The National for Oct. 20, 2019 — Final campaign day, eve of federal election

The National for Oct. 20, 2019 — Final campaign day, eve of federal election


>>Rosemary: THIS IS A CBC NEWS ELECTION HEADQUARTER. AFTER 40 DAYS OF CAMPAIGNING, TOMORROW CANADA VOTES AND THIS IS WHERE WE WILL CRUNCH THE NUMBERS AND ANALYSE THE RESULTS OF YOUR DECISIONS AT THE POLLS. WILL YOU GIVE JUSTIN TRUDEAU A SECOND MANDATE? HOW WILL ANDREW SCHEER AND JAGMEET SINGH FARE IN THEIR FIRST RUN FOR THE JOB OF PRIME MINISTER? AND JUST HOW MUCH POWER WILL THE BLOC QUÉBECOIS HOLD BY THE END OF THE NIGHT? IT’S ALL UP TO YOU NOW ON THIS EVE OF THE ELECTION.>>Jagmeet Singh: HOW’S IT GOING.>>Rosemary: TONIGHT WE’LL TAKE YOU INSIDE OF THE FINAL PUSH. WE’RE WITH THE PARTY LEADERS AS THEY MAKE THEIR CLOSING PITCHES. HOW CANADIANS HERE AND ABROAD ARE WEIGHING THEIR DECISION.>>>AND OUR WAR ROOM INSIDERS ON HOW THE PARTIES ARE PREPARING FOR A LIKELY MINORITY GOVERNMENT.>>Adrienne: ALSO TONIGHT, DONALD TRUMP DOES A RARE ABOUT-FACE OVER HOSTING THE G7 AT HIS FLORIDA GOLF COURSE. AND…>>THE MONEY IS GONE AND NO ONE IS HERE TO HELP ME.>>Adrienne: THOUSANDS EVER DOLLARS STOLEN FROM HIS BANK ACCOUNT. OUR “GO PUBLIC” PEOPLE INVESTIGATES.>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.”>>Rosemary: THESE ARE THE QUIET HOURS ON THIS SET BEFORE THINGS START TO GET PRETTY EXCITING TOMORROW. THIS IS THE CENTRE OF THE ACTION FOR ALL OF YOUR CANADA VOTES RESULTS AND THERE WILL BE LOTS OF PEOPLE TOMORROW NIGHT TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH IT, ALONG WITH MYSELF. WE’LL HAVE RESULTS, REPORTERS WILL BE HERE AND WE’LL HAVE “AT ISSUE” HERE AND WE’LL HAVE LOTS OF SPECIAL GUESTS FROM THE SPECIAL PARTIES THAT WILL POP UP TO GIVE US THEIR REAL-TIME ANALYSIS. AND THIS FLOOR THAT I’M STANDING ON IS MORE THAN JUST A FLOOR. THIS FLOOR ACTUALLY BECOMES PART OF THE STORY AS THINGS RISE UP FROM THE FLOOR AND POLITICIANS EVEN APPEAR AS HOLOGRAMS TO REACT TO WHAT CANADA HAS DECIDED AND HOW CANADA HAS CHANGED OVER THE COURSE OF THE EVENING. AND SITTING TO MY LEFT WILL BE NONE OTHER THAN THE “POWER & POLITICS” HOST VASSY KAPELOS. SHE, OF COURSE, HAS BEEN COVERING THE ELECTION ALL THE WAY THROUGH, SO SHE’LL BE MY LEFT-HAND MAN TOMORROW NIGHT. SO IT’S GOING TO BE EXCITING. WE DON’T REALLY KNOW HOW IT’S GOING TO TURN OUT. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE WATCHING FOR?>>Reporter: I THINK FROM THE BEGINNING OF THIS CAMPAIGN, IT’S BEEN DEFINED ABOUT HOW CLOSE THE LIBERALS AND THE CONSERVATIVES ARE. WHEN THEY WERE OUT OF MAJORITY DROPPED, THEIR MESSAGES SHARPENED. AND I’M GOING TO BE WATCHING TO SEE IF THE MESSAGES OF THE PAST WEEK PUNCHED THROUGH. THE IDEA THAT IN ORDER TO STOP THE OTHER GUY YOU HAVE TO VOTE FOR US, THAT MESSAGE AROUND STRATEGIC VOTING. WILL IT TURN ENOUGH VOTES TO IMPACT THE OUTCOME IN A MEANINGFUL WAY? THAT’S WHAT I’M WATCHING FOR.>>Rosemary: OKAY, GOOD AND YOU’LL BE HELPING ME TO GET THROUGH ALL OF THAT. AND THAT’S VASSY KAPELOS WITH “POWER & POLITICS” AND SHE’S SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT WILL BE HERE ALL THROUGH ELECTION NIGHT TOMORROW. FOR THE MAJOR PARTY LEADERS IT WAS A JAM-PACKED FINAL DAY OF CAMPAIGNING WITH A FOCUS, BRITISH COLUMBIA. THE CONSERVATIVES, THE GREENS AND THE LIBERALS AND THE N.D.P. WERE ALL IN THAT PROVINCE, BECAUSE AS EVAN DYER SHOWS US, NO PARTY HAS A LOCK ON THOSE VOTES.>>Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: LIBERALS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA LOVE THE RAIN.>>Reporter: B.C. VOTERS ARE USED TO ELECTIONS BEING DECIDED IN THE EAST BEFORE THEIR VOTES ARE EVEN COUNTED — NOT THIS TIME.>>Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: WE NEED TO GET OUT THROUGH THE REST OF TODAY AND BE SUPER ACTIVE TOMORROW WITH OUR NEIGHBOURS, WITH OUR FRIENDS, AS VOLUNTEERS, RIGHT ACROSS THE LOWER MAINLAND AND ACROSS BRITISH COLUMBIA, RIGHT ACROSS THE COUNTRY.>>Andrew Scheer: GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE, GOOD MORNING, VANCOUVER.>>Reporter: THE SAME CALCULATIONS BROUGHT THE CONSERVATIVES TO THE LOWER MAINLAND TO WARN THAT A VOTE FOR THE LIBERALS WILL EMPOWER THE NEW DEMOCRATS. SHOILT IN THE DYING DAYS OF THIS CAMPAIGN, TRUDEAU IS AGAIN LEAVING THE DOOR OPEN TO A COALITION WITH THE N.D.P. GIVING AWAY YOUR HARD-EARNED TAX DOLLARS TO THE N.D.P.>>Reporter: AS THE CAMPAIGNS WIND DOWN, NO PARTY HAS EVEN SECURED A THIRD OF THE VOTER INTENTIONS, FAR SHORT OF WHAT IS NEEDED FOR A MAJORITY. THERE’S BEEN SOME GROWTH FOR THE N.D.P., BUT OTHER THAN THAT LITTLE MOVEMENT IN THE NUMBERS. WHAT MAKES B.C. SO ATTRACTIVE IS ITS VOLATILITY WITH MANY RACES, FOUR-WAY TOSS-UPS, INCLUDING THE GREENS.>>YOU CAN WIN RIDINGS IN THE LOW 30s. SO IT’S UNIQUE THAT WAY. AND I THINK THAT PARTICULARLY IN THIS — IN THIS RACE, BECAUSE IT’S NOT JUST A THREE-WAY VOTE SPLIT, BUT AS WE HAVE SEEN IN A LOT OF PAST CANADIAN FEDERAL ELECTIONS.>>Reporter: JUST AS THE LIBERALS AND THE CONSERVATIVES TRADE CHARGES OF DECEPTION ON THE NATIONAL STAGE, THE GREENS AND THE NEW DEMOCRATS HAVE FOUGHT THEIR OWN SKIRMISHES WITH EACH OTHER.>>Elizabeth May: THE N.D.P. CONTINUE TO LIE ABOUT THE GREENS. IT’S ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS THAT I’VE EVER HAD TO ENDURE BECAUSE I THOUGHT THAT I HAD A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH JAGMEET SINGH.>>Reporter: BOTH SINGH AND MAY ARE EXPECTED TO HANG ON TO THEIR OWN SEATS WHICH ARE RELATIVELY SAFE BY B.C. STANDARDS. A RIDING THAT IS ANYTHING BUT SAFE IS VANCOUVER-GRENVILLE, WHERE FORMER LIBERAL CABINET MINISTER JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD IS RUNNING AS EARN INDEPENDENT IN A TIGHT FOUR-WAY RACE. EVAN DYER, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Rosemary: SO ALMOST SIX WEEKS OF A CAMPAIGN, HOW ARE THE PARTIES FEELING? OUR REPORTERS HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE LEADERS AND WE ASKED THEM TO GAUGE THE MOOD ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL.>>Reporter: I’M SALIMAH SHIVJI, AND LIBERAL LEADER JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS BANKING ON RALLIES LIKE THIS ONE TO PROJECT CONFIDENCE HEADING INTO TOMORROW. HIS TEAM IS NOT CELEBRATING PREMATURELY, WHAT THEY ARE IS VERY CAREFUL. RAZOR FOCUSED ON THE GOAL AT HAND — GET OUT THE VOTE AND STAY ON MESSAGE. TRUDEAU DIDN’T TAKE QUESTIONS FROM REPORTERS TODAY AND THE LIBERALS CAST IT AS A WAY TO SPEAK DIRECTLY TO VOTERS, BUT IT’S A VERY DIFFERENT JUSTIN TRUDEAU THAN WE SAW IN 2015. IT HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR HIM TO REALLY STAY ON HIS MESSAGE TRACK. BUT IN AN ATTEMPT TO STILL SEEM APPROACHABLE AT RALLIES LIKE THIS, TRUDEAU HAS DITCHED HIS TELEPROMPTER, REALLY TALKING OFF-THE-CUFF AND FEEDING OFF HIS SUPPORTERS AND THROWING AN ANECDOTE ABOUT HIS FATHER KNOWING THAT EVERY WORD COUNTS AT THIS LATE STAGE.>>Reporter: I’M KATIE SIMPSON IN VANCOUVER COVERING THE CONSERVATIVE LEADER ANDREW SCHEER. THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE THE PAST FEW DAYS IS “CRUNCHY.” THERE HAVE BEEN SOME UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS ALONG WITH BURSTS OF MOMENTUM. ALL INDICATIVE OF JUST HOW TIGHT THIS RACE REALLY IS. SCHEER HAS BEEN CRITICIZED BY HIS OPPONENTS FOR RECENT CLAIMS NOT BASED ON EVIDENCE ABOUT THE POTENTIAL LIBERAL AND N.D.P. TAX HIKES AND HIS REFUSAL TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ON WHETHER HIS PARTY WAS BEHIND A PROFESSIONAL MUD SLINGING CAMPAIGN. AT THE SAME TIME, SCHEER APPEARS TO BE ENERGIZING HIS BASE. MORE THAN 2,000 PEOPLE CAME OUT TO SEE HIM SPEAK AT A RALLY IN THE GREATER TORONTO AREA LAST NIGHT, WHICH EASILY IS HIS BIGGEST CROWD OF THE CAMPAIGN. ALL HE CAN DO NOW IS HOW THAT BASE SHOWS UP FOR HIM TOMORROW.>>Reporter: I’M HANNAH THIBEDEAU WITH THE N.D.P. CAMPAIGN. AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS ELECTION, EXPECTATIONS WERE LOW FOR THE N.D.P. AND LEADER JAGMEET SINGH. BUT MOMENTUM TURNED HIS WAY IN PART BECAUSE OF HOW HE PERFORMED IN THE DEBATES. THEN POLLING NUMBERS STARTED TO IMPROVE. SINGH BELIEVES THAT PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF DIVISIVE POLITICS AND HIS MESSAGE — VOTE FOR HOPE. HIS ENERGY HASN’T LET UP EITHER, EVEN THOUGH HE DIDN’T TAKE A DAY OFF OVER THE PAST 40 DAYS. HIS RALLIES CAN BEST BE DESCRIBED AS N.D.P. MOSH PITS WHERE HE ALWAYS GETS THE CROWD JUMPING TO HIS CAMPAIGN THEME SONG. HERE IN B.C. YESTERDAY HE ATTRACTED THE LARGEST CROWD SO FAR, MORE THAN 1,500 SUPPORTERS. SINGH STARTED THIS CAMPAIGN WITH 39 SEATS AND AT THE BEGINNING IT LOOKED LIKE THE N.D.P. COULD LOSE OFFICIAL PARTY STATUS, NOW IT APPEARS THAT THINGS HAVE TURNED AROUND. HANNAH THIBEDEAU, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Rosemary: A KEY TO SUCCESS FOR ANYONE IS GETTING VOTERS TO THE POLLS. OUR “WAR ROOM” PANEL IS STANDING BY TO TACKLE THE PARTIES’ PLANS TO DO JUST THAT. PLUS, WHAT KIND OF CONVERSATIONS ARE THE PARTIES HAVING RIGHT NOW ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TOMORROW? IT’S ALL STILL AHEAD IN ABOUT 10 MINUTES. SO ONE INDICATION OF JUST HOW TIGHT THIS VOTE COULD BE IS HOW TIGHT THE POLLS HAVE BEEN REALLY THROUGH THIS ENTIRE ELECTION. CBC POLL ANALYST ÉRIC GRENIER HAS, OF COURSE, BEEN TRACKING ALL OF THEM. SO THE LIBERALS AND THE CONSERVATIVES ARE CONSISTENTLY NECK-AND-NECK FROM DAY ONE RIGHT TO THE LAST DAY?>>Reporter: THAT HASN’T CHANGED. THAT CLOSE RACE BETWEEN THE TWO LEADING PARTIES HAS STAYED THE SAME FROM DAY ONE. WHAT HAS CHANGED IS THAT WE HAVE SEEN GAINS FOR THE BLOC QUÉBECOIS IN QUEBEC, PARTICULARLY AFTER THE FRENCH LANGUAGE DEBATES. AND FOR JAGMEET SINGH AND THE NEW DEMOCRATS AFTER THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEBATE. AFTER THE INCREASING SUPPORT FOR THE N.D.P. AND THE BLOC WHO EACH OF THEM COULD WIN OVER 30 SEATS APIECE, IT MAKES A MINORITY GOVERNMENT ALL THE MORE LIKELY BECAUSE THERE’S NOT A LOT OF SEATS LEFT FOR THE OTHER TWO PARTIES.>>Rosemary: SO, GIVEN THAT — WE HAVE REALLY TALKED ABOUT IT THROUGH THE SIX WEEKS — BUT THE KEY BATTLEGROUND THAT YOU’LL WATCH TOMORROW NIGHT THAT WE SHOULD WATCH WITH YOU?>>Reporter: THERE’S FRANCOPHONE REGIONS OF QUÉBEC AND IT WAS ALL ABOUT GETTING A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT AND NOW HOW MANY SEAT GOES TO THE BLOC AND WHAT ROLE THAT WILL PLAY. THE G.T.A., OF COURSE, WHOEVER WINS THAT USUALLY FORMS THE GOVERNMENT. IF YOU SEE THAT THE LIBERALS AND THE CONSERVATIVES ARE SPLITTING THE REGION, PROBABLY A MINORITY. AND THE LOWER MAINLAND IN B.C., IMPORTANT FOR THE NEW DEMOCRATS AND THE LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES –>>Rosemary: ALL FIGHTING IT OUT THERE.>>Reporter: WE MAY HAVE TO WAIT TO B.C. TO SEE WHAT KIND OF GOVERNMENT THIS WILL BE. ON VANCOUVER ISLAND THAT WILL BE INTERESTING AND THEIR CHANCE IS TO MAKE HISTORY.>>Rosemary: ERIC, YOU HAVE BEEN WITH US EVERY SUNDAY. THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT. YOU CAN CATCH ERIC TOMORROW ON CBC RADIO ONE WITH SUSAN BONNER AND CHRIS HALL. AND I’LL DRAG HIM TO THIS STUDIO TOO IF I CAN. SO THERE’S A POSSIBILITY THAT AFTER THIS ELECTION THAT THE BLOC QUÉBECOIS COULD HOLD THE BALANCE OF POWER IN A MINORITY GOVERNMENT. JAELA BERNSTIEN TALKED TO SOME OF THE SUPPORTERS WHO HOPE THAT THE BLOC WILL DEFEND THEIR INTERESTS.>>Reporter: IN THE FINAL HOURS OF THE CAMPAIGN, THE BLOC QUÉBECOIS HAS REASON TO CHEER. POLLS SUGGEST THEY COULD QUADRUPLE THEIR SEATS TO 40, IN A MINORITY GOVERNMENT THAT COULD GIVE THE BLOC CONSIDERABLE INFLUENCE. YVES-FRANCOIS BLANCHET SAY ON ISSUES THAT FAVOUR QUÉBECERS HE’LL COOPERATE. AND ON ISSUES THAT DON’T, HE WON’T.>>I WILL GO AGAINST ANYTHING THAT FAVOURS THE IDEA OF HAVING MORE OIL TRANSPORTATION THROUGH QUÉBEC. BECAUSE WE DON’T WANT IT. YOU KNOW, I DON’T WANT US TO BE IN THE POSITION IN HER MAJESTY’S PARLIAMENT, I WANT US TO BE THE VOICE OF QUÉBEC.>>Reporter: SUPPORTERS OF THE BLOC QUÉBECOIS SAY THAT BLANCHET IS THE ONLY LEADER THAT WILL HEAD TO OTTAWA AND FIGHT FOR WHAT MATTERS TO QUÉBECERS.>>[Speaking French]>>Reporter: THIS MAN SAYS THAT HE’S VOTING BLOC BECAUSE HE WILL PROTECT QUÉBEC’S SECULARISM LAW AND STOP A PIPELINE PROJECT.