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>> Andrew: GOOD EVENING, I'M

ANDREW CHANG.

>> Adrienne: AND I'M ADRIENNE

ARSENAULT.

>>> TONIGHT, THE FIRST VACCINE

DOSES IN NOVA SCOTIA FOR THOSE

OVER 80 AND LIVING AT HOME.

>> NOW THAT SHE'S GETTING THIS,

IT'S A BIG RELIEF.

>> Adrienne: PLUS, THE URGENT

CALL FOR ACTION ON BEHALF OF

OLDER ONTARIANS.

>> Andrew:PARLIAMENT VOTES TO

ACCUSE

CHINA OF GENOCIDE.

>> THE EVIDENCE IS SO

OVERWHELMING THAT WE FOE LONGER

-- NO LONGER CAN TURN A BLIND

EYE.

>> Andrew: WHY THE GOVERNMENT

ABSTAINED.

>> WE HAD OVER A MILLION CALLS

TO OUR CALL CENTRE.

>> Adrienne: CHECKING THE BOXES

ON WHAT MAY BE A COMPLICATED TAX

SEASON.

>> Andrew: AND PERSEVERANCE JUST

KEEPS ON GIVING.

>> THE MANOEUVRE HAS STARTED.

>> Andrew: NEW VIDEO SHOWS THE

MOMENT OF CONTACT.

>>> THIS IS "THE NATIONAL."

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>> Adrienne: AFTER WEEKS OF

ANXIETY AND FRUSTRATION,

CANADA'S DELAYED VACCINATION

ROLLOUT MIGHT FINALLY BE SET TO

ACCELERATE.

>> Andrew: THE GOVERNMENT SAYS

THAT IT EXPECTS A RECORD WEEKLY

NUMBER OF DOSES FROM ITS

BIG PHARMA PARTNERS, PFIZER AND

BioNTech WILL HAVE A

COMBINED 640,000 DOSES, OF THE

FOUR MILLION DUE, BUT NOW THAT

THE DOSES ARE ARRIVING IN SUCH

NUMBERS, ARE THE PROVINCES READY

TO GET THEM TO YOU?

>> Adrienne: EACH WILL TAKE ITS

OWN APPROACH AND MAKE DIFFERENT

RATES OF PROGRESS.

FOR ITS PART, TODAY NOVA SCOTIA

LAUNCHED A TEST PROJECT FOR MASS

VACCINATIONS.

IT IS STARTING WITH VULNERABLE

SENIORS AND HOPES TO SCALE UP

QUICKLY.

KAYLA HOUNSELL GOT AN UPCLOSE

LOOK.

>> Reporter: THIS IS HOW

83-YEAR-OLD ALVINA POOL HAS BEEN

KEEPING HERSELF BUSY AND ACTIVE

FOR THE PAST YEAR -- WALKING THE

HALLS OF HER APARTMENT BUILDING.

SHE LOVES SOCIALIZING, BUT STAYS

IN BECAUSE SHE KNOWS THAT SHE'S

VULNERABLE TO COVID-19.

>> I DON'T GO INTO RESTAURANTS.

I MISS ALL OF THAT STUFF THAT I

USED TO DO.

>> Reporter: SHE SAYS THAT

GETTING VACCINATED IS THE FIRST

STEP TOWARD A RETURN TO

NORMALCY.

>> JUST LOOKING FORWARD TO IT,

BECAUSE I HAVEN'T BEEN OUT OF

THIS APARTMENT FOR A LONG TIME.

>> Reporter: TODAY SHE WAS AMONG

THE FIRST IN LINE TO BE

IMMUNIZED IN NOVA SCOTIA'S FIRST

COMMUNITY CLING CLINIC.

WELCOME NEWS

FOR HER SON WHO HAS BEEN TRYING

TO BALANCE TAKING HIS MOMS FOR

WALKS WITH KEEPING HER SAFELY

INSIDE.

>> IT'S BEEN A HUGE STRESS ON

ME.

SORRY.

FOR THE LAST YEAR, IT'S BEEN A

VERY HUGE STRESS.

NOW THAT SHE'S GETTING THIS,

IT'S A BIG RELIEF.

>> Reporter: TODAY'S CLINIC IS

FOR PEOPLE OVER 80 WHO DON'T

LIVE IN LONG-TERM CARE HOMES, A

PROTOTYPE FOR WHICH 500 PEOPLE

HAVE BEEN RANDOMLY SELECTED BY

THEIR POSTAL CODE.

RESEARCHERS ARE HERE TOO,

CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS TO

DETERMINE WHAT WORKS AND WHAT

DOESN'T.

>> SO THE CLINICS COULD CHANGE

AS WE LEARN FROM THIS ONE, BUT

THE HOPE IS THAT WE WILL BE

MOVING EVERYTHING THAT WE

LEARNED HERE TO REST OF THE

CLINICS AS THEY STAND UP ACROSS

THE PROVINCE.

>> Reporter: THERE ARE 48,000

NOVA SCOTIANS OVER THE AGE OF

80.

THEY'LL ALL BE INVITED TO ATTEND

CLINICS BY NEXT MONTH.

>> I'M EXCITED, REALLY.

IT WAS A CHRISTMAS GIFT THAT

DIDN'T HAVE TO BE WRAPPED.

>> Reporter: FOR THIS FAMILY

THERE IS NO VACCINE HESITANCY,

ONLY APPRECIATION.

BUT

POOL SAID THAT SHE WOULD HAVE

GIVEN UP HER SHOT FOR SOMEONE

ELSE.

>> BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE A LOT

WORSE OFF THAN I AM.

AS YOU CAN SEE I'M PRETTY FIT.

[laughter]

>> Reporter: SHE ALREADY HAS HER

APPOINTMENT FOR HER NEXT DOSE.

THAT WILL GIVE BOTH HER AND HER

FAMILY EVEN

MORE PEACE OF MIND.

>> I'M RIGHT BEHIND YOU.

DON'T WORRY, I'M RIGHT BEHIND

YOU.

>> Adrienne: SO KAYLA IS JOINING

US FROM THE I.W.K. HEALTH CENTRE

IN HALIFAX.

KAYLA, WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?

>> Reporter: WELL, ADRIENNE, AS

WE HEARD ALVINA POOL HAS HER

APPOINTMENT FOR THAT NEXT DOSE,

AND DR. ROBERT STRANG, THE

PROVINCE'S CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

OF HEALTH, SAYS THAT

HE HOPES THAT ALL NOVA SCOTIANS

OVER THE AGE OF 80 WILL HAVE

THAT SECOND DOSE BY EARLY-TO-MID

APRIL.

AND THEN THE PROVINCE WILL START

MOVING THAT AGE BRACKET DOWN BY

FIVE YEARS AT A TIME.

>> Adrienne: OKAY, SO THE FIRST

VACCINATION CLINICS IT SEEMS ARE

BEGINNING IN FIRST NATIONS

COMMUNITIES.

WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT HOW

THAT WILL WORK?

>> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT.

THE FIRST WILL BE ON THE

MILLBROOK FIRST NATION.

THAT'S ON WEDNESDAY.

AND THE PROVINCE REALLY IS

GIVING FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES

A LOT OF CONTROL OVER HOW THEY

CHOOSE TO ADMINISTER THIS

VACCINE.

THEY ARE DOING THINGS A LITTLE

BIT DIFFERENTLY.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, THEY ARE

STARTING AT AGE 55 AND OLDER,

INSTEAD OF 80.

AND THEY SAY THAT IS BECAUSE

THEY REALLY WANT TO FOCUS ON

THEIR ELDERS AND KNOWLEDGE

KEEPERS TO ENSURE THAT THEY

PROTECT THEIR LANGUAGE AND

CULTURE, ADRIENNE.

>> Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, KAYLA,

THANK YOU FOR THIS.

>> Reporter: YOU'RE WELCOME.

>> Andrew: OKAY, AND ALSO IN

NOVA SCOTIA, THE PROVINCE'S

CHIEF MEDICAL HEALTH OFFICER

DR. ROBERT STRANG, GOOD ENOUGH

TO MAKE SOME TIME FOR US.

HELLO, DOCTOR.

CAN YOU TELL US WHAT IS YOUR

INITIAL SENSE OR YOUR INTEL FROM

THE GROUND ON HOW TODAY WENT?

AND A SENSE OF WHAT WORKED AND

MAYBE WHAT DIDN'T WORK.

>> YEAH, WE CHECKED IN WITH THE

FOLKS RUNNING THE CLINIC.

AND THEY SAID THAT THINGS WENT

REALLY WELL.

