The National for June 14, 2019 — Toronto Raptors Win NBA Championship

The National for June 14, 2019 — Toronto Raptors Win NBA Championship


>>Andrew: TONIGHT, CHAMPIONSHIP CHECK.>>NEEDS TO BE OUT THERE RIGHT.>>WHERE DOES CANADIAN BASKETBALL GO FROM HERE? PLUS, THE NEXT PHASE OF LEGAL POT.>>OUR MOTIVATION IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE TO PROTECT OUR KIDS.>>Andrew: EDIBLES ARE SET TO BE LEGAL THIS YEAR, BUT TIGHT REGULATIONS COULD KEEP THEM OFF SHELVES FOR A WHILE.>>YOU START THE TOUR, YOU’RE SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS IN BEFORE YOU TOUCH DOWN ON THE GROUND.>>Andrew: THE SHOW MUST GO ON, NORTH OF 60. MEET THE MUSICIANS DETERMINED TO PLAY ALL OF CANADA, NO MATTER THE COST. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL”.>>Andrew: LAST NIGHT NERVES WERE FRAYED AS THE TORONTO RAPTORS FOUGHT FOR NBA SUPREMACY, BUT TODAY, THEY, A VICTORY PARADE IS IN THE WORKS AND THE CITY HAS NOT STOPPED CELEBRATING. BY WINNING THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP AND BRINGING THAT TROPHY HOME, THE RAPTORS HAVE DONE SOMETHING NO CANADIAN TEAM HAS DONE BEFORE. THE ENTIRE COUNTRY IS BRIMMING WITH PRIDE. LET’S START WITH CHRIS GLOVER AT THE HEART OF THE RAPTORS COUNTRY, TORONTO.>>Reporter: FROM LATE-NIGHT VIEWING PARTIES AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS TO PARTIES BIG AND BIGGER, THIS WAS THE MOMENT THE WHOLE COUNTRY WAS WAITING FOR.>>BASKETBALL WAS INVENTED BY A CANADIAN. THE FIRST NBA GAME WAS IN TORONTO. AND NOW YOUR 2019 NBA CHAMPIONS, THE TORONTO RAPTORS! [CHEERING]>>Reporter: THE PRIDE SPILLED INTO THE STREETS INSTANTANEOUSLY. FOR THOSE OUT PARTYING LATE LAST NIGHT, VOICES A LITTLE SORE, IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE, BUT SOMEONE HAS BEEN WORKING HARD. THIS NOW FAMOUS MURAL IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO ALREADY UPDATED WITH THE BIG TROPHY.>>IT NEEDS TO BE UP THERE, RIGHT, WE’RE CHAMPIONS.>>Reporter: AND FANS WERE JUST AS FAST TO GRAB A PICTURE OF THE TOURIST ATTRACTION.>>IT’S LIKE THE PRIDE OF HAVING, YOU KNOW, LIKE THAT.>>Reporter: CANADA’S FIRST NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BASKETBALL TEAM IS NOW THE LESSON OF THE DAY.>>WHEN I CAME TO SCHOOL, IT WAS LIKE THE BEST PARTY EVER.>>Reporter: CHAMPIONSHIP RAPTORS GEAR IS FLYING OFF STORE SHELVES SO FAST, REINFORCEMENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN ORDERED.>>OUTSTANDING, WE’RE PROUD.>>Reporter: IT’S BEEN A FEW DECADES SINCE CANADA HAS SEEN A WIN THIS BIG IN PRO SPORTS. OR A PARTY THIS BIG. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CONVERGED ON TORONTO AFTER THE BLUE JAYS WON BACK-TO-BACK WORLD SERIES TITLES IN THE 90s. TORONTO HAS GROWN SINCE THEN, SO MONDAY’S RAPS PARADE IS EXPECTED TO BE EVEN BIGGER. AND THE FAN BASE FAMOUS FOR GETTING AHEAD OF ITSELF, ALREADY AT IT AGAIN.>>WE WANT DOUBLE NOW. NEXT YEAR AS WELL.>>Reporter: NO PRESSURE, GUYS. CHRIS GLOVER, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: I WILL SAY THIS, THE RAPTORS ARE PROBABLY USED TO PRESSURE. THEY WITHSTOOD A LOT OF IT, BUT THE QUESTION OF A REPEAT IS ALREADY IN THE AIR. WE ASKED STEVEN D’SOUZA TO EXAMINE THE RAPTORS’ WINNING STRATEGY AND CONSIDER WHETHER THAT MAGIC CAN LAST.>>Reporter: THIS WAS A SEASON OF IMPROBABLES. NEVER BEFORE HAS A TEAM PRESIDENT TAKEN THE GAMBLE MASAI UJIRI DID, FIRING THE COACH OF THE YEAR, TRADING AWAY THE TEAM’S HEART AND SOUL AND BRINGING IN A SUPERSTAR WHO CAME LOADED WITH TALENT AND LINGERING HEALTH QUESTIONS.>>I TEXTED KYLE THE DAY THAT I GOT TRADED AND SAID LET’S DO SOMETHING SPECIAL.>>Reporter: NEVER BEFORE HAS A TEAM TRIED ROAD MANAGEMENT. KAWHI LEONARD SAT OUT 22 REGULAR SEASON GAMES. NEVER IN 50 YEARS HAS A TEAM WON A CHAMPIONSHIP WITHOUT A TOP 10 DRAFT PICK PLAYING FOR THEM IN THE PLAYOFFS.>>WE GOT GUYS WHO HAD TO GET IT THE LONG WAY, GET IT OUT OF THE MUD, GET IT AGAINST THE GRAIN.>>Reporter: NEVER IN 15 YEARS HAS A TEAM WON WITHOUT A REGULAR SEASON M.V.P. ON ITS ROSTER. ALL TORONTO HAD WAS UNSTOPPABLE FORCE AND DETERMINATION.>>WHEN YOU SEE YOUR STAR PLAYER NOT WORRIED ABOUT ANYTHING, NOT CRACKING UNDER PRESSURE, YOUR TEAMMATES ARE GOING TO FOLLOW.>>Reporter: BUT NOW THE FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN. WILL MASAI UJIRI GET LURED AWAY TO ANOTHER TEAM? WILL PASCAL SIAKAM CONTINUE HIS REVOLUTION? AND THE $190 MILLION QUESTION, WILL KAWHI STAY? A FREE AGENT IN TWO WEEKS, TORONTO CAN OFFER THE MOST MONEY, BUT FAMILY CONSIDERATIONS MADE CALIFORNIA TEAMS AN ATTRACTIVE OPTION.