Tag Archives: cost of living

(1255) Bread rip off


Major grocery chain owned by rich people.  Fixes price of bread for fourteen years.  Self determines a day of reckoning via gift card handout. Lawsuit arrives just in time.
Anti-poverty activist files $1 billion class-action lawsuit over bread price-fixing scheme. Irene Breckon of Elliot Lake, Ont., ‘outraged’ after Loblaw offered $25 gift card
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Weston exposes utter hypocrisy
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(926) Affordable Internet

digital divideThe Internet is pretty much now a necessity, especially when it comes to looking for a job or studying.  ACORN Canada calls for a national affordable Internet policy in a new report so that low income Canadians won’t be left out of the advantages of connectivity.
Internet for all: Internet use and accessibility for low-income Canadians
16-page .pdf file
Anti-poverty advocates call for affordable Internet. The high cost of home Internet services is taking a bite out of food budgets for low-income Canadians, new survey shows
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