WE'VE GOT RESEARCHERS WHO WE'RE

SURVEYING ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO

CAME THROUGH, GOT IMMUNIZED AND

GETTING THEIR SENSE EVEN FROM

THEIR REGISTRATION TO PARKING TO

CLINIC FLOW, ALL OF THOSE

THINGS.

AND WE'LL PUT THAT TOGETHER AT

THE END OF THE FOUR DAYS OF THE

CLINIC AND HELP TO MAKE THE

FUTURE CLINICS BETTER.

>> Andrew:BECAUSE ARE YOU

ALREADY

GETTING A SENSE OF WHAT THE

STUMBLING BLOCKS MIGHT BE?

BECAUSE OTHER PROVINCES WILL BE

WATCHING HOW YOUR PROVINCE DOES

AS WELL.

SO MAYBE PARTICULARLY FOR THIS

AGE GROUP, THINGS THAT YOU THINK

THEY OUGHT TO BE MINDFUL ABOUT

OR TAKE INTO ACCOUNT?

>> SOME OF THE BIGGEST THINGS

IS IDENTIFYING PEOPLE.

SO WE USED OUR HEALTH CARE

DATABASE TO

IDENTIFY PEOPLE BY AGE GROUP.

AND THEY GOT INVITATIONS AND

FUTURE CLINICS, THAT YOU WON'T

NEED AN INVITATION BUT,

CERTAINLY, A LETTER WILL GO OUT

TO TELL PEOPLE THEY CAN NOW

REGISTER.

AND THEY CAN HAVE AN ONLINE OR A

PHONE LINE OPTION.

FOR THIS AGE GROUP ESPECIALLY

YOU CAN'T RELY FOR ONLINE.

AND DETAILS AROUND PARKING AND

MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE EXTRA

ACCESSIBLE PARKING.

SO PEOPLE CAN PARK CLOSELY.

IT'S A BUSY HOSPITAL, BUT THOSE

THINGS CAN MAKE BIG

DIFFERENCES IF PEOPLE ARE

ACTUALLY COMFORTABLE ON COMING

OR NOT.

>> Andrew: GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU

ON THIS, DR. STRANG ON DAY ONE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

>> Adrienne: NOW ONTARIO'S

VACCINE ROLLOUT WON'T JUST LOOK

DIFFERENT FROM THOSE OF OTHER

PROVINCES, IT COULD LOOK

DIFFERENT IN EACH OF ITS OWN 34

PUBLIC HEALTH UNITS.

>> THE PEOPLE MOST CLOSELY TO

THEIR COMMUNITIES, THE PUBLIC

HEALTH UNITS, ARE MAKING THE

DECISIONS ON WHAT IS THE FASTEST

AND THE EASIEST AND MOST

EQUITABLE WAY TO ENSURE THAT

PEOPLE GET THE VACCINES THEY

NEED.

>> Adrienne: SO THE PROVINCE

SAYS THAT VACCINES WILL BE

DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL HEALTH

UNITS BASED ON POPULATION.

THEY WILL HAVE TO FOLLOW THE

PROVINCES' REQUIREMENTS TO

VACCINATE THE PRIORITY

POPULATIONS FIRST.

BUT DETAILS ON HOW AND WHEN TO

VACCINATE THOSE GROUPS WILL BE

UP TO LOCAL OFFICIALS.

>> Andrew: AND SOME WELCOME

VACCINE NEWS FROM OTTAWA TODAY.

THE OXFORD AstraZeneca

VACCINE COULD BE BE DAYS AWAY

FROM HEALTH CANADA APPROVAL.

TODAY THE CHIEF MEDICAL ADVISOR

SAID THAT ALL OF THE NECESSARY

INFORMATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED

AND NOW IT SIMPLY NEEDS TO DO

ITS FINAL DUE DILIGENCE ON

ISSUES LIKE LABELING AND OTHER

PRODUCT INFORMATION.

NOW IF IT IS APPROVED, IT WILL

BE IN PART BECAUSE THE CLINICAL

TRIAL DATA WAS CONVINCING.

BUT TAKE A LOOK AROUND THE WORLD

WHERE THE VACCINES ARE ALREADY

BEING GIVEN ON A WIDER SCALE.

AND THERE'S DATA SHOWING HOW

EFFECTIVE IT MIGHT BE AFTER EVEN

JUST ONE DOSE.

VIK ADHOPIA LOOKS AT THAT

PROMISING NEWS TONIGHT.

>> I DON'T LIKE --

>> Reporter: WITH A POPULATION

OF ABOUT THE SIZE OF ALBERTA,

SCOTLAND HAS MANAGED TO GIVE ONE

OUT OF EVERY FIVE PEOPLE AT

LEAST ONE VACCINE SHOT.

AND IT IS SEEING PROMISING

RESULTS WITH JUST THAT SINGLE

DOSE.

FOUR WEEKS AFTER A SHOT, THE

PFIZER-BioNTech VACCINE WAS

85% EFFECTIVE AT PREVENTING

HOSPITALIZATIONS.

FOR THE OXFORD AstraZeneca

VACCINE, IT'S EVEN HIGHER AT

94%.

AND FOR THOSE OVER 80 YEARS OLD,

IT WAS 81% FOR BOTH VACCINES.

>> WE'RE ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED

AND DELIGHTED ON SEVERAL FRONTS.

>> Reporter: THE LEAD RESEARCHER

SAYS THAT HOLDING OFF ON THE

SECOND DOSE HAS BEEN WORTH THE

TRADEOFF.

>> THEY'RE TRYING TO PRIORITIZE

THE

ROLLOUTS OF THE VACCINE AND

GETTING THE FIRST TO AS MANY

PATIENTS AS POSSIBLE AS QUICKLY

AS POSSIBLE, SEEMS A SENSIBLE

WAY FORWARD.

>> Reporter: ISRAEL IS ALSO

REPORTEDLY SEEING SIMILAR

PROTECTION.

JUST ONE SHOT WAS 85% EFFECTIVE

AT PREVENTING

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS IN HOSPITAL

STAFF.

QUBEC HAS ALREADY ADOPTED THE

SINGLE-DOSE STRATEGY AMID SOME

CONTROVERSY.

EVEN HIGH-RISK PEOPLE LIKE

RESIDENTS OF THIS LONG-TERM CARE

HOME GOT JUST ONE SHOT.

TODAY 23 OF THEM STILL TESTED

POSITIVE.

BUT OFFICIALS SAY THAT WHAT

MATTERS IS THAT THE WORST OFF

HAVE JUST MILD SYMPTOMS.

>> WE HAVE CASES.

WE HAVE AN OUTBREAK

IN THIS LONG-TERM CARE.

THE PATIENTS ARE NOT SICK.

SO VERY LITTLE -- VERY LITTLE

SYMPTOMS AND NO TRANSFERS TO THE

HOSPITAL CARE.

>> Reporter: THERE'S NOW ENOUGH

REAL-WORLD EVIDENCE FOR THE REST

OF CANADA TO RETHINK ITS

VACCINATION PLANS, ACCORDING TO

ONE OF QUBEC'S TOP HEALTH

OFFICIALS.

>> IT WILL REDUCE THE NUMBER OF

HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS BY

DEFERRING THE SECOND DOSE AND

ADMINISTERING THE FIRST DOSE TO

AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.

>> Reporter: DESPITE NEWS THAT

HEALTH CANADA MAY SOON APPROVE

THE OXFORD AstraZeneca

VACCINE, CANADA'S VACCINATION

EFFORTS STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO

GO.

VIK ADHOPIA, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.

>> Adrienne: TIGHTER RULES TOOK

EFFECT TODAY FOR TRAVELLERS

FLYING INTO CANADA.

THEY HAVE TO BOOK A HOTEL FOR

THREE DAYS TO AWAIT RESULTS OF

THEIR COVID-19 TEST.

MAKDA GHEBRESLASSIE SHOWS US HOW

FRUSTRATING IT CAN BE TO FOLLOW

THOSE RULES.

>> Reporter: FLYING INTO CANADA

TODAY MEANT COVID TESTS AND NEW

RULES TO FOLLOW.

>> THE ESSENTIAL PRIORITY IS

THAT YOU'RE

BEING MANDATED TO GET A HOTEL.

THAT IS VERY STRESSFUL ON THE

POCKET.

>> Reporter: WHILE THEY WAIT FOR

TEST RESULTS, TRAVELLERS HAVE TO

BOOK A THREE-DAY STAY AT

APPROVED HOTELS LIKE THIS ONE IN

MONTRAL.

MEALS ARE PROVIDED AND THE PRICE

VARIES FROM HOTEL TO HOTEL.

>> $436 A NIGHT.

>> IT'S $180 A NIGHT.

