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 Canada's Social Safety Net: In Hard Times (Part 2 of 4)

The program examines some new ways of helping people in economically hard times. Canada's social safety net has stretched beyond the expectations of those who originally conceived it. The current economy has created a great need for the aid of unemployment insurance and welfare, but that need outweighs available resources. Peter Mansbridge leads an analysis of the options government may ...
  • 1993
  • 00:27:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Canada's Social Safety Net: In Old Age (Part 3 of 4)

For the most part, Canada's elderly are financially better off today than ever before. There are doubts, however, that government pensions will be able to support succeeding generations. Karen Brown, a baby-boomer, investigates her own retirement prospects and comes up with some sobering, thought-provoking and facts. An accompanying panel discussion deliberates the future of the pension plan.
  • 1993
  • 00:27:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Canada's Social Safety Net: In Sickness and in Health (Part 4 of 4)

Medicare, Canada's universally accessible and publicly funded health care system, is one of the social institutions of which we are most proud. Many experts argue that it is one of the best health care systems in the world. Recently, however, shrinking financial resources and increasing health care demands have brought calls for reform. This program examines how Canadian health care ...
  • 1993
  • 00:28:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Canada's Social Safety Net: The Inheritance (Part 1 of 4)

Canadians see their country as a civilized and caring pioneer in compassionate government programs such as health care, pensions and unemployment insurance. In fact, Canada lagged far behind most of the industrialized world in creating such programs. Terrence McKenna takes a comprehensive look back at the development of Canada's social safety net. Archival news footage and contemporary interviews detail the ...
  • 1993
  • 00:24:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013