Ideas The Degrowth Paradigm

The degrowth movement is a relatively new contender in the economic and political debates that swirl around humanity's future. Degrowthers believe we need a more modest and sane alternative to the constant pressures of expansion that are destroying the ecological basis of our existence. Author and essayist Richard Swift explores the degrowth alternative, in theory and in practice.
  • 2013
  • 00:54:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/11/2014

Marketplace The Dirt on Hotels (Part 1 of 2)

Marketplace checks in to check out the dirt in six Canadian hotel chains — from no-frills to high-end. Host Erica Johnson and her team examine over 50 hotel rooms with the aid of a hidden camera and one of Canada's top microbiologists. Six core items are tested and used to calculate the final scores for each hotel. These items include TV remote, ...
  • 2012
  • 00:21:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/24/2014

Marketplace The Dirt on Hotels (Part 2 of 2)

Marketplace checks in to check out the dirt in six Canadian hotel chains — from no-frills to high-end. Host Erica Johnson and her team examine over 50 hotel rooms with the aid of a hidden camera and one of Canada's top microbiologists. Six core items are tested and used to calculate the final scores for each hotel. These items include TV remote, ...
  • 2012
  • 00:20:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/24/2014

Charly and Max get involved The early bird gets the… cans

Charly and Max decide to collect bottles from their neighbours in order to have a little pocket money.
  • 2014
  • 00:01:27
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/03/2014

News in Review - April 2014 The Economic Benefits of Hiring Disabled Employees

Entering the workforce has often been a struggle for people with disabilities. In recent times, however, more employers have been realizing the tremendous potential of this sometimes marginalized group. 
  • 2014
  • 00:11:08
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

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The Fifth Estate The Education of Brian Nicholl

The Fifth Estate puts a human face on the economic downturn, through a close-up encounter with employees of an auto parts plant. Edscha of Canada, in Niagara Falls, manufactures car door hinges. But, the German-owned company is in trouble and, to save itself, it's killing off this Canadian plant. Linden MacIntyre spends more than a month at the Edscha plant as ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:47
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - October 1999 The End of Eaton's: Retail Evolution

The changing retail marketplace, the inevitable passage of time, and what many see as the natural decline of an institution unable to change with the times are just some of the issues that this story represents. It is not, however, simply a business story, since for 129 years Eaton’s represented a quintessentially Canadian institution and part of the national identity. ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1999

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News in Review - April 2002 The Enron Collapse, A Political Scandal?

The collapse of this U.S. financial giant – one of the largest business failures in American history – is fraught with political scandal and recriminations. In this report we examine the history of Enron, the accusations and evidence of dubious political connections and the enormous losses suffered by ordinary shareholders.
  • 2002
  • 00:14:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2002

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News in Review - March 1999 The Euro: Birth of a Currency

The euro is not only a new currency, it is also a concept and cultural representative of a significant political, social and economic shift in Europe. Symbolizing the changing face of Europe, the euro also embodies the historical process that has been going on for some time, a process of transition and adjustment that is not easy for the nations ...
  • 1999
  • 00:10:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1999

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News in Review - November 2011 The Eurozone and the Economic Crisis

For over a year, a debt crisis in the European community, or Eurozone, has been affecting the stability of the world's economic system. This crisis has reached critical levels and is threatening to plunge the Canadian economy into another recession. In this News in Review story we'll look at the problem and what is being done to try to overcome ...
  • 2011
  • 00:14:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2011

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