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* >> Ian: IT IS WEDNESDAY JANUARY 31st, THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” >> Andrew: A MOMENT FOR WOMEN IN THE R.C.M.P. IN THE ME TOO MOVEMENT >> Ian: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ALLEGED PLOT TO FIX THE PRICE OF YOUR BREAD WHY CANADIAN GROCERS AND BAKERIES ARE ACTING LIKE A CARTEL >> Ian: WE DRILL DOWN INTO THE STATE OF TEXAS, IT’S NOT JUST A POLITICAL PIPE DREAM FOR DEMOCRATS >>> STARTING WITH THE #METOO MOVEMENT THAT SENDS SHOCKWAVES AROUND THE WORLD TONIGHT IT IS ROCKING TWO OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST ESTEAMED INSTITUTIONS ON PARLIAMENT HILL, AN INVESTIGATION AND RETIREMENT AMID ALLEGATIONS OF HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT WE’LL HAVE MORE ON THAT IN A MOMENT AND CBC NEWS HAS LEARNED HUNDREDS OF WOMEN IN THE R.C.M.P. ARE SAYING #METOO, JOINING A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT ALLEGING HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION INCLUDING THIS WOMAN >> I HAD A SUPERVISOR GRAB ME AND KISS ME AND I — HE WANTED TO ENGAGE IN A LOT MORE THAN THAT AND I REFUSED >> Andrew: IT WAS THOUGHT AROUND 1500 WOMEN WOULD FILE BUT NOW IT COULD HIT 4,000 ABOUT 20,000 WOMEN HAVE WORKED FOR THE R.C.M.P., SO IT WOULD REPRESENT ONE IN FIVE WOMEN WHO HAVE WORKED THERE PART OF THE INVESTIGATIVE TEAM THAT BROKE THE STORY >> Reporter: 1974, THE YEAR THE R.C.M.P. FIRST ALLOWED WOMEN TO BECOME POLICE OFFICERS MANY WOMEN WHO SIGNED UP AND IN THE DECADES SINCE WERE MET WITH SOME MEN WHO WERE HOSTILE, SEXIST AND ABUSIVE >> MY FIRST YEAR THE PERCEPTION OF THE R.C.M.P. CHANGED >> Reporter: SHE WAS FORCED TO TAKE MEDICAL LEAVE FROM THE MOUNTIES AFTER YEARS OF HER BOSS HITTING ON HER SHE STILL FEARS HIM SO WE’RE CONCEALING HER IDENTITY >> I LOVED THE WORK WE WERE DOING BUT THE WORK WITH THE SUPERVISOR WAS DIFFICULT AND BECAUSE I REFUSED THE ADVANCES THERE WAS BULLYING AND INTIMIDATION AND MOCKING ME IN FRONT OF PEOPLE AFTERWARDS THAT WENT ON FOR MANY YEARS >> Reporter: SHE’S ONE OF MANY COMING FORWARD, EMBOLDENED BY THE ME TOO MOVEMENT ALL PART OF A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT THAT INCLUDED THIS APOLOGY >> I STAND HUMBLY BEFORE YOU AND OFFER OUR SINCERE APOLOGY WE HURT YOU FOR THAT I’M TRULY SORRY >> Reporter: THIS FORMER R.C.M.P. INSPECTOR HELPED TO SPHEREHEAD THE CLASS ACTION >> Interview: I RECEIVED SINCE YESTERDAY I WOULD SAY APPROXIMATELY 30 CALLS >> Reporter: SHE IS HELPING OTHERS FILE THE CLAIM, MANY WOMEN STILL ON THE FORCE WHO SAY LITTLE HAS CHANGED THIS CLASS ACTION IS UNCOVERING ALL SORTS OF UGLY HISTORY CBC OBTAINED A LETTER FOUND IN MAILBOXES OF SOME WOMEN AT THE R.C.M.P. WHO SPOKE UP, A SO-CALLED HURT FEELINGS REPORT, MOCKINGLY ASKING IF THE RECIPIENT IS A CRY BABY OR WORSE >> BOY WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO WHETHER IT WAS FIVE YEARS AGO OR FIVE YEARS IN THE FUTURE OR NOW, THERE’S NO PLACE FOR THIS IN THE WORK FORCE >> Reporter: THE R.C.M.P. WON’T COMMENT ON THE HURTS FEELING REPORT BUT HAS BEGUN INITIATIVES TO IMPROVE THE WORK PLACE BUT WON’T SAY IF IT INCLUDES SPECIFIC TRAINING FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT >> Andrew: THE INITIAL SETTLEMENT AMOUNT WAS $100 MILLION BUT AS MORE WOMEN HAVE FILED, THAT AMOUNT WILL GO UP THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS LONG AND DETAILED IT INCLUDES A 33-PAGE CLAIM FORM, ASKING WOMEN TO DETAIL DATES, TIMES, WITNESSES, WHETHER IT WAS REPORTED, WHO IT WAS REPORTED TO AND THE PSYCHOLOGICAL OR PHYSICAL REPERCUSSIONS WE HAVE MEGAN McPHEE JOINING US, A LAWYER BASED IN TORONTO REPRESENTING ONE OF THE PLAINTIFFS WHO HAS LAUNCHED THE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

JUST ON A HUMAN LEVEL, THE THING I’M CURIOUS TO KNOW, HOW HARD OF A PROCESS IS THIS TO GO THROUGH MY UNDERSTANDING, THE QUESTIONNAIRE ITSELF HAS A TRIGGER WARNING AT THE TOP >> Interview: IT DOES THE MEMBERS WE’RE TALKING TO ARE SAYING HOW DIFFICULT IT HAS BEEN TO PUT TOGETHER THE CLAIMS THEY’RE DEALING WITH ISSUES THEY HAVE COME PART MENTALLIZED FOR MANY YEARS TO DO THEIR JOBS AND NOW THEY HAVE TO GO BACK AND REVISIT THE TRIMMIAUMAS BUT AT THE SAME TIME LIBERATING TO HAVE THEIR VOICES HEARD >> Andrew: SOME OF THESE WOMEN, DO THEY STILL WORK FOR THE R.C.M.P.? >> Interview: THERE’S A SIGNIFICANT PORTION THAT DO STILL WORK FOR THE R.C.M.P. AND THAT’S WHY THE CONFIDENTIALITY MECHANISMS IN PLACE ARE SO IMPORTANT IT IS ADMINISTERED FROM A FORMER JUDGE AND THE R.C.M.P. DOESN’T FIND OUT WHO COMES FORWARD >> Andrew: BUT TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS AND HAVE TO DO YOUR DAILY JOB, YOU MENTIONED SOME OF THE PROCESS THAT FOLKS HAVE TO GO THROUGH TO DETERMINE WHO IS ELIGIBLE, WHAT THEY’RE ENTITLED TO EXACTLY WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE? >> Interview: THEY’RE FILLING OUT A DETAILED CLAIM PROCESS AND POTENTIALLY MEETING WITH THE ASSESSOR TO DISCUSS