The National for Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 — Final campaign push and Greta visits Alberta


>>Adrienne: TONIGHT JUST A WEEKEND AWAY NOW. AND THE LEADERS BATTLE FOR EVERY VOTE. BY AGE GROUP, BY REGION, BY PARTY. WE’RE ON IT.>>OUR FUTURE IS AT STAKE.>>Adrienne: GRETA THUNBERG BRINGS OUT THOUSANDS IN EDMONTON. NOT ALL OF THEM ON HER SIDE.>>VERY OFTEN WE DON’T KNOW WHEN SOMEONE WE LOVE IS DEEPLY TROUBLED.>>Adrienne: THE CLUES ABOUT A MASS KILLER IN PLAIN SIGHT.>>>AND THE FIRST ALL-WOMEN WALK IN SPACE. A S.T.E.M. INSPIRATION FOR GIRLS. WE’RE WITH THE GROUP WHO ARE SHOOTING FOR THE STARS. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL”.>>Adrienne: WITH JUST ONE WEEKEND LEFT TO CONVINCE YOU, IF YOU STILL NEED CONVINCING, THREE PARTY LEADERS WERE TRYING EVERYTHING TODAY, NOT JUST THE RATIONAL TALK OF PLATFORM AND POLICY, BUT ALSO TAPPING INTO THE EMOTIONAL SIDE OF POLITICS, FEAR, DISTRUST AND DISINFORMATION. THE LIBERALS, CONSERVATIVES AND N.D.P. ALL DEALT WITH IT TODAY. SOMETIMES PUSHING IT, OTHER TIMES PUSHING BACK AGAINST IT. WE ARE WITH ALL THREE PARTIES, BUT LET’S START WITH KATIE SIMPSON AND THE CONSERVATIVES.>>Reporter: LOOKING TO BUILD MOMENTUM, CONSERVATIVE LEADER ANDREW SCHEER LEVELLED A BASELESS ATTACK TODAY AGAINST A NONEXISTENT LIBERAL N.D.P. COALITION.>>Andrew Scheer (Conservative): TO PAY FOR EVEN HALF OF THESE NEVER-ENDING DEFICITS, THE TRUDEAU-N.D.P. COALITION WOULD HAVE TO RAISE THE G.S.T. FROM 5% TO 7.5%.>>Reporter: NO PARTY LEADER SAID THEY WOULD RAISE THE G.S.T., BUT WHEN CHALLENGED, HE STOOD BY HIS CLAIM.>>DID YOU PICK IT OUT OF THIN AIR? THERE IS NO EVIDENCE.>>THEY’LL RUN THESE DEFICITS, $40 BILLION OF DEFICITS TO PAY FOR THE COALITION PROMISES. THAT MONEY HAS TO COME FROM SOMEWHERE. RAISING THE G.S.T. FROM 5% TO 7.5% IS ONE OPTION.>>THOSE CLAIMS ARE ENTIRELY UNTRUE.>>WE ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT RAISE THE G.S.T.>>Reporter: SCHEER DID GET SOME SUPPORT FOR HIS MADE-UP G.S.T. ASSERTION FROM NEW BRUNSWICK’S PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PREMIER. BLAINE HIGGS WENT ON TO ACCUSE THE FEDERAL LIBERALS OF DIVIDING THE COUNTRY, IN PART, BY CATERING TO QUÉBEC.>>ARE YOU SUGGESTING THAT QUÉBEC IS THE FAVOURITE CHILD RIGHT NOW?>>NOT RIGHT NOW, IT’S BEEN A CONTINUOUS THING, FOREVER REALLY. SO THAT’S NOT A NEW THING.>>Reporter: INTERESTING TIMING CONSIDERING SCHEER’S NEXT STOP WAS QUÉBEC WHERE HE’S DESPERATELY TRYING TO HANG ONTO SEATS AS HIS PARTY BLEEDS SUPPORT TO THE BLOC QUEBECOIS.>>[Speaking French]>>Reporter: SCHEER’S MADE-UP G.S.T. CLAIM WAS NO ACCIDENT. THEY HOPE IT SCARES SUPPORTERS INTO SHOWING UP ON MONDAY. KATIE SIMPSON, CBC NEWS, DRUMMONDVILLE, QUÉBEC.>>>I’M WITH THE LIBERAL CAMPAIGN IN ONTARIO. WHERE JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS SPENDING THE FINAL CAMPAIGNING DAYS RIGHT ON MESSAGE.>>WHAT AN INCREDIBLE PLEASURE TO SEE EVERYONE OUT HERE TODAY AND EVERYONE’S SO HAPPY AND POSITIVE DESPITE LIVING IN DOUG FORD’S ONTARIO.>>Reporter: AGAIN, USING THE PROVINCE’S PREMIER AS A STAND-IN FOR FEDERAL CONSERVATIVE LEADER ANDREW SCHEER. EVERY OCCASION TURNING BACK TO A NOW FAMILIAR REFRAIN.>>WITH DOUG FORD CHOOSING CUTS, CUTS, CUTS. AND NOW ANDREW SCHEER WANTS YOU TO DOUBLE-DOWN ON CONSERVATIVE CUTS? I DON’T THINK SO.>>Reporter: TRUDEAU TODAY IS STOKING FEARS OF AUSTERITY, EVEN IN HIS RESPONSE TO THE BASELESS G.S.T. CLAIM BY SCHEER.>>BUT ALL THEY’RE OFFERING IS CUTS, CUTS FOUR TIMES GREATER THAN DOUG FORD’S. SO PERHAPS THAT’S ALL THEY CAN DO IS MAKE THINGS UP.>>Reporter: THE LIBERAL LEADER NEEDS ONTARIO TO OFFSET EXPECTED LOSSES IN QUÉBEC AND ELSEWHERE. TRUDEAU IS NOW ACKNOWLEDGING –>>THERE IS A CHANCE THAT THERE COULD BE A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT AND THAT WOULD MEAN CUTS.>>Reporter: LEANING INTO FAIR — FEAR AND A CALL TO STRATEGIC VOTING FOR PROGRESSIVE VOTERS.>>THIS ELECTION ISN’T ABOUT ME, THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT YOU! WE KNOW THEY — >>Reporter: THE LIBERAL TEAM FEELS THE STRATEGY IS WORKING. THEY’RE GOING FOR MORE RALLIES LIKE THIS ONE AS A SHOW OF FORCE AND HITTING THREE PROVINCES TOMORROW AS THEY HEAD WEST TO REPEAT THE SAME PITCH OVER AND OVER. SALIMAH SHIVJI, CBC NEWS, VAUGHAN, ONTARIO.>>UPRISING!>>Reporter: I’M HANNAH THIBEDEAU WITH THE N.D.P. IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, WHERE JAGMEET SINGH IS PUSHING TO WIN, BUT ALSO FIELDING HYPOTHETICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT HE’D DO IF HAD IS PARTY HELD THE BALANCE OF POWER IN A MINORITY GOVERNMENT.>>CANADIANS WANT TO KNOW IF THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE POLLS.>>IS THERE ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE YOU COULD FIND AGREEMENT?>>Reporter: ANDREW SCHEER HAS PROMISED THE FIRST THING HE’D DO IS SCRAP THE CARBON TAX, SO WHEN A CONSERVATIVE MINORITY, WOULD SINGH VOTE AGAINST IT? NO CLEAR ANSWER.