(*)>>Ian: TONIGHT, TENSE NEGOTIATIONS AT THE ONTARIO RAIL BLOCKADE.>>>AND THE PRIME MINISTER CANCELS A TRIP TO DEAL WITH THE STANDOFF.>>IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO REACT MORE QUICKLY.>>IT IS BETTER TO GET OUT ASAP.>>Ian: CANADIANS WILL FINALLY GET TO LEAVE THAT QUARANTINED CRUISE SHIP IN JAPAN, BUT THEIR ORDEAL IS NOT OVER YET.>>I’M RUNNING OUT OF STAMINA.>>Ian: HOW AN ALBERTA MAN ENDED UP LOCKED IN A CELL FOR 17 HOURS IN THE MIDST OF A MEDICAL CRISIS.>>I ACTUALLY THOUGHT THAT I WAS GOING TO DIE AT ONE POINT. THE THING THAT SCARED ME IS THAT I WAS GOING TO DIE ALONE.>>IT IS OVER, BRILLIANT!>>Ian: SHE JUST BECAME INTERNATIONAL SOCCER’S TOP SCORER, BUT TEAM CAPTAIN CHRISTINE SINCLAIR WANTS TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE — BEATING THE U.S.A. FOR OLYMPIC GOLD.>>THEY’RE THE TYPE OF TEAM THAT TAKES TAKES>>THEY’RE THE TYPE OF TEAM THAT TAKES ADVANTAGE OF ANY MISTAKES THAT YOU MAKE, BUT THEY’RE BEATABLE, THEY’RE NOT UNTOUCHABLE.>>Ian: THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*)>>>RAIL TRAFFIC IS STILL PARALYZED IN HALF OF THE COUNTRY AND PORTS ARE CLOGGED ON TWO COASTS AFTER 11 DAYS OF RAIL BLOCKADES. AND NOW THE PRIME MINISTER IS CUTTING SHORT HIS DIPLOMATIC TOUR TO DEAL WITH IT. LATE TODAY HIS OFFICE SAID THAT HE’S STAYING IN CANADA TO FOCUS ON INFRASTRUCTURE DISRUPTIONS. THAT’S A REFERENCE TO THE PROTESTS IN SUPPORT OF WET’SUWET’EN HEREDITARY CHIEFS THAT WANT TO STOP A GAS PIPELINE IN B.C. AND THERE’S NO TELLING WHEN THOSE PROTESTS MIGHT END.>>IT’S IMPORTANT TO LET THE GOVERNMENT KNOW THAT IF WE STAND TOGETHER WE ACTUALLY HOLD A LOT OF LAND IN CANADA. AND IF WE STAND TOGETHER AS ONE WE CAN DO A LOT.>>Ian: DEMONSTRATORS SLOWED TRAFFIC TO THE CONFEDERATION BRIDGE. TURNOUT WAS TOO SMALL TO BLOCK THE TRANSPORT TRUCKS AS PLANNED, BUT IT’S JUST A TASTE OF THE DISRUPTION AND ANGER FELT FROM ONE END OF THE COUNTRY TO THE OTHER. IN NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO, DOZENS BLOCKED THE RAINBOW BRIDGE TO NEW YORK STATE. IT’S NOT USED FOR COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC BUT THOUSANDS OF CARS TYPICALLY TRAVEL ON THE BRIDGE ON A SUNDAY. YESTERDAY THIS DAY-LONG PROTEST HALTED RAIL TRAFFIC NORTH OF TORONTO AND ABOUT 100 PEOPLE IN VANCOUVER BLOCKED C.N. RAIL LINE. STILL, IT’S THE MOHAWK CAMP NEAR BELLEVILLE, ONTARIO, THAT IS HAVING THE BIGGEST IMPACT ON RAIL TRAFFIC. OLIVIA STEFANOVICH IS THERE.>>Reporter: THE MOHAWKS ARE MAKING THEIR MESSAGE CLEAR — DESPITE A VISIT YESTERDAY FROM INDIGENOUS SERVICES MINISTER MARC MILLER, THEY’RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE. THAT HAS FORCED JUSTIN TRUDEAU TO STAY IN CANADA.>>OUR PRIME MINISTER NEEDS TO COME HERE AND OUT WEST AND GET THE REAL STORIES.>>Reporter: CBC NEWS HAS OBTAINED AUDIO RECORDINGS OF PART OF THE MEETING AT THIS COMMUNITY CENTRE. THEY WERE TAKEN BY AN INDIGENOUS ACTIVIST INSIDE AND THEY SHOW MILLER’S ATTEMPT TO GET RAIL TRAFFIC MOVING, EVEN TEMPORARILY APPEAR TO BE REBUFFED.>>[indiscernible]>>[indiscernible]>>Reporter: THE RECORDINGS ALSO REVEAL THAT THE WET’SUWET’EN HEREDITARY CHIEFS JOINED THE DISCUSSION OVER SPEAKER PHONE. THE CHIEF ASKED THE MOHAWKS TO DIG IN.>>THE PROGRESS WAS MODEST. THEY TALKED OPENLY, FRANKLY, PAINFULLY AT TIMES.>>Reporter: AFTER THE MEETING, MILLER CHARACTERIZED THE DISCUSSION AS “PRODUCTIVE.” BUT SAID THAT THERE’S A LOT MORE WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.>>MY HOPE IS THAT THIS IS RESOLVED IN A PEACEFUL PROCESS BECAUSE THE PEOPLE IN THAT ROOM ARE DEDICATED TO PEACE.>>IS IT BETTER TO ENTERTAIN DIALOGUE AND TALKS, RATHER THAN HAVING POLICE FORCES INTERVENE?>>Reporter: THIS REGIONAL CHIEF TOOK PART IN THE NEGOTIATIONS AROUND THE 1990 OKA STANDOFF. WHEN A CALL TO ACTION BY LOCAL POLITICIANS LED TO THE DEATH OF A QUÉBEC POLICE OFFICER. TODAY MILLER TOLD RADIO-CANADA THAT THE CURRENT NEGOTIATIONS ARE HAUNTED BY THE SHADOW OF OKA. THE GOVERNMENT IS WEIGHING THE POTENTIAL FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST PUBLIC ANGER AND OPPOSITION JABS.>>IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO REACT MORE QUICKLY.>>Reporter: NOW THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE SAYS THAT HE’S PULLING TOGETHER AN INCIDENT RESPONSE TEAM TO DEAL WITH THIS GROWING CRISIS. OLIVIA STEFANOVICH, CBC NEWS, TYENDINAGA.>>Ian: SOME BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT. AFTER MOUNTING PRESSURE, NEW BRUNSWICK HAS BACKED OFF CONTROVERSIAL REFORMS TO HEALTH CARE. IN A STATEMENT THE PREMIER CITED A MULTITUDE OF REACTIONS WITH HIS DECISION TO NOT PROCEED WITH REFORM PLANS. THIS COMES AFTER PROTESTS, PROMISES FROM THE OPPOSITION TO BRING DOWN THE MINORITY CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT. AND ON FRIDAY THE LOSS OF THE DEPUTY PREMIER WHO QUIT TO SIT AS AN INDEPENDENT. THE REACTION TRIGGERED IN PART BY THE PLANNED CUT TO OVERNIGHT EMERGENCY CARE AT SIX RURAL HOSPITALS. THE REACTION TRIGGERED IN PART BY THE PLANNED CUT TO OVERNIGHT EMERGENCY CARE AT SIX RURAL HOSPITALS.>>>WELL, THE RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS HAS BEEN AS STRAIGHTFORWARD AS IT IS SEVERE. QUARANTINE CASES, LOCKED DOWN ZONES OF INFECTION, SEALED OFF FROM THE WORLD. BUT TONIGHT WE HAVE TWO CRUISE SHIPS WHERE THOSE EFFORTS MAY HAVE FAILED. DOCKED IN CAMBODIA, THE WESTERDAM, MANY PASSENGERS LEFT TO LEAVE UNDER THE BELIEF THAT THEY’RE ALL VIRUS FREE. BUT IT TURNS OUT THAT AT LEAST ONE PASSENGER GOT OFF THAT SHIP WHILE CARRYING THE VIRUS. MORE ON THAT IN A MOMENT. AND THEN THE DIAMOND PRINCESS IN JAPAN. HUNDREDS OF ITS PASSENGERS INFECTED, THE REST TRAPPED. FOR CANADIAN PASSENGERS, ESCAPE MAY BE COMING. BUT SASA PETRICIC TELLS US WHY THEIR ORDEAL OF ISOLATION IS FAR FROM OVER.