Here & Now Wednesday April 24 2019


>>Announcer: THIS IS CBC “HERE & NOW.” (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>Anthony: GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO “HERE & NOW.” I’M ANTHONY GERMAIN.>>Carolyn: AND I’M CAROLYN STOKES.>>Anthony: ANNE SQUIRES SAYS THAT SHE’S GUILTY AS CHARGE. THE FORMER REALTY ON THE ROCK OWNER HAS CHANGED HER PLEAS ON FOUR CHARGES.>>Carolyn: SHE WAS CHARGED AFTER HER REAL ESTATE COMPANY COLLAPSED THREE YEARS AGO. “HERE & NOW’S” MARK QUINN REPORTS.>>Reporter: IN 2016, AFTER THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT SUSPENDED EXIT REALTY ON THE ROCK’S REAL ESTATE LICENSE, ANNE SQUIRES CALLED JOURNALISTS TO HER OFFICE FOR A STATEMENT.>>I HAVE NOT SPOKEN TO OR HEARD FROM THEM.>>Reporter: THAT CLEARLY CHANGED AND SQUIRES WAS LATER NAMED IN A COURT INFORMATION DETAILING FOUR CHARGES. SQUIRES IS ACCUSED OF STEALING MONEY FROM EXIT ON THE ROCK, MONEY THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SET ASIDE IN A TRUST FUND. SHE’S ALSO ACCUSED OF DEFRAUDING A PAYDAY LOAN TYPE COMPANY CALLED ACCESS EASY FUNDS. SQUIRES IS ALLEGED TO HAVE USED FORGED AND FAKE SALES AGREEMENTS TO GET ADVANCES FROM THE COMPANY. INITIALLY SHE PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO ALL OF THE CHARGES, BUT TODAY THAT CHANGED. SPEAKING TO A COURTROOM IN ST. JOHN’S BY PHONE FROM TWILLINGATE, SQUIRES PLEADED GUILTY TO ALL FOUR CHARGES. JUSTICE ROBERT STACK HASN’T YET ACCEPTED THOSE PLEAS AND SQUIRES HASN’T BEEN CONVICTED. HER LAWYER RANDY PIERCEY SAYS THAT HE’S VERY CLOSE TO REACHING AN AGREED STATEMENT OF FACTS WITH THE CROWN. SQUIRES’ CASE IS SCHEDULED TO RETURN TO SUPREME COURT IN LATE JUNE. MARK QUINN, CBC NEWS, ST. JOHN’S.>>Carolyn: A PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE IS AT THE CENTRE OF AN ONGOING LEGAL DISPUTE WITH HIS FORMER FATHER-IN-LAW. IT’S A STORY ABOUT A NEW CABIN, A FAILED MARRIAGE, AND A $90,000 DISAGREEMENT. “HERE & NOW’S” TERRY ROBERTS HAS BEEN CHASING THIS STORY AND IS JOINING US WITH MORE. SO, TERRY, TELL US PORE ABOUT MT THE CANDIDATE AT THE CENTRE OF THIS DISPUTE.>>Reporter: THIS IS NAME IS LLOYD POWER AND HE’S THE P.C. CANDIDATE FOR THE ST. JOHN’S DISTRICT OF MOUNT SILE. NOW IN ADDITION TO CAMPAIGNING FOR THE MAY 16th PROVINCIAL ELECTION, HE’S ALSO FIGHTING A LAWSUIT BROUGHT AGAINST HIM BY HIS FORMER FATHER-IN-LAW. THAT’S THE CONTRACTOR LOYOLA HUTCHINGS. NOW THIS IS WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT. IT’S A CABIN ON SCHOOL ROAD IN TORS COVE. AND ACCORDING TO DOCUMENTS, LOYOLA HUTCHINGS BUILT THE CABIN ON LAND OWNED BY LLOYD POWER. NOW POWER MARRIED HUTCHING’S DAUGHTER THAT SAME YEAR BUT THE TWO HAVE SINCE SPLIT UP. HUTCHINGS ALLEGES THAT HIS FORMER SON-IN-LAW NEVER PAID HIM FOR THE WORK AND HE’S SUING POWER FOR $94,000. HUTCHINGS IS VACATIONING IN FLORIDA AND I SPOKE TO HIM BY PHONE EARLIER TODAY. I ASKED IF THERE WAS A FORMAL CONTRACT WITH LLOYD POWER.>>NO, GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT. WITH A HANDSHAKE.>>I MEAN, IT IS WHAT IT IS AND I CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.>>AND IT’S THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE THAT I’VE HAD TO GO TAKE ISSUES IN ORDER TO GET PAID.>>Reporter: NOW POWER IS DENYING ANY WRONG DOING AND HE OFFERS THAT HUFFINGS OFFERED TO PROVIDE THE LABOUR AS A GIFT AND SUPPLY MATERIALS AT A REDUCED PRICE. UP TO A MAXIMUM COST OF $60,000. NOW POWER ALSO SAYS THAT HUTCHINGS ONLY STARTED LEGAL PROCEEDINGS AFTER POWER’S MARRIAGE TO HUTCHING’S DAUGHTER ENDED IN LATE 2017. POWER WOULD NOT AGREE TO AN ON-CAMERA INTERVIEW TODAY BUT I DID REACH HIM BY PHONE AND HERE’S SOME OF WHAT HE HAD TO SAY…>>THIS IN NO WAY IMPACTS MY ROLE AS AN M.H.A. I HAVE BEEN A STRONG VOICE AND ADVOCATE IN MY COMMUNITY FOR ALL OF MY LIFE AND THAT’S WHERE MY FOCUS ALWAYS HAS BEEN. AND I HAVE EVERY INTENTION TO BE THE M.H.A. AND THIS WILL NOT DIVERT ME FROM BEING THE NEXT M.H.A.>>Carolyn: SO, TERRY, WHAT IS THE P.C. LEADER CHES CROSBIE SAYING ABOUT THIS?>>Reporter: WE SPOKE TO MR. CROSBIE TODAY AND HE WAS CAMPAIGNING IN BONAVISTA AND HE SAID THAT POWER DISCLOSED THE EXISTENCE OF THIS LAWSUIT DURING THE VETTING PROCESS AND CROSBIE IS STANDING FIRMLY BEHIND HIS CANDIDATE.>>THIS IS A QUESTION OF A PRIVATE DISPUTE THAT DOES NOT BE PART OF A MORAL DECISION. IT’S SIMPLY A PRIVATE DISPUTE.>>Reporter: THIS CABIN IS NOW ON THE MARKET, SELLING PRICE JUST UNDER $230,000. AS FOR THE LAWSUIT, BOTH SIDES ARE DUE BACK IN COURT IN NOVEMBER. ANTHONY?>>Anthony: THANK YOU, TERRY, GOOD TO HAVE YOU IN THE STUDIO. “HERE & NOW’S” TERRY ROBERTS.>>>CHES CROSBIE CONTINUED HIS QUARREL WITH OTTAWA TODAY AND THIS TIME THE FIGHT IS ABOUT EQUALIZATION. CROSBIE SAYS THAT HE WOULD HOLD A REFERENDUM ON THE TOPIC IN AN EFFORT TO GET THIS PROVINCE MORE CASH. “HERE & NOW’S” GARRETT BARRY HAS THAT STORY.>>YOU MADE IT SAFE.>>Reporter: A RETURN TO A FAMILIAR FIGHT.>>WELL, IF YOU GO BACK TO DANNY WILLIAMS AND HIS NEGOTIATIONS, HIS TOUGH NEGOTIATIONS FOR PRIME MINISTER MARTIN.>>Reporter: THE ISSUE, COMPLEX CHANGES IN 2007 MAKE IT HARDER FOR THIS PROVINCE TO BENEFIT FROM THE ATLANTIC ACCORD.>>WHAT I’M SAYING IS THAT WE NEED TO HAVE A SERIOUS DISCUSSION WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ABOUT OFFSETTING THE INCLUSION OF OUR OFFSHORE RESOURCE REVENUES IN THE EQUALIZATION FORMULA.>>Reporter: AND THIS TIME HE THINKS THAT HE’S GOT A TRUMP CARD.>>I WANT TO RETURN TO THAT DISCUSSION WITH IN MY HAND THE WEAPON OF A REFERENDUM ON OUR SIDE THAT FORCES THEM TO TALK ABOUT IT.>>Reporter: HOW WOULD THAT WORK? CROSBIE IS RELYING ON A 1998 SUPREME COURT OF CANADA DECISION, ONE THAT’S ABOUT SOMETHING A BIT DIFFERENT.>>A CLEAR QUESTION WITH A CLEAR MAJORITY VOTE IN RESPONSE TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS THE OBLIGATION TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE PROVINCE WHERE THAT VOTE HAPPENED.>>THAT WAS THE CASE… WITH EQUALIZATION THAT IS SOMETHING ALBEIT DIFFERENT.