The National for Tuesday, Feb. 18 — PM urges patience over rail blockades; human trafficking fight

The National for Tuesday, Feb. 18 — PM urges patience over rail blockades; human trafficking fight


>>Andrew: TONIGHT, THE PRIME MINISTER CALLS FOR PATIENCE AND PEACE TO END THE RAIL BLOCKAGE. >>Adrienne: AS THE PRESSURE RISES.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WE NEED TO FIND A SOLUTION, AND WE NEED TO FIND IT NOW.>>Andrew: CANADIANS QUARANTINED ON A CRUISE SHIP WAIT FOR RESCUE, BUT NOT EVERYONE CAN COME HOME. >>SUCK IT IN, SUCK IT, IN HOLD YOUR BREATH. ONE, TWO, THREE.>>Adrienne: THE COMMON CHILDHOOD CLEANERS LINKED TO ASTHMA. >>Andrew: AND IT’S ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING CRIMES IN CANADA. INSIDE THE CRIME OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING. >>YOU SEE PEOPLE’S EYES LIGHT UP, EVEN JUST FOR A SECOND, AND TO ME, THAT’S HOME.>>Andrew: THE RED FLAGS PARENTS SHOULD LOOK FOR. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.”>>>TODAY, PASSIONATE, BARE KNUCKLED DEBATE RANG OUT IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. >>Adrienne: SOME FIRST NATIONS LEADERS HAVE SAID THAT SHUTDOWNS HAVE SENT A CLEAR MESSAGE, AND NOW, PROTESTERS CAN STEP AWAY. NO CHANCE OF THAT. PROTESTERS BLOCKED THE DRIVEWAY OF JOHN HORGAN. THREE PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED, AND TODAY, VIA RAIL SAYS IT PLANS TO RESUME SOME PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE ON THURSDAY, EVEN AS JUSTIN TRUDEAU CALLS FOR PATIENCE.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: THERE ARE THOSE WHO WANT US TO ACT IN HASTE, THINKING THAT’S POWERFUL. IT’S NOT.>>Reporter: AS THE BLOCKADE STRETCHED FORTH FOR ANOTHER DAY, THE SENSE OF PRESSURE BUILDS IN OTTAWA. >>WE UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE, THE ECONOMIC IMPACT. >>Reporter: THE PRIME MINISTER PRESSED TO FIND A WAY OUT OF THE CRISIS IN WHAT HE CALLS ACITE CALL TIME.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: PATIENCE MAY BE IN SHORT SUPPLY, AND THAT MAKES IT HARDER THAN EVER. >>IT WILL BE A SELF-DEFEATING PURPOSE TO CONTINUE ON WITH THE BLOCKADE, SO I’M HOPING THAT REASON AND PEACE ARE GOING TO PREVAIL.>>TODAY, AGAIN, OF COURSE WE’RE CALLING FOR CALM, WE’RE CALLING FOR CREATIVITY AND CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE. >>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: JUSTIN TRUDEAU LOOPED IN LEADERS AT A CLOSED-DOOR MEETING, EXCEPT FOR ANDREW SCHEER. HE WASN’T INVITED. ACTIONS THAT THE OTHER LEADERS CALLED UNACCEPTABLE. THE CRASH DOMINATED THE DAY. >>THEIR DIALOGUE IS NOT GOING TO PAY THE BILLS FOR PEOPLE FACING LAYOFFS. SIMPLE QUESTION. ON WHAT DAY WILL THESE ILLEGAL BLOCKADES BE TAKEN DOWN?>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY CONTINUE TO SEE DEMONSTRATE THAT IT DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS CONCRETE ACTION IN DIALOGUE. >>Reporter: ONLY IT’S FAR EASIER TO PROPOSE DIALOGUE THAN GET THE LEADERS TO ACCEPT. >>WE’RE NOT GOING TO TALK WITH A GUN POINTED AT OUR HEADS. >>Reporter: AND SO THE PARTY LINES ARE MOSTLY DRAWN. TONIGHT, THE MINISTER HAD WHAT’S DESCRIBED AS A MOSTLY LONG AND OF PHONE CALL WITH THE HAD HE — LONG AND POSITIVE PHONE CALL WITH THE HEREDITARY CHIEFS, BUT STILL NO DATE OF A FACE-TO-FACE MEETING.>>Adrienne: OKAY. SO WE NEED A SENSE OF STRATEGY, ROSY. WHAT IS THE GOVERNMENT’S STRATEGY ON THIS?