The National for Tuesday, August 20 — Huawei Executive, Military Extremism, Jihadi Jack


*) (*)>>Andrew: TONIGHT, NEW DETAILS ON THE ARREST THAT DROVE A WEDGE BETWEEN CANADA AND CHINA. FOR THE FIRST TIME WE’RE SEEING THE MOMENT THAT A HUAWEI EXECUTIVE MENG WANZHOU WAS DETAINED.>>>WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE CASE AND ESCALATING TENSIONS WITH CHINA. (*)>>THESE GROUPS ARE THE MOST EXTREME RADICAL FRINGES OF THE EXTREME RIGHT.>>Ian: A CANAL RAN RESERVIST ACCUSED OF RECRUITING NEO-NAZIS AND IT’S NOT THE ONLY CASE OF HATE AND EXTREMISM IN THE FORCES. (*)>>IT’S BEEN A NIGHTMARE.>>Andrew: AND A CANADIAN GOLD MEDAL HOPEFUL SIDELINED FOR DOPING. WHY SHE SAYS SHE’S INNOCENT.>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*)>>>THE ARREST OF CHINESE TELECOM EXECUTIVE MENG WANZHOU TRIGGERED A DIPLOMATIC CRISIS FOR THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT. SINCE THEN, CHINA DETAINED TWO CANADIANS AND PUT A THIRD ON DEATH ROW, AND HAS BLOCKED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF TRADE EXPORTS IN APPARENT RETALIATION. WELL, TONIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME WE ARE SEEING THE VERY MOMENT THAT THRUST CANADA INTO THE MIDDLE OF A GLOBAL CONFLICT, A CONFLICT THAT CONTINUES TO DEEPEN. TANYA FLETCHER EXPLAINS WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED.>>Reporter: THIS NEW VIDEO SHOWS THE MINUTES AFTER MENG WANZHOU’S ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT LAST DECEMBER ON HER WAY TO MEXICO, THE SAME DAY THAT SHE WAS ARRESTED FOR EXTRADITION TO THE U.S. HOURS AND HOURS OF FOOTAGE SHOW MENG DETAINED IN A SECONDARY SCREENING AREA AS THE OFFICERS GO THROUGH HER LUGGAGE. HER LAWYERS FILED THE VIDEO WITH THE B.C. SUPREME COURT AS PART OF A PROCEEDING SET TO TAKE PLACE NEXT MONTH.>>THE QUESTION THAT ALL OF THESE VIDEOS POSE REALLY IS WHEN IS IT APPROPRIATE FOR CANADA BORDER SERVICES TO DETAIN SOMEONE THAT THEY KNEW THEY WERE GOING TO ARREST ANYWAY?>>Reporter: THE MOMENTS CAPTURED HERE COULD PROVE CRITICAL TO THE EXTRADITION CASE. MENG HAS CLAIMED THAT THE RCMP AND CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY COORDINATED WITH THE F.B.I. TO HAVE HER ARRESTED, PART OF A “OVERT CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION.” NEWLY RELEASED DOCUMENTS SHOW THAT MENG TOLD OFFICERS THAT SHE WAS SURPRISED THAT SHE WAS BEING ARRESTED. “YOU’RE SAYING I COMMITTED FRAUD IN THE UNITED STATES?” MENG IS QUOTED IN THE TRANSCRIPT OF SAYING. “YOU’RE SAYING, BECAUSE OF MY COMPANY, YOU’RE ARRESTING ME.” THE DOCUMENTS SHOW THAT MENG ASKED SEVERAL TIMES TO SPEAK WITH FAMILY MEMBERS AND APPEARED WORRIED THAT SHE’D BE SENT TO THE UNITED STATES IMMEDIATELY. HER LAWYERS CLAIM THAT SHE WAS HELD FOR HOURS BEFORE BEING OFFICIALLY ARRESTED WITHOUT BEING TOLD WHY. AND DURING THAT TIME HER DEVICES WERE SEIZED. IF THAT IS TRUE, MENG SAYS IT’S A VIOLATION OF THE CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS.>>WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE PORT OF ENTRY, YOU ARRIVE AT THE AIRPORT AND THEY KNOW THAT THEY’RE GOING TO DETAIN YOU, WHAT IS THE CHARADE HERE OF THREE HOURS OF QUESTIONING AND INVESTIGATION WHEN REALLY THEY’RE GOING TO ARREST AND YOU HOLD YOU FOR EXTRADITION. SO WHY WASN’T THAT DONE IMMEDIATELY?>>Reporter: THE CBSA AND THE RCMP HAVE DENIED THE ALLEGATIONS. LAWYERS ON BOTH SIDES WILL BE IN COURT IN SEPTEMBER, ARGUING AROUND DISCLOSURE RELATED TO M MMENG’S ARREST. TANYA FLETCHER, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Andrew: THOSE VIDEOS AND DOCUMENTS ARE AHEAD OF MENG’S EXTRADITION HEARING TO FACE FRAUD CHARGES IN THE U.S. NOW CBC’S JASON PROCTOR HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THE CASE FROM THE BEGINNING AND WAS AT THE B.C. SUPREME COURT THIS AFTERNOON. SO, JASON, THE DOCUMENTS SHED NEW LIGHT ON HER PLANS FOR HER ARREST?>>ANDREW, THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST INTRIGUING PARTS OF THIS WHOLE NEW DOCUMENTATION DUMP THAT WE’VE SEEN TODAY. IT SEEMS THAT, ACCORDING TO MENG’S LAWYERS, THERE WAS A PLAN FOR THE OFFICERS AT THE AIRPORT TO GO RIGHT ON TO THE PLANE AND TO ARREST HER AS SOON AS IT ARRIVED IN VANCOUVER ON DECEMBER 1, 2018. SOMETHING CHANGED, THEY SAY, IN THE HOURS AND, YOU KNOW, THE NIGHT BEFORE HER ACTUAL ARRIVAL THAT SAW HER INSTEAD DETAINED FOR THREE HOURS ROUGHLY BY CBSA. THEY ALLEGE IT WAS IN VIOLATION OF HER CHARTER RIGHTS. INSTEAD OF THAT PLAN. AND THEY WANT THE DOCUMENTATIONS AND THE NOTES AND THE TEXTS AND THE EMAILS THAT THEY SAY THAT WENT BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THEM THAT LED TO THAT CHANGE.>>Andrew: AND, JASON, I MEAN, THE CONSEQUENCE OF ALL OF THIS IS PAINFULLY OBVIOUS, IT’S ROCKED CANADA-CHINA RELATIONS. SO WHAT HAPPENS NOW?>>Reporter: WELL, ESSENTIALLY THERE’S A LOT OF PRESSURE ON MANY FRONTS TO TRY TO COME TO SOME TYPE OF DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION WITH REGARDS TO THIS. BUT THE PROBLEM FROM CANADA’S POINT OF VIEW IS THAT IT’S A FAIRLY INTRACTABLE ISSUE IN THAT CANADA SAYS THAT IT’S A RULE OF LAW COUNTRY AND WHAT ACTUALLY IS HAPPENING HERE IS A FAIRLY ROUTINE EXTRADITION REQUEST ON, YOU KNOW, ON THE PART OF A NEIGHBOUR AND AN ALLY.