The National for Monday April 16, 2018 – Patrick Chan, Humboldt, Alleged Serial Killer


>>Rosemary: ON THIS MONDAY NIGHT, WHAT IS MAKING CANADIAN DIPLOMATS IN CUBA AND THEIR FAMILIES SO SICK? EXPERTS ARE BAFFLED AND THEY SAY THAT IT’S A BRAIN INJURY THAT IS NEW TO SCIENCE. SO THE GOVERNMENT IS SENDING THE DIPLOMATS’ SPOUSES AND CHILDREN HOME. TONIGHT WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THIS MEDICAL MYSTERY.>>Adrienne: ALSO A CBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE REVEALS HOW SOME TEAM OWNERS ARE MAKING MONEY OFF SCALPED TICKETS.>>Andrew: AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS — THESE ARE BUCKETS ON THE FIELD AT ROGERS CENTRE IN TORONTO CAPTURING WATER AFTER CHUNKS OF ICE FELL OFF THE C.N. TOWER AND RIPPED RIGHT THROUGH THE DOME. WE’LL SHOW YOU THE DAMAGE FROM THAT SPRING ICE STORM. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*)>>Rosemary: WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT DANGEROUS DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS YOU MIGHT PICTURE A WAR ZONE, NOT A COUNTRY WHERE MORE THAN A MILLION CANADIANS VACATION EVERY YEAR BUT TONIGHT OTTAWA HAS DECLARED CUBA TOO RISKY FOR THE FAMILIES OF OUR DIPLOMATS ALL BECAUSE OF AN ILLNESS WITH NO APPARENT CAUSE AND NO CLEAR CURE. ABOUT A YEAR AGO DIPLOMATS SERVING HERE IN HAVANA AND THEIR FAMILIES BEGAN COMPLAINING OF SOME RATHER STRANGE SYMPTOMS. AT LEAST 10 CANADIANS HAVE NOW SHOWN UNEXPLAINED DIZZINESS, HEADACHES, NAUSEA, EVEN HEARING LOSS. AND NOW THE GOVERNMENT SAYS THAT THE CANADIANS MAY, IN FACT, HAVE A BRAIN INJURY. KATHERINCATHERINE CULLEN HAS BEEN TRACKING THIS STORY TODAY FROM OTTAWA. CATHERINE, TELL US WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THESE CANADIANS BECOMING ILL.>>Reporter: IT’S MORE MYSTERIOUS THAN EVER AND FOR ABOUT A YEAR NOW CANADIAN AND AMERICAN OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN LOOKING INTO THIS. ONE SENIOR CANADIAN OFFICIAL DID SAY TODAY THAT THE UP TO 10 PEOPLE WHO EXPERIENCED THESE SYMPTOMS, THEY HAVE COME BACK TO CANADA AND THEIR SYMPTOMS WERE GETTING BETTER BUT IN SOME CASES THEIR SYMPTOMS CAME BACK ONCE AGAIN. SO WE FIND OURSELVES WITH THIS MEDICAL ENIGMA OF SORTS AND SOME CALL IT “HAVANA SYNDROME.” LISTEN TO AN AMERICAN DOCTOR WHO EXAMINE SOMEDAY AMERICAN DIPLOMATS WHO FELL ILL…>>THIS IS KIND OF LIKE, YOU KNOW, IMMACULATE CONCUSSION. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. AND YET THEY LOOK ALMOST EXACTLY LIKE THE PATIENTS THAT WE WOULD SEE IN A CONCUSSION CLINIC.>>Reporter: CANADIAN OFFICIALS SAID THAT TWO CAUSE ARE NOW THOUGHT TO BE IMPROBABLABLE — THIS WASN’T A SONIC ATTACK AND IT WASN’T A MASS SYYCOHOGENIC ILLNESS WITH NO CAUSE. THEY HAVE DONE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHTING FOR THE RESIDENCES OF EMBASSY STAFF AND THAT DIDN’T LEAD TO A CAUSE. NOW THEY ARE LOOKING AT A BRAIN INJURY. THEY ARE CALLING FOR MORE RESEARCH AND NOTING THAT THE CAUSE IS UNKNOWN BUT IT COULD BE HUMAN MADE. AND LISTEN TO WHAT THE AMERICAN EXPERT HAD TO SAY ABOUT THAT.>>Reporter: THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT YOU HAD TO DEAL WITH SOMETHING LIKE THAT?>>THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT SOMEONE HAD TO DEAL WITH THIS.>>IN THE MEDICAL HISTORY?>>THERE’S REALLY NOTHING LIKE THIS.>>Reporter: NOW TO BE CLEAR, CANADIAN OFFICIALS ARE NOT BLAMING ANYONE FOR THIS AND IT’S NOT CLEAR IF AN INDIVIDUAL OR SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE REALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF THIS. AND WE STILL HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS. THEY HAVE SAID THOUGH THAT THE CUBAN OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN COOPERATIVE DURING THE INVESTIGATIONS.>>Rosemary: SO MANY CANADIANS GO DOWN TO CUBA FOR HOLIDAYS SHOULD. TOURISTS AND OTHER CANADIANS BE WORRIED ABOUT THIS?>>Reporter: WELL, GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA SAYS, NO. THEY SAY THAT WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENED HERE THERE WAS REALLY THIS CLUSTER OF INCIDENTS AFFECTING CANADIAN AND AMERICAN DIPLOMATS AND THEIR FAMILIES. THEY DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THERE’S AN INCREASED LEVEL OF THREAT TO CANADIAN TOURISTS. THEY DO SAY THOUGH THAT WHILE THEY CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE THIS THEY CONTINUE TO HAVE HOPE. THEY REALLY ARE NOT CLOSE TO FIGURING OUT EXACTLY WHAT HAS HAPPENED HERE.>>Rosemary: THAT’S JUST A STRANGE STORY. THANK YOU, CATHERINE.>>>UNACCOMPANIED POSTS ARE CONSIDERED SO DANGEROUS THAT DIPLOMATS CAN’T TAKE THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS AND THAT IS TYPICALLY IN CONFLICT ZONES BUT WITH HAVANA NOW ON THE LIST THEY CONSIDER CUBA AS DANGEROUS AS THE MISSIONS IN AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, LIBYA AND SOUTH SUDAN. IT’S NOT JUST CANADIANS WHO HAVE FALLEN SICK IT’S STUMPING THE U.S. DIPLOMATS AS WELL.>>President Donald Trump: WELL, YOU WILL SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN CUBA BUT THEY DID SOME BAD THINGS IN CUBA.>>Rosemary: AT LEAST 22 AMERICANS GOT SICK IN WHAT THE U.S. SAYS WERE ATTACKS ON ITS DIPLOMATS. FOR HIS PART DONALD TRUMP SAYS THAT CUBE IS RESPONSIBLE BUT HE’S OFFERED NO EVIDENCE. THEY’RE EVEN TELLING AMERICANS TO RECONSIDER TRAVELLING THERE.