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The National for Wednesday, Jan. 22— Canada prepares as coronavirus spreads

January 27, 2020


A SARS-LIKE VIRUS SPREADS AGAIN. MORE CASES, MORE PLACES, MORE DEATHS.>>Andrew: CHINA TAKES A DRAMATIC NEW STEP WHILE THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION DECIDES TO WAIT. WHAT IS CANADA DOING?>>AS LONG WE COPE AN EYE O KEEP AN EYE ON
IT, WE SHOULD BE WELL PREPARED.>>Adrienne: WHY RONA AMBROSE WON’T BE THE NEXT CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADER.>>Andrew: EMPATHY AND ADVICE FROM ONE HEART-BROKEN FAMILY. WHY THEY NOW FEEL ABANDONED.>>Adrienne: A HARVEY WEINSTEIN ACCUSER TAKES A HUGE RISK AND TALKS WITH US.>>I DIDN’T GO INTO THE JOB THINKING HE’S A SERIAL RAPIST.>>Adrienne: HE’S ON TRIAL IN A NEW YORK COURTROOM. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” CONFIRMATION TONIGHT, THE DANGEROUS CORONAVIRUS IS ON THE MOVE AND TAKING MORE LIVES.>>Andrew: AT LEAST 17 PEOPLE HAVE NOW DIED. MORE THAN 570 OTHERS INFECTED AND CHINESE OFFICIALS SAY THOUSANDS MORE HAVE PROBABLY BEEN EXPOSED WITHOUT KNOWING IT. TONIGHT WE WILL SHOW YOU HOW CANADA IS PREPARING ITS DEFENSES. LET’S BEGIN WITH THE EFFORTS TO COORDINATE A GLOBAL RESPONSE FROM BEIJING TO THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HEADQUARTERS IN GENEVA. AS SASA PETRICIC REPORTS, THEY’RE WAITING TONIGHT.>>OUR TEAM IS ON THE GROUND IN CHINA WORKING WITH EXPERTS TO INVESTIGATE THE OUTBREAK.>>Reporter: AFTER A DAY-LONG MEETING WITH EXPERTS, THE HEAD OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CALLS THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK AN EVOLVING AND COMPLEX SITUATION, BUT OPTED TO WAIT A DAY BEFORE MAKING A DECISION ON DECLARING A GLOBAL EMERGENCY AS IT DID DO FOR SARS IN 2003.>>TO PROCEED, WE NEED MORE INFORMATION.>>Reporter: WHO OFFICIALS TODAY PRAISED CHINA’S OPENNESS SINCE THE OUTBREAK BEGAN THREE WEEKS AGO IN THE CENTRAL CITY OF WUHAN, WHERE IT IS STILL MOST CONCENTRATED. THE SUSPECTED GROUND ZERO OF THE OUTBREAK, THIS NOW CLOSED SEAFOOD MARKET IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION. WUHAN IS EFFECTIVELY LOCKED DOWN AND ORDERING TRAIN STATIONS TO CLOSE AND SUBWAYS, BUSES AND FERRIES SHUT DOWN AND WUHAN RESIDENTS ENCOURAGE NOT TO MOVE AROUND AT ALL UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. IT’S ALL TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS DURING CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR, THE BUSIEST TRAVEL TIME OF THE YEAR. BUT GIVEN HOW DIFFICULT THE WUHAN VIRUS IS TO DETECT, THAT MAY PROVE TOUGH. ALREADY CONFIRMED IN SHANGHAI, BEIJING, OFFICIALS IN HONG KONG ANCONFIRMING CASES AND THEY WORRY IT WILL JOIN JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES WITH CASES OF ITS OWN AFTER A FEVERISH YOUNG TRAVELER RETURNED FROM SHANGHAI. IT MAY BE EFFECTIVELY QUARANTINED BUT IS THAT ENOUGH?>>Andrew: YOU WERE SPEAKING WITH PEOPLE BOARDING THE TRAINS IN BEIJING AND WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?>>Reporter: IT WAS A GREAT DEAL OF WORRY AND FRUSTRATION. PEOPLE JUST AREN’T SURE WHAT THEY CAN DO TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AGAINST A VIRUS THAT IS SO NEW AND UNKNOWN AND AS THE EXPERTS WERE SAYING HERE TODAY ALREADY MUTATING.>>Andrew: SASA PETRICIC IN BEIJING TONIGHT, THANKS. NOW TONIGHT HERE IN CANADA, THERE ARE NO CONFIRMED CASES, BUT WITH THE DEADLY SARS OUTBREAK IN 2003 IN MIND, CANADIAN HEALTH OFFICIALS WANT TO BE READY AND DEFENSES ARE ALREADY BEING SET UP. VIK ADHOPIA GOT A TOUR OF THE FRONT LINES IN TORONTO.>>Reporter: AT THIS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT IN NORTHWEST TORONTO, THEY’RE NOT TAKING ANYONE CHANCES, ALONG WITH BLOOD PRESSURE AND OTHER VITAL INFORMATION, QUESTIONS ABOUT FOREIGN TRAVELS.>>HAVE YOU TRAVELED OUTSIDE OF CANADA IN THE LAST 30 DAYS?>>ALL LOGISTICS ARE MAPPED OUT AND WE’RE ABLE TO ACT.>>Reporter: IN THE HUMBER RIVER HOSPITAL’S COMMAND CENTRE, STAFF MONITOR THE VITAL SIGNS. THIS NEW HOSPITAL WAS BUILT WITH OUTBREAKS IN MIND.>>I CAN’T, YOU KNOW, STRESS ENOUGH HOW INCREDIBLY UNPREPARED WE WERE FOR SARS. WE’RE IN SUCH A BETTER POSITION NOW.>>Reporter: THE HOSPITAL’S CHIEF OF STAFF WAS IN THE THICK OF THE SARS’ CRISIS 17 YEARS AGO, WHEN WEAK PROTOCOLS SPURRED ON THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS.>>IT WAS ABOUT RUNNING AROUND AND TRYING TO BUY REMEMBE REST RESPIRATORIERS.>>Reporter: THEY’RE STEPPING UP SCREENING OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS BUT MAY NOT SHOW TEMPERATURES DURING FLIGHTS SO HOSPITALS REMAIN AT THE FRONTLINES IF THE OUTBREAK SPREAD.