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 Boys Will Be Boys: Sexual Harassment in Schools

Just what kinds of behaviour are acceptable in our schools, or for that matter, in society in general. The sexual harassment of girls in school begins as early as the primary grades. While many explain the poor behaviour as "just a joke...boys will be boys", the self esteem and scholastic achievement of the victims erode. In this program we see ...
  • 1995
  • 00:25:46
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Cyberhate

The Internet is the new wild frontier. Unregulated, it may be the last bastion of free speech and open debate, but it has also proven to be a powerful pulpit for hate-filled propaganda. Information that is illegal to distribute in material form is ungovernable over the Internet. This highly provocative documentary asks where we draw the line. Should government step ...
  • 1995
  • 00:20:04
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Downside of Downsizing

Downsizing was the corporate buzzword of an era challenged by increased competition, higher costs and recession. Its promise was a leaner and meaner corporate structure. A decade into this phenomenon, Hana Gartner studies its often debilitating social and economic effect. Victims and survivors of the downsizing axe describe its effects on the individual and on office morale. Consultant Ron Kapelle ...
  • 1995
  • 00:25:34
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Murder or Mercy? Euthanasia on Trial

Francine Pelletier presides over a debate on euthanasia, one of the most emotionally charged issues in Canada today. Dr. James Young, Ontario's Chief Coroner, discusses the current definition of euthanasia and we look at how other countries have grappled with this issue. Marilynne Seguin, a registered nurse and executive director of the organization Dying With Dignity, presents views favouring euthanasia. ...
  • 1995
  • 00:54:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Standoff At Gustafsen Lake

How could this potentially deadly conflict be stopped before turning into another Oka or Waco? Here is the inside story, a behind the scenes chronicle exploring the issues as understood by the warriors, native chiefs, spiritual leaders, law enforcement officers and psychologists working to stem a bloodbath.
  • 1995
  • 00:27:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2013