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John Tory, left, then the leader of the Ontario Conservatives, and Edward Rogers arrive for the funeral of Ted Rogers at St. James Cathedral in Toronto in December 2008. The Rogers family feud in the years following Ted Rogers’ death is one of many to erupt at family-owned Canadian corporations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

From Vincent Massey to Ed Rogers: Canada’s history of family firm feuds rivals Succession

Bitter family feuds and succession battles are not new to Canadian business. In fact, several prominent family-owned firms have had very public brawls. The Rogers feud, though, puts the company at risk.
A statistics professor used his expertise in calculating probabilities to come up with a 98 winning percentage for Tim Hortons popular Roll up the Rim contest. (Photo Illustration/The Conversation)

Here’s how I cracked Roll up the Rim and won (almost) every time

Tim Hortons changed Roll up the Rim to include a digital element. A statistician correctly predicted that playing on the last day of the contest would dramatically increase the odds of winning.
By adding a ‘digital roll’ to its iconic game, Tim Hortons’ Roll up the Rim contest now has some statistical similarities to slot machines. (Photo Illustration/The Conversation)

Roll up the Rim: How COVID-19 has changed the contest — and maybe your odds of winning

The Tim Hortons coffee chain has made some changes to its iconic Roll up the Rim contest, including the addition of “digital rolls.” A statistician explains how this changes the odds of winning.
Demand is hot for plant-based food options like the lentil-based veggie burger seen here. (Shutterstock)

The future of meat is shifting to plant-based products

Plant-based proteins are in hot demand. That’s why Canadian grocery stores and restaurant chains are racing to give consumers what they want.
President of Ontario Federation of Labour Chris Buckley addresses protesters outside a Tim Hortons Franchise in Toronto last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Democracy, freedom and cheap stuff: Can we pay more for our coffee?

Do businesses have to act like businesses? Or could we pay slightly more for goods, like coffee, and recognize that stability for working people is essential to a robust economy.

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