Stephanie Matteis

Stephanie Matteis is a senior reporter with CBC News, filing stories for television, radio & online. She's a pathological truthteller and storytelling junkie whose work appears on CBC Toronto, The National and Marketplace. Contact Stephanie: and @CBCsteph on Twitter.

Latest from Stephanie Matteis


Are you really getting a deal at your favourite dollar store?

In a comparison of 17 everyday items, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found prices at Dollar Tree were the same or higher in a price-per-unit analysis than at Dollarama or even Walmart, meaning Canadians may not always be getting the deal they think they are when shopping at popular dollar store chains.

Which dollar-store batteries stand up to big-name brands, and which should you avoid?

A CBC Marketplace test of double-A disposable batteries found that while major brand names deliver on their marketing promise to be long-lasting, batteries bought at two leading dollar stores did surprisingly well and provide good value for cost-conscious shoppers.

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.

5 out of 6 winter boots fail slip test on ice, Marketplace finds

Marketplace looked at popular brands for sale in Canada — Merrell, Sorel, Kamik, Ugg, Timberland and WindRiver — to see how some of these companies’ winter boots would fare on a wet, icy surface. 

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. 

Bothered by headlight glare and thinking of getting tinted windows? You'll want to watch this first

Marketplace tested whether tinted vehicle windows and bright headlights are making our roads more dangerous by affecting driver visibility. Not all tints are legal, and some drivers said they're knowingly breaking the law to deal with headlight glare. Our experts test those headlights, and find a simple fix.

Which smartphone, laptop and tablet brands break down the most? We asked over 3,000 Canadians to find out

A CBC Marketplace survey that asked more than 3,200 Canadians about smartphone, laptop and tablet breakdowns and repairs revealed that an overwhelming majority of them are dealing with broken technology that is too difficult or too expensive to repair.

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.

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.

How GTA health centres are trying to protect moms, newborns from COVID-19

Mount Sinai, the Toronto Birth Centre, the William Osler Health System and Michael Garron Hospital have put in strict new measures in delivery units to reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus.