The National for Wednesday, Oct. 23 — Working with the West, high-tech fix for baseball


>>Andrew: TONIGHT, A HUMBLE RETURN TO PARLIAMENT HILL.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: CANADIANS GAVE ME A LOT TO THINK ABOUT ON MONDAY NIGHT.>>Andrew: REDUCED TO A MINORITY, AND REJECTED IN MUCH OF THE WEST. JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S PLANS TO REACH OUT. IAN IS IN ALBERTA WITH REACTION.>>IT’S SOMETHING THAT I’M GOING TO HAVE TO LIVE WITH FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.>>Andrew: CBC NEWS INVESTIGATES THE CHAIN OF EVENTS THE DAY A HAMILTON TEEN WAS KILLED IN FRONT OF HIS MOTHER.>>>IS IT BURNOUT OR SOMETHING MORE? WE LOOK AT THE CANADIAN RESEARCH ON CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME.>>UMPIRES ARE CONSISTENTLY INCONSISTENT.>>Andrew: AND HOW ROBOT UMPIRES COULD CHANGE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FOREVER.>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*)>>>THE VICTORY CELEBRATIONS BEHIND HIM, JUSTIN TRUDEAU NOW FACES THE REALITY IN FRONT OF HIM AND SEEMED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IT WON’T BE EASY. TODAY SPEAKING TO REPORTERS ON CAMERA FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE ELECTION NIGHT, TRUDEAU SHOWED US THE FIRST SIGNS OF HOW HE’LL LEAD HIS MINORITY GOVERNMENT.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: I’M GOING TO TAKE THE TIME NECESSARY TO REALLY REFLECT ON HOW BEST TO SERVE CANADIANS AND HOW TO WORK WITH THOSE OTHER PARTIES.>>Andrew: RELIANT ON THOSE “OTHER PARTIES” FOR HIS GOVERNMENT’S SURVIVAL, WEAKENED ACROSS CANADA, TRUDEAU’S LIBERALS WERE WIPED OUT IN SASKATCHEWAN AND ALBERTA. NOW ALBERTA’S PREMIER SPOKE TONIGHT, UNDERSCORING THE POLITICAL GULF CONFRONTING THE LIBERALS. WE’RE IN CALGARY WITH THE VIEW FROM THE WEST. WHILE IN OTTAWA WE SAW A VERY DIFFERENT JUSTIN TRUDEAU THAN THE ONE WE SAW ON ELECTION NIGHT. THEN HE WAS ALL ABOUT CLAIMING VICTORY AND A CLEAR MANDATE FROM VOTERS. NOW AS DAVID COCHRANE SHOWS US, WE SEEM TO HAVE A PRIME MINISTER WITH REGRETS.>>Reporter: REDUCED TO A MINORITY, REBUKED IN THE WEST. JUSTIN TRUDEAU SAYS HE GOT THE MESSAGE.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: CANADIANS GAVE ME A LOT TO THINK ABOUT ON MONDAY NIGHT.>>Reporter: AT THE TOP OF THAT LIST — HOW TO CONNECT WITH SASKATCHEWAN AND ALBERTA, WHERE VOTERS REJECTED EVERY LIBERAL ON THE BALLOT.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WHY DID THIS HAPPEN IS NOT THE CENTRAL ISSUE THAT WE HAVE. THE CENTRAL ISSUE FOR ME IS HOW DO WE MOVE FORWARD IN A WAY THAT RESPONDS TO THE CONCERNS THAT ALBERTANS AND SASKATCHEWANIANS HAVE CLEARLY EXPRESSED.>>Reporter: TRUDEAU HAS ALREADY SPOKEN TO JASON KENNY AND SCOTT MOE BUT HE’S REACHING PAST THE PREMIERS TO ALSO SPEAK TO THE MAYORS OF CALGARY, EDMONTON, SASKATOON AND REGINA. TRUDEAU HAS YET TO SPEAK WITH THE OTHER PARTY LEADERS AS TO HOW THIS MINORITY PARLIAMENT WILL WORK BUT HE’S ALREADY MADE A BIG DECISION.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: THERE WILL BE VARIOUS AND VARIED CONVERSATIONS BUT I CAN TELL THAT YOU IT IS NOT IN OUR PLANS AT ALL TO FORM ANY SORT OF FORMAL COALITION, FORMAL OR INFORMAL COALITION.>>Reporter: SO HE’LL COUNT ON GOODWILL OR AT LEAST GOOD FAITH AFTER A CAMPAIGN THAT SAW LITTLE OF EITHER.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: I THINK THAT MANY OF US REGRET THE TONE AND THE DIVISIVENESS AND THE DISINFORMATION.>>Reporter: AFTER WEEKS OF ACCUSATIONS AND SMEARS, INCLUDING FROM TRUDEAU HIMSELF, THE PRIME MINISTER EXPRESSED UNEASE OVER THE ATTACKS HE USED TO WIN.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: I THINK THAT THERE WERE BIG SUBSTANTIVE IDEAS THAT WEREN’T FULLY DEBATED IN THIS ELECTION CAMPAIGN. AND I REGRET THAT. AND I RECOGNIZE THAT MUCH OF THIS CAMPAIGN TENDED TO BE AROUND ME. AND I DO HOLD A BIT OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT.>>Reporter: TO IMPROVE THINGS, TRUDEAU SAYS THAT HIS AGENDA WILL FOCUS ON AFFORDABILITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE, AREAS WHERE THERE IS MAJORITY CONSENSUS IN A MINORITY PARLIAMENT. BUT ON ONE DIVISIVE ISSUE TRUDEAU WON’T BUDGE.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WE WILL BE CONTINUING WITH THE TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE EXPANSION.>>Reporter: THE NEXT BIG STEP FOR TRUDEAU IS TO APPOINT HIS CABINET AND THAT HAPPENS ON NOVEMBER 20th. THE PRIME MINISTER SAYS THAT HE PLANS TO STICK WITH A GENDER BALANCE CABINET THOUGH HE’LL HAVE TO FIND A CREATIVE SOLUTION TO FIND NEW MINISTERS FROM ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAN. DAVID COCHRANE, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Andrew: WELL, THAT STRONG LINK TO THE WEST MAY BE ESPECIALLY BE IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW. ALBERTA’S BUDGET DROPS TOMORROW AND THE CUTS ARE EXPECTED. IAN IS THERE WHERE PREMIER JASON KENNEY ADDRESSED THE PROVINCE TONIGHT.>>Ian: ANDREW, THAT SPEECH FOCUSED ON PAIN AND BLAME. FAIR TO SAY THAT MANY HERE WERE DISENCHANTED WITH THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT LONG BEFORE ELECTION NIGHT. HERE WHERE I AM IN CALGARY THE SCARS OF THE OIL GLUT ARE REAL. ABOUT A QUARTER OF THE REAL ESTATE IN DOWNTOWN CALGARY IS VACANT. ACROSS THE PROVINCE UNEMPLOYMENT IS WELL ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. ERIN COLLINS HAS MORE ON THE MOOD HERE IN ALBERTA, INCLUDING A PREMIER EAGER TO TAP INTO THE ANGER DIRECTED AT OTTAWA.>>LET ME BE CLEAR — THIS WILL BE A CHALLENGING BUDGET.>>Reporter: FAR FROM A PEP TALK, JASON KENNEY LAYS OUT THE CASE FOR DEEP BUDGET CUTS WHILE LAYING THE BLAME FOR THEM AT THE FEET OF A FAMILIAR FOE.>>THE STORM CLOUDS OF A POTENTIAL GLOBAL RECESSION ARE ON THE HORIZON AND WE NOW HAVE A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT IS ACTIVELY CAMPAIGNED AGAINST OUR PROVINCE’S VITAL ECONOMIC INTERESTS.>>Reporter: FOR HIS PART, JUSTIN TRUDEAU SAYS THAT HE’S NOT GIVEN UP ON ALBERTA, EVEN IF ALBERTANS APPEAR TO HAVE GIVEN UP ON HIM.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: THERE’S A LOT OF THINKING TO DO ON THAT AND A LOT OF LISTENING TO ALBERTANS AS I HAVE ENDEAVOURED TO DO OVER THE PAST NUMBER OF YEARS, BUT, OBVIOUSLY, I’M GOING TO HAVE TO DO A LOT MORE.>>Reporter: BUT ON THE STREETS OF CALGARY, THERE’S LITTLE TRUST THAT THERE’S WEIGHT BEHIND THOSE WORDS AND A YEARNING FOR ACTION.>>I WAS HOPING TO GO TO ANOTHER GOVERNMENT THAT WANTS JOBS, WANTS OIL, AND THE PIPELINE PUSHED THROUGH. BUT I JUST DON’T FEEL ANY HOPE WITH THIS GOVERNMENT AT ALL.>>Reporter: BYRON NELSON KNOWS ALBERTA’S CONSERVATIVES, NELSON RAN AGAINST JASON KENNEY FOR THE OLD P.C. PARTY LEADERSHIP. AND HE SAYS THAT MANY ALBERTANS ARE FED UP WITH CONFEDERATION.>>I HAVE HEARD SEPARATIST SENTIMENT RISE HIGHER IN CALGARY OVER THE LAST YEAR OR SO THAN I HAVE AT ANY TIME DURING MY LIFETIME.>>Reporter: MOST PEOPLE HERE ARE COMMITTED TO CANADA BUT FRUSTRATION LINGERS, A SENSE THAT ALBERTA PAYS MORE THAN ITS FAIR SHARE.>>WESTERN SEPARATION, NO. THE TRANSFER PAYMENTS, YES. AND I’M ON BOARD WITH THAT. IF YOU THANK OUR OIL IS DIRTY, THEN DON’T TAKE OUR MONEY.>>Reporter: KENNEY’S SPEECH TONIGHT FOCUSED ON TOMORROW’S PROVINCIAL BUDGET BUT THAT DIDN’T STOP THE PREMIER FROM TAKING A PARTING SHOT AT JUSTIN TRUDEAU.>>GIVEN THE GOVERNMENT THAT WE’RE FACING IN OTTAWA NOW, WE MUST BE SELF-RELIANT TO PROTECT OUR FUTURE.>>Reporter: BUT WITH CUTS ON THE WAY, ANGRY ALBERTANS COULD SOON HAVE A TARGET IN EDMONTON AS WELL AS OTTAWA. ERIN COLLINS, CBC NEWS, CALGARY.>>Ian: WE’RE JOINED HERE BY MONTE SOLBERG, A FORMER M.P. FOR FIVE YEARS, AND A CABINET MINISTER IN THE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT. GIVE US YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON HOW PEOPLE IN ALBERTA ARE FEELING.>>AS A FRIEND SAID TO ME THE OTHER DAY, THEY’RE BLOOD ANGRY. PEOPLE ARE AS UPSET AS I HAVE EVER SEEN THEM IN MY MANY YEARS IN AND AROUND POLITICS. I THINK THAT REFLECTS SOME OF THE DIVISIVENESS, NOT JUST OF THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN BUT GOING BACK A WHILE. YOU TOUCHED ON IT, IAN. ALL OF THESE EMPTY BUILDINGS. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE OUT OF WORK. AND PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR HOMES. SUICIDES ARE GOING THROUGH THE ROOF. IT’S A VERY TOUGH TIME HERE AND I THINK THAT ALBERTANS ARE FRUSTRATED THAT THEY FEEL THAT NO ONE IS LISTENING.>>Ian: SO THE PRIME MINISTER SAYS THAT HE WANTS TO ADDRESS IT AND IT SOUNDS LIKE HE MIGHT BE LISTENING. IF HE WERE TO COME TO YOU FOR ADVICE, WHAT WOULD YOU TELL HAD HIM?>>Reporter: I WOULD SAY TO DO THAT, TO LISTEN TO WHAT ALBERTANS ARE SAYING AND WHAT PREMIER KENNEY IS SAYING. SPEND SOME TIME HERE AND TALK SERIOUSLY ABOUT HOW WE ADDRESS THE ECONOMIC ISSUES IN ALBERTA. WE HAVE HEARD A LOT ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, AND THAT’S IMPORTANT. BUT IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO START TO TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT HOW WE GET THE PROVINCE BACK ON ITS FEET ECONOMICALLY AND PROBABLY HOW WE START TO MOVE OIL THROUGH THOSE PIPELINES.>>Ian: AND WE HAVE ABOUT 15 SECONDS LEFT. DO YOU THINK THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE HEALED IN THE SHORT TERM, IN THE NEXT COUPLE YEARS, IN TERMS OF THE SENTIMENT?>>IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME DOING. IT’S GOING TO TAKE ACTION, ACTUALLY. AND THAT’S THE ONLY WAY THAT ALBERTANS ARE GOING TO START TO TRUST ANYONE IN OTTAWA AGAIN.>>Ian: YOU KNOW THIS SENTIMENT AND YOU WERE ONE OF THE EARLY REFORM M.s, AND THE WEST WANTED IN AND WE’RE HEARING THAT KIND OF LANGUAGE ONCE AGAIN. MONTE SOLBERG, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU, IAN.>>Ian: IT’S A BIG DAY TOMORROW AT THE ALBERTA LEGISLATURE. BUDGET DAY, I’LL BE THERE IN EDMONTON WITH WHAT IT MEANS FOR ALBERTA AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH OTTAWA. FOR NOW BACK TO YOU IN TORONTO. ANDREW?>>Andrew: OKAY, SOUNDS GOOD, IAN.>>CBC NEWS HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING EVENTS THAT LED TO THE STABBING DEATH OF A 14-YEAR-OLD ONTARIO BOY AND CHARGES OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER AGAINST TWO OTHER TEENS. JUST WEEKS AGO DEVAN BRACCI-SELVEY WAS ATTACKED NEAR HIS SCHOOL AS HIS MOTHER WATCHED IN HORROR. ELLEN MAURO SPOKE TO MULTIPLE PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT LED TO THAT TERRIBLE MOMENT.>>Reporter: AS A MEMORIAL PLACED OUTSIDE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL STARTS TO FADE, IT’S UNLIKELY THAT SHAWN WAGAR’S MEMORY OF THAT AWFUL DAY EVER WILL.>>IT’S SOMETHING THAT I’M GOING TO HAVE TO LIVE WITH FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE, UNFORTUNATELY.>>Reporter: HIS SON WAS A CLOSE FRIEND OF DEVAN BRACCI-SELVEY PICTURED ON THE RIGHT. WAGAR HAD GONE TO THE SCHOOL THAT MORNING, DEVAN’S MOM TOO, BOTH PARENTS THERE AS THEY HAD BEEN REPEATEDLY OVER THE BULLYING OF THEIR SON. HOW DID YOU FEEL HAVING TO DO THAT OVER AND OVER AGAIN?>>I WAS GETTING TIRED. BUT THEN WHAT ELSE ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO? WE TRUST IN THE SYSTEM, AND THE SYSTEM FAILED.>>Reporter: AS THEY WERE LEAVING THE SCHOOL THE DEADLY CHAIN OF EVENTS BEGAN. WAGAR SAYS THAT DEVAN POINTED OUT A GROUP AT THE ARENA ACROSS THE STREET THAT HE SAID THAT INCLUDED HIS BULLIES.>>A BULLY WAS ON MY LEFT.>>Reporter: WAGAR CONFRONTED THEM.>>AND I SAYS GO OVER THERE AND WE’LL TALK TO THE KIDS AND WE’LL SORT SOMETHING OUT, YOU KNOW.>>Reporter: BUT THINGS QUICKLY ESCALATED. WAGAR SAYS THAT HE WAS DEALT WITH BEAR SPRAY BY THE 18-YEAR-OLD SUSPECTS.