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 Commonwealth urged to sign 'no plastics' pledge New

The Commonwealth is being urged to follow Britain's suit and pledge to ban some of the world's most common pollutants. The scale of ocean pollution is truly staggering, with more than five trillion pieces of plastic debris — and that can be a matter of life and death.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The National Students hold walkouts on Columbine High School massacre anniversary New

Students across the United States held walkouts on the anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. CBC News spoke to a group of students who say the protests are about more than just school shootings — they are about gun violence in their everyday lives.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The National Catholic bishops offer no clarity on residential school apology New

Catholic bishops weren't able to offer any clarity on a potential apology for the church's role in Canada's residential schools. During a news conference, the bishops appeared to try and distance the church from its ties to the schools. Despite the setback, Indigenous leaders say they won't stop seeking an apology from the Vatican.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The National Clothing that doesn't sacrifice fashion for sustainability New

Fashion doesn't have to be sacrificed for sustainability and several Canadian designers are trying to make a difference in the way they produce clothes. The fashion industry is the second-worst polluting industry, but things are changing, albeit slowly. CBC News speaks to two designers who, in different ways, have changed their ways to create clothing that's sustainable, good for the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The National Drinking bottled water could be bad for your health

Drinking bottled water could be bad for your health. A CBC Marketplace investigation found that many Canadian bottled water brands contain microplastics. Those microplastics can enter a human's bloodstream and stay there, however the potential impact on people hasn't been studied.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2018

The National How your lifestyle is making recycling unsustainable

Our changing lifestyle is making the standard “blue box recycling” unsustainable as communities struggle to adapt to more plastics and fewer newspapers. New composite plastics are harder to recycle so new technologies are needed — and that means higher costs for local governments.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:45
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2018

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The National Where is the world's waste going? | The Question

Where is the world's waste going? That's the focus of the latest edition of The Question. With China ending its program to take in the world’s waste, it has to go somewhere else. The National takes a look at how countries like Sweden and Germany have introduced incentives for people to return their waste.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2018

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The National Rethink the way you recycle

Rethinking the way you recycle is the focus of CBC News series Reduce, Reuse and Rethink. It explores why Canadian communities are at a turning point when it comes to recycling and exploring ways to do it better. Much of the reason is because of a decision by China to crack down on foreign waste. About half of the world's recyclables ...
  • 2018
  • 00:06:46
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2018

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The National Asylum seekers in Canada face harsh working conditions

Some asylum seekers in Canada face harsh and sometimes dangerous working conditions as they wait for a decision on their refugee status. CBC News spoke to one Haitian asylum seeker who came forward to tell his story of how he was recruited to work for a temp agency in Montreal, given false documentation, and asked to work in unsafe conditions.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2018

The National Canadians pay big fees for Internet — so why don't they switch companies?

Canadians pay some of the biggest fees for Internet service, and Canada's big telecommunication companies are raising their prices — so why don't Canadians switch to other companies? There are many alternatives to Bell, Rogers and Telus, but consumers seem reluctant to switch. CBC News takes a look at why Canadians continue to pay huge fees even as they complain ...
  • 2018
  • 00:05:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2018