The National for Wednesday, August 8, 2018 — Toronto Flood, Saudi Arabia, Reconciliation

The National for Wednesday, August 8, 2018 — Toronto Flood, Saudi Arabia, Reconciliation
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    >> Ian: ON THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT,
    TRAPPED IN AN ELEVATOR, TWO MEN,
    NO CELL SERVICE AND WATER RISING
    BY THE MINUTE.
    >> THERE IS PANIC, THERE IS
    PRAYING.
    >> Ian: THE POLICE OFFICERS WHO
    SWAM TO THEIR RESCUE WITH JUST
    MOMENTS TO SPARE.
    THIS AS TORONTO GOT MORE RAIN IN
    ONE NIGHT THAN IT USUALLY GETS
    IN A MONTH.
    ARE CITIES PREPARED?
    >> Adrienne: THE PRIME MINISTER
    NOT BOWING TO SAUDI ARABIA AS
    THE KINGDOM RATCHETS UP THE
    PRESSURE AND THE PROPAGANDA.
    >> Rosemary: AND THE DEBATE OF
    MEMORIALIZING A PAINFUL PAST.
    THE FIRST TO TEAR DOWN A STATUE
    OF SIR JOHN A.
    THIS IS "THE NATIONAL".
    >> LOOK AT THIS.
    IT'S WATER.
    >> Ian: THAT WAS ONE OF THE MILD
    REACTIONS LAST NIGHT TO A
    DANGEROUSLY POWERFUL DELUGE, IT
    DRENCHED THE CITY, KNOCKING OUT
    POWER TO THOUSANDS OF HOMES.
    IT ALSO NEARLY TURNED AN
    ELEVATOR INTO A DEATH TRAP.
    TWO MEN WERE WORKING LATE WHEN
    THEY REALISED THEIR CARS WERE AT
    RICK.
    >> Reporter: KLEVER FREIRE AND
    GABRIEL OTRIN WEREN'T SURE IF
    THEY'D GET OUT OF THIS ELEVATOR
    ALIVE.
    >> WE PASSED DOWN TO THE
    BASEMENT.
    WE FELT AND HEARD A STRONG
    WOOSH.
    >> Reporter: THEY WERE HEADED
    DOWN TO THE PARKING GARAGE TO
    MOVE THEIR CARS AFTER RAIN WATER
    STARTED TO FLOOD IN, BUT THEY
    HAD NO IDEA HOW MUCH.
    >> DESCRIBE THE MOMENT AS THE
    ELEVATOR HITS THE GROUND FLOOR?
    >> IT WAS AN IMMEDIATE SHOCK,
    SORT OF MOMENT OF DISBELIEF.
    >> WATER STARTED COMING IN.
    >> Reporter: THEY SAY WITHIN
    MINUTES THE WATER WAS UP TO
    THEIR WAIST.
    >> AS THE WATER WAS COMING IN,
    WE WERE LOOKING FOR EMERGENCY
    INSTRUCTIONS.
    >> Reporter: THEY MANAGED TO GET
    AHOLD AN OPERATOR WITH THE
    EMERGENCY PHONE.
    THE CONVERSATION OVER IN
    SECONDS.
    >> THE WATER ROSE THROUGH THE
    LEVEL OF THE SPEAKER AND FRIED
    THE ELECTRONICS.
    >> Reporter: GABRIEL OTRIN
    ATTEMPTED TO CALL FOR HELP FROM
    HIS CELL PHONE, BUT COULDN'T GET
    A SIGNAL.
    >> MY FIRST THOUGHT IT WAS TO
    CLIMB UP ON THE RAIL AND TRY TO
    PUSH THE TOP PANEL OUT, BECAUSE
    THAT'S WHAT YOU'VE SEEN IN
    MOVIES.
    >> Reporter: THEY WEREN'T ABLE
    TO OPEN IT WIDE ENOUGH, BUT THEY
    DID PRY ENOUGH GAP TO GET A CELL
    SIGNAL AND CALL 911.
    POLICE ARRIVED IN MINUTES, JOSH
    McSWEENEY AND RYAN BARNETT.
    >> WE CAN HEAR THEM INSIDE
    SCREAMING FOR HELP.
    THE WATER WAS GETTING HIGH AND
    THEY NEEDED US.
    WE STARTED TRYING TO PULL THE
    DOOR OPEN, BUT THE PRESSURE WAS
    TOO GREAT.
    SO JOSH IMMEDIATELY WENT
    UPSTAIRS AND GOT A PRY BAR.
    >> Reporter: WHILE POLICE
    SCRAMBLED TO TRY TO PRY THE DOOR
    OPEN FROM THE OUTSIDE, THE WATER
    LEVEL WAS JUST A COUPLE OF FEET
    FROM THE TOP.
    KLEVER FREIRE AND GABRIEL OTRIN
    WORRIED THEY WERE OUT OF TIME.
    >> I WOULD SAY BY THE TIME WE
    FIRST GOT THERE, THE TIME I GOT
    THE SECOND CROWBAR, THE WATER
    HAD RISEN.
    >> AT THAT TIME WE'RE TREADING
    WATER.
    YOU CAN NO LONGER TOUCH THE
    GROUND.
    >> I SAID I'M NOT GOING TO DIE
    IN THIS DIRTY WATER IN AN
    ELEVATOR, THAT'S NOT THE WAY I'M
    GOING TO GO.
    >> Reporter: IT TOOK A FEW
    MINUTES, THAT FELT LIKE HOURS,
    BUT POLICE WERE ABLE TO PRY THE
    DOORS OPEN WITH A CROWBAR.
    >> WE KNEW THE SITUATION GOING
    ON, BUT THERE WAS NO PANIC, WE
    WERE CALM.
    WE WERE LOOKING AT WHAT WE
    NEEDED TO DO.
    >> I JUST REMEMBER BEING HAPPY I
    WAS GOING TO SEE MY FAMILY.
    >> Ian: SO WHY DID TORONTO GET
    SO DRENCHED SO QUICKLY?
    AND HOW MUCH RAIN FELL LAST
    NIGHT?
    WELL, THAT DEPENDS ON WHERE IN
    THE CITY YOU WERE.
    THE TORONTO ISLAND AIRPORT NEAR
    DOWNTOWN RECORDED 77
    MILLIMETRES, MORE RAIN THAN IN
    THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JULY.
    BUT LOOK AT THIS, JUST
    KILOMETRES AWAY, BARELY ANY
    PRECIPITATION AT ALL.
    THE HEAVIEST RAIN WAS
    CONCENTRATED OVER VERY SMALL
    AREAS.
    WHAT HAPPENED?
    THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED IN THE
    NORTH END OF TORONTO AROUND
    8:00, IT WAS A SLOW-MOVING STORM
    TAKING THREE HOURS TO GET TO THE
    SOUTHERN PART OF TORONTO, SO THE
    TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR STALLED OVER
    THE DOWNTOWN CORE.
    DIDN'T CLEAR UP UNTIL MIDNIGHT.
    RESULT, DRAMATIC FLASH FLOODING
    AND NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME.
    AS SALIMAH SHIVJI REPORTS,
    EXTREME WEATHER IS AN EXTREME
    CHALLENGE IN CITIES LIKE
    TORONTO.
    >>
    >> Reporter: LIKE THE REST OF
    THE BASEMENT, IT'S COVERED IN
    DIRTY SEWAGE WATER.
    >> WITHIN MINUTES, MY WHOLE
    BASEMENT WAS FLOODED AND I
    NOTICED THAT THE HARDWOOD FLOOR
    WAS COMING OUT, THE LAMINATE WAS
    COMING OUT, AND IT WAS FLOATING.
    >> Reporter: AT ANOTHER HOME,
    SOGGY FAMILY PHOTOS ARE RESCUED
    AND SET OUT TO DRY.
    >> WHAT CAN WE DO?
    >> Reporter: EVEN NEIGHBOURS WHO
    WEREN'T HIT ARE FRUSTRATED.
    >> THESE ARE GOOD PEOPLE WORKING
    HARD TO AFFORD A HOUSE IN THE
    CITY, AND TO HAVE IT FLOODED AND
    FLOODED AGAIN, AND THE CONCERNS
    IGNORED?
    >> Reporter: IT'S HAPPENED
    BEFORE, FLASH FLOODING TWO YEARS
    AGO AND THREE YEARS BEFORE THAT.
