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The National for Monday, Feb. 17 — Increased pressure to end rail blockades; seniors and cannabis

February 22, 2020


[ * ]>>Andrew: TONIGHT, TRAINS REMAIN STOPPED AND SOLIDARITY PROTESTS HAVE GROWN.>>Adrienne: THEY RAMP UP TO END THE STANDOFF. WE’LL RESOLVE THIS SITUATION QUICKLY AND PEACEFULLY.>>Adrienne: THE GROWING CHALLENGE FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.>>Andrew: AMERICANS ARE RESCUED FROM THAT INFECTED CRUISE SHIP BUT THEN THE BAD NEWS.>>I DIDN’T KNOW WE WOULD BE QUARANTINED FOR 14 MORE DAYS.>>Andrew: WHAT’S IN STORE FOR THE CANADIANS STILL ON BOARD.>>Adrienne: TWO BABIES SWITCHED AT BIRTH.>>I SAID, WELL, YOU DON’T LOOK LIKE MY BABY.>>Adrienne: THE SECOND TIME AT ONE HOSPITAL.>>Andrew: FROM PAIN, MOOD, EVEN SLEEP.>>I HAVE TO TELL ALL MY FRIENDS, MY 90-YEAR-OLD GRANDMOTHER IS TAKING CANNABIS.>>Andrew: CANADA IS DIVIDED BY ANGER AND RECENTMENT THAT HAS SIMMERED AND BOILED FOR DAYS AS PROTESTS IN SUPPORT OF HEREDITARY CHIEFS BLOCK TRAINS, BLOCK LIVES AND START TO CAUSE LAY-OFFS.>>Adrienne: THAT PUTS PRESSURE ON THE PRIME MINISTER WHO HAS BEEN ABROAD FOR MOST OF THIS. NOW HE’S CUT SHORT A TOUR TO FOCUS ON DISRUPTIONS LIKE THIS ONE. SO TODAY MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE BLOCKED A MAJOR TORONTO STREET FOR HOURS. IN OTTAWA, ANOTHER LARGE GROUP MARCHED IN SUPPORT OF THE WET’SUWET’EN ELDERS, THE ONE WHO OPPOSE THE PIPELINE THAT WOULD RUN THROUGH TRADITIONAL TERRITORY. THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE, HOW TO BRING ABOUT AN END TO THE BLOCKADES THAT HAVE SHUT DOWN MUCH OF THE RAIL SYSTEM BUT AS OLIVIA STEFANOVICH SHOWS US, A SOLUTION ISN’T COMING QUICKLY.>>Reporter: ALL HANDS ON DECK, KEY MINISTERS CALLED IN TO ADDRESS THE COUNTRY, BUT IN THE END, NO ONE HAD MUCH OF AN UPDATE.>>WE’VE UNDERSTOOD THE IMPACT AND WE’LL CONTINUE TO RESOLVE THIS PEACEFULLY, AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.>>Reporter: THE PRIME MINISTER CANCELED A TRIP ABROAD TO DEAL WITH THIS CRISIS. I UNDERSTAND WORRISOME THIS IS AND HOW DIFFICULT IT IS FOR MANY PEOPLE AND FAMILIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND WE’LL FOCUS ON RESOLVING THE SITUATION QUICKLY AND PEACEFULLY AND THAT’S WHAT WE’LL DO.>>Reporter: DESPITE TODAY’S MEETING, PROTESTS CONTINUE ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND TENTS REMAIN BY THE TRACKS. THE MOHAWKS HAVE BEEN CAMPING BEHIND THE RAIL LINE FROM MONTREAL TO TORONTO FOR THE PAST 12 DAYS. THEIR DEMAND THAT RCMP LEAVE WET’SUWET’EN TERRITORY PUTS OTTAWA IN A TOUGH SPOT AND THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T DIRECT POLICE OPERATIONS BUT STILL, POLITICAL CALLS ARE GROWING FOR THE PRIME MINISTER TO SOLVE THIS.>>IT’S UNACCEPTABLE THAT WE CANNOT GIVE SERVICES TO PASSENGERS AND FOR OUR GOODS, ALSO, FOR OUR ECONOMY.>>THESE ARE IMPORTANT ISSUES AND WHAT I’VE BEEN CALLING FOR IS THAT WE NEED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PLAY A ROLE.>>Reporter: YOU’LL ALSO HEAR THAT SENTIMENT BACK AT THE MOHAWK CAMP.>>I THINK JUSTIN TOO FIGURE THIS OUT.>>Reporter: AND ANY SOLUTION NEEDS TO BE A LASTING ONE.>>DON’T CHANGE IT TEN YEARS FROM NOW SO WE’RE ALL BACK OUT HERE AGAIN. WE SHOULD ALL BE AT HOME WITH OUR FAMILIES INSTEAD OF EVERYBODY STANDING OUT ON THE SIDE STREET.>>Reporter: THE FOCUS NOW, WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS AND CAN A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION BE ACHIEVED? OLIVIA STEFANOVICH, CBC NEWS, TIANDENAGA.>>Adrienne: TIME FOR NEEDED PERSPECTIVE FROM VASSY KAPELOS HOST OF POWER AND “POWER & POLITICS.” HOW MUCH LONGER CAN JUSTIN TRUDEAU MAINTAIN THIS POSITION?>>Vassy: I’VE BEEN SPEAKING TO A FEW PEOPLE CLOSE TO THE DISCUSSIONS GOING ON IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ABOUT THIS AND WHAT I CAN TELL YOU, THERE’S A LOT OF RESISTANCE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER AND THOSE AROUND HIM TO THE IDEA PUT FORTH TO SEND IN THE RCMP AND THEY’RE WORRIED ABOUT FURTHER ESCALATING THINGS. BUT THE DISCUSSIONS, AT LEAST, WHAT MY SOURCES ARE TELLING ME, THERE’S AN INTERNAL DEADLINE BEING SET, LOOKING TOWARDS THE END OF THIS WEEK. BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT, TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A DAY, THEY’RE WORRIED ABOUT IT PROGRESSING BEYOND THAT AND SO, THE DISCUSSION, AT LEAST, IS THAT SOMETHING WILL HAVE TO CHANGE. HOW THAT HAPPENS IS STILL TO BE DETERMINED, BUT THEY ARE LOOKING AT THAT DELIVERY ORDERS THE END OF THIS WEEK.