The National

The National is CBC's flagship news program, featuring in depth and original journalism, with hosts Adrienne Arsenault and Ian Hanomansing in Toronto, Rosemary Barton in Ottawa, and Andrew Chang in Vancouver.

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Episodes

The National Making It Big: Fashion Design for Plus Sizes

One in three Canadians is classified as fat. Those who belong to that group want to be a part of mainstream culture and accepted for their image. According to the Body Mass Index, an average woman of 165 centimeters is overweight if she weighs anything over 68 kilograms and obese if she weighs over 85 kilograms. But all this is ...
  • 2002
  • 00:12:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Nunavut's Response to Kyoto

The government of Nunavut embraced the 1997 Kyoto Accord, signed by 160 countries, to stop global warming. The territory's leaders say climate change is ruining the Inuit way of life. Not everyone agrees. Some argue the new way of life lies in tapping the resources of the land. This conflict is causing a massive rift among the territory's people, forcing ...
  • 2002
  • 00:09:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Refugee Camp: Simulating the Refugee Experience

In this revealing documentary, a group of Calgary university students experience 24 hours simulating life in a refugee camp, using a mock camp and actors playing rebels, camp officials and soldiers. Each student is given a profile and, throughout their journey on foot in an isolated, unfamiliar location outside the city, are interrogated, harassed and have orders screamed at them. ...
  • 2002
  • 00:11:22
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National The Commissar of Glasnost: The Man Who Cracked Communism

Mikhail Gorbachev is often hailed as the force behind the fall of communism and the era of Glasnost – when the Soviet Union opened its doors to the West. What most people don't realize was that he had a partner, Alexander Yakovlev, a man with ties to Canada. Follow Dan Bjarnason as he digs into the Yakovlev's past, unearthing the ...
  • 2002
  • 00:25:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Treaty 8 and Native Taxation

A Federal Court ruling on Treaty 8, which states that Natives are not required to pay taxes, is being appealed. This documentary explores the history of the Treaty and the implications for Natives and non-natives across the country. Today, in High Prairie, Alberta, many businesses are owned by Natives. If Treaty 8 is enforced, some people will pay taxes and ...
  • 2002
  • 00:18:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013