The National for Wednesday March 29, 2017


>>Peter: GOOD EVENING, I’M PETER MANSBRIDGE. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.”>>>DOES YOUR BANK FINANCIAL ADVISOR REALLY WORKING IN YOUR INTEREST? IT COULD ALL DEPEND ON HOW YOU SPELL IT.>>THE INDUSTRY HAS BEEN ABLE TO INCORPORATE TITLES THAT DON’T MEAN ANYTHING UNDER THE LAW.>>PETER: QUESTIONS ARISE OVER HOW WELL THE AUTHORITIES SCREEN AIRPORT EMPLOYEES.>>AS MANY EMPLOYEES TOLD ME BEFORE, SECURITY IS A JOKE.>>PETER: A FORMER HOSTAGE GIVES NEW DETAILS OF THE ORDEAL THAT KILLED TWO CANADIANS. [*]>>I DID A LOT OF PRAYING TO SAVE ROBERT’S LIFE. IT IS NOT WORKING.>>Peter: ON PAPER, THEY SOUND IMPRESSIVE. THEY NEED TO, BECAUSE YOUR MONEY IS AT STAKE. BUT WHAT SOME FINANCIAL REPRESENTATIVES PRINT ON THEIR BUSINESS CARDS MAY MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PUTTING YOU FIRST OR THEIR EMPLOYERS’ INTERESTS FIRST. THE LATEST INVESTIGATION FROM OUR GO PUBLIC TEAM SHOWS DECEPTION COULD COME DOWN TO ONE SINGLE LETTER IN A TITLE. ERICA JOHNSON EXPLAINS.>>REPORTER: IT IS HARD FOR MIKE BLACK TO LOOK AT HIS FINANCIAL STATEMENTS. THE NEST EGG HE INVESTED FOR RETIREMENT, ALMOST $1 MILLION, HAS COST HIM MORE THAN $30,000 IN FEES AND EARNED LESS THAN 3% A YEAR FOR 6 YEARS. LOWER THAN THE MARKET AVERAGE.>>INTERVIEW: HOW IS IT THAT YOU END UP GETTING A RETURN OF THIS KIND OVER THIS PERIOD OF TIME WHEN THIS IS TO BE MANAGED BY A PROFESSIONAL.>>REPORTER: HE LEARNED THE PERSON MANAGING HIS ACCOUNT AT RBC DOMINION SECURITIES, AN IMPRESSIVE SOUNDING VICE PRESIDENT IS LICENCED AS A DEALING REPRESENTATIVE. MEANING A SALESPERSON.>>INTERVIEW: QUITE JILTED BY THAT. IT IS LIKE WOW!>>Reporter: IT TURNS OUT THE TITLE USED BY FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS ARE LARGELY UNREGULATED. A REPORT RELEASED TODAY CONCLUDES THERE ARE MORE THAN 120,000 REGISTERED FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS IN CANADA. IT BREAKS DOWN TWO WAYS. DEALING REPRESENTATIVES, THE VAST MAJORITY, AND ADVISING REPRESENTATIVES, ONLY A FEW THOUSAND. DEALING REPS CAN CALL THEMSELVES ANYTHING FROM VICE PRESIDENTS TO WEALTH MANAGERS TO FINANCIAL ADVISORS SPELLED WITH AN O. ONLY, ADVISING REPS ONLY HAVE A LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY TO ACT IN THE CLIENT’S BEST INTEREST. THE FINANCIAL ADVISORS IN THIS CATEGORY SPELL IT WITH AN E.>>THE INDUSTRY HAS BEEN ABLE TO INCORPORATE TITLES THAT DON’T MEAN ANYTHING UNDER THE LAW. THERE IS NO SUCH THING IN CANADA AS AN ADVISOR SPELLED OR UNDER ANY OF THE SECURITY ACTS. PEOPLE ARE COMPLETELY IN THE DARK.>>REPORTER: TWO YEARS AGO, THE FINANCIAL REGULATORS ANONYMOUSLY SHOPPED AROUND AND FOUND 48 DIFFERENT TITLES BEING USED BY SALESPEOPLE. FOR INSTANCE, AT RBC, TELLERS HAVE THE TITLE CLIENT ADVISORS WITH AN O. A BRANCH MANAGER SAID THOSE CLIENT ADVISORS ARE YOUNG PEOPLE OFTEN WHO TOOK AN ONLINE COURSE TO SELL MUTUAL FUNDS.>>WHEN YOU HAVE ADVISORS PUT IN THAT POSITION, DON’T HAVE EXPERIENCE AND DON’T HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE, THEN YOU ARE PUTTING CLIENTS AT RISK.>>REPORTER: OTHER FINANCIAL ADVISOR SAID THEY ARE SALESPEOPLE TOO. ONE AT BMO SAID… MOST OF THE BANKS WOULD NOT COMMENT ON THE TITLES THEY GIVE THEIR EMPLOYEES. RBC SAID IT STANDS BY THE ADVICE GIVEN TO CUSTOMERS. ALREADY, THERE ARE CALLS TO BETTER REGULATE FINANCIAL TITLES, TO CLARIFY WHEN THE PERSON HANDING OUT ADVICE IS A SALESPERSON. ERICA JOHNSON, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>PETER: ERICA AND HER TEAM HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING SALES TACTICS AT BANKS FOR SOME TIME. THOSE REPORTS ARE ALL ONLINE. BUT HER STORIES START WITH YOU. YOU CAN GET IN TOUCH BY SENDING AN E-MAIL. TO GO PUBLIC AT cbc.ca.>>>AIRPORT SECURITY USUALLY INVOLVES ASSESSING THE RISK OF TRAVELLERS. BUT NOW, A REPORT IS RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO WORK IN AIRPORTS AND HAVE ACCESS TO SECURE AREAS. TODAY, THE GOVERNMENT TRIED TO REASSURE THE PUBLIC THERE ARE NO SECURITY LOOPHOLES. ALISON NORTHCOTT HAS THAT.>>REPORTER: 30,000 PEOPLE WORK AT MONTREAL’S TRUDEAU AIRPORT. SOME IN PUBLIC AREAS. THOUSANDS HAVE PASSES TO ACCESS RESTRICTED AREAS. TYLOR STOUT WORKS AT A DUTY-FREE SHOP. HE SAID MORE SHOULD BE DONE TO ENSURE WORKERS DO NOT POSE A RISK.>>INTERVIEW: THERE SHOULD BE MORE HEAVY SCREENING. SECURITY AS EMPLOYEES TOLD ME BEFORE, SECURITY IS A JOKE AT MONTREAL AIRPORT.>>REPORTER: A REPORT BY THE FRENCH LANGUAGE NETWORK REVEALED AT LEAST 4 AIRPORT EMPLOYEES HAVE HAD THEIR SECURITY CLEARANCE REVOKED IN THE PAST YEAR FOR SECURITY REASONS. TWO OF THEM OVER CONCERNS THEY HAD BECOME RADICALIZED. THE REPORT SAID ONE SHARED ISIS PROPAGANDA ON FACEBOOK. ANOTHER SUGGESTED COMMITTING A TERROR ATTACK LIKE THE ONE IN PARIS. AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOUR STILL WORKS AT A BUSINESS IN THE AIRPORT. NO LONGER HAS ACCESS TO RESTRICTED AREAS. THE AIRPORT OFFICIALS RESPONDED QUICKLY AND THE AIRPORT IS SAFE. FIRING THE EMPLOYEE IS NOT UP TO THEM.