The National for Monday, Oct. 28 — California fires; School violence and homophobia

The National for Monday, Oct. 28 — California fires; School violence and homophobia


(*) (*)>>Andrew: TONIGHT, A NEW WILDFIRE UPS THE DANGER IN CALIFORNIA.>>Adrienne: IT’S AN URGENT SITUATION AND MILLIONS ARE NOW ON GUARD.>>IF YOU’RE UNDER AN EVACUATION ORDER, YOU MUST LEAVE.>>Andrew: THOSE ORDERS, PLUS CHANGING WINDS AND MASSIVE POWER OUTAGES. WE’RE ON THE GROUND.>>IT HITS ME ALL OVER AGAIN.>>Adrienne: ON THE EVE OF CRUCIAL TESTIMONY WE HEAR FROM FAMILIES OF CANADIANS KILLED IN A BOEING MAX 8 CRASH.>>Andrew: OUR INVESTIGATION INTO SCHOOL VIOLENCE, IT PUTS THE FOCUS ON HOMOPHOBIA.>>Adrienne: AND TICKET ANXIETY IS A HIT MUSICAL THAT HEADS NORTH.>>Reporter: WHAT WILL YOU DO?>>WE WILL CANCEL THE TICKETS.>>Adrienne: THE CHALLENGE FOR “HAIMTON’S” CANADIAN PRODUCER, FOIL THE FANS AND STOP THE SCALPERS.>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.”>>>THEY WERE WOKEN UP AT 3:00 IN THE MORNING TO A MASS EVACUATION. AND FIRE OFFICIALS TELLING THOUSANDS MORE CALIFORNIANS TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES IMMEDIATELY.>>Andrew: THE LATEST HOTSPOT IN THE WILDFIRES NEAR THE GETTY CENTRE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. BUT THE WHOLE DRY WINDY STATE IS AT SUCH HIGH RISK RIGHT NOW. ABOUT HALF OF IT IS UNDER A FIRE WATCH OR WARNING. AUTHORITIES SAY THAT THE RAGING NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRES HAVE ALREADY DESTROYED ABOUT 270 SQUARE KILOMETRES. AN ESTIMATED 185,000 PEOPLE ARE UNDER EVACUATION ORDERS. AND 2.2 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE NO ELECTRICITY. THEY SHUT IT OFF TO PREVENT THE POWERLINES FROM SPARKING NEW FIRES.>>Adrienne: DOZENS OF HOMES HAVE BURNED AND ANOTHER 80,000 BUILDINGS ARE UNDER THREAT. OFFICIALS SAY THAT THE CONDITIONS ARE SO VOLATILE ACROSS CALIFORNIA THAT EVERY SPARK HAS THE POTENTIAL TO START A NEW FIRE. KIM BRUNHUBER HAS THE LATEST.>>Reporter: FIVE DAYS AFTER IT FIRST IGNITED, THE MASSIVE KINCAIDE FIRE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, IT’S STILL A MONSTER. THE BLAST FURNACE WINDS HAVE SPREAD THE FIRE SO QUICKLY, SOME RESIDENTS WENT FROM SEEING THE SMOKE ON THE HORIZON TO BEING SURROUNDED BY FLAMES WITHIN MINUTES.>>IT WAS FIRE ON BOTH SIDES REALLY HIGH FIRE, RIGHT. AND THE WIND WAS SWIRLING AND ALL OF THE ASHES ARE GOING AROUND MY CAR.>>Reporter: OVER THE WEEKEND FIREFIGHTERS ACTUALLY LOST GROUND. CONTAINMENT WENT FROM 10% TO 5%.>>YOU CANNOT FIGHT THIS. PLEASE EVACUATE. IF YOU’RE UNDER AN EVACUATION ORDER, YOU MUST LEAVE.>>Reporter: THE THOUSANDS WHO HAVE BEEN FORCED OUT HAD LITTLE TIME TO PACK.>>WE HAVE TO LEAVE SO WE GRABBED THE DOG AND THE BIRD.>>Reporter: WITH FIRES RAGING THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA, THE GOVERNOR HAS DECLARED AN EMERGENCY ACROSS THE STATE. THE LATEST FIRE SPRUNG UP EARLY THIS MORNING NEAR THE LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY OF BRENTWOOD. FORCING SOME TO RUN FOR THEIR LIVES.>>IT’S LITERALLY ON THE HILL RIGHT NEXT TO US.>>Reporter: INCLUDING HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS AT A NEARBY UNIVERSITY AND SOME CELEBRITIES LIKE LeBRON JAMES. 500 FIREFIGHTERS ARE STILL TRYING TO SAVE HOMES IN ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE NEIGHBOURHOODS IN THE CITY. TOO LATE FOR SOME.>>YOU CAN SEE HERE IN FRONT OF ME A ROW OF HOMES STILL SMOKING. THEY’RE AMONG THE HANDFUL OF HOUSES DESTROYED EARLY THIS MORNING. THE FAMOUS GETTY ART MUSEUM WAS UNTOUCHED. AND FROM THE NORTH MORE GOOD NEWS — THE WINDS THAT HAD FUELLED THE CATASTROPHIC KINCAIDE FIRE HAD SLOWED. A MUCH-NEEDED RESPITE, THE FIREFIGHTERS SAY, BEFORE THE WINDS PICK UP AGAIN TOMORROW. KIM BRUNHUBER, CBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES.>>Adrienne: STILL AHEAD, WHAT IT TAKES TO REBUILD AFTER FIRE DESTROYS EVERYTHING. CBC NEWS INVESTIGATES ONE CONTRACTOR WHO MADE PROMISES TO PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA AND FORT McMURRAY. SO, ANDREW, CBC NEWS HAS ALSO BEEN INVESTIGATING OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS REALLY SCHOOL VIOLENCE?>>Andrew: UM-HMM, YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT. AND A SHOCKING CASE IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO, SHOWS US HOW FAR THE CONSEQUENCES OF BULLYING AND ABUSE CAN GO. AND HOW COMMUNITIES STRUGGLE TO RESPOND. NOW THREE WEEKS AGO 14-YEAR-OLD DEVAN BRACCI-SELVEY WAS STABBED TO DEATH AT HIS HIGH SCHOOL. AND THE ANSWER FOR A PANEL IS TO STUDY AND REPORT ON BULLYING. NOW DEVAN WAS BULLIED IN THE WEEKS BEFORE THE ATTACK THAT TOOK HIS LIFE, AND HIS MOTHER SAYS THAT THE SYSTEM FAILED HER SON. ELLEN MAURO HAS THE HAMILTON SCHOOL BOARD’S LATEST MOVE TO ADDRESS BULLYING, AND THE PARENTS WHO WONDER IF IT’S ENOUGH.>>Reporter: THREE WEEKS LATER UNIMAGINABLE GRIEF IS STILL FUELLING A SENSE OF PURPOSE FOR SHARI-ANN SELVEY.>>NO PERSON OR NO CHILD SHOULD EVER HAVE TO LIVE IN FEAR. THE SCHOOL AND THE POLICE, ALL HAVE TO COME TOGETHER AS ONE UNIT.>>Reporter: PUSHING THROUGH HER PAIN, SELVEY CAME TO THE SCHOOL BOARD TONIGHT FOR A MEETING SPURRED BY THE KILLING OF HER 14-YEAR-OLD SON, DEVAN.>>WHAT HAPPENED TO DEVAN WAS DEVASTATING. THAT’S WHY WE’RE LOOKING TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY, WHY WE’RE WORKING TO STRIKE THIS PANEL.>>Reporter: BEFORE DEVAN WAS KILLED, THE SELVEY FAMILY TOLD SCHOOL OFFICIALS MULTIPLE TIMES THAT HE WAS BEING BULLIED BUT THEY FELT DISMISSED. NOW SELVEY SAYS THAT THE BOARD DID NOT EVEN TELL HER ABOUT THE MEETING. SHE FOUND OUT FROM A FAMILY FRIEND.>>HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL?>>AGAIN IT ADDS TO THE ANGER. SO THEN THAT ANGER FUELS ME TO JUST KEEP GOING. BECAUSE I HAVE TO MAKE A CHANGE, I HAVE TO SEE CHANGE.>>Reporter: THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS CREATED A NEW PANEL TO GATHER FEEDBACK FROM STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND PARENTS ABOUT BULLYING AND REPORT BACK IN THE NEW YEAR.>>WE WANT OUR STUDENTS, PARENTS, STAFF AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE HEARD YOU.>>Reporter: THE BOARD ACKNOWLEDGED DOING A POOR JOB OF REPORTING SCHOOL VIOLENCE FOLLOWING A CBC NEWS INVESTIGATION. SOME PARENTS SAY THAT THE BOARD’S NEW PLAN TO COMBAT BULLYING MAY NOT BE ENOUGH. MIRANDA FINLAYSON’S SON WAS BEST FRIENDS WITH DEVAN.>>THIS PLAN WHAT THEY’RE DOING TONIGHT SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED YEARS AGO. THEY ARE TOO LATE. THEY COULD HAVE SAVED THAT BOY.>>I HOPE THAT THEY FOLLOWTHROUGH WITH THIS AND IT GOES FAR ENOUGH TO CHANGE. NO OTHER CHILD SHOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS AND NO OTHER FAMILY SHOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS.>>Reporter: BUT HOPE IS HARD IN THE FACE OF SUCH LOSS.>>THE LAST FEW WEEKS IT’S BEEN ABSOLUTE HELL. I JUST — I JUST WISH THAT HE WAS STILL HERE.>>Reporter: ELLEN MAURO, CBC NEWS, HAMILTON, ONTARIO.>>Andrew: YOU HEARD FROM ELLEN ABOUT THE CBC NEWS INVESTIGATION INTO SCHOOL VIOLENCE. THAT PROJECT HAS UNCOVERED MORE STORIES, INCLUDING TWO THAT YOU’LL SEE LATER IN THIS PROGRAMME.>>Adrienne: FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEARLY FIVE MONTHS, ONTARIO M.P.P.s RETURNED TO THE LEGISLATURE. THE LONGEST BREAK IN 25 YEARS KEPT THE PREMIER OUT OF THE FEDERAL ELECTION. BUT NOW AS OTTAWA LOOKS FOR PROVINCIAL PARTNERS, DOUG FORD WANTS IN. DAVID COCHRANE EXPLAINS.>>PLEASE TAKE YOUR SEATS.>>Reporter: HE STAYED QUIET DURING THE CAMPAIGN BUT NOW THAT IT’S OVER DOUG FORD IS EAGER TO TALK. EVEN PLANTING A QUESTION WITH ONE OF HIS BACKBENCHERS TO MAKE SURE THAT HE GOT THE CHANCE.>>CAN THE PREMIER PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH HIS THOUGHTS ON THIS PAST ELECTION?>>I CALL THE PRIME MINISTER AND OFFERED MY CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PRIME MINISTER AND TOLD HIM, I UNDERSTAND POLITICS, LET’S GET DOWN TO WORK NOW. AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE DOING. WE’RE GOING TO WORK WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.>>Reporter: FORD DELIVERED THAT MESSAGE TO THE PRIME MINISTER AND TO OTHER PREMIERS IN A SERIES OF PHONE CALLS AND MEETINGS. AFTER BEING USED AS A WEDGE DURING THE CAMPAIGN, FORD IS TALKING UNITY IN THE AFTERMATH.>>WE ALL FEEL THE SAME WAY. WE NEED TO UNITE THIS COUNTRY. [Applause] BECAUSE WHAT IS GOOD FOR CANADA IS GOOD FOR ONTARIO. AND WHAT IS GOOD FOR ONTARIO…>>Reporter: SO THE BATTLE OF ONTARIO MAY HAVE ENDED, BUT TRUDEAU’S CHALLENGES IN THE WEST HAVE NOT.>>I HOPE THAT HE’LL LISTEN. AND IN THE DAYS TO COME I’LL BE APPOINTING A GROUP OF PROMINENT ALBERTANS TO CONSULT WIDELY ON HOW WE CAN ASSERT OUR DEMANDS FOR FAIRNESS IN — WITHIN CANADA.>>Reporter: IT’S A LONG LIST OF DEMANDS BUT KENNEY WANTS TRUDEAU TO IMMEDIATELY FOCUS ON TWO.>>A, GET TRANS MOUNTAIN BUILT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. B, REPEAL BILL C-69, THE NO MORE PIPELINES LAW.>>Reporter: HE’LL GET NO BATTLE FROM TRUDEAU OVER THE PIPELINE. HE’LL HAVE NO LUCK ON REPEALING C-69. IT SHOWS HOW TENUOUS THINGS ARE AFTER AN ELECTION THAT LEFT WESTERN OIL PRODUCING PROVINCES FEELING LIKE THEY’RE ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN. IT’S A MAJOR ISSUE FOR TRUDEAU AND HIS ADVISORS AS THEY PLOT NEXT STEPS IN PRIVATE. HOW TO CHANGE THE STAFF IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE TO DEAL WITH THEIR LACK OF CAUCUS ON THE PRAIRIES. AND HOW DO YOU MAKE A CABINET WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE ANY SEATS IN TWO KEY ECONOMIC PROVINCES?>>Adrienne: SO, DAVID, ON THAT QUESTION OF HOW TO FILL THOSE WESTERN SEATS IN CABINET, WHAT ARE YOU HEARING?>>Reporter: YEAH, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THE LIBERALS ARE REALLY STRUGGLING WITH. AND ONE OPTION THAT HAS BEEN FLOATED BY PEOPLE IS TO APPOINT SENATORS FROM ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAN TO FILL THIS VOID. BUT I CAN TELL YOU TONIGHT, ADRIENNE, THAT IS VERY UNLIKELY TO HAPPEN. I SPOKE WITH A SENIOR LIBERAL WHO SAID THAT THE CURRENT THINKING AT THE TOP LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT IS TO REJECT THAT IDEA. THE SENSE IS THAT IN TRYING TO FIX THE CABINET PROBLEM, YOU CREATE OTHER PROBLEMS, IN PARTICULAR WITH THE TRUDEAU AGENDA OF MOVING TO A MORE INDEPENDENT AND NON-PARTISAN SENATE. SO NO FINAL DECISIONS YET. CABINET SWEARING-IN IS STILL ABOUT THREE WEEKS AWAY. BUT THE IDEA OF SENATORS TAKING A SEAT AT THE TRUDEAU CABINET TABLE? THAT’S A LONGSHOT AT BEST.>>Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, DAVID, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Reporter: YOU’RE WELCOME.>>Andrew: THE C.E.O. OF BOEING IS BRACING FOR TOUGH QUESTIONS TOMORROW FROM A U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE. HE’LL BE GRILLED ABOUT THE 737 MAX 8 JET WHICH HAS BEEN GROUNDED WORLDWIDE AFTER TWO CRASHES KILLED 346 PEOPLE. ONE YEAR AGO A LION AIR JET SLAMMED INTO THE SEA OFF INDONESIA AND WE HEARD FROM INVESTIGATORS THAT IT WAS CAUSED BY A STRING OF FAILURES — HUMAN ERROR, INADEQUATE TRAINING AND A FLAWED SOFTWARE SYSTEM THAT WAS DESIGNED TO KEEP THE PLANE FROM STALLING. IT WAS THE SECOND CRASH IN ETHIOPIA LAST MARCH THAT KILLED 18 CANADIANS. AND TODAY SUSAN ORMISTON ASKED THEIR FAMILIES WHAT THEY NEED TO HEAR FROM THE COMPANY’S C.E.O.