The National for Sept. 24, 2019 — Trump Impeachment Talks, Boris Johnson, Climate Politics

The National for Sept. 24, 2019 — Trump Impeachment Talks, Boris Johnson, Climate Politics


(*)>>Adrienne: TONIGHT, DEMOCRATS THREATEN TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY.>>Andrew: AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY IS ON.>>NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW.>>Andrew: ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE OF POWER.>>President Donald Trump: IT’S A WITCH HUNT.>>Andrew: WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION JUST A YEAR AWAY.>>Adrienne: KEVIN O’LEARY’S WIFE IS CHARGED IN THAT DEADLY MUSKOKA BOAT CRASH.>>Andrew: AN AMBITIOUS CLIMATE PROMISE. BUT JUST HOW WOULD CANADA ACHIEVE IT?>>Adrienne: AND THE RAPTORS’ PRESIDENT’S OTHER SUCCESS STORY. HOW GOOD IS THIS DAY IN THE OFFICE?>>IT’S THE BEST DAY, THE BEST DAY EVER.>>Adrienne: HOW MASAI UJIRI AND BASKETBALL ARE CHANGING LIVES WITH “THE GIANTS OF AFRICA.”>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*)>>Andrew: THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAS LAUNCHED AN OFFICIAL IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY INTO THE CONDUCT OF DONALD TRUMP. AND WHATEVER PASSED FOR NORMAL IN WASHINGTON HAS NOW SCREECHED TO A HALT. PAUL HUNTER WALKS US THROUGH THIS MOMENT WHEN THE DEMOCRATS TAKE A HUGE POLITICAL GAMBLE TO TAKE DOWN A U.S. PRESIDENT.>>THE PRESIDENT MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW.>>Reporter: IT WAS A REMARKABLE, TRULY HISTORIC MOMENT, SET TO SPLIT AN ALREADY FIERCELY DIVIDED COUNTRY AND THREATEN THE PRESIDENCY OF DONALD TRUMP.>>TODAY I’M ANNOUNCING THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH AN OFFICIAL IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY.>>Reporter: NANCY PELOSI, THE TOP DEMOCRAT ON CAPITOL HILL, WAS BLUNT. TRUMP, SHE SAID, HAS BETRAYED HIS OATH OF OFFICE AND REPRESENTS A THREAT TO U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY.>>THE ACTIONS TAKEN TO DATE BY THE PRESIDENT HAVE SERIOUSLY VIOLATED THE CONSTITUTION.>>Reporter: IT’S ALL ABOUT WHAT TRUMP DID OR DID NOT SAY TO THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE THIS SUMMER. THE REPORTED ALLEGATION BY A WHISTLEBLOWER FROM U.S. INTELLIGENCE IS THAT TRUMP TRIED TO LEVERAGE U.S. AID TO UKRAINE TO PRESSURE THAT COUNTRY INTO DIGGING UP DIRT ON TRUMP’S RIVAL JOE BIDEN. INVITING FOREIGN INTERFERENCE INTO U.S. POLITICS IS A CLEAR VIOLATION OF U.S. LAW. TRUMP HAS ACKNOWLEDGED THAT HE HAD TALKS WITH UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT, BUT INSISTS THAT HE’S PUT NO PRESSURE ON THAT COUNTRY TO DO ANYTHING.>>President Donald Trump: I THINK THAT IT’S RIDICULOUS. IT’S A WITCH HUNT. I’M LEADING IN THE POLLS. THEY HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO STOP ME. THE ONLY WAY THEY CAN TRY IS THROUGH IMPEACHMENT.>>Reporter: REGARDLESS HOW HE FRAMES IT, IMPEACHMENT IT IS. AND TRUMP, WHO TONIGHT CALLED IT “PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT” BECOMES ONE OF JUST A HANDFUL OF U.S. PRESIDENTS EVER TO FACE SUCH A PROCESS. AND WHAT A PROCESS IT WILL BE IN THE RUN-UP TO THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. AS TRUMP DINED AT THE U.N. TODAY WITH UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT JUST A TABLE OR TWO AWAY, THE EXPECTATION IN WASHINGTON IS THAT IT’S ALL ABOUT TO TURN EVER MORE INTENSE. TOMORROW TRUMP WILL RELEASE A TRANSCRIPT OF ONE OF HIS CONVERSATIONS WITH UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT. INSISTING THAT IT WILL EXONERATE HIM. AND ON CAPITOL HILL, THE WHISTLEBLOWER WHO STARTED ALL OF THIS IS NOW TRYING TO MEET THIS WEEK DIRECTLY WITH LAWMAKERS AMID WORD THAT HIS REPORT MAY ALSO NOW BE SENT TO THEM.>>Andrew: SO, PAUL, TRUMP’S CRITICS HAVE BEEN PUSHING FOR IMPEACHMENT AT LEAST SINCE THE RELEASE OF THE MUELLER REPORT IN THE SPRING, SO WHY MOVE TO IMPEACH HIM NOW?>>Reporter: LOOK, NANCY PELOSI HAD RESISTED THIS STEP FOR A LONG TIME, NOT LEAST WENT THE THINKING BECAUSE THE POLLS SAY THAT FACT IS THAT MOST AMERICANS HAVE NO APPETITE FOR IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS RIGHT NOW. BUT LATELY MORE DEMOCRATS, EVEN WHERE TRUMP HAS SUPPORT, HAVE MOVED ONSIDE WITH IT. PELOSI ALSO BELIEVES THAT THESE ALLEGATIONS ARE EASY FOR PEOPLE TO GRASP, WITH THE KICKER THAT NONE OF THIS IS ABOUT STUFF SAID TO HAVE HAPPENED BEFORE HE WAS PRESIDENT. IT’S WHILE HE’S BEEN PRESIDENT. SO THERE’S BEEN PRESSURE THAT IF YOU DON’T CALL HIM OUT ON IT NOW, WHEN CAN YOU? YES, DEMOCRATS FEAR THAT IT WILL ALL BACKFIRE AND THAT SOMEHOW TRUMP WILL EMERGE STRONGER, BUT AS PELOSI SAID, TO PUT IT PRIVATELY TODAY, THIS IS THE MOMENT OF TRUTH FOR TRUMP AND TRUTH IS WHAT THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT. ANDREW?>>Andrew: OKAY, PAUL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>>NOW WHATEVER HAPPENS, IT WILL LIKELY HAPPEN FAST. HISTORICALLY THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS IN CONGRESS TAKES JUST A FEW MONTHS. SO HERE’S HOW IT BREAKS DOWN. FIRST, THE HOUSE CONDUCTS AN INVESTIGATION AND DRAWS UP WHAT ARE CALLED “THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT.” ESSENTIALLY, IT’S A LIST OF CHARGES THAT TRUMP WILL FACE. TO IMPEACH, THE HOUSE NEEDS A SIMPLE MAJORITY VOTE. BUT THAT’S JUST THE BEGINNING. BECAUSE AFTER THE SENATE HOLDS A TRIAL PRESIDED OVER BY THE U.S. CHIEF JUSTICE. TO ACTUALLY STRIP TRUMP OF OFFICE TWO-THIRDS OF THE SENATE WOULD HAVE TO BE ONSIDE AND KEEP IN MIND THAT PAST PRESIDENTS HAVE BEEN IMPEACHED, BUT THE NUMBER WHO HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN REMOVED BECAUSE OF IT? ZERO.