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Marketplace Cellphone bill busters: How to lower your bill

Canadians are charged some of the highest prices in the world for cellphone service. And when we have a problem, it’s often tough to get it solved. Follow three Canadian consumers who are tired of navigating customer service options and waiting forever on hold. Take advantage of the Marketplace team's inside information: help from a long-time customer service rep and a professional ...
  • 2016
  • 00:22:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2017

Marketplace Restaurant dress codes: Should dressing sexy be a job requirement? / Speed limits: Is faster safer on the highway? Classroom Favourites

Restaurant dress codes: Should women have to dress sexy to serve you a sandwich? Charlsie Agro goes undercover to apply for a job serving in popular family restaurants. Along the way, we meet women who as servers have been forced to wear high heels, short skirts, full make-up – and in general a far more sexual dress code – than ...
  • 2016
  • 00:22:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/19/2016

The Fifth Estate GM Recall: The Switch from Hell

This Fifth Estate investigation raises the ultimate business ethics question: if you're a company that has to recall and repair your product, does the safety of your customers outweigh the cost of admitting your errors? It was a deadly defect in an ignition switch that led to the recall of millions of GM cars like the Cobalt and the Ion and the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:40:51
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/04/2015

Dragons' Den Dragons' Den, Season 9, Episode 13

One entrepreneur thinks he has the right skills to be an industry ringleader; a Dragon gets burned by a flashy product causing the other Dragons to breathe fire; and one product’s outlawed origins underpin the ethical approach these entrepreneurs take. Plus, a green product has two Dragons seeing red. Pitches in this episode: Vancouver Circus School; The Elements of Innovation; StashBelt; Part Time Pooch; The Greenlid.
  • 2015
  • 00:42:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/23/2015

News in Review - May 1997 The Bre-X Gold Find: All That Glitters

Was the gold discovery of the century more myth than fact? This cautionary tale for Canadian investors examines how people can buy into something that sounds too good to be true.
  • 1997
  • 00:15:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/25/2014

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The Fifth Estate The Murder and the Money Trail

When a body was found in a roadside ditch outside Mexico City, it seemed like just another murder — one of tens of thousands of violent killings in that country each year. But the victim was in fact the hard-working mother of two and the branch manager for Canadian-owned Scotiabank. The death of Maru Oropesa revealed the risks that Canadian ...
  • 2013
  • 00:41:27
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/16/2014

Marketplace Money Where Your Mouth Is

When it's time to get our teeth checked, most of us trust our dentist to determine the treatment plan and how much it will cost. But how do we know for sure what work needs to be done and how much it should cost? The Marketplace team sends a researcher with hidden cameras to 20 different dentists in Toronto and Vancouver. They ...
  • 2012
  • 00:21:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/27/2013

Marketplace Framed: Overpriced Eyewear

Marketplace focuses on the outrageously high price of spectacles. In this eye-opening report, Tom Harrington pits Canada's biggest chain stores against the leading online retailer, a company whose new business model is a total game changer. He also catches up with an industry insider who challenged the established players and paid a huge price for defying the status quo.
  • 2012
  • 00:21:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Lousy Labels: The Natural and Organic Deception?

As consumers, we love our shampoos, deodorants, lotions, makeup and other personal care products. But as the products add up, so do the chemicals. That's why 64% of us say we're seeking out more "natural" or "organic" items. But how do we know what these labels mean? Marketplace takes a closer look at green personal care products. It turns out ...
  • 2011
  • 00:21:26
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Clean Water, Dirty Tricks

Perfect for Business Ethics, this Marketplace documentary goes undercover to expose the techniques used in door-to-door sales of water purification systems, devices that can cost thousands of dollars, but which most people simply may not need. Co-host Tom Harrington investigates the dubious scare tactics used to entice people to buy.
  • 2010
  • 00:21:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Something's Fishy: Do You Trust Supermarkets?

If you're purchasing fish at the supermarket, buyer beware! As this Marketplace doc discovers, the labels on fish may be hiding the facts. Using cutting-edge technology, their team tests more than 150 pieces of fish, everything from halibut to sea bass to shark, bought from major chains across Canada. The results reveal some questionable business ethics and may mean that ...
  • 2010
  • 00:12:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace In Denial: The Mortgage Insurance Game

If a person has a mortgage on their home, chances are good they also have mortgage insurance. The idea is that if they should become seriously ill or die before paying off the mortgage, the coverage will kick in and pay it off for them. The reality falls a little short of that. In this Marketplace investigation, we meet two families ...
  • 2007
  • 00:22:19
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Hyping Health: Is Health Check Always Right?

