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The National for June 30 — Trump and Kim, Election Anxieties, Climate Change


(*)>>Andrew: TONIGHT, AN UNPRECEDENTED STEP. DONALD TRUMP MEETS KIM JONG-un ON HIS HOME TURF TO RESTART (*)>>Andrew: TONIGHT, AN UNPRECEDENTED STEP. DONALD TRUMP MEETS KIM JONG-un ON HIS HOME TURF TO RESTART TALKS, BUT IS IT A BREAKTHROUGH OR JUST A PHOTO-OP? (*)>>>SUSPECTED TORNADOES TEAR THROUGH SASKATCHEWAN’S CAMPGROUND IN THE MIDDLE OF A LONG WEEKEND. WHAT THE STORM LEFT BEHIND. (*)>>Reporter: HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL?>>WORRIED, YEAH, PRETTY WORRIED ABOUT THE FUTURE.>>Andrew: AND A NEW CBC POLL FINDS WIDESPREAD ANXIETY AHEAD OF THE FEDERAL ELECTION. SO WHAT’S KEEPING CANADIANS UP AT NIGHT?>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*)>>>SINCE THE END OF THE KOREAN WAR, NO SITTING U.S. PRESIDENT HAD EVER SET FOOT IN NORTH KOREA. BUT DONALD TRUMP DEMONSTRATED YET AGAIN HE’S WILLING AND ABLE TO GO WHERE OTHER U.S. PRESIDENTS HAVE NOT. HE CROSSED THE BORDER TO SHAKE THE HAND OF NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG-un. KIM CALLED IT A “COURAGEOUS ACT,” AND TRUMP CALLED IT “A BIG MOMENT” AND CRITICS CALLED IT A EMPTY PHOTO-OP WITH A NUCLEAR ARMED DICTATOR. BUT IT MAY HAVE RELAUNCHED U.S. DIPLOMACY WITH NORTH KOREA. ELLEN MAURO TAKES US THROUGH A CHAOTIC DAY.>>Reporter: KIM JONG-un THROUGH AN INTERPRETER GREETED PRESIDENT TRUMP WITH APPARENT SURPRISE.>>I NEVER EXPECTED TO MEET YOU AT THIS PLACE.>>Reporter: AND THEN SECONDS LATER PRESIDENT TRUMP TOOK A STEP INTO HISTORY. BUT WILL THE FIRST VISIT OF A SITTING U.S. PRESIDENT TO NORTH KOREA BE A STEP TO ANYTHING ELSE?>>President Donald Trump: WE’LL SEE WHAT CAN HAPPEN NOW. WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN DO SOMETHING. BUT, AGAIN, WE WANT TO GET IT RIGHT. WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR SPEED, WE’RE LOOKING TO GET IT RIGHT.>>Reporter: A MEETING THAT NORMALLY WOULD HAVE TAKEN MONTHS OF PREPARATION WAS SEEMINGLY SPURRED BY AN IMPROMPTU TWITTER INVITE FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP. THE PLANNING SO HAPHAZARD THAT THE NEW WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY PUSHED NORTH KOREAN GUARDS ASIDE FOR U.S. PHOTOGRAPHERS TO GET THROUGH.>>President Donald Trump: JUST AN HONOUR TO BE WITH YOU.>>Reporter: THE PRESIDENT SEEMED EAGER TO SEE KIM DESPITE TWO PREVIOUS SUMMITS AND NO PLAN WITH NORTH KOREA TO SCRAP ITS NUCLEAR PROGRAMME.>>THIS PRESIDENT HAS RAISED THE PROFILE OF A DICTATOR LIKE KIM JONG ARE JONG-un, AND NOW THREE TIMES VISITED WITH HIM UNSUCCESSFULLY. WE HAVEN’T GOTTEN ANYTHING OUT OF IT.>>Reporter: SINCE THE LAST MEETING IN FEBRUARY, ANALYSTS SAY THAT NORTH KOREA HAS CONTINUED WORK ON ITS NUCLEAR ARSENAL. STILL, THE U.S. IS HOPEFUL FOR A TURNAROUND.>>THE PRESIDENT, BY GETTING TOGETHER WITH CHAIRMAN KIM TODAY BROKE THROUGH AND WAS ABLE TO GET US BACK TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE.>>Reporter: BUT A DEAL IF THE U.S. DEMAND REMAINS FOR DE-NUCLEARIZATION MAY REMAIN IMPOSSIBLE.>>I DO BELIEVE THAT THEY WANT TO KEEP THEIR NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND IT’S ABOUT REGIME SURVIVAL. HONESTLY, I’M NOT SURE WHAT TRUMP’S AIM IS. I’M NOT SURE THAT HE KNOWS.>>Reporter: FOR NOW, TODAY WAS ABOUT SHOW. SUBSTANCE MAY COME LATER, PERHAPS IN ANOTHER MEETING. PRESIDENT TRUMP INVITED KIM JONG-un TO THE WHITE HOUSE. ELLEN MAURO, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Andrew: NOW AS ELLEN MENTIONED, DONALD TRUMP AND KIM JONG-un’S HIGH-PROFILE HANDSHAKE MAY BE UNUSUAL AND, YES, HISTORIC, BUT AWAY FROM TV CAMERAS, NORTH KOREA’S NUCLEAR PROGRAMME CONTINUES. OFFICIALS AND EXPERTS SAY THAT NORTH KOREA IS STILL ENRICHING NUCLEAR FUEL. ACCORDING TO ONE REPORT, OVER THE COURSE OF 2018, EVEN AS TRUMP’S DIPLOMACY WITH KIM CONTINUED, PYONGYANG PRODUCED ENOUGH MATERIAL FOR UP TO SEVEN ADDITIONAL WARHEADS.>>Reporter: YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THEY HAVEN’T EVEN AGREED TO DENUCLEARIZE?>>NO. NO THEY HAVE NOT AGREED.>>Reporter: AND THERE’S NO EXPIRATION DATE ON THIS OFFER TO CONTINUE TO NEGOTIATE?>>Andrew: AND NORTH KOREA’S AGREEMENT TO HALT MISSILE TESTING? WELL, IT LAUNCHED SHORT-RANGE MISSILES INTO THE SEA LAST MONTH. TRUMP OFFICIALS INSISTED THEY WANT FULL DE-NUCLEARIZATION.>>THERE’S NO WAIVERING ON THAT, RIGHT? NO WAIVERING.>>Andrew: BUT SOME SEE TRUMP’S WILLINGNESS TODAY TO MEET KIM WHERE HE IS AS EVIDENCE THAT HE MIGHT ACCEPT A LESS AMBITIOUS DEAL.>>>NOW EARLIER TONIGHT THE WHITE HOUSE POSTED A VIDEO ON TWITTER ABOUT THE LATEST TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT. (*) IT’S SET TO A SOARING SOUNDTRACK. IT DEPICTS DONALD TRUMP’S MEETING WITH KIM JONG-un IN A DECIDEDLY HEROIC LIGHT. AMONG CRITICS THE CONCERN IS THAT TRUMP HAS HANDED A PROPAGANDA VICTORY TO KIM. AND THE NORTH KOREAN MEDIA AIRED IT SOUND TO ITS OWN SOUNDTRACK BUT IN THIS CASE THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE MAY HAVE BEATEN THEM TO THE PUNCH.>>>OKAY, BACK HERE AT HOME ON THIS CANADA DAY LONG WEEKEND, MANY ARE ENJOYING THE GREAT OUTDOORS. BUT IN NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN TWO SUSPECTED TORNADOES REALLY TORE THINGS UP.