Ontario environment minister to meet with federal counterpart in Toronto

TORONTO – The federal environment minister is set to meet with her Ontario counterpart in Toronto today where they are expected to discuss the province’s new plan to address climate change. The Progressive Conservative government’s plan, unveiled last week, replaces the cap-and-trade system brought in by the previous Liberal regime and does not put a price on carbon. The new […]

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Nearly 30 detained by North Carolina police after surrounding ICE van to protect undocumented man

North Carolina police arrested 27 people Friday for trying to prevent an Immigration and Customs Enforcement van from leaving with a Mexican man during an immigration appointment. Samuel Oliver-Bruno, an undocumented Mexican national, arrived at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office in Morrisville at 8:45 a.m. for a biometrics scan, according to Alerta Migratoria, an immigrants rights advocacy organization in North Carolina. The […]

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Twitter Users Baffled By Trump’s ‘Great Climate’ Promise During Wildfire Tour

President Donald Trump vowed to make the Earth’s climate great again as he toured the destruction caused by the deadliest wildfire in California’s history.  After witnessing the devastation inflicted on the community of Paradise, Trump on Saturday was asked by reporters whether his opinion on climate change had been altered.  “No. No. I have a strong opinion: I want great climate, […]

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Commentary: What a “win” looks like in the midterm elections

When it comes to Tuesday’s midterms, what does a “win” look like? If Democrats wake up on Wednesday and they’re up 25 seats in the House but down two in the U.S. Senate—is that a win?  Will Republicans count narrowly losing the House but adding to their Senate majority a “loss?” Nonsense, says pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson, co-founder of Echelon […]

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Animal rights gone too far? California voters will decide on chicken cage ban

If you’re a chicken, you could do worse than to live in one of Frank Hilliker’s cage-free hen houses. “I have chicken Disneyland,” Hilliker said. There are chicken toys hanging from the ceiling of his barns in Lakeside, California, for the hens to peck, and the birds are fed up to eight times a day. It might seem like Hilliker has gone […]

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Dan Loeb’s bid for control of Campbell’s board grinds to a halt

Activist investor Dan Loeb’s bid for control of Campbell’s board hit a snag. A New Jersey judge denied Loeb’s motion for expedited discovery into the soupmaker’s board Friday, paving the way for Campbell’s Nov. 29 annual meeting to “proceed as planned,” Campbell said Friday. Loeb’s Third Point sued Campbell last month, accusing it of running a “campaign of misinformation” to […]

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Coke Will Not Yet Enter Cannabis Business

Atlanta, GA-based beverage giant Coca Cola Co. (KO) currently has no plans to enter the cannabis industry with marijuana-infused beverages, the company announced during its recent quarterly earnings call on Tuesday morning.  Investors Fear Overheated Cannabis Market  Earlier this year, cannabis investors bulked up on shares of cannabis producer Aurora Cannabis (ACB) following a report from Bloomberg indicating that the international beverage […]

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Carly Fiorina Says Trump Has Reached A ‘New Low’ With Stormy Daniels Attacks

Carly Fiorina said on Thursday that President Donald Trump has reached “a new low” with his recent attacks on Stormy Daniels, a porn star who claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and has sued him for defamation. “I think the habit of insulting one’s political enemies is unfortunately long standing in this country, and he has brought […]

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Campbell Soup heirs unite against activist Dan Loeb

The heirs to the Campbell Soup fortune are circling the wagons against activist investor Dan Loeb. The Camden, NJ-based soupmaker announced Wednesday that four descendants of John Dorrance — the inventor of condensed soup and early owner of Campbell — intend to back the current board at next month’s shareholder meeting with the more than 40 percent of Campbell shares […]

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