The National for Friday, Nov. 29 — Attack in London; Flames coach resigns; Black Friday

By | December 4, 2019


>>Andrew: TONIGHT, A DEADLY ATTACK ON LONDON BRIDGE. POLICE CALL IT AN ACT OF TERROR.>>I CAN CONFIRM THAT THE SUSPECT DIED AT THE SCENE.>>Andrew: IT’S AN EERIE REMINDER OF ANOTHER INCIDENT JUST TWO YEARS EARLIER.>>>ON BLACK FRIDAY, CLIMATE ACTION AROUND THE WORLD TARGETING CONSUMER CULTURE.>>I AM SORRY FOR OUR ACTIONS.>>>HALIFAX’S TOP COP APOLOGIZES TO THE CITY’S BLACK RESIDENTS.>>>AND THREE DAYS AFTER BEING ACCUSED OF USING THE N-WORD REPEATEDLY, BILL PETERS RESIGNS.>>WERE WE AWARE OF THE ALLEGATIONS? CATEGORICALLY, NO.>>Andrew: WILL IT CHANGE THE WAY NHL TEAMS VET THEIR COACHES? THIS IS “THE NATIONAL”.>>>ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS BRIDGES IN THE WORLD BECAME A PLACE OF HORROR AND HEROISM TODAY. A MAN WEARING A FAKE SUICIDE VEST STABBED AT LEAST FIVE PEOPLE NEAR LONDON BRIDGE. TWO OF THEM DIED, BUT BYSTANDERS TACKLED HIM ON THE BRIDGE AND POLICE SHOT HIM DEAD. AS MARGARET EVANS REPORTS, IT’S NOT THE FIRST ATTACK ON LONDON BRIDGE, NOT EVEN THE SECOND.>>Reporter: FEAR ON THE STREETS OF LONDON AGAIN. THESE PICTURES OF LONDON BRIDGE CAPTURED AS PEOPLE RAN FROM WHAT POLICE ARE CALLING A TERRORIST INCIDENT. IT BEGAN MID AFTERNOON. THE PANIC ON THE BRIDGE SPARKED BY WHAT WAS HAPPENING HERE, EXTRAORDINARY VIDEO RECORDED BY EYEWITNESSES. A KNIFE-WIELDING MAN APPARENTLY WRESTLED TO THE GROUND BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. ONE MAN SEEN CARRYING A LARGE KNIFE AWAY FROM THE SKIRMISH, ANOTHER PINNING THE MAN DOWN, PULLED AWAY BY POLICE, BEFORE THEY SHOT AND KILLED THE SUSPECT. NOW NAMED USMAN KHAN, 28-YEAR-OLD CONVICTED ON TERRORISM CHARGES IN 2012 AND RELEASED FROM PRISON.>>WE’RE STILL SHAKING.>>I THINK THE MAJOR THING WAS TO GET OUT OF THE WAY AND GET DOWN.>>Reporter: LONDON’S METROPOLITAN POLICE SAY THEY WERE CALLED TO A STABBING INCIDENT ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BRIDGE JUST BEFORE 2:00 LOCAL TIME. AND THAT THEY HAD CONFRONTED THE SUSPECT WITHIN FIVE MINUTES OF THAT CALL. IT WAS STILL TOO LATE FOR SOME.>>TWO OF THOSE INJURED IN THIS ATTACK, IN THE LONDON BRIDGE AREA, HAVE TRAGICALLY LOST THEIR LIVES.>>Reporter: THERE WAS MUCH PRAISE FOR THE LONDONERS WHO TRIED TO TAKE THE ATTACKER ON.>>RUNNING TOWARD DANGER, RISKING THEIR OWN PERSONAL SAFETY TO SAVE OTHERS. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THEM ON BEHALF OF ALL LONDONERS, BUT ALSO BECAUSE IT SHOWS THE BEST OF US.>>Reporter: MEMORIES OF THE TWO TERRORIST ATTACKS ON LONDON BRIDGES IN 2017 ARE STILL RAW HERE. 12 PEOPLE KILLED AT THE TIME. WITH THE SUSPECT NOW NAMED, INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO SEE WHETHER ANYONE ELSE WAS INVOLVED. MARGARET EVANS, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Andrew: TONIGHT, MORE DETAILS CAME OUT ABOUT THE SUSPECT USMAN KHAN. THAT CONVICTION IN 2012, IT WAS FOR PLOTTING TO BLOW UP THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE AND PLANNING TO BUILD A TERRORIST TRAINING CAMP. KHAN WAS RELEASED LAST YEAR AND THERE ARE REPORTS, HE WAS ORDERED TO WEAR AN ELECTRONIC MONITORING DEVICE. HOURS AFTER THAT STABBING ATTACK, THERE WAS ANOTHER IN THE NETHERLANDS AND IT HAPPENED OUTSIDE A HUDSON BAY STORE. SOME OF THE CHAOS THAT FOLLOWED WAS SHARED ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THREE PEOPLE WERE STABBED IN A BUSY SHOPPING AREA OF THE HAGUE. THE ATTACKER GOT AWAY, BUT POLICE ARE SAYING THERE IS NO INDICATION THIS WAS A TERRORIST ATTACK.>>>AND IN WINNIPEG TODAY, THERE WAS A FRIGHTENING AND BIZARRE INCIDENT THAT COULD ITSELF HAVE TURNED DEADLY. A MAN HIJACKED A FIRE TRUCK IN BROAD DAYLIGHT TOUCHING OFF A FRANTIC POLICE CHASE. ANGELA JOHNSTON TAKES US THERE.>>DEFINITELY A COP RUNNING.>>Reporter: CLEARLY SOMETHING WAS OFF. AN OFFICER RACING DOWN THE SIDEWALK TOSSING A SPIKE BELT INTO THE PATH OF AN ONCOMING FIRE TRUCK.>>OH, MY GOD.>>Reporter: ALL A FRANTIC ATTEMPT TO STOP THE DRIVER BEHIND THE WHEEL.>>SOMEONE HIJACKED IT.>>Reporter: POLICE SAY IT BEGAN IN THE CITY’S NORTHEAST. THAT A MAN STOLE THE TRUCK DURING A MEDICAL CALL, HIT A VEHICLE AND DOWNED A HYDRO POLE.>>THERE ARE SPARKS FLYING.>>Reporter: MARK REIMER WAS THERE AND SAID HE WAS LUCKY HE DIDN’T GET HIT.>>I’M REALLY CONFUSED. WHAT KIND OF PERSON DOES THAT?>>Reporter: POLICE SAY THE TRUCK THEN HEADED DOWNTOWN, PLOUGHING INTO THIS PARK, SWERVING NEAR PEOPLE AND AT ONE POINT GETTING STUCK NEAR A MALL.>>SOMETHING IMMEDIATELY WAS NOT RIGHT. I NOTICED THAT THE FRONT END OF THE FIRE TRUCK WAS A LITTLE BANGED UP, AS WELL AS THE SIDES.>>AUTHORIZATION WAS GIVEN WE WOULD NOT BE ABORTING THIS PURSUIT GIVEN THE EXTREME RISK TO THE PUBLIC. THE THREAT WAS VERY REAL.