>>Reporter: PART OF IT SEEMS TO BE BUILDING A COALITION OF PLAYERS WHO ARE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE AS THE GOVERNMENT. THAT’S WHY YOU SAW CHIEFS ASKING FOR THE WALK AWAY. ALL OF THE PROGRESSIVE PARTIES INSIDE THE HOUSE NOW ARE ON THE SAME PAGE FOR HOW THIS NEEDS TO END, MEANING THROUGH TALKS, AND SCHEER’S SORT OF LEFT OUT OF THE SITUATION ENTIRELY. WHAT YOU DIDN’T HEAR IS ANY TALK OF TIMELINES. IT’S BELIEVED THAT’S GOING TO FLAME THE TENSIONS. THE GOAL IS TO GET A MEETING WITH THE WET’SUWET’EN, AND HOPEFULLY AFTER THAT, NEGOTIATE THE BLOCKADES DOWN. >>Adrienne: OKAY. SO THAT PRESSURE IS NOT TO BE UNDERESTIMATED. >>Reporter: NO. THE GOVERNMENT’S UNDER SOME INTENSE PRESSURE BOTH UNDER THE FIRST NATIONS AND BUSINESSES WHO WANT TO GET THEIR GOODS MOVED ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE CONSERVATIVES SEE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE A MESSAGE TO PEOPLE AROUND THIS COUNTRY WHO ARE RUNNING OUT OF PATIENCE. THE GOVERNMENT ALSO DOESN’T HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF LEVERAGE, PARTICULARLY ON THE PRIME MINISTER WHO’S MADE RECONCILIATION HIS CALLING CARD. AGAIN TODAY, HE TALKED ABOUT THE WILLINGNESS OF BOTH SIDES TO FIND A SOLUTION. IT’S NOT CLEAR WHAT HAPPENS IF THAT FAILS, WHAT’S THE OTHER SOLUTION? BUT THEY BELIEVE IF IT THEY SUCCEED — IF THEY SUCCEED, THEY CAN PROVE THAT THINGS CAN BE DONE DIFFERENTLY AND RECONCILIATION DOES MATTER. >>Adrienne: ALL RIGHT. THANKS, ROSY.>>Reporter: YOU’RE WELCOME.>>Adrienne: SOME OF THE RAILS NEAR THE BLOCKADE IN BELLEVILLE WILL START RUNNING ON MONDAY. SO VIA IS LOSING MONEY BY THE DAY. C.N. IS LAYING OFF WORKERS, AND TODAY, EMPLOYEES ADDED TO THE PRESSURE ON CANADA TO GET THIS FIXED FAST. THERE’S NOT MUCH TIME BEFORE THE SITUATION BECOMES DIRE. >>Reporter: FROM FOOD PRODUCTION TO STORE SHELVES, GETTING PRODUCTS FROM A TO B IS NOW MUCH MORE DIFFICULT. >>THIS ISSUE IS BEYOND SERIOUS, IT’S CRITICAL. >>Reporter: CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS AND EXPORTERS GROUP IS TRYING TO GET THE GOVERNMENT’S ATTENTION. IT WANTS REAL SERVICE SOLVED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. EACH DAY TRAIN SERVICE IS DISRUPTED, THE GROUP ESTIMATES $425 MILLION WORTH OF GOODS ARE SITTING IDLE. ONE ECONOMYIST ESTIMATES IT COULD COST THE GOVERNMENT BETWEEN $150 MILLION AND $160 MILLION EVERY WEEK. WHILE TRAINS ARE AT A STANDSTILL, THE EXPORTER’S GROUP IS ASKING FOR EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR WORKERS THAT ARE LAID OFF AND COMPANIES THAT ARE IN TROUBLE. MAPLE LEAF FOODS IS ONE OF THE MAJOR MANUFACTURERS THAT RELIES ON RAIL TO SHIP PERISHABLE PRODUCTS, SUCH AS MEAT. >>LET ME EMPHASIZE THE WORD “PERISHABLE.” WE DEPEND ON TIMELY DELIVERY TO FEED PEOPLE AT HOME AND ABROAD. WHAT INVESTORS WANT, COMPANIES WANT, IS PREDICTABILITY. TODAY, WE DON’T LOOK SO GOOD. >>Reporter: YET MORE PRESSURE ON THE GOVERNMENT TO GET BOTH THE COUNTRY’S TRAINS AND THE ECONOMY BACK ON TRACK. JACQUELINE HANSEN, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Adrienne: AND TOMORROW, EVEN MORE PRESSURE. SCOTT MOE TWEETED HE HAS ARRANGED A CONFERENCE CALL WITH HIS PROVINCIAL LEADERS. HE IS CONCERNED WITH WHAT HE CALLED A LACK OF LEADERSHIP AND DELAYED ACTIVITY. >>Andrew: THE EFFORTS TO BRING CANADIAN PASSENGERS HOME ON THE DIAMOND PRINCESS CONTINUES, AND CONCERN IS GROWING. BUT THE SICK WON’T BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE, WHICH IS TEARING ONE COUPLE APART. >>Reporter: FOR MORE THAN 250 CANADIANS ABOARD THE CANADIAN PRINCESS, THESE LAST FEW DAYS HAVE BEEN FILLED WITH EXPECTATIONS AND FRUSTRATION. ONE LAST ROUND OF TESTING, WITH A FLIGHT TO OTTAWA RESCHEDULED. >>SO WE’RE NOT HAPPY, VERY DISAPPOINTED, VERY STRESSFUL, AND IT’S A HORRIBLE FEELING. >>Reporter: BUT IT WAS NOTHING LIKE THE SHOCK DELIVERED TO GREG, WHEN TWO MEN SHOWED UP AT HIS DOOR. YOU HAVE CORONAVIRUS. BE PREPARED TO GO TO HOSPITAL. >>Reporter: HIS WIFE, ROSE, IS VIRUS FREE, BOUND FOR HOME, WHILE GREG IS PROHIBITED FROM FLYING. >>HOW HE IS POSITIVE AND I’M NEGATIVE WHEN WE’VE BEEN SHARING EVERYTHING — >>Reporter: I TALKED TO THEM JUST AFTER THE NEWS. SO HOW ARE YOU FEELING RIGHT NOW?