>>INTERVIEW: IF IT IS ONE OF OUR EMPLOYEES, THE EMPLOYEE IS GONE. YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT 30,000 PEOPLE WORK AT THE AIRPORT FOR DIFFERENT EMPLOYERS.>>REPORTER: EMPLOYEES WHO WORK IN RESTRICTED AREAS HAVE TO BE CLEARED BY TRANSPORT CANADA. AND THAT INCLUDES BACKGROUND CHECKS BY CSIS, THE R.C.M.P. AND IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS. THEY DON’T NECESSARILY HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE RIGOROUS SECURITY CHECKS EACH PASSENGER DOES EVERY TIME THEY GO TO WORK. INSTEAD, THEY ARE SCREENED AT RANDOM AND THE PASSES VERIFIED DAILY.>>INTERVIEW: EVER DAY, EVERYONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT WORKS IN THE SECURITY ZONE, WE DO A DATA BASE CHECK OF POLICE FILES AND OTHER THINGS TO MAKE SURE THEY CONTINUE TO BE RELIABLE AND THE PROOF IS WE DETECTED SOME PROBLEMS.>>REPORTER: THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE POLICE PRESENCE AT THE AIRPORT AND WHETHER SIX ARMED OFFICERS ARE ENOUGH TO THWART A POSSIBLE ATTACK LIKE THIS ONE IN FORT LAUDERDALE. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INSISTS WITH MULTIPLE AGENCIES IN PLACE, SECURITY IS ROBUST AND SAID MORE THAN 1,000 CLEARANCES FOR EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN REFUSED OR CANCELLED AT AIRPORTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS. ALISON NORTHCOTT, CBC NEWS, MONTREAL.>>PETER: CANADA’S PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY SAID 25 PEOPLE IN FOUR PROVINCES ARE SICK WITH E. COLI LINKED TO NOW RECALLED ROBIN HOOD FLOUR. THE ALL PURPOSE FLOUR WAS SOLD IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, ALBERTA, SASKATCHEWAN AND MANITOBA. THE AFFECTED PRODUCT WAS 10 KILOGRAM BAGS WITH A BEST BEFORE DATE OF APRIL 17, 2018.>>>FORD IS RECALLING MORE THAN 20,000 VEHICLES IN CANADA. THE COMPANY SAID THE ENGINES OF 2014 TO 2015 MODELS CAN OVERHEAT. POTENTIALLY CAUSING FIRE. SOME OF THEM ALSO HAVE FAULTY DOOR LATCHES. THEY CAN CAUSE CAR DOORS TO OPEN UNEXPECTEDLY.>>>IN WASHINGTON, RUSSIA IS NEVER FAR FROM MAKING HEADLINES. TWO CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATIONS HAVE BEEN LOOKING INTO HOW THE KREMLIN INFLUENCED THE U.S. ELECTION. THE HOUSE INVESTIGATION APPARENTLY STALLED BY POLITICAL INFIGHTING. THE SENATE INVESTIGATING LARGELY OUT OF THE NEWS UNTIL TODAY. THE HEAD OF ITS FIRST HEARING — AHEAD OF ITS FIRST HEARING TODAY, THE SENATORS GIVE SOME DETAILS. PAUL HUNTER HAS THE STORY.>>REPORTER: IF YOU ARE WONDERING WHAT EXACTLY U.S. SENATORS ARE LOOKING INTO AS THEY DIG INTO ALLEGATIONS OF RUSSIAN HACKING DURING LAST YEAR’S U.S. ELECTION, CONSIDER THE WORDS TODAY OF DEMOCRATIC SENATOR MARK WARNER. WHO IS HELPING LEAD THE INVESTIGATION.>>WHAT CONCERNS ME IS AT LEAST SOME REPORTS, WE HAVE TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS, THAT THERE WERE UPWARDS OF 1,000 PAID INTERNET TROLLS WORKING OUT OF A FACILITY IN RUSSIA.>>REPORTER: INTERNET TROLLS ARE PEOPLE WHO CREATE AND PUBLISH INFLAMMATORY POSTINGS ACROSS THE INTERNET MEANT TO STIR UP EMOTIONS. INCLUDING WHAT HAS COME TO BE KNOWN AS FAKE NEWS. FABRICATED STORIES THAT POP-UP FOR ANYONE TO READ UNWITTINGLY. AS WARNER PUT IT TODAY…>>THEY CAN GENERATE NEWS DOWN TO SPECIFIC AREAS. IT HAS BEEN REPORTED TO ME WE HAVE TO FIND IT OUT WHETHER THEY IN AFFECT SPECIFIC AREAS IN WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN AND PENNSYLVANIA.>>REPORTER: DURING THE CAMPAIGN, SOME OF THE STORIES ON CLINTON DEEMED FAKE GOT UGLY.>>CLINTON IS SICK, CLINTON IS TAKING MONEY FROM SOME SOURCE. FAKE NEWS.>>Reporter: ADD TO THAT, HE SAID, SEARCH ENGINES MANIPULATED TO PROMOTE KREMLIN DISINFORMATION. AND IF ANY OF THAT ACTUALLY INFLUENCED VOTERS, NOW CONSIDER THE THREE STATES SPECIFICALLY REFERENCED BY WARNER. IN AN ELECTION NIGHT SURPRISE AND BY SLIM MARGINS, EACH WAS WON BY DONALD TRUMP. AND THE VALUE OF THOSE THREE STATES IN THE U.S. ELECTORAL COLLEGE WAS MORE THAN ENOUGH TO PUT TRUMP OVER THE TOP AND INTO THE WHITE HOUSE. THEN AGAIN, TRUMP CAMPAIGNED HARD IN EACH OF THOSE STATES IN THE WANING DAYS OF THE CAMPAIGN. SOMETHING HE CREDITED AS A KEY FACTOR IN HIS VICTORY.>>I AM NOT HERE TO RE LITIGATE THE ELECTION. I BELIEVE PART OF OUR RESPONSIBILITY IS TO PUT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC ON A HIGHER LEVEL OF ALERT. THIS TIME IT WAS RUSSIA, IT COULD BE OTHER FOREIGN NATIONS AS WELL.>>Reporter: DON’T FORGET, NONE OF IS PROVEN. IT IS CLEAR THAT AT LEAST PART OF WHAT THE INVESTIGATION WILL FOCUS ON. AMONG THE FIRST TO PICK UP ON WARNER’S COMMENTS, RUSSIAN STATE MEDIA, SUGGESTING MAYBE THE SENATOR SHOULD LEARN HOW SEARCH ENGINES WORK.