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 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 Seven Sins of the Marketplace

Marketplace has seen it all when it comes to bad service, unsafe products and schemes. Over the years, they’ve uncovered all kinds of tricks companies employ to separate customers from their cash. To encourage smart shopping strategies, in this episode, Marketplace compiles the worst offenses companies commit to reach into your wallet.
  • 2009
  • 00:22:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013