Here & Now Thursday April 18, 2019

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Here & Now Thursday April 18, 2019

>> Announcer: THIS IS CBC “HERE & NOW.” (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) >> WELL, WE’LL SPECIFY THAT YOU HAVE TO SAY WHO YOUR SHAREHOLDERS ARE IF YOU’RE GOING TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE GOVERNMENT >> Carolyn: DAY ONE OF THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN AND THE TORIES PROMISE NO SECRECY IN BUSINESS >> Peter: THEY POINT THE FINGER AT THE DEAL WITH CANOPY GROWTH AND THE NUMBERED COMPANY LEASING THE LAND >> Reporter: THE CROWN LAWYER SAYS THAT CONVICTED POLICE OFFICER JOE SMYTH SHOULD BE SENTENCED TO MONTHS IN JAIL WE’LL HAVE MORE COMING UP ON “HERE & NOW.” >> Carolyn: GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO “HERE & NOW.” I’M CAROLYN STOKES >> Peter: I’M PETER COWAN THE SIGNS ARE GOING IN AND THE DOOR-KNOCKING HAS STARTED TODAY WAS THE FIRST FULL DAY OF CAMPAIGNING IN THIS ELECTION >> Carolyn: AND THE P.C.s WERE BLUNT IN THEIR CRITICISM OF THE MARIJUANA DEAL WITH CANOPY >> Peter: “HERE & NOW’S” GARRETT BARRY WAS WITH THE P.C CAMPAIGN AND TONIGHT, GARRETT, WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE P.C.s? >> Reporter: WELL, THE P.C.s, IF YOU WANTED TO SEE DEMOCRACY IN ACTION, ESPECIALLY LOCAL DEMOCRACY, YOU’D PROBABLY FIND IT HERE IN THE GOULDS AREA OF ST. JOHN’S AND JUST ACROSS FROM THIS BUS THERE’S A NOMINATION VOTE FOR THIS FERRYLAND DISTRICT AFTER TONIGHT THEY’LL HAVE A 24th CANDIDATE IN PLACE FOR THIS UPCOMING ELECTION NOW THAT’S A FAIR BIT SHORTER THAN THE 40 THAT IT NEEDS FOR A FULL SLATE BUT IT’S PROMISING TO GET THERE IN THE NEXT WEEK WHICH IS THE DEADLINE WELL, THE PARTY VOLUNTEERS ARE IN THE PARISH HALL SHORTING THAT OUT AND LEADER CHES CROSBIE WAS ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL TODAY HE TOOK AIM AT THE CANOPY GROWTH DEAL AND CALLED THIS HUGE BUILDING THAT YOU SEE RIGHT NOW A MONUMENT TO CRONYISM HIS ISSUE IS THAT THE PERSON BEHIND THE COMPANY LEASING THE LANDS TO CANOPY GROWTH HE PROMISES IF ELECTED THAT HIS GOVERNMENT WON’T DO ANY MORE DEALS WITH NUMBERED COMPANIES >> I WILL SPECIFY THAT YOU HAVE TO SAY WHO YOUR SHAREHOLDERS ARE IF YOU’RE GOING TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE GOVERNMENT >> Reporter: FOR ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY? >> FOR ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY, YES >> THEY ARE NOT DOING BUSINESS WITH THIS NUMBERED COMPANY, CANOPY GROWTH IS >> THAT’S SLEIGHT-OF-HAND AND THEY’RE USING CANOPY TO SLEUTH MONEY THROUGH TO THEIR PALS >> Reporter: IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHO THE OWNER OF THE LAND IS, HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT? >> WELL [laughter] I CAN NAME NAMES BUT I DON’T WANT TO GET SUED >> Reporter: NOW THE LIBERAL PARTY’S DWIGHT BALL TODAY SAID THAT THERE’S NO GOVERNMENT MONEY GOING TO THE NUMBERED COMPANY LEASING THE LANDS TO CANOPY GROWTH AND INSTEAD THE DEAL WAS WITH CANOPY GROWTH AND HE DEFENDED THAT DEAL >> Carolyn: GARRETT, THAT WAS ONE POLICY PLANK CROSBIE ROLLED OUT TODAY SO WHAT KIND OF REACTION HAVE THE P.C.s RECEIVED TO THEIR IDEA SO FAR? >> Reporter: WELL, YESTERDAY WE SAW CROSBIE PROPOSE A PRETTY BIG CHANGE TO HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN THIS PROVINCE AND PLANS TO ESTABLISH WHAT HE CALLED A QUALITY HEALTH CARE COUNCIL IT WOULD REVIEW AND TAKE CONTROL OF SPENDING AND LAY THE FOUNDATION FOR THE HEALTH CARE SECTOR IN THIS PROVINCE NAPE PRESIDENT JERRY EARLE SAYS THEY’RE ASKING SOMEONE ELSE TO DO THE DIRTY WORK OF CUTTING INTO THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM HERE’S PROPOSAL AND THE REACTION >> INSTEAD OF SPENDING DECISIONS WITHIN THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM, BEING MADE BY WHICHEVER GROUP OFTEN POSITIONS OF SOME STRIPE MIGHT HAVE THE SHARPEST ELBOWS AND THE MOST POWER IN THE SYSTEM, THAT BEING FOR RESOURCES, I WOULD PREFER TO SEE A QUASI JUDICIAL BOARD SIMILAR TO THE P.U.B. MAKE SPENDING DECISIONS ON NEW EQUIPMENT AND NEW DRUGS AND AREAS OF EXPENDITURE LIKE THAT >> ACTUALLY THESE HEALTH CARE BOARDS ALL HAVE BOARDS IN PLACE ALREADY

SO WE’RE GOING TO PUT A QUASI JUDICIAL UNACCOUNTABLE BOARD IN PLACE TO DO WHAT? THEY’RE GOING TO KEEP THE HOSPITAL OPEN IN ST. ANTHONY AND BEG TO KEEP THE LAB SERVICES IN PUREIN AND BEG TO KEEP A DIALYSIS UNIT IN TWILLINGATE, IS THAT WHAT THESE BOARDS WILL NOW HAVE TO DO? >> Reporter: JUST THIS AFTERNOON CROSBIE SAID THAT BOARD THAT HE IS PROPOSING WOULD BE TASKED WITH FINDING WASTE, AND ELIMINATING WASTE AND FINDING EFFICIENCIES IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM HE PROMISES THAT HE WOULD NOT BE TASKED WITH CUTTING SPENDING THERE WOULD BE NO CUTS TO THE HEALTH CARE BUDGET IF HIS PARTY WERE VOTED INTO POWER NEXT MONTH REPORTING LIVE FOR “HERE & NOW” I’M GARRETT BARRY IN ST. JOHN’S >> Carolyn: MEANTIME THE LIBERAL LEADER DWIGHT BALL WAS OUT DOING SOME OF HIS OWN CANVASSING TODAY, DOOR-KNOCKING WITH CANDIDATES IN THE METRO AREA “HERE & NOW’S” KATIE BREEN WILL BE FOLLOWING THE LIBERALS FOR THE FIRST PART OF THE CAMPAIGN AND SHE IS JOINING US NOW SO, KATIE, THINGS ARE GETTING UNDERWAY NOW WHAT HAPPENED ON DAY ONE? >> Reporter: WELL, AN EARLY START, 8:00 THIS MORNING, AND THE LIBERALS WERE HERE IN THE EAST END OF ST. JOHN’S ON THE CORNER AND WAVING AT ONCOMING TRAFFIC FROM HERE THEY WENT TO OTHER PARTS OF THE CITY, CBS AND MOUNT PEARL FOR THE NEXT 27 DAYS THEY TRAVEL IN THIS, BRIGHT RED AND HARD TO MISS MOST LIBERAL CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN ON BOARD BEFORE, 27 OF THE 40 RUNNING ARE INCUMBENTS SEEKING RE-ELECTION BUT IN MOUNT PEARL TWO NEW FACES >> I LOVE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR AND I WOULD HELP MY COMMUNITY AND I WANT TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO IN GOVERNMENT >> Reporter: HE IS RUNNING IN MOUNT PEARL SOUTH AND IN MOUNT PEARL NORTH, VIOLENCE