Loblaw, Weston bake the numbers, burn consumers

As shocking as it was, most of us will eventually forget Loblaw‘s admission of price-fixing. Let’s hope the industry doesn’t

Loblaw, Weston bake the numbers, burn consumersMost Canadians were stunned and dismayed to learn that the country’s leading grocer was caught up in a price-fixing scheme with bread-maker George Weston Ltd., which is owned by the same company. The scheme lasted from 2001 to 2015. As a result, Loblaw Companies Ltd. fired several people and gave $25 gift certificates to millions…

Another adjournment for Kindersley (SK) travel agent fraud case

Inaccurate CBC report draws discussion in court; return date of Nov. 7 set for the case

Another adjournment for Kindersley (SK) travel agent fraud caseThe criminal defence lawyer representing Leslie Glauser, a former Kindersley, Sask. travel agent charged with fraud, has requested another adjournment in the case. There was another matter of concern for the court regarding the case. Saskatchewan CBC reported that a two-day trial for Glauser would start in Kindersley on Oct. 3 and the report turned…

The great flaming mass of Ontario Liberal incompetence

The stench of corruption and incompetence will continue to hang over the Wynne government in the run up to the next provincial election

Nearly 15 years of Liberal rule have made Ontario the economic equivalent of the Hagersville tire fire. The great flaming mass of Liberal incompetence has covered Ontario with a poisonous cloud of failure. Inflation-adjusted growth in Ontario is stuck at about half the Canadian average. Growth in disposable income lags significantly behind that of every…

Prying back the lid on corruption

Trump, in a few short weeks, has metastasized into a cancer on the institution of the presidency and shredded the reputation of the U.S. around the globe

James Comey's big day – the testimony of former FBI director – has been much discussed, debated and dissected. Comey's testimony before the Senate intelligence committee was seen by many millions. His Thursday morning appearance was the political TV event of 2017 – so far. Among the lowlights: the administration of President Donald Trump “lied”…

Brazil and the mother of all food fraud cases

Canada, as one of Brazil’s main livestock industry competitors, will likely gain from this scandal, but the industry should not become too complacent

Brazil and the mother of all food fraud casesHALIFAX, N.S. Mar. 22, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Brazil, the largest exporter of meat products in the world, faces a food fraud crisis – and it seems federal authorities have been complicit. There's a lesson here for Canada. Brazil authorities recently announced they would investigate several companies, including meat-packing giants JBS SA and BRF SA. The companies are accused…

Is Trudeau’s warranty running out?

The botched electoral reform initiative and the access-for-cash mess highlight a growing disconnect between the voters and the Liberals

Is Trudeau’s warranty running out?CALGARY, Alta. Jan. 15, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Are Liberal voters suffering buyer’s remorse? Is it even possible following Justin Trudeau’s fairy-tale victory just over a year ago? A young and exuberant man with an appealing platform, a charming wife and family, the prime minister made waves during the election campaign and beyond. A refreshing change from his…

The slings and arrows of (political) misfortune

Justin Trudeau’s mistake wasn’t being a passenger on Air Aga Khan. It was hanging out with a billionaire, and then trying to keep it a big secret

The slings and arrows of (political) misfortuneTORONTO, Ont. Jan. 13, 2017/ Troy Media/ - Is Justin Trudeau guilty? Yes he is: of using a dangling preposition. Here’s the relevant news report: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he made use of the private helicopter of the Aga Khan during a family vacation at the billionaire Ismaili Muslim leader’s retreat in the Bahamas…

Money and power the co-joined twins of politics

Politicians will always find a way to bend the rules to give big money leverage

Money and power the co-joined twins of politicsRED DEER, Alta. Dec. 4, 2016/ Troy Media/ – It's too easy to simply get angry when province after province – and the federal government – sells special access to governors as a partisan fundraiser. If you want to believe that government acts on behalf of groups that make large donations and not on behalf of…

Clintons will likely remain above the law

Obama may issue a broad pardon to the Clintons and all their associates in return for shutting down the Clinton Foundation

Clintons will likely remain above the lawPORTLAND, Ore. Nov. 20, 2016/ Troy Media/ – The issue of whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information during her tenure as Secretary of State was a recurring theme in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Her defenders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, contended that no harm to the U.S. had resulted from her actions and that…

Finding the good amid the Rio wreckage

The best of human nature is rarely on display at the Olympics so when it happened ...

Finding the good amid the Rio wreckageTRAIL, B.C. Aug. 25, 2016/ Troy Media/ – I was tired of Rio 2016 even before the opening ceremonies. There was way too much coverage of everything that was wrong and little of what was right. The only good news story that I can recall prior to the opening ceremonies was the creation of Team Refugee.…