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 Mental health spotlighted by Toronto shooting

Experts are warning against drawing a direct link between mental illness and violence. They believe doing so can stigmatize others when using a broad brush approach on a matter that's much more complicated.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National Treating gun violence as a public health issue could save lives

Toronto's board of health has accepted a report based on months of research advocating that it treat gun violence like any other threat to the health of Torontonians.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National Carbon tax: What effect has it had on B.C.?

A federal carbon tax has been a hot topic for debate for many provinces that don't have one — but B.C. has for the last 10 years. The National looks at the effect B.C.'s carbon tax has had on the province.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National How summer beach fun is being made accessible for the disabled

The National takes you to Inverness, N.S, for a look at how summer beach fun is being made more accessible for the physically disabled.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National How #MeToo is changing the way museums do exhibits

The #MeToo movement is also changing the way museums handle artists' exhibits, specifically those who have been accused of abuse. The National takes you to the Royal Ontario Museum, where that change will be on display starting July 21, 2018.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National Why murder victims' identities should be made public

Relatives say the identities of murder victims should be made public, to prevent them from becoming statistics. The push is in response to a proposed policy in Regina to keep the victims' names a secret. The argument is that there is nothing to gain by releasing them.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National Right whale deaths due in part to abundance of food

Scientists were able to track the whales' movements, as well as the plankton they feed on, using little robots. Now their focus is on why the whales' food is suddenly so abundant in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and what role climate change has played.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:30
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

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The National Millennials are changing the franchise business model

The new generation is using the old model as an alternative to precarious employment and even traditional or conventional jobs, but giving it a fresh new take.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/27/2018

The National Tom Longboat: Canadian history behind the June 4 Google Doodle

The June 4, 2018 Google Doodle honoured legendary Indigenous Canadian athlete Tom Longboat, who was born on this day in 1887. A runner from Ontario's Six Nations Reserve, Longboat shattered records and stereotypes.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:26
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2018

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The National Trump's America First foreign policy comes with global stakes

Donald Trump's America First approach to foreign policy comes with global stakes, as the president angers U.S. allies with tariffs and other questionable decisions.
  • 2018
  • 00:08:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/27/2018