The National for Tuesday August 28, 2018 — NAFTA, Pot Testing, Birth Tourism
On. This Tuesday night the Foreign Affairs Minister and her team of negotiators are. In Washington, to see if Canada, can make a deal on NAFTA, with just days till, Donald Trump's imposed deadline what's, at stake in these negotiations how. Dairy could, spoil them and the, dispute, over well, how, to resolve, disputes we'll break it all down also. Tonight we dig into a controversial, autism. Therapy there's no science, to support it it can be dangerous so, why is it still available in Canada and this. Man says he got PTSD, from, murdering, a police officer, why, is Veterans. Affairs paying, for his treatment, even, though he's not a veteran this, is the National. After. Sitting on the sidelines, of NAFTA negotiations. For weeks, tonight Canada, is finally, back in the game but, the clock is ticking down and, fast, a deal has to be made by the end of this week and as Katie Simpson explains, that's why Christian Freeland, and her team dropped, everything today and rushed, to DC. Never. Before, has Canada's, arrival, at NAFTA, Talks been so critical, or so closely, watched this, return to Washington, may just be the start of the final push to get to a three-way, trade deal, this is really going to be a. Full. Steam ahead efforts. With. A lot of groups working. Very intensively. This. Is a really big deal Canadian. Negotiators. Spent the day examining, the preliminary, agreement, between the US and Mexico, announced. Hastily, by Donald Trump yesterday, and they, must figure out if the deal is something Canada, can work with the, Foreign Affairs Minister suggested it's possible, given, proposed, improvements. To auto sector labor standards, Mexico. Was able to do something that I think must. Have been quite difficult for Mexico and make those concessions does. Really set the stage for some, productive. Conversations. For us here this week but. Sources tell CBS e news Canada. Is worried about a different, proposed change, to the dispute, resolution system the, preliminary, pact is expected, to weaken what's known as chapter 19, something. Canada, has said it will not accept and. There is another big tension point there's a word that Canada. Has trouble, with it's n i. Lk. Nope. Anything. To do with milk, and dairy they're, gonna have to fix that Donald. Trump's most trusted, advisors, are repeating, his calls for Canada to kill the dairy regulation, system called Supply Management, we, will engage in. A positive, and constructive way, as we always have been and, look forward to, ultimately. Signing, a deal as long as it is good for Canada and, good for middle-class Canadians. If Canada doesn't act quickly there are more suggestions. It may get left behind, we hope that they are results, that Canada can be part if, that is not the case we. Would, be ready to move forward and. But. That doesn't, preclude that, doesn't, preclude Bashi. Canada. Joining. In. Future. Moments. Senior. Canadian, officials, tell me there is a reasonable, chance of success some, kind of deal can be reached by Friday, it appears, no time is being wasted with, the Canadians, meeting the Mexicans tonight and the intensive, talks resuming, first thing tomorrow Rosie, ok Katie so a lot of people are probably wondering why is there, a rush to try and get this done by Friday there. Are two points to that the New Mexican president, wants this wrapped up before he takes office on December 1st and in order for that to happen the US Congress, must complete, its 90-day approval, process for the math to work out they need this wrapped up by the end of the week ok. Katie you'll be on the story all week thank you Thanks. Let's. Take a closer look now at one of the sticking points in those talks dairy, and poultry protected. In this country by something that you've heard the name already Supply, Management, Canada. Manages. Or controls, the supply of milk, cheese eggs chicken and turkey and it limits foreign, imports, like US dairy with some pretty steep tariffs, it controls, the supply of what's, available but farmers also like it because it prevents, Cheaper American, products from flooding, in and forcing.
