The National for March 09, 2017


>>>A RESIGNATION DOES COME FROM THE JUDGE WHO ASKED A SEXUAL ASSAULT COMPLAINANT WHY SHE DIDN’T KEEP HER KNEES TOGETHER.>>>MARIJUANA SHOPS RAIDED BY POLICE IN THREE CITIES. CHARGES LAID. HOW DOES THAT FIT WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S PLAN TO LEGALIZE POT?>>Interview: IT IS NOT A GREY AREA.>>Peter: IT IS THURSDAY. YES, THAT MEANS “AT ISSUE” A LOT ON TAP TONIGHT. REX IS TALKING ABOUT, WAIT FOR IT, RENEE LEVESQUE.>>THERE IS AN OFFICIAL APOLOGY FROM THE GOVERNMENT, THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION, ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL REFLECTS A DARK PERIOD IN CANADA’S HISTORY. WHEN A CANADIAN SENATOR SAID IN THE RED CHAMBER THAT SHE WISHED THE COMMISSION’S REPORT HAD FOCUSSED ON THE GOOD THAT CAME OUT OF THE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SYSTEM, IT BROUGHT STUNNED SILENCE FROM CALLS FOR HER RESIGNATION. KATIE SIMPSON HAS THE STORY.>>Reporter: AS THE SPEAKERS PARADE MARKED THE START OF THE SITTING IN THE SENATE TODAY, ONE MEMBER WAS ABSENT. THE SENATOR LYNN BAYAC WAS NOWHERE TO BE SEEN. CALLS FOR HER RESIGNATION EMERGED OVER HER DEFENCE OF THE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SYSTEM.>>IT EQUALS THE SAME THAT WHAT HITLER DID TO THE JEWISH.>>Reporter: THE N.D.P., M.P. IS A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVOR. AND WANTS THE CONSERVATIVE SENATOR TO STEP DOWN FOR COMMENTS SHE MADE ON TUESDAY. BEYAK OFFERED SUPPORT OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS…>>Reporter: THE COMMENTS STUNNED THE FELLOW SENATOR MURRAY SINCLAIR WHO OVERSAW THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION.>>Interview: I AM A BIT SHOCKED THERE ARE VIEWS HELD THAT ARE INCORRECT OVER THE YEARS…>>Reporter: SHE MADE SIMILAR COMMENTS IN THE PAST, TELLING SENATORS IN JANUARY… A SMALL MINORITY OF FORMER STUDENTS SPOKE OF POSITIVE EXPERIENCES AT THE SCHOOLS.>>Interview: WE ALWAYS HAVE TO BALANCE THE POSITIVE STORIES WE HEAR WITH WHAT WAS REALLY GOING ON.>>Reporter: AFTER A 6 YEAR STUDY, THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION DESCRIBED CANADA’S RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SYSTEM AS CULTURAL GENOCIDE. AN ESTIMATED 6,000 CHILDREN DIED. EVEN MORE ENDURED, SEXUAL, PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL ABUSE.>>Interview: I HAVE SEEN NOTHING COME OUT OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS. I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF HEART ACHES AND DEATHS AND SUICIDES. YOU WILL NEVER HEAR ME ESPOUSE ONE GOOD WORD WITH RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS.>>Reporter: THE CONSERVATIVES ARE DISTANCING THEMSELVES FROM THE COMMENTS. THE INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS MINISTER SAID THIS IS A REMINDER, CANADIANS NEED TO BE BETTER EDUCATED ON THE ISSUE.>>SURVIVOR, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES ARE STILL DEALING WITH THE INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA RESULTING FROM INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS. WE MUST BE UNITED IN SUPPORTING THEM.>>Reporter: CALLS ARE GROWING FOR THE SENATOR BEYAK TO RESIGN. IN A STATEMENT, THE CAUCUS DEMANDED SHE STEP DOWN AND APOLOGIZE. KATIE SIMPSON, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Peter: THE ALBERTA JUDGE WHO GAINED NOTORIETY FOR ASKING A SEXUAL ASSAULT COMPLAINANT DURING A TRIAL WHY SHE DIDN’T JUST KEEP HER KNEES TOGETHER HAS RESIGNED. JUSTICE ROBIN CAMP SAID HE WOULD STEP DOWN, HOURS AFTER THE CANADIAN JUDICIAL COUNCIL RECOMMENDED HE BE REMOVED FROM THE BENCH. CATHERINE CULLEN HAS MORE.>>Reporter: FOR MONTHS, JUSTICE ROBIN CAMP FOUGHT TO KEEP HIS JOB. HE CALLED HIS OWN CONDUCT DISGRATEFUL. IN A 2014 SEXUAL ASSAULT TRIAL, CAMP REPEATEDLY CALLED THE ALLEGED VICTIM THE ACCUSED. HE ASKED HER WHY COULDN’T YOU JUST KEEP YOUR KNEES TOGETHER. TODAY, THOSE TASKED WITH JUDGING THE JUDGE TORE INTO HIM. A MAJORITY ON THE CANADIAN JUDICIAL COUNCIL SAID CAMP’S CONDUCT WAS SO MANIFESTLY AND PROFOUNDLY DESTRUCTIVE OF THE CONCEPT OF IMPARTIAL, INTEGRITY AND INDEPENDENCE THAT HE HAD UNDERMINEDED PUBLIC CONFIDENCE. HE HAD BEEN RENDERED INCAPABLE OF EXECUTING THE JUDICIAL OFFICE. CANADA’S JUSTICE MINISTER PROMISED TO START THE PROCESS OF STRIPPING HIM OF HIS JOB.>>THAT THE HOUSE AGREES WITH THE CANADIAN JUDICIAL COUNCIL’S RECOMMENDATION TO REMOVE JUSTICE ROBIN CAMP FROM THE FEDERAL COURT OF CANADA.>>Reporter: ABOUT AN HOUR LATER, CAMP ANNOUNCED IN A STATEMENT THAT HE WAS RESIGNING. EFFECTIVE TOMORROW. ADDING… ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE TO LAUNCH A COMPLAIN AGAINST CAMP SAID SHE IS GLAD HE DID NOT DRAW IT OUT FURTHER.>>Interview: JUDGES MAKE MISTAKES ALL THE TIME. IT IS A HARD JOB. IT WENT BEYOND THAT, TO A PERVASIVE DISREGARD FOR THE LAW AND DISREGARD FOR THE COMPLAINANT.>>Reporter: MANY SEE A BIGGER PROBLEM THAN CAMP. THE FORMER JUDGE SAID SHE WAS TROUBLED WHILE PRESIDING OVER SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES.>>Interview: I FOUND A LOT OF THAT PROCESS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. PARTICULARLY THE ADVERSARY SYSTEM AND ITS AFFECTS ON COMPLAINANTS AND SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS. IT IS AN EXTREMELY BRUTAL PROCESS.>>Reporter: THE CONSERVATIVES INTERIM LEADER HAS PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE ALL NEW FEDERALLY APPOINTED JUDGES TO HAVE STRAINING IN SEXUAL ASSAULT LAW. YESTERDAY, ALL PARTIES AGREED TOGETHER, TO FAST TRACK THAT PLAN. CATHERINE CULLEN, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Peter: AND WE WILL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT STORY AND OTHERS LATER TONIGHT ON “AT ISSUE.”>>>THE PRIME MINISTER IS IN TEXAS OIL COUNTRY TONIGHT, TO GET AN AWARD AT AN INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONFERENCE. JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS BEING RECOGNIZED FOR HIS APPROACH TO THE CHALLENGES AROUND ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT THAT THE ENTIRE PLANET FACES. HE WAS ALSO GIVEN THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS. THE FIVE-DAY CONFERENCE BRINGS TOGETHER ENERGY EXECUTIVES, POLITICIANS, CLEAN TECH COMPANIES AND POLICY MAKERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.>>>AFTER MORE THAN 40 YEARS, SURVIVORS OF A DEADLY EXPLOSION WILL RECEIVE A SETTLEMENT FROM THE GOVERNMENT.>>WE ARE TRULY SORRY THE PAIN YOU HAVE ENDURED AND WE DEEPLY REGRET HOW LONG IT TOOK TO ADDRESS IT.>>Peter: IT HAPPENED IN 1974. THE CAMP FOR CADETS IN VALCARTIER. DURING A LESSON OF EXPLOSIVES, A GRENADE THOUGHT TO BE INACTIVE WENT OFTEN. 6 BOYS WERE KILLED. DOZENS MORE INJURED. FOR DECADES, SURVIVORS HID PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURIES. TWO YEARS AGO, AN OMBUDSMAN REPORT CRITICIZED HOW THE ARMED FORCES DEALT WITH THE INCIDENT. THE SETTLEMENT WILL GIVE SURVIVORS AT LEAST $42,000 EACH.>>>POLICE HAVE CARRIED OUT RAIDS ON A CHAIN OF MARIJUANA SHOPS, THOUSANDS OF KILOMETRES APART. ARRESTING TWO HIGH PROFILE POT ACTIVISTS. MARK AND JODIE EMERY ARE FACING A STRING OF DRUG CHARGES. RENEE FILIPPONE HAS THE STORY.>>Reporter: THE SECURITY VIDEO OF A POLICE RAID TODAY INSIDE A TORONTO PAWNSHOP.>>TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS, THEY TOOK.>>Reporter: THE SCENE PLAYED OUT IN SEVERAL CITIES.>>Interview: I HAD A FEELING AS SOON AS I SAW THE POLICE VEST, I KNEW.>>Reporter: THE OFFICERS EXECUTED WARRANTS ON BEHA BEHAL TORONTO POLICE. AT CANNABIS CULTURE STORES IN HAMILTON AND VANCOUVER. CANNABIS CULTURE SELLS RECREATIONAL POT WHICH IS STILL ILLEGAL. BEHIND IT ALL, THE SELF-PROCLAIMED PRINCE OF POT HIMSELF, MARC EMERY AND HIS ACTIVIST WIFE JODIE EMERY.>>IN SPITE OF WHAT THE OWNERS SAY IS NOT GREY, IT IS ABSOLUTELY BLACK AND WHITE. DISPENSARIES ARE ILLEGAL. AS LONG AS THE LAW MAKES IT CLEAR THEY ARE ILLEGAL, WE WILL CONTINUE TO ENFORCE THE LAW.>>Reporter: THE COUPLE WAS ARRESTED AT THE AIRPORT ON THEIR WAY TO A POT FESTIVAL IN EUROPE. THEY ARE FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES INCLUDING TRAFFICKING MARIJUANA, CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT AN INDICTABLE OFFENCE AND POSSESSION OF THE PROCEEDS OF CRIME.>>DECENT SPIRITS, AS DECENT AS CAN BE.>>Reporter: THEY HAVE BEEN ARRESTED BEFORE. MOST RECENTLY IN DECEMBER, FOLLOWING A STRING OF RAIDS IN MONTREAL. HE WAS CHARGED AND RELEASED ON BAIL. MARC EMERY SPENT MORE THAN 4 YEARS IN A U.S. PRISON FOR SELLING MARIJUANA SEEDS TO AMERICAN CUSTOMERS. TORONTO’S AARON GOODWIN IS ONE OF THREE OTHERS CHARGED TODAY.>>I HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR A LONG TIME. I WILL NOT GIVE UP.>>Reporter: OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE, THE ADVOCATES QUESTION WHY THE CRACKDOWN NOW.>>THEY ARE BREAKING THE LAW, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROMISED THEY WOULD LEGALIZE MARIJUANA RIGHT AWAY.>>Reporter: THE GOVERNMENT DID CAMPAIGN ON A PROMISE TO LEGALIZE POT. LEGISLATION IS EXPECTED THIS SPRING.>>Interview: PEOPLE NEED TO RECOGNIZE THAT THINGS TAKE TIME. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAS TO BE DONE CORRECTLY. IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE FEEL VERY STRONGLY ABOUT AS A GOVERNMENT.>>Reporter: FOR THE EMERYS, IT IS ANOTHER NIGHT IN CUSTODY, AS THEY AWAIT BAIL CONDITIONS ON THESE CHARGES. THE COST FOR THEM, WHAT THEY SEE AS ACTIVISM.>>Peter: THE POLICE IN EDMONTON HAVE LAID CHARGES OVER A SHOCKING ROAD RAGE INCIDENT WE TOLD YOU ABOUT LAST NIGHT. THE VICTIM, A 34-YEAR-OLD WOMAN, SUSTAINED TWO BROKEN ARMS AFTER ANOTHER DRIVER FOLLOWED HER HOME AND BEAT HER WITH A CROW BAR. THE 28-YEAR-OLD MALE DRIVER OF THAT OTHER CAR IS NOW FACING THREE CHARGES. INCLUDING ATTEMPTED MURDER. HE WILL APPEAR IN COURT ON MONDAY.>>>POLICE IN QUEBEC ARE INVESTIGATING THE KIDNAPPING OF A PROMINENT BUSINESSMAN AT GUN POINT. HE WAS FOUND TIED UP IN A DITCH IN LAVAL EARLY TODAY. 8 HOURS AFTER BEING FORCED FROM HIS HOME NEARBY. HE SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES. THE POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR AT LEAST TWO SUSPECTS. HE IS PRESIDENT OF A BREAKFAST RESTAURANT CHAIN WITH 130 LOCATIONS ACROSS CANADA.>>THEY ARE OPERATING IN THE VICINITY OF YORKTON, SASKATCHEWAN. AND DURING A PARACHUTE DROP, UNFORTUNATELY THERE WAS A MALFUNCTION.>>Peter: THE MILITARY SAID IT LAUNCHED A FORMAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF A SEARCH AND RESCUE TECHNICIAN. MASTER CORPORAL BARR WAS KILLED DURING ROUTINE TRAINING YESTERDAY. HE JOINED THE ARMED FORCES IN 2009.>>>COMING UP…>>IMAGINE ONE ART COLLECTION THAT INCLUDES PIECES FROM WARHOL, VAN GOGH. IMAGINE ALL THAT, LOCKED AWAY IN A VAULT. IN TEHRAN. I WILL HAVE THE STORY FOR YOU LATER ON “THE NATIONAL.”>>Peter: THE U.S. AND IRAQI OFFICIALS BELIEVE THE LEADER OF ISIS HAS FLED THE BATTLE OF MOSUL. BAGHDADI ANNOUNCED HIS CALIPHATE AT THE GRAND MOSQUE IN 2014. IT IS NOT KNOWN WHERE HE IS NOW. THE U.S. LED COALITION HAS BEEN FIGHTING TO OUST ISIS FROM MOSUL SINCE OCTOBER. THE CITY IS THE GROUP’S LAST STRONGHOLD IN IRAQ. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CIVILIANS WILL BE TRAPPED IN ISIS HELD NEIGHBOURHOODS. THE IRAQI TROOPS ARE SAID TO BE PREPARING FOR HEAVY FIGHTING IN THE DENSELY POPULATED OLD CITY.>>>IN SYRIA, AN ADDITIONAL 400 AMERICAN TROOPS ARE JOINING 500 ALREADY ON THE GROUND. THEY ARE PREPARING FOR A COALITION OFFENSIVE AGAINST ISIS IN THE SELF-DECLARED CAPITAL RAQQA. IN A RARE PUBLIC DISPLAY IN SYRIA, THE U.S. VEHICLES ARE OPENLY FLYING THE AMERICAN FLAG.>>>IN AFGHANISTAN, PATIENTS AT A MILITARY HOSPITAL IN KABUL ARE BEING TREATED FOR INJURIES SUSTAINED YESTERDAY IN AN ATTACK ON THE HOSPITAL ITSELF. AT LEAST 30 PEOPLE WERE KILLED. GUNMEN DISGUISED AS MEDICAL STAFF BATTLE SECURITY FORCES FOR HOURS. ISIS HAS CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY.>>>UBER HAD A ROUGH RIDE SO FAR IN 2017. THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE STARTUP HAS SEEN A SERIES OF MISSTEPS AND CONTROVERSIES. NOT SURPRISING THAT THE CEO IS NOW LOOKING FOR A SECOND IN COMMAND TO HELP DRIVE THE RIDE-SHARING COMPANY FORWARD. HAS THE DAMAGE BEEN DONE? THE CBC’S KIM BRUNHUBER HAS THE STORY.