>>IT IS, BUT IT’S STILL A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT.>>Reporter: AND HE’S CONFIDENT THAT HE’D GET THE VOTE.>>I THINK THAT I HAVE A FAIR SENSE OF WHERE NEWFOUNDLANDERS AND LABRADORIANS’ OPINIONS ARE AND THE QUESTION OF WHETHER WE’RE GETTING FAIR TREATMENT UNDER EQUALIZATION. I DON’T THINK THAT WE THINK THAT WE ARE.>>Reporter: CROSBIE ALSO TOOK HIS CAMPAIGN ON THE ROAD TODAY, VISITING WHAT WILL BE THE NEWEST TOWN COUNCIL CHAMBER FOR THE NEWEST TOWN COUNCIL IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR.>>EVENTUALLY WE’RE GOING TO PUT THE COUNCIL SIDE ON THIS SIDE…>>Reporter: THE TOWN IS OVER ONE YEAR OLD AND IT’S JUST GETTING STARTED.>>WE NEED FUNDS TO — IT WILL BE THE NEWEST TOWN WITHIN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR. SO WE NEED FUNDS TO GET OPERATIONAL.>>Reporter: THEY BROUGHT THEIR CONCERNS TO THE P.C. LEADER TODAY ON HIS FIRST CAMPAIGNING TRIP IN RURAL NEWFOUNDLAND. GARRETT BARRY, CBC NEWS, BONAVISTA.>>Anthony: TO THE LIBERALS NOW WHO WERE CAMPAIGNING IN LABRADOR TODAY. FIRST HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY. AND NOW LABRADOR WEST. SO IN TERMS OF GEOGRAPHY THE LIBERALS CERTAINLY COVERING A LOT OF GROUND. BUT WITH A CAMPAIGN PLATFORM YET TO BE REVEALED THE LIBERALS CAN BE ACCUSED OF BEING A BIT LIGHT ON SUBSTANCE. “HERE & NOW’S” KATIE BREEN IS FOLLOWING THE STORY. SO, KATIE, WHAT DID THE LIBERALS GET UP TO?>>Reporter: WELL, THE STORY TODAY ISN’T ABOUT WHAT THEY DID DO, MORE WHAT THEY DIDN’T DO. WE JUST TOUCHED DOWN IN LAB WEST. WE SPENT MOST OF THE DAY IN HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY WHERE BALL DIDN’T DO ANYTHING ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES. SOME LABRADORIANS DIDN’T EVEN KNOW HOW IT IS THAT HE GOT TO THIS PART OF THE PROVINCE. A LATE-NIGHT CHARTER FROMGANDER TO GOOSE BAY. THE LIBERALS PLANNED TO GO TO THE SOUTH COAST BUT IMPENDING WEATHER MEANT A CHANGE OF PLANS. PEOPLE ONLINE WERE ASKING WHY THE PARTY DIDN’T TAKE THE FERRY AND DRIVE UP THE SOUTH COAST. IT’S A SOMETIMES PROBLEMATIC ROUTE THAT LABRADORIANS ARE ALL TOO FAMILIAR WITH.>>AND WE COULD PARK THE BUS SO THAT COULD BE TO GO THROUGH GANDER AND TO GET INTO LABRADOR HERE TODAY.>>Reporter: THIS MORNING THE LAUNCH OF PERRY TRIMPER’S HEADQUARTERS. A LOT OF CAKE BUT NO CONSTRUCTIVE CONVERSATION. DURING THE LAST SITTING OF THE HOUSE BALL SAID THAT HE’D MEET WITH INDIGENOUS LEADERS OVER METHYLMERCURY AT MUSKRAT FALLS, ONE OF THE MAIN TRIGGERS FOR THE PROTESTS. TODAY HE SAID THAT THE GROUPS WEREN’T ABLE TO MAKE THEIR SCHEDULED WORK IN THE LEAD-UP TO THE ELECTION AND THERE WAS NO MEETING PLANNED FOR TODAY.>>THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO GET THE INDIGENOUS LEADERS AT THE TABLE FOR THAT FIRST MEETING AND THEY’RE AWARE OF THAT.>>Reporter: A LUNCHEON BUT NO MEETING WITH INDIGENOUS GROUPS TO TALK ABOUT INDIGENOUS ISSUES. THIS IS DESPITE THE FACT THAT BALL WAS THE ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS MINISTER AND THERE’S BEEN CALLS FOR HIM TO MAKE IT A STAND-ALONE PORT YOL BECAUSE CRITICS SAY THAT IT NEEDS INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION.>>I MEET REGULARLY WHEN I’M ASKED OR IF I NEED ANYTHING, I NEED CLARIFICATION ON ANYTHING, IT’S NOT UNUSUAL FOR ME TO BE REACHING OUT WITH THE INDIGENOUS LEADERS.>>Reporter: NOW THE GOVERNMENT SAYS THAT BALL DIDN’T TRY TO TOUCH BASE THIS TRIP. I WASN’T ABLE TO REACH OTHER INDIGENOUS LEADERS. NOW BALL WILL BE IN LAB WEST TOMORROW WHERE HE’LL BE GOING ON A MINE TOUR FIRST THING. LIVE IN LABRADOR CITY I’M KATIE BREEN FOR “HERE & NOW.”>>Carolyn: WELL, DOCTORS SAY THAT HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN THIS PROVINCE NEEDS A NEW APPROACH AND THEY’RE CALLING ON THE CANDIDATES IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION TO COMMIT TO CHANGE. THE PROVINCE’S MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SAYS THAT REVIEWING AND IMPROVING THE $3 BILLION HEALTH CARE SYSTEM WILL BENEFIT PATIENTS AND DOCTORS. THE GROUP IS CALLING ON PARTY LEADERS TO ACT NOW TO SUSTAIN THE SYSTEM. IT SAYS THAT VIRTUAL CARE IMPROVE HEALTH OUTCOMES AND IT SHOULD BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE MEDICAL RECORDS, PRESCRIPTIONS, CONSULTS AND REFERRALS. AND IT WANTS A GREATER EFFORT PUT INTO PHYSICIAN RECRUITMENT. 65,000 PEOPLE WITHOUT A FAMILY DOCTOR MEANS THAT MANY ARE RELYING ON HOSPITALS.>>MANY OLDER PHYSICIANS WITH LARGE VOLUMES OF PATIENTS ARE ALSO APPROACHING RETIREMENT. AND WE ARE NOT ATTRACTING ENOUGH NEW PHYSICIANS TO REPLACE THEM. THAT’S WHY WE ARE ASKING ALL PARTY LEADERS FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO A NEW PROVINCIAL RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION STRATEGY THAT MAKES RETENTION OF OUR MEMORIAL GRADUATES THE HIGHEST PRIORITY.>>YOU NEED TO HAVE LONG-TERM VISION I THINK IN HEALTH CARE IT’S NO DIFFERENT FOR THAT. AND THIS IS WHY WE HAVE BEEN ADVOCATING FOR A PLAN, A REVIEW. (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>Ashley: WELL, LOTS OF FREEZING RAIN TODAY ACROSS THE AVALON. HERE’S SOME PICTURES JUST OUTSIDE OF THE STUDIO. YOU CAN SEE ACCUMULATION ABOUT 10 mm OF FREEZING RAIN IS WHAT WE SAW AROUND — IN AND AROUND THE AVALON. YOU CAN SEE AS WE CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THE RADAR RIGHT NOW, MOST OF THAT FREEZING RAIN HAS MOVED OFF AND JUST SEEING FREEZING DRIZZLE IN BEHIND IT FOR EASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT TONIGHT. AND THINGS SHOULD CLEAR OUT FOR THE MOST PART. BUT THOSE TEMPERATURES AS YOUR DAYTIME HIGHS WERE QUITE COOL. SO SITTING AROUND -1°, HENCE, WHY WE SAW ALL OF THAT FREEZING RAIN AND TOWARDS THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE ISLAND, A LITTLE BIT WARMER. STEPHENVILLE REACHING A HIGH NEAR 5°. AND LABRADOR WAS THE HOT SPOT, 5° IN LAB CITY WITH SUNSHINE TODAY. HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, REACHED A HIGH NEAR PLUS 3°. NOW AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE NIGHT TONIGHT AS I MENTIONED THINGS WILL CLEAR OUT. BUT WE HAVE ANOTHER SYSTEM ROLLING AHEAD OF THAT AND A NUMBER OF WARNINGS AND WATCHES IN PLACE. I’LL GET INTO ALL OF THAT WHEN I COME BACK. CAROLYN?