This is The National for Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 — School strike looms, campaign scandals

This is The National for Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 — School strike looms, campaign scandals


>>Andrew: TONIGHT, LABOUR STRIKE. PARENTAL ANXIETY AND FEDERAL POLITICS.>>Adrienne: HOW IT ALL MIXED TOGETHER TODAY ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL.>>WE HOPE THAT BOTH SIDES CAN COME TO AN AGREEMENT.>>Andrew: WITH THE THREAT OF ONTARIO SCHOOL CLOSURES, ANDREW SCHEER APPEARS IN FORD NATION WITHOUT PREMIER FORD.>>Adrienne: MORE WOMEN CANDIDATES ARE RUNNING THAN EVER BEFORE. WHY THAT MAY NOT TRANSLATE INTO MORE WOMEN.>>Andrew: ALLEGATIONS OF PHONE HACKING WITH A ROYAL TWIST. PRINCE HARRY SUES THE TABLOIDS.>>Adrienne: AND ASSESSING HEAD INJURIES IN REALTIME.>>I FEEL A LOT SAFER ON THE FIELD KNOWING THAT THERE IS SOMEBODY ON THE SIDELINE HAVING MY BRAIN IN THEIR HANDS.>>Adrienne: THE CANADIAN TEAM WHERE EVERY PLAYER HAS A CHIP IN THEIR HELMET. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL”.>>Adrienne: ONTARIO FAMILIES ARE BRACING FOR IMPACT AS 55,000 EDUCATION WORKERS PREPARE TO GO ON STRIKE.>>Andrew: PARENTS ARE PANICKED, SCHEDULING, CALLING IN FAVOURS OR LET’S FACE IT, GETTING READY TO CALL IN SICK.>>Adrienne: ON MONDAY, BARRING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE PROVINCE, HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS WILL CLOSE THEIR DOORS, LEAVING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF KIDS AT HOME. IT IS THE KIND OF DISRUPTION THAT COULD BE A BIG FACTOR IN THE FEDERAL ELECTION.>>Andrew: BUT BEFORE WE GET TO THE POLITICS, LET’S TALK ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN THE PATH OF THE STRIKE.>>Reporter: AS STUDENT CORY IS STUDYING UNDER STRESS, AS THE POSSIBLE STRIKE LOOMS.>>IT MEANS ADDITIONAL EXPENSE. ADDITIONAL INCONVENIENCE. DISRUPTION OF DAY-TO-DAY ROUTINES AND FOR OUR CHILDREN, IT MEANS THEIR LEARNING IS INTERRUPTED.>>Reporter: SHE HAS A 7-YEAR-OLD SON, JOE. SHE’S WORRIED ABOUT BEING FORCED TO MISS CLASSES OF HER OWN TO CARE FOR HIM.>>I’M RUNNING LOW NOW ON OSAP FUNDS AND I’M INITIATING A JOB SEARCH, SO IT’S REALLY STRESSFUL.>>Reporter: ACCORDING TO QUEEN’S PARK BRIEFING MORE THAN 1.4 MILLION KIDS COULD BE OUT OF SCHOOL MONDAY. AT LEAST 35 SCHOOL BOARDS WILL BE CLOSED IF THERE IS A STRIKE.>>A LOT OF PARENTS IN MY CHILD’S CLASS ARE STRUGGLING. YOU KNOW, RELYING ON EACH OTHER OR HAVING TO SUDDENLY INCUR A LOT OF EXPENSES FOR CHILD CARE.>>Reporter: TO HELP DAY CAMPS WILL OPEN ACROSS THE PROVINCE, INCLUDING HERE AT T-DOT TUM BUILDERS.>>SO THIS IS A PLACE THEY CAN COME TO.>>Reporter: WHILE PARENTS COME UP WITH CREATIVE SOLUTIONS, NEGOTIATORS ARE STRUGGLING TO DO THE SAME.>>WE NEED TO SEE A REVERSAL OF THE CUTS THAT ARE MADE.>>WE NEED THE COOPERATION, THE OPENNESS, THE REASONABLENESS WE’VE DEMONSTRATED TO DATE TO BE MATCHED BY THE OTHER PARTIES, PARTICULARLY THE UNION.>>Reporter: DESPITE THE UNCERTAINTY, THE POTENTIAL PARENTAL PAIN MIGHT BE WORTH IT.>>IF WE TAKE THE HIT NOW, RESOLVE IT NOW. HOPEFULLY HE CAN HAVE A GREAT EDUCATION THE WHOLE TIME.>>Reporter: TALKS RESUMED HERE IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO THIS EVENING. THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO TIGHTEN UP SICK LEAVE POLICY. IT SAYS IT COSTS TOO MUCH MONEY AND PROMOTES ABSENTEEISM, BUT THE UNION SAYS THAT POLICY PROTECTS ITS EMPLOYEES WHO MAKE AN AVERAGE OF $38,000 A YEAR.>>Adrienne: SO AS PARENTS, PEOPLE ADAPT. AS VOTERS, THEY TEND TO POINT FINGERS. ONTARIO’S DOUG FORD GOVERNMENT HAS A BIG PROFILE AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE FEDERAL CONSERVATIVES ARE WORRIED ABOUT.>>Reporter: A CAMPAIGN EVENT INSIDE A HOTEL ROOM IN THE HEART OF DOUG FORD COUNTRY. WITH THE PREMIER MISSING IN ACTION.>>JUSTIN TRUDEAU HAS FAILED.>>Reporter: AS ANDREW SCHEER TRIES TO TURN ON THE CHARM IN ONTARIO’S BATTLEGROUND RIDING HE KEEPS GETTING CONFRONTED WITH ANGER.>>I WON’T BE VOTING FOR ANDREW SCHEER JUST BECAUSE OF DOUG FORD AND WHAT HE’S DONE TO MY FAMILY.>>Reporter: PARENTS MAD ABOUT CUTS TO SERVICES. EDUCATION WORKERS POISED TO STRIKE, MAD ABOUT WORKLOAD. THE BLAME FALLING SQUARELY ON FORD AND BY PROXY HIS FEDERAL COUNTERPART. THEIR LEADER AS HE SWINGS THROUGH KEY RIDINGS IN QUÉBEC.>>DOUG FORD –>>PEOPLE LIKE DOUG FORD –>>CONSERVATIVES LIKE DOUG FORD AND ANDREW SCHEER.>>Reporter: AND HIS CANDIDATES IN ONTARIO.>>ANDREW SCHEER IS GOING TO DOUBLE DOWN AND HE’S GOING TO DO THE SAME THING.>>WHERE IS DOUG FORD? WE’RE HERE IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO. MR. FORD, IF YOU’RE OUT THERE, WE WANT IT SEE YOU.>>Reporter: SCHEER BRUSHED OFF WORRIES THAT THE STRIKE WILL HIT HIM.>>I THINK PEOPLE IN ONTARIO UNDERSTAND THERE HAVE BEEN STRIKES AT THE EDUCATION LEVEL AGAINST EVERY POLITICAL PARTY WHO HAVE BEEN IN OFFICE.>>Reporter: EVEN SO, THE CALVARY HAS BEEN CALLED INTO ONTARIO FROM OUT WEST.>>THE HONOURABLE JASON KENNEY.