>>HOLY [BLEEP] >>Andrew: THIS MAN AND HIS FAMILY WERE AMONG DOZENS CAUGHT IN A POWERFUL STORM THAT JUST RIPPED THROUGH THEIR CAMPGROUND. THE WINDS ESTIMATED AS MORE THAN 100 km/h AND THEY LEFT A TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION. TRAILERS WERE SMASHED, VEHICLES FLIPPED OVER, TREES FLATTENED. THERE WERE SEVERAL INJURIES. BUT THANKFULLY NO ONE DIED. NOW IT ALL HAPPENED IN MEADOW LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK, THAT’S A POPULAR GETAWAY A FEW HOURS NORTHWEST OF SASKATOON. ENVIRONMENT CANADA IS SENDING A TEAM TO CONFIRM IF THESE WERE IN FACT TORNADOES. JASON WARICK WENT FOR A CLOSE-UP LOOK ON HIS OWN AND HE SPOKE TO SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO MADE IT THROUGH THE STORM.>>I JUST WANT TO GET HOME.>>Reporter: TO HER AND OTHERS THAT SPENT THE DAY WAITING OUTSIDE THEIR CAMPGROUND HOPING TO COLLECT WHATEVER BELONGINGS THEY HAVE LEFT.>>>THERE’S ONE OVER HERE TOO.>>THERE’S TWO. THERE’S ONE THERE AND ONE THERE.>>Reporter: GACHE AND HER FAMILY WERE INSIDE THEIR CAMPER WHEN THE STORM SUDDENLY HIT SATURDAY AFTERNOON. SHE SAYS THAT BASEBALL-SIZED HAIL POUNDED THEIR CAMPER.>>JOSHED LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW AND SAW THE TREES STARTING TO TOPPLE OVER AND TURNED AROUND AND YELLED GET IN THE BUNK AND GET DOWN. AND JUST LIKE THAT, WITHIN ABOUT A SECOND, WE WERE ROLLING IN OUR CAMPER. AND WE ROLLED PROBABLY THREE OR FOUR TIMES.>>Reporter: THE CAMPER WAS LIFTED IN THE AIR, CRASHING DOWN 30 METRES AWAY.>>I DON’T KNOW WHAT HIT ME AND I WAS TRYING TO COVER UP MY DAUGHTER AND IT HIT ME AND THEN SCARED ME BECAUSE ALL OF THE BLOOD WAS RUNNING OFF ME AND ON TO MY DAUGHTER AND I THOUGHT THAT IT WAS HER THAT WAS REALLY HURT. I ENDED UP TAKING A CHAINSAW TO THE ROOF OF THE CAMPER SO WE COULD ALL GET OUT.>>Reporter: OFFICIALS ORDERED EVERYONE OUT OF THE PARK IMMEDIATELY AND DECLARED AN EMERGENCY. CBC NEWS GOT A TOUR OF THE DEVASTATION. THOUSANDS OF TREES WERE UPROOTED OR TOPPLED ON TO THE ROADS. ON TO CAMPERS, TRUCKS, AND EVEN THE LOCAL ICE CREAM SHOP. CREWS WORKED TO SURVEY THE DAMAGE AND TO CLEAR A SAFE PATH IN FOR CAMPERS. IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE STORM A FEMALE HIKER WAS UNACCOUNTED FOR. AND HELICOPTERS SEARCHED FOR HER OVERHEAD. TODAY SHE WAS FOUND SAFE. AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE WERE SENT TO HOSPITAL AS A RESULT OF THIS STORM BUT ALL ARE EXPECTED TO BE OKAY. AS FOR CLEANUP, OFFICIALS SAY THAT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME. JASON WARICK, CBC NEWS, MEADOW LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK, SASKATCHEWAN.>>Andrew: ANOTHER RIGHT WHALE IS IN TROUBLE IN THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE TONIGHT. IT’S TANGLED IN FISHING NET AND CAN’T GET FREE. IN RECENT DAYS SIX RIGHT WHALES HAVE DIED AND OTHER WHALES HAVE BEEN INJURED IN THE SAME REGION. BUT AS YOU’LL SEE, FOR ALL OF THE CONCERN ABOUT RIGHT WHALES IN THE EAST, THERE WAS ALSO A VERY CLOSE CALL FOR ORCAS IN THE WEST. ANITA BATHE PUTS IT ALL TOGETHER FOR US.>>Reporter: JUST MISSING A POD OF ORCAS, A BOAT SPEEDS THROUGH THE WATERS OFF VANCOUVER’S STANLEY PARK.>>LOTS OF PEOPLE WERE SHOUTING OR YELLING, OKAY, THESE GUYS SHOULD STOP. THESE GUYS SHOULD STOP.>>Reporter: ANTONIO SHOT THIS VIDEO AND STILL CAN’T BELIEVE IT.>>YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO COMPLETELY TURN OFF YOUR BOAT AND START — EVEN WITH THE ENGINE OFF OR THE ENGINE AT IDLE AND YOU HAVE TO GIVE ROOM TO THE ORCAS, RIGHT? SO IT’S JUST NOT ACCEPTABLE TO NOT TO STOP.>>Reporter: ELSEWHERE IN THE COUNTRY WHALES ARE HAVING OTHER TROUBLING TANGLES WITH PEOPLE. SIX NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES HAVE DIED RECENTLY AND A NECROPSY PERFORMED ON ONE SHOWS THAT IT MAY HAVE COLLIDED WITH A BOAT.>>IT APPEARS THAT WE MAY BE UP FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF JUST TERRIBLE NEWS.>>Reporter: A SHIP STRIKE IS SUSPECTED IN AT LEAST ONE OTHER RIGHT WHALE DEATH.>>THE RISK IS THAT WHEN THE BLADES OF THAT BOAT RUN OVER THE BACKS, IT WILL SLICE THEM UP LIKE A RAZOR BLADE, TURNING AT HIGH SPEED.>>Reporter: IT’S NOT JUST BOATS THEMSELVES HURTING CANADA’S BELOVED CREATURES, TONIGHT THERE’S ANOTHER WHITE WHALE IN DANGER, A SMEAL SPOTTED IN THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE ENTANGLED IN A FISHING NET. RESEARCHERS ARE WAITING FOR BETTER WEATHER BEFORE TRYING TO RESCUE HIM. TRANSPORT CANADA HAS ONCE AGAIN IMPOSED SPEED RESTRICTIONS IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE GULF OF THE ST. LAWRENCE, 10 KNOTS FOR BIGGER BOATS. EXPERTS SAY THAT RULES AND REGULATIONS CAN HELP BUT CANADIANS NEED TO BE EDUCATED ABOUT THESE CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE TO SAVE ANY OF THEM. ANITA BATHE, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Andrew: WE ARE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON SEVERAL DEVELOPING STORIES TONIGHT, STARTING WITH A DEADLY PLANE CRASH IN TEXAS.>>THE PLANE CRASHED IN THE BUILDING HERE AT ADDISON.>>Andrew: IT WAS A PRIVATE PLANE, BURST INTO FLAMES AFTER SLAMMING INTO AN EMPTY HANGAR MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF. THIS WAS ABOUT 20 KILOMETRES NORTH OF DALLAS. ALL 10 PEOPLE ON BOARD WERE KILLED. AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY.>>[SCREAMS]>>Andrew: IN SUDAN TODAY, AT LEAST SEVEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED, NEARLY 200 INJURED, ACCORDING TO THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. THIS IS UNVERIFIED VIDEO EMERGED HOURS AGO APPEARING TO SHOW PEOPLE FLEEING GUNFIRE. BUT ON A DAY WHEN PROTESTS SWEPT ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WHAT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS A MASSIVE SHOW OF STRENGTH FOR THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT, AS TENS OF THOUSANDS MARCHED IN THE CAPITAL CALLING FOR CIVILIAN RULE. THE PROTESTERS AND THE MILITARY HAVE BEEN IN A TENSE STANDOFF SINCE THE COUNTRY’S LONG-TIME DICTATOR OMAR al-BASHIR WAS FORCED OUT IN APRIL. A CRACKDOWN EARLIER THIS MONTH KILLED DOZENS OF PROTESTERS.>>>THIS IS ANOTHER MASS GATHERING IN HONG KONG BUT NOT THE KIND THAT WE HAVE BEEN SEEING. AN ESTIMATED 53,000 PEOPLE CAME OUT TO SUPPORT THE TERRITORY’S POLICE. OFFICERS HAVE BEEN CRITICIZED FOR USING TEAR GAS AND RUBBER BULLETS IN A CONFRONTATION WITH DEMONSTRATORS EARLIER THIS MONTH. THEY WERE PROTESTING LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ALLOW EXTRADITION TO MAINLAND CHINA. IT IS MONDAY MORNING THERE NOW AND MORE PROTESTERS ARE GATHERING AS THE CEREMONY MARKS THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1997 HANDOVER OF HONG KONG TO CHINA.>>I AM THE PERSON MOST LIKELY TO NEGOTIATE A DEAL.>>Andrew: JEREMY HUNT IS LOOKING TO CANADA AS HE CAMPAIGNS TO LEAD THE U.K. HE’S BEEN TALKING TO FORMER PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER ABOUT HELPING WITH BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS IF HUNT WINS THE TORY LEADERSHIP AND BECOMES BRITAIN’S NEXT PRIME MINISTER. HARPER TWEETED THAT HE’S WILLING TO HELP WHOMEVER WINS THAT RACE BUT HE’S NOT TAKING SIDES.>>>A NEW POLL FOR CBC NEWS PAINTS A GRIM PICTURE OF HOW CANADIANS ARE FEELING AHEAD OF THIS FALL’S FEDERAL ELECTION. [Cheers and Applause] THERE’S CLIMATE CHANGE, HEALTH CARE, JOB SECURITY, POLITICAL DIVISION. A LOT TO WORRY ABOUT THESE DAYS. SO CBC NEWS TEAMED UP WITH PUBLIC SQUARE RESEARCH AND MARU/BLUE AND SURVEYED PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT THEY WANT, WHAT THEY FEAR AND THE RESULTS WERE PRETTY STARK. PEOPLE FEEL UNDERREPRESENTED, DIVIDED, AND JUST PLAIN WORRIED. ONLY ABOUT A QUARTER OF CANADIANS FEEL OPTIMISTIC. MONEY IS A BIG CONCERN, MORE THAN 80 OF PEOPLE SAY THAT THE COST OF LIVING IS STRESSING THEM OUT. BUT EVEN GENERALLY MORE THAN HALF FEEL THAT THE COUNTRY IS ON THE WRONG TRACK. TONIGHT WE’RE LAUNCHING OUR SERIES “ON GUARD FOR ME: THE UNEASY CANADIAN.” SO WITH THE FEDERAL CAMPAIGN LOOMING LET’S START WITH HOW CANADIANS FEEL ABOUT OUR LEADERS. OUR POLL SUGGESTS THAT ALMOST NINE OUT OF EVERY 10 CANADIANS BELIEVE THAT THE ONLY THING THAT POLITICIANS CARE ABOUT IS POWER. AND ALMOST HALF DON’T THINK THAT ANY POLITICAL PARTY REPRESENTS THEM. AND AS SALIMAH SHIVJI EXPLAINS, THE WAY THEY BEHAVE SEEMS TO BE TURNING PEOPLE OFF EVEN MORE.>>(Speaker of the House): ORAL QUESTIONS. [Speaking French] [Interjections]>>Reporter: A PRETTY SIGHT THAT QUICKLY TURNS SOUR. [Interjections]>>MR. SPEAKER, HE’S A FAKE FEMINIST.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WE WILL DEFEND A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE. WHY CAN’T THE CONSERVATIVES JUST SAY THAT?>>Reporter: WITH BICKERING AND ATTACKS PUNCTUATED BY HECKLES. [Interjections]>>(Speaker of the House): ORDER, ORDER!>>Reporter: THE HYPERPARTISAN BACK-AND-FORTH IS OFTEN ENOUGH TO TURN VOTERS OFF POLITICS COMPLETELY. THE CYNICISM REVEALED IN THE POLLS IS NOT EXACTLY NEW.>>(Speaker of the House): ORDER!>>Reporter: DRIVEN INCREASINGLY BY THOSE BITING SOUND BITES.>>HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD SOMEONE SAY, IF I BEHAVED LIKE THAT IN MY WORKPLACE I’D BE FIRED BY 11:00. AND YET SOMETHING HAPPENS WHEN THEY WALK INTO THAT CHAMBER THAT THEY THINK THAT IT’S OKAY.>>Reporter: OR THEY THINK THAT IT WORKS FOR NEWS HEADLINES.>>WE TRAIN OUR POLITICIANS AND GIVE THE RESPONSE UPFRONT AND THEN GIVE THE EXPLANATION, YOU KNOW, OUT THE BACK, BECAUSE WE KNOW WHAT WILL LEAD. THE LEAD WILL BE THE EIGHT WORDS, THE SIX WORDS AND THAT WILL BE TARGETED TO APPEAL TO THE GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT WE WANT TO AGREE WITH US.>>Reporter: FOR THE PRIME MINISTER THE POLLS SUGGEST FEWER PEOPLE AGREE WITH HIM THAN IN 2015.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: SUNNY WAYS, MY FRIENDS, SUNNY WAYS. [Applause]>>Reporter: THE S.N.C.-LAVALIN AFFAIR, HIS TRIP TO INDIA AND A PROMISE BROKEN ON ELECTORAL REFORM, ALL ISSUES THAT ARE DRAGGING HIS POPULARITY DOWN THIS TIME AROUND.>>THE PROBLEM WITH CELEBRITY-STYLE CAMPAIGNS IS THAT YOU GO VERY, VERY HIGH AND THEN YOU DROP LIKE A ROCK WHEN PEOPLE REALIZE THAT THE CELEBRITY VISION OF YOU, THAT GOD-LIKE VISION, COLLAPSES.>>Reporter: THE DISILLUSIONMENT COULD BENEFIT ONE PARTY. A THIRD ARE MULLING TO PARK THEIR VOTE WITH THE GREENS TO SEND A MESSAGE.>>THERE’S NO QUESTION THAT IS THE MOST FAVOURABLE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT THE GREENS HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED. HOW THAT CASHES OUT IN ACTUAL VOTES AND SEATS, IT’S HARD TO SAY.>>Reporter: MORE OPTIONS ON THE LEFT THAT HE SAYS THAT COULD LEAD TO MORE STRATEGIC VOTING AND PERHAPS A MORE DISSPIRITTING AND NEGATIVE CAMPAIGN THIS TIME AROUND. SALIMAH SHIVJI, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Andrew: SO WITH CANADIANS FEELING DISCONNECTED AND DISILLUSIONED WITH POLITICS, PERHAPS NO SURPRISE THEN THAT WE HAVE SEEN MORE SUPPORT FOR POPULIST SENTIMENT. IN FACT, MOST CANADIANS POLLED SAY THAT THE COUNTRY IS DIVIDED BETWEEN ELITES AND EVERYONE ELSE. MIKE CRAWLEY LOOKS AT WHAT IS DRIVING THAT FEELING.