The National for June 2, 2019 — Calls for Justice, Raptors’ Game 2, Sunday Interview


(*)>>Rosemary: TONIGHT… PAIN AND HEALING.>>THIS IS THE LAST BIT OF STUFF I HAD LEFT OF HER.>>Rosemary: THEIR TESTIMONY ABOUT THEIR LOVED ONES WHEN THE NATIONAL INQUIRY OPENED UP DEEP WOUNDS. ARE THEY GETTING THE HELP THEY WERE PROMISED?>>THE GOVERNMENT IS PLANNING TO ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET.>>Rosemary: THE MOOD HERE IN THE U.K. ON THE EVE OF AN UNUSUAL STATE VISIT. COULD THE TIMING BE MORE AWKWARD? [Cheers and Applause]>>Rosemary: AND EPISODE TWO OF THE LATEST GREAT CANADIAN DRAMA. THE RAPTORS TRY TO GRIP THE SERIES WITH A KAWHI LEONARD-LIKE CLAW.>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*) (*)>>>JUST HOURS FROM NOW CANADA CONFRONTS A RECORD OF VIOLENCE AND NEGLECT. THE NATIONAL INQUIRY INTO MURDERED AND MISSING INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS MAKES ITS FINAL REPORT PUBLIC TOMORROW. THE WITNESSES WHO DETAILED THEIR PAIN AND SUFFERING PAID A TREMENDOUS EMOTIONAL COST. THE REPORT RUNS 1,200 PAGES, BASED ON WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS PLUS TESTIMONY FROM 24 PUBLIC HEARINGS, ATTENDED BY MORE THAN 2,300 CANADIANS. ON FRIDAY WE REPORTED SOME EARLY DETAILS AND TOMORROW WE WILL, OF COURSE, BRING YOU THE FULL PICTURE. BUT TONIGHT WE’RE FOCUSING ON THAT AWFUL BURDEN BORN BY SURVIVORS. THEY’VE BEEN OFFERED COUNSELING TO HELP THEM COPE. OLIVIA STEFANOVICH EXAMINES WHAT’S BEEN DONE AND WHAT ELSE THEY MIGHT NEED.>>Reporter: VANESSA BROOKS HOLDS ON TO HER SISTER’S BELONGINGS CLOSELY AS SHE PACKS HER BAG TO ATTEND THE NATIONAL INQUIRY’S CLOSING CEREMONY.>>THIS IS THE LAST BIT OF STUFF I HAVE LEFT OF HER.>>Reporter: TANYA WAS MURDERED A DECADE AGO.>>MY SISTER WAS A VERY BEAUTIFUL HUMAN BEING. HER LIFE MATTERED AND I THINK THAT’S THE BIGGEST MESSAGE THAT I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CONVEY IS THAT THESE GIRLS’ LIVES MATTERED.>>Reporter: BROOKS WAS ONE OF HUNDREDS OF FAMILY MEMBERS WHO TESTIFIED AT THE NATIONAL INQUIRY. SHE SAYS THAT THE INQUIRY’S COUNSELLING AND TRADITIONAL HEALING SERVICES GAVE HER STRENGTH.>>IT MEANS THAT TANYA IS GOING TO LIVE ON IN THE MINDS AND HEARTS OF CANADIANS.>>Reporter: FAMILY MEMBERS AND SURVIVORS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE INDIVIDUALIZED THERAPY PLANS, BASED ON THEIR NEEDS. BUT NOT EVERYONE TOOK PART.>>THIS WAS A HARMFUL PROCESS.>>Reporter: MEGGIE CYWINK WANTED TO TESTIFY ABOUT HER SISTER, SONYA, WHO WAS KILLED 45 YEARS AGO IN SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO. BUT SHE SAYS THAT IN THE END THAT SHE COULDN’T BECAUSE THE PROCESS WAS TOO TALKED DOWN AND NOT COMMUNITY DRIVEN.>>THIS WAS NOT BASED ON CEREMONY. IT WASN’T BASED ON THE PROTOCOLS OF THE NISHNAWBE PEOPLE. SO I FELT LIKE THAT I WAS GOING INTO SOMETHING FOREIGN TO ME.>>Reporter: STILL, SHE’S HERE TO ADVOCATE FOR THE FAMILIES WHO DIDN’T PARTICIPATE.>>AND THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED AND GIVEN THAT OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THAT SUPPORT IF THEY NEEDED IT.>>Reporter: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS IT WILL PROVIDE COUNSELING TO FAMILIES AND SURVIVORS FOR ONE MORE YEAR. WHAT HAPPENS AFTERWARDS IS UNCLEAR.>>IT WILL BE A MATTER OF US SORTING OUT BASED ON WHAT’S IN THE REPORT, BUT ALSO LISTENING TO FAMILIES AS TO HOW WE MAKE SURE THAT THE FAMILIES FEEL SUPPORTED IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY.>>Reporter: FOR CYWINK AND BROOKS, THE INQUIRY MAY BE OVER, BUT THERE IS SO MUCH WORK LEFT TO DO.>>THERE IS NO END DATE TO WHAT WE DO. WOMEN CONTINUE TO GO MISSING AND WOMEN CONTINUE TO BE MURDERED.>>Reporter: EACH HOPES THAT THE GOVERNMENTS RESPOND WITH MEANINGFUL CHANGE THAT WILL MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE OR DEATH. OLIVIA STEFANOVICH, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Rosemary: THE REPORT MAKES 231 RECOMMENDATIONS OR WHAT IT HAS NAMED “CALLS FOR ACTION.” THEY INCLUDE MAKING SURE THAT THERE IS SAFE AND AFFORDABLE TRANSIT FOR WOMEN LIVING IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES. CONSIDERING VIOLENCE AGAINST INDIGENOUS WOMEN AS AN AGGRAVATING FACTOR WHEN IT COMES TIME FOR SENTENCING. AND ENSURING INDIGENOUS REPRESENTATION ON POLICE SERVICES BOARDS. CREATING A NATIONAL TASK FORCE TO REVIEW AND IF NEEDED TO REINVESTIGATE CASES OF MISSING AND MURDERED WOMEN AND GIRLS. OUR COVERAGE CONTINUES TOMORROW WHEN THE REPORT IS OFFICIALLY RELEASED IN GATINEAU, QUÉBEC. YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE THE PRIME MINISTER THERE AS WELL AS HIS MINISTERS AND, OF COURSE, SOME OF THE RELATIVES OF MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS.>>>CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADER ANDREW SCHEER HAS DEMOTED ONE OF HIS M.P.s AFTER WE BROKE A STORY ON “THE NATIONAL” LAST THURSDAY. HERE’S A REMINDER OF WHAT GOT THAT M.P. INTO HOT WATER… MICHAEL COOPER WAS PART OF A JUSTICE COMMITTEE HEARING TESTIMONY LAST WEEK ABOUT ONLINE HATE. FAISAL KHAN SURI, A MUSLIM PUBLIC AFFAIRS MEMBER, DESCRIBED THE INTERNET HABITS OF A MAN WHO KILLED SIX PEOPLE AT A QUÉBEC CITY MOSQUE.>>THE EVIDENCE FROM BISSONNETTE’S COMPUTER SHOWED THAT HE REPEATEDLY SOUGHT CONTENT ABOUT ANTI-IMMIGRANT AND ALT-RIGHT AND CONSERVATIVE COMMENTARIES AND MASS MURDERERS. AND U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP.>>Rosemary: AND COOPER RESPONDED…>>FIRST OF ALL, MR. SURI, I TAKE GREAT UMBRAGE WITH YOUR DEFAMATORY COMMENTS TO TRY TO LINK CONSERVATIVISM WITH VIOLENT AND EXTREMIST ATTACKS.>>Rosemary: COOPER CITED THE MANIFESTO OF THE CHRISTCHURCH KILLER TO REFUTE THAT SHOOTER’S SUPPOSED CONSERVATIVE LEANINGS, TELLING SURI…>>YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED.>>Rosemary: OTHER MEMBERS OBJECTED. AND THE COMMITTEE MET BRIEFLY IN PRIVATE AND THEN COOPER APOLOGISED IN PART.>>I WILL WITHDRAW SAYING THAT HE SHOULD BE ASHAMED. CERTAINLY NOT THE REST OF WHAT I SAID.>>Rosemary: DAVID COCHRANE IS HERE NOW WITH SOME FALLOUT FROM THE STORY THAT YOU BROKE LAST WEEK, DAVID. THIS UNFOLDED PRETTY QUICKLY IN THE PAST COUPLE DAYS?>>Reporter: ROSIE, THE ELECTION IS FIVE MONTHS AWAY SO ANDREW SCHEER HAD TO MOVE FAST AND HE’S RESPONDED BY STRIPPING MICHAEL COOPER OF HIS SEAT ON THE HOUSE OF COMMONS JUSTICE COMMITTEE. HE POSTED HIS REASONS ON TWITTER. HERE’S WHAT HE SAID “READING THE NAMES AND QUOTING THE WORDS OF THE CHRISTCHURCH SHOOTER, ESPECIALLY WHEN DIRECTED AT A MUSLIM WITNESS DURING A PARLIAMENTARY HEARING IS INSENSITIVE AND UNACCEPTABLE. MR. COOPER HAS APOLOGISED. I ACCEPT HIS APOLOGY AND I CONSIDER THE MATTER CLOSED.” TO THIS POINT COOPER HAS REFUSED TO DO ANY INTERVIEWS BUT HE POSTED AN APOLOGY ON TWITTER AND HERE’S WHAT HE SAID, “I QUOTED THE WORDS OF A WHITE SUPREMACIST ANTI-MUSLIM MASS MURDERER IN AN ILL ADVICED ATTEMPT TO DEMONSTRATE THAT SUCH ACTS ARE NOT LINKED TO MR. CONSERVATIVISM. I ABSOLUTELY SHOULD NOT HAVE QUOTED THESE WORDS NOR NAMED THE PERPETRATOR. THIS WAS A MISTAKE. I APOLOGISE TO MR. SURI AND TO ALL CANADIANS. I REITERATE THAT I UNEQUIVOCALLY CONDEMN ALL FORMS OF RACISM.” ROSIE, WHAT’S INTERESTING, ON THE NIGHT THAT WE PUBLISHED THIS STORY, MICHAEL COOPER HAD A RETWEET TO A LINK OF IT AND HE’S CLEARLY HAD A CHANGE OF HEART, THAT TWEET IS NOW GONE AND AS WELL AS HIS SEAT ON THE JUSTICE COMMITTEE.>>Rosemary: WHAT DOES THE WITNESS, MR. SURI, SAY ABOUT THIS?>>HE TOLD CBC NEWS THAT STRIPPING COOPER OF HIS COMMITTEE SEAT, CAN BE SEEN AS A SLAP ON THE WRIST. HE’S STILL THE DEPUTY JUSTICE CRITIC, HE’S STILL IN THE CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS. MR. SURI SAYS THAT MAYBE COOPER SHOULD LOSE BOTH OF THOSE. HERE’S WHAT HE SAID…>>AS OUR POSITION — AND AS CANADIANS — WE EXPECT OUR LEADERS TO HOLD THEMSELVES TO A VERY HIGH DEGREE OF STANDARDS AND FOR SUCH A MEMBER, SHOULD NEVER BE PART OF CAUCUS AND SHOULD NEVER RETAIN HIS POSITION.>>Reporter: ROSIE, THAT’S A COMMON REACTION TO THIS STORY ONLINE, ESPECIALLY EXPECT TO HEAR THAT FROM THE LIBERALS.>>Rosemary: OKAY, DAVID COCHRANE, GREAT REPORTING, THANK YOU.>>Reporter: YOU’RE WELCOME. THANKS.>>Rosemary: LET’S SHIFT GEARS NOW TO WHAT IS SHAPING UP TO BE A BIG WEEK ACROSS THE ATLANTIC. BEGINNING TOMORROW IN THE U.K. AND THEN A FEW DAYS FROM NOW IN FRANCE. IT PROMISES TO BRING A REAL MIXTURE OF EMOTIONS. AND, ADRIENNE, YOU’RE IN LONDON TONIGHT, GETTING READY TO LEAD OUR COVERAGE ON ALL OF THAT?>>Adrienne: THAT’S RIGHT, ROSIE. THIS WEEK MARKS A REALLY IMPORTANT ANNIVERSARY — 75 YEARS SINCE CANADIAN SOLDIERS HELPED TO STORM THE BEACHES OF NORMANDY. IT WAS A TURNING POINT IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND LATER THIS WEEK ON JUNO BEACH THOSE SOLDIERS WILL BE HONOURED. BUT TONIGHT WE ARE IN LONDON, FAMOUS FOR PICCADILLY CIRCUS, WHERE IT HAS THE NATION’S FULL ATTENTION. IT’S THE MUCH HYPED STATE VISIT OF DONALD TRUMP. AS THE CBC’S MARGARET EVANS EXPLAINS, THE TIMING IS A LITTLE AWKWARD AND IF RECENT HISTORY IS ANY INDICATION, THIS VISIT COULD BE A BIT OF A BUMPY ONE. (*)>>Reporter: THE U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP VISITS LONDON, TAKE TWO. SO WHAT’S TO GO WRONG? (*) WELL, YOU COULDN’T DESCRIBE THE LAST ONE AS A RAGING SUCCESS. THERE WERE MASSIVE STREET PROTESTS. THE PRESIDENT SEEMED TO MISPLACE THE QUEEN AT ONE POINT. AND HE INSULTED HIS HOST, BADLY SO. HE TOLD “THE SUN” NEWSPAPER THAT THERESA MAY’S ARCH RIVAL BORIS JOHNSON WOULD BE A GREAT PRIME MINISTER. AND HE ACCUSED HER OF MESSING UP BREXIT. IT LEFT A SO-CALLED SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP A LITTLE TATTERED AND JUST WHEN BRITAIN NEEDED IT MOST. A YEAR LATER AND BRITAIN FEELS JUST AS NEEDY, MAYBE EVEN MORE SO, RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A FULL-ON CODE RED BREXIT-FUELLED CRISIS. THE FEAR IS THAT TRUMP WILL WADE IN AND POUR A WHOLE BOATLOAD OF SALT ON AN OPEN WOUND.>>IT REALLY DOES BEG THE BELIEF THAT IN THIS MOMENT IN PARTICULAR THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS PLANNING TO ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET.>>Reporter: PROTESTERS ARE PLANNING TO ROLL OUT THIS GUY AGAIN, FLOATING BABY TRUMP, AND KEY POLITICAL FIGURES HAVE DECLINED INVITES TO A STATE DINNER IN TRUMP’S HONOUR.>>ORDER!>>Reporter: IT ALL HAS THE FEEL OF A PERFECT STORM BREWING. SO HOW TO CALM IT? WE ASKED AN EXPERT HOW BRITISH DIPLOMATS SHOULD BE PREPARING FOR THE SECOND COMING OF DONALD TRUMP.>>I THINK THAT THE WORST THING TO DO IS TO CONSIDER HIM TO BE A MIXTURE OF A VILLAIN AND A BUFFON AND TO BE TREATED ACCORDINGLY.>>Reporter: TIP NUMBER TWO — BRING IN THE ROYALS, AND LOTS OF THEM.>>A STATE VISIT IS QUITE A THING. THERE WILL BE A LOT OF SOLDIERS MARCHING AROUND AND CHAPS IN UNIFORMS.>>Reporter: BUT WILL IT BE ENOUGH TO WARM UP RELATIONS AND MAKE BRITAIN FEEL JUST A LITTLE LESS ALONE AS IT PREPARES — OR NOT — TO LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION? THE MAY-TRUMP CHEMISTRY IS NOTORIOUSLY BAD. SHE’S ON HER LAST LEGS AND PLEDGING TO RESIGN SOON, BUT SHE’LL STILL BE THE ONE TO TALK TRADE AND SECURITY WITH TRUMP THIS WEEK.>>COULD ANOTHER BRITISH POLITICIAN GET ON BETTER WITH TRUMP THAN THERESA MAY? OBVIOUSLY YES. HE’S EXPRESSED ADMIRATION FOR BORIS JOHNSON, AND ADMIRATION FOR NIGEL FARAGE.