The National for Monday, March 2 — Concerns about coronavirus screening in Canada

The National for Monday, March 2 — Concerns about coronavirus screening in Canada


>>Adrienne: GOOD EVENING. I’M ADRIENNE ARSENAULT. ANDREW IS AWAY. WE GO TO THE BIGGEST CORONAVIRUS CLUSTER IN NORTH AMERICA, NOT FAR FROM THE CANADIAN BORDER.>>WE’RE TAKING THIS SITUATION EXTREMELY SERIOUSLY.>>Adrienne: SIX DEATHS IN THREE DAYS NEAR SEATTLE BUT MORE CONCERNING, THE VIRUS IS SPREADING THROUGH THE COMMUNITY. PU[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Adrienne: CANDIDATES DROP OUT AHEAD OF SUPER TUESDAY, BUT IS IT ENOUGH TO CHANGE THE RACE?>>Adrienne: DESPERATE AND VULNERABLE.>>ALL WE WANT IS THAT BABY.>>Adrienne: PEOPLE USING SURROGATES FEEL THEY’RE BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF. AND A SMALL MARITIME VILLAGE IN DECLINE UNTIL –>>WE HAD NO IDEA WE WOULD HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE CALLING US.>>WHY PEOPLE ARE SUDDENLY MOVING TO MCADAM, NEW BRUNSWICK. “THE NATIONAL.” [ * ]>>CANADA HAS NOW RECORDED 27 CASES OF CORONAVIRUS WITH THREE NEW INFECTIONS REPORTED IN THE TORONTO AREA TODAY. ALL OF THEM CONNECTED TO INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL. AND WHILE THE NUMBERS SLOWLY TICK UP IN THIS COUNTRY, THEY SEEM TO BE DROPPING THIS CHINA, BUT WHAT INCREASINGLY WORRIES GLOBAL HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE OTHER OUTBREAK CENTRES.>>THE EPIDEMICS IN THE REPUBLIC OF ITALY, IRAN AND JAPAN ARE THE GREATEST CONCERN.>>THOSE FOUR COUNTRIES COLLECTIVELY ACCOUNT FOR OVER 8,000 INFECTIONS. IRAN IS SCRAMBLING TO DISTRIBUTE DONATED MEDICAL SUPPLIES. SOME ITALIAN UNIVERSITIES ARE EVEN TURNING TO DIGITAL COURSES AND SOUTH KOREA’S DISINFECTION TEAMS ARE OUT IN FORCE. IN THE UNITED STATES, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS LEANING HARDER ON MEDICAL SCIENTISTS TO HURRY THEIR WORK. WE’VE ASKED THEM TO ACCELERATE WHATEVER TO THEY’RE DOING IN TERMS OF VACCINE.>>Adrienne: THERE’S AN OUTBREAK CLUSTER IN WASHINGTON STATE AND AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE HAVE DIED SO FAR.>>Reporter: FOUR OF THE PEOPLE WHO DIED WERE FROM THE LIFE CARE CENTRE.>>HER ROOMMATE WAS VERY SICK AND THEY WERE ISOLATED TO HER ROOM. AND NOT ALLOWED TO GO OUT IN THE HALL OR DINING ROOM OR ANYWHERE. I FOUND OUT TODAY HER ROOMMATE WAS TAKEN OUT SO I’M ASSUMING SHE HAS THE VIRUS.>>Reporter: ALL THOSE WHO TIED WERE ADMITTED TO THE EVERGREEN HEALTH CENTRE WHICH IS TAKING EXTRA MEASURES.>>WE EXPECT THE NUMBER OF CASES WILL INCREASE IN THE COMING DAYS AND WEEKS AND WE’RE TAKING THIS SITUATION EXTREMELY SERIOUSLY.>>Reporter: ALSO, THERE’S GROWING CONCERN OVER PERSON-TO-PERSON SPREAD TO THE COMMUNITY.>>UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE NOW STARTING TO FIND MORE COVID-19 CASES IN WASHINGTON THAT APPEAR TO BE ACQUIRED LOCALLY HERE IN WASHINGTON. AND WE NOW KNOW THAT THE VIRUS IS ACTIVELY SPREADING IN SOME COMMUNITIES HERE IN WASHINGTON.>>Reporter: ON THE STREETS, SOME ARE ON EDGE.>>BUT WHEN WE WERE AT COSTCO YESTERDAY, THEY DIDN’T HAVE RICE OR FLOUR.>>Reporter: THIS MAN IS IN THE HIGH-RISK CATEGORY, OVER 60 WITH A COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEM.>>WE WERE GOING TO GO TO A MOVIE THEATRE THE OTHER DAY AND WE CANCELED THAT. YOU HAVE TO CONTROL OVER WHO’S AROUND YOU OR THE SURFACES AND CLEANLINESS IS A BIG DEAL.>>Reporter: OTHERS ARE STOCKPILING SUPPLIES.>>I JUST SAW THE NEWS THIS MORNING, LIKE MORE PEOPLE HAVE THE VIRUS.>>Reporter: NOT ENOUGH SPARE HOSPITAL BEDS, STATE’S GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED THEY’RE BUYING AN ENTIRE HOTEL TO HOUSE PEOPLE FACING QUARANTINE.>>WE HAVE MOVED TO A NEW STAGE IN THE FIGHT TO CONTAIN, MITIGATE AND MANAGE THIS OUTBREAK.>>Reporter: FOR OFFICIALS, THE BALANCING ABILITY IS TO GET PEOPLACT IS FOR PEOPLE TOTAKE THIS SERIOUS
LY.>>Adrienne: NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE PROPERTYING CANADIANS TO TRAVEL TO HEAVILY INFECTED COUNTRIES. EVEN THOUGH SOME FEEL ENTERING THIS COUNTRY IS TOO EASY. VIK ADOPHIA EXPLAINS.>>Reporter: GARRY AND TERESA ISSACS ARE NOT SEEING ANY VISITORS. THEY HAVE CUT THEMSELVES OFF FROM THE OUTSIDE SINCE RETURNING FROM A TRIP TO JAPAN FIVE DAYS AGO. THEY FEEL FINE BUT CANCELED A WELCOME HOME DINNER WITH FAMILY.>>I MEAN, IF WE HAD GONE TO THAT AND INFECTED SOMEONE ELSE AND THEY GOT SICK, WE WOULD HAVE FELT TERRIBLE ABOUT THAT.>>Reporter: SOCK KORESOUTH CAROLINAWHEN
THE ISAACS LANDED IN CANADA ON WEDNESDAY, BORDER OFFICIALS DIDN’T ASK ABOUT THEIR TRAVELS.>>THERE WERE NO QUESTIONS WERE YOU IN SEOUL, ANY SYMPTOMS, SHOULD YOU SELF-QUARANTINE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.>>Reporter: IT’S A DIFFERENT STORY FROM TRAVELS FROM IRAN WITH NEW MEASURES ANNOUNCED TODAY. IRAN IS STRUGGLING TO CONTAIN THE OUTBREAK SO CANADA NOW WANTS ANYONE COMING FROM THE COUNTRY TO ISOLATE THEMSELVES FOR TWO WEEKS. BUT NOT JAPAN OR SOUTH COR KOREA OR AT LEAST.>>EVERY TRAVELER, EVERY CANADIAN HAS A ROLE TO PLAY, SO IF YOU ARE TRAVELING OR HAVE TRAVELED, THIS IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. I THINK THAT IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO KEEP ADDING MANY, MANY DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.>>Reporter: THE WORLD’S HEALTH ORGANIZATION HAD THE SAME MESSAGE.>>LET’S CALM DOWN AND DOWN THE RIGHT THINGS.>>Reporter: THE W.H.O. AGAIN RESISTED CALLS TO DECLARE A PANDEMIC, SAYING THAT SHOULD ONLY HAPPEN IF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY FAILS TO STOP NEW INFECTIONS FROM CONTINUING TO CROSS BORDERS.>>IN SOME PLACES, WE’RE NOT SAYING THE LEVEL OF RESPONSE THAT WE EXPECTED. THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY IS NARROWING.>>Reporter: A WINDOW FOR THE WORLD AND CANADA TO CONTROL AN OUTBREAK THAT CONTINUES TO SPREAD. VIK ADOPHIA, CBC USE THIS, TORONTO.>>Adrienne: SO FOR MORE ON WHAT THESE NEW DEVELOPMENTS MEAN FOR CANADIANS, I’M JOINED BY DR. COLLIN LE
E, A SPECIALIST IN INFECTION ISRAELIS. INFECTIOUS ISRAELIS. DISEASE. DO YOU THINK CANADA SHOULD BE DOING MORE?>>WE KNOW AS THIS OCCURS, THE SCREENING WILL BE LESS EFFECTIVE BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE ARE COMING IN, SO IT’S A BIT OF A CATCH 22. YOU CAN DO MORE, BUT IT WILL BE LESS EFFECTIVE.>>THERE’S A VIDEO MAKING THE ROUNDS TODAY OF THE GERMAN CHANCELLOR, ANGEL ANGELA MERKELLE, GOING IN FOR A HANDSHAKE WITH A COLLEAGUE AND BEING REJECTED AND IT’S CLEAR SHE THINKS THAT’S A GOOD IDEA. AT WHAT POINT DOES CANADA GENTLY HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH CANADIANS ABOUT MAYBE TAKING A PASS ON THE HANDSHAKES NOW?>>THIS CAN START NOW. LOTS OF CULTURES DO DIFFERENT THINGS. DURING THE LAST PANDEMIC, WE WERE DOING THE ELBOW PUS PUMP. WE DON’T WANT TO GET ILL. IF YOU SHAKE SOMEONE’S HANDS, YOU HAVE TO WASH YOUR HAND AND IT’S NOT PRACTICAL. IT COULD START NOW, LATER, I DON’T THINK THERE’S A RULE. I’M NOT SHAKING YOUR HANDS BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO WASH ANY HANDS AGAIN.>>IN ADDITION TO WASHING THEIR HANDS, WHICH WE KNOW IS GOOD ADVICE, IS THERE ONE OR TWO OTHER THINGS CANADIANS COULD AND SHOULD BE DOING RIGHT NOW? NOT TO BE SCARED BUT JUST TO BE SMART.>>THE ONE THING WE SHOULD BE PREPARED, THERE’S GOING TO BE A GOOD LIKELIHOOD THERE WILL BE MORE ILLNESSES. HOW WILL WE TAKE CARE OF MULTIPLE PEOPLE ILL. IN BUSINESSES, IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE ILL, AWAY, HOW WILL YOU ACCOMMODATE THAT? HOW WILL PEOPLE BE ABLE TO WORK FROM HOME? WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THOSE PLANS RIGHT NOW.>>DR. LEE, THANKS VERY MUCH.>>>WHERE FEAR IS A BIT OF A FACTOR. JUSTIN TRUDEAU TRIED TO SEND A REASSURING MESSAGE. HERE IS DAVID COCHRAN WITH THE PRIME MINISTER’S PLAN TO TRY TO MOVE FORWARD.>>Reporter: AN ANXIOUS AUDIENCE IN AN UNCERTAIN TIME FOR HEAVY INDUSTRY AND A PERIOD OF POLITICAL UNREST FOR A PRIME MINISTER. WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS BUILD COMMON GROUND.>>Reporter: BUT COMMON GROUND HAS BEEN IN SHORT SUPPLY WHEN IT COMES TO CLIMATE AND THE ECONOMY. THIS MINING CONFERENCE WAS TARGETED BY PROTESTERS THIS WEEKEND, BUILDING ONED BLOCKADES AND BARRICADES THAT STOPPED TRAINS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. ALL OF IT FUELING A CLIMATE OF UNCERTAINTY THAT LEAD TO THE SHELFING OF ALBERTA’S OIL STANDS’ MINE.>>I DON’T KNOW WHY THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA IS UNABLE TO GET ITS ACT TOGETHER.>>Reporter: SO IN IN SPEECH, TRUDEAU OUTLINED A PROCESS TO GET CANADA’S ACT TOGETHER. IN THE COMING YEAR, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU ON HOW CANADA SHOULD INNOVATE TO KEEP GOOD JOBS HERE AND CREATE NEW ONES.