>>Adrienne: NOW TO THE INVESTIGATION CLOSER TO HOME. ALLEGED SERIAL KILLER BRUCE McARTHUR HAS ONE MORE LIFE TO ANSWER FOR WHEN HE EVENTUALLY GOES ON TRIAL. TONIGHT HE’S CHARGED WITH AN EIGHTH KIEWNT OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER. THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT THIS NEWEST VICTIM THAT SETS HIM APART FROM ALL OF THE REST. IOANNA ROUMELIOTIS HAS THE STORY.>>Reporter: TO POLICE HE WAS A MAN WHO WAS A MYSTERY, A MAN IN A PICTURE WITH NO NAME — UNTIL NOW. IT’S A SHRED OF DIGNITY A HORROR STORY THAT KEEPS UNFOLDING.>>I CAN NOW REPORT THAT THE REMAINS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS KIRUSHNA KUMAR KANAGARATNAM.>>Reporter: KANAGARATNAM IS NOW BRUCE McARTHUR’S EIGHTH ALLEGED VICTIM, KILLED POLICE BELIEVE IN LATE 2015. IDENTIFIED ONLY AFTER POLICE RELEASED A PICTURE OF HIM DEAD ON TWO OCCASIONS.>>THE STRESS AND ANXIETY OVER DEALING WITH HUNDREDS OF TIPS AND HUNDREDS OF MISSING PERSONS CONCERNS AND DOZENS OF POTENTIAL IDENTIFICATIONS FOR THE EIGHTH VICTIM HAS BEEN ENORMOUS.>>Reporter: LIKE SOME OTHER ALLEGED VICTIMS OF McARTHUR’S, KANAGARATNAM’S REMAINS WERE FOUND IN PLANTERS AT A HOME WHERE McARTHUR STORED HIS LANDSCAPING TOOLS. BUT THERE’S A CHILLING RANDOMNESS TO HIS MURDER. UNLIKE THE OTHERS POLICE HAVEN’T CONNECTED HIM TO TORONTO’S GAY VILLAGE OR FOUND AN ONLINE PROFILE ON ANY DATING APPS LINKED TO McARTHUR.>>HE DOESN’T QUITE FIT THE PROFILE THAT WE HAVE SEEN BEFORE, AND THIS DOES CREATE A WIDE OPEN NET.>>Reporter: WHAT IS CLEAR — HIS STORY IS A SAD ONE. POLICE SAY THAT KANAGARATNAM ARRIVED IN CANADA IN 2010 FROM SRI LANKA. CBC NEWS HAS LEARNED THAT HE WAS ON THE M.V. SUN SEA, A THAI CARGO SHIP CARRYING NEARLY 500 TAMIL ASYLUM SEEKERS THAT DOCKED IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. MOST WERE FLEEING THE AFTERMATH OF SRI LANKA’S BLOODY CIVIL WAR. TO SURVIVE AN ARDUOUS 100 DAY JOURNEY AT SEA ONLY TO BE MURDERED IN THE SAFE HAVEN THAT CANADA REPRESENTED WAS A CRUEL TWIST OF FATE. GABRIEL CHAN WAS ONE OF THE LAWYERS INVOLVED IN THE REFUGEE HEARINGS AND HE MET KANAGARATNAM AND REMEMBERS A SOFT-SPOKEN MAN.>>IT WAS SHOCKING TO ME AND HE WAS SUCH A NICE GUY AND JUST TO KNOW THAT WAS HIS FATE, IT WAS TERRIBLE.>>Reporter: THIS MAN SPENT ALL OF THAT TIME AT SEA WITH KANAGARATNAM. HE DOESN’T WANT US TO USE HIS FULL NAME. THEY BOTH SPOKE OF CREATING NEW LIVES IN CANADA. BOTH ENDED UP IN TORONTO AND WOULD RUN INTO EACH OTHER OVER THE YEARS. HE SAYS THAT KANAGARATNAM BECAME DESPONDENT AFTER HIS REFUGEE CLAIM WAS DENIED. AT ONE POINT HE WAS LIVING ON THE STREETS.>>HE CAME TO CANADA TO PROTECT HIS LIFE BUT UNFORTUNATELY, HE’S NOT WITH US, NO. REALLY BAD NEWS.>>Adrienne: IOANNA IS HERE WITH MORE ON THIS CASE. IT’S NOTHING SHORT OF A MIRACLE THAT BOTH OF THOSE MEN MADE IT HERE ALIVE. ALL THE MORE HORRIBLE WHAT HAPPENED. ANYTHING MORE THAT YOU CAN TELL US ABOUT HIM?>>Reporter: THERE’S A LOT OF SENSITIVITIES REGARDING HIS CASE IN PARTICULAR BECAUSE POLICE WERE VERY CLEAR NOT TO SPECULATE ABOUT HIS SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND LATER TOLD US ON BACKGROUND THAT THEY’RE BEING DELIBERATELY CAREFUL BECAUSE OF THE REPERCUSSIONS FOR HIS FAMILY BACK HOME IN SRI LANKA WHERE IT’S A CRIME TO BE GAY. SO THOSE ARE THE SENSITIVITIES IN THIS CASE AND OTHER CASES WHERE THEY’RE STILL RECEIVING CALLS FROM PEOPLE WHO HAD VERY SCARY ENCOUNTERS WITH BRUCE McARTHUR WHO ALSO COME FROM COUNTRIES QUITE CONSERVATIVE IN VALUES AND THEY’RE ALSO NOT GOING PUBLIC BECAUSE OF THOSE SAME CONCERNS.>>Adrienne: IT MAKES IT SO MUCH HARDER. WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THE INVESTIGATION?>>Reporter: AT THIS POINT THERE’S ONE MORE ALLEGED VICTIM WHOSE REMAINS HAVE TO BE IDENTIFIED AND AT THIS POINT THERE’S NO OTHER SETS OF REMAINS IN THOSE PLANTERS BUT THEY’RE STILL GOING THROUGH THEM. SO THAT’S THE NEWS THAT WE HELP — THAT WE CAN EXPECT TO HEAR HOPEFULLY SOON.>>Adrienne: IOANNA THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Reporter: YOU’RE WELCOME.>>Adrienne: THE EIGHT ALLEGED VICTIMS OF BRUCE McARTHUR WENT MISSING OVER A PERIOD OF LESS THAN SEVEN YEARS AND ALL BUT TWO WERE BORN OUTSIDE OF CANADA. SKANDARAJ NAVARATMAN WAS A REFUGEE FROM SRI LANKA AND HE’S LAST SEEN IN SEPTEMBER 2010. AND ABDULBASIR FAIZI WAS FROM AFGHANISTAN AND HIS LAST KNOWN WHEREABOUTS, TORONTO’S GAY VILLAGE IN 2010. AND MAJEED KAYHAN WAS LAST SEEN IN OCTOBER 2012. SOROUSH MAHMUDI WAS REPORTED MISSING BY HIS FAMILY IN 2015 AND AS YOU HEARD KIRUSHNA KUMAR KANAGARATNAM CAME FROM SRI LANKA. POLICE BELIEVE THAT HE DIED IN LATE 2015. CANADIAN-BORN DEAN LISOWICK HAD NO FIXED ADDRESS AND WAS NEVER REPORTED MISSING BUT WE KNOW THAT HE STAYED AT A SHELTER IN 2016. SELIM ESEN WAS LAST SEEN NEAR HIS TORONTO HOME IN APRIL 2017. AND ANDREW KINSMAN, THE ONLY OTHER VICTIM BORN IN CANADA, WAS LAST SEEN IN JUNE 2017, THE DAY AFTER THAT YEAR’S PRIDE PARADE.>>HERE’S WHAT ELSE WE’RE FOLLOWING ON “THE NATIONAL” TONIGHT… DONALD TRUMP’S PERSONAL LAWYER AND THE PORN STAR HE ALLEGEDLY PAID OFF WERE BOTH IN COURT TODAY. KEITH BOAG TAKES US THROUGH WHAT WE KNOW.>>Rosemary: AND PATRICK CHAN ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT. THE OLYMPIC MEDALLIST TALKS WITH IAN ABOUT SETTLING FOR SILVER IN SOCHI AND WHAT IS NEXT FOR HIS CAREER.>>Andrew: FIRST, AN EMOTIONAL TRIBUTE IN SASKATOON TO A TEAMMATE, FRIEND AND SON KILLED IN THE HUMBOLDT BUS CRASH. FAMILY AND FRIENDS SAID THAT EVAN THOMAS LOVED KRAFT DINNER AND HAD A KNACK FOR SCIENCE AND WANTED TO GO INTO MEDICINE TO HELP OTHERS. INSTEAD THOUSANDS GATHERED AT THE SASKTEL CENTRE TODAY TO SAY THEIR FINAL GOODBYES. SUSAN ORMISTON WAS THERE.