Canadians, Out of business but. Donald, Trump is no fan, of Canadian, tariffs and as Jayla Bernstein tells us dairy, farmers here are nervous that their sector, will be sacrificed to appease the president. Farming. Is nice it's, challenging, it's hard it's, frustrating, sometimes I mean we do many hours then, again I mean we don't take that much of salary if, you're not making money anymore, and. We're, just asking for a decent salary and having our family farms. Quebec. Dairy farmers feel they've already given, up enough for international, trade in two, separate, major trade agreements, one with Europe and one with Pacific nations. Agreed, to open a dairy market, slightly, some, estimate, the cost of farmers is as high as 160. Million dollars a year now. They're fearful NAFTA, will also, be negotiated, on their backs since, their way of doing business remains, in the crosshairs of the American president you, know they have tariffs, of almost. 300% on, some of our dairy products, so we can't have that those, words weighed heavily on the minds of Quebec dairy farmers at a union meeting today I feel. Like there's, a big. Tall. Deer Cloudant. On top of my head with the other trade deals Ottawa, offered financial, assistance, to farmers hurt, by the concessions. But, dairy farmers, say with NAFTA, there's so much more at stake it has a huge impact on Canada if we let go the Supply Management Prime, Minister Justin Trudeau insisted. Today he'll, stand behind dairy, farmers, this time around my. Position on defending. Supply Management has not changed we will defend Supply Management we try to be, positive. And optimistic but. We're always afraid that we're. Gonna pay again and. Hope. It's not gonna be here the case. Strable. Hopes his sons will someday take over the family farm but, their future on this, land will be decided, more than 900, kilometers away in Washington. This week, Jayla, Bernstein, CBC. News Montreal. It's. Not just farmers nervously, watching what happens in DC this week that's because any changes, to the 24, year old NAFTA, agreement will. Be important, to the Canadian economy here's. What's at stake. Some. Two billion, dollars worth of goods and services cross. Our border daily, that's a big number or put, another way every. Minute of every, day more, than 1 million dollars of trade crosses, between the US Canada, border the, United States is of course Canada's, largest trading, partner, in fact 36. States count Canada as their top customer, and just, to hammer home that point again Canada. Exports, more goods to the state of Michigan than it does to the entire European, Union, the. Canadian economy is more integrated than ever with that of our southern neighbors millions, of jobs in all, three countries depend, on the success of NAFTA, the government, estimates three, and a half million jobs in this country are supported, by trade and one. Study suggests, dismantling. The deal would, cost as many as 85,000, jobs in the first year alone and business, investment in Canada would plunge by three billion, dollars. Here's. What else we're working on tonight on the national y the Conservatives.
Want To crack down on who, automatically. Gets Canadian, citizenship, plus, Ottawa, green lights a new roadside, test for cannabis, there are enough concerns already, about the device that lawyers, are prepping, their defense but, first a convicted, murderer who says he developed, PTSD, committing. The crime so why, is the government footing, the bill for his treatment. Christopher. Garnier did not serve a single, day in the Armed Forces he. Is however serving. A life sentence, for second-degree murder still, Veterans. Affairs is paying, for his PTSD, treatment Tom. Murphy explains, why. It. Was a case unlike any other this province has seen a Halifax. Man meets an off-duty, police officer, in a bar hours. Later Katherine. Campbell, is dead, Christopher. Gagne strangled, her put her body in a compost, bin rolled. It through town and dumped it at the foot of the MacDonald bridge it, didn't, take the jury long to find Gagne guilty, all I want to say is that for almost two and a half years we've, sought justice, for Kathryn and today, we feel we have justice. For Kathryn now this word, that Veterans Affairs Canada is paying for treatment, for Garnier who the court decided, acquired, PTSD. As a result. Of committing, the murder the, families, aren't speaking but in a recent Facebook, post Campbell's, aunt says, she's sickened, by this veterans, advocates, are seething, there's. Outrage, in the veteran community about it definitely. Tons. Of outrage here's the thing Garnier, never served, but his father is a, veteran, and so, there's this from Veterans Affairs when, a man or a woman serves in Canada's armed forces or the RCMP. Their whole family, serves with them it goes, on to say counseling. And other services may be provided if, it is determined it will assist, the veterans, in achieving, their rehabilitation goals. The. Logic, goes something like this, if helping. Christopher Garnier's PTSD. Helps his father then, Christopher, Garnier even, if he killed someone gets, the treatment some, are calling that perverse. A lot of our veterans. And still, serving members are seeking help for PTSD. And OS is and are, waiting in queue but this, fella is getting. I, guess, you would say special, treatment, not exactly says Veterans Affairs arguing. 94%. Of veterans who apply for mental, health supports, are approved. What's more Veterans, Affairs says it may also support, other mental, health services, including family, and marital counseling and access, to social work services what. Irks some is that a convicted, murder is getting, veterans support at all tom. Murphy cbc news halifax. Now. To a practice, known as birth, tourism. Expectant. Mothers traveling, to foreign countries to have a child, because, in some places including, canada that new little baby automatically. Becomes a citizen just by virtue of being born on Canadian. Soil and, thereby, entitled. To all the benefits that come with being, a Canadian it's. All perfectly. Legal but, the Conservative, Party wants it to stop Breyer. Stewart takes a closer look. At. This hospital in Richmond BC more, than 1 in 5 of all babies delivered last year were born to mothers that weren't residents.
Of Canada part, of a birth tourism, industry, that the federal conservatives want to crack down on we, should. Fight, for our own babies. Thank you at, the party's convention delegates. Endorsed, a resolution, to scrap the long-standing, policy. Of giving citizenship. To everyone, born here it's, a step of former immigration, officials, says would likely go, too far, if you make the change that will, adversely, affect all. Canadians, will make it more burdensome, for them to provide identification. It'll, be more costly, but he acknowledges birth, tourism is a problem, that needs to be dealt with experts. Say there isn't a good set of how big of an issue birth, tourism, is in Canada because the numbers aren't specifically, tracked but NBC it is on the government's, radar they're reportedly, more than two dozen so-called. Birthing, houses, that cater to foreign, mothers in this province, this. One in Richmond advertises. Everything, an expectant, mother needs from accommodation. Meals and free baby birth certificates, and Canadian. And Chinese, passport. Services, a researcher. Who has interviewed, some of the foreign mothers says most plan to raise their babies back in China but they deliver here to get a coveted, Canadian, passport, for their child because they pay their own money for. The medical, house. And after give the birthday they, brought their children, go, back to China immediately part, of that value system but Gary Liu says it's a matter of fairness Canadian. Stands, for certain. Values he's, part of a group behind a petition, calling on the government to use the laws already in place let's, enforce a bylaws. Local, bylaws local, bylaws like for. Example in, a residential area you cannot have a birthing hotel by. Doing that he says officials, can crack down on the birth tourism industry, without opening up an entire debate about just who should be eligible for Canadian, citizenship, breyer, stewart CBC, News Vancouver. Less. Than two months to go before Canada's. Official legalization. Of cannabis and as, the date quickly approaches, police departments. Are, still scrambling, to, be ready for it now. Just because people will be free to use recreational, weed, doesn't, mean they can break the law by driving under the influence and, that's, going to mean roadside, drug testing, but as Katie Nicholson, reports there are some real questions about the particular testing. Device Canada. Has approved. The. Drug, test five thousand bananas II system sleek. And futuristic it. May look like a Keurig, coffee machine, but this is the future of Canadian, drug testing. The. Drager 5000, tests, saliva for the presence, of THC, but a Norwegian, study found it produces. False positives, 15 percent of the time and it. Doesn't work that well in the cold there are lots of devices out there so why was the dragger 5000. The first to get Canadian approval, the. Canadian Society forensic, science which sets the standards, for science used in law enforcement, recommended. The dragger 5000, to the federal government but, the society wouldn't, explain, why it shows, the device and that worries defense lawyer Kyla Leigh that to me tells me that there's something in there that would cause us to question the reliability of the device because, if everything that they tested, in it showed great results. All the time they, would be excited, to share that with the public what. The forensic society did share where the guidelines, are created, in selecting, a drug testing device one. Of those is that drug screening, equipment shall be capable of being operated, at an ambient temperature.
Range Of at least 5 degrees Celsius to. 35, degrees Celsius. That's. Not what law enforcement wanted. Public. Safety Canada working with seven, different police, forces, set the number one thing police, wanted, in a device was, a high reliability in, extreme, cold temperatures, the. Draggers ideal, temperature, range plus, four to 40 degrees Celsius the, police association, is unfazed. By draggers, potentially. Temperamental, temperature, limitations, am, i confident, that it's going to work perfectly, right off the bat or am I am i concerned that, you, know whether or not the the testing, was as rigorous, as it possibly could I think. You can always find issues. With any piece, of equipment like that. Public. Safety Canada says police officers, will, learn how to keep, the dragger units, at their ideal operating, temperature, as a part of their training and how to use the device, Katie. Nicholson's CBC News Toronto. Okay. So clearly there are some questions about the technology, but what about getting offenders, into the courtroom and prosecuting. Drug impaired, driving cases, well, if drunk driving, conviction, rates are any indication, there. Might just be some trouble ahead. Canada's. Overall, conviction, rate is relatively, low about 60%, in 2015. Ontario. Was a bit better at 65 percent but in Quebec, it was less than half in, BC. Get this only about a quarter of charges, stuck, now. That's partly, due to the rise of a drunk driving legal, defense industry. One, that challenges, the reliability. And maintenance of alcohol testing devices and as, we just heard roadside. Drug testing, has some challenges too, and, considering, THC, remains, detectable. In the body much, longer, after use than alcohol, it's, not hard to imagine a tidal, wave of court challenges, in fact, a Statistics Canada report says drug, impaired, driving cases, already take. Twice, as long to prosecute, than, drunk driving, once. Lots. Of stories we are tracking tonight including, a major development, in the shooting of a German tourist on a highway in Alberta earlier. A 16. Year old male youth who was a resident of the stony miqo'te First Nation has, been charged with 14, criminal code offences including. Attempted, murder. And. We can't identify the suspect, because of his age but he, did appear in court today accused, of shooting a German, tourist in the head driving. With his family, at the time about an hour west of Calgary motive. Is a big question mark in this case police don't, think there was any kind of conflict, leading, up to the shooting and they don't believe the suspect, and victim knew, each other.
