The National for Friday, Oct. 25 — Vancouver climate march, preventing school violence


>>Andrew: TONIGHT, PROTESTING CLIMATE CHANGE IN VANCOUVER WITH THE TEEN WHOSE IGNITED A GLOBAL MOVEMENT.>>WE WILL MAKE WORLD LEADERS ACT. WE CAN AND WE WILL.>>Andrew: WHAT MARCHERS THINK THEY CAN CHANGE BY BANDING TOGETHER. OUT-OF-CONTROL WILDFIRES LEAD TO EVACUATION ORDERS FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS IN CALIFORNIA.>>>A FINAL REPORT SPELLS OUT WHO IS AT FAULT FOR THE DEADLY BOEING CRASH IN INDONESIA.>>>AND CANADIAN KIDS SHARE STORIES ABOUT SCHOOL VIOLENCE.>>PEOPLE CALLING ME DUMB, STUPID, KILL MYSELF.>>Andrew: WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN IT GOES TO COURT. WHAT GIRLS EXPERIENCE. AND WHAT CAN BE DONE TO MAKE THINGS BETTER. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL”. ON TWO FRONTS TODAY, USING THE STREETS AND THE COURT, YOUNG PEOPLE DESPERATE FOR CLIMATE ACTION SENT A MESSAGE TO OTTAWA. THOUSANDS MARCHED IN VANCOUVER AND THE CLIMATE STRIKE AND GLOBAL ACTIVIST GRETA THUNBERG WAS THERE. AT THE SAME TIME, A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE LAUNCHED A LEGAL CASE, SUING THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT FOR, THEY SAY, NOT DOING ENOUGH. LET’S START WITH GREG RASMUSSEN IN THE CROWD TODAY.>>Reporter: THIS LATEST CLIMATE STRIKE DREW THOUSANDS ONTO THE STREETS. YOUNG PEOPLE WORRIED ABOUT WHAT IS COMING. AND FAMILIES CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN.>>IT’S THEIR FUTURE AT STAKE AND OUR WHOLE PLANET IS AT STAKE. THIS IS A CRISIS RIGHT NOW. OUR POLITICIANS AREN’T RESPONDING QUICKLY ENOUGH.>>Reporter: WITH SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR THE DAY, THE MARCH TIED UP DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER FOR HOURS. THESE DEMONSTRATIONS ARE LARGE. THEY’RE LOUD AND VERY ENERGETICIC. BUT DO THEY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?>>IT’S REALLY EASY TO FEEL LIKE YOU, AS AN INDIVIDUAL, DON’T HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE MUCH. AND IT’S REALLY EASY TO FEEL HOPELESS AND I THINK WHEN YOU ATTEND THESE STRIKES AND WHEN YOU’RE HERE AND SEE THE PRESENCE, YOU SEE YOU’RE NOT ALONE.>>Reporter: THE CROWD EMBRACED 16-YEAR-OLD GRETA THUNBERG, WHO FOUNDED THE FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE CLIMATE STRIKES JUST OVER A YEAR AGO.>>WE ARE A WAVE OF CHANGE AND TOGETHER WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Reporter: HER MESSAGE WITH THAT FAMILIAR HARD EDGE BLAMING ADULTS FOR FAILING TO ACT DESPITE DECADES OF WARNINGS.>>IF THE ADULTS REALLY LOVED US, THEY WOULD AT LEAST DO EVERYTHING THEY POSSIBLY COULD TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAD A SAFE FUTURE. BUT THEY ARE NOT DOING THAT.>>Reporter: SUPPORTERS HOPE THUNBERG’S BLUNT MESSAGE BACKED BY SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION.>>I THINK PEOPLE ARE SHOCKED WHEN THEY SEE PEOPLE OUR AGE TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO OUR FUTURE AND WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THE PLANET, BECAUSE IT’S JARRING. IT SCARES THEM. THEY DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT.>>Reporter: A DIRE MESSAGE IN SO MANY WAYS, BUT ONE WRAPPED IN THE HOPE OF REAL CHANGE. GREG RASMUSSEN, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Andrew: BEFORE THE MARCH, 15 YOUNG PEOPLE FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ALLEGING ITS VIOLATING THEIR CHARTER RIGHTS BY NOT DOING ENOUGH TO COUNTER CLIMATE CHANGE.>>THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT CANNOT SAY IT DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THE DANGER THAT WE WOULD FACE. THEY CANNOT SAY THEY HAVE DONE THEIR BEST. THEY CANNOT EVEN SAY THAT WHAT THEY’RE DOING IS CHANGING ANYTHING.>>Andrew: THE PLAINTIFFS RANGE IN AGE FROM 10 TO 19. THEY’RE NOT LOOKING FOR MONEY, JUST FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO BE FORCED TO ACT. THERE ARE OTHER LAWSUITS LIKE THIS IN THE U.S., INDIA AND THE NETHERLANDS.>>>MANY YOUNG CANADIANS ARE DEALING WITH A DIFFERENT KIND OF CRISIS, SOMETIMES EVERY DAY, AND WHERE THEY SHOULD FEEL SAFEST. THEY ARE SCHOOL STUDENTS FACING ASSAULT OR SEXUAL ABUSE AT THE HANDS OF THEIR PEERS. IT’S A NATIONAL PROBLEM HARD TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THANKS TO A LACK OF DATA. AND WHEN CBC NEWS ASKED SCHOOL BOARDS ACROSS CANADA ABOUT THE SCHOOL VIOLENCE, MOST REFUSED TO ANSWER. SO WE WENT DIRECTLY TO KIDS. IN A SURVEY OF MORE THAN 4,000 CURRENT AND FORMER STUDENTS, THEIR EXPERIENCES ARE THE BASIS OF OUR SPECIAL REPORT. LAST NIGHT WE SPOKE TO BOYS WHO ENDURED LIFE-THREATENING ATTACKS. TONIGHT WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE DANGERS GIRLS FACE.>>Reporter: WHAT HAPPENED IN CORNER BROOK WAS A HORROR FOR ONE MORE, BUT SO MANY PARENTS WERE ALSO LEFT IN THE DARK. ALLEGATIONS A TEENAGE BOY WAS GROPING AN 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL OVER MANY MONTHS ON A SCHOOL BUS. WE’VE HIDDEN HER MOM’S IDENTITY.>>YES. UNDER HER CLOTHES. UNDERGARMENTS, YES.>>WHEN YOU HEARD THAT, WHAT DID YOU THINK?>>I WAS NUMB. SHOCKED. I JUST DIDN’T KNOW HOW IT WAS POSSIBLE THAT THIS — THIS COULD EVEN HAPPEN ON A SCHOOL BUS.