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>Reporter: THIS SUMMERTIME BARBECUE ATTRACTS A REALLY BIG CROWD, A CROSS-SECTION OF THE SIX MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN THE GREATER TORONTO AREA GATHERED AT A FAIRGROUND ON A SUNNY AFTERNOON. A DIVERSE GROUP, WITH ONE THING THAT UNITES THEM — THE SUPPORT OF DOUG FORD.>>WELL, I’LL TELL YOU, UNBELIEVABLE.>>Reporter: FORD BECAME PREMIER OF ONTARIO ON A SLOGAN HE’S TRIED TO MAKE HIS PERSONAL BRAND — “FOR THE PEOPLE.”>>YOU ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT MATTER TO US. YOU ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT WE ANSWER TO AND THAT IS THE PEOPLE OF ONTARIO. [Applause]>>Reporter: FORD TAPS INTO WHAT APPEARS TO BE A GROWING CONCERN FOR MANY CANADIAN VOTERS — THE POWERFUL DON’T CARE ABOUT THEM. IN A POLL COMMISSIONED BY CBC NEWS PEOPLE WERE ASKED ABOUT THIS STATEMENT — MY COUNTRY IS DIVIDED BETWEEN ORDINARY PEOPLE AND ELITES. NEARLY EIGHT IN 10 AGREED.>>THE 1% OF LIKE THE MOST RICHEST PEOPLE, ETC. AND THEN THERE’S THE BIGGEST POPULATION OF PEOPLE WHO AREN’T NECESSARILY CLOSER TO, LIKE, THE ELITE.>>ORDINARY PEOPLE FEELING DIVIDED AND FEELING KIND OF BETRAYED BY THE ELITE.>>Reporter: THE DEPTH OF THE DIVISION SURPRISES THIS POLLSTER.>>THERE IS A SENSE — AND YOU SEE IT THROUGHOUT THE POLL — THAT CANADIANS FEEL THAT THEY’RE LEFT BEHIND. AND THAT IS A CONCERN.>>Reporter: A CONCERN IN PART BECAUSE THOSE WHO BELIEVE THE COUNTRY IS DIVIDED ARE ALSO MORE LIKELY TO BE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR FUTURE.>>THE AVERAGE GUY, LIKE YOU AND I, WE’RE OFTEN FORGOTTEN OR WE’RE MISSED OUT IN THE PROCESS.>>Reporter: AS CANADA HEADS TOWARDS THE FEDERAL ELECTION, ADDRESSING THIS SENSE OF DIVISION WILL BE A CRUCIAL TEST FOR POLITICAL LEADERS.>>THEY NEED TO RELATE AND UNDERSTAND THE CHALLENGES THAT THE MASS POPULATION HAS IN CANADA, THE ANXIETIES THAT THEY HAVE AROUND JOB LOSSES, AFFORDABILITY, GROWING INCOME INEQUALITY THAT EXISTS BETWEEN THE ELITES AND THE MASSES.>>YOU ARE WITH US AND THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS, NOT THE DOWNTOWN INSIDERS.>>Reporter: FORD’S ANTI-ELITE MESSAGE RESONATES WITH THE CROWD AT THE FAIRGROUND MOSTLY.>>DOUG FORD IS THE PREMIER SO HE MUST BE THE ELITE, RIGHT?>>Reporter: MIKE CRAWLEY, CBC NEWS, MARKHAM, ONTARIO.>>Andrew: AND A LITTLE LATER ON “THE NATIONAL” WE WILL DIG IN A LITTLE DEEPER INTO SOME OF THE BIGGEST CONCERNS FOR CANADIANS. SPECIFICALLY THE COST OF LIVING AND JOBS. BUT IS ALL OF THE ANXIETY REALLY WARRANTED?>>>PLUS…>>OH, MY GOD!>>Andrew: A BIKE RIDE THROUGH STANLEY PARK IN VANCOUVER LEADS TO QUITE THE SHOW AND A GREAT ESCAPE.>>>FIRST THOUGH A QUICK UPDATE FROM CANADIAN ASTRONAUT DAVID SAINT-JACQUES, A GLIMPSE HOW HE’S DOING LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER RETURNING TO EARTH. HE TWEETED THIS PHOTO OUT SAYING “AN IMPORTANT MILESTONE IN MY READAPTATION TO GRAVITY, CARRYING MY DAUGHTER ON MY SHOULDERS.” (*) (*) (*)>>CHORNOBYL IS ON FIRE. AND EVERY ATOM OF URANIUM IS LIKE A BULLET.>>Andrew: ONE OF THE HOTTEST SERIES ON TV THIS SPRING WAS BASED ON THE NUCLEAR DISASTER AT CHORNOBYL. BACK IN 1986 WITH THE REAL DISASTER AND AGAIN NOW PEOPLE ARE SEEING THE RISKS OF NUCLEAR POWER FROM RADIOACTIVE WASTE TO MELTDOWNS. BUT FOR SOME NUCLEAR POWER MAY BE A SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE. TONIGHT WITH THE ONGOING CLIMATE SERIES “IN OUR BACKYARD,” JACQUELINE HANSEN LOOKS AT HOW CANADA IS SETTING ITSELF UP AS A NEW LEADER IN A NUCLEAR AGE.>>THIS IS WHERE THE HEAT IS CREATED.>>Reporter: TERRESTRIAL ENERGY HOPES TO DESIGN ONE OF CANADA’S FIRST SMALL MODULAR REACTORS ALSO KNOWN AS S.M.R.s.>>THERE’S A RECOGNITION THAT THE INCUMBENT TECHNOLOGIES HAVE HAD THEIR DAY.>>S.M.R.s ARE AN EVOLVED TECHNOLOGY.>>Reporter: IN THEORY S.M.R.s ARE CHEAPER AND SMALLER THAN CONVENTIONAL NUCLEAR PLANTS. THEY CAN BE BUILT IN FACTORIES AND THEN TRANSPORTED TO REPLACE DIESEL IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE OFF THE GRID. AND LIKE ALL NUCLEAR, THE REACTORS DON’T EMIT GREENHOUSE GASES. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS SETTING CANADA UP TO BE A LEADER IN S.M.R.s.>>IT’S THE NEXT WAVE OF INNOVATION. IT’S THE FUTURE OF THE CANADIAN NUCLEAR SECTOR. (*)>>Reporter: NUCLEAR POWER CURRENTLY MAKES UP ABOUT 15% OF CANADA’S ENERGY. THERE ARE ALREADY FOUR LARGE NUCLEAR PLANTS IN OPERATION AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ARE BEING SPENT IN ONTARIO TO KEEP SOME OLDER NUCLEAR REACTORS RUNNING LONGER. BUT GLOBALLY THE SHARE OF NUCLEAR HEADS DECLINED AS EXPENSIVE TRADITIONAL PLANTS AGE AND GET SHUTDOWN. THAT DECLINE IN NUCLEAR IS ESSENTIALLY CANCELING OUT GAINS MADE BY RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SLOWING DOWN A SHIFT TO A MORE LOW-CARBON ENERGY MIX, ACCORDING TO THE RENEWABLE ENERGY AGENCY.>>WE NEED NUCLEAR AND RENEWABLES BECAUSE WE ARE FAR, FAR BEHIND OTHERS REMEMBER.>>Reporter: STILL, NUCLEAR DOESN’T SIT WELL WITH SOME, FROM CONCERNS OVER RADIOACTIVE WASTE TO NUCLEAR DISASTERS.>>PUT IT SOMEWHERE ELSE.>>Reporter: A GROUP OF FIRST NATION CHIEFS FROM ONTARIO AND QUÉBEC BELIEVE THAT THE ENVIRONMENTAL COST COULD BE TOO HIGH.>>HERE IN ONTARIO WE’RE SAYING NO TO SMALL NUCLEAR OR WHATEVER SIZE, WE’RE SAYING NO TO IT. NO IS NO.>>Reporter: SOME OF THE FEARS ABOUT NUCLEAR ARE OFTEN ROOTED IN PAST ACCIDENTS, FROM THREE MILE ISLAND TO CHERNOBYL AND FUKUSHIMA.