Katie Pedersen

Katie Pedersen is an investigative journalist for CBC Marketplace.

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Ontario MPP calls for retirement homes investigation following Marketplace story

Ontario's Official Opposition has called for a "full investigation" into the use of trespass orders against visitors and family members at retirement homes following an investigation by CBC's Marketplace.

Why millions of dollars in federal grocery subsidies haven't lessened food insecurity in the North

Some Iqaluit residents go to creative lengths to avoid buying food at the grocery store — where a 24-pack of bottled water can cost $29.99. Marketplace explores why people in the North still pay so much more despite the fact the grocery industry there receives millions in federal subsidies.

Hidden-camera footage reveals overstretched nursing home staff struggling to care for residents

CBC's Marketplace went undercover to find out what life was like for staff and residents at a busy long-term care residence north of Toronto and found an overstretched staff struggling to provide patients the care they need.

What's the dirtiest surface on an airplane? The result may surprise you

Marketplace's latest investigation reveals that the surfaces on a plane you're likely touching most often might not be as clean as you think, and some are contaminated with bacteria and other pathogens.

How to avoid spending money on unnecessary oil changes

Marketplace goes undercover to find out why some service advisers at car dealerships offer much different — and more costly — advice about oil changes than what's found in your owner's manual.

Trier beware: Lab results reveal staph, mould on makeup testers

In-store cosmetic testers help shoppers decide what makeup to buy, but a Marketplace investigation reveals the testers themselves don't always look so pretty under a microscope.

'It's a horror movie': Nursing home security footage provides raw picture of resident violence problem

A Marketplace investigation finds reports of resident-on-resident violence have risen sharply in Ontario nursing homes. The family of an 84-year-old victim shares his story.

Staff-to-resident abuse in long-term care homes up 148% from 2011

A year-long CBC Marketplace investigation reveals there were 2,198 reported incidents of staff-on-resident abuse in 2016. This means an average of six seniors were abused by their caregiver at a long-term care home every day.

How companies use personal data to charge different people different prices for the same product

You know how after browsing online, the ads you see are suddenly about whatever you were looking for? Now a Marketplace investigation reveals it's not just ads that your browsing history affects — it's also the prices you're offered.

'You have to upsell them': Marketplace exposes how dealerships push maintenance you don't need

Learn how you can stop wasting money on unnecessary car maintenance.

Shoal Lake senior making a stink after town refuses to pay for sewer gas damage to his home

When Doug Susinski decided to get his home in Shoal Lake hooked up to the municipal sewer system, he never imagined the house would become filled with the nauseating stench of a sewer.
CBC Investigates

Manitoba chiropractors need proactive oversight over members, says health lawyer

Self-regulated health professions need to take a more proactive role in policing their members says a lawyer in the wake of a CBC investigation into questionable claims being made by certain Manitoba chiropractors.
CBC Investigates

Advertising by some Manitoba chiropractors undermines public health, expert says

A CBC News analysis of the company websites and Facebook pages of every registered chiropractor in Manitoba found several dozen examples of statements, claims and social media content at odds with many public health policies or medical research.

Sandy Bay chief at loss for words after years-long delay in lawyer criminal investigation

The chief of Sandy Bay First Nation is furious after learning it took nearly five years for police to interview a lawyer who misappropriated almost $1 million from residential school survivors.
CBC Investigates

First Nation chief calls for charges against lawyer who overcharged residential school survivors

The chief of a Manitoba First Nation says the lawyer who misappropriated nearly a million dollars from some of the community’s most vulnerable and traumatized people should face criminal prosecution.