The National for Friday, August 23 — Trump & China, Amazon Fires, Trudeau & G7

The National for Friday, August 23 — Trump & China, Amazon Fires, Trudeau & G7


CLEAR. ONE AN ENVIRONMENTAAL CATASTROPHE. THE OTHER AN ESCALATING TRADE WAR BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA THAT HAS LEFT INVESTORS SPOOKED. TODAY IS BOTH SIDES RAISE TARIFFS, MARKETS PLUNGED. THE DOW JONES LOSING 623 POINTS, THE T.S.X. 215 POINTS. THE RHETORIC RATCHETED UP TOO WITH DONALD TRUMP UNUSUALLY TELLING AMERICAN COMPANIES OPERATING IN CHINA TO GET OUT. ELLEN MAURO NOW ON THE LATEST SALVO AND ITS POTENTIAL IMPACT.>>Reporter: SMILES AT THE CLOSING BELL MASKING A VOLATILE DAY. STOCKS DOWN AS THE TRADE WAR HEATS UP. AGAIN. ON TWITTER, A TRUMP TITRATE. THE PRESIDENT WRITING, OUR GREAT AMERICAN COMPANIES ARE ORDERED TO IMMEDIATELY START LOOKING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE TO CHINA. HOURS LATER, PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED AGAIN ANNOUNCING TARIFF HIKES TO 30 AND 15% ON NEARLY ALL CHINESE GOODS. THOSE INCREASES, AFTER CHINA THREATENED RETALIATORY TARIFFS OF ITS OWN.>>THE WHOLE WORLD WILL LOSE AND THE TRANCE THE TRADE BETWEEN CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES COULD BE ONE OF SEVERAL FACTORS WHICH DRIVES A GLOBAL SLOW DOWN.>>Reporter: STILL, THE WHITE HOUSE PLAYED IT COOL.>>WE DON’T RUN AROUND THE WEST WING WITH ANXIETY. WE LOOK AT THE CHESSBOARD AND WE SEE BASICALLY A STRONG TRUMP ECONOMY.>>Reporter: BUT THERE ARE GROWING ECONOMIC CONCERNS. FEARS OF A RECESSION LOOM.>>CERTAINTY IS THE CHEAPEST KIND OF STIMULUS TO STRENGTHEN AN ECONOMY AND WE HAVE THE OPPOSITE OF THAT.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ALSO ATTACKING JEROME POWELL. HEAD OF THE FEDERAL PRESERVE. HE TWEETED MY ONLY QUESTION IS WHO IS OUR BIGGER ENEMY? POWELL, WHO TRUMP APPOINTED, OR CHINESE PRESIDENT?>>THE DEGREE TWO WHICH THE TWEETS JUST DRIVE A TRUCK THROUGH REPUBLICAN AND MARKET ORTHODOXES AND THE SEPARATION OF AMERICAN POLITICS FROM THE MARKET. THAT IS STRIKING AND I KNOW NO PRECEDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY.>>President Donald Trump: I’M THE CHOSEN ONE. SOMEONE HAD TO DO IT. SO I’M TAKING ON CHINA.>>Reporter: TRUMP MADE THAT PROCLAMATION JUST TWO DAYS AGO. NOW, THE TRADE WAR WITH CHINA IS MORE FRAUGHT THAN EVER. TRUMP SAID TRADE WARS WERE EASY TO WIN. THIS ONE NOT SO MUCH. ELLEN MAURO, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Adrienne: ALSO ON TRUMP’S AGENDA TODAY, A CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT OF BRAZIL OFFERING HELP IN FIGHTING THE WILDFIRES CONSUMING PARTS OF THE AMAZON RAINFOREST. IT’S A GROWING CRISIS PROMISING TO BE FRONT AND CENTRE AT THE G7. THE PICTURES SHOW CHARRED DEVASTATION. THE NUMBERS SHOW JUST HOW DIRE THE SITUATION IS. OF THE 76,000 WILDFIRES RECORDED IN BRAZIL SO FAR THIS YEAR, MORE THAN HALF HAVE BEEN INSIDE THE WORLD’S BIGGEST RAINFOREST. THE ONE PEOPLE CALL THE LUNGS OF THE EARTH. BRAZIL’S PRESIDENT SAYS HE IS CONSIDERING SENDING IN THE MILITARY. THE FIRES HAVE NOT ONLY GRABBED HEADLINES AND ATTENTION ONLINE, THEY’VE ALSO HAD WORLD LEADERS CALLING FOR ACTION, INCLUDING JUSTIN TRUDEAU, WHO ADDED OUR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS ARE COUNTING ON US. MARGARET EVANS LAYS OUT THE POLITICAL PRESSURE.>>Reporter: THE SHADOWS CAST BY THE SMOKE OF THE AMAZON AS IT BURNS ERUPT THEIR WAY AROUND THE WORLD. EUROPEAN LEADERS, TODAY EXPRESSING THEIR DISTRESS. LED BY THE FRENCH PRESIDENT, EMMANUEL MACRON. OUR HOUSE IS BURNING. LITERALLY, HE TWEETED OUT. THE AMAZON RAINFOREST. THE LUNGS THAT PRODUCE 20% OF OUR OXYGEN IS ON FIRE. MACRON WANTS IT TO TOP THE G7 SUMMIT HE IS HOSTING THIS WEEKEND. FRANCE IS ALSO ACCUSED THE BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT BOLSONARO OF LYING BY PLAYING DOWN CLIMATE CHANGE CONCERNS. AND ALONG WITH IRELAND, FRANCE IS ALSO THREATENING TO VETO A MAJOR TRADE DEAL IN THE WORKS BETWEEN THE E.U. AND A GROUP OF LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES INCLUDING BRAZIL. THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION ARGUES SIGNING THE TRADE DEAL WILL WIPED BRAZIL TO THE PARIS ACCORD ON CLIMATE.>>THAT’S WHY THE INTENTION TO DISCUSS THIS ISSUE DURING THE G7 MEETING, THE SENSE OF URGENCY IS WARRANTED.>>Reporter: THAT SENSE OF URGENCY WAS REFLECTED IN EUROPEAN CAPITALS TODAY BY PROTESTORS OUTSIDE BRAZILIAN EMBASSIES IN PARIS, MADRID, AND HERE IN LONDON.>>WE’VE KNOWN WE HAVE A CLIMATE EMERGENCY FOR MANY YEARS. POLITICIANS HAVE SAID A LOT OF WORDS BUT ACTION HASN’T BEEN TAKEN.>>Reporter: THEY WANT THAT TO CHANGE, ESPECIALLY WITH THE SUMMIT IN FRANCE.>>THE WILDCARD OF THE G7 SUMMIT OF COURSE WILL BE THE U.S. PRESIDENT, TRUMP. CLIMATE CHANGE DOUBTSER, THE PERCEIVED ALLIED OF THE BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT. THAT COULD MAKE THINGS TRICKY FOR BORIS JOHNSON, WHO IS BACKING MACRON.>>ONE OF THE THINGS I’M GOING TO BE RAISING AT THE G7 IS THE HORRIFIC LOSS OF HABITATS AND SPECIES AROUND THE WORLD.>>Reporter: BUT ANNALISTS SAY JOHNSON WILL ALSO BE EAGER TO STAY ON DONALD TRUMP’S GOOD SIDE TO KEEP THE POSSIBILITY OF A POST BREXIT TRADE DEAL WITH THE UNITED STATES ALIVE.>>HE WILL WANT TO BE SEEN HAVING AN EXCELLENT RELATIONSHIP WITH DONALD TRUMP. I’M NOT SURE HOW EFFECTIVE THAT IS. HE HAS TO BALANCE THAT AGAINST THE FACT THAT TRUMP IS UNPOPULAR IN THE U.K. AS WELL.>>Reporter: WITH THE IMAGES FROM THE AMAZON BURNING THEMSELVES ON THE WORLD’S CONSCIENCE, THE PRESSURE ON THE G7 LEADERS TO FIND THE WAY THROUGH AND ACT, HAS GROWN. MARGARET EVANS, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Adrienne: IN THE SEARCH FOR WHY THIS FIRE CRISIS IS HAPPENING, BLAYNE HAS ZEROED ON TWO FACTORS. DEFORESTATION AND THE PRESIDENT. AN ENVIRONMENTAL WATCHDOG GROUP SAYS THE PACE OF DEFORESTATION HAS JUMPED 20% IN THE LAST NINE MONTHS. ONE REASON ILLEGAL LOGGING, ANOTHER FIRES ARE SOMETIMES SET TO CLEAR LAND FOR FARMING. AND THEY CAN GET OUT OF CONTROL. BOLSONARO HAS SPOKEN IN FAVOUR IN THE PAST OF EXPANDING MINING AND FARMING IN THE AMAZON AND HE IS TRIED TO BLAME THE FIRES ONLY SABOTAGE BY ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS. SO MUCH OF WHAT DREW THE ATTENTION TO THEIR STORY INITIALLY WAS THE HORROR OF THE PICTURES BEING SHARED ONLINE. IMAGES LIKE THESE, WALLS OF FLAMES, TOWERS OF SMOKE, POURING OUT OF LUSH GROW GREEN FOREST. AMONG THOSE SHOWING THEM CELEBRITIES AND POLITICIANS. THE PROBLEM S. NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THEM IS FROM THE CURRENT AMAZON FIRES. KAYLIE ROGERS KEEPS AN EYE ON DISINFORMATION FOR US. I DID NOT EXPECT TO TALK ABOUT THE AMAZON. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PHOTOS?>>SOME OF THESE ARE IMAGES OF FIRES THAT TOOK PLACE IN OTHER PLACES IN THE WORLD, IN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA. OTHER ONC ONES SHOW FIRES IN THE AMAZON BUT THEY’RE NOT THE FIRES HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. ONE IN PARTICULAR WAS SHARED BY LEONARDO KEY CAPRI OW DICAPRIO AND IT’S MAKING ROUNDS ONLINE. THIS PARTICULAR IMAGE SHOWS A FIRE IN THE AMAZON BUT IT’S REALLY OLD. I FOUND IT ONLINE AS OLD AS 2012. THE KVITOVAE PHOTOGRAPH WHO TOOK THE PHOTO DIED IN 2003. IT’S 16-YEARS-OLD OR OLDER.>>Adrienne: THE FACTS OF THESE FIRES ARE BAD ENOUGH BUT THESE IMAGES ARE STIRRING REACTION. IS THERE ONE TIME OF IMAGE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN OTHERS?>>THESE PHOTOS ARE FIRES ARE COMPELLING BUT PEOPLE ARE ALSO THROWING IN IMAGES OF ANIMALS. MOST OF THE TIME THESE AREN’T ACTUALLY RELATED TO THE FIRES AT ALL. THERE’S ONE I FOUND OF A MONKEY. IT’S COMPELLING. IT’S FROM INDIA AS EARLY AS 2016. HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FIRES AT ALL. I FOUND AN INTERVIEW WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO SAID THE BIG MONKEY WAS OK.>>Adrienne: THIS IS TRICKY. I CAN IMAGINE PEOPLE AT HOME SAYING WHAT DOES IT REALLY MATTER? IS THE FIRE BURNING ANY DIFFERENTLY NOW THAN IN 2016? THE EMERGENCY IS REAL. WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE IMAGERY NOT BEING REAL?>>OBVIOUSLY, THESE IMAGES ARE CAUSING PEOPLE TO PAY ATTENTION, WHICH IS ARGUABLY A GOOD THING. THE PROBLEM IS THAT WHEN YOU ARE SHARING FAKE IMAGES OR FALSE INFORMATION, IT GIVES AMMUNITION TO PEOPLE WHO WANT TO UNDER CUT OR DOWNPLAY THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THESE FIRES. PRESIDENT BOLSONARO, FOR EXAMPLE, HAS ALREADY TRIED TO DEFLECT BLAME. HE HAS TRIED TO ACT LIKE IT’S NOT AS BIG OF A DEAL AS IT IS. IF HE IS ABLE TO POINT TO ALL THE POSTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND SAY THESE IMAGES AREN’T REAL AND HE IS RIGHT, IT’S GIVING HIM AMMUNITION TO UNDER CUT THIS STORY.>>Adrienne: THANK YOU, VERY MUCH.>>>PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU APPROVE ARRIVED IN FRANCE AHEAD OF THE G7. TRUDEAU IS EXPECTED TO MEET WITH SEVERAL WORLD LEADERS AT THE SUMMIT. AS DAVID COCHRANE TELLS US, DO NOT BE SURPRISED IF TRUDEAU PLAYS TO A HOME AUDIENCE.