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Global National: May 1, 2024 | Loblaw boycott begins — will Canada’s biggest grocer feel the pinch? [Video]

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Global National: May 1, 2024 | Loblaw boycott begins — will Canada’s biggest grocer feel the pinch?

The campaign to boycott Loblaw stores has officially kicked off, but will Canadians stop shopping at the grocery giant’s various banners — including the Real Canadian Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart, No Frills, T&T, Zehrs, Provigo, and Dominion? Anne Gaviola explains what’s prompted the boycott and whether it will have a meaningful impact.

After much controversy, years of delays, and being billions of dollars overbudget, oil is finally flowing through the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Heather Yourex-West explains what Canadians are getting from the investment and whether it can be enough to silence critics who question the pipeline’s profitability.

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre and the rest of his caucus have returned to the House of Commons, after Poilievre was ejected for refusing to retract a statement calling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a “wacko.” David Akin looks at how the first Question Period since that ejection was way more civil and why the tranquility likely won’t last.

Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters have been arrested at college and university campuses across the U.S., with the majority of those demonstrations asking for their schools to divest from Israel in some form. Jackson Proskow reports on the disruptions at Columbia University, University of Wisconsin-Madison and UCLA.

The federal government is moving ahead with changes to Canada’s asylum claim system, which could speed up the country’s deportation process. Mackenzie Gray explains what some of those changes are and the reaction.

Plus, it has been 28 years since some of the cast and crew who worked on the blockbuster film ‘Titanic’ in Nova Scotia got mysteriously high after eating seafood chowder. It’s one of the entertainment world’s biggest mysteries. Heidi Petracek explains the new information Halifax police have revealed and the lingering question of who spiked the soup.

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