The National for January 24, 2018 - Larry Nassar, Canada Trade, Canada Post
It's Wednesday January 24th. And this is the not tonight. The unintended, consequences. Of those popular. DNA, tests not, just unlocking, the secrets of your heritage for, some breaking, open family, secrets. The. Liberals drop another campaign pledge failing, to deliver on Canada, Post at every door but we begin with a riveting, televised, courtroom, drama south of the border and a judge who delivered a most anticipated sentence. I'm. Giving you, 175. Years which. Is 2100. Months I. Just. Find yourself warned. And. With, that former, USA, Gymnastics. Dr., Larry Nasser, learned today he will spend the rest of his life in prison with. The century, and change tacked on to make a point for years, Nasser, molested. Young female, gymnast, after, he was led away applause. Broke, out, catharsis. For his victims many of whom provided. Moving, victim, impact statements. Over the last week. Those. Statements, riveted, viewers, with some of the women struggling, to speak others, staring. Nasser dead in the eye delivering. Messages of, outrage, Eleanor. Oh looks at some of the most powerful, moments, for. Disgraced, USA, Gymnastics, dr. Larry Nasser, today, was an end to, a week of reckoning. It's, unfair what you have taken from all of us, you. Don't deserve a fair, nor. Peaceful ending to your life my, hate towards you was uncontrollable. Larry. Nasser I hate you, woman. After woman more. Than 150. In court, and in written statements. Detailing. Harrowing, encounters, with, the doctor who disguised, sexual. Abuse as medical. Treatment, Rachael, den Hollander was, the first woman to come forward Larry, meticulously. Groomed, me for. The purpose of exploiting, me for his sexual game he. Penetrated, me he, groped me he, fondled, me and then, he whispered questions, about how it felt how, does this feel. And does, this make you feel better Kaylee I only. Said yes holding. Back my tears pain. And disgust, in hopes, that you would stop the, most famous faces in US gymnastics, are among Nasser's, victims. Gabby Douglas mckayla. Maroney Simone. Biles gold. Medalist, Ali Raisman was, 15, when, NASA first molested, her let, this sentence, strike fear and anyone. Who thinks it is okay to hurt another person abusers. Your time is up the. Survivors, are here standing. Tall and we are not going. Anywhere. Nasir. Spoke briefly to his victims your, words these past several days. Have. Had, a significant, emotional. Effect on myself and. Has shaken me to my core but. The judge disputed. Nasser's remorse, reading, a letter he wrote that shocked the courtroom the, media, convinced, them that everything. I did was wrong and bad. They. Feel I broke their trust. Hell. Hath, no fury, like a woman scorned. And. She. Praised the women for coming forward with, a message, for others it, stops, now. Speak. Out like these survivors, become, part of the army. As. Nasser, was led out of court a sense of victory but. Also lingering. Questions, why, and how did, this happen Ellen. Morrow CBC, News Washington, and, one. Of NASA's victims, who spoke so powerfully, in court had, some sharp words for.
His Former employers, as well we, saw the worst sexual. Assault scandal in history, unfold, because, a predator, was left in power for, decades, despite. Warning, signs, despite. Red flags, despite. Direct reports, of assault, that. Message was not lost on the National, Collegiate Athletic, Association which, is open an investigation, into Michigan. State University, where NASA used to work victims. Have also called for independent. Investigations. Of his, other former, employers, USA. Gymnastics. And the US Olympic Committee. Today. Gymnastics. Canada, said it is deeply, disturbed, by the Larry Nasser story the group has signed, on to the responsible. Coaching, movement, and its three main tenets background. Screening now required, for all coaches, judges. And support. Staff at domestic competitions. Not just for national teams those, same people must take ethical. Training called, respect, in sports, and the, rule of two requires, two coaches with an athlete especially a, minor athlete, when, in a potentially. Vulnerable situation, one of them must also be, the same gender, as the athlete. Now. Quebec provincial, police force said today it is investigating, complaints against. A gymnastics, coach including. Two, of sexual, assault from, seven, women who were 10 to 20 years of age at the time of the incidents police would, not name the coach but radio-canada. Sports has confirmed, it is michelle arsenal, last month he was dropped, by an Edmonton gym after radio Canada reported allegations. By three former, gymnast from Montreal they, said they suffered, abuse when, they were minors, in the 80s, and early 90s. Any. In the the sheer number, of the, women assaulted, by Larry Nasser, it is shocking. And all those victim impact statements, have, been made so painfully. Clear but those, impacted, by crime in this country are also speaking, out passion, passionately. In a story that we know you're tracking tonight yet, another sentencing. Hearing today Adrienne no cameras, of this one but it too was very emotional. The, hearing in Winnipeg, the sentencing, of a drug dealer who killed a teenager, Cooper, Nemec one, murder but many victim, impact statements. Including, from Nemitz father who, shared an excerpt of his statement, with, the CBC. When. I saw Cooper at the funeral home in private and was alone I could not believe what I was seeing in front of me as I touched his hair and held his hand one last time I fell, to my knees and cried like I've never cried before and, asked. God why I then, realized that this was no dream your honor this. Lifeless body was Cooper, my firstborn, my son murdered. At age 17. Your, Honor I am Brett nimeth honored, and proud to be Cooper's father I love you Cooper more than you will ever know you could now rest in peace my son, under. Canadian law it is not just close family, members who can give victim impact statements. And in, this case there was considerable, debate over how many were allowed to Karen. Paul's was in the courtroom today, got. What we asked for. But. It doesn't bring my son back Cooper, Nemitz parents, Brent and gay leaned on the sentence, handed to his killer life, in prison with, no chance of parole for 16, years he got what he deserved Cooper. Was a popular, hockey player and grade 12 student, who disappeared, after leaving a Valentine's, Day house party, in 2016. Hundreds. Of students, friends and strangers, joined in the search nicholas. Bell right ultimately, pleaded, guilty to, second-degree murder but. His sentencing, hearing was, delayed for, more than a week because an unprecedented, number of people, 96. Submitted. Victim impact statements. Today, was emotional, as 16 of them read theirs out loud to the courts his, mother shared, an excerpt of hers evil, is evil, he hid my son for a week and dumped, him in the garbage I have to think about that every single day for the rest of my life my. Baby in a garbage can I don't, know what Cooper's last words were, was. He aware. Did. He beg for his life here's, how some friends, described, the impact I know, it had crossed my mind but the last thing I thought was, that he would be found dead murdered. Not having Cooper around at school changed, everything completely, alcohol now became a new escape from the depression I contemplated, suicide I hate.