>>NOBODY REALLY KNOWS, SO THE RESPECTS HAVE A GOOD CHANCE, BUT THE OLD ADAGE, HAPPY WIFE, HAPPY FAMILY, HAPPY LIFE.>>Reporter: THE REASONS TO STAY ARE COMPELLING. A TEAM JUST REALIZING ITS FULL POTENTIAL AND THE LOVE OF AN ENTIRE COUNTRY.>>YOU KNOW I WANTED TO MAKE HISTORY HERE. AND THAT’S ALL I DID.>>Reporter: NEVER BEFORE HAS A CANADIAN TEAM WON A NBA CHAMPIONSHIP. WILL THEY DO IT AGAIN? NEVER SAY NEVER.>>Andrew: AS YOU HEARD, MASAI UJIRI WAS AN ARCHITECT OF THAT CHAMPIONSHIP WIN, BUT HE ALMOST DIDN’T GET TO CELEBRATE. AFTER THE BUZZER, HE TRIED TO GET ONTO THE COURT, BUT A SHERIFF’S DEPUTY GOT IN HIS WAY BEFORE THIS CAMERA STARTED ROLLING. IT ESCALATED FROM THERE AND NOW, THERE IS AN OFFICIAL COMPLAINT AGAINST MASAI UJIRI AND THE POSSIBILITY OF CHARGES. KIM BRUNHUBER EXPLAINS.>>Reporter: A TRAMPLED RAPTORS PRESIDENT MASAI UJIRI –>>BUT WE WANTED TO WIN IN TORONTO AND WE WON IN TORONTO!>>Reporter: NO ARGUING WITH THAT. IT’S WHAT HAPPENED MOMENTS BEFORE THAT IS DISPUTED. SECONDS AFTER THE RAPTORS WON, MASAI UJIRI TRIED TO GET ON THE COURT TO CELEBRATE, BUT DIDN’T HAVE HIS CREDENTIALS AND WAS PREVENTED BY A SHERIFF DEPUTY.>>WE KNOW BASED ON THE REVIEW OF THE VIDEOS, ARENA SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AND SOME OF THE CELL PHONE VIDEO OUT THERE, THERE WAS A CONFRONTATION BETWEEN MR. UJIRI AND OUR OFFICER.>>Reporter: THIS IS ONLY THE AFTER MATH. THE VIDEO SHOWS THE MAN SEPARATING THE POLICE OFFICER FROM UJIRI. HE HAD TRIED TO PUSH PAST THE DEPUTY, SO THE OFFICER PUSHED HIM AND SAID HE COULDN’T GO ON THE COURT. DURING THAT PUSH, HIS ARM STRUCK THE DEPUTY IN THE JAW.>>WE CHOSE NOT TO MAKE AN ARREST YESTERDAY BASED ON THE TOTALITY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND THE FACT THAT IT WAS A NATIONAL EVENT TAKING PLACE ON THE BASKETBALL COURT, SO WE CHOSE FOR OPTION B.>>Reporter: OPTION B. TODAY, THEY FILED A COMPLAINT OF MISDEMEANOR BATTERY ON AN OFFICER, BUT SOME WITNESSES DISPUTE THE POLICE ACCOUNT. TODAY, TORONTO MAYOR JOHN TORY CAME TO HIS DEFENCE. THE ALAMEDA COUNTY DISTRICT OFFICE WILL REVIEW THE POLICE SUBMISSION AND CONSIDER CHARGES NEXT WEEK. BUT DEPENDING ON THE CHARGES, THE SENTENCE CAN VARY WILDLY, FROM A FINE TO THREE YEARS IN JAIL.>>Andrew: THE UGLINESS OF THE UJIRI INCIDENT ASIDE, THIS HAS BEEN A CANADA-WIDE CELEBRATION AND FANS OF ALL AGES HAVE BEEN RELIVING THE HISTORIC VICTORY.>>WE THE NORTH!>>Andrew: SCHOOL WAS A WRITE-OFF FOR THE KIDS. THIS IS IN KITCHENER. THE EXCITEMENT SEEMING TO HAVE SPILLED OVER. AND IN OTTAWA, THE CELEBRATIONS WILL MAKE IT INTO THE OFFICIAL HANSARD TRANSCRIPTS OF QUESTION PERIOD WHERE THE RAPTORS ENJOYED CROSS-PARTY SUPPORT TODAY.>>LET’S GO RAPTORS!>>I’M NOT QUITE SURE HOW THAT FITS IN THE RULE BOOK, BUT I’LL CHECK THAT LATER.>>Andrew: CHECK THIS OUT. THEY THE NORTH. THIS VIDEO IS MAKING THE HOPES KIDS ACROSS CANADA CAN NOW SEE THEMSELVES PLAYING THE GAME.>>WE ALL START OUT BEING FIVE YEARS OLD, PICKING UP THE BALL FOR THE FIRST TIME AND NOT KNOWING WHAT WE’RE DOING. THAT’S HOW THEY STARTED AND LOOK WHERE THEY ARE TODAY.>>Reporter: CANADIANS LIKE WIG BEGINS. AND R.J. BARRETT, EXPECTED TO BE A TOP PICK. SCOUTED BY THIS MAN.>>WE’RE JUST SCRATCHING THE SURFACE.>>Reporter: HE’S EXCITED ABOUT THE MOMENTUM, BUT SAYS INVESTMENTS NEED TO BE MADE.>>MAKE SURE THERE ARE ENOUGH FACILITIES AND COURTS FOR ACCESSIBILITY FOR THESE KIDS TO PUT THEMSELVES IN A SITUATION TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND CHASE A DREAM.>>Reporter: A DREAM THAT STARTS WITH PICKUP GAMES LIKE THIS ONE.>>I’M NOT ON A TEAM OR ANYTHING, I JUST PLAY, BECAUSE LIKE, IT’S OPPORTUNITY TO MEET NEW PEOPLE AND TO, LIKE, HAVE A CHANCE TO ACTUALLY PLAY A SPORT THAT YOU HAVE NEVER PLAYED BEFORE.>>KAREN PAULS, CBC NEWS, WINNIPEG.>>Andrew: BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THERE IS OTHER NEWS TONIGHT, BUT ONE LAST THING. ABOUT THE PARADE ON MONDAY. IT ALL KICKS OFF AT 10:00 A.M. EASTERN AT EXHIBITION PLACE IN TORONTO. OPEN-AIR DOUBLE DECKERS CARRYING THE TEAM AND THE TROPHY WILL HEAD EAST ALONG LAKESHORE BOULEVARD, NORTH ON YORK STREET AND UNIVERSITY AVENUE, MAKING THEIR WAY TO NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE. THE PARTY IS SCHEDULED TO WRAP UP AROUND 1:30 IN THE AFTERNOON. IF YOU CAN’T BE THERE IN PERSON, ADRIENNE AND DWIGHT DRUMMOND WILL BRING YOU THE PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE ON CBC NEWS NETWORK AND TELEVISION STARTING AT 10:00 A.M. EASTERN. YOU CAN ALSO LIVE STREAM THE SPECIAL.