>>Reporter: THEY CALLED HIM “E.T.” FOR EVAN THOMAS, JUST 18. LOOKING FORWARD TO THOSE FINAL PLAYOFF GAMES WHICH NEVER CAME. HIS SURVIVING BRONCOS TEAMMATES CAME TO THE SASKTEL CENTRE, ANOTHER MEMORIAL AFTER SO MANY. THOSE WHO COULD MAKE IT, GREYSON CAMERON AND DEREK GOT HOSPITAL DAY PASSES, STRUGGLING JUST TO BE HERE, WITH OTHER TEAMMATES JUST TOO FRAGILE. BRAYDEN CAMRUD WAS CLOSE TO EVAN. HE WAS ON THE BUS THAT NIGHT.>>WE FORMED GREAT FRIENDSHIPS AND BONDED OVER A LOT OF THINGS. SO I’M GOING TO MISS HIM DEARLY. HE WAS AN INCREDIBLE PERSON.>>Reporter: CAMRUD HAS BEEN TO TOO MANY TEAMMATES’ FUNERALS.>>I HAVE BEEN TO EVERY SINGLE ONE SO FAR AND IT’S NOT GETTING EASIER. I’M DEALING WITH IT, AND IT’S HARD, YOU KNOW, TO SEE AND TO EVEN PICTURE A FAMILY SPENDING THE REST OF THEIR DAYS WITHOUT THEIR SON. IT’S SO HARD TO SEE THE FAMILIES AND THE CONDITION THAT THEY’RE IN BUT I’M HERE FOR EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. I’M HERE FOR ALL OF MY TEAMMATES. THE THING THAT IS GETTING ME BY IS JUST SPENDING TIME WITH THEM AND BEING ABLE TO GIVE MY TEAMMATES A HUG AND GIVE MY FAMILY MEMBERS A HUG.>>Reporter: THIS WAS THE THOMAS’ FAMILY FAREWELL TO THEIR ONLY SON BUT THOUSANDS MORE WERE HERE FOR THE TRIBUTE FOR ALL OF 16 PLAYERS LOST AND THE 13 OTHERS INJURED. ONLY ONE OTHER MEMORIAL HAS EVER BEEN HELD HERE FOR GORDIE HOWE. AND THIS FIRST PUBLIC MEMORIAL WAS DEEPLY PERSONAL TOO IN PRERECORDED TRIBUTES LIKE FROM EVAN’S SISTER, JORDAN.>>I HAVE A FEELING THAT YOU’RE A SNAPCHAT AWAY OR A CALL AWAY. OR EVEN JUST A SHORT DRIVE AWAY. YOU ARE MY PERSON, THE ONE THAT I COULD TURN TO FOR ANYTHING THAT I NEEDED.>>Reporter: SCOTT THOMAS, EVAN’S FATHER, HAS BEEN A ROCK AND WAS AGAIN TODAY.>>FRIDAY APRIL 6th, 2018, AT APPROXIMATELY 5:00 p.m. 15 SOULS WERE RELEASED FROM THEIR BODIES AND EXPLODED ACROSS THE LANDSCAPE.>>Reporter: SPEAKING TO THE WOUNDS LEFT FOR SO MANY.>>RANDOMNESS AND A SENSELESSNESS, IT HAS BEEN SIMPLY UNFAIR. (*)>>Reporter: THERE ARE MORE FUNERALS TO COME, A STEADY MARCH OF GRIEF WHICH, ALTHOUGH NECESSARY, HAS BEEN RELENTLESS. WHAT HELPS YOU THE MOST RIGHT NOW?>>IT’S NOT THINKING ABOUT IT. YOU KNOW, IT STILL DOESN’T SEEM REAL. A FEW DAYS AGO I WENT WITH MY BUDDIES AND I KIND OF FORGOT ABOUT IT AND IT KIND OF HIT ME AGAIN. I’M JUST TRYING TO SPEND AS MUCH TIME WITH MY FAMILY AS POSSIBLE. THEY’VE REALLY HELPED ME THROUGH THIS.>>Reporter: AS HE’S HELPING OTHER BRONCO FAMILIES TO KEEP THEIR BOYS’ SPIRITS ALIVE.>>EVAN, MY WONDERFUL BOY, REST IN PEACE. I LOVE YOU. DAD.>>Reporter: SO THERE IS AN INCREDIBLE BOND BETWEEN FAMILIES WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LOVED ONES AND FAMILIES OF SURVIVING BRONCOS. IT MAY SEEM DIFFICULT BUT THEY ARE ALL GOING THROUGH THESE MEMORIALS AND FUNERALS TOGETHER. WE BELIEVE THAT TWO OF THE PLAYERS ARE DEALING WITH PARTIAL PARALYSIS AND WE’RE TOLD BY THE HOSPITAL THAT 10 PLAYERS ARE STILL HERE OFFICIALLY. TWO OF THEM ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION. AND WE’RE HEARING FROM PARENTS THAT, OF COURSE, THE PATH TO RECOVERY IS NOT A STRAIGHT LINE AT ALL, ANDREW.>>Andrew: OKAY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, SUSAN. SUSAN ORMISTON IN SASKATOON FOR US TONIGHT. WE DO HAVE ONE MORE NOTE ON THIS STORY… THE ONLINE FUNDRAISER FOR THE BRONCOS, THE ONE THAT HAS RAISED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, IT’S NOW OVER $12 MILLION. AND TODAY WE LEARNED WHAT THE TEAM PLANS TO DO WITH THAT MONEY.>>IF THERE’S ANY LIGHT SHINING THROUGH THIS DARK TIME IT IS COME IN THE FORM OF LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER, LOVE AND CARE AND COMPASSION IS STRONGER NOW I BELIEVE IN OUR WORLD THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN. AND OUR FAMILIES AND OUR ENTIRE BRONCOS ORGINISATION HAS BEEN BLESSED TO FEEL THIS LOVE FROM PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE GLOBE.>>Andrew: SO THE BRONCOS SAY THAT THE GoFundMe CAMPAIGN WILL STAY OPEN FOR TWO MORE DAYS AND THEN AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE WILL GET TO WORK ON DECIDING HOW EXACTLY THAT MONEY SHOULD BE SPENT. BEYOND THAT A NEW FOUNDATION IS BEING SET UP TO RAISE FURTHER FUNDS FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY THE CRASH.>>Adrienne: NOW TO THE LATEST CBC NEWS/TORONTO STAR INVESTIGATION. AS ANYONE WATCHING THE LEAFS GAME TONIGHT KNOWS, TICKETS ARE EXPENSIVE AND SO HARD TO COME BY BY. WE HAVE NOW LEARNED THAT THE TEAM OWNERS HAVE IDENTIFIED THE SCALPERS PREYING ON TICKETS BUT AS DAVE SEGLINS EXPLAINS, INSTEAD OF REVOKING THOSE TICKETS, THE TEAM OWNERS ARE JUST CASHING IN.>>Reporter: THE LEAFS’ FIRST HOME PLAYOFF GAME, THE MOST EXPENSIVE TICKET IN THE COUNTRY.>>$700 FOR TWO TICKETS.>>$417, ISN’T THAT INSANE?>>FOR TWO TICKETS I PAID $1,100.>>Reporter: TOO STEEP FOR MANY WHO SIMPLY CAN’T AFFORD TO GO.>>WELCOME TO THE LEAFS NEW PODCAST, THIS IS IAN HERE AS ALWAYS…>>Reporter: THIS SUPERFAN WHO HOSTS THE WEEKLY SHOW ON “ALL THINGS HOCKEY” SAYS THAT BECAUSE OF THE PRICES HE’S NEVER BEEN TO A PLAYOFF GAME.>>IT’S UNFORTUNATE, LIKE IT JUST SUCKS, THERE’S NO OTHER WAY AROUND. IT I WANT TO GO BUT I JUST CAN’T AFFORD TO.>>Reporter: NEWS THAT THE LEAFS’ OWNERS ARE MAKING DEALS WITH SCALPERS.>>I MEAN, FOR FANS LIKE ME IT FEELS LIKE A BIG MIDDLE FINGER.>>FLYING TOWARDS THE NET… HE SCORES!>>Reporter: MAPLE LEAFS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT ALSO OWNS THE RAPTORS AND FOR BOTH THEY HAVE IDENTIFIED THOUSANDS OF SEASON TICKETS HOARDED AND RE-SOLD BY SCALPERS OR AS SOME PREFER PROFESSIONAL BROKERS.