>>Reporter: IT’S ALL SO FRESH, THEIR GRIEF. THE MOORES BURIED THEIR ONLY DAUGHTER JUST DAYS AGO. PAUL NJOROGE FINALLY GOT HIS FAMILY’S REMAINS. AFTER SEVEN MONTHS HE TOOK THE CASKETS, FIVE OF THEM, TO KENYA FOR BURIAL AT A FAMILY FARM. IN ETHIOPIA JUST LAST WEEK, CLARISS AND HER SON WENT TO THE PLACE WHERE THEY LOST DANIELLE, 24, WHEN THE BOEING MAX 8 DOVE INTO THE EARTH. THEY TRAVELLED HOME WITH HER TO CANADA ALONG WITH OTHER FAMILIES, STILL ANGUISHED.>>WHEN WE OPENED THE DOOR AND I SAW MY DAUGHTER’S CASKET, I COULD NOT TAKE IT. IT HIT ME ALL OVER AGAIN. IT IS MARCH 10th AGAIN.>>Reporter: NOW THE FAMILIES ARE BACK TO THE FIGHT, ON CAPITOL HILL WITH A MESSAGE FOR BOEING’S C.E.O. DENNIS MUILENBURG WHO TESTIFIES TOMORROW BEFORE A SENATE COMMITTEE.>>WE WANT THE U.S. LAWMAKERS AND THE C.E.O. OF BOEING TO KNOW THAT OUR FAMILIES ARE NOT JUST GOING TO TAKE THIS.>>Reporter: TO PLAIN WHY THE MAX WASN’T GROUNDED AFTER FIRST 8 CRASH OF LION AIR LAST OCTOBER –>>THE DECISIONMAKING BETWEEN THE FIRST CRASH AND THE SECOND CRASH. WHAT OTHER THAN THEY DOING?>>Reporter: AND TO MAKE SURE THAT THE AIRCRAFT IS PROPERLY RECERTIFIED WHEN IT FINALLY FLIES AGAIN.>>YOU KNOW, THE F.A.A. AND BOEING, THEY’VE ALREADY USED THEIR SECOND CHANCE ALREADY. THERE’S NO SECOND CHANCES. THEY HAVE TO GET IT 100% RIGHT.>>Reporter: THIS AFTERNOON AT THE F.A.A., A GROUP OF FAMILY MEMBERS MET THE DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR. BUT AFTER AN HOUR THEY EMERGED FRUSTRATED. HER DAUGHTER, AN AMERICAN, WAS KILLED.>>WHETHER WE ASKED A DIRECT QUESTION THEY SAID WE CAN’T ANSWER THAT BECAUSE OF LITIGATION.>>IT’S BEEN THAT WAY SINCE MATCH, THEY SAY, BLOCKING AND WAFFLING. AND TOMORROW IS THE FIRST CHANCE THEY’VE HAD TO STAND UP TO BOEING PERSONALLY AND TO PERHAPS MEET ITS C.E.O. PRIVATELY. SUSAN ORMISTON, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Adrienne: U.S. OFFICIALS SAY THAT ABU BAKR al-BAGHDADI WAS BURIED AT SEA AFTER DYING IN A U.S. RAID OVER THE WEEKEND. THE ISIS LEADER MAY BE DEAD, ISIS TERRITORY LONG SINCE SEIZED, BUT AS PAUL HUNTER SHOWS US, IT IS NOW CLEAR THAT THE U.S. IS STAYING IN SYRIA.>>Reporter: WITH MORE IMAGES NOW OF THE AFTERMATH OF THE RAID IN NORTHWESTERN SYRIA, THE FLATTENED COMPOUND, THE TWISTED DEBRIS, THE REMNANTS OF THE LAST HIDING PLACE OF THE MOST WANTED MAN ON THE PLANET, SAID DONALD TRUMP TODAY, “IT WAS A TREMENDOUS WEEKEND.”>>President Donald Trump: WE KILLED ISIS LEADER al-BAGHDADI.>>Reporter: REPEATING THE STORY HIS WAY OF SATURDAY’S U.S. SPECIAL FORCES OPERATION.>>President Donald Trump: HE’S DEAD, HE’S DEAD AS A DOOR NAIL.>>Reporter: BUT EVEN AS BYSTANDERS SIFTED THROUGH THE RUBBLE, QUESTIONS REMAIN ABOUT WHAT NEXT FOR THE U.S. IN SYRIA?>>WHAT’S NEXT IS THAT WE’LL CONTINUE THE MISSION AND THE MISSION IS TO ENSURE THE ENDURING DEFEAT OF ISIS IN THE REGION.>>Reporter: AT THE PENTAGON TODAY THE DEATH OF BAGHDADI WAS PUT FORWARD AS A REMINDER TO ANY AND ALL U.S. ENEMIES.>>FROM AN OPERATIONAL STANDPOINT, THE UNITED STATES MILITARY CAN STRIKE ANY TARGET, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.>>Reporter: AND EVEN THOUGH THE U.S. TROOPS WILL NOW BE THERE IT SAYS IN FEWER NUMBERS, HAVING ABANDONED A STRETCH OF NORTHERN SYRIA ON ORDERS FROM TRUMP EARLIER THIS MONTH, THE U.S. UNDERLINES THAT SOME OF ITS SOLDIERS WILL PROTECT KEY SYRIAN OIL FIELDS AS PUSHBACK ON ANY POTENTIAL ISIS REBOUND.>>WE DON’T WANT THEM TO RESURGE, THEY GET A LOT OF REVENUES FROM THERE.>>Reporter: AS FOR THE RAID ITSELF, THE U.S. NOW SAYS THAT IT MAY RELEASE MILITARY VIDEO TAKEN AT THE SCENE AS IT ALL PLAYED OUT. MEANWHILE, IT’S SIFTING THROUGH THE MATERIAL THAT IT GATHERED ON-SITE FOR INSIDER INTEL ON ISIS AND, NOTE, IT’S GOT PRISONERS.>>THERE ARE TWO ADULT MALES TAKEN OFF THE OBJECTIVE ALIVE, THEY’RE IN OUR CUSTODY.>>Reporter: ANOTHER MATTER RAISED AT THE PENTAGON — IS IT TRUE AS TRUMP PUT IT YESTERDAY THAT BAGHDADI WAS CRYING AND WHIMPERING AS HE WAS CORNERED BY THE U.S. FORCES? SAYS THE PENTAGON, COULD BE, IN THEORY, BUT NO ONE HAS TOLD THEM ABOUT IT. PAUL HUNTER, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Adrienne: NOW THERE WERE NO HUMAN U.S. CASUALTIES IN THE BAGHDADI RAID, BUT A SPECIAL FORCES DOG WAS REPORTEDLY INJURED WHEN THE ISIS LEADER DETONATED HIS SUICIDE VEST. AND ITS IDENTITY REMAINS A SUBJECT OF INTENSE SPECULATION.>>THE DOG IS STILL IN THEATRE, RETURNED TO DUTY, WITH ITS HANDLER. SO WE’RE NOT GOING TO RELEASE JUST YET THE PHOTOS OR NAMES OF DOGS OR ANYTHING ELSE. WE’RE PROTECTING THE DOG’S IDENTITY.>>Adrienne: BUT CHIEF AMONG THE DOG’S ADMIRER IS DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF.>>President Donald Trump: A CANINE AS I CALL IT, A DOG, A BEAUTIFUL DOG. A TALENTED DOG. IT WAS INJURED AND BROUGHT BACK.>>Adrienne: AND TRUMP SOON POSTED A PHOTO OF THAT, QUOTE “WONDERFUL DOG” PROMINENTLY ON HIS TWITTER FEED. TRUMP KNOWS A STAR WHEN HE SEES ONE AND A HERO DOG IS, WELL, CATNIP FOR THE PUBLIC. BUT HE KEPT THE DOG’S NAME CLASSIFIED. MAYBE WITH GOOD REASON. KNOW THE DOG AND YOU MIGHT TRACE IT TO ITS HANDLER AND SOLDIERS IN ITS UNIT WHO ARE STILL IN THE FIELD.>>>TO THE U.K. NOW WHERE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON FAILED TO TRIGGER AN ELECTION WITH A VOTE IN PARLIAMENT TODAY. HE SAYS THAT HE’LL GIVE IT ANOTHER SHOT TOMORROW. THIS IS PART OF HIS PLAN TO FINALLY GET BREXIT PASSED. BRITAIN WAS DUE TO PULL OUT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION ON THURSDAY, BUT AS MARGARET EVANS EXPLAINS THIS PROLONGED SAGA JUST GETS EVEN LONGER.>>ACROSS THE COUNTRY THERE IS A WIDESPREAD VIEW THAT THIS PARLIAMENT HAS RUN ITS COURSE.>>Reporter: SO BEGAN THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON’S ATTEMPT AT CALLING A GENERAL ELECTION FOR DECEMBER 12th. A BID, HE SAID, TO BREAK THE DEADLOCK OVER BREXIT IN PARLIAMENT.>>(Speaker of the House): ORDER!>>Reporter: BUT TO DO IT WITHOUT ANY AMENDMENTS TO HIS ELECTION BILL, HE NEEDED A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY. AND HE DIDN’T GET IT. THE LABOUR LEADER JEREMY CORBYN IS ACCUSING HIM OF TRYING TO FORCE HIS E.U. WITHDRAWAL BILL THROUGH PARLIAMENT AHEAD OF AN ELECTION.>>MR. SPEAKER, WE HAVE A PRIME MINISTER WHO WILL SAY ANYTHING, DO ANYTHING, TO GET HIS WAY. AND TODAY HE WANTS AN ELECTION AND HIS BILL. WELL, NOT WITH OUR ENDORSEMENT.>>Reporter: TODAY THE EUROPEAN UNION AS EXPECTED EASED THE PRESSURE A BIT BY GRANTING THE UNITED KINGDOM ANOTHER EXTENSION, THIS ONE TO THE END OF JANUARY, AVOIDING FOR NOW THE POSSIBILITY OF BRITAIN CRASHING OUT OF THE BLOCK ON HALLOWEEN. BORIS JOHNSON HAS STAKED HIS CREDIBILITY ON A PLEDGE TO TAKE THE UNITED KINGDOM OUT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION BY THE END OF THIS MONTH. DOWNING STREET’S MESSAGE IN THE FACE OF FAILURE? BLAME THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT. JOHNSON’S STRATEGISTS HAVE MADE UP THEIR MINDS THAT THE VOTING POPULATION WILL DO JUST THAT AND CHANGE THE PARLIAMENT’S MAKEUP IN HIS FAVOUR. HE’S AHEAD IN THE OPINION POLLS, AT LEAST FOR NOW.>>YOU KNOW, IN 2017, WE HAD A SNAP ELECTION AND WHEN THERESA MAY WAS RIDING HIGH IN THE POLLS AND A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT THAT SHE’D BE ABLE TO INCREASE HER MAJORITY. BUT INSTEAD SHE LOST THE MAJORITY AND RETURNED TO MINORITY GOVERNMENT.>>Reporter: BUT CLEARLY UNDETERRED BY THE RECENT HISTORY, JOHNSON SAYS THAT HE’LL MAKE ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT GETTING AN ELECTION BILL THROUGH PARLIAMENT TOMORROW. SHORT DAYS OF AUTUMN HERE ALREADY FEELING VERY LONG. MARGARET EVANS, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Adrienne: MORE NEWS AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL.” ALL THOSE PEOPLE, THEY’RE THERE SOMEWHERE, TRYING TO SCORE TICKETS TO THE TORONTO TOURIST STOP OF “HAMILTON,” AN AMERICAN MUSICAL. NEXT, HOW THE CANADIAN PRODUCER IS TRYING TO OUTSMART SELLERS.>>Andrew: AND OUR SERIES ON SCHOOL VIOLENCE CONTINUES. TONIGHT THE PARTICULAR DIFFICULTY FACED BY LGBTQ STUDENTS.>>Ian: PLUS, A PARLIAMENT TOUR TURNED PROTEST. NEXT, THE YOUNG CLIMATE ACTIVISTS WHO ARE BANNED FROM PARLIAMENT HILL AFTER STAGING A SUDDEN SIT-IN. WE’RE BACK IN TWO MINUTES. (*) * AFTER THE WAR I WENT BACK TO NEW YORK * * AFTER THE WAR I WENT BACK TO NEW YORK *>>Andrew: TICKETS WENT ON SALE FOR CANADA’S FIRST PRODUCTION OF “HAMILTON.” IT’S A GROUNDBREAKING STAGE MUSICAL THAT TELLS A CHAPTER OF U.S. HISTORY USING HIP-HOP AND JAZZ AND RAP AND R&B AND THE FOUNDING FATHERS ARE PLAYED BY PEOPLE OF COLOUR. NOW THE SHOW HAS ITS TORONTO DEBUT IN FEBRUARY BEFORE MOVING TO OTHER CITIES AND IT’S A HUGE DEAL. THEATRE FANS HAVE ALREADY SET A RECORD FOR DEMAND AND THE CANADIAN PRODUCER IS DETERMINED TO KEEP SCALPERS OUT OF THE MIX. DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON SHOWS US WHAT THAT TAKES. (*)>>Reporter: JUST LIKE THE SONG SAYS, THESE FANS ARE NOT THROWING AWAY THEIR SHOT TO SEE “HAMILTON” IN CANADA.>>I LIKE LISTENING TO THE SONGS OVER AND OVER AGAIN. AND IT MAKES ME WANT TO GO TO IT.>>IT’S REALLY INTERESTING TO HAVE A MUSICAL THAT COMBINES HISTORY, WITH, LIKE, I GUESS MORE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC. * I’M NOT THROWING * AWAY MY SHOT >>Reporter: HER MUSICAL SHATTERED BOX OFFICE RECORDS ON BROADWAY, BUT IT ALSO INSPIRED OUTRAGEOUS PRICES ON RESALE MARKETS LIKE STUBHUB.>>FOR THE LAST COUPLE MONTHS THE RESALE WEBSITES HAVE BEEN SELLING “HAMILTON” TICKETS THOUGH NOT A SINGLE TICKET HAS LEFT THE SYSTEM.>>Reporter: TORONTO-BASED MIRVISH PRODUCTIONS IS WORKING HARD TO PUT THESE SELLERS ON THE SIDELINES. THEY’RE NOT OFFERING E-TICKETS FOR “HAMILTON” BECAUSE THEY’RE TOO EASY TO COPY AND RESELL FRAUDULENTLY. INSTEAD, THE TICKETS WILL BE MAILED IN DECEMBER.>>IT ALLOWS US TO LOOK FOR US TEGO THROUGH ALL OF THE TICKET SALES AND TO LOOK FOR TRENDS — COMMON ADDRESSES, COMMON I.P. ADDRESSES. AND CREDIT CARD THAT IS BEING USED OVER AND OVER AGAIN TO SEE IF THERE IS — YOU KNOW –>>Reporter: WHAT WILL YOU DO?>>WE WILL CANCEL THE TICKETS AND ONCE WE DETERMINE THAT SOMEONE IS BUYING TO RESELL, WE WILL CANCEL THE TICKETS.>>Reporter: THE SYSTEM WON’T PLEASE EVERYONE. SUBSCRIBERS WHO TRIED TO GET TICKETS THROUGH A PRESALE THIS WEEKEND COMPLAINED ON TWITTER THAT THE MIRVISH WEBSITE WAS SLOW. OTHERS SAID THEY LOST THEIR PLACE IN LINE AT THE LAST MINUTE. BUT THE PRODUCERS SAY THAT FOILING THE SCALPERS WILL IMPROVE THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE.>>SO YOU WANT THOSE PEOPLE THERE TO ACTUALLY BE EMOTIONALLY INVESTED IN THE PERFORMANCE, NOT JUST FINANCIALLY INVESTED IN IT.>>Reporter: MIRVISH EXPECTS TO SELL A QUARTER OF A MILLION TICKETS FOR “HAMILTON’S” TORONTO RUN. LATER NEXT YEAR IT WILL ALSO PLAY IN OTTAWA, CALGARY, EDMONTON AND VANCOUVER. DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: NOW TO IAN IN OUR VANCOUVER NATIONAL NEWSROOM AND HE’S WATCHING DEVELOPING STORIES FOR US TONIGHT.>>Ian: ANDREW, WE’LL BEGIN IN OTTAWA WHERE A HOUSE OF COMMONS TOUR TURNED INTO A PROTEST TODAY AFTER CLIMATE DEMONSTRATORS STAGED A SIT-IN ON THE CHAMBER FLOOR. VIDEO POSTED TO SOCIAL MEDIA SHOWS THE MOMENT THAT NEARLY 30 PROTESTERS WERE REPUSHED FROM THE HOUSE. ACTIVISTS WANT TO SEND A STRONG MESSAGE TO INCOMING M.P.s ABOUT COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE. THE PROTESTERS FACE A MONTH-LONG BAN FROM PARLIAMENT HILL.