>>ALL OF A SUDDEN HE JUST LET THAT THING RIP.>>Reporter: WAGAR ADMITS HITTING THE TEEN AFTER HE WAS SPRAYED.>>I WENT TO A PLACE TO CALM IT DOWN AND I KIND OF FEEL LIKE I WAS THE TRIGGER.>>Reporter: AS WAGAR WENT INSIDE THE SCHOOL TO FLUSH OUT HIS EYES, DEVAN RAN DOWN THE SIDE STREET PURSUED BY A GROUP OF KIDS TO THE BACK OF THE SCHOOL. THERE DEVAN WAS STABBED IN THE BACK, ALLEGEDLY BY THE SECOND SUSPECT, A 14-YEAR-OLD.>>EVERYONE HELD MY SON AND EVEN I DID, AND I TRIED TO SAVE HIM AND I COULDN’T.>>Reporter: ALL OF IT HAPPENING IN THE VIEW OF DEVAN’S MOTHER.>>EVERY TIME I CLOSE MY EYES IT’S THERE. SO I DON’T CLOSE MY EYES. IF I DON’T CLOSE MY EYES I CAN’T RE-LIVE IT.>>Reporter: SCHOOL BOARD OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING WHAT HAPPENED BUT THEY ALREADY SAID THEY DON’T BELIEVE THAT THEY FAILED DEVAN. WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION TO THE STABBING?>>I WASN’T SURPRISED AT ALL.>>Reporter: THIS WOMAN, AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER IN THE DISTRICT, ACCUSES THE BOARD OF BEING WEAK ON DISCIPLINE. CBC NEWS IS CONCEALING HER IDENTITY BECAUSE SHE FEARS LOSING HER JOB FOR SPEAKING OUT.>>THIS IS WHERE THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE COMING FROM, WHERE THEY PRETTY MUCH CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT AND THERE’S VIOLENCE PRETTY MUCH ON A DAILY BASIS WITH VERY LITTLE CONSEQUENCES.>>Reporter: BUT THE CONSEQUENCES ARE ALL TOO REAL FOR THOSE WHO LOVED DEVAN.>>THIS IS SO SENSELESS, THE ENTIRE SITUATION, THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE ME, STABBED ME. I WOULD HAVE TOOK IT AND LEFT A 14-YEAR-OLD TO LIVE.>>Andrew: SO, ELLEN, THAT’S A HELL OF A STORY. WHAT MORE CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE SCHOOL AND THE SCHOOL BOARD TOO?>>Reporter: WELL, WE ACTUALLY LOOKED CLOSELY AT HOW THE HAMILTON-WENTWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT TRACKED SCHOOL VIOLENCE AND WE FOUND THAT THE BOARD HAS A HISTORY OF SUBMITTING INACCURATE OR INCOMPLETE FIGURES. THEY’RE NOT THE ONLY ONES. IN A MONTH-LONG INVESTIGATION WE DISCOVERED A LOT OF REPORTING GAPS, BOTH IN ONTARIO AND THE REST OF CANADA. AND THE SCHOOL BOARDS, ANDREW, ARE NOT THOROUGHLY TRACKING STUDENT VIOLENCE AND SO HOW CAN CONDITION ANYONE CAN CONFIDENT THAT THE GOVERNMENTS KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON AND ARE TAKING THE NECESSARY STEPS TO KEEP KIDS SAFE?>>Andrew: OKAY. ELLEN MAURO, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND I’LL TELL YOU THAT IS A QUESTION THAT HAS INSPIRED A SPECIAL ENTIRE INVESTIGATIVE SERIES THAT WE’RE STARTING TOMORROW MORNING RIGHT ACROSS CBC NEWS. SO WE SURVEYED MORE THAN 4,000 YOUTH ACROSS CANADA ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH VIOLENCE THROUGHOUT THEIR SCHOOL LIVES FROM KINDERGARTEN TO HIGH SCHOOL. I’M GOING TO BE BRINGING YOU SOME OF THOSE SHOCKING ANSWERS. PLUS AN EXTRA PANEL WITH SOLUTIONS. SO TUNE INTO OUR SERIES “SCHOOL VIOLENCE” STARTING TOMORROW ON CBC NEWS.>>>OTTAWA CITY COUNCIL TURNED AGAINST ONE OF ITS OWN TODAY IN AN UNPRECEDENTED MOVE. THEY TURNED DOWN A COUNCILLOR WHO HAD REQUESTED LEAVE FOR MEDICAL REASONS. AND THE REASON WHY — A NUMBER OF WOMEN HAVE ALLEGED TO CBC NEWS THAT HE’S ACTED INAPPROPRIATELY. NOW WHEN JOANNE CHIANELLO BROKE THIS STORY TWO MONTHS AGO, THE COUNCILLOR DROPPED OUT OF PUBLIC VIEW, BUT NOW SHE BRINGS US TODAY’S DEVELOPMENT.>>COUNCILLOR McKENNY.>>NO.>>Reporter: ONE BY ONE, THE COUNCILLORS TOOK A STAND AGAINST THEIR COLLEAGUE. AND WHAT HAD BEEN SIMMERING FOR MONTHS WAS DECIDED IN MINUTES. COUNCILLOR RICK CHIARELLI LOSING HIS BID FOR A LEAVE OF ABSENCE, AN UNHEARD OF DECISION AT CITY HALL.>>AS YOU SAW TODAY THERE WAS PRECIOUS LITTLE SUPPORT FOR COUNCILLOR CHIARELLI. AND I THINK THAT AS MORE ALLEGATIONS COME FORWARD, IT BECOMES MORE DISGUSTING AND VERY UPSETTING AS TO WHAT IS GOING ON IN HIS OFFICE.>>Reporter: CITY COUNCIL VOTED SHORTLY AFTER CBC NEWS REPORTED NEW ALLEGATIONS DATING BACK THREE YEARS. BRITTANY LEES IS THE 13th WOMAN TO DESCRIBE INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR FROM CHIARELLI. LIKE OTHERS, SHE SAYS THAT HER FORMER EMPLOYER ASKED HER TO WEAR REVEALING CLOTHING AND TOOK HER TO BARS TO RECRUIT SO-CALLED VOLUNTEERS.>>WE LEFT AND WE DROVE AROUND MONTRÉAL. AND THEN HE PULLED OUT A LITTLE RED DRESS AND SAID THAT YOU NEED TO GO AND GET SOME VOLUNTEERS AT THIS CLUB.>>Reporter: LEES QUIT AFTER 18 MONTHS, BUT SHE SAID THAT CHIARELLI CALLED HER THIS SUMMER TO ASK HER IF SHE’D COME BACK. IN A BRIEF CONVERSATION SHE MENTIONED THAT SHE’D LOST WEIGHT.>>HE’S LIKE, THAT’S GOOD. CAN YOU STILL WEAR THE CLOTHES? BUT DID YOU LOSE YOUR BOOBS.>>Reporter: IN A STATEMENT CHIARELLI DENIED ALL ALLEGATIONS, SAYING THAT HE’S NEVER TREATED ANYONE IN AN INAPPROPRIATE MANNER. AND THAT HE’S THE TARGET OF AN ORCHESTRATED POLITICAL STRATEGY. HE ALSO PROTESTED THAT SOME OF HIS ACCUSERS WERE ALLOWED TO STAY ANONYMOUS. VICTORIA LAABERS SAID THAT CHIARELLI ASKED HADDER TO WEAR A SEE-THROUGH SHIRT WITHOUT A BRA.>>YOU CAN’T MAKE THAT STUFF UP — YOU CAN’T. AND TO SAY THAT IT’S ANONYMOUS — HI, MY NAME IS VICTORIA. I’M NOT ANONYMOUS. SORRY.>>Reporter: NOW THAT HIS LEAVE HAS BEEN DENIED, CHIARELLI WILL HAVE TO RETURN TO COUNCIL BEFORE THE END OF NOVEMBER OR HIS SEAT WILL BE DECLARED VACANT. JOANNE I SHOULDEL INO, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Andrew: TO THE U.K. AND A JOURNEY WITH A TERRIBLE END EAST OF THE BRITISH CAPITAL. 39 PEOPLE WERE FOUND DEAD IF A TRACTOR-TRAILER, ALMOST CERTAINLY HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS. AS RENÉE FILIPPONE TOLD US, THEIR FINAL HOURS WOULD HAVE BEEN CRAMPED, COLD, AND DESPERATE.