>>Reporter: AN ALBERTA PREMIER WHO KNOWS HIS WAY AROUND OTTAWA POLITICS. JASON KENNEY IS ON SCHEER’S SIDE, JUST NOT BY HIS SIDE. HE’S CAMPAIGNING ALONE AS NOT TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THE OTHER CONSERVATIVE PREMIER.>>WE’RE ALL GOING TO TAKE OUR OWN APPROACH. I’M HERE AS LEADER OF THE THIRD LARGEST ECONOMY IN CANADA TO SAY WE DESPERATELY NEED A NEWING FROM.>>Reporter: A BOLD MOVE FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER. AND DOING SOMETHING THEY SAID THEY WOULDN’T DO, PULLING VOLUNTEERS FROM DOOR-KNOCKING TO BUILD THIS CROWD. IT’S AN ATTEMPT TO SHOW OF FORCE FOR THE CAMERAS IN ALL IMPORTANT ONTARIO WHERE THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN IS FACING PROVINCIAL PRESSURE.>>Adrienne: EVEN AS JASON KENNEY HELPS OUT HIS FEDERAL COUSINS, THE RCMP CONTINUES TO PROBE THE 2017 LEADERSHIP RACE OF HIS UNITED CONSERVATIVE PARTY. CBC NEWS HAS ALSO BEEN INVESTIGATING AND TONIGHT CAROLYN DUNN HAS NEW DETAILS ABOUT HOW SOME VOTES FOR KENNEY WERE ALLEGEDLY CAST ONLINE.>>Reporter: IN OCTOBER 2017, THIS POPULAR SALAD RESTAURANT WAS AN EMPTY STORE FRONT USED AS A SATELLITE VOTING OFFICE TO SUPPORT JASON KENNEY’S CAMPAIGN TO LEAD THE U.C.P. AS A VOLUNTEER THERE, IRFAN CHAUDHRY SAYS HE AND OTHERS PHONED PARTY MEMBERS TO SOLICIT THEIR ONLINE VOTE FOR KENNEY.>>>>Reporter: CHOWDHURY SAYS THE COMPUTER GUYS WERE COVERING THEIR TRACKS ELECTRONICALLY.>>AND THEY SAID, DON’T WORRY, WE HAVE A PROGRAMME THAT CAN — EVERY TIME WE PUT THE P.I.N. IN, IT HAS DIFFERENT I.P. NUMBER HOUSE.>>Reporter: CHOWDHURY CLAIMS THE OPERATION WAS RUN BY TIM OPPAL. HE DIDN’T RESPOND TO OUR REQUESTS FOR COMMENT AND DENIES DOING ANYTHING BUT DROPPING BY THE VOTING OFFICE. CONSERVATIVE LEADER ANDREW SCHEER IS STANDING BY HIS CANDIDATE.>>I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH TIM UPPAL AS PART OF THE CONSERVATIVE TEAM.>>Reporter: BUT THE RIVAL SAYS COMMUNITY MEMBERS HAVE BEEN EXPLOITED.>>THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO VOTE WILLINGLY.>>Reporter: TODAY, JASON KENNEY STOOD BY THE VOTING PROCESS.>>I SAID THAT I’M CONFIDENT NO ONE IN OUR CENTRAL CAMPAIGN DID ANYTHING WRONG. OUR CORE CAMPAIGN TEAM WAS ABSOLUTELY FOCUSED ON COMPLYING WITH SOME RIGOROUS RULES.>>Reporter: DUFF CONACHER OF DEMOCRACY WATCH SAYS POLITICAL PARTIES SHOULDN’T BE ALLOWED TO OVERSEE THEIR OWN ELECTIONS VEN.>>Reporter: THE RCMP CONTINUES ITS MONTH LONG INVESTIGATION INTO IDENTITY FRAUD INTO THE U.C.P. LEADERSHIP RACE.>>Adrienne: THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN A TIME WHEN SCANDAL AND CONTROVERSY JUST PUNCTUATED POLITICS. THIS FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN THEY SEEM TO DOMINATE. EVAN DYER CHRONICLES, THE SHAME, THE BLAME AND THE INDIGNATION.>>WHAT, THE HEIGHT OF HYPOCRISY. THE HEIGHT OF HYPOCRISY, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.>>Reporter: DECEPTION, BLAME SHIFTING. THE WORLD HAS NOTICED THIS ELECTION HAS A LOT OF IT. IT BEGAN WITH BLACKFACE. TRUDEAU’S RESPONSE TO GIVE A LECTURE TO HIS CHILDREN.>>I’M GOING TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH THEM TOMORROW MORNING BEFORE THEY GO TO SCHOOL ABOUT TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR MISTAKES YOU MAKE. THAT’S WHAT I EXPECT.>>Reporter: BUT NOT, IT SEEMS, OF HIMSELF, SINCE HE ONLY OWNED UP AFTER HE WAS CAUGHT. THEN THE MAN WHO ATTACKED TRUDEAU FOR HIS THIN RESUME BEFORE POLITICS WAS REVEALED TO HAVE AN EVEN THINNER ONE. THE CLAIMS TO HAVE BEEN AN INSURANCE BROKER.>>SO YOU WERE NEVER ACTUALLY WORKING AS A BROKER THEN.>>AS I SAID, I RECEIVED MY ACCREDITATION AND YOU THE CANADIAN BROKER PROGRAMME. AND THIS PARTICULAR OFFICE, THE LICENCE BROKERS FINALIZED ALL THE TRANSACTIONS.>>Reporter: AS THE VOTERS ABSORBED THAT DETAIL, IT APPEARS THAT ANDREW SCHEER WAS ALSO A U.S. CITIZEN. THIS FROM A MAN THAT TOOK AIM AT MICHAËLLE JEAN FOR HOLDING A SECOND PASSPORT AND WHOSE PARTY HAS TRIED TO SCORE POINTS AT THE EXPENSE OF DUAL CITIZENS. THE OTHER PARTIES AREN’T IMMUNE EITHER.>>I FIND THAT BILL 21 IS REALLY SADDENING.>>Reporter: ALL THE FEDERAL PARTY LEADERS SAY THEY OPPOSE QUÉBEC’S CONTROVERSIAL RESTRICTIONS ON RELIGIOUS CLOTHING BUT THE WORLD HAS NOTICED THEY WON’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. SO HAVE N.D.P. SUPPORTERS.>>THAT TO ME SEEMS A LITTLE HYPOCRITICAL.>>Reporter: TODAY FROM THE PARTY THAT BILLS ITSELF AS GUARDIANS OF TOLERANCE, JAMIE BAUTISTA MANAGED TO INSULT EVERYONE. JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE ELECTION WHERE THE UNIVERSAL SLOGAN SEEMS TO BE, DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO.>>Adrienne: AN UPDATE TO A CBC RADIO INVESTIGATION. AFTER ANALYZING PAST ELECTION RESULTS OF THOUSANDS OF CANDIDATES, WE FOUND THAT WOMEN WERE MORE OFTEN PLACED IN RIDINGS THEY HAD NO CHANCE OF WINNING. BUT THAT WAS THEN. LET’S BRING IN SENIOR DATA ANALYST VALERIE OUELLET AND TALK ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW.>>THIS WEEK, ELECTIONS CANADA FINALLY PUBLISHED ITS LIST OF CANDIDATES.>>Reporter: WHAT STANDS OUT IN 2019? IN THE FIVE MAJOR PARTIES, MORE WOMEN ARE RUNNING THAN EVER BEFORE. THE GENDER GAP IS GETTING SMALLER. 