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#350 Loblaws Will Eat Us All [Canadaland]

The Westons might be Canada’s Jeff Bezos, argues Vass Bednar, and not just because they’re very rich.

Dec 06, 2020

They own Loblaw, which is much more than a grocer. It’s an insurance company, a bank, a medical cannabis company and a media company. When you put it all together, that amounts to the largest private ownership of data in Canada.

Loblaw knows a lot about you. Isn’t it time to learn more about them?

Bednar is executive director of the Master in Public Policy at McMaster University, and writes the newsletter “regs to riches.”

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Additional music by Audio Network.

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Vass Bednar is executive director of McMaster University’s master of public policy in digital society 

Republished from Canadaland.