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Ask CBC News: Erica Johnson on protecting consumers

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From investigations into hotel room cleanliness to the price of eyewear to stolen cars, CBC's award-winning Marketplace is constantly working to unearth wrongdoing against Canadian consumers.

This month, Steen Sollows asked a question about Marketplace and host Erica Johnson answered in this video.


Johnson began her journalism career in 1987, working at several private radio stations including CFRB in Toronto. She joined the CBC in 1990, working as a radio news reporter in Toronto, and then began hosting programs like Radio Noon and Ontario Morning.

Johnson moved into TV in 1993, working as a reporter for The National and helping to launch The Health Show. She then moved from Toronto to Vancouver to be the health reporter for Vancouver's supper-hour news program and anchor the weekend news. Then she joined Marketplace as a reporter, eventually becoming co-host of the program.

Johnson is a four-time Gemini nominee for best host of a news/information series. Among her radio and TV awards, she has a Leo Award for best host of an information series, a Freddie, a New York Festival Award, a Golden Sheaf Award, a Gabriel Award and several RTNDA and Jack Webster Awards.


Ask CBC News is a monthly series that takes a behind-the-scenes look at how we gather and report the news. It's part of an ongoing effort to be more transparent about what we do. 

You can check out our past Ask CBC News videos here, including answers from reporters Adrienne Arsenault, David McKie, Eli Glasner and Derek Stoffel.

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