PREVENTION ADVOCATE AND N.D.P. CANDIDATE NICOLE KAILEE >> I’M MOVING AWAY FROM ANY DIVISIVE POLITICS I THINK THAT IT’S HEALTH TOW HAVE GOOD PEOPLE ON ALL SIDES WORKING TOGETHER AND THAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT AND THAT’S WHAT I’M FOCUSING ON >> Reporter: ON THE DOORS, BALL SAYS THAT ELECTRICITY RATES ARE A TOP CONCERN ACCORDING TO WHAT HE’S HEARD, HIM DROPPING A BUDGET AND NOT DEBATING OR PASSING IT BEFORE CALLING THE ELECTION ISN’T >> PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGING AND TO COME UP WITH THE HOUSE NOT TO BE SHUT DOWN AT ALL >> Reporter: BALL PLANS TO HEAD BACK TO HIS DISTRICT OVER THE WEEKEND AND TO LAY LOW AND SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY BUT THE OTHER PARTIES CAN’T DO THAT EVERYONE RUNNING NEEDS TO BE CONFIRMED BY THURSDAY SO THEY HAVE TO FILL THEIR CANDIDATES LIST AND BALL SAYS THAT CALLING THE ELECTION AND HAVING A LONG ELECTION IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT PROCESS WASN’T PART HIS STRATEGY >> EVERYONE KNEW THAT THERE WAS AN ELECTION COMING IN 2019 AND THE FIRST PARTY TO CALL NOMINATIONS WITH THE P.C. PARTY, THEY HAD EIGHT OR NINE DONE BEFORE WE EVEN CALLED ANY SO IF THEY’RE NOT READY, THAT’S THEIR FAULT IF THEY’RE NOT READY FOR A CAMPAIGN THEY’RE NOT READY TO GOVERN >> Reporter: THE CAMPAIGN BUS PICKS UP AGAIN ON TUESDAY, I’LL BE WITH THE LIBERALS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE CAMPAIGN BRINGING YOU STORIES FROM THE TRAIL FOR “HERE & NOW” I’M KATIE BREEN >> Peter: A HIGH-PROFILE M.H.A. IS LEAVING POLITICS TRACEY PERRY CONFIRMED THAT SHE’S NOT RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION >> Carolyn: SHE SAYS THAT SHE MISSES HER HUSBAND AND FAMILY AND WANTS TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH THEM AND SHE SAYS THAT THE HARASSMENT SCANDAL LAST YEAR DID PLAY A ROLE >> Peter: PERRY SAYS THAT SHE SUPPORTS CHES CROSBIE AND IS ENDORSING CHARLENE WALSH AS HER SUCCESSOR IN THAT DISTRICT >>> WELL, BECAUSE THE BUDGET DIDN’T PASS BEFORE AN ELECTION, IT HAS MANY PEOPLE WONDERING WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PROMISE MADE BY THE LIBERALS WELL, I GOT THIS QUESTION ON TWITTER KEITH ASKED, WITH THE ELECTION NOW BEING CALLED AND THE BUDGET NOT PASSED DOES THAT MEAN THAT THE TAX WON’T COME OFF INSURANCE? OR WAS THIS A NON-BUDGET ANNOUNCEMENT? >> Carolyn: WELL, THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION AND IT’S ONE THAT THE WAS ADDRESSED >> Peter: IF YOU RENEW AFTER APRIL 15th YOU WON’T PAY THE TAX BUT UNTIL THE BUDGET IS ACTUALLY PASSED THE INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL STILL CHARGE YOU THE TAX BUT YOU’LL EVENTUALLY GET THAT MONEY BACK HERE’S HOW THE FINANCE MINISTER EXPLAINED IT >> YOU KNOW, NOBODY WILL BE OUT MONEY BECAUSE OF THE TIME THAT IT TAKES TO OFFICIALLY LEGALLY PUT THIS IN PLACE ANYBODY WHO HAS RENEWED A POLICY TODAY OR TOMORROW WILL GET A REBATE ON THE SALES TAX PORTION OF THEIR INSURANCE >> Peter: BUT IT’S NOT GUARANTEED FOR EXAMPLE, IF THE LIBERALS LOSE THE ELECTION AND THEY DON’T PASS THEIR BUDGET AND WHOEVER FORMS GOVERNMENT MAY NOT FOLLOWTHROUGH ON THAT PROMISE AND THE LIBERALS COULD CHANGE IT, AND SOMETHING THAT THE FINANCE MINISTER INSISTS WON’T HAPPEN AND IF YOU’RE ON MONTHLY PAYMENTS YOU WON’T SEE THAT RELIEF OR THAT AMOUNT GO DOWN UNTIL YOU RENEW YOUR POLICY >> Carolyn: WELL, IN OTHER NEWS, MORE THAN 10 VEHICLES, INCLUDING EMERGENCY RESPONDERS THEMSELVES, WERE INVOLVED IN A HIGHWAY CRASHES ON THE AVALON PENINSULA LAST NIGHT ROAD CONDITIONS ON THE

TRANS-CANADA AND CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH HIGHWAYS WERE EXTREMELY SLIPPERY AT THE TIME AROUND 8:00 p.m AND IT HAPPENED AT THE CLOVERLEAF, AN AREA WHERE BOTH HIGHWAYS INTERSECT WITH AN OVERPASS AND RAMPS POLICE SAY THAT A FEW PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AS A RESULT >> Ashley: WE CAN THANK THOSE COOLER TEMPERATURES THAT WE SAW YESTERDAY FOR THAT, ALONG WITH SOME SNOW IT TOOK ITS TIME GETTING OUT OF THE WAY TODAY AS WELL BUT HERE’S YOUR TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING SITTING BETWEEN — AT LEAST BELOW 0° FOR MOST OF NEWFOUNDLAND PAY ATTENTION TO THE TEMPERATURES UP THROUGH LABRADOR -10° THIS MORNING AND IN HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY TAKE A LOOK AT WHERE YOUR TEMPERATURES ARE SITTING RIGHT NOW, A GOOD 20-DEGREE DIFFERENCE AND THE HOTSPOT ACTUALLY ACROSS THE PROVINCE WAS UP THROUGH LABRADOR, SO 10° FOR HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, AND 6° FOR LAB CITY AND 9° IN CHURCHILL FALLS BECAUSE THAT SUN FINALLY DID COME OUT IN AT LEAST FOR THE WEST COAST WE SAW THOSE WARMER TEMPERATURES AND HANGING ON TO THOSE COOLER TEMPERATURES AS WE HEAD TOWARDS EASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND YOU CAN SEE IT’S BECAUSE OF THAT CLOUD COVER NOW I PROMISE THAT WE WILL SEE THAT CLEARING AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE NIGHT TONIGHT BUT THEN THAT NEXT SYSTEM MOVES IN AND WE’RE STARTING TO SEE THAT CLOUD COVER AND IT WILL BRING SNOW UP THROUGH LABRADOR AND THEN SPREAD ACROSS THE ISLAND FOR TOMORROW SNOW, QUICKLY CHANGING OVER TO RAIN AND THEN WE’VE GOT A WARM-UP AS WE HEAD TOWARDS THE WEEKEND AND I’LL HAVE ALL OF THOSE DETAILS IN YOUR FULL FORECAST COMING UP >> Peter: MAJOR RULING TODAY REGARDING HOW POLICE INVESTIGATE CHILD PREDATORS THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA SAYS THAT POLICE DO NOT NEED A WARRANT TO CARRY OUT STING OPERATIONS AND INVESTIGATIONS TODAY A MAJORITY RULED THAT SEXUALLY EXPLICIT ONLINE MESSAGES EXCHANGED WITH A MINOR ARE NOT PRIVATE SHAWN MILLS OF PARADISE WAS CONVICTED OF CHILD LURING IN 2014 AFTER AN UNDERCOVER OPERATION BY THE R.N.C INVESTIGATORS SET UP FAKE FACEBOOK AND HOTMAIL ACCOUNTS AND POSING AS TWO TEENAGED GIRLS MILLS HAD SEXUALLY EXPLICIT EXCHANGES WITH SOMEONE THAT HE BELIEVED TO BE 14 YEARS OLD AND ARRANGINGED TO MEET IN A LOCAL PARK MILLS ARGUED THAT HIS PRIVACY RIGHTS