The National for Friday June 16, 2017


>>Adrienne: GOOD EVENING, I’M ADRIENNE ARSENAULT AND THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” [♪♪♪]>>I AM NOT ACCEPTING THERE IS NO JUSTICE.>>Adrienne: A SUPREME COURT DECISION MAKING THE ACCUSED CRIMINALS WALK FREE AS THE TRIAL TAKES TOO LONG TO START.>>Interview: WE TRUSTED THE SYSTEM AND IT FAILED OUT.>>Reporter: THEY MUST GO.>>Adrienne: AN ANGRY TAKES TO DOWNING STREET AS THE DEATH TOLL GROWS IN THE LONDON HIGH RISE FIRE.>>>HUNGRY AND POPPING UP ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY.>>>AND REX HE HAS A LITTLE TO SAY ON TRUDEAU PLAYING THE FEMINIST CARD. [♪♪♪]>>>IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT AND PAINFUL ENOUGH TO BE THE VICTIM OF A SERIOUS CRIME IN THIS COUNTRY. OR A LOVED ONE. YET IMAGINE ADDING THE FOLLOWING TO YOUR INJURY. AFTER THE POLICE CHARGES THE SUSPECT, THE COURT THROWS IT ALL BECAUSE THE PROCESS BEYOND YOUR CONTROL JUST TOOK TOO LONG. THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA TODAY MADE IT CLEAR THAT IS THE LAW. CATHERINE CULLEN EXPLAINS.>>>>Reporter: IT FELT LIKE AN INJUSTICE. A MAN ACCUSED OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER WALKED FREE. THE TRIAL WAS CALLED OFF BECAUSE OF NEARLY A FOUR YEAR WAIT.>>WE GOT PUNISHED BY THE LOSS OF OUR SON AND I AM PUNISHED BY THE SYSTEM.>>Reporter: A WOMAN WHO WAS SEXUALLY ABUSED HUNDREDS OF TIMES BY HER STEPFATHER WATCHED HIM WALK FREE BECAUSE OF A 5-YEAR WAIT FOR TRIAL.>>Reporter: THERE ARE SOME OF THE RESULTS OF THE JORDAN RULING. AND TODAY IN AN UNANIMOUS DECISION, THE COURT STOOD ITS GROUND. KEEPING TO ITS MAXIMUM TIME LIMITS FOR A TRIAL. 18 MONTHS FOR PROVINCIAL COURTS. 30 FOR SUPERIOR COURT.>>Interview: JORDAN IS A GAME CHANGER. WHEN THE SYSTEM SHIFTS GEARS, THERE ARE GOING TO BE CASUALTIES.>>Reporter: A LAWYER FOR THE MAN AT THE CENTER OF TODAY’S APPEAL. JAMES CODY, HE WAS FACING DRUGS AND WEAPONS CHARGES. HIS TRIAL WAS EXPECTED TO TAKE JUST FIVE DAYS. BUT FIVE YEARS AFTER HE WAS CHARGED, IT HAD NOT BEGUN.>>Interview: THE CASE IS ABOUT ACCESS TO JUSTICE. IT IS ABOUT THE DIGNITY OF A TRIAL.>>Reporter: SOME TALKED ABOUT THE POTENTIAL FOR THOUSANDS OF CASES TO BE THROWN OUT BECAUSE OF THE JORDAN RULING. ONE REVIEW SHOWS THE NUMBER HAS BEEN SMALLER. BUT EVEN A FEW HIGH PROFILE CASES CAN SHAKE CANADIANS’ FAITH IN THEIR JUSTICE SYSTEM.>>IT IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE.>>Reporter: THIS MAN REPRESENTED THE MAN ACCUSED OF DRUG DEALINGS. THE CASE GAVE RISE TO THE JORDAN DECISION.>>Interview: THE BLAME SHOULD NOT BE POINTED AT THE SYSTEM PER SE, IT SHOULD BE POINTED AT THE GOVERNMENT. AND, YOU KNOW, THE FACT THAT THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN UNDER FUNDED ACROSS THE BOARD.>>Reporter: THE PRIME MINISTER SAID THE OFFICIALS ARE TAKING THE SITUATION SERIOUSLY.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: THIS PART OF WHAT HAS BECOME A BIT OF A TROUBLING PATTERN. AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE WORKING HARD TO ENSURE THAT JUSTICE IS SWIFT AND PROPER.>>Reporter: HE NOTES THE PROVINCIAL AND FEDERAL JUSTICE MINISTERS ARE LOOKING AT ISSUES. FASTER BAIL HEARINGS AND PRELIMINARY INQUIRIES AND RECLASSIFYING OFFENCES. THE OPPOSITION WANTS THE GOVERNMENT TO HURRY UP AND NOMINATE MORE JUDGES. THE PRIME MINISTER SAID THEY ARE WORKING HARD TO DO. CATHERINE CULLEN, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Adrienne: YOU HEARD CATHERINE MENTION THAT THE FEELING WAS THOUSANDS OF CASE WOULD BE THROWN OUT BEFORE THE RULING. A PROFESSOR AT DALHOUSIE CRUNCHED THE NUMBERS AND HE FOUND. IN THE 6 MONTHS BEFORE THE JORDAN DECISION CAME DOWN LAST JULY 20, 6 CASES WERE TOSSED BECAUSE OF DELAYS. BUT IN THE 6 MONTHS AFTER, THE NUMBER ROSE TO 51. THE NUMBER HAS GONE UP. IT IS NOT QUITE AN OPENING OF THE FLOODGATES LIKE SO MANY WORRIED ABOUT. THE PROFESSOR DID THE RESEARCH. HE IS IN HALIFAX TONIGHT. PROFESSOR, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. CAN YOU HELP ME UNDERSTAND THIS, WOULD THIS RULING BE A GIFT TO DEFENCE LAWYERS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO DRAG THESE CASES OUT?>>Interview: NOT AT ALL. I AM SURE IT IS NO SURPRISE, YOU DO DISCOVER THAT QUESTION OCCURRED TO THE JUDGES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA AS WELL. AND IT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THEY ADDRESS IN THE CODY DECISION. VERY SPECIFICALLY, THEY SAID THAT DEFENCE CAUSED DELAY HAS TO BE DEDUCTED FROM THE TOTAL. IF DEFENCE ACTION IS ILLEGITIMATE, THAT DOESN’T COUNT. AND INDEED THEY ENCOURAGE JUDGES TO BE ALERT TO WHETHER APPLICATIONS THAT ARE MADE BY THE DEFENCE ARE FRIVOLOUS AND IF THEY ARE, TO DEAL WITH THEM QUICKLY AT AN EARLY STAGE AND GET RID OF THEM.>>Adrienne: OKAY. WE HEARD THAT CATHERINE, MORE JUDGES ARE WANTING TO BE HIRED. CAN YOU GIVE US A SENSE OF HOW MUCH OF A SHORTAGE THERE IS?>>Interview: THIS IS A NATIONAL AND PROVINCIAL ISSUE. SO IT VARIED IN EACH PLACE. THE SENATE COMMITTEE WHICH ISSUED A REPORT ON DELAY HAD WHAT SEEMS TO ME THE SENSIBLE SUGGESTION, THERE SHOULD BE A PRACTICE TO LOOKING TO THE DATES THAT FEDERAL JUDGES WOULD BE RETIRING. TYPICALLY THAT IS NOT A SURPRISE AND HAVE THE REPLACEMENT IN PLACE ALREADY. SO I DON’T THINK WE ARE TALKING AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL ABOUT HUNDREDS OF JUDGES. THE SHORTAGE OF JUDGES IS THE ONLY ISSUE. CERTAINLY THERE ARE JUDICIAL VACANCIES FILLED WOULD BE A HELP.>>Adrienne: WHAT ELSE NEEDS TO HAPPEN?