Watch Live: The National for Thursday August 3, 2017


>>Paul: GOOD EVENING, I’M PAUL HUNTER AND THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.”>>>QUEBEC STRAINS TO HANDLE THE CRUSH OF ASYLUM SEEKERS. WILL CANADA SEE THEM AS REFUGEES?>>DO THEY HAVE PERSECUTION TODAY IN HAITI?>>Paul: THE HEARTBREAK OF ANDRE DE GRASSE.>>I WAS DEVASTATED WHEN I HEARD THE NEWS.>>Paul: EXCLUSIVE COMMENTS ON HIS PAINFUL DISAPPOINTMENT.>>>A GRAND JURY IS NOW PROBING THE TRUMP, RUSSIA CONNECTION. THE PRESIDENT TRIES TO IGNORE IT, BUT YOU WILL SEE WHY HE CAN’T.>>>PLUS, DO DEAD WHALES THREATEN CANADA’S REPUTATION?>>>THEY ARE NON-DESCRIPT ROADS IN RURAL QUEBEC, ENDING WHERE THE UNITED STATES BEGINS. BUT IN RECENT WEEKS, THAT BORDER HAS BECOME A HIVE OF ACTIVITY FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME. MANY OF THE PEOPLE STREAMING INTO CANADA ARE HAITIANS. FEARING DEPORTATION FROM THE U.S. AS ALISON NORTHCOTT REPORTS, THERE IS NO ASSURANCE THEY WILL NOT FACE A SIMILAR FATE HERE.>>Reporter: IT IS A LONG WAIT FOR PROCESSING FOR THOSE WHO WALKED ACROSS THE BORDER INTO QUEBEC FROM THE U.S. THIS WOMAN WAS LIVING IN FLORIDA BUT LEFT THE U.S. WITH HER FAMILY LAST MONTH. WORRIED HER HUSBAND WOULD BE DEPORTED BACK TO HAITI.>>Interview: SCARY. REALLY SCARY. BECAUSE OH, MY HUSBAND… WE CAME HERE AND THEY WILL TRY TO DEPART US.>>Reporter: THE QUEBEC GOVERNMENT SAID THE NUMBER OF ASYLUM SEEKERS HAS JUMPED IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS FROM 50 A DAY TO 150. THE IMMIGRATION MINISTER SAID THE PROVINCE HAS SEEN SPIKES LIKE THIS BEFORE AND CAN MANAGE THE INFLUX.>>A QUARTER OF THE PEOPLE GENERALLY ARE CHILDREN. THEY ARE CHILDREN IN NEED TO GO TO SCHOOL. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE SCHOOLS ARE READY AND THEY GET URGENT CARE.>>Reporter: THE COMMUNITY CENTRES, STUDENT DORMS AND AN OLYMPIC STADIUM HAVE BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO SHELTERS. HOUSING 1500 ASYLUM SEEKERS. THE PROVINCE HAS ASKED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SPEED UP PROCESSING TO MOVE INTO PERMANENT HOUSING SOON. 70% OF THE RECENT ASYLUM SEEKERS ARE ORIGINALLY FROM HAITI. MANY HAVE BEEN PROTECTED FROM DEPORTATION FROM THE U.S. FOLLOWING THE EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI. THE CURRENT U.S. ADMINISTRATION THINK IT MAY END THE PROTECTION. THIS REFUGEE LAWYER SAID THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THOSE MAKING CLAIMS HERE WILL BE ALLOWED TO STAY.>>Interview: IT DEPENDS ON THE PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES. SO FIRST THING YOU NEED TO LOOK AT IS DO THEY HAVE A WELL-FOUNDED FEAR OF PERSECUTION TODAY IN HAITI. AND IF THEY DO NOT, IF THEY ARE AFRAID OF POVERTY AND HIGH CRIME, THEY WILL MOST LIKELY BE REFUSED REFUGEE STATUS.>>Reporter: THOSE ARRIVING, WAIT FOR THE FILES TO BE DEALT WITH, THE MEMBERS OF MONTREAL’S HAITIAN COMMUNITY HAVE STEPPED UP TO HELP. COLLECTING DONATIONS OF CLOTHING FOOD AND OTHER NECESSITIES.>>Interview: FROM PARENTS ARE FROM HAITI AND I ALWAYS SAW MY PARENTS ALWAYS HELPING OUT PEOPLE. FOR ME, IT IS LIKE SECOND NATURE.>>Reporter: A WAY TO WELCOME HUNDREDS OF NEW COMERS AND PREPARE FOR EVEN MORE. ALISON NORTHCOTT, CBC NEWS, MONTREAL.>>Paul: WELL, JUST WHEN YOU THINK IT CANNOT POSSIBLY GET MORE DRAMATIC IN WASHINGTON, THERE ARE MORE HIGH-LEVEL LEAKS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. INCLUDING TRANSCRIPTS OF PHONE CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND OTHER WORLD LEADERS. THERE ARE REPORTS A GRAND JURY MAY GET INVOLVED IN THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION. STEVEN D’SOUZA HAS THE LATEST FROM WATCH TONIGHT.>>Reporter: THE NEW LEAKS AND NEW REVELATIONS IN THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION, DONALD TRUMP WENT TO WHERE HE IS MOST COMFORTABLE, IN A RALLY WITH HIS SUPPORTERS.>>President Donald Trump: ARE THERE ANY RUSSIANS HERE TONIGHT? ANY RUSSIANS?>>Reporter: THE DAY STARTED WITH HIS AWARD ATTEMPT AT DIPLOMACY. TRANSCRIPTS OF HIS CONVERSATIONS WITH WORLD LEADERS WERE LEAKED. INCLUDING A CALL TO THE MEXICAN PRESIDENT ENRIQUE PENA NIETO WHERE TRUMP REPEATEDLY ASKED HIM TO STOP SAYING MEXICO WON’T PAY FOR THE WALL. IF YOU ARE GOING TO SAY THAT MEXICO IS NOT GOING TO PAY FOR THE WALL, THEN I DO NOT WANT TO MEET WITH YOU GUYS ANYMORE. BECAUSE I CANNOT LIVE WITH THAT. THE POST RELEASED A TRANSCRIPT OF TRUMP’S CALL WITH THE AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER. CONFIRMING EARLY REPORTS THAT TRUMP WAS UNHAPPY WITH THE REFUGEE EXCHANGE DEAL… EVEN CANADA GOT A MENTION. TRUMP TALKED ABOUT TRADE WITH CANADA, SUGGESTING THINGS WERE GOING SO WELL THAT… WE DID NOT THINK OF THEM. TRUMP IS LIKELY THINKING ABOUT THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION. TODAY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTED THAT ROBERT MUELLER HAS EMPANELLED A GRAND JURY IN WASHINGTON. IN POWER TO SUBPOENA EVIDENCE AND CALL WITNESSES, IT IS A MAJOR STEP TO POSSIBLE CRIMINAL CHARGES.>>IT IS ENCOURAGING FOR US ON THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE TO SEE THAT PROHIBIT MUELLER AND HIS TEAM CONTINUE TO MAKE PROGRESS. THAT IS ALL WE WANT IS FOR THEM TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS.>>Reporter: THERE WAS A GRAND JURY LOOKING INTO MICHAEL FLYNN. THIS ONE IS ISSUING SUBPOENAS IN CONNECTION WITH DONALD TRUMP JUNIOR’S MEETING. THE PRESIDENT CONTINUED TO DISMISS THE INVESTIGATION.>>President Donald Trump: THE RUSSIA STORY IS A TOTAL FABRICATION.>>MUELLER IS DOING HIS JOB. HE IS TAKING IT SERIOUSLY. HE IS INVESTIGATING IT THOROUGHLY. AND HE WILL GET TO THE BOTTOM OF WHAT EVER HAPPENED. IF I WERE DONALD TRUMP, I WOULD NOT BE A REAL HAPPY CAMPER.>>Reporter: ALL OF THIS COMES ON A DAY WHEN TWO BILLS WERE INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE THAT WOULD MAKE IT HARDER FOR TRUMP TO GET RID OF MUELLER. BILLS THAT HAVE THE SUPPORT OF BOTH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS. CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Paul: TODAY THE U.S. SENATE CONFIRMED TRUMP’S NOMINATION FOR THE NEW AMBASSADOR TO CANADA. BUT BEFORE KELLY KNIGHT CRAFT CAN TAKE ON HER NEW ROLE, SHE NEEDS TO PRESENT HER CREDENTIALS TO CANADA, THE GOVERNOR GENERAL WILL NEED TO APPROVE THEM. LARGELY A FORMALITY.>>>A SCARY SITUATION IN DUBAI TONIGHT. AND ONE THAT MAY SOUND FAMILIAR. A HUGE FIRE HAS RIPPED THROUGH AN 86 STOREY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING. POSTED TO SOCIAL MEDIA, FLAMES ARE SHOWN RACING UP THE TORCH TOWER, UNFORTUNATELY NAMED. THE OFFICIALS HAVE SUCCESSLY EVACUATED THE BUILDING. NO INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THE TOWER HAS BEEN ENGULFED. THE TORCH WAS ALSO BADLY DAMAGED BY FIRE IN 2015.