The National for May 31, 2019 — MMIWG Report, Wildfires, Raptors

The National for May 31, 2019 — MMIWG Report, Wildfires, Raptors


>>Ian: TONIGHT, EXPLOSIVE CONCLUSION –>>IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO.>>Ian: WE’VE GOT A FIRST LOOK AT THE REPORT INTO MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS. THE STRONG LANGUAGE USED TO DESCRIBE THEIR TREATMENT BY CANADA.>>IT WAS VERY DESTABILIZING. STABILIZING.>>Ian: DONALD TRUMP GIVES CANADA WHIPLASH OVER THE NEW TRADE DEAL. WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE NEW NAFTA. AND PASCAL SIAKAM BURSTS INTO STARDOM. THIS IS THE NATIONAL. “THE NATIONAL.” IT’S BEEN CALLED THIS COUNTRY’S NATIONAL SHAME, THE VIOLENCE INFLICTED ON INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS. THE GOVERNMENT PROMISED A NATIONAL INQUIRY INTO THOSE WHO WERE MISSING AND MURDERED, PROMISING TO LOOK AT ALL OF THE CAUSES, THE PRE-SPONS FROM POLICE, THE COURTS AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS AND NOW IT’S READY TO REPORT ON MONDAY BUT CBC NEWS HAS OBTAINED A COPY. WE HAVE MADE THIS INQUIRY A PRIORITY FOR OUR GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THOSE TOUCHED BY THIS NATIONAL TRAGEDY HAS WAITED LONG ENOUGH.>>Ian: AND SO BEGAN MORE THAN FOO ANTWO AND A HALF YEARS OF WORK, MORE THAN 2300 PARTICIPANTS, MANY SHARING TESTIMONY THAT AT TIMES WAS HEARTBREAKING.>>I JUST LOST EVERYTHING WHEN SHE DIED. MY LIFE IS RUINED. MY TEACHER, MY MOTHER.>>Ian: THERE WERE SETBACKS, A COMMISSIONER QUIT AND THERE WERE CONCERNS FROM SOME FAMILIES, BUT THE FINAL REPORT IS SUBSTANTIAL. MORE THAN 1200 PAGES, MORE THAN 230 RECOMMENDATIONS AG AIMED AT GOVERNMENTS, CANADA AN AND THE PEOPLE OF CANADA. CANADIAN GENOCIDE STANDS OUT. THAT’S WHAT IT SAYS THIS COUNTRY HAS TO CONFRONT AND THAT’S WHERE WE BEGIN TONIGHT.>>EVERY CANADIAN MUST KNOW THE TRUTH BECAUSE IT’S TRUTH THAT LIBERATES. IT’S TRUTH THAT EMANCIPATES.>>Reporter: THAT TRUTH, ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL INQUIRY’S FINAL REPORT IS THAT VIOLENCE AGAINST INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS AMOUNTS TO WHAT THE COMMISSIONERS CALL A CANADIAN GENOCIDE, WORDS DELIBERATELY CHOSEN TO REFLECT CENTURIES OF COLONIAL RACISM AND OPPRESSION. SOMETHING IVANN YELLOWKNIFE SAYS SHE’S KNOWN ALL HER LIFE.>>IT’S BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS.>>Reporter: YELLOWKNIFE HAS THREE FAMILY MEMBERS THAT HAVE DISAPPEARED OR HAVE BEEN KILLED.>>IT’S CRAZY IT TOOK $92 MILLION AND THIS COMMISSIONED REPORT FOR THOSE SAME STATEMENTS AND THOSE WORD TO BE VERIFIABLE. WHEN OUR FAMILIES AND OUR MOTHERS WERE SEEING THESE AND TELLING US AS YOUNG WOMEN GROWING UP TO BE CAREFUL.>>Reporter: THE COMMISSIONER’S SITE RESEARCH DATING BACK TO WHEN THE TERM GENOCIDE WAS FIRST COINED IN THE WAKE OF THE HOLOCAUST. SOME QUESTION WHETHER THE USE OF THAT WORD IS ACCURATE BECAUSE INTERNATIONAL LAW SAYS THERE HAS TO BE INTENT.>>THEY ARE FRAMING THE ISSUE BY DROPPING CULTURAL GENOCIDE. THEY’RE ARGUING THAT INTENT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND OTHER AUTHORITIES IN CANADA HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE BIOLOGICAL ELIMINATION OF THE NATIVE PEOPLES IN CANADA IN ALL OF ITS ACTS. AND LEGALLY, IF WE WENT TO COURT, WE WOULD HAVE A VERY DIFFICULT TIME PROVING THAT.>>Reporter: THE AUTHORS SEEM TO RECOGNIZE MORE EXPLANATION IS NEEDED, SAYING THEY PLAN ON WRITING ANOTHER REPORT FOR DEFINING WHAT HAPPENED TO CANADA’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AS GENOCIDE.>>Ian: MANY INQUIRY’S RECOMMENDATIONS ARE DIRECTED AT CANADA’S JUSTICE SYSTEM. THAT’S WHAT THE CBC’S BONNIE ALLEN IS LOOKING AT TONIGHT.>>Reporter: SHIRLEY WILSON IS ON HER WAY TO OTTAWA TO WITNESS THE NATIONAL INQUIRY’S CLOSING CEREMONY. HER DAUGHTER WAS SHOT AND KILLED 20 YEARS AGO. A MURDER CHARGE WAS DOWNGRADED TO MANS. THE KILLER ONLY SERVED A COUPLE OF YEARS.>>IT WAS LIKE SHE DIDN’T MATTER BUT SHE WAS MY BABY.>>Reporter: SHE CHANGED THE CRIMINAL CODE AND IF THE VICTIM OF VIOLENCE IS AN INDIGENOUS WOMAN OR GIRL, IT SHOULD BE DEEMED AN AGGRAVATING FACTOR AND THAT COULD MEAN TOUGHER SENTENCES.>>IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO.>>Reporter: IT’S AN IDEA THAT LILLIAN DICK PUT FORWARD IN A PRIVATE BILL DEFEATED IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. THE FIRST NATION’S SENATOR AND OTHER RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT SENTENCES ARE USUALLY LIGHTER WHEN THE VICTIM IS AN INDIGENOUS WOMAN.