The National for Friday March 23, 2018 — Marathon Voting, May Arrested, Terror Attack


>>Rosemary: ON THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, MPs PACK THEIR TOOTHBRUSHES AND GO HOME AFTER A HOUSE OF COMMONS ALL-NIGHTER. VOTE AFTER VOTE ON MATTERS OF CONFIDENCE HAD LIBERALS PINNED TO THEIR SEATS AS CANADA’S ELECTED OFFICIALS DID WHAT THEY COULD TO PASS THE TIME AT WORK. IN THE END, WHAT DID THIS PAJAMA PARTY REALLY ACCOMPLISH?>>Andrew: ALSO TONIGHT, THE PRIDE OF MARYSTOWN, NEWFOUNDLAND, KAETLYN OSMOND, SKATES HER WAY TO A CHAMPIONSHIP. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.”>>Rosemary: THE ALL-NIGHT VOTING MARATHON THAT KEPT MPs IN PARLIAMENT MOST OF THE NIGHT AND THROUGH THE DAY IS OVER. LAWMAKERS SPENT THE LAST TWO DAYS NOT CRAFTING LAWS, BUT STANDING AND SITTING AND WHATEVER ELSE THEY COULD DO TO PASS THE TIME. ALL BECAUSE OF A PROTEST OVER THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION AND HOW THEY HANDLED THE TRIP TO INDIA AND THE SO-CALLED JASPAL ATWAL AFFAIR. SO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS SAT FOR — GET THIS — 28 HOURS AND 54 MINUTES. THE STANDOFF IS OVER AND BLEARY-EYED MPs ARE HEADING HOME TO THEIR RIDINGS. CATHERINE CULLEN LOOKS INTO IF ANYTHING WAS ACCOMPLISHED OR IF IT WAS JUST A POLITICAL STUNT. * ALL NIGHT LONG [LAUGHTER]>>Reporter: WHEN POLITICIANS WORK ALL NIGHT, FUNNY THINGS CAN HAPPEN, LIKE THE YMCA DANCE.>>I HAVE GOT A CHANGE OF SHIRT AND MY STAFF CAME WITH GUM AND DEODORANT. NOT FOR ME, BUT MY COLLEAGUES. AND A TOOTHBRUSH AND TOOTHPASTE.>>THINGS ARE GETTING STALE IN THERE?>>THINGS ARE GETTING STALE.>>ALL THOSE IN FAVOUR OF THE MOTION, WILL PLEASE RISE.>>Reporter: THAT’S BOUND TO HAPPEN AFTER MORE THAN 20 HOURS OF VOTES. BECAUSE THE VOTES WERE ALL ABOUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING, EACH ONE WAS A CRUCIAL CONFIDENCE ISSUE, MEANING IF THE LIBERALS LOST, IT WOULD TRIGGER A FEDERAL ELECTION, SO MPs GOT COMFORTABLE AND MADE THE BEST OF IT.>>THERE’S A LOT OF HUMOUR, A LITTLE BIT OF SNOOZING, A LITTLE BIT OF READING. LITTLE BIT OF WORK.>>Reporter: SNOOZING?>>YOU CANNOT HELP BUT SNOOZE AFTER BEING UP FOR 24 HOURS. [SNORING]>>Reporter: BY NOW, YOU MIGHT BE ASKING YOURSELF, WHY WAS THIS ALL HAPPENING? [SNORING]>>ALL WE’RE ASKING FOR IS A BRIEFING. I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED TO HAVE TUCKED MY KIDS IN LAST NIGHT.>>Reporter: THE CONSERVATIVES WANT ANSWERS ABOUT JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S TRIP TO INDIA, SPECIFICALLY, HOW A CONVICTED ATTEMPTED MURDER GOT INVITED TO A RECEPTION WITH THE PRIME MINISTER. THE CONSERVATIVES SAY THE PRIME MINISTER’S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR TOLD SOME JOURNALISTS, “ROGUE ELEMENTS IN INDIA MAY HAVE ORCHESTRATED IT.” THEY SAY POLITICIANS, NOT JUST JOURNALISTS, SHOULD BE ABLE TO ASK QUESTIONS, TOO. THE GOVERNMENT SAYS, NOT IN PUBLIC, ONLY IN THE CLOSED-DOOR, SECRET MEETINGS OF THE SECURITY INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE.>>THAT’S THE PLACE WHERE THESE QUESTIONS SHOULD BE RAISED.>>Reporter: THE MARATHON OF VOTES WAS INTENDED TO PRESSURE THE GOVERNMENT TO CHANGE ITS MIND. IN THE END, IT WAS THE CONSERVATIVES THAT GAVE UP FIRST.>>I’M PREPARED TO SOON WITHDRAW MANY OF OUR REMAINING MOTIONS TO ALLOW STAFF AND MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT TO GET SOME REST.>>Reporter: THEY INSIST IT WAS STILL WORTH IT BECAUSE IT PUTS A SPOTLIGHT ON THE SECURITY QUESTIONS.>>WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO BRING THIS TO LIGHT AND REALISE TO WHAT EXTENT THE PRIME MINISTER IS WILLING TO COVER IT UP.>>Reporter: MEANING THERE WILL BE PLENTY TO DEBATE ONCE MPs HAVE HAD SOME SLEEP. CATHERINE CULLEN, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Rosemary: THE STONEWALLING WILL LIKELY CREATE A HEFTY OVERTIME BILL FOR YOU, THE TAXPAYERS. PARLIAMENTARY SERVICES LIKE THE CAFETERIA AND SECURITY STAFF, THEY MUST BE AVAILABLE WHEN THE HOUSE IS SITTING. THOSE COSTS ARE ACCOUNTED FOR, OFFICIALS SAY. WORTH MENTIONING, THOUGH, MPs WON’T EARN MORE FROM THEIR ALL-NIGHTER. THERE’S NO O.T. ON TOP OF THEIR $172,000-A-YEAR SALARIES.>>>GREEN PARTY LEADER ELIZABETH MAY WASN’T IN THE HOUSE TODAY. SHE WAS IN B.C., JOINING THOSE PROTESTING AGAINST THE EXPANSION OF THE TRANSMOUNTAIN PIPELINE. SHE EVEN GOT ARRESTED.>>I BELIEVE VERY STRONGLY THAT THE PERMITS ISSUED TO KINDER MORGAN DID NOT REPRESENT PROPER PROCESS. THEY DID NOT RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF INTERVENERS OR RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ON THIS TERRITORY.>>Rosemary: MAY, WHO WAS ARRESTED ALONGSIDE MP KENNEDY STEWART, RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL RELEASE. SHE WILL RETURN TO COURT ON A CIVIL COULDN’T TEMPT CHARGE IN JUNE. MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY SINCE DEMONSTRATIONS BEGAN IN BURNABY LAST WEEKEND.