The National ViewPoint | The reality of Canadian startups

Technology futurist Jesse Hirsh says it's time to stop incubating dreams of startups that want to sell to big companies and start rewarding startups that want to stay in Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

CBC News Now Village Cellphone: Empowering Bangladesh

In the early 1990s, Iqbal Quadir, a Bangladesh-born MIT professor and entrepreneur, had the idea that cellphones could be used to help the very poorest people. For Bangladesh, a densely populated country strangled by frequent natural disasters and a serious lack of infrastructure, Iqbal saw communication technology as an essential resource. His vision: to help village entrepreneurs, backed by micro-loans, ...
  • 2008
  • 00:11:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Desjardins Vignettes What is a cooperative?

What is cooperation? It's working as a team and joining forces to accomplish more.
  • 2014
  • 00:01:45
  • General
  • Added on: 10/03/2014

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Charly and Max get involved When eyes are bigger than the wallet

Max learns the hard way that managing a monthly budget requires discipline after he spends the money for the month at a restaurant.
  • 2014
  • 00:02:10
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/03/2014

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The Nature of Things When Less Is More: Alberta Tar Sands Exploration

In a poignant look at the Alberta Tar Sands project and the community of Fort McMurray, Alberta, David Suzuki investigates the development of the largest oil deposit outside of Saudi Arabia, the environmental impact, and effects on the local Mikisew Cree First Nations population. This program explores the effects of oil sands development on local and global environments, and on ...
  • 2006
  • 00:41:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace When the Repairman Knocks

In a special one-hour edition of Marketplace, Tom Harrington tests the skills and ethics of home repair services. Among Canadians' top complaints: overcharging, suggesting or performing unnecessary work and shoddy quality. We put home service trades-people to the test, in a house wired up with hidden cameras. We watch them while they work on what should be a fairly simple repair ...
  • 2012
  • 00:43:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Desjardins Vignettes Where does money come from?

The flow of money is a cycle in which everyone plays a role.
  • 2014
  • 00:01:38
  • General
  • Added on: 10/03/2014

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The National Who's Minding the Mines?

Canada has the largest mining industry in the world, bar none, but we also have one of the worst reputations. Who’s holding Canada accountable for its abuses in developing countries? A mining watchdog agency has done little to protect communities abroad, critics say. In 2009, the federal government appointed a corporate social responsibility counsellor to probe complaints about Canadian companies committing ...
  • 2011
  • 00:11:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Who's Minding the Store?

Thieves are breaking into stores, gas stations and restaurants and actually ripping out the hard drives attached to the point of sale terminals used to swipe your plastic. While stores and restaurants are keeping quiet, and credit card companies cover your losses, in the end, we all pay a price and, for the crooks, it's a windfall.
  • 2010
  • 00:15:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CANAdooDAday Why’s a Loonie Called a Loonie

In this fun rap, a Canadian kid explains to his American friend what a Loonie coin is, what you can do with it, and how it got its name.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 08/01/2017