The National for Monday March 13, 2017


(♪♪♪)>>Diana: GOOD EVENING, I’M DIANA SWAIN AND THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.”>>Interview: I WAS ENCOURAGED TO PURCHASE OVERDRAFT PROTECTION. I ASKED FOR A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT IT AND HE SAID I COULD JUST TRUST HIM.>>Diana: T.D. BANK NOW SAYS IT WILL LOOK INTO ALLEGATIONS ABOUT SALES TACTICS UNEARTHED BY CBC NEWS. AS SOME CALL THIS STORY A POSSIBLE TURNING POINT.>>>WE TAKE YOU INSIDE IRAQ WHERE DESPERATE FAMILIES FLEE THE BATTLE FROM MOSUL.>>Interview: SANITATION IS AN ISSUE, FOOD IS AN ISSUE.>>Diana: GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA CANCEL TRIPS TO THE U.S. IS IT PART OF A WIDER TREND?>>>PLUS… THE LEGENDARY KALASHNIKOV, IT ISN’T JUST FOR KILLERS ANYMORE.>>Interview: FOR KIDS TOO. I LOVE A.K. (♪♪♪)>>Diana: SINCE CBC NEWS FIRST REVEALED ALLEGATIONS OF UNETHICAL TACTICS USED BY SOME T.D. BANK EMPLOYEES, OUR “GO PUBLIC” TEAM HAS BEEN INUNDATED AND EMAILS FROM HUNDREDS OF CURRENT AND FORMER EMPLOYEES SHARING THEIR STORIES, SOME EVEN SAYING THEY FELT THEY HAD TO BREAK THE LAW TO MEET SALES QUOTAS. NOW SOME CUSTOMERS ARE GOING TO THE BANKS AND T.D. IS ON THE DEFENSIVE. JACQUELINE HANSEN HAS THE LATEST.>>Reporter: IT’S FUNDAMENTA TO THE ENTIRE BANKING INDUSTRY — TRUST. BUT CLAIMS BY T.D. EMPLOYEES THEY FELT FORCED TO USE AGGRESSIVE SALES TACTICS ARE RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT WHOSE INTERESTS COME FIRST.>>Interview: THEY SHOULD DO SOMETHING JUST TO IMPROVE, LIKE, THEIR CUSTOMERS, I GUESS, LIKE THEIR TRUST.>>Reporter: CBC’S “GO PUBLIC” TEAM CONTINUES TO HEAR FROM T.D. EMPLOYEES AND FORMER EMPLOYEES WHO SAY THEY WERE UNDER INTENSE PRESSURE TO HIT SALES TARGETS. SOME EVEN SAYING THEY BROKE THE LAW TO DO IT.>>I FEEL BAD, I FEEL BAD FOR WHAT THEY’RE MAKING ME DO.>>Reporter: IN T.D.’S LATEST RESPONSE THEY SAY “WE TAKE THE FEEDBACK THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED IN THIS AREA VERY SERIOUSLY. WE WILL REVIEW ALL OF THE CONCERNS RAISED AND WE ARE COMMITTED TO DOING THE RIGHT THING.” AT THIS DOWNTOWN TORONTO BRANCH, YOUNG AND NEW TO BANKING, YASMIN HARRIS FELT UNPREPARED TO SAY NO TO A SALES OFFER.>>Interview: MY EXPERIENCE IN THE T.D. BANK 10 SECONDS AGO IS THAT I WAS ENCOURAGED TO PURCHASE OVERDRAFT PROTECTION AND I ASKED FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT IT AND HE SAID I COULD JUST TRUST HIM AND TAKE IT.>>Interview: YOU’LL BE PRESSURED.>>Reporter: AL ROSEN’S INVESTIGATIVE ACCOUNTING FIRM LOOKS INTO THE FINANCES AND THE FAILURES OF MAJOR CANADIAN COMPANIES.>>Interview: IT’S GREAT THAT THERE’S A WAKE-UP CALL HERE, IT’S EVEN BETTER THAT THE BANK RESPONDED TO SAY THAT WE’RE GOING TO FIND OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING AND IN THAT SENSE THEY’RE POSITIVES. BUT IN TERMS OF MANY OTHER ISSUES, THE SIZE OF MONEY THAT IS BEING LOST THROUGH VARIOUS PRESSURE TACTICS OR OTHERWISE, IT’S HUGE.>>Reporter: AT A TIME WHEN MANY IN THE BANKING INDUSTRY ARE TRYING TO PROVE THAT THEY’RE STILL NECESSARY, AS DIGITAL BANKING AND ROBO ADVISORS BECOME MORE POPULAR, SOME EXPERTS SAY IT’S CRITICAL TO MAINTAIN TRUST.>>Interview: THIS IS DEALING WITH MORE ISSUES THAT IS MORE AND MORE SALIENT TODAY, ESPECIALLY WITH YOUNGER PEOPLE AND I SEE IT EVERY DAY WITH MILLENNIALS WHERE THEY REALLY TAKE SERIOUSLY THINGS ABOUT ETHICAL PRINCIPLES AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOUR AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY.>>Reporter: THE WATCHDOG HAS SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT THE ALLEGATIONS OF AGGRESSIVE SALES TACTICS AND IT SAYS THAT IT WILL BE WATCHING IF SIMILAR COMPLAINTS SURFACE ACROSS THE BANKING INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE. JACQUELINE HANSEN, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Diana: FEELING STRESSED OUT ABOUT FILING YOUR TAXES? IT DOESN’T HELP WHEN THE CANADA REVENUE AGENCY SHUTS DOWN ITS ELECTRONIC TAX FILING WEBSITE FOR WHAT IT CALLED “INTERNET VULNERABILITY.” THE SERVICE IS BACK UP AND RUNNING NOW BUT THE C.R.A. BROUGHT OUT BIG HITTERS TODAY TO SAY WHAT HAPPENED AND TO REASSURE CANADIANS THAT THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS SAFE. MARGO McDIARMID EXPLAINS.>>Reporter: IT’S PRETTY UNUSUAL TO HAVE SO MANY TOP BUREAUCRATS LINING UP TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM REPORTERS. BUT THE GOVERNMENT PULLED OUT ALL STOPS TODAY TO REASSURE CANADIANS THAT ITS COMPUTERS AND THEIR PRIVACY ARE SAFE.>>Interview: WE’RE CONFIDENT THAT WE HAVE PREVENTED GOVERNMENT INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE PERSONAL INFORMATION OF CANADIANS, FROM BEING BREACHED.>>Reporter: THE PROBLEM WAS IDENTIFIED LAST WEDNESDAY. A FLAW? IT’S IN SOFTWARE THAT IS USED TO CREATE WEBSITES WORLDWIDE, ESSENTIALLY A HOLE, THAT ALLOWS HACKERS TO GET INTO COMPUTER SERVERS. THIS CYBER EXPERT DESCRIBES IT THIS WAY…>>Interview: IT’S BASICALLY A CAT-AND-MOUSE GAME WHERE YOU PATCH THOSE HOLES AND THAT MEANS THAT YOU CAN’T GO IN BUT AS SOON AS THERE’S A NEW HOLE AND THAT’S THE VULNERABILITY, SOMEONE CAN HAVE ACCESS TO THE SERVER WHERE THE INFORMATION RESIDES.