The National for August 2, 2019 — Alberta Train Derailment, Vancouver Real Estate


>>Ian: TONIGHT, VANCOUVER STRATOSPHERIC HOUSING PRICES NOW NOT SO SKY HIGH.>>YOU LIST THE HOUSE ONE DAY AND GET TEN OFFERS THE NEXT DAY. NOW YOU HAVE A PRICE, YOU HAVE TO MARKET IT.>>Ian: NEW NUMBERS SHOW GOVERNMENT MEASURES HAVE COOLED A RED HOT MARKET. WHAT THE REST OF THE COUNTRY CAN LEARN.>>>PLUS, POLICE SAY IF YOU THINK YOU’VE SEEN THE B.C. FUGITIVES, CALL IT IN.>>IN EIGHT HOURS WE RECEIVED ABOUT OVER 30 TIPS.>>Ian: IT’S TURNS OUT DOZENS OF PEOPLE ARE DOING JUST THAT. WE’LL TELL YOU HOW INVESTIGATORS ARE HANDLING THE CALLS.>>THAT KIND OF BURNING INJUSTICE INSIDE YOU, THAT FEELING OF HAVING BEEN WRONGED.>>Ian: STEALING HEARTS AND WORDS IN THE BILLION DOLLAR ROMANCE NOVEL INDUSTRY. WRITERS ARE SEEING THEIR LABOURS OF LOVE RIPPED OFF. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL”.>>Ian: FIRST, LET’S BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS OUT OF ALBERTA. A TRAIN DERAILMENT JUST UNDER FIVE HOURS AGO SHUT DOWN PART OF THE TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY AND PROMPTED IMMEDIATE EVACUATION ORDER. IT HAPPENED NEAR THE HAMLET OF IRVINE. POLICE SAY BETWEEN 12 AND 15 CARS LEFT THE TRACKS AND SOME MAY BE CARRYING FLAMMABLE CARGO. AN ALERT ISSUED BY THE PROVINCE SAYS THE DERAILMENT INVOLVES CHEMICAL EXPOSURE. WE’LL BE UPDATING THE STORY THROUGHOUT THE EVENING.>>>ONTO CANADA’S MOST EXPENSIVE HOUSING MARKET. IT’S IN A SLUMP AND FOR SOME IN VANCOUVER, THAT’S GOOD NEWS. NEW FIGURES RELEASED TODAY ARE DRAMATIC. THE BENCHMARK PRICE DROPPED BY 9.4% IN THE PAST YEAR AND JUST YESTERDAY, THE CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION REMOVED ITS RED FLAG FROM THE VANCOUVER MARKET. GREG RASMUSSEN SHOWS US HOW IT WAS DONE.>>Reporter: OUT COMES THE SIGN AND IN COME POTENTIAL BUYERS, LURED BY A POSSIBLE BARGAIN. A VERY NICE, I LIKE HOW THEY KEPT THE ORIGINAL CHARACTER.>>Reporter: A HOUSE THAT A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WOULD HAVE FETCHED $3 MILLION, NOW LISTED FOR $2 MILLION.>>IT’S LIKE A NEVER ENDING PROCESS.>>Reporter: FOR JULY, THE NUMBER OF SALES IN VANCOUVER WAS UP COMPARED TO LAST YEAR, BUT PRICES CONTINUED TO FALL. OVERALL, THEY’RE DOWN NEARLY 10% FROM A YEAR AGO. BUT THE HIGHER END HAS BEEN HIT MUCH HARDER.>>PROBABLY FROM THE PEAK IT’S DOWN 30%.>>Reporter: THIS REALTOR SAYS THE FEDERAL MORTGAGE STRESS TEST, B.C.’S 20% TAX ON FOREIGN BUYERS AND VANCOUVER’S EMPTY HOMES TAX ARE CAUSING PRICES TO FALL.>>PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SPOILED HERE FOR YEARS. YOU LIST THE HOUSE ONE DAY, 10 OFFERS THE NEXT DAY.>>Reporter: FOR THOSE WHO BOUGHT RECENTLY, IT CAN BE PAINFUL. THIS TOWNHOUSE IN VANCOUVER SOLD IN 2016 FOR $1.8 MILLION. IT JUST TRADED HANDS FOR $200,000 LESS. IN 2017, IT COST MORE THAN $3.4 MILLION TO BUY THIS HOUSE. IT JUST SOLD FOR A $1.1 MILLION LOSS. AT THE SAME TIME, NEW CONSTRUCTION IS ADDING TO THE SUPPLY.>>WE DO HAVE A RECORD NUMBER OF UNITS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.>>Reporter: COMBINED WITH A WEAKER MARKET THAT INCREASE IN CHOICE WILL ADD TO THE DOWNWARD PRESSURE.>>DO YOU EXPECT HOUSE PRICES TO MOVE ON AVERAGE 7% LOWER IN METRO VANCOUVER. AND THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER 4% PRICE DECLINE NEXT YEAR.>>Reporter: BACK AT THE OPEN HOUSE, SOME POTENTIAL BUYERS WELCOME THE SLOWDOWN.>>I’VE LIVED HERE MY WHOLE LIFE. I’VE KNOWN MANY FAMILIES HAVING TO LEAVE THE CITY BECAUSE OF THE INCREASED HOUSING PRICES. SO I’VE LOST A LOT OF FRIENDS BORN AND RAISED HERE.>>Reporter: A CHANGE THAT IS RENEWING HOPE IN SOME CORNERS, CAUSING FINANCIAL PAIN IN OTHERS. AND THIS PLACE? DESPITE THE $2 MILLION PRICE TAG, THE AGENT SAID HE RECEIVED TWO OFFERS AFTER THE OPEN HOUSE. GREG RASMUSSEN, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Ian: ONTARIO ALSO HAD A FOREIGN BUYERS TAX SINCE 2017 AND IT COOLED SALES IN TORONTO. RBC SAID THE TORONTO MARKET IS RECOVERING GRADUALLY. DEMAND IS STRONG ENOUGH THAT NEAR RECORD CONDO CONSTRUCTION IS NOT A THREAT. FOREIGN BUYERS MAY BE LOOKING ELSEWHERE. IN MONTREAL, RBC SAYS RISING FOREIGN INVOLVEMENT IS ONE OF THE FACTORS THAT FUELS BUYER INTEREST.>>>WE’RE STILL A MONTH FROM THE START OF THE FALL FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN, BUT REST ASSURED CAMPAIGN PLANKS ARE UNVEILED AT A RAPID CLIP. TODAY, SHEANDREW SCHEER WAS IN TORONTO. AS OLIVIA STEFANOVICH TELLS US, A PROMISE TO CANADIAN PREMIERS HASN’T STOPPED OPPONENTS FROM COMPARING HIM TO ONE PREMIER IN PARTICULAR.