The National for Tuesday, August 27, 2019 — VIA Rail Terror Trial, Epstein Victims, School Lunches
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The National for Tuesday, August 27, 2019 — VIA Rail Terror Trial, Epstein Victims, School Lunches


(*)>>Rosemary: TONIGHT AN OLD TERROR CASE NOW HEADED FOR A NEW TRIAL. THEY WERE CONVICTED OF A PLOT TO DERAIL A VIA TRAIN. HOW A JUDGE’S ERROR CHANGED EVERYTHING. (*)>>Ian: BRAZIL NOW SAYS THAT IT WILL ACCEPT HELP TO FIGHT THE AMAZON FIRES, BUT THERE ARE STRINGS ATTACHED. (*)>>>THE MOMENT COSTCO CAME TO CHINA IS OUR “MOMENT.” AND YOU THOUGHT THAT YOUR COSTCO WAS A ZOO.>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*)>>Rosemary: THESE ARE THE SUSPECTS, CHIHEB ESSEGHAIER AND RAED JASER AND THIS IS THE ALLEGED PLOT. IN 2015 TWO MEN WERE CONVICTED ON TERROR RELATED CHARGES, ACCUSED OF TRYING TO DERAIL A VIA RAIL TRAIN IN THE GREATER TORONTO AREA. TODAY THAT VERDICT WAS SET ASIDE, A NEW TRIAL GRANTED FOR THE MEN BY ONTARIO’S HIGHEST COURT. WHY? ALL BECAUSE OF HOW THE JURY WAS SELECTED. HABIBA NOSHEEN EXPLAINS WHY THE NEXT TRIAL COULD BE VERY DIFFERENT.>>Reporter: THIS, THE CROWN ARGUED, IS WHERE IT WAS ALL SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN ON TRAIN TRACKS BETWEEN NEW YORK AND TORONTO. IT WAS A CASE THAT CONSUMED LAW ENFORCEMENT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER. RAED JASER AND CHIHEB ESSEGHAIER WERE BOTH FOUND GUILTY AND GIVEN LIFE SENTENCES FOR THEIR ROLE IN THE VIA RAIL TERROR PLOT. AT THE HEART OF THE CASE WERE RECORDINGS AND TESTIMONY OF AN F.B.I. AGENT WHO HAD BEFRIENDED THE TWO MEN. WEARING AN ELABORATE DISGUISE TO CONCEAL HIS IDENTITY, THE F.B.I. AGENT SPOKE TO CBC NEWS AFTER THE TRIAL.>>HE TELLS ME THAT ONE OF THE PLOT WAS TO DERAIL THE TRAIN AND WAS GOING TO GO WITH HIS BROTHER WHO WAS IN THIS PLOT WITH HIM TO DERAIL A TRAIN.>>Reporter: BUT FROM THE BEGINNING THERE WERE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TRIAL, ESPECIALLY ABOUT ESSEGHAIER, WHO APPEARED TO BE MENTALLY UNWELL. HE REFUSED TO TAKE PART OR TO BE REPRESENTED BY A LAWYER. BUT AN ISSUE WITH THE JURY SELECTION IS WHAT LED TO A NEW TRIAL BEING ORDERED. JASER’S LEGAL TEAM ARGUED THAT THE JURY SELECTION VIOLATED THE MEN’S RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL.>>FAIR JURY PROCEDURES ARE REALLY A HALLMARK OF THE CANADIAN JUSTICE SYSTEM.>>Reporter: MEGAN SAVARD WAS THE LAWYER FOR RAED JASER. IT WAS DURING HIS APPEAL.>>HE WAS GRATEFUL. THAT’S A LOT OF INFORMATION TO PROCESS AND, OBVIOUSLY, THE NEXT STEPS AFTER A SUCCESSFUL APPEAL ARE NOT ALWAYS CLEAR. BUT HAPPY — HAPPY AND GRATEFUL.>>Reporter: THE CROWN SAYS THAT IT WILL PROCEED WITH A NEW TRIAL AND THEY HAVE 60 DAYS TO DECIDE TO APPEAL TODAY’S RULING IN THE SUPREME COURT.>>Rosemary: SO, HABIBA, WITH THIS NEW TRIAL ORDERED, WHAT, IF ANYTHING, COULD BE DIFFERENT THE SECOND TIME AROUND?>>Reporter: THE BIGGEST THING WITH THE TRIAL, WHILE ESSEGHAIER HAS BEEN IN PRISON HE’S BEEN UNDER TREATMENT FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA. HE STATED THAT HE WAS SUFFERING FROM SCHIZOPHRENIA THROUGHOUT THE TRIAL. SO IF HE DECIDES TO GO FOR A DEFENSE OF NOT CRIMINALLY RESPONSIBLE IN THE NEW TRIAL THAT COULD PLAY OUT VERY DIFFERENTLY. SECOND, THE F.B.I. INFORMANT THAT YOU JUST SAW IN MY STORY HAS WRITTEN A BOOK, ALMOST A TELL-ALL ABOUT THE CASE. AND HE’S GIVEN INTERVIEWS, INCLUDING TO THE CBC. SO IF THERE WERE ANY STATEMENTS THAT HE MADE IN THE BOOK THAT CONTRADICT WHAT HE SAID ON THE STAND, THAT COULD PROVE TO BE VERY USEFUL FOR THE DEFENCE.>>Rosemary: IT COULD BE A DIFFERENT TRIAL INDEED. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, HABIBA, I APPRECIATE IT.>>Reporter: THANK YOU.>>Rosemary: NOW BOTH ESSEGHAIER AND JASER ARE STILL IN CUSTODY. JASER’S LAWYER SAYS THEY WILL STAY THERE UNLESS THERE’S A SUCCESSFUL BAIL APPLICATION.>>Ian: IF POLITICS COULD PUT OUT FIRES THE AMAZON RAINFOREST MIGHT BE SAFE TONIGHT, BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASE.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Ian: NOT ONLY ARE THE FIRES STILL RAGING, NASA CONFIRMED TODAY THAT THE RAINFOREST IS BEING CONSUMED AT A RATE NOT SEEN IN NINE YEARS. EVEN SO, THE BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT JAIR BOLSONARO SAID THIS MORNING THAT HE WOULD REJECT THE G7 OFFER OF $20 MILLION TO FIGHT THE FIRES UNTIL THE FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON APOLOGISES FOR SLAMMING HIS ENVIRONMENTAL RECORD. DONALD TRUMP TWEETED OUT PRAISE FOR HIS KINDRED SPIRIT. “HE AND HIS COUNTRY HAVE THE FULL AND COMPLETE SUPPORT OF THE U.S.A..” LATER IN THE DAY BOLSONARO’S SPOKESPERSON SAID THAT ALL FOREIGN AID WOULD BE ACCEPTED AS LONG AS BRAZIL GETS TO SAY HOW IT’S SPENT. SO CANADA’S OFFER WILL ALSO BE ACCEPTED NOW. CAMERON MacINTOSH LOOKS AT THAT AND OTHER WAYS THAT CANADIANS THINK THEY CAN INTERVENE IN THIS GLOBAL CRISIS.>>Reporter: AS THE RAINFOREST POLITICS PLAY OUT… CANADA STANDS BY ITS OFFER.>>WE STEPPED UP AS A GOVERNMENT SAYING THAT WE WERE WILLING TO PROVIDE NOT ONLY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, BUT ALSO ASSISTANCE. WE HAVE GREAT FIREFIGHTING TEAMS.>>Reporter: $15 MILLION PLUS A PLEDGE TO SEND FIREFIGHTING AIRCRAFT. BRAZIL HAS DEPLOYED 43,000 TROOPS TO FIGHT THE FIRES WHICH ARE MOSTLY FUELLED BY TREES ON THE GROUND THAT WERE CLEARCUT. IN CANADA FOREST FIRES TYPICALLY SPREAD THROUGH THE LIVING CANOPY. STILL, THE FIREFIGHTERS SAY THAT CANADA COULD MAKE A STRATEGIC, ALBEIT SMALL CONTRIBUTION.>>THE AIR BOMBERS WILL HELP TO SLOW DOWN THE FIRE BUT IT’S MORE THAN LIKELY GOING TO TAKE BOOTS ON THE GROUND TO FULLY EXTINGUISH IT.