WERE BREACHED >> Carolyn: SUSPENDED CONSTABLE JOE SMYTH COULD BE SENTENCED TO SPEND MONTHS IN JAIL THE TROUBLED POLICE OFFICER WAS BACK IN COURT TODAY AS THE LAWYERS ARGUED WHAT SENTENCE HE SHOULD RECEIVE FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE “HERE & NOW’S” MARK QUINN REPORTS >> Reporter: TODAY IN COURT SMYTH WAS EMOTIONAL EARLIER THIS YEAR HE WAS CONVICTED OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE FOR KNOWINGLY GIVING A FALSE TRAFFIC TICKET IN 2017, SMYTH TICKETED SAEED HUSSEINI FOR RUNNING A RED LIGHT BUT VIDEO FROM A CAMERA ON HUSSEINI’S BIKE CLEARLY SHOWS THAT THE LIGHT WAS GREEN TODAY SMYTH APPEARED SHAKEN AS CROWN LAWYER LLOYD STRICKLAND SUGGESTED A THREE-MONTH JAIL SENTENCE WOULD BE APPROPRIATE STRICKLAND ALSO SAID THAT TAKING SMYTH’S PTSD DIAGNOSIS INTO ACCOUNT, HIS SENTENCE COULD BE SERVED IN THE COMMUNITY DEFENSE LAWYER JEROME KENNEDY SAID THAT SMYTH MAIN TAPES THAT HE IS INNOCENT AND HE HAS SUFFERED ENOUGH KENNEDY SAID THAT THIS CONVICTION WILL LIKELY END THE 40-YEAR-OLD POLICE OFFICER’S CAREER KENNEDY IS ASKING FOR A DISCHARGE OR A CONDITIONAL SENTENCE THAT KEEPS SMYTH OUT OF JAIL JUDGE MIKE MADDEN RESERVED HIS DECISION BUT HE SAID THAT HE WILL GIVE IT LATER THIS MONTH DEFENSE LAWYER JEROME KENNEDY HAS FILED AN APPEAL OF THAT CONVICTION HE’S SEEKING EITHER ACQUITTAL OR A NEW TRIAL THAT NOTICE OF APPEAL IS SET TO BE HEARD HERE AT THE COURT OF APPEALS MARK QUINN, CBC NEWS, ST. JOHN’S >> Peter: NOW THE STATES NOW WHERE DETAILS OF ROBERT MUELLER’S EXTENSIVE INVESTIGATION HAVE NOW BEEN RELEASED THE SPECIAL COUNSEL LOOKED INTO RUSSIAN INVOLVEMENT IN THE U.S ELECTION AND WHETHER DONALD TRUMP ATTEMPTED TO OBSTRUCT JUSTICE HERE’S HOW ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR SUMMED IT UP >> THE GOVERNMENT SPONSORED EFFORTS TO ILLEGALLY INTERFERE WITH THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION BUT DID NOT FIND THAT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN OR OTHER AMERICANS COLLUDED IN THOSE EFFORTS THE EVIDENCE DEVELOPED ARE THE SPECIAL COUNSEL IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO ESTABLISH THAT THE PRESIDENT COMMITTED AN OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE OFFENSE >> Peter: NOW THE REPORT HAS BEEN HEAVILY REDACTED AND IT COVERS HARM TO AN ONGOING MATTER SUCH AS A CASE BEFORE THE COURTS AND PERSONAL PRIVACY AND ANYTHING THAT WOULD REVEAL THE INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES AND ANYTHING THAT IS BEFORE A GRAND JURY NOW MANY DEMOCRATS ARE TAKING ISSUE WITH BARR’S NO OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE THEY’RE SEIZING ON SEVERAL INSTANCES IN THE REDACTED MUELLER REPORT WHERE TRUMP TRIED TO BLOCK THE INVESTIGATION AND THOSE ATTEMPTS FAILED BECAUSE HIS SUBORDINANTS WOULDN’T FOLLOW THE ORDERS >> EVEN IN ITS INCOMPLETE FORM, THE MUELLER REPORT HAS DISTURBING EVIDENCE THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP ENGAGED IN OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AND OTHER MISCONDUCT >> I HAVE FORMALLY REQUESTED

THAT THE SPECIAL COUNSEL MUELLER TESTIFY BEFORE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE >> Peter: HE SAID IT’S UP TO THE PRESIDENT TO DECIDE WHETHER IT WAS ABUSED >> Carolyn: THIS WEEK’S BUDGET PROMISE WOULD SEE TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS MADE AVAILABLE TO HELP RESIDENTS TO MOVE OUT OF THE COMMUNITY THE ELECTION CALL THAT QUICKLY FOLLOWED THE BUDGET MUDDIES THE WATER OVER WHEN THE MONEY WILL BE AVAILABLE THE POPULATION OF THE COMMUNITY IN NOTRE-DAME BAY IS LESS THAN 100, AND THE MAJORITY OF THEM HAVE VOTED TO RESETTLE THE SCHOOL AND THE MEDICAL CLINIC ARE ALREADY SHUTDOWN THE NEWS ABOUT THE PENDING GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IS A RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WHO SAY THAT THERE’S NOTHING LEFT IN THE COMMUNITY FOR THEM BUT WITH THE BUDGET NOT PASSED AND POLITICIANS ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, RESIDENTS ARE LEFT TO WONDER WHAT WILL HAPPEN NOW >> NOW, WILL THIS BE SIX MONTHS OR A YEAR OR TWO YEARS THOUGH THEY’VE GOT AN ANSWER THEY’RE KIND OF STILL IN LIMBO SO THE NEXT STEP I GUESS IS FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO TELL THEM, OKAY, WELL, THE MONEY WILL BE AVAILABLE ON X DAYS AND YOU HAVE THIS LONG TO LEAVE, RIGHT? >> Peter: EARLIER THIS WEEK WE SHOWED YOU FOOTAGE OF A DEAD WHALE IN THE ICE IN PART OF WESTERN NEWFOUNDLAND NOW D.F.O. HAS CONFIRMED THAT IT’S A BLUE WHALE THE DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS CONFIRMED EARLIER TODAY THAT THIS CARCASS THAT YOU SEE HERE IS A FEMALE BLUE WHALE THE BLUE WHALE IS CONSIDERED TO BE A SPECIES AT RISK IT’S ONE OF THE LARGEST MAMMALS ON THE PLANET DR. JACKDAWSON CAME TO THE CONCLUSION AFTER REVIEWING PHOTOS AND THIS DRONE FOOTAGE BECAUSE OF THE LARGE AMOUNT OF ICE, LAWSON AND HIS TEAM HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO COLLECT SAMPLES OR MEASURE THE LENGTH OF THE WHALE (♪♪♪) >> EVERYBODY KNOWS IT VERY WELL AND IT JUST GENERATES A LOT OF EXCITEMENT AND GENERATES A LOT OF ENERGY >> Carolyn: WRONG SONG? >> Peter: WHEN CAMPAIGN MUSIC GETS CONTROVERSIAL MORE ON COPYRIGHT FIGHTS COMING (♪♪♪)

(♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) >> Carolyn: WELL, IT’S THURSDAY OF A FOUR-DAY LONG WEEKEND >> Peter: YEAH, AND THAT MEANS THAT BEFORE LONG MANY OF YOU WILL LOOK SOMETHING LIKE THIS (♪♪♪) HE IS JUST ROCKING IT OUT THIS IS GEORGIA, 11-MONTH-OLD ENGLISH SHEEP DOG FROM ST. JOHN’S AND BY THE LOOKS OF IT, SHE, SORRY, LOVES KEITH URBAN EVEN GETTING THE BEAT THERE THAT’S PRETTY IMPRESSIVE >> Carolyn: SHE IS ROCKING IT OUT, GEORGIA’S OWNERS SAY THAT HER DAD DOES THE SAME DANCE, SO, WE KNOW WHERE SHE LEARNED IT >> Peter: NOTICE THAT HE AVOIDED BEING CAUGHT ON CAMERA DOING THE DANCE >> Ashley: A DOG AFTER MY OWN HEART COUNTRY MUSIC LOVER, JUST LIKE ME >> Peter: YES >> Carolyn: AND KEITH URBAN AMAZING HAPPY DANCES, I’M SURE HAPPENING PROBABLY RIGHT ABOUT NOW AS PEOPLE ARE GETTING OFF WORK AND GETTING READY FOR THE LONG WEEKEND >> Peter: THEY’LL BE HAPPIER WHEN THEY SEE THE FORECAST FOR THIS WEEKEND >> Ashley: MAYBE >> Peter: MAYBE? YOU HAVE PROMISED A GOOD FORECAST ALL WEEK! DON’T BACK AWAY NOW! >> Ashley: I’M NOT PROMISING IT BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT BE A BIT MORE GREY THAN I ANTICIPATED THAT’S OKAY, THAT’S OKAY >> Carolyn: SNOWING? >> Ashley: WELL >> Peter: JUST GET TO THE FORECAST BEFORE YOU HAVE MORE DISAPPOINTMENT >> Ashley: HERE’S WHAT WE SAW IN CASE YOU MISSED IT EARLIER, THE TEMPERATURES ARE SITTING IN THE MID SINGLE DIGITS AND COOLER TOWARDS EASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND AND NICE AND WARM UP THROUGH LABRADOR 6° FOR LAB CITY AND 9° FOR CHURCHILL FALLS AND HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY JUST REACHED A HIGH NEAR 10° SO WE DID SEE SOME CLOUD COVER MOVE IN — OR WE’RE STARTING TO SEE THAT CLOUD COVER MOVE IN FOR LABRADOR CLEARING SKIES WILL HAPPEN AT LEAST IN THE NEXT COUPLE HOURS FOR EASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND AND THEN THAT NEXT SYSTEM WILL BRING THAT CLOUD COVER MAINLY FOR THE WEST COAST AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE NIGHT TONIGHT THESE TEMPERATURES THOUGH WILL DIP BACK DOWN INTO THE MINUS SINGLE DIGITS THE WINDING WILL GENERALLY EASE AND THEN SITTING AROUND -4° FOR ST. ANTHONY TONIGHT AGAIN, THAT SNOW MOVES IN AND LAB CITY -2° IS YOUR LOW TONIGHT AND THE LIGHT WINDS ARE STILL CONTINUING, BUT WE COULD PICK UP ABOUT 2-4 cm OF SNOW BY TOMORROW MORNING AND THEN HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY WE’LL SEE THAT FLURRY ACTIVITY MOVE IN TOWARDS THE MORNING HOURS AS WELL, HOVERING AROUND 0° MARK OTHERWISE, CLEAR SKIES FOR THE MOST PART OR AT LEAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES FOR THE MOST PART ALONG THE COAST NOW TAKING A LOOK AT THE SYSTEM WE CAN SEE THE SNOW WILL MOVE THROUGH TOMORROW IT WILL BE WET SNOW MORE THAN BE LIKELY AND MIXED WITH RAIN AND QUICKLY TRANSITION THROUGH TO RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON FOR MOST OF THE ISLAND AND THAT’S BECAUSE THOSE TEMPERATURES ARE GOING TO BUMP UP WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE WARMER TEMPERATURES AND THEY’LL HAPPEN AND THEN WE GET INTO A STATIONARY FRONT WHICH MEANS THAT IT’S GOING TO JUST SIT OVER US FOR THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS AND THAT’S WHY WE HAVE A RAINFALL WARNING IN PLACE FOR STEPHENVILLE AND CORNER BROOK AREA GENERALLY IT’S BECAUSE IT’S STILL QUITE COLD SO THAT GROUND IS STILL FROZEN ALONG WITH THIS RAIN THAT WILL LEAD TO THAT — THAT GROUND WON’T HAVE A CHANCE TO SOAK UP THAT MOISTURE AND A WRECKHOUSE WIND WARNING IN PLACE AND SOUGHT OF THE SOUTH/SOUTHEASTERLY, 100-110 km/h AND THOSE WILL EASE INTO THE AFTERNOON SO HERE’S A LOOK AT HOW MUCH RAIN WE’RE EXPECTING AGAIN, AROUND 5 cm OF SNOW TO START AND THEN IT TRANSITIONS TO RAIN AND LOOKING AT ABOUT 20-30 mm OF RAIN AS I MENTIONED FROM STEPHENVILLE UP THROUGH TO CORNER BROOK, POTENTIALLY THROUGH THE PORT AUX BASQUE AREA OTHERWISE IT’S A TRACE TO 10 mm OF RAIN WITH THIS SYSTEM AND THOSE TEMPERATURES BUMPING UP A LITTLE BIT FURTHER NORTH AND THE SOUTH WILL STAY COOLER, 3° TO 4° AND THE WINDS PICK UP LATE DAY FOR EASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND 5° TO 6° FOR PARTS OF CENTRAL AGAIN, THAT TRANSITION FROM SNOW TO RAIN AND YOU CAN SEE THAT ALONG THE WEST COAST AS WELL 5° TO 7° AND COOLER FOR THE SOUTH COAST AND UP THROUGH THE NORTHERN PENINSULA, 2° TO 3° AND SIMILAR THROUGH LABRADOR AND LAB CITY WILL EVENTUALLY SEE THE SKIES CLEAR THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW BUT NOT BEFORE ANOTHER COUPLE OF

CENTIMETRES FALL SO WE’LL JUST LOOK QUICKLY AT THE OUTLOOK OVER THE NEXT THREE DAYS OR AT LEAST THE WEEKEND OUTLOOK AND SO YOU CAN SEE THAT THE TEMPERATURES ARE CLIMBING AS WE HEAD TOWARDS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY HOW MUCH SNOW — OR, RATHER, HOW MUCH SUNSHINE WE’LL SEE IS UP FOR DEBATE BUT WE’LL GET INTO THAT IN A LITTLE BIT (♪♪♪) >> Peter: MUSIC CAN BE AN IMPORTANT PART OF ANY ELECTION CAMPAIGN >> Carolyn: ABSOLUTELY IT CAN GET PEOPLE PUMPED UP AT RALLIES AND IT’S OFTEN USED AS THE PARTY LEADER WALKS ON STAGE >> Peter: BUT ALREADY IN THIS CAMPAIGN, NOT EVEN 24 HOURS OLD, AND P.C. LEADER CHES CROSBIE IS FACING SOME SCRUTINY FOR USING A SONG WITHOUT PERMISSION (♪♪♪) WELL, AS YOU CAN HEAR IT OVER THE CROWD THERE, THAT’S THE SONG PLAYED AT LAST NIGHT’S P.C RALLY AND IT’S A VICTORY SHAWN BY SHAWN MCCANN RESTROOMLY FROM GREAT BIG SEA — ORIGINALLY FROM GREAT BIG SEA >> Carolyn: AND HE WROTE THAT NO ONE ASKED FOR PERMISSION TO USE HIS SONG HE SAID THAT MY SONG IS ABOUT WINNING MY BATTLE OVER ADDICTION AND NEVER INTENDED FOR EXPLOITATION BY ANY POLITICAL PARTY >> Peter: CROSBIE SAID THEY MADE A MISTAKE AND IT WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN AND HE TWEETED, SEAN, YOU’RE AN INSPIRATION TO EVERYONE EVERYWHERE IT’S A GREAT SONG, NO HARM INTENDED AND KEEP MAKING AMAZING MUSIC AND, OF COURSE, MUSICAL CAMPAIGN CONTROVERSY IS NOTHING NEW, ESPECIALLY EVEN FROM MEMBERS OF GREAT BIG SEA >> Carolyn: HERE’S SOME SOUNDTRACKS FROM YEARS PAST, STARTING WITH A COPYRIGHT FIGHT STARRING STOCK WELL DAY >> Reporter: IT’S ELECTION TIME AND THE ALLIANCE WANTS THEIR GUY TO LOOK THE PART — YOUNG AND HIP THAT INCLUDES HIS CHOICE IN MUSIC (♪♪♪) (singing) >> Reporter: YESTERDAY THIS SONG FROM GREAT BIG SEA BLARED AS HE ENTERED THE ROOM IN LINDSAY, ONTARIO THE PROBLEM IS THAT NO ONE ASKED GREAT BIG SEA IF THAT WAS OKAY DENNIS PARKER SAYS THAT COPYRIGHT LAW IS SIMPLE ANY PUBLIC USE OF A SONG REQUIRES PERMISSION >> IT’S FAIR ENOUGH TO SAY THAT I DIDN’T KNOW BETTER? >> WELL, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT IT’S WEARING THIN THESE DAYS IN THE YEAR 2000 I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW BETTER THAT SOMEONE’S PROPERTY IS SOMEONE’S PROPERTY AND IF YOU