>>IT’S IMPORTANT WE ISOLATE THE PATIENTS RIGHT AWAY.>>Reporter: AT ANOTHER HOSPITAL THERE’S A SENSE OF READINESS. THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT HAS DEALT WITH CASES THAT TESTED NEGATIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS.>>WE’VE HAD THREE PATIENTS THAT HAVE COME IN WITH A TRAVEL HISTORY WHO PRESENTED WITH THESE SYMPTOMS AND THEY’VE DONE A PHENOMENAL JOB GETTING THE PATIENTS INTO THE APPROPRIATE ISOLATION RIGHT AWAY.>>Reporter: THE DEPARTMENT MANAGER IS ANOTHER VETERAN OF THE SARS CRISIS.>>I THINK PEOPLE HAVE TO APPRECIATE IT’S NOT THE SAME AS SARS, NOT PRESENTING THE SAME, THE NUMBERS ARE NOT THE SAME AND DEATH RATE IS NOT THE SAME. AS LONG WE KEEP AN EYE ON IT, WE SHOULD BE WELL PREPARED.>>Reporter: PREPARED AND READY FOR IF TOMORROW THE WHO DECLARES A NEW GLOBAL HEALTH EMERGENCY. VIK ADOPHIA, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: TONIGHT QUEBEC HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE MONITORING SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECENTLY RETURNED FROM CHINA AND THEY SAID TODAY THAT SIX PEOPLE HAVE SHOWN SIGNS OF A RESPIRATORY ILLNESS AND FIVE UNDER OBSERVATION IN MONTREAL AND THE SIX TESTED NEGATIVE AND WERE ABLE TO GO HOME. WE’LL BRING YOU UPDATES AS WE GET THEM.>>Adrienne: THERE HAS BEEN A HUGE SURPRISE TONIGHT IN THE RACE TO BE THE NEXT CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADER. THE WOMAN SO MANY HAD FAVORED WILL NOT RUN. RONA AMBROSE SAYS THANKS BUT NO THANKS. AS HANNAH THIBEDEAU EXPLAINS, THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING.>>Reporter: IN A MINUTE AND A HALF LONG VIDEO, RONA AMBROSE DASHED THE HOPES OF MANY CONSERVATIVES ACROSS CANADA.>>BUT RIGHT NOW, I’M FOCUSED ON MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH THE PRIVATE SECTOR.>>Reporter: SHE’S FACED WEEKS OF IMMENSE PRESSURE TO RUN FROM HEAVY WEIGHTS LIKE STEPHEN HARPER, JASON KENNEY AND FORMER SASKATCHEWAN PREMIER, BRAD WALL BUT TODAY SHE FINALLY DECIDED, SHE’S OUT.>>IT IS HUMBLING TO BE CONSIDERED AT ALL BECAUSE I LOVE OUR PARTY, I LOVE THE PEOPLE IN IT AND I LOVE OUR COUNTRY.>>Reporter: WITHOUT HER, IT’S A RACE SO FAR WITH NO HIGH PROFILE WESTERNER OR FEMALE CANDIDATE. ADD THAT TO FORMER QUEBEC PREMIER AND PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE LEADER AND THIS IS A MUCH DIFFERENT LEADERSHIP RACE.>>NOT HAVING THEM IN THE RACE DOESN’T MAKE IT AS EXCITING AND WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT TO HAVE THEM IN THERE.>>Reporter: THAT’S THE THINKING OF MANY CONSERVATIVES AND MANY FEEL IT’S A THREE-WAY RACE.>>IT WOULD BRIGHT NOW P PETER MACKAY WOUL
D BE SEEN AS THE FAVOURITE AND DON’T UNDERESTIMATE P O’TOOLE BUT TODAY IT’S THOSE THREE.>>Reporter: SHE WAS SEEN AS THE BEST SHOT BUT WITH HER DECISION, THE CONSERVATIVES NEED TO FOCUS ALL OF THEIR ATTENTION ON WHO WILL ACTUALLY LEAD THAT FIGHT.>>Adrienne: , OHOW IS THE CONSERVATIVE RACE SHAPING UP? THEY’LL BE HERE AT THE REGULAR TIME TOMORROW.>>Andrew: FIVE TOURISTS FROM FRANCE ARE MISSING AND THEIR TOUR GUIDE IS DEAD AFTER THEIR SNOWMOBILE PLUNGED THROUGH ICE. THREE TOURISTS MANAGED TO ESCAPE AND LEAD POLICE TO A SPOT THAT LOCALS KNEW TO AVOID. ALISON NORTHCOTT EXPLAINS HOW THIS ALL WENT WRONG.>>Reporter: POLICE ON SNOWMOBILE COMBING THE SHORES. THE SEARCH BEGAN LAST NIGHT AFTER THE TOUR GROUP WAS SNOWMOBILING AND SOME PLUNGED THROUGH THE ICE. (SPEAKING FRENCH).>>Reporter: QUEBEC PROVISIONAL POLICE SERGEANT SAID THEY LEFT THE TRAIL. THE MAN WAS PULLED FROM THE WATERS BUT LATER DIED. THREE SOUGHT HELP FROM A GAS STATION AND SAYS THE AREA THEY WERE THIS IS KNOWN TO BE DANGEROUS. EVERYONE KNOWS IN THAT IN AREA IT NEVER FREEZES. BUT SNOWMOBILING IS A BIG DRAW. ACCORDING TO QUEBEC’S CORONER’S OFFICE, AT LEAST 20 TOURISTS DIED IN SNOWMOBILING ACCIDENTING IN THE LAST TEN YEARS. IT CAN BE A DANGEROUS SPORT IF YOU DON’T TAKE PRECAUTIONS.>>IT’S TEMPTING TO GO OUTSIDE THE TRAILS IN THOSE SITUATIONS AND THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE PAYING FOR A LOT OF TIMES TO SEE. SO IT CAN BECOME A LITTLE PROBLEMATIC SOMETIMES AND, OBVIOUSLY, WE’RE PUTTING PEOPLE AT RISK.>>Reporter: IN THIS CASE, THE GUIDE COMPLETED A SAFETY GROUP TEN YEARS AGO AND THE FEDERATION OF SNOWMOBILE CLUB SAYS THAT TRAINING IS NOT MANDATORY BUT THERE ARE GUIDELINES EVERY SNOWMOBILER SHOULD FOLLOW.>>REMAIN ON THE STATE TRAILS.>>Reporter: POLICE SAY THE STRONG CURRENTS HAVE MADE THEIR WORK HARDER AND TONIGHT POLICE HAVE CONFIRMED THEY LOCATED TWO SNOWMOBILES IN THE WATER AND THEY’LL BE RETRIEVED TOMORROW. ALISON NORTHCOTT, CBC NEWS, MONTREAL.