>>>A DAY AFTER HEALTH OFFICIALS SAID A TEENAGER’S DEATH IN LABRADOR WAS LIKELY DUE TO TUBERCULOSIS, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED TO ELIMINATING THE DISEASE IN INUIT COMMUNITIES BY 2030. THAT MAY BE A SURPRISE TO A LOT OF CANADIANS, WHO MAY NOT REALISE HOW SERIOUS A PROBLEM IT IS IN THE NORTH. INUIT PEOPLE ARE GETTING TUBERCULOSIS 300 TIMES THE RATE. EVAN DYER WITH THE PROBLEM AND PROPOSED SOLUTION.>>Reporter: TO MOST CANADIANS, TUBERCULOSIS SEEMS LIKE A DISEASE FROM THE PAST, BUT IN THE NORTH, IT SEEMS LIKE A VERY PRESENT DANGER. 100 CASES WERE DIAGNOSED LAST YEAR. THE INUIT HAVE LIVED WITH HIGH RATES OF T.B. SINCE THE ’40s. POVERTY, POOR HOUSING, AND ABOVE ALL, OVERCROWDING, HAVE KEPT THE BACTERIA INFECTION GOING AMONG OLD AND YOUNG ALIKE. KEVIN WAS 16 WHEN HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH T.B. AND WENT THROUGH NINE MONTHS OF TREATMENT. HE SAID THAT SOME PEOPLE WERE AFRAID TO BE AROUND HIM.>>WE HAVE TO ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER TO TALK ABOUT IT, TO UNDERSTAND HOW T.B. WORKS. HOW IT’S CONTRACTED AND THAT IT IS TREATABLE. IF YOU GET IT, IT’S OK.>>THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA IS SAYING THAT T.B. CONTROL IS NOT ENOUGH. IT’S JUST MANAGING THE ELEVATED RATE OF TUBERCULOSIS. AND IT’S NOT ENOUGH.>>Reporter: THE HAMLET OF QIKIQTARIJUAQ IS AMONG THE MOST AFFECTED. THERE ARE NEW DIAGNOSTICS TESTS AND ALSO NEW TREATMENTS AVAILABLE AND BOTH WORK MUCH FASTER THAN WHAT HAS EXISTED BEFORE. THAT MEANS A NEW OPPORTUNITY TO GET AHEAD OF THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASE AND STOP ITS SPREAD.>>IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE. WE — WE’RE IN A POSITION WHERE WE HAVE THE BEST TECHNICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS THAT HAVE EVER BEEN IN EXISTENCE.>>Reporter: DR. GONZALO ALVAREZ SAID MEDICINE ALONE WILL NOT BE ENOUGH TO DEFEAT A DISEASE THAT THRIVES IN CROWDED LIVING CONDITIONS.>>Reporter: WE NEED TO SEE INVESTMENT IN HOUSING, WHICH I THINK IS CRITICAL.>>Reporter: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL SPEND $640 MILLION OVER FOUR YEARS TO IMPRO IMPROVE INUIT REGIONS AND HOPES TO BE ABLE TO DECLARE IT DISEASE-FREE BY 2030. EVAN DYER, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Rosemary: THIS IS NOT A NEW PROBLEM, NOT AT ALL. BY THE 1950s, AN ESTIMATED 1/3 OF THE CANADIAN INUIT POPULATION WAS INFECTED WITH T.B. IF THE DISEASE HURT COMMUNITIES IN ONE WAY, SO DID THE GOVERNMENT RESPONSE.>>WE REALISE THAT HE MAY BE TAKEN AWAY FROM HIS HOME.>>Rosemary: INSTEAD OF TREATING PATIENTS LOCALLY, WHICH WAS THE PRACTICE IN ALASKA, FOR EXAMPLE, IN CANADA, PATIENTS WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM THEIR HOMES AND SENT SOUTH FOR MONTHS, EVEN YEARS. AT THE TIME, IT WAS PORTRAYED AS A HUMANITARIAN ACT.>>FOR THE ESKIMOS, AN APPREHENSION. FOR THE DOCTORS AND NURSES, THEY’RE CONCERNED WITH THEIR HEALTH AND THEIR EXAMINATIONS MAY MEAN AN EXILE IN ONE OF THE CROWDED CITIES.>>Reporter: THE C.D. HOWE TOURED THE NORTH DIAGNOSING AND SPIRITING PEOPLE AWAY FOR TREATMENTS.>>NO SHAME IN THIS NUMBER. IT’S A SAFEGUARD AGAINST CONFUSION IN THE RECORDS.>>Rosemary: RECORDS SHOW MORE THAN 5,000 INUIT WERE SENT SOUTH. FOR PERSPECTIVE, CANADA’S ARCTIC HAD A POPULATION OF ABOUT 30,000 THEN.>>AFTER 18 MONTHS, IT’S STILL NOT CURED, BUT THE LONELINESS IS OVER.>>Rosemary: CHILDREN IN PARTICULAR COULD RETURN ESTRANGED FROM THEIR COMMUNITY. MANY NEVER RETURNED. FAMILIES NEVER TOLD WHERE THEY WERE BURIED. FOREIGN-BORN CANADIANS ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED BY T.B. THEY REPRESENT 20% OF THE POPULATION, BUT 70% OF THE CASES OF T.B.>>>WILL BE IN OTTAWA WITH THE PRIME MINISTER TO HAVE A STATEMENT AND ACKNOWLEDGING THE WRONG THAT WAS DONE TO US MANY YEARS AGO.>>Rosemary: JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FORMAL APOLOGY TO THE CHILCOTIN FIRST NATION. MORE THAN 150 YEARS AGO, SIX CHIEFS FROM THAT NATION WERE ACCUSED OF MURDER, CONVICTED AND HANGED. THEY WERE TRYING TO PRESERVE THEIR TRADITIONAL TERRITORY DURING A WAR WITH EUROPEAN SETTLERS. IN A 2014 LANDMARK DECISION, THE SUPREME COURT FOUND THAT THE CHILCOTIN HAD ABORIGINAL TITLE TO SEGMENTS OF THEIR INDIGENOUS LANDS.>>>IT WAS A DEADLY DAY FOR A SMALL COMMUNITY IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE.>>Andrew: PARIS, WHICH HAS SEEN ITS SHARE OF BLOODY VIOLENCE, THEY’RE STANDING WITH THAT SMALL TOWN TONIGHT. HAVE A LOOK. THIS IS THE EIFFEL TOWER FALLING DARK EARLIER THIS EVENING TO HONOUR THOSE KILLED IN TODAY’S TERROR ATTACK, AS WELL AS A WOUNDED POLICE OFFICER, WHO RISKED HIS OWN LIFE TO SAVE HOSTAGES. AS FOR THE ATTACK ITSELF, IT SEEMS TO HAVE FOLLOWED AN ALL-TOO-FAMILIAR PATTERN. THOMAS DAIGLE PIECES TOGETHER WHAT HAPPENED.>>Reporter: THE UNNERVING URGENCY FELT IN FRANCE MANY TIMES BEFORE, WITH FIRST RESPONDERS RUSHING TO A SUBURBAN SUPERMARKET, A GUNMAN HOLED UP INSIDE WITH HOSTAGES AND A TRAIL OF VIOLENCE ALREADY LEFT BEHIND. THE RAMPAGE STARTED WITH A CARJACKING AND SHOTS FIRED AT POLICE IN CARCASSONNE. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN TO SMALL TOWN TREBES WHERE THE VIOLENCE CONTINUED. POLICE DIDN’T RISK STORMING IN. WITNESSES SAY THAT THE SUSPECT SHOUTED “ALLAH AKBAR,” AND PLEDGED ALLEGIANCE TO ISIS. [SPEAKING FRENCH] THE THE ATTACKER WAS IDENTIFIED AS 26-YEAR-OLD KNOWN TO POLICE AS A SMALL TIME DRUG DEALER. TODAY HE REPORTEDLY DEMANDED THE RELEASE OF SALAH ABDELSLAM, PRIME SUSPECT OF THE PARIS ATTACKED THAT KILLED 130 PEOPLE IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS, INCLUDING A CROWDED ROCK CONCERT.>>IT FOLLOWS THE ROUTINE THAT WE’VE SEEN OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, THAT THESE THINGS WILL POP UP OUT OF NOWHERE AND PEOPLE WILL BE LOOKING TO TAKE LIVES AND MAKE A POLITICAL STATEMENT.>>Reporter: WITH EYES IN THE SKY, ONE POLICE OFFICER BOLDLY GOT INSIDE WHEN HE VOLUNTEERED TO TRADE PLACES WITH THE HOSTAGE. HE HAD THE PRESENCE OF MIND TO KEEP HIS CELL PHONE CONNECTED. POLICE HEARD GUNSHOTS AND RAN IN, KILLING THE SUSPECT. AT THE END OF THIS BLOODY DAY, THREE OTHERS WERE DEAD. THAT DARING OFFICER RUSHED TO HOSPITAL IN CRITICAL CONDITION. THE FRENCH PRESIDENT HONOURED HIM FOR HIS ROLE IN ENDING THE SIEGE.>>Interpretor: HE SAVED LIVES AND MADE HIS COUNTRY PROUD.>>Reporter: POLICE ARE SCOURING THE SUSPECT’S APARTMENT TO TRY TO DETERMINE HIS MOTIVATION AND IF THERE IS FURTHER THREAT. THOMAS DAIGLE, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Andrew: THE ATTACKS ON PARIS IN 2015 SHOOK FRANCE TO THE CORE. 130 DEAD, 600 WOUNDED. IT WASN’T UNTIL TWO YEARS LATER, THE STATE OF EMERGENCY WAS LIFTED. THE THREAT OF ATTACK REMAINS HIGH, AS WE SAW TODAY. 7,000 SOLDIERS ARE DEPLOYED ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND THE GOVERNMENT SAID THAT ITS VIGILANCE IS PAYING OFF WITH MORE THAN A DOZEN POTENTIAL ATTACKS STOPPED LAST YEAR.>>>LET’S TURN OUR ATTENTION DOWN SOUTH NOW, WHERE YOU MIGHT SAY THE CONFIDENCE OF THE U.S. ECONOMY IS TEETERING. ON PAPER, NEAR-FULL EMPLOYMENT, STRONG GROWTH, BUT THE MARKETS TELL A DIFFERENCE STORY. S&P 500 SANK 2% TODAY, 6% OVER THE LAST WEEK. THESE ARE THE WORST SEVEN DAYS U.S. MARKETS HAVE SEEN IN MORE THAN TWO YEARS. AND WHY THE SUDDEN JITTERS? MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH THIS MAN. IN RECENT DAYS, THE U.S. PRESIDENT HAS SLAPPED TARIFFS ON CHINA, LAUNCHING WHAT SOME FEAR COULD BE A TRADE WAR. TRUMP APPOINTED A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR, RENOWNED AMERICA-FIRST FOREIGN POLICY HAWK JOHN BOLTON. BOLTON IS DESCRIBED AS A WAR-MONGER, EVEN A BULLY, DEPENDING ON WHO YOU ASK. THE MOVE IS MAKING PEOPLE NERVOUS. KEITH BOAG TAKES A CLOSER LOOK.>>NEARLY FIVE MONTHS AGO, I NOMINATED JOHN BOLTON TO BE AMERICA’S AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS.>>Reporter: 2005, GEORGE W. BUSH HAD TO APPOINT BOLTON TO THE UNITED NATIONS WHEN THE SENATE WAS IN RECESS BECAUSE BOLTON’S VIEWS ARE SO HAWKISH, THE SENATE WOULDN’T HAVE CONFIRMED HIM. HE WAS AN ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORTER OF THE IRAQ WAR, AND WARNED CONSTANTLY OF THE NUCLEAR THREAT POSED BY IRAN AND NORTH KOREA. IN AN EDITORIAL LAST MONTH, HE CALLED FOR A MILITARY STRIKE AGAINST NORTH KOREA. AND HE’S REPEATEDLY RECOMMENDED THE SAME FOR IRAN.>>I’VE NEVER BEEN SHY ABOUT WHAT MY VIEWS ARE.>>Reporter: INDEED. THAT’S WHY IT WAS TWEETED — >>Reporter: NOW BOLTON IS TRYING TO PUT SOME DISTANCE BETWEEN HIS FORMER SELF AND FUTURE SELF.>>WHAT I SAID, I PUT BEHIND ME, AND THE IMPORTANT THING IS WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID AND WHAT ADVICE I GAVE HIM.>>HE HAS A HISTORY OF BEING A WAR-MONGER. HE’S TRIGGER-HAPPY.>>Reporter: DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE THINK THAT BOLTON IS THE WRONG PERSON TO HAVE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EAR ON NATIONAL SECURITY.>>I THINK HE WILL EXACERBATE THE WORST TENDENCIES OF A PRESIDENT THAT LIKES TO UNDERCUT DIPLOMACY, RATHER THAN EMBRACE IT.>>Reporter: NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR DOES NOT REQUIRE SENATE CONFIRMATION, SO BOLTON’S APPOINTMENT IS SECURE. HE WILL FIGURE IN THE COMING NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN TRUMP AND KIM JONG-UN, IF THAT MEETING GOES AHEAD. WHAT WAS THOUGHT TO BE THE STABILIZING FORCES IN THE WHITE HOUSE, SECRETARY OF STATE REX TILLERSON, ECONOMIC ADVISOR GARY COHN, AND H.R. MCMASTER, WILL SOON BE GONE. THE PERSONALITY OF THE ADMINISTRATION IS CHANGING TO BETTER REFLECT THE PERSONALITY OF THE PRESIDENT. KEITH BOAG, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Andrew: THE PRESIDENT SIGNED A $1.3 TRILLION SPENDING BILL, BUT HE DIDN’T SEEM ALL THAT THRILLED ABOUT IT.>>President Donald Trump: THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT I’M UNHAPPY ABOUT IN THIS BILL. BUT I SAY TO CONGRESS, I WILL NEVER SIGN ANOTHER BILL LIKE THIS AGAIN. I WILL NOT DO IT AGAIN.>>Andrew: THE BILL SEEMED TO IGNORE MANY OF TRUMP’S PRIORITIES. $1.3 TRILLION SOUNDS LIKE A LOT, BUT THERE IS COMPARATIVELY LITTLE FUNDING FOR HIS BORDER WALL, BUT IT DID INCLUDE A BIG BOOST TO MILITARY SPENDING.