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 Jesuits, First Nations Participate in Reconciliation Canoe Trip

After learning about the Jesuit residential schools in Ontario, a priest in training organized a canoe trip with Indigenous, Jesuit and lay participants with the goal of reconciliation.
  • 2017
  • 00:10:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/23/2017

The National John A. Macdonald's Complicated Legacy

John A. Macdonald's complicated legacy is sparking heated debated over whether to remove his name from schools. Many Canadians are asking, how do we honour Canada's first prime minister while acknowledging his role in creating residential schools?
  • 2017
  • 00:09:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/11/2017

The National Jurors and PTSD (Part 1 of 2)

Jury duty is a civic duty. But some jurors say they've been traumatized by disturbing evidence, and their condition is largely ignored by the courts. Part 1 of 2.
  • 2017
  • 00:13:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

The National Jurors and PTSD (Part 2 of 2)

Jury duty is a civic duty. But some jurors say they've been traumatized by disturbing evidence, and their condition is largely ignored by the courts. Part 2 of 2.
  • 2017
  • 00:04:47
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

The National Quantum computing power leap

For all the heralded advances, computers basically run much the same as they did seven decades ago. They've gotten smaller, faster, with more storage, but they continue to run on a language of ones and zeros. Now the world's first commercially available quantum computers are taking those ones and zeros to a level of computing power that has never before ...
  • 2017
  • 00:05:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

The National Republican leadership 'shackled' to Trump: David Frum

This report from The National delves into the issues behind the firing of FBI director James Comey by U.S. President Donald Trump. David Frum, senior editor at The Atlantic, says James Comey's firing is a blow to the U.S. government's unwritten rules. He explains why a strong response from Congress, and especially Republican Congress members, is so important.
  • 2017
  • 00:12:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/02/2017

The National Should public schools use crowdfunding?

Canadian public schools are using crowdfunding programs like myclassneeds to help secure the resources they need. But critics say the approach is a step towards privatization. Hear from voices on both sides of this issue.
  • 2017
  • 00:08:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

The National South Sudan famine: Causes and solutions

The National takes a look at the emerging disaster in the northeast African nation of South Sudan as its people struggle with famine. Featured in this panel discussion: Samantha Nutt, War Child Canada; Brian Stewart, a former foreign correspondent for CBC who covered the 1984 famine in Ethiopia; and Kennedy Jawoko, a journalism professor at Seneca College who was in South ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/02/2017

The National South Sudan famine: Why aid relief is so challenging

For aid workers, South Sudan's famine is difficult to address. The country's civil war is forcing them to deliver food through air drops.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/02/2017

The National Sports drinks and energy drinks unhealthy for kids and teens

Most children and teens shouldn't consume sports and energy drinks, and the products should no longer be marketed to them, the Canadian Paediatric Society says. In a new position statement, the society said sports drinks are high in sugar, which contributes to the obesity epidemic as well as dental cavities.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:58
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/12/2018

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