>>SCARED. I DON’T WANT TO GO INTO THE JAPANESE MEDICAL SYSTEM. OUR PLANE IS LIKE A DAY AWAY. I’M NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO GO ON IT, AND MY WIFE IS, AND I’M SCARED.>>Reporter: ROSE BLAMES OTTAWA FOR A TWO-WEEK DELAY IN THE DELIGHT. >>IF THE GOVERNMENT HAD ACTED SOONER, WE WOULDN’T HAVE THIS PROBLEM.>>Reporter: IT’S TOUGH, EH?>>YEAH, YEAH IT IS.>>Andrew: OKAY. SO SASHA, IT’S BEEN A LONG WAIT FOR THE FLIGHT. WHAT IS ITS STATUS NOW?>>Reporter: WELL, OTTAWA BLAMES THE DELAYS ON WHAT IF CALLS UNFORESEEN TECHNICAL ISSUES, AND THERE COULD BE MORE OF THEM. THIS MORNING IN JAPAN ON BOARD THE SHIP, THE CAPTAIN ANNOUNCED THE FLIGHT WILL BE FURTHER DELAYED UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING. NOW AT THAT POINT, THE QUARANTINE ON THE SHIP WILL BE OVER — THAT’S THE PLAN — AND MANY OTHERS WILL ALSO BE LEAVING. THOSE UNINFECTED WILL BE GETTING ON PLANES TO AUSTRALIA AND ITALY, AND OTHERS WILL BE GETTING OFF IN JAPAN. >>Andrew: NOW, FOR THOSE FLIERS ON THE EVACUATION FLIGHT, THEY’LL FACE ANOTHER QUARANTINE HERE. >>THEY’LL BE TESTED IF THEY HAVE THE VIRUS, AND THEN, A DECISION WILL BE MADE THROUGH THE CHIEF PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER WHAT’S THE BEST ACTION FOR THEM.>>Andrew: AIR FORCE BASE TRENTON IS WHERE QUARANTINED PASSENGERS HAVE BEEN SAYING, AND THEN THEY’LL BE HEADED TO ONTARIO.>>Adrienne: DONALD TRUMP DECLARED HIMSELF TOP COP AND PARDONED NEARLY A DOZEN CRIMINALS SO CORRUPT, HE MADE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES. >>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS MAGNANIMOUS TODAY, GRANTING CLEMENCY TO 11 MEN, INCLUDING FORMER ILLINOIS SENATOR ROD BLAGOJEVICH, WHO WAS CAUGHT ON TAPE TRYING TO SELL THEN-SENATOR OBAMA’S SENATE SEAT. >>I’VE GOT THIS THING THAT’S [BLEEP] GOLDEN, AND I’M JUST NOT GIVING IT UP FOR [BLEEP] NOTHING. >>Reporter: BLAGOJEVICH WAS CONVICTED AND WAS IN YEAR EIGHT OF A 14-YEAR PRISON TERM. >>President Donald Trump: HE SERVED EIGHT YEARS, AND I WATCHED HIS WIFE ON TELEVISION. SHE WAS ON FOR A SHORT WHILE ON THE APPRENTICE MANY YEARS AGO. SEEMS LIKE A NICE PERSON. I DON’T KNOW HIM.>>Reporter: YEARS AGO, HE HAD GIVEN BLAGOJEVICH THE BOOT ON “THE APPRENTICE.” TEN OTHERS GOT THEIR SENTENCES COMMUTED OR PARDONED, INCLUDING A FORMER NFL PARTNER GUILTY IN A GAMBLING SCHEME WHOSE SUPPORTERS VISITED THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY. ALSO, MICHAEL MILKEN, THE JUNK BOND KING IN THE 1980s GUILTY OF VIOLATING U.S. SECURITIES LAWS. >>President Donald Trump: HE PAID A BIG PRICE.>>Reporter: TRUMP HAS BEEN DOUBLING DOWN ON A PERSISTENT PATTERN OF INSERTING HIS POWER INTO U.S. JUSTICE CASES. >>President Donald Trump: I GUESS I’M THE CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE COUNTRY.>>Reporter: LAST WEEK, TRUMP ATTACKED THE JURY, THE JUDGE, AND THE ATTORNEYS IN ROGER STONE’S CASE OVER THEIR SENTENCING RECOMMENDATIONS. LAST WEEK, THE PROSECUTORS WITHDREW. CONTRADICTING OTHERS WHO SAY STONE IS VERY MUCH ON THE PRESIDENT’S MIND. SUSAN ORMISTON, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON. >>Andrew: WELL, WITNESSES TESTIFIED TODAY IN THE HARVEY WEINSTEIN TRIAL. OUR STEVEN D’SOUZA WAS IN COURT TODAY.>>Reporter: HARVEY WEINSTEIN ARRIVED IN COURT WITH HIS FATE SET TO BE DETERMINED BY THE JURY OF SEVEN MEN AND FIVE WOMEN. HE DIDN’T TAKE THE STAND DURING THE TRIAL, SO THE JURY HAD TO LOOK AT THE WORDS OF HIS ACCUSERS. THE PROSECUTION RELIED ON DRAMATIC, OFTEN EMOTIONAL TESTIMONY FROM TWO WOMEN: MIRIAM HALEY, WHO SAID WEINSTEIN FORCED HER INTO A SEX ACT IN 2006, AND JESSICA MANN, WHO SHE SAYS WEINSTEIN RAPED HER IN 2008. THE JURY ALSO HAD GRIPPING TESTIMONY FROM FORMER “SOPRANOS” ACTRESS ANNABELLA SCIORRA, HOW WEINSTEIN SUPPOSEDLY RAPED HER 25 YEARS AGO. IF FOUND GUILTY ON EITHER, HE FACED UP TO LIFE IN PRISON. BUT THE PRISON’S BIGGEST CHALLENGE, MANN’S COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP WITH WEINSTEIN. ONE THING THE JURY CAN’T CONSIDER, THE MESSAGE THE VERDICT WOULD SEND TO WOMEN IN BOARD ROOMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE JUDGE HAS SAID THIS ISN’T A REFERENDUM IN THE #METOO MOVEMENT, THE DIRECT MOVEMENT. >>I THINK IT WAS ILL ADVISED. I THINK — I SEE IT AS AN ACT OF DECEMB DESPERATION TO TRY TO APPEAL TO THE JURY. >>Reporter: IN JUST THE LAST FEW HOURS, THE JURY HAD ASKED FOR A LIST OF WITNESSES THAT MADE ALLEGATIONS JUST BEFORE THE SCANDAL BROKE.