>>AS ELECTION NEARS I KNOW THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU WILL TRY TO SPREAD MISINFORMATION AND STOKE FEAR.>>Reporter: PUSHING BACK AGAINST WHAT COULD BE AN UGLY ELECTION CAMPAIGN, CONSERVATIVE LEADER ANDREW SCHEER IS TRYING TO GAIN THE UPPER HAND OVER JUSTIN TRUDEAU.>>WHILE HE FOCUSES ON A CAMPAIGN OF FEAR AND SMEAR, I WILL FOCUS ON MAKING SURE YOU HAVE THE SERVICES THAT YOU NEED.>>Reporter: SCHEER PLEDGES IN LETTERS TO ALL THE PREMIERS THAT IF ELECTED HE WOULD CONTINUE TO INCREASE HEALTH AND SOCIAL TRANSFER PAYMENTS BY AT LEAST 3% EVERY YEAR. FURTHER DETAILS STILL HAVE TO BE SPELLED OUT, BUT AS SOON AS THE CONSERVATIVE STRATEGY WAS ANNOUNCED, SCHEER RECEIVED A LETTER OF HIS OWN. FINANCE MINISTER BILL MORNEAU WRITES UNDER THE LIBERALS HEALTH CARE FUNDING WOULD IN FACT RISE BY 4.1%. AND SAYS SCHEER’S 3% INCREASE AMOUNTS TO A $1.5 BILLION CUT. THEN MORNEAU DRAWS A COMPARISON TO ONTARIO PREMIER DOUG FORD, STATING YOU MAY WRITE LETTERS AND MAKE PROMISES NOW AND DURING THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN, BUT CANADIANS KNOW THAT YOU WILL MAKE PAINFUL CUTS. AFTER MORNEAU’S LETTER, SCHEER RESPONDED ON TWITTER, ACCUSING THE LIBERALS OF LYING AND PROMISING TO MAINTAIN THE CURRENT FORMULA. REGARDLESS, THIS EXPERT WOULD LIKE TO SEE A BIGGER COMMITMENT.>>THE 3% ONLY COVERS THE POPULATION GROWTH AND THE INFLATION, BUT IT DOESN’T CONTAIN THE GROWTH OF REAL SERVICES.>>Reporter: THE INTENT OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM THE ONTARIO PREMIER. BUT THE LIBERALS ARE KEEPING THE COMPARISON FRONT AND CENTRE.>>DOUG FORD MADE THE SAME EMPTY PROMISES, THEN TURNED AROUND AND CUT HEALTH CARE, PUBLIC HEALTH AND SO MUCH MORE.>>I THINK IT’S A PRODUCT OF THE LIBERAL CAMPAIGN NOT BEING ABLE TO LABEL ANDREW SCHEER.>>Reporter: MEANWHILE, THE CONSERVATIVES ARE ATTACKING ON A DIFFERENT FRONT.>>I THINK FOR THE SCHEER CAMPAIGN THIS HAS TO BE A REFERENDUM ON THE PRIME MINISTER AND ON HIS RECORD.>>Reporter: BUT THAT IS NOT THE ONLY RECORD SCHEER WILL BE RUNNING AGAINST. IF THE LIBERALS CONTINUE TO INVOKE FORD’S NAME. OLIVIA STEFANOVICH, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Ian: POLICE IN REGINA ARE LOOKING INTO A PAIR OF TROUBLING ASSAULTS. THE ATTACKER THROWS OFF ON SOMEONE’S FACE AND THE MOTIVATION MAY BE RACE. BONNIE ALLEN SPOKE TO ONE OF THE VICTIMS.>>Reporter: HE LIKES TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES ON HIS CELL PHONE WHEN ON BREAK. SO HE NEVER SAW IT COMING. ON THIS VIDEO RECORDED AND POSTED ONLINE BY THE ALLEGED PERPETRATORS, SOMEONE CALLS OUT — VALVIA GLANCES UP AND THE STRANGER THROWS A CUP OF OFF IN HIS FACE.>>HE JUST THREW COFFEE ON ME AND I WAS IN COMPLETE SHOCK AND THE ONE THAT THREW COFFEE WAS LAUGHING AND THEY WERE MAKING FUN OF ME.>>Reporter: THE COFFEE WAS LUKEWARM, SO HE WASN’T INJURED. POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THIS AND A SECOND CONFIRMED ATTACK ALONG WITH REPORTS OF MORE. ONE VICTIM WAS ATTACKED OUTSIDE WINNERS. COWORKERS SAY HE’S FROM NIGERIA. SHOPPERS ARE REACTING WITH DISGUST.>>THAT’S PRETTY GROSS.>>Reporter: SOME BELIEVE IT’S NO COINCIDENCE THAT BOTH VICTIMS ARE NOT WHITE.>>WHEN YOU LITERALLY JUST GO AFTER SOMEBODY, THAT’S NOT RIGHT. DOESN’T MATTER COLOUR, RACE, RELIGION.>>THIS IS A COUNTRY OF ALL DIFFERENT CULTURE AND A DIFFERENT RACE.>>YOU THINK THE VICTIM WAS TARGETED?>>OF COURSE, THAT IS VISUAL THERE.>>Reporter: POLICE SAY THEY HAVEN’T RULED OUT RACE AS A POSSIBLE MOTIVATION. THE PERSON WHO POSTED THE VIDEO ONLINE SAID THIS. YEAH, MAYBE IT WASN’T RIGHT OF US TO DO THAT AND I’M GOING TO APOLOGIZE RIGHT HERE IF IT WILL MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY. HE WRITES KEEP THE HATE COMING. THEN COMPLAINS ABOUT ALL THE ANGRY MESSAGES HE’S RECEIVED. HE DIDN’T RESPOND TO OUR MESSAGE, BUT HE DEFENDS HIMSELF HERE SAYING HE ONLY PRESSED RECORD, HE DIDN’T THROW THE COFFEE.>>Reporter: BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF REGINA.>>THE FACT THAT HE WAS RECORDING THE VIDEO PLAYED A DIRECT CAUSAL ROLE WITH THE PERSON GETTING SPLASHED WITH OFF. HE’S AS RESPONSIBLE AS THE PERSON WHO SPLASHED THE COFFEE.>>Reporter: VALVIA ONLY MOVED FROM INDIA IN JANUARY. HE’S LIVING WITH FAMILY. GOING TO UNIVERSITY AND WORKING PART-TIME. HE ADMITS, HE’S SCARED, BUT –>>EVERYONE WAS SUPPORTING ME ALSO AFTER THE VIDEO WENT VIRAL, LIKE I THINK ALL OF REGINA WAS WITH ME.>>Ian: THE U.S. HAS OFFICIALLY WITHDRAWN FROM A LANDMARK ARMS TREATY WITH RUSSIA THAT HELPED PUT AN END TO THE COLD WAR. TODAY, BOTH SIDES CONFIRMED IT IS DEAD AND THAT IS SPARKING FEARS OF A RENEWED ARMS RACE. THE INTERMEDIATE-RANGE NUCLEAR FORCES TREATY BANNED AN ENTIRE CATEGORY OF WEAPONS. MEDIUM RANGE MISSILES LAUNCHED FROM THE GROUND WHICH BACK THEN WERE DEPLOYED ACROSS EUROPE. IN 1987, THE SOVIET UNION WAS WARMING UP TO THE WEST UNDER THE POLICY OF OPENNESS.