>>Reporter: HUNDREDS OF AMERICANS LEFT THE DIAMOND PRINCESS CRUISE SHIP SUNDAY NIGHT, BOARDING BUSES ON THE YOKOHAMA PIER AND LATER THE U.S. GOVERNMENT FLIGHTS TO CALIFORNIA. THEY ARE THE FIRST PASSENGERS ALLOWED TO GO HOME WITH CANADIANS SET TO FOLLOW, ACCORDING TO AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM OTTAWA LATE SATURDAY. THEY’RE TO BE BROUGHT BACK ON PLANNED CHARTERED FLIGHTS ON WEDNESDAY. ALL ARE EAGER TO ESCAPE WHAT VANCOUVER’S JENNIFER LEE CALLS A LUXURY JAIL. A SHIP QUARANTINED WHERE ALMOST ONE IN 10 HAVE BEEN GRADUALLY BEEN INFECTED.>>WE HAVE BEEN QUARANTINED SO LONG ALREADY. AND THE NUMBERS JUST KEPT GOING UP. SO IT IS BETTER TO GET OUT OF HERE ASAP.>>Reporter: LEE AND MORE THAN 200 OTHER UNINFECTED CANADIANS HAVE BEEN EMAILING AND LOBBYING OTTAWA TO BRING THEM OUT OF THE CABINS AND THE LIMITED DECK AREAS WHERE THEY’VE BEEN CONFINED FOR ALMOST TWO WEEKS.>>JUST GETTING ANSWERS IN THE PAST COUPLE DAYS, IT’S BEEN STRESSFUL.>>Reporter: FRUSTRATING TOO, TRUDY CLEMENT TOLD ME FROM THE SHIP TODAY.>>WE WERE ELATED TODAY WITH THE NEWS, BUT IT WAS A LONG TIME COMING.>>Reporter: BUT IT WILL BE A LONG TIME BEFORE THE ORDEAL IS ONTARIO, THEY FACE ANOTHER TWO WEEKS OF QUARANTINE. OVER. ONCE THEY’RE FLOWN TO TRENTON, ONTARIO, THEY FACE ANOTHER TWO WEEKS OF QUARANTINE. GREG YEREX IS EXASPERATED.>>GLAD THE GOVERNMENT FINALLY GOT OFF THEIR BUTT AND DID SOMETHING. 14 MORE DAYS OF QUARANTINE, I’M RUNNING OUT OF STAMINA.>>Reporter: THE DIAMOND PRINCESS HAS THE LARGEST CLUSTER OF THE DISEASE OUTSIDE CHINA, BUT IN CHINA THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES TO SPREAD. INFECTING MORE THAN 70,000 AND KILLING OVER 1,500. STATE MEDIA IS CLAIMING SIGNS OF PROGRESS, SHOWING PICTURES OF PATIENTS WHO HAVE RECOVERED LEAVING HOSPITAL. OFFICIALS SAY THAT NEW INFECTIONS ARE DROPPING.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: THE CHANGE SHOWS THAT THE PREVENTION IS STARTING TO WORK, SAYS THE NATIONAL HEALTH COMMISSION, THOUGH ITS NUMBERS ARE HARD TO TRACK, BECAUSE CHINA’S WAY OF COUNTING HAS CHANGED SEVERAL TIMES.>>Ian: SO, SASA, IT’S NOT CLEAR FROM THE NUMBERS ALONE WHETHER CHINA IS TURNING A CORNER. WHAT IS BEIJING’S FOCUS AT THIS POINT?>>Reporter: WELL, IAN, BEIJING IS UNDER A GREAT DEAL OF POLITICAL PRESSURE ON THIS ONE. OVER THE WEEKEND THERE WAS A STATEMENT SAYING THAT PRESIDENT XI JINPING KNEW ABOUT THE OVER THE WEEKEND THERE WAS A STATEMENT SAYING THAT PRESIDENT XI JINPING KNEW ABOUT THE DANGERS OF THIS VIRUS TWO WEEKS BEFORE ANY SERIOUS MOVES TO CONTAIN IT. NOW THAT WAS MEANT TO REASSURE CHINESE THAT HE’S ON TOP OF THINGS, BUT INSTEAD, IT’S RAISED QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY HE DIDN’T ACT SOONER. IAN?>>Ian: ALL RIGHT, SASA, THANK YOU.>>Reporter: MY PLEASURE.>>Ian: IN MANY PLACES OUTSIDE CHINA, THE VIRUS KNOWN AS COVID-19 SEEMS MORE CONTAINED BUT THE WESTERDAM SHOWS HOW FRAGILE THAT IS. ONE CASE SEEMS TO HAVE SLIPPED PAST HEALTH OFFICIALS, DESPITE PROCEDURES THAT TRAPPED HUNDREDS ON BOARD THE CRUISE SHIP FOR DAYS. BUT AS AUSTIN GRABISH TELLS US, TONIGHT CANADIAN OFFICIALS HAVE BROUGHT IN NEW RESTRICTIONS ON RETURNING CANADIAN PASSENGERS.>>Reporter: THIS IS A WALK OF RELIEF. FOR TWO WEEKS STEVEN HANSON AND HIS WIFE WERE AMONG THE 271 CANADIANS STUCK ABOARD THE WESTERDAM.>>CLEARLY, NOT THE VACATION THAT WE HAD IN MIND. IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A 30-DAY BUCKET LIST TOUR.>>Reporter: THE CRUISE SHIP LEFT HONG KONG ON FEBRUARY 1st AND HAD MANY STOPS PLANNED ALONG THE WAY, BEFORE ENDING IN JAPAN. BUT THE SHIP WAS TURNED AWAY BY FIVE DIFFERENT COUNTRIES OVER FEARS OF THE CORONAVIRUS.>>WE DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON. WE’VE BEEN FLOATING AROUND FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS NOW.>>Reporter: INITIALLY HOLLAND AMERICA SAID THAT THERE WAS NO ONE SICK ON ITS SHIP. THE COMPANY SAID THAT THERE WAS NO KNOWN OR SUSPECTED CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS ON BOARD. CAMBODIA AGREED TO LET THE PASSENGERS DISEMBARK ON FRIDAY AFTER THEY WERE SCREENED. BUT ONE OF THE PASSENGERS, AN AMERICAN WOMAN WHO THEN FLEW ON TO MALAYSIA, HAS SINCE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 AND THAT’S ALARMING HEALTH EXPERTS BECAUSE THE PASSENGERS WERE TRAPPED ABOARD BUT NOT CONFINED TO THEIR ROOMS.>>IT’S CONCERNING TO ME THAT THERE’S A PASSENGER ON THIS CRUISE LINE THAT TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS. THAT — AND THE FACT THAT THIS CRUISE LINE WAS NOT QUARANTINED, THAT MAKES OTHER PASSENGERS AT RISK.>>Reporter: HANSON AND HIS WIFE WEREN’T SURE THEY’D GET HOME WITHOUT BEING STOPPED. THEY PASSED THROUGH AT LEAST THREE COUNTRIES BEFORE ARRIVING IN VANCOUVER.>>IT FELT A LITTLE BIT LIKE, YOU KNOW, THAT MOVIE “ARGO” WHERE YOU’RE TRYING TO GET THE IRANIAN HOSTAGES OUT.>>Reporter: BUT EVERYTHING WAS ROUTINE UNTIL THEY ARRIVED HOME. BORDER AGENTS AT THE VANCOUVER AIRPORT WERE WAITING AT THEIR GATE TO ESCORT HIM.>>THEY ASKED US TO WEAR MASKS AS WE WALKED THROUGH THE AIRPORT, WHICH WE DID. AND THAT WAS ABOUT IT. AND WE SIGNED A FORM, I THINK IT REALLY WASN’T A HEALTH FORM, IT WAS MORE OF AN IMMIGRATION FORM.>>Reporter: TONIGHT HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THAT ALL OF THE SHIP’S CANADIAN PASSENGERS ARE NOW BEING INSTRUCTED TO GO INTO SELF-QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS AND THEY’LL UNDERGO FURTHER EXAMINATION AND SCREENING. AUSTIN GRABISH, CBC NEWS, WINNIPEG.>>Ian: AN OTTAWA WOMAN WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ENJOYING HER FAMILY VACATION ON A CRUISE TODAY, SAILING THROUGH THE CARIBBEAN. BUT INSTEAD SHE’S STUCK AT HOME IN CANADA BECAUSE SHE HOLDS A CHINESE PASSPORT.>>I AM A CHINESE PASSPORT HOLDER, BUT I’M A PERMANENT RESIDENT IN CANADA. CAN I GET ON BOARD? THEY SAID, NO, UNFORTUNATELY, YOU CAN’T.