECEIVE THEIR PENSIONS. THE BIG PROBLEM, IT’S BEYOND THE LIFE EXPECTANCY FOR SOME IN THAT COUNTRY.>>What do I like? I like open fires, moon-lit nights, chatty letters, rainy days. I like day dreaming. I love this colourful little island of ruby, emerald, and sapphire. Yet, often, my dark moods come. They possess body and soul by their suppression. They say a woman shouldn’t write. Some days, I almost give up. But I cannot contain my imagination. I made Anne real. I gave her my love of nature, my love of books, and my childhood dreams. My greatest happiness would be to climb the Alpine Path, and write upon it, a woman’s humble name.>>Lucy Maud Montgomery battled depression, rejection, and sexism, to become known around the world for Anne of Green Gables, and 19 other novels.>>I PLEDGE TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF ALL ZIMBABWEANS. A PRESIDENT OF THOSE THAT VOTED FOR ME, AND THOSE WHO DID NOT.>>Andrew: THE RESULTS OF ZIMBABWE’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ARE IN, BUT NOT EVERYBODY AGREES WITH THEM. THE 75-YEAR-OLD WINNER HAS TIES TO THE OLD REGIME OF DISGRACED FORMER LEADER ROBERT MUGABE AND CRITICS ARE CLAIMING THE VOTE WAS RIGGED. EUROPEAN UNION OBSERVERS AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT ARE VERY VIEWING THE RESULTS.>>Reporter: IT WAS QUITE A SCENE OF CHAOS IN HARARE, AS THEY WERE WAITING FOR ELECTION TO GET UNDER WAY. POLICE WEARING HELMETS AND WIELDING BATONS AND SHIELDS BARGED IN, DEMANDING REPORTERS LEAVE, THEY WERE YELLING GET OUT, GET OUT, EVENTUALLY NELSON CHAMISA’S POLITICAL PARTY SAID IT WAS NOT A POLITICAL RALLY UNTIL THE PRESS CONFERENCE WAS BACK ON. ONCE HE WAS ABLE TO SPEAK, HE CLAIMED THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION WAS WRONG.>>TODAY IS A DAY OF MOURNING. MOURNING OVER DEMOCRACY. IT IS A BLACK DAY BECAUSE WE’RE SEE AGO REPEAT OF WHAT WE SAW IN THE REGIME.>>Reporter: HIS PARTY REFERS TO HIM AS MR. PRESIDENT, THEY FIRMLY BELIEVE THE ELECTION WAS RIGGED FOR THE LONG RULING PARTY ZANU-PF. THE POST THE ELECTION — PRESIDENT OF THE ELECTION, EMMERSON MNANGAGWA SAID WE WON THE ELECTION FREELY AND FAIRLY. THE OPPOSITION SAYS THEY’RE CHALLENGING THE ELECTION RESULTS IN COURT. THEY’RE FEARFUL THEY’RE SEEING A REPEAT OF THE ELECTION-RIGGING THAT WAS SYNONYMOUS WITH THE ROBERT MUGABE ERA THAT ZIMBABWE ENDURED OVER FOUR DECADES.>>Andrew: SWITCHING GEARS, OUR “MOMENT OF THE DAY” IS NEXT. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TAKE A TWO-HOUR COMMUTE DRESSED AS A VEGETABLE? WE’LL MEET A MAN EMBARRASSING HIMSELF FOR A GOOD CAUSE.>>MOST PEOPLE PLAY IT COOL, IT IS TORONTO AREA, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE USUALLY LOOK AT ME SUBTLY. I GET A LOT OF PEOPLE ASKING ME IF I’M A PEPPER, A STRAWBERRY.>>Andrew: REMEMBER, IF YOU WANT TO SHARE THE MOMENT, YOU CAN FIND IT ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNE CHANNELS, Facebook AND TWITTER. WE’RE ALSO ON INSTAGRAM.>>Andrew: A HAMILTON, ONTARIO MAN IS HOPING TO CATCH THE ATTENTION OF COMMUTERS. THAT’S WHERE THIS COSTUME COMES IN. IN CASE IT’S NOT CLEAR, AND IT MAY NOT BE, HE’S DRESSED AS A RADISH. AND IT’S SOMETHING THAT HE BREAKS OUT EACH TIME HE HITS HIS DONATION GOAL. ALL PART OF AN EFFORT TO RAISE MONEY FOR A LOCAL FOOD BANK. INTRIGUING IDEA, SO WE TAGGED ALONG FOR HIS COMMUTE AND THAT’S OUR “MOMENT OF THE DAY”.>>RADISH WAS A LITTLE SILLY, MORE RIDICULOUS, PEOPLE ASK A FEW MORE QUESTIONS AND IT’S SPICY.>>GOT TO BE A STORY.>>THERE IS A STORY. ABSOLUTELY, THERE IS A STORY. [LAUGHTER] >>I’M RAISING MONEY FOR NORTH YORK HARVEST FOOD BANK. I’M CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND FOR EVERY THOUSAND DOLLARS I RAISE, I WOULD COMMUTE FROM TORONTO TO HAMILTON, DRESSED AS A RADISH. PEOPLE LOOK AT ME KIND OF SUBTLY.>>GOOD MORNING.>>DONATIONS.>>NO WAY, REALLY? AMAZING. ONE, TWO, THREE.>>$6,000 SO FAR, SO IT’S WORTH IT. IT’S A LOT OF PUBLIC TIME DRESSED AS A BIG VEGETABLE. I’LL KEEP GOING AS LONG AS THE SUPPORT CONTINUES. IT’S 100 DAYS, I’LL DO IT FOR 100 DAYS. IF YOU WANT TO SPREAD THE WORD, JOIN ME ON THE GO TRAIN.>>Andrew: IT IS A LONG TIME TO DRESS AS A VEGETABLE, BUT CLEARLY FOR A GOOD CAUSE. HE RAISED $6,000 SO FAR, SO THAT IS SIX TIMES HE’S HAD TO DRESS AS A RADISH AND HOP ON THE TRAIN. THE FUNNY PART ABOUT THAT, APPARENTLY WHEN HE FIRST HAD THE IDEA, HE THOUGHT MAYBE I’LL HAVE TO DO THIS ONE OR TWICE, IF I MANAGE TO RAISE $2,000 BUCKS, BUT HE TRIPLED THAT AND HE SAID $6,000 GOES A LONG WAY. IT’S ABOUT 18,000 MEALS. SO, HEY, GOOD FOR HIM. THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS AUGUST 3, HAVE A GREAT NIGHT AND A GREAT WEEKEND.

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