>>WHAT WE FOUND REALLY SURPRISED US.>>Reporter: YET SOME ENVIRONMENTALISTS HAVE CHANGED THEIR MINDS ABOUT NUCLEAR AND ITS WASTE.>>IT’S BEING MONITORED AND IT’S NOT VERY MUCH OF IT. BY CONTRAST THE WASTE THAT WE DON’T CONTROL FROM ENERGY PRODUCTION, THEY CALL IT POLLUTION, AND IT KILLS SEVEN MILLION PEOPLE A YEAR AND IT’S THREATENING VERY SERIOUS LEVELS OF GLOBAL WARMING.>>Reporter: THEY ARE CONFIDENT THAT ONCE CANADIANS CAN SEE ITS TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION THEY’LL CHANGE MORE MINDS.>>ADVANCED NUCLEAR CAN DELIVER ON THE NUCLEAR PROMISE WHICH IS ENORMOUS AMOUNTS OF CLEAN ENERGY AT A COMPETITIVE PRICE.>>Reporter: THAT’S STILL ABOUT A DECADE AWAY. A WORK IN PROGRESS AT THIS S.M.R. COMPANY AND MANY OTHERS WHO HOPE THAT THEIR NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY CAN BE PART OF THE LOW CARBON SOLUTION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE THAT THE COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD ARE SEARCHING FOR. JACQUELINE HANSEN, CBC NEWS, OAKVILLE, ONTARIO.>>Andrew: WHEN WE COME BACK, AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT ONE OF THE BIGGEST CONCERNS FOR CANADIANS.>>LIKE, I DON’T EVEN FEEL THAT I HAVE TIME TO THINK ABOUT WHAT I’M WORRIED ABOUT. I DON’T HAVE TIME TO THINK AHEAD TO THE FUTURE BECAUSE I’M SO BUSY TAKING CARE OF THE NOW.>>Andrew: WE CONTINUE OUR SERIES “ON GUARD FOR ME: THE UNEASY CANADIAN” NEXT. (*) (*)>>Andrew: TONIGHT WE’RE EXPLORING THE RESULTS OF A CROSS-COUNTRY POLL FOR CBC NEWS GAUGING THE MOOD OF THE NATION. EARLIER WE LOOKED AT A COLLAPSING FAITH IN POLITICIANS AND NOW TO THE SINGLE BIGGEST STRESS IN CANADIANS’ LIVES, THE SKYROCKETING COST OF LIVING. 83% OF CANADIANS ARE WORRIED ABOUT JUST COVERING THE BASICS LIKE GROCERIES AND MONTHLY UTILITY BILLS. MORE THAN HALF WORRY ABOUT NOT HAVING ENOUGH MONEY TO RETIRE AND ABOUT THE SAME NUMBER WORRY ABOUT COVERING RENT, NEVER MIND BEING ABLE TO BUY A HOME. THAT ANXIETY IS ESPECIALLY STRONG IN A BIG CITY LIKE TORONTO WHICH HAS BECOME SO EXPENSIVE LOTS OF FOLKS HAVE JUST GIVEN UP AND LEFT. BUT AS IOANNA ROUMELIOTIS DISCOVERED, THE RISING COST OF LIVING IS NOT FAR BEHIND. (*)>>Reporter: AS A NEW DAY BEGINS, IT SEEMS THAT FOR MANY CANADIANS A SENSE OF UNEASE STIRS TOO. A LURKING, NAGGING WORRY, HARD TO PINPOINT AND HARD TO SHAKE. THE FEELING THAT LIFE IS STALLED, EVEN WHEN IT APPEARS TO BE MOVING RIGHT ALONG.>>IT’S A 12-HOUR DAY. SO I WALK OUT THE DOOR AT 7:00 a.m. AND I COME HOME BY 7:00.>>Reporter: CHERYL POST IS 26 AND JUST GRADUATED WITH A DIPLOMA IN ADVERTISING. SHE LANDED AN INTERNSHIP AT AN AGENCY IN TORONTO. IT’S A GREAT BREAK BUT MEANS A GRUELING COMMUTE — TWO HOURS EACH WAY. THAT’S FOUR HOURS EVERY DAY.>>I DIDN’T REALIZE HOW MUCH TWO HOURS WOULD TAKE OUT OF MY LIFE LIKE ON THE END OF A DAY. AND NOW IT’S A LOT OF TIME. AT LEAST WE HAVE A FULL TABLE WHICH IS NICE.>>Reporter: SHE’S NOT EXACTLY LIVING LARGE IN HAMILTON.>>THE TOILET IS UNDER THE STAIRS WHICH IS WEIRD. IF YOU SIT BACK TOO FAR YOU MAY HIT YOUR HEAD.>>Reporter: HER PLACE IS TINY, BUT AT $1,100 A MONTH IT’S A RELATIVE STEAL. SO HOW MUCH WOULD THIS COST YOU IN TORONTO?>>PROBABLY AT LEAST $2,000.>>Reporter: WAY MORE THAN SHE CAN AFFORD BECAUSE THAT’S HER ENTIRE MONTHLY PAY.>>WE HAVE A LOT OF BAGELS. I DON’T HAVE TIME IN THE MORNING TO EAT THEM.>>Reporter: WITH SKYROCKETING RENTS AND RISING HOME PRICES IN CITIES LIKE TORONTO, FINDING AN AFFORDABLE PLACE TO LIVE IS A TOP CONCERN FOR YOUNG CANADIANS. CHERYL AND HER PARTNER ARE CAREFUL TO EAT IN AND TO TAKE LUNCHES TO WORK, BUT EVEN WITH ALL OF THEIR BUDGETING IT’S A LOT OF WORK JUST TO GET BY IN HAMILTON, LET ALONE TO GET ANYWHERE CLOSER TO WHERE THEY WANT TO BE.>>I’M DEFINITELY WORRIED THAT I WON’T BUY A HOME ONE DAY. I THINK THAT THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE THAT IT JUST MAY NOT HAPPEN CONSIDERING HOW EXPENSIVE IT IS IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER. THE PLACES THAT MY JOB WOULD NEED ME TO BE.>>Reporter: IT’S HARD TO BE OPTIMISTIC WHEN YOU CAN’T PICTURE THE FUTURE. EVERY TIME THAT CHERYL GOES TO WORK SHE DREAMS OF HAVING IT ALL — A CAREER, A FAMILY, A HOME. BUT LIKE SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE LIKE HER SHE CAN’T REALLY SEE IT.>>LIKE I DON’T EVEN FEEL THAT I HAVE TIME TO THINK ABOUT WHAT I’M WORRIED ABOUT. I DON’T HAVE TIME TO THINK AHEAD TO THE FUTURE BECAUSE I’M SO BUSY TAKING CARE OF THE NOW.>>Reporter: MOVING FURTHER AND FURTHER AWAY FROM THE CITY, MORE FAMILIES ARE RESIGNING THEMSELVES TO THE FACT THAT A LONG COMMUTE IS A TRADEOFF FOR A PLACE TO CALL HOME. JOSH NEWBAR AND CHELSEA KIRKBY SPENT YEARS RENTING IN TORONTO BEFORE MOVING TO HAMILTON TOO. THE RENTS WERE SPIKING AND THEY WERE AFRAID OF BEING EDGED OUT.>>WE WERE NOT IN A POSITION TO BUY A HOME IN TORONTO, WHICH IS WE WERE FINE WITH, AS LONG AS WE COULD RENT A PLACE. BUT SUDDENLY RENT WAS ANOTHER ISSUE. AND IT WAS VERY COMPETITIVE WITH RENTING SO WE HAD TO WAIT IN LINE AND OVERBID FOR RENTING AND IT JUST BECAME A VERY COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT. SO THAT’S A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY WHEN YOU HAVE TWO KIDS.>>Reporter: WHAT THEY COULD AFFORD IS A DOWN PAYMENT FOR A HOUSE IN HAMILTON.>>VERY NICE.>>Reporter: THEY HAVE A MORE SECURE SENSE OF HOME. AT LEAST FOR NOW.>>CUCUMBERS?