The National for Wednesday August 29, 2018 — NAFTA, Opioid Lawsuit, Kids and Pot
On. This Wednesday night intense, trade talks are underway in Washington, as negotiators. Get ready to work through, the night the Prime Minister sounds, optimistic. So does the US president, but with the Friday deadline looming. And big obstacles, remaining, can they make a deal tonight we'll, take you inside the negotiations. The stakes and one possible, change that could affect how much you pay when, you shop online, also. Tonight the Veterans Affairs Minister, weighs in on why a murderer. Is receiving, PTSD, treatment paid for by his department, and, who's, responsible for the opioid, crisis, British. Columbia, blames, the drug makers and is taking big pharma to court but and. It went this. Is the National. It's. A race against the clock in, Washington, tonight negotiators. From Canada, and the US are trying, to do what they haven't been able to do for more than a year hammer. Out a new NAFTA deal many, significant, issues still haven't been sorted out and serious, sticking points remain still. Justin, Trudeau's seem positive, today and as Katie Simpson explains that sense of optimism, was even echoed by Donald Trump. Donald. Trump may be known for his unpredictability. But, he embraced a softer, tone on trade with Canada, and it's being welcomed, by NAFTA negotiators. We, have a, very, good relationship they, came yesterday to the White House and, we. Negotiated. Late into the evening there. In the White House right now we're negotiating with them right now and they want to be a part of the deal and. We gave till Friday and I think we're probably on track the Canadians, were not actually, at the White House today but, high-level, discussions, appear, to be progressing, the Foreign Affairs Minister met with Trump's trade team for about four hours in total with, negotiators. Instructed, to talk overnight, if necessary. Both, parties, are coming, to, this, stage of the negotiation, with, a lot of goodwill a senior, source tells CBS e news while there is a real commitment, to wrap up negotiations, by, Trump's self-imposed. Friday deadline talks. Aren't quite there yet Canada's. Main concern, is the u.s. demand to weaken the dispute, settlement system. Or what's known as chapter, 19, Canada. Appears, prepared, to let American farmers, sell more dairy products, north of the border if, the Americans, will compromise, no. NAFTA, deal is better than a, bad enough, to deal the, prime minister would not discuss specifics in, public, but he seemed optimistic there.
Is A, possibility. Of, getting. To a good deal for Canada by Friday we, are standing very firm on a, broad, range of things. And Trudeau will update Canadian, premiers, tomorrow on the state of talks in a conference call Christy, Freeland, will do the same with her NAFTA council - after. A year of negotiations it. Appears, all sides, may be ready to finally, get, to a yes in the end for Donald Trump there has to be a way for him to say I won, and for. Us to make it acceptable we have to be able to say we didn't lose and if, we reach that sort, of sweet spot well then there, may be a deal to be made by Friday, and. Our Katie Simpson is still in Washington on, NAFTA watch for us okay Katie Canada's. Been away from the negotiating table for five weeks only, came back to sit down yesterday is getting. To a win, something, that's possible here well, to build on what former premier sureiy just said Trump, can point to improved labour standards in Mexico as a win and if Canada gives American, farmers more access, to the Canadian, dairy market, that would be a win for the u.s. - if Canada, can get out with a dispute resolution system and supply, management intact. That wouldn't be a loss, okay. You mentioned the prime minister Chrystia, Freeland they're gonna hold some private, and after briefings, tomorrow, what should we read from that what else can we expect it's, important, to note the Prime Minister's office wants, people to know about the Premier's briefing, suggesting. It might have something positive to discuss privately, so that's a subtle hint we picked up on but those high-level talks between Christie Freeland and her, American counterparts, they're expected, to keep going right on through til tomorrow okay, and you'll be there right until this thing gets wrapped up or not Katie Simpson in Washington, thank you thanks. Canada. Also scored a big trade victory today it has to do with stiff penalties, levied by the Trump administration all, the way back in January on newsprint. From this country a, US. Trade tribunal, overturned. That decision and. Said no, you. Shouldn't be imposing tariffs on Canadian. Forestry, workers so this is really good news but it's also something that we've been working very very hard for the. U.s. lapped tariffs of up to 32 percent claiming. Canadian, paper products hurt the American industry the independent, tribunal found. That to be false and so, scrapped, the duties. And it's, that kind of trade action, that Trudeau points to his proof that Canada, needs to preserve the so-called dispute. Settlement, mechanism. That's in NAFTA you'll be hearing a lot about it so what does that mean and why is it such a big, sticking point, it's. Commonly, known as chapter 19, of NAFTA, and it's meant to solve disputes between, trading, partners but the Trump administration wants. Rid of it all together for. Canada, it is a line in the sand so why, so important, to one country and not the other just. As good fences make good neighbors good, dispute. Settlement systems, make, good trading partners, if, the United States decides to impose duties on a Canadian, product, Canada, can