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 Amber Tuccaro's Unsolved Murder

CBC News' Connie Walker has uncovered significant details in Amber Tuccaro's unsolved murder. A crucial piece of evidence in the unsolved murder was released to the public by police — a voice from the last phone call Amber received just before she was killed nearly five years ago. The RCMP says this was the only time in Canadian history it ...
  • 2015
  • 00:08:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/14/2015

The National Are RCMP Officers Outgunned?

One year ago, a roving gunman terrorized the small city of Moncton, New Brunswick, targeting one police officer after another. When it was over, shooter Justin Bourque left behind three dead RCMP officers, a shattered community and questions that refused to go away. When RCMP officers rush into the line of fire do they have a fighting chance? Do they ...
  • 2015
  • 00:13:27
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/06/2015

The National Computer Coding Concepts Explained

Algorithms, loops, "if" statements – what do they actually mean? Paul Gries, senior lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, explains these coding basics.
  • 2015
  • 00:01:45
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/15/2017

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The National Elizabeth May Interview

Green Party leader Elizabeth May is willing to mediate a coalition to topple Stephen Harper. CBC News' chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge sits down for exclusive one-on-one interviews with each of the main federal party leaders in advance of the October 2015 election. Mansbridge and May discuss proportional representation, eliminating university and college tuition fees, halting the use of fossil fuels ...
  • 2015
  • 00:24:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2015

The National Ending the Cycle of Abuse

Almost half of the 30,000 children in foster care in Canada are Aboriginal. It's a modern-day crisis that is a direct legacy of Canada's residential school system. The long-awaited report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is calling on governments in Canada to change the way they deliver child welfare for Aboriginal people. CBC News reporter Cameron Macintosh speaks with ...
  • 2015
  • 00:02:14
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/06/2015

The National Felicia Solomon's Story

As one family struggles to make their own peace with their daughter's tragic death, they are opening up to try to stop the violence against Aboriginal women. Felicia Solomon was 16 years old when she went missing. Her tragic death didn't end her story, though, because her family refuses to forget.
  • 2015
  • 00:19:46
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/10/2015

The National Genetically Modified Salmon Approved by FDA

A genetically modified salmon that grows at twice the rate of regular salmon has been approved as food by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/08/2015

The National How Data Mining is Changing Political Campaigns

Canvassing door to door, a time-honoured ritual of any political campaign, is more than it appears. It's a candidate's chance to press the flesh, of course, but increasingly, it is the entry point for data mining, which is how parties collect as much data as they can about you and your voting intentions. Analytics is fast becoming an essential tool ...
  • 2015
  • 00:11:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/14/2015

The National Justice Murray Sinclair Interview

CBC chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge talks with Justice Murray Sinclair, who heads the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. After just over six years, and the work of recording the statements of over 7,200 residential school survivors, he discusses what Canada needs to do next.
  • 2015
  • 00:13:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/10/2015

The National Justin Trudeau Interview

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau says he would loosen the tight grip the Prime Minister's Office has come to have on government, reversing a trend he admits began with his father, former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. CBC News' chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge sits down for exclusive one-on-one interviews with each of the main federal party leaders in advance of ...
  • 2015
  • 00:30:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2015