>>Interview: ALL SORTS OF THINGS COULD HAPPEN. THERE ARE A LOT OF MINOR CHARGES THAT CLOG UP THE SYSTEM AND ARE REALLY NOT THAT IMPORTANT. THE EXISTENCE OF MANDATORY MINIMUMS MEANS THAT PEOPLE ARE UNWILLING TO PLEAD GUILTY AND CAN’T REACH A PLEA BARGAIN. THOSE CASES END UP IN THE SYSTEM. THERE ARE PRACTICES IN INDIVIDUAL COURTS WHERE NEW CASE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES OR EARLY CONFERENCES MAY DEAL WITH THINGS MORE EFFICIENTLY. REALLY THE VARIOUS REMEDIES HAVE TO BE UNDERTAKEN AND THEY ARE DIFFERENT FROM COURT TO COURT.>>Adrienne: PROFESSOR, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.>>>IT IS ESTIMATED ABOUT 70 PEOPLE ARE STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR IN THAT DEVASTATING APARTMENT FIRE IN LONDON. AND THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED DEAD IS UP TO 30. SHOCK TURNED TO GRIEVE. MARGARET EVANS WAS THERE.>>Reporter: ANGER THAT WILL NOT BE DENIED. THAT WAS THE MESSAGE OF PROTESTERS.>>WE WANT JUSTICE!>>Reporter: FORCING THEIR WAY INTO THE PREMISES OF THE TOWN COUNCIL RESPONSIBLE. PEOPLE FURIOUS IT WAS ALLOWED TO HAPPEN IN THE FIRST PLACE. AND THAT THE — AT THE RESPONSE THEY RECEIVED.>>HOW CAN THEY LET FAMILY MEMBERS DIE.>>Reporter: OTHER PROTESTS, SPREAD. THIS ONE EN ROUTE TO DOWNING STREET.>>AS YOU CAN SEE BY THE SIGNS, THE PROTEST IS POLITICAL. THEY ARE CHANTING THEY MUST GO. THE PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY WAS HECKLED EARLIER IN THE DAY AS SHE GREETED VICTIMS OF THE FIRE. Y, MAY ANNOUNCED A 5 MILLIN POUND EMERGENCY FUND TO HELP PEOPLE COPE.>>THERE ARE OTHER THINGS, WE WILL PROVIDE SUPPORT.>>Reporter: THE HUGE GRASS ROOTS VOLUNTEER OPERATION HAS HELPED FILL THE IMMEDIATE GAP. SOME OF THE NEEDS OF THOSE LEFT HOMELESS. BUT THE PERCEIVED ABSENCE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IS FUELLING ANGER ON THE STREETS.>>WE HAVE NOT MET ANYONE FROM THE COUNCIL COME HERE AND SPEAK TO ANYONE.>>Reporter: THERE IS FRUSTRATION TOO FROM LACK OF PROGRESS IN IDENTIFYING VICTIMS. THOSE WITH LOVED ONES MISSING STILL LIVING IN HOPE OR DENIAL. FIREFIGHTERS ARE EXPLORING THE TOWER.>>Interview: THE POLICE AND THE LONDON FIRE BRIGADE, FULLY ARE SEARCHING THE BUILDING TO MAKE SURE WE LOCATE AND RECOVER EVERYBODY THAT WAS IN THE FIRE.>>Reporter: THE CALLS OF JUSTICE FOR GRENFELL ARE SET TO ECHO THROUGH THE STREETS OF LONDON FOR SOME TIME TO COME. MARGARET EVANS, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Adrienne: 7 AMERICAN SAILORS ARE MISSING. AFTER A U.S. NAVAL DESTROYER AND A MERCHANT SHIP COLLIDED OFF THE JAPANESE COAST. IN IS THE USS. ONE SAILOR WAS AIRLIFTED OFF. THE DAMAGE CAUSED FLOODING IN COMPARTMENTS. THAT SHIP IS NOT EXPECTED TO SINK. IT HAS A LIMITED POWER TO GET BACK TO SHORE. THE OTHER VESSEL THE PHILIPPINE CONTAINER SHIP WAS ALSO DAMAGED.>>>AN UPDATE WAS GIVEN IN THE CASE OF STEVE SCALISE. HE WAS SHOT AT A BASEBALL PRACTICE EARLIER THIS WEEK.>>THE CONGRESSMAN’S STATUS REMAINS CRITICAL. WE ARE ENCOURAGED BY IMPROVEMENT IN HIS CONDITION OVER THE LAST 36 HOURS. WE HAVE CONTROLLED THE INTERNAL BLEEDING. AND HIS VITAL SIGNS HAVE STABILIZED.>>Adrienne: HE WAS ONE OF FOUR SHOOTING VICTIMS INCLUDING A CAPITOL HILL POLICE OFFICER. THE GUNMAN AT WEDNESDAY’S REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL PRACTICE DIED AFTER OFFICERS FIRED BACK.>>>WHEN IT COMES TO THE AMERICAN PROBES INTO RUSSIAN MEDDLING IN LAST YEAR’S U.S. ELECTION, DONALD TRUMP HAS ALWAYS INSISTED THAT HE PERSONAL IS NOT UNDER INVESTIGATION. TODAY, IN AN EARLY MORNING TWEET, HE SEEMED TO CHANGE HIS MIND OR MAYBE NOT. PAUL HUNTER TRIES TO EXPLAIN.>>Reporter: TODAY, THE QUESTION FOR DONALD TRUMP.>>MR. PRESIDENT, ARE YOU UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE F.B.I.?>>Reporter: AGAIN, HE WOULDN’T ANSWER. BUT HE SURE HINTED AT IT IN ANOTHER EARLY MORNING TWEET. WRITING… VIEWED BY SOME AS CONFIRMING THE PRESIDENT INDEED IS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR FIRING JAMES COMEY LAST MONTH. A STEP POSSIBLY AIMED AT THWARTING COMEY’S OWN INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN COLLUDED WITH RUSSIA TO MEDDLE IN LAST YEAR’S ELECTION. THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY DENIED TRUMP WAS CONFIRMING HE IS NOW THE TARGET OF INVESTIGATORS. SUGGESTING INSTEAD HE WAS IN A SENSE JUST VENTING OVER SUCH NEWS REPORTS. BUT TRUMP’S TWEET ALSO SINGLES OUT ROSENSTEIN. THE DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL NOW OVERSEEING THE BROAD INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIA. TRUMP ONCE SUGGESTED IT WAS ROSENSTEIN WHO LED HIM TO FIRE COMEY. THEN HE BACKTRACKED.>>THE RECOMMENDATION. REGARDLESS OF RECOMMENDATION, I WAS GOING TO FIRE COMEY.>>Reporter: SOME SAY IT IS A HINT TRUMP IS READY TO FIRE ROSENSTEIN AND DISPENSE WITH MUELLER.>>IT CERTAINLY SOUNDS LIKE THE PRESIDENT IS ADDING ROD ROSEN STEIN TO THE ENEMY’S LIST WITH BOB MULLER AND AN INCREASING NUMBER OF PEOPLE.>>Reporter: IT WOULD BE A STUNNING SHAKEUP. DEMOCRATIC SENATOR DIANE FEINSTEIN IN A STATEMENT TODAY SAID OF TRUMP… MEANWHILE, ANOTHER TRUMP INSIDER IS AS THEY SAY, LAWYERING UP ON THIS. A DAY AFTER THE VICE PRESIDENT HIRED A LAWYER TO HELP DEAL WITH THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION, TODAY, DONALD TRUMP ADDED A LAWYER TO HIS TEAM. ALONG WITH WORD ONE OF TRUMP’S PERSONAL LAWYERS HAS HIMSELF HIRED A LAWYER. IT HAS BEEN THAT KIND OF WEEK AT THE WHITE HOUSE. PAUL HUNTER, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Adrienne: CANADA’S ELECTRONIC SPY AGENCY HAS A WARNING ABOUT CANADA’S NEXT FEDERAL ELECTION. IT SAYS THIS COUNTRY COULD EXPERIENCE WHAT THE AMERICANS DID DURING THEIR LAST CAMPAIGN. CYBERESPIONAGE, MISINFORMATION, FAKE NEWS DESIGNED TO SPREAD DOUBT AND CONFUSION. IS CANADA READY FOR THAT? KATIE SIMPSON TAKES A LOOK.