>>Reporter: IT WAS A COMPANY BORN WITH BRASS KNUCKLES. TO SURVIVE, THEY HAD TO CRUSH TAXI UNIONS AND BASH GOVERNMENTS INTO SUBMISSION. THAT BRAWLING CULTURE, TURNED IT INTO A GLOBAL BRAND VALUED AT AROUND $70 BILLION. BUT, THE COMPANY SPENT MOST OF 2017, PUNCHING ITSELF IN THE FACE. FIRST, A FORMER UBER ENGINEER MADE ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR. 200,000 PEOPLE DELETED THE APP AFTER THE CEO AGREED TO PARTICIPATE IN A ROUND TABLE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP. THE CEO WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA YELLING AT AN UBER DRIVER WHO SAID HE LOST MONEY WORKING FOR THE COMPANY. EVEN THE COMPANY’S GOOD NEWS STORIES HAVE GONE BAD. DURING TESTING, UBER’S SELF-DRIVING CAR BLEW THROUGH 6 RED LIGHTS.>>ON THE TOP, THAT IS SCANNING, LASER RANGE FINDER.>>Reporter: THE SENSORS ON THE SELF-DRIVING TRACK RELY ON TECHNOLOGY ALLEGEDLY STOLEN FROM GOOGLE BY A FORMER EMPLOYEE. UBER DENIES IT. GOOGLE IS SUING.>>Interview: THAT REPRESENTS A VERY SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGE FOR UBER AND COULD END UP EITHER KILLING THE COMPANY OR RESULTING IN THE TYPE OF PAYOUT THAT WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT UBER’S PROFIT OVER TIME.>>Reporter: I SPOKE TO THE COMPANY HEAD OF DRIVER EXPERIENCE. HE SAID UBER’S CEO APOLOGIZED FOR HIS OUTBURST AND WILL MAKE SURE EVERYBODY AT THE COMPANY IS TREATED WITH RESPECT.>>Interview: THERE IS AN INVESTIGATION THAT IS HAPPENING INTERNALLY THAT WILL HOPEFULLY LEAD TO CHANGE IN THE COMPANY.>>Reporter: WITH CRITICISM MOUNTING, THIS WEEK, THE CEO ANNOUNCED HE WILL HIRE SOMEONE TO HELP HIM RUN THE COMPANY. THIS BRANDING EXPERT THINKS THE LOYALTY OF MANY CUSTOMERS AND DRIVERS MAY ALREADY HAVE BEEN LOST.>>Interview: YOU FORGOT THE ONE THING THAT MATTERS, WHICH IS PEOPLE.>>Reporter: UBER IS FACING MORE COMPETITION. NOT JUST FROM DRIVE A LIFT. SMALLER COMPANIES THAT SPECIALIZE. LIKE ZOOM THAT OFFERS AN UBER-TYPE SERVICE FOR KIDS. EVERY YEAR, A NEW ALTERNATIVE SPRINGS UP FOR THOSE FED UP WITH UBER.>>Interview: THERE IS NOT SO MUCH BRAND LOYALTY, IT IS SUCH A YOUNG COMPANY.>>Reporter: ANALYSTS SAID THE LESSON FOR HYPER AGGRESSIVE SILICON VALLEY IS THIS, IF YOU LOOSE SITE OF WHAT MADE YOU COOL IN THE FIRST PLACE, YOU MAY NOT BE COOL FOR LONG.>>Peter: DEATH MAY BE A CERTAINTY, BUT PLANNING A FUNERAL IS SOMETHING FEW OF US PREPARE FOR. OUR COLLEAGUES AT CBC MARKETPLACE IN COOPERATION WITH THE TORONTO STAR HEARD FROM MANY CANADIANS ABOUT THE PRESSURES FACED BY GRIEVING FAMILIES TO PAY FOR SERVICES THEY MAY NOT WANT OR NEED. DAVID COMMON HAS THIS GLIMPSE INSIDE THE WORLD OF FUNERAL HOMES IN THIS HIDDEN CAMERA INVESTIGATION.>>Reporter: CANADA’S FUNERAL BUSINESS IS BIG AND CHANGING FAST. LARGE CHAINS ARE MOVING IN AND TAKING OVER SMALL FUNERAL HOMES. THEY ARE SET ON EXPANSION AND ON SALES. WHAT ABOUT SYMPATHY?>>Interview: THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE INDUSTRY THAT HAS GEARED ITSELF TOWARD ONE GOAL, AND THAT IS TO MAXIMIZE PROFIT. AT ANY COST.>>Reporter: JUDY WOOD BELIEVES THAT TOO. WHEN HER SISTER DIED, JUDY WAS IN FOR A DOUBLE SHOCK. HOW MUCH DID THE CASKET COST YOU?>>Interview: $895.>>Reporter: WE GOT THE WHOLESALE COST. IT WAS $175. SO THAT IS A MORE THAN $700 MARKUP. MARKETPLACE HEARD MANY COMPLAINTS. WE TOOK HIDDEN CAMERAS INSIDE THE LARGEST CANADIAN FUNERAL CHAIN.>>ALL TOGETHER YOU WOULD BE LOOKING AT $12,500. FROM BEGINNING TO END.>>Reporter: THESE ARE MULTIPLE FUNERAL HOMES OWNED BY ARBER MEMORIAL…>>Reporter: ALL THE SALESPEOPLE ARE ON COMMISSION. IT IS IN THEIR FINANCIAL INTEREST TO SELL TO YOU. MAYBE A PACKAGE FULL OF ITEMS YOU HAVE RARELY IF EVER SEEN… INSIDER SAID THAT IS NOT TRUE. A THIRD OF IT COULD BE CUT, INCLUDING INBOMBING.>>THE CONSUMER IS AT A DISADVANTAGE. YOU CAN’T POSSIBLY COME OUT ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THAT. IF YOU ARE IN FRONT OF PEOPLE OR MOTIVATED TO SELL YOU THINGS YOU DON’T NEED.>>Reporter: ARBOR SAID THEY HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ANY BEHAVIOUR THAT MAKES CUSTOMERS FEEL PRESSURE. INDEPENDENT FUNERAL HOMES STILL DO MOST OF THE SERVICES. BUT THE BIG AND EVER EXPANDING CHAINS ARE MAKING THE MOST MONEY. DAVID COMMON, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Peter: AND FOR A LOT MORE ON THE SALES PITCH INSIDE FUNERAL HOMES, TUNE INTO MARKETPLACE, THAT IS TOMORROW ON CBC TELEVISION AT 8, 8:30 IN NEWFOUNDLAND. SUNDAY AT 5 EASTERN ON CBC NEWS NETWORK. AND YOU CAN ALSO WATCH ON YOUTUBE.>>>AN OTTAWA SCHOOL BOARD ISSUED AN APOLOGY AFTER AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER GAVE A HAIRCUT TO AN AUTISTIC BOY WITHOUT HIS MOTHER’S CONSENT.>>Interview: FOR A TEACHER TO CUT A CHILD’S HAIR, THAT TAKES AWAY MY SON’S VOICE AND IT TAKES AWAY MY VOICE AS A PARENT.>>Peter: THE 7-YEAR-OLD IS IN A SPECIAL NEEDS CLASS. THE TEACHER WHO CUT HIS HAIR IS NOW ON HOME ASSIGNMENT. PENDING THE OUTCOME OF AN INVESTIGATION. DOMINIC’S MOTHER PLANS TO MOVE HER SON TO ANOTHER SCHOOL AFTER MARCH BREAK.>>>A REMINDER, WE WILL BE TAKING YOUR QUESTIONS ON FACEBOOK LIVE DURING OUR SECOND COMMERCIAL BREAK. STRAIGHT AHEAD, OUR REGULAR LINE-UP. JENNIFER DITCHBURN JOINS ANDREW AND CHANTAL.>>>REX COMES BY LATER ♪ ♪ ♪ [vintage “The National” theme] Announcer: The National
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“no” to sovereignty. But of course, the story
the whole world is watching is the historic switch
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there’s another opening in the wall tonight,
number 22. When the waves crashed
ashore here, and they didn’t have
far to come, there’s the beach line. Our ride today is on
an Israeli Air Force Blackhawk helicopter. That is the area that
the suicide bombers used to get to some
of their targets. Look at this. Those are the Papal apartments
just over on the other side, that’s where
the Pope lives. As night falls,
we’re back on the road, moving through the streets
of Kandahar and as always,