>>Reporter: THE START OF CONSULCONSULTATIONS WITH WITH INDIGENOUS INDUSTRY WITHOUT CRIPPLINCRIPPLING GROWTH. THE GIANTS OF PRIVATE EQUITY ARE CHANGING INVESTMENT STRATEGIES IN RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE, MAKING HEAVY HITTING PROJECTS LIKE THE OIL STANDS LESS VIABLE UNLESS THEY ARE BACK-STOPPED BY A CLEAR, ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN. FOR A COUNTRY LIKE CANADA WHERE THE NATIONAL ECONOMY WAS BUILT ON THE NATURAL RESOURCE’S SECTOR THERE’S A BIG TRANSFORMATION AHEAD.>>Reporter: A BIG TRANSFORMATION AND BIG CONVERSATIONS. TRUDEAU WILL BRING THE SAME MESSAGE TO THE TABLE NEXT WEEK WHEN HE SITS DOWN WITH CANADA’S PREMIERS AND LEADERS. FEDERAL SOURCES SAY THOSE WORDS WILL BE BACKED UP BY SPECIFIC MEASURES IN THE UPCOMING BUDGET. DAVID COCHRAN, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Adrienne: THREE CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES ARE VOWING TO TOPPLE TRUDEAU’S GOVERNMENT AS SOON AS THEAS SOON ASTHEY CAN. PETER MacKAY SAYING WE NEED AN ELECTION IN OCTOBER AND THAT WAS FOLLOWED BY ERIN O’TOOLE AND THEN MARILYN GLADU’S APPROACH. THE TORIES DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH SEATS TO BRING DOWN THE LIBERALS.>>IN THE U.S., A PAIR OF BOOSTS FOR JOE BIDEN.>>I’M LOOKING FOR A PRESIDENT WHO WILL DRAW OUT WHAT IS BEST IN EACH OF US AND I’M ENCOURAGING EVERYBODY WHO IS A PART OF MY CAMPAIGN TO JOIN ME BECAUSE WE HAVE FOUND THAT LEADER VICE PRESIDENT, SOON TO BE PRESIDENT, JOE BIDEN.>>ALSO ENDORSING BIDEN, AMY KLOBUCHAR. BIDEN’S NEXT BIG CHALLENGE IS TOMORROW, SUPER TUESDAY, WHEN DEMOCRATS IN 14 STATES CHOOSE THEIR NOMINEE. SUSAN ORMISTON WENT TO ONE OF THE STATES, NORTH CAROLINA, WHERE BIDEN AND BERNIE SANDERS ARE CLOSE, BUT THERE’S A WILD WILDCARD.>>Reporter: COLLEGE BALL PLAYERS BATTLE FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP AND IT’S NOT THE ONLY HIGH STAKE’S MATCH-UP IN NORTH CAROLINA. OFF COURT, DEMOCRATS ARE MULLING THEIR CHOICE TO BEAT DONALD TRUMP.>>I WOULD SAY BERNIE SANDERS. SEEMS LIKE HE KEEPS HIS PROMISE. HE’S FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY.>>BIDEN WAS MY FAVOURITE. BLOOMBERG HAS A LOT GOING ON.>>Reporter: DONALD TRUMP TOOK THIS STATE AWAY FROM THE DEMOCRATS BUT BY A SLIM MARGIN AND THE PRIMARY’S TOMORROW, THIS STATE COUNTS FOR A LOT OF DEMOCRATIC DELEGATES SO EVERY CONTENDER WANTS A PIECE OF IT.>>YOU PRESS NEXT AND GET THE FIRST PAGE OF YOUR BALLOT.>>Reporter: ALMOST A MILLION VOTES CAST BY SUNDAY BEFORE THIS RACE WAS DRAMATIC LIALLY RESHUFFLED. BUTTIGIEG AND KLOBUCHAR OFF THE BALLOTS TO STOP BERNIE SANDERS.>>IT’S TOO EXTREME. HE’S THE FLIP SIDE OF THE COIN TO DONALD TRUMP. HE’S MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY.>>Reporter: SUPER TUESDAY WILL DEFINE THIS RACE WITH TWO OR THREE LEFT AT THE TOP. DOUG WILSON, A POLITICAL CONSULTANT SAYS FORMER VICE PRESIDENT, JOE BIDEN, HAS ROOTS HERE AND RESPECT.>>JOE BIDEN IS VERY WELL KNOWN IN THIS STATE AND CONSIDERED THE MODERATE, AS WELL, IN THE STATE, AND THAT’S WHY HE’S PULLIN POLLING WELL.>>Reporter: THE WILDCARD IS MICHAEL BLOOMBERG.>>I AM RUNNING TO DEFEAT DONALD TRUMP.>>Reporter: BACK AT THE BASKETBALL FAN FEST, WHERE FUTURE VESTERS GET DRIBBLING TIPS, ERIC CHEEK GIVES A FREE CUT AND HIS TAKE.>>DEPENDING ON WHAT SIDE OF THE AISLE YOU ON, EVERYBODY NERVOUS. NUMBER 45, GET ANOTHER TURN, WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT WILL BE LIKE.>>Reporter: SUSAN ORMISTON, CBC NEWS, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.>>Adrienne: SUSAN LOOKS AT MICHAEL BLOOMBERG’S ROLE IN THE DEMOCRATIC RACE.>>I’M NOT AFRAID OF DONALD TRUMP. DRIVEN IDONALD TRUMP IS AFRAID OF ME.>>HE’S 76 YEARS OLD AND HE LOST. HE WANTS THE OBIT TO READ, AND THEN HE WON.>>Adrienne: WE WEIGH IN.>>>A REFERENDUM ON BENJAMIN NETANYAHU. THE LONGEST SERVING LEADER WILL LIKELY HANG ON TO HIS ROLE BUT WITH AN ASTERISKS. MARGARET EVANS IS THERE.>>Reporter: THIS WAS VOTING DAY IN TEL-AVIV. ISRAELIS GET THE DAY OFF TO CAST THEIR BALLOTS AND THE BARS AND CAFES WERE PACKED. OUTSIDE OF THE POLLING STATIONS, THOUGH, THE MOOD WASN’T QUITE SO UPBEAT. THIS IS A COUNTRY THAT’S BEEN STUCK ON REPEAT.>>I THINK I HAVE VERY POWERFUL PEOPLE, HAVE THE INTEREST, NOT MOVING AND SO WE’RE STUCK.>>Reporter: ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER, BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, IS SEEKING A RECORD FIFTH TERM IN OFFICE, EVEN THOUGH HE’S JUST A FEW WEEKS AWAY OF STANDING TRIAL ON CORRUPTION CHARGES. HIS SUPPORTERS DON’T BELIEVE THE ALLEGATIONS.>>I LOVE NETANYAHU AND I WANT HIM TO BE THE PRIME MINISTER. I THINK THAT HE’S PERFECT FOR ISRAEL AND I VOTE FOR HIM THIRD TIME AND IT’S OK.