>>WE’RE NOT GOING TO SUPPORT MR. SCHEER BEING PUT INTO THE PRIME MINISTER’S SEAT.>>Reporter: BUT IN A POTENTIAL LIBERAL MINORITY, WOULD SINGH MAKE N.D.P. SUPPORT CONDITIONAL ON CANCELLING THE TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE? HE SEEMS TO BE MORE CLEAR.>>I AM FULLY OPPOSED TO THE TRANS MOUNTAIN. I WILL CONTINUE TO BE OPPOSED TO IT.>>Reporter: OPPOSED TO THE PIPELINE, BUT HE DIDN’T ANSWER THE SPECIFIC QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER CANCELLING IT WOULD BE A CONDITION OF SUPPORTING THE LIBERALS, DESPITE BEING ASKED REPEATEDLY. AND SINGH WASN’T ONLY LOOKING FORWARD TODAY.>>I SAID SOMETHING YESTERDAY THAT I FELT BAD ABOUT.>>Reporter: HE WALKED BACK COMMENTS MADE YESTERDAY, THAT HE DIDN’T RESPECT CONSERVATIVES.>>I RESPECT EVERYBODY.>>Reporter: SO THIS DAY WAS ABOUT STRIKING A FINE BALANCE. SINGH’S JOB OVER THE NEXT THREE DAYS IS TO APPEAL TO AS MANY VOTERS AS HE CAN, WHILE NOT LOSING ANY OF THE GAINS HE’S MADE OVER THE PAST FIVE WEEKS. HANNAH THIBEDEAU, CBC NEWS, VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA.>>Adrienne: IT SEEMS THERE IS STILL A LOT OF VOTES UP FOR GRABS. EVEN THIS CLOSE TO ELECTION DAY, MANY ARE HAVING TROUBLE FIGURING OUT WHO TO SUPPORT. AS CAMERON MacINTOSH FOUND OUT WHEN VISITING A MANITOBA RIDING WITH A TIGHT RACE.>>Reporter: THIS IS WINNIPEG’S EAST END. ELMWOOD TRANSCONA. IT SITS DIVIDED. BLUE AND ORANGE WHERE OLD UNION NEIGHBORHOODS TIED TO THE RAILWAY BUTT UP AGAINST CONSERVATIVE LEANING SUBURBS. PLENTY OF SIGNS TO SHOW IT. YOU HEAR A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE CHANTELLE REIMER –>>I DON’T BELIEVE ANYTHING ANYBODY HAS TO SAY.>>Reporter: AS HER SON’S DAD GETS A HAIRCUT, SHE’S UNDECIDED, CONFLICTED OVER WHAT SHE’S HEARING.>>IT’S JUST PROMISES THAT I JUST DON’T SEE HAPPENING OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS.>>Reporter: IN THE LAST FEDERAL ELECTION THIS RIDING HAD THE TIGHTEST RACE IN ALL OF CANADA. THE N.D.P. EDGED OUT THE CONSERVATIVES BY JUST 61 VOTES. IN LAST MONTH’S PROVINCIAL ELECTION, THEY FLIPPED THE STREET FROM THE CONSERVATIVES BY JUST — SEAT FROM THE CONSERVATIVES BY 115 VOTES. BY JUST 115 VOTES, WITH MARGINS THAT TIGHT, IT MATTERS. IN THE SELECTION IS A RE — THIS ELECTION IS A REMATCH. THE SAME TWO CANDIDATES. IN A RIDING THAT HAS A PIERRE TRUDEAU SCHOOL, THE LIBERALS ARE A DISTANT THIRD. JANE IS NOT TURNED OFF. SHE’S JUST NOT HEARING ANYTHING USEFUL.>>WHAT ARE YOU NOT HEARING OR WHAT DO YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEKEND?>>I’M HEARING MORE OF THEM SLINGING MUD RATHER THAN WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO BE DOING. THEY’RE JUST TRASHING EACH OTHER.>>Reporter: HER VOTING STRATEGY SHOULD MAKE A CANDIDATE NERVOUS.>>I’LL GO WITH MY GUT.>>Reporter: DALE HAS ONE PARTY OFF THE LIST. AS FOR MAKING A CHOICE –>>I CAN’T GET SOLID ON THIS THING. SHE’S FRUSTRATED, CLEARLY THE BABY HAS OPINIONS, TOO. NEXT ELECTION, HER VOTE MEANWHILE MAY BE TO KEEP SOMEONE OUT RATHER THAN PUT SOMEONE IN.>>I WOULD. I GUESS I’M JUST LIKE AFRAID OF MAKING THE WRONG CHOICE.>>IF YOU’RE GOING OUT TO VOTE AGAINST SOMETHING AND NOT FOR SOMETHING, WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU ABOUT THIS ELECTION?>>THIS ELECTION IS TOTALLY — SCREWED UP.>>Reporter: UNDECIDED, DISAPPOINTED AND JUST MAYBE HOLDING THIS ELECTION’S OUTCOME IN THEIR HANDS. CAMERON MacINTOSH, CBC NEWS, WINNIPEG. CBC NEWS HAS OBTAINED DOCUMENTS SHOWING SOMEONE HIRED THE FIRM OF A WELL KNOWN POLITICAL STRATEGIST BEFORE THIS ELECTION TO TRY TO WORK AGAINST THE PEOPLE’S PARTY OF CANADA. IT WAS FIRST REPORTED BY “THE GLOBE AND MAIL”. ASHLEY BURKE IS IN OTTAWA. CAN YOU LAY OUT WHAT WE KNOW.>>THE DEVELOPMENTS IN WARREN KINSELLA AND HIS CONSULTING FIRM, HE’S A STRATEGIST, AND OUTSPOKEN CRITIC OF THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT. THEY’VE BEEN TARGETING THE PEOPLE’S PARTY OF CANADA, THE GOAL TO KEEP MAXIME BERNIER OUT OF THE NATIONAL LEADERS DEBATE. A SOURCE WITH DIRECT KNOWLEDGE HAS ASKED NOT TO BE NAMED SAID THE CLIENT WAS THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA. THE CBC NEWS WAS GIVEN A PLAN CALLED PROJECT TACTIC. IT WAS AIMED AT MAKING THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY LOOK BETTER TO “SEEK AND DESTROY THE P.P.C. AND PUSH BERNIER OFF MESSAGE. NOW THESE TWEETS WERE SENT OUT FROM AN ACCOUNT, AN ANTI-RACISM NOT FOR PROFIT RUN BY THE DAISY GROUP. IT TOOK PLACE OVER THE SPRING AND ENDED WHEN THE NEW ADVERTISING RULES CAME INTO EFFECT AT THE END OF JUNE.>>Adrienne: WHAT HAS THE REACTION BEEN?>>THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY SAYS THEY DO NOT COMMENT ON WHAT VENDORS OR SUPPLIERS THEY MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE DONE BUSINESS WITH. THE P.P.C. CALLED IT DISGRACEFUL. WARREN KINSELLA WROTE WE DO NOT DISCUSS CLIENT MATTERS, WE’RE PROUD TO BE FIGHTING RACISM AND INTOLERANCE. THAT’S ALL WE HAVE TO SAY, GOOD NIGHT. THE COMMISSIONER OF ELECTIONS CANADA COULD INVESTIGATE A CASE LIKE THIS IF SOMEONE FILED A COMPLAINT, BUT BECAUSE OF PRIVACY LAWS, THE COMMISSIONER OFFICE CAN’T SAY IF THAT HAS HAPPENED.