>>Reporter: IN A RARE PUBLIC APPEARANCE, CANADA’S TOP SPY DELIVERED A WARNING.>>WE ANTICIPATE CYBERATTEMPTS TO INFLUENCE THE ELECTION. WE BELIEVE MULTIPLE HACK GROUPS COULD MAKE SUCH ATTEMPTS.>>Reporter: DESPITE THE EXPECTED ATTACKS, OTTAWA OUTLINED THE ASSESSMENT OF CYBERTHREATS TODAY AND THE PLAN TO PREVENT ELECTION MEDDLING. THE STRATEGY SO FAR, FOCUSSES ON PREVENTION. WARNING PARTIES AND POLITICIANS THEY ARE LIKELY TARGETS FOR HACKING AND SOCIAL MEDIA CAN BE USED FOR DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGNS. THE MINISTER IN CHARGE IS NOT INDICATING WHO THEY ARE WATCHING.>>FROM A DEFENCE POINT OF VIEW, IT DOESN’T MATTER SO MUCH WHO IS BEHIND IT, BECAUSE WE ACTUALLY NEED TO BE ABLE TO PROTECT OURSELVES AGAINST IT.>>I HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT THE GOVERNMENT AS WELL AS THE NATIONAL SECURITY INSTITUTIONS ARE VERY MUCH CONCERNED ABOUT THE ACTIVITIES OF RUSSIA.>>Reporter: RUSSIAN HACKERS ARE WIDELY SUSPECTED OF INTERFERING IN THE AMERICAN ELECTION. U.S. INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS SAID THERE IS NO DOUBT THEY STOLE INFORMATION FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND RELEASED IT. TRYING TO INFLUENCE VOTERS IN FAVOUR OF DONALD TRUMP.>>THE AMERICANS WILL TAKE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON DEFENCE AND SECURITY, IF THEY CANNOT STOP HACKERS, WHAT CHANCE DO WE HAVE? WE ALL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO INCREASE OUR RESILIENCE.>>Reporter: NO CANADIAN ELECTION HAS BEEN EFFECTIVELY MANIPULATED BEFORE. ANONYMOUS HACKERS MADE AN UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT IN 2015. THE AGENCY WILL MEET WITH POLITICIANS OF ALL STRIPES NEXT TUESDAY TO DISCUSS PREVENTIVE MEASURES.>>WE KNOW THAT THE TRENDS ARE INCREASING ON A GLOBAL SCALE. WE ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THEM IN CANADA. WHAT WE CAN DO TO PREPARE OURSELVES IS REALLY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THESE THREATS ARE.>>Reporter: AS FAR AS INTERFERING WITH THE ACTUAL VOTE ITSELF, THE RISK IS LOWER. SINCE MUCH OF THE VOTING PROCESS IS STILL DONE BY HAND ON PAPER. KATIE SIMPSON, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Adrienne: COMING UP, A DEEPER LOOK AT THE CONSEQUENCES OF CUBA.>>>AND LAYING OUT THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT UNFINISHED BUSINESS, WHY IT MAY WANT TO KEEP THINGS THAT WAY.>>>THE LONGEST SERVING LEADER OF GERMANY IN THE POST-WAR ERA HAS DIED. FLAGS AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT WERE LOWERED TO HALF-MAST IN HONOUR OF THE FORMER CHANCELLOR. KOHL WAS CRUCIAL TO UNITE EAST AND WEST GERMANY AFTER THE FALL OF THE WALL.>>I WILL REMEMBER HIM AS A GIANT. A MAJOR PLAYER INTERNATIONALLY. HE WAS A DELIGHT TO WORK WITH.>>Adrienne: KOHL HAS BEEN FRAIL SINCE SUFFERING A FALL A DECADE AGO. HE DIED AT HOME AT THE AGE OF 87.>>>RUSSIA MADE A CLAIM THAT IT MAY HAVE KILLED THE LEADER OF ISIS. IT IS NOT ENTIRELY SURE. IF ABU BAKR al-BADHDADI WAS KILLED, IT WAS IN AN AIR STRIKE LAST MONTH. DEREK STOFFEL TELLS US, THE CLAIM IS RAISING MORE THAN A FEW SKEPTICAL EYEBROWS.>>Reporter: HERE IS THE FACE THAT INSPIRED MANY TO JOIN ISIS. A FACE RARELY SEEN IN PUBLIC. TODAY, RUSSIA’S DEFENCE MINISTRY SAID IT IS INVESTIGATING WHETHER ABU BAKR al-BADHDADI IS DEAD. MOSCOW SAID IT APPEARS THE ISIS LEADER WAS KILLED IN A MAJOR RUSSIAN AIR STRIKE IN SYRIA, NEARLY THREE WEEKS AGO. IT IS UNCLEAR WHY IT TOOK MOSCOW SO LONG TO ANNOUNCE WORD OF HIS POSSIBLE DEATH. WHICH EVEN TOP RUSSIAN OFFICIALS CAUTION HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED. THE RUSSIA FOREIGN MINISTER SAID HE IS NOT 100% SURE THAT ABU BAKR al-BADHDADI WAS KILLED. HE WAS LAST HEARD FROM LATE LAST YEAR WHEN HE RELEASED AN AUDIO MESSAGE. RUSSIA’S DEFENCE MINISTRY SAID BESIDES BAGHDADI, THE AIR STRIKE KILLED 30 MID-LEVEL ISIS COMMANDER AND 300 FIGHTERS. IT IS BELIEVED THEY WERE MEETING TO DISCUSS STRATEGY IN THE BATTLE FOR THE SYRIAN CITY OF RAQQA. A MILITIA MADE UP OF KURDISH AND ARAB FIGHTERS IS ENGAGED IN A FIERCE BATTLE FOR THE CITY. THE DE FACTO ISIS CAPITAL. THEY ARE BACKED UP BY THE U.S. LED ANTI-ISIS COALITION. WHICH HAS BEEN POUNDING POSITIONS IN AND AROUND RAQQA FOR WEEKS NOW. THE OPERATION HAS SENT THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS FLEEING TO NEAR SYRIA’S BORDER WITH TURKEY. UNITED NATIONS WARNED OF WHAT IT CALLS A STAGGERING LOSS OF LIFE WITH 300 CIVILIANS KILLED BY COALITION AIR STRIKES SINCE MARCH.>>IT IS REALLY A VERY STARK SITUATION BECAUSE EITHER WAY THEY ARE RISKING THEIR LIFE. THEY ARE RISKING THEIR LIFE IF THEY STAY. AND THEY ARE RISKING THEIR LIFE IF THE TRY TO FLEE.>>Reporter: IF BAGHDADI IS DEAD, IT WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT BLOW TO ISIS. THE MOST PROMINENT OF A KILLING OF A TERRORIST LEADER SINCE OSAMA BIN LADEN. THE MILITARY IS URGING CAUTION ABOUT THE RUSSIAN CLAIM. BAGHDADI HAS BEEN DECLARED DEAD BEFORE. IN ACCOUNTS THAT HAVE PROVEN TO BE UNTRUE.>>Adrienne: THERE ARE BY THE WAY A FEW MORE REASONS TO BE SUSPICIOUS OF CLAIMS THAT BAGHDADI MAY BE DEAD. ISIS IS THE FIRST TO ANNOUNCE WHEN THE MEMBERS HAVE BEEN KILLED. SOME INTELLIGENCE ANALYSTS WONDER IF HE WOULD RISK ATTENDING THAT MEETING IN RAQQA AS IT WOULD MAKE HIM A SITTING TARGET FOR U.S. LED COALITION FORCES CLOSING IN. THOSE ASSAULTS ARE SO FIERCE THAT ISIS COMMANDERS HAVE STARTED REGROUPING IN A NEW STRONGHOLD NEAR THE IRAQI BORDER.>>>A BIG BUSINESS DEAL IS CREATING AN UNEXPECTED PARTNERSHIP. THE COMPANY IS BUYING ANOTHER GIANT THAT SELLS HIGH END PRODUCE. AMAZON IS ACQUIRING HOLE FOODS FOR $13.4 BILLION. AMAZON SHARES WERE UP MORE THAN 3% AFTER NEWS OF THE DEAL.>>>AND McDONALD’S PULLED OUT OF THE SPONSORSHIP DEAL WITH THE OLYMPICS THREE YEARS EARLY. ENDING THE 41 YEAR RELATIONSHIP. THE COMPANY SAID SMALLER TV AUDIENCES AND HIGHER COSTS WERE BEHIND THE DECISION. McDONALD’S SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH EXTENSION IN 2012 WITH THE IOC THAT WAS WORTH $260 MILLION.>>>STRAIGHT AHEAD, WHY THE LIBERAL ♪ ♪ [no audio] America’s agony is growing