>>Adrienne: SO THIS HAS BEEN A ROUGH DAY FOR SOME POWERFUL PEOPLE. TRUMP IS NOT THE ONLY LEADER WHOSE AUTHORITY IS BEING CHALLENGED. BRITAIN’S PRIME MINISTER WHO MET WITH TRUMP TODAY IS FACING CALLS FOR HIS RESIGNATION. THAT IS BECAUSE THE SUPREME COURT RULED THAT THE PRIME MINISTER BROKE THE LAW WHEN HE SUSPENDED PARLIAMENT AHEAD OF BREXIT. CAMERON MacINTOSH TELLS US WHAT HAPPENS NOW.>>Reporter: WAITING PATIENTLY IN THE RAIN FOR A RULING, MOST OF THESE DEMONSTRATORS WISHED FOR BUT FEW EXPECTED.>>THE DECISION TO ADVISE HER MAJESTY TO PROROGUE PARLIAMENT WAS UNLAWFUL.>>Reporter: THE U.K.’S TOP COURT RULING THAT THE PRIME MINISTER ACTED ILLEGALLY, SUSPENDING PARLIAMENT AND PREVENTING DEBATE OVER BREXIT. FOR THE REMAIN SIDE, A CRITICAL WIN.>>TODAY’S RULING CONFIRMS THAT WE ARE A NATION GOVERNED BY THE RULE OF LAW. LAWS THAT EVERYONE, EVEN THE PRIME MINISTER, IS NOT ABOVE.>>Reporter: A LEGAL RULING SETTING A POLITICAL PRECEDENT, DEFINING THE LIMITS OF PRIME MINISTERIAL POWER. STUNNING LEGAL EXPERTS.>>I’M JUST SPEECHLESS, ABSOLUTELY SPEECHLESS. NO ONE COULD HAVE SEEN THIS.>>Reporter: WITH THE SUPREME COURT RULING, THE FOCUS NOW HAS SHIFTED BACK ACROSS THAT SQUARE TO PARLIAMENT AND A BIG QUESTION — WHAT WILL BORIS JOHNSON TRY NEXT?>>WILL YOU RESIGN, SIR?>>Reporter: AN OCEAN AWAY IN NEW YORK, JOHNSON IGNORED QUESTIONS ABOUT RESIGNING. REMAINING ADAMANT THAT BREXIT WILL GO AHEAD, DEAL OR NO DEAL.>>WE IN THE U.K. WILL NOT BE DETERRED FROM GETTING ON AND DELIVERING ON THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE TO COME OUT OF THE E.U. ON OCTOBER 31st.>>THIS UNELECTED PRIME MINISTER SHOULD NOW RESIGN.>>[CHANTING]>>Reporter: WHILE THIS IS ENERGIZING THE OPPOSITION, THERE ARE CRACKS THERE TOO. JEREMY CORBYN’S LABOUR PARTY IS DEEPLY DIVIDED ON BREXIT. A PARLIAMENTARY ALLIANCE DETERMINED TO STOP A NO-DEAL BREXIT HAS NO CLEAR WAY FORWARD. BUT AT THE VERY LEAST, SAYS THIS M.P., RETURNING PARLIAMENT WILL KEEP JOHNSON IN CHECK.>>WE NEED TO BE THERE. WE NEED TO BE IN THE CHAMBER SCRUTINIZING AND HOLDING HIM TO ACCOUNT.>>Reporter: PARLIAMENT COMING BACK WITH JUST FIVE WEEKS TO FIND A SOLUTION TO BREXIT, SOMETHING THAT IT HASN’T BEEN ABLE TO DO FOR THREE YEARS. CAMERON MacINTOSH, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Adrienne: ALL RIGHT. SO LET’S TURN NOW TO THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL HERE IN CANADA.>>Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: THE CLIMATE CRISIS IS REAL AND PEOPLE ARE WAKING UP.>>Jagmeet Singh: THIS IS AN INVESTMENT IN OUR FUTURE.>>Adrienne: SO CLIMATE CHANGE WAS A BIG TOPIC TODAY WITH PROMISES FROM THE LIBERALS AND ALSO FROM THE NEW DEMOCRATS, WHILE THE CONSERVATIVES PROMISED HELP FOR SMALL BUSINESSES. SO LET’S START WITH THE ENVIRONMENT THEN, ROSIE.>>Rosemary: YEP, THE LIBERALS ARE PROMISING SOMETHING RATHER DRAMATIC. WITHIN 30 YEARS THEY NOW SAY THAT CANADA WILL ACHIEVE NET-ZERO EMISSIONS. THAT MEANS THAT CARBON EMISSIONS FROM INDUSTRY OR ANY ACTIVITY WOULD HAVE TO BE BALANCED OUT BY THE REMOVAL OF AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF CARBON BY PLANTING TREES, FOR INSTANCE, OR USING TECHNOLOGY TO CAPTURE AND TO STORE CARBON. JUSTIN TRUDEAU MADE HIS PITCH IN THE B.C. RIDING OF BURNABY SOUTH WHICH JUST HAPPENS TO BE THE RIDING OF HIS OPPONENT, JAGMEET SINGH. THAT’S JUST ONE POLITICAL CALCULATION ON AN ISSUE THAT THE LIBERALS WANT TO BE SEEN AS DEFINING. DAVID COCHRANE SHOWS US HOW.>>Reporter: IF THERE’S AN ISSUE THAT THE LIBERALS SAY THAT TRULY SEPARATES THEM FROM THE CONSERVATIVES, IT’S CLIMATE CHANGE. AND JUSTIN TRUDEAU WANTS EVERYONE TO KNOW IT.>>Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: CONSERVATIVES WANT TO BURY THEIR HEADS IN THE SAND, DENYING THE SCIENCE AND HOPING THAT OTHER COUNTRIES WILL STEP UP. THEY HAVE NO PLAN TO REDUCE EMISSIONS.>>Reporter: IT’S A BIG WEDGE AND A BIG PROMISE. A NET-ZERO ECONOMY BY 2050. IT COMES IN A WEEK WHEN MORE THAN 60 OTHER COUNTRIES MADE THE SAME PLEDGE AT A U.N. SUMMIT AND WHEN ON FRIDAY THAT A DETERMINED TEENAGER WILL BE IN MONTRÉAL TO SPEARHEAD A GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE. THE LIBERALS SAY THEY WILL LEGISTATE EMISSION REDUCTIONS BUT THERE’S NO PUBLIC PLAN BEYOND PAST MEASURES SUCH AS THE CARBON TAX. THE ONE NEW THING — A TAX CUT TO BOOST GREEN INNOVATION.>>Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: A RE-ELECTED LIBERAL GOVERNMENT WILL CUT CORPORATE TAX IN HALF FOR ZERO EMISSIONS CLEAN TECH COMPANIES.>>Andrew Scheer: ONE THING THAT WE HAVE SEEN WITH JUSTIN TRUDEAU OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS IS THAT HE’S A MASTER OF IMPROV, COMING UP WITH THINGS ON THE FLY.>>Reporter: THE CONSERVATIVES CALL THE PROMISE A DISTRACTION AND REFUSE TO MOVE BEYOND THE TARGETS IN THE PARIS AGREEMENT.>>Andrew Scheer: WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE TARGETS THAT WE SIGNED ON TO. THAT’S OUR PLAN.>>Reporter: AND THE GREENS DAMNED TRUDEAU’S PROMISE WITH FAINT PRAISE.>>IS IT PREFERABLE TO WHAT ANDREW SCHEER OFFERED? YOU BET. BUT IT’S NOT ANYWHERE FEAR WHAT IS REQUIRED.>>Jagmeet Singh: NO ONE BELIEVES THAT MR. TRUDEAU WILL FOLLOWTHROUGH ON THOSE COMMITMENTS.