>>Adrienne: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. QUÉBEC VOTERS COULD HAVE A HUGE IMPACT ON THE OUTCOME MONDAY. IF ABOUT 15 MINUTES, WE HEAD TO A RIDING WITH A CLOSE THREE-WAY RACE. WE’LL LOOK AT ONE GROUP’S PLAN TO GET FIRST-TIME VOTERS OUT TO THE POLLS. FOR NOW, OTHER NEWS. GRETA THUNBERG BROUGHT HER MESSAGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE TO THE HEARTLAND OF CANADA’S OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY. THOUSANDS GATHERED AT ALBERTA’S LEGISLATURE, BUT NOT EVERYONE WAS THERE TO SUPPORT HER.>>Reporter: SUPPORTERS FORMED A PROTECTIVE BUBBLE AROUND CLIMATE ACTIVIST GRETA THUNBERG AS SHE MARCHED THROUGH EDMONTON. A POLARIZING FIGURE, BUT EVEN IN CANADA’S OIL AND GAS COUNTRY, SHE DREW A CROWD OF THOUSANDS.>>WE WILL NOT BE BYSTANDERS. AND WE ARE DOING IT BECAUSE WE WANT THE PEOPLE IN POWER TO UNITE BEHIND SCIENCE.>>SHE DOES INSPIRE ME. YOU CAN SEE HOW MUCH A 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL LIKE MYSELF CAN MAKE A CHANGE.>>Reporter: SHE BROUGHT HER TWO YOUNG SONS TO TAKE PART.>>IT’S FOR THEM. THERE IS NO FUTURE IF WE DON’T HAVE AN EARTH.>>Reporter: THUNBERG BECAME A ROCK STAR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT AND FOR THESE PEOPLE TOO BECAUSE OF HER PASSION AND UNFLINCHING DEMANDS OF POLITICAL LEADERS.>>YOU CANNOT LEAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR INDIVIDUALS, POLITICIANS, THE MARKETS OR OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD TO TAKE. THIS HAS TO INCLUDE EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE AND NO ONE MUST BE LEFT BEHIND.>>Reporter: COUNTER-PROTESTORS DREW A FOLLOWING OF THEIR OWN. A CONVOY OF DOZENS OF TRUCKS CALLED UNITED WE ROLL TRAVELLED FROM RED DEER TO STAND UP FOR ALBERTA OIL AND GAS. AT TIMES, TENSIONS SPILLED OVER BETWEEN THE WARRING AGENDAS.>>IT’S A FREE COUNTRY!>>Reporter: ERIC WHITBERG’S MESSAGE WAS QUIETER, PHASING OUT OIL AND GAS AND UNTHINKABLE TO HIM WHEN HIS OIL SERVICE COMPANY IS ALREADY STRUGGLING.>>IF IT DOESN’T TURN AROUND IN THE NEXT COUPLE YEARS, I HAVE TO GO OUT OF BUSINESS.>>Reporter: GRETA THUNBERG AND HER FOLLOWERS INSIST PROTECTING THE LIVELIHOOD OF OIL AND GAS WORKERS THROUGH A TRANSITION TO RENEWABLE ENERGY IS PART OF THEIR DEMAND. THE CROWD’S VOICE AMPLIFIED BY THE TEEN ACTIVIST WHO HAS MANAGED TO GET THE WORLD TO LISTEN.>>Adrienne: U.S. PRESIDENT CANNOT STOP GUSHING, PROCLAIMING A GREAT DAY FOR CIVILIZATION ABOUT THE AGREEMENT HIS ADMINISTRATION BROKERED WITH TURKEY, BUT RATHER THAN HALTING ITS OFFENSIVE IN SYRIA, THERE ARE FRESH SIGNS TODAY HOW UGLY THIS NEW FRONT OF THE CONFLICT REMAINS. THE PICTURES TELL THAT STORY AND YOU WILL SEE, THEY ARE HARD TO WATCH. THESE IMAGES COME FROM KURDISH MEDIA. THEY’RE NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED, BUT THE LOCAL RED CRESCENT REPORTS HALF A DOZEN PEOPLE, WITH UNUSUAL BURNS, SOME SUSPECT WHITE PHOSPHOROUS WHEN USED ON PEOPLE COULD BE CONSIDERED A CHEMICAL WEAPON.>>YOU HAVE THE KURDS THAT ARE VERY HAPPY ABOUT THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING.>>Adrienne: NONE OF THIS SEEMS TO DIM DONALD TRUMP’S ENTHUSIASM FOR HIS DEAL WITH TURKEY.>>THERE WAS A LOT OF PAIN FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH PAIN BEFORE YOU CAN GET A GOOD SOLUTION, BUT THE KURDS ARE HAPPY ABOUT IT.>>Adrienne: IN FACT, THE KURDS ARE FEELING A LOT OF PAIN WITH REPORTS OF DOZENS KILLED AND MORE THAN 160,000 UPROOTED SO FAR. WHILE THE GAIN FROM TRUMP’S DEAL GOES TO TURKEY AND ITS ALLIES, THEY NOW SEEM TO HAVE FREE REIN IN SYRIA’S NORTHERN BORDER REGION. IN RETURN, FOR A FLIMSY PAUSE IN HOSTILITIES THAT WAS QUICKLY VIOLATED IN AT LEAST ONE BATTLE-SCARRED CITY.>>SHELLING AND CLASHES CONTINUE TO BE REPORTED.>>THIS IS NOT WHAT WE EXPECTED. IN FACT, IT’S NOT A CEASE-FIRE, IT’S CAPITULATION OF THE KURDS.>>Adrienne: TURKEY SAYS THERE ARE NO ONGOING CLASHES AND CLAIMS THE KURDS ARE USING CHEMICAL WEAPONS ON THEMSELVES. ORGANIZATION FOR THE PROHIBITION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS SAYS IT IS TRYING TO DETERMINE HOW CREDIBLE THE KURDISH REPORTS REALLY ARE. ODDLY, YESTERDAY AS NEWS OF THE ALLEGED ATTACKS WAS EMERGING, THE O.P.C.W. TOUTED A 30,000 EURO DONATION FROM TURKEY.>>>A CITY IN NORTHERN MEXICO WAS TURNED INTO A FIERY WAR ZONE YESTERDAY OVER THE CAPTURE OF ONE MAN. THE SON OF INFAMOUS EL CHAPO. AS KIM BRUNHUBER SHOWS US, THE SINALOA MAKE IT CLEAR WHO IS IN CHARGE IN THE REGION.