>>Adrienne: WELL, PATIENCE IS MORE THAN A VIRTUE. RIGHT NOW IN St. JOHN’S A DEGREE OF SANITY DEPENDS ON IT IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY. THE CITY IS STRUGGLE TO FIND NORMAL BUT SO MUCH OF THAT RECORD 76 CENTIMETRE SNOWFALL JUST WON’T GET OUT OF THE WAY. TO GET THE SUPPLIES AND MEDICAL CARE, CARS ARE ALLOWED MAKING FOR MORE TRAFFIC TO MAKE WALKING DANGEROUS.>>WE DIDN’T HAVE A LOT OF SIDEWALKS IN THE BEGINNING.>>YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU’RE WALKING AND BE READY TO JUMP INTO A SNOW BANK WHEN CARS ARE COMING.>>Adrienne: THE AIRPORT IS NOW OPENED AND FAMILIES ARE REUNITING. WHILE VISITORS ESCAPE.>>HARDLY SLEPT. [ Laughter ]>>Adrienne: THEY TAKE FOND MEMORIES WITH THEM.>>GOT TO EXPERIENCE A HURRICANE IN THE SNOW SO IT WAS PRETTY SWEET.>>Adrienne: SWEET IF YOU HAVE THE LUXURY. OF LEAVING THIS SNOW-SCULPTURED CITY.>>YOU HAD A FULL DAY TODAY, ALL OF THE 27 TEAMS WE HAVE ARE ON THE GROUND.>>Adrienne: St. JOHN’S WILL HAVE THE MILITARY’S HELP UNTIL DEMAND FOR IT MELTS AWAY. SO THE DAMAGE LEFT BY THE STORM IS CLEARER BY THE DAY, BUT THE SNOW DIDN’T ALWAYS HAVE THE COURTESY TO STAY OUTSIDE. CHRIS O-NEILL-YATES MET SOME HOMEOWNERS WHO FACED AN AVALANCHE INSIDE THEIR HOUSE.>>Reporter: AS IF BEING IN THE DARK WITH NO POWER DURING A BLIZZARD WASN’T ENOUGH, ADD THIS.>>AND I JUST POURED WATER INTO A CUP OF TEA WHEN THERE WAS THIS BIG LOUD CRACK AND THUMP.>>Reporter: CHRISTINA SMITH AND CHRIS BROOKS WERE IN THIS PERFECT AREA OF St. JOHN’S AND LIVE IN THE DARK GREENHOUSE ON THE RIGHT. FRIDAY NIGHT, THEIR TENANT SAYING THE HOUSE WAS FILLED WITH SNOW.>>IT BASICALLY POPPED THE WINDOW RIGHT OUT, WINDOW BOX AND ALL.>>Reporter: IT CAME FROM A CLIFF BEHIND THE HOUSE. NORMALLY THE SNOW FENCE WAS PUT THERE FOR SAFETY CATCHES THE SNOW BUT NOT THIS TIME.>>WE’RE SHOVELING SNOW OUT THE DOOR AND I PHONED OUR NEIGHBOURS AND SAID, LOOK, CAN YOU COME AND HELP AND ABOUT AN HOUR LATER, WE HEARD VOICES AND IT WAS THE FIREMEN.>>I MEAN, THEY APPEARED LIKE THREE SNOWMEN.>>Reporter: THEY ENDED UP SHOVELING OUT THE SNOW, PREVENTING THE POTENTIAL COLLAPSE OF THE HOUSE UNDER THE WEIGHT OF IT. BROOK SMITH AND THEIR TENANT TRUDGED TO A NEARBY HOUSE AND AFTER LIVING THEY’RE 30 YEARS, IT WILL TAKE MORE THAN AND AVALANCHE TO GET THEM OUT.>>THE CHARM IS THAT IT’S UNDERNEATH A CLIFF.>>Reporter: BROOKS SAYS HE STILL DOESN’T FEEL UNSAFE HERE.>>YOU DON’T KNOW HOW YOU’RE GOING TO DIE. YOU COULD BE RUN OVER BY A TRUCK. YOU COULD GET A DISEASE, YOU HAVE NO IDEA. I HAVE ALWAYS SAID JOKINGLY, A DIRTY BIG ROCK WILL COME OFF THE CLIFF AND GO BANG AND THAT’S IT.>>Reporter: THEY WON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE UNTIL THE SNOW MELTS. RIGHT NOW THEY’RE FEELING THANKFUL. CHRIS O-NEILL-YATES, CBC NEWS, St. JOHN’S.>>Adrienne: JUST GETTING BACK FROM St. JOHN’S A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO, I HAVE TO SAY THE SNOW IS GOING BUT THE STORIES ARE NOT. THERE ARE MORE EXTRAORDINARY STORIES OF KINDNESS AND ONE OF THE MORE EXTRAORDINARY ONES IS COMING UP IN THE “MOMENT.”>>Andrew: GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK.>>Adrienne: THANK YOU.>>Andrew: LET’S TURN TO WASHINGTON NOW WHERE THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL OF THE U.S. PRESIDENT FINALLY GOT UNDERWAY. DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF WAS THOUSANDS OF KILOMETERS AWAY AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM IN SWITZERLAND BUT AS SUSAN ORMISTON TELLS US, HE COULD NOT RESIST WEIGHING IN.>>Reporter: THE PRESIDENT TOOK A PUMMELING, THE CASE AGAINST AGGRESSIVELY ARGUED.>>PRESIDENT TRUMP WITHHELD HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO A STRATEGIC POWER AT WAR WITH RUSSIA TO SECURE FOREIGN HELP WITH HIS REELECTION. IN OTHER WORDS, TO CHEAT.>>Reporter: THAT’S HOW IT WENT FOR EIGHT HOURS, ACCUSING PRESIDENT TRUMP OF CHEATING, ABUSING HIS POWER AND COVERING IT UP AFTER THE NOW INFAMOUS CALL WITH NOW PRESIDENT ZELENSKY.>>THE CALL RECORD REVEALED A PRESIDENT WHO USED HIS OFFICE TO PRESS THE LEADER OF A FOREIGN COUNTRY TO DO HIS POLITICAL DIRTY WORK.>>Reporter: IF LEFT UNCHECKED, SAYS THE PROSECUTION TEAM, TRUMP COULD DO IT AGAIN IN THE RUN-UP TO THIS YEAR’S ELECTION.>>THE PRESIDENT IS UNAPOLOGETIC, THIS LAWLESS, THIS UNBOUND TO THE CONSTITUTION MUST BE REMOVED FROM THAT OFFICE.>>Reporter: OUTSIDE OF THE CHAMBER, THE BATTLE OF PERSUASION, TRUMP’S TEAM SAYING NOTHING NEW HERE, REHASHED.>>THEY’RE PUTTING ON THEIR CASE AND THE GOOD NEWS WE HAVE 22 MORE HOURS AND THEN WE’LL GO.>>Reporter: OPINIONS HARDENED AND THIS COUPLE VISITING FROM LOUISIANA WON’T EVEN WATCH.