>>Reporter: EVENTUALLY POLICE SAY THE TRUCK CAME TO A HALT UNDER THIS BRIDGE. YOU CAN SEE THE EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE TRUCK AND THE FRONT RIGHT WHEEL. THEN THEY ADD THAT THEY HAD TO SUBDUE THE SUSPECT USING A TASER. FIRE OFFICIALS SAY IT’S TYPICAL TO KEEP TRUCKS RUNNING IN THE WINTER AND ARE LOOKING INTO HOW EXACTLY THIS ONE GOT STOLEN. MEANWHILE, A MAN IS IN CUSTODY AND POLICE SAY IT’S SHOCKING NO ONE WAS SERIOUSLY HURT. ANGELA JOHNSTON, CBC NEWS, WINNIPEG.>>Andrew: WELL, NOW TO THE STORY THAT HAS SHAKEN CANADIAN HOCKEY ALL WEEK. CALGARY FLAMES HEAD COACH BILL PETERS RESIGNED TODAY AFTER ACCUSATIONS HE USED THE N-WORD MULTIPLE TIMES MANY YEARS AGO, BUT TECHNICALLY HE WASN’T FIRED. AND THAT HAS FOLKS THINKING THE FLAMES MISSED A BIG OPPORTUNITY HERE. DEVIN HEROUX EXPLAINS.>>Reporter: FLAMES GENERAL MANAGER BRAD TRELIVING GOT STRAIGHT TO THE POINT.>>THIS MORNING I RECEIVED A LETTER OF RESIGNATION FROM BILL PETERS, WHICH I ACCEPTED.>>Reporter: IT’S THE NEWS THE HOCKEY WORLD HAS BEEN WAITING FOR.>>IT’S BEEN A DIFFICULT TIME. WE’RE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD.>>Reporter: AT THE FLAMES PRACTISE THIS MORNING THE TEAM TRIED TO KEEP THINGS LIGHT. WITH THEIR NEW HEAD COACH NOW AT THE HELM.>>YOU WANT THE GUYS TO COME TO THE RINK AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT BEING AT THE RINK AND PREPARING TO PLAY HOCKEY.>>Reporter: BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE, THE LAST FEW DAYS HAVE TAKEN ITS TOLL ON THIS TEAM.>>IT’S A TOUGH SITUATION OBVIOUSLY. HE’S NOT GOING TO BE THE COACH ANYMORE BECAUSE OF IT, AND WE, AS PLAYERS, HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO MOVE ON.>>WE HAVE TO COME TOGETHER AS A TEAM HERE. SOMETIMES ADVERSITY AND STUFF THAT GOES ON, I MEAN, IT’S GOT TO BRING YOU CLOSER TOGETHER.>>Reporter: SO THE TEAM IS MOVING ON, BUT FOR SOME LIKE FORMER NHLer GEORGES LARAQUE, NOT FIRING PETERS IS A MISSED OPPORTUNITY.>>THIS, THE RESULTS OF THIS IS OKAY, BUT THE WAY IT WAS DONE, THE GUY, YOU KNOW, I JUST THINK HE GOT AWAY REALLY EASY.>>Reporter: TAKE’S RESIGNATION BY PETERS SAYS A LEGAL EXPERT CALL CAME DOWN TO MONEY AND OPTICS.>>THE FLAMES REALIZED THEY HAD TO PAY BILL PETERS, SO THIS IS TYPICAL. BEHIND THE SCENES, BILL PETERS AND THE FLAMES HAMMERED OUT ON AGREEMENT. I BELIEVE THE TWO KEY COMPONENTS WERE BILL PETERS GETS TO RESIGN RATHER THAN BEEN FIRED WHICH IS BETTER AND GETS A PAYOUT.>>Reporter: THE FLAMES SAY THEY’RE DONE INVESTIGATING PETERS’ RACIST REMARKS, BUT THE NHL IS NOT. IT WILL MEET WITH THE FORMER PLAYER WHO SET THIS ALL IN MOTION, AKIM ALIU WILL SPEAK TO THE LEAGUE IN THE COMING DAYS. DEVIN HEROUX, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: SO PETERS IS GONE, BUT WE STILL DON’T KNOW IF THE FLAMES KNEW ABOUT THE ALLEGATIONS WHEN THEY FIRST HIRED THEM. HOW DOES THE VETTING PROCESS WORK FOR THE TOP-LEVEL JOBS?>>Reporter: BILL PETERS WAS THE ONLY CANDIDATE THE CALGARY FLAMES INTERVIEWED FOR THE JOB LAST YEAR.>>DID YOU TALK TO ANYBODY ELSE?>>NO. I WAS FOCUSSED ON BILL.>>Reporter: THE ENTIRE PROCESS TOOK LESS THAN A WEEK. BUT SOME THINK THIS WEEK’S REVELATION SHOW IT’S TIME FOR THE NHL NOW A $4.5 BILLION A YEAR U.S. BUSINESS TO ADDRESS MODERN H.R. PRACTISES.>>THERE IS SOUL SEARCHING GOING ON AND I GUARANTEE YOU IT WILL CHANGE THE PROCESS WHEN YOU’RE VETTING A HEAD COACH.>>Reporter: DOUG MacLEAN, A FORMER COACH AND G.M. SAYS THE VETTING PROCESS IS — DRIVEN BY THE NEED TO AVOID TIPPING OFF RIVALS AND THE MEDIA.>>TALKING TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE PLAYED FOR THEM, WORKED WITH THEM, ORGANIZATIONS. WHAT THEY THOUGHT OF HIM. AND THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS KEEPING THIS CONFIDENTIAL.>>Reporter: BUT THOSE OLD WAYS DON’T ACCOUNT FOR NEW RISKS WHERE PAST TRANSGRESSION CAN RESURFACE ANYTIME.>>THERE ARE SEVERAL ASPECTS TO VETTING A CANDIDATE. THERE IS THIRD PARTY REFERENCING THAT’S DONE.>> >>Reporter: RECRUITERS JED HUGHES HAS RECRUITED DOZENS FOR THE NHL, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AND THE NBA AND WAS PART OF THE TEAM WHO HIRED MASAI UJIRI BEFORE HE CAME RAPTORS G.M.>>YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE SOMEONE DOESN’T COME UP AND SAY, WHAT ABOUT THIS?>>Reporter: TODAY IT WAS CALGARY’S G.M. LIVING THE EXECUTIVE NIGHTMARE.>>HOW DOES IT CHANGE VETTING COACHES?>>YOU HAVE TO LEARN FROM IT. THERE IS LESSONS TO BE LEARNED HERE.>>Reporter: AN INDICATION PERHAPS OF CHANGES TO COME. OR AT LEAST A REMINDER TO THOSE WHO RUSH TO BUILD A WINNER, SOMETIMES END UP LOSING BIG.>>IN 2017, CBC LOOKED INTO HALIFAX POLICE STREET CHECKS AND FOUND BLACK PEOPLE WERE FAR MORE LIKELY THAN WHITE PEOPLE TO BE STOPPED FOR SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY. THAT LED TO A CRIMINOLOGIST REVIEW, REVEALING STARK TRUTH. OVER A 10-YEAR PERIOD, COMPARED TO WHITE PEOPLE, BLACK PEOPLE WERE CHECKED SIX TIMES MORE OFTEN.>>Reporter: THEY ARE THE WORDS SO MANY HAVE WAITED SO LONG TO HEAR.>>I AM SORRY FOR OUR ACTIONS THAT HAVE CAUSED YOU PAIN. I AM SORRY FOR ALL THE TIMES THAT YOU WERE MISTREATED, VICTIMIZED, AND RE-VICTIMIZED.>>Reporter: AN APOLOGY FOR THE PRACTISE OF STREET CHECKS. IN A CITY THAT HAS STRUGGLED WITH RACE RELATIONS. AFTER THE REVIEW EARLIER THIS YEAR SHOWED BLACK PEOPLE WERE STREET CHECKED AT A RATE SIX TIMES HIGHER THAN WHITE PEOPLE IN HALIFAX. A FORMER NOVA SCOTIA JUDGE FOUND THE PRACTISE ILLEGAL AND AFTER A PUBLIC OUTCRY, THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT RECENTLY ANNOUNCED IT WAS PERMANENTLY BANNING IT. SO TODAY, A HISTORIC PLEDGE TO DO BETTER.>>STREET CHECKS ARE ONLY ONE ELEMENT OF THE LARGER ISSUE. I KNOW IT WILL TAKE HARD WORK TO GET TO WHERE WE NEED TO BE.>>Reporter: THERE ARE PLANS TO IMPROVE TRAINING FOR OFFICERS, A PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO LET PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THEIR RIGHTS ARE WHEN THEY’RE STOPPED BY POLICE AND A RECRUITMENT DRIVE TO HIRE MORE BLACK OFFICERS, BUT WILL IT BE ENOUGH.>>WILL THIS DAY BE A TURNING POINT IN RACE RELATIONS AND A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HALIFAX POLICE DEPARTMENT? THE AFRICAN NOVA SCOTIA COMMUNITY? AND PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT.>>Reporter: IT’S SO EASY TO SAY –>>IT’S SO EASY TO SAY, I’M SORRY AND LACK SUBSTANCE. WE’VE HEARD THESE THINGS BEFORE.>>SO THE REAL QUESTION IS, WILL THE CHIEF OF POLICE AND WILL THE PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA WORK WITH US ON THESE ISSUES? * CHASING THE RISING TIDE >>Reporter: NO ONE THINKS THE ROAD AHEAD WILL BE EASY, BUT THE CONSENSUS HERE IS THAT TODAY’S APOLOGY IS MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. TOM MURPHY, CBC NEWS, HALIFAX.>>Andrew: A FAMILIAR SCENE. THOUSANDS MARCHING IN CITIES AROUND THE WORLD, DEMANDING ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE. BUT, OF COURSE, THIS IS NOT JUST ANY FRIDAY. IT’S BLACK FRIDAY. A DAY WHERE CONSUMERS CONSUME AND THAT HELPED PROTESTERS GAVE THEIR ACTIONS A NEW TWIST. THOMAS DAIGLE EXPLAINS.>>Reporter: GIVING NEW MEANING TO BLACK FRIDAY DOOR CRASHERS, STUDENTS BURST ONTO THE SCENE AS THIS HALIFAX MALL. FOR SHOPPERS, IT WAS MORE THAN THEY BARGAINED FOR. AN EARFUL ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF OVERBUYING.>>WE DON’T HAVE TO TAKE THIS. WE CAN CHANGE HOW WE DO THINGS TO MAKE IT BETTER.>>THE TIME IS NOW. WE DON’T HAVE TOMORROW.>>Reporter: IN TORONTO, HUNDREDS RALLIED OUTSIDE THE LEGISLATURE, AGAIN SKIPPING SCHOOL TO STAND UP FOR THEIR FUTURE. ROBERT STILL MANAGED LAST-MINUTE STUDYING WORRIED ABOUT HIS AFTERNOON CHEMISTRY EXAM.>>BUT I’M MORE WORRIED ABOUT MY FUTURE. IT’S ALL A BALANCE HERE.>>Reporter: DEMONSTRATORED PLANNED CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTS IN MORE THAN 150 COUNTRIES. IN THE U.S., THE EXTINCTION REBELLION GROUP ACTED LIKE ZOMBIES. WHILE IN INDIA THEY TOOK PRECAUTIONS AGAINST AIR POLLUTION.>> >>Reporter: SPAIN GOT THE GREENPEACE TREATMENT. STARTING MONDAY, MADRID PLAYS HOST TO A U.N. CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE AND THE STAKES ARE HIGHER THAN EVER. ACTIVISTS HERE AND ABROAD ARE DEMANDING URGENT ACTION AS A REPORT THIS WEEK WARNS THE WORLD IS ON TRACK TO HEAT UP BY 3.2° IN LESS THAN A CENTURY. AND THAT COULD MEAN DISASTER.>>MORE THAN ANYTHING IT’S IMPORTANT FOR THE PEOPLE TO SHOW THIS IS AN ISSUE SO THAT POLITICIANS AND CORPORATIONS CAN UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A VALUE OF OURS THAT WE HOLD AS A NATION, AS A GLOBE. AS A PEOPLE.>>Reporter: AT THAT MALL IN HALIFAX, DEMONSTRATORS SIMPLY PLAYED DEAD. AN EERIE REMINDER OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CATASTROPHE THEY FEAR. THOMAS DAIGLE, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: DESPITE ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS, BLACK FRIDAY HAS BECOME MORE THAN JUST A BORROWED TREND FROM SOUTH OF THE BORDER. ACCORDING TO A RECENT SURVEY, 43% OF CANADIANS PLAN TO SHOP TODAY. THAT’S UP FROM 40% LAST YEAR. COMPARE THAT TO THOSE WHO PLAN TO SHOP ON BOXING DAY, 34% OF CANADIANS. AS MORE PEOPLE TURN TO BLACK FRIDAY FOR DEALS, HOW THEY GO ABOUT IT IS CHANGING, TOO. GREG RASMUSSEN DOVE INTO THE WAY CANADIANS ARE SPENDING THEIR MONEY.>>Reporter: ENTHUSIASM WAS HIGH, BUT THE LINEUPS WERE THIN AT THIS VANCOUVER ELECTRONIC STORE.>>100 BUCKS OFF.