>>President Donald Trump: 34 NAVY SHIPS, F35 AIRCRAFT, THAT’S THE MOST SOPHISTICATED AIRCRAFT IN THE WORLD, JETFIGHTERS. TOTAL STEALTH. TANKER AIRCRAFT. THE TANKER AIRCRAFT IS VERY IMPORTANT BASED ON EVERYTHING.>>Andrew: EARLIER ON TWITTER, TRUMP HAD THREATENED TO VETO THE BILL, WHICH WOULD HAVE LED TO A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN.>>Rosemary: AHEAD TONIGHT ON “THE NATIONAL,” THOUSANDS GATHER AT A VIGIL IN WASHINGTON TONIGHT. TOMORROW MILLIONS ARE EXPECTED AT THE MARCH FOR OUR LIVES. WE’LL HEAR FROM CANADIANS WHO ARE HEADING SOUTH TO FIGHT FOR GUN REFORM.>>Andrew: AND LATER, KAETLYN OSMOND’S HISTORIC WIN AT THE CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS. WE’LL HEAR FROM HER FAMILY.>>Rosemary: AND WE’LL CHECK IN WITH IAN. HE WILL JOIN US FROM VANCOUVER AND HE WILL JOIN US FROM INSIDE THE ROGERS ARENA.>>Ian: THEY’RE PREPARING FOR THE JUNO AWARDS. WE’LL DIG INTO SOME OF THE CHALLENGES IN THE INDUSTRY IN THE WAKE OF #METOO. AND I WILL INTRODUCE TO YOU A FUNNY GUY NOMINATED IN A NEW CATEGORY.>>WHAT DOES IT DO? COOKS FOOD FAST. DOES IT DO IT PROPERLY? NO.>>Andrew: TONIGHT ON “THE NATIONAL,” JUST A FEW HOURS AGO, CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA’S LONDON HEADQUARTERS WERE RAIDED. BRITAIN’S INFORMATION REGULATOR OBTAINED A WARRANT. THEY’RE LOOKING INTO WHETHER THE DATA FIRM BROKE ANY LAWS IN THE WAY IT USED FACEBOOK DATA OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES. THE COMPANY SAID, THEY DID NOTHING WRONG.>>>ALSO TONIGHT, THE U.S. PRESIDENT HAS MOVED TO BAN TRANSGENDER INDIVIDUALS FROM SERVING IN THE U.S. MILITARY EXCEPT IN LIMITED CASES. THE ARMED FORCES WILL HAVE SOME LATITUDE AND THE PENTAGON MAY ALLOW SOME TO SERVE. LAST SUMMER, PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED THAT HE WANTED TO BAN ALL TRANSGENDER SERVICEMEMBERS, LEADING TO REVIEW BY THE PENTAGON.>>Rosemary: AN ANGRY CALL TO ACTION IS TAKING PLACE ACROSS THE U.S., AS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS MOBILIZE TO MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD LIKE NEVER BEFORE. TOMORROW’S MARCH IN WASHINGTON COULD DRAW A MILLION PROTESTERS DEMANDING SAFER SCHOOLS THROUGH TOUGHER GUN LAWS.>>IT’S JUST SO EXCITING TO ME THAT MY GENERATION, THAT THE PEOPLE I’M FRIENDS WITH, ARE ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING AND NOT JUST REMAINING PASSIVE.>>Rosemary: ACROSS THE COUNTRY, YOUNG PEOPLE ARE FOLLOWING THE EXAMPLE OF PARKLAND SHOOTING SURVIVORS, BANDING TOGETHER TO MAKE THEIR ANGER COUNT.>>JUST SEEING ALL THE RECENT HEADLINES OF VIOLENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS, I’M FED UP. AND I’M REALLY, REALLY INSPIRED.>>Rosemary: MOST OF THEM CANNOT EVEN VOTE OR LEGALLY DRINK, BUT IT’S INTOXICATING FOR SOME TO ANTICIPATE THE POWER THEY WILL SOON HAVE.>>WE’RE THE NEXT GENERATION THAT WILL GET TO VOTE. SO WE’LL BE ABLE TO VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE IF THEY DON’T DO ANYTHING TO PROTECT US.>>Rosemary: TONIGHT AT A WASHINGTON PRAYER VIGIL IN ADVANCE OF TOMORROW’S MARCH, PEOPLE PAID TRIBUTE TO SHOOTING VICTIMS, THEIR LOST LIVES NOW GALVANIZING A GENERATION.>>THE STUDENTS ARE ORGANISING AND PROTESTING AND DEMANDING ACTION BE TAKEN NOW TO END THIS BLOODSHED.>>Rosemary: THAT ENTHUSIASM HAS ROLLED ACROSS THE CANADIAN BORDER AND INSPIRED SOME U.S. CITIZENS LIVING HERE. RON CHARLES CAUGHT UP WITH THEM.>>Reporter: THEY’RE GETTING READY FOR A LONG, OVERNIGHT BUS TRIP TO ADD THEIR VOICES TO THE GUN CONTROL RALLY IN WASHINGTON. MOST ARE PEOPLE WITH U.S. CITIZENSHIP LIVING IN CANADA, PEOPLE LIKE CONNOR ALLISON.>>STUDENTS HAVE TO FOCUS ON ACADEMICS, STUDYING, NOT DODGING BULLET. WE’VE SEEN DECADES OF MASS SHOOTINGS. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.>>Reporter: ALEX NELSON IS A DUAL CITIZEN.>>THEY SHOULD SHOW THEIR SUPPORT BY WRITING THEIR CONGRESSMEN TO GET LEGISLATION PASSED THAT RESTRICTS ACCESS TO GUNS. SO THESE THINGS DON’T HAPPEN AS OFTEN.>>I WAS BORN IN THE STATES, BUT I GREW UP IN CANADA. AND I FIND THE GUN LAWS APPALLING IN THE U.S. AND I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND THE GUN CULTURE AT ALL.>>Reporter: THE BUS WAS CHARTERED BY THE GROUP DEMOCRATS ABROAD, AN ARM OF THE U.S. DEMOCRATIC PARTY. THE GROUP’S TORONTO CHAIR SAID THERE WAS STRONG DEMAND IN CANADA TO ATTEND THE WASHINGTON RALLY.>>VERY MOVING AND NOTHING LIKE ANYBODY HAS SEEN SINCE THE ’60s. CHILDREN HAVEN’T STEPPED UP BEFORE IN SUCH A WAY WHERE POLITICIANS WILL LISTEN.>>Reporter: THIS MOTHER AND DAUGHTER ARE DUAL CANADA-U.S. CITIZENS AND MEMBERS OF DEMOCRATS ABROAD. ANNIE PARRY WILL BE JOINING THE WASHINGTON MARCH.>>AS A CANADIAN AND AMERICAN CITIZEN, I CAN VOTE IN THE STATES.>>Reporter: HER DAUGHTER, SHANNON PARRY, PLANS TO ATTEND A SUPPORT RALLY IN TORONTO, ONE OF 16 ORGANISED IN CITIES ACROSS CANADA.>>IT’S SOMETHING THAT I’M REALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT. I HAVE FRIENDS WHO HAVE LOST FRIENDS TO GUN VIOLENCE.>>Reporter: THE SUN SETS AND THE BUS GETS UNDER WAY, PEOPLE FULL OF ANTICIPATION ABOUT WHAT THEY MAY BE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH IN WASHINGTON TOMORROW. RON CHARLES, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT ELSE WE’RE WORKING ON TONIGHT. WHEN MARIJUANA IS LEGALIZED, WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE’S DRUG CONVICTIONS? WE’LL TAKE YOU TO CALIFORNIA WHERE THEY’RE DEALING WITH THAT ISSUE.>>Rosemary: AS THE JUNOS LOOK TO CELEBRATE THOSE IN MUSIC, A LOOK AT WOMEN IN THE INDUSTRY.>>IN MY ENTIRE CAREER, I HAVE ONLY WORKED WITH ONE FEMALE PRODUCER. I THINK THAT’S A SHAME.>>CAN I SWEAR? A BITCH, BROAD IN TOTAL CONTROL OF HERSELF. (*)>>Ian: THAT’S RUTH B DEBUTING A BRAND-NEW SONG. AN EVENT PUT ON BY OUR COLLEAGUES, Q. RUTH B, MICHAEL BUBLE AND LOTS OF OTHER CANADIAN STARS WILL BE HERE ON SUNDAY NIGHT FOR THE JUNOS. THIS IS ROGERS ARENA, NORMALLY THE HOME OF THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS, BUT AS YOU CAN SEE, THEY’RE GETTING READY FOR THE AWARDS CEREMONY AND WHAT WILL BE A FANTASTIC CONCERT LIVE ON CBC TELEVISION.>>THE JUNOS, A CELEBRATION OF CANADIAN MUSIC, BUT TONIGHT, FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1984, A JUNO WILL BE PRESENTED FOR BEST COMEDY ALBUM. ONE OF THE NOMINEES, IVAN DECKER. I SPOKE TO HIM WHERE HE MADE HIS DEBUT ALMOST 15 YEARS AGO.>>I KNOW YOUR HAIR IS VERY IMPORTANT TO YOU.>>Ian: OBSERVATIONS OF ORDINARY LIFE WITH COMIC TIMING.>>ARE YOU CRYING BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T LIKE YOUR HAIRCUT? SHE’S LIKE, SHUT UP! YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. I SAID, YOU ARE CORRECT. [LAUGHTER] I USED TO THINK OATMEAL WAS THE SADDEST FOOD.>>Ian: SINCE BEING ON TOP OF YOUR GAME IN CANADIAN COMEDY — WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE KNOW?>>I’M A COMEDIAN, EVEN THOUGH I DRESS LIKE I MANAGE A BANK. I TELL JOKES. I LOVE JOKES SO MUCH. IF YOU COME AND WATCH ME, THAT’S WHAT YOU WILL GET. I WILL NOT PICK ON PEOPLE IN THE CROWD. I WILL NOT TRY TO CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT ANY ISSUES EXCEPT MAYBE LIKE APPLIANCE-RELATED. IF YOU INVENTED A MICROWAVE TODAY, YOU WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO SELL THAT TO ANYBODY. I INVENTED THIS THING. IT COOKS FOOD REALLY FAST. DOES IT DO IT PROPERLY? NO. I COULD CONVINCE YOU THAT MICROWAVES ARE DUMB, BUT THAT’S AS POLITICAL AS I GET. I JUST WANT TO MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH. THAT’S MY MAIN GOAL. I’VE HEARD LEGENDS OF A $1 BILL AT ONE POINT. [LAUGHTER] MUST HAVE BEEN THE SALAD DAYS OF CANADIAN CURRENCY.>>Ian: YOU GENERALLY DON’T SWEAR ON STAGE. YOU DON’T PICK ON YOUR AUDIENCE. YOU ARE DRESSED IN A SHIRT AND TIE. AND YOU ARE THE YOUNGEST LOOKING 32-YEAR-OLD I’VE SEEN RECENTLY. IS THIS A SCHTICK OR IS THIS YOU?>>I’VE ALWAYS KIND OF ENJOYED THE OLD STYLE OF SHOW BUSINESS, WHERE PEOPLE DRESSED UP AND WORE SUITS. I LOVE WATCHING OLD JOHNNY CARSON AND STUFF LIKE THAT.>>Ian: AND SPEAKING OF CARSON, FOUR MONTHS AGO, DECKER MADE IT TO U.S. LATE NIGHT TV ON CONAN O’BRIEN’S SHOW.>>THAT’S WHY I THINK PEOPLE THAT ARE GOOD AT RUNNING ARE COCKY ABOUT IT. THEY TRY TO BRING IT UP ALL THE TIME. WHAT DO YOU DO? I’M A RUNNER. IS THAT YOUR JOB? NO. I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I DO IT A LOT.>>Ian: TIMES HAVE CHANGED SINCE THE DAYS OF CARSON WHEN ONE LATE NIGHT APPEARANCE WAS A CAREER BREAKTHROUGH. AND THAT’S WHERE THE ALBUM COMES IN. YOU MAY REMEMBER THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMEDY ALBUMS, STEVE MARTIN, RICHARD PRYER, AND BOB NEWHART, WHOSE RECORD TOPPED THE CHART IN 1960. NOWADAYS, ALBUMS DON’T GENERATE THOSE KIND OF SALES. DECKER SAID IT’S A PATH TO GETTING HIS MATERIAL ON SIRIUS AND XM SATELLITE RADIO.>>TO ME, IT’S A NEAT THING TO HAVE IT ON XM RADIO AND HAVE IT PLAYED THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA AND THE WORLD IF PEOPLE TUNE IN IT’S SO FUN TO ME TO GET AN INSTA-GRAM VIDEO OF SOMEBODY FROM ARIZONA, THEIR KID DOING MY DINOSAUR JOKE. “HE’S A BIG FAN OF YOURS.” IT’S SO COOL. I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD REACH THAT AUDIENCE.>>Ian: DECKER IS NOT THE ONLY NOMINEE. THERE ARE FOUR OTHERS VYING FOR BEST COMEDY ALBUM. AS YOU LOOK AT THAT GROUP OF NOMINEES, DOES ANYTHING COME TO MIND TO YOU?>>I THINK THE NOMINEES ARE A GREAT CROSS SECTION AND EXAMPLE OF HOW GOOD THE COMEDY IN THIS COUNTRY IS. THEY’RE ALL FANTASTIC. IF PEOPLE WERE TO LISTEN TO ALL FIVE, YOU WILL GET A GOOD IDEA OF JUST HOW GREAT CANADIAN COMEDIANS ARE. PUT IT UP AGAINST ANY OF YOUR FAVOURITES AND YOU WILL SEE THAT THERE’S SO MUCH TALENT HERE. AND IT REALLY IS AN HONOUR TO BE IN THAT GROUP.