>>Reporter: EVEN IF THE FLAMES ARE PUT OUT, THERE ARE CALLS FOR CANADA TO FOCUS ON A POLITICAL SOLUTION.>>WHAT REALLY HAS TO BE DONE IS MONIES INVESTED TO PREVENT ANY FURTHER ADVANCE OF THIS WAVE OF DEFORESTATION CONSUMING THE AMAZON.>>Reporter: BUT BRAZIL’S PRESIDENT JAIR BOLSONARO SEEMS TO CHAMPION DEFORESTATION, DESPITE THE CLEAR THREAT TO THE WORLD’S CLIMATE.>>NO COUNTRY CAN RISK THE WELL-BEING OF THE REST OF THE WORLD. AND THIS IS NOT A CAMOUFLAGE THAT YOU CAN HIDE BEHIND.>>Reporter: FORMER FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER LLOYD AXWORTHY SAYS THAT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SHOULD TAKE THE UNUSUAL STEP OF INTERVENING WITH CANADA POSITIONED TO TAKE A LEAD.>>USE YOUR BEST DIPLOMATIC TOOLS BUT YOU’LL ALSO HAVE TO IMPOSE FAIRLY SEVERE SANCTIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITY.>>Reporter: AS THIS PLAYS OUT ON THE FIRE LINE, CANADA IS WORKING ON A SOUTH AMERICAN TRADE DEAL THAT INCLUDES BRAZIL. ASKED ABOUT THAT, MCKENNA FELL BACK ON A FAMILIAR LIBERAL TALKING POINT.>>WE NEED TO BE LINKING TRADE TO THE ENVIRONMENT.>>Reporter: CANADA’S FOCUS NOW — CLEARLY ON THE FLAMES RATHER THAN THE POLICY FANNING THEM. CAMERON MacINTOSH, CBC NEWS, WINNIPEG.>>Ian: NOW TO THE FALLOUT, ROSEMARY, FROM A LANDMARK DECISION IN THE U.S.>>Rosemary: YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT, IAN. AN OKLAHOMA JUDGE FOUND THAT JOHNSON & JOHNSON HELPED TO FUEL THE OPIOID CRISIS. AND ANOTHER DRUGMAKER IS TAKING NOTE. PURDUE PHARMA IS TRYING TO SETTLE MORE THAN 2,000 LAWSUITS WITH AN OFFER UP OF TO $12 BILLION U.S.>>NEVER BEFORE HAVE WE EVER SEEN A MEMBER OF A PRIVATE INDUSTRY OFFER SO MUCH MONEY TO TRY TO DEAL WITH A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS OF THIS MAGNITUDE.>>Rosemary: PURDUE IS THE MAKER OF OXYCONTIN. THE SETTLEMENT OFFER COMES A DAY AFTER THE OKLAHOMA RULING AGAINST JOHNSON & JOHNSON WORTH MORE THAN HALF A BILLION U.S. JAMIE STRASHIN LOOKS AT HOW THAT MIGHT EFFECT CLASS-ACTION SUITS HERE IN CANADA.>>AT THIS POINT I WAS TAKING UP TO EIGHT A DAY. THIS IS BACK IN 2008.>>Reporter: DARRELL GEVIEN REPRESENTS THE RAVAGES OF OPIOIDS. AN INJURY LED TO AN ADDICTION TO PERCOCET AND FENTANYL AND IT DESTROYED HIS MARRIAGE, DERAILED HIS CAREER AS A DOCTOR, AND EVENTUALLY LANDED HIM IN JAIL.>>LIFE FOR ME AT THAT TIME WAS A NIGHTMARE. I MEAN, I REMEMBER CLEARLY STILL RIGHT NOW LOOKING IN THE MIRROR AND I HATED MYSELF. PICTURES OF ME…>>Reporter: HE’S SLOWLY GETTING BACK ON HIS FEET. HE’S ALSO A LEAD PLAINTIFF IN A BILLION DOLLAR CLASS ACTION AGAINST DOZENS OF PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES AND THEIR DISTRIBUTORS.>>IT’S A SYMPTOM OF A BIGGER PROBLEM AT THE SOCIETAL LEVEL THAT WE’RE NOT COPING WITH STRESS WELL.>>THE OPIOID CRISIS HAS RAVAGED THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA.>>Reporter: THEY ARE EMBOLDENED BY OKLAHOMA’S DECISION. OKLAHOMA SUCCESSFULLY ARGUED THAT JOHNSON & JOHNSON CREATED A PUBLIC NUISANCE, CONTRIBUTING TO AN ONGOING PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS BY ENGAGING IN MISLEADING MARKETING OF ITS DRUGS. IN CANADA, BETWEEN 2016 AND 2018, THERE WERE MORE THAN 11,000 OPIOID RELATED DEATHS. B.C. HAS ENGAGED IN A CLASS-ACTION AGAINST A NUMBER OF PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES.>>I THINK IT WOULD HAVE BEEN, UM, A MORE DIFFICULT SITUATION HAD THE COURT IN OKLAHOMA SAID, YOU KNOW, WE DON’T SEE ANY LIABILITY HERE. BUT TO HAVE A JUDGE SAY, YES, WE DO SEE THAT THERE’S A SERIOUS PROBLEM HERE WITH HOW THIS COMPANY CONDUCTED ITSELF.>>Reporter: THIS B.C. LAWYER IS ALSO INVOLVED IN THE PROVINCE’S CASE. HE SAYS THAT IN CANADA THERE’S NO PUBLIC NUISANCE STATUTE, BUT THERE ARE SIMILAR RULES AROUND MAKING FALSE REPRESENTATIONS.>>THE INDUSTRY HAS TO GET ITS HEAD AROUND THE FACT THAT WE’RE ALL COMING FOR THEM BECAUSE OF THEIR CONDUCT AND THAT THE TAXPAYERS CAN’T BE LEFT HOLDING THE BAG ON THIS CRISIS.>>Reporter: MOGERMAN SAYS THAT A VICTORY FOR B.C. WOULD BE GOOD NEWS FOR ALL OF THE PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES CONTEMPLATING SIMILAR LAWSUITS. JAMIE STRASHIN, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Ian: AN EXTRAORDINARY HEARING IN NEW YORK TODAY, 16 OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S ACCUSERS GOT THEIR DAY IN COURT. EVEN THOUGH THE POWERFUL FINANCIER KILLED HIMSELF IN CUSTODY BEFORE HE COULD FACE TRIAL FOR SEX TRAFFICKING. ELLEN MAURO BRINGS US THEIR POWERFUL STATEMENTS.>>Reporter: JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S ACCUSERS EMERGED FROM COURT, DETAILING PUBLICLY THEIR MOST PRIVATE TRAUMAS.>>ALL I COULD SAY WAS A MEEK, NO, PLEASE, STOP. BUT THAT JUST SEEMED TO EXCITE HIM MORE.>>Reporter: CHAUNTAE DAVIES DESCRIBES THE FIRST TIME THAT SHE SAYS THAT EPSTEIN RAPED HER.>>HE CONTINUED TO RAPE ME AND WHEN HE WAS FINISHED HOPPED OFF AND WENT TO THE SHOWER. I PULLED MY SHORTS UP AND I RAN AS FAST AS I COULD BACK TO MY OWN VILLA, MY FEET BLOODIED FROM THE ROCKS. I CRIED MYSELF TO SLEEP THAT NIGHT.>>Reporter: 16 WOMEN SPOKE IN COURT, SHARING HARROWING ACCOUNT OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HUMILIATION. BUT WITH EPSTEIN NOW DEAD, THIS WAS NOT THE CRIMINAL TRIAL THAT THE WOMEN WANTED.>>IT WAS BOTH EMPOWERING AND INFURIATING TO KNOW THAT THE PERSON WHO I NEEDED TO HEAR THOSE WORDS IS NOT HERE TO HEAR THEM.>>Reporter: STILL, FOR SOME AT LEAST A BRIEF MOMENT OF CATHARSIS.>>TODAY IS A DAY OF POWER AND STRENGTH.>>I WANT TO THANK THE JUDGE FOR LETTING US SPEAK, HAVING SOME CLOSURE. IT’S STILL GOING TO BE A ROUGH ROAD.