>>Reporter: FEDERAL COMPUTER EXPERTS STARTED GOING THROUGH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF GOVERNMENT SERVERS TO SEE IF THEIR SOFTWARE HAD THE PROBLEM. ON THURSDAY THEY FOUND HACKER HAD LOGGED ON THE STATS CANADA WEBSITE SO HAY SHUT IT — WEBSITE SO THEY SHUT IT DOWN.>>Interview: IT WAS MOST LIKELY A TARGET OF CONVENIENCE, JUST SOME RANDOM HACKER GIVING IT A SHOT.>>Reporter: ON FRIDAY THEY SHUTDOWN THE CANADA REVENUE AGENCY WEBSITE AS A PRECAUTION TO PREVENT HACKERS FROM GETTING IN.>>Interview: I THINK THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE SYSTEM WORKING REALLY WELL. AS SOON AS WE HAD AN INDICATION THAT THERE WAS A POTENTIAL VULNERABILITY, WE TOOK ACTION TO BRING SERVERS OFFLINE SO THEY WERE PROTECTED.>>Reporter: BUT IT HASN’T WORKED SO WELL IN THE PAST. IN 2014, THE HEART BLEED VIRUS ALLOWED A HACKER TO ACCESS THE C.R.A. WEBSITE AND STEAL PRIVATE TAX INFORMATION ABOUT HUNDREDS OF CANADIANS. THINGS HAVE IMPROVED SINCE THEN, ACCORDING TO THIS EXPERT…>>Interview: I ACTUALLY WANT TO GIVE THEM KUDOS BECAUSE NOT TOO MANY GOVERNMENT BODIES WILL ACTUALLY GO TO THE EXTREME OF SHUTTING DOWN A WEBSITE.>>Reporter: THE WEBSITES ARE OPERATING NORMALLY NOW, BUT FEDERAL I.T. SPECIALISTS ARE STILL CHECKING TO MAKE SURE THEY FOUND ALL OF THE FLAWS IN THE SYSTEM. AND EVEN THOUGH THE C.R.A. WEBSITE WAS DOWN FOR TWO DAYS, THEY WON’T BE EXTENDING THE TAX FILING DEADLINE. MARGO McDIARMID, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Diana: ABOUT 100 MILLIO PEOPLE IN EASTERN CANADA AND THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES ARE IN THE PATH OF A DANGEROUS WINTER STORM. HEAVY SNOW MIXED WITH HIGH WINDS IS MAKING CONDITIONS TREACHEROUS. UP TO 30 CENTIMETRES IS FORECAST FOR HAMILTON AND THE NIAGARA REGION OF ONTARIO. BY TOMORROW NIGHT UP TO 45 CENTIMETRES OF SNOW COULD COVER QUÉBEC’S EASTERN TOWNSHIPS AND ATLANTIC CANADA WILL GET HIT AFTER THAT. SOUTH OF THE BORDER, MORE THAN 6,000 FLIGHTS WERE CANCELLED TODAY AHEAD OF THE STORM, INCLUDING IN NEW YORK CITY WHICH IS UNDER A BLIZZARD WARNING. AND THE CLEANUP IS UNDERWAY IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR AFTER THE WEEKEND’S WINDSTORM. ON SATURDAY, HURRICANE FORCE WINDS RIPPED ROOFS OFF HOMES AND SNAPPED POWERLINES. A COUPLE THOUSAND CUSTOMERS IN THE ST. JOHN’S AREA ARE STILL IN THE DARK TONIGHT.>>>THE VICE CONTINUES TO CLOSE ON ISIS FIGHTERS IN MOSUL, COALITION FORCES ARE CARRYING OUT A RELENTLESS ASSAULT, VOWING NOT TO STOP UNTIL THE MILITANTS ARE CRUSHED. BUT ISIS IS FAMOUSLY STUBBORN. WHILE ITS TERRITORY IS SHRINKING, THE GROUP STILL HAS SNIPERS, MORTARS AND HUMAN SHIELDS. BUT AS DEREK STOFFEL REPORTS, THEY’RE STARTING TO LOSE THOSE TOO.>>Reporter: FOR THESE IRAQI FAMILIES, LIFE IN MOSUL IS SIMPLY UNBEARABLE. SO THEY FLEE. LEAVING BEHIND THE BATTLE BETWEEN IRAQ’S ARMY AND ISIS.>>[speaking foreign language].>>Reporter: THE FIGHTING FORCED ABU AND HIS WIFE AND HIS SEVEN CHILDREN OUT. WE HAVE TO LEAVE, HE SAYS, MY FAMILY WAS NEARLY STARVING. BUT AT THIS ARMY CHECKPOINT SOME UNEXPECTED SWEET RELIEF. ABU SAYS THAT ISIS ERASED ALL JOY FROM MOSUL. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE KIDS HERE HAVE HAD A SNACK AND SOME POP IN MORE THAN TWO YEARS. SOON THEIR JOURNEY TO SAFETY GETS UNDERWAY. THE DISPLACED COME HERE TO THIS ASSEMBLY POINT. THE WOMEN SEPARATED FROM THE MEN WHO ARE QUESTIONED. OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO STOP ISIS FIGHTERS FROM ESCAPING THE CITY. THEN ON TO THIS MASSIVE CAMP RUN BY THE UNITED NATIONS. AS THE FIGHTING RAGES NORTH OF HERE IN MOSUL, THE EXODUS CONTINUES. THESE PEOPLE ARE AMONG THE 5,000 WHO ARE FLEEING EVERY SINGLE DAY. CHAOS AS MORE MOSUL RESIDENTS ARRIVE. HEAVY RAIN TODAY MADE THEIR SUFFERING EVEN WORSE.>>Interview: WATER IS AN ISSUE. SANITATION IS AN ISSUE. FOOD IS AN ISSUE. SO ALL OF THE BASICS OF SURVIVAL ARE NEEDED FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE FLEEING THE WAR.>>Reporter: STILL, THIS CAMP OFFERS SHELTER AND SECURITY.>>[speaking foreign language].>>Reporter: ISIS MADE US SUFFER IN POVERTY, SHE SAYS, THEY MADE US HATE LIFE.>>[speaking foreign language].>>Reporter: THIS MAN SAYS THE MILITANTS FORCED MEN TO GROW LONG BEARDS. WHILE WOMEN ALWAYS HAD TO COVER THEIR FACES, IGNORING THE RULES COULD BRING DEATH.>>[speaking foreign language].>>Reporter: BASHAR IBRAHIM WORKED IN CONSTRUCTION BUT THERE WAS NO WORK UNDER ISIS. IT GOT SO BAD THAT HE HAD TO BURN THE FAMILY’S FURNITURE TO HEAT AN OVEN TO BAKE BREAD.>>[speaking foreign language].>>Reporter: IT WAS LIKE LIVING NEXT TO DEATH, HE SAYS. NOW WE ARE LIVING AGAIN. BUT STILL 750,000 PEOPLE REMAIN TRAPPED IN MOSUL AS THE FIGHTING CONTINUES AND THE U.N. IS BUILDING NEW CAMPS FOR THOSE WHO CAN ESCAPE. DEREK STOFFEL, CBC NEWS, NEAR MOSUL.>>Diana: AND THE SUFFERING DRAGS ON IN SYRIA AS WELL. TODAY UNICEF RELEASED GRIM FIGURES ON HOW THE WAR THERE IS IMPACTING CHILDREN. MORE THAN 650 CHILDREN WERE KILLED LAST YEAR. THAT’S A 20% JUMP OVER 2015. MORE THAN 250 DIED IN OR NEAR A SCHOOL AND HOSPITALS DON’T PROVE MUCH SAFER, WITH MORE THAN 330 ATTACKS ON MEDICAL FACILITIES AND STAFF. AT LEAST 850 KIDS HAVE BEEN FORCED INTO COMBAT BY ONE SIDE OR ANOTHER.