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The National for Tuesday, Dec. 3 — Vaping’s effect on teeth; tense moments at NATO meetings

The National for Tuesday, Dec. 3 — Vaping’s effect on teeth; tense moments at NATO meetings


IGOODNIGHT.>>Andrew: GOODNIGHT.>>Adrienne: GOODNIGHT. (*)>>Adrienne: TONIGHT, TENSIONS RUN HIGH AT THE NATO SUMMIT.>>Andrew: THE U.S. PRESIDENT PRESSING ALLIES TO PAY UP.>>President Donald Trump: WE’LL PUT CANADA ON A PAYMENT PLAN. I’M SURE THAT THE PRIME MINISTER WOULD LOVE THAT.>>Andrew: TRUMP’S JABS, JOKES, EVEN INSULTS AND JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S CANDID AND UNSCRIPTED REACTION.>>Adrienne: A DAMNING INDICTMENT OF DONALD TRUMP AS THE HOUSE CREEPS CLOSER TO IMPEACHMENT.>>NOW I’M TRYING TO SPEAK TO A HUMAN BEING, THEY WON’T EVEN PUT ME ON HOLD.>>Andrew: FRUSTRATED FLIERS. WHY STRANDED PASSENGERS CAN’T GET THROUGH TO AIR CANADA.>>Adrienne: OUR INVESTIGATION INTO VAPING. WHY THE DAMAGE TO YOUR TEETH COULD BE PERMANENT.>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*)>>Andrew: WORLD LEADERS GATHERED IN LONDON TODAY TO CELEBRATE A NATO ALLIANCE THAT’S LASTED DECADES. BUT OVERSHADOWING THAT DIVISIONS WITH WORLD LEADERS ON FULL DISPLAY.>>Adrienne: JAWS DROPPED AND ALLIES TOOK SHOTS AT ALLIES AND THERE WAS EVEN A VEILED THREAT. AND AT THE CENTRE OF IT, U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP. FOR 70 YEARS, NATO HAS BEEN KEY TO CANADA’S DEFENCE, AND THE STABILITY OF THE WORLD ORDER. AT LEAST IN WESTERN EYES. BUT SQUABBLES OVER FUNDING AND STRAINED RELATIONSHIPS AND OPPOSING VISIONS HANG OVER THE ALLIANCE. SO THE CRUCIAL QUESTION NOW, ROSIE, HOW NATO WILL RESPOND TO AN UNPREDICTABLE FORCE LIKE DONALD TRUMP.>>Rosemary: TO SAY THE VERY LEAST, ADRIENNE. WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN SOME VERY TENSE MOMENTS, CERTAINLY, BETWEEN LEADERS. AND TRUMP CHALLENGED SEVERAL ALLIES TODAY, INCLUDING CANADA. EVAN DYER BEGINS OUR COVERAGE WITH A SOMEWHAT AWKWARD EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND OUR PRIME MINISTER.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP CAME TO THIS SUMMIT DETERMINED TO SHAKE MORE MONEY OUT OF ANY NATO ALLIES WHO DON’T SPEND AT LEAST 2% OF THEIR NATIONAL INCOME ON DEFENCE.>>President Donald Trump: GERMANY, AS AN EXAMPLE, IS PAYING 1% AND THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO BE PAYING 2%. YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT BILLIONS OF DOLLARS.>>Reporter: CANADA ONLY SPENT ABOUT 1.4% OF ITS G.D.P. ON DEFENCE, THOUGH IT HAS BEEN GOING UP.>>President Donald Trump: WELL, WE’LL PUT THEM ON A PAYMENT PLAN, YOU KNOW?>>Reporter: BUT TRUMP DIDN’T SEEM TO KNOW THAT WHEN HE MET JUSTIN TRUDEAU THIS AFTERNOON.>>President Donald Trump: WHAT IS YOUR NUMBER?>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: THE NUMBER IS 70% INCREASE OVER THE PAST YEARS, INCLUDING AND FOR THE COMING YEARS. THE PRESIDENT KNOWS AS WELL THAT CANADA HAS BEEN THERE FOR EVERY NATO DEPLOYMENT.>>Reporter: TRUMP SEEMED TO ACCEPT THE IDEA THAT CANADA’S NATO DEPLOYMENTS MAKE UP FOR ITS LOW BUDGET, CALLING CANADA ONLY SLIGHTLY DELINQUENT AS OPPOSED TO, SAY, GERMANY.>>President Donald Trump: SOME ARE WAY BELOW 1% AND THAT’S UNACCEPTABLE. AND THEN IF SOMETHING HAPPENS WE’RE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT THEM AND IT’S NOT REALLY FAIR.>>Reporter: IT’S NOT THE FIRST TIME THAT TRUMP HAS QUESTIONED WHETHER THE U.S. WOULD DEFEND A NATO MEMBER THAT DOESN’T PAY ENOUGH. THOSE PUBLIC DOUBTS HAVE MADE THIS SUMMIT UNUSUALLY TENSE. AND THAT TENSION WAS ON FULL DISPLAY AS TRUMP MET WITH FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON AND TALKED ABOUT ISIS TERRORISTS HELD PRISONER IN SYRIA.>>President Donald Trump: MANY ARE FROM GERMANY AND MANY FROM GERMANY, MANY FOR THE U.K. THEY’RE MOSTLY FROM EUROPE. AND SOME OF THE COUNTRIES ARE AGREEING — I HAVE NOT SPOKEN TO THE PRESIDENT ABOUT THAT, WOULD YOU LIKE SOME NICE ISIS FIGHTERS. I CAN GIVE THEM TO YOU. YOU COULD TAKE EVERY ONE THAT YOU WANT.>>LET’S BE SERIOUS. THERE ARE FIGHTERS ON THE GROUND AND FIGHTERS COMING FROM SYRIA AND IRAQ.>>Reporter: TRUMP’S APPROACH STILL SURPRISES WORLD LEADERS. THIS CANDID MOMENT WAS CAPTURED AT AN EVENING RECEPTION. SHOWING THAT TRUMP’S PRESENCE LOOMS LARGE OVER THE ALLIANCE, EVEN WHEN HE’S NOT IN THE ROOM. EVAN DYER, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Rosemary: TRUMP AND TRUDEAU COVERED A LOT OF GROUND IN THAT PHOTO-OP THAT TURNED INTO A 40-MINUTE NEWS CONFERENCE, INCLUDING EFFORTS TO PASS THE NEW NAFTA. TRUMP INDICATED THAT IT’S BEING HELD UP IN WASHINGTON BY POLITICAL OPPONENTS.>>President Donald Trump: WE’RE TRYING TO GET NANCY PELOSI TO PUT IT UP FOR A VOTE. BUT SO FAR SHE HASN’T DECIDED TO DO THAT.>>Rosemary: THE U.S. DEMOCRATS HAVE SIGNALLED THEY WANT CHANGES TO PROTECT LABOUR STANDARDS IN MEXICO, WHILE THE WHITE HOUSE AND CANADA ARE EAGER TO SEW IT UP BY YEAR END.>>President Donald Trump: NO, WE FIND A TREMENDOUS SECURITY PROBLEM WITH RESPECT TO HUAWEI.>>Rosemary: TRUMP REITERATED HIS SUSPICIONS ABOUT THE CHINESE TELECOM GIANT THAT IS EAGER TO COLLABORATE ON WESTERN SECURITY NETWORKS. BUT, HE SAID, CANADA WOULD MAKE ITS OWN DECISION TO WORK WITH THE COMPANY OR BAN IT LIKE OTHER ALLIES HAVE. OF COURSE, CHINA IS FURIOUS WITH CANADA FOR ARRESTING A HUAWEI EXECUTIVE ONE YEAR AGO AT THE REQUEST OF THE UNITED STATES. AND IT ARRESTED TWO CANADIANS IN RESPONSE. TRUMP MENTIONED AGAIN TODAY THAT HE HAS SPOKEN TO CHINA ON BEHALF OF THE PRISONERS. TOMORROW ALL OF THE WORLD LEADERS THERE WILL MEET AGAIN FOR A MORNING OF MEETINGS SO WE’LL WATCH THAT CLOSELY TOO. THAT IS IT FOR NOW FROM OTTAWA. BACK TO TORONTO.