The National for April 10, 2019 — Black Holes, Brexit, Toronto Transit Funding

The National for April 10, 2019 — Black Holes, Brexit, Toronto Transit Funding


(*)>>Adrienne: TONIGHT A SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY THAT IS TOTALLY OUT OF THIS WORLD.>>WE HAVE SEEN WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS UNSEEABLE.>>Adrienne: FOR THE FIRST TIME SCIENTISTS HAVE CAPTURED AN IMAGE OF A BLACK HOLE.>>THIS MARKS THE BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA IN ASTRONOMY.>>Adrienne: WHAT THAT SINGLE SHOT MEANS FOR SCIENCE HERE ON EARTH. (*)>>PLEASE, DO NOT WASTE THIS TIME.>>Rosemary: ANOTHER TWIST IN THE BREXIT DRAMA. THE E.U. AGREES TO AN EXTENSION UNTIL OCTOBER 31st. IS IT A TRICK OR A TREAT FOR THE U.K.? (*)>>Adrienne: AND BILLIONS FOR TRANSIT.>>WE ARE BUILDING SUBWAYS, MY FRIENDS.>>Adrienne: THE AMBITIOUS PLAN TO EASE CONGESTION IN CANADA’S LARGEST CITY, BUT WILL IT EVER HAPPEN?>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*)>>>EVEN FOR PHYSICISTS, BLACK HOLES CHALLENGE THE IMAGINATION. EINSTEIN’S OWN EQUATIONS PREDICTED THEM BUT HE DOUBTED THEY EXISTED. AND A BLACK HOLE HAS NEVER ACTUALLY BEEN SEEN, NOT DIRECTLY, UNTIL NOW. NOW WE HAVE AN IMAGE OF SPACE AND TIME BENT TOWARDS INFINITY. A HOLE THAT SWALLOWS EVERYTHING, EVEN LIGHT. AND IN THAT DARKNESS SCIENTISTS SEE A NEW DAWN FOR OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNIVERSE. KAS ROUSSY EXPLAINS THE PICTURE AND THE WAVES THAT IT’S MAKING.>>Reporter: FOR ONE OF THE DEEPEST MYSTERIES IN THE UNIVERSE…>>[speaking foreign language].>>[speaking foreign language].>>TO SHARE IN THIS EXTRAORDINARY MOMENT…>>Reporter: THE REVEAL WAS A GLOBAL EVENT WITH SIMULTANEOUS NEWS CONFERENCES AROUND THE WORLD.>>HERE IT IS. [Applause]>>Reporter: THE FIRST EVER IMAGE OF A BLACK HOLE.>>WE ARE DELIGHTED TO BE ABLE TO REPORT TO YOU TODAY THAT WE HAVE SEEN WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS UNSEEABLE.>>Reporter: SCIENTISTS DESCRIBE IT AS A MONSTER.>>A SUPER MASSIVE BLACK HOLE THAT IS ALMOST THE SIZE OF OUR ENTIRE SOLAR SYSTEM.>>Reporter: THIS BLACK HOLE WAS FOUND IN A GALAXY CALLED M87, 55 MILLION LIGHT YEARS AWAY FROM EARTH. THE IMAGE, A BIT FUZZY BUT IT DOES SHOW THE INNER HOLE OF THE BLACK HOLE, THE SO-CALLED EVENT HORIZON, WHERE THE GRAVITATIONAL PULL IS SO STRONG THAT EVEN LIGHT CAN’T ESCAPE. SURROUNDING THIS IS A BRIGHT ORANGE RING OF FIRE CAUSED BY SUPER HEATED GASES AND DUST.>>TO SEE SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST TIME, TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE UNCOVERED PART OF THE UNIVERSE THAT WAS OFF-LIMITS TO US. WHEN THAT HAPPENS IT IS AN EXTRAORDINARY FEELING.>>Reporter: TO CAPTURE THIS FIRST EVER IMAGE — NOT ONE BUT A NETWORK OF EIGHT GIANT TELESCOPES WERE SCATTERED AROUND THE GLOBE, CREATING AN EARTH-SIZED TELESCOPE AND COLLECTING MILLIONS OF GIGABYTES OF ERA.>>THIS IS A NEW ERA OF RESEARCH INTO GRAVITY AND WE ARE STANDING AT THE THRESHOLD TODAY.>>AT NEARLY LIGHT SPEED…>>Reporter: THE IMAGE CONFIRMS WHAT THE SCIENTISTS HAD BELIEVED WHAT A BLACK HOLE WOULD LOOK LIKE. BUT IT ALSO SHOWS THAT ALBERT EINSTEIN’S THEORY OF GENERAL RELATIVITY WAS RIGHT ALL THOSE YEARS AGO. KAS ROUSSY, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Adrienne: SO THERE’S NO ONE BETTER TO TALK TO ON A DAY LIKE THIS THAN BOB McDONALD. SO, BOB, FOR SURE THIS SEEMS LIKE A MARVEL BUT WHY IS DIRECTLY SEEING A BLACK HOLE SO IMPORTANT FOR SCIENCE?>>WELL, ADRIENNE, IT SHOWS US THAT THEY’RE REALLY OUT THERE. WE HAVE FINALLY SEEN ONE. I MEAN, THEY HAVE BEEN THEORIZING ABOUT THESE THINGS FOR SO MANY YEARS, AND PREDICTING WHAT THEY WOULD BE LIKE. BUT UNTIL YOU SEE ONE IN NATURE YOU DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE RIGHT. SO, YEAH, THE SCIENTISTS ARE RIGHT. THAT’S WHY THEY’RE ALL JUMPING UP AND DOWN AND THEY’RE SO HAPPY ABOUT IT. BUT WHEN I LOOK AT THAT PICTURE AND I SEE THAT FUZZY DOUGHNUT, THE DARK SPACE IN THE MIDDLE, I SEE THE LIMITS OF OUR KNOWLEDGE. BECAUSE WE DON’T KNOW WHAT GOES ON IN THERE BECAUSE ONCE YOU PASS THAT EVENT HORIZON, ALL OF THE LAWS OF PHYSICS THAT WE KNOW IN OUR UNIVERSE JUST BREAK DOWN. SO IT’S KIND OF EXCITING THAT NOW WE CAN SEE BLACK HOLES IN ACTION AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT ONE OF THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL FORCES IN NATURE — GRAVITY. THAT’S HOLDING YOU IN YOUR CHAIR RIGHT NOW. IT REACHES OUT TO THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE BUT WE CAN’T CONTROL IT. AND MAYBE BY UNDERSTANDING IT A LITTLE BETTER, SOMEDAY, WHO KNOWS, WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO TURN IT OFF.>>Adrienne: SO IF WE KNOW THAT IT’S REAL AND WE HAVE SEEN IT, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THAT INFORMATION?>>WELL, THIS IS FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCE, IT’S BASIC SCIENCE, JUST TRYING TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS. BUT IF YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT WE LEARNED WHEN WE FOUND OTHER FORCES — LOOK WHAT HAPPENED WHEN WE FOUND MAGNETISM AND WE COULD MAKE COMPASSES AND SAIL OVER THE HORIZON. OR WE DISCOVERED ELECTRICITY, MY GOD, LOOK WHAT HAPPENED WITH THAT STUFF. SO GRAVITY IS ANOTHER ONE OF THE FORCES THAT IS OUT THERE AND WE CAN’T CONTROL IT. BUT IF WE COULD OR IF WE COULD INTEGRATE IT WITH THE OTHER FORCES IN THE UNIVERSE WHO KNOWS WHAT THAT WILL BRING. IT WILL BE FUTURE GENERATIONS, GRANDCHILDREN FROM NOW, WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM IT. BUT RIGHT NOW WE JUST WANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW IT WORKS AND TODAY WAS A BIG MILESTONE BY ACTUALLY BEING ABLE TO SEE IT WORK IN ACTION FOR REAL.