>>Andrew: ALL RIGHT, JASON PROCTOR, WE’LL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS. THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>>A CASE IS BACK IN COURT IN MID-SEPTEMBER WHEN MORE DOCUMENTS MAY BE DISCLOSED BUT THE FORMER EXTRADITION HEARINGS TO THE U.S. ARE NOT EXPECTED TO START UNTIL JANUARY 2020.>>Ian: LET’S TURN NOW TO ANOTHER MAJOR ISSUE THAT HAS OTTAWA’S ATTENTION — TERRORISM EXPERTS DESCRIBE IT AS A WHITE SUPREMACIST CULT THAT IS GUNNING FOR A RACE WAR. AND TONIGHT IT APPEARS THAT A MEMBER OF CANADA’S MILITARY RESERVE MAY BE ONE OF ITS KEY OPERATIVES. BOTH THE RCMP AND THE CANADIAN FORCES ARE INVESTIGATING AN ARMY RESERVIST ACCUSED OF RECRUITING FOR THE EXTREME RIGHT HATE GROUP THAT CALLS ITSELF “THE BASE.” AS KAREN PAULS REPORTS, THE ALLEGATIONS COME AFTER THE NEO-NAZI GROUP WAS INFILTRATED BY A REPORTER WITH “THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS.”>>Reporter: IT WAS A WARM SUMMER EVENING WHEN REPORTER RYAN THORPE CAME TO THIS PARK, UNDERCOVER, POSING AS A WHITE NATIONALIST.>>I WAS A BIT SCARED GOING INTO IT.>>Reporter: THIS WAS THE FINAL STEP IN THE PROCESS OF JOINING “THE BASE” WHICH PUT UP POSTERS AROUND WINNIPEG HOPING TO RECRUIT MEMBERS FOR A TWO TO THREE-MAN PARA-MILITARY CELL.>>THEY BELIEVE A RACE WAR IS ON THE HORIZON AND THEY WELCOME IT. THEY WANT IT TO GET HERE.>>Reporter: THORPE SAYS THAT THE GROUP’S RECRUITER WAS 26-YEAR-OLD PATRIK MATHEWS. THE MILITARY HAS CONFIRMED THAT MASTER CORPORAL MATHEWS IS AN ACTIVE RESERVE MEMBER IN THE 38 CANADIAN BRIGADE GROUP. HE HAS SOME EXPLOSIVES TRAINING, BUT THEY GAVE THIS ASSURANCE –>>MASTER CORPORAL MATHEWS HAS NO ABILITY TO OBTAIN EXPLOSIVES THROUGH THE MILITARY. HE HAS NO ACCESS TO WEAPONS.>>Reporter: LAST NOVEMBER AN INTERNAL REPORT IDENTIFIED 53 CANADIAN FORCES MEMBERS BELONGING TO HATE GROUPS OR PROMOTING EXTREMIST VIEWS. A REVIEW OF RACISM IN THE MILITARY IS NOW UNDERWAY.>>WE DON’T WANT ANYBODY IN UNIFORM WITH THAT TYPE OF BEHAVIOUR IN THE ARMED FORCES.>>Reporter: THAT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THIS ANTI-HATE ACTIVIST.>>THESE NEO-NAZIS AND WHITE SUPREMACISTS ARE WALKING INTO OUR CHURCHES, OUR SYNAGOGUES AND OUR MOSQUES AND THEY’RE MURDERING US. AND NOW WE HEAR THAT THEY’RE ACTUALLY GETTING TRAINING IN THE CANADIAN MILITARY.>>Reporter: MONDAY NIGHT IN THIS VIDEO CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA, THE RCMP WERE SEEN SURROUNDING MATHEWS’ HOME.>>Reporter: POLICE SEIZED FIREARMS BUT SAY THAT NO ONE IS IN CUSTODY.>>STILL NO COMMENT.>>Reporter: MATHEWS WAS HOME TODAY BUT HE REFUSED TO SPEAK TO US.>>THESE GROUPS ARE THE MOST EXTREME RADICAL FRINGES OF THE EXTREME RIGHT.>>Reporter: FROM HIS BRIEF VANTAGE POINT INSIDE THE GROUP, RYAN THORPE SAYS HOMEGROWN HATE IS A VERY REAL THREAT ACROSS CANADA.>>THEY WELCOME, YOU KNOW, THESE MASS SHOOTINGS AND THEY WANT HIGH CASUALTIES.>>Reporter: THORPE HOPES THAT HIS STORY EXPOSES THIS DARK UNDERWORLD AND HE HOPES THAT THE AUTHORITIES TAKE ACTION. KAREN PAULS, CBC NEWS, WINNIPEG.>>Ian: HOW SHOULD THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DEAL WITH CANADIANS WHO JOINED ISIS? THAT QUESTION HAS BEEN THRUST BACK INTO THE SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK. THE MAN KNOWN AS “JIHADI JACK” WANTS CANADA TO TAKE HIM IN AND HE’S NOT THE ONLY ONE. SALIMAH SHIVJI HAS MORE ON WHETHER THE GOVERNMENT WILL ANSWER THAT CALL.>>Reporter: FROM A KURDISH PRISON IN NORTHERN SYRIA, PLEA AFTER PLEA.>>I WAS EXPECTING THAT CANADA WOULD HELP ME AND THEY DIDN’T. I HOPE THAT CANADA DOES TAKE ME FROM HERE IF THEY CAN. I WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, YOU KNOW. I WANT TO TRY TO MAKE UP TO THE WORLD THAT WHICH I DID AGAINST IT.>>Reporter: TO CONVINCE CANADA TO TAKE HIM IN. JACK LETTS IS NOW ONLY CANADIAN AFTER THE U.K. STRIPPED HIM OF CITIZENSHIP BUT IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT HE’LL BE BACK HERE ANYTIME SOON.>>The Hon. Ralph Goodale: OUR FIRST OBLIGATION IS TO LOOK AFTER THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE COUNTRY AND THE SAFETY OF CANADIANS. THIS INDIVIDUAL AND OTHERS HAVE MADE THE CALCULATED DECISION TO LEAVE.>>Reporter: MERE WEEKS BEFORE AN ELECTION CALL THE U.K.’S MOVE HAS THE LIBERALS IN A BIND. CONTRASTING THIS…>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: MR. HARPER, A CANADIAN IS A CANADIAN.>>Reporter: WHEN FROM 2015 WHEN MR. TRUDEAU SAID HE’D RESTORE RIGHTS OF THOSE CONVICTED OF TERRORISM TO TODAY’S TOUGHER LINE…>>The Hon. Ralph Goodale: WE ARE UNDER NO LEGAL OBLIGATION TO FACILITATE HIS TRAVEL AND WE WILL NOT NOT DO THAT.>>The Hon. Andrew Scheer: OF COURSE CANADA HAS AN OBLIGATION TO ALL OF ITS CITIZENS. BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE HAVE TO PROACTIVELY TRY TO GO IN AND ASSIST SOMEONE WHO IS CRIMINALLY HELD IN PRISON FOR HIS HORRENDOUS CRIMES.>>Reporter: CRIMES NOT PROVEN IN COURT AND COULD BE HARD TO PROVE IF HE’S BROUGHT BACK HERE TO FACE TRIAL. LETTS MAY BE THE CASE WITH THE HIGHEST PROFILE, BUT THERE’S MORE THAN A DOZEN OTHER CANADIANS HELD IN SYRIA WHO LEFT CANADA ALLEGEDLY TO JOIN ISIS, PLUS 18 OF THEIR CHILDREN. AND ON THEIR REPATRIATION TOO, A SLIGHT HARDENING OF THE POSITION FROM THE LIBERALS.>>The Hon. Ralph Goodale: WE’RE LOOKING LOOK CAREFULLY AT CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MAY AFFECT ORPHANS. WHAT WE DON’T WANT TO DO IS TO CREATE A SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES THAT, IN FACT, CAUSES A SECOND GENERATION OF TERRORIST BEHAVIOUR.