>>Andrew: DEALING WITH A SCANDAL OF ITS OWN, THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. >>YOU’RE GOING TO BE LIABLE FOR THESE VICTIMS, THESE DOCUMENTED VICTIMS, AND IT’S GOING TO COST YOU A GREAT DEAL OF MONEY. >>Andrew: THE SCOUTS ARE EXPECTING BETWEEN 1,000 AND 5,000 VICTIMS TO COME FORWARD, AND THEY’VE SET ASIDE UP TO $1 BILLION FOR SUPPLEMENTS. MEANWHILE, THE SCOUTS DO PLAN TO CONTINUE OPERATING.>>Adrienne: UP NEXT, THE CRITICISM FROM POLICE, AND RESPONSE.>>Andrew: PLUS, THE COMMON HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS LINKED TO CHILDHOOD CHILDHOOD ASTHMA. >>YOU THINK YOU’RE KEEPING YOUR HOUSE CLEAN. >>Adrienne: AND A RARE INSIDE LOOK AT CHILD SEX>>Adrienne: WELCOME BACK. A LICENSE PLATE REDESIGN IN ONTARIO HAS SOME POLICE OFFICERS RAISING CONCERNS. THE BIGGEST ONE? YOU JUST CAN’T READ THE PLATE AT NIGHT. AS SARAH LEAVITT REPORTS, IT’S CAUSING FRUSTRATION.>>Reporter: ONTARIO’S NEW LICENSE PLATES HAVE BEEN ON THE STREETS FOR ONLY A COUPLE OF WEEKS, AND ALREADY, THERE’S COMPLAINTS. POLICE SAY YOU CAN’T READ THEM AT NIGHT, AND OTHERS SAY THEY LOOK LIKE THEY’RE GLOWING. THE CHIEF OF ONTARIO POLICE SAY THEY’ THEY’RE RECEIVING COMPLAINTS FROM OFFICERS. FOR DAVID STECKLEY, WHO HAS A COLLECTION OF 10,000 PLATES FROM AROUND THE WORLD, THE GOVERNMENT’S TEST FAILED. >>SPEAKING AS A COLLECTOR, WE WOULD WANT THE BEST THAT THE MINISTRY COULD OFFER. I WOULD WANT TO KNOW THAT ANYBODY COULD READ MY NUMBER IN A SNAP. >>Reporter: THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT SAYS IT TESTED THE PLATES FOR READABILITY AND FUNCTIONALITY. IN THE ONTARIO HOUSE, TODAY, THE OPPOSITION WENT ON THE ATTACK. >>AND I THOUGHT ONTARIO WAS A PLACE TO GROW, NOT A PLACE TO GLOW.>>Reporter: THE REDESIGN WITH THE BRAND-NEW SLOGAN LAST YEAR WAS SLAMMED. >>AND THE FLAKING AND PEELING LIBERAL PLATES WERE NOT AN OPTION TO STICK WITH. ONTARIANS DESERVE BETTER, AND WE’RE STICKING WITH THAT. >>Reporter: AND THE GOVERNMENT IS STICKING WITH THE PLATES AT LEAST FOR NOW. SARAH LEAVITT, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SAY PERSONAL INFORMATION WAS ACCIDENTALLY E-MAILED TO THE WRONG PEOPLE IN THE PHOENIX SYSTEM. WE’RE TALKING NAMES, HOME ADDRESSES, AND PAYROLL FIGURES. THE PROBLEM PLAGUED PAYROLL SYSTEM HAS IMPROPERLY PAID TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE SINCE ITS LAUNCH IN 2016.>>>AN AIRPLANE FROM TORONTO WAS FORCED TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY AFTER LOSING ONE OF ITS MAIN LANDING WHEELS. PASSENGERS CAN BE SEEN EMBARKING AFTER THE PLANE LANDED SAFELY, HOWEVER, YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE DAMAGE TO ONE OF ITS WHEELS. THE AIRLINE SAYS THERE WERE NO INJURIES.>>>AND TWO PEOPLE ARE RECOVERING IN HOSPITAL ON VANCOUVER ISLAND AFTER A PLANE CRASH NORTH OF VICTORIA THIS MORNING. NOW INCREDIBLY, THE PILOT AND PASSENGER MANAGED TO WALK AWAY WITH JUST MINOR INJURIES. AN OIL LEAK OBSTRUCTED THE PILOT’S VIEW AND FORCED AN EMERGENCY LANDING. THE TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD IS NOW INVESTIGATING.>>>THE NOMINATIONS ARE OUT FOR THIS YEAR’S CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS, AND A CBC SITCOM IS AT THE FRONT OF THE PACK. “SCHITT’S CREEK” LEADS THE PACK WITH A RECORD 26 NOMINATIONS. NOT FAR BEHIND IS “ANNE WITH AN E.” IN TOTAL, CBC HAS 226 NOMINATIONS IN 14 DIFFERENT CATEGORIES. THE AWARDS WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 29. >>Adrienne: AND THE POLICE HAVE NEWS AS CANADA BATTLES ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING CRIMES: HUMAN SMUGGLING. THEY HAVE A SECRET>>Adrienne: HUMAN TRAFFICKING, WHICH IS OFTEN LINKED TO THE SEX TRADE IS STAINED BY SECRECY, AND SHAME, THRIVING IN THE SHADOWS OF CITIES AND TOWNS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. WITH UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS, WE SAW ONE WEAPON IN ACTION. NOW A WARNING, THIS IS A LOOK INSIDE A WORLD THAT CAN BE DIFFICULT AND DISTURBING TO SEE.>>HOW MUCH IS A PRICE, JOBBY. >>$200 AN HOUR. >>YOU CAN SEE 22, 19, 22, ALL DIFFERENT AGES.>>Reporter: THE STORIES BEHIND THE IMAGES ARE SICKENING. YOUNG WOMEN, HALF OF THEM UNDERAGE, TRAPPED IN THE SEX TRADE. DURHAM’S UNDERCOVER POLICE UNIT IS TRYING TO TRACK THEM AND SHOW THEM THEY HAVE A WAY OUT. CARLY CHURCH KNOWS WHAT TO LOOK FOR BECAUSE SHE USED TO ONE. NOW SHE’S THEIR SECRET WEAPON, ONE OF THE FORMER HUMAN TRAFFICKERS EMPLOYED BY THE POLICE FORCE. >>THEY SAID THERE’S SOMEBODY HERE THAT CAN TALK TO YOU, TOTALLY CONFIDENTIAL. NOTHING COMES BACK TO THE POLICE. YOU CAN HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH HER IN COMPLETE PRIVACY, I WOULD HAVE TAKEN THAT OPPORTUNITY FOR SURE. >>Reporter: CARLY WORKS FOR VICTIM SERVICES OF DURHAM REGION. THREE YEARS AGO, SHE AND DETECTIVE DAVE DAVYS PARTNERED, AND HE CALLS HER NUMBER 7.>>SHE’S PART OF OUR TEAM. WE’RE PROVIDING THEM WITH SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE RIGHT THERE, AND THERE’S NO DELAY. >>AND THEY SEE WE’RE THERE FOR THEM 100%, NO JUDGMENT EVER. >>Reporter: HUMAN TRAFFICKING, OR SEX TRAFFICKING, IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING CRIMES IN CANADA. THE MAJORITY OF THE VICTIMS ARE CANADIAN AND FEMALE. POLICE TYPICALLY ANSWER ADS POSING AS CLIENTS TO FIND THE VICTIMS. POLICE SAY IT WAS HARD TO BUILD A RAPPORT UNTIL CARLY STARTED GOING ALONG. ON THIS DAY, POLICE WILL ANSWER TWO ADS. BOTH LEAD TO HOTEL ROOMS NEARBY. THEY NEVER KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, BUT ALWAYS START WITH AN OFFER OF HELP. >>WE WENT AND SAW A GIRL LAST WEEK, AND THE FIRST THING I SAID, I DON’T WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY RIGHT NOW. I NEED TO KNOW THAT YOU’RE SAFE, FOR ONE. YOU NEED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. WE CARE, AND THEN, CARLY WILL DO HER PIECE AFTER THAT.>>GO IN THE FRONT, WE’LL DO THAT. >>SO HE USUALLY GOES IN SEPARATELY — >>Reporter: ONCE AT THE HOTEL, OFFICERS GO IN FIRST. THEY’RE UNDERCOVER AND WHY WE CAN’T REVEAL THEIR IDENTITY. THEY’RE SECURING THE SCENES. PIMPS SOMETIMES HIDE IN BATHROOMS OR IN ADJOINING ROOMS AND WHEN IT’S SAFE, CARLY CAN FOLLOW AND TELL THEM SHE, TOO, WAS ONCE IN A HOTEL ROOM LIKE THIS ONE.>>SO MY NAME’S CARLY. I’M ACTUALLY A SURVIVOR OF DOMESTIC SEX TRAFFICKING. I HAD A PIMP, AND HE FORCED ME TO WORK IN THE SEX TRADE. >>Reporter: CARLY’S PAINFUL PAST IS PART OF HER SURVIVAL STRATEGY. SHE SHARES HER STORY AT DOZENS OF SCHOOLS IN THE REGION AND WARNS STUDENTS THAT TRAFFICKERS PREY ON ANY VULNERABLITY. >>HE’S LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY WHO’S NOT IN SCHOOL, LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY WHO DOESN’T HAVE THAT BRAND NAME CLOTHING OR BRAND-NEW IPHONE. WE SEE THAT ABOUT 85% OF PEOPLE THEY WORK FOR IDENTIFY THEM AS THEIR BOYFRIEND. IT FEELS AS IF YOU ARE IN A LOVING RELATIONSHIP, AS IF YOU HAVE HIT THE JACKPOT, AS IF YOU HAVE FOUND YOUR DREAM MAN. >>Reporter: ONCE THEY’RE HIT, THEY ARE TAKEN INTO THE SEX TRADE. >>ONCE I’VE SPOKEN, SOMEBODY COMES UP TO ME AND SAID, THIS IS HAPPENING TO ME OR I KNOW SOMEONE THAT THIS IS HAPPENING TO.