>>Reporter: EVEN IN MEXICO, A COUNTRY WHICH IS HOME TO FIVE OF THE SIX CITIES WITH THE HIGHEST MURDER RATES IN THE WORLD, THIS WAS SOMETHING ELSE. BLOCKADED STREETS, BURNING VEHICLES, BULLETS AND BODIES ON THE GROUND WHILE CIVILIANS COWERED IN THE CROSSFIRE. IT BEGAN THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN THE CAPITAL OF SINALOA STATE WHEN 30 OFFICERS ON PATROL WERE SHOT AT FROM INSIDE A HOME. PATROL PERSONNEL REPELLED THE ASSAULTS, TOOK CONTROL OF THE HOUSE AND ARRESTED FOUR PEOPLE INSIDE. ONE OF THE FOUR WAS IDENTIFIED AS OVIDIO GUZMAN LOPEZ, SON OF JOAQUIN “EL CHAPO” GUZMAN, SENTENCED TO LIFE IN A U.S. PRISON. BUT THEN, THINGS TURNED. CARTEL GUNMEN SURROUNDED THE HOME, ARMED WITH MILITARY GRADE WEAPONS, TURNING THE CITY INTO A WAR ZONE. THE SECURITY FORCES SAID THEY HAD NO CHOICE, THEY LET GUZMAN LOPEZ GO. THIS HAS BEEN THE DEADLIEST YEAR IN MEXICO IN MORE THAN TWO DECADES. TODAY, MEXICAN PRESIDENT ANDRES MANUEL LOPEZ OBRADOR DEFENDED THE COUNTRY’S SECURITY FORCES, CAPTURING A CRIMINAL, HE SAYS, ISN’T WORTH CIVILIAN LIVES. THIS DECISION WAS MADE TO PROTECT CITIZENS. YOU CAN’T FIRE WITH FIRE, HE SAID. WE DON’T WANT DEATH, WE DON’T WANT WAR. BUT BY TARGETING DRUG KING PINS, MEXICO SECURITY FORCES HAVE A WAR ON THEIR HANDS WHETHER THEY WANT ONE OR NOT. THIS BRAZEN DISPLAY OF FORCE BY THE CARTEL SUGGESTS IT’S A WAR THE GOVERNMENT SEEMS UNLIKELY TO WIN.>>Adrienne: WE’RE BACK IN TWO MINUTES WITH MORE NEWS. INSIDE THE MIND OF A MASS SHOOTER. “THE FIFTH ESTATE” LOOKS AT HOW TO STOP A TERRIFYING PHENOMENA. AND LATER, HOUSTON, WE HAVE A MILESTONE. TWO WOMEN TAKE A WALK INTO HISTORY.>>Adrienne: WHEN ALEXANDRE BISSONNETTE MARCHED INTO A QUÉBEC CITY MOSQUE AND GUNNED DOWN SIX PEOPLE, INJURING FIVE OTHERS, THE HORROR HE BROUGHT WAS ALMOST INCOMPREHENSIBLE. THE QUESTION REMAINS, COULD HE HAVE BEEN STOPPED? MARK KELLY REVEALS THERE WERE WARNING SIGNS.>>Reporter: WHO COULD HAVE KNOWN THIS BOY WOULD GROW INTO A MASS MURDERER? NO ONE SAW IT COMING. NOT EVEN ALEXANDRE BISSONNETTE’S OWN FATHER. HE IS THE LAST PERSON THAT WE AND ALL THOSE WHO KNOW HIM COULD FATHOM DOING SOMETHING SO OUT OF CHARACTER.>>WE DON’T KNOW WHEN SOMEONE WE LOVE IS DEEPLY TROUBLED.>>Reporter: SUE KLEBOLD’S SON DYLAN WAS ONE OF THE TWO SHOOTERS AT COLUMBINE. LIKE MR. BISSONNETTE, SHE THOUGHT HE WAS WELL RAISED AND LOVED.>>ALL THESE IDEA SYSTEMS WERE SHATTERED. LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH.>>YOU OPERATE WITH THE BELIEF THAT THESE MASS SHOOTINGS ARE PREVENTABLE.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>Reporter: THE F.B.I. HAS DECONSTRUCTED MORE THAN 60 MASS SHOOTINGS INTO THE U.S. AND BISSONNETTE TICKED ALMOST ALL THE BOXES. HE WAS BADLY BULLIED FOR YEARS, STRUGGLED WITH ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND SUICIDAL THOUGHTS, WHILE ACCORDING TO A SEARCH OF HIS COMPUTER RELENTLESSLY RESEARCHING MASS SHOOTINGS FOR MONTHS.>>THE ATTACK FOR MANY OF THEM IS A VERY IMPORTANT, IF NOT MAYBE THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENT OF THEIR LIFE. AND SO THEY WANT TO GO RIGHT.>>Reporter: MORE THREAT ASSESSMENT PROFESSIONALS ARE BEING TRAINED IN A RACE TO STOP THE NEXT MASS SHOOTER. THIS CENTRE IN MONTREAL RECEIVES 200 CALLS A YEAR.>>THEY MIGHT BE PARENTS CONCERNED WITH THEIR KIDS. MIGHT BE TEACHERS OR SOCIAL WORKERS THAT IS CONCERNED WITH ONE CLIENT THEY’RE DEALING WITH. AND THEY WANT HELP.>>Reporter: AS FOR BISSONNETTE, OUR INVESTIGATION REVEALS THERE WERE NUMEROUS CHANCES TO INTERVENE TO STEER HIM AWAY FROM VIOLENCE. LOST OPPORTUNITIES. HE’S NOW SERVING LIFE IN PRISON WITH NO CHANCE OF PAROLE FOR 40 YEARS.>>Adrienne: YOU CAN SEE THE FULL INVESTIGATION INTO HOW BISSONNETTE AND OTHER MASS SHOOTERS HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT ON “THE FIFTH ESTATE”, THAT’S THIS SUNDAY, 9 P.M. LOCAL TIME. AMONG THE OTHER STORIES, NOVA SCOTIA IS PERMANENTLY BANNING POLICE STREET CHECKS AFTER THEY WERE FOUND TO BE ILLEGAL. THE DECISION CAME FOLLOWING A REPORT FROM THE PROVINCE’S HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION SAYING THE RANDOM CHECKS INFRINGE ON THE PUBLIC’S RIGHT TO PRIVACY.>>THE PRACTICE BANNED WHICH IS GREAT, HUGE WIN, BUT WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT BIGGER CONVERSATION AROUND HOW DID WE ACTUALLY GET THERE AND THEN HOW CAN WE MOVE FORWARD?>>Adrienne: FIGURES SHOW BLACK PEOPLE WERE STOPPED AT A RATE SIX TIMES HIGHER THAN WHITE PEOPLE IN HALIFAX. WE’RE TURNING BACK TO THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN. JUST AHEAD, THE VOTERS CHAIR IS MAKING ONE FINAL STOP IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL. HOW DO YOU TAKE ON VOTER>>Adrienne: TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR CANADIANS TO DECIDE WHO THEY ARE GOING TO CHOOSE. SO TONIGHT, WE WANT TO GO IN-DEPTH WITH A PARTY, A REGION AND VOTERS. IN A MOMENT, WE’LL BRING YOU OUR VOTERS’ CHAIR FROM OTTAWA, WITH MESSAGES FOR THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER.>>KEEP YOUR PROMISES.>>Adrienne: WE’LL ALSO SHOW YOU HOW INSTAGRAM INFLUENCERS ARE TURNING FOLLOWERS INTO FIRST-TIME VOTERS.>>OUR IDENTITY ARE POLITICAL. AND WE’LL HIT THE ROAD WITH ELIZABETH MAY AS SHE MAKES A FINAL PITCH FOR GOING GREEN.>>THE CLIMATE CRISIS, SEA LEVEL RISE, HUGE ISSUES.