>>Reporter: OF COURSE THIS CASE ISN’T ONLY A MINEFIELD FOR THE LIBERALS DEMOSTICALLY. CANADA HAS MADE IT VERY CLEAR THEY’RE NOT IMPRESSED WITH THE MOVE AND JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS SURE TO BRING IT UP WITH BRITAIN’S NEW PRIME MINISTER WHEN THEY MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE G7 THIS WEEKEND. SALIMAH SHIVJI, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Ian: THE CAMPAIGN HASN’T OFFICIALLY STARTED BUT LEADERS ARE ALREADY ON THE TRAIL. TODAY THE CONSERVATIVE LEADER ANDREW SCHEER ANNOUNCED PART OF A PLAN THAT HE SAYS THAT WILL MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE FOR CANADIANS. KATIE SIMPSON EXPLAINS WHY HE’S MAKING THAT PROMISE NOW. [laughter]>>Reporter: IT WAS A LITTLE CLICHE. ANDREW SCHEER CUDDLED BABIES IN THE HOPES OF WINNING THEIR PARENTS’ VOTES.>>The Hon. Andrew Scheer: AS PRIME MINISTER I WILL MAKE E.I. MATERNITY LEAVE BENEFITS TAX FREE.>>Reporter: THE CONSERVATIVES ARE PROMISING A NON-REFUNDABLE 15% TAX CREDIT ON E.I. EARNINGS MADE DURING PARENTAL LEAVE. THE PITCH IS A PREVIEW OF THE PARTY’S LARGER ELECTION STRATEGY.>>The Hon. Andrew Scheer: WHEN WE TALK TO PEOPLE DIRECTLY, THEY’RE TELLING US THE STORY OF HOW THEY’RE WORKING HARDER AND HARDER, LONGER AND LONGER, BUT THEY’RE FALLING FURTHER AND FURTHER BEHIND.>>Reporter: CONSERVATIVE SOURCES SAY THAT THEIR CAMPAIGN WILL FOCUS ON ONE MAIN QUESTION — DO CANADIANS FEEL LIKE THEY ARE GETTING AHEAD? SCHEER WILL PITCH HIMSELF AS THE ONLY CANDIDATE ABLE TO EASE ECONOMIC ANXIETIES, WHILE THE ETHICS VIOLATION WON’T BE IGNORED BY THE PRIME MINISTER, THE PARTY WILL TRY NOT TO STRAY FROM ITS MAIN ECONOMIC MESSAGE. CBC’S POLLS ANALYST SAYS THAT SINCE THE ETHICS COMMISSIONER’S REPORT WAS RELEASED IN THE PEAK OF SUMMER VACATION IT’S UNCLEAR HOW IT WILL RESONATE.>>WE HAVE SEEN FROM A NUMBER OF POLLS THAT THE COST OF LIVING IS ONE OF THE TOP CONCERNS, A TOP ISSUE GOING INTO THE ELECTION. USUALLY IT’S THAT KIND OF THING THAT DECIDES HOW PEOPLE WILL VOTE.>>Reporter: LIBERALS WILL LUMP SCHEER IN WITH ONTARIO PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PREMIER DOUG FORD, WHO HAS MADE A SERIES OF UNPOPULAR FUNDING CUTS.>>I THINK THAT CANADIANS CAN CLEARLY SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN ONTARIO. AND THEY SHOULD KNOW THAT ANDREW SCHEER AND DOUG FORD ARE TWO PEAS IN A POD.>>Reporter: THE LIBERALS ALSO SAY THAT SCHEER’S PROMISE TODAY DOES NOTHING FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES WHO DO NOT HAVE A LARGE TAX BURDEN TO BEGIN WITH. FOR A PARENT EARNING $50,000, SCHEER SAYS THAT THE CREDIT WILL BE WORTH $4,000. EXPECT THE CONSERVATIVES TO MAKE THESE KINDS OF FINANCIAL PROMISES AIMED AT FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN. KATIE SIMPSON, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Ian: AND THE FIRST ENGLISH DEBATE IS SET FOR OCTOBER 7th. IT WILL BE HELD IN THE CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY IN GATINEAU WITH FIVE MODERATORS FROM THE CANADIAN NEWS MEDIA, INCLUDING OUR OWN ROSEMARY BARTON.>>Andrew: OKAY, NOW TO MONTRÉAL WHERE WE HEARD FROM LAURENCE VINCENT-LaPOINTE, THE ELITE CANADIAN CANOEIST WHO HAD HOPED TO MAKE OLYMPIC HISTORY NEXT YEAR IN JAPAN, BUT WHO INSTEAD IS FACING A DOPING SUSPENSION — EVERYTHING THAT SHE WORKED FOR IN QUESTION. NOW TOKYO 2020 WILL BE THE FIRST SUMMER GAMES TO FEATURE WOMEN’S CANOEING. CANADA’S HOPES HAVE LARGELY RESTED ON LaPOINTE’S SHOULDERS BUT WHAT HAPPENS GOING FORWARD IS VERY UNCERTAIN. ALISON NORTHCOTT NOW ON WHAT THE SUSPENSION COULD MEAN.>>LaPOINTE FROM CANADA OFF TO A FLYING START!>>Reporter: WITH HER SIGHTS SET ON THE 2020 OLYMPICS, LAURENCE VINCENT-LaPOINTE IS A POWERHOUSE IN HER SPORT, WITH MULTIPLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, HER FUTURE LOOKED BRIGHT UNTIL NOW.>>EVERY SINGLE DAY PUTTING ALL OF MY HEART AND ALL OF MY STRENGTH INTO EVERYTHING THAT I DO. AND LAST WEEK IT JUST ALL FELL DOWN. IT JUST — MY WORLD FELL APART.>>Reporter: VINCENT-LaPOINTE WAS SUSPENDED AFTER SHE TESTED POSITIVE FOR A BANNED SUBSTANCE CALLED LIGANDROL. NOW HER OLYMPIC DREAMS ARE IN JEOPARDY.>>THEY FOUND SOMETHING IN MY SYSTEM. AND I HAVE NO IDEA HOW IT GOT THERE. I MEAN, WE’RE WORKING TO FIND IT, BUT — I JUST CANNOT BELIEVE IT. JUST CANNOT BELIEVE IT. IT’S BEEN A NIGHTMARE.>>Reporter: SHE AND HER LAWYER SAY THEY SUSPECT THAT SHE MAY HAVE TAKEN A CONTAMINATED SUPPLEMENT.>>THERE’S MANY, MANY RECENT CASES WHERE SUPPLEMENTS CONTAMINATION HAS BEEN THE CAUSE OF FINDINGS FOR THIS SPECIFIC SUBSTANCE.>>Reporter: VINCENT-LaPOINTE SAID SHE GOT THE SUPPLEMENTS FROM A CANADIAN SPORTS CENTRE WHICH GOT THEM FROM A COMPANY THAT SHE SAYS THAT TESTS ITS PRODUCTS FOR BANNED SUBSTANCES. STILL, THE BURDEN OF PROOF IS ON HER TO SHOW THAT SHE DIDN’T TAKE THE SUBSTANCE INTENTIONALLY AND TO DEMONSTRATE IF A CONTAMINATED SUPPLEMENT IS TO BLAME.>>IT IS NOT FREQUENT BUT IT IS FREQUENTLY IN VOGUE. AND THE ATHLETES, IT’S DIFFICULT FOR ATHLETES TO NOT ONLY PROVE THAT IT WAS CONTAMINATED BUT THAT THERE IS NO NEGLIGENCE ON THEIR PART BY CONSUMING THIS SUPPLEMENT.>>VINCENT-LaPOINTE WAY OUT IN FRONT.>>Reporter: SANCTIONS COULD RANGE FROM A WARNING TO A FOUR-YEAR BAN.>>SHE IS THE SUPERSTAR OF THE CANOE.>>Reporter: THIS ANALYST SAYS THAT MISSING THE OLYMPICS WOULD BE DEVASTATING FOR HER AND HER TEAMMATES.