THEIR CLAIMS AND THOSE CLAIMS ARE GOING TO BE — THERE WILL BE A BROAD REPORT AT THE END THAT WILL SHOW THE TRENDS WE HAVE SEEN, A VEHICLE FOR THE CHANGE INITIATIVES, ONE OF THE OVERARCHING GOALS OF THE SETTLEMENT, TO CHANGE THE R.C.M.P. GOING FORWARD AND MAKE IT A SAFER PLACE FOR WOMEN TO WORK >> Andrew: THANK YOU FOR JOINING US IT’S NOT JUST THE R.C.M.P TONIGHT THE #METOO MOVEMENT IS HITTING OTTAWA >> Ian: DEALING WITH HARASSMENT IS A PITFALL FOR MANY PARTIES AND AS EVAN DYER TELLS US, AN APPOINTED SENATOR WHO HAS BEEN PART OF INVESTIGATIONS IN THE PAST IS RETIRING EARLY >> Reporter: A FIXTURE OF CANADIAN POLITICS FOR DECADES, SENATOR KENNY WAS SUPPOSED TO RETIRE BUT IN LEAVING EARLY, HE MADE NO REFERENCE TO THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE POLITICS BUT HAS FACED A NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS ONE IS A FORMER STAFFER >> Interview: HE REQUESTED THAT I WEAR HIGH HEELS AT WORK HE CALLED ME ON A BUSINESS TRIP ONCE TO TELL ME HE WAS THINKING BEFORE ME IN MY BATHING SUIT BY A POOL AND HE ASKED ME WHICH ALCOHOLIC DRINK I LIKE TO HAVE AND IF I WOULD COME BACK TO HIS PLACE MONDAY TO HAVE A DRINK >> Reporter: KENNY QUIT THE CAUCUS WHEN THE COMPLAINT WAS FILED BUT HE WAS CLEARED OF WRONG DOING >> Interview: I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GREAT TIME TO WRITE TO THE PRIME MINISTER AND REQUEST HIM TO REOPEN THE INVESTIGATION OR START A NEW ONE >> Reporter: WHAT KIND OF RESPONSE DID YOU RECEIVE? >> Interview: I DIDN’T RECEIVE A RESPONSE YET >> Reporter: SHE WASN’T HAPPY WITH HOW HER COMPLAINT WAS HANDLED THE FIRST TIME AND WANTED TO BRING OTHER WOMEN AS WITNESSES TO TESTIFY TO A PATTERN OF BEHAVIOUR BUT WASN’T ALLOWED >> Interview: I THOUGHT THE TIMING WAS APPROPRIATE WITH THE #METOO MOVEMENT COMING TO THE HILL AND THE RESPONSE OF THE LEADERSHIP THERE’S BEEN A FEW DIFFERENT PEOPLE WHO GAVE THEIR RESIGNATION FOLLOWING SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINTS I THOUGHT THE TIMING WAS RIGHT AND IT COULD HAVE A BIGGER IMPACT TODAY FIVE YEARS LATER >> Reporter: SHE BELIEVES HER LETTER TO TRUDEAU MAY HAVE HAD A ROLE IN KENNY’S DECISION TO QUIT 10 MONTHS EARLY >> Ian: WHAT IS THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE SAYING ABOUT THE CASE? >> Reporter: WE RECENTLY HEARD CONFIRMATION THAT THEY DID RECEIVE THE LETTER BUT ARE SAYING THEY HAD NOT CONTACTED SENATOR KENNY’S OFFICE, THE TIMING LOOKS SUGGESTIVE BUT COULD BE A CONSEQUENCE >> Ian: THIS IS NOT JUST AN ISSUE FOR THE LIBERAL PARTY THE CONSERVATIVES ORDERING AN INVESTIGATION OF HOW IT HANDLED ALLEGATIONS AGAINST A FORMER M.P >> THAT’S RIGHT ANDREW SCHEER ANNOUNCED THEY WILL BRING IN AN OUTSIDE INVESTIGATOR TO LOOK INTO WHY RICK DIKESTER WAS ALLOWED TO RUN FOR THE PARTY WHEN PEOPLE IN THE PARTY ALLEGEDLY KNEW ABOUT HIM SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A STAFFER HE WENT ON TO BECOME THE PRESIDENT OF THE ONTARIO PARTY BUT RESIGNED SUNDAY TWO HOURS AFTER “MCLEAN’S” CONTACTED HIM TO SAY THEY WERE GOING PUBLIC WITH THE ALLEGATIONS ANDREW SCHEER SAYS THEY WILL MAKE PUBLIC THE FINDINGS OF THE INVESTIGATION TO WHO KNEW WHAT WHEN DURING THE ELECTION >> I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO WAIT FOR THE RESULTS TO

DETERMINE THE NATURE OF WHAT HAPPENED IF WHAT IS ALLEGED TO HAVE HAPPENED TOOK PLACE OBVIOUSLY THAT’S VERY SERIOUS AND WOULD BE PROBLEMATIC BUT WE’LL WAIT TO SEE WHAT COMES OUT AND WHAT DETAILS ARE PROVIDED >> Reporter: SCHEER ADDED HE HIMSELF WAS SPEAKER AT THE TIME AND HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF THE EVENTS IN 2015 HE SPOKE TO THE CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS TODAY AND WE’RE TOLD HE LAID DOWN THE LAW WITH ZERO TOLERANCE FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF ANY KIND >> Ian: THANK YOU TO TORONTO NOW, THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE ACTIONS OF AN ACCUSED SERIAL KILLER HAVE PUT MANY ACROSS THE CITY ON EDGE >> I WAS AWARE THAT SEVERAL MEN HAD GONE MISSING BUT I DIDN’T THINK IT HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH OUR STREET AT ALL FINDING OUT THAT HAPPENED WAS LIKE A HUGE WAKE-UP CALL THAT ANYWHERE AND ANYONE COULD DO THAT SO IT WAS KIND OF SCARY >> Ian: BRUCE MACARTHUR USED A PROPERTY ON HER STREET IT’S LOOKING LIKE THE FIVE MURDERS HE’S ACCUSED OF ARE JUST THE BEGINNING >> Reporter: THE UPDATE WAS EXPECTEDLY GRIM AS INVESTIGATORS CONTINUE TO SCOUR THE GROUNDS OF A TORONTO HOME WHERE A SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER STORED HIS TOOLS THE EXHAUSTED DETECTIVE IN CHARGE STOPPED BY THIS IS A 24-HOUR OPERATION AND A HORRIFIC ONE >> Interview: WE BELIEVE THERE ARE MORE VICTIMS ON TOP OF THE FIVE AND AS WE IDENTIFY THE VICTIMS, I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANY IDEA ABOUT A NUMBER BUT I DO EXPECT MORE CHARGES TO BE LAID >> Reporter: THE OMINOUS PREDICTION COMES AFTER POLICE SEIZED MORE THAN A DOZEN PLANTERS FROM HOMES THAT