>> Reporter: THIS TRAVELLER

DECIDED TO PUT UP A FIGHT, AFTER

OFFICIALS REJECTED HIS

ALTERNATIVE AND SLAPPED HIM WITH

A FINE OF $3,000.

>> I DON'T THINK THAT IT'S FAIR,

FAIR FOR ME TO PAY FOR A HOTEL

WHEN I COULD PAY FOR AN AIRBNB.

>> Reporter: OTHERS ARE

STRUGGLING TO GET THROUGH ON THE

PHONE LINE PROVIDED.

>> EACH TIME WE WAITED THREE

HOURS ON HOLD AND AFTER THREE

HOURS IT JUST CUTS OFF.

>> Reporter: CHRIS SPENT THE

LAST FOUR DAYS TRYING TO BOOK A

ROOM FOR HIS WIFE WHO WAS

RECENTLY APPROVED TO COME TO

CANADA AS A PERMANENT RESIDENT.

SHE'S SCHEDULED TO FLY FROM SRI

LANKA NEXT WEEK.

>> MY MAIN CONCERN IS THAT SHE

WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO COME.

>> Reporter: HE FINALLY GOT

THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

OTHERS HAVE ALSO COMPLAINED

ABOUT THE PROCESS, BUT THE NEW

RULES COULD HELP PREVENT THE

SPREAD OF THE VARIANTS OF THE

VIRUS, SAYS THIS EXPERT.

>> IF EVERYONE QUARANTINES FOR

TWO WEEKS AFTER THEY TRAVEL

INTERNATIONALLY, WE WILL NOT

HAVE NEW CASES OF ANY OF THESE

NEW VARIANTS.

NOW THE VARIANTS THAT ARE

ALREADY HERE LIKE THE U.K.

VARIANT AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN

VARIANT, WHICH APPEARS TO BE

HERE AS WELL, THOSE WILL

CONTINUE TO

SPREAD IF WE KEEP HAVING

GATHERINGS.

>> Reporter: HEALTH CANADA SAYS

THAT INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS

ARE KEPT ON SEPARATE HOTEL

FLOORS AWAY FROM OTHER GUESTS.

AND THOSE ROOMS ARE FILLING UP.

NEARLY 1,500 TRAVELLERS ARE

BOOKED TO STAY IN THOSE HOTELS

AND THAT'S JUST FOR THE FINAL

DAYS OF THIS MONTH.

MAKDA GHEBRESLASSIE, CBC NEWS,

TORONTO.

>> Andrew: WELL, MORE THAN HALF

A MILLION PEOPLE IN THE U.S.

HAVE NOW DIED IN THIS PANDEMIC.

TONIGHT PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN

MARKED THE MOMENT.

HE ASKED AMERICANS TO RESIST

BECOMING NUMB TO THE SORROW.

>> President Joe Biden: WE MUST

END THE BLKS AND THE

MISINFORMATION THAT HAS DIVIDED

FAMILIES, COMMUNITIES AND THE

COUNTRY.

AND IT'S COST TOO MANY LIVES

ALREADY.

>> Andrew: BIDEN URGED PEOPLE TO

WEAR MASKS, KEEP THEIR DISTANCE,

AND GET THE VACCINE WHEN THEY

CAN.

HE THEN JOINED VICE PRESIDENT

KAMALA HARRIS FOR A MOMENT OF

SILENCE OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE

TO HONOUR ALL OF THE AMERICAN

LIVES LOST TO COVID.

>> Adrienne: TOMORROW U.S.

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN WILL HAVE

HIS FIRST OFFICIAL ONE-ON-ONE

MEETING WITH ANY WORLD LEADER

AND IT'S WITH JUSTIN TRUDEAU.

DAVID COCHRANE IS IN OTTAWA WITH

MORE ON THE MEETING, THE

DISCUSSIONS THAT WILL FOLLOW

BETWEEN TOP MEMBERS OF BOTH

CABINETS AND CRUCIALLY WHAT

COMES NEXT.

SO FIRST, DAVID, CAN YOU SPELL

OUT THE SIGNIFICANCE HERE?

>> Reporter: YEAH, ADRIENNE, THE

SIGNIFICANCE IS SIMPLY THAT

JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS THE FIRST

MEETING.

AND CANADIAN OFFICIALS SAY THAT

REFLECTS CANADA'S IMPORTANCE AS

AN ECONOMIC PARTNER AND ALSO THE

BROAD ALIGNMENT BETWEEN THE TWO

ON BIG ISSUES LIKE COVID,

CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE ECONOMY.

BIDEN IS MAKING A BIG EFFORT TO

REHABILITATE THE U.S. ON THE

WORLD STAGE, BUT U.S. OFFICIALS

ALSO TELL US THAT HE WANTS TO

REVITALIZE THAT CANADA-U.S.

RELATIONSHIP AFTER FOUR TOUGH

YEARS OF DONALD TRUMP.

AND ALREADY BIDEN HAS THROWN HIS

FULL

SUPPORT WITH SECURING THE

RELEASE OF THE TWO MICHAELS,

SPAVOR AND KOVRIG FROM CHINESE

DETENTION.

NOW THE MICHAELS WILL ALSO BE

DISCUSSED TOMORROW, BUT GIVEN

THE SENSITIVITY OF

THAT ISSUE, OFFICIALS AREN'T

ELABORATING ON THOSE TALKS.

>> Adrienne: SO, DAVID, SHOULD

ANYONE EXPECT THIS TO LEAD TO

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS?

>> Reporter: THERE WILL BE SOME,

NOTABLY ON MAKING BATTERIES FOR

ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

WHICH IS AN ISSUE THAT TICKS THE

GREEN JOBS AND

CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION BOXES.

BUT BROADLY WHAT YOU WILL SEE,

ADRIENNE IS A BLUEPRINT ON HOW

THE TWO COUNTRIES CAN WORK

TOGETHER WITH SPECIFIC

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE RELEVANT

CABINET MINISTERS TO ADVANCE

THINGS.

THERE ARE TENSIONS THOUGH.

THEY STILL NEED TO SORT OUT HOW

BIDEN'S BUY AMERICAN POLICY WILL

AFFECT CANADA, BUT THERE'S

GOODWILL TO WORK ON THAT.

SO YOU WILL SEE PROGRESS, YOU

WILL SEE COOPERATION, WHAT YOU

SHOULDN'T SEE IS THE CHAOS AND

THE ANXIETY OF THE TRUMP YEARS.

>> Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, DAVID,

THANK YOU.

I KNOW THAT YOU'LL BE WATCHING.

>> Reporter:THANK YOU.

>> Andrew: WELL, STRONG PUBLIC

CONDEMNATION TODAY OF CHINA'S

TREATMENT OF ITS

UIGHUR MINORITY.

THE HOUSE OF COMMONS VOTED

OVERWHELMINGLY IN FAVOUR OF THE

MOTION CALLING IT GENOCIDE.

BUT AS SALIMAH SHIVJI EXPLAINS,

SOME NOTABLE M.P.s WERE

ABSENT.

>> STOP THE ILLEGAL GENOCIDE!

>> Reporter: PRESSURE OUTSIDE

PARLIAMENT FOR A MORE FORCEFUL

STANCE ON WHAT'S HAPPENING IN

CHINA'S XINJIANG PROVINCE.

TO THE MUSLIM MINORITY UIGHURS.

>> MY FATHER WAS TAKEN TO THE

CONCENTRATION CAMP AND AFTER

THAT I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED

TO HIM.

THIS IS TEXTBOOK-STYLE GENOCIDE.

>> Reporter: ADDING TO THE

PRESSURE INSIDE.

>> THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF

CHINA --

>> Reporter: A CONSERVATIVE

MOTION CALLING FOR THE HOUSE TO

CALL IT A GENOCIDE.

>> THE EVIDENCE IS SO

OVERWHELMING, THAT WE NO LONGER

CAN TURN A BLIND EYE.

>> Reporter: MOUNTING EVIDENCE

LIKE WITNESS TESTIMONY,

SATELLITE PHOTOS AND LEAKED

DOCUMENTS.

>> WE HAVE BECOME SADLY USED TO

HEARING THE PHRASE "IT'S

COMPLICATED" TO JUSTIFY NOT

DOING WHAT IS CLEARLY THE RIGHT

THING.

>> Reporter: ONLY IT IS

COMPLICATED FOR THE LIBERALS,

TRYING TO BALANCE SUPPORT FOR

GLOBAL HUMAN

RIGHTS WITH THEIR STRUGGLE TO

MANAGE FRAUGHT RELATIONS WITH

CHINA.

THE TWO MICHAELS, KOVRIG AND

SPAVOR, ARE IN A SECOND YEAR OF

DETENTION AND BEIJING IS

WATCHING, DENYING A GENOCIDE.

