Katie Pedersen

Katie Pedersen is an investigative journalist for CBC Marketplace.

Latest from Katie Pedersen

Stuck in bed 23 hours a day: What's wrong with home care in Canada and how another country changed course

Margot Algie suffers from a neurodegenerative disease and needs home care for all her daily activities. But she’s often only up for only one hour a day before another home care worker arrives to put her back to bed. A leading geriatrician says Canada needs to take a page from Denmark.
MARKETPLACE

She begged for help as husband struggled: Why home care is failing thousands while companies profit

Nearly one million Canadians rely on some sort of home care support, but a Marketplace investigation has found a shroud of secrecy around for-profit companies’ use of public funds. Critics say the broken system is providing substandard care – and sometimes no care at all – for those most vulnerable.
MARKETPLACE/GO PUBLIC

Hidden cameras capture deceptive tactics used to sell overpriced HVAC contracts

A hidden camera investigation by Marketplace and Go Public reveals the deceptive sales pitches luring so many Canadians into long-term contacts for new HVAC equipment they don't need.

Canada halts import of goods linked to forced labour from China, Malaysia

The federal government has stopped two separate shipments of goods linked to forced labour from entering Canada — a move that has some advocates pleased but still pushing for more. 
MARKETPLACE

Canadian brands sold clothing from factory suspected of secretly using North Korean forced labour

Retail giant Reitmans brought more than 100 shipments of clothing into Canada from a Chinese factory suspected of secretly using North Korean forced labour, a months-long CBC Marketplace investigation has found. The retailer says it has stopped placing new orders with the facility
MARKETPLACE

Reitmans removes clothing from factory suspected of North Korean forced labour after Marketplace investigation

Canadian retail giant Reitmans Ltd. will remove from its stores all remaining inventory made at a factory in China suspected of using North Korean forced labour, according to a press release from the company.
Marketplace

Marketplace flagged over 800 social media posts with COVID-19 misinformation. Only a fraction were removed

The world’s social media giants promised to crack down on harmful COVID-19 misinformation that has proliferated since the pandemic began, but a CBC Marketplace investigation found that when problematic posts were flagged, most weren’t labelled or removed. 
Marketplace

Marketplace attended a COVID-19 conspiracy boot camp to see how instructors are targeting vaccine skeptics

A Marketplace investigation into an online boot camp organized by an American anti-vaccination activist has uncovered some of the tactics COVID-19 conspiracists are using to influence those skeptical of public health messages around the pandemic.
MARKETPLACE

What testing 17 butter brands told us about the science behind 'buttergate'

A laboratory test of 17 Ontario butter brands suggests a derivative of palm oil is not the sole cause of the unusually hard butter that some Canadians have been complaining about.
CBC Investigates

In face of deadly pandemic, Ontario long-term care homes continue breaking COVID-19 safety rules

Ten months into the COVID-19 pandemic, inspectors were still catching Ontario long-term care homes violating crucial infection prevention and control measures. Many infractions occurred during or after outbreaks, a CBC News investigation found.

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