The National for Sept. 23, 2019 — UN Climate Summit, Canada Votes


(*)>>Adrienne: TONIGHT, A TEENAGER SHAMES THE WORLD LEADERS ON CLIMATE CHANGE.>>HOW DARE YOU CONTINUE TO LOOK AWAY AND COME HERE SAYING THAT YOU’RE DOING ENOUGH.>>Adrienne: GRETA THUNBERG, CENTRE STAGE AT THE U.N.>>>THE AFFORDABILITY GAP AND YOUR VOTE. WE BREAK DOWN TWO APPROACHES TO INCOME TAX.>>THE BIGGEST PEACETIME PATRIATION THAT HAD COUNTRY HAS EVER KNOWN.>>Adrienne: WHAT IS NEXT FOR HALF A MILLION TRAVELLERS STRANDED BY THOMAS COOK?>>>AND AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MASAI UJIRI IN TANZANIA. WAS THERE AN ELEMENT OF RACISM TO WHAT HAPPENED THERE, A BIG ELEMENT? A CANDID CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE TORONTO RAPTORS ON A REPEAT VICTORY, LOSING KAWHI AND THAT SHOVE.>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*)>>>THEY CAME FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE, WORLD LEADERS FROM NATIONS BIG AND SMALL, ALL IN NEW YORK TODAY FOR THE UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT. “ACTION” IS THE KEY WORD THERE. BIG PROMISES WERE MADE BY PRESIDENTS AND PRIME MINISTERS, BUT ALL OF THAT WAS DROWNED OUT BY THE PASSIONATE VOICE OF A TEENAGED GIRL. STEVEN D’SOUZA WAS THERE.>>I SHOULDN’T BE UP HERE. I SHOULD BE BACK IN SCHOOL ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE OCEAN. YET YOU ALL COME TO US YOUNG PEOPLE FOR HOPE. HOW DARE YOU.>>Reporter: JUST DAYS AFTER MOBILIZING MILLIONS OF THE WORLD’S YOUTH IN PROTEST, TODAY GRETA THUNBERG VOICED HER COLLECTIVE OUTRAGE.>>YOU HAVE STOLEN MY DREAMS AND MY CHILDHOOD WITH YOUR EMPTY WORDS.>>Reporter: THE 16-YEAR-OLD SWEDISH ACTIVIST USED THE FLOOR OF THE UNITED NATIONS TO CONDEMN WORLD LEADERS.>>WE ARE IN THE BEGINNING OF A MASS EXTINCTION. AND ALL YOU CAN TALK ABOUT IS MONEY AND FAIRYTALES OF ETERNAL ECONOMIC GROWTH. HOW DARE YOU. [Applause]>>EXCELLENCIES…>>Reporter: THE SECRETARY GENERAL TOLD COUNTRIES TO COME WITH CONCRETE PLANS. ABOUT 60 LEADERS OFFERED SPECIFIC STEPS TO REDUCE EMISSIONS. BUT ONE OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST EMITTERS WAS SILENT. THUNBERG WAS SURPRISED AS ANYONE TO SEE DONALD TRUMP APPEAR AT THE SUMMIT. THE U.S. PRESIDENT SPENT LESS THAN 15 MINUTES LISTENING TO WORLD LEADERS BEFORE DEPARTING FOR HIS OWN SEPARATE SUMMIT ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, A SNUB THAT LOOMED LARGE.>>I THINK PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT THEIR POLITICAL LEADERS AS A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION. I THINK THAT THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY THAT SOME ARE MISSING RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: MONTRÉAL’S MAYOR SPOKE ABOUT CITIES’ EFFORTS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE. AND SAID THAT THUNBERG’S MESSAGE STRUCK A CHORD.>>ULTIMATELY WE NEED TO THINK AHEAD OF THE FUTURE GENERATION. AND AS POLITICAL LEADERS THIS IS WHAT WE SHOULD HAVE IN MIND ALL THE TIME. NOT ONLY THE TODAY, BUT THE FUTURE.>>Reporter: DESPITE HER ANGER, THUNBERG WAS ALSO DETERMINED AND OPTIMISTIC.>>THE WORLD IS WAKING UP AND CHANGE IS COMING WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.>>Reporter: ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS SAY THAT TODAY’S SUMMIT WILL DO LITTLE TO USHER IN THAT CHANGE. CALLING TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS “DISAPPOINTING.” THEY SAY THAT WORLD LEADERS KNOW THAT OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE BUT THEY’RE ADDING MORE FUEL TO THE FLAMES. STEVEN D’SOUZA, CBC NEWS, AT THE UNITED NATIONS.>>Adrienne: SO GRETA THUNBERG SPOKE FOR ALMOST FIVE MINUTES AT THE U.N. TODAY. HER PLEAS WERE FORCEFUL AND FERVENT AND OH, SO ELOQUENT. SO HERE IS MORE OF WHAT SHE SAID FOR THE RECORD…>>FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS THE SCIENCE HAS BEEN CRYSTAL CLEAR. HOW DARE YOU TO CONTINUE TO LOOK AWAY AND THEN COME HERE AND SAYING THAT YOU’RE DOING ENOUGH WHEN THE POLITICS AND THE SOLUTIONS NEEDED ARE STILL NOWHERE IN SIGHT. YOU SAY YOU HEAR US AND THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THE URGENCY. BUT NO MATTER HOW SAD AND ANGRY I AM, I DO NOT WANT TO BELIEVE THAT. BECAUSE IF YOU REALLY UNDERSTOOD THE SITUATION AND STILL KEPT ON FAILING TO ACT, THEN YOU WOULD BE EVIL AND THAT I REFUSE TO BELIEVE. YOU ARE FAILING US. BUT THE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO UNDERSTAND YOUR BETRAYAL. THE EYES OF ALL FUTURE GENERATIONS ARE UPON YOU. AND IF YOU CHOOSE TO FAIL US, I SAY WE WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU. [Applause] WE WILL NOT LET YOU GET AWAY WITH THIS. RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW, IS WHERE WE DRAW THE LINE. THE WORLD IS WAKING UP AND CHANGE IS COMING, WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT. THANK YOU. [Applause]>>Adrienne: SO GRETA THUNBERG WILL BE IN CANADA AT THE END OF THE WEEK AT A CLIMATE MARCH IN MONTRÉAL. HARD TO KNOW HOW BIG IT WILL BE. BUT QUÉBEC’S LARGEST SCHOOL BOARD HAS CANCELLED CLASSES TO ALLOW STUDENTS TO ATTEND. “THE NATIONAL” WILL BE LIVE IN MONTRÉAL FOR IT ON FRIDAY GAUGING THE MEASURE OF THE MOMENT. RIGHT NOW LET’S GET YOU RIGHT BACK ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. SO, ROSIE, TODAY’S PROMISES SEEMED CLEARLY DESIGNED TO HIT CANADIANS RIGHT WHERE THEY LIVE?>>Rosemary: YEAH, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT HOW VOTERS PAY FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND WHETHER A PIPELINE WOULD GO THROUGH THEIR PROVINCE, FOR INSTANCE. SO LET’S START WITH YOUR ACTUAL HOUSING, AND TODAY’S CONSERVATIVE PLEDGE TO HELP YOU TO AFFORD IT.