>>Adrienne: FIRST, QUÉBEC. PARTY LEADERS HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME CAMPAIGNING THERE. AND FOR GOOD REASON. AS ALISON NORTHCOTT EXPLAINS, KEY RIDINGS ARE STILL UP FOR GRABS.>>Reporter: IT COULD BE A TIGHT RACE IN THE MONTREAL RIDING. TREMBLAY SAYS SHE’S ALREADY VOTED STRATEGICALLY FOR THE LIBERALS. BECAUSE SHE REALLY DOESN’T WANT THE CONSERVATIVES TO GET IN. BUT IF SHE WERE VOTING WITH HER HEART, SHE’D CHOOSE THE BLOC. THIS WAS ONCE A BLOC QUEBECOIS RIDING, BUT WAS SWEPT UP IN THE ORANGE WAVE IN 2011. NOW IT’S ONE OF THE RIDINGS THE N.D.P. COULD LOSE. THE BLOC WANTS TO WIN IT BACK AND THE LIBERALS ARE ALSO FIGHTING FOR IT. THE BLOC’S STEADY RISE IN THE POLLS COULD HURT THE LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES IN QUÉBEC AND STAND IN A WAY OF MAJORITY GOVERNMENT WHILE THE PARTIES TRY TO SAVE THE SEATS THEY HAD. AT THIS LOCAL MARKET, COLLETTE SAYS SHE DIDN’T EXPECT THE BLOCS TO GAIN TRACTION.>>I’M VERY UPSET ABOUT IT. I DON’T SEE WHY THE BLOC QUEBECOIS IS RUNNING FOR A GOVERNMENT THAT IS FOR ALL OF CANADA.>>Reporter: SHE SAYS WHILE SHE VOTED LIBERAL LAST TIME, THIS TIME, THE BLOC’S NEW LEADER, YVES-FRANCOIS BLANCHET, HAS MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE FOR HER. SHE WAS IMPRESSED BY HIS PERFORMANCE AT THE DEBATES AND PROMISES TO DEFEND QUÉBEC IN OTTAWA. FOR HER, THAT INCLUDES THE FRENCH LANGUAGE AND THE SECULARISM BILL.>>Reporter: IN HIS FIRST FEDERAL ELECTION AS A CANADIAN, HE HOPES FOR AN N.D.P. WIN.>>I WAS IN ALBERTA, I WAS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA AND QUÉBEC. IN ALL NINE YEARS IN CANADA.>>Reporter: QUÉBEC HAS BEEN A FOCAL POINT THROUGHOUT THE CAMPAIGN AND WITH CLOSE RACES LIKE THIS ONE, IT WILL BE ON ELECTION NIGHT, TOO. ALISON NORTHCOTT, CBC NEWS, MONTREAL.>>Adrienne: LET’S TAKE YOU TO THE WEST COAST. THAT’S WHERE IN THE CAMPAIGN’S FINAL DAYS, ELIZABETH MAY HOPES TO PAINT VANCOUVER ISLAND GREEN. TANYA FLETCHER WAS WITH HER.>>Reporter: A WARM WELCOME FOR A FAMILIAR FACE ON HOME TURF. A LEADER WHO IS NO STRANGER HERE. BOARDING A BIODIESEL BUS, ELIZABETH MAY EMBARKED ON A CAMPAIGN BLITZ HITTING ALL SEVEN RIDINGS IN TWO DAYS.>>THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. HONOURED TO BE HERE.>>Reporter: THE GREENS HAVE STALLED IN THE POLLS OVER THE COURSE OF THE CAMPAIGN, BUT THE PARTY IS STILL POISED FOR POTENTIAL GAINS ON THE WEST COAST AND THE EAST COAST.>>WE’RE IN WINNING POSITION IN RIDINGS ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT IN THE PAST WE WOULDN’T HAVE THOUGHT WAS EVEN REMOTELY POSSIBLE.>>Reporter: WITH COUNTLESS COASTAL COMMUNITIES SERVING AS THE CAMPAIGN BACKDROP, THERE IS LITTLE DOUBT THE GREENS ARE DESPERATE TO MOVE THE ENVIRONMENTAL VOTE.>>WHAT IS THE MOST CRITICAL ISSUE FOR THE VOTERS HERE?>>SALMON IS A HUGE ISSUE. SAVING OUR SOUTHERN RESIDENT KILLER WHALES IS A HUGE ISSUE. THE CLIMATE CRISIS SEA LEVEL RISE, HUGE ISSUES.>>Reporter: IT’S HERE ON THIS ISLAND BATTLEGROUND, THE ORANGE AND GREEN TUG-OF-WAR IS PROMINENT. FIVE OF THE SEVEN SEATS ARE HELD BY THE N.D.P., THE OTHER TWO ARE THE GREENS’ ONLY TWO SEATS. THIS IS ONE OF TWO RIDINGS THE GREENS ARE FIGHTING TO PROTECT. PAUL MANLY WON A BYELECTION IN A SURPRISE VICTORY, BUT THERE IS NO GUARANTEE HE’LL WIN AGAIN.>>HOW CRITICAL IS IT THAT YOU HANG ONTO THE SEAT?>>WE NEED MORE GREENS IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. WE NEED A CONSCIENCE IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. I’M THE ONE THAT IS GOING TO MAKE SURE WE DON’T ELECT A CONSERVATIVE IN THE RIDING.>>Reporter: AND SO A CAMPAIGN THAT BEGAN WITH GREEN AMBITIONS IS ENDING THAT WAY, TOO.>>THE CHANCES WE’RE GOING TO TAKE ALL SEVEN SEATS ON VANCOUVER ISLAND ARE EXCELLENT. TANYA FLETCHER, CBC NEWS, QUALICUM BEACH, B.C.>>Adrienne: AND NOW LET’S TALK ABOUT VOTERS, IN PARTICULAR, YOUNG VOTERS. THEY MAKE UP A INCREASING POPULAR BLOC. THE PROBLEM IS, IT CAN BE HARD TO GET THEM TO THE POLLS, BUT THERE IS A SUBTLE PUSH TO CHANGE THAT WITH THE HELP OF INSTAGRAM INFLUENCERS. ANDREW GOT A FIRSTHAND LOOK.>>IT’S PICTURE PERFECT. 30 EXCLUSIVE INVITES TO A FREE LUNCH ON THE ROOFTOP OF A BOUTIQUE HOTEL. THE GUEST LIST, AS COLOURFUL AS THE DECOR. THERE IS THE LIFESTYLE BLOGGER, THE SINGER, THE MODEL, THE TRAVELLER, BUT THE ONE THING THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON, THEY HAVE FOLLOWERS. LOTS OF THEM.>>MY NAME IS ANDREW AND I HAVE 18,000 FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM.>>I HAVE 29,000 FOLLOWERS. I HAVE AROUND 60,000.>>I HAVE 101,000 FOLLOWERS.>>Reporter: SO FOR THIS GATHERING, EVERYTHING IS AS INSTA-WORTHY AS IT GETS. INSTAGRAM IS ACTUALLY A PARTNER IN BRINGING ALL THESE PEOPLE TOGETHER. WHAT GETS SNAPPED HERE AND IN THE DAYS TO COME WILL BE SEEN AND HEARD BY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE RIGHT UP TO ELECTION DAY.>>YOUR FOLLOWERS TRUST YOU.