You Nicholas bail rate 96. Is unusual. But now possible. Because of recent changes to the Criminal Code and while the judge agreed, to allow all 96, statements in this case he's, writing up guidelines on how to deal with large numbers, in the future you can't ignore that and you can't say well they shouldn't speak because they're taking too much time oh my. Goodness do, you think any of them want to be there of course, the challenge will be to find the right legal balance, while, experts, put their mind to that today's. Statements from friends, and families showed just, how deeply, Cooper Nemus death is still, being felt in this community. Karen, Paul's CBC, News Winnipeg. As. Karen told us a lot of people submitted, impact statements, today and that's something that Canadians. Have only been able to do for a relatively, short time. Canada. Introduced victim, impact statements, 30 years ago allowing victims of crime to describe in writing, the physical, or emotional harm, caused, by the offence almost, twenty years ago they were broadened, to include spouses. And relatives. Of those directly, impacted, by crime it, also allowed victims to read their statements out loud at sentencing, hearings in 2015. The victims Bill of Rights expanded, the definition even, further to include anyone, who has suffered emotional harm or as. A result of a crime even, if it didn't involve them personally. Let's. Get some more insight on victim, impact statements. We're joined now by a partner, of the Toronto firm henan Hutchinson, Daniel Robitaille, you've been in sentencing. Hearings lots of times usually, representing, the person who's been convicted. And and I know we can never know for sure but is your, sense that these statements, do, have an impact, on the, judges sentence, you. Know Ian I, think they do and, it's, because, the criminal code tells, trial, judges tells sentencing, judges that they have to consider the. Impact, on, the victim of the crime and so they really look to the victim impact statement. To, give them the evidence they, need to really understand, how it is that the offense impacted. The, victim and. That's part, of their consideration. And I've certainly been in rooms where the, emotion, of the. Victim has been palpable, and it's impacted, the judge and and you can see that it's formed part of their assessment in crafting, a proportionate, sentence and, before victim impact statements, came along one of the complaints, by victims was that the, the process, was so sterile, they didn't feel like you know their their perspective. Got hurt at all during, the sentencing, and and what about where, the message is directed again, based on what you've seen in those sentencing, hearings are, items and their families, speaking. Directly to the person who's been convicted you. Know we saw this in the Nasser case, over. The past week that the the victim impact statements, appeared to be directed, at. Dr.. Nasir in Canada, the, crown attorneys trial judges defense counsel are careful, to, make sure that the, victim impact statements, are directed, very clearly, at providing information, about the, impact of the offence as opposed to. Comments. About the character, of. The. Offender. And. So vengeance, has no place in sentencing. In Canadian. Criminal courts and and. Trial judges defense counsel and crowns are careful to keep the victim focused, on really. The task at hand in, the victim impact statement, Daniel. Robitaille really nice speaking with you thanks thank you. Well. Let's move on to another big story and rosemary you've been tracking the prime minister's busy day at Davos, that's, right Ian as daftar renegotiations. Enter a critical, stage the Prime Minister spent today playing up the importance of that trade deal with US and Mexico while, also talking up Canada as a good place to invest with, the global elite. At. The World Economic Forum, in Davos Switzerland what. A pleasure to sit, down with Justin, Trudeau met with more than half a dozen CEOs. To send a clear message. Despite. An uncertain, future for NAFTA Canada's, doors are open. For business. Katie. Simpson has more on the prime minister's message to American investors, and NAFTA, negotiation. Half. A world away from the NAFTA, negotiating, table saving, the trade pact was top of mind for the Prime Minister we just had a great conversation about, all the jobs in Canada and the u.s. that rely on NAFTA.
