Katie Pedersen

Katie Pedersen is an investigative journalist for CBC Marketplace.

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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.
Marketplace

'My car's on fire': Drivers fear for their safety as years-long recall rollout drags on

Millions of Hyundai and Kia vehicles run the risk of sudden engine fires and failures — and drivers say recalls have done little to address the safety issues. Marketplace and Go Public join forces to investigate the potentially dangerous engines, exposing flaws in Canada's recall system.
MARKETPLACE

These nursing home chains have the highest COVID-19 death rates in Ontario, data analysis finds

Not all for-profit long-term care homes in Ontario are equal when it comes to containing COVID-19, an analysis of provincial data by CBC’s Marketplace has found.
Marketplace

85% of Ont. nursing homes break the law repeatedly with almost no consequences, data analysis shows

A data analysis of the most serious breaches of Ontario’s long-term care home safety legislation reveals that six in seven care homes are repeat offenders, and there are virtually no consequences for homes that break that law repeatedly.
Exclusive

Comprehensive nursing home inspections caught up to 5 times more violations. Why did Ontario cut them?

Ontario's government knew it was cutting thorough, effective investigations that helped identify infection control concerns in nursing homes three years before it made the cuts in 2018, but did it anyway, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found.
CBC Investigates

Nursing home told families hospital wouldn't accept sick residents during pandemic. That wasn't true

The long-term care home where more people have died during the coronavirus pandemic than anywhere else in Ontario is facing new scrutiny.
MARKETPLACE

Ont. nursing homes have had 22 years to do safety upgrades. COVID-19 reveals deadly cost of delay

A failure to make safety upgrades to their buildings in the past two decades appears to have left many long-term care homes particularly vulnerable to the deadly spread of COVID-19, a Marketplace investigation reveals. Most homes still operating at the 1972 standard are owned by for-profit companies.

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