on the lookout. ♪ ♪ Thanks for watching. ♪ ♪ [♪♪♪]>>Peter: WE HAVE GROUND TO COVER TONIGHT. LET GET RIGHT AT IT. ANDREW IS HERE IN TORONTO. CHANTAL IS IN MONTREAL. JENNIFER DITCHBURN JOINS US THIS WEEK FROM OTTAWA. I WANT TO START ON NAFTA. OF ALL THINGS. WE HAVE THE U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY WILBUR ROSS MAKING IT PRETTY CLEAR IN REMARKS HE MADE IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS, THAT THIS IS NOT A TWEAKING IN TERMS OF THE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES. IT COULD TAKE AT LEAST A YEAR. AND THERE IS SOME SERIOUS STUFF ON THE TABLE. DONALD TRUMP SAID IT WOULD BE TWEAKS. I DON’T THINK ANYBODY REALLY BELIEVED HIM. THIS SEEMS A LONG WAY FROM TWEAKS. ANDREW?>>IT SHOWS THAT WHAT DONALD TRUMP SAYS AND WHAT HAPPENS ARE OFTEN TWO DIFFERENT THINGS. HE HAS PEOPLE AROUND HIM WHO ARE MUCH MORE IDEOLOGICAL THAN HE IS ON THE QUESTIONS AND WHO DO NOT SHARE THE BROAD FREE TRADE CONSENSUS. THEY ARE OBSESSED WITH THE TRADE DEFICIT. WHICH ANY ECONOMIST CAN TELL YOU IS NOT A BIG DEAL. NOTHING SHOULD BE MADE AN OBJECT OF POLICY. WE WILL GET INTO NEGOTIATIONS IN WHICH WHO KNOWS WHAT DEMANDS COULD BE MADE OF US. WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WHAT KIND OF THINGS WE CAN MAKE CONCESSIONS ON AND CAN’T. SOME OF THE THINGS, IN TRADE NEGOTIATIONS, CLASSICALLY CONSIDERED CONCESSIONS ARE NOT CONCESSIONS AT ALL. IF FOR EXAMPLE, HE DEMANDED WE GET RID OF SUPPLY MANAGEMENT, I HAVE NO PROBLEM. IF IT GETS TO OTHER THINGS, IF IT GETS TO OTHER THINGS, WE HAVE TO CONSIDER WHAT BARGAINING LEVERAGE, WE CANNOT ASSUME THEY WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE SAME CONSIDERATIONS. WHAT ARE WE PREPARED TO WALK AWAY FROM THE TABLE OVER.>>Peter: CHANTAL, ANDREW GETS SUPPLY MANAGEMENT INTO HIS CONVERSATION. CHANTAL, HOW WORRIED SHOULD CANADA BE? ARE WE READY FOR HARD BALL NEGOTIATIONS? WE THINK BACK TO YEARS OR SO, SIMON REISMAN DAYS AND NEGOTIATIONS. DOES CANADA LOOK READY FOR THESE KIND OF NEGOTIATIONS IF THIS IN FACT IS WHAT THEY WILL BE?>>WE HAVE AN ADVANTAGE OVER 20 YEARS AGO FROM THE INTERNAL POINT OF VIEW. IN THE SENSE THAT THE — BACK THEN, BRIAN MULRONEY HAD TO LOOK OVER HIS SHOULDER AT THE LIBERALS AND HOW THEY WERE GOING TO BE TAKING SHOTS AT HIM OR AT ONTARIO WHICH OPPOSED BACK THEN, REMEMBER, THE FTA. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE N.D.P. ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SPECTRUM, THERE IS PRETTY BROAD CONSENSUS OF WHERE OUR SO-CALLED NATIONAL ECONOMIC INTERESTS RESTS. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT WE DO HAVE A LOT OF TIME TO TRY TO BUILD ALLIANCES, TO LOBBY, ACTUALLY, SENATORS WHO WOULD WANT PART OF THE STATUS QUO, A LOT OF IT TO BE PRESERVED. THE BAD NEWS THAT GIVES EVERY LOBBY IN THE UNITED STATES THAT WANTS CONCESSIONS, A LOT OF TIME TO PUT PRESSURE ON ELECTED OFFICIALS IN CONGRESS.>>Peter: JENNIFER, WHERE ARE YOU ON THIS?>>WE ARE AS READY AS COULD BE. CONSIDER WHAT OUR NEGOTIATORS HAVE BEEN DOING FOR X NUMBER OF YEARS. THEY HAVE BEEN NEGOTIATING THE TRADE DEAL WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION, THEY HAVE BEEN NEGOTIATING THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. WE HAVE SOME REAL INCREDIBLE FIRE POWER IN TERMS OF NEGOTIATOR. PEOPLE WHO KNOW THOSE SMALLEST DETAIL OF TRADE NEGOTIATIONS, AND ONE OF THE ORIGINAL NAFTA LAWYERS CAME BACK TO CANADA FROM WHERE HE WAS AT THE WTO. FROM MY UNDERSTANDING OF TALKING TO PEOPLE IN TERMS OF OUR OWN PERSONAL FIRE POWER IN TERMS OF DEALING WITH THE UNITED STATES, CANADA IS INCREDIBLY WELL EQUIPPED.>>Peter: YOU KNOW, THOSE REMARKS FROM ROSS AND OTHER SIGNALS OUT OF THE U.S. AND WASHINGTON, SPECIFICALLY IN THE LAST DAYS HAVE MADE SOME WONDER ABOUT JUST HOW MUCH OF A BUDGET THE BUDGET ON MARCH 22 IS GOING TO BE. BUDGET LIGHT, NOT TOO MUCH UNTIL THE AMERICANS PLAY MORE OF THEIR HAND. WOULD THAT MAKE SENSE, ANDREW?>>IT DOES. THAT IS ONE OF THE CONSIDERATIONS IF WE SEE MAJOR TAX CUTS IN THE UNITED STATES, THAT IMPLIES, YOU KNOW, BIG THINGS IN TERMS OF COMPETITIVENESS IN CANADA. THAT THEY HAVE TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF. SOME OF THE REVENUE FORECAST THAT THEY MAY HAVE BEEN COUNTING ON IN THE YEARS OUT, ARE NOT NECESSARILY GOING TO BE THERE FOR THEM. I CAN SEE THE DEGREE THAT WOULD INDUCE UNCERTAINTY AND UNCERTAINTY IN THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK. IT IS ONE THING FOR PEOPLE TO SAY, YOU KNOW, THE MARKET IS GOING IFY. THEY WILL CUT TAXES AND DEREGULATE. IF THEY ARE AS CRAZY ON TRADE POLICY, THAT HAS MAJOR IMPLICATIONS FOR THE WORLD ECONOMY AND ANOTHER SOURCE OF UNCERTAINTY IN ANYBODY’S FORECAST.>>Peter: JENNIFER?>>I MEAN, THEY PUT OFF A MAJOR TAX REVIEW THEY WERE GOING TO DO. THAT IS A PRETTY BIG SIGNAL THEY ARE WAITING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS. THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS THEY CAN’T PUSH OFF LONGER. THEY PROMISED THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE THE INNOVATION BUDGET. PEOPLE WILL BE LOOKING VERY CLOSELY TO SEE EXACTLY WHAT THEY DO TO GET CANADA AHEAD ON THAT. AND THERE IS A LOT OF STRONG SIGNALS THEY WILL BE FOCUSSED ON SKILLS TRAINING AND PREPARING CANADIANS FOR WORKFORCE THAT IS CHANGING MORE QUICKLY THAN ANYBODY COULD IMAGINE WITH AUTOMATION AND EVERYTHING ELSE. THERE WILL HAVE TO BE SOMETHING INTERESTING IN THERE. IT IS IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT, THERE IS NEW MONEY THAT APPEARED IN THE FALL ECONOMIC UPDATE. YOU SEE THEY SEEM TO BE LESS PREDICTABLE THAN PREVIOUS GOVERNMENTS IN TERMS OF WHEN MONEY IS ROLLED OUT AND WHETHER THE BUDGET IS THE BIG THING OR MAYBE IT IS THE FALL ECONOMIC UPDATE.>>Peter: CHANTAL, I WILL MOVE YOU ON TO THIS QUESTION OF NOMINATIONS INSIDE THE LIBERAL PARTY. I MEAN, WE ARE NOT CONSUMED BY THIS STORY OR THE FACT THEIR BYELECTION IS COMING UP. SOMETHING HAPPENED LAST NIGHT IN A QUEBEC RIDING IN SAINT LAURENT, STEFAN DION’S RIDING. THE LIBERALS EXPECTED THE PARTY FAVOUR WOULD WIN. THAT IS NOT WHAT HAPPENED. AND BECAUSE WHAT DID HAPPEN, HAPPENED, WHAT SHOULD WE MAKE OF IT ALL?