The National for June 7, 2019 — Goop in Canada, Raptors, Hollywood Boycotts Georgia

The National for June 7, 2019 — Goop in Canada, Raptors, Hollywood Boycotts Georgia


>>Andrew: TONIGHT A ROSIE PICTURE.>>CANADA IS A PERFORMER.>>Andrew: JOBS FOR CANADIANS JUMP FOR A SECOND MONTH IN THE ROW, BUT THE POLITICS OF IT WITH AN ELECTION CAMPAIGN LOOMING, NOT SO EASY.>>>ACTION!>>MANY PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR US WILL NOT WANT TO WORK THERE.>>Ian: THE POLITICS OF ABORTION HITS THE U.S. ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. HOW COMMUNITIES MAY FEEL THE IMPACT.>>I WAS VERY EXCITED WHEN I HEARD THEY WERE COMING HERE.>>Andrew: AND A POPULAR WELLNESS COMPANY OPENS A CANADIAN STORE FRONT BUT THEN GOT A VISIT FROM HEALTH CANADA. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL”.>>UP AND DOWN DAY FOR PALTROW’S EMPIRE OF LIFESTYLE AND WELLNESS. IT’S KNOWN AS GOOP AND TODAY IT EXPANDED INTO CANADA WITH A STORE IN TORONTO, BUT AFTER CBC NEWS ASKED QUESTIONS, HEALTH CANADA PULLED SOME PRODUCTS OFF GOOP’S SHELVES.>>I HAVE ONE IN THE MORNING AND ONE IN MY WATER BOTTLE WHEN I’M WORKING OUT.>>Andrew: LET’S EXPLAIN ABOUT GOOP. THE ACTRESS STARTED IT AS A NEWS LETTER IN 2008, BUT IT REALLY TOOK OFF SELLING HEALTH AND BEAUTY PRODUCTS. IT DID WELL FOR ITSELF. RECENTLY VALUED AT A QUARTER BILLION DOLLARS, BUT GOOP HAS BEEN CALLED OUT FOR SOME OF THE CLAIMS, LIKE JADE EGGS THAT REGULATE MENSTRUAL CYCLES. OR WHEN GOOP SAID THE STICKERS ARE HEALING. NASA ANNOUNCED THERE IS NO CARBON IN ITS SPACE SUIT. TODAY, KATIE NICHOLSON VISITED THE OUTPOST TO SEE WHAT THEY’RE SELLING, WHO IS BUYING AND WHETHER THEY KNOW ALL THEY NEED TO.>>Reporter: PALTROW DIDN’T COME TO THE OPENING OF HER FIRST CANADIAN STORE. SHE DIDN’T NEED TO. HER GOOP BRAND HAS STAR POWER, ALL ITS OWN.>>I LOVE THAT THEY’RE ALL ABOUT WELLNESS, TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF.>>Reporter: THE FANS FILED IN AND FILED OUT WITH THE GOODS. PROMISING A MORE FASHIONABLE LIFE AND BETTER SKIN.>>JUST MOVES AROUND ALL OF THE FLUIDS IN YOUR FACE.>>Reporter: BUT GOOP ENTHUSIASTS WEREN’T THE ONLY ONES WHO PAID THE STORE A VISIT. IN A STATEMENT TO CBC, HEALTH CANADA SAYS ITS INSPECTORS DROPPED BY AND FOUND TWO SUNSCREEN PRODUCTS NOT APPROVED FOR SALE IN CANADA. GOOP VOLUNTARILY REMOVED THEM FROM THE SHELVES. SINCE 2015, HEALTH CANADA HAS LICENSED 34,000 NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS FOR SALE. THE PRODUCTS ARE TESTED TO MAKE SURE THEY DON’T CONTAIN ANY SURPRISES OR HARMFUL INGREDIENTS AND THEN THEY’RE ASSIGNED A NATURAL PRODUCT NUMBER WHICH APPEARS ON THE LABEL. EVERY YEAR, THE GOVERNMENT REJECTS ROUGHLY 1900 OF THESE PRODUCTS. AND WHILE THE RULES FOR STORE FRONTS ARE STRICT AS GOOP LEARNED TODAY, ONLINE, IT’S A DIFFERENT STORY.>>THERE IS A LOOPHOLE. CANADIANS CAN ORDER ANY UNLICENSED NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCT ONLINE SO LONG AS IT’S FOR PERSONAL USE. WE WERE ABLE TO ORDER THESE TWO PRODUCT LINES FROM GOOP.com EVEN THOUGH THEY’RE NOT APPROVED FOR SALE IN CANADA.>>WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?>>IT DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING. HIGH VIBRATION LIFESTYLE? OOOH.>>Reporter: DR. JEN GUNTER HAS MADE A CAREER FACT CHECKING GOOP. SHE SAYS THERE IS A RISK WHEN YOU BUY UNAPPROVED SUPPLEMENTS.>>SO MAYBE THEY CONTAIN AN ANTI-DEPRESSANT OR SOMETHING THAT COULD INTERACT WITH THE MEDICATION YOU’RE ON.>>HEALTH CANADA DIDN’T ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ONLINE SALE LOOPHOLE.>>PROTECTING CANADIANS MATTERS, THEN IT SHOULD MATTER FOR ALL THE POTENTIAL SOURCES THAT PEOPLE COULD BE EXPOSED TO THESE PRODUCTS.>>Reporter: THESE GOOP FANS AGREE.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>Andrew: WELL WITHIN THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY THAT PEOPLE COULD OWN GOOP PRODUCTS. HOW DO PEOPLE CHECK?>>WELL, HEALTH CANADA MAINTAINS A NATURAL PRODUCT DATABASE AND ESSENTIALLY, YOU PLUNK THAT INTO YOUR BROWSER AND IT ALLOWS YOU TO SEARCH BY PRODUCT INGREDIENT. BY BRAND NAME. IF YOU HAVE ECHINACEA KICKING AROUND IN THE CABINET AND YOU’RE NOT SURE IT’S APPROVED BY HEALTH CANADA, YOU CAN PUT ECHINACEA AS AN INGREDIENT AND IT HAS EVERY PRODUCT THAT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY HEALTH CANADA. IT’S A HANDY TOOL.>>Andrew: GOOD TO KNOW. OKAY, JOB NUMBERS FOR THE PAST MAY ARE OUT TODAY AND THE NEWS IS GOOD. THE DATA FROM STATSCAN HELPING CONFIRM THAT THE RECORD-SETTING NUMBERS FROM APRIL WERE NOT A FLUKE. CANADA IS ON A ROLL. AND UNEMPLOYMENT SEEMS TO BE ON THE RUN. IT’S LOWEST RATE IN MORE THAN 40 YEARS. BUT NUMBERS ARE ONE THING, HOW THE ECONOMY FEELS TO CANADIANS MAY BE ANOTHER. WE’RE GOING TO BE EXPLORING BOTH STARTING WITH JAELA BERNSTIEN.>>WE WANT TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT KIND OF JOB YOU WANT.>>Reporter: AT THIS MONTREAL NONPROFIT COUNSELLORS GUIDE PEOPLE THROUGH RESUMES AND INTERVIEWS.>>LOOKING FOR WORK IS NOT EASY.>>Reporter: IT COULD BE WORSE.