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The bureau's leadership has come under fire for pushing to rollback some protections, including one's governing predatory payday lending marketplaces run out of sago reports. Appeared before the House Financial Services committee last week things got heated chairwoman, Maxine Waters of California, grilled the director on enforcement of fair lending regulations. Do you believe that it has been weakened and that it needs to be restored? I believe that it has indeed been strengthened chairwoman with the will you believe that it needs to be restored the tone in the Senate hearings should be less tense. According to Chris Willis with the law firm Ballard Spahr, which represents banks. He says that's because Republicans run the Senate committee, and they believe payday lending is already regulated enough, and it's important to not just extinguish an entire industry based on the sentiments of consumer advocates, but there will be more tough questions for Cran injure, according to the university of Utah law. Professor Christopher Peterson Democrats on the committee that are running for president are going to be very skeptical of her consumer protection track record, one of those senators is Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Sits who proposed the CFP PB in the first place. I'm not to say go for marketplace. Checking markets footsie in London is up a tenth percent. Dow SNP and NASDAQ futures are mixed at the moment if you use powerful reading glasses, or maybe if otographer magnifying loop, you might just be able to discern a bit of flexibility in an overnight European Union offer concerning the UK's departure the deadline for something is two weeks from this Friday, the British parliament will consider this subtle e you moved today possibly the first of several crucial votes on British exit this week anew on BBC marketplace in London is following this for us. Hi anew. Hi, david. So British organizations and businesses were feeling things were deeply uncertain when they went to bed last night given new developments is there any nuisance of a path forward. No, not really her vote to to get this with role deal through is still expected to fail. We have a vote tomorrow to take no. Off the table. So, you know, the the basic parameters nothing's really changed to take no deal off the table. In other words, do you wanna know deal crash utter Brexit parliament might vote on that? And then come Thursday there. What might be vote to delay Brexit? Well, what other option is there? Right. The only likely path forward is MRs may going back to the e you with parliament giving her this mandate on Thursday and saying we need a substantial delay. Now. If one is running an organization a business having to make plans more than three weeks from now, this is a difficult situation. The only good news. I've heard from all of this is that those with warehouse spaces are doing really well because everybody's stockpiling supplies. But a delay would at least mean that there's not going to be any significant disruptive changes. There certainly seems to be a strong appetite. Within parliament to avoid that my colleague anew on in London. Thank you so much. Thanks, david. This. 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So although the US was at the forefront of developing the internet, it looks like the worldwide web came out of Switzerland at the hands of a Br. British scientists exactly which is sort of appropriate. When you think about the original vision of the web as this global decentralized network of information that could be acceptable in available. They hope to make the world a better place. Yeah. Well, that's the problem though, has it. Did it will it as we go forward? Right. Right. And you in fact, see some of those early architects of the web, and the internet really worried really essentially saying the web is broken for a lot of different reasons. One because of the business model that advertising has become this default business model, which leads to more and more surveillance and less and less privacy and more consumption. And then that the internet is increasingly not decentralized. In fact, it's controlled by a handful of companies, and that information is less available and less reliable than it was for arguably the first thirty years. So is there any on this thirty year milestone, is there any hope for the internet? As we move forward. I think there's some hope the biggest concern that early pioneers of the web have is that the web is going to splinter, and essentially balkanize that China will have its version of the internet, which is essentially does already, but that Europe might also that Russia might also that the US internet might be this unregulated place. That's totally different. And where the hope lies is that there could be this global body of stewards like a United Nations for the web of people who whose job it is to protect it. And make sure that the next thirty years are are still about connecting everyone and not just some people in the ways that their government wants them to be connected. And that's what the key inventor who published the paper thirty years ago. Tim burners lease working on that. Now. Right. He's got a foundation. Yeah. He's actually created a new foundation and literally new companies in order to try to protect the open web and people's data. He's created this product called solid, which is essentially a platform where users would be able to create these little digital. Pods of their own information, and then companies could build apps or services on that platform and accessory information. Only with our permission, which I know is a remarkable concept. But yes, he is essentially at work saying when the next half of the globe comes online, I want them to have a better internet than we have now, Molly wood is the host of our sibling program. Marketplace tech, Molly, thank you so much. Thanks about stated six years ago. I spoke with Tim burners Lee the web inventor, given the digital assaults on democracy. We've seen in recent years. 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Overriding the privacy settings British parliament sends an officer to a London hotel to seize internal Facebook documents from visiting businessmen. Private documents one MP says could soon be made public on the Otago or hand in some ways director Bernardo Bertolucci was the alpha male of art cinema tonight, a close collaborator reflects on his late friend's influence and legacy. The winner is just floored also ceiling and wold, but that's what you'd expect of this year's best building in the world, a rural boarding school in Brazil and. Unheard mentality. Crowds dance through Edinburgh. Scotland wearing headphones and even though they are called silent disco walking tours they're causing headaches for residents as it happens. The Monday edition radio the guesses booby isn't just in the eye of the beholder. According to the General Motors press release the company is quote, accelerating its transformation for the future. But for all Shua on -tario GM's global restructuring is set to slam the brakes on the city's most important industry. The planned closure of the assembly plant in aqua-. Could mean the loss of over twenty five hundred direct jobs and countless more for related employers for other GM plants in the United States