>>Reporter: THE FOCUS NOW TURNS TO CIVIL SUITS AGAINST EPSTEIN’S ESTATE AND THE INVESTIGATIONS INTO HIS ALLEGED CO-CONSPIRATORS. THEY INCLUDE THE FORMER GIRLFRIEND GHISLAINE MAXWELL. THERE ARE ALLEGATIONS THAT SHE LURED GIRLS FOR EPSTEIN TO ABUSE AND TRAFFIC TO HIS POWERFUL CIRCLE.>>I WON’T STOP FIGHTING. I WILL NEVER BE SILENCED UNTIL THESE PEOPLE ARE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE.>>Reporter: VIRGINIA ROBERTS SAYS THAT EPSTEIN FORCED HER TO HAVE SEX WITH PRINCE ANDREW WHEN SHE WAS A TEENAGER, AN ALLEGATION THAT PRINCE ANDREW VEHEMENTLY DENIES. WRITING IN A STATEMENT, “I WOULD NOT CONDONE, PARTICIPATE IN, OR ENCOURAGE ANY SUCH BEHAVIOUR.” TODAY ROBERTS SAID…>>HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE’S DONE AND I HOPE THAT HE COMES CLEAN ABOUT IT.>>Reporter: THE U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAS WARNED ANY POSSIBLE EPSTEIN ACCOMPLICES NOT TO REST EASY, VOWING THEY’LL BE PROSECUTED. A PROMISE EVER MORE PRESSING WITH THE SCOPE OF EPSTEIN’S ALLEGED CRIMES INCREASINGLY LAID BARE.>>IT MAKES ME SICK TO MY STOMACH THAT THERE’S PERPETRATORS OUT THERE THAT OBVIOUSLY HELPED HIM IN MANY WAYS FOR A VERY LONG TIME. AND THEY’RE STILL OUT THERE WITH NO PUNISHMENT.>>Reporter: ELLEN MAURO, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Ian: ALSO IN COURT TODAY ONE OF EPSTEIN’S LAWYERS HINTED AT A CONSPIRACY, CALLING EPSTEIN’S INJURIES FAR MORE CONSISTENT WITH ASSAULT THAN SUICIDE. THE MEDICAL EXAMINER HAS RULED THAT THE FINANCE YEAR HANGED HIMSELF.>>Rosemary: CONSERVATIVE LEADER ANDREW SCHEER KEPT A LOW PROFILE TODAY, BIT HIS PARTY DID MAKE NEWS IN QUÉBEC BECAUSE OF SOME CONFUSION AROUND THE PARTY’S PRECISE STAND ON ABORTION. LAST WEEK SCHEER FACED A SIMILAR CHALLENGE OVER THE ISSUE OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. THESE SORTS OF ISSUES CAN PUT HIS PARTY ON THE DEFENSIVE. KATIE SIMPSON EXPLAINS.>>Reporter: THERE’S NEVER BEEN A PRIDE PARADE IN THE RURAL ONTARIO COMMUNITY OF WINCHESTER OUTSIDE OF OTTAWA. THOUGH ERIC DUNCAN SAYS THAT HE’S ALWAYS FELT ACCEPTED HERE, JUST AS HE DOES IN THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY.>>I WOULD NOT BE RUNNING IN THIS ELECTION IF I FELT IN ANY WAY ENCUMBERED OR UNWELCOME AND I’VE HAD THE TOTAL OPPOSITE.>>Reporter: DUNCAN SAYS THAT HE’S ONE OF FOUR OPENLY GAY CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES, AND HE BELIEVES THAT LEADER ANDREW SCHEER HAS EVOLVED FROM HIS INITIAL OPPOSITION TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.>>I KNOW OF SEVERAL FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS THAT HAVE AS WELL. AND THAT’S WHAT WE SHOULD BE CELEBRATING OR ACKNOWLEDGING HOW FAR WE’VE COME AS A COUNTRY.>>Reporter: THE CONSERVATIVES ARE FACING POINTED QUESTIONS ON SOCIAL ISSUES SINCE SCHEER HIMSELF HAS NOT BEEN AS DIRECT IN HIS OWN WORDS, ACCORDING TO THE CRITICS.>>WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT HE LOOKS CANADIANS IN THE EYES AND TELLS EXACTLY WHAT HE THINKS IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT CANADIANS CAN MAKE A CHOICE.>>Reporter: WHEN THE LIBERALS DRAGGED OUT THIS OLD VIDEO OF SCHEER OPPOSING EQUAL MARRIAGE…>>THEY CANNOT, THEREFORE, BE MARRIED.>>Reporter: THE CONSERVATIVE LEADER AVOIDED PUBLIC QUESTIONS. PUTTING OUT A STATEMENT INSTEAD SAYING THAT HE, “UNEQUIVOCALLY SUPPORTS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AS DEFINED IN LAW.” IN QUÉBEC THERE’S ALSO CONFUSION ABOUT SCHEER’S POSITION ON ABORTION.>>[Speaking French]>>[Speaking French]>>Reporter: SOME CANDIDATES SAY THEY BELIEVED BACKBENCH CONSERVATIVE M.P.s WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO TABLE PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BILLS ON THIS ISSUE. SCHEER HAS SAID HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD NOT REOPEN THE ABORTION DEBATE, BUT HAS NEVER SHUT THE DOOR TO PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BILLS.>>[Speaking French]>>Reporter: THE QUÉBEC M.P. TAKING THE BLAME FOR THE MIX-UP LEFT THAT DOOR OPEN TOO. SCHEER IS WALKING A CAREFUL LINE, TRYING TO NOT UPSET THE SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE BASE THAT HELPED HIM BECOME PARTY LEADER IN THE FIRST PLACE. A BALANCE THAT WILL BE TRICKIER AS THE CAMPAIGN RAMPS UP. KATIE SIMPSON, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Ian: HERE’S SOME STORIES THAT WE’RE WATCHING TONIGHT ON “THE NATIONAL”>>>MASTER CORPORAL PATRICK MATTHEWS WITH THE WHITE SUPREMACIST ORGINISATION “THE BASE” HAS BEEN RELIEVED OF HIS DUTIES PERMANENTLY PENDING A RELEASE FROM THE CANADIAN FORCES. THIS COMES AFTER AN UNDERREPORTER WITH “THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS” REVEALED HIS ACTIVITIES AND POLICE SEIZED WEAPONS FROM HIS HOME LAST WEEK.>>IT LOOKS LIKE A WAR ZONE DOWN HERE.>>Ian: A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO WHERE CHATHAM-KENT IS BEING INUNDATED BY WATER FROM LAKE ERIE. OFFICIALS HAVE GONE DOOR-TO-DOOR AND ASKING RESIDENTS TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES. THEY SAY THAT THE POWER WILL BE TEMPORARILY CUT OFF AND THE POWER WILL BE AFFECTED.>>>SIX PEOPLE ARE FACING CHARGES TONIGHT AFTER A PAIR OF OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICERS WERE ATTACKED IN DOWNTOWN MONTRÉAL OVER THE WEEKEND.>>WE ARE DEEPLY AFFECTED BY THIS. WE — YOU KNOW, WE FIND THIS TO BE TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE.>>Ian: POLICE CONDEMNING THE ATTACK AND SAYING THAT MORE PEOPLE COULD BE ARRESTED. THEY HAVEN’T IDENTIFIED A SPECIFIC MOTIVE BUT THEY SAY THAT THE SUSPECTS ARE KNOWN TO POLICE. BOTH OFFICERS ARE RECOVERING AT HOME.>>IT’S VERY STUPID.