>>Adrienne: THERE ARE NO LIMITS TO YOUR ENTHUSIASM. BOB McDONALD, THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>OKAY, ADRIENNE.>>Adrienne: OKAY, SO WHAT LIES INSIDE OF THE BLACK HOLE? AND IF YOU COULD GET TO THE EDGE OF ONE AND DIP IN — NOT THAT YOU COULD — BUT STILL, WHAT WOULD HAPPEN THEN? THE ANSWER IS A MATTER OF HEATED DEBATE. ONCE YOU PIERCE THE EVENT HORIZON THERE’S REALLY NO TURNING BACK. ONE THEORY IS THAT YOU’RE ENVELOPED IN DARKNESS AND AT FIRST MIGHT NOT FEEL ANYTHING AT ALL BUT SOON ENOUGH GRAVITATIONAL FORCES PULL YOU, STRETCHING YOU LIKE A NOODLE. A PROCESS THAT IS ACTUALLY CALLED SPAGHETTIFICATION AND YOU’RE SWITCHED INTO AN INFINITELY SMALL POINT. OR IT MAY GET WORSE. SOME THEORIZE THAT BEYOND THE EVENT HORIZON THERE’S A WALL OF FIRE THAT WOULD INCINERATE YOU LONG BEFORE YOU TURNED INTO SPAGHETTI. SO SHORT ANSWER, JUST DON’T GO INTO A BLACK HOLE. SO FORGIVE ME, ROSY, BUT WHILE WE TALK ABOUT POINTS OF NO RETURN, U.K. IS HEADING TOWARDS BREXIT WITH NO DEAL BUT THERE MIGHT BE A REPRIEVE?>>Rosemary: HOPEFULLY NOT A BLACK HOLE THOUGH, ADRIENNE. THERE WAS A BIG ASK TO DELAY THE U.K.’S BREXIT AGAIN. THE E.U.’S ANSWER TONIGHT HAS A SPOOKY RING TO IT — OCTOBER 31st, A DEADLINE THAT BUYS THERESA MAY SOME DESPERATELY NEEDED TIME. BUT AS THOMAS DAIGLE TELLS US, IT DOESN’T SOLVE MAY’S CONSIDERABLE PROBLEMS AT HOME.>>Reporter: SHE’S BEEN HERE BEFORE. THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER IN BRUSSELS TO ASK FOR A LITTLE MORE TIME AND PATIENCE IN A PLACE THAT IS RUNNING LOW ON BOTH.>>I KNOW THAT MANY PEOPLE ARE FRUSTRATED THAT THIS IS TAKING PLACE AT ALL, BECAUSE THE U.K. SHOULD HAVE LEFT THE E.U. BY NOW.>>Reporter: LEADERS FROM ACROSS EUROPE AGAIN PUT EVERYTHING ON HOLD TO COME TO DEAL WITH BRITAIN’S MESSY E.U. DIVORCE. THE MAIN POWER BROKERS, APPARENTLY SPLIT OVER WHETHER TO GIVE IN TO BRITAIN’S DEMAND OR MAKE THE BREXITERS SWEAT A LITTLE.>>THE GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL ASKING TO DISCUSS THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER’S REQUEST WITH AN OPEN MIND. LURKING IN THE BACKGROUND, THE THREAT OF A NO-DEAL BREXIT ON FRIDAY AND THE FRENCH PRESIDENT ADOPTING A HARDLINE STANCE.>>[Speaking French]>>Reporter: NOTHING SHOULD BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED, SAID EMMANUEL MACRON, CERTAINLY NOT A LONG EXTENSION. THERE’S AN AIR OF EXASPERATION HERE. JUST ASK THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S LONGEST SERVING MEMBER ELMAR BROK.>>PEOPLE ARE FED UP AND SOMEONE WANTS TO GO OUT OF AN ENTITY, YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE HOW.>>Reporter: IT SOUNDS TIRING.>>IT’S TIRING.>>Reporter: E.U. LEADERS SPENT HOURS IN THIS ROOM DEBATING THE LENGTH OF THE BREXIT DELAY, AGREEING ONLY WELL AFTER MIDNIGHT ON A NEW DEADLINE OF OCTOBER 31st.>>I DO NOT PRETEND THAT THE NEXT FEW WEEKS WILL BE EASY OR THERE’S A SIMPLE WAY TO BREAK THE DEADLOCK IN PARL.>>Reporter: THE NEW TARGET DATE, SIX MONTHS AWAY, WILL REMOVE THE PRESSURE ON M.P.s IN LONDON TO ACCEPT MAY’S UNPOPULAR BREXIT DEAL. THE PRESSURE ON HER THOUGH WILL ONLY RAMP UP. THE PRIME MINISTER HAD ALREADY PLEDGED TO RESIGN SOON AND NOW AFTER FAILING TO DELIVER BREXIT ON TIME TWICE, SHE COULD BE FORCED OUT THE DOOR EVEN SOONER THAN PLANNED. THOMAS DAIGLE, CBC NEWS, BRUSSELS.>>Rosemary: SO WHAT COULD HAPPEN IN SIX MONTHS? MAYBE A LOT — PERHAPS A DEAL, PERHAPS A LEADERSHIP REVIEW, PERHAPS A NEW VOTE. OR PERHAPS WE ALL MIGHT NEED TO LEARN A NEW BREXIT WORD — “BREXITENSION” THAT SOME ARE MUTTERING TONIGHT BECAUSE THE E.U. HAS NOT ENTIRELY RULED OUT NOW THAT OCTOBER 31st MIGHT NOT BE A FINAL DEADLINE.>>>OKAY, NOW TO A CBC NEWS INVESTIGATION WHERE OUR “GO PUBLIC” TEAM FIRST BROUGHT YOU STORIES ABOUT AGGRESSIVE SALES TACTICS AT THE BIG BANKS AND THE BANK REGULATOR LOOKED INTO IT AND ISSUED A REPORT. BUT NOW THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW INDEPENDENT THAT REPORT REALLY WAS. AS ERICA JOHNSON TELLS US, INTERNAL GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS SHOW THAT THE BANKS THEMSELVES WEIGHED IN AND SO DID THE FEDERAL FINANCE DEPARTMENT.>>A CLOUD OF ALLEGATIONS…>>Reporter: THE PRESSURE WAS ON FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO DO SOMETHING AFTER REPORTS OF AGGRESSIVE SALES PRACTICES AT CANADA’S BIG BANKS.>>THE CALLS FOR ACTION ARE GROWING.>>Reporter: BANK EMPLOYEES WERE TELLING “GO PUBLIC,” THEY LIED ABOUT MORTGAGE RATES, CREDIT CARD FEES, INVESTMENT PRODUCTS TO TRY TO HIT SALES TARGETS.>>YOU FEEL PRETTY AWFUL KNOWING THAT YOU COULD HAVE CAUSED SERIOUS HARM TO THEM ALL IN THE NAME OF PROFIT FOR A BANK.>>Reporter: THE BANKING REGULATOR, THE FINANCIAL CONSUMER AGENCY OF CANADA, ISSUED ITS REPORT LAST YEAR, SAYING THAT THERE WAS A SHARP FOCUS ON SALES. BUT IT DID NOT FIND WIDESPREAD MISSELLING. NOW INTERNAL GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS REVEAL THAT REGULATOR SENT A DRAFT COPY OF ITS REPORT TO THE BANKS THEMSELVES WEEKS BEFORE RELEASING A FINAL REPORT.>>THEY HAVE DISPROPORTIONATE ACCESS AND PERHAPS DISPROPORTIONATE INFLUENCE AND IT’S TOO MUCH BEHIND THE SCENES AND NOT ENOUGH OUT IN THE OPEN.>>Reporter: REGULATORS SAY THAT IT GAVE THE BANKS THE REPORT SO THEY COULD “IDENTIFY FACTUAL ERRORS.” THE DOCUMENTS REVEAL THAT THE REGULATOR SENT THE FINANCE MINISTER A DRAFT COPY. IT’S HARD TO SAY WHAT HAPPENED BUT THE NEXT VERSION OF THE REPORT WAS WEAKENED.>>THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT IT SAID THAT REQUIRES THE BANKS TO DO THIS AND THAT, REALLY EFFECTIVE REQUIREMENTS, WERE CHANGED INTO SUGGESTIONS.>>Reporter: A LINE THAT WOULD REQUIRE THE BANKS TO WORK IN THE “BEST INTEREST OF THEIR CUSTOMERS” DISAPPEARED. ANOTHER LINE WAS ADDED, SAYING THAT “THE REGULATOR DID NOT FIND WIDESPREAD MISSELLING DURING ITS REVIEW.”>>THE LINE THAT THE AGENCY DIDN’T FIND WIDESPREAD PROBLEM IS ACTUALLY CONTRADICTED BY WHAT IS IN THE REST OF THE REPORT.>>Reporter: THE MINISTER’S OFFICE TOLD “GO PUBLIC” IT “DID NOT PROVIDE COMMENTS OR REQUEST ANY EDITS TO THE FCAC’S REPORT.” HOWEVER NOTES IN THE MARGIN OF A DRAFT COPY SHOW THAT THE FINANCE MINISTER’S DEPARTMENT WEIGHED IN AT LEAST SIX TIMES. THE FINANCE MINISTRY SAID THAT IT WAS ROUTINE TO SHARE DOCUMENTS AND TO CONFIRM FACTS.>>Rosemary: AND ERICA IS JOINING US NOW. ALL RIGHT. ANY COMMENT FROM THE FINANCE MINISTER OR THE BANK, ERICA?>>Reporter: WE ASKED FOR AN INTERVIEW WITH THE MINISTER OF FINANCE, BILL MORNEAU, BUT WE WERE TOLD THAT HE WAS UNAVAILABLE. WE ASKED THE BANKS ABOUT WHAT APPEARED TO BE THEIR RESPONSE TO THE DRAFT REPORT FROM THE REGULATOR. PAGES AND PAGES COMPLETELY BLACKED OUT. WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT’S IN THEM. AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE BANK WOULDN’T ELABORATE.>>Rosemary: OKAY, SO DESPITE ALL OF THIS THOUGH, THERE ARE SOME NEW CONSUMER PROTECTION COMING AT SOME POINT?>>Reporter: THERE ARE. THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE SAID AFTER THE BANK REVIEW THEY DECIDED TO ADD SOME MORE CONSUMER PROTECTIONS IN THE BANK ACT WHICH WAS RECENTLY PASSED. AND AMONGST THOSE PROTECTIONS ARE NEW RULES TO PROHIBIT BANKS FROM ENGAGING IN HIGH PRESSURE SALES TACTICS. AND THE DEPARTMENT SAYS THAT IT’S NOW WORKING ON IMPLEMENTING THOSE NEW PROTECTIONS.>>Rosemary: OKAY, ERICA JOHNSON, THANK YOU.>>Reporter: THANK YOU.>>Adrienne: FROM FRUSTRATION OVER SALES TACTICS AT THE BANKS TO SOMETHING ELSE THAT HAS SO MANY COMPLAINING — A CROWDED COMMUTE. HERE IN THE TORONTO AREA, THE GOVERNMENT LAID OUT A $28 BILLION PLAN TO FIX TRANSIT IN CANADA’S BIGGEST CITY. ON THE WORST DAYS THIS IS THE TRANSIT REALITY IN TORONTO. THOSE SUBWAY PLATFORMS DANGEROUSLY BUSY AND PASSENGERS JUST PACKED IN LIKE CATTLE. THE DEBATE OVER WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS AND TODAY AS PART OF THAT NEW TRANSIT EXPANSION PLAN, SOMETHING THAT PREMIER DOUG FORD SAYS IS A GAME-CHANGER, A NEW, ONTARIO LINE, STRETCHING FROM EAST TO WEST, RUNNING RIGHT THROUGH THE DOWNTOWN. AND THE PRICE TAG ON THAT ONE LINE IS NEARLY $11 BILLION. WHICH IS ABOUT HOW MUCH THE PROVINCE IS COMMITTING TO THE WHOLE PROJECT. BUT MONEY ISN’T ALL THAT’S REQUIRED. NICOLE IRELAND LOOKS AT THE NEED AND THE POLITICS AT PLAY.>>THE PEOPLE OF ONTARIO HAVE WAITED LONG ENOUGH. YOU HAVE WAITED LONG ENOUGH.>>Reporter: THE WAIT HAS BEEN DECADES AND TRANSIT USERS FEEL IT.>>IF WE WEREN’T BUILDING MORE TRANSIT, IT WOULD JUST BE MORE CONGESTION. SO THAT REACHES A CRITICAL MASS AT SOME POINT. AND THAT’S JUST ASKING FOR FAILURE.>>I THINK THAT IT’S A GREAT IDEA AND WHETHER IT WILL COME TO FRUITION OR NOT IS ANOTHER THING ALL TOGETHER.>>Reporter: TORONTO’S POPULATION HAS BEEN BOOMING. AND ENGINEERS HAVE LONG WARNED THAT THE PUBLIC TRANSIT ISN’T KEEPING UP.>>WE HAVEN’T INVESTED THE WAY THAT WE NEEDED FOR THE LAST 30 YEARS OF GROWTH. WE’RE FACING ANOTHER 30 YEARS OF GROWTH ON TOP OF THAT. IT GETS ACTUALLY KIND OF SCARY AND DAUNTING TO SAY CAN WE CATCH UP.>>Reporter: HERE’S FORD’S $28 BILLION PLAN — RELIEVE CONGESTION IN AN EXISTING LINE AND EXTEND THREE OTHERS. HE EXPECTS THAT THE REST TO BE PAID FOR BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS. THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WASN’T CONSULTED ON THIS PLAN. FINANCE BILL MORNEAU ISN’T IMPRESSED.>>The Hon. Bill Morneau: WE HAVE ALREADY PUT SIGNIFICANT FUNDING AND WE HAVE FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO ACTUALLY GET THESE PROJECTS GOING BECAUSE THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT IS NOT AT THE TABLE TRYING TO GET THOSE PROJECTS HAPPENING. AND, FRANKLY, JOBS ARE ON THE LINE.>>Reporter: THIS TRANSIT ADVOCATE WORRIES THAT NOT ONLY WILL FORD’S PROMISES NOT BE FULFILLED BUT THEY’LL SET BACK PROGRESS THAT THE CITY OF TORONTO WAS ALREADY MAKING. JUDGE, THIS IS BASICALLY RIPPING UP OUR CITY’S TRANSIT PLANS AND SENDING US BACK TO SQUARE ONE.>>Reporter: THE FIRST OF THE BIG TICKET ITEMS, A LONG-AWAITED DOWNTOWN RELIEF LINE, WOULDN’T BE COMPLETED UNTIL AT LEAST 2027. AND THAT’S ASSUMING THAT ALL OF THE POLITICAL PLAYERS CAN GET ALONG. NICOLE IRELAND, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Adrienne: RIGHT NOW THE SUBWAY LINE THAT GOES INTO THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO RUNS AT OR ABOVE CAPACITY EVERY WEEKDAY, ACCORDING TO THE T.T.C. THE RESULT OF SO FEW LINES SERVING SO MANY PEOPLE. AFTER NEW YORK CITY AND MEXICO CITY, TORONTO HAS THE THIRD BUSIEST TRANSIT SYSTEM IN NORTH AMERICA. A BIG PART OF IT IS STREETCAR SERVICE. BUT CLEAR THAT AWAY AND YOU SEE JUST HOW SMALL THE SUBWAY COVERAGE REALLY IS. TORONTO’S THREE SUBWAY LINES STRETCH FOR JUST OVER 70 KILOMETRES. COMPARE THAT TO MEXICO CITY WHERE 12 LINES RUN FOR MORE THAN 200 KILOMETRES. AND NEW YORK CITY WHERE 22 SUBWAY ROUTES COVER MORE THAN A THOUSAND KILOMETRES. ENOUGH TO TAKE YOU TO CHICAGO IF THE TRACKS WERE LAID END-TO-END. AFTER TODAY’S CASH COMMITMENT FROM ONTARIO YOU CAN EXPECT MORE. TOMORROW THE FORD GOVERNMENT IS PUTTING OUT ITS FIRST BUDGET. WE WILL BE CRUNCHING THOSE DETAILS TOMORROW NIGHT.>>Rosemary: HERE’S SOME OF THE OTHER STORIES THAT WE’RE FOLLOWING TONIGHT…>>>A WOMAN HAS DIED AFTER SHE WAS STABBED IN TORONTO’S UNDERGROUND PATH SYSTEM TONIGHT. IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 8:00 IN THE KING AND BAY AREA OF DOWNTOWN. THE VICTIM IS BELIEVED TO BE BETWEEN 20 AND 30 YEARS OLD. POLICE SAY THAT A MALE SUSPECT FLED ON FOOT.>>I THINK THAT SPYING DID OCCUR OCCUR. AND THE QUESTION IS WHETHER IT WAS ADEQUATELY PREDICATED AND I WASN’T SUGGESTING THAT.>>Rosemary: THE U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR SPARKED CONTROVERSY TODAY SAYING THAT HE BELIEVED THAT INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES SPIED ON THE 2016 TRUMP CAMPAIGN. HE WAS SPEAKING IN FRONT OF A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING THAT WAS DOMINATED BY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION. AND DEMOCRATS ARE NOW FURIOUS AND DEMANDED THAT BARR RETRACT HIS COMMENTS UNLESS HE HAS SPECIFIC EVIDENCE TO BACK THEM UP.>>>MORE THAN FOUR MILLION PEOPLE ARE UNDER BLIZZARD WARNINGS TONIGHT, BUT DON’T WORRY, IT’S IN THE U.S. MIDWEST. THEY ARE BRACING FOR A POTENTIAL POTENTIALLY RECORD-BREAKING SPRING STORM AND HIGH WINDS AND WRITEOUTS ARE EXPECTED TO LAST UNTIL TOMORROW. AND ALREADY MORE THAN 700 FLIGHTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN CANCELLED. IT MIGHT BE A PROBLEM THERE. MEANWHILE QUÉBECERS ARE STILL RECOVERING FROM THEIR OWN STORM TWO DAYS AFTER THE PROVINCE WAS WHALLOPPED WITH FREEZING RAIN. THE CREWS ARE MAKING PROGRESS, NOW JUST TENS OF THOUSANDS ARE WITHOUT POWER. AT THE BLACKOUT PEAK, 613,000 CUSTOMERS WERE IN THE DARK.>>Adrienne: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”… THE DAY AFTER THE ELECTION HOW DO ISRAELIS FEEL ABOUT THEIR CHOICE?>>Rosemary: BUT JUST DAYS BEFORE ALBERTANS HEAD TO THE POLLS, NEW QUESTIONS RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THE UNITED CONSERVATIVES CHOSE ITS LEADER.>>Adrienne: AND, LATER… FIGHTING HATE WITH FRIENDSHIP. THE UNLIKELY BOND THAT HAS THESE TWO MEN PUSHING FOR CHANGE.>>WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT OUR DADS AND WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT OUR DAUGHTERS. AND WE FOUND OUT THAT AS WE WERE SHARING STORIES OF OUR LOVED ONES, LIKE, HOW SIMILAR — NOT ONLY OUR LOVED ONES WERE, BUT HOW SIMILAR WE WERE. (*) (*)>>AND, YOU KNOW, FOLKS, ALBERTA ELECTIONS, THEY HAVE A WAY OF SURPRISING PEOPLE. AND I THINK THAT THIS ONE MIGHT JUST DO THAT AS WELL.>>IF YOU WANT A GOVERNMENT THAT WILL WITHOUT APOLOGY STAND UP TO JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND THE FOREIGN-FUNDED SPECIAL INTERESTS AND REALLY FIGHT LIKE NEVER BEFORE FOR THE INDUSTRY THAT IS CREATED SO MUCH OPPORTUNITY FOR US, THEN, PLEASE, WORK HARD IN THE NEXT SIX DAYS.>>Rosemary: JUST SIX DAYS FROM NOW ALBERTA VOTERS WILL CHOOSE THEIR NEXT GOVERNMENT. TONIGHT CBC NEWS REVEALED DOCUMENTS THAT RAISED QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THE FRONT-RUNNING PARTY CHOSE ITS LEADER BACK IN 2017. MEMBERS OF THE UNITED CONSERVATIVE PARTY NEEDED PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS, PINS, TO CAST THEIR VOTES ONLINE. WE FOUND THAT FRAUDULENT EMAIL ADDRESSES WHICH INCLUDED THE NAMES OF REAL PARTY MEMBERS WERE USED TO SEND OUT SOME OF THOSE PINS. THE REAL MEMBERS NEVER RECEIVED THEM, BUT THOSE VOTES WERE CAST. THE RCMP IS NOW INVESTIGATING. AND CAROLYN DUNN TAKES US THROUGH THIS CBC NEWS INVESTIGATION.>>Reporter: IN A BUSTLING COFFEE SHOP, A MAN THAT WE’LL CALL “ROG” MET CBC NEWS ON TWO CONDITIONS — THAT WE DON’T PHOTOGRAPH HIM AND WE DISGUISE HIS RECORDED VOICE. HE’S CONCERNED ABOUT THE RAMIFICATIONS OF SPEAKING PUBLICLY WITHIN HIS TIGHT INDO-CANADIAN COMMUNITY. IT’S NOT EVERY DAY THAT A JOURNALIST TELLS YOU THAT SOMEONE CAST A VOTE IN YOUR NAME NAME. CBC NEWS LOOKED AT 49 PARTY CONSERVATIVE PARTY MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDING THOSE OF ROG AND HIS FAMILY BECAUSE THEY WERE LINKED TO SUSPICIOUS-LOOKING EMAIL DOMAINS. WITH LINKED LISTS AND VOTER REGISTRATIONS AND VOTER CONFIRMATIONS THAT WE WERE ABLE TO PIECE TOGETHER A DISCONCERTING PICTURE. ALL OF THE EMAIL DOMAINS HAD BEEN PURCHASED ANONYMOUSLY FROM A COMPANY CALLED BLUEHOST. ALL WERE PURCHASED WITHIN FIVE WEEKS OF THE U.C.P. LEADERSHIP VOTE. NONE OF THE DOZENS OF THE U.C.P. MEMBERS WE HAD MANAGED TO REACH HAD EVER HEARD OF THE BOGUS EMAIL ADDRESSES. NONE KNEW THAT A P.I.N. WHICH ALLOWS A MEMBER TO VOTE ONLINE, HAD BEEN ISSUED TO THE FAKE EMAIL BEARING THEIR NAME. NONE KNEW A VOTE HAD BEEN CAST IN THEIR NAME. OF THE 31 VOTES CAST, USING FAKE EMAIL ADDRESSES, WE MANAGED TO REACH 12 MEMBERS WHOSE NAMES ARE IN THOSE ADDRESSES. THEY ALL CONFIRM THEY HAD NEVER CAST A VOTE. WE CAN’T SAY FOR CERTAIN WHO BOUGHT THE EMAILS OR WHO CAST THE VOTES. WE ALSO CAN’T DETERMINE HOW WIDESPREAD OR ISOLATED THE VOTE RIGGING REALLY WAS. AFTER ALL, THERE WERE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MEMBERS REGISTERED TO VOTE. BUT THE SUSPICIOUS EMAILS ARE PART OF THE RCMP’S INQUIRY INTO THE U.C.P. LEADERSHIP CONTEST. CBC NEWS HAS CONFIRMED THAT THE MOUNTIES HAVE INTERVIEWED NUMEROUS PEOPLE IN CONNECTION TO THE VOTE RIGGING. INCLUDING ROG AND HIS FATHER.