>> (Speaking Foreign

Language).

>> Reporter: ANOTHER

COMPLICATION FOR THE PRIME

MINISTER, HE'S ACKNOWLEDGED THAT

CANADA COMMITTED GENOCIDE

AGAINST ITS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.

JUSTIN TRUDEAU ON FRIDAY WAS

HESITANT.

>> Rt. Hon.Justin Trudeau: UM,

WE ARE, UM, STILL, UM,

REFLECTING VERY CAREFULLY ON THE

BEST PATH FORWARD FOR CANADA.

>> Reporter:TODAY NOTABLY

ABSENT, ALONG WITH THE REST OF

HIS CABINET, LEAVING

IT TO THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS

MINISTER TO SAY --

>> I ABSTAINED ON BEHALF OF THE

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA.

>> Reporter: WITH EVERY OTHER

LIBERAL M.P. FREE TO VOTE IN

UNISON.

>> I VOTE IN FAVOUR OF THE

MOTION.

>> I VOTE IN FAVOUR OF THE

MOTION.

>> I VOTE IN FAVOUR OF THE

MOTION.

>> I DECLARE THE MOTION AS

AMENDED, CARRIED.

>> Reporter: THE MOTION IS

NON-BINDING, MEANING NOTHING

REALLY HAS TO HAPPEN NEXT.

BUT THE CONSERVATIVE LEADER

WANTS THE LIBERAL MOVE NOTICED.

>> THEIR COORDINATED ABSENCE

SPEAKS VOLUMES.

>> Reporter: IT SPEAKS ALSO TO

THE ONLY PATH AVAILABLE TO

LIBERAL MINISTERS, SIMPLY NOT

VOTING, WITH THE CONSERVATIVES

BACKING THE GOVERNMENT INTO A

CORNER ON AN ISSUE WHERE THE

TORIES SEE THE MINORITY LIBERALS

AS VULNERABLE.

SALIMAH SHIVJI, CBC NEWS,

OTTAWA.

>> Adrienne: THE U.N. SENT A

DIRECT MESSAGE TODAY TO THE

GENERALS WHO TOOK OVER MYANMAR

THREE WEEKS AGO -- RELEASE THE

PRISONERS AND STOP THE

REPRESSION.

THE MILITARY IS NOT BACKING

DOWN, BUT AS RENE FILIPPONE

TELLS US, NEITHER ARE THE

PROTESTERS.

>> Reporter: LOUD BUT PEACEFUL

AND IN SOME THE LARGEST NUMBERS

YET.

A NATIONWIDE SHOW OF SOLIDARITY.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS COME OUT

IN CITIES ACROSS MYANMAR.

ALL DEFYING A WARNING FROM THE

MILITARY THAT CONFRONTATION

COULD LEAD TO BLOODSHED.

>> (Speaking Foreign

Language).

>> Reporter: "WE WILL CLOSE ALL

OF OUR SHOPS AND COME HERE TO

PROTEST," SAYS THIS MAN.

THE CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE MOVEMENT

OR C.D.M. HAS LED TO TODAY'S

GENERAL STRIKE.

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND

PROFESSIONALS ALIKE, ALL JOINED

IN AN ATTEMPT TO PARALYZE THE

COUNTRY.

>> IT WILL NOT BE EASY BUT IT IS

POSSIBLE.

SO WE HAVE TO SUPPORT THIS

C.D.M.

AND IT'S THE ONLY SOLUTION TO

END THIS.

>> Reporter: AMONG THEIR

TACTICS, RAILWAY WORKERS HAVE

USED THEIR BODIES TO BLOCK

TRAINS, DISRUPTING

TRANSPORTATION.

STRIKES HAVE FORCED SOME BANKS

TO CLOSE.

>> WE DON'T HAVE THE CAPACITY --

>> Reporter: HE'S WITH THE

MYANMAR THINK TANK AND SAYS THAT

SOLDIERS ARE FILLING IN FOR

STAFF, BUT IT'S NOT WORKING.

>> THEY CAN'T REPLACE THE PEOPLE

IN THE CENTRAL BANK.

THEY CAN'T REPLACE THE PEOPLE IN

THE MINISTRY.

SO THEY ARE FEELING THE

PRESSURE.

>> Reporter:OVER THE WEEKEND A

FACEOFF

TURNED DEADLY IN THE CITY OF

MANDOLAY, THEY USED LIVE

AMMUNITION TO DISBURSE CROWDS,

KILLING TWO MEN.

AND GRIEF POURED INTO THE

STREETS OF THE CAPITAL OF NAY

PYI TAW ON SUNDAY

FOR THE FUNERAL OF A WOMAN WHO

WAS SHOT IN AN EARLIER PROTEST.

>> (Speaking Foreign

Language).

>> Reporter: ALL EYES ON THE

GENERAL MIN AUNG HLAING, LEADER

OF THE COUP, AND HOW HE

WILL DEAL WITH THE PROTESTS AND

DEMANDS TO RELEASE THE CIVILIAN

LEADER AUNG SAN SUU KYI AND

HUNDREDS OF OTHERS.

>> IF THIS IS GOING TO ESCALATE,

IS HE PREPARED TO TAKE THE RISK?

THIS TIME I THINK HE HAS TO BE A

BIT MORE CAREFUL.

>> Reporter: CAREFUL, BECAUSE

THESE YOUNG PROTESTERS ARE

SHOWING NO SIGNS OF BACKING

DOWN.

THEY SEE THIS MOMENT AS THEIR

REVOLUTION.

RENE FILIPPONE, CBC NEWS,

LONDON.

>> Adrienne: THE CANADA REVENUE

AGENCY IS BRACING FOR A VERY

BUSY TAX SEASON.

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>> WE HAD OVER A MILLION CALLS

TO OUR CALL CENTRES.

>> Adrienne: NEXT ON "THE

NATIONAL," WHY THE PANDEMIC

COULD COMPLICATE YOUR TAX

RETURN.

>> Andrew: SENIORS WHO LIVE AT

HOME WANT TO KNOW WHEN THEY'LL

GET THE VACCINE.

>> I FEEL LIKE I'M IN A JAIL.

I'M LOCKED UP IN THE JAIL.

>> Andrew: WHY THEY'RE AT RISK

OF MORE THAN JUST COVID-19.

>> Adrienne: AND NASA'S NEW

VIDEO OF THE DRAMATIC DESCENT TO

THE RED PLANET.

>> NAVIGATION HAS CONFIRMED THAT

THE PARACHUTE HAS DEPLOYED.

>> Adrienne: A FRONT-ROW SEAT TO

A MOMENT IN PERSEVERANCE.

WE'RE BACK IN TWO.

(*)

>> Andrew:WELL, TODAY MARKS THE

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF TAX SEASON,

THE FIRST

DAY THAT CANADIANS CAN FILE

THEIR RETURNS.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS

ALREADY WARNED THAT THIS YEAR

WILL BE LIKE NO OTHER.

AND AS HANNAH THIBEDEAU

EXPLAINS, PROBABLY A LOT MORE

COMPLICATED.

>> Reporter: ALISON KNOWS THAT

DEMAND FOR HELP FOR FILLING OUT

THIS YEAR'S TAXES WILL BE HIGH.

SHE VOLUNTEERS AT A B.C. SENIORS

CENTRE.

>> YES, THEY'RE EDGY.

THEY'RE EDGY.

>> Reporter: THE SENIORS ARE

EDGY BECAUSE THERE ARE NEW

GOVERNMENT BENEFITS THAT HAVE TO

BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

MANY CONSIDERED TAXABLE INCOME.

>> SO THIS WILL BE A VERY BUSY

TAX SEASON.

USUALLY WE HAVE FOUR TO SIX

PEOPLE WHO DO THAT.

SO I'M NOT -- I'M NOT AWARE OF

HOW MANY MORE WE HAVE THIS YEAR,

BUT WE DEFINITELY HAVE TO

INCREASE THAT NUMBER.

>> Reporter: FOR INSTANCE, MANY

SENIORS IN B.C. COLLECTED THE

PROVINCIAL RECOVERY BENEFIT.

IT'S A ONE-TIME TAX-FREE PAYMENT

OF UP TO $1,000.

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ANYONE WHO

GOT A PROVINCIAL OR A FEDERAL

COVID-19 BENEFIT AND MADE LESS

THAN $75,000, WON'T HAVE TO PAY

INTEREST ON ANY TAXES THEY OWE

UNTIL NEXT YEAR.

>> YOU STILL HAVE TO FILE, BUT

YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY ANY

AMOUNTS OWING UNTIL APRIL 30,

2022.