>>Reporter: DESPITE THE HOLIDAY FEEL, ISRAELIS CLEARLY TOOK TIME TO VOTE, AND TURN-OUT 71%, DESPITE WORRIES THAT CORONAVIRUS FEARS WOULD KEEP PEOPLE AT HOME. ISRAEL HAS A NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES AND 18 SPECIAL VOTING SITES WERE SET UP SO PEOPLE IN QUARANTINE COULD CAST BALLOTS. 4,000 DID. IN A STALEMATE THAT LASTED NEARLY A YEAR, BOTH NETANYAHU AND HIS MAIN CHALLENGER, BENNY GANTZ FOUGHT THIS FINAL DAY. GANTZ TAKING IT RIGHT DOWN TO THE WIRE IN TEL-AVIV. IF THE EXIT POLLS ARE TO BE BELIEVED, THAT FINAL PUSH BY BENNY GANTZ IS NOT ENOUGH. IT’S STILL NOT ENOUGH FOR NETANYAHU TO CLAIM A PARLIAMENTARY MAJORITY ON HIS OWN. MARGARET EVANS, CBC NEWS, JERUSALEM.>>Adrienne: TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SYRIANSS HAVE RUSHE SYRIANS HAVE RUSHED
TO THE TURKISH BORDER, BUT AS RENÉE FILIPPONE TELLS US, ON THE OTHER SIDE, GREEK AUTHORITIES ARE SLAMMING THE GATEWAY SHUT.>>Reporter: AN ALREADY-DANGEROUS JOURNEY MADE EVEN MORE FRIGHTENING AS THE GREEK COASTGUARD FIRED WARNING SHOTS INTO THE WATER. IN AN ATTEMPT TO DEFER MIGRANTS FROM LANDING ON ITS SHORES. EARLIER, A YOUNG BOY DROWNED ON A CROSSING FROM TURKEY TO GREECE. AND HERE, THOUSANDS ARE HELD BACK AT A TURKISH LAND BORDER BY THE GREEK ARMY. STILL, THE DESPERATION TO GET TO EUROPE IS GROWING. FOR ALMOST FOUR YEARS NOW, TURKEY HAS HONOURED A DEAL, TO KEEP MIGRANTS FROM REACHING EUROPE IN EXCHANGE FOR BILLIONS EUROS AND AID. BUT LAST WEEK, THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT SAID ENOUGH, SAYING IT COULDN’T SUPPORT THE EVER-SWELLING NUMBERS ON ITS TERRITORY. THEY ARE ACCUSED OF USING INNOCENT PEOPLE FOR POLITICAL GAIN TO PRESSURE THE EU TO BACK TURKEY IN THE SYRIAN CONFLICT. THE SITUATION IN SYRIAN HAS BEEN ESCALATING, PARTICULARLY IN THE REBEL-HELD PROVINCE OF IDLIB AS THE SYRIAN REGIME FIGHTS TO GAIN CONTROL AND TURKEY IS SUPPORTING THE REBELS. TODAY NEW THREATS FROM THE TURKISH PRESIDENT TO THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT TO WITHDRAW. TURKEY STEPPED UP ITS OFFENSIVE AGAINST ITS REGIME AFTER MORE THAN 30 OF ITS SOLDIERS WERE KILLED LAST WEEK. THE FIGHTING DISPLACED NEARLY A MILLION PEOPLE.>>THEY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT OCCURKY IS ITURKEYIS IN A DIFFICULT SITUATION WITH REGARDS TO THE REFUGEES AND THE MIGRANTS, BUT WHAT WE SEE NOW CANNOT BE AN ANSWER OR SOLUTION.>>Reporter: HUMANITARIAN GROUPS ARE CALLING THE SITUATION AT THE BORDERS HEARTBREAKS,BREAKING. RENÉE FILIPPONE, CBC NEWS RESPONSIBLE LONDON.>>Adrienne: A CBC NEWS INVESTIGATION RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT SEE SURROGACY IN CANADA. UP NEXT PARENTS WHO FEAR THEY PAY MORE THAN THEY SHOULD HAVE AND WHY THEY COULD BE CRIMINALLY LIABLE FOR IT.>>>A DANGEROUS STUNT SHARED THOUSANDS OF TIMES TRIGGERS AN RCMP INVESTIGATION IN NOVA SCOTIA. AND WHY SO MANY PEOPLE MOVING TO A VILLAGE IN NEW BRUNSWICK?>>WE JUST GOT FLOORED BECAUSE WE HAD NO IDEA WE WOULD HAVE SO>>Adrienne: A CBC NEWS INVESTIGATION FOUND PROBLEMS IN CANADA’S GROWING SEER GASSY PROGRAMME. EVEN THOUGH IT’S ILLEGAL TO GROW A SEER GASSY, THEY CAN BE REIMBURSED FOR EXPENSES.>>EVER SINCE I CAN REMEMBER I WANTED KIDS.>>Reporter: FOR ANNA CAMILLE TUCCI IT ALMOST DIDN’T HAPPEN. BUT THIS PAST DECEMBER, A SURROGATE DELIVERED HER SON. TUCCI SAID SHE WOULD REIMBURSE FOR PREGNANCY EXPENSE.>>WE THOUGHT SHE WOULD NEVER MEET THAT MAX.>>Reporter: BUT THE SURROGATE DID EVERY MONTH. TUCCI MADE AN AGENCY TO HANDLE THE PROCESS AND MONEY. THIS EXPENSE BREAK-DOWN IS ALL SHE COULD GET.>>THIS MADE US THINK, WOW, WHERE IS ALL THIS MONEY COMING FROM?>>Reporter: WITH CATEGORIES LIKE $700 MONTHLY PAID OUT FOR GROCERIES.>>THE TWO OF US TOGETHER, I DON’T THINK WE SPEND THAT MUCH.>>Reporter: CANADIAN LAW SAYS IT MUST BE REPAID WHERE YOU COULD SPEND TIME IN PRISON.>>YOU DON’T WANT TO BE CAUGHT DOING THINGS YOU’RE NOT EVEN DOING WITHOUT KNOWING.>>Reporter: WE FOUND FOUR OTHER FAMILIES WHO USED CFC SERVICES WITH SIMILAR OTHER CONCERNS. ONE FATHER PAID $5,000 FOR HIS SURROGATE’S EXPENSES EVEN THOUGH SHE MISCARRIED IN THE FIRST MONTH.>>A LOTTERY TICKET.>>Reporter: WE REVIEWED THIS WITH HIS LAWYER AND FOUND A LOTTERY TICKETS, A DUPLICATE AND MANY BEFORE HE MET HIS SURROGATE.>>THIS IS PUTTING EVERYBODY AT RISK.>>Reporter: A FORMER CFC’S SURROGATE SAYS THE AGENCY ENCOURAGED HER TO SUBMIT AS MANY STREETS AS POSSIBLE.>>YOU JUST SAVE ALL OF YOUR RECEIPTS, DOESN’T MATTER, ANYTHING YOU.CA IT. YOU SAVE IT.