The National for May 22, 2019 — High Level Fire, Shipbuilding Strategy, Brexit Party

The National for May 22, 2019 — High Level Fire, Shipbuilding Strategy, Brexit Party


>>Adrienne: TONIGHT… A FIRST LOOK.>>THE DANGER HAS NOT PASSED, NOR HAS IT DIMINISHED.>>Adrienne: HIGH LEVEL, ALBERTA, STILL ON HIGH ALERT. AND WE’RE IN SLAVE LAKE TOO WHERE PEOPLE KNOW THE FEELING. (*)>>SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CONTINUES TO BE A DESTRUCTIVE PROBLEM WITHIN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES.>>Rosemary: CANADA’S MILITARY GRAPPLES WITH CHALLENGES ON SEVERAL FRONTS. SOME PERSONAL STORIES HELP EXPLAIN WHY. (*)>>AND TALK ABOUT THE REALITY, PRIME MINISTER.>>Ian: AND THERESA MAY SURVIVES ANOTHER CRAZY DAY IN THE U.K. WE LOOK AT THE NEW BREXIT, NOW A POLITICAL PARTY.>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*)>>Adrienne: THE RISK FOR WILDFIRES REMAIN EXTREME IN NORTHERN ALBERTA, WITH THE LARGEST NOW COVERING MORE THAN 900 SQUARE KILOMETRES. THAT’S THE FIRE NEAR HIGH LEVEL, ONE OF FOUR STILL OUT OF CONTROL. THE OTHERS NEAR SLAVE LAKE, PEACE RIVER AND LAC la BICHE. TODAY THE WINDS WERE LIGHTER AND THE HUMIDITY HEAVIER, AND THAT IS GOOD NEWS, BUT ONLY FOR NOW. THE FORECAST SAYS THAT THINGS SHOULD HEAT UP TOMORROW. 230 FIREFIGHTERS HAVE BEGUN TO ARRIVE FROM B.C. BUT 5,000 PEOPLE ARE STILL OUT OF THEIR HOMES, MANY OF THEM FROM HIGH LEVEL. TODAY RAFFY BOUDJIKANIAN GOT A FIRST LOOK INSIDE OF THE TOWN THAT’S SUDDENLY EMPTIED OUT.>>Reporter: THE FLAMES THREATENING HIGH LEVEL MAY BE AT BAY FOR NOW BUT FIREFIGHTERS ARE TAKING PRECAUTIONS, SETTING UP PROTECTIVE MEASURES IN WHAT IS NORMALLY A BUSTLING COMMUNITY, NOW A GHOST TOWN.>>THE DANGER HAS NOT PASSED, NOR HAS IT DIMINISHED.>>Reporter: AND NOT THE UPDATE THAT THE RESIDENTS HOPED FOR.>>I’M PLEADING WITH EVERYONE TO BE PATIENT AND THAT THE EVACUATION OF HIGH LEVEL WILL CONTINUE INTO THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.>>Reporter: THIS IS HOW CLOSE THE FLAMES GOT BEFORE WINDS PUSHED THEM AWAY. A NEARBY MILL, ONE OF THE TOWN’S MAIN EMPLOYERS, BARELY ESCAPED DAMAGE. ALBERTANS KNOW WELL THE DEVASTATION OF WILDFIRES. FORT McMURRAY IS STILL RECOVERING FROM THE DAMAGE IT SUFFERED THREE YEARS AGO. JOSH NELSON WENT THERE AS A FIREFIGHTER, NOW HIS COMMUNITY HAS HAD TO FLEE.>>FORT McMURRAY, THEY GOT VERY LUCKY. NOBODY GOT HURT THERE AND IT WAS AMAZING. I MEAN, THE FIRE IS VERY CLOSE. I MEAN, IT’S A MATTER OF A WIND SHIFT AND IT’S A WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY, RIGHT? AND WE WOULD HAVE A TOTALLY DIFFERENT INTERVIEW NOW.>>Reporter: ONE SLIVER OF GOOD NEWS — UTILITY WORKERS HAVE MANAGED TO RESTORE MOST OF THE TOWN’S POWER.>>IT’S JUST A MATTER OF WAITING RIGHT NOW, YOU KNOW, WITH THE AIR QUALITY AND EVERYTHING ELSE.>>Reporter: HAROLD HYNES LEFT IN SUCH A HURRY ON MONDAY THAT HE HAD NO TIME TO TELL LOVED ONES THAT HE’S OKAY.>>I HAVEN’T TALKED TO MY FAMILY YET BUT I’M SURE IT’S ON NATIONAL TV. SO IF YOU HEAR ME, I’M FINE.>>Reporter: TODAY HE LEFT HIS BROTHER AN EMOTIONAL VOICEMAIL.>>EVERYTHING IS FINE, DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT. JUST TELL EVERYBODY THAT I’M FINE. IT’S A HELL OF AN EXPERIENCE, I’LL TELL YOU THAT, SIR.>>Reporter: HE’S LOOKING FORWARD TO TELLING THEM THAT THE DANGER HAS PASSED. RAFFY BOUDJIKANIAN, CBC NEWS, HIGH LEVEL, ALBERTA.>>Adrienne: MANY EVACUEES TRAVELLED SOUTH MORE THAN 500 KILOMETRES TO REACH SLAVE LAKE WHERE FIRES DESTROYED AROUND 400 HOMES BACK IN 2011. ERIN COLLINS WAS THERE AS THE HIGH LEVEL EXILES FILLED UP LOCAL HOTELS AND CAMPGROUNDS.>>Reporter: IN SLAVE LAKE, PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT THE ROAD EVACUEES HAVE TRAVELLED TO GET HERE BETTER THAN MOST.>>IT WAS TERRIFYING. IT WAS A VERY TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE FOR US. BUT WE HAVE MOVED ON FROM IT.>>Reporter: JUST EIGHT YEARS AGO A FIRE CHASED EDIE CLOSSON FROM HER HOME. THAT THREAT IS NEVER FAR FROM HER MIND.>>IT CAN TAKE A TOWN. IT’S TAKEN HOW MANY TOWNS — FORT MAC AND, SO, YOU KNOW, YOU’RE JUST MORE AWARE OF HOW DANGEROUS IT IS.>>Reporter: WAYNE SPRAKLAN WAS SETTING UP CAMP AFTER A HARROWING DRIVE FROM HIGH LEVEL.>>WHEN YOU LOOK BEHIND YOU AND YOU’RE GOING, THIS IS LIKE ARMAGEDDON.>>Reporter: NO SOONER HAD HE SETTLED IN THAN HE WAS GREETED BY ANOTHER FIRE.>>AND THEN THE LAKE WAS OVERCOME BY WATER BOMBERS AND CHEMICAL PLANES AND HELICOPTERS AND IT WAS LIKE CHAOS ALL OVER AGAIN.>>Reporter: IT WAS QUICKLY PUT OUT BY WATER BOMBERS ALREADY ON HAND DEALING WITH YET ANOTHER FIRE NEARBY. A CLOSE CALL AND A REMINDER THAT AT THIS TIME OF YEAR THAT THE THREAT FROM FIRES IS CONSTANT HERE.>>NORTHERN ALBERTA NOW IS IN WHAT I CONSIDER TO BE A DROUGHT, VERY DRY. NO RAINS. WE HAD SOME LIGHTNING AND IT IS NOT GOING TO TAKE ANOTHER ONE FOR ANOTHER ONE TO SPARK UP, RIGHT?>>Reporter: BACK AT THE CAMP OFFICE, KLASSEN HAS ADVICE FOR HER GUESTS.>>BE PATIENT, BE PREPARED. IT COULD BE DAYS, IT COULD BE WEEKS BEFORE THEY LET YOU BACK AND IT’S IN THEIR BEST INTEREST –>>Reporter: TO WAIT?>>TO WAIT.>>Reporter: AND THEY MAY NEED TO. FIREFIGHTERS IN THE AIR OVER ALBERTA HAVE A STEEP CHALLENGE AHEAD. THE FORECAST IS FOR MORE HOT, DRY WEATHER IN THE DAYS TO COME. ERIN COLLINS, CBC NEWS, SLAVE LAKE, ALBERTA.>>Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, LET’S NOW GO TO OTTAWA WHICH IS PROVING TO BE A REALLY BUSY PLACE TODAY, ROSIE?