>>Reporter: SHE WAS EVEN MORE SHOCKED AFTER THE BOY WAS CHARGED AT WHAT THE SCHOOL DID NOT DO.>>HOW MANY OTHER PARENTS WHO HAD KIDS ON THAT BUS WERE TOLD BY THE BOARD THAT THERE WERE ALLEGATIONS?>>NONE.>>ZERO?>>ZERO, YES. THEY JUST DIDN’T WANT TO DEAL WITH IT. THEY JUST WANTED TO SWEEP IT UNDER THE RUG.>>KEEP IT SECRET.>>KEEP IT SECRET, YEP.>>Reporter: IN OUR NATIONAL SURVEY OF STUDENTS, ONLY 1 IN 4 GIRLS WERE COMPLETELY SATISFIED BY HOW THEIR SCHOOL RESPONDED AFTER REPORTING AN INCIDENT OF SEXUALLY INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR. MORE THAN 1 IN 4 EXPERIENCED UNWANTED SEXUAL CONTACT, INCLUDING TOUCHING OR GRABBING. WHILE 1 IN 7 GIRLS HAD A SEX ACT FORCED UPON THEM BY ANOTHER STUDENT. INCLUDING ORAL SEX, OR TOUCHING THEIR BREASTS OR GENITALS. IN THE AFTER MATH OF THE SCHOOL BUS ALLEGATIONS, CHARGES WERE LAID, THOUGH THE COURT RULED THERE WASN’T ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO CONVICT. MEANWHILE, THE SCHOOL BOARD SAYS IT’S CHANGING POLLS.>>SHOULD STUDENTS ASSUME YOU’VE GOT THEIR BACK?>>ALWAYS, ALWAYS STUDENTS SHOULD ASSUME WE HAVE THEIR BACK.>>HAVE YOU ALWAYS BEEN SUCCESS AT THAT?>>I THINK IT HAS BEEN A LEARNING PROCESS FOR EVERYBODY INVOLVED.>>Reporter: THE GIRL ONBOARD THE BUS MOVED TO ANOTHER SCHOOL. SOMETHING ALLEGED VICTIMS REPEATEDLY TOLD US THEY’VE DONE TO STAY SAFE.>>Andrew: SO, DAVID, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THAT GIRL ON THE SCHOOL BUS, I MEAN, THERE MUST BE SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE THEIR OWN STORIES.>>Reporter: AND WE’RE HEARING FROM HUNDREDS OF THEM JUST IN THE 24-48 HOURS WE’VE STARTED TALKING ABOUT. WE’VE RECEIVED MANY MESSAGES. YOUNG WOMEN GROPED AT SCHOOL. PEOPLE PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED OR BULLIED.>>Andrew: YOU’VE BEEN TELLING US THAT SCHOOLS SEEM PARTICULARLY EAGER TO TALK ABOUT PUBLICLY.>>CERTAINLY SOME HAVE BEEN, BUT MANY HAVE JUST REBUFFED OUR EFFORTS. WOULD YOU PROVIDE US NUMBERS? OR TRIED TO ACCESS THEM. THE VIOLENCE PREVENTION EXPERTS WE’VE TALKED TO HAVE SAID THAT HIDING AN ISSUE IS REALLY NO WAY TO FIX IT.>>Andrew: DAVID COMMON, THANKS VERY MUCH.>>>A LITTLE LATER YOU’LL HEAR FROM A STUDENT WHO SAYS HE WAS TARGETED, COULDN’T ESCAPE HIS TORMENTERS AND NOW HIS MOTHER IS TAKING THE SCHOOL BOARD TO COURT. THAT’S IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES.>>>IN CALIFORNIA, THE WILDFIRE SITUATION HAS GOTTEN WORSE. FLAMES HAVE GROWN QUICKLY AND TRAVELLED FASTER. 50,000 PEOPLE FLED THEIR HOMES OVERNIGHT AFTER A BRUSH FIRE IN A SUBURB OF LOS ANGELES EXPLODED. CREWS WERE ALREADY STRUGGLING WITH THE OUT-OF-CONTROL KINCADE FIRE. 2000 PEOPLE FORCED TO LEAVE. BUT THIS LATEST ONE IN THE SOUTH, KNOWN AS THE TICK FIRE, COULD BE EVEN MORE CHALLENGING. FUELLED BY CALIFORNIA SANTA ANA WINDS, THE FIRE FLARED UP UNEXPECTEDLY, JUMPED A HIGHWAY. YOU CAN SEE THE CARS STOPPING THERE. THEN SPREAD INTO RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF SANTA CLARITA. KIM BRUNHUBER WENT THERE TODAY.>>Reporter: 50 KILOMETRES NORTHWEST OF LOS ANGELES, AN EMBER FROM THE TICK FIRE TOUCHES OFF THIS PATCH OF DRY GRASS. IN THESE WINDS, A SMALL FIRE LIKE THIS COULD BURN DOWN A NEIGHBOURHOOD. BUT OUT OF THE SMOKE, JUST IN TIME, FIREFIGHTERS. ABOUT 300 METRES AWAY, WATCHING FROM THEIR DECK, HEIDI AND MIKE MOODY.>>IT WAS ARMAGEDDON OUT HERE.>>Reporter: LAST NIGHT, THIS FIRE SPREAD ALL THE WAY TO THEIR BACKYARD.>>WHAT’S IT BEEN LIKE WITH THE FIRE SO CLOSE?>>IT’S SCARY. LAST NIGHT WE THOUGHT FOR SURE WE WERE GOING TO LOSE THIS PLACE.>>Reporter: SOME OF THEIR NEIGHBOURS WEREN’T AS LUCKY. HIGH WINDS AND DRY AIR HAVE SPARKED SEVERAL MAJOR FIRES ACROSS CALIFORNIA. TENS OF THOUSANDS ARE UNDER EVACUATION ORDERS, BUT THE MOOD MOODYs DECIDED TO STAY.>>WE SLEPT IN THE TRAILER BECAUSE THE FIRE WAS STILL BURNING.>>Reporter: THEY’RE AMONG THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER AS UTILITIES SHUT OFF ELECTRICITY TO PREVENT DOWNED LINES FROM SPARKING FIRES. BUT IN ONE CASE THAT’S PRECAUTIONS MAY HAVE FAILED. IN RURAL SONOMA COUNTY, THE MASSIVE KINCADE FIRE RAGES OUT OF CONTROL. DOZENS OF BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED. NOW THE LARGEST UTILITY COMPANY ADMITS A POWER LINE BROKE IN THE AREA AND AT THE TIME THE FIRE STARTED.>>THE TRANSMISSION LINE WAS NOT AMONG THE LINES WE DE-ENERGIZED IN SONOMA COUNTY.>>Reporter: OFFICIALS WARN THE FORECASTED HIGH WINDS MEAN THERE WILL BE MORE THIS WEEKEND, AFFECTING AS MANY AS TWO MILLION PEOPLE. THE MOODYs ARE DREADING NIGHT FALL, SCANNING THE VALLEY, LOOKING FOR THE RETURN OF THE ORANGE GLOW. WHILE BELOW THEM, THE FIREFIGHTERS VANISH FROM SIGHT INTO THE BILLOWING SMOKE.>>Andrew: TO THE U.K. NOW WHERE POLICE MADE THREE MORE ARRESTS IN THE SUSPECTED HUMAN SMUGGLING TRAGEDY. 39 PEOPLE DIED AND TONIGHT WE’RE LEARNING ABOUT ONE OF THEM. A FAMILY HAS RELEASED HEART WRENCHING TEXT MESSAGES.