>>Adrienne: ALL RIGHT. WHILE DONALD TRUMP IS AWAY, BACK IN THE U.S., ALL EYES ARE ARE SQUARELY ON THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS. TONIGHT IN WASHINGTON, A VOTE TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP AFTER A SCATHING REPORT WAS RELEASED LAYING OUT THE EVIDENCE AGAINST HIM. PAUL HUNTER HAS THE DETAILS.>>Reporter: THE LANGUAGE IS POINTED AND DAMNING, HIGHLIGHTING STARK EVIDENCE OF MISCONDUCT AND AN ALARMING SCHEME THAT WAS DEEPLY UNETHICAL AND DAMAGING TO DEMOCRACY.>>THIS IS THE RESULT OF A PRESIDENT WHO BELIEVES THAT HE IS BEYOND INDICTMENT, BEYOND IMPEACHMENT, BEYOND ANY FORM OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND, INDEED, ABOVE THE LAW. THAT IS A VERY DANGEROUS THING FOR THIS COUNTRY.>>Reporter: IN THE FINAL REPORT FROM THE FIRST STAGE OF THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS, THE 300 PAGES DETAIL THE BY NOW FAMILIAR ALLEGATIONS AND EVIDENCE AGAINST DONALD TRUMP. THE PRESIDENT, IT SAYS, PLACED HIS OWN PERSONAL AND POLITICAL INTERESTS ABOVE THE NATIONAL INTERESTS OF THE UNITED STATES. IN SHORT, THAT HE WRONGLY TRIED TO FORCE UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT INTO DIGGING UP DIRT ON TRUMP RIVAL JOE BIDEN FOR TRUMP’S OWN BENEFIT. AND THEN THAT TRUMP BLOCKED EFFORTS TO INVESTIGATE THAT. SAY DEMOCRATS, A CLEAR ABUSE OF POWER. THE EVIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT’S MISCONDUCT IS OVERWHELMING, SAYS THE REPORT, AND SO TOO IS THE EVIDENCE OF HIS OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS.>>THE QUESTION NOW IS WHAT DOES CONGRESS DO ABOUT THIS.>>Reporter: TONIGHT THE NEXT STEP IN ANSWERING THAT AS LAWMAKERS VOTED TO SEND IT ALL TO FURTHER HEARINGS WITH OTHER LAWMAKERS WHO WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO NOW CHARGE TRUMP AND IMPEACH HIM.>>President Donald Trump: THE IMPEACHMENT HOAX IS GOING NOWHERE.>>Reporter: EARLIER TRUMP, AS HE DOES, SLAMMED THE PROCESS AND THE DEMOCRAT WHO HAS BEEN LEADING IT.>>President Donald Trump: I THINK THAT ADAM SCHIFF IS A DERANGED HUMAN BEING. I THINK THAT HE GREW UP WITH A COUPLE REASONS THAT ARE OBVIOUS, AND I THINK THAT HE’S A VERY SICK MAN. AND HE LIES.>>Reporter: THE REPORT ITSELF MAKES NO RECOMMENDATION ON WHETHER TO IMPEACH, BUT ITS UNDERLYING MESSAGE IS CLEAR — THAT THE ACTIONS OF DONALD TRUMP ARE UNACCEPTABLE AND DANGEROUS AND OUGHT NOT TO GO UNPUNISHED. PAUL HUNTER, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Adrienne: THERE IS, BY THE WAY, ONE LESS COMPETITOR TONIGHT FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION. KAMALA HARRIS HAS QUIT THE RACE, BUT NOT THE BATTLE AGAINST DONALD TRUMP.>>ALTHOUGH I AM NO LONGER RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT, I WILL DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO DEFEAT DONALD TRUMP AND FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY.>>Adrienne: HARRIS TRIED TO BRING TOGETHER YOUNG PROGRESSIVES AND MODERATE VOTERS. HER CAMPAIGN STARTED STRONG, GAINING MAJOR ENDORSEMENT, BUT LOST MOMENTUM AND FELL BEHIND IN FUNDRAISING IN RECENT MONTHS AS MORE CANDIDATES JOINED THE RACE. THERE ARE STILL 15 PEOPLE SEEKING THE NOMINATION.>>Andrew: HERE AT HOME A MAJOR MILESTONE FOR THE TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE EXPANSION. AFTER MULTIPLE DELAYS, CONSTRUCTION OF THAT CONTROVERSY PROJECT BEGAN TODAY. THE EXPANSION WILL TWIN THE CURRENT PIPELINE AND MOVE CLOSE TO 900,000 BARRELS OF CRUDE A DAY FROM ALBERTA TO B.C.’S COAST, NEARLY TRIPLING THE CURRENT FLOW. SO WELCOME NEWS FOR THE PROVINCE’S STRUGGLING ENERGY SECTOR. BUT IT MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO QUELL THE ANGER. ERIN COLLINS EXPLAINS WHY.>>Reporter: IN THE HEART OF THE ALBERTA OILPATCH, A EARLY GIFT FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR.>>YOU CAN SEE PIPE ON THE GROUND. AND WITHIN DAYS, MAYBE A COUPLE WEEKS, THAT PIPE WILL BE IN THE GROUND. IT WILL BE IN THE GROUND BEFORE CHRISTMAS.>>Reporter: AFTER YEARS OF BACK AND FORTH, THE COMPLETION OF THE TRANS MOUNTAIN EXPANSION IS NOW IN SIGHT. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PAID $4.5 BILLION FOR THIS PROJECT IN 2018, JUST TO KEEP IT ALIVE.>>IT’S AN IMPORTANT DAY FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR IN THIS COUNTRY. THERE’S BEEN, I KNOW, NAYSAYERS AND THERE’S NO BETTER WAY TO PUT THAT TO REST THAN TO SAY LOOK AROUND YOU. THIS IS BEING BUILT.>>Reporter: THIS PROJECT IS STILL FACING A COURT CHALLENGE BY SEVERAL B.C. FIRST NATIONS. BUT THE HOPE HERE IS THAT THIS PIPELINE WILL BE COMPLETED, OPENING UP NEW MARKETS AND BOOSTING PRICES FOR ALBERTA OIL. FRUSTRATION OVER PIPELINE DELAYS HAS BEEN A SOURCE OF TENSION BETWEEN ALBERTA AND OTTAWA. IN PART LEADING TO THE LAUNCH OF ALBERTA’S FAIR DEAL PANEL WHICH KICKED OFF IN EDMONTON TONIGHT.>>WE’RE GOING THROUGH A BIT OF A BUST AFTER A VERY LONG BOOM, AND PEOPLE DON’T FEEL APPRECIATED FOR WHAT WE’RE CONTRIBUTING.>>Reporter: ALSO ON THE AGENDA HERE, ALBERTA’S RELATIONSHIP WITH OTTAWA ON EVERYTHING FROM PENSIONS AND TRANSFER PAYMENTS TO PROVINCIAL POLICING. IT HAS BEEN A GOOD WEEK FOR THE PRO-PIPELINE CROWD. ON SUNDAY, THE CANADIAN PORTION OF ENBRIDGE’S LINE THREE PIPELINE WENT INTO SERVICE. AND IF THE T.M.X. EXPANSION IS FINALLY BUILT, SOME SAY THAT ALBERTA ANGER MAY FADE FOR NOW.>>THAT CONSTANTLY PRESENT SENSE OF UNFAIRNESS OR ALIENATION, IT RISES, IT FALLS. IT LAXES, IT WANES. AND I THINK THAT WE’LL PROBABLY SEE IT DIMINISH.>>Reporter: OF COURSE THAT FRUSTRATION COULD ALWAYS FLARE UP AGAIN. DESPITE THE START OF CONSTRUCTION, THE T.M.X. EXPANSION STILL FACES HURDLES. ERIN COLLINS, CBC NEWS, CALGARY.>>Andrew: SOME AIR CANADA PASSENGERS SAY THEY’RE GETTING A ROUGH RIDE, NOT DURING THE FLIGHTS, BUT BEFORE. AND AS SIMON NAKONECHNY FOUND OUT, DEALING WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE IS LEAVING FLIERS AS FRUSTRATED.