>>Rosemary: ODDLY, EVEN THOUGH THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ISN’T SITTING. THREE STORIES, ADRIENNE, ABOUT THE CANADIAN MILITARY, CHALLENGES FROM INSIDE AND OUT AND OPPORTUNITIES TOO, ALL OF WHICH NEED TO BE SEEN, OF COURSE, IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS ELECTION YEAR. FAMILIES OF THE CANADIAN FORCES, MEN AND WOMEN WHO DIED IN AFGHANISTAN, SAY THEY FEEL BETRAYED AND SNUBBED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE. AS KAYLA HOUNSELL TELLS US, OFFICIALS HELD A DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR A CENOTAPH THAT HONOURS THE FALLEN BUT DID NOT INVITE THEIR FAMILIES.>>HE WAS IN AFGHANISTAN…>>Reporter: ANNE SNYDER’S SON, CAPTAIN JONATHAN SNYDER DIED FIGHTING FOR CANADA IN 2008. SHE’S UPSET THAT THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT EXCLUDED HER FROM THE SHE’S UPSET THAT THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT EXCLUDED HER FROM THE CEREMONY HONOURING HER SON AND HIS FALLEN COMRADES.>>I’M INSULTED THAT WE WERE LEFT OUT BECAUSE IT’S KIND OF LIKE — I HATE TO SAY IT — LIKE A SLAP IN THE FACE.>>Reporter: THE CENOTAPH ORIGINALLY STOOD OUTSIDE OF CANADIAN HEADQUARTERS IN KHANDAHAR, A TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES. THEN IT CAME HOME AND FOR TWO YEARS IT TOURED THE COUNTRY. BUT LAST WEEK IT WAS UNVEILED AT A NEW PERMANENT HOME BEHIND A SECURITY FENCE AT THE NEW NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS IN OTTAWA. IN ATTENDANCE, MILITARY BRASS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, NOT THE FAMILIES OF THE FALLEN. MANY DIDN’T EVEN KNOW ABOUT THE DEDICATION UNTIL A SOCIAL MEDIA POST THREE DAYS LATER. IN A STATEMENT, THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE SAID THAT IT WANTED A DIGNIFIED SERVICE. SAYING, “THE DECISION TO HOLD A HUMBLE, INTERNAL EVENT WAS MADE BY SENIOR LEADERSHIP TO ENSURE PROPER REVERENCE.”>>YOU KNOW, I’D LIKE TO USE A BAD WORD THERE AND SAY B.S. I MEAN, WHO WOULD FEEL MORE REVERENT AT THAT EVENT THAN THE OTHER FAMILIES AND MYSELF?>>Reporter: THE GOVERNMENT IS INVITING FAMILIES TO VISIT BY APPOINTMENT AND SAYS THAT PLANNING IS UNDERWAY TO FACILITATE ACCESS FOR VETERANS AND PUBLIC VISITS ON WHAT IT CALLS “APPROPRIATE OCCASIONS.” THE PRIME MINISTER FELL SHORT OF COMMITTING TO MAKE THE MEMORIAL PERMANENTLY PUBLIC.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WE ARE WORKING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS DONE RIGHT.>>Reporter: ANNE SNYDER SAYS THAT THE CONTROVERSY WILL NEVER DIMINISH THE MEMORY OF HER SON.>>JONATHAN WAS A WONDERFUL MAN. HE WAS A HUMBLE MAN, HE WAS SMART, BUT MOST OF ALL HE LOVED HIS TROOPS.>>Reporter: SHE SAYS THAT HE WOULD BE DISAPPOINTED THAT THOSE WHO LOVED HIM MOST WERE NOT INVITED TO AN EVENT RECOGNISING HIS ULTIMATE SACRIFICE. KAYLA HOUNSELL, CBC NEWS, HALIFAX.>>Rosemary: RESPECT WAS THE INTENT AT THE HEART OF A MISSION AIMED AT GETTING RID OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN THE FORCES, YET YEARS LATER RESULTS HAVE NOT MATCHED INTENT. THE MILITARY’S LEADERSHIP SAYS THAT IT’S UNACCEPTABLE AND VICTIMS DO TOO. AND AS MURRAY BREWSTER TELLS US, SOME SAY THAT IT’S TIME FOR A MUCH DIFFERENT APPROACH.>>Reporter: IT’S A SOBERING REPORT FROM MILITARY LEADERS WHO ARE USED TO MEETING OBJECTIVES.>>SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CONTINUES TO BE A DESTRUCTIVE PROBLEM WITHIN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND WE HAVE MADE RATHER LIMITED PROGRESS IN ELIMINATING IT OVER THE PAST 2 1/2 YEARS.>>Reporter: IT DOESN’T SURPRISE PAULA MacDONALD. CONSTANT SEXUAL HARASSMENT CAUSED HER TO QUILT THE MILITARY.>>SOME MEMBERS OF THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES HAVE GONE AWRY IN TERMS OF TRYING TO TEACH SOLDIERS HOW TO BE TOUGH. THE REALITY OF THE MATTER IS THAT IT’S DESTRUCTIVE AND IT’S HARMFUL TO EVERYONE INVOLVED.>>Reporter: 900 MEMBERS OF THE REGULAR FORCES, 1. THE REGULAR FORCES, 1.6%, REPORTED BEING VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT LAST YEAR. WOMEN WERE FOUR TIMES MORE LIKELY THAN MEN TO BE VICTIMS. PROBLEMS EVEN MORE PRONOUNCED IN THE RESERVES. NOT MUCH DIFFERENT THAN A SURVEY THREE YEARS AGO.>>WE ARE PARTICULARLY TROUBLED BY THE PERSISTENCE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT WHICH CAUSES THE MOST HARM TO INDIVIDUALS AND TO OUR INSTITUTION.>>Reporter: SINCE 2015, THE MILITARY HAS USED HIGH-PROFILE PROSECUTIONS IN AN ATTEMPT TO STAMP OUT THE PROBLEM, TO NAME, SHAME AND EVEN EXPEL KNOWN AS “OPERATION HONOUR.”>>IT MAY BE THAT “OPERATION HONOUR” DOESN’T — DOESN’T WORK ENOUGH OR DOESN’T TARGET THE REAL SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM.>>Reporter: IT WAS STEPHANIE RAYMOND’S OWN STORY WHICH SPARKED THE CRACKDOWN. SHE AND OTHER VICTIMS SAY THAT THE PROBLEM IS ONE OF CULTURE AND TRAINING. CHANGING THAT CULTURE WAS AT THE HEART OF A 2015 REPORT BY THE FORMER SUPREME COURT JUSTICE MARIE DESCHAMPS. SOME SAY THAT IT’S TIME FOR PARLIAMENT TO TAKE AWAY THE MILITARY’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR POLICING ITSELF AND TO HAND IT OVER TO CIVILIANS. MURRAY BREWSTER, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Rosemary: PROGRESS IS BEING MADE TO RENEW THE CANADIAN COAST GUARD FLEET. THE LIBERALS MADE A BIG SHOW OF THAT ON TWO COASTS TODAY, ALONG WITH A PROMISE TO OPEN UP NEW SHIPBUILDING TO COMPETITION. THE STRATEGY IS MEANT TO TAKE POLITICS OUT OF THESE MAJOR PROCUREMENT PROJECTS, BUT AS DAVID COCHRANE EXPLAINS, THERE WAS SOMETHING ABOUT TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS THAT CAUGHT THE EYE.>>Reporter: JUSTIN TRUDEAU MADE THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT IN VANCOUVER WHERE 16 SHIPS WILL BE BUILT IN LOCAL YARDS.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: CANADA HAS THE WORLD’S LONGEST COASTLINE AND CANADIANS KNOW THAT IT’S ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL THAT WE PROTECT IT.>>Reporter: BERNADETTE JORDAN MADE AN ECHO ANNOUNCEMENT IN NOVA SCOTIA WHERE TWO SHIPS WILL BE BUILT.>>THIS MEANS MORE JOBS, MORE OPPORTUNITIES, AND MORE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR OUR REGION.>>Reporter: IT’S BILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND THOUSANDS OF JOBS, A JOLT FOR THE COAST GUARD, A JOLT FOR THE LIBERALS IN KEY CITIES IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION. HALIFAX AND VANCOUVER ARE THE PILLARS OF CANADA’S NATIONAL SHIPBUILDING STRATEGY. THE GOVERNMENT’S GO-TO YARDS FOR LARGE SHIPS. BUT THESE SHIPS AND FUTURE COAST GUARD NEEDS WILL BE MORE THAN THEY CAN HANDLE. SO EXPANSION IS NEEDED.>> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: SO WE’RE ALSO STARTING A COMPETITIVE PROCESS FOR A THIRD YARD.>>Reporter: THE GOVERNMENT INSISTS IT’S AN OPEN COMPETITION. SO HOW DOES IT EXPLAIN THIS…>>[Speaking French]>>Reporter: QUÉBEC’S DAVIE SHIPYARD WASN’T PART OF TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS BUT THE QUÉBEC CABINET MINISTER HAD A NEWS CONFERENCE ANYWAY IN FRONT OF A COAST GUARD SHIP WITH THE COAST GUARD PERSONNEL TO PRO DAVIES AS THAT THIRD YARD…>>[Speaking French]>>Reporter: IT WAS A GOVERNMENT ORGANIZED NEWS CONFERENCE INVOLVING COAST GUARD EMPLOYEES TO PROMOTE THE AMBITIONS OF A PRIVATE COMPANY TO WIN A GOVERNMENT CONTRACT. BUT THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE SAYS THAT HE DID NOTHING WRONG BECAUSE HE DIDN’T SAY THAT DAVIE BECAUSE HE DIDN’T SAY THAT DAVIE WOULD BE THE THIRD SHIPYARD, SIMPLY THAT IT SHOULD BE. DAVID COCHRANE, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Rosemary: OKAY, LET’S GO SOUTH OF THE BORDER NOW, IAN, WHERE THE POLITICAL DIVISIONS IN WASHINGTON IMPOSSIBLY GOT EVEN DEEPER TODAY?>>Ian: AND, ROSEMARY, THE U.S. PRESIDENT ABRUPTLY WALKING OUT OF A MEETING WITH DEMOCRATIC LEADERS. DONALD TRUMP SAID HE WON’T WORK WITH THEM AS LONG AS THEY’RE INVESTIGATING HIM. HE CHARACTERIZED IT AS PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT, BUT WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT, THE SCRUTINY MAY GET WORSE. AS ELLEN MAURO TELLS US, PRESSURE IS MOUNTING FOR A POSSIBLE IMPEACHMENT EFFORT.>>Reporter: A DAY OF POSSIBLE BIPARTISANSHIP DESCENDED INTO ANIMOSITY.>>President Donald Trump: INSTEAD OF WALKING HAPPILY INTO A MEETING I WALK INTO LOOKING AT PEOPLE THAT HAVE JUST SAID THAT I WAS DOING A COVER-UP. I DON’T DO COVER-UPS.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP STORMED OUT ON DEMOCRATIC LEADERS AND SET OFF BY THE EARLIER COMMENTS BY THE HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI.>>AND I BELIEVE THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WAS ENGAGED IN A COVER-UP.>>Reporter: THE SIGN ON THE PODIUM, IT SAYS “NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION,” AND PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FEELINGS ON WORKING WITH THE DEMOCRATS?>>President Donald Trump: YOU CAN’T DO IT UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES. SO GET THESE PHONY INVESTIGATIONS OVER WITH.>>Reporter: THAT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN ANYTIME SOON. WHAT WAS ONCE A FEW DEMOCRATIC VOICES CALLING FOR TRUMP’S IMPEACHMENT IS SLOWLY TURNING INTO A CHORUS.>>WE NEED TO UPHOLD THE RULE OF LAW.>>>IT’S A QUESTION OF WHEN, NOT IF.>>AND THE QUESTION GETS STRONGER THE MORE THEY STONEWALL CONGRESS.>>Reporter: YESTERDAY PRESIDENT TRUMP BLOCKED DON McGAHN FROM TESTIFYING TO THE HOUSE JUDICIARIY COMMITTEE. THEY SEE HIM AS A STAR WITNESS ON WHETHER THE PRESIDENT COMMITTED OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. SO FAR PELOSI IS RELUCTANT TO USE THE “I” WORD AND TODAY THAT CHANGED.>>THIS PRESIDENT IS OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE AND HE’S ENGAGED IN A COVER-UP. AND THAT COULD BE AN IMPPEACHABLE OFFENSE.>>HALF OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC SAYS, LOOK, CONGRESS SHOULD NOT IMPEACH…>>Reporter: BUT THIS DEMOCRATIC POLLSTER IS URGING CAUTION. HE SAYS THAT THE COUNTRY ISN’T THERE — NOT YET.>>I WOULD TELL THEM TO MOVE PRUDENTLY, DON’T JUMP INTO IT, BUT CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE TRAIL OF WHAT’S THERE.>>Reporter: THE QUANDARY FOR DEMOCRATS IS WHETHER PURSUING IMPEACHMENT WILL HELP THEM IN 2020 OR WILL IT HURT THEM BY GALVANIZING THE PRESIDENT’S SUPPORTERS? THE CALCULATIONS AS ALWAYS WILL BE POLITICAL. ELLEN MAURO, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Ian: HERE’S SOME OF THE OTHER STORIES THAT WE’RE FOLLOWING TONIGHT…>>>QUÉBEC CITY POLICE ARE SPEAKING WITH WITNESSES AFTER A CAR SLAMMED INTO A CAFÉ. IT HAPPENED DURING THE LUNCH HOUR. WITNESSES SAY THAT TWO VEHICLES COLLIDED AT A BUSY INTERSECTION. AND THEN ONE CONTINUED THROUGH THE RESTAURANT’S FRONT WINDOW. 12 PEOPLE WERE INJURED, INCLUDING BOTH DRIVERS, AND THREE PEOPLE HAVE INJURIES DESCRIBED AS SERIOUS.