The National for Monday, Feb. 24 — Arrests as rail blockade dismantled; Oilsands mine cancelled

The National for Monday, Feb. 24 — Arrests as rail blockade dismantled; Oilsands mine cancelled


(*)>>Andrew: GOOD EVENING, I’M ANDREW CHANG.>>Adrienne: I’M ADRIENNE ARSENAULT.>>>TONIGHT A BLOCKADE COMES DOWN AND A COURT RULING MUDDIES THE WATER.>>I DON’T KNOW WHY THE GOVERNMENT IS UNABLE TO GET ITS ACT TOGETHER.>>Adrienne: NEW PRESSURES ON THE GOVERNMENT. SO WHAT’S THE PLAN?>>Andrew: GUILTY ON TWO CHARGES. WHAT IT MEANS FOR HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S FUTURE.>>TO ME THAT JUST LOOKED LIKE COMPLETELY FABRICATED FIGURES.>>Adrienne: SOME LESSONS LEARNED FROM CHINA’S RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK.>>Andrew: AND THE EMERGENCY GOALIE WHOSE 15 SECONDS AIN’T OVER YET.>>I ACTUALLY GRABBED THE GUY BESIDE ME WHO I DON’T EVEN KNOW. AND I SAID TO HIM, THAT’S MY HUSBAND.>>Andrew: JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE HOW HIS KIDS REACT TO SEEING DAD ON TV.>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*) (*)>>>WELL, TONIGHT ON THE GROUND AND IN THE BOARD ROOM AND FROM THE COURTS, CANADA’S DEEP DIVISIONS EXPOSED OVER THE FUTURE OF ENERGY PROJECTS AND THE THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE.>>Adrienne: ONTARIO POLICE TOOK THE FIRST MAJOR STEP TODAY TO CLEAR PROTESTS BLOCKING RAIL TRAFFIC, PROTESTS AIMED AT A NATURAL GAS PIPELINE WORTH BILLIONS TO B.C. (*)>>Andrew: DEMONSTRATORS DENOUNCED POLICE ACTION WHILE OTHERS CELEBRATED A VICTORY FOR ENVIRONMENTALISTS. TECK RESOURCES HAS PULLED THE PLUG ON A $20 BILLION OIL SANDS PROJECT IN ALBERTA, SNUFFING OUT HOPES FOR THOUSANDS OF JOBS. ALSO TODAY ALBERTA’S TOP COURT HAS RULED AGAINST THE FEDERAL CARBON TAX, A MAJOR WIN FOR THE GOVERNMENT THERE.>>Adrienne: THESE FILES ARE MOVING FAST AND WE’RE GOING TO GET TO ALL OF IT. SO LET’S START IN EASTERN ONTARIO WHERE A KEY RAIL BLOCKADE WAS CLEARED AWAY THIS MORNING. OLIVIA STEFANOVICH WAS ON THE SCENE WHEN IT WENT DOWN.>>Reporter: ABOUT EIGHT HOURS AFTER A MIDNIGHT DEADLINE TO CLEAR OUT A MOHAWK CAMP, A CONVOY OF POLICE VEHICLES MOVED IN TO DO THE JOB THEMSELVES.>>CAN YOU STEP OVER FOR A SECOND?>>Reporter: THE DEMONSTRATORS EXPECTED THIS. AND THOUGH THEY HAD CALLED FOR BACKUP OVERNIGHT AND TRIED TO STAND THEIR GROUND, THEY WERE QUICKLY OUTNUMBERED.>>YOU GUYS YOU NEED TO LEAVE NOW. I’M ASKING YOU TO LEAVE.>>YOU WILL NEED TO LEAVE NOW OR YOU’LL BE ARRESTED.>>YOU’RE ON SOVEREIGN TERRITORY, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU, UNSEATED. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU.>>Reporter: CRASHES ERUPTED BY THE TRACKS. PROVINCIAL POLICE SAY THAT ONE PERSON WITH MINOR INJURIES LEFT BY AMBULANCE. 10 PEOPLE FACED CHARGES, INCLUDING MISCHIEF AND RESISTING ARREST. EVEN IN THE BACK OF AN OFFENDER TRUCK, THEIR VOICES RANG OUT IN DEFIANCE. AFTER THAT MIDNIGHT DEADLINE, MOHAWKS SAY THEY NEGOTIATED FOR A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION INTO THE EARLY MORNING. UNTIL POLICE SAID THAT ALL AVENUES HAD BEEN EXHAUSTED.>>IT WAS LIKE A PIT IN THE BOTTOM OF MY STOMACH. I JUST FELT SICK, I DIDN’T FEEL SAFE. I STILL DON’T FEEL SAFE NOW. IN MY OWN COMMUNITY.>>Reporter: STILL, SOME DEMONSTRATORS PLAN TO STAY. EVEN AFTER THE SNOWPLOW THAT HAD ANCHORED THEIR CAMP WAS HAULED AWAY. 19 DAYS AGO IT WAS PARKED THERE IN SUPPORT OF SOME HEREDITARY CHIEFS IN B.C. WHO OPPOSE THE NATURAL GAS PIPELINE.>>IT’S GOING TO STAY HERE FOR AS LONG AS IT TAKES FOR THE RCMP TO GET OUT. IT’S TIME FOR CANADA TO KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE INVADED.>>Reporter: THIS EVENING THE FIRST C.N. TRAIN ROLLED THROUGH TYENDINAGA AGAIN. IN RESPONSE SOME MOHAWKS THREW TIRES ON THE TRACKS. THERE REMAINS A HEAVY POLICE PRESENCE HERE AND PARTS OF THE CAMP ARE STILL COMING DOWN. BUT THE MOHAWKS SAY THAT THIS COULD BE FAR FROM OVER. OLIVIA STEFANOVICH, CBC NEWS, TYENDINAGA, ONTARIO.>>Andrew: AND NOW TO A NEW ISSUE DIVIDING CANADIANS TONIGHT. TECK RESOURCE’S DECISION TO SCRAP A MASSIVE OIL SANDS PROJECT OVER WHAT IT CALLS CANADA’S INCOHERENT ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY. SOME QUESTION WHETHER THE PROJECT MADE ECONOMIC SENSE, BUT OTHERS PUT THE BLAME SQUARELY ON THE PRIME MINISTER. SALIMAH SHIVJI HAS THE DETAILS. (*)>>Reporter: A PROTEST TAKING OVER PARLIAMENT HILL. SPELLING OUT THE CHALLENGES COMING TO A HEAD FOR THE TRUDEAU LIBERALS THAT THEY STRUGGLE TO BALANCE RECONCILIATION, CLIMATE ACTION AND NEW ENERGY PROJECTS. ALL OF WHICH PLAYED INTO THE DEATH OF THE PROPOSED TECK FRONTIER OIL SANDS MINE.>>THERE IS NO CONSTRUCTIVE PATH FORWARD. THE PROJECT HAS LANDED SQUARELY AT THE NEXUS OF A MUCH BROADER NATIONAL DISCUSSION.>>Reporter: THE SUGGESTION THAT OTTAWA AND ALBERTA NEED TO WORK OUT THEIR COMPETING VISIONS FOR HOW TO MOVE AHEAD WITH RESOURCE PROJECTS. BUT HE DIDN’T MENTION ANOTHER ECONOMIC REALITY, THAT THE PRICE OF OIL HAS TANKED SINCE THE PROJECT WAS FIRST PROPOSED. IN OTTAWA, WHERE THE LOOMING CABINET DECISION ON TECK WAS DIVIDING THE LIBERALS –>>IT’S CLEAR TO ME THAT THE COMPANY WAS THE ONE THAT TOOK THE DECISION.>>Reporter: RELIEF, SINCE IT SAVES MANY M.P.s FROM EXPLAINING HOW APPROVING THE MINE WOULD FIT WITH THE LIBERALS’ CLIMATE PRIORITY. BUT NO RELIEF FROM ACCUSATIONS OF LETTING ALBERTA DOWN AND RISKING NATIONAL UNITY.>>WHAT ELSE WAS TECK FRONTIER SUPPOSED TO DO TO GET A PROJECT BUILT IN THIS COUNTRY, MR. SPEAKER?>>DOES THIS PRIME MINISTER WANT ALBERTA IN CANADA OR NOT?>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: THE WORLD IS CHANGING. YOU CAN NO LONGER BUILD A STRONG ECONOMY IF YOU ARE NOT FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE AT THE SAME TIME.