The National for Friday August 31, 2018 — NAFTA, Pipeline Reaction, E-Cigarettes
on this Friday night no deal for now that’s a negotiations are on hold with no agreement reached they’re taking the long weekend to regroup and maybe even cool off Christy good deal is still very much inside but did Donald Trump off-the-record comments about Canada sour today’s talk could a new player in Tennessee cigarette Market completely change the game of a pot with the same nicotine as a pack of cigarettes not just for adults apparently this is an option if an after deal is reached and that is still an if at this day it may be in spite of the u.s. president and not because of him the talks aren’t over but they have them paws now until as Katie Simpson tells us Donald Trump’s off the Record musings certainly weren’t helping momentum you will only agree to a deal that is a good deal for Canada we’re not there yet Donald Trump threatened to cut Canada out of NAFTA if the Canadians didn’t sign on to a New Deal by today but that hasn’t happened instead the president sent a letter to Congress saying when the talks finally rap-up he’s ready to approve a new packed with Mexico and with Canada if it is willing the president was 600 km from the negotiating table but his presence Loom the discussion Trump had to defend himself after comments he made about Canada off-the-record ended up being published but they taken advantage of our country for many years Trump said he would not make any NAFTA concessions to Canada adding if he said that publicly Canada would be too insulted to sign a deal but I said in the end it’s okay at least Canada knows how I feel so Canadian negotiators confronted the us about the comment but later said that Trump’s views were not being mirrored at the table and bathroom light hi there and his team have been negotiating in good faith and with Goodwill that Goodwill is going to be tested when negotiate or sit down again next week the US is pushing for Canada to allow Farmers to sell more dairy products north of the Border well Canada is refusing to back down on demand u.s. drop its request to kill the dispute resolution system we have been very clear about where are red lines are we’ve been very clear about where we think there’s room for a given take this is something that we take seriously as a renegotiation we understand how this works we remained good-faith the one thing that everyone agrees on their ready for a break negotiators trying to cram week’s worth of work into 4 days and they didn’t quite get their Rose okay so where is Mexico and all this do they need to get back to the table at some point to the Mexicans were actually spotted at the Canadian embassy for some meetings this afternoon but they’re not expected to actually formally Ranch of the negotiations until Canada and the US deal with all of their bilateral issues okay Katie tools down for you for a little bit anyway thank you this is everything Katie Simpson and Washington Capitol building where much will be decided in the coming weeks after US president Donald Trump sent a letter number stating his intention to eventually Inked a deal with Canada the first big date to watch this coming Wednesday September 5th that’s when Canadian and American negotiators go back at it the letter then says for the next few weeks members of Congress and Business Leaders should be able to have a look at the agreement it offers no specific dates though and if all goes well Trump intends to sign a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico nine days from today which is November 29th obviously there are no guarantees of a deal at all the American seem to be content to keep playing Hardball the Canada to has it sticking points 419 nafta’s dispute resolving mechanism it allows countries to work out disagreements through a politically neutral panel the Americans want to scrap it Canada is adamant that it stays in some form and there’s a 20 billion dollar Dairy sector walk all the way to remove protections and open it up but with over 200,000 jobs on the line and concerns of cheap American Dairy flooding North Canada is unlikely to budge and then there’s Canada’s cultural industry they tend to see a cultural matters is it virtually everything else as something has a dollar sign on it to compete with a giant next door and won some key cultural exemptions during free trade talks back in 1987 like content quotas government subsidies and strict rules on foreign ownership they automatically carried over into NAFTA and they worked well and helped launch successful we are as but as politics and Technology change are those exemptions in danger yet is with the Coalition for the diversity of cultural expressions a group Committed to protecting them if we for culture as well and there’s no not anyway to a support or actors are creators are producers are Publishers they will be in serious trouble because of course the USA has the power out so they create a lot very good content that we cannot compete without any government support weeks of Justin Trudeau’s government between NAFTA and the pipeline the host of Power & politics Bashi kapelos joins me now vasi I know you’ve been talking to people reaching out to people and government give us a sense of how they’re feeling tonight on the part of people I mean speaking to in in government not just about NAFTA but especially about the pipeline file that decision was a big blow to the Mantra that they really got elected on that we’ve heard so many times from Justin Trudeau this idea that the environment can be protected the economy can grow at the same time and this court decision really provides the biggest test of that almost campaign slogan that we’ve heard over and over and over again and people in government are concerned that that they will fail that test on the NAFTA file I mean there is mitigated optimism I guess you can say car cautious optimism they they are not the worst case scenario for sure things didn’t fall apart but it’s also not the best case scenario they didn’t get a deal and they’re worried sources are spoken to are worried about how far apart they are it’s okay so what’s the plan to