The National for Sept. 10, 2019 — Canada Votes, U.S. Politics, The Handmaid’s Sequel


[*]>>Adrienne: YOU TONIGHT, ITS ELECTION EVE.>>Andrew: A CALL ONLY HOURS AWAY. THE LEADERS, THE VOTERS, THE STAKES. ROSEMARY BREAKS IT ALL DOWN FROM RIDEAU HALL.>>>DONALD TRUMP’S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR IS OUT.>>Adrienne: AND SUBWAY SUICIDES ARE ON THE RISE. HOW CANADA’S BIGGEST PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEM IS TURNING TO COMMUTERS FOR HELP.>>Andrew: PLUS, THE “HANDMADE’S ” SEQUEL>>THIS IS MORE THAN A BOOK RELEASE. THIS IS A CULTURAL MOMENT.>>ANDREW: WORLDWIDE BUZZ OVER MARGARET ATWOOD’S NEW NOVEL.>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” [*]>>>WELL, IT MAY SEEM THAT THE ELECTION IS UNDERWAY, ADS ARE RUNNING AND CANDIDATES ARE DOOR KNOCKING AND ONE PARTY HAS ROLLED OUT ITS BUS. BUT THE OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN WILL FINALLY GET STARTED TOMORROW. ROSEMARY IS LEADING OUR ELECTION COVERAGE.>>Reporter: WE ARE IN OTTAWA TONIGHT, JUST OUTSIDE RIDEAU HALL. AND IT IS HERE AT RIDEAU HALL WHERE THE PRIME MINISTER WILL BE TOMORROW MORNING TO ASK THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL TO DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT AND TO SEND YOU TO THE POLLS IN ABOUT FIVE AND A HALF WEEKS. THIS ELECTION WILL LOOK A LOT DIFFERENT THAN 2015. JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS NOT THE UNDERDOG, HE WAS THEN. AS DAVID COCHRANE EXPLAINS, HIS OPPONENTS HAVE FOUR YEARS’ WORTH OF LIBERAL LEADERSHIP TO CRITICISE.>>Reporter: ON THE DAY BEFORE IT BEGINS THERE IS STILL A COUNTRY TO RUN AND A REGION SAVAGED BY STORMS.>>Prime Minister Trudeau: THERE ‘S LOTS MORE WORK TO DO. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS HERE TO SUPPORT IN ANY WAY THAT WE CAN.>>Reporter: THE CAMPAIGN WILL BEGIN WITH THE CLEAN-UP STILL UNDERWAY. FOR TRUDEAU, SUCCESS THIS ELECTION HINGES ON RECAPTURING THE MAGIC OF THE LAST ONE.>>Prime Minister Trudeau: BETTE R IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE.>>Reporter: IN 2015, HE SURGED FROM THIRD TO FIRST AS THE LIBERALS MORE THAN DOUBLED THEIR VOTE. SINCE THEN HE’S DELIVERED BIG CHEQUES TO MOST FAMILIES, LOW UNEMPLOYMENT, GOOD ECONOMIC GROWTH. BUT NO LONGER THE LONGSHOT TRUDEAU IS NOW THE INCUMBENT WITH MISSTEPS ON THE WORLD STAGE, POLITICAL CONTROVERSIES AT HOME, AND BROKEN PROMISES ON ELECTION REFORM.>>HE’S NOT AS ADVERTISED.>>Reporter: THE ATTACKS ON TRUDEAU’S CREDIBILITY HAVE ALREADY STARTED TO BOTH DISCOURAGE AND TO COURT LEFT-LEANING VOTERS.>>I AM NOT JUST SAYING THE RIGHT THINGS, BUT ACTUALLY DOING THEM.>>Reporter: WITH THE N.D.P. AND THE GREENS ARGUING THAT YOU CAN’T BE A CLIMATE CHAMPION AND BUY A PIPELINE. SO EXPECT AN ELECTION ABOUT CREDIBILITY, BUT ALSO AFFORDABILITY.>>YOU CAN BUILD A UNIVERSAL PHARMACARE FOR ALL.>>Reporter: THE N.D.P. IS PROMISING TO SPEND BIGGER ON THINGS LIKE PHARMACARE TO HELP CANADIANS MAKE ENDS MEET.>>BECAUSE IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GET AHEAD.>>Reporter: WELL THESE CONSERVATIVE ADS ARE GOING NONSTOP, GOING HARD ON THE ARGUMENT THAT LIFE IS HARDER UNDER THE LIBERALS. [Applause]>>Reporter: THROUGH IT ALL, TRUDEAU CAN STILL DRAW A CROWD. HE’S BEEN DAMAGED BUT NOT DESTROYED BY A YEAR OF CONTROVERSIES AND CONTRADICTIONS. AS THE POLLS CONSISTENTLY SUGGEST THAT HE IS STILL THE MOST POPULAR CHOICE FOR PRIME MINISTER.>>Reporter: OKAY, DAVID OBVIOUSLY, WE HAVE BEEN , WAITING — I HAVE BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME FOR WHAT WILL HAPPEN TOMORROW. ANY SENSE OF WHAT THEY WENT WITH TOMORROW?>>Reporter: AFTER THE MARATHON ELECTION OF 2015 WE KNEW THAT IT WOULD BE ALONG THE CONVENTIONAL LINES — 5, 5 1/2 WEEKS. SO WE KNEW THE LIBERALS WERE TARGETING THIS WEEK FOR QUITE SOME TIME. ONE EXPECTED THING TO MANAGE AND THE EXPECT SIDE THE MANITOBA ELECTION. YOU DON’T WANT TO START ONE ELECTION WHEN A PROVINCIAL ELECTION IS WRAPPING UP TODAY WHICH IS WRAPPING UP TODAY. AND THE UNEXPECTED, THE STORM THAT HIT ATLANTIC CANADA. SO SUNDAY AND MONDAY WERE TAKEN OFF THE SCHEDULE, BECAUSE YOU DON’T WANT TO LAUNCH A CAMPAIGN IN THE MIDDLE OF A NATURAL DISASTER. WHICH BRINGS US TO TOMORROW. 9/11. WHICH IS AN INTERESTING CHOICE IT’S EITHER A BOLD ONE OR AN OMINOUS ONE FOR THE CAMPAIGN BUT THE REALITY IS THAT IT HAD TO BE CALLED BY SUNDAY AND THEY WERE JUST RUNNING OUT OF TIME TO GET THIS STARTED.>>Reporter: AND YOU’RE HITTING THE ROAD WITH THE P.M. TOMORROW?>>Reporter: FIRST STOP IS VANCOUVER.>>Reporter: INTERESTING. WE WILL SEE YOU THEN. DAVID COCHRANE IS HERE AT RIDEAU HALL. SO TOMORROW AT 10:00 A.M. EASTERN, THE PRIME MINISTER WILL VISIT THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL JULIE PAYETTE. AND IT MAY SEEM THAT THE CAMPAIGNS HAVE STARTED BUT THAT VISIT, THAT SPECIFIC VISIT, WILL CHANGE THINGS SIGNIFICANTLY. HERE’S HOW… IT IS ESSENTIALLY THE STARTING GUN FOR THE CAMPAIGN WHICH WILL LAST 40 DAYS. PARLIAMENT IS OFFICIALLY DISSOLVED BY CANADA’S GOVERNOR-GENERAL JULIE PAYETTE. THAT MEANS ALL PENDING LEGISLATION IN THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF COMMONS DIES INCLUDING, FOR INSTANCE, THE FORMAL RATIFICATION OF NAFTA. THERE HAVE ALREADY BEEN RESTRICTIONS ON HOW MUCH POLITICAL PARTIES CAN SPEND BEFORE THE OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN BUT OTHER SPENDING CAPS WILL NOW BE IN PLACE FOR THE DURATION OF IT. ROUGHLY $28 MILLION PER PARTY PROVIDED, OF COURSE, THAT THE PARTY HAS MANAGED TO RAISE THAT KIND OF MONEY TO SPEND, WHICH IS NOT THE CASE FOR ALL OF THEM. SO STARTING TOMORROW YOU WILL SEE MORE ADS, CAMPAIGN PLANES AND BUSES AND, YES, MORE CAMPAIGN SIGNS ON PEOPLE’S FRONT YARDS.