>>Reporter: AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AN HOUR EAST OF LONDON BECAME A GRUESOME CRIME SCENE. INSIDE THIS CONTAINER TRUCK, THE BODIES OF 38 ADULTS AND ONE TEENAGER.>>THIS MATTER HAD ATTRACTED NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL INTEREST AND IT’S ABSOLUTELY IMPERATIVE THAT THE OPERATION IS CONDUCTED WITH THE UTMOST RESPECT FOR THE 39 PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES.>>Reporter: FOR TRUCKERS WHO COME HERE EVERY DAY, IT WAS DIFFICULT TO COMPREHEND.>>IT’S HORRIBLE. IT’S QUITE DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE THAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT CLOSE TO THE PLACE WHERE YOU’RE WORKING.>>TRAGIC, ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE, YEAH. SUCH A SHAME. OBVIOUSLY, TRYING TO GET OVER IT FOR A WHILE.>>Reporter: A CARGO TRAILER ARRIVED TO BRITAIN ON A FERRY FROM BELGIUM. IT WAS COLLECTED BY A DRIVER AT A PORT ON THE RIVER THAMES. NOT LONG AFTER SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS IT PULLING INTO THE INDUSTRIAL PARK. THE DRIVER HAS BEEN ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF MURDER. LOCAL MEDIA IDENTIFIED HIM AS MO ROBINSON FROM NORTHERN IRELAND.>>THIS IS AN UNIMAGINABLE TRAGEDY AND TRULY HEARTBREAKING. I KNOW THAT THE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS OF ALL MEMBERS ARE WITH NOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES AND THEIR LOVED ONES.>>Reporter: THESE SMALLER PORTS ARE BECOMING POPULAR WITH CRIMINALS, SMUGGLING MIGRANTS FROM MAINLAND EUROPE AND BEYOND. FIVE YEARS AGO NOT FAR FROM THIS CRIME SCENE, POLICE OPENED UP A CONTAINER WITH DOZENS OF MIGRANTS. ONE MAN DIED. MANY TODAY RECALLED NEARLY 20 YEARS AGO WHEN 58 CHINESE MIGRANTS DIED IN A SIMILAR WAY. IN LATE AFTERNOON, THE TRUCK, ALMOST LIKE A HEARST, TOOK THE 39 BODIES TO A SECURE LOCATION AS THEY TRY AND FIGURE OUT WHO THE VICTIMS ARE. POLICE SAY THAT THIS WILL BE A DIFFICULT INVESTIGATION INVOLVING MANY JURISDICTIONS. AND IT COULD TAKE A LONG TIME TO FIND OUT HOW 39 PEOPLE ENDED UP DEAD IN A TRUCK HERE. RENÉE FILIPPONE, CBC NEWS, GRAYS, ESSEX.>>Andrew: MORE NEWS AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”… (*) (singing).>>Andrew: THE UNLIKELY PROTEST ANTHEM IN LEBANON.>>>AND AN EMOTIONAL MOMENT OF NEIGHBOURLY SACRIFICE IN THE FIELDS OF SASKATCHEWAN. (*)>>Ian: AND WE’RE WATCHING MORE DRAMA IN WASHINGTON TODAY. A CHAOTIC SCENE AS THE REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS STORMED AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. WE’LL TAKE YOU THERE RIGHT AFTER THIS. WE’RE BACK IN TWO MINUTES. (*)>>Andrew: DONALD TRUMP IS LIFTING THE SANCTIONS HE IMPOSED ON TURKEY NINE DAYS AGO. THE U.S. PRESIDENT SAYS THAT TURKEY HAS PROMISED A PERMANENT CEASEFIRE IN NORTHERN SYRIA. AND AS THE CBC’S STEVEN D’SOUZA TELLS US, TRUMP ISN’T BEING SHY ABOUT TAKING ALL THE CREDIT.>>President Donald Trump: COUNTLESS LIVES ARE NOW BEING SAVED AS A RESULT OF OUR NEGOTIATION WITH TURKEY.>>Reporter: HAILING IT AS A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH, DONALD TRUMP SAID THAT ALL SANCTIONS AGAINST TURKEY WOULD BE DROPPED AS HE ANNOUNCED A PERMANENT CEASEFIRE BETWEEN THE TURKISH AND THE KURDISH FORCES IN SYRIA.>>President Donald Trump: THIS WAS AN OUTCOME CREATED BY US, THE UNITED STATES, AND NOBODY ELSE.>>Reporter: BUT SOME SAY THAT TRUMP IS ENDING A CONFLICT HE STARTED. HIS ABRUPT DECISION TO REMOVE THE U.S. FORCES FROM NORTHEASTERN SYRIA EARLIER THIS MONTH GAVE TURKISH PRESIDENT RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN A GREEN LIGHT TO ATTACK LONG-STANDING ENEMIES, THE KURDS. THE FIGHTING DISPLACED THOUSANDS AND SAW TRUMP CRITICIZED, BY BOTH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS, CRITICISM THAT TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENT DID LITTLE TO STOP.>>WE ABANDONED THE KURDS, OUR ALLIES. AND WE ABANDONED THE ABILITY TO CONTINUE TO PUT A CEILING ON TOP OF ISIS. AND WE CAPITULATED, IT WASN’T A NEGOTIATION, WE CAPITULATED TO WHAT ERDOGAN AND THE RUSSIANS WANT.>>Reporter: THE RUSSIANS NOW STEP INTO A VOID LEFT BY THE U.S. DEPARTURE. AFTER SIGNING A DEAL TUESDAY, THEY, ALONG WITH TURKEY, NOW CONTROL THE REGION, THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CEASEFIRE AND THE FATE OF THE KURDS.>>President Donald Trump: LET SOMEONE ELSE FIGHT OVER THIS LONG BLOODSTAINED SAND.>>Reporter: TRUMP’S SPEECH SEEMED TO ECHO GEORGE W. BUSH’S 2003 DECLARATION AND MAJOR COMBAT OPERATIONS WERE OVER IN IRAQ. EVEN THOUGH SOLDIERS REMAIN THERE TO THIS DAY. THE CHIEF ATHLETE HERE IS THE RETURN OF ISIS.>>YOU CANNOT RELY ON SYRIA, RUSSIA, OR TURKEY, TO PROTECT THE UNITED STATES AGAINST ISIS.>>Reporter: AND WHILE THE GENERAL IN CHARGE OF KURDISH FORCES DID THANK TRUMP FOR HIS EFFORTS TODAY, THEY’RE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET. RUSSIA HAS WARNED THAT IF THE KURDS DON’T WITHDRAW FROM THE REGION THAT THE RUSSIANS WOULDN’T STAND IN THE WAY OF A RENEWED TURKISH MILITARY ATTACK. STEVEN D’SOUZA, CBC NEWS, NEW YORK.>>Andrew: OKAY, NOW LET’S GET TO IAN IN CALGARY AND HE’S WATCHING DEVELOPING STORIES FOR US, INCLUDING A CHAOTIC SCENE IN WASHINGTON TODAY.>>Ian: WELL, ANDREW, IN A DRAMATIC CONFRONTATION, A GROUP OF MORE THAN TWO DOZEN REPUBLICANS STORMED THE HEARING ROOM BEING USED IN THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY AGAINST DONALD TRUMP.>>LET’S SEE IF WE CAN GET IN.>>Ian: AT ONE POINT THE REPUBLICANS THREATENED TO TAKE VIDEO AND PICTURES OF THE HEARINGS WHICH ARE BEING HELD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. THEY ULTIMATELY DELAYED TESTIMONY BY A KEY PENTAGON WITNESS FOR ABOUT FOUR HOURS. THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY IS FOCUSED ON THE PRESIDENT’S REQUEST FOR UKRAINE TO INVESTIGATE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN.>>>THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ALSO TAKING AIM AT A CAP-AND-TRADE AGREEMENT SIGNED BETWEEN CALIFORNIA AND QUÉBEC. A SHARED CARBON MARKET PROGRAMME WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2013, ALLOWING FOR THE PURCHASE AND THE SALE OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION CREDITS. THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS NOW ACCUSING CALIFORNIA OF OVERREACHING, CLAIMING THE DEAL AMOUNTS TO A FOREIGN TREATY. QUÉBEC SAYS THAT EVEN IF CALIFORNIA LEAVES, THE MARKET WILL CARRY ON, SAYING THAT OTHER STATES ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING.>>>AND A SOMBRE MEMORIAL WAS HELD IN NOVA SCOTIA TODAY TO MARK 50 YEARS SINCE A TRAGIC EXPLOSION ON HMCS CHICOUTIMI.>>IT’S PAINFUL TO TALK ABOUT IT 50 YEARS LATER.>>IT IS.>>Ian: HUNDREDS GATHERED TO COMMEMORATE THE MEN KILLED AND 53 OTHERS WERE INJURED ON THE NAVAL EXERCISE OFF THE COAST OF ENGLAND. IT’S THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY’S WORST PEACETIME DISASTER.>>>WE’LL BE BACK FROM CALGARY LATER IN THE HOUR WITH MORE DEVELOPING STORIES. INCLUDING TOUGH QUESTIONS FOR FACEBOOK’S MARK ZUCKERBERG. THAT’S IN 20 MINUTES. FOR NOW BACK TO TORONTO.>>Andrew: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>A STORY THAT IS A REAL GAME-CHANGER, LITERALLY.>>CERTAIN PITCHES THEY GET WRONG ALMOST 30% OF THE TIME.>>Andrew: THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF PUTTING A ROBOT BEHIND THE PLATE — SORT OF. WE’RE GOING IN-DEPTH TONIGHT. (*)>>3-2. GOT HIM LOOKING!>>Andrew: WELL, THAT WAS JUST ONE STRIKE CALL FROM LAST NIGHT’S OPENING GAME OF THE WORLD SERIES. AND IN THE END EASY TO TAKE FOR GRANTED THE HOME PLATE UMPIRE MADE THE RIGHT CALL. BUT THE REALITY IS THAT DOESN’T ALWAYS HAPPEN. UNLESS, LET’S SAY, THAT YOU WERE TO REPLACE THE HUMANS WITH COMPUTERS. SOUND A LITTLE OUT THERE? WELL, IT IS HAPPENING AS PART OF A PILOT PROJECT TO FIX THE GAME. I HAD A CHANCE TO SEE THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION AND ITS TRACK RECORD OF ACCURACY, ONE PITCH AT A TIME. (*)>>HISTORIC DAY HERE WITH TRACK MAN BEING IMPLEMENTED HERE AT THE STADIUM.>>A LOT OF OUT-OF-TOWN MARKETS ARE HERE. THE CBC IS HERE OUT OF CANADA. AND “THE NEW YORK TIMES” IS HERE.>>Andrew: ALL HERE TO SEE THIS GUY — THE UMPIRE, THE MASKED MAN BEHIND THE PLATE. THERE’S A SAYING IN BASEBALL “THE BEST UMPIRE IS THE ONE THAT YOU NEVER NOTICE.” EXCEPT TODAY ALL EYES ARE ON TIM ROSSUM. YOU SEE, DESPITE APPEARANCES, TIM IS NOT CALLING THE SHOTS TODAY. A COMPUTER IS DOING IT FOR HIM. IT’S CALLED “TRACK MAN,” AND AS YOU WILL HEAR FROM THE LEAGUE’S COMMISSIONER RICK WHITE, IT’S PRETTY PRECISE.>>TRACK MAN HIMSELF USES A DOPPLER RADAR SYSTEM WHERE THEY HAVE THREE LASERS FIXED ON A POINT, IN THIS CASE IT’S HOME PLATE. AS THE BALL CROSSES THE PLATE, THAT COMMUNICATION THEN TRANSMITS TO THE UMPIRE ON THE FIELD WHERE HE HEARS THE WORD “STRIKE” OR THE WORD “BALL.” AND THEN HE SIGNALS THAT. IT DELIVERS A STANDARDIZED PRODUCT. AND THE CONSISTENCY FROM UMPIRE TO UMPIRE, DAY-TO-DAY, INNING-TO-INNING IS SOMETHING THAT REALLY DOES NEED IMPROVEMENT.>>THE THROW, STRIKE THREE.>>Andrew: IT’S BOTCHED CALLS LIKE THIS THAT TRACK MAN IS TRYING TO PREVENT.3>>Andrew: IT’S BOTCHED CALLS LIKE THIS THAT TRACK MAN IS TRYING TO PREVENT. TAKE A LOOK AT THAT PITCH AGAIN. AND AS YOU CAN SEE THE TECHNOLOGY TO ACCURATELY CALL A PITCH ALREADY EXISTS. YOU SEE IT ON TV EVERY DAY. AND THEY EVEN USE IT TO TRAIN UMPIRES. BUT REPLACING THEM WITH IT? THAT’S NEW. AND ACCORDING TO MARK WILLIAMS, SORELY NEEDED. HE’S A PROFESSOR AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY WITH A KEEN INTEREST IN BASEBALL. HOW CONSISTENT ARE UMPIRES?>>WELL, IT’S INTERESTING, LOOKING AT THE DATA — WE LOOKED AT OVER FOUR MILLION PITCHES OVER 11 SEASONS, STARTING IN 2008 THROUGH TO 2018. WHAT WE FOUND IS THAT UMPIRES ARE CONSISTENTLY INCONSISTENT.>>Andrew: HERE’S WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT — DATA DIRECT FROM MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. AND YOU CAN SEE HOW DETAILED IS. ON THIS DAY THIS PITCHER THREW A SINKER IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST, AND THE UMPIRE CALLED IT A STRIKE. HE WAS WRONG.>>IN GENERAL, UMPIRES GET IT WRONG ALMOST 10% OF THE TIME. THAT’S ALL PITCHES. BUT CERTAIN PITCHES THEY GET WRONG ALMOST 30% OF THE TIME AND THAT’S ACROSS ALL UMPIRES IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. SO THIS ISN’T JUST ONE, TWO OR 10 UMPIRES THIS IS ACTUALLY 76 UMPIRES.>>Andrew: TO UNDERSTAND WHY THEY’RE GETTING IT SO WRONG — CONSIDER THE STRIKE ZONE. SO I’M AT-BAT AND FOR A PITCH TO BE A STRIKE THE BALL HAS TO CROSS HOME PLATE AND COME ROUGHLY BETWEEN MY KNEES AND MY CHEST. IF IT’S A HUMAN UMPIRE WATCHING, THAT’S A JUDGMENT CALL. WHY ARE THOSE CALLS SO HARD TO MAKE?>>WELL, I THINK THAT IT’S OBSTRUCTED, RIGHT? SO WE HAVE THE CATCHER AND WE HAVE THE UMPIRE BEHIND AND THE BATTER LIKE YOURSELF, SO IT’S HARD TO ACTUALLY SEE ALL OF THE PLATE. SO THAT’S NUMBER ONE. AND I THINK THAT, TWO, SOME UMPIRES JUST DO A BETTER JOB OF ANTICIPATING WHERE THE BALL IS GOING TO MOVE AND GET INTO THE PLATE. YOU KNOW, MY ARGUMENT IS NOT TO, YOU KNOW, TO FIRE THE UMPS AND HIRE THE TECHNOLOGY. IT’S REALLY TO USE THE TECHNOLOGY SO THAT UMPIRES CAN MAKE BETTER DECISIONS.>>Andrew: OKAY, SO WE WANTED TO GIVE YOU A SENSE OF WHAT THE TRACK MAN SYSTEM ACTUALLY SOUNDS LIKE, WHAT THE UMPIRE IS HEARING. BUT THE THING IS THAT IT’S SO PROPRIETORY THAT MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STEPPED IN IN THE LAST SECOND TO TELL US, NO, NO, YOU CAN’T RECORD THAT. THEY DID LET US LISTEN TO IT LIVE THOUGH. WHAT IS SO STRIKING ABOUT IT IS HOW QUICKLY THE COMPUTER CAN MAKE THE CALL. WATCH THIS… BALL. IT’S ACTUALLY THAT FAST.