November 9, 2022
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Monopoly #1 – Lost in the Supermarket
Canadians are being squeezed at every end. When it comes to cell phone bills, grocery bills, housing, entertainment, we’re all paying more than ever before.
Arshy Mann
Host & Producer, COMMONS
Noor Azrieh
Associate Producer
Jordan Cornish
Producer, COMMONS
André Proulx
Production Coordinator

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Canadians are being squeezed at every end. When it comes to cell phone bills, grocery bills, housing, entertainment, we’re all paying more than ever before.

But a small number of companies that dominate their industries are reaping in enormous profits.

This season of COMMONS we’ll be digging into all of the monopolies, oligopolies and cartels that dominate our lives. And for our first stop, we head to the supermarket.

 

Featured in this episode: Vass Bednar, Marco Chown Oved (Toronto Star)

 

To learn more

Supermarkets are hiking prices faster than necessary — and profiting from inflation, Star investigation suggests by Marco Chown Oved in the Toronto Star

Regs to Riches by Vass Bednar 

Canada’s competition watchdog to investigate grocery industry in wake of soaring food prices” by Ghada Alsharif in the Toronto Star

 

Credits: Arshy Mann (Host and Producer), Jordan Cornish (Producer), Noor Azrieh (Associate Producer), André Proulx (Production Coordinator)

 

Additional music from Audio Network

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