The National for July 20, 2018 — Bruce McArthur, Premiers Meeting, NASA Mission
On. This, Friday night six months after first laying charges against, an alleged serial killer, Toronto, Police try to bring some measure of comfort to the family, of an eighth victim. Plus, we find out what's next in that case that has rocked a community, also, tonight space exploration. Is about to get a whole lot hotter, NASA. Is setting its sights on the centerpiece, of our solar system reaching, out to touch the. Sun this. Is the National. Let's. Start with the growing case, against, an alleged serial, killer, accused, of preying on eight men in Toronto's gay village Yelena roumeliotis tells, us why the investigation. Is turning a corner. They've. All been horrific, every. Single update in the Bruce MacArthur serial, murder case as you know on January, the 18th of 2018. Bruce McArthur was arrested, and while this one began the same way he has been charged with eight counts of, first degree murder. Today's, announcement felt, final, a grisly. Loop in a shocking case I can, now report that, we have recovered and identified. The remains of, Majeed Cayenne, we. Do not have any, evidence to, suggest that mr. McArthur, is, responsible. For anything more than, the eight murders, to which he currently stands, charged, of, the, eight men McArthur allegedly, murdered, Majeed Kaye hands remains were the only ones police, had not recovered until. They went back. For. Nine days earlier, this month police sifted. Through two compost, piles dumped. On a ravine behind the house where, MacArthur stored his landscaping, tools, every. Day police, found, something, human. Remains strewn, literally. In bits, and pieces. Police. Won't say why they think cans. Were the only ones they found back there the, dismembered, remains of, MacArthur's, seven, other alleged, victims were, found in planters, on the same property earlier, this year obviously. It's. A very difficult time. For that crankin Singha says kay Hans family is devastated, again. They, were eternally, hopeful, that's, what's. Happened, ultimately. Wouldn't, happen but. They're very grateful they're very thankful for, the, closure and they're. Very angry and they're, angry at I. Think, at the right person which is which, is mr. McArthur like. Most of the victims families, kans has been very private, to. But, he was known in Toronto's, gay village where, he lived for a time and, was a regular on the bar scene I started. Off as a host Bob, Watkyn worked at a popular, bar in the village he, remembers, kahan as flirtatious. Chatted, with him often Watkyn. Knew several of MacArthur's, other alleged, victims - I know who they are liked. Them and. Know. Enough to know that none of them. None. Of them deserve to die that way. MacArthur. Was also a regular and in, the wake of detailed, media, coverage, of his case Watkins. Says he, feels haunted, what, are you hunted by just. The mere fact that this man. Was. Coming people all around me. Over. That time frame there was somebody that I, interacted, with he was sitting as close to, you as me sometimes, talking, to me like we're talking now and while, I was talking to him he was looking around me, for. People to kill. Community. Activist Harun Vijay, yonathan came, to the first police update and hopes, today's is the last the, up and down roller coaster, and I think this is kind of good to know that they're. Looking at the finding of these remains as the last of it but, still open to investigations, so now, it's just going through the whole process of the court case and the trial and and seeing, what comes of that. So. You, know what's, next well, police Andrew say they certainly hope it stops here at eight victims and there's no evidence at this point that there are more but this case has generated so, much media attention that, tips are still coming in daily including.