>>OUR JOB NUMBERS ARE SPARKLING. I LOOK AROUND THE REST OF THE WORLD, UNITED STATES, JOB NUMBERS JUST DISAPPOINTED AND CANADA IS THE PERFORMER IN TERMS OF THE STRENGTH OF THE JOB MARKET FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW.>>Reporter: THAT PAINTS A ROSE PICTURE, THOUGH THE SHEER OPTIONS IS OVERWHELMING.>>THERE IS SO MANY OUT THERE. IT TAKES SO MUCH TIME. I WOULD SPEND FIVE HOURS PER DAY LOOKING FOR JOBS. AND THEN I’M LIKE, HEY, THAT’S ENOUGH FOR TODAY.>>Reporter: THE NUMBERS AREN’T TRANSLATING INTO JOBS FOR EVERYONE.>>NEWCOMERS IS ONE EXAMPLE. ANOTHER IS CHRONICALLY VISIBLE MINORITY COMMUNITIES WHO ARE STILL, UNFORTUNATELY, DEALING WITH VERY HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATES.>>Reporter: THE LATEST NUMBERS SUGGEST IN MAY, MANY OPTED TO BE THEIR OWN BOSSES. SOME 62,000 PEOPLE WHO IDENTIFIED AS SELF-EMPLOYED GOT JOBS LAST MONTH.>>IN A COUNTRY LIKE CANADA, THE SELF-EMPLOYED SECTOR IS HUGELY IMPORTANT. IT’S A VIBRANT PART OF THE ECONOMY IN TERMS OF CREATING JOBS AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, SO WHEN WE SEE A NUMBER OF LIKE THAT, IT’S UNDERPINNING TO MAIN STREET ACTIVITY IN THE COUNTRY.>>Reporter: STAFF HERE SAY WHETHER YOU WANT TO WORK FOR YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE, THE KEY IS TO KEEP THE SKILLS CURRENT.>>I THINK THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT. I THINK THAT YOU ALWAYS — LIFE LONG LEARNING NOW IS THE NEW BUZZ WORD. EVEN AFTER YOU GRADUATE, LIFE LONG LEARNING IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING.>>Reporter: HE WARNS AGAINST TAKING THE SUNNY SKIES FOR GRANTED. HE SAYS THE MARKET CAN ALWAYS CHANGE. JAELA BERNSTIEN, CBC NEWS, MONTREAL.>>Andrew: NOW WE HAVE VASSY KAPELOS, HOST OF “POWER AND POLITICS”, JOINING US FOR MORE ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS IN OTTAWA. VASSY, THIS WILL ALL BODE WELL FOR JUSTIN TRUDEAU?>>Vassy: IN THEORY, JUSTIN TRUDEAU SHOULD BE ABLE TO TELL CANADIANS AS THEY HEAD TO THE POLLS, HEY, A MILLION MORE OF YOU ARE EMPLOYED NOW THAN PRIOR TO MY ELECTION, EXCEPT FOR THE PROBLEM IS, A LOT OF CANADIANS ARE FEELING LIKE THE BIG NUMBERS AREN’T MATCHING THEIR OWN POCKETBOOKS AND THEY HAVE A LOT OF INSECURITY ABOUT THEIR FINANCIAL FUTURE. THE PRIME MINISTER IS ACKNOWLEDGING THAT.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR JOBS, ABOUT THEIR FUTURE. AND, UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ARE MANY POLITICIANS WHO LOOK FOR POPULARITY GIVEN AN ANXIETY AND WORK TO AMPLIFY FOR ECHO BACK THOSE FEARS TO PEOPLE WITHOUT OFFERING SOLUTIONS.>>Andrew: TRUDEAU WANTS TO PLAY THIS CAREFULLY. WHAT ABOUT THE OPPOSITION?>>Vassy: THAT HE HAVE TO PLAY IT CAREFULLY TOO. YOU SAW THE ADS IN THE RAPTORS GAME, ECONOMIC INSECURITY. THE NUMBERS AS WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT DON’T BACK THAT UP. THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE A TOUGH LODGE TRYING TO MISHMASH THOSE MESSAGES TOGETHER AS WE HEAD INTO THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN.>>Andrew: THANK YOU. THE U.S. HAS BEEN CONSUMED FOR DAYS WITH AN ECONOMIC STORY OF ITS OWN. DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN THREATENING TO IMPOSE TARIFFS ON MEXICO UNLESS IT STRENGTHENS ITS BORDER SECURITY. THIS COMING MONDAY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE DEADLINE, WHEN THE HAMMER WOULD DROP. BUT THEN, THIS EVENING, NEWS OF A DEAL. ELLEN MAURO HAS BEEN WATCHING THIS SITUATION FOR US IN WASHINGTON. ELLEN, WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE AGREEMENT?>>Reporter: WELL, ANDREW, TALKS BETWEEN MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES HAVE BEEN GOING ON FOR DAYS. LATE THIS EVENING, A DEAL WAS REACHED. PRESIDENT TRUMP BREAKING THE NEWS ON HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT SAYING THOSE TARIFFS ON ALL MEXICAN IMPORTS HAVE BEEN INDEFINITELY SUSPENDED. WE GOT MORE DETAILS FROM THE MEXICAN FOREIGN MINISTER ON THE AGREEMENT ITSELF. HE SAID MEXICO WILL DEPLOY TROOPS TO ITS SOUTHERN BORDER, TRYING TO PREVENT CENTRAL AMERICAN MIGRANTS FROM COMING NORTH. HE ALSO SAID THAT MIGRANTS WHO ARE WAITING FOR THEIR U.S. ASYLUM CLAIMS TO BE PROCESSED, WILL BE ALLOWED TO WAIT IN MEXICO. THE AMERICAN HOPE BEING THAT WOULD TAKE PRESSURE OFF THE BORDER AND OFF OF BORDER COMMUNITIES. THE FOREIGN MINISTER ALSO SAID MEXICO WILL TRY TO DISMANTLE HUMAN SMUGGLING RINGS IN THE COUNTRY. THOSE MEASURES AMONG OTHERS IN THE AGREEMENT WERE ENOUGH TO SATISFY PRESIDENT TRUMP THAT MEXICO WILL DO MORE TO STOP MIGRANTS FROM CROSSING THE BORDER. AND THAT NUMBER, ANDREW, IS GROWING. MORE THAN 130,000 PEOPLE WERE APPREHENDED AT THE BORDER IN MAY ALONE. THAT IS THE HIGHEST MONTHLY TOTAL IN 13 YEARS.>>Andrew: ELLEN, MEXICO DIDN’T WANT TO SEE THE TARIFFS, BUT MANY AMERICANS DIDN’T WANT TO SEE THEM EITHER?>>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT, THIS WORKED OUT TO BE A WIN IN TWO WAYS. HE SAYS TO HIS BASE HE GOT MEXICO TO DO MORE AND SAY TO HIS PARTY, I DID NOT IMPOSE TARIFFS. HE’S BEEN UNDER A LOT OF PRESSURE FROM FELLOW REPUBLICANS OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS, INCLUDING SOME WHO ARE VOCAL SUPPORTERS OF IS, WHO SAID DON’T GO AHEAD, DON’T IMPOSE THE TARIFFS, THERE WILL BE A TAX ON AMERICAN CONSUMERS. A WIN HERE FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP.>>Andrew: EVEN WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT, WE DO KNOW THAT DONALD TRUMP DOES LIKE TARIFFS AS A TACTIC. EVEN IF HE SOMETIMES FORGETS WHO HAS TO PAY THEM. AMERICAN CONSUMERS. WHILE HIS SUPPORTERS MIGHT ARGUE THAT PEOPLE ARE STILL BETTER OFF, EVEN WITH TARIFFS, THANKS TO TRUMP’S HUGE CUT IN 2017, WELL, LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THAT. THOSE CUTS GAVE MIDDLE INCOME HOUSEHOLDS AN AVERAGE OF $930. 2018 TARIFFS ON CHINESE GOODS COST EACH HOUSEHOLD $831. BUT NOW ADD PROPOSED TARIFFS ON $300 BILLION WORTH OF CHINESE GOODS? THE HOUSEHOLD BILL WOULD GROW TO ABOUT $2300, WHICH WOULD BE MORE THAN DOUBLE THAT $930 TAX CUT. OKAY LET’S TURN TO THE BIGGEST NIGHT FOR THE RAPTORS FANS FOR NOW.>>Ian: ANDREW, GAME 4 OF THE NBA FINALS HAS RAPTORS’ FANS EVERYWHERE HOPEFUL AND PROBABLY A LITTLE NERVOUS. THIS IS A LOOK AT JURASSIC PARK. DO THESE PEOPLE LOOK NERVOUS? FANS PACKED IN TIGHT ONCE AGAIN. THIS TIME, THOUGH, WATCHING AN AWAY GAME ON THE BIG SCREEN. ONCE AGAIN, THIS EVENING, OUR GREG ROSS IS ON THE ROAD. HE’S JUST OUTSIDE OAKLAND ORACLE ARENA, AND, GREG, YOU’VE TALKED TO RAPTORS FANS, HOW ARE THEY FEELING ABOUT TONIGHT?>>WELL, THEY HAD TO BE FEELING PRETTY GOOD. RIGHT NOW AT THE HALF, THE RAPTORS ARE TRAILING BY JUST FOUR. IN A HALF THAT GOLDEN STATE HAS LED ALMOST ALL OF, BUT THE RAPTORS GETTING A GOOD PERFORMANCE FROM KAWHI LEONARD. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COURT, YOU HAVE KLAY THOMPSON WHO ALSO HAS 14 POINTS COMING BACK AFTER THE INJURY. A CLOSE ONE AT THE HALF. BUT A LOT OF FANS HERE FROM COAST TO COAST, THEY’RE USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO CONNECT. AND THEY’RE MEETING AND IT’S A PRETTY INTERESTING STORY.>>YOU ORGANIZED THIS WHOLE GROUP?>>WE ALL DID. LOOK AT THIS. THIS DOESN’T FEEL LIKE AN ARENA. THIS FEELS LIKE SCOTIABANK ARENA.>>FROM VICTORIA ISLAND, SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, P.E.I. COAST TO COAST, WE ALL FEEL THE SAME WAY. IT’S A BROTHERHOOD. IT’S A NATIONAL THING.>>VANCOUVER, EDMONTON, CALGARY, NOVA SCOTIA, SUDBURY, IT’S GOTTEN OUT OF CONTROL BUT IN A GOOD WAY.>>Reporter: SO REALLY IS INCREDIBLE JUST HOW THESE FANS HAVE CONNECTED. IT REALLY IS INCREDIBLE HOW THIS TEAM HAS BECOME CANADA’S TEAM, IAN. SO LOTS OF RED JERSEYS IN THERE IN THAT SEA OF YELLOW JERSEYS FOR THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS. AND LOTS OF LOUD CHEERS FOR THE RAPTORS WHEN THEY SCORE AS WELL AND THERE WILL BE MANY MORE IF THE RAPTORS COME BACK AND WIN.>>Ian: EVERYWHERE I SEE YOU THERE ARE PEOPLE SURROUNDING YOU CHEERING. LET’S HOPE THAT IS THE STORY WHEN WE CHECK BACK IN ABOUT AN HOUR.>>>NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FINALS, THE WARRIORS ARE ONE OF THE GREATEST TEAMS IN THE NBA. THEY’VE BEEN THE CHAMPS THREE TIMES IN FOUR YEARS. IMPRESSIVE FOR A SQUAD ONCE CONSIDERED A LEAGUE ALSO RAN. BUT KIM BRUNHUBER EXPLAINS THE LOCAL FANS ARE ABOUT TO PAY A STEEP PRICE FOR THE RECENT SUCCESS.>>Reporter: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS FORWARD ALPHONSO McKINNEY IS READING TO A GROUP OF CHILDREN. MOST OF THE KIDS LIVE IN A ROUGH PART OF TOWN, ONE OF THE MOST VIOLENT CITIES IN THE COUNTRY. THE TEAM MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE NEEDY NEIGHBOURHOOD. THIS IS THE STORY THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS WANT TO TELL ABOUT THEMSELVES. BUT THERE IS ANOTHER STORY ON EVERYONE’S MINDS HERE IN OAKLAND AND THEY ALL KNOW HOW IT ENDS. NEXT YEAR, IT’S LIKELY THESE PLAYERS WILL BE SPENDING TIME WITH A DIFFERENT GROUP OF KIDS IN THE MUCH RICHER CITY ACROSS THE BAY. ACCORDING TO MANY HERE IN OAKLAND, THAT WILL LEAVE A VOID IN THE CITY’S STRUGGLING AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY.>>I FEEL LIKE GOING TO THE MALL AND BUYING — >>Reporter: STANLEY COX, AT THE WARRIORS’ GAMES, THEY CALL HIM FRONT ROW FABBY. HE IS THE WARRIORS LESS FAMOUS VERSION OF DRAKE. AS THE TEAM’S FORTUNES HAS RISEN, IT’S MAKING IT HARDER FOR EVERYONE WHO IS EMPLOYED IN THE TECH SECTOR. THE FACT THAT THE WARRIORS AND THE CITY’S NFL TEAM RELOCATED TO RICHER CITIES WITHIN A FEW YEARS OF EACH OTHER IS MAKING THINGS WORSE.>>HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO WORK WON’T HAVE A JOB. MOST OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND LATINO AMERICAN.>>WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF OAKLAND. THIS IS A LEGENDARY BASKETBALL COURT.>>Reporter: LEO HOSTS A PODCAST. HE SAYS THE TEAM’S MOVE REFLECTS THE RACIAL GENTRIFICATION HAPPENING IN THE BAY AREA.>>A LOT OF BLACK FOLKS CAME OUT TO SUPPORT THE WARRIORS EVEN WHEN THEY WEREN’T DOING WELL. NOW THAT TICKETS ARE $300 AND UP, NEXT YEAR, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO SEE THAT DIVERSITY IN THE STANDS.>>Reporter: THE WARRIORS PROMISE THEY WON’T ABANDON OAK OAKLA OAKLAND, BUT MANY FEAR ONCE THEY CROSS THE BAY BRIDGE, THEY WON’T TURN BACK. KIM BRUNHUBER, CBC NEWS, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA.>>Ian: TO A TROUBLING STORY HERE IN VANCOUVER. IT’S ABOUT TRACY GUNDERSON WHO DIED ALONE IN HER APARTMENT LAST YEAR AND THE QUESTIONS BEING RAISED BY HER DAUGHTER ABOUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE DEATH. GUNDERSON WAS BLEEDING BADLY DUE TO A MEDICAL CONDITION, BUT FIRST RESPONDERS DIDN’T GET TO HER IN TIME.>>Reporter: THINKING ABOUT HER MOTHER’S DEATH MAKES CHELSEA BRENT FURIOUS.>>I DON’T HAVE A WORD FOR IT. IT BLOWS MY MIND. IT MAKES ME BEYOND ANGRY.>>Reporter: LAST NOVEMBER TRACY GUNDERSON DIED WHILE FRANTICALLY BEGGING FOR HELP. AT 8:15 THAT MORNING SHE MADE HER LAST PHONE CALL TO 911.>>WHAT IS THE ADDRESS YOU NEED HELP TO?>>AN AMBULANCE WAS DISPATCHED.>>TELL ME WHEN THE PARAMEDICS.>>HOW CAN I GET TO THE BUZZER?>>WITHIN FIVE MINUTES PARAMEDICS WERE AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE BUILDING.>>YOU SAID IT’S UNLOCKED THOUGH, IS THAT RIGHT?>>YEAH, BUT THE BUZZER.>>YOU CAN’T GET TO THE BUZZER, OKAY. JUST STAY ON THE LINE WITH ME HERE. WE’RE GOING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY IN. OKAY?>>OH, MY GOD.>>THE CALL WAS DEEMED NONLIFE-THREATENING. THAT MEANS AN AMBULANCE WAS DISPATCHED, NOT FIRE. THEY SEND AMBULANCE AND FIRE ONLY TO WHAT ARE DEEMED THE MOST CRITICAL CALLS. BUT IT’S ONLY FIRE THAT HAS ACCESS TO THE LOCK BOX THAT LETS YOU INTO MULTIUNIT BUILDINGS.>>WHAT WE DON’T WANT IS TWO RESOURCES TIED UP ON ONE INCIDENT WHERE THEY’RE GOING TO ARRIVE APPROXIMATELY THE SAME TIME.>>Reporter: THE NEW POLICY HAS LED TO A 30% DROP IN MEDICAL CALLS TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.>>ONE OF THE MAIN TENETS OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE IS TO SEND AS MANY RESOURCES AS YOU CAN TO AN INCIDENT AND SCALE IT BACK AS NEEDED.>>Reporter: 35 MINUTES AFTER THE 911 CALL, PARAMEDICS GOT TO TRACY GUNDERSON. THEY FOUND HER LYING BY HER WINDOW, UNRESPONSIVE, NO PULSE AND THEY WERE UNABLE TO RESUSCITATE HER.>>I DON’T KNOW IF SHE WOULD HAVE MADE IT IF THEY HAD BEEN THERE RIGHT AWAY, BUT NO PERSON SHOULD CALL FOR HELP AND NOT RECEIVE IT.>>Reporter: THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT HAS ORDERED AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE CASE. BELLE PURI, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Andrew: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”, FROM THE TV SCREENS TO REAL LIFE POLITICAL PROTESTS. OUR POP PANEL TAKES ON THE “HANDMAID’S TALE”.>>Ian: WHY HOLLYWOOD IS THREATENING TO LEAVE GEORGIA.>>IT’S A SLAP IN THE FACE, NOT JUST WOMEN, BUT GENERALLY. WE WANT TO WORK, ANYWHERE YOU BOB IGER MAY HAVE THE SPENDING CLOUT TO MAKE GEORGIA THINK TWICE ABOUT ITS LOOMING ANTI-ABORTION LAW. WHEN IT TAKES EFFECT IN JANUARY, IT WILL MAKE THE PROCEDURE ILLEGAL AS EARLY AS SIX WEEKS.>>I THINK IF IT BECOMES LAW, IT WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT. MANY PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR US WILL NOT WANT TO WORK THERE. AND WE’LL HAVE TO HEED THEIR WISHES.>>Ian: OTHER PRODUCTION GIANTS HAVE CONSIDERED A BOYCOTT. IN JUST ONE YEAR THEY CAN INJECT $9 BILLION INTO THE STATE ECONOMY. ELI GLASNER WENT TO GEORGIA AND FOUND THE START OF A PRODUCTION CHILL, BUT SOME PEOPLE WORKING IN THE INDUSTRY WANT TO STAY AND FIGHT.>>Reporter: SO THEY SHOT BABY DRIVER AROUND HERE?>>THEY DID, RIGHT UP THE STATE.>>Reporter: WE MET THIS STAGE MANAGER JUST OUTSIDE OF ATLANTA. “BABY DRIVER” IS ONE OF THE MANY MOVIES FILMED IN THE STATE. YOU WANT BIGGER, AVENGERS AND WATCHMEN, FIGHTING FOR SPACE.>>THEN THIS HEART BEAT BILL?>>IT’S LIKE A SLAP IN THE FACE.>>WHY?>>NOT JUST FOR WOMEN, BUT GENERALLY. WE WANT TO WORK, ANYWHERE YOU WANT TO WORK, YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR RIGHTS ARE INTACT.>>WE’RE CALLED TO BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS.>>Reporter: WHEN THE GOVERNOR SIGNED THE BILL BANNING ABORTION AFTER SIX WEEKS, HOLLYWOOD PUSHED BACK. MANY SAID THEY MAY LEAVE IF THE BILL BECOMES LAW IN JANUARY.>>IF YOU’RE A-LISTERS AND ABOVE THE LINE CREW MEMBERS DON’T WANT TO BRING THEIR BUSINESS TO GEORGIA, US BELOW THE LINE ARE LEFT IN THE LURCH A BIT.>>Reporter: SHE MOVED TO LOUISIANA WHEN THE 30% TAX BREAK SUPER CHARGED THE INDUSTRY. BUT THE BOYCOTT COULD BOOST HER OUT. SHE’S FIGHTING TO STAY.>>OUR CREW SPECIFICALLY AS SOON AS WE MENTIONED TRYING TO DO SOMETHING POSITIVE AND FIGHT BACK AGAINST. IT WAS LIKE A SENSE OF RELIEF.>>Reporter: DRIVE AN HOUR SOUTH OF ATLANTA AND YOU COME TO SA KNOW. THIS IS A SMALL TOWN, BETTER KNOWN TO FANS OF “WALKING DEAD”, THE BACKGROUND. THE POPULATION HERE HAS DOUBLED SINCE THE ZOMBIE SHOW GOT STARTED, BUT NOW AMC IS SAYING THEY WILL REEVALUATE THE ACTIVITY IN THE STATE IF THE ABORTION BILL GOES AHEAD. WELL THE FUTURE OF THE CITY COULD BE UNCERTAIN.>>Reporter: THIS TOUR GUIDE DRESSED AS A “WALKING DEAD” CHARACTER SAY THEY OWE THE SHOW A LOT.>>WE HAVE 51 BASE BUSINESSES AND GROWING ALL THE TIME.