HIRED HIM AS A LANDSCAPER >> Interview: WE’RE NOT JUST GRABBING EVERY PLANTER WE SEE, IF THERE’S INDICATION FROM THE K-9 OF DECOMPOSITION, WE’LL GRAB IT >> Reporter: POLICE HAVE FOUND THE REMAINS OF AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE IN TWO PLANTERS EXAMINED AT THE SAME HOME THEY WERE TAKEN FROM, THE PLAN NOW TO WARM UP THE FROZEN GROUND WITH HEATERS AND START DIGGING HE’S RETIRED NOW BUT FOR 14 YEARS KEVIN BRIAN WAS A FORENSIC INVESTIGATOR AND SAYS THE SCOPE OF THE MACARTHUR INVESTIGATION IS STAGGERING AND WILL BE TEDIOUS ONLY CERTAIN PARTS OF THE REMAINS WILL REVEAL KEY INFORMATION >> TYPICALLY THE SKULL, BROKEN RIBS OR RIBS WITH CUT MARKS IN THEM THAT CAN INDICATE A CAUSE OF DEATH >> Reporter: GRISLY DETAILS, FOLLOWING THEM WITH THE HORROR OF SOMEONE WHO MIGHT HAVE ENDED UP A VICTIM, TOO HE KNEW MacARTHUR FOR YEARS WHEN THEY MET UP IN TORONTO LAST SPRING AND HAD DRINKS A THE THE BAR AND HE WAS OFFERED A LIFT TO THE HOTEL A FRIENDLY ENCOUNTER TURNED INTIMATE AND THEN SUDDENLY VIOLENT >> Interview: HE REALLY GRABBED MY NECK VIOLENTLY TWISTED IT, RIGHT TO HIS CROTCH AND HIS PANTS WERE UNDONE AND THAT’S WHEN I WAS REALLY QUITE DISTURBED >> Reporter: HE MANAGED TO GET AWAY AND NEVER SAW MacARTHUR AGAIN >> Interview: I HAVE AN 18.5 INCH NECK, IT IS BIG, FOR HIM TO GRAB IT WITH ONE HAND AND TWIST IT LIKE THAT, ONE MORE SECOND HE WOULD HAVE SNAPPED MY NECK >> Reporter: HE HAD NO IDEA BUT SOME OF HIS DATING PROFILE SUGGESTED VIOLENT SEX TODAY A MAN POSTED HOW MacARTHUR PURSUED HIM LAST FALL, ONLINE MESSAGES HE SAYS WHEN MacARTHUR TOLD HIM HE WAS INTO AFIXATION, HE GOT SCARED AND BLOCKED HIM EXPERTS SAY VIOLENT SEXUAL FANTASIES ARE COMMON AMONG SERIAL KILLERS >> THEY REHEARSE IN THEIR HEAD FOR MANY YEARS AND THEN START TO EXPERIMENT AND FLIRT WITH THE IDEA OF ACTING THEM OUT >> Reporter: IF THEY KNOW, POLICE ARE NOT SAYING HOW THE FIVE MEN DIED IT’S JUST A MATTER OF WHEN, NOT IF THEY’LL FIND MORE >> Ian: THERE ARE MORE THAN 30 PROPERTIES BEING SCRUTINIZED BY POLICE THE INVESTIGATION IS BIG AND GETTING BIGGER DOZENS OF TIPS CONTINUE TO COME IN AND THE SEARCH FOR REMAINS AND OTHER EVIDENCE HAS EXPANDED WELL BEYOND TORONTO TO PROPERTIES IN PEEL, YORK AND DURHAM REGIONS >>> NEW DOCUMENTS SUGGEST THAT THE BREAD PRICE FIXING SCHEME COULD BE BIGGER THAN WE THOUGHT >> Andrew: THE PLACES WHERE SO MANY DO THEIR SHOPPING, THEY

BROKE THE LAW AND THE COURT DOCUMENTS TODAY REVEALED THE LIST OF WHO KNEW WHAT ABOUT THE SCHEME THAT DATES BACK MORE THAN A DECADE THE COMPETITION BUREAU CALLS IT AN ALLEGED CARTEL LOBLAWS, SOBEY’S, GIANT TIGER, WALMART AND ALL THE BRANDS THEY OWN, THAT CAPTURES JUST ABOUT EVERY WHERE MOST CANADIANS DO THEIR SHOPPING CANADA BREAD AND WESTON BAKERIES WHO ALL “PARTICIPATED IN A CONSPIRACY TO FIX THE PRICE OF BREAD.” SO HERE’S WHAT THE BUREAU SAYS IT HAS BEEN COSTING YOU SINCE 2001, THE COMPANIES ALLEGEDLY AGREED TO RAISE PRICES AT LEAST 15 TIMES AND EACH TIME ABOUT $0.10 WAS ADDED TO EACH LOAF AFTER 16 YEARS OF ARTIFICIAL PRICE INCREASES, WE’RE ALL PAYING AT LEAST AN EXTRA 1.50 FOR EACH LOAF OF BREAD FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO EAT ALL THE BREAD, IT ADDS UP HERE’S JACQUELINE HANSEN ON HOW THE ALLEGED PLOT TOOK SHAPE >> Reporter: THE COMPETITION BUREAU ALLEGES THAT SENIOR OFFICERS AT THE BREAD SUPPLIERS WORKED TOGETHER TO RAISE WHOLESALE PRICES AND THEN MET WITH THE RETAILERS THE BUREAU BELIEVES EACH RETAILER AGREED TO THE HIKES AS LONG AS COMPETITORS WERE ON BOARD THE COMPETITION BUREAU SUBMITTED THE CLAIMS TO THE COURT IN THE FALL TO OBTAIN SEARCH WARRANTS >> PROVING A CONSPIRACY OR CARTEL RELIES ON WHAT WAS SAID SECRETLY AMONG PEOPLE BUT WHEN ONE OF THE TWO OF THE PARTIES SAY MATTERS WERE DISCUSSED, THAT’S THE BEGINNING OF EVIDENCE >> Reporter: LOBLAWS AND WESTON ADMITTED THEY WERE INVOLVED BUT THE OTHER COMPANIES DENY VIOLATING THE ACT SOBEY’S ISSUED A PARTICULARLY STRONG STATEMENT TODAY, CALLING THE ALLEGATIONS IRRESPONSIBLE AND RECKLESS VOWING TO FIGHT FALSE ALLEGATIONS IN COURT CANADA BREAD CLAIMS THE ACCUSATIONS DATE BACK TO A TIME THE COMPANY WAS UNDER PREVIOUS OWNERSHIP IF ANY OF THE COMPANIES ARE CHARGED AND FOUND GUILTY, THEY COULD FACE MAJOR FINES AND EVEN JAIL TIME >> YOU HAVE TO MAKE THEM PAY I THINK MONETARILY IF YOU CAN AND IF YOU PUT PEOPLE BEHIND BARS IT’S GOING TO MAKE PEOPLE SAY I DON’T WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN THE FUTURE >> Reporter: EVEN THOUGH NONE OF THE ALLEGATIONS HAVE BEEN PROVEN, IT’S ENOUGH FOR SOME CONSUMERS AND INDUSTRY WATCHERS TO QUESTION WHAT ELSE MIGHT BE GOING ON >> NOW I’M ASKING MYSELF WHERE ELSE IN THE GROCERY STORE IS THERE COLLUSION OTHER THAN BREAD >> Reporter: THE COMPETITION BUREAU CONFIRMS THE INVESTIGATION OF THE ALLEGED BREAD PRICE FIXING IS ONGOING IN THE MEANTIME, FOR THE GROCERY INDUSTRY IN CANADA, THAT TYPICALLY PRIDES ITSELF ON COMPETITIVE PRICING, CONSUMER’S TRUST IN THAT COULD BE AT RISK >> Ian: OTHER STORIES WE’RE WATCHING, THE TOTALS ARE STAGGERING, WE LEARN HOW MANY PEOPLE DIED FROM OPIOIDS IN B.C LAST YEAR ONE NUMBER MAY CONTAIN SOME HOPE >> Andrew: WE HEARD THE STATE OF THE UNION, TONIGHT THE STATE OF THE DEMOCRATS PAUL HUNTER WILL TAKE US WHERE YOU MIGHT NOT THINK TO MEET MANY OF THEM, TEXAS >> Ian: AND DAVID COCHRANE REVEALS AN UNLIKELY SOURCE OF SECRETS ON PARLIAMENT HILL >> DOWN THIS HALLWAY AND THAT HALLWAY ARE WASHROOMS WHEN THE CAUCUS MEETS ON WEDNESDAY, THEY POST SEC >> THE DEFENSE MINISTER NEEDS TO IN SHORT ORDER GET A HANDLE ON IT TO MAKE SURE THERE’S NO OTHER LEAKS >> THIS CULTURE OF LEAKING MUST STOP >> Ian: PARTY POLITICS ARE FULL OF SECRETS THAT GET LEAKED FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE, TO GET REACTION TO A NEW IDEA OR EMBARRASS AN OPPONENT ON PARLIAMENT HILL SOME LEAKS ARE ACCIDENTAL AS DAVID COCHRANE TELLS US, THEY SEEP INTO A ROOM USUALLY KNOWN FOR PRIVACY >> Reporter: WITH ALL OF THE HISTORY HERE IT WOULD BE GREAT IF THE WALLS COULD TALK IT TURNS OUT, THEY KIND OF CAN >> THE DOORS LEAK, THE SOUND LEAKS THROUGH INTO THE HALLWAYS, ALL OF THE OLD WALLS, ALL BUILT WITH BRICK, SOME OF THEM THREE FEET THICK, YOU WOULD THINK THEY WOULD HAVE GREAT SOUND PROOF BUT THEY DIDN’T >> Reporter: PARLIAMENT HILL IS A COMPLEX OF HERITAGE BUILDINGS FROM THE 19th CENTURY HOLES HAVE BEEN PUNCHED THROUGH THE STONE WALLS TO HANDLE VENTILATION AND WIRING, IT’S TURNED THE PLACE INTO AN SIV >> YOU COULDN’T HAVE CONFIDENTIAL CONVERSATIONS INTO THE HALLWAYS OR MEETING ROOMS

>> THE RENOVATIONS WILL SOLVE A LOT OF THE PROBLEMS BUT IN THE MEANTIME, M.P.s HAVE TO FIND CREATIVE SOLUTIONS TO KEEP CONVERSATIONS SECRET YOU WOULD EXPECT TO SEE SECURITY OUTSIDE OF CAUCUS ROWS BUT THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON DOWN HERE WE CAN’T TAKE OUR CAMERAS TO SHOW YOU EXACTLY WHAT’S HAPPENING BUT DOWN THIS HALLWAY AND THAT HALLWAY ARE WASHROOMS AND WHEN THE CAUCUS MEETS ON WEDNESDAYS, THEY POST SECURITY GUARDS OUTSIDE THE WASHROOMS THE SECRET CONVERSATIONS SEEP THROUGH THE WALLS INTO THE TOILET STALLS TO GET A LEAK WHILE TAKING ONE >> THERE’S NO EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY BUT IN MANY CASES PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THEY GO INTO THE OFFICE, M.P., THEY CLOSE THE DOOR, THEY’RE IN THE MEETING ROOM AND ASSUME NO ONE CAN HEAR THEM, BUT YOU CAN HEAR THEM IN THE JANITOR’S CLOSET, THE NEXT HALLWAY >> Reporter: HE HAS DONE A LOT OF WORK FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVER THE YEARS, HIS OTHER BIG CLIENT IS MORE FAMOUS THAN THE PRIME MINISTER, BUILDING A STATE OF THE ART STO STUDIO FOR DRAKE WHICH IS MORE FUN? >> Interview: ABSOLUTELY BUILDING A NEW STUDIO IT’S TOTALLY FREE-FORMED >> Reporter: A PLACE FAMOUS FOR POLITICAL LAKES, TRYING TO PLUG SOME UNINTENDED ONES DAVID COCHRANE, CBC NEWS OTTAWA >> Andrew: AND NOW YOU KNOW AFTER DONALD TRUMP’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS, DEMOCRATS ARE AS DETERMINED AS EVER TO FIGHT HIS AGENDA DO THEY HAVE A CHANCE IN THE REPUBLICAN FORTRESS OF TEXAS >> WE HAVE TO GET OFF OUR ASSES, IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN ON ITS OWN THAT’S WHAT WE SAW WITH HILLARY THINGS ARE CHANGING HERE IT’S LIKE A BIG SLEEPING GIANT >> IT WAS A TRANSFORMATIVE SPEECH FOR SOME OF US LAST NIGHT OUR EXPECTATIONS FOR GREATNESS AND VISION WITH THE PRESIDENT ARE NOT HIGH, HE STOOPED TO A NEW LOW IN TERMS OF DEALING WITH ISSUES >> Andrew: THAT’S THE RESPONSE FROM TOP DEMOCRATS IN THE U.S TO DONALD TRUMP’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS LAST NIGHT DEMOCRATS ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES WHO FOUND HIS WORDS AND ACTIONS TRANSFORMATIVE >> HOW CAN WE HAVE A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES THAT TELLS THE WORLD THAT THERE’S GOOD PEOPLE MARCHING WITH THE KU KLUX KLAN, HOW CAN WE TELL PEOPLE THAT GOOD PEOPLE ARE MARCHING WITH PEOPLE WHO PREACH EVIL AND BIGOTRY AND RACISM AND ME BEING JEWISH, IT WAS BEYOND BELIEF >> Andrew: THAT SENTIMENT IS NOT UNUSUAL IN THE UNITED STATES, ESPECIALLY WITH THE MEMORIES OF THE DEADLY VIOLENCE IN VIRGINIA LAST SUMMER WERE FRESH BUT LARRY STRAUSS WHO YOU JUST HEARD WAS A REPUBLICAN FROM TEXAS HE’S NOT REPUBLICAN ANYMORE AND NOT ALONE EITHER IN THE WAKE OF DONALD TRUMP’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS AND MIDTERM CAMPAIGNS GEAR UP, PAUL HUNTER WENT TO RELIABLY RED TEXAS TO CHECK OUT THE STATE OF THE DEMOCRATS * >> I DON’T KNOW IF I HAVE ENOUGH SPACE YEAH >> Reporter: FOR LARRY STRAUSS THIS IS A PRETTY BIG NIGHT >> THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THE COFFEE >> NO PROBLEM >> Reporter: FINDING HIS WAY AS A POLITICAL VOLUNTEER, ORGANIZING A CANDIDATE’S PANEL FOR THE BIG MIDTERM ELECTION >> IF YOU CAN HELP ME WITH REGISTRATION >> Reporter: LARRY’S NO EXPERT AT THIS BUT GIVING IT A GO AND ALL OF IT AS A BRAND NEW DEMOCRAT IN TEXAS >> WE’RE HAVING A FORUM TONIGHT >> Reporter: ALL HIS LIFE LARRY WAS A