    SO THERE ARE QUESTIONS WHETHER
    THE CITY'S INFRASTRUCTURE CAN
    HANDLE IT AS THE CLIMATE
    CHANGES.
    >> THE MONEY IS AVAILABLE TO
    MAKE SURE THAT THE
    INFRASTRUCTURE IS UPGRADED
    WHETHER IT HAS TO DO WITH
    BASEMENT FLOODING OR THE OTHER
    EFFECTS.
    >> TOTALLY PREDICTABLE.
    >> Reporter: THIS CLIMATE
    SCIENTIST SAYS TORONTO IS MOVING
    IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, BUT --
    >> I DON'T THINK WE'RE DOING IT
    FAST ENOUGH.
    THE BOTTOM LINE IS, EVERY DAY WE
    DON'T ADAPT IS A DAY WE DON'T
    HAVE.
    >> Reporter: WITH OLDER CITY
    CORE AND DEVELOPMENT, THE
    PROBLEM IS COMPLEX.
    >> WE REALLY HAVE LIMITED
    OPTIONS IN TERMS OF WHERE WE CAN
    MOVE THE WATER AND HOW.
    AND SO MUCH OF THE LAND SURFACE
    HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO A JUNGLE
    OF CONCRETE AND ASPHALT.
    >> Reporter: THE WORK IN
    PROGRESS AS CITIES RUSH TO ADAPT
    AND THIS FAMILY TRIES TO CLEAN
    UP TODAY.
    >> Adrienne: TO THE DIPLOMATIC
    STANDOFF BETWEEN OTTAWA AND
    RIYADH.
    TENSIONS ESCALATED AGAIN.
    WE DIVE INTO THE PROPAGANDA
    WHIPPING UP ANTI-CANADA
    SENTIMENT.
    >> Rosemary: FIRST, THE PRIME
    MINISTER IS SPEAKING OUT FOR THE
    FIRST TIME AND HE'S NOT BACKING
    DOWN.
    CANADA WILL UNAPOLOGETICALLY
    DEFEND HUMAN RIGHTS ANYWHERE IN
    THE WORLD, THAT WAS THE SIMPLE
    MESSAGE JUSTIN TRUDEAU DELIVERED
    FIRMLY BUT POLITELY TODAY.
    HOW OTTAWA IS PLAYING ITS HAND.
    >> Reporter: EVEN IN THE MIDDLE
    OF A DIPLOMATIC FEUD, THE SHOW
    MUST GO ON, BUT THIS HIGH TECH
    FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT IN MONTREAL
    QUICKLY BECAME ABOUT SAUDI
    ARABIA.
    >> Prime Minister Justin
    Trudeau: WE CONTINUE TO ENGAGE
    WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF SAUDI
    ARABIA.
    THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
    HAD A LONG CONVERSATION WITH
    THEIR FOREIGN MINISTER YESTERDAY
    AND DIPLOMATIC TALKS CONTINUE.
    >> Reporter: CHRYSTIA FREELAND'S
    LONG CONVERSATION DID NOT BRING
    A QUICK END TO THE FEUD.
    AT LEAST NOT FROM A SAUDI
    PERSPECTIVE.
    >> CANADA KNOWS WHAT THEY NEED
    TO DO.
    CANADA STARTED THIS AND IT'S UP
    TO CANADA TO FIND A WAY OUT OF
    IT.
    >> Reporter: THAT'S EASIER SAID
    THAN DONE.
    >> IT'S A QUAGMIRE, WE'RE
    DEALING WITH A KINGDOM THAT IS
    ACCUSTOMED TO GETTING ITS WAY.
    >> Reporter: ACCUSTOMED WITH
    GETTING ITS WAY, NOT ACCUSTOMED
    WITH BEING LECTURED ABOUT HUMAN
    RIGHTS ON TWITTER BY A CANADIAN
    CABINET MINISTER, WHICH MEANS
    THE SOLUTION MAY LIE IN PUSHING
    THINGS UP THE LADDER.
    >> I THINK DIALOGUE NEEDS TO
    HAPPEN BETWEEN LEADERS OF
    GOVERNMENT, ON A DIRECT BASIS.
    I DON'T THINK THIS HAS BEEN
    HANDLED WELL TO THIS STAGE.
    >> Reporter: OR IN CLIMBING
    DOWN.
    >> IT APPEARS AS IF THE SAUDIS
    ARE CALLING FOR APOLOGY OR SOME
    SORT OF PUBLIC TAKE-BACK IF YOU
    WILL, VERY DIFFICULT TO DO IN
    THESE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN THIS
    GOVERNMENT IN PARTICULAR HAS
    STAKED ITS CLAIM ON HUMAN RIGHTS
    AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS.
    >> IS APOLOGY SOMETHING YOU
    WOULD CONSIDER?
    >> Prime Minister Justin
    Trudeau: CANADIANS HAVE ALWAYS
    EXPECTED OUR GOVERNMENT TO SPEAK
    STRONGLY, FIRMLY, CLEARLY AND
    POLITELY ABOUT THE NEED TO
    RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS AT HOME AND
    AROUND THE WORLD.
    WE WILL CONTINUE DO THAT.
    >> Rosemary: SO IF THE FANNIE
    MAE IS NOT GOING TO APOLOGIZE,
    WHAT STEPS IS CANADA WILLING TO
    TAKE?
    >> WELL, YOU KNOW, CHRYSTIA
    FREELAND HAS BEEN BUSY SINCE
    THIS STARTED.
    ONE, SHE'S CALLING COUNTRIES IN
    THE MIDDLE EAST AND EUROPE,
    SEEKING THEIR INTERVENTIONS AND
    ADVICE IN WAYS TO RESOLVE THIS.
    NOTABLY, SHE'S SPOKEN TO SWEDEN
    AND GERMANY WHO HAD SIMILAR
    DISPUTES WITH SAUDI ARABIA.
    SECONDLY, SHE'S DEALING DIRECTLY
    WITH SAUDI ARABIA.
    >> Rosemary: AT THE OFFICIAL
    LEVEL, CANADA IS TRYING TO
    FIGURE OUT WHAT EXACTLY SAUDI
    ARABIA'S RETALIATIONS MEANS, FOR
    CANADA, ANY WORD ON THAT PART OF
    IT?
    >> Reporter: THEY'RE TRYING TO
    QUANTIFY THINGS, THE IMPACT ON
    HOSPITALS, UNIVERSITIES AND
    FARMERS AND TRYING TO GET
    CLARITY ON REPORTS THAT SAUDI
    ARABIA ORDERED A SELLOFF OF
    CANADIAN ASSETS.
    THIS WAS REPORTED IN THE
    FINANCIAL TIMES AND CANADA IS
    TRYING TO SEE IF THIS THE CASE
    AND WHAT IT WOULD MEAN IF IT WAS
    TRUE.
    IN THE SHORT-TERM, NO APOLOGY IS
    COMING, IT'S NOT GOING UP TO THE
    PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE, IT'S
    STAYING WITH CHRYSTIA FREELAND.
    >> Rosemary: THANK YOU.
    THAT'S THE GAME OF DIPLOMACY,
    BUT WHAT ABOUT ALL THE REAL
    PEOPLE CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE?
    HAJJ IS THE ANNUAL MUSLIM
    PILGRIMAGE TO MECCA AND IS
    QUICKLY APPROACHING AND MANY
    CANADIAN MUSLIMS ARE AFRIDAYED
    FRAYED TO GO -- AFRAID TO GO.
    >> Reporter: THE TRAVEL AGENCY
    IS SOMETHING OF A CRISIS CENTRE.
    JAMIL AHMED WORKING TWO PHONES
    AT ONCE WITH NERVOUS MUSLIMS WHO
    PAID THOUSANDS TO TAKE A TRIP OF
    A LIFETIME AND ARE NOW BACKING
    OUT.
    >> 60% OF THE CALLS, WHAT WILL
    HAPPEN?
    >> Reporter: EVERY MUSLIM IS
    EXPECTED TO UNDERTAKE THE HAJJ,
    A RELIGION PILGRIMAGE TO SACRED
    SITE AT LEAST ONCE.
    YESTERDAY, AHMED CANCELLED 15
    TRIPS BECAUSE OF ESCALATING
    TENSION BETWEEN CANADA AND SAUDI
    ARABIA.
    SAUDIS NATIONAL AIR CARRIER HAS
    CANCELLED ALL FLIGHTS TO CANADA
    STARTING NEXT WEEK WHICH COULD
    STRAND HUNDREDS OF TRAVELLERS
    THERE WELL BEYOND THE END OF THE
    HAJJ.