push back and turn, to a neutral, panel, of arbiters, to assess whether the duties are actually legal instead. Of relying on American, courts, to make decisions. Canada. Has turned to chapter 19 dozens. Of times and one most, recently about softwood, lumber but, some Americans, consider this kind of dispute resolution to. Be a potential, threat to their sovereignty, including. The US Trade Representative, why. Should a foreign, national be, able to come in and not have the rights of Americans. In the American court system but, have more rights than Americans, have in the American court system getting. Rid of such a measure could mean duties, are just, imposed and counter duties become, the response and a trade war follows, at least one American study points out that chapter 19 might work because, Canada the US and Mexico have, actually taken less, trade action against one another than. Other non NAFTA, countries. Okay. Here's another bit of NAFTA Leo if you're playing at home that you might not know the de minimis thresholds. So what is it well it's the maximum, value of online, and mail-order, goods that you can import if you're shopping online for instance below 20 bucks you're laughing above, that you're, gonna get walloped with duties, and taxes, and that, number hasn't actually budged since 1985, before all that online shopping you're doing Salima chef G has the pros and cons of increasing, it.
At This shipping warehouse just across the canada-us, border there's. Another bicycle, Crowe Smith checks packages, for thousands, of Canadian, customers, who, shop online, but, shipped to the US in a lot of cases if merchandise, is made in the United States or in Mexico, there's, no duties, or anything and they don't need a broker and the. Savings really. Becomes, significant. That. Is if you successfully sneaked, your shopping, across the border people, living in Canada coming into the United States and, smuggling. Things back into Canada, because. The tariffs, are so massive. Now would, sheet it horribly. It. Could get a lot easier for consumers if, there's a change to Canada's de minimis threshold, allowing. You to order more from American, online sites, without, paying duty Mexico. Just raised its limit to Inc this week's trade deal Washington. Is pushing Canada, to do the same. Many, Canadians. Think the $20, limit is sorely out-of-date, Kenna, has one of the lowest thresholds, in the developed, world think it's time that we all acknowledge that we're, in a global economy and. Canadian consumers should be able to participate, in that global economy. Very. Nice, but. For many retailers, any talk of raising the de minimis level is a real threat it, would hurt I mean you it, doesn't make a lot of sense to give an advantage, to. A, US, retailer when Canadian retailers, are investing, in their bricks, and mortar and their online businesses, here he says jobs are at stake. But. Trade analysts, say raising the limit could also be an easy concession, for Canada, giving, it one more chip to play at the bargaining table, Salima. Ship G CBC News Toronto. Here's. What else we're working on tonight on the national outrage, from veterans, across the country after CBC, reported, the government, is paying for a convicted killers PTSD. Treatment, now the minister of Veterans Affairs weighs in Plus, with legal pot on the horizon, how to make sure your kids aren't, the ones suffering from side effects but, first British Columbia is taking a stand against, opioids and the companies, pushing, them. The. Opioid crisis across North America is now beyond, severe. As b/c well knows and the cost has been astronomical. Dozens. Of US states have already sued, one of the major opioid, makers, to claw some of those costs, back and as our Rene Philip Oni reports, today British, Columbia, took legal aim at more than 40 companies it wants, to hold responsible. This. Is a long overdue action, for. Government to take it's, a first in Canada, a provincial, government taking the makers of opioids, to court, pharmaceutical. Companies, must take responsibility for. Their, role and put. The lives of people before. Profit, from. Addictions treatment to emergency, response, the cost to the health care system are substantial. BC wants to be compensated, but won't give an exact figure we can't yet know precisely the financial, costs incurred by British Columbia as a result of the actions of these firms the. Costs are rising every day. BC, is basing its case on a 2007. Court settlement, in West Virginia, in it drug manufacturer, Purdue admitted, to misbranding. Oxycontin. With the intent to defraud or mislead, the province says if the BC Supreme Court, certifies, this class action they will be asking other provinces, and territories to, join in the fight and they likely will New, Brunswick has already voiced interest, in taking the pharmaceutical, industry to court over the opioid crisis, in, a statement today Purdue, Pharma Canada, one of the 40 companies named in the suit says, it has always marketed, its products, in line with Health Canada standards. Critics. Say this move will do little to curb the current crisis, you won't go to the hospital get checked out we see it as a sideshow to the main event the main event is a toxic, illegal drug market that, is killing four British Columbians, a day and. That's. The. Problem that needs to be addressed with all of the efforts. We can muster. For. These parents the reality, of addiction, is too real, their son 16, year old Elliott heir chuck was injured in sports and required multiple surgeries, he, was given prescriptions, to deal with the pain we believe that's, the point at which Elliott became.
