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    Australia’s first electric jet ski
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    Australia’s first electric jet ski

    November 11, 2019


    We’ve shown the first prototype of our
    electric jet ski and the next step for the REV Project because we’ve been
    converting electric cars for a number of years now. Everybody likes jet skis
    but then the course everybody hates just jet skis because of the pollution and
    noise and with this electric jet ski we basically take the two negatives away and all that’s left is a positive experience. Already see this could be big market
    because there’s number of eco-tourism and there’s a number of lakes in different
    countries where you are not allowed to have power vessels with electric boats electric
    jet skis I think there’s going to be definitely market for these areas if not
    overall. Definitely is not going to pollute the water and also it’s not going to produce any CO2 nasties all the energy we use for charging the jet skis from
    renewable sources, solar energy you put into the jet ski so totally
    environmentally friendly Pretty exciting, it definitely sounds a
    lot different to a normal jet ski can really hear the water moving which is really cool as
    well Stability wise a bit different but
    it’s exciting there’s a lot of little things we can definitely work on we are talking
    about today working on the throttle and adjusting that just so you can get for
    power as well as the redistribution of weight so we’ve got that sort of more real
    jet ski like feeling in terms of handling. In the marine environment I think
    lots of things are going to happen there’s going to be electric ferries
    there’s gonna be electric boats who knows what’s next there might be planes as the final step and of course
    we’re looking at charging systems management systems for charging.

    Origami Sailboat (Folding Instructions)
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    Origami Sailboat (Folding Instructions)

    November 7, 2019


    Hello.
    Today we will be folding a traditional origami sailboat in celebration of World Origami Days.
    World Origami Days is a two and a half week long celebration about spreading the joy of
    origami. Today, October 24th, is the first day of World
    Origami Days. This is because October 24th was Lillian Oppenheimer’s
    birthday. World Origami Days continues until November
    11th. November 11th was chosen because it is also
    known as Origami Day in Japan. For more information about World Origami Days,
    please visit WorldOrigamiDays.org. Start with a square sheet of paper- color
    on one side and white on the other. Start by folding the top left corner down
    to the bottom right corner. Make a crease, and then unfold.
    Now flip the paper over and fold the left side over to the right side.
    Make sure the edges line up perfectly, and then make a crease.
    Then, unfold. Now, take the top edge and fold it down to
    the bottom edge. Make a crease, and again unfold.
    Now take the bottom left corner, and fold it into the center where the three creases
    that we just made intersect. And do the same thing with the top right corner.
    And those two corners should line up evenly in the middle.
    Now, fold the model in half along this diagonal crease that we made first.
    All you should see is color on both sides. Now what you have to do is align this crease
    and this crease. You’re going to do two reverse folds.
    So, start by opening up the middle a bit and pushing this flap upwards.
    Push it upwards and towards the middle of the model.
    And once it’s like this, just push down and the model should lie flat like this.
    Now you do the same over here. Open it up a bit, and push this upwards and
    towards the center of the model, and push in along this crease here.
    And then, just squash down like this. Now were going to take the top left point
    that we just created and fold it down to the bottom point.
    Once it looks like this, then you just have to fold this flap up a bit.
    There’s no exact reference point, it just determines how high this sail is going to
    be. So I say– right about there.
    And just make a crease and make sure this edge lines up with the
    other sail over here. Once it looks like this, you can just pull
    up the colored part a bit and push this extra paper inside there.
    Just like that. Fold this bottom colored point up to here,
    where the sails and the colored point intersect. Make a sharp crease,
    and turn the model over, and you’ve completed your sailboat.

    How to fix that Damn Clanging Halyard on your Sailboat!! Patrick Childress Sailing Videos #9
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    How to fix that Damn Clanging Halyard on your Sailboat!! Patrick Childress Sailing Videos #9

    November 6, 2019


    Singing… So what is taught in basic
    sailing class is to disconnect the halyard from the sail at the end of the
    sailing day and move it to the end of the boom and then tighten up on the main
    halyard so it’ll support the end of the boom and it also prevents any kind of
    halyard ‘slap’ and we’ll do that if we’re in a nice secure marina but out cruising
    the islands will always leave it attached to the mainsail in just in case
    we have to make a quick departure in the middle of the night or the day we don’t
    know what the weather is going to be doing or what the local situation is
    going to be, so the problem then becomes how to stow the halyard. We can bring it
    around the bottom of the winch and tighten up on the halyard but the
    problem there is no matter how hard you pull on the halyard there’s always going
    to be some halyard slap especially when the wind picks up. And now it sounds like
    a cannon. So there’s two remedies we can take the halyard get a lot of slack in
    it and whip it out in around the spreader and then pull back
    That’s a much easier to do on smallish boats like 27 30 feet and it also is
    easy on those smaller boats to unwrap it but the problem on these larger boats as
    well as the wind picks up the halyard can get pinned against the spreader and
    makes it very difficult to unsnag it there’s no wind today so it’s really no
    problem. But what we found is the best solution is to attach a halyard hook to
    the bottom side of the spreader. So now I can take this halyard, whip it around
    catch it on the hook. bring it back underneath the winch and pull tight and
    cleat it off. Now we’re ready to leave the Anchorage anytime we want very
    quickly and we’ll never have Halyard slap. In all the years that we have used that
    halyard hook I have never seen any wear or any chafe on the halyard because that
    hook is so nicely rounded and smooth it just hasn’t been an issue. This is the
    halyard hook. It’s made of 3/8 inch plastic. you could go with 1/2 inch that
    might give you a bit more of a rounded area in the throat where the halyard
    rides but after cutting this out with a saber saw I took the dremel and just
    rounded all the edges. This has been a great tool. MI resisted buying one for
    years but now that I have it I use it for a lot of small projects around the
    boat. But what I’ll do is I’ll take this hook and I’ll draw it out on this sheet
    of paper. I’ll take all the dimensions I’ll hold it up to the camera so if you
    want to duplicate it it should be fairly easy to do you’ll hold this up and you
    might be able to zoom in on it and trace on your screen the same profile. It
    might make it easier to duplicate but also these are the dimensions With the angle of the halyard now coming
    back to the mast, because it’s out on the halyard hook, we used to tuck in the sail
    cover behind the halyard and fasten it. But now we have a slit in the cover that
    accommodates that angle and everything works out just fine. One major problem
    for halyards slap was the running pole topping lift. There was no way I could pull
    down tight enough to keep it from slamming up against the mast when the
    winds picked up so what I had to do was install a fairlead about three feet down
    below the turning block and another fairlead about three feet below that one
    and then the third block was about four feet below the middle one and at that
    point the angle coming off the mast was such that it just couldn’t slam up
    against the mast anymore. Well I hope this video was helpful to
    you and if it was PLEASE give us a thumbs up and possibly SUBSCRIBE to the
    channel. We’ll try to put up some more videos soon. Hey thanks a lot for
    watching and see you soon!

    Luigi Plays: SUPER LUIGI 3D WORLDDD
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    Luigi Plays: SUPER LUIGI 3D WORLDDD

    October 19, 2019


    Hello everybody, it’s me Luigi the Dorobo Piper What I said about that No They say cut open eternity Wow Why Oh Yeah I Did it I did it I did it The rock in a dive world your little shit Oh What I thought I saw Selma that notebook on a paper Paquito each semester door opens inaudible acts on O’Connor’s what is very important episode you’ll be taken to that

    Delivering Sailboat sv Dodi sailing at night in storm The Boat Life Adventure Travel Vlog S1E15
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    Delivering Sailboat sv Dodi sailing at night in storm The Boat Life Adventure Travel Vlog S1E15

    October 18, 2019


    This is The Boat Life. Wooo! we almost
    died yesterday. I don’t know about well I guess we could have anything could have happened
    there’s a lot of distress calls and whatever not the smoothest boat delivery
    tell you that right now we did go sailing that was great
    downhill from there this is the boat life we had a dream
    sailing in the Caribbean and living on a sailboat so we sold our stuff, quit our
    jobs, and now we’re doing just that Cruising at, cruising at? We’re sailing!
    Four knots. solid four knots. What happened? It was just five. Well we’re back down to four. Back down
    to four. Three five Well we’re sailing. Not very fast but we’re
    sailing. There’s not a lot of wind even though we had kind of a rough storm
    this morning but we weren’t sailing in it we were just trying to get out to where we were
    going to sail. But, pretty sweet What? I said I don’t feel like being at the helm. You don’t feel good? and then then where we had planned to
    come in to the the ICW was not passable and it just was not something I was
    gonna try and do so we had to figure out do we go north we go south but both of
    them were like three hours, right? yeah. and the Sun was starting
    to set at that point. Not a wise move. But we made it after after bumping the old ground. Six
    or seven times. Man I was just white knuckling it cuz it wasn’t it wasn’t horrible
    weather per se but I really wasn’t prepared to navigate at night or with
    such a chop. The boat was going back and forth, side to side. that and then and then also to somewhere
    that I’m not familiar with I had actually planned to be navigating things
    that I was familiar with during the day but we made it and it was so funny. FUNNY? As soon as we got here no, no, no. as soon as we got here it was
    like night and day I mean you can see the water behind us that’s how it was
    last night. it was just super smooth. Here? Yeah. Not on the journey. Once we got out of the Gulf. The Gulf was crazy. Like I said it wasn’t terrible it was more like we weren’t sure where we were going and trying to find the markers and
    things like that which are all normal boating things I suppose except that we
    hadn’t plan to do any of that, for a while. We got a taste of it. Sorry
    about that, sorry. Six to ten hour day that
    was 19 hours. It was a quick 19 hours though. I was seasick for 18 of the
    19 hours. That actually I think made it worse. I really felt bad. I wanted
    Melissa to just have a great time especially because it was the first trip
    and like the first leg That was fantastic. Yeah and then we anchored in Pelican Bay which it all went just to plan. The second day which I
    think was… I’ll take the blame here Lack of planning there so, lesson learned.
    I cried, a lot. I don’t know if I have any video of that. I hope not. What did it look like? *Nic fake crying face* no it really wasn’t that bad it was just
    now overwhelming emotion. That’s true. That’s The Boat Life! Overall I felt really good about everything this morning because we were able to get where we need to be at
    night using the channel markers and our chart plotter and then anchor in the
    dark on a nice safe anchorage. So overall I would say I was really
    impressed with our ability to do that on our brand new boat second day out in
    addition to all of the craziness that was happening to us like night
    navigation and not really having a plan and where to anchor and then we heard the story unfold on the radio. Haulin’ass everybody’s out on a Monday, nobody out
    on the weekend but yeah so as night began to fall I can’t remember if the
    call came in shortly before 9:00 or shortly after 9:00 basically around dark
    there was a call in to the Coast Guard that we heard. Yeah it was about 9. 9 o’clock. There’s this vessel that was in Tampa Bay 100 to 150 nautical miles out and
    they hadn’t they were supposed to be back by dark they had left the day
    before I think there shows me back by dark and they hadn’t arrived yet so that
    was fine we didn’t hear much about it and then we’re in this crazy waves the
    boats rolling hitting the bottom we’re freaking out I’m trembling and crying
    and then they come on the radio Coast Guard searching for this vessel six
    persons missing it just kept repeating that like every
    15 minutes I’m crying I think I’m gonna die and Coast Guard’s not helping. I
    probably should’ve just turned the radio down at that point but I didn’t. I don’t
    know it wasn’t on my mind. It kept going. In hindsight I should’ve turned that down.
    That was terrifying. It added to the tension and the nerves. That was not what I wanted to hear when I I’m like ahh yeah not good. Today is gonna be easy-peasy because we’re just gonna
    deliver it or finished the journey to where we’re gonna keep the boat for a
    bit. Yeah let’s do it! Can we talk about that school of
    stingrays I saw. Nic was sleeping the camera wasn’t working them it was the
    best part of the day yesterday in my opinion How many were there? I bet
    that’s true. That was a good part. Well I I didn’t feel sick at that part and it
    was like holy cow what is in the water and it was like 30, 40 stingrays and they
    were all evenly spaced so they were like there was like two pods or schools of
    them I don’t really know what they’re called I’m on google it and they were
    like in diamond formation and they all were like this far away from each other
    just swimming at the same pace it was wild, yeah so mad I didn’t get any video. I’m upset I didn’t see it. Nic was sleeping, I was like Nic, stingrays!!! Didn’t even move. I was passed out. First night on anchor I didn’t sleep real well just cuz setting the anchor and hanging out there and then you know just nerves really it was hot too but just nerves.
    Have anything else that we did or experienced yesterday? No I mean we did a lot of sailing. We sailed for like six hours or something I was asleep for most of it
    I had my eyes closed in a corner and and it sailed well, I’m really impressed
    with the boat every time every time we do something else I’m really impressed
    with the boat and with the previous owner
    left as equipment and was on it as a setup. Minus the dinghy, minus the dinghy. That was like a four hour ordeal that we have yet to figure out. Yeah the dinghy motor isn’t working so we’ll go over that. To the marina! To the marina! Captain Nic, pull the anchor up! You know how easy it is to take the anchor up. Like it doesn’t seem that hard. But to get it unstuck. The leverage your pulling it straight up. Oh. That’s how the anchor works. If it pulls this way. Which that is why you want out so much scope. Because the boat, even if it goes up it only goes up to here. so that way, yeah. But still for keeping you secure all through the night. That one is awesome, it is so easy to set that anchor. They are much easier to see during the day. Oh my god, look at the birds. This is sailing vessel Dodi, just wondering when your next scheduled opening is after 11:00 okay Anna Maria Island Bridge to s/v Dodi we are on a 20 minute schedule
    so we are on the hour, twenty after, and twenty till. Do you copy? Copy that, thank you very much. ***BOAT speeding through no wake zone and crossing 10 feet from our bow and no one noticed**** WHAT THE HELL A$$HOLE! I’m like I don’t know my nerves I
    haven’t done so many things especially like consecutive like navigating at
    night anchoring at night anchoring in general on my own boat.
    Sailing? Yeah. Sailing. Hailing the bridge *phew* It’s weird. Don’t forget about the lock.
    and the lock yeah. So it’s all it’s really interesting because I just haven’t had
    so many high pressure but controlled experiences I don’t know is
    that even the right word? Yeah. While trying to catch them on camera.
    Yeah. Time Check! Let’s go through the bridge! One minute, one minute! I’m
    gonna go out. What was that? Just wait until it is fully raised. That is basically their warning. Got it! Woooo! We did it! That was easy. That wasn’t so bad. Woohoo it’s like you’re a real captain. ha ha! Where’s my captains hat. Successful bridge hailing. YES! Cortez Bridge this is sailing vessel
    Dodi from the North requesting a bridge opening. This is the Cortez Bridge next scheduled opening is going to be at
    11:40 coming up in about three minutes captain. Thank you very much. Haul-a$$. We are haulin’a$$. HAHA
    oh yeah about 24 RPM’s I might bump it up a little bit that’s up Cortez bridge operator thank you very much
    for the bridge opening You can walk to the pier from there
    interesting oohh look at that sailboat. It gets caught in the wind if it unravels itself. yeah a lot of Effing jet skiers you’re doing great dear, you’re doing
    great That happens to be all that’s in it. Huh? Nothing. What did you say?
    That is all that happened to be in the shot. It zoomed in. NICEEEE
    That’s how we sail, I mean motor. hey So I just realized that this is the longest
    I’ve ever been off of land for. I never took a cruise. Oh nice! I’ve never been out to sea for that
    many days. That’s intense. How do you feel about it? Besides being seasick yesterday, the other parts of it were fun. I just thought about that. Well, way to go! MOTORING! [sung] [inaudible singing] About to pull up to our new home we’re gonna live
    over there Longboat Key Moorings this is s/v
    Dodi Is it turned all the way up?
    Welcome Dodi, you entering the channel? This is Longboat Key Club Moorings.
    We are entering the channel we will be there in about 15 minutes or so. Roger that captain. When you start
    coming in you’ll see our fuel dock straight ahead you’re going to turn to
    port and turn down the fairway we have
    you on m9 which will be the 6th dock on your
    port side Great! Will you have someone there to
    assist us? Absolutely I’m gonna send him out there about ten minutes okay. Sounds
    great thank you. yeah make sure you don’t have any loops in it.
    coil it up and then give yourself some line so when you throw it
    doesn’t have to uncoil that part. Make sense? Good? Like this? Yeah yeah. So this is one? Holy $hit that’s a big boat. hehe yep. so this will be our home for a
    little while while we learn to sail Are you going to be able to make the turn into this? yeah. You might have to backup. No? No, it should be fine. I would hit it in reverse. wooo. reverse, reverse. Hi, how’s it going? It’s going! We’re going the wrong way. I know. Do you want me to throw you my line?
    I’d rather that bow line. Ok. You can set your stern line while your there. How do I set the stern line? You got to watch over there. Grab that. Grab what? yeah Is it in reverse? No. It’s in neutral. Dockhand: Is it in reverse? Melissa: He says it’s not. He can just put it in neutral or shut it off.
    I’m gonna shut it down That’s The Boat Life! We live on a boat,
    in a marina. We even sailed here all by ourselves. Thanks for watching, we really
    appreciate it. If you liked it share it tell your friends, give us a thumbs up,
    check us out on Instagram and the Facebook for real-time updates. See you
    next time. That’s The Boat Life!

    The National for Sept. 11, 2019 — Canada Votes, Ontario Classrooms, Bianca Andreescu
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    The National for Sept. 11, 2019 — Canada Votes, Ontario Classrooms, Bianca Andreescu