>>>POLICE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA ARE HOPING THAT WITNESSES HAVE MORE INFORMATION AFTER A BIZARRE INCIDENT THAT LEFT A 13-YEAR-OLD SKIER WITH A SERIOUS BRAIN INJURY. THE BOY, MAX KIER, AND AN UNIDENTIFIED MAN SWERVED TO AVOID EACH OTHER WHILE SKIING DOWN GROUSE MOUNTAIN BACK IN MARCH. MAX’S FATHER SAID THAT THE MAN THEN THRUST A SKI POLE AT THE BOY’S HEAD WITH ENOUGH FORCE TO PUNCTURE HIS BRAIN.>>WHEN THE DOCTOR ON CALL SHOWED ME THE C.T. SCAN AND I SAW THE FRAGMENTS AND I SAW THE HOLE IN HIS SKULL AND THE POOL OF BLOOD IN HIS BRAIN, YOU FREAK OUT AS A PARENT.>>Ian: MAX SPENT FOUR DAYS IN INTENSIVE CARE AND EIGHT WEEKS AFTER THE INCIDENT HE’S BACK AT SCHOOL FOR JUST ONE HOUR A DAY.>>Adrienne: WHEN IT COMES TO BRITISH POLITICS THESE DAYS, IT’S ALMOST AS IF THERE’S TWO UNSTOPPABLE ZOMBIES — THE BREXIT DEBATE AND BRITISH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY. DOUBT THEM, DELAY THEM, ATTACK THEM, AND, STILL, THEY JUST MARCH ON. TONIGHT MAY IS BUNKERED IN 10 DOWNING, POLITICALLY DEAD. SHE ASKED PARLIAMENT TO SUPPORT ANOTHER VERSION OF HER SCORNED BREXIT DEAL, INSTEAD M.P.s FROM BOTH PARTIES REJECTED IT. AS THOMAS DAIGLE SHOWS US, THEY PROMPTLY PLOTTED YET AGAIN HOW TO GET RID OF HER.>>Question: IS IT TIME TO GO, PRIME MINISTER?>>Reporter: HEADING TO WORK IN THE MORNING OR LEAVING DOWNING STREET FOR GOOD, THERESA MAY NOW UNDER MORE PRESSURE THAN EVER TO QUIT.>>(Speaker of the House): THE STATE 34E7B9 OF THE PRIME MINISTER.>>Reporter: BUT SHE STILL IS SELLING HER REVISED BREXIT PLAN AS WHAT’S BEST FOR BRITAIN.>>REJECT IT AND ALL WE HAVE TO HAVE IS DIVISION AND DEADLOCK.>>Reporter: THE GOVERNMENT BENCHES RATHER EMPTY FOR SUCH AN IMPORTANT DEBATE.>>MY GOODNESS, TALK ABOUT IGNORING REALITY. PRIME MINISTER, LOOK AT THE BENCHES BEHIND YOU.>>Reporter: AN INDICATION TO THE OPPOSITION THAT THE PRIME MINISTER HAS FULLY LOST HER GRIP ON POWER. HER DEMISE WAS ACCELERATED WHEN SHE WAS REACHED OUT TO ANTI-BREXIT M.P.s LIKE OPENING UP THE DOOR TO A SECOND REFERENDUM.>>I RECOGNIZE THE GENUINE AND THE SINCERE SENSE OF FEELING ACROSS THE HOUSE ON THIS IMPORTANT ISSUE.>>Reporter: THAT LED TO CLOSED DOOR TORY MEETINGS TODAY ON HOW BEST TO OUST HER. AND PUBLIC CALLS TO STEP ASIDE FROM PREVIOUSLY FAITHFUL ALLIES.>>I THINK THAT WE NEED A NEW LEADER. AND IT’S REALLY SAD.>>WE ONLY HAVE A FEW MONTHS LEFT UNTIL THE DEADLINE OF THE 31st OF OCTOBER AND WE NEED A NEW LEADER AND A NEW TEAM TO BE ABLE TO DELIVER THAT.>>Reporter: BUT WHO COULD THAT BE? LEADERSHIP CONTENDERS STAYED CONSPICUOUSLY SILENT.>>WELL, I’M LOOKING VERY CAREFULLY AT THE LEGISLATION TODAY AS THE LEADERS COME. THAT’S MY JOB. AND MAKING SURE THAT IT DELIVERS BREXIT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Reporter: HOURS LATER SHE KISSED MAY’S CABINET GOODBYE, AND SET UP WITH THE PRIME MINISTER’S UNPOPULAR BREXIT PLAN. MAY WILL LEAD HER CONSERVATIVES INTO TOMORROW’S PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS. A DISASTROUS RESULT IS EXPECTED AND IT COULD MEAN THAT SHE’S FORCED OUT OF DOWNING STREET WITHIN DAYS. THOMAS DAIGLE, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Adrienne: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”… WE’LL HAVE MORE ON THE LATEST BREXIT TURMOIL IN OUR “DISPATCH” TONIGHT, THIS TIME THROUGH THE LENS OF THE E.U. ELECTIONS.>>Rosemary: AND LATER AS INDIA WAITS FOR ITS OWN ELECTION RESULTS WE HEAR FROM AUTHOR ARUNDHATI ROY.>>Ian: BUT FIRST, EXPLAINING THE INCREASED HEART ATTACK RISKS FOR WOMEN.>>WE LIKE TO REFER TO MEN HAVING A SORT OF A HOLLYWOOD HEART ATTACK WHERE THEY CLUTCH THEIR CHEST AND START TO SWEAT AND EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT THEY’RE HAVING A HEART ATTACK. WOMEN CAN HAVE THOSE SYMPTOMS BUT THEY CAN ALSO PRESENT WITH DIFFERENT SYMPTOMS THAT MAY BE OVERLOOKED. (*)>>Ian: HEART DISEASE IS OFTEN VIEWED AS A MEN’S HEALTH PROBLEM, MAYBE BECAUSE THEY’RE MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER A HEART ATTACK THAN WOMEN. BUT WOMEN ARE MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM ONE AND A NEW STUDY HELPS EXPLAIN WHY. AS VIK ADHOPIA EXPLAINS, RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND THAT WOMEN THAT HAVE CARDIAC ARREST ARE LESS LIKELY TO BE RESUSCITATED BY A BY-STANDER.>>Reporter: IT CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE AT ANY TIME. FOR MELISSA DUNLAY IT WAS AT THE DENTIST’S OFFICE. SHE COLLAPSED ON THE OFFICE FLOOR FROM CARDIAC ARREST. THE OFFICE STAFF MOVED QUICKLY.>>THEY NOTICED THAT I WASN’T BREATHING AND GOT OUT THE A.D. MACHINE AND STARTED C.P.R. WHICH I WAS SHOCKED FIVE TIMES IN THE OFFICE AND FOUR MORE IN THE AMBULANCE.>>Reporter: CARDIAC ARREST OCCURS WHEN THE HEART’S ELECTRICAL IMPULSES ARE KNOCKED OUT OF RHYTHM AND THE HEART STOPS BEATING. ACCORDING TO A DUTCH STUDY OF NEARLY 6,000 MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAD A CARDIAC ARREST OUTSIDE OF A HOSPITAL, BY-STANDERS TRIED TO RESUSCITATE 73% OF MEN, BUT ONLY 68% OF WOMEN. 55% OF MEN HAD ENOUGH HEART RHYTHM PRESENT THAT THEY COULD BE SHOCKED WITH A DEFIBRILLATOR. ONLY 33% OF WOMEN DID. AND MOST STRIKING, WHILE 20% OF MEN HAD RECOVERED ENOUGH TO MAKE IT OUT OF HOSPITAL, ONLY 12% OF WOMEN DID.>>SO WHAT WE OBSERVED IS THAT THE LOWER RATE OF SURVIVAL IN WOMEN IS IN LARGE PART ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE FACT THAT THE SHOCK WORKED LESS OFTEN IN WOMEN.