>>OF COURSE, IT WOULDN’T BE A GOOD THING FOR US. I MEAN, WE COULD USE THE BUSINESS, BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, WHY DOES AN INDUSTRY LIKE THAT THINK THEY CAN TELL US WHAT OUR LAWS CAN BE IN GEORGIA?>>Reporter: WHILE THE LAW DOESN’T GO INTO EFFECT UNTIL JANUARY, THE DAMAGE IS ALREADY DONE.>>EVEN IF THE BILL DOESN’T COME INTO EFFECT AND THE COURTS BLOCK IT, I THINK A LOT OF PRODUCERS SAY GEORGIA IS OFF THE TABLE, WE’RE NOT GOING TO CONSIDER IT.>>Reporter: UNTIL THEN, THE TV AND FILM INDUSTRY IS A LITTLE LIKE THE “WALKING DEAD”. TRYING TO SURVIVE AS THE BATTLE BETWEEN THE BILL AND BOYCOTT SHUFFLES FORWARD. ELI GLASNER, CBC NEWS, ATLANTA, GEORGIA.>>Andrew: JUST AHEAD, OUR POP PANEL LOOKS AT THE “HANDMAID’S TALE”.>>Ian: LATER IN THE MOMENT, A CANADIAN SOLDIER FINALLY LAID PROPERLY TO REST 75 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH.>>JUST AMAZING TO BE ABLE TO HONOR HIM AND ALL THE OTHER MEN AND WOMEN THAT ARE HERE AND SERVED FOR OUR COUNTRY.>>BLESSED BE THE FRUIT. THE “HANDMAID’S TALE”, MARGARET ATWOOD’S CLASSIC NOVEL TURNED HIT TV SERIES IS BACK FOR THE THIRD SEASON ITS WEEK. IT’S RETURNED TO PROTEST, LIKE THE ONE IN LONDON AGAINST DONALD TRUMP.>>MARGARET ATWOOD’S NOVEL IS A CLASSIC, BUT I THINK THE TV SHOW IS JUST A TV SHOW. IT’S AN ESCAPE FAPTSY LIKE ANY SHOW.>>Reporter: THE CULTURAL IMPACT IS THE UNCANNY ABILITY TO MIRROR REALITY. ACROSS THE UNITED STATES, REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ARE FACING CHALLENGES. I’M KATIE UNDERWOOD.>>I’M STEPHEN MARCHE.>>I’M STACY LEE KONG. THE TV SHOW LAUNCHED AFTER THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY BEGAN AND IT BECAME A WAY FOR PEOPLE TO MAKE JABS AT HIS ADMINISTRATION, LIKE THIS ONE AT HIS PRESS SECRETARY.>>I HAVE TO SAY I’M A LITTLE STAR STRUCK. I LOVE YOU AS AUNT LYDIA IN THE “HANDMAID’S TALE”.>>IT’S TURNED OUT THAT POP CULTURE RESISTANCE, THROUGH TELEVISION SHOWS, ISN’T RESISTANCE AT ALL. IT’S RADICALLY INEFFECTIVE ACTUALLY.>>THE GIFT OF THE “HANDMAID’S TALE”, IT’S ENTERTAINMENT THAT DOUBLES AS ACCOUNTABILITY. ADHERING TO THE DISENFRANCHISEMENT OF WOMEN, MAYBE YOU’LL START REALIZING IT WHEN IT HAPPENS IN REAL LIFE.>>Andrew: IF YOU’VE SEEN NEITHER THE SERIES NOR READ THE BOOK, HERE’S THE TASTE OF SEASON 1.>>WHEN THEY SLAUGHTERED CONGRESS, THEY DIDN’T WAKE UP. WHEN THEY SUSPENDED THE CONSTITUTION. NOW I’M AWAKE. MY NAME IS OFFRED. I HAD ANOTHER NAME.>>LADIES, WE HAVE TO LET YOU GO. IT’S THE LAW NOW.>>THEY NEEDED DO IT THIS WAY.>>ALL THE BANK ACCOUNTS AND THE JOBS AT THE SAME TIME. [ * ] [SCREAMING] >>Andrew: OKAY, SO THAT IMAGERY, WE SAW IT IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE, SAME THING IN TRUMP’S VISIT THE YEAR BEFORE, EVEN BRETT KAVANAUGH CONFIRMATION HEARING. PROTESTS AROUND THE WORLD, THERE IS EVEN A HANDMAIDS COALITION WITH A GUIDE BOOK ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR CLOAK AND BONNET. WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE COSTUME AND THE IDEA BEHIND IT THAT WE SEE IT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN?>>I THINK EVERY SOCIAL MOVEMENT NEEDS ICONOGRAPHY AND WHETHER IT’S THE BONNET THAT OBJECT SECURES THE FACES OF THE WOMEN, WHICH CONNOTES A FACELESSNESS AND ANONYMITY WHERE WOMEN CAN BE INTERCHANGEABLE IN GILEAD, WHICH HAS BEEN STERILIZED. BUT THERE IS THE POP OF RED, WHICH SIGNIFIES A SPARK AGAINST THIS STERILE LANDSCAPE. AND THE RED, BLOOD, MAKES YOU THINK OF DISORDER IN SOME WAY.>>Andrew: IT IS KIND OF ATWOOD’S DISTURBING DYSTOPIA BROUGHT ALIVE.>>THIS IS A TELEVISION SHOW WITH A GREAT LOOK. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE POLITICAL EFFECTS WE SHOULD REMEMBER THAT IS WHAT IT IS AND THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALWAYS GOING TO BE. JUST A TELEVISION SHOW WITH A GREAT LOOK.>>Andrew: BUT IS THERE POWER BEHIND THE LOOK?>>THERE ISN’T. THERE IS POWER BEHIND THE LOOK, BUT IT DOESN’T CHANGE ANYTHING IN POWER. WE’RE COMING THROUGH A PERIOD, IF YOU WERE TO ASK ME WHAT HAS THE “HANDMAID’S TALE” DONE TO CHANGE GENDER ROLES IN SOCIETY, THERE IS NOTHING THAT YOU CAN SAY IT’S CHANGED.>>Andrew: IS THAT SETTING THE BAR A LITTLE HIGH? THE COSTUME AND THE PROTEST, I SUSPECT THE MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TO ARTICULATE REJECTION. DEFIANCE. AND IF IT DOES THAT, THEN IT ACCOMPLISHED THE GOAL?>>I DON’T KNOW. I THINK IT’S A HUGE ASSUMPTION AMONG OUR POP CULTURE COMMENTATORS AND POLITICAL COMMENTATORS I THINK, THAT POP CULTURE POLITICS IS HAVING THIS BIG EFFECT ON THE WORLD. AND THE TRUTH IS THAT WHAT WE’VE SEEN OVER THREE YEARS, EVEN BEFORE THEN IN THE OBAMA YEARS, WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS GREAT POP CULTURE REVOLUTION IN TERMS OF POLITICS AND WE’RE DEALING WITH A PERIOD WHERE WOMEN’S RIGHTS ARE BEING PULLED BACK IN A WAY SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION.>>I JUST DON’T AGREE. I THINK THAT IT’S KIND OF AN INTERESTING POSITION TO TAKE, TO SAY THAT THE — A TV SHOW OR POP CULTURE DOESN’T HAVE ANY SORT OF POLITICAL INFLUENCE, BECAUSE WE HAVE SEEN SO MANY EXAMPLES OF WHEN IT HAS. PROTEST SONGS ARE GREAT EXAMPLE OF HOW POP CULTURE AND POLITICS INTERSECT. I TAKE THAT YOU CAN’T TRACE A DIRECT LINE BETWEEN THE HANDMAIDS AND THEIR COSTUMES.