>>[Speaking French]>>Reporter: THIS 16-YEAR-OLD WANTED TO MEET THE LEADER WHO SHE SAYS THAT WILL PUSH FOR WHAT’S RIGHT.>>IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME TO BE HERE BECAUSE I SUPPORT, LIKE, WHAT HE DOES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, HIS PLANS.>>[Speaking French]>>Reporter: THIS VOTER SAYS THAT HE WANTS BLANCHET TO HELP TO PROTECT THE FRENCH LANGUAGE. TRUDEAU IS TOO MULTICULTURAL FOR HIM. BLANCHET SPENT HIS DAY GOING AFTER LIBERAL TERRITORY NORTH OF MONTRÉAL. LAVAL IS A LIBERAL STRONGHOLD BUT THERE’S ONE RIDING HERE THAT BLANCHET THINKS THAT HIS PARTY CAN FLIP. MEANWHILE, THE LIBERAL LEADER FOUGHT BACK.>>Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: LAST NIGHT IN QUÉBEC WHEN THE BLOC QUÉBECOIS CAME OUT AND SAID THAT ITS NUMBER ONE PRIORITY IS SEPARATION — IT’S DIVIDING THE COUNTRY ONCE AGAIN.>>Reporter: BLANCHET CALLS THAT A LIE.>>TRYING TO SCARE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SUCH A FASHION IN THIS CAMPAIGN THAT WE HAVE TO CHANGE THE LAW AND CREATE A LARGER TIME BETWEEN THE CAMPAIGN AND HALLOWEEN.>>Reporter: HE JOKED THAT TRUDEAU IS CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN EARLY BY TRYING TO FRIGHTEN VOTERS. JAELA BERNSTIEN, CBC NEWS, LAVAL.>>Rosemary: A POSSIBLE WILDCARD IN THIS ELECTION — CANADIANS OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY. KIM BRUNHUBER TELLS US WHAT IS DRIVING A NEW WAVE OF EX-PAT VOTERS THIS ELECTION WHEN THE RULES HAVE CHANGED.>>Reporter: ANGELA CHAPIDOS, NO MYSTERY WHERE SHE WAS BORN. SEVEN YEARS AGO SHE LEFT MONTRÉAL TO TEACH AT A SCHOOL IN LOS ANGELES. COME ELECTION TIME SHE CAN’T VOTE IN THE U.S. BECAUSE SHE’S NOT A CITIZEN. AND THE LAW DENYING THE VOTE TO CANADIANS WHO LIVED ABROAD FOR MORE THAN FIVE YEARS MEANT THAT SHE WAS FOR VOTING IN ANY CANADIAN ELECTION.>>IT MAKES YOU FEEL THAT YOU DON’T HAVE REALLY A PLACE THAT YOU BELONG TO, THAT YOU’RE SORT OF A CITIZEN OF NOWHERE.>>Reporter: THIS ELECTION YEAR THAT WILL CHANGE.>>IT’S REALLY NICE TO BE ABLE TO ALSO HAVE A VOICE TO SHAPE THE COUNTRY THAT I WILL ALWAYS FEEL A PART OF.>>Reporter: ALL THANKS TO TWO CANADIAN EX-PATS WHO CHALLENGED THE LAW IN THE SUPREME COURT AND WON.>>WE WERE ECSTATIC.>>Reporter: ALLEN NICHOLS FOUNDED A LOBBY GROUP FOR CANADIANS LIVING ABROAD AND ARGUED IN THE SUPREME COURT CASE. IN 2015, ABOUT 11,000 EX-PATS VOTED. SO FAR MORE THAN 50,000 EX-PATS HAVE REGISTERED TO VOTE AND THAT NUMBER COULD HAVE BEEN HIGHER, BUT NICHOLS SAYS THAT MANY EX-PATS WEREN’T AWARE THAT THE LAW HAD CHANGED.>>THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT COULD DO A GREAT DEAL MORE TO ENSURE THAT CANADIANS ABROAD ARE AWARE OF THE FACT THAT THEY CAN VOTE.>>Reporter: BUT EVEN WITH A VOTE, NOT ALL EX-PATS ARE SURE THEY’LL CAST IT. MARTHA SMITH, ANOTHER FORMER MONTRÉALER. SHE’S CONFLICTED. CHECKING HER MAIL DALE TOW SEE IF HER BALLOT ARRIVED BUT SMITH IS NOT ENTIRELY SURE THAT SHE’LL USE IT.>>AS A CANADIAN CITIZEN I’M PASSIONATELY COMMITTED TO THE POLITICAL OUTCOMES IN CANADA, I DON’T ACTUALLY LIVE THERE. SO IS IT REALLY THE RESPONSIBLE AND RIGHT THING TO DO?>>Reporter: AFTER ALL, SMITH SAYS, SHE DOESN’T PAY CANADIAN TAXES AND NO LONGER CALLS HER QUÉBEC RIDING HOME. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE THAT DECISION?>>I DON’T KNOW. I THINK THAT IT’S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT I REALLY JUST NEED TO CONTINUE WEIGHING.>>Reporter: STILL, SMITH SAYS THAT AT LEAST NOW SHE GETS TO CHOOSE. KIM BRUNHUBER, CBC NEWS, LAKEWOOD, CALIFORNIA.>>Rosemary: THERE’S MORE ELECTION COVERAGE STILL AHEAD. ONE DAY BEFORE THEY CAST THEIR BALLOTS WE ASK OUR MILLENNIALS IF THEY KNOW WHO THEY’LL VOTE FOR. AND OUR “WAR ROOM” PANEL IS STANDING BY FOR THE LAST SUNDAY OF THE CAMPAIGN. BUT FIRST BACK TO ADRIENNE FOR SOME OF THE OTHER STORIES COMING UP ON “THE NATIONAL.” ADRIENNE?>>Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, ROSIE, A HUGE DAY TOMORROW. BUT TONIGHT WE HAVE MORE NEWS STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL.” INCLUDING A RARE REVERSAL FROM DONALD TRUMP AFTER BACKLASH AROUND THE (*)>>MY NAME IS DAVID HERLE.>>MY NAME IS SHAKIR CHAMBERS.>>MY NAME IS MICHAL HAY.>>I FORMERLY WORKED FOR THE HARPER’S PRIME MINISTER OFFICE AND FOR THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT ON DOUG FORD’S ELECTION CAMPAIGN.>>I RAN TWO NATIONAL CAMPAIGNS FOR THE LIBERAL PARTY UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF PAUL MARTIN.>>IN 2017, I WAS JAGMEET SINGH’S LEADERSHIP CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR.>>THIS ELECTION WILL BE DIVISIVE.>>AND THE LAST ONE FOR AT LEAST TWO OF THE MAJOR PARTY LEADERS.>>THIS ELECTION WILL BE HISTORIC. (*)>>Rosemary: IT’S ALMOST HERE, WHO CAN BELIEVE IT? ELECTION DAY IS NOW HOURS AWAY AND THE LAST DAY OF THE CAMPAIGN IS COMING TO AN END, BUT NOT WITHOUT THE PARTIES TRYING TO SHOW MOMENTUM AND MAKE THEIR FINAL PITCH TO VOTERS.>>Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: WE KNOW THAT THIS IS AN ELECTION THAT IS WHERE WE’RE MAKING A DECISION AS A COUNTRY, IT DOESN’T JUST MATTER FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS.>>Andrew Scheer: THE POLLS OPENING IN JUST A MATTER OF HOURS. LET ME BE BLUNT, A TRUDEAU-LED GOVERNMENT WITH THE N.D.P. CALLING THE SHOTS WOULD BE THE WORST POSSIBLE OUTCOME FOR CANADIANS.>>Jagmeet Singh: VOTE FOR HOPE, VOTE FOR SOMETHING AND DON’T VOTE OUT OF FEAR AND DEFINITELY DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS. YOU DESERVE MORE.>>Rosemary: SO WHICH PARTY WILL HAVE MOMENTUM TO TRANSLATE INTO ACTUAL SEATS? WHAT KIND OF CONVERSATIONS ARE THE PARTIES AND THE LEADERS HAVING AHEAD OF ELECTION NIGHT? LET’S BRING IN OUR SUNDAY PANEL, DAVID, MICHAL AND SHAKIR. GOOD TO SEE EVERYONE. I’M NERVOUS — NOT NERVOUS TO HOST ELECTION NIGHT, BUT NERVOUS TO SEE HOW ALL OF THIS ENDS.>>SHOWTIME.>>Rosemary: YEAH, IT’S GOING TO BE GOOD. I WANT TO START WITH THE GET-OUT-THE-VOTE, AND G.O.T.s WHAT THE POLITICOS CALL IT. WHO HAS THE ADVANTAGE OR DOES ANYONE HAVE THE ADVANTAGE WHEN IT COMES TO THAT, DAVID?