>>Reporter: THROUGHOUT THE DAY, BODIES WERE TAKEN TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL. AUTOPSIES ARE NOW UNDER WAY, NOT ONLY TO DETERMINE HOW THEY DIED, BUT LOOK FOR ANY CLUES TO FIND OUT WHO THEY WERE. BEJING IS URGING U.K. AUTHORITIES TO CONFIRM THE EYE DEPARTMENTS, VERIFY THE FACTS AND PUNISH THOSE RESPONSIBLE. DESPITE EARLY POLICE REPORTS ALL VICTIMS WERE CHINESE, IT MAY NOT BE THE CASE. THE FAMILY OF 26-YEAR-OLD PHAM THI TRA BELIEVED SHE DIED IN THE CONTAINER. FROM A POOR AREA IN VIETNAM, HER FAMILY SAYS SHE PAID $50,000 TO SMUGGLERS HOPING FOR A BETTER LIFE. SHE FRANTICALLY TEXTED HER FAMILY. TRANSLATED IT SAYS, I’M SORRY, MOM AND DAD, THE ROAD ABROAD IS NOT SUCCESSFUL. I’M DYING BECAUSE I CAN’T BREATHE. I’M SUFFOCATING. MUMMY, I’M SORRY. THEY HAVEN’T HEARD FROM HER SINCE. A NUMBER OF OTHER VIETNAMESE FAMILIES ARE ALSO CONCERNED ABOUT MISSING LOVED ONES. TODAY, THREE MORE ARRESTS.>>THIS IS A FAST-MOVING INVESTIGATION INVOLVING SIGNIFICANT — >>Reporter: A MAN WAS ARRESTED AT STANSTED AIRPORT. AND A HUSBAND AND WIFE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN NORTHWEST ENGLAND. ALL THREE ON SUSPICION OF CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFIC PEOPLE AND 39 COUNTS OF MANSLAUGHTER. THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK IS STILL BEING QUESTIONED.>>TRAFFICKING HAPPENS OFTEN IN THE U.K.>>Reporter: THIS ADVOCATE SAYS TRAFFICKING NETWORKS ARE COMPLEX AND DIFFICULT TO INVESTIGATE.>>IF IT IS INDEED A CRIME RING, THERE WOULD BE LOTS OF PIECES ACROSS MANY DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND CONTINENTS.>>Reporter: AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES, THE NUMBERS WILL TURN TO NAMES. AND THEIR SUFFERING IN THE BACK OF THAT CONTAINER BECOMES MORE REAL. RENEE FILIPPONE, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Andrew: NOW TO THE CASE OF THE AIRLINE TRAGEDY FROM LAST OCTOBER. LION AIR FLIGHT 610 PLUNGED INTO THE JAVA SEA JUST 13 MIPDZ AFTER TAKEOFF. PETER ARMSTRONG SHOWS US THE STRING OF FAILURES THAT LED TO THE DEATHS OF 189 PEOPLE.>>Reporter: RELATIVES HAVE WAITED MONTHS AND NOW THEY KNOW THE LION AIR CRASH SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED. I’M NOT SATISFIED, SAID THIS MAN WHOSE SON DIED IN THE CRASH. IT FEELS LIKE THEY’RE BULLYING COMMON PEOPLE LIKE US WHO DON’T UNDERSTAND. TODAY’S REPORT BLAMES A COMBINATION OF DESIGN FLAWS, LACK OF TRAINING.>>THEY DID NOT RECOGNIZE WHAT HAPPENED TO THE AIRCRAFT.>>Reporter: AT ISSUE HERE, THE M-CAS SYSTEM. BUT THE SYSTEM DEPENDS ENTIRELY ON A SINGLE SENSOR WHICH WAS IMPROPERLY REPAIRED. BOEING NEVER TOLD THE PILOTS ABOUT THE SYSTEM, SO THEY DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO REACT WHEN IT MALFUNCTIONED. THE SOFTWARE CHANGES WILL PREVENT THE FLIGHT CONTROL CONDITIONS FROM HAPPEN A AGAIN. I THINK WE’LL USE SOME OF THIS INFORMATION WITH OUR LAWSUIT PROCEDURES SAYS THIS FAMILY MEMBER OF A VICTIM. THE REPORT IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE USED IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDINGS. BOEING HOPES TO GET THE PLANES APPROVED TO FLY AGAIN BY THE END OF THE YEAR. ITS PROFITS HAVE FALLEN MORE THAN 50% SINCE THIS TIME LAST YEAR. AND EVEN IF THE PLANES ARE APPROVED, THE QUESTION REMAINS IF ANYONE WILL FLY IN THEM. ONE CANADIAN FLIGHT ATTENDANT TOLD CBC NEWS, I WILL NOT WILLINGLY FLY IN THIS AIRCRAFT. ONE REPORT IN THE U.S. FOUND 20% OF PASSENGERS WOULD INITIALLY AVOID GOING IN THIS PLANE EVEN AFTER IT WAS APPROVED TO FLY.>>Andrew: TIME FOR A QUICK BREAK. WE’RE BACK IN TWO MINUTES ABOUT NEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. WHY DO SO MANY WOMEN SAY THEIR MENOPAUSE STIMP — SYMPTOMS ARE MISDIAGNOSED?>>>LOOK AT THAT. TERRIFYING MOMENTS CAUGHT ON VIDEO DURING A WINDSTORM IN ALBERTA. DETAILS ON THE RANGING REPORT HAS FOUND THAT MANY WOMEN WHO EXPERIENCE THE SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE IS NOT GETTING THE HEALTH CARE THEY NEED. BUT A GROUP THAT CALLS THEMSELVES MENOPAUSE CHICKS IS HOPING TO OPEN A CONVERSATION FOR CHANGE.>>Reporter: BILLED AS AN ASK ANYTHING SESSION, IT DOESN’T TAKE LONG FOR THE MEETING OF THE MENOPAUSE CHICKS TO GET RIGHT INTO IT.>>ESTROGEN CAN ADDRESS NIGHT SWEATS, IT CAN ADDRESS SLEEP DIFFICULTIES.>>Reporter: A FRANK DISCUSSION IS EXACTLY WHAT SHIRLEY WEIR WAS LOOKING FOR WHEN SHE STARTED EXPERIENCING ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, SLEEP DEPRIVATION AND BRAIN FOG. SOME CLASSIC SYMPTOMS OF PERRY MENOPAUSE. SHE WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH HER DOCTOR’S RESPONSE.>>SHE SAID, YOU’RE 41, YOU’RE TOO YOUNG FOR MENOPAUSE.>>Reporter: A RECENT STUDY BY THE B.C. WOMEN’S HEALTH FOUNDATION FOUND ONE-THIRD OF THE WOMEN SURVEYED FELT THEIR HEALTH CARE NEEDS WEREN’T BEING MET. NEARLY 60 OF THOSE 45-60 SAID A PHYSICIAN HAS OVERLOOKED OR DIMINISHED THEIR SYMPTOMS.>>IT’S ALMOST AS IF WHEN WOMEN ARE AGING, THEY DON’T MATTER.>>Reporter: DR. WENDY WOLFMAN TEACHES FAMILY PHYSICIANS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO AND SAID IT CAN BE HARD TO HAVE LONG CONVERSATIONS WITH PATIENTS. PHYSICIANS FEEL THEY’RE NOT COMPENSATED FOR THEIR TIME.>>IT’S TIME THAT WE AS MATURE WOMEN SPOKE UP FOR OURSELVES.>>Reporter: SHIRLEY WEIR IS DOING JUST THAT. MENOPAUSE CHICKS RECENTLY HIT 12,000 MEMBERS.>>THE BEST WAY TO EMPOWER WOMEN IS TO GIVE THEM QUALITY EDUCATION AND INFORMATION.>>TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT PELVIC FITNESS.>>Reporter: THIS MEMBER APPRECIATES THE INFORMATION AND SUPPORT.>>KEPT ME SANE. I HAVE TO BE HONEST, IT KEPT ME SANE.>>Reporter: LEARNING WHICH QUESTIONS TO ASK AND WHERE TO GET ANSWERS. TAKING CONTROL OF THEIR OWN HEALTH. KAREN PAULS, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Andrew: OKAY, AMONG THE OTHER STORIES WE’RE FOLLOWING TONIGHT. WINNIPEG M.P. JIM CARR, THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER. IN A STATEMENT, CARR SAYS HE’D BEEN EXPERIENCING FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS AND WENT FOR BLOOD WORK EARLIER THIS WEEK. HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MULTIPLE MYELOMA A TYPE OF CANCER. THE 68-YEAR-OLD WAS JUST RE-ELECTED IN HIS RIDING ON MONDAY. ONE OF FOUR LIBERAL M.P.s ELECTED IN THE PRAIRIES.>>>ONTARIO, ADS PROMOTING VAPING PRODUCTS IN CONVENIENCE STORES AND GAS STATIONS WILL BE BANNED. THE CANADIAN VAPING ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS THE IDEA.>>IT’S IMPORTANT OUR YOUTH DON’T GET EXPOSED TO THE MARKETING OF THE PRODUCTS.>>Andrew: OFFICIALS SAY NEW RULES TAKE EFFECT IN JANUARY. THE MOVE REVERSES AN EARLIER DECISION BY THE FORD GOVERNMENT TO SCRAP A BAN SET UP BY THE PREVIOUS LIBERAL REGIME.>>>AND SOME TERRIFYING VIDEO FROM EDMONTON TONIGHT. TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT STRONG WINDS DID TO A PAIR OF WORKERS IN THE CITY’S DOWNTOWN.>>Andrew: AS YOU CAN SEE, ONE OF THE WORKERS WAS LEFT DANGLING BY HIS SAFETY HARNESS, AFTER THE WINDS PULLED THE SCAFFOLDING AWAY FROM THE BUILDING AND SENT IT CRASHING BACK. AMAZINGLY, NEITHER PERSON WAS INJURED AND FIREFIGHTER WERE ABLE TO RESCUE THEM WITHIN MINUTES.>>CLIMBERS SCALED AN AUSTRALIIAN LANDMARK ONE LAST TIME TODAY. A SACRED MONOLITH TURNED SELFIE MAGNET.>>>FIRST, SHE SAYS HER SON WAS THE VICTIM OF RACIST ATTACKS AT ONE OF OUR TOP STORIES NOW. SCHOOL VIOLENCE SUFFERED BY KIDS AT THE HANDS OF THEIR PEERS. THE TACTICS USED TO EXPLOIT VICTIMS CAN BE SIMILAR FROM CASE TO CASE, BUT THE MOTIVATION CAN BE DIFFERENCE. RACE PLAYS A PART IN THE NEXT STORY, BUT AS YOU’LL ALSO SEE, THE REACTION OF PARENTS CAN BE DIFFERENT, TOO. IT’S A SAD REALITY FOR THIS 15-YEAR-OLD BOY THAT THE VERY PLACE HE GOES TO ESCAPE HIS HARDSHIPS IS ALSO SO LONELY.>>A LOT OF PEOPLE JUDGE PEOPLE. PEOPLE CALL ME DUMB, STUPID, KILL MYSELF.>>Reporter: FOR HIS OWN SAFETY, WE’RE NOT IDENTIFYING WHO HE IS. WE’LL CALL HIM E.H. HE’S BEEN CALLED THE N-WORD. ATTACKED AT SCHOOL.>>THEY THREW MY CRUTCHES TO THE GROUND. THERE WAS A BIG FIGHT. THEN I GOT MY HEAD SLAMMED INTO THE WATER FOUNTAIN.>>Reporter: AT LEAST TWICE, THOSE FIGHTS WERE CAUGHT ON VIDEO. E.H. IS THE ONE UNDER THE PILE, GOADED INTO A FIGHT AND THEN GANGED UP ON. THE PERPETRATORS WERE SUSPENDED FOR THIS, BUT SO WAS E.H., AND THE ATTACKS KEPT COMING. E.H. REQUESTED A TRANSFER TO ANOTHER SCHOOL, BUT WAS DENIED. ALWAYS REASSURED THAT THINGS WOULD GET BETTER, BUT DIDN’T.>>WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE WANTED THE SCHOOL TO DO AT THAT POINT?>>TO HEAR WHAT WE’RE SAYING. TO BELIEVE US AND SAY THIS SHOULDN’T BE HAPPENING.>>THE FIRST THING I SAY TO THE PARENTS, WE’RE SORRY THAT YOU’RE NOT HAVING THE KIND OF EXPERIENCE WE WANT YOU TO HAVE.>>Reporter: CECIL ROACH SPEAKS FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD ON THIS CASE.>>IT SADDENS ME AS A TEACHER, AS AN EDUCATOR AND AS A PERSON, HOWEVER, I DO REALIZE THAT, YOU KNOW, THE ISSUE OF RACISM IS AN ISSUE THAT THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS FACING. I’M NOT SURPRISED IT’S HAPPENING IN OUR SCHOOLS. OUR SCHOOLS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THAT.>>Reporter: BUT E.H.’S MOM SAYS THE SCHOOL BOARD FAILED IN ITS DUTY TO PROTECT HER SON AND IS SUING THE BOARD FOR A MILLION DOLLARS. A DOLLAR VALUE SHE BELIEVES SENDS A MESSAGE. ROACH CAN’T GIVE DETAILS ABOUT THE CASE, BUT AT THE BOARD LEVEL, HE SAYS THE MATTERS ARE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. CASE IN POINT, JUST THIS WEEK, 12,000 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD STAFF WENT THROUGH ANTI-BLACK RACISM TRAINING. STILL, THE PARENT WE’VE SPOKEN TO IN THIS CASE, WHEN SHE HEARS THE BOARD SAY THINGS LIKE, WE HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR VIOLENCE, FOR RACISM. I MEAN, I THINK SHE WOULD SAY THAT’S NOT TRUE.>>WE DO HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ISSUES OF RACISM, DISCRIMINATION, IN WHATEVER FORM IT TAKES. HOWEVER, INCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN. OUR SCHOOLS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THAT.>>Reporter: NOT GOOD ENOUGH SAYS E.H.’S MOM.>>90% OF THE DAY OUR CHILDREN ARE WITH THEM. WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS TAKING PLACE. WHAT IS THEIR THOUGHTS? WHAT IS THE OUTCOME?>>Reporter: WINSTON CAROM KNOWS FULL WELL HOW HARD IT IS TO MAKE SCHOOL BOARDS RESPONSIBLE. NOW HE’S A COLLEGE STUDENT. BUT WHEN HE WAS IN GRADE 7 IN OTTAWA, HE, TOO, WAS SINGLED OUT.>>IT WOULD BE LIKE GET OUT OF HERE ASS HOLE, THE F WORD.>>Reporter: THEN THE NAME-CALLING BECAME FOR PERSONAL. THE N-WORD. WINSTON SAYS NOBODY SEEMED TO CARE.>>YOU’RE JUST BOYS BEING BOYS, THAT’S JUST HOW YOU INTERACT. IGNORE THEM AND YOU’LL BE ALL GOOD.>>Reporter: THE ADVICE DIDN’T WORK. WINSTON’S TORMENTERS PUSHED HARDER. HIS MOTHER EVENTUALLY TOOK THE SCHOOL BOARD TO COURT AND THE JUDGE TOOK HER SIDE. IT WAS A LANDMARK RULING. THE SCHOOL WAS NEGLIGENT, LIABLE FOR INACTION. BUT THE AMOUNT WINSTON’S FAMILY WAS TO BE PAID IN DAMAGES, JUST $3800.>>WAS IT WORTH IT IN THE END?>>YEAH. I KNOW THAT SOUNDS CRAZY. LIKE I SPENT $54,000 ON THIS, BUT LOOK AT HIM. LOOK AT WINSTON. HE’S THE BOMB. HE’S SO STRONG AND AMAZING. HE CAME OUT THE OTHER SIDE. HE PUT HIS PARTS BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. AND THIS WAS, I THINK THE TRIAL WAS PART OF THE PIECES.>>Reporter: E.H.’S MOM ISN’T SURE HOW THE LATEST LEGAL STORY WILL END, BUT SHE’S PRETTY CLEAR ABOUT WHAT SHE WANTS.>>SOMEONE HAS TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THESE STUDENTS THAT ARE BEING BULLIED. PARENTS ARE SENDING THEIR CHILDREN OFF TO SCHOOL AND SOME STUDENTS DON’T EVEN GET TO COME HOME.>>YOU WISH PEOPLE WOULD LISTEN TO YOU?>>YEAH. BECAUSE GETTING BULLIED IS LIKE THE WORST THING. THE WORST FEELING.>>Reporter: THE COURTS CAN MOVE EVER SO SLOWLY IN CASES LIKE THIS. IN THE MEANTIME, THOUGH, E.H.’S TROUBLES FAR FROM OVER. HE’S MOVED SCHOOLS, BUT THE TAUNTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA HAVE FOLLOWED HIM. STILL, HE AND HIS MOM ARE HOPEFUL THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL, THAT THINGS WILL CHANGE EVENTUALLY. BUT THOSE CHANGES CAN’T COME SOON ENOUGH.>>>AND NEXT, WE’RE CONTINUING OUR EXPLORATION OF THE MATTER WITH A CONVERSATION ABOUT SOLUTION. HOW CAN WE BETTER SUPPORT THE KIDS WHO ARE BEING TARGETED? AND WHAT ABOUT>>Andrew: BEFORE THE BREAK, WE HEARD FROM TWO BOYS WHOSE FAMILIES SUED THE SCHOOL BOARD FOR FAILING TO PROTECT THEM. YESTERDAY, WE HEARD FROM OTHER VICTIMS OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE, ONE OF WHOM WAS ALMOST KILLED.>>IF YOU GO TO TEACHER –>>IT WILL MAKE MORE PEOPLE HATE YOU.>>NOBODY IS HELPING. NOBODY IS DOING ANYTHING. EVERYBODY IS RECORDING, HAVING A GREAT TIME.>>Andrew: TONIGHT WE WANT TO TRY TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS. WHAT DO VICTIMS NEED? WHY IS HELPING SO HARD? AND WHAT ABOUT THE PERPETRATORS OF VIOLENCE? MAYBE THEY NEED HELP, TOO. ON FRIDAYS, WE TRY TO TAKE ONE TOPIC AND BREAK IT WIDE OPEN IN A WAY THAT IS INTERESTING, INSIGHTFUL AND EMPOWERING, AND WE ALWAYS HAVE HELP TO DO THAT. JOINING US WE HAVE DEBRA PEPLER, A CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST, TERRENCE RODRIGUEZ, FOUNDER OF REX PRIDE THAT PROVIDES A SAFE SPACE FOR LGBTQ YOUTH, AND SENIOR DATA JOURNALIST, VALERIE OUELLET WHO HAS BEEN AN INTRICATE PART OF THE SERIES. 4,000 STUDENTS AND FORMER STUDENTS, A THIRD OF YOUTHS TOLD US THEY WERE PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED ONCE IN ELEMENTARY OR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND ABOUT THAT SAME IN HIGH SCHOOL. OUR FIRST QUESTION. WHAT DO VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS NEED? TERRENCE? I WANT TO START WITH YOU. BEFORE WE START, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAS TOUCHED YOU PERSONALLY.>>YEAH. WELL, I HAD A HARD TIME WITH CATHOLIC SCHOOL AND PUBLIC SCHOOL FROM ELEMENTARY ALL THE WAY THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL. BECAUSE I WAS BORN A FEMALE, TRANSITIONED INTO MALE, SO MY QUEER IDENTITY AFFECTED A LOT OF MY EXPERIENCES FROM A VERY EARLY AGE. SO IT WAS LITTLE THINGS, GETTING MADE FUN OF. DRESSING UP AS GIRL, TRYING TO FIT IN. GETTING LAUGHED AT, TAUNTED, FOLLOWED HOME FROM SCHOOL, TO MORE EXTREME IN HIGH SCHOOL, GETTING SEXUAL HARASSMENT THREE TIMES IN MY LIFE. IN MY HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. AND GETTING GRAFFITI ON MY LOCKERS. I THINK THE WORST WAS WHEN THE SCHOOL BOARD ASKED ME TO LEAVE MY LIFESTYLE AT HOME.>>Andrew: AS SOMEONE WHO HAS LIVED THROUGH THAT KIND OF VICTIMIZATION, THE ATTACKS, THE TAUNTS, THE HARASSMENT, WHAT DO VICTIMS OF THAT NEED? I MEAN, SHORT-TERM, MEDIUM-TERM, LONG-TERM?>>IT’S STARTS WITH SOMEBODY TO LISTEN. HAVING PEOPLE THERE TO SUPPORT YOU IS FIRST AND FOREMOST THE STRONGEST THING AND THE MOST POWERFUL THING BECAUSE ISOLATION, FEELING ALONE IS WHAT DROPS YOU INTO THE DEPRESSION AND HOPELESS FEELING.>>Andrew: HOW GOOD IS THE SYSTEM AT PROVIDING SOME OF THE THINGS TERRENCE IS TALKING ABOUT?>>WE’RE WORKING TOWARD IT, BUT WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO. THERE HAS BEEN IMPROVEMENT IN THE RATES OF YOUTH REPORTING THAT THEY BULLIED OTHERS, BUT INCREASE IN RATES OF THOSE VICTIMIZED. SO THEY’RE STILL NOT SAFE. IN ONTARIO, THE EDUCATION ACT SAYS THE FIRST RESPONSIBILITY OF PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS IS TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE. AND SECOND RESPONSIBILITY IS TO EDUCATE THEM.>>Andrew: EVEN THAT FIRST HURDLE THAT TERRENCE OUTLINED. JUST FEELING LIKE SOMEONE IS LISTENING TO YOU, RIGHT? THAT SEEMS LIKE A BIG PIECE. EVERY STUDENT THAT I’VE TALKED TO AS PART OF THE SERIES, THE FIRST THING THEY FEEL LIKE THE TEACHERS AND STAFF DIDN’T BELIEVE THEM. TOLD THEM TO PULL YOUR BOOT STRAPS UP. THIS IS HOW KIDS ACT. THIS IS NORMAL.>>WELL, WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT YOUTH VERY SELDOM COME FORWARD AND REPORT AN INCIDENT. IT’S THAT SHAME AND EMBARRASSMENT IN REPORTING THIS. WHEN THEY DO COME FORWARD, WE SHOULD LISTEN TO THEM. WE ENCOURAGE YOUTH TO TALK TO TRUSTED ADULTS. AND IF THE FIRST ADULT DOESN’T RESPOND, GO AND TELL ANOTHER ADULT UNTIL YOU GET AN ADULT WHO IS LISTENING AND READY TO TAKE ACTION.