>>HE’S A “YES MAN.”>>Reporter: SPENDING FOR THIRD PARTIES ALSO GETS LIMITED DURING THE CAMPAIGN. SO UNIONS OR ADVOCACY GROUPS OR ANYONE ELSE WHO WANTS TO SWAY VOTERS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH ELECTIONS CANADA AND ARE LIMITED TO ABOUT HALF A MILLION DOLLARS DURING THE CAMPAIGN. AND, FINALLY, GET READY TO SEE A LOT MORE OF THE PEOPLE VYING TO BE YOUR NEXT MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND PRIME MINISTER.>>Reporter: OF COURSE, WE WILL HAVE YOU COVERED TOMORROW MORNING, I AM PROBABLY JUST GOING TO SLEEP HERE. I’LL BE BACK AT RIDEAU HALL WITH SPECIAL COVERAGE STARTING AT 9:00 A.M. EASTERN. YOU CAN WATCH IT ALL LIVE ON CBC NEWS NETWORK AND CBC TELEVISION. WE WILL ALSO BE STREAMING ONLINE AT CBCNEWS.CA AND ON OUR CBC NEWS APP AND ON CBC GEM. LATER IN THE HOUR WE’LL DIG INTO ONE OF THE BIG ISSUES FOR VOTERS, THAT’S THE COST OF LIVING. BUT FOR NOW LET’S HEAD BACK TO TORONTO.>>Andrew: YEAH, AND LET’S GET TO THE LATEST BIG CHANGE IN DONALD TRUMP’S WHITE HOUSE. JOHN BOLTON LASTED 17 MONTHS AS TRUMP’S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR, WHICH IS LONGER THAN ANY OTHER. AS PAUL HUNTER TELLS US, MUCH OF THAT TIME WAS SPENT AGGRAVATING THE PRESIDENT.>>Reporter: ON HIS FINAL MORNING AS DONALD TRUMP’S NATIONAL NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR, JOHN BOLTON STEPPED OUTSIDE THE WEST WING, IT WOULD SEEM, FOR SOME PRIVACY. INSIDE A PRESIDENT WITH WHOM BOLTON WAS NOW IRREPARABLY INCOMPATIBLE.>>JOHN BOLTON’S POLICIES AND PRIORITIES JUST DON’T LINE UP WITH THE PRESIDENT’S, SO THE PRESIDENT MADE A CHANGE.>>Reporter: TRUMP TWEETED HE FIRED BOLTON. BOLTON THEN TWEETED HE QUIT. EITHER WAY, TRUMP NOW SEEKS A FOURTH NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR IN THREE YEARS. A KEY POST IN ANY WHITE HOUSE.>>WELL, IT MIGHT WORK WELL ON A TV SHOW WHERE YOUR SIGNATURE LINE IS, “YOU’RE FIRED” BUT IT DOESN’T MAKE FOR PREDICTABLE OR STEADY MANAGEMENT OF THE SENIOR LEVELS OF THE ADMINISTRATION.>>Reporter: THE BROADER VIEW THAT THE WHOLE THING UNDERLINES IF YOU DISAGREE WITH TRUMP YOU’RE DOOMED. BOLTON DISAGREED WITH HIM OFTEN PRESSING FOR A HARDER APPROACH ON NORTH KOREA AND ARGUING AGAINST TRUMP’S PLANS, SINCE CALLED OFF, TO BRING TALIBAN LEADERS TO CAMP DAVID FOR PEACE TALKS AROUND THIS WEEK’S 9/11 ANNIVERSARY.>>President Trump: IT WAS MY IDEA TO TERMINATE IT. I DIDN’T DISCUSS IT WITH ANYBODY ELSE.>>Reporter: AT A WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING TODAY, MEANT TO HAVE INCLUDED BOLTON, THE QUESTION — WILL HIS DEPARTURE NOW MEAN A SOFTER APPROACH ON IRAN? SAID TREASURY SECRETARY STEVE MNUCHIN, TRUMP IS OPEN TO TALKS WITH IRAN’S PRESIDENT, BUT U.S. PRESSURE CONTINUES.>>AND IT’S ABSOLUTELY WORKING. NOW THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE CLEAR THAT HE’S HAPPY TO TAKE A MEETING WITH NO PRE-CONDITIONS. BUT WE ARE MAINTAINING THE MAXIMUM PRESSURE CAMPAIGN.>>Reporter: SAID I RAN TO THAT ALMOST IMMEDIATELY, THE END OF BOLTON SIGNALS THE FAILURE OF U.S. PRESSURE. SO TO MNUCHIN, ANOTHER QUESTION — IS THE U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM A MESS? SAID MNUCHIN, THAT’S RIDICULOUS. PAUL HUNTER, CBC NEWS WASHINGTON.>>Andrew: TO BE FAIR, THE INNER CIRCLES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS DO TEND TO HAVE HIGHER TURNOVERS , BUT TRUMP IS OUTPACING EVERY OTHER IN RECENT MEMORY. SO FAR, DONALD TRUMP HAS HAD SEVEN DIRECTORS OF COMMUNICATION, FOUR SECRETARIES EACH OF HOMELAND SECURITY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND VETERANS’ AFFAIRS. THREE SECRETARIES OF DEFENCE. THREE ATTORNEY GENERALS, THREE DIRECTORS OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. THREE PRESS SECRETARIES AND TWO C.I.A. DIRECTORS. AND KEEP IN MIND THAT’S NOT EVEN A COMPLETE LIST. A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE IS THE ONE THAT I DIDN’T MENTION THERE.>>OKAY, LET’S TURN NOW TO A BIG STORY IN ATLANTIC CANADA. ADRIENNE IS BACK, CLEARLY, FROM NOVA SCOTIA AND YOU HAVE BEEN LEADING OUR COVERAGE OF THE DAMAGE FROM DORIAN. GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK.>>Adrienne: WELL, THANK YOU. IT IS GETTING BETTER THERE. BIT-BY-BIT. BUT WE’RE STILL KEEPING TABS ON THE RECOVERY TONIGHT. SO, POWER, WE KNOW, HAS BEEN RESTORED TO MORE THAN 320,000 HOUSEHOLDS IN NOVA SCOTIA. THAT’S NEARLY 80% OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED. OTHER LOSSES CAN BE HARDER TO FIX. ELIZABETH MCMILLIAN CHECKS IN WITH SOMEONE THAT WE FIRST MET ON SUNDAY.>>Reporter: PAUL REYNAUD IS IN AWE OF THE TEAM WHO HAS SHOWN UP TO HELP HIM. THEY’RE RECOVERING WHAT IS LEFT OF HIS 40-YEAR-OLD GOAT HOUSE.>>THAT IS VERY SURREAL TO TURN AROUND, AND SO MANY PEOPLE, PEOPLE YOU KNOW AND PEOPLE THAT YOU DON’T KNOW AND THEY’RE ALL WET TO THEIR NECKS OUT THERE STANDING IN MUD AND SEAWEED AND DEBRIS.>>Reporter: AND NEARBY BREAKWATER WAS NO MATCH FOR DORIAN’S STORM SURGE. THE POUNDING LEFT REMNANTS OF A DOZEN WHARVES AND SEVERAL SHEDS FLOATING IN THIS COVE.>>IT WAS 10-METRE WAVES. SO THAT’S JUST HUNDREDS OF TONNES OF WATER PUSHING AGAINST A MANMADE STRUCTURE.>>Reporter: ACROSS NOVA SCOTIA, PEOPLE ARE STILL ASSESSING THE DAMAGE. SOLDIERS AND RESERVISTS ARE HELPING TO CLEAR DOWNED TREES. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF HOUSEHOLDS ARE STILL WAITING FOR ELECTRICITY. AND MANY ARE STILL CUT OFF FROM PHONE AND INTERNET SERVICE. THE PUBLIC SAFETY MINISTER SAYS THAT PEOPLE SHOULD REPORT THOSE CONCERNS TO THE CRTC.>>WE NEED TO BUILD INFRASTRUCTURE, INCLUDING TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE, IN THIS COUNTRY THAT IS INCREASINGLY RESISTANT TO ABNORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES BECAUSE AT LEAST FOR ONE REASON THE ACCELERATING CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE.>>Reporter: ACROSS THE COVE, MEMBERS OF THIS CREW HAVE PUT IN MORE THAN 50 HOURS OF WORK SINCE THE STORM PASSED. DESPITE WORRIES ABOUT MORE. VIOLENT WEATHER IN THE FUTURE REYNO AND HIS NEIGHBOURS AREN’T GOING ANYWHERE.>>BUT THE STORMS ARE BIGGER AND THE WATER IS COMING UP HIGHER, SO WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT.>>Reporter: THIS TIME, HE WANTS TO BUILD STRUCTURES THAT CAN BE PULLED OUT OF THE WATER IN ADVANCE OF THE NEXT STORM. ELIZABETH MCMILLIAN, CBC NEWS HERRING COVE, NOVA SCOTIA.>>Adrienne: HERE IN TORONTO, TRANSIT OFFICIALS LAUNCHED A PUBLIC INITIATIVE TODAY ON A SUBJECT OFTEN ONLY WHISPERED ABOUT. THE T.T.C. WANTS OPEN RESPONSIBLE TALK ABOUT SUICIDE FROM EMPLOYEE TO COMMUTER. EVEN STRANGER TO STRANGER. IOANNA ROUMELIOTIS EXPLAINS WHAT IS BEHIND THIS PLAN.>>Reporter: IT COULD BE SO SMALL AND YET IT COULD SAVE A LIFE. A TORONTO SUBWAY, THE MESSAGE TO COMMUTERS — JUST SAY HI.>>A SIMPLE HUMAN CONTACT THAT’S ALL WE’RE REALLY ASKING IS IF YOU SEE SOMEBODY THAT LOOKS UPSET, JUST REACH OUT TO THEM AND SAY HOW’S IT GOING TODAY.>>Reporter: THE NEW INITIATIVE IS PART OF THE TORONTO TRANSIT COMMISSION’S SUICIDE PREVENTION STRATEGY. RESEARCH IN THE U.K. HAS FOUND SMALL TALK CAN BREAK A DEADLY IMPULSE. AND SET SOMEONE ON A PATH TO RECOVERY. SO FAR IN 2019, THERE HAVE BEEN 21 SUICIDE ATTEMPTS THAT RESULTED IN NINE DEATHS ON TORONTO’S SUBWAY.>>WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO DO IS. BROADEN THE NET. WE’VE GOT THE T.T.C. EMPLOYEES IN STATIONS AND WE HAVE OUR SPECIAL CONSTABLES AND WE HAVE JANITORS AND A LOT OF PEOPLE THERE. BUT THEY’RE NOT EVERYWHERE AND THEY’RE NOT ALL THE TIME EVERYWHERE. SO WE’RE TRYING TO REACH OUT AND ASK CUSTOMERS TO LEND A HAND TO BE THE ONE TO SAVE A LIFE.>>Reporter: ASKING COMMUTERS TO HELP ALSO COMES WITH A PLAN FOR WHEN THEY CAN. MENTAL HEALTH VOLUNTEERS WILL BE ON HAND AFTER A SUICIDE INCIDENT TO HELP TRAUMATIZED WITNESSES.>>THE DAY AFTER, BECAUSE PEOPLE TEND TO HAVE CERTAIN SCHEDULES SO THEY MAY RETURN TO THE SCENE AT THE SAME TIME. SO THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO DO IS TO HAVE PEOPLE THERE AROUND THE SAME TIME AS THE DAY BEFORE.>>Reporter: WHAT WOULD YOU OFFER?>>EMOTIONAL SUPPORT AND WHATEVER RESOURCES THAT WE THINK THAT THEY MAY NEED OR THEY MAY ASK FOR.>>Reporter: THE GOAL BEHIND ALL OF THIS IS TO BREAK THE SILENCE AND THE STIGMA AROUND SUICIDE AND TO FRAME IT AS A PREVENTABLE TRAGEDY. BUT THERE’S ALWAYS A FEAR OF TRIGGERING COPYCATS.>>WE WANT TO BE OPEN ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE.>>Reporter: THIS SUICIDE EXPERT IS HELPING THE T.T.C. TO FIND THE RIGHT TONE.>>PEOPLE WHO ARE SUICIDAL ARE VULNERABLE AND VULNERABLE TO MESSAGING. AND WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET THE RIGHT MESSAGE OUT, THAT. THERE IS HOPE AND THAT PEOPLE CARE.>>Reporter: THAT IS THE MESSAGE HERE AND SO IS THE HOPE THAT COMMUTERS REALIZE THEY CAN DO SO MUCH TO SAVE A LIFE WITH SO LITTLE. IOANNA ROUMELIOTIS, CBC NEWS TORONTO. SPEED AND THAT ANNOUNCEMENT IS PART OF THE T.T.C.’S WIDER STRATEGY TO PREVENT SUICIDES. AND “THE NATIONAL” GOT EXCLUSIVE ACCESS AS IT WAS BEING DEVELOPED. WE’LL TAKE YOU INSIDE A LITTLE LATER.>>Andrew: PLUS, TAKING ON BIG TECH. THE GROWING CHALLENGES AND THE SCRUTINIES. WE’RE BACK IN TWO MINUTES. [*]>>Andrew: WELCOME BACK. LET’S GET TO IAN IN OUR NATIONAL NEWSROOM IN VANCOUVER. HE’S WATCHING DEVELOPING STORIES FOR US.>>Ian: THERE IS A MAJOR DEVELOPMENT IN MANITOBA. NOT LONG AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE TONIGHT, A PROJECTION THAT THE P.C.S WON A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT. KAREN PAULS IS AT THE PARTY HEADQUARTERS IN WINNIPEG WHERE THINGS TURNED OUT THE WAY SO MANY PREDICTED.>>Reporter: NO SURPRISES. LOTS OF CHEERS WHEN THE NETWORK DECLARED A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT FOR THE CONSERVATIVES. BRIAN PALLISTER CALLED THE — THIS ELECTION ONE YEAR EARLIER THAN HE HAD TO, AND THAT PUT THE ADVANTAGE TO HIS TEAM AND PUT THE OPPOSITION PLAYING CATCH-UP FOR THE ENTIRE PERIOD. PALLISTER RAN ON A PLATFORM OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY, PROMISING TO BALANCE THE BOOKS AND CUT TAXES. THE N.D.P. TRIED TO PAINT THE TORIES AS RUTHLESS CROSS CUTTERS , CLOSING DOWN EMERGENCIES AND CREATING A HEALTHCARE CRISIS. THAT DID SEEM TO RESONATE WAS SOME VOTERS. THEY HAVE GAINED BACK SOME SEATS, AND ACTUALLY MADE HISTORY WITH THE ELECTION OF THE FIRST TWO BLACK M.L.A.S IN MANITOBA. THE GREENS WERE HOPING TO WIN THEIR FIRST SEAT IN MANITOBA, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THE N.D.P. HIS ARE HANGING ONTO THAT SEAT. IT ALSO LOOKS LIKE THE LIBERALS HAVE LOST THEIR OFFICIAL PARTY STATUS. NORTHERN MANITOBA HAS GONE N.D.P., RURAL MANITOBA IS TORY, AND WINNIPEG STILL HAS SOME VERY TIGHT RACES. IT LOOKS LIKE A MAJORITY CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT HERE IN MANITOBA.