WINNIPEG – A Manitoba politician who was kicked out of the governing Progressive Conservative caucus is asking a judge to strike down the province’s ban on floor-crossing as a violation of his charter rights.
Steven Fletcher is taking the province to court over a 2006 law that prevents him from joining another party and requires him to sit as an Independent until a byelection in his constituency or a general election. Fletcher says the law is the only one of its kind in Canada.
MONTREAL – Another divorce in Canada’s loyalty card sector has consumers stuck in the middle asking questions about the future of an industry still bruised by the actions of some of its largest providers.
The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce announced this week it is severing ties with Loblaw’s (TSX:L) President’s Choice Financial and rolling PC’s two million bank accounts into its Simplii Financial brand starting Nov. 1.