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 "When you say Merry Christmas, you're pouring out your compassion"

Why a Sikh man wants to bring back the phrase “Merry Christmas”.
  • 2016
  • 00:04:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/11/2017

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The National Can you speak lousy French and still be prime minister?

In the wake of a Conservative leadership debate, The National's Sunday Talk panelists — Jonathan Kay, editor-in-chief of Walrus magazine, Adrienne Batra, editor-in-chief of the Toronto Sun, and Martin Patriquin, Quebec bureau chief for Maclean's magazine — debate whether the prime minister of Canada needs to speak French. Is Pierre Trudeau’s dream of bilingualism dying?
  • 2016
  • 00:12:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2017

The National Canadian Teen Discovers Method to Turn Waste Water into Electricity

A Vancouver high school student thinks he knows what to do with the one billion litres of waste water that gets flushed down toilets and sent down sink drains every day in the Greater Vancouver Area. Austin Wang, who has won numerous science awards, came up with a way to genetically modify micro-organisms so that they could clean waste water ...
  • 2016
  • 00:06:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2016

The National Canadians Lack Knowledge of War

Canadians may consider the First World War important. But they don't necessarily know many facts about it.
  • 2016
  • 00:03:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/12/2017

The National Carfentanil's Deadly Impact

The death toll is mounting from a powerful new drug making its way across Canada. Carfentanil sounds a lot like fentanyl, a related drug that has spread its own wave of lethal overdoses. But the bottom line on carfentanil is that it is far more noxious — to a degree that strains belief.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/12/2017

The National Harvest of Healing

In Colombia, five decades of war have left the economy struggling, especially in rural areas. But a fruit company with a Canadian connection employs a business model with a social justice approach — everyone who grows the fruit or works in the factory has been victimized by war.
  • 2016
  • 00:08:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/12/2017

The National Helping through Social Media

A B.C. woman has harnessed the power of social media to help feed people in Canada's North.
  • 2016
  • 00:08:33
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/11/2017

The National How Social Media is Shaping the U.S. Presidential Race

Social media is playing a hugely important role in the U.S. presidential race. Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's campaign teams are really trying to capitalize on the ability to track in real time what's trending, to know if their message is working. One unanswered question, however, is will the non-stop Facebook and Twitter buzz get people out to vote?
  • 2016
  • 00:05:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/21/2016

The National Is Canada ready for an oil spill?

A diesel spill on B.C.'s central coast near Bella Bella could be interpreted as a cautionary tale about Canada's capacity to handle more frequent tanker traffic and to respond adequately to fuel spills. This has become an important consideration, since the expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans-Mountain Pipeline will significantly increase tanker traffic. In Bella Bella, after thousands of litres of ...
  • 2016
  • 00:10:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/16/2017

The National Margaret Macmillan on Brexit "Turning Point"

Historian Margaret MacMillan talks about the possible implications of the Brexit vote and the anger and fear that fuelled it.
  • 2016
  • 00:10:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/21/2016