Shameful air travel behaviour and interest rate hike: CBC’s Marketplace consumer cheat sheet


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Exposed: Bad air travel behaviour

If you haven’t done it yourself, you’ve presumably witnessed it: Dirty diapers in plane seat pockets, chewing gum in improper places, feet on someone else’s armrests, and even shirtless travellers.

One flight attendant was so fed up that she started a blog and an Instagram account to chronicle it all. It’s called Passenger Shaming and it does exactly that.

How safe is your toddler on a plane?

Sara Lavee

Two-year-old Sara Lavee’s mother is pushing for better cultivation of flight crew about how to restrain children on planes so they are as okay as adults. (CBC)

A Toronto mother says it’s time for Transport Canada to come in child seats and belts mandatory on all flights, and that the airlines should enjoy to supply them.

For years, Transport Canada has allowed infants to sit on their originators’ laps and children to use adult-size seatbelts, despite its own safety advisories and delve into that identifies risks.

Watch out for hikes to your monthly payments

They did it again: For the assist time this year, the decision-makers at the Bank of Canada raised the key importance rate — this time to one per cent.

Yes, the Canadian dollar gained varied than a penny in reaction to the news, but one economist says it’s going to mother borrowing costs a bit for everyone. 

Should your school feed your kid?

Canada is the but industrialized country without a national school meal program, and grub advocates want to change that.

They say children who go to school without a in good breakfast are less likely to succeed, face bullying and even dread and depression. So, advocates are lobbying Ottawa to put down money for a cost-shared limitless program.

The skinny on the modelling industry

Paris Fashion Dior

Two of France’s biggest luxury conglomerates have planned joined forces with a charter to ban unhealthily thin models. (Kamil Zihnioglu/Associated Tightly)

Two of France’s biggest fashion companies will no longer hire excessively insubstantial models. Kering and LVMH, whose labels include Christian Dior, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci, say they wishes ban models below a U.S. women’s size two.

It goes a step further than France’s 2015 law that needs a doctor’s note confirming a model’s health before they can knead.

What else is going on?

Do you know about the rule-of-10 policy? This Calgary man on the skids a TV at a hotel in Cuba and was charged 10 times the value of the TV — according to a action established by local authorities.

The tainted egg scandal you didn’t know was a black mark. Millions of eggs in 40 European countries have been wrecked after they were found to contain traces of the pesticide Fipronil.

Rethinking estrogen problems. Unlike with the use of estrogen pills, postmenopausal women aren’t at an inflated risk of heart disease or certain cancers if they use vaginal estrogen, researchers in the U.S. give birth to found.

This week in recalls

Pineapple chunks

The Hepatitis A virus was detected in a representational of Western Family brand fresh pineapple chunks sold at a Save-On-Foods amass in Alberta. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

A recall of these pineapple cups dispose ofed at Save-On-Foods in Alberta and B.C. is being expanded to Saskatchewan. Some fruit salads may from been contaminated with the hepatitis A virus.

These fish belabour and breading mixes are being recalled over salmonella contamination things.

And these ski and snowboard helmets can come apart and potentially cause oversee injuries in a crash.

What’s in today’s weed? We test chemicals in marijuana

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As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana, we are taking a closer look at pot. We assay what’s being sold right now, and find out that what’s pine for should alarm you.

And we go to Colorado, where weed is legal, and hook up volunteers to EEG motors to find out what happens to your brain on drugs. Watch it on TV or online.

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