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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The National Nova Scotia's presumed consent for organ donation explained

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil tabled legislation that will make the province the first jurisdiction in North America to have presumed consent for organ and tissue donation. People will be able to opt out of donating their organs, but the onus will be on them to do so once the bill is proclaimed.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

The National David Saint-Jacques checks in from outer space

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques has been on the International Space Station since early December. Andrew Chang had the rare opportunity to speak to him from space. They chatted about his mission, what it is like being in space, fixing a leaky toilet, and how much he missed his family.
  • 2019
  • 00:08:31
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

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The National Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds

Canada is, on average, experiencing warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, with Northern Canada heating up at almost three times the global average, according to a new government report.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:04
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

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The National Indigenous graves have B.C. landowners pitted against the government

Thousands of sites in British Columbia are believed to be ancient First Nations burial grounds. Some are on private lands, and many Indigenous people believe these sites are sacred. But the government doesn't see the burial sites the same way as registered cemeteries, and that has left all parties frustrated and feeling vulnerable.
  • 2019
  • 00:04:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

The National ‘Smart’ cities promise economic and environmental benefits to the developing world

Master-planned cities have become a development model, a way for countries in the developing world to jump-start economies and provide a roadmap for the future. But does reality live up to the pitch?
  • 2019
  • 00:16:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

The National The place of oil and gas in the future of Alberta’s energy sector faces questions

How do oil and gas fit into the future of Alberta’s energy sector? We have a look at how pipeline advocates are coming together with those who believe renewables are the way forward.
  • 2019
  • 00:09:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

The National How Tina Fontaine's death forced a community to take action

Tina Fontaine was a ward of Child and Family Services when she died five years ago — a tragedy that sparked community action to prevent the system from failing someone again.
  • 2019
  • 00:12:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/04/2019

The National Robot-assisted surgery brings precision, problems

Robot-assisted surgery is revolutionizing the medical industry, with the first such procedure performed in Canada earlier this year, but there are still concerns around the risks and the costs.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/04/2019

The National Are electric vehicles ready for the mainstream in Canada?

Last year was a banner year for electric vehicles in Canada. Almost 35,000 were sold in the first three quarters alone. But barriers to entry still exist for most, which has many Canadians opting for traditional vehicles instead. David Common and a CBC News crew decided to test one out and push its limits to find out how much further ...
  • 2019
  • 00:10:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

The National Meet the students trying to battle the vaping 'epidemic'

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading national public health institute of the United States, calls it an epidemic: the growing and now unprecedented number of teens using e-cigarettes. It's become a big problem in schools across Canada as well, and now some students are taking matters into their own hands.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019