>>Reporter: THIS IS CAROLE. SHE AND HER TEAM AT APATHY IS BORING ARE THE BRAINS BEHIND THIS. THE GROUP’S MISSION TO GET YOUNG PEOPLE 18-30 ENGAGED IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS AND THAT USUALLY MEANS VOTING.>>ONE OF THE THINGS WE KNOW IS THAT SIMPLY MAKING AN ASK OF SOMEBODY IN A MEANINGFUL WAY INCREASES THEIR LIKELIHOOD TO GET OUT AND VOTE UP TO 10%. SO APATHY IS BORING IT OUT IN THE STREETS. IF WE CAN GET COMMUNITIES ONLINE TO MAKE THE ASK OF FOLLOWERS, WE’LL BE ABLE TO REACH FAR MORE YOUTH THAN ONE ORGANIZATION COULD ALONE.>>Reporter: HERE’S THE UPHILL CLIMB. ACCORDING TO A RECENT STUDY. CARRIED OUT BY ABACUS DATA, COMMISSIONED BY THE STUDENT ALLIANCE, ALMOST HALF OF 18-25 YEARS OLD SAID THEY DIDN’T FOLLOW NATIONAL POLITICS ALL THAT CLOSELY. BUT FOLLOWING AN INFLUENCER, THAT CAN FEEL LIKE FOLLOWING A FRIEND. STILL, HERE’S THE THING. THESE AREN’T EXACTLY POLITICAL PEOPLE.>>I’M A SONGWRITER.>>I FOCUS ON FASHION, BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE CONTENT.>>I WORK FOR CANADIAN GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE. MANAGER OF EDITORIAL AND TRAVEL PARTNERSHIP.>>I SHARE ANYTHING FROM LIKE AFFORDABLE FASHION FINDS TO BEAUTY TIPS AND TRICKS.>>HOW POLITICAL ARE THE INFLUENCERS YOU’VE INVITED?>>IT DEPENDS WHAT YOU MEAN BY POLITICAL. I WOULD ARGUE THAT DEMOCRACY AND POLITICS ISN’T EVERYTHING. RIGHT?>>RIGHT, BUT HOW –>>THEY’RE NOT.>>AND THEY’RE FOLLOWERS BY EXTENSION, TOO. HOW ENGAGED IN THE POLITICAL SYSTEM DO YOU THINK THEIR FOLLOWERS ARE?>>I THINK LIKELY NOT VERY ENGAGED, WHICH IS WHY THAT’S THE AUDIENCE WE’RE TARGETING. WORKING WITH A BEAUTY BLOGGER OR A FASHION INSTAGRAM INFLUENCER, OR A BODY POSITIVITY INFLUENCER, HELPS US REACH A DIVERSITY OF YOUTH POPULATION THAT DON’T ALWAYS HEAR THIS MESSAGE.>>Reporter: THIS IS SAMANTHA BEST. SHE MIGHT COUNT HERSELF AMONG THE PEOPLE FOLLOWING THE CUES OF OTHERS.>>MY BOYFRIEND’S FAMILY IS VERY INTO POLITICS, VERY INTO POLITICS, SO IT DOES COME UP AT FAMILY DINNERS.>>Reporter: AND SAMANTHA ALSO FOLLOWS JENNA. THEY’VE NEVER MET, BUT WHILE SHE THINKS SHE WAS PROBABLY GOING TO VOTE EVEN BEFORE SEEING JENNA’S POSTS, THOSE GENTLE NUDGES DIDN’T HURT. THIS OCTOBER 21ST WILL BE HER FIRST TIME.>>I FEEL LIKE THAT’S SUPER IMPORTANT. IF THEY CAN CONVINCE EVEN A THIRD OF THEIR FOLLOWERS TO GO DO IT, I THINK THAT’S AMAZING.>>Reporter: SO AT THIS GATHERING, YES, IT IS AN INVITATION TO A FREE LUNCH, BUT IT’S ALSO A POLITICAL WORKSHOP. BECAUSE GETTING POLITICAL CAN BE LIKE WALKING INTO A MINEFIELD. YOU MIGHT RUB SOME PEOPLE THE WRONG WAY AND BEING TOO PREACHY, THAT’S A TURNOFF. SO THE KEY MESSAGE HERE, KEEP IT POSITIVE, MAKE IT NORMAL.>>I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT, IF YOU HAVE INFLUENCE AND YOU HAVE PEOPLE FOLLOWING YOU, YOU TALK TO SOMETHING THAT YOU’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT. I THINK VOTING AND POLITICS IS SOMETHING EVERYBODY SHOULD BE INTERESTED IN.>>OUR IDENTITIES ARE POLITICAL. FOR US TO EXIST AS WHO WE ARE AS QUEER PEOPLE, MARGINALIZED PEOPLE, PEOPLE OF COLOUR, OUR EXISTENCE IS POLITICAL. BECAUSE IF PEOPLE AREN’T ACTUALLY CARING ABOUT THE COUNTRY IN WHICH THEY LIVE, 20 YEARS FROM NOW, WE’RE NOT GOING TO HAVE A COUNTRY TO LIVE IN. AND THAT’S NOT SOMETHING I WANT TO HAND OFF TO THE NEXT GENERATION.>>Reporter: ALL OF THIS IS A CREATIVE SOLUTION TO AN OLD PROBLEM. BUT APATHY IS BORING SAYS IT’S WILLING TO TRY SOMETHING NEW IF IT’S GOING TO PUSH THE NEXT GENERATION OF VOTERS TO THE POLLS.>>Adrienne: WE’VE BEEN TAKING OUR VOTERS’ CHAIR ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ASKING CANADIANS TO TAKE A SEAT. TELL US ABOUT THE ISSUES THAT MATTER TO THEM. TONIGHT, THE FINAL STOP IS OTTAWA. OOOH, THAT’S A GOOD ONE.>>AH. THIS IS TOUGH. OH.>>IF I COULD SAY SOMETHING TO THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER, WHAT WOULD I SAY? WAY TO GO, ANDREW! I’M FROM ALBERTA. ENOUGH.>>LOWER TAXES. THAT’S PROBABLY WHAT I WOULD SAY.>>TRY TO BE OPEN AND TRANSPARENT. JUST SAY WHAT IT IS AND DON’T USE POLITICAL TALK WHEN YOU’RE SPEAKING TO THE MASSES. WE SEE THROUGH ALL THE DECEPTION THAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.>>IF I COULD SAY SOMETHING TO THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER, WHAT WOULD I SAY? MAKE CANADA GREAT AGAIN. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IMMIGRATION CUT DOWN. NOT NECESSARILY CUT OUT, BUT CUT DOWN.>>I COME FROM A FAMILY OF IMMIGRANTS. MY MOTHER IS AN IMMIGRANT. SHE WORKS VERY HARD. AND I BELIEVE THEY DESERVE TO BE TREATED WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY. IF I’M BEING HONEST I HOPE YOU DON’T FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF OUR SOUTHERN NEIGHBOURS [LAUGHTER].>>I COME FROM AN OIL AND GAS FAMILY. I CAN’T SAY THIS ENOUGH, YOU CAN’T ALIENATE THE WEST.>>I WOULD SAY TO THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER, PLEASE START HONOURING YOUR PROMISES AND STOP MAKING THEM UP JUST TO WIN THE ELECTION.