>>Reporter: CFC OWNER, LEIA SWANBERG PLEADED GUILTY IN 2013 AND PAID A $60,000 FINE. IN AN INITIAL INTERVIEW, SWANBERG SAYS SHE HAS SIX EMPLOYEES REVIEWING RECEIPTS.>>I WILL NOT TAKE THAT RISK FOR ANY CLIENTS OR ANY SURROGATE AND I’M DILIGENT WITH MY TEAM.>>Reporter: BUT LATER REFUSED TO ADDRESS SITUATIONS SHE FOUND.>>AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE WANT THAT BABY.>>Reporter: CHRIS GLOVER, CBC NEWS TORONTO.>>Adrienne: THEY WILL INTRODUCE A FORM TO DECLARE EXPENSES BUT WON’T GIVE PARENTS ACCESS TO RECEIPTS. JOIN US TOMORROW NIGHT FOR PART TWO OF CHRIS’ INVESTIGATIONS.>>WE’LL GET INTO THE LACK OF MEDICAL STANDARDS FOR SURROGATES IN CANADA AND SHOW YOU HOW THAT COULD PUT SOME WOMEN AT RISK.>>>HERE ARE SOME OF THE OTHER STORIES WE’RE WATCHING. A P.E.I. NEIGHBOUR IS HAILED AS A HERO AFTER HE JUMPED INTO ACTION DURING A HOUSE FIRE OVER THE WEEKEND.>>I OPENED UP THE FRONT DOOR AND THERE WHAT TOO MUCH SMOKE AND I COULDN’T SEE IN FRONT OF MY FACE IS JUST CAME OVER, GRABBED A LADDER AFTER THE TRUCK AND PUT IT UP TO THE WINDOW AND THEY CLIMBED DOWN.>>CHRIS RICHARD HELPED TO RESCUE TWO PEOPLE FROM THE TOP OF THE HOME AND THE FIRE TRIGGER ADD RARE WARNING FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AS THEY SAY HOT CLOTHING STRAIGHT FROM THE DRIER WAS LIKELY THE CLOTHES.>>CLOTHING THAT CAME OUT OF THE DRIER DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO COOL AND WAS PLACED ON THE SOFA ITSELF AND SPONTANEOUS COMBUST.>>OFFICIALS STRESS ALLOW CLOTHING TO COOL BEFORE FOLDING THEM OR PACKING THEM TIGHTLY.>>WHAT A MESS. THIS VIRAL VIDEO HAS CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF POLICE IN NOVA SCOTIA. THE DRIVER OF THE CAR SEEN EMERGING AFTER CRASHING THE VEHICLE INTO THE WATER HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED WITH THE ONLOOKERS WHO HEARD CHEERING IN THE VIDEO. THE RCMP SAY THE STUNT TIED VULNERABLE RESOURCES AND CHARGES ARE AGAINST THOSE INVOLVED.>>SUPER TUESDAY WILL BE A CRUCIAL MOMENT FOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG.>>I AM RUNNING TO DEFEAT DONALD TRUMP.>>THE BILLIONAIRE FACES VOTERS FOR THE FIRST TIME. A CLOSER LOOK AT AN UNUSUAL CAMPAIGN THAT COULD SHAKE UP THE WHOLE RACE.>>I WANT TO THANK YOU.>>HE FOUND A STRANGER WHO JUMPED INTO ACTION WHEN HE HAD HA HEART ATTACK AT THE AIRPORT. HIS STORY I>>Adrienne: IT IS AN EXPENSIVE RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY AND SO FAR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG HAS SPENT MORE THAN A HALF BILLION DOLLARS TO BECOME THE CHALLENGER TO DONALD TRUMP THIS TALL. TOMORROW, SOU SUPER TUESDAY, WILL BE THE FIRST CHANCE TO SEE WHETHER BLOOMBERG’S INVESTMENT WAS WORTH IT. SUSAN ORMISTON ON WHY BLOOMBERG SHOULD NOT BE COUNTED OUT.>>Reporter: NEW YORK CITY, FIERCE, RACY AND RICH IN SOME QUARTERS. ONCE HOME TO TWO BILLIONAIRE BUSINESSMEN, EACH WITH THEIR OWN TOWERS, TRUMP AND BLOOMBERG.>>I AM RUNNING TO DEFEAT DONALD TRUMP. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] THERE’S NOBODY I WOULD RATHER RUN AGAINST THAN LITTLE MICHAEL.>>Reporter: THEY WERE MUCH MORE FRIENDLY AND NOW NOT SO MUCH. MINI-MIKE DIDN’T DO WELL LAST NIGHT. I WAS GOING TO SEND HIM A NOTE, SAYING IT’S NOT EASY DOING WHAT I DO, IS IT?>>I’M NOT AFRAID OF DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP IS AFRAID OF ME.>>NEXT YEAR WE CAN HAVE A LEADER WHO BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER.>>Reporter: BLOOMBERG JUMPED INTO THE DEMOCRATIC RACE LATE AND THIS WEEK WILL BE HIS TEST. BLOOM OR BUST. HE’S TURNED OUT HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF TV ADS AND SOCIAL MEDIA FLOODING AMERICA.>>A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR, MIKE BUILT A BUSINESS WITH 20,000 EMPLOYEES.>>Reporter: HE’S A DISRUPTER AND FOR AWHILE, IT SEEMED TO PAY OFF. BUT POLITICAL HEAD WINDS INSIDE THE PARTY HAVE TURNED INTO A HURRICANE.>>WE ARE A DEMOCRACY, NOT AN OLIGARCHY.>>HE DOESN’T NEED PEOPLE. HE ONLY NEEDS BAGS AND BAGS OF MONEY.>>THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE.>>Reporter: THEN, THERE WAS THE FIRST DEBATE, DISASTROUS.>>I LIKE TO TALK ABOUT WHO WE’RE RETURNING AGAINST, A BILLIONAIRE WHO CALLS WOMEN FAT BROADS AND HORSE-FACED LESBIANS AND NO, I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT DONALD TRUMP. I’M TALKING ABOUT MAYOR BLOOMBERG.>>Reporter: HE TOOK A DRUBING ON THE PRIVATE AGREEMENT SOME WOMEN TOOK WITH HIS COMPANY.>>NONE OF THEM ACCUSED ME OF DOING ANYTHING OTHER THAN THEY DON’T LIKE A JOKE I TOLD.