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

Fortune Hunters Cellphone Frenzy: Making Money with Mobile Applications

Canadians send over 45 million text messages every day, a statistic that has cellphone companies “LOL-ing” all the way to the bank. And even in 2009’s murky economy, it looks like the mobile market is still one worth dialing into. Cellphones are a $3.8 trillion dollar worldwide industry, with Canadian market accounting for a $38 billion dollar chunk of that ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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

Andrew Marr's History of the World China's Cultural Revolution

Andrew Marr explores the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the fall and rise of Deng Xiaoping. He looks at the changing fortunes of Deng within China’s ruling Communist Party, his relationship with Chairman Mao Zedong, and the role his economic reforms played in the emergence of China as a superpower. Teacher notes: Create a timeline which charts the rise, fall and ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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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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