>>Reporter: JAGMEET SINGH ROLLED OUT PROPOSALS TO FINANCE GREEN ENERGY COMPANIES AND TO HELP PUBLIC TRANSIT TO GO ELECTRIC, WHILE HIS PARTY THREW SAID AT THE LIBERALS.>>Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: OF COURSE IT’S NOT PERFECT AND WE NEED TO DO MORE…>>Reporter: IT’S A PROBLEM THAT THE LIBERALS NOD TO IN THEIR LATEST AD, BUT DESPITE THE CONTRADICTION THEY SEE THIS AS A WINNING ISSUE. DAVID COCHRANE, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Rosemary: ALBERTA CLEARLY HAS A SERIOUS STAKE IN ANY FEDERAL POLICY ON GREENHOUSE GASES. CAROLYN DUNN FOUND OUT HOW THE WHOLE IDEA OF NET-ZERO EMISSIONS PLAYS OUT IN THE OILPATCH.>>Reporter: IN A PLACE WHERE THE ECONOMY AND JOBS DEPEND ON OIL AND GAS, EVEN THE MENTION OF NET-ZERO EMISSIONS CAN RAISE ANXIETY. BUT CANADIANS MAY NOT REALIZE THAT IT’S BEEN ON THE RADAR OF CORPORATE OIL AND GAS LONG BEFORE IT BECAME A CAMPAIGN PROMISE. TAKE MEG ENERGY, AN OIL SANDS PRODUCER, WHOSE C.E.O. REVEALED TO CBC NEWS THAT IT WILL HAVE A PILOT PROJECT TO SEQUESTER ITS GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS WITHIN TWO YEARS.>>WE’RE GOING TO FOCUS ON NET-ZERO EMISSIONS BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT IS THE ENDGAME AND THAT’S WHERE WE NEED TO GET TO AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. AND WE NEED TO DEMONSTRATE TO PEOPLE HOW WE ARE GOING TO DO THAT.>>Reporter: CANADA’S LARGEST OIL AND GAS PRODUCER, CANADIAN NATURAL, ALSO HAS A NET-ZERO EMISSIONS TARGET, BUT NO TIMELINE. BUT THE BULK OF ALBERTA’S OIL AND GAS COMPANIES, INCLUDING CENOVUS HAVE YET TO MAKE SUCH A COMMITMENT.>>IT’S A REALLY GOOD LAUDABLE ASPIRATIONAL GOAL. I THINK THAT RIGHT NOW THAT — THAT WOULD TAKE A GREAT DEAL OF INVESTMENT. AND IT CAN ONLY BE DONE IN THE CONTEXT OF A VIBRANT, GROWING OIL AND GAS SECTOR IN THIS PROVINCE.>>Reporter: ECONOMIST TREVOR TOMBE SAYS THAT THERE’S SIMPLY NOT ENOUGH DETAIL TO EVEN GUESS ABOUT HOW THE LIBERAL PROMISE WOULD IMPACT ALBERTA’S ECONOMY.>>THERE’S LOTS OF WAYS TO LOWER EMISSIONS AND SOME HIGH-COST WAYS AND SOME LOW-COST WAYS AND THAT’S WHERE I THINK OUR ATTENTION SHOULD BE IN TERMS OF ACTUAL POLICY THAT WE IMPLEMENT.>>Reporter: CAROLYN DUNN, CBC NEWS, CALGARY.>>Rosemary: BACK ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, THE CONSERVATIVES TODAY FOCUSED ON SMALL BUSINESSES, PROMISING TO REVERSE SOME OF THOSE CONTROVERSIAL CHANGES THAT THE LIBERALS MADE TO HOW THEY ARE TAXED. AND ONE OF THOSE PROMISES MAY SOUND RATHER FAMILIAR.>>Andrew Scheer: WITH LOWER TAXES, WITH LESS RED TAPE AND WITH A SERIES OF MEASURES TO PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKETS.>>Rosemary: ANDREW SCHEER IS PROMISING TO SLASH RED TAPE TODAY.>>OUR GOVERNMENT WILL ALWAYS CHOOSE JOBS AND GROWTH OVER TAXES AND RED TAPE.>>Rosemary: AND STEPHEN HARPER IS PROMISING THE SAME IN 2015, BUT IT’S NOT JUST THAT. BUT SCHEER HAS BORROWED FROM HARPER’S ECONOMIC PLAYBOOK WITH PROMISES LIKE THE CHILDREN’S FITNESS AND ART TAX CREDIT. HE PROMISED TO REDUCE WAIT TIMES IN HOSPITALS. AND RECYCLED THIS ONE…>>Andrew Scheer: IT’S ALSO GOING TO MAKE IT ALSO MORE ATTRACTIVE TO USE PUBLIC TRANSIT RATHER THAN TAKING CARS.>>THIS IS AN INCENTIVE TO ENCOURAGE MORE PEOPLE TO TAKE PUBLIC TRANSIT AND MEANING FEWER CARS ON THE ROAD.>>Rosemary: A TAX CUT THAT HAS BEEN PROVEN DOES NOT ACTUALLY INCREASE OF PUBLIC TRANSIT IN A SIGNIFICANT WAY. SO IF YOU’RE TRYING TO DRAW A DISTINCTION BETWEEN YOURSELF AND THE GUY WHO CAME BEFORE YOU, WHY LEAN SO HEAVILY ON POLICIES THAT HE ALSO PUT IN PLACE?>>Andrew Scheer: OUR FAMILY-FRIENDLY TAX CREDITS FOR FITNESS AND ARTS AND LEARNING.>>Rosemary: WELL, IN PART BECAUSE THE CONSERVATIVES KNOW THEY WORK. AND THAT CANADIANS SHOULD HAVE MORE OF THEIR OWN MONEY TO MAKE THEIR OWN CHOICES.>>SO THEY ARE ENTITLED TO CLAIM THE CHILDREN’S FITNESS TAX CREDIT AND THE CHILDREN’S ARTS TAX CREDIT.>>Rosemary: BUT ALSO THAT HARPER WAS IN POWER FOR NEARLY A DECADE, A SIGN THAT THESE MEASURES ARE ATTRACTIVE FOR MANY CANADIANS. THE QUESTION FOR SCHEER IS WHETHER THEY WILL WORK FOR HIM. ONE LAST DEVELOPMENT FROM THE CAMPAIGN TONIGHT. WE ARE TOLD THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND JAGMEET SINGH DID FINALLY SPEAK ON THE PHONE THIS EVENING ABOUT THOSE IMAGES THAT SURFACED LAST WEEK OF TRUDEAU IN BROWN AND BLACKFACE. BOTH THE LIBERALS AND THE N.D.P. SAY THAT THE CALL WAS A PRIVATE CONVERSATION AND THAT’S ALL WE KNOW. AND THAT IS IT FROM OTTAWA. BACK TO TORONTO.>>Andrew: OKAY, AND TO A MAJOR DEVELOPMENT TODAY IN A STORY INVOLVING TV PERSONALITY KEVIN O’LEARY. HIS WIFE HAS BEEN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH A DEADLY BOAT CRASH LAST MONTH IN ONTARIO’S COTTAGE COUNTRY. SO TOO HAS THE OPERATOR OF THE OTHER BOAT INVOLVED. THOMAS DAIGLE WENT TO MUSKOKA TODAY.>>Reporter: THE O’LEARYS’ PLUSH COTTAGE IN MUSKOKA SITS ON THE LAKE WHERE A MONTH AGO THAT TWO BOATS CRASHED LATE AT NIGHT. TWO PEOPLE DIED AND ANOTHER THREE WERE INJURED. TODAY KEVIN O’LEARY’S WIFE, LINDA, WAS CHARGED WITH CARELESS OPERATION OF A VESSEL.>>OUR INVESTIGATION CONFIRMED THAT IT WAS A CARELESS OPERATION, AND THAT’S THE REASON THAT THOSE CHARGES WERE BROUGHT FORWARD.>>Reporter: THE CRASH OCCURRED STRAIGHT OUT THERE ON LAKE JOSEPH. THE O’LEARYS MAINTAINED THAT THE OTHER BOAT WAS BEING OPERATED WITH ITS LIGHTS OFF ON A DARK NIGHT. TODAY LINDA O’LEARY’S LAWYER TOLD CBC THAT SHE IS A CAUTIOUS AND AN EXPERIENCED BOATER.