>>Ian: AND A NEW WARNING FROM THE LIFEGUARD SERVICE IN NOVA SCOTIA ABOUT THE DANGERS OF SWIMMING OFF PEGGYS COVE. THIS VIDEO WAS TAKEN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND THE PERSON IN THE WATER APPEARS TO BE A TEENAGED BOY. IT’S BELIEVED THAT HE MADE IT OUT SAFELY BUT THE LIFEGUARD SERVICE SAYS THAT MORE PEOPLE DROWN AT PEGGYS COVE THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE PROVINCE. THE WATER MAY APPEAR CALM BUT THE CONDITIONS CAN CHANGE QUICKLY. THERE ARE 42 SIGNS AROUND THE LIGHTHOUSE WARNING OF THOSE DANGERS.>>>IN THE FACE OF A GROWING ANTI-VACCINATION MOVEMENT, AN ATTEMPT TODAY TO PUSH BACK IN NEW BRUNSWICK. PUBLIC HEARINGS BEGAN ON THE GOVERNMENT’S PLAN TO STRENGTHEN MANDATORY VACCINATION RULES FOR STUDENTS AND GETTING RID OF ALL NON-MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS. AS SHANIA LUCK SHOWS US, IT’S AN EMOTIONAL ISSUE ON ALL SIDES.>>Reporter: IT’S AN IMPORTANT EMOTIONAL DAY FOR MARISSA AND HER FAMILY. SHE’S BACK ON THE ICE AGAIN AFTER BRAIN CANCER AND CHEMOTHERAPY KEPT HER OFF FOR TWO YEARS.>>IT’S SO HUGE BECAUSE WE WATCHED HER DURING TREATMENT AND SHE TRIED TO STAY IN HOCKEY AND TRIED TO PLAY, AND SHE JUST COULDN’T DO IT. IT WAS HEARTBREAKING TO SEE HER STRUGGLE.>>Reporter: BUT BRAIN CANCER WASN’T MARISSA’S ONLY SETBACK. CHEMOTHERAPY RESET HER IMMUNE SYSTEM TO THAT OF A NEWBORN BABY. SO WHEN THERE WAS A MEASLES OUTBREAK AT HER HIGH SCHOOL LAST MAY SHE HAD TO BE PULLED OUT AND ISOLATED.>>THAT WAS THE WORST PART FOR SURE, IT WAS JUST FEELING WHEN SHE WAS GETTING BACK TO NORMALCY AND THEN HAVING THE RUG PULLED OUT FROM UNDER HER AGAIN.>>Reporter: THAT SPRING OUTBREAK IS WHY NEW BRUNSWICK’S GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO CHANGE THE VACCINATION LAWS FOR CHILDREN IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. IT WOULD NO LONGER ALLOW PARENTS TO OPT OUT FOR IDEOLOGICAL REASONS, ONLY MEDICAL ONES. AND A CROWD CAME TO THE LEGISLATURE TODAY IN OPPOSITION.>>I HAVEN’T VACCINATED MY CHILDREN AND I THINK THAT VACCINATION SHOULD BE LEFT TO THE INDIVIDUAL AND TO LOOK AT THEIR INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCE AND THEIR HEALTH. SO MANDATING ANY POLICY I THINK IS REALLY RISKY.>>Reporter: THE BILL WOULD COVER DAYCARES AS WELL AS SCHOOLS AND THE EDUCATION MINISTER IS BACKING IT STRONGLY.>>YOU JUST HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT IF WE’RE GOING TO FOLLOW THE SIGNS AND FOLLOW THE EVIDENCE THERE’S NO TWO SIDES TO THIS DEBATE, WHETHER THERE’S NO TWO SIDES ON WHETHER THE EARTH IS FLAT.>>Reporter: MARISSA STILL CAN’T BE VACCINATED FOR ANOTHER THREE MONTHS. SO SHE CAN ONLY HOPE FOR AN UNEVENTFUL START TO THE SCHOOL YEAR.>>I THINK THEY SHOULD BE MANDATORY, BECAUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF MAY THE ENTIRE SCHOOL HAD TO JUST STOP, ALMOST GET SHUTDOWN, A LOT OF US HAD TO GO HOME JUST BECAUSE A FEW PEOPLE DIDN’T GET THE RIGHT SHOTS. SO I THINK THAT IT’S IMPORTANT THAT EVERYONE DOES.>>Reporter: IF THE BILL PASSES THE CHANGES WOULD TAKE EFFECT IN SEPTEMBER 2021. SHANIA LUCK, CBC NEWS, FREDERICTON.>>Ian: NEW BRUNSWICK’S VACCINATION RULES ARE ALREADY SOME OF THE STRICTEST IN CANADA. ONTARIO IS THE ONLY OTHER PROVINCE THAT REQUIRES STUDENTS TO BE VACCINATED TO ATTEND SCHOOL. BUT THERE ARE EXEMPTIONS TO THAT RULE FOR MEDICAL REASONS OR FOR CONSCIENCE OR RELIGIOUS BELIEF. THERE IS A RULE CHANGE THIS YEAR THOUGH FOR PARENTS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. THEY WILL HAVE TO REPORT THEIR CHILD’S VACCINATION STATUS BUT IT’S NOT MANDATORY FOR KIDS TO BE IMMUNIZED TO GO TO SCHOOL.>>>STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>JUST IN TIME FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL, WHY KIDS ARE EATING BETTER THAN THEY USED TO.>>Rosemary: AND, IF YOU THANK YOUR LOCAL COSTCO GETS CRAZY ON A SATURDAY, HOW ABOUT THIS? YEAH, THAT SEEMS A BIT MUCH. CHINA’S FIRST COSTCO WAS POPULAR, SO POPULAR THEY HAD TO CALL THE COPS. WE’LL TAKE YOU THERE IN OUR “MOMENT.” BUT FIRST… ANYONE NEED A PEDICURE. WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT IS PUMICE, BLANKETING AN AREA THE SIZE OF A CITY. IN THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC THIS IS FROM SATELLITE, A NASA SCIENTIST PROVIDED MANHATTAN TO GIVE A SENSE OF SCALE. THESE SO-CALLED PUMICE RAFT COME FROM VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS. BUOYANT GASES IN THE ROCK BRING THEM TO THE SURFACE. THESE SAILORS SAY IT TOOK THEM SIX TO EIGHT HOURS TO PASS THROUGH A HEAVING (*)>>Ian: SCENES LIKE THIS HAVE BEEN FEW AND FAR BETWEEN THIS SUMMER IN CALIFORNIA. MORE RAIN AND COOLER TEMPERATURES HAVE MEANT AN UNUSUALLY TAME FIRE SEASON. WELCOME NEWS AFTER THE PAST TWO RECORD-BREAKING AND DESTRUCTIVE YEARS. BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT CALIFORNIA IS IN THE CLEAR JUST YET. IT HAS GIVEN FIREFIGHTERS AND RESIDENTS TIME TO PREPARE FOR WHAT COULD COME, INCLUDING BETTER PROTECTION FOR THE EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES IN THE STATE. KIM BRUNHUBER LOOKS AT THE LESSONS LEARNED AND THE SCARS THAT REMAIN.>>IT LOOKS LIKE HELL CAME TO TOWN THAT DAY. JUST THINKING THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING. IT’S WORSE THAN A NIGHTMARE.>>Reporter: HERE AT THE EQUESTRIAN TRAINING 70 KILOMETRES NORTH OF SAN DIEGO, THERE’S LITTLE EVIDENCE OF THE INFERNO. NO FIRE SCARS, NO BURN MARKS, EXCEPT FOR THOSE ETCHED ON THEIR SKIN. WHEN THE LILAC FIRE TORE THROUGH SAN DIEGO COUNTY, THE HUNDREDS OF PALM TREES THAT LINE THIS ROAD LIT UP LIKE ROMAN CANDLES.>>FIERY DARTS SHOOTING INTO YOUR BARN.>>Reporter: AND YOUR BARN WAS –>>RIGHT HERE, YEAH.>>Reporter: HIS FILLY, LOVELY FINISH, WAS INSIDE. HE HAD NO CHOICE, HE SAID, BUT TO GO IN AFTER HER.>>DEEP BURNS IN MY ELBOW AND ALL OF THIS — YOU KNOW, THAT’S PERMANENT.