The National for Tuesday, Nov. 19 — University mental health crisis; cabinet details


(*)>>Adrienne: TONIGHT, CBC NEWS LEARNS KEY DETAILS ABOUT JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S MINORITY CABINET. WHO’S IN, WHO’S OUT, AND WHAT IT TELLS US ABOUT HOW HE’LL GOVERN.>>I WAS CONCERNED BY THE CALL. WHAT I HEARD WAS INAPPROPRIATE.>>Adrienne: WE’RE INSIDE THE HEARING ROOM AS THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY GETS ITS FIRST FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF THE PHONE CALL THAT STARTED IT ALL.>>IT WAS A CRISIS. A SYSTEM THAT IS FAILING US.>>Adrienne: A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS ON CANADA’S CAMPUSES. WE GO IN-DEPTH ON A SILENT EPIDEMIC.>>I FELT THAT I WAS STANDING IN BOILING OIL.>>Adrienne: AND SCARRED, MAYBE FOR LIFE, AFTER AN UNREGULATED HAIR REMOVAL PROCEDURE.>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*)>>>TONIGHT WE BEGIN TO LEARN HOW A DOWNSIZED LIBERAL GOVERNMENT WILL WIELD ITS POWER AND WHO WILL BE TRUSTED WITH ITS GREATEST CHALLENGES. SO RIGHT NOW IN OTTAWA, ANTICIPATION. THE CITY WILL BE KEENLY WATCHING AS THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT IS SWORN IN TOMORROW AND THE NEW CABINET IS REVEALED. THE PARLIAMENTARY RITUAL THAT WILL DEFINITELY DIFFER FROM THE LAST ONE. SO TOMORROW’S ANNOUNCEMENT COULD CERTAINLY LACK THE SWAGGER OF THE ONE FOUR YEARS AGO. JUSTIN TRUDEAU HAS SMALLER POCKETS FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE HIS TEAM AND HE NO LONGER HAS M.P.s IN EVERY PROVINCE. THE GOVERNMENT SOURCES HAVE BEEN VERY TIGHT-LIPPED BUT OUR REPORTERS HAVE PUSHED HARD TO BRING YOU THE BEST INFORMATION. SO HERE’S DAVID COCHRANE WITH WHAT WE’VE LEARNED ABOUT WHO’S WHO ON THE LIBERAL BENCH.>>MR. BLAIR, HOW ARE YOU?>>Reporter: HE’S SEEN AS THE FRONT-RUNNER TO BECOME CANADA’S NEXT PUBLIC SAFETY MINISTER. BUT IF THAT’S THE CASE, BILL BLAIR ISN’T SAYING ANYTHING.>>I’M JUST GOING TO WORK. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Reporter: GOING TO WORK AS WHAT?>>WELL, I’M HOPING TO BE SWORN IN TOMORROW AS A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT.>>Reporter: CBC NEWS HAS LEARNED THAT MANY OF THESE FACES ARE STAYING IN CABINET, SOME IN NEW ROLES. INCLUDING CHRYSTIA FREELAND, LEAVING FOREIGN AFFAIRS FOR A KEY DOMESTIC ROLE. THOUGHT TO BE A BEEFED UP INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS JOB. POSSIBLY DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, TASKED WITH MANAGING REGIONAL DIVISIONS REVEALED IN THE ELECTION. FREELAND’S REPLACEMENT IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS IS FRANÇOIS-PHILIPPE CHAMPAGNE, A LAWYER AND AN INTERNATIONAL TRADE SPECIALIST WITH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE ABROAD. THEY HEADLINE A LIST OF MINISTERS CHANGING ROLE. PABLO RODRIGUES IS LEAVING HERITAGE TO BE THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE LEADER, A CRITICAL ROLE IN A MINORITY PARLIAMENT. JONATHAN WILKINSON LEAVES FISHERIES FOR ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE. A DEPARTMENT AT THE CORE OF THIS GOVERNMENT’S AGENDA. AND SEAMUS O’REGAN IS EXPECTED TO STEP IN IN NATURAL RESOURCES. WITH NO LIBERALS IN ALBERTA OR SASKATCHEWAN IT GOES TO AN M.P. FROM OIL-PRODUCING NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR. SOURCES SAY THAT STEVEN GUL, A NEW QUÉBEC M.P., WILL BE THE NEW MINISTER OF HERITAGE. BUT WITH THE CABINET CONFIDENCE AT PLAY AND JOBS ON THE LINE, MOST LIBERALS ARE TIGHT-LIPPED.>>[indiscernible]>>I WILL SEE TOMORROW.>>Reporter: IF THE 2015 CABINET WAS ABOUT SIGNALLING CHANGE, INSIDERS SAY THAT THIS ONE IS ABOUT SIGNALLING CONFIDENCE AND GETTING DOWN TO WORK. THE ELECTION MAGNIFIED SOME DEEP POLITICAL FAULT LINES AND SENT A STRONG MESSAGE TO THE PRIME MINISTER. LIBERALS HOPE THAT THIS CABINET SHOWS CANADIANS THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU HEARS THAT MESSAGE LOUD AND CLEAR. DAVID COCHRANE, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Adrienne: AND SO VASSY KAPELOS, THE HOST OF “POWER & POLITICS” IS HERE TO SHED MORE LIGHT ON THIS. SO, VASSY, LET’S START WITH FREELAND’S MOVE AWAY FROM FOREIGN AFFAIRS. THAT IS THE BIG STORY HERE. WHAT DOES THAT TELL US?>>Reporter: IT REALLY IS THE BIG STORY. FREELAND WAS PROBABLY THE MOST SIGNIFICANT MINISTER IN CABINET OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS, IN CHARGE OF REALLY IMPORTANT FILES LIKE DONALD TRUMP, NAFTA CHINA, YOU NAME IT. HER MOVE TO A MORE DOMESTICALLY-MINDED FILE LIKE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER OR SOMETHING THAT ADDRESSES THE REGIONAL DISPARITIES IN THIS COUNTRY, REALLY SIGNIFIES THE DIRECTION THAT THIS GOVERNMENT IS GOING IN AND WHAT KIND OF PRIORITIES THEY’RE GOING TO PLACE ON DOMESTIC ISSUES, MORE SO THAN FOREIGN ONES.>>Adrienne: RIGHT. AND SO FOR THE CABINET OPERATING IN A MINORITY GOVERNMENT SITUATION, HOW DOES THAT CHANGE HOW IT WORKS?>>YEAH, THE CABINET MIGHT END UP LOOKING SIMILAR TO THE LAST FOUR YEARS, BUT IT WILL BE A LOT DIFFERENT. CHIEFLY BECAUSE THE MINISTERS WON’T JUST BE REACHING OUT TO CONSTITUENTS, BUT THEY’RE ALSO GOING TO HAVE TO REACH OUT TO THE OPPOSITION. THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT IN THIS MINORITY PARLIAMENT AS YOU’LL KNOW FROM THE ELECTION THAT THINGS AREN’T EXACTLY ROSY BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND THE LIBERALS. SO THEY WILL HAVE THEIR WORK CUT OUT FOR THEM IN THAT RESPECT. OPPOSITION PARTIES THOUGH WILL PROBABLY WANT TO GET ALONG FOR A LITTLE WHILE. NONE OF THEM AT THIS POINT ARE REALLY READY TO FORCE ANOTHER ELECTION, THIS SOON AT LEAST. ADRIENNE?>>Adrienne: WELL, MAKING FRIENDS. ALL RIGHT, VASSY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU.>>Adrienne: TOMORROW OUR TV COVERAGE OF THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT SWEARING-IN BEGINS AT NOON EASTERN TIME. VASSY WILL BE HOSTING FROM RIDEAU HALL AND DAVID COCHRANE IS THERE TO ROUND OUT THE ANALYSIS. AT NOON EASTERN TIME. VASSY WILL BE HOSTING FROM RIDEAU HALL AND DAVID COCHRANE IS THERE TO ROUND OUT THE ANALYSIS. WATCH IT LIVE ON CBC NEWS NETWORK OR ON CBC GEM.