The National for May 28, 2019 — Canadian Waste, Hostage Speaks, Devastating U.S. Storms

The National for May 28, 2019 — Canadian Waste, Hostage Speaks, Devastating U.S. Storms


(*) (*) (*)>>Adrienne: TONIGHT, TRASHING CANADA.>>IT’S MADE IN CANADA RIGHT THERE. WHEN YOU SEE THAT, WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>VERY ANGRY. I’M GOING TO SEND IT BACK TO YOU.>>Adrienne: FROM YOUR BLUE BIN TO A DUMPING GROUND OVERSEAS. IS IT TIME TO RETHINK RECYCLING? (*)>>A LOT OF MY LIFE WAS SPENT UNDER JOSH’S THUMB.>>Adrienne: TAKEN HOSTAGE IN AFGHANISTAN AND THEN SHE ALLEGES ABUSED BY HER CANADIAN HUSBAND. HOW SHE ESCAPED. A CBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE. (*)>>THAT’S WHAT IS SO FUN ABOUT RENTALS BECAUSE YOU COULD BE LIKE COULD I PULL IT OFF?>>Adrienne: WHY SOME BIG RETAILERS ARE BANKING ON CLOTHING BY SUBSCRIPTION. BUT WOULD YOU RENT YOUR WARDROBE WARDROBE?>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*)>>>TONIGHT A SECOND COUNTRY IS TELLING CANADA TO JUST TAKE BACK ITS TRASH. FIRST IT WAS THE PHILIPPINES. NOW IT’S MALAYSIA. ITS MESSAGE TO THE WORLD? THIS IS NOT A DUMPING GROUND FOR DEVELOPED COUNTRIES. IN FRONT OF THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AT A PORT OUTSIDE OF KUALA LUMPUR, THE OFFICIALS CRACKED OPEN SEVERAL SHIPPING CONTAINERS DESTINED THEY SAY FOR ILLEGAL PROCESSING PLANTS. AND INSIDE PILES OF CONTAMINATED PLASTIC WASTE FROM COUNTRIES LIKE CANADA, THE U.S., AUSTRALIA AND THE U.K. AND SPOTTED IN THE HEAPS, SHOPPING BAGS FROM LOBLAWS AND SOBEY’S. DAVID COMMON THERE WAS AND EXPLAINS ALL OF THAT MATERIAL WAS SENT IN LABELLED AS RECYCLING AND IT’S BEING SENT OUT LABELED AS GARBAGE.>>Reporter: IT MAY NOW BE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE WORLD BUT THIS IS WHERE THE PLASTIC FROM CANADA’S BLUE BINS, CAN AND DOES END UP.>>THIS IS GARBAGE FROM CANADA. DOES END UP.>>THIS IS GARBAGE FROM CANADA.>>Reporter: MALAYSIA IS NOW TCANADA’S BLUE BINS, CAN AND DOES END UP.>>THIS IS GARBAGE FROM CANADA.>>Reporter: MALAYSIA IS NOW THE LATEST ASIAN NATION TO TELL CANADA THEY DON’T WANT OUR LOW-VALUE PLASTIC WASTE. AND THEY INTEND TO SEND IT BACK.>>I HOPE THAT THIS MAKES CANADIANS ANGRY AS WELL. FOR THE RESPONSIBLE EXPORT OF PLASTIC WASTE.>>Reporter: MORE THAN A TONNE OF PLASTIC BAGS AND PRODUCT WRAPPERS ORIGINALLY FROM STORES AND BRANDS CANADIANS WILL KNOW WELL. IT SAYS MADE IN CANADA THERE. THAT’S AN ONTARIO COMPANY. THIS IS I THINK FROM THE MARITIMES, SCOTSBURN MILK, ATLANTIC CANADA.>>YEAH, FROM CANADA. YEAH. THIS IS FROM CANADA. SO WE ARE GOING TO SEND IT BACK TO CANADA. AND WE REALLY HOPE THAT THE PEOPLE OF CANADA WILL DEMAND THAT YOUR GOVERNMENT TO HAVE A BETTER PACKING AND MONITORING OF YOUR WASTE RECYCLING.>>Reporter: AFTER CHINA GOT FED UP AND BANNED PLASTIC WASTE IMPORTS TWO YEARS AGO, OTHER ASIAN NATIONS HAVE BECOME A DUMPING GROUND FOR WESTERN PLASTIC. SHIPPED BECAUSE RECYCLING IT IN CANADA OFTEN ISN’T WORTH THE COST. BUT EXPORTERS SEND THIN, LOW-VALUE PLASTIC HERE, OR LEAVE IT CONTAMINATED. AND SO IT’S TOSSED, BURIED AND SOMETIMES BURNED, LEECHING TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO THE AIR, SOIL AND WATER. THE CBC “MARKETPLACE” INVESTIGATION EARLIER THIS YEAR FOUND CANADIAN BRANDS IN THESE ILLEGAL DUMPS. MALAYSIA IS THE LATEST AMONG THE ASIAN NATIONS TO TELL CANADA, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. SEND US YOUR LOW-VALUE PLASTICS, WE WILL SEND THEM BACK. THAT’S A BAG THAT CARRIED TOAST FROM ONTARIO. THERE’S MORE FROM CANADA’S BIGGEST GROCERY STORES THAT ARE THERE.>>OH, ALL RIGHT.>>Reporter: WHEN YOU SEE THAT, WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>VERY ANGRY. AND I’M GOING TO SEND IT BACK TO YOU.>>Reporter: STOPPING THE FLOW IS A HUGE CHALLENGE IN A SEA OF SHIPPING CONTAINERS THAT AUTHORITIES STRUGGLE TO FIND PLASTIC WASTE. SOMETIMES IT’S INTENTIONALLY MISLABELLED. OFFICIALS DID NOT REVEAL WHO EXPORTED THIS FROM CANADA. BUT ONE STEP BACK IS AN EVEN BIGGER QUESTION — CANADIANS MAY WELL HAVE INTENDED THIS PLASTIC TO BE REUSED OR RECYCLED. NEITHER WILL HAPPEN NOW. PEELING BACK JUST WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE PLASTIC BEYOND THE BLUE BIN. DAVID COMMON, OUTSIDE OF KUALA LUMPUR IN MALAYSIA.>>Adrienne: SO IT WASN’T CANADA, THE COUNTRY, THAT SENT THAT PLASTIC TO MALAYSIA, IT WAS A PRIVATE COMPANY. IN FACT, MOST OF THE RECYCLABLES THAT YOU PUT TO THE CURB END UP IN PRIVATE SECTOR HANDS. SO HOW DO THEY THEN GO OVERSEAS? CHRISTINE BIRAK TRACKS THE PROCESS.>>Reporter: YOUR RECYCLING TRAVELS MANY DIFFERENT ROADS BUT THE FIRST STOP IS USUALLY A PRIVATELY OWNED SORTING PLANT.>>LOOK OVER HERE…>>Reporter: THIS ONE IS THE LARGEST IN THE COUNTRY. CANADA FIBRE SEPARATES EVERYTHING, SELLS WHAT IS RECYCLABLE, AND SELLS IT TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER. THAT CAN LEAD DIRECTLY TO A RECYCLING OR A BROKER WHO THEN RESELLS THE MATERIALS TO ANOTHER RECYCLER, SOMETIMES OVERSEAS IN COUNTRIES LIKE MALAYSIA. GENERALLY THEY’RE ALL PRIVATE BUSINESSES AND THEIR END GOAL IS TO MAKE MONEY. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO PLASTIC THEY’RE ALL COMING UP AGAINST A SERIOUS PROBLEM.>>THERE’S NOT ENOUGH END MARKETS.>>THERE’S NOT ENOUGH END MARKETS.