The National for Thursday, March 23, 2017


LATER. WHAT WENT WRONG?>>>THE MOURNING.>>WE COME TOGETHER TONIGHT.>>Diana: THE INVESTIGATION. THE RESOLVE.>>WE ARE NOT AFRAID.>>Diana: LONDON SHOWS ITS STRENGTH AS THE POLICE IDENTIFY THE ATTACKERS AND THE VICTIMS IN THE TERROR ATTACKS.>>>REX MURPHY’S POINT OF VIEW ON BLOCKING SPEAKERS AT CANADIAN CAMPUSES. [♪♪♪]>>>SHE ASKED FOR HELP. SHE CRIED FOR HELP. BUT NEITHER HER FRIENDS NOR THE POLICE COULD SAVE A MONTREAL TEENAGER FROM BEING ATTACKED AND KILLED. THE TROUBLING DETAILS OF HER STORY ARE RAISING SOME SERIOUS QUESTIONS, INCLUDING WHY HER PLEA FOR ACTION LED TO A DANGEROUS SITUATION.>>Reporter: A LIFE CUT TRAGICALLY SHORT. STEPHANIE BOUDREAU, 18 YEARS OLD, STABBED TO DEATH IN HER APARTMENT, SOUTH OF MONTREAL. HER FRIENDS AT WORK ARE HEARTBROKEN, BUT NOT SURPRISED. SHE BROKE UP WITH HER BOYFRIEND A MONTH AGO. HE WOULD NOT ACCEPT IT. EVEN POSTING TWO LONG VIDEOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA, BERATING HER FOR BREAKING UP WITH HIM >>WE ARE A TEAM.>>Reporter: THE YOUNG WOMAN WAS SCARED AND THE POLICE KNEW ABOUT IT.>>Interview: SHE WAS CRYING AND SCARED. SHE TOLD ME, LIKE, BEFORE WE LEFT, SHE IS LIKE DOES HE HAVE TO KILL ME FOR THE POLICE TO DO ANYTHING.>>Reporter: BOUDREAU WAS ABOUT TO GET INTO HER CAR AND SAW HER EX-BOYFRIEND. SHE GOT IN AND CALLED POLICE AS HE BEGAN YELLING. HER FRIEND SAID OFFICERS ARRIVED AND TALKED TO HIM AND TOLD BOUDREAU THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO FOR HER AND PUT THE EX INTO A TAXI.>>Interview: THEY DID NOT RESPOND AS THEY SHOULD HAVE. IT WAS A RED FLAG.>>Reporter: THE FATHER WAS TOO DISTRAUGHT. HE SAID POLICE DID GO WITH HER DAUGHTER TO COLLECT HER THINGS WITH THE APARTMENT SHE SHARED WITH HER EX. THE LONE OFFICER WAS BEHIND HER. SHE WAS AMBUSHED. THE OFFICER WAS POWERLESS TO STOP THE ATTACK WHICH WAS OVER IN SECONDS. THIS AFTERNOON, HE WAS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER. THE 22-YEAR-OLD KEPT HIS HEAD DOWN AND BARELY SAID A WORD. BOUDREAU’S NEW BOYFRIEND FOUGHT BACK TEARS.>>Interview: [Speaking French]>>Reporter: WITH SO MANY DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF WHAT POLICE AND DID NOT DO TO HELP, THERE ARE TWO PARALLEL INVESTIGATIONS. THE PROVINCIAL POLICE ARE GATHERING EVIDENCE ABOUT THE CRIME AND FIVE MEMBERS OF THE INDIANAPOLIS INVESTIGATION UNIT WILL LOOK AT WHAT OFFICERS DID BEFORE BOUDREAU’S DEATH.>>Interview: WE WILL WAIT FOR THE RESULTS OF THOSE INVESTIGATIONS. IT IS APPROPRIATE THAT WE HAVE THEM ALTOGETHER AND CONSIDER ALL OBSERVATIONS AND ALL NEW INFORMATION.>>Reporter: HE SAID THAT COULD LEAD TO MORE TRAINING FOR OFFICERS ON THE FRONT LINES. SMALL COMFORT FOR THOSE MOURNING BOUDREAU. SHE SAID SHE WAS OUR RAY OF LIGHT. ALWAYS THERE TO LIFT OUR SPIRITS.>>Diana: ANOTHER VICTIM OF THE LONDON TERROR ATTACK HAS DIED OF HIS INJURIES. BRITISH AUTHORITIES NOW SAY A 75-YEAR-OLD MAN PASSED AWAY IN HOSPITAL TODAY. HE WAS HIT BY THE SPEEDING CAR THAT SLAMMED INTO A CROWD ON WESTMINSTER BRIDGE. THE AUTHORITIES ALSO RELEASED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE OTHER VICTIMS. ALONG WITH POLICE OFFICER KEITH PALMER WHO SUCCUMBED TO STAB WOUNDS ARE A MARRIED 43-YEAR-OLD TEACHER WHO WORKED AT A SCHOOL NEARBY WITH THREE CHILDREN. AND KIRK COCHRAN, AN AMERICAN TRAVELLING IN EUROPE WITH HIS WIFE TO CELEBRATE THEIR 25th ANNIVERSARY. SHE WAS HURT AND REMAINS IN HOSPITAL. AND SO DOES ANDREA CHRYSTIA, A WOMAN WHO PLUNGED INTO THE THAMES DURING THE ATTACK. THE BRIDGE REOPENED. THE SHOCK IS VERY MUCH ON PEOPLE’S MINDS TODAY.>>IT IS DEAD, THE STREETS AROUND PARLIAMENT, PARLIAMENT SQUARE IS DEAD. IT IS AN UNUSUAL SITUATION.>>Interview: IT IS SURREAL.>>Reporter: THE SECURITY REMAINS TIGHT IN THE AREA. AND ACROSS THE CITY. THE AUTHORITIES CONTINUE THEIR INVESTIGATION. 52-YEAR-OLD KHALID MASOOD. THE MAN IDENTIFIED AS THE PERPETRATOR. HE WAS SHOT DEAD. MARGARET EVANS CONTINUES OUR COVERAGE OF THIS STORY.>>Reporter: WESTMINSTER, THE UNION JACK AT HALF-MAST SPEAKING TO THE COUNTRY’S SORROW. ON THE GROUND BELOW, FORENSIC POLICE. METICULOUS IN THEIR SEARCH OF THE CRIME SCENE OUTSIDE THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT. INSIDE, THE PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY, MADE A STATEMENT ABOUT THE ATTACKER. NOW NAMED AT KHALID MASOOD. A 52-YEAR-OLD MAN WITH A LONG CRIMINAL RECORD.>>WHAT I CAN CONFIRM IS THAT THE MAN WAS BRITISH BORN AND BACK SOME YEARS AGO, HE WAS ONCE INVESTIGATED BY MI-5 IN RELATION TO CONCERNS ABOUT VIOLENT EXTREMISM. HE WAS A PERIPHERAL FIGURE. THE CASE IS HISTORIC. HE WAS NOT PART OF THE CURRENT INTELLIGENCE PICTURE.>>Reporter: THE ISLAMIC STATE OR ISIS CLAIMED MASOOD AS ONE OF THEIR OWN. THE CAR HE USED HAS BEEN TRACED BACK TO A RENTAL AGENCY IN BERMINGHAM AND RAISED LED TO ARRESTS THERE AND OTHER CITIES. THE POLICE WILL BE INTERVIEWING ANYONE WHO KNEW MASOOD, SEARCHING FOR STRANDS. POTENTIAL LINKS IN A CHAIN.