>>IF SOMEONE KILLED AN ABORIGINAL WOMAN, HE WAS MORE LIKELY TO GET OUT OF JAIL FASTER THAN IF IT WAS A NON-ABORIGINAL WOMAN.>>Reporter: SO CAN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM CONSIDER RACE IN SENTENCING? WELL, IT ALREADY DOES. TWO-THIRD OF PERPETRATORS WHO KILL INDIGENOUS WOMEN ARE INDIGENOUS. JUDGES ARE SUPPOSED TO CONSIDER A SO-CALLED GLADUE REPORT, TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION BACKGROUNDS SUCH AS RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLING AND ANY ABUSE BEFORE DECIDING A SENTENCE. NOW THIS WOULD ALSO RECOGNISE THE RACE OF THE VICTIM, BUT AS AN AGGRAVATING FACTOR. ANOTHER RECOMMENDATION WOULD MAKE A DOMESTIC HOMICIDE A FIRST-DEGREE MURDER CHARGE IF THERE’S A PATTERN OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE.>>IT’S EASY TO SAY, YOU KNOW, MAYBE I GOT CARRIED AWAY OR DRINKING SO I’M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR MY ACTIONS BUT WHEN THERE’S A PATTERN OF BEHAVIOUR OVER TIME, THAT SHOWS INTENT.>>Reporter: THAT CHANGE WOULD APPLY TO EVERYONE, REGARDLESS OF RACE. BONNIE ALLEN, CBC NEWS, REGINA.>>Ian: CBC NEWS WILL HAVE MORE COVERAGE OF THE STORY IN THE DAYS AHEAD, INCLUDING MONDAY’S RELEASE OF THE REPORT AT A CEREMONY AT THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY IN COMBA GATINEAU, QUEBEC. THE PRIME MINISTER IS EXPECTED TO ATTEND. AND NOW TO THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ON THE LATEST NAFTA DEAL. DONALD TRUMP ONCE CALLED HIMSELF TARIFFS MAN AND THAT IS RINGING TRUE AS HE PUSHES AHEAD WITH NEW ONES ON ALL MEXICAN GOODS. U.S. IMPORTERS WILL PAY 5% STARTING FIVE DAYS FROM NOW UNTIL IT REACHES 25% BY OCTOBER. IT’S AN EFFORT TO PRESSURE MEXICO TO DO MORE TO STOP MIGRANTS FROM CROSSING INTO THE U.S. BUT LINKING TRADE TO IMMIGRATION AND PUNISHING AN ALLY HAS BLIND-SIDED BUSINESSES AND RAISED DOUBTS ABOUT THE NEW VERSION OF NAFTA SO FAR SIGNED BUT NOT RATIFIED. ELLEN MAURO HAS THE LITTLE SCRAMBLE TO RESPOND.>>Reporter: PELTED WITH QUESTIONS, SARAH SANDERS DEFENDED THE TARIFFS THIS MORNING.>>WE’RE ASKING MEXICO TO ENFORCE THEIR OWN LAWS TO HELP STOP THE PEOPLE COMING IN FROM CENTRAL AMERICA.>>Reporter: STOPPING THAT FLOW, PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TOP PROMISE STILL UNFULFILLED TURNING TO HIS SEEMINGLY FAVOURITE WEAPON, TARIFFS. WE’RE TAKING IN BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON TARIFFS.>>Reporter: IT COULD TOP $20 BILLION, BORNE BY U.S. CONSUMERS AND BUSINESSES.>>IF YOU’RE A CONSUMER LOOKING TO BUY ONE OF THESE NICE SUVS, HOW WOULD YOU FEEL ABOUT A 5% INCREASE IN PRICE? I MEAN, IT’S GOING TO BE TOUGH. A 25% INCREASE WOULD PROBABLY BE A DISASTER.>>Reporter: THE U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CONSIDERING LEGAL OPTIONS TO STOP IT.>>THERE ARE REAL PROBLEMS AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER, BUT IT’S HARD TO DRAW A CONNECTION BETWEEN A TAX ON CONSUMERS AND BUSINESSES HERE IN AMERICA AND SOLVING THAT PROBLEM.>>Reporter: MARKETS FELL OVER THE NEWS, WHILE MEXICO’S PRESIDENT URGED CAUTION. THESE ARE NEITHER IN THE INTEREST OF MEXICANS OR THE UNITED STATES, HE SAYS. THE TARIFFS COULD PROVE COUNTERPRODUCTIVE BY COMPLICATING RATIFICATION OF THE NEW NAFTA, A DEAL THE WHITE HOUSE WANTS TO SELL AS A WIN AHEAD OF 2020.>>IT’S GOOD FOR EVERYBODY. IT’S A GREAT DEAL AND IT’S SOMETHING WE SHOULD MOVE FORWARD WITH.>>Reporter: BUT IT’S A BALANCING ACT FOR A PRESIDENT EAGER TO SHOW HIS BASE. HE HASN’T FORGOTTEN HIS PLEDGE FROM 2016, TO CRACK DOWN ON THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER.>>Ian: AND KATIE SIMPSON IS MONITORING THE REACTION IN OTTAWA AND IF THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT HAS DISAPPROVAL, NOBODY IS SHOWING IT.>>Reporter: THE OPPOSITION USED FRESH TRADE TENSIONS TO ATTACK THE LIBERALS AND CANADA SHOULD SLOW TO ADOPT THE AGREEMENT.>>THEY WANT TO PUT THEIR HEAD IN THE SAND INSTEAD OF WAITING AN OPPORTUNITY.>>Reporter: THE FOREIGN AFFAIR’S MINISTER DOWNPLAYED CONCERN, THAT DONALD TRUMP’S TARIFF CONCEPT COULD HURT THE PROCESS.>>THEY PLAN TO MOVE AHEAD.>>Reporter: FROM CANADA’S PERSPECTIVE, THESE ARE SEPARATE ISSUES AND THE U.S. AND MEXICO NEED TO SORT IT OUT THEMSELVES.>>THIS BORDER ISSUE, BETWEEN MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES IS A BILATERAL ISSUE.>>Reporter: A SOURCE WITH DIRECT KNOWLEDGE OF THE SITUATION SAYS CANADA IS NOT GETTING INVOLVED AND THAT WHEN THE PRIME MINISTER AND PRESIDENT HELD A PHONE CALL TODAY, THE TARIFF THREAT DID NOT COME UP. STILL, THIS NEGOTIATOR OF THE ORIGINAL NAFTA SAYS TRUMP’S INTIMIDATING TWEETS ARE NOT HELPFUL.