>>MARK, I HAVE SOLD THESE FOUR TICKETS SO CAN YOU TAKE THEM OFF INVENTORY? I HAVE BEEN CALLED A SCALPER FOR 40 YEARS. I’M OKAY WITH IT, I GOT OVER IT A LONG TIME AGO. MY CUSTOMERS HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH WHAT I DO, THEY’RE HAPPY.>>Reporter: BUT HE JUST HAD A RUDE SHOCK. A FEW WEEKS AGO MAPLE LEAF SPORTS JACKED THE PRICES FOR KNOWN RESELLERS. FOR LEAFS TO RENEW SEASON TICKETS, A REGULAR PAIR — REDS, GOOD SEATS, ABOUT $15,000. FOR COMMERCIAL RESELLERS IT’S $20,000. AND THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE, PLATINUMS, REGULAR SEASON TICKETS, $21,960 AND THE SCALPER PRICE ALMOST $29,000, A 30% HIT.>>NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN THE TEAM LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE OFF AND IT COULD TAKE OFF FOR A DECADE. IT’S OPPORTUNISM.>>Reporter: THIS PRICE HIKE SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD BE GOOD FOR FANS AND THE MLSE IS TRYING TO PRICE OUT SCALPERS BUT THERE’S MORE TO IT. THE TEAM ACTUALLY INVITED THEM TO JOIN A SPECIAL TRUSTED RE-SELLER PROGRAMME. WHICH BROKERS FEAR COULD GIVE OWNERS YET ANOTHER CUT.>>WE’RE BEING TARGETED AND THEY’RE BASICALLY WANTING A PIECE OF OUR ACTION IS REALLY WHAT IF COMES DOWN TO.>>Reporter: NOT A LOT OF SYMPATHY FROM OUR SUPERFAN.>>IF THEY CAN IDENTIFY WHO THE SCALPERS ARE AND THEY’RE JUST RESELLING THEM EVERY SINGLE TIME I’D LIKE ON SEE THEM TAKEN OFF THE SEASON TICKET LIST. I THINK WOULD BE A GOOD START.>>Reporter: MLSE SAYS THAT EACH TEAM HAS ITS OWN WAY TO DEAL WITH SCALPERS AND FOR THEM CHARGING MORE IS APPROPRIATE. AS FOR THE FORMAL RE-SELLER PROGRAMME, FOLLOWING QUESTIONS FROM CBC THEY HAVE SCRAPPED IT FOR NOW. DAVE SEGLINS, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Adrienne: AS YOU HEARD DAVE SAY JUST NOW, NOT ALL TEAMS TREAT SCALPERS THE SAME WAY. IN WINNIPEG THE JETS HAVE A DIFFERENT APPROACH.>>IT HAS BEEN OUR PRACTISE TO CANCEL BROKER TICKETS AND IT TAKES A WHILE TO WEED THROUGH AND TO DETERMINE WHO EXACTLY IS DOING IT. BUT IT’S ABSOLUTELY OUR PREFERENCE THAT TICKETS FOR THE WINNIPEG JETS REMAIN IN THE HANDS OF THE WINNIPEG JETS FANS.>>Adrienne: SO THE JETS REQUIRE SEASON TICKET HOLDERS TO SIGN A CONTRACT PROHIBITING COMMERCIAL SALES. THEY’RE ALSO REQUIRED TO PAY A HEFTY SECURITY DEPOSIT AND IF THEY’RE CAUGHT RE-SELLING, THOSE SEASON TICKET HOLDERS CAN KISS THEIR DEPOSIT AND TICKETS GOODBYE.>>Andrew: HERE’S A LIVE LOOK AT DOWNTOWN TORONTO, STILL DEALING WITH THE AFTERMATH OF AN ICE STORM. HUGE CHUNKS OF ICE HAVE BEEN FALLING OFF THE C.N. TOWER WHICH MEANS THAT TONIGHT IT’S CLOSED AND SO IS THE AREA AROUND IT. ONE OF THOSE CHUNKS RIPPED A HOLE INTO THE ROOF OF THE ROGERS CENTRE BELOW. CREWS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CLOSE THE HOLE BACK UP AND ON THE FIELD THEY SET UP TARP BUCKETS TO CATCH THE WATER BUT THE BLUE JAYS GAME AGAINST THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS DID END UP BEING POSTPONED.>>>IN THE OTTAWA AREA PEOPLE WOKE UP TO A CITY COATED IN A LAYER OF ICE ON. PARLIAMENT HILL FALLING ICE SHATTERED WINDOWS ON CENTRE BLOCK. AND IN PARTS OF SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO THE PROBLEM IS NOT ICE BUT SEVERE FLOODING. THE FLOODING IN LEAMINGTON, THE WORST IN DECADES, 1500 HOMES WERE SURROUNDED BY WATER AND A FLOOD WARNING IS STILL IN PLACE.>>Rosemary: APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS, I GUESS. A LOT AHEAD ON NASH NARPBLG. A BOMBSHELL FROM DONALD TRUMP’S PERSONAL LAWYER. WE’LL TELL WHAT YOU MICHAEL COHEN SAID INSIDE OF A MANHATTAN COURTROOM.>>Andrew: AND A FIGHT OVER THE PIPELINE EXPANSION. ALBERTA IS THREATENING TO CUT OFF OIL AND GAS TO BRITISH COLUMBIA.>>Adrienne: IN TONIGHT’S “NATIONAL DOCUMENTARY” PAUL HUNTER TAKES US INSIDE OF THE RACE TO MARS. MEET A GROUP OF PEOPLE ALREADY SIMULATING LIFE ON THE RED PLANET.>>MY WORST MOMENT WAS (*)>>Rosemary: A REALITY SHOW STYLE SHOWDOWN IN A NEW YORK COURT. DONALD TRUMP’S LONG-TIME LAWYER MICHAEL COHEN IS FIGHTING OVER EVIDENCE SEIZED IN AN F.B.I. RAID AS PORN STAR STORMY DANIELS, WHO CLAIMED THAT SHE WAS PAID TO KEEP QUIET ABOUT HER AFFAIR WITH TRUMP, LOOKED ON. THE JUDGE REJECTED THE BID TO BLOCK PROSECUTORS FROM REVIEWING THE DOCUMENTS BUT AS KEITH BOAG TELLS US IT WAS ANOTHER REVELATION ENTIRELY WHICH STOLE THE SHOW.>>Reporter: AT THE START OF THE DAY MICHAEL AVENATTI, THE LAWYER FOR THE ADULT FILM ACTRESS STORMY DANIELS, RIDICULED MICHAEL COHEN FOR REPRESENTING HIMSELF IN HIS CASE AGAINST THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.>>YOU KNOW, THERE’S AN OLD SAYING THAT ANY ATTORNEY THAT REPRESENTS HIMSELF HAS A FOOL FOR A CLIENT, I THINK THAT WOULD BE TRUE IN THIS INSTANCE, NO DOUBT.>>Reporter: IT WAS COHEN WHO INSISTED THAT THIS CASE BE HEARD AND SO BY EXTENSION IT WAS COHEN WHO ACCIDENTALLY CAUSED THE REVELATION OF A JUICY SECRET. BESIDES THE PRESIDENT AND ANOTHER REPUBLICAN WHO WAS PAID FOR THE SILENCE OF A PLAYBOY BUNNY, COHEN HAS ANOTHER CLIENT — FOX NEWS HOST SEAN HANNITY WHICH MADE FOR AN AWKWARD MOMENT.>>AND THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM AT THE MOMENT IS THAT SEAN HANNITY IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN A THIRD CLIENT OF MICHAEL COHEN.>>Reporter: HANNITY HAS NEVER DISCLOSED THE FACT THAT COHEN WAS HIS LAWYER EVEN THOUGH HE’S OFTEN SLAMMED THE SPECIAL COUNSEL, ROBERT MUELLER, AND THE F.B.I. FOR THEIR ROLES IN RAIDING COHEN’S OFFICE.>>ROBERT MUELLER IS NOW OFFICIALLY GONE ROGUE AND DECLARED WAR AGAINST THE PRESIDENT.>>Reporter: ON HIS RADIO SHOW HANNITY TRIED TO DENY THAT COHEN WAS HIS LAWYER.