>>WE COULD HAVE PUT TWO LIGHTS OUT IN THE CENTRE FIELD AND HAD A RED LIGHT COME UP WHEN IT WAS A BALL AND A GREEN LIGHT WHEN IT WAS A STRIKE. BUT WE FELT THAT TOOK SOME OF THE FOCUS AND THE CONTROL OF THE GAME OUT OF THE UMPIRE’S HANDS.>>Andrew: SO WHAT ROLE DOES THE UMPIRE STILL HAVE? WELL, TECHNICALLY, THE UMPIRE IS ALLOWED TO OVERRULE THE SYSTEM, BUT EVEN THEN ONLY IN A REALLY EGREGIOUS CASE, LIKE IF THE BALL HITS THE DIRT BEFORE CROSSING HOME PLATE. OTHERWISE, EVEN BORDER LINE CALLS, THE UMPIRE IS SUPPOSED TO DEFER TO THE COMPUTER. AND IF YOU ASK PLAYERS LIKE THE STARTING PITCHER DEVIN BURKE, THAT’S NOT A GOOD THINGS. HE WANTS THE UMPIRE TO BE PART OF THE GAME, FOR EXAMPLE, TO BE ABLE TO REWARD A PITCHER WITH A STRIKE EVEN IF IT’S A BORDER LINE BALL.>>WE YOU CAN SHOW AN UMPIRE THAT CONSISTENTLY HITS THE SHOT, THEY USUALLY GIVE IT TO YOU NINE TIMES OUT OF 10. BUT IF YOU CONSISTENTLY HIT A SPOT THAT IS OUTSIDE OF THE ZONE, NOW YOU’RE A WALKING GUY. AND IT’S A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP GOING FORWARD, HONESTLY.>>Andrew: IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIPS, JUST TALK TO THE FANS. YOU’RE DOUBTFUL?>>I AM DOUBTFUL, VERY MUCH SO. I LIKE THE OLD SYSTEM. I WILL TELL YOU THAT AGAIN. I WAS HAPPY THE WAY THAT THE OLD SYSTEM WORKED.>>Andrew: EVEN IF THERE WERE DISAGREEMENTS?>>OH, ABSOLUTELY. I LIKE THE DISAGREEMENT ONCE IN A WHILE.>>SO WHEN YOU’RE WATCHING BASEBALL, MYSELF, LIKE I REALLY GET INTO IT. SO I YELL AT THE UMPIRES AND I YELL AT THE PLAYERS. AND I FEEL LIKE I LOST THAT ONE PART WHERE I CAN’T YELL AT THE UMPIRE ANYMORE.>>Andrew: BECAUSE HE’S RIGHT ALL THE TIME.>>BECAUSE NO WHAT, HE’S RIGHT.>>I HAVE BEEN AN UMPIRE FOR 13 YEARS AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT I HAD TO LISTEN TO A MACHINE TELL ME WHAT TO CALL.>>Andrew: REMEMBER TIM RUSSO, THE UMPIRE? WE GOT TO SPEAK TO HIM AFTER HIS VERY FIRST TRACK MAN GAME AND YOU CAN TELL THAT HE’S A BIT CONFLICTED. HE WANTS TO BELIEVE THAT THE COMPUTER CAN HELP HIM BUT — WAS IT ALWAYS ACCURATE?>>FOR THE MOST PART.>>Andrew: YOU HESITATED THERE?>>I FEEL THAT THERE WERE A FEW PITCHES –>>Andrew: YOU DISAGREED WITH THE CALL?>>I THOUGHT THAT THE FIRST PITCH IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST TO DJON WAS ON THE OUTSIDE CORNER.>>TAKING THE FIRST PITCH OUTSIDE FOR BALL ONE…>>SO I DON’T THINK THAT ANYTHING WILL EVER BE PERFECT. I FEEL LIKE, YOU KNOW, BASEBALL IS AN IMPERFECT GAME. AND IF YOU PUT SCIENCE INTO IT TO TRY TO MAKE IT PERFECT, I DON’T THINK THAT THERE WILL EVER BE A FINISH LINE.>>LET ME PUT IT A DIFFERENT WAY — THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE BEST UMPIRE, RIGHT? THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE WORST AND THERE’S EVERYBODY IN BETWEEN. AND THE BEST UMPIRE CALLING BALLS AND STRIKES HAS NOW BEEN JOINED IN OUR CASE BY 80 OTHER UMPIRES WHO ARE ALSO CALLING ACCURATE BALLS AND STRIKES. SO DOES IT TAKE THE GAME OUT OF THEIR HANDS? YES. BUT I WOULDN’T SAY THAT THE GAME SHOULD HAVE EVER BEEN IN THEIR HANDS. (*)>>Andrew: NOW BEAR IN MIND THIS IS JUST A PILOT PROJECT. THERE’S NO TIMELINE FOR MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TO ACTUALLY ADOPT THIS AT ALL, BUT MOST PEOPLE SEEM TO THINK THAT IT’S INEVITABLE — COMING SOON, JUST A QUESTION OF WHEN.>>I DIDN’T KNOW IF THEY STARTED IT ALREADY.>>Andrew: RIGHT, NOT IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES.>>THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO START IN BOSTON?>>Andrew: WELL, THEY’LL SEE HOW THIS GOES.>>OKAY, WE’LL SEE HOW THIS GOES.>>Andrew: NOW IF YOU’RE WONDERING HOW THE REST OF THE SEASON HAS GONE SINCE, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL WILL PRESENT ITS RESULTS TOMORROW WHEN THE ATLANTIC LEAGUE OF PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL HAS ITS BOARD MEETING. AND JUST WAIT UNTIL NEXT SEASON WHEN THEY PLAN TO MOVE THE PITCHER’S MOUND FURTHER BACK, ALL PART OF YET ANOTHER EXPERIMENT.>>>OKAY, STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE CANADIAN RESEARCH HELPING HALF A MILLION CANADIANS SUFFERING FROM WHAT IS COMMONLY KNOWN AS CHRONIC FATIGUE. THAT’S NEXT. (*)>>Andrew: IT IS A DEBILITATING DISEASE THAT AFFECTS MORE THAN HALF A MILLION CANADIANS, YET PATIENTS LIVING WITH MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, SAY THAT THEIR SUFFERING HAS BEEN IGNORED FOR DECADES — UNTIL NOW. AS HEALTH REPORTER VIK ADHOPIA EXPLAINS, RESEARCH ON DIAGNOSIS AND ULTIMATELY TREATING THE DISEASE IS FINALLY UNDERWAY IN CANADA.>>SPREAD YOUR ARMS…>>Reporter: RESEARCHERS ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT WHY MARIE-JOSÉE MENARD IS SICK. ROUTINE MEDICAL TESTS SUGGEST SHE’S FINE. BUT SHE’S NOT.>>AWFUL, AWFUL. THERE WERE DAYS THAT I COULD BARELY GET MY ARMS UP TO DRIVE.>>Reporter: THE MONTRÉAL MOM AND TEACHER SUDDENLY STARTED FEELING THIS WAY A DECADE AGO. IT TOOK YEARS BEFORE SHE WAS FINALLY DIAGNOSED WITH M.E., MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS. AT FIRST THE CRUSHING FATIGUE AND NEAR PARALYSIS WAS DIAGNOSED AS DEPRESSION. THAT’S COMMON WITH PEOPLE WITH M.E.>>IT WAS IN MY HEAD. AND PEOPLE AROUND ME WERE TELLING ME, JUST GET ON WITH IT. OH, YOU’RE JUST TIRED, EVERYBODY GETS TIRED.>>Reporter: CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, OR MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS, WAS FIRST IDENTIFIED IN THE 1980s. THE PRESCRIBED TREATMENT AT THE TIME WAS PSYCHOTHERAPY AND EXERCISE. IT’S AN APPROACH THAT HAS BEEN LONG BEEN DISCREDITED YET THE IDEA THAT IT’S SOMEHOW A PSYCHOLOGICAL ILLNESS PERSISTS, SETTING BACK RESEARCH AND RECOGNITION. ALAIN MONROE LEADS A NETWORK OF RESEARCHERS CREATED RECENTLY AFTER GETTING A RESEARCH GRANT FROM THE SAME FEDERAL AGENCY WHICH ACTUALLY REJECTED HIS APPLICATION A FEW YEARS BACK AFTER SAYING THAT M.E. WAS NOT A DISEASE. EVEN THOUGH IT’S RECOGNISED BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION AND THE U.S. CENTRES FOR DISEASE CONTROL. MONROE RELIES ON 200 PATIENT VOLUNTEERS FOR HIS RESEARCH, SOME CAN BARELY MOVE.