>>IT’S VERY DESTABILIZING, NOT JUST ON THE PROSPECTS FOR THE RATIFICATION OF THE NEW NAFTA BUT IN TERMS OF TRADE GENERALLY.>>Reporter: SO DIS-STABILIZING AND UNEXPECTED, THE ISSUE GOT ATTENTION FROM ANOTHER QUESTION CAUGHT IN A TRADE DISPUTE WITH THE U.S. WHIP ASKED BY A REPORTER ABOUT THE THREAT, A CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN SAID THE U.S. HAS REPEATEDLY RESORTED TO BULLYING TRADE PRACTICES. IT IS NOT NEW FOR BEIJING TO CRITICIZE WASHINGTON, BUT IT IS CERTAINLY NOT SOMETHING OTTAWA WANTS TO HEAR RIGHT NOW, ESPECIALLY SINCE THE PRIME MINISTER JUST ASKED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE A DIRECT PLEA TO THE CHINESE FOR THE RELEASE OF TWO DETAINED CANADIANS.>>WE KNOW YOU WILL NOT BE INTIMIDATED BY THE USE OF COERCIVE TACTIC AND NEITHER WILL WE.>>Reporter: THE PLEDGE FOR MORE CANADA-U.S. COOPERATION ISN’T GOING OVER WELL. BEIJING SAYS THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES IF CANADA CONTINUES ON THIS PATH. KATIE SIMPSON, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Ian: TO A DEVELOPING STORY OUT OF VIRGINIA, JUST MOMENTS AGO OFFICIALS SAYING THE DEATH TOLL FROM SHOOTING HAS INCREASED TO 12.>>THIS IS THE MOST DEVASTATING DAY IN THE HISTORY OF VIRGINIA BEACH.>>Ian: POLICE SAY THE SHOOTING HAPPENED AT 4:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME. THE GUNMAN SAID TO BE A DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEE AFTER ENTERING A VIRGINIA BEACH BUILDING. WITNESSES DESCRIBE THE TERRIFYING MOMENTS THE GUNSHOTS WENT OFF IN THEIR WORKPLACE.>>THERE WAS PROBABLY ABOUT 20 OF US IN AN OFFICE, CRAMMED IN. WE BARRICADED THE DOOR.>>DID YOU HEAR ANY GUNSHOTS?>>YEAH, WE DID.>>Ian: FOUR OTHER PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED IN THE SHOOTING INCLUDING A POLICE OFFICER WHOSE BULLET-PROOF VEST SAVED HIS LIFE. THE MOTIVE IS YET NOT KNOWN.>>>BACK IN THIS COUNTRY, FREE REIGNS HAVE DONE LITTLE TO WARD OFF FIRES IN SOME AREAS AND THAT IS A BIG PROBLEM FOR THE PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION AND THEY’RE THREATENED BY OUT OF CONTROL FLAMES ON THE EASTERN BORDER. RESIDENTS ARE AIRLIFTED OUT IN A HUGE OPERATION. KAREN PAULS CAUGHT UP WITH SOME OF THEM IN THUNDERBAY.>>Reporter: IAN MOOSE AND THEIR DAUGHTER VENTURED OUT TO PICK UP BREAKFAST AND GOT INTO THUNDERBAY LAST NIGHT ON ONE OF THE MILITARY FLIGHTS FROM PIKANGIIKUM.>>THE FIRE WAS GETTING CLOSE.>>Reporter: MOOSE DESCRIBES THIS AS HELL. THE AIRPORT WAS PACKED AFTER A STATE OF EMERGENCY WAS CALLED WEDNESDAY EVENING. MORE THAN 1,000 PRIORITY PEOPLE WERE TOLD TO PACK UP AND LEAVE.>>IT WAS HORRIBLE. ISSUEVERYBODY WAS PANICKING.>>I’M WORRIED ABOUT MY PARENTS AND MY NEPHEWS.>>Reporter: THREE MILITARY AIRCRAFT ARE FLYING IN AND OUT OF THE COMMUNITY TRYING TO GET PEOPLE OUT OF HARM’S WAY. THE WIND HAS SHIFTED, BUT THE FIRE IS WITHIN TWO KILOMETERS OF THE AIRPORT AND IT’S STILL CONSIDERED OUT OF CONTROL. INDIGENOUS LEADERS TRYING TO COORDINATE THE EFFORT AND COMMUNICATE WITH THEIR PEOPLE.>>INITIALLY THERE WAS A LOT OF FRUSTRATION AND RIGHTLY SO. ESPECIALLY YESTERDAY MORNING WITH THE LONG DELAY, PEOPLE WAITING AT THE AIRPORT FOR THE FIRST PLANE TO ARRIVE AND ALL WE COULD DO WAS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAD ACCESS TO WATER AND FOOD.>>Reporter: BACK IN THE HOTEL ROOM, QUILL IS CARING FOR HER TWO-WEEK-OLD BABY BOY AND HER SISTER HAS COME TO VISIT WITH HER 3-MONTH-OLD BABY.>>THE BABY WAS STARTING TO COUGH A LOT SO HE HAS BEEN COUGHING.>>Reporter: THE ROOM IS PACKED AND EVERYONE IS TIRED AND FEELING SCARED FOR THEIR COMMUNITY AND FAMILY MEMBERS STILL LEFT BEHIND. MOST OF THE EVACUEES WILL SUE LOOK-OUT WHICH DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY ACTING AS BOTH A HUB AND HOST COMMUNITY, IF NECESSARY, IN THE NEXT FEW DAY. KAREN PAULS, CBC NEWS, THUNDERBAY, ONTARIO.>>Ian: AND IN ALBERTA, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES DOUBLED OVERNIGHT AS WILDFIRES THERE CONTINUE TO BURN OUT OF CONTROL, INCLUDING THE TWO BIGGEST NEAR THE TOWNS OF HIGH LEVEL AND SLAVE LAKE. THERE WERE TEN THOUSAND EVACUEES AND MANY MORE GETS READY TO LEAVE. RAFFY BOUDJIKANIAN IS IN SLAVE LAKE.>>Reporter: SLAVE LAKE IS A TOWN READY TO GO. THE TURNERS MOVED HERE IN 2012 TO A HOUSE SPARED BY WILDFIRE THAT DESTROYED PARTS OF THIS COMMUNITY AND THEY’RE DREADING LEAVING IT BEHIND –>>ALL OF THE WORK WE’VE PUT INTO IT, FOR THAT TO JUST GO WOULD BE, YOU KNOW, TERRIBLE. I MEAN, I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S SUNK IN, WHAT’S GOING ON.