>>Andrew: ON THE SCOPE OF THE OVERALL PROBLEM, CONSIDER ANOTHER FINDING IN THE SURVEY. MORE THAN A THIRD OF CHILDREN WHO EXPERIENCED VIOLENCE IN ELEMENTARY OR MIDDLE SCHOOL, DID NOT REPORT THE INCIDENTS TO ANYBODY. AND IN HIGH SCHOOL, IT WAS NEARLY HALF OF STUDENTS WHO DIDN’T REPORT ANY OF THE VIOLENCE INCIDENTS. THIS BEGINS TO ANSWER THE QUESTION OF WHY IT CAN BE SO HARD TO HELP. BUT, VALERIE, IN YOUR WORK, YOU FOUND A WHOLE HOST OF REASONS.>>THERE IS A LOT OF DIFFERENT REASONS. WE KNOW THAT STUDENTS DON’T ALWAYS SPEAK UP. WE KNOW THAT TEACHERS DON’T ALWAYS SPEAK UP. WHAT I’VE HEARD MOST OFTEN IS REPUTATIONAL RISKS. SCHOOL PRINCIPALS WORK REALLY HARD TO GIVE THEIR SCHOOLS A GOOD REPUTATION. AND THEY MIGHT BE SCARED IF THEY REPORT THEIR REAL VIOLENCE STATISTICS THAT MIGHT IMPACT THEIR REPUTATION. THEY MIGHT BE SEEN AS THE VIOLENT SCHOOL IN THE AREA.>>Andrew: BECAUSE IN YOUR WORK, YOU FOUND GAPS IN REPORTING?>>WE FOUND A LOT OF GAPS IN REPORTING. WHAT WE DID, WE STARTED WITH ONTARIO BECAUSE WE BELIEVED THAT WOULD BE A SYSTEM THAT HAD MANDATORY REPORTING. AND WHAT WE FOUND WHEN WE GOT THE FIGURES WAS A LOT OF DIFFERENT GAPS. A LOT OF RED FLAGS. A LOT OF INCONSISTENCIES. 18 SCHOOL BOARDS OUT OF 76 REPORTED ZERO VIOLENT INCIDENTS FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS. WHEN WE SHOWED THE FIGURES TO RESEARCHERS, WHAT WE FOUND THAT SHOWS THERE IS VAST UNDERREPORTING ON THE PART OF SCHOOL BOARDS.>>Andrew: RIGHT, BECAUSE IT DEFIES BELIEF. THAT THERE COULD BE ZERO INCIDENTS.>>WE’RE TALKING ABOUT SCHOOL BOARDS WITH 40,000, 50,000 CHILDREN ENROB ROLLED. — ENROLLED. THEY SAY VERY DIFFICULT TO RECONCILE, AS A DATA JOURNALIST, BUT EVEN TO THE RESEARCHERS WE SHOWED THIS TO. EVEN CANADA-WIDE WE’RE SEEING THAT 4 OUT OF 13 PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES HAVE MANDATORY SYSTEMS TO EVEN REPORT. IN OTHER PLACES, IT IS APPLES AND ORANGES. SOMETIMES IT’S VOLUNTARY. AND SOMETIMES IT’S UP TO EACH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL TO DEFINE WHAT IS VIOLENCE AND DECIDE ON THEIR OWN WHETHER OR NOT TO REPORT IT OR NOT. THERE IS VERY LITTLE INCENTIVE TO REPORT.>>Andrew: WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE DATA IN A SECOND. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THE QUESTION OF BRINGING THIS ISSUE TO LIGHT, I MEAN, YOU KNOW, WE STARTED WITH THE STATISTIC ABOUT STUDENTS, RIGHT, WHO THEMSELVES DON’T ALWAYS FEEL COMFORTABLE REPORTING. HOW DO YOU EVEN BEGIN TO ENCOURAGE THAT LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE IN THE SYSTEM. THAT IF YOU DO IT, SOMETHING WILL COME OF IT?>>I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE CHECKS AND BALANCES. YES, MANDATORY REPORTING IS REALLY IMPORTANT. BECAUSE IF WE PUT AN ISSUE ON THE TABLE, WE CAN LOOK AT IT, WORK WITH IT, THINK ABOUT IT. BUT IT SHOULDN’T BE PUNITIVE. AND I THINK PRINCIPALS, AS VALERIE SUGGESTED, ARE REALLY WORRIED ABOUT THE REPUTATION OF THEIR SCHOOLS. WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING IS MOVING RESOURCES INTO SCHOOLS WHERE THIS IS A PROBLEM, HELPING TEACHERS DEVELOP THE SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL SKILLS AND CAPACITIES THAT CHILDREN NEED, THE RESPECT FOR OTHERS THEY NEED, AND LEARN HOW TO GET POWER IN A POSITIVE WAY, RATHER THAN A NEGATIVE WAY.>>Andrew: SHOULD BE REINFORCEMENT, SUPPORT FOR THE SCHOOLS HAVING THAT KIND OF A PROBLEM.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>Andrew: THERE IS ANOTHER SIDE TO THE COIN OF STUDENT VIOLENCE THAT I WILL SAY DOESN’T ALWAYS GET TALKED ABOUT AS MUCH. THAT IS THE PERPETRATOR. SO WHAT ARE WE TO THINK ABOUT AND WHAT ARE WE TO DO WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING THEM? MAKING THEM PART OF THE SOLUTION. TERRENCE, I MEAN, YOU’VE DEALT WITH PERPETRATORS OF BAD THINGS. I’M JUST KIND OF CURIOUS, HOW DO YOU THINK OF THEM?>>THEY’RE HUMAN BEINGS.>>THERE IS NOTHING MORE YOU NEED TO THINK OF. WHETHER YOU’RE YOUTH, HUMAN BEINGS. THAT’S WHAT PEOPLE TEND TO FORGET WHEN YOU SAY PERPETRATOR. THAT PUTS THEM IN A BOX. THAT MAKES IT EASY FOR PEOPLE TO TREAT THEM A CERTAIN WAY. IF WE REMEMBER THEY’RE HUMAN BEINGS, WE’RE ALL COMPLICATED. AND EVERYBODY HAS REASONS FOR WHAT THEY DO IN LIFE. WE NEED TO FIND OUT WHY DO THEY DO IT? THAT’S WHAT I DO.>>Andrew: FINDING THAT COMPASSION CAN’T BE EASY, RIGHT. YOU SEE THE KNEE-JERK REACTION IS THE DETENTION, SUSPENSION. DOES THAT WORK? EFFECTIVE WAY OF DOING THIS?>>YOU COULD ASK THE QUESTION, WHAT ARE THESE CHILDREN OR YOUTH LEARNING WHEN THEY SIT ON A BENCH FOR TWO HOURS? ARE THEY LEARNING HOW TO RELATE TO OTHERS IN A BETTER WAY? ARE THEY LEARNING HOW TO RESPECT OTHERS. NO. THEY’RE LEARNING THAT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN POWER GET TO CONTROL THEM AND DISTRESS THEM. WHAT WE REALLY NEED TO DO IS PROVIDE SUPPORT. AND AGAIN, YOU COULD ASK THE QUESTION, DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO EXCLUDE THESE YOUNG PEOPLE FROM SCHOOL? NO. SCHOOL MAY BE THE SAFEST PLACE IN THEIR DAILY LIFE. AND SO IF THERE ARE THINGS WE CAN DO, PROVIDE SUPPORTS AS A SOCIETY FOR THESE YOUTH AND FAMILIES, THEN WE’LL BE ABLE TO MOVE THESE YOUNG PEOPLE ONTO A HEALTHIER PATHWAY THAN THE ONE THEY’RE ON.