Marketplace

On air since 1972, Marketplace is Canada’s consumer watchdog. We get the goods to help you shop smarter and protect yourself from slick scams and misleading marketing claims. We investigate the products and services we all use every day and push companies and government for answers. And we expose the truth on stories that matter to you and your family.

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Episodes

Marketplace Buying Into Sexy: The Sexing Up of Tweens

The $1.7 billion business of selling bodies has a grip on youth culture, infecting those between the ages of 8 and 14. This investigation uncovers the sexualization of young girls as they are bombarded with ads, media programs and messages urging them to mimic their favourite pop idols and scantily-clad models. This fast-paced feature follows three tweeners, revealing how they're ...
  • 2005
  • 00:25:34
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Raging Bull: The Booster Drink Controversy

What's fueling the controvery over the energy drink "Red Bull"? Marketed as a natural health product, it contains a large amount of caffeine in each can, along with something called torene. Untested, it is served throughout North America and is popular with club goers and athletes. The danger? It's not meant to be mixed with alcohol and may cause serious ...
  • 2005
  • 00:13:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/23/2015