Doc Zone Africa on the Move: A Woman's World (Part 4 of 4)

In Africa, as in so many other places, sports have traditionally been a man’s world. And until recently, women entered at the risk of being scorned or laughed at. But the amazing Sahar El-Hawary and her female soccer team are no joke. She is the first women’s referee in North Africa and also the first female member of the Egyptian ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/25/2013

Marketplace Are You Being Served? (with Coffee Cups Update)

Are You Being Served?: Scanning your own groceries, booking your travel, printing your own tickets, selecting your own seats. It’s not just about convenience: we’re doing a lot of work ourselves that companies used to do for us. But while we’re doing the work, are we seeing the savings? - - Coffee Cups Update: Last fall, we revealed that cups ...
  • 2016
  • 00:21:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/23/2016

Venture Big Switcheroo: Boston Pizza

This popular business experiment places a waitress into the CEO’s spot at head office and wraps an apron around the boss to determine whether he can handle the daily pressure in the restaurant. Each of them learn helpful lessons during their hands-on experience in a new world. Melissa better understands the decisions head office has to make, while Michael gains ...
  • 2006
  • 00:43:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Big Switcheroo: VanCity

Does being the boss mean extended “working” lunches at posh restaurants, secretaries to organize meetings, huge expense accounts and luxurious company vehicles? Lisa Paille, a mother of two and an employee with VanCity, Canada’s largest credit union, gets the opportunity to see if she has what it takes to be the boss when she switches positions with Dave Mowat, CEO ...
  • 2005
  • 00:22:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Broken Harvest

Redvers, Saskatchewan is a farming town. The families that live there have been farmers for generations. But for many, this may be coming to an end. Financial hardship has hit many of the families to a point where their farms are on the verge of collapse. There simply is no money for them to continue.
  • 1999
  • 00:23:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Canada's Brands: Can They Compete?

Canada is losing many of its manufacturing jobs to overseas markets. The rising dollar makes Canadian goods more expensive abroad and some manufacturers say they're being forced to look elsewhere or go out of business. Canada's Brands focuses on four companies that proudly wear the Made in Canada label. What are the challenges they face? What keeps them from leaving? ...
  • 2007
  • 00:18:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 1997 Canadian Airlines: Fighting to Survive

The issues of management skills, pressure from an American corporate partner, competition from Air Canada and union intransigence are focal points for this story.
  • 1997
  • 00:14:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1997

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Venture Captain Ihab

Ihab Shaker moved to Canada from his native Egypt, and the sea captain has a dream of bringing a ferry service to the Great Lakes. He thinks commuters and tourists will love a regular, traffic-free run from Toronto to Port Dalhousie in the Niagara Peninsula. Regular ferries stopped plying the Great Lakes a generation ago but Shaker is risking everything ...
  • 1997
  • 00:10:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/12/2015

Marketplace Coffee cups: Do the coffee giants really recycle?

We love our take out coffee, but what happens to all those cups? Coffee companies like Tim Hortons and Starbucks say they recycle them. We stake out two coffee giants and find out how green those promises really are. Canadians drink about 1.5 billion cups of coffee a year: That’s over half a million trees’ worth, enough to fill more ...
  • 2016
  • 00:10:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2016

Doc Zone Customer (Dis)Service

We are in a customer service crisis. Overseas call centers, long wait times and ineffective representatives have left customers angry, frustrated and confused. What ever happened to the good old days of the personal touch? Has it been replaced by automated voices and self-serve machines? Can service providers and customers get back on track, mend the strained relationship and take ...
  • 2011
  • 00:43:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013