>>I NEVER PAID LEGAL FEES TO MICHAEL.>>Reporter: COHEN IS JUST SOMEONE THAT HE TALKS TO ABOUT LEGAL STUFF, HE SAID.>>I HAVE OCCASIONALLY HAD BRIEF DISCUSSIONS WITH HIM ABOUT LEGAL QUESTIONS.>>Reporter: BUT HE THOUGHT THAT THOSE DISCUSSIONS WERE –>>ATTORNEY-CLIENT CONFIDENTIAL.>>Reporter: WHICH MEANS THAT HE THOUGHT THAT COHEN WAS HIS LAWYER AFTER ALL.>>I SAID LAST FRIDAY AND THIS WEEKEND THAT MICHAEL COHEN WAS RADIOACTIVE. WHAT WE WITNESSED EARLIER IN THE HEARING WITH THE DISCLOSURE RELATING TO SEAN HANNITY PROVED MY POINT.>>Reporter: AND, OF COURSE, THE ADULT FILM ACTRESS WHO SAYS THAT TRUMP IS TRYING TO SHUT HER UP ABOUT THEIR AFFAIR CONTINUES TO DEMAND HER RIGHT TO SPEAK.>>AND I GIVE MY WORD THAT WE WILL NOT REST UNTIL THAT HAPPENS.>>Reporter: A PROSPECT THAT WILL DELIGHT SOME BUT QUITE POSSIBLY TERRIFY OTHERS. KEITH BOAG, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Andrew: AND AHEAD TONIGHT ON “THE NATIONAL”… HE’S A FAN FAVOURITE AND ONE OF CANADA’S MOST DECORATED SKATERS — PATRICK CHAN IS CALLING IT A CAREER. IAN CAUGHT UP WITH HIM TO TALK ABOUT INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION.>>Adrienne: BUT, FIRST, WHAT DRIVES SOMEONE TO VOLUNTARILY LIVE IN ISOLATION AS IF THEY’RE MILLIONS OF KILOMETRES AWAY FROM THE REST OF HUMANITY? NEXT PAUL HUNTER TAKES US INSIDE OF A SIMULATION PREPARING FOR LIFE ON MARS.>>WHAT I MISS MOST ABOUT MY LIFE BACK ON EARTH IS MY FIANCÉ. (*)>>Adrienne: IF YOU ASK THE PEOPLE OVER AT NASA WHEN WILL HUMANS SET FOOT ON MARS THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT JOURNEY IS WELL UNDERWAY. FORGET ABOUT ORBITERS AND ROVERS, PEOPLE ARE ALREADY EXPERIENCING LIFE ON THE RED PLANET — SORT OF. ON TONIGHT’S “NATIONAL DOCUMENTARY,” PAUL HUNTER TAKES US INSIDE OF A MOCK MARS MISSION. (*)>>Reporter: THE LANDSCAPE ITSELF IS WITHOUT A DOUBT OTHER WORLDLY. BARREN. ROCKY. MARS, AT LEAST FOR NOW, REMAINS A PLACE UNTOUCHED BY HUMANS. BUT JUST SO YOU KNOW THIS ISN’T MARS. THOSE TINY YELLOW SPECKS ON THE HILLTOP? THOSE ARE HUMANS. AND THIS IS HAWAII ON THE SHOULDER OF AN ACTIVE VOLCANO. THOSE HUMANS ARE VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE DEPARTED EARTH — SORT OF.>>WHAT I MISS MOST ABOUT MY LIFE BACK ON EARTH IS MY FIANCÉ. I MISS ALL OF THOSE LITTLE MOMENTS DURING THE DAY THAT YOU HAVE TOGETHER.>>SO WE’RE HERE AT A MOCK MARS SIMULATION. I THINK THAT I COULD SPEAK FOR EVERYBODY THAT WE ALL WOULD GO TO MARS. YOU KNOW, WE’RE LIVING THE OPTIMAL LIFE HERE.>>Reporter: SIX PEOPLE WHO AGREED TO LIVE TOGETHER LIKE THIS FOR EIGHT MONTHS AS IF THEY WERE ACTUALLY IN A HABITAT ON FAR AWAY MARS. AND AS IT WOULD BE IF THEY WERE ON MARS ALL OF THE VIDEO WAS TAKEN BY THOSE AT THE HABITAT FOR CBC NEWS.>>HI, CBC. I LOVE YOU.>>Reporter: ALL COMMUNICATIONS, OUR INTERVIEWS, EVEN EMAILS ARE ON A LENGTHY TIME DELAY.>>SO THE WHOLE THING IS AN EXERCISE IN KIND OF PATIENCE AND HUMILITY AND DOING YOUR BEST TO FIND OUT WHAT PARTS YOU NEED TO PULL OUT AND AMPLIFY AND WHAT PARTS YOU NEED TO PULL BACK A LITTLE BIT SO YOU CAN BE THE BEST CREW MEMBER — TEAMMATE — FOR THE REST OF YOUR CREW MEMBERS.>>Reporter: THE EXPERIMENT IS FUNDED BY NASA AS IT CONSIDERS AN ACTUAL MISSION TO THE PLANET. ONE OF COUNTLESS PROJECTS UNDERWAY WITH THAT GOAL. SO THEY GROW THEIR OWN FOOD JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES AND THEY CONDUCT SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS JUST LIKE THEY WOULD ON MARS. BUT THE KEY ASPECT IS TESTING INTERACTIONS AND BEHAVIOURS UNDER STRESS BECAUSE IN THEORY THEY’RE MILLIONS OF KILOMETRES FROM ANYONE ELSE. SUPPLIES ARE SENT IN PERIODICALLY BUT OTHERWISE THEY’RE ON THEIR OWN. NO MATTER THE CHALLENGES, BIG OR SMALL.>>MY WORST MOMENT WAS PROBABLY BEING STUCK IN THE AIRLOCK WITH A LOT OF POO.>>Reporter: AND FORGET ABOUT FEELING THE SUN OR A COOL BREEZE. EVERY TIME THEY GO OUTSIDE THEY HAVE TO SUIT UP FOR REAL. IT’S HARD SLOGGING. BUT ONE CONCLUSION THEY’VE ALL REACHED IS THAT GETTING TO MARS IS 100% ACHIEVABLE.>>IT’S DEFINITELY NOT A PIPEDREAM. IT SOUNDS LIKE A LOT BUT I THINK THAT WE’LL GET THERE EVENTUALLY IN A VERY LITTLE BIT OF TIME. THE PIECES ARE ON THE TABLE AND IT’S PUTTING THAT PUZZLE TOGETHER. THAT WILL HAPPEN RELATIVELY SOON I BELIEVE.>>I THINK THAT TECHNICALLY WE CAN ABSOLUTELY GO IN MY LIFETIME. I THINK WE COULD GO — WE COULD START WORKING NOW IF WE NEEDED TO. LIKE, IT’S A MATTER OF HOW MUCH RISK ARE YOU WILLING TO ACCEPT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO GO.>>THIS IS THE FEELING SITTING OUTSIDE AND JUST LOOKING AT THE ROCKS AND BEING LIKE, YOU KNOW WHAT, IT DOES FEEL LIKE MARS.>>Reporter: MARTHA LINEO, NOW BACK AT HER HOME IN WATERLOO, ONTARIO, LIVED IN THAT HABITAT ON AN EARLIER EIGHT-MONTH MISSION. HOW DID YOU NOT GO STIR CRAZY?>>HAVING VERY GOOD CREWMATES.>>Reporter: SHE EMPHASIZES THAT AS ENGINEERS WORK ON THE TECHNICAL CHALLENGES OF GETTING TO MARS IT’S EQUALLY IMPORTANT TO SORT OUT THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ONES.>>THE GOAL IS TO FIGURE OUT HOW YOU PICK A CREW AND SUPPORT A CREW FOR THESE LONG DURATION ISOLATED SPACE MISSIONS SO PEOPLE WON’T GO CRAZY AND KILL EACH OTHER. BECAUSE YOU’RE GOING TO BE CONFINED IN A SMALL SPACE WITH FIVE OTHER PEOPLE FOR UP TO THREE YEARS SO THAT TAKES A FAIR BIT OF SOCIAL ABILITY.>>Reporter: SO THEY’RE STUDYING YOU BASICALLY?>>YEAH, WE’RE THE GUINEA PIGS IN A PSYCHOLOGY EXPERIMENT.