Prime. Minister justin trudeau wants to take a closer look at implementing a full ban on handguns, and, assault weapons, in canada he's, tapped Bill Blair his Minister of border security and organized, crime reduction, to look into how that might work while, still allowing the lawful, use of firearms after. Last month's mass shooting, in Toronto's Greek town Trudeau, made a promise, to address the issue of gun violence. Ricans. To bind. Together, warn. And. Nearly a year after Puerto Rico was devastated. By Hurricane Maria officials, now say nearly. 3,000. People died as a result of the storm that's, a dramatic increase, before. Today the official, death toll stood, at 64. Researchers. Who compiled, the new data say that number was initially, so low in part because doctors, didn't, know how to classify deaths. After a disaster. Still. Ahead tonight on, the national parents have a lot of decisions to make once a child is diagnosed, with autism why. Some are turning to a controversial, therapy, that could, do more harm than good plus. Four years mail and packages have, been piling up at the Israeli, border now it's up to Palestinian. Postal, workers, to sort through it and thousands. Of beads, decided. To make a Time Square umbrella, home, but, don't, worry the NYPD. Actually, has a guy for that I'll, tell you all about it in our moments of the day. In. The Midtown. Army. They can't really produce any money up there so we're in trouble. Many. People in the West Bank are finally, receiving packages, that were supposed to arrive years. Ago Israeli. Authorities have, released piles, of mail which had been held at the border it's, meant as a goodwill gesture from Israel in the midst of a long-running, bitter conflict, our, Middle East correspondent Derek, Stoffel, was there as postal, workers sorted, through the backlog. It. Was neither rain, nor snow, that, was responsible, for this mound, of mail piling, up in a warehouse in Jericho. Instead. Blame, yet another disagreement. Between the Palestinians. And Israel, which, occupies. The West Bank. For. The borders. Without. Their permission. See. They control everything. Israel. Agreed a decade ago to give the Palestinians, more control, over their, postal services, but, in practice, that's, been slow to happen. Meaning. For years parcels. Piled up in neighboring, Jordan. In. A statement to CBC, News Israeli, authorities say, all this mail was released, as a gesture, in, a one-time agreement, a few weeks ago. Now. Palestinian. Postal, employees, are working, overtime to, sort through ten tons, of letters and parcels a lot, of these packages, came from China they're things that Palestinians. Ordered online, including this, TV, that was supposed to be delivered six years ago the. Recipient, of this wheelchair, has been waiting years, for its delivery this, one came from some. Of the packages, here were mailed as far back as 2010. Down. The road at Jericho's, main post office. Manager. Makes a call to let a customer know his letter is finally, ready for pickup it's. A joyous moment for, saizou, Breen this, is my hat diploma from, Griese juh, Breen studied, economics at, a college on the island of Crete he, graduated, more than a year ago and has, been waiting for the certificate. Ever since why is this important, to you this, is my degree you know we, started with this for living this is my career, I, mean. A lot for me I spent, one year, apart. From my family and, to give this. Palestinian. Officials, have accused. The Israelis, of using, the post is one, more method of exerting control over. The Palestinian, people.