move forward if there is what they have to try and sell whatever concessions they make domestically and that won’t be easy on the pipeline file they have to figure they’re going to appeal it or they going to start consultations all over again and stressed as I said they feel like they almost have handed the opposition I guess two weeks out from Parliament resuming and any Euro from an election no problem for the Prime Minister was asked about that pipeline project today and he repeated that Canada’s changing relationship with United States makes it more important than ever having only the United States as a market for 99% of our oil resources simply doesn’t make sense anymore and that’s why we’ve always believe that the transit we believe that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is in the best interest of all Canadians in the pipeline in legal limbo how is it all going over with Canadian particularly though to live and work in the oil patch curling done has some of their reaction to your latest purchase Canadian as of today you own this terminal and a list of Trans Mountain pipeline assets of course construction is holding now the whole situation has many albertans feeling betrayed but felt like promises were kind of let go it was it was just the big blow up members of feeling some anger towards the federal government’s thinking that maybe they could do more it’s to me it’s disappointment little bit of anger and I think fear as well malheur sentiment from The Soaring office Towers in Calgary’s oil and gas driven downtown spent $10 on this and now it’s a weird embarrassment to the world on this where does premier hubanks for political reputation on getting the pipeline built says pulling out of the federal climate change plan is the most effective ammunition but not lie is the target of Anger from provincial opposition leader Jason Kenny he said she should demanding everything from renegotiating equalisation to withdrawing funding to BC for things like job training and infrastructure so if the premier was really serious about a certain Alberta’s in trust it it long list of real action that she could take British Columbia doesn’t escape the finger-pointing either to me just smacks of Pacific privilege this smacks of Burnaby arrogance turns me there’s a broader context to this sudden and that is that that the oil supply that Alberta provides really is in the National interest yesterday but Ottawa has yet to make any commitments about its way forward and that leaves many albertans headed into this Labor Day weekend worried wondering what’s to come Carolyn Dunn CBC News Calgary so after addressing her problems last night what does Rachel notley the premier of Alberta think today I spoke with her earlier to see you were you wrong to believe the federal government when it said it could get this pipeline built I think that none of us expected the federal court of appeal to make the findings that it did you know and I still believe that we can get this pipeline built but what I do believe is that we’re at the point now is that the federal government is go have to use is legislative authority to make sure it happens in a timely and reasonable way and so that’s what we are asking for you know taking action to fight climate change is fundamentally important but we’ve he said that has to go hand-in-hand with ensuring economic strength and prosperity and and creating jobs and that’s why we need to get this pipeline built we need to get a fair return for the resources that we have here in Alberta which make up such a significant portion of our Canadian economy and and wish that we can afford to move forward on climate change but not without you said that you are going to leave the federal carbon pricing plan if it’s not done the Prime Minister said again today he’s going to impose the federal plan for provinces who don’t sign on which means that Alberta gets no say and how their revenues use no credit for doing it how is that a good thing for your promised the additional actions that the federal government wants to take that we agree with add to combat climate change they have to work I mean theoretically you could have a 210 charge for carbon but it wouldn’t work because the economy would fail and our position all along has been that moving to the additional prices at the federal government wants to won’t work if we don’t make significant progress on strengthening our economic framework and our economic foundations particularly in Alberta which is of course the biggest emitter in the country and that’s what the pie mine was about so the end of the day I mean I suppose they can’t impose it but what we are saying very strongly is that it won’t work unless we get the pipeline and they’re going to have a big fight over it and quite frankly that’s not the position that we want to be in what is the fastest way to get the pipeline built though be to Simply respond to the federal court to take some of the suggestions the court has made Implement them and go get the pipeline going instead of appealing to the Supreme Court which which would probably take longer the difficulty with the way the federal court of appeal outlined what needs to happen is that it’s effectively appears as though they want us to restart the NTB process and end with that comes so many possible areas of more uncertainty more problems and that is why we need the federal government to take legislative action let me it just end on there I think it’s going to happen that the pipeline I’m saying that it needs to happen and that it is too stupid for it not to happen and so it is time for the federal government to make it happen thanks for your time tonight appreciate it thank you this is coming to epidemic proportions and it’s dangerous kids from vaping the biggest player in the game call Jewel and it’s Sleek discrete gadgets that deliver big hits of nicotine what these teams are doing vaping and it’s a scheduled hand over documents on its marketing strategy that we made all that controversy in Jewel is coming to Canada in September they’re clearly adults but search Jewel on social media and you’ll see this lots of bright shiny