Dependent. Upon opiates, when, his dose was cut back Elliott, turned to the streets for drugs and died, from a fentanyl overdose, this past April, today's, actions a step in the right direction it's, overdue, but better late than never. It's. Urgent but it's, a step one, step in BC's, battle against, the opioid crisis, Rene, Philip Oni CBC, News Vancouver. So. How, long, might, this battle, be well considering, the long drawn-out, fight it's still locked in BC is with, another powerful, industry. This could be a case of hurry. Up and wait BC. Sued tobacco, companies, for damages, all the way back in 1998. The first Canadian. Province to do so but, 20, years later they're still going. In circles, the companies have dragged it out by launching a constitutional. Challenge arguing. That their parent, companies, should be excluded. From lawsuits, and even seeking access to, databases, containing, information on, every, person n-b-c who has received healthcare benefits, all, of which were, rejected but the, overall result speaks for itself you can't, lose if the case never ends, still, Attorney, General David EB believes this new fight against Big Pharma is different, we've taken the learnings from the tobacco litigation, and. They are significant, and apply. Them to this because there are a lot of similarities between the two. Meanwhile. The legalization, date for another drug is fast, approaching come, October 17th. Canadians, will be free to use recreational. Cannabis but there, are still many tricky, issues to sort out tonight, our Katie Nicholson looks at a big one that's about, as close to home as you can get. Walk. Into Tokyo smoke and the only thing that will get you buzzed is the coffee for. Now but, like other cannabis, shops it also sells, things to help you enjoy that not yet legal pot products, it's. Also selling, parents, who use peace. Of mind. That's. One of the reasons the store sells these locking, leather, bags so there is honestly, no way for someone a little kid with little fingers to break into this but. Elsewhere in Ontario little fingers are getting into their parents stash and that's causing problems, good, search term is bad parent because parents, often I'm such a bad parent I had to call the poison center there Hudson is with Ontario, poison, control and she says one product in particular keeps. Coming, up so edibles. Are real concern for us they're in the form of candies. And and gummies, and cookies. And brownies, and, and that's enticing, to anybody. Certainly. To a young child who doesn't know any better. And. Then there's teens who perhaps should. Know better health Canada says cannabis, use and teens can put some at risk of developing, mental illness and possible. Addiction, later in life that's, why doctor joanna henderson, says parents. Need to start having open-ended. Non-judgmental. Talks with their kids one, of the pitfalls, that happens. With parents, is that they often go, into the conversation. Wanting. To tell their young person all of the bad things, about, whatever. Risk behavior, it is in. This case cannabis, use and she, says that, just, doesn't work over. At tokyo smoke jenny Stengel has this advice to parents similar. To how you would talk to your children about alcohol, I think having that open dialogue I think, I'm just providing them with the information around. Cannabis, around, the negatives, the positives, and, if that doesn't work, zip it up lock. It and it is safe safe and sound, there's always the lock and key to keep little and teen. Sized fingers out of their parents stash and, hopefully. Out of emergency rooms. Katie, Nicholson CBC News Toronto.