>>PETER: THERE IS SHOCK AND SORROW IN TEXAS TONIGHT. AT LEAST 12 PEOPLE WERE KILLED WHEN A SMALL CHURCH VAN COLLIDED WITH A PICKUP TRUCK. THE STATEMENT FROM THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SAID THE VAN WAS CARRYING 14 SENIORS RETURNING FROM A RELIGIOUS RETREAT. IT IS NOT CLEAR WHETHER THE LONE PERSON IN THE TRUCK WAS AMONG THE CASUALTIES.>>>COMING UP… THE INVISIBLE DANGER LURKING IN A LOT OF CALGARY HOMES.>>INTERVIEW: AT FIRST IT WAS HOW SERIOUS IS THE HAZARD.>>PETER: PLUS, CANADA’S FUTURE MILITARY OFFICERS. A NEW REPORT OUTLINES THE CHALLENGES THEY FACE.>>>THE CANADIAN SENATOR UNDER FIRE FOR HER COMMENTS ABOUT RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS WAS FACED — FACE-TO-FACE WITH TWO SURVIVORS. LYNN BEYAK HAS BEEN OUTSPOKEN ABOUT HOW THE POSITIVE EXPERIENCES OF FORMER STUDENTS HAVE BEEN LARGELY IGNORED. THE SURVIVORS TOLD A DIFFERENT STORY. THE CBC’S KATIE SIMPSON WAS WATCHING THE MEETING.>>REPORTER: AS THE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS ARRIVED FOR THEIR TESTIMONY AT TONIGHT’S SENATE COMMITTEE, THE CONSERVATIVE SENATOR LYNN BEYAK KEPT HER HEAD DOWN. BOTH SURVIVORS TOOK THEIR SEATS AND THEN SHARED THEIR HORRIFIC EXPERIENCES IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM.>>I WAS DESTRUCTIVE TO MYSELF. I WAS SUICIDAL.>>REPORTER: THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE LISTENED INTENTLY. SOME MADE IT CLEAR OF DISTANCING THEMSELVES FROM BEYAK. SHE WAS NOT MENTIONED BY NAME. BUT SEVERAL SENATORS WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO CHALLENGE HER RECENT COMMENTS.>>EVEN TODAY THERE ARE SOME WHO REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FULL TRUTH ABOUT INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS.>>WE WILL NOT CHANGE PEOPLE WHO ARE SET IN THEIR WAYS TODAY. WE WILL CHANGE THE YOUNG PEOPLE.>>REPORTER: PETER HARDER, THE GOVERNMENT LEADER IN THE SENATE, SAID THE COMMENTS ARE HURTING EFFORTS TO IMPROVE THE CHAMBER’S IMAGE.>>THAT IS A KICK IN THE GUT.>>WHAT DO YOU DO?>>YOU CARRY ON BY SHOWING THAT THE WORK OF THE SENATE IS RELEVANT TO CANADIANS.>>REPORTER: BEYAK IS FACING RENEWED CALLS TO STEP DOWN FROM THE SENATE’S COMMITTEE ON ABORIGINAL ISSUES. AFTER DEFENDING HER POSITION ON RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS AND SUGGESTING SHE UNDERSTANDS FORMER STUDENTS’ PAIN.>>I SUFFERED WITH THEM. I APPRECIATE THEIR SUFFERING MORE THAN THEY WILL EVER KNOW. I DON’T NEED MORE EDUCATION. I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED SINCE WE DOUBLE DATED WHEN I WAS 15 WITH AN ABORIGINAL FELLOW AND HIS WIFE.>>REPORTER: BEYAK CONTINUES TO STAND BY HER ORIGINAL CONCERN. THAT NOT ENOUGH ATTENTION HAS BEEN PAID TO THE POSITIVE STORIES FROM RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS. AT A CBC TOWN HALL ON MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN LAST NIGHT, BEYAK’S WORDS BROUGHT THIS SURVIVOR TO TEARS.>>I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW IT STILL HURTS A LOT. I WANT THIS PERSON, LYNN BEYAK, PLEASE STAND IN MY SHOES.>>REPORTER: LATE TONIGHT, BEYAK ACKNOWLEDGED HER ORIGINAL COMMENTS CAUSED HARM. SHE DIDN’T APOLOGIZE. BUT DID REPEAT HER CALL FOR A NATIONAL AUDIT OF FINANCING ON RESERVES TO IMPROVE SPENDING. PETER.>>PETER: THANK YOU.>>>HUNDREDS GATHERED ON WESTMINSTER BRIDGE TODAY TO REMEMBER THE VICTIMS OF LAST WEEK’S DEADLY ATTACK IN LONDON. SUPPORTERS, FAITH GROUPS, POLICE OFFICERS, SURVIVORS AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE VICTIMS CAME TOGETHER IN SOLIDARITY. FOUR PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND MANY OTHERS SERIOUSLY INJURED WHEN THE ATTACKER DROVE INTO PEDESTRIANS ON THE BRIDGE. AND STABBED AN OFFICER OUTSIDE THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT.>>>TODAY THE EUROPEAN UNION RECEIVED A LETTER FROM BRITAIN THAT SAYS IN A NUTSHELL, I AM LEAVING. THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HAS INVOKED ARTICLE 50. OF THE TREATY THAT GOVERNS THE EU. IT MARKS THE OFFICIAL END OF A DECADE LONG RELATIONSHIP. AND THE BEGINNING OF WHAT COULD BE A VERY BITTER DIVORCE. NAHLAH AYED HAS THAT TONIGHT.>>REPORTER: AT THE APPOINTED HOUR, BRITAIN AGAIN THE LONG WALK AWAY. NINE MONTHS AFTER THAT HISTORIC VOTE, THE PRIME MINISTER STARTED THE COUNT DOWN TO EXIT THE EU.>>THIS IS AN HISTORIC MOMENT FROM WHICH THERE CAN BE NO TURNING BACK. BRITAIN IS LEAVING THE EUROPEAN UNION.>>REPORTER: THE LETTER SHE SIGNED HAND DELIVERED TO BRUSSELS. STARTS AN UNPRECEDENTED PROCESS.>>HERE IS THIS. 6 PAGES.>>REPORTER: A PAINFUL ONE. BRUSSELS WILL BE FOCUSSED ON LIMITING THE DAMAGE TO THE EU CLUB.>>THERE IS NO REASON TO PRETEND THAT THIS IS A HAPPY DAY. NEITHER IN BRUSSELS NOR IN LONDON.>>REPORTER: IT BEGAN WITH A YES, NO VOTE. IT WILL IN THE DAYS AHEAD, BE A PROFOUNDLY COMPLEX NEGOTIATION.>>TODAY IS A STARTING GUN. IT IS A STARTING GUN FOR A MARATHON AND NOT A SPRINT.>>REPORTER: ONE THAT MAY BE AMBITIOUS FOR THE ALLOTTED TWO YEARS.