>>>A FIRST TODAY AT DONALD TRUMP’S IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. FOR THE FIRST TIME WE HEARD FROM PEOPLE WHO THEMSELVES HEARD THAT NOW INFAMOUS PHONE CALL BETWEEN TRUMP AND THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE.>>WHAT I HEARD WAS INAPPROPRIATE.>>I FOUND THE JULY 25th PHONE CALL UNUSUAL>>IT’S NOT WHAT WE RECOMMENDED THAT THE PRESIDENT DISCUSS.>>Adrienne: OF THE FOUR WITNESSES WHO TESTIFIED TODAY, THREE WERE IN THE SITUATION ROOM DURING THAT CALL AND HEARD TRUMP ASK FOR, QUOTE, “A FAVOUR THAT WOULD BENEFIT HIM PERSONALLY AND POLITICALLY.” JENNIFER WILLIAMS IS AN ADVISOR TO VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL A ALEXANDER VINDMAN SERVES ON THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL. AS DID TIM MORRISON, UNTIL HE RESIGNED JUST A COUPLE WEEKS AGO. ALSO TESTIFYING TODAY, KURT VOLKER, A FORMER SPECIAL ENVOY TO UKRAINE. NOW PAUL HUNTER IS ON CAPITOL HILL TONIGHT. EARLIER, PAUL, YOU WERE IN THAT ROOM AS THE WITNESSES TESTIFIED AND WERE VERY CLEARLY CHALLENGED?>>Reporter: YEAH, YOU KNOW, ALEX VINDMAN CAME HERE TODAY WITH ONE JOB — TO PUT INTO WORDS UNDER OATH, ON CAMERA, HIS ASSESSMENT OF WHAT HE HEARD FROM DONALD TRUMP. AND SO HE DID.>>FRANKLY, I COULDN’T BELIEVE WHAT I WAS HEARING. IT WAS PROBABLY AN ELEMENT OF SHOCK.>>Reporter: WEARING HIS MILITARY UNIFORM, ALEX VINDMAN COULDN’T HAVE BEEN MORE CLEAR IN HIS ASSESSMENT OF WHAT DONALD TRUMP DID.>>IT WAS INAPPROPRIATE, IT WAS IMPROPER FOR THE PRESIDENT TO REQUEST — TO DEMAND — AN INVESTIGATION INTO A POLITICAL OPPONENT, ESPECIALLY A FOREIGN POWER.>>Reporter: THAT’S AT THE HEART OF THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. DID TRUMP ABUSE THE POWER OF HIS OFFICE FOR HIS OWN POLITICAL GAIN BY LEVERAGING THE U.S. AID TO PRESSURE UKRAINE INTO INVESTIGATING TRUMP RIVAL JOE BIDEN?>>I PRIVATELY REPORTED MY CONCERNS IN OFFICIAL CHANNELS TO THE PROPER AUTHORITY IN THE CHAIN OF COMMAND.>>Reporter: AS A WHITE HOUSE EXPERT ON UKRAINE, VINDMAN WAS LISTENING IN ON THAT NOW INFAMOUS PHONE CALL BETWEEN TRUMP AND UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT ZELENSKY IN JULY. IN WHICH TRUMP PRESSED ZELENSKY WHILE NAMING BIDEN.>>WAS THERE ANY AMBIGUITY ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S USE OF THE WORD “BIDEN”?>>THERE WAS NOT.>>Reporter: REPUBLICANS COUNTERED BY QUESTIONING VINDMAN’S LOYALTY TO THE U.S. BORN IN UKRAINE, HIS FAMILY LATER FLED THE THEN SOVIET REPUBLIC FOR AMERICA.>>President Donald Trump: I DON’T VINDMAN AT ALL.>>Reporter: AT THE WHITE HOUSE, TRUMP LABELLED THE PROCEEDINGS A KANGAROO COURT. BUT VINDMAN WAS HAVING NONE OF IT. CHALLENGING THE CHARACTER OF WITNESSES, REPREHENSIBLE, HE SAID. AND WHEN A REPUBLICAN IGNORED HIS UNIFORM –>>MR. VINDMAN, YOU TESTIFIED IN YOUR DEPOSITION THAT YOU DID NOT KNOW THE WHISTLEBLOWER.>>Reporter: EVERYTHING THAT HE’S DONE HE SAID IS OUT OF DUTY TO COUNTRY, UNDERLINING THAT WITH A PERSONAL MESSAGE TO HIS OWN FATHER.>>DAD, I’M SITTING HERE TODAY IN THE U.S. CAPITOL…>>Reporter: SPEAKING OUT AGAINST ANY PRESIDENT, HE SAID, IS SOMETHING THEY’D NEVER DARE DO IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION. BUT THIS ISN’T THAT PLACE.>>… DO NOT WORRY. I WILL BE FINE FOR TELLING THE TRUTH.>>Reporter: AT ONE POINT, ADRIENNE, THE CROWD IN THAT ROOM APPLAUDED ALEX VINDMAN.>>Adrienne: SO, YOU KNOW, WATCHING IT ON TELEVISION IS ONE THING VERY CLEARLY. BUT WHAT’S IT LIKE IN THERE, PAUL?>>Reporter: YEAH, YOU KNOW, YOU SEE IT ON TV AND IT’S PRETTY POWERFUL STUFF. BUT IN PERSON, I’VE GOTTA TELL YOU THAT IT’S SOMETHING ELSE, RIGHT? I MEAN, ON ONE SIDE YOU’VE GOT LAWMAKERS WHO ARE DECIDING WHETHER TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT. AND ACROSS THE WAY, A TOP FLIGHT MILITARY OFFICIAL WHO ALSO HAPPENS TO WORK FOR THE WHITE HOUSE WHO IS SITTING THERE AND EFFECTIVELY IS RATTING ON THE PRESIDENT, RIGHT? BUT HE HIMSELF WILL POINT OUT THAT HE’S DOING IT FOR THE GOOD OF THE COUNTRY, RIGHT? SO YOU’RE SITTING THERE AND YOU’RE THINKING THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING — HISTORY, RIGHT? YOU CAN FEEL IT IN THE ROOM. AND THERE’S MORE TO COME TOMORROW.>>Adrienne: AND WE WILL SPEAK WITH YOU TOMORROW. THANKS, PAUL.>>Reporter: INDEED.>>Adrienne: AND HERE’S WHAT’S COMING UP TOMORROW. THREE MORE PEOPLE WILL TESTIFY, INCLUDING U.S. AMBASSADOR GORDON SONDLAND, A CENTRAL FIGURE IN ALL OF THIS. HIS CLOSED DOOR TESTIMONY HAS ALREADY MADE WAVES. HE FIRST SAID THAT HE DIDN’T RECALL TAKING PART IN ANY EFFORT TO ENCOURAGE AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE BIDENS. THEN JUST ABOUT TWO WEEKS LATER HE SAID THAT HE DID. ADDING TO THE DRAMA, SONDLAND AND TRUMP HAVE A HISTORY. SONDLAND DONATED A MILLION DOLLARS TO TRUMP’S INAUGURATION.>>>PICKET LINES WERE UP BEFORE THE SUN TODAY ACROSS THIS COUNTRY, ABOUT 3,200 C.N. RAIL WORKERS WENT ON STRIKE AFTER THE COMPANY AND THE UNION FAILED TO REACH A DEAL BY LAST NIGHT’S DEADLINE.>>WE DESERVE TO HAVE OUR VOICES HEARD.>>Adrienne: C.N. EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A CONTRACT SINCE JULY. THE UNION SAYS THAT THEY DIDN’T WALK OUT OVER WAGES, BUT OVER HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS, ESPECIALLY FATIGUE.>>THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE OPERATING WITHIN CANADA AT THE MOMENT WHO, IN FACT, SHOULD BE ARRESTED. DERAILMENT AND RAILWAY ACCIDENTS THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE BEEN ATTRIBUTED TO FATIGUE.>>Adrienne: C.N. SAYS THAT IT IS DISAPPOINTED WITH THE STRIKE ACTION. WHICH WILL RESULT IN A SIGNIFICANT DISRUPTION TO SERVICE. AND WE APOLOGISE TO OUR CUSTOMERS.>>Adrienne: THOSE CUSTOMERS, INCLUDING OIL AND MINING COMPANIES, ARE ESPECIALLY WORRIED THAT THEY CANNOT PAY THE BILLS IF THEY CAN’T GET THEIR FREIGHT TO MARKET. AS FOR FARMERS, THEY’RE HAVING A TOUGH YEAR AS IT IS. NOW AS CAMERON MacINTOSH TELLS US, JUST HOURS INTO THE STRIKE THEY ARE ALREADY LOSING MONEY.