>>Carolyn: THANKS, ASHLEY. THE CITY OF ST. JOHN’S WANTS TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT A CONTROVERSIAL TRAFFIC CIRCLE. RAWLINS CROSS IS A COMPLICATED INTERSECTION IN THIS CITY AND SO THE COUNCIL DECIDED TO CHANGE THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC SEVEN MONTHS AGO. NOT EVERYONE LIKED THE IDEA AT FIRST BUT OFFICIALS WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM PEOPLE AGAIN NOW THAT THEY’VE HAD A CHANCE TO TRY IT OUT.>>WE HAD LOTS OF ENGAGEMENT AT THE BEGINNING, MAINLY NEGATIVE, I MIGHT ADD. BUT IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG BEFORE WHEN THE DRIVERS GOT THE GROOVE OF IT TO GET A LOT OF COMPLIMENTS AND A LOT OF CALLS AND EMAILS IN FAVOUR. MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO OPPOSED IT WERE NOW IN FAVOUR. NOT SAYING THAT IT’S PERFECT BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR THE PUBLIC FOR, THE MORE ENGAGEMENT, THE BETTER, ESPECIALLY WITH THE FOCUS ON PEDESTRIAN SAFETY.>>Anthony: WELL, STAYING WITH CITY COUNCIL, MAYOR DANNY BREEN SAYS THAT THE CITY HAS SOME TROUBLE WITH TAGGING. THE MAYOR SAYS THAT HE’S GOTTEN A LOT OF CALLS FROM RESIDENTS WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT GRAFFITI. HE SAYS THAT CITY STAFF HAVE ALSO BEEN BUSY COVERING UP INAPPROPRIATE ART IN PUBLIC PARKS. BREEN IS NOW LOOKING INTO THE POSSIBILITY OF A GRAFFITI TASK FORCE. THAT’S SOMETHING THAT THE CITY HAD IN THE PAST. HE SAYS THAT IT ONLY WORKS IF GROUPS LIKE THE R.N.C. GET ON BOARD TO TACKLE THE PROBLEM.>>Carolyn: WELL, HISTORY-MAKING PROVINCIAL ELECTION IN PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND LAST NIGHT.>>IT’S COME TO A NEW DAY IN PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND. [Cheers and Applause]>>Carolyn: P.E.I.’S PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY WINS A MINORITY GOVERNMENT. THE FIRST TIME THAT’S HAPPENED ON THE ISLAND SINCE THE 1870s. AND IN A CANADIAN FIRST, THE GREEN PARTY WILL FORM THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION. P.E.I. VOTERS ALSO REJECTED MOVING TO A SYSTEM OF PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION.>>>THE TERRA NOVA GOLF RESORT HAS A NEW OWNER. IT’S BEEN FIVE MONTHS SINCE RECEIVERS TOOK OVER THE FACILITY. POTENTIAL BUYERS HAVE TO EARLY APRIL TO MAKE A BID AND TODAY THESMAN DENNIS VARDY OF CLARENVILLE SAYS THAT HE’S TAKING OVER, PENDING THE COURT APPROVAL OF THE DEAL. THE RESORT EMPLOYS ABOUT 60 PEOPLE AND BRINGS BUSINESS TO B & Bs TO THE AREA. HE HOPES TO OPEN THE RESORT AND GOLF COURSE BY JUNE.>>Anthony: THE GROWLERS ARE MOVING ON TO THE ECHL PLAYOFFS. THEY WON THEIR SERIES AGAINST THE BRAMPTON BEAST LAST NIGHT AT MILE ONE. AND THE GROWLERS NEEDED TO GET THAT WIN, MUCH TO THE DELIGHT OF THE HOMETOWN CROWD.>>(indiscernible) SCORES! (indiscernible). [Cheers and Applause] THE GROWLERS ARE GOING TO THE SECOND ROUND.>>UNBELIEVABLE. WE GOT OFF TO AN UNBELIEVABLE START IN THE SERIES AND FOR THEM TO PUSH BACK LIKE WE KNEW THAT WOULD AND IN THE FASHION THEY DID, OBVIOUSLY, THEY PUT US ON OUR HEELS A BIT. BUT COMING HOME WAS A HUGE BOOST. YEAH, I THINK THAT’S THE BIGGEST THING IS THAT COMING HOME WE’RE COMFORTABLE AND THE CROWDS WERE BEHIND US AND WE WERE ABLE TO CAPITALIZE ON THE STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES AND WE HAVE BEEN WELCOMED BY THE COMMUNITY AND THE FANS AND THE CITY AS A WHOLE. AND IN MY FIRST YEAR AS PRO AS WELL, IT’S A PRETTY SPECIAL THING AND SOMETHING THAT I’M GRATEFUL FOR.>>THE FIRST STEP IS GETTING IN THAT PLAYOFF SERIES AND GETTING A WIN AND WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO CLIMB THAT MOUNTAIN AND BUILD EVERY DAY. BUT IT WAS REAL EXCITING AND I’M PROUD OF THE GROUP BECAUSE THEY STUCK WITH IT. AND OBVIOUSLY DOWN ONE GOING INTO THE THIRD AND STUCK WITH IT, AND THEY MADE THEIR WAY BACK AND FINALLY WON THE GAME.>>Reporter: I HEARD A RUMOUR THAT YOUR BABY HAD A WIFE LAST NIGHT, IS THAT CORRECT?>>2:00 a.m., I GOT HOME TO MY HOUSE AT 5:00 AND I SLEPT FOR AN HOUR AND GOT MY KID SITUATED AND THEN I GOT BACK TO THE HOSPITAL AND SLEPT FOR TWO HOURS IN THE LAST TWO DAYS. SO I HAVE A BABY GIRL SO WE’RE REALLY HAPPY, REALLY BLESSED.>>Anthony: THAT WAS QUITE THE NIGHT. CONGRATULATIONS. THE GROWLERS WILL MEET THE MANCHESTER MONARCHS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THAT STARTS FRIDAY AT MILE ONE.>>WE WILL SEE WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP YOU OUT.>>Carolyn: THE LOWDOWN ON COLLECTION AGENCIES.>>Anthony: WHAT THEY CAN AND CAN’T DO IN THIS PROVIN (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>Anthony: WELL, BEFORE WE GET TO OUR WEATHER, WHICH HERE ON THE AVALON HAS BEEN WET, FREEZING, MISERABLE –>>Carolyn: YES, BUT NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT NEW BRUNSWICKERS ARE EXPERIENCING.>>Ashley: THAT’S RIGHT. THOSE LIVING IN FLOOD ZONES ARE BEING GIVEN UNTIL 7:00 p.m. LOCAL TIME TO GET OUT OF THEIR HOMES. THAT’S WHEN PARTS OF OF THE TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY WILL BE CLOSED MUCH.>>IF YOU HAVE EVACUATED BEFORE IT’S PROBABLY THE SAME CIRCUMSTANCES THAT WOULD MAKE YOU CONSIDER EVACUATING AGAIN THIS YEAR.>>Ashley: WATER LEVELS ON THE ST. JOHN RIVER IN FREDERICTON HIT THEIR PEAK LAST NIGHT, SURPASSING LAST YEAR’S LEVELS. AND WHILE THE WATER BEGAN TO RECEDE TODAY, THE RELIEF IS ONLY TEMPORARY. THAT’S BECAUSE MORE RAIN IS IN THE FORECAST AND THEY’RE EXPECTING THE FLOODING WILL ONLY GET WORSE FOR COMMUNITIES TO THE SOUTH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO ST. JOHN’S.>>Carolyn: GEEZ.>>Anthony: AND WITH WHAT IS HAPPENING IN QUÉBEC THAT’S INCREDIBLE. I WAS GOING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE ICE THAT I HAD TO SCRAPE OFF AND IT SEEM LIKE NOTHING COMPARED TO THAT.