>>Ian: KAREN PAUL’S IN WINNIPEG TONIGHT. MORE STORIES DEVELOPING THIS EVENING IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES, NOW IT IS BACK TO TORONTO.>>Andrew: APPLE UNVEILED NEW VERSIONS OF ITS OLD FAVOURITES TODAY AT THE COMPANY’S ANNUAL LAUNCH EVENT, BUT EXECUTIVES MAY HAVE MORE ON THEIR MINDS THEN JUST MOVING PELVIC — PRODUCT. APPLE IS ONE OF THE TECH GIANTS UNDER THE MICROSCOPE FOR DOMINATING THE TECH SPACE AND LEAVING NO ROOM FOR COMPETITION. JACQUELINE HANSEN NOW ON WHETHER THIS COULD BE A TIPPING POINT FOR BIG TECH. [Cheers and Applause]>>THIS IS IPHONE 11.>>Reporter: THIS SHOW IS AS FLASHY AS ALWAYS. BUT BEHIND THE SCENES, APPLE IS FACING PRESSURE TO CHANGE ITS WAYS. COMPETITORS COMPLAIN THAT ITS APP STORE FAVOURS APPLE CONTENT. AND IT’S NOT THE ONLY TECH COMPANY TO BE SCRUTINIZED. YESTERDAY 50 BIPARTISAN U.S. STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL TOOK ON GOOGLE OVER ITS SEARCH RESULTS AND WHETHER IT POINTS PEOPLE TO ITS OWN PRODUCTS.>>WHEN MY DAUGHTER IS SICK AND I SEARCH ONLINE FOR ADVICE OR DOCTORS, I WANT THE BEST ADVICE FROM THE BEST DOCTORS. NOT THE ONES — NOT THE DOCTOR AND NOT THE CLINIC WHO CAN SPEND THE MOST ON ADVERTISING.>>Reporter: BIG TECH IS UNDER INCREASING PRESSURE. LAST WEEK U.S. FEDERAL LAWMAKERS ALSO LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION INTO FACEBOOK OVER HOW IT HANDLES USERS’ DATA. IN SUCH A VOLATILE ENVIRONMENT INVESTORS ARE NOT AS HYPED ABOUT TECH STOCKS AS THEY USED TO BE. OVER THE PAST YEAR, APPLE , AMAZON, AND NETFLIX STOCKS ARE ALL DOWN. AND THE OTHERS ARE FAR OFF THE INCREDIBLE GAINS THEY’VE LONG BEEN KNOWN FOR.>>STARTED WITH 10 COOKS.>>Reporter: THIS ANALYST SAYS THAT EVEN TECH COMPANY INSIDERS ARE SELLING SHARES, PARTICULARLY IN NETFLIX, APPLE, FACEBOOK AND AMAZON. INSIDER SELLING WHEN PRICES ARE LOW IS UNUSUAL.>>SOMETHING GOES ON SALE AT THE SUPERMARKET AND, YOU KNOW, IF IT’S MARKED DOWN YOU BUY IT UNLESS YOU THINK, WELL, WHY IS IT ON SALE? MAYBE IT’S ON SALE FOR A REASON AND MAYBE THIS TECH RALLY HAS APPROACHED ITS SALE DATE AND INSIDERS ARE SELLING.>>Reporter: INSIDERS COULD BE SELLING SHARES FOR LOT OF OTHER EVEN PERSONAL REASONS. STILL, ANALYSTS AND INVESTORS ARE WATCHING FOR WHAT HAPPENS NEXT AND HOW FAR THE REGULATORS GO TO REIN IN SOME OF THESE COMPANIES LEFT TO RUN AND GROW UNCHECKED FOR YEARS. JACQUELINE HANSEN, CBC NEWS TORONTO.>>Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, TIME FOR A QUICK BREAK. WHEN WE COME BACK, IN-DEPTH, THE NUMBER OF SUBWAY SUICIDES IS GROWING, SO WE GOT EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO TORONTO TRANSIT COMMISSION TO TALK ABOUT HOW SMALL, SIMPLE GESTURES COULD REALLY SAVE LIVES. [*] [*]>>Adrienne: WE WANT TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT ONE OF OUR TOP STORIES TONIGHT, THE TORONTO TRANSIT COMMISSION’S PLAN TO DEAL OPENLY WITH SUICIDE. CANADIANS KNOW HOW DIFFICULT THE SUBJECT THIS IS. IT AFFECTS SO MANY. THE STIGMA STILL PERSISTS. AND THE RATE OF DEATH BY SUICIDE MAY HAVE DROPPED NATIONALLY BUT THE T.T.C. HAS SEEN A RISE. AND SO IT’S TALKING ABOUT IT TO EMPLOYEES, TO THE PUBLIC, AND TO US. THROUGH MONTHS OF EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES ACCESS, IOANNA ROUMELIOTIS HEARD THE STORIES THAT SHAPED THE RESPONSE. [*]>>Reporter: ON ANY DAY, AT ANY MOMENT, IT CAN HAPPEN. IN THE DEPTHS OF TORONTO’S SUBWAY, SUICIDE HOVERS LIKE A SILENT SCREAM. PIERCING THOSE LEFT BEHIND.>>PART OF ME DOES BLAME MYSELF BUT, LOGICALLY, I KNOW IT’S NOT MY FAULT. AND I KEEP THINKING OVER AND OVER AND OVER IN MY MIND WHAT COULD I HAVE DONE, WHAT COULD I HAVE DONE BETTER, WHAT DIDN’T I DO, WHY DIDN’T I SEE HIM?>>Reporter: IT WAS BAFFLING AND DEVASTATING. THREE YEARS AGO KAREN’S SON MICHAEL, ENDED HIS LIFE HERE. HE HAD A YOUNG FAMILY, A PROMISING CAREER, SO MUCH TO LIVE FOR.>>IT ENDED QUICKLY. I DON’T THINK THERE’S ANYTHING ABOUT THIS WHOLE THING THAT MAKES IT BETTER. I GUESS HE WAS SUFFERING. WE DIDN’T KNOW IT.>>Reporter: THE DEPTH OF HER SON’S ANGUISH WAS A MYSTERY, BUT IT LED TO AN EXTRAORDINARY OPENNESS. THE TORONTO TRANSIT COMMISSION ACKNOWLEDGED MICHAEL’S DEATH WAS DELIBERATE, IT WAS A CRACK IN THE SILENCE THAT HAD SHROUDED SUBWAY SUICIDE FOR DECADES. A SILENCE THAT THE T.T.C. IS NOW SHATTERING.>>WE’RE NOT GLORIFYING THINGS AND WE’RE NOT BLAMING PEOPLE. BUT WE DO NEED TO TALK ABOUT IT.>>Reporter: AS THE T.T.C.’S CHIEF SAFETY OFFICER, JOHN O’GRADY KNOWS THAT THE SUICIDE STATISTICS ALL TOO WELL. IN EVERY ONE, HE SEES A HUMAN STORY AND HE WANTS TO CHANGE THE WAY THAT THE STORY ENDS.>>THIS IS A 73-YEAR-OLD PERSON…>>Reporter: JOHN IS SHARING THESE IMAGES PUBLICLY FOR THE FIRST TIME.>>HE’S CARRYING A PICTURE FRAME AND SO HE SPENDS A LOT OF TIME STARING AT THE PICTURE FRAME AND HE’S PRETTY MOROSE. HE GETS UP, WALKS TO THE EDGE AND THE TRAIN IS THEN COMING. HE WATCHES THE TRAIN COME IN AND THE JUDGMENT MADE BY THE PERSON WHO IS EVALUATING THIS IS THAT HE WAS PSYCHING HIMSELF UP TO TRY TO BUILD UP COURAGE. MY OWN VIEW IS THAT IT TAKES A LOT OF COURAGE TO TAKE YOUR OWN LIFE, AND IT’S NOT UNCOMMON FOR PEOPLE TO TAKE TIME TO DO IT.>>Reporter: THE HAUNTING VIDEO WAS CAPTURED BY T.T.C. CAMERAS. SUICIDE ATTEMPTS ARE COMPILED FOR TRAINING PURPOSES.>>AND SO THE OTHER BEHAVIOUR THAT WE’RE INTERESTED IN HERE IS HE’S IN THE STATION FOR A WHILE.>>Reporter: JOHN SAYS THAT IT REVEALS A DEVASTATING PICTURE.