News in Review - November 1998 Bank Mergers: Is Bigger Better?

A report conducted on behalf of the federal government of Canada examining all aspects of Canada’s financial services sector has come down on both sides of the political fence. The report is especially relevant in light of the declaration of four of Canada’s largest banks to merge, thus increasing substantially their financial control over the Canadian economy. Using the report ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1998

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News in Review - March 2009 Barack Obama Visits Canada

In this News in Review story we’ll look at U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Ottawa on February 19, 2009. Although polls indicate Obama is very popular in Canada, his visit came at a time when protectionist trade policies in the United States were seen to be a threat to the Canadian economy. We’ll explore the issues that are of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:12:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2009

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News in Review - September 2017 Battery Power: Canadian Technology Powering The Future

Lithium-ion batteries are the heart of new technology. They’re used to power everything from cell phones to electric cars and many consumer electronics. And it’s a Canadian firm, Electrovaya, that’s leading the way, producing clean, safe lithium-ion batteries. In order to grow their business, they’re expanding overseas to develop their products. Now they’re poised to become global leaders in the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:11:47
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

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We are the Best Beef from Cochrane

Why Alberta's grasslands are the perfect place to raise cattle. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée for a day of feeding the herd on the lush and temperate grasslands of southern Alberta, as he learns where Canadian beef begins.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

Venture Behind the Glass

Consumers are so bombarded with advertising that people who run focus groups are being forced to come up with new ways to extract information from consumers. One company chose participants with opposing views on a product and let them duel it out. Another company hired an anthropologist to follow individual consumers for a day. Used properly, focus groups can gain ...
  • 2000
  • 00:07:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/08/2017

News in Review - April 1992 Beleaguered Newfoundland

Our second story on Newfoundland examines the ongoing economic crisis in that province, especially in the areas of cod stocks and the Hibernia project.
  • 1992
  • 00:13:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1992

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Marketplace Best before: How supermarkets sell you old food

We rely on best before dates to make sure food is fresh and we don’t get sick. But how reliable are they? Supermarket insiders tell all and share common tricks some grocery stores use to give your favourite foods a second life.
  • 2015
  • 00:22:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/19/2017

The National Big Gamble

Gambling used to be controlled by the underworld and was known as the "wages of sin". Now it's run by government in the name of deficit reduction, with most of the money coming from Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs). Some will have you believe it is just a harmless dollar or two spent on a dream while providing jobs, revenue and ...
  • 1997
  • 00:26:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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