>>SHE IS THE BEST AND SHE DOESN’T NEED TO CHEAT TO BE THE BEST. SHE’S BEEN PROVING IT FOR YEARS.>>Reporter: LaPOINTE WILL HAVE A HEARING IN THE COMING MONTHS TO MAKE HER CASE. ALISON NORTHCOTT, CBC NEWS, MONTRÉAL.>>Andrew: NOW IF YOU’RE LIKE MOST PEOPLE YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD OF LIGANDROL BEFORE TODAY AND THERE’S GOOD REASON FOR THAT — IT’S AN UNAPPROVED EXPERIMENTAL DRUG. THOUGH IT IS CLEARLY ON THE RADAR OF THOSE WHOSE JOB IT IS TO KEEP SPORTS CLEAN. SO WHAT IS IT? WHAT DOES IT DO? MUCH LIKE ANTIBOLIC STEROID, IT CAN INCREASE MUSCLE MASS WITHOUT INCREASING FAT. IT CAN MAKE YOU STRONGER AND FASTER AND THAT’S WHY IT’S BANNED BY THE WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY. AS A DRUG, IT’S NOT AUTHORIZED IN CANADA BUT GIVEN THIS COUNTRY’S UNREGULATED SUPPLEMENT INDUSTRY, IT’S POSSIBLE THAT IT’S IN SOME PRODUCTS. THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL OTHER RECENT HIGH-PROFILE SUSPENSIONS DUE TO LIGANDROL, IN FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, MARTIAL ARTS AND SWIMMING.>>I’M NOT GOING TO STOP UNTIL I PROVE MY INNOCENCE.>>Andrew: AUSTRALIAN FREESTYLE SWIMMER SHAYNA JACK IS ONE OF THOSE CASES — TESTED POSITIVE BACK IN JUNE. LIKE VINCENT-LaPOINTE SHE ALSO BLAMES CONTAMINATED SUPPLEMENTS. NOW IT’S POSSIBLE BOTH HAVE A VIABLE DEFENCE. AN AMERICAN AND A JAPANESE ATHLETE RECENTLY HAD THEIR SUSPENSIONS SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED AFTER PROVING THAT THEY HAD TAKEN LIGANDROL INADVERTENTLY.>>Ian: WE ARE LIVE ON “THE NATIONAL” AND FOLLOWING A DEVELOPING STORY OUT OF ALBERTA TONIGHT. SOME HOMES IN A SMALL COMMUNITY EAST OF CALGARY HAVE BEEN EVACUATED FOLLOWING A FATAL MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH INVOLVING A FUEL TANKER. HERE’S SOME VIDEO JUST COMING INTO OUR NEWSROOM SHOWING LARGE PLUMES OF SMOKE FROM THE SCENE OF THE COLLISION NEAR THE HAMLET OF CHINOOK. EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE CONFIRMING THAT ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND ANOTHER IN LIFE-THREATENING CONDITION. AT LEAST EIGHT OTHERS HAVE BEEN INJURED. AT LEAST 12 VEHICLES WERE INVOLVED IN THE CRASH WITH ONE BEING A SEMITRUCK HAULING FUEL AND THE OTHER CARRYING BUTANE. AND THE RCMP SAY THAT TWO PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED IN A FLOATPLANE CRASH IN NEW GERMANY, NOVA SCOTIA. AND OFFICIALS SAY THAT IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 5:00 ATLANTIC TIME. A MAN AND WOMAN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL. INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THAT THE PLANE WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND AT A NEARBY LAKE WHEN IT CLIPPED A SET OF POWERLINES.>>Andrew: WELL, BELL CANADA SAYS THAT NEW GOVERNMENT REGULATION WILL COST IT MILLIONS AND SO 200,000 RURAL HOUSEHOLDS WILL PAY THE PRICE. BELL IS CUTTING THEM OUT OF A PROGRAMME TO EXPAND HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS IN CANADA. AND THE BLAME FOR THAT DECISION THEY SAY BELONGS TO THE CRTC FOR LIMITING WHAT THEY CAN CHARGE COMPETITORS WHO USE THEIR INFRASTRUCTURE. BELL CALLS THE NEW LIMITS ATTACKS, CRITICS CALL IT FAIR AND SQUARE. AND AS JACQUELINE HANSEN SHOWS US, IT’S GOT RURAL CANADIANS CAUGHT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE.>>WE’RE 900 METRES AWAY FROM FIBRE INTERNET.>>Reporter: DAVID YAMAN’S PLASTIC MOLD INJECTION BUSINESS IS JUST RURAL ENOUGH THAT HIGH-SPEED INTERNET IS OUT OF REACH. NOW THAT’S HOLDING HIM BACK.>>IT’S CHANGED US TREMENDOUSLY, BECAUSE SOFTWARE IN THE CLOUD DIDN’T EXIST 13 YEARS AGO WITH WE FIRST MOVED IN HERE.>>Reporter: HE’S LIMITED TO A SLOW WIRELESS CONNECTION OVER SATELLITE, UPLOADING AND SHARING A SINGLE PLASTIC MOLD DESIGN CAN TAKE FOUR OR FIVE HOURS.>>TO PUT THAT IN PERSPECTIVE, IF WE’RE IN THE CITY OF BARRIE, THAT WOULD TAKE 20 MINUTES.>>Reporter: YEAMAN IS WORRIED THAT IF BELL CUTS BACK ON THEIR PLAN TO EXPAND RURAL INTERNET ACCESS IT WILL SHOW DOWN HIS SHOT AT A BETTER CONNECTION. BUT BELL SAYS THAT THEY HAVE THEIR OWN PROBLEMS. THE CRTC, THE TELECOM REGULATOR, ORDERED INTERNET PROVIDERS LIKE BELL TO LOWER WHOLESALE PRICES PERMANENTLY, IN SOME CASES BY MORE THAN 75%. IT APPLIES RETROACTIVELY. BELL SAYS IT WILL COST THEM $100 MILLION. SO IT’S CUTTING ITS RURAL EXPANSION BY 20% TO HELP TO COME UP WITH THE MONEY.>>IN EFFECT WHAT WE’RE SEEING IS A TEMPER TANTRUM THAT THEY’LL WITHHOLD CONNECTIVITY TO RURAL CANADIANS UNTIL — I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS — THEIR PROFITS RETURN?>>Reporter: FOR INTERNET PROVIDERS LIKE THIS, IT’S A BIG WIN.>>WE’LL MAKE MUCH MORE CONFIDENT DECISIONS GOING FORWARD AND NOT ONLY FOR INVESTMENTS BUT ALSO FOR PRICING FOR OUR CUSTOMERS.>>Reporter: BUT RURAL CANADIANS LIKELY DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO THOSE SMALLER INDEPENDENT PROVIDERS, THOUGH THAT DOESN’T HELP THEM EITHER. YEAMAN SAYS THAT BELL AND ROGERS HAVE TOLD HIM THAT HE CAN GET FIBRE INSTALLED IF HE PAYS FOR IT, BETWEEN $300,000 AND $400,000.>>WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHETHER WE HAVE TO INVEST THAT MUCH MONEY IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE OURSELVES, WHICH CLEARLY WE CAN’T AFFORD, OR WE HAVE TO MOVE OUT OF THE AREA.