>>EVEN IF HE IS A LONE WOLF, IT WAS NOT ONLY TAKING PLACE, YOU KNOW, AT AN INDIVIDUAL LEVEL. IT REQUIRED A WIDER NETWORK.>>Reporter: THE POLICE DO BELIEVE MASOOD ACTED ALONE IN CARRYING OUT THE ATTACK.>>TO BE EXPLICIT, WE HAVE TO INFORMATION ABOUT FURTHER THREATS TO THE PUBLIC.>>Reporter: IT WAS A GHOSTLY FEEL TO STREETS CLOSE TO WESTMINSTER. MANY STILL CORDONED OFF. THE POLICE PRESENCE IN THE CENTER OF LONDON, ESPECIALLY AT MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IS HIGH. TO CONVINCE PEOPLE THEY ARE SAFE. HE DROVE HIS CAR INTO PEDESTRIANS, INJURING DOZENS AND INJURING A TEACHER, A MOTHER OF TWO AND A TOURIST. AND A PENSIONER. HE ATTACKED KEITH PALMER, STABBING HIM TO DEATH BEFORE BEING SHOT HIMSELF. PEOPLE ARE FINDING IT HARD TO PUT THEIR NERVES AWAY.>>I THINK WE ALL KNEW IT WOULD HAPPEN AT SOME POINT.>>Reporter: TODAY, WESTMINSTER BRIDGE REOPENED. A GESTURE OF REASSURANCE. AND THE REOPENING OF PARLIAMENT THIS MORNING.>>THE COLLEAGUES IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY, WE SHALL NOW OBSERVE A MINUTE OF SILENCE.>>Reporter: AND THERE WERE MESSAGES OF DEFIANCE TOO. POLITICIANS ON ALL SIDES ARE VOWING NOT TO GIVE INTO TERRORISM, NO MATTER HOW BATTERED THE COUNTRY MIGHT FEEL. MARGARET EVANS, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Diana: AND ALONG WITH THE MESSAGES OF DEFIANCE TODAY, GRIEF AND REMEMBRANCE FOR THE POLICE OFFICER WHO DIED PREVENTING MASOOD FROM GETTING FURTHER. CONSTABLE KEITH PALMER WAS HONOURED BY HIS COLLEAGUES AND THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PEOPLE HE WAS SWORN TO RESPECT. AMONG THOSE PAYING TRIBUTE WAS THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE CONSERVATIVE M.P. WHO TRIED TO SAVE HIS LIFE. NAHLAH AYED HAS MORE.>>Reporter: THIS IS THE FACE OF AN ALTERNATE STORY OF THE WESTMINSTER ATTACK. THE POLICE CONSTABLE KEITH PALMER. A FULL LIFE TRAGICALLY CUT SHORT. NOW ELEVATED FOR HIS FINAL ACT. THE 48-YEAR-OLD, FATHER OF TWO, WAS KILLED BY MULTIPLE STAB WOUNDS AFTER KEEPING THE ATTACKER OUT OF PARLIAMENT. AND SO THERE WERE MOMENTS OF SILENCE AT SCOTLAND YARD AND IN PARLIAMENT. THE TRIBUTES BROUGHT ON SHIVERS.>>HE WAS A STRONG, PROFESSIONAL, PUBLIC SERVANT. AND IT WAS A DELIGHT TO MEET HIM HERE AGAIN ONLY A FEW MONTHS AFTER BEING ELECTED.>>HE WAS EVERY INCH A HERO.>>Reporter: IT WILL BE HARD TO THINK OF WESTMINSTER BRIDGE WITHOUT THINKING OF THE HORRIFIC INCIDENT. THERE WILL BE REMINDERS OF ACTS OF HEROISM. COMPLETE STRANGERS STOPPED TO COMFORT THE INJURED. NURSES RUSHED OVER WITH BLANKETS. AN M.P. STOPPED TO GIVE MOUTH TO MOUTH TO POLICE CONSTABLE PALMER.>>WE REMEMBER THE EXTRAORDINARY EFFORTS TO SAVE THE LIFE OF PC KEITH PALMER, INCLUDING THOSE BY MY RIGHT HONOURABLE FRIEND.>>Reporter: DEVASTATING FOR THE JUNIOR FOREIGN MINISTER WHOSE BROTHER WAS KILLED IN THE BALI BOMBINGS IN 2002. AND FOR THIS MAN WHO ALSO TRIED TO HELP.>>Interview: HE BRANDISHED TWO KNIVES, ATTACKING A POLICEMAN. TRY TO GIVE ASSISTANCE IN ANY WAY I COULD.>>Reporter: FOR COLLEAGUES, RECENT AND OLD, THE LOSS CUTS CLOSE. THEY RAISED TENS OF THOUSANDS FOR PALMER’S FAMILY.>>Interview: I FIND IT TRAGIC. I SHED A TEAR WHEN I GOT HOME. I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT MY COLLEAGUES DO, DID AND HAVE.>>Reporter: BOTH FORMER SOLDIERS TRIED TO SAVE LIVES THAT DAY. ONE SUCCEEDED AND HE HAS DIED. THEIR STORIES OF THAT DAY FOREVER LINKED.>>TO REMIND US ALL HOW WE ARE ALL CONNECTED. PARTICULARLY WHEN THE RANDOM — ON THE BRIDGE, TOURISTS GOING ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS MOWED DOWN IN TERRIBLE VIOLENCE. THEY WILL NOT WIN.>>Reporter: FOR PALMER, THE STORY HAS THE SAME TRAGIC ENDING. IT IS SEARED IN WESTMINSTER’S MEMORY.>>Diana: DETAILS ARE EMERGING ABOUT A CANADIAN IN TURKEY WITH ALLEGED LINKS TO ISIS. THE TURKISH MEDIA SAID HE HAS BEEN CHARGED. HE WAS ARRESTED EARLIER THIS MONTH. REPORTS SAID HE IS ACCUSED OF RECRUITING FOR ISIS AND HELPING FUND THEM. THE R.C.M.P. TRACKED HIM BACK IN 2012 WHEN IT IS BELIEVED HE WENT TO SYRIA. THERE ARE QUESTIONS WHETHER HE WAS INVOLVED IN THE KIDNAPPING AND MISTREATMENT OF TWO AMERICAN JOURNALISTS.>>>A MONTREAL MOSQUE IS BEING ACCUSED OF ALLOWING ANTI-SEMITIC SPEECH. ATTENTION GROWS OVER A SERMON IT POSTED ONLINE. THE VIDEO FROM DECEMBER FEATURES A VISITING JORDANIAN CLERIC. THIS IS DRAWING OUTRAGE. HE QUOTES A CONTROVERSIAL VERSE FROM A RELIGIOUS TEXT. IT TALKS OF END TIMES AND THAT STONES ON THE GROUND WILL ASK MUSLIMS TO COME AND KILL JEWS HIDING BEHIND THEM.>>THEY ARE MAKING THOSE STATEMENTS, ANNIHILATE, KILL, THEY INCITE VIOLENCE. THIS IS HATRED THAT RADICALIZES INDIVIDUALS AROUND THE WORLD.>>Diana: THE MOSQUE HAS NOT RESPONDED. MUSLIM GROUPS ARE DENOUNCING THE SERMON, CALLING FOR AN APOLOGY.