Millions. Of Palestinians live. In other countries, including Jordan. And Lebanon, and still. Relying on the mail most. People, send gifts, to their relatives, inside Palestine, and also. People inside Palestine want to send hostile items to their relatives, outside of Palestine, so, this is very important. Palestine. Post has brought in extra workers to clear, the backlog, which, they hope will happen, in the next couple of weeks Derrick's doleful CBC News Jericho. Still. Ahead tonight on the National Trump takes aim at Google, claiming, search results, only show bad stories. About him Plus, is online fundraising, a 21st, century solution to America's expensive. Health care problem, or just, the sign of how sick the system really is we. Kind of live pretty. Open about everything, but. It's hard to admit that you need help it's. Hard to admit that you. Can't. Do everything. Tonight. On the national the ever-expanding, problem. Of a giant sinkhole, in Oxford Nova Scotia since opening up at a park just over a week ago this all has grown to be more than 30 meters, wide swallowing. Up trees and picnic, tables experts. Have been called in to try to figure out why it's happening but for, now officials, are warning the public to, simply stay away. Also. Tonight an update on Canadian, tennis player, Felix OJ Elia seemed after a health scare at the US Open the 18, year old was forced to stop yesterday's. Match against, fellow Canadian, Dennis Shapovalov after. Experiencing. Heart palpitations. According. To Tennis Canada he's doing all right now and everything is back to normal but this, has happened to him before he reportedly, thinks yesterday's, episode was triggered, by the heat and the stress, he's, expected, to take a few days off training. And. WestJet, and Air Canada are raising, their checked bag fees for. People buying lowest, fare tickets the cost of the first bag is going up from 25, to 30 dollars and a second, check bag will, cost $50. Up from 30 the, new fees are already, in place for some flights but will be fully implemented, by both Airlines by, October, one, of the reasons they give rising. Fuel prices. For. Parents deciding, how to help a child with autism can be overwhelming, not, all the treatment choices are proven, some, could even be harmful take chelation. Therapy a, controversial. Practice, where, metals, are removed, from a child's body why. Is it still available in, Canada, Nicole, Ireland, has a closer look at the not so clear regulations. Around, it, it's. Nice huh nice day when, Anne Borden kings pediatrician. Diagnosed, her son Baxter, with autism it was a frightening, conversation. She, took a very serious, tone and said. He needs to have very intensive. Therapy. And, when. They're young it has to happen when they're young there's a small window of time to, help your child, Gordon, King says that fear drives parents, to try any treatment, they can to help their kids she. And her husband, took a conventional, approach working, with therapists, and teachers to, improve Baxter's, communication. And motor skills and helping, him learn things like biking at his own pace but. When Borden Kings started, an online self-advocacy. Group for people with autism she was alarmed to learn parents. Were trying lots of unproven. Interventions. It's, this Wild. West that. Someone put it where. There, is no. Law. That says that you can't do, these things. Such. As giving. That. I know of such as giving a child chelation. Chelation. Therapy is, used to remove metals, such, as lead or, mercury from. The body a drug, is given often. Intravenously, that grabs the metals then, the patient excretes them often, through their urine it's, meant to be used if a person has metal poisoning, after an industrial, accident for, example at, one point some, people believed removing, heavy metals from the body could treat autism a theory. Autism, experts now agree has, no scientific merit. So. When boarding King learned a medical doctor and Markham, Ontario was, offering, chelation therapy to, children with autism she filed a complaint with, the Ontario, College of Physicians and Surgeons the, college, says it investigated. But found no evidence that, dr. John ganache did anything wrong and made, a point of noting boarding, King had never met ganache nor, his patients personally, CBC. News has obtained dr. ganache his response to the complaint, he, confirms, he offers chelation therapy to, a small number of children with severe autism but. Says he gets full consent, from their parents, including. Clear communication. That it is not standard, practice, I have, never harmed a child with my treatments, he says yet. Believed that leaving behind damaging. Toxic, metal burdens one I have the means to intervene, during, a critical window of opportunity, is potentially. Harmful with, long-term negative consequences.