>>>WELL, I THINK THAT THE LIBERALS AND THE CONSERVATIVES HAD STRONG CONVERSATIONS AND FOR A LONG TIME THEY HAD THE BEST ORGANIZATION IN THE COUNTRY AND MAYBE IN THE LAST FOUR, FIVE YEARS THE LIBERALS HAVE CAUGHT UP. THE N.D.P. HAVE ALWAYS HAD INCREDIBLY STRONG GET-OUT-THE-VOTE OPERATIONS IN AREA WHERE IS THEY ARE COMPETITIVE AND THEY PLAY AND USUALLY INVOLVING A LOT MORE PEOPLE THAN THE OTHER PARTIES DO. SO I’M NOT SURE THAT IS REALLY COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE FOR ANYBODY ON THE GROUND. THE BLOC WILL HAVE THE WEAKEST AND THAT WON’T REALLY AFFECT THEIR VOTE THAT MUCH.>>Rosemary: IT IS SOMETHING THEY BEING ABOUT THOUGH IN THESE DYING HOURS IS THAT EVERYBODY SORT OF MOVES OUT OF THE WAR ROOM AND INTO THE FIELD TO TRY TO GET PEOPLE WORKING AND PUSHING THE VOTE.>>PROBABLY BEFORE THE ADVANCED POLLS OPEN THE CENTRAL CAMPAIGNS WOULD HAVE EMPTIED OUT INTO THE LOCAL RIDINGS. AND THOSE LOCAL RIDINGS ARE THE ONES THAT THE CAMPAIGNS ARE PRIORITIZING, LIKE THE SWING VOTES, THE SWING RIDINGS. WHAT I HAVE EXPERIENCED ON CAMPAIGNS IS THAT A GOOD GROUND GAME, A GOOD GET-OUT-THE-VOTE IS MAKES A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIKE 3%, 5%, SO IT COULD BE WHAT WINS YOU THAT SEAT.>>Rosemary: THAT’S A LOT.>>THERE ARE A LOT OF VERY CLOSE RACES GOING ON.>>I THINK GENERALLY SPEAKING TO THAT POINT, ESPECIALLY ON THE CONSERVATIVE SIDE THERE’S A LOT OF ENTHUSIASM BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS WE’LL PROBABLY HAVE MAJOR WINS IN ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAN, BUT IT’S ABOUT THE EFFICIENCY, RIGHT? ARE WE GOING TO DO WELL IN ONTARIO AND THE OTHER PLACES WHERE WE NEED TO LIKE GROW OUR BASE, TO GET OUR CANDIDATES OVER THE HUMP? SO THAT’S SOMETHING TO LOOK FOR AS FAR AS GETTING OUT THAT VOTE. WHO WILL BE BEYOND THE CORE BASE TO PUSH OUR CANDIDATES OVER THAT.>>Rosemary: THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE SEEN IN THE PAST WEEK, REALLY CONCENTRATED OVER THE PAST THREE DAYS, THE WHISTLE STOPS AND RALLIES AND PEOPLE TRYING TO CREATE A SENSE OF MOMENTUM. WHETHER THEY HAVE IT OR NOT IS ANOTHER THING. HOW IMPORTANT IS THAT TO SORT OF JUST FRAMING THE DAY? AND DOES THAT KIND OF THING INFLUENCE VOTERS?>>IT DOES, ACTUALLY, IT DOES. AND FIRST OF ALL, MOMENTUM CAN BE VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOUR OWN SUPPORTERS THAT THEY FEEL THAT YOU’VE GOT SOMETHING GOING ON AND THEY FEEL THE ENERGY AND THEY’RE MOTIVATED BY IT. BUT THERE’S ALSO A BANDWAGON EFFECT, RIGHT? PEOPLE LIKE TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH WINNERS AND THERE’S PEOPLE AT THE END –>>Rosemary: TRUE, NO ONE WANTS TO CHOOSE A LOSER.>>SO HOW YOU LOOK IN THE LAST FEW DAYS, WHETHER YOU LOOK LIKE YOU’RE LIMPING IN OR YOU’RE LOOKING TRIUMPHANT IS THE QUESTION.>>Rosemary: AND THEY’RE ALL FULL OF PEP AND ENERGY AND BRINGING OUT PEOPLE.>>I THINK WE ALL LOOK PRETTY GOOD — I WOULD SAY ESPECIALLY ON MY SIDE. SOME OF THE NEWS OVER THE WEEKEND MIGHT HAVE BLUNTED THE MESSAGE A LITTLE BIT AND TOOK US OFF TRACK QUITE A BIT. BUT PERCEPTION MATTERS, RIGHT? IF YOU’RE ON TV AND IT LOOKS LIKE YOU’RE DOING WELL, AND YOU’RE HAVING LARGE RALLIES PEOPLE MIGHT SAY THAT AND SAY CAST A BALLOT.>>Rosemary: I’M NOT WORRIED ABOUT HIM, YEAH.>>I THINK THAT MOMENTUM AND HAVING TONNES OF RALLIES HELPS PEOPLE TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER. AND GETTING OUT THE VOTE IS ABOUT TAKING A BASE OF VOLUNTEERS AT A LOCAL LEVEL AND APPLYING THEM TO IDENTIFIED SUPPORTERS THAT YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN IDENTIFYING FOR 40 DAYS IN A LOCAL CAMPAIGN. SO YOU NEED A LOT OF VOLUNTEERS. YOU NEED A GOOD FEELING IN ORDER TO ACTUALLY GET OUT THE VOTE. I’D SAY THAT THE CHALLENGE FOR THE N.D.P. IS THAT THEY — THEY HAVE A HUGE BASE OF SUPPORT COMING FROM A YOUNGER POPULATION. SO THEY PROBABLY HAVE A LOT OF FIRST-TIME VOTERS. SO THEY NEED A LOT MORE HELP TO GET TO THE POLLS. IF YOU’RE VOTING FOR THE FIRST TIME YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT IDENTIFICATION YOU NEED TO BRING AND WHERE YOU CAN ACTUALLY GO, THE HOURS OF THE DAY, AND IT’S THE FIRST TIME THAT YOU HAVE EVER DONE SOMETHING. SO IT’S A GOOD EFFORT TO GET OUT THE VOTE. AND ON TOP OF THAT WE HAVE SEEN IN THE LAST WEEK OR TWO A HUGE DIGITAL GAME BY JAGMEET SINGH AND HE’S GONE VIRAL, WHICH IS GREAT, BECAUSE HE DOESN’T HAVE THE SAME AD BUY CAPACITY THAT THE LIBERALS AND THE CONSERVATIVES HAVE. BUT I’M INTERESTED TO SEE IF THERE’S A DIGITAL GET OUT THE VOTE STRATEGY THAT CORRESPONDS WITH THAT TO ACTUALLY PULL THE YOUTH VOTE OUT OF THE PARTY.>>A CHALLENGE FOR THE N.D.P. IS THAT WITH THEIR SUPPORT HAVING ALMOST DOUBLED IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS YOU HAVE A TONNE OF SUPPORT THAT YOU’VE NOT IDENTIFIED, RIGHT? SO YOU CAN’T POLL YOUR VOTES BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE THAT IS. SO DIGITAL — THAT’S WHERE THE DIGITAL PART WILL COME IN I ASSUME.>>Rosemary: SO LET’S JUST TALK ABOUT TOMORROW NIGHT. THE POLLS SHOW IT’S VERY CLOSE AND WE COULD DEBATE WHETHER IT’S ACTUALLY THAT CLOSE. BUT WE HAVE HEARD OVER THE PAST WEEK PEOPLE TRYING TO POSITION THEMSELVES AROUND WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW. YOU KNOW, ANDREW SCHEER SAYING THAT THE GOVERNMENT — THAT THE PARTY WHO WINS THE MOST SEATS GETS THE FIRST CHANCE TO GOVERN. THAT’S THE CONVENTION. OF COURSE, THAT MAY NOT END UP BEING WHAT HAPPENS. BUT HOW IMPORTANT IS THE RESPONSE TO TOMORROW NIGHT? SAYING THAT THINGS ARE TIGHT, HOW IMPORTANT IS THAT RESPONSE? IF THINGS AREN’T TIGHT, THIS IS ALL MOOT. BUT IF THEY ARE AS TIGHT AS THEY COULD BE, POSITIONING THEMSELVES, HOW IMPORTANT IS THAT MESSAGE? DO YOU WANT TO START, SHAKIR?>>ULTIMATELY IF THE CONSERVATIVES GET THE MAJORITY OF THE SEATS OR CAN FORM A PRIORITY OF THE SEATS, IT’S IMPORTANT FOR SCHEER TO NOT CONCEDE DEFEAT. IF I CAN GO CAN GET A CHANCE TO GOVERN, HOW WILL THIS LOOK, AND WHO WOULD BE ON OUR SIDE. BUT THE BIGGEST THING IS FOR THE CONSERVATIVES THERE’S NO NATURAL GOVERNING PARTNERSHIP, RIGHT? WHETHER IT’S ON THE LEFT, YOU HAVE THE LIBERALS AND YOU HAVE THE GREENS AND THE N.D.P. WHO OVERLAP ON POLICY POSITIONS. BUT FOR OUR GROUP WE HAVE OPPOSITE POLICIES. SO I THINK FOR HIM IT’S A MATTER WHAT A PARTNERSHIP WOULD LOOK LIKE, AND ULTIMATELY NEVER CONCEDING DEFEAT IF THERE’S A CHANCE TO FORM THIS GOVERNMENT MOVING FORWARD.