>>SHE IS GRIEF STRICKEN THAT THERE WAS A LOSS OF LIFE AND AN INCIDENT WHERE SHE WAS INVOLVED. AT THE SAME TIME SHE’S RECUPERATING FROM AN INJURY THAT SHE SUSTAINED AT THE TIME WHICH REQUIRED SURGERY ON HER FOOT.>>Reporter: THE OTHER BOAT WAS CARRYING TWO PEOPLE WHO DIED. THE OPERATOR OF THAT CRAFT HAS BEEN CHARGED FOR, QUOTE, “FAILING TO EXHIBIT NAVIGATION LIGHT WHILE UNDERWAY.” HE FACES A FINE. NO ONE IS CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH THE TWO DEATHS. IN FACT, LINDA O’LEARY IS CHARGED UNDER CANADA’S SHIPPING ACT, NOT THE CRIMINAL CODE. THAT SIGNALS THAT INVESTIGATORS MAY NOT SUSPECT CRIMINAL INTENT, ACCORDING TO THIS LAWYER WHO IS MONITORING THE CASE.>>IF IT’S MORE IN THE MANNER OF INADVERTENT, THEY MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET A CONVICTION UNDERNEATH THE SHIPPING ACT.>>Reporter: LINDA O’LEARY’S COURT DATE IS SET FOR OCTOBER 29th. THE CASE GOES TO TRIAL AND IT MAY UNCOVER ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS STILL HANGING OVER THAT DEADLY NIGHT. THOMAS DAIGLE, CBC NEWS, ONTARIO.>>Andrew: NOW IF CONVICTED, POLICE SAY THAT LINDA O’LEARY COULD FACE A $1 MILLION FINE AND 18 MONTHS IN PRISON. BUT HER LAWYER DISPUTES THAT, SAYING BECAUSE SHE WAS DRIVING A PLEASURE CRAFT THAT THE MAXIMUM PENALTY WOULD BE $10,000 AND NO JAILTIME.>>Adrienne: MORE NEWS AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL,” INCLUDING SERIOUS QUESTIONS ABOUT SERIOUS HONOURARY CONSULS SERVING HERE IN CANADA.>>Andrew: PLUS THE MASSIVE SINKHOLE LURKING BENEATH A HIGHWAY. EXPERTS SAY THAT IT COULD BE DISASTROUS.>>Adrienne: AND LATER EXCLUSIVE ACCESS INSIDE OF MASAI UJIRI’S BASKETBALL CAMP Q THE GIANTS OF AFRICA.”>>YOU GUYS HAVE TO MAKE THE COUNTRY BETTER.>>Adrienne: YOU WILL SEE WHAT HIS PASSION PROJECT MEANS FOR THE KIDS ON THAT>>Adrienne: WELCOME BACK. CANADA’S FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER IS PROMISING SWIFT ACTION AFTER A STRONG SUPPORTER OF SYRIAN DICTATOR BASHAR al-ASSAD WAS APPROVED FOR A HONOURARY CONSUL IN MONTRÉAL. CHRYSTIA FREELAND SAID THAT SHEONSUL IN MO
NTRÉAL. CHRYSTIA FREELAND SAID THAT SHE DID NOT KNOW ABOUT IT, BUT AS KATIE SIMPSON TELLS US, SOME CALL THIS APPOINTMENT REALLY DANGEROUS.>>Reporter: INSIDE OF CANADA’S SYRIAN COMMUNITY THERE IS FEAR THAT MEMBERS WILL NO LONGER BE OUT OF REACH OF DICTATOR BASHAR al-ASSAD,>>AND IT’S GOING TO BE SO DANGEROUS FOR ALL OF THE SYRIANS.>>Reporter: HE IS RASEEM RAMLI, NOMINATED AS HONOURARY CONSULAR IN MONTRÉAL. RAMLI IS KNOWN FOR DRIVING AROUND THE CITY WITH ASSAD’S FACE ON THE SIDE OF HIS CAR. IT WOULD ALLOW HIM TO MAKE DECISIONS FOR THOUSANDS OF SYRIANS IN CANADA ON DOCUMENTATION AND CONSULAR SUPPORT.>>The Hon. Chyrstia Freeland: THIS SITUATION IS UNACCEPTABLE.>>Reporter: THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER BLAMES RAMLI’S APPOINTMENT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT SHE WAS TOLD ABOUT AND SUGGESTING THAT THERE’S A VETTING PROGRAMME SINCE RAMLI’S VIEWS ARE EASILY FOUND ONLINE. HE CLAIMS THAT MEMBERS OF THE WHITE HELMET, VOLUNTEERS CREDITED WITH RESCUING SYRIANS WHILE DOCUMENTING ATROCITIES ARE AL QAEDA TERRORISTS. AN UNTRUE AND OFFENSIVE CLAIM TO CHRYSTIA FREELAND WHO HAD A ORGANIZED RESCUE OF 250 WHITE HELMETS LAST SUMMER.>>I’M HERE TO DO THINGS IN A NEUTRAL WAY.>>Reporter: RAMLI SAID THAT HE HAD NO CONTACT WITH GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA DIRECTLY ABOUT HIS APPOINTMENT. HE ALSO SAYS THAT HE MET LIBERAL LEADER JUSTIN TRUDEAU AT A FUNDRAISER THIS SUMMER BUT IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HIS APPROVAL.>>I AM HOPING THAT THIS IS NOT GOING TO BECOME A THING OF TRYING TO CREATE A CONSPIRACY THEORY.>>Reporter: THE CONSERVATIVES WANT ANSWERS FROM FREELAND.>>Andrew Scheer: THIS INDIVIDUAL SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN APPOINTED IN THE FIRST PLACE.>>Reporter: RAMLI IS SUPPOSED TO START THIS JOB ON OCTOBER 1st BUT CANADA IS EXPECTED TO PULL ITS APPROVAL FOR HIS APPOINTMENT BEFORE THEN. KATIE SIMPSON, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Andrew: SOME OF THE OTHER STORIES THAT WE’RE FOLLOWING TONIGHT…>>>BRITISH COLUMBIA HAS WON A TEMPORARY INJUNCTION AGAINST ALBERTA’S SO-CALLED TURN OFF THE TAPS LEGISLATION.>>WE’RE GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT AND IF WE NEED TO MAKE AMENDMENTS TO ADDRESS THE CONCERNS RAISED BY THE COURT, WE WILL DO SO.>>Andrew: BILL 12 WOULD RESTRICT THE FLOW OF OIL FROM ALBERTA TO THE WEST COAST. IT WAS SEEN AS A WAY TO PUT PRESSURE ON B.C. TO STOP FIGHTING THE TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE EXPANSION. THE FEDERAL COURT, HOWEVER, SAID THAT THE PROPOSED LEGISLATION COULD CAUSE IRREPARABLE HARM TO B.C. RESIDENTS. TODAY’S RULING PREVENTS THE ALBERTA GOVERNMENT FROM USING THE LAW UNTIL A COURT RULES ON WHETHER IT’S CONSTITUTIONAL.>>>AND STREETS ARE STILL DRYING IN CHARLOTTETOWN AFTER FLOODING THIS MORNING. 50 MILLIMETRES OF RAIN FELL AND CHOKING DRAINS WITH DEBRIS LEFT BEHIND BY POST-TROPICAL STORM DORIAN. CREWS WERE DEPLOYED TO CLEAR THOSE BLOCKAGES BUT THERE’S MORE HEAVY RAIN IN THE FORECAST ACROSS THE PROVINCE AND A RAINFALL WARNING STILL IN EFFECT.>>Adrienne: UP NEXT, WE VISIT MASAI UJIRI IN TANZANIA WHERE HE TOOK THE HEFT OF THE NBA TO INSPIRE AND EMPOWER.>>I GUARANTEE YOU THAT ONE OF THOSE KIDS THERE IS GOING TO BECOME SOMETHING BIG.