>>Interview: I DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW THIS PERSON WAS INVITED TO GIVE A SERMON AND SPREAD THIS HATRED IN MONTREAL AGAINST ANY COMMUNITY.>>Reporter: MONTREAL POLICE ARE NOW INVESTIGATING. THIS IS THE SECOND COMPLAINT IT HAS RECEIVED OF HATE SPEECH AT A MOSQUE THIS YEAR.>>>A CONTROVERSIAL EFFORT TO OFFICIALLY CONDEMN THAT KIND OF HATE AGAINST MUSLIMS PASSED TODAY IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. M103, A MOTION CONDEMNS ISLAMOPHOBIA. IT SPARKED HEATED DEBATE BOTH INSIDE THE HOUSE AND OUT ON THE WAY TO THE VOTE TODAY. HERE IS CATHERINE CULLEN ON WHAT HAPPENS NOW.>>Reporter: THAT WOMAN WITH THE GLASSES IS THE LIBERAL, IT IS HARD TO TELL IF SHE IS HAPPY OR RELIEVED. IT MAY BE A NON-BINDING MOTION. THE ROAD TO GET HERE INVOLVED UGLY DIVISIVE DEBATE. PEOPLE GATHERED TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST IT. SOME SAID IT WAS A MEANS OF LETTING SHARIA LAW INTO CANADA. IT CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENT TO CONDEMN ISLAMOPHOBIA. AND HAVE THE HERITAGE COMMITTEE DEVELOP AN APPROACH TO STOP IT. THE CONSERVATIVES, PARTICULARLY, MANY OF THE LEADERSHIP CANDIDATES ARGUE THE LONG BINDING MOTION COULD STIFLE FREE SPEECH AND ISLAMOPHOBIA WAS NOT DEFINED. THE LIBERALS LINED UP BEHIND THE MOTION AND REFUSED TO SUPPORT A CONSERVATIVE MOTION THAT CONDEMNED PREJUDICE AGAINST ALL RELIGIONS. KHALID’S MOTION PASSED BECAUSE OF THE LIBERAL MAJORITY. IN FACT, ONLY ONE LIBERAL M.P. WHO WAS IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS TODAY DID NOT SUPPORT THE MOTION. GAGA SIKAND SAID HE CONDEMNS ISLAMOPHOBIA AND ALL DISCRIMINATION. IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT THE MOTION DIVIDED SO MANY COMMUNITIES, HE SAID, ADDING THE PEOPLE IN HIS RIDING WERE FAIRLY EVENTUALLY SPLIT. I WAS OF THE OPINION THAT ABSTAINING BEST REFLECTED EVERYONE. KHALID’S MOTION WILL GO TO THE HERITAGE COMMITTEE NOW.>>ASKED FOR A STUDY, AND ASKED THE PARLIAMENT TO LOOK AT WAYS TO MAKE PEOPLE’S LIVES SAFER >>Reporter: ONE OF THE CONSERVATIVES MOST FRUSTRATED IS KEEN FOR A MATURE DISCUSSION.>>KHALID WOULD BE ON THE SAME WAVELENGTH.>>Reporter: WAS IT WORTH ALL THE FRUSTRATION?>>Interview: I DON’T KNOW AT THE END OF THE DAY WHAT IT ACCOMPLISHED.>>Reporter: THE MOTION’S BIGGEST IMPACT IS SYMBOLIC. THE CANADIANS HAVE TO DECIDE WHAT THE MESSAGE IS FROM THE TENSION AROUND THIS ONE.>>Diana: THE PRIME MINISTER IS UNDER PRESSURE TO DISCIPLINE ONE OF HIS OWN AFTER A SUGGESTIVE COMMENT NICOLA DEORIO CAME TO LIGHT. SOME SAY THIS DOES NOT SEEM TO REFLECT JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S PUBLIC SUPPORT OF WOMEN.>>Reporter: ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, YOUNG WOMEN FILLED THE HOUSE OF COMMONS TO PROMOTE EQUALITY. AN INITIATIVE CELEBRATED BY THE LIBERALS.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: THIS HOUSE LOOKS SO GOOD WITH 338 WOMEN IN THESE SEATS.>>Reporter: ON THAT SAME DAY, THE LIBERAL M.P. MADE A SEXIST COMMENT, A CONSERVATIVE M.P. DIANE WATTS DURING A PRIVATE COMMITTEE HEARING AFTER THE PHONE RANG WITH WHAT SHE DESCRIBES AS A CHEERFUL RING TONE.>>AN OFFSIDE COMMENT WAS MADE BY HIM REGARDING — WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IF SOMEONE SAID THIS. WHAT WOULD THE GENERAL PUBLIC SAY IF THIS HAPPENS. YOU KNOW WHAT HE MEANT.>>Reporter: WATTS SAID THE COMMENT MADE HER AND OTHER M.P.S UNCOMFORTABLE. THERE IS NO PLACE OR TIME WHERE SUCH COMMENTS ARE ACCEPTABLE. WATTS CALLED ON THE PRIME MINISTER TO TAKE WHAT ACTIONS HE FEELS APPROPRIATE. SHE SAID DEORIO EXPLAINED THE COMMENT SAYING SHE TOOK IT THE LONG WAY. THE WHIP WAS TOLD ABOUT THE COMMENT. ALL WAS KEPT QUIET UNTIL NOW.>>IT IS STRANGE THAT THE PRIME MINISTER GIVEN HE STANDS UP FOR WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT, WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM HIM SOONER.>>I WAS NOT THERE. I THINK WE ARE TRYING TO CREATE A RESPECTFUL AND COOPERATIVE ATMOSPHERE IN PARLIAMENT. THAT IS OUR OBJECTIVE.>>Reporter: HE WAS IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS TODAY, HE DID NOT RETURN REQUESTS FOR AN INTERVIEW. THE QUEBEC M.P. WAS FIRST ELECTED IN 2015. IN THE SAME RIDING HELD BY FORMER LIBERAL M.P. PACHETY WHO WAS KICKED OUT OVER SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS. HE HAS APOLOGIZED TWICE TO WATT TWICE.>>Diana: COMING UP, A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL DIES OF TUBERCULOSIS. THE MISSTEPS AND THE CANADIAN CRISIS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT.>>>EXPLOSIVE CLAIMS OF WIRETAPPING IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE EXTRA AMMUNITION. AFTER A REPUBLICAN REVEALED COMMUNICATIONS OF DONALD TRUMP’S TRANSITION TEAM MAY HAVE BEEN COLLECTED. OPENLY DISCUSSED WERE INTERCEMENTS THAT ARE SECRET. TODAY HE APOLOGIZED AND DEFENDED HIS ACTIONS TODAY. LYNDSAY DUNCOMBE HAS THE LATEST ON THE CONTROVERSY.