REPUBLICAN BUT LAST YEAR HE QUIT THE PARTY AND JOINED THE OTHER SIDE WHY? DONALD TRUMP REMEMBER THAT MARCH BY WHITE SUPREMACISTS ENDING WITH VIOLENCE AND DEATH? AND REMEMBER TRUMP’S COMMENTS AFTERWARD >> President Donald Trump: VERY FINE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES >> I WAS NOT ONLY DISGUSTED WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP BUT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY >> FOR LARRY DEFENDING INTOLERANCE WAS BEYOND THE PAIL >> Interview: NONE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY STOOD UP AND SAID THAT’S NOT RIGHT WE DISAGREE WITH THAT COMMENT WE DISAVOW THE COMMENT WHAT THAT DID FOR THE RACISTS AND WHITE SUPREMACISTS AND KU KLUX KLAN, IT GAVE THEM CREDIT AND I WAS DISGUSTED AND THAT’S WHEN I STARTED MY TRANSFORMATION >> THE PROBLEM IS WE’RE GIVING ALL THE BENEFIT TO TOP ONE PERCENT >> Reporter: SWITCHING PARTIES

AND COMING OUT AS A DEMOCRAT IN TEXAS IS HUGE IT’S LONG BEEN ONE OF THE MOST REPUBLICAN STATES IN THE COUNTRY BUT TO LARRY’S HAPPY SURPRISE, NOWADAYS HE’S NOT ALONE >> I FEEL MORE ACCEPTED I DIDN’T REALIZE HOW MANY DEMOCRATS THERE WERE THAT WERE MY FRIENDS UNTIL I SWITCHED I CAN’T BELIEVE IT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY DIDN’T STAND UP BUT LARRY STRAUSS STOOD UP * >> Reporter: TURNS OUT TEXAS IS CHANGING, INCREASINGLY THERE’S A FRESH FACE IN THIS STATE, YOUNGER THAN YOU MIGHT EXPECT AND NOT SO COWBOY THE SUBURBS OF DALLAS ARE GROWING AT LIGHT SPEED WITH ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE MOVING HERE FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD, SEEKING GOOD JOBS AND BRINGING WITH THEM A NEW OUTLOOK ON TEXAS POLITICS WANT A LOOK? CHECK THIS SOUTH ASIAN GROCERY STORE >> Reporter: IS IT FAIR TO SAY IN A SENSE THE FUTURE OF TEXAS POLITICS ARE IN PLACES LIKE THIS, DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? >> Interview: OF COURSE, I THINK WE’VE HAD A TREMENDOUS GROWTH IN THE SOUTH ASIAN COMMUNITY HERE >> Reporter: HER SOUTH ASIAN BACKGROUND IS NO LONGER AN ANOMALY IN THE STATE AND AS A NUMBER OF SOUTH ASIANS IN TEXAS GROWS, SO TOO DOES THEIR POLITICAL CLOUT THE MESSAGE HERE >> YOUR VOTE COUNTS AND YOU NEED TO COME TO THE POLLS AND WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE EVERY TIME WE DO ONE OF THESE EVENTS, THE REACTION IS WE DIDN’T KNOW THERE WERE DEMOCRATS IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD >> Reporter: LIKE WITH LARRY, SHANDA FOUND THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY OFFENCIVE AND IT CHANGED HER WORLD AND NOW SHE TOO IS A POLITICAL ORGANIZER, AIMING TO FIRE UP FELLOW DEMOCRATS AND FELLOW SOUTH ASIANS TO GET THE VOTE OUT TO AFFECT CHANGE NEXT TIME EVEN HERE >> I THINK WE LIVED AS CLOSET DEMOCRATS FOR SO LONG WE DIDN’T GET INVOLVED IN CONVERSATIONS, THE NEIGHBOURS ARE ALWAYS PUTTING ON THEIR WHATEVER SIGNS, BUSH, WHATEVER AND KIND OF YOU DON’T PUT UP YOUR SIGN BECAUSE YOU DON’T WANT TO CAUSE ANY TROUBLE >> Reporter: AND THE STATE’S LONG FORGOTTEN DEMOCRATS BECAUSE OF TRUMP >> Interview: THEY’RE FRUSTRATED AND KNOW THEY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING, WOMEN ARE MAD AND A LOT OF MINORITIES ARE STARTING TO UNDERSTAND THIS CANNOT MAINTAIN ITSELF >> Reporter: AND SO IT IS THAT SMACK BETWEEN A BEAUTY SALON AND MARSHAL ARTS STUDIO AT THE LOCAL DEMOCRATIC HEADQUARTERS AMID THE ANTI TRUMP STICKERS INSIDE, THERE’S DEMOCRATIC HOPE IN THE HEADLINES BUT CAN THEY BUILD ON THAT? >> Interview: I PULLED THE LANGUAGE ABOUT — >> Reporter: THE DAY AFTER TRUMP’S ELECTION STACY DONALD SHOW UP HERE IN TEARS >> Interview: I VOTED FOR HILLARY BUT I DIDN’T DO ANYTHING ELSE >> Reporter: IT WAS THE DAY SHE TOO TURNED POLITICAL LAST YEAR SHE RAN FOR COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND WON THE LESSON, SHE SAYS FOR ALL TEXAS DEMOCRATS — >> Interview: WE HAVE TO GET OFF OUR ASSES IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN ON ITS OWN THAT’S WHAT WE SAW WITH HILLARY IT DIDN’T HAPPEN ON ITS OWN WE ALL THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BUT THINGS ARE CHANGING HERE, IT’S LIKE A BIG SLEEPING GIANT WAKING UP >> CHECK >> CHECK >> Reporter: OR IS IT ALL JUST A DEMOCRATIC DREAM AMONG THE MANY FRIENDS OF FRESHLY MINTED DEMOCRAT LARRY STRAUSS ARE THOSE WHO REMIND HIM, REPUBLICANS ARE STILL THE MAJORITY IN TEXAS AND YES, SOME BRING GUNS TO A POKER GAME, BETWEEN HANDS TALKING TRUMP, TAXES, IMMIGRATION, RACE, YOU NAME IT >> I’M TALKING ABOUT HIS LATEST REMARK WITH SHITHOLE >> HOW DO YOU KNOW HE SAID THAT WERE YOU IN THE ROOM >> I WAS NOT IN THE ROOM BUT FEEL CONFIDENT HE SAID THAT >> NONE OF US KNOW FOR SURE EVERYBODY IS JUMPING ON THIS — WOULD YOU ASSUME THAT IN COURT? >> Reporter: IT’S CLEAR, TRUMP BACKERS HERE 100% STILL BACK TRUMP >> I THINK THE ECONOMY IS DOING WELL, THE STOCK MARKET IS DOING WELL TAXES ARE REDUCED FOR THE MOST PART WHY THERE SHOULDN’T BE A POSITIVE GLOW ON THE FIRST YEAR >> Reporter: BUT DEMOCRATIC HOPEFULS ARE IN THIS TO ONE