>>I THINK IT’S A WASTE OF TIME. I THINK IT’S A WASTE OF MONEY. I THINK ALL OF THIS IS JUST TO GET TRUMP OUT. THEY NEVER WANTED HIM IN AND HE DEFEATED THEM AND THIS IS JUST THEIR PAYBACK.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP ARRIVING BACK FROM SWITZERLAND TONIGHT, TEASED EARLIER IN THE DAY THAT HE WOULD LOVE TO COME TO THE SENATE.>>I’LL SIT IN THE FRONT ROW AND STARE IN THEIR CORRUPT FACES. I WOULD LOVE TO DO IT.>>Reporter: THE LAST THING HIS LEGAL ADVISERS WANT. WHAT WE CAN’T SHOW YOU INSIDE THE SENATE CHAMBER IS THE 100 SENATORS STUCK IN THEIR SEATS HOUR AFTER HOUR AND THEY CAN’T TALK AND THERE ARE NO CELL PHONES, NOT EVEN COFFEE. ONE SENATOR FROM MINNESOTA DESCRIBED THIS LIKE SITTING ON A TRACTOR. SUSAN ORMISTON, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Adrienne: AND THERE WERE OPENING ARGUMENTS TODAY IN ANOTHER CASE FOLLOWED BY MILLIONS, THE CRIMINAL TRIAL OF HARVEY WEINSTEIN ON CHARGES THAT INCLUDE RAPE AND SEXUAL MISCONDUCT. STEPHEN D’SOUZA SHOWS US HOW EACH SIDE INTENDS TO SWAY THE JURY. THE DEFENSE TACTICS MAY SOUND FAMILIAR.>>Reporter: CASTING HIS WALKER ASIDE, HARVEY WEINSTEIN HOBBLED INTO COURT TODAY.>>DO YOU THINK YOU’LL GET A FAIR TRIAL TODAY.>>YEP.>>WHAT MAKES YOU SAY THAT?>>I HAVE GOOD LAWYERS.>>Reporter: IN COURT, EACH SIDE PAINTED A VERY DIFFERENT PICTURE OF WEINSTEIN. THE PROSECUTION CALLED THE HOLLYWOOD TITAN, A PREDATOR AND MA MEMBERSHIMANIPULATOR. THEY SAY HIS POWER WAS PROFESSIONAL AND EMOTIONAL. THEY WENT TO DETAIL OF THE ALLEGED ASSAULTS AGAINST MIMMI HALAYI AND NAMED FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY ASPIRING ACTRESS, JESSICA MANN IN 2013. THROUGHOUT TODAY’S OPENING STATEMENTS, HARVEY WEINSTEIN TOOK NOTES, WHISPERED TO HIS LAWYERS AND PAID CLOSE ATTENTION TO EVERY WORD. THEY CALLED THE PROSECUTION’S OPENING ARGUMENT A SEDUCTIVE NARRATIVE. IT’S NOT TRUE OR REAL BUT A PREVIEW TO A MOVIE WE’RE NOT GOING TO SEE SAYING WEINSTEIN’S RELATIONS WITH THE WOMEN WERE CONCENSUAL AND READ NUMEROUS EMAILS THE WOMEN SENT AFTER THEIR ALLEGED ASSAULTS LIKE THIS FROM JESSICA MANN. I LOVE YOU, I ALWAYS DO, BUT I HATE FEELING LIKE A BOOTIE CALL. LAWYER GLORIA ALRED SAID THIS WILL BE BRUTAL.>>IT DOESN’T MEAN RETROACTIVELY THAT SEXUAL DID NOT HAPPEN.>>Reporter: ULTIMATELY, THE JURY OF SEVEN MEN AND FIVE WOMEN WILL HAVE TO DECIDE WHICH VERSION OF HARVEY WEINSTEIN IS CLOSEST TO THE TRUTH. STEPHEN D’SOUZA, CBC NEWS, NEW YORK.>>Adrienne: OF COURSE, THERE ARE SO MANY ACCUSERS WHO WILL NEVER HAVE THEIR DAY IN COURT. LIKE HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S FORMER ASSISTANT, SHE SAYS HE TRIED TO RAPE HER AND SHUT HER UP.>>I REALLY FELT I WOULD NEVER GET AWAY FROM THE SECRET.>>Adrienne: NOW SHE’S BREAKING A NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENT TO TELL HER STORY IN A CANADIAN EXCLUSIVE.>>Andrew: THE FORMER CANADIAN RESERVIST CALLING FOR CIVIL WAR IN THE U.S. WHERE POLICE SAY HE WAS PLANNING TO ATTACK.>>Adrienne: AND A LITTLE BOY IN St. JOHN’S WHO JUST WANTED TO HELP.>>HE SAID, MY HEART IS BROKEN.>>Adrienne: THE M>>Adrienne: WELCOME BACK. LEADERS FROM SOME OF CANADA’S BIGGEST UNIONS JOINED A REGINA PICKET LINE AND THEY’RE NOT AMONG THE WORKERS LOCKED OUT FOR 48 DAYS BUT THEY SAY WHAT IS HAPPENING OUTSIDE OF THIS OIL REFINERY COULD RESONATE ACROSS THE COUNTRY.>>STEP UP.>>Reporter: UNION LEADERS HAVE COME TO HELP BARRICADE ONE OF THE LARGEST OIL REFINERIES IN CANADA. THEY’RE GALVANIZED IN A FIGHT FOR PENSION SECURITY.>>IF THEY TAKE AWAY PENSIONS, WE KNOW THEY’RE COMING AFTER OURS NEXT.>>Reporter: FOR THREE DAYS THIS HAS BEEN BEEFED UP WITH CHAINED-LINKED FENCES AND THEY’VE LOCKED FUEL STRUCKS AND REPLACEMENT WORKERS AND AN ATTEMPT TO SHUT DOWN BUSINESS AT THE CO-OP OIL REFINERY. UNIFOR IS DEFIANT. IT’S DOUBLING DOWN AFTER 14 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH MISCHIEF MONDAY NIGHT, INCLUDING UNIFOR’S PRESIDENT, JERRY DIAS. POLICE HAVE SINCE PULLED BACK BUT DIAS SAYS IT’S THE FIRST TIME IN 40 YEARS OF PICKETING THAT HE’S BEEN ARRESTED. HE’S PREPARED TO PUSH THE LIMITS OF THE LAW.>>IF THEY’RE GOING TO LOCK US OUT AND BRING IN SCAPES TO DO OUR JOB, THAT’S THE ABSOLUTE NO-FLY ZONE IN THIS COUNTRY.>>Reporter: THEY SAY THE ONLY REASON POLICE BACKED OFF WAS BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF PICKETERS. THE POLICE CHIEF CONCEDED OFFICERS CAN’T ARREST THEM ALL.>>THERE’S A LINE IN WHICH THE LAW CAN’T BE BROKEN.>>HAS THAT BEEN CROSSED RIGHT NOW?>>NOT AS EASY AS JUST SLIPPING OUT THERE WITH A POLICE CAR.