‘It’s not right’: Walmart criticized for charging more for plus size clothing

Walmart Canada is facing criticism for charging more for plus size clothing, a policy some shoppers consider an unjust “fat tax.”   “It’s unacceptable,” said Walmart shopper, Shannon Mozak in Edmonton who sometimes buys plus sizes. “It’s a form of shaming people.” Walmart and some other retailers markup their plus size clothing with the justification that bigger sizes cost […]

DavidsTea shareholder demands answers on Segal’s leadership, CEO search

A major DavidsTea shareholder says the founder’s takeover of the board of directors at the beverage company will cause it to continue to lose good employees and fall far behind its potential. TDM Growth Partners, which holds 12 per cent of the company’s shares, sent a letter to three independent directors giving them five days […]

Air Canada exec to become new CEO of Air France-KLM

Air Canada chief operating officer Ben smith will leave the company to become the chief executive at Air France-KLM. Air Canada confirmed that Smith will resign his position with the company effective August 31. Air Canada said Smith was leaving to become CEO at a “European-based global airline.” “We wish Ben well in his future […]

U.S. judge orders Keystone XL pipeline review in setback for Trump

A federal judge in Montana on Wednesday ordered the U.S. State Department to do a full environmental review of a revised route for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, a move that could delay the project and prove a setback for the Trump administration. For more than a decade, environmentalists, tribal groups, and ranchers have […]

Turkey boosts tariffs on some U.S. products, more than doubling them on cars and alcohol

Turkey is boosting tariffs on imports of certain U.S. products, including rice, cars, alcohol, coal and cosmetics — escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis. Tariffs are more than doubling for American cars and alcohol, for instance, to 120 per cent and 140 per cent, respectively.  “Turkey does not favour […]

RyanAir pilot strike grounds 400 flights across Europe

Budget airline Ryanair said Wednesday it is cancelling 400 of over 2,400 flights on Friday due to a strike by pilots in Ireland, Sweden, Belgium and Germany at the height of the vacation travel season. The airline says 85 per cent of its Friday flights would operate and that affected customers would get email or […]

Ontario’s provincial power company buys U.S. renewable energy firm for $388M

Ontario’s government-owned power company is making its first foray outside the province, announcing a deal to buy New Jersey-based Eagle Creek Renewable Energy for $388 million. Ontario Power Generation says Eagle Creek owns 63 small hydropower facilities in the United States providing a total of 216 megawatts of capacity. The privately held target company’s two […]

Alex Jones’ Infowars content removed from Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify

Apple Inc, YouTube, Facebook Inc and Spotify all took down podcasts and channels from U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, saying on Monday that the Infowars author had broken community standards. The sweeping moves are the broadest actions yet by internet companies that have suspended or removed some of the conspiracy-driven content. Since founding Infowars in […]

Trump’s inefficiency revolution: Don Pittis

Even as U.S. President Donald Trump crowed last week about an economic growth rate above four per cent, he continued to butt heads with a widely held principle of economics — that success springs from greater and greater efficiency. “I am thrilled to announce that in the second quarter of this year, the U.S. economy grew at the amazing […]