>>Reporter: THIS SUMMIT IS JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S FINAL INTERNATIONAL TRIP BEFORE THE FEDERAL ELECTION AND EIGHTH USE THIS SUMMIT TO PUSH ISSUES FAMILIAR TO A DOMESTIC AUDIENCE. TRUDEAU’S TOP PRIORITY IS ECONOMIC GROWTH, SPECIFICALLY GROWTH FOR THE MIDDLE AND WORKING CLASS WHICH HE ARGUES IS A SHIELD AGAINST POPULISM AND SOCIAL UNREST. HE WILL TRY TO ADVANCE ISSUES SUCH AS GENDER EQUALITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE WITH THE RAGING FIRES IN THE BRAZILIAN RAINFOREST SERVING AS A TIMELY EXAMPLE. BUT MOST OF ALL, CANADA AND HIS G7 PARTNERS WILL BE KEEN TO AVOID A REPEAT OF THE SUMMIT FIASCO THAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR IN QUEBEC. LEADERS REACHED A CONSENSUS ON KEY ISSUES SIGNING A FINAL COMMUNITY KAY TO HAVE IT ALL NUKED BY DONALD TRUMP IN A TWEET STORM FROM AIR FORCE ONE. THE PLAN IS TO NOT EVEN TRY TO REACH A CONSENSUS ON A UNANIMOUS COMMUNITY. THE LEADERS KNOW THEY WON’T GET TRUMP TO ECONOMY ON CLIMATE CHANGE. THE U.S. IS ALSO OFF SIDE ON TRADE IN EMBRACING TARIFFS AND ECONOMIC NATIONALISM. ON THAT POINT, AT THIS SUMMIT, TRUMP HAS A KINDERED SPIRIT IN BORIS JOHNSON WHO IS VOWING TO PULL HIS COUNTRY OUT OF PUREE AN UNION BY THE END OF OCTOBER. TRUDEAU WILL MEET WITH BOTH OF THOSE LEADERS IN FRANCE. TRUMP ON SUNDAY AND BORIS JOHNSON ON SATURDAY WHERE TRADE WILL BE THE BIG TOPIC. JOHNSON IS EAGER TO SIGN AN EXTENDED FRO TRADE AGREEMENT WITH CANADA TO ENSURE HIS ECONOMY A A SMOOTH LANDING POST BREXIT. DAVID COCHRANE, CBC NEWS.>>Adrienne: ONE MORE TRADE NOTE, IN JUST OVER A WEEK, THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL BLAC BLOCK ACCESS TO CANADIAN FOOD PRODUCER. THE E.U. WILL HALT IMPORTS OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. WE’RE TALKING CHERRIES, APPLES, PEARS, BERRIES, PEPPERS, POTATOES AND TOMATOES. UNLIKE THE TRADE DISPUTES WITH CHINA, THE, U. SAYS THAT IT IS SIMPLY TRYING TO STOP THE SPREAD OF DESTRUCTION TIVE PLANT PESTS. THE AGRICULTURE MINISTRY CALLED THE MOVE NOT UNUSUAL. E.U. OFFICIALS SAY ALL OTHER TRADING PARTNERS FACE THE SAME RESTRICTIONS. SO NOW TO THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN HONG KONG WHERE THEY’RE BRACING FOR MORE DEMONSTRATIONS.>>Ian: IT’S 11 WEEKS OF PROTESTS CALLING FOR DEMOCRACY. IT’S ALREADY SATURDAY MORNING IN HONG KONG WHERE PROTESTORS ARE PROMISING TO RETURN TO THE AIRPORT, WHICH THEY MANAGED TO SHUTDOWN LAST WEEK BEFORE VIOLENCE BROKE OUT. THIS COMES AFTER A CREATIVE DEMONSTRATION ON THE STREETS FRIDAY NIGHT. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE JOINED ARM AND ARM TO FORM A PEACEFUL HUMAN CHAIN. CHRIS BROWN SHOWS US HOW THE PROTESTORS ARE CHANGING TACTICS.>>Reporter: THEY TOOK TO THE STREETS OF HONG KONG BY THE THOUSANDS. THIS TIME, LOCKING ARMS AND SHINING FLASH LIGHTS AS IF THEY WERE BEACONS FOR FREEDOM. ORGANIZERS CALLED IT THE HONG KONG WAY, NAMED AFTER A SIMILAR HUMAN CHAIN FORMED 30 YEARS AGO AS THE BALTIC NATIONS OF LATVIA, ESTONIA AND LITHUANIA FOUGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE FROM THE SOVIET UNION.>>WE’RE FIGHTING FOR ONE COUNTRY TWO SYSTEM.>>Reporter: THE CHAIN WENT ON FOR 40 KILOMETRES. ALONG THE WAY, PEOPLE HELD UP THE FLAGS OF FRIENDLY NATIONS TO SAY THANK YOU.>>I CAN SEE PEOPLE OVER THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD ARE VERY SUPPOSSUPPORTIVE.>>Reporter: THEY SANG SONGS. THIS WILL BE THE 12TH STRAIGHT WEEKEND OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS THAT SHOW LITTLE SIGN OF DISSIPATING AS DEMONSTRATORS PUSH TO LIMIT CHINA’S POLITICAL INFLUENCE IN THE TERRITORY. STILL, ALAN CAM ACKNOWLEDGED, THEY’RE UP AGAINST LONG ODDS.>>THIS ALWAYS HAPPEN. FOR THE LAST 100 YEARS, PEOPLE WIN. NOT THE GOVERNMENT OR DICTATOR.>>Reporter: SINCE LAST SUNDAY’S HUGE RALLY THERE’S BEEN SOMETHING OF OF A LULL IN THE PROTEST. THE CHANCE TO EVALUATE THE RESPONSE FROM HONG KONG’S ADMINISTRATION. CHINA, HOWEVER, HAS NOT LET UP WITH ITS PRESSURE TACTICS AND THE PROTESTORS. THE LATEST CASUALTY OF PRESSURE FROM BEIJING IS FLIGHT ATTENDANT REBECA TSAI, SHE SAYS HER EMPLOYER SNAPPED O SNOOPED ON HER Facebook PAGE AND FIRED HER AFTER FINDING SOMETHING ANTI-GOVERNMENT THEY DIDN’T LIKE.>>ALL MY EMPLOYEES ARE TERRIFIED BECAUSE OF THIS WHITE TERROR.>>Reporter: WHITE TERROR IS A TERM PEOPLE USE HERE TO DESCRIBE A CLIMATE OF FEAR. THE PROTESTORS HAVE BEEN CAUTIOUS OF LATE ABOUT DOING ANYTHING THAT PAINTS THEM AS EXTREMISTS. BUT TOMORROW, SOME PLAN TO RETURN TO THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO CLOG UP ACCESS ROADS. AND THE SCENE MAY NOT BE AS PEACEFUL AS THE ONE ON THIS NIGHT.>>Ian: HERE ARE SOME OF THE OTHER STORIES WE’RE FOLLOWING TONIGHT. A VIDEO CIRCULATING ONLINE HAS CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF POLICE IN ONTARIO. THE SHORT THREE SECOND VIDEO SHOWS A YOUNG MAN THROWING A CONSTRUCTION SIGN OFF A HIGHWAY OVERPASS AND ONTO THE BUSY Q.E.W. JUST WEST OF TORONTO. POLICE SAY THE BEHAVIOUR IN THE VIDEO IS DANGEROUS AND ARE NOW LOOKING FOR THOSE INVOLVED.>>ABSOLUTELY FOOLISH THING TO DO. IT’S COMPLETELY DANGEROUS AND CRIMINAL. SOMEONE DOING THIS SORT OF THING COULD LOOK AT A CRIMINAL CHARGE.>>Ian: INVESTIGATORS DON’T KNOW WHEN THE VIDEO WAS TAKEN BUT THEY KNOW IT HAPPENED IN OAKVILLE. AIR CANADA STEPPED CLOSER TO TAKING OVER THE CHARTER SERVICE AIR TRANSAT. TRANCE AT SHAREHOLDER VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TODAY TO APPROVE THE 720 MILLION-DOLLAR DEAL. IT’S EXPECTED TO FACE SCRUTINY FROM REGULATORS SINCE IT WOULD MEAN LESS COMPLICATION IN THE COMPETITION