From Countries where MacArthur may have traveled - and police, are still looking at, several, cold cases dating back to the 70s, and 80s even, so they call it an active investigation but today certainly felt like the end of a chapter of sorts and police, are certainly looking forward, and working closely with the crown to, prepare for a trial okay. You win - remilia us thanks very much. Okay. Here's what else we're working on tonight on the National NASA gets, ready to launch a probe to the Sun what, they're expecting, to find and why, it matters just ahead plus who, gets to tell indigenous. Stories, fresh off the controversy, of slave Canadian. Director rubella, posh finds, himself smack, in the middle of yet another heated. Debate but, first wildfires. Continue to, tear across the Okanagan, in British Columbia. Right. Now emergency, officials describe the overall situation as stable. But, anyone, from BC will tell you things can turn on a dime and, there's a warning it could actually take a turn for the worse again as early, as Monday here's. Where things stand more than 1700. People are affected by these wildfires, right now 38, properties, are on evacuation. Orders, their residents essentially, forced out and people, at more than 800, properties, are on evacuation. Alert, warned. To pack their bags and be ready to leave at a moment's notice it. Is an all-too-familiar scenario. This time of year for this region but as briar Stewart explains it's, still taken, some by surprise. Smoke. Billows up from the burning slopes in BC Southern, Interior while, on the ground people anxiously. Look on these. Fires burning, in this area were ignited, by lightning earlier. This week and were whipped up by winds and hot, weather tents very, tense I think, everyone is, fearful. For what could come. Great. Davies and his son Jalen moved into this area a few weeks ago and were terrified by, what they saw last night it. Was, raging. Inferno, crazy. We had so much wind even, standing in this actual area you, could feel the sand, blowing against you it was crazy just. After, midnight they got a text, message telling them they were on evacuation. Alert they've got about another hour - at least it's just it's, on your mind get, the lock the door and you have to be gone in your house like that fires. Are becoming an expected, and devastating. Part of the summer season. Last. Year in BC tens of thousands, were forced from their homes and more, than 300, buildings were destroyed when fires raged, across the province but, it wasn't last summer that Nicole Hyman was thinking of as she stood taking, these photos of the area currently burning near, peach land, it. Actually brought back a lot of memories of the Fort Mac fire because that's where I was two, years ago I was part of that and so, seeing those flames brought the memories back and it's just hoping that they. Won't get closer to town the. Good news is that today in the Okanagan the weather actually helped, the fire fight it was humid and not as hard as it has been but, things aren't looking good for, next week and, then, starting, Monday it's gonna get hot and dry again so, we're really taking advantage of these next, couple days to. Action. It hard throw, the crews at it through lots of water on it and try, to get some games on our containment.
Before. Conditions, could cause these, fires to grow even more and ignite. New ones briar, Stewart CBC, News Vancouver. Now. Let's bring in CBC meteorologist, Johanna Wagstaff, to talk about what. Exactly comes, next because Joe you, know there are the short term forecasts but we both know how volatile. This sort of situation, can really be, you're. Right Andrew in fact tonight, even though temperatures, are lower humidities, higher winds, are, still, very gusty in fact over the next couple of days we'll see some strong winds for, the Southern Interior but. The direction, they're blowing at is actually pushing the fire back, in on itself the opposite, direction that, fan those flames in, the first place so for now that's some good news but, we are seeing rapidly, changing, conditions within, the valleys and mountains so you're right things can still change, very quickly and, so what what if we look a little longer-term, Joe you, know the, rest of the summer because, it's hard to forget how bad things got last year it's. True and I'm seeing a very similar pattern, Andrew, as Breyer mentioned we're getting into another heatwave. Beginning, Sunday into Monday and, this is our new normal building. Heat waves that last a week or or very hot very dry conditions, followed, by dry, lightning, that sweeps through lightning. That actually doesn't come with any precipitation, because it evaporates before it hits that hot and dry ground, so we'll watch for that as we head into the end of the week probably followed by another hot and dry period, we'll probably see this pattern right through to the fall and again this is a similar, setup to what we saw last year and a bit of a new normal moving forward okay, thanks Joe. Let's. Turn to New Brunswick, now where premiers, wrapped up two days of meetings so, what, they got done well they've, upped, the, amount of alcohol, that can be taken across borders, slightly, but as the CBC's Evan Dyer explains, when it comes to the bigger interprovincial, trade picture. The. Leaders were short on specifics. Premiers. Got a chance to meet each other it was something of a coming-out party for Ontario's. New premier Doug Ford but, it's hard to say that anything concrete was accomplished, at a summit that was supposed to be about eliminating, barriers to interprovincial trade, last. Year when the premiers met in Edmonton, they announced a new Canada, free trade agreement they said would cut the red tape that, impedes the free movement of goods and workers in Canada economists, agree those barriers, are a multi-billion. Dollar drag, on the economy but. They spent the next year doing very little to implement, that deal I think the candidate free-trade agreement was a major. Step. For. The Canadian economy to reduce barriers for internal trade but, we haven't taken the subsequent, steps after that and I think there's an acknowledgement of that around, the table so this year the premiers will determine to show action, on at least one item alcohol. Sales the hodgepodge of, restrictions, that make it illegal to buy beer wine and spirits in one province and then take them to another this, is a Manitoba's. Brian Pallister brought, beer from his own province to make the point the barriers, to trade mean that it my, staff brought 24, of these beers we could give them as gifts to my colleagues if this had been the 25th, and I, had brought this beer I could, be fined up to $5,000.
On A second offense the Premier's say they did strike a deal to move ahead immediately. To raise exemption, limits for alcohol, but as they ended their session, the summit's chair made it clear that there's still a lot of details to be worked out we have all committed over the next few weeks and months to, take action to significantly, increase. The, levels, for import that's, where we landed on the consensus, we're, certainly going to respect those that want to make sure they have a conversation with the people they represent to. Get a feel of exactly what that could look like and how they could go about it the premiers were even more vague when it comes to the change the Canadian wine industry really, wants to see a lifting, of the prohibition, on online sales between provinces extreme. Disappointment, and. Frustration. Frustration not, only behalf of our wineries, but, for. Consumers, 9 of 10 consumers would, like to be able to order. Wine from another province winery and have it delivered to their home that didn't take place today at the premiers conference and, so. The summit ended with some of the same commitments we heard last year only, this time the Premier's say they, really mean it ok. But Evan you know we've been hearing about the need for this to change for so long and no one really seems to dispute, the, fact that it hurts the Canadian economy as is so so why does it seem so difficult to bring about actual changes. Well. I think that the premiers come here they reach agreements, in principle but then when they go home you know they face elections, in some cases they start to hear from lobbies back home people who actually vote in their provinces, raising. Concerns about this detail or that, detail, and, there are other pressing, matters to deal with and so it's not so much personalities. Or divisions between, the premiers I think it's just the inherent, inertia of, trying to get 13 people to agree to change 13, different sets of rules okay, but then why should, we expect any actual movement on this this time around. Well. I would say there is some, cause for optimism in the sense that the Premier's do realize that, last, year was a bit of a bust a bit of a failure that they didn't follow through on the agreement that they'd signed and that they can't just go away and fail. To do anything for another year and then come back next year and make the same promises, again they're also feeling. More pressure now from the federal government that to move ahead with this but, it must be said that alcohol sales are the low-hanging fruit of internal, trade barriers, there are other, barriers that cost the economy for far far more and will, probably be harder to as well okay. Thanks very much Evan. Thanks. Erin, and. Let's stick with the theme of challenges. Shall we and take you quite literally out, of this world space, scientists. Down south have got some big plans. Never. Mind the Moon or Mars nASA. Has its sights set on the Sun it's planning to launch its parker's Solar Probe, and attempt to get closer than ever before how. Close about. Six million kilometers, which, maybe, still, sounds kind of far but consider, this if you took a meter stick and put the earth at one end and the Sun on the other the, probe is supposed to make it to within about four, centimeters, of the sun's surface compare. That to the previous best set, more than 40 years ago, and. A, lots changed in, all those decades including NASA's, goals here, sliema chef jean with more on what scientists, hope to learn.
Forty-nine. Years to the day that man landed, on the moon NASA, had an update on how it will get to the Sun the, Space Agency is putting the final touches on, its Parker's Solar Probe it, will launch in just over two weeks to. Try and touch a boiling, ball of gas we. Are now on at, the finish line and ready. To launch. Our mission, join. All the other wonderful missions, that nASA has, looking. At the Sun we're gonna be providing that last piece of the puzzle it travels, faster than you can imagine, faster, than any other man-made, object, at, our closest approach we will be traveling, at four hundred and thirty thousand. Miles an hour or about, a hundred and eighteen miles a second and the, probe will use the planet Venus, and its gravity, to help direct its path straight, into the layer surrounding, the Sun the corona the, goal, to, learn more about the charged particles, called solar wind that come from the Sun and then travel the whole solar system but. Also to figure out why the sun's atmosphere is, so much hotter than its surface, all while, these sophisticated heat, shields, protect, the craft from, that intense heat in. A relatively, short time you, know we've come to understand, so much more for. Many scientists, it can be hard to identify only, one thing to be excited, about when, it comes to the parker probe for me the thrill of understanding. Something that. Being a puzzle for so long that that's what is the most interesting, thing, I mean there. Are all these technical. Developments. That were necessary, to do that in, each, one on their own they're quite amazingly, he says what many don't realize is every bit of information Parker, will send back will, help us honor solar, events that sent a lot of charged particles our, way, can. Have significant, effects. On our, power grids it can bring a power, grid down can, have significant, effects on our communications. Can wipe out communication, for a long time so, it's. Important that we understand, this key. Information as we try to unlock the mysteries, of our star on the, probes seven-year, journey to, explore the Sun Salima.
Chef G CBC, News Toronto. Now. If someone with a keen interest in all of this is our science and technology reporter Nicole mortal ro she's also an amateur astronomer, so Nicole, first off we're, talking about a seven-year mission here explain how that works because, I'm wondering does the probe arrive at the Sun and then just, smash into it or does it stick around for a while well, it will be arriving in November, and it will be orbiting 24, times taking, it out beyond, Venus and back, in and close around, the Sun but it's not actually touching this on so, it's. In its outer corona. So what it's called the outer atmosphere and, so it's kind of like putting, your hand the difference between putting your hand in a pot of boiling water or in. An oven you're not touching those particles, in that way and that's the same thing with the Parker Solar Probe okay it's still pretty pretty, hot nonetheless nice and nice so now. I understand, you have a not. Just a personal interest in this but a personal connection, to the story yeah, for seven. Weeks NASA opened up a. Contest. I'm not a contest but they. Asked the public to submit. Their names that would be put. On a microchip that will be on the spacecraft so it's kind of neat to think that eventually when the spacecraft breaks. Up our. Names will become, part of the Sun's corona. This. Kind, of make you feel like you're there along for the ride yeah yeah, why not okay, Nicole. Thanks so much for joining us thank you. Okay. And some of the other developing stories we're tracking tonight include, new details, about yesterday's, deadly boat, sinking, in. We've learned nine of the 17 people, killed we're, all members of the same family it's a sad occasion a lot of people involved a lot of families involved with us down here on vacation trying, to enjoy time and it. Ends up with an, incident, like this the. Boat capsized, on a lake in southern Missouri witnesses. Say a powerful, storm blew, in and that the boat carrying, 31, people was overcome, by choppy, waves I couldn't. See anybody, I couldn't hear anything I, could hear screams I just feel, like I was out there on my own and. I was yelling and I was screaming I said, Jesus please kick, me just keep me so I can give to my children gave me Louie. The. 17, who died were all ages. From 1 to, 70 but weather, is just one factor now under investigation authorities, also want to know if those onboard were, wearing life jackets. Also. Tonight revelations, that Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael, Cohen secretly. Recorded. A conversation, between himself and the US, president media, reports say the two were talking about payments. To a former, Playboy model, who says she had an affair with Trump the. FBI seized the recording, during a raid on Cohen's, office earlier this year he's. Under investigation for, bank fraud and campaign. Finance violations. When. You get a chance to get. A. Top, 5 Blair Witch it doesn't come very often you. Have to I think you have to jump on it and the. President of the Toronto Raptors today on the decision to trade away a beloved, team member, DeMar DeRozan who was swapped this week for star forward Kawhi Leonard, reaction.
To The move was intense, and not just from fans in an online post, DeRozan, said he felt blindsided by. The move Masai. Ujiri apologized. Today for what he called a, miscommunication. And. Still had on the national as cities, around the world cracked, down on short-term, rentals, like Airbnb. As a way of getting housing crunches, under control Tom, Murphy will explain why some in Nova Scotia actually. Say they might, be the magic bullet for, their economy Plus. Inside. The gallery, as the art world grapples, with the me2 movement how, do you celebrate the, work of famous artists, who've been accused of bad behavior, and. How. One little, boys wish brought a world record, breaking attempt, to Fort st. John BC. Today that's, our, moment, of the day, you. Can do anything you want you know what I mean if you. Have an idea and it's good enough and, you. Reach out to someone it's going to happen. The. Sharing economy is constantly. Evolving, especially in how its regulated, cities. Like Toronto and Montreal may be cracking, down on peer-to-peer services, like Airbnb but. It is a different story in Nova Scotia as. Tom Murphy discovered, the province, is treading, lightly as it tries to figure out the best way forward for short-term rentals the. Old. Oxbow, motel hasn't, exactly kept up with the times now has it abandoned. It is perhaps a symbol, of the changing, tourism, landscape, in rural, Nova Scotia it, is a struggle in this community, we have a few accommodations. But they are very few they're limited we, certainly need more in. Fact a recent study projects. A shortage, of as many as six thousand rental units across Nova, Scotia in the coming years I listed, on. Airbnb. Here, in the meantime like, a lot of places this, is increasingly. An option, we, encourage families a private, property, for rent on Airbnb. The. Very thing many jurisdictions, around the world are restricting. But. Nova, Scotia desperate. To attract more tourists dollars to these shores