Now. Back when the plan to legalize was first announced there was big public, concern over safety and education especially from parents, and as that doctor pointed out communication. Is key something. Nova Scotia seems to have taken to heart with the release of a special, kit to help parents through the transition. The. Kits pretty straight up about the health risks and legal, consequences. Of misusing, weed and it has page after page of advice for parents on how to talk to their kids about it so some, strong cautions, in there but what's, striking is the calm, even-handed. Tone it's informative. Without, being, dire heck, the whole awareness campaign, even has its funny moments, he okay to drive. What. Do you know about pot like, have you ever tried it. And it all fits in to the federal government's tone to it sad pretty, family-friendly. Store. Cannabis, securely and away from kids and don't travel internationally. A story. We first told you about last night is getting a lot of reaction again today a man who got post-traumatic, stress, disorder, after murdering. A woman is getting treatment paid for by Veterans, Affairs even though he never served a day in the military today. There's growing anger amongst veterans but as Tom Murphy reports, officials at Veterans Affairs are, defending. The policy. With. His medals on the wall and his years of service long behind him fred Rideout veteran. PTSD. Survivor, since 2009. Is, angry, how, the heck can someone, that, just, got convicted, of murder be. Given. Veterans. Affairs, benefits. So. He just had to ask Veterans, Affairs why, why. Does Christopher Gagne, who killed an off-duty police officer, and rolled her body through town in a green bin get, to have Veterans, Affairs pay for treatment for PTSD he. Acquired as a result, of committing, the murder just. Because his father is a veteran. Ride. Out waits patiently for, his answer. Meanwhile. At the top the chief psychiatrist for Veterans Affairs has been doing her best to explain, defend. Its, policy, to the media never, commenting. On the specifics, of this case we, provide, care, to family, members to spouses. When. We, know that it's in the benefit, of the well-being of the veteran as he.
Waits Ride outs list of questions, grows, surely. He asks himself prisons. Have their own psychiatrist, and psychologists. Do they really need to use veterans, funding at all. Veterans. Affairs insists. Give vets ask for help for their family they too could, get it in, the course of this call right, out learns for the first time that his family has also been, eligible for the same funding, garnier is receiving, and, yet a benefit. That's given to a convicted, murder. Is, now. All of a sudden opening, up. Opportunities. That I never received from my, initial. Diagnosis. And here, it is almost 10 years later I. Am. Very story. And. The angst around, the whole situation. Remains. Tom. Murphy CBC News Halifax. The. Minister of Veterans Affairs says that even in the past few days more veterans, and their families, have been connected, with mental, health supports, but, he also says he understands. People's frustrations. I think. I reacted, like most Canadians, reacted. How. Could this happen how. Could it happen. And, so we are going to look. Into how and why this decision, was made. Now. Let's get you up to speed on some of the other stories we are tracking tonight starting in Montreal, where a powerful, storm, has hammered the city. Crews. Are still cleaning up after some serious weather check out this scene in one neighborhood the wind was so powerful it, peeled the roof right off of building elsewhere. Trees were toppled powerlines. Torn, down at, one point more than a hundred thousand, homes and businesses were in the dark but, hydro crews say they are making progress and getting power back online. And. NBC today a sobering, milestone. Wildfires. Have now consumed, so much of, the province, that in that regard this is now the worst, season, on record so, far nearly, 13,000. Square kilometres have been scorched, to, give you a sense of how big that is it's about double the size of the Greater Toronto Area and the situation, is still so volatile, that today. Officials, decided to extend the, provincial state of emergency. Still. Ahead tonight on the National hundreds of thousands, of people mobilized, in the wake of the parklands school shooting, so we'll revisit students, in Baltimore, who are more, than familiar with that kind of violence and want to know what, about us plus. The US Open, is feeling, the heat and not just because of how hot it is in New York why, the tournament, is being called sexist, is our moment of the day and. The, British and French battle. It out on international. Waters all, over, scallops. You. You. England. And France allies, for two centuries but, a battle, has been brewing the French accused, the English of, invading, the coast of Normandy, to scoop up scallops. Here. Now. As Thomas degler shows us it's actually led to an ugly confrontation a. Wild. Scene at sea. British. And French fishing, boats in a showdown. Like. A dangerous, game, of bumper, cars just. Watch that smaller, boat caught in the middle. And. All, this over. Scallops. We. Had around 10 maybe 15 other, French, boats surrounding.