>>OUT WEST, YOU HEAR ALL THE RHETORIC ABOUT THE SEPARATION AND ALL OF THIS, AND THERE IS PEOPLE THAT ARE PISSED. FAMILY, FRIENDS OF MINE, THEY TALK ABOUT THIS ALL THE TIME. YOU KNOW, WHAT WE DO IN THE WEST IS COMPLETELY IGNORED. WE DON’T GET ANY RESPECT OR ATTENTION. AND THEY SAID, WHY DO WE HANG AROUND?>>IF I COULD SAY SOMETHING TO THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER, WHAT WOULD I SAY? KEEP YOUR PROMISES. TAKE CARE OF THE HOMELESS POPULATION.>>I HOPE, AS A MOM, THAT WE HAVE A LITTLE MORE PEACE AMONGST CANADIANS AT A VERY DIVISIVE TIME. WE NEED A LEADER THAT CAN REALLY UNITE THE COUNTRY.>>THE REASON THIS ELECTION IS IMPORTANT TO ME IS BECAUSE IT IS PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOUNG CANADIANS TO AFFORD A HOME. WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT I WANT TO SEE CHANGED FOR OUR FUTURE AND FOR OUR COUNTRY’S FUTURE.>>WHAT WOULD I SAY TO THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER? I WAY SAY, HELLO, MR. TRUDEAU, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEXT MANDATE. I HAVE A DAUGHTER, SHE IS 14, DON’T KNOW IF SHE HAS INTEREST IN POLITICS YET, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE WOMEN GET INVOLVED IN POLITICS. SO IF I COULD SAY THAT THE PRIME MINISTER, I CERTAINLY WOULD. I ENCOURAGE HIM TO DO EVEN MORE FOR WOMEN, GETTING THEM INTO THE POLITICAL ARENA.>>THANK YOU.>>WE’RE DONE?>>Adrienne: AND OF COURSE MONDAY IS THE DAY. AND CBC NEWS IS YOUR DESTINATION FOR ALL THE RESULTS AND REACTION. ROSIE LEADS OUR TEAM WITH THE COVERAGE. YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS A BIT OF IT. IT BEGINS 6:30 P.M. EASTERN ELECTION 2019. WE HAVE TO TAKE A BIT OF A SHORT BREAK. WHEN WE COME BACK, MUSICIANS AND THEIR MENTAL HEALTH. CANADIAN ARTISTS WARN THIS IS B>>Adrienne: THE IMAGE OF A TORTURED ARTIST IS SO WIDELY ACCEPTED. PEOPLE WORRY IT’S DANGEROUS. THE SO-CALLED ROCK-AND-ROLL LIFESTYLE CAN LEAD TO DESTRUCTIVE HABITS. AND NOW CANADIAN MUSICIANS ARE PUSHING BACK. AS DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON SHOWS US, THEY’RE MAKING ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE JUST PART OF THE JOB.>>WITH 20 YEARS OF TOURING UNDER HIS BELT, HOLLERADO’S MENNO VERSTEEG KNOWS ABOUT THE HIGHS AND THE LOWS OF BEING A MUSICIAN ON THE ROAD.>>THERE IS A LOT OF LATE NIGHTS. YOU’RE AWAY FROM YOUR FAMILY AND IT LEADS TO A LOT OF DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY AND ADDICTION. AND I’VE SEEN IT ALL AROUND ME. AND THROUGH THE YEARS OF TOURING, I’VE HAD NUMEROUS FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES KILL THEMSELVES ON TOUR. [ * ]>>Reporter: RISING HIP-HOP STAR TOBI KNOWS A THING OR TWO ABOUT BEING A YOUNG MUSICIAN FACING MENTAL HEALTH TROUBLES. HE WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE THE MEANS TO PAY FOR THERAPY.>>I WAS WORKING FULL-TIME AND I HAD BENEFITS AT WORK THAT HELPED TO SUPPLEMENT IT. AND THEN I HAD A STEADY INCOME FROM MY PAYCHEQUE TO PAY FOR IT.>>Reporter: SEVERAL STUDIES INDICATE THAT MUSICIANS MAY BE A HIGHER RISK THAN THE GENERAL POPULATION. FOR MENTAL ILLNESS. THE RECORD UNION, THEY ASKED NEARLY 1500 MUSICIANS ABOUT THEIR MENTAL HEALTH AND FOUND THAT CLOSE TO THREE QUARTERS OF RESPONDENTS SAID THEY EXPERIENCE STRESS, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION. NEURO SCIENCE RESEARCHER SAYS THE SURVEY IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF RESEARCH INTO MENTAL HEALTH.>>I DON’T THINK THERE IS NECESSARILY ANYTHING INHERENT IN BEING A MUSICIAN THAT MAKES IT DIFFICULT. I THINK WHAT IT IS IS THE LIFESTYLE AROUND IT, IN TERMS OF NOT NECESSARILY HAVING ENOUGH MONEY, HAVING HIGH STRESS UPON YOU, PROBABLY BEING LONELY.>>Reporter: BUT CANADA’S YOUNG MUSICIANS DON’T ACCEPT THAT. TOBI ORGANIZED AN EVENT IN TORONTO WHERE MUSICIANS GOT TO DISCUSS THEIR MENTAL HEALTH.>>I DON’T DESCRIBE TO THE TORTURED ARTIST IDEOLOGY. I DON’T SUBSCRIBE TO THAT AT ALL. >>Reporter: THE LABEL HE FOUNDED ROYAL MOUNTAIN RECORDS IS THE FIRST TO OFFER MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS TO THE ARTISTS THAT SIGNS.>>WHEN I’M DOING THE PART OF MY JOB WHERE I MAKE MONEY OFF OTHER BANDS, I FEEL LIKE IT’S MY ABSOLUTE DUTY TO TRY AND TAKE THEIR HEALTH INTO CONSIDERATION.>>Reporter: AND BECAUSE HIS BAND IS PLAYING ITS LAST SHOW AT THE END OF THE YEAR, HE HOPES TO BE ABLE TO DEVOTE MORE TIME TO HIS INITIATIVE. ENSURING THE CLICHE OF A DEPRESSED, ADDICTED MUSICIAN STRUGGLING ON THE ROAD BECOMES JUST THAT, A CLICHE. DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Adrienne: THERE IS MORE AHEAD. COMING UP, A BIG DAY ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION. TWO WOMEN AND THEIR WALK ON THE WILD SIDE.>>Adrienne: WELCOME BACK. MEGHAN MARKLE IS OPENING FOR THE FIRST TIME ABOUT THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A NEW MOTHER UNDER THE CONSTANT GLARE OF ATTENTION.>>NOT MANY PEOPLE HAVE ASKED IF I’M OKAY, BUT IT’S — IT’S A VERY REAL THING TO BE GOING THROUGH BEHIND THE SCENES.