>>Reporter: THE NEED IS UNDENIABLE, BUT A SOLUTION NOW SEEMS EVEN FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD. JACQUELINE HANSEN, CBC NEWS, ORO-MEDONTE, ONTARIO.>>Ian: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”… A FIRST IN CANADA. HOW H.I.V. TESTING KITS MAYBE SOON BE AVAILABLE AT HOME.>>Andrew: AND FIRST RESPONDERS SAVE THEIR SON’S LIFE. THEIR REUNION IS TONIGHT’S “MOMENT.”>>AT THAT TIME REALLY THE POLICE OFFICERS AND THE DOCTORS, THEY SEEMED LIKE A FAMILY. EVERYBODY CARING AND GIVING US INFORMATION. (*) (*)>>Ian: H.I.V. RATES ARE ON THE RISE IN CANADA, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST NUMBERS, MORE THAN 2,400 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED IN 2017. THAT HAS BEEN STEADILY CLIMBING FOR THREE YEARS. WHAT’S MORE, ONE IN FIVE PEOPLE DIDN’T KNOW THEY HAD THE INFECTION. RESEARCHERS ARE HOPING TO CHANGE THAT BY LAUNCHING A CLINICAL TRIAL FOR AN H.I.V. SELF-TESTING KIT THAT COULD BE READY FOR SALE IN CANADA BY NEXT YEAR. AS VIK ADHOPIA EXPLAINS, THE BENEFITS COULD GO FAR BEYOND CONVENIENCE.>>SUCTION…>>Reporter: H.I.V. TESTS USED TO TAKE WEEKS, NOW IT’S JUST A MINUTE. THESE THREE LITTLE VIALS AND A DROP OF BLOOD IS ALL IT TAKES FOR A CLEAR DIAGNOSIS. THIS COMMUNITY CLINIC PERFORMS 9,000 H.I.V. TESTS ON PEOPLE A YEAR. THE DIRECTOR SAYS THAT DEMAND IS AS STRONG AS EVER AND GETTING THESE KITS ON PHARMACY SHELVES AND IN PEOPLE’S HANDS COULD MEET THE NEED.>>THE REAL OPTION OF A FAST TEST BUT ALSO A PRIVATE TEST AND SOMETHING THEY CAN GET OUTSIDE OF THE HEALTH AUTHORITIES.>>Reporter: CANADA’S H.I.V. NUMBERS AREN’T GOING DOWN. THERE’S A NEW DIAGNOSIS EVERY FOUR HOURS. IT’S AN INFECTION RATE SIMILAR TO THE EUROPEAN UNION’S, BUT CANADA IS FALLING BEHIND HIGH-INCOME COUNTRIES LIKE GERMANY, SWEDEN AND AUSTRALIA. AND SOME CANADIANS ARE MORE VULNERABLE THAN OTHERS. BLACK AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE LESS THAN 9% OF OUR POPULATION, YET THEY MAKE UP ALMOST HALF OF NEW H.I.V. CASES. AT FIRST ESTIMATES, AS MANY AS A QUARTER OF PEOPLE WITH H.I.V. HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED FOR IT. STIGMA IS PART OF THE PROBLEM. THAT’S WHY MIKE SMITH DIDN’T GET TESTED WHEN HE WAS GROWING UP NORTH OF TORONTO. FOR SMITH, GETTING PROFESSIONAL ADVICE ABOUT SEXUAL HEALTH WAS NOT AN OPTION.>>THIS DOCTOR WAS NOT OPEN AND HE WAS VERY JUDGMENTAL AND I ALWAYS FELT NERVOUS GOING TO DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS, EVEN IF I HAD THE FLU.>>Reporter: SMITH WORKS TO ENCOURAGE MEN TO GET CHECKED FOR THEIR H.I.V. STATUS. EVEN WITH BETTER ACCESS TO TESTING IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, BARRIERS REMAIN.>>PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO GO TO AN OVERCROWDED CENTRAL HEALTH CLINIC TO GET TESTED. PEOPLE STILL FEAR FACING HOMOPHOBIA FROM THEIR DOCTOR. LIKE, THESE THINGS CAN BE ADDRESSED WITH A HOME SELF-TESTING KIT.>>INSIDE YOUR SELF-TESTING KIT…>>Reporter: THAT’S WHY THE EUROPEAN UNION APPROVED THE SAME TAKE-HOME TESTS FOR SALE THREE YEARS AGO. HEALTH CANADA WANTS CLINICAL TRIAL EVIDENCE FROM CANADA BEFORE IT DOES THE SAME. THE RESEARCHER HEADING THAT TRIAL SAYS THAT CANADA IS PLAYING CATCH-UP, NOT JUST IN APPROVING THE TESTS FOR SALE, BUT IN ATTITUDES TOWARDS H.I.V. SELF-TESTING.>>THIS IS GOING ON AROUND THE WORLD, RIGHT, AND WE KNOW THAT IT’S WORKING. I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, CANADIANS ARE VERY CAUTIOUS, IN SOME WAYS PERHAPS A BIT TOO PATERNALISTIC ABOUT THIS. WE HAVE TO PUT CONFIDENCE IN PEOPLE AND GIVE THEM CHOICES.>>Reporter: GIVING PEOPLE THAT CHOICE COULD MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GETTING TESTED AND INFECTING OTHERS. VIK ADHOPIA, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Ian: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>OFFSETTING A ROYAL CARBON FOOTPRINT. WHY A-LIST CELEBRITIES ARE NOW DEFENDING HARRY AND MEGHAN.>>Andrew: FIRST, TRACKING SIBERIAN TIGERS. WITH THE POPULATION ON THE DECLI (*)>>Andrew: THESE SIBERIAN TIGER CUBS COULD SECURE A FUTURE FOR A SPECIES ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION. THIS IS THE BREEDING CENTRE IN NORTHEASTERN CHINA AND IT PLANS TO BRING 100 CUBS INTO THE WORLD BY THE END OF THE YEAR. BUT WORKING AGAINST THAT FUTURE ARE POACHERS, HUNTING THE HUNTERS FOR THEIR FUR AND BODY PARTS. IT’S VERY MUCH A RACE AGAINST TIME AND GREED IN THE FOREST OF ASIA’S FAR EAST. SO CHRIS BROWN TRAVELLED TO THE RUSSIAN SIDE OF THAT REGION FOR A RARE UPCLOSE LOOK EARLIER THIS YEAR AT THE EFFORT TO PROTECT A VANISHING PREDATOR. (*) (*)>>Reporter: HE’S ONE OF NATURE’S GREATEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL PREDATORS. (*) THE SIBERIAN TIGER IS THE LARGEST OF THE TIGER SPECIES WHOSE THICK FUR ALLOWS IT TO SURVIVE IN THE WORLD’S COLDEST CLIMATES. HE DOESN’T EVEN NOTICE OUR CAMERA AS HE SENSES THAT VULNERABLE PREY IS NEAR. HIS KILLER INSTINCTS TAKE OVER AS HE STALKS AND THEN POUNCES. IN A BLINK OF AN EYE THE VIOLENT ATTACK IS OVER. (*) WE’RE WATCHING THIS FROM A SAFE SPOT AT A SAFARI PARK, AND THIS IS ARGUABLY RUSSIA’S MOST FAMOUS TIGER. HIS NAME IS AMUR.>>[speaking foreign language].