>>RUSSIA HAS JEOPARDIZED THE UNITED STATES SECURITY INTEREST AND WE CAN NO LONGER BE RESTRICTED BY THE TREATY WHILE RUSSIA VIOLATES IT.>>Ian: NOW WASHINGTON SAYS RUSSIA HAS BEEN IGNORING THE TREATY. THE TREATY DEMISE WILL PUSH A GENERATION OF SOPHISTICATED WEAPONS INTO THE OPEN. MISSILES CAPABLE OF STRIKING TARGETS ALMOST ANYWHERE. BUT IN THIS COLD WAR, THERE WOULD BE THREE POWER PLAYERS. LYNDSAY DUNCOMBE REPORTS.>>Reporter: WHEN THE U.S. PRESIDENT TALKS ABOUT NUCLEAR WEAPONS IT VERY MUCH SOUNDS LIKE A RACE.>>President Donald Trump: WE’RE NUMBER ONE, RUSSIA IS IN TWO, CHINA IS NUMBER 3.>>Reporter: THE END OF THE TREATY IS NOT A SURPRISE. RUSSIA HAS BEEN VIOLATING ITS TERMS WITH MISSILE TESTS FOR YEARS, BUT WHAT WORRIES NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION EXPERTS IS THE BIG PICTURE.>>THIS IS VERY SCARY TIMES. WE’RE IN A NEW NUCLEAR ARMS RACE. IF YOU THOUGHT THIS WAS BEHIND US, YOU’RE WRONG.>>Reporter: HE SAYS IT’S AS MUCH ABOUT CHINA AS RUSSIA. CHINA WASN’T BOUND BY THE TREATY, SO IT WAS FREE TO STOCK PILE THE BANNED WEAPONS.>>CHINA IS THE FOE ON THE RISE, THE ONE THEY WANT TO CONFRONT.>>Reporter: STILL THE TREATY’S DEMISE IS THE MOST IMMEDIATELY UNSETTLING FOR EUROPE. THESE RUSSIAN MISSILES CAN REACH EUROPEAN CITIES WITH JUST MINUTES OF WARNING. NATO TODAY PROMISED A MEASURED RESPONSE.>>WE WILL NOT MIRROR WHAT RUSSIA DOES. WE DON’T WANT A NEW ARMS RACE. AND WE HAVE NO INTENTION TO DEPLOY NEW LAND-BASED NUCLEAR MISSILES IN EUROPE.>>Reporter: AND THERE IS ANOTHER BIG DEADLINE LOOMING. THE NEW START TREATY SIGNED IN 2010 IS SET TO EXPIRE NEXT YEAR. IT CAPS NUCLEAR WARHEADS. IN A SPEECH THIS WEEK, NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON SUGGESTED IT MIGHT NOT BE RENEWED.>>WHY EXTEND THE FLAWED SYSTEM JUST TO SAY YOU HAVE A TREATY?>>Reporter: WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION WANTS IS ARM CONTROL AGREEMENTS WITH RUSSIA AND CHINA. THAT WON’T BE EASY. THE PRESIDENT SAID TODAY HE’S SPOKEN TO LEADERS OF BOTH COUNTRIES ABOUT IT. AND… >>President Donald Trump: I’VE REDONE OUR NUCLEAR. WE HAVE NEW NUCLEAR COMING. I HATE TO TELL THAT TO PEOPLE. I HATE TO SAY IT BECAUSE IT’S DEVASTATING, BUT WE’VE ALWAYS GOT TO BE IN THE LEAD.>>Reporter: A HINT AT A NEW RACE WHERE THE OLD RULES DON’T APPLY. LYNDSAY DUNCOMBE, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Ian: ON THE SAME DAY HE IS SCRAPPING THE ARMS PACT WITH MOSCOW, DONALD TRUMP IS TALKING UP EFFORTS TO PERSUADE KIM JONG-UN TO ABANDON HIS NUCLEAR AMBITIONS. THIS IS NEW IMAGES OF MISSILE LAUNCHES EMERGE OUT OF NORTH KOREA. [Speaking Foreign Language]>>Ian: THAT IS STATE MEDIA REPORTING THE TEST OF A GUIDED ROCKET SYSTEM. THE THIRD LAUNCH IN JUST OVER A WEEK AND SUPERVISED PERSONALLY BY KIM HIMSELF. THE LATEST PROJECTILES WERE SHORT RANGE AND FELL INTO THE SEA OF JAPAN. THE TESTS ARE WIDELY SEEN AS A RESPONSE TO THE PLANNED MILITARY EXERCISES BETWEEN SOUTH KOREA AND THE U.S. THE U.S. PRESIDENT RESPONSE CAME IN A SERIES OF TWEETS. CHAIRMAN KIM DOES NOT WANT TO DISAPPOINT ME WITH A VIOLATION OF TRUST. THERE IS FAR TOO MUCH FOR NORTH KOREA TO GAIN AND FAR TOO MUCH TO LOSE. AND THIS — >>President Donald Trump: THOSE ARE SHORT RANGE MISSILES, SURE.>>Ian: AT THE U.N. THURSDAY, THE U.K., FRANCE AND GERMANY CALLED ON NORTH KOREA TO ENGAGE IN MEANINGFUL TALKS WITH THE U.S., BUT TODAY THE NORTH KOREAN FOREIGN MINISTER SKIPPED AN ANNUAL MEETING WITH SOUTH KOREA, JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES.>>>WOMEN IN SAUDI ARABIA WOKE UP TO THE PROMISE OF A FREER FUTURE. NEWS THAT BY THE END OF THE MONTH, THE RESTRICTIVE MALE GUARDIANSHIP RULES WILL LOOSEN A BIT. THEY’LL ALSO BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER A MARRIAGE, DIVORCE OR CHILD’S BIRTH. AND ACT AS A CHILD’S LEGAL GUARDIAN. THAT IS A BIG CHANGE FROM THE WAY THINGS ARE NOW WHEN THE WOMAN’S SON SOMETIMES ACTS AS HER GUARDIAN IN THE ABSENCE OF A FATHER OR HUSBAND. THE CHANGE IS BEING CELEBRATED BY MANY, BUT THERE IS CRITICISM, TOO, FROM THOSE WHO SAY THERE IS STILL SO MUCH MORE TO DO. WE SPOKE TO SAUDI SCHOLAR AND ACTIVIST.>>VERY HAPPY, OF COURSE. ANY KIND OF RESTRICTIONS.>>Ian: THIS IS SIGNIFICANT. AND IT FOLLOWS A TREND. IN 2015, SAUDI WOMEN GOT THE RIGHT TO VOTE. IN 2018, THE WORLD’S LAST BAN ON FEMALE DRIVERS WAS LIFTED THERE. WOMEN COULD FINALLY TAKE THEMSELVES TO WORK IF THEY DID WORK, OR TO MEET FRIENDS. A FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT ABOUT TO GROW, BUT NOT YET BECOME UNIVERSAL.