images of younger people and at cdc’s Katie Nicholson shows for a long time Jule is different this is the juul a high dose of nicotine vaping system the jewel looks and feels just like a USB stick here you go you put the flavor pot in this is the business end and it is just look like a USB stick charges like one snapping at your computer like that if you’re worried about your kids vaping this is probably your nightmare product University of Waterloo Professor the public health implications of vaping only has two or three times concentration of other e-cigarettes it’s so high in fact that they couldn’t sell this version in the England where they have limits on the nicotine content I can see why it’s so you know it’s more popular among kids teens so I mean they’re using it every hour of every day Jack Waxman was so disturbed by the effects of the juul and his fellow students he started this awareness campaign pretty much every moment where I wasn’t in class and says kids as young as grade 6 got hooked on juling at his New York school she went to a bathroom and any basically any part of the school on the first floor to the 4th floor it was just flooded with groups of kids both boys and girls using you prices of cigarettes and it’s because because they’re so used to that they just think it’s okay to you cigarettes e-cigarette legislation was can’t buy the new Ford government those kids are going back to school it’ll be legal to Vape on high school grounds and kids will be exposed to Promotions and displays in convenience stores near schools me introduce more restrictions to keep vapopads away from teens before Generation that lives and dies on social media it may already be too late getting Abelson CBC News Toronto regulations on vaping came into effect in May the products can be legally sold two people 19 and older but the government says this about their use completely replacing cigarette smoking with a vaping product will reduce your exposure the harmful chemicals however if you are not a smoker vaping can increase exposure to some harmful substances that could negatively affect your health it’s still an open question exactly what the long-term effects of vaping really are small study published earlier this month suggested vaping with or without nicotine increase inflammation and disabled key cells that protect a person’s Airway then there’s the nicotine in products like juul teens are especially vulnerable says the FDA commissioner as we know the nicotine in these products can rewire an adolescent’s brain bleeding 2 years of addiction lots more White House Republican lobbyist sampatan pleaded guilty to acting as an unregistered foreign lobbyist he’s admitted to helping a Ukrainian oligarch get tickets to Trump’s prosecutors a patent knew the inauguration committee could not accept money from foreigners he also acknowledged he lied about the tickets and his foreign lobbying Worth to the US Senate intelligence committee faces up to five years in prison Plus dollar fine today he lives in the place where he served for the last and it was Washington’s turn to say farewell to Senator John McCain today his wife daughter and 106 year old mother were there at the US Capitol along with dozens of lawmakers cross the line he found the most combative person to make an ally with to get stuff past Republican party for going to have a future they’re going to need to be have people like John McCain that that you know represent civil rights human rights and decent decent see funeral will be held tomorrow at the Washington National Cathedral former president Barack Obama and George W bush are expected to speak not ours and it’s the British wine and she doesn’t really cut a rug very well but will get you caught up on all that in our moment of the day also who has the right to tell indigenous Stories the question is being posed again over to movies as the International Film Festival kicks off next week I will take you to the scene in Detroit and the lavish funeral for Aretha Franklin but first a look at a group that couldn’t be there but still sent some respect Ruby the band of the Welsh guards provided today’s Perfect music for The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace when you are performing at the funeral for the queen of soul bring on the Thunder that is Fantasia Barrino chicken off her heels singing her heart Aretha Franklin was laid to rest today in a way that only she could command a lavish celebration at a church in Detroit that lasted for hours I’ve done a 1940 Cadillac hearse inside that gold casket she was dressed in a shimmering gold dress for 4th outfit of the week and while guests trained inside a line of pink Cadillacs World outside 1980s hit freeway of Love would be a service and not a show but for final send off included 18 performers I know that my love you through more than 15 speakers and decided to be the composer of her own life song as a kid I couldn’t understand what it was like to be a wreath of Franklin’s granddaughter but now I know what it feels like it feels amazing to see a woman so fears so courageous gifted so respected and to be able to call that my grandmother to know that I have that running through my blood and that she’s a part of who I am there’s nothing like them getting down Aretha Franklin died earlier this month at the age of 76 if you’re going to go go out in style ahead on the national are special CBC short dog meeting young woman grappling with a difficult question what do you do when someone you love commits a shocking crime it’s hard to love someone who has done terrible things the Terrible Things don’t undo the love to still crave connection just don’t want them to participate in my life to still love him when the Toronto International Film Festival opens next week for Canadian feature films will arrive with some baggage all four indigenous talent but only two featured in the director’s chair and that has prompted the question who has the right to tell indigenous stories to read explain mccroskey from the Arctic that the Fiat these are some of the Canadian indigenous film premiering Toronto International Film Festival this year but have before