Marketplace: Canada's Consumer Watchdog -- We've Got Your Back
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Fridays at 8 p.m.
8:30 p.m. in Newfoundland and Labrador
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Marketplace is Canada's consumer watchdog — we've got your back

Now in its 40th year, Marketplace continues to be the CBC's highest-rated television current affairs series. Whether it is a slick scam, misleading marketing claim, a product that could put your health at risk, or maddening customer service, Marketplace weeds out wrongdoing against Canadians, and puts pressure on people in power to set things right.

We get at the heart of the story by pursuing our own original tests -- whether it's a laboratory test, or something a little more creative that has the unique Marketplace stamp. Our stories can take months to produce but it's worth it: this is television that touches Canadians' lives. Our work often stirs companies and governments to change their policies, products and regulations.

Hosts and seasoned reporters Erica Johnson and Tom Harrington, backed up by a creative team of passionate journalists and storytellers, dig up the real story to bring about fairness and change. Each episode puts the consumer experience to the test, backed up by the rigorous research of the Marketplace team, insider secrets, and when appropriate, with hidden cameras.

Highlights from this award-winning series range include investigations into cellphone bills, hospital hygiene, home contractors, stolen cars, and the ground-breaking "Chasing the Cancer Answer," former host Wendy Mesley's investigation into cancer rates.

hosts
TOM HARRINGTON
ERICA JOHNSON

producers
KATHLEEN COUGHLIN
TIFFANY FOXCROFT
YVETTE LANG
GAELYNE LESLIE
MARLENE McARDLE
GREG SADLER
VIRGINIA SMART
JEANNIE STIGLIC
ANDREAS WESLEY

associate producers
NATHAN CROCKER
MEGAN GRIFFITH-GREENE
TYANA GRUNDIG
NELISHA VELLANI

camera
NORM ARNOLD
NEITH MacDONALD

sound
ROB KRBAVAC

editors
ALAN JONES
BRIDGET CASCONE

sound mix
MIKE BROWN

web producer
STEVE MORALES

associate web producer
SANGEETA PATEL

packaging editor
NANCY DIMENNA

reference librarian
DIANA REDEGELD

visual researcher
GREG HOBBS

animation
MICHELINE PARENT

graphics
RON SLOAN
JOHN VEGTER

theme music
EGGPLANT PRODUCTIONS

associate director
DIANA ION

coordinating associate director
PAULA NEILSON

resource coordinator
DAVID COOK

unit manager
ANNE QUAN

senior producer
CHAD PAULIN

executive producer
TASSIE NOTAR