HALIFAX – An Australian website has stopped selling a T-shirt featuring a misappropriated Halifax newspaper cartoon about the Humboldt bus crash tragedy.
Bruce MacKinnon of the Halifax Chronicle Herald said earlier this week that he was notified his cartoon was on a shirt selling for $42.63 on Redbubble.com — adding the seller was crassly trying to profit from a tragedy.
The federal government is looking into concerns raised by a dissident group of Tim Hortons franchisees about the potential violation of terms Ottawa placed on a deal that saw Canada’s most iconic restaurant chain taken over by a Brazilian firm.
A spokesman for Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains said Thursday the government will investigate allegations that Tims owner Restaurant Brands International has failed to live up to promises made to the federal government under the Investment Canada Act in 2014.
TORONTO – Second Cup wants to serve up a different kind of buzz by converting some of its coffee shops into cannabis dispensaries.
Shares in the Canadian restaurant operator rose as much as 26 per cent to $3.47 apiece in early Thursday trading after it announced that it has signed an agreement with marijuana clinic operator National Access Cannabis to develop and operate a network of recreational pot stores.
MONTREAL – Walmart Canada is backtracking on its controversial decision to withdraw from a program that provided work experience in its Quebec stores to people with disabilities or autism.
The retail giant faced a public relations nightmare that included strong criticism online after a health agency said last week the program’s participants would be losing their jobs at Walmart stores in the province.