>>RIGHT, AIRLINE OF THE YEAR.>>Reporter: MYRIAM CARR SHELLED OUT OVER $7,000 FOR AN AIR CANADA FLIGHT PATH. SHE WANTED TO TAKE HER SON AND THE FAMILY ON A VACATION TO FLORIDA, BUT WHEN SHE TRIED TO BOOK ONLINE, MULTIPLE ERROR MESSAGES. SO SHE PICKED UP THE PHONE.>>AIR CANADA HAS RECENTLY ADOPTED A NEW RESERVATION SYSTEM AND CALL VOLUMES ARE HIGHER THAN NORMAL. OUR AGENTS ARE ASSISTING OTHER CUSTOMERS AT PRESENT AND I APOLOGISE THAT WE CANNOT PLACE YOU ON HOLD.>>WE DIALED IT A FEW TIMES, A COUPLE TIMES WE DIDN’T — WE WERE ACTUALLY PUT ON HOLD. ONE TIME WE WERE PUT ON HOLD FOR TWO HOURS. AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU HEAR CLICK AND THE PHONE GOES DEAD.>>Reporter: AFTER A HUGE NUMBER OF DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS THERE WAS A WAVE OF CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS ONLINE. WITH A COMMON HEADACHE — THEY CAN’T GET THROUGH TO AIR CANADA.>>WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CALL?>>I COULDN’T GET NOBODY. I WAS JUST ON HOLD, ON HOLD, ON HOLD FOREVER.>>Reporter: AIR CANADA DENIES ITS NEW RESERVATION SYSTEM IS CAUSING BOOKING DELAYS. IT SAYS THAT THE SYSTEM IS FUNCTIONING AS EXPECTED. IT BLAMES BAD WEATHER IN TORONTO FOR THE INCREASING CALL VOLUME AND SOCIAL MEDIA TRAFFIC. THAT’S COLD COMFORT FOR JOANNA BROWN. SHE’S BEEN STUCK IN TORONTO SINCE HER FLIGHT TO CINCINNATI WAS CANCELLED LAST NIGHT.>>I WENT OVER TO THE AIR CANADA CUSTOMER SERVICE AND THEY SAID>>I WENT OVER TO THE AIR CANADA CUSTOMER SERVICE AND THEY SAID TO GO TO ANOTHER AREA. WE WAITED THERE FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF BEFORE ANYONE ACTUALLY SHOWED UP TO HELP US. AND WE WAITED FOR ANOTHER FOUR TO FIVE HOURS TO GET ANOTHER HOTEL BOOKED. AND THEY REFUSED TO BOOK US ON NEW FLIGHTS.>>Reporter: TODAY SHE GAVE UP AND BOOKED A TICKET HOME ON DELTA.>>I WOULD GIVE AIR CANADA A ZERO OUT OF 10.>>BE ACCOUNTABLE, DO SOMETHING.>>Reporter: CARLE SAYS THAT SHE JUST WANTS TO TALK TO SOMEONE, ANYONE AT THE AIRLINE. BUT FOR NOW THERE’S NOT MUCH THAT YOU CAN DO EXCEPT TO HANG UP AND TRY HER CALL AGAIN. SIMON NAKONECHNY, CBC NEWS, ST.-LAZARE, QUÉBEC.>>Adrienne: THE FORMER NHL PLAYER WHOSE STORY OF ABUSE SPARKED A NATIONAL CONVERSATION ABOUT HOCKEY CULTURE SAYS THAT HE’S EXPECTING A BIG CHANGE. AKIM ALIU MET WITH TOP NHL EXECUTIVES TODAY, INCLUDING COMMISSIONER GARY BETTMAN.>>I THINK THAT THERE’S SOME BIG CHANGE COMING. AND IT’S LONG OVERDUE. AND I’M EXCITED TO SEE IT COME TO FRUITION.>>Adrienne: ALIU’S STORY OF BEING SUBJECTED TO RACIAL SLURS IN THE LOCKER ROOM LED TO THE RESIGNATION OF CALGARY FLAMES’ COACH BILL PETERS. AND WITH ABUSE ALLEGATIONS BEING LEVELED AGAINST OTHER COACHES LIKE MIKE CRAWFORD AND MIKE BABCOCK, THE LEAGUE IS CONDUCTING A BROADER REVIEW. AS KAREN PAULS REPORTS, THE ACCUSATIONS HAVE SHONE A SPOTLIGHT ON COACHING PRACTICES AT ALL LEVELS OF THE GAME.>>Reporter: THIS ISN’T QUITE THE NHL… BUT REVELATIONS ABOUT INAPPROPRIATE COACHING BEHAVIOUR THERE ARE TOP OF MIND FOR PEOPLE HERE.>>ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN THE NHL AFFECTS EVERYTHING. SO PEOPLE HAVE HIGHER EXPECTATIONS.>>I WANT TO START WITH JUST THANKING EVERYONE FOR THEIR SUPPORT.>>Reporter: IN THE LAST WEEK, SEVERAL PLAYERS HAVE COME FORWARD WITH ALLEGATIONS AGAINST COACHES. THE LATEST JOHANNES FRANZMAN WHO ALLEGES MIKE BABCOCK WOULD BERATE HIM. IT GOT SO BAD THAT HE SAID THAT HE WAS SCARED TO GO TO THE RINK.>>I THINK THAT IT’S WAY OVERDUE, THAT PEOPLE GET SYNTHESIZED TO IT.>>Reporter: AS A SPORTS PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGIST, HE HEARD STORIES OF ABUSIVE COACHES. AS A HOCKEY DAD, HE SAW IT TOO. HIS DAUGHTER JENNIFER REPRESENTED CANADA IN FOUR WINTER OLYMPICS. AFTER PLAYING IN THE NHL, HIS SON JASON IS NOW G.M. OF THE BUFFALO SABRES.>>EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE THE BEST THEY CAN BE, AND YOU CAN SELL THEM ON DEMANDING. BUT WHEN YOU DEMEAN THEM AS A PERSON, IT HURTS.>>WE DON’T HAVE OUR BEST DAYS EVERY DAY BUT WE TRY TO DO THE BEST THAT WE CAN.>>Reporter: DEAN COURT HAS COACHED FOR YEARS AND HIS SONS PLAY HIGH-LEVEL HOCKEY AND HE SAYS THAT GOOD COACHING IS A LOT LIKE GOOD PARENTING.>>WE HAVE TO BE FIRM WITH PLAYERS AND THESE ARE ATHLETES. YOU KNOW, THEY’RE PREMIERE ATHLETES THAT ARE TRYING TO BECOME BETTER THAN THEY PRESENTLY ARE. SO FOR A CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, YOU KNOW, WE PUT ACCOUNTABILITY ON THEM.>>Reporter: IN A STATEMENT TODAY THE NHL COACHES’ ASSOCIATION SAID “WHILE COACHING PHILOSOPHIES MAY DIFFER, THERE ARE LINES THAT CANNOT BE CROSSED AND THERE IS CERTAINLY NO ROOM IN THE NHL OR ANYWHERE ELSE FOR ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR OF ANY KIND.” PARENTS AND COACHES SAY THAT THE NHL HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEND A VERY STRONG MESSAGE NOW AND THEY HOPE THAT A CULTURE OF FEAR AND INTIMIDATION WILL SOON JUST BE A PART OF YESTERDAY’S PLAYBOOK. KAREN PAULS, CBC NEWS, WINNIPEG.>>Andrew: RCMP OFFICERS FACE RISKS ON THE JOB ALL THE TIME, BUT NOW A MONTH-LONG RADIO-CANADA INVESTIGATION REVEALS ONE OF THEIR TRAINING FACILITIES MAY HAVE POSED A SERIOUS HEALTH RISK. BRIGITTE BUREAU LED THE INVESTIGATION AND LEARNED THAT THE NOW DEMOLISHED FACILITY WAS RIDDLED WITH CONTAMINANTS.>>I REMEMBER BEING SICK EVERY TIME THAT I TRAINED HERE.>>Reporter: ON THIS LOT IN KEMPTVILLE SOUTH OF OTTAWA, A TRAINING CENTRE FOR A COVERT RCMP SQUAD USED TO STAND. THIS RCMP OFFICER WHO WE ARE CALLING “MIKE” TO PROTECT HIS IDENTITY, TRAINED HERE FOR MONTHS IN 2004.>>AS YOU WALKED IN YOU WOULD SMELL THE MOULD FROM THE BASEMENT. IT WAS ALMOST SICKENING. THERE WAS LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF DEAD FLIES IN OUR ROOMS.