>>Ian: SO THAT’S IVAN DECKER’S HOME WORK ASSIGNMENT FOR YOU — DOWNLOAD ALL FIVE OF THOSE ALBUMS. THIS CATEGORY, BY THE WAY, AWARDED FOUR TIMES IN JUNO HISTORY BETWEEN 1979 AND 1984. THE WINNERS — ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE, RICH LITTLE, AND BOB AND DOUG MCKENZIE, TWICE. THE JUNOS COME IN THE WAKE OF THE METOO AND TIMESUP MOVEMENTS. A YEAR AGO, 15% OF THE JUNO NOMINEES WERE WOMEN. THIS YEAR, THERE’S DOUBLE THAT. STILL, THERE’S A PUSH TO GET WOMEN INVOLVED IN MORE ASPECTS OF MUSIC. ELI GLASNER HAS THE STORY. (*)>>Reporter: WITH TWO JUNO NOMINATIONS, LIGHTS IS A RISING STAR IN THE MUSIC SCENE. SHE TWEETED — >>ONE OF MY BIGGEST ISSUES IS THE LACK OF WOMEN WORKING IN MUSIC. I’VE ONLY WORKED WITH ONE FEMALE PRODUCER. IT’S A SHAME.>>Reporter: LIGHTS WANTS TO SEE WOMEN BEHIND SOUND BOARD, RUNNING VENUES. WRITING SONGS. ALL FACETS OF THE INDUSTRY. IT’S A PUSH FOR EQUALITY THAT’S ALSO PERSONAL.>>NOW THAT I HAVE A DAUGHTER. AND I NOTICE WHAT IS MARKETED TO YOUNG WOMEN. WE NEED TO RE-EVALUATE WHAT WE MARKET TO OUR KIDS. CREATE INTEREST. CREATE AN UNDERSTANDING OF MUSIC AND MUSIC CREATION AND THE TECH SIDE OF MUSIC AND A PASSION FOR IT. AND MAKE THEM REALISE THAT THAT IS A CAREER PATH. IF THEY DON’T SEE IT, THEY DON’T KNOW THEY CAN BE IT. (*)>>Reporter: ALYSSA RAWES IS A PIONEER SOUND TECHNICIAN, WHO ENSURES THAT BANDS SOUND PERFECT, BUT A DECADE AGO SHE GRADUATED INTO WHAT SHE SAID WAS A TOXIC ENVIRONMENT.>>IT WAS A REALLY HARD LESSON FOR THE FIRST TOMB OF YEARS. I ALMOST QUIT. THERE IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT.>>I LIED FOR A WHILE AND SAID I WAS DIFFERENT THAN I WAS. AND I CHOPPED OFF MY HAIR AND LEARNED HOW TO BE MACHO AND BUTCH AND THAT REALLY HELPED TO DISTANCE THAT SEXUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE.>>Reporter: THESE DAYS, SHE’S MORE COMFORTABLE, TEACHING STUDENTS OR SPENDING NIGHTS BEHIND THE SOUND BOARD, WHERE SHE STILL SURPRISES TECHNICIANS FROM OTHER BANDS.>>THEY COME IN AND A LOT OF TIMES, THEY’VE NEVER MET A FEMALE SOUND TECH. I’M THE FIRST ONE THEY’VE EVER MET. SO THE ASSUMPTION IS, I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M DOING, BECAUSE THEY’VE NEVER WORKED WITH A FEMALE SOUND TECH BEFORE.>>IN STUDIOS AND CLASSROOMS, A NEW WAVE OF WOMEN ARE WORKING TO CHANGE THAT.>>YOU’RE ON INDEPENDENT RIGHT NOW, SO YOU CAN JUST GO LIKE THIS.>>Reporter: AT THIS PRIVATE MEDIA COLLEGE, THE WOMEN IN THE AUDIO PRODUCTION PROGRAMME HAS NEARLY TRIPLED SINCE 1999. THEY MAY BE ENTERING A MALE-DOMINATED WORKPLACE, BUT THEY ARE NOT INTIMIDATED.>>YOU JUST HAVE TO WORK A LITTLE HARDER TO PROVE YOURSELF AND THAT’S OK.>>AND IT’S WHAT — BE A BITCH — A BROAD IN TOTAL CONTROL OF HERSELF. (*)>>Reporter: IT TOOK YEARS FOR JUNEAU NOMINEE ISKWE TO TAKE FULL CONTROL OF HER CAREER. SHE MADE A DECISION TO CHANNEL HER EXPERIENCES AS AN INDIGENOUS WOMAN INTO HER ART, SOMETIMES AT A COST.>>I’VE NOTICED OPPORTUNITIES PASSED BECAUSE OF THE THINGS I’VE SAID.>>Reporter: WOMEN ONLY MAKE UP 30% OF THE CATEGORIES AT THE JUNOS, BUT SHE’S ENCOURAGED.>>I’M NOT NAIVE TO THINK THAT IT WILL BE AN OVERNIGHT THINK. I’M NOT NAIVE TO THINK THAT WE’RE AT A STATE WHERE WE CAN TAKE OUR HATS OFF AND CALL THE JOB DONE. I THINK A LOT OF WORK NEEDS TO HAPPEN.>>Reporter: A LOT OF THE WORK FALLS ON THIS MAN. ALLAN REID IS THE HEAD OF CANADIAN ARTS AND SCIENCES.>>YOU CAN’T TAKE AWAY THE SUCCESS OF WEEKND OR SHAWN MENDES, THEY’VE HAD MASSIVE RECORDS, AND THERE WAS A TIME WHEN CELINE AND SHANIA AND SARAH WERE DOMINATING THE CHARTS. THERE’S SOME AMAZING GREAT FEE MILES THAT ARE OUT MAKING — LOOK AT ALESSIA CARA. WHAT SHE’S DONE IN TWO YEARS. WINNING BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST AT THE JUNOS AND THIS YEAR WINNING AT THE GRAMMYS. IT TAKES TIME, BUT IT’S ALL ABOUT JUST, YOU KNOW, DEVELOPMENT.>>Reporter: REID SAID THE HOPE IS THAT WITH MORE WOMEN BEING WELCOMED IN, FUTURE JUNOS COULD HAVE MORE OF A MIX. ELI GLASNER, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Ian: IF YOU DON’T HAVE A TICKET TO THE SHOW HERE AT TICKET TO THE SCORE HERE AT ROGERS CENTRE, CBC TELEVISION WILL SHOW THE JUNOS LIVE SUNDAY NIGHT AT 8:00 EASTERN, 5:00 PACIFIC. HERE’S A FEW THINGS TO WATCH FOR.>>IT WILL BE REALLY FUN TO GET UP ON STAGE AND DO 4 1/2 MINUTES OF OLDER SONGS. (*)>>Ian: THE BARENAKED LADIES ARE BEING INDUCTED INTO THE MUSIC HALL OF FAME. THEY WILL REUNITE FOR ONE PERFORMANCE. THEY HAVEN’T PLAYED TOGETHER SINCE STEVEN PAGE LEFT THE GROUP ALMOST A DECADE AGO. (*) GORD DOWNIE IS POSTHUMOUSLY NOMINATED FOR THREE AWARDS. HE DIED OF BRAIN CANCER LAST OCTOBER AND WILL BE HONOURED WITH A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE. THE FEW PEOPLE YOU MAY SEE A LOT OF, R.K. FIRE, AND DANIEL CAESAR. THEY’RE TIED FOR THE MOST NOMINATIONS. AND KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR JESSIE REYES. IT’S HER FIRST TIME BEING DOMINATED FOR JUNO AND IS UP FOR FOUR, INCLUDING BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR. (*) ANOTHER ARTIST TO WATCH FOR, RUTH B, SINGER/SONGWRITER FROM EDMONTON WHOSE CAREER WAS LAUNCHED ON VINE. (*)>>Ian: SHE POSTED SNIPITS OF THIS SONG LONG BEFORE IT BECAME A RADIO HIT. AFTER THE JUNOS, WE’LL HAVE HER REMARKABLE STORY RIGHT HERE ON “THE NATIONAL.” HERE’S A PREVIEW. IS THERE EITHER ON STAGE OR IN A STUDIO OR I DON’T KNOW WHERE A PINCH-ME OF MOMENT IN THE LAST YEAR?