>>Reporter: — BUT LEAVING NOTHING TO CHANCE. THE KIDS ALL PACKED UP AND PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY TO PACK UP THE PETS.>>I’M JUST TRYING TO GET AS MUCH DONE AS I CAN SO THAT AT LEAST, LIKE I SAID, WE HAVE SOMEWHERE TO GO. AND IF NOT, REALLY, THE ANIMALS CAN BE IN IN SECTION.>>Reporter: THEN THERE ARE THOSE WHO JUST WENT THROUGH AN EVACUATION, HUNDREDS HERE ESCAPED THE FIRE FURTHER NORTH, THREATENING THE TOWN OF HIGH LEVEL, HOPING THAT WASN’T SIMPLY A REHEARSAL.>>I KNOW THINGS TO DO. FIRST THINGS FIRST, RIGHT? SO NO PANICKING, NOT AT ALL. SO I’M READY TO GO ANYWHERE.>>Reporter: OFFICIALS ASSURING THINGS ARE UNDER CONTROL AS THEY KEEP AN EYE ON WHAT COULD BE NEXT.>>ONE OF THE OTHER OTHER CONCERNS IS A NEW FIRE STARTING UP. RAIN IS NOT ABUNDANC ABUNDANT IN THE FORECAST.>>Reporter: THIS ISN’T LOST ON THE TURNERS.>>IT’S JUST BEEN FIRES AFTER FIRE. SO YOU KNOW, EVERY YEAR YOU THINK WINTER IS OVER AND WE GOT THROUGH SIX MONTHS OF COLD AND NOW IT’S TIME TO ENJOY AND THEN THIS HAPPENS AGAIN.>>Reporter: THE WINDS TURNED TODAY IN TOWN, PUSHING THE FIRE AWAY AND RESIDENTS HOPE LETTING THEM STAY CLOSE. RAFFY BOUDJIKANIAN, CBC NEWS, SLAVE LAKE, ALBERTA.>>Ian: THE SMOKE THOSE FIRES GENERATE IS BLOWING SOUTH AND THAT CREATES HAZARDS FOR PEOPLE WITH BREATHING DIFFICULTIES. AARON COLLINS ARE SHOWING HOW PEOPLE ARE COPING.>>Reporter: IT’S HARD TO SAY WHEN SMOKE BECAME PART OF THE WEATHER HERE IN ALBERTA BUT HERE WE ARE.>>IT’S EARLY FOR THE SMOKE AND BOTH MY DAUGHTERS HAVE ASTHMA, SO THEY’RE YOUNG AND I HARD FOR THEM.>>Reporter: ENVIRONMENTAL CANADA SAYS THE AIR HERE IS AS BAD AS IT CAN GET.>>THIS WAS PRETTY COMMON IN INDIA, STILL IS, BUT I CAN KIND OF FEEL THE SAME PRESSURE ON MY LUNGS.>>Reporter: THIS WILDFIRE SMOKE HASN’T MADE ITS WAY TO INDIA BUT IT’S HARMING PEOPLE’S HEALTH AS FAR AS AWAY AS KANSAS CITY.>>WHAT DOES ALL OF THE SMOKE MEAN FOR THE PEOPLE BREATHING IT?>>SHORT-TERM, IT’S BAD FOR HEART AND LUNGS AND LONG-TERM INCREASED RISK OF CANCER AND PREGNANCY PROBLEMS.>>Reporter: THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW SMOKE LIKE THIS ROLLED IN. IT’S UNCLEAR HOW LONG IT WILL STICK AROUND BUT THE REAL PROBLEM IS THAT IT WILL BE BACK. CLIMATE CHANGE IS HAPPENING AND WILL CONTINUE TO HAPPEN. ONE OF THE MANIFESTATIONS OF THAT PHENOMENON IS AN INCREASE IN THE FREQUENCY AND THE MAGNITUDE OF FIRES. A STARK NEW REALITY IN A PROVINCE THAT SCRAPPED THE CARBON TAX YESTERDAY.>>Mr. SPEAKER, PROMISE MADE, PROMISE KEPT. THE CARBON TAX REPEAL.>>Reporter: TODAY, NO CHANGE OF LASTER.>>THE CARBON TAX DIDN’T STOP FOREST FIRES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA OR IN COLUMBIA AND THAT WE’VE ALWAYS HAD FOREST FIRES. WE ALWAYS WOMEN. WILL.>>Reporter: THAT MUCH IS TRUE AND MORE WARM, DRY WEATHER MEANS THE FIRES THAT CAUSED THIS SMOKE WON’T BE OUT ANY TIME SOON AND WHILE THIS SMOKE WILL EVENTUALLY CLEAR, THE PROBLEM THAT CAUSED IT APPEARS HERE TO STAY. AARON COLLINS, CBC NEWS, CALGARY.>>Ian: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL,” STIRRING UP A DOUBLE-DOUBLE SERVING IN CHINA. THE CHALLENGE’S BRAND CANADA IS FACING LATER IN OUR DISPATCH, BUT FIRST RAPTORS’ FANS CALL HIM SPICY P. A LOOK AT THE RISING STAR.>>GOING OUT THERE EVERY SINGLE NIGHT AND WORKING HARD TO GET TO THIS LEVEL.>>HE DRIVES AND IT’>>Ian: JUST ONE OF P SE PASCAL SIAKAM’S HOMES, LEADING WITH 32 POINTS IN THE FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP GAME PLAYED ON CANADIAN SOIL. IT HAS BEEN A LONG ROAD TO THE NBA FINALS FOR A YOUNG MAN DREAMED OF BEING A CATHOLIC PRIEST BEFORE BASKETBALL BECAME THE CENTRE OF HIS LIFE. WE EXPLORE THE RISE OF A TALENTED AND DRIVEN PLAYER.>>THE STARTING LINE-UP FOR YOUR TORONTO RAPTORS!>>Reporter: THE NBA FINALS ARE ALWAYS THE GRAND STAGE FOR THE GAME’S SUPER STARS BUT ON THIS NIGHT, DID A NEW ONE EMERGE?>>NUMBER 23, SPICY P.>>Reporter: PASCAL SIAKAM WAS BRILLIANT. MAKING 14 OF THE 17 SHOTS HE TOOK, HE WAS EVERYWHERE. LEADING THE RAPTORS TO A HUGE WIN.>>THAT’S THE STORY OF MY LIFE, JUST GOING ON THERE EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, WORKING HARD TO GET TO THIS LEVEL.>>Reporter: A LIFE THAT’S HAD HEARTACHE AND ADVERSITY. IN 2014, AT THE BEGINNING OF HIS BASKETBALL JOURNEY, ATTENDING A U.S. UNIVERSITY FAR FROM HIS CAMEROON HOME, HIS WORLD WAS ROCKED. HIS FATHER KILLED IN A CAR ACCIDENT.>>IT WAS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE TOUGHEST MOMENTS IN MY LIFE AND TESTED ME AS A MAN.