>>Reporter: MARTIN RUNS A PLASTICS COMPANY IN ONTARIO. THEY BUY PLASTIC, AND GRIND ITSELF DOWN INTO RESIN IN THE FORM OF THESE PLASTIC PELLETS AND SELLS THEM BACK TO THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY, BUT THE PRICES HAVE DROPPED DRAMATICALLY.>>AND THE PRICE IS SO LOW BECAUSE OF THE OVERSUPPLY ON THE MARKET.>>Reporter: A PLASTIC GLUT, FUELLED BY OVERSUPPLY AND THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY. IT TOO PRODUCES RESIN, NOT FROM RECYCLABLED BUT RAW MATERIALS FROM THE EARTH. ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARGUE THAT AS RECYCLERS DUMP WORTHLESS PLASTIC, THE GOVERNMENT IS SUBSIDIZING THE ENERGY INDUSTRY TO MAKE MORE.>>THE COST OF RECYCLING IS HIGH AND THE COST OF MAKING PLASTICS IS LOW. SO WE NEED TO CHANGE THE CONDITIONS TO MAKE THE MARKET WORK AND WE THINK THAT ONLY THE GOVERNMENT CAN DO THAT.>>Reporter: RECYCLERS SAY THEY’RE NOT EXPECTING SUBSIDIES BUT THEY NEED NEW MARKETS. THEY WANT GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS FORCING PLASTIC MAKERS TO USE A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF RECYCLED CONTENT IF THEIR NEW PRODUCTS. IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS ALREADY HAPPENING WITH PAPER. BUT WASTE MANAGEMENT EXPERTS SAY AT THAT REAL ISSUE HERE IS THAT WE’RE JUST USING TOO MUCH PLASTIC.>>WE NEED TO REDUCE OUR WASTE. WE NEED TO HAVE FAR MORE RE-USE. WE NEED TO HAVE FAR MORE REFURBISHMENT AND WE NEED TO HAVE LESS CONSUMPTION.>>Reporter: AS IT STANDS THIS STUFF IS ONLY RECYCLED IF THERE’S MONEY TO BE MADE. OTHERWISE, IT’S ALL GARBAGE THAT IS BEING DUMPED SOMEWHERE. CHRISTINE BIRAK, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Adrienne: WHILE IT WAS ACTUAL PLASTIC SENT TO MALAYSIA, IT WAS GARBAGE, MISLABELLED AS RECYCLABLES THAT WAS SENT TO THE PHILIPPINES. NOW AFTER SIX YEARS AND DIPLOMATIC THREATS THERE’S A PLAN TO GET IT HOME. THESE PHOTOS SHOW THE CONTAINERS BEING FUMIGATED, A NECESSARY STEP BEFORE THEY CAN BE LOADED FOR TRANSPORT. THE PHILIPPINES SET THE DEPARTURE DATE FOR MAY 30th. CANADA HAS SAID THAT IT WOULD BE DONE BY THE END OF JUNE. EITHER WAY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS FOOTING THE BILL FOR DEALING WITH ALL OF THIS BECAUSE THE CANADIAN COMPANY THAT SHIPPED THOSE CONTAINERS IS NO LONGER IN BUSINESS. ASKED ON TWITTER WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO ACCEPT IT ALL THOSE YEARS AGO, THE PHILIPPINES FOREIGN SECRETARY MADE CLEAR THAT HE ONLY CARES THAT IT’S LEAVING. ADDING “ANYONE THROW A MONKEY WRENCH AND I WILL BURN HIS VILLAGE.”>>>NOW TO A CBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE, FORMER HOSTAGE CAITLAN COLEMAN IS OPENING ABOUT HER TURBULENT RELATIONSHIP WITH HER NOW ESTRANGED HUSBAND JOSHUA BOYLE. THEY WERE HELD BY TALIBAN LINKED CAPTORS FOR FIVE YEARS. NOW HE’S ON TRIAL IN OTTAWA FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. HE’S PLEADED NOT GUILTY. BECAUSE OF THAT TRIAL WE’RE LIMITED IN WHAT WE CAN REPORT BUT IN HER ONLY CANADIAN INTERVIEW FROM HER NEW HOME IN THE U.S., COLEMAN TELLS JUDY TRINH HOW SHE ESCAPED THE MAN THAT SHE SAYS TRIED TO CONTROL HER LIFE.>>Reporter: NOW LIVING HUNDREDS OF KILOMETRES FROM HER ESTRANGED HUSBAND, CAITLAN COLEMAN IS RECLAIMING HER VOICE.>>I FEEL, LIKE, I HAVE BEEN GIVEN ANOTHER CHANCE. AND A LOT OF MY LIFE WAS SPENT UNDER JOSH’S THUMB.>>THEY’RE WILLING TO KILL US.>>Reporter: COLEMAN, WHO IS AMERICAN AND HER CANADIAN HUSBAND JOSHUA BOYLE MADE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES AFTER THEY WERE KIDNAPPED BY TALIBAN-LINKED EXTREMISTS IN AFGHANISTAN. THEY WERE HELD HOSTAGE FOR FIVE YEARS AND HAD THREE CHILDREN IN CAPTIVITY. IN COURT, COLEMAN TESTIFIED THAT BOYLE CONTROLLED WHAT SHE SAID AFTER THEIR RESCUE BY PAKISTANI FORCES.>>JOSH SCRIPTED ANY INTERACTION THAT I WAS TO HAVE WITH THE MEDIA. HE ALSO MOSTLY SCRIPTED MY INTERACTIONS WITH HIS FAMILY OR WITH MY FAMILY, WITH DOCTORS, WITH ANYONE.>>Reporter: AFTER THEIR RELEASE IN 2017, THE COUPLE SETTLED IN OTTAWA. THREE MONTHS LATER BOYLE WAS ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. HE’S CURRENTLY ON TRIAL ON 19 CHARGES. AMONG THEM, ASSAULT, SEXUAL ASSAULT AND FORCIBLE CONFINEMENT. BOYLE HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO ALL OF THE CHARGES. COLEMAN TOLD THE COURT SHE ESCAPED HER HUSBAND BY RUNNING OUT INTO SNOW-COVERED STREETS IN SOCK FEET.>>HE TREATED MY SISTER AS LESS THAN HE WAS.>>Reporter: JOANN ROTENBERRY TESTIFIED AT TRIAL ABOUT THE CONTROL THAT SHE SAYS THAT SHE SAW BOYLE EXERT OVER HER SISTER. DAYS AFTER THE COUPLE’S RELEASE FROM CAPTIVITY, ROTENBERRY VISITED COLEMAN IN AN OTTAWA HOSPITAL. SHE SAYS THAT BOYLE STILL EXPECTED COLEMAN TO CARE FOR THEIR CHILDREN.>>THAT I FOUND DISTURBING. THAT HE WOULD ASK HER TO ENTERTAIN, DRESS, FEED — WHILE SHE WAS THE ONE IN THE HOSPITAL BED WITH THE I.V. IN HER ARM.>>Reporter: AFTER BOYLE GOT BAIL LAST SUMMER, COLEMAN, WHO WAS PREGNANT WITH THEIR FOURTH CHILD, FLED ONCE AGAIN. IN FAMILY COURT BOYLE CLAIMED THAT SHE WAS MENTALLY UNFIT. HE WANTED ACCESS TO THEIR CHILDREN. BUT SHE WANTED TO RELOCATE TO PENNSYLVANIA TO BE CLOSER TO HER FAMILY. A JUDGE GRANTED COLEMAN TEMPORARY SOLE CUSTODY.>>I WAS LITERALLY IN THE LOBBY OF THE ULTRASOUND CLINIC THAT I HAD GONE TO WHEN MY LAWYER CALLED ME ON THE PHONE AND SAID WE WON.