42% OF ALL CANDIDATES IN THIS ELECTION ARE WOMEN. PARTY BY PARTY, THE N.D.P. AND THE GREENS HAVE THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGES. CLOSE TO HALF OF THEIR CANDIDATES ARE WOMEN. COMPARED TO THE LAST ELECTION. THE BLOC QUEBECOIS AND THE CONSERVATIVES HAVE MADE THE BIGGEST CHANGE. BUT FOR ANY PARTY, THIS MIGHT NOT BE PERMANENT.>>IT’S POSSIBLE THAT ANY PARTY THAT COMES CLOSE TO PARITY THIS TIME AROUND MAY NOT ACHIEVE IT NEXT TIME. INTEGRATING WOMEN MEANINGFULLY INTO LOCAL PARTY LEADERSHIP, CALLING NOMINATION CONTESTS EARLY, DOING A MEANINGFUL SEARCH AND LEAVING THE CONTEST OPEN FOR A LONG TIME, WE DON’T HAVE A LOT OF INDICATORS TO SUGGEST THAT POLITICAL PARTIES IN CANADA ARE CONSISTENTLY DOING ANY OF THOSE THINGS.>>Reporter: SO HOW MANY OF THESE WOMEN ARE LIKELY TO WIN? WE LOOKED AT STRONGHOLD RIDINGS. PLACES WHERE A PARTY HAS A DECENT CHANCE OF WINNING. AND FOUND THAT 23% OF THE CANDIDATES RUNNING THERE ARE WOMEN. AND THAT HAS NOT CHANGED MUCH IN THE PAST DECADES.>>IT LOOKS LIKE PARTIES ARE DOING BETTER AT FINDING WOMEN TO BE CANDIDATES AND THEN TURNING AROUND AND MAKING JUST AS MANY OF THEM SACRIFICIAL LAMBS. WE’RE NOT GOING TO SEE MUCH CHANGE I DON’T THINK IN THE NUMBER OF WOMEN WHO ARE ACTUALLY ELECTED.>>Adrienne: BUT CLEARLY WE DON’T KNOW HOW THE STORY ENDS. YOU HAVE A LOT OF NUMBERS.>>AND THE STORY ENDS ON ELECTION DAY. WE HAVE TO SEE HOW MANY WOMEN FROM THIS HISTORIC WAVE WILL ACTUALLY MAKE IT ONTO PARLIAMENT HILL. WE ALSO HAVE TO WATCH OUT FOR WOMEN WHO MAY BE RUNNING IN RIDINGS THAT ARE HARDER TO WIN, WHO MIGHT BEAT THE ODDS.>>Andrew: TO POLITICS SOUTH OF THE BORDER NOW. WHERE THE SCREWS OF THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRE ARE TURNING ON DONALD TRUMP. TONIGHT, SUBPOENAS HAVE GONE TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND TO THE VICE PRESIDENT, MIKE PENCE. THEY’RE DEMANDING DOCUMENTS ON THE PHONE CALL WITH THE UKRAINE PRESIDENT. AND TRUMP HAS BEEN QUICK TO RESPOND. LYNDSAY DUNCOMBE TAKES A LOOK.>>Reporter: WITH INCREASING EVIDENCE, INCLUDING HIS OWN ADMISSIONS THAT DONALD TRUMP DID EXACTLY WHAT HE IS ACCUSED OF, TRUMP TODAY INSISTED HIS MOTIVATIONS ARE PURE.>>WE’RE NOT LOOKING AT POLITICS. WE’RE LOOKING AT CORRUPTION.>>Reporter: THAT SOUNDS RICH TO THE MAN TRUMP HAS ACCUSED OF BEING CORRUPT WITH ZERO PROOF.>>ALL THIS TALK OF THE PRESIDENT ABOUT CORRUPTION COMES FROM THE MOST CORRUPT PRESIDENT WE’VE HAD IN MODERN HISTORY. HE’S THE DEFINITION OF CORRUPTION.>>Reporter: NEWLY RELEASED TEXT MESSAGES SUGGEST THE WHITE HOUSE WANTED TO MAKE A PRESIDENTIAL VISIT AND MILITARY AID CONTINGENT ON THE UKRAINIANS INVESTIGATING JOE BIDEN IN THE 2016 U.S. ELECTION. AT ONE POINT, THE TOP AMERICAN DIPLOMAT IN UKRAINE ASKED, ARE WE NOW SAYING THAT WHITE HOUSE MEETING ARE CONDITIONED ON INVESTIGATIONS? THE RESPONSE FROM THE AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO THE E.U., A TRUMP DONOR WITH NO PREVIOUS DIPLOMATIC EXPERIENCE, CALL ME. THIS IS THE INVESTIGATION INTENSIFIES. DEMOCRATS TONIGHT OFFICIALLY SENDING A SUBPOENA TO THE WHITE HOUSE. AND SIGNALLING THEY WANT DOCUMENTS FROM VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE, TOO. THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, WHO INVESTIGATED THE WHISTLEBLOWER’S COMPLAINT, AND DEEMED IT CREDIBLE SPENT HOURS ON CAPITOL HILL ANSWERING QUESTIONS IN A CLOSED HEARING. EVEN SOME REPUBLICANS ARE CRITICIZING TRUMP.>>I THINK IT’S TERRIBLE, IT’S SOMETHING THAT I WOULDN’T HAVE DONE.>>Reporter: UTAH SENATOR MITT ROMNEY CALLED THE ACTIONS WRONG AND APPALLING. THE REALITY IS, YOU CAN COUNT THE NUMBER OF REPUBLICANS OPEN PLY CRITICIZING THE PRESIDENT ON ONE HAND. MOST ARE SILENT. WHATEVER HAPPENS IN THE COMING DAYS AND WEEKS WILL DETERMINE IF THEY STAY THAT WAY. LYNDSAY DUNCOMBE, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Andrew: TO THE U.K. AND A NEW BATTLE ROYAL. CALLING OUT THE BRITISH TABLOIDS FOR THEIR RUTHLESS CAMPAIGN OF RELENTLESS PROPAGANDA. HARRY AND MEGHAN ARE STRIKING BACK AT COURT.>>Reporter: THERE WAS NO SIGN OF A LEGAL BATTLE BREWING AS PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN TOURED AFRICA THE PAST TWO WEEKS. EVEN GIVING THE MEDIA A RARE GLIMPSE OF BABY ARCHIE. BUT MEANWHILE IN LONDON, THEIR LAWYERS WERE LAUNCHING COURT ACTIONS AGAINST SOME OF BRITAIN’S TOP TABLOIDS. A WAY FOR HARRY TO AGAIN DEMAND THEY BACK OFF. BUT WHY NOW?>>IF IT HAPPENED AHEAD OF THE TOUR, PEOPLE WOULD HAVE CRITICIZED THEM FROM DETRACTING FROM THE TOUR. HE DID NOT WANT TO DO THIS. AND NOBODY WANTS TO DO THIS WHILE MEGHAN WAS ON MATERNITY LEAVE.>>Reporter: THE DUKE OF SUSSEX IS TARGETING “THE SUN” AND THE “DAILY MIRROR” FOR HACKING INTO HIS VOICE MAIL WHEN HE WAS A TEENAGER. LAWYER MARK STEPHENS REPRESENTED VICTIMS THEN. BUT HAS THIS WARNING NOW.>>SUSSEXES RELY ON THE MEDIA JUST AS MUCH AS THE MEDIA RELIES ON THEM.>>SO THIS MIGHT HURT THEM?>>SUSSEXES COULD WIN THE INDIVIDUAL LEGAL BATTLES, BUT OVERALL, THE P.R. WILL BE LOST.