>>Reporter: ALBERTA’S PREMIER IS FUMING, BLAMING OTTAWA FOR DRAGGING ITS FEET AND FORCING THE COMPANY’S HAND.>>I DON’T KNOW WHY THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA IS UNABLE TO GET ITS ACT TOGETHER ON THESE ISSUES.>>Reporter: SO THE CHALLENGE FOR THE TRUDEAU LIBERALS INTENSIFIES. HOW TO SOOTHE FEARS IN ALBERTA THAT CLIMATE CONCERNS WON’T ENTIRELY SACRIFICE RESOURCE JOBS. SALIMAH SHIVJI, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Andrew: NOW POLITICS ASIDE, LOSING THE FRONTIER PROJECT DOES CUT DEEP FOR MANY ALBERTANS. IT PROMISED THOUSANDS OF HIGH-PAYING JOBS THAT IN TURN COULD SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES. BUT THAT’S NOW GONE. AND AS CAROLYN DUNN FOUND OUT, FOR THOSE WHO STOOD TO BENEFIT, IT IS A BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW.>>Reporter: THE LUNCH HOUR RUSH AT THIS FORT McMURRAY STEAKHOUSE ISN’T MUCH OF A RUSH AT ALL. THE OWNER SAYS THAT HE’S OPERATING AT ABOUT 35% STAFFING LEVELS JUST TO STAY OPEN. TECK MINE REPRESENTED SOMETHING BOTH REAL AND SYMBOLIC.>>HOPE. ONE WORD — HOPE. I MEAN, IT IS LOOKING AT RESTORING THE CONFIDENCE IN THE ECONOMY.>>Reporter: THAT’S GONE, AT LEAST TEMPORARILY, ALONG WITH ALL OF THE JOBS THAT THE TECK MINE WAS SUPPOSED TO BRING. FOR A PLACE THAT HAS FELT THE DOUBLE GUT PUNCH OF SLUMPING OIL PRICES AND A DEARTH OF INVESTMENT, SOME POINT TO A BIGGER MESSAGE.>>CANADA IS NOT A GOOD PLACE TO DO BUSINESS. AND IT’S NOT BALANCED OUT BETWEEN CLIMATE CHANGE AND GETTING YOUR PEOPLE ON THE GROUND TO WORK.>>THE GOVERNMENT CAN’T DEAL WITH THE PEOPLE, WITH THE PROBLEM THAT WE’VE GOT HERE AND CAN’T MAKE A DECISION ON ANYTHING.>>Reporter: WHAT ABOUT THE CONCERNS ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT AND ABOUT INDIGENOUS RIGHTS?>>I THINK THAT’S ALL IMPORTANT STUFF, BUT PEOPLE NEED TO WORK.>>Reporter: HE JUST SAW 10 YEARS OF PLANNING DISAPPEAR IN AN INSTANT.>>I FELT LIKE AS IF WE WERE ROBBED OF SOMETHING.>>Reporter: THE FORT McKAY MÉTIS NATION WAS ONE OF THE 14 COMMUNITIES TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT WITH TECK MINE.>>MY FIRST REACTION IS THIS IS GOING TO CRIPPLE THE REGION, CRIPPLE THE PROVINCE, THE COUNTRY.>>Reporter: SO HE’S CALLING FOR PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU, ALBERTA PREMIER JASON KENNEY AND TECK MINE OFFICIALS TO COME BACK TO THE TABLE WITH INDIGENOUS LEADERS. A NEW TABLE TO FORGE A NEW WAY FORWARD. CAROLYN DUNN, CBC NEWS, FORT McMURRAY, ALBERTA.>>Adrienne: ON THE HEELS OF THAT ECONOMIC BLOW, THE ALBERTA GOVERNMENT MANAGED A VICTORY. THE PROVINCE’S COURT OF APPEAL HAS RULED 4-1 AGAINST THE FEDERAL CARBON TAX.>>WE AGREE WITH THE NEED TO REDUCE EMISSIONS ACROSS OUR ECONOMY AND IN OUR ENERGY SECTOR. BUT WE MUST BE ALLOWED TO DO IT OUR OWN WAY.>>Adrienne: THE RULING SAYS THE FEDERAL TAX INTRUDES ON THE PROVINCIAL JURISDICTION AND OPENS THE DOOR TO UNLIMITED INTERFERENCE BY OTTAWA. ONTARIO AND SASKATCHEWAN MOUNTED SIMILAR LEGAL BATTLES AGAINST THE CARBON TAX, BUT THEY LOST IN COURT. SO A LOT OF MOVING PARTS TODAY. THIS IS WHY WE NEED TO BRING IN OUR CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT. ROSIE, WHAT SHOULD THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REALLY TAKE AWAY FROM THIS, I SUPPOSE BEGINNING WITH THAT COURT DECISION?>>Rosemary: IT’S A VICTORY FOR ALBERTA AND REALLY ANYONE WHO IS FUNDAMENTALLY AGAINST CARBON TAXES, OF COURSE. BUT THE SUPREME COURT IS GOING TO HEAR ALL OF THESE ARGUMENTS NEXT MONTH. IT’S INTERESTING THOUGH THAT THE SUPPORT FOR CLIMATE PRICING WAS PART OF TECK FRONTIER’S LETTER EXPLAINING WHY IT WAS WALKING AWAY FROM THAT $20 BILLION OIL SANDS PROJECT. AND THAT LETTER ALSO POINTED TO WHAT IT CALLED THIS COUNTRY’S FAILURE TO SORT OUT HOW TO DEVELOP RESOURCES AND FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE. THAT’S SOMETHING THAT THE PRIME MINISTER HAS SAID FOR YEARS THAT HAS TO HAPPEN TOGETHER. THE REJECTION OF THIS PROJECT FORCES HIM TO HAVE TO ANSWER SOME TOUGH QUESTIONS HOW THAT IS GOING TO WORK MOVING FORWARD. I MEAN, BIG ENERGY PROJECTS LIKE THIS ONE WON’T HAPPEN IN THIS COUNTRY? DOES IT MEAN THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS TO BE MORE AGGRESSIVE ON CLIMATE CHANGE? OR DO PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS LIKE ALBERTA JUST HAVE TO GET ON BOARD? WE KNOW THAT THE BUDGET EXPECTED TOWARDS THE END OF NEXT MONTH IS SUPPOSED TO BE FRAMED AROUND CLIMATE CHANGE. AND PERHAPS THE TRANSITION FROM A RESOURCE ECONOMY TO A GREEN ECONOMY. SO THAT TOO MIGHT OFFER US SOME ANSWERS.>>Adrienne: OKAY, SO WE KNOW THAT CANADIANS HAVE BEEN SORT OF HANGING ON THE DETAILS OF EACH OF THESE STORIES. BUT WHEN YOU PUT THEM TOGETHER, HOW BIG A PROBLEM COULD THIS BE FOR THE GOVERNMENT?>>Rosemary: IT’S FASCINATING HOW THIS HAS HAPPENED OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS. THREE THE GOVERNMENT’S TOP PRIORITIES HAVE COLLIDED — ENERGY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND RECONCILIATION WITH CANADA’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES. AND THE GOVERNMENT IS REALLY TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO RECONCILE ALL THREE OF THOSE PRIORITIES. AND THEY DON’T ALWAYS ALIGN. SOME OF IT HAS REQUIRED SOME SHORT-TERM SOLUTIONS TO DEAL WITH IMMEDIATE PROBLEMS, THE BLOCKADES, FOR INSTANCE, TO TRY TO GET THE ECONOMY MOVING AGAIN. BUT MUCH OF THIS IS A LONGER-TERM PROJECT, PARTICULARLY ON THOSE INDIGENOUS ISSUES. WHERE IT’S REALLY PRESENTING ITSELF AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO RIGHT SOME MUCH BIGGER WRONGS AROUND LAND, TREATIES, SELF-GOVERNANCE AGREEMENTS. SOMETHING THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN WORKING ON. BUT NOT EVERY FIRST NATION IN THIS COUNTRY IS AT THE SAME PLACE IN TERMS OF TAKING THAT ON. WHICH MEANS THAT WE MAY SEE MORE OF THESE KINDS OF FLASHPOINTS UNTIL THE BIGGER ISSUES ARE RESOLVED.