The National

The National is Canada's destination for original journalism and stories with added depth and context from CBC News bureaus across the country and around the world. The nightly news program is led by CBC News Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge and a team of award-winning journalists, bringing Canadians the real story where and when they want it. This is where Canadians come for intelligent conversation, commentary and analysis on today's events.

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Episodes

The National Sports drinks and energy drinks unhealthy for kids and teens New

Most children and teens shouldn't consume sports and energy drinks, and the products should no longer be marketed to them, the Canadian Paediatric Society says. In a new position statement, the society said sports drinks are high in sugar, which contributes to the obesity epidemic as well as dental cavities.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:58
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/12/2018

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The National Do Canadian schools need a food services makeover? New

A coalition of food security advocates and parents say Canadian schools are doing a poor job at promoting health and nutrition and are calling for a new unified national food policy.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/12/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

The National Children with ADHD move twice as much when learning, tests show New

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may fidget and move around because it helps them learn complex material, research suggests.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/12/2018

The National Trudeau's Historic Apology to LGBT Communities New

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a historic apology to members of the LGBT community. It's for actions the Canadian government took against them, simply because they were gay. As part of the mea culpa, Ottawa has introduced legislation to clear the criminal records of those convicted of consensual same-sex activity.
  • 2017
  • 00:08:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/30/2017

The National Carol Off's journey to save a source New

Carol Off, host of As It Happens and former CBC Television reporter, could never have guessed that she would spend years trying to help an Afghan man and his family escape danger after he gave her an important interview on a notorious warlord in Afghanistan. "My rules are that you don't get involved, you don't look back. But this time it's different. ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/29/2017

The National Could a new approach to First Nations housing be a game-changer? New

First Nations housing has been plagued with problems for decades. Now a new project is inviting one community to imagine and design their own homes, an approach that's radically different from the past.
  • 2017
  • 00:14:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2017

The National ViewPoint | Self-driving cars and moral dilemmas New

Self-driving cars must be programmed to consider moral dilemmas, reports technology futurist and researcher Jesse Hirsh. These robots on wheels will doubtlessly face scenarios where human life will be at risk, so among other considerations, Jesse argues that car companies will need to allow transparency around programming cars for moral decisions.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2017

The National Should public schools use crowdfunding? New

Canadian public schools are using crowdfunding programs like myclassneeds to help secure the resources they need. But critics say the approach is a step towards privatization. Hear from voices on both sides of this issue.
  • 2017
  • 00:08:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

The National Identifying the remains of lost soldiers New

Identifying the remains of soldiers lost in war is a long process involving hours of careful work. Many have gone unidentified for decades. For those tasked with examining them, they know the closure it brings to the families who lost loved ones makes it worthwhile.
  • 2017
  • 00:12:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

The National Jesuits, First Nations Participate in Reconciliation Canoe Trip New

After learning about the Jesuit residential schools in Ontario, a priest in training organized a canoe trip with Indigenous, Jesuit and lay participants with the goal of reconciliation.
  • 2017
  • 00:10:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/23/2017