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 Weight Watchers' new plan draws heavy criticism New

WeightWatchers' new plan to help youth stay healthy is drawing heavy criticism from dietitians. The company says it's not just focusing on calorie-counting anymore but rather healthy eating. However, WeightWatchers is now facing calls to cancel its offer by the U.S. National Eating Disorders Association, which says the issue of obesity goes deeper than what you eat.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/08/2018

The National Gender equality in budgeting: How Canada can learn from Sweden New

Gender equality in budgeting was a big theme for the Canadian government in 2018 with new measures announced to close the gender gap — and with that in mind, there's lots that Canada can learn from Sweden. Sweden has never ranked lower than fifth in the world for equality and has closed more than 81 per cent of the gender ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/08/2018

The National Black Panther: For black youth, more than a superhero movie New

Marvel's Black Panther has arrived to critical acclaim, but artistic merit aside, for lots of black youth it's much more than a superhero movie. CBC News followed a group of teenagers who won a screening to Black Panther to find out what the movie means to them and the lessons they learned from seeing the groundbreaking film.
  • 2018
  • 00:08:40
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/08/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

The National Refugees come to Canada to escape gender persecution New

Canada, as everyone knows, has long been a favourite destination for refugees seeking the safety and stability this country provides. Traditionally most were fleeing political or religious persecution, but a CBC News investigation got access to the data from nearly five years of Refugee Board decisions, giving a striking look at who else is coming here and why. Of the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/23/2018

The National Women and minimum wage New

One hundred years after Canada introduced a minimum wage, it's mostly women still stuck at the bottom of the income ladder. And while some call recent minimum wage hikes a good thing, others call them job killers.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/23/2018

The National Olympic twins pioneered Canadian women's skiing New

The athletes who will compete in Pyeongchang know all about perseverance and grit, but they may be no match for Rhoda and Rhona Wurtele. The 96-year-old twins started skiing at age 5 and basically never stopped, blazing a trail when women were a rarity in downhill skiing, all the way to the Olympics. Their passion is inspiring a brand-new generation ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:04
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/23/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

The National Why SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket launch has so many people excited New

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster is well on its way to the asteroid belt. And CBC's Bob McDonald is just back from the rocket launch that was watched around the world. McDonald weighs in on how he sees this shaping the future of space exploration.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/23/2018

The National Caroline Mulroney the latest Canadian politician to continue family legacy New

Caroline Mulroney is the latest Canadian politician to try and continue their family's political legacy. Mulroney, the daughter of former prime minister Brian Mulroney, announced her candidacy for the Ontario Progressive Conservative party leadership – meaning all three candidates in the race so far come from well known political families.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/23/2018

The National Fewer secrets in Canadian government thanks to leaky walls New

Party politics is full of secrets that often get leaked for a specific purpose, to get reaction to a new idea or perhaps to embarrass an opponent. But on Parliament Hill some leaks are accidental. There are renovations happening right now aiming to solve the problem of poor soundproofing on the Hill. But in the meantime, MPs have had to ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]