Marketplace Checkout Charity: Doing Good, Feeling Bad

Host Tom Harrington investigates the practice of so-called “checkout charity.” Some of the country’s biggest retailers are asking for donations at the cash, even though many Canadians say they don’t like it. So why do companies do it? Who’s it helping? This Marketplace episode raises some big questions about those little charitable donations.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/02/2015

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary China Rises, Episode 1: Getting Rich, The Economic Boom

In 25 years, China has achieved the most rapid economic advance in such a short time of any nation in history. How? By scrapping its devotion to collectivism and empracing private enterprise with the zeal of 19th-century robber barons. But is China’s success riding on the backs of the poor?
  • 2006
  • 00:53:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary China Rises, Episode 2: City of Dreams, Shanghai & the New Middle Class

In the streets and neighbourhoods of Shanghai, a new dream of China is beaing turned into reality. A generation of Chinese now lives in a style that would not look out of place in New York, Berlin or Toronto. But for its poorer residents, Shanghai can be a city of despair.
  • 2006
  • 00:53:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Chocolate Confidential

It’s the most popular flavour in the world, and as Chocolate Confidential reveals, the lengths to which some people will go to pursue their passion for chocolate are amazing. You can drink it, eat it, it’s good for your heart and can even be a beauty tool — it’s undeniably a universal obsession. With the average North American consuming 11.7 ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Christmas Confidential

No event in history has ever marshalled so many people and so much effort to celebrate just one day. Viewers will meet unabashed Christmas enthusiasts. Eavesdrop on backroom deals of Christmas industry insiders and witness turkey therapists talk anxious cooks through the big day. Chef and author Nigella Lawson weighs in, offering Christmas recipe secrets and tips to survive the ...
  • 2006
  • 00:44:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 1993 Cigarette Smuggling: Beating the Tax

The economic and ethical issues of this story are explored and the impact on the Canadian economy of "sin taxes" is examined.
  • 1993
  • 00:10:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1993

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News in Review - September 1991 Cigarettes and Advertising

The challenge by the court of the law banning advertising of tobacco products is the starting point for examining related issues.
  • 1991
  • 00:11:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1991

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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

The Nature of Things Climate Change: An Uncertain Future (Part 1 of 2)

Beginning on the Prairies, David discovers how farmers are faring as shrinking glaciers wreak havoc with their water supply. In BC he comes face to face with the mountain pine beetle. This tiny deadly insect has already swallowed B.C.’s trees and now it’s checking out Alberta's, threatening the economy in both provinces. In BC's Okanagan wine region, vineyards are reaping ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Clothing that doesn't sacrifice fashion for sustainability

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