When, Justin, Trudeau met with American, business leaders today in Davos, he, urged them to speak out in favor of the deal at home but, Trudeau is being criticized, for his overseas, NAFTA, outreach. Wilbur. Ross Donald, Trump's influential. Calmer, secretary, accused. The Prime Minister of using, his high-profile. Speech yesterday, to, up the pressure on the Americans, at the negotiating, table we'll continue to, talk about the benefits of trade we've, been, talking about that since we came into office talking. Continued. Into the evening in Montreal, where NAFTA, delegations, had a second, long day chief, negotiators. Are wading into some of the most difficult subjects. With Canada, presenting, some suggestions, on how, to move past the current roadblocks, I absolutely. Expect the Americans to be flexible because, the expectation, is that Canada and Mexico are going to be creative, than and and and, go, through a real intellectual, exercise on how to make this work, Ottawa. Has presented ideas on, how compromise, could be found on Washington's. Proposals, to radically, alter the auto sector introduce, a sunset, clause to the deal and dismantle. The dispute resolution process. But. All of these efforts may be for naught it's, not a question of if, the. USA administration, will invoke the six-month notice to terminate NAFTA, it's a matter of when perry, Belgard is the second, member of canada's, nafta advisory, council, in a week to predict an American, pullout right, now the best-case scenario here. In Montreal, for Canada, and Mexico would. Be seeing signs of flexibility, from the US but, if there isn't to move toward common ground it will only make tensions, worse, Katie. Simpson CBC News Montreal. Tomorrow. At the World Economic Forum, all eyes will be on Donald, Trump who left night for Switzerland. The. US president plans on using the summit which is seen as a celebration of, globalization, and free trade to promote his America, first protectionist.
Policy, Our, Chris O'Neill Yage shows us just how that Trump policy, could spell the end of forestry, for one Newfoundland community. In. Corner, Brook people, can set their clocks to the sound of the steam whistle at Corner Brook pulp and paper. So. It's very much part of the community beyond the, economics, but, the economics, of the mill have real estate developer, Trina burden very concerned, about this city of 20,000. This. Subdivision she, started four years ago is way behind schedule because, of an already sluggish housing, market now burden is worried that Donald Trump's protectionist, policies, will mean trouble for Western, Newfoundlands. Biggest industry, Trump, dialogue. It's. All over and the way, I felt like I was going to be able to survive it was just say, he, can't, affect me but, now it's staring. You right in the face, tariffs. Of more than eight million dollars a year are being levied on this mill cutting, into its profits, and putting, it in potential, danger of closing the, US claims in part that a ten million dollar loan the provincial government gave to Kruger, the mills owners, in 2014. Amounts, to a subsidy, there. Was no subsidy. Given to carve upon paper. Then. Premier Tom Marshall says the money was alone and that the company agreed to pay it back with interest and. Kruger. Put up its power company, a 200, million dollar asset, as collateral if, they default in payment of principal and interest the government could take the power plant sell it and pay, the. Taxpayers back the amount of the loan, 300. People work in the mill and hundreds, of loggers cut the wood that is trucked here every, day we've got members now and, possibly 50. Small communities, - not all based just in carville did, that Mel goes. Then, the soul, goes to forest industry in. The. Milk whistle heralds the end of another day how many more though that's the big question, in this pulp and paper town, Chris, O'Neill Yeats CBC, News Corner, Brook Newfoundland, for. Years, the World Economic Forum, held in the Swiss Alps has been known as the leap boys club in fact there was even a name for those who went the Davos man this. Year though the forum decided to name seven high-powered. Women as chairs of the meeting including, the head of the IMF Christine, Lagarde, and the Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg in 2011. A, new quota system was put in place to try and increase the number of female delicates with limited success just, 21, percent. Of the people there are women, this year so, check out this photo tweeted, today by the Prime Minister's Office it's a meeting of the canada-us Economic. Roundtable not, too hard to notice that, of the 13 members just one is a woman that's, Canada's Minister of status, of women Miriam, on SEF illustrating. Pretty clearly what the Prime Minister himself called, for just yesterday the. Hiring. Promotion. And retention, of women is something we can make happen today, right. Now, more. Women in leadership positions won't, just grow our economy, create jobs, and strengthen our communities. It'll. Also lead to innovation. And change in, the workplace. That. Photo struck me first thing when I saw it this morning it's pretty easy to see just one woman at a table of people expected to make decisions about the world yeah, it does, it, is very striking looking.
At The agenda tomorrow the Prime Minister will be talking about women's education, and empowerment, with a young, woman with a high profile, Malala, yousufzai, and, one of the things the World Economic Forum, does, every year is sort of do the math on how long it's going to take the gender disparities, and pay and employment, opportunities to, end in 2016. It estimated. It would take a hundred and seventy, years, but. Unfortunately it's now worse so they did the math again November, 2017, it will now take. 217. Years so, no. Still. Ahead tonight on the national new research, links influenza. To heart attacks with increasing, evidence of the danger why can't, we find a fix for the float and finding. Out more than you wanted to we dive into those DNA, kits that can accidentally. Reveal more than just your cultural, background and. The. Government's new plan for mail doesn't sound like the one they campaigned, on what it means for you. But. There's nothing I can do about it they're not going to change. Hi. In Hanuman Singh here in the Vancouver studio yes I'm normally in the Toronto studio often sitting next to Adrienne. Arsenal in the last time we did this Facebook live I enjoyed. Having Adrienne I don't know if you remember watching it rolling. In and out of frame. In fact we thought maybe we should do an entire podcast like that but Andrews. Away I'm filling, in in Vancouver, very happy to. Be here and happy, to answer your. Questions you can send them in and I'll answer, some of them in the second. Break of the program but here we have a couple, more minutes and let me look at some questions that we got in yesterday. In anticipation, of this Karen, Scott asks. Asks. Me about a transformational. Story one that changed me or my, view of the world I was. A reporter, for the national for a long time basically 1988. Until 2000. And then again a couple of years 2010. To 2012, so a lot of different stories in a lot of different circumstances.