>>>MORE BAD NEWS FOR AUTO WORKERS IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO. FORD CANADA SAYS THEY’LL LAY OFF ABOUT 450 WORKERS AT ITS ASSEMBLY PLANT IN OAKVILLE.>>IT’S GOING TO DEVASTATE THE COMMUNITIES IN AND AROUND THE OAKVILLE PLANT.>>Ian: THE COMPANY IS ENDING PRODUCTION OF THE FORD FLEX AND THE LINCOLN M.K.T., CITING SAGGING INTEREST FROM CONSUMERS. THAT’S IN ADDITION TO THE 200 JOBS CUT BY FORD IN JULY. ALL OF THIS IS TAKING EFFECT IN FEBRUARY.>>>THEY FOUND THE ARTIST KNOWN AS ZOMBIE BOY DIED BY ACCIDENT LAST YEAR. THE MONTREALER RICK GENISIS WAS KNOWN INTERNATIONALLY FOR HIS ART AND ALSO FOR TATTOOS THAT COVERED MOST OF HIS BODY. AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH IT WAS WIDELY REPORTED THAT HE HAD KILLED HIMSELF. BUT A CORONER’S REPORT SAYS THAT HE FELL FROM THE BALCONY OF A FRIEND’S APARTMENT BY ACCIDENT.>>>AND THE ONLY EXECUTIVE EVER PROSECUTED IN THE NOTORIOUS GOLD HOAX OF THE 1990s HAS DIED IN THE PHILIPPINES. THE FORMER GEOLOGIST OF THE CALGARY-BASED COMPANY WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF INSIDER TRADING IN 2007. HE WAS ACCUSING $87 MILLION WORTH OF STOCK WITHOUT DISCLOSING THAT THERE WAS NO GOLD AT THE MINE IN INDONESIA. INVESTORS LOST ABOUT $3 BILLION.>>>AND THE STUNNING VIDEO OF A STORY BEHIND A SINKHOLE IN 20 MINUTES. BACK TO YOU NOW IN TORONTO.>>Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL,” CBC NEWS INVESTIGATES PROMISES MADE WHILE REBUILDING FORT McMURRAY. THE STORY OF ONE FAMILY’S FIGHT WITH THEIR CONTRACTOR AND THEY ARE NOT ALONE. THAT’S NEXT. (*) (*)>>Adrienne: RETURNING TO OUR TOP STORY, THE HILLS WEST OF DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, EXPLODED OVERNIGHT, THREATENING THOUSANDS OF HOMES AND FORCING RESIDENTS TO FLEE IN THE WEE HOURS. BY MORNING, THE GETTY FIRE HAD CHARRED HUNDREDS OF HECTARES.>>WE HAVE SEEN FIRES AND TRAGEDIES WHERE PEOPLE HAVE BELIEVED THEY COULD STAY IN PLACE, WHERE THEY THOUGHT THAT THEY COULD FIGHT THE FIRE AND BE A HERO THEMSELVES AND TAKE OUT THEIR GARDEN HOSE. DO NOT DO THAT.>>Adrienne: THAT WARNING IS REPEATED IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TONIGHT AS THE FIREFIGHTERS STRUGGLE TO CONTROL WHAT IS CALLED THE KINCAIDE FIRE. IT IS THREATENING NEARLY 80,000 BUILDINGS. NOW IF ANYONE KNOWS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE AN EVACUEE AND WATCH FROM AFAR AS FLAMES CLOSE IN ON A NEIGHBOURHOOD, IT’S THE PEOPLE OF FORT McMURRAY. THE 2016 WILDFIRE THERE DESTROYED MORE THAN 2,500 HOMES BUT AS KATIE NICHOLSON TELLS US, FOR SOME THE NIGHTMARE ONLY GOT WORSE. (*)>>SO THIS VIDEO WAS TAKEN FROM THERE.>>YEAH FROM THE DECK FROM THE OLD HOUSE THAT WAS THERE. LOOKING TOWARDS OUR HOUSE. THE FIRE IS BURNING ALL BEHIND IT.>>WITHIN FOUR MINUTES ALL OF OUR ALARMS WERE BANG, BANG, BANG GONE. SO WITHIN EIGHT MINUTES OF THAT VIDEO, OUR HOUSE WAS GONE.>>YEAH, IT WAS ACTUALLY ON FIRE. EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAD TO THAT POINT IN YOUR LIFE IS WIPED OUT IN AN INSTANT, EVERYTHING>>Reporter: BILL AND CAREY PENTERGAST LIVE IN ONE OF THE NEIGHBOURHOODS ALMOST WIPED OFF THE MAP THREE YEARS AGO WHEN WILDFIRES RAGED THROUGH FORT McMURRAY.>>I CAN FEEL THE HEAT HERE, THIS IS INSANE.>>IT LOOKED LIKE A NUCLEAR BOMB HAD GONE OFF.>>YEP, IT WAS A TWO-STOREY HOUSE WITH ALL OF ITS CONTENTS WERE REDUCED TO SIX INCHES OF ASH.>>LIKE, THERE REALLY WAS NOTHING.>>Reporter: BY THE TIME THAT THE SMOKE CLEARED, NEARLY 2,600 HOMES WERE LEVELED, DEVASTATED, BUT NOT DEFEATED. FORT McMURRAY DUG IN. FOR BILL AND CAREY ANEW NIGHTMARE WAS ONLY BEGINNING. IT ALL STARTED WHEN THEY HIRED THIS MAN TO REBUILD THEIR LIVES.>>I HAVE BEEN A HOME BUILDER FOR THE LAST, YOU KNOW, GIVE OR TAKE 10 YEARS.>>HE WOULD DO A GOOD JOB, A VERY, VERY GOOD TALKER. AND EVERYBODY HAS LOST EVERYTHING AND I’M YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND AND I’M GOING TO, YOU KNOW, I’LL LOOK AFTER –>>HE’S OUR SAVIOUR.>>Reporter: IN GLOSSY BROCHURES THEIR NEW SAVIOUR PROMISED TO DELIVER A CUSTOM BUILT HOME IN SIX TO EIGHT MONTHS. THEIR CONTRACT SIGNED IN MARCH OF 2017 SAID IT WOULD TAKE NINE. SURE, THERE WAS A LINE SAYING THAT THERE COULD BE DELAYS BEYOND THE COMPANY’S CONTROL, BUT STILL IT WAS ALMOST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. BILL AND CAREY WERE DESPERATE AND THEY BELIEVED IN HIM.>>I SAID I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO BE IN BY CHRISTMAS. AND WE WILL HAVE A BIG PARTY AT YOUR HOUSE FOR THANKSGIVING. OKAY. SO I’VE STILL GOT WATER COMING IN HERE.>>Reporter: THANKSGIVING CAME AND WENT AND CHRISTMAS TOO AND EASTER. THE HOUSE, STILL JUST A SHELL.>>THERE WOULD BE MONTHS AT A TIME THAT THE HOUSE SAT AND NO WORK WAS BEING DONE AND WE’D KEEP ASKING AND WE’D BE BY HERE ALL THE TIME AND THERE WAS NEVER ANYBODY HERE. AND ALL OF THESE OTHER HOUSES ARE POPPING UP AND BEING BUILT AND OURS IS JUST SITTING THERE ALMOST A FULL YEAR.>>ALL OF THE INSULATION WAS ALL SOAKING WET.>>Reporter: GET THIS — THE COMPANY CHARGED MORE THAN $12,000 FOR PERMIT FEES.>>DOWNSTAIRS IN THE MECHANICAL ROOM…>>Reporter: A PIECE THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD WAIVED TO HELP FIRE VICTIMS WHO LOST EVERYTHING GET BACK ON THEIR FEET. THE COMPANY SAYS THAT THE FEES WERE FOR ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE, NOT PERMIT FEES. EVEN THOUGH THAT’S WHAT IT SAYS RIGHT HERE IN THE INVOICE.>>HIS THING, IF ANY ISSUES COME UP, FIRST THING THAT HE’D SAY IS, GIVE ME A CALL, GIVE ME A CALL. AND THEN THERE WAS NO RECORD. AND HE DIDN’T WANT US TO TALK TO ANY OF THE TRADESMEN. THEY’RE NOT EVEN NAILED TO THE DECK.