>>Andrew Scheer: TODAY, OWNING A HOME IS MORE DIFFICULT AND EXPENSIVE THAN EVER BEFORE.>>Rosemary: THE CONSERVATIVES SAY THEY WILL FIX THE MORTGAGE STRESS TEST THAT GAUGES AFFORDABILITY. SO FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS ARE AREN’T REJECTED UNNECESSARILY.>>Andrew Scheer: MANY EXPERTS AGREE THAT THE STRESS TEST HAS GONE TOO FAR.>>Rosemary: CIBC SAYS THAT IT SNUFFED OUT UP TO $ IN NEW MORTGAGES LASTED YEAR. AND SCHEER WANTS TO KEEP THE TEST OFF YOUR RENEWAL. RIGHT NOW IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR LENDER YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH IT.>>Andrew Scheer: FOR FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS WE’LL 15 BILLION INCREASE THE MAXIMUM AMMORTIZATION PERIODS ON ENSURED MORTGAGES TO 30 YEARS.>>Rosemary: THAT’S UP FROM THE CURRENT 25 YEARS, AND IT WILL REDUCE MONTHLY PAYMENTS, BUT REMEMBER THAT THE CONSERVATIVES BROUGHT IN THE 25-YEAR LIMIT TO GUARD AGAINST A CRASH.>>IT WILL MEAN THAT SOME PEOPLE WILL NOT BUY INTO THE MARKET.>>Rosemary: SCHEER WOULD ALSO INVESTIGATE HOW MONEY LAUNDERING DRIVES UP HOME PRICES AND THE ALTERNATIVE TO THE FOREIGN BUYER TAXES WHICH COOLED THE MARKET>>Andrew Scheer: WE’LL PROTECT YOUR HOME AND ITS VALUE.>>Rosemary: THE LIBERAL CAMPAIGN ROLLED OUT A BIG PROMISE OF ITS OWN, SOMETHING THEY HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR MONTHS NOW ON NATIONAL PHARMACARE. WE’LL HEAR DETAILS OF THAT IN A MOMENT. BUT, FIRST, DAVID COMMON HEARS FROM CANADIANS, FROM YOU, ON THE NEED FOR AFFORDABLE DRUGS.>>Reporter: PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE SO EXPENSIVE THAT CANADIANS SPEND MORE ON THEM THAN ON DOCTORS.>>BLOOD THINNERS, ANTIDEPRESSANTS, A COUPLE OTHER THINGS…>>Reporter: ONE IN FIVE CANADIANS STRUGGLES TO PAY. AND BEVERLY MOORE WORRIES WHEN SHE’S DISCHARGED HOW SHE’LL BE ABLE TO AFFORD HER DRUGS. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MUCH THAT WILL COST?>>PROBABLY HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS A MONTH.>>Reporter: CAN YOU AFFORD SOMETHING LIKE THAT?>>NOT REALLY.>>Reporter: DOES THAT CONSUME YOU?>>YEAH, PRETTY MUCH.>>Reporter: SIX IN 10 CANADIANS DO HAVE AT LEAST PARTIAL PRIVATE COVERAGE. INCLUDING THIS MAN WHO WORKS IN HEALTH CARE AND SEES FIRSTHAND AMONG THE PATIENTS AND FRIENDS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THERE IS NO COVERAGE.>>THEY CUT ON OTHER EXPENSES, YOU KNOW, IN ORDER TO AFFORD TO PAY FOR THE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.>>Reporter: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT?>>FOR SUCH A RICH COUNTRY AND FOR A COUNTRY WHERE WE HAVE UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE, I THINK THAT IT’S LONG OVERDUE.>>Reporter: AND WHEN YOU CAN’T PAY YOU GO WITHOUT AS KAREN JACKMAN HAS DONE.>>SOME DAYS I COULD NOT LEAVE MY APARTMENT, LITERALLY COULD NOT LEAVE MY APARTMENT. AND OTHER DAYS YOU GO THROUGH IT, RIGHT. YOU JUST DO THE BEST YOU CAN.>>Reporter: ONE IN 10 CANADIANS DO AS SHE HAS. SO THE IDEA OF PHARMACARE AS A FIX IS OFTEN WELCOME, EVEN IF PEOPLE HAVE HEARD IT BEFORE.>>I DEFINITELY THINK THAT IT’S A BIG FACTOR WHEN GOING INTO LOOKING AT VOTING AND STUFF.>>Reporter: OF COURSE, PROMISING SOME FORM OF PHARMACARE IS MUCH EASIER AND CHEAPER THAN ACTUALLY DELIVERING IT. DAVID COMMON, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Rosemary: SO DOES THE LIBERAL PLAN FIT THE BILL? SALIMAH SHIVJI TAKES A LOOK.>>[CHANTING]>>Reporter: IN A RIDING THAT THE LIBERALS HOPE TO HANG ON TO, JUSTIN TRUDEAU WAS TALKING TO THIS CROWD ON THE HEELS OF A POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT.>>Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: A RE-ELECTED LIBERAL GOVERNMENT WILL WORK WITH PROVINCES AND TERRITORIAL PARTNERS TO IMPLEMENT NATIONAL PHARMACARE.>>Reporter: A PROMISE THAT IS SORELY LACKING IN DETAILS AND ONE THAT THE LIBERALS HAVE MADE IN THE PAST IN PREVIOUS CAMPAIGNS. THIS TIME IT’S $6 BILLION OVER FOUR YEARS TO START TALKS TO CREATE A PHARMACARE PROGRAMME. WITH A NATIONAL DRUG AGENCY AND A NATIONAL LIST OF COVERED MEDICATION. BUT THAT SAME POOL OF MONEY WILL ALSO BE USED TO HELP MORE CANADIANS TO GET A FAMILY DOCTOR, MEASURES THAT REQUIRE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE PROVINCES.>>Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: A $6 BILLION DOWN PAYMENT…>>Reporter: THE LIBERAL LEADER DIDN’T ELABORATE ON THAT DOWN PAYMENT, NOR DID HE SPECIFY COSTS. DEFLECTING EVERY QUESTION ABOUT THE DETAILS WITH A POLITICAL ATTACK.>>Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: WHO DO YOU WANT STANDING UP FOR YOU? WHO DO YOU WANT NEGOTIATING WITH DOUG FORD WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR HEALTH CARE?>>Reporter: A SWIPE AT ONTARIO’S PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PREMIER THAT PLAYS RIGHT INTO TRUDEAU’S RE-ELECTION GAME PLAN. EVEN SO, THE THIN POLICY LEFT PLENTY OF FODDER FOR HIS ACTUAL OPPONENTS.>>Jagmeet Singh: TRUDEAU HAS SAID A LOT OF PRETTY WORDS BUT REALLY GAVE EMPTY PROMISES.>>Andrew Scheer: THIS IS A PROMISE THAT LIBERALS HAVE MADE SINCE I WAS A TEENAGER.>>Reporter: AFTER BRINGING UP DOUG FORD’S NAME MORE THAN A DOZEN TIMES TODAY IT’S UNCLEAR HOW JUSTIN TRUDEAU HOPES TO GET PROVINCIAL LEADERS AROUND A TABLE TO MAKE A DEAL ON PHARMACARE OR ANYTHING ELSE. SALIMAH SHIVJI, CBC NEWS, HAMILTON.>>Rosemary: NOW TO THE N.D.P. AND THEIR LEADER GAVE AN INTERVIEW TO VASSY KAPELOS, THE HOST OF “POWER & POLITICS” AND HE EXPANDED ON HIS POLICY ABOUT PIPELINES. THAT, WELL, THAT MADE SOME NEWS. HERE’S VASSY.>>Jagmeet Singh: THANK YOU.