>>>THE B.C. WILDFIRES MAY BE RETREATING, BUT THE EFFECTS OF THEM LINGER. SMOGGY SKIES AND DIMINISHING AIR QUALITY ARE KEY CONCERNS ACROSS VARIOUS PARTS OF THE PROVINCE. BRIAR STEWART GIVES US AN UPDATE.>>Reporter: THE SPECTACULAR VIEWS ALONG THE COAST, WELL, THEY ARE A LITTLE LESS IMPRESSIVE TODAY. GONE ARE THE BLUE SKIES. THERE IS A THICK HAIR OF HAZE FROM THE INTERIOR.>>YOU CANNOT SEE THE NORTH MOUNTAINS OR ANYTHING. THERE IS A COMPLETE HAZE. WE HAVE NOT SEEN BLUE SKIES IN DAYS.>>I THOUGHT I WOULD GET AWAY FROM IT IN VANCOUVER.>>Reporter: IT DOES HAVE PEOPLE THINKING ABOUT BEING OUTSIDE AND THE AIR THEY ARE BREATHING.>>Interview: THE AIR CONDITIONERS AT HOME, YOU KNOW, THERE IS THAT. IT AFFECTS HOW WE THINK ABOUT LIFE IN LARGER TERMS TOO. WITH CLIMATE CHANGE.>>Interview: IN IS ONE OF THE AIR QUALITY STATIONS. ONE OF 29 MONITORING STATIONS WE HAVE IN THE REGION.>>Reporter: TODAY, THE VANCOUVER’S AIR QUALITY WAS MEASURED AS HIGH RISK.>>Interview: THE SMOKE BRINGS FINE PARTICULATE MATTER. IT CAN BE INHALED DEEPLY INTO THE LUNGS.>>Reporter: FIRST RESPONDERS HAVE SEEN A SLIGHT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF RESPIRATORY CALLS THEY HAVE BEEN RECEIVING THIS WEEK.>>Interview: PEOPLE WHO HAVE PRE-EXISTING MEDICAL PROBLEMS, ASTHMA, PNEUMONIA OR BRONCHITIS, OR CARDIOVASCULAR PROBLEMS TO REDUCE ACTIVITY OUTSIDE.>>Reporter: THE AIR QUALITY IS SUBSTANTIALLY WORSE WHERE THE FIRES ARE BURNING. IN KAMLOOPS, AT ONE POINT IT WAS OFF THE CHARTS. ON A SCALE OF 1-10, IT WAS 47. WILLIAMS LAKE, IT WAS 21. FOR VANCOUVER, FOR MOST OF THE DAY, THE AIR QUALITY SAT AT 7. THE SMOKE IS EXPECTED TO LINGER FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. WITH MORE THAN 120 FIRES BURNING IN THE PROVINCE, MANY COMMUNITIES WILL BE STUCK WITH THE SMOKE AND THE HAZY AIR FOR SOME TIME YET. BRIAR STEWART, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Paul: IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A FINAL SHOWDOWN, ONE LAST OPPORTUNITY FOR CANADIAN ANDRE DE GRASSE TO TAKE ON USAIN BOLT. BUT THE DREAM OF DETHRONING THE FASTEST MAN HAS BEEN DASHED. INJURY HAS SIDELINE THE 22-YEAR-OLD SPRINTER. TODAY, HE SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY TO THE CBC. HERE IS THOMAS DAIGLE IN LONDON.>>Reporter: AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, TEAM CANADA IS READY TO BLAST OFF. BUT NOW, MISSING IS THE BIGGEST TRACK STAR.>>AT SOME POINT YOU HAVE TO ADMIT THAT THIS IS FOR SURE.>>Reporter: ACROSS TOWN, ANDRE DE GRASSE IS SPEAKING PUBLICLY FOR THE FIRST TIME ABOUT THE INJURY THAT FORCED HIM OUT.>>Interview: I WANTED TO WIN THE 100 AND 200. THE GUYS WERE LOOKING STRONG. I FEEL LIKE WE HAD A GREAT RUN. THINGS HAPPEN FOR A REASON. AND I THINK I AM NOT GOING TO DWELL ON THIS.>>DE GRASSE!>>Reporter: THE HAMSTRING TEAR MEANS HE WILL MISS A POTENTIALLY CAREER DEFINING RACE. THE FINAL 100 METRE SHOWDOWN WITH USAIN BOLT.>>YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>DID HE HAVE A CHANCE TO GET BLOWN AWAY?>>ABSOLUTELY. UNFORTUNATELY WE WILL NEVER KNOW.>>THE 20-YEAR-OLD FROM CANADA!>>Reporter: THE CAREERS HAVE BEEN INTERTWINED SINCE DE GRASSE’S DEBUT AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TWO YEARS AGO. A SURPRISE BRONZE MEDAL WIN. AND THIS MEMORABLE MOMENT.>>DID HE KNOW WHO YOU WERE?>>Reporter: THEN IN RIO LAST YEAR, THE 200 METRE SEMI-FINALS.>>DE GRASSE… AND THAT LOOK THAT CEMENTED WHAT EVERYONE THOUGHT WAS A BROMANCE.>>SMILING AT ONE ANOTHER AS THEY CROSS THE LINE.>>Reporter: BOLT, IT SEEMS, SAW THINGS DIFFERENTLY. THIS WEEK REFUSING TO NAME HIS SUCCESSOR.>>THE LAST GUY I SAID WHO WAS GREAT… I WILL NOT SAY WHO IS GREAT.>>Reporter: HIS SEASON IS OVER, BUT HIS CAREER IS NOT.>>I WAS DEVASTATED WHEN HAD I HEARD THE NEWS. AS THINGS GO ON, IT IS GETTING BETTER.>>Reporter: HE WILL WORLD TO THE WORLD WITHOUT THE CURRENT KING AND LEAVING MORE ROOM NEAR THE TOP.>>HE WANTS TO TAKE OVER FROM USAIN BOLT. HE HAS TO PROVE TO THE WORLD HE IS THE ONE TO BEAT.>>Reporter: DE GRASSE WILL RETURN TO CANADA IN THE COMING DAYS. IN THE MEANTIME, HIS COACH SAID HE WILL BE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES, GOING TO A SOCCER MATCH, MAYBE EVEN WATCHING THE 100 METRE FINAL ON TELEVISION. THEN TURNING HIS ATTENTION TO NEXT SEASON. THE NEXT CHANCE TO RISE TO THE TOP. THOMAS DAIGLE, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Paul: COMING UP, WE ASK AMERICANS HOW DONALD TRUMP IS DOING ON THE JOB.>>IF HE WORKED IN A CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT AS I DO, HE WOULD BE FIRE.>>Paul: COMPETITIVE SOFT BALL EASEENS THE PAIN OF SUICIDE FOR INDIGENOUS YOUTH IN MANITOBA.>>WE NEED TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE. AS LEADERS.>>Paul: OTTAWA SAID CANADA’S REPUTATION IS ON THE LINE AFTER MONTHS OF ENDANGERED WHALES BEING FOUND DEAD ALONG THE EAST COAST. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS PROMISING TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS TO PROTECT THEM. BUT CONSERVATION COMES WITH A COST. PUTTING ANY SOLUTION TO SAVE THESE WHALES IN THE DIRECT PATH OF SOME ECONOMIC INTERESTS. BRETT RUSKIN EXPLAINS.>>Reporter: FOR WEEKS, SCENES LIKE THIS HAVE PLAYED OUT ON THE EAST COAST BEACHES. TEN DEAD WHALES WITH SCIENTISTS WONDERING WHY.>>ANYBODY WHO THINKS THAT IT IS NOT EXTREMELY SERIOUS IS VERY MISTAKEN.>>Reporter: THE MINISTER TOOK AN AERIAL SURVEY TO OBSERVE SOME OF THE REMAINING 500 ENDANGERED NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES. 2% OF THE GLOBAL POPULATION WOUND UP DEAD ON CANADIAN COAST LINES SINCE JUNE. PRELIMINARY REPORTS SUGGEST CRAB FISHING GEAR MAY BE A CAUSE. THE FISHERMEN WERE ALLOWED TO CATCH TWICE AS MUCH AS LAST YEAR.>>WHETHER THERE WAS MORE GEAR AND MORE PEOPLE FISHING, THAT IS THE INFORMATION WE ARE WAITING FOR FROM FISHERY CANADA. WE HAD MORE RIGHT WHALES ENTANGLED IN THE GULF THAN BEFORE.>>Reporter: THE OTHER ISSUE IS WHALES HIT BY SHIPS. NECROPSY REPORTS SHOW SOME OF THE WHALES DIED OF BLUNT TRAUMA. PROTECTING THE MAMMALS FROM BUSY SHIPPING LANES IS NOT UPSTREAM BATTLE. LEBLANC ASKED COMPANY TO SLOW TO 10 KNOTS WHEN PASSING THROUGH WHALE HABITATS. SOME COMPANIES HAVE DECIDED NOT TO COMPLY.>>Interview: IF WE WERE DO THAT HALF SPEED, DOUBLE THE TIME. 7 DAYS SERVICE WILL BE LONGER. SO THE IMPACTS WOULD BE HUGE FINANCIALLY. AS WELL DIRECTLY. TIME IS MONEY.>>Reporter: UNDERPINNING ALL OF THIS IS PRESSURE FROM SOUTH OF THE BORDER. LAST YEAR, THE UNITED STATES PASSED A LAW THAT ALLOWS IT TO BAN SEAFOOD IMPORTS IF IT IS FOUND THAT THE FISHING PROCESS KILLS OR INJURES MARINE MAMMALS.>>IF THE COUNTRY DOES NOT TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITIES, ONE OF THE POTENTIAL REMEDIES IS A RESTRICTION INTO THE U.S. MARKET.>>Reporter: THAT MEANS, PROTECTING THE WHALES AND SAVING CANADA’S HALF BILLION DOLLAR A YEAR SNOW CRAB FISHERY HAVE BOTH REACHED A CRITICAL STAGE. BRETT RUSKIN, CBC NEWS, HALIFAX.>>Paul: A RAUTERS INVESTIGATION SAID LEGALLY INNOCENT PRISONERS ARE DYING BY THE HUNDREDS IN CANADIAN JAILS. PROVINCIAL DATA COMPILED BY RAUTERS SHOWS NEARLY 270 PEOPLE AWAITING TRIAL IN JAILS OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS HAVE DIED BEFORE GETTING A VERDICT. THE CAUSES OF DEATH KNOWN, 50 WERE SUICIDES, 34 WERE NATURAL CAUSES, INCLUDING ILLNESS. FOUR WERE HOMICIDE. MORE THAN 40 REMAIN UNDETERMINED PENDING AN INVESTIGATION.>>>THE TORONTO MAYOR HELD EMERGENCY TALKS TODAY WITH FIRST RESPONDERS TO GET A HANDLE ON THE CITY’S GROWING OPIOID CRISIS. THERE HAVE BEEN 6 DEATHS AND AT LEAST 20 DRUG-RELATED OVERDOSES THIS PAST WEEK ALONE. AS CAS ROUSSY REPORTS, FRONT LINE WORKERS ARE SCRAMBLING TO GET IN FRONT OF THE CRISIS.>>I JUST WANT TO KIND OF GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF A VISUAL AROUND WHAT THE OPIOID CRISIS LOOKS LIKE.>>Reporter: IN A DOWNTOWN CONFERENCE ROOM, AN EMERGENCY TRAINING SESSION ON HOW TO PREVENT AN OPIOID OVERDOSE.>>ONE, TWO, THREE…>>Reporter: THE GO-TO ANTIDOTE NALOXONE PART OF THE SHOW AND TELL. SHOWN HOW TO ADMINISTER IT. CRUCIAL INFORMATION BECAUSE THE DRUG CAN REVERSE AN OPIOID OVERDOSE IN SECONDS.>>THEN PUT YOUR THUMB ON THE PLUNGER AND PUSH.>>Reporter: FOR FRONT LINE WORKERS IN TORONTO, THIS IS THE NEW REALITY. WITNESSING AN ESCALATION IN INJECTION DRUG USE AND ABUSE.>>Interview: OUR STAFF ARE TRAINED TO ADMINISTER NALOXONE TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS EXPERIENCING AN OVERDOSE. UNFORTUNATELY IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE HAD TO DO WITH MORE FREQUENCY.>>Reporter: IN THE PAST WEEK, THERE HAVE BEEN AT LEAST 20 OVERDOSES, 6 PEOPLE HAVE DIED. THE SUSPECTED CULPRIT, FENTANYL LACED WITH HEROIN. UNIMAGINABLE TRAGEDY SAID THE TORONTO MAYOR WHO TODAY CONVENED AN EMERGENCY MEETING WITH HIS FIRST RESPONDERS TO DISCUSS THE CITY’S GROWING OPIOID CRISIS. JOHN TORY COMMITTED TO BULK BUYING NALOXONE AND DISTRIBUTING THE KITS TO ALL NECESSARY CITY PERSONNEL AND SPEED UP THE OPENING OF THREE SUPERVISED INJECTION SITES.>>I DON’T THINK THERE IS ANY MAGIC ANSWER. OUR OBLIGATION IS TO WHATEVER WE CAN TO SPEED UP OR CHANGE WHAT WE ARE DOING TO SAVE LIVES.>>Reporter: AT THE HARM REDUCTION SITE, THE DRUG USERS ARE PROVIDED WITH TAKE HOME NALOXONE KIT. IT WILL BE ONE OF THE THREE SUPERVISED INJECTION SITES.>>IT IS A REAL CRISIS FOR THEM. IT IS A THREAT TO THEM, THEY FEEL. THEY WANT TO TRY TO KEEP THEMSELVES SAFE.>>Reporter: THE CITY IS CRITICIZED FOR NOT TAKING THE SITUATION MORE SERIOUSLY, DESPITE THE ONGOING CRISIS THAT HAS BEEN WELL DOCUMENTED IN VANCOUVER AND OTHER PLACES.>>Interview: I REMEMBER WHEN SARS CAME OUT, THERE WAS NOTICES POSTED UP SAYING THESE ARE THE SYMPTOMS. IF THIS HAPPENS, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. WE DON’T SEE THAT HERE.>>Reporter: BUT WITH THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY AT ITS DOORSTEP, THE OFFICIALS HAVE NOW RESPONDED, HOPING TO PREVENT THE NEXT OVERDOSE DEATH IN THE CITY. CAS ROUSSY, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Paul: AND LATER IN THE PROGRAM, VANCOUVER’S DESPERATE FIGHT AGAINST FENTANYL. PARAMEDICS SAID THE DAILY GRIND GETS AWFULLY RAW.>>>THERE ARE MORE SIGNS THAT TORONTO’S BLAZING HOT REAL ESTATE MARKET IS COOLING OFF. THE SALES HAVE DROPPED DRAMATICALLY. DOWN 40%. COMPARED TO A YEAR AGO. AND NOW, THE PRICES ARE STARTING TO DROP AS WELL. THE CBC’S JACQUELINE HANSEN HAS MORE ON WHAT IS DRIVING THE TREND.>>Reporter: THIS TINY DETACHED HOME ON THE WEST SIDE OF TORONTO, LISTED FOR $820,000 HAS BEEN WAITING FOR A BUYER FOR MORE THAN A MONTH.>>Interview: I AM SITTING ON A GEM.>>Reporter: THE REAL ESTATE BROKER SET UP AN OPEN HOUSE THIS MORNING TO TRY TO SHOW IT OFF. NO ONE SHOWED UP.>>Interview: IT MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE. I HAVE A BEAUTIFUL HOME ON THE MARKET. AND A BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBOURHOOD.>>Reporter: IT IS A BIG CHANGE FOR A CITY THAT HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR BID — BIDDING WARS. ANALYSTS EXPECTED THAT TO CHANGE WHEN NEW RULES FORCED BUYERS WITH SMALL DOWN PAYMENTS TO PROVE THEY COULD STILL PAY IF INTEREST RATES WENT UP. BUT DEMAND STAYED STRONG. AND PRICES JUMPED BY DOUBLE DIGITS. HITTING A PEAK IN APRIL.>>I AM DEEPLY CONCERNED…>>Reporter: THE ANXIETY PROMPTED THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT TO STEP IN. INTRODUCING A FOREIGN BUYERS TAX TO DECREASE SOME DEMAND. UNCERTAINTY FOLLOWED. LISTINGS POURED ON TO THE MARKET. AND SALES BEGAN TO SLOW. TODAY’S REPORT SHOWS THE SALES ARE DOWN FURTHER IN JULY. AVERAGE PRICES HAVE ALSO PLUNGED SINCE THEIR APRIL HIGH.>>Interview: I THINK MOST OF WHAT WE SEE IN THE TORONTO HOUSING MARKET, THE COOL DOWN IN THE DETACHED MARKET IS PSYCHOLOGICAL. IT IS A REACTION TO CONCERNS THAT THE GOVERNMENT’S ACTION TAKEN IN APRIL TO COOL THE MARKET WILL ACTUALLY DO THAT. I DON’T THINK IT IS A DIRECT RESPONSE TO THE POLICIES THEMSELVES.>>Reporter: IN VANCOUVER, A SIMILAR SITUATION HAS ALREADY PLAYED OUT. A FOREIGN BUYERS TAX TOOK EFFECT ONE YEAR AGO. PRICES IN VANCOUVER COOLED. BUT ONLY TEMPORARILY.>>Interview: TORONTO’S MARKET IS RESPONDING MORE. IT COULD BE A REFLECTION OF PERHAPS EARLIER LEVELS OF MANIA IN THE MARKET. THE GREATER LEVELS OF DOMESTIC SPECULATION.>>Reporter: EVEN STILL, THE AVERAGE HOME PRICES IN TORONTO ARE UP SLIGHTLY FROM A YEAR AGO. AND CONDO PRICES JUMPED MORE THAN 20%. A SIGN, PERHAPS, THAT LIKE VANCOUVER, TORONTO’S COOL DOWN JUST MAY BE SHORT-LIVED. JACQUELINE HANSEN, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Paul: TOURISTS IN VICTORIA JUMPED INTO ACTION TO PREVENT A POSSIBLE HARBOUR DISASTER YESTERDAY. THEIR BOAT UNEXPECTEDLY CAUGHT FIRE NEXT TO A GAS STORAGE AREA. THEY PUSHED THE 12 METRE VESSEL ACROSS THE HARBOUR WHERE IT SANK ALONG THE SHORE LINES. THE VICTORIA FIRE DEPARTMENT SAID THEIR ACTIONS SAVED THE FUEL DOCKS.>>>STRAIGHT AHEAD, DONALD TRUMP IS DESPERATE FOR A WIN. WE LOOK AT WHERE HE MIGHT GET ONE. ♪ [CBC News theme] ♪ ♪ Well,
time now for a little ride on the
“information highway.” You might think it’s trip that
requires all sorts of complicated
electronic gadgetry, but then you might
want to think again. Here’s Ron Charles with
tonight’s, Canada Online. Music Rack. Charles: You can
talk to it and it will
listen to you. ♪ ♪ It will wake you up
in the morning, play music, and play the latest
multi-media computer program. I think it’s a way
to the future, especially with
the children. This new type of computer
marks a turning point for big manufacturers, they now call them
home appliances. This computer even has
on-screen TV, letting people watch
while they work. The big companies are hoping
gadgets like this, along with easy
to use programs, will help them break into