>>>OKAY. NOW TO THE OTHER STORIES WE’RE FOLLOWING TONIGHT, INCLUDING CLAIMS OF RACIAL PROFILING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA. A BLACK STUDENT SAYS HE WAS STOPPED BY CAMPUS SECURITY, HANDCUFFED AND HE FILMED SOME OF IT.>>I DON’T HAVE TO HAVE I.D.>>Reporter: JAMAL BOYES SAYS HE WAS STOPPED WHILE SKATEBOARDING AND ARRESTED FOR TRESPASSING. POLICE WERE CALLED IN AND HE WAS RELEASED. THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT SAID RACISM HAS NO PLACE ON CAMPUS AND A REVIEW IS UNDER WAY.>>>CANADIAN SOLDIERS WILL STAY IN MALI FOR A FEW EXTRA WEEKS THIS SUMMER. THEY ARE IN THE COUNTRY FOR THE PEACEKEEPING MISSION.>>THIS APPROACH WILL MINIMIZE DISRUPTION IN THE AVAILABILITY OF CRITICAL CAPACITY TO PEACEKEEPING FORCES IN MALI AND HELP SET UP THE ROMANIAN ROTATION FOR SUCCESS.>>Andrew: THE U.N. HAD CANADA TO STAY UNTIL OCTOBER.>>>A DEVELOPMENT IN THE FLINT WATER SCANDAL. ALL CHARGES HAVE BEEN DROPPED AGAINST THE REMAINING OFFICIALS, BUT THIS DOES NOT MEAN THE CASE IS OVER. A MORE THOROUGH INVESTIGATION IS NEEDED AND THE MAYOR SAYS IT’S GOOD NEWS.>>WE RECOGNIZE THAT THE WHEELS OF JUSTICE MOVE SLOWLY, BUT IT’S LIKE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAID, JUSTICE DELAYED DOES NOT MEAN JUSTICE DENIED.>>Andrew: 12 PEOPLE DECIDE AFTER THE CITY SWITCHED ITS WATER SUPPLY TO THE CONTAMINATED FLINT RIVER IN 2014. SEVEN OFFICIALS HAVE ALREADY TAKEN PLEA BARGAINS.>>>CANADA’S LEGAL POT MARKET IS ABOUT TO GET A LITTLE BIGGER. NEW CANNABIS PRODUCTS INCLUDING EDIBLES, DRINKS, EXTRACTS WILL BE FOR SALE AS EARLY AS THE END OF THIS YEAR, BUT THERE ARE TIGHT RESTRICTIONS AROUND WHAT IS IN THEM AND HOW THEY CAN BE SOLD.>>Reporter: EVER SINCE THIS BOUTIQUE CANNABIS SHOP OPENED, CUSTOMERS HAVE BEEN ASKING, WHEN AND HOW CAN THEY GET THEIR HANDS ON EDIBLES?>>THERE IS A DEMAND FOR PEOPLE WHO WOULD LIKE TO CONSUMER EDIBLES. SOME PEOPLE PREFER IT AS A DIFFERENT HIGH THAN WHAT IT IS WHEN YOU SMOKE. AND IT LASTS LONGER.>>Reporter: THOSE SHOPPERS WILL HAVE TO BE PATIENT. EDIBLES WILL GRADUALLY HIT STORE SHELVES IN MID DECEMBER AT THE EARLIEST. THE NEW GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS REQUIRE ALL PRODUCTS TO HAVE EXTENSIVE WARNING LABELS AND THC WILL BE LIMITED TO 10 MILLIGRAMS PER SERVING. SIMILAR STANDARDS WILL ALSO BE PUT IN PLACE FOR CANNABIS EXTRACTS AND TOPICALS.>>I HEARD FROM THE INDUSTRY, PEOPLE SAYING, WE COULD MAKE MORE MONEY IF YOU DID THIS OR RELAXED THESE REGULATIONS, BUT THAT’S NOT YOUR MOTIVATION.>>Reporter: OTTAWA SAYS ITS MOTIVATION FOR THIS NEXT PHASE OF LEGALIZATION IS TO ELIMINATE THE BLACK MARKET AND MAKE THAT CANADIANS WHO USE THE PRODUCT MAKE INFORMED CHOICES.>>WITH SMOKED CANNABIS, YOU START TO FEEL THE EFFECTS RELATIVELY QUICKLY. IF YOU’RE USING EDIBLES, IT CAN TAKE UP TO TWO HOURS.>>Reporter: SOME ASSUME THAT DELAY MEANS THE DRUG ISN’T WORKING. THERE IS ALSO FEAR THAT EDIBLES MAY APPEAL TO KIDS. THE GOVERNMENT SAYS IT WILL APPROVE EACH AND EVERY PRODUCT TO MAKE SURE THAT IS NOT THE CASE.>>WE DON’T WANT THAT TRADITIONAL GUMMY BEAR.>>Reporter: JUST LIKE WHEN POT WAS FIRST LEGALIZED. IT MAY BE DIFFICULT TO GET EDIBLES. BECAUSE OF REGULATIONS, SUPPLY WILL BE LIMITED AND THERE WON’T BE MUCH VARIETY.>>Andrew: U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS DOUBLING DOWN ON HIS SECRETARY OF STATE ASSERTION THAT IT WAS IRAN WHO ATTACKED TWO SHIPS YESTERDAY. ONE VESSEL OWNED BY A NORWEGIAN COMPANY WAS CARRYING AN OIL, THE OTHER LOADED WITH METHANOL. NO ONE WAS INJURED, BUT LYNDSAY DUNCOMBE REPORTS THAT THE WHITE HOUSE HAS PROOF OF WHO CARRIED OUT THE ATTACKS.>>Reporter: WHAT THIS VIDEO SHOWS ACCORDING IT THE MILITARY IS IRANIAN SPECIAL FORCES RETRIEVING AN UNEXPLODED MINE FROM A JAPANESE TANKER, PROOF, SAY THE AMERICANS, THAT IRAN WAS BEHIND THE ATTACK.>>WELL, IRAN DID DO IT. YOU KNOW THEY DID IT BECAUSE YOU SAW THE BOAT.>>Reporter: PHONING INTO FOX NEWS, PRESIDENT TRUMP FIRMLY BLAMED IRAN. AN ASSESSMENT BRITAIN AGREES WITH. THE FOREIGN SECRETARY TWEETED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ATTACKS ALMOST CERTAINLY LIES WITH IRAN. ADDING THE LATEST ATTACKS BUILD UPON A PATTERN OF DESTABILIZING BEHAVIOR AND POSE A SERIOUS DANGER TO THE REGION.>>AT THE MOMENT, BOTH SIDES IN THIS DISPUTE THINK THAT THE OTHER SIDE DOESN’T WANT WAR, AND THE RISK YOU HAVE IS THAT THEN THEY DO SOMETHING PROVOCATIVE THAT LEADS TO CATASTROPHIC CONSEQUENCES THAT WEREN’T INTENDED.