Us From rocks ass, flares. The, French Navy were there on site and never done a thing, the. British are allowed to fish off the coast of Normandy year round but the French faced domestic rules, and can only catch scallops, from October, to May if. We. Let them they'll ravage the whole sector, he says. So. This week some, French fishermen, surrounded, the British vessels and took, out their anger on them a clash. On the English Channel the sight of real, Wars for, centuries we, should have had a Royal Navy Fisheries. Protection, vessel on standby. You know there was a possibility, of people getting injured. Possibly. Even killed because. Of the actions of the of the French fishermen I'm not exaggerating with, that the. Rocks thrown, on board and the broken, glass highlight. The suddenly, real, danger, as, for. That small French vessel, banged up earlier today, investigators got a close look it's, not the only boat back in port now needing, repairs, the. Kevin, requires, weeks, of work to be seaworthy again, the. Boat's owner though, says he's ready to keep fighting for his rights as. Britain. Leaves the EU, it faces, the prospect of, restricted. Fishing zones and maybe, more showdowns, at seas Thomas. Tagged with CBC News London. And, still ahead on the national a movement to make sure food doesn't, go to waste so. This was for sale everywhere, this. Is rescued, all. This food and everything that I deal with his rescue food. Tonight. On the national some wild, video of an alleged road, rage incident, north of Toronto that's a man clinging to the hood of a car traveling on a major highway at. Times going up to 100 kilometers an hour he told CBC, News it all started, when he refused, to let another driver merge in front of him, jumped. In front of me and slammed, on his brakes. Yeah. And I thought it was over after that yeah. But it wasn't further up the highway he says he was confronted, again the other driver reportedly, got in front of him and slammed, on his brakes forcing. Him to stop he, says he eventually got out of his car to take a photo of the other man's license, plate that's, when the other driver then sped up, and he ended up on the foot now somehow. He wasn't hurt, after all that and as you might imagine police. Are now investigating. Having. A person, on, the hood of your vehicle and, you're going down the highway at highway speed, is nothing, short of the most extreme, type of. Aggressive driving I've ever seen, police. Want to talk with witnesses, and they're also trying to track down the driver they, say they want to hear his side of the story before, exploring. Any possible, charges. The. North problem, is caused by our trade. Disputes, with China but, China is having a very very tough time the. U.s. president, today blaming, China for stalled nuclear, talks with Pyongyang it's, not anything he hasn't suggested, before but these latest comments come just days after Trump called off a planned, trip, to North Korea by his top diplomat, now, Trump, continues, to insist negotiations. Are doing well but he warned on Twitter that if North, Korea talks, continue, to stall out he, might restart, joint military exercises. With South Korea, and Japan and threatened, that they'd be quote, far, bigger than ever, before. If. You love shoes this may come as bad news to you town shoes is shutting down the. US company that owns the stores DSW, incorporated, said it had poor sales and competition. Was too stiff so all, 38, stores across the country will be closed by January, which will affect about 400. Employees but. DSW. Says it hopes to find them work at its other brands. Second. Serve. Another. Victory for Canadian tennis player Dennis Shapovalov at, the US Open tonight, he beat Italy's Andreas, Seppi it was a marathon, match in sweltering heat lasting, three hours, and 47. Minutes chef. Of Olives next match, at the tournament is expected, to be another rough one though he faces Wimbledon finalist, Kevin Anderson on Friday. Food. Waste is a big problem around the world, 1.3. Billion, tons big, that's. How much gets thrown out each year and in Canada, the average person tosses about, 170. Kilograms of food annually, it's. A real problem, that's bad, for the environment and think, of the millions of people who go hungry around, the world it's, all guy Canadian entrepreneurs, thinking, and Diane Buckner caught up with a few of them to see how they hope to keep all that food out of landfills.