>>Reporter: WHEN HE DID TALK TO TRADESPEOPLE IT COULD GET TENSE. JUST ASK JASON.>>THIS IS WHAT I END UP WITH. LIKE WORK THAT WAS HALF DONE. AND IT’S NOT GOOD, YOU KNOW, I MEAN IT’S A SAFETY ISSUE. I DID HAVE HAND RAILING ON MY HOUSE. I COME HOME ONE EVENING AND ALL OF MY RAILING WAS GONE OFF THE DECK, THERE WAS NOTHING THERE.>>Reporter: WHERE DID IT GO?>>THE GUY THAT PUT THE RAILING ON NEVER GOT PAID SO HE CAME BACK AND TOOK HIS RAILING.>>Reporter: YOU HEARD RIGHT, THE CONTRACTOR CAME BACK AND REMOVED THE RAILING FROM THIS PATIO BECAUSE THE COMPANY DIDN’T PAY HIM.>>THIS CLOSET, ACTUALLY THE WALL IS SUPPOSED TO BE OUT HERE FURTHER.>>Reporter: ONE CONTRACTOR PUT A LIEN ON THIS HOME AFTER HE WASN’T PAID. HE SAYS THAT HE ONLY HELD BACK MONEY FROM TRADESPEOPLE IF THEIR WORK DIDN’T LIVE UP TO THE CONTRACT. KURT MacDONALD IS HIS FORMER BUSINESS PARTNER. HE WAS SO CONCERNED WITH THE WORK THAT WAS BEING DONE THAT HE SAYS THAT HE TOLD CLIENTS TO FIRE THE COMPANY THAT HE WAS WORKING FOR.>>I TOLD HIM TO FIRE US. I SAID TO GET RID OF US, IT WOULD BE THE LEAST HEADACHE.>>Reporter: HE LEFT THE COMPANY AFTER DISPUTES.>>I WOULD WAKE UP EVERY DAY AND FEELING THAT I’M OUT. AND THEN I TRIED TO FINISH THE FOUR HOMES THAT WE HAD STARTED, BUT I COULDN’T EVEN GET TO THAT POINT AND THEN I’D JUST WALK AWAY.>>THOSE ARE FROM WHEN WE BOUGHT IT…>>Reporter: WALKING AWAY WASN’T AN OPTION FOR BILL AND CARRIE. MORE THAN A YEAR IN AND ALMOST $400,000 LATER THEY STILL DIDN’T HAVE A HOUSE. THE COUPLE SAID THEY WERE GETTING A LOT OF EXCUSES.>>IT WAS INSULT TO INJURY AND YOU LOST EVERYTHING AND NOW, YEP, IT WAS JUST THE SAME THING ALL OVER AGAIN. ON THE SECOND FLOOR NOW AND EVERYTHING HERE IS SOAKING WET.>>Reporter: RUNNING OUT OF MONEY. THEIR HOUSE ONLY HALF FINISHED, AND BEING DESTROYED BY THE ELEMENTS, THEY FACED BANKRUPTCY AND THE PROSPECT OF LOSING EVERYTHING ALL OVER AGAIN.>>COME BACK AFTER SUPPER AND I STOPPED IN AND MIGHT AS WELL GET TICKETS FOR TONIGHT AND TOMORROW NIGHT…>>Reporter: THEN A MIRACLE OF SORTS, A LOTTO WIN CHANGES EVERYTHING.>>IN FEBRUARY 2018, YEP, A MILLION DOLLARS ON THE LOTTO 649. A MILLION DOLLARS MEANS THAT RIGHT NOW IT’S LIFE CHANGING.>>Reporter: THEIR FIRST ACT AS MILLIONAIRES WAS TO FIRE BRISTLECONE HOMES.>>WE WEREN’T GOING TO BE HOMELESS ONE WAY OR ANOTHER AND WE COULD AFFORD A LAWYER WHICH WE COULDN’T EVEN AFFORD A LAWYER BEFORE. WE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT WE WERE GOING TO DO AND OUR BACKS WERE AGAINST THE WALL.>>Reporter: MEANWHILE, THE COMPANY SLAPPED A LIEN ON THEIR HOUSE FOR MORE THAN $300,000, ARGUING THAT THE WORK IT DID INCREASED THE VALUE OF THE PROPERTY. AND REMEMBER THOSE GLOSSY BROCHURES THAT HELPED TO SELL THE DREAM HOUSE CUSTOMERS THAT WERE ALL HOPING FOR? THEY’RE ALL STOCK IMAGES. AND WE ASKED THE OWNER FOR AN ON-CAMERA INTERVIEW. HE SAID THAT HE WAS TOO SHY.>>THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE FORT McMURRAY HAS FACED IS 2,000 HOMES HAD TO BE BUILT IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME WHERE THERE’S JUST NOT ENOUGH TRADES.>>Reporter: HE SENT CBC LENGTHY RESPONSES, HE WAS RESPONDING TO COMPLAINTS. HE SAID THAT CLIENTS DELAYED PAYMENTS AND HAD UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS. IN ALL, THE BUILDER LISTED MORE THAN A DOZEN REASONS FOR CONSTRUCTION DELAYS, INCLUDING WEATHER IN FORT McMURRAY, APPROVAL FROM INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND COMPLICATIONS FROM FIRE DEBRIS. BUT WE STILL HAD MORE QUESTIONS THAT HIS FORT McMURRAY CLIENTS WANTED ANSWERED SO WE WENT TO EDMONTON TO TRY TO SPEAK TO HIM ON CAMERA. HI, IT’S KATIE WITH CBC. I WANTED TO ASK YOU SOME QUESTIONS. I WANTED TO ASK YOU SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT FORT McMURRAY. SO NOW WE HAVE A LOT OF — A LOT OF INTERVIEWS WITH PEOPLE FROM FORT McMURRAY THAT WE’D LIKE TO TALK TO YOU AND GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY ON CAMERA TO RESPOND, PLEASE. WE’RE JUST LOOKING FOR YOU TO RESPOND. THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE ISSUES WITH THEIR HOMES AND THEY’RE UNHAPPY WITH THE SERVICE THAT YOU DELIVERED. WE’D LIKE TO ASK YOU SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT IT, PLEASE. THE PROVINCE HAS ISSUED ONE WRITTEN WARNING TO THE COMPANY AND INVESTIGATING TWO CONSUMER COMPLAINTS. THE COMPANY WAS ISSUED PERMITS AND WE TRACKED DOWN 10 OF THE HOMEOWNERS WHO HAD HIRED HIM AND WE COULDN’T FIND ANY OTHER SATISFIED CUSTOMERS. ANOTHER ONE?>>YES.>>Reporter: AT LONG LAST BILL AND CARRIE ARE SATISFIED. BOLSTERED BY THEIR LOTTO WIN THEY HIRED A NEW COMPANY TO FINISH THEIR HOME AND A LAWYER TO FINISH THEIR DEALINGS WITH BRISTLECONE.>>THIS OKAY FOLDED?>>YEAH.>>Reporter: THEY WERE THE LUCKY ONES. THEIR NIGHTMARE IS OVER. THEY KNOW WHEN THEY GO ON A TRIP THEY’LL HAVE A HOME THEY LOVE WAITING FOR THEM.>>CAN YOU CLOSE THAT?>>Reporter: A LUXURY THAT SOME OTHER CLIENTS DON’T HAVE.>>OKAY, SO WE’RE ALL SET.>>OKAY.>>ONE MORE THING.>>Reporter: KATIE NICHOLSON, CBC NEWS, FORT McMURRAY. (*)>>Adrienne: SO, KATIE, THIS IS NOT THE ONLY COMPANY THAT HE IS INVOLVED WITH THAT REBUILT HOMES FOR FIRE VICTIMS, RIGHT?