>>Reporter: FOR CARDIAC ARREST, TIMING MEANS SURVIVAL. A PERSON ONLY HAS FIVE TO 10 MINUTES BEFORE THERE’S LASTING DAMAGE OR DEATH. WHILE HEART ATTACK IS THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF CARDIAC ARREST, GENETIC DISORDERS OR OTHER CONDITIONS COULD ALSO TRIGGER IT.>>A WOMAN IS FIVE TIMES AS LIKELY TO DIE FROM A HEART ATTACK THAN BREAST CANCER, FOR EXAMPLE.>>Reporter: THIS CARDIOLOGIST SAYS THAT THE DUTCH STUDY SHOWS THE NEED FOR MORE RESEARCH INTO HOW WOMEN’S HEARTS BEHAVE DIFFERENTLY THAN MEN’S. WOMEN ARE PORE LIKELY TO FLATLINE QUICKER SO THEY’RE LESS LIKELY TO SURVIVE THAN MEN.>>SO WE LIKE TO REFER TO MEN HAVING A SORT OF HOLLYWOOD HEART ATTACK, WHERE THEY CLUTCH THEIR CHEST AND START TO SWEAT AND EVERYBODY KNOWS THEY’RE HAVING A HEART ATTACK. WOMEN CAN HAVE THOSE SYMPTOMS BUT THEY CAN ALSO PRESENT WITH DIFFERENT SYMPTOMS THAT MAY BE OVERLOOKED.>>Reporter: FORTUNATELY FOR MELISSA DUNLAY, HER SYMPTOMS WEREN’T, AND THAT SAVED HER LIFE. VIK ADHOPIA, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Rosemary: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”… IN MANY PARTS OF CANADA SPRING THIS YEAR IS MORE OF A STATE OF MIND, ESPECIALLY IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN NEWFOUNDLAND. WE CHECK IN WITH LOCALS AND TOURISTS DEALING WITH THE LATEST DOSE OF WINTRY WEATHER. I DON’T KNOW.>>Adrienne: AND UP NEXT IN OUR “DISPATCH FROM LONDON” WE EXPLAIN WHY NIGEL FARAGE’S BREXIT PARTY WANTS TO END THE EUROPEAN UNION SO THEY CAN VOTE BRITAIN OUT.>>Reporter: AFTER ALL THESE YEARS THOUGH WHY DON’T YOU ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY IN THE MESS THAT BREXIT HAS BECOME?>>BECAUSE I’M NOT THERESA MAY AND I HAVEN’T LIED TO THE BRITISH PEOPLE. I WANT THIS TO BE INDEPENDENT AS YOU ARE. YOU WOULD NOT WANT NAFTA TO BECOME A POLITICAL UNION AND (*)>>THE CHALLENGES WE FACE ARE GLOBAL. BUT TOGETHER IN EUROPE WE CAN MEET THE CHALLENGE.>>Adrienne: THIS AD ENCOURAGES EUROPEANS TO VOTE IN THIS WEEK’S E.U. ELECTIONS HAS BEEN VIEWED TENS OF MILLIONS OF TIMES.>>TODAY I AM BEING BORN. CHOOSE THE EUROPE YOU WANT ME TO GROW UP IN.>>Adrienne: THE FUTURE THE E.U. IS CLEARLY AT STAKE. NATIONALISTS POPULISM IS SURGING IN A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES AND SO THOSE ARE THE PARTIES BIDDING TO CONTROL THE AGENDA. THEY ARE PROJECTED TO TAKE A THIRD OF THE SEATS, LEADING POLLS IN FRANCE. AND ITALY… AND BRITAIN.>>A MAJORITY WANT BREXIT FINISHED SO WE CAN GET ON WITH THE REST OF OUR LIVES.>>HERE, HERE.>>Adrienne: WHERE NIGEL FARAGE’S PARTY AIMS TO GET TO THE E.U. PARLIAMENT IN BRUSSELS ON A VERY SIMPLE MESSAGE — THAT IT REALLY SHOULDN’T BE THERE. FARAGE’S POLITICAL BRAND IS BREXIT. HIS FORMER POLITICAL HOME, THE U.K. INDEPENDENCE PARTY, HELPED TO FORCE THE LAST TORY P.M. TO HOLD THE BREXIT REFERENDUM IN THE FIRST PLACE. NOW HIS NEW AND APTLY NAMED PARTY, BREXIT, WANTS INTO THE E.U. PARLIAMENT SIMPLY TO TAKE BRITAIN OUT. THOMAS DAIGLE LOOKS AT THE U.K.’S EUROPEAN VOTE IN THIS “DISPATCH FROM LONDON.”>>CHEERS.>>THANK YOU, NIGEL.>>Reporter: FROM BREXIT CHAMPION TO POLITICAL PARIAH.>>NIGEL? NIGEL, OVER HERE!>>Reporter: NOW HE’S BASKING IN THE LIMELIGHT AGAIN.>>WELL DONE, YOU.>>Reporter: WILL NIGEL FARAGE PUT HIS STAMP ON BRITAIN’S FUTURE? HIS SUPPORTERS BELIEVE IT. THE GOVERNMENT FEARS IT.>>EITHER YOU LISTEN TO US AND DELIVER BREXIT OR THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION WE WILL COME AND REPLACE YOU.>>Reporter: FOR WEEKS FARAGE HAS BEEN CRISS-CROSSING THE COUNTRY AND PROMOTING HIS UPSTART BREXIT PARTY. AN EASY NAME TO REMEMBER, WITH A NEW PARTY WITH NO OTHER POLICIES BUT TO PUSH FOR A HARD E.U. EXIT.>>NONE OF THIS SHOULD BE HAPPENING. WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT THE EUROPEAN UNION. THIS IS A FULLOUT BATTLE AGAINST THE ESTABLISHMENT… ARE YOU WITH US?>>YES!>>Reporter: HIS FANS HANG ON EVERY WORD.>>HE’S AMAZING TO US.>>HE’S AN INSPIRATION.>>AND THERE’S A HUGE DEMAND FOR THE BREXIT PARTY. THAT’S WHAT WE’RE HERE DOING.>>Reporter: THE FIRST BRITISH POLITICIAN TO MEET DONALD TRUMP AFTER HIS ELECTION, FARAGE EMBRACES A SORT OF NATIONALIST POPULISM, CASTING HIMSELF AS AN EVERYDAY ENGLISHMAN WHILE BANKROLLED BY MILLIONAIRES. THEN THERE’S THE ACCUSATIONS OF XENOPHOBIA, UNDERLINED BY HIS INFAMOUS BREXIT CAMPAIGN AD FEATURING A LINEUP OF MOSTLY NON-WHITE MIGRANTS. HE’S HARDLY EVERYONE’S CUP OF TEA AS SHOWN WHEN HE WAS DOUSED IN MILKSHAKE…>>STAND BACK…>>Reporter: AND LEFT SEETHING. [laughter]>>GIVE HIM A HUGE WELCOME, IT IS MR. NIGEL FARAGE.>>Reporter: THE LONG-TIME FACE OF THE U.K.’S INDEPENDENCE PARTY, HE WAS A BREXITEER BEFORE THE WORD “BREXIT” EXISTED. AFTER ALL OF THESE YEARS THOUGH WHY DON’T YOU ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY IN THE MESS THAT BREXIT HAS BECOME?>>BECAUSE I’M NOT THERESA MAY AND I HAVE NOT LIED TO THE BRITISH PEOPLE. I WANT THIS TO BE INDEPENDENT. I MEAN, YOU WOULD NOT WANT — YOU WOULD NOT WANT NAFTA TO BECOME A POLITICAL UNION AND HAVE MEXICO TELL YOU HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIVES IN CANADA. IF YOU PUT THAT TO THE CANADIAN PEOPLE THEY’D BE APPALLED AT THE IDEA. THAT’S WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO US.>>Reporter: FARAGE HAS COME TO ESSEX COUNTY, ENGLAND. THREE YEARS AGO 62% OF VOTERS HERE CHOSE TO LEAVE THE E.U., MAKING IT FERTILE GROUND NOW FOR THE BREXIT PARTY.