Ganache. Did not respond to CBC requests, for an interview Health. Canada has not approved chelation, drugs for autism, but says it has no jurisdiction over, how doctors, prescribed, them that. Falls under the complementary. And alternative medicine, policies. Of the provincial, colleges, of Physicians, and Surgeons, Ontario's. Policy, says doctors, decisions, must be informed, by evidence and science chelation. Is a treatment for which we have no evidence of benefit and we have evidence of harm this. Neurologist. Specializing in, autism says parents often ask about alternative, treatments for their children she's, fine with many of them if they're used in conjunction with proven, autism interventions, but, she draws the line at chelation because, it disrupts, minerals, in the blood and is just too dangerous we, have seen. Anything. From discord, causing, heart arrhythmia, so irregular. Heart, rhythm, to. Kidney, damage to. Damage, to the heart muscle all the, way to death, Ann. Borden, King isn't giving up her fight she's. Appealing the College of Physicians and Surgeons decision. And advocating. For clearer regulations. Governing. What autism treatments, physicians, can and can't, recommend. And. So Nicole is with us now you know it's interesting beyond, the debate. Over the efficacy of this or in fact whether it actually does any harm I'm presuming this is not a free, procedure, it's. Not a like, with so many alternative, therapies not. Covered under benefit. Plans not covered under government insurance plans and families, that have children with autism have, limited resources often, so they're, investing this money could be hundreds or thousands of dollars in. This therapy that's not proven to work doctors, worry that they're not then investing, money and other, therapies. That do work so behavioral, therapy, communication, therapy, group, dynamics those kinds of things and the other thing that doctors, worry about is the fact that parents are investing, their hope into, these kinds of unproven, therapies, and they say there is every reason to, have hope they've seen amazing, success with, some of these proven, therapies, again. Behavioral, speech those, kinds of things there is every reason to be hopeful that children can go on to develop and and live full lives okay. Nicole Ireland thanks very much thank you, now. For people on the autism spectrum finding. Meaningful employment can, also be a challenge, last year we visited a company that was actually created with the goal of providing jobs, for people with autism and as, you a narooma Leodis found out business. Is booming. Here. At the rising tide carwash, in fort lauderdale details. Are everything. The whole car idle, and supervisor, Matt is a stickler, for they'll help me dry it on the car every. Water drop every, soap spot has to be wiped perfectly, clean. Saturdays. Matt comes in three hours early, just, because. Okay. Perfect. Yep. I'm, making sure everybody's, doing well in the business and help each other out, this. Is no ordinary car, wash it's. A labor of love with, a labor force that is giving this place an incredible, advantage. 80%. Of everyone, who works here is on the autism spectrum. Overlooked. And considered, unemployable, before. Their, success now is inextricably, linked, to rising tides make. Sure you get all four corners right Tom Derry is the owner for, most of our employees this is their first stop most. Of our employees. We'll be sitting at home probably, playing video games. Probably. Not having a whole lot of friends but, Fox until all the way around that window dude John doesn't just know this he's lived, it there we go that's a good window you, see the inspiration for, rising time for, making a conscious decision to provide employment for people on the spectrum came. From Tom's brother Andrew. In. The morning and having, a job to go to, getting. Up in the morning and it's, kind of exhausted. The. Dairy family, bought the car wash to give Andrew and people, like him a job people. With autism are exceptionally. Capable in fact, the only reason there's such high unemployment among people with autism is because we as a society look, at autism as a disability. That requires sympathy, instead of a really valuable diversity, so we wanted to prove, that that was the case that people with autism really, have, a lot to bring to the table so, we wanted to build a brand in a business, around their, capabilities, and, the. Profits, are soaring when, the dairies bought the business four, years ago it was servicing, 35,000. Cars a year now, it's up to a hundred, and sixty, thousand, proving. The dairies point that autistic adults need, jobs not charity, we're. Trying to essentially, blow, that up and say yes when, when people with autism are young there's, hurdles that they have to go over just like all of us but, many of them work super, hard overcome.
