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 Clean Water, Dirty Tricks

Perfect for Business Ethics, this Marketplace documentary goes undercover to expose the techniques used in door-to-door sales of water purification systems, devices that can cost thousands of dollars, but which most people simply may not need. Co-host Tom Harrington investigates the dubious scare tactics used to entice people to buy.
  • 2010
  • 00:21:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Something's Fishy: Do You Trust Supermarkets?

If you're purchasing fish at the supermarket, buyer beware! As this Marketplace doc discovers, the labels on fish may be hiding the facts. Using cutting-edge technology, their team tests more than 150 pieces of fish, everything from halibut to sea bass to shark, bought from major chains across Canada. The results reveal some questionable business ethics and may mean that ...
  • 2010
  • 00:12:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Spinning a Pill

A provocative health documentary, this Marketplace investigation takes a closer look at Yasmin, a controversial oral contraceptive that has become the country's top-selling birth control pill. In the United States more than 4,000 women have taken legal action against the manufacturer, Bayer, and more than 800 in Canada have joined a class-action lawsuit. Erica Johnson meets young women who have taken ...
  • 2010
  • 00:21:16
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Superbugs in the Supermarket: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Antibiotics are a cornerstone of modern medicine, but bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to them. This means people are getting sicker and taking longer to get well. One culprit could be the large amounts of antibiotics given to the animals we eat, even when they're healthy. In an important story about human health, Marketplace tests chicken samples from major supermarkets ...
  • 2010
  • 00:21:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Who's Minding the Store?

Thieves are breaking into stores, gas stations and restaurants and actually ripping out the hard drives attached to the point of sale terminals used to swipe your plastic. While stores and restaurants are keeping quiet, and credit card companies cover your losses, in the end, we all pay a price and, for the crooks, it's a windfall.
  • 2010
  • 00:15:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013