>>Carolyn: SO IT WAS PRETTY ICY –>>Anthony: THIS MORNING IT WAS, YEAH.>>Carolyn: A LOT OF GLITTER ON THE TREES.>>Ashley: YEAH, THIS AFTERNOON. MOST OF THE AVALON DID SEE THAT AND THE THING IS THAT THE WIKDS DIED DOWN — THE WINDS DIED DOWN THIS AFTERNOON AND THAT’S WHY WE SAW A LOT MORE ACCUMULATION. AND THEY’LL PICK UP TONIGHT SO WE COULD SEE FALLING ICE. AND SO KEEP THAT IN MIND IF YOU HAVE ANY PLANS OUTSIDE. IT COULD GET A LITTLE BIT DANGEROUS FOR SURE. AND THE TEMPERATURES TODAY, BECAUSE WE SAW THAT FREEZING RAIN AROUND THE 0° MARK. WE’LL LOOK AT THOSE. AND THEN WARMER TOWARDS THE COAST. SO 5° IN STEPHENVILLE AND WARMER THROUGH LABRADOR AS WELL WITH THAT SUNSHINE. LIGHT WINDS AND JUMPED OVER THE MODELS, 5° FOR LABRADOR CITY AND CHURCHILL FALLS PLUS 4°. NOW THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT WE WILL SEE THAT CONTINUE. IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW. A BIT OF RELIEF TONIGHT. SO HERE’S A LOOK AT WHAT WE’RE SEEING AS FAR AS RADAR GOES. YOU CAN SEE EVERYTHING IS STARTING TO PUSHOFF SHORE AND OVERNIGHT WE COULD SEE FREEZING DRIZZLE BECAUSE WE’RE IN THE NORTHEAST FLOW. OTHERWISE A BIT OF A BREAK. IT’S NOT GOING TO LAST TOO LONG THOUGH. THE NEXT SYSTEM IS GOING TO MOVE OVER, AND THAT’S WHERE ALL OF THAT RAIN IS HAPPENING THROUGH NEW BRUNSWICK AND THAT WILL PUSH OUR WAY THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW. AND WE ALREADY HAVE A NUMBER OF WARNINGS AHEAD OF THAT. SO ALL OF THE WARNINGS FROM THIS SYSTEM TODAY HAVE ENDED. AND SO THESE ARE ALL FOR TOMORROW. WIND WARNINGS FOR THE WRECKHOUSE AREA AND THE WINDS WILL PICK UP, BETWEEN 110-140 km/h AS WE SEE THOSE EASTERLIES YET AGAIN. AND THEN WE’VE GOT A SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT. THIS IS JUST FOR THE FACT THAT WE’RE GOING TO SEE SOME MESSY WINTRY WEATHER AND THEN SNOWFALL WARNINGS FOR GANDER AND BONAVISTA NORTH AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE NIGHT TONIGHT. NOW TAKING A LOOK AT WHAT WE’RE EXPECTING OVERNIGHT. AS I MENTIONED THINGS WILL GENERALLY END THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT. STILL LOOKING AT THAT POTENTIAL FOR SOME FREEZING DRIZZLE. OTHERWISE, THE NEXT SYSTEM MOVES IN IN THE MORNING HOURS THROUGH THE SOUTHWEST. SO OVERNIGHT, I MENTIONED THAT THE WINDS WILL PICK UP. YOU’RE LOOKING AT NORTHEASTERLIES BETWEEN 40-60 km/h. AND SO, AGAIN, WITH ALL OF THAT FREEZING RAIN WE COULD SEE SOME OF THAT ICE FALL THROUGH THE NIGHT TONIGHT. 0° SHOULD BE THE OVERNIGHT LOW, OR AT LEAST HOVER THERE FOR MOST OF THE AVALON. -3° THROUGH CENTRAL. AND THAT POTENTIAL FOR A FEW FLURRIES AND THEN CORNER BROOK -2°. PORT AUX BASQUE 0°. AND BY MORNING YOU’LL SEE THAT WINTRY MIX THERE. AND THEN CLEAR SKIES THROUGH LABRADOR. AND YOU’RE UNDER A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE SO GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS AND THE TEMPERATURE DIP TO -10° FOR LAB CITY AND -12° IN NAIN AND CARTWRIGHT AROUND -11°. SO HERE’S A LOOK AT THE FUTURE TRACKER FOR TOMORROW. NOW MOST OF THAT WARM AIR ONLY REACHING ESSENTIALLY OR LIFTING OVER THE BURIN PENINSULA AND THE AVALON. SO WE’RE GOING TO SEE A WINTRY MIX TO START. IN BEHIND THAT IT CHANGE TO SNOW AND THEN TO RAIN THROUGH THE AVALON IN THE AFTERNOON. BUT BEFORE THAT HAPPENS WE’RE GOING TO SEE A WINTRY MIX. SO YOU’RE LOOKING AT A COUPLE CENTIMETRES OF SNOW. HERE’S WHAT I’M THINKING AS FAR AS THE SNOWFALL AMOUNTS GO. DARKEST IS 15-25 cm AND THEN WE GO OUT FROM THERE. SO GOING TO SEE THE LEAST AMOUNT LIKELY JUST A TRACE AND THAT WON’T HAPPEN UNTIL THE EVENING HOURS. OTHERWISE, GOOD 5-10 cm ON THE COAST. AS YOU GET TOWARDS THE INTERIOR THE MOST WILL FALL. AND THEN FOR THE AVALON, 5-10 FOR AVALON NORTH AND THEN AROUND THE METRO AREA YOU’RE LOOKING AT 2-5 cm. AND THAT WILL MIX IN WITH THE ICE PELLETS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. AND HERE’S THE TEMPERATURES TOMORROW, EASTERLY WINDS GUSTING UPWARDS OF 60 km/h. AND THE RAIN GENERALLY FOR THE AVALON AND — OR, RATHER, THE SOUTHERN AVALON OR THE BURIN PENINSULA. AND THEN AS WE HEAD A LITTLE FURTHER NORTH, BONAVISTA SITTING AROUND 0°. AND SIMILAR TEMPERATURES THROUGH GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, AGAIN, A SNOW OR ICE PELLET MIXTURE THROUGH THE DAY. AND PORT AUX BASQUE, 1°. AND CORNER BROOK, SAME THING, BUT MORE SNOW. AND THEN AS I MENTIONED FOR THE NORTHERN PENINSULA, A NICE DAY FOR THE FIRST HALF OF IT AND THEN WE’LL GET INTO MORE SNOW AND SUNSHINE IS THE STORY THROUGH LABRADOR WITH THE TEMPERATURES SIMILAR TO WHAT WE SEE TODAY AND MAYBE A DEGREE COOLER. SO SITTING AROUND 4°, AND HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY AROUND 3°. AND WE’LL LOOK AHEAD WHEN WE COME BACK. CAROLYN?>>Carolyn: THANK YOU, ASHLEY.>>DID YOU KNOW THAT IN THIS PROVINCE COLLECTION AGENCIES HAVE A SET OF RULES THEY HAVE TO FOLLOW. WELL, TONIGHT OUR CBC “INVESTIGATES” TEAM DELVES INTO THAT TOPIC ON THE “LOWDOWN” ABOUT CONSUMER NEWS THAT YOU CAN USE. HERE’S “THE LOWDOWN” FROM REPORTER JEN WHITE. (♪♪♪)>>Reporter: SO YOU’RE FACING SOME MONEY TROUBLES AND YOUR DEBT GETS SENT TO A COLLECTION AGENCY. THERE ARE RULES IN PLACE IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR FOR HOW AND HOW OFTEN THEY CAN CONTACT YOU. HERE’S THE LOWDOWN ON COLLECTION AGENCY RULES. SERVICE N.L. SAYS THAT A COLLECTION AGENCY CAN’T CALL YOU UNTIL THEY’VE SENT YOU A WRITTEN NOTICE. COLLECTION AGENCIES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CONTACT YOU BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10:00 p.m. AND 8:00 a.m. AND THEY CAN’T CALL YOU A NUMBER OF TIMES TO THE POINT WHERE IT COULD BE CONSIDERED HARASSMENT.>>THAT’S PROBABLY ONE OF THE GREYEST AREAS IN THE WHOLE PIECE OF LEGISLATION. BECAUSE WHAT IS HARASSMENT? THE PROVINCIAL DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS IS THE DIVISION, THE DEPARTMENT WITH THE INVESTIGATIVE POWER TO DEAL WITH AND TO FIX THESE PROBLEMS. THAT’S YOUR BEST HOPE FOR SOME SORT OF CLARIFICATION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT YOU’VE BEEN HARASSED.