>>WE FARM APPROXIMATELY 4,000 ACRES.>>Reporter: ON KEVIN STOCK’S FARM JUST OUTSIDE OF WINNIPEG, THE SILENCE IS STRIKING. IT’S FALL AND ONLY THE DOG IS MOVING. AFTER A COLD, WET HARVEST, HIS CROP IS IN THE BIN, BUT WITHOUT RAIL TO MOVE IT, IT’S ALREADY GETTING HARDER TO SELL IT.>>YESTERDAY I COULD HAVE GOT .30 CENTS A BUSHEL MORE THAN TODAY. AND THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THE RAIL STRIKE.>>Reporter: GRAIN IS A BIG PART OF BUSINESS. LAST YEAR IT MOVED 27.5 MILLION METRIC TONNES. THIS FALL C.N. WAS MOVING MORE THAN 6,000 CARS A WEEK. ALL OF IT NOW STOPPED. ITS ONLY REAL COMPETITOR, C.P., CAN ONLY PICK UP A FRACTION OF THAT.>>WE CAN’T SHIP IT WHEN OUR CONTRACTS ARE CALLING FOR IT. IT SITS HERE AND I DON’T GET PAID.>>Reporter: FURTHER WEST, THE SAME WORRIES, THAT THIS YEAR’S CROP COULD BE STRANDED. JASON FARMS NEAR BENTLEY, ALBERTA.>>I’M MORE WORRIED ABOUT THE CONTRACTS THAT I HAVE IN PLACE FOR DELIVERY IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY. IF THIS STRIKE LOOMS FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.>>Reporter: IN A YEAR WHERE THE HARVEST HAS BEEN LATE BUT YIELDS ARE AROUND AVERAGE, THERE WAS ALREADY RISK OF A BACKLOG. NOW THAT COULD HAPPEN WITH OTHER COMMODITIES TOO, LIKE OIL.>>I THINK THERE IF THE STRIKE GOES ON MORE THAN A WEEK, WE SEE, IN FACT, THAT WE COULD SEE THE FINANCIAL RESULTS TO C.N. AND TO THE BROADER ECONOMY.>>Reporter: ALREADY THERE’S A SENSE OF URGENCY.>>WE SENT A LETTER TO C.N. THAT THEY WOULD, YOU KNOW, GET BACK TO THE BARGAINING TABLE AND COME TO A QUICK RESOLVE ON THIS. IF NOT, WE’D ASK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO INTERVENE.>>Reporter: PRESSURE ON OTTAWA WILL INCREASE WITH EACH PASSING DAY. STOTT RECOGNIZES THAT THE ISSUES ARE SENSITIVE.>>YOU HATE GETTING THE CENTRAL SERVICE FORCED TO RUN IF IT IS TRULY A SAFETY ISSUE.>>Reporter: WITH C.N. AND C.P. HAVING A VIRTUAL LOCK ON GRAIN TRANSPORTATION, THERE’S A LOT RIDING ON AN EARLY SETTLEMENT, BOTH ON THE PICKET LINE AND OFF. CAMERON MacINTOSH, CBC NEWS, NEAR NIVERVILLE, MANITOBA.>>Adrienne: TEMPERS SERIOUSLY FLARED INSIDE OF ALBERTA’S LEGISLATURE TODAY. IN THE END THE OPPOSITION LEADER AND THE FORMER PREMIER RACHEL NOTLEY GOT KICKED OUT. SHE AND HER PARTY ARE FURIOUS OVER THE LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ESSENTIALLY FIRE THE PROVINCE’S ELECTION COMMISSIONER WHILE HE’S INVESTIGATING THE GOVERNING PARTY’S 2017 LEADERSHIP RACE. RAFFY BOUDJIKANIAN TAKES US THROUGH IT.>>THE PREMIER IS USING THE POWER OF HIS OFFICE TO POLITICALLY PREVENT INVESTIGATIONS INTO FRAUD…>>Reporter: N.D.P. LEADER RACHEL NOTLEY WENT HARD AT THE UNITED CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT TODAY. BUT IT WAS THIS THAT GOT HER KICKED OUT OF THE LEGISLATURE…>>THE HOUSE LEADER IS MISLEADING THE HOUSE…>>Reporter: THAT KIND OF LANGUAGE IS NOT ALLOWED. NOTLEY WAS ASKED TO APOLOGISE AND REFUSED. AND SO –>>RACHEL NOTLEY, YOU ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED TO BE IN THE ASSEMBLY FOR THE REST OF THE DAY.>>Reporter: AT ISSUE? THE PROPOSED FIRING OF THIS MAN, ALBERTA’S ELECTION COMMISSIONER LOREN GIBSON. HE’S INVESTIGATING THE LEADERSHIP RACE IN 2017. IT’S ALLEGED THAT CANDIDATES CONSPIRED TO ELIMINATE ONE OF JASON KENNEY’S KEY LEADERSHIP RIVALS. GIBSON HAS HIT 15 PEOPLE WITH HE’S INVESTIGATING THE LEADERSHIP RACE IN 2017. IT’S ALLEGED THAT CANDIDATES CONSPIRED TO ELIMINATE ONE OF JASON KENNEY’S KEY LEADERSHIP RIVALS. GIBSON HAS HIT 15 PEOPLE WITH MORE THAN $200,000 IN FINES SO FAR. BUT PROPOSED GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION WOULD SEE HIS POSITION ELIMINATED AND HIS RESPONSIBILITIES HANDED ELSEWHERE.>>THE RIGHT DECISIONS WILL BE MADE IN TERMS OF CONTINUING WITH THOSE INVESTIGATIONS.>>Reporter: THE PROVINCE SAYS THAT IT’S NOT POLITICAL INTERFERENCE.>>RESTRUCTURING IS ABOUT FINDING EFFICIENCIES AND ENSURING THAT WE HAVE THE MOST DEFENSIBLE PROCESS AND STRUCTURE GOING FORWARD.>>Reporter: THE OPPOSITION ISN’T BUYING IT.>>IT’S A MUCH BIGGER ISSUE THAN PARLIAMENTARY LANGUAGE. THIS IS ABOUT PARLIAMENTARY EXISTENCE. THIS IS ABOUT HOW YOU GET INTO THE LEGISLATURE, AND FOLLOWING THE RULES TO GET THERE.>>Reporter: PREMIER JASON KENNEY IS OUT OF THE COUNTRY. THE N.D.P. IS ASKING THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR TO INTERVENE TO STOP THE LEGISLATION. AN EXTRAORDINARY AND AN EXTREMELY RARE MEASURE. SO FAR SHE’S NOT SAYING ANYTHING. RAFFY BOUDJIKANIAN, CBC NEWS, EDMONTON.>>Adrienne: IN HONG KONG, WHERE IT IS ALREADY WEDNESDAY, A TENSE WAIT AS PROTESTERS REMAIN HOLED UP INSIDE OF THE UNIVERSITY THERE AND POLICE REMAIN OUTSIDE. AS TINA LOVGREEN TELLS US, THIS LATEST ESCALATION INTO THE MONTHS LONG UNREST HAS PEOPLE IN CANADA WORRIED AND TAKING ACTION.>>Reporter: AFTER THREE DAYS OF BEING STUCK IN HONG KONG’S POLYTECHNIQUE UNIVERSITY, PROTESTERS ARE TIRED, INJURED AND RUNNING OUT OF SUPPLIES.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: DESPERATE TO LEAVE BUT ALSO TO AVOID ARREST. SOME ARE TRYING TO CRAWL THROUGH NARROW SEWERS TO GET OUT. EVEN SOME MEDICS HAVE GIVEN UP.>>WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH FOOD, ENOUGH WATER AND ALSO ENOUGH FIRST AID. SO WE’RE DONE. WE’VE COMPLETED OUR DUTY.>>Reporter: SHE SAYS THAT SOME DEMONSTRATORS NEED TO BE TREATED IN HOSPITAL BUT ARE TOO AFRAID TO LEAVE. GLOBAL AFFAIRS SAYS THEY’RE AWARE OF THE CANADIANS AFFECTED AND IT’S PROVIDING ASSISTANCE. OUTSIDE POLICE WAIT OUT THE PROTESTERS. MORE THAN A THOUSAND HAVE ALREADY BEEN ARRESTED. PARENTS AND SUPPORTERS GATHERING.>>MANY OF THEM ARE TRYING TO STATION THERE. THEY ARE REALLY WILLING TO DIE FOR THAT. IT’S REALLY HEARTBREAKING.>>Reporter: THIS ACTIVIST HAS BEEN IN TOUCH WITH THE DEMONSTRATORS INSIDE OF THE UNIVERSITY FROM HER HOME IN TORONTO.