It's. Gonna take a while to heat up chef, Jagger Gordon, hates, the thought of people going hungry small, siliceous with, a thriving, catering, business he's almost always, surrounded. By food so, he was shocked years ago when his young daughter came home from a sleepover, and told him there had been no breakfast, for anyone, I always thought there's enough food for everyone why would you why would someone not have food in their fridge in the morning the realization. That poverty, and hunger were, so close to home while also seeing the incredible, amount of food that goes to waste in his industry turned. This caterer, into, a crusader. We are feeding thousands, of people a week and diverting. Tens of thousands of pounds a week of, perfectly. Edible food that's Desna lentils his, mission, is to feed, it forward, with a number of projects, like this grocery store the food here is practically, free and. People just pay, what they can yeah, it's more like donate what you can the, workers are volunteers, the food donated, by retailers, looks, perfect but it didn't sell fast enough and is no longer considered, fresh enough for fussy, consumers, this would have been sold somewhere else most of this stuff so, this was for sale everywhere. This. Is rescued, all. This food and everything that I deal with his rescue food rescued. From the garbage, heap 31, billion, dollars worth a year just in Canada food. Goes to waste on the farm in transit, in processing. Plants in restaurants. And in, our homes now. That's, changing, last, 20 years a team. Has been focused on extracting. Waste from the supply chain efficiency, expert. Martin Gooch did the research that came up with that 31, billion dollar figure, and this, project is the first of its type in the world today, he's telling a group of farmers about, his newest project, that will highlight where, exactly, waste, occurs, and how much it costs, business, we have this perception, of affluence, and abundance we, can afford most of us can afford to waste some food whether, we're an individual, consumer or whether we were business. His. Project, is being funded by Second. Harvest a social, agency, that distributed, over 10 million pounds of surplus, food last, year, we know that there is so much more food that we're not accessing, and. That's one of the reasons we're doing this research is to find out okay where is this food every. Morning. A team delivers, truckloads, of unsold, food donated. By big grocers but, what we found was there was a lot of places that were smaller, in scale that we weren't going to pick up from because we wouldn't send a truck there just wasn't efficient, so, we created something called food rescue GA it's, a web-based platform, I kind, of call it the eHarmony, of food the, site matches smaller, donors and those in need a great, idea but still as a society. We toss far too much food and that contributes, to global warming rotting. Food creates, methane a pollutant, even worse than carbon dioxide. That's. What inspired this young company so, this is the regular box that gets delivered weekly in Toronto in London it has basically. Produce. That farmers, can't sell to grocery stores and they usually end, up throwing, away in the garbage cédric, Samaha, is with flash foods a startup that offers home delivery, of less, than perfect vegetables, rejected. By grocers, for. Example this potato its. Disfigured I feel, like I bought potatoes. That's. Not that, radical. Yeah most. Of them don't have a lot of issues like the cucumber the size sometimes, is an issue so they won't send it through, that. Looks perfect to. Flash. Food is growing, thanks to demand from customers like John Griffith and Michelle Clark having. A box delivered, which is, food that would, normally go to waste because it, doesn't. Look perfect, is, it's, great the, service doesn't save them any money but, the home delivery is convenient, and they, believe less waste will slow climate, change this, summits been so hot that. It's. Gonna get worse. Back. With chef Jagger Gordon he's taking his feed at forward, idea to a new level he's come up with an app that will allow anyone to share their extra food you, just take a picture of the product that you want to donate any food item that's still edible in good standing, so a piece of pizza or even a truckload of tomatoes you just take a picture of it it uploads, to a map so that whoever wants, it can come get it but the great thing is is every city can, now be in competition of, how who is saving how much food from the landfills and how much was actually being given back to people in need so you're gonna try and start that competition it's starting the app launches, into the marketplace next, month and many would say none, too soon it's, time to get on board what's, being called a global food waste revolution.