>>MANY I WOULD SAY. EVERY NIGHT THAT I WOULD GO UP AND THE KIDS WERE SINGING MY SONGS WITH ME, I NEVER GET USED TO IT. IT’S SO CRAZY, BECAUSE I WROTE MOST OF THOSE IN MY ROOM WITH THE IDEA THAT NO ONE WOULD EVER HEAR THEM. TO HAVE PEOPLE SING THEM WITH ME WAS SURREAL.>>Ian: THAT STORY IS COMING UP SUNDAY ON “THE NATIONAL” AFTER THE JUNO’S TELECAST. TIME FOR A SHORT BREAK. AFTER THAT, BACK TO ANDREW AND ROSIE.>>Seizures, uncontrollable twitching…>>Did you ever think it was weird how fast you left here? [siren blasts]>>Didn’t think a Hanley would ever set foot in this town again.>>Dad, what happened here? There’s something you’re not telling me.>>Announcer: Burden of Truth, new episodes Wednesdays at 8:00 on CBC.>>Andrew: CANADA’S ONE STEP CLOSER TO LEGALIZING MARIJUANA AFTER THE SENATE GAVE ITS THUMB’S UP YESTERDAY. THERE ARE STILL A NUMBER OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THE NEW LAW WILL WORK. AMONG THEM — WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN PUNISHED FOR BREAKING THE LAW IN THE PAST? MORE THAN 23,000 CANADIANS WERE CHARGED WITH CANNABIS-RELATED CRIMES IN 2016 ALONE. OF THAT, MORE THAN 3/4 WERE FOR POSSESSION. SOMETHING THAT WILL SOON BE ALLOWED. THERE’S AN ARGUMENT FOR GRANTING THOSE PEOPLE AMNESTY. EVEN ONE CONVICTION CAN AFFECT THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHETHER YOU GET THAT JOB OR THAT BANK LOAN, FOR EXAMPLE. NOW THIS IS A PROBLEM CALIFORNIA HAS ALREADY HAD TO TACKLE, SINCE IT LEGALIZED POT IN JANUARY. WE HAD KIM BRUNHUBER LOOK AT THE SOLUTION.>>CASE NUMBER AND THEN THE FELONY.>>Reporter: PICTURE A DRUG DEALER. YOU ARE PROBABLY NOT IMAGINING SOMEONE LIKE THIS 26-YEAR-OLD MOTHER OF THREE. HER RAP SHEET IS A NOVELLA OF WRONGDOING.>>YOU GET PAID. FUN LIFE. AND THAT LED ME TO PRISON.>>IT LET ME TO PRISON. IN THIS TENT, AN EXPUNGEMENT FAIR. CALIFORNIA’S NEW POT LAWS PROVIDE A PATHWAY FOR PEOPLE TO OVERTURN MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS. ACCORDING TO ONE ESTIMATE, 500,000 CALIFORNIANS MAY BE ELIGIBLE. HUNDREDS ARE HERE NOW GETTING FREE ADVICE ABOUT HOW TO GO ABOUT IT. LOOK AT THE CROWD. MOST ARE LATINOS AND AFRICAN-AMERICANS, NOT BECAUSE THEY COMMIT MORE OFFENCES THAN WHITE PEOPLE, BUT THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE ARRESTED FOR THEM.>>WHAT LEGISLATION HAS BEGUN TO DO IS SCALE BACK THE HISTORY OF THE WAR ON DRUGS AND THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS IT’S HAD ON COMMUNITIES.>>THIS IS SOMETHING I’VE BEEN MEANING TO DO FOR A LONG TIME NOW.>>Reporter: 40-YEAR-OLD DONALD BAILEY, GOOD FAMILY, GREAT JOB, BAD PAST.>>I WAS HYPNOTIZED BY THE STREET LIFE.>>Reporter: HIS YEARS OF SELLING WEED SHOULD NOT COUNT AGAINST HIM NOW, HE SAYS. EVEN CALIFORNIA’S DRUG-SNIFFING DOGS ARE NOT BEING ALLOWED TO SNIFF OUT THE DOGS HE WAS CONVICTED OF SELLING.>>MY MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN CONVICTED HAD THE LAWS BEEN NOW WHAT THEY WERE NOW. THEY SHOULD FALL OFF ON THEIR OWN.>>Reporter: THAT WILL SOON HAPPEN IN SAN FRANCISCO. THOUSANDS OF LOW-LEVEL MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS WILL DISAPPEAR. BUT IN MOST PLACES, YOU STILL HAVE TO PETITION THE COURTS, WHICH IS NOT EASY IF YOU DON’T HAVE MONEY FOR A LAWYER. EVEN THOUGH BAILEY WORKS AT A LAW FIRM, HE’S NOT KEEN FOR HIS BOSSES TO FIND OUT ABOUT HIS PAST, SO HE’S GOING IT ALONE.>>WILL BE ABLE TO SLEEP SOUNDLY AT NIGHT KNOWING THE INDISCRETIONS, THERE WILL BE NO REMNANTS OF THEM.>>THIS POSSESSION CHARGE SHOULD –>>IT’S LOOKING GOOD FOR QUINTANILLA. SHE WILL FIND OUT IN A FEW WEEKS. GETTING OUT OF JAIL IS GREAT, BUT ONLY RIPPING UP THE PAGES FROM HER PAST WILL MAKE HER FEEL GREAT.>>OK. THANK YOU.>>Reporter: KIM BRUNHUBER, CBC NEWS, CALIFORNIA.>>Andrew: WE ASKED THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY, RALPH GOODALE, IF CANADA WOULD EVENTUALLY FOLLOW IN CALIFORNIA’S FOOTSTEPS. HE SAID THE EXISTING LAW REMAINED IN PLACE FOR NOW, BUT IN A STATEMENT ADDED — >>Rosemary: CBC NEWS HAS LEARNED THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS LOOKING AT RELAXING THE RULES AROUND AERIAL DRONES. THEY’RE POPULAR WITH EVERYONE FROM HOBBYISTS TO FIRST RESPONDERS. WITH SO MANY RESTRICTIONS ON WHERE AND HOW THEY CAN BE USED, IT’S A WONDER THEY EVER GET OFF THE GROUND. THE CBC’S ASHLEY BURKE NOW ON WHAT COULD BE COMING >>CLEAR. CLEAR.>>Reporter: THESE PARAMEDICS SEE A DAY WHEN THEY WILL HAVE HAVE DRONES SAVE LIVES.>>WE DON’T ALWAYS HAVE GREAT ACCESS TO THE SCENE. WE CAN DROP FIRST AID, LIFE JACKETS, EQUIPMENT, A ROPE TO SOMEONE OUT ON THE ICE.>>Reporter: CANADIAN LAW REQUIRES OPERATORS TO BE ABLE TO SEE THE DRONE THEY’RE FLYING.>>THE CURRENT REGULATIONS ARE REALLY AKIN TO FLYING A KITE. IF YOU HAVE THE STRING IN ONE HAND AND THE KITE IS ON THE OTHER END, YOU CAN SEE IT AT ALL TIMES.