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The National for January 25, 2019 — Kingston Arrests, U.S. Government Shutdown, Queen on Brexit


>>Ian: ON THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, CHARGES LAID IN KINGSTON, ONTARIO.>>IT IS TERRORISM OFFENCES, SO IT’S FAIR TO SAY IT’S A TERRORISM ATTACK PLOT.>>Ian: WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE BOMB-MAKING PLAN AND WHY REFUGEES WORRY ABOUT A BACKLASH.>>I WILL SIGN A BILL TO OPEN OUR GOVERNMENT FOR THREE WEEKS.>>Andrew: AFTER 35 DAYS, U.S. LAWMAKERS STRIKE A DEAL TO END THE SHUTDOWN, SO WHAT ABOUT THE WALL THAT STARTED IT ALL?>>I AM FALSELY ACCUSED OF MAKING FALSE STATES.>>Ian: A CRAZY COURTHOUSE SCENE AFTER NEW CHARGES IN THE MUELLER PROBE. DOES IT MAKE COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA MORE LIKELY? THIS IS “THE NATIONAL”.>>Ian: THE RCMP SAID IT WAS A NATIONAL MAJOR SECURITY INVESTIGATION, BUT AFTER LAST NIGHT’S RAID IN KINGSTON, ONTARIO, THEY’RE OFFERING FEW DETAILS OTHER THAN THE ASSURANCE THEY ACTED IN TIME.>>IT WAS A CONFIRMED ATTACK PLANNED. THERE IS MOTIVE, BUT I’M NOT PREPARED TO COMMENT ON THAT RIGHT NOW.>>Ian: THAT’S ABOUT ALL THEY’D SAY ABOUT THE PLOT. POLICE DID CONFIRM THAT ONE OF THE TWO PEOPLE ARRESTED LAST NIGHT FACES TERROR-RELATED CHARGES AND THE OTHER WAS RELEASED WITHOUT BEING CHARGED. DAVID COCHRANE PICKS UP THE DETAILS.>>Reporter: A MULTI-FORCE OPERATION USING DOZENS OF OFFICERS, ALL FUELLED BY A TIP FROM U.S. LAW ENFORCEMENT.>>WE DID RECEIVE CREDIBLE F.B.I. INFORMATION REGARDING AN ATTACK PLOT WITH NO SPECIFIC TIME, DATE OR LOCATION AFFIXED TO IT.>>Reporter: THE ATTACK PLOT, POLICE SAY, WAS TO BUILD A BOMB AND THEN BLOW IT UP IN A PUBLIC PLACE. THE PLACE AND TIME WERE UNCLEAR, BUT THE INTENTIONS WERE OBVIOUS. SO AFTER WEEKS OF SURVEILLANCE, POLICE MADE THEIR MOVE.>>THE INDIVIDUAL IS REPORTED TO BE INVOLVED IN THE MANUFACTURING OF HOMEMADE IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE SUBJECTS OF OUR INVESTIGATION.>>Reporter: THE INDIVIDUAL IS A TEENAGE BOY WHOSE IDENTITY AND PERSONAL DETAILS ARE PROTECTED BECAUSE OF HIS AGE. HE MADE A BRIEF COURT APPEARANCE THIS AFTERNOON ON TERRORISM CHARGES. HE’LL BE BACK IN COURT NEXT WEEK. THE POLICE MADE THE ARREST, NOT BECAUSE AN ATTACK WAS IMMINENT BUT BECAUSE THEY FELT THEY HAD ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO BLOCK OFF STREETS AND SEARCH HOUSES.>>AT NO TIME WAS THERE A PUBLIC THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY. NO FURTHER NEED TO PURSUE THE INVESTIGATION AT THAT TIME.>>Reporter: ALL OF WHICH RAISES A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED WITH THIS MAN. 20-YEAR-OLD HUSSAM EDDIN ALZAHABI WAS ALSO TAKEN INTO CUSTODY DURING THURSDAY’S RAIDS. THE SYRIAN REFUGEE WAS RELEASED FRIDAY WITHOUT CHARGE. WELL, TONIGHT, HUSSAM EDDIN ALZAHABI IS HOME. HIS FATHER MAINTAINED FROM THE BEGINNING HIS SON DID NOTHING WRONG AND NOW THEY’VE BEEN REUNITED AS A FAMILY AND THEY’RE TURNING DOWN ALL INTERVIEW REQUESTS.>>Ian: THEY SPOKE TO THE MEDIA, BUT REACHED OUT TO MEMBERS OF THE KINGSTON COMMUNITY.>>Reporter: THE FAMILY IS A SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILY. THEY CAME HERE TWO YEARS AGO. THEY WERE SPONSORED BY A CHURCH GROUP AND THERE IS OBVIOUS CONCERNS OF A BACKLASH WHEN YOU HAVE A SYRIAN REFUGEE TIED TO A TERRORIST BOMB PLOT. THE POLICE HAVE BEEN REACHING OUT TO SPECIFIC GROUPS, MUSLIM ASSOCIATIONS AND SYRIAN REFUGEE SUPPORT GROUPS AND OFFERING THEM WHATEVER REASSURANCES AND SUPPORT THEY CAN TO HELP THEM IN THE EVENT OF A BACKLASH.>>Ian: THANK YOU, DAVID. DAVID COCHRANE REPORTING FROM KINGSTON TONIGHT.>>Ian: SO DAVID TOUCHING ON A POSSIBLE BACKLASH AGAINST THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY. THESE ARRESTS HAVE ALSO RENEWED THE DEBATE ABOUT HOW CANADA SCREENS REFUGEES. DEFENDED BY THE PRIME MINISTER, CHALLENGED BY THE OPPOSITION. KATIE SIMPSON IS ON THAT STORY.>>Reporter: AS REPORTS EMERGED THAT A 20-YEAR-OLD MAN ARRESTED IN THE KINGSTON TERROR RAIDS CAME TO CANADA WITH HIS FAMILY AS A SYRIAN REFUGEE, CONSERVATIVE LEADER ANDREW SCHEER ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING CANADA’S REFUGEE SCREENING PROCESS NEEDS TO BE SERIOUSLY EXAMINED.>>IT’S IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE WHEN WE’RE BRINGING IN PEOPLE IN A QUICK MANNER AS WE ARE, THEY HAVE THE APPROPRIATE SECURITY CHECKS AND EVERYONE IS SAFE AND SECURITY IS UTMOST OF CONCERN.>>Reporter: BUT THE CONSERVATIVE DEMAND FOR AN EXAMINATION CAME HOURS BEFORE POLICE RELEASED THAT SAME 20-YEAR-OLD MAN WITHOUT CHARGE.>>I THINK IT’S WISER IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES, RATHER THAN LEAPING TO CONCLUSIONS, LET THE POLICE DO THEIR JOB. LET’S GET THE FACTS ON THE TABLE. AND THEN WE’LL DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE COURSE OF ACTION.