>>INTERVIEW: WE WANT TO NEGOTIATE FUTURE TRADE ARRANGEMENTS, THEY WANT TO NEGOTIATE A DIVORCE SETTLEMENT. IT IS ONLY AFTER WE DECIDED WHAT WE ARE NEGOTIATING AND THAT MAY BE MONTHS AWAY THAT WE START TO NEGOTIATE.>>THE WORLD NEEDS DEMOCRATIC VALUES OF EUROPE.>>REPORTER: MAY HAS PROMISED A BREXIT THAT IS SMOOTH AND ORDERLY. UNLIKE SOME MOMENTS IN PARLIAMENT TODAY. LIKE CLOCKWORK, A CLOSER BREXIT IS NOW AS CRITICS WARNED THREATENING TO PULL THE UNITED KINGDOM APART.>>THE MOTION AS AMENDED IS THEREFORE AGREED.>>REPORTER: THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT VOTED TO HOLD A SECOND INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM.>>ON TODAY OF ALL DAYS, WE SHOULD BE COMING TOGETHER AS A UNITED KINGDOM. TO GET THE BEST DEAL FOR BRITAIN.>>REPORTER: AND EVEN A BITTER EXIT IS BETTER THAN ONE THAT IS BAD FOR THE U.K. SAID ONE OF BREXIT’S BIGGEST CHAMPIONS.>>HAPPY. I MEAN TODAY FOR ME, 25 YEARS OF CAMPAIGNING, THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM CAME TRUE. I AM PLEASED.>>REPORTER: EVEN BEFORE THE DAY HAD ENDED, THE ARGUMENTS HAD ALREADY STARTED. WHAT WILL GET IN THE WAY OF A NEW DEAL ARE THE SAME REASONS THAT BRITAIN IS LEAVING TO BEGIN WITH. FOR ONE, A DECISION WILL REQUIRE THE AGREEMENT OF 27 OTHER COUNTRIES. NAHLAH AYED, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>PETER: WE GET THE FIRST SIGNS OF HOW BAD THE BREAK UP WILL BE IN A MONTH. AT AN EU SUMMIT WHERE MEMBERS WILL AGREE ON FORMAL NEGOTIATION GUIDELINES. BUT BEFORE TALKS BEGIN, TWO KEY ELECTIONS HAVE TO HAPPEN IN FRANCE AND IN GERMANY. WITH EUROPE’S TOP LEADERSHIP IN PLACE, THE NEGOTIATIONS CAN START IN EARNEST. UNLESS EVERYONE AGREES TO EXTEND THE DEADLINE, TWO YEARS FROM TODAY, MARCH 29TH, 2019, BRITAIN WILL BE OUT OF THE EU.>>>BREXIT IS ALREADY HAVING AN IMPACT IN THE U.K. ONE THAT SUPPORTERS MAY NOT HAVE ANTICIPATED. THAT’S LATER ON “THE NATIONAL.”>>RIGHT NOW, STAY TUNED FOR NEWS ABOUT A WIDESPREAD HOUSEHOLD HAZARD. [*]>>PETER: IT IS COLOURLESS AND ODOURLESS. IT IS THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF LUNG CANCER IN CANADIANS. MANY PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA THEY ARE BEING EXPOSED TO RADON GAS EVERY DAY IN THEIR OWN HOMES. IN FACT, A NEW STUDY FOUND IN CALGARY, ONE IN EIGHT HOMES HAVE RADON LEVELS THAT EXCEED HEALTH CANADA ACCEPTABLE SAFE LIMIT. CAROLYN DUNNE HAS MORE.>>REPORTER: WHEN BOB AND ERIN MOVED INTO THEIR 3300 SQUARE FOOT HOME IN 2014, IT WAS PERFECT FOR RAISING THEIR GROWING FAMILY. THEN AFTER SEEING AN OFFER TO PARTICIPATE IN A UNIVERSITY RADON STUDY, THEY BEGAN TO WONDER IF THEIR HOME HAD COME WITH SOMETHING ELSE.>>INTERVIEW: YEARS AGO I HEARD THAT RADON IS A HEALTH HAZARD. I THOUGHT, LET’S PARTICIPATE AND FIND OUT MORE ABOUT IT AND SEE IF IT IS AN ISSUE IN THE HOUSE.>>REPORTER: IT WAS. THE RADON READING WAS NEARLY TWICE WHAT HEALTH CANADA CONSIDERS ACCEPTABLE. THEIR’S IS ONE OF MORE THAN THAN MANY HOMES TESTED FOR RADON. BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY. ONE IN EIGHT HOMES CONTAINED LEVELS HIGHER THAN HEALTH CANADA’S ACCEPTABLE LIMIT OF 200 BQ PER CUBIC METRE. A MEASURE OF RADIOACTIVITY. THE LEVELS RANGE FROM 200 TO 3341BQ PER CUBIC METRE. THE RELATIVE LIFETIME RISK OF LUNG CANCER INCREASES WITH HIGHER CHRONIC EXPOSURE. BUT THAT IS NOT ALL RESEARCHERS FOUND.>>INTERVIEW: NEWER HOMES HAD ABOUT 31.5% HIGHER AVERAGE RATE — RADON COMPARED TO OLDER HOMES.>>Reporter: HOMES BUILT IN THE PAST 25 YEARS ARE TALLER AND ACT LIKE GIANT CHIMNEYS. SUCKING IN RADON GAS FROM THE GROUNDS. THEY TEND TO BE MORE AIR TIGHT TO SAVE ENERGY. SO THE DANGEROUS RADON GAS IS TRAPPED IN THE HOME. THE MCCAULEYS SPENT $2,500 TO FIX THE PROBLEM. A PIPE DRILLED THROUGH THE BASEMENT FLOOR AND A SEALED FAN SYSTEM DID THE TRICK.>>INTERVIEW: WHY NOT SPEND THE MONEY AND MAKE IT RADON FREE AND ELIMINATE THE ODDS OF HER AND HER LITTLE BROTHER GETTING LUNG CANCER.>>REPORTER: WITH 16% OF LUNG CANCERS IN CANADA ESTIMATED TO BE ASSOCIATED TO RADON, THE RESEARCHERS NEXT FRONTIER IS DEVELOPING TESTS TO IDENTIFY RADON SPECIFIC CANCERS. CAROLYN DUNNE, CBC NEWS, CALGARY.>>PETER: OTTAWA’S POLICE CHIEF IS TELLING HIS OFFICERS NOT TO WEAR WRIST BANDS THAT SUPPORT A COLLEAGUE CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER DURING THEIR WORK HOURS. THE WRIST BANDS ARE BEING SOLD BY THE OTTAWA POLICE ASSOCIATION TO SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH CONSTABLE DANIEL MONTSION. THEY SAID UNITED WE STAND ALONGSIDE MONTSION’S BADGE NUMBER. ABDIRAHMAN ABDI DIED LAST JULY AFTER A CONFRONTATION WITH MONTSION AND ANOTHER OFFICER. ABOUT 1200 WRIST BANDS HAVE BEEN PURCHASED. THE POLICE CHIEF SAID COMMUNITY PERCEPTIONS MUST BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.