>>MANY STUDENTS HAVE ALREADY DEVELOPED HYPOTHERMIA AND IT’S A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: IN THE SIX MONTHS OF UNREST IN HONG KONG, THE LAST 10 DAYS HAVE BEEN THE MOST INTENSE. AS THE DEMONSTRATORS CALL FOR FREE ELECTIONS AND OTHER MAJOR REFORMS. AND IN JUST DAYS, ANOTHER BIG MOMENT. HONG KONGERS WILL HEAD TO THE BALLOT BOXES FOR DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTIONS, THE FIRST VOTE SINCE PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTS STARTED. THIS 24-YEAR-OLD WHO IS FROM HONG KONG BUT LIVES IN VANCOUVER IS SO WORRIED ABOUT THE FUTURE THERE THAT SHE’S FLYING IN TO CAST HER BALLOT.>>I DON’T EVEN KNOW IF I’M GOING TO GET ARRESTED FOR GOING OUT ON THE STREET. BUT I THINK THAT IT’S THE RESPONSIBILITY, THE FEELING THAT I GOT FROM SEEING THE NEWS. I FEEL LIKE THAT TRUMPS ALL OVER MY FEAR, AND A LOT OF MY UNCERTAINTY THAT I FEEL THAT I STILL NEED TO GO.>>Reporter: BUT THERE ARE RUMOURS THAT THE ELECTION SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY MIGHT BE DELAYED, WHICH MIGHT JUST ADD MORE FUEL TO THE FIRE. TINA LOVGREEN, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Adrienne: LOTS MORE NEWS AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL.”>>>NEXT, AN UPDATE ON A CBC NEWS INVESTIGATION. HELD IN TURKEY FOR MONTHS ON A SUSPICION THAT HE AND HIS WIFE WERE TRYING TO JOIN ISIS, TONIGHT POLICE IN CANADA HAVE PLACED CONDITIONS ON HIS FREEDOM.>>>AND, LATER, SUICIDE HAS BECOME A SILENT EPIDEMIC AT CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES, BUT NOW STUDENTS ARE DEMANDING HELP.>>Ian: AND HERE IN VANCOUVER WE’RE TRACKING A NUMBER OF STORIES, INCLUDING THIS ONE. A BRAWL SHARED ON SOCIAL MEDIA. BUT GOING VIRAL HAS ALSO>>Adrienne: WELCOME BACK. THERE ARE SOME NEW DEVELOPMENTS TONIGHT IN A STORY THAT WE BROKE HERE LAST MONTH ABOUT A CANADIAN HUSBAND AND WIFE, DETAINED IN TURKEY, SUSPECTED OF TRYING TO JOIN ISIS. THEY WERE RELEASED WITHOUT CHARGES AND CAME BACK TO CANADA, BUT NOW AS KATIE NICHOLSON REPORTS, POLICE HERE ARE TAKING ACTION AGAINST ONE OF THEM.>>Reporter: IT STARTED WITH A TRIP TO TURKEY AND ENDED WITH A THREE-MONTH DETENTION. ON A COUCHSURFING WEBSITE, IKAR MAO SAID HE AND HIS WIFE WANTED TO LEARN ARABIC AND TURKISH AND WERE LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO STAY. THE AUTHORITIES BELIEVED OTHERWISE AND ARRESTED THE COUPLE NEAR THE SYRIAN BORDER ON SUSPICION OF TERROR RELATED ACTIVITY. MAO AND HIS WIFE RETURNED TO CANADA IN OCTOBER. NO CONVICTIONS, WITHOUT CHARGES. BUT LAST WEEK A CHANGE. ACCORDING TO A PROVISION RECOGNIZANCE DOCUMENT THAT CITES A FEAR OF TERRORISM OFFENSE, MAO HAS AGREED TO ABIDE BY 19 CONDITIONS, INCLUDING WEARING A G.P.S. MONITORING BRACELET AND SURRENDERING HIS PASSPORT AND REMAINING IN ONTARIO, FOLLOWING A CURFEW AND RESTRICTED INTERNET ACCESS, AND NOT ASSOCIATING OR COMMUNICATING WITH ANYONE INVOLVED IN TERRORIST ACTIVITY.>>THAT’S INTERESTING.>>Reporter: RABINE SHAIK IS A FORMER TERRORISM OPERATIVE. HE SAYS THAT THOSE CONDITIONS ARE TYPICAL IN A CASE WHERE THERE ARE TERROR-RELATED CONCERNS, BUT IT CAN BE HARD FOR THE AUTHORITIES TO MAKE SURE THEY’RE ALL MET.>>YOU CAN GET A BURNER PHONE AND YOU CAN GO TO TOWN AND CONTINUE THAT. SO THE QUESTION IS GOING TO BE, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO POLICE THAT?>>Reporter: SHAIK SAYS THAT THERE’S QUESTIONS AROUND THE COUPLE’S DETENTION IN TURKEY.>>AND SO I THINK THAT THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT REALISED THAT SINCE WE’RE MOVING TOWARDS DEPORTATIONS ANYWAY, LET’S JUST GET RID OF THIS COUPLE THAT WE HAVE ON OUR HANDS NOW. DEPORTATIONS ANYWAY, LET’S JUST GET RID OF THIS COUPLE THAT WE HAVE ON OUR HANDS NOW.>>Reporter: IN A STATEMENT THE RCMP CONFIRMED THAT THE MATTER IS AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION AND SAID THAT IT WASN’T IN A POSITION TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. IT ADDED, “WE CAN TELL YOU THAT THE RCMP WANTS TO REASSURE THE CITIZENS OF THE GREATER TORONTO AREA, AND ALL CANADIANS, THAT OUR PRIMARY FOCUS IS THE SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC AT ALL TIMES. WE DO SO WITH THE ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT OF OUR LOCAL PARTNERS.” MAO’S LAWYER DECLINED COMMENT. AS FOR IKAR MAO, HE WILL BE BACK IN COURT IN DECEMBER. KATIE NICHOLSON, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Adrienne: SO LET’S GO TO OUR NATIONAL NEWSROOM IN VANCOUVER WHERE IAN IS WATCHING STORIES FROM ACROSS CANADA TONIGHT.>>Ian: AND, ADRIENNE, LET’S START WITH ANOTHER SETBACK FOR THE COUNTRY’S NEWSPAPER INDUSTRY. THE “TORONTO STAR” IS ANNOUNCING THAT IT’S SHUTTING DOWN ITS “STAR METRO COMMUTER” NEWSPAPERS. THAT MEANS CUTS OF MORE THAN 70 JOBS ACROSS CANADA. THE COMMUTER PAPERS WERE PUBLISHED IN VANCOUVER, TORONTO, EDMONTON, CALGARY AND HALIFAX. “THE STAR” SAYS THAT THE FINAL EDITIONS WILL BE PUBLISHED ON DECEMBER 20th. THE COMPANY SAYS THAT IT’S GOING DIGITAL ONLY OUTSIDE OF ONTARIO AS MORE READERS ARE USING THEIR ELECTRONIC DEVICES TO GET NEWS ON THEIR WAY TO WORK.>>>POLICE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA SAY THAT AN INVESTIGATION INTO TWO METRO VANCOUVER BRAWLS CAPTURED ON A VIRAL VIDEO HAVE LED TO THE DEPORTATION OF THREE MEN. THEY’RE IN CONNECTION TO THIS BRAWL IN A SURREY STRIP MALL LAST AUGUST, THAT IS ABOUT AN HOUR EAST OF VANCOUVER. A SECOND VIOLENT VIDEO FROM A NEARBY PARKING LOT SURFACED JUST LAST WEEK. THE RCMP SAYS THAT IT HAS BEEN LOOKING INTO 50 INDIVIDUALS CONNECTED TO THE TWO INCIDENTS AND THEY’RE CURRENTLY REVIEWING THE STATUS OF THREE OTHERS INVOLVED IN THE ALTERCATIONS.>>>AND “HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA” HOST RON McLEAN ANSWERED SOME QUESTIONS TODAY ABOUT DON CHERRY’S CONTROVERSIAL DISMISSAL FROM THE SHOW. AFTER CRITICISING, QUOTE, “YOU PEOPLE WHO COME HERE FOR NOT WEARING POPPIES.”>>HE KNOWS THAT HE PROJECTED AN IDEA, AN ATTITUDE, OR A BEHAVIOUR ON SOMEONE. AND HE KNOWS, I FEEL THAT IN WHAT I’VE LISTENED TO, THAT HE’S TRYING NOW TO ADMIT TO THAT.