>>I THINK MR. SCHEER HAS ONE ADVANTAGE ON ELECTION NIGHT IF HE WINS THE PLURALITY OF SEATS AND THAT IS THAT CANADIANS, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTIONS ARE, OR THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL REALITIES ARE, CANADIANS BELIEVE IF YOU WIN THE MOST SEATS THAT YOU WON THE ELECTION AND YOU DESERVE THE RIGHT TO GOVERN. WE HAVE SEEN THIS OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. B.C. IS A MODEST EXCEPTION. BUT I SAW EVEN MOST RECENTLY IN NEW BRUNSWICK WHERE THE GOVERNMENT WON BY SEVEN PERCENTAGE POINTS BUT LOST BY TWO OR ONE SEAT AND THEY DIDN’T HAVE THE MORAL AUTHORITY TO GOVERN. SO THERE REALLY IS THIS SENSE IN CANADIANS IF YOU WIN THE MOST SEATS, YOU GOVERN. AND A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL SAY THE REVERSE, BUT IT WOULD TAKE A BIG PUSHBACK BY THE LIBERALS AND THE OTHER PARTIES IF THEY WERE TO SAY THAT HAVE THE RIGHT TO GOVERN. WE EVEN THOUGH WE’VE GOT THE MOST SEATS IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. IT’S NOT REALLY HOW CANADIANS SEE IT.>>Rosemary: YEAH AND THAT’S IMPORTANT, BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT IS ALLOWED — AND THAT IS THAT THE PRIME MINISTER CAN TEST THE CONFIDENCE OF THE HOUSE NO MATTER WHAT — I THINK THAT YOU’RE RIGHT. IT’S WHO HAS THAT AUTHORITY TO MAKE THAT CASE. AND IF YOU’RE THE LIBERALS AND THE N.D.P., MAYBE YOU JUST LET ANDREW SCHEER GO AND SEE WHAT HE CAN DO AND THEN MAKE A CASE AFTER IF HE FAILS.>>YEAH, I THINK THAT, FIRST OF ALL, IT WOULD BE VERY IMPORTANT HOW WE ALL TALK ABOUT THE ELECTION RESULTS AFTER THE ELECTION. BECAUSE SAYING THAT SOMEBODY HAS THE MOST SEATS DOES NOT MEAN THEY HAVE THE MAJORITY OF SEATS.>>Rosemary: OR THAT THEY FORM GOVERNMENT.>>IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT THEY FORM GOVERNMENT. AND WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IS THAT THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE RULE. I MEAN, AT THE END OF THE DAY THAT’S WHEN OUR PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM IS ABOUT. SO IF THAT LOOKS LIKE A MINORITY GOVERNMENT UNDER A LIBERAL RULE THAT HAS SUPPORT FROM MULTIPLE PARTIES SO THAT A MAJORITY OF VOTERS HAVE THE SAY OVER WHAT IS HAPPENING IN GOVERNMENT, THEN THAT’S PROBABLY A GOOD THING. BECAUSE MINORITY GOVERNMENTS IN CANADIAN HISTORY HAVE GIVEN US THINGS LIKE PUBLIC HEALTH CARE. AND WE HAVE A FLAG. AND WE ACTUALLY HAVE WHAT DAVID JUST REFERENCED IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, WE HAVE A PREMIER, JOHN HORGAN, WHO IS A PREMIER UNDER A MINORITY GOVERNMENT WHO SAYS THAT IT’S SOMETHING TO BE CELEBRATED BECAUSE HE CAN GET MORE WORK DONE. THEY FIND THEMSELVES WORKING HARDER AND FASTER. SO I THINK IF WE END UP IN MINORITY SITUATION, IT’S SOMETHING THAT CANADIANS HAVE SAID THAT THEY WANT AND IT’S SOMETHING THEY SIGNALLED — THAT THEY DON’T WANT THE COSTSES TO GOVERN, AND THEY DON’T WANT A MAJORITY OF CONSERVATIVE POWER IN THE COUNTRY. I THINK THAT IT’S SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE TOO.>>Rosemary: OKAY, WE PLAYED THAT VIDEO OF YOU GUYS INTRODUCING YOURSELF FOR MANY WEEKS NOW AND SO NOW I GET TO THROW IT BACK AT AND YOU WE’LL DO IT ONE AT A TIME. WE ONLY HAVE THREE MINUTES. SHAKIR, YOU SAID THAT THE ELECTION WOULD BE DIVISIVE, WAS IT?>>I THINK IT WAS. IF YOU LOOK AT THE RISE OF THE BLOC AND WHAT THEY STAND FOR AND YOU LOOK AT A PARAGRAPHINCE LIKE ALBERTA WHO FEELS THAT THEY’VE BEEN IGNORED QUITE A BIT, THERE’S DIVISION THERE. IF YOU LOOK AT HOW THE POLITICAL LEADERS HAVE CHARACTERIZED EACH OTHER AND CHARACTER ASSASSINATION, IF THERE’S A MINORITY GOVERNMENT, I THINK THAT IT WILL BE HARD TO FIND AREAS OF COMPROMISE BECAUSE YOUR BASE IS GOING TO BE VERY POLARIZED. AND THEY DON’T WANT TO GIVE AN INCH. SO I THINK THAT IT WAS DIVISIVE.>>Rosemary: YOU SAID THAT IT WOULD BE HISTORIC?>>THERE’S NO QUESTION THAT THE ELECTION WILL BE HISTORIC. BUT FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS. FIRST OF ALL, IT WILL BE HISTORIC AFTER THE ELECTION HAPPENS BECAUSE WE’LL PROBABLY SPEND THE FIRST WEEK TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE ELECTION MEANT AND WHO IS GOVERNING AND THAT WILL BE HISTORY-MAKING IN AND OF ITSELF. AND THEN SECOND OF ALL, IT’S HISTORIC BECAUSE JAGMEET SINGH IS RUNNING FOR PRIME MINISTER. HE’S THE FIRST RACIALIZED PERSON IN CANADIAN HISTORY TO RUN FOR PRIME MINISTER. THAT IN ITSELF MEANS A LOT. BUT WE DON’T EVEN KNOW YET THE IMPACT THAT HAS HAD ON ANOTHER GENERATION OF PEOPLE. HE’S SHIFTING POWER IN THIS COUNTRY AND CHANGING WHAT POWER LOOKS LIKE FOR PEOPLE AND IT WILL TAKE A GENERATION FOR US TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT ACTUALLY MEANS FOR CANADIANS.>>Rosemary: I THINK THAT IS AN IMPORTANT STORYLINE TO WATCH. YOURS WAS THE LAST ELECTION FOR AT LEAST TWO OF THE FEDERAL LEADERS. MAYBE MORE THAN TWO NOW, I DON’T KNOW. [laughter]>>NO, I THINK THAT IT’S PROBABLY PRECISELY TWO. AND WE’LL KNOW WHO THEY ARE TOMORROW NIGHT. BUT THIS IS ULTIMATELY BEEN AN ELECTION THAT FOCUSED VERY MUCH AROUND LEADERSHIP AND IT’S NOT GELLED AROUND A POLICY YEAR OR A REAL CHOICE. IT’S COMING DOWN TO LEADERSHIP. AND SO IT WILL BE THE LEADERS WHO LOST WHO HAVE ACTUALLY FAILED TO — TO DO THIS CAMPAIGN RIGHT. AND SO I THINK THAT THEY’LL LOSE THEIR JOBS.>>Rosemary: WAS IT A GOOD ONE TO WATCH? OR NOT YOUR FAVOURITE SO FAR? PROBABLY NOT YOUR FAVOURITE I WOULD GUESS.>>YOU KNOW, I — NO, I MEAN, IF YOU COMPARE TO 2015, FOR EXAMPLE, FROM A LIBERAL PERSPECTIVE, 2015 WAS INSPIRING AND YOU FELT, YOU KNOW, LIKE YOU WERE REALLY GOING TO BRING CHANGE TO THE COUNTRY AND THERE WAS SUCH EXCITEMENT AND MOMENTUM AROUND THAT CAMPAIGN. THIS BEING AN INCUMBENT RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN, IT’S INHERENTLY A LITTLE BIT MORE GROUNDED, A LITTLE BIT MORE PROSED, AS HILLARY CLINTON WOULD SAY, AND A LITTLE LESS POETRY. AND THAT’S WHAT IT’S LOOKED AND FELT LIKE.