>>>THE CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE STAFF SAID THERE ARE NO SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS AT THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE IN KINGSTON. A REPORT OUT TODAY INTO ALLEGED SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AND SUSPECTED SUICIDES AT THE CADET ACADEMY, POINTS TO ISSUES OF LEADERSHIP AND STIGMA AROUND REPORTING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES TO SUPERIORS. MURRAY BREWSTER EXPLAINS.>>I AM SATISFIED WITH THE REPORT.>>REPORTER: THE INVESTIGATION INTO TRAGEDIES AND TROUBLES AT KINGSTON ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE HAS THE POTENTIAL OF BLOWING UP IN THE MILITARY’S FACE.>>I AM DELIGHTED TO REPORT THAT, YOU KNOW, THERE IS NO ONE SINGLE CAUSE OF CONCERN.>>REPORTER: THE REPORT DID, HOWEVER, FIND CADETS AT THE 140-YEAR-OLD COLLEGE WERE STRESSED OUT AND CYNICAL. THE NEGATIVE STRESSORS CENTERED ON INCONSISTENT LEADERSHIP. THE REVIEW WAS ORDERED LAST FALL AFTER A TROUBLING SERIES OF EVENTS. A TRIO OF SUSPECTED SUICIDES. REPORTS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AND HARASSMENT. INCLUDING CAT CALLS DURING A 2015 PRESENTATION TO CADETS BY AN ADVOCATE FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION. WHO WAS HIRED TO SPEAK TO THEM. THE MILITARY INSISTS IT FOUND NO SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS.>>WHETHER IT IS RELATED TO SUICIDES, OR WHETHER RELATED TO HARMFUL INAPPROPRIATE SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR, THERE WOULD BE FAR MORE INDICATORS.>>Reporter: DND HAS STRUGGLED WITH A REPORT BY THE JUSTICE. SHE FOUND THE MILITARY WAS ARRIVE WITH SEXUALIZED CULTURE AND MOST VICTIMS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT DO NOT REPORT IT. UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS STILL A STIGMA ATTACHED TO THOSE WHO SEEK OR WANT TO SEEK ASSISTANCE. MANY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT BEING PERCEIVED AS BEING WEAK. IT IS ALL OVER BLOWN SAID THE CADETS WHO AGREED TO BE INTERVIEWED TODAY.>>INTERVIEW: I THINK THE MEDIA SOMETIMES VILLAINIZES WHAT HAPPENS. THE ISSUES WERE NOT AS GRAVE AS PEOPLE THOUGHT THEY WERE.>>IT SEEMS UNLIKELY, GIVEN THE JUSTICE’S FINDINGS OF THE HIGH LEVEL OF UNDER REPORTING OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE, THAT STUDENTS AND CADETS WILL COME FORWARD.>>REPORTER: THE ADVOCATE WHO FACED CAT CALLS FROM CADETS TWO YEARS AGO.>>INTERVIEW: IT IS DISCONCERTING FOR ME WHEN YOU HEAR FOLKS WHO ARE NEWLY ENTERED INTO THE MILITARY WHO ADOPTED THE MENTALITY THAT YOU HAVE TO BE STOIC IN THE FACE OF ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING.>>REPORTER: THERE IS THE QUESTION OF WHETHER THE MILITARY SHOULD HAVE INVESTIGATED ITSELF. JULIE LALONDE AND EMMA PHILLIPS SAID NO. CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>PETER: COMING UP, NEW DETAILS FROM INSIDE A TRAGIC HOSTAGE DRAMA.>>THAT WAS THE LAST…>>Peter: KIDNAPPERS KILLED HER CANADIAN PARTNER. SHE TELLS HER STORY TO ADRIENNE ARSENAULT.>>>PLUS, WE UNCOVER A HIDDEN COST OF BREXIT.>>>TIME TO CHECK THE BUSINESS NUMBERS, THE TSX ROSE 59 POINTS. THE DOLLAR CLOSED UP MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A CENT. IN NEW YORK, THE DOW LOST 42 POINTS. THE PRICE OF OIL WENT UP MORE THAN A DOLLAR A BARREL.>>THE KIDNAPPERS HAD A FAMILY DAY?>>INTERVIEW: YEAH, YEAH, I TALKED TO THE WIFE OF THE GUY WHO DID THE BEHEADING. I TALKED TO HER, I SAID CAN YOU PLEASE TALK TO YOUR HUSBAND.>>PETER: IN 2015, AN UNWILLING PLAYER IN AN INTERNATIONAL HOSTAGE DRAMA. SHE WAS HELD IN HER NATIVE PHILIPPINES ALONGSIDE WESTERN CAPTIVES, TWO OF THEM FROM CANADA. SHE WITNESSED EVERY GRIM TWIST AND PLAYED A CENTRAL ROLE, TRAPPED BY CIRCUMSTANCE AND HER EMOTIONAL BOND TO ONE CAPTIVE. TONIGHT, SHE SHARES NEW DETAILS WITH ADRIENNE ARSENAULT. LIKE JUST HOW CLOSE THEY CAME TO RESCUE.>>I AM SO PROUD OF YOU. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU. YOU ARE THE STRONGEST WOMAN I KNOW. SERIOUSLY.>>Reporter: AS MUCH AS TESS’S CONVECTION CONFIDANTES HER, CREATES THAT SHADOW THAT FALLS OVER HER SOMETIMES, SHE DOESN’T WANT TO EVER LET IT GO.>>SORRY, EVERY TIME I SEE YOU, I CRY.>>I KNOW. TESS.>>REPORTER: IT IS A 15 TIME HOUR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HER AND THE PHILIPPINES. TALKING IS NOT ALWAYS EASY.>>HOW ARE YOU SLEEPING? ARE YOU HAVING NIGHTMARES? ARE YOU SLEEPING OKAY?>>ACTUALLY, SOMETIMES I AM STILL DREAMING. I AM STILL DREAMING OF THOSE GUYS.>>REPORTER: ODDLY THE TWO HAVE NEVER ACTUALLY MET. THEY MUST ONE DAY. DESTINY AND DEATH HAVE FOREVER LINKED THEM. ROBERT HALL IS THE CONNECTION. ONE OF TWO CANADIANS KIDNAPPED, THEN BEHEADED BY THE TERROR GROUP LAST YEAR. THIS IS HIS SISTER. TESS HIS GIRLFRIEND WHO WAS CAPTURED ALONGSIDE HIM. HELD UNTIL THE UGLY END.>>KEEP TALKING. IT HELPS, DOESN’T IT?>>REPORTER: TESS HAS NOT TALKED MUCH. SHE IS STARTING.>>I AM NOT REALLY — BECAUSE I AM STILL SCARED OF THEM. I AM STILL SCARED.