    September 27, 2019


    (*)>>Rosemary: TONIGHT, WE’RE ON PARLIAMENT HILL. WHO WILL FORM THE NEXT GOVERNMENT?>>>THE CAMPAIGN BEGINS. THE LEADERS, THE POLLS AND THE ISSUES THAT MATTER TO YOU.>>HONEST POLITICIANS.>>EQUALITY.>>STOP SPENDING MONEY FRIVOLOUSLY.>>Rosemary: EXTENSIVE COVERAGE, INCLUDING “AT ISSUE.”>>Andrew: ALSO TONIGHT, A MEDICAL EXAMINER UNDER FIRE. WHY ARE DEAD BODIES BEING STORED IN A TRAILER?>>THIS IS TERRIBLE.>>Andrew: CROWDED CLASSROOMS. HOW MANY KIDS IS TOO MANY?>>THERE’S 40 KIDS IN MY CLASS.>>Andrew: AND BIANCA’S RETURN.>>THERE’S REALLY NO PLACE LIKE HOME.>>Andrew: BACK IN CANADA AN INTERNATIONAL STAR.>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*)>>>WELL, IT’S FINALLY HERE, THE FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN IS NOW OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY. THE PARTY LEADERS HAVE HIT THE ROAD, TRYING TO EARN YOUR VOTE. AND THEY’VE GOT 40 DAYS TO DO IT. ROSIE IS LEADING OUR ELECTION COVERAGE. ROSIE?>>>Rosemary: I’M HERE ON PARLIAMENT HILL AND BEHIND ME IS WEST BLOCK, WHERE THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IS CURRENTLY LOCATED. INSIDE, THE SEATS THAT THE CANDIDATES ACROSS CANADA ARE VYING FOR. 338 UP FOR GRABS. AND, OF COURSE, THE JOB OF PRIME MINISTER. WE HAVE LOTS OF COVERAGE ON THIS BUSY DAY ONE. PARTY LEADERS HAVE FANNED OUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO TRY TO GET THEIR MESSAGES THROUGH TO YOU. BUT OTHER ISSUES LIKE THE SNC-LAVALIN AFFAIR GOT IN THE WAY A LITTLE BIT. IT ALL BEGAN WHEN JUSTIN TRUDEAU PAID A VISIT TO RIDEAU HALL THIS MORNING. JUSTIN TRUDEAU WALKED WITH HIS WIFE SOPHIE GRÉGOIRE-TRUDEAU TO RIDEAU HALL TO MEET WITH GOVERNOR-GENERAL JULIE PAYETTE. INSIDE HE ASKED HER TO DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT, FORMALLY TRIGGERING THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN. THE PARTY LEADERS WERE READY WITH THEIR MESSAGES FOR THE ALMOST SIX WEEKS. AND THEIR QUESTIONS FOR CANADIANS.>>The Hon. Andrew Scheer: WHO CAN YOU TRUST TO HELP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO GET AHEAD?>>WHO CAN YOU COUNT ON TO FIGHT FOR YOU?>>[Speaking French]>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WE GET TO DECIDE WHAT KIND OF FUTURE WE WANT TO BUILD TOGETHER.>>LET’S HAVE A REAL DISCUSSION ABOUT ALL OF THE ISSUES THAT ARE IMPORTANT.>>THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION IN CANADIAN HISTORY.>>Reporter: EVERY STEP OF THIS CAMPAIGN WE WILL BE THERE WITH YOU AND FOR YOU, MAKING SURE YOU HAVE THE INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED TO MAKE A DECISION ON VOTING DAY. STARTING WITH HOW TODAY’S PLAN VEERED OFF TRACK FOR SOME OF THE PARTY LEADERS AS THEY TRIED TO SET THE TONE FOR THEIR CAMPAIGN. SALIMAH SHIVJI BEGINS OUR COVERAGE TONIGHT.>>Reporter: ON A DAY THAT THE LIBERAL LEADER WANTED TO MAKE HIS PITCH TO CANADIANS –>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: YOU DESERVE A REAL PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE.>>Reporter: JUSTIN TRUDEAU WAS FORCED TO PLAY DEFENCE MUCH BUT WITH THE SNC-LAVALIN BACK IN THE HEADLINES, A REPORT IN THE “GLOBE & MAIL” THAT THE RCMP ASKING MORE QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN BLOCKED BY CABINET CONFIDENCE. TRUDEAU KEPT HIS ANSWERS SHORT.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WE GAVE OUT THE LARGEST AND MOST EXPANSIVE WAIVER OF CABINET CONFIDENCE IN CANADA’S HISTORY.>>Reporter: AND LATE TONIGHT ANOTHER REPORT THAT THE RCMP INVESTIGATORS MET WITH THE FORMER JUSTICE MINISTER JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD JUST YESTERDAY. THIS MORNING’S NEWS IS A GIFT TO THE CONSERVATIVES WHO HASTILY SET UP A MIKE.>>The Hon. Andrew Scheer: WHAT TODAY SHOWS IS THAT YOU JUST CANNOT TRUST JUSTIN TRUDEAU.>>Reporter: ANDREW SCHEER CALCULATED THAT EVEN IN QUÉBEC WHERE THE COMPANY IS HEADQUARTERED THAT IT WAS WORTH IT TO STAY ON THE ATTACK.>>The Hon. Andrew Scheer: JUSTIN TRUDEAU MUST ALLOW THE RCMP TO DO ITS JOB.>>Reporter: VENTURING INTO QUÉBEC BRINGS ITS OWN PERIL. SCHEER WAS FORCED TO EXPLAIN WHERE HE STANDS ON THE PROVINCE’S POPULAR LAW THAT BANS PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS LIKE TEACHERS AND POLICE OFFICERS FROM WEARING RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS.>>Question: DO YOU BELIEVE ON IT INFRINGING ON PUBLIC RIGHTS?>>The Hon. Andrew Scheer: I WOULD HAVE NEVER PERCEIVED THIS ON A FEDERAL LEVEL.>>Reporter: TRUDEAU ALSO WALKED A FINE LINE ON WHETHER OTTAWA SHOULD INTERVENE.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: AT THIS TIME I FEEL THAT IT WOULD BE COUNTERPRODUCTIVE FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ENGAGE IN THIS PROCESS.>>Reporter: WHILE QUÉBEC’S PREMIER HAD THIS TO SAY…>>I WANT THEM TO STAY OUT OF IT FOREVER.>>Reporter: ALL OF THIS IS TAKING AWAY FROM WHAT BOTH THE LIBERALS AND THE TORIES WANTED TO FOCUS ON — THE ECONOMY AND HOW TO CAPTURE SEATS FROM A WEAKENED N.D.P. ITS LEADER WAS TRYING TO TALK ABOUT AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND MEDICATION BUT WAS INSTEAD PEPPERED WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS PARTY’S STATE, WHICH HE ANSWERED LIKE THIS –>>WE HAVE CANDIDATES ACROSS THIS COUNTRY AND WE’RE CONFIDENT THAT PEOPLE WILL SEE US AS REAL CHAMPIONS.>>Reporter: THE LEADERS HOPE THAT TOMORROW WILL AFFORD MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO STAY ON TRACK AND IT’S ONLY DAY ONE OF 40. SALIMAH SHIVJI, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Rosemary: THAT REPORTED MEETING BETWEEN THE RCMP AND WILSON-RAYBOULD WILL LIKELY MEAN MORE QUESTIONS FOR THE PRIME MINISTER TOMORROW. VASSY KAPELOS, THE HOST OF “POWER & POLITICS” IS HERE WITH ME ON PARLIAMENT HILL AND WE SPENT MUCH OF THE DAY TOGETHER. THIS CAME UP LATE TONIGHT. PROBABLY NOT THE WAY THAT YOU WANT TO START A CAMPAIGN?>>Reporter: PROBABLY NOT. THE LIBERAL HIS A VERY SPECIFIC MESSAGE TO GET ACROSS TODAY — CHOOSE US, NOT. THOSE GUYS, THE CONSERVATIVES, THEY’LL CUT SERVICES FOR YOU AND ALONG THOSE LINES. THEY DIDN’T WANT TO WAKE UP AND TALKING ABOUT S.N.C. AND THEY CERTAINLY DON’T WANT TO GO TO BED TALKING ABOUT S.N.C. AND THEN WAKE UP TOMORROW TALKING ABOUT IT AS WELL. THE SPECTRE OF AN RCMP INVESTIGATION THOUGH, IT’S NOT AN INVESTIGATION. BUT JUST THE SPECTRE OF THE RCMP BEING ASSOCIATED WITH THIS IS NOT GOING TO MAKE THEIR LIFE EASIER DURING THIS CAMPAIGN. ANDREW SCHEER IS TALKING ABOUT HOW YOU SHOULDN’T TRUST JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND HOW HIS INTEGRITY IS IN QUESTION. WHAT THIS ALLOWS SCHEER TO DO IS TO SORT OF UNDERSCORE THAT POINT BY ATTACHING THE RCMP TO THOSE CLAIMS. AND DIG A LITTLE DEEPER ALONG THE WAY. IT’S NOT GOING TO END THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE LIBERALS BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION, BUT IT CERTAINLY WILL AFFECT THEM.>>Rosemary: IT’S HARD TO SEE IF IT WILL RE-DO WHAT IT DID IN THE SPRING IN TERMS OF THE PUBLIC OPINION POLLS. VASSY, I’LL SEE YOU VERY SOON. BY TONIGHT TRUDEAU AND SINGH AND SCHEER ARE ALL IN DIFFERENT CITIES FROM WHERE THEY STARTED THE DAY. OUR REPORTERS ON THE ROAD AND IN THE AIR WITH THE LEADERS.>>Reporter: I’M DAVID COCHRANE WITH THE LIBERAL CAMPAIGN IN VANCOUVER. WHERE THE PARTY IS ABOUT TO HOLD ITS FIRST RALLY OF ITS CAMPAIGN. THE LIBERALS, THE CONSERVATIVES, AND THE NEW DEMOCRATS AND THE GREENS ARE ALL IN PLAY IN B.C. THE FIRST CANDIDATE RALLY IS IN AN N.D.P.-HELD SEAT AND THAT GIVES AWE CLUE AS TO WHAT THE STRATEGY IS HERE. THEY THINK IN BRITISH COLUMBIA THEIR BEST CHANCE OF GAINING IS AT THE N.D.P.’S EXPENSE. SO EXPECT TO SEE JUSTIN TRUDEAU ON THE OPENING DAYS OF HIS CAMPAIGN TO BE A FREQUENT VISITOR TO N.D.P.-HELD RIDINGS.>>Reporter: I’M KATIE SIMPSON IN VAUGHAN, ONTARIO, JUST NORTH OF TORONTO. ANDREW SCHEER IS SPENDING TIME HERE BECAUSE THIS IS A MIDDLE-CLASS SUBURBAN COMMUNITY WHERE THE COST OF LIVING IS SHOOTING UP. SCHEER THINKS THAT HIS MESSAGE, THAT A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WILL LEAVE MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKETS, WILL RESONATE WITH VOTERS WHO LIVE IN COMMUNITIES JUST LIKE THIS. STRATEGICALLY SCHEER NEEDS TO PICK UP SEATS IN THIS VOTE-RICH PART OF THE PROVINCE IF HE’S GOING TO HAVE ANY SHOT OF WINNING A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT. AND THAT SAME STRATEGY IS WHY SCHEER STARTED TODAY IN QUÉBEC. AND THAT SAME STRATEGY IS WHY SCHEER STARTED TODAY IN QUÉBEC. HE’S GOING ON THE OFFENSIVE, TRYING TO MAKE BIG GAINS IN BOTH PROVINCES IN THE HOPES OF TAKING JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S JOB.>>Reporter: I’M HANNAH THIBEDEAU IN MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO. THAT’S NEAR TORONTO. WHERE THE N.D.P. LEADER JAGMEET SINGH IS NOW HUNKERING DOWN FOR DEBATE PREP. WHILE THE OTHER LEADERS ARE FLYING ABOUT, SINGH STARTED HIS BUS TOUR IN LONDON, ONTARIO. THE N.D.P.’S LIMITED WAR CHEST WILL KEEP SINGH’S TEAM ON THE GROUND FOR THE FIRST COUPLE WEEKS WITH ONLY ONE OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN BUS, AND THE PLANE WILL ONLY TAKE OFF TOWARDS THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN. THE PARTY IS STRUGGLING TO GET A FU3 CAMPAIGN BUS, AND THE PLANE WILL ONLY TAKE OFF TOWARDS THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN. THE PARTY IS STRUGGLING TO GET A FULL SLATE OF CANDIDATES WITH OVER 100 STILL TO BE NOMINATED. BUT SINGH SAYS THAT HE CAN SHOW CANADIANS THAT HE’S A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO THE FRONT-RUNNERS, THE LIBERALS AND THE CONSERVATIVES. MANY POLLS SUGGEST THAT HE’S IN A TIGHT RACE FOR THIRD PLACE WITH ELIZABETH MAY’S GREEN PARTY, NIPPING AT THE N.D.P.’S HEELS.>>Rosemary: AND THE GREENS ARE HOPING TO CAPITALIZE ON THOSE STRONG NUMBERS AND THE PUBLIC OPINION POLLS. MAY KICKED OFF HER CAMPAIGN IN VICTORIA TODAY, ARGUING THAT THE STATUS QUO HURTS EFFORTS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE.>>IT’S TIME FOR EVERY SO-CALLED LEADER OF EVERY PARTY TO JOIN US AND ACCEPT THE TARGETS THAT ARE DRIVEN BY SCIENCE, NOT BY POLITICS.>>Rosemary: THE GREEN PARTY HAS SOME MOMENTUM AFTER STRONG PROVINCIAL PERFORMANCES AND THEY HAVE A GOAL — TO WIN THE 12 SEATS NEEDED TO GAIN OFFICIAL PARTY STATUS. [Applause] FORMER HARPER CABINET MINISTER MAXIME BERNIER IS MAKING HIS DEBUT AS THE PARTY LEADER IN THIS ELECTION. HIS PEOPLE’S PARTY OF CANADA IS FOCUSING TODAY ON IMMIGRATION POLICY.>>AND WE’RE THE ONLY PARTY WITH A PROPOSAL WITH FEWER IMMIGRANTS.>>Rosemary: AND YVES FRANÇOIS BLANCHET LAUNCHED THE BLOC QUÉBECOIS IN QUEBEC CITY. THE PARTY IS LOOKING TO BOUNCE BACK AFTER FAILING TO WIN OFFICIAL PARTY STATUS IN THE LAST TWO ELECTIONS.>>>SO ON THIS DAY ONE OF THE CAMPAIGN, WHERE DO THE PARTIES STAND? ÉRIC GRENIER IS CBC’S POLL ANALYST. ERIC, FOR THE TWO PARTIES THIS RACE HAS STARTED OFF IN A VERY, VERY TIGHT, VERY CLOSE WAY?>>Reporter: YEAH, PRETTY MUCH AS TIGHT AS IT CAN GET. LET’S LOOK AT THOSE NUMBERS NATIONWIDE IN THE POLL TRACKER. WE HAVE THE LIBERALS AND THE CONSERVATIVE IT IS TIED AT 34% APIECE. AND WE HAVE THE NEW DEMOCRATS NOW TRAILING IN THIRD AT 13%. AND NOT TOO FAR BEHIND IS THE GREENS AT JUST 11%. AND THE BLOC QUÉBECOIS AT 4%, ABOUT 19% IN QUÉBEC. AND ABOUT 3% FOR THE PEOPLE’S PARTY. SO A VERY CLOSE RACE ON DAY ONE FOR FIRST PLACE. AND ALSO A CLOSE RACE FOR THIRD.>>Rosemary: OKAY, OBVIOUSLY THOUGH THOSE NUMBERS DON’T ALWAYS TRANSLATE INTO SEAT NUMBERS BECAUSE IT DOES DEPEND WHERE YOU HAVE THAT SUPPORT. WHAT ARE THE POLLS PROJECTING THERE?>>Reporter: LET’S LOOK AT THE SEAT PROJECTION FROM THE POLL TRACKER. BECAUSE THE LIBERALS HAVE A LEAD IN ONTARIO, AND AS THE CONSERVATIVES ARE RUNNING UP NUMBERS IN ALBERTA AND THE PRAIRIES, THE LIBERALS ARE PROJECTED TO WIN AROUND 165 SEATS AND MAYBE 140 FOR THE CONSERVATIVES. BUT YOU CAN SEE THAT THE RANGE IS OVERLAPPING QUITE A BIT. AND BOTH PARTIES THEORETICALLY COULD GET OVER THE MAJORITY MARK. AND THE BLOC QUÉBECOIS AND THE NEW DEMOCRATS ARE IN THE RUNNING FOR THE THIRD SPOT IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. AND THE GREENS, THEY COULD WIN A COUPLE MORE SEATS AND ENDED THE PARLIAMENT WITH TWO AND THEY MIGHT WANT TO DOUBLE THAT.>>Rosemary: OKAY, SO ANYONE’S GUESS HOW THIS WILL END AT THIS POINT I GUESS ERIC?>>Reporter: IT IS A TOSS-UP BUT RIGHT NOW A SMALL EDGE TO THE LIBERALS BECAUSE OF HOW THE VOTE BREAKS DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTRY.>>Rosemary: ERIC, I’LL NEVER GET TIRED OF THOSE GRAPHICS AND THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TONIGHT. TALK TO YOU AGAIN SOON.>>Reporter: THANKS.>>Rosemary: MUCH MORE CAMPAIGN COVERAGE AHEAD FOR YOU TONIGHT BECAUSE, AFTER ALL, THIS ELECTION DOES COME DOWN TO YOU.>>VOTING IS A PRIVILEGE.>>I’M FEELING –>>ECSTATIC BUT ALSO CONCERNED.>>Rosemary: THE VOTERS CHAIR IS HITTING THE ROAD AND TONIGHT WE’RE IN THE 905, THAT KEY BATTLEGROUND AROUND TORONTO. WE’RE ASKING WHAT MATTERS MOST TO YOU IN THIS ELECTION.>>MINIMUM WAGE.>>GOOD, HONEST POLITICIANS.>>OUR CHILDREN.>>Rosemary: WHAT SHOULD YOU WATCH FOR IN WEEK ONE OF THE CAMPAIGN? WE’LL HAVE A SPECIAL EDITION OF “AT ISSUE.”>>>LOTS MORE STILL TO COME LATER IN THE HOUR AND UNTIL THEN BACK TO TORONTO.>>Andrew: LET’S GO TO AN EXCLUSIVE STORY. THERE WAS AN INVESTIGATION AFTER CBC NEWS EXPOSED HOW BODIES OF DECEASED ARE BEING TREATED IN EDMONTON. CHARLES RUSNELL BEGINS OUR STORY WITH THE DISTURBING VIDEO THAT MADE THE GOVERNMENT ACT.>>Reporter: 17 BODIES SHEATHED IN WHITE BAGS LINE THE FLOOR OF A REFRIGERATED SEMI-TRAILER PARKED NEAR A BUSY EDMONTON STREET. AS OUR CAMERA ROLLS A FUNERAL HOME EMPLOYEE DRAGS ONE OF THE BODIES ALONG THE FLOOR AND TUGS IT TO A WAITING GURNEY.>>THAT IS TERRIBLE.>>Reporter: THIS PROFESSOR STUDIES DEATH AND DYING. THIS TREATMENT OF BODIES HE SAID IS IN SHARP CONTRAST TO WHAT HE WITNESSED OVER THE YEARS AS HE TOOK STUDENTS ON TOURS OF THE MEDICAL EXAMINER’S OFFICE.>>THIS IS UNCONSCIONABLE. AND IT SUGGESTS THAT THE OFFICE IS UNDERFUNDED AND UNDERSTAFFED. BECAUSE THERE IS A LONG HISTORY OF A CULTURE OF CARE THAT I HAVE EMPHASIZED AND THERE’S NO REASON FOR THAT TO BE COMPROMISED.>>Reporter: CBC NEWS HAS LEARNED THAT THE MEDICAL EXAMINER’S OFFICE TOOK THE UNUSUAL STEP OF RENTING THE TRAILER BECAUSE IT RAN OUT OF SPACE. INTERNAL EMAILS SHOW THAT THE STAFF RAISED CONCERNS WITH THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER DR. ELIZABETH BROOKS-LIM. LAST WEEK AN EMPLOYEE TOLD HER “I FEEL THAT THIS MIGHT NOT BE SOMETHING THAT FAMILIES WILL FIND ACCEPTABLE. HOW DO I APPROACH THIS WHEN SPEAKING TO FAMILIES?” SHE RESPONDED, “THE FLOOR IS CLEAN, THE BODIES WILL BE IN BODY BAGS AND THE FAMILIES DO NOT NEED TO BE INFORMED OF THE STORAGE PROCEDURES.” LATE TODAY THE ALBERTA JUSTICE SAID, “FIRST AND FOREMOST, WE EXTEND OUR APOLOGIES TO ALL FAMILIES WHO ENTRUST THEIR LOVED ONES TO US. A CONTINGENCY PLAN WAS IMPLEMENTED LATE LAST WEEK TO MANAGE AN UNUSUALLY HIGH NUMBER OF NEW DEATH CASES.” THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT STEPS ARE BEING TAKEN TO ENSURE DIGNITY AND RESPECT, BUT THE OPPOSITION N.D.P. SAID THAT MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE.>>WHO AUTHORIZED THIS DECISION? WHY DID THEY NOT LISTEN TO THE CONCERNS THAT WERE RAISED BY STAFF IN THE OFFICE WHO IDENTIFIED THAT THIS WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED A REAL INDIGNITY BY THE FAMILIES AND THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE SYSTEM?>>Reporter: SHEPARD CALLED ALSO ON THE GOVERNMENT OF PREMIER JASON KENNEY, IF NECESSARY, TO INCREASE FUNDING TO ENSURE THAT THE DEAD IN ALBERTA ARE NEVER AGAIN TREATED THIS WAY. CHARLES RUSNELL, CBC NEWS, EDMONTON.>>Andrew: A QUÉBEC JUDGE HAS STRUCK DOWN PART OF THE LAWS THAT GOVERN ASSISTED DYING BECAUSE THEY’RE TOO RESTRICTIVE. AS ALISON NORTHCOTT TELLS US, THE IMPACT COULD BE FELT ACROSS THE COUNTRY.>>Reporter: SIMPLE THINGS LIKE MOVING AROUND HER APARTMENT OR TAKING A SINGLE BREATH HAVE BECOME SO DIFFICULT FOR NICOLE GLADUE.