>>Ian: McLEAN MADE THOSE COMMENTS BEFORE RECEIVING AN HONOURARY DEGREE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. McLEAN SAID THAT HE COULD HAVE HANDLED HIS OWN ON-AIR APOLOGY BETTER AND THAT CHERRY SENT HIM AN EMAIL AND THAT CHERRY IS STILL UPSET.>>>THE RAPE INVESTIGATION INVOLVING JULIAN ASSANGE HAS BEEN DROPPED. THAT’S ONE OF THE INTERNATIONAL STORIES THAT WE’LL HAVE FOR YOU IN 20 MINUTES.>>Adrienne: AND LOTS MORE STILL AHEAD ON TONIGHT’S “NATIONAL,” INCLUDING THE STORY OF THE SECONDHAND SCORE. WHY SHOPPING AT THRIFT STORES HAS BECOME VERY FASHIONABLE.>>>BUT, NEXT, A WARNING ABOUT LASER HAIR REMOVAL. A VANCOUVER WOMAN SAYS THAT THE PROCEDURE LEFT HER LEGS LOOKING LIKE THIS.>>Adrienne: A VANCOUVER WOMAN IS CALLING FOR MORE REGULATION OF THE BEAUTY SERVICES INDUSTRY AFTER SHE PAID — GET THIS — $7,000 FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL THAT SHE SAYS THAT HAD DAMAGING RESULTS. AS ANDREA ROSS SHOWS US, SHE NOW HAS SCARS ALL OVER HER LOWER BODY AND SHE SAYS THAT SHE’S TAKING THE COMPANY TO COURT.>>I FELT THAT I WAS STANDING IN BOILING OIL.>>Reporter: DANIELLE NADEAU HAD HAIR REMOVAL DONE MORE THAN SIX TIMES BUT DURING AN APPOINTMENT LAST JUNE, SOMETHING WENT WRONG.>>THE PAIN WAS SEVERE AT THE TIME.>>Reporter: SHE SAID THAT SHE TOLD THE TECHNICIAN BUT SHE JUST KEPT WORKING. SHE WENT HOME WITH NICKEL-SIZED MARKS COVERING HER LEGS AND GROIN. A DERMATOLOGIST TOLD HER THAT THEY MIGHT NEVER GO AWAY.>>AND I WAS TRYING TO BE POSITIVE AND HOPE FOR IT. AND I’M AROUND THE FIVE-MONTH MARK AND I’M NOT SEEING IMPROVEMENT. I’M STARTING TO FEEL MORE SKEPTICAL THAT I’LL SEE A FULL RECOVERY ON THEM.>>Reporter: NADEAU IS AN EXOTIC DANCER AND HER CONFIDENCE AND FINANCES HAVE TAKEN A HIT.>>AND SOMEONE COMMENTS AND SAYS WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR LEGS, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR SKIN?>>Reporter: NADEAU IS SUING IDEAL IMAGE, THE COMPANY THAT DID THE PROCEDURE. THE COMPANY SAYS THAT ADVERSE REACTIONS CAN HAPPEN AND IT’S LOOKING INTO HER CASE. IN A STATEMENT ITS MEDICAL DIRECTOR SAYS THAT CLIENT HEALTH AND SAFETY IS A TOP PRIORITY. SOME PROFESSIONALS SAY THAT INJURIES LIKE NADEAU’S ARE RARE, BUT THEY CAN HAPPEN IN B.C.’S UNREGULATED BEAUTY INDUSTRY. NO FORMAL TRAINING IS REQUIRED IN THE PROVINCE FOR A WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES, INCLUDING NAIL ART, HAIRSTYLING AND LASER HAIR REMOVAL.>>IT REALLY IS THE WILD WEST OUT THERE RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: ONE BEAUTY INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL SAYS THAT IT SHOULDN’T BE UP TO CUSTOMERS TO KNOW THAT THEY’RE IN GOOD HANDS.>>IF THERE WAS MANDATORY TESTING AND CERTIFICATION FOR THESE INDUSTRIES, SOME OF THESE INJURIES YOU WOULD NOT BE SEEING OR THERE WOULD BE A REDUCTION IN THEM.>>Reporter: UNTIL THEN SHE SAYS THAT ANYONE BOOKING A BEAUTY SERVICE SHOULD DO THEIR RESEARCH.>>DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK ABOUT THE TYPE OF MACHINE THEY ARE USING AND LOOK THAT UP ONLINE. AND ASK WHAT SORT OF CERTIFICATIONS OR TRAINING THEY HAD.>>Reporter: ADVICE THAT NADEAU WISHES SHE HAD HEARD. ANDREA ROSS, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Adrienne: WE HAVE TO TAKE A SHORT BREAK. BUT NEXT… A GROWING CRISIS AT CANADIAN YESTERDAYS. THE EXPLODING NEED FOR MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS FOR STUDENTS. WE GO IN-DEPTH. WE’RE BACK IN TWO MINUTES. (*)>>Adrienne: WELCOME BACK. ONE OF CANADA’S LARGEST AND WEALTHIEST UNIVERSITIES HAS A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS ON ITS HANDS. LAST WEEK WE BROUGHT YOU THE STORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENT WHO SOUGHT HELP FOR SUICIDAL THOUGHTS AND WOUND UP BEING LED THROUGH CAMPUS IN HANDCUFFS. SHE SAYS THAT SHE WAS TRAUMATIZED AND FELT LIKE A CRIMINAL. AND WE KNOW THAT SHE’S NOT THE ONLY ONE TO FEEL LETDOWN BY THE SYSTEM. SO TONIGHT, IOANNA ROUMELIOTIS GOES IN-DEPTH WITH A GROUP OF STUDENT ACTIVISTS FIGHTING FOR CHANGE.>>IF YOU’RE FINISHING A SIGN, DO IT IN THE NEXT TWO MINUTES.>>Reporter: THIS WAS JUST DAYS AFTER THE MOST RECENT SUICIDE, IN THE SAME BUILDING WHERE THAT LIFE ENDED. THE OUTREACH IS RAW. SO IS THE GRIEF.>>THERE’S ANGER HERE, FOR SURE. BUT FIRST WE HAVE TO RIDICULOUS SEAL THAT. ALL OF THIS SUFFERING IS SO NEEDLESS AND SO EASY TO FIX. BUT FOR SOME REASON IT JUST DOESN’T HAPPEN.>>OKAY, GO.>>Reporter: TRAGEDY IS FUELLING THIS MOVEMENT. FOUR STUDENT SUICIDES IN THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF ALONE. CRIES FOR HELP, AND NOW CALLS FOR ACTION.>>[CHANTS] (*)>>Reporter: THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO IS NOT ALONE IN THIS. ON CAMPUSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, STUDENTS ARE REPORTING SKYROCKETING RATES OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION. BUT THE SPOTLIGHT IS HERE BECAUSE AT U OF T –>>IMAGINE IF IT WAS ONE OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS…>>Reporter: STUDENTS ARE GIVING A SILENT EPIDEMIC A VOICE.>>TOGETHER WE ARE UNITED AND WE’LL NEVER BE DEFEATED.>>THE UNIVERSITY HAS A CRISIS IN MENTAL HEALTH. AND I DON’T SEE THIS LIGHTLY. IT IS LITERALLY, WE ALL THINK THAT WE’RE GOING THROUGH THIS ALONE UNTIL ONE OF US STARTS TO SPEAK UP. AND THEN HALF OF US HAVE GONE THROUGH IT. (*)>>Reporter: SHE HAS BATTLED DEPRESSION SINCE HER EARLY YEARS AS A COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJOR. SHE SAYS THAT IT’S HER DUTY TO SPEAK UP FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T, INCLUDING THE ONES WHO DIED HERE IN HER DEPARTMENT’S BUILDING. AFTER THE THIRD SUICIDE HERE, THE UNIVERSITY INSTALLED BARRIERS IN EXPOSED AREAS. AND IT’S A MOVE THEY SAY THEY REGRET NOT DOING SOONER. IF THE LOBBY, SILENT REPRIMAND AND URGENT DEMANDS.>>I OWE IT AS SOMEONE WHO IS STILL AROUND AND SEEING THE VERY REAL HUMAN COST, YOU KNOW, OF THIS NEGLIGENCE, TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.