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.
The legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada is looming and there's a lot at stake financially for those who have invested in industrial scale cannabis operations. Legalizing marijuana would also represent a cultural shift for many people — including what to call it.
Experts are warning against drawing a direct link between mental illness and violence. They believe doing so can stigmatize others when using a broad brush approach on a matter that's much more complicated.
A federal carbon tax has been a hot topic for debate for many provinces that don't have one — but B.C. has for the last 10 years. The National looks at the effect B.C.'s carbon tax has had on the province.
The #MeToo movement is also changing the way museums handle artists' exhibits, specifically those who have been accused of abuse. The National takes you to the Royal Ontario Museum, where that change will be on display starting July 21, 2018.
Relatives say the identities of murder victims should be made public, to prevent them from becoming statistics. The push is in response to a proposed policy in Regina to keep the victims' names a secret. The argument is that there is nothing to gain by releasing them.
Scientists were able to track the whales' movements, as well as the plankton they feed on, using little robots. Now their focus is on why the whales' food is suddenly so abundant in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and what role climate change has played.