>>Rosemary: YEAH, I’M NOT ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT IT WAS ABOUT NOTHING, BUT I’M NOT SURE THAT IT WAS THE “SOMETHING” THAT IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABOUT? I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU FEEL.>>ULTIMATELY BECAUSE IT’S NOT REALLY A CHANGE ELECTION IT WAS HARD TO FIND THAT MOTIVATION AND INSPIRATION. IF YOU TALK TO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT IN THE WEEDS LIKE WE ARE, THEY HAVE A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING WHAT THIS WAS ABOUT AND THEY’RE LOOKING AT WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS HERE. SO THERE WAS SOMETHING LACKING.>>Rosemary: 10 SECONDS?>>FOR THE N.D.P. IT WAS A VERY GOOD ELECTION OR IT WILL BE A GOOD ELECTION FOR THE PARTY, CONSIDERING WHERE THEY STARTED FROM. JAGMEET SINGH HAS EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS GOING INTO THIS ELECTION. I THINK THOUGH THAT NOT FOR THE N.D.P. BUT FOR THE LIBERALS IN PARTICULAR THERE WAS CRINGE-WORTHY MOMENTS THAT UNEARTHED CONVERSATIONS IN CANADIAN POLITICS THAT WERE DIFFICULT FOR EVERYBODY TO HAVE.>>Rosemary: ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE EVERY SUNDAY THROUGHOUT THE CAMPAIGN AND WE’LL CALL YOU BACK.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Rosemary: IT’S NOT THE END OF OUR RELATIONSHIP. [laughter] THANK YOU ALL. AND, OF COURSE, TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY. CBC NEWS IS YOUR DESTINATION FOR ALL OF THE RESULTS AND ANALYSIS. HERE’S ANOTHER BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE MAKING OF OUR ELECTION HEADQUARTERS. I’LL BE LEADING OUR TEAM FOR THE SPECIAL COVERAGE. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS ANY OF THE ACTION AND IT BEGINS AT 6:30 EASTERN “CANADA VOTES: 2019,” SEE YOU TOMORROW. CAN’T WAIT FOR IT. NOW BACK TO ADRIENNE.>>Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, ROSIE, WHEN WE COME BACK, CYBER CRIMINALS ARE TARGETING PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNTS. WHAT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BANK WHEN YOUR ACCOUNT IS HACKED? WE LOOK INTO IT AFTER THE BREAK. (*)>>Adrienne: WELCOME BACK. SO HERE’S SOMETHING INTERESTING — DONALD TRUMP REVERSING A DECISION. SO THAT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU SEE EVERY DAY. LAST NIGHT HE CANCELLED PLANS TO HOLD NEXT YEAR’S G SUMMIT AT ONE OF HIS OWN GOLF RESORTS. TODAY AS PAUL HUNTER TELLS US, A SENIOR MEMBER OF TRUMP’S TEAM WAS DOING BACKPEDALING OF HIS OWN.>>Reporter: IT’S ALL ABOUT THIS PLACE — DONALD TRUMP’S 7 VERY OWN GOLF RESORT IN FLORIDA — TRUMP NATIONAL DORAL. CHOSEN BY TRUMP LAST WEEK TO HOST NEXT YEAR’S G7 SUMMIT, TO FILL EVER ROOM, BRING UNTOLD PUBLICITY TO HIS RESORT, AND IN SO DOING TO MAKE TRUMP A TONNE OF MONEY. THOUGH TRUMP HIMSELF SAID THAT HE WOULD NOT PROFIT.>>HE WANTED TO PUT ON A SHOW. HE WANTED TO TAKE CARE OF FOLKS.>>Reporter: TODAY TRUMP’S ACTING CHIEF OF STAFF SAID THAT LATE YESTERDAY UNDER PRESSURE THAT TRUMP REVERSED HIS DECISION. TWEETING, “THE G7 WILL BE ELSEWHERE INSTEAD BASED ON BOTH MEDIA AND DEMOCRAT CRAZED AND IRRATIONAL HOSTILITY.” FOR THOSE WHO SUGGESTED THAT TRUMP WAS USING THE POWER OF THE OFFICE FOR HIS OWN PERSONAL REWARD, SAID MULVANEY TODAY…>>HE WAS HONESTLY SURPRISED AT THE LEVEL OF PUSHBACK. AT THE END OF THE DAY HE STILL CONSIDERS HIMSELF TO BE IN THE HOSPITALITY BUSINESS AND HE SAW AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE THE BIGGEST LEADERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND PUT ON THE ABSOLUTE BEST SHOW, THE BEST VISIT, THAT HE POSSIBLY COULD.>>Reporter: ON THAT DESCRIPTION OF HOW TRUMP SEES HIMSELF, FOX NEWS HOST CHRIS WALLACE JUMPED.>>Reporter: I JUST HAVE TO PICK UP — YOU SAY THAT HE CONSIDERS HIMSELF IN THE HOSPITALITY BUSINESS — HE’S THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.>>YEAH, BUT THAT’S HIS BACKGROUND.>>Reporter: MULVANEY CLARIFIED, SAYING THAT TRUMP USED TO BE IN THE BUSINESS. ALL OF IT FUEL FOR CRITICS WHO SAY THAT TRUMP FOREVER SEEMS TO SEE LITTLE WRONG IN WHATEVER HE DOES AS PRESIDENT. SAID DEMOCRATS ON DORAL FRIDAY –>>IF HE WERE A LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL, HE’D BE IN PRISON FOR DOING THAT.>>Reporter: MEANWHILE, BACK ON FOX NEWS –>>Reporter: DOES HE UNDERSTAND — FORGET THE MEDIA — DOES HE UNDERSTAND THAT IT LOOKS LOUSY?>>I THINK THAT HE KNOWS — HE THINKS THAT PEOPLE THINK THAT IT LOOKS LOUSY.>>Reporter: AS TRUMP HIMSELF HEARD AT A RALLY LAST WEEK AS THE G7 STORY WAS MAKING HEADLINES, PLENTY OF THOSE WHO VOTED FOR HIM STILL BACK HIM AND ARE STILL SET TO VOTE TRUMP AGAIN. PAUL HUNTER, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Adrienne: THE CBC’S “GO PUBLIC” TEAM HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING ONLINE BANKING FRAUD. THERE’S NO SHORTAGE OF STORIES THERE. MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE HAVE REACHED OUT, INCLUDING A B.C. MAN WHO HAD HIS BANK ACCOUNT HACKED AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS STOLEN. AS ERICA JOHNSON TELLS US, THERE ARE CALLS FOR BANKS TO TAKE MORE RESPONSIBILITY WHEN THEIR SYSTEMS ARE COMPROMISED.>>IT FELT SURREAL. I MEAN, YOU COULDN’T — NO ONE WAKES UP AND THINKS, HEY, THAT MONEY WILL BE TAKEN OUT OF MY BANK ACCOUNT.>>Reporter: LAST FEBRUARY, HACKERS TARGETED SUNJIT LIDHAR’S SAVINGS ACCOUNT, STOLE $3,000. WHILE HE WAS SORTING THINGS OUT STANDING INSIDE HIS BRANCH, THEY GRABBED $2,000 MORE.>>I DIDN’T FEEL SAFE AT ALL AND WONDERING WHAT I CAN DO NOW AND THE MONEY IS GONE AND NO ONE IS THERE TO HELP ME.>>Reporter: SCOTIABANK REFUSED TO REIMBURSE ITS CUSTOMER AND SAID THAT THE MONEY WAS TRANSFERRED FROM AN I.P. ADDRESS THAT LIDHAR HAD AN EXTENSIVE HISTORY WITH. THOUGH CYBERSECURITY ISSUES SAY THAT HACKERS CAN DO THAT. CYBER CRIMINALS TARGETING BANK ACCOUNTS ARE A GROWING THREAT, ACCORDING TO A SECURITY ADVISOR WITH AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF INVESTIGATORS.