>>Reporter: ALREADY THIS WEEK, THE COUPLE SAID THEY’RE SUING ANOTHER TABLOID FOR PUBLISHING A PRIVATE LETTER FROM MEGHAN TO HER FATHER. MY DEEPEST FEAR IS HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF, HARRY WROTE. I LOST MY MOTHER AND NOW I WATCH MY WIFE FALLING VICTIM TO THE SAME POWERFUL FORCES. IT’S CLEAR THIS BATTLE IS PERSONAL. BUT WHAT IS UNCLEAR, WHETHER IT’S EFFECTIVE. THOMAS DAIGLE, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Adrienne: THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT JUST DID SOMETHING IT HASN’T DONE IN 50 YEARS. IT PUT A BAN ON FACE MASKS IMPOSED UNDER ITS EMERGENCY POWER LAW. THE THREAT FOR HIDING YOUR IDENTITY, A YEAR IN JAIL AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN FINES. FOR THOSE PROTESTING FOR FOUR MONTHS NOW, THE RESPONSE WAS TO KEEP THESE MASKS ON AND PUSH BACK.>>Reporter: HONG KONG’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE CARRIE LAM STANDING WITH HER ENTIRE CABINET TO CREATE WHAT SHE SUGGESTS WILL QUELL PROTESTS IF NOT RAGE IN HONG KONG.>>WE BELIEVE THAT THE NEW LAW WILL CREATE A DETERRENT EFFECT AGAINST VIOLENT PROTESTERS AND RIOTERS. AND WILL ASSIST THE POLICE IN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT.>>Reporter: BUT A DEADLINE OF MIDNIGHT WAS LIKE SETTING A FUSE. MANY HONGKONGERS DIDN’T SEE A DETERRENT IN THE RULING, THEY SAW DANGER. THEY SAW THE ENKREEXT ON THEIR LIBERTIES THEY’VE BEEN DEMONSTRATING AGAINST AND THEY SAW STRENGTH IN NUMBERS. THEY TOOK TO THE STREETS FULLY MASKED ANY WAY.>>WE’RE NOT AFRAID OF THIS UNLAWFUL ACT AND WE THE GOVERNMENT WE WILL NOT SURRENDER BECAUSE OF THEIR OPPRESSION.>>Reporter: FOR THE FIRST TIME THE ENTIRE SUBWAY SYSTEM WAS CLOSED DOWN. MALLS HAVE SHUT EARLIER IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ROUGH NIGHT THAT DID COME. SOME OF THE SPORADIC PROTESTS BECAME ACTS OF VANDALISM AGAINST BUSINESSES SEEN AS PRO-CHINA. AND FOR THE SECOND TIME A PROTESTER WAS HIT WITH LIVE AMMUNITION. AN OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER REPORTEDLY SHOT A 14-YEAR-OLD IN THE THIGH AFTER A SCUFFLE. THE PROTESTERS SEEMED TO TURN ON THE OFFICER, THROWING A MOLOTOV COCKTAIL AT HIM AND BEATING HIM. PROTESTS ARE GETTING BOLDER AS THE LAWS ARE GETTING TOUGHER. AS WITH EVERY WEEKEND THESE DAYS IN HONG KONG, NOW WHAT? IT’S DAY TIME SATURDAY IN HONG KONG RIGHT NOW. THE SUBWAY IS STILL CLOSED. THE PROTESTERS STILL VOWING TO RALLY AGAIN WITH THEIR FULL FACE MASKS ON.>>Andrew: MORE NEWS AHEAD. INCLUDING THE BREXIT CLOCK TICKING. MARGARET EVANS EXPLAINS WHAT WE KNOW AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHAT WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE HALLOWEEN DEADLINE.>>Adrienne: FROM BREXIT TO WEXIT. INSIDE THE ALBERTA SEPARATIST MOVEMENT.>>Ian: A DEVELOPMENT IN THE CRIMINAL CASE AGAINST A MAN ACCUSED OF MULTIPLE MURDERS IN NEW BRUNSWICK. HE IS UNFIT TO STAND TRIAL, AT LEAST FOR NOW. THE DETAILS AHEAD.>>Andrew: THE BREXIT DEADLINE IS LESS THAN FOUR WEEKS AWAY AND THE U.K. AND EUROPEAN UNION HAVE YET TO WORK OUT A WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT. BUT TRY TELLING THAT THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER WHO TWEETED TODAY, NEW DEAL OR NO DEAL, BUT NO DELAY. HE MAY NOT HAVE A CHOICE. MARGARET EVANS ON HOW BRITAIN GOT TO THIS POINT AND WHY BORIS JOHNSON MAY BE FORCED TO ASK FOR AN EXTENSION.>>Reporter: IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE, BUT WITH JUST ONE MONTH TO GO UNTIL THAT HALLOWEEN DEADLINE, BRITAIN IS STILL WALKING TOWARDS THE UNKNOWN. REMEMBER THERESA MAY, THE LAST BRITISH PRIME MINISTER AND HER MANTRA –>>BREXIT MEANS BREXIT.>>Reporter: SHE WAS REPLACED BY BORIS JOHNSON AND HIS MANTRA.>>LET’S GET BREXIT DONE.>>Reporter: HE HASN’T MADE MUCH PROGRESS, BUT HE CERTAINLY MADE A SPLASH. HE’S LOST A DISAPPOINTED BROTHER FROM CABINET. HIS MAJORITY IN PARLIAMENT AND A WHOLE SLEW OF VOTES. HE’S PURGED HIS CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF SOME OF ITS MOST DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS AND BEEN ACCUSED OF LYING TO THE QUEEN AFTER THE SUPREME COURT JUDGED HIS DECISION TO SUSPEND PARLIAMENT ILLEGAL. ALL IN AID OF GETTING BREXIT DONE. ONE MORE THING, THE OPPOSITION THAT BOXED HIM IN. THEY INTRODUCED LEGISLATION THAT WILL COMPEL JOHNSON TO ASK FOR A BREXIT DELAY IF HE WANT REACH A DEAL WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION.>>I’D RATHER BE DEAD IN A DITCH.>>Reporter: JOHNSON’S CRITICS BELIEVE HE MAY TRY TO DEFY BREXIT WITH THE HELP OF THIS MAN. DOMIN DOMINIC CUMMINGS IS WIDELY SEEN AS. HE’S ALSO ACCUSED OF JUST PLAIN STIRRING THE POT.>>WE CAN WIN.>>Reporter: RIGHT NOW, IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE ANYONE IS WINNING. THE MOOD TOXIC. AND MUCH OF IT BEING LAID AT THE PRIME MINISTER’S FEET. WAR TIME WORDS LIKE SURRENDER AND COLLABORATION AT THE OPPOSITION.>>IT IS JEREMY CORBYN’S SURRENDER BILL.>>JOHNSON HAS COMPARED BRITAIN’S EFFORTS TO THE BIG GREEN ONE, SAYING THE HULK ALWAYS MANAGES TO ESCAPE HIS SHACKLES. MAYBE NOT THE BEST NEGOTIATING TACTIC. TRICK-OR-TREAT. MARGARET EVANS, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Andrew: LET’S GET TO IAN NOW.