>>THEY MIGHT BE. WE’RE DOING OKAY WHEN WE GET OUR PAYCHEQUES, AND I THINK THAT IS THE BIG THING. WHEN YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN PLAN, WHEN YOU KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY EVERY MONTH AND YOU GO, OKAY, WE’RE FINE BECAUSE WE’LL GET THIS IN THE FUTURE. BUT I THINK THAT IS THE PROBLEM IF THAT EVER ENDED IS THAT NOW WE ARE NOT FINE, NOW WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN MAKE ENDS MEET IF SOMEONE WERE TO LOSE A JOB.>>Reporter: HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL?>>WORRIED, YEAH, PRETTY WORRIED ABOUT THE FUTURE. YEAH, JUST THE JOB CLIMATE AND MAKING SURE THAT WE ACTUALLY HAVE SECURITY IN THE FUTURE.>>YOU PICK YOUR SPOT.>>Reporter: THERE IT IS AGAIN — THAT VULNERABILITY, EVEN FOR FAMILIES WHO SEEM TO BE DOING OKAY. JOSH WORKS AS AN URBAN PLANNING CONSULTANT. CHELSEA IS IN PUBLIC HEALTH. GOOD JOBS AS LONG AS THEY HAVE THEM. JOB SECURITY KEEPS MANY CANADIANS UP AT NIGHT. BECAUSE SO MANY FEEL THAT EVEN IF THEY MADE IT THIS FAR THAT THEY CAN’T AFFORD TO EXHALE.>>THE WAY THAT OUR PARENTS’ GENERATIONS LIVED, EACH OF THOSE ELEMENTS OF THAT ARE BEING CHIPPED AWAY PIECE-BY-PIECE WHEN THERE’S AN EXPECTATION OF WHAT A DEGREE GETS YOU AND WHETHER OR NOT YOU CAN OWN A HOME OR RENT A PLACE WITH SECURITY AND WHAT YOUR SALARY MIGHT BE, AND HOW LONG YOU’LL STAY AT A JOB. THERE’S JUST A LOT OF THINGS THAT ARE DIFFERENT NOW THAN THEY USED TO BE.>>Reporter: IF RETIREMENT IS THE ULTIMATE TARGET IT SEEMS TO BE MORE DISTANT THAN EVER BEFORE. THE DAILY COMMUTE, THE DAILY GRIND, THE MAJORITY OF CANADIANS WORRY THAT THEY WON’T BE STOPPING IT ANYTIME SOON. CHERYL LUNCH SATO’S SON JUST GRADUATED WITH A DEGREE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN AND IS A MAKEUP ARTIST. SHE AND HER HUSBAND ALSO HAVE A DAUGHTER STARTING UNIVERSITY. THEY’RE SUPPORTING THEM FINANCIALLY AND THAT MAKES IT HARDER TO SAVE FOR RETIREMENT.>>THESE ARE THE YEARS IN WHICH YOU BUILD UP ALL OF YOUR RESERVE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME YOU’RE DEPLETING THEM THROUGH PAYING FOR UNIVERSITY AND ALSO OTHER THINGS AS WELL.>>HI, EVERYONE.>>Reporter: THE MAJORITY OF CANADIANS LOOKING AT MIDDLE AGE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT LAYS AHEAD. CHERYL IS ALMOST 50 AND WORKS AS A HEALTH SYSTEMS ANALYST. SHE SEES HERSELF WORKING FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER DECADE, MAYBE TWO, BECAUSE SHE LOVES WHAT SHE DOES AND BECAUSE SHE HAS TO.>>MY HUSBAND IS A FEW YEARS FROM RETIREMENT WHICH MEANS THAT IN A FEW YEARS’ TIME I’LL BE THE ONLY INCOME EARNER. AND SO CERTAINLY FOR US IT IS ABOUT OUR KIDS, MAKING SURE THAT THEY GO TO UNIVERSITY AND THEY LAND ON THEIR FEET AND THEY’RE NOT RIDDLED WITH DEBT. THEY CAN BEGIN THEIR LIVES, YOU KNOW, WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT THAT. (*)>>Reporter: IT MEANS LIKE SO MANY OTHERS THAT SHE CAN’T SET A DATE TO RETIRE. SO SHE KEEPS PRESSING FORWARD WITH A LINGERING UNEASE FOLLOWING RIGHT BEHIND HER. IOANNA ROUMELIOTIS, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: NOW WHETHER IT’S NOT BEING ABLE TO RETIRE OR NOT BEING ABLE TO FIND A GOOD JOB IN THE FIRST PLACE, THE POLL RESULTS ARE PRETTY CLEAR — CANADIANS ARE STRESSED ABOUT WORK. BUT AS PETER ARMSTRONG EXPLAINS IT’S NOT ALL BAD NEWS OUT THERE.>>Reporter: FOR ALL OF THAT DISCONTENT, THE SURVEY FINDS — AND THERE IS A LOT — THERE’S A DISCONNECT TOO. THE ECONOMY IS ACTUALLY DOING PRETTY WELL. (*) REMEMBER ALL THESE BITS OF ECONOMIC DATA ARE REALLY JUST YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS, NEIGHBOURS. RIGHT NOW IN SPITE OF ALL OF THAT ANXIETY THE DATA IS PAINTING A PRETTY GOOD PICTURE. JOBS ARE BEING ADDED IN DROVES AND A LOT OF THOSE JOBS ARE HIGH-PAYING TECH AND FINANCIAL SERVICES JOBS.>>IN FACT, OVER THE LAST DECADE OR SO WHERE WE HAVE SEEN THIS KIND OF RESTRUCTURING AWAY FROM HIGH-PAID MANUFACTURING JOBS, WE HAVE SEEN ALMOST AS MANY JOBS CREATED IN THIS SEGMENT OF THE ECONOMY. (*)>>Reporter: THAT’S NOT TO SAY THAT CONCERNS ARE UNFOUNDED. IN SPITE OF RECORD JOB GROWTH, CANADIAN G.D.P. HAS STRUGGLED TO BREAK OUT. THE OILPATCH HAS YET TO REGAIN ITS FOOTING. BUSINESSES STILL AREN’T SPENDING. G.D.P. GROWTH IS FINALLY SHOWING SOME SIGNS OF LIFE BUT THE FACT IS THAT 2% GROWTH IS ABOUT THE BEST WE CAN EXPECT FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. (*) FOR MORE THAN A DECADE CONSUMERS CARRIED THE BRUNT OF THE CANADIAN ECONOMY ON THEIR BACKS. NOW NEW MORTGAGE RULES AND SLIGHTLY HIGHER INTEREST RATES ARE SQUEEZING THOSE CONSUMERS SO IT’S NO SURPRISE THAT CANADIANS SEE AN AFFORDABILITY CRISIS IN HOUSING, IN CHILD CARE. WHAT’S WORSE, THERE’S NO EASY OR OBVIOUS POLICY SOLUTION AT HAND.>>IN CANADA WE HAVE THIS ADDITIONAL CHALLENGE THAT WE DON’T HAVE A SINGULAR ECONOMY. IN FACT, THE ECONOMY IS AND FEELS DIFFERENT, DEPENDING ON WHICH PROVINCE YOU’RE IN. WE HAVE THE ENERGY PATCH. WE HAVE URBAN AREAS THAT ARE BEING DRIVEN PREDOMINANTLY BY HOUSING ACTIVITY.>>Reporter: SO ECONOMIC ANXIETY BECOMES AMPLIFIED BY GLOBAL OIL PRICES AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE TENSIONS, NEITHER OF WHICH GET SORTED OUT IN CANADA, BUT BOTH FEED INTO THE NOTION THAT THE ECONOMY IS STRUGGLING NO MATTER WHAT THE DATA SAY. PETER ARMSTRONG, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: AND DO STAY WITH US THIS WEEK FOR MORE ON OUR SPECIAL SERIES “ON GUARD FOR ME: THE UNEASY CANADIAN.” AS WE CONTINUE TO LOOK THROUGH THE POLL RESULTS TO SEE WHAT CANADIANS ARE FEELING OUT THERE, INCLUDING NEW CANADIANS WHOSE OUTLOOK IS A BIT BRIGHTER.