>>A SIGNAL TO JUSTIN TRUDEAU THAT LOCAL LIBERAL MEMBERS DO TAKE SERIOUSLY THE NOTION THAT HE IS LETTING THEM CHOOSE THEIR OWN MEMBERS. THIS WAS A THREE-WAY RACE. THE DYNAMICS MADE THE LEAST EXPECTED CANDIDATE WIN. THE TWO FRONT RUNNERS BIT THE DUST. WHAT WAS MORE IMPORTANT WAS THAT THE FORMER QUEBEC MINISTER, JAMES, WHO HAD BEEN IDENTIFIED AS THE PREFERRED CHOICE BY THE PMO FINISHED THIRD ON THE FIRST BALLOT. AND THAT IS A PRETTY POWERFUL SIGNAL. KEEP IN MIND, YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE WRITING THAT WAS GIVEN TO STEPHAN DION AND HANDED BY JEAN CHRETIEN AFTER THE REFERENDUM. THE RATIONALE WAS NOT THAT MR. DION HAD A LINK TO THE RIDING. JEAN CHRETIEN MADE A FRANCOPHONE MINISTER. THE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A LONG TIME FOR THE LIBERAL MEMBERS TO ELECT SOMEONE THEY WANTED AND TO SEND THE MESSAGE TO JUSTIN TRUDEAU THAT IF HE MEANS THAT, THEY ARE TAKING HIM TO HIS WORD.>>Peter: ANDREW?>>IT WAS NOT JUST THERE WAS A PREFERRED CANDIDATE. THEY SCREENED OUT ANOTHER CANDIDATE WITHOUT TELLING ANYBODY WHY. WHO WAS VIEWED AS BEING A CREDIBLE CANDIDATE. SO I WONDER HOW MUCH OF THAT VOTE WAS A PROTEST VOTE. MAYBE FROM SOME OF HIS SUPPORTERS WHO WERE SAYING, THIS IS A DIRTY POOL.>>Peter: JENNIFER, YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT?>>I GUESS THEY SEEMED TO BE CONFLICTED BETWEEN THE WAY THAT THE PARTY IS RUN FOR MOST OF ITS HISTORY AND WHAT THEY ARE PROMISING NOW. THEY HAVE RAISED EXPECTATIONS SO HIGH, THEY WILL HAVE AN OPEN PROCESS. THEY ARE STUCK TO THE OLD WAY OF DOING THINGS. THE CONSERVATIVES HAD THESE KINDS OF ISSUES AS WELL. THEY HAD NOMINATION — THEY HAD PEOPLE THAT WERE REJECTED FOR NOMINATIONS AND HAD THOSE TROUBLES. BUT IN GENERAL, THEY WERE MORE OPEN. AND SO I THINK THAT THE LIBERALS ARE JUST STRUGGLING TO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE IN TERMS OF BEING AN OPEN PARTY OR STILL BEING A VERY SORT OF TOP DOWN HIERARCH PARTY.>>Peter: I WANT TO TRY SOMETHING ABOUT ONE OF THE TOP STORIES. IT HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE TALKING TODAY. IT IS THE QUESTION OF THE RESIGNATION OF JUSTICE ROBIN CAMP AFTER WHAT HAS BEEN LIKE A TWO OR THREE YEAR DISCUSSION ABOUT REMARKS HE MADE WHICH HE HIMSELF HAS EVENTUALLY SAID WERE DISGRACEFUL, THEY CAME DURING A SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE. A LOT OF FOCUS ON THOSE REMARKS IN THE NEWS TONIGHT. HERE IS THE QUESTION, AND JENNIFER, TRY IT FOR ME, IF YOU WILL. THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION ASKED FOR A BILL, SHE HAS BEEN ASKING FOR THIS FOR SOME TIME, SHE ASKED FOR THAT BILL ABOUT EDUCATION FOR JUDGES ON SEXUAL ASSAULT. TO BE FAST TRACKED. NOW, WHAT DOES THAT SAY THAT SHE ACTUALLY WOULD HAVE TO INTRODUCE A BILL LIKE THAT?>>I THINK IT SAYS THAT SHE VERY CORRECTLY IDENTIFIED A PROBLEM IN HOW OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM DEALS WITH VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT. AND IT IS NOT JUST IN THIS CASE. THERE IS A RECENT CASE IN HALIFAX, I BELIEVE, WHERE AN ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM IN A TAXICAB WHO WAS DRUNK, THAT THAT CASE WAS — THE PERSON IN THAT CASE WAS ACQUITTED. AND I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE UPSET WITH HEARING HOW THESE CASES ARE BEING DECIDED IN THE COURTS. HOW WELL JUDGES ARE TRAINED AROUND THE IDEAS OF — AROUND THE CONCEPT OF CONSENT. AND WHAT THE BEHAVIOUR OF WOMEN DURING THESE ASSAULTS AND AFTER THE ASSAULTS. I THINK RONA AMBROSE IS BANG ON WHEN SHE IS SAYING LET’S HAVE A BETTER TRAINING FOR JUDGES IN THESE KINDS OF SITUATIONS.>>Peter: TRAINING SCHOOL FOR JUDGES, THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT IT. IT SOUNDS ODD. YOU FIGURE, YOU KNOW IN SOCIETY WHEN SOMEBODY BECOMES A JUDGE, A FEDERAL JUDGE, THAT THEY HAVE REACHED A CERTAIN LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE THINGS THAT PLAY OUT IN SOCIETY. PLUS, THERE IS THE ASSUMPTION THAT SOMEWHERE IN THE PROCESS THEY HAVE BEEN TOUGHLY VETTED.>>I BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED TODAY WITH THE JUSTICE PROBABLY SENT THE MESSAGE EVEN MORE CLEARLY THAN THREE HOURS OF SENSITIVITY TRAINING FOR ANY JUDGE IN THIS COUNTRY.>>IT IS NOT SENSITIVITY TRAINING. IT IS UNDERSTANDING WHAT — >>YES, BUT THE EXPRESSION WASN’T THE POINT. THE POINT WAS WATCHING A JUDGE RESIGN BECAUSE HE WAS GOING TO BE DESTITUTED BY THE HOUSE OF COMMONS AND THE SENATE IS SOMETHING THAT WILL SINK IN MANY MORE BRAINS THAN ANYTHING YOU CAN TELL THEM THAT THEY SHOULD ALREADY KNOW ABOUT THE LAW.>>WHAT WE SHOULD SAY THAT DISTINGUISHES THE CASE, IT WENT THROUGH A FULL INQUIRY AND INVESTIGATION AND A DECISION WAS MADE BY THE CANADIAN JUDICIAL COUNCIL. THAT IS DIFFERENT THAN REACTING TO ANY COMMENT THAT SOME JUDGE MAKES SOMEWHERE IN THE NEWS. WE HAVE SEEN TOO MUCH OF THAT. PEOPLE WILL TAKE, OTHER CASES WHERE IN SOME CASES ON HIGHLY SENSITIVE TRIALS, A JUDGE WILL SAY ONE SENTENCE THAT WE HAVE TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT OF THE WHOLE TRIAL. THIS IS VERY CONTENTIOUS TERRITORY. A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THAT THE JUDGE IN THE GHOMESHI TRIAL DID OUTRAGEOUS THINGS. MANY SAID HE INTERPRETED THE LAW AS IT SHOULD BE APPLIED. FOR JUDGES FOR ANYBODY ELSE, WE WANT TO PRESERVE DUE PROCESS.>>Peter: WHAT ABOUT THE ISSUE OF VETTING? YOU KNOW, WE SEE DIFFERENT SITUATIONS IN TERMS OF JUDGES. WE SEE THE SUPREME COURT JUDGES ACTUALLY GO BEFORE PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE. IT IS KIND OF SOFT BALL QUESTIONS. NOT LIKE WHAT WE SEE IN A DIFFERENT SYSTEM. SOUTH OF THE BORDER. BUT BEYOND THE SUPREME COURT JUDGES, THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN. I MEAN, SHOULD IT HAPPEN? ARE THERE THOUGHTS ON THAT? JENNIFER?>>THAT IS A TOUGH ONE. THEY ARE TRYING TO REFORM THE WHOLE SYSTEM AROUND VETTING FOR SUPREME COURT JUSTICES WITH A NEW ADVISORY COUNCIL AND SO ON. I THINK THAT — I THINK TIME ASPECT WOULD BE ONE OF THE CONSIDERATIONS, BECAUSE NOW YOU ARE ADDING A WHOLE LAYER OF VETTING. I DON’T KNOW. THAT IS A COMPLICATED QUESTION, PETER.>>Peter: ALL RIGHT. BECAUSE IT IS COMPLICATED. WE WILL LEAVE IT AT THAT. WE WILL ALL THINK ABOUT IT. JENNIFER, GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US. CHANTAL IN MONTREAL. ANDREW IS IN TORONTO. SEE YOU NEXT BUDGET WEEK. TWO WEEKS FROM NOW. SEE YOU THEN.>>>ALL RIGHT, TIME NOW FOR MR. MURPHY.