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.

Visit the show website

Episodes

Marketplace Canada’s Restaurant Secrets

When we're eating out, we expect the places that make our food to be as clean as possible. But almost two million of us get sick every year. What's happening behind the scenes? Marketplace goes undercover in some of your favourite chains to reveal Canada's Restaurant Secrets. They've pored over thousands of inspection reports from coffee shops, fast-food and family dining ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/16/2014

Marketplace Gluten-free: The truth behind the trend

Celebrities are touting the benefits of gluten-free diet, and companies are pitching their own gluten-free products. An excellent piece on consumer awareness and dietary choices, this Marketplace episode reveals how a serious disease is becoming a marketer's dream, and what you should know before dropping gluten from your diet.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2015

Marketplace Online Reviews: Faking It

The better the reviews, the more we trust a business. And for companies that means a better bottom line. In a months-long investigation and excellent business ethics primer, Marketplace went undercover posing as a new business to discover how companies can buy a positive reputation online. They reveal an entire industry devoted to helping businesses mislead consumers. Host Erica Johnson reveals how ...
  • 2014
  • 00:20:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2015

Marketplace Vaccines: Shot of Confusion

Should parents vaccinate their children? Overwhelming evidence says yes, yet many parents hear conflicting advice even as disease outbreaks make news. The stakes couldn't be higher. Marketplace host Erica Johnson examines the confusion, investigates the source, and reveals how trusted health practitioners may be putting your kids at risk. It’s an investigation every potential parent should see.
  • 2014
  • 00:20:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2015