Business & Economic Development in Canada

This collection presents some of the great moments that have marked the history of business in Canada and highlights some of the issues that have had a significant impact on the country's economic development. Covered topics include "nation-builders", women in business, free trade, pipelines, northern development, resource revenue sharing with Indigenous groups, as well as the integration of new Canadians to the labour market.

  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • 55 Titles

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Fortune Hunters Boomerism: Business Targets Retirees

Boomers are that ubiquitous group of babies born between 1947 and 1966. They're Canada's biggest demographic and they control even bigger bucks! And while some of them are getting ready to retire, they aren't your average blue-haired shuffleboard enthusiasts. They're active, web-savvy and willing to spend! Smart entrepreneurs can cash in on catering to new boomer needs. Former North American ...
  • 2008
  • 00:21:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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

News in Review - September 1992 Canada, the United States, and Mexico: A New Trade Deal

This story traces the events leading to the historic signing of the free trade agreement between the three countries and examines its economic and social impact.
  • 1992
  • 00:14:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1992

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News in Review - February 2000 Canadian National: The Continental Railway

According to the Laurentian theory of Canadian history, Canada as a nation developed from east to west because of the immense inland waterway of the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, and Sir John A. Macdonald’s transcontinental railway, the natural extension of the maritime route. The importance of railways in the evolution of Canadian society cannot be underestimated. And ...
  • 2000
  • 00:07:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2000

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News in Review - February 2009 Canadians, Credit Cards and Debt

For many years Canadians have been on a credit card binge. Now, as the economic crisis deepens, a lot of them find themselves with high levels of personal debt. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why so many Canadian households are overextended. We’ll also examine why it’s so easy to fall into the credit trap and what ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2009

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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

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