darker, going deeper and dividing its people as only
the Civil War did in the past. Richard Nixon
is a shrunken President. A man clinging to a power
that is dwindling daily. I welcome this kind
of examination, because people have got to know whether or not their
President’s a crook. Well, I am not a crook. If the many allegations made
to this day are true, then the burglars who broke
in to the headquarters of the Democratic National
Committee at the Watergate were in effect, breaking in
to the home of every citizen of the United States. Republican support
for President Nixon on the house judiciary committee
was clearly collapsing today. That Richard Nixon has
beyond a reasonable doubt committed impeachable offences. We have direct evidence
coming out of the mouth of the President
of the United States that he not only condoned, but he directed these
cover-up operations. At what point
did President Nixon corruptly abuse the IRS? I have never been a quitter. But as President, I must put the interests of America first.
Therefore, I shall resign the Presidency
effective at noon tomorrow. Reporter: There’s the President
waving goodbye, and you hear the applause. [applause] Good evening. The President
of the United States has been impeached. Reporter:
In a series of four votes, the Republican-dominated House supported two articles
of impeachment, alleging Clinton
obstructed justice and lied under oath about his sexual affair
with Monica Lewinsky. I did not have sexual relations
with that woman. The Monica Lewinsky sex scandal
dominated the US political scene
for one year and one month, precipitating the impeachment
trial. That ended today
in a matter of minutes. US President William
Jefferson Clinton was acquitted on two articles
of impeachment. Man: Not guilty. Reporter: Aides said Clinton
didn’t even bother watching the historic votes. Afterwards, though,
he made one more apology for his misconduct, before appealing to everyone
to move on. This can be and this must be a time of reconciliation and renewal for America. ♪ ♪>>Adrienne: A NEW BRUNSWICK WANTS AN APOLOGY AFTER AN OFFENSIVE NOTE WAS DISPLAYED IN A DOCTOR’S OFFICE. IT READS… THE CHIEF CALLED THE NOTE DISCRIMINATORY AND RACIST. THE NOTE HAS BEEN REMOVED BUT HAS BEEN WIDELY SHARED ONLINE. CBC CONTACTED THE DR. CARTER, HE WOULD NOT COMMENT.>>>AND THE FORMER FLAGSHIP OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL VIGILANTE GROUP, THE CONSERVATION SOCIETY, WILL BE SOON BE NO MORE. IT HAD BEEN IN NOVA SCOTIA FOR THREE YEARS. IT IS TOXIC. IT THREATENS THE VERY SEAS IT ONCE DEFENDED. TODAY, THE COAST GUARD ANNOUNCED PLANS TO HAVE IT HAULED AWAY AND SCRAPPED.>>>AND NEXT WEEK, IS THE LAST WEEK IN OTTAWA FOR MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT BEFORE THEY BREAK FOR THE SUMMER. MUCH OF THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT’S ONCE AMBITIOUS AGENDA COULD BE LEFT TO WITHER ON THE VINE. LEGISLATION UNPASSED AND SUBMISSIONS ABANDONED FOR NOW. AT LEAST. HANNAH THIBODEAU LOOKS AT WHAT TEAM TRUDEAU DID AND DID NOT GET DONE THIS SESSION.>>Reporter: IT IS THE LAST MINUTE PARLIAMENTARY DASH AHEAD OF THE SUMMER BREAK. BEFORE THEY HEAD OUT, LET’S LOOK AT WHAT THE LIBERALS HAVE DONE LEGISLATIVELY. SINCE THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT TOOK OFFICE, 23 PIECES OF GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION HAVE PASSED. COMPARE THAT WITH THE HARPER CONSERVATIVES. IT PASSED 50 BILLS IN THE SAME TIME FRAME. THERE ARE STILL TWO BIG PIECES OF LEGISLATION TO BECOME LAW BEFORE M.P.S HIT THE BARBECUE CIRCUIT. THE BUDGET IMPLEMENTATION ACT WHICH INCLUDES THE $35 BILLION INFRASTRUCTURE BANK.>>CREATE JOBS.>>Reporter: AND THE BILL TO ESTABLISH THE NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE. BUT OTHER MAJOR LEGISLATION, LEGALIZING CANNABIS, NEW RULES FOR IMPAIRED DRIVING, UPDATED POLITICAL FUNDRAISING GUIDELINES, THE BORDER PRECLEARANCE BILL AND THE PASSENGER BILL OF RIGHTS WON’T MAKE IT THROUGH THE SYSTEM BEFORE THE SUMMER. AND IF THE PRIME MINISTER DECIDES TO END THIS PARLIAMENTARY SESSION AND PROROGUE… LET’S SHOW YOU THAT AGAIN. THERE ARE STRONG WHISPERS THE PM MAY DO THAT. TO RESET THE AGENDA IN THE FALL. SO UNFINISHED BUSINESS WOULD DIE AND BILLS WOULD HAVE TO START OVER AGAIN.>>THEY ARE WAITING FOR US.>>Reporter: THE CANADIAN AMBASSADOR IN WASHINGTON SAID HE PUSHED AMERICAN LAWMAKERS TO PASS THE U.S. BILL THAT WOULD SPEED UP PEOPLE CROSSING THE BORDER. NOW, HE HAS TO TELL THEM THE CANADIAN BILL IS NOT READY.>>PLEASE HURRY IT UP, I AM EMBARRASSED. I LEANED ON THE AMERICANS SO HEAVILY AND NOW THEY ARE COMING BACK AND SAYING WHERE IS YOURS.>>Reporter: WHY IS IT TAKING SO LONG TO GET LAWS PASSED? PART IS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.>>YOU HAVE TO BE FOCUSSED ON THAT, MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT.>>Reporter: UNCERTAINTY IN THE U.S. LED TO HUNDREDS OF MEETINGS BETWEEN MINISTERS AND OFFICIALS WITH THEIR AMERICAN COUNTERPARTS.>>THE NEW ADMINISTRATION THERE IS SOME UNCERTAINTY AND UNPREDICTABILITY.>>Reporter: LET’S NOT FORGET THAT TRUDEAU HAS BOOTED LIBERAL SENATORS OUT OF CAUCUS TO REFORM THE SENATE. THAT HAS BLOWN UP HIS LEGISLATIVE SCHEDULE.>>UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES. THE SYSTEM IS TOTALLY SLOWED DOWN.>>Reporter: FROM THE BEGINNING, TRUDEAU PROMISED TO DO POLITICS DIFFERENTLY. BUT AS THE NEXT ELECTION GETS CLOSER, HE MAY HAVE TO RESORT TO SOME OF THOSE BARE KNUCKLE TACTICS TO LAND HIS AGENDA THROUGH.>>Adrienne: ALBERTA’S ECONOMIC SITUATION COULD FINALLY BE CHANGING FOR THE BETTER. A NEW REPORT SAYS THE PROVINCE’S HUMAN CAPITAL IS COMING HOME. ATB SAID THE ONCE HUGE EXODUS OF WORKERS FROM ALBERTA HAS SLOWED TO A TINY TRICKLE. JUST OVER 18,000 PEOPLE LEFT IN THE FIRST PART OF THE YEAR. ALMOST 16,000 PEOPLE RETURNED OR MOVED TO ALBERTA. ECONOMISTS SAID THIS STABILIZING TREND IS A REALLY GOOD SIGN THAT PROVINCIAL RECESSION IS ALMOST OVER.>>>COMING UP, DONALD TRUMP CURBS CUBAN AMERICAN RELATIONS. WILL THAT CHANGE LIFE ON THE ISLAND?>>THIS PRIVATE B AND B CULTURE WAS DRINK BY THE AMERICANS. THERE WAS A GREAT TRICKLE DOWN THROUGH THE ECONOMY AS PART OF THE STREET LEVEL.>>Adrienne: WHEN CUBANS WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE THAWING RELATIONS. IT IS CHILLY AGAIN. THAT IS NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”.>>>A LOOK AT THE BUSINESS NUMBERS. THE TSX ROSE 32 POINTS. THE DOLLAR WENT UP MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A CENT. IN NEW YORK, THE DOW GAINED 24 POINTS. THE PRICE OF OIL CLOSED UP $0.29 A BARREL. A rapidly increasing number
of experts and politicians are becoming
progressively alarmed about air pollution. Most of the damage
is caused by car, pollution coming
from the exhaust, and a bill has just been
introduced into congress for a federal study
of electric cars. The car uses
no gas or oil, needs almost no maintenance, and
creates no pollution or noise. Speed is a problem,
though, where the car can only get up to
40 or 50 miles an hour. Reporter:
It doesn’t look like much, but under its homemade
plywood body is an efficient zinc air battery
powered electric motor. In its present
experimental form, the car has a top speed
of 73 miles per hour and a cruising range
of more than 300 miles. It takes eight hours
to recharge the battery from an ordinary
household electrical outlet. The owner is
61-year-old Bill Ward. I asked him if he’s had any
approaches from manufacturers. Not genuine approaches, no. General Motors says
it has made a breakthrough in the development
of batteries to power the electric car
of the future. Zinc nickel oxide batteries
drive the car for 160 kilometres before
they need recharging; that’s twice as far as
conventional battery power. The motorist simply plugs
his car in overnight to build the power
back up again. This type of electric car
gets a top speed of 80 kilometres an hour,
and would cost about the same as a standard
sub-compact model. Reporter: It may look like
an ordinary Chrysler van on the outside, but it’s a very
different van on the inside. It uses an electrically powered
sodium sulphur battery. The electric van
was unveiled last week at Expo in Vancouver. Powerplex calculates that
electricity for its battery costs about one and
a half cents a kilometre, compared to five and a half
cents for gasoline. It’s becoming almost a ritual in
the automotive industry now: a car company puts on
a big PR show for its new electric car,
everyone says how wonderful electric cars are,
and then they tell you that you can’t buy one,
even if you wanted to– because it just doesn’t
make economic sense. Experts say improvements
in technology will eventually make
electric cars practical, but it’s slow going;
just like Vancouver traffic. Reporter: There’s gold fever on
the streets of St. Paul. Everyone’s talking
about Bre X, a small Calgary mining company
that struck gold half a world away. And even though the mines
are in Indonesia, a lot of the wealth
is right here in St. Paul. Do you know any
new millionaires? A few. Reporter: Traders at
the Alberta Stock Exchange say they’ve never seen
anything like it. From a low of $1.90 to a high
of $170 in just one year. Reporter: Just five weeks ago,
Bre X’s exploration chief predicted the mine could
yield up to 200 million ounces of gold;
but last week, the first signs
of potential trouble. Bre X geologist Michael de
Guzman fell from a helicopter on a flight
to the mining site. Some say
it was suicide. Now, the Indonesian government
has put the project on hold after Bre X revealed yesterday
the size of the find may have been overstated. Wholesale panic today
over the Bre X affair. Canadians dumped
the gold company’s stock as fast as they could. Share prices crashed,
and Bre X struggled in vain to stop the damage. All this after word
the company’s supposedly gigantic gold strike
could be worthless. Reporter: Security guards have
been patrolling the building since early last night,
when the company released the independent audit
by Strathcona Minerals calling Bre X
the largest fraud in international
mining history. Bre X employees
continued to work even as the world speculated
about how such a massive salting scheme
could have been carried out. The Wall Street Journal
ran a front page story talking about
a secret storage site where workers
added mysterious powders to already crushed rock
before sending it on to the labs. These are pictures