>>Reporter: VICTORIA LEAL BARELY MADE IT OUT OF SCHOOL ALIVE.>>EVERY WAKING MOMENT OF EVERY DAY I WAS LIKE, KILL YOURSELF, KILL YOURSELF, KILL YOURSELF.>>Reporter: FOUR YEARS AGO THE RECENT GRAD REACHED OUT FOR HELP ON CAMPUS. IT TOOK SIX WEEKS TO GET INTO GROUP THERAPY. SHORTLY AFTER VICTORIA TRIED TO KILL HERSELF AFTER A NIGHT OF DRINKING.>>BECAUSE I HAD BEEN IMPULSIVE, I SCARED PIEZ. THAT’S WHY I WENT IN FOR HELP INSTEAD OF TRYING IT MYSELF.>>Reporter: VICTORIA WAS PUT ON A PRIORITY LIST FOR ONE-ON-ONE COUNSELLING. TOO OVERWHELMED TO DO ANYTHING ELSE, SHE WAITED.>>NO CLUE EXACTLY HOW LONG THAT LIST WAS, OR, YOU KNOW, I HAD BEEN TOLD THAT YOU’LL HEAR WITHIN TWO WEEKS FOR A CALL. WHICH THEN SCHEDULED AN APPOINTMENT, ANOTHER TWO, THREE, HOWEVER MANY WEEKS LATER.>>Reporter: SHE ENDED UP WAITING FOUR WEEKS TO SEE A THERAPIST ON HER OWN. AND THERE ARE MANY STORIES LIKE HERS ON CAMPUS.>>IT CONCERNS ME, IT WORRIES ME, IT KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT. IT AFFECTS ME QUITE PERSONALLY.>>Reporter: SANDY WELSH IS THE UNIVERSITY’S VICE PROVOST AND OVERSEES THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTRES THAT RUN MOST COUNSELLING SERVICES.>>MENTAL HEALTH AND THE ABILITY OF OUR STUDENTS TO THRIVE ON OUR CAMPUS, THAT’S A PRIORITY.>>Reporter: AFTER THE RECENT SPIKE IN SUICIDES, THE UNIVERSITY SPENT AN EXTRA $3 MILLION TO BOOST COUNSELLING SERVICES OVERALL. AND ARE TRYING TO SEE URGENT CASES MORE QUICKLY.>>SOMEONE IS TALKING TO THEM IN THAT INITIAL MOMENT, WHO IS ABLE TO COUNSEL THEM, AND IS ABLE TO PROVIDE THEM WITH SUPPORT. AND IT’S IMPORTANT TO GET — TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS THAT THE STUDENT IS EXPERIENCING. SO THAT WE CAN HELP TO DETERMINE THE KIND OF CARE THAT WE NEED TO BE PROVIDING AND THE COUNSELING THAT WE NEED TO BE PROVIDING GOING FORWARD.>>Reporter: THE INTAKE FOR CRITICAL CASES MAY BE FASTER NOW. BUT AFTER THAT ASSESSMENT, WHAT’S NOT CLEAR IS HOW LONG IS THE WAIT LIST. WE DIDN’T GET A STRAIGHT ANSWER. SO, UNDERSTANDABLY, THERE’S GOING TO BE A RANGE OF CASES AND A RANGE OF WAIT LISTS. HOW LONG TO GET COUNSELLING SERVICES, FOR EXAMPLE?>>WHEN A STUDENT NEEDS CARE WE ARE LOOKING AT WHAT IS THE URGENCY AND WHAT DO THEY NEED IN TERMS OF HOW CAN WE SUPPORT THEM. WE ALSO HAVE EXPANDED THE COUNSELLORS IN OUR ACADEMIC DIVISION, SO THAT THE STUDENTS CAN HAVE ACCESS TO THOSE COUNSELLORS AS WELL.>>Reporter: SO, AGAIN, WHAT IS THE RANGE OF WAITING?>>THE RANGE OF WAITING REALLY VARIES BY INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS AND INDIVIDUAL CASES. WE WOULD PREFER THAT THERE’S ABSOLUTELY NO WAIT LIST, AND WE’RE DOING OUR BEST TO SEE STUDENTS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.>>I ABSOLUTELY THANK WE NEED TO BE MORE DEMANDING SIGNIFICANT PROGRAMME CHANGES.>>Reporter: THE UNIVERSITY WON’T SAY HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE WAITING FOR CARE AND FOR HOW LONG. BUT THERE ARE ANECDOTES. THE STUDENT GROUP BEHIND THE ACTION, THE MENTAL HEALTH POLICY COUNCIL, SAYS THAT IT CONSULTED WITH HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS WHO REPORTED WAITING WEEKS AND EVEN MONTHS FOR HELP.>>IT’S NOT FAIR FOR ANYONE WHO TO GO THROUGH THAT.>>Reporter: AND SO THE PRESSURE MOUNTS. THE GROUP WAS CAUGHT ON VIDEO DISRUPTING A RECENT UNIVERSITY FAIR TO WARN OFF THE PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS. AND THEN A SIT-IN AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT’S OFFICE.>>PLEASE, MAKE IT EASIER FOR SOMEONE TO GET THE MATERIAL HELP HERE.>>Reporter: AND SWARMED SEVERAL GOVERNING COUNCIL MEETINGS.>>THE COST IS TOO HIGH, FAR TOO HIGH.>>Reporter: AND CONTINUES TO HOLD REGULAR RALLIES. SHAHIN SAYS THAT WAIT LISTS AREN’T THE ONLY BARRIERS.>>JUST TODAY, LITERALLY BEFORE COMING TO THIS RALLY, I WENT TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS FOR A SAME-DAY APPOINTMENT. I WAITED TWO HOURS TO SEE SOMEBODY AFTER I WAS GIVEN A SPECIFIC TIME TO COME IN. AND THEN I HAD TO LEAVE BECAUSE I NEED TO GO TO WORK THEY SAID WE’LL CHARGE YOU IF YOU LEAVE NOW BECAUSE YOU LEFT WITHOUT SEEING A DOCTOR. THAT IS TECHNICALLY A MISSED APPOINTMENT. THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.>>WE ARE NOT CHARGING A FEE LIKE THAT AS FAR AS I KNOW.>>Reporter: THIS WAS A COUPLE WEEKS AGO.>>THEN I NEED TO BE LOOKING INTO THAT. AND THOSE ARE THE KIND OF THINGS THAT WE’RE LOOKING AT.>>Reporter: THE UNIVERSITY HAS SET UP A MENTAL HEALTH TASK FORCE TO LOOK FOR SOLUTIONS. ONE OF THE BIG ISSUES — THE NUMBER OF COUNSELLORS.>>YOU HAVE 90 COUNSELLORS AND YOU HAVE CLOSE TO 90,000. DO YOU THINK THAT IS ENOUGH?>>WE COULD ALWAYS DO MORE.>>Reporter: WHY NOT JUST BOOST THE NUMBER OF COUNSELLORS RIGHT AWAY?>>WE’RE WORKING HARD TO DO THAT. WE HAVE ADDED ADDITIONAL COUNSELLORS AND THAT’S ALSO WHAT — WHY WE NEED TO WORK WITH THE PROVINCE AND WE ALSO NEED HELP. WE NEED HELP TO HAVE RESOURCES IN ORDER TO MEET THE NEED OF OUR STUDENTS.>>SO BEFORE COMING TO UNIVERSITY I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A BUNCH OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, A LEARNING DISABILITY, AND ADHD.>>Reporter: YUSIF IS A FIRST-YEAR STUDENT FROM VIRGINIA. HE GOT ON A WAIT LIST, BUT BAILED WHEN THE FRIENDS WARNED HIM IF HE ASKS FOR HELP HE COULD BE ASKED TO LEAVE.>>I WAS SO AFRAID THAT I WAS GOING TO GET KICKED OUT OF SCHOOL. BECAUSE SINCE I AM AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT, MY VISA HAD SAID IF I’M NOT STUDYING, I CAN’T BE IN THIS COUNTRY. SO IF I DO GET KICKED OUT OF SCHOOL, I WILL HAVE IMMIGRATION KNOCKING ON MY DOOR SAYING THAT I CANNOT BE HERE. THAT MADE MY MENTAL HEALTH A LOT WORSE.>>Reporter: HE’S AFRAID THAT HE’LL BE FORCED TO LEAVE SCHOOL IF HE’S DEEMED A THREAT TO HIMSELF OR OTHERS. THE UNIVERSITY HAS PLACED EIGHT STUDENTS IN LEAVE IN THE LAST YEAR. ACTS OF COMPASSION, IT INSISTS THAT GIVES STUDENTS A CHANCE TO GET WELL WITHOUT ACADEMIC PENALTY. BUT THE POTENTIAL TO ISOLATE FRAGILE STUDENTS EVEN MORE IS UNDER SCRUTINY BY THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION.>>THERE ARE STUDENTS SAYING THAT THEY’RE AFRAID TO REACH OUT AND THESE ARE VULNERABLE STUDENTS.>>I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE’S A PERCEPTION PROBLEM ABOUT THE POLICY.>>Reporter: ARE YOU PLANNING ON TO DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THAT?>>WE ARE WORKING ON THAT. IT IS A PROCESS. IT’S NOT JUST A MANDATED LEAVE. AND IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE DO THE WORK SO THAT STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THAT.>>Reporter: BUT YUSIF DOESN’T TRUST THE OUTCOME. HE CAN’T AFFORD HELP OFF-CAMPUS SO HE’S RELYING ON HIS NEW FRIENDS FOR SUPPORT.>>* LOOK AT ME >>Reporter: AS FOR VICTORIA, SHE EVENTUALLY DID GET COUNSELLING ON CAMPUS AND SAYS THAT IT SET HER ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY. MUSIC HAS ALSO BEEN A FORM OF THERAPY TOO. HER TATTOO, A MUSIC NOTE, AND NEXT TO IT A SEMICOLON, THAT SIGNALS THAT SHE’S A SURVIVOR. (*)>>I GOT VERY LUCKY. NOT EVERYONE GETS THAT LUCKY, BUT IT SHOULDN’T BE ABOUT LUCK. IT’S CLEAR THAT THIS ISN’T AN ISOLATED INCIDENT OR AN ISOLATED COUPLE OF SITUATIONS. THIS IS A CRISIS THAT’S ONGOING BECAUSE OF A SYSTEM THAT IS FAILING US.>>Reporter: SO THE STUDENTS KEEP SHOWING UP. KEEP RAISING THEIR VOICE. EVEN WHEN THEY SAY THAT THEY WONDER IF THEY’RE BEING HEARD.>>NOT MUCH HAS HAPPENED REALLY. WE’RE STILL GETTING THE SAME RESPONSES. SO AT SOME POINT IT STARTS FEELING LIKE IS ANYONE REALLY LISTENING.>>Reporter: BUT DESPITE THAT FEELING, AND PROBABLY BECAUSE OF IT, THEY SAY THAT THEY’LL KEEP GOING.>>Adrienne: SO, IOANNA, IN WATCHING THIS, WHAT I’M CURIOUS ABOUT IS WHAT MAKES THE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE RIGHT NOW?>>Reporter: WELL, THEY’RE VULNERABLE TO BEGIN WITH BECAUSE THEY’RE FACING A LOT OF ACADEMIC PRESSURE AND THEY’RE AWAY FROM HOME FOR A FIRST TIME WHEN MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES EITHER ARISE OR DEEPEN. WHAT MAKES IT PARTICULARLY TOUGH IN THIS ERA IS ALSO A JOB, A PICTURE OUT THERE THAT IS VERY INSECURE. SO THERE’S THAT HUGE ELEMENT OF NOT KNOWING WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU GET OUT OF THE OTHER END. AND SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE TALKED TO, THAT’S A HUGE FACTOR TO EXPLAIN THESE REALLY HIGH RATES OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN THAT POPULATION.>>Adrienne: AND HOW HAVE YOU TRIED TO FIGURE OUT HOW THE OTHER UNIVERSITIES ARE COPING WITH THIS?>>Reporter: WE REACHED OUT TO 30 UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, COAST-TO-COAST AND ASKED THEM A WIDE RANGE OF QUESTIONS, FROM, HOW DO YOU COLLECT YOUR STATISTICS, TO HOW DO YOU TRAIN YOUR STAFF. AND TO ULTIMATELY THE BIG ONE — WAIT TIMES. AND THAT’S A NO-GO FOR UNIVERSITIES. AND THE ONES THAT DID ANSWER HAD VERY SHORT WAIT TIMES OR NONE AT ALL. AND OTHERS POINTED OUT TO THE DIFFERENT WAYS THAT THEY’RE DELIVERING CARE. LIKE McGILL, FOR EXAMPLE, TALKED ABOUT CREATING RECENTLY A WELLNESS HUB THAT ALLOWS STUDENTS TO GO TO ONE PLACE TO ACCESS ALL OF THE CARE THAT THEY NEED. AND THEY SAY THAT MITIGATES WAIT TIMES. AND GIVING THEM MORE STRESS WHEN THEY’RE ACTUALLY DEALING WITH SO MUCH ALREADY.>>Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, IOANNA, THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>Reporter: YOU’RE WELCOME.>>Adrienne: MORE NEWS NEXT. WE’RE BACK IN TWO MINUTES WITH THIS STORY…>>>NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE SUICIDE OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN. TWO PRISON GUARDS ARE CHARGED. WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THAT PRISON THE NIGHT THAT HE DIED? (*)>>I’M JAYME POISSON AND TOMORROW ON CBC’S DAILY NEWS PODCAST “FRONTBURNER,” A CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW A CONSPIRACY THEORY ABOUT THE DEATH OF MILLIONAIRE SEX OFFENDER JEFFREY EPSTEIN HAS TRANSFORMED INTO A POPULAR MEME. SUBSCRIBE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS.>>Ian: WELCOME BACK TO OUR NATIONAL NEWSROOM IN VANCOUVER. TWO CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS RESPONSIBLE FOR GUARDING JEFFREY EPSTEIN THE NIGHT THAT HE KILLED HIMSELF HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH FALSIFYING PRISON RECORDS. THE GUARDS ARE ACCUSED OF NEGLECTING THEIR DUTIES BY FAILING TO DO REQUIRED CHECKS ON EPSTEIN AND FABRICATING PRISON LOG ENTRIES.>>WE BELIEVE WHEN ALL OF THE EVIDENCE IS PRESENTED ABOUT HOW THE SYSTEM WAS RAN, AND HOW THERE WAS — THEY WERE SEVERELY SHORT STAFFED AT ALL TIMES — THAT MAYBE YOU’LL HAVE A DIFFERENT APPRECIATION FOR WHAT WAS GOING ON.>>Ian: EPSTEIN WAS AWAITING TRIAL ON FEDERAL CHARGES, ACCUSING HIM OF OPERATING A SEX TRAFFICKING RING.>>>PROSECUTORS IN SWEDEN HAVE DROPPED THE RAPE INVESTIGATION INTO WIKILEAKS’ FOUNDER JULIAN ASSANGE. THE ANNOUNCEMENT ENDS THE NEAR DECADE-OLD CASE THAT ORIGINALLY SENT ASSANGE INTO HIDING IN LONDON’S ECUADORIAN EMBASSY TO AVOID EXTRADITION. THE PROSECUTORS SAY THAT THE EVIDENCE HAS BEEN REVIEWED AND DEEMED INSUFFICIENT TO PROVE A CRIMINAL ACT. THE 48-YEAR-OLD IS CURRENTLY IN A BRITISH PRISON FIGHTING EXTRADITION TO THE UNITED STATES ON ALLEGATIONS OF CONSPIRING TO HACK GOVERNMENT COMPUTERS AND VIOLATING ESPIONAGE LAW.>>>MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, ARE UNDER A HEALTH WARNING AS HEAVY SMOKE FROM FOREST FIRES BLANKET THE COUNTRY’S BIGGEST CITY.>>WE LOOK OUT ON THE CITY, WE CAN’T SEE IT TODAY.>>WORST THAT WE HAVE EVER SEEN.>>NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS.>>Ian: STRONG WINDS ARE STOKING THE MORE THAN 100 FIRES BURNING ALONG THE COUNTRY’S EAST COAST. SYDNEY’S FAMOUS OPERA HOUSE AND HARBOUR BRIDGE ARE HARD TO SEE THROUGH THE HAZE. YESTERDAY AIR QUALITY LEVELS MEASURED 10 TIMES WORSE THAN WHAT IS CONSIDERED HAZARDOUS, PROMPTING THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO WARN PEOPLE TO STAY INSIDE IF POSSIBLE. OFFICIALS ARE ANTICIPATING MORE FIRES AHEAD, WITH A SUMMER HEAT WAVE EXPECTED LATER THIS WEEK.