>>Reporter: SHE SAYS THAT HER LAWYER TOLD HER SHE HAD FOUR HOURS TO LEAVE CANADA IN CASE BOYLE LAUNCHED AN APPEAL. THIS PHOTO SHOWS COLEMAN WITH HER MOM, SISTER AND AUNT. WITH THEIR HELP SHE PACKED UP HER LIFE IN CANADA AND SPED TO THE BORDER. THEY WERE FLAGGED FOR EXTRA SCREENING BUT COLEMAN WAS PREPARED.>>I HANDED THEM THE COURT ORDER AT WHICH POINT THEY TAKE IT AND THEY PROCESS IT AND THEN THE BORDER AGENT COMES BACK TO ME AND SHE SHAKES MY HAND AND SHE SAYS, WELCOME HOME. WOW, YOU’RE SWINGING YOURSELF.>>Reporter: BACK ON AMERICAN SOIL AND NOW WITH FOUR YOUNG CHILDREN, COLEMAN’S LIFE IS BUSY. FAR FROM CAPTIVITY, SHE’S ALLOWING HERSELF TO DREAM AGAIN.>>I WANT TO SEE MY CHILDREN GROW AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE A REALLY GOOD HAPPY LIVES AND MAKE ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THEIR LIFE. BUT I ALSO WANT TO HAVE A LIFE FULL OF ACCOMPLISHMENT MYSELF.>>Reporter: ONLY A FEW PEOPLE KNOW WHERE COLEMAN LIVES. THERE’S A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST HER HUSBAND AND SHE’S FILED FOR DIVORCE. BUT HER LEGAL ORDEAL IS FAR FROM OVER. HER HUSBAND’S TRIAL HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL A JUDGE DECIDES IF THE DEFENCE CAN QUESTION COLEMAN ON HER PAST SEXUAL HISTORY WITH JOSHUA BOYLE, THE MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING HER. JUDY TRINH, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA. [SIRENS]>>Adrienne: ONCE AGAIN THOSE ARE THE SOUNDS OF TORNADO SIRENS TONIGHT IN THE U.S. THIS TIME IN KANSAS. A LARGE AND DANGEROUS TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF KANSAS CITY, LEAVING A NUMBER OF PEOPLE INJURED AND A TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION. DOZENS OF HOMES WITH ROOFS TORN OFF, POWERLINES DOWNED AND DEBRIS SCATTERED. THE STORM WAS THREATENING TO BEAR DOWN ON KANSAS CITY WITH RESIDENTS TOLD TO SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS YEAR’S TORNADO SEASON ACROSS THE U.S. MIDWEST HAS BEEN RELENTLESS. YESTERDAY WAS THE 11th STRAIGHT DAY WITH AT LEAST EIGHT RECORDED TWISTERS. THAT’S TYING A RECORD THAT MAY SOON FALL. AND AS KIM BRUNHUBER REPORTS, PEOPLE FEAR MUCH MORE TO COME.>>Reporter: IT LOOKS LIKE A GIANT STOMPED ON THE TOWN OF CELINA, OHIO. THE WINDS WERE STRONG ENOUGH TO HURL A CAR INTO A MAN’S HOUSE, KILLING HIM.>>HEARTBREAKING, REALLY SAD. AND THESE PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, WHERE DO THEY GO?>>Reporter: OVERNIGHT UP TO 10 TORNADOES HIT OHIO. OF COURSE THE STATE IS USED TO TWISTERS, BUT NOT THIS MANY AT ONCE AND NOT THIS STRONG.>>MY HEAD IS UP AGAINST THE WALL, AND THE WALL IS SHAKING BACK AND FORTH. AND THERE’S WIND FROM THE TORNADOES PUSHING THROUGH UP THROUGH THE VENT INTO MY FACE AND I’M FREAKING OUT SITTING THERE. IT LASTED ABOUT 10 TO 15 SECONDS, SCARIEST 15 SECONDS OF MY LIFE.>>Reporter: WHEN IT WAS OVER THIS EMPTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WAS JUST ONE OF HUNDREDS OF BUILDINGS DAMAGED IN THE DEVASTATING NIGHT ACROSS THE CENTRAL U.S. FEDERAL OFFICIALS SAY THAT IT’S POSSIBLE THAT MORE THAN 50 TORNADOES TOUCHED DOWN YESTERDAY ACROSS EIGHT STATES.>>FROM THE AIR IT LOOKS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE AND YOU SEE NOT ONLY THE ROOFS OF HOUSES OFF BUT EVERYTHING JUST SPLINTERED. THE POWER OF A TORNADO — YOU JUST CAN’T BELIEVE IT UNTIL YOU SEE IT.>>Reporter: EXPERTS SAY THAT MANY TORNADOES IN ONE DAY ISN’T UNCOMMON IN THE U.S., BUT WHAT IS UNUSUAL IS THAT IT HAPPENED OVER SUCH A WIDE AREA. WHILE THE CLEANUP BEGINS IN OHIO AND INDIANA, IN OKLAHOMA, IOWA AND ARKANSAS, THE PROBLEM ISN’T WIND, IT’S WATER.>>I WAS SCARED, I WAS CRYING AND THINKING THAT I WAS GOING TO DROWN.>>Reporter: IT’S BEEN RAINING AND FLOODING FOR WEEKS. BY TOMORROW SOME RIVERS ARE EXPECTED TO RISE TO HISTORIC LEVELS. THE FORECAST ACROSS THOSE BATTERED STATES CALLS FOR MORE RAIN AND MAYBE EVEN MORE TORNADOES. BUT FOR NOW AT LEAST THE SENSE OF RELIEF THAT MOST RESIDENTS HEEDED THE WEATHER WARNINGS.>>WE PRACTISE THESE THINGS. AND PRACTISE MAKES PERFECT. AND WE’VE DONE PRETTY WELL THIS TIME.>>Reporter: CONSIDERING THE DAMAGE DONE THEY SAY THAT IT’S A MIRACLE THAT MORE PEOPLE WEREN’T HURT OR KILLED. KIM BRUNHUBER, CBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES.>>Adrienne: TO OTTAWA NOW, AND, WELL, MARK ZUCKERBERG IF HE EVER DID TURN UP ON CAPITOL HILL, BUT OTHERS FROM FACEBOOK DID APPEAR TODAY, ANSWERING AN INTERNATIONAL PANEL’S QUESTIONS ABOUT ONLINE PRIVACY AND FAKE NEWS. THE PANEL IS CONCERNED THAT DOCTORED VIDEO AND OUTRIGHT LIES ARE A REAL AND GROWING THREAT TO DEMOCRACY. HERE’S HOW A FORMER FACEBOOK ADVISOR TURNED CRITIC SAYS THAT GOVERNMENTS SHOULD DEAL WITH COMPANIES THAT ALLOW FAKE NEWS TO SPREAD.>>THE MOST EFFECTIVE PATH TO REFORM WOULD BE TO SHUT DOWN THE PLATFORMS, AT LEAST TEMPORARILY. THE PLATFORMS HAVE LEFT YOU NO CHOICE. THE TIME HAS COME TO CALL THEIR BLUFF.>>Adrienne: THIS COULD ALL BECOME AN ISSUE HERE IN CANADA WITH AN ELECTION JUST FIVE MONTHS AWAY. AND AS OLIVIA STEFANOVICH REPORTS, IT IS ALREADY A PROBLEM IN THE UNITED STATES.>>DOES FACEBOOK STILL DEFEND THE CONCEPT THAT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE TRUTH TO BE ON THEIR PLATFORM?>>I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU’RE GETTING AT.>>Reporter: CANADIAN LAWMAKERS LED THEIR INTERNATIONAL COUNTERPARTS IN A FIERCE GRILLING OF FACEBOOK OVER ITS REFUSAL TO TAKE DOWN ONE PARTICULAR POST.