>>A PILOT PROJECT WITH TRANSPORT CANADA IS ALLOWING PARAMEDICS IN RENFREW, ONTARIO, TO TEST FLYING DRONES UP TO 4 KILOMETRES AWAY. NEXT MONTH, THE RCMP AND ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE WILL TAKE PART IN THE TRIALS. THEY WILL BE PUTTING THEIR EQUIPMENT TO THE TEST AROUND BUILDINGS AND OBJECTS AND CITIES THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO MAKE SURE IT’S SAFE TO OPEN UP THE SKIES.>>YOU DON’T WANT THIS FALLING OUT OF THE SKY AND INJURING ANYONE OR CAUSING FURTHER HARM.>>Reporter: SOME BUSINESSES SAY, IT’S ABOUT TIME THE RULES CHANGE.>>IT’S FRUSTRATING. I HAVE — MY OPPORTUNITY ARE ALL OFFSHORE. THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO IN CANADA.>>Reporter: WHEN THIS COMPANY TOOK ON A PROJECT TO TRACK MOOSE, THEY HAD TO HIRE A HELICOPTER TO KEEP TRACK OF THE DRONE.>>WHAT I HAD TO DO TO GET AUTHORITY TO FLY, HI — I HAD TO HAVE A CHASE AIRCRAFT. IN THIS CASE, I HAD A BIG, YELLOW CHAPERONE, 7-SEAT HELICOPTER, AND THEY WERE USING 220 TIMES THE FUEL WE WERE.>>Reporter: CBC NEWS OBTAINED A BRIEFING NOTE TO THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT THROUGH A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST. IT SUGGESTS THAT THE GOVERNMENT WILL USE THE INFORMATION THEY LEARN TO COME UP WITH NEW REGULATIONS. THAT COULD EVENTUALLY LEAD TO DRONE USERS BEING ABLE TO FLY FURTHER. ASHLEY BURKE, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Rosemary: AERIAL DRONES COULD ONE DAY PATROL THE CANADIAN ARCTIC. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PLANS TO BUY A SYSTEM OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT TO MONITOR SAFETY, SECURITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT. TESTS ARE BEING CARRIED OUT NOW BY A COMPANY BASED IN IQALUIT. THEY MAY HELP TO DETECT THINGS LIKE OIL SPILLS, SURVEY ICE, MARINE HABITATS AND MONITOR OCEAN ACTIVITY.>>Andrew: KAETLYN OSMOND’S SKATE IS NEXT AND HER FAMILY’S REACTION IS TONIGHT’S “MOMENT.” BUT FIRST, YOU CAN ALWAYS GO DEEPER TO THE STORIES OF THE DAY EARLIER IN THE DAY AND SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER AT cbc.ca/thenational. “THE NATIONAL TODAY” TAKES YOU INSI>>Announcer: As PyeongChang 2018 comes to a close, the Olympic journey continues. * >>And look at the time! 9.69!>>Announcer: One network is there.>>Kylie Masse, the 21-year-old Canadian, a new world record!>>Announcer: Every step of the way to Tokyo 2020 and beyond. CBC, Canada’s Olympic network. * [ upbeat electronic ]>>Mesley: The stories behind the story.>>Announcer: The Weekly with Wendy Mesley. Sunday morning at 11:00 on CBC. Get your pitches ready.>>Andrew: TONIGHT IN ONTARIO, POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A MAN IN CONNECTION WITH AN ATTACK OF A MAN WITH AUTISM. PARMVIR WAS TRACKED DOWN. HIS MOTHER AND BROTHER ALSO ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT. POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR TWO OTHER SUSPECTS BELIEVED TO BE IN THE GREATER TORONTO AREA. AFTER DAYS OF CRITICISM OVER THE WAY FaceBook HANDLES PERSONAL DATA, TODAY THE PUSH TO BOYCOTT THE PLATFORM GOT A PRETTY BIG BOOST. ELON MUSK, THE FOUNDER OF SpaceX AND TESLA HAS DELETED THE FaceBookPAGE FOR BOTH. ALL TOGETHER THEY HAVE MORE THAN 4 MILLION LIKES. IF APPLE HAS ITS WAY THE EMOJI FAMILY WILL GROW TO REPRESENT CHARACTERS WITH DISABILITIES. THE TECH GIANT IS REVEALING 13 NEW ADDITIONS. ULTIMATELY IT’S UP TO THE UNI CODE CONSORTIUM.. IT’S STILL BEING DECIDED IF THEY WILL BE ADDED. THAT WAS KAETLYN OSMOND SKATING IN MILAN. SHE FINISHED ON TOP OF THE PODIUM WITH A NEARLY PERFECT PERFORMANCE AND THIS WIN WAS THE FIRST FOR CANADA IN 45 YEARS. WE CAUGHT UP WITH KAITLYN AND HER FAMILY JUST MOMENTS AFTER HER BIG WIN AND THAT IS OUR MOMENT OF THE DAY.>>TO MAKE THE PODIUM WAS MY ULTIMATE GOAL, I NEVER THOUGHT BEING CHAMPION WAS POSSIBLE.>>YOU DID IT AGAIN, YOU BEAT THE ODDS, YOU SHOWED US ALL. WORLD CHAMPION, BABY.>>THERE YOU GO, KAETLYN. YOU MADE US PROUD.>>SO PROUD OF YOU! CONGRATULATIONS. WE ARE SO EXCITED, WE CAN’T GET OVER IT. YOU ARE WORLD CHAMPION!>>KAETLYN, I’M REALLY PROUD OF YOU, AND SO PROUD IT’S NOT EVEN FUNNY AND I LOVE YOU THE MOST.>>Andrew: I JUST LOVE HOW HER HOME TOWN IS MARYSTOWN IN NEWFOUNDLAND, AND THEY ALL HAVE THIS EXCEEDINGLY LONG HISTORY OF JUST BEING SO PROUD OF HER ACCOMPLISHMENT. THERE’S A KAETLYN OSMOND ARENA, AND DRIVE, SHE HAS THE KEY TO THE CITY, THEY LOVE HER.>>Rosemary: THAT BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE, ALL THE FAMILY LINED UP IN THE BAD LIGHTING. THE LAST TIME WE WON THIS PARTICULAR TITLE WAS IN 1973, IT WAS KAREN MAGNESON, SO THIS IS A BIG DEAL FOR CANADA AND THAT LITTLE TOWN AS WELL.>>Andrew: I JUST GOT TO SAY, I THINK MOST CANADIANS HAVEN’T BEEN TO WORLD FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS BEFORE. YOU DON’T REALLY APPRECIATE THE ATHLETICISM INVOLVED UNLESS YOU ARE THERE. THEY GO SO FAST AND SO HARD. CONGRATS TO MS. OSMOND. THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS MARCH 23rd. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.>>Adrienne: GOOD NIGHT.>>Rosemary: GOOD NIGHT.

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