>>Reporter: IRAN DENIES ITS BEHIND THE ATTACKS. THE PRESIDENT SAYS IT IS THE AMERICAN WHO POSE THE THREAT TO THE REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL STABILITY. THE SAME DAY AS THE TANKER ACCOUNTS, JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE BROUGHT A MESSAGE FROM THE LEADER TO DONALD TRUMP, SAYING THAT THE U.S. WAS OPEN TO TALKING. IRAN SAID NO. IRAN IS FEELING THE EFFECT OF CRIPPLING U.S. SANCTIONS CUTTING OFF EXPORT MARKETS. A CONSEQUENCE OF THE AMERICANS BACKING OUT OF THE OBAMA ERA NUCLEAR DEAL. IRAN HAS THREATENED TO CUT OFF THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ. TRUMP’S RESPONSE. IF IT’S CLOSED, IT WON’T BE FOR LONG.>>Andrew: TAKING THE PULSE OF LAST NIGHT’S GAME LITERALLY. YOU’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CARDIOLOGY HOOKED FANS UP TO SEE WHAT ALL THAT EXCITEMENT WAS DOING TO THEIR BODY. WE’LL HEAR FROM TWO PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD A BIG IMPACT ON THE GAME’S GROWING POPULARITY ON THE COURT AND OFF. [ * ]>>Andrew: WE’RE GOING TO BE TALKING TO FORMER G.M. LEN GRUNWALD JUST AHEAD.>>Andrew: THEY SCREAMED, THEY HUGGED. THERE ARE EVEN A FEW TEARS. PROBABLY A LOT OF TEARS. RAPTORS FANS SO OVERCOME WITH EMOTION LAST NIGHT.>>MY BLOOD PRESSURE IS THROUGH THE ROOF. I MIGHT NEED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. I’M LIKE, THIS IS CRAZY, MAN. LIKE, I GOT LIKE A HEADACHE. I HAVE TO CHECK MY PULSE A COUPLE OF TIMES,MAN.>>Andrew: HE MAY NOT BE ALONE. WE WATCHED THE GAME LAST NIGHT WITH A CARDIOLOGIST TO CAPTURE THE PULSE OF A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.>>Reporter: HOW WAS YOUR TICKER HANDLING THIS THRILLER LAST NIGHT? TORONTO CARDIOLOGIST BROUGHT HIS FRIENDS TOGETHER TO WATCH THE GAME IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE.>>SEE WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE, TO THEIR HEART RATE.>>Reporter: SO THE CARDIOLOGIST CAME ARMED WITH HIS BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF.>>126 OVER 78.>>Reporter: LIKE ANY EXPERIMENT, THE TESTS WERE REPEATED. AS THE GAME GOT MORE NERVE-RACKING, THE FANS WERE GETTING MORE ANXIOUS.>>84 RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT STRESS INDUCERS TO THE HEART AREN’T EXCLUSIVE TO BASKETBALL, BUT HAPPEN IN ALL HIGH-STAKES SPORTS. DURING THE 2006 WORLD CUP SOCCER ONE GERMAN STUDY SHOWED WHEN THE GERMAN TEAM PLAYED, THE RISK OF CARDI CARDIAC EVENTS MORE THAN DOUBLED. AND SPECTATORS WATCHING A WHOEK GAME PROVOKED HIGHER HEART RATES THAN THOSE WATCHING ON TV. FOOTBALL FANS, BEWARE. THE SUPER BOWL MAY LEAD TO A SMALL INCREASE IN HEART ATTACK AND HEART FAILURE. IN TORONTO, AND WELL INTO THE FOURTH QUARTER AND THE FANS ARE FEELING THE PRESSURE, TAYLOR’S BLOOD PRESSURE IS UP.>>I DIDN’T THINK IT WOULD BE THAT HIGH.>>Reporter: WITH THE NBA TITLE SO CLOSE, ANXIETY IS RISING AND SO ARE THE HEART RATES.>>YOU’RE 92 NOW.>>OH, MY GOD.>>Reporter: DESPITE THE RISE IN BLOOD PRESSURE, THE DOCTOR IS NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE FANS. THEY’RE YOUNG AND HAVE NO RISK FACTORS. THE ENEMY HERE IS THE FRIED FOOD AND ALCOHOL, BUT THAT’S ALL PART OF THE EXPERIENCE.>>FOR SURE EVERYONE’S HEART RATE WENT UP AS THE GAME WENT ON.>>Reporter: NO SURPRISE REALLY THAT IN A NAIL-BITER OF A MATCH, THE OLD PUMPER GOT QUITE THE WORKOUT LAST NIGHT.>>Andrew: SAY THAT AGAIN. LOTS MORE FROM RAPTOR LAND. WE’RE GOING TO CATCH UP WITH A FEW FANS WHO ARE STILL CELEBRATING EARLY THIS MORNING. PLUS THE RAPTORS HAS BEEN A SLAM DUNK FOR THE ECONOMY THIS SPRING, BUT ARE THERE LASTING BENEFITS?>>HOW DO WE SEIZE THE FACT THAT WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MOMENTUM ACROSS THIS COUNTRY?>>Andrew: FIRST, ONE MORE CLIP FROM LAST NIGHT. CHECK OUT THE MOMENT KYLE LOWRY DECIDED BASKETBALL IS PASSE AND DECIDED TO GRILL HIS TEAMMATE FRED VAN VLEET.>>KYLE LOWRY TORONTO RAPTORS, FRED, HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE A WORLD CHAMPION?>>IT’S UNBELIEVABLE, MAN. UNBELIEVABLE TO HAVE GUYS LIKE KYLE LOWRY ON YOUR TEAM WHO STEP UP AND GO FOR 15 IN THE FIRST QUARTER, BUT SHOULD HAVE HAD 50. HE SLOWED DOWN. SO I CAME OUT IN THE SECOND HALF AND BAILED HIM OUT, TO HELP HIM FOR HIS LEGACY. THEY KILL MY MAN ALL THE TIME IN THE PLAYOFFS. HE’S MORE SLANDERED THAN ANYBODY IN THE LEAGUE, SO TO HAVE HIM HOLD UP THE TROPHY TONI [ * ] [CHEERING]>>Andrew: THAT IS CANADA’S BIGGEST CITY THROWING ONE OF ITS BIGGEST PARTIES LAST NIGHT WHEN THE THRILL OF VICTORY WAS FRESH AND CLEARLY IRRESISTIBLE, BUT ALAS, ALL PARTIES MUST EVENTUALLY COME TO AN END. TODAY, SOME PEOPLE HAD TO CLEAN UP THE STREETS. CHANCES ARE OTHERS CALLED IN SICK. AND DRAKE, HE FOUND HIS OWN WAY TO MARK THE DAY AFTER. PROMISING TWO NEW SONGS TO MARK THE CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY. WE WANTED TO GET A SENSE OF HOW OTHER PEOPLE IN TORONTO ARE DEALING WITH THE AFTERGLOW. WHAT’S IT LIKE TO WAKE UP IN A CITY OF CHAMPIONS? SOME PEOPLE DIDN’T MAKE IT TO ED.