>>Reporter: DIMITRI IS THE DIRECTOR HERE. YOU MIGHT REMEMBER AMUR FROM THIS VIDEO. A FEW YEARS BACK HE BECAME A GLOBAL CELEBRITY BY BEFRIENDING A GOAT NAMED TEMOR THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HIS DINNER. AMUR MAY HAVE BEEN BORN IN CAPTIVITY BUT HIS PROMINENCE TRANSCENDS HIS CONFINED SPACE. HE’S EMERGED AS A SYMBOL OF HOPE FOR AN ENTIRE SPECIES AT RISK. IT’S INCREDIBLE HOW WELL SIBERIAN TIGERS BLEND IN WITH THEIR SURROUNDINGS. THEY’RE NOTORIOUSLY DIFFICULT TO SPOT IN THE WILD, WHICH IS WHY YOU HAVE TO COME TO SOME PLACE LIKE THIS TO SEE THEM. THIS WHOLE AREA AROUND VLADIVOSTOK AND THE FAR EAST OF RUSSIA IS SIBERIAN TIGER TERRITORY. THEY WERE ONCE SOME OF THE MOST ENDANGERED ANIMALS ON EARTH. FROM JUST A FEW DOZEN ANIMALS IN THE MID 20th CENTURY, THERE WERE 490 SIBERIAN TIGERS AS OF 2018.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: THAT’S STILL NOT A LOT, SO WHEN PEOPLE SEE A TIGER IT’S A BIG DEAL. LEAPING ACROSS A HIGHWAY… OR HERE TRYING TO BLEND IN LIKE A TREE. (*) WHEN RUSSIAN CONSERVATIONISTS CALLED US TO SAY WE HAD A CHANCE TO FILM A TIGER IN THE WILD AND AND TO MEET AMUR, WE HOPPED ON A PLANE AND HEADED TO THE CITY OF VLADIVOSTOK. IT’S OBVIOUS ONCE YOU GET HERE JUST HOW REVERED TIGERS ARE. THERE ARE STATUES AND MONUMENTS EVERYWHERE. (*) OUR DESTINATION WAS A ONE-OF-A-KIND TIGER REHABILITATION CENTRE AND THE TIGER THAT WE CAME TO SEE WAS TIKON, A 13-YEAR-OLD MALE. (*) OVER CHRISTMAS HE GOT INTO TROUBLE WITH SOME VILLAGERS BY EATING THEIR PETS. AFTER HE WAS TRANQUILIZED, SCIENTISTS REALISED THAT TIKON HAD A PROBLEM WITH HIS TEETH. SO THEY CLEANED AND REPAIRED HIS DAMAGED FANGS. TIGER BIOLOGIST SERGEI ARAMILEV SAID THAT TIKON SEEMED TO BE READY TO BE RELEASED BACK INTO THE WILD.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: JUST AS WE ARRIVED TIKON DIED. SO INSTEAD OF WITNESSING HIS FREEDOM, THE RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES GAVE US UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO OBSERVE THEIR SCIENTIFIC TEAMS AS THEY PERFORMED HIS AUTOPSY. EVERY TIME A TIGER DIES THERE HAS TO BE AN INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF DEATH. TO KNOW IF SOMETHING ILLEGAL SUCH AS POACHING WAS RESPONSIBLE. THEY LOOK FOR GUNSHOT WOUNDS, STAB MARKS OR SIGNS OF POISONING. AND LATER THEY’LL LOOK AT HIS ORGANS TO UNDERSTAND IF PERHAPS HIS DIET OR FOOD SOURCES WERE THE PROBLEM. IT ALL HELPS AUTHORITIES UNDERSTAND THE STRESSES THAT A TIGER POPULATION FACES. THEY CLEAN HIS FUR AND MEASURE HIM FROM TAIL TO TOE BEFORE HOISTING HIM UP TO SEE HIS WEIGHT WHEN HE DIED. SO THEY JUST WEIGHED TIKON AND THEY KNOW THAT HE WAS ABOUT 140-KILOGRAMS AT HIS DEATH AND THAT’S PRETTY LIGHT. THEY THINK THAT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN UPWARDS OF 200-KILOGRAMS FOR A 13-YEAR-OLD MALE TIGER. THEY’RE NOT SURE WHY HE WAS SO — HE WASN’T HEAVY. OBVIOUSLY, HE HAD DENTAL WORK AND HE HAD TROUBLE EATING BEFORE SO THAT COULD BE ONE POSSIBILITY. BUT THERE’S OBVIOUSLY A LOT MORE GOING ON HERE. AND THAT’S WHAT THIS NECROPSY IS HOPEFULLY GOING TO GIVE SOME ANSWERS TO.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: IT’S SAD TO SEE SUCH A GREAT BEAST AT THE END OF ITS LIFE. ESPECIALLY KNOWING HOW FRAGILE THE POPULATION REMAINS. BUT HE SAYS THAT TIKON DID HIS PART.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: THE FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH WE WERE TOLD LATER, DEHYDRATION AND EXHAUSTION. TIKON BASICALLY DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES. AT THE REHAB CENTRE HOPEFULLY A MORE POSITIVE STORY IS ABOUT TO UNFOLD. THESE TWO CUBS, ELANA AND PAVOK WERE RESCUED AFTER THEIR MOTHER HAD TO BE RELOCATED BECAUSE SHE ATE SIX DOGS IN A RUSSIAN VILLAGE. BUT RATHER THAN SENDING THE CUBS TO ZOOS AND A LIFE OF CAPTIVITY, VICTOR KOZMINKO WHO RUNS THE REHAB CENTRE IS TRAINING THEM TO HUNT AND TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES SO THEY CAN BE REINTRODUCED INTO THE WILD.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: THE NO HUMANS RULE IS STRICTLY ENFORCED. WE COULD ONLY WATCH THEM ON THESE MONITORS.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: AND EVEN WHEN VLADIMIR PUTIN VISITED IN 2014, RUSSIA’S PRESIDENT HAD TO KEEP HIS DISTANCE TOO. THE KREMLIN HELPS TO FUND THIS CENTRE AS WELL AS MANY OF THE OTHER TIGER CONSERVATION MEASURES. THE YOUNG TIGERS ARE TAUGHT TO HUNT USING WILD ANIMALS, USUALLY A DEER IS RELEASED INTO THE PEN AND THE TIGERS CHASE IT DOWN AND FINISH IT OFF WITH A BITE TO THE NECK. IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS THIS CENTRE HAS REHABILITATED AND RELEASED SEVEN TIGERS. OTHER MEASURES SUCH AS MONITORING HAVE HELPED TOO. CAMERAS SUCH AS THIS ONE CAPTURE EXTRAORDINARY SIGHTS SUCH AS FOUR TIGER CUBS PLAYING ALL DAY. THERE ARE MORE THAN 800 SUCH CAMERAS ALL OVER RUSSIA’S FAR EAST. BUT FOR ALL OF THE SUCCESSES, THE GREATEST THREAT FACED BY TIGERS REMAINS PEOPLE WHO WANT TO KILL THEM FOR THEIR FURS AND BODY PARTS.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: SERGEI ARAMILEV, THE BIOLOGIST, HAS A FREEZER FULL OF SEIZED ILLEGAL TROPHIES THAT HE SHOWS US.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: HEAD SHOT, RIGHT.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: THE MARKET FOR SUCH ITEMS HE SAYS IS ALMOST ALL IN CHINA WHERE TIGER PARTS FETCH A HIGH PRICE.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: A CRACKDOWN BY RUSSIA’S GOVERNMENT ON POACHING DOES SEEM TO BE WORKING. IN 2010, UP TO 70 TIGERS A YEAR WERE KILLED BY POACHERS AND NOW THE NUMBER IS CLOSER TO 15 TO 20. THAT’S THANKS IN PART TO CONSERVATION OFFICERS SUCH AS ANDREI ZAKARAV AND HIS TEAM.