>>MY DAD WAS FLUSTERED, SCARED. THEY SAID, WAS THERE A P.I.N. EMAILED TO YOU? AND I SAID, NO. SINCE IT MAKES SENSE THAT WE DIDN’T GET A P.I.N. BECAUSE THE EMAILS THEY SHOWED US WERE NOT REAL. OR THEY WERE REAL, I GUESS, BUT NONE OF OURS.>>Reporter: IN TELE-VOTE, THE COMPANY WHOSE ONLINE SYSTEM WAS USED FOR THE LEADERSHIP VOTE SAID THAT EVERYTHING ON ITS END WAS FINE.>>SOMEONE HAS A VALID P.I.N. IN ITS HAND AND IT’S USED TO CAST A BALLOT AND THE SYSTEM IS PERFORMING EXACTLY THE WAY THAT IT’S SUPPOSED TO. THTHE QUESTION IS, DID SOMEONE DO SOMETHING ILLEGAL OR NEFARIOUS TO GET THEIR HANDS ON PINS THEY SHOULDN’T HAVE HAD THEIR HANDS ON?>>Reporter: U.C.P. LEADER JASON KENNEY ADDRESSED THE ISSUE THIS WAY…>>IF THERE’S ANYBODY WHO DIDN’T VOTE AUTHENTICALLY, THAT CONCERNS ME, ONLY. BUT I AS A CANDIDATE ENSURE THAT OUR TEAM COMPLIED WITH THE RULES. THAT’S WHAT OUR CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT DID. AND I BELIEVE IN THE CREDIBILITY OF OUR WHOLE PROCESS.>>Reporter: AND HIS PARTY SAYS THAT IT’S CONFIDENT IN KENNEY’S DECISIVE VICTORY TO LEAD IT. CAROLYN DUNN, CBC NEWS, CALGARY.>>Rosemary: AS THE ELECTION APPROACHES “THE NATIONAL” WILL HAVE SPECIAL COVERAGE OF JUST WHAT IS AT STAKE FOR THE PROVINCE AND, YES, THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. THERE’S ANGER OVER THE PLIGHT OF THE OIL INDUSTRY, APPLAUDING THE ECONOMY THAT SHED THOUSANDS OF JOBS AND THAT QUESTION OF HOW TO DEAL WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN OTTAWA. I’LL BE IN BATTLEGROUND CALGARY ON SUNDAY AS ALBERTANS PREPARE TO DECIDE THEIR FUTURE AND WE WILL, OF COURSE, HAVE RESULTS RIGHT HERE ON “THE NATIONAL” ON TUESDAY.>>Adrienne: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”… RACIST VIOLENCE BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER. HOW TWO MEN WERE ABLE TO BUILD A PRETTY UNCOMMON FRIENDSHIP.>>Rosemary: AND, LATER, IT’S THE VIRAL PHOTO THAT HAS COME TO SYMBOLIZE THE CURRENT PROTEST IN SUDAN. WE HEAR FROM THE WOMAN BEHIND THE LENS.>>I’M PROUD TO BE WITH THE PEOPLE WHO TRIED TO MAKE SUDAN HISTORY, OKAY? BUT CAPTURING THIS (*)>>MR. SPEAKER, WE ARE ULTIMATELY HERE BECAUSE 50 PEOPLE DIED AND THEY DO NOT HAVE A VOICE.>>Adrienne: TODAY THE NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT VOTED TO TIGHTEN UP THE COUNTRY’S GUN LAWS WEEKS AFTER A DECLARED WHITE SUPREMACIST OPENED FIRE IN TWO MOSQUES. AND IN CANADA TODAY A WARNING FROM THE HEAD OF THE SPY SERVICE…>>WE ARE MORE AND MORE PREOCCUPIED BY THE NUMBER OF ULTRA RIGHT-WING EXTREMISTS AND THE WHITE NATIONALISM, AND WHITE SUPREMACISTS.>>Adrienne: THE THREAT IS CLEAR, BUT CAN WE EVER TRULY UNDERSTAND THE UGLY MOTIVATION? WELL, YOU’RE ABOUT TO HEAR FROM A FORMER WHITE NATIONALIST WHO DOESN’T HOLD BACK ABOUT THE HATRED THAT FESTERED IN HIS MIND. BUT, FIRST, LET’S MEET THE SIKH MAN WHO BECAME HIS UNLIKELY FRIEND IN THE WAKE OF ANOTHER COLD-BLOODED ATTACK. NICK PURDON TELLS US THEIR STORY.>>MY FATHER DIED. HE DIED FIGHTING AGAINST A RACIST GUNMAN. HE DIED IN A PLACE THAT HE HELPED TO BUILD. HE MIGHT HAVE LOST THAT FIGHT, BUT WE CONTINUE ON IN THAT BATTLE.>>Reporter: THE SHOOTING STILL PLAYS OUTSIDE OF PARDEEP KALEKA’S HEAD. AUGUST 5th, 2012. A GUNMAN BURST INTO THE TEMPLE AND STARTS KILLING. HE MURDERS SIX PEOPLE. I’VE COME HERE TO THE SIKH TEMPLE OF MILWAUKEE TO ASK THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH THESE KINDS OF TRAGEDIES HOW THEY CAN BE STOPPED. AMONG THE DEAD THAT DAY WAS PARDOPE’S FATHER. WHERE WAS HE?>>HE WAS IN THIS ROOM OVER HERE. AS WERE SOME OF THE OTHER PRIESTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. AND SO HE TOOK HIS FINAL BREATH, AND THE SHOOTER COMES INTO HERE AND THERE’S ANOTHER MAN AND HIMSELF AND THEN ANOTHER PRIEST IN HERE. AND DAD WAS TRYING TO WRESTLE HIM DOWN BECAUSE HE SUE AN OPPORTUNITY WHEN THE SHOOTER RAN OUT OF BULLETS AS THE TIME TO COUNTER AN ATTACK. AS HE IS TRYING TO ATTACK THE SHOOTER IS ABLE TO GET HIS MAGAZINE RELOADED AND THAT’S WHEN DAD SUFFERED THE FIVE SHOTS TO HIS SIDE. DAD FELT A DEEP SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS CONGREGATION. HE ALSO KNEW THAT MY MOM WAS INSIDE OF THE TEMPLE AT THE TIME. HE WASN’T GOING TO LEAVE. THIS IS THE BULLET HOLE AND IT BASICALLY SAYS UNDERNEATH HERE “WE ARE ONE, AUGUST 5th, 2012”. AND IT’S THE FIRST WORDS IN OUR SCRIPTURE, WHICH IS THAT “WE ARE ONE,” WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ONE AND WE’LL RETURN TO BEING ONE.>>Reporter: AFTER THE SHOOTING PARDEEP DID EVERYTHING THAT HE THOUGHT HIS FATHER WOULD HAVE DONE. HE MADE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR PEOPLE, AND HE TRIED TO MAKE SENSE OF THE EVENTS OF THAT DAY.>>WE WEREN’T SURPRISED THAT A WHITE SUPREMACIST WOULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS. I GUESS THAT IT JUST HURT BECAUSE OF — BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE TRYING SO HARD TO BECOME PART OF THE AMERICAN FABRIC, TO BE TOLD THAT YOU’RE NOT AMERICAN ENOUGH HURTS. I WANTED TO KNOW WHERE THIS SHOOTER DID WHAT HE DID. WHY DID HE COME TO THAT TEMPLE AT THAT DAY ON THAT MORNING AND KILL THE PEOPLE THAT HE DID?>>Reporter: PARDEEP DIDN’T KNOW IT BUT THERE WAS SOMEONE ELSE IN MILWAUKEE AT THAT TIME WHO WAS ALSO DESPERATE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE KILLER. ARNO MICHAELIS HAD LEFT THE WRITE SUPREMACIST MOVEMENT IN WISCONSIN.>>ON THE EVENING OF THE SHOOTING IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE SHOOTER WAS AN AFFILIATED WHITE SUPREMACIST. IN SO MANY WAYS THIS GUY WAS EXACTLY WHO I USED TO BE.