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Class action proposed on airline baggage fees

Air Canada and WestJet are facing a potential class action lawsuit after imposing checked baggage fees only days apart.

The proposed class action alleges that the two airlines colluded to impose the fees and have unjustly enriched themselves in the process.

Karl Moore, an aviation expert at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management, found the collusion allegations far fetched.

"I think it's highly unlikely they would collude, it's not the nature of the beast, they're just fierce competitors," Moore said.

Published: 29Sep2016

Class action lawsuit proposed on Air Canada and WestJet baggage fees

Air Canada and WestJet are facing a potential class action lawsuit after imposing checked baggage fees only days apart. The proposed class action alleges that the two airlines colluded to impose the fees and have unjustly enriched themselves in the process.

Karl Moore, an aviation expert at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management, found the collusion allegations far fetched. "I think it's highly unlikely they would collude, it's not the nature of the beast, they're just fierce competitors," Moore said.

Published: 29Sep2016

Minister Lebouthillier Announces Consultations with Charities to Clarify the Rules for their Participation in Political Activities

The Government of Canada recognizes that charitable organizations are valuable contributors to public debate and public policy, which is why the Government has made a commitment to clarify the rules that govern their participation in political activities. It is important that charities be allowed to bring their vast experience-whether in relieving poverty, fighting drug addiction, protecting the environment, or advancing education-to the formulation of public policy and the continuing well-being of Canada and Canadians.

Published: 29Sep2016

L'Experience Transformatrice d'Alain Brunet

Employé de la Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) depuis 35 ans, Alain Brunet a gravi les échelons un à un jusqu’au sommet. Déterminé à ne jamais stagner, il est retourné sur les bancs d’école en 1997 pour suivre un programme accéléré d’administration de l’entreprise à HEC Montréal. « C’est un programme conçu pour les gens dans l’action. Il m’a permis de prendre du recul, après une dizaine d’années comme gestionnaire. J’ai toujours été ouvert à l’idée de me former davantage. J’aime apprendre. Ça alimente ma vie ! », dit-il.

Published: 29Sep2016

Un projet d'action collective vise les frais de bagage d'Air Canada et WestJet

Les transporteurs aériens Air Canada et WestJet pourraient devoir se défendre contre une action collective pour avoir commencé à imposer à leurs voyageurs des frais pour les bagages enregistrés à quelques jours d'intervalle.

...Aux yeux de Karl Moore, un expert en aviation de la faculté de gestion de l'Université McGill, les allégations de collusion sont tirées par les cheveux.

Published: 29Sep2016

Qui est Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, l’épouse du premier ministre cana­dien?

Depuis l'élec­tion de son mari Justin au rang de premier ministre du Canada, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau à elle aussi été propul­sée sous un éclai­rage inter­na­tio­nal. La première dame a tout de la prin­cesse moderne dont rêvait le pays.

Libé­rée de ce “cadeau mal déli­vré” que fut la bouli­mie pour elle, Sophie Grégoire a suivi des études de commerce à l’Uni­ver­sité McGill, puis elle s’est lancée dans une carrière de jour­na­liste. 

Published: 26Sep2016

Du pareil au même

L'un de nous est Américain, l'autre est Canadien; l'un est conservateur, l'autre est libéral. Nous vivons tous deux au Canada, une position privilégiée d'où suivre le déroulement de l'élection présidentielle aux États-Unis. Notre interrogation est la suivante : où sont les Américains honnêtes parmi la classe politique et la population?

Published: 26Sep2016

40th anniversary of the Joint PhD Program in Business Administration

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The Desautels joint program in doctoral management education is celebrating 40 years since its inception. 

Five questions organisations must ask when reacting to surprises

The researchers examined police data from an infamous 2011 murder – where a Dutch criminal was shot whilst under surveillance, but the assailant evaded capture due to police failings – to highlight the challenges of adaptability in high intensity situations.

Faraj says: “Our research examined a high-profile case which showcased the difficulties in coordination faced by a large multidisciplinary police team in a fast-paced environment."

Published: 22Sep2016

Five questions organizations must ask when reacting to surprise incidents

According to researchers there are five key questions to ask when adapting to ‘surprise situations’ in business operations, whether this is an incident occurring ‘out of the blue’ or a change in direction of an ongoing crisis.

The researchers at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University examined police data from an infamous 2011 murder – where a Dutch criminal was shot whilst under surveillance, but the assailant evaded capture due to police failings – to highlight the challenges of adaptability in high intensity situations and relate these to businesses.

Published: 22Sep2016

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