the lucrative home market. The home market is the largest
growing market, again because more
and more people are embracing computer
technology because of what it is today
as opposed to what it was 10 years ago. So I see it becoming
a very common appliance. [mouse click] Computer: Hello, we’re not able
to take your call right now… Charles: Companies like Packard
Bell say their computers will be the answer for people
riding the next high-tech wave, the information
super-highway. Offering home
services such as shopping, banking,
entertainment, even multi-media. But computer companies aren’t
alone, there’s a race on to provide the engine
people will use on the information
highway. You’ve got the phone company,
you’ve got the cable company, you’ve got
the television broadcasters, and now you’ve got
the computer manufacturers as well as
the software makers. You can scan through the movie,
in terms of fast forward. Charles: Silicon Graphics
is convinced its horse will
win the race to connect
the continent but not with
computers. It’s working on
something that will be much more familiar
to people. They would be compelled to use
the information highway on the basis of a machine,
a box in the living room, that is custom designed
for that purpose. It’s not a computer, it’s
essentially a hybrid of a TV set with
computer internals. Charles: But computer
makers still think 70 per cent of homes
will have computers by the end
of the century. And they hope the fancy
gadgets in their new machines will help them do a lot of
that selling, right now. Ron Charles, CBC News,
Toronto. ♪ [CBC News theme]>>Paul: AS YOU SAW EARLIER, THE STAKES ARE HIGHER FOR DONALD TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION WITH A GRAND JURY NOW INVESTIGATING THE RUSSIA, TRUMP CONNECTION. IT CAPS OFF A TURBULENT TWO WEEKS WHEN THE WHITE HOUSE SEEMED TO HAVE A REVOLVING DOOR.>>President Donald Trump: WE JUST SWORE IN GENERAL KELLY. HE WILL DO A SPECTACULAR JOB. I HAVE NO DOUBT. AS CHIEF OF STAFF.>>Paul: JOHN KELLY’S FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS WAS TO FIRE ATHONY SCARAMUCCI, WHO EMBARRASSED HIS BOSS IN RECORD TIME. DON’T FORGET, HE HAD JUST REPLACED ANOTHER TROUBLESOME SPOKESMAN. THEN, THAT CRUSHING FAILURE TO REPEAL OBAMACARE. YESTERDAY, A RETURN TO BASICS. WITH A MESSAGE THIS PRESIDENT KNOWS HOW TO SELL.>>President Donald Trump: I CAMPAIGNED ON CREATING A MERIT-BASED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM THAT PROTECTS U.S. WORKERS AND TAXPAYERS AND THAT IS WHY WE ARE HERE TODAY.>>IT SEEMS THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE IS TRYING TO HIT THE RESET BUTTON. THE QUESTION IS HOW WILL IT WORK. JOINING ME TO TALK ALL THINGS TRUMP, MY COLLEAGUE KEITH BOAG WHO SITS ACROSS FROM ME FROM WHERE I NORMALLY WORK IN THE WASHINGTON BUREAU. THERE IS NEVER A GOOD TIME IN WASHINGTON.>>WE MISS YOU HERE, PAUL. SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED.>>Paul: I WILL BE BACK SOON. TO KICK THINGS OFF, LET’S PLAY A QUICK CLIP BY ATHONY SCARAMUCCI TO CNN. IT DID NOT GET A LOT OF PLAY BECAUSE THERE WAS SO MUCH IN THE PHONE CALL. LET PLAY THE CLIP AND TALK ABOUT IT AFTER.>>THERE ARE PEOPLE INSIDE THE ADMINISTRATION WHO THINKS IT IS THEIR JOB TO SAVE AMERICA FROM THIS PRESIDENT. THAT IS NOT THEIR JOB.>>Paul: TO SAVE AMERICA FROM THIS PRESIDENT. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT?>>Reporter: THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER THINGS IN THAT CALL TO CNN LAST WEEK THAT WERE NEWS HERE AND OF THE MOMENT. I THINK THAT IS ONE THAT HAS BEEN ENDURING QUALITY BECAUSE OF WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT THE TONE, THE FEELING OF WHAT IS GOING ON INSIDE THE ADMINISTRATION. WHAT AN EXTRAORDINARY THING TO SAY THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WORKING FOR THE PRESIDENT WHO ALSO THINK THEY HAVE TO SAVE THE PRESIDENT — SAVE THE COUNTRY FROM HIM. IT SPEAKS OF A KIND OF DISLOYALTY. A KIND OF LACK OF TRUST. A LACK OF COMMON PURPOSE IN THE ADMINISTRATION. THAT AS I SAY, IF YOU DON’T HAVE THOSE THINGS, IT IS HARD TO BUILD THEM. IT AN INSTANT RESET BY APPOINTING A NEW CHIEF OF STAFF. THOSE ARE DEEP PROBLEMS.>>Paul: THEN WE HAVE THE GRAND JURY IMPANELED. WHAT HAPPENS? ARE WE GOING TO SEE LIKE ONE AFTER THE OTHER AFTER THE OTHER WHITE HOUSE STAFFERS WILL MARCH DOWN AND TELL THE GRAND JURY EVERYTHING THEY KNOW, INCLUDING ALL THE LEAKS?>>THEY MIGHT. I WAS HERE IN THE ’90s WHEN KEN STAR WAS A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR LOOKING INTO EVERYTHING CLINTON. IT BECAME JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING CLINTON. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT COULD HAPPEN HERE TOO. JUST BECAUSE THE GRAND JURY IS IMPANELED DOES NOT MEAN THAT IS THE END OF THE INVESTIGATION. BOTH OF THOSE THINGS WILL CONTINUE AT THE SAME TIME. IF YOU CONSIDER THE TENSION THERE MUST BE IN THE WHITE HOUSE BECAUSE OF THE KIND OF THINGS THAT SCARAMUCCI DESCRIBED IN THAT CLIP, THAT WILL ONLY INTENSIFY BY SEVERAL FOLD AS PEOPLE BEGIN TO START GETTING SUBPOENAS OR NO PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING SUBPOENAS AND THEY KNOW THEY CAN’T MARCH DOWN TO THE — TO A GRAND JURY PANELEL AND DEFLECT QUESTIONS OR NOT BE COMPLETELY TRUTHFUL ABOUT IT. IT IS A SERIOUS THING. IT IS NOT LIKE DEALING WITH A PRESS CONFERENCE. THEY CANNOT JUST IGNORE IT. THEY HAVE TO LAWYER UP AND PREPARE FOR IT. IT WILL BE A SCARY THING. IT COULD GO ON FOR A LONG TIME. IT IS, AS I SAY, IT IS ONLY GOING TO MAKE A PRESSURE COOKER OF THE WHITE HOUSE THAT EXISTS ALREADY EVEN MORE SO.>>Paul: I OFTEN PICTURE DONALD TRUMP IN THE OVAL OFFICE OR SOMEWHERE WATCHING THE DIFFERENT NEWS NETWORKS AND HIS HEAD IS JUST ABOUT TO EXPLODE OR SOMETHING, RIGHT, AS THE FURY BUILDS. THE GRAND JURY, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, CAN GO ANYWHERE OR ALMOST ANYWHERE. TRUMP SAID THERE ARE LINES THAT OUT NOT TO BE CROSSED, RIGHT.>>Reporter: THERE ARE REPORTS THAT THE LINES ARE CROSSED. THE IMPORTANT ONE WAS THE TRUMP FELT THAT THE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR SHOULD LIMIT HIMSELF TO THE RUSSIA QUESTION AND NOT GO INTO QUESTIONS ABOUT TRUMP’S PAST BUSINESS DEALINGS. BUT THERE ARE, AS I SAY, REPORTS TONIGHT THAT THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR WANTS TO KNOW ABOUT. IN ADDITION TO ALL THESE OTHER THINGS. AND JUST CONSIDER THE LENGTH THAT DONALD TRUMP WENT TO TO TRY TO PROTECT THAT INFORMATION FROM BEING SEEN BY THE PUBLIC. REFUSING, THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO REFUSE TO RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS OR DIVULGE MUCH ABOUT WHAT IS PROBABLY THE MOST ENORMOUS BUSINESS PORTFOLIO OF ANY PRESIDENT IN MODERN HISTORY.>>Paul: ALL RIGHT. I APPRECIATE IT. SEE YOU SOON. WE WILL KEEP TALKING ABOUT THIS STORY. THANK YOU.