And. A lot had an impact on me but but looking at your question, one that comes to mind I actually, did not far from here in in the Fraser Valley and, there was a woman and I don't want to say too much that. Would identify her, now but something, very personal had happened to her she. Wasn't talking to anybody about it it was the subject of an important, court case that went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada and I called, her up and asked. Her if she would do an interview and she agreed and, we went out there and she talked about it and it was a bit embarrassing for her, shouldn't have been but, I mean I totally understand why, she felt it was it was a very personal, thing and afterwards. She said she. Had. Seen me on television she, trusted. What the national was doing and she, felt, it was important, to tell her story and I guess what, was transformational, about that is is, how honest. And open and. Courageous. People are often in feeling, like it's important, ordinary people, important, to tell these extraordinary stories, anyway I'll answer more questions in the next break here live on Facebook. From our studio in Vancouver. Tonight. On the National Toronto Police say they've opened an investigation into. A former, RCMP. Doctor over allegations, of sexual assault this, comes one day after Halifax. Police opened, a similar investigation. In that, case a now retired doctor is accused, of assaulting, officers, and recruits over. Two decades a Toronto. Police spokesperson, said. That she doesn't know if it's the same doctor, in both, investigations. No. One is above the law, and the, party stands very strong, and United, and ensuring, always, that we take proper. Legal action, with such allegations. Nova. Scotia's Progressive, Conservative, Party has forced, out its leader over. Allegations of sexual misconduct. Jamie Bailey, resigning, today as leader, and as, an, MLA after. An independent investigation. Into allegations, made, by one complainant, officials. Wouldn't, say what exactly Bayley was accused of doing but sources, tell CBS. The allegations, involve a female, staff member in the, caucus office. If. You've already lost door-to-door. Mail delivery, you're not gonna get it back that's the bottom line of the Liberals plan to revamp Canada, Post and it isn't quite what Justin Trudeau actually promised on the campaign trail Hanna Thibodeau looks at what will change and what, won't a. LaBelle. Only, has to cross the street to get his mail but, icy, conditions, can sometimes, make it treacherous this, is about the worst I've ever seen though LaBelle, says many, of his neighbors don't like using the community mailboxes, well, some of them were fairly. All there and they. Would probably, rather. Have home delivery, more than four million households. Were scheduled, to be converted, to community mailboxes, like this but, now they'll, get to keep their home delivery, but for those who were already switched. Over they, won't be getting their home delivery, back in, 2014. The Conservatives, scrapped, door-to-door, delivery as, a cost-saving, measure and, started, converting some five million, addresses, to community, mailboxes, there. Was a public outcry so. The Liberals made a campaign, promise to restore it the, 2015. Election, platform reads, we, will save home, mail delivery, we, work to restore. Mail. Service. To. Canadians, who expect, it. To be a proper, service, once, in power we, have committed, to. Delivery. Trudeau's, then public, Services Minister Judy. Foot was crystal clear those.
Who Lost it would, have it restored anyone. Who did, have roadside mailboxes, would, get their door-to-door mail, delivery, resumed, the minister now in charge was asked why, the broken, promise we're not gonna put the toothpaste back in the tube we're not gonna we're not gonna reverse, these decisions, that were made by the former government the union representing, postal workers insists they will fight on to get door-to-door, delivery back, to those who had - taken away postal. Workers are in negotiations. Right now and we've, been clear from the outset that, these, issues will be addressed at, the bargaining table the liberal plan also, wants Canada Post to look at alternate, day delivery, and weekend, delivery to, see if Canadians, are receptive, to, receiving mail. Less, frequently. Hana, Thibodaux CBC, News Ottawa. Still. Ahead on the National I think. Donor anonymity, is, a misguided, idea. And. Exists. I think, people have a right to know where they come from. We'll. Look at how DNA, testing, kits have changed lives and, why they're now challenging. The anonymity, of sperm, donors. And. Back, here in the vancouver, studios of the national, i'm live. With you on, facebook and I think other platforms. As well Matt, Lowe our social, media guru. I'll probably come running in and remind me of those, others that we're on for. Those of you watching some of you of course have sent, in questions, and, let me just read a couple that that, I've seen here Sheila matang says do. You enjoy the new format of the national do you think it's working no. I don't know of course I think it's working I wouldn't say that I didn't think it's working. It's actually it's still a very exciting time right we launched on November, the sixth the, program evolved, after that we got into the holiday break and kind, of restarted. At the beginning of January also. I think there's been a bit of evolution, since then and we're about to will. Still be on during the Olympics but I think we see that as a time, as well to kind of sit back and think about where we're at as a show, and the idea of for, hosts, in three cities, six nights a week with a portion, that's live all the way through you know there's a lot of really interesting. Opportunities. There and as I fill in for Andrew and Vancouver, I get, to stay here until 11, o'clock Pacific. Time 2 o'clock Eastern. And I'll tell ya it's I love, doing live television, and it's fun to, update, the newscast throughout, the, evening so stay, with us stay with us and watch all, five editions, if you, like let me see, what other questions, we have here that are coming in. William. Huang asks. What my very first job was well. Here's something I've never talked about in public before the first actually. They hadn't really thought about it for a long time it's over right now the first paycheck, I got for, a job was, when I was in. High school and I. Was a member of the. Military Reserve. Now there's a bit of an asterisk, I played. Saxophone, in a band in the, military, Reserve in in. Sackville New Brunswick but I did that for a couple of years and we had, practices. On Wednesday night and we, would. Play at different army. Bases and in parades and that sort of thing and that, you. Know I did that because I love music and it, was fun being a member of the military Reserve, and I. Also enjoyed getting the, Paycheck that I got Brett, Haji I think that's how your name is pronounced asked. Who wound up getting Peter's. Office Peter, had a beautiful office I technically. Had never been inside the office but I walked by it many times it's been turned into a boardroom. And so or, not even a boardroom I guess a meeting, area so maybe. Appropriately. None, of the four of us is. Now in, in that office. Lilius. Arrow says, how do I like working in a Toronto instead of Vancouver, do you fly back often, and then she says something nice about me. So. I, have officially, moved to Toronto Toronto's a great dynamic city it's it's fun, to, be in the broadcast, center and and you, know it's a different experience than being in Vancouver, where I have been for 29 years but, when, Andrews away I'm here, filling in and and, I couldn't be happier to be able to kind of have still a oh, you.