>>Adrienne: IN THAT SCHOOL?>>YES, FROM THAT SCHOOL, GUARANTEED.>>Adrienne: EXCLUSIVE ACCESS WITH “THE GIAN (*) [Cheers and Applause]>>Adrienne: WELL, AFTER A THRILLING BUT EXHAUSTING NBA SEASON, YOU MIGHT THINK THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE TORONTO RAPTORS WOULD TAKE A LITTLE DOWNTIME, BUT THERE’S NO OFF-SEASON FOR MASAI UJIRI. AS YOU HEARD IN OUR INTERVIEW LAST NIGHT, HE SAVES HIS SPARE TIME FOR HIS PASSION PROJECT. UJIRI WAS RAISED IN NIGERIA AND IN THE SUMMER HE RETURNS TO THE CONTINENT, TAKING WITH HIM A SERIES OF BASKETBALL CAMPS. HIS “GIANTS OF AFRICA” PROGRAMME HOLDS A SPECIAL PLACE IN THAT MAN’S HEART FOR WHAT IT DOES, WHAT IT GIVES, WHAT IT LEAVES BEHIND. SO TONIGHT WE BRING YOU AN EXCLUSIVE INSIDE LOOK. (*) [CHANTS]>>YOU LOOK AT THE TORONTO RAPTORS AND I LOOK AT KAWHI AND I LOOKED AT COACH NURSE AND EVERYBODY WORKING TOGETHER, OKAY? FOR ONE GOAL — TO WIN. AND THAT’S HOW WE SHOULD WORK IN OUR COUNTRIES. ONE GOAL — TO WIN. AND YOU GUYS HAVE TO DO THAT. YOU GUYS HAVE TO MAKE THE COUNTRY BETTER. EVERYBODY UNDERSTAND?>>YES, COACH!>>Adrienne: THE PIED PIPER HAS CALLED THEM OFF. CALLED THEM ALL. THIS IS TANZANIA, AND THEY ARE THE EAGER AND NERVOUS NEW FACES OF THE “GIANTS OF AFRICA” BASKETBALL CAMP. WHAT DOES DRIVE LOOK LIKE HERE? IT LOOKS LIKE 6’7″, 15-YEAR-OLD FREDDY DETETE. THE SMILE OF A KID HANGING ON THE SLIMMEST OF CHANCES THAT HE’S GOOD ENOUGH TO BE NOTICED. HE NEEDS THAT, FREDDY IS AN ORPHAN, HE’S NOT IN SCHOOL. JOSEPH PETERS THERE IN THE MIAMI SHIRT ISN’T IN SCHOOL EITHER. IT’S TOO EXPENSIVE. SO TO GET NEW GEAR IS HUGE.>>WHAT’S ON YOUR SOCKS?>>THIS ONE IS MY PICTURE.>>Adrienne: HAS PRIZED POSSESSION UNTIL NOW A PAIR OF WELL-LOVED SOCKS WITH HIS OWN FACE ON THEM.>>ALL RIGHT, YOU’RE GOING TO GET TO KNOW ALL OF US THROUGH CAMP. YOU ARE GOING TO GIVE YOUR FIRST NAME, THE COUNTRY THAT YOU’RE FROM AND WE GIVE TWO CLAPS. HERE WE GO.>>Adrienne: ON A CONTINENT DOMINATED BY SOCCER, THIS IS AN ODDITY, AND THAT’S THE POINT. ALL THOSE COACHES, SOME OF THE NBA AND WNBA’S FINEST…>>TWO CLAPS! TWO CLAPS! TWO CLAPS! TWO CLAPS!>>Adrienne: THEY’RE HERE TO PUSH A WHOLE GENERATION TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND TO GET GOOD AT IT.>>HERE WE GO. NOW, WE’RE GOING TO START PLAYING SOME BASKETBALL RIGHT AWAY. WHEN YOU PLAY BASKETBALL YOU HAVE TO DRIBBLE THAT ROCK AND GET REALLY GOOD, POP, POP, POP.>>Adrienne: TO LET BASKETBALL BE THEIR PASSPORT TO THE FUTURE.>>BRING IT IN! BRING IT IN! BRING IT IN! BRING IT IN! BRING IT IN! ONE SLAP. TWO SLAPS, TWO SLAPS. ONE SLAP. TWO SLAPS. NO SLAPS. OH, YEAH. OH, YEAH. OH, YEAH.>>MAN, I AM TIRED. I AM EXHAUSTED.>>YOUR FLIGHT WAS DELAYED?>>THEY KEPT ME IN IMMIGRATION, THAT’S ALL.>>Adrienne: NO KIDDING THAT MASAI UJIRI IS EXHAUSTED.>>HI.>>Adrienne: THIS CAMP IS THE CREATION OF THE RAPTORS’ PRESIDENT. HE’S BEEN RUNNING IT FOR YEARS AND THIS SUMMER CROSSED THE CONTINENT WITH IT. RWANDA, SO PALLIA, CAMEROON, SOUTH SUDAN. EVERYWHERE EVANGELIZING THE LESSONS OF SPORTS, OF HIS SPORT.>>IF THEY ASK ME WHAT’S YOUR NAME… I SAY THAT MY NAME IS MASAI UJIRI AND I’M FROM NIGERIA. YEAH? WHAT IS YOUR NAME?>>[indiscernible]>>YES. WHAT IS YOUR NAME? THE WAY THAT YOU’RE SITTING ALREADY YOU’RE NOT TELLING ME YOUR NAME PROPERLY. TELL ME YOUR NAME. THEY CAN’T HEAR YOU. TELL ME YOUR NAME. OKAY, GOOD. YOU NEED TO BE CONFIDENT WITH YOURSELVES.>>Adrienne: THERE IS A FIERCENESS HERE AND A LOYALTY.>>WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TEAM?>>[indiscernible] [laughter]>>RIGHT HERE, YES, YOU, WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TEAM?>>GOLDEN STATE.>>GOLDEN STATE? [laughter] HEY, THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS IF YOU COME TO THE CAMP, YOUR FAVOURITE TEAM IS THE TORONTO RAPTORS.>>YES!>>Adrienne: THERE IS HEFT AT THIS CAMP. MASAI HAS BROUGHT ALONG A GLOBAL SCOUT FOR THE RAPTORS.>>YOU WILL TAKE YOUR SKILLS HOME, PRACTISE THEM AND SHARE THEM WITH YOUR TEAMMATES. MY MAN, COME ON UP.>>Adrienne: AND THE HEAD COACH OF THE RAPTORS G-LEAGUE AFFILIATE TEAM.>>ONCE YOU HEAR THE RHYTHM GOING YOU SHOW IT TO US. YOU READY? [CLAPPING]>>YES! YES!>>Adrienne: BOTH BORN ON THE CONTINENT AS WAS ALMOST EVERY OTHER COACH HERE.>>TWO CLAPS…>>MANY OF US HAVE REACHED OUR DREAMS THIS PAST SEASON. AND I THINK WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT IS THAT THE KIDS SEE THAT REPRESENTED WHEN WE INTRODUCE OURSELVES AND WE SAY I’M THE COACH FROM SWAZILAND AND I’M THE COACH FROM NIGERIA. THAT MEANS SOMETHING BECAUSE IT’S THE COACHES IN FRONT OF THEM THAT THEY VIEW AS A WESTERNER BUT REALLY WE’RE FROM HERE AS WELL.>>Adrienne: REPRESENTATION IS FUNDAMENTAL TO THE CAMP. SO THERE’S ALWAYS A THOUGHT TO INTRODUCE THE KIDS TO THE STARS IN THEIR MIDST.>>YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE MOST OF THIS AND PAY ATTENTION TO EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEEN SAID TO YOU.>>Adrienne: AND SO 7’3″ TANZANIAN HASHEEM THABEET, THE ONLY PERSON FROM EAST AFRICA TO EVER PLAY IN THE NBA. THE LIFE THAT HE HAS IS JOSEPH’S BIGGEST DREAM. SO HE GETS AS CLOSE AS HE CAN, WHICH IS NOT REALLY THAT CLOSE. (*) AND THERE’S THE HOPE AND THE HEARTBREAK OF THIS CAMP. BOTH FREDDY AND JOSEPH KNOW THEY WILL GET THREE INTENSIVE DAYS OF EXPOSURE TO THE SPORT’S VERY BEST.