News The National LIVE 2018-03-19T21:00:00.000000000-04:00 Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News Canada's arms deal with Saudi Arabia includes 'heavy assault' vehicles 2018-03-19T21:00:00.000000000-04:00 Canada’s multi-billion dollar arms sale to Saudi Arabia includes a substantial number of “heavy assault” armoured vehicles and a maintenance deal that would see the Ontario-based manufacturer embed teams at multiple locations throughout the kingdom. How 1 researcher harvested data from 50 million people — and Facebook was designed to help 2018-03-19T19:20:38.000000000-04:00 Cambridge Analytica used the data to build detailed profiles on voters in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the U.K.'s Brexit campaign. Trump calls for death penalty to 'get tough' on drug pushers 2018-03-19T18:02:35.000000000-04:00 Unveiling a long-awaited plan to combat the national scourge of opioid drug addiction, President Donald Trump called Monday for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty. Idea of getting firearms vendors to track sales revives old gun control debate 2018-03-19T17:37:00.000000000-04:00 The Liberal government is expected to introduce legislation tomorrow that will further tighten firearms laws to reduce gun violence — a move welcomed by gun control advocates but feared by lawful owners who say new restrictions will do little to prevent crime. Health Canada proposes strict limits on marijuana packaging, production 2018-03-19T16:44:01.000000000-04:00 The federal government today released the results of its public consultation on the legalization of pot and revealed its proposals for how the product will be packaged and regulated. 1st NHL player of colour, Larry Kwong, dies at 94 2018-03-19T15:36:29.000000000-04:00 Larry Kwong, the first player to break the NHL's colour barrier, has died at age 94 in Calgary. Israel charges French Consulate driver with gun smuggling 2018-03-19T14:38:04.000000000-04:00 A French employee of the country's consulate in Jerusalem is under arrest for allegedly smuggling dozens of weapons from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank, Israel's domestic security agency says. Uber halts self-driving test in Toronto after Arizona pedestrian death 2018-03-19T13:53:16.000000000-04:00 Uber says it has paused its testing of autonomous cars, including in Toronto, after a pedestrian fatality in Tempe, Ariz. Canada returns to peacekeeping, but we're no Ethiopia 2018-03-19T13:34:31.000000000-04:00 A deeper dive into the day's most notable stories with The National newsletter's Jonathon Gatehouse.