>>Reporter: YEAH. SO YOU WILL REMEMBER ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO IN 2017, THAT THE TED FIRE ROARED ACROSS SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA AND THAT’S A LITTLE BIT NORTH OF SAN FRANCISCO. HE STARTED A COMPANY THERE SHORTLY AFTER THAT, CALLED EMERGE REBUILD, SPECIFICALLY TO REBUILD HOMES FOR FIRE VICTIMS. WHAT WE’VE LEARNED IS THAT THE CALIFORNIA CONTRACTOR STATE LICENCE BOARD IS NOW LOOKING INTO THAT COMPANY. AND ALLEGATIONS THAT ITS OPERATING WITHOUT THE PROPER LICENSES AND ANOTHER ALLEGATION THAT THE COMPANY HAS CHARGED FIRE VICTIMS TOO MUCH FOR ITS SERVICES, WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW IN CALIFORNIA. THERE’S VERY STRONG LAWS THERE TO PROTECT CONSUMERS, PARTICULARLY CONSUMERS WHO ARE THE VICTIMS OF NATURAL DISASTERS. NOW FOR HIS PART, HE SAYS THAT HE’S AWARE OF THE INVESTIGATION BUT HE DOESN’T THINK THAT HE’S DONE ANYTHING OFFSIDE, AND THE BOARD TELLS US THAT IT PLANS ON RELEASING ITS CASE TO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE IN NOVEMBER.>>Adrienne: SO WE’LL WATCH FOR THAT FOR SURE. KATIE, THANK YOU FOR THIS.>>Reporter: YOU’RE WELCOME.>>Andrew: AND NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL,” OUR SERIES ON SCHOOL VIOLENCE CONTINUES. THE PARTICULAR HARDSHIPS THAT LGBTQ STUDENTS FACE WHEN THEY GO TO SCHOOL. WE’RE BACK IN TWO MINUTES.>>Andrew: HERE AT “THE NATIONAL” WE HAVE BEEN SHINING A LIGHT ON SCHOOL VIOLENCE ACROSS CANADA. THREATS, ASSAULTS, RACISM, SEXUAL ABUSE, HEARING DIRECTLY FROM YOUNG PEOPLE. WELL, TONIGHT DAVID COMMON LOOKS AT THE ROLE THAT HOMOPHOBIA STILL PLAYS.>>WHEN MARLEY BOWEN WAS A TEEN, THE IDEA OF SOMEONE COMING TO HER SCHOOL TO TALK ABOUT BEING GAY WAS INCONCEIVABLE.>>MY NAME IS MARLEY. I USE THE PRONOUNS “SHE” AND “HER.”>>Reporter: NOW SHE RUNS “GET REAL” SPEAKING TO STUDENTS ABOUT LGBTQ INCLUSION.>>FOR ME I JUST REALLY WANTED TO BE A ROLE MODEL AND BE THAT PERSON THAT I REALLY WISH I HAD WHEN I WAS YOUNGER.>>Reporter: AND HER ORGINISATION? IT’S A SERIES OF QUESTIONS.>>SO THE QUESTION WAS, WHAT MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE DID YOU REALIZE THAT YOU WERE GAY? WHAT IS HOMOPHOBIA? WE HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION OVER HERE.>>Reporter: COMING OUT AS GAY IS A COMPLICATED JOURNEY, ESPECIALLY WHEN STIGMA STILL EXISTS IN SCHOOLS. IN OUR NATIONAL SURVEY OF 4,000 STUDENTS, AGED 14 TO 21, MORE THAN HALF OF TEENS SAY THEY WERE CALLED HATEFUL NAMES IN HIGH SCHOOL. NEARLY ONE IN FOUR SAY THOSE COMMENTS WERE SPECIFICALLY HOMOPHOBIC OR TRANSPHOBIC. I’M GAY AND I HAD AN ANXIETY ORDER AND I WAS CALLED “” ALL THE TIME AND WAS TOLD WHAT A LOSER I WAS, ONE SURVEYED STUDENT WROTE.>>DEFINITELY A LOT OF LANGUAGE USED IN HIGH SCHOOL THAT LOOKING BACK REALLY WAS AWFUL, BUT AT THE TIME IT SEEMED NORMAL.>>Reporter: BOWEN NOW WORKS TO HELP KIDS TO UNDERSTAND HOW MOCKING SEXUAL IDENTITY CAN HARM SOMEONE.>>YOU KNOW THAT THE LANGUAGE CAN REALLY HURT.>>Reporter: EVEN TODAY WITH MUCH GREATER AWARENESS AND ACCEPTANCE, HEARING “GAY” AS AN INSULT CAN DEEPLY AFFECT YOUNG PEOPLE.>>WE HAD SO MANY KIDS WRITE, I HAVE NEVER MET A GAY PERSON BEFORE. YOU SEEM OKAY, IT’S NOT THAT BAD, IT’S NOT THAT SCARY. A HUGE THANK YOU JUST FOR HAVING US HERE TODAY.>>Reporter: AND MANY SCHOOLS WANT TO BE PROACTIVE. THE TEACHERS HOPE THAT THE STUDENTS LEARN EMPATHY FROM WORKSHOPS LIKE “GET REAL.”>>OUR REAL ROLE IN THIS IS TO EDUCATE OUR BOYS ON HOW TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER.>>Reporter: STERLING HALL, THIS ALL BOYS’ SCHOOL WANT TO HAVE A BETTER ENVIRONMENT, THAT MAY NOT HAVE SEEMED ACHIEVABLE EVEN A COUPLE DECADES AGO. DAVID COMMON, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: WE HAVE MORE FROM OUR SERIES ON SCHOOL VIOLENCE AHEAD. WE GO TO A SCHOOL WHERE THE PARENTS FOUGHT TO GET ACTION FOR THEIR BULLIED KIDS. WE’RE BACK IN TWO.>>Ian: WELCOME BACK TO OUR NATIONAL NEWSROOM IN VANCOUVER. THOUSANDS OF IRAQIS RESUMED ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS TODAY AS AUTHORITIES DECLARED A NIGHTTIME CURFEW IN THE CAPITAL. DEMONSTRATORS IN BAGHDAD CLASHED WITH THE SECURITY FORCES WHO FIRED TEAR GAS AT LARGE CROWDS. MORE THAN 220 PEOPLE HAVE DIED ACROSS THE COUNTRY SINCE OCTOBER 1st WHEN PEOPLE BEGAN DEMANDING JOBS AND AN END TO CORRUPTION AND BETTER PUBLIC SERVICES.>>>AN IOWA FAMILY MOURNING TODAY AFTER A GENDER REVEAL PARTY TURNED DEADLY. THE POPULAR PRACTISE HAS BECOME A COLOURFUL WAY TO MAKE A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT. BUT OFFICIALS SAY THAT A WOMAN IS DEAD AFTER A FAMILY IN IOWA TRIED TO SET UP THEIRS USING AN EXPLOSION AND THAT SENT DEBRIS FLYING.>>ONE OF THE PIECES, UNFORTUNATELY, HIT THE VICTIM AND CAUSED DEATH.>>Ian: A 56-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.>>>SOME SCARY MOMENTS IN PITTSBURGH THIS MORNING WHEN A BUS WAS TRAPPED BY A SINKHOLE.>>WELL, IT’S LIKE A MOVIE SCENE, OF COURSE. IT IS. AND NOBODY IS HURT. SO EVERYBODY IS A LITTLE — WE’RE GOING TO GET IT TAKEN CARE OF.>>Ian: HOW DRAMATIC. THE REAR OF THE BUG VIRTUALLY SWALLOWED UP AND ANOTHER CAR NARROWLY ESCAPING AND ITS TIRES DANGLING OVER THE EDGE. VIRTUALLY SWALLOWED UP AND ANOTHER CAR NARROWLY ESCAPING AND ITS TIRES DANGLING OVER THE EDGE. THE ONLY PASSENGER ON BOARD AND THE DRIVER WERE FINE. THE OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING WHAT CAUSED THE SINKHOLE.>>>NEXT OUR SERIES ON SCHOOL VIOLENCE CONTINUES. MEET THE PARENTS WHO STARTED A PETITION TO GET ACTION ON BULLYING. WE’RE BACK IN TWO MINUTES. (*)>>Andrew: MORE NOW ON OUR SCHOOL VIOLENCE SERIES AND A STORY OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN VICTIMS FEEL THEY’RE ON THEIR OWN. FOR MANY STUDENTS AND PARENTS IN ONTARIO’S SIX NATIONS THERE’S NO HELP CLOSE BY BECAUSE THERE’S NO LOCAL CONTROL OVER SCHOOLS. JORGE BARRERA LOOKS AT HOW THAT CAN PLAY OUT.>>SOMEONE PUSHED ME ON THE GROUND AND BULLYING ME A LOT AND CALLING ME NAMES. MADE FUN OF ME. GRABBED MORE PEOPLE AND MAKE THEM LAUGH AT ME.>>THEY CALLED ME NAMES. THEY HIT ME. AND WHEN I TRIED TO WALK AWAY THEY KEPT FOLLOWING ME.>>THERE WASN’T REALLY ANYBODY AT ALL.