It's an uncomfortable reality that the co-op movement and the labour movement are often at odds. Here's an important story from Regina, SK, where the Federated Cooperatives, Ltd. refinery has locked out Unifor Local 594: https://www.thestar.com/edmonton/2020/02/09/this-fight-between-a-union-and-a-co-op-is-threatening-to-divide-the-province-that-birthed-the-canadas-labour-movement.html
(As the article notes, Unifor itself has a bit of a turbulent relationship with the wider Canadian labour movement and left-of-centre politics…they've affiliated themselves with the Liberal Party)
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[CBC] Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball seeks post-blizzard help from Ottawa, asks that the army help the province dig out from the storm. Updated story: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/newfoundland-blizzard-1.5432023
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CBC: Jacob, 8, wanted a Toronto Maple Leafs cake. The bakery used the Maple Leaf Foods logo instead https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/toronto-maple-leafs-cake-montreal-fan-cold-cuts-1.5416348
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Supreme Court awards $20K to woman fined for refusing to hold escalator handrail: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/bela-kosoian-supreme-court-handrail-1.5377772
> The judges wrote in their decision that Kosoian was "entitled to refuse to obey an unlawful order and therefore committed no fault" in the case.
> Mountain Equipment #Coop, Canada's largest outdoor gear retailer, is losing money, says its new CEO Philippe Arrata — a lot of it.
> ...Arrata, the former CFO of Best Buy, says the co-op is at a turning point, facing slow sales, inventory backups, supply chain problems and ever-increasing online competition.
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