>>SHOULD WE PAY HOMAGE TO CANADA’S MOST FAMOUS SEPARATIST, RENE LEVESQUE? [♪♪♪]>>WE HAVE ANOTHER 4 MINUTES TO TALK TO YOU. IF YOU WATCHED LAST NIGHT, THE FIRST COUPLE OF NIGHTS WERE IN BLACK, THERE WAS NOTHING HAPPENING. WE HAD A TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. SORRY ABOUT THAT. YOU ONLY CAUGHT THE LAST COUPLE OF MINUTES. THAT. UNFORTUNATELY. THERE ARE A LOT OF QUESTIONS. A REAL MIX HERE. PETER, IT COMES FROM PENNY. HAVE YOU EVER MET THE QUEEN? I HAVE MET THE QUEEN. VERY NICE LADY. THE QUEEN. SHE OFTEN MEETS WITH THE MEDIA WHO ARE COVERING HER TOUR. THERE IS ONE OCCASION THROUGH EACH TOUR TO DO THAT. ASKED, WHAT SPORTS MOMENT MADE YOU CRY? I DON’T THINK I CRIED. YOU GET EMOTIONAL WHEN YOU ARE INTO SOMETHING. SIDNEY CROSBY’S GOAL. THE VANCOUVER OLYMPICS, THE GOLD. TOM BRADY’S BIG WIN IN THE SUPER BOWL. I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF FANS, NOT. I AM. IT WAS ASKED, HAVE YOU STARTED TO PLAN FOR YOUR FINAL BROADCAST? FINAL BROADCAST, WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? NO. I HAVEN’T STARTED THAT YET. TERESA ASKED, DO YOU HAVE A SECRET HIDDEN TALENT? WENDY ASKS — IF I HAD A HIDDEN TALENT, IT WOULDN’T BE A SECRET IF I TOLD YOU, RIGHT. YES, I DO. I WON’T TELL YOU WHAT IT IS. WENDY ASKS, PETER UNDER THE CATEGORY, WHAT IS YOUR SIMPLE PLEASURE, CHOCOLATE. WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN? GOLF. DAVID TURNER, WHAT HOBBIES ARE YOU TAKING UP WHEN YOU RETIRE? GOLF. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? THERE IS A GOOD ONE. THE CANADIAN HISTORIAN WROTE A NEW BOOK ON VIMY. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. I AM READING IT BECAUSE WE WILL GO BACK TO VIMY RIDGE IN A FEW WEEKS TIME TO DO OUR COVERAGE, LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE THAT MANY SAY MARKED CANADA IN A SENSE OF, SOME ARGUE IT WAS THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE NATION. THAT’S WHERE CANADA ACTUALLY BEGAN AS A COUNTRY. EVEN 50 YEARS AFTER CONFEDERATION. THERE IS A DEBATE ABOUT THAT. I AM SURE WE WILL GET INTO IT ON THE AIR. ASKED, WHAT DOES INTEGRITY MEAN TO YOU? GOOD QUESTION. IT MEANS BEING HONEST WITH YOURSELF. HONEST WITH YOUR FRIENDS. HONEST WITH YOUR AUDIENCE. HONESTY BEST POLICY. I THINK THAT IS WHAT INTEGRITY IS ABOUT. HAVE I SEEN A UFO ASKED. NO, I HAVE NOT. WHO WAS YOUR ROLE MODEL AS A REPORTER? MANY OF THEM. A FELLOW BY THE NAME OF COLIN, A NATIONAL REPORTER IN MANITOBA. WHEN I STARTED MY CAREER IN CHURCHILL, MANITOBA, AND COLIN USED TO GIVE ME LOTS OF GREAT ADVICE. A WONDERFUL GUY. MATTHEW ASKS, WHAT LOCATION WERE YOU COVERED A NEWS ITEM WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE. BERLIN, THE WEEKEND THE WALL CAME DOWN. I GOT THERE A COUPLE OF NIGHTS AFTER IT STARTED. IT WAS STILL GOING ON. YOU NEVER FORGET IT. WHERE IS THE ONE PLACE YOU TRAVELLED TO THAT YOU HAVE NOT BEEN? I HAVE BEEN A LOT OF PLACES IN THE WORLD THROUGH THIS JOB. ANTARCTICA, I HAVE NOT BEEN TO. I WOULD LOVE TO GO. WHAT IS YOUR VIEWPOINTS ON MILLENIALS. ARE WE LAZY? NONE OF THE MILLENIALS I KNOW ARE LAZY. I WOULD SAY NOT. THERE ARE GOOD ONES HERE. WE HAVE TEN SECONDS LEFT BEFORE REX. REX IS LIKE PAWING AT THE GROUND WHEN HE IS READY TO GO ON. HERE HE COMES.>>THE FEDERAL PROPOSAL FROM CANADIAN HERITAGE TO HONOUR THE LATE LEVESQUE HAS PEOPLE RAISING THE QUESTION SHOULD CANADA HONOUR ITS MOST OUTSTANDING SEPARATIST? WHEN SEPARATISM IS NEW, IT WAS A GOOD TIME TO BE A CANADIAN. FOR THAT CONTEST SUMONED TWO MEN, BOTH FROM QUEBEC, TO LEAD THE CHARGE FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE SIDES. CANADA HAD THE PIERRE TRUDEAU, SEPARATISTS, RENE LEVESQUE. TRUDEAU HAD A MIXED ENGLISH FRENCH ANCESTRY AND GIFTS. THE INSTINCTS OF A STREET FIGHTER AND A BRAIN LIKE A BLADE. LETHAL IN ARGUMENT, FEARLESS IN ATTACK OR DEFENCE. LEVESQUE HAD THE TENACITY OF A BULLDOG. UNPARALLEL GIFTS OF ORATORY. HE OWNED THE AFFECTION OF LITTLE GUY OR GALL THAT LISTENED TO HIM. HE WAS A POPULIST. AN EVERY MAN POLITICIAN. IT WAS THE FINEST POLITICAL DRAMA OF A WHOLE 150 YEARS. A CONTEST BETWEEN TWO SONS OF QUEBEC WHO TOOK IT FROM THE ANGLE, AND LOW CONTEST IT COULD HAVE BEEN AND MADE IT SOMETHING LARGER ENTIRELY. A PASSIONATE EXAMINATION OF THE BASIS OF OUR COUNTRY’S BEING. LEVESQUE’S CHALLENGE SHARPENED OUR IDEAS OF WHAT CONFEDERATION MEANS, UPDATED ITS UNDERSTANDING. AND ACTIVELY BROUGHT TO CONSIDERATION OF WHAT WE USED TO CALL THE QUEBEC FACT INTO MINDS OUTSIDE QUEBEC. LEVESQUE FORCED THE EXERCISE OF TRUDEAU’S RESOURCES, POLITICAL, RHETORICAL AND INTELLECTUAL TO THEIR FULLEST PLAY. TRUDEAU IN TURN CALLED OUT ALL THE COURAGE AND PASSION LEVESQUE WAS CAPABLE OF. EACH WERE LARGER BECAUSE OF THE OTHER. BOTH GAVE US CANADIAN HISTORY, BEING CONDUCTED IN REAL-TIME IN THE OPEN, ON HALL STAGES, AT PRESS CONFERENCES, AND CONSTITUTIONAL BARTERING SESSIONS WITH ECHOES ON THE STREETS, AT HOME, WORK AND SCHOOL. NOW, AS CANADIANS, THERE WAS NO QUESTION WHO WE WERE ROOTING FOR. TRUDEAU WAS EQUAL TO THE MOMENT AND THEN SOME. BUT IT WOULD BE A SMALL SOUL INDEED WHO DIDN’T LOOK ON RENE LEVESQUE IN THOSE DAYS WITHOUT RESPECT FOR HIS SKILLS. ADMIRATION FOR HIS UNQUALIFIED FORTHRIGHTNESS AND REAL AFFECTION FOR HIS PERSONA. SO ON THE IDEA OF HONOURING HIM, I SAY YES. NOT FOR HIS GOAL. BUT FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH HE FOUGHT FOR IT. THE CONTEST HE LED, WHICH IRONICALLY, WE FIND OUR UNDERSTANDING AND FEEL FOR OUR COUNTRY. AND FOR KEEPING THE QUARREL WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF LAW AND IN ALMOST ALL CASES, DECENT CONDUCT. HAVE WE HAD A CONTEST OF THIS CONSEQUENCE WHERE THE CHAMPIONS OF BOTH SIDES SHOW THE RARE QUALITY OF HIGH LEADERSHIP THIS COUNTRY CAN SUMMON WHEN THE TIMES DEMAND OUR BEST. LEVESQUE WAS MORE AN ADVOCATE FOR QUEBEC THAN HE WAS IN ANY REAL SENSE AN ENEMY OF CANADA. TO SUBTRACT FROM OUR HISTORY IS IMPOSSIBLE. TO DENY HIM ACKNOWLEDGE, MEANLY PETTY. I WOULD POINT OUT THAT JOEY SMALLWOOD WHO LIKE TO BE CALLED THE ONLY LIVING FATHER OF CONFEDERATION LIKED LEVESQUE AND ADMIRED HIM. JOEY WOULD BE ONSIDE FOR THIS. WHATEVER SMALLWOOD’S LOVE FOR CANADA, WHICH WAS COMPLETE, HE WOULD STILL MAKE ROOM FOR AN HONEST FIGHTER IN AN OPPOSITE CORNER. AND LEVESQUE WAS THAT. ♪ [“The National” theme] Reporter:
This is Niagara Falls, and if you’ve noticed a little
more foam at its base lately, perhaps it’s mainly
because of the beer– beer that’s being dumped
by the caseload into the custom shed washroom
upriver at Fort Erie. They are bringing
more beer than usual on account of
the beer strike in Ontario. Reporter: One Hamilton man,
who shuffled off to Buffalo to pick up a couple
of six packs got his comeuppance,
but at least he, unlike many others, was able
to kiss his beer goodbye. A Canadian beer-drinking
tradition is disappearing fast, and the first place
they are feeling it is in the Maritimes. What’s vanishing are those squat
and stubby dark brown bottles. The Canadian brewery industry
has spent millions of dollars to make the change
to long neck bottles, and part of that cost is
a result of scenes like this. There’s no doubt that Cape
Bretoners have done their part to support
the brewery industry, and some wonder why the beer
couldn’t have found its way to a charitable cause. It’s a beer drinker’s lament– 700 cases of supposedly
good brew down the drain, so to speak. [bottles rattle] Brewers say the change
was inevitable– light beer has
become popular, and American beer
and twist-off caps. I find when you’re
drinking out of them, that it foams up more. Reporter: But most beer drinkers
have adjusted. As long as
the beer’s still there. ♪ [guitar] Specialty brewers are
on the hop these days, rushing to cash in on
more relaxed liquor laws. Now that Canadian liquor laws
are changing, new breweries are
springing up all over. There’s one in the back of
this pub in Kingston, Ontario. The idea of drinking the stuff
that’s made in the back room is catching on. It’s got a hell
of a lot more body than a Canadian beer,
I’ll tell you that. It’s very smooth,
it’s very easy to drink. Okay, Ernie, if you could
put your yeast there. Reporter: Ernie Cunootsen
has been coming to this so-called U Brew store
for about three years. It’s easy
and it’s cheap. Making your own beer and wine
in British Columbia is virtually tax-free. You could brew a dozen bottles
here for about $10; buying it at the liquor store
would cost 15. For the working men, yes. It’s the working people,
the working class people, it’s a way better deal. ♪ ♪ Announcer: Most hours
have 60 minutes; This Hour
Has Seven Days. ♪ [fanfare] Tonight, Ralph Nader charges
the Detroit car companies with running risks
that can’t hurt them but do hurt us. I could give an example of
the Buick Roadmaster in 1953, the one with
powered brakes. Came onto the market,
many thousands of them, with a defective
braking system. Now– Reporter: You mean in
the ’53 Buick Roadmaster– with power brakes. A driver would literally go
from normal brakes to no brakes like that? That’s right. This is
documented in court records, which is very interesting. It shows you that the only way
we find out about these things is through the cumbers process
in the judicial system. ♪ [dramatic] What you want to do is make an
overwhelming systematic case to overcome the resistance
of industry. The stronger a case
you make, the more scientists
that you have working on the project
on an independent, objective basis,
the more overpowered the forces of humane automotive
technology would be.>>Announcer: Next time in the den…>>I have completely reinvented the vacuum cleaner.>>Announcer: An idea that sucks.>>Thank you.>>Announcer: Dragons’ Den, Wednesday at 8:00 on CBC.>>Acquitted of all charges and my heart sank and within 24 hours we created Black Lives Matter.>>Every generation, our struggle looks different but it’s the same.>>The reality is with racism we’re talking about power.>>Announcer: Inside Black Lives Matter on the fifth estate, Friday at 9:00. [♪♪♪]>>Peter: UNDERGROUND IN TEHRAN, THERE ARE HIDDEN WEAPONS OF A SORT. SHOCKING, POWERFUL, INCREDIBLY VALUABLE. AND BURIED. AS NAHLAH AYED EXPLAINS, WHAT IRAN CHOOSES TO DO WITH THEM COULD HELP THE COUNTRY CONNECT WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD.>>Reporter: NO DOUBT, THE POLITICAL ART IS IN A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN. BUT IT REFLECTS JUST ONE VIEW. THROUGH ONE LENS ON LIFE HERE. AT THE TEHRAN MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, THE ROOM FOR THE COUNTLESS OTHERS, AND MORE NUANCE OF INTERPRETATION. THERE IS ROOM HERE FOR A HIDDEN TREASURE OF ALMOST FORGOTTEN WESTERN ART. BILLIONS WORTH. LOST TO THE WIDER ART WORLD FOR ALMOST FOUR DECADES. HASSAN KNOWS THE SELECTION WELL. HE HAS WORKED HERE FOR 20 YEARS. I WANT TO REASSURE YOU, WE ARE DOING OUR BEST TO PRESERVE THE ART, HE SAYS. IT IS A NATIONAL TREASURE. WHAT IS CONSIDERED THE MODERN ART COLLECTION, OUTSIDE THE WESTERN WORLD, SITS IN THE MUSEUM’S VAULT, SOUTH OF STREET LEVEL. WE WERE GIVEN A LOOK. NOT ALLOWED A CAMERA BEYOND THE SEALED DOOR. INSIDE ARE WARHOLS AND PICASSO, THE MOST EXPENSIVE, A $400 MILLION U.S. PIECE BY JACKSON POLLIC. 1500 RELICS OF A ONCE DEEP CONNECTION TO THE WESTERN WORLD. THE BANISHMENT REFLECTED DIFFICULT RELATIONSHIPS, NOT JUST WITH THE WEST, BUT WITH IRAN’S OWN PREREVOLUTION PAST. IT WAS IN THE PRO WEST DAYS OF THE SHAH THAT HIS WIFE AND ART LOVER HAD BUYERS PUT THE COLLECTION TOGETHER. BACK AROUND WHEN ANDY WARHOL VISITED TO MAKE A PORTRAIT OF HER. THE PORTRAIT WAS APPARENTLY DESTROYED WHEN THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION ERUPTED. THE SHAH WAS DEPOSED. HE AND HIS WIFE EXILED. THE COLLECTION STORED IN THE VAULT OF THE MUSEUM SHE HAD BUILT TO DISPLAY IT. WHERE IT HAS BEEN EVER SINCE. A HOSTAGE OF CIRCUMSTANCE. THE ONLY WESTERN ART, PERMANENTLY DISPLAYED ARE THE OUTDOOR SCULPTURES. IN RECENT YEARS, SOME OF THE PAINTINGS HAVE OCCASIONALLY BEEN EXHIBITED. BUT NOT ALL, BECAUSE WITH THE CONSERVATIVE LAWS HERE, THIS RENOIT WOULD NEVER BE DISPLAYED. WE DON’T WANT TO GET RID OF THESE PIECES BECAUSE THEY HAVE VALUE, HE SAYS. A TENTH OF THE COLLECTION IS AFFECTED. AS THE COUNTRY TRIES TO FORGE MORE LINKS WITH THE WEST AFTER THE LANDMARK NUCLEAR DEAL. THERE IS ROOM FOR THE ART TO BE A BLUNT INSTRUMENT OF SOFT POWER. A BERLIN SHOW THAT PROMISED A FINE DISPLAY OF THE ART OF DIPLOMACY WAS CANCELLED WHEN IRAN’S PRESIDENT FAILED TO SIGN THE EXPORT PERMIT. IT IS NOT CLEAR WHY. AND SO THE PIECES STAY LOCKED AWAY IN THEIR VAULT. A POWERFUL DIPLOMATIC ARSENAL IN A DIALOGUE STILL WAITING TO HOUSE.>>Peter: STILL AHEAD, A MEMORABLE MEETING WITH THE QUEEN. A CASTLE FOR SALE. AND A SPECIAL RESTAURANT SERVING UP MUCH MORE THAN A TASTY PLATE.>>FIRST LET’S CHECK THE BUSINESS NUMBERS. THE TSX WAS DOWN 14 POINTS. THE CANADIAN DOLLAR FELL 1/10th OF THE CENT. THE DOW WAS LARGELY UNCHANGED. THE PRICE OF OIL DIPPED A BUCK A BARREL.>>TOMORROW ON THE CURRENT, WITH THE RISE OF VIOLENT HOOLIGANISM AT SOCCER MATCHES, A RUSSIAN POLITICIAN WANTS TO TURN THE BRAWLS INTO AN ORGANIZED SPECTATOR SPORT. THAT IS ON THE CURRENT, WEEKDAYS ♪ [“The National” theme] ♪ how many roads