of that alleged site. The sign says, “If you have
no business here, go away.” Around 400 million in market
capitalization has been lost in the first
four minutes of trading. That money is gone.>>President Donald Trump: I AM CANCELLING THE LAST ADMINISTRATION’S COMPLETELY ONE-SIDED DEAL WITH CUBA.>>Adrienne: THERE HE IS, PRESIDENT TRUMP KEEPING A CAMPAIGN PROMISE IN MIAMI TODAY, PULLING DOWN THE SHUTTERS ON THE PREDECESSOR’S TRY FOR OPENNESS WITH CUBA. THE DIRECTIVE MEANS THAT THE U.S. CITIZENS CANNOT TRAVEL AS INDIVIDUALS. ONLY IN GROUPS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. AND IT PREVENTS U.S. BUSINESSES FROM DEALING WITH COMPANIES CONTROLLED BY THE CUBAN MILITARY WHICH IS MOST OF THEM. BUT FOR ALL THE TOUGH TALK, TRUMP DID NOT ROLL BACK ALL OF OBAMA’S POLICIES. DIRECT FLIGHTS AND CRUISES CAN OPERATE. AND EMBASSIES WILL STAY OPEN. JUST HOW MUCH WILL REALLY CHANGE?>>President Donald Trump: NOW THAT I AM YOUR PRESIDENT, AMERICA WILL EXPOSE THE CRIMES OF THE CASTRO REGIME AND STAND WITH THE CUBAN PEOPLE IN THEIR STRUGGLE.>>Reporter: THE WAY TRUMP TALKED TO WITH A SINGLE STROKE OF A PEN, HE WAS UNDOING YEARS OF CODLING OF THE CUBAN REGIME.>>President Donald Trump: I AM CANCELLING THE LAST ADMINISTRATION’S COMPLETELY ONE-SIDED DEAL WITH CUBA.>>Adrienne: WATCHING EVERY MOMENT OF THAT POLITICAL PERFORMANCE WAS MARK ENDTWISTING, A FORMER AMBASSADOR TO CUBA AND THOSE LOOKING TO DO BUSINESS THERE, A CONSULTANT.>>President Donald Trump: I LOVE YOU.>>Interview: I AM SPEECHLESS. TIME TRAVELLER GO TO 15, 20 YEARS AGO, IT WAS THE SAME STUFF. THE BOTTOM LINE OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS CLAMPING UP ON THE TRAVEL OF AMERICANS. THAT IS THE CORE OF IT. YOU KNOW WHEN YOU STRIP EVERYTHING AWAY, THAT WAS THE ESSENTIAL CORE OF WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA DID TO ALLOW INDIVIDUAL AMERICANS TO GO AND VISIT CUBA, ON WHAT THEY CALL A SELF-DIRECTED TRAVEL.>>THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS CHANGING ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PEOPLE OF CUBA.>>Adrienne: WHEN OBAMA NORMALIZED RELATIONS, THE EMBASSY WAS OPENED. IT WAS TRAVEL THAT MATTERED MOST. THE FIRST U.S. CRUISE SHIP IN MORE THAN 50 YEARS. THE FIRST U.S. FLIGHT. SKIRTED AROUND AN EMBARGO THAT NEVER GOT LIFTED.>>President Barack Obama: THE EMBARGO WILL END. I CANNOT BE SURE.>>Interview: TOURISM IS ILLEGAL. TOURISM TO CUBA IS ILLEGAL IN THE UNITED STATES. IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN AND CONTINUES TO BE. IT WAS ILLEGAL IN OBAMA YEARS. BY SELF DECLARING THEY COULD GO AND TOOK A MORE LIBERAL APPROACH TO INTERPRETING WHAT EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL WAS ALL ABOUT. SO YOU HAD A VERY LARGE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS.>>Reporter: AMERICANS STARTED TO SHOW UP AND THEY BROUGHT CASH.>>Interview: PRIVATE B AND B CULTURE IN CUBA WAS DRIVEN BY THE GROWTH IN THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS FRANKLY. THEY HIRED PRIVATE TOUR GUIDES. THEY USED PRIVATE TAXIS. ET CETERA, ET CETERA. THERE WAS A GREAT KIND OF TRICKLE DOWN THROUGH THE CUBAN ECONOMY AS PART OF THE STREET LEVEL.>>Reporter: THE ROLLING STONES ROLLED IN FOR A FREE CONCERT. CHANNEL STAGED A FASHION SHOW. JUST LAST MONTH, THE COUNTRY’S FIRST FIVE STAR HOTEL OPENED ITS DOORS. NOW, WHAT? TRUMP’S RULES WILL LET CRUISE SHIPS AND PLANES INTO CUBA, WHO WILL BE ONBOARD? THE TURNED AROUND ON CUBA TODAY WILL NOT SURPRISE CUBANS. BACK IN 2015, WHEN THE ICE BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CUBA WAS JUST STARTING TO MELT, I SAT DOWN IN HAVANA WITH RAMSAY, A PROMINENT POLITICAL CARTOONIST. HE SAW THE DIPLOMACY AS A HIGH WIRE ACT. THE RECENT CARTOON DOES NOT OOZE OPTIMISM.>>CUBAN PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS. THAT IS WHY I DRAW TRUMP BURNING THE PICTURE. WITH THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. IT IS MORE OF THE SAME.>>Reporter: OBAMA’S POLICY SHIFT DID NOT CHANGE THAT MUCH IN CUBA. ODDLY, IT MAY HAVE HELPED THE REPRESSIVE GOVERNMENT.>>THE CUBAN STATE, THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT CLEARLY WOULD HAVE MADE SOME ECONOMIC BENEFIT FROM INCREASED U.S. TRAVEL WITHOUT QUESTION.>>Interview: WE HAVE THE TOURISTS COMING MORE FREQUENTLY. ALL OF THE BENEFITS ARE FOR THE GOVERNMENT. THE GOVERNMENT TAKES THE MONEY. YOU DON’T SEE THAT BY THE PEOPLE.>>Adrienne: THE POINT OF ISOLATING CUBA FOR ALL THOSE DECADES BEFORE, IF IT WAS TO PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS, WELL, THAT WAS A CLEAR FAILURE.>>Interview: THE GOVERNMENT DEAL WITH THESE KINDS OF POLITICS. IT SOLVES NOTHING.>>Reporter: THE ROLL BACK MAY THRILLS THE CUBAN EXILES IN MIAMI TODAY. IT IS NOT POPULAR WITH LARGE SWATHS OF THE U.S. >>Interview: U.S. BUSINESS IS INTERESTED IN THIS. IT IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW BUSINESS. 11.5 MILLION PEOPLE. 90 MILES AWAY. THEY WILL GO BACK AT IT. THEY WILL GO THROUGH THIS AGAIN IN ANOTHER CYCLE.>>Adrienne: POLLING SHOWS THREE-QUARTERS OF AMERICAN FAVOUR AN END TO THE EMBARGO. AND THAT INCLUDES MORE THAN 60% OF REPUBLICANS. RAMSAY’S OLD CARTOON ABOUT THE HIGH WIRE ACT WORKS.>>Interview: BECAUSE, THE MOMENT WE ARE LIVING IN RIGHT NOW, THE ANSWER FOR THIS — MAYBE THE GUY IS HANGING.>>Reporter: RAOUL CASTRO AS CUBA’S LEADER WILL NOT BE AROUND FOR MUCH LONGER.>>HE WILL STEP DOWN AS PRESIDENT NEXT YEAR.>>Interview: THIS IS WHAT I THINK VERY — HISTORICAL. WE HAVE NOT HAD A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION MORE THAN 60 YEARS AGO.>>Reporter: HE DREW A SECOND CARTOON.>>A CUBA LOOKING FOR SOMETHING. IT IS BLINDED.>>Adrienne: NO MATTER HOW COLD RELATIONS WITH THE U.S. GET, CUBA MAY NOT BE AS FROZEN AS IT APPEARS.>>THEY ARE ACCUSTOMED LIVING WITH THE UNITED STATES. AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHAT THE AMERICAN ADMINISTRATION DOESN’T, IT DOESN’T MATTER.>>Adrienne: REX MURPHY IS COMING UP NEXT.>>>LATER AN INFESTATION THAT IS GROWING BEACH BY BEAC ♪ ♪ Reporter: Under the instruction