>>WHAT DO YOU SAY WHEN THE PUBLIC SAFETY MINISTER SAYS, IT’S TOO EARLY TO COME TO THAT CONCLUSION?>>I THINK IT’S FAIR, HOWEVER, THE MINISTER HAS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THERE HAVE BEEN LAPSES.>>Reporter: THE CONSERVATIVES HAVE LONG BEEN CRITICAL OF LIBERAL IMMIGRATION POLICY, ESPECIALLY AFTER THOUSANDS OF ASYLUM-SEEKERS CROSSED INTO CANADA ON FOOT. THE PRIME MINISTER HAS TRIED TO NEUTRALIZE THIS.>>THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YET AGAIN WE’RE GOING TO BE TACKING ABOUT IN THIS UPCOMING ELECTION, BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE TRYING TO CREATE FEAR AROUND THE COUNTRY, AROUND IMMIGRATION.>>Reporter: THIS LEADER IN KINGSTON’S MUSLIM COMMUNITY DOES NOT WANT TO SEE THIS SPECIFIC CASE POLITICIZED OUT OF FEAR OF A BACKLASH.>>WE HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO BURDEN THE REST OF THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE OF THE ACTIONS, BAD ACTIONS OF ONE OF THEM. WE HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO EXPLOIT THIS IN ORDER TO MAKE A POLITICAL POINT.>>Reporter: SECURITY EXPERTS ARE HESITANT TO WEIGH IN ON THIS CASE UNTIL MORE DETAILS ARE MADE AVAILABLE. GENERALLY, THOUGH, IT IS NOT UNCOMMON FOR RADICALIZATION TO OCCUR IN CANADA RATHER THAN ABROAD. KATIE SIMPSON, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Ian: TWO BIG POLITICAL STORIES UNFOLDING IN WASHINGTON TODAY. GOVERNMENT WORKERS WILL SOON BE BACK AT WORK, MAYBE NOT FOR LONG AND SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT IN THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION >>Andrew: THE PROBE IS LOOKING INTO TIES BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE. TODAY, IT ZEROED IN ON A LONG TIME POLITICAL OPERATIVE. F.B.I. AGENTS ARRESTED ROGER STONE IN A RAID AT DAWN. IT WAS ORDERED BY SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER. NOW, STONE IS A CLOSE PERSONAL FRIEND OF THE PRESIDENT. HE’S ALSO FACING SEVEN CHARGES, INCLUDING OBSTRUCTION, WITNESS TAMPERING AND MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS. HIS INDICTMENT ALLEGES A DIRECT LINK BETWEEN TRUMP’S SENIOR LOYALIST AND EFFORTS TO DAMAGE THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN WITH HACKED E-MAILS. IT IS A DEEP STRIKE AT THE PRESIDENT’S INNER CIRCLE, BUT NOT ONE THAT IS UNANSWERED. KEITH BOAG SHOWS US.>>Reporter: FROM THE STEPS OF THE FORT LAUDERDALE COURTHOUSE, ROGER STONE GAVE A DEFIANT SALUTE IN A MANNER OF HIS POLITICAL HERO, THE DISGRACED PRESIDENT, RICHARD NIXON. THE BOOS DROWNED OUT THE DECLARATION HE’LL FIGHT THE CHARGES AND WIN. HE ECHOED THE PRESIDENT.>>THE CHARGES TODAY RELATE IN NO WAY TO RUSSIAN COLLUSION, WIKILEAKS COLLABORATION OR ANY OTHER ILLEGAL CONNECTION WITH THE 2016 CAMPAIGN.>>Reporter: THAT IS TRUE. THE SPECIFIC CHARGES DON’T RELATE TO COLLUSION, WIKILEAKS OR THE 2016 CAMPAIGN, BUT THE STORY IN THE DOCUMENT DOES. IT SAYS STONE LIED ABOUT HIS EFFORTS TO GET INFORMATION FROM JULIAN ASSANGE’S WIKILEAKS, BUT E-MAILS SAY THAT HE STILL HAS THE PRESIDENT’S BACK.>>THERE IS NO CIRCUMSTANCE WHATSOEVER UNDER WHICH I WILL BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT.>>Reporter: THAT MIGHT BE COLD COMFORT TO THE PRESIDENT. THE INDICTMENT IS SUPPORTED BY DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE. IT INDICATES OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION THAT SUGGEST THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION MIGHT NOT EVEN NEED STONE’S TESTIMONY.>>Andrew: SO IS THE LINK BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN, WIKILEAKS AND RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE, IS THAT THE COLLUSION MUELLER HAS BEEN LOOKING FOR?>>Reporter: THE INDICTMENT INDICATES THAT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN THROUGH ROGER STONE WAS TRYING TO REACH OUT TO WIKILEAKS FOR INFORMATION ABOUT E-MAILS STOLEN BY THE RUSSIANS IN HOPE OF FINDING DIRT ON THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN. SO THE INDICTMENT MAKES STONE AN IMPORTANT LINK IN WHAT LOOKS MORE LIKE COLLUSION TODAY THAN YESTERDAY. AND ADD TO THAT WHAT WE KNEW ABOUT PAUL MANAFORT SHARING POLLING INFORMATION WITH A KREMLIN CONNECTED RUSSIAN AND WHAT WE MIGHT LEARN ABOUT THE MEETING AT TRUMP TOWER BETWEEN THE RUSSIANS AND THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN.>>Andrew: ROGER STONE’S INDICTMENT BRINGS TO 37 THE NUMBER OF INDICTMENTS OR FINDINGS OF GUILT TO ROBERT MUELLER’S INVESTIGATION. MANY OF THOSE ARE FOR LYING OR FINANCE CRIMES. SOME ARE FOR MEDDLING IN THE 2016 ELECTION, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO CONNECTING THE DOTS, MOST OF THE PEOPLE FALL INTO THREE GENERAL GROUPS. SOME WERE PART OF TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN. ONE HAD A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP AND MANY ARE TIED TO RUSSIA. IN THAT FIRST GROUP, AMONG THOSE CONVICTED, PAUL MANAFORT AND MICHAEL FLYNN. BOTH HIGH-PROFILE ADVISORS. ALSO PLEADING GUILTY. MICHAEL COHEN, DONALD TRUMP’S LONGTIME PERSONAL LAWYER. AND THEN THERE ARE THE RUSSIANS CONNECTED TO THE ELECTION, BUT NOT TO TRUMP PERSONALLY. 13 PEOPLE INDICTED FOR ELECTION MEDDLING AND 12 INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS CHARGED FOR HACKING. WHAT MANY ARE WAITING TO SEE, HOW TIGHTLY MUELLER WILL TIE THEM TO THE OTHER GROUPS, IF AT ALL. NOW THE STONE INDICTMENT WAS NOT THE ONLY STRESS TEST FOR THE PRESIDENT TODAY. FAR FROM IT. HE’S BEEN UNDER MOUNTING PRESSURE TO END THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN AND TODAY, HE BACKED DOWN. FOR NOW.>>President Donald Trump: I WILL MAKE SURE IS THAT ALL EMPLOYEES RECEIVE THEIR BACK PAY VERY QUICKLY OR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IT WILL HAPPEN FAST.>>Andrew: CAN’T COME SOON ENOUGH FOR THE THOUSANDS OF FEDERAL WORKERS WHO MISSED TWO PAYCHEQUES OVER THE PAST FIVE WEEKS. PLUS, THE DEAL IS TEMPORARY. IT’S ONLY GOING TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THREE WEEKS. AFTER 35-DAY STANDOFF, WHAT DID EITHER SIDE GET OUT OF IT? WHAT WAS THE POINT? IT’S A TOUGH QUESTION. HERE’S KIM BRUNHUBER.>>I AM VERY PROUD TO ANNOUNCE TODAY THAT WE HAVE REACHED A DEAL TO END THE SHUTDOWN AND REOPEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.>>Reporter: THERE ARE SIN NUMBERS, BUT IT’S HARD NOT TO SEE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AS PRESIDENT TRUMP CAVING. TRUMP REOPENED THE GOVERNMENT WITHOUT GETTING A PENNY FOR THE WALL HE WANTS TO BUILD.>>WE REALLY HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO BUILD A POWERFUL WALL OR STEEL BARRIER.>>Reporter: THE SHUTDOWN HAS STRETCHED FOR MORE THAN A MONTH, 35 DAYS WITHOUT PAY FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FEDERAL WORKERS. MANY, LIKE THESE TSA AGENTS IN NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, RESORTING TO FOOD BANKS TO MAKE ENDS MEET.>>WE CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT, BESIDES HANG ON AND WAIT FOR THE PAYCHEQUE.>>ASKING ABOUT CONNECTING FLIGHTS. THIS IS AN ISSUE DUE TO GROUND STOPPAGE IN LA GUARDIA.>>Reporter: TODAY, THERE WERE SIGNIFICANT DELAYS AT AIRPORTS BECAUSE OF SHORTAGE OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS. THIS DEAL TO REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT WHILE BOTH SIDES TRY TO DISCUSS FUNDING FOR MORE BORDER SECURITY IS WHAT REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS PROPOSED BEFORE THE SHUTDOWN BEGAN. DEMOCRATS SAY THEY HOPE THE PRESIDENT LEARNED HIS LESSON AM >>ULTIMATELY, THIS AGREEMENT ENDORSES OUR POSITION. IT REOPENS THE GOVERNMENT WITHOUT PRECONDITIONS. GIVES DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS BORDER SECURITY WITHOUT HOLDING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN WORKERS HOSTAGE.>>IF WE DON’T GET A FAIR DEAL — >>Reporter: THE TWO PARTIES HAVE THREE WEEKS TO STRIKE A DEAL. IF THEY DON’T, TRUMP IS THREATENING A STATE OF EMERGENCY OR PERHAPS ORDER ANOTHER GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. WITH MANY STILL WONDERING WHAT EXACTLY THIS SHUTDOWN WAS ALL FOR. KIM BRUNHUBER, CBC NEWS, NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA.>>Andrew: AFTER THAT ALL, THAT IS STILL THE QUESTION OF THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS. WE KNOW IT WON’T HAPPEN TUESDAY, BUT HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI AND DONALD TRUMP ARE EXPECTED TO COME UP WITH A NEW DATE TOGETHER.>>Ian: HER COMMENTS MAY NOT STRIKE YOU AS PROVOCATIVE, BUT SOME PEOPLE IN BRITAIN ARE WONDERING IF THE QUEEN CROSSED THE LINE. SHE SUGGESTED PEOPLE TREAT EACH OTHER WITH RESPECT. HER REMARKS ARE SEEN AS AN ATTEMPT TO EASE TENSIONS OVER BREXIT.>>Reporter: THE QUEEN ARRIVED TO DELIVER A LOW-KEY SPEECH AWAY FROM THE CAMERAS AT A WOMEN’S INSTITUTE. BUT THE MESSAGE WAS HEARD RIGHT ACROSS BRITAIN. SHE URGED PEOPLE WITH OPPOSING VIEWS TO COME TOGETHER, SEEK OUT THE COMMON GROUND, NEVER LOSING SIGHT OF THE BIGGER PICTURE. THE QUEEN DIDN’T UTTER THE WORD BREXIT, BUT IN A COUNTRY THIS DIVIDED, THAT’S WHAT EVERYONE HEARD. A PLEA FOR THE WARRING FACTIONS TO REACH A TRUCE.>>IF YOU LOOK AT THE WORDS THEMSELVES, THEY’RE GENERIC SENTIMENTS.>>Reporter: THIS POLITICS WATCHER SAYS ELIZABETH IS NOT TAKING SIDES, BUT –>>THE CULTURE HAS BECOME TOXIC AND IT MAY BE THAT THE QUEEN FELT IT WAS TIME TO MAKE A RARE INTERVETERANS.>>Reporter: THE QUEEN DOESN’T WEIGH IN ON POLITICS, AT LEAST OFFICIALLY, BUT MAYBE SHE’S BEEN DROPPING HINTS FOR A WHILE. IT’S HARD TO NAIL DOWN WHAT HER MESSAGE REALLY IS. CHECK OUT THE HAT SHE WORE DURING A SPEECH IN THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT. LOOKS LIKE AN EU FLAG.