>>Ian: MING YANG WAS SHOCKED WHEN SHE LEARNED THAT SHE WAS BANNED FROM GETTING ON BOARD A NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE. THE COMPANY’S NEW POLICY DOESN’T ALLOW ANYONE WITH A CHINESE, HONG KONG OR A MACAU PASSPORT TO BOARD THEIR SHIPS, REGARDLESS WHERE THEY LIVE NOW. ROYAL CARIBBEAN IS DOING THE SAME. IT’S A CHANGE MEANT TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS. BUT YANG HASN’T BEEN TO CHINA IN AT LEAST SIX MONTHS.>>THE POLICY IS VERY RACIST. NORWEGIAN IS TRYING TO SEND OUT THE MESSAGE THAT YOU ARE VERY WELCOME ON BOARD AND DON’T WORRY, THERE WILL BE NO CHINESE PEOPLE.>>Ian: SUNWING, THE AIRLINE ORGANIZING THE BOOKING IS WORKING TO GET A REFUND FOR THE ENTIRE GROUP.>>>CONCERNS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS ARE DIMINISHING SOME OF THE ENTHUSIASM AROUND THE UPCOMING TOKYO OLYMPICS.>>WE’VE ALL WAIVED SCREENING PEOPLE FROM A SECURITY PERSPECTIVE. I SUSPECT THAT WE’LL BEGIN TO SEE MORE AROUND HEALTH SCREENING AS WELL.>>Ian: THE GAMES ARE JUST FIVE MONTHS AWAY. AHEAD, CHRIS BROWN ON THE PREPARATION UNDERWAY, WHICH NOW INCLUDES REASSURING PEOPLE THAT THE COUNTRY IS SAFE.>>>AN ALBERTA MAN IS GOING PUBLIC TONIGHT ABOUT THE 17 FRIGHTENING HOURS THAT HE SPENT IN A JAIL CELL. THE RCMP ARRESTED HIM THINKING THAT HE WAS DRUNK. IN FACT, HE WAS HAVING A STROKE. AND AS ROSA MARCHITELLI EXPLAINS, THERE IS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWING WHAT HAPPENED.>>Reporter: IN GRAPHIC DETAIL THE VIDEO SHOWS HOW ALAN RUEL WENT FROM BEING ALERT TO THIS, STRUGGLING TO STAND, REPEATEDLY FALLING DOWN. AND EVENTUALLY LYING ON THE CONCRETE FLOOR, ONE SIDE OF HIS BODY PARALYSED BY A STROKE, VIRTUALLY IGNORED BY THE RCMP, SAYS A LAWSUIT.>>I ACTUALLY THOUGHT THAT I WAS GOING TO DIE AT ONE POINT. AND THE THING THAT SCARED ME IS THAT I WAS GOING TO DIE ALONE.>>Reporter: RUEL IS STILL SUFFERING THE REPERCUSSIONS FROM THAT STROKE. HE WAS ARRESTED BY AIRDRIE RCMP FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION IN 2015, AFTER A BAR EMPLOYEE CALLED POLICE AND SAYING THAT HE WAS DRUNK AND ACTING STRANGELY, DESPITE BEING SERVED ONLY WATER AT THE BAR.>>I DON’T BLAME THE RCMP FOR PICKING HIM UP. HE PROBABLY DID LOOK LIKE HE WAS INTOXICATED. NOW IF THEY HAD JUST BEEN WATCHING HIM WHEN HE WAS IN THERE, THEY WOULD HAVE NOTICED THAT SOMETHING WASN’T RIGHT, SOMETHING WASN’T ADDING UP.>>Reporter: INSTEAD OF SOBERING UP, THE VIDEO SHOWS RUEL’S CONDITION GETTING WORSE. 12 HOURS PASSED BEFORE ANYONE ENTERS HIS CELL TO PHYSICALLY CHECK ON HIM. THAT OFFICER POKES HIS HEAD IN FOR A FEW SECONDS.>>I COULDN’T WALK STRAIGHT, YOU KNOW, FROM MY LEFT SIDE AND I HAD TO CRAWL TO GET ANYPLACE.>>Reporter: 17 HOURS AFTER BEING LOCKED UP, ANOTHER OFFICER GOES IN, REALIZES THAT RUEL CAN’T STAND AND CALLS PARAMEDICS. A NEUROLOGIST REPORT SAYS THAT RUEL MAY HAVE SUFFERED AN INITIAL STROKE BEFORE HIS ARREST THAT COULD HAVE BEEN CONFUSED WITH INTOXICATION. AND THEN A MASSIVE ONE WHILE IN CUSTODY. ADDING THAT IT’S DIFFICULT TO SAY IF EARLY MEDICAL INTERVENTION WOULD HAVE HELPED. RCMP DISPUTE AND DENY ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT HAPPENED TO RUEL, SAYING THAT THERE WAS NO OBVIOUS SIGNS THAT HE WAS IN MEDICAL DISTRESS. BUT THIS EXPERT IN POLICING HIRED BY RUEL’S LAWYER SAYS THAT THE EVIDENCE STRONGLY SUGGESTS THAT THE OFFICERS IGNORED THEIR OWN OPERATING PROCEDURES.>>I THINK THAT THERE’S SOME MAJOR LAPSES HERE, BEGINNING WITH HOW MR. RUEL WAS CLASSIFIED AS A SEVERELY IMPAIRED PERSON. THEY KEPT WITH THAT ASSUMPTION FOR THE NEXT 18 HOURS. IN SPITE OF EVIDENCE THAT THERE’S A PERSON UNDERGOING A MEDICAL CRISIS.>>Reporter: THE RCMP’S OWN MANUALS REQUIRE OFFICERS TO LOOK FOR SIGNS OF DROWSINESS THAT MAY BE AN INDICATOR OF SERIOUS ILLNESS OR INJURY, INCLUDING STROKE. IF IN DOUBT, THE MANUAL READS, CALL FOR IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.>>I JUST THOUGHT, WELL, THIS IS IT, YOUR LIFE IS OVER. AND LITTLE DID I KNOW THAT IT REALLY WAS OVER TO A CERTAIN EXTENT. OKAY, I’M STILL BREATHING, BUT WHAT I KNOW OF MY LIFE BEFORE THIS IS GONE.>>Reporter: THE FORMER OFFSHORE DRILLING CONSULTANT WHO HAD NO PLANS TO RETIRE BEFORE HIS STROKE IS NOW HOPING THE LAWSUIT WILL HELP HIM TO PAY HIS BILLS, SAYING HE AND HIS WIFE OF 36 YEARS ARE STRUGGLING FINANCIALLY. ROSA MARCHITELLI, CBC NEWS, CALGARY.>>Ian: AND IF YOU HAVE A TIP FOR ROSA AND THE TEAM TO INVESTIGATE, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO [email protected]>>>THE U.S. PRESIDENT HAD QUITE THE MOMENT AT THE DAYTONA 500 NASCAR RACE TODAY, TAKING TO THE TRACK IN THE PRESIDENTIAL LIMO. BUT THE RACE THAT HE’S ACTUALLY FOCUSED ON IS IN NOVEMBER, WHILE HIS DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGERS WERE BUSY TRYING TO RUN EACH OTHER OFF THE ROAD. PAUL HUNTER SHOWS US MORE.>>WHAT AN ENTRANCE BY THE PRESIDENT –>>Reporter: THERE’S NO DENYING DONALD TRUMP KNOWS HIS AUDIENCE. FIRST A FLY-BY ABOVE THE 100,000 PEOPLE AT THE DAYTONA 500. AND THEN THESE WORDS –>>President Donald Trump: GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES.>>Reporter: BUT THERE WAS MORE. TRUMP’S VISIT ALSO INCLUDED A DRIVE AROUND INSIDE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL LIMOUSINE, WITH MILLIONS MORE WATCHING ON TV, KNOWING NASCAR FANS TEND TO VOTE REPUBLICAN. AND THIS WAS THE DAY AFTER TRUMP STAGED WHAT’S SAID TO BE THE BIGGEST FUNDRAISING DINNER IN U.S. HISTORY. $580,000 A COUPLE, RAISING SOME $10 MILLION FOR TRUMP’S BID AT RE-ELECTION. FOR DEMOCRATS, MEANWHILE, THAT OTHER RACE, THE ONE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE, IS NOW FOCUSED ON NEVADA WHERE EARLY VOTERS TURNED OUT THIS WEEKEND CASTING BALLOTS FOR NEXT WEEKEND’S STATE CAUCUS. WITH FORMER FRONT-RUNNER JOE BIDEN, CURRENT FRONT-RUNNER BERNIE SANDERS, AND THE REST ALL PUSHING FOR VOTES IN THEIR BATTLE TO TAKE ON TRUMP DIRECTLY. AS SANDERS PUT IT LAST NIGHT –>>DONALD TRUMP, YOU’RE GOING TO BE A ONE-TERM PRESIDENT. YOU’RE OUTTA HERE.>>Reporter: INDEED, DESPITE TRUMP’S BIG WEEKEND HE ALSO HIT A SPEED BUMP. FROM MORE THAN 1,000 FORMER OFFICIALS WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, A PUBLIC LETTER CALLING FOR THE RESIGNATION OF TRUMP ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR AFTER BARR LAST WEEK ACTED TO EASE A PRISON SENTENCE FOR TRUMP’S ALLY ROGER STONE. TRUMP HAD PRESSED FOR A LESSER SENTENCE. BARR TOOK STEPS TOWARDS THAT BUT DENIES THAT IT WAS ON TRUMP’S DIRECTIVE. THE LETTER CALLS THEIR BEHAVIOUR “A GRAVE THREAT TO THE FAIR ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE.” STILL NONE OF THAT SEEMED TO MATTER TODAY IN DAYTONA. “U.S.A.,” THEY CHANTED. PAUL HUNTER, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Ian: ANOTHER STORY THAT WE’RE WATCHING TONIGHT IS THE SO-CALLED BOMB CYCLONE ROARING ACROSS BRITAIN. STORM DENNIS HAS BATTERED THE COUNTRY WITH GALE-FORCE WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS. AUTHORITIES HAVE ISSUED HUNDREDS OF FLOOD WARNINGS. PICTURES SHOWED CARS BEING SWEPT AWAY AFTER ONE RIVER BROKE ITS BANKS. DENNIS HIT BARELY A WEEK AFTER STORM CIARA CAUSED SIMILAR DISRUPTIONS.>>OOPS, NOPE, DOES HE GOT IT? HE’LL GO AROUND. WILL HE GO AROUND? OH, MY GOODNESS, LOOK AT THIS!>>Ian: WOW, THE WEATHER FORCED DOZENS OF FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS, BUT NOT THIS ONE. AN AIRBUS STRUGGLING TO LAND AT LONDON’S HEATHROW AIRPORT AND FIGHTING A HEAVY CROSSWIND, THE PILOT COULDN’T QUITE STICK TO THE RUNWAY BUT STILL MANAGED TO GET THIS PLANE DOWN SAFELY.>>>TONIGHT BASEBALL FANS ARE FONDLY REMEMBERING ONE OF THE GREATS. TONY FERNANDEZ DIED AT AGE 57. HE HAD FOUR STINTS WITH THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS AND SET RECORDS THAT STILL STAND TODAY. BUT AS TALIA RICCI SHOWS US, HIS PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS ALSO SET HIM APART.>>AS A LITTLE BOY I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE SOMEBODY, I WANTED TO BE ANOTHER DOMINICAN STAR.>>Reporter: TONY FERNANDEZ WAS A FIVE-TIME ALL-STAR. HE PLAYED 12 SEASONS WITH THE BLUE JAYS, WON FOUR GOLD GLOVES, AND HELPED THE JAYS TO WIN A WORLD SERIES.>>TONY FERNANDEZ EMPTIES THE BASES.>>TONY FERNANDEZ WAS ONE OF THE FINEST PEOPLE THAT I EVER MET IN BASEBALL.>>Reporter: TONY FERNANDEZ IS EARNING A LONG LIST CAREER HIGHLIGHTS. HE’S THE BLUE JAYS’ ALL-TIME LEADER IN GAMES PLAYED AND PITCHES AND TRIPLES.>>I WAS THE GUY THAT WAS ALWAYS GIVING HIM A HARD TIME IF HE’D LET ME CATCH A BALL TODAY.>>Reporter: BUT THOSE WHO KNEW HIM SAY THAT THERE WAS SO MUCH TO LOVE ABOUT HIM OFF THE FIELD TOO. FERNANDEZ LEAVES BEHIND HIS WIFE AND FIVE CHILDREN. HE’D BEEN BATTLING KIDNEY DISEASE AND DIED FROM COMPLICATIONS AFTER A STROKE.>>WHAT HE DID ON THE FIELD WAS NOT FOR HIM, BUT FOR HIS FAMILY.>>Reporter: FERNANDEZ SPOKE OPENLY ABOUT GROWING UP IN POVERTY IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. HE SAID THAT HE FIRST LEARNED TO CATCH USING A MILK CARTON AS A GLOVE AND SOCKS AS A MAKESHIFT BASEBALL. HUMBLE BEGINNINGS THAT KEPT HIM GROUNDED.>>IT REALLY DIDN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH DOLLARS AND CENTS OR EGO OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. HE WAS JUST SORT OF PERFECTION DRIVEN.>>Reporter: A LOT OF BASEBALL HISTORY WAS MADE BY TONY FERNANDEZ RIGHT HERE. HE WAS ORIGINALLY SIGNED BY THE BLUE JAYS IN 1979 AT AGE 17. AND HE RETURNED IN TIME FOR THE 1993 WORLD SERIES WIN.>>HE’D BE FALLING DOWN AND THROWING IT RIGHT WHERE IT HAD TO GO. HE LOOKED LIKE HE WAS MOVING IN SLOW MOTION, RIGHT?>>Reporter: FERNANDEZ WON OVER FANS AND THE BASEBALL COMMUNITY WITH HIS KIND SPIRIT AND LOVE FOR THE GAME.>>I THINK THAT’S WHY KIDS LIKED HIM, BECAUSE HE WAS SO ENTHUSIASTIC AND BROUGHT SO MUCH JOY TO THE GAME.>>HE’S A STAR IN THE SKY.>>Reporter: TALIA RICCI, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Ian: HOT ON THE HEELS OF BREAKING THE GOAL-SCORING RECORD FOR INTERNATIONAL SOCCER, CHRISTINE SINCLAIR HAS ANOTHER GOAL IN MIND.>>I’M NOT GOING TO LIE, I’D LIKE A GOLD MEDAL.>>Ian: NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL,” I TALK TO CANADA’S GREATEST SOCCER PLAYER OF ALL TIME ABOUT HOW SHE’S PREPPING FOR TOKYO AND WHO SHE REALLY WANTS TO BEAT ON THE PITCH.>>>AND A LIFE IN HOCKEY AFTER HOCKEY. HOW PAUL BISSONNETTE WENT FROM NHL TOUGH GUY TO THE HOST OF A WILDLY POPULAR PODCAST THAT IS CHANGING THE GAME.>>>AND –>>SO I THOUGHT WHY NOT OKOTOKS.>>Ian: THE ALBERTA TOWN SELLING ITSELF AS A ROYAL DESTINATION. WE’RE BACK RIGHT AFTER THIS. (*)>>WE HAVE RECEIVED FROM W.H.O. IS THAT THERE’S NO CASE FOR ANY CONTINGENCY PLANS OF CANCELLING THE GAMES OR MOVING THE GAMES.>>Ian: WITH JUST FIVE MONTHS TO GO, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE CONFIRMED THIS WEEK THAT THE TOKYO GAMES MUST GO ON. THIS DESPITE THE ONGOING FEARS OF A GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK AND THE HIGH NUMBER OF ATHLETES AND VISITORS COMING IN FROM AROUND THE WORLD. STILL, THERE’S NO WAY TO KNOW THE STATE OF THE OUTBREAK COME JULY, AND THAT HAS SOME IN JAPAN WORRIED ABOUT THE POTENTIAL IMPACT. CHRIS BROWN IS THERE.>>Reporter: SOON THE JAPANESE LEAGUE GAMES WILL MAKE WAY FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES AT THE STADIUM ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOKYO. AND HOPEFULLY THE CORONAVIRUS WON’T SPOIL THE COMPETITION.