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 Mystery in a Bottle: Herbal Remedies

It's a multi-million dollar industry and it's growing fast. Herbal remedies have become very popular as consumers are increasingly demanding natural products. But consumers may not always be getting what they bargained for. Many natural products contain toxins and other harmful ingredients and because herbal remedies are considered food and not drugs, manufacturers do not usually list maximum doses and ...
  • 1996
  • 00:20:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Lousy Labels 2: The Food Edition

In Canada, millions of us are trying to do the right thing for ourselves and our families by buying healthy food. But can we rely on the health information on food labels? In this follow-up to the popular Lousy Labels story on beauty products, Erica Johnson finds the truth behind the latest buzzwords on food packaging. A perfect Business resource to explore ...
  • 2012
  • 00:22:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace When the Repairman Knocks

In a special one-hour edition of Marketplace, Tom Harrington tests the skills and ethics of home repair services. Among Canadians' top complaints: overcharging, suggesting or performing unnecessary work and shoddy quality. We put home service trades-people to the test, in a house wired up with hidden cameras. We watch them while they work on what should be a fairly simple repair ...
  • 2012
  • 00:43:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013