    OVERSTAYING AN APPROVED VISIT TO
    SAUDI ARABIA COULD LEND YOU A
    FINE, OR TIME BEHIND BARS.
    OTTAWA IS STILL TRYING TO FIGURE
    OUT HOW MANY CANADIANS WILL BE
    EFFECTED AND WHAT IT CAN DO TO
    HELP?
    >> I HOPE NO ONE GETS STUCK, BUT
    IF THEY DO, I ENCOURAGE THEM TO
    CALL THE EMBASSY.
    >> Reporter: SOME PEOPLE ARE
    STILL WILLING TO RISK IT.
    FACHRIZAL HALIM AND HIS WIFE
    LEFT FOR RIYADH TODAY.
    >> WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO GET
    BACK TO CANADA.
    >> HALIM IS NOT WORRIED ABOUT
    BEING STUCK, HE'S A PLAN OF
    FAITH.
    MALIK MUSHTAQ IS LESS CONFIDENT,
    HE ESTIMATES HIS BUSINESS COULD
    LOSE MILLIONS IN RELIGIOUS
    TRAVEL PACKAGE SALES IF THE
    COUNTRIES DON'T BURY THE
    HATCHET.
    >> CANADIAN GOVERNMENT, SAUDI
    GOVERNMENT, PLEASE SOLVE THE
    PROBLEM.
    >> Reporter: A SOLUTION THAT
    SEEMS UNLIKELY ANY TIME SOON.
    >> Rosemary: AND TRAVELLERS
    AREN'T THE ONLY ONES WHO COULD
    PAY A PRICE FOR THE DISPUTE.
    WE TALKED ABOUT THE SAUDI
    STUDENTS AND AMONG THEM MEDICAL
    STUDENTS WHO CONTRIBUTE A LOT TO
    THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.
    THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO HAS
    TRAINED OVER A THOUSAND SAUDI
    DOCTORS IN THE LAST 40 YEARS,
    THERE ARE 216 SAUDI MEDICAL
    RESIDENTS AND FELLOWS WORKING IN
    HOSPITALS AROUND THE CITY.
    225 ARE PROVIDING SYSTEM SERVICE
    IN MONTREAL THROUGH McGILL'S
    MEDICAL PROGRAMME.
    IN TOTAL, CANADA HAS SOME 800
    SAUDI DOCTORS IN TRAINING,
    PULLING THEM OUT WOULD LIKELY
    PUT MORE STRAIN ON AN ALREADY
    OVERTAXED SYSTEM.
    >> Adrienne: WHILE CANADIANS
    PONDER THIS WHOLE MESSY TANGO,
    THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA IS
    ABUZZ WITH INSULTS AND ATTEMPTS
    TO SHAME CANADA ONLINE AND ON
    THE AIR.
    HERE'S A SENSE OF WHAT THEY'RE
    SAYING.
    >> Adrienne: BROADCASTERS QUICK
    WITH ANTI-CANADA REPORTS.
    >> IN CANADA, WOMEN ARE HIGHLY
    PERSECUTED A GUEST JUST SAID.
    THAT'S INTERESTING.
    LET'S HAVE A LOOK.
    ACCORDING TO A 2017 REPORT BY
    THE CATO INSTITUTE, CANADA
    SCORED A 10 OUT OF 10 IN TERMS
    OF WOMEN'S SECURITY AND FREEDOM
    OF MOVEMENT.
    SAUDI ARABIA FOR THE RECORD,
    SCORED A 5 FOR WOMEN SECURITY
    AND A 0 FOR WOMEN'S FREEDOM OF
    MOVEMENT.
    ANOTHER CLAIM ABOUT CANADA'S
    PERSECUTION OF PRISONERS OF
    CONSCIENCE, USING HOLOCAUST
    DENIER AS AN EXAMPLE AND THE
    CONTROVERSIAL JORDAN PETERSON,
    WHO IS NOT IN PRISON.
    A VIRTUAL SAUDI ELECTRONIC ARMY
    HAS RELEASED A SERIES OF
    ANTI-CANADA TWEETS AND LAUNCHED
    A HASH TAG, SAUDIS ARE DEEPLY
    CONCERNED ABOUT...
    >>> FOLLOWED BY A WAVE OF
    TWEETS, QUÉBEC SOVEREIGNTY AND
    CANADA'S TREATMENT OF INDIGENOUS
    PEOPLE.
    >> IF YOU'RE A GOOD GLOBAL
    CITIZEN --
    >> IYAD EL-BAGHDADI SAYS THE
    KINGDOM'S FURY ABOUT CANADA IS
    ABOUT HOW THE CROWN PRINCE
    HANDLED KHADR AND YEMEN.
    >> WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING
    MOHAMMAD BIN SALMAN FOR SEVERAL
    YEARS NOW AND HE'S NOT GOOD AT
    WALKBACKS.
    >> Adrienne: HE SAID HE'S HEARD
    FROM WORRIED CANADIANS IN SAUDI
    ARABIA.
    >> THEY'RE NERVOUS BECAUSE THEY
    WATCHED WHAT HAPPENED WITH QATAR
    AND THEY THIS YOUNG PRINCE
    DOESN'T SEEM TO HAVE ANY IMPULSE
    CONTROL, HE DOES ALL ESCALATION.
    THE QUESTION IS, WHAT COMES
    NEXT?
    IS HE GOING TO ASK CANADIANS TO
    LEAVE THE COUNTRY?
    >> Adrienne: LEAVE THE COUNTRY?
    THAT'S THE TONE OF THIS SAUDI
    CARTOON, A CANADIAN TELLING A
    SAUDI TO RELEASE THE ACTIVIST
    AND THE RESPONSE TO THE SHOCKED
    CANADIAN, GET OUT.
    SO THAT'S THE -- WELL IT'S
    CALLED CREATIVE RESPONSE TO ALL
    OF THIS IN THE SAUDI MEDIA.
    WHAT IS HAPPENING IN WESTERN
    MEDIA?
    OUTSIDE OF CANADA IT'S QUIET
    WITH ONE EXCEPTION.
    FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS
    HISTORY, THE "WASHINGTON POST"
    HAS PUBLISHED AN EDITORIAL IN
    ARABIC TODAY AND IT IS A
    FEARLESSLY OUTSPOKEN DEFENCE OF
    CANADA IN THIS DISPUTE.
    IT READS IN PART, WHAT MS.
    FREELAND AND CANADA CORRECTLY
    UNDERSTAND IS THAT HUMAN RIGHTS
    AND BASIC LIBERTY ARE UNIVERSAL
    VALUES, NOT THE PROPERTY OF
    KINGS AND DICTATORS TO
    ARBITRARILY GRANT AND REMOVE ON
    A WHIM.
    IT IS GREAT TO SEE CANADA
    HOLDING ALOT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS
    BANNER
    /*
    >> Adrienne: AS DIPLOMATIC
    RELATIONS WORSEN, A POSSIBLE
    REPRIEVE FOR A SAUDI MAN SEEKING
    ASYLUM, HE WAS SCHEDULED TO BE
    DEPORTED, BUT THE UNITED NATIONS
    ASKED OTTAWA TO KEEP HIM HERE
    UNTIL HIS CASE IS INVESTIGATED
    FURTHER.
    WE'VE CHANGED HIS NAME AND HIS
    WIFE BECAUSE THEY'RE WORRIED
    ABOUT THE SAFETY OF RELATIVES IN
    SAUDI ARABIA.
    JAELA BERNSTIEN HAS THEIR STORY.
    >> Reporter: A SYMBOL OF THE
    FUTURE THAT NOORA WANTS FOR HER
    FAMILY HANGS ON HER LIVING ROOM
    WALL.
    >> THIS COUNTRY FOR ME AND FOR
    MY KIDS.
    >> Reporter: SHE AND HER HUSBAND
    OMAR HOPE TO START THEIR NEW
    LIVES HERE IN MONTREAL.
    >> TO STAY AND LIVE TOGETHER.
    >> Reporter: BUT THEY'RE NOT
    TOGETHER.
    OMAR IS NOW IN HOSPITAL, BUT HE
    WAS BEING HELD IN THIS DETENTION
    CENTRE.
    HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN'S ASYLUM
    APPLICATIONS ARE BEING
    PROCESSED, BUT OMAR WAS DECLARED
    INELIGIBLE.
