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 Calorie Confidential

Your neighbourhood casual-dining chain is serving meals positively loaded with fat and calories and sodium, in amounts far surpassing those usually found in fast food. Marketplace had nutritional analyses done on popular items from several chain restaurants. As Wendy Mesley reports, a single meal at one of these restaurants could actually contain more calories than most of us should eat in ...
  • 2007
  • 00:25:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Can You Hack It?

Marketplace reveals how big stores are hacked for personal information more often than we're told. From a street corner in downtown Vancouver, Wendy Mesley enlists the help of an internet security expert to do what hackers do easily every day — that is, grab your personal information out of thin air. Vulnerability to this crime is a major concern for ...
  • 2007
  • 00:19:33
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Dirty Doctors: Hygiene in the Hospital

Every year, 250,000 Canadians get sick from an infection while staying in hospitals. Many infections could be prevented, but not just one doctor is to blame. Using hidden cameras, Erica Johnson exposes medical staff that could be doing more to help and may be putting your life at risk.
  • 2007
  • 00:25:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Getting Gouged By Geeks

Their dorky company names and their cute little cars give off an air of friendly, helpful competence. But do the people who make computer house calls actually know what they're doing? As Erica Johnson's hidden-camera investigation reveals, most of the time the answer is "no". The Marketplace team modified a computer to simulate a common hardware failure. Then they called in the ...
  • 2007
  • 00:25:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Grey, Black and Blue: Nursing Home Violence

You may be surprised to learn that the vast majority of violent assaults in Canadian nursing homes involve one resident attacking another. You may be even more surprised to learn that the problem has been growing for years, and that one public report after another has recommended changes (to funding, to training, to institutional protocols) but that these recommendations have been ...
  • 2007
  • 00:26:19
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace In Denial: The Mortgage Insurance Game

If a person has a mortgage on their home, chances are good they also have mortgage insurance. The idea is that if they should become seriously ill or die before paying off the mortgage, the coverage will kick in and pay it off for them. The reality falls a little short of that. In this Marketplace investigation, we meet two families ...
  • 2007
  • 00:22:19
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Product of Canada, eh? Misleading Food Labels

Eating local is hot this year. But here's the thing. "Product of Canada" doesn't actually mean the food is from around here. All it means, legally speaking, is that at least 51% percent of its production costs were spent in Canada. As Wendy Mesley's report reveals, sometimes "Product of Canada" has been to three continents before it lands here.
  • 2007
  • 00:23:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013