IN THE TRAVEL MARKET.>>>THEY WERE CANCELED THE DEPORTATION OF ABDILAHI ELMI. HE ACCEPTED A REQUEST BY THE UNITED NATIONS TO DELAY TAKING ACTION UNTIL HIS CASE CAN BE EXAMINED FURTHER. ELMI WAS SET TO BE DEPORTED NEXT MONDAY BASED ON HIS CRIMINAL CON VISIONS BUT ADVOCATES ARGUES HE DESERVES SPECIAL CONSIDERATION BECAUSE HE GREW UP IN CANADA AND WAS A WARD OF THE DATE.>>>THE DRIVER OF A DOUBLE-DECKER BUS THAT KA CREANECAREENEDINTO A BUS SHUTTER IS FACING THREE DOZEN CHARGES. THREE PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES AND OTHERS WERE INJURED. AND AS ASHLEY BURKE EXPLAINS, SOME WERE STILL DEALING WITH INVISIBLE SCARS.>>Reporter: ALMOST EIGHT MONTHS LATER, CATHERINE ROSE STILL HAS A HARD TIME GETTING ON THE BUS.>>I OFTEN LET FOUR BUSES GO BY BECAUSE I CAN’T GET ON THE DOUBLE-DECKER.>>Reporter: SHE’S BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH PTSD AND ONLY RIDES SINGLE-LEVEL BUSES AND EVEN THEN SHE HAS HER MOMENTS.>>IF THERE’S A BUMP OR A SWERVE THAT MIGHT REMIND ME, IT JUST TAKES ME OUT OF REALITY AND I’M JUST LIKE BOOM.>>Reporter: ROSE WAS SITTING ON THE UPPER DECK OF THE BUS THAT DAY WHEN IT SMASHED TO A TRANSIT SHELTER.>>IT TORE THROUGH A BUS LIKE A KNIFE THROUGH HOT BUTTER. IT’S JUST SHOCKING.>>Reporter: THREE PASSENGERS DIED AND 23 WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL.>>IT WAS A VERY DRAMATIC INCIDENT FOR OUR COMMUNITY.>>Reporter: TODAY POLICE ANNOUNCED THE BUS DRIVER IS NOW CHARGED WITH THREE COUNTS OF DANGEROUS DRIVING CAUSING DEATH. 35 CHARGES OF CAUSING BODILY HARM.>>IT LED AN INVESTIGATION THAT INCLUDED TECHNICAL ASPECTS THAT INCLUDED RECONSTRUCTION THAT INCLUDED, AS I INDICATED, INTERVIEWING OF ABOUT 100 DIFFERENT PEOPLE, SOME INVOLVED SOME WITNESSES.>>Reporter: THE DRIVER, 42-YEAR-OLD AISSATOU DIALLO WAS ON THE JOBLESS THAN A YEAR AND INVOLVED IN ANOTHER CRASH BETWEEN TWO BUSES A MONTH EARLIER. THAT RAISES QUESTIONS HOW THE CITY TRAINS AND VETS DRIVERS BUT TODAY FOUND THE CITY OF OTTAWA BEARS NO CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY.>>I GUESS WE’RE MOVING FORWARD I GUESS. I DON’T KNOW IT BRINGS COMFORT THE WAY IT — IF IT WAS JUST ROAD CONDITIONS THAT CAUSED THE ACCIDENT. I’M FEELING FOR THE FAMILIES OF THE DECEASED AND THE BADLY INJURED AS WELL AT THIS POINT BECAUSE THIS CAN’T PROVIDE THEM WITH MUCH COMFORT EITHER.>>Reporter: ROSE IS PART OF A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CITY. HER HOPE, THIS TRAGEDY CAN SERVE AS A LESSON.>>IT HAS TO BE ABOUT CHANGE. IT CAN’T HAPPEN AGAIN.>>Reporter: THE DRIVER IS EXPECT TODAY APPEAR IN COURT IN SEPTEMBER. ASHLEY BURKE, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Ian: AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL,” THE POWER OF THE MOUSE. HOW DISNEY’S MAGIC KINGDOM IS NOT SHOWING SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN.>>Adrienne: WHY ISLANDERS ARE BEING PRICED OUT. THE REAL ESTATE TREND THAT MIGHT JUST SURPRISE YOU.>>YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING TO JUMP ON A PROPERTY AS SOON AS YOU SEE IT. IF IT FITS YOUR NEEDS IN ANYWAY.>>ALMOST ALWAYS WE’RE BIDDING AGAINST PEOPLE THAT ARE TURNING THINGS INTO AIRBNBs.>>Adrienne: BUT FIRST, HE WAS ARGUABLY ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN U.S. POLITICS AND ONE OF THE WORDS RICHEST PEOPLE. DAVID KOCH HAS DIED. HE AND HIS BROTHER, CHARLES, BUILT THEIR FATHER’S COMPANY INTO THE SECOND BIGGEST IN THE UNITED STATES. DAVID WAS WORTH $50 BILLION. MUCH OF IT FLOWING FROM PETROLEUM. THEY WERE ONCE MAJOR PLAYERS IN ALBERTA’S OILSANDS. THEIR INFLUENCE GOES WELL BEYOND BUSINESS. DAVID KOCH RAN FOR OFFICE IN AMERICA IN 1980 AND GOT ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE BECAUSE HIS VIEWS AND CHARLES’ VIEWS WERE REGARDED AS SO FAR OUT ON THE RIGHT FRINGE, THAT THEY WERE JUST REALLY NOT POPULAR.>>Adrienne: SO THE KOCH FUNDED THINK TANKS AND POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS TO PROMOTE SMALLER GOVERNMENT, LOWER TAXES, AND CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL. BUT DAVID KOCH ALSO RICHLY SUPPORTED THE ARTS.>>HE WAS GENEROUS TO ALL KINDS OF FOUNDATIONS. ALL OVER NEW YORK FROM THE LIBRARY TO THE MUSEUM, HE WAS JUST ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER.>>Reporter: HE BEGAN GIVING IN EARNEST AFTER SURVIVING A RUNWAY COLLISION IN 1991. THE NEXT YEAR HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PROSTATE CANCER.>>OF COURSE HE LIVED A LONG TIME. HE PERSONALLY A TRIBUTES THAT BECAUSE I WAS GREAT DOCTORS,>>Ian: STICKER SHOCK ISN’T UNUSUAL FOR HOME BUYERS IN CITIES LIKE TORONTO AND VANCOUVER. IT USED TO BE IN CHARLOTTETOWN. ACCORDING TO THE CANADIAN REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION, HOME PRICES IN THE CITY JUMPED MORE THAN 38% IN THE PAST THREE YEARS. BY COMPARISON, PRICES INCREASED BY ABOUT 33% IN VICTORIA AND 25% IN CANADA’S BIGGEST CITY, TORONTO. ONLY PARTS OF VANCOUVER ISLAND AND NIAGARA AND ONTARIO GREW FASTER THAN CHARLOTTETOWN. AS ELIZABETH MACMILLAN TELLS US, THE PRICES ARE NOW SO HIGH, SOME YOUNG FAMILIES ARE THINKING ABOUT PACKING UP AND LEAVING.>>Reporter: TRISTEN GRAY AND SARAH’S KITCHEN IS FEELING MORE CRAMPED THESE DAYS. THEIR FAMILY HAS GROWN SINCE THEY BOUGHT THEIR DOWNTOWN HOME TWO YEARS AGO. THEY WANT SOMETHING LARGER BUT HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO FIND A HOUSE THEY CAN AFFORD.>>YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING TO JUMP ON A PROPERTY AS SOON AS YOU SEE IT. IF IT FITS YOUR NEEDS IN ANYWAY.>>ALMOST ALWAYS WE’RE BIDDING AGAINST PEOPLE THAT ARE TURNING THINGS NO AIRBNBs.>>Reporter: MORE AND MORE OF THE TOURISTS WHO FLOCK TO CHARLOTTETOWN ARE STAYING IN SHORT-TERM RENTALS. CREATING LESS AVAILABLE HOUSING IN THE CITY AND THE PROVINCE’S POPULATION IS GROWING. IN THE PAST DECADE, ABOUT 12,000 PEOPLE HAVE EMIGRATED TO P.E.I. WHILE THE MAJORITY HAVE NOT STAYED, THOUSANDS HAVE AND BOUGHT HOMES HERE. PEOPLE FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY ARE ALSO BUYING ON THE ISLAND. ATTRACTED TO THE RELATIVELY LOW PRICES AND IN SOME CASES THE INVESTMENT POTENTIAL.>>PEOPLE ARE BANGING ON DOORS SAYING, HEY I REALLY LIKE YOUR HOUSE. WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN SELLING. SOME PEOPLE SAY YES, MAYBE WE ARE. IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT.>>Reporter: WITH DEMAND OUT PACING THE NUMBER OF NEW BUILDS, RENT HAS GONE UP TOO. THE VACANCY RATE HOVERS AROUND 0.2%. THE AVERAGE PRICE OF A HOME HAS JUMPED. FROM ABOUT $200,000 TO NEARLY $280,000 IN JUST THREE YEARS.>>I THINK AS WE GET SOME MORE SUPPLY IN, IT’S GOING TO SETTLE IT DOWN A BIT MORE.>>Reporter: NOT SOON ENOUGH FOR DEAN AND AINSLIE. THEY’RE PACKING UP THEIR DEPARTMENT TO MOVE TO A RURAL PART OF THE ISLAND. THEY COULDN’T FIND A HOUSE IN A PRICE RANGE IN THE CITY. THEY CAME TO P.E.I. FROM TORONTO TWO YEARS AGO. THOUGH THE HOUSING CRISIS HERE ARE INVE ABLE TO THEIR FRIENDS, THE COUPLE, WHO WORK IN THE TOURISM INDUSTRY, NOW EARN HALF AS MUCH AS THEY DID.>>FOR PEOPLE IN AN INDUSTRY LIKE OURS, IT’S SEASONAL. WE’RE NOT WORKING FOR GOVERNMENT AND NOTHING IS GUARANTEED FOR US. IF THE SHOES SHIPS STOP COMING THERE GOES HALF OF OUR BUSINESS.>>Reporter: MEANWHILE, DENNIS AND GRAY ARE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON EVERY NEW LISTING. THEY STARTED WRITING DESCRIPTIONS OF THEIR FAMILY AND OFFERS TO PEOPLE SELLING THEIR HOMES. THEY EVEN INCLUDE A PICTURE OF THEIR SON.>>WE’RE TRYING TO SAY WE’RE A YOUNG FAMILY THAT HAS EXPANDING NEEDS AND ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT WE CAN GROW INTO, SOMEWHERE WHERE HE CAN MAKE NEW FRIENDS.>>Reporter: FOR NOW, THEY’VE BEEN PONDERING MOVING TO ANOTHER PROVINCE WHERE THEY CAN EARN MORE AND RENTALS ARE’S YEAR TO FIND. ELIZABETH MACMILLAN, CBC NEWS, CHARLOTTETOWN.>>Ian: IT’S A BEAUTIFUL CITY. AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL,” AFTER WEEKS OF LATE-NIGHT JOKES, THE TOWN OF DILDO, NEWFOUNDLAND IS HAVING THE LAST LAUGH.>>Adrienne: FIRST WHAT DISNEY’S EXPANDING EMPIRE MEANS FOR SMALL BUSINESS EMPIRES.>>THERE’S ONE LARGE STUDIO THAT MAKES BRILLIANT CONTENT THAT IS QUITE ENTERTAINING BUT THEY KNOW THAT AND SO>>Ian: WE’RE FOLLOWING SEVERAL DEVELOPING STORIES TONIGHT INCLUDING NEW REVELATIONS ABOUT THE HEALTH OF U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, RUTH BAYGINSBURG.>>I SAID MANY TIMES I WILL DO THIS JOB AS LONG AS I CAN DO IT FULL STEAM.>>Ian: SHE UNDER WIND RADIATION AFTER A TUMOR WAS FOUND ON HER PAN CREPANCREAS. THIS IS THE FOURTH TIME GINSBURG HAS FACED CANCER.>>>HEALTH OFFICIALS IN ILLINOIS REPORTING WHAT COULD BE THE FIRST DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES LINKED TO VAPING. THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SAYS AN ADULT WHO HAD RECENTLY VAPED, DIED AFTER BEING HOSPITALIZED. THIS IS AFTER A OUTBREAK OF LUNG DISEASE ACROSS THE U.S. WHICH MAY BE LINKED TO THE USE OF E-CIGARETTES.>>>AND CALGARY-BASED T.C. ENERGY IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO BUILDING THE CONTENTIOUS KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE. NEBRASKA’S HIGHEST COURT HAS GIVEN THE PROJECT THE GO AHEAD BUT WILL FORCE THE PIPELINE TO TAKE A DIFFERENT ROUTE THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED. THE LONG-DELAYED PROJECT AIMS TO MOVE CRUDE FROM THE ALBERTA OILSANDS TO REFINERIES IN TEXAS. OPPONENTS ARE HOPING TO BLOCK OR DELAY CONSTRUCTION UNTIL AT LEAST AFTER THE 2020 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.>>Adrienne: NOW TO THE GROWING FOOTPRINT OF AN ENTERTAINMENT TIGHT AN. DISNEY IS ONE MIGHTY MOUSE. TODAY, IN JUST ONE DAY, DISNEY PARKS UNVEILED ITS CONCEPT T FOR A STAR WARS HOTEL. IT ALSO REVEAL THE NEW ATTRACTION PLAN FOR EPCOT CENTRE IN FLORIDA AND OFFER THE VISION FOFOR A VEN GER CAMPUS. DISNEY PULLS IN BILLIONS WITH ITS BLOCK BUSTER BRANDS AND MULTIPLE PLATFORMS AND AS ELI GLASSNER TELLS US, A STRING OF ACQUISITIONS GIVES IT UNPRECEDENTED POWER IN THE MARKETPLACE.>>HERE COMES JOKER AND POISON I’VE OWE.>>Reporter: FAN EXPO IS THE LARGEST IN CANADA. PEOPLE COME TO SHOW OFF COSTUMES AND MIXED WITH CHARACTERS FROM THEIR FAVOURITE FRANCHISES. THE WORLD OF FILM, NO ONE OWNS MORE FAN-FRIENDLY CONTENT THAN WALT DISNEY STUDIOS. THEY’RE ALL INSIDE THE WALLS OF THE MAGIC KINGDOM. THE HOUSE THAT WALT BUILT IS NOW THE BIGGEST STUDIO IN HOLLYWOOD. AFTER BUYING PIXAR, MARVEL, AND 20TH CENTURY FOX. THIS YEAR ALONE, DI DISNEY CLAIMED 37% OF THE BOX OFFICE IN U.S. AND CANADA AND YET THE MOUSE WANTS MORE.>>THIS WEEK SONY PICTURES WALKED AWAY FROM A DEAL TO SHARE THE SPIDERMAN CHARACTER BECAUSE DISNEY WANTED HALF OF THE PROFITS. SO SPIEDY WON’T BE SWINGING WITH THE AVENGERS ANY TIME SOON.>>IT’S A DISGRACE.>>I JUST HOPE THAT TOM HOLLINS STILL GETS TO BE SPIDERMAN.>>IT WAS NOISE TO SEE HIM PLAY A TEENAGER.>>AS BELLE I CAN’T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THAT.>>Reporter: THE STUDIO FLEXES ITS MUSCLES ALL YEAR LONG. IT’S LIKE A GIANT CHESSBOARD AND ALL THE OTHER STUDIOS HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHERE WE’RE GOING TO PUT OUR MOVIE AND WHERE H IS DIS ME OPENING A MOVIE. IF YOU GO HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH DISNEY, YOU MIGHT GET RUN OVER LIKE A STEAM ROLLER. THE TOP FIVE FILMS FOR 2019 ARE OWNED BY DISNEY. THIS HOLLYWOOD WATCHER SAYS THE KEY TO COMPETING WITH THE MOUSE IS TO MAKE MOVIES MICKY WON’T TOUCH.>>IT’S PRETTY TELLING THAT THE TWO BIG HITS THIS YEAR THAT DISNEY WAS NOT IN SOME WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR WAS “US” AND JOHN WHICK 3″. NEITHER OF WHICH ARE MOVIES THAT DISNEY REALLY COULD MAKE RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: AS THE STUDIO GROWS, LITTLE GUYS CAN FEEL SQUEEZED. AT THE DRIVE-IN THEATRE IN P.E.I., BOB BOIL SAYS HE IS SPENDING $350,000 TO BUILD A SECOND SCREEN BECAUSE OF DISNEY.>>THERE IS ONE LARGE STUDIO THAT MAKES BRILLIANT CONTENT THAT IS QUITE ENTERTAINING BUT THEY KNOW THAT AND SO THEY DEMAND A LOT FOR IT. NOT JUST MONEY WISE BUT TIME WISE.>>Reporter: BOYLE SAYS DISNEY DEMANDS HE RUN THEIR FILMS THREE WEEKS. HE NEEDS THE SECOND SCREEN TO SHOW OTHER TITLES IN TIMELY MANNER. CINEMA CHAINS BIG AND SMALL ARE ANXIOUS TO SEE WHAT COMES NEXT. AS DISNEY SPENDS THE WEEKEND HATCHING FUTURE HITS AT ITS OWN FAN CONVENTION. RELYING HEAVILY ON FAMILIAR FILMS FROM THE PAST. ELI GLASSNER, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Adrienne: WHEN WE COME BACK, INSIDE RUSSIA’S ARCTIC AMBITIONS WE REVISIT HOW THAT COUNTRY IS SHIFTING ITS FOCUS NORTH.>>AS THE POLAR ICE MELTS, NORTHERN NATIONS ARE RUSHING TO EXERT THEIR CONTROL. AND WITH ITS>>Adrian: RUSSIA’S NUCLEAR POWER PROGRAMME SET SAIL WITH ITS FIRST FLOATING PLANT. IT LEFT FROM THE ARCTIC PORT AND WILL BE TOWED 5,000 KILOMETRES TO EASTERN SIBERIA WHERE IT WILL SUPPLY POWER TO 50,000 PEOPLE IN A PRETTY ISOLATED REGION. IT WILL ALSO BOOST ELECTRICITY TO AN OFFSHORE OIL RIG. THE VESSEL HAS BEEN CONDEMNED BY ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS INCLUDING GREENPEACE, WHICH HAS REFERRED TO TAZ A FLOATING CHURNOBLE.>>>TONIGHT, WE’RE REVISITING A STORY BY CHRIS BROWN OF WHAT THOSE ARCTIC AMBITIONS REALLY LOOK LIKE. [*] >>Reporter: THE RECENT LAUNCH OF THE WORDS MOST POWERFUL ICEBREAKER WAS A PROUD MOMENT FOR MANY RUSS ANS.