The controversial business practice into which Canadian grocery chains sink billions
Stock buybacks are "toxic to productivity, they're toxic to wages, they're toxic to the prices that consumers pay"
August 28, 2023
#907 Hang the Grocer
Grocers sure are making it easy for us to be mad at them.
August 3, 2023
#903 Canada: Your New Home On The Streets
Canada created a new pathway to permanent residency for a large number of Ukrainian refugees, as a group of asylum claimants from other countries were sleeping in the streets of Toronto.
July 20, 2023
Bonus: Do Not Pass Go
A bonus conversation about the recent testimony by Canada's grocery CEOs in front of a parliamentary committee and our reflections on our Monopoly season.
March 15, 2023
Monopoly #17 – Food Fight
A closer look at the modern-day supermarket and the ongoing battle between everyday Canadians and grocery CEOs over what’s to blame for our declining standard of living.
March 8, 2023
#51 Lost In Inflation
Financial Minister Chrystia Freeland’s mini-budget is at your service to save us from inflation. Or is it Justin-flation? This week our host, Mattea Roach, is joined by Emilie Nicolas, Murad Hemmadi, and Nick-Taylor Vaisey to talk about the effectiveness of the proposed budget, the impending recession, and the “costly-coalition.” They also tackle the increasingly common use of the notwithstanding clause—what does it mean, and should we be worried?
November 15, 2022
Monopoly #1 – Lost in the Supermarket
Canadians are being squeezed at every end. When it comes to cell phone bills, grocery bills, housing, entertainment, we’re all paying more than ever before.
November 9, 2022
#40 Justinflation Or Chrystia Frecession
What is happening to the Canadian economy? Stephen Gordon, director of the department of economics at Université Laval, helps unpack the ins and outs of the Bank of Canada, an institution we know little about. He talks to Fatima about the worries of a hyper-politicized economy and helps us understand how the next months under this economic turmoil will unfold.
June 21, 2022
#20 Economy As Entertainment?
Political showmanship about #Justinflation abound, just as the Liberal government is set to release their Fall Economic Statement this week. And it's our last episode of 2021! We offer some highlights and lowlights of the year.
December 14, 2021
#17 A Money Manel: Equalization & Inflation
Alberta thinks it made a "powerful" statement to Ottawa this week. And the Bank of Canada says inflation is persistent, which can also be perceived as good news if you look really hard.