must a man walk down ♪ Reporter: The military here
say they have never seen anything like it around
the Lincoln Memorial, or for that matter,
anywhere else here in the capital
of the United States. Lift our nation from the
quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of
brotherhood, Now is the time. [cheering] Reporter: This park area
on the Washington Mall right underneath
the Capitol dome, has been the gathering place
for many demonstrations, but none quite so strange
as this collection of uniformed veterans
complete with medals and toy machine guns. The anti-war movement
in this country is an ever-changing
phenomenon– you never know quite
what to expect next. William H Gerald
from Atlanta, Georgia. 26 air medals and all the other
stuff that goes with it. [cheering] Reporter: Washington
was the scene today of the largest
anti-nuclear demonstration ever held in the US. [chants] four-six-eight!
We don’t want to radiate! two-four-six-eight!
We don’t want to radiate! If you’re not building
for the future, you’re stealing from it! Reporter: They call
the supreme court decision a tragic mistake, and on this,
the 10th anniversary of legalized abortions,
26,000 marchers vowed to begin a second
decade of protest. Organizers are calling it the biggest pro-choice
rally in history. ♪ we will never give up ♪ ♪ we will never give up ♪ ♪ we will never give in
we will never give in ♪ Reporter: From Capitol Hill
to the Washington Monument, they formed an awesome
mass of people– not the million and a half
the organizers claimed, but the largest ever gathering
of black Americans. We are not here
to tear down America, America is tearing
itself down. We are here to rebuild the wasted cities. Reporter: This was exactly
the image organizers wanted– a pageant of Americans
before a national icon. Announcer: Glenn Beck! Reporter: Summoned by
a political commentator and a champion
of Conservatives. This day is a day that we can start
the heart of America again. Look around you,
you’re not alone! You are Americans! [cheering] ♪ ♪ ♪ [news theme] The National. ♪ ♪ Peter Mansbridge:
Tonight. ♪ ♪ ♪ [hip hop] ♪ [dramatic;
orchestral] Explorers, risk-takers, and dreamers. Fighting the odds in a land
of extremes. Across a vast continent we build a nation. Truly strong and free. An epic
ten part series, Canada:
the Story of Us, special two hour
series premier, Sunday, March 26th
at 8:00 on CBC. Brought to you in part by
ancestry.ca.>>Peter: THE QUEEN, HONOURED IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS TODAY, INCLUDING SERGEANT MARK LUN AND CORPORAL MICHELLE LUN. THEIR SON STOLE THE SHOW. THE 2-YEAR-OLD SQUIRMED AND COMPLAINED HIS WAY THROUGH A SHORT AUDIENCE WITH THE QUEEN. SHE DID NOT SEEM TO MIND.>>>FROM THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR TO A HOUSE OF TUDOR, THE CASTLE IS UP FOR SALE. IT IS A HOTEL WITH 28 BEDROOMS AND WILL RUN YOU ABOUT $14 MILLION. OF COURSE THE HONEYMOON SUITE WARRANTS CAUTION AFTER THEY GOT MARRIED, KING HENRY CAME HERE WITH ANNE BOLEYN. SHE WAS LATER BEHEADED.>>>A NEW RESTAURANT HAS OPENED IN REGINA, LIKE ALL BUSINESSES, THE OWNERS ARE HOPING TO DO WELL. AS THE CBC TELLS US, THEY ARE HOPING TO DO GOOD.>>Reporter: ORDER UP. USING ITS NICKNAME, AND THE BANICK HOUSE IS IN BUSINESS. ON THE GRAND OPENING, THE SMALL RESTAURANT FILLS UP. THE KITCHEN CHURNING OUT THE HOUSE SPECIAL. IT IS A STAPLE OF INDIGENOUS CUISINE, SERVED UP, FRIED OR BAKED. PLAIN OR USED AS A BED FOR TOPPING.>>Interview: IT WAS AWESOME. REALLY GOOD.>>Reporter: THE BANICK SERVES A BIGGER PURPOSE. IT FUNDS THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORK DONE BY THE ALL RISE PROJECT.>>Interview: WE CAME TOGETHER BECAUSE WE WERE IDENTIFIED GAPS IN SERVICES IN THE COMMUNITY. ALSO A STRONG NEED TO WORK WITH ORGANIZATIONS IN THE COMMUNITY AND CONTRIBUTE TO ADDRESSING THE GAPS.>>Reporter: ONE OF THE NEEDS IS TEACHING YOUNG PEOPLE WORKPLACE SKILLS THROUGH TRAINING AND PLACEMENTS. ALL RISE PLACES SOME OF THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE BANICK HOUSE KITCHEN. THIS IS THE 17-YEAR-OLD’S FIRST JOB.>>Interview: NOW I HAVE THE MEANS TO SUPPORT MYSELF.>>Reporter: BESIDES EMPLOYING YOUTH, IT FUNDS AN INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S CENTRE IN REGINA. BEHIND THOSE WALLS IS THE FIRST WOMEN’S ONLY SWEAT LODGE IN REGINA. NOW, THAT IS SACRED SPACE. WE DON’T TAKE OUR CAMERAS THERE. THE WOMEN SAY IT IS AN IMPORTANT WAY TO RAISE THE SPIRIT OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND EMBRACE A SPIRIT OF UNITY OF ALL NATIONS. WOMEN FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE LODGE. .>>WHEN YOU GATHER WOMEN, IT IS VERY STRONG. WHEN ANYBODY GATHERS TO PRAY, IT IS STRONG. THIS IS NOTHING NEW TO FIFTH AVENUE IN REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN. CEREMONY, OUR ANCESTORS HAVE BEEN CEREMONYING HERE FOR YEARS. WE ARE RENEWING THAT AGAIN ONCE MORE ON THIS LAND.>>Reporter: NEXT ON THE MENU, MORE COMMUNITY OUTREACH. INCLUDING AN EXPANSION INTO EVENING COURSES. ALL POSSIBLE, AS LONG AS THE HOUSE STAYS BUSY. CBC NEWS, REGINA.>>Peter: THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” THIS THURSDAY NIGHT. FOR NEWS AT ANY HOUR, YOU CAN ALWAYS GO TO OUR WEBSITE, CBCNEWS.CA. I’M PETER MANSBRIDGE. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. [♪♪♪]

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