>>COULD FACEBOOK EXPLAIN WHY IT’S DECIDED NOT TO REMOVE THE VIDEO OF NANCY PELOSI?>>Reporter: THE ALTERED VIDEO WAS TAKEN FROM A SPEECH BY U.S. HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI.>>AND THEN HE HAD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE ROSE GARDEN WITH ALL OF THIS, UM, SORT OF VISUALS THAT WERE OBVIOUSLY PLANNED.>>Reporter: THE DOCTORED VIDEO IS SLOWED DOWN TO MAKE PELOSI APPEAR UNWELL OR DRUNK.>>AND THEN HE HAD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE ROSE GARDEN WITH ALL OF THIS, UM… SORT OF VISUALS THAT, OBVIOUSLY, WERE PLANNED.>>Reporter: YouTube REMOVED THE VIDEO. FACEBOOK HAS NOT.>>LET’S SAY THAT THE VIDEO WOULD APPEAR AND THAT THE ONLY PERSON THERE WOULD BE MR. ZUCKERBERG, WOULD THAT HAVE BEEN TAKEN DOWN?>>WE WOULD GET THE SAME TREATMENT.>>RIGHT.>>Reporter: FACEBOOK HAS TAKEN STEPS TO LIMIT THE VIDEO’S REACH AND HAS SPED IT UP TO MAKE IT LOOK CLOSER TO THE ORIGINAL. BUT THE FAKE CAN STILL BE FOUND EASILY. THE ONLY WAY TO TELL IT’S FALSE IS IF YOU CLICK “SHARE.” NOT ALL COPIES HAVE THIS WARNING.>>IF THAT WERE TO HAPPEN IN THE CANADIAN ELECTION, A SIMILAR VIDEO OF A CANADIAN POLITICIAN, WOULD FACEBOOK REMOVE THAT VIDEO?>>IF IT ORIGINATES FROM A FAKE ACCOUNT OR IF IT’S DEEMED TO BE SPAM, IF IT IS A VIOLATION OF STANDARDS, ABSOLUTELY. AND I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT IN ALMOST EVERY INSTANCE THAT I –>>BUT IT IS FALSE. IT’S NOT THE TRUTH.>>Reporter: THIS MEDIA EXPERT SAYS THAT IT’S A MINEFIELD.>>IT SHOWS THE LIMIT OF THEIR JURISDICTIONS. IT SHOWS THAT THE GOVERNMENTS HAVEN’T DEVELOPED ROBUST GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORKS TO PUSH BACK AGAINST THE THINGS THAT THEY THINK ARE PROBLEMATIC ON THESE PLATFORMS. AND IT EXPOSES HOW COMPLEX THIS PROBLEM IS.>>>Reporter: BEGGING THE QUESTION, IF GOVERNMENTS CAN’T EVEN CONVINCE FACEBOOK TO TAKE A VIDEO DOWN, WHO CAN? OLIVIA STEFANOVICH, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Adrienne: AND ANOTHER ISSUE THAT IS LIKELY TO BE A BIG ONE IN THE FALL ELECTION — IMMIGRATION. CONSERVATIVE LEADER ANDREW SCHEER HAS CALLED JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S PLAN “IRRESPONSIBLE AND BROKEN.” SO WHAT WOULD HIS APPROACH BE? DAVID COCHRANE TAKES A CLOSER LOOK. [Applause]>>Reporter: WITH A BACKDROP OF CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES, ANDREW SCHEER’S SPEECH WAS A FRONTAL ASSAULT ON JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S IMMIGRATION POLICIES.>>Andrew Scheer: CANADIANS HAVE LOST FAITH IN THE FAIRNESS OF OUR SYSTEM. THEY NOW QUESTION THE INTEGRITY OF OUR BORDER.>>Reporter: THE BORDER HAS BEEN A CENTRAL POLITICAL ISSUE EVER SINCE MIGRANT CROSSINGS SURGED NEARLY TWO YEARS AGO. IT MADE IMMIGRATION A PROBLEM FOR THE LIBERALS, BUT ALSO FOR THE CONSERVATIVES.>>ANDREW! ANDREW!>>Reporter: SCHEER HAS BEEN CRITICIZED FOR SPEAKING AT A PRO-PIPELINE RALLY THAT WAS HEAVILY ATTENDED BY YELLOW VEST PROTESTERS, MANY WITH ANTI-IMMIGRANT SENTIMENTS. AND FOR OPPOSING THE UNITED NATIONS PLAN TO HELP REFUGEES.>>Andrew Scheer: THE INFLUENCE OVER CANADA’S IMMIGRATION SYSTEM TO FOREIGN ENTITIES.>>Reporter: REPEATING FAR-RIGHT CRITICISMS THAT THE NON-BINDING AGREEMENT WAS A THREAT TO CANADIAN SOVEREIGNTY.>>Andrew Scheer: IT COULD OPEN THE DOOR TO FOREIGN BUREAUCRATS TELLING CANADA HOW TO MANAGE OUR BORDERS.>>Reporter: MOMENTS THAT THE LIBERALS HAVE USED TO PAINT THE CONSERVATIVES AS RECKLESS.>>AND I WOULD CAUTION ANYONE FROM USING FEAR AND RESENTMENT, BECAUSE, FRANKLY, IT’S A DANGER.>>Andrew Scheer: WE SHOULD HAVE AN IMMIGRATION DEBATE IN THIS COUNTRY WITHOUT THE GOVERNMENT CALLING THE PEOPLE WHO CRITICISE THEIR FAILURES RACIST AND BIGOTS.>>Reporter: THERE WAS NO MENTION OF THE U.N. INTERFERENCE IN THIS SPEECH, INSTEAD, SCHEER GOT PERSONAL. REFERENCING HIS LATE MOTHER’S WORK WITH SYRIAN REFUGEES, LINKING IT TO THE CURRENT PROBLEMS.>>Andrew Scheer: THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FAIR ABOUT FORCING THE OPPRESSED AND THE PERSECUTED, LIKE THE SYRIANS THAT MY MOTHER HELPED, TO WAIT LONGER FOR CANADA’S HELP WHILE OTHERS CROSS THE BORDER ILLEGALLY FROM PLACES LIKE UPSTATE NEW YORK.>>Reporter: SCHEER REPEATED PAST COMMITMENTS TO CLOSE THE BORDER TO IRREGULAR CROSSINGS AND TO ALLOW MORE PRIVATELY SPONSORED REFUGEES. BUT, MOSTLY, THIS WAS A CRITIQUE OF TRUDEAU, PUNCTUATED BY NON-SPECIFIC PROMISES TO MAKE THE SYSTEM FASTER, FAIRER, MORE SECURE.>>Andrew Scheer: MERCI BEAUCOUP, IT’S BEEN A PLEASURE TALKING TO YOU THIS EVENING.>>Reporter: THE PRECISE DETAILS WILL HAVE TO WAIT TO THE ELECTION. DAVID COCHRANE, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Adrienne: SOME OTHER STORIES THAT WE’RE FOLLOWING TONIGHT…>>>CANADA IS SET TO TAKE A BIG STEP TOWARDS RATIFYING A NEW NAFTA. AFTER TRADE TARIFFS ON STEEL AND ALUMINUM WERE LIFTED.>>The Hon. Chyrstia Freeland: NOW THAT THE TARIFFS ARE LIFTED IT’S IMPORTANT TO SHOW OUR GOOD FAITH AND TO MOVE AHEAD WITH THE RATIFICATION PROCESS.>>Adrienne: AND AN IMPLEMENTATION BILL WILL BE INTRODUCED INTO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS TOMORROW, THAT’S ONE DAY BEFORE THE U.S. VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE VISITS OTTAWA FOR TALKS. THE NEW NAFTA, JUST ONE OF THE ISSUES ON THE AGENDA.