>>Reporter: DID YOU FEEL RESPONSIBLE IN SOME LEVEL?>>I DID LAY AWAKE THAT NIGHT AND WONDERING IF IT WAS SOMEONE THAT I RECRUITED OR, YOU KNOW, SOMEONE THAT I KNEW FROM BACK IN THE DAY. I HAD THIS REALLY SINKING FEELING FROM THE GET-GO THAT, LIKE, I HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT.>>Reporter: FOR SEVEN YEARS ARNO LIVED AND BREATHED RACISM. HE WAS A FOUNDER AND LEADER OF A WORLDWIDE SKINHEAD MOVEMENT.>>FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILD CHILDREN.>>Reporter: HE SANG IN A WHITE POWER BAND, IT’S HOW HE GOT INVOLVED IN WHITE SUPREMACY AT 16.>>WELL, THE LYRICS WERE ABOUT RACE AND NATION AND BLOOD AND SOIL. LIKE ALL OF THESE REALLY SEDUCTIVE THEMES THAT ADOLF HITLER USED TO CORRUPT THE MINDS OF SO MANY GERMANS IN THE 1930s AND 1940s. AND TO ME ALL OF THAT LANGUAGE REALLY RESOUNDED WITH ME. I DIDN’T REALLY CARE ABOUT ANYTHING UP TO THEN.>>Reporter: IF I MET YOU BACK THEN WHAT WERE YOU LIKE?>>I PRETTY MUCH RADIATED HOSTILITY. AND IF I MET A WHITE GUY I WOULD IMMEDIATELY START GOING INTO MY RACIST DIATRIBE AND TRY TO LIKE RECRUIT THEM. IF PEOPLE DIDN’T RESPOND WELL DO IT I’D ATTACK THEM ON THE SPOT.>>Reporter: WHAT DO YOU MEAN?>>I’D PUNCH THEM. I’D HIT THEM.>>Reporter: ARNO DOESN’T SHY AWAY FROM ADMITTING WHAT HE DID. HE WANTS PEOPLE TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT A WHITE SUPREMACIST IS CAPABLE OF.>>I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES WHERE WE WOULD JUST — THERE WOULD BE 10 OF US WALKING DOWN THE STREET. AND IF WE SAW ONE LONE GUY, AND IT WAS JUST A TARGET OF OPPORTUNITY, AND WE’D JUST JUMP ON HIM AND BEAT THE MESS OUT OF HIM. BEAT HIM TO A BLOODY PULP. AND SOMETIMES IT WAS BECAUSE THEY WERE BLACK OR SOMETIMES WE THOUGHT THAT THEY WERE GAY. AND WE’D JUST JUMP ON THEM AND BRUTALLY BEAT THEM AND LEAVE THEM FOR DEAD.>>Reporter: IN THOSE DAYS DID YOU EVER THINK OF GOING TO A PLACE OF WORSHIP AND SHOOTING PEOPLE?>>I HAD GUNS AND WE ALL — BY THE END WE ALL HAD A TONNE OF GUNS AS WE WERE KIND OF PREPPING FOR AN IMPENDING RACE WAR THAT WE SAW. HAD I NOT GOTTEN OUT, HAD I CONTINUED DOWN THAT PATH, IT CERTAINLY WOULD BE IN THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY THAT THE IDEOLOGY WOULD HAVE BEEN ME SO MISERABLE THAT NOTHING BUT HOMICIDE FOLLOWED BY SUICIDE SEEMED TO MAKE SENSE.>>Reporter: BUT ARNO SAYS WHAT PREVENTED THAT IS THE BIRTH OF HIS DAUGHTER. AS MORE AND MORE RACISTS AROUND HIM WERE ENDING UP DEAD OR IN JAIL HE BECAME A FATHER. HE GOT A JOB. HE THOUGHT THAT HE’D LEFT THE WORLD OF WHITE SUPREMACY BEHIND. THEN THE SHOOTING HAPPENED AT THE SIKH TEMPLE ONLY A FEW KILOMETRES AWAY AND IT CAME RUSHING BACK. THE SHOOTER WAS A MEMBER OF THE SAME RACIST GROUP ARNO HELPED TO START.>>SO I CERTAINLY FELT A REAL URGENT RESPONSIBILITY BECAUSE OF THE ACTUAL HANDS ON ROLE THAT I HAD IN BRINGING THAT GROUP TO LIFE.>>Reporter: AT THE SAME TIME PARDEEP, STILL DEALING WITH THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER, WANTED ANSWERS. SO HE CONTACTED ARNO.>>AND I THOUGHT THAT HE MIGHT KNOW THE SHOOTER AND THAT HE MIGHT GET INTO THE INTRICACIES OF THE DAY OR THE DAY BEFORE, AND THINGS LIKE THAT, OF WHY HE CHOSE THAT PLACE. SO I WAS REALLY LOOKING FOR AN EXPLANATION. BUT I KNEW THAT THERE WAS A PART OF ME THAT WAS LIKE, WHAT AM I DOING? BECAUSE PART OF YOU THINKS THAT ONCE A WHITE SUPREMACIST, ALWAYS A WHITE SUPREMACIST.>>Reporter: ARNO AND PARDEEP SPOKE ON THE PHONE A FEW TIMES AND THEN DECIDED TO MEET. THEY CHOSE THIS RESTAURANT IN DOWNTOWN MILWAUKEE.>>WHEN I ASKED ARNO WHY THE SHOOTING HAPPENED HE RESPONDED QUITE SIMPLY, TO HURT OTHER PEOPLE. AND, YOU KNOW, HE WAS HONEST TO SAY THAT HE DIDN’T KNOW WHO THE SHOOTER WAS, BUT THE SHOOTER WAS VERY MUCH WHO HE USED TO BE.>>HE WAS KIND OF SUSPICIOUS OF MY TURNAROUND AS WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN HIS FAMILY. AND I CAN’T BEGRUDGE ANYBODY THAT BECAUSE I’VE DONE HORRIBLE THINGS. I LOVE THE RAP THEME…>>Reporter: AGAINST ALL ODDS PARDEEP AND ARNO FORMED AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP.>>WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT OUR DADS AND WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT OUR DAUGHTERS. AND WE FOUND OUT AS WE’RE SHARING STORIES OF OUR LOVED ONES, LIKE, HOW SIMILAR NOT ONLY OUR LOVED ONES WERE BUT HOW SIMILAR WE WERE. [laughter]>>Reporter: AND THEY COMMITTED TO WORKING TOGETHER TO STOP THE RACIST VIOLENCE THAT HAD BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER.>>I KNEW RIGHT THEN THAT PARDEEP WOULD BE AN IMPORTANT PART OF MY LIFE.>>WHEN WE GO TO PALO ALTO, DO WE HAVE SOME TIME AVAILABLE?>>Reporter: THEY TRAVEL THE WORLD TELLING THEIR STORY OF HOW FRIENDSHIP OVERCAME HATE.>>WE CAN START OFF BY JUST TALKING ABOUT STORYTELLING AND THE IMPORTANCE OF STORYTELLING.>>Reporter: THEY MEET HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE, STUDENTS, POLITICIANS AND THEY PUSH THEM TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST RACISM.>>HOW ARE YOU DOING?>>Reporter: WITH THE RISE OF WHITE SUPREMACY AROUND THE WORLD SOMETIMES THEY CAN’T HELP BUT FEEL DISCOURAGED.>>IT FEELS THAT ALL OF THE WORK THAT WE DID IS JUST FOR NOTHING. I MEAN, I KNOW THAT WE CAN’T BE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT PEOPLE IN CHRISTCHURCH DO, BUT IT FEELS THAT WE HAVE FAILED KIND OF.>>Reporter: BUT THEY’RE NOT GIVING UP.>>OKAY, MAN, LET’S GET OUT OF HERE.>>Reporter: IN FACT, THEY FEEL THAT THEIR WORK IS MORE URGENT THAN OTHER.>>SEE YOU LATER TONIGHT.>>Reporter: TONIGHT THEY’RE SPEAKING AT A LOCAL THEATRE.