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In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 11: The Trump express rolls on; the Canadian ketchup controversy

It started as a joke. It’s still a joke, but nobody’s laughing anymore. Donald J. Trump famously entered the U.S. Republican race back in June by riding a down escalator. C’mon, a down escalator? What better symbol of failure than a down escalator? Everybody had a good laugh, and went about seriously dissecting the ‘real’ […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 11: The Trump express rolls on; the Canadian ketchup controversy

Cowichan Conversations: The Real Canadian Superstore Squeezing the Poor for More Profits is a Big Mistake

Russell Davies

Guest Post- By Russell Davies   The Real Canadian Superstore squeezing the poor for more profits is a big mistake and shows no consideration for low income customers and those of us that are less fortunate.

The recent change of policy on reduced produce shows lack of empathy for people of . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Real Canadian Superstore Squeezing the Poor for More Profits is a Big Mistake

Politics, Re-Spun: Expanding Our 2014 Boycott List: #BoycottLoblaws

First, it started with IKEA, which has been locking out its Richmond, BC workers for 11 months. Then it expanded to a white Richmond farmer who isn’t all that happy with all the non-white farmers changing the complexion of farming in BC.

So we’re are committing to #BoycottIKEA and boycotting W & A Farms . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Expanding Our 2014 Boycott List: #BoycottLoblaws

The Ranting Canadian: Toronto Mayday 2013 – Photo set 2 Two current issues that were…

Toronto Mayday 2013 – Photo set 2

Two current issues that were emphasized at the 2013 International Workers Day rally in Toronto were the deaths of hundreds of garment workers in a recent factory collapse in Bangladesh (and the continuing systematic exploitation of all sweatshop workers in that country) . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Toronto Mayday 2013 – Photo set 2
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Trashy's World: Customer service…

… is something that one would think would be important to retailers at this time of the year. Not so much if you happen to frequent the Loblaws at Elmvale Acres. This place is the perfect example of how NOT to do customer service! Here is the lineup last night, 5 days before Christmas: Two . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Customer service…

The Ranting Canadian: introvertedloudmouth:A letter to Galen Weston Jr. 

introvertedloudmouth:

A letter to Galen Weston Jr.

False positive: private profit in Canada's health care: Will That Be Raspberries With Your Rectal?

The changing face of primary care is on special at Loblaws’. Primacy, a for-profit chain of primary care clinics, has 112 outlets in Loblaw Stores. Most Loblaws’ also have in-store pharmacies. The synergies are obvious. Primacy’s web site says, “an on-site pharmacy provides expert advice and services to our patients.” A recently signed preferred pharmacy . . . → Read More: False positive: private profit in Canada’s health care: Will That Be Raspberries With Your Rectal?

Things Are Good: Loblaws Plans on Removing Artificial Ingredients from its Food

Artificial ingredients have a bad reputation because they’ve been left untested for years. Now, one of Canada’s largest grocery stores is ring to remove all those artificial ingredients from their in-house food line. This follows other pod providers and is a direct reaction to growing consumer concerns over some of their food.

Advocacy groups such . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Loblaws Plans on Removing Artificial Ingredients from its Food

Politics, Re-Spun: Joe Fresh & Loblaws: Perpetuating the Early Marginalization of Women

Not so long ago, my friend Becca was shopping at her local Loblaws store (Real Canadian Superstore, for those of us who live in the West.)

Like many people I know, Becca approves of their Joe Fresh clothing line, which offers Canadians the opportunity to buy stylish and seasonal clothing at reasonable prices. Always colourful, . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Joe Fresh & Loblaws: Perpetuating the Early Marginalization of Women