>>>AND HEALTH CANADA HAS OFFICIALLY BANNED A MAKE OF BREAST IMPLANTS LINKED TO A RARE FORM OF CANCER. THIS FOLLOWS A JOINT INVESTIGATION BY THE “TORONTO STAR” AND CBC NEWS INTO ALLERGAN’S BIOCELL TEXTURED IMPLANTS. IT FOUND THE PRODUCTS POSE AN INCREASED RISK OF A FORM OF LYMPHOMA. IN A STATEMENT, ALLERGAN SAYS THEY STAND BEHIND THE SAFETY OF THEIR PRODUCTS.>>>AHEAD TONIGHT A NEW CHAPTER IN THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC OF THE BILLION DOLLAR TRIAL AGAINST ONE OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST DRUGMAKERS.>>>AND AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT HOW SWEDEN CARES FOR ITS SENIORS AND MAKING SURE THAT ELDERLY COUPLES ARE ABLE TO STAY TOGETHER. BUT FIRST…>>WE STARTED WITH GOWNS AND COCKTAIL DRESSS AND NOW WOMEN ARE SAYING DRESS ME FOR EVERYDAY.>>Adrienne: RETAILERS WANT YOU TO RENT (*)>>Adrienne: YOUNGER GENERATIONS ARE DRIVING A NEW TREND IN RETAIL. INSTEAD OF BUYING CLOTHES, THEY’RE RENTING THEM, WEARING THEM AND THEN SENDING THEM BACK TO GET MORE. YOU MAY NOT SEE THE APPEAL BUT AS JACQUELINE HANSEN TELLS US, EVEN TRADITIONAL STORES ARE NOW JUMPING ON BOARD.>>STILL YOU COULD WEAR IT TO WORK…>>Reporter: RENT IT, WEAR IT, AND SEND IT BACK. IT’S A MODEL THAT HAS BEEN FINE TUNED WITH ITS DESIGNER DRESS RENTALS.>>WE WERE INVITED TO A WEDDING AND WE DIDN’T WANT TO SPEND HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS ON A DRESS THAT WE KNEW WOULD BE WORN ONCE.>>Reporter: EIGHT YEARS LATER THEY’RE EXPANDING THE COMPANY’S CLOSEST AND RELAUNCHING AS A MONTHLY RENTAL SERVICE. SUBSCRIBERS GET FOUR TO SIX ITEMS OF CLOTHING EACH MONTH FOR BETWEEN $99 AND $199.>>WE STARTED WITH GOWNS AND COCKTAIL DRESSES AND NOW WOMEN ARE SAYING TO DRESS ME FOR EVERYDAY, SO NOW WE’RE MOVING TO OFFICE AND WEEKEND WEAR AS WELL.>>WHO WANTS A CLOSET FULL OF CLOTHES WHEN YOU CAN RENT THE RUNWAY?>>Reporter: RENT THE RUNWAY HAS CONVINCED MILLIONS OF AMERICANS TO RENT CLOTHES AND CONVINCED INVESTORS THAT IT WAS A MODEL THAT COULD WORK. THE COMPANY WAS RECENTLY VALUED AT $1 BILLION. THE RENTAL TREND IS GETTING PICKED UP BY CLOTHING CHAINS AS WELL. LAST WEEK URBAN OUTFITTERS ANNOUNCED IT’S CREATING ITS OWN COMPANY TO LAUNCH A RENTAL SERVICE. OTHERS LIKE ANN TAYLOR AND AMERICAN EAGLE AND EXPRESS ARE USING A READY-MADE TECHNOLOGY CREATED BY A COMPANY CALLED CAASTLE.>>WE LOOK AT WHAT WE’RE DOING AS PARTNERING WITH RETAILERS TO HELP THEM TO STRENGTHEN THEIR BRANDINGS AS OPPOSED TO DISPLACING THEM.>>Reporter: THIS REVIEWER GOT 100,000 REVIEWS.>>I GOT THESE JEANS, YES, BABY. AND I ALSO GOT THIS CUTE SWEATER…>>Reporter: BUT IT’S STILL A SMALL MARKET AND MOSTLY LIMITED TO THE U.S.>>SO THERE’S DEFINITELY A TONNE OF INTEREST FOR AN UNLIMITED RENTAL SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE IN THE CANADIAN MARKET. I THINK WE ARE PROBABLY, YOU KNOW, 12 TO 18 MONTHS AWAY FROM EXPANDING INTERNATIONALLY.>>Reporter: THE TIMING COULD BE GOOD. MOST OF THE RETAILERS ARE TARGETING A YOUNGER GENERATION THAT’S ALREADY USED TO SHARING EVERYTHING FROM CARS TO APARTMENTS. AND THE RETAIL INDUSTRY COULD USE THE EXTRA INCOME FROM SUBSCRIPTIONS. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN BUYING LESS STUFF.>>IT ALL STEMS FROM THE MARKET BEING FLAT. SO ALL OF THESE RETAILERS ARE LOOKING AT WAYS TO DISRUPT THEIR RETAIL BUSINESS MODEL.>>Reporter: BUT IT’S NOT A SURE BET. DATA FROM N.D.P. GROUP SHOWS THAT MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. CONSUMERS WHO SIGN UP FOR A SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE UNSUBSCRIBE WITHIN THREE MONTHS. AND CLOTHING SUBSCRIPTIONS COULD CREATE NEW ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS.>>YOU THINK OF THE WASHING AND THE RETURNS AND THE SHIPPING AND ALL OF THAT BACKEND AND I’M CHALLENGED TO KNOW HOW ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE THAT WOULD BE.>>Reporter: AT RENT, FROCK, REPEAT, THEY WANT TO KEEP GROWING AS A COMPANY AND WORK WITH DESIGNERS TO MAKE CLOTHES LAST LONGER.>>I’M SO EXCITED BECAUSE WE FINALLY RECOGNIZE THAT IT’S NOT A RISK ANYMORE.>>Reporter: THERE’S ALREADY A WAIT LIST FOR THE NEW SERVICE.>>THAT’S WHAT IS SO FUN ABOUT RENTAL BECAUSE YOU COULD BE, LIKE, COULD I PULL IT OFF?>>Reporter: THOUSANDS OF CANADIANS READY TO CHANGE THEIR BUYING HABITS BUT ALSO THEIR WARDROBE.>>I THINK THAT WOULD BE COOL TOGETHER.>>Reporter: JACQUELINE HANSEN, CBC NEWS, CORNWALL, ONTARIO.>>Adrienne: UP NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”… YOU’LL SEE HOW ELDERLY COUPLES ARE CARED FOR IN SWEDEN AND HOW THEY ARE KEPT TOGETHER AND WHAT LESSONS CANADA CAN LEARN.>>>AND, LATER, THE YOUNG YUKON MAN POISED TO MAKE HOCKEY HISTORY.>>I WAS FINAL HE HERE AND THE SEASON IS OVER, AND THE DRAFT I (*)>>Adrienne: DEMENTIA, STROKE, THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF REASONS WHY CANADIANS TURN TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES FOR HELP, BUT THAT CAN COME AT A STEEP COST AND NOT JUST A FINANCIAL ONE. FOR MANY PATIENTS IT MEANS BEING SEPARATED FROM THEIR SPOUSES AFTER DECADES TOGETHER. BUT IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE THAT WAY. DAVID COMMON COMPARES OUR SYSTEM TO ONE A CONTINENT AWAY THAT HAS TAKEN A VERY DIFFERENT APPROACH. (*)>>Reporter: EVERY MORNING SINCE THE AMBULANCE CAME FOR HER HUSBAND, IT BEGINS JUST LIKE THIS FOR MARTHA FARNELL.