>>Reporter: FROM 1998 UNTIL IT CLOSED IN 2006, THIS BUNKER SERVED AS A SCHOOL FOR RECRUITS TASKED WITH INSTALLING SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT FOR UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATIONS.>>WE WORKED IN THE CEILINGS. WE HAD TO DRILL INTO CONCRETE, CUT INTO DRYWALL.>>Reporter: WHAT SOME RCMP OFFICERS DIDN’T KNOW IS THAT THIS BUILDING WAS CONTAMINATED WITH LEAD IN THE WATER AND PAINT, ASBESTOS IN THE WALLS, SILICONE IN THE CEMENT, AND TOXIC MOULDS, ACCORDING TO THE INSPECTION REPORTS, THAT SPANNED A DECADE.>>AN X-RAY INDICATED A LUMP ON MY LUNG. I HAD SURGERY.>>Reporter: MIKE ALMOST DIED IN 2010 FROM A LUNG INFECTION CAUSED BY A FUNGUS THAT HAS DOCTOR BLAMED DIRECTLY ON THE BUILDING. THROUGH OUR INVESTIGATION WE HAVE IDENTIFIED AT LEAST SIX MEMBERS OF THE RCMP WHO DIED PREMATURELY OF NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE OR CANCERS AND WHO TRAINED AT THE KEMPTVILLE CENTRE.>>WE HAVE KNOWN FOR YEARS THAT CERTAIN HEAVY METALS SUCH AS MANGANESE AND LEAD CAN AFFECT THE MOTOR SYSTEM.>>Reporter: THIS NEUROLOGIST TREATED ONE OF THE DECEASED OFFICERS. WITHOUT TOXOLOGY REPORTS IT’S DIFFICULT TO MAKE A DIRECT LINK TO THE BUILDING, BUT SAYS SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE GENETICALLY PREDISPOSED CAN GET SICK WHEN EXPOSED TO HEAVY METALS AND MOULD.>>THE IMMUNE REACTION THAT OCCURRED AFTER, SAY, ONE IS EXPOSED TO DIFFERENT FUNGI OR BACTERIA IN THE ENVIRONMENT.>>WHAT I WANT IS THIS IS PUBLICLY DISCLOSED SO PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT DANGERS THEY WERE EXPOSED TO WHILE THEY WERE AT THAT BUILDING SITE.>>Reporter: THE RCMP SAYS THAT IT’S WILLING TO TAKE FOLLOW-UP MEASURES IF NEEDED. BUT IT ASSERTS THAT THE OFFICERS WERE INFORMED AT THE TIME OF THE PRESENCE OF CONTAMINANTS IN THE BUILDING. THAT’S NOT THE CASE, SAY A DOZEN RCMP OFFICERS THAT WE SPOKE WITH, MANY OF WHOM SUFFER FROM HEALTH PROBLEMS SINCE TRAINING IN KEMPTVILLE. BRIGITTE BUREAU, RADIO-CANADA, OTTAWA.>>Adrienne: TIME FOR A QUICK BAKE. WE ARE BACK IN JUST TWO MINUTES WITH MORE NEWS, INCLUDING A RASH OF HIGH-END CAR THEFTS BY HIGH-TECH THIEVES AND A WARNING ABOUT SOME CAR SECURITY SYSTEMS.>>Andrew: AND, LATER, DOCTORS AGREE THAT VAPING CAN BE HARMFUL FOR YOUR LUNGS, BUT NOW DENTISTS ARE SPEAKING OUT WITH THEIR OWN CONCERNS. WE CONTINUE OUR INVESTIGATION.>>Ian: AND WE’RE WATCHING A LOOMING MIDNIGHT DEADLINE THAT COULD SHUT DOWN HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS ACROSS>>Adrienne: WELCOME BACK. MORE THAN A HUNDRED TRUCKS AND S.U.V.s HAVE BEEN STOLEN IN OTTAWA OVER THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS. AND IT’S UNSETTLING TO LEARN HOW SOME OF THESE CRIMINALS ARE DOING IT. STU MILLS SHOWS US WHY.>>Reporter: SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR THIEVES TO CLIMB IN AND DRIVE OFF IN A $60,000 TOYOTA S.U.V. PART OF THE SHOCK FOR ALAN LIN WAS HOW BRAZEN THEY WERE.>>ALL WITHIN A FEW SECONDS. I THOUGHT THAT I WAS DREAMING. I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW THAT IT WAS POSSIBLE.>>Reporter: LAST MONTH THIEVES HIT NEIGHBOURHOODS RIGHT ACROSS OTTAWA, MAKING OFF WITH FOUR-RUNNERS AND HIGHLANDERS AND TACOMA PICKUPS AND LEXUS S.U.V.s. IN ONE SUBURB NEIGHBOURHOOD, THIEVES STOLE FOUR CARS IN ONE NIGHT. LIN DOESN’T WANT TO BE HIT AGAIN SO HE’S TURNING TO A LOW-TECH SOLUTION.>>THAT’S THE FIRST THING THAT I BOUGHT YESTERDAY, GOOD OLD-FASHIONED STEERING WHEEL LOCK.>>Reporter: THIS CAR SECURITY EXPERT SAYS THAT SOME THIEVES ARE USING A BOOSTER TO EXTEND THE REACH OF THE SIGNALS SENT BETWEEN THE VEHICLE AND ITS KEY FOB.>>SO THE WAY THAT IT WORKS IS ESSENTIALLY A THIEF WILL HAVE A RADIO FREQUENCY AMPLIFIER AND THEY’LL INCREASE THE SIGNAL RANGE OF THE FACTORY O.E.M. KEY FOB SO THAT THE DISTANCE THAT IT TRANSMITS FROM IS INCREASED. THEREBY, GIVING THEM ACCESS TO THE VEHICLE.>>Reporter: EVEN IF THAT KEY IS SITTING BEHIND THE WALLS OF A LOCKED HOUSE, THE BOOSTER TRICKS THE CAR INTO THINKING THAT IT’S SAFELY NEARBY.>>WELL, MY KEYS WERE IN MY PURSE IN THE BEDROOM. HIS KEYS WERE ON THE KITCHEN COUNTER. NEITHER OF WHICH ARE ANYWHERE CLOSE TO THE FRONT DOOR.>>Reporter: THIS COUPLE LOST A 2017 FOUR-RUNNER.>>IF IT’S NOT RECOVERED AND WE HAVE TO PURCHASE ANOTHER CAR I FOR SURE WILL NOT HAVE ANOTHER TOYOTA S.U.V.>>Reporter: TOYOTA TOLD US THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY DISABLE THE KEY FOB, HOLD DOWN THE LOCK BUTTON, PRESS THE UNLOCK BUTTON TWICE. IF YOU DON’T WANT TO DO THAT, TOYOTA HAS OTHER TIPS. WHEN NOT IN USE PLACE YOUR FOB INSIDE OF A RADIO-PROOF FARADAY BAG. INVEST IN YOUR OWN CAR ALARM AND STEERING WHEEL LOCK. AND IF POSSIBLE PARK YOUR VEHICLE IN A LOCKED GARAGE. STU MILLS, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Andrew: OKAY, LET’S GO TO OUR NATIONAL NEWSROOM IN VANCOUVER WHERE IAN IS WATCHING STORIES FROM ACROSS CANADA.>>Ian: LET’S START WITH THE LOOMING STRIKE DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC TEACHERS IN ONTARIO. THE PROVINCE’S EDUCATION MINISTER AND TEACHERS’ UNION HELD BACK-TO-BACK NEWS CONFERENCE THIS EVENING, SIGNALLING NEGOTIATIONS ARE NOT GOING WELL.>>THE ONUS IS ON THEM TO BE REASONABLE, TO STAY AT THE TABLE AND TO CANCEL — TO CANCEL THIS NEEDLESS ESCALATION THAT IS HURTING CHILDREN, PARENTS AND FAMILIES IN THIS PROVINCE.>>A SINGLE-DAY STRIKE DOESN’T COME CLOSE TO THE KIND OF DISRUPTION THAT THIS GOVERNMENT WILL WREAK ON THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IF THEY’RE ALLOWED TO GO FORWARD WITH THEIR DESTRUCTIVE PROPOSALS.>>Ian: PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A CONTRACT SINCE AUGUST. IF THERE’S NO DEAL BY MIDNIGHT EASTERN, THEY’RE THREATENING TO WALK OFF THE JOB TOMORROW. AND THEY’RE PUSHING BACK AGAINST A PLAN TO INCREASE CLASS SIZES AND INTRODUCE MANDATORY E-LEARNING COURSES.