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: I SAW ON THE NEWS THAT THERE WAS A POSSIBILITY SPECTATORS WOULD NOT COME FOR THE OLYMPICS, SHE TOLD US. ALREADY THE MORE THAN 200 CASES FROM THE QUARANTINED CRUISE SHIP IN YOKOHAMA HAS SOME COUNTRIES, INCLUDING SOUTH KOREA, TELLING THEIR CITIZENS TO AVOID JAPAN. BUT THIS FOOD VENDOR TOLD US THAT FOREIGN VISITORS REALLY HAVE NOTHING TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: JAPANESE PEOPLE ARE VERY CLEAN AND CAREFUL ABOUT DISINFECTING, HE SAYS. I THINK THAT THE SAME THING WILL HAPPEN DURING THE OLYMPICS. AT THIS POINT THE OLYMPIC MOMENTUM DOES APPEAR TO BE UNSTOPPABLE, WITH NEW VENUES SUCH AS FOR TENNIS AND B.M.X. COMPETITIONS OPENING UP BY THE WEEK. STILL, OLYMPIC ORGANIZERS HAVE HAD TO SCRAMBLE TO MAKE BACK-UP PLANS. EVEN IN A BEST CASE SCENARIO, THE CORONAVIRUS COULD LAST SEVERAL MOMENTS. SO HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS HERE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW ATHLETES MIGHT BE SCREENED AND HOW QUALIFYING EVENTS MIGHT BE AFFECTED AND HOW TO REASSURE THE INTERNATIONAL VISITORS THAT IT’S STILL SAFE TO VISIT JAPAN.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: THE TOKYO GAME’S PRESIDENT SAYS THAT HIS OFFICIALS HAVE STRUCK A TASK FORCE TO TRACK VIRUS RELATED ISSUES. AND THIS VETERAN CANADIAN OLYMPIC WATCHER SUSPECTS THAT ITS WORK WILL BE HANDLING CROWDS, ESPECIALLY IN THE LARGE VENUES.>>WE HAVE ALWAYS SCREENED PEOPLE FROM A SECURITY PERSPECTIVE. I SUSPECT WITH WE START SEEING MORE AROUND HEALTH SCREENING AS WELL. SO ARE PEOPLE WEARING MASKS? WILL THEY BE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS?>>Reporter: ONE THING THAT SHE SAYS THAT THE I.O.C. IS UNLIKELY TO DO IS TO REDUCE OLYMPIC TICKET SALES. AFTER ALL, THE WHOLE IDEA IS TO GET AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE CELEBRATING THEIR ATHLETES, EVEN IF THEY HAVE TO DO IT WEARING A FACE MASK. CHRIS BROWN, CBC NEWS, TOKYO.>>Ian: CANADA’S WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM HAS HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR THE TOKYO OLYMPICS, LED BY THEIR CAPTAIN CHRISTINE SINCLAIR. NOW SHE WOULD PROBABLY PREFER THAT WE TALK ABOUT HER TEAM, BUT AT THE RISK OF MAKING HER UNCOMFORTABLE, WE WANT TO FOCUS FOR A MOMENT ON HER AND HER RECORD-SETTING ACHIEVEMENT.>>CHRISTINE SINCLAIR –>>CHRISTINE SINCLAIR, SO VERY PROUD OF YOU. THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE JOY THAT YOU HAVE BROUGHT US.>>CONGRATS, CHRISTINE. THE GREATEST SCORER OF ALL TIME.>>CONGRATULATIONS ON BREAKING THE ALL-TIME INTERNATIONAL GOALS RECORD. WHAT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT.>>BRILLIANT!>>Ian: WHEN IT COMES TO SOCCER YOU DON’T OFTEN HEAR CANADA AND BEST IN THE WORLD IN THE SAME SENTENCE, EXCEPT WHEN IT COMES TO CHRISTINE SINCLAIR. AS YOU MAY HEARD, THE CAPTAIN OF CANADA’S NATIONAL TEAM HAS SCORED THE MOST GOALS IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION BY ANY PLAYER FROM ANY COUNTRY.>>CHRISTINE SINCLAIR, SHE JUST BROKE THE RECORD!>>Ian: AND SHE’S BEEN DOING IT FOR THE BETTER PART OF TWO DECADES, PUSHING THROUGH THE LOWS TO UNPRECEDENTED HIGHS FOR A CANADIAN TEAM ON HER WAY TO GOAL 185. OFF THE FIELD, THE BURNABY NATIVE REMAINS UNCOMFORTABLE WITH ALL OF THE ATTENTION. BUT DEEPLY AWARE OF HER RESPONSIBILITY ON AND OFF THE PITCH. I SPOKE WITH SINCLAIR AT FITTINGLY B.C.’S SPORTS HALL OF FAME. ABOUT THAT GOAL AND THE BIG CHALLENGE AHEAD. I’M GOING TO ASK YOU ABOUT 185.>>OKAY.>>Ian: THE QUESTION — I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE ANSWERED IT A MILLION TIMES BEFORE, BUT WHAT DID IT MEAN TO YOU?>>OBVIOUSLY, VERY SPECIAL AND A MOMENT THAT I’LL NEVER FORGET. OBVIOUSLY, SOMETHING THAT’S BEEN SORT OF WEIGHING ON ME FOR PROBABLY THE PAST YEAR, YEAR AND A HALF, AS THE GOALS HAVE TICKED AWAY AND I KNEW THAT IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN AND IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF WHEN.>>CHRISTINE SINCLAIR, SHE JUST BROKE THE RECORD!>>BUT TO BE ABLE TO DO IT WITH MY TEAMMATES IN A QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT, PRETTY SPECIAL. AND THEN WE WENT ON TO QUALIFY FOR THE OLYMPICS. A SUCCESSFUL TOURNAMENT.>>Ian: YOU GET A CHANCE TO TAKE A BREATH AT ALL AND STEP BACK AND SEE HOW THE WORLD REACTED TO IT? BECAUSE, REALLY, PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE SAID AMAZING THINGS. DID YOU SEE THAT?>>I’M NOT A BIG SOCIAL MEDIA PERSON. I GAVE MYSELF A LITTLE BIT OF TIME AFTER THE GAME TO JUST SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON AND, YEAH, I HEARD FROM SOME REMARKABLE PEOPLE. LIKE BILLIE JEAN KING AND OUR PRIME MINISTER. AND THEN, OBVIOUSLY, LIKE JUST PAST TEAMMATES AND OPPONENTS. ALL WITH VERY NICE THINGS TO SAY. IT WAS A LITTLE OVERWHELMING.>>Ian: AND I LOOKED AT BILLIE JEAN KING’S TWITTER ACCOUNT AND SHE TALKED ABOUT HANK AARON AND SHE TALKED ABOUT ARTHUR ASH AND AT TIMES ABOUT ELTON JOHN — AND YOU. LIKE –>>RIGHT. I DON’T KNOW WHAT SHE’S DOING. [laughter]>>Ian: SHE’S THINKING ABOUT YOU. AND SO SOME OF THE STAR U.S. PLAYERS WERE THINKING ABOUT YOU TOO. AND THEY REACTED TO BILLIE JEAN’S TWEETS AND THAT WAS PRETTY COOL. SPEAKING OF THE AMERICANS, LIKE, YOU THINK ABOUT THE U.S. TEAM OFTEN? AND DO YOU THINK ABOUT CANADA PLAYING THE U.S. PERHAPS IN TOKYO?>>WELL, I MEAN, THEY’RE THE NUMBER ONE TEAM IN THE WORLD AND THEY HAVE BEEN FOR A LONG TIME. AND THEY’RE THERE FOR A REASON. SO, YEAH, IF WE WANT TO REACH OUR ULTIMATE GOAL, WHICH IS TO GET ON TOP OF THE PODIUM IN TOKYO, WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO BEAT THEM. AND WE JUST HAVE TO BE AT OUR ABSOLUTE BEST. THEY’RE THE TYPE OF TEAM THAT TAKES ADVANTAGE OF ANY MISTAKE THAT YOU MAKE, BUT THEY’RE BEATABLE. THEY’RE NOT UNTOUCHABLE. I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE REALISED RECENTLY THAT WE’RE RIGHT THERE. THEY’RE NOT UNTOUCHABLE.>>Ian: AND FOR YOU, WHAT IS SUCCESS IN TOKYO? WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE?>>SOMETHING BETTER THAN A BRONZE.>>Ian: BECAUSE YOU HAVE ONE.