>>Reporter: N.D.P. LEADER JAGMEET SINGH’S PROMISE TO QUÉBECERS TO GIVE THEM THE POWER TO BLOCK ANY PIPELINE DIDN’T COME AS A SURPRISE. THE PARTY NEEDS TO KEEP THEIR 14 SEATS THERE.>>Jagmeet Singh: THERE HAS TO BE SOCIAL ACCEPTABILITY. THERE HAS TO BE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE ONSIDE.>>Reporter: BUT SINGH DIDN’T STOP THERE. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH CBC NEWS HE REVEALED THAT HE’D EXTEND WHAT IS ESSENTIALLY A VETO TO EVERY SINGLE PROVINCE.>>Jagmeet Singh: I WOULD NOT IMPOSE A PROJECT ON ANY PROVINCE. IF WE WANT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A PROJECT THERE HAS TO BE THE BUY-IN FROM ALL OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED.>>Reporter: QUÉBEC’S PREMIER APPEARED PLEASED WITH THE PROPOSAL BUT HIS COUNTERPART IN OIL DEPENDENT ALBERTA CALLED SINGH’S COMMENTS, “STUNNING.” AND SAID THEY’D UNDERMINE NATIONAL UNITY. AND IT GIVES THE FEDS OUTRIGHT AUTHORITY TO BUILD INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST.>>THIS COUNTRY WAS BUILT ON RAILWAYS AND THIS COUNTRY WAS BUILT ON CANALS. AND TO SAY, YOU KNOW, THAT THE PROVINCIAL LEADER COULD HAVE STOPPED THAT WOULD MEAN THAT CANADA DOES NOT EXIST.>>Reporter: SHOULD THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NOT BE ABLE TO DEEM WHAT IT BELIEVES IS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST?>>Jagmeet Singh: I THINK THAT THE NATIONAL INTEREST HAS TO COINCIDE WITH MAKING THE EFFORTS TO HAVE PEOPLE THAT ARE IMPACTED BELIEVE IN THE PROJECT. AND THAT’S HARD WORK. BUT THAT’S KIND OF THE BEAUTY OF FEDERALISM, THAT IT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE WHERE WE’RE IMPOSING DECISIONS.>>Reporter: SINGH MAY NOT BECOME CANADA’S NEXT PRIME MINISTER, BUT HE COULD HOLD THE BALANCE OF POWER IN A MINORITY GOVERNMENT. WHICH IS WHY HIS PROMISE TO CEDE FEDERAL POWER TO THE PROVINCES IS TAKEN SERIOUSLY AND SCRUTINIZED AS SUCH. VASSY KAPELOS, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Rosemary: SO DURING THIS CAMPAIGN OTHER LEADERS HAVE ALSO TALKED ABOUT HOW ENERGY PROJECTS WOULD GET APPROVED IN THIS COUNTRY. SOMETHING THAT HAS PROVED CHALLENGING. JUSTIN TRUDEAU CLEARLY HAS THE MOST EXPERIENCE TRYING TO GET A PIPELINE BUILT. HE’S NOT ONLY APPROVED ONE BUT HE USED TAX DOLLARS TO BUY ONE. AND HE TALKED ABOUT THE SOCIAL LICENCE NEEDED TO DO SO.>>Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: INDIGENOUS CANADIANS HAVE A RANGE OF PERSPECTIVES, FROM ONE COMMUNITY TO THE NEXT ON VARIOUS PROJECTS. AND WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT IS THAT WE ENGAGE IN MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HOW WE’RE GOING TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE THAT INCLUDES THEM.>>Rosemary: THE LIBERALS ALSO RESPONDED TO CONCERNS IN B.C. AROUND THE TRANS MOUNTAIN EXPANSION BY INVESTING MORE IN MARINE PROTECTION AND SPILL RESPONSE. BUT ULTIMATELY THE DECISION WAS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S. ANDREW SCHEER HAS SAID THAT HE’D LIKE TO SEE AN EAST/WEST ENERGY CORRIDOR, A DEDICATED SPACE FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS LIKE PIPELINES OR HYDROELECTRIC PROJECTS. AND JUST LAST WEEK HE SAID THAT A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WOULD ASSERT FEDERAL JURISDICTION WHEN FACED WITH OBJECTIONS FROM PROVINCES OR INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES.>>Andrew Scheer: REFERRING THOSE TYPES OF JURISDICTIONAL QUESTIONS TO THE SUPREME COURT RIGHT AWAY SO WE CAN GET CERTAINTY. INSTEAD OF WATCHING THESE COURT CASES MOVE SLOWLY UP AND UP, BEING APPEALED.>>Rosemary: WE’VE GOT A LOT MORE CAMPAIGN COVERAGE AHEAD AND THE FOCUS, AGAIN, AFFORDABILITY. PETER ARMSTRONG IS GOING TO TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THE LIBERAL AND CONSERVATIVE PLANS FOR INCOME TAX CUTS. FOR NOW BACK TO YOU, ADRIENNE.>>Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, ROSIE. THOMAS COOK WAS ONE OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST TRAVEL COMPANIES UNTIL SUDDENLY IT WASN’T. AFTER 178 YEARS, THE FIRM THAT HELPED TO CREATE THE PACKAGE TOUR INDUSTRY HAS LEFT 21,000 PEOPLE OUT OF WORK. AND AS CAMERON MacINTOSH TELLS US, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF TRAVELLERS STRANDED.>>Reporter: FLYING STRAIGHT INTO INSOLVENCY, ONE OF THOMAS COOK’S FINAL FLIGHTS LANDING IN MANCHESTER FROM ORLANDO. GROUNDED FOR GOOD. THE PASSENGERS DISEMBARKING AS FLIGHT CREWS LEARN THEY NO LONGER HAD JOBS.>>AS SOON AS WE LANDED ALL OF THEM ARE ALL CRYING AND IT’S DEVASTATING.>>THE CABIN AND CREW WERE ALL CRYING. IT’S SOMBRE, TO BE HONEST.>>Reporter: ALL TOLD, LEAVING ABOUT 600,000 TRAVELLERS STRANDED OVER 16 COUNTRIES. WHILE THOUSANDS MORE WITH BOOKINGS TODAY FOUND THIS — THIS COUPLE LOST THEIR HONEYMOON.>>WE’RE ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATED AND WE HAVE LOOKED FORWARD TO THIS FOR A LONG TIME.>>Reporter: TODAY ALL OF ITS STOREFRONTS ARE LOCKED WITH A BUSINESS MODEL THAT RELIED HEAVILY ON BRICKS AND MORTAR, THOMAS COOK HAD A HARD TIME ADAPTING TO THE ONLINE AGE. STARTING IN 1841, THOMAS COOK EXPANDED ACROSS EUROPE AND SURVIVED THE WARS AND GREW TO BE ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND BEST KNOWN TRAVEL COMPANIES.>>THOMAS COOK IT.>>Reporter: IN RECENT YEARS THOUGH DEBT CRUSHED THE COMPANY AS ITS C.E.O. MADE BIG BONUSES.>>IT IS DEEPLY DISTRESSING TO ME THAT IT HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE TO SAVE ONE OF THE MOST LOVED BRANDS IN TRAVEL.>>Reporter: THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT SAYS THAT IT’S GOING TO INVESTIGATE. MEANWHILE THE U.K. HAS SENT OFFICIALS TO FOREIGN AIRPORTS AND AT LEAST 45 JETS TO GET ITS CITIZENS HOME IN WHAT IT’S CALLING “OPERATION MATTERHORN.”