AMONG THE CANDIDATES, AN OPENLY GAY HISPANIC WOMAN AND FORMER SHERIFF WHAT DOES SHE THINK OF THE TRUMP AFFECT IN TEXAS? >> Interview: I’M NOT SURE BUT I HOPE HE’S THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO DEMOCRATS * (applause) >> WHEN WE FIRST STARTED THE GRASS ROOT — >> Reporter: ACROSS TOWN SHANDA IS STILL AT IT, WITH A FUND-RAISER FOR ONE OF THE DEMOCRATS GREAT HOPES IN THE STATE, TAKING ON TED CRUZ NO LESS AND KEEN TO WIN THE HEARTS OF PEOPLE EVERY WHERE, BETO O’ROURKE EMBRACING LIBERAL SENSEABILITIES IN CONSERVATIVE TEXAS AND BEING EMBRACED FOR DOING SO IN A STATE PERHAPS AT A TURNING POINT WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE? >> THERE’S SOMETHING AMAZING AND UNPRECEDENTED AT LEAST IN MY 45 YEARS YOU HAVE PEOPLE WHO I THINK RECOGNIZE BECAUSE EVERYTHING THEY CARE ABOUT IN THEIR LIVES AND COMMUNITIES FOR THIS STATE, FOR THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY IS ON THE LINE AND THEY’RE GETTING OFF THE SIDE LINES >> Reporter: BUT ARE THERE ENOUGH? WILL IT WORK CAN BETO AND THE REST OF THEM REINVENT THE STATE? WITH MIDTERMS COMING UP FAST, DEMOCRATS IN TEXAS ENERGIZED BY DONALD TRUMP ARE SET TO FIND OUT PAUL HUNTER, CBC NEWS DALLAS >> Andrew: TALK ABOUT DEMOCRATIC COME BACK, FOR STATE WIDE OFFICES IT HAS BEEN A 25 YEAR DROUGHT IN TEXAS IT HASN’T HAD A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR SINCE 1995 THE LAST DEMOCRATIC SENATOR LEFT OFFICE IN 1993 AND THE LAST TIME THEY VOTED IN A DEMOCRAT FOR PRESIDENT WAS JIMMY CARTER IN 1976 >> Ian: NEXT, TREATING THE PERSON AND NOT JUST THE DISEASE BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS GIVE DOCTORS A LESSON IN EMPATHY >> I HOPE THEY REALIZE THEY’RE DEALING WITH REAL PEOPLE >> I HOPE THEY REALIZE HOW THEY SPEAK TO A PATIENT MAKES THE WORLD OF DIFFERENCE YOU CAN MAKE OR BREAK A PATIENT’S IDEA ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THEIR * >> THE 2017 DATA REFLECTS THE MOST TRAGIC YEAR EVER WITH RESPECT TO ELICIT DRUG DEATHS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA >> Ian: THE NUMBERS ARE IN AND GRIM, IT SAYS MORE THAN 1400 PEOPLE DIED AFTER TAKING ELICIT DRUGS LAST YEAR AND THE FENTANYL WAS DETECTED IN 81% OF THE CASES, OFTEN MIXED WITH OTHER DRUGS THE NUMBER OF DEATHS FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER WERE DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THE LAST TWO MONTHS OF 2016, THOUGH HEALTH OFFICIALS WON’T CALL IT A TREND YET >> LAST YEAR IN VANCOUVER, WE HAD NOT SEEN THE SAME RISE IN OVERDOSE DEATHS AS IN OTHER PART OFFICE PROVINCE, WE ASSUMED BECAUSE OF THE SERVICES IN PLACE AND THEN WE HAD A DRAMATIC INCREASE BECAUSE OF THE ARRIVAL OF CARFENTANIL, THERE ARE MORE TOXIC SUBSTANCES THAT CAN ENTER THE DRUG SUPPLY AND CHANGE WHAT WE SEE >> Ian: THE LAST YEAR SHE IS REFERRING TO THERE IS 2016 HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THEY HOPE EFFORTS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE, EXPANDING THE NALOXONE PROGRAMME, THEY HAVE INCREASED OD PREVENTION SERVICES AND IMPROVED ACCESS TO OPIOID REPLACEMENT THERAPY WHEN ASKED IF LEGALIZATION SHOULD BE NEXT, THEY SAID THEY SUPPORT IT BUT WON’T BE ANY TIME SOON >> WE CAN’T WAIT FOR THAT LOOK HOW LONG IT’S TAKING FOR CANNIBIS IT WOULD TAKE SEVERAL YEARS TO GET A FRAMEWORK IN FOR ALL OTHER SUBSTANCES YES, WE NEED TO ADVOCATE FOR THAT THAT’S NOT GOING TO HELP IN THE SHORT-TERM >> Ian: THEY SAY THEY’LL CONTINUE TO ADVOCATE FOR POLICY CHANGES BUT THE FOCUS HAS TO BE ON IMMEDIATE SOLUTIONS LIKE RISK FACTORS AND EARLY INTERVENTION >>> IT WAS A DISTURBING SCENE IN A QUÉBEC COURTHOUSE AND QUESTIONS WHY AN 18-YEAR-OLD WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD BY A SECURITY OFFICER IN MANIWAKI, TWO HOURS NORTH OF OTTAWA THE SCUFFLE WAS CAUGHT ON VIDEO AND A WARNING, THERE IS STRONG LANGUAGE AND DISTURBING CONTENT >> WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

>> Ian: A WITNESS WHO SPOKE TO CBC SAID THE 18-YEAR-OLD WANTED TO SMOKE AND WHEN GUARDS REFUSED HE BECAME VIOLENT YOU CAN SEE THE SECURITY OFFICERS COMING IN TO HELP AND MOVED INTO ANOTHER ROOM A WOMAN SHOUTS DON’T HURT MY SON YOU DON’T SEE HIM, BUT YOU CAN HEAR THE GUN BEING FIRED AND THE REACTION (GUNSHOT) (SCREAMING) >> Ian: THE AGENCY INVESTIGATING SAID THE 18-YEAR-OLD TRIED TO GRAB THE SECURITY OFFICER’S BATON AND HIT HIM ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS, THAT’S WHEN OFFICERS SHOT THE YOUNG MAN AT CLOSE RANGE >>> A PROVENCAL POLICE OFFICER SAID BOTH WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES AND WE’RE CONTINUING TO FOLLOW THE DEVELOPMENTS ON THIS STORY >> MEDICINE IS CHANGING AND IT’S NO LONGER JUST YOU OPEN SOMEBODY UP AND IT’S SURGERY IT’S CHANGING AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE PATIENT I WANT NEW DOCTORS TO UNDERSTAND THAT I AM A PATIENT WHO MIGHT HAVE A DISEASE BUT I’M A PERSON >> Andrew: JENNIFER SCHULTZ IS A MOTHER, CANCER SURVIVOR AND NOW