>>WE WANTED TO LEAVE AND THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT IS NOT HONOURING THAT DEMOCRATIC VOTE.>>I DON’T WANT TO BE ONE EUROPEAN COUNTRY WHERE IT’S ALL DICTATED BY POLITICIANS. I DON’T.>>Reporter: THAT’S THE SENTIMENT FARAGE IS TAPPING INTO, DISMAY OVER THE BREXIT DEADLOCK AND ANGER TOWARDS THE GOVERNMENT. BUT WILL IT WORK?>>HE’S A DISTURBING INFLUENCE, QUITE FRANKLY, WITH HIS FAR-RIGHT AGENDA. I DON’T THINK THAT WE NEED HIM.>>HE’S STIRRING UP POLITICS, SO, YEAH, THAT CAN ONLY BE A GOOD THING I THINK.>>IT’S NOT THAT HE’S JUST SO WONDERFUL, IT’S JUST THAT HE’S THE BEST OF THE BAD BUNCH.>>Reporter: BRITONS ARE ABOUT TO VOTE IN EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS. IT’S HARD TO TELL, THERE ARE NO CAMPAIGN SIGNS TO BE SEEN, ONLY THESE FLIERS SHOWING UP IN THE MAIL. KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS WAS THE VOTE THAT WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN. BRITAIN CHOSE TO LEAVE THE E.U. AND GIVE UP ITS SEATS IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT. THE PRIME MINISTER SAID SO MANY TIMES.>>I’M ASKING YOU TO VOTE IN EUROPEAN ELECTIONS NEARLY THREE YEARS AFTER OUR COUNTRY DECIDED TO LEAVE. WHAT KIND OF MESSAGE WOULD THAT SEND?>>Reporter: BUT THAT WAS THEN… AND THIS IS NOW. THERESA MAY LAUNCHING THE TORY ELECTION CAMPAIGN, ALBEIT HALF-HEARTEDLY TO NO APPLAUSE.>>NEXT THURSDAY WE’LL BE HOLDING EUROPEAN ELECTIONS. THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY DIDN’T WANT TO BE FIGHTING THESE. (*)>>THIS WAS THE CAMPAIGN THAT NOBODY EXPECTED TO HAPPEN.>>Reporter: NOBODY EXPECTED IT, LEAST OF ALL HIM.>>TO PUT IT ALL BEHIND YOU.>>Reporter: CHARLES TANNICK, A CONSERVATIVE MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT FOR 20 YEARS. HE’S A VETERAN OF THESE CAMPAIGNS BUT NONE QUITE LIKE THIS.>>CERTAINLY SOME CONSERVATIVES ARE BREXITEERS AND FEEL VERY FRUSTRATED THAT THE LEAVE HASN’T BEEN DELIVERED AFTER THREE YEARS. DON’T KICK MISS MAY, SHE’S DOING HER VERY BEST AT THE MOMENT TO TRY TO FIND A COMPROMISE, TO GET IT THROUGH THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.>>Reporter: BREXIT HAS WOUNDED BRITAIN’S TWO RULING PARTIES — THE RULING TORIES AND THE OPPOSITION LABOUR. BOTH ARE BLAMED FOR BUNGLING THE E.U. DIVORCE, OPENING UP THE DOOR FOR SMALLER PARTIES TO MAKE GAINS. JUST ASK THE COUNTRY’S TOP POLLING GURU JOHN CURTICE.>>VOTERS ARE STRUGGLING TO RETAIN THEIR LOYALTY TO POLITICAL PARTIES APPARENTLY THAT EITHER CAN’T DELIVER OR CANNOT EXPLAIN WHY THEY STAND ON BREXIT. WE WOULD NOT BE EXTRAORDINARILY SURPRISED IF THE BREXIT PARTY DOESN’T EMERGE AS THE SINGLE MOST POPULAR PARTY IN THESE ELECTIONS.>>Reporter: NOT TO BE OUTDONE THOUGH THERE ARE THOSE CAMPAIGNING JUST AS HARD FOR THE OTHER SIDE. THE PRO-EUROPEANS LIKE “CHANGE U.K.,” THE INDEPENDENT GROUP. YES, THAT’S A MOUTHFUL. THEY’RE A COALITION OF SORTS, FORMED TO FIGHT BREXIT, WITH MANY SUPPORTERS WHO DESERTED THE MAIN PARTIES LIKE CAROLE TONGUE, A FORMER LABOUR LAWMAKER.>>THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SAY THAT WE WANT TO STAY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION.>>Reporter: ROUGHLY HALF OF THE VOTERS DO STILL WANT TO STAY IN THE E.U. THE PROBLEM IS THAT PRO REMAIN PARTIES ARE SPLITTING THE VOTE. WITH THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS, THE GREENS, THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY AND CHANGE U.K. AMONG THOSE ALL CAMPAIGNING TO STOP BREXIT. CONFUSING INDEED.>>MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT. VOTE NEXT WEEK AND STOP BREXIT.>>ARE YOU VOTING?>>ARE YOU INTERESTED IN STOPPING BREXIT?>>Reporter: THAT MAKES IT ALL THE MORE DIFFICULT FOR VOLUNTEERS LIKE BROTHERS ALI AND AMIR, CANVASSING FOR A CHANGED U.K. THEY’RE PRESENTING THESE ELECTIONS AS A KEY TO A SECOND REFERENDUM.>>IF IT WAS WORKING WE WOULDN’T BE IN THIS MESS.>>Reporter: CONVINCED THAT BRITAIN SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO CHANGE ITS MIND THE WAY THAT AMIR DID. HE VOTED OUT BUT NOW WANTS TO STAY IN AND THEY’RE BOTH FRUSTRATED.>>WE SHOULD BE DISCUSSING UNEMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL WELFARE AND HOUSING.>>PEOPLE HAVE INSECURITY THAT HAS CLOUDED THIS COUNTRY IS KEEPING THEM GOING AND PEOPLE DON’T KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.>>PASS THESE OUT.>>Reporter: THE CROWDS KEEP LINING UP TO SEE NIGEL FARAGE AND HEAR HIS POPULIST RHETORIC.>>NIGEL! NIGEL!>>Announcer: PLEASE WELCOME TO THE STAGE NIGEL FARAGE. [Cheers and Applause]>>Reporter: HIS BREXIT PARTY IS STILL FAR AWAY FROM FORMING GOVERNMENT BUT COULD VERY WELL INFLUENCE POLICY.>>WHEN YOU HAVE GIVEN US THE NUMBERS WE WILL BE EITHER BE WITH A DEAL WITHIN TWO DAYS OR A WEEK.>>WE WERE ONCE GREAT AND WE CAN BE AGAIN.>>Reporter: VOTERS ARE ANGRY, GIVING FARAGE MORE CLOUT THAN EVER. BUT HOW WILL THAT ANGER SHAPE THE FUTURE?>>NIGEL! NIGEL! NIGEL!>>Robyn: THOMAS DAIGLE, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Rosemary: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”… A CONVERSATION WITH RENOWNED AUTHOR ARUNDHATI ROY ABOUT THE ELECTIONS IN INDIA, THE RISE OF FAKE NEWS AND HER OPPOSITION TO NARENDRA MODI.>>THE MOST TERRIFYING THING ABOUT THIS ELECTION IS THAT WHILE PEOPLE LIKE ME AND INDIVIDUALS ARE TALKING ABOUT THE CHANGE AND ARE TALKING ABOUT THIS, NO POLITICAL PARTY HAS.