Those Things and are ready to be really, capable people in the workforce when, they become adults and if. We're. Overly. Brazen, about how awesome they are it's just because we get to work with them every day and we get to see it you're, gonna work with Jonathan alright I know, he's your brother and you have a bit of a bias but how andrew, how do you think you're doing I'm doing great yeah, are you like a valued, employee I'm. A valuable, employee yeah, what. Makes you good I do. The process, very great. And. What else. Earn. Money. How. Do you feel about that I feel, great. For that. Business. Is doing so well the dairies are now opening, a second, location, they, haven't even posted any jobs and have gotten more than 700. Calls from potential, applicants, all, of them with that one specific. Qualification. The. Autism, advantage, UI. Narooma, leotis CBC, News Fort, Lauderdale. Still. Ahead on the national Americans, turning to crowdfunding to, settle medical, bills and what it means for the overall health of the country but. First a tribute, to a queen Aretha. Franklin, was born in, Memphis but lived and died in Detroit. And today thousands. Of people descended, on her hometown to, pay their last respects. They. Started, arriving in, the middle of the night she, cared for the people, and. So the people are here just to say thank you, and. By. The time the Sun rose over Detroit, fans, from as far away as Las Vegas, and Miami, were lined up around the block she's, been putting hot lava in to. People for more than 60, years and, this, is a result, Franklin's. Gold-plated. Casket, was wheeled into this African, American, History, Museum a nod, to, the wait her voice carried, when, I saw them carrying that casket, and I just got chills. I got so nervous and so weak, that. I couldn't even take the picture it was just awesome. Inside. Franklin's. Own gospel, music played on her. Casket like her legacy laid, open even. Though I've only like that. It. Helped me out a lot you, know because, with, the party Detroit history, I wanted to thank, her for, her. Legacy, for. Her. Contributions. To civil. Rights. People. Have until tomorrow night to say their personal, goodbyes to the Queen of Soul a star-studded. Public. Funeral fit for royalty is, set for this Friday. There, are thousands. And thousands, of campaigns at this point and so. Many, compelling. Tragic. Stories that, it is overwhelming. Imagine. Having to rely on the kindness of, strangers just. To pay your medical bills a growing, number of Sikh Americans. Are now resorting, to online crowdfunding. Campaigns, just to stay afloat, earlier. This year we brought you the story of a New York couple going through this very dilemma a liver transplant put Andy Bratton's health under severe, strain and it put him and his partner into deep debt, tonight. We take another look at how they, went public to claw their way out and what stories, like theirs mean for the country as a whole, Steven, D'Souza has their story. Vil. Extra protein, one. Month after his kidney transplant. Andy, Bratton can't take any chances with his breakfast there's, a long list of foods that could hurt his recovery, the. Fear is bacteria. Because. My. Part. Of my immune system is, is so low and they're, suppressing part, of it to make, sure that the liver doesn't get rejected. 9:15. 9:15. Yells alarm I. Was. Fine pills alarm. Take. Meds. 9:15. He. Has to keep a strict schedule, there's. A secondary, pill alarmed. With. Flashing lights and everything. Let's. Turn. It to drop it all so this is my, my. Calcium. This. Is my. Cells, up which is anti-rejection, meds. If. That wasn't hard enough to swallow after. The pills comes, the bills there's, a seemingly endless stream of them and, even with decent, insurance he, and his husband Matthew have found themselves in a hole. In. The days after his surgery with, the reality, of how expensive it is to get sick in America setting, in Andy's.
Friends Convinced the couple to turn to the crowd for help, they, created a GoFundMe, page they, put Andy story online and, spread, the word to family and friends their. Initial goal was ten, thousand dollars we. Kind of live pretty. Open about everything, but. It's hard to admit that you need help it's. Hard to admit that you. Can't. Do everything he's, not the only one who's felt they had nowhere else to go the. Last few years has seen an explosion of campaigns, to crowdfund, medical expenses. Everything. From major surgeries, to experimental, drugs to, everyday medications, the. Majority, end up on go fund me which, touts itself as a digital safety net the. Site says more than a third of the money raised in 2017. Went to medical campaigns, but. Because users don't always file health care campaigns, in the medical category, they, admit that number, is probably higher, in, fact. A 2016. Study found, that nine hundred and thirty million of the two billion go fund me had raised since 2010, went, to medical campaigns. The. CEO of GoFundMe, told CBC, I think. In a perfect world GoFundMe. Wouldn't be necessary, but, in the imperfect world in which we live you, have to have something, he. Said the growth and medical crowdfunding, is a symptom, of a sick system, one. Where 47%. Of Americans said they couldn't, find, $400. For an emergency, these. Are, potential. Campaign. That, are meant, to give you hope but. Is crowdfunding a, suitable crutch for a hobbled system, Lauren, Berliner with the University, of Washington, Bothell has been studying medical campaigns, this. Is something. We see as a canary in a coal mine she. Says in US states where the government didn't expand Medicare, they, found an increase, in people looking for online donations, I don't. Think the general public is really, thinking, about, how. Medical, crowdfunding, is signaling, more of a, problem, than, it is a solution, they. Also found that it's a system where those in the most need don't, always get the most help winning, campaigns, are those that can market their illness the best or, lucky enough to go viral, there are thousands. And thousands, of campaigns at this point and so. Many, compelling. Tragic. Stories that, it is overwhelming. Photos. Of a healthy subject a good hashtag those. All help so, too does having a curable, illness, to. Put it in a really crude way so, that the the, possible, donors feel like they're getting a return on their investment. In. The vancouver, office of crowdfunding, site fundraiser, CEO. Daryl Hatton sees that drama unfold, on a daily basis he, says the majority of the medical campaigns, on his site are American, Canadians. Are there too but, mostly for things not covered by government health care he. Says the few campaigns, that are lucky enough to go viral skew. Expectations. For, everyone else only. If your story is really compelling, and is get some media coverage does it go much beyond friends, or friends of them out. Into a broader marketplace, so, it's really unrealistic to expect that high level of funding to happen, Bruin. Are found in 90% of the cases they studied didn't, reach their goal and about. 10 percent raised. Less than $100. Hatton. Says the current growth of medical crowdfunding, can't be sustained, eventually. Donor, fatigue will, set in there's, only so much we can support friends.
