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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Marketplace Debt Nation: Personal Finances in Crisis

As never before, Canada is a nation in debt. In fact, we’ve reached the point where the average Canadian family owes more than it earns. Marketplace met with three families living close to the edge. Like so many Canadians, they are living on credit and paying massive amounts of interest. Is there any way out in a world where money is ...
  • 2008
  • 00:50:13
  • 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that minority groups are depicted very differently in commercials than white Canadians, perhaps even playing into outdated stereotypes.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

News in Review - February 1999 Down on the Farm: Crisis in Agriculture

As an industry, farming has placed Canada in the forefront of developed nations, and historically, farm products have been among our major exports. But the Canadian family farm has also been a social institution in and of itself, as anyone who has ever spent time at one of Canada’s many agricultural exhibitions knows. This News in Review report examines how ...
  • 1999
  • 00:10:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1999

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Dragons' Den Dragons' Den, Season 10, Episode 22: 10th Anniversary Special

In this epic 10th anniversary special, Dragons' Den celebrates an incredible journey. For the first time, all past and present Dragons share their favourite memories and dish on how they've cashed in (or out) on a decade of investments in Canadian entrepreneurs.
  • 2016
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2016

Fortune Hunters Eco-preneurs: Business Goes Green

Episode 1 of Fortune Hunters, the cutting-edge new business series focused on "trends" — the powerful shifts in human behaviour and in economic activity that define today’s world. Ever since Al Gore sounded the alarm bell, people are refocusing on the crisis of climate change. Smart entrepreneurs know that more and more, consumers are willing to pay to help clear their ...
  • 2008
  • 00:20:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Facebook Factor: Social Networking for Profit

Log on, sign in, and cash out. That seems to be the business model for the multitude of social networking sites that have taken over cyberspace in the past few years. Sites like MySpace, Facebook and Twitter dominate the dot com world and our free time. Canadians spend an average of 43 hours per month online, with Facebook and MySpace ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Franchise Fame and Fortune

Franchising plays a big part in our economy. Franchise chains account for $90 billion a year in sales — 10 per cent of Canada’s gross domestic product. And all that money means a whole lot of jobs: over one million Canadians work for a franchised company. Even in an economic downturn, franchising is a reliable business. The industry grew faster ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 1991 Free Trade: Canada, the United States and Mexico

A review of the Canada-U.S. free trade agreement is the starting point for examining the proposed free trade agreement with Mexico. The economies of the three countries are contrasted.
  • 1991
  • 00:15:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1991

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