>>VIKING LANDER ONE HAS SAFELY LANDED ON THE SURFACE…>>Reporter: IT’S NOT LIKE THERE’S ALREADY STUFF ON MARS. NASA’S VIKING EXPLORER GOT THERE IN THE 1970s AND SENT BACK THESE IMAGES. OTHER ROBOTIC MISSIONS HAVE FOLLOWED. THESE IMAGES, EACH OF THEM STUNNING, WERE TAKEN NOT LONG AGO BY NASA’S LATEST MARS ROVER — THE CURIOSITY. BUT GETTING PEOPLE TO MARS AND THEN HOME SAFELY TO EARTH IS A WHOLE OTHER MATTER. SO THOUSANDS OF KILOMETRES FROM THAT HABITAT IN HAWAII AT THE JOHNSON SPACE CENTRE IN HOUSTON NASA ENGINEERS WHOSE JOB IT IS TO THINK THE UNTHINKABLE AND WHO ARE BUSY ON ALL KINDS OF THINGS THESE DAYS INCLUDE MARS ON THEIR INTERPLANETARY TO-DO LIST.>>WE’RE AN ELECTRIC SPACECRAFT, RIGHT, SO WE HAVE SOLAR RAYS…>>Reporter: THAT’S A MOCK-UP OF A SPACE CAPSULE CALLED ORION. SHE GAVE US A PEEK INSIDE. IT’S ABOUT THE SIZE OF TWO MINI-VANS AND WHEN IT’S FINISHED IT’S MEANT TO GET ASTRONAUTS OUT BEYOND EARTH’S ORBIT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE DAYS OF APOLLO. TAKING THE FIRST STEP TOWARD MARS. BUT THAT’S THE EASY PART. CHALLENGES IN DEEP SPACE LOOM. CHALLENGES IN DEEP SPACE LOOM. RADIATION, ILLNESSES, FUEL, JUST ONE CHANCE AT A SAFE LANDING AND THEN THE REST OF IT.>>YOU’RE GOING TO NEED A BIG HABITAT AND WE’LL NEED BIG SOLAR CELL SYSTEMS, POWE HABITAT AND WE’LL NEED BIG SOLAR CELL SYSTEMS, POWER, FOOD, WATER, ALL OF THOSE THINGS. AND THEN YOU’LL NEED A ROCKET TO GET THEM BACK OFF THE SURFACE OF MARS IT. HAS TO BE THERE BEFORE THE CREW ARRIVES BECAUSE YOU CAN’T HAVE IT SHOW UP LATER.>>Reporter: REMEMBER THAT TIME DELAY COMMUNICATING WITH EARTH?>>THAT MEANS IF I TOLD YOU THAT THERE’S AN EMERGENCY ON THE SHAYS SHIP, THE GROUND TEAM WOULD NOT KNOW THAT AN EMERGENCY IS HAPPENING UNTIL 12 MINUTES LATER AND IF THEY HAD INSTRUCTIONS TO GET BACK, IT’S 12 MINUTES TO GET BACK. IF THERE’S A FIRE, A LEAK, ALL HAVE TO BE DEALT WITH BY THE CREW INDEPENDENTLY WHICH IS CERTAINLY A CHALLENGE THAT WE HAVEN’T FACED IN ANY HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT SO FAR. THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF CHALLENGES BUT THE GROUND IS ABLE TO ASSIST.>>Reporter: IT SOUNDS DAUNTING?>>IT IS.>>Reporter: BUT NASA’S GIGANTIC COMPLEX IN HOUSTON IS LITTERED WITH EVIDENCE THAT IT’S MANAGED DAUNTING CHALLENGE BEFORE. THAT’S A SATURN 5 AT THE ON-SITE MUSEUM. THE KIND OF ROCKET THEY USED FOR THAT OTHER DREAM — GETTING TO THE MOON, MEANWHILE JUST DOWN THE STREETS AWAYS MORE EVIDENCE THAT NASA IS LOOKING MUCH FURTHER AFIELD. WE’RE TOLD TO PLEASE KEEP OUR VOICES QUIET. AND THESE ARE — THAT’S WHAT IS GOING ON BEHIND US RIGHT NOW? THESE ARE THE PEOPLE IN THERE?>>THAT’S CORRECT. WE HAVE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS INSIDE OF THE HABITAT…>>Reporter: ANOTHER HABITAT WITH MORE VOLUNTEERS INSIDE THIS TIME AS IF IN A SPACESHIP FLYING TOWARDS AN ASTEROID, THE KIND OF TRIP THAT MIGHT ONE DAY TARGET MARS. WE HAD A TOUR OF THE SIMULATED MISSION CONTROL WITH NASA’S ANDY SELF.>>THE THING ABOUT THIS IS, UNLIKE A NORMAL MISSION CONTROL HERE, THEY ARE ACTUALLY RIGHT THERE. THAT’S HOW CLOSE –>>YES, WE ARE. WE’RE ABOUT 30 FEET AWAY.>>Reporter: FOR THIS TEST THE VOLUNTEERS ARE INSIDE WITH NO WINDOWS, JUST CAMERAS AND EACH OTHER. OSTENSIBLY EN ROUTE AND ISOLATED FOR 45 DAYS.>>CAN WE GET A STATUS –>>Reporter: NASA EXPERTS WATCH HOW THEY GET ALONG. UNLIKE THE HABITAT IN HAWAII, FOR THOSE SIMPLY FLYING THROUGH SPACE THERE’S MUCH LESS TO OCCUPY THE TIME. SO THEY’RE STUDIED TO SEE HOW PURE MONOTONY MIGHT AFFECT THEIR THINKING AND ACTIONS.>>IT’S BASICALLY LOOKING AT HUMAN NATURE AND BEING HOW IT MAY UNFOLD AND THEN COUNTER MEASURING IT TO ENSURE THAT IT DOESN’T POSE A RISK TO THE MISSION.>>Reporter: AND THEN THERE’S THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE OF ALL — MONEY. ON THAT NASA HAS BEEN BUSY WITH TRAVELLING EXHIBITS PROMOTING EVEN THE IDEA OF SPENDING THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS SUCH A TRIP WOULD COST. CHECK THIS THEORETICAL MARS VEHICLE — A CROWD PLEASER. IT’S AIMED TO WIN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF, YEP, TAXPAYERS AND THEIR KIDS.>>AND YOU COULD BE THE FIRST ON MARS, HOW COOL IS THAT?>>Reporter: PUBLIC SUPPORT IS CRUCIAL. MEANWHILE PRIVATE COMPANIES NOW PLAY A KEY ROLE AS WELL. SPACEX OWNED BY BILLIONAIRE ELON MUSK IS FAMOUSLY NOW A MEGA-PLAYER IN THE PUSH TOWARDS MARS AND MUSK HIMSELF IS A MEGA-PROMOTER.>>WHAT WE WANT TO KIND OF ACHIEVE HERE IS TO MAKE MARS THE POSSIBLE — TO MAKE IT SEEM AS THOUGH IT’S SOMETHING THAT WE CAN DO IN OUR LIFETIME. AND THAT YOU CAN GO.>>Reporter: IN OTHER WORDS, HE SAYS DREAM BIG. WORKING ALONGSIDE NASA, SPACEX HOPES TO GET TO MARS BY THE MIDDLE OF THE NEXT DECADE. SO WHAT TO MAKE OF ALL OF THIS? WHO BETTER TO ASK THAN SOMEONE WHO THEORETICALLY COULD GO — CANADA’S DAVID ST. JACQUES, PREPPING FOR HIS IMMINENT TRIP TO THE SPACE STATION. HE THINKS ABOUT THIS STUFF A LOT AND BOTTOM LINES IT THIS WAY –>>YES, IT IS RISKY AND IT WILL ALWAYS BE. SPACE FLIGHT IS MAYBE THE MOST DANGEROUS THING THAT HUMANS HAVE EVER DONE BUT WE HAVE LEARNED A LOT IN THE PROCESS AND THAT MAKES IT WORTH IT. SO EVENTUALLY WE WILL GO TO MARS WHEN THAT RISK BALANCE KIND OF MAKES SENSE.>>THIS IS NASA AND WE MAKE IT POSSIBLE, RIGHT? AND I’M AN ENGINEER AND THAT’S MY JOB TO SOLVE PROBLEMS. IT’S NOT EASY AND WE NEED A LOT OF PEOPLE WORKING ON IT TO MAKE IT HAPPEN BUT I CERTAINLY THINK THAT IT’S POSSIBLE. THESE ARE WITHIN THE REALM OF HUMAN CAPABILITY IN MY OPINION.