The Truth About CBD; Instacart Employees Speak Out: CBC Market Checklist

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Illegal CBD products are everywhere and could put you at risk

Are you planning to give CBD a try or are you looking to find out what all the hype is about? You will want to check of the market place last investigation.

As Canadians look to CBD for its promise as a health remedy, Marlet discovered that there is no control over what goes on in illegal black market products.

While infiltrating, we found hundreds of illegal CBD products for sale and vendors who were willing to make prohibited health claims on the products. Read more

CBD is found everywhere, from candy bars to pet treats, from face masks to moisturizers and bath bombs. A Marketplace investigation found hundreds of illegal CBD products for sale. 10:30 p.m.

Instacart “buyers” baffled by decrease in paychecks

Delivery people who work with Instacart, the app that collects orders online and drops them off with customers, say it’s impossible to understand how the company calculates what they get paid, but one thing is clear: their revenues have declined considerably. the last months.

“I’ve probably analyzed 3,000 to 4,000 batches of Instacart orders, just trying to figure out how they set their pricing model, and I can’t,” said Daniel Feuer, 52, of Whitby, in. Ontario, one of six Instacarts. delivery people from across the country who spoke to Go Public.

“I’m making a lot less money, and it’s not about reducing the number of orders, it’s about reducing the actual payment for those orders.”

He is not alone. Private Facebook groups, which include more than 7,000 of the more than 20,000 Instacart workers in Canada, handle compensation complaints.

Like many app-based businesses, Instacart uses an algorithm to calculate what it pays at any given time. In a statement to Go Public, a spokesperson said many factors are taken into account, including the current level of demand, mileage, number and weight of items and the retailer. Read more

Instacart Buyers See Pay Rates Dip Below Minimum Wage | Go in public

Instacart employees say they are making much less money – often below minimum wage rates – than at the start of the pandemic, while doing the same amount of work. 1:59

Thousands of patients have seen an Ontario plastic surgeon who they say are missing

A dozen patients told CBC News they were out of thousands of dollars after a plastic surgeon took deposits for procedures he never performed.

Pina Vitale paid Dr. Mahmood Kara, who is also called Mahmud Kara of Dr. Kara Plastic Surgery, a 50% deposit of $ 6,500 for a tummy tuck to be performed on October 4th. But in the weeks leading up to her appointment, Vitale could no longer reach anyone at Kara’s clinic.

“No one answers my calls. My emails are being bounced … the phones have been disconnected. So I say to myself, “What’s going on? “She told CBC News in an interview at her home in Nobleton, Ont.” It’s so disappointing … [I worked] so hard to get here. “

Kara operates four private clinics in Ontario in Toronto, Scarborough, Vaughan and Whitby and has two satellite locations in Guelph and Burlington, according to her company’s website.

CBC News has contacted Kara on several occasions through attorneys, email, phone, social media, and in person. He did not respond to any of our questions or requests for comment. Read more

Pina Vitale is shown in her backyard with documents she saved from Dr. Kara’s plastic surgery. She came out over $ 6,000 after paying a deposit but had no proceedings. (Mark Bochsler / CBC)

Amazon employees say conditions worsened as demand increased during pandemic

It’s no secret that online shopping has seen a huge increase since the start of the pandemic.

For Amazon, this translated into higher profits. In 2020, company figures show Amazon’s global net profit would have grown by 84%.

But warehouse workers and contract delivery drivers say The fifth state that as demand increased, conditions deteriorated.

When employees complained about increasingly difficult working conditions or attempted to organize, they said they faced retaliation and unfair practices from Amazon. Read more

Amazon has 16 warehouses in Canada, which it calls fulfillment centers, and more are under construction. (Frédéric Legrand / COMEO / Shutterstock)

Last season Marlet investigated what actually happens to Amazon returns.

What else is going on?

BMO apologizes after guard asks residential school survivor to leave Winnipeg bank 2 times
Vivian Ketchum says the same guard twice told her to leave the branch, including the day she had a meeting with the manager.

Flair Airlines expands its fleet and adds 14 new routes in Canada and the United States
Discount carrier with ambitious expansion plans looking for opportunities.

Mini electronic lighter X-Lite recalled due to potential fire and burn hazard
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact X-Lite Corporation for a free replacement.

Ombrelle Garnier Complete Dry Mist Spray sunscreen recalled due to high benzene levels
Stop using the recalled products.

Marketplace needs your help

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