>>Reporter: DISTURBING, TOO, SAY POLICE, IS HOW MANY TEENAGERS END UP BRUTALIZED IN A MATTER OF WEEKS. >>ARE THERE ANY THAT END UP STICKING WITH YOU BECAUSE THEY’RE BRUTALIZED?>>ABSOLUTELY. THERE’S STORIES OF GIRLS GETTING WATER BOARDED, RAPED BY MASSIVE DILDOS. >>Reporter: IT CAN BE OVERWHELMING AND EXHAUSTING, BUT THEY’RE DETERMINED. BACK AT THE HOTEL, DAVE AND CARLY GET THE OKAY TO COME UP. THE YOUNG WOMAN IN THE ROOM WANTS TO TALK TO CARLY. MOST OF THEM DO. DAVE AND THE TEAM WAIT OUTSIDE. IT CAN TAKE A WHILE. THE BOND BETWEEN PIMP AND VICTIM IS TWISTED, AND UNDERCOVER OFFICERS SAY IT’S HARD TO UNTANGLE. POLICE HAVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE AWAY UNDERAGE GIRLS, BUT WHEN THE YOUNG WOMEN ARE 18 AND OVER, THE JOB GETS A LOT HARDER. >>IT’S NOT EASY. WE WISH IT WERE THAT EASY, BECAUSE WE WOULD TAKE HER AWAY RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: BUT THE RELATIONSHIP IS COMPLICATED. VICTIMS DEPEND ON THEIR PIMPS FOR FOOD, SHELTER, AND THEY’RE OFTEN DEALING WITH TRAUMA OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE. >>CARLY’S INSIDE TALKING TO THE FEMALE INSIDE THERE AND JUST CONNECTING HERE WITH CONNECTING HERE WITH THE RESOURCES. WE’RE JUST WAITING HER TO FINISH. WE’LL WAIT AND HAVE A DEBRIEF AT THE END AND KIND OF GET ALL THE INFORMATION BEFORE WE SPEAK ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENING.>>SO DO YOU WANT TO JUST GIVE A DEBRIEF ON WHAT SHE JUST SAID?>>Reporter: THE WOMAN BACK IN THE HOTEL WAS YOUNG, BUT OLD ENOUGH TO STAY. SHE COULD BE ANY ONE OF THEIR DAUGHTERS, AND THAT, DAVE SAYS, MAKES IT PERSONAL. >>I THINK IT MAKES YOU REALIZE, YOU KNOW, THAT THERE’S MORE TO POLICING THAN JUST THE NEGATIVE PART OF IT, ARRESTING PEOPLE AND CHARGING. THERE’S ALWAYS THE POSITIVE PART OF FINDING A GIRL THAT’S UNDERAGE AND HELPING HER, GETTING HER HOME. FINDING A MISSING GIRL IN A HOTEL, THAT’S WHERE THEY FIND REWARDING, AND IT’S GREAT. WHEN YOU FIND ONE, EVERYBODY’S ECSTATIC, AND THEY’RE TAKING THEM HOME, TAKING THEM TO THE PARENTS. IT’S REWARDING. >>Reporter: THE WOMAN THEY LEFT AT THE HOTEL DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE, BUT THERE’S ALREADY A SIGN SHE MIGHT. >>SHE ALREADY SENT ME A TEXT MESSAGE AFTER WE LEFT THE ROOM, SHE’S AWARE. THAT’S A SIGNAL OF SUCCESS. FOR ME, TAKING SOMEBODY HOME IS NOT THE ONLY SIGN OF SUCCESS. IT’S BEING AWARE, IF SHE’S BEING PIMPED OUT OR BEING TRAFFICKED, SHE NOW KNOWS THERE’S OTHER OPTIONS. >>Reporter: THE STRATEGY HERE IS TO COORDINATE RESOURCES FOR VICTIMS.>>IS THERE ANY WAY THAT LANDLORDS WOULD BE WILLING TO SIGN UP FOR OUR CLASSES. >>Reporter: THEY ORGANIZE FOR EVERYTHING FROM HOUSING TO AMUSEMENT PARKS. SOMETIMES IT’S JUST AS SIMPLE AS A BIT OF JOY. >>SHE’S 16, SHE’S STILL A KID AND DOESN’T HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO THOSE THINGS AT THIS POINT, AND HER CHILDHOOD HAS KIND OF BEEN STRIPPED FROM HER BECAUSE SHE’S BEEN WORKING THE SEX TRADE SINCE SHE WAS 14.>>Reporter: MEANTIME, ANOTHER HOTEL ROOM, ANOTHER CONVERSATION, ANOTHER YOUNG WOMAN NOT READY TO LEAVE, AT LEAST NOT YET. BUT NOW, THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE SHE WILL. TWICE AS MANY VICTIMS HAVE COME FORWARD TO POLICE SINCE THE NEW STRATEGY WAS ADOPTED, AND THE ONES WHO AREN’T READY TO GO THAT FAR ARE STILL REACHING OUT TO CARLY. SHE’S NOW SUPPORTING 240 TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS. THE NUMBER HAS DOUBLED IN THE LAST TWO YEARS. YOU’RE YOUR OWN SUCCESS STORY, SO WHAT DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE WITH THEM?>>THERE IS HOPE. EVEN IF YOU FEEL LIKE IT’S BEEN A LIFETIME, AND THIS IS YOUR LIFE, AND THE MOUNTAIN IS TOO LARGE TO CRIME, SO BE ABLE TO SIT WITH THEM AND SAY SIX YEARS AGO, I WAS THERE. I WAS THERE IN THE SAME SPOT AS YOU, AND NOW, I GUESS TO ACTUALLY COME IN HERE AND TALK TO, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU SEE PEOPLE’S EYES LIGHT UP, EVEN FOR A SECOND, AND THAT, TO ME, THAT’S HOPE. >>Reporter: AS FOR DAVE, HIS INSTINCT AS A FATHER AND AN OFFICER IS TO BRING SOMEONE BACK HOME SAFELY. TONIGHT, HE’S DRIVING HOME ALONE. >>THE GUYS HAVE A BUNCH OF MEETINGS TOMORROW AND FOLLOW UPS. NEVER ENDS.>>Reporter: BUT HE KNOWS A CALL FOR HELP COULD COME WEEKS, EVEN MONTHS AFTER A CALL LIKE THIS, AND RIGHT NOW, THAT’S ENOUGH. IOANNA ROUMELIOTIS, OSHAWA, ONTARIO.>>Adrienne: YOU HEARD THE VICTIMS IN THESE CASES ARE VERY>>Adrienne: SO IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING, WE JUST SAW HOW TRAUMA CAN LEAD TO TRUST, HOW POWERFUL SOMEONE CAN BE WHEN ARMED WITH THEIR OWN EXPERIENCE, AND THAT GOES FOR PARENTS, TOO. >>WE WOULD SAY WE LOVE YOU ALL THE TIME. WE WERE A VERY AFFECTIONATE FAMILY, BUT I DON’T THINK WHAT WE SAID ENOUGH IS I LOVE YOU NO MATTER WHAT.>>Adrienne: LYNDA HARLOS SPEAKS TO CROWDS EVERY CHANCE SHE GETS. WHAT YOU KNOW NOW COULD REALLY BE CRITICAL FOR OTHER PARENTS, SO COULD YOU HELP US WITH THE RED FLAGS THAT MAYBE YOU MISSED THAT OTHER PARENTS NEED TO BE WATCHING FOR?>>I THINK WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT OUR KIDS CAN HAVE SOME VULNERABILITIES THAT WE MAYBE WOULDN’T BE PRIVY TO, AND WE NEED TO WATCH FOR SIGNS THAT THEY’RE PULLING AWAY FOR US, THEY HAVE A NEW SET OF FRIENDS, OR THEY’RE NOT ACTING RIGHT. WITH SAMANTHA, BECAUSE SHE HAD BEEN RAPED, SHE ALSO FELT VERY OSTRACIZED IN THE COMMUNITY, AND SHE FELT LIKE SHE DIDN’T HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS, SO IT WAS EASY FOR SOMEONE TO SEDUCE HER AND SAY THEY WERE HER FRIEND AND COULD GIVE HER A BETTER LIFE. >>Adrienne: SO AS A PARENT. WHAT CAN YOU DO TO SHIELD THEM?>>THE FRIEND DID WHAT HE COULD TO LURE HER AWAY BY CAUSING FIGHTS. HE WAS PROMISING HER WHAT SHE REALLY WANTED, WHICH WAS A BIG FAMILY. WE TRIED TO KEEP THE LINES OF COMMUNICATION OPEN BECAUSE WE KNEW SOMETHING WASN’T RIGHT, BUT WE COULDN’T PIN DOWN WHAT IT WAS. EDUCATION IS MY GOAL, BUT THE OTHER THING YOU NEED TO DO IS MAKE SURE YOUR LINES OF COMMUNICATION ARE OPEN ABOUT THE SEX TALK. I KNOW THAT THAT’S DIFFICULT TO HAVE WITH YOUR KIDS, BUT IF YOU’RE WILLING TO HAVE THOSE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS, THEY’RE GOING TO BE WILLING TO COME TO YOU ABOUT THOSE QUESTIONS, AND THOSE QUESTIONS CAN BE A HUGE KEY TO SOMETHING WRONG GOING ON IN THEIR LIFE. AND LASTLY, YOUR KIDS NEED TO KNOW BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DAUBE THAT YOU LOVE THEM. AND IT’S NOT JUST YOU LOVE THEM, YOU LOVE THEM NO MATTER WHAT. >>Adrienne: HOW IS YOUR DAUGHTER DOING?>>SHE’S DOING GREAT. SHE HAS A SON THAT’S 11 NOW, AND SHE’S BEEN MARRIED THREE YEARS. SHE’S A PROBATION OFFICER, AND SHE IS IS HOPING TO BECOME A POLICE OFFICER.>>A LITTLE OVER 30,000 IS DEPOSITS INTO STELLA’S ACCOUNT, THAT MONEY IS FLOWING THROUGH STELLA’S ACCOUNT INTO JIM’S ACCOUNT. >>HE THINKS HE’S KEEPING AN ARM’S LENGTH AWAY WHEN REALLY HE’S RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE. >>Adrienne: THAT’S TOMORROW ON “THE NATIONAL.”>>Andrew: UP >>Adrienne: WELCOME BACK. WE’RE FOLLOWING SEVERAL OTHER STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD TONIGHT, STARTING IN SYRIA. >>THE SHEER QUANTITY OF ATTACKS ON THESE HOSPITALS, MEDICAL FACILITIES, SCHOOLS, WOULD SUGGEST THEY CAN’T ALL BE ACCIDENTAL. >>Adrienne: SO THAT IS THE U.S. SUGGESTING THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT DELIBERATELY TARGETING CIVILIANS IN RECENT ATTACKS. OFFICIALS SAY NEARLY 300 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED SO FAR THIS YEAR ALONE IN THE ONGOING WAR IN SYRIA. 93% OF THOSE CIVILIAN DEATHS WERE CAUSED BY THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT AND ITS ALLIES.>>>AND IN THE U.K., SEVERAL WARNINGS ARE STILL IN PLACE AS PEOPLE DEAL WITH THE DELUGE BROUGHT BY STORM DENNIS. EVACUATIONS ARE UNDERWAY IN TOWNS ALONG RIVERS. THERE ARE STILL MORE THAN 100 WARNINGS IN PLACE ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE STORM KILLED THREE PEOPLE IN BRITAIN. MORE RAIN IS EXPECTED IN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY LATER THIS WEEK.>>>AND IN THE UNITED STATES, NEW DRONE IMAGES REVEAL THE SCALE OF THE FLOODING ALONG THE PEARL RIVER IN JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI. SEVERAL WARNINGS ARE IN PLACE IN THE SOUTHERN U.S. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE UNDER WARNINGS IN MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA, AND MORE RAIN IS IN THE FORECAST FOR THE REGION.>>Andrew: WELL, EVERYONE KNOWS HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO KEEP YOUR HOUSE CLEAN, BUT NOW, SOME CLEANERS CAN TRIGGER ASTHMA. >>Reporter: NINE-YEAR-OLD LAURA ZUCCHELLI COMES IN FOR TESTS. RESEARCHERS HAVE CRUNCHED SOME OF THE DATA PROVIDED BY ZUCCHELLI, AND THEY FOUND NEARLY 8% OF CHILDREN LIVING IN HOMES WHERE CLEANING PRODUCTS WERE USED FREQUENTLY HAD ASTHMA. THAT’S COMPARED TO HOMES THAT HAVE LOW AMOUNTS OF PRODUCTS. THAT INCLUDES AIR FRESHENERS, DISAND LAUNDRY DETERGENT, AND OVEN CLEANERS. >>WE NEED TO THINK MORE ABOUT THE PRODUCTS THAT WE’RE USING IN OUR HOMES AROUND CHILDREN. THEY REALLY SHOULD BE PRODUCTS WITHOUT A LOT OF CHEMICALS, IF ANY CHEMICALS, AND CERTAINLY, FRAGRANCE IS A NO-NO. >>Reporter: THE FINDING SUGGESTS SMALL CHANGES COULD HELP REDUCE THE RISK OF ASTHMA. FOR EXAMPLE, AVOIDING AIR FRESHENERS AND ANYTHING YOU SPRAY INTO THE AIR. >>IT’S NOT JUST WHAT’S IN THESE CLEANERS BUT HOW THEY’RE BEING USED.>>Reporter: BUT IT’S ALSO NOT SO EASY TO FIGURE IT OUT. CANADIAN AND AMERICAN MANUFACTURERS DON’T HAVE TO LIST THE INGREDIENTS ON CONSUMER CLEANING PRODUCTS. COMPARE THAT TO THE EUROPEAN UNION, WHERE COUNTRIES HAVE TO LIST THE INGREDIENTS. MICHAEL ZUCCHELLI WISHES THAT HE’S KNOWN THIS — HE’D KNOWN THIS WHEN LAURA WAS A BABY. >>SUCK IT IN, SUCK IT IN, HOLD YOUR BREATH. >>Reporter: THE GOOD NEWS IS MOST CHILDREN OUTGROW THEIR ASTHMA SYMPTOMS WHEN THEY GO TO SCHOOL. KAREN PAULS, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER. >>Adrienne: WE’LL BE BACK WITH TONIGHT’S “MOMENT.” 18 YEARS AFTER SHE ENTERED THE WORLD EARLY AND IN A>>Andrew: WELL, HAVING YOUR FIRST LEGAL DRINK CAN BE A BIT OF A MILESTONE, BUT FOR ISABELLA CASEY, EQUALLY IMPORTANT WAS THAT FIRST DRINK. SHE WANTED TO DO THAT WHERE SHE TOOK HER FIRST BREATH. THAT HAPPENED WHEN HER MOM WENT TO A PUB FOR COFFEE WHEN SHE WENT INTO LABOUR. AND THAT’S WHERE CASEY WENT. HER TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE, THAT’S OUR “MOMENT” TONIGHT. >>18 YEARS, MY MOM WENT TO A PUB BEFORE A NURSING SHIFT TO GET COFFEE, AND THAT’S WHERE SHE WENT INTO LABOUR. WE HAVE A LOT OF FAMILY FRIENDS THERE, SO I KEEP IN CONTACT WITH FRIENDS AND ALL MY RELATIVES. IT WAS INTERESTING BECAUSE I SAW PHOTOS, AND I HAVEN’T BEEN THERE SINCE I WAS ONE, AND TO PICTURE IT ALL TOGETHER WITH THE PHOTOS. IT WAS FUN. I’VE SEEN IT ON THE NEWS BEFORE, SO IT WAS NICE TO SEE THE INTERVIEWS THERE. NEW CHAOS, NEW EXPERIENCES. >>Adrienne: I HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS, BUT I LIKE THE FACT THAT SHE SAID THIS BIRTH STORY HAS ALWAYS BEEN HER COOL PARTY TRICK.>>Andrew: AND THE BIG QUESTION IS WHAT DID SHE THINK OF THE BEER? SHE SAID IT WAS AN INTERESTING EXPERIENCE. YOU KNOW, I CAN’T IMAGINE THAT — SOMEONE WOULD HAVE THEIR FIRST PINT OF BEER AND THINK THIS TASTES DELICIOUS, BECAUSE IT NEVER TASTES DELICIOUS. IT’S AN ACQUIRED TASTE, I THINK. THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS FEBRUARY 18. GOOD NIGHT. >>Adrienne: GOOD NIGHT. [*]

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