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: HE LEADS ONE OF 14 DEDICATED ANTI-POACHING TEAMS. THEY RIDE IN ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS, OFTEN CAMPING FOR DAYS AT A TIME. WE SPENT ONE DAY WITH THEM.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: THE OTHER PART OF HIS JOB IS DEALING WITH THOSE ANGRY VILLAGERS WHO LOSE THEIR PETS TO TIGERS AND THERE ARE LOTS OF THOSE STORIES ON RUSSIAN TV.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: WHILE HER DOG WAS KILLED, THIS WOMAN WAS LUCKIER.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: THERE WAS LOTS OF BLOOD FROM THE LUCKY ESCAPE. SO TO STOP PEOPLE FROM SHOOTING PROBLEM TIGERS, WHICH IS ILLEGAL, ZAKARAV AND HIS CREW TRY TO CALM THINGS DOWN AND HAND OUT COMPENSATION.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: SIBERIAN TIGERS ARE STILL LISTED AS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES BUT SERGEI ARAMILEV SAYS THAT AFTER DECADES OF WORRY, THE TRAJECTORY IS FINALLY LOOKING UP.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: THE OFFICIAL CONSERVATION TARGET IS TO HAVE A POPULATION OF 700 WILD ADULT SIBERIAN TIGERS AND CUBS IN FOUR YEARS’ TIME. THE AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THAT THEY’LL GET THERE. CHRIS BROWN, CBC NEWS, NEAR VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA.>>Andrew: NOW TWO OF THE TIGERS THERE IN CHRIS’ PIECE, THE CUBS, ELANA AND PAVOK WERE RELEASED INTO THE WILD IN MAY. THEY ARE REPORTEDLY HUNTING BIG GAME AND THRIVING.>>Ian: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL,” HOW THE JOURNEY TO GET A LUNG TRANSPLANT ALMOST COST ONE NOVA SCOTIA WOMAN HER LIFE.>>ON JANUARY 3rd, I DID MENTION PALLIATIVE CARE TO THE DOCTORS. AND I WAS READY TO JUST CALL IT QUITS AND GIVE UP.>>Ian: THE ROADBOOKS TO LIFE-SAVING PROCEDURES MANY IN CANADA STIL (*)>>I’M JAYME POISSON AND TOMORROW ON CBC’S DAILY NEWS PODCAST “FRONTBURNER” IN THE WAKE OF A MOB-RELATED SHOOTING IN TORONTO OVER THE WEEKEND A CONVERSATION ABOUT ORGANIZED CRIME IN CANADA. SUBSCRIBE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS. (*)>>Ian: WELCOME BACK. THERE WERE CELEBRATIONS TONIGHT ABOARD THE CHARITY SHIP “OPEN ARMS” AS IT FINALLY DOCKED IN ITALY. (*) NEARLY 100 MIGRANTS WERE ABLE TO RETURN TO LAND AFTER NEARLY THREE WEEKS STRANDED AT SEA. TODAY ITALY’S PROSECUTOR ORDERED THE SHIP SEIZED AND THE MIGRANTS EVACUATED. THE MOVE ENDED A WEEKS LONG STANDOFF BETWEEN THE SPANISH CHARITY AND THE GOVERNMENT IN ROME.>>>A POLITICAL CRISIS IS UNFOLDING IN ITALY TONIGHT, THE COUNTRY’S PRIME MINISTER GIUSEPPE CONTE RESIGNED AFTER HIS COALITION PARTNER CALLED FOR A NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IS UP TO THE ITALIAN PRESIDENT. HE CAN EITHER TRY TO COBBLE TOGETHER A NEW COALITION OR CALL FOR NEW ELECTIONS, ONLY 18 MONTHS SINCE THE LAST VOTE.>>>A NOVA SCOTIA WOMAN IS CELEBRATING A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE FOLLOWING A SUCCESSFUL DOUBLE LUNG TRANSPLANT LAST SPRING. BUT THE HIGH COST ALMOST MADE HER GIVE UP ON THAT CHANCE. THERE ARE ONLY FOUR CITIES IN CANADA WITH HOSPITALS THAT PERFORM LUNG TRANSPLANTS. THEY TYPICALLY HAVE TO TRAVEL TO TORONTO FOR THE SURGERY AND THEY MAY HAVE TO LIVE THERE FOR MONTHS WHILE THEY WAIT FOR A DONOR LUNG TO BECOME AVAILABLE. THE COST OF MOVING AND OTHER COSTS LIKE RENT ARE ONLY PARTIALLY COVERED BY THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. THE REST FALLS TO PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES LIKE 43-YEAR-OLD NATALIE JARVIS FROM NOVA SCOTIA. THE FINANCIAL BURDEN WAS ENOUGH THAT SHE CONSIDERED PALLIATIVE CARE OVER LIFE-SAVING SURGERY. JARVIS BROUGHT HER STORY TO CBC NEWS AND MANAGED TO RAISE MONEY TO FUND HER CARE AND INSPIRE CHANGE. CAROLYN RAY HAS HER STORY.>>THAT GOOD?>>Reporter: THIS IS A SPECIAL MOMENT FOR NATALIE JARVIS AND HER GRANDSON COLBY. THEIR FIRST TIME ON THE SWING SET THIS YEAR, BUT EVEN BETTER, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT COLBY HIS SEEN HIS GRANDMOTHER WITHOUT AN OXYGEN TANK.>>I AM STILL HERE AND I’M BREATHING AND I HAVE NO TUBES I’M NOT DRAGGING MY FRIENDS WITH ME — MY OXYGEN. SO IT WAS A ROUGH GO, BUT I THINK IN THE END IT WAS WORTH IT.>>Reporter: LAST CHRISTMAS JARVIS WAS TOLD THAT SHE NEEDED AN URGENT DOUBLE LUNG TRANSPLANT IN TORONTO, BUT THERE WAS A PROBLEM — JARVIS COULDN’T AFFORD RENT IN TORONTO, LET ALONE FOOD AND TRANSPORTATION. SHE NEEDED AT LEAST $10,000 BEFORE SHE GOT ON THE PLANE. NOVA SCOTIA WOULD ONLY CHIP IN $1,500 A MONTH. JARVIS, A CALL CENTRE WORKER, THOUGHT THAT HER LIFE WAS OVER.>>ON JANUARY 3rd I DID MENTION PALLIATIVE CARE TO THE DOCTORS. AND I WAS READY TO JUST CALL IT QUITS AND GIVE UP.>>Reporter: BUT IN THE END HER DOCTOR CONVINCED HER TO FIGHT. JARVIS TOLD HER STORY TO CBC NEWS AND PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY SENT MONEY. SHE COULD FINALLY FOCUS ON HER HEALTH INSTEAD OF FINANCES.>>IT’S AMAZING HOW MUCH SUPPORT I ACTUALLY GOT. NOT ONLY FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS BUT FROM STRANGERS.>>Reporter: HER STORY ALSO PUSHED NOVA SCOTIA TO GIVE TRANSPLANT PATIENTS AN EXTRA $1,000 A MONTH. JARVIS RECEIVED HER NEW LUNGS IN APRIL. THE RECOVERY HASN’T BEEN EASY. SHE’LL NEVER FORGET HER FIRST BREATH WHEN SHE FINALLY WENT OUTSIDE.