>>TAKE CARE, PAUL.>>Paul: THAT IS ENOUGH FROM POLITICIANS AND JOURNALISTS. LET’S HEAR SOME VOICES THAT REALLY COUNT. FOR A GRASS ROOTS READ ON THE PRESIDENT, WE SPOKE TO AMERICANS VISITING THE U.S. CAPITOL.>>I WAS IN THE SPORTS GALLERY. SPEAKING ABOUT THE CURRENT PRESIDENT AND THE PRACTICES GOING ON IN THE WHITE HOUSE. AND SEEING ALL THE PRESENCE WE HAVE AND HOW IN TIMES OF TURMOIL AND TIMES OF DISAGREEMENT, THE HONOUR THEY HAVE. IT IS AN EMBARRASSMENT FOR US TO HAVE THE PRESIDENT WE HAVE NOW.>>Interview: I AM KIND OF MIXED ON THE PRESIDENT. HOWEVER, I AM — I FEEL THAT HE HAS BEEN OBSTRUCTED AT EVERY WAY HE TRIED TO DO THINGS.>>Interview: I DEFINITELY THINK THAT READING PAPERS OR WATCHING THE NEWS, IT MAKES IT SEEM LIKE EVERYTHING IS GOING CRAZY. JUST STANDING HERE AND LOOKING AROUND, IT LOOKS LIKE BUSINESS AS USUAL HONESTLY.>>HE DOES WHAT HE SAYS HE WILL DO. HE IS A MAN OF HONOUR.>>DIFFERENT THAN OTHER PRESIDENTS. IT IS SO VOLATILE. IT IS SO COURSE. IT IS SO BOREISH. IT IS NOT PRESIDENTIAL AT ALL.>>Interview: THERE IS NO REAL LEADERSHIP. IF HE WORKED IN A CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT LIKE I DO, HE WOULD BE FIRED. FIRED. HE IS THE PRESIDENT. IT IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT STANDARD. I LOT OF FRIENDS WHO WANT HIM TO BE IMPEACHED. I AM LIKE I DON’T THINK THAT WILL HAPPEN.>>Paul: COMING UP, SOME TOUGH LOVE FOR KIDS WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH A LOT. SOFTBALL GIVES STRUCTURE TO BOYS FROM A FIRST NATION…>>>VENEZUELA’S LEADER IS ACCUSED OF BUILDING A DICTATORSHIP. DO OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE A DUTY TO STOP HIM?>>>LET’S CHECK THE BUSINESS NUMBERS, THE TSX EDGED DOWN 73 POINTS. THE DOLLAR DECREASED 1/10th OF A CENT. IN NEW YORK, THE DOW HIT ANOTHER NEW RECORD HIGH. AND THE PRICE OF OIL DECREASED $0.5 A new disease with
some old familiar symptoms has struck teenage
girls around the world. The disease is called
“Duranitis” and the symptoms are screaming,
swooning, and tears of ecstasy. It strikes
whenever the British rock band,
Duran Duran appears. This week thousands of Calgary
teenagers fell victim when Duran Duran opened its North
American tour in that city. Marion Coomey
reports. ♪ ♪ ♪ Stalked in the forest ♪ ♪ Too close to hide ♪ ♪ I’ll be upon you by
the moonlight side ♪ ♪ Do do do do do do
dodo dododo dodo ♪ Coomey:
Simon, Andy, Nick, John, and Roger. are Duran Duran,
a popular British rock group. They’ve been dubbed,
“the Fab Five,” but such comparisons to
the Beatles aren’t because the music
is similar, it’s because of
the girls ♪ ♪ [cheering; screaming] I love
John. [excited chatter; screams] I love
John. They’re the best
and the cutest. Ever since there has been
music aimed at young people there have
been screaming fans. They swooned over
Frank Sinatra in the 40s. ♪ Are the one ♪ [screaming] ♪ [ Twist and Shout
by the Beatles ] In the 60s fans created a
new word, Beatlemania, for their love of John,
Paul, George, and Ringo. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Today they’re
called Duranies. They are very, very
dedicated to us. And they hang around in hotels
waiting for us to come down. And follow us when we go out
shopping, things like that. We most certainly have
a lot of young fans I wouldn’t swap them for
anything in the world. What’s wrong with
14-year-old girls? 15-year-old Laurie Evans and
17-year-old Julia Kim are are dedicated
Duran Duran fans. They’ve read every article
ever written on their idols. Laurie’s room is full of:
posters, pictures, buttons, all the records,
even Duran Duran shoes. I used to think that people who
had posters and listened to and bought all the albums,
were a little bit spinny, and not quite in
touch with reality, and were
groupies. But then when Duran Duran came
along it didn’t seem like that. I’m not quite sure
why actually. Because I’m supposed to be
the stable type, not go crazy over
Duran Duran or you know… Do you think it makes you
seem unstable because really like
a rock group? They’re seeing
the other side of me. More than 8,000
Duran Duran fans, most of them
under 18, went to the Olympic
Saddledome to hear what the band calls their
“music without a message.” They willingly lined up
to buy $25 sweatshirts and other souvenirs
and then pushed their way into $15 seats
to await their heroes. [cheering; screaming] Ladies and gentlemen
of Canada. [cheering; screaming] Here in
Calgary tonight is the beginning of
our North American tour. Do you get tired of
being associated with they’re five
great looking guys? I think,
sometimes, I’ve got a little bit more to
offer than just that. Some rock critics say that
to become a long-term success Duran Duran will have
to change its image as a teeny
bopper group. But for now they remain young,
good-looking, clean-cut, well-dressed, musically-adept,
full of catchy danceable tunes – the stuff teen
fantasies are made of. Possibly
the best concert in the history of
civilization as we know it Okay. It was
awesome. It was
unbelievable. And Simon Le Bon
is so gorgeous it isn’t
even funny.>>Paul: THE VENEZUELA PRESIDENT MADURO WENT ON A TIRADE ON STATE TELEVISION, BLASTING THE COUNTRY’S CHIEF PROSECUTOR. FOR LAUNCHING A FRAUD INVESTIGATION OVER SUNDAY’S ELECTION RESULTS. THE MOVE COMES AFTER THE COMPANY THAT SUPPLIED VOTING MACHINES TO VENEZUELA REVEALED VOTER TURNOUT NUMBERS WERE MANIPULATED BY MORE THAN 1 MILLION VOTES.>>>THAT IS JUST THE LATEST SENSATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AS VENEZUELA CONTINUES ITS SLIDE INTO CHAOS. RIGHT NOW, THE ENTIRE COUNTRY IS IN LOCKDOWN. PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES AND THE FEW THAT DO, END UP CLASHING WITH POLICE. MORE THAN 120 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN PROTESTS. ANOTHER 5,000 DETAINED. THE NUMBER OF POLITICAL PRISONERS IS MOUNTING AS WELL. CLOSE TO 500 IN TOTAL. INCLUDING THE LEADER OF BOTH OPPOSITION PARTIES. IT ALL HAS INTERNATIONAL CRITICS USING THE WORD “DICTATORSHIP.” FOR MORE ON HOW SERIOUS THE SITUATION IS, I’M JOINED BY STEVEN GIBBS IN CARACAS. A JOURNALIST WITH THE TIMES OF LONDON AND THE FORMER CANADIAN AMBASSADOR TO VENEZUELA. I WILL START WITH YOU, YOU LEFT CARACAS YESTERDAY. YOU JUST GOT BACK TO CANADA.>>YES.>>Paul: CAN YOU GET US TO HOW WE GOT HERE. GIVE US THE SKINNY HOW VENEZUELA SPIRALED TO WHERE IT.>>I THINK THIS IS A SITUATION THAT CONCERNS ALL CANADIANS. IT SHOWS US WHERE POPULISM LEADS. WHEN THEY GET INTO POWER, POPULIST LEADERS WILL DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO STAY IN POWER, NO MATTER THE DAMAGE IT DOES TO THE COUNTRIES OR TO THEIR GOVERNMENTS. THIS IN THE CASE OF VENEZUELA IS A GOVERNMENT THAT WAS ELECTED DEMOCRATICALLY IN 2013. MADURO DID WIN A MAJORITY OF THE VOTE. THE COUNTRY SUFFERED THE WORST ECONOMIC COLLAPSE IN ITS HISTORY. AN ECONOMIC CALAMITY GREATER THAN THE DEPRESSION WAS. THEY LOST 40% OF THEIR ENTIRE ECONOMY. NATURALLY IN THAT PERIOD OF TIME, VENEZUELANS HAVE BEEN ANXIOUS FOR CHANGE. THAT PUT THE GOVERNMENT OF MADURO IN AN AWKWARD POSITION WHERE IT CHOSE TO REMAIN DEMOCRATIC OR REMAINING IN POWER. IT CHOSE TO REMAIN IN POWER.