Stories that shaped our world in 2019


♪ ♪ Oh my god. We have seen what we thought was
unseeable . [Woman] Wow, this is my culture, my country making progress. [Astronaut] It doesn’t matter that we’re all women. We’re just pilots and nurses and paramedics and we’re here to do our job. [Man] It was like being the first man on the Moon. ♪ ♪ [Cameras clicking] [Jody Wilson-Raybould] I experienced a consistent and sustained effort by many people within the government to seek to politically interfere in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion. [Justin Trudeau] I am surprised and disappointed and to be honest don’t entirely understand why Jody Wilson-Raybould made the decision she did. [Andrew Scheer] Jane Philpott’s resignation from cabinet clearly demonstrates a government in total chaos. [Justin Trudeau] In every election we get to make an important choice about the future of our country. We get to decide what kind of future we want to build together. [Andrew Scheer] Who can you trust to help you and your family to get ahead? [Jagmeet Singh] We are gonna bring a hopeful message to Canadians? Who’s on your side, who’s gonna fight for you? [Elizabeth May] Smile and vote Green, it feels good. We must not build the trans mount in pipeline. [Reporter] Breaking news tonight. A dramatic night in Canadian politics. A photo of him wearing brown face. [Trudeau] It was a dumb thing to do. I’m disappointed in myself. I’m pissed off at myself. [Reporter] Yes or no, same-sex marriage is just as morally equivalent as traditional? [Scheer] I believe in the equality rights of all Canadians. I’ve always been open and consistent. I am personally pro-life. [Man] You should cut your turban off and you could look like a Canadian. [Jagmeet Singh] Oh, I think Canadians look like all sorts of people. That’s the beauty of Canada. [Justin Trudeau] I have heard you my friends. You are sending our Liberal team back to work. We’ll keep holding Justin Trudeau to account. [Congress] The president has repeatedly claimed that your report found there was no obstruction and that it completely and totally exonerated him. [Trump] It was a complete and total exoneration. [Congress] But that is not what your report said is it? [Robert Mueller] Correct, it is not what the report says. [Reporter] What exactly is an impeachable offense? Witness after witness told their versions of the same story. That Trump tried to pressure Ukrainian President Zelensky into digging up dirt on Trump rival Joe Biden. [Trump] Which is a hoax, to start off with. [Nancy Pelosi] Article I is adopted. [Reporter] Paul Manafort has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison. Donald Trump’s former lawyer started his three-year jail sentence for financial crimes. [Trump] WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks. [Reporter] He was convicted on seven counts. He now joins a long list of Trump aides who face legal consequences. [Reporter] It was the biggest protest Hong Kong has seen in decades. [Reporter] The proposed law would give officials in Beijing the power to bring those wanted in Hong Kong to mainland China. This is about human rights. At least you fight for it. [Reporter] On the streets the anxiety grows. The images from inside the university —
apocalyptic. [Reporter] Global grief and so many questions about what brought down Ethiopian Airlines flight 302. 157 people all lost. 18 of them from Canada. They must have called their mommy, they must have cried out their daddy. [Reporter] Around the world, airlines grounded their Max 8 fleets. [Man] I look at Boeing as a company that focused on profits instead of the safety of human life. [Reporter] A year ago police labeled Bruce McArthur a serial killer. Today, they were in the courtroom to hear him admit it. Eight pleas of first-degree murder. The judge ordered McArthur serve his sentences concurrently. If he’s still alive, McArthur will be 91 when he can apply for parole in 25 years. Fear and anger. Loss. Deep deep sadness. It’s the worst ever love story. [Reporter] Their bodies were found along the Alaska Highway. [Reporter] Four days later another body was found. This is a fast-moving investigation. [Police] The RCMP are now considering Cam MacLeod and Brian Schmegelsky as suspects. [Reporter] The teenagers, two of the most wanted men in the country. As a full-on manhunt continues in the province. [Resident] I’m just hoping and praying that they get caught soon. Because this is crazy. [Reporter] Today, results. [Police] RCMP officers located two male bodies. We believe these are the bodies of the two suspects. [Reporter] She says she escaped her abusive family after renouncing Islam and that if she were to be sent home she would be killed. [Rahaf] I’m not leaving my room, I want asylum. [Chrystia Freeland] Canada was glad that we were able to act quickly and offer refuge to a person whose life