>>Reporter: DOUBT AND SUSPICION HAVE RATTLED WASHINGTON. SO MUCH THAT ONE OF THE MOST SENIOR REPUBLICAN SENATORS WORRIES THE LAWMAKERS CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO INVESTIGATE THE TANGLED WEB OF INTRIGUE AROUND THE ELECTION, THE PRESIDENT, AND RUSSIA.>>NO LONGER DOES THE CONGRESS HAVE CREDIBILITY TO HANDLE THIS ALONE. I DON’T SAY THAT LIGHTLY.>>Reporter: THIS MAN IS BLAMED FOR THE CREDIBILITY PROBLEM. DEVON NEWNESS, THE CONGRESSMAN FROM CALIFORNIA. TRUMP LOYALIST. A FORMER MEMBER OF THE TRANSITION TEAM. AND HEAD OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN THE ELECTION. THE SAME COMMITTEE TO WHICH THE F.B.I. REVEALED IT WAS INVESTIGATING LINKS BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA. TWO DAYS LATER, THIS…>>IT WAS ESSENTIALLY A LOT OF INFORMATION ON THE PRESIDENT-ELECT AND THE TRANSITION TEAM AND WHAT THEY WERE DOING.>>Reporter: NEWNESS HOLDS A PRESS CONFERENCE AND HEADS TO THE WHITE HOUSE TO TELL THE PRESIDENT. HE RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM WHERE, HE WILL NOT SAY, THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS AND PERHAPS EVEN THE PRESIDENT WERE INCIDENTALLY CAUGHT UP IN LEGAL SURVEILLANCE DURING THE TRANSITION.>>THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO KNOW THESE INTELLIGENCE REPORTS ARE OUT THERE. I HAVE A DUTY TO TELL HIM THAT.>>Reporter: WHY IS THIS A BIG DEAL? IT COULD LEND CREDIBILITY TO THE PRESIDENT’S UNSUBSTANTIATED TWEETS FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA WIRETAPPED HIS OFFICE. THE RIGHT WING MEDIA IS PLAYING IT THAT WAY AND SO APPARENTLY IS TRUMP. ASKED YESTERDAY IF HE FELT VINDICATED.>>President Donald Trump: I SOME WHAT DO. I VERY MUCH APPRECIATED THE FACT THAT THEY FOUND WHAT THEY FOUND.>>Reporter: THE OUTRAGE FROM THE DEMOCRATS WHO SAID NEWNESS IS RUNNING INTERFERENCE.>>A SCENARIO WHERE HE IS DUPED OR THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE WAS A WILLING STOOGE.>>THE DECEITFUL CLAIM HAS BEEN SALVAGED WITH WHAT THE — STUNTS.>>Reporter: NEWNESS APOLOGIZED TO THE FELLOW MEMBERS.>>SOMETIMES YOU MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION AND SOMETIMES THE WRONG ONE. YOU HAVE TO STICK BY THE DECISIONS YOU MAKE.>>Reporter: THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE DECISION CALLS FOR AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION.>>Diana: DONALD TRUMP IS FACING A BIG TEST IN CONGRESS. THE NEW HEALTH CARE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE UP FOR A VOTE TONIGHT, INSTEAD THAT HAS BEEN DELAYED NOW UNTIL TOMORROW. SO REPUBLICANS CAN DRUM UP MORE SUPPORT. ALL DEMOCRATS ARE EXPECTED TO VOTE NO. IF 23 OF THE 237 REPUBLICANS JOIN THEM, THE BILL WILL FAIL. THE U.S. MEDIA REPORTS SUGGEST THAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED IF THE VOTE WAS HELD TODAY.>>>THE POLICE IN ISRAEL SAY THEY HAVE ARRESTED THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR CALLING IN DOZENS OF BOMB THREATS TO JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTRES OVER THE PAST MONTHS. POST OF THE THREATS WERE TO JEWISH INSTITUTIONS IN THE U.S. SOME OF THE THREATS CAME TO CANADIAN CENTERS TOO. AS RON CHARLES TELLS US, THE SUSPECT IS JEWISH.>>Reporter: THE POLICE IN ISRAEL SAID THE 18-YEAR-OLD AMERICAN ISRAELI IS BEHIND A SERIES OF BOMB THREATS THAT TERRORIZED JEWISH COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD.>>WE MANAGED TO GET TO THE SUSPECT AFTER HAVING CONCRETE INTELLIGENCE FROM DIFFERENT SECURITY AGENCIES AROUND THE WORLD. HE IS THE MAIN SUSPECT BEHIND THREATENING DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES, BOTH IN NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA, ACROSS AMERICA.>>Reporter: THE BOMB THREATS OFTEN DETAILED AND VITRIOLIC WERE MADE AGAINST DOZENS OF JEWISH CENTRES AND SYNAGOGUES. MOST, 150, WERE IN THE UNITED STATES, SOME CANADIAN JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS ALSO HAD TO EVACUATE AFTER BOMB THREATS. TODAY, THERE WERE MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT THE ARREST.>>Interview: WE ARE RELIEVED THAT THE POLICE APPREHENDED A SUSPECT. AT THE SAME TIME, OUR COMMUNITY IS SHOCKED AND OUTRAGED THAT THE SUSPECT IS JEWISH. THE IDEA THAT SOMEONE FROM OUR OWN COMMUNITY WOULD LAUNCH A CAMPAIGN TO TERRORIZE OUR COMMUNITY INSTITUTIONS IS APPALLING.>>Reporter: THE POLICE SEIZED COMPUTER EQUIPMENT WHEN HE ARRESTED THE TEENAGER. HE SAID HE USED SOPHISTICATED TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE THE CALLS OVER THE INTERNET, MASKING HIS LOCATION. THE AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT RELEASED THE SUSPECT’S NAME, BUT MEDIA REPORTS IN ISRAEL SUGGEST HE MAY HAVE A BRAIN TUMOUR THAT AFFECTS HIS BEHAVIOUR. HIS LAWYER HINTED AT THAT.