>> Reporter: TO BEEF UP FOR THE

GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT TAX

SEASON, THE CANADA REVENUE CALL

CENTRE

WILL ADD STAFF AND HAS ALREADY

EXTENDED HOURS.

>> WE HAD OVER A MILLION CALLS

TO OUR CALL CENTRES VERSUS

80,000 IN THE PRIOR YEAR.

>> Reporter: THE C.R.A. IS ALSO

PLANNING TO HIRE 2,000

ADDITIONAL WORKERS WHO WILL BE

ABLE TO HELP PEOPLE WITH THEIR

SPECIFIC ACCOUNT QUESTIONS.

INCLUDING THOSE ABOUT

DEDUCTIONS.

IF YOU WORK FROM HOME AND YOU

SPENT MONEY TO DO SO, YOU CAN

CLAIM FOR HOME OFFICE EXPENSES.

UP TO $400.

>> IT'S A VERY SIMPLE DOCUMENT.

YOU JUST PUT YOUR ESTIMATED

AMOUNT, IT'S $2 PER DAY OF

DEDUCTION AND YOU CAN CALCULATE

YOUR DAYS.

BUT IT DOESN'T REQUIRE ANY

FILING OF DOCUMENTS.

>> Reporter: BUT THE ONE THING

THAT IS BACK TO NORMAL THIS TAX

SEASON?

THE FILING DATE FOR MOST PEOPLE

IS APRIL 30TH.

HANNAH THIBEDEAU, CBC NEWS,

OTTAWA.

>> Adrienne: NEXT, THE PUSH TO

VACCINATE MORE SENIORS LIVING AT

HOME.

>> HOW ARE YOU FEELING TODAY?

>> I WOULD FEEL BETTER IF I

WOULD BE ABLE TO GO OUT.

>> Adrienne: WHY SOME FAMILIES

FEAR THEY HAVE BEEN OVERLOOKED.

>> Andrew: AND, LATER, A

WHITE-KNUCKLED RIDE TO THE NEW

SURFACE OF MARS.

THE NEW VIDEO OF NASA'S HISTORIC

LANDING.

BUT FIRST --

>> Adrienne: LEGENDARY MUSIC DUO

DAFT PUNK HAS BROKEN UP.

(*)

KNOWN FOR THEIR EVER PRESENT

ROBOTIC HELMETS AND CREATIVE

VIDEOS...

(*)

DAFT PUNK HAS BEEN A POP HOUSE

POWERHOUSE FOR DECADES AND OFTEN

TEAMING UP WITH TOP STARS.

AND AS COMPOSERS, DAFT PUNK ALSO

FOR THE LEGACY SOUNDTRACK BACK

IN 2010.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT CAME TODAY IN A

VIDEO CALLED "EPILOGUE," ONE

ROB GOT WALKING ACROSS THE

DESERT, REACHES HIS LIMIT, AND

SEEMS TO SILENTLY ASK TO

>> Adrienne: WELCOME BACK.

THEY'RE OVER 80 YEARS OLD AND AT

HIGH RISK FROM COVID, BUT THEY

HAVEN'T GOTTEN THEIR SHOTS YET.

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LIVING

INDEPENDENTLY IN ONTARIO WHO

WANT TO KNOW WHEN IT WILL BE

THEIR TURN.

IOANNA ROUMELIOTIS LOOKS AT WHY

SOME FEEL LIKE THEY'VE BEEN

OVERLOOKED.

>> Reporter: IN HIS HOME IN THE

SAFETY OF ISOLATION, THE DAYS GO

ON WITHOUT HIM.

SAM MEISTER AT NEARLY 98, THAT

THERE MAY BE A LOT MORE TO

LOOK BACK ON, BUT HE'S NOT DONE

YET.

>> I DON'T COMPLAINT ABOUT

HEALTH-WISE, BUT ONE THING THAT

I HAVE COMPLAINT IS THAT AT MY

AGE THAT I HAVE TO SIT IN THE

INSIDE IN THE HOUSE AND NOT TO

MOVE.

I AM NOT A FREE MAN.

>> Reporter: OTHER THAN A TRIP

TO THE DENTIST, SAM HASN'T LEFT

HIS HOUSE IN NEARLY A YEAR.

HIS LIVE-IN CAREGIVER RARELY

VENTURES OUT EITHER.

NEWS THAT OLDER SENIORS ARE NEXT

IN LINE FOR A VACCINE IS A SHOT

AT GETTING HIS LIFE BACK.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE FACT

THAT YOU CAN'T GO OUT?

>> SO I'M LISTENING, IF THEY SAY

THAT I CAN'T GO, I'M NOT GOING.

I'M NOT GOING TO FIGHT.

BECAUSE IT'S VERY DANGEROUS IF I

GO OUT.

SO I DON'T GO.

>> DAD, HOW ARE YOU?

>> Reporter: AT HIS AGE, SAM

SAYS, THERE'S NOT A LOT OF TIME

LEFT TO WAIT.

>> HOW ARE YOU FEELING TODAY?

>> I WOULD FEEL BETTER IF I

WOULD BE ABLE TO GO OUT.

>> Reporter: DR. SAMIR SINHA IS

SAM'S DOCTOR.

SINHA IS THE HEAD OF GERIATRICS

AT MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL IN

TORONTO.

>> YOU'RE MY OLDEST PATIENT WHO

IS AT HIGHEST RISK OF DYING OF

COVID-19.

SO THAT'S WHY I THINK THAT YOU

NEED TO GET THE VACCINE SOONER

RATHER THAN LATER.

>> Reporter: HE'S BEEN

ADVOCATING FOR SENIORS LIKE SAM

WHO LIVE AT HOME TO BE

PRIORITIZED FOR VACCINATION.

AND IT'S FINALLY PAYING OFF.

>> I AM TRYING MY BEST, SAM.

I'M TRYING TO FIGHT FOR PEOPLE

LIKE YOU.

>> THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

I FEEL LIKE I'M IN A JAIL.

I'M LOCKED UP IN THE JAIL.

>> IT FRUSTRATES ME ENORMOUSLY

BECAUSE I HAVE OLDER PATIENTS,

FOR EXAMPLE, WHO ARE AT HIGH

RISK AND THAT MADDENS ME.

BECAUSE THEY'RE FRUSTRATED.

THEY HAVE BEEN DOING THEIR PART,

BUT THEY'RE AT HIGH RISK.

AND I HAVE LOST PATIENTS TO

COVID.

IT'S NOT FUN KNOWING THAT THERE

WERE THINGS THAT WE COULD HAVE

DONE TO PREVENT THESE DEATHS

FROM HAPPENING AND THAT SICKENS

ME THE MOST.

>> Reporter: SINHA SAYS THAT

SENIORS HAVE PAID THE HIGHEST

PRICE IN THIS PANDEMIC, DELAYS

IN VACCINATING THE ELDERLY IN

CARE HAVE ALREADY RESULTED IN

EVEN MORE INFECTIONS AND DEATHS

IN LONG-TERM CARE HOMES.

AND THERE IS STILL THE VAST

MAJORITY OF ONTARIO SENIORS WHO

LIVE IN THE COMMUNITY, WHO ARE

THE MOST VULNERABLE AND WHO HE

HAD TO KEEP FIGHTING FOR.

>> WHO IS ACTUALLY DRIVING THE

HOSPITAL CAPACITY FROM COVID?

IT'S OLDER PEOPLE.

OLDER PEOPLE WHO GET INFECTED

AND OLDER PEOPLE WHO END UP IN

HOSPITALS AND OLDER PEOPLE THAT

END UP IN I.C.U.s AND OLDER

PEOPLE END UP DYING.

>> Reporter: BUT HE SAYS THAT

MOST OLDER PEOPLE ARE STILL

UNCERTAIN WHEN THEY'LL BE

VACCINATED.

>> THERE ARE 3.5 MILLION SENIORS

ACROSS ONTARIO.

AND RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE ARE 96%

OF OUR DEATHS.

SO WHEN YOU ACTUALLY REALIZE

THAT WE ARE MISSING THESE

OPPORTUNITIES TO GET THOSE WHO

ARE MOST AT RISK VACCINATED AS

SOON AS POSSIBLE, THAT'S WHAT

CONCERNS ME.

>> Reporter: UNDER THAT

PRESSURE, ONTARIO'S VACCINE

ROLLOUT WAS RECENTLY REVISED.

SENIORS OVER 80 WHO LIVE

INDEPENDENTLY HAVE BEEN BUMPED

UP.

ABOUT HALF A MILLION ELDERLY

PEOPLE ARE NOW NEXT IN LINE FOR

A SHOT.