    HE ORIGINALLY CAME TO NOD ALONE
    FEARING FOR HIS SAFETY, AFTER HE
    WAS ACCUSED OF CRITICIZING SAUDI
    ARABIA'S ACTIONS IN YEMEN.
    HE WITH DREW HIS CLAIM TO TRAVEL
    BACK TO SAUDI ARABIA TO HELP HIS
    WIFE WHO HAD BEEN ARRESTED AND
    DETAINED.
    OMAR'S LAWYERS HAVE BEEN
    SEARCHING FOR AWAY TO HELP HIM
    STAY.
    >> THE SITUATION IS CLEAR IN
    SAUDI ARABIA FOR SHIAS, WE DON'T
    UNDERSTAND WHY CANADA --
    >> OMAR WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ON A
    FLIGHT TO SAUDI ARABIA THIS
    MORNING, BUT THE UNITED NATIONS
    HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE STEPPED
    IN ASKING CANADA TO DELAY THE
    DEPORTATI
    DEPORTATION WHILE THEY EXAMINE
    THE CASE.
    IT IS CANADA'S SOVEREIGN RIGHT
    AND DUTY TO MAKE ITS OWN
    DECISIONS AS AN INDEPENDENT
    COUNTRY AND WE WILL DO THAT, BUT
    WE WILL WEIGH WHAT THE U.N. HAS
    ASKED.
    >> Reporter: AT AN EVENT IN
    MONTREAL, PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN
    TRUDEAU WAS ASKED ABOUT THE
    CASE, SPECIFICALLY ABOUT
    DEPORTING SOMEONE TO A COUNTRY
    HIS GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN CRITICAL
    OF.
    >> Prime Minister Justin
    Trudeau: WE ALWAYS EXPECT AND
    CANADIANS EXPECT THAT OUR
    IMMIGRATION SYSTEM WHICH IS
    BASED ON RULES, ON VALUES, ON
    PRINCIPLES THAT ARE CLEARLY LAID
    OUT, BE FOLLOWED IN ITS
    INTEGRITY AND THAT'S EXACTLY
    WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.
    >> Reporter: NOORA REMAINS
    HOPEFUL.
    >> MY KIDS TELL ME EVERY DAY,
    WHAT TIME MY FATHER COME BACK?
    >> Reporter: OMAR IS EXPECTED TO
    HAVE A DETENTION REVIEW HEARING
    TOMORROW MORNING.
    >> Ian: WATCHING SEVERAL OTHER
    DEVELOPING STORIES, INCLUDING
    THE DEATH OF A FOREIGN NATIONAL
    AFTER AN ALTERCATION WITH
    CANADIAN BORDER OFFICERS.
    VERY LITTLE IS BEING SAID
    PUBLICLY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED, A
    PLANE ABOUT TO TAKE OFF FROM
    CALGARY AIRPORT YESTERDAY.
    TWO OFFICERS WERE TRYING TO
    DEPORT A MAN WHEN ACCORDING TO
    CBSA, HE WENT INTO MEDICAL
    DISTRESS.
    CALGARY POLICE WON'T SAY WHAT
    HAPPENED, ONLY THAT THE
    ALTERCATION IS PHYSICAL.
    INVESTIGATION IS UNDER WAY.
    >>> I WANT YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT
    I INTEND TO RUN IN THE UPCOMING
    BYELECTION HERE IN BURNABY
    SOUTH.
    >> Ian: JAGMEET SINGH MAKING THE
    OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT HE'S
    RUNNING FOR PARLIAMENT.
    HE HASN'T HAD A SEAT SINCE HE
    BECAME THE LEADER OF THE N.D.P.
    10 MONTHS AGO.
    THE RIDING WAS PREVIOUSLY HELD
    BY KENNEDY STEWART WHO RESIGNED
    IN JUNE.
    SINGH SAYS IF HE WINS THE
    BYELECTION, HE'LL MOVE TO THE
    SUBURB.
    >> Adrienne: VICTORIA PLANS TO
    TAKE DOWN A STATUE OF THE
    COUNTRY'S FIRST PRIME MINISTER.
    BRIAR STEWART TAKES US TO THE
    DEBATE ON THE STREET.
    >> Rosemary: AND THE VOTES ARE
    STILL BEING RECOUNTED IN OHIO.
    KEITH BOAG BREAKS DOWN WHY ONE
    ELECTION HAS SUCH BIG MIDTERM
    IMPLICATIONS.
    >> Ian: AND A WILD UP CLOSE
    ENCOUNTER IS THE "MOMENT OF THE
    DAY".
    >> IT WAS SO EXCITING FOR THE
    GUESTS.
    YOU CAN IMAGINE COMING FROM THE
    U.K., GETTING UP IN THE BATHROBE
    AND SEEEE
    [ * ]
    >> Rosemary: THE MARGIN OF
    VICTORY IS TOO THIN TO SEE IN
    OHIO.
    REPUBLICANS ARE FIGHTING TO HANG
    ONTO WHAT WAS ONCE A SAFE SEAT.
    BALDERSON LEADS BY LESS THAN A
    PERCENTAGE POINT OVER HIS RIVAL.
    AND THOUSANDS OF BALLOTS HAVE
    YET TO BE COUNTED.
    AS KEITH BOAG EXPLAINS, THIS HAS
    MANY WONDERING IF THIS IS A SIGN
    OF WHAT IS COMING IN THE
    NOVEMBER MIDTERM.
    >> I'D LIKE TO THANK PRESIDENT
    TRUMP!
    >> Reporter: THE REPUBLICAN
    CANDIDATE TROY BALDERSON TOOK IT
    AS GIVEN HE WILL END UP THE
    WINNER IN THE OHIO DISTRICT.
    TRUMP FLEW INTO HIGHWAY SATURDAY
    TO HELP PUSH HIM OVER THE TOP.
    BUT THE FACT IS BALDERSON MAY
    NOT BE THE WINNER.
    THERE ARE STILL BALLOTS TO COUNT
    AND THE RACE IS TIGHT.
    AS FAR AS GIVING DUE CREDIT,
    DEMOCRATS MAY HAVE BEEN MORE
    DRIVEN BY TRUMP TO VOTE AGAINST
    BALDERSON THAN REPUBLICANS VOTE
    FOR HIM.
    DANNY O'CONNOR SAW NO REASON TO
    CONCEDE.
    >> WE'RE NOT STOPPING NOW!
    TOMORROW WE REST AND THEN WE
    KEEP FIGHTING THROUGH TO
    NOVEMBER.
    >> Reporter: INDEED, NO MATTER
    THE FINAL SCORE, O'CONNOR AND
    BALDERSON WILL FACE EACH OTHER
    AGAIN ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER.
    AND THIS ONCE ROCK SOLID
    REPUBLICAN DISTRICT LOOKS LIKE A
    TOSSUP.
    DEMOCRATS ARE TICKLED HOW MUCH
    MONEY AND EFFORT REPUBLICANS ARE
    PUTTING INTO CAMPAIGNS THAT
    SHOULD BE SAFE.
    >> A RACE WE HAD NO BUSINESS OF
    WINNING REQUIRED A VISIT FROM
    THE PRESIDENT AND WE'RE
    COMPETITIVE IN A PLACE WHERE THE
    CONGRESSMAN IN 2016 WON BY 30
    POINTS.
    >> Reporter: DEMOCRATS ARE GOING
    TO THE POLLS IN SPECIAL
    ELECTIONS AND OFF-YEAR ELECTIONS
    IN HIGH NUMBERS, AS THOUGH IT
    WERE A PRESIDENTIAL YEAR.
    THE CHANCES IN NOVEMBER LOOK
    GOOD.
    PLUS, THERE IS THIS...
    >> TODAY WE ANNOUNCE CRIMINAL
    CHARGES.
    >> Reporter: THE F.B.I. CHARGED
    REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN CHRIS
    COLLINS WITH SECURITY CRIMES
    TODAY.
    >> HE TIPPED HIS SON TO
    CONFIDENTIAL CORPORATE
    INFORMATION AT THE EXPENSE OF
    REGULAR INVESTORS AND THEN HE
    LIED ABOUT IT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
    TO COVER IT UP.
    >> Reporter: THAT NOT ONLY HANGS
    A CLOUD OVER HIS REELECTION IN
    NOVEMBER, BUT RISKS LOOKING LIKE
    TRUMP REPUBLICANS ARE CREATURE
    WAS THE VERY SWAMP THAT THE
    PRESIDENT PROMISED TO DRAIN.