>>Reporter: MEANWHILE THEY KEEP AT IT, FINESSING ORION AND GETTING IT SHIPSHAPE, BALANCING THOSE RISKS WHILE CONSIDERING ALL OF THE OTHER CHALLENGES. WILL THERE BE THE MONEY FOR IT? SAYS SAINT-JACQUES THERE ARE MANY IMPORTANT EARTHLY PRIORITIES BUT –>>THE PRIORITY, OF COURSE, SHOULD NEVER BE SPACE EXPLORATION. THERE ARE OTHER THINGS THAT ARE MORE IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW. WE ALWAYS KEEP A SLIVER OF THE PIE FOR RESEARCH, FOR THE ARTS, FOR EXPLORATION BECAUSE THAT IS HOW WE PROGRESS. SO EVENTUALLY IT WILL BECOME REASONABLE AND NATURAL TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND DIVE AND MAKE THE TRIP. (*)>>Reporter: AND SO AS THAT HAWAIIAN EXPERIMENT CONTINUES NOW WITH A NEW CREW OUT EXPLORING MAKE-BELIEVE MARS THEY TAKE THOSE DEEP BREATHS AND THEY DREAM. AFTER ALL, WHAT A TRIP IT WOULD BE. PAUL HUNTER, CBC NEWS, EARTH.>>Andrew: WELL THAT IS FASCINATING AND I THINK THAT DAUNTING WAS PROBABLY THE RIGHT WORD THERE. OKAY, UP NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”… PATRICK CHAN ON HIS DECISION TO RETIRE FROM COMPETITION AND WHAT HE LEARNED WHEN HIS OLYMPIC DREAM DIDN’T COME TRUE.>>Ian: A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOKED AT SOCHI AND THEY AGONIZED THAT YOU ENDED UP GETTING SILVER — YOU COULD HAVE HAD GOLD.>>VERY CLOSE.>>Ian: TELL ME ABOUT THE PROCESS AFTERWARDS.>>SURE, SURE. I COULDN’T REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED IN SOCHI UNTIL MAYBE TWO YEARS AGO. (*)>>Rosemary: BEFORE WE HEAD TO BREAK WE TOLD YOU LAST MONTH THAT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA IS SELLING THAT MARC CHAGALL MASTERPIECE. IT’S TO BUY AN IMPORTANT WORK OF CANADIAN HERITAGE. AFTER A LOT OF PRESSURE AND QUESTIONS TODAY THE GALLERY REVEALED WHAT IT IS — IT’S THE NEOCLASSICAL PAINTING SAINT-JÈRÔME HEARS THE TRUMPET OF THE LAST JUDGMENT. THE PAINTING CAME TO CANADA IN THE LATE 1800s AND IT’S CURRENTLY FOR SALE BY THE NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL BASILICA IN QUÉBEC CITY. THE GALLERY WANTED TO BUY SAINT-JÈRÔME TO MAKE SURE THAT IT STAYED IN CANADA. CHAGALL’S EIFFEL TOWER WILL BE AUCTIONED OFF NEXT MONTH. A DECISION THAT IT SAID THEY DIDN’T TAKE LIGHTLY. THE PAINTING EXPECTED TO SELL FOR AS MUCH AS $9 MILLION U.S.>>SEEING MY PARENTS SMILING IN THE STANDS AND CHEERING LOUD AT MY LAST OLYMPIC GAMES WAS MY GOLDEN TICKET. THEY WERE THERE BEFORE I DREAMED OF WINNING AND THEY’RE STILL HERE AT THE END.>>Rosemary: PATRICK CHAN, ONE OF CANADA’S MOST DECORATED FIGURE SKATERS, ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT TODAY. IT’S AFTER 12 YEARS OF COMPETITION. HE HAS A PROUD CAREER TO LOOK BACK ON AND AT AGE 27 A LOT TO LOOK FORWARD TO. IAN HANOMANSING RECENTLY SPOKE WITH CHAN ABOUT HIS FUTURE AND HOW HE DEALT WITH HIGH-STAKES COMPETITION. HERE’S THAT INTERVIEW AND SOME BACKGROUND…>>I WASN’T BORN TO DO TENNIS, I WASN’T BORN TO DO GOLF, I WAS GIVEN THE BODY TO DO QUADS AND TO JUMP AND TO SKATE THE WAY I SKATE.>>Ian: PATRICK CHAN HAS BEEN SKATING SINCE HE WAS JUST A KID. HIS TALENT, UNMISTAKABLE. AT JUST 17 HE BECAME THE YOUNGEST MEN’S CHAMPION IN CANADIAN HISTORY.>>A TEENAGED TITAN WHO HAS ARRIVED! [Cheers and Applause]>>Ian: HE’S A THREE-TIME WORLD FIGURE SKATING CHAMPION AND MADE HIS OLYMPIC DEBUT IN VANCOUVER WHERE HE STOOD OUT. BUT THE NEXT THREE YEARS CHAN DOMINATED.>>HE’S LOOKING TO BE THE FIRST CANADIAN MAN EVER TO WIN AN OLYMPIC TITLE.>>Ian: HE WAS A FAVORITE FOR GOLD IN SOCHI BUT A SHAKY PERFORMANCE DASHED THAT DREAM. HE SETTLED FOR SILVER. IN NEED OF A FRESH START CHAN CHANGED COACHES AND MOVED TO VANCOUVER. HE HOPED FOR ONE LAST SHOT AT GLORY IN PyeongChang. HE WON GOLD IN THE TEAM EVENT BUT FINISHED NINTH IN HIS FINAL INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE. NOW CHAN IS MOVING ON TO THE NEXT CHAPTER OF HIS LIFE WHICH INCLUDES COACHING AND SKATING IN EXHIBITIONS. HE LEAVES AS ONE OF CANADA’S GREATEST FIGURE SKATERS. I MET UP WITH HIM A FEW DAYS AGO IN VANCOUVER TO TALK ABOUT HIS REMARKABLE CAREER AND WHAT COMES NEXT. SO NOW THAT YOU’RE RETIRED, NO ONE IS GOING TO TELL YOU WHAT TO EAT, I GUESS.>>YEAH, YEAH.>>Ian: YOU DON’T HAVE TO THINK ABOUT HOW MANY QUADS YOU’LL BE DOING IN THREE MONTHS’ TIME.>>EXACTLY.>>Ian: THAT MUST FEEL KIND OF LIBERATING?>>IT IS. AND I GET THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS — I LOVE JUMPING BUT NOT AS MUCH AS I LOVE SKATING AND FEELING THE ICE, FEELING THE GLIDE AND FEELING THE INTERACTION THAT I CAN HAVE WITH AN AUDIENCE WITHOUT THE PRESSURE OF LANDING THE BIG JUMPS. AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I GET TO DO. STARS ON ICE IN MAY AND GOING ACROSS CANADA, 12 CITIES, IT’S AWESOME. I DON’T EVEN NEED TO PROMOTE IT.>>Ian: DID YOU JUST DO A PLUG?>>I DON’T EVEN NEED TO PROMOTE IT. IT’S DOING SO GREAT. I’M WITH SOME OF MY FAVOURITE FRIENDS ARE ON THIS TOUR AND THEY’RE SUCH TALENTED PEOPLE AND THEY’RE HAPPY. AND GOING THROUGH THIS POST-COMPETITION PROCESS TOGETHER WITH TESSA AND SCOTT AND ERIC AND MEGAN, IT’S A GREAT SITUATION TO BE IN FOR ME.>>Ian: CAN I ASK YOU ABOUT SOCHI? I MEAN, YOU’RE SUCH A FANTASTIC SKATER AND BEEN THE BEST IN THE WORLD MULTIPLE TIMES. MOST OF US WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO SAY THAT ABOUT WHAT WE DO. BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOKED AT SOCHI AND THEY AGONIZED AND YOU ENDED UP GETTING THE SILVER AND YOU COULD HAVE HAD GOLD.>>YEAH, VERY CLOSE.>>Ian: TELL ME ABOUT THE PROCESS AFTER –>>SURE, SURE.>>Ian: ABOUT COMING SO CLOSE.