>>Reporter: AS THE POLAR ICE MELTS, NORTHERN NATIONS ARE RUSHING TO EXERT THEIR CONTROL AND WITH ITS NEW FLEET OF MODERN ICEBREAKERS, RUSSIA IS WAY OUT IN FRONT. THIS IS THE URAL. IT’S ABLE TO CRUNCH THROUGH THREE METRES OF ICE AND ITS NUCLEAR-POWERED ENGINES GIVE IT LIMITED ENDURANCE. RUSSIA HAS SIX LARGER ICEBREAKERS ON THE WAY.>>Reporter: THERE’S NO DISCUSSION HERE ABOUT A CLIMATE EMERGENCY. THE TOP IS ONLY ABOUT OPPORTUNITY. CANADA NEEDS ICEBREAKERS TO COMPETE TAUNTED THE RUSSIAN SHIPYARD OFFICIAL. OUR SHIPYARD CAN BUILD THEM FOR YOU. RUSSIA’S ECONOMY IS ALMOST ENTIRELY DEPENDENT ON OIL AND GAS AND WITH AN ESTIMATED 22% OF THE WORLD’S UNDISCOVERED RESERVES IN THE ARCTIC, RUSSIA IS PUSHING TO UNLOCK ALL IT CAN. AT THIS YEAR’S ARCTIC FORUM, PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN SAID THE ICEBREAKER FLEET IS KEY TO GETTING RESOURCES TO MARKET YEAR AROUND THROUGH THE NORTHERN SEA PASSAGE OVER THE TOP OF RUSSIA. [*] >>Reporter: SEEING THE GIGANTIC NEW INDUSTRIAL PROJECT, REALLY DRIVES HOME THE SCALE OF RUSSIA’S AMBITIONS FOR THE ARCTIC. THIS IS THE CENTRE PIECE. IT’S AN ENORMOUS LIQUEFIED GAS PLANT BUILT ON SIBERIA’S FROZEN TUNDRA AT 70° NORTH. A FEW MONTHS BACK, OUR CREW GOT A QUICK TOUR OF THE YEAR-OLD FACILITY. IT HAS ITS OWN AIRPORT, SEAPORT AND ITS LARGE ENOUGH TO ACCOMMODATE 30,000 FLY-IN WORKERS. WE ALSO SAW THE NEW ICE-CAPABLE TANKER BASED HERE YEAR AROUND, THANKS TO THE THINNING ARCTIC ICE. THOUSANDS OF KILOMETRES TO THE WEST, ALREADY THE WORLD’S LARGEST ARCTIC COMMUNITY, WITH A POPULATION OF OVER 300,000 IS ALSO EXPANDING. THIS VAST SITE WILL BE A NEW PORT WITH A RAIL LINK TO THE SOUTH. BUT ALL OF THESE POTENTIALLY LUCRATIVE ARCTIC OPPORTUNITIES ALSO COME WITH GREAT CHALLENGES AND GREAT RISKS. ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALIST GREW UP HERE.>>I LOVE IT.>>Reporter: SHE WORRIES ABOUT HOW THESE PROJECTS WIL WILL AFFECT THE DELICATE NORTHERN ECOSYSTEM.>>I STILL I HAVEN’T SEEN HOW WE CAN IMPROVE IT.>>Reporter: SHE TOOK US TO THE TOWN OF NICKEL. IT’S THE SITE OF A METAL SMELTER THAT HAS BEEN BELCHING AWAY FOR 70 YEARS. THE SLOW-GROWING ARCTIC TREES NEARBY ARE BLACKENED AND POISONED BY SULFUR DIOXIDE EMISSIONS. THE THE LIFELESS LANDSCAPE MAY TAKE DECADES TO RECOVER, IF IT EVER DOES.>>THE NATURE HEALS ITSELF VERY SLOWLY AND ONLY IF YOU DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF PRODUCTION. THE EMISSIONS WERE SO HUGE, THAT IT WILL TAKE QUITE SOME TIME TO REHABILITATE THE TERRITORY.>>Reporter: THERE’S CONCERN AS WELL ABOUT THE IMPACT OF ALL THAT NEW ARCTIC SHIPPING. SOME HERE EVEN TOUT THE NORTHERN SEA AS A POSSIBLE RIVAL FOR THE SUEZ CANAL AS IT CUTS DOWN THE TRIP FROM EUROPE TO ASIA BY 10 DAYS. BUT, BARELY ANYONE LIVES ALONG THE ROUTE AND THERE ARE FEW SEARCH AND RESCUE STATIONS IN CASE OF TROUBLE.>>WHAT IF THERE WOULD BE A DISASTER AND SOME SHIP WOULD SINK? IT WOULD BE SOMEWHERE IN THE, I DON’T KNOW, SIBERIAN WATERS. WHERE DO YOU BRING THE PEOPLE?>>Reporter: ALONG WITH THE INDUSTRIAL BUILDUP, THERE’S BEEN A MILITARY ONE TOO. STRATEGICALLY, THE ATTRACTION OF RUSSIA TO THE ARCTIC IS EVIDENT. JAPAN LIES TO THE EAST AND NATO TO THE WEST BUT UP HERE, RUSSIA IS UNCHALLENGED. RUSSIA HAS BEEN REFITTING SOVIET AIR AND MILITARY BASIS TO DEMONSTRATE ITS WILLINGNESS TO ENFORCE ITS ARCTIC CLAIMS. WHETHER IT’S EVIDENCE OF OPPRESSIVE INTENTIONS OR LEGITIMATE DEFENSIVE POSTURING, RUSSIA HAS BEEN VERY OPEN ABOUT WHAT IT’S UP TO IN THE ARCTIC. NOR HAS THE KREMLIN SHIED AWAY FROM INVITING ENVIRONMENT ALEX PETALEXPERTS TO SCRUTINIZE THE PROJECT. TERRY CALLAHAN WAS ON THE SAME TOUR. HE CAME AWAY CONFLICTED.>>ON ONE HAND, WE SAW AN EXCEPTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE ARCTIC WHICH IS NOT EASY TO ACCOMPLISH. IT’S A HUGE DEVELOPMENT. AND THAT DEVELOPMENT DOES SOME GOOD BUT AT THE SAME TIME I’M AN ECOLOGIST SO I WORRY ABOUT LOSING TUNDRA FOR ANOTHER BIG OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT.>>Reporter: HE SAYS INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY IN THE ARCTIC, ESPECIALLY EMISSIONS AND PARTICLES FROM STACKS, CAN DRAMATICALLY INCREASE THE RATE OF GLOBAL WARMING.>>THAT FINDS ITS WAY ONTO THE GREENLAND ICE SHEETS, ONTO THE PURE ICE AND SNOW OF THE HIGH ARCTIC ISLAND, SO THIS SNOW STARTS MELTING FASTER.>>Reporter: OVER THE GENERATIONS, RUSSIA’S NORTHERN INDIGENOUS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HURT MORE THAN MOST FROM ARCTIC DEVELOPMENT. IN SOVIET TIMES, MANY WERE REMOVED FROM THEIR COMMUNITIES TO MAKE ROOM FOR MILITARY BASES. TODAY MOST HAVE THEIR LIVELIHOODS TIED TO REINDEER OR CARIBOU HERDING.>>Reporter: 19-YEAR-OLD MAXIME TOLD US THEY’RE LEARNING TO LIVE WITH THE DISRUPTION TO MY INAUGURATION ROUTES AND ALL OF THE NEW INDUSTRY. WHEN WE WENT TO THE HOME OF THE SAMI PEOPLE, ABOUT 200 KILOMETRES, WE HEARD A DIFFERENT STORY.