>>A COUPLE OF THOSE. I THINK THAT SUCCESS IS JUST HAVING OUR TEAM PEAKING INDIVIDUALLY, COLLECTIVELY AND WHEN WE DO THAT WE’RE CAPABLE OF ANYTHING. I’M NOT GOING TO LIE, I’D LIKE A GOLD MEDAL.>>Ian: FAIR ENOUGH, YOU’RE ALLOWED TO SAY THAT. YOU KNOW, AT THE EVENT THAT WE’RE AT TODAY THERE’S A LOT OF YOUNG WOMEN, GIRLS BASICALLY ON THE TEAM. AND YOU WERE SAYING THAT MAYBE YOUR BIGGEST GOAL IS TO INSPIRE THEM, NOT JUST IN SOCCER, BUT BEYOND?>>YEAH, I MEAN, I HAVE A UNIQUE ROLE AND A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY WITH WHERE SOCCER HAS TAKEN ME TO HELP INSPIRE, ESPECIALLY YOUNG GIRLS, TO DREAM THOSE CRAZY WILD DREAMS. JUST TO DREAM THEM, PUT IN THE WORK, AND, ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.>>Ian: LAST QUESTION — BEYOND THE ROLE MODEL THAT YOU ARE FOR THEM, BEYOND WHAT SOCCER CAN DO FOR THEM, WHAT DO WE ALL HAVE TO DO YOU THINK IN CANADA TO ENCOURAGE MORE YOUNG WOMEN TO PLAY SOCCER AT A HIGHER LEVEL?>>OPPORTUNITIES. YEAH, THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE THERE FOR EVERY YOUNG BOY NEED TO BE THE EXACT SAME FOR EVERY YOUNG GIRL. WHEN I’M DONE PLAYING MAYBE THAT’S MY NEXT JOB.>>Ian: A PLEASURE TO MEET YOU AND TALK TO YOU.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU.>>Ian: NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL,” BEHIND THE SCENES OF “SPITTIN CHICLETS.”>>WE TRY TO LET PEOPLE INSIDE OF THE LOCKER ROOM AND I THINK THEY APPRECIATE THAT.>>Ian: HOW PAUL BISSONNETTE WENT FROM HOCKEY PLAYER TO WILDLY SUCCESSFUL PODCASTER WHO IS CHANGING THE RULES WHEN IT COMES TO TALKING ABOUT HIS GAME. THAT’S NEXT. (*)>>Ian: IT’S NOT OFTEN THAT A PLAYER FINDS GREATER FAME AND MORE INFLUENCE IN HOCKEY AFTER RETIRING. AND IT’S LIKELY THAT NO ONE HAS DONE THAT QUITE THE WAY THAT PAUL BISSONNETTE HAS. HE’S COLOURFUL, CONTROVERSIAL AND HE EMBRACES NEW MEDIA. THE PODCAST HE CO-HOSTS “SPITTIN CHICLETS” CAN BE COARSE AND CANDID. AND THERE’S NO QUESTIONING ITS POPULARITY. I WENT TO PHOENIX TO TALK TO BISSONNETTE ABOUT HIS UNUSUAL PATH TO STARDOM. THE FACEOFF IN PHOENIX IS JUST A FEW MINUTES AWAY AND PAUL BISSONNETTE IS GETTING HIS GAME FACE ON.>>FOLLOW ME. I’M A SMALL-TOWN CANADIAN BOY WHO GREW UP PLAYING HOCKEY AND I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO TRANSITION MY GAME FROM DEFENCE TO FORWARD AND CARVE OUT A FIVE-YEAR NHL CAREER, WHERE I SPENT A LOT OF TIME MOSTLY FIGHTING AND SITTING ON THE BENCH. AND MOST OF THE TIME ACTUALLY IN THE PRESS BOX. WHAT’S UP? I GET A LITTLE BIT OF SOCIAL ANXIETY WITH A CAMERA FOLLOWING ME AROUND. OH, OVER HERE. I DON’T REALLY KNOW WHERE WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE SITTING. OH, WE’RE OVER HERE. THIS IS OUR LITTLE THEME UP HERE.>>Ian: THE PRESS BOX IS WHERE HE’S HEADED TONIGHT. THE HOMETOWN RADIO BROADCAST FOR THE ARIZONA COYOTES.>>RARELY DO I MISS PLAYING. I MISS THE ATMOSPHERE IN THE LOCKER ROOM AND NOW I’VE GOT THE PODCAST. THAT’S THE ONLY THING THAT I REALLY MISS. I NEVER REALLY GOT TO PLAY WHEN I WAS PLAYING. I WAS UP HERE DURING GAMES.>>FIRST GAME BACK…>>Ian: AND WHEN HE DID GET ON THE ICE HE WAS DOING THIS. IF YOU SEARCH FOR VIDEOS OF BISSONNETTE PLAYING HOCKEY, IT’S FIGHTS, NOT GOALS THAT YOU WILL FIND. IT’S HOW HE GOT HIS NICKNAME “BIZ-NASTY.” WHILE HIS CAREER MIGHT HAVE BEEN UNREMARKABLE, HIS SELF-MADE MULTIMEDIA SUCCESS SINCE THEN, INCLUDING A TWITTER FOLLOWING OF MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE, ISN’T JUST UNUSUAL IN HOCKEY, IT MAY BE UNIQUE. BISSONNETTE IS WILLING TO USE HIS CHARM, HIS HUMOUR AND, WELL, ANYTHING ELSE TO BUILD HIS POST-HOCKEY CAREER.>>IN THAT LAST OFF-SEASON, I GOT LEFT KNEE SURGERY, ACL AND MCL. AND BEFORE I EVEN REALLY HEALED UP I STARTED THAT FILM PROJECT, CALLED “BIZ DOES B.C..” NOW IT WASN’T ANYTHING EARTH-SHATTERING. IT WAS VERY SILLY WHEN I IMPLEMENTED IN OTHER NHLers, HAD THEM ACTING IN THIS SILLY SCRIPT THEY KNEW NOTHING ABOUT AND IT KIND OF ALL CAME TOGETHER.>>ONE MORE THING THOUGH, CAN YOU STOP WEARING THAT SPEEDO, MAN, THAT’S DISGUSTING. NO ONE WANTS TO SEE THAT.>>BUT IT TAUGHT ME HOW TO GET COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. AND EVEN THROUGHOUT THAT AND THE PROCESS OF FILMING THAT, MY ACTING — I’M A D-LIST ACTOR HERE, YOU KNOW, CONTENT — I GOT BETTER. AND THERE’S NOT A LOT OF GUYS WHO TRANSITIONED OUT OF HOCKEY TO KIND OF DO THEIR OWN THING AND THEIR OWN SILLY VIDEOS.>>NOT ANOTHER ONE.>>SHUT UP, CONNOR.>>AND IMPLEMENT THEIR OWN HUMOUR WHERE I WAS SO NERVOUS AND ANXIOUS THAT I WAS LIKE I JUST NEED TO MOVE. I NEED TO DO ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT THINGS AND FIGURE OUT WHAT I’M GOOD AT AND IT’S LED TO WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.>>THEY’VE STILL GOT THREE MORE GAMES AGAINST VANCOUVER…>>Ian: ALONG WITH RADIO HE DOES LOCAL TELEVISION FOR THE COYOTES BUT HE SAYS THIS IS NOT THE BEST FIT FOR HIM.>>I SOON FOUND OUT THAT IT’S SO HARD TO BE A POLISHED BROADCASTER WHERE I’M DELIVERING EVERYTHING. BECAUSE OF HOW I TALK IS THAT I SWEAR AND YOU LISTEN TO THE PODCAST, RIGHT. AND SO I’M ABLE TO NOW DO WHAT I LOVE ON THE PODCAST BECAUSE I DON’T NEED THAT EXTRA SECOND FILTER.>>HELLO, EVERYBODY. LET’S SAY HI TO THE BOYS. THERE’S NASTY, PAUL BISSONNETTE, THE CELEBRITY AND THE JOHN LENNON OF THE CREW.>>OH, GET THE [BLEEP] OUT OF HERE.>>Ian: THE PODCAST IS CALLED “SPITTIN CHICLETS”, HOCKEY SLANG FOR LOSING TEETH IN A GAME. TWICE A WEEK BISSONNETTE AND HIS TWO CO-HOSTS TALK HOCKEY, AND, WELL, PRETTY WELL ANYTHING ELSE.>>MARIO USED TO CLEAN UP –>>WE’RE NOT EXTREMELY POLISHED, WE’RE FAIRLY OPINIONATED AND WE’RE A LITTLE BIT VULGAR AND TALK ABOUT STUFF THAT SOME PEOPLE WOULDN’T BE DOWN WITH, BUT ALL IN ALL WE’RE JUST HAVING A GOOD TIME.