>>Reporter: THE COLLECTION AGENCIES ARE ALSO NOT ALLOWED TO CONTACT YOU WHERE YOU WORK OR GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR EMPLOYER WITHOUT YOUR APPROVAL?>>AS CONSUMERS, WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL BECAUSE AS WE RETURN THEIR PHONE CALL AND WE MAY GIVE OUR WORK NUMBER. SO I IN EFFECT HAVE GIVEN THEM PERMISSION TO CALL ME AT RORK.>>Reporter: THEY ALSO CAN’T CONTACT YOUR RELATIVES OR NEIGHBOURS OR FRIENDS UNLESS IT’S TO GET YOUR MAILING ADDRESS OR IF THE PERSON IS A CO-APPLICANT OR CO-SIGNER OF THE DEBT. AND THEY CAN’T LEAVE MESSAGES AT TELEPHONE NUMBERS OTHER THAN YOUR OWN. AND THERE’S REGULATIONS ABOUT WHAT THEY’RE ALLOWED TO SAY TO YOU. SERVICE N.L. SAYS THAT A COLLECTION AGENCY CAN SUGGEST THAT YOU FIND OTHER WAYS TO PAY YOUR DEBT OR TO COMBINE DEBTS INTO ONE PAYMENT. BUT CAN’T FORCE YOU TO SEEK OTHER FUNDING. THEY ALSO CAN’T USE COERCIVE LANGUAGE OR THREATEN JOB LOSS OR LEGAL ACTION AGAINST YOU. THEY CAN ACT ON THE CREDITOR’S BEHALF BUT ONLY THE CONTRACTOR CAN TAKE YOU TO — CREDITOR CAN TAKE TO YOU COURT. AND ACCESS IS ONLY SEIZED THROUGH A COURT ORDER. IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU’RE HARASSED THE FIRST STEP IS TO SPEAK TO THE SUPERVISOR, BUT IF THAT DOESN’T WORK –>>CALL CREDIT COUNSELLING AND WE’LL SEE WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP YOU OUT. (♪♪♪)>>THERE ARE PEOPLE, CARTER IS A CASE NUMBER AND HE’S A STUDENT WITH AN I.D. AND HE’S JUST A FACELESS STUDENT. HE’S VERY MUCH MORE THAN THAT TO US AND…>>Carolyn: A FATHER’S FRUSTRATION.>>Anthony: YOU MIGHT RECALL OUR STORY ABOUT THIS YOUNG FELLOW, CARTER CHURCHILL HAD A NUMBER OF PROBLEMS THAT LEAVE HIM REQUIRING SPECIAL HELP IN SCHOOL. AND TONIGHT WE’RE GOING TO CHECK BACK WITH HIS PARENTS TO SEE IF THEY’RE ANY CLOSER TO GETTING THAT HELP. (♪♪♪)>>Carolyn: WELL, NOW TO AN UPDATE AND TO A STORY THAT WE BROUGHT YOU OVER TWO YEARS AGO ABOUT A FAMILY WHO FEELS THAT THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IS LEAVING THEIR CHILD BEHIND. THIS WAS CARTER CHURCHILL OVER TWO YEARS AGO. AND THIS IS HIM TODAY. STILL SMILING. HE’S GROWN, BUT HIS FAMILY SAYS THAT LITTLE ELSE HAS CHANGED WHEN IT COMES TO HIS EDUCATION. CARTER HAS CEREBRAL PALSY AND HE’S ALSO DEAF BUT HAS COCHLEAR IMPLANTS THAT ALLOW HIM TO HEAR. HIS ONLY MODE OF COMMUNICATION IS AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE OR ASL. CARTER NOW HAS A FULL-TIME TEACHER TRAINED IN ASL BY HIS SIDE IN CLASS, SOMETHING THAT HE DIDN’T HAVE BEFORE, BUT HIS PARENTS SAY THAT THEIR SON NEEDS MORE.>>WE FEEL THAT CHILDREN LIKE CARTER SHOULD HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO AN EQUITABLE EDUCATION AS HEARING CHILDREN AND WE FEEL THAT HEARING AND DEAF CHILDREN SHOULD HAVE THE SAME RIGHT TO AN EDUCATION AND WE OBJECT STRONGLY THAT THEIR CHILDREN ARE NEGLECTED IN OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM CURRENTLY. THE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF WAS CLOSED IN 2010 AND AFTER THAT THERE WAS NUMEROUS COMMITMENTS MADE BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE TIME TO MAINTAIN THE SAME LEVEL OF SUPPORT AS CHILDREN WOULD HAVE HAD AT THE SCHOOL OF THE DEAF AND THAT’S JUST NOT HAPPENING. AND IT’S REALLY TRAGIC. BECAUSE THERE’S BEEN DEPRIVED OF THEIR CULTURE AND LANGUAGE. AND WE CHALLENGED THAT. AND AFTER A LOT OF DISCUSSIONS WITH A LOT OF ENTITIES WE WERE FORCED TO OPEN UP A HUMAN RIGHTS COMPLAINT BECAUSE WE WERE NOT GETTING TRACTION ON THE ISSUE. WELL, IF YOU’RE A PARENT OF A HEARING CHILD, FIRST OF ALL, YOU ARE GOING TO BE GUARANTEED THAT YOU’LL GET A TEACHER EVERY YEAR. FOR CARTER, IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO GET THAT TYPE OF ASSURANCE. AND YOU’RE IN A LOOP OF YEAR-TO-YEAR AND YOU NEVER KNOW IF YOU’LL HAVE THAT AGAIN BECAUSE THERE’S NO GUARANTEE, ABSOLUTE ASSURANCE, THAT YOU’LL HAVE IT. THAT’S STRESSFUL AND IT’S CONSTANTLY A WEIGHT THAT IS HANGING OVER US AND OTHER PEOPLE IN THE SAME SITUATION.>>Reporter: HOW IS IT DETERMINED WHETHER OR NOT HE’LL HAVE A TEACHER WHO KNOWS ASL FULL-TIME?>>IT COMES DOWN TO AVAILABILITY AND THAT’S AN ISSUE OF LARGE CONCERN, BECAUSE MANY OF THE TEACHERS IN THE SYSTEM RIGHT NOW ARE EX-TEACHERS AND THEY’RE APPROACHING RETIREMENT AGE. SO WE FEEL THAT IN THE FUTURE THEY’RE SHORT OF TEACHERS AND PARENTS WILL JUST BE TOLD THAT THERE ISN’T ANYBODY AND YOUR CHILD WILL BE DEPRIVED OF AN EDUCATION.>>WITH 326 CHILDREN THAT ARE DEAF OR HARD-OF-HEARING IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM RIGHT NOW AND THESE CHILDREN ARE NOT RECEIVING THE SUPPORT AND THE SERVICES THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO. AND THAT THEY NEED IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL. THESE CHILDREN WERE FORCED IN THE MAINSTREAM SYSTEM, A MAINSTREAM SCHOOL, THAT WAS DESIGNED AND DEVELOPED FOR HEARING CHILDREN ONLY. SO RIGHT OFF THE BAT YOU’VE GOT A SYSTEM SET UP THAT IS ESSENTIALLY SET UP TO FAIL CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD-OF-HEARING. CHILDREN THAT ARE LIKE CARTER WHO ARE USING ASL AND REQUIRE THAT AS A FIRST LANGUAGE ARE NOT HAVING ACCESS TO THEIR LANGUAGE. THEY ARE NOT HAVING ACCESS TO HAVING ANYONE IN THEIR CLASSROOM THAT CAN HAVE A MEANINGFUL CONVERSATION WITH THEM. BECAUSE SIGN LANGUAGE IS NOT EVEN APPROVED TO BE LEARNED IN ANY OF THE SCHOOLS. SO IT BECOMES A SITUATION WHERE THESE CHILDREN ARE BEING ISOLATED AND THEY’RE BEING NEGLECTED AND THEY ARE BEING — THEIR MENTAL HEALTH IS EXTREMELY AFFECTED. AND THEY DON’T HAVE ANY PEERS.