And Family with kind of crowd insurance. Around. Our healthcare really. There's there's got to be more systemic ways to deal with that, sixteen. Thousand, four hundred and forty five dollars, today. Andy. And Matt are among the lucky ones they, reached their ten thousand dollar goal thanks, to a strong network of family, and friends and connections in New York's theater scene Matt's. Company, also, promised to match any donations, made by his coworkers, they've. Now raised their goal to thirty thousand dollars the. Outpouring has been amazing if, you. Really. Loved and, really. Appreciated. And. Thankful. And. Just as important, as the money he, says the words and thoughts shared, through the site have given him strength something. He thinks more and more Americans, who need to turn to in. The years ahead. Steven. D'Souza CBC, News New, York. Earlier. This summer we checked, in on Bratton, he said he's doing very well that his body seems to be accepting, the new liver he's also happy to report that he's debt-free, and he. Sent us this not. Sure where that is but it looks like he and his husband Matthew have had a pretty. Decent summer. Coming. Up next on the National we head to New York for our moment of the day it's, horrifying but first US President, Donald Trump floated a new theory today this time be, targeted, Google accusing, the world's largest search, engine of skewing. Its results. Yeah. I think Google has really. Taken advantage of a lot of people and I think that's a very serious thing and it's a very serious charge, Trump's. Beef that Google is mostly, showing. Unfavorable. News about him he tweeted this very, early, this morning, Google, search results for Trump news shows, only the viewing, reporting, of fake news media in, other words they have it rigged for me and others so that almost all stories, and news is bad they're, really treading, very very troubled, territory, and they have to be careful it's not fair to large portions. Of the, population well. It's true, a lot of stories about Trump, are negative. It's also kind, of hard to put a positive spin on the conviction of Paul Manafort the, guilty plea of Michael Cohen or Trump, calling Omarosa Newman, a dog google.
Shot Back today saying in a statement when. Users type queries into the Google search bar our goal is to make sure they receive the most relevant answers, in a matter of seconds, search is not used to set a political, agenda and we don't bias our results, toward any political, ideology. It, should be noted, that the top Google search results for Trump, today at Fox News near, the top which, seemed to undermine, his claims of suppression. So. On a normal day Times Square is a busy, tourist attraction, there's flashing billboards. There's huge crowds there's, people performing in the street but, as you can see there by that picture today wasn't normal, thanks to one attraction, you will not find in a guidebook a swarm, of bees turned, a hot dog stand umbrella into their, hive luckily. The NYPD, was on the case as they do dispatching. Their beekeeper, apparently. They have one to vacuum, up the bees and that got, people. Buzzing. It's our moment of the day. We. Had an announcement actually, PA and they were saying ok the 43rd, and 7th is actually shut down due, to a swarm of bees it's, scary. What's. It doing in the middle of town it's, fantastic. It should develop in a. Sphere. Like this, the bees are out there probably for a good like 40, minutes I want to say before someone, actually came to vacuum them up. It, was a huge swarm there was the giant storm that was actually on the umbrella but apparently. I had a few people that did go outside to look at it there, were bees, like everywhere, on that Street. The. Horror. The. Police estimate there were, 25,000. Bees out there on Times Square I mean it looks big but it's actually pretty concentrated, so horrifying. Well it's the honey mustard for the hotdogs at 10:00 we know that I don't know if you caught that that there is an NYPD, patch. On, that beekeepers. Jacket, which you had us thinking you know do, they have a patch in a uniform, for everything there. Are apparently two beekeepers, in the, New York Police Department and they have their own Twitter account which was I can't imagine what it does on a normal day but today it was a very busy life live. Tweeting, this it now has a often you know many more followers, including me, well. I'll just say I'm like the first guy I'm allergic to bees too so I find the whole thing to her buying so thank. Goodness. 28. Tonight. You.