>>I’M TRYING TO LIVE WITH HOPE BUT AT THE SAME TIME TRYING TO AVOID DESPERATION.>>Reporter: GLADU IS ONE OF THE PLASTICS WHO CHALLENGED THE QUÉBEC AND MEDICAL LAWS ON MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND DYING. SHE HAS POST-POLIO SYNDROME AND SCOLIOSIS. IN AN INTERVIEW LAST MONTH SHE SAID SHE DIDN’T QUALIFY FOR AN ASSISTED DEATH BECAUSE HER NATURAL DEATH IS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE AS THE FEDERAL LAW STIPULATES.>>THIS IS UNDEFINABLE.>>Reporter: TODAY’S RULING FOUND PARTS OF BOTH LAWS ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. THAT REQUIRING A PERSON BEING NEAR THE END OF THEIR LIFE VIOLATES THE PLAINTIFF’S RIGHTS TO LIBERTY AND SECURITY. THE JUDGE SUSPENDED HER RULING FOR SIX MONTHS TO GIVE THE GOVERNMENT TIME TO CHANGE THEIR LAWS.>>THIS IS A HIKE THAT WE WENT ON.>>Reporter: HEATHER ROSS’ HUSBAND DIED IN 2017. HE HAD A SEVERE FORM OF PARKINSONS AND HAD TO FIGHT FOR MEDICAL AID IN DYING BECAUSE HIS DEATH WASN’T IMMINENT.>>I’M GRATEFUL AND THANKFUL AND I KNOW THAT MY HUSBAND WOULD BE. HE HAD ASKED ME BEFORE HE DIED TO TRY TO ADVOCATE AND TO TRY TO CHANGE THE LAW SO THAT PEOPLE DON’T SUFFER AS MUCH AS HE DID.>>Reporter: THE PLAINTIFFS IN THIS CASE DIDN’T COMMENT TODAY BUT THEIR LAWYER DID.>>YOU COULD SEE THAT THEY WERE SUFFERING. AND THERE’S A NEW HOPE.>>Reporter: OTHERS HOPE THAT THE GOVERNMENT APPEALS THE RULING.>>THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF THE QUÉBEC LAW AND THE FEDERAL LAW WAS TO TRY AND HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE NEAR DEATH TO HAVE AN EASIER DEATH, NOT TO HAVE A DEATH WISH TO COME AT A PREMATURE TIME.>>Reporter: BOTH GOVERNMENTS SAY THEY WILL REVIEW THE DECISION. FOR NOW THE RULING GIVES THEM BOTH AN EXEMPTION SO THEY CAN APPLY FOR ASSISTED DEATH IMMEDIATELY. ALISON NORTHCOTT, CBC NEWS, MONTRÉAL.>>Andrew: DO STICK AROUND, WE’RE BACK IN TWO MINUTES WITH IAN AND DEVELOPING NEWS.>>>PLUS, A TIGHT SQUEEZE IN ONTARIO CLASSROOMS. WHY STUDENTS ARE CONCERNED. IS IT A SIGN OF WHAT IS TO COME?>>>LATER, SHE’S BACK, BIANCA ANDREESCU RETURNS TO C>>Andrew: WELCOME BACK. LET’S GET YOU TO OUR NATIONAL NEWSROOM IN VANCOUVER WHERE IAN IS WATCHING DEVELOPING NEWS FIRST TONIGHT.>>Ian: ANDREW, LET’S BEGIN WITH IMRAIKING NEWS OUT OF MONTRÉAL. AN N.D.P. CANDIDATE HAS RESIGNED AFTER BEING ACCUSED OF ASSAULT BY HIS FORMER SPOUSE. HIS RIDING IS IN SOUTHWEST MONTRÉAL. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH CBC NEWS HIS FORMER WIFE ALLEGES THAT HE WAS PHYSICALLY ABUSIVE DURING THEIR RELATIONSHIP. ABOUT AN HOUR ANOTHER MATHIEU POSTED HIS RESIGNATION ON THE PARTY’S FACEBOOK PAGE BUT DENIED ANY WRONGDOING.>>>ONTARIO’S POLICE WATCHDOG IS INVESTIGATING AFTER A MAN DIED AFTER PEEL TO LOSE USED A STUN GUN. POLICE WERE RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC CALL LAST NIGHT IN MISSISSAUGA AND THEY HAD AN INTERACTION WITH THE 34-YEAR-OLD MAN AND HE COLLAPSED AND HE WAS RUSHED TO HOSPITAL WHERE HE LATER DIED.>>>IN THE MARITIMES, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE STILL IN THE DARK FOUR DAYS AFTER DORIAN PUMMELLED THE REGION.>>WE DIDN’T EXPECT THIS TO TODAY. WE THOUGHT THAT WE’D BE UP AND RUNNING AND BOOMING BUSINESS, BUT THAT’S NOT THE WAY THAT IT IS TODAY.>>Ian: IN NOVA SCOTIA, WHERE IT IS 11:19 RIGHT NOW, MORE THAN 40,000 CUSTOMERS ARE STILL WITHOUT POWER. THERE ARE THOUSANDS MORE ON P.E.I. AND IN NEW BRUNSWICK. OFFICIALS HOPE TO HAVE POWER COMPLETELY RESTORED BY THIS WEEKEND.>>>AND WE STILL DON’T KNOW THE MAGNITUDE OF DORIAN’S IMPACT IN THE BAHAMAS. OFFICIALS NOW SAY THAT 2,500 PEOPLE ARE STILL CONSIDERED MISSING MORE THAN A WEEK AFTER THE STORM HIT. SO FAR 50 DEATHS HAVE BEEN LINKED TO THE STORM BUT OFFICIALS WARN THAT WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY RISE.>>>A NEW SAFETY WARNING ABOUT CHARGING PHONES AND OTHER DEVICES. I’LL BE BACK WITH THAT IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES.>>Andrew: JUST DAYS INTO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR AND ONTARIO’S HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE ALREADY FEELING THE SQUEEZE. SOME CLASSROOMS ARE MORE CROWDED THAN EVER, AND THE FEAR IS THAT IT COULD GET EVEN WORSE. CHRISTINE BIRAK EXPLAINS.>>Reporter: HOW MANY ARE TOO MANY?>>THERE’S 40 KIDS IN MY CLASS.>>IT’S KIND OF HARD TO TEACH 38 PEOPLE. LIKE, I COULDN’T DO THAT. THAT’S KIND OF TOUGH.>>Reporter: OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS, ONTARIO PREMIER DOUG FORD IS INCREASING CLASS SIZES FOR SOME ELEMENTARY GRADES AND ALL SECONDARY SCHOOLS. TAKING THE NUMBER FROM 22 TO AN AVERAGE OF 28. ALL TOLD, ELIMINATING ABOUT 3,500 TEACHERS AND SAVING MORE THAN $850 MILLION. BUT CANADA’S LARGEST SCHOOL BOARD SAYS THAT PACKED CLASSROOMS IN SEPTEMBER ISN’T THE PROBLEM.>>THAT HAPPENS EVERY SINGLE YEAR. AGAIN THOUGH IT’S TOO EARLY TO SAY IF ANY OF THE PROVINCIAL CHANGES HAD ANY IMPACT ON THAT.>>Reporter: BUT THE UNION REPRESENTING ONTARIO HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS SAYS THAT OVERCROWDING IS JUST THE BEGINNING.>>THIS IS YEAR ONE OF A MARCH TOWARDS A TRULY DECIMATED PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM IN ONTARIO.>>Reporter: PROJECTIONS MADE BY THE TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD PAINT A BLEAK TEACHER. — PICTURE. FEWER TEACHERS MEAN THAT HUNDREDS OF HIGH SCHOOL COURSES ARE BEING CANCELLED, WHILE OTHERS ARE CONTINUING WITH LARGER CLASS SIZES.>>FOR GRADE 12 CHEMISTRY, HANDS ON LAB, IT WILL BE TOO DANGEROUS GIVEN THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS.>>Reporter: THIS PARENT LIANA SALVADOR-WATTS SET UP A HASHTAG #TRACKTHECUT.>>THE COMMON THEME THAT WE’RE HEARING IS THAT IT’S CHAOTIC, IT’S STRESSFUL FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AND PARENTS.>>Reporter: LEAVING SOME STUDENTS WORRIED ABOUT WHAT’S COMING NEXT.>>I CAN’T TAKE THE COURSES THAT I WANT AS WELL AS THERE’S A LOT MORE KIDS IN MY OTHER CLASSES. AND IT’S HARD FOR ME TO GET HELP. AND IT’S HARD FOR ME TO FOCUS.>>Reporter: THE EDUCATION MINISTER WASN’T AVAILABLE FOR AN INTERVIEW TODAY. BUT THE GOVERNMENT’S CUTS ARE AT THE CENTRE OF COMPLEX CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN VARIOUS TEACHERS, SCHOOL BOARDS, AND THE PROVINCE. AS IT STANDS, MANY AREN’T OPTIMISTIC THAT THIS SCHOOL YEAR WILL LAST WITHOUT SOME SORT OF STRIKE OR LOCKOUT ACTION. CHRISTINE BIRAK, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: MEANTIME, CLASS OVERCROWDING IS A KEY ISSUE FOR ONTARIO’S ELEMENTARY SCHOOLTEACHERS AS THEY CONTINUE CONTRACT TALKS WITH THE PROVINCE. TODAY THEIR UNION ANNOUNCED PLANS FOR A STRIKE VOTE.>>>TIME FOR A QUICK BREAK. WHEN WE COME BACK…>>>THE LEADERS, OF COURSE, HAVE HIT THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL SO WE HAVE CALLED IN “AT ISSUE” FOR A SPECIAL EDITION. ROSIE IS NEXT WITH ANDREW, CHANTAL AND ALTHIA.>>>LATER, WE TAKE OUR VOTERS CHAIR TO BATTLEGROUND ONTARIO TO (*)>>Rosemary: DAY ONE OF THE 2019 FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN IS ALREADY COMING TO A CLOSE. AND ALREADY SOME BIG ISSUES HAVE MADE THEIR WAY TO THE TOP OF THE AGENDA. WHO BETTER TO UNPACK THE 40-DAY STRETCH THAN “AT ISSUE”? WE’LL SEE THEM A LOT. CHANTAL HEBERT IS IN MONTRÉAL AND ANDREW COYNE IS IN TORONTO AND ALTHIA RAJ IS IN TORONTO TONIGHT. LET’S START WITH SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT DOMINATED DAY ONE BECAUSE OF THE “GLOBE & MAIL” STORY ABOUT THE RCMP LOOKING INTO — DOING FURTHER TALKS OR INTERVIEWS WITH SOME OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE SNC-LAVALIN AFFAIR. LET ME SHOW YOU A LITTLE BIT OF HOW JUSTIN TRUDEAU RESPONDED TO THOSE QUESTIONS TODAY.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WE GAVE OUT THE LARGEST AND MOST EXPANSIVE WAIVER OF CABINET CONFIDENCE IN CANADA’S HISTORY.>>Rosemary: THAT WAS ALL HE SAID IN RESPONSE TO A QUESTION ABOUT THE WAIVER THAT HE GAVE, LISTING CABINET CONFIDENTIALITY. HERE’S WHAT ANDREW SCHEER HAD TO SAY EARLY THIS MORNING…>>The Hon. Andrew Scheer: HE HAS LOOKED CANADIANS IN THE EYE AND SAID THINGS THAT HE KNEW WAS NOT TRUE. AND WE MADE THE CASE THAT HE HAS LOST THE MORAL AUTHORITY TO>>Rosemary: THIS HAPPENS AS THE “GLOBE & MAIL” SAYS, WILSON-RAYBOULD WAS INTERVIEWED BY THE RCMP JUST YESTERDAY. CHANTAL, WHAT DO WE MAKE WITH THE FACT THAT THIS IS BACK IN THE HEADLINES AND THIS IS HOW WE’RE STARTING DAY ONE OF THE CAMPAIGN?>>I THINK THAT IT FORCED EVERYONE, BUT ESPECIALLY THE CONSERVATIVES AND THE LIBERALS, OFF SCRIPT. IN THE SENSE THIS IS NOT WHAT THEY PREPARED FOR. I DON’T THINK THEY PLANNED TO HAVE SPENT ANY PART OF TODAY ON SNC-LAVALIN BECAUSE THEY FELT THAT THEY HAD PUSHED THAT ENVELOPE AS FAR AS IT COULD GO. AND I STILL BELIEVE THAT IS THE CASE EXCEPT THE EVENTS DO WHAT THEY DO. AND I THINK THAT FOR BOTH OF THEM, ESPECIALLY MR. TRUDEAU, WHO WANTED A CLEAN LAUNCH AND DIDN’T GET IT OUT OF IT, IT’S A WASTED CAMPAIGN DAY.>>Rosemary: AND IT’S PROBABLY TELLING, ANDREW, THAT — I MEAN, PART OF THE WAY THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU WAS TRYING TO SHUT IT DOWN WAS KEEPING THOSE ANSWERS TO A SENTENCE WHEN HE WAS ASKED ANY QUESTION IN HOPES THAT WOULD BE THE END OF IT. AND PRESUMABLY IT WOULD HAVE, HAD WE NOT BEEN TOLD THIS INFORMATION BY “THE GLOBE” TONIGHT?>>WELL, HE NEVER LOOKS GOOD WHEN HE’S DISCUSSING THIS ISSUE FOR WHATEVER REASON. AND WHEN YOU RETREAT INTO CANNED TALKING POINTS AND NOT PARTICULARLY CONVINCING ONES, I.E., THE CLERK OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL MADE A DECISION, WHEN IT IS ABSOLUTELY UP TO THE PRIME MINISTER TO DECIDE TO WAIVE THAT CONFIDENTIAL AGREEMENT, AND IF THE RCMP IS INVOLVED IT’S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT SITUATION THAN WE MIGHT HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY. IF THE RCMP IS INVOLVED IT’S BECAUSE THEY THINK THAT THERE’S AT LEAST A POSSIBILITY THAT A CRIME WAS COMMITTED. IF THERE WAS A POSSIBILITY THAT A CRIME WAS COMMITTED, SURELY TO GOD WE WOULD WANT TO HAVE ALL OF THE EVIDENCE AVAILABLE TO THE RCMP. MAYBE EXONERATING EVERYONE INVOLVED BUT WE WOULD WANT TO HAVE ALL OF THE EVIDENCE INVOLVED. SO THE QUESTION BECOMES, WHY ON EARTH WON’T HE ALLOW THAT CONFIDENTIALITY REQUIREMENT TO BE WAIVED? I DON’T THINK THAT ISSUE WILL GO AWAY, ACTUALLY.>>Rosemary: NO BOTTOM BUT IT’S UNCLEAR TO ME STILL AT THE END OF THIS DAY, ALTHIA, WHO IT HAS TO BE WAIVED FOR, WHO IT DOESN’T APPLY TO — WHAT MORE WE NEED TO — I HAVE QUESTIONS AFTER TODAY ABOUT HOW THAT APPLIES. YOU KNOW, AND MAYBE I WON’T GET THE ANSWERS TO THOSE QUESTIONS. BUT HOW DO YOU THINK THAT THE DAY UNFOLDED?>>WELL, I AGREE THAT THERE’S A LOT OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. LIKE, IT’S UNCLEAR WHAT DOES JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD OR JANE PHILPOTT WANT TODAY, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO TALK ABOUT, OR WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES DO THEY WANT TO SHED LIGHT ON WHAT THEY’RE UNABLE TO TALK ABOUT BECAUSE OF THE LIMITS OF THIS CABINET CONFIDENCE WAIVER. THAT BEING SAID, I AGREE WITH CHANTAL THAT THIS COMPLETELY THWARTED BOTH THE CONSERVATIVES AND THE LIBERALS’ CAMPAIGNS ON DAY ONE. THE PRIME MINISTER IS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA THIS EVENING. HE’S GOING TO BE IN VICTORIA TOMORROW, HOLDING MEDIA AVAILABILITY. PROBABLY THE REPORTERS THERE WON’T BE ASKING ABOUT THE POLICY ANNOUNCEMENTS THAT THE LIBERALS WANT TO MAKE, THEY’LL BE ASKING ABOUT JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD WHO HAS HER RIDING JUST ACROSS THE WATER IN VANCOUVER-GRENVILLE WHAT SHE SAID TO “THE GLOBE” AND THAT MEANS THAT AGAIN THE PRIME MINISTER IS ANSWERING QUESTIONS ON THINGS THAT HE’S REALLY TRYING TO — YOU KNOW, WITH THE SHORT ANSWERS STARVE IT OF OXYGEN. IF WE RECALL THAT WHEN THE CONSERVATIVES BACK IN THE SPRING STARTED PEAKING IT WAS BECAUSE OF THE SNC-LAVALIN AFFAIR. AND THAT’S CLEARLY WHERE THE TORIES WANT TO GO. BUT IT’S INTERESTING THAT, YOU KNOW, TROIS-RIVIÉRES WAS PROBABLY NOT THE PLACE TO HAVE THIS CONVERSATION TODAY.>>I’M NOT CONVINCED — I AM NOT CONVINCED — I AM NOT CONVINCED AT ALL THAT IS WHERE THE CONSERVATIVES EITHER WANT TO GO OR SHOULD GO. BECAUSE IF THEY WERE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GRAB BACK THAT — THAT PEAK MOMENT THAT THEY HAD IN THE SPRING, IT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED OR AT LEAST SOME FORM OF IT WHEN THE ETHICS COMMISSIONER REPORTED. I WOULD ALSO CAUTION, AND I GUESS THAT THE RCMP WOULD CAUTION ITSELF ABOUT GOING ABOUT THE CRIME THING HAVING WATCHED THE KIND OF CATASTROPHE THAT THE RCMP RAN ITSELF INTO WITH THE MIKE DUFFY AFFAIR. WHERE BIG WORDS WERE ALSO USED, ONLY FOR EGG TO BE ON THE FACE OF POLICE. SO, YES, WE CAN HAVE THIS. I KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE IN OTTAWA WHO ARE SAYING, WELL, THIS, YOU KNOW, THIS IS BECOMING A CONVERSATION AMONGST PEOPLE WHO ARE INTO THIS STORY. IT COULD BE THAT BOTH THE LIBERALS BUT ALSO THE CONSERVATIVES WILL BE TESTING THE PATIENCE OF VOTERS. IF THAT IS WHERE THIS STORY, ALONG WITH THE MEDIA, IS GOING TO TAKE THE ELECTION FOR THE FIRST WEEK.>>Rosemary: OKAY, ANDREW, LAST POINT AND THEN I’LL CHANGE TOPICS. GO AHEAD.>>WE HEARD IT IN THE SPRING AS WELL AND IT DIDN’T PROVE TO BE THE CASE. IT DID TEND TO HAVE LEGS. I AGREE THAT IF YOU’RE THE CONSERVATIVES YOU DON’T WANT TO SPEND ALL OF YOUR TIME ON THIS SPECIFIC ISSUE. BUT IT HAS RESONANCE BEYOND THE DETAILS OF SNC-LAVALIN. IT HAS ISSUES — IT HAS RELEVANCE AND RESONANCE WITH REGARD TO THE PRIME MINISTER’S PERSONAL CREDIBILITY AND THAT CAN BE VERY DAMAGING TO THE LIBERALS. AND IT ALSO HAS RELEVANCE AND RESONANCE WHEN WE TALK ABOUT ONE OF THE TORY MESSAGES WHICH IS THAT SOMEHOW — YOU KNOW, THAT THE SYSTEM IS RIGGED, THAT THE WELL-CONNECTED GET AHEAD AND YOU FOLKS DON’T. IT PLAYS TO THAT CONSTITUENCY AS WELL.>>Rosemary: OKAY, SO I’LL PUT THAT ON PAUSE. AND, REALLY, THE REASON THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT IT IS BECAUSE IT’S IN THE HEADLINES, AND I DON’T KNOW HOW LONG IT WILL LAST. BUT ANOTHER TOPIC WHICH ALSO IS AN IMPORTANT ONE THAT SORT OF TOOK PART OF THE FIRST DAY OF THE ELECTION WAS QUÉBEC’S SECULARIM BILL, LAW 21, BILL 21. HAVE A LISTEN TO WHAT THREE CONSERVATIVES, THE LIBERALS AND THE N.D.P. HAD TO SAY ABOUT THAT.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING VERY CLOSELY THE PROCESS AND CONSIDERING THE FEDERAL POTENTIAL ACTIONS. AND AT THIS TIME I FEEL THAT IT WOULD BE COUNTERPRODUCTIVE FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ENGAGE IN THIS PROCESS.>>The Hon. Andrew Scheer: I HAVE MADE MY VIEWS ON BILL 21 KNOWN. IT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT OUR GOVERNMENT, OUR PARTY WOULD EVER CONSIDER AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL.>>I AM HOPING THAT MY PRESENCE IN QUÉBEC AS SOMEONE WHO CLEARLY HAS A TURBAN, HAS A BEARD, AND NICE LONG HAIR AS WELL, IS A WAY TO SHOW PEOPLE THAT, LISTEN, I BELIEVE IN FIGHTING FOR YOUR IDENTITY. IDENTITY.>>Rosemary: SO LATER TODAY THE QUÉBEC PREMIER, PREMIER LEGAULT, CALLED ON FEDERAL LEADERS TO SAY THEY WOULDN’T BE INVOLVED IN ANY FEDERAL CHALLENGES ON THIS. ALTHIA, DO YOU THINK THAT THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT WILL HAVE LEGS, THAT WE’LL KEEP TALKING ABOUT THROUGH THE CAMPAIGN?>>ABSOLUTELY. I THINK THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE THE NIQAB ISSUE FROM THE 2015 CAMPAIGN. WHEREAS THE PARTIES ARE FORCED, LYME I’M SURE THAT ALL MUCH THE PARTY LEADERS WILL BE ASKED FOR THEIR POSITION IF THEY WOULD EVER — IF THEY’D LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN TO APPEALING THIS. OR IF THEY’D FIRMLY SHUT IT DOWN, WHICH WE HAD PREVIOUSLY HEARD FROM THE TORIES. I DON’T KNOW IF THEY STILL HAVE THAT POSITION OR NOT. WHERE SOMETIMES THE LEADER’S POSITION, YOU THINK THAT YOU MIGHT KNOW IT IN QUÉBEC OR REST OF THE COUNTRY AND THEN YOU REALIZE THAT THE POSITION IS PERHAPS NOT WHAT YOU THOUGHT. WE SAW THAT WITH MR. MULCAIR AND THE N.D.P. CANDIDATES THAT WERE NOT SINGING FROM THE SAME SONGBOOK AND THAT REALLY HURT THE N.D.P. IN 2015. I THINK IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO HURT THE CONSERVATIVES. LESS SO THE N.D.P. BUT, YOU KNOW, A BIG BOOST TO THE BLOC WHICH REALLY BELIEVES THAT OTTAWA SHOULD BUTT OUT. AND THE PRIME MINISTER LEFT THE DOOR OPEN WHICH IS SMART TACTICALLY, I THINK.>>I DON’T DISAGREE THAT THE LIBERALS’ TAKE ON THIS TODAY WAS PROBABLY THE RIGHT PLACE TO BE NATIONWIDE. BUT IT’S NOT NECESSARILY A GREAT DAY WHEN YOU DRAW FRANÇOIS LEGAULT OUT TO ASK YOU TO CEASE AND DESIST ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE CAMPAIGN. NOW THAT BEING SAID, WITH ANDREW SCHEER DID SAY IN HIS NEWS CONFERENCE IN RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS, THAT THE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WOULD NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE CHALLENGE OF BILL 21. AND JAGMEET SINGH HAS INSISTED THAT HE DISLIKES THE BILL INTENSELY AND YOU HEARD WHAT HE HAD TO SAY, BUT THAT HE BELIEVES THAT IT WAS THE PREROGATIVE OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. SO SO FAR IT LOOKS THAT THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS LEFT THE DOOR OPEN TO PARTICIPATING EVENTUALLY IN A COURT CASE IS JUSTIN TRUDEAU.>>Rosemary: AND, ANDREW, DOES HE HAVE ANY CHOICE BUT TO LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN, GIVEN HOW HE HAS PRESENTED HIMSELF ON THESE ISSUES IN THE PAST?>>YEAH, I’M GRADING ON A CURVE HERE, BUT HE WAS BY FAR THE BEST RESPONSE AMONG THE PARTY LEADERS. IT IS TO THEIR COLLECTIVE SHAME THEY HAVE NOT BEEN STRONGER ON THIS. THIS IS A REAL CHALLENGE TO I THINK OUR MORAL IDENTITY AS A PEOPLE IN CANADA, THAT IF WE’RE GOING TO SIT BY AND SIMPLY SAY IT’S NONE OF OUR AFFAIR IF ANY PROVINCE DECIDES TO ESSENTIALLY SEGREGATE THEIR PUBLIC SERVICE BY RELIGION AND, LET’S BE FRANK, EFFECTIVELY BY RACE, THAT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD REALLY BE TOLERATING AS A COUNTRY. I GRANT THAT ALL OF THE LEADERS ARE TIP-TOEING AROUND THIS BECAUSE THEY WANT TO WIN SEATS IN QUÉBEC AND IT IS POPULAR IN THE PROVINCE. BUT AT LEAST THE PRIME MINISTER WAS WILLING TO SAY HE OPENED THE POSSIBILITY OF A FEDERAL INTERVENTION. THAT WAS CERTAINLY BETTER THAN NOTHING.>>Rosemary: I’LL LEAVE WITH ONE THOUGHT FROM YOU ALL. I DON’T WANT IT LONG, BUT WHETHER THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT SURPRISED YOU TODAY OR SOMETHING THAT YOU SAID TO YOURSELF, OKAY, WELL, I’M GOING TO WATCH THAT CLOSELY, THIS IS GOING TO SHAPE THE NEXT 40 DAYS. MAYBE IT’S THE THING THAT WE TALKED ABOUT OR NOT. ALTHIA?>>I THOUGHT THAT THE GREEN CAMPAIGN WOULD BE PERHAPS A LITTLE BIT MORE PROFESSIONAL OFF THE TOP. THEY HAD THEIR OWN CURVEBALL WITH COMMENTS ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT HE’S A SEPARATIST AND WHETHER OR NOT THE N.D.P. — SORRY, THE GREEN PARTY — MAKES ROOM FOR A SEPARATIST MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT. AND MISS MAY’S ANSWER ON THAT QUESTION WAS A BIT WISHY WASHY AND DIDN’T ALIGN WITH WHAT THE PARTY HAD SAID THE DAY BEFORE.>>Rosemary: ANDREW?>>I WAS STRUCK BY HOW WEAK BOTH TRUDEAU’S AND SCHEER’S RESPONSE TO “THE GLOBE” STORY ON SNC-LAVALIN WAS. GRANTED IT CAME OUT LAST NIGHT BUT IT GAVE THEM SEVERAL HOURS TO PREPARE. AND NEITHER OF THEM WERE PARTICULARLY STRONG OR IMPRESSIVE IN THEIR RESPONSES TO IT.>>Rosemary: CHANTAL?>>I THOUGHT THAT THE N.D.P. LAUNCH WAS ON POINT, AND PROBABLY MORE OF THE KIND OF DISCOURSE THAT PEOPLE WOULD HAVE EXPECTED FROM THE GREENS, THE CONSERVATIVES AND THE LIBERALS, WHO I THOUGHT THAT WASTED THEIR LAUNCH. AND LOOKING AT IT FROM THIS PROVINCE, I THINK THAT THE BLOC QUÉBECOIS NOT ONLY BY ITS OWN DEVICES BUT BECAUSE OF THE OTHERS HAD A GREAT DAY.>>Rosemary: THANK YOU ALL AND I’LL SEE YOU TOMORROW NIGHT. BEFORE WE GO, BE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE TO “AT ISSUE” — CHANTAL HAS TO COME BACK — “AT ISSUE” THE PODCAST EDITION. LOOK FOR IT ON iTUNES AND ANY MAJOR PODCAST APP. OUR WEBSITE CBCNEWS.CA/THENATIONAL, AND ALSO EVERY THURSDAY YOU CAN CHECK OUT “PARTY LINES,” AND IT’S THE NEW PODCAST WITH ELAMIN ABDELMAHMOUD AND MYSELF. WE’VE GOT A NEW EPISODE OUT THAT WE RECORDED TODAY AND IT DROPS TOMORROW. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT.>>>LATER THIS HOUR WE’LL TAKE THE VOTERS CHAIR OUT TO THE 905. (*)>>Andrew: LOTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO. AND UP NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>BIANCA IS BACK.>>OH, DRAKE MESSAGED ME BY THE WAY.>>Andrew: NOT A BAD WELCOME HOME FOR A CHAMPION. THAT STORY IS IN TWO MINUTES. (*)>>Andrew: FOR BIANCA ANDREESCU THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. THE GRAND SLAM CHAMPION IS BACK IN CANADA AND LOOKING FORWARD TO SOME REST AND HER NEXT CHALLENGE. AND AS DEVIN HEROUX TELLS US, SHE’S ALSO TAKING TIME TO BASK IN HER NEWFOUND STARDOM.>>SO HAPPY TO BE HERE. HI, EVERYONE.>>Reporter: SHE LEFT AS A TEEN FOR THE U.S. OPEN AND TODAY BIANCA ANDREESCU IS RETURNING AS CANADA’S TENNIS QUEEN.>>I’VE BEEN GETTING MORE RECOGNISED THAN USUAL.>>Reporter: SHE’S THE FACE OF TENNIS IN THIS COUNTRY NOW. NEW BANNERS ALREADY UP AT TENNIS CANADA HEADQUARTERS IN TORONTO. AND SHE WAS A TOAST OF LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOWS.>>ANYONE WHO YOU HAVEN’T HEARD FROM YET?>>DRIZZY. CHAMPAGNE POSSE, I’M WAITING FOR YOU.>>AND DRAKE WAS LISTENING.>>HE’S LIKE, HERE I AM, SMILEY FACE, CONGRATS. WE ARE ALL SO PROUD OF YOU.>>Reporter: IT’S BEEN ROCK STAR TREATMENT FOR THE 19-YEAR-OLD.>>NO NEED TO GO THROUGH CUSTOMS OR SECURITY.>>Reporter: FOR MORE THAN 30 MINUTES SHE ANSWERED QUESTIONS TODAY, RANGING FROM WHAT SHE WAS LISTENING TO IN THE TUNNEL MOMENTS BEFORE THE BIGGEST MATCH OF HER LIFE.>>I WAS LISTENING TO HOT GIRLS SUMMER. * IT’S A HOT GIRLS SUMMER [laughter]>>BY MEGAN STALLION AND IT GETS ME PRETTY PUMPED UP. ME PRETTY PUMPED UP.>>Reporter: TOO, AND SHE’S THINKING AHEAD TO TOKYO.>>I’M THINKING OF PLAYING THE OLYMPICS FOR A COUPLE YEARS.>>Reporter: AND WHAT ABOUT A CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE?>>YEAH, WHY NOT? THAT WOULD BE REALLY COOL.>>Reporter: ANDREESCU EVEN ANSWERED A QUESTION IN ROMANIAN.>>[SPEAKING ROMANIAN]>>Reporter: HER PARENTS’ FIRST LANGUAGE. GLOBAL APPEAL TAKING THE TENNIS WORLD BY STORM.>>HOPEFULLY AFTER TODAY I CAN GET A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP IN MY BED AT HOME. THERE’S REALLY NO PLACE LIKE HOME.>>Reporter: ONLY NOW CATCHING HER BREATH. DEVIN HEROUX, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: IT IS ABSOLUTELY JAW-DROPPING TO THINK HOW MUCH ANDREESCU HAS ACCOMPLISHED IN SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.>>AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR I WANTED TO CRACK THE TOP 100, BUT I GUESS THAT I HAVE TO START SETTING NEW GOALS A BIT HIGHER.>>Andrew: KEEP IN MIND THAT SHE’S ONLY 19 AND ALREADY ON TOP OF THE TENNIS WORLD. SO HERE’S THE QUESTION THAT WE HAD — WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO CREATE A CHAMPION? THAT WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF OUR FRIDAY NIGHT PANEL FEATURING SOMEONE WHO KNOWS FIRSTHAND, CANADA’S OLYMPIC CHEF de MISSION FOR TOKYO 2020. MARTY McBEAN.>>I THINK THAT THE THING THAT BIANCA IS REALLY GOOD AT MANAGING IS CLEARLY SHE HAS TRAINED FOR ADVERSITY.>>Andrew: YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT. THAT’S COMING UP THIS FRIDAY ON “THE NATIONAL.”>>>BUT, IAN IS NEXT WITH MORE DEVELOPING NEWS.>>>AND, LATER, THE FEDERAL PARTIES WANT YOUR VOTE. SO WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES?>>MY NAME IS RASHAW.>>MY NAME IS JESSICA SILVA.>>MY NAME IS JONATHAN COX.>>MY MAIN CONCERN IS THE FIRST NATIONS.>>MY MAIN CONCERN IS CANADA’S RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE.>>MY CONCERNS ARE FINANCIAL STABILITY.>>I VOTE BECAUSE REPRESENTATION IS IMPORTANT.>>I VOTE BECAUSE IT’S MY RIGHT TO DO SO.>>I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY HEAR FROM PEOPLE LIKE ME TOO. (*)>>I’M JAYME POISSON AND TOMORROW ON CBC’S DAILY NEWS PODCAST “FRONTBURNER” WE TALK ABOUT MARGARET ATWOOD’S BRAND NEW AND MUCH ANTICIPATED NOVEL “THE TESTAMENT” AND WHY IT’S SO RELEVANT IN 2019. SUBSCRIBE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS.>>Ian: WELCOME BACK TO OUR NATIONAL NEWSROOM IN VANCOUVER. PURDUE PHARMA HAS SETTLED THOUSANDS OF OPIOID CASES, BUT THE LANDMARK LEGAL ISSUE IS FAR FROM OVER. ROUGHLY HALF OF THE STATES INVOLVED AND MORE THAN 2,000 LOCAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE AGREED TO THE DEAL WORTH AS MUCH AS $12 BILLION. THE DEAL WOULD HAVE THE OxyContin MAKER FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY AND REQUIRE THE SACKLER FAMILY TO GIVE UP OWNERSHIP. BUT THERE ARE MANY STATES THAT ARE NOT CLOSE TO REACHING AN AGREEMENT.>>>THE U.S. COAST GUARD HAS ISSUED A WARNING ABOUT CHARGING LITHIUM BATTERIES AFTER LAST WEEK’S DEADLY FIRE ON A SHIP NEAR CALIFORNIA. THE CAUSE OF THE EARLY MORNING BLAZE THAT KILLED 34 PEOPLE HASN’T BEEN DETERMINED, BUT A DOCUMENT SUGGESTS THAT THE FIRE WAS POSSIBLY IGNITED BY ELECTRONICS BEING CHARGED IN THE SLEEPING QUARTERS. THE OFFICIALS SAY THAT COMMERCIAL BOAT OPERATORS SHOULD LOOK TO REDUCE THE POTENTIAL HAZARDS FROM LITHIUM BATTERIES, POWER STRIPS AND EXTENSION CORDS ON BOARD.>>>AND MEMORIALS WERE HELD ACROSS THE UNITED STATES TODAY MARKING 18 YEARS SINCE THE SEPTEMBER 11TH TERRORIST ATTACKS. (*) HUNDREDS GATHERED AT THE SITE WHERE THE TWIN TOWERS ONCE STOOD IN NEW YORK CITY FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE AND A READING OF THE VICTIMS’ NAMES. ANOTHER CEREMONY WAS HELD WHERE FLIGHT 93 WENT DOWN. THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY ATTENDED A WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY AT THE PENTAGON. AND CONGRESS SANG “GOD BLESS AMERICA” ON THE STEPS OF THE U.S. CAPITOL.>>>WHEN WE COME BACK IT’S YOUR VOTE, SO WHAT’S YOUR PRIORITY? WE HIT THE ROAD WITH THE VOTER CHAIR. FIRST STOP, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BATTLEGROU>>Rosemary: WELCOME BACK TO PARLIAMENT HILL HERE IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL. ISN’T IT BEAUTIFUL? THE FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN IS NOW OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY WHICH MEANS THAT THE PARTIES HAVE REALLY LESS THAN SIX WEEKS NOW TO TRY TO WIN YOUR VOTE. AND ALREADY WE ARE HEARING FROM CANADIANS FROM COAST-TO-COAST-TO-COAST ABOUT THE ISSUES THAT MATTER MOST TO THEM AND THEIR COMMUNITIES.>>I’M JIM AND I LIVE IN ROSETOWN, SASKATCHEWAN. I HAVE BEEN FARMING HERE FOR 34 YEARS. WHEN I LOOK AT THE CANDIDATES, I REALLY KIND OF WONDER IF THEY TRULY UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION FOR GRAIN FARMERS, BECAUSE IT’S COST US $4 BILLION SO FAR.>>I’M LEONA ROBERTSON AND I LIVE IN SELKIRK, ALBERTA. OUR ENERGY SECTOR IS NOT BEING UTILIZED AND IT’S VERY HARD ON BUSINESS.>>I AM JADE LI AND I LIVE IN HALIFAX. THE LACK OF HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AND PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ON THE WAIT LIST FOR ALMOST A DECADE NOW AND STILL DON’T HAVE A FAMILY PHYSICIAN.>>I AM DANA TAM AND I RESIDE IN OLD CROW, YUKON. CLIMATE CHANGE IS A SERIOUS ISSUE AND THIS IS THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY.>>Rosemary: SO THAT’S JUST SOME OF YOU TALKING, BUT WE WANT TO HEAR FROM MORE OF YOU. SO OVER THE NEXT 40 DAY WE’LL TAKE OUR VOTERS CHAIR ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ASK YOU, CANADIANS, TO TAKE A SEAT AND TO TELL US WHAT MATTERS TO YOU DURING THIS ELECTION. AND TONIGHT WE ARE IN THE BELT OF THOSE COMMUNITIES AROUND TORONTO, WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THEM BEFORE, KNOWN AS THE 905 AFTER THE AREA CODE. IT HAS A HISTORY OF PICKING THE PARTY THAT WINS. (*)>>CAN I OPEN IT?>>WHAT MATTERS MOST TO ME IN THIS ELECTION?>>WHAT MATTERS MOST TO ME IN THIS ELECTION IS THAT I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE FOR SOMEONE WHO IS REAL. SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS THE DAILY CHALLENGES OF REGULAR CANADIANS.>>WHAT MATTERS MOST TO ME IS THAT WE FIND A GOVERNMENT THAT STOPS SPENDING MONEY FRIVOLOUSLY.>>I WOULD LIKE MINIMUM WAGE TO GO UP. THIS IS MY FIRST TIME VOTING SO WHEN I’M VOTING FOR WHOEVER I VOTE FOR, I HOPE THAT IN THE FUTURE THAT THEIR PLAN IS TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM WAGE.>>I DON’T COME FROM A VERY RICH FAMILY. MY MOM IS A SINGLE MOTHER WHO MAKES LESS THAN $50,000 A YEAR. AND WE LIVE IN A SMALL APARTMENT AND IT’S HARD TO GET BY. SO I REALLY JUST WOULD LIKE A CANDIDATE WHO UNDERSTANDS ME AND WHERE I COME FROM. (*)>>I THINK THAT I’D LIKE TO SEE MR. TRUDEAU LEAVE. I’M NOT SURE THAT ANDREW SCHEER IS THE ANSWER. I DON’T BELIEVE THAT THE N.D.P. HAS THE ANSWERS. AND I KNOW THAT THE GREEN PARTY IS TOO FOCUSED ON ONE AREA TO HAVE THE ANSWERS.>>I WOULD VOTE FOR SOMEBODY THAT IS FOR THE PEOPLE, WHICH MOST POLITICIANS ARE GOING TO SAY THEY ARE FOR THE PEOPLE. BUT SOMEBODY THAT IS HARD WORKING, HONEST, AND THAT I CAN TRULY BELIEVE THEY STAND FOR THOSE QUALITIES. BECAUSE I DON’T THINK THAT I HAVE SEEN THAT. (*)>>WHAT MATTERS MOST TO ME IN THIS ELECTION? THAT WE ELECT A LEADER WHO IS GOING TO BE GOOD TO HIS WORD, WHO IS GOING TO LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF OUR YOUNG, CREATE A GOOD WORLD FOR THEM, A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT THAT THEY CAN WALK OUT THE DOORS AND BREATHE. (*)>>THAT’S IT.>>OKAY, NEXT. IT’S ALL YOURS.>>Rosemary: IF YOU DON’T WANT TO WAIT FOR OUR CHAIR TO GET TO YOU, YOU CAN VISIT OUR VIRTUAL VOTERS CHAIR AND IT’S UP ON INSTAGRAM. FOLLOW CBC THE NATIONAL AND CLICK ON OUR STORIES AND TELL US WHAT MATTERS MOST TO YOU IN THIS ELECTION. FIND OUT WHAT OTHER CANADIANS ARE SAYING. “THE MOMENT” IS UP NEXT. STAY WITH US. (*) (*)>>Rosemary: HISTORY WAS MADE LAST NIGHT IN MANITOBA WHEN THESE THREE BLACK M.L.A.s WON SEATS IN THE LEGISLATURE. UNTIL TUESDAY’S VOTE, NO BLACK PERSON HAD EVER BEEN ELECTED IN MANITOBA. UZUMA IS ONE OF THE THREE ELECTED. SHE IS THE FIRST BLACK AND QUEER PERSON IN THE LEGISLATURE THERE AND TODAY SHE SAT DOWN TO TALK TO CBC RADIO IN MANITOBA, SHARING WHAT THIS WIN MEANS TO HER AND THAT IS OUR “MOMENT.” [Cheers and Applause]>>MY PRESENCE IS JUST A REFLECTION OF THE COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE AT THE DECISIONMAKING TABLE. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT, YOU KNOW, THE WORK THAT WE DO REALLY REFLECTS THE COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE BEEN IN MANITOBA FOR A VERY, VERY LONG TIME AND UNDERSERVED. KIDS NOW GROWING UP IN WINNIPEG, IT WILL BE THEIR NORM AND REALITY TO SEE THEIR POLITICIANS LOOKING LIKE THEM AND THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING A POSITIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE ROLE MODEL FOR YOUNG FOLKS IS NOT EVER LOST TO ME. AND ALL KIDS IN ALL COMMUNITIES WILL LOOK AT THEIR ELECTED OFFICIALS AND SEE ALL THEIR COMMUNITIES REPRESENTED AND BE EXCITED TO KNOW THEY CAN ASPIRE TO THAT SHOULD THEY CHOOSE.>>Rosemary: THIS IS A GREAT STORY AND IT’S A GREAT STORY AS WE KICK OFF OUR FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN COVERAGE. BECAUSE IT DOES REMIND YOU THAT THE PEOPLE YOU ELECT TO THESE POSITIONS DO A LOT OF THINGS AND ONE OF THEM IS TO BE A ROLE MODEL TO KIDS AND OTHER PEOPLE.>>Ian: YOU KNOW, ROSIE, IT’S A REMINDER OF ANOTHER THING, AND YOU HAVE SEEN IT MANY TIMES, THE EXUBERANCE OF PEOPLE WHEN THEY WIN FOR THE FIRST TIME, RIGHT? IT’S SO EXCITING FOR THEM AND IT WASHES AWAY THE CYNICISM OF POLITICS.>>Andrew: WELL, FOR ME WHAT UNDERPINS ALL OF THIS IS THAT FEDERAL ELECTIONS, NO MATTER THE RESULT, THEY’RE INEVITABLE IMPORTANT TO MANY PEOPLE FOR MANY DIFFERENT REASONS. SO, DAY ONE DOWN, ROSIE. HOW MUCH MORE TO GO IN.>>Rosemary: 39, JUST 39.>>Andrew: THAT’S “THE NATIONAL.” HAVE A GREAT NIGHT, FOLKS.>>Rosemary: NIGHT.>>Ian: GOODNIGHT.

    The National for Sept. 5, 2019 — Dorian Kills Canadian, Bianca Andreescu, Greens vs NDP
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    The National for Sept. 5, 2019 — Dorian Kills Canadian, Bianca Andreescu, Greens vs NDP

    September 25, 2019


    (*) (*)>>Andrew: TONIGHT, A CANADIAN FAMILY’S TERRIBLE LOSS. AN ONTARIO WOMAN WORKING IN THE BAHAMAS IS ONE OF THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE DORIAN.>>TERRIFYING.>>Andrew: ALSO… A LITTLE GIRL’S HARD LESSON ABOUT THE DANGER OF DISCARDED NEEDLES.>>>BIANCA ANDREESCU AIMING TO MAKE CANADIAN TENNIS HISTORY.>>Rosemary: AND CANADA VOTES. PARTY LEADERS ARE OUT IN FORCE. THE UNOFFICIAL CAMPAIGN IS ON. AND “AT ISSUE” IS HERE.>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*) (*)>>Andrew: ONE OF THE STRONGEST ATLANTIC HURRICANES ON RECORD IS STILL BEATING A MENACING PATH NORTH TODAY. AFTER DAYS OF WARNINGS, WIDESPREAD EVACUATIONS AND PANICKED PREPARATIONS, DORIAN IS NOW DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO THE U.S. EAST COAST. THIS HOUR IT’S BEING FELT IN THE CAROLINAS. AND WE WANT TO TAKE YOU THERE IN JUST A MOMENT. BUT, FIRST, WE’RE LEARNING OF A CANADIAN WHO WAS KILLED IN THE STORM IN THE BAHAMAS.>>SHE WAS THE ANCHOR OF THIS FAMILY.>>Andrew: ALISHIA LIOLLI WAS 27 YEARS OLD, ORIGINALLY FROM SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO. SHE WAS LIVING AND WORKING IN THE ABACO ISLANDS WHEN DORIAN HIT A FEW DAYS AGO. BUT LOOK AT THESE IMAGES FROM ABOVE, THOUSANDS OF HOMES REDUCED TO RUBBLE. IT’S NOT TOTALLY CLEAR WHAT HAPPENED TO LIOLLI BUT WE KNOW THAT THE REST OF HER FAMILY, HER HUSBAND AND CHILDREN, INCLUDING A TODDLER, ARE SAFE.>>SHE WAS A HEART-GIVING PERSON TO EVERYONE.>>Andrew: GRADUATING FROM RYERSON UNIVERSITY, LIOLLI GOT INVOLVED WITH A NON-PROFIT IN THE BAHAMAS.>>WE WORK WITH OVERCOMING THEIR ISSUES.>>Andrew: SHE RAN A PROGRAMME HELPING YOUNG ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES.>>ALISHIA IS SOMEONE THAT YOU REGARD AS AN ANGEL. SHE WAS EXTREMELY SENSITIVE AND COMPASSIONATE AND LOVING.>>Andrew: RIGHT NOW ALISHIA’S FAMILY IS WORKING TO HAVE HER BODY RETURNED TO CANADA AND THEY ARE ASKING FOR PRIVACY WHILE THEY GRIEVE. NOW IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT WE’RE STILL ONLY BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND HOW BAD THINGS REALLY ARE IN THE BAHAMAS. TONIGHT THE DEATH TOLL CLIMBED AGAIN TO AT LEAST 30 AND THAT NUMBER WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY CONTINUE TO RISE. STEVEN D’SOUZA IS ON THE GROUND WITH THE LATEST.>>Reporter: HOUR AFTER HOUR, THE SURVIVORS ARRIVE. SOME BROKEN AND BATTERED. THE SHOCK AND TRAUMA OF WHAT THEY ENDURED ETCHED INTO THEIR TIRED FACES.>>EVERYTHING IS GONE. EVERYONE IS JUST TRYING TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN SALVAGE. NO ONE HAS ANYWHERE TO STAY.>>Reporter: FOR EVERY REUNION, THERE ARE THOSE WAITING DESPERATELY FOR NEWS.>>AND I HAVE TO JUST LOOK AT ANYBODY AND SAY, HEY, DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING? DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING? DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING? AND IT’S RIDICULOUS.>>Reporter: AID GROUPS ARE DOING WHAT THEY CAN, GIVEN THE CONDITIONS, AS PEOPLE WAIT TO BE RESCUED.>>IT’S GETTING VERY CHAOTIC. SOME OF THEM ARE LOSING THEIR MINDS. THEY WANT TO LEAVE. THEY’RE LOOKING AROUND, WHERE’S THE PLANE, WHERE’S THE PLANE?>>Reporter: THE FEAR IS HOW LONG PEOPLE STUCK IN THESE CONDITIONS CAN HANG ON.>>PEOPLE ARE BREAKING INTO STORES, FIGHTING WITH ONE ANOTHER. IN THE NEXT COMING DAYS IT’S GOING TO GET WORSE.>>Reporter: ALONG WITH THE RESCUED, BODIES ARE COLLECTED. THE HEALTH MINISTER SAYS THAT THE DEATH TOLL ONCE ALL ARE ACCOUNTED FOR WILL BE STAGGERING.>>WE SAW SOME DEAD BODIES, YOU KNOW, SOME FLOATING AND SOME TRAPPED UNDER BUILDINGS. AND A POLICE OFFICER WAS WORKING AND SEEING THAT FROM SATURDAY TO NOW IS VERY — TO ME IT’S DEVASTATING.>>Reporter: THE U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION ARE AMONG THOSE HELPING ON THE GROUND. BUT QUESTIONS ARE STARTING TO BE ASKED ABOUT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE BAHAMIAN GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE. AT THE AIRPORT, THOSE QUESTIONS ARE PUT ASIDE FOR THE MOMENT. AND ANOTHER FAMILY IS REUNITED. WHAT WAS THAT MOMENT LIKE WHEN YOU SAW HER?>>OH,… YOU DON’T KNOW. SUPER HUMAN. I CAN’T EVEN EXPLAIN IT. JUST MIND BLOWING.>>Reporter: ONE BRIGHT MOMENT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST EVERYTHING, UNSURE OF WHAT COMES NEXT. STEVEN D’SOUZA, CBC NEWS, NASSAU, BAHAMAS.>>Andrew: NOW DORIAN HAS WEAKENED SINCE IT LEFT THE BAHAMAS, BUT IT STILL PACKS A POWERFUL PUNCH. LET’S TAKE YOU NOW TO CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, WHERE ELLEN MAURO IS RIDING OUT THE STORM.>>Reporter: DORIAN’S THREAT TODAY BECAME REALITY. ITS FIERCE WINDS MAKING CHILD’S PLAY OF METAL AWNINGS. AND DOWNING POWERLINES ACROSS THE CITY. DORIAN BLEW INTO CHARLESTON AS A CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE. BRINGING WITH IT WIND GUSTS HIGHER THAN 100 km/h. BUT EVEN AS STREETS BECAME WATERWAYS WITH HOUSES BOARDED UP, A RECOGNITION HERE THAT EVERYTHING COULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH WORSE. ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE STROLLING IN THE STORM.>>WE’RE LARGELY IN THE CLEAR. I IMAGINE THIS WILL BE OUR LAST BIG SQUALL WE HAVE. YOU CAN TELL HOW OFTEN THIS HAPPENS. WE’RE SOMEWHAT CASUAL ABOUT IT.>>LET’S SEE WHERE THE NEXT RAIN — DRAIN IS.>>THERE IT IS.>>Reporter: CASUAL AND CIVIC-MINDED, JOHN RIVERS IS TAKING HIS KIDS FROM DRAIN TO DRAIN, CLEARING DEBRIS. WHAT’S BECOME A YEARLY HURRICANE RITUAL.>>WE THOUGHT THAT IT WAS MORE IMPORTANT TO BE HERE AND TRY AND DO WHAT WE’RE DOING THAN TO DRIVE OFF SOMEWHERE INTO NORTH CAROLINA.>>Reporter: NOT GOING TO NORTH CAROLINA, A GOOD IDEA. DORIAN SPAWNED TORNADOES IN THAT STATE TODAY. AND NORTH CAROLINA WILL BEAR THE BRUNT OF THE STORM OVERNIGHT.>>HURRICANE DORIAN’S POWER HAS ARRIVED IN NORTH CAROLINA WITH WIND, RAIN, AND TORNADOES LASHING OUR STATE. WE ARE FEELING THE STORM’S FORCE, BUT IT HAS ONLY STARTED.>>Reporter: HERE IN CHARLESTON, THOUGH THE RAIN IS STILL FALLING, THE CLEANUP HAS ALREADY BEGUN. ELLEN MAURO, CBC NEWS, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.>>Andrew: AND MOVING FURTHER UP THE COAST, BEAR IN MIND THAT ATLANTIC CANADA IS GOING TO GET A TASTE OF THAT FURY THIS WEEKEND. BY THE TIME IT GETS UP THERE, DORIAN WILL LIKELY EITHER BE A CATEGORY 1 HURRICANE OR A STRONG TROPICAL STORM. BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE, THOSE WINDS WILL STILL PUSH HARD, SUSTAINING UP TO 130 km/h, ACCORDING TO THE CANADIAN HURRICANE CENTRE. ON FRIDAY, THE STORM IS FORECAST TO TRACK OFF NORTH CAROLINA, AND IT’S ON SATURDAY NEAR NOVA SCOTIA AND ON TO NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR ON SUNDAY.>>>IT’S ON SATURDAY NEAR NOVA SCOTIA AND ON TO NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR ON SUNDAY.>>>OKAY, AS WE SPEAK THE TENNIS WORLD IS WATCHING AN EMERGING CANADIAN STAR TONIGHT. BIANCA ANDREESCU IS PLAYING THE U.S. OPEN SEMIFINALS. AND THIS IS A REALLY BIG DEAL. AT JUST 19 YEARS OLD, SHE’S THE FIRST CANADIAN TO GET THIS FAR IN SINGLES IN THE U.S. OPEN IN 35 YEARS. SO FAR ANDREESCU AND HER SWISS OPPONENT BELINDA BENCIC ARE EVENLY MATCHED. WIN OR LOSE TONIGHT, SHE’LL BE RANKED IN THE TOP 10. AND TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF HOW ASTONISHING THAT IS — CONSIDER THIS TIME LAST YEAR SHE WAS RANKED 208TH. NOW GREG ROSS IS JUST OUTSIDE OF ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM IN NEW YORK WHERE THAT CANADIAN TENNIS HISTORY IS IN PLAY. GREG, CAN YOU GIVE US AN IDEA OF HOW BIG THIS IS FOR HER?>>Reporter: WELL, I CAN TELL YOU, I JUST WALKED OUT OF ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM AND I WAS IN THIS MASSIVE STADIUM, 23,000 CAPACITY IN THERE. AND IT’S ALMOST FULL TO WATCH THIS YOUNG CANADIAN. AND SHE LOOKS VERY MUCH LIKE SHE BELONGS IN THE SEMIFINALS OF THE U.S. OPEN. AND THAT FIRST SET WITH BENCIC, BOTH PLAYERS HOLDING SERVE, FORCING A TIE-BREAKER AND THAT’S WHERE THEY’RE PLAYING RIGHT NOW, IN A TIE-BREAKER, IN THE FIRST SET. AND RIGHT NOW BIANCA ANDREESCU IS LOOKING PRETTY GOOD. SHE DOMINATED THIS TYPE-BREAKER EARLIER ON AND WE’LL SEE IF SHE CAN HOLD ON TO WIN THAT FIRST SET. WE SAW THAT SHE LOST THE FIRST SET IN HER QUARTERFINAL MATCH YESTERDAY AND THIS WOULD BE A BIG WIN IF SHE COULD WIN THAT FIRST SET IN THIS SEMIFINAL MATCH TONIGHT. IT’S TO SET HER UP GOING TO THE FINALS AND BECOMING THE FIRST CANADIAN SINGLES DRAW TO ADVANCE TO THE FINAL OF A U.S. OPEN.>>Andrew: SO A SPECTACULAR GAME TO WATCH, NO MATTER HOW YOU SLICE IT. BUT FOR THOSE NOT FOLLOWING ANDREESCU, CAN YOU PAINT US A PICTURE WHAT SHE’S MANAGED TO ACCOMPLISH.>>Reporter: WELL, JUST AN INCREDIBLE ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR A 19-YEAR-OLD. YOU MENTIONED JUST HOW FAR DOWN SHE WAS IN THE RANKINGS. AND TO BE IN THE TOP 10 NOW AFTER THIS WEEK, SHE WON AT INDIAN WELLS BACK IN MARCH AND THEN HAD TO DEAL WITH INJURY PROBLEMS THAT KEPT HER OUT FOR THE BETTER PART OF FOUR MONTHS. BUT CAME BACK IN AUGUST AND WON ON HOME SOIL, WON THE ROGERS CUP. AND NOW HERE AT THE U.S. OPEN SHE REMAINS UNDEFEATED. I’M GETTING WORD THAT SHE’S WON THE FIRST SET HERE OF HER MATCH AGAINST BENCIC SO OFF TO A GREAT START AGAINST THE 13th SEED HERE. LOOKING LIKE SHE’S ON HER WAY TO ADVANCING TO THE FINALS WHERE SHE WOULD INDEED FACE SERENA WILLIAMS IN WHAT WOULD BE A RE-MATCH OF THE ROGERS CUP FINAL LAST MONTH.>>Andrew: GOSH, OKAY, WELL, THAT’S SOMETHING. GREG ROSS IN NEW YORK, THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>>OKAY, TIME TO GO TO ROSE MARY IN OTTAWA WHERE THE COUNTDOWN TO THE ELECTION IS ON. A PRETTY EXCITING TIME, ROSIE, AND THE PARTY LEADERS ARE OUT IN FULL FORCE.>>Rosemary: YEAH, THREE ARE HOLDING RALLIES, IN FACT, TONIGHT, WHICH SOUNDS AN AWFUL LOT OF WHAT YOU DO DURING THE CAMPAIGN, THOUGH IT HASN’T OFFICIALLY STARTED YET. BUT WHERE LEADERS SPEND THEIR TIME CAN TELL YOU A LOT ABOUT THEIR STRATEGY TOO. JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS SPEAKING TO SUPPORTERS IN BRAMPTON. THAT CITY HAS FIVE RIDINGS, ALL WON BY THE LIBERALS IN THE LAST ELECTION. THEY ARE PART OF THIS CRITICAL 905 RIDINGS, INCLUDING MISSISSAUGA. THEY’RE VOTE RICH, USUALLY VOTE AS A BLOCK AND OFTEN DETERMINE WHO FORMS GOVERNMENT. ANDREW SCHEER IS IT IN LAVAL, QUÉBEC, MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THE RIDING OF VIMY. IT WENT LIBERAL IN THE LAST ELECTION BUT THE INCUMBENT PULLED OUT WITHOUT A LOT OF EXPLANATION, SOMETHING THAT THE CONSERVATIVES MIGHT BE TRYING TO REMIND PEOPLE OF. AND JAGMEET SINGH IS ENDING HIS DAY IN A NEARBY MONTRÉAL RIDING. IT’S CURRENTLY HELD BY A LIBERAL N.D.P. AND IT’S A PLACE WHERE THE N.D.P. HAVE BEEN ABLE TO WIN IN THE PAST AND SINGH IS TRYING TO STOP THE BREEDING IN QUÉBEC. — BLEEDING IN QUÉBEC. BUT THE N.D.P. STRUGGLES GO BEYOND QUÉBEC. IN NEW BRUNSWICK AND THE GREEN PARTY’S ATTEMPT TO CAPITALIZE ON THEM LED TO ACCUSATIONS TODAY ABOUT PLAYING SOME UGLY POLITICS. IT INVOLVES THE GREEN’S ANNOUNCEMENT EARLIER THIS WEEK THAT 14 PROVINCIAL M.P. CANDIDATES HAD DEFECTED TO THEIR CAMPAIGN. IT WAS REPORTED BY THE CBC, AMONG OTHERS. AND AS EVAN DYRE REPORTS THAT NOW WE KNOW IT’S NOT QUITE TRUE.>>THIS INDEED IS A GOOD DAY FOR NEW BRUNSWICK.>>Reporter: AT FIRST IT LOOKED LIKE A MAJOR COUP FOR THE GREENS AT THE N.D.P.’S EXPENSE. IT WASN’T LONG BEFORE THOUGH THAT THE MASS DEFECTION LOOKED LESS MASSIVE. AS OF NOW FIVE OF THE 14 CANDIDATES DENIED LEAVING THE N.D.P. AND DENIED JOINING THE GREENS. THE GREENS SAID THAT IS ONLY BECAUSE OF STRONG-ARM TACTICS BY THE NEW DEMOCRATS.>>NOW WE HAVE LEARNED THAT SOME OF THEM RECEIVED PHONE CALLS FROM THE FEDERAL N.D.P., PRESSURING THEM TO BACK OUT OF IT.>>Reporter: THOSE CANDIDATES SAY THEY WERE BACKING A MERGER, NOT A DEFECTION.>>WE WERE TOLD THAT IT WAS SOMETHING LIKE A MEETING TO INFORM US ABOUT FORMING LIKE A UNION WITH THE N.D.P. AND THE GREEN PARTY.>>Reporter: JOYCE RICHARDSON WHO DID JUMP SHIP AND TRIED TO PERSUADE OTHERS TO JOIN HER, DENIES HAVING TALKED ABOUT A MERGER.>>WELL, IT WAS VERY CLEAR BECAUSE WE WEREN’T MERGING. I WOULDN’T HAVE TOLD THEM SOMETHING THAT WASN’T IT. MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THEY MISUNDERSTOOD ME SO I’LL LEAVE IT AT THAT.>>Reporter: SHE SAYS THAT HER DECISION WAS DRIVEN BY THE N.D.P.’S POOR PROSPECTS, PROVINCIALLY AND FEDERALLY.>>WE LEAVE BECAUSE WE WANT A VOICE IN THE LEGISLATION AND WE WANT THE VOICE UP IN THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING. AND WE DON’T SEE IT COMING OUT OF THE N.D.P., BUT WE HAVE HOPES THAT MAYBE THE GREENS WILL GET THERE AND WE’LL HAVE A VOICE THERE.>>Reporter: TODAY THE NEW DEMOCRATS WENT ON OFFENSE.>>I MEAN, THIS IS A FIASCO THAT THE GREEN PARTY STARTED. THEY PUT OUT A LIST OF PEOPLE, THEY SPREAD SOME FALSE INFORMATION, AND I THINK THAT REALLY THE QUESTION HAS TO GO TO THEM.>>Reporter: THE GREEN PARTY LEADER SAYS THAT SINGH SHOULD ASK HIMSELF WHY HIS TROOPS ARE DESERTING.>>AND IN THE SAME TIME PERIOD IN WHICH JAGMEET SINGH HAS BEEN THE LEADER OF THE NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY, I VISITED NEW BRUNSWICK THREE TIMES AND HE APPARENTLY HASN’T BEEN THERE AT ALL.>>Reporter: NO ONE COMES OUT OF THIS SPAT LOOKING GOOD, BUT IT’S THE N.D.P. WITH NO CONFIRMED CANDIDATES IN ANY OF NEW BRUNSWICK’S 10 RIDINGS THAT LOOKS THE WEAKEST.>>Rosemary: IT’S THURSDAY AND “AT ISSUE” IS BACK IN ITS USUAL SPOT. I’M HAPPY TO TELL YOU THAT CHANTAL, ANDREW AND ALTHIA ARE HERE IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES, ANDREW.>>Andrew: SOUNDS GOOD. JUST WHEN IT LOOKED LIKE THE POLITICS AROUND BREXIT COULDN’T GET ANY CRAZIER, TODAY IT GOT PERSONAL. PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON’S OWN BROTHER QUIT BOTH CABINET AND AS AN M.P. CAMERON MacINTOSH TAKES US THROUGH IT FROM LONDON.>>Reporter: HIS EVER STOIC GAZE UPON BRITAIN’S PARLIAMENT, WHAT WOULD WINSTON CHURCHILL SAY TODAY? WITH EVEN THE SEEMINGLY FULL-TIME BREXIT DEMONSTRATORS LOOK TIRED OF THE DRAMA.>>Question: CAN YOU TELL US WHEN YOU PLAN TO RESIGN?>>Reporter: MEET JOE JOHNSON, THE YOUNGER BROTHER OF PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON, QUITTING QUITTING, TWEETING TODAY THAT HE WAS “TORN BETWEEN FAMILY LOYALTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST.”>>Question: ARE YOU AT ODDS WITH YOUR BROTHER?>>Reporter: OFF HE WENT, LEAVING HIS BROTHER AT WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AN UNOFFICIAL CAMPAIGN KICKOFF LATER IN THE DAY DEALING WITH FAMILY MATTERS.>>JOE DOESN’T AGREE WITH ME ABOUT THE EUROPEAN UNION BECAUSE IT’S AN ISSUE THAT OBVIOUSLY DIVIDES FAMILIES AND DIVIDES EVERYBODY.>>Reporter: IT’S THE LATEST IN WHAT HAS BEEN A TUMULTUOUS WEEK FOR THE U.K.’S NEW PRIME MINISTER WHO LOST HIS FIRST FOUR VOTES HERE IN PARLIAMENT, HAD 21 OF HIS OWN PARTY MEMBERS VOTE AGAINST HIM, WHO HE SINCE SACKED, AND HAD HAD ANOTHER M.P. CROSS THE FLOOR TAKING AWAY MAJORITY. IT’S NOT EVEN FRIDAY YET. THE WORST PRIME MINISTER? THE HEADLINES ARE NOT KIND. AS HE APPEARS CORNERED BY AN OPPOSITION BILL REQUIRING HIM TO EXTEND THE BREXIT DEADLINES. HE’S DOUBLING DOWN AND CALLING FOR AN ELECTION. LOYALISTS SAY THAT HE’S THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN DELIVER BREXIT.>>IT’S LIKE THE VIEW OF OUR PARTY IS CLEAR, WE WANT TO LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION.>>Reporter: OPPONENTS SEE AN OPPORTUNIST. RESHAPING THE ONCE BROAD-BASED CONSERVATIVE PARTY.>>WHAT WE HAVE SEEN WITH THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY IS A DISSENT INTO TRIBALISM.>>Reporter: A MAN WHO REVERES CHURCHILL AND INCLUDED CHURCHILL’S GRANDSON IN THE PURGE OF DISSIDENT M.P.s. AS HE STRUGGLED IN THE COMMONS THERE WAS A SMIRK FROM THERESA MAY, THE WOMAN THAT HE REPLACED AT 10 DOWNING. ONE THING IS CERTAIN — BREXIT WILL MAKE OR BREAK HIM. SO WHAT ABOUT THAT EXTENSION?>>I’D RATHER BE DEAD IN A DITCH.>>Reporter: LET’S SEE IF FRIDAY BRINGS EVEN MORE NATURAL — POLITICAL DRAMA. CAMERON MacINTOSH, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Andrew: WELL, BACK HERE AT HOME A HARD LESSON FOR A LITTLE GIRL IN TORONTO AND ALSO A GOOD REMINDER FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN EVERYWHERE. NOW SHE AND HER FRIENDS FOUND A DISCARDED SYRINGE AND DECIDED TO USE IT. THE KIDS ARE BEING TREATED FOR POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO HEPATITIS B AND H.I.V. HERE’S SHANNON MARTIN TO TAKE US THROUGH WHAT HAPPENED.>>WE POKED IT AND THEN…>>Reporter: IT’S A BIG LESSON FOR A LITTLE PERSON.>>Question: YOU POKED YOUR HANDS WITH THE NEEDLES?>>UM-HMM.>>Question: WHAT DID IT FEEL LIKE?>>IT FEEL A LITTLE HURTING.>>Reporter: THE 5-YEAR-OLD WAS PLAYING WITH TWO FRIENDS BEHIND SCHOOL IN THE WEST END OF TORONTO. THEY WERE IN THIS ALLEYWAY WHEN THEY FOUND SOME NEEDLES. THEN WHAT HAPPENED?>>THEN WE TOLD THE TEACHER AND WASHED OUR HANDS WITH SOAP.>>Reporter: LILY’S MOM, AMY, RACED OVER AND THE KIDS WERE PILED INTO AN AMBULANCE AND TAKEN TO HOSPITAL.>>THEY WERE VACCINATED FOR HEPATITIS AND THEN THEY ACTUALLY HAD A TRAN FUSION FOR HEPATITIS B TO PROTECT THEM AGAINST THAT.>>Reporter: NOW LILLEY AND HER FRIENDS START 28 DAYS OF DRUGS FOR H.I.V. PREVENTION.>>IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT IT’S HAPPENING. IT’S TERRIFYING.>>Reporter: THE SCHOOL’S CUSTODIAN SWEEPS THE YARD AND PLAYGROUND EVERY MORNING. WHILE THE SYRINGES WERE FOUND JUST BEYOND THE SCHOOLYARD, THE SCHOOL BOARD SAYS THAT THE STAFF WILL NOW DO ITS BEST TO KEEP AN EYE OUT.>>I FIND IT VERY IMPORTANT TO REMIND THE STUDENTS AND KIDS THAT IF ANYTHING THEY FIND AROUND THAT THEY DO NOT TOUCH.>>Reporter: AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE THAT THIS MOM HOPES THAT WILL REACH OTHER PARENTS.>>WE HADN’T TALKED TO LILY ABOUT NOT TOUCHING NEEDLES SPECIFICALLY AND SHOWING HER WHAT THAT WAS. AND THE DANGERS OF THAT. SO WE REGRET THAT. WE HOPE THAT IT DOESN’T HAPPEN TO OTHER CHILDREN.>>Reporter: HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW?>>UM… IT DOESN’T HURT RIGHT NOW. IT JUST, LIKE, THE TAPE. I KEEP ITCHING ON IT.>>Reporter: HOPEFULLY THAT’S THE WORST OF IT. SHANNON MARTIN, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: OKAY, WE’RE BACK IN TWO MINUTES, IN WITH MORE DEVELOPING NEWS.>>>PLUS, THEY HAVE CROSSED PROBLEMS IN CITIES AROUND THE WORLD AND NOW E-SCOOTERS ARE COMING TO CANADA.>>>AND LATER, STARTING UNIVERSITY OR COLLEGE, IT CAN BE>>Andrew: WELCOME BACK. LET’S GET YOU TO THE NATIONAL NEWSROOM IN VANCOUVER. IAN IS WATCHING DEVELOPING STORIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.>>Ian: ANDREW, LET’S BEGIN WITH MONTRÉAL WHERE A WOMAN IS SAFE AFTER BEING KIDNAPPED AT GUN POINT. SHE WAS IN HER CAR WHEN A MAN ARMED WITH A HANDGUN APPROACHED THE VEHICLE. HE TOLD HER TO DRIVE TO THE CITY’S SOUTH SHORE BUT AT A NEARBY STOPLIGHT, SHE JUMPED OUT AND RAN TO A STORE FOR HELP. THE SUSPECT ARRESTED SHORTLY AFTER. THE VICTIM KNEW THE MAN THROUGH HER JOB AS A SOCIAL WORKER.>>>ONE OF THE BIG STORIES IN THE MARITIMES TODAY INVOLVES A CAPE BRETON MAN FACING FOUR CHARGES IN THE HIT-AND-RUN DEATH OF A 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL. EMOTIONS WERE RUNNING HIGH AS RELATIVES OF TALIA FOREST SHOWED THEIR SUPPORT AT THE NOVA SCOTIA COURTROOM. A MEMORIAL MARKING THE SPOT WHERE THE 10-YEAR-OLD DIED IN JULY AFTER BEING HIT BY AN S.U.V. WHILE RIDING HER BICYCLE.>>SHE SHOULD BE GOING TO GRADE FIVE TODAY BUT SHE’S NOT HERE. SHE SHOULD BE HERE.>>Ian: AMONG THE CHARGES, IMPAIRED DRIVING CAUSING DEATH. THE CASE WAS PUT OVER TO NOVEMBER 1st.>>>IN MONCTON, THE HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE CONFIRMED FOUR MORE CASES OF LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE IN AN ONGOING OUTBREAK. THAT MAKES 16 TOTAL CASES OF THE SEVERE FORM OF PNEUMONIA. MOST PATIENTS HAVE BEEN HOSPITALIZED, SOME IN INTENSIVE CARE. THE REGIONAL MEDICAL OFFICER SAYS THAT THE SOURCE OF THE SPREAD BEEN IDENTIFIED AND CLEANED, BUT MORE CASES COULD STILL BE CONFIRMED.>>>WE’LL HAVE MORE STORIES IN ABOUT 25 MINUTES. ANDREW?>>Andrew: WELL, SILICON VALLEY HAS MADE A BIG BET THAT THE NEXT TRANSFORMATIVE TECHNOLOGY IS SCOOTERS — ELECTRIC SCOOTERS FOR RENT, ON THE FLY FOR CHEAP. THEY PROMISE TO REVOLUTIONIZE URBAN TRAVEL. BUT THEY’VE GOT THEIR SHARE OF CRITICS TOO. BUT AS THOMAS DAIGLE TELLS US, CANADA’S BIGGEST CITY IS IN LINE TO HOP ON FOR A RIDE.>>Reporter: HERE THEY COME, ZIPPING INTO CANADIAN CITIES ONE BY ONE AND INTO THIS PRIVATELY OWNED DISTRICT OF TORONTO FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY.>>IT’S LIKE BEING ON A BIKE BUT, YOU KNOW, JUST BETTER. YOU CHANNEL YOUR INNER LITTLE KID.>>Reporter: ELECTRIC SCOOTERS AREN’T ALLOWED ON PUBLIC STREETS IN ONTARIO YET, BUT WITH REGULATIONS UNDER REVIEW, THEY COULD SOON BE INVADING THIS CITY.>>THEY’RE AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY SOLUTION TO GET AROUND. THEY’RE SOLVING A CONGESTION ISSUE. THERE’S A LOT OF HUGE BENEFITS FOR THE CITY THAT CREATES THAT SO-CALLED MESS.>>Reporter: THEY HAVE MADE A MESS IN OTHER CITIES WHERE e-SCOOTERS WERE DUMPED WILLIE-NILLY, EVEN IN A WADING POOL IN EDMONTON. WHEN THEY CAME TO THE CITY, THE CITY WAS READY.>>IT’S NOT THE SCOOTER APOCALYPSE THAT WE HAVE IMAGINED. THEY HAVE RESTRICTED THE NUMBER OF SCOOTERS THAT HAVE SHOWN UP IN THE CITY OF MONTRÉAL.>>Reporter: WHILE MONTRÉAL GAVE e-SCOOTERS DESIGNATED PARKING SPOT, THAT DIDN’T FULLY SOLVE THE DUMPING PROBLEM. AND THERE’S MORE TROUBLE TOO. e-SCOOTERS ARE UNLOCKED USING AN APP. USERS HAVE TO ACCEPT A LONG AGREEMENT THAT SAYS THEY’LL WEAR A HELMET AND TAKE OTHER PRECAUTIONS. BUT IN OTHER CITIES THOSE SAFETY STEPS HAVE BEEN IGNORED ALL TOO OFTEN. TAKE CALGARY WHERE e-SCOOTERS WERE INTRODUCED IN JULY. THIS DOCTOR SAYS THAT SINCE THEN RIDERS HAVE MADE NEARLY 350 EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS AND HE’S ONE OF THE FEW WHO WEARS A HELMET.>>YOU’RE IN A VERTICAL POSITION, AND ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE USING THE SCOOTER IN A NON-RECOMMENDED AREA. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, ON A STREET WITH VEHICULAR TRAFFIC, THAT’S REALLY QUITE A RISKY PROPOSITION.>>Reporter: THE PROBLEM IS THAT EITHER RIDERS DON’T STICK TO THE RULES OR REGULATORS CAN’T KEEP UP. SO ONTARIO’S PILOT PROJECT WILL RUN FOR A WHOLE FIVE YEARS. THOMAS DAIGLE, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: AND UP NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>ROSIE IS HERE WITH THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “AT ISSUE.” AND, OF COURSE, THEY’LL BE TALKING ABOUT THE ELECTION. IT COULD BE CALLED ANY DAY NOW. HOW READY ARE THE PARTIES?>>>AND LATER, A FIRST FOR (*) [Applause]>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE TONIGHT. [Applause]>>Rosemary: THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN HASN’T OFFICIALLY KICKED OFF BUT TONIGHT’S RALLIES AND TOWN HALLS ARE DEFINITELY GIVING US A SENSE OF WHAT IS TO COME. SO IT’S TIME FINALLY TO BRING BACK THE “AT ISSUE” PANEL FOR AN EXTRA BUSY SEASON. CHANTAL HEBERT IS IN MONTRÉAL AND ANDREW COYNE IS IN TORONTO. AND ALTHIA RAJ IS HERE IN OTTAWA. I’M SO PLEASED TO SEE YOU ALL. YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME, BUT IT’S TRUE. [laughter] OKAY, SO WE’RE WAITING FOR THE WRIT TO DROP, OBVIOUSLY, A FAVOURITE GAME IN OTTAWA AND POLITICAL CIRCLES TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHEN THAT SHOULD BE. SO LET’S JUST START WITH THAT QUESTION AROUND TIMING AND WHAT — NOT NECESSARILY WHAT YOU’RE HEARING — BUT WHAT WOULD BE THE ADVANTAGE TO CALLING IT, YOU KNOW, THIS SUNDAY OR NEXT SUNDAY, CHANTAL?>>I THINK THAT VOTERS WON’T NOTICE WHETHER IT’S CALLED THIS SUNDAY OR NEXT SUNDAY. THE OPPOSITION PARTIES THOUGH WILL, BECAUSE AS SOON AS THE ELECTION IS CALLED THEY START GETTING MORE EQUAL COVERAGE WITH THE LIBERALS AND THE GOVERNMENT LOSES THE AURA OF THE PRIME MINISTER MAKING AN ANNOUNCEMENT. AND JUSTIN TRUDEAU BECOMES THE LIBERAL LEADER. SO UP TO A POINT IT’S TO THE LIBERALS’ ADVANTAGE TO RUN THE CLOCK — I’M NOT SAYING UNTIL THE 15th — BUT THERE’S NO REAL ADVANTAGE TO THE GOVERNMENT RUSHING TO CALL THE ELECTION.>>Rosemary: AND DO YOU FEEL, ANDREW, THAT THEY ARE READY? BECAUSE IT’S THE LIBERALS’ PREROGATIVE, I GUESS THAT’S THE QUESTION WHETHER THEY’RE READY OR NOT.>>WELL, THEY HAVEN’T NOMINATED ALL OF THEIR CANDIDATES AS OF YET. SURPRISINGLY FOR A GOVERNING PARTY, FOR A PARTY, YOU KNOW, GOVERNING IN GOOD TIMES YOU’D THINK THAT THEY’D BE ALL READY. BUT PRESUMABLY BY THE DEADLINE THEY’LL BE ALL LINED UP OR CLOSE TO IT. BUT, YEAH, I THINK THEY MAY GO WITH THE PRETEXT OF SAYING LET’S WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE MANITOBA ELECTION. THAT GIVES THEM BEING RESPECTFUL, ETC. BUT I AGREE WITH CHANTAL THOUGH THAT THEY’LL DELAY AS LONG AS THEY CAN.>>Rosemary: THE TWO MANITOBANS CARE ABOUT THAT. ALTHIA AWA DO YOU THINK?>>WELL, THERE’S A BIG ADVANTAGE TO GOING LATER IN THE SENSE THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS STILL THE GOVERNMENT. THE CABINET MINISTERS GET TO BASICALLY CAMPAIGN ON THE TAXPAYERS’ DIME. DAVID ATKIN, OUR COLLEAGUE AT GLOBAL, TALLIED UP THAT SINCE JULY, LIKE JULY AND AUGUST — THE LIBERALS HAVE MADE MORE THAN 5,500 ANNOUNCEMENTS TOTALLING MORE THAN $15 BILLION. SO THE LONGER THEY CAN DO THAT WE’RE OBVIOUSLY FOCUSING A LOT MORE ON THEM WHEN THEY GET TO DO THAT. AND THEY CAN GO TO THE CANADIANS THAT STUFF THEY JUST ANNOUNCED, WELL, THE CONSERVATIVES WILL TAKE IT AWAY FROM THEM. SO THERE’S CERTAINLY A BIG ADVANTAGE TO GOING LATER.>>Rosemary: OKAY. I WANT TO TALK A LITTLE ABOUT THIS LATEST EPISODE WITH THE N.D.P. AND THE ISSUE WITH THE DEFECTORS IN NEW BRUNSWICK AND NOT ALL WHO SAID THEY WERE LEAVING THE PARTY WERE ACTUALLY LEAVING THE PARTY. AND WENT TRYING TO SORT THAT ALL OUT, BECAUSE IT’S COMPLICATED. BUT WHAT IT TELLS US ABOUT THE STATE OF THE READINESS OF THAT PARTY’S WAR ROOM. BECAUSE IT TOOK THEM TWO DAYS TO FIGURE OUT THIS WASN’T ACCURATE. CHANTAL, WHAT — WHAT DO YOU THINK IS GOING ON THERE?>>WELL, FIRST, I THINK THAT MANY OF US WHO FOLLOW POLITICS OTHERWISE CLOSELY WERE ASTOUNDED TO LEARN THAT JAGMEET SINGH HAS NOT FOUND HIS WAY TO NEW BRUNSWICK A SINGLE TIME SINCE HE BECAME LEADER. THAT’S RATHER STRANGE. ALSO THE ELECTION IS ABOUT TO BE CALLED. THE DATE HAS BEEN ON THE BOOKS FOR FOUR YEARS. AND THE NOTION THAT THE N.D.P. HAS NOT APPOINTED, NOMINATED, FOUND CANDIDATES IN NEW BRUNSWICK AND P.E.I. IS STRIKING. I FIND IT EVEN MORE STRIKING THAT IN THIS PROVINCE, QUÉBEC, WHERE THEY ELECTED THE MOST M.P.s, THEY ARE STILL MISSING MORE THAN HALF OF THE CANDIDATES THAT THEY NEED. SO OVERALL, IT SPEAKS TO AN ABSENCE OF READINESS. AND, NO, I DON’T THINK THAT IT’S BECAUSE THEY’VE GOT STAR CANDIDATES HIDDEN IN THEIR BACK POCKETS THAT THEY’RE ONLY WAITING FOR THE CALL TO SUDDENLY STUN THE COUNTRY WITH.>>Rosemary: WHAT DO YOU THINK, ANDREW? I MEAN, THERE SEEM TO BE A MYRIAD OF PROBLEMS THAT THE N.D.P. HAS AS THEY HEAD TOWARDS THIS ELECTION.>>YEAH, WHEN THEIR BEST TALKING POINT IS ONLY NINE OFFICIALS HAVE DEFECTED, NOT 15, THAT’S NOT A GREAT NEWS CYCLE FOR THEM. I AGREE WITH CHANTAL. I MEAN, THEY’RE HAVING TROUBLE FINDING CANDIDATES FOR THE SAME REASON THAT SOME — A LOT OF THEIR STAR CANDIDATES, THEIR STAR M.P.s ARE RETIRING, THIS IS AT BEST “SAVE THE FURNITURE” AND MAYBE WORSE THAN THAT CAMPAIGN LOOMING FOR THEM. I THINK IT’S SOMETHING LIKE 150 NOMINATIONS THEY STILL HAVE TO FILL WITH THEIR ELECTION JUST ABOUT TO BE CALLED. AND FUNDRAISING, THEY ARE TRAILING BADLY BEHIND THE OTHER PARTIES. THEY WERE NEVER TOTALLY AT THAT LEVEL AT EVEN THEIR BEST TIMES. BUT I THINK THAT RAISING AS QUARTER OF THE LIBERALS AND A SIXTH AS MUCH OF THE CONSERVATIVES AND ABOUT THE SAME AMOUNT THE GREEN PARTY WITH WHOM THEY ARE INCREASINGLY LEVEL PEGGED IN THE POLLS. SO IT SHOWS HOW FAR THEY HAVE FALLEN FROM THAT TIME THAT FOUR YEARS AGO THAT WE THOUGHT THEY MIGHT FORM A GOVERNMENT.>>Rosemary: YEAH, I MEAN, YOU’RE RIGHT. THE CHANGE FROM 2015 TO NOW IS SORT OF SHOCKING, ALTHIA.>>WELL, YOU KNOW, TODAY JAGMEET SINGH CAME OUT AND HE SAID IN A FEW DAYS THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE 302 CANDIDATES NOMINATED. AND THEY ARE ABOUT 180 NOW. SO YOU’RE WONDERING WHAT THE VETTING PROCESS LOOKS LIKE. AND OCTOBER 1st IS BASICALLY THE DAY THAT IF YOU’RE ON THE BALLOT YOU CAN’T GET PULLED OUT. SO EXPECT — I ASSUME — SOME LIKE BOZO ERUPTIONS AND MORE CANDIDATES THAT HAVE PEED IN CUPS OR THE LIBERAL CANDIDATE IN 2015 WHO SAID THAT SMOKING CANNABIS WAS GOOD FOR YOUR BABY. THERE’S JUST NOT GOING TO BE THAT SORT OF THOROUGH VETTING THAT WE HAVE SEEN IN THE PAST. THE N.D.P. QUIETLY TABLED THEIR ANNUAL REPORT FROM LAST YEAR AND THEY’RE $4.5 MILLION IN THE HOLE. SO I THINK THAT THE FACT THAT THEY’RE SO LATE MIGHT JUST SPEAK OF THE FACT THEY DON’T HAVE ANY STAFF — THEY DON’T HAVE ANYBODY TO DO THIS WORK.>>LET’S BE CLEAR HERE. I HAVE COVERED CAMPAIGNS SINCE 1979. I HAVE SEEN THE N.D.P. HAVE BAD YEARS. AND BETTER YEARS. BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS.>>Rosemary: YEAH, I’VE ONLY COVERED THE N.D.P. FOR 15 YEARS BUT I WOULD AGREE WITH YOU. [laughter] SO LET’S MOVE TO THE CONSERVATIVES IF WE CAN. THEY’VE GOT A FULL SLATE. THEY WERE THE FIRST PARTY TO HAVE ONE. THEY SAY THAT ANDREW SCHEER HAS BEEN PRACTISING DEBATING FOR MONTHS. THAT THEY’RE READY TO GO. WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU ABOUT HOW REAL — HOW REAL AN OPPONENT THEY WILL BE TO JUSTIN TRUDEAU, TO SINGH, TO MAY, TO WHOMEVER. CHANTAL START FOR US.>>IT’S ANDREW SCHEER’S FIRST CAMPAIGN. AND HE USED TO BE THE SPEAKER IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS SO HE DIDN’T SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN THE MEDIA FRAY FOR ALL OF THOSE YEARS. SO I THINK THAT HE NEEDED THE PRACTISE. I’M NOT SO SURE THAT THE PREPPING IS THE MAIN CONCERN THAT THE CONSERVATIVES SHOULD HAVE GOING IN. I THINK THAT THIS SUMMER HAS BEEN BETTER TO THE LIBERALS DESPITE THE ETHICS COMMISSIONER’S REPORT THAN IT HAS BEEN TO THE CONSERVATIVES. THEY SEEM TO HAVE HIT THE CEILING AND THEY’RE CHALLENGED FOR GROWTH AND THEY NEED GROWTH IN ONTARIO, QUÉBEC, TO ACTUALLY TO MAKE IT TO GOVERNMENT. SO I’M CURIOUS TO SEE HOW HE DOES DO IN REAL LIFE IN A DEBATE. I THINK IT’S GOING TO MATTER.>>Rosemary: YEAH, ANDREW, I WONDER IF THEY THOUGHT THAT THAT LAST ETHICS REPORT THAT FOUND THE PRIME MINISTER HAD — HAD DONE THINGS WRONG — I WONDER IF THEY THOUGHT THAT WAS GOING TO BE MORE THAN IT WAS. OR IF THEY MISREAD THAT SOMEHOW? OR IF THERE’S A WAY FOR THEM TO GET THAT BACK AND TAKE MORE ADVANTAGE OF THAT?>>I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH THEY WERE COUNTING ON IT. IT DID DO A LOT OF DAMAGE IN THE SPRING BUT WHAT DAMAGE WAS DONE DIDN’T SEEMS TO BE HAVE BEEN DONE BEFORE THAT REPORT AND DIDN’T SEEM TO CHANGE MUCH BEYOND THAT. TO THE EXTENT THAT WE’LL HAVE TO SEE. AS IT CONTINUES TO ERODE PEOPLE’S GENERAL BELIEFS ABOUT TRUDEAU — NOT THE SPECIFIC ISSUE, BUT THEIR GENERAL PERCEPTION OF HIM. AND THAT’S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT YOU FIND OUT DURING THE CAMPAIGN WHETHER HE’S ABLE TO WORK THE OLD CHARM AGAIN OR RATHER IT FALLS FLAT FOR HIM. THE TORIES HAVE LOTS OF MONEY AND THEY HAVE ALL OF THEIR CANDIDATES NOMINATED. THEY’VE GOT A STRATEGY OF FOCUSING ON AFFORDABILITY. THEY’RE LACKING MUCH IN THE WAY OF A PLATFORM, A REAL RAISON D’ETRE, AS TO WHY THEY SHOULD FORM A GOVERNMENT AS OPPOSED TO WHY YOU SHOULD BE SICK OF THE EXISTING GOVERNMENT. AND THEY DON’T HAVE A PARTICULARLY COMPELLING LEADER. AS MUCH AS HE MAY HAVE PRACTISED AND HE’S BETTER KNOWN BY CANADIANS NOW, NOT BETTER LOVED AND HE’S NOT BEEN TERRIBLY IMPRESSIVE. SO HE’S GOT A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB, IF YOU WILL, IN THIS CAMPAIGN. AS USUAL, OF COURSE, IF YOU COME IN WITH LOW EXPECTATIONS AS JUSTIN TRUDEAU DID IN 2015, YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXCEED THEM. BUT YOU DO HAVE TO STEP UP YOUR GAME ONCE THE WRITS DROPPED.>>Rosemary: ALTHIA?>>WELL, I SAY THAT THERE’S AN ADVANTAGE THAT ANDREW SCHEER HAS IS THAT THE PRIME MINISTER’S PERSONAL POPULARITY NUMBERS ARE REALLY LOW. SO MANY PEOPLE THINK THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS ON THE WRONG TRACK, AND I, LIKE THE REST OF YOU, HAVE BEEN CRISS-CROSSING THIS COUNTRY AND PEOPLE ARE UPSET WITH THE PRIME MINISTER. WHETHER IT’S PROGRESSIVES ON THE LEFT WHO FEEL, YOU KNOW, HE SOLD OUT HIS CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA. HE PROMISED THEM THAT SOCIAL LICENSES TO COMMUNITIES THAT THEY DIDN’T WANT TO HAVE PIPELINES AND HE WENT OUT AND APPROVED THE PIPELINE TWICE AND THEN PURCHASED IT. OR IT’S PEOPLE ON THE RIGHT WHO ARE UPSET ABOUT THE DEFICITS. OR UPSET ABOUT ETHICAL FAILURES. I THINK THAT SNC-LAVALIN WAS A BIG BOOST TO THE CONSERVATIVES AND THEY WEREN’T ABLE TO, FRANKLY, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT BECAUSE THE LIBERALS BEAT THEM AT OPPOSITION RESEARCH WITH THAT VIDEO ABOUT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND ANDREW SCHEER’S OWN WORDS. BUT I THINK THAT REPORT WAS WORSE THAN MOST PEOPLE HERE IN OTTAWA EXPECTED.>>YES, IT IS TRUE, THAT TRUDEAU’S IMAGE HAS SUFFERED. BUT THERE ARE — HE’S VERY FORTUNATE THAT IT’S BETWEEN HIM AND ANDREW SCHEER. I THINK THAT HE WOULD BE IN HUGE TROUBLE IF SOMEONE LIKE THOMAS MULCAIR WERE STILL LEADING THE N.D.P. BUT AT THIS POINT THERE IS NO POINT IN PRETENDING THAT THE RACE FOR PRIME MINISTER IS BETWEEN ONLY TWO PEOPLE.>>THE TROUBLE THAT THE CONSERVATIVES HAVE — THEY HAVE THE MOST SOLID BASE. THAT 33% OR WHATEVER IT IS IS PRETTY ROCK SOLID. THEY HAVE THE LEAST UPSIDE, AT LEAST AT PRESENT. AND YOU WOULD THINK — TO THE EXTENT THAT LIBERAL SUPPORT IS SOFT, IT’S MOSTLY SOFT TO THE LEFT. THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE QUITE AGGRIEVED WITH THE PRIME MINISTER BUT THEY’RE MOSTLY ON THE LEFT FOR REASONS THEY DON’T THINK THAT HE’S DONE ENOUGH IN THE ENVIRONMENT, FOR EXAMPLE, OR ENOUGH ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES. SO, AGAIN, UNLESS WE HEAR SOMETHING MORE FROM SCHEER AND THE CONSERVATIVES AS TO WHY CENTRE RIGHT VOTERS WHO WENT WITH THE LIBERALS IN 2015 SHOULD LEAVE THEM NOW, THEN IT’S HARD TO SEE HOW HE GETS A WHOLE LOT OF UPSIDE FROM THERE.>>BUT IT SEEMS THAT THE LIBERALS WILL DO THAT WORK FOR THEM. FRANKLY, AT THE MOMENT, IT LOOKS LIKE WE’LL BE FIGHTING AN ELECTION CAMPAIGN WITH THE CONSERVATIVES SAYING THAT WE’LL GIVE YOU TAX CUTS AND FOCUSING ON AFFORDABILITY AND MAKING YOUR LIFE CHEAPER. AND THE LIBERALS ARE SAYING THAT WE’LL INVEST MORE, AND THEN, YOU KNOW, THOSE BLUE LIBERALS MIGHT ABANDON THE LIBERAL PARTY AND VOTE FOR ANDREW SCHEER. AND THE LIBERALS ARE HOPING THAT THE GREEN AND THE NEW DEMOCRATS WILL COME BACK TO THE FOLD WHEN THEY SEE THAT ANDREW SCHEER CAN POSSIBLY BECOME PRIME MINISTER. IT’S THE SAME PLAYBOOK YEAR AFTER YEAR.>>Rosemary: I’VE GOTTA LEAVE IT THERE. AND I WOULD JUST ADD THAT IT WILL ALSO DEPEND WHO SHOWS UP FOR THE LIBERALS AND NOT WHETHER THE PEOPLE — WHETHER THEY GO SOMEWHERE ELSE, BUT WHETHER THEY VOTE AT ALL.>>THAT’S TRUE.>>Rosemary: I’M SO GLAD THAT YOU’RE ALL BACK. SO WE’LL DO THIS EVERY THURSDAY NOW UNTIL IT’S ALL OVER AND THEN WE’LL CONTINUE. OKAY, THANKS, EVERYBODY. BEFORE WE GO SUBSCRIBE TO “AT ISSUE” THE PODCAST. WE’VE GOT LOTS OF EXTRA CONTENT THERE AND YOU CAN SEE IT ON iTUNES AND ANY MAJOR PODCAST APP AND OUR WEBSITE cbcnews.ca/thenational. AND SOMETHING ELSE THAT I’M DOING EVERY THURSDAY, ELAMIN ABDELMAHMOUD AND I HOST OUR NEW PODCAST. IT’S CALLED “PARTY LINES” SO YOU HAVE A LOT TO LISTEN TO WHILE WORKING OUT. WE’LL HAVE A NEW PANEL EVERY SUNDAY ON “THE NATIONAL,” WE’LL BRING TOGETHER THREE STRATEGISTS WHO HAVE BEEN ON THE INSIDE. HERE’S A PREVIEW FOR “THE WAR ROOM.” (*)>>MY NAME IS DAVID HERLE.>>I AM MICHAEL HAY.>>I WORKED FOR HARPER’S 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.>>I’LL HELP YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE STRATEGIES AND TACTICS TO HELP VOTERS IN THE CAMPAIGN.>>I HAVE A STRONG UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THE PUBLIC ENVIRONMENTS ARE THAT WILL DRIVE THIS ELECTION CAMPAIGN.>>I KNOW THE LEADER, I KNOW THE PARTY AND I KNOW WHAT’S AT STAKE IN THIS ELECTION.>>Reporter: THIS ELECTION WILL BE DIVISIVE.>>AND THE LAST ONE FOR AT LEAST TWO OF THE MAJOR PARTY LEADERS.>>THIS ELECTION WILL BE HISTORIC. (*)>>Andrew: AND WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK. NEXT, EASING THE TRANSITION TO LIFE ON CAMPUS. LEAVING HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME CAN BE STRESSFUL. AND TO SOME YOUNG PEOPLE HARMFUL TO THEIR MENTAL HEALTH. WE’LL LOOK AT WHAT IS BEING DONE TO HELP.>>Andrew: THIS WEEK TWO MILLION PEOPLE HEADED FOR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IN CANADA. MANY LEAVING HOME FOR FIRST TIME AND THAT CAN MAKE A SERIOUS PROBLEM WORSE. ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS ARE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE. SO CBC HEALTH REPORTER VIK ADHOPIA LOOKS AT SOME OF THE EFFORTS TO HELP.>>8, 9, 10… WOO!>>Reporter: THE COUNTDOWN IS OVER FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS. PLUNGING INTO NEW BEGINNINGS AND NEW CHALLENGES. A MOCK INTERVENTION, TRAINING FOR THE SECOND AND THIRD YEARS, SPOTTING THE SIGNS WHEN A NEW STUDENT IS STRUGGLING. LIKE OTHER UNIVERSITIES, WESTERN HAS HAD ITS SHARE OF FIRST-YEAR SUICIDES AND IT’S STUDENTS LIKE THESE THAT ARE THE FRONTLINES OF STUDENT BEHAVIOUR.>>THEY ARE ISOLATING THEMSELVES FROM THE FLOOR WE’RE CONTINUOUSLY CHECKING IN ON THEM.>>Reporter: AT ANOTHER CAMPUS, ALONG WITH THE WATER BOTTLES AND PENCIL CASES, A SUPPORT KIT FOR PANIC, ANXIETY AND STRESS. SMALL PERSONAL COMFORTS AND FLASHCARDS, OFFERING REASSURANCE. THE KIT’S CREATOR SAYS THAT THE CARDS AREN’T JUST WORDS BUT SELF-COUNSELLING BASED ON THE LATEST EVIDENCE.>>SO I REALLY WANTED TO DESIGN A PRODUCT FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME IN FIRST-YEAR UNIVERSITY OR LATER WHEREVER STRESS HAPPENS, TO TEACH THEM WHAT TO DO IN THAT MOMENT OF NEED.>>Reporter: THAT NEED CAME DURING CHAN’S FIRST YEAR WHEN THE PRESSURE FOR HIGH MARKS WAS TOO MUCH TO BEAR AND SHE DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO ASK FOR HELP.>>I EVENTUALLY, UNFORTUNATELY, DEVELOPED DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY AND HAD LOTS OF PANIC ATTACKS.>>Reporter: THERE’S CLEAR EVIDENCE ABOUT GROWING LEVELS OF MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS ON CAMPUSES, BUT ONLY THEORIES AS TO WHY. ONE IS THE SHEER AMOUNT OF THOSE STUDENTS ATTENDING UNIVERSITY OR COLLEGE COMPARED TO YEARS PAST. ANOTHER IS THAT YOUNG PEOPLE AREN’T AS EXPERIENCED AT FACING ADVERSITY.>>SOMETIMES WE HEAR ABOUT HELICOPTER PARENTS, WHERE PARENTS ARE DOING TOO MUCH TO YOUNG PEOPLE. SO WHEN THEY MAKE A TRANSITION, WHETHER THEY LIVE AT HOME OR NOT, THEY’RE NOT ABLE TO SORT OF TAKE ON THE FULL LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY OR THEY FIND IT OVERWHELMING WHEN THEY DO MAKE THAT TRANSITION.>>Reporter: THIS PSYCHOLOGIST STUDIES MENTAL HEALTH DURING THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD. HER RESEARCH SHOWS STUDENTS WHO DO EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES INTEGRATE BETTER SOCIALLY AND ARE THE MOST RESILIENT.>>WE KNOW THAT STUDENTS WHO CAN, YOU KNOW, GET TO UNIVERSITY AND GET TO COLLEGE AND THEY CAN FIND A NEW GROUP AND THEY CAN FIND AN ACTIVITY AND THEY FEEL CONNECTED TO THE UNIVERSITY, ARE MORE LIKELY TO — TO FEEL BETTER AND TO BE ABLE TO COPE WITH THE STRESS AND CHALLENGES.>>Reporter: AND LEARNING TO OVERCOME THOSE CHALLENGES IS PART OF THE RIDE TO A HAPPIER ADULTHOOD. VIK ADHOPIA, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: WELL, IAN WILL BE BACK AFTER THE BREAK WITH MORE DEVELOPING NEWS.>>>AND, LATER, THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL KICKS OFF WITH A STORY OF ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND. WE’RE BACK IN TWO MINUTES. (*)>>I’M JAYME POISSON AND TOMORROW ON CBC’S DAILY NEWS PODCAST “FRONTBURNER,” AS HURRICANE DORIAN CONTINUES ITS PATH OF DESTRUCTION, WE HAVE TWO VERY DIFFERENT PORTRAITS OF HURRICANE RECOVERY. AND THE ONE THING THEY HAVE IN COMMON. SUBSCRIBE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS.>>Ian: WELCOME BACK TO “THE NATIONAL” NEWSROOM IN VANCOUVER. WE’RE FOLLOWING DEVELOPING STORIES AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING THE INVESTIGATION INTO MONDAY’S TRAGIC BOAT FIRE IN CALIFORNIA.>>WE ARE NOT RULING OUT ANY POSSIBLE IGNITION SOURCES. WE ARE FOCUSED ON EVERYTHING.>>Ian: INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS AND CREATING A TIMELINE AS THEY TRY TO DETERMINE WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE. BUT A PRELIMINARY REPORT SUGGESTED SERIOUS SAFETY DEFICIENCIES ABOARD THE VESSEL. 34 PEOPLE DIED IN THE FIRE, ONLY FIVE ESCAPED.>>>ITALY NOW HAS A NEW GOVERNMENT BUT IT’S ONE THAT FEW PEOPLE EVER EXPECTED TO SEE. THE PRIME MINISTER GIUSEPPE CONTE AND HIS NEW CABINET SWORN IN TODAY. THE MINISTERS COME FROM TWO RIVAL POLITICAL PARTIES THAT TEAMED UP IN AN UNLIKELY COALITION TO AVERT NEW ELECTIONS. LAST MONTH THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION COLLAPSED WHEN MATTEO SALVINI’S FAR-RIGHT PARTY PULLED OUT OF THAT COALITION TRYING TO FORCE A VOTE AND TAKE POWER.>>>AND CHINA HAS APPROVED A NEW NEW a.m. BASS AD IN BEIJING. DOMINIC BARTON WAS CONFIRMED TODAY, BUT CHINA ALSO URGED CANADA TO, QUOTE, “REFLECT ON ITS MISTAKES AND TO IMMEDIATELY RELEASE MENG WANZHOU.” THE HUAWEI EXECUTIVE WAS ARRESTED LAST DECEMBER, TRIGGERING MONTHS OF DIPLOMATIC STRAIN, INCLUDING THE ONGOING DETAINMENT OF TWO CANADIANS IN CHINA.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: THE ARBITRARY DETENTION OF CANADIANS IS UNACCEPTABLE TO US.>>Ian: THE PRIME MINISTER WAS BLUNT IN HIS RESPONSE, ACCUSING BEIJING OF USING PRESSURE TACTICS TO TRY TO SECURE MENG’S RELEASE.>>>THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IS UNDERWAY TONIGHT. AFTER THE BREAK, HOW THE OPENING FILM, A CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY ABOUT A LEGENDARY BAND, CAME TO BE. WE’RE BACK IN TWO MINUTES. (*) (*)>>IT’S A STORY OF A COLLECTIVE, YOU KNOW, “ONCE WERE BROTHERS” IS ABOUT A FAMILY.>>Andrew: FILMMAKER RON HOWARD ON THE RED CARPET AS THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROARS BACK TO LIFE. HE’S ONE OF THE PRODUCERS OF “ONCE WERE BROTHERS” ABOUT CANADA’S ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND HIS TIME WITH THE BAND. TONIGHT THAT FILM OPENED UP THE FESTIVAL AND GIVING PROMINENCE TO A G EVERYONE NRE THAT IS ON THE RISE. BUT AS DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON TELLS US, THEY DON’T TRUST THEIR LEGACY TO JUST ANYONE.>>I THINK ABOUT LEVON AND RICHARD AND RICK AND GARTH ALL THE TIME.>>Reporter: WHEN IT CAME TO ADAPTING ROBBIE ROBERTSON’S MEMOIR INTO A DOCUMENTARY, YOUNG DIRECTOR DANIEL ROHER MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN ANONS CHOICE BUT HE BELIEVES THAT HE WAS THE BEST.>>I WILL GIVE EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE TO GIVE. I WILL DIE BEFORE IT’S NOT GREAT.>>Reporter: HE BELIEVED THAT HE WAS THE RIGHT MAN FOR THE JOB TOO.>>HIS DEDICATION AND HIS LOYALTY TO DOING THIS IS GOOD AS HE COULD POSSIBLY DO IT, IT WAS SOMETHING THAT JUST GAVE ME THE CONFIDENCE AND FEELING OF GO GET THEM KID.>>Reporter: THE RESULT OF THAT COLLABORATION IS THE FIRST CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY TO EVER OPEN UP THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. THAT SPEAKS TO THE RISING PRESTIGE AND SOME WOULD SAY THE GOLDEN AGE OF MUSIC DOCS. BUT JUST HOW MANY OF THESE DOCS OFFER HONEST UNFILTERED VIEWS OF THE STARS THEY PROFILE IS ANOTHER QUESTION, SINCE MANY ARE NOW PRODUCED BY THE MUSICIANS OR THEIR RECORD LABELS.>>THE ENTERTAINMENT STUFF IS VERY HARD.>>Reporter: IT’S A BATTLE THAT CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER BARRY AVRICH KNOWS ALL TOO WELL. HE’S LOOKED AT MOGULS IN THE PAST AND HIS NEW DOC AT TIFF IS ABOUT PRODUCER DAVID FOSTER.>>IF YOU’RE A DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER AND YOU DON’T HAVE THE WHEREWITHAL TO DEAL WITH THE EGOS AND THE MACHINATIONS OF DEALING WITH TALENT MANAGEMENT, THEN YOU’RE DEAD. THEN PICK ANOTHER TOPIC.>>Reporter: THE YOUNG DIRECTOR OF “ONCE WERE BROTHERS” SAYS THAT THE VISION WAS HIS, DESPITE THE RECORD LABEL PROVIDING SOME OF THE FINANCING.>>WHAT ROBBIE’S LIFE REALLY EMBODIES IS THAT WE HAVE THE AGENCY AND POWER IN OUR OWN LIVES TO INVENT OURSELVES. THIS IS WHO I WANT TO BE.>>Reporter: IT LOOKS LIKE SOME OF THAT VISION RUBBED OFF ON DANIEL ROHER WHO WENT FROM BEING A FAN TO FILMMAKER. DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: “THE MOMENT” IS COMING UP RIGHT AFTER THE BREAK. TONIGHT IT’S ABOUT A LITTLE BOY WHO WANTS TO HELP PEOPLE CAUGHT IN HURRICANE DORIAN. HIS GENEROUS OFFER NEXT. (*)>>Andrew: JERMAINE BELL IS 6 YEARS OLD AND TURNING 7 NEXT WEEK. HE’S BEEN SAVING HIS MONEY FOR A BIRTHDAY TRIP TO DISNEYWORLD, BUT WHEN HURRICANE DORIAN HIT SOUTH CAROLINA, FORCING PEOPLE FROM THEIR HOMES, JERMAINE HAD ANOTHER IDEA. HE DECIDED TO USE THE MONEY TO HELP TO FEED EVACUEES PASSING THROUGH HIS HOMETOWN AND SO IT WAS GOODBYE DISNEY TICKETS AND REPLACED WITH HUNDREDS OF HOTDOGS AND BAGS OF CHIPS. HIS SELFLESS ACT IS OUR “MOMENT.”>>FREE HOTDOGS! MY NAME IS JERMAINE BELL AND I’M IN SOUTH CAROLINA GIVING OUT FREE CHIPS, WATER AND HOTDOGS TO PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO DIFFERENT PLACES TO LIVE BECAUSE OF HURRICANE DORIAN. I WANTED THEM TO HAVE SOME FOOD TO EAT SO THEY CAN ENJOY THE RIDE TO THE PLACE THEY’RE GOING TO STAY AT.>>HE EVEN PRAYED FOR A FAMILY WHILE THEY WERE HERE AND REFERENCED THEIR HOUSE BEING OKAY WHEN THEY GOT BACK. SO THAT WAS REALLY TEAR-DROPPING. THEY COULDN’T TAKE EVERYTHING AND WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE A HOUSE SO THAT’S THE BLESS PART THAT HE SHOULD BE THANKFUL FOR.>>BECAUSE I WANTED TO BE GENEROUS AND LIVE TO GIVE.>>Rosemary: THIS IS A GOOD CHILD. LIKE, THE PARENTS HERE ARE DOING A GOOD JOB OF RAISING A KID WHO THINKS LIKE THIS AND IS AWARE OF OTHER PEOPLE AND THINKS THAT HE CAN HELP THEM. AND IF I WERE THE PARENT I WOULD SAY I’M GOING TO GIVE IT TO YOU ANYWAY.>>Andrew: RIGHT.>>Rosemary: I REALIZE THAT YOU SAVED UP $50 BUT YOU WILL GET THIS NOW.>>Ian: ARE YOU SUGGESTING EVEN A LITTLE BIT THIS IS PART OF THE PLOY ON THE PART OF THE KID? [laughter]>>Rosemary: NO. BUT THAT’S ANOTHER POINT THAT YOU COULD MAKE.>>Andrew: YOU’RE TERRIBLE.>>Ian: I WASN’T IMPLYING THAT AND I WAS JUST CHECKING TO SEE IF ROSEMARY DID. YES, A VERY SWEET MOMENT.>>Andrew: I’M WITH THE REST OF YOU. I CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO FATHOM FROM WHERE A 6-YEAR-OLD SUMMONS THAT KIND OF EMOTIONAL MATURITY AND COMPASSION. BUT MY ELDEST KID IS 5, SO I STILL HAVE ANOTHER YEAR TO TEACH HER WHAT’S RIGHT. [laughter]>>>THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS SEPTEMBER 5th. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.>>Rosemary: GOODNIGHT.>>Ian: GOODNIGHT. (*)

