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Canadian meat giant Maple Leaf debuts its new plant-based burger

Canadian meat giant Maple Leaf debuts its new plant-based burger

Maple Leaf Foods has high expectations for its new plant-based burger.Robyn Beck/AFP Watch out, Impossible. Beware, Beyond. A new competitor is entering the plant-based burger market. Lightlife Foods, the brand behind Gimme Lean meatless “beef,” Tofu Pups hot dogs, Organic Fakin’ Bacon Tempeh Strips and other vegetarian staples, is joining the looks-like, cooks-like, smells-like, tastes-like-the-real-thing veggie burger fray. The

Tim Hortons’ parent hikes dividend and makes changes to management

Burger King and Tim Hortons' parent Restaurant Brands International Inc. raised its dividend as it announced changes in its executive suite.Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The parent company of Tim Hortons and other fast food chains doubled down on its plans for fast international expansion, shaking up its executive suite in

McDonald’s riles franchisees with demand to pay for kitchen wall in remodelling plan

McDonald's big push to revamp thousands of U.S. locations has encountered hiccups as franchisees complain about the expensive changes.Mike Stewart/AP Photo files McDonald’s Corp. has its own wall problems. They’re both literal and metaphorical. The world’s biggest restaurant company is creating strife with its U.S. franchisees by including a new wall in a remodelling plan.

China ‘absolutely necessary’ for Ontario Teachers’, CEO says

Ron Mock, president and chief executive officer of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has a long-term plan for China that’s unlikely to be derailed by political tensions, its chief executive officer said. “China’s a long game from our perspective and while there’s always skirmishes of one kind or another, in the

Gillette ad takes on ‘toxic masculinity’ in #MeToo-era rebrand

A Procter & Gamble Co. Gillette brand razor.Daniel Acker / Bloomberg For three decades, Gillette promised its customers “The Best a Man Can Get.” An individual. Acquisitive. Assertive. And always clean-shaven. This was the vision of masculinity depicted in an ad campaign that debuted in January 1989 during Super Bowl XXIII. The early days of

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, other progressives poised to join panel overseeing Wall Street, sources say

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will almost certainly join the House Financial Services Committee, sources say.Saul Loeb/AFP Wall Street, get ready for a lot more scrutiny from U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The New York lawmaker, who has become a sensation among progressives, will almost certainly join the House Financial Services Committee after a group of fellow

Adoption of digital IDs would help unlock Canada’s economy, bankers say

The Canadian flag blows in the wind in the heart of the financial district in Toronto.Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press Canada needs to embrace digital identification to “unlock the full potential” of banking and the economy, Canadian Bankers Association Chief Executive Officer Neil Parmenter said. “We should be open to innovative identity verification methods like document