>>Paul: WE HAVE THE VOTE ON SUNDAY, WHAT DOES THAT VOTE TELL YOU ABOUT THE MADURO GOVERNMENT?>>Interview: WELL, IF YOU LOOK AT THE RESULTS, IT SUGGESTS THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS PREPARED TO SORT OF FIDDLE THE RESULTS. THEY SAID THAT 8 MILLION PEOPLE VOTED FOR THIS CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY. THAT IS A VOTE WITHOUT AN OPPOSITION. IMMEDIATELY THE OPPOSITION HERE SAID THAT SOUNDS IMPLAUSIBLE. PARTICULARLY IF YOU THINK THAT IN THE END OF 2015, THERE WAS A PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION, 5.6 MILLION PEOPLE VOTED FOR THE GOVERNMENT THEN. THEY LOST THAT PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION. THE OPPOSITION GOT INTO POWER IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. THE IDEA THAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN GO FROM 5.6 MILLION TO 8 MILLION IN SUCH A SHORT TIME IN THE BACKGROUND WHERE IT IS A VERY UNPOPULAR GOVERNMENT AS THE AMBASSADOR SAID, THE BIGGEST — THE STEEPEST RECESSION, STEEPER RECESSION THAN THE DEPRESSION, IT SEEMS UNBELIEVABLE. WE THEN OF COURSE GOT THE CONFIRMATION OF THAT REALLY WHEN THE CEO OF SMARTMATIC, THE COMPANY THAT PROVIDES THE MACHINES, ELECTORAL MACHINES FOR VENEZUELA, ITSELF, SAID IT DOES LOOK LIKE THE NUMBERS DON’T REALLY ADD UP. AS THE GOVERNMENT GOES FORWARD, IT IS ALREADY — THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY WAS A VERY CONTROVERSIAL MOVE. THE WAY IT WAS FORMED, THE WAY IT WAS ELECTED HAS CAUSED MORE CONTROVERSY.>>Paul: WE SAW THE PICTURES OF THE STREETS OF CARACAS. YOU ARE OUT THERE EVERY DAY. DESCRIBE WHAT IT IS LIKE?>>Interview: WELL, I MEAN IN THE LAST FOUR MONTHS SINCE THE LATEST PROTESTS BEGAN, YOU SEE PROTESTS ALMOST EVERY DAY. YOU SEE THESE KIND OF BARRICADES ON THE STREET. PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGED TO BARRICADE THEIR OWN STREETS. WHETHER THAT ACHIEVES ANYTHING, THAT IS ANOTHER QUESTION. IN TERMS OF THE DAILY LIFE, YOU KNOW, EVERYTHING IS IN SHORT SUPPLY. THE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE HIT ARE BEING HIT HARDEST HIT BY THIS. THE PEOPLE WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF MONEY. PASTA AND OIL ARE UNAFFORDABLE. THE CURRENCY DROPPED ANOTHER 18% IN ONE DAY. RAPIDLY WE ARE SEEING THE CURRENCY COMPLETELY LOSE ALL ITS VALUE. AND THEN YOU HAVE THE OTHER ISSUE OF SECURITY. IN THE EVENING HERE, AT NIGHT, THERE IS A SORT OF CURFEW. PEOPLE DON’T REALLY GO OUT. YOU MAY GO FROM ONE SPOT TO ANOTHER YOU KNOW. YOU WOULD BE AMAZED HOW EMPTY THE STREETS ARE, PARTICULARLY AT NIGHT.>>Paul: AND IN A WAY, I DON’T KNOW IF LUCKY IS THE RIGHT WORD, STEVEN IS LUCKY, HE IS IN THERE. WE TRIED TO GET IN. IT IS HARD TO GET A VISA. DO YOU THINK THE WORLD HAS FORGOTTEN ABOUT VENEZUELA?>>Interview: THERE SEEMS TO BE A SPIKE OF ATTENTION RIGHT NOW. THIS IS A LONG STANDING CRISIS. IT HAS BEEN BUILDING FOR MANY YEARS AND THE INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION LAX AND WANES. I THINK OUR GOVERNMENT IS DOING A VERY GOOD OF TRYING TO KEEP THE SPOTLIGHT ON VENEZUELA. THE MINISTER IS THE MOST OUTSPOKEN FOR A MINISTER. IN OUR EMBASSY WE ARE A CHAMPION OF HUMAN RIGHTS. WE USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO GET THE WORD OUT. THE SITUATION LIKE THIS WHERE THE GOVERNMENT IS MORE AUTOCRATIC, THEY WANT TO SHUT DOWN THE STORY. THEY ARE KEEPING JOURNALISTS OUT OF THE COUNTRY. ONE OF THE ROLES OF AN EMBASSY IS TO GET THE WORD OUT. OUR GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN TRYING TO DO THAT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. WE DO SEE SOME INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION NOW. THE QUESTION WILL BE WHETHER IT CAN BE SUSTAINED THROUGH WHAT WILL TAKE PROBABLY SEVERAL MONTHS, MAYBE EVEN YEARS TO RESOLVE ITSELF BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT OF MADURO IS UNDER ENOUGH PRESSURE TO CONCEDE ELECTIONS AND TO ALLOW THE CITIZENS OF VENEZUELA TO CHOOSE WHO THEIR GOVERNMENT IS.>>Paul: THE QUESTION EVERYBODY IS WONDERING, LIKE, IS IT GOING TO SPIRAL FOREVER AND BECOME A FAILED STATE? I MEAN, I WONDER WHAT THE WAY FORWARD IS, WHERE DOES THIS GO FROM HERE?>>Interview: I THINK EVERYONE AGREES THAT AT SOME STAGE, THERE HAS TO BE SOME AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SUPPORTERS OF THE OPPOSITION AND THE PEOPLE IN THE GOVERNMENT THAT ARE PREPARED TO HAVE A REAL PROPER DISCUSSION WITH THE OPPOSITION. RIGHT NOW, THERE DOESN’T SEEM TO BE MUCH SIGN OF THAT. AND YOU REALLY DO FEEL THAT THE VERY SENIOR PEOPLE IN THE GOVERNMENT, MANY OF WHOM HAVE BEEN SANCTIONED BY THE UNITED STATES. THERE IS A DOWNSIDE TO THAT. THERE IS NO ESCAPE FOR THEM. THEY ARE DRIVING THIS ON AND ON AND ON. THEY ARE NOT REALLY REACHING OUT TO THE OPPOSITION. AND, YOU KNOW, HOW TO END — IT WILL END ULTIMATELY IN NEGOTIATION. RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE FURTHER APART THAN THEY HAVE EVER BEEN. THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY IS AN INCREDIBLY CONTROVERSIAL THING. IT IS FORMING TOMORROW. IT WILL HAVE SUPREME POWER OVER THIS ENTIRE COUNTRY. MORE POWER THAN ANY OTHER INSTITUTION. IT CAN DO A LOT OF THINGS. THE PRESIDENT MENTIONED THIS, IT CAN LIFT IMMUNITY FROM ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE CURRENT NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. WE MAY GET TO A STAGE WHERE YOU HAVE ELECTED PARLIAMENTARIANS FEELING THEY MAY NEED TO GO TO EXILE AND HIDING AND IT GETS MORE SERIOUS.>>Paul: THANK YOU, BOTH. THAT WAS UNSETTLING. BUT IT WAS GOOD TO HEAR YOUR VIEWPOINT. THANK YOU.>>>UP NEXT, A RACE AGAINST TIME TO SAVE LIVES IN VANCOUVER. EVERY SECOND COUNTS WHEN SOMEONE IS IN THE GRIPS OF AN OVERDOSE. [theme music] [xylophone] Most of the teenagers
that we talked to last spring were
very scathing about this kind of
sex education that they got, both from their
parents at home and at school. They try to keep us naive
as long as possible. At 12 and 13 I think we are
ready to learn about the actual physical
thing of sex. Most people, by the time they
get to grade 11 or 12 have gone out
before anyhow. Reporter: Teenagers are getting
their sex education from each other. And it’s freely available to
them on the newsstands. I feel I can
give my kids the values they
need when sex is
the issue. But I cannot begin to give
them the facts they need. That can only come from
trained specialists using a curriculum as carefully
planned as a maths course. ♪ I want to get
physical ♪ Reporter: The dilemma facing
young people today: sexuality. More adolescents
are sexually active. By 16 most kids have had their
first sexual experience, yet many of them are not
sexually responsible. 85 per cent of teenagers don’t
use any form of contraception. Narrator: During intercourse the
sperm are deposited inside the female. A lot of people think the course
is going to encourage sex. But it doesn’t, if it does
anything it turns you right off. The whole idea of birth control
is to prevent fertilization. They are being taught without
the same morals that I would want my children
to be taught under. How do you feel you would
perform in bed with two females? Caller: Oh, I personally think
I’m pretty good. Do you think
you could… Reporter: Her name
is Sue Johanson and for the last
year and a half she’s spent her Sunday
evenings answering questions. Every imaginable
question about sex. Caller: I wanna
know how old you have to be
to have an abortion. Caller: I picked up this
prostitute and I noticed that I have these cold sores
on the inside of my lips. Reporter: They tell her things
they’d never tell another living soul. She says the reason
is simple. Because they’re
desperate. They can’t find anybody else
that they can really open up to, who will trust – who will not
put them down. ♪ ♪ If you would give
it to them straight, I think you’d
have a lot less trouble with people
going wrong afterwards, not really knowing what
is happening. [theme music] [groovy]>>WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PARAMEDICS WHO WERE ABLE TO REVIVE HER?>>Paul: IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN A YEAR NOW SINCE BRITISH COLUMBIA DECLARED A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY. AND YET THE NUMBER OF DEAD FROM SUSPECTED DRUG OVERDOSES HAS GONE UP. DESPITE THE BLEAK SIGNS, THERE ARE STILL SOME QUIET VICTORIES. WHEN A PARAMEDIC ARRIVES WITH MINUTES TO SPARE, THEY CAN PULL VICTIMS AWAY FROM THE BRINK. EARLIER THIS YEAR, NATHALIE CLANCY FOLLOWED PARAMEDICS RACING TO THE FRONT LINES OF THE OPIOID CRISIS. HERE IS ANOTHER LOOK AT HER STORY.>>THIS IS THE MOST STRESSFUL PART OF THE JOB.>>Reporter: HE HAS NO IDEA HOW MANY OF THE 914 DEATHS LAST YEAR HAPPENED ON HIS SHIFT. THE 30 YEAR VETERAN PARAMEDIC REFUSES TO TAKE COUNT.>>THERE ARE A LOT OF TIMES WHERE IT IS TOO LATE. WE CANNOT GET THEIR HEART TO RESTART.>>HOW OFTEN IS THAT IN YOUR CASE?>>Interview: IT HAPPENS FREQUENTLY.>>Reporter: THEY HAVE SPECIAL TRAINING IN ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT. AND TRAVELS ALONE IN AN SUV TO BACK UP PARAMEDICS ON COMPLEX CALLS.>>Interview: OVERDOSES COME AS A CRITICAL EMERGENCY IN OUR SYSTEM. THEY ARE NOT BREATHING. AND LITERALLY ARE QUITE CLOSE TO DEATH.>>Interview: WE ACTUALLY BRING THE EMERGENCY ROOM TO YOU ON THE STREET.>>Reporter: HE CARRIES A $40,000 MONITOR. THAT WILL BE USEFUL ON HIS NEXT PATIENT. WHO IS NOT BREATHING IN A PUBLIC WASHROOM.>>EXCUSE ME.>>Reporter: HE DRAWS UP THE NARCAN SHOT AND HOPES WILL REVIVE HER.>>DO YOU WANT TO TAKE CARE OF THAT. WE WILL TIME ON THE MONITOR FOR YOU. IT WILL BE A COUPLE OF MINUTES. IF SHE STARTS TO WAKE HERE… DO YOU WANT TO CHECK THE BACK OF HER HEAD, MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO BIG BUMPS.>>Reporter: THE WOMAN IS FORTUNATE. HER FRIEND STARTED TO WORRY AND FOUND HER HERE. A FEW MORE MINUTES ALONE IN THE WASHROOM WOULD HAVE BEEN TOO LATE.>>HI, HON. RELAX.>>IT TOOK PROBABLY FIVE MINUTES I THINK AFTER THE NARCAN FOR HER TO WAKE UP.>>Reporter: HER REACTION TO HER VERY CLOSE CALL SAYS IT ALL.>>Interview: THEY HAVE NOT HAD A LOT OF OXYGEN CIRCULATING TO THE BRAIN. THEY ARE CONFUSED. THEY WAKE UP CONFUSED IN THE MIDDLE — IN THIS CASE ON THE BATHROOM FLOOR, NOT KNOWING WHAT IS GOING ON WITH STRANGE FACES LOOKING AT THEM. I IMAGINE — I KNOW I WOULD BE ALARMED.>>EVERYTHING IS ALL RIGHT.>>Reporter: HER FRANTIC FRIEND SAID HE OVERDOSED HIMSELF EARLIER IN THE DAY.>>I DIDN’T SEE IT COMING.>>HOW LONG WAS SHE DOWN?>>Interview: 30 MINUTES. 45 MINUTES.>>Reporter: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PARAMEDICS WHO REVIVED HER?>>AWESOME.>>Reporter: SHE MADE THE MOST DEADLY MISTAKE A DRUG USER CAN MAKE. SHE USED ALONE.>>Interview: THAT IS A SAD THING. NOBODY WANTS TO DIE ALONE. AND A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE ARE UNFORTUNATELY.>>Reporter: LIKE THIS MAN WHO WAS LONG GONE BEFORE ANYONE FOUND HIM IN A PUBLIC WASHROOM. HE SAID THAT SPIKED IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER BECAUSE THE COLD WEATHER FORCED PEOPLE INDOORS TO USE IN PLACES WHERE NO ONE WILL SEE THEM COLLAPSE.>>OR SOMEONE DID NOT PHONE 911 SOON ENOUGH. I SAW CASES WHERE PEOPLE RAN TO FIND A NARCAN KIT INSTEAD OF PHONING 911. TRAGIC OUTCOMES BECAUSE THERE IS A TELEPHONE IN THE LOBBY OF THE BUILDING. BUT THEY ELECTED TO RUN SOMEWHERE ELSE AND FIND A NARCAN KIT.>>Reporter: HIS ADVICE TO LOVED ONES IS TO CALL 911 FIRST AND DISPATCHERS WILL TELL YOU HOW TO KEEP THE PATIENT ALIVE UNTIL THE PARAMEDICS ARRIVE.>>NARCAN IS GREAT. IT IS OXYGEN, THE DEPRIVATION OF OXYGEN IS WHAT IS KILLING THESE PEOPLE.>>Reporter: HE FEARS SOME USERS ARE AFRAID TO CALL 911, AFRAID OF POLICE.>>Interview: THE POLICE ARE NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE OVERDOSED TO GET YOU IN TROUBLE. THEY ARE THE SAME AS US. THEY WANT TO SEE YOU GET SOME HELP.>>Reporter: THE NEXT PATIENT TOOK OFF BEFORE HE GOT THERE. ON A BLOCK WHERE ANYONE IN A UNIFORM IS NOT WELCOME.>>GO AROUND THE OTHER SIDE. THEY ARE GETTING AGITATED.>>WE HAVE TO GO, THERE IS STUFF THROWN.>>IT IS IN EVERY COMMUNITY AND AFFECTS ALL WALKS OF LIFE. ADDICTION IS A HORRIBLE THING.>>Reporter: THIS SHIFT ALONE, HE ATTENDED 22 OVERDOSE CALLS. HE SHARES HIS SECRET TO GET THROUGH EVERYONE OF THEM.>>I THINK THAT BACK WHOEVER WE ARE DEALING WITH, AT SOME POINT WAS A BABY THAT WAS BOUNCED ON SOMEBODY’S KNEES. THIS IS SOMEBODY’S FAMILY. AND THAT HELPS.>>Reporter: NATHALIE CLANCY, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Paul: STILL TO COME, A SOFT BALL TEAM THAT CARRIES THE HOPES OF A PROVINCE AND A SMALL ♪ ♪ Reporter:
Tomorrow, Coca-Cola Company will tell a thirsty world
it’s putting a smoother, sweeter taste into the most
instantly recognizable bottle in the world. This has got to be the boldest
consumer products move of any kind,
of any stripe, since Eve started
to hand out apples. Reporter: Here, they drag out
all the hoopla thinking that
they’re going to war against the archrival Pepsi. But it turns out,
they’ve picked a fight in their own backyard
with their best friends. I can’t tell the difference
between the new taste of Coke and the old taste
of Pepsi. Reporter: Why are you
upset about it? My oldest daughter is 22. Her first word was “Coke.”
