May 07, 2019

“It's not ethical, but things happen.” Loblaw shareholders defend free fridges

David MenziesMission Specialist

At the annual shareholder meeting for George Weston Limited, chairman of the board Galen Weston declared that his corporation, the parent company of Loblaws, is committed to “transparency and ethics.”


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So why did this multi-billion dollar conglomerate take part in an illegal bread price-fixing scheme?

And why did this corporation — with revenue of $48.6 billion last year — take $12 million in taxpayer welfare from the Justin Trudeau Liberals for new refrigeration?

Alas, when I asked shareholders outside the event about these things, answers to these ethical questions weren’t all that forthcoming...

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commented 2019-05-12 13:15:48 -0400
Perhaps canuks can find the balls to STOP SHOPPING AS LOBLAWS BUSINESSES!
tHAT WOULD CERTAINLY SEND A MESSAGE!
commented 2019-05-12 13:11:14 -0400
It just never ends and it isn’t going to until CANADIANS MAKE IT STOP! sadly THAT ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN!
canadians are the MINORITY but at the same time the MAJORITY OF TAX PAYERS. We HAVE NO VOICE OTHER THAN OUR MONEY and as long as we continue to PAY ALL THE BILLS, NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE AND AS LONG AS WE ACCEPT CORRUPTION, THEFT, LIES, TREASON AND SO ON, THIS IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO GET!
commented 2019-05-12 13:11:14 -0400
It just never ends and it isn’t going to until CANADIANS MAKE IT STOP! sadly THAT ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN!
canadians are the MINORITY but at the same time the MAJORITY OF TAX PAYERS. We HAVE NO VOICE OTHER THAN OUR MONEY and as long as we continue to PAY ALL THE BILLS, NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE AND AS LONG AS WE ACCEPT CORRUPTION, THEFT, LIES, TREASON AND SO ON, THIS IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO GET!
commented 2019-05-09 02:21:01 -0400
IF you are going to do a story get your details straight the 12 million dollars as part of a cross country energy efficient freon gas upgrade for in house coolers and freezers of a total cost of 36 million dollars service cost,…. energy saving grant …if you upgrade your refrigerated warehouses to a more efficient freon gas you would be eligible also ..are you going to do a story on other Canadian grocery chains also when they upgrade their freon refrigeration gas and receive grants …support Canadian FAMILY business
commented 2019-05-08 21:54:12 -0400
In consideration of the shareholder response “if the government gave you a tax refund, if the government gave you a fridge, wouldn’t you take it”. Now we need to know who exactly gave them the money for the refrigeration and why. Incidentally, governments do not give you a tax refund, it simply means you overpaid tax on your earnings and you are rightfully claiming it back.
commented 2019-05-08 20:41:58 -0400
Great last line. The very people who oppose capitalism. Hypocrites. Let’s see your taxes!
commented 2019-05-08 17:31:38 -0400
These people lived till the old age and haven’t acquired any dignity. Old, rich and disgusting. There are a lot of them in Canada. Anyway, hell has lots of room for the human garbage.
commented 2019-05-08 16:23:27 -0400
ethical and honest? does sound like ethical and honest trudy? in the same way. two peas in a rotten pod!
commented 2019-05-08 15:15:52 -0400
What company accepts Government (tax payer) handouts that they do not need or deserve a 12 Million dollar freebie. Nice, hey Mr Champagne Socialist, guess who says no to TAX PAYER cash? Everyone with ethics and morals. PS you idiot, a tax refund is not free money either, it is because they took too much of my money in the first place.
commented 2019-05-08 01:05:39 -0400
I gotta think that Jihadi-Justin-Groper’s $ twelve mil taxpayer theft/giveaway was chump change for these Weston guys…and with their billions…don’t really give a s**t for any criticism…from anybody…FNMP’s (Fake News Media Parties) or legitimate news/opinion purveyors (like THEREBEL)…and from their position of wealth and power – not that there’s anything wrong with that – can pretty much say F – U to anybody…especially with ‘friends’ like Liberals…in Canada!
Hasn’t it always been the nature of wealth and power…
commented 2019-05-07 23:43:07 -0400
HA! “Free money” spoken like a true leftist pro(re)gressive.
commented 2019-05-07 20:41:53 -0400
When you are a shareholder you are not going to look the gift horse in the mouth or bite the hand that feeds you.
What does this mean? “Hopefully the younger crowd is doing better than the older crowd?”comment from one fellow.
Mr “if the government offers free money why wouldn’t you take free money”, has got to be a liberal.

Exactly Jan, the little guy is plumping up the coffers of those fortunate enough to be in a position to invest. I have nothing against making money but on the backs of those less able is a very bad look for any company. It generally causes resentment all around.
commented 2019-05-07 19:52:30 -0400
Off topic.
What happened to Rebel Contributor. Jack Buckby?
commented 2019-05-07 19:43:28 -0400
Payback is not hard for Trudeau when he is paying for favors received, using taxpayers money. The young master Trudeau should know that when it is payback time for the public, it will be a proverbial bastard.
commented 2019-05-07 19:35:50 -0400
But do thye know it’s our money that was given to the Weston’s? It wasn’t Trudeau’s personal bank account, it was ours!
These are the contributors to the Liberal party. It’s just a game.