>>THROUGH THE STATE VISIT — >>Reporter: LAST FALL WITH THE DUTCH ROYALS, SHE SPOKE OF A POST BREXIT RELATIONSHIP. THIS TABLOID EVEN CLAIMED THE QUEEN BACKED BREXIT YEARS AGO, THOUGH THAT HEADLINE WAS RULED MISLEADING. SOMETIMES SHE’S LESS SUBTLE, HEARD SAYING THAT VOTERS SHOULD THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT THE FUTURE. IN HER CHRISTMAS MESSAGE A MONTH AGO, ANOTHER PLEA, PERHAPS ABOUT BREXIT.>>EVEN WITH THE MOST DEEPLY HELD DIFFERENCES, TREATING THE OTHER PERSON WITH RESPECT AND AS A FELLOW HUMAN BEING IS ALWAYS A GOOD FIRST STEP.>>Reporter: IT’S ALL ABOUT GETTING ALONG REALLY. HARDLY CONTROVERSIAL, EXCEPT AT SUCH A TENSE TIME. THOMAS DAIGLE, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Ian: BRITISH M.P.s VOTE NEXT TUESDAY ON PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY’S REVISED BREXIT DEAL. IF THEY REJECT IT, THERE IS INCREASED RISK THAT BRITAIN WILL CRASH OUT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION.>>>HERE’S SOME OF THE OTHER STORIES WE’RE WATCHING TONIGHT. THE CLEANUP UNDER WAY AFTER A POWERFUL RAINSTORM CAUSED FLASH FLOODING AROUND SUSSEX, NEW BRUNSWICK.>>>HEAVY RAIN LIFTED THE KENNEBECASIS RIVER EARLY THIS MORNING, ABOUT A DOZEN PEOPLE WERE EVACUATED FROM THEIR HOMES. PUMPS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT WERE BROUGHT IN TO PUSH THE WATER OUT. IT CAUSED DAMAGE TO ROADS AND GOVERNMENT CREWS ARE WORKING TO REPAIR. THE CLEANUP IS EXPECTED TO TAKE WEEKS.>>SAVE OUR HEALTH CARE!>>100 PEOPLE FROM CAPE BRETON PROTESTED WHAT THEY SAY IS THE DIRE STATE OF HEALTH CARE. THEY SHOWED UP AT THE OFFICE OF THEIR PROVINCIAL REPRESENTATIVE. THEY SAY THEY’RE CONCERNED ABOUT DOCTOR SHORTAGES AND THE CLOSURE OF TWO HOSPITALS.>>I SAW CROWDED HOSPITAL ROOMS, CROWDED HALLWAYS AND DOCTORS RUN OFF THEIR FEET.>>Ian: HE TOLD THE GROUP THE PLAN IS SPEND HALF A BILLION DOLLARS TO UPGRADE AND EXPAND TWO OTHER HOSPITALS.>>>AN UPDATE TO A STORY WE TOLD YOU EARLIER THIS WEEK. POWER IS BEING RESTORED TO A TORONTO APARTMENT BUILDING. ABOUT A THOUSAND RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN IN THE DARK AND COLD SINCE TUESDAY WHEN A PIPE BURST IN THE BUILDING’S ELECTRICAL ROOM. POWER IS EXPECTED TO BE RESTORED IN THE NEXT 48 HOURS. NO WORD ON WHAT CAUSED THE PIPE TO BREAK.>>Andrew: TONIGHT, ON “THE NATIONAL”, IT’S A REAL LIFE HORROR STORY ABOUT THE MURDER OF A LITTLE BOY, BUT THAT BOY’S MOTHER IS DISGUSTED BY THE FILM’S OSCAR NOMINATION. WE GO IN DEPTH AND ASK, WHOSE STORY IS IT TO TELL?>>WHY ARE PEDIATRICIANS CHANGING THEIR ADVICE WHEN IT COMES TO EXPOSING CHILDREN TO ALLERGENS LIKE PEANUTS.>>HE’S HELP PROTECT WORLD LEADERS, BUT TODAY IS RETIREMENT DAY.>>IT IS A BIG DEAL FOR US IN THE DEPARTMENT AND CERTAINLY HIM, TO SEE HIM GO OFF TO BE JUSCANADIANS SUFFER FROM FOOD ALLERGIES. THE ADVICE USED TO BE THAT PARENTS SHOULD AVOID FEEDING COMMON ALLERGENS, LIKE EGGS, NUTS, COW’S MILK UNTIL THE KIDS WERE OLDER. IT’S CHANGED AND THEY’RE TOLD TO INTRODUCE THE FOODS EARLIER, BUT IT SEEMS NOT EVERYONE IS GETTING THE MESSAGE. BUT THE CANADIAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY IS STEPPING IN.>>Reporter: COOKING AT HOME IS ONE WAY JOSIE CAN CONTROL WHAT HER KIDS EAT. THEY HAVE SEVERE FOOD ALLERGIES. WHEN THEY WERE BABIES, DOCTORS GAVE HER ADVICE.>>WE WERE TOLD TO AVOID THE COMMON ALLERGENS UNTIL THEY WERE 2 OR 3 YEARS OLD.>>Reporter: BUT YEARS LATER, THE PEDIATRIC SOCIETY IS URGING PARENTS TO DO THE OPPOSITE AND START FEEDING BABIES PEANUT BUTTER AND EGGS BETWEEN 4-6 MONTHS OLD, EVEN IF THEY HAVE A SIBLING WITH A FOOD ALLERGY.>>THE GOAL IS TO GIVE THE BEST EVIDENCE TO FAMILIES AT HIGHER RISK TO ALLOW THEM TO LIVE THE BEST CHANCE OF AN ALLERGY-FREE LIFE.>>Reporter: WHAT CHANGED IN THE YEARS SINCE JOSIE’S KIDS WERE BORN AND NOW? IN SHORT, BETTER UNDERSTAND OF THE SCIENCE OF FOOD ALLERGIES. BACK IN 2015, A U.K. STUDY THAT FOLLOWED 600 CHILDREN FOUND 80% REDUCTION IN DEVELOPING ALLERGY AMONG THOSE EXPOSED TO PEANUTS AS BABIES, COMPARED TO THOSE WHO WEREN’T.>>WE THOUGHT YOU BECAME ALLERGIC THROUGH YOUR GUT. THE THOUGHT WAS LET THE GUT MATURE. THE BIG CHANGE IS WE THINK YOU BECOME ALLERGIC THROUGH YOUR SKIN. THE THEORY IS IF YOU EAT THE FOOD, THE GUT IS TEACHING THE BODY NOT TO REACT.>>Reporter: BUT SUCH AN ABOUT-FACE IN THINKING CAN TAKE TIME FOR FAMILY DOCTORS AND PEDIATRICIANS TO ADOPT AND PASS ALONG TO PATIENTS.>>I THINK THERE ARE PARENTS OUT THERE THAT ARE CONFUSED IN TERMS OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON WHAT THEY’VE HEARD FROM THEIR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS.>>Reporter: THE CANADIAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY HOPES TO CLEAR UP THAT CONFUSION, INTRODUCE YOUR BABY TO NUTS AND EGGS AFTER THEY’VE STARTED EATING SOLID FOODS. IF THERE ARE SIGNS OF ALLERGIC REACTION, SEE A DOCTOR. IF THERE IS NO ALLERGIC REACTION, GIVE BABY THOSE FOODS REGULARLY. THERE IS EXCEPTION. IF BABIES HAVE SERIOUS ECZEMA, GET MEDICAL ADVICE BEFORE INTRODUCING THEM TO ALLERGENS. IF THE CURRENT KNOWLEDGE HAD EXCERPTED A DECADE AGO, JOSIE WOULD HAVE GIVEN HER BABIES NUTS AND FOODS. TO TRY TO PREVENT THE ALLERGIES THEY SUFFER FROM NOW.>>Andrew: UP NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”, IT WAS AN INVITATION WITH THE PROMISE OF LUXURY, BUT WHAT THEY GOT WAS ANYTHING BUT. TWO NEW DOCUMENTARIES. WHAT IS OUR FASCINATION WITH THE DUMPSTER FIRE THAT WAS THE FYRE FESTIVAL?>>AND WHY ARE WOMAN WHO COMPOSE MUSIC FOR FILM A RARITY?>>I’VE EXPERIENCED ALSO SOME JUST SORT OF BLATANT SEXISM, WHERE PEOPLE WANT TO HAVE A MEETING TO TALK ABOUT THEIR FILM AND THEN HALFWAY THROUGH THE LUNCH YOU REALIZE, OH, WAIT, THIS WAS>>HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT OSCAR NOMINATIONS, THERE WILL BE OUTRAGE. THIS YEAR IT’S OVER THE NOMINATION OF “DETAINMENT”.>>IT’S THE TRUE STORY. THE TODDLER’S MORE HAD NO IDEA IT WAS HAPPENING.>>USUALLY OSCAR OUTRAGE IS POLITICAL, BUT THIS TIME IT’S ABOUT WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO TELL A STORY IN THE FIRST PLACE. I’M STEPHEN MARCHE.>>I’M STACY LEE KONG. I’M DONNOVAN BENNETT. ART IMITATES LIFE, SO IT’S INEVITABLE THAT REAL LIFE SEEPS INTO ENTERTAINMENT, BUT YOU HAVE TO BE FAIR TO THE PEOPLE OF WHOSE STORY YOU’RE TELLING.>>IF YOU WANT TO TELL OTHER PEOPLE’S STORIES, YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO BETRAY THEM. THAT’S INEVITABLE. AND YOU KNOW, YOU CAN HAVE ART, OR YOU CAN HAVE VIRTUE, BUT IN WORLD, YOU CAN’T HAVE BOTH.>>Andrew: OKAY, SO THIS IS NOT A FILM THAT YOU LIKELY WOULD HAVE SEEN IN THEATRES. IT’S A SHORT FILM, 30 MINUTES AND YOU HAVE TO SEE IT FOR YOURSELF TO UNDERSTAND WHY IT’S REALLY SET PEOPLE OFF. WE’RE GOING TO SHOW YOU A CLIP AND THEN TALK ABOUT HOW THIS IS ACTUALLY MUCH BIGGER CONVERSATION, WELL BEYOND THIS ONE MOVIE.>>I KNOW THE TRUTH. I BELIEVE I KNOW THE TRUTH.>>SO DO I.>>I WAS THERE.>>YOU WEREN’T.>>ROBERT SAYS HE WAS WITH YOU AND THAT YOU WERE THERE TOGETHER.>>YES, HE WAS.>>SO YOU WERE.>>WE NEVER!>>Andrew: SO, LOOK, THERE ARE REALLY POWERFUL, EVEN FRIGHTEN PERFORMANCES IN THIS MOVIE AND IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT DETAINME”DETAINMENT” “DETAINMENT”, BUT ABOUT FILMS AND WORKS THAT USE REAL LIFE HORROR TO TELL A STORY. THINK OF A WAR MOVIE. THEY NECESSARILY TAKE REAL LIFE HUMAN SUFFERING AND THEN PROFIT FROM IT. IS IT ART OR IS IT A APPROPRIATION? TAKING WHAT IS NOT YOURS AND THEN USING IT?>>THAT IS WHAT ART IS, TAKING STORIES THAT ARE NOT YOURS AND MAKING THEM YOUR OWN. AND THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO WAY TO ESCAPE IT. THE ONLY WAY TO ESCAPE IT IS TO MAKE P.R., WHERE YOU TELL THE STORIES THAT PEOPLE WANT TO HAVE TOLD ABOUT THEM. ANYONE WHO DOESN’T DO THAT, JOURNALIST, ARTIST, ANYONE WHO TRIES TO FIND THE TRUTH INTO REAL HUMAN DRAMAS IS GOING TO TELL STORIES THAT SOME PEOPLE DON’T LIKE. SOME PEOPLE WHO WERE PART OF THE STORIES DON’T LIKE.>>Andrew: BUT DIDN’T THE GRIPE ON THAT LINE? IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BLACK AND WHITE. YOU CAN BE COMPASSIONATE?>>NO, IF YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE GOOD ART, YOU HAVE TO BE CRUEL TO GET TO THE REALITY. IF YOU TRY AND TAKE EVERYONE’S FEELINGS INTO ACCOUNT, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE HAVE VERY DIFFERENT ATTITUDES TO THEIR OWN STORIES THAN THE REALITY OF THEIR STORY. THAT’S PART OF THE HUMAN CONDITION.>>Andrew: THE FAMILY WASN’T EVEN CONSULTED? BLIND SIDED. THE TREATMENT OF THE FILM IS ONE THING, BUT OUGHT THE DIRECTOR HAVE SAID, LOOK, I’M MAKING THE FILM?>>YEAH, HE SHOULD OF. I CONSIDER MYSELF A CITIZEN THAT HAPPENS TO MAKE CONTENT. SO MY INCLINATION IS TO HAVE EMPATHY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO IT AFFECTS, BUT IF YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF AS A CONTENT MAKER WHO HAPPENS TO BE A CITIZEN, THEN YOUR LOYALTY IS REALLY IN THE STORY TELLING AND TO YOUR POINT, THEY AREN’T MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. TO TELL THE BEST STORY, YOU NEED TO TALK TO THE PEOPLE WHO IT IMPACTED SO YOU HAVE THEIR PERSPECTIVE. YOU DON’T HAVE TO USE IT, BUT I THINK YOU NEED TO HAVE IT AS PART OF THE CONVERSATION.>>Andrew: HERE’S THE FOLLOW THROUGH TO YOUR POINT. IF YOU APPROACH THE FAMILY AND THE DIRECTOR DID THAT, I’M MAKING A FILM, HERE’S HOW I WANT TO DO, THEY SAY NO, WHAT DO YOU DO?>>SO I SEE BOTH OF YOUR POINTS BECAUSE I DO THINK THERE IS AN ARGUMENT TO BE MADE FOR THE VALUE OF THIS FILM. THERE IS AN ARGUMENT SOMEWHERE, BUT I DO FALL ON THE SIDE OF COMPASSION. I FEEL LIKE IF YOU’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT A FAMILY WHOSE CHILD WAS KILLED IN A HORRIFIC WAY, YOU KNOW, I THINK YOU CAN EXPECT DISTANCE FROM AN AUDIENCE, YOU CAN LOOK AT THEM AND THEY CAN SAY, THERE IS A VALUE TO THE FILM, BUT I DON’T KNOW I CAN EXPECT A MOTHER WHOSE CHILD WAS TORTURED AND MURDERED.>>SO WE SHOULD STOP REPORTING ON MURDER? NO VICTIM OF MURDER WANTS REPORTERS AROUND THEIR DOOR TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPENED. NO TIME –>>THAT’S NOT TRUE.>>IT IS ALMOST ALWAYS TRUE. YOU CAN TALK TO REPORTERS. THEY KNOCK ON DOORS TO PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WANT TO TALK TO THEM.>>BUT THE POINT IS THEY KNOCKED ON THE DOOR. THE TIME TO SAY TO THE DIRECTOR, MY COMPASSION TO THE FAMILY IS NOT ON THE RED CARPET.>>Andrew: THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JOURNALISM AND WHAT THIS IS.>>THIS IS EVEN MUCH LESS INVASIVE THAN A FORM OF REAL JOURNALISM, WHICH IS ALWAYS INVASIVE. FICTION IS ALWAYS INVASIVE OF MOTIVATION AND SPIRITUAL, BUT THIS IS LITERALLY COURT TRANSCRIPTS. IT IS THE PERFORMANCE OF THINGS ON THE PUBLIC RECORD.>>MORE REASON WHY YOU SHOULD TALK TO THE FAMILY. YOU CAN’T DERIVE ENOUGH ABOUT ANYONE BY READING THEIR TEXT.>>Andrew: I WANT IT GO TO YOU, BUT I WANT TO LET THE DIRECTOR SPEAK FOR HIMSELF. WE KNOW THERE IS A LOT OF SUPPORT FOR THE FAMILY OF THE VICTIM, THERE IS ONLINE PETITION WITH 160,000 SIGNATURES AGAINST THE FILM, AGAINST THE FACT IT WAS NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR. HERE’S THE DIRECTOR OF THE FILM DEFENDING NOT NOTIFYING THE FAMILY.>>IN HINDSIGHT, WE SHOULD HAVE LET HER KNOW WE WERE GOING TO MAKE IT, BUT WE NEVER IMAGINED THE FILM WAS GOING TO GET THIS LEVEL OF ATTENTION WHEN WE SET OUT TO MAKE IT. BUT ALSO, THERE IS MORE THAN ONE PERSPECTIVE ON THE CASE. AND WE WANTED TO MAKE A FILM THAT WAS IMPARTIAL AND FOCUSED SOLELY ON THE FACTUAL MATERIAL WHICH HAS BEEN PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE FOR 25 YEARS.>>Andrew: STACY, DO YOU BUY THAT? THIS IS BASED ON FACTUAL MATERIAL IN THE PUBLIC DO MAIN?>>NO, FOR SO MANY REASONS. I UNDERSTAND IN NORTH AMERICA, WE WERE ALL AWARE OF THIS CASE, BUT IT DIDN’T BECOME THE SAME CULTURAL TOUCH POINT IT WAS IN THE U.K.>>Andrew: WHAT DO YOU FIND CONTENTIOUS ABOUT THE FILM, BUT ALSO THE WAY THE MATERIAL IS TREATED?>>I DON’T ACTUALLY — I SEE AN ARGUMENT FOR MAKING THE FILM. I WENT DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE OF GOOGLING THE ENTIRE CASE AND READ THE MEDIA COVERAGE AND THE WAY THE BOYS REPORT PORTRAYED. THEY WEREN’T PORTRAYED AS HUMAN BEINGS.>>Andrew: WHAT IS THE CONSEQUENCE OF THAT? I MEAN, ALMOST LOOKING AT THESE BOYS AS HUMAN?>>ABSOLUTELY, AND IN THE CLIP, THAT WAS A KID. HE WAS LITTLE. HE WAS CRYING. HE WAS A 10-YEAR-OLD. HE WAS NOT SOME FOREIGN THING WE COULDN’T UNDERSTAND. I GET THE PARENTS AND THE MOTHER SAYING I DON’T WANT THEM HUMANIZED. IF YOU’RE ASKING ABOUT THE VALUE OF HUMANIZING THEM, WE NEED TO GRAPPLE WITH THAT AS A SOCIETY.>>TO HUMANIZE PEOPLE REQUIRES — IT REQUIRES INSPECTION, WITH I REQUIRES — WHICH REQUIRES SOME PEOPLE NOT TO LIKE YOUR PERSPECTIVE. THAT’S JUST REALITY. WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING AT PEOPLE’S LIVES AND TAKING PERSPECTIVE ON THEM, YOU ARE NECESSARILY CONTROLLING A NARRATIVE.>>I DON’T KNOW IF I WANT TO LIVE IN THAT SOCIETY. THEN THE PAPARAZZI SHOULD FOLLOW PEOPLE AND GET IN CAR ACCIDENTS. WHERE DO YOU DRAW THE LINE? THERE HAS TO BE A PLACE I’M NOT COMFORTABLE COVERING THIS FOR MY GAIN.>>WHAT IF PEOPLE DON’T GET THEIR STORIES TOLD? THAT’S A HORRIBLE WORLD. DO WE WANT THE STORIES OR NOT WANT THE STORIES? I WANT THE STORIES.>>Andrew: I WANT TO MOVE ON. I HAVE A FEELING WE COULD TALK ABOUT THIS FOR HOURS, NOT JUST MINUTES. BUT THIS IS ANOTHER SUBJECT THAT GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE TALKING, DOCUMENTARY ABOUT A FESTIVAL THAT WAS BILLED AT A SORT OF LUXURY EXPERIENCE. IT ENDED UP BEING A GONG SHOW.>>WE WERE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK, NO SLEEP.>>BRING MORE WORKERS, WE NEED MORE WORKERS.>>HE WOULD NOT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER. HE KEPT PULLING MONEY IN.>>DESPERATE PEOPLE DO DESPERATE THINGS.>>HE WAS LYING TO INVESTORS.>>Andrew: THERE YOU HAVE, FYRE FESTIVAL, THIS WAS A MAJOR STORY, MADE HEADLINES. IT WAS IN 2017. THAT THIS ALL WENT DOWN. AND IT WAS AN EVENT THAT WAS DRIVEN ALMOST ENTIRELY BY THE CELEBRITY SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN, LOTS OF PEOPLE BOUGHT INTO IT, MANY EXPENSIVE TICKETS WERE SOLD. IT ENDED UP SEVERELY UNDER-DELIVERING, THERE WERE CRIMINAL CHARGES AS YOU HEARD. WE SEE TRAIN WRECKS ALL THE TIME. WHAT WAS IT ABOUT THIS ONE THAT MADE IT STAND OUT?>>IT WAS INSTAGRAM ON AN ISLAND. AND I SAY THAT, INSTAGRAM IS NOT YOUR REAL LIFE. IT’S THE HIGHLIGHT REEL OF YOUR LIFE. AND THIS WAS PROMOTED ON INSTAGRAM AS BEING ONE THEY THINK, BUT ULTIMATELY, IT WASN’T. AND IT SHOWS OUR CULTURE NOW. YOU COME TO A PLACE WHERE EVERYONE IS REALLY ENGAGED AND NO ONE IS REALLY INFORMED, WHETHER IT WAS THE PARTY-GOERS OR THE PARTY PLANNERS, THEY CARED ABOUT ENGAGEMENT AND NOT INFORMING THEMSELVES ON WHAT THEY ACTUALLY GOT INTO. SO THEY WERE LITERALLY SOLD SOMETHING THAT WAS FAKE, STARTED FAKE ON SOCIAL MEDIA, AND THEY ENDED UP BUYING INTO THAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA ANDET BROUGHT IT DOWN ON SOCIAL MEDIA WHEN WE SAW A CHEESE SANDWICH ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND REALIZED THAT ALL OF THE BEAUTIFUL PICTURES THEY SAW, SWIMMING IN THE OCEAN, ALL THAT WAS NOT REAL. IT WAS FAKE. SO THAT’S WHY I FIND THE THING FASCINATIN FASCINATING.>>Andrew: DO YOU HAVE SYMPATHY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO BOUGHT INTO IT?>>I HAVE A LITTLE. BUT, OKAY, THEY WERE TARGETING PEOPLE WHO WEREN’T NECESSARILY PRIME TO BE THINKING CRITICALLY. THEY’RE TARGETING YOUNG WEALTHY PEOPLE.>>TOO MUCH MONEY — THAT’S LIKE — WOW.>>I MIGHT HAVE TO DIAL IT BACK. BUT IF YOU HAVE MORE MONEY THAN FRIENDS, 99% OF ME IS LIKE, NO, YOU DESERVE WHAT YOU GOT, BUT THERE IS 1% THAT IS IMAGINING WALKING UP TO THOSE JANKE TENTS THAT WERE SOAKED AND SAYING, OH, TEAS TERRIBLE.>>IF A MILLIONAIRE GETS MUGGED, IT’S STILL AWFUL. LIKE THEY’RE ALL GOING TO BE FINE. IT’S NOT YEMEN. YOU KNOW, LIKE THERE ARE REAL THINGS, BUT WHAT I WONDER ABOUT, WHY IT WAS SO SATISFYING TO WATCH, SO DEEPLY SATISFYING TO WATCH IT BLOW UP IN PEOPLE’S FACES?>>BECAUSE YOU’RE SADISTIC.>>OR IS IT ALSO THAT LIKE, WE ALL OPERATE ON SOCIAL MEDIA IN THIS FRAUD THAT WE’RE CAUGHT AND TO ACTUALLY SEE IT CRUMBLE AS A REAL THING WAS JUST SO SATISFYING. IT’S TRULY A MUST-SEE.>>Andrew: THAT IS THE NOTE ON WHICH WE HAVE TO END. WE’RE JUST SCRATCHING THE SURFACE, I’M SURE. THANK YOU, GUYS.>>Ian: ALWAYS INTRIGUED BY STEPHEN’S VIEW OF HUMANITY.>>Andrew: NO KIDDING.>>Ian: TAKE A LOOK AT OSCAR NOMINEES FOR ORIGINAL SCORE. ELI GLASNER LOOKS AT WHY NEXT.>>IT’S A FEELING OF NOT BEING TAKEN SERIOUSLY, LIKE HOW DID SHE GET INTO THIS MEETING AND WHY IS SHE HERE?>>Andrew: FIRST I WANT YOU TO MEET CONNOR CRISP, HE SEEMED TO HAVE A PROMISING FUTURE ON THE ICE. THIRD ROUND DRAFT PECK FOR THE HABS, BUT THEN SIDELINED BY CONCUSSIONS. IN A DOCUMENTARY ON SUNDAY, RIGHT HERE ON “THE NATIONAL”, HE SHARES HIS EMOTIONAL JOURNEY AND THE DIFFICULT DECISION HE WAS FORCED TO MAKE TO RETIRE YOUNG.>>I FEEL SUPER EXCITED, SUPER POSITIVE SOME DAYS AND THEN OUT OF NOWHERE, I CAN BE A BAD MOOD AND I NEVER USED TO BE LIKE THAT.>>DEFINITELY MOOD SWINGS.>>LIKE A LONG LINEUP AT TIM HORTONS. WE’D BE HAVING A GREAT MORNING AND THEN — >>I CAN IMAGINE HOW HARD IT WAS FOR HIM TO HAVE TO HANG UP HIS SKATES, MAKE THAT LIKE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT RETIRING, STORIES. TWO BRITISH COLUMBIA RESIDENTS ACCUSED IN CONNECTION WITH THE MURDER OF A RELATIVE MADE THEIR FIRST COURT APPEARANCE IN INDIA FOLLOWING EXTRADITION. ESCORTED BY POLICE, THE MOTHER AND UNCLE OF JASSI SIDHU ARRIVED AT THE COURTHOUSE, FACES COVERED. IT’S IN CONNECTION TO THE YOUNG WOMAN’S DEATH IN 2000 AFTER SHE REJECTED AN ARRANGED MARRIED. INSTEAD, SHE MARRIED A RICKSHAW DRIVER. THREE PEOPLE ARE ALREADY SERVING SENTENCES FOR SIDHU’S MURDER.>>>200 PEOPLE ARE MISSING AFTER A MINING DAM COLLAPSED IN BRAZIL. A MASS RESCUE EFFORT IS UNDER WAY TO PULL SURVIVORS OUT. DEBRIS AND MUD WAS SENT RUSHING INTO COMMUNITIES, SWEEPING AWAY BUILDINGS AND VEHICLES. THE MINE IS OWNED BY THE LARGEST MINING COMPANY, VALE.>>>THE U.S. IS TRYING TO DRUM UP INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR VENEZUELA’S OPPOSITION LEADER, JUAN GUAIDÓ. U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO IS EXPECTED TO URGE MEMBERS OF THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL TO RECOGNIZE HIM AS VENEZUELA’S LEGITIMATE HEAD OF STATE. THIS ALL COMES AS VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT, NICOLAS MADURO, ORDERED U.S. EMBASSY STAFF TO LEAVE VENEZUELA. CANADA HAS ALSO DECLARED SUPPORT FOR GUAIDÓ.>>Andrew: THIS WEEK’S OSCAR NOMINATIONS HAD BRIGHT SPOTS FOR CANADIANS, BUT WOMEN WERE SHUT OUT IN MANY CATEGORIES, INCLUDING MUSIC. IN THE ORIGINAL SCORE, EVERY NOMINEE WAS MALE. BUT THAT’S NOT A SURPRISE. OF THE COMPOSERS CREDITED IN THE TOP LIVE ACTION FILMS OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS, JUST SEVEN OUT OF 301 WERE WOMEN. HARD TO TURN THAT AROUND, BUT FEMALE COMPOSERS ARE STARTING TO BE HEARD. IN PART BECAUSE THEY’RE MAKING IT HAPPEN. ELI GLASNER EXPLAINS. [ * ]>>Reporter: JANAL BECHTHOLD WAS ASKED WHO INFLUENCED HER, AND SHE WENT RIGHT TO THE SOURCE. JOHN WILLIAMS, STAR WARS, SUPERMAN AND SO MUCH MORE. ASKED ABOUT ONE OF HER FAVOURITE FEMALE COMPOSERS –>>SHIRLEY WALKER. DEFINITELY ICONIC.>>Reporter: THIS IS WALKER’S STIRRING THEME FROM THE ANIMATED SUPERMAN SERIES, BUT WHILE THE MEN SHE WORKED WITH WENT ON TO OSCAR ACCLAIM, HER NAME IS NOWHERE NEAR WELL KNOWN.>>THERE ARE A LOT OF WOMEN NOT GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY.>>Reporter: OF THE LAST YEAR, OF THE TOP 250 FILMS, ONLY 6% HIRED WOMEN.>>WHEN I LISTEN TO MUSIC, I DON’T HEAR A GENDER. I JUST HEAR MUSIC. WHAT IS PREVENTING WOMEN FROM GETTING THOSE OPPORTUNITIES?>>THERE IS JUST AN UNCONSCIOUS BIAS. I MEAN FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS, WHEN YOU THINK OF ALL THE GREAT CLASSICAL COMPOSERS, WHO DO YOU THINK OF? BACH, BEETHOVEN, MOZART.>>Reporter: A LOT OF DUDES. NARROW THE FOCUS TO CANADA AND THE PICTURE DOESN’T IMPROVE. A RECENT STUDY FOUND WOMEN HERE EARNED EIGHT TIMES LESS THAN MEN WHILE MEN WERE TWICE AS LIKELY TO BE HIRED FULL-TIME. AND MORE THAN HALF OF THE WOMEN WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE STUDY, REPORTED DEALING WITH SEXISM AND HARASSMENT. BECHTHOLD SAYS IT’S MEN WHO DON’T THINK SHE CAN HANDLE IT OR… >>PEOPLE WANT TO HAVE A MEETING TO TALK ABOUT THEIR FILM AND HALFWAY THROUGH THE LUNCH YOU REALIZE, OH, WAIT, THIS WAS ACTUALLY A DATE.>>Reporter: SO WOMEN ARE HELPING THEMSELVES. THIS IS A CELEBRATION ORGANIZED BY THE ALLIANCE OF WOMEN’S FILM COMPOSERS. THE PRESIDENT WAS DISAPPOINTED BY THE OSCAR NOMINATIONS, ABOUT YOU NOT SURPRISED. — BUT NOT SURPRISED.>>IT’S NOT JUST A GLASS CEILING, IT’S A CEMENT CEILING.>>Reporter: SHE SAID IT’S THE MOSTLY MALE PRODUCERS AND AGENTS.>>FEELING OF NOT BEING TAKEN SERIOUSLY. WHY IS SHE HERE? IT’S ALMOST FELT WITH A LITTLE BIT OF A SNEER. IT’S A BOYS’ CLUB.>>Reporter: SO THE ALLIANCE IS CREATING THEIR OWN CLUB TO SUPPORT NEW VOICES. CANADIAN CARLY PARADIS IS ONE OF THOSE. IN HER STUDIO, SHE SKETCHES OUT THE SOUNDS.>>I WAS ON A BBC PANEL FOR A MUSIC FESTIVAL AND A LOT OF FEMALES ASKED ME QUESTIONS. WHEN I USED TO GO TO CONFERENCES 10, 15 YEARS AGO, I WOULD BE THE ONLY FEMALE.>>Reporter: WHILE THE OSCARS OVERLOOKED WOMEN THIS TIME, PARADIS SAID IT COULD CHANGE THINGS.>>WE HAVE TWO FEMALE COMPOSERS WORKING ON COMIC FILMS, JOKER AND CAPTAIN MARVEL. THAT’S A REALLY EXCITING THING. I THINK IT WILL TAKE TIME.>>Reporter: PARADIS SAYS HAVING WOMEN COMPOSING FOR TWO OF THIS YEAR’S MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS SENDS A POWERFUL MESSAGE.>>I’M NOT WHAT YOU THINK I AM. ELI GLASNER, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Ian: THE “MOMENT” IS UP NEXT AND TONIGHT IT’S RETIREMENT PARTY AT THE HALIFAX REGIONAL POLICE FORCE.>>THE RELATIONSHIP THAT WE HAVE IS A BIT OF A MARRIAGE OF SORTS, SO IT’S BEEN GOOD. IT’S BEEN NICE TO BE PART OF HIS CAREER FROM THE BEGINNING TO TH EFFORTS HE’S HELPED APP RE HAND 200 SUSPECTS AND PROTECTED PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU, PRESIDENT BUSH. STEELER SERVED WITH THE HALIFAX REGIONAL POLICE CANINE UNIT FOR 8 YEARS. ALONGSIDE WITH HIS PARTNER, CONSTABLE PHIL MACK DO NOTLE — MACDONALD, HE SAID GOODBYE. THEY REMINISCED ABOUT THE JOB AND LOOKED FORWARD TO STEELER’S LAST CHAPTER HANGING OUT. THIS IS OUR “MOMENT.”>>WE GO TO WORK SIDE BY SIDE AND HE COMES HOME WITH ME AT NIGHT. THE RELATIONSHIP WE HAVE IS A BIT OF A MARRIAGE OF SORTS. IT’S BEEN GOOD. IT’S BEEN NICE TO BE PART OF HIS CAREER FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE VERY END. HE’S PROBABLY BEEN MY MOST CEREBRAL DOG. HE’S INTELLIGENT AND UNDERSTANDS WHEN THINGS NEED TO BE TURNED ON AND OF 0. WHEN HE’S HOME, THAT RELATIONSHIP CHANGES WHERE HE’S ALLOWED TO BE HIMSELF, JUST BE A DOG. SO IT’S NICE THAT THAT CAN BE A FULL-TIME THING FOR HIM NOW AS WELL FOR ME BECAUSE THERE’S NO REAL EXPECTATION THAT HE’S GOING TO REMAIN FOCUSED OR ON TASK. HE CAN JUST BE A DOG.>>Ian: IT’S BEEN INTERESTING FOR ME AS A REPORTER ALL THOSE YEARS TO SEE HOW POLICE FORCES REALIZED THE APPEAL OF DOGS AND THAT STORY BASICALLY HAD CERTAIN MEMBERS OF OUR SENIOR TEAM, THEY WERE SOLD ON THE WORD DOG.>>Andrew: AND WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, I MEAN, IT OF THE IN BE SO — SUCH A WEIRD FEELING TO THINK THAT YOUR DOG HAS A JOB. RIGHT? THAT MUST BE SUCH A FOREIGN FEELING. WEIRDER STILL, THEY’RE GOING TO RETIRE SOME DAY. THERE YOU GO. AND SEE WHAT LIFE LOOKS LIKE AFTER THAT. I DON’T KNOW.>>Ian: THESE ARE BIG QUESTIONS. WE’LL THINK ABOUT THEM DURING THE WEEK. WE HAVE SOME TIME.>>>THAT’S NATIONAL FOR THIS JANUARY — WHAT ARE WE? — 25th. GOOD NIGHT.>>Ian: GOOD NIGHT.

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