>>Reporter: THE COMPANY SAYS THE UNION IS USING AN ILLEGAL BLOCKADE AS A BULLYING TACTIC AND THIS FIGHT IS COSTING BOTH SIDES A LOT OF MONEY. TODAY A JUDGE RULED THAT UNIFOR VIOLATED A COURT INJUNCTION WHEN IT BLOCKED TRAFFIC LAST MONTH AND MUST PAY A FINE OF $100.>>Andrew: BREAKING NEWS THAT I WANT TO GET TO. DAN IS STANDING BY IN OUR VANCOUVER NEWSROOM.>>IT HAS BEEN A DEALED DAY IN DOWNTOWN SEATTLE. ONE PEN KILLED AND SEVERAL HURT AFTER A SHOOTING IN A BUSY SHOPPING DISTRICT AND TONIGHT POLICE ARE TRYING TO FIND THOSE RESPONSIBLE. IT HAPPENED AT 5:00 P.M. OUTSIDE OF A FAST FOOD RESTAURANT JUST BLOCKS FROM THE PIKE’S PLACE MARKET. POLICE, FIREFIGHTERS AND PARAMEDICS RACED TO THE SCENE AS SHOTS RANG OUT.>>WHAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DETERMINE IS THIS WAS NOT A RANDOM INCIDENT. THERE WAS A DISPUTE IN FRONT OF THE McDONALDS, PEOPLE PULLED OUT GUNS, SHOT RANG OUT AND PEOPLE RAN IN VARIOUS DIRECTIONS. AS YOU KNOW, WE HAD MULTIPLE PEOPLE THAT WERE INJURED.>>Reporter: POLICE SAY ONE PERSON WAS KILLED AT THE SCENE AND SEVEN MORE RUSHED TO HOSPITAL. A WOMAN WENT INTO SURGERY IN CRITICAL CONDITION, WHILE A 9-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS SERIOUSLY HURT AND FIVE OTHER PEOPLE IN STABLE CONDITION. WITNESSES SAY IT WAS A CHAOTIC SCENE AS PEOPLE RACED FOR COVER.>>I HEARD A SERIES OF POPS AND THEN ABOUT A DOZEN POPS AND I SAW PEOPLE RUNNING AND I SAW BODIES DOWN. I WASN’T SURE IF THEY WERE HURT.>>Reporter: POLICE ARE TRYING TO FIND THE SUSPECT OR SUSPECTS AND LOOKING AT SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM NEARBY STORES. THIS IS THE THIRD SHOOTING IN THREE DAYS. A MAN DIED IN ASTAREWELL AND NOT CLEAR IF ANY OF THE SHOOTINGS ARE LINKED. BACK TO YOU.>>Adrienne: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL,” THE NEW NORMAL IN SOME CANADIAN HOSPITALS. OVERCROWDING SO BAD SOME PATIENTS ARE BEING PUT IN THE KITCHEN AND GYM AND –>>I FELT WE WERE ABANDONED.>>Andrew: THE CANADIAN FAMILIES OF THE ETHIOPIAN CRASH SAY THEY’VE BEEN FORGOTTEN CANADA’S STRONG ON FLIGHT 752 GOT A MAJOR BOOST.>>TODAY I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA WILL MATCH DONATIONS TO THIS FUND UP TO $1.5 MILLION.>>Andrew: CANADA STRONG STARTED BY A TORONTO-BASED BUSINESSMAN SO FAR RAISED $600,000. THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALREADY BEGUN DISPERSING $25,000 TO THE FAMILIES AND 29 PERMANENT RESIDENTS WHO DIED AND FACILITATING REMAINS FROM IRAN. THAT’S IMMEDIATE HELP FOR THOSE FACING IMMENSE SUFFERING BUT TEN MONTHS BEFORE THAT TRAGEDY, 18 CANADIANS DIED ON ETHIOPIAN’S AIRLINE’S FLIGHT 302. OTTAWA’S REACTION TO THAT DISASTER WAS DIFFERENT. ASHLEY BURKE SPOKE TO A FAMILY LEFT TO GRAPPLE WITH THE AFTERMATH, LARGELY ON THEIR OWN.>>Reporter: AFTER MORE THAN TEN MONTHS OF GRIEF, A LOGISTICAL NIGHTMARE AND LITTLE DEPOSIT HELP. GOVERNMENT HELP. THIS IS WHAT THE MOORES HAVE LEFT OF THEIR DAUGHTER, A BOX OF HER REMAINS AFTER THE PLANE CRASH.>>WE CAN STILL SMELL THE AVIATION OIL.>>Reporter: A STARK REMINDER OF THE CRASH THAT KILLED THEIR 24-YEAR-OLD DANIELLE ON HER WAY TO A U.N. CONFERENCE IN KENYA. THE BOEING 737 MAX 8 CRASHED SIX MINUTES AFTER TAKE-OFF AND THERE WERE NO SURVIVORS.>>YOU HAVE SO MUCH GUILT AS A PARENT. I WAS THERE TO HOLD HER HANDS ON THAT SIX MINUTES OF HORRIFIC, WAS SHE CALLING US? WAS SHE CALLING ME?>>Reporter: FAMILY OF THE 18 CANADIAN VICTIMS HAVE STRUGGLED THROUGH A LONG PROCESS.>>ALL WE’VE BEEN FACED WITH HAS BEEN ROADBLOCKS.>>Reporter: ROADBLOCKS OF TRYING TO GET A DEATH CERTIFICATE FROM ETHIOPIA. CANADA PROVIDING NOTHING BEYOND COUNCILLOR SERVICES.>>I FEEL THAT WE WERE ABANDONED. IT TAKES TEN MONTHS FOR OUR CANADIAN GOVERNMENT TO EVEN HAVE A MEETING WITH US.>>WE NEED TO BE BETTER IN TERMS OF OPENNESS AND TRANSPARENCY WITH THE FAMILIES.>>Reporter: THE GOVERNMENT SAYS IT LEARNED FROM THIS MONTH’S TRAGEDY IN IRAN AND WILL GIVE MORE HELP TO FAMILIE FAMILY.>>THE GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED TO THAT TO GO FORWARD AND PROVIDE WHAT THE FAMILIES NEED.>>Reporter: THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT CANADA KNEW ABOUT THE 737 BOEING MAX AIRLINER SO THEY CAN MOVE ON.>>MY LIFE IS ALL ON MARCH 3rd 3rd. WE FEEL SO ALONE. I FEEL SO ALONE AND SO LOST.>>Reporter: SO LOST THEY CAN’T BRING THEMSELVES TO OPEN THE REST OF THEIR DAUGHTER’S BELONGINGS. ASHLEY BURKE, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Andrew: THE ETHIOPIA CRASH WAS THE SECOND INVOLVING THE BOEING 737 MAX, AFTER WHICH THE PLANE WAS GROUNDED, PRODUCTION RECENTLY HALTED BUT NOW WE’RE LEARNING THAT WON’T LAST LONG. BOEING SAYS THE MAX WILL BE BACK IN PRODUCTION WITHIN MONTHS. AT LEAST ONE OF THE FATAL CRASHES WAS LINKED TO DESIGN FLAWS IN THE PLANE’S FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM BUT BOEING EXPECTS REGULATORS TO CLEAR THE MAX TO FLY BY THE MIDDLE OF THE YEAR.