>>>AND SYDNEY RESIDENTS AREN’T ALONE IN THEIR SUFFERING FROM THE FIRES. LATER IN THE PROGRAMME, THE EXTRAORDINARY EFFORTS TO SAVE SOME OF THE MOST VULNERABLE. THE STORY BEHIND THIS REMARKABLE RESCUE WILL BE OUR “MOMENT.”>>WE GO TO THE THRIFT STORE AND GET SHOPPING.>>Adrienne: A DIFFERENT KIND OF CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION IS GOING VIRAL. SOME OF CANADA’S MOST POPULAR YouTubers ARE PROVING THAT EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN.>>I WOULD BE SO INTO THIS IN THE 2000s.>>Adrienne: TAKE A LOOK AT INSTAGRAM. THE HASHTAG #THRIFTING HAS BEEN USED MORE THAN 2.7 MILLION TIMES, OFTEN BY PEOPLE SHOWING OFF THEIR THRIFT STORE FINDS. SECONDHAND STORES ARE SEEING A BOOM IN BUSINESS AND BUDGET ISN’T THE ONLY REASON. AS DIANNE BUCKNER EXPLAINS, THE INCREASING POPULARITY OF THRIFTING HAS MORE TO DO WITH THE PLANET THAN THE WALLET.>>I THINK THAT I ONLY HAVE ONE ITEM IN HERE THAT’S NEW…>>Reporter: SOPHIE ROBERTSON IS PROUD THAT ALMOST HER ENTIRE WARDROBE IS SECONDHAND.>>THIS IS SECONDHAND. THESE WERE SECONDHAND. I THINK THAT THEY HAD NEVER BEEN WORN BEFORE.>>Reporter: SHE USED TO SHOP AT FAST FASHION CHAINS LIKE ZAHRA AND H & M, BUT NO MORE.>>WE HAVE SO MUCH OUT THERE ALREADY.>>Reporter: SHOPPING SECONDHAND TO SAVE MONEY HAS ALWAYS BEEN POPULAR, BUT NOW CONCERN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IS A GROWING FACTOR.>>CLOTHING WASTE IS LIKE ONE OF THE BIGGEST POLLUTANTS. SO THIS IS OBVIOUSLY HELPING BECAUSE WE’RE NOT BUYING MORE NEW CLOTHES. ALL OF THE FAST FASHION THESE DAYS ARE JUST LIKE POLLUTING OUR EARTH WITH THE CLIMATE CHANGE AND ALL OF THAT.>>Reporter: ACCORDING TO A RECENT SURVEY, THERE’S A SHIFT UNDERWAY IN CANADIAN ATTITUDES. CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING WEBSITE KIJIJI HAS JUST RELEASED ITS FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT ON THE SECONDHAND ECONOMY. IT ASKS SURVEY PARTICIPANTS ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES THEM. AND THIS YEAR COST IS DOWN 4%, WHILE ECOLOGICAL REASONS ARE UP BY 6%.>>WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, IT WAS, YOU KNOW — IT IS NOT AS COOL TO WEAR SECONDHAND CLOTHING.>>Reporter: THIS DISTRICT MANAGER AT VALUE VILLAGE SAYS THAT SALES ARE GROWING. THE STIGMA OF SHOPPING AT THRIFT STORES IS FADING.>>IT REPRESENTED PEOPLE NOT HAVING THE MONEY TO SPEND ON NEW CLOTHING. THAT WAS PROBABLY THE STIGMA AROUND IT. BUT IT’S COMPLETELY DIFFERENT NOW.>>Reporter: EVEN ONLINE RETAILERS OF USED CLOTHING HAVE POPPED UP. THEY HAVE EXPANDED TO CANADA.>>WE HAVE BEEN SEEING THE SECONDHAND MARKET SINCE WE STARTED DOUBLING.>>Reporter: THE CO-FOUNDER OF THREAD UP WAS IN TORONTO RECENTLY TO SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE.>>IT’S GOING TO DOUBLE AGAIN IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS.>>Reporter: CHRIS HOMER SAYS THAT IN TERMS OF GROWTH, USED CLOTHING SELLERS ARE CLOBBERING REGULAR RETAIL.>>THE FACT THAT WE’RE SEEING SECONDHAND GROWING AT A 16% YEAR-OVER-YEAR DOUBLING EVERY FIVE TO 10 YEARS RATE, THAT’S JUST NOT SOMETHING — THAT IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FRIENDSHIP THAT IS HAPPENING WITHIN THE MARKET.>>Reporter: THRIFT SHOPS ARE EVOLVING TOO. SOME LOOK AND SMELL MORE LIKE HIGH-END BOUTIQUES THAN THE SALVATION ARMY OR THE GOODWILL. EVEN SO, SOME CONSUMERS MAY NEVER COME AROUND TO SECONDHAND, ALTHOUGH SOPHIE ROBERTSON ASKS WHY NOT.>>MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN HERE AND HE’S LIKE, ARE YOU SURE THAT IS A SECONDHAND SHOP? THAT IS A CONSIGNMENT SHOP? AND I AM LIKE, YEAH, IT IS.>>Reporter: A IT’S A WINNING COMBINATION FOR A GROWING GROUP OF CONSUMERS. DIANNE BUCKNER, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Adrienne: NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL,” OUR “MOMENT.” ANOTHER VICTIM OF AUSTRALIA’S WILDFIRES. THE STORY OF ONE DISTRAUGHT LITTLE KOALA AND SOME HUMAN INTERVENTION AND A BOTTLE OF WATER. THAT’S NEXT. (*)>>Adrienne: WE TOLD YOU EARLIER IN THE SHOW ABOUT THE SMOKE FROM AUSTRALIA’S FIRES AND THAT IS BAD ENOUGH. OBVIOUSLY, THE FLAMES AND HEAT ARE MUCH WORSE. AND WHILE PEOPLE ARE LARGELY HEEDING THE WARNINGS TO GET AWAY, THERE ARE CREATURES THAT CANNOT ESCAPE. SO THIS IS WHERE THE HUMANS HELP, IN AN ACT THAT IS BRAVE AND KIND, AND IS OUR “MOMENT.” (*) THAT BADLY BURNT LITTLE KOALA WAS SPOTTED IN NEW SOUTH WALES AND LOOKING FOR A WAY OUT WHEN THIS HAPPENED. A WOMAN NAMED TONI APPARENTLY TOOK OFF HER SHIRT AND RAN IN FOR THE RESCUE.>>BE CAREFUL OF HIS CLAWS.>>Adrienne: SOME PAINED WAILING SOON FOLLOWED. KOALAS, WHOSE NUMBERS ARE ALREADY LOW, HAVE INCREASINGLY BEEN VICTIMS OF THESE FIRES. AS MANY AS 350 HAVE BEEN KILLED –>>PUT HIM IN THE BLANKET AND BRING HIM OUT.>>Adrienne: AND AUSTRALIANS ARE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THEM. DOGS HAVE EVEN BEEN TRAINED TO SEEK THEM OUT. HUMAN HANDS AREN’T ALWAYS WELCOME, BUT THESE WERE. TONI SAYS THAT SHE WAS PLANNING ON TAKING THE LITTLE BURNT SOUL TO A KOALA HOSPITAL WHICH WAS MERCIFULLY CLOSE. IT’S HARD TO LISTEN TO THAT, EH. OBVIOUSLY THEIR HABITAT IS BURNING, AND, YOU KNOW, THIS SORT OF PANICS AUSTRALIANS. THERE’S BETWEEN 50,000 AND 100,000 OF THEM AT THE MOST BUT THEY’RE DESPERATELY WORRIED ABOUT THEM RIGHT NOW.>>Ian: AND OF COURSE, ADRIENNE, KOALAS IN AUSTRALIA ASIDE, I MEAN, THIS MUST HAPPEN WITH EVERY WILDFIRE, EVERY FOREST FIRE. THE ANIMALS CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT. AND LIKE YOU SAID, SO DIFFICULT TO HEAR, SO DIFFICULT TO WATCH. BUT IT’S THE POWER OF VIDEO, RIGHT? AND A REMINDER OF A TOLL THAT WE DON’T OFTEN TAKE TIME TO THINK ABOUT.>>>THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19th. GOODNIGHT.>>Adrienne: GOODNIGHT.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *