The National Canada's Brands: Can They Compete?

Canada is losing many of its manufacturing jobs to overseas markets. The rising dollar makes Canadian goods more expensive abroad and some manufacturers say they're being forced to look elsewhere or go out of business. Canada's Brands focuses on four companies that proudly wear the Made in Canada label. What are the challenges they face? What keeps them from leaving? ...
  • 2007
  • 00:18:13
  • 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

Marketplace Cellphone bill busters: How to lower your bill

Canadians are charged some of the highest prices in the world for cellphone service. And when we have a problem, it’s often tough to get it solved. Follow three Canadian consumers who are tired of navigating customer service options and waiting forever on hold. Take advantage of the Marketplace team's inside information: help from a long-time customer service rep and a professional ...
  • 2016
  • 00:22:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2017

Marketplace Checkout Charity: Doing Good, Feeling Bad

Host Tom Harrington investigates the practice of so-called “checkout charity.” Some of the country’s biggest retailers are asking for donations at the cash, even though many Canadians say they don’t like it. So why do companies do it? Who’s it helping? This Marketplace episode raises some big questions about those little charitable donations.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/02/2015

News in Review - September 1991 Cigarettes and Advertising

The challenge by the court of the law banning advertising of tobacco products is the starting point for examining related issues.
  • 1991
  • 00:11:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1991

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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

Doc Zone Diet Confidential

This program explores the diet industry, tracing the path of such blockbusters as The Atkins Diet, which spawned a multi-million dollar industry including books, food products, and restaurant menus. The program follows Dr. Stuart Fischer as he develops what may be the next big diet craze, as well as examining the links between the media and food companies. Finally, a ...
  • 2007
  • 00:45:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Lang & O'Leary Exchange Diversity in Ads

There are concerns that minority groups are depicted very differently in commercials than white Canadians, perhaps even playing into outdated stereotypes. Amanda Lang looks at a new study that suggests race representation is problematic in ad campaigns. The University of Toronto's Shyon Baumann, lead author of that study, discusses advertising in Canada and its patterns of racism and bias.
  • 2013
  • 00:05:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

Dragons' Den Dragons' Den, Season 10, Episode 1

On the season 10 premiere, three new Dragons breathe fire into the Den. One tasty product line has the Dragons thirsty for a deal, then tensions rise when a business bares it all. And two brothers hope the delivery of their pitch is enough to reach the Dragons.
  • 2015
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/16/2015