>>Reporter: THESE THREE CHILDREN WERE ALL BULLIED AT THE SAME ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.>>IT ACTUALLY BREAKS ME THAT I DIDN’T SEE IT.>>Reporter: AUTUMN BARNHART IS A MOTHER OF 9-YEAR-OLD KINGSTON.>>I’M SORRY.>>Reporter: SHE COMPLAINED. AGAIN AND AGAIN.>>I ADDRESSED IT IMMEDIATELY AND THE SCHOOL FORGOT. THEY OPENLY SAID THEY FORGOT TO DEAL WITH IT. AND HE GOT HURT AGAIN THE NEXT DAY.>>Reporter: AMY PALACE IS THE MOTHER OF COLTON.>>I WAS REALLY, REALLY DISGUSTED. I WAS REALLY, REALLY — I DON’T KNOW IF I CAN PUT WORDS TO IT. THE FACT THAT ALL OF THESE ADULTS WERE JUST GOING TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY AND ALLOW MY 5-YEAR-OLD TO BE ABUSED.>>Reporter: THE PARENTS TOOK THEIR CONCERNS TO SCHOOL OFFICIALS AT OLIVER M. SMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. BUT FELT THEY HIT A WALL. SO THEY CIRCULATED A PETITION THAT GOT OVER 1,000 SIGNATURES AND SENT IT TO OTTAWA. THERE IS NO SCHOOL BOARD FOR PARENTS TO TURN TO. THIS SCHOOL IS RUN BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. JUST LIKE TWO OTHER SCHOOLS IN THE SIX NATIONS. KIM MOUNT PLEASANT IS THE UNCLE OF ONE OF THE BULLIED BOYS AND HE’S TAKEN A LEAD ROLE IN PUSHING FOR CHANGE.>>NOTHING THAT HAPPENS WITHIN OUR SCHOOLS IS GOVERNED BY OUR COMMUNITIES. SO IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A COMPLAINT AGAINST WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE SCHOOL LIKE THIS COMPLAINT, WE’VE HAD TO ESCALATE IT ALL THE WAY TO INDIGENOUS SERVICES CANADA.>>Reporter: MOUNT PLEASANT FILED A HUMAN RIGHTS COMPLAINT AGAINST THE DEPARTMENT THIS PAST MAY.>>THE ENDGAME OR THE END RESULT FROM THIS ENTIRE ENDEAVOUR, I THINK, IS TO TRY AND GIVE MORE CONTROL OVER WHAT HAPPENS IN OUR SCHOOLS TO OUR COMMUNITIES.>>Reporter: THE OLIVER M. SMITH SCHOOL REFERRED QUESTIONS TO INDIGENOUS SERVICES CANADA, WHICH SAID THAT IT FOLLOWS PROVINCIAL GUIDELINES AROUND BULLYING. BUT IT ALSO HAS SAFE SCHOOL POLICIES FOR SCHOOLS UNDER ITS CONTROL. BUT FOR THESE CHILDREN, THE DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE. THEY STILL HURT FROM THE BULLYING THEY SUFFERED.>>SOMETIMES MY HEART JUST FEELS LIKE IT JUST DROPS AND SHATTERS. THAT’S WHAT IT SORT OF FEELS ALL THE TIME WHEN I’M LONELY.>>Reporter: JORGE BARRERA, CBC NEWS, SIX NATIONS.>>Andrew: SO, LISTEN, THERE’S REAL VALUE IN HEARING AND TELLING THESE STORIES. AND I’LL SAY THIS — THE RESPONSE TO OUR EXCLUSIVE SCHOOL VIOLENCE SERIES HAS BEEN REALLY, REALLY SOMETHING. WE’VE RECEIVED QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, STORIES, AS WELL. SO IF YOU’D LIKE TO BE PART OF THIS CONVERSATION, PLEASE REACH OUT TO US. CONCERNS, STORIES, AS WELL. SO IF YOU’D LIKE TO BE PART OF THIS CONVERSATION, PLEASE REACH OUT TO US. YOU CAN EMAIL US AT [email protected] AND WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE STUDENTS WHO WATCH THIS PROGRAMME TOO. SO IF YOU NEED HELP, KIDS HELP PHONE COUNSELLORS ARE AVAILABLE 24/7 AT THE NUMBER AND THE SOCIAL MEDIA SITES ON YOUR SCREEN.>>Adrienne: WHEN WE COME BACK, EXPLAINING POLITICS TO A WHOLE NEW GENERATION. HOW NATHAN MacNEVIN WENT FROM BEING A BUSY 12-YEAR-OLD BOY TO A PUBLISHED AUTHOR. THAT’S NEXT IN OUR “MOMENT.” (*)>>Adrienne: THAT RIGHT THERE IS THE SMILE OF A NEWLY PUBLISHED AUTHOR. AND THAT BOOK IS THE PRODUCT OF A 12-YEAR-OLD’S PASSION FOR POLITICS. NATHAN MacNEVIN OF P.E.I. WAS ASKED TO WRITE A STORY FOR SCHOOL BUT HIS TEACHERS, GET THIS, SENT THAT STORY TO THE PREMIER WHO WAS SO BLOWN AWAY THAT HE HELPED TO PUBLISH IT. SO NATHAN’S PASSION COULD BE SHARED WITH OTHERS. AND THAT IS TONIGHT’S “MOMENT.” (*)>>AND JUST THEN A MONKEY EMERGED FROM THE VINES, AND IT WAS MOLLY. THIS NEW SYSTEM IS CALLED DEMOCRACY. EVERY CHILD OUT THERE SHOULD HAVE A VOICE. THEY DON’T NECESSARILY NEED TO BECOME A POLITICIAN, BUT THEY NEED TO LEARN THAT THEIR VOICE MATTERS. THEIR VOTE COUNTS. I THINK THAT A GOOD LEADER SHOULD BE ABLE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ALL OF THE OTHER PEOPLE AND THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THAT. BEATRICE BEAR CAN SEE EVERY PROBLEM THAT THERE IS AND TURN THEM INTO ACTIONABLE SOLUTIONS.>>HE HAS A VERY BRIGHT FUTURE AS YOU CAN TELL. HE FEELS VERY COMFORTABLE IN THE PREMIER’S CHAIR, PROBABLY A LITTLE TOO COMFORTABLE. BUT I JUST — AND OVERALL IT’S AN INSPIRATION FOR ME AND ALL POLITICIANS AND ALL ISLANDERS THAT IT GIVES US GREAT HOPE FOR WHAT IS YET TO COME.>>WITH PEOPLE SAYING THAT IT’S SUCH A GOOD BOOK AND IT JUST KIND OF MAKES ME TO WANT TO WRITE MORE.>>Andrew: SO FUN FACT ABOUT ME. ONCE UPON A TIME — YIKE HOW HAS THIS BECOME ABOUT YOU?>>Andrew: NO, BUT HERE’S WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY. I THOUGHT THEY COULD WRITE A CHILDREN’S BOOK. AND I THOUGHT THAT THIS WOULD BE A FUN THING TO DO. I’VE NEVER DONE IT. AND THIS KID HAS DONE IT AT 12 AND BY ALL ACCOUNTS HE DID A PRETTY DARNED GOOD JOB. THAT’S IMPRESSIVE.>>Ian: THE PREMIER OF HIS PROVINCE IS INSPIRED BY THE 12-YEAR-OLD AND I THINK HE GENUINELY IS. AND I LOVE PRECOCIOUS, OPTIMISTIC KIDS AND PARTICULARLY WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT POLITICS, WE NEED MORE OF THAT. AND I GUESS THAT ALL OF THE PARTY LEADERS ARE GOING TO GET A COPY OF THIS BOOK.>>Adrienne: YES, “PAWS ON THE POATD YUM” IS THE NAME OF THE BOOK. AND APPARENTLY WHEN NATHAN’S MOM TOLD HIM THAT HE’D BE ON “THE NATIONAL,” THAT IS PAST MY BEDTIME SO WE ARE HOPING THAT HE GOT TIME. CONGRATS, NATHAN. WE’RE PRETTY SURE THAT WE’LL ALL BE WORKING FOR YOU SOMEDAY. THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR MONDAY OCTOBER 28th. GOODNIGHT.>>Andrew: GOODNIGHT.>>Ian: GOODNIGHT.

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