>>Ian: BUT FIRST HERE’S A LOOK AT AN INTERVIEW THAT WE’LL HAVE SUNDAY NIGHT ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>I RECENTLY SAT DOWN WITH CHRIS WILEY, THE WHRIFTEL BLOWER BEHIND THE CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA SCANDAL. BACK IN HIS HOME PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, WHILE HE’S URGING VIGILANCE ON HOW FACEBOOK AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA CAN MANIPULATE OPINIONS AND POLITICS. HERE’S A PREVIEW…>>YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU LOOK AT HOW FACEBOOK RESPONDED TO THE MASS MURDERS IN NEW ZEALAND, RIGHT, AND THEY SAY THIS EVERY SINGLE TIME — WE BUILD THESE THINGS AND THEY’RE GLOBAL AND IT’S REALLY COMPLICATED. AND THINGS HAPPEN, RIGHT, AND WE’RE REALLY SORRY THEY DO. BUT IT’S REALLY COMPLICATED. FOR ME WHEN I HEAR THAT I HEAR, YOU KNOW, A COMPANY LIKE BOEING SAY, YEAH, WELL, AEROSPACE ENGINEERING IS REALLY COMPLICATED AND SOMETIMES THE PLANES FALL OUT OF THE SKY, RIGHT? WE WOULD NOT TOLERATE THAT. SO, YOU KNOW, FOR ME FACEBOOK’S DEFENSE IS THE BEST ARGUMENT TO SAY WHY WE SHOULD BE REGULATING THEM BECAUSE IT IS COMPLICATED. SO WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT THEY PERFORM DUE DILIGENCE ON THEIR PRODUCTS BEFORE THEY RELEASE THEM TO THE PUBLIC. (*) (*)>>Ian: MICHAEL AVENATTI HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH STEALING FROM HIGH-PROFILE CLIENT STORMY DANIELS. NEW YORK PROSECUTORS SAY THAT THE LAWYER TOOK ABOUT $300,000 FROM THE ADVANCE OF DANIEL’S BOOK CONTRACT. THEY ALLEGE THAT HE USED THAT MONEY TO PAY PERSONAL AND BUSINESS EXPENSES, HALF OF WHICH HE HAS PAID BACK. AVENATTI DENIED THE ALLEGATIONS ON TWITTER.>>>A POLICE OFFICER FROM SOUTHERN ONTARIO ALLEGEDLY SHOT BY A COLLEAGUE IS NOW HIMSELF FACING CHARGES. INVESTIGATORS SAY THAT CONSTABLE NATHAN PARKER RESISTED ARREST AND ASSAULTED AN OFFICER WITH A WEAPON DURING AN ALTERCATION LAST NOVEMBER. THAT LED TO HIM BEING SHOT AND INJURED. NO DETAILS HAVE BEEN RELEASED ON WHY PARKER WAS RESISTING ARREST IN THE FIRST PLACE.>>IF NEEDED MY MINISTERS WILL TAKE LEGAL ACTION TO PROTECT ALBERTANS FROM A FEDERAL CARBON TAX.>>Ian: WELL, NO SURPRISES IN TODAY’S THRONE SPEECH FROM THE NEW ALBERTA GOVERNMENT. THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR LAID OUT THE UNITED CONSERVATIVE PARTY’S PLANS FOR THIS SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE. AS JASON KENNEY PROMISED THROUGH THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN THAT THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS TO REPEAL THE PROVINCIAL CARBON TAX.>>>CANADA HAS HIRED A COMPANY TO BRING DOZENS OF CONTAINERS OF ROTTING GARBAGE BACK FROM THE PHILIPPINES. THE MINISTER OF THE ENVIRONMENT SAYS THAT THE TRASH WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE END OF JUNE, TREATED, AND DISPOSED OF BY THE END OF SUMMER. IT’S EXPECTED TO COST MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS. THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMING HOURS AFTER THE PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT ORDERED HIS GOVERNMENT TO HIRE A PRIVATE SHIPPING COMPANY TO SEND THE CONTAINERS TO CANADIAN WATERS.>>>POLICE FIRED RUBBER BULLETS AT PROTESTERS DURING A SECOND NIGHT OF DEMONSTRATIONS IN INDONESIA. THE CLASHES THEN ESCALATED WITH OFFICERS USING TEAR GAS AND WATER BOMBING. THE RIOTS ARE IN RESPONSE TO THIS WEEK’S ELECTION RESULT WITH THE PRESIDENT JOKO WIDODO RE-ELECTED. HIS CHALLENGER CLAIMS THAT THERE WAS CHEATING.>>Rosemary: TOMORROW THE WORLD’S LARGEST DEMOCRACY FINDS OUT WHO WILL LEAD IT FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. EXIT POLLS POINT TO A SECOND TERM FOR THIS MAN, THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI AND HIS PARTY. THE ACCLAIMED NOVELIST ARUNDHATI ROY IS A PROMINENT AND PERSISTENT CRITIC OF BOTH MODI AND THE NATIONALIST ORGINISATION BEHIND HIS RULING PARTY. ON MAY 12th, ROY WAS IN NEW YORK TO GIVE THE ARTHUR MILLER FREEDOM TO WRITE LECTURE. AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT, THAT WAS VOTING DAY IN HER HOME CITY OF NEW DELHI. NAHLAH AYED SPOKE TO ROY IN NEW DELHI AND SHE BEGAN BY ASKING WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO MISS THAT VOTE.>>Reporter: I KNOW THAT YOU WERE HAPPY TO BE THERE, IT WAS OBVIOUS. BUT I WONDER HOW IT FELT NOT BEING ABLE TO VOTE GIVEN HOW MUCH YOU CARE ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE?>>WELL, I WAS SAD ABOUT IT ALTHOUGH REALLY STRICTLY I HAVE BEEN VOTING AGAINST THESE PEOPLE FOR 20 YEARS IN MY WRITING, YOU KNOW. AND I THINK THAT EVEN THAT TALK THAT I GAVE WHICH WAS PUBLISHED EVERYWHERE, IT’S WORTH MORE THAN JUST MY STANDING IN LINE AND VOTING, YOU KNOW? SO I THINK THAT IF I WASN’T A WRITER AND IF I DIDN’T KNOW THAT MY WORK WAS SO WIDELY READ I WOULD HAVE FELT REALLY BAD BECAUSE THAT WOULD HAVE — MY VOTE WOULD HAVE MEANT SOMETHING HUGE TO ME. NOW I KNOW THAT, IN A WAY, I DID VOTE BY GIVING THAT TALK. WELL, I DON’T BELIEVE THEM. I CAN’T TELL WHETHER I’M JUST BEING DELUSIONAL OR STUBBORNLY RIDICULOUS, YOU KNOW. BUT I THINK THAT THEY’RE GOING TO LOSE. I MEAN, I THINK THAT I’M GOING TO WIN. I DON’T. MY INSTINCTS IS THAT THE EXIT POLLS ARE WRONG. BUT MAYBE I’M WRONG, YOU KNOW. MAYBE ONE’S SO ANXIOUS THAT ONE CAN’T JUST CAN’T BELIEVE IT. I DON’T KNOW.