>>>MORE THAN 20 FIREFIGHTERS WILL HEAD TO AUSTRALIA TO HELP TO FIGHT WILDFIRES. SIX PEOPLE HAVE DIED AND HUNDREDS OF HOMES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED.>>>LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT SYDNEY WAS LIKE TODAY AS THE SMOKE FROM A NEARBY BRUSH FIRE BLANKETED MUCH OF THE REGION. CANADA AND AUSTRALIA HAVE A HISTORY OF HELPING EACH OTHER DURING WILDFIRE SEASON.>>>AN UPDATE TO A STORY THAT WE TOLD YOU ABOUT LAST NIGHT. OUR COLLEAGUES AT RADIO-CANADA HAVE OBTAINED FOOTAGE MOMENTS BEFORE AN APPARENT ROAD RAGE SHOOTING IN MONTRÉAL YESTERDAY. POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE DRIVER OF THAT WHITE CAR. MOMENTS AFTER THE VIDEO WAS TAKEN THE 23-YEAR-OLD DRIVER OF THE DELIVERY VAN WAS SHOT. HE’S GOING TO BE OKAY. THE SUSPECT STILL ON THE RUN. AND POLICE ARE HOPING THAT SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM NEARBY BUSINESSES WILL TURN UP A LICENCE PLATE NUMBER.>>>BILLIONAIRE ELON MUSK WAS IN COURT TODAY FOR TWEETING, QUOTE “PEDO GUY”, THAT’S AN INTERIOR STORY THAT WE’LL LOOK AT IN ABOUT 10 MINUTES.>>Adrienne: ALSO AHEAD TONIGHT ON “THE NATIONAL,” A DEFENCEMAN LIVES UP TO HIS TITLE OFF THE ICE MUCH.>>I SAID, ALL RIGHT, DUDE, LAST CHANCE, PUT THE BAG DOWN. ETHIOPIA HOW HE FOILED AN ATTEMPTED ROBBERY.>>Andrew: FIRST, A GIANT IN THE VAPING WORLD. HOW JUUL CHANGED THE GAME AND HELPED TO IGNITE A >>Adrienne: AFTER A SLIGHT SLUMP LAST YEAR, VANCOUVER’S REAL ESTATE MARKET IS BACK TO BEING AS UNAFFORDABLE AS EVER. AND THAT’S CREATING A HOUSING CRISIS IN VANCOUVER. BUT IT’S HAVING A RIPPLE EFFECT IN SMALLER B.C. CITIES TOO. FOR BOTH HOME BUYERS AND FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE. IT’S CREATED A TENSE SITUATION IN SEVERAL CITIES, A STANDOFF OF SORTS, BETWEEN THOSE LIVING ON SORTS, BETWEEN THOSE LIVING ON THE MARGINS AND THE REST OF THE COMMUNITY. IN KELOWNA LAST WEEK, A TENT CITY WAS DISMANTLED BY POLICE AND ITS RESIDENTS MOVED TO A PARK BECAUSE THE LOCAL SHELTERS ARE FULL. ACTIVISTS ACCUSE SURREY OF WAGING A WAR ON THE POOR. THAT CITY USED HEAVY MACHINERY TO CLEAR TENTS. NANAIMO MOVED SOME RESIDENTS OF THIS TENT CITY TO MODULAR HOUSING, BUT ADMITS THAT IS JUST A TEMPORARY FIX. AND CLOSER TO VANCOUVER THE CRISIS IS PARTICULARLY ACUTE. CHRIS O’NEILL-YATES BRINGS US THIS STORY FROM MAPLE RIDGE.>>Reporter: JOE BOWMAN FOUND SHELTER THIS DOORWAY ON THE COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR SO FAR.>>I KNEW THAT IT WAS PRETTY SECLUDED.>>Reporter: THREE YEARS AGO HE LOST HIS JOB, SOON HIS SAVINGS RAN OUT AND HE FOUND HIMSELF WITHOUT A PLACE TO LIVE.>>THERE’S JUST SO FEW HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES AND SO MANY PEOPLE LOOKING THAT THEY — THE LANDLORDS HAVE THE PICK OF THE LITTER, RIGHT?>>Reporter: LIVING ON THE MARGINS IS TOUGH. BOWMAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH TRESPASSING AND HIS TENT TRASHED BY LOCALS WHO WANTED HIM GONE.>>THREATENED ME AND TOLD ME THAT THEY’D PUT ME IN A HOLE AND THAT NOBODY WOULD EVER COME LOOKING BECAUSE I’M A PIECE OF SHIT AND I’M NOT WORTH LOOKING FOR. TO GO OUT AND TO SEEK YOU OUT IN THE COMMUNITY AND FILM AND YOU BERATE YOU? THAT’S ON ANOTHER LEVEL.>>Reporter: BOWMAN LIVES IN THE SMALL CITY OF MAPLE RIDGE, AN HOUR FROM VANCOUVER. PEOPLE PRICED OUT OF THE HOUSING>>Reporter: BOWMAN LIVES IN THE SMALL CITY OF MAPLE RIDGE, AN HOUR FROM VANCOUVER. PEOPLE PRICED OUT OF THE HOUSING MARKET THERE COME HERE.>>THROUGH CONDO CONSTRUCTION, ENDLESS CONDO CONSTRUCTION.>>Reporter: HOMELESS ADVOCATES SAY THAT LOW-COST RENTAL UNITS ARE DRYING UP HERE TOO.>>AND IF YOU CAN’T FIND A PLACE THAT IS SIMILAR RENT TO WHAT YOU ALREADY COULDN’T AFFORD, THEN YOU’RE HOMELESS.>>Reporter: TENSIONS HERE HAVE REACHED A BOILING POINT.>>PEOPLE COME HERE TO CARRY ON DOING DRUGS AND BASICALLY RAPING AND PILLAGING ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR BUSINESSES AND THAT’S GOT TO STOP.>>Reporter: THAT’S MAYOR MIKE MORTEN LAST SPRING. IN APRIL THE CITY GOT A COURT ORDER TO DISMANTLE A TENT CITY. LAST MONTH THEY BANNED PANHANDLING. THE MAYOR TURNED DOWN A REQUEST FOR AN INTERVIEW.>>IT CRIMINALIZES PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS AND PEOPLE STRUGGLING WITH POVERTY.>>Reporter: KIERSTEN DUNCAN WAS THE ONLY COUNCILLOR TO VOTE AGAINST THE BAN.>>WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE, UNFORTUNATELY, THAT ARE VERY FRUSTRATED AND VERY ANGRY. AND OTHERS WHO JUST DON’T HAVE COMPASSION OR EMPATHY OR UNDERSTANDING FOR THE ISSUE.>>Reporter: EXPERTS SAY THAT MUNICIPALITIES ARE LARGELY LEFT TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEM ON THEIR OWN, OVERLOADING THE SYSTEMS ALREADY STRETCHED THIN.>>AND THAT’S CHALLENGING FOR ANY CITY AND MAYBE MORE CHALLENGING FOR SMALLER CITIES THAT DON’T HAVE A SPECIAL PLANNING KIND OF CULTURE, THAT MAYBE DON’T HAVE THE HOUSING INFRASTRUCTURE THAT A PLACE LIKE VANCOUVER MIGHT HAVE.>>Reporter: BOWMAN IS PHILOSOPHICAL ABOUT THE ANGER THAT HE FACES.>>THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE ON THE VERGE OF BEING HOMELESS THEMSELVES THAT THEY DON’T KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THAT. SO THEY’RE LASHING OUT.>>Reporter: FOR NOW THOUGH HIS BIGGEST CONCERN IS GETTING THROUGH ANOTHER COLD NIGHT. CHRIS O’NEILL-YATES, CBC NEWS, MAPLE RIDGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA.>>Andrew: AND UP NEXT WE CONTINUE OUR INVESTIGATION INTO VAPING. WITH NEW RESEARCH INTO THE WAY THAT IT CAN EFFECT YOUR TEETH AND GUMS. IS IT ACTUALLY ALMOST AS BAD AS SMOKING? (*)>>Ian: WELCOME BACK. ONE OF THE INTERNATIONAL STORIES THAT WE’RE WATCHING TONIGHT IS IN THE PHILIPPINES WHERE IT’S ALREADY WEDNESDAY AND THE CLEANUP IS ALREADY UNDERWAY AFTER A DEADLY TYPHOON. AT LEAST FOUR PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER THE STORM BROUGHT VIOLENT WINDS AND RAIN. IN PLACES THE GUSTS REACHED 235 km/h, DAMAGING BUILDINGS AND BRINGING DOWN TREES. HALF A MILLION PEOPLE ARE OUT OF THEIR HOMES.