>>MY PURPOSE WAS TO SAVE ALL OF THE WHITE PEOPLE FROM THESE EVIL BLACK, BROWN, YELLOW AND RED PEOPLE WHO WANT TO KILL ALL OF THE WHITE PEOPLE. SO I WANTED TO BE JUST LIKE, I HATE YOU, BUT I HATE THIS SCHOOL, AND I HATE POLICE AND I HATE THE GOVERNMENT AND I HATE SOCIETY. LIKE ROAR, ROAR. KEEP THE HATE COMING. AND FOR SEVEN YEARS WE RADIATED HATE AND VIOLENCE OUT INTO THE WORLD.>>WE SUFFERED ON AUGUST 5th, 2012, WHEN A WHITE SUPREMACIST GUNMAN WALKED INTO THE SIKH TEMPLE IN WISCONSIN AND MURDERED SIX PEOPLE AS THEY WORSHIPPED THAT DAY. ONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT WAS TAKEN THAT DAY WAS MY FATHER AND TEMPLE PRESIDENT, SATWANT SINGH KALEKA. FOR ME PERSONALLY THAT DAY WAS AN AWAKENING. IT WAS AN AWAKENING TO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS TO YOU. AND THE PERSON THAT I REACHED OUT TO WAS THE MOST UNLIKELIEST OF ALLIES. THE PERSON THAT I REACHED OUT TO WAS ARNO. PEOPLE OFTENTIMES ASK US AND ASK ME WHY DID YOU DO THAT? THE MAIN REASON THAT I DID THAT WAS TO UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE DO WHAT THEY DO AND THE MORE IMPORTANT THING — WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? [Applause]>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>Reporter: IT’S BEEN SEVEN YEARS SINCE PARDEEP’S FATHER DIED TRYING TO STOP A RACIST GUNMAN HERE INSIDE THEIR TEMPLE. AND EVERY DAY SINCE HE’S BEEN WORKING TO STOP IT HAPPENING AGAIN.>>DAD’S LIFE WAS ONE OF CONNECTION AND IT WAS ONE OF LOVE. AND I LOOK AT ME AND ARNO’S JOURNEY TOGETHER AS AN EXTENSION OF THAT LOVE. THE LASTING MESSAGE FROM WHAT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 5th IS NOT GOING TO BE THE SHOOTER’S RAMPAGE.>>Reporter: NICK PURDON, CBC NEWS, MILWAUKEE.>>Rosemary: WHAT AN INCREDIBLE STORY.>>>STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”… WE HEAD TO ISRAEL TO TAKE THE PULSE AFTER YESTERDAY’S ELECTION AND ASK JUST WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.>>I MEAN, IT’S EXTRAORDINARY IN THE SENSE THAT HE’S BEEN RE-ELECTED NOW FIVE TIMES. I THINK THAT IS THE REALLY STRIKING PART OF IT. WE’RE LOOKING AT ABOUT 26% OF VOTERS WHO VOTED FOR HIM, ACCORDING TO THE CURRENT TALLIES. THAT’S NOT A MAJORITY. (*) (*)>>Rosemary: WE’RE FOLLOWING THE LATEST ESCALATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND VENEZUELA. VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TOOK AIM AT VENEZUELA’S ENVOY TO THE UNITED NATIONS TODAY.>>WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, MR. AMBASSADOR, YOU SHOULDN’T BE HERE. YOU SHOULD RETURN TO VENEZUELA AND TELL NICOLÁS MADURO THAT HIS TIME IS UP.>>Rosemary: PENCE ALSO CALLED FOR F FOR FORMAL RECOGNITION AS JUAN GUD AS THE RIGHTFUL LEADER OF VENEZUELA, WHICH HE CALLED A FAILED STATE. HE SAYS THAT THE U.S. IS DETERMINED TO RESTORE DEMOCRACY TO THE COUNTRY, THROUGH DIPLOMATIC AND ECONOMIC PRESSURE, BUT THAT ALL OPTIONS ARE STILL ON THE TABLE.>>[speaking foreign language].>>Rosemary: IN HIS FIRST SPEECH TO THE NATION IN MORE THAN THREE MONTHS THE CUBAN LEADER RAUL CASTRO SAYS THAT RESIDENTS SHOULD BRACE FOR WORSENING SHORTAGES DUE TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION POLICIES. IT HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY HARD FOR CUBANS TO FIND BASIC GOODS. THE U.S. INDICATED THAT IT’S SET TO ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL ACTION AGAINST CUBA FOR ITS SUPPORT OF VENEZUELA’S NICOLÁS MADURO.>>>AND INDIAN OFFICIALS ARE MAKING LAST-MINUTE PREPARATIONS FOR WHAT IS SET TO BE THE BIGGEST ELECTION IN THE COUNTRY’S HISTORY. THE FIRST WAVE OF, GET THIS, 900 MILLION ELIGIBLE VOTERS IS SET TO HIT THE POLLS IN A MATTER OF HOURS. PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI IS SEEN AS THE FRONT-RUNNER AND CAMPAIGNING ON HIS NATIONAL SECURITY RECORD. BUT THE RACE HAS BECOME TIGHTER THAN ANTICIPATED.>>Adrienne: TO THE AFTERMATH OF ISRAEL’S ELECTIONS NOW. OFFICIALLY THE FINAL TALLY ISN’T IN YET BUT THE U.S. PRESIDENT HAS ALREADY CONGRATULATED HIS STAUNCH ALLY.>>President Donald Trump: BIBI NETANYAHU, IT LOOKS LIKE THAT RACE HAS BEEN WON BY HIM. EVERYBODY SAID THAT YOU CAN’T HAVE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST WITH ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIANS. I THINK THAT WE HAVE A CHANCE. AND I THINK THAT WE HAVE NOW A BETTER CHANCE WITH BIBI HAVING WON.>>Adrienne: OKAY, SO IN MENTIONING PEACE, TRUMP SEEMS TO SUGGEST THAT BIG CHANGES ARE COMING. AFTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, OFTEN KNOWN BY HIS NICKNAME BIBI, SECURES A WIN. BUT IN TERMS OF LEADERSHIP, CHANGE IS WHAT NOT MANY ISRAELIS VOTED FOR YESTERDAY. NETANYAHU IS NOW ON TRACK TO BE THE LONGEST SERVING PRIME MINISTER IN ISRAEL’S HISTORY. AND AS SUSAN ORMISTON TELLS US, WHILE THE ELECTION IS OVER, THOSE DIVISIONS REMAIN.>>Reporter: AN INCOMING TIDE DELIVERED BENJAMIN NETANYAHU THE CHANCE ONCE MORE TO FORM A GOVERNMENT. SHE COULDN’T BE HAPPIER.>>THE ECONOMY IS GOOD AND TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY. AND SO IT’S A VERY GOOD PRESENT FOR ME. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Reporter: THE WAVE OF CHANGE FACING NETANYAHU WAS POWERFUL BUT NOT ENOUGH. AS TEL AVIV ABSORBED THE PROSPECT OF A FIFTH TERM, OMAR ROSEN WASN’T HAPPY.>>NETANYAHU IS NOT THE BIG PROBLEM. THE PROBLEM IS NOW REALLY THE OLDER RELIGIOUS PEOPLE WHO HAVE A LOT OF POWER, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY FORCE THEIR IDEOLOGY ON US THOUGH. SO FOR US, THE RELIGIOUS PEOPLE THAT NETANYAHU IS TAKING WITH HIM IS THE BIG PROBLEM.