>>Adrienne: IN WHAT IS BEING BILLED AS AN EMOTIONAL INTERVIEW, THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX APPEARS TO HOLD BACK TEARS AND ADMITS TO STRUGGLING WITH LIFE UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT. A NEW DOCUMENTARY FOLLOWING THE COUPLE’S TRIP IS SET TO AIR THIS WEEKEND.>>BARCELONA HAS COME TO A STANDSTILL TONIGHT AS HUNDREDS OF PROTESTERS BATTLE POLICE IN THE HEART OF THE CITY. MASKED DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED WITH POLICE OVER THE JAILING OF CATALAN SEPARATIST LEADERS. THE VIOLENCE CAME AFTER A LARGELY PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION THAT SAW HALF A MILLION PEOPLE FLOOD THE STREETS. SPANISH OFFICIALS SAY THERE HAVE BEEN NEARLY 130 ARRESTS SINCE PROTESTS BROKE OUT FIVE DAYS AGO.>>>JUST AHEAD, A REPAIR JOB FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS. UP THERE, THE FIRST FEMALE SPACE WALK AND DOWN HERE,>>Adrienne: TWO WOMEN MADE HISTORY THIS MORNING WITH THE FIRST EVER ALL FEMALE SPACE WALK.>>I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT BECAUSE OF THE HISTORICAL NATURE OF WHAT WE’RE DOING. IN THE PAST WOMEN HAVEN’T ALWAYS BEEN AT THE TABLE.>>Adrienne: THEY ALSO INSPIRED CANADIAN GIRLS TO REACH FOR THE STARS IN THEIR OWN WAY. TAKE A LOOK.>>WE ARE FORTUNATE TODAY TO BE ABLE TO GATHER TO WITNESS HISTORY IN THE MAKING.>>I THOUGHT WATCHING THE SPACE WALK WAS REALLY INTERESTING AND KIND OF SURPRISING IN A WAY THAT IT’S 2019 AND IT’S THE FIRST TIME THAT IT’S EVER HAPPENED.>>IT WAS COOL TO SEE THAT TWO WOMEN COULD DO SOMETHING SO INCREDIBLE. AND IT WAS COOL TO SEE A PART OF HISTORY COME TO LIFE TODAY.>>WHY IS THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IT’S AN ONLY-WOMEN ONE?>>THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION.>>I WANTED TO SHOW THE SPACE WALK IN CLASS TODAY BECAUSE IT’S IMPORTANT FOR GIRLS TO SEE HOW THINGS THEY DO IN THE CLASSROOM TRANSLATE INTO THE REAL WORLD. I THINK THE PROGRESSION OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND WOMEN IN S.T.E.M., IT’S IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO UNDERSTAND WE ARE WHERE WE ARE TODAY BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE PAVED THE WAY. THESE TWO WOMEN ARE PAVING THE WAY TO GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITIES THEY WANT TO PURSUE.>>WE’RE GOING TO GO TO THE PARK AND LAUNCH OUR ROCKETS. MAKE SURE YOU WEAR YOUR GOGGLES. MAKE SURE YOU LOOK TO SEE WHERE THE ROCKET IS POINTING AND MAKE SURE THERE IS NOT A HUMAN BEING IN THE WAY OF THE ROCKET.>>THE ROCKET EXERCISE IS REALLY COOL BECAUSE I DIDN’T EXPECT THE ROCKETS TO GO SO HIGH AND SO FAR, AND REALLY COOL HOW PHYSICS WORKS IN OUR REAL WORLD, TOO.>>I REALLY LOVE SCIENCE. AND I KIND OF WHEN I WAS YOUNGER DIDN’T THINK I COULD DO ANYTHING, BUT SEEING A LOT OF WOMEN IN SPACE, IN THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION WAS REALLY EMPOWERING.>>THE MESSAGE THAT I GOT TODAY WAS THAT WOMEN CAN WORK IN S.T.E.M. FIELD.>>WHEN I WAS WATCHING THE WOMEN, I WAS PROUD TO BE A FEMALE INTERESTED IN SUBJECTS LIKE THEM.>>I WANT THEM TO SEE THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT MEN CAN ACCOMPLISH AND WOMEN CAN ACCOMPLISH. MAYBE THEY’LL READ MORE ABOUT THE WOMEN OR SPACE TRAVEL IN GENERAL. AND LOVE IT.>>Adrienne: AND I LOVE LISTENING TO THOSE ELOQUENT VOICES. I HAVE TO CONFESS, I’M PARTIAL, THAT’S WHERE I WENT TO SCHOOL. BIGGO SHOUTOUT TO ALL OF YOU. [ * ] * THE SNOW IS FALLING >>Adrienne: IF YOU HAVE FLOWN IN THE WINTER OR UP NORTH BEFORE, THIS MIGHT SOUND FAMILIAR. YOU LINE UP, YOU GET THROUGH SECURITY, YOU BOARD THE PLANE, ONLY TO BE STUCK ON THE TARMAC WAITING FOR THE PLANE TO BE DE-ICED. BUT FOR PASSENGERS AND CREW ON AN AIR CANADA FLIGHT FROM YELLOWKNIFE EARLIER THIS WEEK, THAT WAIT WASN’T SO BAD. THEY WERE TREATED TO A PERFORMANCE BY THE CANADIAN CHAMBER CHOIR. THEIR RENDITION FOR GORDON LIGHTFOOT’S SONG, FOR A WINTER’S NIGHT IS THE PERFORMANCE.>>FLIGHT ATTENDANTS WERE GREAT ABOUT IT. PILOT KEPT US UPDATED. UNFORTUNATELY, THEY RAN OUT OF DE-ICING FLUID SO THEY HAD TO KEEP US ON THE TARMAC FOR QUITE A WHILE. WE THOUGHT, BEING A CHOIR, THE BEST WAY TO PASS THE TIME WAS TO BREAK OUT INTO SONG. THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT INTRODUCED US. IT’S A PIECE AS A CHOIR WE PERFORM UNACCOMPANIED. SO WE DIDN’T HAVE TO STAND IN THE AISLES. A COUPLE OF THEM HAD BEEN AT OUR CONCERT THE NIGHT BEFORE. [ * ] SO IT WAS KIND OF NEAT FOR THEM TO MAKE THE CONNECTION WE WERE THE CANADIAN CHAMBER CHOIR FROM THE NIGHT BEFORE.>>Adrienne: HOW GREAT IS THAT SONG, TOTALLY APPROPRIATE. IT WAS THE FIRST SNOW FALL OF THE SEASON IN YELLOWKNIFE. AND IT’S THE FIRST TIME THEY PERFORMED IN THE NORTH AFTER 20 YEARS OF PERFORMING TOGETHER. THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH. GOOD NIGHT. [ * ]

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