>>THIS IS A YOUNG PERSON, BECAUSE OF HIS VERY, VERY SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION DIDN’T SERVE IN THE ARMY, DID NOT GO TO HIGH SCHOOL, DID NOT GO TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, THAT’S WHY THE MEDICAL CONDITION CAN ACTUALLY AFFECT THE INVESTIGATION.>>Reporter: THE ISRAELI POLICE SUSPECT THE TEEN WAS BEHIND A 2015 BOMB THREAT THAT FORCED A PLANE TO RETURN TO JFK AIRPORT. THE JUDGE ORDERED THAT THE TEEN SHOULD UNDERGO A MEDICAL EXAMINATION. RON CHARLES, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Diana: UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS ARE CALLING A HUGE EXPLOSION AT AN AMMUNITION DEPOT NEAR THE RUSSIAN DEPOT SABOTAGE. FIRE BROKE OUT OVERNIGHT. AND CONTINUED BURNING ALL DAY. 20,000 PEOPLE WERE FORCED TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES AS A PRECAUTION. ARMS STORED AT THE FACILITY ARE USED IN UKRAINE’S CONFLICT WITH RUSSIA.>>>THE DEATH OF A TEENAGER IN A SMALL NUNAVUT COMMUNITY IS BRINGING ATTENTION TO A PROBLEM THAT MANY CANADIANS MAY NOT REALIZE STILL TROUBLES THE NORTH. IT IS A DISEASE OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD. IN THIS CASE, BECAME DEADLY THROUGH DIAGNOSTIC MISTAKES. NICK MURRAY HAS OUR STORY.>>Reporter: IT HAS BEEN TWO MONTHS SINCE THE TWO LOSTEIR ONLY DAUGHTER. ON THIS DAY, THEY COME WITH THEIR LITTLE NEPHEW TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS. THE FAMILY LIVE IN QIKIQTARJUAQ. IT IS ONE OF THE SMALLEST COMMUNITIES IN THE TERRITORY. ITS HEALTH CENTRE IS OLD. THERE IS NO DOCTOR HERE. BUT THEY DO HAVE A DEDICATED TUBERCULOSIS NURSE BECAUSE OF THE HIGH RATE OF TB AMONG INUIT COMPARED TO NON-INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS. IN LATE DECEMBER, ILEEN HAD HEADACHES THAT WERE GETTING WORSE AFTER WEEKS OF PAIN. SHE WAS BROUGHT TO THE HEALTH CENTRE AND PUT ON AN IV AND TOLD A MEDIVAC FLIGHT WAS ON THE WAY. THE PLANE WAS CANCELLED WITHOUT EXPLANATION AND ILEEN WAS SENT HOME WITH PAINKILLERS. HER CONDITION DETERIORATED. [Voice of interpreter]: SHE COULD BARELY DO ANYTHING. SHE CRAWLED TO GET AROUND BECAUSE SHE WAS SCARED FOR HERSELF. SHE CLIMBED THE STAIRS CRAWLING, AND SHE STARTED PEEKING HER PANTS.>>Reporter: AFTER A THIRD TRIP TO THE HEALTH CENTRE WAS SHE FLOWN OUT. EVERYONE I TALKED TO KNOW THE STORY IN THE COMMUNITY. SOME MAY N NOT NECESSARILY KNOW THE NAME ILEEN KOONEELIUSIE. MANY DO NOT REALIZE ARE THE QUESTIONS SURROUNDING THE CARE SHE RECEIVED. SHE HAD A CHEST X-RAY IN IQALUIT AND HER MOM SAID THE DOCTORS DIAGNOSED HER WITH PNEUMONIA. AFTER THAT, IT WAS ON TO THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT AT THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN OTTAWA. THERE, IT TOOK THE DOCTORS TWO WEEKS TO REALIZE WHAT WAS REALLY HAPPENING. [Voice of interpreter]: THEY TOLD US THAT THEY TOOK LIQUID OUT OF THEIR LUNG AND FOUND OUT IT WAS ACTIVE TB. THE SAME NIGHT THEY FOUND OUT, SHE DIED.>>Reporter: HER DEATH COMES AS NUNAVUT CONTINUES ITS STRUGGLE WITH TUBERCULOSIS. IN 2015, TB RATES WERE 26 TIMES THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. ALREADY THIS YEAR, THERE HAVE BEEN 21 REPORTED CASES. THAT’S WHY ILEEN’S FAMILY AND EXPERTS WHO KNOW ALL ABOUT NUNAVUT’S TB STRUGGLE ARE BAFFLED SHE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED EARLIER IN HER ILLNESS.>>Interview: THE BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TB AND OTHER — MOST OTHER CAUSES OF PNEUMONIA IS THAT MOST BACTERIAL AND VIRAL CAUSES COME ON QUICKLY. PEOPLE GET SICK IN A DAY OR TWO. TB COMES ON SLOWER.>>Reporter: HER BELONGINGS ARE STORED AWAY. HER PARENTS ARE HEALING. THEY WANT MORE NUNAVUT IN THE MEDICAL FIELD. THAT MAY PREVENT ANOTHER DEATH LIKE THIS ONE.>>Diana: CANADA’S LARGEST SCHOOL BOARD IS STOPPING ANY FUTURE STUDENT TRIPS TO THE UNITED STATES. IN A STATEMENT, THE TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD CITED UNCERTAINTY AROUND DONALD TRUMP’S PROPOSED BORDER RESTRICTIONS. DECIDING NO STUDENT OR STAFF TRIPS TO THE U.S. WILL BE BOOKED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. SOME PREVIOUSLY-PLANNED TRIPS WILL GO AHEAD. THE SCHOOL BOARD IS RESPONSIBLE FOR 245,000 STUDENTS.>>>IN B.C., A DRAMATIC RESCUE. A FLATBED TRUCK DANGLED OFF THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY. THE DRIVER RAMMED THROUGH THE BARRIER AND HUNG THERE FOR 15 MINUTES BEFORE BEING PULLED OUT. HE HAD SOME MINOR INJURIES.>>>STRAIGHT AHEAD, RENEWED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF CELLPHONE RADIATION. [theme music] [funky jazz]>>Diana: HOW FAR AWAY FROM YOUR BODY DO YOU KEEP YOUR CELLPHONE? YOUR BAG, YOUR POCKET? WE HEARD FOR YEARS, THERE IS NO DEFINITIVE CANCER RISK. A MARKETPLACE INVESTIGATION FINDS THE DEBATE IS FAR FROM OVER. WENDY MESLEY HAS MORE.>>Reporter: BURKELY, CALIFORNIA, CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO FAMOUSLY.>>HOW ARE YOU?