>>IF I’M RIGHT ABOUT HERE AND I WANT TO BECOME THE NEXT AFRICAN PLAYER…>>Adrienne: AND THEN AS FAST AS THEY CAME, THE GIANTS WILL BE GONE. SO HOW DO YOU MEASURE SUCCESS OF A PROGRAMME LIKE THIS, ASIDE FROM THE LOOKS ON SOME OF THESE FACES? THE FACT IS THAT NONE OF THE CAMPERS IN “THE GIANTS OF AFRICA” HAVE EVER MADE IT TO THE NBA OR THE WNBA BUT AT LEAST 150 OF THEM HAVE GONE ON TO GET BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIPS AT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AROUND THE WORLD. MOST OF THEM TO THE UNITED STATES. THOSE SCHOLARSHIPS MEAN GOOD EDUCATIONS, WHICH MEAN GOOD JOBS. WHICH MEANS DOORS OPEN BY BASKETBALL FOR A LOT OF KIDS THAT OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE STAYED TOTALLY CLOSED. (*) FREDDY, NUMBER 61 THERE, STILL NEEDS TO WORK ON HIS SKILLS. JOSEPH THOUGH IS A STANDOUT. HE’S FAST AND CONFIDENT, BUT THAT MIGHT NOT BE ENOUGH. WHAT DID THEY SAY TO YOU TODAY THAT REALLY STICKS IN YOUR HEAD?>>YOU PLAY SMART AND YOU NEED TO GO TO SCHOOL, YEAH. I HAVE NOT BEEN GOING TO SCHOOL. [indiscernible]>>Adrienne: NOT GOING TO SCHOOL ISN’T JUST JOSEPH’S PROBLEM, IT’S TANZANIA’S. THE COSTS CAN BE OUT OF REACH FOR A LOT OF KIDS AND THAT’S WHEN DREAMS CAN DIE. SO, JOSEPH, TELL ME ABOUT SCHOOL. WHEN DID YOU STOP GOING TO SCHOOL?>>IT’S BEEN 14 YEARS.>>Adrienne: THAT WAS YEARS AGO AND NOW HE’S HAD TOO MUCH TIME TO THINK OF WHAT HE’S LOST. ONCE HE HAD A HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP TO UGANDA, BUT AFTER AN INJURY HE WAS DUMPED. NOW HE PLAYS ANYWHERE THAT HE CAN.>>I WILL COME BACK.>>Adrienne: HIS BODY HAS HEALED, BUT THAT SPIRIT HAS NOT. WHY DOES IT MAKE YOU SAD?>>BASKETBALL IS NOT EASY. YOU PLAY… YOU PLAY ALL THE TIME.>>Adrienne: NOTHING EVER SEEMS TO COME OF IT. THIS IS A KID WHO FEELS TRAPPED. THERE’S BOTH NEED AND POTENTIAL EVERYWHERE.>>WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE NBA TEAM? HEY, TORONTO EVERYWHERE.>>Adrienne: MOMENTARILY LEAVING THE CAMP BEHIND, MASAI HEADS AN HOUR OUT TO A RURAL SCHOOL AND ITS DUSTY CLAY COURT FULL OF KIDS WHO SEEM SO FAMILIAR.>>I WENT TO A SECONDARY SCHOOL JUST LIKE THIS IN NORTHERN NIGERIA. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE YOU GROW UP. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE YOU GO TO SCHOOL. YOU CAN BECOME SOMETHING. SO WHAT I’M TRYING TO TELL YOU IS THAT IF MY DUMB ASS CAN DO IT, YOU GUYS CAN DO IT EVEN BETTER. [Applause]>>Adrienne: MASAI NEVER MADE IT TO THE NBA AS A PLAYER. HE FOUND ANOTHER WAY AND NEEDS THEM TO SEE OPTIONS TOO. AND DON’T THINK THAT HE’S RESTING ON HIS LAURELS.>>EVERYBODY TELLS ME THAT I’M THE FIRST PRESIDENT IN ALL OF SPORTS FROM AFRICA. IF I’M THE ONLY ONE, IT’S A FAILURE. BUT IF I BRING OTHERS ALONG AND ONE DAY I CAN SAY THAT THERE’S MANY MORE, THAT MEANS THAT IT WAS A SUCCESS. [Applause] (*)>>I GUARANTEE YOU THAT ONE OF THOSE KIDS THERE IS GOING TO BECOME SOMETHING BIG.>>Interview: FROM THAT SCHOOL?>>FROM THAT SCHOOL, GUARANTEED. THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT. THAT’S WHAT I WANT TO HAVE IT TO BE ALL ABOUT.>>Adrienne: AND THERE ARE NOTICEABLE CHANGES. ON THE LAST DAY WE CATCH A GLIMPSE OF FREDDY FINDING HIS VOICE.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Adrienne: HE’S 15 AND SHY BUT BEHAVING LIKE THE LEADER.>>GOOD JOB.>>Adrienne: AND DON’T THINK THAT ISN’T SEEN BY THE COACHES. COME TIME TO ANNOUNCE A COVETED SPOT IN THE ALL-STAR TEAM, GUESS WHO GETS CALLED.>>THIS IS MY DREAM COME TRUE.>>Adrienne: NOT JUST HIS DREAMS, JOSEPH GETS THE CALL TOO. NUMBER 11, ITS HIM FLYING DOWN THE COURT. [Applause] AND THEN BEFORE HIS NEW RAUCOUS PALS HE PLAYS TO WIN, AND THEY ALL NOTICE. [Applause] IN THE LAST MOMENTS OF THE CAMP AN M.V.P. IS CHOSEN AND LOOK WHO IT IS. JOSEPH IS ONE OF THE SMALLEST PLAYERS HERE BUT HE SHINES.>>A CHAMPION. A CHAMPION. [Applause]>>Adrienne: AS THRILLED AS HIS PALS AND COACHES ARE, HIS FACE SAYS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. HE’S SERIOUS AND A BIT CRUSHED. THE CAMP IS MINUTES FROM ENDING AND THE COACHES ARE ABOUT TO GO HOME, BUT HE’LL STAY PUT. [Applause] WE ASKED WHAT HE WOULD DO NEXT — JUST WORK HARDER, HE SAID. HE NEEDS A BREAK, BUT DON’T COUNT HIM OUT.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Adrienne: DON’T COUNT ANY OF THEM OUT. THAT FAITH IS MASAI’S FUEL. HOW GOOD IS THIS DAY IN THE OFFICE?>>IT’S THE BEST DAY, THE BEST DAY EVER.>>Adrienne: WELL, MAYBE NOT THE BEST DAY EVER.>>YEAH, THE BEST DAY EVER WAS AT GOLDEN STATE.>>Adrienne: HE’S NOT BUILDING SCHOOLS OR DRILLING WELLS FOR WATER, THE GIANTS OF AFRICA IS A SEED, THAT IT GROWS IS NOW UP TO THEM.>>I’M A GIANT!>>I’M A LEADER!>>I’M A LEADER!>>ONE TWO THREE…>>I’M A LEADER!>>Andrew: WOW. ADRIENNE, SUCH A POWERFUL STORY. AND TO BE PART OF THAT CAMP, I MEAN, THAT’S AN INTENSE EXPERIENCE.>>Adrienne: IT’S TOTALLY INTENSE. FOR THE KIDS AND FOR THE COACHES THEY ALL SORT OF LEAVE AFTER THOSE FEW DAYS WONDERING WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN TO EVERYONE. YOU LOOK AT A KID LIKE JOSEPH AND WE HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH, YOU KNOW, ONLINE FOR A WHILE NOW. HE’S STILL NOT IN SCHOOL. HE REALLY WANTS TO GO. BUT HE’S STILL SORT OF WAITING FOR HIS MOMENT AND HE’S GOING TO TRY. AND YOU SAW BRIEFLY THERE HASHEEM THABEET, THAT 7’3″ AMAZING PLAYER. HE IS THIS VERY WEEK WORKING OUT WITH THE NEW YORK KNICKS. SO THERE’S A WHOLE BUNCH OF KIDS IN TANZANIA WHO ARE CROSSING THEIR FINGERS AND JUST LOOKING UP TO HIM AND HOPING THAT HE GETS TO PLAY.