>>>SWEDISH ACTIVIST GRETA THUNBERG ARRIVED BACK ON EUROPEAN SHORES WITH A MESSAGE FOR WORLD LEADERS.>>WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME. AND WE ARE WORKING WITH THE YOUNGER GENERATION AND WATCHING YOU AND WE WILL MAKE SURE THAT YOU ACTUALLY MOVE FORWARD.>>Ian: THUNBERG SAILED INTO LISBON AFTER A THREE-WEEK CATAMARAN VOYAGE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC. SHE’S NOW ON THE WAY TO MADRID FOR A CLIMATE SUMMIT.>>>AND BILLIONAIRE ELON MUSK’S DEVOTE HAS LANDED HIM IN A LOS ANGELES COURTROOM. THE TESLA FOUNDER IS BEING SUED FOR DEFAMATION AFTER CALLING A BRITISH CAVE EXPLORER GUIDE “PEDO GUY”, SHORT FOR PEDOPHILE. IT ALL STEMS FROM A 2018 RACE BETWEEN MUSK AND VERNON UNSWORTH TO RESCUE A YOUNG SOCCER TEAM THAT HAD BEEN TRAPPED BY RISING WATERS IN A CAVE IN THAILAND. THE TWO MEN PUBLICLY DISPARAGED EACH OTHER’S EFFORTS. MUSK’S LAWYERS ARGUED TODAY THAT THE TWEET WAS A GENERIC INSULT AND NOT AN ATTEMPT TO PAINT HIS OPPONENT AS A PEDOPHILE.>>>THAT’S IT FOR NOW FROM VANCOUVER. NOW BACK TO TORONTO.>>Andrew: THIS WEEK CBC NEWS IS DIGGING INTO VAPING AND HOW IT AFFECTS YOUR HEALTH, FROM THE POLICIES TO THE INDUSTRY FAILURES, WE ARE EXAMINING HOW WHAT STARTED AS A POSSIBLE FIX FOR SMOKING BECAME ITSELF DANGEROUSLY ADDICTIVE, STILL FULL OF UNKNOWNS AND ATTRACTING MILLIONS OF NEW USERS. LAST NIGHT WE TOOK A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT CANADIANS ARE INHALING WHEN THEY VAPE. WHAT WE FOUND POTENTIALLY IS HARMFUL CHEMICALS IN SEVERAL NICOTINE VAPING LIQUIDS.>>NO ONE SUGGESTED THAT IT WAS BENIGN.>>Andrew: SO IS VAPING A SAFER ALTERNATIVE? IT TURNS OUT THAT WE DON’T ACTUALLY KNOW. AND EVEN MORE CONCERNING, IT’S ATTRACTING A GENERATION OF NON-SMOKERS. ONE IN FOUR CANADIAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RECENTLY SAID THEY’VE VAPED IN THE LAST MONTH. AND THAT NUMBER IS ON THE RISE.>>HOW MANY OF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO VAPED? OKAY.>>Andrew: THAT’S BECAUSE THE MARKETING IS TARGETING THEM. BIG TOBACCO IS NOW BIG VAPE. BUT THE REGULATIONS, THEY HAVEN’T CAUGHT UP. AND TONIGHT WE LOOK AT ANOTHER HEALTH IMPACT — WHAT VAPING CAN DO TO YOUR TEETH. AS CHRISTINE BIRAK EXPLAINS, THE RISKS QUITE SIMILAR TO SMOKING AND THE DAMAGE IRREVERSIBLE.>>Reporter: HAVE YOU HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT TEETH, THE EFFECT THAT VAPING HAS ON YOUR TEETH?>>NO, I DIDN’T. I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING WHAT IT DOES TO YOUR TEETH.>>IS THERE SOMETHING DIFFERENT?>>Reporter: HERE’S WHAT SCIENTISTS ARE FINDING.>>WE EXTRACTED THESE FROM DONORS.>>Reporter: AT THIS LAB AT LAVAL UNIVERSITY, RESEARCHERS TOOK CELLS FROM A HEALTHY MOUSE AND EXPOSED THEM TO e-CIGARETTES OR VAPE PRODUCTS. PROFESSOR RABIA EXPECTED THAT VAPING WOULD BE MUCH LESS HARMFUL THAN SMOKING.>>WHEN WE DID THE FIRST EXPERIMENTS WE WERE NOT POSITIVE SO WE FOUND SOMETHING WHICH IS A LITTLE BIT STRANGE.>>Reporter: RESULTS SHOWED THAT e-CIGARETTE VAPOUR LED TO CELL DEATH AFTER JUST TWO OR THREE EXPOSURES. COMPARATIVELY, NOT AS BAD AS SMOKING, BUT CLEARLY HARMFUL. REPEATED EXPERIMENTS CONFIRMED IT AND ALSO FOUND THAT VAPING DELAYED WOUND HEALING IN THE MOUTH.>>YOU SEE THESE BLUE DOTS HERE? THIS MEANS THAT THE CELLS ARE DYING. WHEN WE DID THAT EXPERIMENT AND WE SAW THAT THERE’S SOME DAMAGE, WE MOVED ON FROM POSITIVE FEELING TO REAL NEGATIVE FEELING.>>Reporter: WE KNOW THAT SMOKING TRADITIONAL CIGARETTES CAUSES DISEASE AND DAMAGE TO THE MOUTH WITH A LIST OF CONDITIONS, RANGING FROM STAINED TEETH AND CAVITIES TO GUM DISEASE, COATED TONGUE AND ORAL CANCER. BUT DENTISTS SAY THAT VAPING ISN’T FAR OFF.>>A LOT OF THE DAMAGE THAT’S BEEN CAUSED HERE IS IRREVERSIBLE. AND THE EFFECTS THAT VAPING HAS…>>Reporter: DR. MICHAEL GLOGOWER IS SEEING THE EFFECTS FIRSTHAND.>>THIS IS A HEALTHY MOUTH AND YOU HAVE NICE PINK GUM TISSUE AND NICE CLEAN TEETH.>>Reporter: AND THEN ADD HEAT, FLAVOURED VAPE CHEMICALS AND NICOTINE.>>DOWN HERE ON A PATIENT THAT IS VAPING SIGNIFICANTLY YOU CAN SEE RECESSION WHERE THE GUM TISSUE IS BEING DESTROYED OR KILLED BY THE CHEMICALS IN THE VAPING SOLUTION.>>Reporter: VAPING IS TOO NEW TO KNOW THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS. DR. GLOGOWER EXPECTS THAT TELL TAKE THE HEAVIEST TOLL ON YOUNG PEOPLE.>>SO SOMEBODY WHO CAN START AT AGE 18. BY THE TIME THEY’RE 21, THEY COULD HAVE A SIGNIFICANT RECESSION AND STAIN BUILDUP ON THE TEETH.>>Reporter: THAT’S NEWS TO SOME VAPOURS.>>I IMAGINE THAT THERE COULD BE A PROBLEM BECAUSE IT’S STILL COLOURED JUICE.>>Reporter: WHILE VAPING MAY MEAN FEWER HARMS FOR AN EX-SMOKER, IT’S UNLEASHING NEW HARMS ON PEOPLE WHO MIGHT NEVER HAVE PICKED UP A CIGARETTE. CHRISTINE BIRAK, CBC NEWS, TORONTO. CHRISTINE BIRAK, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: SO AS WE CONTINUE TO LEARN ABOUT THE HEALTH IMPACTS OF VAPING, THE BACKLASH AGAINST THE COMPANIES BEHIND e-CIGARETTES IS GROWING. TAKE JUUL AS AN EXAMPLE. IT’S A NAME THAT A LOT OF US HAD NOT EVEN HEARD OF A YEAR AGO AND NOW IT’S EVERYWHERE. AARON SALTZMAN TRACKED THE COMPANY’S MEDIORIC RISE AND HOW SINCE IT HANDLES ITS CRITICS.>>WE STARTED THIS PROJECT WITH THE FIRM BELIEF THAT INNOVATION COULD ADDRESS ALL OF THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH SMOKING SMOKING.>>IF WE BUILD A PRODUCT THAT IS BETTER THAN CIGARETTES, THAT’S ONE THING. PEOPLE WANT TO MOVE PAST CIGARETTES.>>Reporter: JUUL, THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MAKER OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES.>>SO JUUL REVOLUTIONIZED VAPING.>>Reporter: A TRIUMPH OF TECHNOLOGY THAT CRITICS SAY THAT SPARK A MASSIVE PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS.>>AFTER YEARS OF STEADY DECLINE, YOUTH NICOTINE USE HAS SUDDENLY REVERSED COURSE, SEEMINGLY OVERNIGHT.>>JUUL MUST BE HELD TO ACCOUNT FOR THE EPIDEMIC THAT IT’S CREATED.>>I DON’T THINK THAT THEY WERE EVER ANTI-TOBACCO. I THINK THAT THEY WERE PRO THEM MAKING A LOT OF MONEY.>>Reporter: THEY MADE BILLIONS, BECAUSE JUUL SUCCEEDED WHERE THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY COULDN’T. IT MADE AN OLD ADDICTION NEW AND COOL AND PRODUCED SOMETHING EVEN BETTER T WHERE THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY COULDN’T. IT MADE AN OLD ADDICTION NEW AND COOL AND PRODUCED SOMETHING EVEN BETTER THAN CIGARETTES AT DELIVERING NICOTINE.>>WELCOME TO WHERE WE DO A LOT OF OUR PRE-CLINICAL AEROSOL TESTING.>>Reporter: FOR DECADES, TOBACCO COMPANIES HAVE BEEN SPENDING MILLIONS TRYING TO COME UP WITH A PRODUCT THAT IS LESS HARMFUL THAN CIGARETTES. UP WITH A PRODUCT THAT IS LESS HARMFUL THAN CIGARETTES. HERE AT BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO’S LARGEST RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FACILITY, THEY HAVE ADAPTED THEIR MACHINES TO BE ABLE TO TEST ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES.>>OBVIOUSLY, THERE’S A LOT OF INVESTMENT BEING DONE HERE, ON R.R.P., CALLED REDUCED RISK PRODUCTS. OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO BRING LESS HARMFUL PRODUCTS TO CONSUMERS AROUND THE WORLD.>>Reporter: THE RESULT IS NAMES LIKE VIKYE AND ALTO, SOME OF THE NEXT GENERATION PRODUCTS OUT THERE. BUT OF THE DOZENS OF, SICK RITES ON THE MARKET, NONE COMES CLOSE TO MATCHING THE MARKET SHARE OF JUUL. SO HOW DID THEY DO IT? THE STORY OF JUUL BEGINS WITH TWO STANFORD UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, BOTH SMOKERS WANTING TO QUIT. JAMES MONSEES AND ADAM BOWEN WERE LOOKING FOR A WAY TO GET A NICOTINE FIX WITHOUT SUCKING CARCINOGENS FROM A CIGARETTE. BUT NICOTINE TASTES AWFUL. IT’S BITTER AND BURNS THE THROAT. JUUL FOUND A WAY TO MAKE HIGH DOSES OF NICOTINE PALATABLE.>>SO BEFORE JUUL TYPICALLY AN e-CIGARETTE HAD 1% OR 2% NICOTINE AND IF HAD 3%, IT WAS FOR THE TWO PACK A DAY SMOKER. JUUL’S NICOTINE IS THREE TIMES MORE CONCENTRATED.>>YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES.>>Reporter: ROBERT JACKLER WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TO SOUND AN ALARM, TESTIFYING BEFORE U.S. CONGRESS ABOUT WHAT HE CALLED A NEW NICOTINE ARMS RACE, WHERE THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON LOOKED ANYTHING BUT.>>IT’S SMALL AND RECTANGULAR AND IT LOOKS LIKE U.S.B. FLASH DRIVE. SO IF IT’S LEFT ON THE BEDSIDE TABLE OF A TEENAGER, A PARENT WOULDN’T RECOGNIZE IT AS A VAPING DEVICE.>>Reporter: THEN THERE WAS JUUL’S ADVERTISING, FEATURING A HOST OF YOUNG-LOOKING MODELS. MULTIPLE STUDIES FOUND THAT JUUL’S ADS ANDONLINE PRESENCE APPEALED TO YOUNG PEOPLE. AN ECONOMIST PUBLISHED A PAPER WHO HE CALLED JUUL’S YOUTH-ORIENTED MARKETING. INCLUDING A SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN THAT HE SAID THAT LED DIRECTLY TO INCREASED SALES.>>WELL, JUUL CLAIMED TO HAVE ALWAYS CLAIMED THAT THEIR TARGETED AUDIENCE IS THE ADULT SMOKERS. BUT BASED ON THEIR MARKETING AND THE CONTENT OF MARKETING AND WHERE THEY MARKETED THEIR PRODUCTS, I DON’T BELIEVE WHAT THEY CLAIM IS CONSISTENT WITH THEIR ACTUAL MARKETING PRACTICES.>>Reporter: WITH CRITICS SLAMMING THE COMPANY AND PRESSURE FROM REGULATORS MOUNTING, JUUL RESPONDED. IT STOPPED USING ALMOST ALL SOCIAL MEDIA. IT DROPPED FLAVOURS, ALTHOUGH ONLY IN THE U.S. AND IT ANNOUNCED THAT IT WOULD SPEND $30 MILLION TO HELP TO PREVENT YOUTH FROM USING ITS PRODUCTS. MANY OF THOSE CHANGES CAME AS THE COMPANY’S EXPLOSIVE GROWTH WAS ABOUT TO HIT A NEW LEVEL. BY 2018, JUUL HAD GONE FROM VIRTUAL UNKNOWN TO THE LARGEST RETAIL e-CIGARETTE BRAND IN THE U.S. IN JUST THREE YEARS. AT ONE POINT JUUL HAD MORE THAN 70% OF THE MARKET. LAST YEAR ALTRIA, ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST TOBACCO COMPANIES, PAID NEARLY $13 BILLION FOR A 35% STAKE IN JUUL. JUUL WAS SUDDENLY MORE VALUABLE THAN FORD. A VALUE FINANCIAL ANALYST IAN BUTLER SAYS THAT IS BASED ON A GROWTH RATE THAT COMES FROM NOT ATTRACTING ADULT SMOKERS BUT NEW USERS.>>IT CAN’T JUST BE PEOPLE SWITCHING.>>Reporter: IT CAN’T? NOT FOR THE VALUATION, NO WAY. THEY’RE NOT ONLY BASING THAT ON CAPTURING FORMER ALTRIA CUSTOMERS, SO TO SPEAK.>>Reporter: THIS PAST SUMMER, THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS PROTESTED OUTSIDE OF JUUL OFFICES ACROSS THE U.S.>>THEY ARE REALLY ANGRY.>>Reporter: THE TRUTH INITIATIVE, A NON-PROFIT ANTI-TOBACCO ORGINISATION, HELPED TO ORGANIZE THE PROTESTS.>>WITHOUT JUUL WE WOULDN’T HAVE THE EPIDEMIC THAT WE HAVE NOW. THEY KNEW THAT KIDS WERE USING IT AND THEY KNEW THAT THEIR MARKETING STRATEGY WAS GEARED TOWARDS KIDS. THEY KNEW THAT THE PRODUCT WAS SO ADDICT THEY HAVE PEOPLE WOULD GET HOOKED AND COULDN’T GET OFF OF IT. BUT THEY DID IT ANYWAY. WHY DID THEY DO IT? TO MAKE A BUCK. I PUT A LOT OF THE BLAME AT THEIR FEET.>>Reporter: JUUL INSISTS THAT ITS PRODUCTS ARE MEANT FOR ADULT SMOKERS, NOT MINORS AND NON-SMOKERS. IT SAYS THAT THE COMPANY’S GOAL WAS TO ELIMINATE CIGARETTES. BUT JUUL IS NOW FACING LAWSUITS FROM SCHOOL BOARDS, CITIES AND STATE GOVERNMENTS.>>JUUL VIOLATED NEW YORK STATE LAW BY REPEATEDLY TARGETING TEENAGERS.