of the Bank of Canada, two Ottawa firms do most
of the processing of currency. Two years ago, it was
decided to bring out Canadian Elizabethan dollars. The product of
the work that began then will be seen this week when
the new bills come into use. Oh! Let’s get some open here
to give to the tellers. Reporter: The new bills look
a little strange at first– a more mature Queen Elizabeth
is on the front; robins claim territory
on the back. The bills are more detailed,
more colourful. The bold numbers
make it easier for visually impaired
people to use; but visually, they don’t
appeal to everyone. I don’t like them. It’s ugly, that’s…
why should we change? Canada’s new
one dollar coins came tumbling off the mint’s
money presses today, and some people are already
calling them loonies. They’re made of nickel, copper,
and recycled old tin cans. They’re gold coloured
and they have 11 sides. Last fall, a courier service
lost the original design of a voyageur,
so it was switched to a loon swimming on a lake. It’s coming–
the latest addition to Canada’s coin collection. Here’s a sample token
of the new bimetal coin; nickel on the outside with
an aluminum-bronze centre. Now, all they have
to figure out is what design to
put in the middle. There’s no
shortage of ideas– at the Canadian Mint,
there are 19,000 of them. [applause] This design embodies the
strength and the determination of Canadians from
coast to coast. Reporter: The new bills
are smooth, almost slick, with clear windows. [money snapping taut] And they won’t
tear easily. There’s a great future,
the Bank of Canada says, in bills that feel
like plastic. These new bank notes are
a 21st century achievement in which all Canadians
can take pride and in which all Canadians
can place their confidence. Reporter: When the banks
open this week, you will find the latest symbol
of Canada’s age of development the new Canadian dollar. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪>>They called my dad the “King of Griffintown.” ♪ [dramatic] A few days ago the parole board decided that my old man’s never leaving prison.>>You’re nothing like him. ♪ ♪ [fists pound punching bag]>>I’d never talk and you know it.>>I’m just reminding you who you are. ♪ ♪>>You work for me now.>>I love you.>>I love you too. ♪ [soft guitar] ♪ ♪>>MR. TRUDEAU IS FAMOUSLY A COMMITTED AND PROUD. HE WON THE NOTICE OF THE PROGRESSIVE WORLD WHEN HE DECLARED AMID THE HIGH CLOUDS OF DAVOS AND THE POWER AND WEALTH ELITE, HE IS SUCH. NOWHERE IS THE ALLEGIANCE MORE PROMINENT IN THE RECENT ANNOUNCEMENT THAT CANADA FOREIGN AID BUDGET FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS WILL BE 95% FEMINIST. GEARED TO WOMEN AND GIRLS. THE NEWS THAT FOREIGN AID SHOULD HELP THE LEAST OF THE LEAST, THOSE SUFFERING, WHO SUFFER THE MOST, THE WEAKEST OF THE WEAK, REGARDLESS OF ER, I FIND IT HARD TO SEE HOW TAGGING A DESIGNATION ON FOREIGN AID CAN HAVE ANY LOGIC OR COHERENCE. THERE ARE COMMENTS ENOUGH IN THIS TORMENTED WORLD WITHOUT CALLING OF THE LENS OF FIRST WORLD FEMINISM TO BE IMPOSED ON AID PROGRAMS. FURTHERMORE, EVEN IF AN APPROACH WAS JUSTIFIABLE, WHY SUCH AN EXTREME PROPORTION? 95% FOR FEMINIST AID AND 5% FOR OTHERS. IF THE PAIN OR HUNGER OR DISLOCATION OF MAN IS THAT OF A WOMAN? IF AID IS DIRECTED TO THE UTTERLY VULNERABLE, SHOULD NOT CHILDREN HAVE THE PRIORITY. BOTH IN THE LAWS OF MERCY AND TO THE INCONTESTABLE UNDERSTANDING THAT CRUELTY AND HARM TO CHILDREN IS THE DARKEST CATEGORY IN THE TERRIFYING CATALOGUE OF DESPICABLE HUMAN MALICE. THAT SAID, THERE IS ONE AREA WHERE THE PRIME MINISTER COULD HAVE IMPACT. WHERE ALL IS NEEDED IS NOT AID, BUT HIS VOICE. THERE HAS BEEN A PERSISTENT AND UNDER PLAYED SCANDAL INVOLVING U.N. PEACEKEEPING FORCES IN THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF YOUNG PEOPLE. FOR OVER THE DECADE, IN A SPREAD OF COUNTRIES, INCLUDING THE REPUBLIC OF CONGO, HAITI, IVORY COAST, LIBYA, MALI AND SUDAN, THERE ARE SCORES OF INCIDENTS VILE AND CRUEL COMMITTED BY THE SAVIOUR PEACEKEEPERS. CHILDREN THREATENED, BEATEN, EXTORTED FOR SEX AND RAPED BY PEACEKEEPERS AND GETTING AWAY WITH. THE DIRECTOR OF AIDS FREE WORLD MADE THE POINT, THE U.N. IS FAMOUS AS A PLACE WHERE RACISTS GET AWAY WITH RAPE. A SPEECH BY A HIGH PROFILE AS OURS, ANNOUNCING THE DEGRADATION OF U.N. PEACEKEEPING AND PROMISING THE WITHHOLDING OF CANADIAN PEACEKEEPING, WOULD DO MORE FOR FEMINISM. YOUNG GIRLS AND WOMEN ARE THE MAIN VICTIMS HERE THAN PUTTING A FEMINIST TAG ON WHAT LITTLE FOREIGN AID WE MAKE AVAILABLE TO THE WORLD. THE IDEA THAT UN PEACEKEEPERS ARE SEXUALLY ABUSING CHILDREN IN COUNTRIES THEY WERE SENT TO HELP AT THE MOMENT OF DREAD CHAOS IN THOSE COUNTRIES IS A CRIME AGAINST NATURE AND HYPOCRISY SO VILE, IT HAS YET TO HAVE A NAME. THE PRIME MINISTER HAS A CAPACITY TO GIVE IT A NAME. AND IT WOULD BE A GREAT BLESSING TO FEMINISTS AND NON-FEMINISTS ALIKE IF HE DID. ♪ [“The National” theme] ♪ [warm classical] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [whistling] ♪ [warm classical] ♪ ♪ ♪ and if >>Announcer: When Calls the Heart, New season begins Sunday at 7:00 on CBC.