>>IT’S DEFINITELY GOING TO GRANT WOMEN OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE EFFECTIVELY IN TRAINING AND WORK AS WELL AS TRAVEL NEEDED TO ESCAPE VIOLENCE.>>Ian: EVEN AFTER THE CHANGES, WOMEN WILL STILL NEED PERMISSION TO GET MARRIED, LEAVE PRISON, OR AN ABUSE SHELTER. FIRST, THE NEED TO GET MORE WOMEN WORKING.>>THE ECONOMY HAS NOT BEEN GOING WELL. WOMEN ARE THE LARGE PROPORTION OF UNEMPLOYED INSIDE SAUDI ARABIA.>>Ian: SECOND THE IMAGE ISSUE. THE MURDER OF JOURNALIST JAMAL KHASHOGGI AND STORIES ABOUT WOMEN LIKE RAHAF MOHAMMED HAVE GRABBED HEADLINES.>>>>Ian: HER ACCUSATIONS OF ABUSE, RISKING HER LIFE TO FLEE TO CANADA HAVEN’T HELPED.>>Ian: PART OF THAT, SAYS SHE AND OTHERS LIKE AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, RELEASING FEMALE ACTIVISTS DETAINED FIGHTING FOR PRECISELY THESE KINDS OF RIGHTS.>>>WE’RE LIVE ON “THE NATIONAL” AND TRACKING MANY STORIES. INCLUDING EMOTIONAL SERVICES HELD FOR FOUR MURDER VICTIMS IN TORONTO.>>VERY GENTLE AND FRIENDLY FAMILY. I’LL MISS THEM.>>Ian: ABOUT 500 PEOPLE GATHERED AT THE ISLAMIC FOUNDATION OF TORONTO TODAY TO REMEMBER THE FOUR PEOPLE KILLED IN THEIR MARKHAM HOME OVER THE WEEKEND. A 23-YEAR-OLD MAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH FOUR COUNTS OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER. WE’RE TOLD THE FOUR DEAD ARE THE SUSPECT’S GRANDMOTHER, PARENTS AND SISTER.>>HE SEEMS SO STEADY AND SINCERE. AND LOYAL. I THINK SHE WAS JUST A PERFECT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE QUEEN.>>Ian: NEW BRUNSWICK LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR HAS DIED. JOCELYNE ROY VIENNEAU WAS BATTLING CANCER. SHE SPENT FIVE YEARS ON THE JOB. OFFICIAL EVENTS AND GOVERNMENT HOUSE IN FREDERICTON ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.>>>A COMMUNITY MEETING IS UNDER WAY IN GILLAM, MANITOBA. THE REMOTE TOWN HAS BEEN INUNDATED BY POLICE AND JOURNALISTS AS POLICE SEARCH FOR KAM McLEOD AND BRYER SCHMEGELSKY. THE POLICE ARE REDUCING THEIR PRESENCE IN GILLAM, BUT THE MEETING IS BEING HELD FOR RESIDENTS TO TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. THE RCMP WILL BE THERE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.>>>MORE THAN WEEK NOW WITH NO SIGN OF THE TWO WANTED MEN AND NO CLUES AS TO WHERE THEY ARE. TODAY, THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE ISSUED A PUBLIC SAFETY WARNING HEADING INTO THE LONG WEEKEND. THEY SAY TIPS ARE FLOODING IN.>>YESTERDAY IN ABOUT EIGHT HOURS, WE RECEIVED OVER 30 TIPS. AND THESE TIPS CAME FROM ACROSS ONTARIO.>>Ian: THEY MAY HAVE SEEN THE SUSPECTS HITCHHIKING, DRIVER. THE RCMP SAYS EVERY TIP IS FOLLOWED UP ON WITH A TEAM NEWLY IN PLACE, TASKED WITH NOT JUST GETTING THE DETAILS, BUT ANALYZING THEM. OF COURSE, THERE IS NO CONFIRMATION THE SUSPECTS ARE EVEN IN ONTARIO. THE LAST PLACE THEY WERE SEEN WAS SPLIT LAKE, MANITOBA, ON JULY 22ND. 11 DAYS AGO. AND JUST HOURS BEFORE THEIR BURNED VEHICLE WAS FOUND IN NEARBY GILLAM. McLEOD AND SCHMEGELSKY ARE BOTH 6’4″. IF YOU THINK YOU SEE THEM, DON’T APPROACH. REMEMBER AS MANY DETAILS AS YOU CAN. CLOTHING, LICENCE PLATE NUMBER, EVEN PART OF ONE AND CALL IT IN IMMEDIATELY.>>DON’T USE SOCIAL MEDIA AS A MEANS OF REPORTING OR SHARING WITH THEIR FRIENDS. THEY NEED TO REPORT.>>Ian: THE O.P.P. WANTS YOU TO BE VIGILANT ONLINE.>>BE CAREFUL ON THE INFORMATION YOU READ ON SOCIAL MEDIA, MAKING SURE THAT YOU OBTAIN IT FROM A CREDIBLE SOURCE.>>Ian: CHECK WHAT YOU READ AND BE CAREFUL WITH WHAT YOU SHARE. STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”, FROM PAGE-TURNERS TO COPY RIGHT LAWSUITS, THE UGLY TRUTH IN THE ROMANCE NOVEL INDUSTRY. BUT FIRST, STAYING IN VOGUE. PRAISE AND BACKLASH FOR MEGHAN MARKLE’S SEPTEMBER ISSUE.>>I THINK THERE IS CLEARLY A DESIRE THERE TO STAMP HER MARK ON THE ROYAL SCENE AND>>I THINK SHE DID WELL. I REALLY LIKE HER. I MEAN, IT REALLY CAPTURED HER SENSE OF BEAUTY AND FASHION.>>Ian: ON THE STREETS OF LONDON, SOME COULDN’T BE HAPPIER WITH MEGHAN MARKLE’S LATEST PROJECT. THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX GUEST EDITED THE LATEST EDITION OF BRITISH “VOGUE”, BUT NOT EVERYONE SHARES THE ENTHUSIASM. SHE TOOK THE FASHION BIBLE IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION. AS CAMERON MacINTOSH TELLS US, SHE RAISED EYEBROWS ALONG THE WAY.>>Reporter: SHE’S NOT ON THE COVER, BUT NO QUESTION, THIS IS MEGAN’S VOGUE, GUEST EDITED BY THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX. FOR THESE LOYAL READERS, AN EXCITING MOMENT.