>>SO FRUSTRATING WHEN YOU HAVE TO FIGHT FOR EVERYTHING AND YOU HAVE TO EXPLAIN THE MOST COMMON THINGS, LIKE, YES, HIS TEACHER NEEDS TO KNOW ASL BECAUSE HE SPEAKS ASL. LIKE, YOU SHOULDN’T — YOU SHOULDN’T EVEN HAVE TO EXPLAIN THAT ONE, THAT SHOULD BE SO INTUITIVE THAT, YES, THE TEACHER MUST SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE AS HIM. LIKE, THAT’S SUPER FRUSTRATING. WE OBVIOUSLY WANT MORE EMPHASIS ON LEARNING HIS LANGUAGE AND HIS SECOND LANGUAGE WILL BE ENGLISH AND HIS FIRST LANGUAGE IS AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE SO WE WANT MORE EMPHASIS ON LEARNING HIS LANGUAGE THROUGH A STUDENT ASSISTANT THAT WE WOULD PREFER TO BE A DEAF PERSON WHO IS FLUENT AND WHOSE NATIVE FIRST LANGUAGE IS ASL.>>ALL HEARING CHILDREN PICK UP INCIDENTAL LEARNING BECAUSE WHETHER THEY’RE IN A CLASSROOM AND THEY’RE HEARING CONVERSATIONS HAPPEN AROUND THEM OR THEY’RE WITNESSING IT, CARTER NEVER IS EXPOSED TO WATCHING AND WITNESSING TWO PEOPLE ACTUALLY INTERACT AND CONVERSING WITH ONE ANOTHER. AND HE’S MISSING OUT ON A HUGE OPPORTUNITY THERE TO LEARN WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY TO HAVE A STRUCTURED SENTENCE AND HAVE A STRUCTURED CONVERSATION AND TO HAVE THAT COMMUNICATION GOING BACK AND FORTH.>>I THINK THAT IT’S FAIR TO SAY I DON’T THINK THAT WHEN YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A PARENT THAT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOU THINK ABOUT IS, YOU KNOW, WILL I HAVE TO OPEN UP A HUMAN RIGHTS COMPLAINT TO GET MY CHILD AN EDUCATION. OUR RESOLVE IS VERY STRONG. WE ARE PREPARED TO TAKE THIS AS AS FAR AS WE NEED TO TAKE IT AND IF THAT MEANS THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA, SO BE IT. WE WILL TAKE IT THAT FAR BECAUSE WHILE TO OTHER PEOPLE CARTER IS A CASE NUMBER, HE’S A STUDENT WITH A NUMBER, WITH AN I.D., HE’S JUST A FACELESS STUDENT, HE’S VERY MUCH MORE THAN THAT TO US. AND… WE WILL TAKE THIS AS FAR AS WE NEED TO. (♪♪♪)>>WELCOME TO A NEW DAY IN PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND. [Cheers and Applause]>>Carolyn: A HISTORY-MAKING NIGHT IN P.E.I.>>Anthony: A DEEPER DIVE ON THAT OTHER ISLAND’S ELECTION. THAT’S AHEAD.>>Anthony: WELCOME BACK TO “HERE & NOW.” PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND HAS ELECTED ITS FIRST MINORITY GOVERNMENT IN NEARLY 130 YEARS. THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES LED BY DENNIS KING WON THE NIGHT AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ANY PROVINCE IN CANADIAN HISTORY, THE GREEN PARTY IS THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION. SO LET’S LOOK AT THE NUMBERS. THE P.C.s, THEY TOOK 12 SEATS AND THE GREENS WON EIGHT AND THE LIBERALS MANAGED TO FINISH UP WITH SIX. BUT THE N.D.P. AND THE INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES, WELL, THEY WERE WIPED OUT. CBC’S STEVE BRUCE IS IN CHARLOTTETOWN WITH MORE ON P.E.I.’S HISTORY-MAKING ELECTION.>>AFTER LAST NIGHT’S ELECTION A LOT OF ISLANDERS ARE WONDERING TODAY WHAT PROVINCIAL POLITICS IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE HERE ON P.E.I. WE’VE REALLY ENTERED INTO UNCHARTED TERRITORY ON SO MANY LEVELS. FIRST OF ALL, A MINORITY GOVERNMENT, SOMETHING THAT THE PROVINCE HASN’T SEEN IN MORE THAN A CENTURY AND A GREEN OPPOSITION. THIS COUNTRY HAS NEVER SEEN A GREEN PARTY AS THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION. AND THEN THERE’S THE LIBERALS HERE ON P.E.I. THEY’VE ALWAYS BEEN THE GOVERNMENT OR THE OPPOSITION AND NOW THEY’RE THE THIRD PARTY. A NUMBER OF HIGH-PROFILE LIBERAL CABINET MINISTERS WENT DOWN LAST NIGHT, INCLUDING THE OUTGOING PREMIER LIBERAL LEADER MCLAUGHLIN. SO A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS LEADERSHIP BUT THE BIGGER QUESTION THAT WE SEEM TO BE HEARING IS JUST HOW IS THIS MINORITY GOVERNMENT GOING TO WORK. AND WE HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE. WELL, THE P.C. LEADER AND INCOMING PREMIER DENNIS KING TALKED A LOT ABOUT THE NEED FOR PARTIES TO COLLABORATE DURING THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN AND HE TALKED ABOUT THAT AGAIN LAST NIGHT AFTER THE RESULTS CAME IN. HAVE A LISTEN…>>I THINK THAT THE ISLANDERS WANT US TO CONSULT BROADLY WITH EACH OTHER AND WITH ISLANDERS. AND THAT’S THE KIND OF LEADERSHIP THAT I’M GOING TO PROVIDE. WE’RE GOING TO NEED A LOT OF HELP AND A LOT OF ASSISTANCE FROM ALL OF THE PARTIES. AND I’M CERTAINLY PREPARED TO WORK WITH THEM.>>Reporter: AND IT SOUNDS LIKE ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT THE PARTY MAY END UP COLLABORATING ON IN THE LEGISLATURE IS ELECTORAL REFORM. ISLANDERS ACTUALLY VOTED IN A REFERENDUM LAST NIGHT ON WHETHER TO MOVE TO A NEW MORE PROPORTIONAL VOTING SYSTEM, AWAY FROM FIRST PAST THE POST. BUT ELECTORAL REFORM DIDN’T QUITE GET THE SUPPORT THAT IT NEEDED TO MAKE THAT RESULT BINDING ON GOVERNMENT TO MOVE TO A MORE PROPORTIONAL VOTING SYSTEM. BUT DENNIS KING, THE P.C. LEADER AND THE INCOMING PREMIER, SAID THAT HE VOTED IN FAVOUR OF ELECTORAL REFORM AS DID PETER BEVAN-BAKER, THE LEADER OF THE GREEN PARTY. SO YOU CAN BET THAT IT’S NOT THE LAST THAT WE WILL HEAR OF THIS ISSUE.>>Carolyn: THE FINANCIAL TURBULENCE CONTINUES FOR BOEING. THE GIANT JET MAKER IS DEALING WITH A RARE DROP IN EARNINGS. THIS ALL COMES AS THE COMPANY’S 737 MAX AIRLINERS REMAIN GROUNDED BECAUSE OF SAFETY CONCERNS. BOEING’S STOCK HAS FALLEN 11% SINCE ONE OF THE PLANES CRASHED IN ETHIOPIA IN MARCH. FOR THE YEAR, THE STOCK PRICE REMAINS UP BY ABOUT 15%. BOEING ESTIMATES THAT IT WILL SPEND $1 BILLION TO FIX THE PROBLEMS WITH ITS 737 AIRCRAFT.>>Anthony: CATHOLICS AND PROTESTANTS CAME TOGETHER IN NORTHERN IRELAND TODAY FOR THE FUNERAL OF LYRA McKEE. SHE’S THE FIRST JOURNALIST KILLED IN THE REGION IN ALMOST 20 YEARS. LEADERS FROM ACROSS NORTHERN IRELAND’S POLITICAL DIVIDE SAT SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY AS HUNDREDS CELEBRATED THE LIFE OF THE 29-YEAR-OLD JOURNALIST. HER DEATH SHOCKED PEOPLE AND SPARKED CALLS TO END RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE. SHE WAS SHOT AND KILLED LAST WEEK WHILE COVERING A RIOT ALONGSIDE POLICE IN LONDONDERRY, ALSO KNOWN AS DERRY. AND AN I.R.A. SPLINTER GROUP HAS CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY AND SAYING THAT SHE WAS NOT THE INTENDED TARGET.>>Carolyn: MASS BURIALS ARE TAKING PLACE IN SRI LANKA AFTER A SERIES OF DEADLY ATTACKS. 