>>Reporter: THEY SAY, LOOK, BLOOMBERG IS A BILLIONAIRE AND PEOPLE WON’T VOTE FOR A BILLIONAIRE IN THIS RACE. THIS POLITICAL COLUMNIST, JOHN ELLIS, SAYS TRUMP’S 3 BILLION IS TRUMPED BY BLOOMBERG WORTH 60 BILLION AND HE’S READY TO USE IT.>>HE’S 78 YEARS OLD AND DOESN’T WANT THE OBIT TO READ, AND THEN HE LOST BUT WANTS THE OBIT TO READ, AND THEN HE WON AND I SUSPECT HE’LL SPEND WHATEVER IT TAKES TO WIN.>>HOW IS TRUMP VIEWING MINI-MIKE?>>TERRIFIED OF THE MONEY. IF YOU’RE OUT 6-1 AND YOU’RE TRUMP, YOU’RE TERRIFIED. SHOULD BE. THEY SAY THEY’RE NOT, BUT THEY’RE TERRIFIED.>>HE TOOK CHARGE, BECOME AG THREE-TERM MAYOR.>>Reporter: MICHAEL BLOOMBERG IS RUNNING PARTLY ON HIS RECORD OF NEW YORK CITY MAYOR. JOSH LEVY AND HANA IS A VOLUNTEER.>>THIS COUNTRY IS KIND OF TIGHTLY WOUND RIGHT NOW.>>WE’RE ON THE RIGHT SHOULDER IN A GRAVELLY DITCH RIGHT NOW AND WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS GET BACK TO THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD WHERE IT’S SAFE AND DRIVABLE, BUT NOT DRIVE TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD AND JUST END UP IN THE LEFT SHOULDER AND GRAVELLY DITCH.>>JOSH, DO YOU THINK THAT HE IS A CANDIDATE THAT COULD ATTRACT DISAFFECTED REPUBLICANS.>>ABSOLUTELY. I THINK ONLY MICHAEL BLOOMBERG COULD CARRY A SIGNIFICANT LACK OF THE REPUBLICAN VOTES. PEOPLE WHO ARE DISSOLUTIONED AND DISGUSTED BY DONALD TRUMP AND HIS POLICIES AND FEEL THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS LEFT THEM.>>Reporter: BUT TO WIN, BLOOMBERG NEEDS THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE. HE’S OPENED A CAMPAIGN OFFICE HERE IN HARLEM AND PRODUCED TARGETED ADS.>>FORHUNDREDS OF YEARS, AMERICANS STOLED BLACK LIVES, BLACK FREEDOM AND BLACK LABOUR.>>Reporter: BUT HE HAS A BIG DEBT TO PAY. AS MAYOR HE ENDORSED A POLICING PRACTISE CALLED STOP AND FRISK, GRANTING POLICE POWERS TO TARGET BLACK AND LATINO COMMUNITIES. HIS WORDS AT A CONFERENCE BACK IN 2015 WERE RECENTLY LEAKED OUT.>>GET THE GUNS OUT OF THE HAND OF THE PEOPLE THAT GET YOU KILLED AND TO PUT THEM AGAINST THE WALL AND FRISK THEM.>>Reporter: LAST NOVEMBER AT THE SOUT CHRISTIAN CULTURAL CENTRE, BLOOMBERG TRIED TO MAKE AMENDS.>>LET’S GIVE A WARM WELCOME TO OUR FORMER MAYOR, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG.>>Reporter: ALPHONSO BERNARD, CHURCH LEADER, AND HAS KNOWN BLOOMBERG FOR 20 YEARS.>>HE WAS APPREHENSIVE BECAUSE HE DIDN’T KNOW HOW HE WOULD BE RECEIVED AND YET, HE WANTED TO BE SINCERE. HE WANTED TO BE RECEIVED AS AUTHENTIC.>>AND WE ERODED WHAT WE WORKED SO HARD TO BUILD, TRUST BETWEEN POLICE AND COMMUNITIES, TRUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME.>>Reporter: DID HE EXPLAIN THE TIME DID HTIMING?>>LOOK, THE TIME IS SUSPECT. PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO INTERPRET IT ON THEIR OWN.>>I REALIZE BACK THEN, ISSUE WAS WRONG AND I’M SORRY.>>Reporter: WHAT WAS THE RESPONSE SOME?>>A WARM RECEPTION BECAUSE MY CONGREGATION IS TAUGHT, OK, CAN FORGIVE BUT HOW WILL YOU MAKE AMENDS? THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW. YOU’RE SORRY, NOW PROVE IT. HE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT.>>Reporter: SO WHAT THEY VOTE FOR HIM?>>AT END OF THE DAY, BLACKS WILL HAVE TO DECIDE WHO’S THE GREATEST THREAT, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG OR DONALD TRUMP?>>Reporter: JIM MCLAUGHLIN, A REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST WORKED ON BLOOMBURG’S BID FOR MAYOR AND SAID BLOOMBURG’S WALK BACK ON STOP AND FRISK LOOKS WEAK.>>HE LOOKS LIKE ONE OF YOUR TYPICAL POLITICIANS WHO IS DOING AND SAYING THINGS TO GET VOTES.>>Reporter: HIS CURRENT CLIENT IS DONALD TRUMP. HE’S POLLING FOR CAMPAIGN 2020.>>THE WHOLE IDEA OF A BILLIONAIRE BUSINESSMAN TRYING TO BUY THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY, AND BASICALLY HE GOT RICH ON WALL STREET. I THINK HE’S NOT CRAZY LEFTIST ENOUGH TO WIN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: GOING INTO SUPER TUESDAY, IT’S BERNIE SANDERS WHO HAS THE CLEAR MOMENTUM AND THE RACE IS GETTING NASTY. AT BLOOMBERG’S CAMPAIGN OFFICES, GRGRAFFITI. BLOOMBERG FACES A LONG CLIMB UP. DO YOU NOT THINK THE DEMOCRATS WILL SAY WE’RE NOT SO KEEN TO BEAT DONALD TRUMP, WE’LL GO WITH A GUY LIKE BLOOMBERG?>>LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, THERE WILL BE A CIVIL WAR INSIDE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.