indigenous features to have white directors creactor Tina keeper of North of 60 Fame start in through black Spruce and help produce it with Nana is director Don McKellar at the helm I’ve got that my role as a producer was as critical as ghetto as a writer or director on this project to be around who gets to tell indigenous stories has been front-and-center Joseph Boyden author of The surprise winning novel that inspired the film based controversy over his claims of indigenous roots to learn English some filmmakers believe it’s high time that only indigenous director’s tell indigenous stories I’m actually kind of baffled to Cardinal is also in the lineup this year boy filmmaker Darlene to Ponce wrote and directed the film In Her First Nations community an indigenous filmmaker makes it especially if it’s from their own Community they already have that in that. Arians of being indigenous and and knowing that story earn the trust of the Inuit Community when Miranda first came North 6th or the possibility of making this film my first thought was who is this white lady and who the heck is she to be telling the story I was so inspired Chinese kids Miranda diponzio was that white lady by wasn’t Outsider I’m still an outsider and so I felt a real responsibility to make sure that we were telling a story respectfully film producers but says she’s not sure she direct the Grizzlies today given what she’s learned from indigenous storytellers I think it’s time for no wait filmmakers to step aside and I think it’s vastly important that we give more opportunities to indigenous and diverse filmmakers right now they’ll be the ones behind the lens of their own stories going forward to Shawna Reed CBC News Toronto earlier this season our Duncan McCue sat down with three indigenous filmmakers to talk about the importance of telling their own stories that conversation and now when the general public know so little about other cultures because it hasn’t been taught in our education system we’re at a point now that so many films have been made about us without us that they’re just telling the same story over and over again who are the creators are not who is on-screen and that means that throughout history 99% of all movies about indigenous people have not been made by us and we we deserve that opportunity as much as anyone else you can watch Duncan’s full National conversation on our YouTube page fighting for equal pay the split between urban and rural postal workers is also one that is mostly between men and mostly women we’re in such a separation with a group of people that we do the same work with we do feel very second class in the corporation a deal ever had and the reminder here you can and you should subscribe to our newsletter the national today takes you inside or journalism every afternoon it goes deeper on some of the top stories and highlights the story you might have messed subscribe at CBC News. CA / the National Catholic Church reject calls today for priests to be compelled to report child abuse revealed in confessionals the decision comes amid a tough week for the Catholic Church pressure is building to make sure of users are held to account just last week the pope was the issue during a visit to Ireland the effects of that kind of trauma can Ripple far and wide including family members of the abusers themselves tonight are CVC short talk introduces you to the daughter of anime working Lutheran Pastor currently serving a 29-year sentence for child sexual abuse her story is about giving a voice to those rarely heard from and asking a pretty difficult question how do you continue to love someone who has done such double sinks Sears between you and me people ask me all the time and I don’t know how to answer that but I can’t say that I love him and that it’s look someone who has done terrible things but the Terrible Things don’t undo the love I’m nervous every time I never I’ve never gone to not be nervous what I was thinking about in terms of going in actually is that there’s a possibility that something about our outfit might be wrong or like I’m hoping that maybe you too can stay in the parking lot until parking lot and walk up to this building here everyone will line up here out in front and we’ll go in cameras won’t be able to come in here and this is where the side of her officer appropriate if we have the documentation we need come back out to the parking lot but if we go through then immediately come out the side door and walk down a path will be in front of the electric razor wire 10 photos each other you can’t have any children every two years my entire life we went to the same Beach we did the same thing every year everything was ritualised what we a where we went to family photo we took all the Michael Kors or here 35 years who’s Easter and my mom called and she was crying and she told us something really bad happened and then the next thing you know hopefully unbelievable the first religious figure on the west coast that was going to be prosecuted the prosecution interviewed over a hundred fifty people from all of my dad’s congregations over the last 20 years some okay confiscated all of our childhood videos with a really scary time but I really remember if that time is has been trying to find more boys or more boys that would be a stronger case for a life sentence ultimately they were able to find it was just this one people asked you know how did you start talking about this and I say within a month of Our dating I started dealing with the sexual violence in my life dad went to jail for child sexual abuse telling the story about what happened in your life and I begin to offer these things that we’re going on currently in mind the only thing I remember from that conversation is you said it was only a shower my response to you was then in my case it was only a massage one of the most striking memories I have of this fractured feeling is at his sentencing at some point his lawyer said can everyone in the room who’s here for Michael score please stand up and three-quarters of the rooms tune up and I stood up because I was standing up for you because I loved you and I stared at loss of