>>Adrienne: THE END OF THE WEEK SEEMS LIKE A LONG WAYS AWAY WHEN YOU CONSIDER TOMORROW IS QUESTION PERIOD AND MORE CONDEMNATION FOR THE PRIME MINISTER. WHAT’S YOUR SENSE OF HOW THAT WILL PLAY OUT.>>Vassy: I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO PUT THIS TO THE BACKDROP OR ADD THE CONTEXT THIS IS IN A MINORITY GOVERNMENT WITH THE REDUCED MANDATE FOR THE LIBERALS. SO FAR, SINCE THE BEGINNING OF 2020, JUSTIN TRUDEAU HAS TO BE FACED WITH ALL OF THE ISSUES AT THE OUTSET OUT OF HIS CONTROL. THEY ARE DOMINATING THE AGENDA OR PARLIAMENT HILL, NOT THE STUFF HE WANTS TO PUT FORWARD. WHAT I THINK YOU’LL SEE TOMORROW IS EXACTLY THAT. YOU’LL SEE CRITICISM FROM THE N.D.P., THE CONSERVATIVES, YOU NAME IT. ALL OF THE PARTIES THERE, THE GENESIS OF THEIR CRITICISM TOWARDS THE PRIME MINISTER WILL BE DIFFERENT, BUT IT WILL ALL COME TO A POINT AND BE FOCUSED ON, BASICALLY, THEM TELLING THE PRIME MINISTER THAT THEY THINK HE’S DOING A BAD JOB AND THAT WILL DOMINATE EVERYTHING ON PARLIAMENT HILL ON THIS ONE ISSUE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS AND LIKELY THAT’S TO THE DETRIMENT TO BOTH THE PRIME MINISTER AND CANDIDATES.>>Adrienne: THANKS FOR THIS.>>>AFTER A DOZEN DAYS OF PROTESTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS, A CLOSER LOOK AT THE RESULTS. THOMAS DAIGLE SHOWS US THE ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN AND THE INDUSTRIES MOST AFFECTED.>>Reporter: CONSIDER THIS ONE BIG BACKLOG, DOZENS OF SHIPS IF THE PORT OF VANCOUVER STUCK, WAITING TO BE UNLOADED OR FILLED WITH CARGO, A SIGN RAIL DISRUPTIONS ARE CAUSED WIDE-RANGES REPERCUSSIONS FROM COAST TO COAST. IN HALIFAX, MOST GOODS WOULD NORMALLY BE MOVING IN AND OUT OF THE PORT BY TRAIN, BUT HERE, TOO, ALL CONTAINERS ARE LEFT STRANDED. ELSEWHERE, SOME CARGO IS NOW BEING SENT BY ROAD, BUT CANADA’S TRUCKING INDUSTRY HAS THIS WARNING.>>THERE’S NOT ENOUGH TRUCKS AND DRIVERS TO ASSIST THE RAILWAY SECTOR.>>Reporter: IT’S WORRYING FOR THOSE HEATING HOMES WITH PROPANE. ON THE EAST COAST IT’S RATIONED IN THE DEAD OF WINTER.>>UNDERSTAND, THIS IS CAUSING REAL HARM.>>Reporter: IN ATLANTIC CANADA AND QUEBEC, 85% OF PROPANE IS NORMALLY SENT BY RAIL AND NEVER BEFORE HAS THE INDUSTRY GROUND TO A HALT LIKE THIS.>>RIGHT NOW THERE’S NOTHING SO, OBVIOUSLY, FROM A CUSTOMER’S PERSPECTIVE, THIS IS REALLY TERRIBLE.>>Reporter: FROM ONE PROVINCE TO ANOTHER, THE RAIL DISRUPTIONS COULD LEAD TO FUEL PRICE HIKES, FOOD SHORTAGES AND MORE LAY-OFFS IF NATIONAL SUPPLY CHAINS REMAIN UP-ENDED. ALREADY CN RAIL IS SENDING HOME 450 WORKERS WITH ANOTHER 500 FACING LAY-OFFS IF THE CRISIS DRAGS ON. THE COST TO THE ECONOMY IS ESTIMATED IN THE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS.>>EVERYDAY WE GO BACK TO NORMAL MEANS INCREASED COST TO CANADIAN ECONOMY AND INCREASES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.>>Reporter: AT THE HEART OF CANADA’S BUSIEST RAIL CORRIDOR AS THE TRAINS REMAIN STUCK, THE ECONOMY IS SLOWED AND NO TELLING WHEN EITHER ONE WILL GET BACK UP TO FULL SPEED. THOMAS DAIGLE, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: AFTER MORE THAN A WEEK WORRIED ABOUT BECOMING SICK IN A FLOATING CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, KOREANED CANADIANS ON THE DIAMOND PRINCESS CREW. SHIP ARE COMING HOME.>>Reporter: THERE ARE SIGNS OF THE CORONAVIRUS ON THE DECK OF THE DIAMOND PRINCESS.>>WE’RE SO ANXIOUS, SO ANXIOUS AND IT’S TIME TO GO HOME.>>Reporter: TRUDY CLEMENT AND HER HUSBAND HAVE BEEN CONFINED TO THEIR ROOM FOR TWO WEEKS. THE CLEMENTS STILL DON’T KNOW THEIR STATUS.>>WE HAVEN’T BEEN INFORMED BY THE JAPANESE HEALTH AUTHORITY YET WHETHER THESE SWABS WE’VE HAD ARE POSITIVE OR NEGATIVETIVE.>>Reporter: THAT’S KEY TO THE. PLAN AND SAYS NO ONE WHO IS TESTED POSITIVE WILL BE ALLOWED TO BOARD THE PLANE.>>PEOPLE ILL WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TRAVEL FOR A BUNCH OF REASONS, ONE BEING THEIR CONDITION MAY BE TOO FRAGILE TO TRAVEL.>>Reporter: A HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE IN CORNWALL ONTARIO, THAT NEWS WAS UNEXPECTED AND LEFT SOME RESPONSIBILITIESERESIDENTS WORRIED.>>I’M JUST GLAD THEY’LL BE HOME, LIKE BEING STUCK AWAY FROM HOME FOR A LONG TIME CAN DO A LOT TO YOUR MENTAL HEALTH.>>Reporter: TODAY HEALTH OFFICIALS TRIED TO QUELL CONCERNS, REASSURING ALL SAFETY PROTOCOLS ARE BEING FOLLOWED.>>WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT THE RISK OF THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS TO CANADIANS, INCLUDING THE PEOPLE IN THE CORNWALL COMMUNITY IS LOW AT THIS TIME.>>Reporter: AT LEAST 160 PASSENGERS ON BOARD THE DIE POND DIAMOND PRINCESS ARE OCCUPANTIN ARE OPTING TO BE F
LOWN ON.>>Andrew: PLANES FULL OF AMERICANS FROM THAT CRUISE SHIP HAVE ALREADY LANDED IN THE U.S., BUT AS PAUL HUNTER SHOWS US, THEY BROUGHT THE VIRUS BACK WITH THEM AND THAT COMPLICATES THINGS.>>Reporter: LIKE A SCENE OUT OF A MOVIE, WHEN THE PLANES LANDED IN THE U.S. AFTER THE OVERNIGHT FLIGHT FROM JAPAN, PASSENGERS WERE GREETED BY GROUND WORKERS WEARING ANTI-CONTAMINATION SUITS, FEARFUL THEY MIGHT CATCH THE VIRUS ON BOARD BOTH IN TEXAS AND WHERE THE OTHER FLIGHT TOUCHED DOWN IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. INDEED, THE CORONAVIRUS WAS ON BOARD AT LEAST ONE OF THE FLIGHTS.>>WE’RE ALL IN TIGHT QUARTERS AND IT SEEMS DANGEROUS AND NOT SAFE.>>Reporter: FOR THE FLIGHTS HOME, AT LEAST ONE OF THE REFASHIONED CARGO PLANES FOR THE 300 PEOPLE EVACUATING FROM JAPAN CAME EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL UNIT, AN ISOLATION CHAMBER, FOR 14 PEOPLE WHO JUST TESTED POSITIVE. THEY WERE ALL KEPT INSIDE THAT FOR THE TRIP HOME. AND ONCE BACK IN THE U.S., THEY ALL THEN WENT SIMPLY FROM ONE QUARANTINE TO ANOTHER.>>THEY HAVE SENT OVER A DOZEN EMAILS ASSURING US THERE WOULD NOT BE AN ADDITIONAL QUARANTINE AND JUST TOLD US WE WOULD BE REQUARANTINED FOR 14 MORE DAYS.>>Reporter: BUT FOR THE 14 WHO JUST TESTED POSITIVE, IT WOULD BE ANOTHER FLIGHT AND THEN A CONVOY OF MEDICAL VEHICLES IN NEBRASKA TO A SPECIAL TREATMENT CENTRE IN OMAHA.>>WE HAVE THE PERSONNEL, THE FACILITIES, THE RESOURCES AND THE EXPERTISE TO HANDLE THESE KIND OF INDIVIDUALS.>>ONE PATIENT WAS TRANSFERRED TO HOSPITAL, THE BIO CONTAINMENT UNIT BECAUSE OF A CHRONIC CONDITION AND ALSO EXPERIENCING MILE SYMPTOMS.>>Reporter: IT WAS AND REMAINS A HARROWING JOURNEY FOR ALL. EPAUL HUNTER, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Andrew: CHINA HAS CONFIRMED MORE THAN 72,000 CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND IT JUST RELEASED NEW DETAILED DATA ON NEARLY 45,000 OF THEM.>>THIS DATA GIVE US A BETTER UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE AGE RANGE OF PEOPLE AFFECTED AND THE SEVERITY OF THE DISEASE AND THE MORTALITY RATE.>>Andrew: IT SHOWS 80% OF THE CASES ARE MILD AND 2% ARE FATAL WITH THE RISK OF DEATH CLIMBING WITH AGE. THERE ARE RELATIVELY FEW CHILDREN AFFECTED BUT NOT CLEAR WHY. TOUTHE NUMBER OF NEW CASES APPEARS TO BE DECLINING BUT EXPERTS WEAR WORRY TO SAY IT’S TOO EARLY TO SAY IF IT PEAKED.>>Adrienne: THIS IS HARJUST DAYS AFTER DUMPING COMMERCIAL AIRLINE DIVISION, THE STRUGGLING CANADIAN COMPANY HAS SOLD OFF RAIL, TOO.>>Reporter: BOMBARDIER’S RAIL DIVISION INCLUDE SOME AT PLANTS LIKE THIS ONE IN QUEBEC, WHERE THE MAYOR IS OPTIMISTIC. IT SEEMS LIKE A GOOD DEAL. BOMBARDIER IS SELLING TO THE FRENCH COMPANY, ALSTOM, AND NOW, THE ONCE GIANT COMPANY WILL ONLY MAKE BUSINESS JET.>>BOMBARDIER WILL HAVE A MUCH SMALLER FOOTPRINT BUT HOPEFULLY MORE AGILE AND ABLE TO COMPETE.>>Reporter: AS PART OF THE DEAL, IT BECOMES A MAJOR ALSTOM SHAREHOLDER AND IT WILL MAKE MONTREAL THE HEADQUARTERS FOR THE AMERICA.>>THE ABILITY FOR ALSTOM IN THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET IS ENHANCED FOR THE EMPLOYMENT.>>Reporter: BOMBARDIER RECEIVED MILLIONS IN GOVERNMENT INVESTMENTS AND LOANS AND THE CEO SAYS THE MONEY WASN’T WASTED.>>WHEN YOU TAKE A BIG RISK ON BIG PROJECTS LIKE THAT, SOMETIMES, I MEAN, IT DOESN’T PAN OUT TO BE EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANTED IN THE FIRST PLACE. WHEN WE LOOKED AT THIS IN RETROSPECT, WE’RE AT A MUCH BETTER PLACE.>>Reporter: WORKERS AT THIS THUNDERBAY PLANT HAVE BEEN THROUGH OWNERSHIP CHANGES BEFORE AND THE UNION HOPES ALSTOM KEEPS IT RUNNING.>>WE’VE HAD HIGH QUALITY CARS AND WORKING WITH BOMBARDIER OVER 20 YEARS AND AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE’RE PRODUCTIVE NO MATTER WHO’S FLAG IS FLYING OUTSIDE.>>Reporter: THE UNION FOR SOME QUEBEC WORKERS SAYS IT HOPES FOR A GROWTH IN RAIL PROJECTS TO KEEP THE MEMBERS WORKING EVEN IF IT’S NOT FOR A QUEBEC-OWNED. ALISON NORTHCOTT, CBC NEWS, MONTREAL.>>Adrienne: A MAJOR SHAKE-UP IN LABRADOR. PREMIER DWIGHT BALL RESIGNED.>>I’M ANNOUNCING MY TIME IN POLITICS HAS COME TO AN END AND TO LIVE A MORE PRIVATE LIFE.>>Adrienne: BALL HAD BEEN PREMIER SINCE 2015 WINNING REELECTION THIS PAST DAY AND DID NOT EXPLAIN WHY HE STEPPED DOWN BUT HE’S BEEN UNDER ATTACK FOR A PATRONAGE APPOINTMENT AND SOMEONE CONNECTED TO THE LIBERAL PARTY.