>>I ALWAYS LEAVE HERE ABOUT 7:30 SO I’D BE THERE IN TIME TO GIVE HIM BREAKFAST.>>Reporter: FOR 66 YEARS, THEY’VE BEEN TOGETHER, BEGINNING WITH A LIFE IN THE MILITARY AND EVENTUALLY SETTLING IN CALGARY. ALWAYS TOGETHER. BUT AT 89, DEMENTIA AND THEN A FALL HAVE PUSHED WILLARD FIRST INTO HOSPITAL AND NOW A LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY. MARTHA IS WITH HIM AS OFTEN AS SHE CAN BE, EVEN WHEN HE’S NAPPING. SHE CAN STILL LIVE INDEPENDENTLY, DOESN’T NEED THE LEVEL OF HELP THAT HE DOES. LEVEL OF HELP THAT HE DOES. AND THAT MEANS THAT IT’S MUCH HARDER TO STAY TOGETHER IN A SYSTEM JUST NOT DESIGNED FOR COUPLES. YOU WANT TO BE TOGETHER?>>YES. THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL, YES.>>Reporter: THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT?>>THAT’S WHAT I WANT.>>Reporter: IS THAT BEING OFFERED TO YOU?>>NO, THAT IS NOT OFFERED TO ME. BECAUSE BASICALLY THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH ME.>>Reporter: WHAT DO YOU WORRY ABOUT?>>HE’S GOING TO JUST DETERIORATE SO FAST WITHOUT ME. HE WILL, BECAUSE HE JUST DEPENDS ON ME FOR EVERYTHING.>>Reporter: MARTHA’S STORY IS ONE THAT YOU MAY HAVE HEARD BEFORE.>>THANK YOU.>>Reporter: ACROSS CANADA COUPLES ARE ROUTINELY SEPARATED WHEN ONE NEEDS MORE HELP.>>AS LONG AS I’M HERE…>>Reporter: REUNITING THEM UNDER ONE ROOF CAN TAKE MONTHS, EVEN YEARS, IF IT HAPPENS AT ALL. (*) IN SWEDEN, SEPARATION IS ALMOST UNHEARD OF. THE SYSTEM THERE BUILT TO RECOGNIZE THE VALUE OF KEEPING LOVED ONES TOGETHER. IN FACT, COUPLES THERE HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE TOGETHER. WHAT WOULD IT MEAN FOR YOU AT THIS STAGE IN YOUR LIFE TO NOT BE TOGETHER?>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: AFTER DECADES TOGETHER, NANCY AND TORSTEN CAN’T IMAGINE LIFE APART. A DEBILITATING STROKE MAY HAVE ROBBED HIM OF MOBILITY AND SPEECH BUT HE HASN’T LOST HER. HE CANNOT LIVE INDEPENDENTLY, BUT IN SWEDEN THE SYSTEM IS SET UP SO THAT HE DOESN’T HAVE TO FACE OLD AGE ALONE.>>[speaking foreign language].>>Reporter: IT WOULD BE TOO MUCH FOR HER TO HANDLE ALONE AT HOME. BUT HERE AT A CARE HOME WHERE BOTH CAN LIVE, HELP IS NEVER FAR AWAY WHEN IT’S NEEDED.>>[speaking foreign language].>>Reporter: THEY AREN’T THE ONLY EXCEPTION IN SWEDEN, THIS IS THE RULE, COUPLES STAY TOGETHER. NOT JUST UNTIL ONE CAN NO LONGER CARE FOR THE OTHER, BUT UNTIL THE END.>>HELLO.>>HELLO, HELLO.>>Reporter: DAVID.>>DAVID. RUTH.>>Reporter: RUTH, GOOD TO MEET YOU. RUTH AND HER HUSBAND OF SIX DECADES LIVED HERE. NOW THOUGH SHE’S IN MOURNING.>>IT’S ONLY ONE BED NOW, HER HUSBAND PASSED AWAY LAST WEEK.>>Reporter: I’M SORRY TO HEAR THAT.>>NOW SHE FEELS IT’S A LITTLE BIT BIG FOR HER, THE APARTMENT. IT’S HARD NOW.>>Reporter: HARD NOW, CERTAINLY. BUT IMAGINE HOW MUCH HARDER HAD RUTH AND HER HUSBAND BEEN SEPARATED. IN CANADA WOULD HAVE BEEN A NEAR CERTAINTY. IN SWEDEN IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SEEN AS A FAILURE. FOR SWEDEN THIS IS AS MUCH AS ABOUT MAINTAINING COMPANIONSHIP AS ANYTHING ELSE. SO THESE ARE BRAND NEW?>>YES.>>Reporter: TAKE THESE NEW APARTMENTS DESIGNED FOR TWO. NICE. SO WHO ARE THESE DESIGNED FOR?>>THIS IS FOR PEOPLE SO THEY CAN STAY TOGETHER LONGER.>>Reporter: LIKE A COUPLE?>>YEAH, A COUPLE. OR IF YOU HAVE A BEST FRIEND THAT YOU WANT TO STAY WITH OR A CHILD OR SOMETHING. THERE’S A LOT OF LIGHT…>>Reporter: DRIVEN FORWARD IN A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN IKEA AND THE COUNTRY’S QUEEN, THEY ARE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO EASE THE SYMPTOMS OF DEMENTIA.>>IT’S A TIMER ON THE OUTLETS AND YOU CAN ALSO INSTALL FOR THE WATER SO YOU DON’T LEAVE IT RUNNING.>>Reporter: ANDREAS MILKERSON IS A NURSE HERE.>>HERE A LIGHT SWITCH.>>Reporter: IT’S ALMOST LIKE A NIGHT LIGHT BUT IT’S ON ALL THE TIME? BLINDS TO AVOID MIRRORING FROM THE WINDOWS?>>YES, IN THE WINTER IT CAN SCARE A PERSON WITH DEMENTIA.>>Reporter: AS PEOPLE LIVE LONGER, MORE WITH DEMENTIA, SWEDEN IS RISING TO MEET THE CHALLENGE OF THIS GROWING DISEASE.>>THERE’S A LOT OF COMFORT HERE AS WELL.>>Reporter: WITHOUT CUTTING PEOPLE APART.>>WE WANT TO DO SOMETHING NEW HERE.>>Reporter: AND THIS IS THAT NEW THING?>>THIS IS THE NEW THING.>>Reporter: AND WITH PLANS FOR MORE, A SAFE ENVIRONMENT WHERE BEING TOGETHER IS ITSELF A FORM OF CARE. KEEPING LIVES TOGETHER AS ONE JUST SEEMS LIKE THE RIGHT FIT. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO A COUNTRY LIKE CANADA THAT DON’T HAVE COUPLES STAYING TOGETHER IN THEIR LATER YEARS IN LIFE?>>[speaking foreign language].>>Reporter: THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE IDEAL FOR NANCY IN SWEDEN. BUT NOT CURRENTLY AN OPTION FOR MARTHA IN CANADA.>>THIS IS ALL CANADIAN SOLDIERS WHEN WE WERE PICNICKING…>>Reporter: EVEN AS SHE FLIPS THROUGH DECADES OF MEMORIES SHE’S NOW FOCUSED ON HER FUTURE AND ASKING HEALTH AUTHORITIES WHY CANADA AND SWEDEN ARE SO DIFFERENT.>>I SAID, WHY DON’T YOU START DOING SOMETHING IN CANADA? WHY CAN’T CANADA CHANGE THEIR SYSTEM? THEY’RE A LITTLE BIT BEHIND. THIS IS SOME OF OUR GATHERINGS THAT WE ALWAYS HAD…>>Reporter: AND SO SHE’LL KEEP FIGHTING TO BE WITH WILLARD, PUSHING FOR THE RARE ROOMS FOR TWO. A PLACE TO BOTH CARE FOR HER HUSBAND AND LIVE WITH HIM.