>>Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, ROSIE, AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU.>>Rosemary: THANKS, ADRIENNE.>>Andrew: TO NEW YORK NOW, WHERE AFTER FIVE DAYS OF JURY DELIBERATIONS HARVEY WEINSTEIN IS IN CUSTODY, CONVICTED TODAY OF TWO SEX CRIMES. THE DISGRACED HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER WAS FOUND GUILTY OF A CRIMINAL SEXUAL ACT IN THE FIRST DEGREE AND RAPE IN THE THIRD DEGREE. BUT HE WAS ACQUITTED OF BEING A SEXUAL PREDATOR. STEVEN D’SOUZA WAS IN THE COURTROOM.>>Reporter: HARVEY WEINSTEIN ARRIVED IN COURT A FALLEN TITAN OF HOLLYWOOD. BY MID-DAY HE WAS LED OUT IN HANDCUFFS, A CONVICTED SEXUAL OFFENDER AND RAPIST.>>WEINSTEIN WITH HIS MANIPULATION, HIS RESOURCES, HIS ATTORNEYS, HIS PUBLICIST AND HIS SPIES, DID EVERYTHING THAT HE COULD TO SILENCE THE SURVIVORS. BUT THEY REFUSED TO BE SILENT.>>Reporter: THE JURY BELIEVED MYRIAM HALEY THAT WEINSTEIN FORCED HIMSELF ON HER IN 2006. THE JURY ALSO BELIEVED THAT WEINSTEIN RAPED JESSICA MANN BUT NOT THAT HE PHYSICALLY FORCED HER, RESULTING IN THE LESSER CONVICTION OF THIRD-DEGREE RAPE.>>IT’S NOT ANY LONGER GOING TO BE BUSINESS AS USUAL. IN OTHER WORDS, YOU GET AWAY WITH WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO TO WOMEN, RATIONALIZE IT AND JUSTIFY IT. BECAUSE WOMEN ARE GOING TO SPEAK UP. AND NOW THEY THAT THEY HAVE BROKEN THROUGH THEIR FEAR IT’S A NEW DAY.>>Reporter: THE JURY LOOKED PAST THE DEFENCE FOCUS ON THE VICTIMS’ CONSENSUAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH WEINSTEIN. A SIGN THAT LAWYERS SAY THAT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ARE GAINING MORE POWER IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM.>>THE “ME TOO” MOVEMENT HAS EDUCATED US ALL HOW PERVASIVE THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOUR IS, AND HOW UNACCEPTABLE IT IS.>>Reporter: BUT THE JURY WAS UNABLE TO ACCEPT ANNABELLA SCIORRA’S ALLEGATION THAT HE RAPED HER 25 YEARS AGO. THAT’S WHY HE WAS NOT CONVICTED OF THE MOST SERIOUS CHARGE OF PREDATORY SEXUAL ASSAULT.>>HE WAS NOT CRYING, HE WASN’T SOBBING, BUT MORE IN A STATE OF DISBLEW. AND HE SAID, BUT I’M INNOCENT, I’M INNOCENT. HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN IN AMERICA, I’M INNOCENT.>>Reporter: THE RESULT IS BITTERSWEET FOR THIS MODEL. FIVE YEARS AGO SHE WENT TO NEW YORK POLICE WITH ACCUSATIONS AGAINST WEINSTEIN, BUT FACING PRESSURE FROM THE PRODUCER’S LAWYERS, THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEVER PRESSED CHARGES.>>IT WAS A MOMENT OF JOY. THIS IS REALLY THE OUTCOME THAT I WAS WISHING FOR.>>Andrew: OKAY, SO, STEVEN, YOU WERE, OF COURSE, IN THE PACKED COURTROOM FOR THE VERDICT. WHAT WAS THAT LIKE?>>Reporter: WELL, IT WAS INTERESTING BECAUSE IT WAS PACKED AND IT WAS DEADLY SILENT BUT THERE WAS A MOMENT OF EXTRA RESPONSE AND ADDED SUSPENSE WHEN THEY DIDN’T KNOW THAT IT WAS A CUE TO SAY THE VERDICT AND EVERYONE LEANED FORWARD IN ANTICIPATION. ONCE HE DID THERE WERE AUDIBLE GASPS IN THE COURTROOM. HARVEY WEINSTEIN WAS LED OUT IN HANDCUFFS AND TAKEN TO A MEDICAL FACILITY BECAUSE THEY ARGUE THAT HE STILL NEEDS MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR A FAILED BACK SURGERY IN DECEMBER.>>Andrew: THIS SAGA IS FAR FROM OVER, RIGHT?>>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT, HE’S BACK ON MARCH 11th FOR SENTENCING. HE FACES SENTENCES FROM A MINIMUM OF FIVE YEARS TO A MAXIMUM OF 25. AND HIS LEGAL TEAM SAY THEY HAVE AVENUES TO APPEAL. MEANWHILE THERE’S STILL CHARGES IN L.A. TWO WOMEN HAVE ACCUSATIONS THERE, INCLUDING ONE WHO TESTIFIED HERE. AND SO THAT IS STILL LEFT TO PLAY OUT.>>Andrew: STEVEN D’SOUZA, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Reporter: YOU’RE WELCOME.>>Adrienne: A SEVENTH CASE OF CORONAVIRUS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN B.C. HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THAT THE MAN IN HIS 40s GOT THE INFECTION IN CANADA AND THAT HE WAS IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH PATIENT NUMBER SIX WHO HAD TRAVELLED TO IRAN.>>SO THERE WERE A FEW ADDITIONAL CLOSE CONTACTS THAT HE HAD THAT HAVE NOW BEEN IDENTIFIED OVER THE WEEKEND AND ARE ALSO IN ISOLATION.>>Adrienne: ADD TO THE B.C. PATIENTS, ONTARIO’S FOUR CASES AND THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CANADIANS DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 IS NOW AT 11. SOME OTHER COUNTRIES THOUGH ARE SEEING A SUDDEN SPIKE IN CASES AND ON ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CONTINENTS. STILL AS CBC’S CHRISTINE BIRAK TELLS US, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGINISATION IS NOT CALLING THIS A PANDEMIC.>>DOES THIS VIRUS HAVE PANDEMIC APPLICATIONS? ABSOLUTELY, IT HAS. ARE WE THERE? FROM OUR ASSESSMENT, NOT YET.>>Reporter: A PANDEMIC IS A WORLDWIDE SPREAD OF A NEW DISEASE. BASED ON THE CASES THAT WE KNOW ABOUT, SOUTH KOREA IS NOW THE MOST CORONAVIRUS STRICKEN COUNTRY OUTSIDE OF CHINA. ITALY HAS BEEN CAUGHT OFF-GUARD BY A SURGE IN CASES, NOW EMPTYING ITS HISTORIC STREETS. AND THE DEATH COUNT IS RISING IN IRAN. AND THE VIRUS IS SPREADING BEYOND ITS BORDERS. STILL, COVID-19 ISN’T CONSIDERED WORLDWIDE YET. BUT THE CANADIAN HEAD OF THE W.H.O.’S CRISIS TEAM IN CHINA SAYS THAT IF THE GOVERNMENTS DON’T ACT FAST THAT IT WILL BECOME A PANDEMIC.>>EVERY DAY WE STOP TO THINK ABOUT THIS DISEASE AND MAKE DECISIONS, SHOULD WE DO IT OR NOT, AND THIS VIRUS WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE AND ALMOST DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF CASES.>>Reporter: TO STOP THE SPREAD, COUNTRIES SHOULD BE TESTING AND IDENTIFYING INFECTIONS, ISOLATING AND TREATING SICK PATIENTS, AS WELL AS THOSE THEY’VE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH.>>WE’VE NOW SEEN SPREAD INTO PLACES LIKE IRAQ AND KUWAIT.>>Reporter: THIS INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALIST SAYS THAT CHINA’S QUARANTINE DID HELP THE WORLD BY SLOWING THE VIRUS DOWN.>>THAT LEAD TIME HAS BEEN BENEFICIAL FOR US TO GET OURSELVES ORGANIZED AND PREPARE OUR HOSPITALS AND OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.>>Reporter: EXPERTS SAY THAT IF CANADA CAN CONTAIN THIS VIRUS FOR ANOTHER SIX WEEKS OR TO THE END OF FLU SEASON THAT WILL FREE UP THE MEDICAL STAFF AND HOSPITAL BEDS FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS GOING FORWARD.>>IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE SHIFT OUR FOCUS TO OUR DOMESTIC SITUATION.>>Reporter: CANADIAN AIRPORTS WILL SOON BE WARNING ALL TRAVELLERS AND TOURISTS THAT IF THEY’VE BEEN TO ANY AFFECTED COUNTRY AND FEEL SICK THEY SHOULD SELF-ISOLATE AND CALL AHEAD BEFORE GOING INTO A DOCTOR’S OFFICE OR A HOSPITAL. CHRISTINE BIRAK, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: NOW CHRISTINE MENTIONED THAT ITALY THE WAS CAUGHT OFF-GUARD. THIS COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS EMERGED THERE ON FRIDAY. NOW MORE THAN 220 PEOPLE ARE CONFIRMED INFECTED AND 7 HAVE DIED. MOST OF THEM ELDERLY. AS RENÉE FILIPPONE SHOWS US, ITALY HAS THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF CASES OUTSIDE OF ASIA.>>Reporter: POLICE BLOCKED THE WAY IN AND OUT OF NEARLY A DOZEN TOWNS ACROSS NORTHERN ITALY. THIS IS THE FIRST MAJOR OUTBREAK IN EUROPE. AND THE LOCKDOWN IS AN ATTEMPT TO STOP IT FROM SPREADING.>>[Speaking Foreign Language]>>Reporter: THIS OFFICER SAYS THAT THEY ARE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS, BLOCKING ROADS AND ASKING PEOPLE NOT TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES. BEHIND THE BARRICADES ARE MOSTLY EMPTY STREETS. FEAR IS KEEPING MANY INSIDE.>>[Speaking Foreign Language]>>Reporter: SOME VENTURE OUT, ONLY TO LINE UP FOR MASKS WHICH ARE LIMITED IN SUPPLY.>>[Speaking Foreign Language]>>Reporter: THE CONCERN GOES BEYOND ITALY’S BORDERS. A TRAIN WAS STOPPED TRAVELLING TO AUSTRIA BECAUSE TWO PASSENGERS HAD A FEVER. IT TURNED OUT NOT TO BE THE CORONAVIRUS. THE WORLD HEALTH ORGINISATION HAS SENT A TEAM TO ITALY.>>IT’S ABOUT GOOD COMMUNICATION BETWEEN STATES. IT’S ABOUT MANAGEMENT AND EARLY DETECTION OF CASES AND THE APPROPRIATE ISOLATION AND TREATMENT. IT’S NOT ABOUT SHUTTING BORDERS.>>IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND EXACTLY HOW AND WHY THESE INFECTIONS SPREAD.>>Reporter: THIS EXPERT SAYS THAT IT’S UNCLEAR WHY ITALY HAS SEEN THIS OUTBREAK, ADDING THAT THERE’S NO CLEAR EVIDENCE YET COMMUNITY-WIDE LOCKDOWNS ARE THE SOLUTION.>>WE KNOW THAT IT TRANSMITS FACE-TO-FACE, SOCIAL CONTACT, A COUGH AND A SNEEZE. AND WE THAN IT ALSO TRANSMITS IN HOSPITAL SETTINGS. WE JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT IT DOES IN THE COMMUNITY.>>Reporter: THE RISK HAS DRIVEN AUTHORITIES TO CUT SHORT AND CLOSE MAJOR TOURIST VENUES ACROSS THE REGION. IN MILAN, GROCERY STORE SHELVES ARE NEAR EMPTY AS THE RESIDENTS STOCKPILE IN CASE THE VIRUS SPREADS AND MORE LOCKDOWNS ARE ORDERED. RENÉE FILIPPONE, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Andrew: NOW THIS OUTBREAK STARTED IN CHINA BUT ONE QUESTION — COULD DECISIONS MADE THERE IN ITS EARLY DAYS HAVE AFFECTED HOW IT WAS SPREAD AROUND THE WORLD? WE’LL DIG INTO THAT A LITTLE LATER IN THE PROGRAMME.>>Adrienne: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS UNVEILED PLANS TO GIVE MORE CANADIANS ACCESS TO A MEDICALLY ASSISTED DEATH. NEARLY 300,000 PEOPLE CONTRIBUTED TO PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS AROUND THE ISSUE. CATHERINE CULLEN SHOWS US WHAT THE GOVERNMENT IS PROPOSING.>>IT MIGHT SOUND CLICHE TO SAY OH, I THINK OF THAT PERSON EVERY DAY, BUT I REALLY DO THINK OF HER EVERY DAY.>>Reporter: JEFF HOP KIN SAYS THAT HIS GRANDMOTHER’S DECISION TO HAVE A MEDICALLY-ASSISTED DEATH GAVE HER SOME CONTROL AT THE END OF HER LIFE. BUT IT ALSO SPURRED HIM TO BECOME POLITICALLY ENGAGED ON THE ISSUE.>>WE REALISED AFTERWARDS, WE SAID, YOU KNOW, SHE WAS INCREDIBLY LUCKY, MY GRANNY, TO GET ASSISTED DYING. BECAUSE OF CERTAIN VAGUE CRITERIA.>>Reporter: NOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS PROPOSING CHANGES TO THE LAW.>>WE WANT TO SINCERELY REDUCE THE SUFFERING THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH.>>Reporter: FORCED BY A COURT DECISION, THE GOVERNMENT NOW SAYS THAT CANADIANS SHOULDN’T HAVE TO BE NEARING DEATH TO GET A DOCTOR’S HELP TO DIE.>>WE THANK WE’VE OPENED — WE>>WE THANK WE’VE OPENED — WE HAVE OPENED ACCESS SUFFICIENTLY.>>Reporter: BUT IF SOMEONE IS NOT ALREADY CLOSE TO DEATH, PROPOSED LAW WOULD REQUIRE THEM TO GO THROUGH A 90-DAY ASSESSMENT PERIOD AND TO BE SEEN BY AN EXPERT IN THEIR CONDITION. THE GOVERNMENT ALSO WANTS TO RELAX THE RULES FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE REASONABLY CLOSE TO DEATH. THEY WANT TO DROP THE CURRENT 10-DAY REFLECTION PERIOD AND PREVENT CIRCUMSTANCES LIKE AUDREY PARKER’S.>>BUT THE LAW HAS FORCED ME TO PLAY A CRUEL GAME OF CHICKEN.>>Reporter: SHE HAD A MEDICALLY ASSISTED DEATH SOONER THAN SHE WANTED BECAUSE SHE FEARED THAT SHE’D LOSE THE MENTAL CAPACITY TO CONSENT.>>NO ONE SHOULD BE FACED WITH SUCH AN IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE.>>Reporter: THE PROPOSAL IS CHEERED BY THOSE WHO LAUNCHED THE COURT CHALLENGE TO CHANGE THE LAW.>>[Speaking Foreign Language]>>Reporter: WITH THEIR LAWYER TODAY SAYING THAT HE’S PROUD TO SEE THE LEGISLATION. BUT SOME WORRY THAT IT’S TOO PERMISSIVE.>>I THINK THAT EVEN ONE DEATH THAT’S UNNEC>>[Speaking Foreign Language]>>Reporter: WITH THEIR LAWYER TODAY SAYING THAT HE’S PROUD TO SEE THE LEGISLATION. BUT SOME WORRY THAT IT’S TOO PERMISSIVE.>>I THINK THAT EVEN ONE DEATH THAT’S UNNECESSARY IS A BIG LOSS FOR OUR COUNTRY.>>Reporter: THE GOVERNMENT IS FACING A TICKING CLOCK HERE, IMPOSED BY THE COURTS. ALL WHILE KNOWING THAT THE STAKES ARE SIGNIFICANT. SINCE THE LAWS WERE CHANGED, ALREADY MORE THAN 13,000 CANADIANS HAVE HAD A MEDICALLY ASSISTED DEATH. CATHERINE CULLEN, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Adrienne: BY CHANCE, DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IF DYING? WE’D LIKE TO PUT THEM TO THE DECISIONMAKERS IN A SPECIAL “NATIONAL” CONVERSATION. EMAIL US AT [email protected] OR REACH OUT TO US ON INSTAGRAM AT @CBCTHENATIONAL.>>Andrew: WELL, ONCE AGAIN TONIGHT WE ARE ON FRONTLINES OF THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING.>>ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS IS ACTUALLY REFUSING HOUSEKEEPING.>>Andrew: UP NEXT, WE’RE WITH HOTEL WORKERS AS THEY LEARN WHAT TO WATCH FOR AND HOW TO HELP.>>IT’S AN EYE OPENER.>>Adrienne: JUSTIN BIEBER DETHRONED ELVIS PRESLEY. BUT WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BREAK A RECORD IN THE AGE OF STREAMING?>>REACHING OUT TO YOUR FANS IS GREAT, BUT THEN GETTING THEM TO TRY TO MANIPULATE THE SYSTEM IS WHOLE OTHER THING.>>Andrew: WHAT IS IT LIKE WHEN DAD GOES FROM ZAMBONI DRIVER TO NHL GOALIE OVERNIGHT?>>WE’RE ALL REALLY LUCKY THAT WE HAVE HIM AS A DAD.>>Andrew: THEIR REACTION TO HIS BIG TV APPEARANCE.>>Andrew: JUSTIN BIEBER’S NEW ALBUM “CHANGES” IS A TOP ALBUM ON THE CHARTS, NOTHING NEW FOR HIM. BUT THIS TIME IT’S A RECORD-BREAKER AS WELL. DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON LOOKS AT HOW HE HELPED FANS TO HELP HIM TO GET THERE. (*) * LET’S GO ON A MOONSLIGHT SWIM>>Reporter: IT MAY BE TOO SOON TO CALL JUSTIN BIEBER THE KING. (*) (singing). BUT HE DID JUST DETHRONE ELVIS PRESLEY AS THE YOUNGEST ARTIST WITH THE SEVENTH NUMBER ONE ALBUM ON BILLBOARD.>>THAT’S JUST AN INCREDIBLE>>Reporter: IT MAY BE TOO SOON TO CALL JUSTIN BIEBER THE KING. (*) (singing). BUT HE DID JUST DETHRONE ELVIS PRESLEY AS THE YOUNGEST ARTIST WITH THE SEVENTH NUMBER ONE ALBUM ON BILLBOARD.>>THAT’S JUST AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF MUSIC FOR SOMEBODY WHO IS 25 YEARS OLD TO PUT OUT. NOT TO MENTION THAT IT HAS ALL TOPPED THE CHARTS. SO THAT’S AN IMPRESSIVE MILESTONE.>>Reporter: TODAY BILLBOARD COUNTS STREAMS AS WELL AS SALES TO DETERMINE THE ALBUM’S POSITION ON THE CHART. AND IT’S EASIER TO CLICK THAN TO GO TO THE STORE. STILL, BIEBER’S NEW ALBUM, STILL, BIEBER’S NEW ALBUM, UNLIKE HIS LAST ONE, ISN’T CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED.>>I WASN’T BLOWN AWAY BY IT AT FIRST, JUST BECAUSE NOTHING REALLY MATCHED THE EXPLOSIVENESS OF THE SINGLE “ON PURPOSE.” (*)>>Reporter: BUT BIEBER AND HIS TEAM WORKED HARD ON MAKING SURE THAT THE POP STAR WAS HARD TO IGNORE. STARRING IN HIS OWN DOCUMENTARY YouTube SERIES.>>I’M JUSTIN. I AM FROM STRATFORD, ONTARIO, CANADA.>>Reporter: DANCING WITH TODDLERS ON LATE-NIGHT TELEVISION. * BABY, BABY, BABY >>Reporter: AND FINALLY PROMOTING HIS ALBUM ON TIK TOK, THE NEW SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM POPULAR WITH TEENS.>>JUSTIN ESSENTIALLY CREATED HIS TIK TOK ACCOUNT ON THE DAY THAT HIS SINGLE “YUMMY” CAME OUT AND THEN HE JUST STARTED HAMMERING VIDEOS, ASKING FANS TO REUSE THE SOUND AND THE SONG TO CREATE MORE AND MORE VIDEOS.>>Reporter: SOME OF BIEBER’S CAMPAIGNING FOR NUMBER ONE WAS CONTROVERSIAL. LIKE TELLING FANS ON HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE NUMBER OF STREAMS. TAKE THIS ONE FOR SPOTIFY. PLAY IT AT A LOW VOLUME AND LET IT PLAY WHILE YOU SLEEP.>>REACHING OUT TO YOUR FANS IS GREAT, BUT GETTING THEM TO TRY TO MANIPULATE THE SYSTEM IS A WHOLE OTHER THING.>>Reporter: THOUGH THAT IS SOMETHING THAT ELVIS’ LONG-TIME MANAGER COLONEL TOM PARKER MIGHT JUST HAVE TRIED HIMSELF. DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Adrienne: HERE’S SOME OF THE OTHER STORIES THAT WE’RE WATCHING TONIGHT. THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT HAS BROUGHT THE ROYAL ANTHEM BACK TO QUEEN’S PARK, SPARKING ANGER FROM SOME IN THE LEGISLATURE.>>FOR ME SINGING “GOD SAVE THE QUEEN” IS A CELEBRATION OF A HURTFUL AND VIOLENT COLONIAL PAST. I CANNOT BE PART OF IT.>>Adrienne: PROCEDURAL CHANGES MEAN THAT “GOD SAVE THE QUEEN” WILL BE SUNG IN THE LEGISLATURE ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH. SOME MEMBERS REFUSED TO DO THAT TODAY.>>>B.C.’S PUBLIC INQUIRY ON MONEY LAUNDERING KICKED OFF TODAY. THE INQUIRY WILL LOOK AT HOW CRIMINAL ACTIVITY WAS ALLOWED TO FLOURISH IN THE PROVINCE. PREVIOUS REPORTS DETAILED THE EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM, $7 BILLION LAUNDERED IN 2018. MORE HEARINGS ARE SCHEDULED FOR LATER IN THE YEAR. A FINAL REPORT IS EXPECTED BY MAY OF 2021.>>>AND POLICE IN GERMANY ARE INVESTIGATING AFTER A MAN INTENTIONALLY PLOWED HIS CAR INTO A CARNIVAL PARADE. 30 PEOPLE WERE INJURED. A THIRD OF THEM WERE CHILDREN. THE 29-YEAR-OLD DRIVER WAS ARRESTED AT THE SCENE. POLICE SAY THAT HIS MOTIVE REMAINS UNCLEAR.>>Andrew: WELL, UP NEXT, A CLOSER CRITICAL LOOK AT CHINA’S RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK.>>I CAN’T THINK OF ANY SUBSTANCE THAT YOU COULD SPRAY ON AN OPEN STREET IN THE MANNER THAT’S DEPICTED THAT WOULD HAVE ANY IMPACT ON A VIRUS AT ALL.>>Andrew: AS SOME QUESTION CHINA’S REACTION, WE’LL LOOK AT WHAT COULD BE LEARNED FROM THIS EPIDEMIC.>>I ACTUALLY GRABBED THE GUY BESIDE ME WHO I DON’T EVEN KNOW AND I SAID TO HIM, I SAID, THAT’S MY HUSBAND.