>>Andrew: TO ALBERTA AND AN OILSANDS PROJECT THE PROVINCE HOPES WILL GIVE THE ECONOMY A BIG BOOST. THE FEDERAL CABINET IS EXPECTED TO DECIDE WHETHER IT WILL GO AHEAD BUT THE LIBERALS FACE A TOUGH CHOICE BETWEEN THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATIONAL UNITY.>>Reporter: THIS IS IT, 292 SQUARE KILOMETERS IN NORTHERN ALBERTA THAT HAS THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT IN A MAJOR BIND. TORN OVER WHETHER TO SAY YES OR NO TO A FUTURE OILSANDS MINE, JUST MONTHS AFTER AN ELECTION FOUGHT PARTLY OVER CLIMATE CHANGE.>>WHICH POISON DO YOU WANT? THE PEOPLE THAT VOTED FOR YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR 2015 EMISSIONS?>>Reporter: AT A QUANDARY DIVIDING THE LIBERAL CABINET SOURCES SAY AND CANADIANS, TOO. A NEW POLL SUGGESTS THE COUNTRY IS SPLIT WHETHER THE PROJECT SHOULD GET THE GREEN LIGHT. THOSE OPPOSED TO THE TECH MINE ARE OUTRAGED. MOST ALBERTANS SUPPORT THE PROJECT BUT FOR MANY, THE CHOICE IS MORE NUANCED.>>CLIMATE CHANGE IS LIKE THE DEFINING ISSUE OF OUR GENERATION, BUT AS AN ALBERTAN, WE’RE CONFLICTED.>>Reporter: HE CAN’T IGNORE THOUSANDS OF JOBS THAT COULD HELP THOUSANDS OF OILSANDS’ WORKERS. THE ENVIRONMENTAL MINISTER HAS BEEN TACKLING PLASTIC WASTE BUT HE AND HIS DEPOSI GOVERNMENT HAVE BEEN CALLED OUT FOR NOT LIVING UP TO THEIR PROMISES.>>THE NEW PROJECT, I THINK WE HAVE TO STOP LIVING IN CLIMATE HYPOCRACY, TOO.>>IF THIS PROSPECTIVE $20 BILLION INVESTMENT IS KILLED BECAUSE OF POLITICS IN THE LIBERAL CAUCUS ROOM, IT WILL SEND A CHILLING EFFECT TO GLOBAL INVESTORS.>>Reporter: EVEN IF THE MINE IS APPROVED, IT MIGHT NEVER BE BUILT BECAUSE OF THE HIGH COSTS AND THE LOW PRICE OF OIL. STILL, WHATEVER THE LIBERAL CABINET DECIDES, THERE WILL BE A POLITICAL COST. SALIMAH SHIVJI, SEA CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Adrienne: DETECTING EXTREMISTS IN THE MILITARY. HOW A RESERVIST HAS RAISED SERIOUS QUESTIONS.>>THE MILITARY HAS ALWAYS HAD TO GUARD AGAINST PEOPLE JOINING FOR THE WRONG REASONS.>>Adrienne: HOW WIDE-SPREAD IS THIS PROBLEM?>>Andrew: PLUS A THERAPY FOR MENTAL ILLNESS THAT’S NO JOKE.>>HOW OFTEN DO YOU HEAR HILARIOUS AND SCHIZOPHRENIA IN THE SAME SENTENCE?>>Adrienne: SWITCHED AT BIRTH AT THE SAME NEWFOUNDLAND HOSPITAL THAT MADE A M>>Andrew: THE TRIAL OF A FORMER CANADIAN RESERVIST IS SET TO BEGIN TOMORROW IN THE UNITED STATES. THE CASE HAS PROMPTED QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW MANY WHITE SUPREMESTS THERE ARE IN THE MILITARY AND WHAT’S DONE ABOUT IT.>>YOU KNOW, THERE’S FINE LINES BETWEEN PATRIOTISM AND NATIONALISM AND ULTRANATIONALISM.>>Reporter: TONY MCALEER IS LOOKING AT A PHOTO OF HIP FROM HIMSELF FROM THE 1990S. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN RESERVES.>>I FIRST JOINED THE RESERVES INFANTRY AND I THINK THE MILITARY HAS ALWAYS HAD TO GUARD AGAINST PEOPLE JOINING FOR THE WRONG REASONS.>>Reporter: IT SOMETHING THE MILITARY IS CURRENTLY GRAPPLING WITH FOLLOWING THE HIGH PROFILE ARREST OF ANOTHER CANADIAN RESERVIST IN THE UNITED STATES. PATRICK MATTHEWS IS ACCUSED OF PLANNING VIOLENCE WITH AN EXTREMIST GROUP CALLED THE BASE.>>MY FIRST COMMENT, SHIT, NOT AGAIN.>>Reporter: THIS RETIRED LAWYER SAYS THE RESERVES ARE A BACK DOOR FOR STREAM UNFORTUNATEEXTREMISTS TO GETINTO THE MILIT
ARY.>>THEY HAVE TO BE MORE DILIGENT AND ALERT.>>Reporter: MILITARY LEADERS SAY THEY HAVE IDENTIFIED AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT AND ARE WORKING TOWARDS CHANGE. BUT THEY ALSO DEFEND THEIR TRACK RECORD OF INVESTIGATING AND DISCIPLINING MEMBERS.>>I DO UNDERSTAND, THOUGH, THAT SOMETIMES FROM THE OUTSIDE, WE MIGHT LOOK O OPAQUE BUT IT’S DUE TO PRIVACY REASONS WE CAN’T GIVE PERSONAL INFORMATIO INFORMATION.>>Reporter: PATRICK MATTHEWS MAY BE THE HIGHEST PROFILE CASE BUT NOT THE ONLY ONE. BETWEEN 2013 AND 2018, THERE WERE 16 IDENTIFIED MEMBERS OF STREAM HATE GROUPS IN THE MILITARY AND ANOTHER 35 ENGAGED IN RACIST OR DISCRIMINATORY BEHAVIOUR. THREE HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED BECAUSE OF HATEFUL CONDUCT AND 15 GOT INTERVENTIONS AND NO WRONG-DOING WAS FOUND IN EIGHT CASES AND SEVEN INVESTIGATIONS ARE STILL UNDERWAY.>>IF WE CAN SALVAGE SOMEBODY’S CAREER, WE’LL TAKE THE STEPS NECESSARY.>>Reporter: PART OF THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE MILITARY IS DEFINING AND CODEIFYING THE TERM CODE OF CONDUCT.>>YOU HAVTHERE’S NO EXCUSE FOR NOT KNOWING THIS IN 2020. GET ON WITH THAT.>>Reporter: READING FROM HIS BOOK, TONY IS USING HIS EXPERIENCE TO HELP WHITE SUPREMEST TO DISENGAGE FROM HATE GROUPS, ESPECIALLY THOSE IN THE MILITARY.