>>Ian: NOT EXTREMELY POLISHED BUT EXTRAORDINARILY POPULAR. IT’S REGULARLY ONE OF THE TOP FIVE PODCASTS IN CANADA. AND EVEN IN THE HUGE U.S. MARKET IT’S IN THE TOP 150.>>YOU’VE GOT TO –>>STILL THE FUCKING BEST BARGAIN OFF AN ENTRY LEVEL CONTRACT IN THE ENTIRE LEAGUE.>>Ian: IT’S FAMOUS FOR INTERVIEWS, FROM THE CURRENT STARS TO FORMER MINOR LEAGUERS AND YOU WON’T HEAR ANY CLICHES, NO TAKING IT ONE GAME AT A TIME.>>ANY STEROID USE?>>I HAVE NO PROBLEM TALKING ABOUT MY STEROID USE.>>ALL RIGHT, LET’S GO.>>Ian: AS YOU CAN SEE IN THIS VIDEO, PLAYERS ARE RELAXED AND THEY’RE CANDID. LIKE CONNOR McDAVID TALKING ABOUT WHEN SOME PEOPLE IN EDMONTON HARASSED HIM AND HIS PARENTS.>>I SEEN THEM IN THE RESTAURANT AND THEY’RE FOLLOWING US AND SAYING A BUNCH OF STUFF. I’M WALKING BY AND I SAW MY DAD LOOK OVER. HE’S FUMING AND I’M LIKE, NO, NO, LET’S GET OUT OF HERE. HE DOESN’T REALIZE THAT THEY ALL HAVE THEIR PHONES OUT AND EVERYONE HAS THEIR PHONE OUT THESE DAYS, RIGHT?>>WE TRY TO LET PEOPLE INSIDE OF THE LOCKER ROOM AND MAYBE THE MENTAL STATE THAT SOME OF THESE PLAYERS ARE IN WHEN MAKING DECISIONS ON AND OFF THE ICE. YOU KNOW, WE’RE VERY SYMPATHETIC TO THEM. I THINK THAT THEY APPRECIATE THAT. I THINK THAT IS WHY THEY COME ON AND THEY FEEL COMFORTABLE MAYBE ELABORATING ON STORIES FROM BEHIND THE SCENES, OR EVEN SITUATIONS THAT HAPPENED OUT ON THE ICE. I WOULD SAY THAT OUR MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TO GROW THE GAME AND TO SHOW PEOPLE THESE GUYS’ PERSONALITIES, THEY’RE JUST LIKE YOU AND I, YOU KNOW. IT’S PRETTY COOL.>>Ian: LIKE YOU AND I, BUT THEY’RE LIVING THE DREAM. UNLIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE.>>AND PROBABLY MAKING $10 MILLION A YEAR GETTING TO PUT A RUBBER PUCK IN A NET.>>Ian: BUT THE PODCAST POPULARITY MAY COME WITH A PRICE. WHEN RETIRED PLAYER BRENT SOPEL SAID ON “CHICLETS” THAT HIS COACH MARK CRAWFORD HAD KICKED AND CHOKED HIM, IT LED TO CRAWFORD BEING SUSPENDED. SOMETHING THAT SOPEL SAID THAT HE NEVER INTENDED. AND JUST FOUR DAYS AGO, HALL OF FAMER JEREMY ROENICK WAS FIRED FROM NBC AFTER HE JOKED ON THE PODCAST ABOUT SEX WITH A CO-WORKER. BUT BISSONNETTE SITS DOWN IN HIS PHOENIX APARTMENT TO RECORD THE PODCAST, HE MAY FEEL THAT HE’S BACK IN THE LOCKER ROOM BUT REALIZES WHAT HE SAYS HERE COULD MAKE HEADLINES.>>I PERSONALLY DON’T LIKE THE ADDED PRESSURE OF MAYBE NOW SOME PEOPLE HANGING ON OUR EVERY WORD. I, YOU KNOW, I’M JUST SOME CLOWN WHO HAS AN OPINION. AND I THINK THAT THE FIGHTING ASPECT OF IT AND, THE COACHING ISSUE AT THE START OF THE SEASON, THERE ARE SOME INTENSE SUBJECTS THAT WE DO HAVE TO CHIME IN ON. AND, YOU KNOW, I GUESS THAT IT’S HARD SEEING SOME OF THE REPLIES OF THE PEOPLE THAT DISAGREE WITH YOU, BUT ALL IN ALL AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, WE JUST KIND OF WANT TO FLY UNDER THE RADAR AND JUST DO OUR THING. [Cheers and Applause]>>Ian: AS FOR BISSONNETTE, DOING HIS THING MEANS CONSTANTLY BUILDING HIS BRAND. HE SECURED DEALS WITH AMERICAN EXPRESS AND MCDONALD’S. THE PROFESSIONAL LACROSSE TEAM IN VANCOUVER, THE WARRIORS, BROUGHT HIM IN TO BOOST THEIR PROFILE, MAKING A BIZ-NASTY VIDEO.>>LOOK AT ME. I’M THE CAPTAIN NOW.>>Ian: AND SETTING UP A POST-GAME MEET-AND-GREET WHERE THE FANS GAVE HIM A ROCK STAR RECEPTION.>>WHAT’S THE NUMBER ONE JOKE? YOU GUYS ARE FIRST. WHAT’S THE NUMBER ONE JOKE?>>Ian: WHILE BISSONNETTE LOOKS SO COMFORTABLE WITH CROWDS, HE SAYS THAT HE STRUGGLES WITH ANXIETY AND THE LINGERING EFFECTS OF HEAD TRAUMA FROM ALL OF THOSE FIGHTS. AND SO BEFORE TAPING THE PODCAST, A LITTLE CANNABIS SELF-MEDICATION TO SETTLE HIS NERVES AND GET INTO THE ZONE. THE UNFILTERED, UNPREDICTABLE BIZ-NASTY THAT HAS MADE THE PODCAST SO POPULAR.>>LISTEN, GUYS, I WEAR A CERTAIN STYLE AND IT’S MY STYLE. IF YOU AIN’T DOWN WITH, IT I DON’T REALLY GIVE A [BLEEP] BECAUSE MOSTLY THE GUYS TRIPPING ME ON THERE ARE THE GUYS WEARING THOSE WITH THE WHITE LACES IN IT.>>Ian: HE BRACES HIMSELF FOR A LITTLE BLOWBACK ON SOCIAL MEDIA.>>I HAVE AN AGGRESSIVE SENSE OF HUMOUR. I’M NOT GOING TO APOLOGISE FOR THAT. AND THERE IS STILL A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE, SPECIFICALLY IN CANADA WHERE A LOT OF MY AUDIENCE IS, THAT ENJOY THAT. AND THEY DON’T WANT TO BE SHAMED FOR LIKING THAT TYPE OF HUMOUR. I DON’T THINK THAT WE’RE BAD PEOPLE. WE JUST FLIRT WITH THAT LINE A LITTLE BIT.>>Ian: BISSONNETTE CAN BE A POLARIZING FIGURE AND YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THAT THIS WEEKEND. AN EXCHANGE OF SHARPLY WORDED TWEETS BETWEEN HIM AND A FORMER MINOR LEAGUE TEAMMATE DAN CARCILLO WHO WE HAVE ALSO FEATURED HERE ON “THE NATIONAL.” CARCILLO IS OUTSPOKEN ABOUT BULLYING AND HEAD TRAUMA. THE SOCIAL MEDIA DISPUTE SHOWS ANOTHER SIDE OF THE TWO RETIRED PLAYERS, STILL WILLING TO TAKE ON A FIGHT AND RELUCTANT TO BACK DOWN.>>>NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>THE NEWEST TREND IN CASUAL DINING THAT BUSINESS OWNERS ARE HOPING THAT WILL GET SHOPPERS INTO MALLS. BUT FIRST… (*)>>>”IN CASE YOU MISSED IT,” A TOWN IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA IS TRYING TO WOO THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX, BUT NOT JUST FOR A VISIT. OKOTOKS WANTS HARRY AND MEGHAN TO MAKE IT THEIR HOME. THE TOWN COUNCIL EVEN SENT AN INVITATION TO BUCKINGHAM PALACE HOPING THAT THE QUEEN CAN HELP TO RELAY THE MESSAGE.>>I THINK THAT IT’S FANTASTIC THEY WOULD CONSIDER MOVING TO CANADA. SO I THOUGHT WHY NOT OKOTOKS. BECAUSE THERE’S A NUMBER OF THINGS TO DO IN OKOTOKS.>>WE HAVE A PRIVATE LAKE AND WE HAVE GREAT WALKING TRAILS. WE HAVE ALL OF THE AMENITIES AS FAR AS SHOPPING IS CONCERNED. AND WE’RE ALSO STILL CLOSE ENOUGH TO CALGARY IF NEED BE.>>Ian: BUT DON’T EXPECT ANY ROYAL TREATMENT FROM THESE RESIDENTS.>>[indiscernible]>>Ian: AND, LOOK, WE KNOW THAT THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF SPECULATION AROUND WHERE THE COUPLE WILL SETTLE DOWN, BUT OKOTOKS IS STILL MAKING ITS PITCH.