>>Reporter: SHE IS AN ACTIVIST HERE. THE SAMI NUMBER ONLY AROUND 1700 PEOPLE IN RUSSIA BUT THEIR COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN HERE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS.>>Reporter: SHE TOLD US THEIR EXPERIENCE DEALING WITH BIG CORPORATIONS IS NOT BEEN GOOD.>>Reporter: WERE THIS ARCTIC LANDSCAPE IN CANADA, THERE WOULD BE PERHAPS YEARS OF ASSESSMENTS AND THEN YEARS OF DEBATE. IN RUSSIA, THE PUTIN GOVERNMENT, FACED WITH A SLUGGISH ECONOMY AND CRIPPLING FOREIGN SANCTIONS HAS SAID EVERYTHING, SHIPPING, LNG, RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT IS NOW ALL FULL SPEED AHEAD.>>I THINK UNFORTUNATELY, THE WORLD WILL LEAD OIL AND GAS FOR THE GATES. ALL THE COUNTRY WILL HAVE OIL AND GAS. THEY WILL DEVELOP IT. EVEN IF THE ARCTIC. THEY WILL GO FURTHER AND FURTHER TO THE ARCTIC TO CONTINUE DEVELOPING IT.>>Reporter: THERE’S STILL MUCH THAT CAN GO WRONG WITH RUSSIA’S BIGGAR TICK BET. ENERGY PRICES COULD CRASH OR ALTERNATIVE FUELS WILL GAIN TRACTION. IF NOT, RUSSIA AND ITS NEW FLEET OF ICEBREAKERS ARE IN A COMMANDING POSITION TO CALL THE SHOTS IN THE ARCTIC. CHRIS BROWN, CBC NEWS, IN VERMAT.>>Ian: NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL,” A SUMMER CAMP TALENT SHOW THAT’S MORE THAN SONG AND DANCE.>>WHEN I CAME FIRST TO CANADA I WAS LIKE THEM. I CAME TO THE SUMMER CAMP AND I HAD PEOPLE TO HELP.>>Ian: WHAT THESE NEW CANADIANS WANT YOU TO KNOW. THAT IS NEXT IN TONIGHT’S “MOMENT.” BUT FIRST — DILDO NEEDS A CAM TIN. CAPTAIN.I WOULD LOVE TO STEER THIS SHIP. JIMMY KIMMEL, MAYOR OF DILDO.>>Ian: DILDO, NEWFOUNDLAND, IS REPEATING THE REWARDS AND JIMMY KIMMEL’S MONTH LONG OBSESSION WITH THE TOWN. HIS CAMPAIGN TO BE THE MAYOR OF DILDO AND LOCAL REPORTING FROM HIS SIDEKICK, HAS ACCORDING TO THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT, ALREADY BOOSTED TOURISM.>>JIMMY FOR DILDO! JIMMY FOR DILDO.>>CANADA IS VERY WEIRD!>>Ian: IT HAS BEEN A PUBLICITY WINDFALL. IT’S THE EQUIVALENT OF ROUGHLY $12 MILLION WORTH OF ADVERTISING. JUST SHY OF THE PROVINCE’S $13 MILLION ANNUAL MARKETING BUDGET.>>AS YOUR STAFF KNOWS AND THE MAYOR YOU NOW KNOW WE HAVE SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING PEOPLE ON EARTH.>>THAT IS FOR SURE!>>Reporter: FOR WEEKS, KIM HE WILL’S GOOD-NATURED RUNNING JOCK ABOUT THE TOWN’S NAME HAS PUT DILDO ON THE MAP OF HIS U.S. VIEWERS. THE TOURISM MINISTER SAYS EVERYONE IN THE INDUSTRY IS BEYOND HAPPY. SO MUCH SO THEY PLAN TO STUDY THE KIMMEL EFFECT WHE>>Ian: STARTING AT A NEW SCHOOL IS HARD. IMAGINE START AGENT A NEW SCHOOL IN A NEW COUNTRY. IN ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, THERE’S A LITTLE EXTRA HELP. IT COMES IN THE FORM OF A SUMMER CAMP FOR NEWCOMERS AND A WAY TO PRACTISE ENGLISH AND MEET FRIENDS AND TODAY THE STUDENTS CAPPED OFF THEIR SUMMER WITH A TALENT SHOW. THAT CELEBRATION IS TONIGHT’S “MOMENT.”>>YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY DIFFERENT PERSON AT SCHOOL OR STUFF.>>WHEN I CAME FIRST TO CANADA I WAS LIKE THEM. I CAME TO THIS SUMMER CAMP AND I HAD PEOPLE WHO HELPED SO I WAS HERE TO HELP THEM. [*] I LEARNED WE’RE ALL THE SAME FROM EACH COUNTRY. WE’RE ALL THE SAME. IT’S HARD TO LEARN NEW LANGUAGE BUT IF YOU PRACTISE, YOU GOT THIS.>>THIS IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY THAT WE GIVE TO OUR CHILDREN TO MAKE SOME NEW FRIENDS REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU ARE FROM, YOU ARE COMING TOGETHER, LEARNING ENGLISH IN THE SAME TIME AND ALSO HAVING SOME FUN.>>I’M GOING TO MISS MY FRIENDS. I’M GOING TO SEE THEM. THEY WILL COME, THEY WILL VISIT ME SOMETIMES. I’LL COME TO THEIR HOUSE SOMETIMES. [*] >>Adrienne: YOU GOT TO LOVE SUMMER CAMP. SO MANY SUMMER CAMP STORIES HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. LOTS OF TEARS AS KIDS SAY GOOD-BYE. THESE KIDS, IT SEEMS, MOST OF THEM HAVE ONLY BEEN IN THE COUNTRY FOR LESS THAN A YEAR. ACCORDING TO THE PEOPLE BEHIND IT, SOME OF THEM COME TO CAMP UNCOMFORTABLE SAYING HELLO IN ENGLISH AND LEAVE BEING PREPARED TO PERFORM BABY SHARK ON STAGE.>>Ian: I WANT TO ASK YOU TO DO THAT RIGHT NOW BUT I WON’T. NICE TO BE ON THE AIR BUT FOR THE FIRST TIME BETWEEN ASSIGNMENT AND VACATION, WE HAVEN’T BEEN SIDE BY SIDE FOR A WHILE. THE OTHER THING ABOUT THAT STORY, IT CONNECTS TO A STORY EARLIER IN THE SHOW WHERE THERE WERE 12,000 IMMIGRANTS TO NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR IN THE LAST STATS. ALSO 12,000 TO P.E.I. SO GOOD NEWS FOR ATLANTIC, CANADA. THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR AUGUST 23rd. GOOD NIGHT.>>Adrienne: GOOD NIGHT.

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