>>IT’S NOT JUST NUMBERS. IT’S PEOPLE. SO I DON’T KNOW WHO HE IS, BUT HE’S OBVIOUSLY GOT — HE’S OBVIOUSLY SAD. HE’S PROBABLY SAD ABOUT WHOEVER IS IN THAT PICTURE. YOU KNOW, AND ALL OF THESE OTHER PASSENGERS WAITING, THEY’RE GOING TO WITNESS THIS, THEY’RE ALL GOING TO BE TRAUMATIZED AND THEY ARE GOING TO GO HOME AND TALK ABOUT IT AND TRAUMATIZE THEIR FAMILY OR THEIR COWORKERS OR SCHOOLMATES, OR WHAT NOT. IT RIPPLES OUT. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED WHO AREN’T EVEN HERE.>>I THINK WE ARE ABOUT READY TO GET STARTED.>>WE’RE DEVELOPING THIS SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAMME REALLY SINCE 1998…>>Reporter: IT’S ALWAYS BEEN A PRIORITY, AND UNTIL NOW IT’S BEEN BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, BUT BEING QUIET HASN’T HELPED.>>WE KNOW THE AGES BUT THE WHERE AND THE WHEN IS ALL OVER. REGULAR MEETINGS TO LOOK FOR.>>Reporter: THE T.T.C. HOLDS REGULAR MEETINGS TO LOOK FOR SOLUTIONS TO SUICIDE. THERE’S A NEW URGENCY BECAUSE OF AN ALARMING SPIKE IN THE NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS.>>WE HAD ONE THE OTHER NIGHT AT WELLSLEY AND IT WAS A LONG CONVERSATION BETWEEN MY STATION SUPERVISOR AND THE YOUNG GIRL AND WHEN THE NEXT TRAIN CAME IN SHE WENT TO JUMP AND MY STAGE SUPERVISOR PULLED HER BACK. SO IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY THERE TO LEARN FROM WHAT OUR FRONTLINE EMPLOYEES, WHAT THEY’RE TRAINED AND NOW WHAT THEY’RE PUTTING INTO ACTION, RIGHT?>>GOOD IDEA. WE HAVE NEVER DONE A SYSTEMATIC WAY.>>Reporter: EVERY OPTION IS ON THE TABLE.>>THAT CONCLUDES THE MEETING. SO WE’LL BE IN TOUCH…>>Reporter: AND IT’S ALL OUT IN THE OPEN, DESPITE THE FEAR THAT TALKING ABOUT SUICIDE PUBLICLY COULD TRIGGER COPYCATS. WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT TO THE T.T.C. TO BE SO OPEN AND TO TACKLE THIS IN SUCH AN OPEN WAY AND EVEN GIVING US THIS KIND OF ACCESS?>>WELL, NOT TALKING ABOUT IT HASN’T WORKED, IN SUMMARY, SO WE NEEDED TO FIND SOME WAY TO BE RESPONSIBLE ABOUT COMMUNICATING. WE HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO BRING IT UP, TO TALK ABOUT IT, I THINK PROBABLY EVERY FAMILY IN CANADA HAS BEEN TOUCHED BY SUICIDE IN SOME EXTENT. PEOPLE KNOW, AND I THINK PEOPLE ARE WELL AWARE THAT SUICIDE HAPPENS IN THE SUBWAY. SO IT’S NOT A MATTER OF IT BEING NEWS TO PEOPLE.>>Reporter: WHAT IS NEW IS THAT IT’S GETTING WORSE. IN THE LAST TWO YEARS THE NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS HAS MORE THAN DOUBLED. IN THAT TIME NEARLY A HUNDRED PEOPLE HAVE TRIED TO KILL THEMSELVES. TRANSIT WORKERS HAVE ALSO STOPPED DOZENS MORE PEOPLE IN DISTRESS.>>WE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE HEADING OVER TO THE STATION…>>Reporter: WHEN AND WHERE IS LARGELY RANDOM.>>135A, GO AHEAD.>>Reporter: THE ONLY REAL PATTERN IS A LACK OF ONE. SUICIDE IS A CONSTANT GRIM EXPECTATION AND THERE CAN NEVER BE ENOUGH EYES WATCHING.>>ROGER.>>NEXT STATION IS VICTORIA PARK… VICTORIA PARK STATION.>>I REMEMBER GETTING UP OFF MY SEAT AND SLAMMING ON THE EMERGENCY AND SCREAMING “NO,” AND THEN THAT BIG LOUDEST BANG THAT I HAVE EVER HEARD…>>Reporter: THIS MAN COULDN’T STOP IN TIME. HE WAS DRIVING INTO THE STATION WHEN HE HIT A MAN. FOUR YEARS LATER HE CAN STILL HEAR HIS SCREAMS.>>HE WAS JUST SCREAMING HELP ME, GOD HELP ME, PLEASE HELP ME OVER AND OVER AND OVER. YOU’RE DREAMING ABOUT IT AND YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME. AND YOU HEAR SOMEONE SCREAM AND YOU THINK ABOUT IT AND YOU’RE LOOKING OVER, RIGHT?>>Reporter: JAMES’ NIGHTMARE REVEALS A SHOCKING TRUTH. DEATH IS NO GUARANTEE. HALF OF PEOPLE WHO ATTEMPT SUICIDE BY SUBWAY SURVIVE THE INITIAL IMPACT. THOSE WHO LIVE HAVE HORRENDOUS INJURIES. JAMES DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MAN THAT HE STRUCK.>>I DON’T THINK THAT I WANT TO KNOW.>>Reporter: WHY IS THAT?>>ONLY BECAUSE THERE’S THAT HOPE THAT HE LIVED. AND MAYBE HE IS STILL ALIVE TODAY AND MAYBE HE’S PICKED HIMSELF UP. AND, YOU KNOW, EVEN I FEEL, YOU KNOW, EMOTIONAL ABOUT IT. IF HE DID DIE, YOU KNOW, I MEAN HIS FAMILY — DID HE HAVE BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND HE HAS A MOM AND DAD. I MEAN, THE IMPACT, NOT JUST FOR ME AND MY FAMILY BUT HIS FAMILY AS WELL TO CHOOSE THAT, I MEAN IT’S TOUGH, RIGHT? IT’S TOUGH. SO I DON’T THINK THAT I — I JUST WANT TO THINK HE SURVIVED. THAT’S WHAT I WANT TO THINK. AND THAT WILL HELP ME THROUGH MY DAY I THINK.>>Reporter: IT TOOK A WHILE TO GET THROUGH A SINGLE DAY. JAMES WAS ON LEAVE FOR 17 MONTHS. THE COST ASSOCIATED TO EMPLOYEES’ MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY IS HUGE. THE COST OF SERVICE DELAYS CAN BE STAGGERING TOO. A SINGLE INCIDENT CAN ADD UP TO MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF LOST TIME.>>IS THE WORK PROGRESSING SATISFACTORILY?>>Reporter: THOSE COLD CALLS. THE EMOTIONAL TONE IS DRIVING A RENEWED PUSH FOR A PERMANENT SOLUTION.>>I SEE THAT WORK REALLY REALLY WELL IN PLACES LIKE SINGAPORE AND CHINA AND HONG KONG.>>Reporter: IT’S BEEN TALKED ABOUT MANY TIMES, AND NOW THE FIRST CONCRETE STEP IN YEARS. A TEAM OF EXPERTS IS ASSESSING WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO BUILD PLATFORM-EDGED DOORS, PHYSICAL BARRIERS THAT ONLY OPEN WHEN TRAINS ARE IN THE STATION. IT WOULD COST AT LEAST A BILLION DOLLARS TO RETRO FIT AN AGING SUBWAY STATION. THE POLITICAL WILL TO FUND IT HAS TO BE THERE. AND MORE THAN ANYTHING, THE CONVICTION, JOHN SAYS, TO DO THE RIGHT THING.>>IT’S A MORAL IMPERATIVE. SO KNOWING THAT WE HAVE A SOLUTION TO ALL OF THIS LOSS OF LIFE, HOW CAN WE NOT GO AHEAD AND DO IT? IF YOU KNOW THAT THERE’S SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN DO THAT’S GOING TO SAVE ONE LIFE AND YOU ARE DUTY BOUND TO DO THAT THING.