    >> Rosemary: ANOTHER THING TO
    WATCH IN NOVEMBER'S MIDTERM
    ELECTION, MORE WOMEN CANDIDATES
    THAN EVER WILL BE FIGHTING FOR
    SEATS IN CONGRESS, AND FOR
    GOVERNORSHIPS.
    AFTER LAST NIGHT'S PRIMARIES,
    DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS HAVE
    NOMINATED 184 WOMEN IN U.S.
    HOUSE RACE THIS IS YEAR,
    BREAKING 2016'S RECORD OF 167.
    THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF
    THOSE WOMEN, THREE QUARTERS, ARE
    DEMOCRATS.
    THERE ARE ALSO 11 FEMALE
    NOMINEES FOR GOVERNOR THAT YEAR
    AND THAT TOPS THE PREVIOUS HIGH
    OF 10.
    >> Ian: STILL AHEAD ON "THE
    NATIONAL", SAYING GOODBYE TO
    MASSEY HALL FOR NOW, FOR THE
    ICONIC MUSIC HALL CLOSES FOR
    RENOVATIONS.
    I HAD A CHANCE TO TOUR IT.
    WE'LL REVISIT THE MEMORIES.
    >> Adrienne: AND READING BETWEEN
    THE NOTES.
    MEET THE CANADIAN WHO SAYS HE
    HAS CONDUCTED MATHEMATICS
    ANALYSIS OF?
    SOME OF THE -- OF SOME OF THE
    BEATLES GREATEST HITS TO FIGURE
    OUT WHAT WAS WRITTEN BY JOHN AND
    WHAT WAS WRITTEN BY PAUL.
    >> JOHN MADE A LOT OF USE OUT OF
    THE TONIC CHORD AND
    >> Ian: ON "THE NATIONAL"
    TONIGHT, THE U.S. WILL IMPOSE
    NEW SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA
    OVER A NERVE AGENT ATTACK.
    BACK IN MARCH, SERGEI SKRIPAL
    AND HIS DAUGHTER WERE
    HOSPITALIZED FOR WEEKS AFTER
    BEING POISONED.
    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS
    WELCOMED THE SANCTIONS.
    >>> AND THE STANFORD STUDENT
    WHOSE SEXUAL ASSAULT TRIAL DREW
    NATIONAL ATTENTION LOST HIS
    APPEAL.
    HE WAS CONVICTED OF RAPE AGO
    WOMAN OUTSIDE A FRAT PARTY, BUT
    IT WAS THE SENTENCE THAT
    GARNERED OUTRAGE, 6 MONTHS.
    HE APPEALED THE CONVICTION,
    SAYING THE TRIAL WASN'T FAIR.
    >> STATE POLICE IS FULLY
    PREPARED TO ACT ON VIOLENCE, ANY
    ACTS OF VIOLENCE OR ANY
    VIOLATIONS OF LAW.
    >> Ian: A PRE-EMPTIVE STATE OF
    EMERGENCY HAS BEEN DECLARED IN
    VIRGINIA AHEAD OF THE ONE YEAR
    ANNIVERSARY OF THE
    CHARLOTTESVILLE RALLY.
    ONE WOMAN WAS KILLED AND DOZENS
    MORE INJURED AS A CAR PLOWED
    INTO THE CROWD OF PROTESTERS.
    IT FOLLOWED A DEBATE WHETHER TO
    TEAR DOWN A STATUE OF ROBERT E.
    LEE.
    >> Adrienne: THE U.S. DEBATE
    OVER CONFEDERATE STATUES HAS A
    CERTAIN ECHO IN CANADA.
    IN CANADA, SIR JOHN A. MacDONALD
    IS COMMEMORATING ON EVERYTHING
    FROM BRIDGES TO TA $10 BILL, BUT
    HE WAS ALSO A KEY PLAYER IN THE
    RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SYSTEM.
    SO NOW THE CITY OF VICTORIA IS
    LOOKING FOR ONE LESS REMINDER OF
    HIM.
    >> Reporter: MOST CANADIANS KNOW
    SIR JOHN A. MacDONALD IS THE
    COUNTRY'S FIRST PRIME MINISTER.
    BUT HE WAS ALSO AN M.P. FOR
    VICTORIA AND HIS STATUE HAS BEEN
    STANDING HERE FOR MORE THAN 35
    YEARS, BUT LIKELY NOT MUCH
    LONGER.
    >> IN ORDER TO REALLY COMMIT TO
    RECONCILIATION, WE NEED TO
    REMOVE THE STATUE OF COLIN
    McDONALD FROM THE TORONTO STEPS.
    >> Reporter: THE DRIVING FORCE
    OF CONFEDERATION IS GOING INTO
    STORAGE BECAUSE OF A HISTORY
    THAT IS NOT CELEBRATED.
    THE FACT THAT HIS GOVERNMENT
    CREATED THE INDIAN ACT AND
    ESTABLISHED THE RESIDENTIAL
    SCHOOL SYSTEM WHERE THOUSANDS
    WERE ABUSED AND GENERATIONS OF
    TRAUMA FOLLOWED.
    THE DECISION TO MOVE THE STATUE
    WAS MADE BY A GROUP CALLED THE
    CITY FAMILY.
    MADE UP OF LOCAL OFFICIALS AND
    MEMBERS OF NEARBY FIRST NATIONS
    AND THEIR FOCUS IS ON
    RECONCILIATION.
    ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT CAME UP
    WAS THAT SOME OF THE MEMBERS
    WERE UNCOMFORTABLE WALKING PAST
    THIS STATUE AND INTO CITY HALL.
    INSIDE THIS BUILDING IS AN
    INDIGENOUS EXHIBIT DEDICATED TO
    RECONCILIATION AND ONE OF THE
    ARTISTS BEHIND IT, SAYS IT WAS
    TIME FOR THE STATUE TO GO.
    >> WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO
    ME ABOUT THIS STATUE BEING
    REMOVED IS THAT IT'S THE LOCAL
    INDIGENOUS NATIONS KNOWN TODAY
    AS ESQUIMALT AND SONGHEE WHO
    HAVE ASKED FOR IT TO BE MOVED.
    >> Reporter: THE CITY IS TRYING
    TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO PUT HIS
    LEGACY INTO CONTEXT.
    THE DECISION HAS TO BE VOTED BY
    CITY COUNCIL FIRST, WHILE IT IS
    EXPECTED TO PASS, NOT EVERYONE
    AGREES.
    >> I DON'T LIKE THAT IT HAPPENED
    SO SUDDENLY.
    I THINK IT IS AN ISSUE THAT
    DESERVES DISCUSSION.
    >> Reporter: THERE IS PLENTY OF
    DEBATE.
    >> HISTORY IS WITH US, AND I
    THINK THEY SHOULD CONSIDER THAT
    IN ADDITION TO BEING POLITICAL
    SENSITIVE.
    >> OFTEN HEAR IT'S ERASING
    HISTORY, BUT DEFINITELY LOOKING
    ATE, I THINK IT'S A GOOD THING.
    >> Reporter: BECAUSE HE BELIEVES
    THAT MacDONALD SHOULD BE
    REMEMBERED FOR ALL OF HIS C
    CONTRIBUTIONS TO CANADA INSTEAD
    OF BEING UNQUESTIONABLY REVERED.
    >> Adrienne: CANADIAN HISTORY IS
    FULL OF POLARIZING FIGURES, MANY
    OF THEM RECOGNIZED DESPITE THEIR
    OPPRESSION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE
    AND THAT HAS MEANT A MAJOR
    RETHINK.
    UNTIL JANUARY, THIS STATUE OF
    EDWARD CORNWALLIS HAD STOOD IN A
    HALIFAX PARK FOR NEARLY NINE
    DECADES, BUT THE CITY FOUNDER
    PUT A BOUNTY OP THE SCALPS OF
    MI'KMAQ PEOPLE.
    THIS STATUE OF B.C.'S FIRST
    CHIEF JUSTICE WAS RECENTLY
    REMOVED FROM THE LAW SOCIETY
    FOYER.
    HE WAS NICKNAMED THE HANGING
    JUDGE FOR SENTENCING SIX CHIEFS
    TO DEATH IN THE
    PRE-CONFEDERATION DAYS.
    >> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR
    CHANGING THAT NAME.
    THAT IS A BIG CHING, BECAUSE
    THAT'S PART OF RECONCILIATION.