are also slated to close down Corey we're has worked at the Ottawa GM plant for eight years, we reached mister we're in Ottawa this. How did you hear that? This news was happening. A home. I just finished eating dinner and actually my girlfriend's father called and said, hey, you better turn on the news and talk about the plant. So we were pretty shocked, right? Over used to this kind of thing happening in the industry. Sometimes all the speculation. But decision of this magnitude come down through the press before the companies even notified the union was. Degrees arrogance that haven't seen in a while. So tell me what's going through your head is your driving into presuming you into work this morning. What was going through your head as you're pulling through the gate? Honestly, the only thing I could think of was that we needed to walk out of there. Like disgusted me that we were going in. And you know, a couple of guys said at the press conference basically being led like lambs newest slaughter, right? And you know, every single car the move by just gut wrenching to see because I knew that we're you know lining, the pockets of the shareholders book, absolutely gut our community on the chair went up today. I mean, they've done better as a result of this. Yeah. They've been nice healthy healthy bump in their stock shares, which I should say something, I think pretty profound better economic system. But he may be another discussion. But and yet one of your union executives gave a pretty rousing speech this afternoon, saying no, we're going to go back to work, and we're going to continue making. The best cars and trucks in North America. How do you feel about that? I mean, I feel conflicted. I think you know, I support our leadership, you know, they have a plan to engage in talks with the with the federal government. You know, that's the avenue that they're going to take right now. I think you know, we'll see how that goes. And take it from there. How how pent-up is the demand among, you know, on the shop floor people like you that are in there working every day to just say, no, we're gonna walk out take some kind of job action. How how much friction will there be between you and the and the union leadership? Yeah. You always get on the shop floor. Always get a variety of opinions. Right. Like today when we walked through there were some people thought, it was the wrong thing to do even walk out to begin with, you know, they were getting into some confrontation conflict with our with our committee people say to walk. Hey, we're we're hitting the streets, right? Right. Gives a sense of what is this going to mean for all Shua to lose this plant, the impact on all show will be enormous. I mean, you know, our economy's a little bit more diverse than with the choice was when when they had the city absolutely destroyed by the big three nine PM. But it's going to be a major impact on al-shawa. I mean for everyone of our jobs. I've heard different figures I've heard everything from stick was eleven jobs type of GM through suppliers alone. And those workers actually are even more precarious than we are. Because you have workers who are making, you know, around fourteen fifteen dollars an hour. And if you live in the Durham region that's already below the low income cut off and those workers are already living in poverty. So now, they're going to be spe- thrown out into the wind here to compete with jobs against each other. And against us. This affect everybody is going to be drastic. And it's I think I remember seeing figures that the auto industry provides around five billion dollars annually for GDP over a million dollars in federal tax in a million provincial. So I mean taking that money off the table is just devastating for everyone. So that's the community. What what will this mean for you personally for your family three personally? I don't know. I mean, you know plan. On building a life in show. I have a home here. I have a family. I have you know, everything is here. It's been built around this career that I built the auto industry. Right. So for me. I don't know. I haven't even got there yet. Right. I have all these things I'm trying to process them as we go along. And that's gonna be a struggle. That's for sure regardless of where I go yours, obviously isn't the only plant closing GM says is part of a global transformation that it needs to do to remain competitive in the future. How do you respond to that? That's absolute garbage. They're making record profits. You know, they're going to spend that right, obviously, that's gonna be the intervene competitive. But I mean, there's a point where remaining competitive actually becomes being almost sadistic and just destroying communities. Right. I mean, and I feel for all these plants in America to lakes people are workers. We're all workers. Right. And yeah, I just don't buy into it. They're still like an enormously profitable multinational corporation, so for them to ever cry broke as laughable. Disgusting insulting. I mean in two thousand seventeen GM Canada reported a seventeen percent year of your drop in vehicle sales. Does it do we have to be asking the question is GM making the right kind of vehicles? Yeah. I mean, as we know that I think the writing is kind of on the wall. If it wasn't a few years ago definitely is now we're moving towards av. The nature of oughta was trained changing, right? We're going through probably the fastest transportation transformation that we've seen in human history. I mean, if the future is Thomas in electric vehicles is their criticism be made maybe on the Oshawa plant just didn't keep up with the times in making the right decisions about how to prioritize what what it was doing. I mean alternately I think this the onus has to go back to Detroit right because at al-shawa like we're in the most flexible and adaptive plants running right? So if the trade had come to twenty sixteen and said, you're building the volt or your we're going to shift full-bore toward the our workers would have got it done because you know, we're a skilled in dedicate. Fid workforce. I don't think it's our plan has failed. I think Detroit has failed us through not allocating product to us. All right. Well, we'll be watching with great interest. Mr. thank you so much making time today. Thank you very much, Cory. We're works at the Oshawa GM plant. We reached him in offcial on -tario later on in the program. We will have more on GM's decision to close your schwa-. Emily plant will speak to the MP for that area. Jennifer, french. Initially. They asked nicely. Now, they are done with being nice. It is no secret that British politicians are frustrated by Mark zuckerberg's, refusal to come to London to answer questions about Facebook's handling of users private information. They have repeatedly pressed him to address parliamentarians directly. A now the British parliament has used its powers to seize internal Facebook documents from an American software executive visiting London. And that is not the only drama that unfolded Doney O'Sullivan has been covering the story for CNN reached him in London. Doney how did the British parliament get possession of these documents? So we learn over the weekend a executive from a development company was visiting London a small, the nobody has ever really heard of and this executive high documents, which are internal