>>Wendy: THE FIRST TO BAN SMOKING IN RESTAURANTS AND NOW THEY ARE TAKING ON THE CELLPHONE INDUSTRY. WITH SIGNS LIKE THESE, TELLING PEOPLE IF YOU CARRY YOUR PHONE IN THE POCKET, THERE ARE HIGH RADIATION LEVELS. THE CELLPHONE INDUSTRY HAS TAKING BURKELY TO COURT OVER THE SIGNS, ARGUING THEY ARE ALARMIST.>>WE MAKE SURE CONSUMERS ARE AWARE.>>Wendy: THE FIGHT IS EXPECTED TO GO TO THE SUPREME COURT.>>THEY SAID THE MESSAGE IS BASELESS, YOU HAVE TO SCIENTIFIC PROOF THERE IS SAFETY CONCERNS.>>Interview: ALL WE ARE ASKING THAT STORES DO IS PROVIDE THE SAME INFORMATION THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MANDATES.>>Wendy: U.S. AND CANADIAN GOVERNMENTS HAVE LONG REQUIRED COMPANIES TO INCLUDE A MESSAGE IN THE PHONE OR MANUALS. JUST TRY FINDING IT.>>Interview: I CAN’T FIND IT TO BE HONEST.>>Wendy: WHAT DOES IT MEAN? THE DISTANCE FROM THE BODY DEPENDS ON HOW IT WAS TESTED TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT EXPOSED TO RADIATION LEVELS ABOVE THE SAFETY LIMIT. TO FIND OUT MORE, WE TAKE TOP SELLING PHONES TO A LAB. THE LAB WE ARE GOING TO IS ONE OF MANY THAT IS HIRED TO TEST AND CERTIFY THE PHONES BEFORE THEY ARE ALLOWED ON TO THE MARKET.>>WE DO THE BODY MEASUREMENTS.>>Wendy: THE TESTING GUIDELINES ALLOW PHONES TO BE TESTED UP TO 50 mm, A FULL 1.5 CENTIMETRES AWAY FROM THE BODY. THOSE RULES WERE DEVISED WHEN MANY PEOPLE CARRIED THE PHONES IN HOLSTERS. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PHONES ARE TESTED THE WAY YOU ACTUALLY WEAR THEM?>>Interview: WE WILL ROLL IT UP UNTIL IT TOUCHES.>>Wendy: THE RESULTS ARE IN. WHEN MOVED AGAINST THE BODY, THE RADIATION ABSORBED SURPASSED THE SAFETY LIMIT. IN RESPONSE, THE MANUFACTURERS OF THE PHONES SAY THEIR PRODUCTS MEET GOVERNMENT SAFETY GUIDELINES. HEALTH CANADA ADDS, THE LIMITS INCLUDE A WIDE SAFETY MARGIN TO ENSURE RADIATION EXPOSURE IS FAR BELOW THE THRESHOLD OF HARM.>>Interview: SERIOUS.>>Interview: I DON’T THINK I WILL CARRY IT THE SAME WAY I HAVE BEEN.>>Wendy: AN EPIDEMIOLOGISTS, ASKING FOR CHANGE.>>Interview: THE SYSTEM IS OUT OF DATE.>>Wendy: HER BIG CONCERN IS NOT JUST DISTANCE, SCIENCE SHOWS POSSIBLE HARM AT LEVELS BELOW THE ONES THE GOVERNMENT SETS. FOR EXAMPLE, LAST YEAR’S $25 MILLION STUDY ON RATS BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. THE LARGEST EVER.>>Interview: THE SCIENTIST RUNNING THE STUDY THOUGHT IT WOULD FIND NOTHING. THEY WERE ASTONISHED WHEN THEY SHOWED THE INCREASE IN HIGHLY MALIGNANT AGGRESSIVE TUMOURS OF THE BRAIN AND THE HEART.>>Wendy: CANADIAN GROUPS ARE URGING HEALTH CANADA TO REASSESS THE SAFETY LIMITS TOO.>>Interview: WE ARE STUCK IN THE QUAGMIRE IN BELIEVING THE SCIENCE.>>Reporter: AN ENGINEER AND A FORMER PRESIDENT OF MICROSOFT CANADA. NOW, HE HAS A GROUP ADVOCATING FOR SAFER USE OF TECHNOLOGY.>>Interview: THERE ARE DOZENS AND DOZENS OF STUDIES WE PRESENTED TO HEALTH CANADA THAT SHOW HARM AT LEVELS BELOW CANADA’S GUIDELINES.>>Reporter: A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, THE GOVERNMENT AGREED TO A REVIEW. THE GROUP SUBMITTED 200 STUDIES, RESEARCH ON HUMANS AND ANIMALS. SUGGESTING POTENTIAL HARM. EVERYTHING FROM BEHAVIOUR CHANGES TO DNA DAMAGE AND SPERM ABNORMALITY. ALL AT RADIATION LEVELS BELOW WHAT PHONES ARE TESTED FOR. HEALTH CANADA CONCLUDED THE TOTALITY OF THE SCIENCE DOES NOT SUPPORT A LINK TO HARM. HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT?>>Interview: HEALTH CANADA TRACK RECORD IS ATROCIOUS. HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TO FIGURE OUT TOBACCO.>>Reporter: WE SPOKE WITH THE HEALTH MINISTER. SHE DECLINED OUR REQUEST. WE TOOK OUR QUESTIONS TO PAUL DEMERS, WHO REVIEWED THE SCIENCE ON CELLPHONES FOR HEALTH CANADA. WHAT IS YOUR BOTTOM LINE THEN?>>Interview: THE WAY THAT WE USE CELL PHONES NOW, ARE WE SAFE?>>Interview: I BELIEVE WE ARE. WE DON’T HAVE, AT LEAST WHEN I LOOKED AT THE EVIDENCE LAST, WE DON’T HAVE THE EVIDENCE TO SAY THERE ARE ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS. THERE ARE OTHER SCIENTISTS THAT I RESPECT WHO ARE MORE CONVINCED.>>IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CANADA TO BE THE LEADERS IN THE WORLD LIKE BURKELY, CALIFORNIA TO GET THE MANUFACTURERS WARNINGS OUT TO SAY, BE CAREFUL HOW YOU USE THE TECHNOLOGY.>>Wendy: THE SCIENCE MAY NOT BE CLEAR. IT IS CLEAR PEOPLE ARE NOT GETTING THE INFORMATION THAT THE GOVERNMENT THINKS THEY SHOULD HAVE.>>Diana: YOU CAN WATCH THE FULL MARKETPLACE REPORT, THE SECRET INSIDE YOUR PHONE TOMORROW NIGHT AT 8 P.M. ON CBC TELEVISION.>>>AS FOR TONIGHT, A LOT AHEAD INCLUDING REX MURPHY AND THE DEADLY HUMANITARIAN CRISIS THAT IS GOING LARGELY UNNOTICED BY THE WORLD. THAT IS NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL.”>>LET’S CHECK THE BUSINESS NUMBERS. THE TSX ROSE 85 POINTS. THE DOLLAR DROPPED MORE THAN 1/10 OF A CENT. THE PRICE OF OIL FELL $0.34 A BARREL.>>WE STAND AT A CRITICAL POINT IN HISTORY. WE ARE FACING THE LARGEST HUMANITARIAN CRISIS SINCE THE CREATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS.>>Diana: THAT IS THE HEAD OF THE U.N. HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS SECTION, STEVEN O’BRYAN. THE STARK ANNOUNCEMENT EARLIER THIS MONTH THAT 20 MILLION PEOPLE ACROSS AFRICA ARE FACING STARVATION AND FAMINE. THE HARDEST HIT ARE IN SOUTH SUDAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA AND NIGERIA. THAT IS WHERE FIGHTING, DROUGHT AND ATTACKS ON AID WORKERS HAVE CREATED DESPERATE CONDITIONS. GETTING IN THE WAY OF DELIVERY OF MUCH-NEEDED SUPPLY. THE U.N. SAID WITHOUT COLLECTIVE AND COORDINATED GLOBAL EFFORTS, PEOPLE WILL SIMPLY STARVE TO DEATH. THE ONLY WAY TO AVOID THAT IS IF THE WORLD DONATES MORE THAN $4 BILLION IN JUST OVER THREE MONTHS. TODAY, JUST OVER A MONTH SINCE THAT URGENT APPEAL, THERE HAS BEEN LITTLE IMPACT. CONTRAST THAT WITH THE MID-1980s, ETHIOPIA WAS IN A FULL-BLOWN FAMINE. THE MASSIVE GLOBALIZATION OF HUMANITARIAN AID AVERTED SUFFERING. IN EARLY 1970s, INDIA FACED A DROUGHT, PROMPT RELIEF EFFORTS PREVENTED THOUSANDS OF LIVES FROM SUFFERING. IS THIS BECOMING A FORGOTTEN FAMINE? I AM JOINED BY MELANIE GALLANT OF OXFAM. SHE IS IN OTTAWA TONIGHT. MELANIE, LET’S BEGIN HOW THE WORLD HAS REACTED TO THE NEWS OF THE SCOPE OF THE FAMINE SINCE ANNOUNCED A MONTH AGO.>>Interview: WE DID SEE, DIANA, A SPIKE IN TERMS OF MEDIA ATTENTION AND PUBLIC AWARENESS WHEN THE U.N. ANNOUNCED THE FAMINE IN SOUTH SUDAN. UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE NOT SEEN A VERY SUSTAINED INTEREST BY MEDIA AND BY THE PUBLIC REGARDING SOUTH SUDAN OR REGARDING THE FOOD CRISES IN THE COUNTRIES YOU MENTIONED. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF REASONS WHY THIS COULD BE. WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN SOUTH SUDAN AND THOSE OTHER COUNTRIES, SO TO REACH THE POINT OF FAMINE, YOU KNOW, THIS HAS BEEN COMING FOR A LONG TIME. FAMINE IS NOT SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS OVERNIGHT. IT IS WHAT WE WOULD CALL A PROTRACTED CRISIS. IN THE CASE OF SOUTH SUDAN, IT IS CAUSED BY CONFLICT. IN OTHER COUNTRIES, IT IS CAUSED BY DROUGHT, AS YOU MENTIONED. IT CAN BE THAT THERE IS A BIT OF FATIGUE IN TERMS OF SEEING THESE COUNTRIES IN THE NEWS FOR QUITE SOME TIME, AND, YOU KNOW, THE FEELING OF WELL WHY IS THIS NEWSWORTHY NOW AND WHY IS IT MORE URGENT NOW. WE SAW THE U.N.’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF FAMINE, WE HAVE NOT SEEN THE INTEREST SUSTAINED.>>Diana: WHAT DO YOU THINK IT WOULD TAKE TO GET THE SUSTAINED INTEREST TO JOLT PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR VIEW THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS ALWAYS HAPPENING?>>Interview: THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION. IT COULD BE DIFFERENT THINGS. WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IN THE PAST IN THE CASE OF, YOU KNOW, WE CAN USE THE CASE OF THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS FOR EXAMPLE. ANOTHER SITUATION WHERE AID AGENCIES REALLY STRUGGLED TO GET ATTENTION FOR THE SITUATION AT THE BEGINNING. AND THEN THE PHOTO OF ALAN KURDI ON THE BEACH CAUGHT INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION AND REALLY WAS KIND OF THE TIPPING POINT IN TERMS OF PEOPLE STANDING UP AND ATTENTION WAS GALVANIZED AND WE SAW GOVERNMENTS AND THE PUBLIC REALLY STEP UP TO THE PLATE. IN TIMES IT CAN HAPPEN THAT A PHOTO OR SOMETHING COMES OUT THAT REALLY COMPELS PEOPLE TO ACT. OTHER TIMES, IT COULD BE OTHER THINGS THAT HAPPEN. THE MEDIA PLAYS A BIG ROLE TO TELL THE STORY TO PEOPLE AND CERTAINLY OXFAM KNOWS FROM OUR OWN DONORS, THEY ARE GENEROUS AND WOULD BE WILLING TO GIVE. THE STORY REALLY HAS NOT REACHED THE PEOPLE YET.>>Diana: A FEW MORE SECONDS ON THIS PARTICULAR TOPIC. LET’S TALK ABOUT CANADA’S RESPONSE. HOW HAS THIS COUNTRY FIT INTO THE OVERALL PICTURE?>>Interview: CANADA HAS RESPONDED GENEROUSLY. JUST RECENTLY, LAST WEEK, THEY ANNOUNCED $120 MILLION FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE IN THESE FOUR COUNTRIES. AS YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, THE U.N. IS ASKING FOR $4.4 BILLION. AND THAT’S A MINIMUM. AND THE THING TO REMEMBER HERE IS THAT WE ARE IN A RACE AGAINST TIME TO DEAL WITH THIS SITUATION BEFORE IT GETS TO A POINT WHERE THERE IS NO TURNING BACK.>>Diana: THANK YOU.>>Interview: THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>>>STAY WITH US, REX MURPHY IS NEXT WITH HIS POINT OF VIEW. THIS WEEK, FREEDOM OF SPEECH ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES. ♪ [hip hop]>>Anne! [laughs softly]>>Announcer: We couldn’t wait any longer. [gentle clap] This Sunday, Anne returns with an all-new episode.>>She’s no longer in residence.>>She has to be here.>>So if you wouldn’t mind conveying me towards my new life.>>Announcer: Canada has fallen in love with Anne.>>Suddenly, I feel absolutely ablaze with possibility.