>>Ian: LET’S BEGIN IN NEW BRUNSWICK WHERE FREDERICTON SHOOTER MATTHEW RAYMOND HAS BEEN FOUND UNFIT TO STAND TRIAL ON FOUR CHARGES OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER. RAYMOND IS ACCUSED OF KILLING TWO POLICE OFFICERS AND TWO CIVILIANS LAST SUMMER OUTSIDE A FREDERICTON APARTMENT COMPLEX. A JURY FOUND THE 49-YEAR-OLD’S MENTAL ILLNESS PREVENTS HIM FROM BEING ABLE TO DEFEND HIMSELF EVEN WITH A LAWYER.>>MR. RAYMOND WILL BE GOING OFF TO TREATMENT. THERE WILL BE A 60-DAY ORDER. HOPEFULLY, HE CAN BE MADE FIT PRIOR TO TRIAL.>>Ian: AND RAYMOND’S MENTAL FITNESS WILL BE REASSESSED ONCE HIS TREATMENT IS COMPLETE.>>>JUST OVER TWO WEEKS TO GO UNTIL THE FEDERAL ELECTION. THEY’VE REMOVED HEATHER LEING ON AS A CANDIDATE. INCLUDING THAT HOMOSEXUALS RECRUIT CHILDREN. VARIOUS OPINIONS ARE HOMOPHOBIC, HATEFUL. IN A STATEMENT TONIGHT, THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY SAID THERE IS NO TOLERANCE FOR THOSE TYPES OF COMMENTS WITHIN THE PARTY. THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER ANOTHER CANDIDATE HAS PASSED.>>>SOME 5,000 WORKERS SET UP PICKET LINES ACROSS SASKATCHEWAN TODAY. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Ian: WORKERS WALKED OFF THE JOB AFTER SEVEN PROVINCIAL CROWN CORPORATIONS FAILED TO REACH A NEW COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WITH THE PROVINCE. THE WORKERS SAY THEY’RE BEING OFFERED NO WAGE INCREASE FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS. THE PROVINCE SAYS ITS OFFER INCLUDES A 5% INCREASE WITHIN FIVE YEARS. ESSENTIAL SERVICES SUCH AS 911 AND DEALING WITH POWER OUTAGES WILL BE MAINTAINED.>>>WELL, WITH NEWS TODAY THAT BERNIE SANDERS HAS SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK, WE’LL LOOK AT THE IMPACT ON HIS CAMPAIGN IN 20 MINUTES.>>Adrienne: MUCH MORE NEWS AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”, INCLUDING THE FUTURE OF CANADIAN PIPELINES DEPENDS ON WHO FORMS THE NEXT GOVERNMENT. TONIGHT WE GO IN DEPTH WITH SOME OF THOSE WHO SAY IT’S PERSONAL.>>WHAT DOES A PIPELINE HAVE DO WITH RECONCILIATION?>>THAT MEANS SELF-SUSTAINABILITY. CREATING OUR OWN WEALTH FOR OUR FAMILIES DOWN THE ROAD.>>I DIDN’T THINK THE GOVERNMENT WAS ACTUALLY THIS STUPID TO BUY A PIPELINE.>>Adrienne: IT WAS A SURPRISE MOVE BACK IN 2018 WHEN THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT VOWED TO SPEND BILLIONS ON THE TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE AND ITS PROPOSED EXPANSION. FOR DECADES THAT PIPELINE HAS MOVED ALBERTA CRUDE FROM EDMONTON TO VANCOUVER. IN 2015, PIPELINE OWNER KINDER MORGAN WENT TO NEARLY TRIPLE THE CAPACITY SO BITUMEN COULD REACH MARKETS BEYOND THE U.S.,>>WE HAVEN’T BEEN GETTING FULL VALUE FOR OUR OIL. BUT THE EXPANSION WAS MIRED IN OBJECTIONS FROM FIRST NATIONS AND OTHERS. KINDER MORGAN WAS GETTING COLD FEET. SO THE GOVERNMENT BOUGHT THE PROJECT TO SAVE IT. BUT SINCE THEN, JUSTIN TRUDEAU HAS RAISED THE POSSIBILITY OF INDIGENOUS GROUPS BUYING A STAKE IN TRANS MOUNTAIN. EVEN THE ENTIRE PROJECT. AND THAT PROSPECT HAS DIVIDED FIRST NATIONS. SO WE ASKED NICK PURDON TO GET PERSPECTIVE FROM BOTH SIDES.>>THIS IS PIPE HERE. SO IT GOES — BURNABY.>>Reporter: MICHAEL LEBOURDAIS, CHIEF OF THE WHISPERING PINES FIRST NATIONS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. HE SHOWS ME WHERE THE TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE IS BURIED UNDER HIS LAND.>>I WANT TO OWN THIS THING.>>Reporter: THEY REPRESENT SEVERAL FIRST NATIONS. ALL LOCATED ALONG THE PIPELINE ROUTE WHO ARE DETERMINED TO BUY IT.>>THIS IS LITERALLY A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY AND IT WILL CHANGE THE FIRST NATIONS ALONG THOSE VALLEYS FOREVER.>>Reporter: NOW IT’S HARD TO FIND SOMETHING MORE CONTROVERSIAL IN THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW THAN THE TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE. FOR SOME IT MEANS ECOLOGICAL DISASTER. FOR OTHERS, ECONOMIC STABILITY. BUT THERE IS ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW. SOME FIRST NATIONS BELIEVE BUYING THE PIPELINE COULD HELP THEM BUILD A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH CANADA. I’M HERE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA TO FIND OUT WHAT THAT MEANS.>>WHY DO YOU WANT TO BUY THE PIPELINE?>>LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE WANTS TO BUY IT. IT’S PROFITABLE. THEY PRODUCE REVENUE AND PROFIT DAILY.>>Reporter: AND THAT PROFIT HE SAYS, MEANS MORE INDEPENDENCE.>>WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR OUR PEOPLE. I DON’T WANT OTTAWA PROVIDING FOR OUR PEOPLE. STAY IN OTTAWA AND DO YOUR OTTAWA THING. HERE, IF YOU WANT TO CONDUCT BUSINESS, YOU SHOULD BE DEALING WITH THE BAND OFFICE.>>Reporter: FOR CHIEF LEBOURDAIS, BUYING THE PIPELINE WOULD FORCE FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE. ON RELATIONS BETWEEN FIRST NATIONS AND OTTAWA. HE SAYS THEY’D BE MORE LIKE EQUALS.