You've seen the Health Check logo. If a product bears the logo, that means Heart and Stroke has evaluated it and concluded it complies with their criteria, which is based on the recommendations of Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating. Does the logo represent a healthy choice? The answer is complicated. As Wendy Mesley reports, some of Heart and Stroke's Health ...
  • 2008
  • 00:25:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Getting Gouged By Geeks

Their dorky company names and their cute little cars give off an air of friendly, helpful competence. But do the people who make computer house calls actually know what they're doing? As Erica Johnson's hidden-camera investigation reveals, most of the time the answer is "no". The Marketplace team modified a computer to simulate a common hardware failure. Then they called in the ...
  • 2007
  • 00:25:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Seven Sins of the Marketplace

Marketplace has seen it all when it comes to bad service, unsafe products and schemes. Over the years, they’ve uncovered all kinds of tricks companies employ to separate customers from their cash. To encourage smart shopping strategies, in this episode, Marketplace compiles the worst offenses companies commit to reach into your wallet.
  • 2009
  • 00:22:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse After the Fall (Part 4 of 4)

Investigators begin to sift through the meltdown's rubble. Shaken world leaders question the very foundations of modern capitalism while asking: could it all happen again?
  • 2010
  • 00:45:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace How to Complain

Marketplace examines the way we complain and the way in which these complaints are handled by the industry. The program offers the top ten tips on how to complain and visits with a lady in New York who makes a living by complaining.
  • 2004
  • 00:23:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate The Education of Brian Nicholl

The Fifth Estate puts a human face on the economic downturn, through a close-up encounter with employees of an auto parts plant. Edscha of Canada, in Niagara Falls, manufactures car door hinges. But, the German-owned company is in trouble and, to save itself, it's killing off this Canadian plant. Linden MacIntyre spends more than a month at the Edscha plant as ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:47
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Canada's Worst Cellphone Bill

In this excellent business ethics piece from Marketplace, Wendy Mesley gets the story behind the huge bills many Canadians rack up using their cellphones. For several months, Marketplace collected bills and stories from Canadians about the astronomical and sometimes mystifying charges they've received. Hear horror stories about all of the major Canadian carriers, their hidden fees and markups as high ...
  • 2009
  • 00:21:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Buying Into Sexy: The Sexing Up of Tweens

The $1.7 billion business of selling bodies has a grip on youth culture, infecting those between the ages of 8 and 14. This investigation uncovers the sexualization of young girls as they are bombarded with ads, media programs and messages urging them to mimic their favourite pop idols and scantily-clad models. This fast-paced feature follows three tweeners, revealing how they're ...
  • 2005
  • 00:25:34
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Lousy Labels 2: The Food Edition

In Canada, millions of us are trying to do the right thing for ourselves and our families by buying healthy food. But can we rely on the health information on food labels? In this follow-up to the popular Lousy Labels story on beauty products, Erica Johnson finds the truth behind the latest buzzwords on food packaging. A perfect Business resource to explore ...
  • 2012
  • 00:22:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - September 2007 The Trial of Conrad Black

In mid-July former media baron Conrad Black was found guilty of obstruction of justice and three counts of mail fraud. The verdict came after a 15-week trial in a Chicago courtroom. Black, who will be sentenced in November, could be sent to prison for many years. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the Black trial and the ...
  • 2007
  • 00:13:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2007

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News in Review - October 2004 Conrad Black: A Tycoon in Trouble

For more than 20 years Conrad Black has been one of Canada's most successful and flamboyant business tycoons. But in late August, he was accused of looting his media empire to finance his lavish lifestyle. It was just the latest in a series of setbacks, and now everything that Black built up appears to be crumbling around him. In this ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2004

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News in Review - December 2000 Marketing to Teens: A Captive Audience?

This special report integrates footage from the CBC program Undercurrents and profiles student activism in an Ontario high school, the pilot school for Youth News Network (YNN). Focusing on advertising to a "captive" and lucrative market, the story investigates what critics call the commercialization of public education and raises the universal issue of the ethics of marketing certain products and ...
  • 2000
  • 00:13:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2000

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