ONTARIO HOPES THAT THOSE

IMMUNIZATIONS WILL BEGIN IN

MID-MARCH IF VACCINE SUPPLY IS

RELIABLE.

AND SAYS THAT IT WILL TAKE WEEKS

TO GET TO ALL OF THEM.

>> HI.

HOW ARE YOU?

>> GOOD.

>> GOOD MORNING.

>> Reporter: AT A CERTAIN AGE,

EVERY DAY MATTERS.

OLGA LEBECK IS 90 YEARS OLD AND

LIVES ALONE.

A PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER COMES

IN A FEW TIMES A WEEK, MOSTLY TO

HELP HER BATHE.

IT'S NOT ALWAYS THE SAME PERSON

AND NOT ALL WORKERS HAVE BEEN

VACCINATED EITHER.

OLGA'S SON, HEMA, WORRIES ABOUT

THE

EXPOSURE AND HE'S WORRIED TOO

ABOUT THE MENTAL DAMAGE THAT HAS

ALREADY BEEN DONE.

SO, OLGA, HOW ARE YOU FEELING

THESE DAYS?

>> PANICKED.

>> Reporter: WHY DO YOU FEEL

PANIC?

>> FOR ME NOT SO MUCH, BUT FOR

MY CHILDREN -- MY CHILDREN.

AND MY GRANDCHILDREN.

I AM AFRAID.

>> Reporter: HIMA IS THE ONLY

ONE FROM THEIR LARGE EXTENDED

FAMILY WHO IS ABLE TO COME BY TO

CHECK IN.

OLGA MISSES HER OTHER CHILDREN

AND GRANDCHILDREN.

>> IT'S SAD, BECAUSE WITH MY

CHILDREN I CAN ONLY TALK BY

PHONE, YOU KNOW.

BUT, NO, NO.

>> NO PHYSICAL.

>> Reporter: WHEN YOU HEAR YOUR

MOM SAY THAT, HOW DO YOU FEEL?

>> WELL, IT HURTS.

IT HURTS.

IT MAKES ME FEEL THAT THERE IS

SOMETHING WRONG OUT THERE.

BECAUSE WE'RE NOT ABLE TO TAKE

CARE OF OUR SENIORS, THE WORRY,

THE FEAR, THE ANXIETY SHORTENS

THE LIFE OF THE PERSON, RIGHT?

AND SHE'S TALKED ABOUT IT.

SHE SAYS I DON'T KNOW IF I'LL BE

ABLE TO SEE MY CHILDREN AND

GRANDCHILDREN AGAIN.

>> Reporter: ADDING TO THE

WORRY, HEIMA IS 66, BUT YOUNGER

SENIORS LIKE HIMSELF WILL ONLY

GET VACCINATED AFTER ESSENTIAL

WORKERS DO.

IT COULD BE MONTHS.

AS HER MAIN CAREGIVER, HE'S

WORRIED WHAT WILL HELP TO HIS

MOM IF HE GETS COVID.

>> RIGHT NOW I'M VERY CONCERNED,

AS A SON OF A SENIOR AND A

SENIOR MYSELF, I WANT TO BE VERY

CLEAR THAT SENIORS IN THE

COMMUNITY NEED TO BE THE

PRIORITY NOW.

BECAUSE SENIORS NEED TO BE TAKEN

CARE OF.

AND NOW THE PRIORITY SHOULD BE

ON THE SENIORS IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND I'M NOT HEARING THAT FROM

THE GOVERNMENT.

>> Reporter: THE EMOTIONAL TOLL

IS DRAINING.

SO ARE THE OTHER QUIET

SACRIFICES.

>> HI.

>> HELLO.

>> HOW ARE YOU?

>> Reporter: AT SAM'S HOUSE,

DINNER USUALLY INVOLVES A

VIRTUAL GUEST.

>> HOW ARE YOU?

>> Reporter: TODAY IT'S SAM'S

SON AND MARY ZELL'S FAMILY TOO.

MARY ZELL HASN'T LIVED IN HER

OWN HOME FOR A YEAR TO KEEP HER

SON SAM SAFE.

>> OKAY, MOM, EAT YOUR SUPPER.

>> BYE.

>> BYE.

>> I TOLD THEM THAT WE ARE GOING

TO BE TOGETHER AGAIN.

AND THEN I CAN SEE THEM AND HUG

THEM AND KISS THEM.

IT'S VERY HARD, VERY, VERY HARD.

IT'S NOT EASY.

(*)

* HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

* HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

>> Reporter: AS FOR SAM, HE MAY

BE NEXT IN LINE FOR A VACCINE,

BUT HE'S ANXIOUS TO KNOW WHEN.

>> I'LL BE ABLE TO COME OUT IN

THE FRONT OF THE DOOR.

I WOULD LOVE TO GATHER.

>> HAPPY 98TH BIRTHDAY!

WE LOVE YOU.

>> Reporter: TODAY IS HIS 98TH

BIRTHDAY.

AND THIS IS AS CLOSE AS HE CAN

GET TO HIS FAMILY.

>> WE LOVE YOU.

>> WE WILL SEE YOU NEXT WEEKEND,

OKAY?

>> Reporter: THE VISIT IS A

REMINDER TOO THAT TIME ONLY GETS

MORE PRECIOUS BY THE DAY.

IOANNA ROUMELIOTIS, CBC NEWS,

TORONTO.

>> Adrienne: ARE YOU A SENIOR

LIVING IN THE COMMUNITY?

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHEN

YOU WILL GET THE VACCINE?

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

EMAIL US AT COVID@CBC.CA.

WE WILL ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS

HERE ON "THE NATIONAL" TOMORROW

NIGHT.

>> Andrew: NOW WHEN IT COMES TO

ROLLING VACCINES OUT TO ALL

SENIORS OVER 80 IN ONTARIO, WE

NOTED EARLIER HOW THERE'S A

PLAN, BUT IT INVOLVES 34

SEPARATE PLANS -- ONE FOR EACH

REGIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH AUTHORITY

IN THE PROVINCE.

A VERY DECENTRALIZED APPROACH.

LET'S HEAR WHAT THAT MEANS WITH

DR. ISSAC BOGOCH, PART OF THE

COVID-19 VACCINE

DISTRIBUTION TASK FORCE.

SO, DR. BOGOCH, YOUR EXPERTISE

INFORMS HOW THE GOVERNMENT

DECIDES THESE KIND OF THINGS.

SO 34 REGIONAL HEALTH UNITS ARE

COMING UP WITH THEIR OWN PLANS.

WHY WAS THAT THE BEST WAY TO

APPROACH THIS?

>> WELL, FOR STARTERS, THERE IS

A COMMON PLAYBOOK, THERE IS A

COMMON SET OF RULES THAT ALL OF

THE 34 PUBLIC HEALTH UNITS ARE

PLAYING BY.

BUT, OF COURSE, PUBLIC HEALTH IS

LOCAL AND THEY REALLY HAVE TO

FIND THE BEST WAY TO VACCINATE

THOSE THAT THEY REPRESENT.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, A VACCINATION

PROGRAMME FOR KENORA MIGHT LOOK

A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN A

VACCINATION PROGRAMME FOR PEEL.

DIFFERENT POPULATIONS, DIFFERENT

GEOGRAPHIES, AND, OF COURSE, THE

LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH KNOWLEDGE IS

INVALUABLE.

STILL, THERE'S GOING TO BE MORE

SIMILARITIES THAN DIFFERENCES.

EVERYONE IS GOING TO HAVE MASS

VACCINATION SITES, EVERYONE IS

GOING TO HAVE COMMUNITY CENTRES

THAT ARE VACCINATING.

PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HAVE PRIMARY

CARE

AND PHARMACIES VACCINATING.

MOST UNITS WILL HAVE MOBILE

TRUCKS TO HELP WITH

UNDERSERVICED AND HOMELESS

POPULATIONS.

SO THERE WILL BE MORE

SIMILARITIES THAN DIFFERENCES.

>> Andrew: BUT THERE IS A

DISADVANTAGE, RIGHT?

THIS IS SORT OF A DEFINITION OF

A

PATCHWORK APPROACH.

SO SENIORS IN DIFFERENT REGIONS

GET DIFFERENT ACCESS OR GO TO

DIFFERENT PLACES FOR

INFORMATION.

DOES THAT RISK GETTING

COMPLICATED?

>> WELL, THERE IS A COMMON

SOURCE OF INFORMATION AND THAT

IS THE PROVINCIAL WEBSITE.

AND THE PROVINCIAL WEBSITE FOR

VACCINATION WILL HAVE ALL OF THE

INFORMATION ON HOW PEOPLE CAN

SIGN UP WHEN THE TIME COMES AND

POINT THEM IN THE RIGHT

DIRECTION.