>>Oh Anne, this is so…>>Deliciously secret and scrumptiously exciting?>>Announcer: Anne, Sunday at 8:00 on CBC.>>>>SHUT HIM DOWN. THAT SHORT CLIP IS JUST ONE INSTANCE IS OF ATROCIOUS UNIVERSITY BEHAVIOUR. AN INVITED SPEAKER FOR PROFESSOR PETERSON. BLOCKING HIM WITH NOISE MAKERS, CHANTS AND A MEGAPHONE AND STOPPED HIS SPEECH AND THE CROWD FROM LISTENING TO HIM. THEY WERE ROWDY, RUDE AND OUT OF LINE ENTIRELY. BLOCKING DISCUSSION. DISALLOWING ARGUMENTS IS CONTRARY TO A UNIVERSITY’S MISSION. THIS PASSED ALMOST AS ROUTINE. THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN TOLD AT THE LEAST THIS IS NOT HOW A UNIVERSITY CAMPUS FUNCTIONS AND NOT WHAT FACILITY OR ADMINISTRATION WILL ACCEPT FROM STUDENTS. THE UNIVERSITIES HAVE BEEN DODGING AND DUCKING THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES TO CONDEMN SUCH ACTIONS AND TO ARTICULATE HOW OPPOSED TO THE POINT OF UNIVERSITY’S BEING AND PURPOSE SUCH BEHAVIOUR REPRESENTS. ANOTHER CASE INVOLVED ROBITAILLE, INVITED ON THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION. VERY LAUDABLE IDEA, YOU MUST AGREE. SIMPLY BECAUSE SHE WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THE GHOMESHI DEFENCE, A CAMPUS EQUITY GROUP ORGANIZED EFFORTS TO DISRUPT HER PRESENTATION. SHE CANCELLED FOR CONCERNS OVER HER PERSONAL SAFETY. NOT, HOWEVER, WITHOUT NOTING THAT THE COMPLAINTS AND THE CALL TO CANCEL HER TALK RESTED ON A FUNDAMENTAL MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM. SO MUCH FOR OPEN MINDS ON THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS. IT IS ENCOURAGING TO NOTE THAT ONE PROFESSOR AT WINDSOR QUESTIONED THE WHOLE BUSINESS AND ASKING WHERE DO SOME STUDENTS GET THE IDEA IT IS THEIR RIGHT TO SHUT DOWN SPEAKERS THEY FIND PERSONALLY OFFENSIVE. IT IS ENCOURAGING TO NOTE THAT THE VERY DAY AFTER THE INTELLECTUAL AND MORAL EMBARRASSMENT AT McMASTER, ANOTHER UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO, DID BRING PETERSON TO ITS CAMPUS AND 800 ATTENDED. NO AMBULANCES WERE CALLED TO DEAL WITH TRAUMATIZED STUDENTS. HE SPOKE AND THE WORLD CONTINUED TO TURN. EVEN SOME WHO OPPOSE PETERSON’S THINKING ARE ON THE RECORD AS SAYING IT WAS A WORTHWHILE UNIVERSITY EVENT. ON THIS WESTERN ACTED LIKE A UNIVERSITY. McMASTER JUST SOMEPLACE THAT A LOT OF FEE PAYING YOUNG PEOPLE, HANGING OUT IN NICE BUILDINGS. NOW, I KNOW THIS IS OLD. AND SO OFTEN SAID, BUT IT IS TRUE SO LET ME SAY IT AGAIN. UNIVERSITIES ARE THE OASIS OF REASON AND INQUIRY IN A TURBULENT WORLD. THEY TRAIN THE MINDS OF THE FUTURE. THEY GUARD THE OPERATION OF THOUGHT ITSELF. INCREASINGLY, HOWEVER, HERE AND IN THE U.S., THEY ARE SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY. THEY ARE VENUES FOR JUVENILE EMOTIONALISM, SOCIAL JUSTICE POLITICS, DISRESPECT TO APPOINTED TEACHERS AND MOST OF ALL, NOW PUT NOT ROCKING THE BOAT AHEAD OF THE FREE AND OPEN DISCUSSION AND INQUIRY THAT HAVE BEEN THE SACRED GOALS OF UNIVERSITIES SINCE THEY BEGAN TO EXIST. [♪♪♪]>>TOMORROW ON THE CURRENT, TO LATHER OR NOT TO LATHER. QUESTIONS ARE RAISED ABOUT HOW MUCH SOAP WE USE AND THE HARM IT CAN DO TO OUR BODIES. HOW ESSENTIAL IS SOAP? ♪ [“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. ♪ ♪ An epic
ten part series, Canada:
the Story of Us. Begins Sunday
at 9:00 on CBC.>>Announcer: Five-time World medallist, three-time world champion, Patrick Chan, fighting to get back on top. The World Championships begin March 29th on CBC.>>Diana: SOME SPORTING EVENTS, TO MOVIES TO THE NIGHTLY NEWS, THE BREATHTAKING VIDEO CHANCES ARE WAS CAPTURED BY A DRONE PACKING THE SKIES. WITH SO MANY IN OPERATION, WHAT ARE SAFETY OFFICIALS TO DO? INTRODUCING THE DRONE HUNTER. IT IS A WHOLE NEW SPECIES OF MEGADRONES. CURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED BY A CALIFORNIA AEROSPACE COMPANY. BIGGER AND MORE AGGRESSIVE, THE DRONE HUNTER HAS ONE SIMPLE MISSION, SEARCH AND CAPTURE THE LITTLE BROTHERS WHEN NECESSARY. THINK OF IT AS THE T. REX OF THE DRONE ECOSYSTEM. FOR YOU UNLICENCED OPERATORS OUT THERE, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. THE DRONE HUNTER LIVES.>>>BEFORE WE GO, WE WANT TO LET YOU KNOW HOW YOU CAN JOIN “THE NATIONAL” IN CONVERSATION.>>Peter: YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR JOURNALISM.>>Diana: PETER IS MODERATE A SERIES OF CROSS-COUNTRY TOWN HALLS. CANADIANS CAN ASK OUR AWARD WINNING JOURNALIST ABOUT OUR COVERAGE DECISIONS. TOMORROW IN CHARLOTTETOWN, THEY WILL TACKLE THE CHANGING NATURE OF NEWS. JOIN PETER AND THE PANEL AT 6 P.M. EASTERN TIME FOR THE LIVE STREAM ON CBC NEWS.CA. FACEBOOK OR YOUTUBE.>>>AND THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS THURSDAY NIGHT. FOR NEWS AT ANY HOUR, YOU CAN ALWAYS GO TO OUR WEBSITE, CBCNEWS.CA. I’M DIANA SWAIN. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

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