>>OR LAWS.>>BUT I THINK OPINIONS ARE A BIG PART OF THAT AND SHAPING MESSAGES.>>BUT OPINIONS ARE GOING THE OTHER WAY, TOO.>>Andrew: SO CLEARLY YOU THINK THE COSTUME IS EFFECTIVE.>>I THINK AS EFFECTIVE AS A TOOL. I THINK IT HAS MADE AN IMPACT. I DON’T THINK IT’S THIS PERFECT SOLUTIONS, BUT I THINK IT SEEMS, TO ME IT SEEMS WEIRD TO ACT AS IF A TV SHOW IS UNSERIOUS AND DOESN’T APPLY TO SERIOUS THINGS.>>Andrew: IS THE COSTUME AS EFFECTIVE TODAY?>>THAT I DON’T THINK. THERE IS A COUPLE OF REASONS FOR THIS. BUT EARLY ON IT FELT REALLY CLEVER, RIGHT? IT FELT LIKE THIS IS A REALLY PERFECT ENCAPSULATION HOW WE FEEL THE WORLD IS GOING TO GO. NOW THAT THE WORLD HAS GONE THAT WAY, IT DOESN’T FEEL AS CLEVER.>>Andrew: MARGARET ATWOOD IN AN INTERVIEW, SHE SAID ABOUT THE STORY, NONE OF IT IS MADE UP. PEOPLE HAVE DONE THESE THINGS. WHAT PEOPLE HAVE DONE ONCE, THEY’RE CAPABLE OF DOING AGAIN. KATIE WE SEE THE SUCCESS OF THE SHOW IN THE SPINOFF IN THE FORM OF THE COSTUMES. TO WHAT EXTENT IS CREDIT OWED THE OTHER WAY? IN THE SENSE THAT THE SHOW IS ONLY SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE OF THE TIME THAT WE LIVE IN, THIS SORT OF TUMULTUOUS POLITICAL TIME.>>WELL, I THINK IT’S KIND OF HARD TO TEASE THOSE TWO THINGS APART, BECAUSE THE SHOW LUNCH LAUNCHED SIX MONTHS OR SO AFTER DONALD TRUMP GOT INTO OFFICE, SO THEY’D BE FILMING THAT A LONG TIME. I DON’T THINK THEY HAD LEAD TIME AND COULD FORESEE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN.>>Andrew: WHICH IS AN IMPORTANT PART. THE SERIES WAS GREEN LIGHTED BEFORE DONALD TRUMP WAS A CONTENDER.>>WHICH HAPPENED WELL BEFORE TRUMP.>>I WILL SAY THAT THE THING TO NOTE IS THAT MARGARET ATWOOD WROTE THIS IN 1985 AND THE FACT THAT THESE EVENTS ARE TRUE THROUGHOUT HISTORY AND STILL TRUE, BEARS OUT THE FACT THAT SHE HAS AN INCREDIBLE ABILITY AS SOMEONE IN POP CULTURE TO NOT ONLY FORESEE WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN, OR MAYBE TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE AND WARN US AGAINST WHAT IS HAPPENING AGAIN. I DON’T WANT TO CALL IT A HAPPY COINCIDENCE, BECAUSE IT’S NOT A HAPPY SHOW. BUT I DO THINK THERE IS CREDENCE TO THE FACT THAT IT’S POPULARIZED.>>Andrew: THE TIMING IS GOOD.>>WELL, YEAH, IS THE TIMING GOOD, THOUGH? IN TERMS OF WHAT IT WANTS ITS GOALS TO BE. THE THING THAT IS AMAZING ABOUT THIS ADAPTATION, IT SHOWS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A NOVEL, WHAT A NOVEL CAN DO AND WHAT TELEVISION CAN DO. ATWOOD’S NOVEL IS THIS MASTERPIECE ABOUT THE POWER OF PRIVATE LANGUAGE. THAT IS WHAT IT’S ABOUT. THE DIARY OF THIS WOMAN WHOSE FORM OF RESISTANCE IS THIS PERSONAL INSISTENCE ON HER OWN MEANING. WHEN YOU TRANSLATE THAT INTO TELEVISION, TELEVISION IS JUST MASS CONSUMPTION AND ULTIMATELY IT DOESN’T HAVE THE SAME POWER TO CHANGE PEOPLE. IT DOESN’T HAVE THE SAME POWER TO CHANGE IDEAS. BECAUSE YOU KNOW ULTIMATELY IT IS SPECTACLE. AND THE RULES OF SPECTACLE AS WE’VE SEEN THROUGH THE ENTIRE PERIOD, THAT HAS COINCIDED WITH THE GREATEST PULLBACK OF PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL ACTION IN OUR LIFETIME.>>I WOULD DISAGREE, BECAUSE I THINK THAT THOSE TWO THINGS ARE DISCREET. THE FACT THAT THEY’RE ROLLING BACK RIGHTS AND A TV SHOW IS PROGRESSIVE. THEY’RE NOT RELATED TO EACH OTHER. BUT THE IDEA OF PROGRESSION IN SOCIETY IS ROOTED IN MASS MEANING. YOU HAVE THE MOST POTENTIAL TO CREATE CHANGE IN SOMETHING LIKE A TELEVISION SHOW.>>THIS IS A HUGE ERROR WE’VE SEEN DISPROVED NOW. THIS IS THE ERROR, WE’RE GOING TO TEACH PEOPLE THROUGH TELEVISION, THROUGH POP CULTURE, THROUGH MUSIC. BUT WHAT HAPPENED, THEY’VE GOTTEN THE LAWS. LIKE RIGHT NOW IN GEORGIA, WOMEN ARE ON THE BRINK OF BEING ABLE TO LOSE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN ABORTION. HOLLYWOOD IS SAYING WE’RE GOING TO PULL OUT OF GEORGIA. IT’S MADE NO DIFFERENCE AT ALL. I REALLY THINK IT’S TIME FOR PROGRESSIVE PEOPLE TO WAKE UP AND REALIZE, THIS THING WE SAID, POP CULTURE IS GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD. NO, IT’S DOING THE OPPOSITE.>>Andrew: THIS IS AN INTERESTING POINT AND I WANT TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK. THE IDEA, IS THERE OR ISN’T THERE LIKE AN ONGOING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SERIES AS WE SEE IT, AND YOU KNOW, SOME NARROW SLICE OF THE REAL LIFE PROTEST? DOES THE SUCCESS OF ONE HINGE NOW ON THE SUCCESS OF THE OTHER?>>I DON’T THINK THAT IT DOES. BECAUSE A LOT OF PROGRESSIVES, I’VE READ THEIR PIECES OR TALKED TO, HAVEN’T NECESSARILY STUCK WITH THE SHOW. I THINK WHETHER THE SHOW IS SUCCESSFUL OR WHETHER THE SHOW GOES FOR ONE MORE SEASON OR TEN MORE SEASONS, I DON’T KNOW THE SUCCESS OF THE MOVEMENT HINGES ON THAT. REMEMBER “V IS FOR VENDETTA” AND EVERYONE WAS WEARING THE MASKS AND THEN ANONYMOUS COAUTHORED THEM. SO THIS IS WHERE I HATE TO SAY THIS, STEPHEN, BUT I GET WHAT YOU’RE SAYING, IT’S NOT THAT YOU CAN SAY THERE IS A DIRECT LINE BETWEEN, LOOK, HERE’S AN EFFECTIVE COSTUME AND HERE IS SUCCESSFUL LEGISLATION. BUT I THINK THERE IS A VALUE IN THIS TYPE OF LANGUAGE AND GIVING PEOPLE LANGUAGE, RIGHT? AND LETTING PEOPLE WHO MAYBE HAVEN’T THOUGHT ABOUT THESE THINGS A WHOLE LOT, GIVING THEM A FRAMEWORK SO THEY CAN UNDERSTAND.