>>I WAS VERY EXCITED.>>Reporter: IF NOT CONFLICTING.>>SHOULD A ROYAL BE EDITING “VOGUE”?>>NO.>>WHY NOT?>>Reporter: SEPTEMBER IS VOGUE’S MOST READ INFLUENTIAL ISSUE. LIKE MEGHAN MARKLE THESE DAYS, IT’S GETTING PRAISE AND CRITICISM.>>I’M HERE TO CHANGE THE WAY WE LOOK AT THE CLIMATE.>>Reporter: MEGAN FEATURED ACTIVISTS, MODELS, POLITICIANS. MOSTLY LEFT LEANING. MOSTLY WOMEN OF COLOUR. DEFINITELY A STATEMENT.>>THERE IS CLEARLY A DESIRE THERE TO STAMP HER MARK ON THE ROYAL SCENE AND BE AN INFLUENCER AND BE SOMEBODY WHO CHAMPIONS WOMEN.>>Reporter: BUT IN THE MATERIAL BRITISH PRESS SOME ARE TELLING THE DUCHESS TO STICK TO HER LANE. THE “DAILY MAIL” ACCUSED MEGAN OF VANITY AND VIRTUE SIGNALLING. F OTHER ROYALS, THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE AND PRINCESS DI HAVE APPEARED ON THE COVER OF “VOGUE”. PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCE HARRY HAVE EDITED OTHER U.K. MEDIA. NONE GOT THE SAME FLACK AS MEGAN. THIS EDITOR SAYS RACE COULD BE A FACTOR.>>WITH MEGAN, WE HAVE SEEN RACISM IN THE COVERAGE ABOUT HER. THAT’S NOT TO SAY THAT IS INTENTIONAL, BUT THERE IS UNCONSCIOUS BIAS THERE. I DON’T THINK IT’S A RACIST ISSUE. THAT COSTS FOUR POUNDS AND ADVERTISE LUXURY BRANDS.>>Reporter: OUT ON THE NEWSSTANDS, IT’S UNCLEAR IF “VOGUE” CAN INFLUENCE CHANGE, BUT FOR NOW, MEGAN’S INFLUENCE IS DEFINITELY EN VOGUE. CAMERON MacINTOSH, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Ian: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”, THE NOT SO ROMANTIC SIDE TO ROMANCE NOVELS. WHY THAT INDUSTRY IS PLAGUED BY PLAGIARISM.>>I WENT AND DOWNLOADED THE BOOK AND FOUND QUITE A FEW PASSAGES THAT WERE NOT JUST SLIGHTLY SIMILAR, BUT WORD FOR WORD>>Ian: WE’RE LIVE ON “THE NATIONAL”. THE TRAIN DERAILMENT EVACUATION ORDER HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO A 7-KILOMETRE RADIUS AROUND THE SITE. POLICE SAY BETWEEN 12 AND 15 CARS LEFT THE TRACK. SOME MAY BE CARRYING FLAMMABLE CARGO. AN EMERGENCY ALERT SAYS THE DERAILMENT INVOLVES CHEMICAL EXPOSURE. THAT PROMPTED AN IMMEDIATE EVACUATION AROUND THE HAMLET OF IRVINE. RECEPTION CENTRE FOR EVACUEES HAS BEEN SET UP IN NEARBY DUNMORE.>>>WE’RE KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH ON INDONESIA TONIGHT AFTER A POWERFUL 6.9 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE STRUCK OFF THE COAST. IT HIT NEAR SUMATRA AND JAVA. IT WAS ENOUGH TO SEND PEOPLE RUNNING OUT OF OFFICE BUILDINGS AND HOTELS IN PANIC. THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF CASUALTIES OR MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE AREA.>>>THIS HAS BEEN A LONG BATTLE, FIVE YEARS TOO LONG. AND FINALLY, SOMEBODY HAS SAID, THAT THERE IS INFORMATION THAT THIS COP HAS DONE SOMETHING WRONG.>>Ian: A NEW YORK JUDGE HAS RULED THAT A POLICE OFFICER SHOULD BE FIRED OVER THE DEATH OF ERIC GARNER. AN UNARMED BLACK MAN WHOSE DYING WORDS WERE, I CAN’T BREATHE. THE OFFICER WAS ACCUSED OF PUTTING GARNER IN A CHOKE HOLD DURING AN ARREST IN 2014. THE OFFICER DOESN’T FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES RELATED TO THE DEATH. HE’S SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY FOR 30 DAYS, AWAITING A FINAL DECISION FROM THE POLICE COMMISSIONER EXPECTED TO COME THIS MONTH.>>>IMITATION MAY WELL BE THE SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY, BUT LAYING CLAIM TO SOMEONE ELSE’S CREATIVITY CAN HAVE A HEFTY PRICE. ASK KATY PERRY. [ * ]>>Ian: THAT IS PERRY’S HIT DARK HORSE. NOW TAKE A LISTEN TO A SONG THAT IS FOUR YEARS OLDER BY CHRISTIAN RAPPER, MARCUS GRAY. [ * ] THIS WEEK A LOS ANGELES JUDGE ORDERED THE MUSIC SUPERSTAR, HER PRODUCER AND WRITER TO PAY $2.8 MILLION U.S. A JURY RULING PERRY’S SONG CONTAINED A SIX-NOTE BEAT COPIED FROM GRAY’S TUNE.>>>POP CULTURE PLAGIARISM GOES WELL BEYOND MUSIC AS DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON TELLS US THERE, THERE IS A LOT OF LOVE MISSING FOR THE COPY CATS WHO DARE TO IGNORE COPY RIGHT.>>EFFORTLESSLY HE LIFTS ME AT THE HIPS — >>Reporter: REBECCA YOUNG HAS PUT OUT 56 ROMANCE NOVELS UNDER PEN NAMES AINSLEY BOTH OR ZOE YORK. SHE PUBLISHES THEM HERSELF AND SELLS THEM ONLINE ON SITES LIKE AMAZON. THEN ONE DAY, HER READERS NOTICED A PLOT SIMILAR TO A CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER AND HIS INTERN RIGHT DOWN TO THE NAMES OF ONE OF THE MAIN CHARACTERS.>>IT WAS SHOCKING.>>Reporter: THE BOOK YOUNG CO-WROTE WAS CALLED PRIME MINISTER. THE BOOK COPIED HER, YES, PRIME MINISTER.>>IT’S FRUSTRATING WHEN YOU DISCOVERY THAT KIND OF BURNING INJUSTICE INSIDE YOU.>>Reporter: SOME OF THE SIMILARITIES?