>>150,000 PEOPLE IS THE BIGGEST PEACETIME REPATRIATION THAT THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER KNOWN AND WE’LL TRY TO DO IT AS QUICKLY AND SMOOTHLY AS POSSIBLE. IT WON’T BE SMOOTH SAILING, I KNOW.>>WOO-HOO!>>Reporter: PEOPLE STARTED GOING HOME THIS AFTERNOON.>>I AM SO HAPPY! I WANT TO GO HOME.>>Reporter: OTHER COUNTRIES ARE MAKING SIMILAR PLANS AND IT WILL TAKE DAYS TO MOVE EVERYONE. ALL ABOUT A MILLION TRAVELLERS WITH FUTURE BOOKINGS ARE TOLD THAT THERE WILL BE REFUNDS — EVENTUALLY. CAMERON MacINTOSH, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Adrienne: INTERESTINGLY, GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA SAYS THAT IT’S UNAWARE OF ANY CANADIAN CITIZENS AFFECTED BY THE COUNTRY’S DEMISE. BUT AS KATIE NICHOLSON EXPLAINS WHEN A TRAVEL AGENCY GOES BANKRUPT THERE’S ALWAYS A CHANCE FOR TURBULENCE.>>Reporter: IN HIS THREE PLUS DPEK AIDS IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY, PAUL DHALIWAD HAS SEEN A LOT OF COMPANIES PERMANENTLY GROUNDED.>>AND THE DEMAND IS STILL THERE BUT THE PRICE WILL GO.>>Reporter: BUT HE SAYS IT WILL HAVE LIMITED EFFECT ON MOST CANADIANS.>>ONLY THE CANADIANS WHICH WAS AFFILIATED WITH THE THOMAS COOK WAS IMPACTED.>>Reporter: BUT FOR SOME CANADIANS WHO FOR WHICHED FUTURE FLIGHTS FROM THE AGENCY, THERE IS HOPE.>>IT’S EARLY DAYS SO WE DON’T KNOW HOW MANY CONSUMERS ARE AFFECTED. BUT IF THERE ARE, THERE IS CONSUMER PROTECTION FOR THEM.>>CAN I SEE YOUR TRAVEL VISAS?>>WE WERE NOT TOLD THAT WE NEEDED THEM.>>Reporter: THE TRAVEL COUNCIL OF ONTARIO, OR TICO HOLDS AIRLINES TO ACCOUNT.>>ALL TRAVEL RETAILERS AND WHOLESALERS IN ONTARIO ARE REQUIRED TO FILE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS WITH US. WE REVIEW THEM AND ENSURE THEY’RE FINANCIALLY FIT.>>Reporter: BUT ONTARIO IS ONE OF ONLY THREE PROVINCES WITH SUCH BUILT-IN RULES TO PROTECT THE VACATIONING PUBLIC.>>IF YOUR AIRLINE GOES BROKE THERE’S A TRAVEL COMPENSATION FUND…>>Reporter: AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE IN ONTARIO. YOU’RE ELIGIBLE SO LONG AS YOU BOUGHT THE TICKET FROM AN ONTARIO AGENCY. B.C. AND QUÉBEC ALSO HAVE SOME TRAVELLER CONSUMER PROTECTION BUILT IN, BUT THAT’S IT. TICO WOULD LIKE TO SEE A NATIONAL FRAMEWORK IN PLACE.>>THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING NICE IN THE FUTURE.>>Reporter: DHALIWAD AGREES BUT QUESTIONS WHETHER THERE’S ENOUGH POLITICAL WILL TO MAKE IT FLY. KATIE NICHOLSON, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Adrienne: MORE NEWS AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>ANTI-VAXXERS SWARM TORONTO CITY HALL AS COUNCILLORS DEBATE NEW RULES FOR GETTING KIDS VACCINATED.>>>WE BEGIN TWO NIGHTS OF SPECIAL COVERAGE. MY INTERVIEW WITH THE RAPTORS’ PRESIDENT MASAI UJIRI. IT’S FAR FROM TORONTO. I THINK THERE ARE A WHOLE BUNCH OF CANADIANS THAT MIGHT IMAGINE, I BET THAT MASAI UJIRI THIS SUMMER HAS HIS FEET UP BY A LAKE SOMEWHERE, KIND OF BASKING IN THE GLORY OF THIS YEAR, AND YET WE’RE SITTING HERE IN TANZANIA. WHY? DON’T MISS OUR CONVERSATION. WE’RE BACK IN TWO MINUTES. (*)>>Adrienne: CROSSING THE RUBICON, NEARING THE TIPPING POINT, THAT’S THE TALK NOW FROM DEMOCRATS WEIGHING IMPEACHMENT, PEPPERING THE WHITE HOUSE WITH SUBPOENAS AMID REPORTS THAT DONALD TRUMP TRIED TO GET A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT TO DAMAGE A POLITICAL RIVAL AGAIN. HERE’S PAUL HUNTER WITH TRUMP’S RESPONSE.>>GOOD MORNING.>>Reporter: TRUTH IS THAT IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHAT, OR WHO, YOU WANT TO BELIEVE. THE U.S. PRESIDENT –>>President Donald Trump: I DIDN’T DO IT.>>Reporter: VERSUS EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY. TO RECAP — IT’S ABOUT A PHONE CALL BY DONALD TRUMP IN JULY TO THE NEW PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE. OVERHEARD BY SOMEONE IN U.S. INTELLIGENCE LEADING TO A WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT ON WHAT TRUMP SAID. SAY SOME REPORTS, HE WAS LEVERAGING THE U.S. AID TO PRESSURE UKRAINE INTO INVESTIGATING JOE BIDEN AND HIS SON, HUNTER. POSSIBLY FOR TRUMP’S OWN POLITICAL BENEFIT. AND POTENTIALLY AGAINST U.S. LAW. SAID TRUMP TODAY…>>President Donald Trump: WE HAD A PERFECT PHONE CALL WITH THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE. EVERYBODY KNOWS IT. IT’S JUST A DEMOCRAT WITCH HUNT.>>Reporter: TRUMP HAS SAID THAT BIDEN’S NAME, INDEED, CAME UP IN THAT PHONE CALL BUT –>>President Donald Trump: THERE WAS NO PRESSURE ON THEM WHATSOEVER. I PUT NO PRESSURE ON THEM WHATSOEVER. I COULD HAVE, AND I THINK THAT IT PROBABLY, POSSIBLY COULD HAVE BEEN OKAY IF I DID.>>Reporter: HIS BROADER SUGGESTION — THERE’S DIRT TO DIG UP ON BIDEN AND HIS SON WHO HAD A FINANCIAL INTEREST IN THE COUNTRY.>>President Donald Trump: IF A REPUBLICAN EVER DID WHAT JOE BIDEN DID, IF A REPUBLICAN EVER SAID WHAT JOE BIDEN SAID, THEY’D BE GETTING THE ELECTRIC CHAIR ABOUT RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: BIDEN DENIES ANY WRONGDOING. UKRAINE SAYS THAT THERE’S NO EVIDENCE THAT BIDEN DID ANYTHING WRONG. TRUMP HIMSELF HAS OFFERED NO EVIDENCE. MEANWHILE THE U.S. CONGRESS HAS BEEN BLOCKED FROM EVEN SEEING THE WHISTLEBLOWER REPORT BY TRUMP’S OWN TOP INTELLIGENCE OFFICIAL.>>Question: WILL YOU RELEASE THE WHISTLEBLOWER REPORT, SIR?>>President Donald Trump: QUIET.