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Baggage Fee Collusion Alleged

A class action lawsuit filed in Saskatchewan alleges that WestJet and Air Canada colluded in levying baggage fees for domestic flight in 2014. The suit says it’s an unlikely coincidence that the two airlines announced the fees within three days of each other. WestJet announced the $25 fee for the first bag on Sept. 15, 2014. Air Canada announced virtually the same fee structure on Sept. 18.

Published on : 30 Sep 2016

Lancement du concours universitaire Le levier de ton idée

La Fondation Montréal inc. organise en collaboration avec les universités montréalaises, pour la deuxième année, le concours universitaire Le levier de ton idée, présenté par la Banque Nationale.

Published on : 30 Sep 2016

Crescita Therapeutics Announces Changes to the Board of Directors

Crescita Therapeutics Inc. (Crescita or the Company), a commercial dermatology company with a portfolio of over-the-counter and prescription products for the treatment and care of skin diseases and their symptoms, today announced that Samira Sakhia, President of Knight Therapeutics, has joined its board of directors. Prior to her current role, Ms. Sakhia was the Chief Financial Officer of Paladin Labs. Ms.

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Published on : 30 Sep 2016

Air Canada, WestJet face possible lawsuit over 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 on : 29 Sep 2016

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. «Je crois qu'il est très improbable qu'il y ait de la collusion, ce n'est pas dans la nature (des transporteurs), ils ne sont que de féroces concurrents», a expliqué M. Moore.

Published on : 29 Sep 2016

Former head of IIM Bangalore's Entrepreneurship Cell joins BHIVE workspace

Today, India’s leading shared workspace company BHIVE Workspace announced that it has hired Suryanarayanana, former IIM Bangalore’s Head of Entrepreneurship cell to lead its incubator consulting services. Suryanarayanana is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has a Masters in Management from McGill University, Canada. Read full article: The Hindu Business Line, September 27, 2016 

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Published on : 29 Sep 2016

Former Head of IIM Bangalore's Entrepreneurship Cell Joins BHIVE Workspace

Business Wire IndiaIn his new role at BHIVE, Mr. Suryanarayanan A will head the Incubator Consulting Services as well as help design the Entrepreneur-in-Residence program both of which will help fuel the startup ecosystem. Today, India’s leading shared workspace company BHIVE Workspace announced that it has hired Suryanarayanana, former IIM Bangalore’s Head of Entrepreneurship cell to lead its incubator consulting services. 

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Published on : 29 Sep 2016

Lawsuit claims two Canadian airlines colluded to charge extra fees

A proposed class action lawsuit is going to try and get you back some of those baggage fees you’ve been paying whenever you fly out of town. The lawsuit focuses on two announcements made by WestJet and Air Canada three days apart back in September 2014 and there are suggestions the two airlines met behind closed doors and agreed to charge more.

Published on : 29 Sep 2016

BHIVE Appoints Head Of IIM's Entrepreneurship Cells To Lead Incubator Service

Suryanarayanan A will head the Incubator Consulting Services as well as help design the Entrepreneur-in-Residence program both of which will help fuel the startup ecosystem.

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Published on : 29 Sep 2016

Air Canada, WestJet face possible lawsuit over 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 on : 29 Sep 2016

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 on : 29 Sep 2016

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 on : 29 Sep 2016

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 on : 29 Sep 2016

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 on : 29 Sep 2016

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.

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Published on : 29 Sep 2016