    The Best Fish ‘n’ Chips in the World: MUNCHIES Guide to Scotland (Episode 3)
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    The Best Fish ‘n’ Chips in the World: MUNCHIES Guide to Scotland (Episode 3)

    September 11, 2019


    [Music] so I’ve stopped off here on the east coast of Scotland in a little town called Arbroath which is famous because this is the place where they sign the dip the bit but they conduct a big line which is where they signed the indept which is known as the place Wes physician which is the place where the end which is where they signed this I don’t know what it is they sign the end it what’s it called their collection of Scottish independence Inn why have you brought us down here I write a to form of zero smokey this is the true home yeah this turvy village called Eknath ii which is about two and a half miles actually that bro this is where it all began hundreds of years ago from the Viking settlers landed on these shores did you come from a family of smokers you know I’m a first generation I was walking maker so would your ancestors have used this spot very probably yeah well let’s have a look man okay but what I’m gonna do is just dig a we haul about yes and why does it need to be in a hole well the whole provides insulation for the vial actually helps to keep the heat and when the pressure cookers she need help look I want to put me to work do you need help look I’m done with your hos anak don’t can you explain for the layman amongst us what is it smokey what is it smoky eye brother smokey is a hot smoked haddock which has beans likely salted and it has been gutted headed cleaned and tied in pairs and it’s hung on a special sticks and hot smoked over our hardwood log fire it’s a unique Scottish delicacy a teaspoon tastic are we gonna be fire here using em hardwood logs and that gives me a consistency with the flavor almost walkies you know and once they get a good a good solid hold in the fire what to do then is we are going to hang the fish on these sticks it in a second put the sticks over the top and cover the whole thing with some here sandbags the water and the juice separate the fish one on the hot embers make lots of steam and smoke so it’s a very very moist humid so P atmosphere in there mmm-hmm and have you got sort of super loyal customers that just can’t get enough of it oh yeah I got I got quite a few smokey Goofy’s just follow me alone yeah yeah yeah can I help you wanna get fishy Hans yeah okay just as close you can go in without touching the touch and they’ve cooked stick together okay okay obviously we please oh no I’m rubbish it’d be really really really careful okay gentle don’t clunk it though okay don’t flunk it down right dried it like a clunker yeah hey that’s fine yeah it’s good okay and which way this way it’s not the others that’s it that’s fine are you a perfectionist you have to be a Mufasa get this looks innate yeah it had a very Schloss more than fire today that’s that’s that’s good he’s there he’s all photographs here these go back to the to the turn of the last century the are all tickin like methey which is where we are today this is all the various stages of the of the process of fishing this is the bait in the lanes here how many years ago were these taken about 1895 to nineteen or two so you can see here exact what I’m doing now what was mentioned here they only be fresh it open in the fire get all the gaps Wow so she’s been having problems yeah so yeah okay so shallow that should be the fish really know how do you think great yes look at that oh my gosh she’s a total change for a moat mmm YUM they smell delicious so would you like try one so when the when I cooked a very very delicate very big oh yeah so what I’ll do here is I give the fish a gentle squeeze then one at the Boyd and you can see the flashes popped off the ball like that how did the skinned boy down to the tail and then it just falls apart ah just legal up there okay look at ya comes all the way out look at the juice run a little tuck in and just tuck in like that mm-hmm that’s all nice that is so good it is smoky it’s a smoky does what it says on the tin tender moist slightly salty they’re really Morris that is salted to perfection just right it’s just right genius mm-hmm very devious huh it’s just it’s a simple process just hobby log fire pretty fish muscle nothing suppose run [Music] I’m standing on the port and Oban which is a sleepy little seaside town in the south west of Scotland that’s also known as the seafood capital of Scotland where countless high-end seafood restaurants lining the harbour ready to cater to a seafood loving international audience but the place that gets the locals vote is an unassuming no-frills little huffed on the harbour known as the green Shack John Ogden is a bit of a legend on the west coast after many years of fishing in the Hebrides and waters John started to feel disillusioned by the percentage of his catch being exported one world instead of being kept local years of petty bureaucracy has caused the green Shack to be constantly under threat but supportive campaigns run by the locals have meant that John Ogden is here to stay and won’t be going anywhere without a fight you think I’ll be done we got this on a daily basis grief shaft everything we do gorgeous turn the off sorry I’ll sure about la no it’s really fine it was quite impressive to see did you get her lobsters here where’s the lobsters have they gone in yet really talk about what you’ve just done let’s start with that whatever just done um we buy this off the books yeah we store them in these keeps ice more them in the keeps and then we put the keeps into a secret location oh and we just bring them in everyday what we need oh so you put the keeps in the sea yes that’s pretty and Lukesh okay so nobody canna pinch them well that’s the idea yeah I mean everything’s live yeah has to be really live yeah they’re definitely alive show me around how does it work well it’s a tiny place it’s broken into two sections we have a raw section it’s processed in there goes through there round there and served up here we can bang our muscles there flashbang the slopes salmon is very sustaining we do a lot in a small space can we knock out a little dish of the scallops and garlic butter churn between yeah tell you one thing one thing about seafood if it’s done simply it’s the ultimate in convenience food and now sorry for you thank you so much well have a go at that have a little yeah and how have you prepared not just cooked in deep butter where they almost poached in butter now you’ve got it indeed butter not just a little banana a lot like that like D proper talking slabs into her I mean I’m a little go tell me what you think mmm beautiful just like you know it o to us that’s how scallops should be done when you scissor me just chuck them into a hot dry pan with the butter on them already don’t worry mum sizzle and just out spread it out and eat them but people sizzle them and Kaitlyn I’m a little bit opinionated but that is the only way to do [Music] feels like a real delicacy actually and how much is this Oh 695 that is just such a treat thank you John you’re welcome you’re welcome I’m gonna take a sandwich for later what do you what’d you recommend I mean I love crab but yeah well that’s another first person out that’s their 350 for a crab so I’m gonna treat myself right not often I get a fresh crab sandwich thank you you’re you’re you are a legend I heard you were a legend and I’ve seen it with my own eyes okay thank you for uh no you don’t keep up the good work okay bye bye come on I didn’t I’m gonna burp I really feel like I’m gonna bet you should fill me back irena law so asking any Scottish person where’s the best fish and chips in Scotland you’re going to get a different answer from everyone is kind of like asking an English person who does the best roast dinner but here in Iran there are two chippies in particular who are vying titled fest fish and chips hole in the blue corner we have open fish and chips and in the other blue corner we have Nori’s the seafood war broke out after they both claimed that celebrity chef Rick Stein quoted that their fish and chips was the best he’d ever had I wasn’t interested in what Rick Stein thinks though so I wanted to go and try it for myself the best fish and chips I’ve ever tasted Rick side hiya I’m Charlotte mine is any of you Linnaean yeah thanks for having me what is it about fish ambassador we like it’s a hearty meal and it’s warm comforting dish so yet the word on Britain you know it’s raining cause they mate in front your wood-burning stove with some fish and chips and mushy peas any bitter have you tried any of the fish and chips from your competitors yeah and well but nowhere near as good desserts errors are superior [Music] three German [Music] hiya I’m Charlotte how are you who is a meant to be talking to hi Airport what’s your name hey guys sorry we love I’m Bree we don’t really get that much in London are you gonna say what Oh for all these weeks ago and I give us a glass bottle heads up oh yes I get something it’s gonna be a trick eat yogurt did you open the shop no it was my grandparents of the shop okay how long have you acted since um I’ve been helped notice as before he’s been working here since you’re for since I was four you how did he manage that well these two gave me a lot of jobs to do I used to put the sauce on the pizzas I used to help my grandpa do petit was just she’s thinking maybe jobs to do Norma I can honestly tell you obviously cuz I’ve been here for 50 or myfarmers been here for 55 years but definitely bit the most popular fish and chip shop has now I’m sort more fish upper than anyone else Charlotte cuz that one down the road will claim they so like 300 portions a day what me but they do I don’t know no what makes you all fish and chips so good can you describe your going to the restroom no because their recipes are secret don’t know what my competition says give us my secret recipe and lesson all these other things that we can I bet we will do different things to to make it one unique you know Photoshop all you do is get a better fish you meet the bar and you put it in a pan you give it to somebody it’s not a lot more complicated than that and we could go and homemade wash it easy do you a lot secret a little better fish stock I make its Emily I’ve always been can you tell us how to make I mean I had to it why not the pharmacy okay there is a secret where do you get your fish from we get on a local fish Sylvie Canada that’s why for more I want our local fish as real and where do you get your habit front I get it from a local fishmonger a local fishmonger well no I get it from Glasgow Mosely I want more talk chefs are taking more fish and chip shops those becoming a real trend especially a zone that’s all made vinegar how do you make vinegar easily so dipped in light flour rice flour while I start assistant take ship makes it Kirsten can okay Wow there my grandfather heated when you didn’t chic all about it off innocent mate but he said you’re just a waste of money you’re already doing something different what they did good is in I tell them itself is all do um they dust the fish first in rice flour [Music] no I thought I thought those things that makes flower sweetheart no I thought that’s the nicest event today thank you say the daughter yeah Dustin race logo at the Samba come on yeah yeah I’m sorry I’m late no I’m sorry huh I thought I don’t dust things in ice floe it was clear that both chippies had conflicting ideologies when it comes to battering their fish but there was only one way to decide who was fish and chip champion [Music] smells so fresh hmm [Music] there’s just something so immediately comforting about fish and chips I don’t know if it’s being British maybe it’s in our genes I think we’re just born with it you can’t beat fish and chips this one the batter is light and crispy but it’s really well coated in the fish tender it’s really tasty yeah this looks bloody good mmm it is buried Ursus Antony’s not pretending to be anything other than a good solid fish and chip shop and that’s all good in my book I’m not going to enjoy this any less than I did the one that had a sort of secret fancy twist to it in the end the competition didn’t matter you can’t really go wrong with a fish supper it’s about the experience more than the ingredients these are two molecules what Nori’s lacked in posh butter it made up for in personality and while the Nighthawks descended on to Antony’s shop he made me an offer I couldn’t refuse if you ever tried about it I like they can’t Nicole sweat just thinking about it where have you been today ok where’s that dog she loves wonderful why do you love Spanish Bolton well you have it salt and vinegar a deep-fried Pizza well you have it deep-fried Pizza let’s hope you have a night yeah Michigan ether yeah how much the place of fine deal deal deal hey when it’s making me sad this is sad you’ll cook yeah I don’t get it why didn’t didn’t didn’t [Music] he didn’t what Waterland opinion oh that there are some guys who perform in the river do you need some help you need to bail quicker if I signal to stop you stop you don’t move a muscle what’s this Glencore both action rifle did I get it

    Hi Shredability: Chris Christenson and Brad Gerlach
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    Hi Shredability: Chris Christenson and Brad Gerlach

    September 8, 2019


    -What’s going on back there? CHRIS CHRISTENSON: That’s
    old Chief Two Beers. A little dismount
    before the trip. Hopefully they get done
    before it gets dark. Just busted him. You know, he calls me and says
    hey, man, do you want to do some motorcycle riding? Bring it on, dude. I’m ready to go. Lefty loosey, righty tighty. BRAD GERLACH: Yeah,
    I know that. But I mean, did you press
    it down or something? Great, got to get
    it on footage. Hey, hey, hey, Chris? How you get the gas
    tank open, man? CHRIS CHRISTENSON:
    Just spin it. BRAD GERLACH: Spin it? CHRIS CHRISTENSON: I looked
    at couple of his boards. It’s like, oh man, this
    guys looks like he knows how to shape. I just called him up to– hey, I want to get a
    board, you know? The conversation was probably
    like five minutes on the phone before I even knew who he was. BRAD GERLACH: When he really
    knew it was me after a while, he was like oh, shit. Sorry, dude. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: What was
    your last name again? He’s all Gerlach. I’m like, ah, OK, OK. But he’s kind of a
    grump, you know? He’s ar, ar, ar. It’s a big commitment to sponsor
    someone like Brad. And these guys are like 50
    boards a year and I don’t have those cards in my
    deck right now. Well, we just ended up becoming
    friends and friends are first to me anyways. So Brad seems like
    a complete nut. And he is a complete nut. And he’s always a good
    time, and you never know what to expect. BRAD GERLACH: Those are called
    fours, fake doors. You ever do that with words? Put two words together? Like sweaty balls, swalls. Woo! Swalls! Ha! Ha! The exciting part was
    that we’re going to meet in New York. Pick the bikes up in New York
    City, and then head up north to New England. And I’m always looking
    for waves. And I’m always in some car,
    boat or airplane. And the most comfortable way to
    go looking for waves is on a motorcycle for sure. It’s really fun to cruise with
    one of your best buds. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Obviously,
    we have surfing in common. But when we get together, it’s
    kind of like the last thing we usually talk about. BRAD GERLACH: Do you think about
    when we first got going in New York a couple times
    driving along. And then all of a sudden going
    like, I had a couple of visions of eating it. And I was like OK,
    just let it go. Let it go. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Yeah. BRAD GERLACH: Because
    it’s just like woo. Think about it, you can
    just eat it so easily. You’re just like, splatter. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: That’s
    heavy shit. BRAD GERLACH: Hey, cheers. Here’s to not eating
    shit, huh? CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Guy just
    threw a cigarette butt at you. BRAD GERLACH: Classy. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Welcome
    to the Hamptons. This guy needs to ride a
    motorcycle backwards. Look at that hair. BRAD GERLACH: Which guy? CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Right here. BRAD GERLACH: What? That’s who he’s talking about. That’s who he’s talking about. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: No,
    there’s another one. BRAD GERLACH: There’s
    another one? The guy with the blonde hair? Now he’s stopped talking
    and looked over here. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Yeah,
    we’re talking to you. What the fuck you want? BRAD GERLACH: Hey, we’re
    just wondering where we can get the same– is that a beanie? Because that’s cool shit, man. I need that. I need that. I need that. There she is, the
    mighty Atlantic. Oh, shit. Pumping. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Think we’re
    going to surf this whole trip? BRAD GERLACH: Oh, look
    at that little– maybe low tide. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: There’s
    definitely a swell. Those tides are so high. BRAD GERLACH: Yeah. Settle down, would you? CHRIS CHRISTENSON: If we can
    find it where the beach maybe goes in and then hooks around
    that way, it’ll probably pick up swell. BRAD GERLACH: We don’t have any
    surf connection up here. There’s enough swell right now
    where people are like, oh god, you could have come
    around the corner. I was like four feet
    and pitching out. While you guys are playing
    around on shore break. Stingy and Dew Bag are
    over here doing four-foot aerial reverse. And varials and shove-its
    and what not. Because the waves offer that
    kind of playfulness, you know? CHRIS CHRISTENSON: See
    that right there? Maybe. Let’s go up another
    20 more mansions. BRAD GERLACH: Chicken! Honey, I shrunk the kids. Look at that thing right here. Paddling into it, you’re
    seven inches tall. You’re going to be hooting,
    because that thing feels like it’s about 30 feet. Look at that right. Look it, off the bottom,
    boof, into the lip. Around that, we’re in France,
    by the south, you’re on that next one. Whoa, big cut back. Float that section. Come around there, bam,
    bag, woo, air reverse. Oh, god! See, I told you. Just around the corner. I neglected to mention that
    Stingy and Dew Bag are only two inches tall. Let’s get out of the leathers! This board here was
    a gift for Skip. This thing’s 26-years-old,
    personal voyages. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Rock Harleys,
    then we got some Skip Fryes, we got an 11-footer. It’s just such a different
    trip, why bring all the standard boards? It’s just fun to mix it up, and
    ride something that you normally wouldn’t bring
    on a surf trip. BRAD GERLACH: Of course we’re
    hoping to catch some surf. But yeah, we didn’t get it. But we’re kind of
    surfing on those motorcycles anyway though. Yeah. And if the waves are insane
    around here all the time, this would be the best place in
    the world to live, huh? CHRIS CHRISTENSON: This would
    be a great place to have a surf [INAUDIBLE] where there’s
    just waves that just come out and going around. You come here in the fall
    time, you get all the colors, you know? BRAD GERLACH: It looks like
    Hansel and Gretel live here. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: These bikes
    were perfect for this type of riding, too, right through
    the coastal towns. It’s almost like an instinct. Like, the other guy can just
    make a facial expression that you know he’s going to do,
    or you know which way he’s going to turn. And instincts take over with
    every move you make, and different communications. BRAD GERLACH: Going through the
    beauty of New England with the lakes, and the rivers, and
    the trees hanging over, and the cherry blossoms, and the
    beautiful, perfect little gingerbread houses. It’s like, is there a better
    place in the world to ride a motorcycle? That’s it. I just wanted to pull over and
    look down one of these streets and just check it
    out, you know? CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Thought you
    had to make a phone call. I got to take a leak, man. BRAD GERLACH: I might be Chief
    Two Beers, but this guy’s got to piss every fucking
    five minutes. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: It’s just the
    diversity of the way the land is here. You just don’t know what to
    expect, because you can’t see what’s coming. Where down south, it’s
    just a straight line. Where up here, it’s almost
    fun getting lost. We don’t know where we’re
    going to end up. None of the roads
    are straight. -How far you going? BRAD GERLACH: The cool thing
    is we don’t know. -How far you going today? BRAD GERLACH: We’re going to
    end up in Rhode Island, Narragansett. -I’m going up to Maine. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Up to Maine? -Yeah. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: How long
    is that going to take you? -I don’t know. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Yeah. That’s the best way
    I guess, huh? This is going to be like just
    one of those trips where you like talk about years
    and years and years, you know what I mean? BRAD GERLACH: Oh, this one time
    I did this bike trip with this asshole. Here comes the thunderhead. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Look
    at that rain stuff. Man. Getting wet. BRAD GERLACH: It’s definitely
    raining now. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: A little
    wet out there. Time for some cold ones
    and some crab legs. Some real New England food,
    that’s what I want right now. BRAD GERLACH: So what are
    you going to have? CHRIS CHRISTENSON:
    I want crab legs. What else do they
    eat out here? Crab legs, lobster– BRAD GERLACH: Scallops. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Scallops,
    lots of scallops. BRAD GERLACH: Fish. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Beer. BRAD GERLACH: Clams. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Clams, you
    got to have some clams. BRAD GERLACH: Steamers. Steamers. And I’m going to have
    just a garden salad. -Yep. You want the red wine
    vinaigrette, put it on the side? BRAD GERLACH: No, I don’t
    even need any dressing. -Nothing? Just dry? BRAD GERLACH: Maybe a lemon. -I’ll bring a lemon for you. Just remind me if I
    forget about it. BRAD GERLACH: OK. -So I’ve written you up
    the big one, right? BRAD GERLACH: No, the small. -Just a regular small salad? BRAD GERLACH: Even just smaller
    than the small. If they could just
    put a little bit. If you could make a note just
    to make it really small. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: You
    got to put some meat on your bones, man. You just getting a salad? Alright, I’m going to get
    some fish and chips. Are they pretty small, or big? -It’s a good size. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Good size? -Yeah, it comes in two
    pieces usually. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: All right. And then I want to get
    a couple appetizers. I want to get the seared ahi. -That’s awesome. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: I want
    to get some clam cakes. -Is that for you? CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Yeah. -Wow. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Yeah. And then which one do you
    recommend, the jerk wings or the buffalo wings? -I like the jerk, man. Where you get a little sticky
    and a little bit of spice. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: All right, I
    want to get some jerk wings. -Jerk wings. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: He’ll help
    me out a little bit. BRAD GERLACH: Jerk wings? CHRIS CHRISTENSON: And
    then can I get some kind of lobster? Because we’re in New
    England right now. BRAD GERLACH: Jesus. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Are
    these different ones? BRAD GERLACH: Yeah, the
    blueberry one’s pretty good. Give me that fork. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Hold on, I’m
    trying my beer right now. BRAD GERLACH: This one’s
    fucking tasty, man. This guy smells it. How is his food intake? Woo, woo, woo. RICK GOMES: I come out here, I
    spit raps and rhymes, guys. I’m the best-dressed homeless
    man in all of Newport. (RAPPING) Singing’s my game. Rick is the name. Slick Rick Gomes isn’t
    taking the blame. And the money I make, I
    make it all by myself. And then I have to share
    it with everyone else. So McCue took his rhyme to
    the very next level. I don’t carry a brick but
    I will ring your bell. A Roxbury crackhead
    don’t sound cool. Singing here and tripping,
    a mother fucking fool. And if you really don’t mind,
    I got a show to put out. Or do I really have to take
    it to the very next show? Tick, tock, tick. I see the clock on the wall,
    the rhyme’s still ripping. Woo! Alright, fellas. Thanks, my brother. BRAD GERLACH: Alright,
    Uncle Rick. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: And it’s
    been one of our better pit stops for sure. The rain came and I
    guess it couldn’t have been better timing. Hey, Bradley? BRAD GERLACH: Hey, man. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Hey,
    how you doing, buddy? How those two beers
    treating you? BRAD GERLACH: I think
    I had more than two. CHRIS CHRISTENSON: Old Chief
    Two Beers has got his shoes off right now. We’re always waiting on Brad. It’s either he had two beers or
    he’s talking to his chick. I’m ready to go to
    the next spot. But maybe I will just– I think I’m going to check
    out some [INAUDIBLE]. I’ll be back. There’s no communication. You’re driving and you’re just
    moving, and passing things. And it’s almost like
    thoughts, too. Like, here’s a house, here’s a
    lake, now that’s a thought. Now you’re past it. Now you’re coming up, here’s
    a gas station. And here’s an old monument
    statue, whoosh, passing that. Then come around this corner. The coolest thing is just like
    I’ve never been to this place ever before in my life,
    right where we’re at. And the motorcycles have
    brought us here. You almost want to get lost
    because getting lost is part of the fun.

    Sailing Around the World (Sailing La Vagabonde) – Ep. 1 Intro & Sailing Turkey
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    Sailing Around the World (Sailing La Vagabonde) – Ep. 1 Intro & Sailing Turkey

    August 29, 2019


    Raleigh wanton and on from I’d like in South Australia uh my name’s Elena I’m from Western Australia a little coastal town called Geraldton I got the boat in place called monopoly which is sad the Bari just a very small country town in Italy so 43 440 3.4 foot Beneteau cyclone as I got it FRA I got it about a year ago probably a little bit more than that now and I got up I bought it from three arguing Italian guys who I don’t know I just couldn’t get their business organized so I ended up getting it off then and then styling it over to Croatia that was about a year ago when I first got it a winds just picked up when I first got it no I had no idea so I’ve done a couple of very small trips maybe a day and a half or something like that so yeah to the point where when I first rolled it when Lucas and I first rolled out the headsail we actually didn’t even know how to fill it back in so yeah it’s been a pretty steep learning curve so from here as I said we’ve been goin over to Malta from Crete and Malta then set Sicily Sardinia Majorca or the Balearic Islands then Gibraltar and then pretty much following the footsteps of Christopher Columbus over down to the Canary Islands for an Atlantic crossing in probably January so Canary Islands and down to Cape bird heading south until words I say the butter melts and then heading over to the Caribbean Central America for a while in the Caribbean and then through the Panama Canal to the Galapagos Islands I’d really love to check them out and then across the Pacific in there I don’t know and all I want to go that sounds great and who’s the greatest person on earth that would have to be done no what is the average speed of an african meiting pigeon I have no idea okay I just wanted to do a bit of a tour of LA vagabond so this is the bow up here we’ve got the anchor we’re anchored in about five meters of water that’s yet Genoa there the mast so that little hatch there goes down into my room which I’ll show you in a second there the pride and joy of the boat the two flexible solar panels which I had installed in Montenegro hello Elena how are you so we’ve had a bit of a tidy up here before we give everyone the tour um got a little bicycle hanging off the back there and that tender we’re going to get a new one of them in a couple of days because it’s slowly disintegrating so we come down here I’m actually standing on the engine this is the entryway here so there’s two bedrooms that’s pulled off this is starboard aft got the electronics busy there all the music and some safety equipment this is all the we’re all the important documents our passport etc we galley the kitchen books yeah I just storage there pots and pans under here this is where I cook this is where a liner cooks so I don’t know I really know anything that goes on there at all some chilies we’ve installed there’s soo mom this is that well this is a post a bit here that’s actually a wardrobe now this is supposed to be where you stick little children well not kids at you style in that case it wouldn’t come on board that’s it took that’s one of the well that’s the forward head or my ensuite what we call it this is that the recently redecorated boudoir or harem techie yes I’m a little ukulele up there and that’s we come from so that’s love a Gabon translate for sale fight and murder so just got an evite and we have to get it all the way to the marina to inflate it how’s it going around you’re welcome and you know the kilometer the gated knee hey Elena could you just tie that uh you just tie the tender off for me please here no worries Raleigh yeah yeah so you typed that off that’s all good yet this is what’s happened over here alone is just going to retrieve the tender which was fortunately caught on that island before it just disappeared over there into the wild blue yonder so yes suppose now II sort of start thinking all the bowlines side in your life which is the one that you didn’t want to come undone climbing 4 meter lives the wind wasn’t too hectic but by the time I turned around and the Templar was gone it was just getting me know finding it so we had the appropriate ceremonies last night played the last post trying to pull the one and we’re starting to feel a little bit better about the whole thing until we had to get in the water and swim to shore in murky murky Marmara what just happened we came back from getting some batteries in Mars boy was rocking karna funny and then what’s it I had a sneaking suspicion and I check the rejected and guide we’re in one point extent yeah we thought just drops seven meters to why point ten babies over ten mins it goes from seven meters to one minute so we should have died on it before before we fully left but hopefully if the rudders not vent everything should be okay if I hardly strike so just survived our first what would you call that this way I leave the boat grounding leave the boat grounding leave the boat come back and find the boat on the ground in the mud so we are still debating with one sigh laughing and I love leave you mocking normal