On the Money Emergency Fund

An emergency fund is supposed to protect you during those "rainy days" — that is, in cases of illness, disaster, job loss or other unexpected events. Are Canadians today prepared for these kinds of financial bumps? This On the Money segment from CBC's Peter Armstrong paints a grim picture of Canadians' average savings.
  • 2016
  • 00:06:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/30/2017

The National Emperors of Avarice: Corporate Greed

Join Rex Murphy as he reflects on the corporate scandals of Enron, WorldCom, ImClone and the downfall of various CEOs. The U.S., in Murphy’s view, is a society that has lost its ethical and moral core in the face of a hot stock market. Even the gatekeepers – auditors – were complicit in their creative accounting. Murphy asks: where did ...
  • 2002
  • 00:24:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 2004 Energy Shock: The Rising Price of Oil

In October, the price of oil soared to over US$55 a barrel and set off alarm bells around the world. Oil prices haven’t been that high since the early 80s, and some economists warned they could trigger a global recession. On News in Review we’ll look at what’s pumping up the price of oil, and what it could mean for ...
  • 2004
  • 00:13:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2004

News in Review - October 1998 Environmental Cleanups: Who Pays?

Charges of racism swirl around the controversy over the cleanup of the Sydney tar pits. Responsibility for cleanup of military dumps left behind at the DEW line in Canada’s north following the Cold War have also been hotly contested. Toxic chemical dumps, environmental accidents involving dangerous substances and the problematic roles of the corporate world, military organizations and governments are ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1998

The Nature of Things Farm Inc: Alternative Agriculture, Food for Life (Part 2 of 2)

Part Two of this two-part series looks at alternatives to factory farming and the growing demand for nature-based or organic foods. Animals, grains, fruits and vegetables are raised to thrive in a natural environment — the antithesis of factory farming. Increasingly, consumers are looking for food produced without the use of chemicals, pesticides, hormones or antibiotics. Even though organic food ...
  • 2003
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Farm Inc: Corporate Agriculture, The Hollow Man (Part 1 of 2)

Part One of this two-part special series examines the growth of corporate factory agriculture — an industry that generates severe environmental, social and cultural problems. There is a growing backlash against a form of agriculture that many believe is unsustainable. Farming in North America has become a "cash cow" for a handful of multi-national corporations. Agri-business has taken the principles ...
  • 2004
  • 00:45:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 1991 Farmers Revolt

The plight of Canada's grain farmers and the politics and economics of the grain industry are examined.
  • 1991
  • 00:10:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/25/2014

News in Review - September 1998 Flint, Michigan: Labour's Last Stand

The strike at General Motors was settled at the end of July 1998. The sprawling auto giant has been falling behind the competition from the leaner and more efficient Ford and Chrystler. GM wanted to farm out a chunk of its parts manufacturing, allowing it to shut down some plants and lay off workers, hopefully increasing profits. It was a ...
  • 1998
  • 00:12:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/09/2014

The Stats of Life Food

In this episode we meet the statistically average family that can’t seem to make time to eat healthy meals together. Plus, a large family that has 25 people over for dinner every Friday and a couple from the east coast who have so little money that to feed themselves they forage for food, tend a garden and barter for meals ...
  • 2017
  • 00:23:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/17/2018

Marketplace Food waste: What some supermarkets throw out

David Common goes dumpster-diving to reveal how big companies throw good food into dumpsters, part of a $31 billion a year problem in Canada. Some European countries have taken action on supermarket food waste, but Canada doesn't even have a food waste policy. If other countries can do it, why can’t we?
  • 2016
  • 00:22:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/31/2017