Marketplace Clean Water, Dirty Tricks

Perfect for Business Ethics, this Marketplace documentary goes undercover to expose the techniques used in door-to-door sales of water purification systems, devices that can cost thousands of dollars, but which most people simply may not need. Co-host Tom Harrington investigates the dubious scare tactics used to entice people to buy.
  • 2010
  • 00:21:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Climate Change: An Uncertain Future (Part 1 of 2)

Beginning on the Prairies, David discovers how farmers are faring as shrinking glaciers wreak havoc with their water supply. In BC he comes face to face with the mountain pine beetle. This tiny deadly insect has already swallowed B.C.’s trees and now it’s checking out Alberta's, threatening the economy in both provinces. In BC's Okanagan wine region, vineyards are reaping ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - September 2012 Cod Moratorium 20 Years Later

July 2012 marked the 20th anniversary of a government-imposed moratorium on Newfoundland’s northern cod fishery. The action, taken by the federal Conservative government of Brian Mulroney, put 40,000 people out of work in Newfoundland and devastated hundreds of communities that depended on fishing as their primary industry.
  • 2012
  • 00:15:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2012

News in Review - September 2017 Cod Moratorium: 25 Years On

When the Canadian government shut down Newfoundland's northern cod fishing industry in 1992 there was an angry outcry. Up until then, fishermen scooped up to 600,000 tonnes of the fish out of the sea every year. But the seas were about to be fished dry – and cod as a species would disappear. CBC's Reg Sherren returns to Newfoundland 25 ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

Marketplace Coffee with a Conscience

The specialty coffee business is growing by leaps and bounds in North America. There seems to be a coffeehouse on almost every corner. This has meant increased profits for coffee importers and marketers, but it has not translated into a higher standard of living for the people who grow the coffee beans. But there is an alternative: Fair Trade Coffee, ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2008 Coming Home to Newfoundland

For years, many Newfoundlanders have had to leave the province to find work in other parts of Canada. Now they might not have to do that anymore. The province is expected to undergo an economic boom thanks to the oil off its shores. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why so many Newfoundlanders have left and whether ...
  • 2008
  • 00:12:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2008

Canada: The Story of Us Connected (1824-1890s)

Inventors and entrepreneurs dream of uniting the country through the latest design and technology – and make their fortunes. An extraordinary generation will revolutionize transportation, engineering and communications, making Canada the high-tech superstar of a newly-wired world. Features stories/events include: building the Welland Canal, Cunard steamships, the Victoria Bridge, telegraphy, newspapers. Important note for teachers: This series is intended to ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

The Current Could Pay-What-You-Can Tuition Work in Canada?

Many Canadian students scrape together thousands of dollars in loans, grants and savings for tuition fees... and still deal with crushing debt after graduation. People who've endured it successfully might say it's a rite of passage, or a good hard lesson in money management. But the State of Oregon thinks students may benefit from different rites and different lessons. It's ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:55
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/25/2013

Doc Zone Counterfeit Culture

The imitation industry has a long history of peddled knock-off designer handbags, watches and shoes but during the last 25 years, it has mushroomed into a global phenomenon. The range of counterfeit goods now being produced includes pharmaceuticals, food, toys, electronic goods, car parts and microchips. Traffic in such goods is now estimated at a staggering $700 billion — representing ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Desjardins Vignettes Credit score

You have a thousand projects but you don't have the money to achieve them. That's okay, you tell yourself… You can simply use a credit card! Did you know that how you spend your money today has an impact on your future purchases such as a car, a house, etc.? The way you manage your money is a key factor ...
  • 2014
  • 00:01:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/07/2014