>>Andrew: SUCH A COOL STORY. TIME FOR A QUICK BREAK. STAY WITH US.>>>UP NEXT, THE FIGHT FOR YOUR STREAMING SUBSCRIPTION. TWO MAJOR COMPETITORS ABOUT TO ENTER CANADA AND YOU >>Andrew: YOU WILL SOON HAVE MORE OPTIONS FOR TV BINGE WATCHING. DISNEY AND APPLE ARE BOTH LAUNCHING NEW STREAMING SERVICES BUT THOSE COMPANIES AND OTHERS ARE NOW PULLING THEIR CONTENT FROM NETFLIX. DIANNE BUCKNER LOOKS AT WHAT IT ALL MEANS FOR THE COMPANY THAT STARTED THE STREAMING TREND.>>>WHAT DO YOU GUYS WANT TO WATCH?>>Reporter: RUSSELL AND JESSICA GALLOWS-CRONIC AND THEIR KIDS WATCH NETFLIX ALMOST EVERY SINGLE DAY.>>IT’S PROBABLY EMBARRASSING, BUT, YES.>>Reporter: THEY SIGNED UP AS SOON AS THE SERVICE CAME TO CANADA ALMOST 10 YEARS AGO.>>EVERY SINGLE CHANGE IS NOW.>>Reporter: NOW THEY WANT TO BE AMONG THE FIRST TO SIGN UP FOR DISNEY PLUS, SET TO LAUNCH IN CANADA IN NOVEMBER.>>WHAT’S NEXT?>>THE FUTURE.>>Reporter: THE $90 ANNUAL FEE WASN’T AN ISSUE.>>THAT’S ABOUT THE COST TO GO TO THE MOVIES. AS A FAMILY OF SIX, BY THE TIME THAT YOU PAY FOR EVERYBODY’S ENTRY.>>Reporter: BUT IT’S NOT JUST DISNEY THAT’S COMING. APPLE IS LAUNCHING A STREAMING SERVICE FOR $5.99 A MONTH. AND THEN THERE’S CRAVE. CBC GEM. AND OTHERS.>>YOU? YOU’LL BE OUT BEFORE WE GET THE CHEQUE. [laughter]>>Reporter: THE COMPANIES ARE BATTLING FOR CUSTOMERS AND FOR CONTENT. NETFLIX JUST PAID A REPORTED HALF A BILLION DOLLARS FOR THE RIGHTS TO STREAM “SEINFELD” RERUNS.>>WHILE WARNER PAID A STREAM TO — PAID A BILLION TO STREAM RERUNS OF “THE BIG BANG THEORY.”>>THE CEILING HAS STOPPED SPINNING FOR ME.>>Reporter: AND THEY’RE ALL SPENDING HUGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY TO CREATE ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING.>>SO THEY’VE GOT TO INVEST IN CONTENT BECAUSE CONTENT IN A SENSE IS THEIR BEST MARKETING TOOL.>>Reporter: THIS MEDIA PROFESSOR BELIEVES THAT THERE’S ROOM FOR PLENTY OF PLAYERS. BUT MOST WILL STRUGGLE TO MATCH THE SIZE OF NETFLIX’S LIBRARY.>>I DON’T KNOW THAT IT’S GOING TO BE ONE OF THESE PLAYERS THAT DISPLACES NETFLIX. IT MAY JUST BE THAT THEY’RE NOT THE DOMINANT SOURCE.>>SO WE ASKED CANADIANS ABOUT THEIR INTEREST IN A DISNEY STREAMING SERVICE…>>Reporter: THIS MARKET RESEARCHER SAYS THAT HIS SURVEY SHOWED THAT IN THE END THAT TRADITIONAL CABLE COMPANIES COULD BE THE LOSERS.>>YOU HAVE 15% SAY THEY MAY DROP THEIR PAID TV ALL TOGETHER. AND 38% SAID THEY MAY DROP SOME CHANNELS.>>Reporter: STILL, ADDING ONE STREAMING SERVICE AFTER ANOTHER WILL ADD UP. AT A TIME WHEN MANY CANADIANS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE COST OF LIVING.>>I LOVE THIS MOVIE, GORDIE.>>I LIKE IT TOO.>>Reporter: THE GALLOWS FAMILY MAY CUT BACK ON ITS MONTHLY TV EXPENSES, BUT NOT QUITE YET.>>AT THIS POINT FOR US WE LIVE IN MANITOBA AND THE WINTERS ARE LONG.>>Reporter: WHAT’S BEING DESCRIBED AS STREAMING WARS FOR THE COMPANIES INVOLVED HAS ALSO BEEN CALLED A GOLDEN AGE OF TELEVISION FOR CONSUMERS. DIANNE BUCKNER, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Adrienne: MORE NEWS AHEAD, INCLUDING HOW HOMEOWNERS IN SASKATCHEWAN GOT BURNED BY GOING SOLAR.>>Andrew: PLUS HER RULING JOLTED PRITTISH POLITICS. HER BROACH SET SOCIAL MEDIA ON (*)>>I’M JAYME POISSON AND TOMORROW ON CBC’S DAILY NEWS PODCAST “FRONTBURNER,” U.S. DEMOCRATS LAUNCH A DONALD TRUMP IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. WHAT JOE BIDEN, HIS SON AND THE UKRAINE HAVE TO DO WITH IT. SUBSCRIBE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS.>>Andrew: WELCOME BACK. SOME OF THE DEVELOPING STORIES THAT WE’RE FOLLOWING AROUND THE WORLD TONIGHT…>>>AT LEAST 20 PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND HUNDREDS OTHERS INJURED AFTER A POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE ROCKED NORTHEAST PAKISTAN. NOW THE FULL EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE IS NOT YET KNOWN BUT EARLY IMAGES SHOW THAT DAMAGED ROADS AND CRUMBLED HOMES ACROSS LARGE PARTS OF THE REGION. THE MAGNITUDE 5.8 QUAKE WAS FELT AS FAR AWAY AS NEW DELHI. TWO CHARGES FOR TWO SENIOR VOLKSWAGEN EXECUTIVES AS THE FALLOUT CONTINUES TO GROW. TODAY THE THEY WERE CHARGED WITH STOCK IN NIPPULATION, ALLEGING THAT THE PAIR FAILED TO DISCLOSE THE HUGE FINANCIAL RISKS OF THE SCANDAL IN A TIMELY FASHION. IN 2015, THE COMPANY ADMITTED TO RIGGING MILLIONS OF DIESEL CARS WORLDWIDE TO CHEAT EMISSIONS TESTS. VOLKSWAGEN CALLS TODAY’S ALLEGATIONS “UNFOUNDED.”>>>ASTOUNDING IMAGES OUT OF INDONESIA. A HAZE FROM FOREST FIRES HAS TURNED THE SKIES BLOOD RED. THE VIDEOS OF THOSE RED SKIES HAVE GONE VIRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA AS THE RESIDENTS DOCUMENT THE EERIE HAZE BLANKETING VILLAGES ON THE ISLAND OF SUMATRA. OFFICIALS SAY THAT THE COLOUR IS THE RESULT OF POLLUTION REACTING WITH THICK SMOKE AND THE SUN. INDONESIA HAS BEEN PLAGUED WITH THE WORST WILDFIRES THAT IT’S SEEN IN NEARLY FIVE YEARS.>>Adrienne: WHEN WE COME BACK… THE SINKHOLE LURKS BENEATH A MAJOR HIGHWAY AND THE PICTURES TO PROVE IT.>>>FIRST, HOW GOING SOLAR BACKFIRED FOR SOME HOMEOWNERS IN SASKATCHEWAN. WE’LL SEE YOU IN TWO MINUTES. (*)>>Adrienne: SOLAR ENERGY IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING POWER SOURCES IN THE WORLD AND HERE IN CANADA SOME PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES OFFER INCENTIVES TO HELP HOMES AND BUSINESSES TO INSTALL THEIR OWN PANELS. IN SASKATCHEWAN THAT WAS POPULAR, TOO POPULAR, IN FACT. SO POPULAR THAT THE PROGRAMME HAD TO BE PUT ON HOLD. BONNIE ALLEN EXPLAINS WHY.