>>Reporter: AS DEMANDS FOR THE REPORT GROW, SO TOO THE PRESSURE ON DEMOCRATS TO TAKE ACTION. AND WITH THAT QUESTIONS PUTTING THEM IN A FAMILIAR QUANDARY — IS THIS IMPEACHABLE? IF SO, SHOULD THEY? IF THEY FAIL TO ACT, SAY SOME, IN THE FACE OF SUCH CLEAR ALLEGATIONS OF PRESIDENTIAL ABUSE OF POWER, WELL THEN WHAT? PAUL HUNTER, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Adrienne: OKAY, TO SOME OTHER STORIES THAT WE’RE FOLLOWING TONIGHT. NEW DETAILS ARE EMERGING ABOUT THE ARREST OF MENG WANZHOU.>>THANK YOU. THANK YOU A LOT. THANK YOU.>>Adrienne: THE HUAWEI EXECUTIVE APPEARED IN B.C.’S SUPREME COURT TODAY AS HER LAWYERS TRIED TO ACCESS RECORDS PERTAINING TO HER ARREST AT VANCOUVER’S AIRPORT LAST DECEMBER. THEY WANT TO SEE IF OFFICIALS ABUSED IMMIGRATION RULES. THAT IS A CLAIM THAT THE GOVERNMENT LAWYERS REFUTE.>>>AND ANTI-VACCINE ADVOCATES CLASHED WITH MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AT TORONTO CITY HALL TODAY AS COUNCIL AND THE CITY OFFICIALS DEBATED NEW STRATEGIES TO COMBAT VACCINE HESITANCY.>>MY BODY, MY CHOICE.>>Adrienne: SO DOZENS ATTENDED THE MEETING, PROTESTING THE TORONTO PUBLIC HEALTH MOTION THAT SCHOOLCHILDREN SHOULD GO UNVACCINATED ONLY FOR MEDICAL REASONS. THE CITY APPROVED THE RECOMMENDATIONS BUT NOTHING WILL HAPPEN UNTIL THE PROVINCE WEIGHS IN.>>>MUCH MORE NEWS STILL AHEAD, INCLUDING A FIRST FOR PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN AND BABY ARCHER.>>>BUT, FIRST, OUR TRIP TO TANZANIA AND AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TORONTO RAPTORS’ PRESIDENT MASAI UJIRI. HE WAS THE MAESTRO BEHIND THIS MOMENT, BUT MOMENTS LATER WHEN HE WAS STOPPED BY A SHERIFF’S DEPUTY FOR TRYING TO GET ON THE COURT, HIS BIG MOMENT WAS ALMOST SPOILED. WHAT HAPPENED ON THAT COURT? OUR CONVERSATION COURTSIDE IN TANZANIA AT HIS “GIANTS OF AFRICA” CAMP NEXT. (*) (*)>>THE TORONTO RAPTORS ARE THE 2019 NBA CHAMPIONS! [Cheers and Applause]>>Adrienne: OH, LOOK AT THAT. IN THESE TIMES OF GLOBAL ANXIETY WHO COULDN’T USE A REMINDER OF A FEEL-GOOD MOMENT LIKE THAT? WHEN JUST BRIEFLY POLITICS AND PROTESTS TOOK A BACKSEAT TO A PARTY. WELL, THERE’S A VERY IMPORTANT DATE ON THE HORIZON FOR CANADIANS. THIS SUNDAY TRAINING CAMP BEGINS FOR THE TORONTO RAPTORS. AND THE FANS CAN START TO DREAM. COULD THE NOW KAWHI LEONARD DO IT AGAIN? “THE NATIONAL” HAD UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO MASAI UJIRI, THE MAN WHO JUST MIGHT KNOW.>>THEY’RE ONE WIN AWAY FROM THE FIRST EVER NBA TITLE.>>Adrienne: ALL OF CANADA KNOWS HOW MASAI UJIRI SPENT HIS SPRING.>>HELLO! LOWRY…>>Adrienne: THE MAESTRO OF A HUGE MOMENT. THE TORONTO RAPTORS’ HISTORIC NBA WIN.>>CANADA, THE NBA TITLE IS YOURS!>>Adrienne: A FIRST FOR CANADA AND WERE CANADIANS EVER INTO IT. [Cheers and Applause] UJIRI HAD REASON TO SMILE — HE DESERVES MUCH OF THE CREDIT FOR THAT WIN. FROM PULLING OFF THAT RISKY TRADE FOR KAWHI LEONARD.>>BELIEVE IN THIS CITY, BELIEVE IN YOURSELVES.>>Adrienne: TO BUILDING A ROSTER THAT TURNED OUT TO BE GREATER THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS. BUT THERE WERE COMPLICATIONS. ALLEGATIONS FROM THE U.S. THAT UJIRI PUSHED AN OAKLAND OFFICER THE NIGHT THAT THE RAPTORS WON IT ALL. THE PANIC, THEN THE DESPAIR OF FANS. THEY COULD NOT WOOKAWHI TO STAY.>>I THANK ALL OF TORONTO, THE CITY AND THE COUNTRY.>>WELCOME. [Applause]>>Adrienne: BUT AS ALL OF THAT SWIRLED MASAI UJIRI FOUND TIME FOR HIS TREASURED PROGRAMME “THE GIANTS OF AFRICA.” BASKETBALL CAMPS FOR YOUNG HOPEFUL PLAYERS ACROSS THE CONTINENT. CAMPS ABOUT SO MUCH MORE THAN BASKETBALL. THIS YEAR HE TOOK THEM TO CAMEROON, MALI, MOROCCO AND SOUTH SUDAN AND SOMALIA. HE EVEN TOOK THE NBA TROPHY BACK HOME TO NIGERIA WITH THE HOPES OF INSPIRING A NATION. HOW ARE YOU? GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING, GOOD MORNING. YOU DOING OKAY?>>Adrienne: I AM. GOOD SHIRT. WE CAUGHT UP WITH MASAI UJIRI AT ONE OF THE CAMPS IN TANZANIA. FRESH OFF THE HEELS OF THIS AMAZING WIN YOU HAD. I THINK THAT THERE ARE A WHOLE BUNCH OF CANADIANS WHO MIGHT IMAGINE, I BET THAT MASAI UJIRI THIS SUMMER HAS HIS FEET UP BY A LAKE SOMEWHERE, KIND OF BASKING IN THE GLORY OF THIS YEAR. AND YET, YOU KNOW, WE’RE SITTING HERE IN TANZANIA. YOU HAVE BEEN CRISS-CROSSING THIS CONTINENT. WHY?>>WHY? BECAUSE I THINK THAT THE YOUTH NEED — NEED THIS. AND WHAT BETTER TIME TO COME OFF A CHAMPIONSHIP TO SEND MESSAGES. TO SEND MESSAGES TO THE CHANGE THAT YOU WANT ON THE CONTINENT, THE CHANGE THAT YOU WANT TO INSTILL IN THESE YOUTH. SO THAT IT REGISTERS IN-DEPTH. THE ONLY WAY FOR THIS CONTINENT TO BE GREAT IS YOU GUYS. OKAY? ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT. THE MAJORITY OF AFRICA IS YOU. THIS IS MY HAPPY HOUR, THIS IS MY GOLF, THIS IS MY — WHATEVER OTHER PEOPLE DO. AND THIS IS WHAT IT IS FOR ME.>>Adrienne: AND YOU GET TO HEAR THAT SOUND.>>YOU GET TO HEAR THAT SOUND.>>Adrienne: THOSE KIDS ARE LAUGHING AND THOSE BALLS ARE GOING.>>IT’S AN INCREDIBLE TIME.>>Adrienne: WHERE DOES THE FUNDING COME FROM?>>I HAVE BASICALLY, LIKE, NEGOTIATED MY SALARY WHERE PART OF IT GOES TO “GIANTS OF AFRICA.” IF I’M MAKING $20, I SAY $3. I NEGOTIATE HIGHER JUST TO GET THE MONEY FOR THIS. AND IT’S ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS THAT I REALLY APPRECIATE BECAUSE IT BUILT THIS, IT STARTED IT.>>Adrienne: WHAT IS YOUR BEST MOMENT FROM THIS TOUR SO FAR?>>IF I’M TO PICK ONE MOMENT ON THIS TRIP SO FAR I WOULD SAY GOING BACK TO ZARIA WITH THE TROPHY AND GIVING MY PARENTS THE TROPHY WAS INCREDIBLE FOR ME. FOR MY DAD TO LOOK AT ME AND TO TELL ME THAT I MAKE HIM — I MAKE HIM FEEL BIG, THOSE THINGS WERE SO POWERFUL. THAT IS ME PERSONALLY. HEY, TALENT EVERYWHERE.>>Adrienne: HE GREW UP IN NIGERIA, THAT CONNECTION TO AFRICA COARSES THROUGH HIM.>>WE HAVE TO GET THIS JERSEY OFF.>>Adrienne: NEVER A PLAYER IN THE NBA BUT A SCOUT INITIALLY AND HE STILL LOOKS FOR AND FINDS TALENT. HE BROUGHT THE LIKES OF AFRICAN BORN PASQUALE SIAKIM, AND THE COACHING STAFF TO THE RAPTORS. TO SEE THEM TO BE A PART OF THAT CHAMPIONSHIP WIN WAS EXTRAORDINARY. CAN YOU TAKE ME TO THAT MOMENT WHEN IT WORKED? WHEN YOU WEREN’T. I’M WONDERING WHAT THE 12-YEAR-OLD MASAI IN YOU WAS DOING AT THAT MOMENT?>>MY FIRST INSTINCT WHEN WE WON WAS TO GO TO FIND MY WIFE AND I THOUGHT ABOUT MY KIDS. THEY WERE NOT AT THE AWAY GAME. THEY WERE IN TORONTO. AND THE SECOND THING THAT CAME TO ME WAS AFRICA WON, YOU KNOW. CANADA WON. YOU KNOW, LIKE, WE PROVED TO PEOPLE THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO COME FROM A CERTAIN PLACE TO WIN.>>Adrienne: AND WHEN THEY WON THAT NIGHT SOMETHING ODD HAPPENED.>>NO, NO, NO.>>Adrienne: THE OAKLAND SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS THAT MASAI UJIRI SHOVED A DEPUTY TWICE AS HE TRIED TO GET PAST HIM TO THE COURT TO CELEBRATE. THERE MAY YET BE CHARGES. WHAT HAPPENED ON THAT COURT?>>YOU KNOW, I — I — IT’S STILL GOING ON AND I KNOW WHO I AM AS A PERSON AND I RESPECT AUTHORITY AND I RESPECT, OBVIOUSLY, THE POLICE. AND I WON’T COMMENT ON ANYTHING, YOU KNOW, LIKE BEFORE.>>Adrienne: WHAT DOES THAT MEAN THAT YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE?>>I’M ONLY TRYING TO CELEBRATE LIKE WINNING A CHAMPIONSHIP. THAT’S ALL I WAS TRYING TO DO. AND I KNOW THE PERSON THAT I AM.>>Adrienne: YOU HAD YOUR CREDENTIALS? YOU SHOWED THEM?>>YEAH. I THINK I’LL LEAVE THAT UNTIL IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE.>>Adrienne: IS THAT YOUR DECISION OR IS THE NBA SAID NOT TO TALK?>>IT’S MY DECISION.>>Adrienne: ONE OF THE DISCUSSIONS THAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING AROUND YOU — NOT WITH YOU — BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT TALKING PUBLICLY ABOUT IT — IS THAT WAS THERE AN ELEMENT OF RACISM TO WHAT HAPPENED THERE, A BIG ELEMENT. HAVE YOU FELT RACISM IN YOUR JOB?>>TO BE HONEST, NO. I STAY FOCUSED. YOU KNOW, TO BE HONEST, MY FOCUS IS WINNING. YOU KNOW, AND IF SOMEBODY COMES AND IS A CERTAIN WAY TO ME, YOU KNOW, THAT’S NOT WHAT COMES TO MY MIND AT ALL. YOU KNOW, SO I DON’T EVEN GIVE IT A CHANCE. I THINK THAT HELPS.>>Adrienne: I HAVE TO ASK YOU TOO ABOUT THE TORONTO HEARTBREAK. HOW DID TORONTO LOSE KAWHI? HOW DID YOU LOSE KAWHI?>>IF HE WANTS TO GO HOME, HE’S GONE HOME. YOU KNOW, I COULDN’T TELL TORONTO IF THERE WAS A TEAM IN LAGOS, NIGERIA, OR NIGERIA, IF THERE’S AN NBA TEAM THERE — I DON’T KNOW IF I’D STAY IN TORONTO. THERE ARE SOME CALLINGS IN LIFE, YOU KNOW, LIKE SOME THINGS THAT PULL PEOPLE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. AND I COMPLETELY, LIKE, UNDERSTAND THAT.>>Adrienne: BUT IT MUST HAVE BEEN MORE COMPLICATED THAN KAWHI SAYING THAT I WANT TO GO HOME AND YOU SAYING, OH, OKAY, GO AHEAD.>>YOU TRY TO CONVINCE THE PLAYER AND WE’RE TRYING TO KEEP THE PLAYER, THERE’S A LOT OF HIM THAT WANTED TO STAY.>>Adrienne: WHAT PART OF HIM WANTED TO STAY?>>OH, WINNING — THE CITY, LIKE, EVERYTHING HE WON IN THE CITY. AND HE HAD ONE OF THE GREATEST SHOTS IN THE NBA HISTORY NOW. THE FANS. THE UNBELIEVABLE PARADE. [Cheers and Applause]>>LOOK AT IT, IT’S CRAZY.>>AND THOSE THINGS, I KNOW KAWHI AND I KNOW THEY — YOU KNOW, THAT HE REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT ALL OF THOSE THINGS. BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY HE MADE A DECISION AND HIS DECISION WAS TO GO BACK HOME.>>Adrienne: HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT IT? WHERE WERE YOU? HOW DID YOU HEAR?>>I THINK THAT I WAS IN RWANDA AND I SPOKE TO THEM ON THE PHONE, I SPOKE TO HIM AND I SPOKE TO HIS UNCLE.>>Adrienne: HOW DID YOU BREAK IT TO DRAKE?>>I THINK THAT KAWHI HAS A RELATIONSHIP WITH DRAKE SO I’M SURE –>>Adrienne: HE TOLD HIM HIMSELF?>>I’M SURE THAT HE TOLD HIM HIMSELF.>>Adrienne: WHO WAS THE HARDEST CONVERSATION LETTING PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT KAWHI? WHO WAS THE HARDEST TO TELL?>>OBVIOUSLY, IT’S NOT THAT DIFFICULT FOR ME. AND PEOPLE CALL ME A STONE HEART, BUT THAT’S THE BUSINESS THAT WE HAVE PUT TO DO.>>Adrienne: DIDN’T CRY A LITTLE BIT?>>NO, NO, NO WAY. NOT EVEN CLOSE. THERE’S NO WAY I CAN CRY BECAUSE OF A PLAYER LEFT. YOU GO FIND THE NEXT PLAYER. I CRY HERE. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THOSE KIDS IN THEIR EYES, YOU KNOW, I SEE MYSELF. AND I SEE THE OPPORTUNITY THAT GOD HAS GIVEN ME, THAT THE NBA HAS GIVEN ME. AND IN YOUR DREAMS, YOU KNOW, THEY’RE WILD DREAMS BUT IN YOUR DREAMS YOU WISH THAT ALL OF THEM CAN HAVE THAT — AT LEAST HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRY.>>Adrienne: HE WANTS THE KIDS TO DREAM OF GETTING GOOD ENOUGH AT BASKETBALL TO SECURE SCHOLARSHIPS AND GOOD EDUCATIONS AND GOOD JOBS. BUT ONCE A SCOUT, ALWAYS A SCOUT. AND JUST MAYBE THE NEXT STAR IS WAITING FOR THE RAPTORS ONLY, OF COURSE.>>AT THE END OF THE DAY WE PLAY SPORTS TO WIN. SPORTS TO WIN.>>AT THE END OF THE DAY WE PLAY SPORTS TO WIN. WE CAN HOLD HANDS ALL WE WANT AND DO DANCE ALL WE WANT — SPORTS IS DONE TO WIN. AND I WANT TO WIN. AND WHOEVER I BRING IN TO THE TORONTO RAPTORS, IT’S TO WIN.>>Adrienne: SO THE PRESIDENTS OF THE OTHER TEAMS MUST LOOK AT YOU AND THINK, HMM, THIS GUY — THIS GUY HAS A MAGIC FORMULA. ARE THEY A LITTLE BIT JEALOUS OF YOU?>>NO, NO, THERE’S NEVER ANY THAT KIND OF TALK.>>Adrienne: NO ONE GIVES YOU THE GEARS ABOUT COMING OVER HERE?>>WELL, SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES IT’S SEEN AS AN ADVANTAGE AND SOMETIMES IT’S LIKE, OH, OKAY HE HAS ACCESS TO ALL OF THIS STUFF. BUT I THINK THEY KNOW –>>Adrienne: A PIPELINE?>>YEAH, WITH “GIANTS OF AFRICA,” YOU KNOW, I HAVE SEEN MANY KIDS, BUT I THINK THEY KNOW WHY I DO IT.>>Adrienne: YOUR FUTURE, I MEAN, SO MANY PEOPLE WERE CONVINCED THAT YOUR FRIEND BARACK OBAMA WOULD REALLY WORK HARD TO TRY TO GET TO YOU GO TO THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS. HOW FAR DID HE TRY?>>WE TALKED ABOUT IT. BUT, NO, OUR FRIENDSHIP SENT — IS NOT THAT WAY. HE’S BEEN AN INCREDIBLE MENTOR TO ME. AND HIS FRIENDSHIP IS NOT TO CONVINCE ME. YEAH, HIS FRIENDSHIP IS TO GIVE ME ALL OF THE BEST INFORMATION TO BE THE BEST LEADER WHERE I AM. AND IT’S INCREDIBLE THE ADVICE AND THE KIND OF ADVICE THAT HE GIVES. HE’S A REMARKABLE PERSON. AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT. BUT, NO, I TALK TO HIM FAR MORE BEYOND, YOU KNOW, LIKE THOSE THINGS.>>BARACK! OBAMA!>>Adrienne: IT WAS GREAT TO SEE HIM AT THE RAPTORS GAME. WAS THAT A BIG DEAL FOR YOU?>>A HUGE DEAL. A HUGE DEAL, I SAY THIS, TO HAVE HIM THERE. AND I WILL BE PROUD OF THAT FOR REST OF MY LIFE. IT’S SOMETHING THEY WILL NEVER, EVER FORGET.>>Adrienne: AND YOU — PEOPLE REALLY DID WONDER IF YOU HAD DONE EVERYTHING THAT YOU WANTED TO ACCOMPLISH IN TORONTO. IF YOU WERE TEMPTED TO MOVE ON. WERE YOU?>>I WASN’T. I WASN’T. IF THERE CAME A TIME, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT PEOPLE WOULD UNDERSTAND WHY. BUT, NO. THIS IS WHERE MY KIDS WERE BORN. THIS HAS BECOME PART OF ME. CANADA HAS BECOME PART OF ME. AND I LOVE THAT.>>Adrienne: CHAMPIONSHIP NUMBER TWO?>>HEY, WE’RE GOING TO GET IT. I DON’T KNOW WHEN IT WILL BE, BUT WE’LL GET IT. JUST LIKE I SAID THAT WE’D GET THE FIRST ONE AND I SAID I DIDN’T KNOW WHEN I WOULD GET IT BUT WE WILL. I GUARANTEE YOU WE WILL. LIKE, YOU KNOW, I HAVE THE ULTIMATE CONFIDENCE AT THE TIME, THAT THE TIME WILL COME.>>Adrienne: OKAY, THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH. I APPRECIATE IT.>>THANK YOU, THANK YOU.>>Adrienne: SO AS YOU SAW THERE, THAT INTERVIEW WAS IN TANZANIA A SHORT WHILE AGO, DURING ONE OF THE “GIANTS OF AFRICA” CAMPS. WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENS AT THAT CAMP? HAVE A LOOK… (*) THIS IS A SEED PLANTED BY MASAI UJIRI. THAT BASKETBALL COULD BE A PASSPORT TO SOMETHING HUGE. SOME OF THE TOP COACHES FROM THE NBA AND WNBA PUTTING FULL ATTENTION ON KIDS WHO NEED A CHANCE.>>YOU GUYS HAVE TO MAKE THE COUNTRY BETTER.>>Adrienne: WORDS CAN LIFT IN A PLACE WHERE THE REALITY OF LIFE CAN SOMETIMES CRUSH THESE KIDS. THE MAKING OF GIANTS TOMORROW ON “THE NATIONAL.”>>>AND NEXT…>>>VYING FOR YOUR VOTE. THE LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES HAVE BOTH PROPOSED NEW TAX CUTS, SO WHO BENEFITS FROM EACH PLAN? WE’RE BACK IN TWO MINUTES.>>Rosemary: IT’S THAT TIME IN POLITICS WHEN PARTY LEADERS TAKE A PARTICULAR INTEREST IN YOUR POCKETS AND HOW MUCH MONEY THEY CAN KEEP IN THEM. TRUE TO TRADITION, ANDREW SCHEER AND JUSTIN TRUDEAU HAVE BOTH PROPOSED SOME MAJOR TAX CUTS. WHO THEY TARGET THOUGH TELLS US A LOT ABOUT CAMPAIGN STRATEGY. SO PETER ARMSTRONG BREAKS DOWN THE LIBERAL AND THE CONSERVATIVE PLANS, TRACKS THE BENEFITS, AND THE SURPRISE HERE — BOTH ARE ACTUALLY A BREAK FROM THE PAST.>>Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: GOOD TO SEE YOU.>>Reporter: THE ECONOMIC BATTLEGROUND OF THIS ELECTION IS NOW CLEAR. (*) FOR ALL THEIR DIFFERENCES THE LIBERALS AND THE CONSERVATIVES ACTUALLY SOUND VERY SIMILAR ON TAX POLICY.>>Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THOSE WORKING HARD TO JOIN IT HAVE MORE MONEY TAX FREE.>>Andrew Scheer: PUTTING MORE MONEY IN THE POCKETS OF CANADIANS SO THEY CAN GET AHEAD.>>Reporter: TWO-THIRDS OF CANADIANS MAKE LESS THAN $46,000 A YEAR SO NO WONDER THAT BOTH PARTIES HAVE STAKED OUT THE LOWEST TAX BRACKET. THE CONSERVATIVES WILL CUT THE TAX RATE IN THE LOWEST BRACKET FROM 15% NOW TO 13.75% OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. THEY SAY THAT SAVES THE AVERAGE FAMILY $850. THE LIBERALS WILL KEEP THAT TAX RATE WHERE IT IS. BUT THEY’LL RAISE THE AMOUNT OF TAX-FREE INCOME THAT CANADIANS GET, THE SO-CALLED BASIC PERSONAL AMOUNT IS NOW AROUND THERE $12,000. THE LIBERAL PLAN WOULD RAISE THAT TO $15,000. THEY SAY THAT WILL SAVE THE AVERAGE FAMILY $585 A YEAR AND PUSH 40,000 CANADIANS ABOVE THE POVERTY LINE. SO HOW DO THESE BENEFITS SHAKE OUT? THE LIBERAL PROPOSAL, COMPARED TO THE CONSERVATIVE PLAN. THE CONSERVATIVE BENEFITS SPREAD MORE EQUALLY ACROSS THE INCOME BRACKET WHILE THE LIBERAL PLAN STACKS MOST OF THE BENEFITS TO LOWER-INCOME CANADIANS. BUT UNLIKE PREVIOUS CAMPAIGNS DOMINATED BY BOUTIQUE TAX CREDITS, EXPERTS SAY THAT BOTH OF THESE PLANS ARE BROAD-BASED AND FAR REACHING.>>A FAIR APPROACH, A SIMPLER APPROACH IS PREFERABLE TO WHAT WE HAVE SEEN WHICH IS MICRO-TARGETED BOUTIQUES WHICH ARE FRANKLY DESIGNED FOR THEIR POLITICAL IMPACT RATHER THAN THEIR POLICY SOUNDNESS.>>Reporter: BUT MOSTLY THESE TWO PLANS SHOW WHERE MANY CANADIAN VOTERS REALLY ARE — SQUEEZED. MAKING LESS THAN $46,000 A YEAR AND SURE TO TAKE A LONG LOOK AT A TAX CUT IN WHATEVER FORM IT MAY TAKE. PETER ARMSTRONG, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Rosemary: BOTH THE LIBERAL AND THE CONSERVATIVE PLANS WILL COST ROUGHLY THE SAME, ABOUT $5.5 BILLION TO $6 BILLION. THERE’S ANOTHER SIMILARITY, BOTH PARTIES SO FAR HAVEN’T SAID EXPLICITLY HOW THEY ARE GOING TO PAY FOR IT.>>Adrienne: STILL TO COME ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA HEARS CASES OUTSIDE OF OTTAWA AND WE’LL EXPLAIN WHY THAT IS SUCH A BIG DEAL.