>>Reporter: BUT WILL HE TRY TO SEE THEM WHEN HE’S HERE? AND IF HE DOES, WILL IT JUST BE SEEN AS ONE MORE ATTEMPT TO INTERFERE IN BRITISH POLITICS? BOJO, AS HE’S KNOWN HERE, BY THE WAY, IS ONE OF THE FRONT-RUNNERS IN THE CONTEST TO REPLACE THERESA MAY AS LEADER OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY AND SO THE COUNTRY. MARGARET EVANS, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Adrienne: NOW FULL STATE VISITS LIKE THIS ARE REALLY VERY RARE. TRUMP IS ONLY THE THIRD U.S. PRESIDENT TO GET ONE. HIS PACKED SCHEDULE WILL INCLUDE A LOT OF FACETIME WITH THE QUEEN WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTS, BUT ALONG WITH THE SPLASH OF THIS VISIT THERE IS SOME REAL SUBSTANCE TO DEAL WITH.>>GETTING WHAT YOU WANT IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE…>>Adrienne: THE TOP OF THE LIST IS WHAT HAPPENS TO THE WORLD’S LARGEST TELECOM COMPANY, CHINESE GIANT HUAWEI. THE U.K. IS CONSIDERING LETTING HUAWEI BUILD SOME OF ITS 5G NETWORK, THAT IS THE NEXT-GENERATION NETWORK THAT THE GLOBE CRAVES WITH SPEEDS TO MAKE DRIVERLESS CARS POSSIBLE. THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE U.S. BLACKLISTED HUAWEI, CONVINCED THAT IT COULD BE A VEHICLE FOR ESPIONAGE BY THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT.>>WE BELIEVE THAT THIS ABANDONS PRECEDENT.>>Adrienne: YES, THIS IS PART OF THE U.S.-CHINA TRADE SPAT, CHINA AND CANADA UNDERSTANDS THAT TENSION. IT’S THE HUAWEI SENIOR EXECUTIVE, AFTER ALL, ARRESTED IN VANCOUVER ON REQUEST OF THE U.S. CANADA PAID DEARLY FOR THAT. THE U.K. MIGHT PAY TOO. DONALD TRUMP SAYS THAT IF THE BRITISH ALLOW HUAWEI TO GET INVOLVED IN 5G HERE HE WILL END INTELLIGENCE SHARING BETWEEN THE U.K. AND THE U.S.>>THE FUTURE MUST HAVE WESTERN VALUES EMBEDDED WITHIN IT.>>Adrienne: IN NATIONAL SECURITY CIRCLES THAT’S A MIND-BLOWING THREAT, GIVEN THAT THE U.K. AND THE U.S., OF UPON, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND CANADA MAKE UP THE FIVE EYES INTELLIGENCE NETWORK. A DECREE LIKE TRUMPS COULD STING CANADIANS TOO. BE PREPARED FOR THAT SUBJECT TO DOMINATE AT A NEWS CONFERENCE HERE ON TUESDAY. NOT THE ONLY HOT TOPIC BUT ONE THAT DEFINITELY BURNS. AND DONALD TRUMP, BEING DONALD TRUMP, HE HAS ALREADY STOKED PRE-VISIT FLAMES. PAUL HUNTER LOOKS AT THAT. (*)>>Reporter: THE MESSAGE IN THIS NEW AD FOR BRITAIN’S SKY NEWS NETWORK SEEMS OMINOUSLY CLEAR WITH SHADOWS FALLING OVER EVERYTHING BRITISH, EVEN THE QUEEN. THE CUT LINE — HE’S BACK, TRUMP THE BABY BLIMP IN DIAPERS. AND AS BRITAIN BRACES, TRUMP, MEANWHILE, IS TALKING ABOUT EVERYTHING. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH “THE SUNDAY TIMES” HE GAVE THIS ADVICE TO BRITAIN ON BREXIT TALKS.>>President Donald Trump: IF YOU DON’T GET THE DEAL YOU WANT, A FAIR DEAL, THEN YOU WALK AWAY.>>Reporter: AND HE SUPPORTED BREXIT HARDLINER NIGEL FARAGE WHO HAS CALLED THERESA MAY BRITAIN’S WORST EVER PRIME MINISTER.>>President Donald Trump: I LIKE NIGEL A LOT. AND I THINK THAT HE’S GOT A LOT TO OFFER. I THINK THAT HE’S AN ASSET TO YOUR COUNTRY.>>Reporter: LAST WEEK TRUMP SEEMED TO TAKE ON MEGHAN MARKLE, THE AMERICAN-BORN ACTRESS AND NOW DUCHESS OF SUSSEX. HE SPOKE WITH “THE SUN TABLOID ON FRIDAY.>>SHE SAID SHE’D MOVE TO LONDON IF YOU GOT ELECTED. IT TURNS OUT THAT SHE MOVED TO BRITAIN.>>President Donald Trump: WELL, THAT WOULD BE GOOD. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE MOVING HERE, SO WHAT CAN I SAY? NO, I DIDN’T KNOW THAT SHE WAS NASTY.>>Reporter: FOR ALL OF THE ABOVE AND MORE, MANY IN BRITAIN ARE AGHAST. LONDON’S MAYOR SADIQ KHAN TODAY LIKENED TRUMP TO A 20th CENTURY FASCIST WHO IS FLAT OUT NOT WORTHY OF RED CARPET TREATMENT IN BRITAIN.>>WHY DO I SAY THAT? I THINK THAT CLOSE ALLIES AKIN TO A BEST FRIEND. AND THE THING ABOUT A BEST FRIEND, OF COURSE, YOU STAND SHOULDER-TO-SHOULDER WITH THEM IN TIMES OF ADVERSITY AND YOU HAVE TO CALL THEM OUT WHEN YOU THINK THEY’RE WRONG. THERE’S SO MANY THINGS ABOUT PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S POLICIES THAT ARE THE ANTITHESIS AGAINST OUR VALUES IN LONDON, PLUS OUR VALUES IN THE COUNTRY.>>Reporter: ON HIS WAY TO THE U.K. TODAY, TRUMP DENIED SAYING AS HE PUT IT “ANY BAD COMMENTS ABOUT MEGHAN MARKLE.” AND HE TOLD REPORTERS THAT HE EXPECTS THAT THE TRIP WILL BE “VERY INTERESTING.” FEW DOUBT THAT. PAUL HUNTER, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Rosemary: OKAY, SO, ADRIENNE, DONALD TRUMP IS OBVIOUSLY GOING TO DOMINATE THE NEWS AGENDA IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. BUT LATER THIS WEEK PEOPLE THERE AND HERE AT HOME WILL MARK A MOMENTOUS OCCASION.>>Adrienne: ABSOLUTELY. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT JUNE 6, 1944, THAT WAS D-DAY, THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. THERE IS A LOT OF SACRIFICE IN THE SANDS OF THOSE BEACHES IN NORMANDY. SOME 14,000 CANADIANS STORMED JUNO BEACH IN PARTICULAR. SO THAT IS WHERE WE WILL BE ON THURSDAY, INCREDIBLY ALONG WITH SOME OF THE VETERANS WHO SERVED THAT DAY.>>Rosemary: OKAY, LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT COVERAGE AND YOUR COVERAGE ALL WEEK. THANK YOU, ADRIENNE.>>>AND ON THURSDAY AS ADRIENNE MENTIONED CBC NEWS WILL HAVE FULL COVERAGE MARKING THAT 75th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY, HOSTED, OF COURSE, BY ADRIENNE. OUR SPECIAL STARTS AT 5:00 a.m. EASTERN AND IT WILL BE BOTH ON CBC TELEVISION AND CBC NEWS NETWORK AND YOU CAN LIVESTREAM IT ON cbcnews.ca AND, OF COURSE, ON GEM.>>>WE’RE WATCHING THE DEVELOPING STORY IN THE OTTAWA AREA TONIGHT.>>TAKE THE KIDS AND GO IN THE BASEMENT.>>Rosemary: AT LEAST ONE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE REGION. HIGH WINDS TORE THROUGH THE ORLEANS AREA, THAT’S IN EASTERN END EARLY THIS EVENING CAUSING SOME PRETTY SEVERE DAMAGE TO HOMES. NO INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED BUT THERE ARE REPORTS THAT THERE WAS ANOTHER POSSIBLE TORNADO IN NEARBY GATINEAU, QUÉBEC. AND THE WINDS WERE BLOWING BACK AND FORTH FOR RAPTOR FANS TONIGHT IN A HARD FOUGHT BATTLE AGAINST THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS IN GAME TWO OF THE NBA FINALS.