>>THE HEAD OF SECURITY IN MY STORY, HIS NAME IS LOCKLIN. IN THE OTHER STORY, HIS NAME IS LOCK. IN PRIME MINISTER, THE PRIME MINISTER SAYS I DISCOVERED IT WHEN I WAS A NEW M.P. THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT A RESTAURANT. IN YES, PRIME MINISTER, I FOUND THIS PLACE IN MY FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE.>>Reporter: THERE ARE MANY MORE EXAMPLES, BUT SINCE YES, PRIME MINISTER DID NOT COPY PARAGRAPHS OF HER BOOK WORD FOR WORD, AMAZON WON’T TAKE IT DOWN. BUT THE INDUSTRY IS PLAGUED BY DIRECT PLAGIARISM. AT THE ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA CONVERSATION WHICH YOUNG ATTENDED, IT IS TOP OF MIND FOR MEN. COURTN COURTNEY MILAN HAD A READER TIP HER OFF.>>I DOWNLOADED THE BOOK AND FOUND QUITE A FEW PASSAGES >>Reporter: THE ALLEGED CULPRIT IS AUTHOR, CRISTIANE SERRUYA. 40 DIFFERENT AUTHORS ACCUSE HER OF LIFTING FROM THEIR BOOKS. MILAN SAYS THE DAMAGE SUFFERED WAS EMOTIONAL.>>WE’RE WRITING ABOUT THINGS THAT WERE IMPORTANT TO US.>>Reporter: AND REPUTATIONAL.>>SOMEONE MIGHT READ CRISTIANE SERRUYA’S BOOK BEFORE THEY READ MINE. BECAUSE THEY READ IT IN HERS FIRST. AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WOULD HURT ME IN THE MARKET PLACE.>>Reporter: IN FACT, NORA ROBERTS MADE NEWS EARLIER THIS YEAR WHEN SHE TOOK CRISTIANE SERRUYA TO COURT FOR PLAGIARISM. THE CASE IS STILL ONGOING IN BRAZIL. IT’S A CHOICE NOT ALL AUTHORS HAVE THE TIME OR RESOURCES TO MAKE. DESPITE CHALLENGES, REBECCA YOUNG IS NOT LEAVING HER INDUSTRY ANYTIME SOON.>>OUR BOOK IS A ROBUST NOVEL THAT CONTINUES TO HAVE FANS.>>AND PEOPLE CAN SPOT A FAKE. AND I TRUST READERS, MY READERS.>>Reporter: LIVING OUT HER HER FANTASTICALLY LIFE BY TAPPING INTO OTHER PEOPLES’ FANTASIES.>>Ian: WONDERING WHO WILL BE LEFT TO CARE FOR THEIR SON WITH A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY WHEN THEY’RE NO LONGER AROUND.>>KATHLEEN, HOW MUCH AS BRENDAN’S MOTHER, HOW MUCH DOES HIS FUTURE AFTER YOU’RE GONE WEIGH ON YOUR MIND?>>A LOT. THAT’S THE MAIN THING. IF I COULD LIVE FOREVER THAT WOULD BE GREAT, BUT I CAN’T.>>THE GREATEST FEAR WOULD BE THAT HE HAS TO GO INTO A PLACE LIKE A LARGE INSTITUTION. AND THAT WE DON’T HAVE ANY SAY ABOUT IT.>>Ian: A NOVA SCOTIA MOTHER’S DAUNTING DILEMMA. SECURING THE FUTURE OF AN ADULT CHILD WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY BY FULFILLING HIS DREAM OF HIS OWN PLACE AND PURPOSE. TOM MURPHY SPENT TIME WITH THE FAMILY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EFFORTS. TO ENSURE THAT HE THRIVES OUTSIDE AN INSTITUTION. TONIGHT WE REVISIT THEIR STORY AND STRUGGLE. [ * ]>>THIS IS BRENDAN PURDY SMITH AT AGE 11. A PIANO LESSON WITH A FAVOURITE TEACHER. THIS IS AS FAR AS HE WILL EVER DEVELOP. [ * ]>>VERY NICE JOB, BUD.>>Reporter: HE’S AN ADULT NOW, BUT THE NOTES HE PLAYS ARE STILL THE SAME. THIS IS BRENDAN’S MORNING ROUTINE THAT WOULD BE ANYTHING BUT FOR MOST. FOR ALL OF BRENDAN’S 29 YEARS, HIS PARENTS HAVE BEEN HIS CAREGIVERS, HIS LIFELINE, 24-7.>>GOOD MORNING.>>Reporter: YOU SEE, ALTHOUGH HE’S BIGGER THAN HIS FATHER, BRENDAN IS ESSENTIALLY A 3-YEAR-OLD TODDLER INSIDE AN ADULT’S BODY. BUT LIKE US ALL, HE HAS A PERSONALITY, A LIFE, EVEN A JOB, BECAUSE HIS PARENTS KIM AND KATHLEEN HAVE BEEN DETERMINED TO MAKE IT SO.>>BRENDAN DID A LOT OF THINGS HIMSELF THIS MORNING. BUT IT’S HIS NEXT PHASE IN LIFE THAT CONSUMES KIM AND KATHLEEN NOW.>>HOW MUCH AS BRENDAN’S MOTHER, HOW MUCH DOES HIS FUTURE WEIGH ON YOUR MIND?>>A LOT. THAT’S THE MAIN THING. IF I COULD LIVE FOREVER, THAT WOULD BE GREAT, BUT I CAN’T AND I KNOW IN THE PAST WHEN WE HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH PARENTS, THEY SAY, WELL, I WILL ALWAYS BE HERE FOR MY CHILD. I THINK WAIT A MINUTE, NO, YOU WON’T. AND JUST COMING TO THAT REALIZATION, IT’S VERY IMPORTANT.>>Reporter: KATHLEEN IS IN HER 70s. HER CONSTANT FEAR IS WHO WILL BE LEFT TO CARE FOR BRENDAN WHEN SHE’S GONE? A QUESTION THAT GNAWS AT HER AFTER NINE YEARS ON A WAIT LIST FOR PERMANENT CARE FOR HER SON TO NO AVAIL. THIS IS HOW BRENDAN’S STORY BEGAN. KATHLEEN AND KIM MADE A FILM ABOUT THEIR ONLY SON FROM HIS EARLIEST DAYS. AND LIKE NEW PARENTS DO, THEY LOOKED INTO THEIR INFANT’S EYES WITH WONDER AND DREAMS FOR BRENDAN’S FUTURE. AND THEN JUST BEFORE BRENDAN TURNED 2, THEY GOT THE DIAGNOSE ISIS. SEVERE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY.>>I WENT DELAYED? SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? HOW FAR CAN HE DEVELOP?>>MY MIND I THINK WENT TO, OKAY, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? HOW CAN WE WORK WITH THIS? WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO BECAUSE WE DIDN’T KNOW WHERE IT WAS GOING TO GO.