>>TO WHAT END? THEY WORE THIS COSTUME TO BRETT KAVANAUGH’S HEARING. BRETT KAVANAUGH IS GOING TO BE IN POWER FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. AND THE COSTUMES WILL BE FORGOTTEN IN SIX MONTHS. THIS IS HOW WE’RE LOSING. BECAUSE WE’VE PUT — WE’VE MADE POP CULTURE THIS BATTLEFIELD FOR VIRTUE. AND FOR POLITICAL PROGRESS AND IT JUST ISN’T SO.>>IT’S NOT THE ONLY THING. IT CAN’T BE THE ONLY THING.>>Andrew: KATIE, YOU WANT TO JUMP IN HERE?>>YEAH [LAUGHTER]. I MEAN I THINK YOU CAN’T EX-SIGHS ONE FROM SOCIETY. POP CULTURE IS VERY MUCH A LANGUAGE. IT SPEAKS TO WHAT IS GOING ON AND PROVIDES A LANGUAGE FOR PEOPLE TO SPEAK BACK TO WHAT IS GOING ON. SO IT MAY NOT BE THAT THE PEOPLE IN THE BONNETS ARE THE ONES MAKING THE LAWS, BUT THEY’RE PROVIDING A VERNACULAR FOR PEOPLE WATCHING PEOPLE MAKE THE LAWS TO MAYBE DISCUSS ISSUES THAT THEY’RE NOT –>>BUT THEY DON’T.>>Andrew: WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO PUT A STOP TO IT. I THINK WE COULD HAVE GONE A LOT LONGER, BUT THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Ian: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”, NAVIGATING BUSINESS WITH RUSSIA. COULD THE FEAR BE RECEDING? SOME CANADIAN BUSINESSES SEEM TO THINK SO.>>WE’VE SEEN OUR MEMBERSHIP ACTUALLY GROW OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS BECAUSE COMPANIES KNOW THAT IN THIS CLIMATE, THEY CAN STILL MAKE MONEY.>>FIRST, A CONVERSATION WITH WHISTLEBLOWER EDWARD SNOWDEN ABOUT PRIVACY AND THE IMPACT OF HIS ACTIONS. HERE’S A PREVIEW.>>Adrienne: CONSIDERING HOW PRECIOUS PRIVACY IS, AT WHAT POINT DO YOU ASK YOURSELF IF WHAT YOU DID WAS WORTH IT OR MADE A DIFFERENCE?>>WELL, I THINK THE THING HERE IS, IT’S LED TO LEGAL REFORMS IN THE UNITED STATES, IN CANADA. BASICALLY EVERY COUNTRY IN EUROPE. WE HAVE THE ENTIRE WAY THE INTERNET DOES BUSINESS, WHICH IS SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM, COMING UNDER PRESSURE AND BEGINNING TO CHANGE. EVERYONE, EVEN ACTUALLY IRONICALLY, OFFICIALS IN THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY THAT CONDEMNED ME, HAVE SAID THIS WAS A GOOD THING. THIS WAS SOMETHING THEY THEMSELVES SHOULD HAVE ADMITTED YEARS PRIOR AND THEN IT WOULDN’T [ * ]>>Ian: HERE’S OTHER STORIES WE’RE FOLLOWING TONIGHT. VENEZUELA HAS HIT A GRIM MILESTONE. MORE THAN 4 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE FLED THE SOUTH AMERICAN NATION AMID THE DEEPENING HUMANITARIAN CRISIS. HALF HAVE SOUGHT SHELTER IN COLOMBIA AND PERU. THE RATE IS BELIEVED TO INCREASE IN RECENT MONTHS. TONIGHT, NICOLAS MADURO ANNOUNCED A PARTIAL REOPENING OF THE BORDER WITH COLOMBIA.>>>MEANWHILE, FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER CHRYSTIA FREELAND MET WITH HER CUBAN COUNTERPART AND STRESSED THE ISLAND NATION HAS A ROLE TO PLAY IN VENEZUELA’S RETURN TO DEMOCRACY.>>I BELIEVE WE ARE SEEING AN INTERNATIONAL CONVERGENCE AROUND THE NEEDS FOR A PEACEFUL TRANSITION IN VENEZUELA.>>Ian: THE U.S. ACCUSES CUBA OF PROPPING UP THE MADURO REGIME. THAT PUTS HAVANA AT ODDS WITH MOST COUNTRIES INCLUDING CANADA WHICH SUPPORT OPPOSITION LEADER JUAN GUAIDÓ.>>>THERESA MAY HAS FORMALLY RESIGNED AS LEADER OF THE RULING PARTY. SHE WILL STAY ON AS PRIME MINISTER UNTIL A REPLACEMENT IS FOUND. 11 CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES ARE SET TO ENTER THE RACE WHICH BEGINS MONDAY. THE NEW PRIME MINISTER WILL BE ANNOUNCED THE WEEK OF JULY 22.>>>RUSSIA, AND THE UNITED STATES BLAMING EACH OTHER AFTER TWO WARSHIPS NEARLY COLLIDED IN THE PACIFIC. REPORTS SAY THEY CAME SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 15 AND 50 METRES OF EACH OTHER. BOTH SIDES SAYING THEIR SHIP HAS TO MAKE MANOEUVRES TO AVOID COLLIDING. THE U.S. WILL LODGE A FORMAL DIPLOMATIC COMPLAINT.>>>RUSSIA LIKES TO DO THINGS BIG AND THE ECONOMIC SUMMIT IN ST. PETERSBURG, NO EXCEPTION. THE KREMLIN IS TRYING TO SIGNAL THAT WESTERN SANCTIONS HAVE HAD LITTLE EFFECT. THAT RUSSIA IS OPEN FOR INVESTMENT. BUT AS CHRIS BROWN REPORTS, THERE ARE REASONS TO BE HESS TANTD. — HESITANT.>>>>Reporter: CRIPPLING ECONOMIC SANCTIONS HAVEN’T STOPPED THE PUTIN GOVERNMENT FROM PUTTING ON A GLITZY SPECTACLE THIS WEEK FEATURING AN IMPORTANT GUEST OF HONOUR. XI JINPING TOURED THE TOWN BY BOAT AND UNLIKE THE UNITED STATES, RUSSIA WELCOMED HUAWEI AS ITS PARTNER. THE UNITED STATES EXTENDS THEIR LAWS ACROSS THE WHOLE WORLD COMPLAINED PUTIN, TAKING A SHOT AT THE SANCTIONS AGAINST HIS COUNTRY AND ALSO THE U.S. TARIFFS AGAINST HIS GUEST AS WELL. RUSSIA HAS TURNED TO CHINA TO MAKE UP FOR LOST WESTERN INVESTMENT, BUT DESPITE A BIG CHINESE PRESENCE HERE, THE REALITY IS, CHINESE INVESTMENT IN RUSSIA HAS SO FAR BEEN TEPID.>>THEY WEREN’T ALWAYS FRIENDS.>>Reporter: CANADIAN LOU NAUMOVSKI HAS BEEN INVESTING IN RUSSIA SINCE THE GORBACHEV ERA.>>SPECIAL CARE ABOUT NOT GOING TOO DEEPLY TOO QUICKLY.