>>Reporter: DEVASTATING BUT HE PERSEVERED.>>THE TORONTO RAPTORS SELECT PASCAL SIAKAM.>>HE’S BEEN GIVEN A GOD-GIVEN ABILITY.>>Reporter: FLUENT IN BOTH ENGLISH AND FRENCH, HE HAS A FLARE FANS ADORE. IT’S EARNED HIM THE NICK NAME S”SPICY P” AND ALL OF THE TALK ABOUT THEIR HERO.>>WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH AND TELL YOU, KEEP ON WITH THIS NAME AND WE’RE BEHIND YOU ALWAYS.>>Reporter: AND DURING THE GAME OF HIS LIFE, HIS DAD, THE ONE PERSON ON HIS MIND.>>I KNOW PEOPLE ALWAYS TELL ME THAT I KNOW HE’S PROUD OF YOU AND YOU HAVE A BIGGER PURPOSE AND I PLAY FOR SOMETHING BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL.>>Reporter: NOW JUST THREE WINS AWAY FROM AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP.>>Ian: IT HAS A NICE RING AND WE’LL HAVE MORE ON THE RAPTORS UP NEXT. OUR PANEL TAKES IT ON FROM THE SIDELINES.>>WE HAVE THE BEST FANS IN THE WHOLE NBA AND IN THE WHOLE WORLD. LOOK AROUND YOU.>>GAME ONE OF THE NBA FINALS, LOWREY FROM EDMONTON TO PUT IT AWAY!>>THE TORONTO RAPTORS JUST WON GAME ONE OF THE NBA FINALS, THE FIRST EVER TO BE PLAYED IN CANADA. PINCH ME, I MUST BE DREAMING, RIGHT?>>THE RAPTORS HAVE THE GAME’S MOST UNDERSTATED ON THE COURT AND ARTISTS LOSING IT COURTSIDE. THIS IS UNPRECEDENT.>>IT FEELS LIKE THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS CERTAINLY CHEERING FOR THIS TEAM, INCLUDING ME, AND I JUST FOUND OUT WHO KAWHI LEONARD WAS A MONTH AGO. I’M STACIE LEE CONFIDENTIA KONG.>>I’M THE HOST AND SPORT’S WRITER.>>I’M STAFF WRITER WITH REFINERY 29. RIGHT NOW EVERYONE IS ALL ABOUT THE RAPTORS BUT HOW MANY OF YOU WILL STICK AROUND? RIGHT NOW I’M ALL ABOUT BEING IN THIS MOMENT AND BEING A PART OF THIS AMAZING RIDE.>>WE, THE NORTH, ISN’T JUST A MARKETING SLOGAN, THERE’S PRIDE BEHIND IT. BASKETBALL WAS INVENTED IN CANADA AND WHILE HOCKEY IS A SPORT THAT DEFINES US, WE’RE GETTING CLOSE TO THE POINT THAT’S NO LONGER THE CASE.>>Ian: SO YOU ARE ALL, OBVIOUSLY, EXCITED ABOUT THE RAPTORS AND SO I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR WHAT THIS SERIES AND LAST NIGHT’S WIN MEANS TO YOU. LET’S START WITH KATHLEEN.>>I’M WEARING RAPTORS’ RED AND HARD TO PUT IT INTO WORDS. IT REMIND MED OF THE CHILDHOOD I SPENT LOVING THE RAPTORS.>>Ian: THAT’S INTERESTING TO HEAR HOW EMOTIONAL IT MAKES YOU. DONOVAN, ARE YOU TEARY-EYED?>>NO, MY TEAR DUCTS ARE FINE. I’M A WORKING PROFESSIONAL. [ Laughter ]>>I’M HAPPY FOR THE FAN BASE AND THE CITY AND A LOT OF THE FANS ARE SO YOUNG THAT THEY CAN’T REMEMBER AN EXISTENCE WHEN THE RAPTORS WEREN’T THERE. THEY USED TO BE A TEAM THAT YOU CHEERLEADERCHEERED FOR IN CANADA. NOW YOU CAN HAVE NICE THINGS. YOU CAN HAVE BOTH. SO THIS ENTIRE WEEK, THE ENTIRE PLAYOFFS HAS BEEN A CELEBRATION THAT FOR ONCE, THE RAPTORS ARE A PART OF THE CELEBRATION.>>Ian: WHAT IS IT THAT ON THIS RIDE TO THE FINALS THAT KIND OF PROMPTED TO YOU TO JUMP ON THAT BANDWAGON?>>WHEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT REALIZING THAT THIS TEAM IS AMAZING AND ALL OF THE THAT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE AND I RESPECT THE SKILL AND ATHLETICISM BUT REAL, IT FELT LIKE I WANTED TO BE A PART OF SOMETHING SUPER FUN. THE VIBE IN THE CITY IS AMAZING. PEOPLE ARE TEARY-EYED. I’M NOT TEARY-EYED WHICH I’M YELLING AT THE TV A LOT WHICH IS A NEW THING FOR ME AND IT’S JUST FUN. [ Laughter ]>>Ian: THAT’S AN INTERESTING POINT AND I THINK FOR CANADIANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, A LOT OF PEOPLE LIVE IN CITIES WHERE THEIR NHL TEAMS HAVE PLAYED IN THE STANLEY CUP OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS AND IT’S A COOL THING AS A TEAM GETS CLOSER TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP OR A CHANCE TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP, MORE AND MORE PEOPLE GET INTERESTED. SO THE BANDWAGON JUMPERS ARE A PART OF THE EXPERIENCE AND ALSO A PART OF IT IS JURASSIC PARK, AS WE WATCH AND MARVEL. IT’S NOT JUST IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO. THERE’S SOMETHING LIKE, I THINK, AUTHOR THAN 20 JURASSIC PARKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING THIS ONE IN HALIFAX. LET’S TAKE A LOOK.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS, HALIGONIANS GETTING TOGETHER?>>IT’S GOOD STUFF. HALIFAX IS A BIG BASKETBALL TOWN. GLAD TO SEE THE BIG SHOW AND LET’S GO, RAPTORS!>>Ian: THAT’S COLLEEN JONES FROM CBC HALIFAX ASKING THE QUESTIONS. DONOVAN, HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL TO SEE THOSE PICTURES FROM HALIFAX AND SOMEBODY DESCRIBING HALIFAX AS A BASKETBALL TOWN?