>>I’m Louis Fortin from Fredericton, New Brunswick and this is my story. I think young Canadians should pay more attention to the way they embrace their health. I really believe having a healthy lifestyle has the greatest impact on what we can be as a person in the future.>>They called my dad the “King of Griffintown.” ♪ [dramatic] A few days ago the parole board decided that my old man’s never leaving prison.>>You’re nothing like him. ♪ ♪ [fists pound punching bag]>>I’d never talk and you know it.>>I’m just reminding you who you are. ♪ ♪>>You work for me now.>>I love you.>>I love you too. [♪♪♪]>>Adrienne: LOS ANGELES PAYS SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO ADAM WEST LAST NIGHT. THE ICONIC BAT SIGNAL, IT LIT UP THE FLAG AT CITY HALL AND MORE THAN ONE BATMAN SHOWED UP TO ANSWER THE CALL. HE WAS 88 YEARS OF AGE. HE PLAYED BATMAN IN THE SERIES THAT BECAME A CULT CLASSIC.>>>AN UPDATE ON THE RESCUE MISSION OF THIS YOUNG BELUGA WHALE. AFTER TRAPPED IN A NORTHERN NEW BRUNSWICK RIVER FOR TWO WEEKS, HE WAS CAREFULLY TAKEN OUT AND AIRLIFTED TO A NEW HOME IN THE St. LAWRENCE RIVER. WILDLIFE EXPERTS SAID HE WAS LAST SEEN WITH THREE OTHER YOUNG BELUGA WHALES. THEY HOPE THEY WILL BE THE ADOPTED POD.>>>HOMES ARE UNDER ATTACK. NOT FROM A BIG THREAT. AN EPIC NUMBER OF TINY WORMS AND CATER PILLARS THAT ARE LEAVING SLIPPERY MESSES. HAVARD GOULD WENT TO HAVE A LOOK.>>THEY ARE EVERYWHERE.>>Reporter: INCH WORMS, WHAT EVER YOU CALL THEM, TREES ARE UNDER ATTACK. PEOPLE TOO.>>WHEN IT RAINS, OUR DAUGHTER STEPPED IN IT. OUR DOG. IT IS DISGUSTING.>>Reporter: THERE ARE VAST NUMBERS OF TENT CATERPILLARS IN WINNIPEG. GUSTING TO MANY.>>Interview: I HAD TO ROLL MY HOOD UP IN THE BACK JUST SO THEY DON’T FALL IN THERE AND THEN GET INSIDE — INTO THE SWEATER ITSELF.>>Reporter: MANY CITIES SPRAY TO CONTROL CATERPILLARS. SOME THAT DON’T ARE DEBATING THE IDEA. FOR SOME, IT IS PERSONAL.>>Interview: I HAVE BEEN PICKING THEM OUT OF MY HAIR. NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU SCRUB, YOU FEEL LIKE IT IS ON YOU.>>Reporter: THIS SPRING, THE UNWANTED CREATURE CAPITAL APPEARS TO BE WINNIPEG. THIS IS CATERPILLAR FRAT, THE FANCY WORD FOR THE DROPPINGS LEFT BY THE TRIPLE THREAT OF TENT CATERPILLAR AND ELM SPAM WORMS.>>IT IS AN UNUSUAL YEAR TO HAVE THREE TREE PESTS AT THE SAME TIME.>>Reporter: THEY HAVE CYCLES EVERY TEN OR 15 YEARS, COMPLETELY NATURAL POPULATION EXPLOSIONS. BUT SOME SUSPECT CLIMATE CHANGE MAY BE BOOSTING EVERYTHING.>>Interview: A BUST.>>Reporter: AN ECOLOGIST WHO DROVE FROM OTTAWA TO VICTORIA. STUNNED BY THE DEVASTATION HE SAW ALONG THE WAY.>>Interview: HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF KILOMETRES OF CONTINUOUS STRIPPED FOREST.>>Reporter: IN THE PARK IN TORONTO, THEY ARE IN DEAD WINTER FORM IN JUNE. OLDER TREES ARE THE ONCE MOST AT RISK. BUT NOT RECOVERING.>>Interview: NORMALLY AT THIS TIME OF YEAR, THE CANOPIES OF THE TREES WOULD BE FULL. AND RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE ALMOST COMPLETELY DEFOLIATED.>>Reporter: FOR PEOPLE FED UP, IT CAN’T LAST MUCH LONGER. IN SOME AREAS, ALREADY, THE END IS NEAR. BUT SOME ARE FORECASTING IT WILL BE A BANNER YEAR FOR… MOSQUITOES. HAVARD GOULD, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Adrienne: A SYRIAN CANADIAN PHOTOGRAPHER IS HELPING TO DISMANTLE STEREOTYPES OF REFUGEES. SHE IS DOCUMENTING WHAT THE NEWCOMERS SEE AND EXPERIENCE IN THEIR NEW HOME. IT IS HELPING THEM TO PROCESS THE ATROCITIES THEY LIVED IN SYRIA. HER WORK WAS PROFILED BY THE CBC SERIES EXHIBITIONIST.>>I GO TO SYRIA, I WOULD CHOOSE ONE PICTURE TO TAKE. I WILL DEFINITELY TAKE A PICTURE OF MY MOTHER WHERE I WENT TO SEE. I DON’T KNOW IF I WILL EVER BE ABLE TO GO BACK AND SEE THEM. UNFORTUNATELY IT HAS BEEN BOMBED AND DESTROYED.>>Interview: I AM A FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER, AN ARTIST. THEY WELCOMED 25,000 REFUGEES, I WANTED TO HELP IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE. I SAW AMAZING EFFORTS IN COLLECTING CLOTHES, FURNITURE, YOU KNOW. FOR ME AS AN ARTIST, I NEEDED TO DO SOMETHING. EVEN THAT IS POSITIVE. HOW THROUGH ART CAN WE DOCUMENT THE JOURNEY OF INTEGRATION FROM THEIR OWN PERSPECTIVE? THIS IS A WAY TO EMPOWER MARGINALIZED PEOPLE. I HAVE 12 PARTICIPANTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 14 AND 19. THEY ARRIVED A YEAR AGO. THEY ARE VERY POLITE. THE GIRLS ARE A BIT SHY. THE BOYS ARE LIKE FROM THE FIRST DAY LAUGHING, AND SAYING JOKES. WE DONATED THE CAMERAS. THE IDEA WAS TO GET TO LEARN ABOUT CAMERAS AND PHOTOGRAPHY. I WANTED THEM TO GET COMFORTABLE WITH TAKING PHOTOS. TAKE PHOTOS. I LEFT THEM PICTURES OF PEOPLE WITH NATURE. EVERY PICTURE I TAKE, EXPLAINS WHAT I HAVE TO DO MORE TO GET THE RIGHT ONE.>>WE ARE TRYING TO GET IT OUT OF OUR HEADS. IF WE ARE THINKING ABOUT IT, WE WILL HAVE ANXIETY.>>MY PEOPLE SPEAKING MY LANGUAGE. WHEN YOU SAY REFUGEE, WE THINK OF PEOPLE IN NEED. THE WORD REFUGEE IS A BIT OF A LABEL. I MENTIONED IN MY FIRST WORKSHOP, WE WILL TAKE APART THE STEREOTYPE. THEY SAID, YES, WE DON’T LIKE HOW PEOPLE TALK ABOUT US. THE END OF THE PROJECT, WE WILL HAVE AN EXHIBITION, AND INVITE THEM, SHOWING THEIR ART TO CANADIANS, MONTREALERS. I HOPE THEY WILL FEEL EMPOWERED. NOT ONLY A PHYSICAL DISTANCE. THIS KIND OF CONNECTION. LIKE THAT IS MUTUAL FOR BOTH OF US.>>Adrienne: THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS FRIDAY NIGHT. FOR NEWS AT ANY HOUR, YOU CAN GO TO CBCNEWS.CA. I’M ADRIENNE ARSENAULT. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. [♪♪♪]

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