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 First Nations Reserves Vulnerable to Fire

The deaths of three children in northern Saskatchewan are a cause for serious concern across the country. Canadians living on First Nations reserves are 10 times more likely to die in a house fire.
  • 2014
  • 00:02:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

The National Harkat Security Certificate Upheld

This report from Terry Milewski looks a the Supreme Court ruling that the controversial security certificate is constitutional. The rarely used certificate allows the government to detain and remove non-citizens considered a security threat, using secret evidence. This case in particular centred on Mohamed Harkat but will likely have wider implications.
  • 2014
  • 00:02:48
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/17/2015

The National Historic First Nations land claim ruling

The Supreme Court has granted title to more than 1,700 square kilometres of land in B.C. to the Tsilhqot'in First Nation.
  • 2014
  • 00:04:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2018

The National HitchBOT the Hitchhiking Robot

A hitchhiking robot is attempting to travel across Canada relying on the kindness (and curiosity) of strangers. The tiny talking robot has embarked on what is hoped to be a 6,000 km trek from Halifax to Victoria. HitchBOT is entirely dependent on human beings for its survival. It's part of a Canadian research project looking into the evolving relationship between ...
  • 2014
  • 00:07:07
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/27/2014

The National Inspiration for Innovation: How Disabilities are Changing Big Business

After decades as a niche market, the disabled population has become a driving force in technology and a giant inspiration for innovation. As the boomer population ages, the increasing numbers of those living with disabilities represents an enormous business opportunity. This report looks at how businesses and entrepreneurs develop pitches and products that hit the right inclusive note.
  • 2014
  • 00:10:24
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/02/2014

The National Mother of Canadian Jihadi Speaks Out

The mother of Damian Clairmont, a Calgary man who in January died fighting with ISIS in Syria, travels to France to meet the mother of another young jihadi with a similar story. Both mothers struggle with grief and unanswered questions, including the toughest of all — did I raise a terrorist?
  • 2014
  • 00:14:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/02/2014

The National Residential Schools and Hockey

Duncan McCue explores how hockey provided an outlet for many Indigenous students in Canada's residential school system.
  • 2014
  • 00:12:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/13/2016

The National The Bottom Line: Is Canada an Economic Champ or Chump?

It's all about jobs, politicians say. But is this the leading factor in Canada's economic health? What about housing, debt, productivity, exports? Is Canada sliding from the world's economic champ to its economic chump? The National's Bottom Line panel weighs in. The Bottom Line panel helps us as Canadians to protect our financial future, with insight and advice on what ...
  • 2014
  • 00:17:14
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/03/2014

The National The Lancaster Bomber: D-Day's Workhorse

The aircraft that supported the troops in the days and hours before D-Day took on legendary status. The most famous of all was the Lancaster. Today, only two in the world still fly, and one is at the Canadian War Plane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, ON. We buckle up with Peter Mansbridge for a trip back in time.
  • 2014
  • 00:15:53
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/22/2014

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The National The Politics of Polar Bears

Polar bears — threatened species or political pawn? For years reports of their declining numbers have made polar bears a real-world symbol for the effects of climate change. But there is an ongoing debate within the scientific community that studies polar bears about whether the narrative of a dwindling population is a stark reality or a convenient myth.
  • 2014
  • 00:18:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/22/2014