>>85% OF THE PATIENTS THAT WE ARE TESTING ARE UNIQUE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE SO SEVERELY AFFECTED THAT THEY ARE HOUSEBOUND. WHICH MEANS THAT WE NEED TO SEND CLINICAL RESEARCH NURSE AT HOMES TO DO THE TESTING.>>Reporter: RESEARCHERS ARE STUDYING CERTAIN STRESS RESPONSES IN THE BLOOD CELLS AND THE SPINAL FLUID OF M.E. PATIENTS. RON DAVIS IS A PIONEER IN D.N.A. SEQUENCING. THE STANFORD PROFESSOR IS NOW FOCUSED ON HELPING M.E. PATIENTS LIKE HIS SON. WITH A NEW TEST THAT’S ALREADY ACCURATELY IDENTIFIED THE BLOOD SAMPLES OF A SMALL GROUP OF M.E. PATIENTS, DAVIS SAYS THAT DEVELOPING A RELIABLE TEST IS CRITICAL BECAUSE M.E. IS STILL DIAGNOSED BASED ONLY ON PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS.>>I HAVE SEEN SO MANY DOCTORS SAY, WELL, IF YOU DON’T HAVE A DIAGNOSTIC MOLECULAR TEST, THEN I DON’T BELIEVE THAT THE DISEASE EXISTS.>>Andrew: FOR MARIE-JOSÉE MÉNARD, VOLUNTEERING FOR THESE TESTS TAKES A TOLL. BUT THE HARDEST PART IS THE PRICE PAID BY HER CHILDREN.>>NOT BEING ABLE TO BE THERE FOR THEM.>>Reporter: BUT SHE SAYS THAT SHE’LL KEEP DOING THE TESTS IF IT HELPS TO LEAD TO A TREATMENT. VIK ADHOPIA, CBC NEWS, MONTRÉAL.>>Andrew: IAN IS UP NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL,” WITH A LOOK AT THE STORIES DEVELOPING AROUND THE WORLD, BUT FIRST… (*)>>>”IN CASE YOU MISSED IT”… (*) (singing). ANOTHER EDITION OF “BABY SHARK” GOES VIRAL. BUT THIS TIME IN LEBANON. HERE’S THE STORY — [Cheers and Applause] FOR ABOUT A WEEK NOW THE STREETS OF BEIRUT HAVE BEEN PACKED WITH ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTERS WHO ARE ANGRY OVER A STRUGGLING ECONOMY, CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE, AND WIDESPREAD CORRUPTION. NOW OVER THE WEEKEND A MOTHER WAS DRIVING IN THE CAPITAL WHEN A CROWD SURROUNDED HER CAR. SHE APPARENTLY ASKED THE PROTESTERS TO KEEP IT DOWN BECAUSE HER 15-MONTH-OLD SON WAS SCARED. AND THAT’S WHEN THEY SPONTANEOUSLY BROKE INTO THAT HIT CHILDREN’S SONG. * BABY SHARK >>Andrew: IF THE BOY LOOKS MORE CONFUSED THAN COMFORTED, REST ASSURED, HIS MOTHER TOLD REUTERS THAT NOW WHENEVER HE WATCHES THE VIDEO HE STARTS LAUGHING. (*) AND SO THE SONG ITSELF FINDING NEW LIFE, PERHAPS AS A QUITE UNEXPECTED PROTEST ANTHEM. (*)>>I’M JAYME POISSON AND TOMORROW ON THE CBC’S DAILY NEWS PODCAST “FRONT BURNER,” DONALD TRUMP HAS ANNOUNCED A PERMANENT CEASEFIRE IN NORTHEAST E SYRIA, BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE EVER SAYING IT’S NOT A STABLE PEACE. SUBSCRIBE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS.>>Ian: WELCOME BACK TO CALGARY. WE’RE WATCHING DEVELOPING STORIES AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING AUTHORITIES IN HONG KONG FORMALLY SCRAPPING THE EXTRADITION BILL THAT STARTED MONTHS OF ANGRY DEMONSTRATIONS. IF PASSED THE BILL WOULD HAVE ALLOWED SUSPECTED CRIMINALS TO BE SENT TO MAINLAND CHINA. IT WAS SEEN AS THE LATEST ATTEMPT BY BEIJING TO TIGHTEN ITS GRIP ON HONG KONG. BUT IT ONLY MEETS ONE OF THE DEMANDS MAD BY DEMONSTRATORS WHO ARE CALLING FOR A BROADER CAMPAIGN FOR DEMOCRATIC CHANGE IN THE SEMIAUTONOMOUS CHINESE CITY.>>>TODAY THE LEADER OF ISRAEL’S BLUE AND WHITE PARTY BENNY GANTZ WAS GIVEN THE OFFICIAL MANDATE TO FORM THE NEXT GOVERNMENT BUT IT WON’T BE EASY. WITH TODAY’S MANDATE, GANTZ WILL HAVE 28 DAYS TO BUILD A RULING COALITION. FAILURE COULD LEAD TO A NEW ELECTION, A THIRD IN JUST ONE YEAR. THE MOVE COMES AFTER LONG-TIME PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU ABANDONED HIS EFFORTS TO FORM A GOVERNMENT. GANTZ INVITED NETANYAHU’S SUPPORTERS TO A MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW.>>>MARK ZUCKERBERG FACED PUSHBACK FOR HIS PLAN TO CREATE A DIGITAL CURRENCY.>>I BELIEVE THIS IS SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO GET BUILT, BUT I GET THAT I’M NOT THE IDEAL MESSENGER FOR THIS RIGHT NOW.>>Ian: HE SAYS THAT THE CURRENCY CALLED LIBRA COULD HELP MORE PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM. THERE’S BEEN CRITICISM, SAYING THAT IT COULD HELP MONEY LAUNDERS AND DESTABILIZE THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM. MASTERCARD AND VISA AND PAYPAL AND eBAY HAVE ALL ABANDONED THE PROJECT.>>>AND CALIFORNIA HAS BEGUN ANOTHER ROUND OF PLANNED BLACKOUTS.>>IN TOTAL WE HAVE SHUT OFF TO AFFECT ABOUT 179,000 CUSTOMERS AND TOUCHED PORTIONS OF 17 COUNTIES.>>Ian: HOT WEATHER AND STRONG WINDS HAVE HEIGHTENED CONCERNS OF WILDFIRES IN THE STATE. THE OFFICIALS SAY THAT AN ADDITIONAL 300,000 CUSTOMERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COULD ALSO FACE BLACKOUTS IN THE COMING DAYS. THIS FOLLOWS ROLLING BLACKOUTS EARLY THIS MONTH THAT AFFECTED MORE THAN TWO MILLION PEOPLE AND SHUT DOWN SCHOOLS AND BUSINESSES ACROSS THE STATE.>>>NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”… ALL THROUGH THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN WE FOLLOWED UNDECIDED CANADIANS FROM A GENERATION OF VOTERS — MILLENNIALS. NOW THAT IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, HOW DID THEY VOTE AND HOW DO THEY FEEL ABOUT THE OUTCOME? THEIR FINAL CHECK-IN IS NEXT.>>Andrew: CLOSE TO 66% OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS CAST THEIR BALLOTS IN MONDAY’S FEDERAL ELECTION. AND WHILE IT’S STILL TOO EARLY TO KNOW HOW MANY WERE MILLENNIALS, FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT GROUP REPRESENTED THE LARGEST VOTING BLOCK, INCLUDING THESE FIVE. WHEN WE FIRST INTRODUCED THEM TO YOU THEY WERE UNDECIDED AND WE WATCHED THEM WEIGH THEIR OPTIONS OVER THE PAST SIX WEEKS AND TONIGHT WE WANTED TO CHECK IN WITH THEM ONE LAST TIME AFTER THE VOTE.