was in danger. You people loved — They come here, whatever it is You love our way of life, you love our milk and honey. The fact that that Don Cherry said ‘You people.’ I’m the the granddaughter of World War Two vet. Following further discussions with Don Cherry it has been decided it is the right time for him to immediately step down. I think I should have used the word everybody instead of ‘you people.’ [Prince Andrew] I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady. [Boris Johnson] What we need to do now is honour the will of the people and get Brexit done. [Reporter] Today police are trying to understand his murder. A daytime stabbing outside his school in front of his mother. My life fell apart. [Police] This entire incident is disturbing. [Reporter] It was over in a matter of minutes. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu stood up in court and said five words. I plead guilty your honor. To hear him use his own words to plead guilty was powerful. [Reporter] 47 people were on white island when it erupted. Small boats rushed over to help the survivors. Helicopter pilots rushed back to save dozens of people. [Jacinda Ardern] In their immediate efforts to get people off the island those pilots made an incredibly brave decision. [Resident] I feel like God is crying now not just to me. I heard this big sound, the gun. [Jacinda Ardern] I can tell you now this is and will be one of New Zealand’s darkest days. Our gun laws will change. Every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on Friday will be banned in this country. [David Saint-Jacques] Morning, let’s have a look outside. [Reporter] It is the world’s most important ecosystem. Home to roughly 3 million species of plants and animals. And now the site of a 165,000 fires. This is not just a forest burning. This is almost a cemetary. [Reporter] The Amazon is turning to ashes. [Voice over] Everyone pray for us, please. Please pray for us. It’s almost like the island has been completely reclaimed by the ocean. [Official] Under an unrelenting sun 43 degree-celsius. Heat waves will become more intense. It is absolutely consistent with what we expect from climate change. [Official] We’ve been talking a lot about rising water. We need to also make sure we don’t ignore the fact of a rising stress and tension. [Woman] It’s shocking to see that. I’ve never seen anything like it before. [Reporter] The Beauce region, south of Quebec City. Hundreds of homes were already flooded. You’re still discouraged. You’re discouraged. [Reporter] The sirens call of Venice taking on a whole new meaning as floodwaters reach their highest level in 50 years. [Man] Insane the amount of water. Mozambique has declared its first-ever national state of emergency. This is ridiculous, this is like Venice out here. Everybody need a boat or something. It’s like sad. [Greta Thunberg] You all come to us young people for hope. How dare you. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is the money. The world is waking up and change is coming whether you like it or not. Thank you. ♪♪ [Blackbird by The Beatles in Mi’kmaq] [Paul McCartney] There’s a version on the Internet by a girl called Emma Stevens. It’s a beautiful version. ♪♪ [Blackbird by The Beatles in Mi’kmaq] [Reporter] Just one day after surgery and this. Seeing that smile on his face. [Woman] I turn my attention and all of a sudden I
look over and I cannot believe that. Alan Doyle is playing my wedding! [Reporter] How many times do you practice a day? Everyday. [Reporter] Everyday? Everyday. On the arrival of a baby boy! [Prince Harry] This little thing is absolutely to die for so I’m just over the moon. [Sandra Oh] I’m so grateful to my family. [Reporter] Oh found herself on the cover of Time when the magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people of 2019. The incredible Simu Liu. [Announcer] Kawhi up top. Looks at the clock. Turns the corner. [Buzzer] [Cheers] [Nav Bhatia] NBA finals, you have to do this in order to realize that this is a reality. [Announcer] Curry lets it fly. Canada, the NBA title is yours. Are you ready? [Kawhi Leonard] It’s amazing, everybody’s out. I don’t believe nobody went it to work today. [Drake] You deserve this in the best way possible. Make some noise for your team the greatest in the world. [Announcer] Astounding, Andreescu. [Reporter] The fact that she’s now trending has not
been lost on her. It gives me even more motivation to do
better. I guess I have to start setting my goals
a bit higher. Outstanding athlete of the year in Canada. The first tennis player that has won this award. Bianca, congratulation, spectacular.

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