Know Unofficially. Two homes and and still very much feel connected. To Vancouver. Running. Out of time here so let me see what can i. Wende, sutta be says I understand, you guys work 14-hour. Days is this sustainable is it necessary, I'm concerned, about your life balance to that was, also reflected in a question that somebody else had long. Days but. You. Know we're, up to it and we, all have ways of staying, in shape and for me my kids are kind of fully grown fully launched, and so especially when I'm in Toronto I have. No life and so, the idea of being at work is is, not a hardship, at all I. Like. Doing these Facebook lives hopefully you like watching. Them and sending, more questions and we'll do it again soon, now back to that little thing that we call the, national in just seconds, from now. The. Conservative, Party progressive, leader in Ontario, Patrick Brown you see there is scheduled to give a press conference at, Queen's Park in about 15 minutes time it's. Been called an emergency press conference to, respond, to reports, by, another media organization, we'll continue to track that story here on the national and we'll live stream, it on our, website cbc.ca, slash. News I. Received. An, email saying, hi. My name is Erin and it. Looks like I'm your sister. 23andme. Ancestry. DNA you've, probably seen, the commercials, maybe you have even done, a test more, and more people are submitting their DNA, to private, companies to learn about their ancestors, and their help but, as the market for consumer genetic testing, grows so, do concerns, over privacy. Companies. Say they can connect you with relatives, you might not know exists and here's. The thing people who might not want you to know them take. For example one of the biggest companies for genetic testing, ancestry. DNA. With. More than 6 million, people in its database, and 150. Regions, the company says it can identify people around, the world who share your DNA, the, CBC's vika doppio looks at the unintended, consequences. Of that, technology. It. Snowplow when, she was about to become a parent, herself. Laura, McInnis learned the man she'd known since, birth was, not her biological father. Thank. You for years she wondered, about his identity and didn't, know where to begin, but, then I found the DNA tests, and. They. Were not hundreds. Of dollars anymore, and I, thought maybe. This would be the. Way to find him. And. It was. And. It, didn't take long people. Who take home DNA tests, can access, online, databases, of genetic information from. Everyone, who's taken the test all, it takes is a match with a sperm donors, relative. McInnis. Found an older woman who turned out to be her paternal, grandmother, so, here's my mom and here's my grandmother. But. The woman insisted, on protecting, the identity of mcginnises, biological. Father a. Little. Online sleuthing. And McInnis, solved, the mystery on her own she, finally spoke to him and learned, the truth, he. Made. An agreement with, my parents. 30. Years ago that. That. He was going to be anonymous and, he, was. Worried that he was hurting them that he that. I was hurting them that I was going kind of behind their backs and. Finding. My. Real father, but wouldn't, it be great if we had an open environment it's a situation that this fertility lawyer, is seeing more and more thanks. To the popularity, of home DNA kits, I think, it's folly to be promising. And, on enmity to. Any kind of a donor. The. Online sharing of DNA results, has unleashed, decades-old. Family, secrets, and challenged. Old attitudes, that say sperm donations, should remain anonymous. Somebody. Has to say wait. A minute this. Is gonna be a human being with, thoughts and feelings, and being. And what. Is that child going to need in 18 years and how can we facilitate, that and donor anonymity, is not the answer to that question. This. Is Canada's, Fort Knox of sperm, all. The donated sperm is kept secure in this little room. Repro. Med distributes. Its supply to fertility, clinics, across the country. One. Donor sperm could be used more than 50 times. Dozens. Of half-siblings. Who could one day track, down each other or their, common biological, father, that's. Why these days, donors are more transparent, about their identities, but there's no legal requirement. There. Are still some, donors, that are being, a little bit resistant, to, the. Participation. As. Open. Identity, donors I mean. We do respect, their, wishes we. Try. To convince, them that of. The merits, of openness. That. Lack of openness didn't, discourage Aaron Jackson, the. Toronto born writer is part of a burgeoning online.