>>IN TERMS OF THE ELECTION RESULTS, THEY WERE A MIXED BAG FOR ME.>>AND I AM VERY HAPPY THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS OUR NEW PRIME MINISTER.>>AS YOU ALL KNOW BY NOW I’M NOT A TRUDEAU FAN. I’M REALLY SURPRISED THAT THE CANADIANS DECIDED TO PUT HIM IN FOR ANOTHER FOUR YEARS.>>OUR SYSTEM MAYBE NEEDS A LITTLE WORK WHEN THE POPULAR VOTE DOESN’T EQUATE ANYWHERE NEAR TO THE OUTCOME.>>I’M EMILY.>>I’M KRISTJAN HEBERT.>>I’M SABAAH CHOUDHARY.>>HELLO, I AM KATIE BEAUDOIN.>>MY NAME IS PETROS.>>I VOTED FOR THE N.D.P.>>AND I VOTED FOR ADAM VAUGHAN. FROM THE LIBERAL PARTY.>>I VOTED CONSERVATIVE. I’M GLAD THAT IN THIS MINORITY GOVERNMENT, THE CONSERVATIVES DO HAVE A HIGHER SEAT COUNT THIS TIME. SO, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT WE’LL HAVE MORE OF A VOICE THERE.>>I’M NOT A FAN OF MINORITY GOVERNMENTS. I DON’T BELIEVE THEY CAN GET AS MUCH DONE AND IT CAUSES THEM TO HAVE TO COLLABORATE A WHOLE BUNCH MORE.>>I DIDN’T THINK THAT IT WOULD INCREASE THEIR INFLUENCE IN QUÉBEC TO THIS EXTENT WITH THE BLOC QUÉBECOIS. AND I THINK THAT THIS WILL BE INTERESTING IN TERMS OF THE NEW — IN TERMS OF THE DYNAMICS OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT.>>IT FEELS PRETTY GOOD TO KNOW THAT MAXIME BERNIER AND HIS PARTY WERE CRUSHED IN THE RESULTS AS WELL AND THAT THERE WAS A RESOUNDING REJECTION OF HIS IDEOLOGY.>>I’M A LITTLE SURPRISED AT THE RESULTS, BUT I THINK WHAT WE’RE SEEING IS THAT OUR COUNTRY IS FAR MORE FRAGMENTED THAN WE REALIZE.>>ON THE ONE HAND IT WAS SURPRISING TO SEE HOW MANY SEATS THE CONSERVATIVES GAINED NATIONALLY. AND, YOU KNOW, YOU REALLY GET A SENSE THAT THERE’S A REGIONAL DIVIDE IN THIS COUNTRY.>>I THINK THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU HAS HIS WORK CUT OUT FOR HIM.>>I HOPE THAT HE LOOKS LONG AND HARD AT SASKATCHEWAN AND ALBERTA. AND THINGS LIKE THE LEADERS CONSTANTLY JUST FOCUS ON THE EAST — EAST, EAST, EAST.>>IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THE LIBERALS FOCUS ON SASKATCHEWAN AND ALBERTA AND TRY TO REALLY REPAIR THE DIVISIVENESS OF THIS CAMPAIGN.>>IT’S ALSO A DIVIDED PARLIAMENT AND I SEE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR COOPERATION. AND I REALLY HOPE THAT THE OTHER PARTIES WILL SEE THAT AS WELL.>>IT’S GOING TO BE INTERESTING AND IT’S EXCITING TO SEE HOW THESE LEADERS HAVE BEEN DUELING IT OUT, AND NOW MAKING NICE WITH ONE ANOTHER.>>I SEE AN ALLIANCE IN THE FUTURE BETWEEN THE LIBERAL PARTY AND THE N.D.P.>>STILL MY BIGGEST HOPE FOR THIS NEW GOVERNMENT IS THAT THEY TRULY MOVE FORWARD WITH THEIR CLIMATE ACTION PLAN.>>MY HOPES IS THAT WE’LL TACKLE INEQUALITY AND TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE AND MAKE CANADA A MORE JUST EQUITABLE COUNTRY.>>WHAT AM I EXCITED ABOUT? I CAN’T SAY MUCH WITH A MINORITY GOVERNMENT, IT FEELS IN MOST CASES THAT WE’RE JUST LOOKING TOWARDS AN ELECTION AGAIN IN 18 TO 24 MONTHS.>>MY HOPE IS THAT WHEN THEY ARE DISCUSSING, WHEN THEY ARE COMPROMISING, THAT THEIR FOCUS IS ON WHAT IS BEST FOR CANADIANS’ INTERESTS.>>CANADA IS PRETTY GOOD AS IT IS. WE DEFINITELY HAVE IMPROVEMENTS THAT WE NEED TO MAKE, BUT I THINK IT’S GOOD IF WE DO THIS TOGETHER.>>Andrew: OKAY, AND NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL,” HE LEFT BEHIND A WIFE, FOUR BOYS AND AN UNHARVESTED FIELD. THE EMOTIONAL STORY OF HOW NEIGHBOURS CAME TOGETHER AFTER ONE FARMER’S UNTIMELY DEATH IS OUR “MOMENT” THAT YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS. (*) This must be it. The entrance to the underworld. Announcer: Is Murdoch
dabbling with the dark side? Did Lucy go up there? What was that?
[gasps] Don’t tell me that was nothing,
that was definitely something. Announcer:
Murdoch Mysteries. Monday at eight
on CBC and CBC Gem. * >>Announcer: CBC, Canada’s Paralympic network.>>Andrew: IT IS THE SLOWEST HARVEST IN SASKATCHEWAN IN AT LEAST 40 YEARS AND MANY FARMERS ARE WELL BEHIND SCHEDULE. BUT THAT DIDN’T STOP SOME FROM GIVING UP THEIR SATURDAY AFTER A LOCAL FARMER PASSED AWAY. TREVOR BERCAN LEFT BEHIND A WIFE AND THREE YOUNG BOYS AND 300-ACRES OF UNHARVESTED CROPS. SO HIS NEIGHBOURS ORGANIZED A COMMUNITY HARVEST TO HELP THE FAMILY OUT AND THAT’S OUR “MOMENT” OF THE DAY. (*)>>WELL, I KNEW THAT TREVOR HAD A LOT OF HARVEST LEFT OUT IN THE FIELD. AND I’M ONE OF THE VERY, VERY MANY THAT ASKED THE QUESTION OF HOW WE COULD HELP.>>I DIDN’T HAVE TO PUT OUT A MESSAGE, PEOPLE CAME TO US LITERALLY. IT WAS UNREAL THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT NO MATTER HOW MUCH HARVESTING THEY HAD LEFT, THEY WERE COMING AND YOU SAY THE DAY AND IT DOESN’T MATTER.>>EVERY COMMUNITY IN SASKATCHEWAN FOR SURE AND IN CANADA THE PEOPLE GET TOGETHER AND THEY HELP OUT WHEN SOMEONE IS IN NEED. AND THAT’S THE GREAT PART ABOUT BEING FROM A SMALL TOWN SASKATCHEWAN.>>HE WAS A GREAT GUY, HEAVILY INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. AND HE WOULD HAVE DONE ANYTHING FOR YOU AND HE WOULD HAVE BEEN THE FIRST GUY THERE IF THE ROLES WERE REVERSED. A DEVASTATING LOSS FOR THE COMMUNITY.>>WE DID HIM PROUD.>>Andrew: YOU KNOW, IAN, WE OFTEN HEAR PLATITUDES ABOUT SMALL ACTS OF KINDNESS AND SMALL GESTURES. I LOOK AT THAT AND THAT’S A BIG ACT OF KINDNESS AND THAT’S A BIG DEAL WHAT THEY DID THERE. MY HAT OFF TO THEM.>>Ian: YOU KNOW, WE HAVE BEEN DOING “THE MOMENT” NOW FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS — ALMOST TWO YEARS. AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT IT’S BILLED FOR, TO ACKNOWLEDGE AS YOU POINT OUT WHAT IS A BIG ACT OF KINDNESS, A CANADIAN ACT OF KINDNESS, YOU KNOW, TO GIVE THOSE PEOPLE A LITTLE BIT OF CREDIT. BUT ALSO I’LL BET TO INSPIRE A LOT OF PEOPLE WATCHING AS WELL.>>Andrew: FOR SURE, THAT’S SOMETHING. THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT. (*)>>Ian: GOODNIGHT.

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