A PATIENT TEACHER, ONE OF SEVERAL WHO JOINED A UNIQUE HOSPITAL PROGRAMME AIMED AT TEACHING MEDICAL STUDENTS VALUABLE LESSONS IN EMPATHY >> Reporter: JENNIFER SCHULTZ IS A PINBALL JUNKY ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY’S, THAT’S WHEN SHE HAULS HER SIDEKICK, 12-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER JAMESON A VINTAGE PINBALL MACHINE CALLED WHIRLWIND THE IRON WHY IS NOT LOST ON SCHULTZ THREE YEARS AGO THE 45-YEAR-OLD WAS CAUGHT UP IN HER OWN WHIRL WIND, DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE THREE BREAST CANCER >> Interview: I HAD NO IDEA IT NEVER CROSSED MY MIND, BREAST CANCER >> Reporter: WHAT FOLLOWED WAS EIGHT ROUNDS OF CHEMOTHERAPY, 25 CYCLES OF RADIATION AND SURGERY HER RIGHT BREAST WITH AN 8 CENTIMETRE LONG TUMOUR WAS REMOVED IT’S AN EXPERIENCE THAT SCHULTZ SHARES WITH THOUSANDS OF OTHER WOMEN, INCLUDING 48-YEAR-OLD WHO IN 2015 LEARNED SHE HAD BREAST CANCER >> Interview: I KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG AND I TOLD MY HUSBAND TO BE PREPARED THAT I DIDN’T THINK I WOULD LIVE UNTIL I WAS 50 >> YOUR JOB IS TO FIX PEOPLE >> Reporter: IT’S THE KIND OF STORIES BOTH WOMEN ARE WILLING TO SHARE WITH THESE MEDICAL UNDERGRADS CURRENTLY ON A SURGICAL ROTATION IN TORONTO >> YOU’RE GOING TO SAY YOU’RE GOING TO CUT THEM OPEN AND TAKE SOMETHING OUT AND FIX SOMETHING IN THEM AND THAT’S A SCARY THING FOR A PATIENT TO HEAR >> Reporter: THE MEDICAL STUDENTS ARE PART OF A UNIQUE PILOT PROJECT AT THE TORONTO HOSPITAL >> BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE WORDS YOU CHOOSE AND EVEN IF YOU’VE HAD A ROTTEN DAY OR MAYBE THE BEST DAY, YOU CAN’T TAKE IT IN WHEN YOU’RE TALKING TO PATIENTS >> DON’T BE TOO CLINICAL, TOO COLD THAT DOESN’T HELP THE PATIENT EITHER IT MAKES YOU THINK SOMETHING IS WORSE OR YOU’RE JUST A NUMBER >> Reporter: THE SURGEON BEHIND THE MASK DR. SIMPSON CREATED THE PROGRAMME, A FIRST OF ITS KIND IN CANADA >> Interview: WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET BOTH THE TUMOUR AND THE NODE >> Reporter: HE SAYS HE CAN TEACH STUDENTS HOW TO BECOME SKILLED STUDENTS BUT WANTS THEM TO THINK BEYOND THE ROOM TO WHEN THE PATIENT IS STITCHED UP AND RECOVERING SIMPSON’S AIM, TO CHANGE SOME LONG HELD MYTHS THAT HIS OWN STUDENTS HAVE ABOUT SURGEONS >> Interview: THEY OFTEN VIEW SURGEONS AS JUST BEING THE TECHNICIAN IN THE PROCESS SOMEONE PRESENTS WITH BREAST CANCER, THAT THE SURGEON JUST REMOVE THE TUMOUR AND RIDS THEIR HANDS OF THE PATIENT THAT COULDN’T BE FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH >> Reporter: THAT’S WHERE SCHULTZ AND TURNBULL TAKE OVER, THEY’RE SIMPSON’S FORMER PATIENTS AND NOW HIS RECRUITS >> ASK THE QUESTIONS WHEN YOU’RE TALKING TO YOUR PATIENTS, DO YOU HAVE SOMEBODY AT HOME WHO CAN HELP YOU HOPEFULLY YOU CAN TAKE A LITTLE WITH YOU AND GIVE YOU FOOD FOR THOUGHT WHEN YOU ENGAGE WITH FUTURE PATIENTS >> Reporter: SIMPSON HOPES TO REPLICATE THE PROGRAMME TO HOSPITALS ACROSS TORONTO AND MAYBE BEYOND AS FOR TURNBULL AND SCHULTZ, THEY WANT IT TO RESINATE WITH THE FUTURE DOCTORS IT ALREADY HAS >> HEARING THE PATIENT’S STORIES AND ASKING THEM QUESTIONS AND GET THEM TO TEACH US WHY WE DECIDED TO GO INTO THIS >> ANY CHANCE WHERE YOU HAVE AN HOUR TO SIT DOWN WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS GONE THROUGH AN

EXPERIENCE WITH THE DISEASE LIKE CANCER IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE BENEFICIAL AND YOU CAN’T GET THAT SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE DOING YOUR PLACEMENTS AND ROTATIONS >> Reporter: BUT YOU CAN GET IT IN THE STORIES OF SURVIVORS >> Andrew: THE PARTNERSHIP AGAINST CANCER JUST PUBLISHED A LARGE STUDY LOOKING AT THE EXPERIENCES OF CURRENT AND FORMER CANCER PATIENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AMONG THE FINDINGS, ONE IN FOUR SAID THEY WEREN’T SATISFIED WITH THE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT THEY RECEIVE DURING OUTPATIENT CANCER CARE AND BETWEEN 12-20% SAY NO ONE DISCUSSED DIFFERENT TREATMENT OPTIONS WITH THEM >>> STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL.” EVEN IF YOU DESPISE PEOPLE WHO ARE LATE, YOU MIGHT FEEL BAD FOR A BRITISH LORDE WHO DECIDED TO PAY THE ULTIMATE PRICE FOR HIS TARDINESS THAT’S JUST AHEAD BUT FIRST >> I WAS QUITE SHOCKED TODAY TO HEAR HOW QUICK EVERYTHING TURNED AROUND AND DECIDED TO PUT A COMPLETE STOP TO IT I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE GETTING PETITIONS AND TRYING TO GET THEM SIGNED >> Andrew: FORMULA ONE RACING IS PUTTING AN END TO A DECADE OLD TRADITION WHEN THE NEW SEASON OPENS IN AUSTRALIA, YOU WILL NO LONGER FIND THE SO-CALLED GRID GIRLS ON DISPLAY TODAY A SPOKESMAN SAID WE FEEL THE CUSTOM IS AT ODDS WITH MODERN DAY SOCIETY NORMS IT SEEMS TO BE A SIGN OF THE CHANGING TIMES RACING OF COURSE HAS BEEN THE MAIN ATTRACTION BUT FOR YEARS, FORMULA ONE HAS FEATURED ATTRACTIVE YOUNG WOMEN, SOMETIMES WITH VERY SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS, BETWEEN 