359 PEOPLE ARE CONFIRMED DEAD FROM THE EASTER SUNDAY MASSACRES. CBC SUSAN ORMISTON HAS THIS REPORT.>>Reporter: THIS IS ST. SEBASTIAN’S CHURCH IN NGOMBO, SRI LANKA. WE CAN’T TAKE YOU INSIDE BECAUSE THEY’RE DOING A LOT OF FORENSIC WORK INSIDE THERE NOW. A SUICIDE BOMBER MURDERED PEOPLE RIGHT HERE ON SUNDAY MORNING. THERE ARE SO MANY FUNERALS NOW THAT THEY’RE STACKING UP AGAINST EACH OTHER AS ONE PROCESSION LEAVES A CEMETERY, ANOTHER ARRIVES TO BURY THEIR LOVED ONES. THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT ACKNOWLEDGED TODAY THAT THERE WERE GAPS IN COMMUNICATION ABOUT WARNINGS AS EARLY AS THE BEGINNING OF APRIL THAT CHURCHES MAY BE TARGETED. THE INDIAN INTELLIGENCE MAY HAVE PASSED ON INFORMATION AS RECENTLY AS LAST SATURDAY. BUT THAT INFORMATION WAS NOT WELL COMMUNICATED AND THE GOVERNMENT IS WORKING TO PATCH THOSE HOLES NOW. THE PRIME MINISTER SAYS THAT HE’S GOING TO SWEEP CLEAN THE TOP RANKS OF POLICE AND THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT AS HE EXPRESSES HIS EXTREME REGRETS AND SORROW OVER WHAT HAPPENED HERE. WE’RE ALSO LEARNING A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE NINE SUICIDE BOMBERS, EIGHT MEN AND ONE WOMAN, ALL SRI LANKANS. AND THE DEFENCE DEPARTMENT IS SIGHING THAT THEY WERE EDUCATED FROM MIDDLE CLASS OR UPPER MIDDLE CLASS BACKGROUNDS AND SOME HAD LIVED OR STUDIED ABROAD, INCLUDING ONE WHO WAS A STUDENT IN BRITAIN. TOMORROW MORE FUNERALS. MORE GRIEF AS THE COUNTRY IS APPEALING FOR TWO THINGS — HELP WITH INTELLIGENCE TO PIECE TOGETHER WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE AND ALSO PRAYERS FOR ITS PEOPLE. SUSAN ORMISTON, CBC NEWS, NGOMBO, SRI LANKA.>>Carolyn: MEANTIME THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT HAS INCREASED ITS RISK ASSESSMENT FOR TRAVEL TO SRI LANKA. IT’S TELLING CANADIANS TO AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRIPS TO THE COUNTRY. THE ADVISORY SAYS THAT IF YOU ARE ALREADY IN THE COUNTRY THAT YOU SHOULD RECONSIDER WHETHER OR NOT YOU REALLY NEED TO BE THERE. IF NOT, YOU SHOULD CONSIDER LEAVING WHILE IT’S STILL SAFE TO DO SO. (♪ (♪♪♪)>>Carolyn: WELCOME BACK,EVERYO. SO WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE WEATHER ON FRIDAY.>>Ashley: WE ARE, LOOKING TOWARDS THE WEEKEND. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IS THAT WE’RE GOING TO SEE THE SNOW THAT’S GOING TO FALL THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW CONTINUE AT LEAST THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT ALONG THE NORTHEAST COAST. AND AS THAT CONTINUES TO TRACK A LITTLE BIT FURTHER YOU CAN SEE THAT IT’S GOING TO STAY TOWARDS THE MORNING HOURS. AND THEN WE’RE IN THAT NORTHEAST — AND WE’LL GET INTO A NORTHEASTERLY FLOW AND IT’S FOR THE AVALON. OTHERWISE THAT WILL PUSH OUT AND WE’LL SEE RELIEF THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND THE EVENING HOURS BEFORE THE NEXT SYSTEM ROLLS IN FOR THE WEEKEND. THIS ONE IS GOING TO BRING WARMER AIR WITH IT. SO THAT’S CERTAINLY GOOD NEWS THERE. IF WE LOOK AT THE FORECAST, THOSE TEMPERATURES ARE GOING TO SLOWLY START TO CLIMB BACK TO SEASONAL. SO BETWEEN 3° AND HAD°. BUT, AGAIN — 4°. BUT GENERALLY GREY WITH THAT FOG POSSIBLE. GANDER IS LOOKING AT FLURRIES IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE DAY AND THEN EVENTUALLY GOING TO SEE CLEARING SKIES. PORT AUX BASQUE, 4°. MARYSTOWN 7°. SO ANYTHING THAT FALLS WILL FALL AS RAIN. AND WE SEE THE TEMPERATURES ABOVE 0° UP THROUGH LABRADOR, SO BETWEEN 3° TO 5° ALONG THE COAST. AND LAB CITY WITH A POTENTIAL FOR FLURRIES AND 3° THROUGH THE AFTERNOON THERE. AND NOW LOOKING AHEAD, THE NEXT SYSTEM AS I MENTIONED IS GOING TO BE OVER NEW BRUNSWICK. A LOT OF RAIN OR AT LEAST THE MARITIMES ANYWAY. A LOT OF RAIN AND THEN SNOW. AS THIS SYSTEM CONTINUES TO TRACK FURTHER TOWARDS LABRADOR AND NEWFOUNDLAND, WE’RE LOOKING AT A MIX. SO IT’S GOING TO BRING IN WARMER AIR AND MOST OF WHAT WILL FALL ON SATURDAY WILL BE RAIN FOR THE ISLAND AND THEN ALONG THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF LABRADOR AS WELL, BUT FIRST WE’LL SEE SOME SNOW MOVE THROUGH. SO THIS IS GOING TO TAKE ITS TIME. IT’S NOT GOING TO MOVE TOO MUCH OVER THE — THROUGH SUNDAY AND INTO MONDAY EVEN. THAT’S GOING TO MOVE FURTHER NORTH. BUT CONTINUE TO BRING ALL OF THAT SNOW AND A MIX OF RAIN THROUGH THE AFTERNOON ON SUNDAY AS WELL. AND OTHERWISE WE’LL SEE A BIT OF RELIEF FOR THE ISLAND AND THEN THE NEXT SYSTEM WILL MOVE IN ON MONDAY. SO IT DOES LOOK LIKE IT WILL BE PRETTY GREY OVER THE NEXT FOUR OR FIVE DAYS FOR MOST OF THE ISLAND. MAYBE A BIT OF RELIEF THOUGH AS FAR AS THAT SUN GOES ON SATURDAY. SO HERE’S A LOOK AT THE FORECAST. THURSDAY, SNOW — OR RATHER TOMORROW, SNOW AND ICE PELLETS TO CHANGE OVER TO RAIN AND BETWEEN 2-5 cm IN EASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND. AND THEN DRIZZLE AND FOG ON FRIDAY. AND SATURDAY AGAIN, THE POTENTIAL TO SEE SOME SUNSHINE THROUGH THE DAY AND THEN WE’LL SEE THAT RAIN MOVE IN AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY ON SUNDAY. AND THEN MONDAY REACHING A HIGH NEAR 10°. SO WE’LL GET BACK TO THE DOUBLE DIGITS. NOW FOR CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND, ANOTHER 10-20 cm TOMORROW AND RAIN/SNOW ON FRIDAY AND AGAIN THAT RELIEF ON SATURDAY. SUNDAY WE’LL CLEAR OUT LATE DAY. BUT MORE RAIN ON THE WAY FOR MONDAY. WESTERN NEWFOUNDLAND, MUCH OF THE SAME, 5-10 ONLY TOMORROW THOUGH IT LOOKS LIKE. AND THEN WE’LL SEE CLEARING SKIES THROUGH SATURDAY. SUNDAY, 10°, AND THEN A BIT OF A DROP ON MONDAY. NOW FOR EASTERN LABRADOR, LOVELY DAY AGAIN TOMORROW. THAT RAIN — OR RATHER, THE SNOW WILL MOVE IN ON FRIDAY MORNING. ABOUT 5° SHOULD BE YOUR AFTERNOON HIGH. AND 7° BY SATURDAY. AND THEN RAIN ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY AND THAT’S BECAUSE THAT WARMER AIR WILL MOVE IN. WESTERN LABRADOR, THE SAME THING 4° TOMORROW. AND THEN WE START TO GET INTO THAT MESSY WEATHER FOR FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. AND THEN A RETURN OF THAT SUNSHINE ON MONDAY. SO I MENTIONED FLOODING IN NEW BRUNSWICK EARLIER AND LET’S GO TO QUÉBEC WHERE PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU HAD A FIRSTHAND LOOK AT THE FLOODING IN GATINEAU, ONE OF THE WORST HIT COMMUNITIES ALONG THE OTTAWA RIVER.