>>>PLUS, THE FIRST ROYAL TOUR FOR HARRY, MEGHAN AND BABY ARCHIE. WE’RE BACK IN TWO MINUTES. (*)>>Adrienne: LET’S GET BACK TO MORE DEVELOPING STORIES. AT LEAST 40 CIVILIANS ATTENDING A WEDDING PARTY WERE KILLED FOLLOWING ANTI-TALIBAN RAIDS IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN LAST NIGHT. RELATIVES GATHERED OUTSIDE OF A HOSPITAL TODAY WHERE AT LEAST A DOZEN OTHERS WERE BEING TREATED FOR INJURIES. OFFICIALS SAY THAT THE CIVILIAN DEATHS HAPPENED IN A BUILDING NEXT TO A TALIBAN HIDEOUT WHICH WAS BEING STRUCK BY AFGHAN FORCES WITH THE BACKING OF AMERICAN AIRSTRIKES.>>>THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX BEGAN THEIR FIRST OFFICIAL TOUR SINCE THE BIRTH OF THEIR SON, ARCHIE. [Cheers and Applause] AND HUGE CROWDS TURNED OUT TO SEE HARRY AND MEGHAN IN CAPE TOWN. THE COUPLE VISITED A MUSEUM DEVOTED TO THE HISTORY OF ONE NEIGHBOURHOOD UNDER APARTHEID, AN ORGINISATION THAT TEACHES SELF-DEFENCE TO VULNERABLE KIDS. IT IS THE START OF A 10-DAY TOUR. STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>”THE MOMENT” REVISITED. WE SHOWED YOU THIS VIRAL VIDEO YESTERDAY OF A PRO WRESTLER ARGUING WITH AN RCMP OFFICER. AND NOW THE RCMP IS CHANGING ITS STORY, SAYING THAT JUST LIKE PRO WRESTLING, NOT EVERYTHING IS AS IT SEEMS. WE’RE BACK IN TWO MINUTES. (*)>>Adrienne: THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA IS TAKING ITS SHOW ON THE ROAD AND IT WILL HEAR CASES OUTSIDE OF OTTAWA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ALMOST 145 YEARS. THE NINE JUSTICES ARE IN WINNIPEG THIS WEEK. AND KAREN PAULS FINDS OUT WHY.>>LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA…>>Reporter: THE CHIEF JUSTICE RICHARD WAGNER TRADED HIS RED ROBE FOR A JETS JERSEY LAST NIGHT.>>FOR THE PUCK DROP…>>Reporter: IT’S ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THAT HE MENTIONED AT A NEWS CONFERENCE THIS MORNING.>>WHILE I COULD NEVER BETRAY MY OWN HOMETOWN HOCKEY TEAM I WILL SAY THAT LAST NIGHT’S JETS GAME WAS A SPECIAL EXPERIENCE.>>AS YOU BEEN HEARING…>>Reporter: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IS A BIG REASON THAT THE SUPREME COURT IS HERE, WITH FOUR PUBLIC EVENTS AND MEETINGS WITH INDIGENOUS, MÉTIS AND FRANCOPHONE LEADERS. SOME FEEL THAT THERE’S MORE THAN ONE SYSTEM OF JUSTICE IN CANADA.>>THERE’S THREE. ONE IS FIRST NATIONS. ONE IS NON-FIRST NATIONS AND THE OTHER ONE IS, YOU KNOW, IS THE GOVERNMENT.>>Reporter: THE CHIEF JUSTICE AGREES, REPRESENTING ALL OF CANADA IS IMPORTANT.>>IT’S A QUESTION OF RESPECT. I THINK THAT CANADIAN PEOPLE SHOULD SEE THEMSELVES IN THEIR COURTS.>>I HAVE BEEN A JUDGE NOW FOR 17 YEARS. THE LATE EIGHT ON THE SUPREME COURT.>>Reporter: TODAY THE JUSTICES MET WITH STUDENTS, INCLUDING THESE AT CHILDREN OF THE EARTH HIGH SCHOOL.>>WORST COMES TO WORST… HOW CAN I FILE A COMPLAINT?>>YOU CAN FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE CANADIAN JUDICIAL COUNCIL. THROUGH THEIR QUESTIONS AND SOME OF THEIR STORIES THAT I HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO HEAR ABOUT, ALSO, YOU KNOW, TO BRING HOME THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WORK THAT WE DO.>>IT WOULD BE PRETTY COOL IF A FIRST NATIONS PERSON COULD MAKE IT UP TO SUPREME JUDGE.>>Reporter: THE COURT WILL HEAR TWO APPEALS WHILE THEY’RE HERE. ONE ABOUT THE LENGTH OF TIME TO GET A COURT DECISION. AND THE OTHER ABOUT MINORITY LANGUAGE RIGHTS IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. KAREN PAULS, CBC NEWS, WINNIPEG.>>Adrienne: NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>OUR “MOMENT,” WHAT REALLY HAPPENED WHEN A WWE STAR WAS PULLED OVER BY THE ALBERTA RCMP NEXT. (*)>>Adrienne: IT TURNS OUT THAT THERE’S A TWIST TO A STORY THAT WE BROUGHT YOU LAST NIGHT. AND IT TURNS OUT THAT IT WASN’T AS IT EXACTLY FIRST APPEARED. TWITTER WENT INTO A TIZZY AFTER AN ALBERTA RCMP OFFICER WAS CONFRONTED WITH A PRO WRESTLER ACTING LIKE SHE WAS STILL IN THE RING. AND A SECOND LOOK AT THAT MOMENT IS TONIGHT’S “MOMENT.”>>ARE YOU SERIOUS RIGHT NOW?>>Adrienne: THIS VIDEO POSTED BY LACY EVANS APPEARED TO SHOW THE PRO WRESTLER GETTING A SPEEDING TICKET.>>THAT’S NOT A CITATION, IS IT? DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?>>I HAVE NO IDEA.>>I’M LACY EVANS.>>WHO IS LACY EVANS?>>WWE SUPERSTAR AND YOU SHOULD KNOW EXACTLY WHO I AM.>>THE INTERNET REVILED HER RUDENESS AND LOVED THE BEMUSED MOUNTIE’S POLITENESS.>>YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY.>>YOU HAVE A TERRIBLE DAY, SIR. CANADA IS TERRIBLE.>>Adrienne: AND YESTERDAY THE ALBERTA RCMP TOLD US THAT IT WAS A LEGITIMATE TRAFFIC STOP AND THE OFFICER, “ENGAGED IN THE NORMAL EXECUTION OF HIS DUTIES.” WELL, NOW THEY ADMIT THAT EVANS ASKED HIM TO PLAY ALONG WITH THE REHEARSED INTERACTION ON CAMERA WITH HER WWE PERSONA. IN THE RING EVANS IS A BIT OF A VILLAIN, NO KIDDING. HER TAG LINE IS “YA NASTY.” THAT SHE WAS IN CHARACTER WAS PRETTY CLEAR.>>YOU NASTY THING, I’LL PAY THE TICKET.>>Adrienne: LESS CLEAR IS THAT THE COP WAS IN CHARACTER TOO, WHICH MEANS THAT ALL OF THIS WAS AS REAL AS A WRESTLING MATCH.>>WELCOME TO EDMONTON.>>OH!>>Rosemary: SO WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW, ADRIENNE, IS THAT OUR WRITER/PRODUCER MICHAEL BOBBY KNEW THAT NOT ONLY WAS SHE IN CHARACTER BUT HE WAS VERY SUSPICIOUS OF THIS ENTIRE EVENT LAST NIGHT. I BELIEVE THAT THESE WERE HONEST INDIVIDUALS. SHE DID GET THE TRAFFIC TICKET BUT THAT’S THE ONLY PART OF THIS THAT WAS REAL, APPARENTLY.>>Adrienne: INDEED. IT’S PRETTY INTRICATE. SHE ISSUED A STATEMENT TODAY SAYING “I’M GLAD THAT YOU WERE ALL ENTERTAINED BUT IF YOU EVER TRY TO HONESTLY DISRESPECT OR PUT BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN BLUE IN HARM I HOPE THAT YOU GET WHAT YOU ASK FOR.” THERE YOU GO. THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR SEPTEMBER 23rd. GOODNIGHT.>>Rosemary: GOODNIGHT. (*)

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