Jenny Cowley

Jenny Cowley is an investigative journalist in Toronto. She has previously reported for CBC in Nova Scotia. You can reach her at

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Conversion therapy is illegal in Canada. But some U.S. life coaches are offering it to Canadians online

Conversion therapy may now be illegal in Canada, but a CBC Marketplace hidden-camera investigation is raising questions about just how effective that ban will be in the age of virtual therapy.

Have a car with a push-to-start ignition? Here's how it could end up stolen and overseas

Cars stolen from Ontario and Quebec are openly being advertised and sold in West African countries, including Nigeria and Ghana, according to a Marketplace investigation, which also found thieves are targeting vehicles with push-to-start ignitions.

Almost anyone can become a life coach. A hidden camera investigation reveals why that's a problem

A hidden-camera investigation into the business of life coaching by CBC’s Marketplace found that some coaches are doing more than just helping people meet goals — they're offering advice about mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression, even though they are not qualified to do so.

Health Canada recalls toxic Shein kids' jacket following CBC investigation

Health Canada has recalled a children’s jacket sold by Shein and flagged to the government agency by CBC Marketplace, due to high levels of lead content.

Up to 10% of homes could now be 'uninsurable' because of flood risk. Yours may be one of them

Marketplace reveals many homeowners are unaware of and unprepared for the growing threat of flooding because of confusing insurance policies, murky real estate rules and incomplete floodplain maps.

Marketplace tested Perrier, LaCroix, Bubly sparkling waters to see which is most acidic

Marketplace tested popular sparkling water brands to see which is most acidic. Turns out, not all grapefruit-flavoured sparkling waters are created equally.

Best Buy to review third-party marketplace after CBC investigation finds damaged products

Following multiple complaints from viewers, CBC’s Marketplace decided to put Best Buy’s Marketplace to the test. After purchasing 12 “refurbished” devices from third-party vendors, industry experts flagged five of them for having issues.

Experts warn of high levels of chemicals in clothes by some fast-fashion retailers

A Marketplace investigation found that out of 38 samples of children’s, adult’s and maternity clothes and accessories, almost one in five items had elevated levels of chemicals — including lead, PFAS and phthalates — that experts found concerning. 

CFIA targets puppy importers in at least 6 raids in Ontario

At least six puppy importers who are bringing dogs into Canada from Eastern Europe have been targeted in raids by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency this month, focusing attention on an opaque multi-million dollar business that welfare and veterinary groups have repeatedly warned about.

As COVID surged, Indian police shut down scam centres targeting Canadians. Now, they're back

In the early days of the pandemic, scam centres were shut down. But now they're back in full swing, with scammers posing as tax officials and bank employees, convincing unsuspecting Canadians to pay up or risk serious consequences.