>>TO PUT ROOTS DOWN IN THE ONLY COMMUNITY IN CANADA WITH TWO OKs IN ITS NAME, I VOTE FOR OKOTOKS.>>Ian: OKAY, THERE’S NO ARGUING WITH THAT.>>Ian: A SCENE LIKE THIS MIGHT BE COMING TO A MALL NEAR YOU. DEFINITELY A CUT ABOVE YOUR AVERAGE FOOD COURT. IN THE AGE OF e-COMMERCE, CANADA’S RETAIL DEVELOPERS ARE TRYING TO FIND NEW WAYS TO LURE CUSTOMERS BY APPEALING FIRST TO THEIR EYES AND THEN TO THEIR APPETITES. THAT’S A EUROPEAN-STYLE FOOD HALL, GOURMET DESTINATIONS WITH INDEPENDENT SELLERS. SEVERAL HAVE ALREADY OPENED ACROSS THE COUNTRY. AND AS DIANNE BUCKNER EXPLAINS, MORE ARE BEING PLANNED.>>Reporter: ON A WINTRY FRIDAY NIGHT IN WINNIPEG –>>WELCOME, WELCOME.>>Reporter: THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE NEW HARGRAVE STREET MARKET. A CRAFT BREWERY, TACOS, PIZZA, RAMEN, ALL SUPPLIED BY LOCAL VENDORS. THIS IS A FOOD HALL.>>IT IS QUITE DISTINCT IN OUR VIEW. WE WILL CALL IT A FOOD COURT. AND IT IS ON TREND, OR ON POINT IN TERMS OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN CULINARY FOOD OFFERINGS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND IN NORTH AMERICA.>>HAVING LOCAL IS AWESOME BECAUSE IT’S LOCAL BUSINESSES AND EVERYTHING GOES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, WHICH IS NICE.>>OUR VISION FOR IT IS AN OPEN FOOD MARKET –>>Reporter: IN TORONTO, JONATHAN GITLAN SPEAKS FOR A CONSORTIUM THAT IS BUILDING A GIANT OFFICE AND RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX. THAT INCLUDES AN 80,000-FOOT FOOD HALL. “THE WILL” WILL FEATURE DOZENS OF VENDORS, MANY WITH OPEN KITCHENS, SHOWING OFF CHEFS AT WORK.>>THERE’S A LOT OF THEATRICS AROUND IT, AND PEOPLE ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE, OF NOT JUST CONSUMING FOOD, BUT TO SPECTATE IT, TO WATCH IT BEING MADE.>>Reporter: HE SAYS THAT MILLENNIALS ARE DRIVING THE TRADE.>>THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT THEY’RE FAR MORE WILLING TO SPEND DISPOSABLE INCOME ON EXPERIENCES THAN ACTUAL HARD GOODS. WHAT ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE SPENDING THEIR TIME ON? THE EXPERIENCE OF FOOD.>>Reporter: STILL, PLENTY OF CANADIANS ENJOY EATING AT FAMILIAR REASONABLY-PRICED NATIONAL CHAINS. BUT WITH FANCY NEW FOOD HALLS IN MONTRÉAL, OTTAWA, AND CALGARY, AND THREE PLANNED FOR VANCOUVER, WHAT’S BEHIND THE PHENOMENON? ONE FACTOR? PROPERTY DEVELOPERS LIKE THE ONES BEHIND A NEW 50,000-SQUARE-FOOT FOOD DESTINATION IN TORONTO, SAY THAT IT’S A STRATEGY THAT MALLS ARE USING TO LURE BACK CUSTOMERS LOST TO ONLINE SHOPPING.>>A LOT OF THE PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN SHOPPING CENTRES TODAY ARE BEING HIT BY E-COMMERCE. IT’S REALLY DIFFICULT TO DO THAT WITH HOSPITALITY AND FOOD AND FOOD RETAILING.>>Reporter: HE SAYS THAT MANY MALLS ARE OVERWEIGHTED WITH FASHION RETAILERS. A SHIFT IS ON TOWARDS CUSTOMIZED CUISINE. BUT CAN CANADIANS AFFORD THE HIGH-END OFFERINGS FEATURED IN MOST FOOD HALLS?>>SO REALLY IT’S A CHOICE OF THE CONSUMER WHERE THEY WANT TO SPEND THEIR MONEY AND HOW THEY WANT TO GO THROUGH THE PRICE PERSPECTIVE.>>I WOULD EXPECT THAT YOU WOULD SEE THESE SORT OF THINGS EVOLVE IN GENTRIFIED AREAS AND URBAN CENTRES AND IN THE DOWNTOWN CORES OF MANY CITIES IN CANADA.>>Reporter: EITHER WAY, CONSUMERS ARE SURE TO HAVE MORE OPTIONS. DIANNE BUCKNER, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Ian: NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL,” AN INVITATION TO THE SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS AFTER A HEARTWARMING RESPONSE TO A TWEET.>>IT IS INCREDIBLE. YOU KNOW, TO THINK, WHAT, 24 HOURS AGO WE WERE JUST WATCHING IT ON TV AND HAD A THOUGHT AND ALL OF A SUDDEN WE ARE ALL HERE.>>Ian: THE UNIFYING POWER OF SPORT AND SOCIAL MEDIA IN OUR “MOMENT.” (*) (*)>>Ian: THE SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS KICKED OFF THIS WEEKEND IN MOOSE JAW, SASKATCHEWAN. THE POPULAR EVENT IS THE TICKET TO THE UPCOMING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. AND FOR CANADIAN FANS IT’S A CHANCE TO CHEER ON THEIR TEAMS UPCLOSE. BUT ONE YOUNG FAN DIDN’T THINK THAT HE’D GET A CHANCE TO DO THAT. RYLAN HAS A RARE FORM OF EPILEPSY AND HE LOVES CHEERING SO MUCH, THAT HIS STEP-DAD DIDN’T THINK THAT HE’D BE WELCOME. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT IS TONIGHT’S “MOMENT.” (*)>>I STARTED YESTERDAY WITH THE>>I STARTED YESTERDAY WITH THE TWEETS. I HAD A TWEET OF RYLAND CHEERING THE CURLING AND I SAID SOMETHING ABOUT BRINGING HIM OUT, WORRIED ABOUT THE FACT THAT HE TENDS TO CHEER AND I KNOW THAT SOME OF THE SEASONED FANS, WHEN THEY CHEER AT THE WRONG TIME, THEY MIGHT GET UPSET. BUT THE RESPONSE TO THAT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. EVERYBODY SAID, NO, GET HIM OUT HERE, AND GET HIM CHEERING. IT WAS OVERWHELMING. AND THEY RESPONDED AND SAID, BRING HIM! AND NEXT THING WE KNEW THEY HAD OFFERED US TWO TICKETS TO COME DOWN AND TO SEE THEM. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT? PRETTY INCREDIBLE, ISN’T IT? HE’S QUIET NOW BUT WHEN HE GOT HERE HE WAS JUST WATCHING THE ICE AND CHEERING AND CLAPPING. IT IS INCREDIBLE TO THINK, WHAT, 24 HOURS AGO WE WERE JUST WATCHING IT ON TV AND HAD A THOUGHT AND ALL OF A SUDDEN RYLAN AND HIS MOM AND I ARE ALL HERE.>>Ian: SO LOTS OF GREAT THINGS ABOUT THAT “MOMENT.” A BRIEF SHOUTOUT FOR MY COLLEAGUE AND FRIEND DEVIN HEROUX. WE CAUGHT A GLIMPSE OF HIM THERE. HIS TWEET HELPED TO SET UP THAT MEETING. IF YOU’RE NOT ABLE TO GET TO THE TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS OR NOT A CURLING FAN, FOLLOW DEVIN ON TWITTER. BECAUSE IT IS FANTASTIC. IT FEELS THAT YOU ARE THERE WATCHING EVERYTHING. AND YOU WILL BECOME A FAN I THINK.>>>ALL RIGHT, THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16th. GOODNIGHT. (*)