>>Adrienne: AND WE TALK WITH THE FAMILY OF THE ZAMBONI DRIVER WHO TURNED NHL GOALIE AND NOW FULL-FLEDGED>>Adrienne: WELCOME BACK. RETURNING TO ONE OF OUR TOP STORIES. THE WORLD HEALTH ORGINISATION IS WARNING THAT WHILE THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK IS NOT A GLOBAL PANDEMIC YET, IT COULD BECOME ONE. THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 2,000 CASES OUTSIDE OF CHINA, 11 OF THEM HERE IN CANADA. TERENCE McKENNA NOW ON CHINA’S RESPONSE AND THE LESSONS LEARNED.>>Reporter: THIS WAS THE SCENE ON THE EVENING OF JANUARY 24th IN CHINA. THE CHINESE NEW YEAR IS CELEBRATED BY AN ASTONISHING TELEVISION SPECTACULAR FEATURING THOUSANDS OF SINGERS AND DANCERS, PROMOTING THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE COUNTRY AND THE COMMUNIST PARTY. (*) BUT THIS WAS FOUR DAYS AFTER NEWS OF THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK, AND SO A SECTION WAS ADDED AT THE LAST MINUTE FOCUSING ON THE UNFOLDING EPIDEMIC IN THE CITY OF WUHAN.>>[Speaking Foreign Language]>>Reporter: TV PRESENTERS CHEERED ON THE BRAVE HEALTH CARE WORKERS CONFRONTING THE DEADLY COVID-19 VIRUS.>>[Speaking Foreign Language]>>Reporter: ALL OF THIS WAS QUITE A MARKED DEPARTURE FOR HOW THE EPIDEMIC WAS TREATED WEEKS EARLIER WHEN IT WAS COVERED UP BY THE AUTHORITIES. NOW INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERTS AROUND THE WORLD ARE FOCUSING ON THE LESSONS OF THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC. (*)>>[Speaking Foreign Language]>>Reporter: XI JINPING IS THE MOST POWERFUL LEADER THAT CHINA HAS HAD SINCE MAO ZEDONG. THE ENTIRE CHINESE BUREAUCRACY AND SECURITY APPARATUS SEEKS TO PLEASE HIM. AND REINFORCE HIS HIGHEST ANNOUNCED PRIORITY — STABILITY. PULITZER-PRIZE WINNING LAURIE GARRETT SPECIALIZES IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES. IN CHINA SHE SAW THE SARS EPIDEMIC COVERED UP BY THE COMMUNIST PARTY.>>SO IT’S CREATED A CULTURE INSIDE OF CHINA OF COVER-UP, LYING, HIDING THE TRUTH. VERY MUCH LIKE WHAT I EXPERIENCED IN THE OLD SOVIET UNION WHERE, YOU KNOW, EVERYBODY WANTS TO PLEASE THE HIGHER-UPS.>>Reporter: GARRETT WAS WORKING IN CHINA THROUGH THAT OUTBREAK 17 YEARS AGO WHEN THE GOVERNMENT WAS NOTORIOUSLY DISHONEST ABOUT EVERY ASPECT OF IT. SHE SAW THE SAME THING HAPPENING THIS TIME AFTER THE OUTBREAK WAS FIRST ACKNOWLEDGED ON DECEMBER 31st.>>THEY ANNOUNCED OFFICIALLY FROM THE CITY GOVERNMENT, THERE SEEMS TO BE A BIT OF A PROBLEM. DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT. WE HAVE IT WELL UNDER CONTROL. IT HAS NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH SARS. EVERYBODY REMAIN CALM. “THE PEOPLE’S DAILY,” AN OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER, IGNORED THE ANNOUNCED OUTBREAK ON JANUARY 1st. IN FACT, THERE WAS NO MENTION OF THE EPIDEMIC FOR 20 CONSECUTIVE DAYS THROUGH JANUARY 20th. DR. JEN DU KWONS IS AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT AT THE COUNCIL OF FOREIGN RELATIONS.>>IT WAS INTERPRETED IN A WAY THAT THERE’S NOTHING SERIOUS, YOU KNOW, THAT IT’S NOT GOING TO LEAD TO THE HUMAN-TO-HUMAN TRANSMISSION. SO THERE WAS A LACK OF EFFECTIVE RESPONSE TO THE OUTBREAK AT THE LOCAL LEVEL.>>WHEN AN OUTBREAK OCCURS, THE TIME TO RESPOND IS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. WHEN YOU HAVE A HANDFUL OF HUMAN CASES, WHEN YOU ACTUALLY CAN FIGURE OUT JOHN GAVE IT TO MARY WHO GAVE IT TO SUSIE WHO GAVE IT TO PAUL, THE RESPONSE WAS EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE.>>Reporter: ALMOST A THIRD OF CHINESE CITY DWELLERS EAT WILD ANIMALS. THIS IS HOW NOVEL VIRUSES JUMP FROM ANIMALS TO HUMANS. THE SARS EPIDEMIC WAS EVENTUALLY TRACED TO THE CONSUMPTION OF A SMALL RACCOON-LIKE CREATURE CALLED A SIDIT. THE NUMBER ONE SUSPECT IN THIS EPIDEMIC IS THE ANTEATER-LIKE ANIMAL THAT IS CONSUMED BECAUSE OF ITS SUPPOSED HEALING QUALITIES FOR MANY DISEASES. THE FIRST OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 WAS TRACED TO THE LIVE ANIMAL MARKET IN WUHAN THAT WAS QUICKLY SHUT DOWN. TODAY THE GOVERNMENT ORDERED LIVE ANIMAL MARKETS CLOSED NATIONWIDE. KELLEY LEE IS AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT AT SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY.>>THESE MARKETS ARE, A LOT OF THEM ARE ILLEGAL, SO THEY’RE NOT WELL REGULATED. THIS IS A REALLY DANGEROUS COMBINATION IF WE’RE LOOKING AT DISEASE, MICROBES, PATHOGENS JUMPING SPECIES. IT’S A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT. (*)>>Reporter: THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT RELEASED THESE VIDEOS, SUPPOSEDLY SHOWING THE COVID-19 VIRUS BEING FOUGHT BY AN ELABORATE CAMPAIGN TO SPRAY AIRPLANE EXTERIORS AND FUMIGATE ENTIRE CITIES.>>THERE ARE A LOT OF VIDEOS LIKE THIS OF THIS MYSTERIOUS FOGGING MACHINE SPRAYING GOD KNOWS WHAT ALL OVER THE PLACE. I CAN’T THINK OF ANY SUBSTANCE THAT YOU COULD SPRAY IN AN OPEN STREET IN THE MANNER THAT IS DEPICTED THAT WOULD HAVE ANY IMPACT ON A VIRUS AT ALL. SO IT’S VERY HARD TO UNDERSTAND WHAT BESIDES PUBLIC RELATIONS WAS THE POINT.>>[Speaking Foreign Language]>>Reporter: ON JANUARY 28th, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE W.H.O., THE WORLD HEALTH ORGINISATION, DR. TEDROS ADHAMOM GHEBREYESUS, CAME TO BEIJING FOR A PERSONAL MEETING WITH PRESIDENT XI JINPING. AT THAT TIME CHINA WAS REPORTING 4,537 CASES OF INFECTION FROM COVID-19. AND AN INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT IN “THE LANCET MEDICAL JOURNAL” ESTIMATED AS OF JANUARY 25th THERE WERE 75,800 IN THE CITY OF WUHAN ALONE. BUT DR. TEDROS BENT OVER BACKWARDS TO PRAISE CHINA’S HANDLING OF THE OUTBREAK.>>YOU HAVE STARTED A SERIES OF POSITIVE MEASURES. AND THIS IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT AND REALLY WE’RE PROUD OF THAT.>>HE HAS TO WORK WITH THE GOVERNMENT AND HE HAS TO ENSURE THAT LINES OF COMMUNICATION REMAIN OPEN. SO HIS WORDS WERE TO ENSURE THAT, YOU KNOW, THE CHINESE RELATIONS REMAINED POSITIVE.