>>Adrienne: COMING UP, HARVEY WEINSTEIN WAS HER BOSS UNTIL SHE SAYS HE TRIED TO RAPE HER.>>IT WAS A PRETTY TERRIFYING EXPERIENCE.>>Adrienne: WEINSTEIN DEMANDED HER SILENCE AND FOR TWO DECADES SHE COMPLIED BUT NOW, EVEN AS HE FACES EARLIER WE SHOWED YOU THE OPENING ARGUMENTS IN THE CRIMINAL TRIAL OF HARVEY WEINSTEIN AND THIS BEGAN WITH A STORY IN THE “NEW YORK TIMES,” WOMEN ACCUSING THE MOVIE MOGUL OF SEXUAL MUSS CONDUCT. THAT WAS TWO YEARS AGO AND LAUNCHED A FORMIDABLE MOVEMENT. WEINSTEIN MIGHT HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO TRIAL LONG BEFORE THIS IF NOT FOR HIS USE OF NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS OR NDAS. THEY CAN MUZZLE ALLEGED VICTIMS AND KEEP THEIR STORIES FROM BEING TOLD. TONIGHT, ROWINA CHU TAKES A STEP OF SPEAKING OUT, A KEY STEP IN THE #METOO MOVE.>>Reporter: SHE IS FINALLY STEPPING INTO THE LIGHT. SHE WANTED TO BEFORE, BUT COULDN’T AND SHE IS STILL TAKING A CHANCE.>>Adrienne: WHAT HAPPENED THAT MADE YOU DECIDE IT’S OK TO TALK IN.>>I THINK IT’S WAS A VERY, VERY LONG JOURNEY. SO IT IS STILL FRIGHTENING, BUT I THINK AS WELL AS ILLEGAL REPERCUSSIONS, THE PERSONAL REPERCUSSIONS TO ME WERE PERSONAL AS A SILENCER. [ * ]>>Adrienne: THIS IS A WOMAN WITH A STORY OF A TIME THAT BROKE HER LIFE. DAUGHTER OF CHINESE IMMIGRANTS, GRADUATE OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY WHO FRESH OUT OF SCHOOL LANDED A DREAM JOB IN THE ’90S AT MIRAMAX AS AN ASSISTANT TO HARVEY WEINSTEIN. IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE GREAT BEGINNING.>>Adrienne: YOU HAVBEGINNING. YOU HAVE A DREAM AND YOU MUST HAVE BEEN THRILLED.>>I WAS THRILLED AND APPRECIATED THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL AND SOME OF THE WORK WOULD FOCUS AROUND TRAVELING WITH HARVEY TO VARIOUS EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVALS. SO OVERALL, IT WAS AN EXCITING POSITION, I FELT LIKE AT A YOUNG AGE, WE WOULD HAVE A SAY AND BE INFLUENCING THE NEXT FILM THAT MIRAMAX DID. WORKING FOR HARVEY SPECIFICALLY WAS RUMOURED TO BE DIFFICULT. WE KNEW HE HAD A LEGENDARY TEMPER, AND I CERTAINLY DIDN’T GO INTO THE JOB THINKING HE’S A SERIAL RAPIST.>>Adrienne: ANY CONCRETE TIPS ABOUT HOW TO PHYSICALLY PROTECT YOURSELF FROM HIM?>>WELL, THERE HAD BEEN RUMOURS, OF COURSE, ABOUT TO WEAR MORE CLOTHES AROUND HARVEY WEINSTEIN AND I WORR WORE TWO PAIRS OF TIGHTS AND IF SOMETHING TERRIBLE WERE TO HAPPEN, IT MIGHT BUY ME SOME TIME.>>Adrienne: THAT, ACCORDING TO CHU, WAS A SADLY WISE CALL. 1998, THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL, SHE WAS ASSIGNED NIGHT SHIFTS WITH WEINSTEIN AND ZELDA PERKINS TOOK THE EARLY SHIFT. PERKINS WARNED HER BUT THOUGHT ALL WOULD BE OK BUT IT WASN’T OK.>>THE EVENING SHIFTS WERE DIFFICULT BECAUSE I WOULD BE ALONE WITH HARVEY AND ZELDA WOULD NOT BE IN THE ROOM AND THERE WOULD BE REQUESTS FOR INAPPROPRIATE SEXUAL CONTACT DURING THAT TIME. YOU KNOW, THERE’S VERY MUCH A SENSE THAT HE WOULD COMBINE WORK THAT WE WERE DOING ON THE SCRIPTS WITH MORE PERSONAL QUESTIONS AND INAPPROPRIATE REQUESTS. ONE MINUTE ASKING ME MY VIEW ON A CERTAIN FILM SCRIPT AND WHETHER OR NOT I THOUGHT IT WAS A GREAT STORY AND HOW STRONG OF THE CHARACTERIZATION WAS AND THE NEXT MINUTE A MASSAGE.>>Adrienne: IS THE RELEVANCE TO YOUR ETHNICITY AND BACKGROUND, DID HE MAKE THAT AN ISSUE?>>HE MENTIONED HE LIKED CHINESE GIRLS BECAUSE THEY WERE DISCRETE AND THAT HE NEVER HAD A CHINESE GIRL AND HE WANTED TO TRY. THE SUBTEXT IS, REALLY, I LIKE YOUR DISCRETION, BECAUSE YOU WON’T COMPLAIN ABOUT ME, WHATEVER I DO TO YOU. IT’S A DANGEROUS SUBTEXT.>>Adrienne: CAN I ASK YOU, AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO TELL ME, BUT WHAT HAPPENED ON WHAT ARGUABLY IS THE NIGHT?>>WE TALKED A BIT ABOUT SCRIPTS. WE SPENT SOME TIME DISCUSSING, YOU KNOW, HE ENGAGED IN FLATTERY ABOUT HOW I GRADUATED WITH A DEGREE FROM OXFORD WHICH HE LIKED TO ELUDE TO, ALSO. HE ASKED ME A BIT ABOUT MY BOYFRIEND. HE ASKED ME HOW LONG WE HAD BEEN TOGETHER AND WHETHER HE WAS MY FIRST BOYFRIEND AND SO ON. SO THE CONVERSATION WENT QUICKLY. HE ASKED ME FOR A MASSAGE. HE HAD TAKEN HIS CLOTHES OFF, SO HE WAS NAKED AND REQUESTED A MASSAGE FROM ME AND I WAS RELUCTANT TO GIVE HIM. HE ASKED ME TO TAKE OFF SOME OF MY LAYERS OF CLOTHING, SAYING IT WAS WARM IN THE HOTEL ROOM OR I WOULD FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE TAKING OFF MORE CLOTHES. IN THAT WAY, IT WAS INSIDUOUS IN ASKING FOR MORE OVERT SEXUAL FAVOURS AND FROM THERE, IT LEAD TO HIM PINNING ME AGAINST THE BED AND ASKING FOR JUST ONE THRUST AND SAYING JUST ONE THRUST AND IT WILL ALL BE OVER.