>>Reporter: THE DOORS WOULD ALSO MEAN A REPRIEVE FROM BEING ON GUARD ALL THE TIME. ON THIS DAY, JOHN BREAKS AWAY TO WATCH OVER A MAN WHO SEEMS VULNERABLE.>>HE’S ACTING IN AN UNUSUAL WAY SO I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT HE GOT ON THE TRAIN SAFELY.>>Reporter: WERE YOU WORRIED THAT HE WAS GOING TO DO SOMETHING?>>YEAH.>>Reporter: IS IT ALWAYS ON YOUR MIND WHEN YOU ARE AT THE SUBWAY?>>YEAH, PRETTY MUCH. PRETTY MUCH.>>Reporter: IF THE FUNDING FOR THE DOORS COMES THROUGH, IT’S STILL YEARS AWAY. SO WHAT NOW? THE T.T.C. IS REFRESHING ITS CRISIS LINE POSTERS, REMINDING PEOPLE HELP IS A CALL AWAY. AND THERE’S A NEW PLAN TO ENCOURAGE COMMUTERS TO APPROACH SOMEONE WHO APPEARS TO BE DISTRESSED. THE RESEARCH SHOWS THAT A SIMPLE HELLO COULD BREAK A DEADLY IMPULSE.>>THEY NEED SOMEBODY TO ACKNOWLEDGE. I NEED TO NOT FEEL ALONE IN THAT MOMENT.>>Reporter: IN THAT DESPERATE MOMENT, 11 YEARS AGO, PAUL HANDLEMAN SAYS THAT HE WANTED TO DIE. AND THEN HE LOCKED EYES WITH A STRANGER ON THE SUBWAY PLATFORM.>>MY BODY WAS TREMBLING. I WAS A MESS. TEARS STARTED COMING DOWN MY FACE AND I JUST SAID, CAN YOU TALK TO ME, JUST TALK TO ME. AND HE DID. HE SAID, OKAY, WHAT’S GOING ON YOU OKAY? AND I AM LIKE, NO, NO. THAT WAS THE START AND THE END OF IT. I GOT ON THE TRAIN AND THE MOMENT I DID, AND THE MOMENT I STEPPED ON THE TRAIN I JUST FELT THIS COMPLETE SIGH OF RELIEF. YEAH, YEAH, IT WAS JUST, OKAY, I GOT THROUGH THIS.>>Reporter: HOW GRATEFUL ARE YOU FOR TURNING TO THAT MAN THAT DAY?>>YOU KNOW, IN A WEIRD WAY I OWE MY LIFE TO HIM, I GUESS. I HAVE NO IDEA WHO THAT PERSON IS, IF HE WALKED BY ME RIGHT NOW I WOULD NEVER KNOW. I CAN’T EVEN REMEMBER WHAT HE LOOKS LIKE. BUT HE WAS JUST A PERSON THAT CARED. AND DID THE RIGHT THING.>>Reporter: IT WAS A TURNING POINT AND IT SET HIM ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY.>>THERE’S NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE IT. I’M HERE, I’M HAPPY. I WAKE UP HAPPY EVERY DAY. I NEVER THOUGHT THIS WOULD HAPPEN, NEVER.>>Reporter: KAREN CAN’T HELP BUT WONDER IF SMALL TALK COULD HAVE SAVED HER SON’S LIFE.>>I’LL LOOK OUT HERE AND I WANT TO SEE, OKAY, WHERE WAS HE IN THIS WHOLE PLATFORM AREA. YOU KNOW, AND SOMEBODY WAS WATCHING.>>Reporter: IT WAS THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY AND THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE AROUND.>>AND I ALWAYS THINK TOO WHETHER SOMEBODY WAS THERE ON THE PLATFORM SAID, HEY, BUDDY WANT TO GO FOR A SMOKE? YOU KNOW, OR JUST, HEY, BUDDY — THAT WOULD HAVE GOT THAT OUT OF HIS MIND.>>Reporter: SHE’LL NEVER KNOW. BUT JOHN SAYS THAT THE SUFFERING AND THE SILENCE HAS TO END.>>WE NEED TO MOBILIZE PUBLIC OPINION. WE NEED TO SHINE A LIGHT ON IT AND SAY, YOU WOULDN’T WANT THIS TO HAPPEN TO ANYBODY IN YOUR FAMILY. AND IT’S HAPPENING TO OTHER PEOPLE’S FAMILIES AND IT MAY HAPPEN TO SOMEBODY IN YOUR FAMILY. SO LET’S GET THIS DONE. THIS NEEDS TO GET DONE.>>Reporter: BECAUSE IF THERE EVER WAS SAFETY IN SILENCE THE FEELING HERE IS THAT IT’S GONE. IOANNA ROUMELIOTIS, CBC NEWS TORONTO.>>Adrienne: EXTRAORDINARY SHIFT TO START TALKING ABOUT IT BUT TALKING MATTERS. SO IF YOU OR SOMEONE THAT YOU KNOW ARE THINKING OF SUICIDE THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT YOU CAN TALK TO. YOU CAN CONTACT CRISIS SERVICES CANADA, OR KIDS HELP PHONE. THOSE NUMBERS ARE ON YOUR SCREEN. [*]>>Andrew: WE WILL TAKE A TWO MINUTE BREAK. BUT WHEN WE COME BACK, MORE FROM ROSIE. WHO IS THE AVERAGE CANADIAN VOTER? THE ANSWER MIGHT SURPRISE YOU. [*] [*]>>Reporter: WELCOME BACK TO RIDEAU HALL IN OTTAWA, THE NATION’S CAPITAL. TOMORROW THE FEDERAL ELECTION WILL FORMALLY GET UNDERWAY RIGHT HERE, IN FACT. AND SO GET READY FOR MORE DOOR KNOCKING AND MORE ADS, ALL TO DESIGNED TO WIN OVER AS MANY AS YOU AS POSSIBLE. BUT WHO IS THE AVERAGE CANADIAN VOTER ANYWAY AND WHAT ARE THEY MOST CONCERNED ABOUT? WE ASKED PETER ARMSTRONG TO FIND OUT.>>Reporter: WHO ARE WE? WHO IS THE CANADIAN VOTER? 17 AND A HALF MILLION CANADIANS VOTED IN THE LAST ELECTION, BUT WHAT DO WE REALLY KNOW ABOUT ONE ANOTHER? IT’S EASY TO SEE OUR COUNTRY AS AN ECONOMY DRIVEN BY RESOURCES OR BANKING, BUT THE MOST COMMON JOB AMONG CANADIAN MEN IS TRUCK DRIVER. THE MOST COMMON JOB AMONG CANADIAN WOMEN IS RETAIL SALES. HOW MUCH DO WE MAKE? THE POLITICAL PARTIES WILL TALK INCESSANTLY ABOUT THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THOSE WHO ARE WORKING HARD TO JOIN IT. BUT THE MIDDLE CLASS HAS BECOME A CATCHPHRASE THAT DOESN’T REALLY MEAN ANYTHING. HERE’S WHAT WE CAN SAY. THE TYPICAL FAMILY BRINGS IN ABOUT $70,000 A YEAR. THE THING THAT WE’RE MOST CONCERNED ABOUT HEADING INTO THIS ELECTION IS THE COST OF LIVING. WHICH MAKES SENSE. WE’VE SEEN 10 YEARS OF ECONOMIC EXPANSION, WHICH THE MOST RECENT DATA SHOW HAS MOSTLY BENEFITED THE RICH. STOCKS ARE UP 275%. WHILE WAGES HAVE REMAINED FLAT. CANADIAN HOUSEHOLDS CARRY RECORD LEVELS OF DEBT. FOR EVERY DOLLAR WE EARN WE OWE $1.73. AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN CANADA IS BOTTOMING. WHILE THE ECONOMY IS BROADLY SPEAK DOING WELL, IT DEPENDS IN LARGE PART WHERE YOU LIVE. THE POINT OF ALL OF THIS IS THAT THERE IS NO ONE SINGLE CANADIAN VOTER. NO TYPICAL EXPERIENCE. WHICH IS WHY ELECTIONS MATTER. IT’S OUR CHANCE TO BREAK OUT OF THESE BUBBLES, BECAUSE IF WE DON’T DO IT NOW, WHEN WILL WE? PETER ARMSTRONG, CBC NEWS TORONTO.