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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The National Nova Scotia's presumed consent for organ donation explained

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil tabled legislation that will make the province the first jurisdiction in North America to have presumed consent for organ and tissue donation. People will be able to opt out of donating their organs, but the onus will be on them to do so once the bill is proclaimed.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

The National David Saint-Jacques checks in from outer space

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques has been on the International Space Station since early December. Andrew Chang had the rare opportunity to speak to him from space. They chatted about his mission, what it is like being in space, fixing a leaky toilet, and how much he missed his family.
  • 2019
  • 00:08:31
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

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The National Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds

Canada is, on average, experiencing warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, with Northern Canada heating up at almost three times the global average, according to a new government report.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:04
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

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The National Indigenous graves have B.C. landowners pitted against the government

Thousands of sites in British Columbia are believed to be ancient First Nations burial grounds. Some are on private lands, and many Indigenous people believe these sites are sacred. But the government doesn't see the burial sites the same way as registered cemeteries, and that has left all parties frustrated and feeling vulnerable.
  • 2019
  • 00:04:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

The National Robot-assisted surgery brings precision, problems

Robot-assisted surgery is revolutionizing the medical industry, with the first such procedure performed in Canada earlier this year, but there are still concerns around the risks and the costs.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/04/2019

The National Meet the students trying to battle the vaping 'epidemic'

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading national public health institute of the United States, calls it an epidemic: the growing and now unprecedented number of teens using e-cigarettes. It's become a big problem in schools across Canada as well, and now some students are taking matters into their own hands.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

The National The beautiful slice of Canadian back-country that is dividing Alberta

On the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, a political proxy war has erupted. Alberta wants to turn the Bighorn area just north of Banff into a provincial park, but not everyone is on board with the idea. It has resulted in a debate that is about much more than just a park; one that highlights a growing political divide ...
  • 2019
  • 00:03:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

The National Trudeau delivers official apology for Canada's role in the MS St. Louis

The Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler tested the limits of Canada's humanity in the lead up to the Second World War and Canada's government failed that test "miserably," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. Trudeau made an apology in the House of Commons for the 1939 decision by the Canadian government to turn away a boatload of German Jews seeking refuge ...
  • 2018
  • 00:06:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

The National 'Unprecedented' report released on racial profiling by Toronto police

A black person in Toronto is nearly 20 times more likely than a white person to be shot and killed by police, according to a new Ontario Human Rights Commission report on race and policing. The commission's interim report said black people were over-represented in several types of violent police interactions, including use-of-force cases, shootings, deadly encounters and fatal shootings.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

The National Private George Price: Paying homage to a fallen Canadian

This year's Remembrance Day marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. In this week's Dispatch, the CBC's Nahlah Ayed travels to Belgium to bring us the story of Canadian Private George Price, the last British Empire soldier killed in the First World War.
  • 2018
  • 00:09:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019