>>Adrienne: YOUR HEAD MUST HAVE BEEN SWIRLING.>>IT WAS A PRETTY TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE.>>Adrienne: AT THE FIRST CHANCE SHE DESCRIBES A PERSONAL WORD WITH ZELDA PERKINS TO TELL HER WHAT HAPPENED.>>WE BOTH CRIED. ZELDA CONFRONTED HARVEY RIGHT AWAY WHICH WAS HARD TO DO. I DON’T THINK MOST PEOPLE AT HER AGE IN HER POSITION WOULD HAVE THE COURAGE TO DO WHAT SHE DID WHEN HE WAS WITH HIGH PROFILE PEOPLE.>>Adrienne: THE WOMEN HAD A PLAN. BACK IN LONDON, THEY WOULD SOUND THE ALARM WITH THE COMPANY, HOPING WEINSTEIN WOULD BE REBUKED AND HOPED TO UNDERGO COUNSELING AND MAYBE RULES PUT IN PLACE FOR WOMEN, BUT THEY SAY THE LAWYERS WERE JUST INTERESTED IN SOMETHING DIFFERENT, COMPENSATION FOR SILENCE. THE NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENT THEY SIGNED HAUNTS THEM STILL. HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THE SILENCE THEY WERE SEEKING? LIKE, HOW SWEEPING WAS IT?>>ABSOLUTE, ABSOLUTE. WE WERE TOLD THAT THIS PERIOD OF OUR LIVES WOULD HAVE TO BE CONSIDERED A BLACK HOLE. WE COULD IN THE LIGHTEST PERSONAL TERMS REFER TO THE FACT WE WORKED FOR HARVEY WEINSTEIN OR WHAT HAPPENED SUBSEQUENT TO THE WORK OR THERE WAS ANY SETTLEMENT MONEY AND NONE OF THAT WAS TO BE REFERRED TO. IN FACT, IT FELT SO ONEROUS THAT ZELDA AND I IMPLICITLY MADE A PACT WE WOULDN’T SPEAK TO ONE ANOTHER AND DIDN’T AFTER THE JOURNEY IN THE TAXI AWAY FROM THE LAWFIRM ONCE WE SIGNED IT. THE NEXT TIME I HEARD FROM ZELDA WAS OCTOBER OF 2017 AND WE SIGNED THAT IN OCTOBER OF 1998.>>Adrienne: SO ALMOST 20 YEARS.>>19 YEARS TO THE MONTH WE HAD NOT SPOKEN TO ONE ANOTHER.>>Adrienne: DID YOU KNOW WHEN YOU PARTED IN THAT TAXI YOU WOULDN’T TALK?>>I THINK THERE WAS A CLEAR SENSE WE WOULDN’T REMAIN IN EACH OTHER’S LIVES BECAUSE WE TALKED ABOUT HOW DIFFICULT IT WAS NOT TO REFER TO THE PERIOD OF OUR LIVES.>>Adrienne: BUT WHAT’S IT LIKE TO LOSE THE ONE PERSON WHO STOOD BESIDE YOU THE WHOLE TIME?>>I THINK IT WAS INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT. BUT NOT JUST THAT I HAD LOST THE ONLY COLLEAGUE I COULD TALK TO ABOUT IT, BUT AN INABILITY TO SPEAK TO ANYONE IN MY PERSONAL LIFE ABOUT A QUITE TRAUMATIC EVENT MEANT, REALLY, IT WASN’T POSSIBLE TO PROCESS IT.>>Adrienne: I’M WONDERING HOW MUCH A SECRET LIKE THIS WEIGHS?>>CLEARLY A GREAT DEAL BECAUSE I FOUND IT AN IMPOSSIBLE BURDEN TO BEAR, REALLY, AND CAME TO A POINT WHERE I TRIED TO KILL MYSELF A COUPLE OF TIMES. AND I REALLY FELT I WAS NEVER GOING TO GET AWAY FROM THE SECRET.>>Adrienne: YOU ARE CALM, ALMOST MATTER OF FACT ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. WHERE DOES THAT CALM COME FROM?>>YOU KNOW, I THINK BEING BRITISH AND BEING CHINESE, IT MEANS THAT I’M NOT NECESSARILY TOO TRANSPARENT. BUT I THINK THAT SOUNDING CALM DOESN’T NECESSARILY MEAN IT WASN’T A FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCE.>>Adrienne: SO WAS THE SCREAMING INSIDE YOUR HEAD?>>THERE IS SCREAMING INSIDE MY HEAD FROM AT THE TIME OF THE ASSAULT, ABSOLUTELY. I STILL FEEL POWERLESS. POWERLESS, ZELDA AND I IN OUR MID40S AND NO REMEDY IN THE LEGAL WORLD AND WHO KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH THE CRIMINAL TRIAL. BUT TELLING A STORY IN THE MEDIA PUBLICALLY ISN’T NECESSARILY AN EASY FIX TO EVERYTHING THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE.>>Adrienne: TIME, THE EFFORT OF JOURNALISTS TO FIND THEM, THE LAUNCH OF THE #METOO MOVEMENT, ALL OF THIS COLLIDED THE TWO WOMEN BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.>>ZELDA PERKINS!>>I LIKE TO THINK ZELDA AND ROWINA ARE HERE TONIGHT.>>Adrienne: THEY FOUND THEIR VOICE, BOTH CHOOSING TO BREAK THE ENDING. IT ALL MIGHT INTIMIDATE SOME BACK INTO THE SHADOWS, BUT NOT ROWINA CHU, NOT ANY MORE. HOW DID HARVEY WEINSTEIN RESPOND TO TELLING YOUR STORY?>>HIS LAWYER ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING THAT HARVEY WEINSTEIN AND I ENGAGED IN A SIX-MONTH PHYSICAL CONCENSUAL RELATIONSHIP AND HARVEY WAS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST ME FOR BREAKING MY MDA.>>Adrienne: IS IT WORTH IT FOR YOU?>>WE’LL SEE. I’M ON A LONG JOURNEY AND I’M ENCOURAGED BY THE VOICES THAT LIFT ME UP FROM OTHER VICTIMS BUT ALSO FROM PEOPLE WHO FEEL LIKE I IN SOME WAY SPEAK FOR THEM. I WON’T KNOW THE LONG-TERM REPERCUSSIONS OF SPEAKING OUT FOR A LONG TIME TO COME. BUT I HAVE NO REGRETS.>>Adrienne: IT’S WONDERFUL TO ME. THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND APPRECIATE THAT.>>THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.