things book documents which could include emails among top Facebook executives, including Mark Zuckerberg, somehow British parliamentarian, Damian Collins who need that committee looking into any information online. Thank news found out that this executive was in town and lump story short sent sergent at arms to hotel and eventually compelled him to hand over the documents. The sergeant at arms, I I mean, I didn't even know that the sergeant of arms would have the legal authority to demand. Somebody handover these kinds of documents. Yeah, we're told that it's a very rarely used mechanism and just thinking. Bit of background the executive who was visiting London as a man named Ted Kramer. And he runs a company called four three and they've been in a years long litigation against Facebook. He basically sued Facebook when he said that Facebook change some of their policies that few years ago, and that it killed his business. So during this lawsuits, and as part of the discovery process, Kramer and four tree got access to these internal Facebook records. Now, the course where they are suing Facebook in California ordered that these documents should remain under seal. So none of us are supposed to know what's inside them. But now that Damian Collins a member of the British president has he could exercise his parliamentary privilege here and put them into the record a parliament for all of us to see and he sent the sergeant of arms over to this executives hotel with a deadline. And as I understand it the executives that are not. We're not handing his over. What happened? Then did he drag them off to parliament? Yes. So it's not entirely tiered the full sequence of events how much executive protested. But what we do know is that he was eventually escorted to parliament hospital by the surgeon hide arms. It's not entirely here. And he eventually did hand over the documents that were in his possession, which we believe were on a laptop the while we do know is that these documents some of which could paint Facebook in a not so great lice are in the possession of Mr Collins, and his committee here in London and Facebook has been fighting very hard documents to not be made public. Do we have? I mean, we don't really know. What's in these documents? Do we have a sense of how damaging the could be? So in the the lawsuits, that's Mr. Kramer, brought against Facebook. They use these documents to make a whole listening of allegations against the company. So what we can actually see in court filings is the claims that Kramer is making. But not the documents to back up those claims. Right. So how'd he's claiming basically that Facebook doesn't really give it down about user privacy that Mr. Zuckerberg was sort of pretty cut trove in how he went about coming up with schemes sorta squash competitors and potential, you know, rival to Facebook back in twenty fourteen. Twenty fifteen Facebook will say that six four trees case is without Marras, and they have pushed back very much on the premise of six trees lawsuits, but Facebook is fighting very hard for the documents that have been obtained true discovery for them not to be made. Public. So you can imagine that there might be some details in those documents, maybe emails from our Coburg that do not have the billionaire very positive lice. And they're already as you say pretty active in trying to keep them from getting into the public has Facebook responded to the seizure and said anything publicly since. So once Facebook learned that Mr Collins was demanding these documents in Las week Facebook called up the course in California, which ruled that these men should stay under seal, and the course, and he can imagine the judge in California doesn't seem too happy about down. And he is asked Facebook, and Mr. Kramer to let the court know by tomorrow, how this all happened. They spoke over the weekend road, and let her to Mr Collins, and and they said we understand you parliamentary privilege, but we'd ask that you wait to see what the judge in California says Mr Collins, the MP did not take that letter. Very well he wrote back within a few hours yesterday on Sunday. They saying look I am a member of parliament where sovereign. I have these powers in UK, and basically, I can do whatever I want with these documents tomorrow. She's. Is when Mr Collins will be appearing at a committee. They will be questioning a Facebook executive. So you could imagine that it's possible. And I think Facebook is is quite fearful that Collins will use some of the information that he has seen through emails documents in the questions, he poses to the Facebook executive tomorrow or possibly worst case scenario for Facebook is that Collins exercises, parliamentary privilege entirely and post all of the documents into the record. They're all of us to see and for all of the fireworks and all of the drama that we've seen so far if he were to do that if he was to just post these up on the internet. What would the impact of that be? Well, it's difficult to say without having seen the documents. But if you take the allegations that six four tree makes in their lawsuits, which they say is based on these documents this could be extremely damaging. All right. Brace yourselves can be another interesting day Doney. Thanks for this. Meter? Daniel Sullivan is the politics and technology reporter for CNN. We reached him in London. And we have more on this story on our website, CBC dot CA slash AH. Gary lens wants his job back. So does Craig James Mr. lens in James are respectively. The sergeant at arms and the clerk of the BC legislature. They were marched from their offices last week in the midst of an investigation into what we still don't know exactly Mr James told reporters that they had been deeply humiliated, and that he could think of nothing that he had done to disqualify him from doing his job. And then one of the reporters notice Mr. lens was choking up. He asked him to explain it was a shock when this this place. And what I got home. I didn't have a phone didn't have any way to communicate to my family. My daughter came to me. And she says, you know, when this happened so quickly within for Royal? She was at work. And she says she got a text says sorry to hear about your father. Our prayers are with your families. Just like that said, she couldn't reach anybody. She couldn't reach my my wife. It is. I'm not just the sergeant at arms. I'm a father. The husband all of these levels impact what happened today. So when I like right now, I'm lucky to get three hours sleep at time hard to eat. All my family's around to friends or on me and their support of all those issues. It is not what keeps me from sleeping and night. The investigation is my family. It's everybody who's done nothing wrong. Because not an issue of of anything done. That's going to be coming up. Let the posts continue let the investigation take place. Let's get to this quick this possible. So that I can get my name cleared, and we can live, but it's my family. It's the France reputation that is that is I think about Kerry lens was suspended from his job as sergeant at arms of the British Columbia legislature this week. He was speaking at a press conference in Vancouver alongside Craig James who was also suspended from his job as clerk pending a police investigation relating to both men. If you were to happen upon one of them. It would be nothing