>>Reporter: DO YOU THINK –>>OH, I THINK THE BERNIE SANDERS’ FOLKS ARE ALREADY TALKING ABOUT IF THEY STEAL THIS FROM BERNIE, THEY WON’T SHOW UP AND VOTE.>>I WAS THE MAYOR OF THE LARGEST CITY.>>Reporter: MICHAEL BLOOMBERG’S MONEY HELPED TO VAULT HIM THIS FAR AND HIS SECOND DEBATE WAS BETTER BUT JUST.>>I’M THE ONE CHOICE THAT MAKES SENSE. VY THE EXPERIENCE, RESOURCES AND THE RECORD.>>Reporter: HE’LL HAVE TO POST A WIN OR COME SECOND IN ONE OF THE STATES THIS WEEK TO EVEN HOPE OF COMPETING WITH HIS NEW YORK NEMESIS, DONALD TRUMP.>>Adrienne: TOMORROW NIGHT WHEN RESULTS COME IN, WE’LL BE HEAR TO TALK ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE U.S. AND THIS COUNTRY. WE HAVE REPORTERS IN KEY STATES AND OUR PANEL OF U.S. POLITICAL INSIDERS.>>NEXT AN EDUCATED GUESS OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER SUPER TUESDAY.>>MY MOTTO PREDICTS THE DEMOCRATS WILL WIN.>>WHY THE KEY TO THIS ELECTION IS WHO VOTES AND NOT WHO THEY’RE VOTING FOR.>>THIS IS WHAT LIFE SHOULD BE.>>HOW A VILLAGE IN NEW BRUNSWICK MANAGED TO BUCK THE>>WITH ALL OF THE ANXIETY OUT OF THE UNITED STATES WITH SUPER TUESDAY TOMORROW, POLITICAL ANALYSTS ARE POURING OVER THEIR CALCULATIONS, EVALUATING POLICIES AND POLLS BUT ONE FORECASTER WHO GOT IT RIGHT BEFORE HAS A THEORY THAT IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE IS, THAT WHO RUNS MEANS ALMOST NOTHING. WHO VOTES, WELL, THAT’S EVERYTHING.>>Reporter: WHERE THEY COULD VOTE EARLY IN THE PRIMARY, THEY DID. A TINY VIRGINIA POLLING STATION AND TINY COLLECTION OF VOTERS, TINY BUT TELLING. IS THERE ANYTHING AT THIS POINT THAT WOULD STOP YOU FROM VOTING DEMOCRAT COME NOVEMBER?>>NO.>>DOES IT MATTER WHO THE CANDIDATE IS OR ARE DEMOCRATIC VOTERS READY TO GET BEHIND ANY NOMINEE?>>YES, I THINK SO. I THINK THEY WOULD.>>TO GET THE ADMINISTRATION OUT.>>THESE VOTERS DON’T WANT TO SEE A REPEAT OF WHAT HAPPENED FOUR YEARS AGO, WHEN SOME DEMOCRATS WERE SO ANGRY HILLARY CLINTON WAS THE NOMINEE, THEY ENDED UP VOTING FOR DONALD TRUMP. 2020, THE THEORY GOES, LOOKS TO BE DIFFERENT. VIRGINIA POLITICAL ANALYST RACHEL BITTACOFFER ISN’T EXACTLY SHY.>>WHAT WILL HAPPEN?>>MY MOTTO PREDICTS THE DEMOCRATS WILL WIN.>>IN 2016, SHE PREDICTED ALMOST HOW DEMOCRATS WOULD WIN THE HOUSE AND WHERE THEY HEDGED SHE WAS FIRM AND RIGHT. THE DOMINATED WORLD OF ONLINE FORECASTING DIDN’T MUCH LIKE THAT.>>A COUPLE OF THE PUNDITS WERE, LIKE, OH, THERE’S NOT GOING TO AND BLUE WAVE. I SAID THESE GUYS ARE GOING TO LOOK WRONG BY THE END OF THE NIGHT.>>SHE BUILT A NEW MODEL SHOWING DEMOCRATS WINNING AT LEAST 278 VOTES AND SHE HASN’T CHANGED HER MIND.>>THE DEMOCRATS HAVE A HUGE ADVANTAGE RIGHT NOW IN TERMS OF DOMINATING SUBURBAN VOTERS. MY APPLICATIOMANY PURE INDEPENDENTS WILL V
OTE DEMOCRATS IF THE DEMOCRATS RUN A GOOD CAMPAIGN.>>SO LAST ONE BEFORE SUPER TUESDAY.>>AT CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY –>>YOU HAVE TO FIGURE THE DEMOCRATS LEARNED FROM 2016.>>– A CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW THE WORLD HAS CHANGED FROM 2016, WHEN DISGRUNTLED BERNIE SANDERS’ VOTERS DID NOT SHOW UP FOR COLONITON.>>I THINK THE DEMOCRATS WOULD FIGURE OUT THEY’RE BETTER ALIGNED THAN DWIGHTED. DIVIDED.>>THE NUMBERS ARE THERE FOR THE DEMOCRATS, SHE INSISTS, IF IT TAKES NO VOTER FOR GRANTED. THAT MAY BE A BIG IF.>>HOW MANY THINK DONALD TRUMP IS A TWO-TERM PRESIDENT?>>SADLY YES.>>WHAT MAKES YOU SO SURE.>>IF SANDERS GETS THE VOTE, I DON’T THINK HE CAN GET THE MODERATES AND THE MODERATES WILL BE THE BIG, BIG VOTE IN THIS ELECTION. I THINK TRUMP WILL GET THEM OVER SANDERS.>>IN FACT, SANDERS AS NOMINEE IS BITTACOFFERS CAVEAT AND THINKS SHE MIGHT SCARE ENOUGH AWAY AND SAY.>>I FEEL LIKE I’M ON MARS. THIS DOESN’T FEEL LIKE ANY POLITICAL THEORY I LEARNED IN SCHOOL. NOBODY CARES ABOUT THE VICE PRESIDENT.>>THAT WAS BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES WERE POLARIZED. IF I WERE RUNNING THE DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGNS, I WOULD WANT TO MAKE SURE AFRICAN-AMERICAN TURN-OUT AND YOUNG TURN-OUT IS HIGH AS POSSIBLE. SO I WOULD WANT SOMEBODY YOUNG AND DYNAMIC AND DIVERSE.>>DO YOU THINK YOU’LL LOOK AT THE VP NOMINATION?>>OH, YES.>>I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE EVEN MORE RELEVANT THAN IN THE PAST ELECTIONS.>>BITTACOFFER WOULD HAVE ENJOYED THIS CONVERSATION, SAYING SHE BELIEVES DEMOCRATS WOULD HAVE LEARNED FROM 2016 AND 2020 IS LOOKING LIKE THEIR YEAR. AND TO THE LAST POINT ABOUT VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEES HAVE A NEW MEANING, KEEP A LOOK OUT FOR KAMALA HARRIS WHO MAY SHOW UP ON A TICKET AS A POSSIBLE VP. NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL.”