>>>A NOVA SCOTIA MAN FACES A TOTAL OF 21 CHARGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE EXPLOITATION AND THE TRAFFICKING OF TWO 15-YEAR-OLD GIRLS. OLIVER IS ACCUSED OF LURING THE GIRLS TO HIS HOME AND HOLDING THEM AGAINST THEIR WILL AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTING THEM AND FORCING THEM TO HAVE SEX FOR MONEY. A TEENAGED GIRL CONTACTED A FRIEND WHO CALLED POLICE. INVESTIGATORS FEAR THAT THERE MAY BE OTHER VICTIMS.>>>OMAR KHADR IS RECOVERING IN HOSPITAL TONIGHT AFTER SURGERY ON WOUNDS THAT HE SUFFERED DURING A 2002 FIREFIGHT WITH U.S. SOLDIERS. THE 19-HOUR OPERATION WAS TO TRY TO FIX HIS SHOULDER. KHADR SPENT MORE THAN 10 YEARS IN CUSTODY AT GUANTANAMO BAY AND THEN BACK IN CANADA. HE PLEADED GUILTY TO KILLING A U.S. MEDIC IN AFGHANISTAN. KHADR WAS FREED ON BAIL TWO YEARS AGO AND HAS BEEN LIVING IN EDMONTON WITH HIS LAWYER.>>>THE HEAD OF CANADA’S SPY AGENCY IS RETIRING. MICHEL COULOMBE SAYS HE’LL LEAVE C.S.I.S. AFTER 30 YEARS AT THE END OF MAY. THE MOVE IS ONE WEEK AFTER THE HEAD OF THE RCMP ANNOUNCED THAT HE WILL RETIRE IN JUNE. (♪♪♪)>>>COMING UP… THEY THOUGHT THEY’D BE STARS ON REALITY TV.>>Interview: HONESTLY I WAS SO EXCITED AND I WAS CRYING, LIKE, AT POINTS OF TIME.>>Diana: THEN REALITY CAME CRASHING IN. PLUS… MODERN MUSLIM WOMEN FIND FREEDOM IN THE HIJAB. (♪♪♪)>>>CANADA’S GIRL GUIDES DON’T OFTEN TAKE NEWS MAKING DECISIONS BUT TODAY THE ORGINISATION DID THAT. GUIDE TRIPS WILL NO LONGER CROSS THE U.S. BORDER FOR FEAR THAT SOME INDIVIDUALS MIGHT HAVE TO BE LEFT BEHIND. THE CBC’S FAIZ JAMIL HAS THE STORY.>>Interview: COSTA RICA SO THAT WAS A PROVINCIAL TRIP.>>Reporter: GIRL GUIDES SAY THAT TRAVELLING IS A BIG PART OF THE GIRL GUIDE EXPERIENCE. ALISON KEAN IS A VOLUNTEER AND A FORMER GIRL GUIDE HERSELF BUT SHE WON’T LEAVE ANY OF HER GIRLS SOUTH OF THE BORDER BECAUSE OF THE NEW U.S. TRAVEL POLICY.>>Interview: WE’RE A VERY DIVERSE MEMBERSHIP BASE SO JUST EXPLAINING TO THE GIRLS THAT THEY’RE PREPPING FOR TRIPS AND UNDERSTANDING THAT EVERYONE COMES FROM A DIFFERENT BACKGROUND AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE PICKING DESTINATIONS THAT EVERYONE IS INVITED TO AND EVERYONE IS INCLUDED IN.>>Reporter: PREVIOUS AND UPCOMING TRAVEL BANS IN THE U.S. HAVE FORCED MANY CANADIANS TO RECONSIDER THEIR TRIPS TO THE UNITED STATES. ESPECIALLY AFTER SEVERAL INCIDENTS OF CANADIANS BEING DENIED ENTRY, EVEN IF THEY HAD TRAVELLED TO THE U.S. BEFORE WITHOUT INCIDENT.>>Interview: IT WAS A TOUGH DECISION BECAUSE TRAVELLING IS A BIG PART OF THE GIRL GUIDING PROGRAM.>>Reporter: THE GIRL GUIDES SAY THAT IT WAS A TOUGH DECISION BUT THEY’RE NOT TAKING ANY CHANCES.>>Interview: THE GIRLS FUND RAISE FOR THE TRIPS SOMETIMES FOR MONTHS OR YEARS IN ADVANCE AND IT WOULD BE QUITE DISAPPOINTING FOR A GROUP TO GET TO THE BORDER ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT ONE OF THEIR MEMBERS COULDN’T CROSS THE BORDER AND, YOU KNOW, THE SISTERHOOD OF GUIDING IS REALLY ABOUT NO GIRL GETTING LEFT BEHIND.>>Reporter: THE GIRL GUIDES ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES CHANGING THEIR ITINERARY. SCHOOL BOARDS HAVE OPTED OUT OF TRIPS TO THE U.S. AND JUST LAST WEEK WESTMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL IN MONTREAL SCRAPPED AN UPCOMING TRIP TO WASHINGTON, D.C., FOR ITS GRADUATING CLASSES BECAUSE FOUR STUDENTS WERE FROM IRAN AND DIDN’T HAVE CANADIAN PASSPORTS.>>Interview: I HAVE REALIZED THAT WE’RE ALL FAMILY AND WE TRAVEL TOGETHER, WE’RE A PACK.>>Reporter: ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN TRAVEL DATA ANALYSIS FIRM, TOURISM ECONOMICS, TOURISM TO THE U.S. IS GOING DOWN LARGELY DUE TO TRUMP’S IMAGE AND POLICIES, INCLUDING THE TRAVEL BAN. THEIR PROJECTIONS SHOW A DECREASE IN 6.3 MILLION VISITORS TO THE U.S. BY NEXT YEAR, INCLUDING NEARLY 1.2 MILLION CANADIAN TRAVELLERS. SIMILAR GROUPS SUCH AS SCOUTS CANADA TELL CBC THEY WON’T PREVENT THEIR MEMBERS FROM TRAVELLING TO THE U.S. JUST THAT THEY SHOULD PLAN THEIR TRIPS CAREFULLY. FAIZ JAMIL, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Diana: THE POLITICAL FIGHT OVER THE FUTURE OF OBAMACARE IS EVEN MORE INTENSE TONIGHT. AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE PRESIDENT TRUMP-BACKED REPUBLICAN PLAN JUST CAME OUT AND WHILE THE REPEAL AND REPLACE CROWD WOULD LIKE SOME OF IT, THE MAIN DIAGNOSIS MIGHT GIVE THEM A BIT OF A HEADACHE. CBC’S PAUL HUNTER HAS THE DETAILS.>>THE UNINSURED RATE HAS NEVER, EVER BEEN LOWER.>>Reporter: IN HIS FAREWELL SPEECH TO THE COUNTRY AS PRESIDENT IN JANUARY, BARACK OBAMA HIGHLIGHTED A KEY ACHIEVEMENT. UNDER OBAMACARE, MORE AMERICANS THAN EVER BEFORE HAD HEALTH INSURANCE AND HE ADDED, IF SOMEONE COMES UP WITH SOMETHING BETTER –>>THAT COVERS AS MANY PEOPLE AT LESS COST, I WILL PUBLICLY SUPPORT IT.>>Reporter: CUT TO THIS MORNING AND PRESIDENT TRUMP AT A MEETING WITH THOSE WHO OPPOSE OBAMACARE, PREDICTING THE FUTURE OF U.S. HEALTH INSURANCE ON HIS WATCH.>>President Donald Trump: YOU’LL SEE RATES GO DOWN, DOWN, DOWN AND YOU’LL SEE PLANS GO UP, UP, UP.