WANT TO USE IT THEN YOU HAVE TO GET PERMISSION FROM THEM >> WE’RE JUST NOT INTERESTED IN PROFESSIONALLY BEING LINKED TO A POLITICAL PARTY AND THE BIG PROBLEM IS THAT IT’S SUGGESTING THAT WE ARE ENDORSING THAT POLITICAL PARTY WHICH WE ARE NOT >> Reporter: BRIAN TOBIN WENT ABOUT IT THE LEGAL WAY IN 1999 WHEN HE PAID THE PUNTERS TO RE-WRITE ONE OF THEIR HITS TO FIT HIS MESSAGE >> EVERYWHERE WHEN WE GO AND PLAY THIS SONG IT PUMPS PEOPLE UP AND THEY HAVE A LOT OF FUN >> Reporter: THE ELECTION EDITION, A ROLLICKING PIECE BY THE PUNTERS (♪♪♪) UNDER ITS NEW LIBERAL LABEL, “LEAD THE WAY” HAS PUT THESE POLITICOS INTO HIGH GEAR >> Carolyn: FROM THE YEAR 2000 >> Peter: IT WASN’T YESTERDAY ALTHOUGH SOMETIMES IT FEELS LIKE THAT IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT THE LIBERALS DO THE LAST ELECTION THEY GOT THEIR OWN SONG WRITTEN ESPECIALLY FOR THE CAMPAIGN AND SO THEY PAID FOR IT, BUT — AND IN THE LAST CAMPAIGN THE P.C.s HAD “UPTOWN FUNK” BRUNO MARS >> Carolyn: RIGHT >> Peter: YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME, JUST WATCH AND THAT’S THE PART THEY WANTED YOU TO FOCUS ON BUT USUALLY IT’S NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR MUSIC >> Carolyn: I’M SURE THAT WE’LL FIND OUT SOON ENOUGH >> Peter: AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT LONG WEEKENDS AND TOMORROW IS GOOD FRIDAY AND THAT MEANS THAT THERE’S GREAT THINGS FOR BUSINESSES THAT SELL FISH AND CHIPS >> Carolyn: IN PETTY HARBOUR, MADDOX COVE, THERE’S NO RESERVATIONS TO BE HAD AS STAFF WILL SERVE UP HUNDREDS OF POUNDS OF FISH >> Peter: JEREMY EATON STOPPED BY TO CHAT WITH THE RESTAURANT MANAGER >> OPEN FROM 9:00 TO 5:00 >> Reporter: HOW MANY RESERVATIONS DO YOU HAVE LEFT? >> NONE AT ALL >> Reporter: PEOPLE ARE STILL CALLING NONSTOP? >> ABOUT EVERY FIVE MINUTES WE’RE PRETTY BUSY AND I HAVE BEEN TELLING PEOPLE TO COME HALF AN HOUR OR 45 MINUTES BEFORE YOU WANT A TABLE SO YOU CAN BE GUARANTEED FOR THE TIME THAT YOU WANT >> IT’S LIKE A TYPICAL DAY IN THE SUMMER AND THERE’S A LINEUP BEFORE WE OPEN UP THE DOOR AND IT JUST DOES NOT STOP UNTIL PROBABLY AN HOUR AFTER WE CLOSE IT’S ALWAYS OVER 600-POUNDS, WE’RE EXPECTING ANYWHERE BETWEEN 600 AND A THOUSAND THIS YEAR WE SHALL SEE >> Reporter: WHY ARE YOU EXPECTING SUCH A BIG JUMP THIS YEAR? >> THE DEMAND IT’S BEEN CRAZY OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS THE DEMAND FOR FISH AND CHIPS, IT SEEMS THAT WHEN PEOPLE THINK FISH WE’RE RIGHT ON THE FOREFRONT OF THEIR MIND OH, IT’S FANTASTIC

WE JUST FIRST OPENED UP THIS PLACE AND WE WEREN’T EVEN SURE WHAT TO DO WITH IT AND MOM LOOKED ONE DAY AND SAID THAT I WANT TO OPEN UP A RESTAURANT AND WE WERE LIKE, OKAY BUT TO SEE WHERE WE’VE COME NOW AND IT’S ALMOST WORD OF MOUTH TOO AND IT’S BECAUSE PEOPLE ENJOY OUR FOOD AND IT’S A GREAT FEELING IT’S GREAT WE HAVE A LOT OF ENTERTAINMENT ALL DAY AND WE MAKE SURE THAT WE KEEP IT FUN BECAUSE EVERYONE WANTS TO COME HERE AND HAVE FUN AND HAVE THEIR FISH AND CHIPS SO IT WILL BE FUN AND I SAY TO CALL IN A FEW HOURS IN ADVANCE SO WE CAN HAVE YOUR FOOD READY FOR THE TIME THAT YOU WANT, ALL RIGHT? NO PROBLEM, BYE (♪♪♪) >> THE GOVERNMENT OBVIOUSLY THOUGHT ABOUT THIS AND SAID THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO WORK BEST FOR US >> Carolyn: TIMING IS EVERYTHING, OR IS IT? >> Peter: AND BALL’S CALL TO GO TO THE POLLS EARLY (♪♪♪) >> Anthony: A BEAUTIFUL SUNNY DAY IN HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, THOUGH THEY’VE HAD A FAIR BIT OF SNOW AS IT MELTS WE’LL TALK TO PEOPLE HERE IN LABRADOR ABOUT WHAT THEY HOPE FOR IN THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN (♪♪♪) >> Carolyn: WELL, THE EARLY ELECTION CALL CAME AS NO SURPRISE TO A LOT OF PEOPLE DWIGHT BALL SAID THAT ONE BENEFIT IS THAT IT WILL AVOID BACK-TO-BACK FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS IN THE FALL BUT WHY DID BALL CHOOSE RIGHT NOW TO CALL THE ELECTION? WE WENT TO SPEAK TO A PROF, KELLY LEDUC, TO GET HIS TAKE WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT THE STRATEGY IS AT PLAY HERE,

CHOOSING LAST NIGHT SPECIFICALLY TO MAKE THE ELECTION CALL HAVING JUST RELEASED THE BUDGET AND JUST BEFORE THE LONG EASTER WEEKEND, WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT THE LIBERALS ARE THINKING? >> I THINK THAT THEY WANT TO GO FAST I THINK THAT THEY’RE LOOKING AT PARTIES THAT ARE NOT FULLY READY, NOT ALL OF — THE OTHER PARTIES SIMPLY DON’T HAVE ALL OF THEIR CANDIDATES IN PLACE THEY COULD HAVE FORESEEN THIS AND KNEW THAT IT WOULD BE A PROBLEM I’M SURE THEY’VE BEEN SCRAMBLING BUT THIS IS A WAY FOR THE LIBERALS, BECAUSE OF THE GOVERNING PARTY IT’S EASIER TO GET CANDIDATES IN PLACE AND LINED UP YEAH, THEY’RE TRYING TO TAKE WHAT ADVANTAGES THEY CAN >> Carolyn: ELECTIONS N.L SAID THAT THE PARTIES HAVE EIGHT DAYS TO GET CANDIDATES IN PLACE AND THE P.C.s HAVE AN UPHILL BATTLE WITH THAT NOW THEY JUST HAVE OVER HALF OF THE 40 CANDIDATES IN PLACE HOW MUCH OF A CHALLENGE DO YOU THINK THAT CHES CROSBIE HAS AHEAD OF HIM TO FULFILL THAT PROMISE TO FILL THOSE SEATS? >> IT’S A BIG CHALLENGE BECAUSE ON TOP OF HIM WANTING TO BE ON THE ROAD AND YOU JUST WANT TO BE CAMPAIGNING AT THIS POINT AND NOT RECRUITING AND YOU DON’T WANT TO RECRUIT ON THE EASTER WEEKEND, RIGHT? SO, YEAH, THIS IS DEFINITELY AN EXTRA CHALLENGE FOR HIM IT WOULD BE — IT WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL, CERTAINLY, TO NOT HAVE THE FULL 40 BECAUSE THAT’S SOMETHING THAT WE LOOK AD, YOU KNOW, ARE YOU ABOUT THE WHOLE PROVINCE >> Carolyn: BOTH PARTY LEADER HIS SPEECHES LAST NIGHT SPEAKING TO SUPPORTERS AND CANDIDATES AND VOTERS WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE TONE THAT WAS SET WITH THOSE SPEECHES? >> PARTIES NEED TO PICK WHAT THEIR SLOGAN IS GOING TO BE AND I GUESS TO STICK TO IT AND I FIND IT KIND OF ANNOYING AND THEY DON’T USUALLY SAY A LOT, THE FACT THAT SOMETHING IS FORWARD OR ONWARD OR BETTER TOMORROW THESE THINGS ARE PRETTY EMPTY BUT I UNDERSTAND WHY THE PARTIES FEEL THEY NEED SOMETHING TO RALLY AROUND AND A SLOGAN ON THE BUS AND EVERYTHING AND ON TOP OF THAT THE RHYMES, CHES CROSBIE “DON’T MESS WITH CHES.” >> Carolyn: “FIGHT IN DWIGHT.” >> TO ME THEY FEEL THAT WE’RE GOING BACK IN TIME A FAIR DISTANCE TO SAY WHO LISTENS TO THIS AND THINKS THAT THIS IS MEANINGFUL >> Carolyn: THE BUDGET WAS RELEASED A DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION CALL SO ESSENTIALLY THAT WILL BE THE LIBERALS’ CAMPAIGN PLATFORM, THE BUDGET WON’T PASS UNTIL THE GOVERNMENT IS ELECTED SO WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT? >> I MEAN, IT’S NOT ENTIRELY UNCOMMON I HAVE SEEN IT HAPPEN CERTAINLY BEFORE WHERE THE PARTIES PUT THE BUDGET FORWARD TO KIND OF SAY, OKAY, HERE’S WHAT WE’RE ABOUT AND HERE’S THE THINGS THAT WILL HAPPEN IF WE’RE ELECTED IT COVERS THEM A BIT IN TERMS OF THE FORUM MIGHT OTHERWISE BE THIN AND WITH THE GOVERNING PARTIES IT IS, AND THEY HAVE MADE PROMISES THE FIRST TIME AROUND AND SO THEY HAVE MADE SOMETHING THAT THEY LOOK AT AS SOLID >> Carolyn: AS YOU SAY THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH THEM DOING IT AND IT’S PERFECTLY ALLOWED BUT ARE THERE ANY ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS WITH THAT? BECAUSE IT DOES GIVE THEM AN ADVANTAGE TAXPAYER DOLLARS WENT INTO PUTTING THAT BUDGET TOGETHER, WHICH IS A SET OF PROMISES >> SO I DON’T THINK THAT IT’S REALLY THAT BAD SO, YES, YOU’RE USING TAXPAYER MONEY, BUT THE TAXPAYER MONEY WILL GO INTO BUDGET MAKING IN ANY CASE IF THE SAME GOVERNMENT COMES IN, THIS IS MONEY THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SPENT REGARDLESS I DON’T SEE IT AS A WASTE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS MORE SO IT’S REASONABLE FOR A VOTER TO LOOK AT IT THOUGH AND TO BE CYNICAL, RIGHT? AND TO SAY, OKAY, SO THIS IS A PARTY THAT COULD HAVE JUST PASSED A BUDGET, COULD HAVE GIVEN US EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE SAYING THEY WERE DOING AND COULD HAVE GOVERNED BUT INSTEAD THEY HAVE DONE THE GOVERNING PART UP TO THE PLACE WHERE IT’S ADVANTAGEOUS AND THEN CALLED AN ELECTION I DON’T KNOW IF I’D SAY THAT IT’S SOMEHOW UNETHICAL, BUT I THINK THAT IT DOES INVITE A CYNICISM I THINK THAT THE VOTERS SHOULD LOOK AT THAT AND SAY, OKAY, I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS PERSON IS DOING THIS FOR THEIR OWN ADVANTAGE AND THERE’S NOT MUCH TO THIS AND WHAT DO I THINK ABOUT THAT? >> Carolyn: KELLY LEDUC, THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME >> Peter: AN ELECTION CAMPAIGN IS NOT JUST A GOOD TIME TO HEAR FROM POLITICIANS BUT ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY TO TELL THEM WHAT YOU WANT SO TODAY ANTHONY GERMAIN WENT AROUND HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY TO ASK PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT IN THIS ELECTION >> Anthony: SO DWIGHT BALL HAS MADE THE ELECTION HAPPEN WHAT IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE TO YOU IN THIS ELECTION CAMPAIGN? >> WELL, I GUESS, LIKE EVERYONE ELSE THE MUSKRAT FALLS AND THE RATE MITIGATION AND HOW THAT’S GOING TO ALL PLAY OUT IN THE NEAR FUTURE FOR ALL OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR >> Anthony: SO ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR POWER BILLS AS WE HEAD INTO THIS CAMPAIGN? >> YES, OF COURSE THE POWER BILLS HERE IN LABRADOR ARE PRETTY GOOD SO WE’RE ALL AWARE THAT THEY’LL GO UP BUT BY HOW MUCH AND HOW QUICKLY THEY’LL GO UP IS — WHO KNOWS FOR SURE >> Anthony: IN AN ELECTION CAMPAIGN, WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT POLITICIANS NEED TO KNOW FOR LABRADOR? >> PRETTY MUCH THE CONDITIONS

AND THE ENVIRONMENT AND PEOPLE’S OPINIONS >> AND I FIND THAT WHEN SPRING IS COMING AND THERE’S LIKE MORE WATER AND I THINK THAT THEY JUST NEED TO PAVE THE ROADS PROPER, LIKE, YOU KNOW? >> Anthony: AN ELECTION HAS BEEN CALLED WHAT’S IMPORTANT FOR LABRADOR? >> SOME MORE HOUSING FOR THE HOMELESS >> Anthony: WHAT’S THE SITUATION HERE? >> THERE’S A BAD SHORTAGE >> Anthony: YOU THINK THAT THE POLITICIANS CAN ADDRESS THAT AND FIX THAT? >> WE HOPE >> THE PRICES OF STUFF, YOU KNOW, GASOLINE PARTICULARLY THAT’S A CONCERN >> Anthony: YEAH, ESPECIALLY HERE IN THE BIG LAND, RIGHT? >> BUT I’M QUITE HAPPY WITH THE DEAL THEY MADE, THIS ATLANTIC ACCORD THING, I THINK THAT WAS A GOOD THING TO DO >> Anthony: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO YOU? >> I THINK THAT THE ROADS ARE BECAUSE THERE’S A LOT OF POTHOLES HERE AND IT SEEMS THAT THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF VEHICLES DAMAGED AND STUFF LIKE THAT >> Anthony: SO IF I ASKED YOU TO GIVE ADVICE TO DWIGHT BALL, CHES CROSBIE AND ALISON COFFIN, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE THEM AS THEY CAMPAIGN IN LABRADOR? >> I’D TELL THEM TO FOCUS MORE ON THE SOUTH COAST ROAD AND TAKE CARE OF IT SO THAT PEOPLE CAN HAVE A SMOOTH RIDE HERE >> Anthony: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR YOU IN THE ELECTION? >> WELL, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING AROUND HERE IS THE ROADS THE ROADS ARE TERRIBLE THE TRANSLABRADOR HIGHWAY IS NOT FIT >> Anthony: SO IF I MADE YOU THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION AND WORKS >> I’D HIRE YOU >> Anthony: I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT PAVEMENT AND I’D BE THE WORST TO HIRE >> WELL, YOU’D LEARN SOON ENOUGH [laughter] >> Ashley: GOOD ANSWER >> Peter: I’LL GIVE HIM A SHOVEL AND PAVEMENT AND GO AND PUT HIM TO WORK (♪♪♪) >> Carolyn: WELL, STILL SIZING UP THE DAMAGE AT THE NOTRE-DAME CATHEDRAL IN PARIS THAT’S NEXT (♪♪♪) >> Peter: WELCOME BACK TO “HERE & NOW.” IN FRANCE THIS WAS THE DAY TO THANK THE HEROES OF NOTRE-DAME HUNDREDS OF FIREFIGHTERS WHO BATTLED TO SAVE THE CATHEDRAL ARE BEING HONOURED MEANWHILE THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO WHAT CAUSED MONDAY’S FIRE RENÉE FILIPPONE IS IN PARIS >> Reporter: IT’S BEEN THREE DAYS SINCE THE FIRE AND TODAY WAS ABOUT HONOURING THE INDIVIDUALS WHO WORKED HOURS TO PUT IT OUT, SAVING A GOOD PORTION OF THE CATHEDRAL WHICH WAS JUST MINUTES AWAY FROM TOTAL DESTRUCTION 400 FIREFIGHTERS WERE PART OF THE EFFORT AND THIS MORNING PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON INVITED SOME OF THEM TO THE PALACE TO HONOUR THEIR EFFORT ISES