>>I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THIS TEAM, WHEN WE MENTION THAT THEY’RE NOT TORONTO’S TEAM, THEY’RE THE COUNTRY’S TEAM. AFTER THE GRIZZLIES ARE NOW GONE, CANADA HAS REALLY WRAPPED THE FLAG AROUND THEM. I THINK IT’S INSTRUCTIVE THEY CHANGE THE COLOURS FROM PURPLE TO RED TO EMBODY THAT. WHETHER IT’S PRODUCING A PLAYER LIKE KARL ENGLISH OR STEVE NASH, THE ENTIRE COUNTRY HAS BEEN PART OF THE BASKETBALL CONVERSATION SO I LOVE TO SEE THE WATCH PARTIES AROUND THE COUNTRY. EVEN IN CINEPLEXES PEOPLE ARE PAYING TO WATCH THE GAME WITH OTHER PEOPLE AND I LOVE IT.>>Ian: I WAS TALK ON TWITTER HOW THIS IS ONE OF THE SHARED EXPERIENCES AND WE GET FEWER AND FEWER ON TELEVISION AS YOU GET FRAGMENTED MEDIA PEOPLE WATCHING STREAMING AND THAT SORT OF THING. SOMEBODY GRUMPLING REARE APPLIED, I’M IN VANCOUVER AND I DON’T SEE EVERYBODY WATCHING IT. I’M IN VANCOUVER, TOO, AND THE NEWSROOM, THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT THE RAPTORS. STACIE, HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL, THAT SENSE OF A SHARED EXPERIENCE WITH OTHER PEOPLE?>>I LOVE THAT. THAT’S WHAT I’M HERE FOR. I’M HERE FOR THE SHARED PERSONS EXPERIENCE AND FEELING LIKE A PART OF SOMETHING. IT’S NICE, TOO, BECAUSE THERE’S A REASON I’M NOT BANDWAGON JUMPING FOR THE LEAFS. THERE’S THE OBVIOUSLY ONE BUT I DON’T NECESSARILY SEE MYSELF REPRESENTED IN THAT FAN-BASE CULTURE AND I DO SEE MYSELF REPRESENTED IN BASKETBALL.>>Ian: KATHLEEN, JUMP IN.>>I MEAN, STACIE BRINGS UP A GREAT POINT THAT THE RAPTORS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A TEAM I COULD LOOK TO AND FEEL REPRESENTED BY IN CANADA, WHICH IS STILL A HOCKEY COUNTRY. SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT CANADA JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON OF THIS TEAM, THIS IS STILL TORONTO’S TEAM AND I THINK WE DO NEED TO MAKE A DISTINCTION BETWEEN TORONTO AND THE REST OF CANADA AND HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE STILL GOING TO BE SUPPORTING THIS CITY AND NOT TALKING TRASH ABOUT THIS CITY, WHEN THIS TEAM, GOD FORBID, ISN’T WINNING LIKE IT.>>Ian: YOU DON’T HAVE TO DRAW A DISTINCTION BETWEEN CANADA AND THE REST.>>WE’RE ALL OF THIS HOLDIN’ HANDS, COMIN’ TOGETHER COUNTRY WHERE EVERYBODY LOVES TORONTO, I DON’T THINK THAT’S TRUE.>>Ian: LOTS OF PEOPLE LOVE THE RAPTORS NOW, THAT’S FOR SURE AND DON FOE VAN, YODONOVAN, JUST A THOUGHTFUL
TAKE, AS A TEAM THAT REFLECTS TORONTO.>>THE REST OF THE COUNTRY MAY NOT LIKE TORONTOINANS BUT COULD LIKE THE PEOPLE ON THIS TEAM BECAUSE THE FRANCHISE REPRESENTS THE COUNTRY IN THE WAY THEY ARE. THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN IN THE GA AND FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT AND THEY HAVE WOMEN WORKING IN THE FRONT-OFFICE AND ON THE COURT, A MAYOR FROM TAIWAN, A COUPLE FROM AFRICA AND THE U.K. IT’S NOT JUST TALL AMERICANS PLAYING. SERGABAKA IS TALKING IN FRENCH. THAT’S MULTICULTURAL AND SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING THAT WOULD HAPPEN FOR A TEAM IN THIS COUNTRY AND SO THAT DIVERSITY ON THE COURT REPRESENTS THE DIVERSITY IN OUR COUNTRY AND THAT FAN BASE, WHICH IS WHY, I THINK, WE’RE SEEING A LOT OF NEW RAPTORS’ FANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.>>Ian: LET’S TALK ABOUT DRAKE AND LOOK AT A CLIP FROM HIM AT JER RAJURASSIC PARK.>>WE HAVE THE BEST FANS IN THE WHOLE WORLD. LOOK AT THIS.>>LOVE HIM! [ Laughter ]>>I SAY LET DRAKE BE GREAT. ASIDE FROM THE CULTURAL DIFFERENCES, IT IS ENTERTAINMENT AND DRAKE IS BEING ENTERTAINING. HE IS, YOU KNOW, TAKING THAT NOSE-BLEED ENERGY AND DRAKE IS LETTING GO AND BEING A FAN AND HE’S REPRESENTING ME ON THOSE SIDELINES AND I LOVE IT. HE’S DOING HIS JOB, GETTING IN THE HEADS OF OUR OPPONENTS AND DRAYMOMG GREEN WAS NOT ABLE TO SHUT DOWN PASCAL SIAKAM AND THEY DID HIS JOB.>>Ian: STACIE, YOU MENTIONED YOU’RE A BANDWAGON JUMPER AND IT’S NOT TYPICAL TO HAVE A SUPER STAR MUSICIAN AT COURTSIDE DOING WHAT DRAKE DOES. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE SEEING?>>I LOVE HIM. I THINK DRAKE HAS SO MANY FEELINGS AND THEY’RE REPRESENTATIVE OF MY FEELINGS. I’M SHOUTING AT THESE REFS AND I DON’T KNOW I’M ALWAYS RIGHT OR INTERPRETED THE RULES CORRECTLY BUT I FEEL THEM DEEPLY. I LIKE SEEING THAT REPRESENTED. I THINK HIS BETTYNESS IS PETTINESS IS HILARIOUS.>>Ian: DON FOE VAN, YOU’RE WITH SPORTsNET, A FORMER COLLEGE ATHLETES AND GIVE ME THE SPORT’S PERSPECTIVE ON THIS, BECAUSE I’VE HEARD PEOPLE IN THE SPORT’S JOURNALISM COMMUNITY THAT WERE SPLIT ON HAVING ANYBODY, MUCH LESS DRAKE DOING WHAT HE DID COURTSIDE.