>>Reporter: BUT EVEN AS TRUMP WAS SAYING THAT THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICER, C.B.O., A NON-PARTISAN GROUP THAT STUDIES THE EFFECTS OF LEGISLATION, WAS SET TO RELEASE ITS PLANS TO REPLACE OBAMACARE. ITS HEADLINES? A STUNNER. UNDER THE NEW PLAN BY 2018, 14 MILLION MORE AMERICANS WOULD BE UNINSURED COMPARED TO WHAT IT WOULD BE WITH OBAMACARE. AND THAT BY 2026, THAT NUMBER WOULD GROW TO 24 MILLION. BUT THE NEW PLAN WOULD BRING HUGE SAVINGS FOR THE GOVERNMENT. OVER 10 YEARS IT WOULD TRIM U.S. DEFICITS BY $337 BILLION AND PREMIUMS OVERALL WOULD GO UP AND THEN DOWN, BUT FOR SENIORS, THEY’D ONLY GO UP. SAY REPUBLICANS, THE REPORT FAILS TO FACTOR IN OTHER PENDING REGULATIONS, AIMED AT REDUCING COSTS AND CREATING OTHER BENEFITS. TRUMP’S NEW HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY WHO WOULD OVERSEE THE PLAN SAID THAT THE C.B.O.s FLAT OUT GOT IT WRONG.>>Interview: WE DISAGREE WITH THE REPORT PUT OUT AND WE BELIEVE THAT OUR PLAN WILL COVER MORE INDIVIDUALS AT A LOWER COST AND GIVE THEM THE CHOICES THAT THEY WANT FOR THE COVERAGE THAT THEY WANT FOR THEMSELVES AND FOR THEIR FAMILY, NOT THAT THE GOVERNMENT FORCES THEM TO BUY.>>Reporter: SAY DEMOCRATS, BALONEY.>>Interview: WE SHOULD KNOW THE TRUTH BEFORE WE ENACT MAJOR LEGISLATION, WE SHOULD KNOW THE TRUTH. C.B.O. SPEAKS THE TRUTH.>>Reporter: LEAVING AMERICANS AS THEY EMBARK ON YET ANOTHER POLITICAL WAR OVER THEIR OWN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM BACK WHERE THEY’VE BEEN SO OFTEN BEFORE — LISTENING TO POLITICIANS ARGUE OVER WHO KNOWS BEST FOR EVERYONE ELSE. WHILE EVERYONE ELSE JUST WANTS A SYSTEM THAT WORKS. PAUL HUNTER, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Diana: CANADA’S UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IS BEING PRAISED FOR HELPING PATIENTS OF ONE CHRONIC DISEASE TO LIVE LONGER, HEALTHIER LIVES. NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT PEOPLE WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIC LIVE MUCH LONGER HERE THAN IN THE UNITED STATES. KAS ROUSSY LOOKS AT THE OTHER FACTOR.>>Reporter: ERIC BAUER IS GRATEFUL FOR EVERY BREATH HE TAKES. HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS WHEN HE WAS 5. CYSTIC FIBROSIS IS CAUSED WHEN THE BODY PRODUCES A THICK, STICKY MUCUS THAT CLOGS THE LUNGS. FOR DECADES, LIFE EXPECTANCY FOR PEOPLE WITH THE GENETIC DISEASE WAS AROUND 17. BAUER HAS BEATEN THE ODDS.>>Interview: CERTAINLY NOW BEING 31 YEARS OLD, YOU KNOW, I’VE COME A LONG WAY BUT STILL SEE MANY GOOD YEARS LEFT IN MY FUTURE HOPEFULLY.>>Reporter: CANADIANS LIKE BAUER WHO SUFFER FROM CYSTIC FIBROSIC ARE LIVING LONGER NOW AND EVEN BETTER A NEW STUDY SAYS THAT THEIR LIFE SPAN IS ALMOST 10 YEARS LONGER THAN THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN THE UNITED STATES. BASED ON AMERICAN AND CANADIAN DATA FROM 1990-2013, THE AVERAGE SURVIVAL RATE WAS ALMOST 51 YEARS IN CANADA COMPARED TO JUST OVER 40 YEARS SOUTH OF THE BORDER. A BIG FACTOR? LUNG TRANSPLANTS.>>Interview: THERE WERE MORE LUNG TRANSPLANTS BEING DONE IN CANADA COMPARED TO THE U.S. AND ALSO OF THE PEOPLE WHO DIED, MORE PEOPLE DIED WITHOUT A TRANSPLANT IN THE U.S. COMPARED TO CANADA.>>Reporter: RESEARCHERS ALSO POINT TO A SUBSTANTIAL DIFFERENCE IN HEALTH CARE DELIVERY BETWEEN CANADA AND THE U.S. SPECIFICALLY CANADA’S UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM WHICH PROVIDES EVERYONE WITH ACCESS TO CARE.>>Interview: I HAVE A SENSE THAT THE SOCIAL SAFETY NET MAY BE A LITTLE STRONGER IN CANADA AS COMPARED TO THE U.S. SO WHAT THE CONTRIBUTING FACTORS ARE, IT’S NOT ENTIRELY CLEAR TO US FROM THIS STUDY, BU CERTAINLY A TOPIC OF FUTURE RESEARCH.>>Reporter: CANADIANS WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS ALSO HAD BETTER SURVIVAL RATES BECAUSE OF A NUTRITIONAL INTERVENTION BACK IN THE 1970s. FOODS HIGH IN FATS WERE RECOMMENDED BECAUSE THEY’RE EASIER TO ABSORB. A SIMILAR PLAN WASN’T IMPLEMENTED IN THE U.S. UNTIL THE 1980s. WHAT’S CLEAR TO ERIC BAUER IS THAT HE’S MANAGED TO LIVE A NORMAL AND LONGER LIFE DESPITE THE DISEASE AND A HUGE MILESTONE IS COMING UP. HE’LL BE A FATHER FOR THE FIRST TIME. KAS ROUSSY, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Diana: AS BRITISH PARLIAMENT GAVE ITS APPROVAL TO TRIGGER A BREXIT LATER THIS MONTH, SCOTLAND’S FIRST MINISTER LOBBED A BIT OF A BOMBSHELL. NICOLA STURGEON SAID THAT SCOTS NEED TO DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES WHETHER TO GIVE UP THEIR E.U. MEMBERSHIP.>>Interview: WHATEVER PATH WE TAKE IT SHOULD BE ONE DECIDED BY US AND NOT FOR US.>>Diana: STURGEON WILL CALL A SECOND REFERENDUM BETWEEN THE FALL OF 2018 AND SPRING OF 2019. BUT THERE’S A TWIST. TO HOLD IT SHE’LL NEED PERMISSION FROM THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT.>>>EGYPTIAN AUTHORITIES ORDERED THE COUNTRY’S FORMER LONG-TIME RULER TO BE RELEASED FROM THE MILITARY HOSPITAL. 88-YEAR-OLD HOSNI MUBAREK HAS BEEN HELD SINCE BEING DEPOSED IN THE 2011 ARBSPRING. EARLIER THIS MONTH THE COURT DISMISSED THE FINAL CRIMINAL CHARGE AGAINST HIM.>>>MEANWHILE AN INFAMOUS NAME FROM THE 1970s IT BACK IN COURT. CARLOS “THE JACKAL” IS ON TRIAL FOR A PARIS GRENADE ATTACK THAT KILLED TWO PEOPLE AND INJURED 34 OTHERS. THE 67-YEAR-OLD HAS BEEN IN PRISON SINCE BEING CAPTURED IN 1994 AND THEN CONVICTED IN TWO OTHER TERRORISM CASES.>>>YOU MAY NOT RECOGNIZE HIS NAME RIGHT AWAY BUT YOU MAY HAVE HEARD HIS STORY — ED WHITLOCK WAS A MASTER MARATHON RUNNER WHO RAN HIS MOST RECENT RACE LAST FALL AT AGE 85. THIS WAS HIM SETTING A RECORD AT THE 2003 SCOTIABANK WATERFRONT MARATHON. WHITLOCK WAS THE FIRST RUNNER IN HIS 70s TO COMPLETE THE RACE IN UNDER THREE HOURS.>>Interview: I REALLY THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE THE LAST TIME THAT I WOULD RUN A MARATHON UNDER THREE HOURS. I MEAN, I SERIOUSLY THOUGHT THAT.>>Diana: IN FACT, HE IMPROVED ON HIS TIME THE FOLLOWING YEAR AND WENT ON TO SET RECORDS IN THE 75, 80 AND 85 PLUS CATEGORIES. ED WHITLOCK DIED TODAY OF PROSTATE CANCER JUST DAYS AFTER TURNING 86.>>>STRAIGHT AHEAD… NON-MUSLIM WOMEN MAKE A STATEMENT BY WEARING THE HIJAB. (♪♪♪)>>Interview: WE GREW UP IN SMALL TOWN NEWFOUNDLAND AND THERE WAS NOT A LOT OF DIVERSITY SO THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR US IS JUST WORTH IT.>>Interview: WE’RE TRYING TO WALK A MILE IN THEIR SHOES.>>Diana: A GROUP OF NON-MUSLIM WOMEN IN FORT McMURRAY RECENTLY SPENT 30 DAYS WEARING THE HIJAB WHENEVER THEY LEFT THE HOUSE. IT WAS A RESPONSE TO THE DEADLY ATTACK ON A MOSQUE IN QUÉBEC CITY AND AN ATTEMPT TO FIND OUT WHAT OTHER WOMEN SUFFER JUST FOR DISPLAYING THEIR MUSLIM IDENTITY. VARIOUS OTHER NON-MUSLIM WOMEN RECENTLY MADE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES FOR WEARING THE HIJAB OR REFUSING TO AND IT JUST SHOWS HOW MUCH EMOTION AND SUSPICION CAN BE ATTACHED TO THAT PIECE OF CLOTH. AS YOU’LL SEE, CANADA IS NOT IMMUNE.>>WE DEFEND THE FAR RIGHT LEADER.>>DISRESPECTFUL BREACH OF PROTOCOL.>>REFUSAL TO WEAR A HEAD SCARF.>>PICTURED WITH THE QUR’AN.>>SUPPORT FOR ISLAM BY TAKING SELFIES IN HIJAB.>>AND THE FIRST FEMINIST GOVERNMENT IN THE WORLD WERE DONNING HIJABS.>>Interview: WELL, THERE’S AN A NUMBER OF CONTROVERSIES ABOUT THE HIJAB ACROSS THE GLOBE IN RECENT WEEKS. THERE WAS THE CASE OF LINDSAY LOHAN BEING ASKED TO REMOVE HER HEAD SCARF AT HEATHROW AIRPORT.>>Interview: WHEN I WAS FLYING TO NEW YORK I WAS WEARING A HEAD SCARF AND I GOT STOPPED. SHE OPENED UP MY PASSPORT AND SAW, LINDSAY LOHAN AND STARTED IMMEDIATELY APOLOGIZING BUT SAID, PLEASE, TAKE OFF YOUR HEAD SCARF. WHAT SCARED ME AT THAT MOMENT HOW WOULD ANOTHER WOMAN WHO DOESN’T FEEL COMFORTABLE TAKING OFF HER HEAD SCARF FEEL? IT WAS INTERESTING TO ME.>>Interview: THEN YOU HAD MARINE LE PEN WHO ON A VISIT TO LEBANON WAS ASKED TO WEAR A HEAD SCARF IN ORDER TO MEET MUFTI IN LEBANON AND REFUSED TO DO SO.>>Interview: FINALLY YOU HAD A FEMALE DELEGATION IN SWEDEN VISITING IN IRAN AND OUT OF RESPECT THEY CHOSE TO ALL WEAR A HEAD SCARF AND THIS CREATED BACKLASH BACK HOME AND MANY CRITICIZED THE SO-CALLED FEMINIST DELEGATION FOR COVERING THEIR HAIR WHILE VISITING POLITICIANS IN IRAN. SOME OF THE REASONS FOR THESE CONTROVERSIES ARE PROBABLY BECAUSE THE HIJAB HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH MUSLIM WOMEN. AND IN THESE CASES IT’S NON-MUSLIM WOMEN WHO HAVE EITHER DECIDED TO WEAR IT OR NOT TO WEAR IT FOR WHATEVER REASONS AND I THINK THAT’S A NEW TERRITORY FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.>>Interview: HERE IN CANADA, WE HAVE NOT BEEN IMMUNE TO THE TYPES OF CONTROVERSY THAT SURROUND THE HIJAB. WHETHER IT HAS BEEN A WOMAN BEING TOLD IN A MONTREAL COURTROOM THAT SHE COULDN’T APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE UNTIL SH REMOVED THE HEAD SCARF.>>WE HEARD FROM THE JUDGE AN SHE’S ASKING ME WHY YOU ARE PUTTING THIS SCARF ON YOUR HEAD AND I TOLD HER, I’M A MUSLIM.>>Interview: I WILL, THEREFORE, NOT HEAR YOU IF YOU ARE WEARING THE SCARF ON YOUR HEAD JUST AS I WOULD NOT ALLOW A PERSON TO APPEAR BEFORE ME WEARING A HAT OR SUNGLASSES ON HIS OR HER HEAD OR ANY OTHER GARMENT NOT SUITABLE FOR A COURT PROCEEDING.>>Interview: THEY STILL HAVE A BILL IN QUÉBEC ON THE TABLE WHICH, YOU KNOW, WOULD REQUIRE ANYONE RECEIVING OR GIVING PUBLIC SERVICES TO UNCOVER THEIR FACE WHICH IS THE NIQAB AND NOT SO MUCH THE HIJAB. THERE’S STILL DISCRIMINATION ON THE JOB OF WOMEN WHO DO WEAR HIJAB.>>Interview: I THINK THAT IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE STILL TOO MANY NEGATIVE CONNOTATIONS WHEN IT COMES TO WOMEN AND THE HEAD SCARF. WHEN WOMEN ARE WEARING THE HEAD SCARF ON OUR STREETS AND ON PUBLIC TRANSIT THERE’S STILL FEARS THEY MAY BE TARGETED, EITHER DISCRIMINATED AGAINST OR OUTRIGHT PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED.>>Interview: AS A MUSLIM WOMAN OF COLOUR, IN A TIME OF OVERWHELMING STIGMA, I FEAR BEING “OTHERED”, PROFILED — [Cheers and Applause] IN A COUNTRY THAT I CALL MY OWN. MY IDENTITY IS CHALLENGED AND MY ACTIONS ARE HEAVILY SCRUTINIZED. I AM SIMULTANEOUSLY SILENCED INTO SHAME WHILE BEING EXPECTED TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE ACTIONS OF A SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT DO NOT REPRESENT ME OR ANYTHING THAT I AM. [Cheers and Applause]>>Interview: WE HAVE MUSLIMS IN CANADA WHO ARE YOUNG CANADIANS IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF YEARS IN CANADA AND WHAT YOU’RE SEEING IS AN EMERGENCE OF A CANADIAN BRAND OF ISLAM. FOR EXAMPLE, “LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE” CREATED BY A CANADIAN ICON.>>MR. BONES. DRESSING UP LIKE THE TALIBAN. SO TOPICAL.>>TALIBAN?>>WE’RE HERE FROM MONTREAL, QUÉBEC, TO ASK FOR $90,000 FOR 10% OF OUR COMPANY.>>Interview: WE HAD A “DRAGONS’ DEN” EPISODE A WHILE BACK, A MONTREAL COUPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO START THEIR OWN FASHION HOUSE OF MODEST CLOTHING.>>GREAT FEEL FOR THE PRODUCT.>>NICE FABRIC.>>WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY MODEST?>>I WEAR THE HIJAB JUST A CERTAIN WAY AND I JUST ESPOUSE THINGS THAT ARE MORE MODERN AND FASHION FORWARD.>>Interview: WE ALSO HAVE THIS RISE OF GENERATION M AS IT’S BEEN CALLED, OF, YOU KNOW, YOUNG MODERN MUSLIM WOMEN WHO WANT TO PARTICIPATE FULLY, WHO WANT TO EMBRACE THEIR FAITH IDENTITY BUT ALSO WANT TO EMBRACE THE CULTURE THAT THEY LIVE IN AND THEY WANT TO EMBRACE CANADIAN CULTURE AND THEY’RE VERY PROUD TO PLAY HOCKEY AN WEAR THE HIJAB IF THEY CHOOSE TO.>>Interview: I THINK THERE’S A LOT OF NEGATIVITY WITHIN THE COMMUNITIES, WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES, BECAUSE I WOULD SAY OF INFRASTRUCTURES THAT DON’T WANT TO SEE WOMEN ADVANCE, WOMEN LIKE YOU AND ME WHO ARE IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA AND DOING COOL THINGS AND PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO SEE US PROGRESS BUT WE’RE DOING IT REGARDLESS, RIGHT?>>Interview: THERE’S NO DOUBT THAT THERE ARE WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD WHO ARE FORCED TO EITHER WEAR A HEAD SCARF OR WEAR A FACE VEIL AND THAT IS TO BE CONDEMNED. NO ONE SHOULD BE COERCED TO WEAR SOMETHING THEY DON’T WANT TO WEAR BUT THAT BEING SAID I THINK THAT IT’S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE LISTEN TO CANADIAN-MUSLIM WOMEN’S VOICES AND WE RESPECT THEIR RIGHT TO WEAR IT AND NOT TO WEAR IT AND SIMPLY TO BE.>>Diana: WOMEN IN IRAN ALSO FACE PRESSURE OVER THE HIJAB, OF COURSE, IT’S PRESSURE THE OPPOSITE KIND. BUT EVEN AS THEY LIVE UNDER LAWS INSPIRED BY HARDLINE CLERICS, THEY FIND WAYS TO EXPRESS FREEDOM THROUGH FASHION. NAHLAH AYED WAS RECENTLY IN IRAN AND FILED THIS REPORT. (♪♪♪)>>Reporter: AT THE TEHRAN EXHIBITION CENTRE IT IS VIRTUE THAT IS ON OFFER. A SOFT SELL ON THE MANY WAYS OF OBSERVING PROPER HIJAB. LESS DESIRABLE BUT NOT ENTIRELY DECOMMISSIONED ARE THE ALL-BLACK UNIFORMS OF THE REVOLUTION DAYS OF 1979. STILL, THE AIM IN THESE HALLS IS NOT TO SKIRT CONSERVATIVE CLOTHES BUT TO GIVE THEM A CONSERVATIVE UPDATE.>>[speaking foreign language].>>Reporter: THE FASHIONABLE SCARVES ARE DESIGNED TO MAKE WOMEN LOOK MORE CHIC, THIS IS BY ONE OF THE COMPANY’S OWNERS. THIS WAY WOMEN CAN KEEP THEIR HIJAB AND LOOK MORE ATTRACTIVE AT THE SAME TIME, SHE SAYS. IN WHAT IS ULTIMATELY NON-NEGOTIATABLE UNDER IRANIAN LAW, RENEWAL IS NO LONGER THE PURVIEW OF JUST LIBERAL IRANIAN WOMEN. EVEN AMONG CONSERVATIVE ONES, AN UPDATE IS WHAT IS NEEDED TO BE REINFORCED. OUR COUNTRY IS A COUNTRY OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEY DEMAND INNOVATION WHEN IT COMES TO CLOTHING, SAYS THE HEAD OF THE TEHRAN’S WOMEN’S AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT. WE FEEL A NEED TO KEEP OUR FASHION UP-TO-DATE WHILE RESPECTING THE IRANIAN VALUES. NEARLY FOUR DECADES AFTER THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION, THE TEST OF THOSE VALUES ARE ESCALATING, DESPITE THE EXPECTATION OF PUBLIC MODESTY. WESTERN STYLES AND BRANDS ARE ENCROACHING ALL THE TIME AND PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES. ON MAKEUP AND THE AMOUNT OF HAIR THAT CAN BE SHOWN. BOUNDARIES FLY EVEN MORE ONLINE. ON FACEBOOK… MY STEALTHY FREEDOM, FOR INSTANCE, STARTED IN THE U.K., ENCOURAGES IRANIAN WOMEN TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED WITHOUT HIJAB ALL TOGETHER. COUNTLESS HAVE DONE IT. ALTERNATIVELY MEN ARE PHOTOGRAPHED WEARING IT IN SOLIDARITY. NO SURPRISE THE OLD ZEALOUS EFFORTS TO POLICE HIJAB ON THE STREETS HAVE EXPANDED ALL ALONG, EVEN ARRESTING WOMEN WHO SHOW TOO MUCH. SO THERE ARE THOSE LIKE ANUSHA WHO WORK AS DILIGENTLY TO HELP IRANIAN WOMEN TO LOOK AND FEEL 21st CENTURY, JUST WITHIN THE LAW.>>Interview: 10 YEARS AGO WE DIDN’T FOLLOW THE FASHION THAT MUCH AND NOW WE FOLLOW THE FASHIONS, SHORTER DRESSES ARE POPULAR AND PEOPLE KNOW WHAT IS A GOOD COLOUR FOR THE YEAR AND THE DESIGN OFFERS. AS A RESULT THEY TRY TO SHOW THEMSELVES AND THEY LIKE TO LOOK AND FEEL GOOD. THEY ARE A PATCHWORK AND THEY’RE HAND PAINTED.>>Reporter: HER BRAND IS HEAVY ON IRANIAN SYMBOLISM.>>Interview: AND I TOLD THE IMAM…>>Reporter: AND ADAMANT ON PROVIDING COLOUR.>>Interview: AND THERE’S A DIFFERENCE WITH SOME WANTING THE HIJAB. IN MY GENERATION AND WITH MY FRIENDS, WE ARE A LITTLE BIT FREER.>>Reporter: AT A TIME WHEN HIJABS CAN’T SEEM TO STAY OUT OF THE HEADLINES ABROAD, THE QUESTION IS STILL HERE ISN’T WHETHER YOU WEAR THE HIJAB, IT’S HOW. NAHLAH AYED, CBC NEWS, TEHRAN.>>Diana: AND WHEN WE COME BACK, IT’S NOT JUST A GUN, IT’S A LIFESTYLE. (♪♪♪)>>Interview: THE KALASHNIKOV FOR RUSSIANS IS SOMETHING IN LEGACY OF EVERY MAN IN RUSSIA.>>Diana: THE GUN MAKER EXPANDS ITS BRAND AFTER COUNTRIES LIKE CANADA PUT THE SQUEEZE ON SALES.>>>PLUS… A SMOOTH-TALKING STRANGER STOKES TV (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>Diana: IT’S ONE OF THE MOST INSTANTLY RECOGNIZABLE WEAPONS EVER CREATED AND ONE WITH DARK CONNOTATIONS. FROM HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTERS TO THE NIGHTLY NEWS, THE A.K.-47 HAS LONG BEEN SYNONYMOUS WITH BAD GUYS. DEPENDING ON WHICH SIDE OF THE IRON CURTAIN YOU GREW UP ON. FOR DECADES IT WAS STANDARD ISSUE FOR SOVIET TROOPS AND REVOLUTIONARIES AND TERRORISTS. THE AK-47 PROVED SO POPULAR THA ITS CREATOR SUFFERED A CRISIS OF FAITH AND BEGGED FORGIVENESS ON HIS DEATHBED. BUT NOW IN ITS HOME COUNTRY IT’S ENJOYING A RENAISSANCE. SUSAN ORMISTON NOW ON THE REBIRTH OF THE KALASHNIKOV.>>Reporter: FRIDAY NIGHT, MOSCOW AT A DOWNTOWN BAR. IN THIS CAVE-LIKE SPACE, WEAPONS ON EVERY WALL, ARTIFACTS FROM THE GREAT WAR, THE COLD WAR, EVEN MODERN WARRIORS. ITS NAME MEANS “INTELLIGENCE SERVICE” AND IT IS THE LOCAL WATERING HOLE FOR RUSSIAN SPOOFS AND SECURITY POLICE, GIVEN ITS PROXIMITY DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM THE FORMER KGB AND NOW FSB. WHAT THEN COULD BE MORE FITTING THAN ITS KALASHNIKOV DOOR HANDLES? THE INFAMOUS RUSSIAN-MADE WEAPON WITH ITS DEADLY REPUTATION. IN AN OLD MOSCOW BREWERY… (gunshots). GUN ENTHUSIASTS PAY TO EXPERIENCE THE KALASHNIKOV, THE GUN OF LEGENDS. TATIANA IS A MEDIC IN THE RUSSIAN ARMY WHO WANTS MORE PRACTISE AND SHOOTING TIPS.>>Interview: THIS IS THE AK-47, THE ORIGINAL ONE AND IT SHOOTS WITH 762 BULLETS AND IT’S VERY FAMOUS, EVEN IN OUR DAYS, IT’S A VERY FAMOUS WEAPON. AND VERY DURABLE.>>Reporter: IGOR MANAGES THE SHOOTING GALLERY WHICH OPENED 18 MONTHS AGO. DO YOU GET TOURISTS TOO?>>Interview: YES, FOR SURE. WE HAVE A LOT OF TOURISTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. FROM GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, SO THEY COME AND TRY SHOOTING A KALASHNIKOV AND OTHER FAMOUS RUSSIAN GUNS. THEY JUST ARE INTERESTED HOW WE SHOOT IN REAL LIFE. HOW DIFFICULT OR NOT TO SHOOT FROM A REAL KALASHNIKOV.>>Reporter: THE AK-47 IS A WEAPON OF CHOICE FOR MURDERERS AND MERCENARIES AND SOLDIERS. WITH ITS INVENTION IN 1947, THE SOVIET ENGINEER MIKHAIL KALASHNIKOV BECAME AS FAMOUS AS HIS GUN. AN ESTIMATED 100 MILLION ARE STILL IN CIRCULATION BUT THE COMPANY HAS LURCHED THROUGH GOOD YEARS AND BAD ONES. ESPECIALLY AFTER RUSSIA ANNEXED CRIMEA IN 2014, WHEN THE U.S. AND CANADA SLAPPED SANCTIONS ON INDIVIDUALS AND THEN COMPANIES INCLUDING BARRING ANY BUSINESS WITH KALASHNIKOVS. SENDING A SHOCKWAVE THROUGH THE ARMS MAKER.>>Interview: THIS WAS KEY FOR US FOR SURE. WHEN THE SANCTIONS WERE INTRODUCED WE DROPPED OUR EXPORT MANUFACTURING BY HALF.>>Reporter: AS VLADIMIR TELLS IT, KALASHNIKOV WAS FORCED TO RETOOL THE COMPANY FROM THE FACTORY FLOOR UP.>>Interview: AND CUT FROM ONE OF THE MOST PROFITABLE AND THE MOST IMPORTANT MARKETS AND WE HAD TO FIND OTHER MARKETS AND THAT ANSWER WE MANAGED TO FIND IN DIVERSIFICATION OF THE BUSINESS ITSELF.>>TODAY KALASHNIKOV IS UNDERGOING MODERNIZATION…>>Reporter: WHAT EMERGED IS A MODERNIZED FACTORY WITH NEW INVESTMENTS IN SMALL ARMS AND NOW UNMANNED SURVEILLANCE. EXPORT ORDERS HAVE DOUBLED, SAYS THE COMPANY, FROM COUNTRIES NOT PART OF THE SANCTIONS. THE NEWEST A.K. SHOULD HIT THE CIVILIAN MARKET THIS YEAR FOLLOWED BY ITS MILITARY COUSIN.>>Interview: I THINK WE HAVE PRODUCED GOOD OLD KALASHNIKOV BUT NOW WE’RE ALSO DIFFERENT.>>Reporter: AND NOW AT A MOSCOW AIRPORT KALASHNIKOV SETS ITS SITES BEYOND GUN-TOTING WARRIORS, MORE TO THE CONSUMER EAGER TO SNAP UP SOMETHING WITH THE BRANDED K. WHAT DOES IT MEAN, I’M YOUR FATHER?>>Interview: IT’S AN OLD ONE AND I THINK THAT IT TELLS TO THE NEW ONE THAT HE’S HIS FATHER AND THE KALASHNIKOV FOR RUSSIANS, IT’S NOT A BRAND, IT’S SOMETHING IN LEGACY OF EVERY MAN IN RUSSIA.>>Reporter: KALASHNIKOV OPENED THIS FIRST IN THE WORLD CONCEPT STORE HERE AT MOSCOW’S AIRPORT, SO PRIOR TO BOARDING YOU CAN GET BRANDED KALASHNIKOV PRODUCTS, EVERYTHING FROM A MOCK-UP RIFLE TO A KID’S T-SHIRT.>>Interview: YEAH, FOR KIDS TOO. I LOVE A.K., AND THE A.K. IS FOR THE RIFLE.>>Reporter: I LOVE A.K. IN CHILDREN SIZES.>>Interview: YEP.>>Reporter: IS ANYONE EVER OFFENDED BY THAT?>>Interview: NO, NOT AT ALL.>>Reporter: YOU CAN’T BUY AN AK-47 HERE OR ANY AMMUNITION BUT YOU CAN PURCHASE OR ORDER A MOCK-UP RIFLE OR ONE THAT SHOOTS PELLETS.>>Interview: THE SECOND TIME WE HAVE, IT’S ONE THAT CAN SHOOT BLANK BULLETS. EVERYTHING IS THE SAME LIKE ON THE MOCK-UP EXCEPT ONE THING IT CAN SHOOT REAL BLANK BULLETS.>>Reporter: PLANS ARE TO EXPAND THE CONCEPT STORES IN RUSSIA AND BEYOND. AND ALSO TO MANUFACTURE PLASTIC RIFLES AIMED AT TEENS PLAYING STRIKE BALL. BLURRING THE LINE BETWEEN MOCK AND REAL. OFFERING PISTOLS FOR PURCHASE HERE.>>Interview: THIS ONE IS THE ONE OF MOST FAMOUS PISTOLS IN RUSSIA.>>Reporter: DO PEOPLE ACTUALLY COME INTO THIS STORE IN AN AIRPORT AND BUY A PISTOL?>>Interview: YEAH, YEAH, EVERY DAY, ACTUALLY.>>Reporter: REALLY?>>Interview: YEAH. SO WHY NOT — WHY NOT? I THINK THAT IT’S A GOOD GIFT FROM RUSSIA AS A SOUVENIR.>>Reporter: SOMETHING TO SLIP INTO YOUR LUGGAGE, A MEMENTO OF RUSSIA’S FAMED WEAPONRY. PACKAGED A LITTLE MORE GENTLY. SUSAN ORMISTON, CBC NEWS, MOSCOW.