>>WE HAVE EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED HERE. WE HAVE THE ELECTRICITY, AND A SAFE COUNTRY.>>Andrew: KAYLA HOUNSELL WILL EXPLORE WHY THOSE NEW TO CANADA ARE USUALLY MORE OPTIMISTIC AND THEY TRUST GOVERNMENT TO DO THE RIGHT THING, EVEN IF LIFE ISN’T TOTALLY PERFECT.>>>WE’LL ALSO LOOK AT CHANGING VIEWS ON ACCEPTING REFUGEES, PLUS HOW INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT THE PRIME MINISTER FOUR YEARS AFTER HIS PROMISE TO RESET THE RELATIONSHIP. THOSE STORIES THIS WEEK ON “THE NATIONAL.”>>>AND TOMORROW MAKE SURE THAT YOU TUNE IN STARTING AT 11:00 a.m. EASTERN, ROSIE AND I ARE GOING TO BE CO-HOSTING THE CANADA DAY SPECIAL FROM PARLIAMENT HILL. IT’S GOING TO BE SO MUCH FUN SO I HOPE THAT YOU TUNE IN. YOU CAN WATCH ON CBC TELEVISION, CBC NEWS NETWORK AND ON GEM AND ONLINE.>>>OKAY, WE DO STILL HAVE A LOT MORE AHEAD ON TONIGHT’S SHOW, INCLUDING THIS — HOW ARE YOU FINDING TIME FOR ALL OF THIS?>>IT’S VERY HARD TO BALANCE, IT’S REALLY DIFFICULT TO BALANCE SCHOOL. AND WE’RE IN A CRISIS. WE’RE TRYING TO SAVE FUTURE CIVILIZATION AND PIE MATH JUST DOESN’T FEEL VERY RELEVANT.>>Andrew: SHE’S 16 YEARS OLD AND FIERCELY FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE AND DESPERATELY TRYING TO GET THE WORLD TO LISTEN.>>>BUT, FIRST, NEW YORK CITY HIT PEAK PRIDE TODAY AS THE WORLD PRIDE CAPPED OFF A MONTH OF CELEBRATIONS.>>I AM VERY HAPPY TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF THE LIBERATION. (*)>>Andrew: IN THE PLACE WHERE THE PRIDE PARADE WAS BORN, TODAY THE PARTY STRETCHED RIGHT DOWN 5th AVENUE.>>HAPPY PRIDE!>>THIS IS MY FIRST TIME IN NEW YORK.>>Reporter: HAVE YOU EVER HAD SO MUCH GLITTER?>>I HAVE NEVER — THIS WAS ACTUALLY HIS IDEA SO I JUST WENT ALONG WITH IT.>>Andrew: ABOUT 150,000 PEOPLE MARCHING IN 677 GROUPS. AFTER THAT ALL THE PEOPLE WATCHING FROM AROUND THE WORLD.>>IT IS AWESOME TO BE HERE. AND, LIKE, THE PEOPLE BEFORE US LIKE FOUGHT FOR SO LONG.>>Andrew: NEW YORK IS HOSTING WORLD PRIDE BECAUSE IT WAS HERE THAT THE STONEWALL UPRISING PUSHED THE GAY RIGHTS MOVEMENT INTO THE SPOTLIGHT. 50 YEARS LATER THIS WAS THE BIGGEST PARADE, BUT NOT THE ONLY ONE. SIMILAR SCENES IN SAN FRANCISCO, SEATTLE AND CHICAGO. BUT UNDERSCORING JUST HOW FAR THE FIGHT FOR RESPECT AND EQUALITY HAS TO GO — THIS SCENE IN ISTANBUL TODAY. POLICE USED RUBBER BULLETS AND TEAR GAS TO DISBURSE THE CROWD AT A PRIDE EVENT AFTER HAVING BANNED THE MARCH FOR THE FIFTH YEAR IN A ROW. A REMINDER OF WHY FOR MANY PROTEST IS AT THE HEART OF PRIDE. (*) (*)>>WHAT DO WE WANT?>>JUSTICE!>>WHEN DO WE WANT IT?>>NOW!>>Andrew: THIS IS A SCENE ON REPEAT IN CANADA RIGHT NOW. TEENAGERS ARE TAKING TO THE STREETS WORRIED ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND DEMANDING TO BE HEARD. THEIR MESSAGE? THE WORLD WILL SUFFER IF WE DO NOTHING. BUT IN THE CROWDS THERE WAS ONE PARTICULAR PERSON WHO CAUGHT OUR EYE, A 16-YEAR-OLD FROM VANCOUVER WHO HAS COMMITTED EVERYTHING TO THE CAUSE. AND SHE HAS THOUSANDS OF PEERS FOLLOWING HER EXAMPLE. AS PART OF CBC’S DEEP DIVE ON CLIMATE CHANGE CALLED “IN OUR BACKYARD” LET ME INTRODUCE TO YOU REBECCA HAMILTON.>>WE’RE RISING AND BIER NOT GOING TO STOP RISING UNTIL THE CLIMATE IS TREATED LIKE THE EMERGENCY THAT IT IS BECAUSE IT’S OUR FUTURE. THE EMISSIONS THAT WE ARE PRODUCING ARE LITERALLY KILLING PEOPLE IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. I’M SCARED FOR THE SEA LEVELS TO RISE AND INCREASED CONFLICT AND DROUGHT. WHAT IS THE END? THIS IS JUST GOING TO KEEP GOING IF WE DON’T DO ANYTHING. I’M DOING EVERYTHING THAT I CAN TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS MOVEMENT TO STOP THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE THAT HUMANITY HAS EVER FACED.>>Andrew: THE THING THAT YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT REBECCA HAMILTON IS THAT SHE’S NOT JUST BEING DRAMATIC. SHE REALLY SEES THIS AS THE FIGHT OF HER LIFE.>>NOW WE’RE GOING TO MARCH BACK TO VANCOUVER ART GALLERY WHERE WE’RE GOING TO HEAR MORE PEOPLE –>>Andrew: FOR ALL OF THE REASONS THAT YOU MIGHT THINK THAT SHE’S “JUST ANOTHER TEENAGER,” KNOW THIS — OF ALL OF THESE PEOPLE THAT YOU SEE HERE, REBECCA IS THE ONE WHO GOT THE BALL ROLLING. THIS IS A CLIMATE STRIKE, THEY’VE BEEN HAPPENING EVERY MONTH LIKE CLOCKWORK. STUDENTS TAKING OVER THE STREETS OF VANCOUVER TRYING TO PUSH THE GROWNUPS INTO MAKING CLIMATE CHANGE A PRIORITY.>>IF B.C. ISN’T GOING TO TAKE THE ACTION NEEDED TO STAY BELOW 1.5-DEGREES OF WARMING, WHO IS?>>Andrew: THE VERY FIRST ONE REBECCA ORGANIZED, INSPIRED BY AN ACTIVIST EVEN YOUNGER THAN HER. YOU HAVE HEARD THE NAME GRETA TUNBERG? SHE’S THE YOUNG GIRL WHO AT 15 BEGAN PROTESTING OUTSIDE OF THE SWEDISH PARLIAMENT, ONE DAY ON STRIKE EVERY WEEK. REBECCA, LIKE GRETA, JUST ANOTHER NORMAL KID TRYING TO CHANGE THE WORLD.>>SO A MOTION WAS PUT FORWARD TO GET THE CITY TO WRITE LETTERS –>>Andrew: IT’S FRIDAY AFTERNOON. AFTER A FLURRY OF EXAMS SCHOOL IS OUT BUT THERE’S STILL WORK TO DO AND ALWAYS NEW PEOPLE TO BRING INTO THE FOLD.>>I’M NEW TO THIS ORGINISATION –>>Andrew: EVERYONE’S INPUT MATTERS. AND THOSE GREEN CIRCLES THAT YOU HAVE BEEN SEEING REBECCA WEAR ARE SYMBOLIC OF THAT SENSE OF COMMUNITY, ITS CONNECTION TO NATURE AND EVEN THE SHAPE OF THE PLANET ITSELF. FOR REBECCA, MOST OF HER FREE TIME IS DEDICATED TO THE CAUSE.