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: CLIMATE CHANGE, WE’LL SEE MORE AND MORE OF THESE EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS MORE REGULARLY. THAT MEANS THAT WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION AND HOW WE’RE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD TOGETHER.>>Ashley: TRUDEAU MET AND THANKED VOLUNTEERS AT THE EVACUATION CENTRE. HE AND HIS WIFE SOPHIE ALSO HELPED TO PACK SANDBAGS, DOZENS OF COMMUNITIES IN QUÉBEC, ONTARIO AND NEW BRUNSWICK ARE DEALING WITH FLOODING. AND THE RAIN IN QUÉBEC HAS THOUSANDS ON HIGH ALERT. OFFICIALS SAY THAT WATER LEVELS IN SOME AREAS ARE DROPPING WHILE OTHERS STILL HAVEN’T REACHED THEIR PEAK. THE CBC’S OLIVIA STEFANOVICH HAS MORE FROM THE FLOOD ZONE.>>Reporter: THE OTTAWA RIVER IS OVERFLOWING IN CONSTANCE BAY, ONTARIO, INTO THIS YARD AND THREATENING PROPERTIES SUCH AS THIS ONE. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS HOUSE. THERE’S A WALL OF SANDBAGS PROTECTING IT FOR NOW, BUT THOUSANDS MORE ARE NEEDED AS WATER LEVELS RISE.>>YOU KNOW, I WAS FEELING NOT TOO BAD, BUT NOW WITH THE NEW PREDICTED NUMBERS AND HOW MUCH WITH THE RAIN THAT WE GOT AND HOW MUCH THE WATER HAS COME UP. AND I DON’T HAVE ANYMORE SANDBAGS RIGHT NOW. YEAH, I’M GETTING A LITTLE BIT NERVOUS.>>Reporter: HELP IS COMING BY WAY OF TEAM RUBICON. THEY’RE A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS MADE UP OF FIRST RESPONDERS AND VETERANS WHO HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED TO PLACES SUCH AS HAITI AND TO FLORIDA FOR HURRICANES AND EARTHQUAKES. NOW THEY’RE HERE IN CONSTANCE BAY, ONTARIO, HELPING TO COORDINATE THE RELIEF EFFORT.>>THIS IS MY FOURTH OPERATION AND I HAVE TRAVELLED AROUND THE WORLD IN MY LIFE AND SEEN THE LOWEST OF LOW AND WHAT PEOPLE DO TO SURVIVE AND TO BE ABLE TO GIVE BACK TO MY LOCAL COMMUNITY AND MY LOCAL FAMILY, IT’S — IT’S CATHARTIC. IT’S WHAT WE LOVE TO DO IS TO HELP OTHERS.>>Reporter: THEY SAY THAT THIS IS AN EXTENSION OF THEIR SERVICE. JUST AS THEY HAVE SAVED LIVES, THEY HOPE TO SAVE ONE PROPERTY HERE AT A TIME. BUT THE BATTLE ISN’T OVER. TEAM RUBICON PLANS TO DEPLOY RESOURCES TO HELP AS MANY PEOPLE AS THEY CAN. OLIVIA STEFANOVICH, CBC NEWS, CONSTANCE BAY, ONTARIO.>>Anthony: WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT PLACES THAT ARE FAMOUS FOR THEIR COFFEE YOU MIGHT THINK OF SEATTLE AND VIENNA AND MAYBE ROME. BUT HOW ABOUT THE ARCTIC? THIS? NEXT STORY IS ABOUT A NEW BREW THAT SUPPORTS TWO INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ONE IN PERU WHERE THE BEANS ARE GROWN AND THE OTHER FAR AWAY IN NUNAVUT WHERE THE COFFEE IS BRANDED AND SOLD. ALI CHIASSON HAS THAT STORY.>>DELICIOUS. IT’S GOOD COFFEE AND THIS IS WHAT I HAVE, GOOD COFFEE.>>Reporter: HAVING A CUP OF COFFEE BRINGS A WHOLE NEW MEANING TO CONNECTING OVER COFFEE. IT’S MADE WITH BEANS HARVESTED BY INDIGENOUS FARMERS IN PERU AND SOLD IN THE CANADIAN ARCTIC AT INUIT-OWNED AND OPERATED CAFÉS.>>IT’S A GREAT ADVENTURE FOR US.>>Reporter: WE’RE IN BARRIE WHERE THE BEANS ARE ROASTED.>>YOU WANT TO DESCRIBE THE PROCESS FOR US?>>Reporter: THESE ARE YOUR BEANS?>>THEY ARE FROM HIGH IN THE MOUNTAINS IN ORDER TO GET OUR BEANS AND WE HAVE TO GO LOOK ON HORSES. THEN WE SUN DRY FOR FIVE DAYS.>>Reporter: WOW.>>I HAVE CHOCOLATE FLAVOURS AS WELL.>>Reporter: SHE MOVED TO BARRIE AND SAW AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRING THAT HOMETOWN AROMA WITH HER AND TO SELL IT HERE IF CANADA. AT THE SAME TIME AND RESPOND TO HER LOCAL HERITAGE SOCIETY IN NUNAVUT.>>WE HAVE BEEN HAVING GOOD REVIEWS AT HOME ALREADY.>>Reporter: AFTER A GRANT FROM THE GOVERNMENT TO GET THE BUSINESS STARTED, THE CAMBRIDGE BAY ELDERS WERE SOON TOASTING TO ROASTING.>>THEY WERE JUST SO HAPPY AND THEY COULDN’T BELIEVE THE GOOD-TASTING COFFEE.>>Reporter: SO THE NAME WAS SOLIDIFIED?>>YEP.>>Reporter: 75% OF PROCEEDS GO TO FUNDING CULTURAL PROGRAMMES IN NORTHERN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES. ALL THE WHILE CREATING JOBS IN HER HOMETOWN. DESPITE BEING IN TWO DIFFERENT HEMISPHERES THEY HAVE A LOT IN COMMON.>>WE HAVE ALL LIVED IN A TRADITIONAL LIFESTYLE AND MOST RECENTLY WERE COLONIZED AND WE’RE WORKING TO REVITALIZE AND TO MAINTAIN WHO WE ARE AS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.>>Reporter: THE DIFFERENT ROASTS ARE CALLED IGLOO, KAYAK AND INNUK.>>OUR ELDERS ARE PASSING AWAY AND WE WANT TO PRESERVE THEIR WAY OF LIFE AND THE ONLY WAY THAT WE CAN DO THAT IS THROUGH PROGRAMMING.>>THE IMPACTS FOR THE FAMILIES AND MY TOWN AND THE OPPORTUNITIES THEY HAVE, IT IS GREAT. AND THANK YOU TO YOU GUYS AND, YOU KNOW, WE ARE IN BOTH COUNTRIES TOGETHER SO IT’S FOR ALL OF US.>>Reporter: ALI CHIASSON, CBC NEWS, BARRIE. (♪♪♪)>>Ashley: HERE’S YOUR VIEWER PICTURE OF THE DAY. THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN IN CENTRAL ON THE WEEKEND.>>Anthony: OKAY.>>Ashley: YOU CAN’T TELL WHERE THIS WAS FROM. I’LL GET YOU GUYS TO TAKE A GUESS AND THEN WE’LL TELL YOU WHERE IT WAS TAKEN WHEN WE COME BACK.>>Anthony: NEAR BADGER.>>Anthony: A GORGEOUS PICTURE.>>Ashley: AND WE’LL LOOK AT THAT PHOTO. IT WAS TAKEN IN NORRIS ARM SOUTH, TO BE SPECIFIC, ACTUALLY.>>Carolyn: VERY NICE.>>Ashley: SO IT’S A BEAUTIFUL SUNSET THERE AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SENDING THAT IN, MARILYN. IF YOU HAVE ANY VIEWER PICTURES TO SEND US, SEND THEM TO NL [email protected] AND WE’LL TRY TO GET THEM ON THE SHOW.>>Anthony: KEEP THEM COMING. OKAY, FIRST WEEK OF THE CAMPAIGN AND WE’LL HAVE SOME POLITICAL INSIDERS LOOKING AT WEEK ONE.>>Carolyn: EXCELLENT. WE’LL SEE YOU THEN.>>Anthony: GOODNIGHT.>>Ashley: GOODNIGHT.

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