>>WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE’RE DOING THE BEST THAT WE CAN TO KEEP OUR MILITARY SAFE AND OUR SOCIETY AND OUR VALUES THAT WE CHERISH SAFE.>>Reporter: KAREN PAULS, CBC NEWS, WINNIPEG.>>Adrienne: WE’RE FOLLOWING SEVERAL OTHER STORIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. TONIGHT, CRITICISM OF HEALTH REFORMS LEAD NEW BRUNSWICK’S PREMIER TO A LAST-MINUTE REVERSE COURSE OVER THE WEEKEND.>>THEY CAN’T IN GOOD CONSCIOUS MOVE FORWARD WITHOUT THE CONCERNS AND FEARS BROUGHT TO LIGHT.>>Adrienne: BLAINE HIGGS DELAYED DECISIONS AND SAID HE IS CONCERNED BY BEGANS IN THE PLAN AND WILL HOLD CONSULTATIONS IN THE COMING MONTHS.>>>THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS ASKING FOR A FOUR-MONTH EXTENSION TO A COURT RULING THAT WILL LOOSEN RESTRICTIONS ON ASSISTED DYING. IN SEPTEMBER, QUEBEC’S SUPREME COURSUPERVISOR COURT RULED IT WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND OTTAWA WAS GIVEN UNTIL MARCH TO FIX THE LEGISLATION. THE GOVERNMENT HAS HEARD FROM MORE THAN 300,000 CANADIANS ON HOW BEST TO MAKE THE CHANGE BUT STILL NEEDS MORE TIME.>>HOME GOODS RETAILER, PIER 1 GOODS FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY IN THE UNITED STATES. LAST MONTH THE COMPANY SAID IT WOULD CLOSE A TOTAL OF 450 LOCATIONS INCLUDING ALL STORES IN CANADA AND NOW PIER 1 SAYS IT’S FOR SALE. AFTER STRUCTURING FROM INCREASED COMPETITION FROM ONLINE RETAILERS.>>Andrew: SENIORS ARE THE FASTER GROUP OF CONSUMERS. THEY TAKE IT FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT AND TO HELP THEIR MOOD BUT JUST HOW HELPFUL IS IT? THAT’S NEXT.>>Adrienne: LATER, DENNIS THE MENACE, A>>I’VE HAD PEOPLE SAY I’VE HAD PAIN IN MY FEE KNEE FOR 30 YEARS, I’M USING CANNABIS AND I’M PAIN-FREE.>>Andrew: WHILE MANY SENIOR CITIZENS ARE USING IT FOR MEDICAL REASONS, THERE ISN’T MUCH CLINICAL REASONS TO SHOW HOW IT WORKS BUT THERE’S A STUDY UNDERWAY TO CHANGE THAT. HERE IS WHAT DOCTORS HAVE PATIENTS HAVE FOUND SO FAR.>>Reporter: THEIR WEDDING SOON SEEMS TO CALM HER AND REACH KAREN WALKER IN THAT FAR AWAY PLACE DEMENTIA HAS TAKEN HER. [ * ]>>Reporter: MIKE WALKER IS WILLING TO TRY ANYTHING TO SOOTHE HIS WIFE, FROM MUSIC TO MARIJUANA.>>YOU JUST CAN’T GIVE UP ON SOMEBODY. YOU HAVE TO TRY WHATEVER MEANS ARE OUT THERE. SHE STILL GETS OUTBURSTS BUT NOT NEAR WHAT IT USED TO BE. I KNOW THAT.>>Reporter: THE AGITATION IMPROVED ONCE KAREN STARTED TAKING 20-GRAMS OF CANNABIS A DAY AND THE DOSE IS PART OF A STUDY, LOOKING AT HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA CAN HELP IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR SENIORS. DEALING WITH ISSUES LIKE CHRONIC PAIN AND COGNITIVE DECLINE.>>LIK MIKE HAS SEEN A DIFFERENCE.>>I FIND HER MORE AWARE. IF I TOOK MY PHONE OUT, SHE WOULD GRAB IT AND THROW IT ACROSS THE FLOOR. I HAD HER HOLDING THE PHONE WITH MUSIC ON IT AND I WOULD SHOW HER PICTURES OF HER GRANDKIDS AND SHE PUT A BIG SMILE ON. SHE’S MORE COHERENT.>>Reporter: FAMILIES LIKE HIM, EAGER TO EXPLORE THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF MARIJUANA PROMPTED THE STUDY.>>THAT’S OK.>>Reporter: THE GOAL IS TO BACK ANTIDOTES WITH EVIDENCE.>>HAS ANYONE HEARD OF CBD?>>Reporter: THE GROUNDWORK TO ENROLL PEOPLE IN THE STUDY BEGAN LAST SUMMER WITH INFORMATION SESSIONS AT DOZENS OF SENIOR RESIDENTS LIKE THIS ONE THIS OTTAWA, TO DISPEL ANY STIGMA.>>IIN CANNABIS, THERE’S OVER 120 DIFFERENT CANNABANOIDS.>>Reporter: DAVID GRAB IS WITH THE WEED COMPANY FOR THE STUDY.>>THE PERSONAL FOR CANNABIS TO ADDRESS A LOT OF THE ISSUES AROUND AGING IS REALLY THE POTENTIAL BIGGEST POPULATION THAT COULD SEE BENEFIT, BUT IT’S ALSO A POPULATION THAT HASN’T BEEN EXPOSED TO THE EDUCATION AROUND CANNABIS AN.>>Reporter: GREG TELLS THE GROUP THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT IN WEED CAN BE TRANSFORMATIVE, AS IN THE CASE OF AN ELDERLY WOMAN WHO ALMOST GAVE UP PLAYING THE PIANO.>>UNTIL, SHE GOT OSTEOARTHRITIS IN HER HANDS AND SHE STARTED USES MEDICAL CANNABIS AND WITHIN TWO MONTHS, SHE COULD PLAY PIANO AGAIN AND SHE SAID I FEEL LIKE A CHILD AGAIN. I PLAY FOR HOURS ON END AGAIN AND I HEAR THESE STORIES OVER AND OVER AND OVER. (PIANO PLAYING).>>Reporter: NIVA CARMEN IS THAT SUCCESS STORY.>>MY GRANDSON THINKS THAT’S HISS TEARAL. HYSTERICAL.>>Reporter: SHE WAS READY TO GIVE AWAY HER PIANO WHEN HER GRANDSON SUGGESTED MARIJUANA.>>I COULDN’T STAND IT, SO I WENT ON TO CANNABIS AND WAS ON IT FOR SIX WEEKS AND THOUGHT, THIS FEELS PRETTY GOOD, NOT HAVING THE PAIN I WAS IN AND MY HANDS WEREN’T SWELLING UP.