>>REPORTER: YOU CAN’T BLAME HER FOR THAT. SHE REMEMBERS WHAT THE KIDNAPPERS LOOK LIKE AND THEY KNOW SHE DOES. THEY ARE STILL AROUND. SHE TOLD US NOT TO RISK TO GO TO A VILLAGE. IT WOULD BE SAFER TO MEET IN MANILA TO SHARE THE STORIES.>>SOMETIMES I REGRET BECAUSE I WAS THINKING THAT I DID MY BEST BECAUSE — I DID LOTS OF THINGS TO HELP ROBERT, TO SAVE ROBERT’S LIFE. IT IS NOT WORKING.>>REPORTER: THE TALE OF TESS AND ROBERT STARTED AS A LOVE STORY. THEY MET ONLINE IN 2014 AND CONNECTED IN PERSON IN THE PHILIPPINES. THERE WAS TIME WITH HER SON, LOVE LETTERS, A RING, AND GREAT VACATIONS ON HIS BOAT. DOCKED RIGHT THERE ON AN ISLAND MARINA. THAT IS WHERE THEY WERE SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2015. AROUND MIDNIGHT, ROBERT GOT UP TO MAKE POPCORN. AND MADE A SDIS — DISASTROUS MOVE HE TURNED ON A LIGHT.>>HE TURNED ON THE LIGHT. I SAW THE FACES IN THE DOOR OF THE BOAT. THERE WERE FOUR. THEY HAD GUNS.>>REPORTER: BOATS OVER, JOHNS RIDSDEL, ANOTHER CANADIAN, HEARD THE COMMOTION AND RUSHED TO HELP. AND THEN GRABBED HIM TOO. AS WELL AS A NORWEGIAN MANAGING THE MARINA. ALL FOUR HOSTAGES NOW SHOVED INTO BOATS TO BE TAKEN AWAY TO A MORE REMOTE SOUTHERN ISLAND. TESS STARTED TO LISTEN TO THE KIDNAPPERS’ CONVERSATION. IMMEDIATELY SHE KNEW THEY WERE ABU SAYEF.>>I TALKED TO JOHN AND ROBERT. THIS IS IT. THIS IS WHAT I THINK.>>REPORTER: OF COURSE THEY ARE NOTORIOUS FOR DEMANDING HUGE RANSOMS AND THEN MURDERING THOSE WHO DO NOT PAY. TESS HAD TO WEIGH WHAT SHE WOULD TELL ROBERT AND THE OTHERS. YOU WERE IN THE WEIRD SPOT OF HAVING TO TRANSLATE.>>YEAH.>>REPORTER: FOR EVERYBODY?>>YEAH.>>REPORTER: SHE HAD TO KEEP IT UP FOR MONTHS AND MEASURE EVERY WORD SHE SAID. DON’T UPSET THE KIDNAPPERS AND KEEP THE FELLOW HOSTAGES CALM. ROBERT AND JOHN WERE FIXATED ON ONE HOPE, THE PROSPECT OF A NEW PRIME MINISTER. THEY WERE THRILLED WHEN TRUDEAU WAS ELECTED.>>JOHN SAID HE IS A NICE PERSON. I KNOW HE CAN DO SOMETHING TO SAVE US. JOHN AND ROBERT THEY ARE NOT REALLY EXPECTING FOR MONEY. RANSOM MONEY. THEY WERE EXPECTING SOMETHING. YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW.>>REPORTER: A RESCUE.>>YEAH. BEING OPTIMISTIC.>>Reporter: WHAT ROBERT WANTED WAS A CANADIAN SPECIAL FORCES RESCUE. THAT WAS NOT IN THE WORKS. TIME DRAGGED. THE KIDNAPPERS WERE COCKY ENOUGH TO BRING IN VISITORS.>>THE ABU SAYEF, I SAW SOME OF THE WIVES, SOMETIMES IF THEY HAVE A FAMILY DAY, THEY CALL FAMILY DAY. THEY HAVE THE WIVES AND THE KIDS.>>REPORTER: THE KIDNAPPERS HAD A FAMILY DAY?>>YEAH, YEAH.>>REPORTER: THEY WOULD BRING THE FAMILY.>>BRING THEIR FAMILY. I TALKED TO THE WYE OF THE GUY WHO DID THE BEHEADING. I TALKED TO HER THAT PLEASE, CAN YOU PLEASE TALK TO YOUR HUSBAND. BECAUSE OF COURSE HE IS THE LEADER, CAN YOU TALK TO HIM THAT THIS MONEY THAT THEY WERE ASKING, IT IS RIDICULOUS. SHE TOLD ME OKAY, OKAY. OKAY, I WILL TALK TO HIM. I WILL TALK TO HIM. I DIDN’T TRUST THEM. I DIDN’T TRUST THEM.>>REPORTER: THERE WERE NO CONCESSIONS. LIFE GOT EVEN MORE DANGEROUS. THE PHILIPPINE MILITARY SEEMED TO BE GOING AFTER ABU SAYEF. TESS REMEMBERS NINE ASSAULTS, BULLETS FLYING AND ALWAYS WONDERING MAYBE THEY WOULD BE FREE. BUT, NO.>>SOMETIMES, WE FELT SCARED, OF COURSE, AND SOMETIMES AFTER THE FIGHT WE SAY, IT IS FRUSTRATING BECAUSE WE ARE STILL HERE.>>REPORTER: TESS’S MEMORY SEEMS ACCURATE BECAUSE THE PHILIPPINE MILITARY CLAIMS IT WAS TRYING TO RESCUE THE HOSTAGES AND, YES, THERE WERE NINE ASSAULTS.>>YOU WERE NEAR, MANY TIMES YOU WERE ABLE TO HIT THE ENEMY, BUT UNFORTUNATELY THEY DID — THE VICTIMS WERE NOT RESCUED BECAUSE THE ENEMY HAS OTHER TACTICS.>>REPORTER: THE MILITARY SENT THE PHOTOS OF THE PHILIPPINE CASUALTIES, OF ALL THE EFFORTS, FOR NOT JUST THE CANADIANS. BUT VIETNAMESE HOSTAGES HELD NEARBY. THESE ARE NOT JUST INJURIES BUT DEATHS. HOW MANY SOLDIERS DID YOU LOSE TRYING TO RESCUE THE CANADIANS?>>WHAT I CAN SAY IS THAT I GIVE YOU A RANGE. FROM 30 TO 35, THAT RANGE FROM DIFFERENT OPERATIONS. THEY LOST THEIR LIVES TRYING TO RESCUE THE KIDNAP VICTIMS. THE CANADIAN KIDNAP VICTIMS.>>REPORTER: HOW CLOSE EXACTLY? CLOSE ENOUGH, HE SAYS, IT HURTS TO THINK ABOUT IT.>>I CAN GENERALIZE, TELL YOU IT IS 100 OR SO, 100 OR 50 METRES. THAT CLOSE.>>REPORTER: 100 METRES IN THE JUNGLE CAN BE A LONG WAY. IT DOES SEEM CLEAR, THOUGH, THE MILITARY HAD EYES ON THE HOSTAGES. INTELLIGENCE REPORTS OBTAINED BY THE CBC SHOW EVEN EARLY ON IN THE KIDNAPPING, OCTOBER 11TH, PHILIPPINE INTELLIGENCE HAD IDENTIFIED THAT 250 MEN WERE GUARDING THE HOSTAGES, WERE POTENTIALLY SHIELDING THEM BRIEFLY AT A MAKESHIFT MOSQUE. THOSE HOSTAGES WERE KEPT ON THE MOVE EVERY DAY FOR MONTHS. THE DAY BEFORE THE RANSOM DEADLINE, TESS SAID THE FIGHTING GOT MORE INTENSE.>>THEY DON’T KNOW, THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY WANT TO DO –>>REPORTER: THE KIDNAPPERS TRIED, SHE SAID, TO SQUEEZE MILLIONS OUT OF RIDSDEL FAMILY ONE LAST TIME. HE WAS TAKEN AWAY IN HANDCUFFS. ROBERT BELIEVING HIS FELLOW CANADIAN WAS GOING HOME. UNTIL THE SOUNDS OF THE BEHEADING VIDEO ECHOED IN THE JUNGLE.