Community, Of people, who learned their biological, fathers, are not the men they thought they were it's. The most significant. Thing that's happened to me in my entire life, and it changed, my life forever once, your brain is blown apart, like that you can't put it back the same way. After. Taking a DNA test, Jackson. Found a half-brother, and almost. Instantly, became, close but, their biological, father he, hasn't, responded to her letter, I think. Anyone who donates firm should, understand, that they're making people, and that those people have a right to know where they come from and, if. That's not something someone's, willing to do then they, just don't donate sperm it's, that simple. Fertility. Clinics, say they're now more open to sharing sperm donors genetic, information so, donor conceived, children, have a complete, family health history. As. For Laura McInnis she's hoping to meet her biological father. Soon, I have. Three. Branches. To my family tree I have my mom my, dad and I have my biological dad and all of those three, have, made me who I am a family, story that's, now complete. Vica. Doe Pia CBC, News Toronto. Doctor. And. Then things started spinning and, out. Of control and. Nothing. To grab onto it didn't have a contingency, plan I just, went down. You. Can expect, the achy, joints the, fevers headaches and nausea when, like that man you get the flu what you may not expect could, be far worse even, deadly Canadian. Researchers, have found there is a significant. Connection between influenza. And heart. Attacks in older, adults especially the. Week after, the flu Christine, Burak looks at what you can do what you can do to avoid the, risk. Isolated. In intensive, care 65. Year old Dwight lemare recalls, the moment, everything. Went black I get up to go to the bathroom I didn't. Make it I got as far as the door and then. Things started spinning, and, out. Of control he. Collapsed, his daughter called, 911. Of. Heart trouble lemare, knew something, wasn't right, it, was just a cough and. Every, time you know I coughed. Affected. My heart his. Cardiologist believes. Lemare had the flu which, caused his heart to fail while. Doctors, have long suspected it, a large new Canadian, study published, in the New England Journal of Medicine has, found a significant.
Association Between, lab. Confirmed, flu cases and, heart, attacks you're six times as likely to have a heart attack during. The week after being. Diagnosed, with influenza. Generally. Flu symptoms can cause inflammation, in, the body, all that swelling can irritate, the walls of your arteries, if they're, lined with plaque buildup swelling. Can cause a plaque, blockage, preventing. Blood from flowing to the brain or, heart, causing. A heart attack. Or stroke, some, people have lower risk of a heart attack and some people are a higher risk for heart attack but, anyone. Is basically as six times, and increased risks this is a big deal I think that this really hammers home that it's time to do something so dr., Jacob you del treated, lemare he, says healthy people don't usually end up in hospital with the flu but, that a flu shot can go a long way toward, protection, if you can get something for protection, I would definitely advise it lemare. Says he got the shot even though it didn't keep him out of the hospital this time he. Knows his heart needs, all the help it can get the bottom line is that boost my, immune system I'm. Happy with, Christine. Burak CBC, News Toronto. In. So. Many ways that we're still dealing with the flu is frustrating. A hundred, years ago this month was the great flu pandemic. When between fifty, and a hundred million, people died, that was five percent of the world's population then, obviously, it, hasn't been that bad since but the flu still kills which. Leads us to our question of the day why, can't we find a fix for the flu. Predictions. Are a problem, every year around this time the World Health Organization. Decides what, strains, to put in next year's flu vaccine, and. Using. A roughly, 70, year old method, vaccines. Are grown in chicken eggs five, months to make it then test it and distribute, it some times by then the virus, has changed, you, can picture any influenza, virus, like a beach ball that's that's coated, in lollipops.
Okay. It's an odd description, maybe but let's run with it current, vaccines, work by generating, an immune response against. Essentially. This can be part of the lollipop, which is different, and is constantly, changing, what. About a universal. Vaccine following. Matthew miller's metaphor, that would mean targeting, the stick not the candy the. Scientific. Bodies all recognize. The, importance. And the potential. Global. Public, health benefits, of, investing. Strongly, in these universal. Vaccine, development. Jax but, the. The. Funding agencies, in particular, are still handcuffed. By, the, budgets, that governments, a lot to them funding. The US has dedicated to a universal. Influenza, vaccine, annually, is 8%. Of what's put into developing, an HIV, vaccine for. Example, why, not more it's not like flu, is waned as a threat in, the first few weeks of 2018, alone more than 2,000 Canadians have been, hospitalized. With diagnosed, influenza. The cost built. The. Good news is there, are actual, Universal, vaccines, in the clinical trial stage the bad news there is no guarantee they'll, work and if, they do it could still take a decade, to get through. Still, ahead hidden, video camera from, inside one of Britain's men-only. Clubs. And the outrage, over what was exposed, as. A complete range. Of sexual, harassment, basically and did that happen to you as well. Her. Story after the break. A. 200-yard. Stroll separates, the US and Russia and Expo this. Is an easy location, for that fascinating, comparison, that thousands, make Erie today sometimes. Waiting an hour in line to do now the. Russians seem determined to show the visitor as much as possible, one, official told me everyone, knows what, America can do we, have to show what weaker. And. It's all here from atomic, icebreakers. To, power stations, there. Is a plush restaurant, - caviar. Abortion. Smoked, salmon and just, about everyday estate, check this, one an Estonian group showing that music, knows no boundaries. The. Most impressive part of the American, approach is the pavilion building, itself. Inside. Secure. And their industrial achievements. And efficiency, the Americans, seem to say you, know what we can do this, is just for fun, so, there's cowboys. Indians. Rag. Dolls. Movie. Stars. Elvis. Presley's guitar, Debbie. Reynolds, bed vinyl, skirted hostesses, and the longest, escalator. The, one really serious note is an impressive display of space, and achievements, it's. A fresh light-hearted, approach with, a mini rail running, sanely through the middle but, it leaves some visitors feeling vaguely unfulfilled.