>>Reporter: PUTIN’S PITCH IS FOR FOREIGNERS TO JOIN IN ON AN ENORMOUS $400 BILLION STIMULUS PROGRAMME TO ADDRESS FALLING RUSSIAN INCOMES AND GROWING FRUSTRATION WITH THE ECONOMY. CANADIAN BUSINESSES ARE, OF COURSE, INVITED TO INVEST IN RUSSIA TOO. THERE ARE A DOZEN OR SO HERE, BUT THEY’RE SENSITIVE ABOUT IT. PAUL ROLANDSON, THE C.E.O. OF KINROSS GOLD, SPOKE ON A PANEL ABOUT HIS COMPANY’S MINES, BUT HE DIDN’T WANT TO TALK TO US. THE HEAD OF THE LOCAL CANADIAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION SAID HOPEFULLY, THE FEAR FACTOR OF DOING BUSINESS IN RUSSIA IS RECEDING.>>WE’VE SEEN OUR MEMBERSHIP GROW OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS BECAUSE COMPANIES KNOW THAT IN THIS CLIMATE, THEY CAN STILL MAKE MONEY.>>Reporter: PERHAPS. BUT THE STORY OF AMERICAN MICHAEL CALVEY CUTS THAT MESSAGE. CALVEY WAS THROWN IN JAIL IN FEBRUARY AND AWAITS TRIAL ON QUESTIONABLE FRAUD CHARGES. HIS TREATMENT HAS SPOOKED MANY HERE AND UNDERMINED PUTIN’S CLAIM THAT RUSSIA IS A SAFE PLACE TO INVEST. CHRIS BROWN, CBC NEWS, ST. PETERSBURG.>>>UP NEXT, HONOURING A CANADIAN SOLDIER 75 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH. HOW ONE FAMILY FINALLY GOT THE CLOSURE THEY NEEDED TODAY.>>MY MUM GREW UP NOT KNOWING WHO HER DAD WAS. IT WAS ALWAYS A TOUCHY SUBJECT WITH HER. SO WHEN WE PULLED IN THIS MORNING, A LOT OF THOUGHTS ABOUT MY MUM.>>SGT. JOHN ALBERT COLLIS’ STORY IS NEXT IN OUR “MOMENT”. BUT FIRST.>>THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION IS OPEN FOR COMMERCIAL BUSINESS.>>Andrew: IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, NASA IS INVITING SPACE TOURISTS TO GO WAY UP, ALL THE WAY TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION.>>FOR PRIVATE ASTRONAUTS TO VISIT THE SPACE STATION ON U.S. VEHICLES AND FOR COMPANIES TO ENGAGE IN COMMERCIAL PROFIT-MAKING ACTIVITIES ON THE STATION.>>Andrew: NASA IS LATE TO THIS GAME.>>I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE.>>Reporter: RUSSIA HAS BEEN MAKING MONEY OFF OF SPACE TRAVEL FOR YEARS. HOSTING TOURISTS. AND EVEN IN 1998, USING ONE OF ITS ASTRONAUTS IN AN ISRAELI AD FOR MILK. NASA IS PLANNING TO HOST TWO TOURS NEXT YEAR FOR A MONTH EACH.>>YOU LOOK AT THE PRICING AND ADD IT UP ON THE BACK OF A NAPKIN, IT WILL BE $35,000 A NIGHT.>>>>Andrew: WHILE THE STAY WILL BE PRICEY, CONSIDER THE AIRFARE. THEY’LL BE LAUNCHING ON SpaceX DRAGON CAPSULE AS $50 MILLION A SEAT. AND TRUTH IS, THIS IS NOT THE SAFEST VACATION. THAT DRAGON CAPSULE JUST BLEW UP IN TESTING IN APRIL. ITS FAILURE RATE, 1 IN 20 LAUNCHES. BUT IF YOU’RE WEALTHY, HAVE A PASSION FOR SPACE AND A MILD DEATH * [electronic beat]>>Drag is my political statement. * >>Let’s make a scene.>>Drag is about creating safe spaces.>>I didn’t choose how I felt, I only had a choice to do something about the way that I felt.>>I want them to love me. I want them to love drag.>>Andrew: NEARLY 75 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, SGT. JOHN ALBERT COLLIS HAS BEEN LAID TO REST. HE WAS A CANADIAN SOLDIER WHO DIED A FEW WEEKS INTO THE BATTLE OF NORMANDY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. BUT IT WAS ONLY TWO YEARS AGO THAT HIS REMAINS WERE DISCOVERED AND IDENTIFIED USING DNA ANALYSIS AND DENTAL RECORDS. THEN, IN APRIL, THE FAMILY GOT A PHONE CALL. HIS REMAINS WOULD BE PUT TO REST IN THE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY IN FRANCE. THAT HAPPENED TODAY. AND IT’S OUR “MOMENT”. [ * ] JUST AMAZING TO BE ABLE TO HONOUR HIM AND ALL THE OTHER MEN AND WOMEN THAT ARE HERE. AND SERVED OUR COUNTRY.>>WE THOUGHT THIS WAS THE BEST THING EVER, LIKE IT’S TRULY AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE. MY MUM GREW UP NOT KNOWING WHO HER DAD WAS. IT WAS ALWAYS A TOUCHY SUBJECT WITH HER. SO WHEN WE PULLED IN THIS MORNING, A LOT OF THOUGHTS ABOUT MY MUM WENT THROUGH MY MIND AND TO BE HERE TO HONOUR HER IS SPECIAL TO US.>>IT SHOWS HOW PROUD OUR COUNTRY IS AND HOW PROUD THEY ARE OF THESE VETERANS THAT THEY WERE WILLING TO GO THROUGH THIS ENTIRE PROCESS.>>AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE.>>FOR SURE.>>TO GIVE UP THEIR TOMORROWS FOR OUR TODAYS IS A REAL HONOURABLE THING THAT EVERY SOLDIER HAS DONE FOR US, IN PARTICULAR, MY GRANDFATHER.>>Andrew: JUST THINK HOW ALL OF THIS WOULD HAVE STARTED. WHAT WAS UNEARTHED WAS SKELETAL REMAINS AND A RING WITH SGT. COLLIS’ INITIALS ON THEM. SO WOULD BEGIN A 75-YEAR JOURNEY THAT TOOK A BIT OF CARE, DEDICATION AND MAYBE A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK.>>Ian: A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS STRIKE ME. FIRST OF ALL, YOU HEAR ABOUT THESE KINDS OF CEREMONIES AND YOU WONDER WHAT KIND OF IMPACT IT HAS ON THE FAMILY AND EVEN A COUPLE OF GENERATIONS LATER, WE HEARD IT REALLY DOES MATTER TO THEM. ALSO WATCHING THE VIDEO OF THAT CEMETERY, I’VE BEEN THERE, LOTS OF CANADIANS HAVE. IT IS SO MOVING TO SEE ALL THE HEADSTONES. THINK OF ALL THE STORIES. HERE IS ONE MORE. HE WAS 28 YEARS OLD WHEN HE DIED. OF COURSE, HIS DAUGHTER GROWING UP WITHOUT EVER REALLY KNOWING HIM. THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR JUNE 7. GOOD NIGHT.>>Andrew: GOOD NIGHT. [ * ]

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