>>FAKE NEWS IS NOT NEW. I MEAN, IT WAS FOUGHT ON THE BASIS OF FAKE NEWS AND NEWSPAPERS WHICH CALL THEMSELVES REAL AND GENUINE. AND THE FAKE NEWS IS SOMETHING WHICH HAS BEEN EXTREMELY TROUBLING. I MEAN FAKE NEWS HAS LED TO LYNCHINGS AND SO ON HERE, WE HAVEN’T SPOKEN ABOUT THE LYNCHING. BUT THE THING IS… IT IS, YOU KNOW, ACTUALLY THIS WHOLE “HINDUTVA” PROJECT, IT’S TRYING TO CARVE OUT A POLITICAL MAJORITY FROM A SOCIETY THAT DOESN’T HAVE A MAJORITY. EVERY INDIAN ACTUALLY IS A MEMBER OF A MINORITY IN SOME WAY: CASTE, OR ETHNICITY OR RELIGION, OR LANGUAGE. EVERY ONE OF US IS ACTUALLY A MINORITY. SO YOU TRY TO MAKE — TO CONFECT — A MAJORITY, AND THE INCLUSION — AS WELL AS THE EXCLUSION — RESULTS IN A GREAT DEAL OF VIOLENCE.>>Reporter: YOU SAID PUBLICLY THAT YOU’RE OFTEN CALLED AN ANTI-NATIONAL. WHY ARE YOU CALLED THAT?>>WHY AM I CALLED THAT? I HAVE BEEN CALLED THAT WITH NOW ANYONE WHO DISAGREES, AND NOW IT’S LIKE ANYONE WHO DOESN’T VOTE FOR MODI, THE MOST TERRIFYING THING ABOUT THIS ELECTION IS THAT WHILE PEOPLE LIKE ME AND INDIVIDUALS ARE TALKING ABOUT THE LYNCHINGS AND ARE TALKING ABOUT COMMUNISM, NO POLITICAL PARTY HAS BECAUSE EVERYBODY’S FRIGHTENED OF LOSING THE HINDU VOTE. RIGHT? SO EVERYBODY IS SORT OF TIPTOEING AROUND WHAT IS REALLY SITTING THERE AND LOOKING AT YOU IN ABSOLUTE HORROR.>>Adrienne: UP NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”… WITH RAPTORS FEVER AT ITS PEAK IT’S HARD NOT TO NOTICE ONE FAMOUS FAN COURTSIDE AND BEHIND THE SCENES.>>[indiscernible]>>Adrienne: YEAH, THAT’S HIM, THAT’S DRAKE GETS A CUSTOM MADE TEAM JACKET RIGHT BEFORE HE DID THIS. THAT MOMENT IS NEXT IN OUR “MOMENT.” BUT FIRST… (*)>>Rosemary: “IN CASE YOU MISSED IT,” SUMMER IS LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY BUT IN NEWFOUNDLAND PEOPLE ARE STILL WAITING FOR SPRING. THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING IN THE FORECAST TODAY — RAIN, DRIZZLE, FOG, EVEN SNOW AND LOCALS HAVE JUST ABOUT HAD IT. MANY TURNING TO TWITTER TO LAMENT THEIR RUINED FLOWER BEDS AND THEIR SNOW-COVERED WINDSHIELDS, MESSY MORNING COMMUTE, AND DREARY VIEWS. ONE PERSON EVEN APOLOGIZING TO TOURISTS.>>IT’S LOVELY WEATHER.>>Rosemary: BUT THE VISITORS DON’T SEEM TO MIND. LINDA AND WALTER SELMA LEFT THEIR HOME IN VANCOUVER WHERE THE TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE LOW 20s AND PATIO SEASON IS IN FULL SWING TO VISIT NEWFOUNDLAND IN MAY.>>I HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE. IT’S A PRETTY SPECTACULAR SIGHT, EVEN IN THIS WEATHER.>>I WOULD TAKE THE WEATHER OVER THE CROWDS. SO THIS WAS OUR SCHEDULE AND IT’S FINE. WE CAN SEE — THAT’S MY FIRST ICEBERG DOWN THERE.>>Rosemary: IT DIDN’T FAZE ERIC AND ANGELA STACKHOUSE EITHER.>>WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF FOG, THE BEST FOG THAT WE HAVE SEEN IN CANADA I THINK. WE JUST CAME FOR HER BIRTHDAY.>>HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME.>>Rosemary: NOW THERE’S SOME GOOD NEWS AND SOME BAD NEWS. NEWFOUNDLANDERS COULD CATCH A BREAK THIS WEEKEND WITH THE TEMPERATURES IN THE DOUBLE DIGITS, BUT WINTER IS NOT OVER YET. SOME AREAS COULD SEE MORE SNOW BEFORE THE MONTH IS OVER.>>Ian: AMID THE RAPTORS’ EXCITEMENT AND POST-GAME ANALYSIS, ONE OF THE BIGGEST TOPICS OF DISCUSSION? THE SUPERFAN AND SUPERSTAR RAPPER DRAKE. IF YOU’VE BEEN WATCHING THE GAMES YOU KNOW THAT HE’S BEEN GOING ALL OUT ON THE SIDELINES, CHEERING HIS TEAM, GETTING IN THE FACE OF THE OPPOSITION. BUT LAST NIGHT, WELL, SOMETHING HAPPENED THAT DIVIDED RAPTORS FANS. AND IT IS TONIGHT’S “MOMENT.” (*) THIS IS THE MOMENT FROM LAST NIGHT’S GAME THAT HAS A LOT OF BASKETBALL FANS TALKING AND ASKING, DID DRAKE GO TOO FAR? DRAKE GAVE RAPTORS’ COACH NICK NURSE A QUICK SHOULDER RUB DURING A TENSE MOMENT. ANNOYING? ASK THE COACH… “I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW THAT I GOT A SHOULDER RUB LAST NIGHT BECAUSE I WAS SO LOCKED INTO THE GAME.” BUT SOME FANS SAY THAT IT WAS TOO MUCH. ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING SOME OF DRAKE’S OTHER PLAYOFF ANTICS. DRAKE IS A COURTSIDE REGULAR AND THE TEAM SEEMS TO LOVE HIM. THEY PRESENTED THE RAPPER WITH A DIAMOND ENCRUSTED TEAM JACKET VALUED AT — GET THIS — MORE THAN $700,000. BUT HAS HIS BEHAVIOUR AT THE GAMES STEPPED OUT OF BOUNDS? FANS ON TWITTER, NOT SURPRISINGLY, DIVIDED ABOUT THE SUPERFAN. SOME SAY THAT THE RAPTORS ARE WINNING AND DRAKE HAS BEEN A PART OF THAT. OTHERS SAY THAT DRAKE’S ACT IS “INAPPROPRIATE” AND IT’S JUST GETTING ANNOYING. [laughter]>>Adrienne: WELL, I’LL TELL YOU WHO DOES NOT LIKE THIS AND THAT IS THE COACH OF THE BUCKS. WHO SAID, THERE’S CERTAINLY NO PLACE FOR FANS OR WHATEVER DRAKE IS FOR THE RAPTORS ON THE COURT. THERE ARE BOUNDARIES AND LINES FOR A REASON. SO HE’S GETTING UNDER THEIR SKIN WHICH IS MAYBE THE POINT.>>Ian: LOOK, LET’S BE HONEST HERE, WE ARE LIVING IN A SOCIETY WHERE THERE ARE TWO SETS OF RULES. ONE SET OF RULES FOR ALL OF US. AND ONE SET OF RULES FOR THE MOST POPULAR MUSICIAN IN NORTH AMERICA WHO LOVES HIS BASKETBALL TEAM. HE CAN GET AWAY WITH IT.>>Rosemary: AND HE’S THEIR GLOBAL AMBASSADOR AND SO THAT’S WHY HE GOT THE COAT. ANYWAY, WE HAVE A POLL ON INSTAGRAM, OUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT @CBCTHENATIONAL. RIGHT NOW IT’S DIVIDED, 46% HE’S A DISTRACTION, NO, HE’S A GREAT AMBASSADOR. AND FOR THE RECORD, IF DRAKE MASSAGED ME, I WOULD NOTICE. I’LL JUST LEAVE IT THERE. [laughter]>>Ian: GOOD TO KNOW.>>Rosemary: I MADE ADRIENNE BLUSH. THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR MAY 22nd. GOODNIGHT.>>Ian: GOODNIGHT.

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