>>Reporter: SO IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR LOCAL M.P., YOU KNOW, BEFORE THEY AREN’T ANYMORE AFTER TOMORROW THEIR WEBSITES MIGHT BE A GOOD PLACE TO START. BUT A CBC NEWS INVESTIGATION HAS FOUND THAT THOSE SITES COULD BE TRACKING YOU. ASHLEY BURKE SHOWS US HOW.>>Reporter: BEFORE TOMORROW’S OFFICIAL ELECTION START, M.P.S ARE OUT GATHERING INFORMATION DOOR-TO-DOOR AND THEY ARE ALSO COLLECTING IT CLICK TO CLICK.>>AND WE GO TO SEE HOW MUCH THEY ARE TRACKING, WE SEE THAT THERE ARE SEVEN TRACKERS.>>Reporter: A CBC NEWS INVESTIGATION LOOKED AT EVERY M.P.S’ WEBSITE AND IT’S FOUND SOMETHING CALLED “TRACKERS.” EMBEDDED IN THE MAJORITY OF THEM. THEY ARE USED TO GATHER INFORMATION ON USER BEHAVIOUR BUT SOME ARE USED FOR ADVERTISING. THERE CAN BE MULTIPLE TRACKERS PER WEBSITE.>>WHAT THEY ARE ARE LITTLE PIECES OF SOFTWARE DATED THEY GET PUT ON YOUR COMPUTER EVERY TIME YOU GO TO A WEBSITE THAT LETS THAT WEBSITE BETTER TRACK WHAT YOU DID ON THE WEBSITE.>>Reporter: IF YOU VISIT AND M.P.’S WEBSITE AND THEY HAVE AN ADVERTISING TRACKER, THEIR RE-ELECTION ADS COULD POP UP IN YOUR FACEBOOK FEED OR OTHER WEBSITES THAT YOU VISIT.>>IT’S NOT DISCLOSED THAT THESE TRACKERS EXIST. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT DATA IS BEING COLLECTED, WE DON’T KNOW WHO IT IS SHARED WITH AND WE DON’T KNOW HOW IT’S BEING USED TO THEN TARGET US LATER.>>Reporter: TRACKERS ARE EVERYWHERE. CBC’S WEBSITE AND OTHER CANADIAN COMPANIES ALSO USE THEM. BUT POLITICAL PARTIES ARE EXEMPT FROM CANADA’S PRIVACY LAWS RESTRICTING HOW THIS DATA IS USED.>>I JUST FIND THAT APPALLING TRULY, BECAUSE THERE’S NO TRANSPARENCY, THERE’S NO ACCOUNTABILITY WITH THESE. M.P.S’ USE OF TRACKERS ON THEIR WEBSITE.>>Reporter: N.D.P. M.P. CHARLIE ANGUS HAS TRACKERS ON HIS WEBSITE BUT HE SAYS THEY’RE NOT BEING USED FOR MALICIOUS PURPOSES.>>THEY’RE NOT BEING USED IN ANY CAPACITY EXCEPT IN THE ELECTION TO MAKE SURE THAT IF AN AD TARGETS SOMEONE, AND SOMEONE CLICKS ON AND GOES TO THE WEBSITE, WE KNOW THAT’S WHERE THEY CAME FROM.>>Reporter: AND THEY CAN’T USE WEBSITES TO ASK FOR DONATIONS OR GET REELECTED, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THESE TRACKERS, THERE ARE GREY ZONES AND GAPS IN THE LAW. THE M.P.S PLAN TO LOOK INTO IT BUT THAT WON’T HAPPEN UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION. ASHLEY BURKE, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Reporter: IT’S GOING TO BE AN EXCITING NEXT 40 DAYS OR SO AND WE’LL MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE ALL OF THE INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED BEFORE YOU VOTE. WE’VE HIT THE GROUND RUNNING. CRISS-CROSSING THE COUNTRY AND VISITING KEY BATTLEGROUNDS THAT WILL DECIDE THE ELECTION. SUNDAY NIGHT, “THE NATIONAL” WILL HAVE SPECIAL CAMPAIGN COVERAGE WITH A NEW POLITICAL PANEL THAT TAKES YOU INSIDE OF THE PARTY WERE ROOMS. AND, OF COURSE, “AT ISSUE” WILL BE HERE EVERY THURSDAY TO HELP YOU TO MAKE SENSE OF IT ALL. BUT FOR NOW BACK TO TORONTO. [*]>>Andrew: IAN IS BACK IN TWO MINUTES WITH MORE DEVELOPING NEWS.>>>PLUS, LATER, THE BOOK LAUNCH THAT HAS FANS LINING UP AROUND. THE WORLD. [*>>TOMORROW ON THE DAILY LOSE — DAILY NEWS PODCAST, WE KICKOFF OUR FEDERAL ELECTION PACKAGE TO LOOK AT THE PATH TO VICTORY. SUBSCRIBE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCAST.>>Ian: WELCOME BACK TO OUR NATIONAL NEWSROOM IN VANCOUVER. A VIGIL WAS HELD IN WASHINGTON TODAY TO HONOUR THE 157 PEOPLE WHO DIED IN THE ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES CRASH.>>FOR THE LAST SIX MONTHS, OUR LIVES, THE LIVES OF THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS, MY LIFE, HAS NOT MOVED AN INCH.>>Ian: EIGHTEEN CANADIANS WERE AMONG THOSE KILLED ON MARCH TENTH ONE FLIGHT 302 CRASHED SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS ALSO MET WITH THE AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS TO EXPRESS CONCERNS ABOUT THE BOEING 737 MAX 8 PLANE AND WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING THE PILOTS MIGHT RECEIVE BEFORE THE PLANE IS PUT BACK IN THE AIR.>>>HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN EVACUATED IN AUSTRALIA AS CREWS BATTLE MORE THAN 130 FIRES IN THE COUNTRY’S EAST COAST. EXTREME HEAT AND DRY CONDITIONS ARE THOUGHT TO BE FACTORS IN THE UNUSUALLY FIERCE FIRES, BUT POLICE ARE ALSO INVESTIGATING WHETHER SOME WERE DELIBERATELY SET. MORE THAN 400 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES. ALTHOUGH COMMON THIS TIME OF YEAR, THE DAMAGE IS MORE SEVERE AND WIDESPREAD THAN IN THE PAST.>>>NORTH KOREA IS DISPLAYING. — DISPLAYING WHAT IT CALLED A SUPER LARGE, MULTIPLE ROCKET LAUNCHER. STATE MEDIA IS RELEASING IMAGES THE COUNTRY’S LEADER, KIM JONG-UN, WITH THE WEAPONRY. THIS IS THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF TESTS IN RECENT MONTHS AND IT CAME HOURS AFTER A TOP NORTH KOREAN DIPLOMAT SUGGESTED THAT THE COUNTRY WANTS TO RESUME DE-NUCLEARIZATION TALKS WITH THE UNITED STATES.>>>AND A CANADIAN WHOSE STREET PHOTOGRAPHY TURNED ORDINARY MOMENTS INTO RENOWNED WORKS OF ART HAS DIED. FRED HERZOG CAPTURED STREET SCENES ON FILM. HE MOVED FROM GERMANY TO NEW YORK IN THE FIFTIES. HIS WORK WASN’T FEATURED IN A SOLO EXHIBIT UNTIL 2007 BUT HE QUICKLY BECAME ONE OF CANADA’S MOST ACCLAIMED PHOTOGRAPHERS. THE 88-YEAR-OLD PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY IN VANCOUVER.>>>STILL AHEAD TONIGHT, THE REAL EVENTS THAT INSPIRED MARGARET ATWOOD’S LATEST BOOK AND WHY SHE WAITED MORE THAN 30 YEARS TO WRITE THIS ONE. WE’RE BACK IN TWO MINUTES. [*]>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, HAVE A GREAT DAY.