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 Standing Rock

Demonstrators remain to protest Donald Trump's approval of the Dakota Access pipeline, but Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leaders want to move the fight to the courts.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/16/2017

The National Teen photographer portrays homeless

Meet Leah Denbok, a 17-year-old photographer from Collingwood, Ontario. She spent three years walking the streets in Toronto, Barrie and Kitchener, as well as in New York City, capturing the lives of the homeless with her photos. Many of the portraits will be featured in her book, Nowhere to Call Home — Photographs and Stories of the Homeless, with all proceeds ...
  • 2017
  • 00:10:21
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/15/2017

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The National The MMIWG Inquiry | Up to Speed

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls began last year, but advocacy groups and some families have been critical of the process. Some say the inquiry has struggled to connect with the families of the victims.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

The National The Road to Tuktoyaktuk

After years of a seasonal ice road and four years of construction, there will soon be an actual road to the Arctic Ocean. Journalist David Common looks at Tuktoyaktuk, a small predominately Inuit/Inuvialuit community of 800 people used to a life centered around the land. How will easy year-long access in and out change their lives for better and worse?
  • 2017
  • 00:05:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2017

The National The Westray Disaster: 25 Years Later

Mourners in Nova Scotia commemorated the anniversary of an underground explosion that killed 26 coal miners. The effects of the disaster can still be felt by many.
  • 2017
  • 00:10:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/25/2017

The National Trudeau's Historic Apology to LGBT Communities

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a historic apology to members of the LGBT community. It's for actions the Canadian government took against them, simply because they were gay. As part of the mea culpa, Ottawa has introduced legislation to clear the criminal records of those convicted of consensual same-sex activity.
  • 2017
  • 00:08:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/30/2017

The National ViewPoint | Canada's most deranged housing market

CBC columnist Robyn Urback says governments need to do something about Toronto's alarming housing market, which is following in the footsteps of Vancouver.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/02/2017

The National ViewPoint | Millennials are not entitled

Lincoln Anthony Blades, a politics and culture writer and a millennial, says young people are anything but lazy and entitled.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/02/2017

The National ViewPoint | Self-driving cars and moral dilemmas

Self-driving cars must be programmed to consider moral dilemmas, reports technology futurist and researcher Jesse Hirsh. These robots on wheels will doubtlessly face scenarios where human life will be at risk, so among other considerations, Jesse argues that car companies will need to allow transparency around programming cars for moral decisions.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2017

The National ViewPoint | The reality of Canadian startups

Technology futurist Jesse Hirsh says it's time to stop incubating dreams of startups that want to sell to big companies and start rewarding startups that want to stay in Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/01/2017