SO BY POINTING PEOPLE TO THE

EXACT SAME SOURCE FOR

INFORMATION, PEOPLE WILL HAVE A

GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THEY

CAN GET VACCINATED, WHEN THEY

CAN GET VACCINATED AND HOW THEY

WILL BE PRIORITIZED.

>> Andrew: THANK YOU FOR YOUR

TIME.

>> MY PLEASURE.

>> Adrienne: WHEN WE COME BACK,

A NEAR DECADE LONG JOURNEY TO

JUSTICE.

>> SHE SHOULD BE REMEMBERED AS A

KIND AND LOVING AND

COMPASSIONATE

MOTHER.

>> Adrienne: THE FAMILY OF CINDY

GLADUE SHARES THE MEMORIES AND

THE PAIN.

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW NEXT.

>> Andrew: THIS IS CINDY GLADUE.

IN 2011, SHE WAS FOUND DEAD IN

AN

EDMONTON HOTEL, BUT HER KILLER

WAS CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER

JUST THREE DAYS AGO.

OVER THE COURSE OF NEARLY A

DECADE, HE WAS TRIED, ACQUITTED

AND THEN TRIED AGAIN.

BUT FOR MANY IT OFTEN FELT THAT

GLADUE HERSELF WAS THE ONE BEING

JUDGED.

AS THE FAMILY WAS WAITING FOR

THAT VERDICT, THEY SPOKE

EXCLUSIVELY TO CBC NEWS ABOUT

CINDY AND ABOUT WHAT JUSTICE FOR

HER FAMILY FINALLY ALLOWS THEM

TO DO.

JORGE BARRERA BRINGS US THAT

STORY.

>> Reporter: WARMTH OF FAMILY.

NEAR THE END OF A 10-YEAR

JOURNEY, THEIR THOUGHTS SURROUND

ONE LOVED WOMAN LOST -- CINDY

GLADUE.

(*)

CINDY'S MOTHER, DONNA McLEOD,

IN THE GLOW OF AFFECTION FROM

THE NIECES, GRANDDAUGHTERS,

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, QUIETLY

SHARES THE WEIGHT OF CINDY'S

ABSENCE.

>> I NEVER DREAMED ABOUT HER,

NEVER.

EVER SINCE SHE PASSED AWAY.

AND I'VE HAD ELDERS TELL ME THAT

WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER THAT I'LL

START DREAMING ABOUT HER.

>> Reporter: ON THIS NIGHT THE

JURY BEGAN DELIBERATING ON THE

FATE OF THE MAN CHARGED WITH

TAKING CINDY'S LIFE ON JUNE 22,

2011.

FOR THE PAST DECADE, THEY'VE

BEEN WAITING FOR JUSTICE.

>> IT'S PRETTY TOUGH SITTING IN

COURT.

I JUST WANT IT TO END.

(*)

>> Reporter: CINDY'S YOUNGER

COUSIN --

>> SHE HAD LIKE A ZEN FOR LIFE

AND SHE ALWAYS WANTED THE BEST

FOR US KIDS.

AND GROWING UP I LOOKED AT

HER AS A ROLE MODEL AND SHE

ALWAYS TOOK CARE OF US AND LOVED

US.

>> Reporter: CINDY, THE OLDEST

OF FOUR, GREW UP WITH HER FAMILY

IN NORTHEAST EDMONTON.

NICKNAMED SHANDY BY HER

GRANDMOTHER, SHE LOVED CUDDLING

WITH HER DAUGHTER AND WATCHING

COOKING SHOWS AND MAKING

BREAKFAST FOR HER MOTHER.

TO HER FAMILY, CINDY WAS SPARK,

SHE WAS JOY.

>> SHE'D GET UP AND START

DANCING AND SHE'D CRANK UP THE

MUSIC AND BE LIKE GET UP.

AND WE'D DO THE TRAIN AND START

DOING THE LOCOMOTION WITH ONE

ANOTHER.

>> Reporter: SHE PASSED SPARK TO

HER CHILDREN.

THREE DAUGHTERS, CHEYANNE,

BRIANNA AND BRANDY.

>> HER CHILDREN LOVED HER.

A JOY FOR KIDS AND THEY MADE HER

SO HAPPY.

>> Reporter: HER DAUGHTERS NOW

HAVE CHILDREN OF THEIR OWN.

GRANDCHILDREN CINDY CAN NEVER

MEET.

>> IT'S DEVASTATING.

IT'S REALLY HARD.

IT'S REALLY HARD TO LEARN THAT

SHE DIED IN SUCH A VIOLENT WAY.

>> Reporter: THE DEVASTATION

CONTINUED FOR THE FAMILY WHEN

THE TRIAL BEGAN.

THE BRUTALITY OF HER DEATH

DISSECTED, REPEATED, IN COURT.

CONSTANT REFERENCES THAT SHE WAS

A SEX WORKER.

IMAGES OF HER BODY AND THE

BLOODY BATHTUB.

>> THEY WERE SAYING SOME AWFUL

THINGS ABOUT HER.

AND THEN THEY

SHOWED SOME PICTURES.

THEY SHOWED SOME PICTURES ON THE

SCREEN AND THEY SHOWED THAT --

THEY TURNED THE SCREEN TO OUR

FAMILY AND I REMEMBER GOING LIKE

THAT AND I COULDN'T COME BACK.

>> Reporter: THE FIRST TRIAL

REDUCED CINDY TO A STEREOTYPE.

THE CROWN AND DEFENCE REFERRED

TO HER TIME AND TIME AGAIN AS

"THE NATIVE LADY."

IN 2015, THE MAN ACCUSED OF

KILLING HER WAS ACQUITTED.

THE DECISION SPARKED OUTRAGE.

PROTESTS ACROSS MAJOR CANADIAN

CITIES.

>> WE'RE LIKE HOW DOES THIS

HAPPEN?

IT WAS SUCH AN UGLY FEELING.

I REMEMBER THE PAIN THAT SAT

THERE WITH US.

IT WAS SO UNFAIR.

IT WAS SO UNFAIR.

>> Reporter: THE CASE WAS

APPEALED ALL THE WAY TO THE

SUPREME COURT.

WHICH ORDERED A NEW MANSLAUGHTER

TRIAL IN 2019.

>> SHE WAS OBJECTIFIED AND

DEHUMANIZED AND CALLED NAMES.

(*)

>> CINDY HAS A LOT OF

SUPPORTERS.

WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT

KNOW THAT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

FAILED US.

>> Reporter: FOR THE FAMILY, 10

YEARS OF HEADLINES AND COURTROOM

ARGUMENTS REDUCED AND OBSCURED

THE FULLNESS OF CINDY'S LIFE.

HER HUMANITY.

THE FAMILY IS NOW FIGHTING TO

RECLAIM.

>> SHE SHOULD BE REMEMBERED AS A

KIND AND LOVING, COMPASSIONATE

MOTHER.

SHE HAD A BIG SPIRIT AND SHE WAS

A HAPPY GIRL.

YOU KNOW, AND I THINK THAT'S

WHAT SHE NEEDED TO BE REMEMBERED

AS, SOMEBODY THAT WAS LOVED.

>> Reporter: EARLY FRIDAY

MORNING, CINDY'S FAMILY MAKES

THAT FAMILIAR WALK BACK TO THE

COURTHOUSE TO AWAIT THE VERDICT.

(*)

NINE HOURS LATER, BITTERSWEET

RELIEF.

BRADLEY BARTON, GUILTY OF

MANSLAUGHTER.

>> FEELING HAPPY.

IT'S ALL OVER.

I AM THANKFUL.

SHE WAS A DAUGHTER, SHE WAS A

MOM, YOU KNOW, A GRANDMOTHER.

NOW IT'S OVER.

EVERYBODY IS HAPPY NOW.

>> Reporter: THIS IS ONLY THE

BEGINNING OF THE END FOR THE

FAMILY.

BUT MAYBE NOW, 10 YEARS LATER,

DONNA CAN DREAM OF CINDY AGAIN.

JORGE BARRERA, CBC NEWS,

EDMONTON.

>> Andrew: CINDY GLADUE'S FAMILY

AND FRIENDS WILL BE ABLE TO

BRING THEIR MEMORIES OF HER INTO

COURT DURING HER KILLER'S

SENTENCING HEARING.

THE DATE FOR THAT IS EXPECTED TO

BE SET THIS WEEK.

>> Adrienne: JUST AHEAD, COVID'S

BURDEN ON ITALIAN WOMEN.

THE PANDEMIC HAS SHONE A

SPOTLIGHT ON THEIR UNEQUAL

TREATMENT IN THE WORKFORCE WHO

IS CALLING FOR CHANGE AND WHAT

IS STANDING IN THE WAY.

>> I'M JAYME POISSON AND

TOMORROW ON CBC'S DAILY NEWS

PODCAST "FRONTBURNER," LESSONS

ARE CONSIDERED TO MAKE LESS

PAPER NEWS, LESSONS

FROM AUSTRALIA'S FIGHT WITH

FACEBOOK.

SUBSCRIBE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR

PODCAST.

>> Adrienne: ONE YEAR AGO THIS

LITTLE TOWN IN NORTHERN ITALY

WENT QUIET AFTER REPORTING THE

COUNTRY'S FIRST CASE OF

COVID-19, CODOGNO WAS PUT UNDER

LOCKDOWN.

THE CORONAVIRUS WAS ON ITS WAY

TO RAVAGE THE COUNTRY.

NOW A YEAR LATER SO MUCH HAS

CHANGED, SO MUCH HAS BEEN

ILLUMINATED AND BUSINESSES HAVE

SHUTTERED AND EXISTING ECONOMIC

INEQUALITIES HAVE BEEN

EXACERBATED.

MEGAN WILLIAMS IS THERE AND

SHOWS THE PARTICULAR IMPACT THAT

WOMEN HAVE FELT.

>> Reporter:VENETO,A REGION

RENOWNED

FOR ITS HARD-WORKING PEOPLE AND

CAN-DO SPIRIT.

AND FOR THE HUNDREDS OF SMALL

BUSINESSES THAT HELPED TO FORM

THE ECONOMIC BACKBONE OF ITALY.

LIKE THIS ONE WOMAN GREEN

ECONOMY START-UP THAT SHREDS

DISCARDED CLOTHING, COMPRESSING

IT INTO EVERYTHING FROM

JEWELLERY BOXES TO FURNITURE.

ALL RECYCLABLE.

>> FASHION IS ONE MUCH THE MOST

POLLUTED INDUSTRIES.

>> Reporter: GIULIA DE ROSSI

LEFT A

COVETED FULL-TIME JOB WITH

BENEFITS TO LAUNCH THE KIND OF

COMPANY THAT SHE SAYS THAT ITALY

SHOULD BE INVESTING IN.

>> IT WAS A LITTLE BIT SHOCKING

FOR MY FAMILY.

>> Reporter: WHEN COVID HIT,

DEALING WITH THE INFAMOUS

BUREAUCRACY HERE WASN'T THE ONLY

CHALLENGE.

THE PUBLIC FUNDS THAT SHE HAD

SECURED TO START HER BUSINESS

REDIRECTED TO FIGHTING COVID.

SHE THOUGHT OF GIVING UP WHEN

HER SON WAS BORN.

BEFORE HER MOTHER-IN-LAW STEPPED

IN TO HELP OUT.

ITALY HAS ONE OF THE LOWEST

PERCENTAGES OF WOMEN IN THE

WORKPLACE IN ALL OF EUROPE.

AND WITH THE ADVENT OF COVID,

THE SMALL GAINS THAT HAD BEEN

MADE HERE WERE LOST.

OF ALL OF THE JOBS LOST IN ITALY

DURING THE PANDEMIC, 70% WERE

FEMALE.

FREELANCE JOURNALIST VALENTINA

SAINI WRITES ABOUT GENDER

ISSUES AND POLITICS.

SHE SAYS THAT EMPLOYMENT FOR

WOMEN IS PRECARIOUS.

>> WOMEN TEND TO BE HIRED,

ESPECIALLY IN JOBS THAT

DO NOT REQUIRE HIGHER LEVELS OF

EDUCATION WITH TEMPORARY

CONTRACTS.

>> Reporter: ITALY'S NEW

GOVERNMENT HAS PROMISED TO

ADDRESS THE COUNTRY'S SOARING

YOUTH

UNEMPLOYMENT AND TO INVEST IN

WOMEN.

BUT MANY ARE SKEPTICAL.

LIKE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE

REGION ELLY SCHLEIN, ONE OF

ITALY -- FEW

POLITICIANS UNDER 40.

>> IT'S A SIGN OF THE SOCIETY

THAT HAS NOT STILL -- HAS NOT

YET UNDERSTOOD THAT YOU CAN ONLY

HAVE A COMPLEX SOCIETY IF YOU

DON'T HAVE AN EYE CLOSED, THE

EYE OF WOMEN.

>> Reporter: WHILE COVID HAS

BROUGHT AN URGENCY TO ITALY'S

LONG-STANDING GENDER AND YOUTH

PROBLEM, IT'S ALSO PROMPTED

POINTED QUESTIONS TO ITALY'S

LEADERS, FROM A GENERATION AND

GENDER THAT IS TIRED OF WAITING.

>> WHY HAVEN'T YOU DONE THIS

BEFORE?

WE HAVE COVID AND SOME THINGS

HAVE CHANGED, BUT WE

REALLY NEED TO HAVE A COVID TO

CHANGE SOMETHING.

>> Reporter: MEGAN WILLIAMS, CBC

NEWS, VENETO, ITALY.

>> Andrew: WELL, NEXT ON "THE

NATIONAL," A STUNNING FRONT-ROW

LOOK AT THE RED PLANET.

THE INCREDIBLE NEW VIDEO

CAPTURING THE MOMENT THAT

PERSEVERANCE TOUCHED DOWN ON

MARS.

>> IT IS SAFELY ON THE SURFACE

OF MARS.

>> Andrew: WELL, THERE IT IS,

THE EXACT MOMENT THAT MARS

PERSEVERANCE SAFELY LANDED ON

THE SURFACE OF THE RED PLANET.

IT HAPPENED LAST THURSDAY BUT

TODAY NASA RELEASED STUNNING NEW

VIDEO OF THE ROVER'S NEW

LANDING.

THE FASCINATING DESCENT WAS

CAPTURED BY

HIGH-DEFINITION CAMERAS STRAPPED

TO THE SPACECRAFT AND TONIGHT

THAT INCREDIBLE MOMENT OF

PERSEVERANCE LANDING IS OUR

"MOMENT."

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>> THIS WAS THE MOST INCREDIBLE

THING THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN.

WE GOT VIDEO, HIGH-DEFINITION

VIDEO, THAT WE HAVE NEVER SEEN

BEFORE AND IT LOOKS LIKE

ANIMATION, BUT THIS IS REAL.

AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT BLEW

ME AWAY.

THIS IS LIKE SCIENCE FICTION HAS

BECOME SCIENCE REALITY.

LITERALLY I HAD TEARS IN MY EYES

WHEN I WAS WATCHING THIS.

>> NAVIGATION HAS CONFIRMED THAT

THE PARACHUTE HAS DEPLOYED AND

WE ARE SEEING SIGNIFICANT

DECELERATION.

>> IT'S LIKE WATCHING A MARTIAN,

A MOVIE, OF WHAT IS GOING ON,

EXCEPT IT'S NOT A MOVIE.

IT IS ACTUALLY REAL.

AND THIS IS -- I MEAN, THIS IS

AN INCREDIBLE TIME TO BE ALIVE

REALLY WHEN IT COMES TO SCIENCE.

IT'S NICE TO HAVE SOMETHING THAT

IS GOOD TO LOOK AT AND SOMETHING

TO LOOK FORWARD TO.

>> GETTING SIGNALS...

FROM M.L.R.

>> TANGO DELTA.

>> CONFIRMED.

PERSEVERANCE IS SAFELY ON THE

SURFACE OF MARS, READY TO BEGIN

SEEKING THE SANDS OF PAST LIFE.

>> Adrienne: SO IT IS NICE THEN

TO HAVE SOMETHING NICE TO LOOK

AT.

>> Andrew: NO DOUBT.

>> Adrienne: TO THAT END HAVE A

LOOK AT THE WEBSITE CBC.CA,

BECAUSE WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE

PHOTOGRAPHS OF PERSEVERANCE,

THERE'S A LITTLE TREAT IN THERE.

THERE'S ODD EASTER EGGS.

ONE IS A BUMPER STICKER, LIKE

YOU SEE ON CARS, THAT SHOWS THE

WHOLE ROVER FAMILY.

DON'T MAKE ME NAME THEM ALL, BUT

THEY'RE ALL THERE.

>> Andrew: IT'S AMAZING.

AND THE BEST PART IS THAT

THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO COME,

RIGHT?

PICTURES, VIDEOS THAT WILL

TRICKLE OUT OVER THE COMING DAYS

AND WEEKS.

THAT'S "THE NATIONAL" FOR THIS

FEBRUARY 22ND.

HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.

>> Adrienne: GOOD NIGHT.

(*)

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