>>WE JUST GOT FLOORED BECAUSE WE HAD NO IDEA WE WOULD HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE CALLING US.>>WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE MOVING TO>>Adrienne: WELCOME BACK. HERE ARE SOME OF THE STORIES WE’RE WATCHING AROUND THE WORLD TONIGHT. WE HAD GOOD MEETINGS WITH THE TALIBAN AND WE’RE GOING TO BE LEAVING AND WE’RE GOING TO BE BRINGING OUR SOLDIERS BACK HOME.>>THAT IS DONALD TRUMP PRESSING ON WITH AFGHANISTA TROOPS FROM AFGHANISTAN AFTER THE TWO DAYS SIGNED A DEAL AFTER ENDING THE 18-YEAR WAR AND SAID PEACE TALKS WOULD NOT GO AHEAD UNLESS THE TALIBAN RELEASES 8,000 OFFICERS.>>>AND APPLE AGREED TO PAY UP TO $5 MILLION U.S. TO SETTLE A LAWSUIT. IT IS ACCUSED OF SLOWING DOWN OLDER iPHONES TO FORCE PEOPLE TO REPLACE BATTERIES. IT’S SETTLING THE CASE TO AVOID LITIGATION. ONLY U.S. iPHONE OWNERS WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR PAYMENT.>>>TO A VILLAGE IN NEW BRUNSWICK THAT IS BUCKING A NATIONAL TREND. A LOT OF TOWNS ACROSS CANADA HAVE A DWINDLING POPULATION BECAUSE OF JOB LOSSES AND SOMETIMES THE LURE OF BIG CITIES. BUT TINY MACADUM HAS BEEN GROWING.>>Reporter: SHE’S RISKING THE ICE IN HIGH HEELS FOR A MARKET THAT’S HOT.>>I DID THE COUNT THIS MORNING AND I THINK NINE THAT’S SOLD. LAST YEAR THE NUMBERS WERE UP SIGNIFICANTLY.>>THIS IS MY NEWEST LISTING. PEOPLE ARE COMING FROM VANCOUVER, I’VE SOLD TO TEXAS.>>OK, I THIS ISN’T TORONTO OR VANCOUVER. THIS WAS A ONCE VIBRANT RAILTOWN TURNED INTO A DEAD-END.>>A MASONIC HALL FOCUSED BY A FELLOW TO PUT BUSINESS IN.>>Reporter: THEY ARE ATTRACTING PEOPLE LOOKING FOR A LESS COMPLICATED LIFE.>>BY THE END OF NEXT SUMMER, WE SHOULD BE LOOKING AT ABOUT 1300 PEOPLE.>>WOW!>>SO IT’S GROWN BY, I WANT TO SAY, ABOUT 200 PEOPLE OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS.>>Reporter: THE TURN-AROUND BEGAN WHEN COUNCIL TACKLED A PERSISTENT PROBLEM, THE GROWING NUMBER OF OLD, ABANDONED HOMES. MAYOR STANNIX AND HIS MEMBERS CAME UP WITH AN IDEA TO TEAR DOWN THE ABANDON HOMES AND SOLD THE LOTS FOR A DOLLAR APIECE. THE RESPONSE WAS IMMEDIATE AND OVERWHELMING.>>WE WERE FLOORED BECAUSE WE HAD NO IDEA WE WOULD HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE CALLING US AND TRYING TO GET A HOLD OF A LOT HERE.>>Reporter: ADAM AND BRONSON HEARD ABOUT THIS LIVING IN MONTREAL RUNNING THEIR VINTAGE PATCH BUSINESS. THEY SOLD UP AND MOVED EAST IN NOVEMBER. THEY WERE IMPRESSED BY THE RURAL CHARM.>>AN OLDER FELLOW ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN AND WE MET HIM WHERE THEY HAVE THE CHRISTMAS TREE NIGHT AND IT WAS AROUND CHRISTMAS AND SAID, NEED ANY TOOLS OR BORROW MY TRUCK? JUST KNOCK ON MY DOOR AND WE’LL GET YOU SET UP. THIS IS REFRESHING AND THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE.>>Reporter: THERE’S STILL A LOT DO. A TEXAS BUSINESSMAN HAS SPOKEN FOR THIS LOT AND RUMOURS THAT RAIL TRAFFIC MAY INCREASE AS CP RAIL INCREASES. IT’S A PROMISING FUTURE.>>Adrienne: THE “MOMENT” IS UP NEXT AND TONIGHT, IT’S A LIFE-SAVING MYSTERY SOLVED. HE WANTED TO THANK THE STRANGER WHO HELPED WHEN HIS HEART STOPPED.>>I’M HOPIN’ TO FIND THE NICE PERSON STANDING IN LINE WITH ME WHO JUMPED IN AND BROUGHT ME BACK TO LIFE.>>FERGUSON’S HEART STOPPED AND HE WAS ON A LAY-OVER AT THE PEARSON AIRPORT WHEN HE DROPPED TO THE FLOOR. A STRANGER STOPPED TO HELP AND HE DIDN’T KNOW WHO THAT WAS UNTIL TODAY. THAT’S OUR “MOMENT.”>>I GOT TO MY GATE, FOUND MY FLIGHT WAS STILL LOADING AND FELT DIZZY. MY HEART STOPPED. THE PARAMEDICS WHO HAD TAKEN ME TO THE HOSPITAL, THEY HAD TAKEN ME TO THE ROOM. I SAID, I GET YOU’RE THE ONE I HAVE TO THANK FOR SAVING MY LIFE. THEY SAID, NO, SHE’S A PARAMEDIC ON A FLATE TO LONDON NEARBY AND KNEW I WAS IN CARDIAC ARREST AND STARTED IN ON CPR AND BY THE TIME SHE WAS DONE, I STARTED MOVING AND SHE CAME ACROSS THIS CBC REPORT. SHE SPENT ME A MESSAGE ON MESSENGER AND WE BOTH HAD A LITTLE BIT OF A CRY AND TALKED ABOUT HOW AMAZING PEOPLE ARE. I’M HOPING TO FLY OUT EAST AND TREAT HER TO A FANCY DINNER OR SHOW HER SOMETHING BECAUSE IT WAS LIGHTS OUT FOR ME. I’M CALLING THIS LIFE 2.0 NOW.>>DOCTORS TOLD STEPHAN THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO HIS HEART BECAUSE HOW QUICKLY SHE REACTED. THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR MARCH 2nd. GOODNIGHT.

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