The. Russian pavilion by comparison, is impressive, but some complain ponderous. And overbearing, whatever. Their reaction, most people feel. Very. Hard CBC, News was at Expo, 67. Welcome. To Expo, 67 -, man in his world. This. Is the Canadian Pavillion. Canada. Is a complex, country diverse. In heritage, and the, pavilion is a reflection, of this diversity. Doesn't. Tell the whole story of what we are. So. You have all these children that are suffering in the system it, goes on address their needs aren't met they're disconnected, from their identity, culture, and their. Families, their, communities. It. Is practically undisputed. That child welfare, welfare, systems rather are failing indigenous, kids sometimes, fatally, an emergency. Meeting convened, by the federal government, begins tomorrow, here in Ottawa, to explore, why those children, are taken, from their families with, such studying, frequency, of all. Children, in this country aged 14, and under only 7.7, percent are indigenous, but, indigenous, children account, for more than half of kids that, age in foster. Care in Manitoba. Last weekend a 15 year old indigenous, girl took her own life in a foster home and tonight the, girl's mother tells Cameron Mackintosh exactly. How the system, failed. Her family, she. Probably figured like nobody, wanted, her, this, woman's 15 year old daughter killed. Herself in a Winnipeg foster, home last weekend, by, law we can't identify either, because. She has other kids in care she. Acknowledges, her part in this tragedy, I was. Into. Drugs. So. I figured, she'd have a better life there now, clean she says Manitoba's, Child and Family Services, CFS. Did. Little to help reunite her family as her, daughter lost hope bouncing, from foster home to foster home they're, supposed to connect family together the girl was under the care of this agency, Manitoba's. Maytee child, Family, and Community Services. Neither, it nor the province will comment on this case or any others citing, privacy laws which, are intended to protect the identities, of children in care but, also make the system secretive, and hard, to hold to account here's. What the province will say last, March just over ten thousand kids were in care about. 90%, of those were, indigenous poor. Housing, higher rates of substance abuse and domestic violence, all contribute. To the higher apprehension. Rate in, Manitoba, funding also increases, for each child taken, into care last.
Year That cost a half billion dollars and. The answer isn't money it is Manitoba's. First Nations family advocate says investments, need to go into prevention we. Could do things far more cost efficiently, if we just invested, in families, Manitoba's. Premier says the system is under review and agrees apprehensions. Are too common but. Here and across the country, politicians. Indigenous, leaders and families, have differing, opinions on how best to keep kids out of care the. Federal Indigenous Services Minister calls, it a crisis, these. Are our. Canadian. Children that are being apprehended, every single day tomorrow. In Ottawa she's hosting an emergency, meeting to try to build consensus. We. As a federal government will be coming there with, some firm commitments as, for the death there will be an investigation to, see if care in fact did break down the. Results likely, to remain confidential under current, Manitoba, law Cameron. Mackintosh CBC. News Winnipeg. I. Honestly. Thought I was reading about something that happened 40 or 50 years ago not a few. Days ago I mean it's absolutely, outrageous. That's. A woman in London today talking about an expose. Quite. Literally about an old boys club a graphic revelation, of sexes, of in harassment, as Margaret Evans tells us it's an especially alarming moment, in the me too and times, up a. Posh. London, hotel an elite guest list and a party where the wine keeps on flowing and all, in the name of charity what's. Not to like, well. The, only women, in sight were those who were paid to be there and look, sexy right down, to the color of their underwear, black. Up. For, auction lunch. With the Foreign Minister tea with the governor of the Bank of England or a session, with a plastic, surgeon to, spice up your wife. Troubling. Allegations about, my conduct and curator, Patrick, Brown to. Address them, first. I want, to say these allegations. Are false. Categorically. Untrue. Every. One of them I will. Defend myself as hard. As I can with. All means at my disposal. It's. Never okay, it's never okay for anyone, to feel they've been a victim of sexual, harassment, or feel threatened, in any way let. Me make this clear a safe. And respectful society, is what we expect, and deserve, and. No. One appreciates, that more than I do I've got two younger sisters who are my best friends, I've. Grown up in a family that has taught me good. Values my. Values, and beliefs, are those that we need to move forward to eradicate, sexual, violence, and harassment across. The province across, the country, everywhere. I know. The court of public opinion moves, fast, I've instructed my attorneys, to ensure that these allegations are addressed. Where they should be in the, court of law in short. I reject, these accusations. In the strongest, possible, terms it's. Not my values, it's not how I raised it's, not who I am. That's. The Ontario PC leader Patrick, Brown giving, an emergency, press conference in, Toronto at Queen's Park tonight to defend himself against. Allegations, of. A sexual nature, that he says are categorically. False the allegations, are contained, in a media story by. CTV, News he, wanted to get out ahead of the story saying that he will defend himself against. These allegations while it is important, to take these kinds of allegations seriously, in this, case they do not reflect his values he has also instructed, his lawyers to. Make sure that these kinds of claims are addressed where they should be in a court of law and not he says in a court of public opinion. Of course we'll continue to track this story through the evening as it continues, to about--in develop. Patrick Brown not, taking any questions from reporters tonight, more on the National straight ahead. I under. Me this is Alanis Morisette the grade 12 student. This. Is Alanis. The teenage pop surprise of 1991. She. May be a brunette but. In the recording, industry Alanis. Now. Alanis, is in demand. Seemingly. Overnight sensations. Success, hasn't come suddenly at all, Alanis. Has been working towards this.