the boy who is in also in the room and I just like imagine like what would it feel like to be that mom who’s defending her son who’s a boy and two field 3 the room endorse this man’s character and it’s stuck with me in part 2 because like I was one of those people standing total sense of that instinct and looking around the room and looking at the faces of people who were there for that family sexual survivorship ribbons it felt very divided the room with the people with the ribbon over there for the kid and the people without the ribbons were there for my dad and I really felt this profound sense of but I also want sexual violence I’m not endorsing my father’s action he’s saying he’s guilty part of me wants to know do you have desire for adolescent boys you feel but then I want to know that I didn’t pick my clearness like what if you don’t pick your attraction to boy and I wonder if my orientation was truly oriented towards adolescent boy how hard that would be in life Cincinnati they broke in the sign are you saying that Sally is dying it’s hard to love someone who has done terrible things but the Terrible Things don’t undo the love to still crave connection just don’t want them to participate in my life to still love him don’t feel like there’s a lot of room in the world have that are you worried that this movies failing to do that yes Baby Bach was a shortened version of between you and me you can see the full version series it’s part of showcasing work from emerging filmmakers online just at the cbc.ca / short Docs AMA Nationals tonight Mexico’s Navy says it has detained a Canadian man in connection with a massive drug seizure reportedly sees 2.2 metric tons of cocaine from a boat off the coast of Oaxaca seven other people were also detect the only land route in and out of Churchill Manitoba is finally going to be restored by flooding in May 2017 and has been closed ever since it’s meant an increase in food and fuel cost for people living in that Northern Community but the federal government and that’s the day the line has been purchased and repairs are set to begin immediately criminal charges have been laid against the five Quebec teenagers for allegedly sharing sexually explicit images of classmates the students from a private school were arrested back in May when they were just well and teen years old charges include sexual assault extortion and possession of child pronography has been a settlement in a class-action lawsuit over the expiry of Aeroplan miles took aim at the company’s decision into cancel members accounts if there was no activity for 12 months under the proposed agreement set number of Aeroplan miles will be deposited into the accounts of eligible members but it’s not clear right now precisely how many and one of Josh Donaldson’s most memorable moments there are reports the night that the Toronto Blue Jays have traded the third baseman to the Cleveland so the deal isn’t official yet and it’s not clear what’s running gotten return Donaldson has only played 36 games this season missing almost a hundred due to injury Canada Post and the union representing are heading to arbitration they failed to reach a deal last night and for workers it’s a disappointing development in a long-standing pay Equity dispute Olivia stefanovic has that story for two decades Nancy giesen has been driving these rule roads delivering mail to people in the country and residential areas she’s one of 8000 Rural and Suburban letter carriers with Canada Post were mostly women and earn at least 25% less than their colleagues in the city for mostly males we do feel very second class in the corporation Urban workers receive an hourly rate Rule and Suburban workers pay is based mainly on the number of delivery don’t they make and how far they have to travel using their own Vehicles like parminderjeet Gill we’ve been treated we’ve been treated not equally last bring an arbitrator found both types of employees did the same job and set it line for the two sides to negotiate pain it’s been a long struggle frustrating that you’re so close close but not quite there yet a decision can be reached on how much employees should be compensated dating back to 2016 and what will be going forward now an arbitrator is preparing to impose a decision the crown Corporation declined an interview request but in an email statement sent to CBC News interim president and CEO Jessica McDonald rates pay Equity is a matter of basic human rights and its fundamental to the values of Canada Post we therefore welcome the upcoming arbitration ruling in anticipation of a settlement the postal service has built a 242 million-dollar laws into its latest quarterly results to cover costs although that number could be revised depending on the final outcome of arbitration Olivia stefanovic CBC News Regina still had our moment of the day is be moments that British prime minister Theresa May is having online and the best reaction from online and comparisons listen for visits can be tricky things for any leader but for British prime search a resume and it’s somewhere between a nightclub and a nightmare her fancy footwork is tonight’s moment earlier this week on her African tour with this attempt at dance near Cape Town in a few jokes at her expense but she just couldn’t help it double down yesterday in Kenya and some new moves not sure what you’d call that the brexit shuffle the English channel changer anyway social media has exploded with a series of hilarious parents with toddler’s will love the baby shark version Stephen something for those who love weird old Eurovision song of international dance diplomacy Rosie Perez then I have I have a little Unwritten rule that it that I tried to live by which is not to laugh at anyone else’s dancing because Lord knows it if I was in that situation I would not do any better and end Maybe I would even do worse not to laugh at politicians in case I want to interview them one day and you do not dance Maybe Barack Obama that’s the only one who’s got a better group for this Friday August 31stWelcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News
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