>>BANKS HAVE BEEN FIGHTING IT FOR A LONG TIME NOW AND IT HAS BEEN BECOMING INCREASINGLY CHALLENGING FOR THEM BECAUSE CRIMINALS ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY SOPHISTICATED.>>Reporter: SHE HELPED TO UNCOVER MALICIOUS SOFTWARE, RECENTLY SHUTDOWN, THAT TARGETED NORTH AMERICAN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, INCLUDING TWO CANADIAN BANKS, STEALING AN ESTIMATED $100 MILLION FROM CUSTOMERS. AS MORE BANK CUSTOMERS LOSE THEIR SAVINGS TO HACKERS, THIS PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCHER SAYS THAT IT’S NOT THEIR FAULT, THE BANK SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY.>>HOW DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO BLAME THE PEOPLE WHO ARE USING THE TOOL GIVEN TO THEM AND VICTIMIZED BY THE TOOL? WE DIDN’T BUILD IT AND TOLD TO USE IT, AND THE PERSON OR GROUPS OR ORGINISATIONS THAT BUILD THESE TOOLS HAVE TO ACCEPT LIABILITY FOR THEIR OWN FAILURES.>>Reporter: “GO PUBLIC” ASKED WHETHER THE BANKS WOULD CONSIDER PAYING OUT WHEN THEIR SYSTEMS ARE COMPROMISED. THEY WOULDN’T ADDRESS THE QUESTION AND SAYING THAT PROTECTING CUSTOMER ACCOUNTS IS THE BANK’S TOP PRIORITY. AFTER “GO PUBLIC” CONTACTED SCOTIABANK, IT REIMBURSED SUNJIT LIDHAR. ERICA JOHNSON, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Adrienne: AND IF YOU HAVE A STORY THAT YOU WANT INVESTIGATED, SEND US AN EMAIL AT [email protected]>>>SOME OF THE OTHER STORIES THAT WE’RE WATCHING TONIGHT… THE CANADIAN EMBASSY IN BEIRUT WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW BECAUSE OF THIS… THOSE ARE PROTESTS ACROSS LEBANON, THE LARGEST IN MORE THAN A DECADE. AND THEY WERE TRIGGERED BY NEWLY ANNOUNCED TAXES. AMONG THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS ARE A REAL SHOW OF UNITY IN A COUNTRY KNOWN FOR ITS SECTARIAN DIVISION. AND THE MASKS WERE LEGAL AND THE MARCHES THEMSELVES BANNED BUT FOR THE 20th STRAIGHT WEEKEND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF HONG KONGERS PEACEFULLY PROTESTED THE TERRITORY’S LEADERSHIP AND THE INFLUENCE OF BEIJING. AND THEN HARDLINE PROTESTERS SET FIRES, VANDALIZED A POLICE STATION AND SEVERAL PRO-CHINA BUSINESSES. AFTER NIGHTFALL POLICE ALSO DETONATED A SUSPECTED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE.>>A FURTHER DELAY WOULD BE BAD FOR THIS COUNTRY, BAD FOR OUR EUROPEAN UNION.>>Adrienne: BREXIT IS SUPPOSEDLY OCTOBER 31st, JUST DAYS AWAY — BUT SURPRISE, SURPRISE –>>(Speaker of the House): ORDER!>>Adrienne: IT MAY HAVE HIT A SNAG. IN A RARE SATURDAY SESSION, THE U.K. PARLIAMENT VOTED TO POSTPONE A DECISION ON BORIS JOHNSON’S CURRENT BREXIT DEAL.>>(Speaker of the House): THE AYES TO THE RIGHT, 322.>>Adrienne: THE REACTION FROM ANTI-BREXIT PROTESTERS OUTSIDE –>>(Speaker of the House): THE NOS TO THE LEFT, 306. [Cheers and Applause]>>Adrienne: ELATION. IN A SIGNED LETTER, JOHNSON TOLD THE E.U. THAT HE DIDN’T WANT ANOTHER EXTENSION. AND IN AN UNSIGNED LETTER HE GRUDGINGLY ASKED FOR ONE ANYWAY.>>THIS WILL DO A GREAT DEAL OF DAMAGE TO THE UNION.>>Adrienne: IF PARLIAMENT REJECTS HIS DIVORCE DEAL, THE E.U. IS EXPECTED TO GRANT THAT EXTENSION. MEANING THAT THIS WHOLE THREE-YEAR PURGATORY COULD CONTINUE FOR MONTHS LONGER.>>>NOW WE TURN TO ANITA BATHE WITH A BIG STORY IN CANADIAN SPORTS TONIGHT — DENIS SHAPOVALOV OF RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO, WON THE STOCKHOLM OPEN AND THAT’S A HUGE DEAL FOR HIM AND CANADIAN TENNIS.>>Reporter: IT’S END TO CANADA’S TENNIS DROUGHT AS SOME HAVE CALLED IT, ADRIENNE. DENIS SHAPOVALOV IS PULLING OFF A HUGE WIN AT THE STOCKHOLM OPEN, NOT ONLY IS IT HIS FIRST EVER A.T.P. TITLE, BUT HE’S ALSO THE FIRST CANADIAN MEN’S TOUR WINNER SINCE MILOS RAONIC SINCE FOUR YEARS AGO IN BRISBANE.>>WE HAVE BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD TO TRY TO LIFT THE TITLE, SO NOW WE’RE HERE. SO THANKS TO EVERYBODY.>>Reporter: SHAPOVALOV WAS SEEDED FOURTH AND CAPTURED THE OPEN WITH A STRAIGHT SETS WIN OVER THE SERBIAN FILIP KRAJINOVIC. IT’S PROVING THAT HE’S GOT A PLACE ALONGSIDE THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE WORLD. AND, OF COURSE, THE HOPE FOR THE 20-YEAR-OLD IS THAT THIS IS JUST THE FIRST OF MANY TITLES TO COME AND A LONG CAREER AHEAD. ADRIENNE?>>Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, THANKS ANITA.>>>COMING UP WE HAVE HEARD FROM THEM IN THE PAST SIX WEEKS — OUR UNDECIDED MILLENNIAL VOTERS GIVE US THEIR FINAL VOTES BEFORE HEADING TO THE POLLS TOMORROW. HAVE THEY DECIDED WHO GETS THEIR VOTE?>>I’M JAYME POISSON AND TOMORROW ON CBC’S DAILY NEWS PODCAST “FRONTBURNER” WE DIG THE SEASON AHEAD AND WE WILL DIG INTO THE NBA’S TENSION WITH CHINA. SUBSCRIBE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCAST. (*)>>Adrienne: WITH ELECTION DAY REALLY JUST HOURS AWAY NOW, LET’S CHECK BACK WITH SOME VOTERS THAT WE HAVE FOLLOWED THROUGHOUT THE CAMPAIGN. WE HAVE DONE THAT BECAUSE THEY BELONG TO A GROUP WHO COULD PROVE INFLUENTIAL AT THE POLLS. MILLENIALS MAKE UP THE BIGGEST VOTING BLOCK THIS TIME AROUND AND THESE FIVE STARTED OUT UNDECIDED. OVER THE WEEKS WE HAVE WATCHED THEM WEIGH THEIR OPTIONS AND TONIGHT THEY GIVE US THEIR FINAL IMPRESSIONS OF THE CAMPAIGN AND TELL US WHETHER THEY HAVE FINALLY DECIDED WHO WILL GET THEIR VOTE.>>ONCE AGAIN IT’S HARD TO PICK BETWEEN THE PARTIES WHEN NOBODY REALLY IS SHOWING US A WAY INTO THE FUTURE.>>I WAS STARTING TO SEE THAT PROGRESSIVE VOTE IS BEING SPLIT.>>THE ENDORSEMENTS, LIKE THE ENDORSEMENT BY OBAMA FOR TRUDEAU TRUDEAU.>>THIS IS EMILY.>>I AM SABAAH CHOUDHARY.>>I’M A VOTER IN VANCOUVER CENTRE.>>I AM VOTING FROM THE YUKON RIDING. AND IN THIS CAMPAIGN I THINK THAT MOST VOTERS GOT WHAT THEY NEEDED TO DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR.>>HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH A LOT OF MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO TRADITIONALLY WOULD USUALLY VOTE LIBERAL, ARE NOW SPLIT BETWEEN VOTING LIBERAL OR N.D.P. SO I THINK THAT’S GOING TO IMPACT THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION.>>FOR ME THAT MEANS THE DYNAMIC BETWEEN THE CONSERVATIVE AND THE LIBERALS BUT IT MAKES IT S MORE EXCITING.>>I’M TORN, DO I VOTE STRATEGICALLY TO HAVE A MORE PROGRESSIVE GOVERNMENT? OR DO I TAKE A CHANCE AND MAYBE GO FOR ANOTHER POLITICAL PARTY JUST TO TRY SOMETHING NEW?>>WE SHOULD ALL BE VOTING WITH OUR MINDS AND OUR HEARTS AND WHO WE REALLY WANT TO VOTE FOR. I DON’T THINK THAT STRATEGIC VOTING SHOULD BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION BECAUSE THAT UNDERMINES THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS.>>LET’S CHOOSE A LEADER TO STAND UP FOR US ON A WORLD STAGE AND MAKING US A GLOBAL LEADER IN MANY OF THE AREAS THAT WE HAVE THE POSSIBILITY TO DO SO.>>AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME I’M NO LONGER UNDECIDED AND I THINK THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS THE MOST QUALIFIED LEADER.>>I’M DEFINITELY STILL AN UNDECIDED VOTER AND I’M DEBATING BETWEEN THE LIBERALS AND THE N.D.P.>>I HAVE DECIDED WHO I’M GOING TO VOTE FOR AND I’LL VOTE FOR ANDREW SCHEER AND THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY.>>IT’S THE FIRST ELECTION THAT I HAVE EVER BEEN THROUGH WHERE, YOU KNOW, I’M STILL THIS UNDECIDED. THE FACT THAT I HAVEN’T TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF ADVANCED VOTING IS SHOCKING BECAUSE I LIKE TO GET OUT EARLY AND VOTE.>>I HAVEN’T MADE UP MY MIND THIS WEEK ON WHO I’D LIKE TO VOTE FOR. AND I’D LIKE TO KEEP IT TO MYSELF AND I URGE OTHER VOTERS TO GET OUT ON MONDAY. LET’S HAVE THE HIGHEST TURNOUT THAT WE’VE HAD TO MOVE CANADA IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.>>STARTING OUT THIS CAMPAIGN AS AN UNDECIDED VOTER I THINK DEFINITELY SURPRISED ME. I THINK THAT I WAS SURPRISED THAT I FOUND KIND OF LIKES IN ALL OF PARTY LEADERS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF JUSTIN TRUDEAU.>>I WILL SAY THAT I’M VERY INSPIRED BY JAGMEET SINGH. I THINK THAT HE’S GOING TO HAVE A BRIGHT FUTURE AND I’M EXCITED TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT FOR HIM.>>JAGMEET SINGH REALLY SHOWED HIMSELF TO ME TO BE A VERY LIKEABLE PERSON. HE SEEMS QUITE HONEST WHEN HE IS SPEAKING. HE SEEMS VERY GENUINE.>>WHEN IT CAME TO THIS ELECTION CAMPAIGN WHAT SURPRISED ME IS NO CLEAR-CUT LEADER WHEN IT CAME TO THE DEBATES. WHEN IT CAME TO THE POLICIES.>>AND AS FOR WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTION, I DON’T THINK THAT I CAN CONFIDENTLY SAY AT THIS POINT. I THINK IT’S DEFINITELY A BATTLE BETWEEN THE CONSERVATIVES AND THE LIBERALS.>>I AM PREDICTING A MINORITY LIBERAL GOVERNMENT WITH THE N.D.P.>>WE’LL PROBABLY HAVE A MINORITY GOVERNMENT AND WHO KNOWS HOW THAT MIGHT TURN OUT.>>AS WE HAVE SEEN IN THE PAST WITH MINORITY GOVERNMENTS THERE WILL LIKELY BE A RE-ELECTION IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS.>>I CURRENT PREDICT THAT WE’LL END UP WITH A 150-SEAT MINORITY GOVERNMENT. IT’S FOR EVERYBODY TO CHOOSE WHO THAT MINORITY WILL BE.>>Adrienne: OKAY, KEEPING IT PRIVATE. ULTIMATELY, VOTERS OF ALL AGES AND BACKGROUNDS WILL DECIDE THIS ELECTION, OF COURSE. WE HAVE BEEN SPEAKING WITH CANADIANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU. SO TONIGHT OUR VOTER VIGNETTE IS FROM RURAL SASKATCHEWAN. (*)>>I’M JIM. I LIVE IN ROSETOWN, SASKATCHEWAN. I HAVE BEEN FARMING HERE FOR 34 YEARS. I AM APPREHENSIVE BECAUSE ALL OF THE TALK, ESPECIALLY IN THE WEST HERE ABOUT SEPARATION AND THAT I’VE NEVER SEEN IT SO BAD. AND A LOT OF GUYS THAT I WOULD HAVE NEVER SUSPECTED ARE TALKING THAT WAY. MY MAIN CONCERN IS INTERNATIONAL TRADE WITH THIS CURRENT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT DOESN’T SEEM TO TAKE TOO SERIOUSLY. WHEN I LOOK AT THE CANDIDATES, I REALLY KIND OF WONDER IF THEY TRULY UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION FOR GRAIN FARMERS. AND I WOULD EXPECT SOME OF THEM TO REALLY TO GET THEMSELVES MORE IMMERSED AS, YOU KNOW, IT’S COST US $4 BILLION SO FAR. I VOTE BECAUSE I THINK THAT IT’S EVERY CITIZEN’S DUTY TO TAKE PART IN A DEMOCRATIC PROCESS.>>Adrienne: WHILE WE HAVE ALL BEEN FOCUSED ON THE TIGHT RACE BETWEEN POLITICAL PARTIES, EARLIER TODAY A COUPLE OF CANADIANS CROSSED A VERY DIFFERENT FINISH LINE AND THEIR VICTORY IS OUR “MOMENT.” THAT’S NEXT. (*)>>Adrienne: A TORONTO WATERFRONT MARATHON TODAY GAVE OUR COUNTRY TWO WINS TO CELEBRATE TONIGHT. THE TWO WERE THE TOP CANADIAN FEMALE AND MALE FINISHERS OF THE RACE AND THAT’S NOT ALL. BECAUSE OF THEIR RACES TODAY YOU’LL HEAR THEIR NAMES AGAIN BUT NEXT TIME IT WILL BE AT THE 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO. THEIR REACTION TO MAKING THE CUT TODAY IS OUR “MOMENT.”>>I THOUGHT THAT MAYBE I WOULDN’T MAKE IT TO THE END BECAUSE I WAS TRY STARTING TO FEEL FATIGUED AND HEAVY SO I NEVER THOUGHT THAT I HAD IT UNTIL I TURNED THAT LAST CORNER. [Cheers and Applause]>>I DON’T THINK THAT IT’S SUNK IN YET. LIKE I CAN’T BELIEVE IT. I’M OVERWHELMED, YEAH, I FEEL AMAZING.>>THIS RACE IS SO LONG. AND IT GETS SO EXHAUSTING TOWARDS THE END AND YOUR FORM BREAKS DOWN AND YOUR GLUTES AND HAMSTRINGS ARE TIGHTENING UP BUT YOU HAVE TO BE GRITTY AND YOU HAVE TO JUST REALLY WANT IT. [Cheers and Applause] IT’S AN AUTOMATIC QUALIFYING SPOT FOR TOKYO AND IF YOU GO UNDER THAT STANDARD OF 2:11:30, YOU’RE GOING.>>WAY TO GO, DUDE! HOLY SHIT!>>I GUESS THAT I GET TO BREAK A COUPLE PLATES TOMORROW AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.>>FANTASTIC!>>Adrienne: THAT IS AMAZING. SO MUCH RESPECT FOR THEM. THIS HAS BEEN AN AMAZING PERIOD FOR MARATHON NEWS. JUST LAST WEEK THE KENYAN BECAME THE FIRST PERSON TO EVER RUN A MARATHON UNDER TWO HOURS. IT TOOK HIM 1 HOUR AND 59 MINUTES AND 40 SECONDS. IT TAKES ME THAT LONG TO CONVINCE MYSELF TO GO FOR A RUN, SO PROPS TO ALL OF THEM.>>>THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR OCTOBER 20th. WE LEAVE YOU NOW WITH ANOTHER LOOK AT THE CBC NEWS ELECTION HEADQUARTER WHERE IS FINAL PREP IS UNDERWAY AHEAD OF TOMORROW’S SPECIAL THAT BEGINS AT 6:30 EASTERN. HERE’S TO A SMOOTH VOTING DAY TOMORROW.

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