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 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 Wab Kinew on La Loche and Discrimination Against First Nations Children

Wab Kinew discusses the recent school shooting in La Loche, Saskatchewan and a ruling that Canada discriminates against First Nation children.
  • 2016
  • 00:07:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

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 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 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 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 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 | 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

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