>>Adrienne: WE ASKED WEINSTEIN’S LAWYERS TO RESPOND TO THESE ALLEGATIONS AND FINALLY RECEIVED THIS STATEMENT FROM HIS PUBLIC RELATION’S COMPANY, QUOTE, NEITHER Mr. WEINSTEIN OR HIS REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE MAKING MY COMMENTS ON THESE MATTERS. I HOPE YOU CAN REMAIN OBJECTIVE.>>Andrew: UP NEXT, HOSPITALS SO BUSY, SO CROWDED THAT PATIENTS ARE BEING TREATED IN UNUSUAL PLACES.>>THIS IS A PANTRY, USED TO HAVE A FRIDGE AND ICEMAKER AND THIS IS NOT THE OPTIMAL CASE TO PROVIDE CARE.>>Andrew: NOT JUST DURING FLU SEASON, THE RIPPLE EFFECT A BIT OF HOSPITAL OVERCROWDING DURING FLU SEASON IS NOTHING NEW BUT A CBC NEWS INVESTIGATION REVEALED, IN FACT, SO-CALLED HALLWAY MEDICINES IS HAPPENING.>>Reporter: THIS USED TO BE AN EXERCISE GYM AND NOW IT’S A MAKE-SHIFT HOSPITAL WARD WITH NO BATHROOM, LITTLE PRIVACY AND BEDS SEPARATED BY PORTABLE SCREENS.>>I’LL CHECK YOUR OXYGEN AND EVERYTHING WHILE I’M HERE.>>Reporter: THIS IS A 500-BED HOSPITAL IN NEWMARKET AND AFFECTS PATIENTS THE MOMENT THEY ARRIVE.>>I STAYED IN EMERGENCY FOR ALMOST TWO DAYS, I GUESS, UNTIL THEY FINALLY GOT ME, WHAT YOU SEE HERE, THESE LOVELY ACCOMMODATIONS.>>Reporter: NEW DATA OBTAINED BY CBC NEWS SHOWS THIS IS NOT JUST CONFINED TO THE TORONTO AREA. FROM JANUARY TO JUNE LAST YEAR, ALL THESE HOSPITALS WERE FILLED BEYOND CAPACITY EVERYDAY.>>WE ARE WARNING SIGNS ALL OVER THE PROVINCE AND THE SITUATION IS NOT VIABLE.>>Reporter: IT’S FORCING HOSPITALS TO PUT BEDS IN ALL KINDS OF SPOTS. THIS WILL SOON BE A PATIENT ROOM.>>WE DON’T HAVE THE SAME ACCESS TO THE EQUIPMENT AS YOU WOULD ON A SET-UP, ACUTE MEDICAL FLOOR.>>Reporter: NO ONE LIKES IT THIS WAY, FROM THE NURSES TO THE CEO.>>WHEN I SEE PATIENTS IN AREAS SUCH AS OUR GYM, I THINK HOW WOULD I FEEL IF THAT WAS MY DAD IN THAT BED AND I WOULDN’T FEEL THAT GOOD ABOUT IT?>>Reporter: ANOTHER HOSPITAL ALSO NEAR TORONTO, WEEKDAY AFTERNOONS ARE QUIET IN THE ER BUT STILL, THERE ARE PATIENTS IN THE HALL AND BESIDE THE NURSING STATION.>>FOR STAFF WHO WORK IN THIS ENVIRONMENT, THEY WOULD DESCRIBE THIS AS CONSTANTLY WORKING UNDER CRISIS.>>Reporter: THE HOSPITAL PUT BEDS IN THIS MEETING ROOM AND TEN PATIENTS SHARE ONE WASHROOM WITH NO SHOWER. THEY PLAN TO END THIS.>>THERE’S NO SOLUTION TO CHANGE IT AND A LOT OF ACTION TO BE TAKEN AND WE ARE DOING THAT.>>Reporter: ONE OF THE BIG CAUSES OF OVERCROWDING, ABOUT 1-6 HOSPITAL BEDS IS OCCUPIED BY A PATIENT WHO DOESN’T NEED ACUTE CARE. THEY’RE MOSTLY WAITING FOR SPACE IN LONG-TERM CARE, SOMETHING IN SHORT SUPPLY FOR ONTARIO’S GROWING AND AGING POPULATION. MIKE CRAWLEY, CBC NEWS, NEWMARKET, ONTARIO.>>Adrienne: A PLEA THAT TRIGGERED A MILITARY RESPONSE. HOW A St. JOHN’S BOY HOUSEBOUND FROM THE LIKE SO MANY OTHERS IN NEWFOUNDLAND, MATTHEW SHARP REALLY WANTED TO HELP OUT AFTER THE BLIZZARD BUT THE 7-YEAR-OLD LIVES WITH CEREBRAL PALSY AND HIS MOM WORRIED THAT SO MUCH SNOW MIGHT JUST NOT BE SAFE FOR HIM. SO MATTHEW WANTED TO GET OUT THERE TO HELP THE SOLDIERS HE SAW SHOVELING. INSTEAD, A SURPRISE AT HIS FRONT DOOR. THEY CAME TO HIM AND THAT’S OUR “MOMENT.”>>WELL, MATTHEW HAS CEREBRAL PALSY AND HE CAN’T WALK AND THEN HE SEEN THE MILITARY. HE SAID, MOMMY, MY HEART IS BROKEN. I WANT TO GO OUT AND HELP. HE CALLS IT THE WAR PEOPLE. AND HE LOOKED AT ME AND HE SAID, MOMMY, CAN THE MILITARY COME AND HELP ME. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I TOOK TO FACEBOOK FOR ANY HELP AND THEY KNOCKED AT THE DOOR AND MATTHEW WAS, LIKE, MOMMY, WHO IS IT?>>SO, YEAH, QUITE THE REACTION FROM THE LITTLE BOY. I’M GETTING ALL CHOKED UP, I GUESS. IT WAS NICE TO SEE SUCH ENTHUSIASM AND SO APPRECIATIVE OF WHAT EVERYONE IS DOING AND HOW EVERYONE IS WORKING TOGETHER AND BEING SO HELPFUL AND I’M HAPPY TO BE INVOLVED WITH IT AND SEE THE SMILE IN THE LITTLE BOY’S FACE WHEN WE SHOWED UP.>>YOU COULDN’T UNDERSTAND HIM. HE WAS THAT EXCITED. I DIDN’T EXPECT THIS TODAY.>>Adrienne: YOU KNOW, MATTHEW, FIRSTLY, GOOD FOR YOU FOR WANTING TO HELP. YOU’RE A GREAT NEWFOUNDLANDER, GREAT CANADIAN. HIS MOM, MATTHEW’S MOM, LISA, SAYS HE’S VERY, VERY SHY BUT AS SOON AS THE SOLDIERS SHOWED UP, THEY REALLY TOOK TO HIM AND HE TOOK TO THEM.>>Andrew: THEY GAVE HIM A BIG HUG. THE SAD THING IS THEY COULDN’T STAY FOR LONG. THEY HAVE WORK TO DO AND GET BACK OUT THERE AND HEY, MAYBE WE’LL BE BACK IN THE SPRING AND OFFERED HIM A RIDE IN THEIR TRUCK AND THAT WILL BE PART TWO OF THE VISIT AND MAYBE WE’LL DO ANOTHER “MOMENT” THAT DAY.>>Adrienne: I WOULD LIKE THAT.>>Andrew: THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS JANUARY 22nd GOODNIGHT.>>Adrienne: GOODNIGHT.

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