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Marmite and Irn-Bru not banned, but only "Canadian compliant formulations" allowed, says CFIA

Michael Woods, Ottawa Citizen:

Fans of Irn-Bru and Marmite can heave a sigh of relief and stop stockpiling: the popular British food imports aren’t banned in Canada after all, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

However, only specific formulations of the British favourites that meet Canadian standards are allowed.

The CFIA released a statement Saturday evening in an apparent attempt to quell growing outrage over news food safety officials seized several British food products from a Saskatoon store last week.

Ten years from now, will you remember where you were when the Great Marmite Scare happened?

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Trader Joe's Loses Canadian Pirate Joe's Lawsuit

Susanna Kim, ABC News:

Michael Hallatt of Vancouver, Canada, said he is “thrilled” that a judge dismissed a lawsuit by Trader Joe’s, hoping to shut down his store across the border called Pirate Joe’s, which resells the American company’s products.

A U.S. District Court judge in Seattle ruled that it did not jurisdiction in the case.

My favorite part was the combination of these two sentences:

Hallatt, 53, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars at Trader Joe’s in less than two years, running his store across the Canadian border where there are no Trader Joe’s stores.

Because he is still banned from the shopping at Trader Joe’s, he pays other people to shop for him.

HOW DARE THIS MAN GIVE OUR COMPANY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS

WE MUST BAN HIM AND BRING HIS REIGN OF TERROR TO AN END, LEST HIS GIVING US MONEY LEADS TO OUR FINANCIAL RUIN

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The Definition of Privilege

Hey check this out, Ron Leech, a politician in Alberta, Canada, has neatly defined the concept of privilege for us:

I think, as a Caucasian, I have an advantage. When different community leaders such as a Sikh leader or a Muslim leader speak, they really speak to their own people in many ways,” Leech is reported to have said by CTV.

As a Caucasian, I believe that I can speak to all the community.

Galling, really.

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New from the Royal Canadian Mint:

New Series! The Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai dinosaur coin is the first in a 4-coin Prehistoric Creature glow-in-the-dark (photo-luminescent) series!
• For best effect, place the coin in sunlight, fluorescent, or incandescent light for 30 – 60 seconds then bring the coin into the dark to reveal the skeleton of the dinosaur!

You know when you were eight years old and imagined you ruled the entire world? This was legal tender in your empire.

New from the Royal Canadian Mint:

New Series! The Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai dinosaur coin is the first in a 4-coin Prehistoric Creature glow-in-the-dark (photo-luminescent) series!

• For best effect, place the coin in sunlight, fluorescent, or incandescent light for 30 – 60 seconds then bring the coin into the dark to reveal the skeleton of the dinosaur!

You know when you were eight years old and imagined you ruled the entire world? This was legal tender in your empire.