>>YOU HEARD — THAT WAS THE TIME WE BELIEVED THAT THEY KILLED JOHN.>>REPORTER: THEN CAME THE CALLS ABOUT ROBERT. TESS THREATENED WITH BEATINGS IF SHE DID NOT TALK TO THE ENGLISH SPEAKING NEGOTIATORS.>>I AM APPEALING TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT.>>REPORTER: SHE BEGGED THE KIDNAPPERS FOR TIME.>>SOMETIMES I BLAME MYSELF. IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT. I STILL REMEMBER THE LAST TIME WE TALKED. ROBERT AND I, THE LAST TIME WE TALKED. THE LAST TIME I FELT HIS HUG. THEY WANTED TO BRING ROBERT AWAY FROM ME. ROBERT SAID, COME ON, GIVE ME A HUG, THAT WAS THE LAST HUG.>>REPORTER: THEY MANAGED TO SLIP HER A NOTE FOR HIS FAMILY AND THEN HE WAS GONE. THE DETAILS OF HIS DEATH SHE KEEPS LOCKED INSIDE. TEN DAYS LATER, THE UNEXPECTED A RANSOM WAS PAID FOR THE NORWEGIAN AND A TRAUMATIZED TESS WAS FREED.>>THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA IS COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF PHILIPPINES, INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS TO PURSUE THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HEINOUS ACT AND BRING THEM TO JUSTICE.>>REPORTER: THE R.C.M.P. INSISTS AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY. NO ONE WE SPOKE WITH HAD CONTACT WITH CANADIAN INVESTIGATORS. AND NO UPDATES ARE ON OFFER. WE HAVE LEARNED THIS, THE BEHEADER IS AT LARGE. AT LEAST TWO OF THE OTHER KIDNAPPERS ALSO TOOK PART IN THE BEHEADING OF A GERMAN TOURIST LAST MONTH. THE NAMES AND FACES WELL KNOWN. THEY HAVE YET TO BE CAUGHT. THEN THERE IS TESS, CARRYING THE PICTURES AND NOTES FROM ROBERT ALWAYS, SHE IS STRUGGLING A BIT WITH HER HEALTH AND THIS IMPULSE TO ALWAYS LOOK OVER HER SHOULDER.>>I HOPE WE CAN SHARE OUR GRIEF.>>REPORTER: TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL FOR A WHILE, TO BE WITH ROBERT’S FAMILY IS WHAT THEY ARE ALL PUSHING FOR.>>I LOVE YOU.>>I LOVE YOU. BE GOOD TO YOURSELF.>>THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE. BYE.>>REPORTER: NOTHING IS EASY HERE. CAN’T BE A VISIT UNTIL THERE IS MONEY FOR THE TRIP. NO ONE HAS BEEN ABLE TO RAISE ENOUGH OF THAT YET. SHE IS A BIT STUCK WITH HER MEMORIES AS COMPANY. THE VERY BEST OF THEM AND THE ONES YOU WOULD NOT WANT TO IMAGINE. ADRIENNE ARSENAULT, CBC NEWS, MANILA.>>PETER: ADRIENNE WILL HAVE MORE FROM THE PHILIPPINES. SHE WILL TAKE US INSIDE THE FIGHT FOR THE COUNTRY ON THE STREETS AND EVEN ONLINE. HERE IS A PREVIEW.>>REPORTER: DEATH IN THE PHILIPPINES DOES NOT JUST HAPPEN NOW. SOMETIMES IT FEELS LIKE IT HAPPENS BY DECREE.>>MY CAMPAIGN AGAINST DRUGS. WILL NOT STOP UNTIL THE LAST — THE LAST DRUG LORD ARE…>>THEY SHOT HIM IN THE HEAD.>>REPORTER: IT CAN LOOK LIKE THERE IS A RANDOMNESS TO THE KILLINGS. THAT DOES NOT SEEM TO BE THE CASE. NEIGHBOURHOODS THAT DRAW UP KILL LISTS. PHOTOGRAPHERS INVESTIGATE AND COUNT THE LOSSES. WHO IS BEHIND THE KILLINGS MAY BE JUST BE TOO DANGEROUS TO ASK. FAMILIES SO POOR, THEY CANNOT AFFORD TO BURY THEIR DEAD. HAVE TO GAMBLE TO PAY FOR FUNERALS. THE POPULATION, THE NUMBERS SUGGEST, THAT STILL SUPPORT THE WAR ON DRUGS. IS THAT SUPPORT REAL?>>PETER: THAT STORY, PLUS FAKE NEWS, PHILIPPINE STYLE. COMING IN THE WEEKS AHEAD.>>>RIGHT NOW, STAY TUNED FOR A BRUTAL TRUTH ABOUT BREXIT. BRITISH BUSINESS IS HOOKED ON EUROPEAN WORKERS. >>THE PROCESS IS NOW UNDERWAY. THE UNITED KINGDOM IS LEAVING THE EUROPEAN UNION.>>PETER: FOR ANYONE IN BRITAIN WHO HAD BEEN SLEEPWALKING TO BREXIT, TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY WAS A WAKEUP CALL. DESPITE THE FACT THE ACTUAL BREAK FROM THE EU IS STILL YEARS AWAY, CONSEQUENCES HAVE ALREADY KICKED IN. AS NAHLAH AYED EXPLAINS, AMID RISING UNCERTAINTY AND A FALLING CURRENCY, BRITAIN IS CHANGING. AND IF YOU BELIEVE MAY, THERE IS NO TURNING BACK.>>REPORTER: THEY ARE CONSTANTLY ON THE MOVE. IN A WORLD THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS. THE LINES WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION ORCHESTRA ARE BLURRED. EQUALLY. AMONG THEM, 13 NATIONALITIES THIS YEAR. THEIR BASE HAS ALWAYS BEEN BRITAIN.>>INTERVIEW: AFTER THE EUROPEAN UNION WAS INVENTED AND — THEY ARE USED TO MOVING ACROSS BORDERS EVERY DAY. THEY CAN MOVE WHERE THEY LIKE.>>REPORTER: THAT IS CHANGING. GIVEN THE U.K.’S DECISION TO GO SOLO. UNIMAGINABLE, BEFORE THAT, THE YOUNG MUSICIANS, LIKE JULIO…>>INTERVIEW: WELL, IT WAS THE MAIN TOPIC FOR MANY WEEKS, AND, YEAH, WE WERE WONDERING WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH THE ORCHESTRA AFTER THIS. WE KNEW THAT SOMETHING WILL HAVE TO CHANGE.>>REPORTER: INEVITABLE, BECAUSE FOR ONE, THE ORCHESTRA IS FUNDED BY THE EU AND THE LOOMING LIMITS TO FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT COULD SPELL AN UNWANTED FINALE. THEY ARE NOT WAITING TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS. AS BRITAIN GIVES OFFICIAL NOTICE TO THE EU OF ITS INTENTIONS TO LEAVE, THEY ARE SOUNDING THE FINAL NOTES OF AN ERA AND PLANNING TO LEAVE TOO.