>>Andrew: VALERIE, DID YOUR WORK TRICKLE ONTO THIS PART OF THE EQUATION?>>WHEN WE COULDN’T FIND VIOLENT INCIDENT DATA, WE ASKED SCHOOLS WHAT ELSE THEY HAD FOR US. WHAT LITTLE FIGURES THEY HAD WAS ON THAT. IT WAS ON PUNISHMENT. IT WAS ON SUSPENSIONS AND EXPULSIONS. AND WHICH KIDS WERE SUSPENDED AND EXPELLED. AND THEY HAD REALLY DETAILED DATA ON THAT. THEY KNEW THEIR GENDER, THEIR GRADE. WHAT WE REALIZED, THEY PROBABLY WERE NOT REALLY DOING THAT, BUT IF THAT DATA WAS USED, EVEN PROVINCIALLY OR NATIONALLY, WE COULD USE IT AS DEBRA WAS SAYING TO FIND RESOURCES AND GIVE THOSE RESOURCES TO SCHOOLS WHO ARE HAVING TO GIVE THE SUPPORT TO PERPETRATORS.>>Andrew: THIS HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL CONVERSATION. I HAVE TO STOP IT THERE. BUT THIS IS CLEARLY JUST THE BEGINNING. THANK YOU, ALL SO MUCH. THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME. ONE LAST THING I WANT TO SAY. THIS ENTIRE SERIES, IT’S ELICITED AN INCREDIBLE OUTPOURING OF QUESTIONS, COMMENTS AND CONCERNS. AND STORIES FROM YOU. WE WANT TO CONTINUE HEARING FROM YOU. SEND US AN E-MAIL AT SCHOOL VIOLENCE. AND WE KNOW THERE ARE STUDENTS WHO WATCH THIS PROGRAMME AS WELL. IF YOU NEED HELP, PHONE COUNSELLORS ARE AVAILABLE 24-7 AT THE NUMBER ON THE SCREEN.>>>LOOKING AHEAD, SUNDAY ON “THE NATIONAL”, ONE POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE. A CONCRETE APPROACH THAT CAN REALLY HELP STUDENTS WHO DO BAD THINGS, AND PUT THEM ON THE RIGHT PATH.>>WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT CHILDREN HAVE A CHANCE TO FEEL THEY’VE BEEN HEARD. WE HAVE CHILDREN WHO FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES. WHO FEEL A LITTLE MORE CONFIDENT.>>HE DIDN’T FEEL THAT GOOD ABOUT HIMSELF. NOW HE HOLDS HIS HEAD UP HIGH A LOT MORE. HE STANDS UP STRAIGHT. . AND HE’S LIKE, YOU KNOW, I’M THE MAN [LAUGHTER]. YOU CAN SEE IT IN HIS FACE.>>Andrew: YOU’RE GOING TO MEET THAT BOY AND WE’RE GOING TO SHOW YOU WHAT IS BEHIND THAT SCHOOL SUCCESS SUNDAY ON “THE NATIONAL”. AND WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH THE NEWS, INCLUDING AN ACCIDENTAL PHONE CALL BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP’S LAWYER AND A REPORTER. BUT FIRST… >>>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, CLIMBING IS NOW BANNED ON AUSTRALIA’S ULARU MONOLITH.>>THIS IS A SPECIAL DAY.>>EMOTION DAY, THEY’RE NOT GOING TO BE DISRESPECTING THE ROCK.>>Andrew: FOR AUSTRALIA’S ABORIGINAL PEOPLE, ULARU IS SACRED, BUT THEIR PLEAS TO STOP CLIMBING IT HAVE BEEN IGNORED FOR DECADES.>>YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT YOU FEEL LIKE DOING. I WANTED TO CLIMB, SO I CLIMBED. TOURISTS HAVE HEEDLESSLY HIKED, GOLFED, EVEN DONE A STRIPTEASE ON THE SUMMIT. THIS IS BEFORE INSTAGRAM MADE THE CLIMB A BANKABLE SOCIAL MOMENT. IN THE WEEKS LEADING UP TO THE CLOSURE, THE AREA HAS BEEN OVERWHELMED WITH TRASH THANKS TO LAST-MINUTE CROWDS. FULL OF TALK ABOUT RESPECT FOR INDIGENOUS CULTURE, BUT –>>IT WAS AN OPTIONAL THING TO DO, I DECIDED DO IT.>>A CHALLENGE TO GET UP THE ROCK.>>EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN OPINION, BUT I DON’T SEE THE HARM IN CLIMBING.>>Andrew: WORK BEGINS NOW TO RESTORE ULARU TO A PRISTINE STATE. MEANWHILE, PEOPLE ARE STILL WELCOME TO TOUR THE BASE.>>Andrew: ONE OF U.S. PRESIDENT’S DONALD TRUMP’S TOP DEFENDERS IS RAISING EYEBROWS AFTER WHAT IS BEST DESCRIBED AS A BUTT-DIALING INCIDENT TO A REPORTER.>>THE PROBLEM IS WE NEED MONEY.>>Andrew: IN A THREE-MINUTE VOICE MAIL, PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PERSONAL ATTORNEY, RUDY GIULIANI, DISCUSSES OVERSEAS DEALINGS AND LAMENTS A NEED FOR CASH. NOW UNDERSTANDABLY, THE QUALITY OF THE RECORDING IS PRETTY LOUSY. A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION IS LOOKING ATTA GUILIANI’S DEALINGS.>>>DUSTIN HOFFMWHO HAV FELICITY HUFFMAN S
ENTENCE INCLUDED A FINE. SHE PLEADED GUILTY LAST SPRING TO PAYING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO HAVE HER DAUGHTER’S S.A.T. SCORES FIXED.>>>WITH NO NEW DATE SET, THE DATES ARE STILL UP IN THE AIR. THE PRIME MINISTER SAYS HE WANTS TO LEAVE NEXT WEEK, DEAL OR NO-DEAL.>>OCTOBER THE 31ST IS STILL POSSIBLE. WE COULD LEAVE ON OCTOBER 31ST. UNFORTUNATELY, IT DEPENDS ON WHAT THE E.U. SAYS.>>Andrew: BUT THE E.U. IS WORRIED THAT SETTING A NEW DATE COULD INFLUENCE POLITICAL EVENTS IN LONDON. ON MONDAY, PARLIAMENT IS SET TO VOTE ON BORIS JOHNSON’S CALL FOR A DECEMBER ELECTION.>>>ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS FLARED IN CHILE’S CAPITAL AGAIN TODAY. NEARLY A MILLION PEOPLE FLOODED THE STREETS OF SANTIAGO. THE BIGGEST PROTEST YET. PROTESTS STARTED OVER A HIKE IN PUBLIC TRANSIT FARES, BUT QUICKLY GREW WITH ANGER BUILDING OVER INEQUALITY AND GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION. 19 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN THE TURMOIL.>>>TIME FOR A QUICK BREAK. UP NEXT, HIGH FASHION AND NOW HIGH ART. WHY SNEAKERS AREN’T JUST FOR WEARING ANYMORE. This must be it. The entrance to the underworld. Announcer: Is Murdoch
dabbling with the dark side? Did Lucy go up there? What was that?
