Asha Tomlinson

Asha Tomlinson is an investigative reporter with CBC Marketplace.

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Being Black on campus: Why students, staff and faculty say universities are failing them

Students, staff and faculty at some of Canada’s largest universities say they have experienced anti-Black racism on campus, and that they were targeted if they spoke out about their treatment, an investigation by The Fifth Estate has found.

Hidden camera reveals 'appalling' conditions in overseas PPE factory supplying Canadian hospitals, expert says

As global demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) surges during the pandemic, so has the human cost for those making it overseas, an investigation by CBC’s Marketplace has found.

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.

Provinces promised crackdown on pandemic price gouging. In fact, there have been few repercussions

Remember all that tough talk from premiers about cracking down on price gouging during the coronavirus pandemic? CBC’s Marketplace has learned there has been little legal action despite thousands of complaints across Canada.

What's the germiest surface in a supermarket? You might be surprised

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Canada's biggest grocery store chains have increased their cleaning and disinfecting measures. But how well is that working?
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Raising a young Black man in North America today means fear, faith and hope that change will come

Raising a young Black man today brings with it fear of the burden he will carry when he comes of age, but also the hope he'll have the tools to help effect change, the CBC's Asha Tomlinson writes.

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.

Couple fights back against $25K wedding rebooking fee amid COVID-19 pandemic

Brides and grooms across Ontario are choosing to postpone or cancel their weddings in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and businesses are facing the pressure to accommodate those needs. But some venues aren’t as helpful as others, so experts are sharing tips on how to negotiate during these uncertain times.

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.

Supermarkets limit product quantities all the time. Why didn't they do so at start of pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen Canadians across the country stocking up on supplies in anticipation of weeks of social isolation. But companies' public assurances that their suppliers won't run out of product aren't doing much to make essential items consistently available.