>>TRIGGERS A THREE — NO. [BUZZER]>>THAT WILL DO IT. GOLDEN STATE TAKES GAME TWO OF THE NBA FINALS.>>Rosemary: IN THE END THE WIN WENT WITH GOLDEN STATE. IT DID LOOK LIKE THE RAPTORS GAME IN FIRST HALF BUT THE WARRIORS WERE IN FIRE IN THE SECOND AND NAILING THREE-POINTERS AND CONTROLLING THE PACE PRETTY WELL. AND AS YOU SAW JUST WINNING. OKAY, LET’S CHECK IN AGAIN WITH GREG ROSS AT JURASSIC PARK. SO THAT WAS SORT OF NOT AS FUN. HOW ARE THE FANS DOING RIGHT NOW?>>Reporter: WELL, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SIX GAMES, ROSEMARY, THE FANS LEAVE JURASSIC PARK WITHOUT CELEBRATING. THEY JUST KIND OF WALKED OUT WITH THEIR HEADS DOWN, OBVIOUSLY, DISAPPOINTING FINISH IN THIS GAME FOR RAPTORS FANS. 109-104 WAS THE FINAL SCORE. GOLDEN STATE EVENS THIS SERIES UP AT ONE GAME APIECE AS THEY HEAD TO OAKLAND FOR GAME THREE OF THIS SERIES. I’VE GOT SOME SAD FANS THAT DID STICK AROUND TO TALK TO ME HERE. OBVIOUSLY, THAT WAS A TOUGH ONE TO WATCH. ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THE RAPTORS SEEMED TO BE IN CONTROL FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THAT GAME.>>YEAH, IT REALLY WAS. WE FELL APART IN THE WHOLE SECOND HALF, FELL APART IN THE FIRST TWO QUARTERS OF THE GAME AND PICKED UP IN THE THIRD QUARTER AND THE FOURTH QUARTER WE START TO SLACK A BIT MORE.>>Reporter: YOU GUYS STILL HAVE THE CONFIDENCE THAT YOU HAD COMING INTO THIS GAME?>>YEAH, I MEAN, WE WON GAME ONE. I FEEL THAT WE HAVE THE CONFIDENCE TO TAKE GAME TWO, ESPECIALLY WITHOUT KEVIN DURANT AND THEY DON’T HAVE THE CAPABILITIES, BUT CLAY THOMPSON DID GO DOWN — DID GO DOWN HARD BUT HE DIDN’T HAVE HIS GAME AT THE END.>>Reporter: YOU FEEL THAT THE RAPTORS CAN BOUNCE BACK?>>I THINK SO, BUT WE HAVE TO WIN EITHER GAME THREE OR GAME FOUR. I THINK THAT GAME THREE IS THE ONE.>>Reporter: THAT WILL BE THE IMPORTANT THING, ROSEMARY, THE RAPTORS NOW HAVE TO GO OUT ON THE ROAD AND THEY HAVE TO PLAY IN A VERY TOUGH BUILDING AND THEY HAVE TO TRY TO FIND A WAY TO SEAL A GAME ON THE ROAD IN THIS SERIES. WE’LL SEE IF THEY CAN GET IT DONE IN THE NEXT WEEK.>>Rosemary: THOSE ARE SOME PRETTY SAD FACES, GREG ROZ. MORE FUN WHEN WE WIN, THAT’S FOR SURE. THANK YOU FOR THIS, GREG ROSS IN JURASSIC PARK TONIGHT.>>>WE’LL HAVE MORE ON THE RAPTORS TONIGHT IN SPITE OF THAT, AND INCLUDING OUR INTERVIEW WITH GLEN GRUNWALD. AND LATER, THE PRICE OF HISTORY, ONE AUSTRALIAN SUPERFAN RECOUNTS HISTORY.>>I’LL HAVE $5,000 BY THE TIME I WALK AWAY, MINUS A BEER OR (*)>>THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU GET INEXCUSABLE SERVICE AND IT’S COMPLETELY UNPREDICTABLE, FLIGHT AFTER FLIGHT. I DREAD ENTERING CANADIAN AIR SPACE FOR THAT REASON.>>Rosemary: SOME STRONG WORDS BASED ON PERSONAL EXPERIENCE FROM AN ADVOCATE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. HE SAYS THAT VOLUNTARY CODES OF PRACTISE BY AIRLINES JUST AREN’T GOOD ENOUGH TO PROTECT VULNERABLE TRAVELLERS. AND TONIGHT TWO FAMILIES ARE TELLING OUR “GO PUBLIC” TEAM HARROWING STORIES OF THEIR OWN. AS ROSA MARCHITELLI FOUND OUT, THEY’RE DEMANDING ANSWERS AFTER THEY SAY THAT THEIR ELDERLY PARENTS WERE ABANDONED AT THE AIRPORT FOR HOURS.>>Reporter: MOHAN KHARKI’S PARENTS HAVE TROUBLE WALKING AND THEY DON’T SPEAK ENGLISH. SO WHEN THEY WANTED TO TRAVEL FROM THEIR HOME IN NEPAL TO SEE HIM IN EDMONTON HE REQUESTED WHEELCHAIRS AND SPECIAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE AIRLINES. WESTJET AND CATHAY PACIFIC, THEY MADE IT AS FAR AS VANCOUVER BUT FAILED TO ARRIVE IN EDMONTON.>>WE THOUGHT THAT THEY WERE SOMEWHERE IN THE CORNER OF THE AIRPORT OR JUST SITTING THERE AND NOT KNOWING WHERE TO GO.>>Reporter: FOR MORE THAN 12 HOURS NEITHER AIRLINE COULD TELL KARKI WHERE HIS PARENTS WERE. CATHAY PACIFIC SAID THAT THEY WERE DROPPED OFF AT THE VANCOUVER AIRPORT FOR A FINAL FLIGHT. WESTJET TOLD THEM THAT THERE WAS NO SIGN OF THE PAIR. YOUR PARENTS HAD BEEN MISSING FOR MORE THAN 12 HOURS — NO FOOD, NO WATER, NO WASHROOM BREAKS. DID YOU EVER GET AN EXPLANATION?>>I NEVER GOT ANY EXPLANATION.>>Reporter: HE SAYS THAT HE GAVE UP ON THE AIRLINES AND CALLED THE RCMP. IT TOOK THE OFFICERS JUST 20 MINUTES TO FIND THE COUPLE CONFUSED IN THEIR WHEELCHAIRS AND JUST STEPS FROM THE WESTJET COUNTER.>>SHE WAS SCARED AND SHAKY.>>Reporter: THE SAME THING AT THE SAME AIRPORT HAPPENED TO TANG FANG’S 76-YEAR-OLD MOTHER ON HER TRIP HOME TO VIETNAM. HE SAYS THAT A WESTJET EMPLOYEE DROPPED HER OFF AT THE WRONG DEPARTURE GATE.>>MY MOM TOLD ME THAT THE WHEELCHAIR ATTENDANT JUST LEFT HER THERE WITHOUT TALKING TO ANYONE.>>Reporter: HE SAYS THAT SHE WAS IN THAT WHEELCHAIR FOR ALMOST EIGHT HOURS UNTIL AN EMPLOYEE FROM A DIFFERENT AIRLINE FOUND HER.>>IT IS APPALLING TREATMENT THAT SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN IN CANADA.>>Reporter: DAVID LEPOFSKY IS AN ADVOCATE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND HE SAYS THAT ASSISTANCE SERVICES ARE UNRELIABLE BECAUSE AIRLINES SET DIFFERENT RULES.>>THE RULES SHOULD MAKE IT CLEAR AND THE REGULATORS SHOULD MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THEY CAN’T PASS THE BUCK TO EACH OTHER.>>Reporter: THE REGULATOR, THE CANADIAN TRANSPORT AGENCY, HOPES TO HAVE LEGALLY BINDING REGULATIONS IN PLACE BY NEXT SUMMER WITH PENALTIES FOR TRAVEL PROVIDERS WHO BREAK THE RULES. THE GOAL IS TO PROVIDE SEAMLESS ASSISTANCE FROM THE TIME THAT PEOPLE ARRIVE AT THE AIRPORT UNTIL THE END OF THEIR TRIP.>>THEY NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PASSENGERS DON’T FALL BETWEEN THE CRACKS.>>Reporter: CATHAY PACIFIC SAID THAT IT FOLLOWED PROTOCOL WHEN THEY HANDED MOHAN KARKI’S PARENTS OVER TO WESTJET. AND THE TWO AIRLINES ARE NOW CONDUCTING INTERNATIONAL REVIEWS. ROSA MARCHITELLI, CBC NEWS, CALGARY.