>>WE THEY WE’RE A NONPARTISAN ORGINISATION BUT OUR EXISTENCE IS LIKE INHERENTLY POLITICAL AND PARTISAN.>>Andrew: SHE HAS A NETWORK, OTHER TEENS ACROSS THE COUNTRY LIKE-MINDED AND URGENTLY WANTING TO ROLL UP THEIR SLEEVES. EVERY DAY THEY PLAN THEIR NEXT MOVES, ALL SIGHTS SET ON THE FEDERAL ELECTION IN OCTOBER. AND THEY’VE COME A LONG WAY. DO YOU REMEMBER HOW THAT FIRST STRIKE WENT?>>YEAH. SO I BROUGHT A BUNCH OF PEOPLE TOGETHER ACROSS VANCOUVER. AND WE JUST CAME TOGETHER AND STARTED ORGANIZING. AND IT WAS REALLY EXCITING. NONE OF US KNEW WHAT WE WERE DOING. AND WE’RE LIKE, OKAY, WE WANT TO DO THIS ACTION AND WE WANT TO GET THE MEDIA THERE AND HAVE A BUNCH OF YOUTH, SO, LIKE, WHAT DO WE DO NOW?>>Andrew: TURNS OUT THAT ORGANIZING A MOVEMENT IS A BIT LIKE A DOG CHASING A MOVING VEHICLE — FEELS IMPOSSIBLE. AND EVEN IF YOU CATCH UP, THEN WHAT? IN REBECCA’S CASE THAT MOVING VEHICLE IS FULL OF GROWNUPS.>>THEY CAN SAY, YES, THIS IS FOR YOU. AND A LOT OF THESE CONVERSATIONS WE HAVE WITH ADULTS AND POLITICIANS, THEY COME BACK TO THAT — TO THIS CONCEPT OF WHAT IS REALISTIC. AND THEY SAY, LIKE, YES, WE RECOGNIZE THAT THIS IS A BIG PROBLEM BUT WE NEED TO BE REALISTIC IF WE WANT TO TAKE ANY ACTION.>>Andrew: BEING LOUD DOESN’T GUARANTEE BEING HEARD. SO TODAY REBECCA IS TRYING TO REFINE THE MESSAGE. SHE’S COME TO GREENPEACE FOR HELP.>>HEY, HOW’S IT GOING. COME ON IN.>>IT’S CRYSTALLIZING THESE THINGS INTO A DEMAND.>>IT’S HARD TO BALANCE BEING COOL TO THE YOUTH AND BEING PALATABLE TO THE ADULTS.>>YEAH.>>WE WERE TRYING TO SET UP WORKSHOPS OR SOMETHING TO TRY TO TEACH KIDS HOW TO TALK TO THEIR PARENTS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE.>>CUTE, HOW TO HAVE THE TALK.>>EXACTLY. AND IT’S ABOUT TO GET EXISTENTIAL. THERE’S A MOMENT WHEN I RECOGNIZED THAT LITERALLY NOTHING ELSE MATTERS IF OUR PLANET CAN’T SUPPORT LIFE. THAT IT’S REALLY USELESS TO HAVE DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE. AND THAT ALL OF THE PROGRESS THAT WE HAVE MADE AS HUMANITY AND AS A CIVILIZATION WILL BE FOR NOT IF OUR WORLD CONTINUES TO DESCEND INTO EVER INCREASING CHAOS BECAUSE OF THE CLIMATE.>>Andrew: YOU’RE A STUDENT TOO?>>IN THEORY, YES.>>Andrew: HOW ARE YOU FINDING TIME FOR ALL OF THIS?>>IT’S VERY HARD TO BALANCE. IT’S REALLY DIFFICULT TO BALANCE SCHOOL. AND WE’RE IN A CRISIS AND WE’RE TRYING TO, LIKE, SAVE THE FUTURE OF CIVILIZATION AND MY MATH DOESN’T FEEL VERY RELEVANT SO IT’S REALLY DIFFICULT, IT’S VERY FRUSTRATING.>>YOU KNOW HOW LONG YOUR TEST IS TOMORROW?>>NOPE. LIKE AN HOUR OR SO.>>Andrew: IT’S NOT JUST FRUSTRATING FOR REBECCA EITHER. THAT MUCH YOU CAN READ ON HER MOM CAROLYN’S FACE. SHE WORRIES THAT REBECCA MAY BE SACRIFICING MORE THAN JUST HER MATH MARKS. THAT THIS FIGHT HAS BECOME HER ENTIRE LIFE.>>IT’S VERY FRUSTRATING FOR ME AND OF COURSE I FEEL BAD THEN THAT I’M SORT OF GETTING ANGRY AND FRUSTRATED OVER THAT. AND I WOULD NOT WANT HER HAVING ANY REGRETS. I THINK THAT THIS IS AS SHE CALLS IT THE MOVEMENT OF HER GENERATION. (*)>>Andrew: THE TASK IS IMMENSE. THEY ARE TRYING TO SAVE THE WORLD. BUT EVERY FOOTSTEP IS PROOF THAT PROGRESS IS POSSIBLE. MINDS CAN BE CHANGED. SO THE PLAN FROM HERE? TO KEEP RAMPING UP UNTIL THE GROWNUPS FINALLY START LISTENING. FOR THE RECORD I DO HOPE THAT THE MATH MARK WORKS OUT. BUT EITHER WAY I THINK THAT SHE’S GOING TO BE OKAY.>>WHEN WE COME BACK A CAT-AND-MOUSE GAME IN THE WATER.>>WOO-HOO!>>Andrew: THOSE ORCAS ARE ON THE HUNT, THE ENDING THOUGH, WELL, LET’S JUST SAY THAT IT’S WORTHY OF TONIGHT’S “MOMENT.” (*) (*)>>Andrew: ORCA SPOTTINGS HAPPEN IN B.C. FAIRLY REGULARLY, THE SAME GOES FOR SEALS. BUT THE TWO INTERACTING? WELL, THAT’S A BIT MORE RARE. A WOMAN NAMED FRIBA PULLED OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WHILE BIKING WITH SOME FRIENDS YESTERDAY MORNING AND CAUGHT THE SHOW OF A LIFETIME HAPPENING RIGHT OFF VANCOUVER’S STANLEY PARK. AND THAT IS TONIGHT’S “MOMENT.”>>WOO-HOO! WE WENT TO STANLEY PARK FOR A BIKE RIDE, ME AND MY TWO FRIENDS, AND I SAW A SOUND COMING OUT OF THE OCEAN. THERE WERE THREE WHALES AND TWO ADULTS AND TWO BABIES. AND WE STOPPED THERE TO WATCH, FOR ME IT WAS MY FIRST TIME SEEING ORCA WHALES SO CLOSE. AND ALSO IN ACTION. AND THEN I NOTICED THAT THEY WERE CHASING SEALS, YOU KNOW, HE WAS FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE AND THAT THE ORCAS WERE CIRCLING THE SEAL. THEY WOULD CHASE THE SEAL AROUND AND THE SEAL MANAGED TO SKIP.>>HERE’S THE SEAL! OH, MY GOD!>>BECAUSE THE SEAL HAD VERY GOOD CAMOUFLAGE THEY COULD HIDE VERY WELL AMONG THE ROCKS AND THAT’S HOW THE SEAL GOT AWAY. AND I THOUGHT THAT THE SEAL STOOD THERE FOR A FEW SECONDS AND THE ORCAS COULD NOT SEE IT ANYMORE AND THEN WENT BACK TO THE OCEAN. IT WAS JUST AMAZING, AND I CANNOT PUT INTO WORDS HOW I FELT.>>Andrew: GOT TO LOVE A GOOD UNDERDOG STORY. OKAY, TWO THINGS BEFORE I LET YOU GO. ONE, I HOPE THAT YOU’RE HAVING A GREAT CANADA DAY LONG WEEKEND. AND THE SECOND THING IS THAT I HOPE THAT YOU WILL JOIN ROSIE AND I TOMORROW ON CANADA DAY PROPER BECAUSE THE TWO OF US ARE GOING TO BE BROADCASTING LIVE FROM PARLIAMENT HILL IN OTTAWA. THAT’S FROM 11:00 a.m. EASTERN TO 2:00 p.m. EASTERN. YOU CAN WATCH ON CBC TELEVISION, CBC NEWS NETWORK AND CBC GEM AND ONLINE OTHERWISE. SO I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND I HOPE THAT YOU TUNE IN.>>>THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS JUNE 30th. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT. (*)

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