>>Reporter: HERRICK SPENT 12 DAYS IN THE BURN UNIT. FOR LOVELY FINISH, ABOUT HALF OF HER BODY WAS SEVERELY BURNED.>>A LOT OF PEOPLE DIDN’T THINK THAT SHE’D MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT.>>Reporter: TRAGICALLY ALMOST 50 HORSES DIED, INCLUDING SIX HERRICK TRAINED OR OWNED AND SOME OF THEM PERISHING AFTER THEY RAN BACK INTO THEIR BURNING STALLS. MASSIVE FIRES ARE BECOMING MORE COMMON IN CALIFORNIA, BUT THE REGULATIONS GOVERNING FACILITIES LIKE THESE HAVEN’T CHANGED. FOR INSTANCE, THERE WERE NO SPRINKLERS HERE. THE LAW STILL DOESN’T REQUIRE THEM, DESPITE CALLS FROM ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS TO MAKE THEM MANDATORY.>>IT’S THE MOST LIFE-SAVING THING THAT YOU CAN DO FOR THESE ANIMALS IS TO HAVE A SPRINKLER SYSTEM.>>THEY INSTALLED THE FIRE SPRINKLERS.>>Reporter: AFTER THE DEADLY FIRE THIS TRAINING CENTRE HAS NOW INSTALLED THEM.>>KIND OF LIKE SHUTTING THE DOOR AFTER THE HORSE IS ALREADY LOOSE.>>Reporter: SOME HORSE OWNERS SAY WITH THE INCREASING FREQUENCY OF FIRES NOT ENOUGH IS BEING DONE TO PROTECT THE ANIMALS. SO ONE CANADIAN IS TAKING MATTERS INTO HER OWN HANDS. VANCOUVER-BORN DAHLIA McPHEE IS A WELL-KNOWN HOLLYWOOD FASHION DESIGNER BASED IN L.A. LAST YEAR AND SHE AND HER HORSE WOLFY BARELY ESCAPED THIS FIRE THAT RAGED THROUGH THE MALIBU AREA. SO SHE DESIGNED THIS.>>IT’S BASICALLY AN EMERGENCY EVACUATION BLANKET.>>Reporter: THE EQUI-SAFE BLANKET.>>YOU CAN SEE THAT IT’S NOT CATCHING ON FIRE, WHICH IS IS GREAT. I WOULD LIKE THAT THE CODE BE CHANGED THAT ALL HORSE BLANKETS SHOULD HAVE SOME LEVEL OF FIRE RETARDENSY IN THEM.>>I’M NOT GOING TO LET THIS FIRE DEFEAT MERE OR RUIN MY LIFE.>>Reporter: FOR HERRICK AND THIS HORSE, EVEN THIS SLOW WALK IS A WIN. FOR A LONG TIME HIS FILLY WAS AFRAID TO WALK BY THE SPOT WHERE HIS BARN USED TO BE.>>NOW THAT DOESN’T BOTHER HER, SO I THINK THAT SHE’S PUT THE WHOLE THING BEHIND HER.>>Reporter: INCREDIBLY 10 MONTHS AFTER THE FIRE HIS HORSE WAS BACK AT THE TRACK RACING.>>I DIDN’T CARE IF SHE EVER RAN AGAIN.>>Reporter: HERRICK STILL HAS NIGHTMARES, HE SAYS, OF HIS OTHER HORSES, THE ONES THAT RAN BACK INTO THE BARN AND NEVER CAME OUT.>>BUT HAVING HER HELPS, DOESN’T IT, HON? YEAH.>>Reporter: THROUGH THE PAIN AND THE NIGHTMARES HE SAYS SHE MAKES THE UNBEARABLE BEARABLE. KIM BRUNHUBER, CBC NEWS, BONSALL, CALIFORNIA.>>Rosemary: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>A BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO, SPECIFICALLY A MAN AND HIS BEAGLE. MEET FRANKIE JUST AHEAD.>>Ian: BUT NEXT…>>>BACK TO SCHOOL MEANS BACK-TO-SCHOOL LUNCHES.>>EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET FOOD AND BE ABLE TO GET THEIR ENERGY.>>Ian: WHY KIDS ON AVERAGE ARE EATING BETTER THAN THEY USED TO NEXT. (*) (*)>>Rosemary: NOW IS THE TIME FOR FRESH SUPPLIES AND FRESH EXCITEMENT AND MAYBE JUST A LITTLE BIT OF DREAD. FOR KIDS AND PARENTS IT COMES BACK TO THREE WORDS — BACK TO SCHOOL. IT’S AN ANNUAL MIGRATION THAT’S TIMELESS, BUT RAFFY BOUDJIKANIAN EXPLORED WHAT STUDENTS ARE EATING. AND DISCOVERED THAT THINGS ARE CHANGING IN SCHOOL CAFETERIAS AND FOR THE BETTER.>>WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE? WOULD YOU LIKE ROAST BEEF AND CHEESE SANDWICH?>>Reporter: LUNCHTIME AT ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA IN EDMONTON. AND THE KIDS HERE KNOW GOOD FOOD IS IMPORTANT.>>WE WOULD HAVE VERY POOR THINKING AND IT WOULD BE VERY HARD TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.>>Reporter: ST. TERESA GETS ITS MEALS FROM A NON-PROFIT ORGINISATION. ON THE MENU, KID-FRIENDLY CHOICES THAT ALSO MEET THEIR NUTRITIONAL NEEDS.>>WE’RE FINDING THAT CHILDREN REALLY DO FROM THE STANDPOINT OF CARROTS AND SANDWICHES AND TACOS AND SOME OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT WE’RE PROVIDING, THAT THEY’RE ACTUALLY VERY POSITIVE.>>Reporter: THE NEW CANADIAN STUDY SURVEYED 7,000 STUDENTS OR THEIR PARENTS OVER AN 11-YEAR PERIOD. IT SHOWS THAT SCHOOLCHILDREN ARE DEVELOPING BETTER EATING HABITS, MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.>>THEY’RE ALSO EATING LESS CALORIES FROM THOSE MINIMALLY NUTRITIOUS FOODS OR JUNK FOODS. IT’S A MODEST IMPROVEMENT BECAUSE WE’RE STILL VERY FAR FROM A PERFECT SCORE.>>Reporter: THE STUDY’S AUTHOR SAYS THAT THE CHANGES MAY COME FROM PLOIFL POLICIES THAT RESTRICT WHAT BEVERAGES OR FOODS CAN BE SOLD ON SCHOOL PROPERTY.>>FOOD IS LIKE COMFORT, LIKE THE TASTE OF MOM’S COOKING.>>Reporter: CANADA INTRODUCED A NEW FOOD GUIDE IN JANUARY. BUT IT’S JUST A GUIDE. CANADA IS THE ONLY G7 COUNTRY WITH NO MANDATORY NATIONAL FOOD POLICY IN PLACE. WITH AN ELECTION SOON, DIETICIANS SAY IT’S A CONVERSATION THAT SHOULD HAPPEN BUT A NATIONAL POLICY IS HARD WHEN SCHOOLS ARE GOVERNED BY PROVINCES.>>WE WOULD NEED TO BE MINDFUL THAT WE WOULD WANT TO INTEGRATE INTO PROVINCIAL CURRICULUM, WE WOULD WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS HAVE AUTONOMY.>>Reporter: FOR THE KIDS AT ST. TERESA, BETTER NUTRITION IS A NO-BRAINER.>>I THINK THAT EVERYONE SHOULD, LIKE, BE ABLE TO GET FOOD AND BE ABLE TO GET THEIR ENERGY.>>Reporter: THE FEDERAL LIBERALS LISTED A NATIONAL SCHOOL FOOD PROGRAMME IN THEIR BUDGET THIS YEAR, A PROMISE WITH NO FUNDING SO FAR. RAFFY BOUDJIKANIAN, CBC NEWS, EDMONTON.>>Rosemary: IN THE FAR NORTH ACCESS TO THE RIGHT KIND OF FOOD CAN BE AN EVEN BIGGER CHALLENGE. EARLIER THIS YEAR DAVID COMMON SHOWED US A PROGRAMME IN IQALUIT’S HIGH SCHOOL, MEETING THAT CHALLENGE HEAD-ON. TRADITIONAL AND NUTRITIONAL FOOD MADE FOR STUDENTS, BY STUDENTS.>>YES, SO ALL OF THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE. FIRST IS POTATOES I’D SAY. IF ONE OF YOU COULD SHRED MEAT. AND TWO OF YOU COULD DO POTATOES.>>Reporter: YOU’RE MAKING LUNCH?>>WE ARE.>>Reporter: FOR HOW MANY PEOPLE?>>PROBABLY 100 TO 120.>>Reporter: SO IT’S A BUSY TIME. LESS THAN AN HOUR TO MEALTIME.>>THAT’S RIGHT, THAT’S RIGHT.>>Reporter: EVERY OTHER DAY AT THE ONLY HIGH SCHOOL IN IQALUIT, TEACHER LEILA CRONIC AND A GROUP OF STUDENTS MAKE LUNCH FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL. NOT JUST TO BE NICE — THIS IS THE FRONTLINE IN A FIGHT FOR GOOD FOOD. ON TODAY’S MENU IS POUTINE.>>SHRED IT INTO BITE-SIZED PIECES AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.>>Reporter: AND THAT MEAT?>>WE HAVE CARIBOU. YEP. IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO TRADITIONAL FOODS.>>Reporter: AND IT’S HEALTHY?>>IT’S VERY HEALTHY, YEAH.>>Reporter: WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS?>>I’M A FOOD STUDIES TEACHER, SO IN OUR CLASSROOM WE END UP HAVING LOTS OF DISCUSSIONS ABOUT FOOD INSECURITY AND SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT STUDENTS ARE EXPERIENCING IN THIS SCHOOL AND ACROSS NUNAVUT. WITH STUDENTS WE WERE DISCUSSING WHAT WE COULD DO AS A SCHOOL COMMUNITY TO HELP TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF FOOD INSECURITY.>>WE NEED ANOTHER PAN OF POTATOES HERE.>>Reporter: ACROSS NUNAVUT, SEVEN OUT OF 10 YOUNG PEOPLE GO TO BED HUNGRY. MANY MORE CAN’T AFFORD THE MOST NUTRITIOUS FOOD. SO MALNOURISHMENT IS A STARK REALITY IN THE NORTH. AS IF IT WERE SOME FARAWAY LAND.>>I MEAN, THERE’S SO MUCH RESEARCH ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF KIDS HAVING ENOUGH TO EAT.>>Reporter: DO THE KIDS HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT IN THE NORTH?>>NO, NO. YEAH, IF YOU SPEAK TO ANY OF THE STUDENTS THEY CAN SHARE EXPERIENCES THAT ARE PERSONAL OR, LIKE, PEOPLE THEY KNOW AS WELL STRUGGLING TO HAVE ACCESS TO ADEQUATE AND NUTRITIOUS AND CULTURALLY RELEVANT FOODS.>>Reporter: WHAT ARE YOU GUYS MAKING?>>WE’RE TRYING TO MAKE THIS WITH CARROTS AND BROTH.>>Reporter: WHY DO YOU GUYS LIKE DOING IT?>>BECAUSE IT’S REALLY FUN AND IT’S REALLY NEEDED.>>Reporter: IT’S REALLY NEEDED? WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?>>THERE’S A LOT OF SCHOOLS THAT HAVE SO MANY HUNGRY KIDS. IT FEELS LIKE THAT HERE, BUT THIS IS HELPING A LOT.>>Reporter: THE SCHOOL DOESN’T HAVE THE MONEY TO DO THIS EVERY DAY. GETTING FOOD, TRADITIONAL OR IMPORTED BY PLANE FROM THE SOUTH, IS COSTLY.>>YOU CAN JUST SNAP IT OFF.>>Reporter: IN ADDITION TO THE LUNCH PROGRAMME, THEY’RE ALSO THINKING AHEAD TO MORE WAYS THEY CAN CONTROL THEIR OWN FOOD SUPPLY.>>YEAH, THIS IS A DINOSAUR TAIL. THE KIND OF BLUISH ONE.>>Reporter: THE STUDENTS HAVE STARTED GROWING LEAFY VEGETABLES RIGHT IN THE CAFETERIA YEAR ROUND. HOW QUICKLY WILL THIS GROW?>>I MEAN, YOU COULD PROBABLY GET SOME BABY LETTUCE IN A MONTH I’D SAY.>>Reporter: THAT’S PRETTY QUICK.>>YEAH.>>THEY GET TO TRY FOODS THEY DON’T EVEN SHIP UP HERE BECAUSE WE GROW IT OURSELVES, RIGHT? (*)>>Reporter: TRADITION STILL HAS STRONG ROOTS HERE.>>[THROAT SINGING]>>Reporter: FOR CENTURIES IN THE NORTH IT’S BEEN HEARD IN INUIT THROAT SINGING AND IN THE SHARING OF FOOD FOR THOSE WHO NEED IT. TIME SPENT TOGETHER PREPARING FOOD ALSO CULTIVATES RELATIONSHIPS. IMPORTANT SOCIAL SKILLS DEVELOPED WHILE CONFRONTING A SOCIAL PROBLEM.>>[THROAT SINGING]>>Reporter: WHY IS THIS PROGRAMME IMPORTANT?>>IT HELPS STUDENTS THAT CAN’T REALLY GET FOOD AT HOME BY THEIR PARENTS WORKING.>>Reporter: I KNOW THIS GETS A BIT PERSONAL, BUT COULD THIS BE THE ONLY MEAL OF THE DAY FOR SOME OF YOUR STUDENTS?>>YEAH. I MEAN, WE’RE LUCKY, WE ALSO HAVE A BREAKFAST PROGRAMME. AND WE HAVE BANNOCK AT RECESS. BUT I HAVE HEARD FROM STUDENTS WHEN WE DON’T SERVE LUNCH, SOMETIMES THEY JUST DON’T HAVE LUNCH FOR SURE. AND WE ALSO HAVE SOME STUDENTS WHO TAKE HOME LEFTOVERS AND THEY SAID THAT THEY SHARE IT WITH THEIR BROTHERS AND SISTERS. SO, YEAH, I THINK THAT IT IS A BIG DEAL FOR MANY OF OUR STUDENTS.>>CAN I GET MORE GRAVY?>>Reporter: AS THE LINE SNAKES THROUGH THE SCHOOL’S CAFETERIA, THERE’S AN UNDERSTANDING THAT AS GREAT AS THIS IS, IT’S NOT THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF HUNGER. THESE MEALS ARE AN INTERIM, PARTIAL FIX. BUT A PRETTY POPULAR ONE TOO. DAVID COMMON, CBC NEWS, IQALUIT.>>Rosemary: AN UPDATE TO THAT STORY, LEILA CRONIC, THE TEACHER THAT YOU SAW THERE IN DAVID’S PIECE, SAYS THEY DON’T HAVE ENOUGH FUNDING TO KEEP THE PROGRAMME GOING THROUGH THE SCHOOL YEAR. SHE SAYS IT WILL GO ON AS LONG AS THEY CAN UNTIL THE MONEY DRIES UP.>>Ian: NEXT, A SURVEY SAYS THAT TUESDAY IS THE MOST PRODUCTIVE DAY OF THE WEEK BUT IF YOU’RE TOO BURNT OUT TO GET MUCH DONE TODAY, THIS NEXT SEGMENT IS FOR YOU.>>I THINK THAT IT’S REALLY DAMAGING FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH. IT DEFINITELY WAS FOR MINE. I FELT VERY, VERY LONELY. I WAS STARTING TO GET DEPRESSED.>>Ian: WHY THE THINGS THAT WE DO TO MAKE WORK EASIER ARE HAVING A N>>Ian: WELCOME BACK. WE ARE TRACKING TROPICAL STORM DORIAN AS IT HEADS TOWARDS PUERTO RICO. RESIDENTS SPENT THE DAY BOARDING UP WINDOWS AND BUYING SUPPLIES AS THE STORM CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN. IT’S EXPECTED TO NEAR HURRICANE FORCE AS IT PASSES OVER THE ISLAND. THE FORECAST PROMPTED THE GOVERNOR TO DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY. AS YOU KNOW THE AREA IS STILL RECOVERING FROM HURRICANE MARIA WHICH BADLY DAMAGED THE ISLAND IN 2017.>>>IN MISSOURI A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS TEMPORARILY BLOCKED A CONTROVERSIAL NEW ABORTION LAW.>>MY BODY, MY CHOICE.>>Ian: FOR MONTHS, PROTESTERS HAVE TAKEN TO THE STREETS TO TRY TO STOP THE LAW WHICH PREVENTED ABORTIONS FROM EIGHT WEEKS OF PREGNANCY. TODAY A U.S. DISTRICT COURT RULED THAT THE LAW VIOLATED SUPREME COURT PRECEDENT. IN RECENT MONTHS ARKANSAS AND OHIO BROCKED SIMILAR LAWS, SETTING THE STAGE FOR A SUPREME COURT COLLEGE.>>>IT WAS A GOOD DAY AT THE U.S. OPEN FOR THREE CANADIANS.>>REALLY BIG CONFIDENCE BOOSTER FOR ME TO BEAT FELIX.>>Ian: 20-YEAR-OLD DENIS SHAPOVALOV BEAT 19-YEAR-OLD FELIX AUGER-ALIASSIME FROM MONTRÉAL IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE TOURNAMENT TODAY. THAT FOLLOWED SEPARATE WINS BY VANCOUVER’S VASEK POSPISIL AND MISSISSAUGA’S BIANCA ANDREESCU.>>Rosemary: SO IT’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL TIME AND FOR PARENTS, IF YOU GOT A BREAK, THAT MEANS THAT YOU HAVE TO GO BACK TO WORK TOO. TONIGHT WE WANT TO REVISIT PART OF OUR BURNOUT SERIES FROM THE DANGERS OF SHIFT WORK TO THE CHALLENGES OF WORKING REMOTELY. WE’LL GET TO THE REALITY OF WORKING FROM HOME IN A FEW MINUTES, BUT, FIRST, WHY WORKING OVERNIGHT DOES MORE THAN JUST FLIP YOUR SCHEDULE UPSIDE DOWN. CHRISTINE BIRAK EXPLAINS. (*)>>Reporter: AS MANY ARE WINDING DOWN THEIR WORK DAY RUSHING TO GET HOME, MILLIONS OF CANADIANS ARE JUST GETTING STARTED. IT’S AFTER MIDNIGHT AND MOHAMMED HENEDAY IS ABOUT AN HOUR INTO HIS SHIFT. SIX MONTHS INTO THE JOB HE LIKES HAVING HIS INDEPENDENCE.>>HOW’S IT GOING, MAN?>>Reporter: AND THERE’S CAMARADERIE. SIMON SCRUTIN WORKS IN SALES AND HE IS FITTING IN A WORKOUT AFTER FINISHING UP A SHIFT. LUNCH IS AT 4:00 a.m., DINNER AT 8:00 AND HENEDAY FORCES HIMSELF TO GO TO BED AROUND 9:00 IN THE MORNING.>>MY ENTIRE LIFE I HAVE BEEN FALLING TO SLEEP AT NIGHT. SO DOING NIGHT SHIFT WORKS AGAINST NATURE, RIGHT?>>Reporter: YES, IT DOES. AND THERE CAN BE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES. ONE IN FOUR CANADIANS WORKS OUTSIDE OF A TYPICAL 6:00 a.m. TO 6:00 p.m. DAY. THOSE WHO DO IT REGULARLY HAVE HIGHER RATES OF OBESITY, TYPE-2 DIABETES AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND DEPRESSION. THEY’RE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE HEART ATTACKS AND STROKES AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGINISATION SAYS THAT SHIFT WORK IS A PROBABLE CAUSE OF CANCER.>>PEOPLE GET THROUGH IT. WE KIND OF ADAPT, I GUESS.>>Reporter: GENETICALLY SOME OF US ARE HARD WIRED TO BE NIGHT OWLS. RESEARCH SHOWS THAT OTHER TRAITS THAT APPEAR TO HELP SOME PEOPLE COPE INCLUDE BEING YOUNG, HAVING STRONG INTERNAL DRIVE, AND EXTROVERTED PERSONALITY AND BEING MALE.>>THE PROBLEM IS WHEN YOU’RE FIGHTING THAT BIOLOGY, WHEN IT’S NOT YOUR CHOICE, THAT’S WHEN OFTEN THERE’S CONSEQUENCES.>>Reporter: NEUROLOGIST DR. BRIAN MURRAY STUDIES HOW SLEEP OR THE LACK OF IT, AFFECTS THE BRAIN AND OUR HEALTH.>>LIKE THIS LITTLE BLIP HERE, IS THIS, YOU KNOW, HOW BAD IS THAT? IS THAT GOING TO BE A PROBLEM FOR YOU DOWN THE ROAD?>>Reporter: MANY OF HIS PATIENTS ARE SHIFT WORKERS. A LACK OF DAYLIGHT ALSO THROWS OFF THEIR BODY’S INTERNAL CLOCK, MAKING THEM FEEL HUNGRY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.>>IT’S PROBLEMATIC. AND, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO KIND OF FIND WAYS TO MANAGE AND COPE.>>Reporter: IT’S NOW 3:00 IN THE MORNING.>>EVENTUALLY THE DAY BECOMES NIGHT AND NIGHT IS DAY AND IT’S ALL JUST ONE THING.>>Reporter: HIS HEALTH STRATEGY? EAT LIGHT AT NIGHT. RESEARCHERS RECOMMEND PROTEIN RICH FOODS LIKE EGG, FISH AND BEANS. DRINK WATER, SMALL DOSES OF CAFFEINE CAN ALSO HELP. AND SAVE CARB HEAVY MEALS FOR MORNING TO HELP TO FALL ASLEEP.>>YOU SLEEP IN THE DAYTIME YOU WORK AT NIGHT AND EVERYTHING SO YOU STILL GET YOUR SLEEP TIME.>>Reporter: CHEF RANDY HAMILTON SAYS THAT SELF-DISCIPLINE AND ROUTINE IS THE KEY. BUT DOCTORS SAY THAT THE NIGHT SHIFT WILL LIKELY BE DISRUPTED>>EVENTUALLY ONE DAY WE MAY HAVE, YOU KNOW, A GENETIC PANEL WHERE WE COULD SAY THAT YOU’RE JUST NOT CUT OUT FOR SHIFT WORK.>>Reporter: AS LIFE SPEEDS UP IN OUR 24/7 WORLD, SHIFT WORK REMAINS A HARD DAY’S NIGHT ON THE BODY AND MIND. CHRISTINE BIRAK, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Rosemary: CANADIANS ARE PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE 9:00 TO 5:00 WORK DAY TOO. FOR MANY THAT MEANS LEAVING THE OFFICE BEHIND ALL TOGETHER, BUT WITH THE FREEDOM OF WORKING FROM HOME ALSO COMES A COST. HERE’S DIANNE BUCKNER. (*)>>CERTAIN LAYERS WILL CHANGE. SO HERE I’LL CHANGE TO A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT DRUM GROUP RIGHT HERE.>>Reporter: ADAM SIMMONS TEACHES A VERY 2019 TYPE OF MUSIC CLASS, SHOWING GRADE SCHOOL STUDENTS HOW TO RE-MIX POPULAR SONGS.>>LET’S SEE WHAT THIS SOUNDS LIKE.>>Reporter: SIMMON’S COMPANY, WHICH EMPLOYS OTHER TEACHERS AS WELL, HAS A CONTRACT WITH THE TORONTO SCHOOL BOARD. BUT WHEN HE STARTED HIS BUSINESS HE DID MOST OF HIS WORK AT HOME AND HATED IT.>>I THINK THAT IT’S REALLY DAMAGING FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH. IT DEFINITELY WAS FOR MINE AND I FELT VERY, VERY LONELY AND I WAS STARTING TO GET DEPRESSED.>>IT’S A HUGE ISSUE AND IT’S A HUGE HEALTH ISSUE AND AN ISSUE FOR THE WORKPLACE AS WELL.>>Reporter: THIS HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTANT SAYS THAT HER FIRM’S RESEARCH SHOWS ISOLATION IS A PROBLEM FOR 41% OF EMPLOYEES SURVEYED.>>IT IMPACTS MENTAL HEALTH AND THE RISK OF DEPRESSION AND IT IMPACTS ANXIETY AND IT IMPACTS PEOPLE’S PERSONAL WELL-BEING AND IT IMPACTS YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH.>>Reporter: BUT THE TREND OF WORKING OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE, OFTEN ALONE, HAS BEEN GROWING STEADILY. THE MOST RECENT DATA FROM STATISTICS CANADA SAYS THAT 2.5 MILLION CANADIANS, MORE THAN 12% OF THE WORKFORCE, WORK AT HOME AT LEAST PART OF THE TIME. AS REMOTE WORK HAS GROWN, SO HAVE MENTAL HEALTH COSTS NOW AT 30% OF ALL DISABILITY CLAIMS. RESEARCH HASN’T YET CONNECTED THOSE TWO TRENDS DIRECTLY BUT ISOLATION IS DESCRIBED AS EXTREME MOST OFTEN BY THOSE WHO WORK AT HOME.