>>Rosemary: IF YOU HAVE A STORY IDEA OR A TIP FOR OUR “GO PUBLIC” TEAM YOU CAN REACH THEM AT [email protected]>>>STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL,” WITH RAPTORS FEVER REACHING NEW HEIGHTS, IAN SITS DOWN WITH THE TEAM’S FORMER MANAGER TO TALK ABOUT THEIR RISE AND THE STATE OF BASKETBALL IN CANADA.>>WE’RE THE MOST POPULAR SPORT AMONGST YOUNG PEOPLE, THE MOST POPULAR SPORT AMONGST NEWCOMERS TO CANADA. THE BASKETBALL EMOJI IS THE MOST POPULAR EMOJI ON TWITTER. (*) (*)>>A HUGE BASKETBALL FAN, THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BARACK OBAMA HERE…>>Rosemary: SO WE’LL SEE IF PRESIDENT OBAMA CAN HELP THE WARRIORS OUT, ASSUMING THAT’S WHO HE’S SUPPORTING, NOT A GIVEN BUT DON’T TELL THESE FANS. THE RAPS’ LONG ROAD TO THIS POINT HAS TAKEN YEARS AND WAS LAID DOWN IN PART BY THIS MAN, THE FORMER G.M. GLEN GRUNWALD. HE HELPED TO BUILD THE MODERN RAPTORS MACHINE. BUT IF GRUNWALD CHANGED THE RAPTORS, CANADA SORT OF CHANGED HIM. BORN IN THE U.S. HE’S NOW A PROUD CANADIAN CITIZEN WITH A FULL-ON COMMITMENT TO IMRING BASKETBALL IN THIS COUNTRY. IAN SAT DOWN WITH GLEN GRUNWALD IN VANCOUVER.>>Ian: WHEN THE RAPTORS WERE INTRODUCED TO THE WORLD IN 1994, BASKETBALL HALL OF FAMER ISAIAH THOMAS WAS BROUGHT IN AS THE STAR EXECUTIVE. HIS OLD COLLEGE TEAMMATE GLEN GRUNWALD BY HIS SIDE. BY 1997, GRUNWALD TOOK OVER AS GENERAL MANAGER AS THE TEAM STRUGGLED.>>WE WOULD HAVE HAD MORE WINS THIS YEAR, YOU KNOW, WITH LESS INJURIES.>>Ian: CUE VINCE CARTER.>>VINCE CARTER, NO! NO, I HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING!>>Ian: GRUNWALD ORCHESTRATED CARTER’S ARRIVAL IN TORONTO, TRIGGERING AN EXPLOSION OF THE GAME ACROSS CANADA. UNDER GRUNWALD, THE RAPTORS MADE THE PLAYOFFS THREE TIMES. AND HE OVERSAW THE TEAM THROUGH SOME CRITICAL YEARS OF GROWTH. AFTER SEVEN YEARS WITH TORONTO, GRUNWALD WENT ON TO WORK WITH A NUMBER OF OTHER NBA TEAMS BUT NOW HE’S BACK, THIS TIME AS THE PRESIDENT AND THE C.E.O. OF CANADA BASKETBALL, OVERSEEING THE WOMEN’S AND THE MEN’S NATIONAL TEAMS AND CELEBRATING THE RAPTORS’ RISE TO THE NBA FINALS. I MET UP WITH GLEN GRUNWALD HERE IN VANCOUVER. SO, GLEN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING ME.>>IAN, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>>Ian: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS STUDIO?>>THIS IS THE BEST STUDIO, BASKETBALL AND BEACH AND SUN, WHAT AN AWESOME DAY.>>Ian: ABSOLUTELY. SO YOU REPRESENT A LINK TO A PREVIOUS GENERATION OF RAPTORS AND I’M CURIOUS FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE, HOW HAVE YOU FELT AS THE TEAM HAS ADVANCED THROUGH THE PLAYOFFS?>>JUST SO HAPPY. LIKE, IT’S GREAT TO SEE THE FRUITION OF A LOT OF HARD WORK FROM A LOT OF PEOPLE, BUILDING THE BASKETBALL TO THE PROFESSIONAL LEVEL HERE. AND THEN SEEING HOW THE NATION REACTS TO THE SUCCESS THAT THE RAPTORS ARE HAVING RIGHT NOW.>>Ian: YOU WERE THE GENERAL MANAGER DURING AMONG OTHER THINGS THE VINCE CARTER ERA, THE FIRST TRUE SUPERSTAR I SUPPOSE OF THE TORONTO RAPTORS. I HEARD THAT HE HAD A REAL IMPACT ON ON YOUNG CANADIAN BASKETBALL PLAYERS. TELL US ABOUT THAT.>>WELL, HE WAS A GREAT ROLE MODEL. NOT ONLY WAS HE A VERY TALENTED PLAYER, BUT HE WAS A GOOD PERSON TOO. BUT HE SHOWED THE EXCITEMENT AND JOY THAT BASKETBALL CAN BRING TO BOTH PLAYERS AND COACHES AND PARTICIPANTS AND FANS. SO I THINK THAT REALLY ENERGIZED THE BASKETBALL COMMUNITY TO SEE WHAT COULD HAPPEN WITH BASKETBALL. AND NOW YOU SEE IT HAPPENING, YOU KNOW, WITH THIS RAPTORS PLAYOFF RUN, IT’S BEEN SO EXCITING. AND SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN JOY OUT OF IT. IT’S GREAT TO SEE.>>Ian: AND YOU’RE THE C.E.O. OF BASKETBALL CANADA, SO GIVE ME IN A ONE PARAGRAPH I GUESS THE STATE OF AMATEUR BASKETBALL IN CANADA RIGHT NOW.>>WELL, IT’S GROWN DRAMATICALLY. WE’RE THE MOST POPULAR SPORT AMONGST YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE MOST POPULAR SPORT AMONGST NEWCOMERS TO CANADA. THE BASKETBALL EMOJI IS THE MOST POPULAR EMOJI ON TWITTER SO A LOTS OF GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING. AND OUR NATIONAL TEAMS ARE DOING SO WELL NOW AND OUR WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM IS RANKED FIFTH IN THE WORLD. OUR MEN’S TEAM JUST QUALIFIED FOR THE WORLD CUP IN CHINA THIS COMING SEPTEMBER. AND WE’LL HAVE A LOT OF NBA PLAYERS ON IT. AND WE HAVE MORE NBA PLAYERS — 13 IN FROM CANADA PLAYING THAN IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD EXCEPT FOR THE U.S., OF COURSE. AND THEN WE’LL HAVE THE NBA DRAFT COMING UP AND WE EXPECT TO HAVE AS MANY AS EIGHT PLAYERS DRAFTED. SO EVEN MORE CANADIANS WILL BE IN THE NBA NEXT YEAR. IT’S JUST GREAT TO SEE.>>Ian: IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS WE ARE USED TO HAVING STAR PLAYERS FROM OTHER CITIES OR OTHER COUNTRIES WHO ARE PLAYING FOR THE HOMETOWN TEAM. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, IN HOCKEY A LOT OF CAPTAINS IN THE NHL FROM SWEDEN ON CANADIAN TEAMS. WHAT WAS IT LIKE WHEN YOU WERE THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE RAPTORS TO TRY TO GET PLAYERS WHO AREN’T FROM CANADA TO CONNECT TO TORONTO AND CANADA?>>WELL, I THINK THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT’S HAPPENED OVER THE COURSE OF TIME. NOT ONLY HAVE OUR FANS BECOME BETTER FANS FOR BASKETBALL, BUT NBA PLAYERS AND THE BASKETBALL COMMUNITY AND AGENTS AND OTHER TEAMS SEE HOW GREAT CANADA IS AND HOW GREAT TORONTO IS AND WHAT A GREAT SPORTS COMMUNITY IT IS.>>Ian: BUT IT MUST DEPEND ON WHO THE PERSON IS, OBVIOUSLY AND MAYBE THE ERA. BECAUSE I REMEMBER HEARING STORIES ABOUT GRIZZLIES WHO CAME TO VANCOUVER AND THEY’D SAY THERE’S NO ESPN HERE OR DO YOU EVEN HAVE CABLE TV. AND THEY KIND OF SEEMED TO BE VISITORS, SOME OF THEM, DURING THE SEASON. YOU MUST HAVE HAD SOME OF THOSE CHALLENGES AS WELL?