From. A lot of other girls with a dream something. Else does. You. Know when you're 14 years old and. A guy. Or girl whatever I think usually your thoughts, are on other things that other than trying to make a career, I guess she said she's known right. From a young age she wanted, to be a singer and she's. Done, everything she can to make it happen. Everything. Including. Recording a demo and shooting a video in Paris, when she was just 14, we. Sort of didn't. Really hold back and he went over to Paris. And we did the video and, we sort, of wanted, to make it something, that people would get on her desk and not just keep it there they'd look at it go ahead you. Know so we tried our best and I think all kinds of things combined, with, you know I good. Song and I, guess I was young and stuff. Ilana's. Has moved into almost unclaimed. Territory, in the Canadian music scene the market for a pretty, teenaged. Homegrown, pop singer industry. Watchers say she has the town's in the drive to go as far as she wants or as far as real life will let her. After. All there is school Ilana's, wants to graduate from Ottawa's glebe collegiate, this year. On. The. National tonight the US president, says he wants, to talk to the Special Counsel Robert, Muller and he says he's ready to do it under. There's. No obstruction. Whatsoever, and, I'm looking forward to. Allah's. Leading the investigation into. Potential, ties between the Trump campaign, and Russia as for, when that meeting might happen Trump, said possibly, in the next two or three weeks. And. We're keeping an eye on the Mayon volcano in, the Philippines, it is Thursday, morning there now and officials. Again are warning, people, to stay away as a violent. Eruption could, happen at any time, so, far more than 60,000. People have reportedly, been forced from their homes. Also. Tonight me John John and hua hua the, first, monkeys, cloned, using the same method, that produced, Dolly the sheep back. In 1996. Scientists. Have successfully cloned nearly two dozen other, kinds, of mammals over the past two decades but, never, primates, in, theory, this means humans, could be cloned using the dolly method as well but the team behind these Tuesday, they won't even try. Michael. John, Myers. I grew. Up in government assisted housing. I am, the specter of big government and. To. Be here, and received. This unbelievably. Humbling. Award. Is one. Of the highlights of my life from. Second, city to Wayne's World Austin, Powers to Shrek today, Mike Myers stepped into another role Officer, of the Order of Canada honored. For his extensive. And acclaimed work as an actor comedian, writer, and, producer. Along. To one of the most successful recording, artists of all time his concerts, can be spectacular. But today Elton John announced he's going to quit touring, though not, until one last, worldwide. Series, of concerts, over. Three years. Blue. Gene babe. A lady. Today. New York a 70 year old artist rushed off rumors of ill health he said he simply wants more time with the two children that he has with canadian-born. Husband David, Furnish you. Know I've been touring since I was 17. With, various, bands. And, as. Elton, John in 1969. John's. Concert, persona, has evolved, over the years from, over-the-top. To somewhat. Majestic. We are very honored to be here tonight to play for you okay. Little. Bit funny. His. Appearances, of marked milestones, in the life of his country, at. Times ease even helped console it goodbye. The. Tour kicks off in September with dates in Toronto Quebec City and Montreal. Well. Maybe not but have you ever wondered, what life would, be like on Mars one Calgary, man is about, to find out sort, of starting. This weekend, Zach trolley will spend two weeks in, a spacesuit living, in pods with complete strangers take, a listen to how he is getting ready for his time at the Mars desert, Research Station, in, Utah, this.
Is Like the first step to us a Star Trek reality. That I would absolutely love to live in. I'm. Tasked as the crew engineer, so basically, what I do is make sure the habitat, is up and running that, all the facilities are operational. Like Mars to me is, the. One of the most amazing things that, that. I think I could do with my life if, we get people on Mars everything. That we know about being, human, will, change I'm, most excited to actually get my hands dirty to jump in with both feet and to. And. To pretend that I'm on Mars and go through their motions you. Know it'll be a big validation, for me that yes this is what I want to do and this is the right choice for me. This. Is what I want to do is a really interesting statement, I mean if he is a finalist, in the Mars one project if, he wins, that it means he gets a one-way ticket, tomorrow, for. Extraordinary. Budd but it isn't it fascinating to me just like the the trip to the Titanic, we talked about the other day there are still these frontiers, that we'll never explore. But, fortunately, other people will. Not. Me though definitely not me, we. Will have continuing coverage of the, developing news about the peace leader Patrick Brown here in Ontario, coming, up on the National that's the National that's, the national for January 24th, so good night. Goodnight.