[gasps] Don’t tell me that was nothing,
that was definitely something. Announcer:
Murdoch Mysteries. Monday at eight
on CBC and CBC Gem.>>Andrew: A TRAVELLING EXHIBIT CLOSED TONIGHT IN HONG KONG, WITH PIECES BY WORLD FAMOUS ARTISTS. THEIR MEDIUM OF CHOICE, SNEAKERS. AND THE GOING PRICE FOR SOME OF THE FINEST, A MILLION BUCKS.>>I LIKE SHOES. I WEAR THEM EVERY DAY. I WEAR SNEAKERS EVERY DAY. IT’S FUN TO SHOW THEM OFF. IT’S FUN TO TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT SNEAKERS.>>Reporter: DON’T ASK HER HOW MANY SNEAKERS SHE OWNS.>>YOU’RE NOT GOING TO PIN ME DOWN ON A NUMBER.>>Reporter: THE TORONTO-BASED SNEAKER THANKS HAS TURNED HER PASSION INTO A STRONG FOLLOWING ON INSTAGRAM.>>THERE IS LOT MORE ENERGY AROUND THE BUYING AND SELLING AND MAKING MONEY AROUND SNEAKERS THAN THERE USED TO BE. I THINK FEWER PEOPLE ARE WEARING TO BUY THEM. PEOPLE ARE BUYING TO SELL.>>Reporter: IT STARTED DECADES AGO AS A STATUS SYMBOL IN URBAN COMMUNITIES. THEN SNEAKERS BECAME POPULARIZED BY HIP-HOP CULTURE AND CELEBRITY COLLABORATION. SNEAKERS ARE NOW BEING VIEWED AND SOLD AS HIGH ART, JUST LIKE PAINTINGS OR SCULPTURES. AND WITH THE SAME EYEBROW-RAISING PRICE TAGS. THIS ADVISOR MADE HEADLINES EARLIER THIS YEAR WHEN HE COLLECTED A COLLECTION OF SNEAKERS FROM A SOTHEBY’S AUCTION FOR MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS.>>STEVE HARRIS FOUNDED SNEAKER UTOPIA.>>THIS IS LIKE $30,000.>>Reporter: THE SNEAKER POP-UP IS LIKE A GALLERY. IT HAS HIGH PRICED EXHIBITS AND HIGH PRICED SECURITY.>>EVEN AUCTION HOUSES ARE IN THE RESELLING GAME NOW.>>WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?>>IT’S BECOME A RESPECTED COMMODITY, A PIECE OF ART.>>Reporter: AND LIKE TRADITIONTRADITION TRADITIONAL ARTWORK, THE WORTH IS HOW MUCH ONE IS WILLING TO PAY. WITH ONE DIFFERENCE. UNLIKE ART, SNEAKERS DETERIORATE RELATIVELY QUICKLY. ALMOST EVERY PAIR YOU SEE HERE, THE SOLE WILL EVENTUALLY CRUMBLE INTO DUST WITH AGE, EVEN IF THEY’RE NEVER WORN.>>Andrew: HMM. THE “MOMENT” IS NEXT. THE TALE OF THE HEN THAT LONGED TO BE FREE. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.>>Andrew: WHEN EMPLOYEES OF A MONTREAL GROCERY STORE OPENED THE DOOR OF A DELIVERY TRUCK FULL OF EGGS, THEY FOUND AN UNEXPECTED PASSENGER. A CHICKEN. SPECIFICALLY, A HEN WHO QUICKLY WAS CALLED BEATRICE THE HEN. IF HER RIDE WAS MEANT AS AN ACT OF ESCAPE, WELL, IT WORKED. SHE’S SAFE IN THE HANDS OF THE SPCA AND HER TALE IS OUR MOMENT.>>YESTERDAY WE RECEIVED A CALL FROM A SUPERMARKET SAYING THAT WHEN THEY RECEIVED A DELIVERY OF EGGS, THERE WAS A LIVE CHICKEN INSIDE THE TRUCK. OF COURSE, IMMEDIATELY, WE WENT TO PICK UP THE CHICKEN WHO WE NAMED BEATRICE. SHE WAS SEVERELY DEHYDRATED. WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHERE SHE COMES FROM, BUT HER STORY IS A REMARKABLE ONE. WE’RE JUST SO HAPPY TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HELP HER. BEATRICE IS GOING TO SPEND THE WEEKEND WITH US HERE, BUT NEXT WEEK SHE’LL BE GOING TO A SANCTUARY. SO THERE IS A FAMILY OUT THERE VERY EAGER TO TAKE HER IN AND LET HER LIVE THE LIFE THAT A CHICKEN SHOULD.>>Andrew: THERE YOU GO. HAPPY FRIDAY. A GOOD WAY TO END THE WEEK. APPARENTLY, YOU KNOW, BEATRICE IS GOING TO HAVE MANY GOOD YEARS AHEAD OF HER. CHICKENS ONLY LAY EGGS FOR A FEW YEARS, BUT GOOD TIMES AHEAD FOR HER. THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS OCTOBER 25TH. GOOD NIGHT. [ * ]