>>INTERVIEW: THE INVITATION CAME TO THINK ABOUT RELOCATING. THE MORE WE THOUGHT ABOUT IT, THE MORE SENSIBLE IT SEEMED TO TAKE A STRATEGIC VIEW NOW AND MAKE THE TRANSITION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.>>REPORTER: BREXIT IS GOING FROM DREADED POSSIBILITY TO LOOMING EVENTALITY. ITS CONSEQUENCES FOR THE ESTIMATED 3 MILLION EU NATIONALS LIVING HERE, ESPECIALLY THE FREE MOVEMENT, ARE IN SOME SECTORS ALREADY FELT AND LAMENTED. VITAL SECTORS LIKE THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE. WHERE THE NUMBER OF EU NURSES REGISTERING HAS REPORTEDLY DECLINED BY 75% SINCE THE VOTE. AN EMERGENCY IN A SYSTEM THAT RELIES ON EU CITIZENS. THIS PICTURE OF ONE SURGICAL TEAM SHARED COUNTLESS TIMES DEMONSTRATES.>>SMALL MOVEMENT IN THAT PROPORTION, IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS AS WE TRAIN MORE PEOPLE DOMESTICALLY, WE PUT LIVES AT RISK. IT MEANS DELAYS FOR PATIENTS IN TERMS OF TREATMENT. IT WOULD MEAN POORER AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES IN THE COMMUNITY FOR PEOPLE IN THEIR OWN HOMES OR IN RESIDENTIAL HOMES.>>REPORTER: LONDON’S AMBITIOUS CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS HAS AN ESCALATING SKILL SHORTAGE. AND A LOOMING THREAT TO SOME 200,000 JOBS. IN HOSPITALITY, SOME LIKE THIS CHAIN ARE TURNING TO SUMMER TEAM INTERNSHIPS TO TRY TO GET AHEAD OF ANY SHORTFALL.>>I WOULD SAY THAT 1 IN 50 PEOPLE THAT APPLY TO OUR COMPANY TO WORK IS BRITISH.>>1 IN 50?>>1 IN 50.>>REPORTER: IT IS A PATTERN WELL KNOWN IN THE COUNTLESS HOTELS HERE. AT THE THRIVING GEORGIAN HOUSE HOTEL, BREXIT IS SEEN AS A BROAD SIDE THAT WILL SPARE NO ONE. BRITISH OWNED, OWNED AND OPERATED, IT IS NEAR 88% STAFFED BY EU CITIZENS. AND HAS BEEN FOR THE 30 YEARS SHE HAS RUN IT.>>INTERVIEW: IT IS COMPLETELY VITAL. I CANNOT IMAGINE HOW WE WOULD OPEN OUR DOORS AND TRADE IF WE DID NOT HAVE EU EMPLOYEES. AND THE THOUGHT IS FRIGHTENING.>>WE HAVE OUR SECRET DOOR. LET’S GO DOWNSTAIRS.>>REPORTER: GABY, A ROMANIAN CITIZEN, IS PROUD TO WORK HERE.>>WHAT DO YOU CALL THIS?>>THE WOODEN CHAMBER. MY COLLEAGUE IS FINISHING.>>I LOVE WORKING HERE.>>REPORTER: THE PRICE IS HIGH. AN 8-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER LEFT WITH HER PARENTS. THE HARD WORK PAYS OFF.>>HOW MUCH MORE DO YOU MAKE HERE?>>A LOT. NOW, I CAN AFFORD TO LIVE HERE LIKE A DECENT LIFE AND TO SEND HOME MONEY.>>REPORTER: SHE IS NOT REJECTED TO THE FUTURE BEYOND THE END OF BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS TWO YEARS FROM NOW. MOVING ELSEWHERE MEANS LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE AND MAYBE STARTING AT THE BOTTOM AGAIN.>>FOR ME, PERSONALLY, THIS IS NOT AN OPTION. I CAN GO BACK.>>WE ARE WORKING HERE. WE PAY THE TAXES. WE DON’T HAVE BENEFITS. I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY WANT US TO GO HOME.>>REPORTER: UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTIONS HANG OVER THE UNCERTAINTY SHARED BY BRITISH AND NON-BRITISH ALIKE. HE HAPPENS TO BE BOTH, A BRITISH CITIZEN WHO FIRST CAME HERE AS A STUDENT FROM CROATIA.>>INTERVIEW: I COME FROM A COUNTRY WHERE NATIONALIST TOOK PRECEDENTS OVERALL ELSE. I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS. IT MEANS BAD NEWS.>>REPORTER: IT IS ONE OF THE LAST CONCERTS BEFORE MOVING ON. HARD TO LET GO WHEN IT HAS BEEN A LIFETIME OF WORK.>>INTERVIEW: AS IT HAPPENS, I AM COMING TO THE END OF MY CAREER. AND MY INTENTION IS TO MAKE SURE THERE IS A SMOOTH TRANSITION TO A NEW REGIME IN BELGIUM.>>REPORTER: THE FUTURE HAS ARRIVED. A BORDERLESS WORLD IS STARTING TO FEEL ONE COUNTRY SMALLER. NAHLAH AYED, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND.>>PETER: COMING UP, ORANGE IS NO LONGER THE NEW BLACK. IT IS NOW A DARKER SHADE THAN YOU HAVE EVER SEEN. [ref’s whistle]>>Announcer: A new season of Still Standing, this summer on CBC. [*]>>Peter: LOOKING AT IT CAN BE UNNERVING, A SPECIAL MATERIAL DESCRIBED AS THE BLACKEST BLACK. AND NOW SCIENTISTS HAVE MADE IT DARKER. THIS IS IT. IT LOOKS ALMOST PHOTO SHOPPED, RIGHT. YOU ARE ACTUALLY LOOKING AT A THREE DIMENSIONAL OBJECT. THE MATERIAL MAKES IT SO DARK AND FEATURELESS, IT LOOKS LIKE A FLAT CIRCLE. IT IS CALLED VANTA-BLACK. THE LATEST VERSION ABSORBS 96% OF VISIBLE LIGHT. IT IS NOT A FABRIC. RATHER, A SPRAY ON COATING MADE WITH TINY TUBES OF CARBON. LIGHT CAN GO IN BUT CAN’T BOUNCE OUT. THE END RESULT, A DARK VOID YOU COULD GET LOST IN.>>>THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT. FOR NEWS AT ANY HOUR, YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE, CBCNEWS.CA. I’M PETER MANSBRIDGE. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. [*]

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