>>DUNDAS SQUARE, JUST AFTER 4:00. PREDAWN ON THE FIRST DAY WHERE TORONTO AND THE RAPTORS FIND THEMSELVES ON TOP OF THE WORLD. THE CELEBRATIONS HAVE BEEN GOING ON ALL NIGHT LONG. ONLY A FEW STRAGGLERS REMAIN. THE ONES WHO DON’T WANT THE NIGHT TO END.>>HOW COME YOU’RE STILL HERE?>>WE CAME ALL THE WAY FROM MONTREAL JUST TO SEE THE RAPTORS. WE’RE NOT LEAVING EARLY. THIS CONTINUES.>>WHAT DO YOU GET FROM BEING RAPTOR FAN?>>I FEEL LIKE A CHAMPION, TOO, YOU KNOW. THEY MADE THE WHOLE TOWN FEEL LIKE A CHAMPION. WE CAN’T SLEEP, MAN, IT’S LIKE WOW, TOO MUCH FOR REAL.>>Reporter: THESE THREE FANS, THE LAST ONE STANDING IN THE SQUARE, THEY GOT ME WONDERING. WHAT IS IT WE’RE REALLY WONDERING WHEN WE CELEBRATE THE RAPTORS? BY 7:30, THE CITY IS WAKING UP AND I MEET MORE STRANDED FANS.>>CAN I ASK A QUESTION?>>YEAH.>>WERE YOU CELEBRATING?>>YEAH, HAVEN’T STOPPED.>>THIS IS NO SLEEP, SIR.>>HOW WAS THE CELEBRATION?>>AMAZING. RAPTORS, NUMBER ONE.>>WHAT DO THE RAPTORS GIVE YOU?>>JOY, HAPPINESS, COMRADERY. BRINGS US ALL TOGETHER.>>WHAT WOULD YOU SAY THE TEAM HAS GIVEN YOU?>>A REASON TO LIVE. I LOVE MY CHILDREN AND WIFE VERY, VERY MUCH. EVERYONE HAS A PEP IN THEIR STEP AND I’M REMISS, MAN, I COULDN’T HAVE DREAMED THIS SITUATION. I REALLY COULDN’T.>>Reporter: WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR HEART?>>MY HEART IS FULL. I FOLLOWED THE RAPTORS FOR 24 YEARS. I’M A DEVOUT FAN. I’VE INVESTED TIME, MONEY, ENERGY. THEY HAVE FILLED MY HEART. NO MATTER WHAT FOR THE REST OF THE TIME, YOU CAN’T TAKE THIS AWAY.>>Reporter: IF YOU’RE A FAN, THAT’S A BOTTOM LINE. YOU WANT THIS TO LAST FOREVER.>>SO THIS IS IT, THIS IS JURASSIC PARK THE NEXT DAY, THE DAY AFTER, UNDER THE BRIGHT SUN. HARD TO BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED HERE. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO REMEMBER?>>ME, OH I LOVE IT, SINCE 1995.>>LET ME ASK YOU THIS QUESTION. WHAT DO YOU SEE IN THE RAPTORS THAT YOU WANT TO HAVE IN YOUR OWN SELF?>>PERSEVERANCE, HARD WORK, LEADERSHIP, AND NEVER GIVING UP.>>Reporter: MAYBE THAT’S THE REASON SO MANY PEOPLE ARE TAKING PICTURES. THEY DON’T WANT TO PART WAYS WITH A TEAM THAT REPRESENTS THEM. AND THEY DON’T WANT TO FORGET EITHER.>>OF COURSE, PEOPLE WANT TO REMEMBER, BUT I THINK THEY ALSO WANT TO FEEL PART OF IT. LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT HERE. THIS IS THE TWO-HOUR LONG LINEUP TO BUY YOUR RAPTOR CHAMPIONSHIP MEMENTO.>>WHY ARE YOU IN LINE?>>I’D LOVE TO GET ONE OF THESE HATS. GO RAPTORS GO, YOU’RE AMAZING.>>WHY DO YOU NEED A HAT?>>I NEED TO REPRESENT THE PRIDE OF CANADA, ESPECIALLY WITH THE RAPTORS. I’M PRETTY HAPPY RIGHT NOW, SO I NEED TO DOCUMENT THAT.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK WE’RE REALLY CELEBRATING WHEN WE CELEBRATE RAPTORS?>>WE’RE CELEBRATING THE UNITY, THE UNITY OF CANADA. LOOK AT HOW QUIET WE ARE IN LINE. HOW POLITE WE ARE. HOW PROUD WE ARE. THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT. BEING CANADIAN, BEING TOGETHER.>>Reporter: BY LUNCH TIME, I’VE BEEN ALL OVER THE CITY AND I REALIZED NOBODY SAID ANYTHING ABOUT THE ACTUAL GAME. SO LET’S TALK TO THE EXPERTS. THIS IS 12-YEAR-OLD SOLOMON.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE RAPTORS’ WIN?>>I THINK THAT THEY DID AN AMAZING JOB AGAINST THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS, I MEAN, THEY DIDN’T WIN BY A LOT, BUT I DON’T KNOW, SOMETHING ABOUT IT MAKES ME — I REALLY LIKED THAT GAME.>>WHEN THE BUZZER WENT OFF AND THE RAPTORS WON –>>I WAS YELLING. I JUST OPENED OUR WINDOWS AND STARTED SAYING LET’S GO RAPTORS AND I WAS HAPPY.>>Reporter: DO YOU DREAM OF BEING A RAPTOR?>>YEAH, I HAVE.>>TELL ME ABOUT THAT.>>I WAS EXTREME DREAMING LIKE I GREW UP AND I WAS PLAYING BASKETBALL WITH MY FRIENDS AND THEN AFTER THAT, THEY JUST — THE RAPTORS CAME UP TO ME AND SAID DO YOU WANT TO JOIN THE RAPTORS. I SAID YEAH AND I BECAME A RAPTOR.>>THIS IS AN ACTUAL DREAM?>>YES.>>YOU HAD THIS DREAM?>>A YES. .>>WHEN.>>OF COURSE, THAT’S WHAT THE RAPTORS HAVE GIVEN US. A REASON TO DREAM. THAT’S WHAT WE’VE GOT TO BE REALLY CELEBRATING.>>Andrew: THIS WIN, IT’S BEEN 24 YEARS IN THE MAKING. THIS SPORT PAINSTAKINGLY BUILT BY COACHES AND MANAGERS AND PLAYERS AND FANS LONG BEFORE THIS PARTICULAR DREAM TEAM CAME ALONG. SO LET’S TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE BUILDERS. GLEN GRUNWALD KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT THE RAPTORS.>>DID YOU REALIZE THAT YOU ARE THE CHAMPIONS?>>BUT THE WORK OF BUILDING A TEAM ISN’T ALL DONE ON THE COURT. PRE-DRAKE, CANADIAN RAPPER, HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN AMBASSADOR. OFFISHALL. HE HAS WATCHED BOTH BALL AND HIP-HOP, INTERTWINED SHAPING THE IDENTITY ON THE GLOBAL STAGE. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE TEAM. CANADA’S PLACE IN THE SPORT AND ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE WITH GLEN GRUNWALD AND OFFISHALL. KARDINAL OFFISHALL, I’LL START WITH YOU, WHY ARE YOU SO INVESTED IN THE TEAM? WHAT MAKES THIS TEAM MORE THAN A BASKETBALL TEAM?>>I’LL TELL YOU MY OWN LITTLE ANECDOTE. WHEN I WAS A KID, I USED TO GO TO THE SKYDOME WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND GO ON DATES. AND I REMEMBER, LIKE THOSE HUMBLE BEGINNINGS, LIKE BIRDS FLYING THROUGH THE SKYDOME. JUST, WHERE WE WERE TO WHERE WE ARE NOW. IT’S SUCH AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY. IT’S FUNNY, BECAUSE I FEEL THAT THE JOURNEY OF BASKETBALL, THE CULTURE WITHIN THE COUNTRY KIND OF PARALLELS THE CULTURE OF HIP-HOP IN THE COUNTRY AS WELL. THERE ARE SO MANY SIMILARITIES. AND I THINK ALL OF US HAVE KIND OF COME UP TOGETHER, SO A SHOUTOUT TO A LOT OF THE ORIGINAL PLAYERS FROM THE DAY.>>Andrew: GLEN, WHAT IS THE BIGGER PICTURE HERE IN TERMS OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS WIN ON THE GAME ITSELF IN CANADA?>>WELL, BASKETBALL HAS BEEN HERE IN CANADA FOR A LONG TIME, BUT THE RAPTORS WHEN THEY ARRIVED BACK IN 1995 WAS A GREAT CATALYST TO GROW IT AND IMPROVE IT. NOW, WE JUST POURED GASOLINE ON THIS FIRE AND IT’S REALLY BOOM TIME FOR BASKETBALL I THINK GOING FORWARD. BOTH IN TERMS OF PARTICIPATION, BUT ALSO IN TERMS OF OUR FANS.>>Andrew: THAT’S A GREAT POINT, RIGHT, YES, OF COURSE, THIS IS DIFFERENT BECAUSE THEY’VE WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP, BUT JUST TO YOUR POINT, THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THERE HAS BEEN EXCITEMENT AROUND THIS TEAM, RIGHT. SO DOES IT FEEL DIFFERENT TO YOU?>>THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE. MASAI AND NICK NURSE AND ALL THE PLAYERS TOOK IT TO UNBELIEVABLE LEVEL, BUT OUR FANS, I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS. ACROSS THE COUNTRY. CAMPING OUT IN JURASSIC PARKS ALL OVER THE PLACE. IT’S UNBELIEVABLE THE REACTION AND THE RESPONSE. AND THE JOY AND THE FUN THAT WE SEE OUT THERE, IT’S WONDERFUL TO SEE.>>KARDINAL OFFISHALL, TALK TO ME ABOUT THE FANS, BECAUSE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN GLEN’S FOR SURE. YOU SEE THEIR ENERGY, YOU FEEL IT, DRIVE IT. SO HOW DO YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SORT OF FLASH IN THE PAN ENTHUSIASM BECAUSE THEY’VE WON AN NBA TITLE VERSUS SOMETHING THAT IS REALLY GENUINE AND THAT WILL ENDURE FOR YEARS TO COME.>>I MEAN, LISTEN, ALL I CAN TELL YOU THAT I REMEMBER IN THE EARLIER DAYS, PEOPLE NEVER REALLY USED TO BE PROUD TO WEAR THE TORONTO RAPTORS JERSEYS. THEY HAD THE BIG DINOSAUR AND YOU KNOW, I REMEMBER I USED TO DO MEDIA RUNS ACROSS AMERICA AND THEY WOULD CLOWN ME ALL THE TIME, THEY’RE LIKE YOU HAVE THAT BARNEY TEAM UP IN CANADA? [LAUGHTER] BUT IT’S SO AMAZING TO SEE EVERYBODY ACROSS THE COUNTRY SUPPORT THE RAPTORS, AND THERE IS PEOPLE INTERNATIONALLY THAT HAVE REACHED OUT AND SHOWED SUPPORT OF THE RAPTORS. I THINK YOU CAN TELL THE ORGANIC WAY THAT THE TEAM HAS GROWN. AND THIS PLATFORM THAT WE HAD OVER THE FINALS JUST TOOK IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL.>>Andrew: GLEN, WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE TEAM, THE FUTURE OF THE FRANCHISE, BECAUSE THE BIG QUESTION MARK, OF COURSE, THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, KAWHI LEONARD. WHAT HAPPENS TO THAT GUY?>>WELL, WE’LL FIND OUT, BUT YOU KNOW, I DON’T THINK TORONTO, THE RAPTORS, MASAI, NICK NURSE, ANYONE COULD HAVE PRESENTED A BETTER CASE FOR KAWHI TO STAY HERE IN CANADA. WHAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE IT MUST BE FOR HIM. NOW HE MAY HAVE HIS PERSONAL LIKES AND DISLIKES AND IF HE WANTS TO LIVE IN A WARM WEATHER CLIMATE, THERE IS NOT MUCH WE CAN DO ABOUT THE CLIMATE. BUT WHETHER HE CISTAYS OR GOES HE’S A LEGEND HERE IN CANADA.>>THE OUTCOME OF THAT DECISION IS GOING TO BE CONSEQUENTIAL. HOW MUCH OF THE SPORT-BUILDING MIGHT BE PUT AT RISK IN KAWHI LEONARD DECIDES TO LEAVE?>>YOU KNOW, I THINK IT WILL BE A DISAPPOINTMENT FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE, BUT WE STILL KNOW WE’VE HAD A GOOD TEAM BEFORE KAWHI WAS HERE AND WE WILL AFTER. WE HAVE STRONG OWNERSHIP WITH LARRY TANENBAUM, WHO HAS SUPPORTED THROUGH THICK AND THIN. WHEN OTHER OWNERS WERE NOT INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING BASKETBALL, HE WAS COMMITTED TO THE SPORT. WHEN THEY HAVE STRONG LEADERSHIP LIKE MASAI AND NICK NURSE, THE TEAM IS GOING TO BE FINE. WE’RE NOT GOING TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP EVERY YEAR, BUT IF WE PLAY WITH THE SAME PASSION AND REPRESENTING TORONTO AND CANADA SO WELL, THERE WILL BE NO WISHES.>>Andrew: SUCH OF THE WORK YOU’VE DONE OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DECADES IS BRINGING CANADIAN HIP-HOP, BUT CANADIAN BALL, RIGHT, ONTO THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE. YOU TELL ME, WHAT IS CANADA’S PLACE?>>I MEAN, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT WE DICTATE WHAT OUR PLACE IS. BECAUSE IT STARTED OFF KIND OF IN A VERY LIKE UNSURE PLACE WHEN IT CAME TO THE LANDSCAPE OF CANADA. WE WEREN’T SURE HOW WE FELT ABOUT BASKETBALL, AT LEAST THE MAJORITY OF THE COUNTRY. BUT I THINK, YOU KNOW, HAVING LIVED THROUGH AN ERA WHERE WE SAW PEOPLE LIKE AMAZING PLAYERS LIKE VINCE, AND J.Y.D. AND MO PETE AND THE PLETHORA OF AMAZING PLAYERS, WHEN IT COMES TO BASKETBALL, THE FANS ARE REALLY THE ONES THAT HAVE BEEN THE PEOPLE THAT REALLY PROPELLED OUR CULTURE AND THE WAY THAT WE FEEL ABOUT BASKETBALL INTO THE FOREFRONT. IT’S DEFINITELY ABOUT THE TEAM AND WHAT WE’RE DOING AS A TEAM AND THE WINNING, YOU KNOW WHAT I’M SAYING, IS DEFINITELY SHOWING PEOPLE HOW AMAZING TORONTO IS, BUT WHAT I LOVE IS THE STOREY AROUND IT. WHEN I WATCH THE AMERICAN BROADCAST AND I SEE THE WAY THEY TALK ABOUT JURASSIC PARK AND THE TORONTO FANS LIKE IT’S UNPARALLELED. AND I THINK HATS OFF TO ALL THE FANS, NOT JUST IN TORONTO, BUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHO HAVE SHOWED SUPPORT FOR THIS AMAZING TEAM.>>Andrew: THE STORY INDEED IS INCREDIBLE. IT’S A VICTORY THAT TORONTO WILL SAVOUR FOR SOME TIME AND THAT THE COUNTRY WILL SAVOUR. KARDINAL OFFISHALL, GLEN GRUNWALD.>>>THE RAPTORS SUCCESS HAS BEEN BUILDING THE ECONOMY. LOCAL BUSINESSES ARE THRIVING OFF FAN SUPPORT. BUT HOW LONG CAN THAT BOOST LAST? JACQUELINE HANSEN TAKES A LOOK.>>Reporter: FROM BOOZE TO FOOD, RAPTORS FANS HAVE OPENED UP THEIR WALLETS.>>$50 EVERY GAME, BUT IT’S WORTH IT. BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MY WHOLE LIFE.>>Reporter: SPENDING IN BARS DURING THE PLAYOFFS HAS BEEN WAY UP ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BUT SALES HAVE SOARED IN TORONTO.>>BROUGHT A LOT OF ENERGY TO THE CITY. AND YOU KNOW, IT’S GOOD FOR BUSINESS.>>Reporter: SOME FANS TOOK THINGS TO THE NEXT LEVEL, EVEN BUYING FLIGHTS TO BE PART OF IT.>>WE ARE FROM NEW ZEALAND AND CAME OUT TO WATCH THE GAME.>>Reporter: NOW LINING UP TO SPEND MORE MONEY ON MERCHANDISE.>>IT’S BEEN REALLY COOL, VERY COOL.>>Reporter: IT’S TORONTO’S IMAGE OF UNITY AND DIVERSITY BROADCAST AROUND THE WORLD THAT SOME HOPE MAY LEAD TO ANOTHER WIN. WE’RE DEMONSTRATING OUR VALUES TO THE WORLD AND THAT WILL ONLY BE GOOD FOR BUSINESS, IT WILL ONLY BE GOOD FOR THE BRAND AND THE IDENTITY OF BOTH TORONTO, BUT ALSO THE COUNTRY.>>Reporter: THE CITY’S FORMER CHIEF PLANNER SAYS TORONTO AND THE COUNTRY NOW FACE A NEW CHALLENGE.>>HOW WILL WE SEIZE THIS OPPORTUNITY? HOW WILL WITH ESEIZE THE FACT THAT — WE SEIZE THE FACT THAT WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MOMENTUM ACROSS THE COUNTRY?>>Reporter: IT’S NOT A CLEAR SHOT. EVEN THE ECONOMIC BENEFIT OF FANS SPLURGING ON TICKETS AND T-SHIRTS IS DIFFICULT TO DECIPHER.>>IS THIS NET NEW SPENDING OR REDIRECTING MONEY WE ALREADY HAVE? THAT’S A HARD ONE TO MEASURE.>>JUST AROUND THE CORNER OF THE BUILDING AND YOU’LL SEE JURASSIC PARK.>>Reporter: AND HOPES THE TOURISM INDUSTRY COULD RIDE THE RAPTORS’ WAVE MAY NOT PLAY OUT IN A BIG WAY.>>IF I ASKED YOU WHO WON THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR YEARS AGO, FIVE YEARS AGO, CAN YOU REMEMBER THE CITY, DID IT CHANGE YOUR PLANS? THE ANSWER IS TYPICALLY NO. IT’S A SHORT-TERM THING.>>Reporter: SO WHILE BARS AND BUSINESSES HAVE ENJOYED THE RUN AS MUCH AS FANS DID, THE BASKETBALL BUMP MAY NOT LAST. JACQUELINE HANSEN, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: STILL AHEAD ON TONIGHT’S “NATIONAL”, MORE RAPTORS REACTION, BUT NEXT, WHAT HAS GOT MUSICIANS FROM THE NORTH SINGING THE BLUES. THE HIGH COST OF KEEPING THEIR ART ALIVE.>>IF YOU’RE FROM THE NORTH AND YOU END UP HAVING TO TAKE A FLIGHT, YOU’RE SEVE [ * ]>>Andrew: WELCOME BACK. A CALGARY MAN ALREADY ACCUSED OF KILLING THREE PEOPLE IS NOW FACING ANOTHER CHARGE. FIRST-DEGREE MURDER. 