>>Reporter: THERE ARE CALLS FOR AN OUTRIGHT BAN ON VAPING. A THIRD OF JUUL’S VALUE HAS GONE UP IN SMOKE AND IT’S NOW WORTH ONLY $24 BILLION, OR A LITTLE MORE THAN TWITTER. AARON SALTZMAN, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: AND YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT JUUL ON OUR WEBSITE, CBC NEWS.CA/HOOKED. AND TOMORROW NIGHT RIGHT HERE ON “THE NATIONAL” I’LL MODERATE A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE WAY THAT WE APPROACH VAPING. AND WE NEED YOUR QUESTIONS TO DRIVE IT FORWARD. SO SEND THEM OUR WAY TO [email protected] AND YOU CAN JOIN OUR LIVE FACEBOOK Q. AND A. TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT 2:00 p.m. EASTERN.>>Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, TIME FOR A QUICK BREAK. UP NEXT, A POWERFUL CONNECTION AND A LASTING FRIENDSHIP.>>WHILE HE’S WITH THE RCMP HE’S A HAPPY CAMPER.>>Adrienne: A RETIRED MOUNTIE KEEPS HIS PROMISE TO A PAL IN NEED. WE’RE BACK AFTER THIS.>>Adrienne: A RETIRED RCMP SERGEANT IN SASKATCHEWAN REFUSES TO GIVE UP ONE LAST DUTY. AFTER 37 YEARS OF SERVICE, HE STILL MAKES TIME FOR THE WEEKLY PARADE. AS BONNIE ALLEN EXPLAINS, HE SHOWS UP FOR ONE VERY IMPORTANT FRIEND. (*)>>Reporter: A REGIMENTED ROUTINE STRICTLY FOLLOWED BY CADETS AND BY MATTHEW BRANDON. THE 28-YEAR-OLD MAN KNOWN AS MATTY LOVES MARCHING BANDS. HE’S COME HERE TO SEE THE SERGEANT MAJORS PARADE EVERY TUESDAY WITHOUT FAIL FOR SIX YEARS. INDOORS IN THE WINTER AND OUTDOORS IN THE SUMMER AND ALWAYS WITH SERGEANT PIERRE GOSSELIN BY HIS SIDE.>>EVERY TUESDAY IT’S GROUNDHOG DAY AGAIN AND WE DO THE SAME THING. AND IT’S IMPORTANT FOR MATTY BECAUSE AS SOON AS WE CHANGE HIS SCHEDULE HE GOES OFF.>>Reporter: MATTY HAS AUTISM, CEREBRAL PALSY AND FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER. THE INDIGENOUS MAN HAS THE COGNITIVE ABILITIES OF A TODDLER. HE’S NON-VERBAL.>>WE HAVE OFTEN SAID THAT WE WANTED MATTHEW TO BE MET BY THE POLICE IN HIS HAPPY PLACE. NOT IN A MOMENT OF CRISIS.>>Reporter: HIS CAREGIVER, CHRIS AND SHANNON GARDINER, SAY THAT A BREAK FROM ROUTINE CAN MAKE MATTY AGITATED, EVEN AGGRESSIVE.>>TO COME TO A PLACE LIKE THIS, AND TO BE ACCEPTED, WHETHER HE’S HAVING A GOOD OR A BAD DAY, THEY JUST SORT OF ACCEPT HIM HOW HE IS AND THEY ROLL WITH IT.>>Reporter: FROM THE BEGINNING, MATTIE GRAVITATED TO SERGEANT GOSSELIN. THE SENIOR OFFICER WOULD BEND THE RULES A BIT TO ACCOMMODATE HIM. AN IMPORTANT LESSON FOR THESE FUTURE POLICE OFFICERS. GOSSELIN EVEN MADE MATTY AN HONOURARY CADET.>>MATTY IS MATTY, AND WE CANNOT KNOW EXACTLY HOW HE’LL REACT. WHILE HE’S WITH THE RCMP HE’S A HAPPY CAMPER.>>Reporter: THIS YEAR AFTER 37 YEARS ON THE FORCE IT WAS TIME FOR GOSSELIN TO RETIRE. THE GARDINERS WERE WORRIED THAT IT WOULD TURN HIS WORLD UPSIDE DOWN.>>I FREAKED OUT.>>NOW THAT HE’S RETIRED, HE DOESN’T NEED TO BE DOING THIS ANYMORE.>>Reporter: GOSSELIN’S LAST DAY ON THE JOB WAS FIVE MONTHS AGO ON JULY 5th. AND YET EVERY TUESDAY HERE HE IS IS. AND IF YOU WATCH CLOSELY YOU CAN SEE HOW HAPPY MATTY IS.>>HE’S ONE OF MY GOOD FRIENDS. YOU HAVE GOOD FRIENDS IN LIFE AND MATTY IS ONE OF MY GOOD FRIENDS.>>Reporter: AS USUAL GOSSELIN ESCORTS MATTY TO MEET CADETS.>>IT MEANS EVERYTHING. HE’S A MAN OF HIS WORD.>>Reporter: AND FINALLY GOSSELIN BUCKLES HIS SEATBELT.>>AS LONG AS I’M CAPABLE OF BEING HERE EVERY TUESDAY, I’LL BE HERE FOR MATTY>>Reporter: TO ANSWER HIS CALL TO DUTY AS AN OFFICER AND A FRIEND. BONNIE ALLEN, CBC NEWS, REGINA.>>Andrew: ONE HELL OF A HUMAN BEING. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK AFTER THE BREAK WITH OUR “MOMENT” ABOUT AN NHL DEFENCEMAN WHO (*)>>Adrienne: MARK BOROWIECKI PLAYS DEFENCE FOR THE OTTAWA SENATORS. HIS NICKNAME ON THE ICE IS “BOROCOP” AND HE EARNED THAT THIS WEEK PLAYING A BIT OFF-ICE DEFENCE IN VANCOUVER. SO AS WE TOLD YOU LAST NIGHT, THE DEFENCEMAN STOPPED A CAR ROBBERY IN PROGRESS. AND TODAY WE HEARD FROM THE NHL PLAYER HIMSELF. AND HIS STORY IS OUR “MOMENT.”>>BANG. AND THE PASSENGER SIDE WINDOW WAS JUST SHATTERED. AND I LIKE LOOK OVER AND I KIND OF YELLED, HEY! AND I SEE HIM WRESTLING THIS BIG HIKING BACKPACK OUT OF THE FRONT. AND I STARTED RUNNING TOWARDS HIM AND HE GOT ON HIS BIKE. AND I HAD MY BABY STUFF IN MY RIGHT ARM AND SO I USED MY LEFT ARM — AND MY FIRST THOUGHT IF I ABSOLUTELY DESTROY THIS GUY AND HE GETS HURT, WHAT ARE THE LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS FOR ME. OR I COULD HAVE DONE SOME DAMAGE. SO I WAS LIKE TRYING TO DO THIS AS GENTLY AS I CAN. SO I JUST LIKE KIND OF HOOKED MY LEFT ARM AND SORT OF LIKE UNDER HIS ARM AND PULLED HIM OFF THE BIKE TO THE GROUND. AND THEN THE COPS WERE LIKE, YEAH, TOOK MY STATEMENT AND SAID THAT THEY’D TRY TO CONTACT WHOEVER IT WAS. AND THEY OPENED UP THE BAG UP AND THEY FOUND A COUPLE PASSPORTS. SO I DIDN’T DO ANYTHING ABOVE AND BEYOND. IT WAS JUST THE RIGHT THING TO DO.>>Adrienne: YEAH, THE RIGHT THING TO DO. VERY HARD THING TO DO. THE OTTAWA SENATORS ARE VERY PROUD OF “BORO COP,” THINKING OF “ROBO COP” SO THE SOCIAL MEDIA GURUS AT THE TEAM PUT A LITTLE SOMETHING TOGETHER. HAVE A LOOK AT THIS…>>YOU ARE UNDER ARREST. (*)>>THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION. GOODNIGHT. THE JUDGE BOROCOP,” THE FUTURE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.>>Andrew: THEY EVEN MAKE IT LOOK EASY THERE. SO HERE’S THE THING THAT I FIND AMAZING. HE’LL BE A DAD SOON AND HE WAS SHOPPING FOR BABY STUFF. AND I HAVE TO SAY THAT SINCE I BECAME A DAD MY TOLERANCE FOR RISK HAS JUST PLUMMETED, SO I DON’T KNOW HOW HE DOES IT.>>Ian: BUT FOR HIM, HE DIDN’T THINK TWICE. AND HE ALSO AS WE HEARD WAS CONSIDERING HOW GENTLE SHOULD I BE. AND IT WAS JUST GENTLE ENOUGH TO RETRIEVE THE STOLEN GOODS AND LET THE BAD GUY GET AWAY WITH NO OTHER HARM. IT IS A REMARKABLE STORY AND HE EXPLAINED IT TONIGHT HERE IN VANCOUVER. PROBABLY WILL GET A RARE OVATION FOR A VISITING PLAYER. THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR DECEMBER 3rd. GOODNIGHT.>>Andrew: GOODNIGHT.>>Adrienne: GOODNIGHT. (*)

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