>>WHEN SOMEBODY IS SAYING THAT SOMETHING IS EXTREME, IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE THAT THAT’S NOT SERIOUSLY IMPACTING THEIR LIVES AND THEIR WELL-BEING.>>Reporter: REBECCA YASSO WORKS FOR AN EVENT COMPANY THAT HAS NO OFFICE WHATSOEVER AND IT’S ENTIRELY ONLINE.>>IT ESSENTIALLY GOT TO A POINT WHERE I WAS A LITTLE BIT LONELY AND I WAS REALLY CRAVING SOME SOCIAL INTERACTION.>>Reporter: SHE DECIDED TO RENT A DESK IN A CO-WORKING SPACE.>>I’M REBECCA, IT’S NICE TO MEET YOU.>>Reporter: WHICH HOSTS SEVERAL SOCIAL EVENTS EACH MONTH.>>I’M THE ONLY ONE OF MY TEAM HERE.>>Reporter: IT CONNECTS HER WITH OTHERS WHO HAVE SIMILAR WORKING SITUATIONS. ADAM SIMMONS HAS ABANDONED HIS HOME OFFICE AS WELL. HE TOO NOW RENTS A SPACE IN A CO-WORKING FACILITY.>>FOR MOST OF THE PUNISHMENTS, WE GIVE A PERSON IF THEY COMMITTED A HEINOUS CRIME IS TO TAKE THEM AWAY FROM OTHER PEOPLE.>>Reporter: LIKE SOLITARY CONFINEMENT?>>YES, THAT’S THE WORST PUNISHMENT THAT WE HAVE.>>Reporter: EXPERTS SAY THAT THE KEY TO WORKING ALONE AND AVOIDING LONELINESS IS STAYING CONNECTED.>>HOW DID THAT SOUND?>>Reporter: A REMINDER OF THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING A REAL SOCIAL NETWORK. DIANNE BUCKNER, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Ian: NEXT OUR “MOMENT” WHEN CHINA’S FIRST COSTCO WAS SO POPULAR THEY HAD TO CALL THE COPS. NOTHING LONELY IN THAT SCENE. WE’LL HAVE THE FULL STORY NEXT.>>>BUT FIRST… (*)>>Rosemary: “IN CASE YOU MISSED IT,” MOVE OVER DOUG THE PUG, AND JIFF PALM. THERE’S A NEW CANADIAN TOP DOG CLIMBING THE SOCIAL MEDIA CHARTS OR MAKING HIS WAY THROUGH THE STREETS OF HALIFAX IN STYLE.>>FRANKIE.>>Rosemary: MEET FRANKIE, THE BEAGLE. SOMETIMES HE’S ON A BOAT AND SOMETIMES HE’S ON A BUS, BUT HIS PREFERRED METHOD OF GETTING AROUND, A BACKPACK AND HIS OWNER’S BIKE.>>THE BACKPACK, I DON’T KNOW, IT SORT OF HAPPENED. IT TURNED OUT THAT HE LIKED BIKING, YOU KNOW, WITH THE BACKPACK.>>Rosemary: AND WHO WOULDN’T? SKIPPING THROUGH THE CITY TRAFFIC AND ALL OF THE TREATS THAT YOU CAN EAT. JUST LOOK AT HIS EARS FLOPPING IN THE WIND! THOSE GOOGLES ARE FOR STYLE AND COMFORT, IN CASE YOU’RE WONDERING. THANKS TO A STRING OF LIVESTREAMS, FRANKIE HAS ARE A FEW NEW FRIENDS.>>WITHIN 10 OR 15 MINUTES WE HAD 30,000 PEOPLE WATCHING IT. I’M A LITTLE WORRIED THAT HE MIGHT START THINKING THAT HE’S TOO GOOD FOR ME OR SOMETHING, RIGHT? I’LL BE HOLDING HIM BACK AT THIS POINT, I THINK.>>Rosemary: WHILE THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER MAY BE COMING TO AN END, FRANKIE’S CONTENT SURE ISN’T.>>I HAVE AN IDEA OF LIVESTREAMING HIM ON MY BACK COMING FROM THE PARK WITH, LIKE, A BONE IN HIS MOUTH.>>Rosemary: A HUMBLE LITTLE GUY.>>Am I in trouble?>>It’s about your scrunchie.>>Scrunchies are back in style.>>Ah, legally speaking, scrunchies were never in style.>>What were you thinking?>>Actually, they’re called “hair clouds” now.>>That’s not helping. (*)>>Ian: SAY THE WORD COSTCO TO SOMEONE AND IT’S POLARIZING. YOU’LL EITHER GET A LIST OF THINGS THAT YOU MUST BUY FOR THEM, OR PERHAPS A STREAM OF OVERCROWDING HORROR STORIES. AND NOW THERE IS A NEW COSTCO, CHINA JUST GOT ITS FIRST ONE. SO ONE COSTCO, ALL OF CHINA. SO IF THERE WAS ANY QUESTION OF HOW POPULAR IT WOULD BE WELL, YOU CAN JUST THROW THOSE QUESTIONS OUT. OUR “MOMENT” TONIGHT, AN OPENING DAY SO SUCCESSFUL THAT IT HAD TO END EARLY. (*) AT THE MEAT COUNTER, IN THE AISLES… AT THE ENTRANCE AND THE CHECKOUT… THE WORD “CROWD” JUST SEEMS SMALL FOR ALL THESE PEOPLE. THE STORE OPENED AT 8:00 THIS MORNING IN SHANGHAI AND THE LINE STRETCHING AROUND THE BUILDING. SIGNS WARNED THAT IT COULD TAKE THREE HOURS JUST TO PARK AND STILL THEY CAME. BY EARLY AFTERNOON THOUGH THE PLACE HAD TO BE CLOSED FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, ACCORDING TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT. IT URGED PEOPLE TO CONSUME IN A RATIONAL MANNER. COSTCO HAS BEEN AN ONLINE PRESENCE ONLY IN CHINA FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS, SO IT HAD A FOLLOWING, BUT IT SEEMS THAT NO ONE THOUGHT THAT IT WAS THIS BIG. IN THE END MAYBE NOT THE OPENING DAY THAT SOME SHOPPERS HAD DREAMED OF, BUT, WHOA, THE WALL-TO-WALL MEMORIES THEY’RE NOW LEFT WITH.>>Rosemary: THIS IS MY FACE THE WHOLE TIME THAT YOU WERE TALKING… LIKE THAT. SO THE STORE IS FOUR STOREYS AND 150,000 SQUARE FEET. SO THE FIRST FLOOR IS THE STORE AND THEN ALL OF THE OTHER FLOORS ARE FOR PARKING, A THOUSAND CARS CAN PARK THERE. THE WHOLE THING IS JUST BIG AND A LOT.>>Ian: SO EVERY TIME THAT I GO TO COSTCO — AND I THINK THAT WE’RE ALLOWED TO ADMIT THE FACT THAT WE ACTUALLY HAVE LIVES WHERE WE GO TO STORES, AND I GO TO COSTCO. EVERY TIME I GO THERE I THINK THIS IS THE ANTI-ONLINE SHOPPING PLACE. I THINK THAT IT’S INTERESTING THAT JUST SOUTH OF HERE IS WHERE COSTCO IS HEADQUARTERED AND WHERE AMAZON ARE HEAD QAIRTERRED. AND THEY’RE LIKE LIKE TWO POLAR OPPOSITES WHEN IT COMES TO THE RETAIL EXPERIENCE. I THINK WE CAN ALSO COME CLEAN, ROSEMARY ON THE FACT THAT AS I WILL STAND IN LINE FOR SAMPLES YOU’RE NOT A BIG COSTCO FAN.>>Rosemary: NO, I DON’T NEED A FOUR LITRE JUG OF SALSA. I CAN SEE NO PLACE — I KNOW THAT SOME PEOPLE DO — BUT I DO NOT. AND I AM ALSO NOT A BIG SAMPLE PERSON. [laughter]>>Ian: YOU SEE, YOU MADE A MISTAKE. YOU USED THE WORD “NEED” AND MAYBE SOME PEOPLE GO THERE BECAUSE THEY NEED STUFF AND NEED IS NOT USUALLY THE MOTIVATOR FOR ME.>>Rosemary: THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR AUGUST 27th. GOODNIGHT, EVERYONE.

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