maybe, giving, Airbnb. The benefit of the doubt we can't bring people here, unless we have somewhere for them to stay it's also giving, local cleaners. Local, property, managers, local, carpenters, a chance to get more work and that's, precisely, why the province, doesn't want to be too quick to clamp, down on Airbnb. And other sharing, economy platforms, like it and, so we have this new sector that's creating a couple, of thousand micro businesses, from end to end in the province, and. Here's the thing almost, two-thirds. Of all the hosts, here are, women it's, hitting all the buttons from an economic development perspective, it's, creating women entrepreneurs, at a higher rate than than. Any other segment it's getting. Older or. Older demographic, into the business and. It's, disproportionately. Active, in rural areas. You. Know it's it's the magic bullet still. Registered. Licensed, rental property owners who by the way unlike, Airbnb, r--'s paid commercial taxes. And HST, say. It's time to level the playing field not. Mention regulate, quality, there, needs to be some sort of inspection, device, in place to make, sure that. The. Tourism industry is protected, as a whole because, you're only as good as your rottenness Apple all things, the province is considering, and the hope is to put a smaller, cabin. Home, here. You're planning to expand yeah as, it, looks to keep up with the tourism times, Tom. Murphy CBC News Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Next. On the national fresh off the controversy, of slave famed, director rubella. Posh finds himself embroiled in, yet another controversy. About who, gets to tell which stories, Plus big. Dudes with little, dogs you will not want to miss this week's CBC, short doc I've, had. People. Slam on their brakes in the middle of the street, and pull their phone out and be like oh. Just. Like videotaping. Me I'm just like oh my gosh once. Once a week someone will think it's my girlfriend stuff. Welcome. Back tonight on the national, fresh grief for the family of two survivors, of a February, school shooting, in parkland, Florida their. Father was shot and killed this week during a robbery at the convenience, store he owns Ayub, Ali's two older, children attend, Marjorie Douglass Stoneman high school he also had, two younger, children one, of them just a toddler. Charlie. Has been through an appalling experience. Most of us could never imagine, today. Is a very welcome, milestone, in his recovery. Some. News out of the UK today one of the two people recently poisoned. With a nerve agent has, been released from hospital, Charlie Rowley and his partner don sturgis fell ill and she later died after, coming into contact with this nerve, agent, late last month it's, believed, the pair was accidentally.
Poisoned But, officials, believe the substance, came from the same batch used, to attack a former, Russian spy and his daughter earlier this year. And. Disney, has fired the director of the guardians of the galaxy franchise. For what it called indefensible. Tweets, James. Gunn posted. The comments, online several, years ago but they resurfaced. This week in them, he makes some pretty lewd jokes about pedophilia. And rape Gunn. Has apologized. For the tweets calling them shocking, jokes but Disney, said today that the comments, were inconsistent. With its values. The. Clash between art, and values. Is a story, of our time and the minefield, of social media is just one aspect, tonight. We look at two controversies. Raising, questions here, in Canada how, do you present, the work of an artist who has died when he's now accused, of sexual. Misconduct but. First who, gets to tell the stories of people who have been oppressed Quebec. Rubella posh is under fire again after, a long and provocative. Career. When. Lapage depicted, God as a muddled, old man it was at least the Christian. God he grew up with. And. When, he co-directed Romeo. And Juliet, in a bilingual production. Hitting Quebecers, against Western, Canadians. It wasn't, exactly foreign. Material, but, Lapage can get into trouble when he crosses cultural. Borders they, are co-opting, our pain the, whole thing our suffering. Just. Weeks ago his exploration, of slave songs, with a cast that was mostly, not black closed. Prematurely, at the Montreal Jazz Festival, now, he's, under fire for Canada it, examines the relationship between Canada's, white and indigenous. People, with no indigenous, performers. But. As Jayla Bernstein tells us the creators, have now met, with their critics. It. All boils down to whether non-indigenous, people, should portray indigenous. People and tell their stories on stage, iconic. Quebec director, hobby Lapage says, yes but, this open, letter signed by 19. Indigenous, artists, and activists, begs to differ sometimes, that's all we have are our, stories and so to have those also taken from us and extracted, from us, for. Profit for someone. Else's own. Needs. And wants without. The involvement of us is hurtful, they, say indigenous, people are often invisible, in the public sphere and that the play Kannada doesn't, help by retelling, their, history, without, indigenous, voices we.
Still. Have many. Concerns because, even, though even though we now know the context, of it we. Its it's, still questionable. Last, night they raised those concerns here. With Lapage and Ian manoosh gin' who's Paris, based theatre company is putting on the play it seems, some, progress, was made his, tune is changing a little bit now that he has two theatrical productions, that are controversial, on, his plate and. But. He is a revered, figure in in, Quebec so so. He has that going for him Lapage, explained, the cast is made up of new French citizens, many former, refugees, that, casting. Will not change if he, had. Done it here in Quebec it would have been different, he, said, that he would have included us, of course from, the beginning till the end well, I, want, to believe that because mr. de baad is a friend of the First Nation for so long now Lapage. As production company has released a statement it, says that manouschka and Lapage, hope. That a big step towards, mutual, understanding. Has been taken, they are grateful for having been listened, to with attention, and goodwill, the. Show was set to open in Paris in December whatever, that final. Product looks like there's hope that something, positive will, come from this discussion, they asked, us to trust them okay so nobody. Saw the play so I don't know maybe it's gonna be awesome and we're gonna all gonna like it but I. Have doubts, Jayla Bernstein, CBC, News Montreal. Now. We shift, focus to Toronto, where the me to movement has collided, with the work of a revered, photographer. The question do, the personal, failings, of an artist negate, his groundbreaking, art, a Stephane, skandera's, discovered, there may be a, way to balance, respect, for the work with, respect for alleged victims. The. Work captures, India like never before, raghu. Burrs sing made his name with vibrant. Street photography. In color where others used black and white he, had a personal, connection to the landscapes, and the people he shot from the 1970s. Up until his death in 1999. You, can almost feel the heat you can taste the sweetness, they are visions, from within the culture they, don't reproduce, the stereotypic.
Touristic, Images, that often dominate in Western media. Curator. De Polly doo-hwan says bringing Singh's work to the ROM was an exciting, step we, wanted to make an intervention into that history of photography by. Showcasing the work of a non-white photographer, in a history that was dominated mostly by male, Western. Photographers, but. When the show premiered at the Metropolitan, Museum of Art in New York it, was met with this protest. Artist. J sharee Abidjan Donnie came forward, with allegations sing sexually, abused her in the 1990s. It. Shocked, us it, made, us really concerned. And. It made us think a lot this. Was something that we had you, know near daily conversations. About we brought our Board of Trustees into. The question we asked staff, who are working on the project do we want to think about this there, were few examples, to draw from in Washington. The National, Gallery of Art has indefinitely, postponed, installations. By artist Chuck Close and Thomas, Romo after, sexual misconduct allegations, came. Out against them in a statement to CBC News the gallery said all parties, involved acknowledge, that it is not the appropriate time to present these installations. Art. Professor doctor, says the ROM has found itself in the middle of a conversation. Dominating. The art world I don't. Think we can leave the. Context. And the biography, of an artist completely. Out of the picture, what. We do with that I think is the question everyone's, asking and. If you're gonna call out one I guess you should call, them all. Out that would include people deeply. Entrenched in the Western art canon and whose personal, lives are now under heavy scrutiny, artists. Like Pablo Picasso, who mistreated, women in his life or Paul Gauguin, who has passed 40 when he married three young teens in Tahiti in. A lot of ways the, biographies. That we've been told of famous artists, through the centuries has been sanitized. Art. Critic Lia sandals says it's time to complicate, those simplified, stories, and not. Treat these people. Untouchable. Heroes and, visionaries. And geniuses, but. Recognize, the ways in which they are failed. And have hurt other people, but. She cautions. The quality, of the conversation, is just as important, it can't just be a, superficial. Check. Mark check a box we did it it's. Got to be something that, is, respectful, and, respectful. Especially, of the people who have been abused. That's. Why the ROM is taking an extra, step as it goes ahead with the sings show a free, display called me to when the arts features, a timeline, of the me to movement and the, words of sings accuser, jaishree, Abidjan Donny she, consulted, with the ROM and told CBC, News I support. The ROM exhibition, as they are the hopefully, first institution. To address the topic every. Support of space created, for survivors, is appreciated. But. Museums, will continue, to grapple with troubling, artists, who make great art that conversation. Is far, from over, Stephanie, skandera's, CBC, News Toronto. Next. On the National challenging. Traditional, notions of manliness, with tiny, dogs got, a special airing of a CBC short doc for you, from. An 80 pound Bulldog to a four-pound. Chihuahua I thought he was a hairless dog the day he arrived he. Was just so frail, at the time and so. Malnourished, and. Scraggly, looking I didn't want anybody else to be responsible, for making, him better. They. Are five big, men with very, little dogs and they, wouldn't have it any other way, sure they, may get Snickers, and stares when they go on walks sometimes, strangers, will even stop them to take pictures but, they insist, it isn't just that they chose, their dogs in some ways their dogs chose, them too, tonight, on the National we bring you a cbc short talk that proves size. Really, doesn't, matter. No. Way, they're. So high, energy and tons, of nerves right so they'll just like they get excited they just like. Shake. With joy. They're. Not real dogs, they're. Not real dogs I need anything smaller than like, a lab is not a real. Must. Be a sweet guy versus, a big, biker type guy it. Was love at first place, I said. Fight right when, I see a large, man walking a small dog, I feel, usually it's because he has to take care of it for his girlfriend normally.
I Think it's somebody looking. To pick up with them I sumit thought is it's probably his girlfriends I mean why would a larger. Man have a small dog. You, see a big tough guy with a little poodle or something like that you know people, start to think of these big guys is tough fit and whatnot but yeah. Sometimes they just want to roll around with a cute little puppy or whatever oh. Look. At you prancing, over there eh. Okay. You're. Terribly, cute you. Always get what you want no matter what you just do that and it works. You. Mentioned coming across this dog to an alleyway. He. Wants physical contact, a lot he. Wants to cuddle with you, he, kind of moved from being an alien facehuggers. Like with that nowadays. He actually can just be seeing beside you so we're working on that kind of meanness cuz we want to reduce your anxiety. He. Came up for the first time he sat on my lap he, put his face right in front of my face and, that. Was it. Like, we have great times I laugh at him a lot but, like at the same time I hope he's laughing at me a lot too it's like your, decisions, in life are horrible. You. Know. It's. Funny because initially I was supposed to get a king, Shepard and my, roommate at the time he was looking for Pomeranians, and she, was on Kijiji and stumble across an ad for a litter of rescued, teacup chihuahuas. I went there and saw, six, what, looked like hamsters, and, she. Sort of stumbled, over and she just sort of like put her feet on my, foot which, was three times the size of her body within, five minutes of meeting her I was like I need, this. Dogs gonna be mine. One. More good girl and Here I am six years later with a three, punch wall. Perm. A puppy this, is my every winter day very. I saw, this photo on Instagram. And. Couldn't help myself. He's. A rescue from the Dominican, and. He's. The. Skrill is literally your size dog. Apparently. Chihuahuas, are not desirable, and this. How the United States they just they're treated almost like vermin they're probably the second most exterminated, breed of. Dog in North America so thirteen, unwanted, chihuahuas read shipped across the border and Rey and her mom drove, over to Hamilton and picked this guy out. I've. Always kind of wanted this gun and I also, like, cats but I'm allergic to cats so I wanted a dog that was kind of Kaddish and had, ascribed characteristics, that's, been love ever since we. First. Dog we fostered was, a bulldog, and our second dog moved from an 80 pound Bulldog to a four-pound. Chihuahua I thought, he was a hairless dog the day he arrived he. Was just a rail at the time and, so, malnourished. And, scraggly, looking I didn't want anybody else to be responsible. For making, him better and, I knew we would be able to do it we'll be fine. I. Don't. Think he thinks very much about the monkey game be. Honest to you I think it's more for me than it is for him. My. First dog was an, American, Bulldog and he. Was a gentle, giant but, very playful. And I, look at this guy and I'm like he's a gentle, giant but very playful, I, was. Diagnosed, with a neurologic. Condition, that, makes me like shape, and stuff and he. Has the exact, same, shakiness. About him and then, he also has, asthma. And. I have asthma so, we were like it's. Like kids met we were like meant to be together somehow. Even. If were unhappy with each other or one. Of us has had a bad day all it takes is the five, seconds, of him looking like a little goofball and it's, all it's done, you. Just become such a part of our lives. It's. A sense of companionship, and. Unconditional. Love somebody. To look forward to come home to every time, yeah. That sort of thing so I just take care of just. Where I guess I don't really have any kids and I don't plan to have kids so this is kind of like the closest, thing I could get to, feeling. Of being needed. By something it's. The most consistent, love. From the living creature that you'll ever get I just have a compact version of that same love and same friendship that people get with big dogs.
The. One funny thing that like comment. Like that that's not three small dog for such a big man I've had people. Slam, on their brakes in, the middle of the street and pull their phone out and be like oh just. Like. Videotaping. Me I'm just like oh my gosh once. Once a week someone will think it's my girlfriend's dog, someone. Who has been told, that small dogs are for women, or big, dogs or manly, dogs I don't think really matters on what, size the dog is if it's your dog it's, your dog, I love how small he is it's part of his charm walking. Down the street with this dog in that the people like, looking at me then looking up dying and looking at me again with this huge smile on their face like everybody is you know walking down the street distracted, looking at their phones and everybody, kind of acts miserable most of the time I find this. Little bright, light that shines into their lives. If. Like people want to make. Silly judgments, about having, a dog then it's hardly, the worst things gonna happen my life, everybody. Asked me if I got him because I wanted to pick up women but, the thing is I'd, be the worst thing to do because not, only does, that not help you pick up women because, women are more concerned, about him than they are about me. But. It's. Just the, wrong way to think about it, he's. Just a dog who needed a home and. I gave him a home. I'm. Originally from Ottawa, back home in Ottawa this. Would be a laughingstock, today's. Day and age is a, lot of change and this is a very mild version of it five, ten years from now this isn't gonna be that uncommon that's. My forecast anyways. Maybe, he likes small dogs and you just think that's cute. It's, just practical a dog. Is a dog regardless of, the size maybe, they're just like little lap dogs or they're really comfortable in their masculinity and they don't need a big bull mastiff beside them to say I'm a real man. And. Now. Your weekend can begin, you're, welcome now, if, this struck a chord with you you are in good company because right after CVC short dogs put this out hundreds, of men posted photos, of themselves with, their tiny, companions.
Here's. Gareth, Bush and his rat terrier, Daffy, he says dogs. Are dogs, you wouldn't say humans, under five - aren't people would, you J. Alpha says, this is Stella a puggle, who gets beer, from the fridge enough, said I got, to get me one of those there's, David Cote Wood and his dog moose a Chihuahua miniature, pinscher, mix clearly. Not afraid of car rides and this, is Dakota, black with his canine, Crusader, re ready. To take on Halloween. And. You can see many more short talks by emerging, filmmakers from across Canada by heading on over to the website cbc.ca. Slash. Short, docs. Okay. Next on the National, a story of perseverance. Perspiration. And Paper. Planes. Perfect. I was. Small town in BC became the center of a world record-breaking, attempt. This morning it, is our moment of the day. Six-year-old. Parker, Andrews, from northern, BC joined, forces with one of his heroes to try to break a world record today, the guy in the left is John Collins, also known as the paper, airplane, guy he, and a former football quarterback Joe, I you they hold, the current world record for basically. Throwing a paper airplane really, far Collins. Designs, the planes and no surprise I you biz the guy who throws them but the, six-year-old Parker, thought hey they, could probably do even better, and so he invited them to Fort st. John BC, to give it a try and that's, our moment, of the day this. Is a big big moments. After. A couple dozen warm-up, throws the first attempt. To break the record. Okay. Not, a great. Start but they get 10 tries go. On get up there get up there get up there get up there yeah, it's going it's going it's going good it's going good, whoa. The second went a little better, traveling. 215. Feet just, short, of their existing, record of 226. Feet and 10. Inches but then things, took, a turn come, on Johnson. What. Was it was it the humidity. A problem. With the plane whatever. It was it happened, again, and again. That's. Parker's, voice to here watching, all of this unfold, and he's, not wrong there the distance, must be measured in a straight line after, a break to test a few planes and make some tweaks they. Were back, at it again but, in, the end almost, it when I said he'd get up there get up there go on they, did, not break, the record but that's ok, with Parker you didn't fail you. Only fail when you give up. Now. In, terms of how all of this came together it actually happened pretty quickly thanks, to Parker, he's fascinated. With paper airplanes, and YouTubed Collins's, videos and after watching he really wanted, to chat with him so, with the help of his dad they tracked down a phone number and gave him a call I'll let them describe what happened next we. Weren't even expecting him, to answer we were thinking, we were gonna leave a voicemail or something and when. John picked up the phone you know there, was a connection with these two right away Parker. Started talking about planes and technical, terms, and, I think John, recognized, right away that this was an ordinary kid he was so enthusiastic I, said I'm gonna beat your old directly, that's the first thing that came out of my mouth. He. Was almost, afraid to talk you could almost hear his white rating on the other end of the phone he's, pretty excited. Looking. For a place when we had the perfect place, so is this perfect. Well. That is just absolutely. Charming so so where does this all leave things well unless, Parker. Beats him to it Colin says he's actually gonna be ready to try, again as early as next year but remember. It is his own world, record that he's trying to break so I suppose, the consolation, prize today for falling short is that, he's still just, the best, that's. The national for this Friday July 20th, have, a good night in a good weekend. You.