>>YEAH, IT’S AN EDUCATION AND IT’S A GROWING PROCESS AND, YOU KNOW, NOW I DON’T THINK THAT ISSUE EXISTS ANYMORE.>>Ian: I WOULD LIKE YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON THE CURRENT RAPTORS BUT WITH A TWIST. NOT ABOUT HOW THEY’RE DOING ON THE COURT. THERE’S A LOT OF SPORTS CHANNELS THAT CAN TALK ABOUT THAT. BUT AS YOU SEE THE KIND OF PEOPLE WHO ARE RAPTORS RIGHT NOW AND WHAT YOU CAN SEE OF THEM OFF THE COURT, TELL ME ABOUT THAT PART OF IT.>>WELL, LIKE I SAID WE’RE THE MOST POPULAR SPORT AMONGST NEWCOMERS. IN SPORT IT HAS A UNIQUE ABILITY TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER IN A COMMUNITY AND TO CELEBRATE THE SUCCESS AND SHARE IN SOME OF THE PAIN TOO WHEN THINGS DON’T GO AS WELL AS WHEN YOU WANT. BUT THAT’S WHAT IS GREAT ABOUT SPORTS. AND THAT’S WHY IT’S SO WONDERFUL TO SEE THE DIVERSITY OF THE POPULATION AND THE FANS THAT ARE COMING OUT TO THE AIR CANADA CENTRE AND JURASSIC PARK AND REALLY COMING TOGETHER AS ONE. YOU KNOW, ONE OF MY BEST STORIES WAS THE FIRST GAME OF THE TORONTO RAPTORS IN 1995 WAS A FEW DAYS AFTER THE REFERENDUM WHERE QUÉBEC WAS TRYING TO SEPARATE. I WAS NEW TO CANADA AND DIDN’T QUITE UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS GOING ON. BUT WHEN THE FANS CAME TOGETHER, THE BARENAKED LADIES SANG THE NATIONAL ANTHEMS AND WHEN THEY SWITCHED TO FRENCH LYRICS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ANTHEM AND THE CROWD JUST ERUPTED. AND THAT WAS LIKE MY MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT OF HOW CANADIANS CAME TOGETHER AT A SPORTING EVENT AND CELEBRATED THEIR COMMUNITY.>>Ian: I’M CURIOUS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BUILD A TEAM IN TORONTO AND THIS YOU WOULD DEFINITELY HAVE INSIGHT IN, IN TERMS OF TRYING TO GET SUPERSTARS TO COME TO A PLACE LIKE TORONTO IN FREE AGENCY. I WOULD THINK THAT THERE WAS A TIME WHEN THAT WAS PROBABLY A HARD SELL. I WONDER NOW WITH THEIR SUCCESS, WITH DRAKE ON THE SIDELINES, WITH THE WHOLE CULTURE OF THE RAPTORS, DO YOU THINK THAT IT’S DIFFERENT FOR THE GENERAL MANAGER NOW?>>I THINK THAT IT’S BETTER NOW. FIRST OF ALL MASAI AND HIS TEAM HAVE DONE JUST A TREMENDOUS JOB OF BUILDING THE ORGINISATION AND CREATING THIS PLAYOFF RUN AND THIS POTENTIALLY CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM. SO THAT’S PART OF IT. PEOPLE WANT TO GO TO A WINNING ENVIRONMENT. AND, CERTAINLY, THERE’S SOME THINGS THAT WE CAN’T OVERCOME IN CANADA, LIKE THE WEATHER. IF YOU’RE DESTINED TO STAY IN A WARM WEATHER ENVIRONMENT, WELL, WE CAN’T CHANGE THAT. BUT EVERYTHING ELSE I THINK HAS SHOWN THAT TORONTO AND CANADA IS A GREAT PLACE TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL SPORTS.>>KAWHI, UP TOP, LOOKS AT THE CLOCK, TURNS THE CORNER, FOR THE WIN… GOT IT!>>Ian: KAWHI LEONARD’S THREE-POINTER IN GAME SEVEN, DO YOU THINK THAT YOU’LL SEE DIVIDENDS IN CANADIAN BASKETBALL FROM THAT?>>OH, DEFINITELY. FIRST OF ALL, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A GENERATION OF KIDS WHO HAVE PRACTISED THE CORNER THREE-POINTER AND TRYING TO MAKE FOUR BOUNCES AND TRYING TO GET IT TO GO IN. NO, BUT THAT’S AN ICONIC MOMENT AND I THINK THAT WILL BE REPLAYED FOR DECADES TO COME AND REMEMBERED AS A GREAT SPORTS MOMENT IN BASKETBALL AND IN CANADA. SO, YEAH, I THINK WE’LL HAVE MORE FANS APPRECIATING THE GAME AND MORE PLAYERS PLAYING THE GAME AND JUST MORE APPRECIATION FOR HOW FUN BASKETBALL CAN BE.>>Ian: HOW DO YOU THINK THAT THE FINALS ARE GOING TO TURN OUT?>>WELL, I’M OPTIMISTIC. I THINK THAT THE RAPTORS MATCH UP PRETTY WELL AND WE BEAT THEM TWICE IN THE REGULAR SEASON. AND EVEN THOUGH THEY’RE AN EXPERIENCED VETERAN TEAM, WELL, SO ARE WE, SO ARE THE RAPTORS. THEY’VE GOT A LOT OF GOOD VETERANS. WE HAVEN’T PLAYED TOGETHER AS LONG AS THEY HAVE BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF GOOD PLAYOFF EXPERIENCE. WE HAVE A REASONABLY GOOD CHANCE TO UPSET THE CHAMPS.>>Ian: SO ONE OF THE INTERESTING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN GOLDEN STATE AND THE RAPTORS IS OBVIOUSLY STEPH CURRY AND HIS DAD DELL PLAYED WHEN YOU WERE THE GENERAL MANAGER. SO YOU SAW STEPH AS A KID?>>HE WAS AMAZING AS A KID. I TELL YOU WHAT, HE WAS HALF-TIME ENTERTAINMENT. HE WOULD COME OUT AND DRAIN THREES. HE WAS A LITTLE SEVENTH GRADER, WHATEVER HE WAS AND HE COULD ALWAYS SHOOT.>>Ian: HE WAS DRAINING THREES IN GRADE SEVEN?>>NOT JUST DRAINING THEM BUT CONSISTENTLY. HE WAS AN UNBELIEVABLE SHOOTER EVEN AS A YOUNGSTER AND PEOPLE WOULD JUST PAY TO WATCH HIM SHOOT, HE WAS SO GOOD. SO HE’S AN INCREDIBLE TALENT. AND IT WAS FUN TO SEE HIM AS A YOUNGSTER AND NOW TO SEE WHAT HE’S BECOME, IT’S UNBELIEVABLE.>>Ian: THAT MAKES YOU CHEER A LITTLE BIT FOR GOLDEN STATE?>>NOT AT THIS TIME. I’M A STEPH CURRY FAN BUT AT THIS TIME I’M NOT.>>Ian: WHAT’S NEXT FOR BASKETBALL IN CANADA, FOR THE TEAM THAT YOU’RE INVOLVED IN, THE NATIONAL MEN’S AND THE WOMEN’S TEAM?>>WELL, WE HAVE THE MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP COMING UP AND TAKING PLACE IN CHINA IN SEPTEMBER. SO WE’LL ASSEMBLE A TEAM THAT WE THINK THAT WILL BE COMPRISED PRIMARILY OF NBA PLAYERS AND WE THINK THAT WE’LL HAVE AN EXCELLENT CHANCE TO QUALIFY OUT OF THAT. AND OUR WOMEN’S TEAM, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS PLAYING IN THREE TOURNAMENTS OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT YEAR TO QUALIFY FOR THE TOKYO OLYMPICS AND WE’RE VERY OPTIMISTIC THEY’LL BE ABLE TO DO THAT. AND IN THE MEANTIME OUR UNDER-19 TEAM IS DEFENDING THE CHAMPIONSHIP, DEFENDING THE GOLD MEDAL, THE BEST TEAM IN THE CATEGORY AND WE’RE PLAYING IN CRETE IN JULY TO DEFEND THAT CHAMPIONSHIP. AND WE HAVE A LOT OF OTHER COMPETITION GOING ON AND SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT. THREE-ON-THREE BASKETBALL IS ANOTHER NEW SPORT IN THE OLYMPICS AND WE’RE TRYING TO QUALIFY FOR THAT AS WELL. SO LOTS OF THINGS GOING ON. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, CLUBS, REFEREE BUSINESS, WE’RE JUST TRYING TO BUILD THE SPORT AND MAKE IT EVEN BETTER.>>Ian: YOU SEEM EXCITED ABOUT CANADIAN BASKETBALL?>>IT’S A GREAT TIME TO BE INVOLVED IN CANADA BASKETBALL AND OUR BEST DAYS ARE AHEAD OF US.>>Ian: ALL RIGHT, VERY NICE SPEAKING WITH YOU.>>IAN, MY PLEASURE.>>Ian: THANK YOU.>>Rosemary: IT WAS GOOD WEATHER OUT THERE FOR THAT IAN GUY.>>>STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL,” INSIDE PROJECT 44, THE MASSIVE INITIATIVE SHEDDING NEW LIGHT ON THE NORMANDY INVASION SOME 75 YEARS LATER.>>THIS IS CLOSURE. IT HELPS TO PUT THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE. AND THAT’S AMAZING.>>Rosemary: THAT’S NEXT. BUT FIRST… (*)>>”IN CASE YOU MISSED IT,” ONE OF CANADA’S MOST CELEBRATED PERFORMING ARTS VENUES IS CURRENTLY BEING CELEBRATED. THE NATIONAL ART CENTRE IS MARKING ITS 50th ANNIVERSARY. NOW A GLOBALLY RECOGNISED INSTITUTION, THE N.A.C. WAS EFFECTIVELY WILLED INTO BEING BY ONE FAMOUSLY DETERMINED CANADIAN. JOURNALIST WAR HERO AND DIPLOMAT HAMILTON SUTHUM BELIEVED THAT THE YOUNG COUNTRY DESERVED A WORLD-CLASS PERFORMING ART SPACE. AND HE CONVINCED PIERSON TO BACK THE PROJECT. AND HE PRESIDED OVER ITS OPENING.>>TO BELIEVE THAT IF THE RULERS WERE SURROUNDED BY BEAUTY THEY WOULD MAKE JUST LAWS, AT LEAST AFTER A FEW VISITS HERE WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO IMPROVE OUR PERFORMANCES AND THAT OTHER PUBLICLY SUPPORTED PLAYHOUSE ACROSS THE STREET. [laughter]>>Rosemary: THE TWO-WEEK OPENING FESTIVAL WAS A BIT OF A MIXED BAG. TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE ORCHESTRA AND QUESTIONABLE PERFORMANCES AND AT LEAST ONE PLAY THAT UTTERLY BOMBED. BUT THINGS IMPROVED QUICKLY. AND THE CENTRE ITSELF WAS AN INSTANT HIT. COLOSSAL IN SCALE, ULTRA-MODERN AND LUXURIOUS, THE N.A.C. HAS GONE THROUGH SEVERAL UPDATES THROUGH THE YEARS. (*) AESTHETICALLY AND ARTISTICALLY, ALWAYS WITH A FOCUS ON GROWTH. SO, HEY, NEXT TIME YOU’RE IN OTTAWA IT IS YOURS, AFTER ALL. (*) (*)>>Rosemary: OTTAWA IS CLOSING ITS EMBASSY IN VENEZUELA, AND AT LEAST TEMPORARILY AND PULLING CANADIAN DIPLOMATS OUT OF THE COUNTRY. FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER CHRYSTIA FREELAND BLAMES THE MADURO REGIME, SAYING THAT IT REFUSED TO EXTEND VISAS AND LIMITED THE ABILITY OF FOREIGN EMBASSIES TO FUNCTION. CANADA IS A VOCAL SUPPORTER OF THE OPPOSITION LEADER JUAN GUIADÓ AND HAS CALLED ON NICOLÁS MADURO TO STEP DOWN.>>>AS A WILDFIRE RAGES NEAR THE PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION IN NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN FLOWN OUT HAS GROWN NOW TO ABOUT 1,500. THOSE MOST VULNERABLE TO SMOKE, LIKE CHILDREN AND SENIORS, WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO BE AIRLIFTED. EVACUEES ARE NOW SHELTERED IN WINNIPEG, THUNDER BAY AND TIMMINS.>>WE HAVE SOME EXCELLENT NEWS TODAY. WE WANT TO TELL EVERYBODY THAT, YES, YOU CAN COME HOME. [Applause]>>Rosemary: RESIDENTS OF HIGH LEVEL, ALBERTA, AND SURROUNDING AREAS HAVE BEEN WAITING TWO WEEKS TO HEAR THAT. THEY CAN START COMING HOME TOMORROW MORNING BUT AN EVACUATION ALERT WILL STILL BE IN PLACE, MEANING THAT PEOPLE NEED TO BE READY TO LEAVE IN A MOMENT’S NOTICE. THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE THAT HAS BEEN THREATENING THE COMMUNITY IS STILL OUT OF CONTROL. IT SCORCHED MORE THAN 280,000 HECTARES.>>IF THERE EVER WAS A TIME THAT WE NEEDED GOD, WE NEED HIM RIGHT NOW.>>Rosemary: A VIGIL IN VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA, FOR THE 12 VICTIMS OF FRIDAY’S MASS SHOOTING. INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY STILL DON’T KNOW WHY A CITY ENGINEER WALKED INTO THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING WHERE HE WORKED AND OPENED FIRE. THEY DID DEBUNK THE EARLIER REPORTS THOUGH THAT THE MAN WAS FIRED, NOW SAYING THAT HE HAD ACTUALLY RESIGNED HOURS BEFORE THE ATTACK.>>>AS A 75th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY APPROACHES WE’LL SHOW YOU HOW A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS HAS TRACED WHERE CANADIAN REGIMENTS ENDED UP DURING THAT CRUCIAL CAMPAIGN. THEIR DIGITAL PROJECTS BROUGHT TOGETHER COUNTLESS WARTIME DETAILS FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME. AS MURRAY BREWSTER SHOWS US, IT’S LET ONE FAMILY TO FINALLY UNCOVER THE TRUTH ABOUT THEIR OWN LOST SOLDIER.>>Reporter: THE MASSACRE AT ABBAYE d’ARDENNE. FOR GREG POLLARD IT WAS A WAR CRIME THAT WOUNDED MORE THAN ONE GENERATION.>>THE DETAILS OF WHAT HAPPENED, WE DIDN’T GET.>>Reporter: YEAH. LANCE CORPORAL GEORGE POLLARD OF CORNWALL, ONTARIO, MURDERED ON THE 17th OF JUNE, 1944. HIS BODY NEVER RECOVERED. THE COMMANDER OF THE 12th S.S. DIVISION WAS TRIED AS A WAR CRIMINAL AND SENTENCED TO PRISON IN 1945. GEORGE POLLARD’S FAMILY, INCLUDING HIS MOTHER, ETHEL, WATCHED THE TRIAL WITH HORROR AND DISBELIEF.>>SHE WOULD NOT BELIEVE THAT HE WAS MURDERED, EVEN THOUGH SHE HAD ALL OF THE DOCUMENTS, ALL OF THE NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS. MY DAD, HIS SISTER, GEORGE’S BROTHERS, GREW UP WITH MY GRANDMOTHER TELLING US THAT GEORGIE IS STILL ALIVE. GEORGIE IS NOT DEAD. NO BODY, HE’S NOT DEAD. MY GRANDMOTHER LIVED 99 YEARS THINKING THAT HE WAS COMING THROUGH THE KITCHEN DOOR.>>Reporter: GREG POLLARD IS GEORGE POLLARD’S NEPHEW. HAUNTED BY HIS GRANDMOTHER’S GRIEF HE SPENT TWO DECADES RESEARCHING THE FATE OF HIS UNCLE AND THE DOOMED PATROL THAT LED TO HIS CAPTURE. TO UNRAVEL THE MYSTERY HE NEEDED A MAP. AND THE HELP OF THREE UNLIKELY FRIENDS WHO SHARE A PASSION FOR MILITARY HISTORY. AND WHO HAD EMBARKED ON AN EXTRAORDINARY PROJECT TO RETRACE CANADA’S NORMANDY CAMPAIGN. THEY HAVE SPENT MONTHS RUMMAGING THROUGH BOXES AT LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA, PORING OVER RECORDS NOT SEEN IN THREE QUARTERS OF A CENTURY AND DIGITIZING THEM.