>>Reporter: AT THE TEDROS-XI JINPING MEETING, THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT REPORTEDLY INSISTED THAT THE W.H.O. DELAY ANY PROCLAMATION OF A GLOBAL HEALTH EMERGENCY. AND DR. TEDROS COMPLIED.>>I BELIEVE, INDEED, THAT THE RATIO HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THE RIGHT PROCEDURE IN TERMS OF RESPONDING TO THE OUTBREAK. ALTHOUGH I DO BELIEVE THAT THEY COULD HAVE ACTED EARLY.>>THE W.H.O. HAS BEEN THROUGH THIS GAME BEFORE WITH THE EXACT SAME COUNTRY. THE INDEX OF SUSPICION OUGHT TO HAVE BEEN MUCH HIGHER.>>WE HAVE A W.H.O. THAT WE, YOU KNOW, CREATED COLLECTIVELY, THAT WE HAVE GIVEN LIMITED RESOURCES TO AND LIMITED POWERS. AND WE’RE NOW EXPECTING IT TO DO THINGS THAT IT WAS NEVER DESIGNED TO DO. IT’S NOT A GLOBAL HEALTH S.W.A.T. TEAM. (*)>>Reporter: IT TURNS OUT THAT THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES HAVE SIX TIMES CHANGED THE METHOD USED TO TABULATE INFECTED PEOPLE, WHICH HAS MEDICAL EXPERTS AROUND THE WORLD NOW DOUBTING THE VALUE OF THEIR OFFICIAL FIGURES.>>WHEN YOU STARTED SEEING THIS LONG PERIOD WHERE THE NUMBERS EITHER DIDN’T BUDGE OR EVEN ON ONE DAY WENT BACKWARDS, TO ME THAT JUST LOOKED LIKE COMPLETELY FABRICATED FIGURES.>>I HOPE THAT THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT, YOU KNOW, NOT JUST THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT BUT THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AS WELL, TRULY DRAWS LESSONS FROM THE OUTBREAK AND TAKE MEASURES TO IMPROVE THE TRANSPARENCY AND OPENNESS, YOU KNOW, TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS TIME THE SAME TRAGIC IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN.>>I’M VERY NERVOUS THAT AS EVERYBODY IS NOW RETURNING FROM THE LUNAR HOLIDAY EXTENSION, AND EVENTUALLY STARTS GOING BACK TO WORK AND BACK TO SCHOOL THAT WE’LL SEE A RESURGENCE, A SORT OF EPIDEMIC NUMBER TWO. THE EPIDEMIOLOGIST IN HONG KONG HAS PREDICTED THAT THIS ACTUALLY COULD END UP INFECTING 65% OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS ON EARTH.>>Reporter: SCIENTISTS ARE STILL FIGURING OUT THE DEATH RATE WHICH APPEARS TO BE MUCH HIGHER IN CHINA THAN OUTSIDE IT. BUT THEY SAY THAT EVEN IF THIS OUTBREAK IS CONTAINED THAT WE NEED TO QUICKLY LEARN THE LESSONS FROM IT. WITH MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ON INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS EVERY DAY, THERE’S LIKELY ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE WORLD FACES A TRULY GLOBAL PANDEMIC. TERENCE McKENNA, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: NEXT, THEY ARE OFTEN ON THE FRONTLINES OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING. WE’RE THERE AS HOTEL WORKERS LEARN FROM A SURVIVOR.>>I WAS TRAFFICKED ALL THE WAY FROM OTTAWA TO TORONTO.>>Andrew: SIGNS TO WATCH FOR AND HOW AWARENESS IS SPREADING WELL BEYOND HOTEL WALLS.>>Adrienne: AND LATER, A SURPRISE ON LIVE TELEVISION FOR THE ZAMBONI GOALIE. WHERE THERE’S A FAMILY WATCHING.>>Andrew: HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES IN CANADA AND ONE DAMAGING TO ITS VICTIMS, MOSTLY WOMEN, OFTEN UNDERAGE. THIS PAST WEEK ON “THE NATIONAL” WE HAVE EXPLORED THE BATTLE AGAINST TRAFFICKERS THROUGH THE EYES OF SURVIVORS AND POLICE. TONIGHT IOANNA ROUMELIOTIS LOOKS AT HOW THE HOTEL INDUSTRY IS BEING ENLISTED IN THE FIGHT.>>SO THOSE ARE SOME THINGS THAT THE FRONT DESK STAFF CAN LOOK OUT FOR.>>Reporter: THE WARNING SIGNS ARE STARK WHEN YOU KNOW THEM.>>ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS IS REFUSING HOUSEKEEPING SO CONSTANTLY HAVING THAT “DO NOT DISTURB” SIGN ON. ANOTHER HUGE ONE IS A MAJOR DEMAND FOR A LOT OF TOWELS AND NEW BEDDING.>>Reporter: AT A HOTEL IN AJAX, ONTARIO, STAFF ARE LEARNING HOW TO SPOT THE SIGNS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND WHAT THEY CAN DO TO DISRUPT IT.>>IF IT’S AN EMERGENCY CALL 911. BUT THE BEST THING THAT YOU CAN DO IS JUST BE KIND ENOUGH TO THIS INDIVIDUAL.>>Reporter: THE MAJORITY OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING OCCURS IN HOTELS. POLICE OPERATIONS LIKE THIS ONE IN DURHAM REGION ARE ABOUT MAKING CONTACT WITH POTENTIAL VICTIMS. THE VAST MAJORITY ARE YOUNG, OFTEN UNDERAGE, AND FEMALE. MANIPULATED AND COERCED INTO THE SEX TRADE. IT’S WHY VICTIMS SERVICES OF DURHAM REGION TELL HOTEL STAFF THAT VICTIMS OFTEN CAN’T SPEAK FREELY OR SEEM DISORIENTED.>>I WAS TRAFFICKED ALL THE WAY FROM OTTAWA TO TORONTO.>>Reporter: SAMANTHA WAS TRAFFICKED BY HER BOYFRIEND. SHE SAYS THAT EVEN JUST A KIND WORD FROM A HOTEL EMPLOYEE WOULD HAVE BEEN HELPFUL.>>I THINK THAT THOSE THINGS ARE HELPFUL, NOT NECESSARILY GETTING IN SOMEBODY’S FACE, BUT KIND OF STANDING IN THE BACKGROUND AND SAYING I’M HERE IF YOU NEED ME.>>TAKE TWO, MARK.>>Reporter: RAISING AWARENESS IS A PRIORITY IN DURHAM. A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS RECENTLY PRODUCED AND IS NOW ONLINE. AND BEYOND THE REGION, HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE TRAINING FRONTLINE STAFF TO IDENTIFY VICTIMS. SO ARE TRUCKERS IN THE U.S. AND CANADA WHO MAY SPOT VICTIMS AT RESTAURANTS.>>911.>>I HAVE A COUPLE GIRLS THAT ARE AT 167 THAT ARE TRYING TO DO BUSINESS OUT HERE.>>Reporter: AS FOR HOTELS, SEVERAL HAVE TRAINING FOR DEMAND AS ACCOUNTABILITY GROWS.>>LAWYERS CLAIM THAT HOTELS HELPED SEX TRAFFICKERS –>>Reporter: IN THE U.S. DOZENS OF LAWSUITS HAVE BEEN FILED AGAINST HOTELS FOR TURNING A BLIND EYE AND PROFITING FROM HUMAN TRAFFICKING. IN DURHAM, POLICE AND VICTIMS’ SERVICES SAY THAT HOTELS ARE A KEY PARTNER, AND THE MAJORITY ARE ON BOARD. WORKERS HERE SAY THAT THEY’RE GLAD TO KNOW MORE.>>ALL OF THE STAFF HERE, WE’RE ALL OVER THE HOTEL. SO THERE ARE THINGS THAT WE SEE THAT WE DON’T REALLY RECOGNIZE OR UNDERSTAND.>>Reporter: HOW DOES THIS CHANGE THAT?>>IT’S AN EYE-OPENER.>>Reporter: AND KNOWING WHAT TO LOOK FOR IS THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE. IOANNA ROUMELIOTIS, CBC NEWS, AJAX, ONTARIO.>>Andrew: AND IOANNA ALSO MET ANOTHER HUMAN TRAFFICKING SURVIVOR. CARLY CHURCH NOW WORKS WITH POLICE TO SAVE OTHERS.>>WHETHER SHE’S DOING IT INDEPENDENTLY OR IF SHE’S BEING TRAFFICKED SHE NOW KNOWS THAT THERE’S A RESOURCE THAT CAN OFFER OTHER OPTIONS.>>Andrew: THEY TOOK IOANNA TO THE FRONTLINES OF THE BATTLE AGAINST TRAFFICKING. YOU CAN WATCH THAT STORY ON OUR WEBSITE OR ON “THE NATIONAL’S” YouTube PAGE.>>Adrienne: WHEN WE COME BACK, A LIFE-CHANGING WEEKEND FOR THE FAMILY OF A ZAMBONI DRIVER TURNED NHL STAR.>>I JUST THINK THAT IT’S AMAZING FOR HIM.>>Adrienne: HE’S RIGHT. THEY SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE AS DAD BENDS TIME AND STRETCHES HIS INCREDIBLE 15 MINUTES OF FAME. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK. (*)>>I’M JAYME POISSON, AND TOMORROW ON CBC’S DAILY NEWS PODCAST “FRONT BURNER” WE LOOK THE SEX CRIME CONVICTION OF DISGRACED MOVIE MOGUL HARVEY WEINSTEIN. SUBSCRIBE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS.>>Adrienne: WELCOME BACK. PRETTY SAFE TO SAY THAT DAVID AYRES’ LIFE HAS CHANGED IN THE PAST 48 HOURS. THE 42-YEAR-OLD WHO SURVIVED A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT HAS NOW LIVED HIS DREAM OF PLAYING IN THE NHL. ALI CHIASSON SPOKE WITH HIS FAMILY ABOUT DAD’S NEWFOUND FAME.>>UP THERE BY JAMES REIMER –>>Reporter: SO THE CAROLINA HURRICANES’ STARTING GOALIE GOES DOWN.>>OKAY, THIS IS THE SAME OLD SONG AND DANCE, RIGHT?>>Reporter: THIS IS JUST LIFE AS A BACK-UP, BACK-UP GOALIE.>>GET YOUR STUFF AND MAKE YOUR WAY DOWN TO THE TRUCK. BECAUSE HE KEEPS HIS EQUIPMENT IN THE TRUCK.>>Reporter: JUST PART OF THE ROUTINE FOR DAVID’S WIFE, SARAH.>>I’LL GO PICK HIM UP AFTER THE GAME AND WHATEVER. EVERYTHING WILL BE AS IT ALWAYS IS. WE’LL HEAD HOME AND GET HOME BY 10:30.>>Reporter: BUT THEN THE BACK-UP GOALIE GETS HIT AND INJURED.>>HE’S NOT GETTING UP. AND IT HONESTLY FELT LIKE, WHEN THEY SAY THAT YOU ZONE INTO SOMETHING AND ALL OF THE NOISE AROUND YOU STOPS, THAT’S COMPLETELY WHAT IT WAS.>>OH, MY GOODNESS. WHAT IS GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND RIGHT NOW?>>Reporter: NEXT THING YOU KNOW YOUR HUSBAND IS ON THE ICE. I ACTUALLY GRABBED THE GUY BESIDE ME, WHO I DON’T EVEN KNOW, AND I SAID TO HIM, THAT’S MY HUSBAND.>>Reporter: THAT’S WHEN THE AYRES’ LIFE CHANGED. HE LET IN TWO GOALS BUT MADE EIGHT SAVES. IF YOU HAVE BEEN ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR WATCHED THE NEWS IN THE LAST 48 HOURS, YOU KNOW THE REST. DAVID AYRES, THE ZAMBONI GOALIE AS HE’S BILLED IS ON “SPORTSCENTRE” AND “FOX AND FRIENDS.” HERE HE IS GETTING STOPPED BY TMZ.>>ANY WORD ON TRYING OUT FOR ANOTHER TEAM?>>I HOPE TO GO BACK TO BEING AN EMERGENCY GOALIE FOR TORONTO.>>Reporter: HIS FAMILY WATCHED HIS APPEARANCE ON “THE TODAY SHOW.” THAT ONE HAD A SPECIAL GUEST — HIS MOM. ALSO HIS KIDNEY DONOR.>>YOUR DAD SAID THAT YOU’D GET WHERE YOU ARE TODAY.>>THANK YOU, MOM.>>IT’S BEEN CRAZY WITH ALL OF THIS STUFF THAT’S BEEN GOING ON. HE HASN’T BEEN HOME LATELY. I JUST THINK THAT IT’S AMAZING FOR HIM.>>Reporter: BUT THE ATTENTION AT SCHOOL HAS BEEN PRETTY FUN FOR HIS THREE KIDS.>>SOME PEOPLE CAME UP TO ME AND TOLD ME HOW I WAS FAMOUS AND EVERYTHING.>>Reporter: HAS IT SUNK IN FOR YOU?>>I DON’T REALLY KNOW.>>FACED WITH THE SHOT, MAKES THE SAVE –>>THEY SAID YOU’RE MARRIED TO AN NHL PLAYER. AND I WAS LIKE, THAT’S COOL. YEAH, HE’S A SUPERSTAR TO US NO MATTER WHAT.>>Reporter: ALI CHIASSON, CBC NEWS.>>Andrew: YES, I GUESS THAT’S COOL.>>>OKAY, TO LOS ANGELES NOW WHERE THE EMOTIONS DID RUN VERY HIGH AS THOUSANDS GATHERED TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF KOBE BRYANT, HIS DAUGHTER AND THE SEVEN OTHERS KILLED IN A HELICOPTER CRASH LAST MONTH.>>WHEN KOBE BRYANT DIED, A PIECE OF ME DIED. AS I LOOK IN THIS ARENA AND ACROSS THE GLOBE, A PIECE OF YOU DIED.>>Andrew: IT WAS A STAR-STUDDED CROWD, INCLUDING DOZENS OF FORMER AND CURRENT NBA GREATS ALONG WITH MEMBERS OF THE BRYANT FAMILY. AS WE GO TO BREAK, HERE’S PART OF HIS WIFE VANESSA’S HEARTFELT GOODBYE TO HER LATE HUSBAND AND HER DAUGHTER.>>GOD KNEW THAT THEY COULDN’T BE ON THIS EARTH WITHOUT EACH OTHER. HE HAD TO BRING THEM HOME TO HAVE THEM TOGETHER. BABE, YOU TAKE CARE OF OUR GIGI. AND I GOT NONI AND BIBI AND COCO, WE’RE STILL THE BEST TEAM. MAY YOU BOTH REST IN PEACE AND HAVE FUN IN HEAVEN UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN ONE DAY.>>Adrienne: A FORESTRY ACCIDENT A CENTURY AGO TOOK ALLEN MENSES’ LEG BUT THAT GAVE HIM AN IDEA FOR A BUSINESS OF MAKING PROSTHETIC. WELL, THAT IDEA ENDURED THREE GENERATIONS OF HIS FAMILY THAT ENDED UP WORKING FOR THAT COMPANY AND TODAY THEY CELEBRATED THE 100th 100th ANNIVERSARY AND THEIR MILESTONE IS OUR “MOMENT.”>>TRYING TO GET SOME PEOPLE TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE THIS MILESTONE.>>I’M THE OLDEST LIVING AMPUTEE THAT THEY HAD.>>IT’S A MAJOR PART OF MY LIFE.>>THE LIMB I HAVE NOW IS MY HIP.>>IN A PERIOD OF 78 YEARS.>>STARTING FROM BEING A 6-YEAR-OLD ON CRUTCHES FOR TEN YEARS AND GETTING THIS WAS AN ENORMOUS STEP AHEAD.>>WE HAD THE VERY FORTUNATE OCCURRENCE TO MEET TERRY FOX.>>I GOT TO MEET HIM TWICE. HE DEVELOPED A RELATIONSHIP WITH PATIENTS AND THEY’RE NOT PATIENTS, THEY’RE FRIENDS. [ Laughter ]>>Adrienne: AND THIS IS AN AMAZING BUSINESS. IF YOU THINK OF IT IN A CENTURY, ALL OF THE ECONOMIC UPS AND DOWNS. THEY TOOK ABOUT DURING THE DEPRESSION, THERE WOULD BE BARTERING, SO A PROSTHETIC LEG IN EXCHANGE FOR APPLES OR PERS. ARS.>>Andrew: JUST THE TECHNOLOGY CHANGES ALONE. THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS FEBRUARY 24th.

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