    >> Adrienne: LAST YEAR, THE
    PRIME MINISTER STRIPPED THE NAME
    OFF THE BUILDING THAT HOUSES HIS
    OFFICE.
    HE WAS A MEMBER OF SIR JOHN A.'S
    CABINET AND ARCHITECT OF THE
    RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SYSTEM.
    SPEAKING OF SCHOOLS, RYERSON
    UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN UNDER REAL
    PRESSURE TO CHANGE ITS NAME.
    EDGERTON RYERSON MAY HAVE BEEN A
    PIONEER OF EDUCATION, BUT HE
    ALSO SHAPED POLICY FOR
    RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS.
    AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS
    PREPARING TO TAKE ANOTHER STEP
    TOWARDS RECONCILIATION BY
    EXONERATING CHIEF POUNDMAKER.
    IN 1885, THE LEGENDARY CREE
    LEADER WAS CONVICTED OF TREASON
    FOR HIS ROLE IN THE NORTHWEST
    REBELLION, BUT TO HIS PEOPLE,
    POUNDMAKER WAS A MAN OF PEACE
    WHO REJECTED VIOLENCE AND SAVED
    LIVES.
    FOR MEMBERS OF THE SASKATCHEWAN
    FIRST NATION THAT BEARS HIS
    NAME, IT'S HIGH TIME CANADIAN
    HISTORY REFLECT THAT.
    OLIVIA STEFANOVICH HAS MORE.
    >> Reporter: DRILLING INTO
    HISTORY IS A DELICATE TASK.
    BUT AFTER MORE THAN 130 YEARS,
    PEOPLE IN POUNDMAKER CREE NATION
    ARE READY FOR REDEMPTION.
    TO UNVEIL THE TRUTH ABOUT THEIR
    FOUNDER.
    [APPLAUSE]
    >> Reporter: THIS PAINTING BY
    RENOWNED CREE ARTIST TED MONCTON
    WAS DONATED TO THE FIRST NATION,
    FOR THE CHIEF'S EXONERATION.
    >> WHAT IS HE DOING IN THE
    PICTURE?
    >> HE'S TELLING THEM ABOUT THE
    PIPE, WE MADE AN OATH WITH THE
    PIPE.
    >> THIS CONFIRMS THE STORIES
    THAT WE'VE BEEN TOLD AND HOW WE
    LIVE OUR LIVES HERE.
    >> Reporter: IT DEPICTS
    POUNDMAKER WHEN AS HE IS
    REMEMBERED BY HIS PEOPLE, A
    PEACEMAKER WHO PREVENTED
    BLOODSHED, BUT WAS CONVICTED OF
    TREASON.
    >> HE DIDN'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH
    THAT, HE DIDN'T NEED TO GO
    THROUGH THAT, YET THAT HAPPENED
    AND WE'RE READY TO, I GUESS, TO
    FORGIVE THAT AND JUST KIND OF
    MOVE ON FROM THERE.
    CELESTE IS A DESCENDANT OF
    POUNDMAKER, FIVE GENERATIONS
    BACK.
    FOR OVER A CENTURY, CHIEF
    POUNDMAKER HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS
    A TRAITOR IN HISTORY BOOKS, BUT
    PEOPLE HERE NOW IT'S NOT TRUE
    AND NOW THE REST OF CANADA WILL.
    >> THIS WHOLE AREA WAS A
    BATTLEFIELD.
    >> Reporter: POUNDMAKER STOPPED
    HIS WARRIORS FROM CHASING
    CANADIAN FORCES DOWN DURING A
    BATTLE ON THESE GROUNDS IN 1885.
    IT'S BELIEVED HE PREVENTED THE
    DEATHS OF 330 MEN.
    FORMER CHIEF BLAINE FAVEL HAS
    DONE THE MATH AND HE ESTIMATES
    THAT TRANSLATES TO 100,000
    DESCENDANTS WHO ARE STILL ALIVE
    TODAY.
    >> THAT'S WHY HE WAS HUGELY
    IMPORTANT.
    >> Reporter: BUT POUNDMAKER
    WOULD NOT BE SEEN IN THIS LIGHT
    UNTIL AFTER HIS DEATH.
    HE WAS TRIED AND CONVICTED FOR
    TREASON.
    ACCUSED OF PROVOKING THE FIGHT.
    HE WAS JAILED AND DIED A FEW
    MONTHS AFTER HIS RELEASE.
    >> THIS WAS A HUGE OPEN WOUND, A
    FESTERING WOUND FOR CANADIAN
    INDIGENOUS RELATIONS.
    >> Reporter: FOR THE NEXT 35
    YEARS, FAVEL SAYS THE COMMUNITY
    WASN'T ALLOWED TO HAVE A CHIEF.
    THE GOVERNMENT TOOK AWAY THEIR
    GUNS AND HORSES, LEAVING THEM
    WITH LITTLE TO MAKE A
    LIVELIHOOD.
    FAVEL IS NEGOTIATING THE TERMS
    OF THE EXONERATION.
    >> I THINK I'LL HAVE A HARD TIME
    KEEPING A DRY EYE THAT DAY,
    BECAUSE IT'S SO SIGNIFICANT FORT
    COUNTRY.
    >> Reporter: FAVEL WANTS AN
    APOLOGY FROM THE PRIME MINISTER,
    FOLLOWED BY A FINANCIAL
    SETTLEMENT.
    >> CANADA IS BUILT DAY BY DAY,
    RELATIONSHIP BY RELATIONSHIP, SO
    IT FEELS LIKE WE'RE COMING INTO
    THE CANADIAN FABRIC.
    >> Reporter: OTTAWA IS MOVING
    FORWARD WITH THE COMMUNITY'S
    REQUEST.
    A DATE HASN'T BEEN SET, BUT WHEN
    IT DOES, HISTORY WILL HAVE TO BE
    REWRITTEN.
    >> THE SIGN HAS GOT TO GO.
    THE SIGN WILL GO.
    THAT SIGN WILL GO.
    ALL THE SIGNS AROUND HERE WILL
    HAVE TO GO.
    THE CANADIAN HISTORY BOOKS HAVE
    TO CHANGE.
    >> I JUST LOVE THIS LAND.
    IT'S JUST BEAUTIFUL.
    >> Reporter: MAVIS BILLESBURGER
    GETS EMOTIONAL EACH TIME SHE
    DRIVES IN.
    POUNDMAKER WAS HER GREAT, GREAT,
    GREAT, GREAT-GRANDFATHER AND
    CHOSE THESE VALLEYS TO MAKE A
    HOME FOR HIS PEOPLE.
    >> TIME TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT.
    WE SURVIVED AND IT WAS BECAUSE
    OF CHIEF POUNDMAKER, BECAUSE IN
    THIS COMMUNITY ANYWAY, HE
    THOUGHT OF THE FUTURE.
    HE THOUGHT OF FUTURE GENERATIONS
    LIVING ON THIS LAND.
    >> Reporter: NOW THOSE
    GENERATIONS WILL GROW UP KNOWING
    AND READING THEIR PEOPLE'S
    TRUTH, ABOUT HOW THEIR LEADER
    PUT HIS COMMUNITY FIRST.
    OLIVIA STEFANOVICH, CBC NEWS,
    POUNDMAKER CREE NATION.
    >> Rosemary: STILL AHEAD ON "THE
    NATIONAL", THIS IS MY FAVOURITE
    PART, SURPRISE ON A VANCOUVER
    ISLAND LODGE, THE "MOMENT OF THE
    DAY".
    >> I LOVE IT THAT BLIEF
    WILDLIFE IS IN THE NEWS.
    >> THIS CLIP HAS MADE
    INTERNATIONAL NEWS, YOU CAN SEE
    WHY.
    IT'S RACKED UP MILLIONS OF
    VIEWS.
    WE'LL BRING YOU THE STORY BEHIND
    THE MOMENT IN OUR "MOMENT OF THE
    DAY".
    >> THE NATIONAL TAKES YOU INSIDE
    OUR JOURNALISM EVERY AFTERNOON,
    GOES DEEPER ON THE TOP STORIES
    AND HIGHLIGHTS STORIES YOU MAY
    HAVE MISSED.
    TODAY, A SCATHING NEW REPORT
    FROM AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL LINKS
    HUNDREDS OF MIGRANT DEATHS AT
    SEA DIRECTLY TO NEW
    ANTI-IMMIGRATION POLICIES FROM
    EUROPEAN COUNTRIES.
    SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER.
    * IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND
    LOVE *
    * WHAT A TALE MY THOUGHTS COULD
    TELL *
    >> Ian: LOVE THAT SONG.
    ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S LEGENDARY
    VENUES CLOSED ITS DOORS IN JULY
    FOR TWO YEARS OF RENOVATIONS.
    IN THE LAST MONTH, PRODUCTION
    EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN REMOVED AND
    STORED.
    THE ORIGINAL SEATS FROM 1894
    ASSESSED AND INVENTORIED, BUT
    LET'S REVISIT THE STAGE BEFORE
    THE CONSTRUCTION STARTED.
    >> GOOD EVENING.
    TONIGHT, WE INVITE YOU INTO THE
    HOME OF THE TORONTO SYMPHONY.
    [ * ]
    >> THIS WAS THE PLACE, THIS WAS
    LIKE WHEN YOU PLAYED MASSEY
    HALL, YOU'VE ARRIVED.
    THE ROOM MAKES ME SMILE.
    IT'S MIXED UP WITH SO MANY
    MEMORIES, BOTH AS A FAN AND
    PERFORMER.
    >> WHEN YOU GET ON THE STAGE,
    YOU KNOW, YOU'RE ONE OF THE BIG
    CATS, THIS IS WHERE YOU WERE
    MADE IN THE INDUSTRY.
    AMAZING SHOWS HAVE HAPPENED
    HERE.
    [ * ]
    >> Ian: IMAGINE IF MASSEY COULD
    HEAR THOSE VOICES TODAY SPEAK
    ABOUT THE GIFT HE GAVE THE CITY
    OF TORONTO ALMOST 125 YEARS AGO.
    A MEMORIAL TO HIS SON WHO DIED
    AT THE AGE OF 36.
    A CONCERT HALL THAT WAS ALSO
    MEANT AS A TOWN HALL.
    A SECULAR SPACE TO CELEBRATE NOT
    JUST MUSIC, BUT SPEECHES AND
    SPORT.
    [CHEERING]
    >> WHAT WE'VE DONE IS PULLED UP
    OLD PROGRAMMES, PHOTOGRAPHS,
    NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS.
    >> Ian: IT'S A HALL OF FAME OF
    MUSICAL STARS FROM THE MOST
    CANADIAN PERFORMERS TO THE MAN
    WHO WAS ONCE OTT WORLD'S MOST
    FAMOUS SINGER.
    CARUSO'S FINAL CONCERT HERE COST
    A MONTH SALARY FOR A LABORER.
    >> THERE WERE OTHERS WHO
    COULDN'T AFFORD THE $8 TO SEE
    HIM PLAY.
    AND SUCH WAS THE CROWD, HE CAME
    OUT ON THE FIRE ESCAPES AND SANG
    AN ARIA AT THE END OF THE
    CONCERT FOR THE CROWDS BELOW.
    [ * ]
    >> Ian: TO WALK AROUND IS TO
    FEEL THE HISTORY OF THIS PLACE.
    BUT YOU CAN SEE IT, TOO.
    NO ONE QUESTIONS THE NEED FOR
    RENOVATION HERE, BUT SOME ARE
    WORRIED ABOUT WHAT THAT MIGHT DO
    TO THE ESSENCE OF THE HALL.
    >> YOU ALWAYS WANT TO SOUND FOR
    THE AUDIENCE TO BE GREAT.
    I HOPE THEY DON'T RUIN THAT.
    >> Reporter: GORDON LIGHTFOOT
    KNOWS WHAT IS THE STAKE.
    HE'S PLAYED HERE MORE THAN ANY
    OTHER, MORE THAN 160 TIMES.
    NOW ALMOST 80 HE'S GOING TO
    PERFORM AN ANNUAL SERIES OF
    CONCERTS IN A PLACE THAT FEELS
    LIKE HOME.
    >> Ian: ONE OF THE THINGS I
    FOUND INTERESTING, YOU WALK IN
    YOUR FRONT DOOR AND HERE WE GO,
    MASSEY HALL INSIDE AND OUT.
    >> YOU CAN HARDLY TELL WHAT THIS
    IS, BUT IT'S THE INTERIOR.
    YOU LOVE GOING THERE BECAUSE IT
    WAS LIKE WE MADE IT THROUGH
    ANOTHER YEAR OF LIVING, PLAYING,
    PERFORMING.
    [ * ]
    >> Ian: DO YOU REMEMBER THE
    FIRST TIME, THE KIWANIS MUSIC
    FESTIVAL?
    >> OH, YES, ABSOLUTELY.
    I WAS 13 AND I WAS GOING BE
    SINGING THAT EVENING.
    AND I WAS KIND OF NERVOUS.
    I WALKED ALL OVER THE PLACE.
    I WALKED UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS
    AND IT FELT DIFFERENT.
    IT FELT BIG, LIKE SOMETHING
    REALLY IMPORTANT.
    WHICH IT WAS.
    [ * ]
    >> Ian: I JUST WONDERED SOMEBODY
    WATCHING NOW, WHO IS WATCHING
    THIS IN CALGARY, OR ST. JOHN'S,
    NEWFOUNDLAND, AND THEY'RE GOING,
    MASSEY HALL, LIKE WHO -- WHAT IS
    SO SPECIAL ABOUT MASSEY HALL,
    WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THEM?
    >> THERE IS SOMETHING CHARMING
    ABOUT THE OLD PLACE.
    IT'S GOT A GREAT SOUND.
    WONDERFUL AMBIENT SOUND.
    [ * ]
    >> Ian: YOU CAN HEAR THAT
    WONDERFUL AMBIENT SOUND FOR
    YOURSELF IN A SERIES OF
    RECORDINGS.
    THE GREATEST JAZZ CONCERT EVER.
    NEIL YOUNG LIFE AT MASSEY HALL,
    1971.
    AND RUSH ALL THE WORLD'S A
    STAGE.
    >> THE FIRST TIME WE RECORDED
    LIVE.
    SO THE FIRST TIME THE RECORDING
    TRUCK WAS GOING, IT MAKES YOU
    HYPER AWARE OF EVERY NOTE YOU
    PLAY.
    >> Ian: YOU GUYS ARE AN ARENA
    ROCK GROUP.
    IN TERMS OF THE SOUND IS SO BIG,
    WHAT DID YOU HAVE TO DO, BRING
    THE VOLUME FROM 11 TO 8 WHEN
    YOU'RE HERE?
    >> NO, WE DIDN'T DO THAT.
    THE TRUTH IS, IT'S A TOUGH
    BUILDING FOR A REALLY LOUD BAND
    LIKE US.
    THE SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL IS
    QUITE INTENSE.
    SO WE SOUND VERY LOUD IN HERE.
    >> Ian: WHAT DID IT MEAN TO YOU
    TO PLAY HERE?
    >> OH, IT WAS GINORMOUS FOR ME,
    PERSONALLY.
    MY BAND MATES, TOO.
    MASSEY HALL FOR AN ONTARIAN, A
    CANADIAN, WAS A LEGENDARY
    BUILDING.
    AND I SAW SO MANY HEROES HERE
    THAT THE IDEA OF PLAYING HERE
    WAS SORT OF INCOMPREHENSIBLE, SO
    THE FIRST TIME YOU DO LOAD IN
    AND ACTUALLY PLAY, IT'S
    TREMENDOUSLY THRILLING.
    THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN CANADA'S
    SPECIAL MUSIC HALL, JUST LIKE
    CARNEGIE IS TO NEW YORKERS, AND
    YOU KNOW.
    >> Ian: I LOVE THE CONNECTION
    BETWEEN RUSH AND BARENAKED
    LADIES.
    ED ROBERTSON TELLS A STORY ABOUT
    GETTING A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE
    FROM YOU, WHEN THEY HAD A
    4-NIGHT STAND HERE.
    >> RIGHT.
    >> Ian: WITH THAT 4-NIGHT STAND,
    BARENAKED LADIES BROKE RUSH'S
    RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE CONCERT
    NIGHTS.
    >> THIS CHAMPAGNE CAME WITH A
    CARD, IT SAID, YOU'RE ONLY
    SUPPOSED TO DO THREE NIGHTS,
    BOYS.
    AND I CARRIED THAT BOTTLE OF
    CHAMPAGNE AROUND FOR ABOUT TWO
    HOURS BETWEEN SOUND CHECK AND
    THE SHOW AND EXPLAINED TO EVERY
    EVERYBODY, IT'S FROM RUSH, RUSH,
    SENT US CHAMPAGNE.