short of terrifying. A group of people flailing around together while walking in utter silence. Don't worry. However, what you're seeing is people dancing at a mobile silent disco where everyone is wearing headphones instead of listening to music blaring out of giant speakers what a relief for you to discover that. And you would think what a relief for people who don't want to hear deafening dance music. But according to some residents of Edinburgh Scotland silent discos are much more disruptive than one might think. The local city council has received complaints about them. And tonight it discussed a report on the problems with silent discos and other walking tours in Edinburgh. Joe Mauer is a counselor in Edinburgh. We reached her today before she headed off to that very meeting. Counselor paint a picture for us where do these silent discos usually take place? What do they look like what's going on here? Well, if you can imagine usually a mom leading them in head to toe spandex headphones winding through the narrow medieval streets of the city of Edinburgh, and you've got people walking about and then suddenly they break into dumps to music Yukon ham. I left because it does kind of sound funny. You you you don't see quite as much of the humor in it. I mean, I can see that that looking on pop to to be on a visit somewhat to do this. I can see that. That would be really good fun of the time. It's not a particular problem, and you can see it, you know, in a film, and you can think of flash. Okay. But the thing about Edinburgh, which is different to a loss of the inner cities that that you might be is we have a big residential population. And the people who have got foodie people who maybe a bit more relaxed bit more inhibited. Because that don't sing in the middle of the street to music, and sometimes the music may be signed that the people out and underneath your window when you put a fairly small. That's maybe something that is a bit difficult to live with when it's happening three or four times a day. And what our constituents telling you I and I understand that. You know, the noise is a bit much, but they live downtown in areas where there's often noise and people leaving and going to bars. What are their main complaints consent is is describe it to me, a lot of weeping and weeping whipping, we ping, and it tends to be in the same place. And it's quite big crowds. T- things says noise when you'll sitting at high minding your own business. Say we don't have that much based on the pavement to the pavement quite narrow. And there's lots of people that want to be the obstruction on the pavements as well that cools is concerned. You know, you've got people that don't sing around them may be paying that much attention on he's walking in the right when it's traffic game posted some them is it you. So those those are the consent. It's noise at safety and just blocking the pavement. So what what is council going to do in response to these complaints? Well, what we say we go anything, I'm the current licensing legisation that we could use to do that and out to that is no so tonight that the meeting having I'll be saying can we can we look at how we can manage this Besse. And this isn't about saying I didn't want this to happen walking to shouldn't happen. But it saying. The people that want to do a lot of stuff in quite a small area in the city. And so that the people who had coming visiting the have a good time. So that they can have a good time, and they can be safe. And that the people who lives kick and go about that daily business and can be safe. We'll that those things can happen. It's about how can we manage this bets? Now of the telegraph for what it's worth saying, you're considering an outright ban on the silent discos altogether. That would be UK. I what would you really go that far? No, the Telegraph's got it wrong. That out from somewhere else. And and I think if you read the article headlined as its bomb, but actually me off it doesn't say that. So I think that's just a heads up fake news. Would you though consider abandoned parts of the city as you say that are more residential and say, listen, if you wanna do it let's create zone in which you are allowed to make this work really really difficult about having bre, I'm one of the best things back is that we've got people living everywhere in right in the heart of the city, and we won't not to continue. It's much more about managing this define a grain and saying, you know, if you stand there and jump Pat and good boo every night, which some of the ghosts told to disturbing this block flats he can do it. The next close down on it snowed. Approp- limb. Sometimes it's just about getting the right place on the right time. And even if it's a case of knowing who's running the tools being able to come type tools being able to say, look we've had a complaint could she tweet this. I think we will get on a bunch bets up. This is one company. Silent adventures. And it claims it's the only one that actually gives these tours year round. And the marketing director of silent ventures has said that you know, he feels that this is I I kind of punishment because of some frankly, Etta control companies that were operating during the fringe festival. What's what's your response to that? I can understand why he feels like that funding. I've just been in touch with him this evening to say this is exactly about punishing good operators. It's about trying to find a way of encouraging the good. So that the bad who a crowding that tools? You know, giving very good tool and some of them, you know, we get to it's coming through the front of our building every day in the courtyard and some of them up a bit loose with that fact. So it's it's a case of how how can we encourage the good? And maybe being if you go to rush into space time say that we don't really want the bad ones operating here who all closing the problems. Can I ask have you ever tried? Silent disco. No, I haven't. Any desire? Would you would if I came there would you do it with me probably properly? I did that they raise a one of the attractions they've got this Christmas, but the Christmas period, we go to streets have lights, and they'll running assign disco in that, and I did say to my dose it. Do you want to get up and do the fun at this case, we got with a few friends and did and I go to that's just no Kumon. Pet did because that's the right space for it. It is a good space for it. I'm not completely against this. I'm just saying we really need to. Well. Let us know what happens, and we really appreciate you making the time talked to us. Not until thanks for that. Thank you. Bye. Joe Mauer is a city councillor in Edinburgh. And that is where we reached her. And if you would like to see a video of some of these silent disco tours in her city, and I know you do visit our website, CBC dot CA slash AH. Tonight. The parliament of Ukraine voted to impose martial law on that country's border regions president pit throw. Put a shaneco asked for the new powers after an incident on Sunday in the Black Sea that ended with Russia sailing off with three Ukrainian naval vessels, Ukraine's allies have denounced the seizures as a dangerous esscalation of hostilities the Russians. Insist they were provoked Christopher Miller is a freelance journalist who has been covering Ukraine for years. We him in Kiev shortly after the vote Christopher just how tense are things in Kiev tonight. It's been pretty tense for the last twenty four hours ever since the skirmish between Ukrainian Russian ships in the which is for several hundred kilometers away in the black seat. But hearing lawmakers today have been debating a proposal that would seem martial law imposed across the country. And then just within the last hour here in Kiev. They finally did pass a Bill that will allow for martial law to be imposed. So tensions are pretty high people try to figure it out. Just what exactly it means? And of course, you know, with this looming threat of possible further Russian aggression that president Puerta Shaka spoke about in parliament's end in televised address the earlier so when martial law does kick in on Wednesday. What's it gonna look like what will actually happen? Yes. So Ukrainians will wake up and at nine AM just as everyone is starting their work day. In in ten regions that border areas where Russia has troops. So it would mean several regions that actually border Russia or Russian occupied Crimea or the vase off or Transnistria the breakaway territory in Moldova where Russia has troops in those areas. People will see an increase in the number of police and military and other security forces on the street. They will be subjected to arrests if military police officials see anything that they might deem fishy. They don't need any kind of pretext or or reason prohibitions on the freedom of movement. So the border guard service of Ukraine might block or restricted the movement of Russian citizens coming across the borders in those areas, even the entry to some of the some of the regions such as the regions of Lugansk and Don yet, which are already considered to be in the conflicts. It's going to if it doesn't immediately look different. It's going to certainly feel different. Just just with that coming into force. And this all stems as you say from the skirmish yesterday, the Russians said to fired on and then boarded these three creating chips. What happened there Ukrainians had wanted to move three naval vessels from their Black Sea. Port of Odessa to their see Avaz for in Mary EUPOL, and while en route the Russian security are Russian coastguard vessel. That's controlled by the F A. Spear federal security service, intercepted these votes and one Russian vessel. Rammed into a Ukrainian vessel causing pretty bad damage to its motor. And it's full two other vessels were fired upon by other Russian coastguard vessels. They were damaged Twenty-three Ukrainians were detained three of them. We've come to learn were wounded in the. The gunfire. And it's the first time that Russia has openly admitted to firing on a Ukrainian military elements since the war between the two countries, which of course, is being thoughts with Russia's Zolder. But also through for Russian separate struck sees since the war began in April two thousand fourteen that's the what I wonder if you can if there is an answer to the why why is this happening now? Yes. A really good question. You know, that's that's one. We don't have an exact answer to. But you know, Russia has always looked for a way to further destabilize Ukraine in order to keep it within its sphere of influence and would have had several hours to know that these ships were coming in and perhaps seen as maybe a setup in their favor to make it look as though Ukraine was acting aggressively in in order to justify closing off the Kerch strait and the sea of ause in this body of water is jointly shared body of water between new crane and Russia, and they must have wanted to completely control it because it it happens to also wash the shores of Russian occupied Crimea. But also, you know, it it was a lot of economic pressure on Ukraine because to release strategic and important ports in the sea of off the only access is getting through the Kerch strait and this. Kerch strait is now covered by a bridge that Russia built links may land Russia to the Crimean peninsula. So it's able to kind of, you know, either Pinscher close off this see and hurt Ukraine economically on the Ukrainian side. You know is serves it serves for Shinko as we saw tonight with this passage of martial law in that he is doing miserably in the polls right now and he's fighting for reelection. And he's always presented himself as a strong military leader. He's been praised for his role in commanders in chief while being criticized in many other areas, so this is kind of served him domestically at a particularly critical moment of time. So I I mean, you take that the the looming election and other sort of standoff between Ukraine and Russia, and it sets up just sort of bristling over tensions yet again. What can happen next? Yeah. That's the big question. There are several possibilities. It's I I would say not not highly likely, but one thing that Ukrainians greeting president co in particular was warning tonight was a full-scale land invasion by Russia. They say that tens of thousands of Russian soldiers are are in position around the country. And we've known this actually for quite a while. But it was presented in a way tonight as to appear as though an attack was imminent, and we're not quite certain that it is. You know, I think there's a lot that that could happen. But we don't we don't quite know. What exactly will happen? I think come Wednesday morning when martial law does come into place. We'll get a slightly better sense of just what things are going to be like here for the next for the next month. All right. Well, we'll keep a close eye on it as well. Take care yourself over there. Because for thank you for this. Sure thinking Christopher Miller is a freelance journalists tweaked him in Kiev, Ukraine. He was a cyber terrorist in the JAMES BOND film, tomorrow never dies. He was porno camera operator boogie nights in real life. Though. Ricky Jay was a magician the actor author and sleight of hand artist died this weekend and in keeping with his lifetime of artful deception. His age has been reported as both seventy and seventy two the comedian Steve Martin wants described Ricky Jay as quote, the intellectual elite of magicians. He's expertly able to perform and yet knows this theory history and literature of the field, Mr. j had a way with playing cards. He could do astonishing close up magic with them. He could also throw one fifty seven meters and hit a target his mastery of craft got him work as a consultant on films like ocean's, thirteen the prestige the illusionist, but Kraft alone was not what made him. A favored guest of late night talk shows, he had charm. He appeared on the late show with David Letterman a number of times over the years. And here he is from twenty thirteen promoting documentary called deceptive practice, the mysteries and mentors of Ricky. Jay. In the film. There's a great segment where the Sunday we're talking to a guy from the Los Angeles County sheriff's department who is teaching you a rarefied form of March arts arts, and he and seen in the Lucien or sleight of hand that you had done where you take to one dollar bills. What book an odd comes a single two dollar Bill? Right. And he was so baffled by this that. But for months and months of hectoring you about how it was done. He follows you into the shower. And he says he says here are to one dollar bills doing for me now. And you according to this guy did it. Yeah. Yeah. Now. How did you do the way I analyzed? It was it was the quickest way to get him out of the. But I mean is that true? Is that possibly true? Well, yes, I mean, I thought it was funny. I lost track of them. He was a sheriff in Los Angeles, and these wonderful filmmakers, Molly burns, new Allen. That will seem tracked him down to God knows where and he was still carrying two dollar Bill, and you guys were all at lunch, and you said who's got a dollar Bill who's got it all our Bill, and then bingo abracadabra zippo, it becomes a two dollar Bill. I understand that very I don't understand it in the shower. Actually Verlaine was known to perform something rather remarkable showers. What are we? Honestly. Idea the guys following the shower or or did you say later? How was that possible? Don't tell me on the trick was done. Just tell me how it was possibly. You know, I wake up on alternate days in my life thinking, I'm the unluckiest guy in the world and the luckiest guy in the world. And I think this proves I'm a little closer to the lucky. Yeah. Could you do it? Now, if you taking a shower. It would be hard to say, no. The great magician and actor Ricky Jay never wanted to tip his hand on the late show with David Letterman back in twenty thirteen. Ricky Jay died Saturday. He was seventy four seventy two years old, depending on who you ask. GM workers in also say that they are not prepared to take the loss of their plant lying down as we told you earlier on in the program over twenty five hundred workers in the -tario city are set to lose their jobs after General Motors announced a massive global restructuring after the news came out workers in the plant walked off the job some set up blockades of the plant and here are some of those workers speaking to reporters as they left the plant today. I've never seen anything like it. And we can't get any answer. So we've stopped. We have no answer. One knows. What's? Taking our soon. Everyone's leaving story. Mean her company I trust right now. Thirteen years. So. At some point. So that's what we're doing. That's what we're doing. Working here. Fred the nanowaste together or couples nor to go with your situation. I only have a few years ago, but still who's going to hire somebody. Right. Bad situation. Later on in the day union official for GM workers at the plant told them, quote, they are not closing our damn plant without one hell of a fight, unquote. And that sentiment is being echoed by the city's end EP member of provincial. Parliament, Jennifer, French, we reached his French in aqua-, this French Ontario premier Doug Ford said today that he tried to reason with GM, but was told there was absolutely nothing. He could do to reverse this decision. Do you buy that? No. I don't accept that. I I believe that that was the conversation. But I can't believe that that at the end of the conversation. You know, we have a whole toolkit that we're not even opening. I mean, this is move is part of a massive global restructuring of go global conglomerate, what do we have in our tool kit that could have persuaded GM when looking at that broader global perspective to stay you ask an excellent question. You know, there is there's a bigger picture. Here. And you know, I know that also is a part of it. But the thing is aqua- also the start of it, you know, they really were a hundred years ago. And and this isn't this isn't just a history lesson. You know, this is there is real potential for the future because Ottawa is a cutting edge facility at award winning. You know, GM has really showcase it as their jewel, you know, their their numbers and their products are are excellent. And so just cut them out of the next chapter of innovation and vehicles moving forward, if that's hybrids or green technologies, and we are ready for that that the city has had so much investment to have that end without without an explanation or without even looking at continuing with with all Shua operating and keeping the jobs here. I think it's the absolute wrong thing to do. Especially on the first day of the fight to just you know, throw in the towel. But I mean, the numbers were speaking pretty. Loudly in two thousand seventeen GM reported seventeen percent year of your drop in vehicle sales. Well, Canadians were buying thirteen percent. More cars and vehicles. We we knew that there was going to be an imbalanced there. The question was what was going to do about? It wasn't it. And anyone you talk tease has a different interpretation of what we what we have seen. Right. You know, GM apparently had signed an agreement that promise. No closures for four years is what we heard today. There are a lot of questions to be asked. Yes, I think everyone recognizes that people are not buying cars. The way the used to they're going to they're going to crossover vehicles, but Ottawa surpass all expectations when it came to putting in the you know, the truck line we can put in a hybrid we could put in the next whatever you want to imagine the provincial in federal governments poured what fourteen billion dollars into GM's bail at back in two thousand nine looking back on that decision. Now, what would you like to seen done differently? Everyone in Canada has an opinion about about that money, which is fair whichever side of the conversation. You're on about putting the money in the money was put in, but it was put in without strings attached. As we're finding now put in with a bunch. Strings attached. And they met those strings, but it's now been whatever it is nine years since where strings enough, I guess that is debate especially as we go forward. You know, if there is a way to convince General Motors to reconsider I don't know. Like, I said, we haven't we haven't explored any option, and then we've got the feds and the province saying it's disappointing and we are sad. And we are already going into damage control note, when we have I don't know it looks like a year that we're we're hearing before the product will no longer be allocated at this point. And we we aren't even we aren't moving forward with any strategies. Like, I said, we're we're just folding a suit on the first day is is frustrating. I understand that the broader conversation of, you know, global restructuring. But I also know that when I look around the community, I see. That it isn't just about a global story. This is at a community story, and this isn't just an awful lot and Durham region story, you know, taxpayers contribute to our broader Canadian economy. Lord knows the automotive industry has been a massive part of our Canadian economy. And I think that's the broader question here that I'm sure the people you're talking to done at the plant all day are in their heart of hearts concerned about is is this decision by GM canary in the coal mine, not just for GM. But for the automotive sector in Canada. And what are your concerns about that can fair and certainly is shared by the folks here. I mean, there's panic. There is a lot of anger, and essentially betrayal is is sort of what I was what I was picking up. You know, that we've heard it's only oughta about for how long we still don't have a reason why right when you look at Ottawa as being crown jewel, though to speak that their numbers were, you know, the the best of all of the plants. If if they aren't staying open than than what is to keep anyone else. Right. What is to keep anyone else getting product and moving forward. It has been a really rough day. I know that we're in for one heck of a bumpy road. You know, the the workers today were not not impressed with the damage control strategies or the the five extra weeks or things like that. Because they want to hear that someone wants to fight to keep these jobs. All right. Miss french. We have to leave it there. But thank you so much for this. Jennifer, French is the Indy p member of provincial parliament, representing Oshawa Ontario. And that indeed is where we reached her. What do we really know about the people who make dictionaries? I mean, I know what we're told. We're told that they are just innocent lexicographers who give us the animal Ogies pronunciations. And most importantly, the meanings of words. But can we trust them? For example. Dictionary dot com has just announced its word of the year misinformation. Gene Solomon, the websites. Linguists in residents told the Associated Press, quote, we believe that understanding the concept of misinformation is vital to identifying misinformation as we encountered in the wild. And at that could ultimately help curb its impact. And so how does dictionary dot com? Define misinformation. As follows quote, false information that is spread regardless of whether there is intent to mislead and that checks out. And apparently it follows spikes and searches for mainstream media Orwellian and white lie in two thousand eighteen so it's timely, but just for a moment. Let's consider the source, shall we? Dictionary dot com a site that when you look up sure Burt claims it is pronounced sure bet with only one are a site. That says the word EPA Thome is actually pronounced a pit to me. And that sag you is pronounced Sigli. Now, linguist Jane Solomon admits the websites choice of misinformation as the word for twenty eight team is a call to action in the hope that we will all be vigilant about language, and I'm all for it. All I'm saying is take a look at the source because maybe dictionary dot coms appearance of infallibility is simply a fa- Cade. It is the year nineteen twenty four and the setting is the Forbidden City in China. The government of the Republic is in flight now, remove the following them and Chilean who's to sitting. City. This Pui and his family have been given one hour to leave the Forbidden City. They will be courted to the home of his father and remain there under guard as state prison news and to further notice. Seen from the last emperor from nineteen eighty-seven directed by Bernardo about the Lucci today. It was announced that MISA Bellucci has died at the age of seventy seven he leaves behind filmography that includes classics like conformist and the controversial last Tango. In paris. Germy Thomas is a movie producer who worked with Bernardo Bertolucci to bring the last emperor to the screen and went on to produce other Bertolucci films like stealing beauty and the dreamers. We reached Jeremy Thomas in London. This Thomas, I vote I'm very sorry for the loss of your friend before we discuss his enormous achievements. I wonder if you can tell us what living with illness had been like for Bernardo these these past years. Well, he was ultimately man, and like great grits making filled day ahead, but he'd been had some ability problems little ause ten to fifteen years and develop that he was very proud stoic and he can new life, but he was in wheelchair. But I I mean was he still planning he was working on something when he died was he's still actively you. Yeah. We actively thinking you making film directors singing about movies, but the people who live by thinking about Finot cinema. But they're always make you movie, whether they make you. How did you come to meet Bernardo Bertolucci? I go to cool for him just made a film makers guards. And as it with Japanese filmmakers, and he's like to meet you. Rest of the to give me the product of them. And I was an enormous fan of his persuading and in that meeting in that first meeting in Chinese restaurant. He pitched you on. Let's make the last emperor. Yeah, he gave me a to voters view. And this is what I want to do. And we started we'll get nations and getting all the rides getting to getting from the filming. And they love, but who she joined the cultural minister of them have been we go to the mission. What do you think the Chinese liked him? So they they like it's Li Monka. It would students vindicate business. And but future was that. It was a Marxist. No, censorship whatso- written. They approved the script and they gave us free to make the field. He he had a well deserved reputation for for being a filmmaker who I mean to defy social norms. Barely even touches what he did. But but for that, and and for really testing and pushing boundaries when it came to everything depicting sexuality expressing his politics through film was he equally subversive and mischievous in in real life. We'll be a different today. Are there are necessary. Don't that post, but he works to legal, and he was interested. He was European filmmakers from you. Love. Talent one left, and he was the end of that. And if you think he's making from when he was twenty one, and it's something that is cheese in the world today, but the area situa- lati- and the condition of about you'll everybody's mall, especially if it's too late orientated. You know, it's it's a cliche, but you would expect a man with such a famous filmography to be difficult to work with onset. A lot of people that are as famous and successful as he is our what was your experience of working with him. Benny films with him many long period. So I had a relationship with them. But he was a very collaborative we even in the most difficult to film, building sky, so HARA etcetera, he was a ways in sync with the filmmaking, and as he was in charge of the film in his brain. He could change the film, if we and he would he said, okay, Jeremy of sympathy. Oh, she to trouble. Out of trouble. He'd think of think of doing it at one short. He could do it in one. I mean, he was he was doing one show with the camera on the mood rose and ten setups. And he had that expertise and shooting Phil what he wanted into completed seen. He was no stranger to controversy. He was never afraid of controversy after last Tango. In Paris was released. He was hit with obscenity charges for the explicit sex scenes about two years ago last tangos infamous rape scene came under renewed scrutiny raised a lot of questions of consent onset. How did Bernardo Bertolucci approached that kind of criticism of his work? I think that it goes with the territory of get he loves vote at the time because it was the draw. That was being very host film, and will be going to film, but it up in many decades ago, I was in bed if people left to that set he and Marlon Brando later admitted that they hadn't fully informed. The actress Maria Schneider of what was going to happen in that scene. So some had said we should reconsider how he has been lauded as a director as a result. What do you make of that? We comment on that look at his films. He through incredible footprint of cinema. He is one of the main just philmont as old time gave us the conformance staying. He gave his. Empress? And is is like you see I think is that. Don't do my best friend into what would you enjoyed decades of collaboration and of great personal friendship with him. Is there is there a moment or a particular memory that that you're thinking of today that that stands out? Yeah. We think so Foley annoy with chilling confused when but he said want to say if Neal is the Big Apple only weight is the big nipple, and it was fused and embarrassed lofta of the woods. Backstage the price. What about TV doesn't understand you'll reference to Hollywood? What do you say about Hollywood he said because fide denied forty by the milk of Hollywood that's been though that let's take and that very visual. Incapable, we would gratified that. Well, it's it's an incredible career to look back on. And I just really want wanna thank you for letting us in and sharing all this with us today. No. He was great. He was great. Everybody will miss him. Indeed. Thank you so much there. Okay. Bye. Bye. Jeremy Thomas is a film producer and collaborator. And friend of the late Bernardo Bertolucci whose death was announced today. He was seventy seven years old. This has to be morale building for a building. Dedicated to morale building the title of best building in the world has just been conferred on a rural boarding school in Brazil. He might have figured it would go to a tree covered apartment tower in Milan or concrete campus in Tokyo, both of which were also in the running, but the Royal Institute of British architects, instead selected the work of the young architects, pedal, Duchenne and Gustavo travel since the building and self offered no comment, we reach Petra chain in Sao, Paulo, Brazil. Mr duchenne. How does it feel to hold this title to be one of the architects behind the best building in the world? Feeling for civil because it's such besiegers award. So we were very very happy to receive that. And also because it's such a surprise way. We did not expect through the prize. I mean there were so many great buildings and huge textile firms, and we are sort of far away from death reality part of what makes it great. Is that it's so unique can you describe the school? I what does it look like the the first bite. That's very unique is that is a boarding school. And it is very very far away from the city. So the kids that go there to come from lowington families there about seven hundred students and also lots of features and people that were there in the all live in this kind of of farm. It's more than just a building. It's a whole complex that was existing there. And now a project was to make a better. Accommodation for the for the students. There's also lots of important things that we had to to do it to to make the kids feel at home because they come from such different and difficult backgrounds and the most. Maybe thing that you see at first is huge roof. This very light roof that creates a big shadow, so the rich Barton, the the the first thing that comes to your mind when you see the beauty is up. Dizzy free space that protects from the dang from that all the other parts of the beauty star to relate to to this shadow to this face. This kind of intermediate space between the outside the inside. We'll put some pictures of it up on our website. So people can see because it really is an interesting almost a movement as you move through the building itself. I I read that the people in charge of the school. They they wanted to pick you and your partner is the architects behind this because you were young. And because they thought that you'd probably listen to the students what did the students? Tell you. The tutoring was very was a fairy reach experience to to talk to Dan because the the come from families. That have lived there in displays for a long time. And somehow they begin to to lose his relationship to Dilan to to do own history. So when I got there we went to visit their grandparents house to see what what he was like, it was more like smaller houses with mud walls. And also a big veranda a big fad though that would protect this inner space and somewhat to surprise inside space really really comfortable in in the temperature way. So it was cool. Even though we had forty degrees celsius outside the inside parts of the house was very inviting. And we knew that there was some kind of very Portland knowledge there, and that was important to bring that to the project and some some students have our head already begun to to look at this the houses of their grandparents something. From the past or something that backwards and the big challenge ASTA, the whole process was to listen to them, listen to their stories, and then make them realize how important and how beautiful and also use and technological where traditions that they already had in place. But there was also more pets working together with them first of all the making part of the the whole process in feeling that is doing also some some hell there's but also to listen a little bit of hell could be fine to to their needs. And also to the needs of the teachers and the the host cool, and what kind of plays did they like to what kind of games like to play all kinds of confirm ation that try to incorporating the design process. I mean, it's amazing to see what imbibing a student with a sense of responsibility. But a sense of ownership. As well. Can do what affect you think this can have on the quality of life for these students, but we have really high hopes, right? We hope that the this base mix it up add or split a better space to live that the shooting have more more calm or room for themselves. And that they start to reflect the phone their own individuality, and we were seen really good results right away from from the point of view of them being peppy with the school and study more and having more time for themselves. I mean, it's interesting because I think you could see this kind of designed be replicated. But I I guess in your mind to what extent is almost more important to use this as an example, the remember the fundamentals it is not just the mechanics, and and you know, the building it's about the artistry in about the social aspect of meeting people and understanding what they need when you're trying to design something from an architectural standpoint. Yes, definitely we could not see the same building being replicated that clear as it is very important to look at all the complexities of the place and L too complex the people. And maybe from that could arrive in a similar building in another situation. But we would also have to go all the way back to a why does displays what is the people? And then what is the climates? How can we bring the transport materials all kinds of needs in these shoes? Day informed. The so much of of the project how well Mr. Shane, congratulations. And thank you. Thank you for doing this. Thank you very much. Shane is an architect with the firm zero reached him in Sao Paulo school. He designed rural Brazil was recently, given the award of best building in the world by the Royal Institute of British architects, and you can see as Peter mentioned some photographs of that school on our website, CBC dot CA slash AI. H. You've been listening to the as it happens podcast. Our show can be heard money to Friday on CBC radio one and on Sirius XM following the world's six you can also listen to the whole show on the web this code CBC dot CA slash AIH and follow the links to our online archive. Thanks for listening. I'm Peter arms-drop. Jeff douglas. 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