>>WE’D BE INCLUDED IN THE CANADIAN FABRIC. I WOULDN’T BE TALKING ABOUT MY BAND NEEDS WATER, SAFE DRINKING WATER. WE’VE ALL HEARD IT. IT’S TRUE. IT’S REAL. WE HAVE BOTTLED WATER HERE. WE HAVE TO PAY FOR BOTTLED WATER BECAUSE THE GROUNDWATER IS NOT SAFE TO DRINK. IT’S NOT SAFE TO SHOWER IN. SO IF WE HAD THE RESOURCES, WE’D BE ABLE TO COMPLETE OUR WATER SYSTEM.>>Reporter: HE’S NOT JUST DREAMING ABOUT BUYING THE PIPELINE. THE FIRST NATIONS HE REPRESENTS HAVE HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. TD SECURITY HAS SIGNED ON TO PROVIDE THE BILLIONS. THEY HAVE A COMPANY TO OPERATE THE PIPELINE AS WELL. BUT HERE’S THE THING. IT TURNS OUT THAT BUYING THE TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE HAS BECOME A POPULAR IDEA AMONG FIRST NATIONS.>>I THINK FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE, IT’S TIME WE START GETTING INVOLVED IN OWNING THESE MAJOR PROJECTS.>>Reporter: SHANE GOTTFRIEDSON REPRESENTS ANOTHER. INDIGENOUS GROUP THAT WANTS TO BUY THE PIPELINE. THEY CALL THEMSELVES PROJECT RECONCILIATION.>>WHAT DOES A PIPELINE HAVE TO DO WITH RECONCILIATION?>>WE’VE ALWAYS BEEN ON THE SHORT END OF THE STICK. A LOT OF THE RESOURCES THAT LEAVE OUR TERRITORY, WE’VE NEVER BEEN TRULY BENEFITTED FROM THOSE RESOURCES. WHEN YOU LOOK AT, YOU KNOW, THE STATE OF FIRST NATIONS, I DON’T THINK WE REALLY RECONCILED WHAT WE HAVE. WE HAVEN’T RECONCILED WITH CANADA. THE BUZZ WORD. RECONCILIATION CANADA. AND I THINK FROM A BUSINESS POINT OF VIEW, IT JUST MAKES SENSE TO LOOK AT ECONOMIC RECONCILIATION.>>Reporter: WHAT DO YOU MEAN?>>THAT MEANS SELF-SUSTAINABILITY, CREATING YOUR OWN WEALTH FOR OUR FAMILIES DOWN THE ROAD.>>Reporter: IF YOU FOLLOW THE WATER SOUTH, YOU GET TO THE COLD WATER FIRST NATION. HERE, THEY NOT ONLY DON’T WANT TO BUY THE PIPELINE, THEY’RE SCARED OF IT. THE BIGGEST CONCERN IS PROTECTING OUR SOLE SOURCE OF DRINKING WATER FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COLD WATER BAND.>>Reporter: FORGET RECONCILIATION. CHIEF IS TAKING THE GOVERNMENT TO COURT OVER THE PIPELINE. HE SAYS THAT THE ONLY WAY THEY’LL LISTEN TO HIS CONCERNS.>>I’VE INVITED THE PRIME MINISTER TO COME TO COLD WATER. THE INVITATION STILL STANDS. I WANT HIM TO COME LOOK AND TO SEE WHY COLD WATER HAS CONCERNS AND ISSUES WITH THIS PIPELINE. THE INVITATION WENT UNANSWERED. SEE, THAT’S THE EXISTING PIPELINE. WHICH GOES RIGHT THROUGH THE HEART OF OUR RESERVE. RIGHT THROUGH THE MIDDLE. FROM ONE END TO THE OTHER. AND IT’S SCARY. AND IT’S A HUGE PIPE. BUT IT’S RIGHT BESIDE OUR WATER. RIGHT ON TOP OF OUR WATER.>>Reporter: IN A COUNTRY WHERE MANY INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES DON’T HAVE SAFE DRINKING WATER, ON THE COLD WATER FIRST NATION, PEOPLE DRINK RIGHT OUT OF THE AQUIFER UNTREATED. AND THE COMMUNITY WANTS TO KEEP IT THAT WAY.>>WITH THE PIPELINE, WHEN THAT SPILL HAPPENS, WHERE ARE WE GOING TO GET OUR NEXT WATER FROM? HOW IS CANADA AND TRANS MOUNTAIN GOING TO FIX THAT PROBLEM FOR US?>>Reporter: WHY DO YOU SAY WHEN THAT SPILL HAPPENS?>>WELL, YOU LOOK AT THE AGING INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE PIPELINE NOW. IT’S WHAT? 50 GOING ON 60 YEARS OLD? YOU DON’T HEAR CANADA OR TRANS MOUNTAIN SAYING, WELL, WE’LL FIX THAT PROBLEM AND WE’LL PUT BRAND NEW PIPE IN THERE. THEY’LL NEVER DO THAT. IT’S TOO COSTLY. THAT’S WHY I SAY, WHEN THAT SPILL HAPPENS, WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN? WHO IS GOING TO LOOK AFTER US?>>Reporter: THE CHIEF KNOWS THERE ARE INDIGENOUS GROUPS WHO WANT TO BUY THE PIPELINE. HE THINKS THE IS SHORTSIGHTED.>>HOW IS THE MONEY GOING TO HELP YOU OUT WHEN THE WATER GETS CONTAMINATED? ARE THOSE GROUPS GOING TO HELP US WITH THAT WATER?>>Reporter: BACK IN WHISPERING PINE, CHIEF SAYS HE ALSO ABOUT THE RISKS THE PIPELINE POSES TO THE ENVIRONMENT, BUT HE THINKS OWNING IT IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE SURE IT’S SAFE.>>RIGHT NOW, WE DON’T GET ANY ENVIRONMENTAL UPDATES, ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTS. WE GUEST MOST OF OUR NEWS FROM THE NEWS. WE HAVE OUR WATERWAY RIGHT NEXT TO THE PIPE. SO WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO HAVE — ENJOY THE EQUITY, FIRST OF ALL, AND THEN HAVE THE ENVIRONMENTAL OVERSIGHT SO WE CAN REST COMFORTABLY IT’S BEING OPERATED SAFELY. THAT’S WHY WE WANT TO BUY THE PIPE.>>Reporter: IF YOU BOUGHT IT, WHAT WOULD THAT BE?>>YOU HEAR ME SAYING YIPPEE ACROSS CANADA, BECAUSE IT WILL BE A GREAT DAY. IT WILL BE DEMONSTRATING TO FIRST NATIONS THAT THIS STUFF CAN OCCUR IN CANADA.>>Reporter: IN THE END, FOR SOME FIRST NATIONS, THE PIPELINE REPRESENTS A STEP TOWARDS SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND INDEPENDENCE. BUT FOR OTHERS, IT’S A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN. ISN’T THAT PRETTY MUCH HOW THE REST OF THE COUNTRY IS DIVIDED? NICK PURDON, CBC NEWS, KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA.>>Adrienne: CLEARLY THE TRANS MOUNTAIN EXPANSION IS A BIG ISSUE. YOU ALL HAVE A BIG STAKE IN IT. HERE’S A REMINDER OF WHERE ALL THE PARTIES STAND. AS WE MENTIONED IN 2018, THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT BOUGHT THE TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE FOR $4.5 BILLION. IF RE-ELECTED, THE LIBERALS VIAU TO GO AHEAD WITH THE PROJECT AND SAY ANY OF THE REVENUE WILL GO TOWARD FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE.>>THAT ALLOWS US TO PUT THE PROFIT INTO THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE.>>Adrienne: THE CONSERVATIVES SUPPORT TRANS MOUNTAIN. ANDREW SCHEER SAYS HE WILL ALSO CREATE A NATIONAL ENERGY CORRIDOR.>>IT WILL MOVE OIL, GAS, HYDRO, ELECTRICITY, TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND ACCOMMODATE OTHER LINEAR INFRASTRUCTURE.>>Adrienne: THE N.D.P. OPPOSES THE TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE. JAGMEET SINGH SAYS HE WOULD SCRAP THE PROJECT ENTIRELY.>>A PROJECT LIKE TRANS MOUNTAIN I’VE BEEN CLEAR IS A PROJECT THAT I DON’T THINK SHOULD GO AHEAD.>>Adrienne: SINGH ALSO SAYS THE N.D.P. WOULD WANT PROVINCIAL BUY-IN FOR ALL FUTURE PIPELINE PROJECTS.>>>THE GREEN PARTY OPPOSITION TO THE PIPELINE HAS BEEN UNWAVERING ELIZABETH MAY WAS ARRESTED AT A PIPELINE PROTEST LAST YEAR. AND SAYS HER PARTY WILL NOT PROP UP ANY MINORITY GOVERNMENT THAT WANTS TRANS MOUNTAIN.>>NONE OF THEM COULD POSSIBLY BE SUPPORTED BY GREENS.>>Adrienne: THE BLOC QUEBECOIS WANTS QUÉBEC TO HAVE VETO POWER OF ANY PIPELINE THAT MIGHT RUN THROUGH THE PROVINCE. AND THEN THERE IS THE PEOPLE’S PARTY OF CANADA. IT STRONGLY SUPPORTS PIPELINE PROJECTS. WHEN MAXIME BERNIER WAS ASKED HOW MANY HE THINKS CANADA COULD BUILD?>>AS MUCH AS THE PRIVATE SECTOR WANTS. IT MUST NOT BE THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNMENT TO BUILD PIPELINES.>>Adrienne: IF ELECTED, THE P.P.C. SAYS IT WOULD FIND A PRIVATE BUYER FOR TRANS MOUNTAIN.>>Andrew: STICK AROUND. CONSIDERING WEXIT. MEET ALBERTANS ALIENATED BY POLITICS AND SEEKING SEPARATION. AT THE LEVEL OF THE FRUSTRATION, THAT EXISTS IN ALBERTA RIGHT NOW TOWARD OTTAWA AND THE FEDERATION IS I BELIEVE AT ITS HIGHEST LEVEL. CERTAINLY IN OUR COUNTRY’S MODERN HISTORY.>>Andrew: JASON KENNEY WAS BEATING THAT DRUM LONG BEFORE HIS ELECTION THIS YEAR AS PREMIER OF ALBERTA. MAKE NO MISTAKE, ALBERTA IS FERTILE GROUND FOR PUBLIC ANGER. HAVING BEEN BATTERED BY WORLD OIL PRICES AND FRUSTRATED BY THE LACK OF PIPELINES. BUT ARE PEOPLE THERE ACTUALLY READY TO SEPARATE FROM CANADA? KATHLE KATHLECAT>>Reporter: WEXIT. A NEW EFFORT TO TAP INTO A SEPARATIST SENTIMENT IN ALBERTA. AT THIS GATHERING, ABOUT THREE DOZEN SHOWED UP.>>THE REFORM PARTY IN THE 80s AND 90s, THE SLOGAN WAS THE WEST WANTS IN. WEST OF CANADA SLOGAN IS THE WEST WANTS OUT.>>Reporter: REFORM PARTY LEADER PRESTON DOWNING SAYS IGNORE THIS AT CANADA’S PERIL.>>IT CAN’T BE IGNORED.>>Reporter: JASON KENNEY, FORMER REFORM M.P. AND PREMIER HAS WARNED OFTEN OF A UNITY CRISIS. THIS POLLSTER SAYS KENNEY DOES REFLECT A SLOW BUT DEEP BURN. THERE IS REALLY A SENSE OF FRUSTRATION HERE IN ALBERTA AND ALBERTANS ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO EXPRESS THAT. I THINK WHEN PEOPLE TALK ABOUT SEPARATION, MOSTLY IT IS JUST AN EXPRESSION OF FRUSTRATION, RATHER THAN A CLEAR DESIRE TO SEPARATE FROM CANADA.>>Reporter: A VEHICLE FOR THAT FRUSTRATION IS A REFERENDUM ON EQUALIZATION TOUTED BY KENNEY.>>SO I DON’T ACTUALLY VIEW THE REFERENDUM CAMPAIGN, IF YOU WILL, AS A SERIOUS CONCERN ABOUT EQUALIZATION. IT’S JUST A CONVENIENT WAY TO HARNESS A SENSE OF ALIENATION AND RAGE.>>Reporter: WE BROUGHT TOGETHER A FEW CALGARIANS TO TEST THE TEMPERATURE.>>UNTIL WE HAVE A LEADER THAT IS GOING TO STEP UP AND UNITE CANADIANS AS A WHOLE, IT’S TOUGH TO FEEL LIKE A COUNTRY.>>I’M NOT A SEPARATIST, I’M A CANADIAN FIRST AND FOREMOST, BUT WITH THE CONTINUED ASPECT WE FEEL POWERLESS HERE, SEPARATION IS A VIABLE PLAN “B” IF WE CAN’T WORK THIS OUT.>>Reporter: THE FINAL RESULT ON OCTOBER 21 MIGHT FOCUS MINDS HERE ON WHETHER ALBERTANS CAN WORK IT OUT. KATHLEEN PETTY, CBC NEWS, CALGARY.>>Andrew: IAN IS NEXT WITH STORIES DEVELOPING AROUND THE WORLD TONIGHT. PLUS, MAKING FOOTBALL SAFER. FORGET ASKING THE PLAYER IF HE THE HIT WAS TOO HARD. HOW ABOUT ASKING THE HELMET? WE’RE BACK.>>Ian: WELCOME BACK. CONFIRMATION TONIGHT BERNIE SANDERS CAMPAIGN THAT HE DID SUFFER A HEART ATTACK EARLIER THIS WEEK. SANDERS DID WALK OUT OF A NEVADA HOSPITAL AFTER BEING RELEASED THIS AFTERNOON. THE U.S. SENATOR UNDERWENT SURGERY TO HAVE TWO STENTS PLACED IN BLOCKED ARTERIES. SANDERS SAYS HE LOOKS FORWARD TO GETTING BACK TO WORK.>>>IN IRAQ, THE DEATH TOLL HAS DOUBLED IN THE LAST 24 HOURS. IRAQI FORCES OPEN FIRE ON ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATORS. NEARLY 60 PEOPLE HAVE NOW BEEN REPORTED KILLED OVER THE PAST FOUR DAYS. PROTESTS WERE SPARKED BY ANGER OVER UNEMPLOYMENT AND CORRUPTION IN THE GOVERNMENT. IRAQ’S PRIME MINISTER HAS APPEALED FOR CALM ACROSS THE COUNTRY.>>>OSCAR NOMINATED ACTRESS, DIAHANN CARROLL HAS PASSED AWAY AFTER A LONG BATTLE WITH CANCER. * YOU CAN TELL ME HE’S LAZY >>Ian: IN 1968, CARROLL BECAME THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN TO LEAD A U.S. NETWORK TV WITH THE SITCOM “JULIA”. SHE WAS THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO WIN A TONY FOR BEST BROADWAY ACTRESS. HER DAUGHTER CONFIRMING THE 84-YEAR-OLD DIED AT HOME.