>>I WANT TO BE THERE WITH HIM TO DO STUFF FOR HIM. AND THAT’S MY MAIN OBJECTIVE. I OFTEN SAID WHEN I KNELT BEFORE GOD AND SAID FOLLOW DEATH DO WE PART, I PANTY IT. WE HAVE WRITTEN EACH OTHER LETTERS AND WHAT WE HAVE IN OUR LETTERS THAT THIS IS WHAT WE WANT, WE WANT TO BE TOGETHER UNTIL THE END.>>Reporter: MARTHA KNOWS THAT MAY NOT BE LONG FOR WILLARD. SHE’S INTENT ON KEEPING WHAT SHE SEES AS A PROMISE TO HIM AND TO HERSELF. DAVID COMMON, CBC NEWS, CALGARY.>>Adrienne: UP NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”… YOU’LL HEAR FROM TWO MOTHERS WHO SHARE A SIMILAR STORY. WHY THEY SAY THEY HAD NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO DRAIN THEIR BANK ACCOUNTS TO SAVE THEIR DRUG ADDICTED SONS.>>MY SON WASN’T MY SON FOR YEARS. AND THIS WAS — THIS WAS THE HOPE OF GETTING MY BOY BACK. (* (*)>>Adrienne: A LANDMARK COURT CASE BEGAN TODAY IN OKLAHOMA THAT IS BEING CLOSELY WATCHED ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND IN CANADA TOO. THE STATE GOVERNMENT SEEKS TO HOLD A GIANT DRUGMAKER TO ACCOUNT FOR ITS ALLEGED PART IN THE OPIOID CRISIS. IT SAYS THAT JOHNSON & JOHNSON KNOWINGLY DOWNPLAYED THE ADDICTIVE NATURE OF THOSE PAINKILLERS AND CONTRIBUTED TO A FATAL OVERSUPPLY.>>IF YOU OVERSUPPLY, PEOPLE WILL DIE.>>Adrienne: THIS TRIAL IS SEEN AS A PRECEDENT FOR MORE THAN 1,800 SIMILAR SUITS FILED BY STATES, CITIES AND COUNTIES. OKLAHOMA’S ATTORNEY GENERAL WILL ARGUE THAT JOHNSON & JOHNSON IGNORED DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE OF DEADLY ADDICTION EPIDEMICS.>>AND EMBARKED ON A CYNICAL, DECEITFUL, MULTIMILLION DOLLAR BRAINWASHING CAMPAIGN TO ESTABLISH OPIOID ANALGESICS AS THE MAGIC DRUG.>>AND IN OUR DEFENCE OF THIS CASE…>>Adrienne: THE COMPANY RESPONDS THAT EVEN THE FEDERAL DRUG REGULATOR HAD STATED THAT OPIOIDS CARRY A LOW RISK OF ADDICTION. HOW CAN JOHNSON & JOHNSON BE BLAMED FOR THE EPIDEMIC, IT ASKS, WHEN DOCTORS AND PHARMACISTS AND DRUG DEALERS ALL PLAYED A ROLE AND PATIENTS WANTED RELIEF?>>SERIOUS CHRONIC PAIN IS A SOUL STEALING, LIFE ROBBING THIEF.>>Adrienne: IN CANADA A SIMILAR LEGAL FIGHT IS BREWING. YESTERDAY ONTARIO INTRODUCED LEGISLATION TO JOIN A SUIT THAT B.C. LAUNCHED LAST YEAR AGAINST DOZENS OF DRUG MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLESALERS. ALL OF THE GOVERNMENT PLAINTIFFS ARE SEEKING ENORMOUS DAMAGES TO COVER PUBLIC COSTS OF THE EPIDEMIC. BUT THEIR CASES COME DOWN TO THE HUMAN COST, COUNTED IN MISERY AND LOST LIVES.>>IF I COULD GO BACK THE MAIN THING THAT I WOULD TELL AUSTIN WOULD BE, AUSTIN, THERE IS NO SHAME IN ASKING FOR HELP.>>Adrienne: BUT EVEN WHEN SOMEONE DOES ASK FOR HELP THERE’S NO EASY PATH TO A LIFE FREE OF DRUGS. GETTING THERE CAN TAKE EVERYTHING THAT A FAMILY HAS TO GIVE. BONNIE ALLEN SPOKE WITH TWO SASKATCHEWAN MOMS DETERMINED TO SAVE THEIR SONS NO MATTER THE PRICE TAG.>>Reporter: AS A MOTHER RONNI NORDAL HAS ALWAYS BEEN WILLING TO DO ANYTHING FOR HER SON, ANDREW. SHE SPENT THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF HIS LIFE FEEDING HIM THROUGH A TUBE AFTER HE WAS BORN MISSING PART OF HIS ESOPHAGUS.>>THIS IS ANDREW’S GRADE 12 GRAD PICTURE…>>Reporter: NORDAL NEVER IMAGINED HER SON WOULD BECOME ADDICTED TO COCAINE AND CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINE. ANDREW ADMITS THAT HE’D DO ANYTHING TO GET HIS FIX.>>I STARTED STEALING, I STARTED MANIPULATING MY FAMILY FOR MONEY, DOING WHATEVER IT TOOK. I WAS DEALING DRUGS.>>Reporter: NORDAL TRIED DESPERATELY TO GET HIM HELP. SHE PUT HIM IN A 28-DAY DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMME IN SASKATCHEWAN THREE TIMES.>>AT THE TIME I THINK THAT I WAS EXHAUSTED AND I COULDN’T FIGHT IT. AND I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO.>>HE WAS STARTING PILLS, YEAH, YEAH.>>Reporter: STACEY BEREZA HAS FELT THE SAME FRUSTRATION.>>HE WAS USING HEROIN HERE AND I DIDN’T KNOW.>>Reporter: HER SON KADEN EXPERIMENTED WITH PAINKILLERS IN A MEDICINE CABINET AND MOVED ON TO HEROIN AND FENTANYL.>>I SAID, KADEN, I’M NOT OBLIVIOUS TO THE FACT THAT THE PATH YOU’RE ON IS GOING TO ULTIMATELY END IN DEATH.>>Reporter: BEREZA IS A 911 DISPATCHER WHO HANDLES DRUG OVERDOSE CALLS ALMOST NIGHTLY. SHE WAS DETERMINED THAT WOULDN’T BE HER SON’S FATE, BUT SHE WASN’T IMPRESSED BY TREATMENT OPTIONS IN THE PROVINCE. SASKATCHEWAN’S MINISTRY OF HEALTH SAYS THAT IT HAS 350 TREATMENT BEDS, BUT MANY ARE JUST FOR DETOX. OTHERS ARE ONLY 28-DAY PROGRAMMES. AND THERE ARE ONLY NINE BEDS IN THE ENTIRE PROVINCE DEDICATED TO LONG-TERM RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FOR ADULTS. THAT EXTENDS TO 90 DAYS. DR. PETER BUTT IS AN ADDICTIONS EXPERT WHO SAYS THAT 28 DAYS IS NOT ENOUGH.>>28 DAYS IS WHAT AMERICAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES OR HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES WOULD PAY FOR RECOVERY SERVICES DOWN IN THE STATES. THAT’S IT. AND SO THE PROGRAMMES WERE MODELED BASED UPON THE FUNDING STRUCTURE. IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH ETHICITY AND NOTHING TO DO WITH EVIDENCE AND NOTHING TO DO WITH OUTCOME.>>Reporter: BUTT SAYS THAT THREE MONTHS OF INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT SHOULD BE THE MINIMUM, FOLLOWED BY TRANSITIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAMMES AND COUNSELLING THAT EXTENDS TO AT LEAST A YEAR. THAT’S RARELY AVAILABLE IN A PUBLIC SYSTEM ANYWHERE IN CANADA. SO WHAT IS A PARENT TO DO?>>PRAY.>>Reporter: BEREZA DECIDED TO TAKE AN EXPENSIVE GAMBLE. SHE BOOKED HER SON INTO A PRIVATELY RUN REHAB FACILITY IN NANAIMO, B.C.>>OKAY, MOM, OKAY, MOM, I’LL GO. OKAY. YOU’RE SERIOUS, YOU WANT TO DO THIS? I WANT TO DO THIS, MOM. I CAN’T LIVE LIKE THIS ANYMORE.>>Reporter: THE PRICE TAG? $10,000 A MONTH. SHE CASHED IN HER ENTIRE RETIREMENT SAVINGS, SINKING INTO DEBT.>>MY SON WASN’T MY SON FOR YEARS. AND THIS WAS — THIS WAS THE HOPE OF GETTING MY BOY BACK.>>Reporter: NORDAL MADE THE SAME DECISION FOR HER SON, ANDREW.>>AT SOME POINT WE WERE GOING TO NOT HAVE HIM IN OUR LIFE AND WE CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT WE TO BE OKAY WITH OURSELVES WE’RE GOING TO TRY ONE MORE THING.>>Reporter: BUT THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES. PRIVATE FACILITIES ARE GENERALLY UNREGULATED.>>AS SOMEONE PHONING YOU DON’T KNOW IF IT’S A GIMMICK. YOU DON’T KNOW IF THEY HAVE QUALIFIED ANYTHING.>>Reporter: IN TOTAL ANDREW DID FIVE MONTHS OF INTENSIVE RESIDENTIAL REHAB AND THEN SEVERAL MORE MONTHS OF TRANSITIONAL CARE WITH COUNSELLING AND GROUP THERAPY. IT COST $40,000. BUT SO FAR SO GOOD. HE’S BEEN CLEAN FOR 2 1/2 YEARS.>>AS LONG AS YOU STAY CLEAN THE MONEY DOESN’T MATTER. SHE WAS RIGHT THERE BESIDE ME AND WANTING NOTHING MORE THAN HER SON BACK IN HER LIFE.>>I SAID IT’S NOT DAY-BY-DAY, BUDDY, IT’S MINUTE-BY-MINUTE.>>Reporter: BEREZA’S SON HAD THREE RELAPSES IN B.C. BUT HE’S BEEN CLEAN FOR NEARLY THREE YEARS. IN TOTAL HIS PRIVATE TREATMENT HAS COST $82,000.>>CREDIT CARDS, LINES OF CREDIT. IT’S A MONTHLY FINANCIAL CRUNCH. I FEEL IT MONTHLY. BUT I LOOK AT MY SON’S SMILE TODAY AND IT’S WORTH IT.>>Reporter: TWO MOTHERS WHO NEVER IMAGINED THAT THEIR BABY BOYS WOULD BECOME ADDICTED TO DRUGS OR THAT HELP WOULD BE SO HARD TO FIND. BOTH WOULD RATHER BE BROKE THAN BROKEN HEARTED. BONNIE ALLEN, CBC NEWS, REGINA. (*)>>Adrienne: NEXT UP OUR “MOMENT.” A HOCKEY PLAYER FROM YUKON COULD BE HEADING FROM HIS BACKYARD TO THE BIG LEAGUES.>>IT’S DEFINITELY CREEPED UP ON ME, AND THE NHL DRAFT ALWAYS SEEMED SO FAR AWAY AND SEEMED LIKE A LONG WAYS AWAY FOR ME AND NOW IT’S FINALLY HERE.>>Adrienne: HOW HE MAY SOON MAKE HOCKEY HISTORY BUT FIRST… (*) “IN CASE YOU MISSED IT,” OKAY, THERE’S NO WAY THAT YOU COULD HAVE MISSED OUR TORONTO RAPTORS, BUT WITH JUST TWO DAYS TO GO BEFORE GAME ONE OF THE FINALS, WHAT ABOUT THAT TEAM THAT THEY’RE GEARING UP TO PLAY?>>LAUNCHES IT UP, OH, HE KNOCKS IT DOWN!>>Adrienne: SO CAN THE RAPS STOP THE REIGNING CHAMPION GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS? AND CAN THEY BEAT THEM? I MEAN, IN RETROSPECT HOW COULD A RAPTOR, NOT OVERCOME A BUCK? LIKE A FEROCIOUS PREDATORY DINOSAUR AGAINST A DEER? PLEASE! BUT A WARRIOR, THAT IS A DIFFERENT QUESTION. AND THERE IS ANOTHER QUESTION LOOMING, NOT ABOUT KEY RAPS LIKE KAWHI LEONARD OR KYLE LOWRY, BUT WHETHER A CERTAIN UNOFFICIAL RAPTOR CAN JUST KEEP IT TOGETHER. DRAKE HAS BEEN, WELL, WE CAN USE THE WORD ENTHUSIASTIC AT RAPSCIAL RAPTOR CAN JUST KEEP IT TOGETHER. DRAKE HAS BEEN, WELL, WE CAN USE THE WORD ENTHUSIASTIC AT RAPS GAMES. HE HAS BEEN VOCAL, EXPRESSIVE, AND EVEN A LITTLE TOUCHY. BUT WARRIORS’ HEAD COACH STEVE KERR IS NOT SHAKEN, IN FACT HE’S READY FOR IT.>>I’M NOT WORRIED ABOUT DRAKE AND I CALLED HIM ON HIS CELLPHONE EARLIER… [laughter] * YOU USED TO CALL ME ON MY CELLPHONE *>>Adrienne: WELL, IF THAT’S THE KIND OF PERFORMANCE THAT WE>>Adrienne: IF THIS IS MAYBE YOUR FIRST TIME SEEING THIS YOUNG MAN, DYLAN COZENS, CHANCES ARE THAT IT WON’T BE YOUR LAST. THIS YOUNG HOCKEY PLAYER IS SET TO MAKE HOCKEY HISTORY AT THIS YEAR’S NHL DRAFT. A YUKONER HAS NEVER BEEN SELECTED IN THE NHL DRAFT FIRST ROUND, AND THOSE HOMETOWN ROOTS, WELL, IT’S A BIG PART OF HIS ON-ICE SUCCESS. AND THAT IS TONIGHT’S “MOMENT.” (*)>>I JUST SPENT SO MUCH OF MY CHILDHOOD OUT HERE AND SO MUCH MY TIME OUT HERE AND MY HOCKEY OUT HERE, AND I’M SUPER HAPPY TO HAVE THIS AS MY HOME. IT CREEPED UP ON ME, MY NHL DRAFT, IT ALWAYS SEEMED SO FAR AWAY. AND SEEMED LIKE A LONG WAYS AWAY FROM ME AND NOW IT’S FINALLY HERE AND MY SEASON IS OVER AND THE DRAFT IS A MONTH AWAY, IT SEEMS PRETTY CRAZY AND SURREAL. BUT I’M EXCITED TO GET TO IT.>>BUT IT IS A BIT SURREAL. AND NOW WE WATCH THINGS ON THE TV, AND LAST YEAR WE WERE WATCHING THE DRAFT AND WE WERE GOING THIS COULD BE US NEXT YEAR.>>MY DAD DID SUCH A GREAT JOB OF MAKING IT INTO A HOCKEY RINK EVERY WINTER AND PUT SO MUCH WORK ON ON THAT AND I OWE A LOT TO HIM AND TO REPRESENT WHITEHORSE ON . THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE A COUPLE TIMES HAS BEEN UNBELIEVABLE. AND I’M SO HAPPY TO BE FROM HERE AND SO HAPPY TO CALL THIS PLACE MY HOME.>>Reporter: HERE YOU’RE THE LONE WOLF FROM WHITEHORSE, YOU ARE OKAY WITH THAT?>>YEAH, I WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING ABOUT IT.>>Adrienne: OKAY, SO HOW GOOD IS GOOD? WELL, “HOCKEY NEWS” MAGAZINE SAYS THAT DYLAN IS A TOP-RANKED CANADIAN PLAYER AVAILABLE AT THE DRAFT. AND SUGGESTS THAT HE MIGHT BE TAKEN BY THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS WHICH WOULD BE FANTASTIC. THAT’S THE TEAM THAT HE SAID THAT HE GREW UP WATCHING. SO LET’S WATCH FOR HIM. I THINK THAT THE DRAFT IS JUNE 21st OR I MAY HAVE GOT THAT WRONG.>>>THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR MAY 28th. GOODNIGHT. (*)

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