27-YEAR-OLD JIMMIE TRUONG HAS BEEN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEATH OF A 27-YEAR-OLD SHOT AND KILLED IN 2016. HE STANDS ACCUSED OF KILLING THREE OTHER MEN THAT SAME YEAR. POLICE BELIEVE THEY WERE TARGETED ATTACKS BY AN ORGANIZED CRIME GROUP. [ * ]>>Andrew: MORE PROTESTS IN HONG KONG. THIS TIME, THEY LOOKED A LITTLE DIFFERENT. THESE WOMEN ARE ALL MOTHERS. THEY GATHERED IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT TO PEACEFULLY PROTEST AN EXTRADITION BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW PEOPLE TO BE SENT TO MAINLAND CHINA FOR TRIAL. PROTESTERS ARE CALLING FOR ANOTHER MASS RALLY ON SUNDAY. [ * ]>>Andrew: WOWING A CROWD IN APRIL SHE’S COME A LONG WAY, BORN IN NUNAVUT, EVEN PROFILED RECENTLY ON “60 MINUTES” AND SHE’S ONE OF SEVERAL ARTISTS FROM CANADA’S NORTH HAVING A MOMENTUM. THEIR MUSIC IS DISTINCT. PEOPLE ARE CATCHING ON. BUT AS DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON SHOWS US MAKING IT BIG FAR FROM HOME? NOT EASY.>>Reporter: AS RAPTORS FEVER SWEEPS TORONTO, THEY’RE HERE REPRESENTING THE TRUE NORTH. NORTH BY NORTHEAST MUSIC FESTIVAL ASKED THE JERRY CANS TO ORGANIZE A NIGHT.>>THEY’VE ALWAYS HAD TALENTED PEOPLE AND IT’S NOW IN MORE RECENT TIMES BEEN BUILDING OUTSIDE OF IQALUIT, THE TERRITORY AND OUTSIDE CANADA.>>Reporter: WITH THE MUSIC AVAILABLE ON STREAMING PLATFORMS LIKE SPOTIFY AND APPLE, THE JERRY CANS HAVE FANS AS FAR AWAY AS AUSTRALIA, WHERE JOSH Q IS ABOUT TO SHOW WHAT ARCTIC SOUL SOUNDS LIKE. [ * ] * WOMAN I CAN LOVE THE MOST >>WE ARE JUST AS GOOD OR BETTER THAN ANY ARTIST COMING UP IN CANADA RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: BUT THE CHALLENGES THEY FACE ARE NOT THE SAME. ABOVE ALL, EXORBITANT TOURING EXPENSES IN A DAY AND AGE WHEN TOURING IS HOW MOST MAKE THEIR MONEY. THIS MAN MENTORS YOUNG MEN IN WHITEHORSE.>>IF YOU’RE COMING FROM THE NORTH, AND YOU END UP HAVING TO TAKE A FLIGHT TO MAYBE EDMONTON OR CALGARY OR VANCOUVER TO TORONTO TO START YOUR TOUR, YOU’RE SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS IN BEFORE YOU EVEN TOUCH DOWN ON THE GROUND.>>Reporter: CANADIAN MUSICIANS, INCLUDING THOSE FROM THE NORTH CAN QUALIFY FOR PROVINCIAL, FEDERAL AND PRIVATE FUNDING, BUT EVEN SUBSTANTIAL GRANTS CLOSE TO $70,000, THE JERRY CANS RECEIVED FROM THE NUNAVUT GOVERNMENT LAST YEAR DON’T GO THAT FAR. A SINGLE TOUR COULD EAT UP HALF OF THAT. HOWEVER, IF YOU’RE WONDERING IF THEY’D CONSIDER MOVING DOWN SOUTH –>>NO.>>NOT ME.>>WHEN I GO OUTSIDE OF HERE, I SEE — I DON’T SEE CREATIVITY IN ME. WHEN I STEP ON MY HOME GROUND, THAT’S WHEN I FEEL LIKE ALL COLOURS COME OUT AND I CAN BE ME AGAIN.>>Reporter: AN INSPIRATION THAT FEEDS THEIR MUSIC EVEN IF IT DOESN’T QUITE PAY THE BILLS. DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: OKAY. UP NEXT, AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP, IT’S NOT JUST A TEAM VICTORY, IT’S PERSONAL.>>FAMILY MEANS MORE THAN ANYTHING. MORE THAN ALL OF THIS, BUT AS A PROFESSIONAL, THIS IS AMAZING FOR ME AND THIS IS AN EXCITING STORY FOR MY KIDS.>>Andrew: WE’LL HAVE MORE ON THAT. A PREVIEW OF SOMETHING COMING UP ON “THE NATIONAL”. SUNDAY IS FATHER’S DAY AND ADRIENNE SITS DOWN WITH A FAMOUS DAD, THE FATHER OF MALALA YOUSAFZAI.>>AS YOU SAID YOURSELF DADS ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ADVICE FROM OTHER PEOPLE. YOU HAVE SOME THOUGHTS FOR DAD?>>YES, OF COURSE. SO LIKE I ALWAYS MENTION THAT PEOPLE ASK ME WHAT I DID AND I TELL THEM, DON’T ASK ME WHAT I DID, ASK ME WHAT I DID NOT DO. FIRST THING, ESPECIALLY FOR THE FATHERS IN PATRIARCHAL SOCIETIES. BUT FATHERS I TELL THEM THAT YOU SHOULD BELIEVE IN YOUR CHILDREN. BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN THEM, NOBODY ELSE WILL HARDLY BELIEVE IN THEM. SO YOU SHOULD BE THE FIRST PEOPLE TO>>Andrew: THIS TROPHY HOISTED HIGH AND SIGNIFIES SO MUCH AND ALL OF THE HU HUB-BUB AND THE PLAYERS GOT A PICTURE. OUR “MOMENT” BELONGS TO THEM.>>I’M SUPER THANKFUL TO BE HERE AND THIS IS A RESILIENT GROUP OF GUYS AND MAN, EVERYBODY WORKS SO HARD. IF I COULD TELL YOU HOW HARD EVERYBODY WORKS TO GET HERE.>>A SHOUT-OUT TO TORONTO AND THE CITY AND SHOUT-OUT TO DRAKE. I LOVE THE SUPPORT AND KEEP GOING, MAN. WE BROUGHT A CHAMPIONSHIP HOME TO YOU ALL AND WE DID IT FOR YOU. I’M SKO EXCITE SO EXCITED AND PROUD. LET’S GO!>>NOTHING I COULD ADD TO DO THOSE PICTURES JUSTICE. I WOULD LET THEM DO THE TALKING. THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 14th. IT’S BEEN A HECK OF A WEEK.

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