>>HE SAID WE KNOW LESS ABOUT THE BRAIN THAN WE KNOW ABOUT THE STARS. I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW FAR HE CAN DEVELOP. I DON’T KNOW. ALL I CAN TELL YOU IS STIMULATE HIM AS MUCH AS YOU CAN AND TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS. * HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU * HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BRENDAN * HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU >>Reporter: FOR THE NEXT TWO DECADES, KIM AND KATHLEEN FOCUSED ON THEIR SON. THEY INCLUDED HIM IN EVERYTHING THEY DID.>>TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY. WAS IT A GOOD DAY? SAY, YEAH, YEAH. WAS IT A GOOD DAY?>>YEAH, YEAH.>>YEAH. GIVE ME A BIG SLOPPY ONE.>>THANKS.>>Reporter: DESPITE ALL THE LOVE AND ATTENTION THEY COULD MUSTER, BRENDAN DID NOT ADVANCE INTELLECTUALLY, AND YET HIS PARENTS SENSE HE IS WHERE HE BELONGS NOW. PART OF COMMUNITY. STIMULATED SOCIALLY. CONTRIBUTING IN HIS OWN WAY TO SOCIETY.>>YOUNG CHILDREN, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE BIGGEST THING IS TRANSITIONING. SO IF YOU’RE HAPPY HERE, WHY CHANGE? SO GETTING HIM TO BUY INTO THE NEXT THING THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN CAN SOMETIMES TAKE A LOT OF COERCION AND PRODUCING.>>Reporter: FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS, KIM AND KATHLEEN HAVE HAD SOME RESPITE THANKS TO A SUPPORT WORKER PAID FOR BY THE PROVINCE. HIS NAME IS BERRY BENNETT. HE AND BRENDAN HAVE BECOME FRIENDS. BUT WHEN BRENDAN DOESN’T GET WHAT HE WANTS, HE CAN BE TRYING. HE WANTS TO VISIT HIS FAVOURITE MUSIC STORE. AND THE 3-YEAR-OLD IN HIM WON’T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER.>>IT’S CLOSED.>>ALMOST EVERY OCCURRENCE IS ACTING OUT. AND CAN BE BEHIND BRENDAN IN A MINUTE. IF THE SUPPORT PERSON AND THE PEOPLE AROUND HIM ACT ACCORDINGLY, BUT THAT’S REALLY HARD TO DO WHEN THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND BRENDAN’S LANGUAGE.>>WANT TO GO UNDER THE BRIDGE?>>MOST OF THEM ARE IN THE VAIN OF THE REVERSE DYE.>>Reporter: THIS IS BRENDAN’S JOB. HE AND BERRY CREATE AND SELL TIE DIE T-SHIRTS. INSPIRED BY BRENDAN’S LOVE FOR MIXING COLOURS. ON THIS DAY, THEY’RE DROPPING THEM OFF AT LOCAL SHOPS.>>THERE IS YOUR MONEY, BRENDAN. THANK YOU.>>WE’RE LUCKY IN THAT THIS BUSINESS MODEL WITH THIS ENTREPRENEUR, HE’S ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE THINGS AND MAKE THEM HAPPEN.>>Reporter: THE MONEY BRENDAN MAKES GOES TO BUY SUPPLIES AND GUM BALLS. BRENDAN SPENDS A LOT OF HIS DAY AT A PLAY CALLED CAPRI, A SHELTERED WORKSHOP WHERE ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO BECOME ENTREPRENEURS. AND WHERE BERRY, BRENDAN’S SIXTH SUPPORT WORKER IN NINE YEARS, HAS COME TO TRULY UNDERSTAND BRENDAN.>>WE NEED THESE? HE’S WAY SMARTER THAN ANYBODY WOULD GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR. HE KNOWS HOW TO COMMUNICATE WAY FOR EFFECTIVELY THAN WE KNOW HOW TO INTERPRET WHAT HE’S SAYING.>>I’M GOING TO SIT HERE AND TOM SIT OVER THERE.>>Reporter: BRENDAN HAS MORE THAN A 100 SIGNS THAT ARE UNIQUE TO HIM. IT TOOK BERRY A YEAR TO LEARN THEM ALL AND CATALOGUE THEM ON A YouTube CHANNEL FOR FUTURE SUPPORT WORKERS.>>CAN YOU SEE YOUR FACE? IT’S BRENDAN AND BERRY. WE’RE DOING AN UPDATE FOR THE BLOG. TODAY IS PRETTY EXCITING BECAUSE WE HAVE FRIENDS VISITING US AT THE MAKERY. WHO IS HERE TODAY?>> THAT’S STEVE ON THE CAMERA. AND TOM, DIANE WAY BACK THERE AND THERE HERE MAKING A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MR. B.>>SHOW ME DAD.>>DAD.>>SHOW ME MUM.>>CAN YOU SHOW ME THE SIGN FOR PIANO, PLEASE?>>PIANO!>>Reporter: THE MUSIC STORE WHEN IT’S OPEN HAS AN OPEN DOOR POLICY FOR BRENDAN. HE’S WELCOME ANYTIME. THAT’S WHERE WE GET A GLIMPSE OF SOMETHING THAT GIVES HIM PURE JOY.>>[LAUGHTER].>>DO WE NEED TO GET THIS MAN TO LEARN HOW TO TALK? WHY WOULD WE ASK HIM TO DO THAT? I DON’T ASK HIM TO LEARN HOW TO TALK. HIS NEEDS ARE BEING MET BY USING HIS OWN COMMUNICATION. HE DOESN’T HAVE TO MEET MY STANDARDS OR EVERYBODY ELSE’S STANDARDS. THEY NEED TO LEARN HIS LANGUAGE, HIS COMMUNICATION STYLE. THAT I BELIEVE.>>LIKE THAT?>>AS LONG AS AN INDIVIDUAL IS WILLING TO GIVE HIM UNDIVIDED ATTENTION, ONE ON ONE, THE OUTCOME IS 99% POSITIVE.>>THE WORST WOULD BE TO HAPPEN WOULD SIT IN ALL DAY AND NOT BE ENGAGED.>>TWEETY BIRD. THAT’S A LITTLE BIRD.>>SO THIS IS BRENDAN’S PLAN. THIS WAS — THIS IS — THIS PICTURE HERE IS AN IMAGE THAT BRENDAN DESIRES. THIS IS BRENDAN’S DREAM.>>Reporter: THE DREAM CONCEIVED FIVE YEARS AGO WAS TO HAVE BRENDAN FULLY SETTLED IN A HOME IN THE COMMUNITY BY HIS 30TH BIRTHDAY. ONE OF THEIR ARTIST FRIENDS ILLUSTRATED THIS SCROLL.>>WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR FOR BRENDAN?>>THE GREATEST FEAR WOULD BE THAT HE HAS TO GO INTO A PLACE LIKE A LARGE INSTITUTION. AND THAT WE DON’T HAVE ANY SAY ABOUT IT.>>Reporter: IT’S DECEMBER NOW. ANOTHER CHRISTMAS. AND WITH THE CHANGING SEASONS, THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE THAT THINGS WILL SOMEHOW GET BETTER. * SO WHY >>Reporter: BUT THEY DON’T. THE FAMILY STILL CLINGS TO THE PROVINCIAL WAIT LIST FOR PERMANENT CARE. AND NOW BERRY, BRENDAN’S SUPPORT WORKER HAS HAD TO GO ON A LEAVE OF ABSENCE, SO THE FAMILY IS BACK TO SQUARE ONE, WITH KIM AND KATHLEEN LEFT TO CARE FOR BRENDAN ON THEIR OWN ONCE AGAIN.>>YEAH, IT’S A CHALLENGE. I MEAN, WE GO THROUGH THESE DIFFERENT TIMES WHEN IT’S, OH, YEAH, EVERYTHING IS FINE, YOU KNOW, AND THEN IT’S LIKE SOMETHING COMES AT YOU, WHICH IS LIKE WAKE UP, YOU KNOW. THAT’S WHAT — I DON’T KNOW.>>THE REALITY OF THE SITUATION.>>YEP.>>Reporter: HOW ARE YOU MANAGING? HOW ARE YOU DOING PERSONALLY?>>WELL, MOSTLY, I MEAN OKAY, RIGHT. I THINK IT’S — HMM.>>HARD. IT IS HARD.>>Reporter: IT’S AT TIMES LIKE THIS THAT THEIR FEARS OF BRENDAN ENDING UP IN A LARGE INSTITUTION TAKE HOLD.>>I CAN’T IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE FOR HIM. I CAN SEE HIM, YOU KNOW, ACTING OUT, HAVING BAD BEHAVIOR, NOT WANTING TO DO ANYTHING. I DON’T KNOW WHAT –>>DEPRESSED AND OVERWEIGHT WATCHING TV AND NOTHING ELSE.>>YEAH, THAT’S WHAT I’M AFRAID OF. THAT HE WOULD BE IN A DOWNWARD SPIRAL AND MAYBE BE GIVEN MEDICATION. HE DOESN’T TAKE ANY MEDICATION, BUT I KNOW THIS IS WHAT THE SYSTEM, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THEIR MAIN TECHNIQUES.>>JUST BEING MANAGED.>>THAT’S THE BIGGEST FEAR. THAT WILL HAPPEN, BUT — SO THAT’S WHAT WE’RE STRUGGLING AGAINST RIGHT NOW. TOM MURPHY, CBC NEWS, CANNING, NOVA SCOTIA.>>Ian: WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON BRENDAN’S SITUATION SINCE THAT STORY ORIGINALLY AIRED THIS SPRING. HE’S NOW 30 AND RETURNED TO THE SHELTERED WORKSHOP IN JUNE. HE HAS HIS OWN ARTS BUSINESS, MR. B’S MAKERY. AN ENTERPRISE HE RUNS WITH THE SUPPORT WORKER AND BUSINESS PLANNING TEAM. HE WORKS THERE FOUR HOURS A DAY AND STILL LIVES AT HOME WITH HIS PARENTS.>>>UP NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”, SURPRISE DISCOVERY OUTSIDE A LOCAL RESTAURANT.>>SHE SAW A BAG, A WALMART BAG. SHE’S LIKE, PEOPLE COULDN’T THROW IT IN THE GARBAGE. SHE OPENED IT UP AND SAW TWO BOTTLES OF KETCHUP AND THIS NOTE.>>Ian: A ONE-TIME CONDIMENT THIEF IS ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS. THAT’S IN OUR “MOMENT”. BUT FIRST AN UPDATE ON LAST NIGHT’S “MOMENT”. * I’M GOING TO TAKE * MY HORSE >>Ian: SICAMOUS, B.C., THE SIGN KEEPS GETTING STOLEN BECAUSE OF THE SONG. WE TALKED TO THE MAYOR LAST NIGHT ABOUT THE DECISION TO SELL THE SIGNS AND TODAY, THE MAYOR DELIVERED ON HIS PROMISE OF THEIR VERY OWN MUSIC VIDEO. ENJOY. [ * ] * I WANT TO >>Ian: WHEN A KETCHUP BOTTLE WENT MISSING IN A NEW JERSEY RESTAURANT, NO ONE NOTICED. NO ONE BUT THE PERSON WHO STOLE IT. THE THIEF SENT THE RESTAURANT A CONFESSION NOTE. TRYING TO MAKE AMENDS. THE ANONYMOUS THIEF EXPERIENCED BAD LUCK, AND SOMEONE EVEN CRASHED INTO THE THIEF’S CAR AND THEY FELT THEY NEEDED MAKE AMENDS AND FAST. THE NOTE BEHIND THE BAD KARMA KETCHUP AND THE FORGIVENESS THAT FOLLOWED IS OUR “MOMENT”.>>ONE OF MY MANAGERS WORKING WEDNESDAY NIGHT, CLOSING THE RESTAURANT, IT WAS A LITTLE AFTER 9:00. AND WHEN SHE WAS WALKING OUT TO LOCK UP, THERE WAS A GARBAGE PAIL AND NEXT TO IT, SHE SAW A BAG. SHE SAW TWO BOTTLES OF KETCHUP AND THE NOTE. IT SAYS DEAR LACY PERKINS, TWO WEEKS AGO I TOOK ONE OF YOUR KETCHUPS AND SOME REASON I THOUGHT IT WAS RISKY. THIS IS THE WORST THING I’VE DONE. A FEW HOURS LATER, SOMEONE CRASHED INTO MY CAR AND SINCE THEN MY KARMA AND LUCK HAVE BEEN [BLEEP]. I HOPE RETURNING TWO NEW BOTTLES WILL RESTORE LUCK FOR ME. I TOOK A PICTURE OF IT AND PUT IT ON LACY CHATTER. IT’S ABOUT FORGIVENESS, IT’S ABOUT SAYING IT’S OKAY, YOU ADD SOMETHING. I FRAMED IT AT THE RESTAURANT. I PUT IT AS SOON AS YOU WALK IN.>>Ian: TWO THINGS. FIRST WE NEEDED TO HEAR THE OWNER, SHE IS A FANTASTIC CHARACTER. AND THEN THE OTHER THING IS CONFESSION IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL I SUPPOSE. AND SO IF YOU HAVE A KETCHUP KARMA CONFESSION, TWEET ME. IT WILL BE FUN READING. THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR AUGUST 2ND. GOOD NIGHT. [ * ]

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