>>Reporter: A BIG CHANGE FROM THE PAST WHEN BLACK FRIDAY MEANT NEAR RIOTS. WHILE IN-STORE BRAWLING IS ON THE DECLINE, RETAILERS FACE OTHER TROUBLES. FOR EXAMPLE, SHOWROOMING. 55% OF CANADIANS NOW ADMIT THEY HAVE SHOWROOMED. THAT THEY HAVE GONE IN AND TESTED SOMETHING OUT IN A SMALL INDEPENDENT AND THEN GONE TO BUY IT AT THE BIG BOX STORE OR ONLINE.>>Reporter: SHOWROOMING HAS BEEN A HARD HIT FOR SOME STORE OWNERS. ON THIS BLOCK ALONE, SEVERAL STORES ARE CLOSED. CLOTHING, FOOT WEAR, JEWELLERY, HOUSE WEARS, ALL GONE. THIS VANCOUVER SHOP OWNER SEES PEOPLE SHOWROOMING FOR HARD TO FIT ITEMS SUCH AS JEANS.>>THEY’LL TAKE A PICTURE OF THE TAG TO SAY THEY REMEMBER IT, BUT YOU KNOW THEY’RE GOING HOME TO ORDER IT ONLINE.>>Reporter: THE NEW REALITY IS MOST CONSUMERS DO A MIX OF ONLINE AND REAL WORLD SHOPPING.>>I STILL LIKE HUMAN CONTACT AND GETTING OUT AND SEEING WHAT I’M BUYING, BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT YOU JUST HAVE TO BUY ONLINE NOW. IT’S JUST EASIER.>>IF I’M LOOKING FOR SOMETHING SPECIFIC THAT IS GOING TO BE DIFFICULT TO FIND IN STORES, IT’S EASIER TO FIND IT ONLINE.>>I MIGHT SHOP ONLINE A BIT MORE. I HATE TO SAY THAT.>>Reporter: SHOPPERS REINVENTING THEMSELVES AS ARE THE BUSINESSES THAT SERVE THEM. GREG RASMUSSEN, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Andrew: WE HAVE MORE NEWS AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”, INCLUDING HOW VANCOUVER SINGLE-USE PLASTICS BAN WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FROM THE TAKEOUT COUNTER TO THE LOCAL COFFEE SHOP TO THE GROCERY STORE BECAUSE IT’S COMING TO THE REST OF CANADA SOON, TOO.>>AND MORE ON THE SERIES ON CHINA’S POWER. TONIGHT, HOW THE INFLUENCE OF CHINESE VIEWERS AFFECTS WHAT MAKES IT TO THE BIG SCREEN >>Andrew: THEY’RE CHEAP, CONVENIENT AND THEY’RE ON THE WAY OUT IN VANCOUVER. CITY COUNCIL HAS APPROVED A BAN ON SOME SINGLE-USE PLASTICS. BUT BUSINESSES AND CONSUMERS WILL PAY A PRICE.>>Reporter: EACH CUP OF JOE IS PRECISELY MEASURED, PERFECTLY POURED AND IN ABOUT A YEAR, IF YOU ORDER IT IN A DISPOSABLE CUP, IT WILL COST YOU EXACTLY 25 CENTS MORE.>>YEAH, IT CAN GET STEEP.>>Reporter: VANCOUVER IS THE FIRST CITY IN CANADA TO HAVE A FEE ON DISPOSABLE CUPS IN AN EFFORT TO BECOME ZERO WASTE.>>STARTING JANUARY 1, 2020 — >>Reporter: WHILE BUSINESS OWNERS SUPPORT THE CITY’S GOALS, THERE ARE CHALLENGES.>>IF WE HAVE TO ORDER A LOT LESS CUPS, THAT’S A GOOD THING. IF WE HAVE TO EAT ANOTHER 25 CENTS ON A TO-GO CUP THAT’S TOUGH ON THE BUSINESS.>>Reporter: THE NEWS OF THE OWNERS REJIGGING THEIR BUSINESS MODELS, BECAUSE SOON A LOT OF SINGLE-USE ITEMS ARE GOING TO BE BANNED. THEN SAY GOODBYE TO ALL PLASTIC STRAWS AND THOSE FORKS AND KNIVES, ONLY AVAILABLE BY REQUEST. TO-GO CUPS 25 CENTS AND THE BIG BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS. BY 2021, THEY’LL BE COMPLETELY PROHIBITED.>>VANCOUVER GENERATES 2.5 MILLION PAPER CUPS THAT GO TO HAND FILL. WE ESTIMATE 25 TO 30 MILLION PLASTIC STRAWS GO TO LANDFILL.>>Reporter: THE REST OF CANADA COULD SEE SIMILAR MEASURES. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS PROMISING A BAN ON SINGLE-USE PLASTICS IN 2021.>>Reporter: BUT SOME SAY THEY HAVE A LOCAL SOLUTION. STORES LIKE THIS ARE GOING EVEN A STEP FURTHER. THERE IS NO PACKAGING AND PEOPLE HAVE TO BRING THEIR OWN CONTAINERS.>>BUSINESSES PAY FOR ALL OF THE GARBAGE AND COMPOST AND RECYCLING THEY PRODUCE, SO WE SAVED HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS EVERY MONTH.>>Reporter: SOME GOODS MAY BE MORE EXPENSIVE. AND THIS WAY OF SHOPPING DEFINITELY REQUIRES CUSTOMERS TO COME PREPARED.>>ONCE IT’S SWITCHED AND EVERYTHING SWITCHES, IT WILL BE FINE.>>BUT YOU’RE WILLING TO PAY MORE?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>Reporter: GOING THE EXTRA MILE FOR A CLEANER FUTURE.>>Andrew: WE’RE FOLLOWING SEVERAL OTHER STORIES TONIGHT, INCLUDING NEWS OF A VETERAN CONSERVATIVE M.P. TURNING DOWN A JOB ON ANDREW SCHEER’S FRONT BENCH AND VOICING CONCERNS ABOUT HIS PARTY’S LEADER.>>IT’S VERY CLEAR THAT VOTERS WERE UNHAPPY WITH JUSTIN TRUDEAU, BUT WE WERE NEVER ABLE TO CLOSE THE DEAL WITH CANADIANS EITHER. WE DID NOT WIN AN ELECTION THAT WE SHOULD HAVE WON.>>Andrew: ED FAST WAS A CABINET MINISTER UNDER STEPHEN HARPER AS WELL AS ENVIRONMENT CRITIC IN THE LAST PARLIAMENT. HIS DECISION DELIVERS YET ANOTHER BLOW TO SCHEER.>>>INVESTIGATORS HAVE REMOVED THE WRECKAGE OF THE DOWNED PLANE IN KINGSTON, ONTARIO, THAT LEFT SEVEN PEOPLE DEAD. NO ONE SURVIVED WHEN THAT SIX-SEATER WENT DOWN IN A HEAVILY WOODED AREA. THE VICTIMS WERE THE PILOT, HIS WIFE, AND THEIR THREE CHILDREN, ALL FROM TEXAS, AS WELL AS TWO FRIENDS FROM THE TORONTO AREA, WHO HAD RECENTLY GOTTEN MARRIED. STILL NO WORD ON THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH, BUT AMERICAN INVESTIGATORS HAVE JOINED THE EFFORT.>>>NASTY WEATHER CONTINUES TO HAMMER ATLANTIC CANADA. PEOPLE IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR WOKE UP TO HEAVY WINDS, SNOW AND SIDEWAYS RAIN. ENVIRONMENT CANADA HAS ISSUED A SNOWFALL WARNING FOR LARGE PARTS OF THE PROVINCE AND IN SEVERAL PARTS OF THE MARITIMES, TOO. IN NOVA SCOTIA, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAD A CHAOTIC COMMUTE HOME LAST NIGHT, A HEAVY BLAST OF WINTER STRANDED SOME PEOPLE ON THE ROAD FOR AS LONG AS FIVE HOURS. NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”, MORE IN OUR SERIES EXPLORING CHINA’S POWER.>>THERE IS PRESSURE TO PORTRAY CHINA IN A POSITIVE WAY.>>Andrew: HOW ITS BIG AUDIENCES ARE CHANGING HOW HOLLYWOOD MOVIES ARE WRITTEN.>>>WORLD CHESS CHAMPION TURNED DEMOCRACY ADVOCATE. WHAT KEEPS>>Andrew: WITH MORE THAN A BILLION POTENTIAL MOVIE GOERS IN CHINA, HOLLYWOOD HAS TAKEN NOTE. IT’S MAKING MOVIES THAT PLAY WELL THERE. THINK OF THE SHARK MOVIE, THE MEG TT, FROM 2018, THAT PORTRAYED CHINA AS A LEADER IN OCEAN RESEARCH. BUT THERE IS A CATCH. AS PART OF A SPECIAL SERIES ON CHINA’S POWER, ELI GLASNER LOOKS AT THE DEMANDS ON NORTH AMERICAN FILMMAKERS.>>Reporter: WHETHER IT’S JAMES BOND, TRANSFORMERS OR IRON MAN, YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED INCREASED CHINESE PRESENCE IN YOUR FAVOURITE BLOCKBUSTER. ASK THE DIRECTOR OF MIDWAY.>>WITHOUT CHINA IT DOES NOT HAPPEN.>>WHY?>>BECAUSE THEY’RE A HUGE MARKET. AND YOU CAN EASILY MAKE BACK YOUR MONEY.>>Reporter: WHILE NORTH AMERICAN TICKET SALES HAVE BEEN STAGNATE, CHINA IS EXPLODING AND WILL ECLIPSE NORTH AMERICA BY 2020. BUT THE COUNTRY ONLY LETS IN 34 FOREIGN FIRMS A YEAR AND SENSORS HEAVILY ANY FILMS WITH ATTACKS AGAINST AUTHORITY, LAST YEAR, SCENES INVOLVING LGBTQ CONTENT WERE REMOVED FROM BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. THIS IS THE SEQUEL TOP GUN MAVERICK. WHICH MAY EXPLAIN WHY TOM CRUISE’S JACKET IS NOW MISSING THE FLAG OF TAIWAN.>>THEY HAVE EXPANDED, SO ANY PORTRAYAL OF CHINA AS A HOSTILE POWER, A THREAT EVEN, OR EVEN AS A PLACE WHERE BAD THINGS COME FROM.>>Reporter: WHICH IS WHY THIS ZOMBIE FILM –>>THERE IS NOW GROWING PRESSURE TO PORTRAY CHINA IN AN ACTIVELY POSITIVE WAY.>>Reporter: TAKE THE CUTE CARTOON ABOMINABLE. THE CHINA COPRODUCTION EXTENDS CHINA’S DOMAIN INTO THE INTERNATIONAL WATERS OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA. A PROVOCATION THAT LED TO THE MOVIE BANNED IN OTHER PARTS OF ASIA. THE CANADIAN PRODUCER RAYMOND MASSEY HAS SEEN CHINA FLEXING THEIR POWER. HE SPENT SO MUCH TIME TRAVELLING THERE, HE EARNED THE CHINESE NICKNAME OLD HORSE.>>Reporter: BUT HE SAYS, AFTER CANADA’S ARREST OF HUAWEI MENG WANZHOU, HIS TV AND MOVIE DEALS ARE GRINDING TO A HALT. WITH FILM APPROVAL PART OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.>>XI JINPING, PULLING THE CONTROL OF PUBLIC OPINION AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE. IT’S AFFECTING ALL AREAS OF MEDIA.>>Reporter: BEFORE THE ARREST, CHINA AND CANADA CELEBRATED A NEW ERA OF CULTURAL COOPERATION. PRODUCER JORDAN PATERSON WAS THERE WITH THE PREVIOUS MINISTER OF HERITAGE, MELANIE JOLY, AND CHINA’S MINISTER OF CULTURE. AFTER GOING THROUGH THREE LEVELS OF CENSORSHIP, HE’S WORKING TO GET CAMERAS ROLLING ON A FILM ABOUT A CANADIAN DOCTOR NORMAN BETHUNE.>>WE HAVE GONE THROUGH THAT FOR A YEAR AND A HALF.>>Reporter: NOW THE PROJECT STALLED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE.>>WE HAVE MADE THE CHANGE TO THE SCRIPT. IT’S MINOR. AND WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.>>Reporter: LIKE MANY, PATERSON HOPES MARKET FORCES WILL LEAD TO FEWER RESTRICTIONS, BUT RIGHT NOW, CHINA IS CALLING THE SHOTS.>>THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, BUT COMPROMISES ARE WILLING TO BE MADE TO PROMOTE THE BRAND OF CHINA.>>Reporter: COMPROMISES FORCING FILMMAKERS TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THEIR PRINCIPLES AND FASTEST GROWING MOVIE MARKET IN THE WORLD.>>Andrew: NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”, INTERVIEW, A CONVERSATION WITH A MAN WHO GAVE UP SO MUCH ABOUT A THREAT TO THE COUNTRY HE NOW CALLS HOME.>>TRUMP IS — IS OBEDIENT.>>Andrew: I ASKED CHESS GRAND MASTER TURNED DEMOCRACY ADVOCATE GARRY KASPAROV ABOUT DONALD TRUMP AND WHY IT’S NOT A>>President Donald Trump: THEY’VE ALREADY RECEIVED SUBPOENAS TO APPEAR IN ADAM SCHIFF’S BASEMENT ON THURSDAY. IT SEEMS THE DEMOCRATS ARE ACCUSING ME OF BEING TOO SOFT ON TURKEY.>>Andrew: EVEN WHEN PARDONING A TURKEY, DONALD TRUMP COULDN’T RESIST TALKING IMPEACHMENT. ADAM SCHIFF, THE DEMOCRAT WHO LED THE HEARINGS IS COMPILING HIS REPORT WHICH WILL BE USED BY THE HOUSE TO DRAFT ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT. BUT IF POLITICS IS LIKE A GAME OF CHAS, GARRY KASPAROV SEES THE U.S. AS LESS A PLAYER AND MORE A PAWN. JUST AS HE WAS IN COMPETITION, IN CONVERSATION, GARRY KASPAROV DOESN’T HOLD BACK. GARRY KASPAROV FOR DECADES, CONSIDERED THE BEST IN CHESS. PUMMELING OPPONENTS BOTH HUMAN AND MACHINE, UNTIL HE MET HIS MATCH AGAINST IBM SUPER COMPUTER, DEEP BLUE. THAT LOSS EMBLEMATIC OF THE RISE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. STILL GARRY KASPAROV HAD A RESPECT IN RUSSIA, UNTIL HE TURNED HIS BACK ON THE PUTIN REGIME. OPTING TO CHALLENGE IT. DIRECTLY AS OPPOSITION LEADER IN 2005.>>THIS REGIME IS CRIMINAL. IT’S A POLICE STATE. THEY ARREST PEOPLE EVERYWHERE.>>Reporter: THOSE SAME CRITICS AMONG WHOM HE COUNTED HIMSELF WERE ROUNDED UP OR KILLED. IN 2013, GARRY KASPAROV FLED, BUT IS STILL A PROMINENT CRITIC OF PUTIN’S, AND A LOUD PROPONENT OF DEMOCRACY, ALBEIT FROM THE SAFER CONFINES OF NEW YORK. WHAT DOES THE FORMER RUSSIAN OPPOSITION LEADER AND CHESS GRAND MASTER THINK ABOUT THE CURRENT POLITICAL CLIMATE IN THE U.S. AND THE CONSTANT HEADLINES OF RUSSIAN MEDDLING? MR. GARRY KASPAROV, NICE TO — HAVE THIS CHANCE TO TALK TO YOU.>>Andrew: I HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK ABOUT THAT EARLIER THIS FALL. WE TALKED ABOUT THE MAN CURRENTLY OCCUPYING THE WHITE HOUSE.>>SINCE 2016, YOUR OBSERVATIONS OF HIM IN OFFICE, WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT THE TYPE OF LEADER, THE TYPE OF PERSON?>>I MEAN I WAS OPPOSING TRUMP EVEN FROM THE EARLY DAYS OF PRIMARIES. I COULD SEE THE POTENTIAL DANGER, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, I THINK TRUMP WAS INEVITABLE, BECAUSE SOMEHOW IT WAS A REACTION TO THIS POLITICS AND ALSO THE LACK OF RESPONSE TO THE NEW PROBLEMS OF AVERAGE AMERICANS. TRUMP, YOU KNOW, JUST DEMONSTRATED THERE WERE SO MANY PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN POLITICS THAT WERE JUST SORT OF PUSHED ASIDE. NOW, I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT TRUMP LEADERSHIP COULD BE A BIG CHALLENGE. EVENTUALLY DAMAGE TO U.S. LONG-TERM INTERESTS, AND ONE OF THE REASONS, I HEARD WHAT HAD BEEN SAID ABOUT TRUMP BY PUTIN AND RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA MACHINE, WHICH PUTIN HAS BEEN BUILDING IN RUSSIA SINCE 2004 AND EVENTUALLY PUSHED AMERICA. TO ACCOMPLISH HIS BIG GOAL. SO THAT’S — THIS INDUSTRY WILL HELP TRUMP AND IT DID.>>Andrew: AND WHAT IS PUTIN’S GOAL? I MEAN IS IT TO PUSH THE WEST INTO A PARTICULAR POLICY DIRECTION? OR IS IT SIMPLY TO DESTABILIZE FOR THE SAKE OF DESTABILIZING?>>CHAOS. DESTABILIZATI DESTABILIZATION. PUTIN KNOWS THAT RUSSIA TODAY IS A PALE SHADOW, ECONOMICALLY AS WELL, BUT HE HAS TONNES OF CASH. A LOT OF RESOURCES AND HE CAN USE THEM THE WAY HE WANTS. SO GIVE HIM CREDIT. KGB UNDER PUTIN, PUTIN’S LEADERSHIP, INFILTRATING ALL ELEMENTS OF THE FREE WORLD, BUSINESS, POLITICAL, FINANCIAL COMMUNITIES. AND TRUMP’S VICTORY WAS SOMEHOW LIKE A PINNACLE OF HIS EFFORTS TO HAVE SOMEONE IN THE OVAL OFFICE, NOT IN ADMINISTRATION, IN THE OVAL OFFICE WHO WAS OPENLY SYMPATHETIC TO PUTIN. HE ENVIES PUTIN. HE ENVIES KIM JONG-UN. TRUMP WANTS TO RUN HIS OFFICE THE WAY HE RUN HAD HIS BUSINESS. UNBOUND LEADERSHIP. AND PUTIN, EVEN IF WE SET ASIDE ALL THE ARGUMENTS THAT TRUMP HAD LONGSTANDING RELATIONS WITH RUSSIAN OLIGARCHS AND, SOME SAY, WITH CERTAIN JUSTIFICATION HE IS STILL AN ASSET OF RUSSIANS, EVEN IF WE SET THIS ASIDE, PSYCHOLOGICALLY, TRUMP IS OBEDIENT.>>Andrew: JUST ON THAT POINT, THERE IS A PART OF WINTER IS COMING, YOUR BOOK, THAT SPEAKS ALMOST EXACTLY TO THIS. YOU WRITE, FOR AT LEAST A DECADE THOSE WHO DEFEND PUTIN EITHER HAVE SOMETHING TO GAIN FROM IT OR THEY’RE DANGEROUSLY IGNORANT. IS DONALD TRUMP ONE OF THOSE THINGS?>>BOTH. HE’S DEFINITELY IGNORANT, BUT, AGAIN, WE CANNOT JUST THROW AWAY ALL ABOUT HIS RELATIONS WITH RUSSIAN OLIGARCHS. THE FACTS THAT HE IS A COLLAPSED EMPIRE AND HAS BEEN SAVED AT LEAST ONCE BY RUSSIAN MONEY. AND, AGAIN, FORGET ABOUT TRUMP. I DON’T HAVE TO LOOK AT TRUMP. I CAN LOOK AT PUTIN. I HAVE NOT MET PUTIN, BUT I MET ENOUGH KGB COLONELS IN MY LIFE TO KNOW HOW THEY THINK AND ACT. THE WAY THAT PUTIN TALKS ABOUT TRUMP, THE WAY PUTIN TALKS TO TRUMP, IT SHOWS HE BELIEFS THAT TRUMP IS AN ASSET. I CAN SEE. BECAUSE HE HAS LITTLE RESPECT, MOSTLY CONTEMPT FOR FOREIGN LEADERS BECAUSE HE KNOWS HE CAN BUY ALL OF THEM. BUT IT’S DIFFERENT. HE TALKS TO MACRON, HE TALKS TO MERKEL, BUT TRUMP, HE LOOKS AT HIM, OKAY, IT’S TIME TO SHARE THE INFORMATION.>>Andrew: WHAT IS YOUR WORST FEAR? I MEAN, WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT?>>THIS, IT’S THE NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE. THERE IS SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT TRUMP PRESIDENCY, BECAUSE I THINK IT WAS A WAKE-UP CALL. TRUMP, HE’S AGING. HE’S NOT HIGHLY EFFECTIVE INTELLECTUALLY. HE’S CORRUPT. HE HAS SO MANY FLAWS IN HIS CHARACTER. NOW IMAGINE YOUNGER, MORE EFFECTIVE, NOT CORRUPT. I MEAN, ANOTHER TRUMP COMING IN. BECAUSE TRUMP DEMONSTRATED EVEN A MAN WITH SO MANY FLAWS CAN WIN THE PRESIDENCY. I THINK IT’S A WARNING SIGN. EVEN IN THE UNITED STATES, WITH ITS POLITICAL SYSTEM WHICH HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED OVER MORE THAN TWO CENTURIES, IS VULNERABLE TO TRUMP-ISM. MY FEAR IS NOT TRUMP, MY FEAR IS TRUMP-ISM. MY FEAR IS POPULISM COULD BECOME VERY ATTRACTIVE TRUMPS COMING FROM FAR RIGHT OR FAR LEFT. ATTRACTIVE. BECAUSE IT WORKED. AND IN POLITICS, IF IT WORKS, SOMEBODY ELSE WILL TRY TO EMPLOY IT AND EVEN TO UPGRADE IT. SO I THINK IT’S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE PEOPLE — WE, THE PEOPLE, WE CAN SEE HOW DEMOCRACY WORKS. I HAVE — YOU KNOW, IT’S A GLIMPSE OF HOPE THAT YOU CAN SEE MORE AND MORE YOUNG PEOPLE NOW INTERESTED IN POLITICS. HOW CAN WE START FIXING THINGS? I THINK IT’S NOT JUST, YOU KNOW, IT’S ONE-OFF. IT’S NOT THE PROCESS THAT COULD BEAR FRUIT TOMORROW. 2020 ELECTIONS ARE STILL OLD-FASHIONED ELECTIONS, BUT HOPEFULLY WE SEE THINGS ARE CHANGING. HOPEFULLY POLITICS WILL BE RESHAPING HERE IN CANADA AS WELL. BECAUSE AGAIN MAYBE WE NEED TO RECONSIDER SOME BASIC IDEAS OF DEMOCRACY. MAYBE WE SHOULD OFFER INDIVIDUALS MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO INTERVENE IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS IN BETWEEN ELECTIONS.>>Andrew: FORGIVE ME, BECAUSE AS I LISTEN TO YOU SPEAK, I CAN’T HELP BUT THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU GAVE UP IN RUSSIA TO CHAMPION THE CAUSE THAT HAS BEEN SO PASSIONATE TO YOU FOR SO MANY YEARS. I MEAN, GIVEN YOUR CAREER IN CHESS, YOUR WEALTH, YOUR STATUS, YOU COULD HAVE LIVED A VERY DIFFERENT LIFE HAD YOU SO CHOSEN.>>I DON’T KNOW. IT’S JUST — THEY SAY THERE ARE ROADS WE CHOOSE AND ROADS THAT CHOSE US. AND I GREW UP IN THE ATMOSPHERE WHERE WE REVEALED DISSIDENCE AND IT WAS DO WHAT YOU MUST AND SO BE IT. MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME THAT IT’S GAME OF CHESS IS NOT JUST ABOUT WINNING OR LOSING. OF COURSE, IT’S ABOUT WINNING, BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. SO YOU PLAY THE GAME, COME UP WITH NEW IDEAS. YOU CAN ALWAYS PUSH THE HORIZON. YOU CREATE NEW IDEAS. YOU JUST — YOU SORT OF IMPROVE THE GAME, THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE GAME. AND SINCE I LOVE CHESS, FOLLOW THE SAME RULE. IT’S ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE. AND I BELIEVE THAT I COULD MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BY HELPING PEOPLE TO MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. PEOPLE SAY, OH, BUT YOU LOST THE BATTLE IN RUSSIA. LOOK, I KNEW WHEN I STARTED THIS FIGHT IN 2005, STOPPED MY PROFESSIONAL CAREER IN CHESS AND MOVED TO RUSSIAN OPPOSITION WHICH STILL EXISTED AT THE TIME, CHALLENGING PUTIN AND HIS REGIME. I THOUGHT I COULD HELP MY COUNTRY SLIDING BACK INTO KGB DICTATORSHIP. IT DIDN’T WORK OUT, BUT TODAY, I CAN LOOK AT MY KIDS AND SAY I DID WHAT I COULD. AND IT ENDED UP BY ME LEAVING MY COUNTRY, YOU KNOW, SETTLING MY LIFE IN THE UNITED STATES, WHICH WAS NOT MY FIRST CHOICE. BUT I’M A HAPPY MAN BECAUSE I BELIEVE I DID SOMETHING THAT WAS RIGHT. AND MY MOTHER, SHE IS 82, SHE’S IN MOSCOW. I MEAN SHE WAS DEVASTATED WHEN I LEFT, WHEN I WAS FORCED TO LEAVE, BUT SHE RECOGNIZED THAT WAS ONLY CHOICE, YOU KNOW, I HAD TO BE FREE MAN, I HAD TO CONTINUE MY FIGHT. AND SHE’S PROUD BECAUSE AGAIN I DID SOMETHING SHE TAUGHT ME TO FIGHT FOR FROM EARLY DAYS.>>Andrew: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKE THE TIME TO CHAT. I APPRECIATE IT.>>>WE’RE BACK IN TWO MINUTES WITH STORIES DEVELOPING AROUND THE WORLD TONIGHT. PLUS –>>IT’S COMING OUT OF WINNIPEG WITH WINNIPEG, WINNIPEGGERS, THAT’S A COOL THING.>>Andrew: A NEW WAVE TELLING AN OLD STORY. AHEAD.>>Andrew: WELCOME BACK. AFTER MONTHS OF DEADLY ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS IN IRAQ, ITS PRIME MINISTER SAYS HE WILL RESIGN. TODAY, AT LEAST 21 PROTESTERS WERE SHOT DEAD AND 90 OTHERS INJURED IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY. THE PRIME MINISTER’S RESIGNATION FOLLOWS CRITICISM BY A TOP SHIA MUSLIM CLERIC. MORE THAN 400 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN PROTESTS SINCE THE START OF OCTOBER. AND ANOTHER HEAD OF STATE IS SAID TO BE ON THE VERGE OF HANDING IN HIS RESIGNATION. THOUSANDS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE OFFICE OF MALTA PRIME MINISTER DEMANDING HE STEP DOWN AMID MOUNTING CRITICISM OVER THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE MURDER OF A JOURNALIST WHO UNCOVERED SHADY BUSINESS DEALINGS BY THE POLITICALLY CONNECTED ELITE IN 2017. HIS REPORTED DECISION TO STEP DOWN FOLLOWS ARREST AND QUESTIONING OF ONE OF HIS KEY ALLIES.