>>THANK YOU.>>Andrew: THAT IS THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SEQUEL TO MARGARET ATWOOD’S CLASSIC NOVEL “THE HANDMAID’S TALE.” IT’S CALLED “THE TESTAMENT” AND IT JUST WENT ON SALE TODAY AND IT’S ALREADY IN THE RUNNING FOR THE GILLER PRIZE. NOW AS FOR ATWOOD HERSELF, THE LAUNCH OF THIS NOVEL HAS GONE GLOBAL. CAMERON MACINTOSH SHOWS US FROM LONDON.>>Reporter: LONDON’S NATIONAL THEATRE LITTLE GREEN WITH THAT FAMILIAR SILHOUETTE, MARGARET ATWOOD’S GLOBAL LAUNCH OF “THE TESTAMENT” MAKING ITS MARK HERE. FROM THE POSTERS IN THE LONDON TUBE STATIONS, A MUST-READ ON THE WAY HOME, BEING SNAPPED UP IN BOOKSTORES. MOTIVATED, SAYS ATWOOD, BY POLARIZATION AND DISENFRANCHISEMENT THAT SHE FIRST WARNED OF IN THE 80S.>>PEOPLE WERE TALKING ABOUT WHAT THEY’D LIKE TO DO IN THE UNITED STATES IF THEY HAD THE POWER. AND NOW THEY DO HAVE THE POWER.>>Reporter: THE BOOK IS A FOLLOW-UP TO THE 1985 DYSTOPIAN CLASSIC “THE HANDMAID’S TALE.” AT ONE POINT IT WAS NOT CLEAR THAT SHE’D COME UP WITH A SEQUEL AND NOW IT’S GETTING A PUSH LIKE FEW OTHERS. LAST NIGHT A HARRY POTTER-STYLE MIDNIGHT LAUNCH. THOSE AREN’T KIDS IN LINE.>>I’M A LITTLE BIT FRIGHTENED BECAUSE SHE SEEMS TO HAVE AS THEY SAY A FAR SIGHT OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD.>>THIS IS MORE THAN A BOOK RELEASE, THIS IS A CULTURAL MOMENT. IT’S FOR EVERYBODY. AND IT’S FANTASTIC TO GET THE KIND OF NEWS COVERAGE THAT THIS BOOK IS GETTING. THIS NEVER HAPPENS FOR BOOKS.>>THERE IS NO RESISTANCE.>>Reporter: IT WAS ADAPTED AS A TV SERIES AND OFFERS DISTURBING VIEW OF A THEOCRACY TO — OPPRESSING WOMEN’S FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS. ATWOOD SAYS THAT TODAY’S DIVISIVE RHETORIC DREW HER BACK TO IT, SPECIFICALLY. PARTICULARLY AMERICAN DEBATES OVER REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS.>>NONE OF THIS WOULD BE HAPPENING UNLESS COUNTRIES WERE PUTTING PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF WOMEN’S BODIES WHO ARE NOT THOSE WOMEN.>>Reporter: SHE IS BEING CELEBRATED, “TIME” CALLING HER A RELUCTANT PROPHET. THE PRINT RUNS COULD HIT THE MILLIONS.>>I THINK THAT THIS KIND OF THING COULD BE RUINOUS FOR A 35-YEAR-OLD, BECAUSE WHERE DO YOU GO FROM THERE? IN MY CASE WE KIND OF KNOW THE.>>Reporter: AND THAT GREEN IMAGRY FROM THE COVER DOWN TO HER NAILS? IT’S CENTRAL TO THE BOOK’S PLOT AND ALREADY A CELEBRATED WORK AS SHE NEARS HER 80th BIRTHDAY. CAMERON MACINTOSH, CBC NEWS LONDON. [*]>>Adrienne: MARGARET ATWOOD, ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL STORYTELLERS AND HER IMPACT IS FELT AROUND THE WORLD, AND NOW THE MUCH ANTICIPATED SEQUEL TO “THE HANDMAID’S TALE” HAS LANDED. OUR FEATURE INTERVIEW IS A TV EXCLUSIVE, THAT’S COMING SOON ON “THE NATIONAL.” WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH TONIGHT’S “MOMENT” AND WHAT HAPPENED WHEN A CALGARY WOMAN DISCOVERED WHY HER LONG-TIME HAIRDRESSER ALWAYS SORT OF FELT LIKE FAMILY. THAT’S NEXT. [*] [*]>>Adrienne: ANDREA FLECK ALWAYS HAD A SPECIAL CONNECTION WITH HER HAIRDRESSER. SHE HAS BEEN HIS CLIENT FOR SEVEN YEARS. SHE SHARED ALL SORTS OF HER SECRETS WITH HIM. BUT WHAT SHE DIDN’T KNOW WAS JUST HOW CLOSE THAT CONNECTION REALLY WAS BECAUSE IT WASN’T UNTIL THEY BOTH SENT AWAY THEIR D.N.A. THAT SHE LEARNED THAT HER HAIRDRESSER WAS HER HALF-BROTHER. AND THAT IS OUR “MOMENT” OF THE DAY.>>RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING GOSH, WHEN WE FIRST MET, I KNEW THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING — A CONNECTION THERE. [*]>>I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO PUT IT, BUT WE’RE ALMOST LIKE OLD SOULS, KINDRED SPIRITS.>>WHAT HAPPENED IS THAT TROY GOT THE RESULTS FROM THAT D.N.A. TEST FIRST. SO HE GOT CONNECTED TO THIS HALF UNCLE OF HOURS IN THE UNITED STATES.>>AND I WAS SUPPOSED TO TALK TO THIS GIRL IN CALGARY. SHE HAS THE SAME D.N.A. PERCENTAGES AS YOU DO TO ME. AND WE GET ON A THREE-WAY CALL AND AS SOON AS WE ALL CONNECTED AS ANDREA WAS SAYING — ANDREA , TROY, AND WE BURST INTO LAUGHTER. THERE WAS A LOT OF GIGGLING AND CRYING.>>SO I WOULD HAVE NEVER IMAGINED THAT THIS WOULD HAVE HAPPENED, BUT, YEAH, IF I COULD HAVE PICKED A BROTHER, TROY WOULD BE IT.>>Ian: THIS IS A FANTASTIC STORY, OBVIOUSLY AN INCREDIBLE COINCIDENCE. AND, LISTEN, FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, I WAS JUST COUNTING THEM, I HAVE SEVEN RELATIVES IN CANADA WHO ARE GENETICALLY CONNECTED TO ME, SO NOT BY MARRIAGE, BUT SEVEN BLOOD RELATIVES, I GUESS. I KNOW WHERE THEY ALL ARE RIGHT NOW. I WOULD NEVER HAVE THIS EXPERIENCE. AND I DEFINITELY KNOW THAT I’M NOT RELATED TO MY HAIRSTYLIST.>>Andrew: WELL, MAYBE, YOU NEVER KNOW, IAN. SEE, LIKE MY TAKE ON THIS IS THAT, LIKE, I THINK THAT IT’S SUCH A FASCINATING STORY AND THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS. BUT I ALSO THINK THAT IT’S TERRIFYING. IT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT I KNOW THAT I WOULD EVER REALLY UNDERTAKE BECAUSE, AGAIN, THE POTENTIAL IS SO GREAT. MAYBE YOU END UP WITH THIS WONDERFUL CONNECTION AND MAYBE IT TURNS OUT BADLY, I DON’T KNOW. MAYBE THAT SAYS SOMETHING WEIRD ABOUT ME.>>Adrienne: I WOULD TOTALLY DO IT, TOTALLY DO IT. AND WE’RE MISSING THE HEADLINE HERE WHICH IS THAT HER HAIRCUTS ARE NOW FREE. [Laughter] THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR SEPTEMBER 10TH. GOODNIGHT.>>Andrew: GOOD NIGHT.>>Ian: GOOD NIGHT. [*]

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