5 FOOT 8 AND 5 FOOT 11, SIZE FOUR, DARK HAIR, NO TATTOOS, AND APPARENTLY HELPS IF YOU LIKE CHAMPAGNE AND NOT FOR DRINKING >> I THINK THAT NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO MAKE A CHANGE I THINK OBJECTIFYING WOMEN IN A ROLE WHERE IT IS SEEN THAT MEN ARE THERE RISKING THEIR LIVES DRIVING THE CARS BUT THE GIRLS ONLY SEEN NEXT TO THE CAR, THEY’RE NOT ALLOWED TO SPEAK THEY’RE NOT SPOKESPEOPLE, THEY’RE MUTE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS >> Andrew: LAST YEAR THE U.S GIANT LIBERTY MEDIA ACQUIRED FORMULA ONE’S COMMERCIAL RIGHTS AND AIMED TO MAKE IT MORE FAMILY FRIENDLY AND THE DART CORPORATION SCRAPPED ITS TRADITION OF WALK ON GIRLS AT TELEVISED TOURNAMENTS, APPARENTLY UNDER PRESSURE FROM BROADCASTERS THERE’S QUESTIONS AS TO WHETHER THE MODELS THEMSELVES ARE THE ONES LOSING OUT HERE, LOSING THEIR JOBS AFTER ALL THIS IS A FORMER GRID GIRL IN LONDON >> HAVING A GRID GIRL AT THE FORMULA ONE CREATES A GREAT ATMOSPHERE FOR CUSTOMERS, FANS THAT ARE GOING, THAT PAY FOR TICKETS, FAMILIES OR FATHERS THAT TAKE THEIR SONS IT’S A REAL — I THINK IT’S A GREAT EGO BOOST FOR THE DRIVERS AND CREATES TESTOSTERONE BEFORE THE RACE >> Andrew: THERE’S A PETITION TO BRING GRID GIRLS BACK (*) >> Ian: ON “THE NATIONAL” TONIGHT, THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY SAYS THAT THEY’LL ANNOUNCE A FLOOD LEADER ON MARCH 10th THE PARTY’S FORMER LEADER PATRICK BROWN RESIGNING A WEEK AGO AFTER ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT VOTING TO REPLACE BROWN WILL BE HELD BETWEEN MARCH SECOND AND 8TH, JUST THREE MONTHS BEFORE THE PROVINCIAL ELECTION >>> PARENTS OF THE MAN CHARGED WITH KILLING SIX PEOPLE IN A QUÉBEC CITY MOSQUE LAST YEAR ARE SPEAKING PUBLICLY FOR FIRST TIME IN A LETTER SENT TO RADIO-CANADA AND TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH, THE PARENTS OF ALEXANDRE BISSONNETTE SAY THEY HAVE BEEN LIVING A NIGHTMARE THE HEARTACHE AND THE PAIN CAUSED TO THE INNOCENT VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES BY THIS INEXCUSABLE ACT REMAINS TO THIS DAY TO US COMPLETELY UNEXPLAINABLE FOR US TOO, SORROW AND PAIN HAVE SET IN ALEXANDRE IS STILL OUR SON, WHOM WE LOVE AND WHO WILL ALWAYS BE PART OF OUR FAMILY IN A WAY WE ALSO LOST A SON >>> AFTER MONTHS OF DEBATE THE SENATE HAS PASSED A BILL TO MAKE THE LYRICS OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM GENDER NEUTRAL >> THIS MAY BE SMALL IN A SERIES OF THINGS BUT IT’S ABOUT TWO WORDS BUT IT’S HUGE IN TERMS OF ONE OF OUR MAJOR NATIONAL SYMBOLS, THE ANTHEM THAT WE SING WITH PRIDE ABOUT OUR COUNTRY AND WE CAN NOW SING IT WITH PRIDE KNOWING THAT THE RULES SUPPORT US >> IF YOU’RE NOT GOING TO ALLOW FREE DEBATE IN THIS CHAMBER, THEN DEMOCRACY DIES AND IT’S AN

UNSAVORY DEATH, UNFORTUNATELY >> Ian: CONSERVATIVE SENATORS WERE OUTRAGED AND THEY BOYCOTTED THE VOTE ACCUSING LIBERAL AND INDEPENDENT SENATORS OF MUZZLING DEBATE ONCE THE LAW RECEIVES ROYAL ASCENT THE WORDS TO THE ANTHEM WILL BE CHANGED FROM “IN ALL THY SONS COMMAND” TO “IN ALL OF US COMMAND.” >> Andrew: OKAY, WE HAVE ONE MORE THING FOR YOU HERE IF YOU EVER ARRIVED LATE TO WORK USUALLY A SIMPLE APOLOGY IS ENOUGH, RIGHT? BUT ONE BRITISH LORD DECIDED THAT IT WAS TOO LATE JUST TO SAY “SORRY” SO INSTEAD LORD BATES CHOSE TO ANNOUNCE HIS RESIGNATION AND HIS TARDINESS IS OUR “MOMENT OF THE DAY.” >> MY LORD, TO TAKE LEAVE OF THE HOUSE I WONDER IF YOU WOULD PERMIT ME TO OFFER MY SINCERE APOLOGIEAPOLOGIES FOR MY DISCOURTESY IN NOT BEING IN MY PLACE DURING THE FIVE YEARS OF WHICH IT’S BEEN MY PRIVILEGE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM MRS. THATCHER ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT I’VE ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT WE SHOULD OFTEN RISE TO THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE STANDARDS OF COURTESY AND RESPECT IN RESPONDING ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT TO THE LEGITIMATE QUESTIONS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND I’M THOROUGHLY ASHAMED AT NOT BEING IN MY PLACE AND, THEREFORE, I SHOULD BE OFFERING MY RESIGNATION TO THE PRIME MINISTER [Interjections] >> Andrew: SO, IAN, I WILL FULLY — I REALLY DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT JUST HAPPENED THERE WHY HE FELT THE NEED TO DO THAT AND WHETHER HE HAD OTHER REASONS FOR STEPPING DOWN OR WHETHER HE’S JUST THAT KIND OF GUY IT’S ALL VERY CONFUSING >> Ian: HOW ABOUT OVERKILL? I MEAN, IF THAT IS HIS RESPONSE TO BEING A LITTLE BIT LATE, WHAT IS HIS RESPONSE IF, YOU KNOW, LET YOUR IMAGINATION GO, LIKE SOMETHING THAT WAS MORE SERIOUS I AM TEMPTED THOUGH, ANDREW, TO OUT SOME OF OUR COLLEAGUES WHO ARE ALWAYS LATE FOR THE NOON EDITORIAL MEETING BUT I WILL NOT DO THAT RIGHT NOW >> Andrew: ASK FOR THEIR RESIGNATIONS OKAY, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US HERE ON “THE NATIONAL” FOR JANUARY 31st HAVE A GOOD NIGHT >> Ian: GOODNIGHT

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