Diane. Buckner CBC, News Toronto. Europe. Has been ahead of the game when it comes to legislation around, food, waste. In. 2016. France became the first country in the world to, ban supermarkets. From throwing away or destroying, unsold. Food the. Big retailers, now have to donate, those goods to food banks and charities or else face heavy fines Italy. Followed, suit offering, incentives to, businesses who donate food to charities it's also cleared some of the hurdles around donating, food that's just past, its expiry, date that was a big concern for health and, liability. Reasons I. Would. Have eaten all those potatoes I don't know what was wrong with them still ahead on the national paul, hunter takes us into a school in baltimore where students, deal with gun, violence on a daily basis so why don't they get the same attention the Parkland school shooting, did how many kids, in this school have. Been shot and killed in. The, last year or so a total. H8. Yep, we've lost eight students, to gun violence. You. After. Her daughter was killed in the parkland school shooting last february, lori alidev, became, an outspoken advocate, for change demanding. Better safety, for children and, teachers, at every school now, she herself, is, in a position to make that happen having, just won a seat on the school board in. Order for me to make change and make sure it happens I need to have a seat at the table and have a vote and, and, I'm so excited to have, one to be a next school board member, to be able to make sure what happened to my daughter doesn't happen to any other children. Parkland. Got a lot of attention this year but it doesn't represent the, whole picture in some communities, gun violence, is almost a daily occurrence it follows, kids from their classrooms, to their homes and many places in between, Paul, hunter visited a school in Baltimore, earlier this year and, spoke to students whose, stories, you don't often hear. Just. For a moment forget, about parkland. Florida the, home for, now of America's. Gun control, debate. This. Is. Baltimore, home. To, more gun, killings, last year per capita, than any other big, city in the country on average, almost, one. Per. Day, balloon. Memorials. Mark where, the dead fell and there, are lots of them and so. As Americans talk, yet again of gun control not. Least how to protect, its young people. Consider. This, school, Excel. Academy. I wanted, you to read to yourself about. Disease. Control condition, where students. Who've struggled, in, other schools, come seeking, a second chance a place, that isn't in the headlines, much and that didn't. Spark. A march on Washington. Even though it has its, own, sobering. Death. Count how. Many kids. In this school have. Been shot and killed in, the, last year or so eight, total. Eight. Eight yep, we've lost eight students, to gun violence how. Do you feel about that. Overwhelmed. Sometimes. Just tired you don't imagine as, a principal this is part of your job but, it is to.
Be Clear none of the eight students. Were killed on school property was all out on the streets. They. Gather for, class on a weak yet another, student, from this school had been shot and wounded, fear. Mixes. With resignation. Frustration. With. Resentment. How. Many people, here know somebody. Who's been shot raise, your hand. Three. Students who face not only that but. Headlines. These days that, convinced them no. One's calling for tougher gun laws in, their, name but. A black person gets shot do they do anything about it no do, did the part when somebody, gosh I hate the apocalypse say, some nice no did, we have a watch no, Baltimore doesn't a voice all. That baby because of it because the city is predominantly. Black. So. Since the city is predominantly, black they don't we're. Not gonna pay any attention to it it's like they just don't care about black people, yeah. I don't think they care about black people even though face they might say they do but. Actually, speak louder than your words as. We, spoke Micaela, Gray's boyfriend, was in hospital, it was he had been shot this week just before school two days earlier, it, barely, made the news now. People's, getting killed in daylight, not. Just a night like in daylight it don't matter where you where you don't have to be involved in anything, any, gang violence any drugs and still, get killed do you hear gunshots oh yeah. Frequently. Frequently. But. That's, that's a part of the culture that's been accepted for Munir, bahar that's the, problem the culture, of violence, in. Baltimore he, himself, grew up in in and out of jail in his teens he turned his life around now. He. Wants to change Baltimore, and all of those who say it can't, be done there's. A funeral almost, every damn day of a young black man in this city killed. By the hands of another young, black man that's not normal, I just, refuse to accept that as normal I refuse, to just live my life and life oh sorry. Brothers. Die it's, a part of life oh it happens just a hood, no. That's. That's not real and I refuse to accept it who. Would like to challenge themselves raise, your hand please come. On up Wayne come, on up little man his. Response, the gun problem is fixable. From. The bottom up one. Two. Munira, started, a program, aimed at helping kids steer, clear of violence. Legs. In, a city where so, many gun, deaths are within, the black community I, want to see a young successful man, he, teaches discipline, focus, respect. With the view turning. Kids into better people will achieve far more than merely protesting, for, tougher gun laws health. Education. Literacy, mental. Health recreation. If we're, not doing this. But. We're just demanding. That things change, without the ingredients. Of the change I think that's, just an absence of logic, people. Have died. So. That you have an opportunity to show your brilliance, you. Know when you're doing wrong. But. You also know when you're doing right the vast majority of young black men dying, by guns in America are not being killed. They're not dying, by, ar-15s. So. Ban, ar-15. Is cool it changes, nothing in. Terms. Of the problem of homicides, in the black community. As. It. Stands, the shootings, here effectively. Never stop so up the steps and into the home of yet, another family, stung, by gun violence community. Workers Walker gladden, and Clayton Gaytan wanna start with us how you week was. On. This. Night it's to meet with keiondre Greenwich, he, was shot last year, one day after school says, keiondre guns. Are simply a fact of his world he's. 14. Years old, now, saying whenever hand, took.