270 SHOWED UP AND THEY’RE NOT ONLY CREDITED WITH BRAVERY BUT THEIR ABILITY TO SUCCESSFULLY SAVE COUNTLESS RELICS AND PIECES OF ARTWORK 90% WERE SAVED AND THE EMERGENCY PLAN IN PLACE, INCLUDING A HUMAN CHAIN TO REMOVE THE PRICELESS PIECES FROM THE CATHEDRAL, ARE BEING CREDITED FORENSIC EFFORTS HAVE BEEN CLEARED TO ENTER NOTRE-DAME AND TO BEGIN THE MORE DETAILED INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT SPARKED THE FIRE THERE WERE CONCERNS EARLIER ABOUT THE STABILITY OF THE BUILDING AND WORK IS ONGOING TO MAKE IT SAFE TO DATE 40 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INTERVIEWED, MANY OF THEM INVOLVED IN THE RESTORATION WORK THAT WAS HAPPENING AT THE CATHEDRAL AND IT COULD BE ANYTHING THAT SET THE FIRE — AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM, A CIGARETTE THE SPECULATION HERE CONTINUES BUT OFFICIALS MAINTAIN THAT IT DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE CRIMINAL RENÉE FILIPPONE, CBC NEWS, PARIS >> Carolyn: LAST NIGHT BELLS RANG OUT AT CATHEDRALS ACROSS FRANCE IN HONOUR OF NOTRE-DAME [BELLS TOLLING] THE CEREMONY WAS TIMED TO MARK THE MOMENT THAT THE FIRE BROKE OUT ON MONDAY DRONE VIDEO REVEALED THE GAINING HOLE WHERE THE SPIRE ONCE STOOD AS YOU HEARD RENÉE FILIPPONE MENTION THE RECTOR OF NOTRE-DAME SAID THAT THE STRUCTURE WILL BE CLOSED UP TO SIX YEARS FOR RESTORATION WHILE THE FRENCH PRESIDENT IS DEMANDING THAT THE JOB BE DONE IN FIVE AT LEAST ONE EXPERT ESTIMATES THAT IT COULD TAKE UP TO 15, THE EQUIVALENT OF ONE BILLION CANADIAN DOLLARS HAS BEEN RAISED SO FAR FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION >> Peter: HERE AT HOME THREE WORLD RENOWNED PEOPLE ARE MISSING BETWEEN THE BORDER OF B.C. AND ALBERTA THE AVALANCHE HAPPENED ON HOWSE PEAK IN BANFF NATIONAL PARK WHERE AN AMERICAN AND TWO AUSTRALIAN CLIMBERS WERE ATTEMPTING AN ASCENT ONE BODY AND DEBRIS HAVE BEEN SPOTTED BUT THE RECOVERY EFFORTS AREN’T POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF THE RISK OF MORE SLIDES >> Carolyn: AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS DELAYING ITS DECISION ON THE TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE EXPANSION OTTAWA WAS SUPPOSED TO MAKE THE FINAL CALL ON THE PROJECT BY MONDAY, MAY 22nd BUT NOW IT’S MOVED IT BACK ALMOST A MONTH OTTAWA PURCHASED THE PIPELINE LAST MAY AFTER KINDER MORGAN STOPPED CONSTRUCTION BECAUSE OF PROTESTS AND THE POLITICAL RISK THAT IT MIGHT NEVER BE BUILT A COURT RULING REQUIRED GREATER CONSULTATIONS WITH INDIGENOUS GROUPS AND THE $4.5 BILLION PROJECT HAS BEEN ON HOLD EVER SINCE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS THAT IT NEEDS EXTRA TIME >> Peter: PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS IN NEW BRUNSWICK AND QUÉBEC ARE BEING CAUSED TO BRACE FOR A ESPECIALLY HEAVY FLOODING THIS YEAR TO BLAME? SPRING WEATHER, HEAVY RAINS, AND RISING TEMPERATURES THAT HAVE LED TO FASTER SNOW MELT THIS IS A LOOK AT QUÉBEC TODAY, JUST ONE OF THE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE URGED TO NOT TAKE ANY CHANCES RESIDENTS ARE BEING WARNED THAT MAY MAY HAVE TO PACK UP AND LEAVE THEIR HOMES QUICKLY BY TOMORROW LAVAL OUTSIDE OF MONTRÉAL HAS ALSO LAUNCHED EMERGENCY FLOOD PREPARATIONS NEW BRUNSWICK SAW HISTORIC FLOODING LAST YEAR OFFICIALS SAY THAT THEY EXPECT THE WATER LEVELS ON THE SAINT JOHN RIVER TO HIT A FLOOD STAGE IN SEVERAL COMMUNITIES THIS WEEKEND >> Carolyn: IT’S THURSDAY AND

SO IT’S WEATHER WHIZ KID DAY >> Ashley: WE HAVE A NEWEST MEMBER AND THAT IS CHARLIE O’BRIEN SUCH A GREAT PHOTO TOO HE’S 5 YEARS OLD FROM CALVERT AND THAT’S HIS PHOTO THERE >> Peter: WE HAVE A NICE SUNNY DAY AND A FEW BIRDS THERE I KNOW HOPEFULLY A BIT OF SPRING AND A FEW FLOWERS IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE >> Ashley: THAT’S A GREAT PHOTO >> Peter: LOOK AT THAT >> Carolyn: THAT’S ADORABLE >> Ashley: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SENDING YOUR DRAWING IN, CHARLIE, AND IF YOU WANT TO BE PART OF OUR WEATHER WHIZ KID CLUB SEND YOUR DRAWING OR YOUR PHOTO AND ADDRESS SO I CAN SEND YOU A POSTCARD IN THE MAIL TO [email protected] >> Peter: AND, YEAH, THE REALITY IS THAT I SUSPECT THAT DRAWING WAS WAY BETTER THAN ANYTHING THAT I WOULD DO AND SO PERHAPS IT’S BETTER TO LEAVE TO THE PROFESSIONALS >> Carolyn: AND SPEAKING OF PROFESSIONALS, METEROLOGIST, HOW ARE THINGS LOOKING IN THE LONG RANGE? >> Ashley: SO WE’LL LOOK AT SATURDAY’S FORECAST AND I MENTIONED THAT THINGS WOULD BE WET, UNFORTUNATELY, SO IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT THE FUTURE TRACKER IS SAYING, WHAT HAPPENS IS THAT WE’VE GOT A BIT OF A STATIONARY FRONT SETTING UP WHICH BASICALLY JUST MEANS THAT IT’S NOT GOING ANYWHERE SO AS WE GO FORWARD AND YOU CAN SEE THAT STATIONARY FRONT IS GOING TO BRING MAINLY RAIN FOR MOST OR AT LEAST — WELL, MOST OF THE ISLAND, ANYWAY, THROUGH THE DAY ON SATURDAY IT LOOKS LIKE LABRADOR SHOULD BE NICE THROUGH THE DAY ON SATURDAY AND THEN AS WE HEAD A LITTLE BIT FURTHER INTO THE OVERNIGHT, THINGS WILL START TO CLEAR OUT, AND WE’LL SEE CLEARING SKIES, AND ESPECIALLY FOR THE NORTHERN PENINSULA BY THE TIME THAT THE MORNING ROLLS AROUND ON SUNDAY BUT OVERALL THOSE TEMPERATURES ARE STARTING TO CLIMB SO WE’RE GOING TO START TO REACH THOSE DOUBLE DIGITS, AS I MENTIONED, 7° FOR CORNER BROOK, BUT MORE SO TOWARDS THE PARTS OF CENTRAL, 10° FOR GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR AND 10° FOR ST. JOHN’S AS WELL AND MOST OF THE AVALON AND WE HAVE SUNNY SKIES UP THROUGH LABRADOR THE TEMPERATURES BETWEEN — WELL, 1° THROUGH NAIN AND 7° FOR HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY AND LAB CITY SHOULD REACH A HIGH OF PLUS 4° AND PLENTY OF SUNSHINE ON SATURDAY AND NOW LOOKING FORWARD WE’RE STILL LOOKING AT THAT POTENTIAL FOR SOME SHOWERS SATURDAY — RATHER, SUNDAY AND MONDAY BUT I’M THINKING THAT WE SHOULD SEE PEEKS OF SUN AS WELL THOSE WARMER MAKE THEIR WAY THROUGH LABRADOR AS WELL SO WE’LL SEE A CHANGEOVER TO RAIN AT SOME POINT ON SUNDAY AND THROUGH THE DAY ON MONDAY AND THAT SIGNIFICANT PUSH OF WARM AIR WILL MOVE IN AND WE’LL GET INTO THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW SHOWERS ALONG THE WEST COAST, AND THE SOUTH COAST AND EASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND WE’LL SEE PEEKS OF SUN AND THEN THAT RAIN MOVE OVER THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND THE EVENING HOURS OTHERWISE, CLEARING AGAIN UP THROUGH LABRADOR SO IT DOES LOOK LIKE WE’RE GOING TO SEE UNSETTLED WEATHER FOR SURE THROUGH THE WEEKEND BUT AS WE DO WE WILL SEE THOSE WARMER TEMPERATURES AS WELL SO HERE’S A LOOK AT THE NEXT FIVE DAYS AND THERE’S YOUR TEMPERATURES 7° TOMORROW WITH A QUICK RAIN — OR RATHER SNOW TO START TO CHANGE TO RAIN AND A QUICK 5 cm AND 10° ON FRIDAY AND STAYING GENERALLY CLOUDY AND WE HAVE PEEKS OF SUN FOR SUNDAY AND MONDAY BUT THE TEMPERATURES SHOULD REACH THE TEENS IF WE SEE SIGNIFICANT SUNSHINE THOSE TEMPERATURES COULD BUMP UP A COUPLE MORE DEGREES FOR CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND, GENERALLY GREY, BUT 18° ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY AND THEN ON TUESDAY, STILL SITTING IN THE TEENS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON WESTERN NEWFOUNDLAND, SAME THING, GENERALLY HAVE THOSE GREY SKIES AND AGAIN A FEW PEEKS OF SUN ARE POSSIBLE BUT SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY ON SUNDAY, AND CONTINUING INTO MONDAY AND THEN UP THROUGH LABRADOR, SUNSHINE FOR SATURDAY, SUNDAY LOOKS LIKE IT’S RAIN BUT 10 SHG SHOULD BE YOUR AFTERNOON HIGH AND 6° ON MONDAY AND FOR WESTERN LABRADOR, AGAIN, ANOTHER COUPLE CENTIMETRES FOR TOMORROW MORNING AND THEN CLEARING SKIES RIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/SUNDAY AND THAT POTENTIAL FOR RAIN AND 7° AND THEN DIPPING BACK DOWN TO BELOW 0° ON TUESDAY

NOW JUST BEFORE WE GO TO BREAK I WANTED TO SHARE THIS WEATHER PHOTO WITH YOU ICE IS STARTING TO MOVE IN AND I SAW ON TWITTER THAT THE FIRST ICEBERG WAS IN ST. ANTHONY SO WE’RE GETTING TO THAT POINT AND IT’S GETTING EXCITING BUT HERE’S A LOOK AT YOUR WEATHER FOREET ON AND I’LL TELL YOU WHO — PHOTO AND I’LL TELL YOU WHO TOOK IT WHEN W (♪♪♪) >> Peter: TIME TO LOOK WHO IS CELEBRATING, HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY TO SHERRY SHE WAS BORN IN LAMALINE AND NOW LIVES ELSEWHERE AND HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY TO SATURDAY TO BEATRICE O’REILLY AND GREETINGS TO KAY GARLAND BORN 99 YEARS AGO IN FLAT ISLAND, PLACENTIA BAY AND NOW IN ONTARIO AND LOVE AND BEST WISHES FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO MARY BISHOP BUTLER OF ST. JOHN’S, FORMERLY OF ENGLISH WEST >> Carolyn: AND THIS GENTLEMAN IS CELEBRATING A 90th BIRTHDAY TOMORROW AND HAPPY 55th ANNIVERSARY GREETINGS OUT TO THAT THANNIAL AND BARBARA GOULD TODAY AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CATHERINE PERRILL, HER 90th AND GREETINGS FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND WISHING FRANK HARVEY OF BAY ROBERTS A HAPPY 94th BIRTHDAY LOT OF LOVE FROM HIS FAMILY AND WISHING SUZANNE BURSEY A HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY AS WELL >> Peter: MARGARET AND ANTHONY McNEIL CELEBRATE A 53rd ANNIVERSARY IN ST. ALBANS AND WISHES TO LLOYD AND AUDREY THOMAS FROM ST. PAUL’S RIVER, QUÉBEC, THEY CELEBRATED 56 YEARS AND THIS COUPLE FROM BANE HARBOUR ARE CELEBRATING AND THIS COUPLE FROM SEAL COVE ARE CELEBRATING 67 YEARS TOGETHER AND HAPPY 60th ANNIVERSARY TO MAUDE AND GORD SNOWGROVE >> Carolyn: AND GREETINGS OUT TO WOODROW AND DORA HINDS OF PETERVIEW, THEY CELEBRATED 56th ANNIVERSARY YESTERDAY AND 93 YEARS OLD FOR THIS GENTLEMAN, FROM STONE’S COVE, FORTUNE BAY AND 95th BIRTHDAY TO KATHLEEN GREGORY OF MARKLAND SHE’S CURRENTLY IN GREENS HARBOUR AND HAPPY 52nd ANNIVERSARY TO THIS COUPLE, NOW LIVING IN ST. JOHN’S AND HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY TO CHARLIE AND VALERIE LEWIS OF LABRADOR CITY, NOW LIVING IN FOXTRAP >> Peter: WES AND ZONE PRETTY ARE CELEBRATING 50 YEARS TOGETHER

AND THAT WAS TODAY AND HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY TO SADIE NASH 27 GRANDCHILDREN AND 32 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THIS COUPLE WHO CELEBRATED THIS WEEK AND WISHING UNCLE ALFIE A 95th BIRTHDAY AND HAPPY 61st ANNIVERSARY TO EARL AND JANETTE FELCOM AND JANETTE IS ALSO CELEBRATING HER 80th BIRTHDAY THIS WEEKEND >>> A SPECIAL WEEKEND WITH EASTER AND BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES DOUBLE REASON TO CELEBRATE >> Ashley: THAT’S GREAT >> Carolyn: WHICH IS WHY WE DID THE BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES TODAY BECAUSE THERE’S NOT A SHOW TOMORROW >> Peter: WE’RE OFF TOMORROW AND HOPEFULLY YOU WILL BE TOO AND YOU CAN GO OUTSIDE AND ENJOY SCENES LIKE THIS ONE >> Ashley: EXACTLY THIS GORGEOUS SHOT WAS SENT TO US FROM SANDY COVE AS SOON AS IT GETS THERE THERE YOU GO, SANDY COVE, AND IT WAS TAKEN BY NORMAN BUTTS SO HE SENT US THIS ICY DAY — OR NOT AN ICY DAY, BUT ICY WATER IN BONAVISTA BAY AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SENDING THAT IN >> Peter: IT’S BEAUTIFUL THIS TIME OF YEAR AND YOU GET THE SUN AND THE NICE WHITE ICE ON THE BLUE OCEAN I LIKE IT AND IT’S FUNNY THAT IT REMINDS ME — THAT WE WERE — IT WAS THE GIANT ICEBERG OFF FERRYLAND AND IT WAS EASTER THAT REMINDS ME — LIKE THE FIRST ICEBERG WITH EASTER >> Carolyn: BEFORE WE GO WE HAVE A SHOW ON MONDAY AND WE’RE OFF TOMORROW BUT WE HAVE A HALF-HOUR SHOW ON MONDAY AND ANTHONY WILL BE BACK >> Peter: AND SEE HE’LL BE HERE AT THE DESK >> Carolyn: AND THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN ON >> Peter: HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK >> Carolyn: GOODNIGHT >> Ashley: GOODNIGHT