>>YOU NEED TO ASK THAT PERSON, WELL, WHEN WERE THEY BORN? THIS IS AN ISSUE, BASED ON HOW OLD YOU ARE. THE BASKETBALL — THE CONSUMPTION IN THIS COUNTRY IS HEAVILY, HEAVILY MILLENNIAL. MILLENNIALS ARE 70% MORE LIKELY TO WATCH BASKETBALL THAN A BABY-BOOMER. A DRAKE HAS BEEN A FAN OF THIS TEAM SINCE HE’S BEEN AUBREY AND HE IS PASSIONATE AND THIS IS A WAY THAT THE NBA IS DIFFERENT FROM THE NHL OR MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. THEY EMBRACE CELEBRITY CULTURE BECAUSE THEY UNDERSTAND WHEN THEY’RE TRENDING, GOOD, BAD OR INDIFFERENT, IT’S GOOD FOR EVERYONE. SO THIS THE MOST NBA MILLENNIAL STORY YOU’LL HAVE AND IT’S NOT SURPRISING DRAKE IS PART OF THE STORY EVEN THOUGH OLD SCHOOL JOURNALISTS DON’T LIKE IT.>>IT’S IMPORTANT TO DISTINGUISH DRAKE FROM OTHER RANDOM FANS. HE IS THE GLOBAL AMBASSADOR OF THE TORONTO RAPTORS. HE HAS DONE A LOT FOR THE CULTURAL CACHE OF THE TEAM WHICH IS A PART OF THE NBA AND PART OF THIS LEAGUE. SO HIM GETTING UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH NICK NURSE IS DIFFERENT THAN ANOTHER FAN DOING THAT AND THAT IS IMPORTANT.>>Ian: ALL OF YOU ARE PASSIONATE AND I WISH WE COULD SIT COURTSIDE BUT WE’LL HAVE TO WATCH THIS ON TV. THANK YOU. HOW MUCH FUN WAS THAT? STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL,” SELLING CANADA IN CHINA, HOW BRANDS ARE HOPING TO WIN OVER CONSUMERS DESPITE THE RISING TENSIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES .>>TIM HORTONS REFLECTS THE>>Ian: HERE ARE OTHER STORIES WE’RE FOLLOWING ON “THE NATIONAL.” AS PROMISED THE GOVERNMENT OF SASKATCHEWAN IS TAKING ITS CARBON TAX CASE TO THE SUPREME COURT. THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALLY FILED NOTICE OF APPEAL TODAY LESS THAN A MONTH AFTER SASKATCHEWAN’S COURT OF OF APPEAL RULED AGAINST THE PROVINCE SAYING THE TAX WAS CONSTITUTIONAL.>>WE THINK IT’S A WRONG APPROACH TO TAKE, REGARDLES. WE THINK THERE IS BETTER WAYS TO DEAL WITH CLIMATE CHANGE.>>Ian: THE PROVINCE HAS A TWO-MONTH WINDOW TO FILE WITH HOPES THE COURT WILL HEAR THE CASE THIS FALL.>>WE’LL DO WHAT’S BEST FOR OUR KIDS AND DO IT BETTER IN A WAY THAT HELPS ALL OF US.>>Ian: ENEMN.D.P. LEADER, JAGMEET SINGH, TO BANISH PLASTIC BY 2022 AND VOWS TO E EMISSION’S TARGETS AND SINGH SAYS IT WILL COST IS A BILLION DOLLARS AND CREATE 300,000 JOBS.>>>ONE OF NORTH AMERICA’S BIGGEST CONVULSION COMPANIES IS FACED UNTRESS DENTE UNPRECEDENTED CRIMINAL CHARGES. SAM FITZPATRICK WAS KILLED IN THE CENTRAL COAST AND THEY CONFIRMED PETER KIEWIT SONS FACE CHARGES OF CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE FACING DEATH. THE COMPANY WILL VIGOROUSLY DEFEND ITSELF IN COURT.>>EARLIER, WE TALKED ABOUT THE ESCALATING TRADE WAR BETWEEN CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES. BOTH HAVE IMPOSED TARIFFS AND THE U.S. HAS BLACK-LISTED GIANTS HUAWEI. ON THAT SCORE, CHINA MAY FIRE BACK SAYING IT WILL STARE IT’S OWESTABLISHIT’S OWN LIST AND PEOPLE THAT HARM CHINESE BUSINESSES. UNTIL THE LIST IS MADE, WE WON’T KNOW THE TARGETS OR CONSEQUENCES BUT IT’S POSSIBLE CANADIAN COMPANIES COULD FEEL THE IMPACT AND ALL OF THAT IS HAPPENING JUST AS SOME ARE WINNING OVER CHINESE CONSUMERS.>>Reporter: A HOCKEY STICK OPENS THE CANADIAN EXPERIENCE IN SHANGHAI AND IT PROMISED NICE PEOPLE INSIDE AND ONCE YOU GET PASSED THE LOCAL GREETING AT CHINA’S FIRST TIM HORTONS, A BLAST OF CANADIANA MATCHED BY ANY TIM’S BACK HOME, LIKE VISITING THE GREAT WHITE WORTH SAYS THIS MAN WHO STUDIED IN B.C.>>CANADA IS LIKE ANOTHER CANADA DAY IN SHANGHAI.>>Reporter: LUMBERJACKS BEHIND THE COUNTSER AND MAPLE LEAFS ON THE WALL AND TUCKED IN THE BACK –>>WE HAVE A FIREPLACE.>>Reporter: — A COZY LITTLE NOOK DECORATED WITH THE TORONTO SKYLINE. TRY DOING THAT IN CALGARY. WHY ALL OF THIS UNABASHED CANUCK BRANDING? BECAUSE IT SELLS HERE SAYS THE MAN IN CHARGE OF TIM’S CHINA.>>AND I REALLY LIKE TIM HORTONS, WHICH REFLECTS THE BARRIERS OF CANADA, THE INCLUSIVENESS AND COMMUNITY, WHICH WE BELIEVE ARE RELEVANT TO CHINESE PEOPLE.