The National Canada's Social Safety Net: In Sickness and in Health (Part 4 of 4)

Medicare, Canada's universally accessible and publicly funded health care system, is one of the social institutions of which we are most proud. Many experts argue that it is one of the best health care systems in the world. Recently, however, shrinking financial resources and increasing health care demands have brought calls for reform. This program examines how Canadian health care ...
  • 1993
  • 00:28:58
  • 13-14
  • 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 Canada's Worst Customer Service

Professional secret shoppers are put to work across the country, documenting just how bad customer service can be.Complaining experts weigh in, and stores react when we reveal who wins at being worst.
  • 2012
  • 00:43:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - September 1992 Canada, the United States, and Mexico: A New Trade Deal

This story traces the events leading to the historic signing of the free trade agreement between the three countries and examines its economic and social impact.
  • 1992
  • 00:14:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1992

Marketplace Canada’s Restaurant Secrets

When we're eating out, we expect the places that make our food to be as clean as possible. But almost two million of us get sick every year. What's happening behind the scenes? Marketplace goes undercover in some of your favourite chains to reveal Canada's Restaurant Secrets. They've pored over thousands of inspection reports from coffee shops, fast-food and family dining ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/16/2014

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

Venture Canadian Business in Uganda

Most of Canada’s number crunching may happen on Bay Street, but a world and an ocean away, a troubled local economy in Uganda is benefiting from sorting through Canadians’ tax receipts. This program travels to Africa where a group of Ugandans and a Toronto accounting firm have formed a strategic partnership, hoping for a modern miracle.
  • 2002
  • 00:11:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Canadian Emeralds

Not everything is crystal clear in the world of gems. Follow two entrepreneurs as they attempt to open Canada's first emerald mine near Whitehorse, Yukon. This rollercoaster ride with True North Gems is a gripping tale with millions of dollars at stake and two businessmen who must woo investors and shareholders alike as they try to keep interest afloat in ...
  • 2003
  • 00:11:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Canadian Innovations

Three short documentaries from The National look at Canadian companies thriving despite the current economic downturn. Their secret: embracing today’s new green economy. As auto manufacturing plants begin to rust away, meet the small Mississauga-based company, Electrovaya, that’s creating 100% recyclable portable power packs for electric cars. Then track the success of a McGill University team building a silent snowmobile that ...
  • 2009
  • 00:11:56
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 2000 Canadian National: The Continental Railway

According to the Laurentian theory of Canadian history, Canada as a nation developed from east to west because of the immense inland waterway of the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, and Sir John A. Macdonald’s transcontinental railway, the natural extension of the maritime route. The importance of railways in the evolution of Canadian society cannot be underestimated. And ...
  • 2000
  • 00:07:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2000