>>Reporter: IN SUNNY SASKATCHEWAN, SOLAR POWER MAKES SENSE TO KYLE FISHER. HE BOUGHT AN ELECTRIC CAR, BANKING ON CHARGING IT WITH SOLAR ELECTRICITY. AND HE DESIGNED HIS DREAM HOME AROUND SOLAR PANELS.>>SO THAT THE PANELS HAD REALLY GOOD ACCESS TO THE SUN. WE CHOSE APPLIANCES THAT WERE ELECTRIC INSTEAD OF GAS. SO THAT THEY WOULD BE REALLY CHEAP TO OPERATE.>>Reporter: BUT NOW HE’S BEEN TOLD THAT HE CANNOT CONNECT TO THE POWER GRID.>>IT’S A BIT OF A PUNCH IN THE GUT.>>Reporter: THE SOLAR INDUSTRY WAS BOOMING HERE. THE GOVERNMENT WAS OFFERING A REBATE UP TO $20,000 FOR ROOFTOP SOLAR PANELS. AND THE PROVINCE’S POWER COMPANY INTRODUCED A NET METERING PROGRAMME WHICH ALLOWED HOMEOWNERS TO FEED SURPLUS SOLAR ENERGY INTO THE POWER GRID IN RETURN FOR EQUAL CREDIT.>>DURING THE SUMMER I COULD PUMP A LOT OF ENERGY INTO THE GRID, AND GIVE ALL OF THAT CLEAN ENERGY TO SASK POWER CUSTOMERS AND IN THE WINTER I CAN TAKE THAT CREDIT AND USE IT FOR ENERGY WHEN THE SUN ISN’T SHINING. THAT’S THE WHOLE IDEA.>>Reporter: BUT IT WAS TOO POPULAR. SASKPOWER REACHED ITS CAP AND ABRUPTLY HALTED ALL NEW CONNECTIONS.>>WHEN THE SUN ISN’T SHINING AND THEY’RE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE PROVINCIAL GRID AND MAKING USE OF OUR INFRASTRUCTURE. POWERLINES AND POWER POLES AND TRANSFORMERS, THAT SORT OF THING, BUT THEY’RE NOT NECESSARILY PAYING FOR IT.>>Reporter: PLUS, PEOPLE WHO GENERATE POWER NO LONGER BUY POWER.>>THAT POTENTIALLY IS A LOST REVENUE FOR SASKPOWER BECAUSE THEY’RE NOW FOREGOING REVENUE.>>Reporter: THE PROGRAMME IS NOW UNDER REVIEW. MIGUEL WANTS IT TO CONTINUE EVEN WITH FEWER INCENTIVES. HE RUNS A SOLAR INSTALLATION COMPANY.>>WE’RE NOT ASKING FOR A SUBSIDY AND WE’RE NOT ASKING FOR A REBATE, WE’RE ASKING FOR THE ABILITY TO CONNECT TO THE GRID WHICH SASKPOWER HAS TAKEN AWAY INDEFINITELY.>>Reporter: AS FOR KYLE FISHER HIS SOLAR DREAM HAS BEEN PUT ON HOLD.>>NO ONE CAN GET ATTACHED TO THE GRID RIGHT NOW AND IT’S REALLY HURTING US.>>Reporter: BONNIE ALLEN, CBC NEWS, REGINA.>>Andrew: AND UP NEXT ANOTHER STORY COMING OUT OF THE U.K. SUPREME COURT. IT’S GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH TODAY’S BIG DECISION THAT FOUND THE PRIME MINISTER’S ACTIONS UNLAWFUL AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE JUDGE’S CHOICE OF JEWELLERY. BUT FIRST… (*)>>”IN CASE YOU MISSED IT,” THIS MAJOR NOVA SCOTIA HIGHWAY COULD BE READY TO COLLAPSE AT ANY MOMENT. BARELY A KILOMETRE AWAY NEAR THE NEW BRUNSWICK BORDER, A GAINING — GAPING SINKHOLE SWALLOWED UP PART OF A LIONS CLUB PROPERTY LAST YEAR. AND NOW THE SAG ON THIS STRETCH OF THE TRANS-CANADA IS A LITTLE SCARY.>>WELL, THE ROCK WOULD HAVE BEEN, I’M ASSUMING, UP TO THE TOP OF THE WIRE AND IT’S NO LONGER THERE. COULD WHAT HAPPENED AT THE LIONS PARKLAND HAPPEN ON THE TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY?>>Andrew: AND A CBC NEWS INVESTIGATION SUGGESTS THAT THERE IS A REASON TO WORRY. AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 1930s TO TODAY SHOW THE HIGHWAY WAS BUILT RIGHT OVER A SINKHOLE AT THAT EXACT SPOT.>>IT MAY BE UNSAFE, WE DON’T KNOW.>>Andrew: AND THIS ENGINEER REMINDS US THAT IF THERE IS DANGER, THIS IS ALL THE WARNING THAT WE’RE LIKELY TO GET.>>IT COULD HAPPEN IN A SECOND.>>Andrew: SO LET’S NOT MINCE WORDS. THIS IS A BUSY HIGHWAY. IF IT SUDDENLY GIVES WAY, PEOPLE COULD DIE. THE PROVINCE SAYS THAT IT WILL BE LOOKING AT THE AREA CLOSELY OVER THE COMING WEEKS.>>Adrienne: SO WE SPOKE EARLIER ABOUT TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE U.K.’S SUPREME COURT. BY THE PRESIDENT HALE. BUT THE WORLD BEING WHAT IT IS PEOPLE GOT DISTRACTED WHEN SHE WAS SPEAKING BY THAT RIGHT THERE — HER SPIDER BROACH. SO WAS SHE MAKING A POINT? SOMETHING MAYBE ABOUT TANGLED WEBS? THE INTERNET WANTED TO KNOW AND THE JUDGE’S POSSIBLE FASHION STATEMENT IS OUR “MOMENT.” (*)>>THE COURT IS BOUND TO CONCLUDE, THEREFORE, THAT THE DECISION TO ADVISE HER MAJESTY TO PROROGUE PARLIAMENT WAS UNLAWFUL.>>Adrienne: HER VERDICT SHOOK AN ENTIRE COUNTRY BUT LADY HALE’S SPIDER BROACH WAS A STORY ALL ITS OWN. TWITTER, OF COURSE, ERUPTED WITH MANY SUSPECTING THAT LADY HALE CHOSE THE JEWELLERY AS A STATEMENT PIECE TO SEND A MESSAGE. BUT THE JUDGE HAS A HISTORY OF DISTINCTIVE BROACHES, POSTALLY MODELED AFTER INSECTS. IT BECAME SO POPULAR THAT A PRINTING COMPANY MADE A T-SHIRT INSPIRED BY THE PIECE, MORE THAN 5,000 SHIRTS SOLD WITHIN HOURS. THE MANAGER SAID THAT EVERYONE ON TWITTER WAS TALKING ABOUT THE BROACH AND WE THOUGHT THAT IT WAS A GREAT ANGLE FOR A NEW DESIGN. SO WHETHER THE U.K.’S TOP JUDGE WAS SENDING A MESSAGE SHE CERTAINLY KNOWS HOW TO PULL OFF A BROACH.>>Rosemary: SO SHE’S A JUDGE AND I DON’T THINK THAT SHE WAS SENDING A MESSAGE. I DON’T THINK THAT IS POSSIBLE. BUT I WILL TELL YOU WHO WILL START TO SEND MESSAGES. THIS GAL RIGHT HERE. [laughter] WATCH FOR BROACHES TO START APPEARING AS COLOUR COMMENTARY ON THE NEWS.>>Andrew: WHAT ICON THOUGH? THAT’S WHAT I WONDER.>>Adrienne: I THINK WE’RE ALL A LITTLE AFRAID. MAYBE YOU CAN BORROW SOME OF HERS, THE FOX THE DRAGON FLY AND THE FROG.>>Andrew: I DON’T KNOW, I GUESS THAT PEOPLE — IF THEY WANT TO SEE SYMBOLISM, I’M SURE THEY’LL FIND IT.>>>THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS SEPTEMBER 24th. GOODNIGHT.>>Adrienne: GOODNIGHT.

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