>>I COULDN’T REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED IN SOCHI UNTIL MAYBE TWO YEARS AGO, 2014. — SORRY, 2017-2018 SEASON. AND THE IRONY IS THAT IF I KNEW WHAT I KNEW NOW AND THE WAY THAT I TRAINED LEADING INTO PyeongChang BACK IN 2014 AND JUST REPLACE IT — LIFE IS LIKE THAT — I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE WON GOLD BUT WE CAN ALWAYS PLAY THESE MIND TRICKS ON OURSELVES AND THESE SCENARIOS AND THESE DREAMS BUT I’M AS HAPPY AS I WOULD — I AM AS I WOULD BE IF I HAD WON GOLD IN SOCHI. WHO KNOWS, MAYBE I WOULDN’T HAVE HAD THAT EXPERIENCE OF WINNING TEAM GOLD IN KOREA BECAUSE I MIGHT HAVE HUNG IT UP THEN. SO THERE’S SO MANY EXCITING SCENARIOS THAT YOU CAN PLAY WITH YOUR MIND BUT I WOULDN’T TRADE FOR HOW EVERYTHING TURNED OUT ALL THE WAY TO NOW.>>Ian: REALISTICALLY IT WORKED OUT SO WELL FOR YOU, BUT REALISTICALLY WHEN YOU THINK OF THE YOUNG PATRICK CHANS AND YOUNG AS WELL ACROSS COUNTRY — ACYOU THINK OF THE YOUNG PATRICK CHANS AND YOUNG AS WELL ACROSS COUNTRY — ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN CITIES AND SMALL TOWNS THAT HAVE THIS DREAM TO SKATE IN THE OLYMPICS… IT’S A SLIM CHANCE THEY’LL MAKE IT THAT FAR. A LOT OF HOURS THEY’D HAVE TO PUT IN. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE THEM?>>SO WE’RE LIVING IN A TIME WHERE FIGURE SKATING IS NOW AT 13 AND 14 YEARS OLD YOU NEED TO LAND JUMPS THAT I WAS LANDING WHEN I WAS 19, 18. SO MY MESSAGE TO PARENTS AND THE YOUNGER SKATERS IS TO PLEASE ENJOY THE PROCESS OF LEARNING HOW TO SKATE. SKATING IS IN OUR BLOOD AS CANADIANS AND IT’S NOT JUST A SPORT THAT YOU’RE LEARNING BUT A CULTURE. AND I JUST THINK, PLEASE, TAKE YOUR TIME AND LEARN HOW TO SKATE AND ENJOY IT BEFORE IT GETS TOO COMPETITIVE AND TOO CRAZY.>>Rosemary: I WAS DISTRACTED BY THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER THERE BUT WE SHOULD MENTION THAT IAN AND PATRICK TALKED ABOUT MUCH MORE, INCLUDING SETTLING DOWN IN VANCOUVER AND YOU CAN FIND MORE OF THEIR CONVERSATION ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.>>Andrew: YEAH, SURPRISE, SURPRISE, PATRICK DID GIVE A FEW MORE HINTS TODAY AS WHAT COULD BE NEXT FOR HIM BECAUSE FANS HAVE BEEN PESTERING HIM ON TWITTER TO SEE IF HE’D EVER COME BACK TO COMPETE AND IN MAYBE ANOTHER SPORT. HE SAID HE WOULDN’T RULE IT OUT AND HE SAID THAT HE’S ALWAYS LOVED GOLFING AND SKIING.>>Adrienne: HE ALSO SAYS HE HAS ANOTHER GOAL THAT HE’S ALWAYS WANTED TO BE ON “DANCING WITH THE STARS” WHICH, YOU KNOW, FOR PATRICK CHAN THAT WOULD BE EASY-PEASY.>>Rosemary: WE HAVE A AMERICAN WOMAN WHO WON THE MARATHON FIRST TIME THERE IN THREE DECADES.>>AN INCREDIBLE VICTORY. ARMS RAISED. AND A FIST PUMP AND DESIREE LINDEN WINS THE BOSTON MARATHON!>>SHE’S DONE IT! IT’S BEEN 33 LONG YEARS, SINCE 1985… (*)>>HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE?>>I DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT WORDS. I’M THRILLED, IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE HARD… (*) * I got my money in my pocket * * A girl beside me, a little bottle rocket * * There’s a finger on her lips * And a swagger in her hips * Tonight, tonight, tonight (*)>>Andrew: AS THE FEDERAL LIBERALS TRY TO CONVINCE KINDER MORGAN TO PROCEED WITH THE PIPELINE PROJECT, A NEW TACTIC FROM RACHEL NOTLEY. SHE’S PROPOSING LEGISLATION THAT COULD RESTRICT OIL SUPPLY TO B.C. WHICH COULD DRIVE THE PRICES UP AT THE PUMP.>>THIS BILL SENDS A CLEAR MESSAGE, AND WE WILL USE EVERY TOOL AT OUR DISPOSAL TO DEFEND ALBERTANS.>>Andrew: NOTLEY DOESN’T SEE THIS AS PUNISHING B.C., MORE LIKE KEEPING THE PRESSURE ON ITS WESTERN NEIGHBOUR. B.C.’S ENVIRONMENT MINISTER HAS SHOT BACK THOUGH AND SAYING IF ALBERTA’S ACTIONS CAUSE GAS PRICES TO GO UP THE PROVINCE WOULD CONSIDER LEGAL ACTION.>>Adrienne: SO WE HAVE SEEN EXCITING MOMENTS IN THE NHL PLAYOFFS, TENSE MOMENTS ON THE ICE, BUT NONE LIKE THIS. WHEN THERE WAS A FAN BEHIND THE GLASS AT THE CAPITALS GAME HE TRIED TO TOSS A PUCK HER WAY, NOT ONCE BUT THREE TIMES. SO WE ASKED THE LITTLE GIRL TO GIVE US HER SIDE OF THE STORY AND THAT’S OUR “MOMENT OF THE DAY.”>>HI, MY NAME IS KEELAN. AND I GOT THIS PUCK FROM BRETT CONNOLLY.>>HOW DID YOU FEEL LAST NIGHT AT THE GAME WHEN THOSE BOYS GOT THE PUCK AND YOU DIDN’T?>>I FELT DEVASTATED, BAD. I FELT GOOD FOR THE TWO BOYS BUT I WAS KIND OF SAD BECAUSE I DIDN’T GET IT. BUT BRETT CONNOLLY KEPT BANGING ON THE GLASS AT ME.>>Reporter: HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU FINALLY DID GET THE PUCK?>>I FELT HAPPY. REALLY HAPPY!>>Reporter: NOW WILL YOU TAKE THE PUCK TO SCHOOL WITH YOU TOMORROW?>>DEFINITELY, YES. [laughter]>>Rosemary: THAT’S GREAT. WHEN YOU SEE HER FACE WHEN SHE DOESN’T GET IT THE FIRST TWO TIMES SHE REALLY WAS SEVERELY DEVASTATED. SHE PLAYS HOCKEY TOO ON A PEEWEE TEAM.>>Adrienne: AND SHE’S 6 GOING ON 36. AND SAYS SHE HAS NO IDEA WHO THOSE BOYS ARE AND DOES NOT KNOW THAT MAN WHO WAS BEHIND HER BUT SHE CERTAINLY KNOWS BRETT CONNOLLY AND SHE WILL KNOW SOON THAT HE IS A CANADIEN.>>Andrew: IT’S FUNNY TO SEE HOW THIS WHOLE STORY IS PLAYING OUT ON TWITTER. BECAUSE YOU MENTIONED THE DAD WHO IS SORT OF BEHIND THEM ALL. PEOPLE ON TWITTER HAVE JUST BEEN RIPPING HIM TO SHREDS, ASKING THE QUESTION WHY DID YOU HAND THE PUCK TO EVERYONE BUT HER. I CERTAINLY DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION, I DON’T KNOW IF ANYONE WILL KNOW THE ANSWER BESIDES HIM BUT NICE TO SEE THAT IT ALL ENDED HAPPILY TO SEE HER FACE AT THE END WAS CERTAINLY A NICE THING. THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS APRIL 16th. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. GOODNIGHT.>>Adrienne: GOODNIGHT. (*) (*)

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