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Marketplace

It pays to get a 2nd home appraisal, especially if you're a Black homeowner, hidden camera investigation shows

Almost a million home appraisals happen in Canada every year, and the outcomes can determine the terms of a mortgage or whether a homeowner can make use of equity for things like renovations or paying off debts.
Marketplace

Oilsands workers describe a culture of racist jokes, bullying and being shut out of the industry

Workers in Alberta's oilsands sector are speaking out about racial discrimination they say they faced on the job, telling CBC's Marketplace of racist jokes, preferential treatment for white colleagues and exclusion from permanent jobs and promotions.
MARKETPLACE

Credit card chargebacks a challenge for some airline customers

Marketplace has heard from many people who were unsatisfied with credit for future travel after their flights were cancelled. Some have sought refunds through a chargeback from their credit card company, but have met with resistance.
Marketplace

Has COVID-19 messed up your finances? Here's how to fight for a fair deal

Consumer rights advocate Ellen Roseman did a Q&A with Marketplace co-host Asha Tomlinson addressing a number of Canadians' concerns, including everything from rents and mortgages to daycares.
MARKETPLACE

'I felt like a criminal': Airbnb hosts ask guests to lie, sneak around in covert rentals

Use the back door. Avoid the lobby if you're carrying luggage. Don't talk to neighbours. Say you're visiting a cousin. And most importantly, don't mention Airbnb. As cities and buildings around the world crack down on short-term rental platforms, hosts are asking guests to lie about who they are and why they're there.
Marketplace

Meet the Canadian who took on rental giant Airbnb — and won

Last-minute cancellations are the top complaint for Airbnb guests. But what's the home-sharing platform doing about it?

In the battle against alcohol addiction, one court aims to turn around lives

The Alcohol Monitored Pilot Program is the latest example of the Nova Scotia Mental Health Court's efforts to reach more people with its treatment-based programs.

'He's not forgotten': How a fatal shooting changed the way Montreal police deal with the homeless

"Enough is enough." That was the reaction of the CEO of a Montreal homeless shelter after Jimmy Cloutier, a longtime client who suffered from schizophrenia, was fatally shot by police on Jan. 6, 2017. Cloutier's death has led to big changes in the relationship between police and the homeless.
CBC Investigates

Do-not-resuscitate requests rarely tracked in Canada

An unknown number of Canadians have completed a do-not-resuscitate document, asking that they not be revived if they are critically injured or ill. Across Canada, there is no consistent approach to keeping track of these requests.
CBC Investigates

Government accused of hoarding Canadian history in 'secret' archives

Some of Canada’s leading historians say the federal government is putting the country’s historical record at risk by hoarding piles of documents inside secret archives that together would make a stack taller than the CN Tower.

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