Morning Brief: What is Canada’s New Grocery Store Code of Conduct?

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On top : fans of Office, rejoice! In the wake of this summer’s popular Friends exposure, an interactive experience based on the hit workplace sitcom is coming to Toronto, allowing Michael Scott’s sidekicks to relive some of the show’s most iconic moments (like Kevin unceremoniously throwing his chili pot all over the floor). Hey, wait a second… is this just a managerial ploy to bring the work-from-home crowd back to the office for good? Yeah, good try.

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Grocery store aisles. Right: some products in a supermarket.

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As announced last Friday, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is set to release the country’s first-ever “Grocery Code of Conduct”. It is a consumer protection framework designed to improve “transparency, predictability and fair dealing” and strengthen Canada’s food supply chain, according to the agency. While exact code details for the grocery store have yet to be released, Tristan Wheeler puts the initial information into context for us.

A Star Alliance flight takes off from Montreal.

A Star Alliance flight takes off from Montreal.

Denizn | The time of dreams

If you’re planning on taking a vacation this year, you should be aware that a lot of Canadians will be thinking the same thing. According to accommodation site Vrbo, the travel industry expects increased demand in 2023, which means you’ll want to book ahead to ensure you get your ideal setup. In fact, as MTL Blog’s Sofia Misenheimer notes, the booking site has provided approximate booking dates to help you plan for peak times.

  • Go further: For example, if you are planning to travel this summer, you will want your travel and accommodation booked around April 17th. Winter vacation ? Aim to have your logistics settled by November 3.
TikToker Jade Koch interviews students.

TikToker Jade Koch interviews students.

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As far as the average Canadian knows about American geography, politics, sports and entertainment, this cultural exchange is apparently more or less a one-way street. A Canadian TikToker recently hosted a series of quick interviews with Americans on the street, asking locals about their knowledge of Canadian cities. The results? As Katherine Caspersz notes, most respondents were successful in getting Toronto…but their success rate then dropped.

What else you need to know today

What do you get ex-boyfriend who has everything? How about the dubious honor of naming a disgusting insect after them? The Toronto Zoo allows patrons to “adopt” and name a cockroach before valentine’s day under the Wildlife Conservancy’s Name-a-Roach program, writes Brooke Houghton.

Canada’s most populous province can boast of having produced some of the wealthiest people in the country. From those who inherited generational wealth to new tech entrepreneurs, Patrick John Gilson explains how each of the nine richest Ontarians have amassed their fantastic fortune.

While Vancouver’s food scene is perhaps best known for its Asian imports, the city can apparently hold its own on the Italian front, too. Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill ranked 33rd on the World’s 50 Best Italian Restaurants list for 2023, up from 49th on last year’s list. Ashley Harris Details what to expect at the upscale italian joint.

If you’re looking to change careers, Madeline Forsyth has scoured the LCBO listings so you don’t have to. Here is six vacancies at Ontario’s largest wine and spirits supplierfrom IT project manager to procurement specialist.

The late rapper Mac Miller would have turned 31 today. Former Canadiens and Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek is 41, as is future Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. The late NFL linebacker Junior Seau was born on this day in 1969. Thomas Kinkade, the twee painter of little cottage scenes your grandmother loves, would have turned 65 today. Married with children Matriarch Katey Sagal is 69. Disgraced celebrity chef Paula Deen is 76. The timeless Dolly Parton is 77 years old. Janis Joplin was born on this day in 1943. American poet Edgar Allan Poe was born on this day in 1809.

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