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 Aboriginal Children Used as Test Subjects

Newly surfaced documents shine a light on experiments that were conducted on hundreds of aboriginal individuals, most of them young children, during and following World War II. Residential schools were the testing grounds for government scientists to observe the effects of several products on the malnurished bodies of aboriginal children without their consent or even their knowing. 
  • 2013
  • 00:03:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

The National Last Right: Assisted Suicide in Canada (Part 1 of 4)

In this first of four parts, The National explores the growing demand for new laws governing assisted suicide in Canada. The renewed push comes from baby boomers, a politically active generation that is now aging and demanding more control over their final days. This segment also explores the life of Bill Kennett. A senior Ottawa bureaucrat, he was used to making big ...
  • 2013
  • 00:20:47
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/12/2014

The National Last Right: Harriet's Story (Part 2 of 4)

In this second of four parts, The National's Duncan McCue continues the series on dying with dignity. All her life, Harriet Scott liked being in the driver's seat. So when her doctor told her she had a terminal case of liver cancer, she was determined to die on her own terms. But would the choice be taken away from her as ...
  • 2013
  • 00:18:10
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/13/2014

The National Last Right: Reflections (Part 4 of 4)

When Duncan McCue and The National started this series on the right-to-die debate, their offices were flooded with emails, some of them including very personal stories from viewers whose loved ones have grappled with end-of-life questions. This final segment in the Last Right series tells these Canadians' stories.
  • 2013
  • 00:11:50
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/15/2014

The National Last Right: Sandy Trunzer's Story (Part 3 of 4)

In this third installment from the documentary series Last Right, from The National, Duncan McCue meets Sandy Trunzer. She's 49 and dying of a rare disorder. She hoped to respect the laws banning assisted suicide by simply shutting off her pacemaker, but that decision is proving to be problematic.
  • 2013
  • 00:17:51
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/09/2014

The National Nova Scotia high school creates all-hockey curriculum New

A Nova Scotia high school has created a curriculum where every subject — from physics to design technology to dance — centres on hockey. Cole Harbour District High School, in Sidney Crosby's hometown, received special recognition from Hockey Canada this week for its special project, which encompasses all subjects in all grades. "In Canada, if you're going to pick a ...
  • 2013
  • 00:01:58
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/08/2018

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The National Only in Canada: Rocky Jones

The National's popular Only in Canada segment puts the spotlight on Burnley Allan "Rocky" Jones, a man remembered for his unflinching dedication to civil and human rights in Nova Scotia. Considered a revolutionary by some, Jones had connections with the Black Panther Party and was a founding member of the Black United Front in Nova Scotia. A prominent Halifax lawyer, he was ...
  • 2013
  • 00:02:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

The National The New Conquistadors

Five hundred years later, there are some – particularly in the indigenous communities of Latin America – who are seeing this as new era of economic conquest, one with significant environmental and social consequences. This time, the new "conquerors" are Canadian mining companies. These "new conquistadors" have generated enormous wealth for Canada and the countries in which they do business. Canadian mining ...
  • 2013
  • 00:25:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2013