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Loblaws gift cards and curbing youngsters’ smartphone use: CBC’s Marketplace consumer cheat sheet – Business


Miss one thing this week? Don’t panic. CBC’s Marketplace rounds up the consumer and well being information you wish to have.
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There’s a catch to Loblaws gift cards
Shoppers can now check in to get a $25 gift card from Loblaws, after the corporate admitted to its function in worth-solving bread for greater than a decade. But there is a catch. If you sign up for any lawsuit associated with the fee solving, the price of the gift card can be deducted from any agreement you obtain. Also, when you signed up for a reminder electronic mail and have not gained it, test your junk mail folder.
Should there be a sin tax on meat?
An activist staff says meat must sign up for merchandise like tobacco, sugar and carbon and get a “sin” tax. Why? Because it will scale back how a lot meat we consume, and most likely lend a hand our well being and the surroundings. The staff says the tax may just elevate cash for vitamin schooling.

An activist staff is proposing striking a ‘sin’ tax on meat merchandise. (J. Scott Applewhite/Canadian Press)

Should Apple lend a hand curb smartphone use?
We lately investigated how telephones are designed to stay us hooked. Now, two of Apple’s primary traders need the corporate to do extra to forestall youngsters from the usage of smartphones an excessive amount of. Specifically, the traders need Apple to seek advice from kid construction consultants, supply person information to kid well being researchers, and supply extra choices to offer protection to kids’s well being.

Two of Apple’s primary traders are calling at the corporate to do extra to forestall kids from spending an excessive amount of time on smartphones. (Enrique Calvo/Reuters)

End of lettuce E. coli outbreak
An E. coli outbreak connected to romaine lettuce “appears to be over,” the Public Health Agency of Canada mentioned this week. There had been stories of sickness in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec and 40 circumstances are underneath investigation. The supply of the E. coli has now not but been decided.

Health Canada mentioned this week that a virus of E. coli connected to romaine lettuce has ended. (CBC News)

What else is occurring:

CRTC would possibly examine gross sales techniques. An advocacy staff is urging the CRTC to carry a public inquiry into stories of prime-power gross sales techniques utilized by telecommunications corporations.

Some tax returns will also be filed via telephone. New regulations will permit Canadians with low or fastened earning that do not exchange yr-to-yr to record their taxes via answering questions at the telephone.

Just say no to Goop’s espresso enema. Canadian well being advocates and medical doctors say the $135 US at-house enema gadget may just harm your bowel and has no confirmed well being advantages.
This week in remembers:
This stroller does not meet protection rules; this caviar may just comprise micro organism; those bowls and mugs can crack and this mustard would possibly comprise glass.
Watch this week: Weight loss surgical treatment: Is it well worth the chance?
Considering weight reduction surgical treatment? Gastric banding is likely one of the hottest weight-loss procedures. This week Marketplace finds the luck and complication charges of gastric band surgical treatment, and the associated fee to public well being care of the individuals who want it fastened.

Hey, eating place staff: Are you going through unpaid breaks, upper tip outs or different consequences because of the greater minimal salary? If we so we need to listen from you. Email us at market@cbc.ca

 

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