>>Diana: JUST AHEAD… SMALL TOWN RESTAURANT OWNERS FEEL TAKEN IN BY A STRANGER. WE TRACK HIM DOWN TO ASK WHERE THEIR MONEY WENT. BUT, FIRST… LET’S CHECK THE DAY’S BUSINESS NUMBERS. THE T.S.X. ROSE 38 POINTS. THE CANADIAN DOLLAR WAS UP A 10th OF A CENT. IN NEW YORK THE DOW FELL 21 POINTS AND THE PRICE OF OIL WAS DOWN .09 CENTS A BARREL. (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>Diana: WHAT SMALL BUSINESS WOULDN’T LOVE THE CHANCE FOR WIDESPREAD TV EXPOSURE AND THAT WAS THE PITCH OFFERED UP TO TWO SMALL TOWN ONTARIO RESTAURANT OWNERS. THEY JUMPED AT THE REALITY SHOW OFFER AND THE WHOLE TOWN RALLIED BEHIND THEM IN SPIRIT AND FINANCIALLY. BUT WHAT HAPPENED NEXT IS WHY THEY CALLED “GO PUBLIC” AND ROSA MARCHITELLI.>>WELL, HELLO, WORLD, IT’S CHRIS ROBINSON HERE, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER AND CO-STAR.>>Reporter: HE’S A FAST TALKER WHO MAKES A LOT OF PROMISES. CHRIS ROBINSON CONVINCING TWO SMALL TOWN RESTAURANT OWNERS THEY COULD MAKE IT BIG, THAT HE COULD GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME. THE CHANCE TO STAR IN A REALITY SHOW CALLED “BURGER WARS” WHERE RESTAURANTS BROIL UP THEIR BEST BURGERS IN HOPES OF BEING CROWNED THE BEST BURGER IN TOWN.>>Interview: HONESTLY I WAS SO EXCITED.>>Interview: I WAS REALLY, REALLY HAPPY.>>Reporter: ROBINSON SEEMED TO HAVE ALL OF THE CREDENTIALS AND TO BE CONNECTED TO ALL OF THE RIGHT PEOPLE AND HE TOLD THE RESTAURANT OWNERS TO PAY $500 AND GATHER THOUSANDS MORE FROM TOWN RESIDENTS IN SPONSORSHIP MONEY TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. THEY NOT ONLY GAVE MONEY BUT ALSO TIME, RENOVATING ONE OF THE RESTAURANTS FOR THE SHOW. JUST DAYS BEFORE THE TAPING, ROBINSON CANCELLED. HE DIDN’T RESCHEDULE AND KEPT THE MONEY.>>Interview: BECAUSE I JUST FELT LIKE A FOOL AND I FELT LIKE A TOTAL FOOL BECAUSE I SHOULD HAVE CAUGHT IT.>>Reporter: THE COMPANY THAT OWNS THE REAL BURGER WARS HAS NEVER HEARD OF ROBINSON. THE REAL HOST SAYS THEY WOULD NEVER ASK RESTAURANTS TO PAY FOR ANYTHING.>>Interview: THE MORE I THINK ABOUT IT THE MORE LIVID I BECOME AND I KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS TO ALL OF THE RESTAURANT OWNERS.>>Reporter: WHAT THE TOWN DIDN’T KNOW IS THAT CHRIS ROBINSON IS A CONVICTED FRAUDSTER. “GO PUBLIC” FOUND WHILE ROBINSON WAS TELLING PEOPLE THAT HE WAS A BIG-TIME PRODUCER AND ASKING FOR MONEY IN ONTARIO, ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN BRITISH COLUMBIA HE WAS A WANTED MAN. FACING THREE NEW FRAUD CHARGES. AFTER HE TOOK THE TOWN’S MONEY BOTH RESTAURANT OWNERS FILED COMPLAINTS WITH LOCAL POLICE. INVESTIGATORS DETERMINED THAT IT WAS A CIVIL, NOT CRIMINAL MATTER. ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE WON’T SAY WHETHER IT CHECKED TO SEE IF ROBINSON HAS A CRIMINAL RECORD OR WAS WANTED OUTSIDE OF THE PROVINCE. BUT B.C. RCMP TELL US THEY’VE ONLY SPOKE WITH INVESTIGATORS IN ONTARIO AFTER “GO PUBLIC’S” INQUIRIES.>>Interview: THIS IS NOT JUST DUNNVILLE BUT ACROSS CANADA SO WE AS A GROUP OF US AS CANADIANS SHOULD ALL COME TOGETHER AND HAVE THIS GUY DEALT WITH BY THE AUTHORITIES.>>Reporter: “GO PUBLIC” MANAGED TO TRACK CHRIS ROBINSON DOWN WHO TOLD US THAT HE ALWAYS INTENDED TO FILM THE REALITY SHOW IN DUNNVILLE AND PLANNED TO CHANGE THE NAME AFTER FINDING OUT THAT IT ALREADY EXISTED. HE SAYS HE NEVER CLAIMED TO BE INVOLVED WITH THE REAL “BURGER WARS” AND AFTER SPEAKING WITH US HE’LL GIVE THE MONEY BACK. ROSA MARCHITELLI, CBC NEWS, CALGARY.>>Diana: MANY OF “GO PUBLIC’S” STORIES COME FROM YOU. THERE ARE LOTS OF WAYS TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE TEAM ON THE WEBSITE OR BY EMAIL [email protected] AND YOU CAN ALSO FOLLOW “GO PUBLIC” ON TWITTER.>>>COMING UP, IF RECENT WINTER WEATHER HAS BEEN AN INCONVENIENCE THIS COULD MAKE YOU FEEL THAT YOU GOT A LUCKY BREAK. (♪♪♪)>>Diana: WELL, THIS WILL PUT THE PAIN OF SCRAPING ICE OFF THE WINDSHIELD INTO PERSPECTIVE — THIS HOUSE IS ON THE SHORE OF LAKE ONTARIO, ICE ALMOST 20 CENTIMETRES THICK IN SOME SPOTS. WIND WHIPPED UP THE WATER THAT FROZE ON THE STRUCTURE DURING THE RECENT COLD SPELL. THE LAKE HOUSE IS A SUMMER GETAWAY AND WASN’T OCCUPIED.>>>THE BRITISH ROBOT SUBMARINE CALLED AUTOSUBLONG RANGE IS STARTING ITS FIRST MISSION, KNOWN BETTER AS BOATY McBOATFACE. IT WILL MAP THE WATERS OFF ANTARCTICA TO HELP TO RESEARCH THEIR LINK TO CLIMATE CHANGE. BOATY WAS OVERRULED AS THE NAME FOR THE NEW POLAR RESEARCH SHIP R.R.S. SIR RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.>>>BEFORE WE GO PETER MANSBRIDGE HAS A FAVOUR TO ASK.>>Peter: SO DO YOU HAVE A SCIENCE QUESTION THAT ALWAYS PUZZLED YOU? WELL, IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN WHEN “THE NATIONAL” SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT BOB McDONALD TAKES YOUR BURNING QUESTIONS. QUESTIONS LIKE, WHY ARE PLANETS ROUND? OR ARE THEY? WHY DO CATS ALWAYS LAND ON THEIR FEET? OR WHY IF THE EARTH IS SPINNING, DON’T WE FEEL DIZZY? SEND US YOUR QUESTIONS FOR BOB BY EMAIL TO [email protected] EARN OR ON TWITTER CBCTHENATIONAL OR ON FACEBOOK ASK YOUR QUESTION IN THE COMMENT SECTION.>>Diana: THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS MONDAY NIGHT. FOR NEWS AT ANY HOUR YOU CAN ALWAYS GO TO OUR WEBSITE cbcnews.ca. I’M DIANA SWAIN. THANKS FOR WATCHING. (♪♪♪)

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