>>YOU CAN SEE RIGHT HERE THIS IS A UNIT NARRATIVE FOR I WANT TO SAY THE 5th FIELD COMPANY, ROYAL CANADIAN ENGINEERS. ALL OF THESE UNITS WOULD HAVE BEEN KEEPING THIS DIARY DAILY RIGHT UNTIL THE WAR ENDED.>>Reporter: TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOCUMENTS, ALL POURED INTO THIS. A DIGITAL INTERACTIVE MAP THAT TRACKS THE MOVEMENTS DAY-BY-DAY OF EVERY CANADIAN REGIMENT THAT FOUGHT IN THE NORMANDY CAMPAIGN.>>SO JUNE 17th WAS THE WILLIAM BARR CONTROL. SOMEWHERE IN THIS FIELD IS WHERE THAT PATROL WOULD HAVE BEEN MACHINE GUNNED. SO LIEUTENANT WILLIAMS AND LANCE CORPORAL POLLARD WOULD HAVE BEEN LEFT OUT IN THIS FIELD AND CAPTURED BY THE GERMANS.>>Reporter: NATHAN KEHLER KNOWS THE COLD FEAR OF WAR. HE’S A RESERVIST AND MAP MAKE THEY’RE SERVED WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN DRAGOONS, THE TANKS, IN KHANDAHAR. AND HE HOPES TO SOMEDAY DIGITALLY MAP THAT CAMPAIGN.>>HAVING SERVED IN AFGHANISTAN, ONE DAY I’LL HAVE TO TELL MY KIDS MY STORY AND I WANT A WAY TO SHOW THAT. BUT BEFORE I DEVELOP A PROJECT LIKE THAT, I FEEL THAT I NEED TO DO THIS PROJECT FIRST.>>Reporter: BUT TO BE ABLE TO PROPERLY TELL THIS STORY HE HAD TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE WHO WAS THERE.>>THIS IS THE FRONT LINE, SO TO SPEAK.>>Reporter: FORMER WARRANT OFFICER GEORGE FOUCHARD, A 97-YEAR-OLD GENTLEMAN, A CARTOGRAPHER DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, HE DREW THE MAPS THAT CANADIAN TROOPS USED ON JUNO BEACH AND THROUGHOUT THE NORMANDY CAMPAIGN.>>[indiscernible]>>THE TEAM WANTED GEORGE’S INSIGHT. THEY WERE SURPRISED MANY OF THE MAPS THEY PULLED THAT FROM THE ARCHIVES WERE ONES HE HAD DRAWN, MAPS THAT GEORGE HAD NOT SEEN IN 75 YEARS.>>I MEAN, OVERALL THAT REALLY HELPED THE SOLDIERS AT THE FRONT. BECAUSE WE TALKED ABOUT BEFORE, THE GERMANS, THEY DIDN’T HAVE THE QUALITY OF MAPS THAT WE HAD.>>Reporter: THE QUALITY AND SUPERIORITY OF THE ALLIED MAPS WAS IN GEORGE’S ESTIMATION AN UNDERAPPRECIATED KEY TO VICTORY.>>THAT’S WHAT THE HIGHER UPS HAD TO KNOW IS WHERE THESE PEOPLE WERE. AND IT COMES RIGHT DOWN TO THE SOLDIERS, THEY WANTED TO KNOW WHERE THEY’RE GOING AND WHAT THEY’RE DOING.>>Reporter: AND THAT LEADS US BACK TO GREG POLLARD, THE S.S. MASSACRE AT ABBAYE d’ARDENNE AND A REPRODUCTION OF THE MAP THAT HIS MURDERED UNCLE’S PATROL WOULD HAVE USED THE NIGHT THEY WERE CAPTURED.>>THIS IS CLOSURE. IT HELPS TO PUT THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE.>>Reporter: THAT’S AMAZING. I’M JUST GLAD THAT WE COULD HELP.>>Reporter: AND LIKE THE PROJECT ALLIES, THE PROJECT TEAM DOES NOT INTEND TO STOP IN NORMANDY. THEY PLAN TO DIGITALLY MAP THE CAMPAIGN IN EUROPE IN TIME FOR V.E. DAY ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS NEXT YEAR. MURRAY BREWSTER, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Rosemary: THAT’S A PRETTY INCREDIBLE PROJECT.>>>UP NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”… FROM MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, TO TORONTO. THE NBA FINALS COULDN’T KEEP THIS DIE-HARD RAPTORS FAN DOWN UNDER.>>SO I RANG MY WIFE AND SHE SAID, OH, YOU NEED TO GO. AND I SAID, COME AGAIN? SHE SAID, IF THEY WIN, YOU NEED TO GO. AND I’M NOT ONE TO ARGUE. SO THE NEXT THING I KNEW I WAS CHECKING WITH THE BOSS AND I WAS BUYING A TICKET TO GET TO CANADA.>>Rosemary: SO HIS LONG AND VERY, VERY COSTLY JOURNEY, WAIT UNTIL YOU FIND OUT TO GAME TWO, THAT’S NEXT IN OUR “MOMENT.” (*) (*)>>Rosemary: THE TORONTO RAPTORS ARE MAKING HISTORY ON THE COURT AND GROWING THE TEAM’S FAN BASE IN A WAY WE’VE NEVER SEEN. PEOPLE ARE BEHIND THE RAPS ALL ACROSS THIS COUNTRY AND APPARENTLY MAYBE EVEN THE COMMONWEALTH. SOMETIMES PEOPLE FALL HARD FOR A SPORT, SOMETIMES IT’S MERELY A PASSING CRUSH, BUT SOMETIMES IT BECOMES AN OBSESSION THEY’LL CROSS THE WORLD FOR. MEET THE RAPTORS’ BIGGEST FAN DOWN UNDER IN OUR “MOMENT.”>>WE WON AND AT WORK I NOTICED THAT WE HAD WON. I QUICKLY STEPPED OUT FOR A FIVE-MINUTE BREAK. I RANG MY WIFE AND SHE SAID, YOU NEED TO GO. AND I SAID COME AGAIN? AND SHE SAID, IF THEY WIN, YOU NEED TO GO. AND I’M NOT ONE TO ARGUE. SO NEXT THING I KNEW I WAS BUYING — QUICKLY CHECKED WITH THE BOSS AND I WAS FLYING A TICKET TO FLY OVER TO CANADA. I CAN’T BELIEVE IT, VERY SURREAL JUST STANDING HERE AND WHAT I HAVE BEEN WATCHING ON THE TV FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS AND NOW TO BE HERE, YEAH, IT’S FANTASTIC. I USED TO GO TO THE GAME WHEN IT WAS ONLY 30 WIN SEASONS AND I CAME TO TORONTO AND I JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH THE RAPTORS. I WATCHED ABOUT A DOZEN GAMES HERE AND I LOVED IT AND I KEPT ON FOLLOWING THEM WHEN I GOT BACK HOME TO AUSTRALIA. AND YOU HAVE GAMES IN AUSTRALIA AND THE KNICKS, ETC., AND I WENT IN AND I ASKED FOR LEAVE AND YOU CAN WATCH EVERY RAPTOR GAME. AND YOU WATCH THEM IN THE NBA FINALS IS WORTH IT. SO LIKE MY WIFE SAID, YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THIS MIGHT HAPPEN AGAIN. SO, YEAH, IT WAS DEFINITELY WORTH IT. MY WIFE IS THE GREATEST WIFE OF ALL TIME. AND SHE’S FANTASTIC. I MARRIED THE RIGHT WOMAN. THE PLAN HERE IS A GAME FIVE AND FLYING OUT THE FOLLOWING DAY. RAPTORS IN FIVE.>>Rosemary: SO THAT’S A LOT OF MONEY, BUT TWO THINGS, AT LEAST HE RECOGNIZES HOW LOVELY HIS WIFE IS TO SAY TO GO AHEAD AND SPEND ALL OF OUR MONEY ON A RAPTORS GAME. AND HE POINTS OUT IF IT GOES PAST A BECAUSE HE’LL END UP DIVORCED. SO, ANYWAY, SUPERFANS, THEY’RE EVERYWHERE. THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR JUNE 2nd, HAVE A GOOD NIGHT, EVERYBODY. (*)

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