>>>THE FIRST ALL-FEMALE SPACE WALK IS BACK ON SCHEDULE. AMERICAN ASTRONAUTS CHRISTINA COOK AND JESSICA MIRROR WILL GET A CHANCE TO MAKE HISTORY ON OCTOBER 21. A SPACE SUIT SIZING PROBLEM PREVENTED AN ALL FEMALE SPACE WALK IN MARCH. THIS COMES AS NASA CONTINUES TO PUSH FOR A MISSION TO LAND THE FIRST WOMAN AND THE NEXT MON ON THE MOON BY 2024. NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”, A HIGH-TECH WAY TO KEEP FOOTBALL PLAYERS SAFE, PLUS ANOTHER HIGH TECH GAME CHANGER IN OUR MOMENT. MEET THE QUADRIPLEGIC MAN WHO WALKED AGAIN>>Adrienne: FOOTBALL SEASON HAS KICKED OFF AT DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY AND EACH PLAYER IS SPORTING NEW HIGH TECH HEAD GEAR. HELMET THAT HELP COACHES MONITOR IN REALTIME THE HIT THOSE PLAYERS TAKE TO THE HEAD. KAYLA HOUNSELL SHOWS US HOW IT WORKS.>>Reporter: AS THEY KICK OFF THE HOME-OPENER, THE DALHOUSIE TIGERS SAY THEY HAVE SOMETHING NO OTHER UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL TEAM IN THE COUNTRY HAS.>>WILL!>>YOU JUST SAW SOMETHING WITH THAT PLAYER.>>YES, YOU NEED TO CHECK IN YOUR HELMET.>>Reporter: THEY’RE ALL WEARING HELMETS EMBEDDED WITH SENSORS THAT TRANSMIT SIGNALS TO THIS DEVICE WHEN PLAYERS TAKE HITS TO THE HEAD. THE TECHNOLOGY WARNS COACHES WHEN PLAYERS REACH A CERTAIN THRESHOLD.>>WE CAN GET THEM OFF THE FIELD HOPEFULLY BEFORE THEY SUSTAIN A BAD HEAD IMPACT AND GET THEM LOOKED AT PRIOR TO THAT.>>I FEEL A LOT SAFER ON THE FIELD KNOWING THERE IS SOMEBODY ON THE SIDELINE WITH MY BRAIN IN THEIR HANDS.>>Reporter: THAT PERSON IS CASEY JONES.>>I WAS DRAWN TO THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPORTANT RESEARCH.>>Reporter: HE’S COLLABORATING WITH THE NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY. USING THE DATA.>>IT DOESN’T TELL US WHEN SOMEONE HAS A CONCUSSION, BUT TELLS US WHEN SOMEONE REACHED THE 1% OF HIT, THAT MAYBE WE SHOULD TAKE A LOOK AT THE PLAYER.>>Reporter: THE HELMETS ARE ABOUT $500 EACH. THAT’S $200 MORE THAN THE OLD ONE, BUT THE COACH SAYS IT’S WORTH IT AND HE’S SEEN THE BENEFIT.>>WE HAD A PLAYER LAST GAME, THERE WAS A CERTAIN AREA OF HIS HELMET THAT HE TENDED TO BLOCK WITH OR LEAD WITH. WE WERE ABLE TO COACH HIM UP THROUGH THAT WEEK OF PRACTISE. KIND OF TRY TO HELP HIM STEER AWAY FROM THAT.>>Reporter: BEFORE IT WAS UP TO THE PLAYERS TO ASK FOR HELP.>>WITH THE FOOTBALL MENTALITY, IT’S SOLDIER ON, GET THROUGH IT, FINISH THE GAME, THE PLAY, THE DRIVE.>>HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN A HIT WHERE YOU THINK YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE CONTINUED PLAYING, BUT DID?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>Reporter: THE NEW HELMETS TAKE THE DECISION OUT OF THE PLAYERS’ HANDS AND PUT IT INTO THE COACHES, WHO SAY THEY HAVE NO PROBLEM PULLING PLAYERS TO KEEP THEM SAFE. KAYLA HOUNSELL, CBC NEWS, HALIFAX.>>Andrew: NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”, OUR MOMENT. A POTENTIALLY LIFE-CHANGING ONE. CHECK OUT THE TECHNOLOGY HELPING THIS MAN TO WALK AGAIN. RIGHT AFTER THIS. Chang: This federal
election CBC News helps you make your
best decision with Vote Compass, Poll Tracker and CBC News App. Canada Votes 2019.>>Andrew: THIS IS TEBOW. HE USED TO BE AN OPTICIAN, BUT A FALL LEFT HIM PARALYZED FROM THE SHOULDERS DOWN AND IN HOSPITAL FOR TWO YEARS. THEN AN UNBELIEVABLE OPPORTUNITY. HIS CONDITION HAD NOT IMPROVED, BUT A MIND-READING EX-SKELETAL SUIT WAS READY TO BE TESTED. THIS IS WHAT TWO YEARS OF HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION LOOK LIKE. TEBOW WHO DOESN’T WANT HIS REAL NAME USED, HAD TWO SENSORS IMPLANTED NEAR THE SURFACE OF HIS BRAIN. EACH READS BRAIN ACTIVITY. WHEN HE THINKS WALK, THE SENSORS PICK THAT UP, SEND IT TO THE COMPUTER SYSTEM, THAT COMPUTER SYSTEM THEN RELAYS THE THOUGHT TO THE EX-SKELETON. THE WHOLE PROCESS TAKES LESS THAN A THIRD OF A SECOND. HE LEARNED TO CONTROL HIS ARMS THE SAME WAY, BUT THIS IS JUST WHAT HAPPENS IN THE LAB.>>WE PERFORM A CONCEPT LIKE THE MAN ON THE MOON.>>>>Andrew: JUST A STEP MAYBE, BUT A GIANT LEAP FOR PEOPLE LIKE TEBOW HOPING TO WALK AGAIN. IT BLOWS MY MIND TO SEE HOW FAR THE TECHNOLOGY HAS COME. EVEN IN THE V.R. SPACE, YOU DON’T NEED CONTROLLERS. THE CAMERA CAN SEE DIGITS AND JOINTS AND MAP THAT. THIS TECHNOLOGY CAN READ OUR THOUGHTS CLEARLY IN SUCH A WAY. THIS IS AMAZING.>>Ian: IT’S A MOMENT TO MARVEL AT THE TECHNOLOGY, BUT THE DOCTORS WANT US TO NOT OVERSTATE WHAT HAPPENED HERE FOR EXAMPLE. IT TOOK TWO YEARS FOR TEBOW TO BASICALLY TRAIN THE COMPUTERS TO UNDERSTAND HIS IMPULSES AND WHAT HE WAS TRYING TO TELL THE EXOSKELET EXOSKELETON.>>THEY HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO. THEY’RE TRYING TO GET IT TO THE POINT WHERE THEIR BRAIN CAN CONTROL THE WHEELCHAIR, WHICH IS REALLY UNFATHOMABLE. THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4. GOOD NIGHT. [ * ]

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