    >> IT WAS SORT OF A RECORD AT
    THE TIME FOR A ROCK BAND AND WE
    WERE PROUD OF THEM.
    >> Ian: IN CASE YOU THINK THE
    OLD HALL'S APPEAL IS LOST ON THE
    NEW GENERATION, LISTEN TO THE
    GOOD LOVELIES WHO PLAYED HERE
    THE FIRST TIME JUST A FEW WEEKS
    AGO.
    [ * ]
    >> ALWAYS GIVE A CHANCE TO FULLY
    LOOK AT CAROLINE ON STAGE, BUT
    TONIGHT, IT WAS LIKE I DIDN'T
    WANT TO STOP WATCHING HER.
    >> WE DEFINITELY PLAYED BIGGER
    PLACES THAN THIS, BUT IT'S SO
    LEGENDARY THAT IT FEELS SO MUCH
    BIGGER THAN IT IS.
    >> THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT
    THERE, BUT YEAH, IT SORT OF GOES
    UP RATHER THAN OUT.
    >> EVERYBODY IS RIGHT THERE.
    >> THERE ARE A LOT OF THEM.
    >> IT'S ACTUALLY QUITE AN
    INTIMATE ROOM AND THAT WAS
    REALLY NICE, REALLY NICE THING.
    >> Ian: SO MASSEY HALL'S MAGIC
    LIVES ON, BUT IT'S SHOWING THE
    124 YEARS AND SO FUNDED LARGELY
    BY THE FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL
    GOVERNMENT, THE RENO WILL BE
    EXTENSIVE.
    SO YOU HAVE THIS AWESOME LEGO
    MODEL.
    IT WILL TAKE MORE THAN TWO
    YEARS.
    THERE WILL BE NEW WASHROOMS, TWO
    NEW PERFORMANCE SPACES.
    THE SEATS WILL BE CHANGED.
    AND ABOUT 100 ORIGINAL STAIN
    GLASSED WINDOWS COVERED UP LONG
    AGO TO KEEP OUT STREET NOISE,
    WILL BE RESTORED.
    ALL WHILE TRYING TO PRESERVE
    WHAT HAS MADE THIS NATIONAL
    HISTORIC SITE SO BELOVED BY SO
    MANY PERFORMERS.
    >> SO WILL THERE BE A CHANGE?
    PROBABLY.
    BUT WHAT WE'RE HOPING IS THAT
    IT'S A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER AND
    THAT THE ACOUSTICS IN THE HALL
    FINE-TUNE WHAT IS AN INCREDIBLE
    INSTRUMENT, WHICH IS THE
    ORIGINAL AUDITORIUM.
    >> Ian: THE NEW LOOK WITH WITH
    THAT OLD SOUND WILL BE REVEALED
    IN THE FALL OF 2020.
    WHILE WE'RE ON THE SUBJECT OF
    CLASSIC SOUNDS, LET'S TURN TO A
    BEATLES SONG THAT POSED A BIT OF
    A MYSTERY, DID PAUL WRITE IT OR
    JOHN?
    * THERE ARE PLACES I REMEMBER
    >> IT'S A FAMOUS SONG AND PEOPLE
    HAVE STRONG FEELINGS ONE WAY OR
    THE OTHER, WHETHER THEY'RE
    MUSICIANS OR NON-MUSICIANS ABOUT
    THE SONG.
    * SOME ARE DEAD AND SOME ARE
    LIVING *
    * MY LIFE I LOVE THEM ALL
    >> Reporter: A POSITIVER OF
    MATH -- HE AND A COLLEAGUE SET
    OUT TO USE A STATISTICAL
    ANALYSIS OF TRAITS WHO LIKELY
    COMPOSED IN MY LIFE.
    MOST BEATLES SONGS ARE CREDITED
    TO LENNON AND McCARTNEY.
    >> THEY BOTH COULD HAVE WRITTEN
    ANYTHING AT THE TIME.
    >> Reporter: OF COURSE, A LOT OF
    FANS HAVE THEIR OWN IDEAS ABOUT
    WHAT MAKES A PAUL SONG OR A JOHN
    SONG.
    >> YOU THINK OF YESTERDAY, WHEN
    YOU THINK OF PAUL AND WHAT DID
    PAUL DO IN YESTERDAY.
    OR FOR JOHN, YOU THINK OF
    NOWHERE MAN, OR NORWEGIAN WOOD,
    BUT THEY DON'T REPRESENT
    NECESSARILY THE GENERAL SONG
    THEY WRITE.
    >> Ian: BROWN ANALYZED SONGS
    WHERE THE AUTHORSHIP WAS WELL
    KNOWN.
    AFTER WEIGHING ALL THE EVIDENCE
    --
    >> IT WAS LIKELY JOHN WHO HAD
    WRITTEN THE SONG IN MY LIFE.
    >> A POTENTIAL DISAPPOINTMENT
    FOR McCARTNEY FANS.
    >> THE BEATLES HAVE BEEN OVER
    SINCE 1970, YET PEOPLE TALK
    ABOUT THEM.
    AND YET THEY'RE AT THE FOREFRONT
    OF DISCUSSION, THEY'RE AT THE
    FOREFRONT OF MUSICALITY AND WHAT
    A GREA
    >> Rosemary: OK.
    SO THESE TOURISTS WERE AT GREAT
    BEAR LODGE IN B.C. TO SEE, YOU
    KNOW, BEARS, BUT THEY GOT
    SOMETHING BIGGER.
    TWO HUMPBACK WHALES DROPPED BY
    FOR BREAKFAST AND IT WAS CAUGHT
    ON VIDEO.
    AS OF TODAY, THAT VIDEO HAS BEEN
    VIEWED 2.1 MILLION TIMES ON
    INSTA-GRAM AND NOW A MILLION
    AFTER WE GIVE IT TO YOU.
    WE SPOKE WITH THE LODGE OWNER
    ABOUT THE EARLY MORNING GUESTS
    AND THAT'S OUR "MOMENT OF THE
    DAY."
    >> WHO COULD YOU IMAGINE GETTING
    UP IN YOUR BATHROBE AND SEEING
    WHALES THAT GOES TO THE LODGE.
    I WOKE UP AND SAW A WHALE BLOW
    IN THE DISTANCE.
    AND THEN ANOTHER GUIDE SPOTTED
    ANOTHER ONE.
    SHE GOT EVERYONE OUT, JUST IN
    TIME TO SEE A WHALE CREATING A
    NET OF BUBBLES AROUND SOME FISH
    AND BOTH WHALES CAME UP TO EAT
    THEM.
    SO I POSTED THE VIDEO ON
    INSTA-GRAM.
    WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE IF YOU
    FOR SOME OF OUR FRIENDS TO SEE
    IT.
    NEXT THING YOU KNOW, WE STARTED
    TO GET MORE LIKES.
    IT'S EXCITING FOR US AS STAFF
    BECAUSE WE USUALLY SEE MORE
    BEARS THAN WHALES.
    I LOVE THAT SO MUCH WILDLIFE IS
    IN THE NEWS.
    >> Ian: TWO THINGS COME TO MIND.
    ONE, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY WE
    HAVE.
    AND THE OTHER THING, OF COURSE,
    WHETHER IT'S THE BAY OF FUNDY OR
    THE WEST COAST, THE MAGIC OF
    WHALES.
    >> Adrienne: AND THE 2.1 MILLION
    VIEWS, HALF OF THEM HAVE BEEN US
    TODAY.
    [LAUGHTER]
    LOOKING AT IT AGAIN AND AGAIN.
    I'M ASTONISHED AT THE WAY THEY
    EAT.
    I'VE NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE.
    APPARENTLY THE HUMPBACK WHALES
    EAT FOR 22 HOURS A DAY IN THE
    SUMMER, A LITTLE LIKE ME
    SOMETIMES.
    [LAUGHTER]
    >> Rosemary: AND YOU MAY WANT TO
    KNOW HOW WE DECIDE ON THESE
    VIDEOS.
    WE GET A LIST OF THINGS FROM OUR
    PRODUCERS AND ADRIENNE AND I SAW
    THIS ONE AND SAID, "WHALES!"
    WHAT ELSE WOULD WE TALK ABOUT?
    THAT'S "THE NATIONAL" FOR AUGUST
    8.
    WE HAD A WHALE OF A TIME.
    GOOD NIGHT.
    >> Adrienne: GOOD NIGHT.
    >> Ian: GOOD NIGHT.
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