Her second word was “Mommy.” Reporter: For decades,
Coke has stayed on top by being cautious
and conservative. Lately, though, Pepsi
is growing faster than Coke. The Pepsi challenge
is clearly hurting. Oh! ♪ we made our choice ♪ ♪ make it a Pepsi ♪ Pepsi has
captured a young, hip, positioning that Coke, by nature
of its corporate culture, is not really able
to understand yet. ♪ put a Pepsi
in the motion ♪ ♪ the choice is up
to you hey ♪ Woman: And it must be every
young boy’s fantasy to turn around and
see Michael Jackson, I mean, how wonderful. ♪ taste the thrill
of the day ♪ The Coca-Cola Company is
bringing back the real thing. For weeks, the company
has been hyping the taste of
its new formula Coke, but today, it announced
it’s going to start selling the old Coke again,
under a new name. We’re bringing it back– the original taste
of Coca-Cola returns as Coca-Cola Classic. Announcer:
We have ignition and liftoff. Reporter:
When the shuttle Challenger blasts off tomorrow, it will
begin a new space race– onboard will be two specially
designed soft drink cans– one from Coke,
the other from Pepsi– allowing astronauts to drink
a carbonated beverage in the weightlessness of space
for the first time. Yes. It’s the cola wars
in action. Reporter: The supermarket shelf
is the front line in the cola war–
Pepsi and Coke slugging it out in the world’s longest running
business battle. ♪ I’d like to buy
the world a Coke ♪ ♪ and keep it company ♪ ♪ that’s the real thing ♪ ♪ [atonal news theme] Announcer: The National. ♪ [dramatic news fanfare] Announcer: The National. ♪ [subdued news fanfare] Peter Mansbridge: Tonight… ♪ [building news theme] ♪ [soft, dreamy] THE NEW YORK GOVERNMENT SENT A STRONG MESSAGE ABOUT WILDLIFE POACHING. THE ENVIRONMENT OFFICIALS CRUSHED ABOUT TWO TONS OF IVORY IN CENTRAL PARK. THE ARTIFACTS WERE CRAFTED FROM TUSKS OF ABOUT 100 ELEPHANTS. WHILE THE IVORY TRADE WAS BANNED IN 1989, THE U.S. IS THE LARGEST BLACK MARKET FOR IT BEHIND CHINA.>>>AT THE CANADA SUMMER GAMES, YOU WILL FIND A SQUAD MADE UP OF INDIGENOUS ATHLETES. MANITOBA’S SOFTBALL TEAM AND ALMOST ALL OF THEM ARE FROM A SMALL NORTHERN COMMUNITY THAT DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY LAST YEAR AFTER SIX SUICIDES.>>Reporter: IT HAS BEEN A STEEP LEARNING CURVE FOR MANITOBA’S SOFTBALL TEAM.>>YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO…>>Reporter: LEADS TO EMITTING PEP TALK. THEY LOST THE GAME AFTER BEING AHEAD AND THE CLUB IS NOT PERFORMING HOW THEY WANTED TO IN THE GAMES. FOR THE COACH, GETTING THERE WAS HALF THE BATTLE.>>THE ROAD HAS NOT BEEN EASY. IT HAS BEEN HUMBLE BEGINNINGS FOR ALL OF US. THE COACHES, THE PLAYERS.>>Reporter: THIS PROGRAM STARTED A DECADE AGO ON A DUSTY FIELD IN THE REMOTE COMMUNITY AT CROSS LAKE. LAST YEAR, A STATE OF EMERGENCY WAS DECLARED AFTER 6 YOUNG PEOPLE DIED BY SUICIDE. SOME SAY THE BALL TEAM IS A BIG REASON MANY TEENS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO COPE.>>KIDS ARE CALLING OUT FOR HOPE. WE NEED TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AS ADULTS. AS LEADERS. TO HELP THEM OUT AND TAKE THAT TIME TO WALK WITH THEM AND COME DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL.>>Reporter: THE FIRST BASE MAN SAID LAST YEAR’S STATE OF EMERGENCY WAS A HARD TIME AT HOME.>>Interview: YOU HAVE TO FIGHT TOGETHER AND KEEPING POSITIVE. NOT TRYING TO BE DOWN ALL THE TIME.>>Reporter: LAST YEAR ONE OF THE TEAMMATE’S LOST A CLOSE FRIEND. THE PLAYERS WORKED HARD TO GET BACK ON THE FIELD.>>WE KEPT TALKING AND SAID WE NEED YOU ON THE TEAM. YOU ARE A GOOD BALL PLAYER AND DID AS MUCH AS WE COULD TO HELP HIM OUT.>>Reporter: IT GREW TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST SOFTBALL PROGRAMS IN THE PROVINCE. THE TEAM WON TWO GOLD MEDALS IN WESTERN CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE LAST THREE YEARS AND ARE STARTING TO COMPETE IN OTHER NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS. THE KID ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN MEDALS.>>Interview: IT IS MORE ABOUT BUILDING CHARACTER. IT IS ABOUT TEACHING THEM ABOUT SURVIVAL ON AND OFF THE FIELD AND HOW TO FACE ADVERSITY.>>Reporter: REGARDLESS HOW THEY FINISH, THE TEAM WILL HEAD TO P.E.I. NEXT WEEK FOR THE UNDER 18 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. AND CONTINUE TO BUILD A BELIEF THAT THEY TOO CAN SWING FOR THE FENCES. BRETT PURDY, CBC NEWS, WINNIPEG.>>Paul: IN BRAZIL, HE IS MORE WIDELY KNOWN THAN THE POPE. AND NOW, THE FOOTBALL STAR HAS BECOME THE MOST EXPENSIVE ATHLETE IN THE WORLD. BARCELONA SOLD THE STAR FOR A WORLD RECORD PRICE OF 222 MILLION EUROS. AND THAT IS JUST THE PRICE OF ACQUIRING THE RIGHTS TO HIM. PARIS WILL GIVE HIM A WHOPPING 45 MILLION EUROS A YEAR. NICELY PLAYED.>>>THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS THURSDAY NIGHT. FOR NEWS AT ANY HOUR, YOU CAN ALWAYS GO TO

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