>>Reporter: WHAT’S MORE, THIS WOMAN SAYS IT EVOKES IMAGES OF WHOLESOME FOOD, BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS AND CLEAN RIVERS. MAYBE SAYS ALEC CHAN, BUT THESE DAYS IN CHINA, CANADA HAS TAKEN A DOUBLE-DOUBLE DOSE OF TROUBLE AND WHILE IT HASN’T KEPT HIM FROM TRYING THE COFFEE, THIS STORE IS COMING HERE AT THE WRONG TIME, HE SAYS. WHY? BECAUSE OF WHAT CANADA HAS DONE TO HUAWEI, HE SAYS. THE TECH COMPANY IS VERY IMPORTANT IN CHINESE PEOPLE’S HEARTS. SO WHEN THEY SEE THE MAPLE LEAF THESE DAYS, SOME SEE RED. CERTAINLY THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN A TOUGH LINE, CONDEMNING AND PRESSURING CANADA OVER THE ARREST OF HUAWEI EXECUTIVE AT WASHINGTON’S REQUEST. IN RETALIATION, IT SEEMS, BEIJING HAS HELD TWO CANADIANS ON ACCUSATIONS OF SPYING FOR ALMOST SIX MONTHS. CANADIAN IMPORTS FACING PUNISHING DEMANDS AT THE BORDER. THEY SAY ALMOST 20% OF THE MEMBERS HAVE FACED SOME KIND OF TROUBLE DEALING WITH CHINESE OFFICIALS RECENTLY.>>BUSINESS CAN TELL ITS BEING IMPACTED, BUT IT DOESN’T FEEL IT HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE THE SITUATION, THAT THE RESOLUTION OF THE SITUATION IS SQUARELY IN THE HANDS OF THE TWO GOVERNMENTS AND THEY FEEL LIKE, YOU KNOW, THEY FEEL A BIT HELPLESS.>>Reporter: BUT FOR ALL OF THE THE OFFICIAL ATTACKS ON CANADA AND CANADIANS, THE MOOD HERE IN THE STREET IS VERY DIFFERENT. THE MAPLE LEAF IS STILL LIGHT AND CANADA AS A BRAND CAN STILL DRAW A CROWD. TAKE CANADA GOOSE, FOR INSTANCE, THE TORONTO-BASED COAT MAKER OPENED A HUGE STORE IN BEIJING’S TRENDIEST MALL RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DISPUTE AND SAW EXCITED POSTS ON CHINA’S INTERNET, LINE-UPS OUT THE DOOR AND AT THE END OF THE FIRST DAY A BLOW-HORN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT EVERYTHING WAS SOLD OUT. BUT IT’S ALL STILL VERY SENSITIVE. CANADA GOOSE DIDN’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT ITS CHINA OPERATIONS. TATE LAWSON IS A CANADIAN WHO ADVISES COMPANIES MOVING INTO THE CHINESE MARKET AND HE SAYS THINGS BECOME UNPREDICTABLE WHENEVER BEIJING TURNS I WRATH ON ANY COUNTRY.>>IF IT’S THE RISK OF CHINESE CONSUMERS NOT LIKING CANADIAN BRANDS, I THINK THAT IT’S NOT THAT GREAT OF A RISK IN THE LONG-TERM.>>Reporter: CANADIANS ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES TO FEEL CHINA’S ANGER. TWO YEARS AGO KOREA DEPARTMENT STORE, LOTTE, WAS ORDERED TO CLOSE 100 STORES BETWEEN KOREA AND SEOUL AND NEVER REOPENED. CANADIAN BUSINESSES HERE, LIKE THE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS HAVEN’T SEEN THAT KIND OF PRESSURE YET. AND STAFF AND STUDENTS SAY NEITHER HAVE THEY. THIS NEW CAMPUS RECENTLY OPENED IN THE CITY OF SHENG YE AND TEACHING A CANADIAN CURRICULUM. ALLEN NORMAN IS THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL.>>I DON’T FEEL ANY OF THE INTIMIDATION OR ANGST OR FEAR OR, YOU KNOW, WHY ARE YOU IN OUR COUNTRY. NONE OF THOSE THINGS SEEM TO BE STIMULATED BY THE BUZZ THAT GOES ON AT THE GOVERNMENT LEVEL.>>Reporter: BACK AT THE SHANGHAI TIM HORTONS, THAT HOSPITAVIEWIS SHARED BY MANY CHINESE, EVEN THOUGH IT’S NOT PARTY LINE. WE DON’T CARE MUCH ABOUT THIS ISSUE, SAYS Mr. CHEN. I WISH BOTH COUNTRIES WOULD JUST GET ALONG AND GROW RICH TOGETHER AND JUST MAYBE OVER A BOX OF SALTED EGG TIMBITS. THOSE ARE SPREADING ACROSS SHEN SHENGYE. S>>Ian: , AHEAD, WE SAY GOODBYE TO THE MADE-IN-CANADA MESSAGING SERVICE THAT GOES OFF-LINE TODAY.>>I LOVE MY BLACKBERRY.>>Ian: THE END OF THE BBM ERA. THAT’S NEXT IN>>Ian: STAPHS ARE SUCH A BIG PART OF OUR LIVES, IT CAN BE EASY TO FORGET THEY’VE ONLY BEEN AROUND FOR A COUPLE OF DECADES AND CHANCES ARE THE ONE IN YOUR POCKET WAS CANADIAN-MADE. LONG AFTER BLACKBERRY LOST ITS DOMINANTS POSITION AS A SMART PHONE, BLACKBERRY MESSENGER REMAINED POPULAR WITH SOME OF US FOR YEARS BUT NOW EVEN THAT IS OVER. AFTER 14 YEARS THE CONSUMER VERSION OF BBM IS SHUTTING DOWN AND WE WANTED TO DEVOTE OUR MOMENT TONIGHT TO A FINAL MESSAGE, A FARE WELL.>>IS IT SUPPOSED FEEL SO WRIGHT?>>Ian: IT SEEMED LIKE EVERYONE USED BLACKBERRY AND UNHACKABLE, ENCRYPTED MESSENGER, BARACK OBAMA, HILLARY CLINTON, POWER BROKERS AND THEN iPHONES CAME ALONG AND RUINED EVERYTHING. BLACKBERRY WENT FROM GIANTS TO JILT.>>LET ME HEAR THAT OLD CAR HORN AGAIN.>>Ian: YET, SOME OF US PERSISTED AND EVEN I WAS FORCED TO ENTHE RELATIONSHIP. TO END THE RELATIONSHIP. I EXHAUSTED EVERY ATTEMPT TO KEEP MY BLACKBERRY. SO LONG. GONE BUT MOSTLY NOT FORGOTTEN. OK, SO I WAS MADE FUN OF BY MY CORCOWORKERS AND I REMEMBER WORKING IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO AND SAY PEOPLE YOU DO IT BECAUSE MESSAGES ARE ENCRYPTED. NO, I DO IT BECAUSE IT WAS CANADIAN AND I LIKE THE KEYBOARD AND I TAKE A LONG TIME TO ADOPT NEW TECHNOLOGY AND I KNOW I’M NOT ALONG. GOODBYE TO THE BACKBERRY AND BBM MESSENGER AND GOODBYE TONIGHT FROM “THE NATIONAL” ON MAY 31st AND THANKS FOR WATCHING.

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