>>>TWO STARS OF THE POPULAR K POP GROUP ARE GOING TO PRISON. TODAY, ONE WAS SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A DRUNK AND UNCONSCIOUS WOMAN WITH HIS FORMER BANDMATE. HE RECEIVED A FIVE-YEAR SENTENCE. THE MEN’S DEFENCE, THAT THE ACT WAS CONSENSUAL. MORE AFTER THE BREAK, INCLUDING THE MOMENT.>>I THINK YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL.>>THANK YOU.>>Andrew: HOW A SIMPLE COMPLIMENT CAN GO A LONG WAY. ONE STUDENT’S PET PROJECT BOUND TO MAKE YOU SMILE.>>>AND NEXT WEEK, CBC NEWS IS GOING IN-DEPTH ON VAPING. HOW DID IT GET SO POPULAR? WHAT DID HEALTH CANADA KNOW OF ITS POTENTIAL RISKS? WHY IS IT HAVING SUCH AN EFFECT ON YOUNG CANADIANS. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. OUR PANEL OF EXPERTS WILL BE READY TO ANSWER THEM.>>”STAND!” THE MOVIE TAKES PLACE A CENTURY AGO WHEN 30,000 WORKERS WALKED OFF THE JOB. AS CAMERON MacINTOSH EXPLAINS, THIS IS MUCH MORE THAN JUST A HISTORY FILM.>>IF YOU GO, I I’LL GO WITH YOU.>>Reporter: IT’S NOT THE EASIEST PITCH TO SELL. A ROMANTIC PERIOD PIECE SET IN WINNIPEG DURING THE SIGNIFICANT 1919 GENERAL STRIKE. [ * ]>>Reporter: OH, AND BY THE WAY, IT’S A MUSICAL.>>T >>Reporter: AGAINST THE ODDS, PRODUCER COMPOSER DANNY SCHUR HAS GOTET MADE. THE ROMEO AND JULYIEL TALE IS THE STORY OF STEFAN AND REBECCA. RETURNING FROM WAR, SOLDIERS ANGRY AT THE LACK OF JOBS, TURN ON IMMIGRANTS. STEFAN IS PORTRAYED BY MARSHALL WILLIAMS. BEST KNOWN FOR “GLEE”.>>IT’S A PROJECT OUT OF WINNIPEG, WITH WINNIPEGGERS.>>Reporter: AFTER TURNING HEADS AT TIFF, CINEPLEX IS GIVING IT A ONE-WEEK RUN COAST TO COAST.>>IT DEMONSTRATES AMBITION. ALLOWS CANADIAN HISTORY AND PERHAPS FOR SOMEONE LIKE MYSELF, A PIECE OF HISTORY I WAS LARGELY UNFAMILIAR WITH.>>Reporter: THE STRIKE IS STILL CONTROVERSIAL, THOUGH SEEN BY MANY AS MOMENT FOR LABOUR RIGHTS.>>HOW DIFFICULT WAS THIS?>>IF YOU REMOVE THE CARS — >>Reporter: MANY SCENES WERE SHOT ON LOCATION RELEVANT TO THE STRIKE, INCLUDING THIS STREET. SCENE OF AN ACTUAL RIOT. BUT SCHUR HOPES PEOPLE WILL SEE PAST THE HISTORY.>>I HOPE PEOPLE GET AN EYE-OPENER ABOUT OUR WORLD TODAY. WHAT WE’RE DOING AND SAYING IN REGARDS TO DISCRIMINATION OF IMMIGRANTS AND DISCRIMINATION OF PEOPLE OF COLOUR AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND LABOUR ISSUES.>>YOU GOT THIS COLOUR SKIN, THEY DON’T LET YOU IN.>>Reporter: A LOOK AT THE PRESENT THROUGH THE LENS OF WINNIPEG’S PAST OPENING THIS WEEKEND. CAMERON MacINTOSH, CBC NEWS, WINNIPEG.>>Andrew: AND WHEN WE COME BACK, A HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL EXPERIMENT WITH A SIMPLE GOAL TO MAKE PEOPLE SMILE. WE’LL TELL YOU ABOUT THE WORDS>>Andrew: THESE ARE THE FACES OF SOME ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RIGHT AFTER BEING TOLD OUT OF THE BLUE, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. IT WAS PART OF AN EXPERIMENT BY ONE OF THEIR PEERS. OLIVIA BROCKHOFF HAD SEEN SOMETHING SIMILAR ONLINE AND DECIDED TO SHOW HER SCHOOLMATES THE POWER OF POSITIVE WORDS. THAT’S OUR “MOMENT”.>>YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL.>>OLIVIA [LAUGHTER].>>A COMPLIMENT GOES A LONG WAY. I WAS KIND OF NERVOUS. I WAS REALLY NERVOUS TO LIKE TELL THEM, THE TRUTH, LIKE, HERE, I’M PUTTING MYSELF OUT THERE.>>I THINK YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL.>>THANK YOU.>>PEOPLE FELT UNCOMFORTABLE JUST BECAUSE IT WAS COMING FROM SOMEBODY MAYBE THEY DON’T TALK TO AS MUCH. SOME WERE SPEECHLESS. SOME HAD NO IDEA WHAT TO SAY. OTHERS CRIED. IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE.>>THANK YOU.>>I GOT EMOTIONAL. I DEFINITELY HAD A FEW TEARS AND I COULDN’T STOP SMILING. MEDIA AND PEOPLE ARE SO NEGATIVE ALL THE TIME. AND THEY BRING THEMSELVES DOWN WHEN THEY NEED TO KNOW THEY ARE ENOUGH, THEY ARE WORTHY, THEY ARE INCREDIBLE. TELL THEM SOMETHING THAT WILL LIFT THEM UP AND MAKE THEM FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES.>>YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL.>>HI, I’M BEAUTIFUL.>>Andrew: [LAUGHTER] I’M THINKING ABOUT HOW SHE SAID SHE WAS NERVOUS AT THE OUTSET OF THIS. IT’S TRUE, RIGHT? AS JARRING AS IT CAN BE TO RECEIVE A COMPLIMENT, IT CAN ALSO BE DAUNTING TO GIVE AN HONEST ONE. BUT MAYBE SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD ALL BE DOING A LITTLE MORE OFTEN. THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH. GOOD NIGHT. [ * ]

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