>>Reporter: OVERNIGHT POLITICAL FORTUNES CHURNED, FIRST BENNY GANTZ, THE BLUE AND WHITE PARTY, PREMATURELY BOASTED THEY HAD WON. AND FOLLOWED IN THE WEE HOURS BY A LIKUD VICTORY PARTY. BY MORNING, THE PARTIES WERE TIED WITH 35 SEATS EACH, BUT THAT IS NOT THE ONLY KEY TO GOVERNING. THE PATH TO POWER HERE AT KNESSET IS COMPLICATED. WITH NO ONE PARTY GAINING A CLEAR MAJORITY OF THE 120 SEATS, ISRAEL’S PRESIDENT WILL NOW ASK ONE OF THE LEADING PARTIES TO TRY TO FORM A VIABLE COALITION GOVERNMENT. AND NEGOTIATIONS COULD TAKE WEEKS. IT’S LIKELY THAT THE NOD WILL GO TO NETANYAHU. POLITICAL ANN LIFT DAHLIA SCHEINDIN…>>IT’S EXTRAORDINARY THAT HE’S BEEN RE-ELECTED FIVE TIMES AND THAT’S THE STRIKING PART OF IT. WE’RE LOOKING AT ABOUT 26% WHO VOTED FOR HIM ACCORDING TO THE CURRENT TALLY. THAT’S NOT A MAJORITY. THIS IS NOT, YOU KNOW, SOMEBODY SWEEPING THE ISRAELI PUBLIC.>>Reporter: SO NOW WHAT? THE PRIME MINISTER STILL FACES POSSIBLE INDICTMENT ON CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS WHICH HE DENIES. WILL HE PICK UP ON A LAST-MINUTE CAMPAIGN PROMISE TO ANNEX THE3 WILL HE PICK UP ON A LAST-MINUTE CAMPAIGN PROMISE TO ANNEX THE JEWISH SETTLEMENTS IN THE OCCUPIED WEST BANK?>>NETANYAHU BY SOME ACCOUNTS WANTS TO MOVE VERY FAST TO NOWHERE IN TERMS OF THE ISRAELI PALESTINIAN CONFLICT. SO I DON’T KNOW IF HE’LL SPEED UP TO FORMAL ANNEXATION, DESPITE HIS PROMISES.>>Reporter: PALESTINIANS EXPECT A NEW RESULT JUST REFLECTS THE OLD.>>[speaking foreign language].>>Reporter: NETANYAHU’S LEAD, HE SAYS, CONFIRMS THEY DON’T WANT PEACE. THE DAY AFTER ISRAELIS SEEM RELIEVED OR RESIGNED, NOT HUGELY SURPRISED. TAKING A BREATH BEFORE POLITICS CHURNS UP HERE ONCE MORE. SUSAN ORMISTON, CBC NEWS, TEL AVIV.>>Adrienne: COMING UP ON “THE NATIONAL”… IT’S HOCKEY PLAYOFF TIME WHICH IS SERIOUS BUSINESS FOR FANS, INCLUDING SOME ELEMENTARY STUDENTS IN WINNIPEG.>>TO DO WELL IN THE PLAYOFFS THEY SHOULD DO A COUPLE THINGS AND THESE ARE THEM…>>Adrienne: THEIR ADVICE TO THE WINNIPEG JETS IS NEXT ON OUR “MOMENT,.”>>>BUT FIRST, THIS IMAGE OF A 22-YEAR-OLD WOMAN HAS BECOME A POWERFUL SYMBOL OF RESISTANCE IN SUDAN. ALAA SALAH WAS LEADING A CHANT, EFFECTIVELY CALLING FOR REVOLUTION AT AN ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATION. (*) FOR MONTHS PROTESTERS HAVE BEEN CALLING FOR PRESIDENT OMAR AL BASHEER TO GET OUT. HE HAS BEEN IN POWER FOR 30 YEARS, ACCUSED OF CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND GENOCIDE, ALLOWING HIS COUNTRY TO FALL INTO ECONOMIC RUIN. BUT NO PROTEST, NO IMAGE, HAS CAPTURED THE WORLD’S ATTENTION QUITE LIKE THIS ONE. IT’S BEEN SHARED THOUSANDS OF TIMES ONLINE. PEOPLE ARE CALLING SALAH A QUEEN. AND THE SUDAN STATUE OF LIBERTY. ON TWITTER TODAY SALAH SAID THAT SHE WANTED TO SPEAK ABOUT AGAINST RACISM AND TRIBALISM IN ALL OF ITS FORMS BUT EVERY TIME PEOPLE RESPONDED WITH REVOLUTION YOU WOULD GET MORE EXCITED. SHE SAID THAT SHE’S RECEIVED DEATH THREATS SINCE HER PICTURE AND VIDEO WENT VIRAL BUT SHE WILL NOT BOW DOWN. AND AS FOR THE WOMAN WHO TOOK THIS NOW ICONIC PHOTO, SHE EXPLAINED TODAY THAT SHE IS PROUD, BUT WON’T BE HAPPY UNTIL THINGS ACTUALLY CHANGE.>>I WILL SHARE THE STORY FOR EVERYONE IN THE WORLD. AND PRAY FOR US TO BE IN A BETTER SUDAN. (*)>>Rosemary: SO I AM TOLD THAT IT’S THE FIRST NIGHT OF THE NHL PLAYOFFS AND I AM TOLD THAT THERE ARE THREE CANADIAN TEAMS IN THE MIX — THE CALGARY FLAMES AND THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS AND THE WINNIPEG JETS WHO FACE OFF TONIGHT AGAINST THE ST. LOUIS BLUES. LAST YEAR THE JETS MADE IT PRETTY FAR. BUT THIS YEAR FANS WANT TO SEE THEM GO ALL THE WAY. WITH THAT IN MIND SOME YOUNG FANS DECIDED TO SHARE TIPS ON HOW TO WIN THE STANLEY CUP. AND THEIR ADVICE IS OUR “MOMENT OF THE DAY.”>>DEAR WINNIPEG JETS…>>TO DO WELL IN THE PLAYOFFS…>>TO DO WELL IN THE PLAYOFFS…>>TO DO WELL IN THE PLAYOFFS…>>THE JETS SHOULD SHARPEN THEIR BLADES ON THEIR SKATES SO THEY DON’T STUMBLE ON THE ICE.>>EAT HEALTHY FOODS AND SMOOTHIES AND HAVE A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP.>>WATCH THEIR OLD GAMES TO SEE WHAT THEY DID WRONG AND COULD DO BETTER.>>SMILE AND DON’T GET PENALTIES AND WEAR YOUR SEATBELT. ALSO PRACTISE A TONNE.>>SHOOT PUCKS ON THE GOALIE, THE JETS SHOULD CALL THEIR MOTHERS.>>AND AN ENERGY DRINK FROM THE STORE AND ALSO GET THEM HOT CHEETOS BEFORE THE GAME, DEFINITELY.>>GO, JETS, GO! GO, JETS GO! GO, JETS, GO!>>Adrienne: I’M JUST WRITING THAT DOWN, ESPECIALLY THE ENERGY DRINKS AND THE HOT CHEETOS.>>Rosemary: HOT CHEETOS?>>Adrienne: BECAUSE I THINK THAT THAT WE COULD USE THAT BEFORE A BIG GAME. THESE FINE YOUNG MINDS — I HOPE THEY ARE ALL SLEEPING NOW — BUT THEY’RE FROM ECOLE LUCKTON SCHOOL IN WINNIPEG, GRADES ONE AND TWO AND THREE AND THEY SPENT A GOOD PART OF THE WEEK WORKING ON THOSE LETTERS SO I HOPE THAT THE JETS SEND THANK YOU LETTERS TO THE KIDS.>>Rosemary: AS YOU KNOW I AM FROM WINNIPEG AND I HAVE BEEN BEFORE THE PART OF A WHITEOUT, EVEN THOUGH I’M NOT THE BIGGEST HOCKEY FAN NOW, I USED TO BE. SO I CAN RELATE TO THIS WHOLE GO, JETS GO, THING. AND IF PEOPLE ARE WONDERING WHERE IAN IS TONIGHT, HE’S TAKEN THE NIGHT OFF TO SIT AND WATCH THE HOCKEY GAMES HAPPENING. I CAN TELL YOU THAT BECAUSE IT’S ON TWITTER BECAUSE HIS SECRET IS OUT THERE ANYWAY. SO HE’S ENJOYING HIMSELF, THAT’S GOOD. THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR APRIL 10th. GOODNIGHT, EVERYBODY.>>Adrienne: GOODNIGHT. (*)

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