My Own gun violence yeah. Steve. Forever. That's. Normal. To, me. Right. Now the sense of urgency is, so great, immediate. Response is so great that I don't have time to really wait. We got to move now you know we died we, got to move you, know our young people are done our community, is deteriorating. You know I'd like to see his face from time to time Walker's own son, is among, them shot dead in 2016. That's him on the, pendant all. Those anti-gun. Demonstrations. They say it's mostly, people from a different America, pointing. To the country's lingering. Racial, divide on why. The gun, problems, in mostly, black Baltimore. Scene get so little national, attention, now. Change, is still not here yet, because. It's so difficult, but. See we up for it so. No we're not mad with them because and, we're not really upset with them because we know hey it's, easy for you you. Can't stand, up for the. Problems, in our community without, somebody looking at you and saying you're. Angry, black man, we. Still going in a back door. That's. What we had. So. What is the way forward, in a city with so many gun, deaths week, after, week you. Can mulch all you want you can wash every day for hours asking for justice and for your voice to be heard but. If the people in, the city not changing, then. The. Violence isn't going to stop I pray, that something, will change but then like I said maybe, it was a. Blunt. Assessment, by those not. Yet ready to believe anyone outside the, cities even listening. Paul. Hunter CBC News Baltimore. Just. To put that anxiety that the students feel into context, consider this for a minute back in February, Baltimore, made national headlines after. It went 11, days without a single homicide that was the city's longest, streak in several, years, and it all started when a community group called, for a ceasefire. Still. Ahead on the national her shirt was, on backwards so, she changed, it what she didn't expect was to get a warning for it. I'm. Not sure she, just realized, that. Let's. Chance right here. How. This brief moment at the US Open sparked a larger discussion, about sexism, in tennis, that is our moment, of the day next. It's. The dog days of summer and, in New York where the US Open is taking place temperatures. Are scorching, and the, humidity, overbearing. Many. Of the male players have been going shirtless between, sets to stay cool but when, a female player briefly, took off her top yesterday, she was told she was breaking, the rules it, prompted, an apology. Today from tournament organizers who were no doubt feeling the heat over accusations, of a sexist, double, standard and that's our moment, of the day she. Just realized that. This, chance right here. So. Frances. Alleys acorn a had just returned from changing, clothes during a heat mandated. Break when she realized her shirt was on backwards, she, had a sports bra on underneath so, she quickly took off her top and put, it back on the right way the, whole thing only took about 10 seconds, but right, after to her surprise the, chair umpire gave, her a warning. So. What was the issue well, according, to the Grand Slam rulebook, women, should only change, their attire in a break between, sets in the, nearest available locker, room but, critics online like the mother of Andy Murray were quick to point out that male, players, take off their shirts all the time without being punished Novak Djokovic for, example took his shirt off for several minutes yesterday while cooling off the.
US Tennis Association. Responded. Today saying it regrets, this was handled, as a code violation and, is now clarified, its policy, noting, that all players. Can change their shirts when sitting, in the, player chair. And. Of course the bigger picture here is that this isn't the first misstep, of its kind in the tennis world Serena, Williams when she came back from maternity leave there, was the controversy, around her ranking, and how that affected, her. Seeding and tournaments people in effect saying she was punished for going on mat leave her. Cat suit which is quite, a striking thing in and of itself tennis. Officials famously, wanted, to ban that for. The future and so she wore tutu, which was striking. In its own right, and and surprise, surprise she, won when she played that game I have. Many things to say about this probably, longer than we have for this exact, moment tonight but, I'll use Billie Jean King's response as she said on Twitter of course the tennis icon she said on Twitter that the policing, of women's bodies must, end, it's about tennis not what they were. I'm. Dead now that's the National Park is 29, good night. You.