>>NOTHING COULD EVER REPLACE THAT. THEY SAY IT’S LIKE BEING BORN AGAIN AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT IT IS. IT’S LIKE BEING BORN AGAIN AND HAVING THAT FIRST BREATH.>>Reporter: JARVIS STILL HAS TO TAKE IT SLOW BUT SHE’S CHERISHING THESE MOMENTS. NOW THAT SHE’S HOME JARVIS PLANS TO SPEAK OUT ON BEHALF OF OTHER PATIENTS TOO SICK TO FIGHT FOR THEMSELVES. CAROLYN RAY, CBC NEWS, NOVA SCOTIA.>>Andrew: AND UP NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”… A SPECIAL THANK YOU FROM ONE FAMILY TO A TEAM OF FIRST RESPONDERS.>>YOU GUYS ARE HIS REAL HEROES IN LIFE. WHEN HE GROWS UP HE WILL DEFINITELY LOOK UPON YOU GUYS AND TRY TO BE ONE OF YOU GUYS.>>Andrew: THEIR REUNION IS TONIGHT’S “MOMENT.”>>>FIRST, HARRY AND MEGHAN HAVE DONE MUCH TO BOOST THE ROYAL FAMILY’S IMAGE. THEY’RE YOUNG, POPULAR AND PROGRESSIVE, INCLUDING ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. BUT ON THAT FRONT THEY’RE FACING SOMETHING OF A BACKLASH FOR WHAT SOME SEE AS SAYING ONE THING AND DOING ANOTHER.>>LOOKING AFTER OUR ENVIRONMENT IS A LIFE-LONG COMMITMENT. WE ARE ALL PART OF A GLOBAL FAMILY AND WE SHARE THE UNDERSTANDING AND USE THE UNIVERSAL PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO INHABIT THIS EARTH.>>Andrew: A NOBLE SENTIMENT BUT IS IT JUST SENTIMENT? THE DUKE AND DUCHESS ARE TAKING HEAT FOR THEIR USE OF PRIVATE JETS, INCLUDING A RECENT VISIT TO ELTON JOHN IN SOUTHERN FRANCE. CRITICS SAY THAT FLIES IN THE FACE OF THEIR PUBLIC STANCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE, A CAUSE THEY’VE BEEN VOCAL ABOUT. INCLUDING ON SOCIAL MEDIA. RECENTLY IMPLORING THEIR NINE MILLION INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS TO CONSIDER “THERE IS A TICKING CLOCK TO PROTECT OUR PLANET. LET’S SAVE IT. LET’S DID OUR PART. .” JUST ONE OF SEVERAL POSTS TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT. ECHOED BY THE ROYAL FAMILY GENERALLY. ESPECIALLY PRINCE CHARLES WHO HAS WARNED OF CATASTROPHIC GLOBAL WARMING. BUT DESPITE THE ATTEMPTS TO REDUCE THEIR CARBON FOOTPRINT, A RECENT REPORT FOUND THAT THE ROYAL CO2 EMISSIONS FROM INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL HAVE GONE UP DRAMATICALLY FROM 1700 TONNES LAST YEAR TO MORE THAN 3,300 THIS YEAR. MEANWHILE SIR ELTON HIMSELF IS DEEPLY DESTRESSED AT THE BACKLASH, REMINDING CRITICS THAT AS ROYALS MEGHAN AND HARRY HAVE SECURITY CONCERNS. IT JUSTIFIES PRIVATE JETS. A NUMBER OF OTHER CELEBRITIES HAVE ALSO JUMPED IN SUGGESTING THAT IT’S THE ROYAL MESSAGE THAT MATTERS.>>IT’S TIME TO TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY AND REALIZE WHAT Announcer:
Anne with an E. New season this
fall on CBC.>>Andrew: FIVE MINUTES — THAT’S HOW LONG 3-YEAR-OLD ARMAN DANISH WAS UNDERWATER BEFOREIVED AND FIRST RESPONDERS ARRIVED AND SAVED HIS LIFE.THE BFR A SITUATION WHERE EVERY MOMENT HIS ILY MATTERED.
GOT TH WELL, THE BOY FROM MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, AND HIS FAMILY RECENTLY GOT THE CHANCE TO MEET THOSE FIRST RESPONDERS. AND THE BOY’S FATHER, ENTIRELYONDERS UNSURPRISINGLY WAS SO GRATEFUL FOR ARMAN’S SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE. THAT IS OUR “MOMENT.” (*)>>THERE WAS A SENSE OF RELIEF KNOWING THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE THERE, THEY WERE THE FIRST RESPONDERS. THEY KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE DEALING WITH. MY SISTER CALLED AND SHE SAID THAT I WANT TO YOU COME HOME. AND I SAID WHAT HAPPENED? AND SHE SAID ARMAN HAS DROWNED. IS HE GOING TO SURVIVE, IS HE NOT GOING TO SURVIVE, THAT WAS THE MAIN QUESTION. THE WORD “THANK YOU” WAS SUCH A SMALL THING AT THAT MOMENT TO TELL THEM. REALLY THE POLICE OFFICERS AND DOCTORS, THEY LOOKED AND THEY SEEMED LIKE A FAMILY. THAT’S WHY I SAID TO THE PEEL POLICE THAT YOU GUYS ARE HIS REAL HEROS IN LIFE. WHEN HE GROWS UP HE WILL DEFINITELY LOOK UPON YOU GUYS. TO WIN SOMEONE’S HEART IT’S REALLY HARD, YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL. AND THAT’S WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.>>Andrew: AND SO RAMIN, THE BOY’S FATHER, CLEARLY HE’S GRATEFUL FOR VERY OBVIOUS REASONS BUT ALSO A LESS OBVIOUS ONE. SO HE CAME TO CANADA FROM AFGHANISTAN 16 YEARS AGO AND HE SAID THAT GROWING UP HIS EXPERIENCE WAS VERY DIFFERENT, THAT IF THERE WAS AN EMERGENCY AND YOU CALLED PARAMEDICS OR POLICE OFTEN THEY CAME LATE, SOMETIMES NOT AT ALL. SO THIS WAS A VERY ALL TOGETHER DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE FOR HIM IN A FEW WAYS.>>Ian: IT IS AN EXTRAORDINARY THING, ANDREW, ESPECIALLY IN THE BIG CITIES. AND I’M SURE THAT THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS IN THE COMMUNITIES THAT DON’T HAVE THIS. BUT I’VE CALLED 911 A COUPLE TIMES WALKING AROUND IN DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER FOR SOMEBODY WITH A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. YOU CAN HEAR THE FIRE TRUCKS RESPOND WITHIN SECONDS OF MAKING THAT CALL. AS I SAY, IT IS AN AMAZING SYSTEM.>>Andrew: WELL, I’M SURE THAT IT’S SOMETHING THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE TAKE FOR GRANTED TOO.>>>THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS AUGUST 20th. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

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