>>Reporter: SINCE THEN, NIVA IS BACK AT IT, PLAYING REGULARLY FOR HER FELLOW RESIDENTS AND ENJOYING THE MOMENT.>>IT IS EXPERIMENTAL. WE STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT IT WILL DO TO US, BUT AT 90, WHO CARES. [ Laughter ]>>Reporter: YOU KNOW, YOU CAN’T DO ANY MORE HARM THAN HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE.>>SO YOU’RE A CONVERT?>>DEFINITELY.>>WELL, I THINK IT’S EXCITING AND I THINK IT’S WONDERFUL TO KNOW THAT THERE IS SOMETHING TO IMPROVE THIS RESIDENT’S QUALITY OF LIFE AND I’M EXCITED AT THE OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE INFORMATION SO THAT WE CAN SAY, YES, THIS IS SOMETHING WE CAN USE, BUT WE NEED TO KNOW HOW SAFE AND EFFECTIVE IT IS.>>Reporter: DR. RHONDA CUL CULLENS SAYS SO FAR THE RESULTS HAVE BEEN MIXED.>>PERSONALLY, IN MY PRACTISE, I’VE SEEN AMAZING RESPONSES, ZERO RESPONSES AND NEGATIVE RESPONSES AND THAT’S WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO ME THAN RATHER THAN A FEW STORIES FROM SITES WE HAVE ROBUST EVIDENCE.>>I’M AT THE END OF MY BOOK, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Reporter: THE EVIDENCE IS ESPECIALLY CRITICAL IN SUCH A VULNERABLE POPULATION. THERE ARE CONCERNS AROUND HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA INTRACTS WITH OTHER MEDICATIONS AND HOW IT METABOLIZES IN OLDER PEOPLE AND POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS LIKE DIZZINESS CAN BE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS FOR PEOPLE PRONE TO FALLING. FOR MIKE, THE LAST FEW YEARS HAVE BEEN A STRUGGLE. HE JUST WANTS TO PROVIDE HIS WIFE WITH SOME COMFORT.>>ULTIMATELY, WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM THIS STUDY? WHAT ARE YOU HOPING FOR?>>THAT’S THE QUESTION ITSELF, YOU’RE HOPING FOR A MIRACLE TO HAVE HER FIXED. I’M NOT SAYING NO, BUT YOU HAVE TO TRY. IF I CAN’T FIX IT, GIVE HER A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE THAT SHE CAN RELAX AND THAT’S ALL I CAN HOPE FOR.>>Reporter: RIGHT NOW, HE’S FOUND THAT BIT OF HOPE. AND HOWEVER UNTESTED IT STILL IS, HE’S HOLDING ON TO IT.>>Andrew: OK, SO THERE’S A FAIR AMOUNT OF RESEARCH GOING INTO ANSWERING A GREAT NUMBER OF QUESTIONS ABOUT CANNABIS USE IN OLDER PEOPLE, BUT WHERE EXACTLY DO WE STAND NOW? CAN IT WORK? IS IT SAFE? THE DIRECTOR OF YEA GERIATRICS ARE ASKING THIS VERY QUESTION.>>MANY PATIENTS ARE ASKING AND SAYING COULD THIS BE A SOLUTION FOR ME.>>Andrew: WHAT DO YOU TELL THEM?>>DEPENDS WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR. THERE’S NOT A LOT OF GREAT EVIDENCE TO SAY ITS A GREAT TREATMENT FOR EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN. THERE’S MOUNTING EVIDENCE SAYING IT COULD BE HELPFUL, SPECIFICALLY IN AREAS OF PAIN MANAGEMENT.>>Andrew: MAIN IS WHERE THERE’S THE MOST PROMISE?>>WHAT I’VE FOUND OF ALL OF MY PATIENTS WHO TRIED THIS, THERE ARE SOME WITH COMPELLING ANTIDOTES, HELPING WITH BEHAVIOURS WITH DEMENTIA OR HELPS WITH PAIN, BUT I WOULD SAY THE VAST MAJORITY SAID IT HAD NO HELP OR THEY HAD SIDE EFFECTS LIKE DIZZINESS OR NAUSEA AND IT’S TELLING US WHILE THERE’S COMPELLING ANTIDOTES, WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHO WOULD IT BE USEFUL?>>Andrew: IF SOMEONE WERE TO COME TO YOU SAYING, LOOK, I’M IN PAIN AND JUST WANT TO TRY IT, IS THERE A REASON YOU WOULD DISSUADE THEM? ARE THERE RED FLAGS.>>FOR PATIENTS ON A LOT OF COMPLICATED MEDICATION OR THEY MIGHT HAVE COMPLEX HEALTH ISSUES, I MIGHT BE WORRIED THIS COULD CREATE WHETHER THERE’S A LOT OF UNKNOWNS, MORE PROBLEMS THAN BENEFIT. BUT ONE OF MY PATIENTS SAID I WANT TO TRY THIS, WHAT DO YOU THINK? IT’S NOT UNINEXPENSIVE VENTURE TO BUY THE OILS OR WHATEVER THE CASE, BUT I WANT THEN TO WORK WITH A PROFESSIONAL WHO KNOWS HOW TO PROVIDE CANNABIS AND WHO CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT THEIR PARTICULAR ISSUES ARE TO FIND SOMETHING THAT MIGHT WORK FOR THEM AND THAT’S THEIR BEST CHANCE OF GETTING BENEFIT. BUT AGAIN, WE NEED MORE RESEARCH TO FIN FIND WHERE IT COULD BE USEFUL.>>Adrienne: STILL TO COME, FINDING THE FUNNY IN THE NOT SO FUNNY.>>YOU CAN TELL THE WORST THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, THEY JUST BEGIN GREAT COMEDY MATERIAL.>>Adrienne: AN UNUSUAL FORM OF THERAPY FOR MENTAL ILLNESS. PLUS, JANN ARDEN SUPER MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AFFECT SO MANY PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY, BUT STILL TALKING ABOUT THEM PUBLICALLY CAN BE HARD. SO IMAGINE JOKING ABOUT YOUR OWN VERY PERSONAL STRUGGLES IN FRONT OF AN AUDIENCE. AS “THE NATIONAL” CONTINUES ITS CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH, DAVID COMMON TAKES US TO A COMEDY CLUB IN VANCOUVER WHERE HUMOUR IS HELPING PEOPLE HEAL.>>Reporter: WHAT’S ABOUT TO HAPPEN SEEMS ALMOST UNBELIEVABLE.>>I COULD NEVER DO IT.>>I’M PROUD OF US, TOO.>>Reporter: JUST A FEW YEARS AGO, WENDY LAMB COULDN’T LEAVE HER HOUSE AND NOW –>>WHEN IT COMES TO OUR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH, WE SHOULD SPEAK UP.>>Reporter: — SHE’S SPEAKING ON STAGE TALKING ABOUT HER OWN MENTAL ILLNESS.>>I NEED TO START SETTING BOUNDARIES SO WHEN MY THERAPIST INSISTED I PRACTISE SAYING NO, I ADAMANTLY REFUSED. [ Laughter ]>>I ACTUALLY EXPERIENCED SEXUAL ABUSE. THE TRAUMA I EXPERIENCED, I PUSHED DOWN AND IT WASN’T UNTIL I WAS 40 YEARS OLD THAT I JUST COULDN’T DO IT ANY MORE. I COULDN’T PRETEND TO BE OK AND NORMAL AND PUT ON A HAPPY FACE FOR OTHER PEOPLE.>>THIS IS MY HUSBAND.>>Reporter: WENDY NEEDED HELP AND FOUND IT NOT JUST IN THERAPY, BUT ALSO IN SOMETHING CALLED STAND-UP FOR MENTAL HEALTH.>>I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT THERE AREN’T MORE PROGRAMMES LIKE THIS, TO BE ABLE TO LOOK AT OUR PAST EXPERIENCES AND OUR HARDSHIPS IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT. IT’S VERY FREEING.>>YOU GET TO TELL, LIKE THE WORST THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF AND ALL OF THE THINGS YOU’RE SO ASHAMED OF AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, THEY JUST BECOME GREAT COMEDY MATERIAL.>>Reporter: THE PROGRAMME IS THE BRAIN CHILD OF DAVID GRENEER, AN ENTREPRENEUR COMIC, A MENTAL HEALTH COUNCILLOR AND SOMEONE WHO HAS STRUGGLED HIMSELF.>>I HAVE ANY OWN MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE AND I’VE BEEN THROUGH EVERYTHING, I’M ON MEDS, TONNES OF THERAPY AND I JUST WANTED TO GIVE PEOPLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT.>>Reporter: MY FAMILY ACTUALLY HAS NO HISTORY AT ALL OF ANY MENTAL ILLNESS EVER DISCUSSED.>>I HEARD ONE GUY SAY THAT GUY WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA WAS HILARIOUS AND HOW OFTEN DO YOU HEAR THAT IN THE SAME SENTENCE?>>IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THOUGH, IT’S HARD TO COMMIT SUICIDE. THOUGH, IT’S HARD FOR A FISH TO COMMIT SUICIDE, IT COULDN’T DROWN ITSELF.>>I THOUGHT, LET’S JUST GO WITH IT AND BECAUSE I’VE BEEN STARING AT LIGHTSES, THERE’S A CIRCLE HERE.>>Reporter: SHHE HAS RUN THE PROGRAMME FOR 15 YEARS, NOT AS A PART OF THERAPY AND HIS GOAL IS SIMPLE, PEEL AWAY THE STIGMA.>>IN TERMS OF OH, THEY’RE WEAK, WEIRD OR DANGEROUS, YOU SEE PEOPLE WHO ARE FUNNY, LIKABLE, FRIENDLY AND ALL SORTS OF THINGS THAT YOU WOULDN’T ASSOCIATE WITH MENTAL HEALTH.>>WHEN I WAS 7, I WAS ONE OF HUNDREDS OF VIETNAMESE REFUGEES ON A FISHING BOAT AND WE SHARED A COMMUNAL TOILET AND COULDN’T BRUSH OR TEETH OR BATHE FOR EIGHT DAYS. WE WEREN’T EXACTLY FRESH OFF THE BOAT. [ Laughter ]>>Reporter: TONIGHT IS WENDY’S GRADUATION FROM THE PROGRAMME WHERE PARTICIPANTS LEARN THE CRAFT OF STAND-UP AND HONE THEIR MATERIAL.>>IT MEANS A LOT. I’M NOT LONGER THE SAME PERSON AND WE TALK ABOUT EMBARRASSING OR PAINFUL STUFF AND IT IS A RELEASE TO DO THAT, BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT, WE HAVE PEOPLE COMING WHO ARE SUPPORTING US AND SO, WE’RE FEELING HEARD.>>I’M ALSO BIPOLAR, BY THE WAY AND THIS MEANS IT WILL GO ONE OF TWO WAYS. [ Laughter ]>>Reporter: THIS PROGRAMME IS SO SUCCESSFUL IT’S REPLICATED IN OTHER COUNTRIES, EVEN AFTER YEARS OF DOING IT. EACH CLASS, STILL A SURPRISE FOR DAVID.>>I’M JUST LEFT THINKING, WHAT AN AMAZING THING, THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT STUFF YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO SAY BUT THEY’RE SAYING IT AND WE’RE LAUGHING WITH THEM AND WHAT COULD BE BETTER THAN THAT.>>NOT SEEIN SAYING ALL CHINESE PEOPLE ARE BAD DRIVES, BUT –>>Reporter: FOR THE VETERANS, THOSE WHO COME OUT THE OTHER SIDE, THIS REMAINS A PLACE OF ACCEPTANCE AND UNDERSTANDING, CONFRONTING STIGMA UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT.>>THE 2019 GRADUATING CLASS FOR STAND-UP OF MENTAL HEALTH SHOWCASE.>>Adrienne: IF YOU WANT TO TALK WITH SOMEONE ABOUT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH, YOU CAN CALL OR TEXT CRISIS SERVICE’S CANADA OR VISIT THEM ONLINE.>>Andrew: JUST AHEAD ON TONIGHT’S NATIONAL, THE MOMENT A NEWFOUNDLAND COUPLE DISCOVERED THEIR BABY WAS SWITCHED AT BIRTH.>>MY BABY HAD DARK HAIR AND THE NOSE DIDN’T LOOK RIGHT TO ME.>>And>>Adrienne: TONIGHT WE’RE FOLLOWING UP ON A STORY ABOUT A PAIR OF NEWFOUNDLAND MEN WHO WERE SWITCHED AT BIRTH DECADES AGO AND IT TURNS OUT THEY WEREN’T THE ONLY ONES. MARK QUINN INTRODUCES US TO ANOTHER COUPLE SENT HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL SENT HOME WITH THE WRONG INFANTS.>>WE WERE TALKING AND LOOKING AT THE BABY AND I SAID, WELL, HE DON’T LOOK LIKE MY BABY.>>THE FIRST THING SHE SAID, HOW COME YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOUR OWN BABY?>>Reporter: MURIAL STRINGER SENSED SOMETHING WAS WRONG HALFWAY HOME FROM THE COME BY CHANCE HOSPITAL IN 1962.>>MY BABY HAD DARK HAIR, A LOT OF DARK HAIR AND A NOSE LIKE ME AND A LITTLE POINTED NOSE. THE NOSE DIDN’T LOOK RIGHT TO ME.>>Reporter: WHEN THEY ARRIVED AT THEIR HOME IN HODGE’S COVE, HER MOTHER CONFIRMED HER SUSPICIONS.>>WHEN SHE TOOK THE SWEATER OFF, SHE SAID, OH, MY, THAT’S NOT YOUR BOY, IT’S LITTLE BOY ADAMS.>>Reporter: THE BABY WAS WEARING AN ARMBA ARMBAND THAT HAD THE NAME BABY BOY ADAMS ON IT. HER HUSBAND, CECIL CALLED THE HOSPITAL AND SPOKE WITH A NURSE.>>SHE TOLD ME ON THE PHONE THAT BABY BOY STRINGER WAS THERE, ALSO.>>Reporter: CECIL RUSHED BACK TO COME BY CHANCE TO PICK UP THEIR BOY, KENT STRINGER.>>OH, MY, YEAH, HE WAS A SWEET BOY AND STILL IS.>>Reporter: THE STRINGER MIX-UP HAPPENED IN AUGUST OF 1962, JUST MONTHS BEFORE THEY WERE SENT HOME WITH THE WRONG FAMILIES. HEINZ AND AVERY SAY WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM CAUSED INDESCRIBABLE ANGUISH.>>YOU NEVER GOT TO BE WITH YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND IT’S HARD.>>Reporter: HEINZ AND AVERY ARE SUING CLAIMING NEGLIGENCE AND THEY SAY IT’S NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HAPPENED AT THE COME BY CHANCE HOSPITAL MORE THAN 50 YEARS AGO AND ASKING A JUDGE TO DISMISS THE SUIT WITH COSTS. MARK QUINN, CBC NEWS, St. JOHN’S.>>Andrew: WE’RE FOLLOWING SEVERAL OTHER STORIES TONIGHT, INCLUDING THE DEVASTATING FLOODS IN THE U.K. A STORM HAS KILLED THREE PEOPLE AND SEVERE FLOOD WARNINGS REMAIN IN PLACE FOR PARTS OF BRITAIN IN THE WAKE OF STORM DENNIS. HUNDREDS OF HOMES HAVE BEEN FLOODED, EVACUATIONS CONTINUED THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND RIVERS ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK TONIGHT. MEANTIME, THE GOVERNMENT IS CRITICIZED FOR THE OP OPPOSITION.>>>JEFF BEZOS IS COMMITTING $10 BILLION OF HIS OWN MONEY TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE. IN AN INSTAGRAM POST TODAY, HE CALLED THIS THE BIGGEST THREAT TO OUR PLANET SAYING THE MONEY WILL GO THROUGH THE BEZOS EARTH FUND AND AMAZON HAS FACED CRITICISM, THOUGH, INCLUDING FROM ITS OWN WORKFORCE ABOUT ITS OWN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.>>THIS WAS AND AGONIZING DECISION FOR US AND ONE THAT WE DIDN’T TAKE LIGHTLY OR EASILY.>>Andrew: GM ANNOUNCED WILL IT SCALE BACK IN NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA AND THAILAND NEXT YEAR AND THAT INCLUDES ENDING THE HOLDEN BRAND AND HAS EXISTED IN AUSTRALIA FOR MORE THAN 160 YEARS AND FOCUS ON MARKETS THAT CAN DRIVE STRONG RETURNS.>>Adrienne: COMING UP, A JANN ARDEN SUPER FAN AND THE KINDNESS OF A STRANGER.>>SHE MENTIONED IT’S LIKE A TIM>>Andrew: JANN ARDEN HAS SERIOUS SUPER TANS BUT ONE WHO HAS YET TO SEE HER IN CONCERT. IT’S NOT FOR A LACK OF TRYING BUT MOST RECENTLY SHE JUST COULDN’T AFFORD A TICKET. SO SHE WENT ON TWITTER SO SUGGEST THE TICKETS WERE HIGH AND A STRANGER SAW HER TWEET AND WHAT HAPPENED NEXT IS OUR “MOMENT.” [ * ]>>I’M A PRETTY BIG JANN ARDEN FAN AND HAVE NOT SEEN HER LIVE. I HAVE PUT OUT THERE THAT I THOUGHT THE TICKETS WERE A BIT EXPENSIVE. [ * ]>>I HAD SEEN THERE WAS A COMMENT ABOUT, YOU KNOW, HER TICKETS, THE PRICE IS SO HIGH AND I JUST WENT TO TICKET MASTER AND SA SAW WHAT WAS AVAILABLE AND GOT THE BEST SEAT I COULD GET. [ * ]>>I’M IN THE POSITION TO DO IT, SO JUST DO IT. OTHER PEOPLE STARTED COMING FORWARD TO BUY OTHER PEOPLE TICKETS, KIND OF LIKE A TIM HORTONS, BUY FOR THE PERSON BEHIND YOU ON A LARGER SCALE. [ * ]>>I JUST THINK THIS IS SO NEAT AND I WILL NEVER FORGET THIS, EVER.>>Andrew: WOW! IF THAT IS NOT THE PERFECT STORY TO WRAP A MONDAY UP, I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS.>>Adrienne: WE REACHED OUT TO JANN AND SAID PEOPLE ARE USUALLY INSULTING ONE ANOTHER ON SOCIAL MEDIA, A LOT OF NOISE, NOT A LOT OF SUBSTANCE, BUT HERE WERE TWO STRANGERS WITH SOMETHING IN COMMON. MUSIC IS MAGIC AND I WILL BE MEETING THEM BOTH AND CHEERING THEM ON.>>Andrew: THAT’S SO COOL.>>Adrienne: SO THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17th. GOODNIGHT.>>Andrew: GOODNIGHT.

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